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Next to Yuma National Bank.
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B. F. FLY
(Yuma Daily Examiner.)
Established Nov, 1870, by Jas. M.Barney and Judge Wm. J. Berry; pur
chased 1875 by John W. Dorrington, who relinquished to W. H. Shorey on
July 1, 1911; who in turn relinquished to B. F. Fly on January 1, 1917; pub
lished for 46 years without missing an issue.
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"Our Country! In ner intercourse with foreign na
tions may she always be in the right; but our country, right
or-wrong " Stephen Decatur.
NO MAN WHO IS LOYAL IS BEING CRITICISED, NO
MATTER WHAT HIS NAME OR NATIONALITY.
The German-American National Al
liance has just concluded its national
gab-fest in the City of Chicago. Of
course, the members of this Deutsch
Americanisehen National Bund
couldn't go h(?me after they were
through talking without doing some
resoluting too. For all of which we
don't blame them. The natural pro
duct of a convention si resolutions,
just as the upshot of a game of ball
is runs; of poker, chips and of thresh
The resolutions of the bund were
characterized by a plaintill wail.
They were directed to Hon. Wood
row Wilson, President of the United
They complain that German-Americans
are being attacked because of
their nationality in this here coun
try and they ask the president to pro
This is a deliberate misstatement
of the facts in the case.
A man asked us the other day
whether we thought it was a disgrace
to be a German.
Our prompt reply was no, emphati
cally no, and no again, and a hhou
sand times over again, no no, no, not
by a damn sight.
What is a disgrace, is for a man oi
German origin, or of any other nation
ality, to live in the United States, to
be a voting citizen of the United
States, to enjoy the benefits of free
institutions in the United States, for
such a man to be unfaithful to the
United States, for him to be a kaiser
booster, and a knocker, a traitor, a
copperhead, a sneak, an ingrate and
a dirty cur against the United States,
in the hour of war an dtrouble.
Some so-called hyphenated Ger
mans have asked to be exempt from
fighting against Germany because of
the fact that they were of German
birth or descent.
During our Revolutionary War,
England was the enemy, George the
Third instead of Wilhelm of Hohen
zollern. The great ma'jority of the
colonists, including George Washing
ton and all of his generals, except
Von Steuben and LaFayette, were ot
English birth or descent. So were
Tom Payne, Sam Adams, Ben Frank
lin, John Hancock, and thousands
more like them.
Suppose these patriots would have
flunked and swapped the ritars an.
stripes, in the revolution's darkes
hour, for a foreign flag, when Uk
sun quit shining over Valley For?
and the bony spectre of death cou
be seen stalking ominiously in Hi
pale moonlight, from one end of the
twenty-four hours to the other.
They fought England to a finish,
to victory and peace, from the awfui
gloom of Valley Forge to Yorktown's
They gave our flag to the sky.
Nobody attacks American Germans
in this country who are olyal to the
Nobody dare attack them.
They are a real and integral part
of this country.
FOR COUNTY FAIR
Thursday 5.00 to 6:00 P. M.
Oratorical contest First prize, or
der for .$3 merchandise.
Parade Prize for best decorated
Sack race, afternoon First prize,
$2; second prize, $1.
Fifty-yard race, boys under 12
First prize, $1; second, 50c.
FtjCty-yard race, girls under 12
First prize, $1; second, 50c.
One hundred-yard race, open event.
First prive, $4; second, $1.50.
Two hundred and twenty-yard race
open event First prize, 6; second,
To attack them would be to attack
Nobody attack us. We have not a
drop of anything but the purest Teu
tonic blood flowing through our veins,
and of this fact we are exceedinglj
proud, although we had no hand in
achieving this piece of good for
The boys who joined the army
and navy from this place are 95 per
cent of German extraction in their
If given the opportunity they will
give as good account of themselves,
as the sons of these fothers and Rio
thers who trace their ancestry baci
into France or Italy or England.
This is a timo for Germans in
America to keep their records per
taining to their loyalty particularly
clean and free from blemish.
They are under observation, large
ly on account of the past asinlnit
and pernicious activity of the Deutson
Americanischer National Bund.
There must be no question mark
government of theshrdlu shr shrdlu
on the character and loyalty of the
government of the United States oi
any German in America. We are al
Americans now. Let us be true Amer
icans. Let us be warm-hearted anc
enthusiastically for America.
Three lusty cheers for the star:,
and stripes before adjaurnment would
have won more respect for the Chi
cago convention oi the German Amer
ican Alliance than all of the whining
and craven resolutions and misrepre
sented begging the president, whom
they have heretofore only blackguard
ed and misrepresented, for protec
tion, and by proving themselves loyal
they would have obviated the neces
sity of government protection.
They seek protection for an infant
industry, infants in mentality, ascer
tained through the application of the
Nobody but a fool is against his
own government in time of war or al
lows the suspicion of being against it
to rest against him.
Get right with your country and
shout it from the housetops.
Remove all doubt of your good
standing as a true American by adopt
ing an attitude of unquestionable,
zealous and aggre3sive patriotism.
The German kaiser-livers in Amer
ica have already hurt all of the Ger
man people in America, notwithstand
ing the fact that 99 per cent of the
Germans in this country are absolute
ly and desperately loyal to the star?
and stripes and know ho such thini
as a divided allegiance.
The governmental policies of the
German empire are dictated by pig
heads and numbskulls, and their sup
porters in this country come under
the same psychiatric diagnosis.
This is no time for whining.
We need shouters and shooters, not
bawlers and tooters.
It is easy for every man to prove
now whether he is for or against out
Let him put up or shut up. Belle-,
ville (Ills.) News-Democrat.
Burro race, 100 yards First prize,
$2; second, $1.
Four hundred and forty-yard relay
race, four men in team Prize $16.
Ladies' nail driving contest Prize,
$10 parasol. One pair of silk hose will
be given to the first ten ladies to eng
ter the contest. Mail your name at
once to the secretary of the Chamber
Obstacle auto race (backward)
Best time, $7.50.
Horse racing in the morning. Base
ball between Tucson and Yuma sol
diers. Big auto race in the afternoon.
Prof. C. W. McGraw and Captain
Newgarden will have charge of the
race program, except the auto races.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. This is
the last day of grace from many new
With the exception of increased
letter rates and tobacco taxes which
go into effect Friday, the special
stamp taxes on documents, legal in
struments and parcekst packages
which go into operatfepcember 1,
all special taxes begirK apply at
midnight tonight. Th
One cent on each
Three per cent on
Eight per cent on passenger fares.
Ten per cent on payments for Pull
man and similar accommodations.
Five per cent on oil pipe line trans
portation. One cent for each 20 cents or frac
tion paid for express packages.
Five cents on each telegraph, tele
phone or radio message costing 15
cents or more.
Various taxes on cigars, cigarettes,
tobaccos and products.
Ten per cent on club dues.
Eight cents on each $100 of new
life insurance and one cent on each
dollar of fire, marine, casualty and
other insurance policies.
Altho the tobacco taxes, do not be
come operative until Friday many
dealers have already advanced retail
prices in anticipation of the tax le
vies. Other taxes of the new law, in
cluding those on hard and soft drinks
incomes and war-excess profits, have
been in effect since the law was ap
proved October 3, but in indirect
On December 1, the new stamp
taxes, including those on parcel post
packages, will be payable, putting the
entire law into complete operation,
except for increased rates on second
class mail, postponed until July 1
Increases in first class mail rates
probably will be most generally felt
by the people. The law provides that
the postage on letters, except "drop"
or local letters, shall be 3 cents; and
that on postcards, including private
mailing cards, shall be one cent more
than heretofore. This increase in.
eludes so called picture postcards.
The advances were made effective 30
days after the passage of the law, and
are construed by the postoffice de
partment to begin with letters and
postcards postmarked Nov. 2.
The increases also have been ex
tended by departmental order to first
class mail to many foreign countries,
which, under postal conventions, have
enjoyed the domestic rates. The new
3-cent rate, therefore, will apply to
letters to Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Pan
ama, England, Ireland, Scotland,
Wales, hte Bahamas, Barbadoes,
British Guinea, British Honduras, San
to Domingo, Dutch West Indies, Lee
ward Islands, Newfoundland and New
Zealand. The postcard increase will
extend to Canada, Cuba, Mexico and
Panama, the only countries which
INTERESTING LETTER FROM CAPT. NORMAN CON
WAY, FORMERLY ENGINEER U. S. R. S. IN YUMA.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,
October 20, 1917.
Mr. W. W. Schlecht,
My Dear Mr. Schlecht: Just re
ceived your letter of the 17th ' and
want to thank you for the trouble you
have gone to in regard to my fur
loughs. From the way things look,
I will need one for some time to come
but then again it is very hard to tell
just what the outcome of this camp
will be. So far I have more than
held up my end and can say that I
have no black marks against me and
that is quite an honor. They have a
demerit system in vogue here and it is
very hard to get by without collect
ing a generous number. The penalties
are given for the following: Late for
formation, a botton off or unbuttoned,
a rip in the clothes, raised hands in
ranks, talking in ranks, bum recita
tions, leaving lights burning, failing
to pass inspections, and so on. In
fact it is a penalt yto be anything but
perfect. Whether I can stand the men
tal strain after so many years of do
ing just as I pleased is hard to tell.
Have been doing lots of shooting
and have done very well at all the
ranges up to GOO yards. In the pre
liminary shoots, I have managed to
keep up with the Marksman's record
and almost up to the Expert Rifle
man's. Yesterday I scored 46 out of
a possible 50 at 500 yards putting six
bullseyes in a 20 inch bullseye. This
is a great game. Next week we shoot
for a record and if I can score 85 per
have enjoyed the domestic postcard
For consumers' convenience, books
of postage stamps containing 3-cent
stamps are in readiness for sale and
the department has had printed thou
sands of 2-cent postcards. First class
mail postmarked tomorrow or any
time prior to 12:01 a. m., November 2,
regardless of time taken for delivery,
will be transmitted at the old rates
but that postmarked thereafter must
pay the increased toll.
Amusement admission taxes be
come effective tomorrow at places
charging more than 10 cents. They
are 1 cent for each ten cents or frac
tion paid for such admission, payable
by the person admitted, but collected
by the government from the amuse
ment proprietor, required to make
sworn returns to the treasury. A flat
tax of 1 cent for each child under
12 admitted are charged also is por
vided. Passes also are taxed, except
those of bona fide employes, munici
pal officers and children under 12, at
the regular rate, which also is extend
ed to cabarets or other entertain
ment in which the admission is in
cluded in the price paid for refresh
ment, merchandise or service. Per
sons leasing theatre boxes must pay
10 per cent on their rental.
The new rates on cigars range from
25 cents to $7 per thousand and on
cigarettes from 80 cents to $1.20 per
thousand. Five cents a pound is the
new tax on tobacco, snuff and other
manufactured tobacco, while cogar
ette papers are taxed from to 1
cent per hundred. As the taxes are
now reaching the ultimate consumer,
the raise means about 1 cent more on
five cent tobacco packages, from 2
to 5 cents on cigarette packages and
from 1 to 10 cents on cigars.
The taxes on freight and passenger
transportation are also extended to
motor vehicle competitors of steam
and electric railways and water lines.
The passenger transportation tax is
not applicable for fares costing 35
cents or less or commutation or sea
son tickets for less than thirty miles.
Payments for services rendered the
federal and state governments are ex
empt from taxation.
The ten per cent tax on Pullman
accommodations is applicable to pay
ments for seats, berths, and state
rooms in parlor and sleeping cars or
The 5-cent tax on telegraph, tele
phone or radio messages costing 15
cents or more applies .only to those
originating in the United States.
Clubs whose dues are less than $12
a year and fees to lodges are exempt
from .the 10 per cent tax on club dues.
The new insurance taxes aer im
posed on new policies issued, with
re-insurance policies exempted. In
dustrial or weekly-payment policies
are taxed 40 per cent on the first
premium on policies for $500 or less.
cent of the possible, and estimate a
series of ranges in open country with
in 90 per cent, I will be donated a
Yesterday we had our most strenu
ous day and I walked 25 miles. Got
back in fine shape. I know that you
would enjoy our weather here for we
have had ice In small quantities. Some
rain and lots of wind. Had quite a
job the last week. Was appointed se
nior student instructor in Military To
pography to 150 men. We have man
euvers every week and at the one
yesterday I had to make a may of the
battlefield showing the stations of our
troops before the real engagement be
gan. With three small sketching ta
bles and six men I covered a strip of
mixed country, 2600 yards by 1200
yards, in three hour's time and had
the sketches finished and handed in.
Scale 6 inches to the mile with 10
foot contour interval. Everything we
do here is just about that speed and
with hardly a breathing space be
tween. Nothing more to write. Remember
me to all of the boys. Many thanks
for your trouble for me. I am,
N. B. CONWAY,
6th Co., E. O. T. S.,
Capt. Corps of Eng'rs., U. S. R.
A governor's banquet will be given
at the Southern Pacific Hotel Friday
evening at which the guests will be
Governor General Cantu and Gover
INSURE YOUR COTTON
FIRE INSURANCE ON COTTON IN THE FIELD
Your cotton can be insured in the field and enroute to the gin.
We insure cotton in the bale on your ranch or in the gin yard.
Yuma Title Abstract & Trust Co.
JOHN DOAN, Secretary
8 per cent Money to Loan 8 per cent
Yuma Valley Produce Store
GROCERIES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
First and Main Streets
Buys and Sells All Kinds of Country Produce.
IS THE ONLY FIRST
CLASS RESTAURANT IN
YUMA THAT SERVES.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
OF THE DAY AND NIGHT.
SPECIAL DINING ROOM
THE VERY BEST OF
EVERYTHING THAT THE
CHARLEY SAM, Proprietor
The Thomas Barber Shop
244 Main Street.
Everything new. The most up-to-date Barber Shop
in Yuma. Your patronage solicited.
New Southern Pacific Hotel
Only first class hotel in Yuma, with first class
Dining Room attached.
Sunday dinners a specialty.
F. S. MING, Proprietor .
A First Class Hotel A Hotel Noted for
at Moderate Rates Comfortable Beds
"Always Popular More so now"
Under new management
a. k. Mcdonald, Prop.
100 rooms without bath $1.00 per day
100 rooms with bath $1.50 per day
50 rooms with bath $2.00 per day
Steam Heat and Running
Water in all Rooms LOS ANGELES, CAL.
Yuma Fruit Company
All kinds of Fruits and Vegetables in season. Country
Produce and a General Line of Groceries.
Free and Quick Delivery