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Established Nov, 1S70, by Jas. M.Barney and Judge Win. J. Berry; pur chased 1875 by John W. Dorringtdn, 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. SUBSCRIPTION RATE, PER YEAR 52.00 Entered at Yuma, Yuma Co., Ariz., as second-class mail. Published on Thursdays. B. F. FLY Editor-Owner "Our Country! In n- intercourse with foreign na tions may she always be in the right; but our country, righl orwrong Stephen Decatur. . Norway is not exactly happy at the manner in which the United States is refusing to let foodstuff go to that country, and they appear to think a lot of Germany in that Scandinavian country, but the king has not yet sent the kaiser a congratulatory message and mixed up the word "just cause" in the felicitation. Mr. Carranza of Mexico, however, did that very thing. Three new timely hints which have been just issued by the agricultural experiment station will be of value to the farmers of Arizona. They are "Hairy Peruvian alfalfa,' timely Hint No. 132, by W. E. Bryan, assistant plant breed er; "A Little Farm Well Tilled," T. H. No. 133, by Dr. R. H. Forbes, and "Unproductive Soils, Their Cause and Manage ment," T. H. No. 134, by Dr. A. E. Vinson. Copies may be had free on application to the Agricultural Extension Ser vice, University of Arizona, TucsOn. With a representation of 5,484,-the Methodist denomi nation holds first place among men of the 89th national army division professing religious faith, according to resul ts of a compilation of religious statistics announced at Camp Funston by Lieut. Grant M. Webster, dicision statistical of ficer. The survey was conducted among the 25,464 enlisted men at the cantonment. Fifty-three denominations are represented at the can tonment. Twelve hundred and sixty-three men were either non-committal or expressed no particular religious prefer ence. Only 48 professed no faith whatever. Following the Methodists in order, there were; Roman Catholics 4442; Baptists 3010; Christians 2536; Lutherans 2264; Presbyterians 2238; Episcopalians 668; Congrega tionalists 570; Evangelicals 360; Jewish 184; United Breth ren 184; Christian Scientists 146; Mormons 133; Seventh Day Adventists 61; Mennonites 69; Greek Orthodox 61; Quakers 59; Church of Christ 57. From this down, the number belonging to any single denomination or faith dwindles to one or two. The payroll of the United States army and navy is now nearly $100,000,000 a month. A Swimming Match Now that Commissioner Mouer 4ias formally announced his candidacy for the democratic nomination for governor we may expect a numerous splash in in the water as those who have been playing about the edges of the pool hasten to get in, says the Arizona Republi can. The announcement of Mr. Mouer will be. regarded as a signal that "the water's fine." C. M. Roberts, some days ago went in, but even his frinds regarded his entrance as one of the pleasantries for wl.'c!1 he is famous, or as an ef fort to scare away'Fred Sutler Vho vas understood to be contemplating a bath. Meanwi i!e Sidney Osborn and Sena tor Colter were long ago disrobed and shivering at the pros pect of the plunge. Attorney General Jones has been tak ing off his coat and putting it on again. But they will all be insoon and when they emerge after the primaries all but one of them will find that buzzling, ingenious and insoluble knots will have been tied in their unguarded shirts. Governor Hunt is said to have decided to be a disinter ested spectator at the swimming match and the exhibitions of high and fancy diving tho the governor's chief lieuten ants are reported to have expressed a fancy for the natator ial form of Senator Colter. If the strength of Governor Hunt could be thrown in a body to any one of the candidates his nomination would be assured, but it is unlikely that such a transfer could be . made even by the governor himself. It certainly cannot be made unless he should openly and definitely will it. Sutter would appear more strongly than any of the oth er candidates to the more conservative wing of the party, but we suspect that the ultra conservatives are not as nu merous as many suppose. There is a pretty broad field in the Arizona democracy between the ultra radical and the ultra conservative lines. It is in that field in which Osborn and Mouer will chiefly forage, tho the fences are in such bad repair that Colter will be found there too and likewise, Mouer and Osborn will invade his desmesne. We do not mean that Colter is himself more radical than either of the others, but that his relations with that element thru others are closer. But may the .best man win. Housewives Volunteer In order to estimate the amount of saving in foodstuffs that is being made in Arizona homes, a questionnaire was sent out to representative housewives asking for a statement of the approximate amounts of meat, wheat and fat saved. Some of the replies are so suggestive of skillful adaptation of home management to emergency conditions that they will, no doubt, be of value to house wives in other communities. The report shows that in families of six persons, where all the baking is done at home, the average consumption of wheat flour is 24 pounds a month. The extracts from the letter given below come from Miami, and will be followed by letters from other parts of the state. It is evident that the women of our country are not go ing to enter a plea for exemption from duty. "Their thirst for information and pride in their efforts are surety that food will win the war." "I find that several households, who were at first in different, not to say resentful, in regard to conservation are now interested and are saving meat fat, sugar and flour, But I have no data as to the amount. Their thirst for infor mation and pride in their efforts, however, are promising. . . : . Meanwhile I can tell Mrs. J.'s doings. By use of cornmeal, oatmeal, rye, and milo maize meal she has made a saving in wheat. A 48-pound sack of wheat bought Dec ember 29, was half used on February 3. She had been us ing no other wheat flour during these 35 days. Her family consists of three people, with a fourth at breakfast and oc casional dinners. She has had a number of guests at din ners and has given away many biscuits and a number of yeast, wheat and corn loaves by way of propaganda. She has ground her own milo maize in a coffee mill. When the ifty-fifty law created consternation here she put an ex hibition in the window of a leading grocery store. It con sisted of a coffee mill, "chicken feed" the meal, a loaf of the milo maize bread, and one of the corn and wheat bread. With this were your recipes for tne bread and her recipe for her milo maize biscuits. The exhibition has had a good deal of attention. Mrs. J.'s sugar saving has been considerable, but like that of most people about, is difficult to state in terms of measurement. She uses molasses, veiva, and brown sugar, cannot get honey, but by making cornmeal cookies and molasses and .using fresh fruits and stewed fruits that require no sugar prunes, figs and raisins she has used very little sugar the last three weeks 6 3-4 pounds for the three and one-third persons. A neighbor has used but little more, but she may make a cake next week!" Mary Pritner Lockwood, State Leader Home Demonstra tion Agents. Make Money. Save Money. Learn Thrift. Help Win the War. By buying Thrift Stamps and W. S. S. BATTALION OF DEATH ORGANIZED IN GLOBE The Stag I IS THE ONLY FIRST CLASS RESTAURANT IN YUMA THAT SERVES MEALS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT. SPECIAL DINING ROOM .FOR FAMILIES. THE VERY BEST OF EVERYTHING THAT THE MARKET AFFORDS.' CHARLEY SAM, Proprietor J z ! t I I k New Southern Pacific Hotel I Only first class hotel in Yuma, with first class Dining Room attached. Sunday dinners a specialty. F. S. MNG; Proprietor 0 1 $8.00 CIAL , $9.00 and $10.00 Shoes This Week Only Will Go At Kids, Suedes and Russia Calf GLOBE, Feb. 11. Young women in Globe plan a "Battalion of Death" formed along the lines of the heroic Russian organization of girls who went to the front in the recent crisis, and will hold their first meeting and drill at the ball grounds drill field next Wednesday. Miss Freda Eckman has been the moving spirit of the organization, and the girls will be drilled by Major F. M. Johnson, commander of the Home Guards. . It is the object of the girls to have an organization thoroly trained in mil ;tary drill and field Red Cross work. They will act as an auxiliary of the Home Guard and will be ready for field service at any time. They will not undertake drill with guns at the outset but will perfect themselves ln stretcher bearing. Already more than 30 volunteers have signed the rooster. A full com pany of 64 girls is the object. Here is the roster. Freda M. Eck man, Emmeline Thomas, Elsie Glen, Virginia Wentworth, Nadine Higdon, Elvira Maldonado, Sadie Clark, M. Coffing, Louise Runruther, Ann Grie ner, June Hord, Sarah Gear, Belle Mal donado, Lou Bolton, Ruby Rosser, Ma rion Reid, Agnes Gibb, Anita Collins, Marvey Wightman, Bonita Johnson, Myrtle Houston, Margarite Williams, Helen Carcio, Elizabeth Jones, Adena Williams, Irene Grabe, Myrtle, Flor ence Dennis, Leota Dennis. This is believed to be the first or ganization of the kind in Arizona. Sev eral similar organizations have been formed in other parts of the country. Captain 0. F. Townsend, resident o Yuma for 50 years and more, is an enthusiastic lemon grower and has many fine samples at his office on Second street. Yuma National United States Depository Cor. Second and Main Sts Resources over 4 per cent paid on Sav ings Accounts. Best Service on Check ing Accounts. ICE BOOKS. 500 lbs books $3.75 1,000 lbs books $7.50 Buy books and save money. YUMA ICE COMPANY O. C. JOHNSON, Funeral Director. 356 Second Ave., Phone 171. Shoe Department . x Yuma Valley Produce Store Dealer in GROCERIES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES First and Main Streets Buys and Sells All Kinds of Country Produce. A First Class Hotel A Hotel Noted for at Moderate Rates Comfortable Beds HOLLENBECK HOTEL , "Always Popular More so now" Under new management A. k. 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