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chased 1S75 by John W. Dorrington, twbo 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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B. F. FLY
A'Our Country! , In ner intercourse with foreign na
tions may she always be in the right; but our countiy, right
or -wrong." Stephen Decatur.
A Brave French Girl For some reason school teach
ers are usually regarded as timorous creatures. The French
nation has recently given the Cross of War to Mile, Fique
menf, a school teacher in the Marne district. She refused
torgi've up the archives of the commune and the citation foi
"A woman of the highest courage, brave and devotee
among all, at Taisey during the German occupation, hac
the pt)wer, by her noble and energetic attitude, to impose
her personality upon the occupying forces by refusing, ev
eng tinder the most brutal menaces, to give up to them the
archives and the maps of the commune. -In spite of the in
cessant bombardment undergone by a village now almosi
levelled to the ground, she continued up to the very houi
fixed by the military authority for total evacuation to ad
minister, all by herself, the affairs of the commune. Witl
a courage and abnegation above- all eulogy, she renderec
the very greatest.service to her fellow citizens, giving to aL
the beautiful example of energy and of never failing devo
Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, O., recognizing that there
are some troubles that can't be packed in any "old kit bag'
yet provided for Uncle Sam's soldiers, and has opened a
bureau or maybe it is a skeleton closet on purpose for the
reception of worries and anxieties. Some of them are ver;
ieal and some of them have not and never will happen, but
in any case, they are better in the bureau drawer or on
the closet shelf than on the soldier's mind. The 'Trouble
Bureau" is not the busiest place in camp, but it has already
proved its utility.
"Any man living in the United States and enjoying
the protection its government affords, and who is unwilling
in an hour like the present, to share the expense of support
ing the government, should bedeported to some cannibal
island," was the declaration of a banker in a speech at a
meeting of the Fifth District Bankers' Association at Dal
las, Tex., recently. In those few words he expressed the sit-.
uation in a boombproof. space. He stated the truth exactly,
except that any American who objects to paying his just
proportion of the cost of liberty would be an unwelcome ad
dition to the society of a cannibal island.
Making Strong Men Mothers who have a chance to
see the moving pictures of Camp Sherman should not fail
to do so. Next to visiting their boy in camp is seeing th.'s
presentation of what camp life is and what it does for a man.
When the picture was shown in the caucus room of the U.
S. Senate before members of congress and other officials,
Major Everson, who is known at Camp Sherman as "the
fighting parson," made a short speech that should be read
by every American citizen. He said:
"You can't make soldiers without making stronger
men. These cantonments are preparing men for wa'r, but
that training of 'man power' will make bigger and stronger
men for business when the war is over. We are drilled in
the mechanism of war, but this involves more than the evo
lution of battalions and regiments, vastly more than the
handling of of automatic rifles and three-pounders these
men are built up in body, schooled in the elements of lead
ership and fired with the ability to see things thru to suc
cessful culmination. Long after the lads have returned
from the trenches, America will feel the influence of this
'man making.' "
If We Should Stop. Have you ever stopped to wonder
what defeat in this war would mean? Have you ever, con
sidered that the minute our associates in the war over in
Europe surrender, if they ever do, the German emperor
will send troops across the sea? Have you read about Bel
gium. You know about the Lusitania. You can imagine
the frightful reign of piracy that would rule the ocean if
Wilhelm took the helm. You know what militarism does
the kind of militarism that allowed officers to crowd wo
men and children from the sidewalks and into the gutters
of Berlin. You have heard what happens when a country is
trampled beneath the feet of an occupying army from Ger
"Such a thing could never- happen to America," you
will say. "The allies can never admit defeat, .even if they
have to battle a century for victory."
You may be right. God grant that you are. But you
are mistaken if you believe that it would.be impossible to
make the allies admit defeat. Once let the men at the front
fear that the women and children behind them are starv
ing, and this war would soon be over. They would lose
heart and lose hope. A morale that would never be broken
by the might of German armies alone, would crumple be
neath the strain of worry and anxiety.
There is only one thing that can prevent such a state
of affairs. That one thing is American food. If we should
stop our exports tomorrow, in only a few weeks' we would
find that we were alone in our war against Germany.
These people need wheat, meat, fats and sugar. They must
have them if they are to continue their fight. America is
their only available market, and the only way we can meet
the demand is to save from our normal consumption. There
is no other course left open to us. ye know that failure
to do it, is bound to bring us defeat. It is bound to mean
that the people who are bearing the real suffering of this
var of ours would have to go without food.
That is the situation we are facing today. We know
;hat unless Europe is fed, Europe cannot fight. We know
ye are confronted today by a world food shortage. We
'enow that unless we save from our normal consumption
Europe cannot be fed. We know that if we continue to
:-at as we did aifew years ago, we cannot hope for vic
We know all of these things And if we use our imag
ination and judge of the future by the past, we may know
what a German victory would mean.
There is but one conclusion we must reduce con
sumption in order that Europe may be fed with what Ameri
ca saves. We have heard their appeals for wheat, meats,
!ats and sugar. The effectiveness of our" answer must be
neasured by the degree to which we1 tighten our belts, save
ood and substitute other foods for wheat products, pork,
sugar and animal fats.
IS THE ONLY FIRST
CLASS RESTAURANT IN
YUMA THAT SERVES
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
OFTHE DAY AND NIGHT.
SPECIAL DINING ROOM
.THE VERY BEST OF
EVERYTHING THAT THE
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New Southern Pacific Hotel f
Only first class hotel in Yuma, with first class
Dining Room attached.
Sunday dinners a specialty.
F. S. MING, Proprietor
War savings are now coming into the treasury at the,
;ate of nearly $2,000,000 a day, or at a rate equal to the
entire receipts of the government a few years ago.
The United. States has undertaken to rehabilitate the
railroads of Spain. Let's see? How much power did con
gress give President Wilson, anyway? Instead of clothing
him with authority to control the rail lines of America it
looks as if someone slipped in a joker providing for direc
tion of the railroads of the world. Well, Uncle Sam is
"some" railroad man; so. he'll make good.
$9.00 and $10.00
v The friction between Germany and Austria has aroused
the Prussian kaiser to the determination to settle the issue
oy violent measures if necessary. That will not create much
consternation at Vienna, however, for the Austrians have
ibouteached the conclusion that the best they can get out
of this war is the worst of it.
500 lbs books $3.75
1,000 lbs books $7.50
Buy books and save money.
YUMA ICE COMPANY
COLD STORAGE MEATS
O. C. JOHNSON,
356 Second Ave., Phone 171.
Phone 145-J. 416
N. S. PARKS.
Plmbing and Tin Shop.
Best Equipped Shop in the City
We call for your clothes
and return them spotless. "
Maiden Lane, Near Third St.
Just the Thing for a
YUMA MEAT MARKET
F. & E. Hodges,
McCutcheon and Baily
Kids, Suedes and Russia Calf
BALSZ'S COLD STORAGE
Wholesale and Retail.
Fresh and Smoked Meats.
J. M. BALSZ, Prop.
248 Main St.
I am able to give you the famous
"Insurance Service" of the "TWO
HARTFORDS." When Cotton burns
it burns like Holy Blazes.
See Me Before Insuring.
"Fire insurance Specialist.
8 Money to Loan 8
United States Depository
Cor. Second and Main Sts
4 per cent paid on Sav
Best Service on Check
na Valley Produce Store
GROCERIES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
First and Main Streets
Buys and Sells All Kinds of Country Produce.
A First Class Hotel
at Moderate Rates
A Hotel Noted for
g HOLLENBECK HOTEL
2 "Always Popular More so now"
g Under new management
6 A. K. McDONALD, Prop.
6 100 rooms without bath $1.00 per day x
5 100 rooms with bath $1.50 per day
g 50 rooms with bath $2.00 per day
5 Steam Heat, and Running LOS ANGELES. CAL.
2 Water in all Rooms
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