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April 30, 1915.
Mr. L. W. Alexander
Chamber of Commerce,
Dear Mr. Alexander:
Your wholesome letter of the 24th
is before me, together with the two
photos of the bridge. That bridge cer
tainly does look good and will assur
edly give both atmosphere and reputa
tion to Yuma as being all that it's sur
rounding country is bound to make it
to say nothing of the aggressiveness
of yourself and your fellow members.
You may rest assured that I have
been on to the angles of Los Angeles
for a little more than five years and
from that came a trip that I made in
1910, to dig out a few facts as to the
roads and their natural touring con
ditions out in your section. I have fol
lowed this up In a numbe rof ways,
and the result was my double trip of
the Fall of 1913, when I proved "up"
that the same route for eastern tour
ists is by way of your good city.
It is all right to talk about the mag
nificent distances: it sounds well in;
song, story and magazines, but the
average Easterner is just at present,
too much familiar with close towns
and habitations to be impressed by
those same stretches of expanse that
appeal according to the Saturday
Evening Post stories to the "desert
rat." Those who have been in the
habit of touring abroad and have now
been shut out from that are also used
to human environment at every turn.
We have, all of us, been preaching,
3ee America" and now has come our
time, therefore, we . don't want to
spoil the good fhat is automatically
thrust upon us by sending those who
tour for pleasure across vast ex
panses, chiefly made up of sage-brush
I truly hope that you will all the
more feel the effects of my efforts in
behalf of yourvroute. I believe I never
forget a courtesy rendered and your
kind action in calling on me at the
hotel that night and making my family
and myself your guests is never out of
my mind, and I shall always return it
I neglected to say that I am going
to reproduce a picture of your bridge
in the June issue of the American
AGENT E. L. WITH
DIES III SAM FiBO
From San Francisco, Cal., by wire,
the sad news reached Yuma this
morning that Southern Pacific Agent
E. L. Witty had just passed away at
the company hospital there, where he
went ten days ago for treatment. His
wife, mother and sister, Mrs. Ray Col
man, left Yuma yesterday for San
Francisco, after receiving a telegram
from Mr. Witty and It is believed they
reached the bedside too late.
Mr. Witty was beloved by all who
knew him, and his early death is the
cause of general regret. Arrange
ments for the funeral have not yet
Sez4 th examiner to your friends
everywhere i weeks for 25c.
1,009 WILL RECEIVE
DE6IEES 11 BERKELEY
A thousand students will receive de
grees on this year's commencement
day at the University of California, at
Berkeley, on- Wednesday morning,
May 12 ,in the great open air Greek
commenced using It. Soon got better and am now entirely cured and feel
like a new woman. Peruna Is my comfort. I will never be without It." Mrs.
Thomas M. Morgan, R, F, D. 2, Wadsworth, Ohio.
A TIMELY LETTER
Motorist the national organ of the
American Automobile Association.
I note your copy of the letter to
Mr. Modesti and trust he will appre
ciate, as you have, that my only pur
pose was for his own good and the
good of that route.
Also, it is just such conditions as
you have attended to at the Dome
! ferry that will constantly add to the
I fame, and thereby the value, of what
I have always called the "Year Round
It will undoubtedly interest you to
know that as a result of the round
tr.ip that I made in 1913 that the situ
ation just east of New Orleans is be
ing improved by the building of a
cause-way across the marshes. When
this is completed it is going to cut
out about a hundred miles that now
have to be made, and some eight miles
of this would frequently put the Mam
moth Wash to blush when it comes to
getting the tourists in bad.
I am yet in hope that we will, at no
very distant date, have a through
route all the way from the Atlantic
seaboard through to San Diego, that
can be travelled any time of the year,
and thereby establish the actuality of
The Year Round Route.
Of course this is a long way from
your home, but it will naturally inter
est you to know that last niglit I at
tended a meeting of several hotel
men's associations, the purpose of
which is to immediately Inaugurate a
movement to put thiough the remain
ing twelve mile gap of uncompleted
road that leads south from here thru
Richmond and thence on to Atlanta
and down to the Gulf Coast. I have
been working on this some time and at
last see real work being done, as these
hotel men are today getting in touch
with various Chambers of Commerce
for the next joint meeting, which will
be held May 10.
In the mean time I can only hope
that too many road propositions will
not be advanced and supported, be
cause I know that with proper fore
sight we can put through .a routing
that will become equally famous with
the Lincoln Highway and, of course,
have the advantage of being useable
in the winter as well as in the sum
mer. Yours very truly,
E. L. FERGUSON.
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case ol Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's
f. 3. attmxwr a co.. Tatafe. a
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Pills tot coaetty&ttM.
IS. 0. P. BONDESSON
IS GRANTED DIVORCE
In the superior court yesterday af
ternoon, Mrs. Alice Y. Bondesson was
granted a divorce from Oscar P. Bond
esson, on her cross complaint on the
charge of desertion and non-support.
The disposition of the property and
the care of a 15-year- old daughter
was settled out of court.
Acting Southern Pacific Agent T.
T. Cull is attending the telegraphers'
convention at St. Louis, and his place
is being filled by G. B. Wilson, of Red
Rev. Stephen Power and wife, for
merly of Yuma, are visiting here from
flagstaff, eng route to the coast.
Aches or Pains
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Take eSv ffcmUr
Peruna Did It for Me.
"I find Peruna an excellent spring and
summer medicine and am grlad to call
the attention of my friends to it. I
know by experience that Peruna is a
good medicine, and always recommend
it whenever I have an opportunity. I
can truthfully say that I have no traces
of my old complaint, and have neither
ache nor pain, and enjoy llf. Words
cannot express my appreciation for the
good Peruna has done mo."
PERUNA THE SPRING
AND SUMMER MEDICINE.
"I used to get cramps in my stomach.
I had sick headaches. My stomach
nearly killed me. My family physician
gave me temporary relief. I got
out of patience and had given up all
hopes of recovery. I then wrote to Dr.
Hartman and he advised me to take
1 Peruna. I got a bottle of Peruna ana
A few years ago a beautiful woman in the prime of
life lay suffering upon a sick bed in a rural commu
nity. It was imperative that she have a physician at
once. The hired man was dispatched for one in very
great haste. He made the best time possible, but the
roads were muddy, and bad, and cut up, and traveling
at best was very slow. He lost much time in going,
and the physician was equally delayed in his progress
in return. ' After many hours he finally reached the
side of the sufferer. But death had beaten him for
death had no bad roads to cover. Had the physi
cian reached her a little sooner her life could have
been saved. But he did his best and bad roads did
the rest Bad roads killed this woman. And bad
roads are killing others every day in a like manner.
Now isn't this a compelling argument in favor of bet
ter country roads? Or is the life of a human being
of less value than the cost of a few dollars spent in
road improvement? A member of your own family
may furnish the subject for the next story, brother.
Better think it over!
FOR MURDER WILL BE SENSATION
(Special to the Yuma Daily Examiner)
NEW YORK, May 4. For
cernnH timp within siv
i xt T-i r
months. Mrs. Horence Con -
lin Carman, wife of Dr. Ed
win Carman, of Freeporr, L.
I., is again to be tried on a
first degree murder indict
ment growing out of the kill
ing of Mrs. Louise Bailey in
the Carman home on the
evening of June 30 last. The
trial opened at an extra
ordinary session of the Nas
sau county court, which con
vened at Mineola yesterday
"with Justice A. E. Blackmar
presiding. The first trial or
Mrs. Carman, which also
took place at Mineola, ended
in a jury disagreement last
Outside of the tragic features of the
murder, the killing of Mrs. Bailey
caused the most intense excitement
throughout a large section of Long
Island on account of the social promi
nence and wealth of Dr. Carman, and
his family. Mrs. Carman, the accused
woman, is the daughter of Frank C.
Conklin, one of the wealthiest resi
dents of the south shore of Long
Island. Mrs. Bailey, the murdered
woman, was thirty-six" years old and
the wife of William Bailey, a hat man-,
ufacturer in Brooklyn. Mrs. Bailey
left two children, a daughter seventeen
years oldand a-son twelve years. ola.
According to Dr. Carman, Mrs. Bail
ey arrived in his office, which is in his
home at Freeport, at 7:30 on the even
ing of the tragedy. The physician tes
tified that he never before had met
the woman. An hour after her arrival
she was preparing to leave, when' a
window pane was broken a man's
hand, holding a revolver thrust in and
the shot fired that ended her life.
Suspicion pointed to Mrs. Carman
when it was learned from servants and
members of the household thatshe
was insanely jealous of her husband.
On one occasion, according to these)
statements, Mrs. Carman had slapped j
a nurse whom she found in company
with her husband. It was because of (
this affair with the nurse, according
to Mrs. Carman's own admission, that
EIIEHEB AT HIS
NORTH GILA Hi
Archie Griffin and wife entertained
fifty friends on Sunday, at their Nortn
Gila home. Among those present
were: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smarr and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hawver,
Air. and Mrs. Bert Caudry, N. J. Tem
pest, Mrs. A. Stotera, Mr. and Mrs.
Reilly and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wade
Ramsey and family Frank Ferguson,
Mrs. E. Ferguson, Miss Blanche Rod
gers, Mr. Cavanaugh, Mr. and Mrs.
C. F. Fanners, Mrs. Babb, Mr. Jones,
O. R. Thomas, Mr. Hughes, Mr. and
Mrs. Emberley and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Wheeler and family.
THE WEATHER REPORT
At 5 p. m. Monday, May 3, 1915,
the temperature stood at 77 degrees,
with a relative humidity of 26 per
City Club met this
she had a dictagraph installed in Dr
Carman's office, which enabled her
to listen to all her husband's conversa-
nuiio w ii.il ins wuuiiui patients
' woolr aftor m,
A week after the murder the grand
jury returned an indictment charging
Mrs. Carman with manslaughter.
Later, however, the same grand jury,
returned a superseding indictment
charging Mrs. Carman with murder
in the first degree It was on this
indictment that she was tried last
The most damaging testimony now
against Mrs. Carman at the first trial
was that of Celia Coleman, the negro
maid in the Carm8n household, and
the chief witness for the state. The
maid testified that after she heard
the report of the pistol, Mrs. Carman,
dressed in a kimono dashed through
the kitchen on her way to her room
on the second floor of the physician's
house. As she passed, Celia said, 'Mrs.
Carman showed the maid a pistol. Ce
lia quoted Mrs. Carman as saying:
"See, I have shot him!"
This testimony was in direct contra
diction to that of members of the
family, who stated that Mrs. Carman
was lying down in her room when the
shot was Ired and did not go down
stairs until several' minutes later,
i When the first trial ended in a jury
disagreement it was generally believed
that the case would never be brought
into court again, although Mrs. Car
man insisted at the time that she be
given another trial in order that she
might be cleared of all suspicion.
The decision of District Attorney
Smith to bring the case to trial again
is accepted as an indication that he
has discovered new evidence which he
regards as important enough to justify
a new trial. The nature of the new
evidence has not been disclosed. It is
rumored, however, that five new wit
nesses, a woman and four men, will
be on hand to testify for the state.
The new evidence it is said will be
of almost equal importance to that 01
Celia; Coleman, the negro maid.
On the eve of the beginning of the
second trial, counsel for Mr$. Carman
state they have no new evidence of
any importance and the defense will
be virtually the same as Uie first trial,
"We know Mrs. Carman is innocent,"
said George M. Levy, chief counsel for
Mrs. Carman today, "and we believe
that the jury this time will say so."
LABOR LEADER GETS
"LIFE"; NOT DAUNTED
TRINIDAD, May 4. The jury found
John R. Lawson guilty of murder m
the first degree, fixing the penalty a$
life imprisonment for the killing of
John Nimmo a deputy sheriff in a
battle with strikers in October, 1913.
Commenting on the verdict, Lawson
"They may get me but they can't
defeat the cause of labor. 1 am not
worrying about myself. I am making
a fight for the workingman I am in
terested in. That can go ahead as
before. Even for me it is a long way
to the penitentiary. My attorneys
have not given up everything possible
to be done to save me."
WASHINGTON, May 4.-In a sec
ond message referring to the German
torpedoing the American steamer Gulf
Flight, Consul Stephens said the big
steamer had been towed into port, ana
that the cargo was undamaged. Pres
ident Wilson is reserving judgment
until further details can be obtained.
The owners of the vessel, the GoulQ
Refining company, have demanded of
Secretary Bryan a reparation.
OF METHODISM GIVEN
No records are at hand of a greater
day for Methodism than that of last
church, except as to Sunday school
attendance, only 113.
The lesson was faithfully impressed
upon the children and young folks, to
show the sin of jealousy as illustrated
in King Saul trying to kill the young
man David, because the women sang
over the slaying of Goliath "Saul has
slain his thousands and David his tens
The subject of the pastor's sermon
was ' The Crises of Life." He showed
how one may come to the border land
of Canaan in becoming "almost a
Christian," and then turn back into the
wilderness of sin to perish. He gave
several incidents of his personal
knowledge. At the close of the ser
mon nine new members were received
into the church. It was an impressive
sight when the congregation filed out
by giving them the right hand of fel
lowship and a r,oyal welcome into the
The Epworth League was efficiently
led by Vance Clymer, using the sub
ject of "Personal Holiness." The pro
gram was varied by appropriate music.
At 7:30 the pastor gave his lecture
entertainment on "Character in Con
trast," or as some prefer to call it,
"The Unwritten Volume of Life," to
the largest audience that has greated
jhim in Yuma, and he held its undivid
ed attention for upwards of an hour
and a half in depicting various phases
of character in a manner entirely
unique and vivid. The audience seem
ed to be perfectly under his control.
At times it was stirred by ripples of
ASIS IF TEST IllSt
r TUCSON, May 4 With the arrival
here of a carload of Golden Ribbon
the beverage that tastes, looks, smells
and foams like beer, and which has
the disapproval of Attorney General
Wiley Jones, a question of seizure has
been presented to Countv Attornev
Hilzinger and Sheriff Forbes. It con
tains no alcohol, but is a malt product.
The carload was held up in New
Mexico by the Southern Pacific for
a few days. It arrived yesterday and
was unloaded by the Citizen's Trans
fer Company, who are to be the Tuc
The railroad made an investigation
and decided that Golden Ribbon is not
prohibited by the anti-booze law.
James Hamilton the agent at Doug
las, Bisbee and Tucson for Golden Rib
bon, was arrested in Douglas yester
day by Sheriff Wheeler of f Cochise
county on telegraphic advices from
the attorney general.
A number of business houses in
Douglas have been selling Golden Rib
bon, but no arrests of those thus eng
gaged will be made until Hamilton's
case is decided. If Hamilton is found
guilty of breaking the law, other ar
rests will follow. Hamilton is charged
with having introduced the Golden
Ribbon into the State.
The Citizen's Transfer Company has
not made any disposal of the Golden
Ribbon received yesterday, and proba-
bly will not, pending the decision of
the courts on the merits of the HamiI -
SHIPPED FROM STATE
PHOENIX, Ariz., May 4. The lar
gest single shipment of ostriches ever
made in America, if not in the world
was loaded this morning at Brawley,
Eight hundred birds are included in
the shipment, which required fifteen
cars, each forty feet in length. The
flock represents the last of the os
triches of the Pan-American farm.
The purchasers of the flock have
prepared a large range for the birds
and intend to go into the business
on a more extensive scale than has
hitherto been attempted in America.
They are backed by ample capital and
have supreme faith in the success of
Miss Sallie Slaughter has returned
from Potholes, where she has been
nursing her sister Mrs. Jack Levake,
for the past week.
" i , . i
Luke Tortes, the bogus check artist
of Toggery fame, waived examination
yesterday and will go before the su-
perior cour this session,.
j amusement and during other periods
of tue address sighed like a forest in
Attractive features of the program
were solos by Mrs. Ballard, "The Mod
el Church," and "Eternity" by Mr.
Clayton. At the conclusion of these
interesting services, three additional
members united with the church, mak
ing twelve accessions for the day..
In Yuma valley, the pastor repeated
his sermon of the morning and at its
conclusion received ten more mem
bers, making a grand total of twenty
two for the day witli a goodly num
ber more to unite.
Plans are under way for the bap
tism of several at, a special service
next Sunday. To answer seyeral in
quiries it should be known that the
Methodist Episcopal church holds to
three forms of administering the sa
crament of baptism, viz: Sprinkling,
pouring and immersion. We grant
this liberty because no particular
form is given in the Scriptures. So
far as any one form is concerned the
preponderence of evidence is in favor
of sprinkling. However, that may be
we make no controversy escent to an
swer inquines. We will baptise you
as your conscience may dictate by
immersion, pouring or sprinkling. Re
member that baptism, by whatever
form, as only "the outward sign of an
inward grace." The inner experience
is the important thing, for, "as a man
thinketh in his heart so he is." It is
not the quantity of water; "which can
never wash away sin," but faith that
saves, while the form of baptism,
whether by sprinkling, pouring, or im
mersion, is the outward sign of sepa
ration from the world.
ECHOES FROM PHOENIX
PHOENIX HAPPENINGS ALWAYS
INTEREST OUR READERS
After reading of people In Yuma
who have been cured by Doan's Kidney
Pills, the question naturally arises:
"Is this medicine equally successful
elsewhere?" The generous statement
of this Phoenix resident leaves no
room for doubt on this point.
"I think Doan's Kidney Pills are a
good remedy and I advise anyone hav
ing kidney and bladder complaint to
try them," says Mrs. J. W. Morrell,
of 514 North Fourth street. PhoeniA,
Arizona. "They cured me when I had
a serious attack of kidney trouble."
Price 50 centsat all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Morrell had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props., Buffalo, N. Y. Adv.
;mm in fue
Jess Willard is going to tour the
country in style from now on. From .
the time he leaves Kansas City for
Omaha, big Jess will ride in the beau
tiful private car that Fish, the railroad
magnate, built for himself. Jess now
starts out on a series of one-night
stands, and the private car, costing
ine s'ntcaie a y
a Iot of waiting on railr0ad Platforms'
In a week's time an ordinar' one-night
stanaer win spenu at least iuteen or
twenty hours waiting around for the
trains, but the' big cowboy can 'loll
around in the palace on wheels until
doomsday if need be without feeling
Jess will have his parlor, staterooms
and the same force of chefs through
out his tour. It's a far jump from a
mule team to a luxurious palace car,
but Jess is a happy-go-lucky cuss and
he's probably telling himself that he
felt it was coming to him some day.
That car will be as much of an attrac
tion on the road as Tom Jones. The
tank town folks will pat car In won
der and astonishment as they peer
through the plate glass windows look
ing for Willard only to see the barber
of Kewanee stretched out in a $50,
000 reclining chair that might have
been made for Nomad, King of Bava-'
ria but fitting very perfectly.
Oh, well! Fame is a great refiner.
O ANNOUNCEMENT O
O Dr. R. R. Knotts, eye and ear O
O specialist, of the Cotter building O
O has moved to more .convenient O
O and modern quarters in the Gan- O
O dolfo lobby, second door,, at the O
O foot of the big stairway, where O
O he will be found ready to wel- O
O come his many patrons. 41-460