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VILLA TO EXPELL AMERICANS :. WASHINGTON, DeV 16. The thirty Americans now being detained by Villa at Madera may be expelled from Villa territory, as the. Spaniards' were afTorreon
a year ago. They are not bleieved to be in any danger of being executed, according to advices receiyed by the U. S. State Department today. .7 ;
CONSPIRATOR JAILED IN CANADA: LETHBRIDGE, Alberta, Canada, Dec. 16o Proof that J. H.'von Montford, a . German who was sent here from Calgary for forgery a week ago and now in jail
here, is Johannes van Koolbergen, wanted as the star witness in the prosecution o f Baron von Bryicken and G. Crowley, at San Francisco, i s contained in a letter written to him by his wife, according '
to authentic dispatches.
EXHIBITS GO TO SAN DIEGO: WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. The senate today ap'proved. resolutions authorizing the transfer of all government exhibits Irom San Francisco to the San Diego fair.
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VOL.XLVI. No. 3.
The dead town!
Did you ever go into a town
and, as you stepped from the
train, have it strike you sud
denly that the town was
Have you ever had a town
described to you as' a, "dead"
Have you ever stopped to
analyze just what is meant by
these words "Dead town"?
In ' the last analysis, they
mean just one thing and
that is that the merchants of
the town don't advertise!
A dead town has certain positive
aspects of demise which are as bald
as a pie6e of crepe hanging on the
door of a private house. The stores
seem to be merely existing. Their
shelves are covered with apparently
unsaleable goods. The 'storekeepers
seem to be vying with each other to
see which will win the first prize as
the town grouch.
If you talked with them, they knock
ed the town, they knocked business,
they knocked tits mail order house.
They were continually complaining
that other people did business and
made money but that they didn't seem
to be able to sell anything. They sure
guessed it was the town. Yes, that
was it the town.
If you asked the merchant If he
advertised, he. would have looked at
you with amazement What was the
use of advertising, when business was
so bad. People who had money to ,
spend, he would tell you, were sending
it to the mail order houses. No, he
would say he didn't advertise! He
wouldn't thrown good money after bad.
On the other hand, go into a live
town and what will you see? The mer
chants.have attractive displays in their
stores. The daily or weekly news
papers are filled with big announce
ments of special sales or low-priced
goods. They are not afraid of the
mail order houses, because they have
the same means to reach the people
advertising that makes the mail or
der house great.
The merchants have their local as
sociation for mutual help, and behind
the association the local newspaper is
pushing, pushing, pushing. Everybody
is working and everybody is happy and
If you want a live town, get behind
the newspaper and the newspaper will
do the rest. Forget the timeworn ar
guments that the paper is a dead one.
The paper is alive enough if the people
are alive. The surest test of a live
town is a live newspaper, and a news
paper "can't be alive unless the town
boosters do their share.
If your cough is no better in the
morning, go to Peoples' and get some
of his eucalyptus Menthal cough drops
they are good and strong.
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TOKIO, Dec. 16. Italy's ratifica
tion having arrived, Japan forwarded
to China the note from the Entente
Powers protesting against the re-er.tab-lishment
of a monarchy.
MILAN, Dec. 16 Secolo aserts that
the British government nas warned
Italy that German emissaries have re
cently left the United State- for the
purpose of committing acts of violence
against Italy, especially against their
Sim Freund, the well' known haber
dasher of Main street, has added to
his stock of gents furnishings a gro.it
variety of toys, notions, jewelry,
ieatherware and other very attractire
articles suitable for Christmas gifts
and, in his usual way of originality, be
has found a unique and novel way of
getting the public in general acquaint
ed with his beautiful, low-priced stock
As he announced through handbills
and the newspapers, he will hold
during the coming week, between 7:30
and 10:30 p. m., regular meetings at
his store with the assistance of our
friend and American Demosthenes,
Honorable E. A. Freeman, for the pur
pose of showing to the public In gen
eral what 25 cents or 10 cents or $1.00
will buy in the line of Christmas gifts.
Whenever Sim says something, he
always lives up to r. this is well
known here in Yuma. And he told our
reporter these very words:
"On these evenings I will place my
merchandise before the public at such
low prices that some of the people's
hair will stand up straight if. they
have any hair on their 'cabeza."
Mr. Freund will also have some nice
surprises for the visitors, in the form
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Necessity for Leadership and Large Co-operative
t to Give
of the Most
OPPORTUNITY FOR XHS
22,000,000 School Boys and
Girls Our Greatest Na
In his forthcoming annual
report Secretary Lane sug
gests the need for a national
campaign for a better rural
school. He speaks of Young
America, our 22,000,000
school boys and girls, as the
chief resource of the nation,
"Are we doing all possible
to develop this resource?"
Kis report continues: 1
If there is any one of our institu
tions in which the American people
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Senator
Works, of California, today told the
senate that a standing army of over
a million Is necessary to defend the
United States properly; he declared
that the Pacific Coast is now complete
ly at the mercy of an Asiatic attack;
ha said, further, that there are enough
Japanese in California now to man and
destroy every line of communication
with the East. He urged setting aside
small farm communities for military
Mrs. Edward Schmidt and daughters
are here from Los Angeles to spend
Christmas with the Geo. Michelsen
family. The Misses Ella and Urela
are quite well known in Yuma, having
visited here a number of times. Mrs.
Schmidt is Mr. Michelsen's sister.
Useful Xmas gifts at the Yuma
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ARIZ., THURSDAY. DEC. 16,
the Whole Country Knowledge
Successful Country Schools.
take undisguised pride and of which
they feel justified in boasting,, it is
the public school system, for this is.
"the greatest of American invention!."
and the most successful social enter
prise yet undertaken by any people.
The United States maintains a Bureau
of Education in this department,
which, upon a small appropriation, col
lates as best it can the figures and
facts which most inadequately ten the
story of the growth and use of this j
most brilliantly conceivert piece or
The American people are not indif
ferent to their schools. Quite other
wise. They pay for their support al
most as much as they do for the sup
port of the entire federal government; !
in round numbers, three-quarters of a 1
billion dollars a year, which keeps an
army of 600,000 teachers at work. Ed-j
ucation is indeed our foremost indus- j
:ry, from whatever point of view it
may be regarded. Yet, I am assured j
that it has made less progress than
any of our other industries during the
past 30 years. With all the marvelous
record of what the mind of a quick
people may produce to make life hap
pier and nature more serviceable, how
little can be shown as our sjoutribu
tion to th,e methods of improving the
mind and skill of the youns! We have
gone to Europe to Itaiy, Switzerland,
Oermany and Denmark chiefly for
the new methods with which we have
experimented, and Japan ha3 fonnd a
way to instruct through the e.s and!
hands that will make these very prac-!
tical people still more distinguished.
Yet here and there under rare lead
una uuuhlu us
Six car loads of machinery, to be
used by the O. & C. Construction Co.,
in building the "Warrenite" road from
Yuma to Somerton, arrived in Yuma
yesterday, which goes to show that
real work on the road is to start as'
soon as the proper railroad sidings
can be prepared by the Southern Pa
cific. The construction company has now
leased a strip of land near the old gin,
and will maintain its headquarters at
that point. Actual work on the road
has already begun by the tearing out
of the wooden culvert on Third street.
Largo printed signs are being placed
near that point to apprise people that
the road at that point is temporarily
The board of supervisors late yes
terday afternoon awarded the pipe con
tract for this part of the good roads
system to the Yuma Cement & Pipe
company, which is a big feather in that
company's cap a boost for home in
dustry. , ,f
ership may be found in this country
the most striking proofs of what can
be done to tie our schools to our life.
The hope is eventually to make the
school what it should be, and easily
may be made to be, the very heart of
the community social club and co-operative
center as well as school.
There would seem to be nothing
visionary in such a hope. To effect
this evolution there is needed pri
marily leadership, and this the gov
ernment must give if it is to realize
its desire for a- people who are both
skilled and .happy. The spirit of our
people is against a paternal govern
ment. We do not take with kindness
to an authority that Is mandatory.
There is a sound belief that a people
who make their own way are in the
end riper and of stronger fibre than
those who accept what is not the re
sult of common determination. But
this spirit of intense individualism
does not make us independent of or
indifferent to useful methods and help
ful standards. And it is these that
we can 'reveal. It Is these that we
should find and place in service, rather
than force the disconnected schools of
the land to feel their way out or "mud
dle through." We may not command,
but we may "show how." This is
democracy's substitute for absolutism
in the effort to secure efficiency. For
such policy of helpfulness there Is
abundant precedent, not only in the
action of Congress in making minor
appropriations for the work of the
Bureau of Education on precisely these
lines, but in the activities of other at-
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SOFIA, A neutral zone, extending
two kilometers on each side of the
frontier, has been agreed upon be
tween Greece and Bulgaria, says an of
ficial announcement made public here
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Professor Hugo Munster
berg is a professor of psychol
ogy at Harvard. His head is
filled with ideas, and he
knows many things.
But some things he doesn't
know. For instance, he has
been taking a fling recently
at newspaper reporters, who,
he says, habitually distort
what men say and do, and the
professor regards this as a
bad thing for public morals.
Evidently the professor's
experience has been vith the"
big city newspaper; but the
metropolitan press, is but. a
very small part, of the coun
On these newspapers a vast quan
tity of neys must be gathered in an
extraordinarily short time. Accuracy
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.
Austria's reply to Lansing's
note on the destruction of the
Ancona is regarded, on the
basis of unofficial reports
from Vienna, is wholly un
and disappointing to the U.
S., and, as a result, it can
safely be said, that diplomatic
relations are at the breaking
President Wilson and Secretary of
State. Lansing are reserving comment
until the official text of the reply are
received i so far only the pres3 ab
stracts have been received. But it
is authoritatively stated that the U. S.
will not enter Into an exchange of
opinions with Austria and will decline
to discuss the facts regarding the tor
pedoing and shelling of the Ancona,
with the subsequent loss of American
Vienna Says It's All Right
VIENNA, Dec. 16. The situation
as regards Austria Hungary and the
United States is considered to have
become less tense with the dispatch
of a reply to the Ancona note.
Lengthy Message from Penfield
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. This
afternoon the state department receiv
ed a lengthy dispatch from Ambassa
dor Penfield. The officials said it was
not Austria's reply, but a personal re
port from the ambassador.
-Arizona sentinel, founded isto
is aimed at and attained' to a remark
Prof. Munsterberg is provinicial; like
many other dwellers in Eastern cities
In the small towns the people are
close to their newspaper. Frequently
the editor knows everybody In the
county. Accuracy becomes a- deadly
No reporter or editor who is ;worthy
the name dares say he does not care
jvhether what he writes is true or not.
His profession and his pride in it ae
mand that he gives to it the best he
has In him,. Accuracy, attention to de
tail, truth are only some of the things
he must give to his .paper. .
Prof. Munsterberg may be a great
Munsterberg may be a great-psychologist,
.but he will never be a great man
until he learns that outside of Har
vard, Boston and New York there is
a great country filled with newspapers
and newspaper men, and that in the
lot the venal, the deliberately untruth
ful, the montebank are as' scarce as
exactitude is in psychology.
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E6YPT DnivE FEI
ROME, Dec. 16. The Tuko-German
assault on Egypt will probably occur
about February 1, 1916... The Germans
are already rushing to completion ttie
railroad from. Damascus to the Egyp
tian frontier; and 300,000 Turks, under
German officers, are now ready to at
tack the. pipe lines carrying' water
across the desert.
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CHICAGO, Dec,' 16. Members of
the American League peace committee
left for New York today to meet com
mittees from the National and Federal
Leagues tomorrow. It is expected that
peace will be declared between the
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