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FEARLESS CHAMPION OF CITY OF YUMA, YUMA PROJECT
AND YUMA COUNTY
YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1918.
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WASHINGTON, Mar. 5. Lie No. I. "This is a capi
talists' war because the capitalists wanted to keep on mak
ing money by manufacturing and shipping munitions, and
they forced the government to declare war in order to pro
tect the boats."
Answer The entrance of the United States into the
war took from the capitalists his profits and is turning them
into labor. Probably there have been a few food "profi
teers" and the like, but they are being dealt with, and the
only financial profit from the war. accrued to laboring men.
Lie No. 2. "This is a capitalists' war because the capital
ists had bought English bonds and were afraid the bonds
would be worthless if Germany won."
Answer Then, since the munition capitalists lose
money by the war,, and the capitalists who had bought Ger
man bonds would oppose war, it was a struggle of these two
classes of capitalists for peace, opposed by those who had
bought English bonds. The latter were incomparably in
the minority and could not have won such a struggle even
if it had taken place. Of course it is also necessary to as
sume that the capitalists who brought on the war caused the
events which caused the American people to declare thru
their representatives that they were in a state of war with
Germany. These events which the capitalists have caused
were namely, the sinking of the Lusitania, 114 Americans
murdered; of. the Arabic, 3 Americans murdered; of the
Hesperian, 1 American murdered; of the Marina, 8 Ameri
cans murdered; of the Russian, 17 Americans murdered;
of the Laconia, 8 Americans murdered; of the Vigilancia, 5
Americans murdered; of the Aztec, 28 Americans murdered,
arid of other sinkings and murders. If this is a capitalists
war the capitalists were in control of the German subma
rines. Lie No. 3. "America has more to fear from England
than from Germany."
Answer The English and German warships in Manila
bay, 1898. Zimmerman's note to Mexico. The kaiser's pro
posal to England to join him in attacking the Monroe doc
trine. The kaiser's regrets that Europe had not encouraged
the south during the Civil war and his hopes that the east
and west might yet be set against each other so that two
weak countries might take the place of a single strong one.
"I shall stand no nonsense from America after the war," he
said repeatedly to the American ambassador while America
and Germany were on terms of peace. But the final an
swer to this most stupid. of all lies is the history of the world
since 1911, and in particular the record of relations between
the United States and Germany beginning with the 7th of
Lie No. 4. "Germany wants'a just peace and. England
is preventing it."
Answer Ask the man who tells this lie to state the
Lie No. 5. "The Red Cross is a capitalists' money-making
concern. It sold a sweater made by the grandmother
of a girl who lives on the corner of Washington street and
Answer. That girl hasn't got any grandmother. Three
corner lots at the intersection of Washington street and
Wilbur avenue are vacant, and the fourth is occupied by a
stag hotel. Find another grandmother.
Lie No. 6. "If you have a food conservation card in
your window the government will come and take away all
your jellies and preserves and everything else you put up
Answer Yes, they're for Mr. Rockefeller. He's fond
of jellies and preserves and can't afford to buy any.
Lie No. 7. "If the allies lost the war, that wouldn't
hurt America any. Germany wouldn't try to do anything
to America, even if America were on the losing side."
Answer "My heart bleeds for Louvain." (The kaiser.)
Lies No. 8 to No. 1,263,407; that is, all the other lies.
Answer Hind .the German who started them.
BRITISH INDIA COTTON GOODS 0
IMPORTS EXCEED ALL RIVALS
EALERS 1ST CHARGE.
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WASHINGTON, Mar. 4. The fact that India is the
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 4. Eliminating resales M
Hereafter, says an order issued by the Colorado state
food administration, flour used by the billposters in the ma
king of paste must be of quality unsuitable for human con
sumption. Flour for making paste must not be bought
without permission of the food administration, the order
says, and not more than 30 days' supply may be on hand at
any one time. Use of substitutes for flour is urged in the
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tion of the American manufacturer, this time in a bulletin j s of Profits for brokers- commission men and jobbers in
entitled "Cotton Goods in British India," issued todav by this commodity, resulted from a two-day CQnfe.ree in
the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, department
"India's imports of cotton goods in the fiscal year end
ed March 31, 1914, were valued at the huge sum of $215
096,915," saye the report. "Roughly, British In'dia takes
about 20 per cent of the total cotton goods exported by all
the cotton manufacturing countries of the world. The vlaue
of the annual imports of cotton piece goods into the port
of Calcutta alone exceeds the imports of piece goods into
any other single country in the world."
Of the total of $215,096,915 worth of cotton goods im
ported in 1914, England supplied $193,853,572 worth; Ger
many was next with $4,596,429 worth; Japan following
vith $3,909,965 worth; Holland next with $3,440,207 worth;
Italy next with $3,216,657 worth; Belgium next with $2,-
443,421 worth; Switzerland next with $1,218,995 worth,
Austria next with $1,095,702 worth; and the. United States
next with only $848,961 worth.
Of these countries only Japan and the United States
increased their trade in 1916, the former to the extent, of
about $700,000, and the latter by about $400,000. The likeli
hood that Japan will be able to capture and retain a much
larger share of'the trade is discussed at length by Commer
cial Agent Ralph M. Odell, author of the report.
An added feature of the bulletin is the section devoted
to the cotton manufacturing industry in India, which is be
coming imcreasingly important.
Copies of "Cotton Goods in British India, Part V,"
bpecial Agents Series No. 157, can be purchased at the
nominal price of 10c from the Superintendent of Docu
ments, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C, or
from any of the district or co-operative offices of the bureau
ot foreign and domestic commerce. It is in reality a sum
mary of previous lengthy and detailed reports on the cotton
goods trade of the different districts in India, and contains,
r.mong other interesting material, unexcelled statistics of
the Indian cotton goods trade.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Mar. 4. What is the govern:
ment-to do with a taxpayer who overpays his income tax anc
refuses to accept a refund? This is the problem.which con
fronts the bureau of revenue.
Several such instances have come to the attention oi
the Bureau thru collectors of internal revenue.
One man in California overpaid his tax and when re
minded of it said he didn't want it back because "it was in
a d good cause and I hope they kill-the kaiser."
Another man in Kansas paid $48 more than his due.
The collector wrote to him twice about it and the last time
received from the taxpayer a letter stating that "he didn't
want to be bothered about these small amounts, and wanted
the government to buy ammunition with it." He also ex
pressed a hope for the kaiser's sudden demise.
The bureau of internal revenue, with the approval o)
ihe secretary of the treasury, has extended the time -for fil
ing income and excess profit returns from March 1 to
Taxpayers, however, are urged not to put off this im
portant duty, as to delay until after April 1 renders the de
linquent subject to a fine of not less than $20, nor more than
$1000, and an additional assessment of 50 per cent of the
Washington this week between representatives pf the .in
dustry and the United Mates rood admin itr4ation. It w,as
upon the advice of J:he leading men of the .trade Jhat tlese
new rules and regulations were made in order that the fair
and honest dealer may be protected against the .operations
of a few unscrupulous manipulators.
Under the new regulations brokers in wh,eat mill jfeeJ
may not charge more than 25c per ton brokerage; sointnis
sion agents, making sale, delivery and cpUecJ:ion,,may nqt
charge more than 50c per ton commission; anol wholesal
ers or jobbers shall not charge more than a reasonable adr
vance over the average bulk price at mill .(plus brokerage,
commission or inspection fees actually psd$, fceit and
costs of sacks) of his stock, on hand or .under .contract, l.u.t
not at that time contracted to be sold. The adyanpe dlowed
wholesalers or jobbers must not exceeol the following:
Shipment from mill or in transit, payment cash, .de
mend draft or sight draft $1 per ton.
Shipment from mill or in transit, sale .on arrival drat
lerms $1.50 per ton.
Sale ex-jobber warehouse, upon arriyal .djaft jterm-p-$3.00
In mayking sales on credit not to exceed $1 per ton may
be added to the margin which could be cjiargejf ,sqld on
arrival of draft terms.
In order that wheat mill feed may go trom he Jm'Uer
to the retailer in as direct a line as possible, .but ..one profit
on sales within the trade is permitted.
This limits the profit to one dealer, or iff ..sold by ,sevr
eral dealers, the total profit shall riot exceed ,the ,origjnal
single profit. In this manner the .profits ,o,f unnecessary
handlers are eliminated.
Because of the shortage of wheat mill feed, parties
holding contracts for that commodity made pi;ior .to Febru
ary 15, 1918, will be given until March 15,' 1918 to fulfill
them. Dealers who have unfilled contracts after , that .date
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will be required to file a memorandum with the feeding
stuffs section, United States food administration, ashing
ton, D. C, on or before Auril 1, 1918 of all unfilled fco.nr
tracts, together with the amount of wheat mill feed stpqk
on hand March 15. which were purchased qn sucji ..con
tracts. Because of this extension of time for -the .fulfill
of wheat mill feed will be appreciably increased.
The profits of retail dealers in this commodity will be
determined by the federal food administrator " for .each
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While retailers doing a business of less .than,.. IQg.QOO.
a year are not licensed they are nevertheless hje'ct to ,the
food control act which provides that .they shall npt xact
more than a "fair and reasonable profit."
Unlicensed retailers who do not observe, the nilng,pf
die state federal food administrator regarding .profits on
wheat mill feeds may have his supplies cut qff frqm manu
pacturers or wholesalers by notification of .the ,f pod ..administration.
The way of a man with a German name and a Teutonic
physiognomy is even harder than that of the transgressor,
and the possessor of these attributes who leaves his home
and lands among strangers should be armed with .naturali
zation papers or a certificate to prove his good American.
citizenship. The instructions are ironclad .regarding Ger
mans, and the official can scent a present or former subject
of the kaiser a block away, and they have a hard row.torhoe.
The soldier and the farmer are eager to .do their .full
share. . . . Both incur risksi Very many civilians .are.
equally eager to do their share but may not appreciate rtfie
opportunity to serve in the field of agriculture. Secretary
of Agriculture Houston.