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WASTE OF FOODS.
It would be a good thing for people of this favored land to take an In ventory of what goes into the gar bage can, according to the American Bankers' association, which in a talk on thrift bewails the waste of food. It charges that a good many people play with their dinner, sending choice cuts of meat and fowl back to the kitchen and from there, presumably, to the garbage. There is cited the experi ence of a large country hotel, which a few years ago lost a herd of 300 hogs from feeding "swell swill,” good food too rich for their systems. Con clusively, it quotes Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, who seems to have estimated that the annual waste of food in this country is $1,300.000,000—a rather large figure even for one so expert In chalking down large figures as is Doc tor Wiley. That this is a pretty waste ful country cannot perhaps be refuted, unless the attitude of some economists Is accepted and it Is argued that waste is normal, since nature herself is amaz ingly wasteful. Families that have a cherry tree in the back yard have observes that the uncultured robin Is a wasteful child of nature, eating an eighth of a cherry and then passing to another* thus permitting seven-eighths of the fruit to go to the "garbage can." Did you know that the words "ci pher” and “zero" came from the same Arabic original? Os course you kuow that they commonly mean the same thing, but they don’t at all look as If they had the same root. It came about In this way: The Arabic word was “slfr.” The old Latin treatises on arithmetic took this word from the Arabic, but Latinized it Into “zephy rum." The Italians contracted this into “zefiro.” We knocked the two mid dle letters out and still further short ened it to "zero.” The French, on the other hand, contracted the Latin term Into "cifre,” thus getting nearer to the Arabic. And since the English language has always taken what It wanted from the French—whether it was needed or not —we took this word, changing Its spelling to "cipher.” We have differentiated the meanings of the two words, now; zero means nothing, and cipher means the character for nothing. It Is more Important to know what a man Is than the policy he Intends to pursue. It is better to have a cou rageous, high-minded, honest, capable man than one who lugged a hale of pol icies. In the personality lie the high est possibilities of public duty. Just what a man will do In certain emer gencies no one knows by what he says he will do, for he Is a creature of circumstances, and the construction of those circumstances belongs to his per sonality, which is attested by his life. So the ultimate object of all policies should be the man who can rise above a selfish influence and do the right thing at the right time, says Ohio State Journal. And all this lies with in the sphere of education, from which Is evolved the citizen whose whole value is his personality, and not his knowledge or his smartness or oratory. The announcement of Prof. Charles Gray Shaw of New York university that “women cannot he friends, be cause they are not Individuals’' indi cates that there is something the mat ter with his psychological make-up. The suggestion of a Chicago woman that “perhaps his wife Is not a good cook and he has dyspepsia” is open to criticism as perhaps unjust to a de serving woman, says Baltimore Ameri can. Not every man whose wife is a good cook eats all his meals at home, and not every man who develops a queer streak is a victim of Imperfect nutrition. Secretary Redfleld declares that more than one-third of the paper con sumed In the United States, which amounts to 20,000 tons daily, goes to waste. He thinks that a good deal of paper is wasted in wrapping pack ages more elaborately than is needed, and that wrappings should not at once be discarded and burned, but be used over and over, and finally saved for paper collectors. It Is easier to preach economy than to get Americans to practice it. We are so glad those government calculators have It figured out that the population of continental United States is 102,826,309. That seems to be so much more exact and positive than though they had put it at 102.- 000.000 or even 102,826,000. Japanese Investors are putting lots j of money In American securities, which i shows that they are not only—as has i long been known—an imitative people, | but that they know a good thing when they see It. Somebody has invented a pea split ting machine, but hair splitting will continue to be done by the skillful hands of lawyers and politicians. Speaking of sweeping changes, there is the modern housewife’s change (Tern the broom to the vacuum cleaner. TIP AS A CIVILIZER. The general popularity that the home used to enjoy before the days of taxi cabs and cabarets may have a renais sance If the hotels and cases keep on piling up their charges with the wild abandon that now characterizes them, says Philadelphia Bulletin. More and more people have been cultivating a habit of eating in restaurants rather than at home, and ft must be said, to the credit of the restauraut men, that they are doing their utmost to discour age this tendency by putting dyna mite under their prices on every possi ble and impossible occasion. A very wise man, misplaced in rhe cutlery business, said not long ago that It was riie tip rather than the talk in barber shops that drove millions of men to shaving themselves. The bar ber shops still cultivate frightfulness. But they have grown to seem like charitable Institutions in comparison with the pretentious modern hotels and restaurants and the hordes of amateur banditti who lurk in their lobbies and In every dark corner with palms turned up and one pretext or another for ac quiring money that they do not earn. It is this sort of thing that may keep the home from going out of style alto gether In a day when Its Influence Is so sorely needed. The tip mania may be one of those mystical reactions of fate that occur now and then to keep humanity on a straight path when it seems determined to steer for the ditches. Despite wars and famines, civiliza tion continues to progress. Give him time and experience in abundance and man will learn things to his advan tage, says Chicago Daily New*. He may appear to be a little slow, being by nature conservative, but he learns. For example, after some thousands of years he has learned that he can get into a shirt without putting it on over his head. The coat shirt is now worn by nearly all men. Now hats are be ing studied. For some centuries man lias not been addicted to the hat beau tiful. leaving that esthetic creation to rhe ornamental sex. He lias required bis headgear to lie utilitarian and com fortable —nothing more. But now Its utility and comfort are being assailed by forward-looking iconoclasts. Doc tor Reynolds of Chicago avers that the construction of the masculine lid causes baldness, and boldly recom mends that Hats be abandoned alto gether. Doctor Skrainka, another health authority, suggests as a com promise a loose-fitting hat, tied under the chin with ribbons. Science has been making the age of tlie world 200,000.000 years, more or less. But the latest scientific calcula tion is 1 ,500,000,000 years. This great difference of time arises from the dif ference of methods of calculation. The first named period is reached through geological estimates, founded on sedi mentation and stratum formation. The longer period is reached through the retroactive effects of uranium and Its relative elements. It lias taken all this time for uranium to produce crystal lization which possesses creative force. The longer period is the estimate of chemistry, the shorter period of geol ogy, but, as there is no geology with out chemistry, the scientific world Is turning to uranium as the controlling element in the building of the earth, and the period of its retroactive agency constitutes the age of the earth. From uranium we get radium, the mas ter force of ail change. As radium was only discovered In 1902, there is plenty of time left In which to find out how old the earth la. Tropical products to the value of $1,000,000,000 were brought Into the United States last year. This means an increase of $500,000,000 In a little more than a decade, notwithstanding the development In that period of cit rus fruit culture within the United States, says the Christian Science Mon itor. Os course, the amazing growth in the popularity of the banana must be taken into account. And then, again, it should be remembered that a large part of the tropical fruit coming tnto the United States annually la re exported. After modern experts in child psy chology had pronounced corporal pun ishment to be barbarous, another group of specialists comes along and opens rhe argument by saying that spank ings are a splendid thing. There Is one interested party who has no doubts whatever on the matter. More than 400 papers are using the "reformed spelling,” according to Dr. A. Gideon, one of its supporters. Between a changing geography and u changing form of spelling the young ster In school rises to view with alarm. Polities! trimmers are always shocked when a member of their party comes out flat-footed for a prin ciple. That which Is for the public good 4ieans the peaceful pursuit of happl uess for the Individual. Fresh air i* abundant and cheap, but there Is too little demand tor It. When Ambition Rules. The girl who is ambitious isn’t both ering her head as to whether she will get into an office where rugs and other decorations abound. She only thinks of getting ahead. Hard workers do not waste any time studying "tasteful appointments” during working hours. Yet the hardest workers have artistic inclinations, and in their leisure time find much pleasure in developing them. Only misguided young folks will dream of easy places with big salaries attached. Work hard and keep work ing hard if you would reach the stage where the high salary awaits you. It would, indeed, be very nice if we could be relieved of many mental and physical efforts and still receive the compensation w r e would like to receive, but we may as well make up our minds that this will never happen. The work aday world is a busy place and a crowded place, and there isn’t any room in it for dreamers or drones. Those of us who are now working should seriously consider these fucts, for if we are to get any foothold at all we must give full measure for the compensation we receive.—Exchange. ironical Bill. The Immense cost of Henry Ford’s peace propaganda led Dr. Lawrence Carr Winthrop of the League to En force Peace to say in Boston: ‘‘Ford, at any rate, is universally ac knowledged to be a mighty generous, open-handed man. I heard a story t lie other day that shows how thoroughly Ford’s generosity lias sunk into the minds of our people. "A workingman’s wife growled at him one Friday night: “ ‘Look here, Bill, this game’s about played out. For the last three weeks now you’ve been bringin’ me home $11.75 when your pay’s sl2. Is It gamblin’ or the booze V’ “Bill laughed harshly. ” ‘No,’ he said, ‘it’s neither gamblin’ nor the booze. I’m savin’ up to send off a Copenhagen peace ship.’ ” Words of Caution. Never suffer your courage to ex pend itself in fierceness, your resolu tion in obstinacy, your wisdom in cun ning, or your patience in sullenness and despair. > Movable Nailing Machine. An electrically operated machine tc nail tops of packing boxes is mounted on a truck to permit it to be moved about a factory. As Happy as Kings. Os course, w-e should all be as happy as kings, and, considering what kings are up against, perhaps we ure. —Atch- ison Globe. fiIUJSUB.IJ, UOJSOa— soauß.) ißinjeu iuojj .wax ui pojp isnfauq pefiuj eq} ui euoqraojj ■Pit ß fioofipo.nu! oqAt ueui oqi •uoqnqjjjaa ;ox DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. To Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing be tween Martin Baker and William McLaughlin has this day been mu tually dissolved, the undersigned having purchased the said McLaugh lin's interest in that certain 100 acres of land situate in Mohave county, state of Arizona. On and after this date the undersigned will not be responsible for any debts con tracted by the said William Mc- Laughlin. MARTIN BAKER. Dated at Parker, Ariz., May Bth, 1917. Notice to Creditors. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF YUMA COUNTY, STATE OF ARIZONA. In the Matter of the Estate of Albert Miller. Deceased. Notice is hereby given by the un dersigned, administrator of the es tate of Albert Miller, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to exhibit them with the necessary •vouchers, within four months after the first publication of this notice to the said administrator at the Post office in Parker, state of Arizona, the same being the place for the transac tion of the business of said estate. A. W. BRYLANT, (41 > Administrator of said Estate. MINE WARNING NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned, the Empire-Arlzona Consolidated Copper company, is owner of the White Eagle and Double Eagle lode mining claims, situate in Cienega mining district, Yuma county, state of Arizona; and that said claims are now in posses sion of and are being w r orked under a leasing contract by Pat Bunyan, Con O’Laster and C. E. Fugatt. The j said owner, the undersigned, hereby | gives notice that neither the above- j named mining claims, nor the owner 1 thereof, will be responsible for any debts contracted for supplies or ma terials by the persons working said claims, or for accidents to said les sees or persons employed by them. EMPIRE-ARIZONA CONSOLIDOTED COPPER COMPANY. By MILTON SUTHERLAND, Supt. THE PARKER POST. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE. To Lester D. Rogers, his heirs or as signs: You are hereby notified that the undersigned has expended Five Hun dred Dollars in labor and improve ments upon those certain mining j claims situate in Harcuvar mining ' district, Yuma county, state of Ari ! zona, and more particularly known : as Gold Nugget Nos. 1,2, 3, 4 and 5, and recorded in Book 12 of Mines, at page 209, of the records of the county recorder of Yuma county, Arizona, in order to hold said claims for the year ending December 31, 1016, under the pro visions of Section 23 24 of the Revis ed Statutes of the United States, and amendments thereto, and the laws of the state of Arizona. There is due from you to the undersigned, after deducting credits, the sum of $216.3 5 as your share of said assess ment work on said above described mining claims. i You are further notified that if ; within ninety days after this notice of you fail or refuse to contribute the balance of your pro portion of such expenditures as co owner your interest lit said claims will become the property of the sub ! scriber under said section 2324. . CHAS. L. HAWTREY. j (First pub. March 1, last June 16.) MINE WARNING NOTICE. To Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned are the owners of the following named lode mining claims, situated in the Williams mining district, Yuma county, Ari zona, and duly recorded in the of fice of the county recorder of Yuma county, Arizona, to-wit: Springfield, Des Moines, Jefferson City, Topeka, Frankfort, Lincoln. Brazil, Cuba, Zara, Zella, Elite, Ad die, Maud, Myrtle, Blanche, Lilly; and that said claims are now in possession of and are being worked under a lease and bond to the West ern Arizona Copper Company. The I owners hereby give notice that j neither the above named lode min | ing claims nor the owners thereof i will be responsible, for any debts contracted by said company or for any claims whatsoever of any nature, for labor, materials, or for accidents to said lessee or persons employed by them. Dated at Parker, Arizona, March 30, 1917. J. H. BAUGHMAN, MRS. ELIZABETH GILR. MINE WARNING NOTICE. To Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the following named mining claims, situ ate in Cienega Mining District, Yu !ma county, Arizona, and being the j property of the undersigned, are un : der lease and bond to C. E. Fugatt: Submarine, Submarine No. 1, Subma rine No. 2, Submarine No. 3 and Submarine No. 4, which said lode mining claims are of record in the office of the county recorder of Yuma county, Arizona. Notice is hereby given by said owners of the property, the undersigned, that neither the above named claims nor the owners of the same will be res ponsible for any debts contracted by the person or persons working said claims. j ROSE M. ROBERTS, LEE McGEE. Dated at Parker, Ariz., Dec. 13, 1916. J j MINE WARNING NOTICE. To Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned, ' the EMPIRE-ARIZONA Copper Company, Is the owner of the American Eagle and Gray Eaglejiode mining claims, situate in Cienega mining district, Yuma county, *tate of Arizona; and that said claims are now in possession of and are being worked under a leasing contract by John J. Stein and Linley Harpending The said owner, the undersigned, hereby gives notice that neither the above-named claims, nor the owner thereof, will be responsible for any debts contracted for supplies or ma terials by the persons working said claims. EMPIRE ARIZONA COPPER CO By C. F. BALDWIN, Dated at Parker, this 23d day of December, 1916. Mine Warning Notice. To Whom it May Concern: Notice is hereby given that the mining claims belonging to the Mau vis Mining company and situate Cienega Mining District, Yuma coun ty, state of Arizona, are under lease and bond and are being worked by Phillips,McDougal & Co., and that the said Mauvis Mining Mining com pany will not be responsible for any debts contracted by said parties or for any claims whatsoever of any nature for lbaor.materlals, or for |ae cidents to said lessees or their employes MAUVIS MINING COMPANY, By E. C. GOVE, President. Attest: A G. ADAMS, Secretary. 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