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YUMA IS MAYOR-LESS
GOUHCiL SHOULD ACT
Yuma without a mayor!
Acting-mayor Walter Moser was
suddenly and violently stricken last
night with appendicitis and was hur
ried to Los Angeles, accompanied by
Dr. Knotts. He had been complain
ing for several days, but appendicitis
did not fully manifest itself until last
Several weeks ago Mayor Ewing
was given sick leave of absence and
started on a trip to the Orient. The
last heard of him he was in Hono
lulu, after a pleasant voyage across
In the absence of both Mayor Ew
ing ahd Mayor Pro-tem Moser, Yuma
is without an official head as the new
charter, under which we are now gov
erned, makes no provision for a suc
cessor to the acting mayor. In view
of the critical period under which the
country is now passing, it would seem
advisable for Aldermen Downey, High
tower and Clark to immediately meet
in extra session and elect one of their
number as acting mayor.
Alderman Downey, being an 'Old
hand at the business, would' make a
good man for the place. No time
should be lost, for there is no telling
when the authority of a stern mayor
may be needed.
WEST M III
HAS CHANGED iiS
William R. Harper, an employe of
the Yuma Electric & Water company
gas plant, today purchased the Paul
Fertig place on lot 22, block 103, on
Ninth avenue near Second street. Mr.
Harper came to Yuma with his family
some three months ago from Costa
rica and was also here several years
ago. Mr. Fertig has for the five years
past worked as linotype operator for
the Yuma Daily Examiner, and soon
expects to take a short vacation with
his family on the coast, after which
he will build or rent a place closer
to his work.
The funeral of Charles Bossung, age
21, a, native of Yuma, who died at
Pasadena, June 20, took place from
Johnson's mortuary yesterday. Ser
vices were conducted by Rev. Father
Felix Zumaraga of the Yuma Catholic
Of a family of eight, but one of the
Bossung family survive all having
been victims of the great white
The body was brought to Yuma in
charge of George E. Mize, a brother-in-law
and former Yuma railroader,
who now resides at Los Angeles.
JAPAN WILL NOT
TOKIO, June 23. Baron
Ishi, foreign minister, today
said that "any claim that
Japan will assist Mexico by
furnishing arms and ammu
nition is absurd; it is now ex
tremely improbable that the
private companies will sell;
all munitions available are
furnished to the allies."
AI METHODIST CHI
Following is the announcement of
services to be held Sunday, June 25,
at the Methodist church:
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. Every
one counts, so many are away. C. M.
"The Call of the Pew," at 11 a. m.
Baritone solo on "The Old-Time
Hymns," by Herschel Clayton, Jr.
Services at the soldiers' camp at
6:15 p. m., with band music, hymns
Epworth League at 7 p. m. "How
Can I Make My Home Happier?"
Eph. 4:31, 32; G:l-7; Rom. 15:1, 3.
"The Challenge to Youth Accepted,"
at 8 p. m., sermon to young folks.
Solo by Mr. Drummond.
Yuma Valley, Grace Church
Sunday school at 2:30 p. m"., J. L.
Sermon at 3:30 p. m.
IRVING R. LOVEJOY,
By EMILY SLOANE.
Five years after John and Amy mar
ried, she had become something of a
small town fixture, with the usual du
ties of a young mother, a housekeeper
and a member of an afternoon club. It
was therefore a surprise to John when
she announced one morning at break
fast that she-would like to go with him
the next time he went to the city.
"You'll be going down on the 20th
for that Axtell case against the rail
road, won't you?" As John ventured
no immediate reply, Amy added: "I
hope I shan't be a dead weight?"
Their first evening in the city was
spent at the theater, but the next
morning John expressed doubt about
being able to dine with Amy that
That afternoon, just as she had com
pleted her purchases, she happened to
aieet an old-time friend of her moth
er's family, Mrs. Marlow.
"My dear child," said that cordial
woman, after their first greetings,
"you must come with me to dinner
and go with us to hear that poet ev
erybody is raving about Wheless
Raeburn, you know.
After a quick trip to the hotel,
where Amy left a note for John in
case of his return, they were off to
a delightful dinner.
Mrs. Marlow's party arrived early at
the club meeting. Amy looked about
in wide-eyed interest at the handsome
ly gowned women, the sleekly groomed
men and the soft-footed attendants ol
the fashionable hotel in whose gilded
parlors the gathering was held.
Suddenly her eyes filled writh a look
of pained surprise as she saw John
enter with a handsome woman in an
ultra-decollete gown of black satin
which shimmered but little more than
did her smooth black hair. She car
ried crimson roses. Amy found her
self wondering if it could be a night
mare instead of a reality.
In a voice full of deep melody the
poet read his verses poems of patriot
ism, of childhood, of love. Amy kept
watch on John and his companion,
who had taken seats half facing her.
With Mrs. Marlow's motherly bigness
between them, Amy could see without
being seen by John.
"By George! This is a surprise, John.
We were wishing for you at dinner,
and Amy said she was sure you'd come
out if you got the note she left for you
in time." In his enthusiasm, Mr. Mar
low did not notice that his words
seemed to bring a look of perplexity
into his face.
"Amy?" he asked absently. "Where
"Oh, in that maelstrom of hero wor
shipers and sycophants," indicating
the throng pressing about the poet.
Then, with sudden seriousness, he
added: "Old boy, you're a lucky man
to possess such a jewel of a wife in
these days when a truly balanced
woman is a distinct rarity. There's
more than one woman in this very
crowd whose husband neither knows
knows nor cares where she is, and it's
fake marriages like theirs hat seri
ously undermine society. You stay
here and I'll get our wives and we'll
make a quick get-away."
The handsomo woman's expression
changed from indifference to interest
and from interest to enthusiasm as the
poet's musical voice filled the room.
John seemed discomfited, though Amy
could not tell whether it was because
of the woman's forgetfulness of his
presence or from a desire to escape
the whole thing.
As the poet's voice died away, a
babel of voices rose in delighted com
ment. He was surrounded and lion
ized by many, prominent and persis
tent among them being John's compan
ion. Bored by the whole proceeding,
John stepped into an adjoining room
and, as he would have it, walked right
into ponderous Cyrus Marlow, who
had been detained in a committee
Half an hour later, John and Amy
were on their way to thp hotel alone
in the Marlow's limousine. Amy held
her head high and her lips shut tight,
and John stared grimly ahead for some
minutes before hs spoke.
"Amy," his voice was hoarse, his
sentences abbreviated, "of course I do
serve 1 to be thrown off forever, but
don't do it without hearing me. I've
learned tonight what real values are.
Most of all I've learned the value of a
woman like you. That woman is the
wife of a railroad official who is much
away from home. She was amused
with my admiration until she caught
that poet's eye. While Marlow was
looking for you she passed out and
bade me good night, saying that
friends who live in the same apart
ment she does had just room enough
In their car for her and would not let
her say no to their invitation. When
I saw that the poet was also of the
party, I understood, but didn't care.
She had passed out of my life before
that, for as I sat there and faced that
crowd and thought of you left alone at
that hotel I -was ready to fight my way
out of that room."
"I was watching you, John," said
the now relenting Amy, "and half way
hoping that your discomfiture was not
jealousy over her forgetfulness of you.
J was hoping too that I might grow
until I could fill your heart, for I've
found today what a sorry, stupid com
panion I've become."
"Not a word like that," said John
"Nobody, not even you, can malign the
dearest woman on earth."
(Copyright, 1316. by the r.IeCIurc Nswspa
j: Finding the :
By REV. L. W. GOSNELL
Superintendent of Men. Moody Bible
Institute of Chicago
TJiXT But thou shalt go unto my
country, and to my kindred, and take a
wife unto my son Isaac Gen. 24:4.
The twenty-fourth chapter of Gene
sis contains the account of the serv
ant of Abraham
seeking a bride
for his son Isaac.
The chapter is a
long one, contain
ing 67 verses, and
this fact has led
many Bible stu
dents to feel that
the seeking of
Isaac's bride is
typical ,of some
Such Bible stu
dents agree that
the chapter well
illu s t r a t e s the
work of the Holy
Spirit, who is sent
forth by God the father to call out the
church, which is the bride of him, typi
fied by Isaac, even Jesus Christ our
Lord. Since the Holy Spirit uses men
in this sacred work, the chapter under
consideration furnishes many points
of instruction for the soul winner.
First of all, we note that Abraham's
servant was anxious for the glory of
his master. He prays, "Show kindness
unto my master Abraham." This mo
tive will affect many things in our
Christian service. On one occasion,
after a sermon, remarkable from the
:iterary standpoint as well as in other
ways, one of the hearers remarked,
"What beautiful language the preacher
used." True servants of Christ are
troubled if his face is veiled, even by
beautiful language. They would rath
er glory in infirmity if the power ot
Christ might rest. upon them. We have
heard of a church upon the back of
whose pulpit was carved this text,
"Sirs, we would see Jesus." Every
minister who sat behind this pulpit
faced this appeal, and every worker
who has the spirit of Abraham's serv
ant will seek to heed this appeal.
Notice again, that the servant or
Abraham received guidance. He was
led to the well where Itebekah watered
her flocks and sho was pointed out tc
him as the bride for his master. As
the servant expressed it, "I being in
the way, the Lord led me." The writ
er has a friend who was a pastor in
a southern town. He longed for the
salvation of a man who lived out in tin
country, but although he visited hif
hcuse, he seemed never to find an op
portunity to speak with him privatel;
concerning his soul. On one occasion
this minister was impressed that lit
should pay a special visit in the hope
of reaching the man in question. A:
the impression persisted, he took tin
train and finally reached the house
It looked as if no one were at hom
and he began to chide himself for hi;
foolish trip. Nevertheless, he rappee
at the door, which was opened by tin
man he wished to see and who wel
corned him heartily, saying, "I am al
alone today and was just wishing tha
you would come here and tell me how
to become a Christian." Undoubtedly
God still leads his servants.
Again the servant gave gifts to Re
bekah, jewels of silver, jewels of gok
and raiment. How happy it is tha
Christian workei'3, though poor, a,
Paul was, may make many rich. CLi
happy the Christian worker who ha
nothing better to give than bread an
soup and clothes. Abraham's servar
gave to Rebekah an earnest of th.
riches which should be hers when sh
came into Isaac's tent. So shoulc
Christian workers be filled with aj
earnest of the coming glory and seal
tcr its light and blessing to all thos
to whom them minister.
We may say a word, also, about th
bride. It will be noted that the serv
ant found her by the well of waver
These words may fall under the eye o,
someone who is sighing to become z
member of the bride of Christ. Ma3
not the incident under conside. atior.
suggest to him that he should be founc
by the well of water, which may him
at the means of grace. When Charles
Spurgeon was seeking to know the
love of Christ, he went from church tc
church throughout London, trusting
that the word of some minister might
bring to. him the blessing he sought.
He at last found peace in a Primitive
Methodist chapel, where he had taken
shelter from a snowstorm one Sunday
And what a lesson is conveyed by
the fact that as soon as Rebekah had
the ring and bracelet upon her hand,
she ran and told them of her moth
er's house all that Abraham's servant
had said. As one has put it, we must
either give our religion away or else
give it up. Would that all of us were
as busy in spreading the good tidings
as was Uncle John Vassar. Dr. A. J.
Gordon, tells of -once driving along a
country road with this good njan. A
gentleman stopped them to inquire the
way to Dedham. After the directions
were given, Uncle John Vassar turned
to the man and said, "Friend, I too
am a stranger and pilgrim in the
earth, but I am seeking a better coun
try, even a heavenly. Allow me to
ask if you know the way to that coun
try and are journeying thither?" It
was done so naturally and sincerely
that the man stood as if spellbound
under this gracious appeal.
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j THE INVISIBLE ENEMY IN MEXICO
(By B. F. Fly)
Thirty-one carloads of soldiers pass
ed through Yuma last night from the
west to eastern points on the border,
presumably for Douglas or Nogales.
Just where the soldiers came from or
the exact point of their destination
is not known by any one in Yuma ex
cept the railroad officials, and, in ac
cord with instructions, they refuse to
give any information on the subject.
There are several rumors afloat as
to who the soldiers were, the most
plausible of which is that it was an
ambulance train from San Francisco,
bound for Columbus and thence along
the line down to Gen. Pershing's head
quarters, to be used as he may desig
It would require just about 31 cars
to carry all the men and equipment
of a full ambulance corps together
with artillery and bridge-repairing
At- Camp French nothing was at ail
known of the movements of this im
mense train of troops, nor did Los An
geles know anything about it. It is
certain, however, that the train pass
ed through Yuma this morning at
about 3 o'clock. This much is known
because the train was seen by several
3f our citizens and is admitted by rail
There is no indication thus far that
Col. French and his battalion will be
removed from Yuma. This will pvob
ibly remain regimental headquarters
for some time to come. One of the
battalions is located at Nogales, one
it Calexico and the other here. In
the event of a war with Mexico the
three battalions instantly will be
brought together here under Colonel
French as commanding officer, unless
in the meantime he shall have been
promoted to brigadier general, in
which event Col. Baker would become
the ranking officer of the 21st regi
ment. VALLEY BAPTISTS
Seating capacity at the Valley Bap
tist church is being taxed to the limit
at prese'nt and Pastor Smith requests
all to come early and get a seat. Next
Sunday's services will be as usual.
Subject in the morning at 11 o'clock
will be "Our Supreme Duty." Ser
vices will be held at the Rood school
house at 3 p. m. The young people's
meeting will be held at 7:30. Leader,
Miss Apie Patterson. Regular night
services at 8:15 o'clock. Subject is
"Preparedness a Necessity."
L. C. Grothaus has returned from
Albuquerque, N. M., and reports his
brother-in-law, L. B. Brainard, much
improved. Mr. Brainard is a noted
foot racer and was formerly with the
LI. S. R. S. here.
Mrs. H. E. Stout, wife of the auto
stage man, left yesterday for Los An
geles and now Mr. Stout has joined
die summer widowers' club.
Jim Hickey was in from the Bard
An electric motor, takinar curront
from a light socket, has been invent
ed to run a phonosranh In- friction
with the record table without wind
ing up the motor.
These tiny CAPSULES
are superior to Cslsam
of Copdiba, Gubebs or
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Bowel Complaints in India J
In a lecture at one of the Des
Moines, Iowa, churches a missionary
from India told of going into the int
terior of India, where he was takeri
sick, that he had a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy with him and believed that it
saved his life. This remedy is used
successfully in India both as a preve:
tive and cure for cholera. You ma.
know from this that It can be edpend
jed upon for. the milder forms of bowe'
complaint that occur in this country?
The leaves and stems of a Japanese!
mountain shrub yield a paper from
which serviceable water proff gar
ments are made.
Shears have been invented that!
lack finger loops, a spring opening
the blades after they have been press-;
ed together. r
A revolving light of 15,000,000 can-,
dlepower has been installed in a lieht-t
house on the sout hocast of the Isle