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FEARLESS CHAMPION OF CITY OF YUMA, YUMA PROJECT AND YUMA COUNTY YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1918. VOLUME 48. NUMBER 10. nn nibiTii gOTf mm Tur cuiDMADiiirco UU UMI 1 1 MLIO I 0 U ff 81 B liL CiUDHIttmilLO ! 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 May, 1915. Lie No. 4. "Germany wants'a just peace and. England is preventing it." Answer Ask the man who tells this lie to state the German terms. 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 Wilbur avenue." 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 last fall." 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. nrtnnisini r nmnrn fitfl&UNflBLt FHHAD (Official Bulletin.) WASHINGTON, Mar. 4. The fact that India is the (Official Bulletin.) 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 order. ...U x. ;ii C J : 4-U 4- A J U1 1: greatest cotton goods market is again called to the atten- vy,lcdl " lccu wm,m tuc "duc "u "AmS -icdsuu.dm? A""" 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 of commerce. "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 April 1. 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 $1000, and an additional assessment of 50 per cent of the amount due. Washington this week between representatives pf the .in dustry and the United Mates rood admin itr4ation. It w,as upon the advice of J:he leading men of the .trade Jhat tlese new rules and regulations were made in order that the fair and honest dealer may be protected against the .operations of a few unscrupulous manipulators. Under the new regulations brokers in wh,eat mill jfeeJ may not charge more than 25c per ton brokerage; sointnis sion agents, making sale, delivery and cpUecJ:ion,,may nqt charge more than 50c per ton commission; anol wholesal ers or jobbers shall not charge more than a reasonable adr vance over the average bulk price at mill .(plus brokerage, commission or inspection fees actually psd$, 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 per ton. 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 . .if. ..I 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 J ..... y . ( J . I j state. 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.