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Homsteaders Read! 3000 Acres |
Are you after a homestead in the Yuma Reservation? Have you cruised the land you wish to take up? You Private lands under the great Yuma Project are owned and controlled by us. We will offer this land in tracts of
should know all about the Unit you wish to take up before paying over your money. If you have not been on desired size, on reasonable price and terms, during the opening of the Government Reservation. Anyone failing
the land, consult some reliable person who has. Remember, there are good and bad farms in this opening. £££ desirable Government 'nd should see us before our choice tracts are selected. '
The clearing and grading required on some of these Units makes a difference of over $1000, in many cases, in the , \r£tS . . ™_ v e n -o •uY'^'
value of farL running side by side. All this you should know about. - i We have secured offices on the same floor as the U. S. Land Office, in the Chamber of Commerce Building,
value of farms running side by side. All this you should Know aoout.
We have thoroughly cruised, with expert cruisers, every farm and have FIELD NOTES on every Unit in which we are opening today to meet parties interested in the Yuma lands and Project. During this week Immi
this opening. We know the amount of waste land and of clearing and grading required on each Unit to put it in gra tion Agent A. B. Ming of Yuma County and E. P. Epler, secretary of the Yuma Commercial*Club7will be in
condition for cultivation. If you want to know the fact consult us at once. All informat ton furni *" is °ur offices ' ready and -^ .t0 answer all luestions reS ardinS the Yuma ProJect Tbe ' wiU als° distribute litera"
guaranteed to be absolutely correct and reliable. We are largely interested in the Yuma District and want all . / & i . & &
to know the facts. • ture covering all questions.
T. A. Behrenf eld and The Southwestern Land Co. of Yuma
444-445-446 Chamber of Commerce Building, Los Angeles, California
Pastor of Temple Baptist Church
Draws Impressive Comparison
Between Biblical and Pres.
ent Day Characters
"How a City Official Won and Lost" ]
was the subject of Key. J. Whitcomb
Brougher, pastor of the Temple Bap
tist church, last evening. He said in
' part:
"I have chosen Lot as a representa
tive character. He is up-to-date. He
and his uncle Abram were moving into
a new country, when their servants
got into difficulty and Abram gave Lot
his choice of the surrounding country.
"Lot selected the weltwatered plain
of Jordan in the vicinity of Sodom.
His choice was based on the desire to
get rich and win fame. He finally
moved into Sodom, and evidently was
elected to a political office. Possibly
he was a judge, or a city councilman,
or he may have been mayor of Sodom.
"Lot gained some things, but lost
others. There are two ways of doing
almost everything. There is the right
way and the wrong. The things that
Lot gained he got in the wrong wuy,
and, consequently, lost other things of
more value than those he gained.
"He gained riches. Lot made his
choice on the basis of getting rich. He
did not consult God about the matter.
Abram also gained riches, but he
gained them in harmony with God's
plan for him. Lot did not secure his
wealth in that way. He simply looked
out for himself.
"Preachers are sometimes criticised
for going to a large church that pays
v large salary. But a preacher, has
just as much right to go to a certain
city for a large salary as a deacon, a^
trustee, or any other church member
has. I do not find that preachers will
be judged by one law and deacons by
another. People seem to have the old
idea that if a preacher is to be kept
pious he must be kept poor.
Must Be Pious
"Most all of them must be pious,
then, for it is certain that most of
them are poor. A preacher, however,
will be judged by the same law that
all other people are Judged by. A
deacon, a trustee, a Christian man or
woman, have no more right to base
their choices and decisions in life upon
a .selfish acquisition of wealth than
does a preacher. The man who gains
his wealth without regard to God will
have to Jose more than he gainH.
"He gained worldly honor. He was
elected to,office, and seems to have
held, up to a certain time, an honor
able position in the community. But
'I have no doubt that Lot had to make
a compromise with the godless and
wicked people of Sodom in order to
gain his position. The man who rises
tn political preferment by compromis
liik with evil, will find that he must
lose his reputation and possibly his
moral character in order to maintain
that place Not many me* today seek
office with the unselfish desire to serve
their country or city. Not many seek
it who would 'rather be. right than be
president.' Many who seek office will
l ie neither. The hour calls for men
of character in every position of power
and influence in our government. We
want men who would rather lose and
be right than win and be wrong, but
who propose to be right and win too.
"He gained worldly society for his
family. His sons and daughters mar
ried into the rich and godless families
of Sodom. They probably belonged to
the '(our hundred' or the 'smart set
In Sodom. They may have been among
the leader-! in the great social func
tions of their day.
Went in Society
"We know they did not have any
reputation for godliness, nevertheless
they were 'in society, 1 whatever that
may mean, and wore recognized for
their social standing. «
"In gaining these Things, however,
. they lost other things.
"X believe it is possible for a Chris
tian man to gain •■iehes honorably, to
attain a position of power and influ
ence in the government by doing right,
and also to be influential in the social
circles of his day, without losing his
reputation for purity and uprightness.
But Lot did not seem to do this.
"Lot lost the presence of God. From
»*e time he separated from Abram
and started for Sodom until just be
fore his escape, we do not read of his
having any communication with God
whatever. He had started out 'on his
own hook,' and he proposed to get
along with&ut God. God gave him a
chance to try It, as he has done many
.■mother man who has willfully chosen
to go his own way. But the man who
has put God out of his life has lost,
beyond the shadow of a doubt, that
spirit which alone will make it possi
ble for him to be what he ought to be.
The soul was made for God, and can
never be 'developed Into that charac
ter which will stand the test of time
and eternity without a conscious rela
tionship with God.
"Ho lost the companionship of godly
people. When he gave up the- com
pany of Abram and went into the
company of the Sodomites he imme
diately became subject to the influence
of the godless people, among whom he
lived. Company will tell; environment
has its influence upon us; character
will be formed in harmony with our
company, and the man who forsakes
the ideals and influences of true,
manly, upright companionship has
lost one of the mightiest powers for
good out of liis life.
"He lost his influence over his fam
ily and his fellowmen. He had no In
fluence for righteousness with his own
sons and daughters. If they had all
been righteous there would have been
enough to have saved the city, for
there were ten of them altogether.
Lacked Influence
"He had no influence for godliness
with his fellow men. When he under
took to rebuke them they sneered and
scoffed at him, and said, 'Would he be
a judge over us?' His fellow men had
no confidence in his religion nor his
godliness, for his life had proven un
"He lost his property. He had gained
his riches, but in the hour that Sodom
was destroyed his houses went up in
smoke and his land was burled beneath
the debris. Lot no doubt had many
corner lots in Sodom, but they were
of. no avail to him when the test of
fire cane,
"In the final testing-out, when rich
es nnd honor and society shall be put
under the fire of right and wrong,
there will be. after all, only one thing
that will remain, and that will be the
character a man has formed. If he has
gained the things of this world and
has lost God and character and In
fluence, the same has not been worth
the candle. Let us seek first the
kingdom of God and his righteousness.
Let us build up a Christ-like charac
ter that shall be true for time and
eternity. Then if we may gain riches
and honor and social standing, and
maintain the integrity of our character,
in righteousness and purity, we have'
gained, and not lost. But he who
gains the world at the expense of his
character has lost, eternally lost."
dot created Adam nnd told him to
subdue the earth. The sl" s of Adam
have been at that task ever since."
These were the opening words of a
sermon by William Horace Day at the
First Congregational church yesterday
"When man forgets that it is God's
world and that God gave man_domin
ion over it that man might establish
the kingdom of God in it there arise
murderers like Cain, cheats like Jacob
and traitors like Judas. In the fullness
of time all the garth has been explored,
and men are setting themselves to the
completion of the task which Adam
began by evangelizing the world In the
generation. This means no slums in
Los Angeles, no brute paganism in
California, and complete brotherhood
of man In the earth.
"In speaking to you on the topic
'The California Development Company'
this morning I shall confine myself to
a single phase of the task.
"If California la to be evangelized the
church in California must be the Cali-
fornia Development company. The title
was suggested during a recent visit to
that new empire in the imperial valley,
where one hears continually of the com
pany which planned and established
the irrigation system and opened the
country to settlement, a corporation
called California Development compa
ny. If we are to evangelize California
in this generation, the church must
have the same vision and faith, ihe
same ability to persuade investors, and
the same unflinching resoluteness
which makes the story of the develop
ment of Imperial valley read like a
problem novel. If we are tn do thU
work we must have vision to see in
places like this opportunity worth he
roic sacrifice."
The Angers grill nas excellent serr
tern and better food. Fourth and Spring.
Pastor of First Methodist Episcopal
Church Discusses Fallacies of Sor
cery and Necromancy from
Ancient to Modern Times
Dr. Charles Edward Locke at the
First Methodist Episcopal Church con
tinued his series of sermons on, "The
Tr,uth About Some Things," and dis
cussed the question, "Can the departed
communicate with the living?" Dr.
Locke said:
"The universal belief in immortality
of the soul Is accompanied by an al
most universal desire to penetrate into
the region occupied by departed spir
its, and to communicate with those
who have passed into that unknown
"All of the evils of magic, and
sorcery and necromancy among the
ancients, and all of the gross and
cruel deceptions of modern spiritual
ism have grown out of a tremendous
curiosity to know what Is behind the
veil. The supply has been equal to the
demand. The credulity of the people
has made it possible to perpetrate the
most grotesque deceptions; and the
more stupendous the imposition the
more easy has it been for some people
to accept it. Many people want to be
fooled and are disappointed if they are
not tooled; and, for a money consid
eration, it has not been fount' difficult
to find some unprincipled scamp to
accommodate them.
"The ancient sorcerers developed
great skill Tn necromancy. They se
lected caves with mephitic odors as
in the Delphic oracle; or they made
the volcanic altitudes their high altars.
They interpreted the deep, hollow rum
blings of the earth as voices of the
departed and led the people astray. In
the days of ancient Israel these prac
tices were so general that Moses and
Isaiah thundered severe denunciations
against so-called familiar spirits and
those who were deceived by them.
Scheme of Imposture
"Necromancy was a colossal scheme
of imposture. There certainly was not
a single supernatural event in all that
dense jargon and jungle of deception
and superstition. Defenders of modern
spiritualism cite the story of the
witch of Endor in support of their
claims. All there is in that incident
is that the old hag intended to deceive
Saul just as she had deceived all oth
ers who came to her, but God over
ruled Imposture and used the opportu
nity ami performed a miracle in order
to send a message to the wicked, and
cowardly king.
"As alchemy was displaced by hem.
istry. and astmjogy by astronomy, so
necromancy surrendered to scientific
knowledge, and must be dismissed as
having contributed absolutely nothing
to substantiate any claim that the da
parted can communicate with the liv
"Modern spiritualism had its defi
nite beginnings with the so-called phe
nomena produced by the Fox sisters in
a village in New York state about
sixty years ago. There were myste
rious knock! and rappings anil so
called communications. Great excite
ment was produced in this country
and in Rurope. At length keen in
vestigators discovered fraud; and at
last the Fox sisters confessed that all
so-callel phenomena had been pro
duced by mechanical mems.
"That there Is much In hypnotism;
and, perhaps, something in the tele
pathlc hypothesis; and much to be
learned of the subconscious self or
secondary personality; that there is
such a thing as self-indued hypnosis
by which some supersen.sitive people
can go Into trances, end that auto
matic writing and 'inspirational talk
ing' can be produced from natural
causes, all will agree. And there is a
field of remarkable interest in the use
of the power of suggestion.
"But there is not a scintilla of evi
dence that any medium or clairvoyant
ever brought a single accent or punc
tuation point from those who have
entered the other world. There is
positively no proof of any communica
tions being received from the departed.
"By hypnosis, nnd tricks, and other
physical causes, all of these so-called
demonstration! can !"• explained; and
there is not a single one of all these
tests which cannot lie reproduced by
skillful men who an- able to detect and
expose trickery. Of course nothing
can be accepted as a demonstration
of messages from the departed, which
can be accounted for in detail by nat
ural means.
"The deliverances of certain societies
for psychical research concerning the
phenomena of spiritism in recent years
liave been based upon certain experi
ments with Kusapla Palladino, an
Italian peasant who claims to be a
medium. She Is now in this country,
and the other day a Harvard professor
discovered her in palpable trickery.
This is only a repetition of what oc
curred at Cambridge university in
England, when she was found cheat-
Ing 'not once, or twice, but appar
ently, continuously and deliberately.'
"It Is pathetic indeed to Bee such men
as Sir Oliver Lodge and Plammarion
and Prof. William James and Db.
Richard Hodgson and the late Lom
broso falling so easy a prey to the
ingenious and diabolical deceptions of
Palladino and Mrs. Piper. One would
not expect conservative men to be
come such easy dupes to the spiritual
istic hypothesis. Perhaps, as has been
suggested, It is the greediness of many
scientists for discovery that has led
them into such a ridiculous plight.
Reynold Blight Says United States Is
Passing Through Twilight of False
Worship —Many Idols De
stroyed and Created
"The making and unmaking of sods
has been the chief occupation of man
through the ages," declared Reynold
B Blight, minister of the Low Angeles
Fellowship, at Blanchard hall yester
day morning, in an address on Ihe
Twilight of the Gods." "Each nation,
en.eh race, each age, has erected its
gods and served them, worshiped
them and sacrificed to them, only to
have them ruthlessly destroyed by the
age or the race that followed. Wars,,
kingdoms, social movements, have
been incidental, to the universal busi
ness of making gods.
"Its gods have been the personifica
tion of a nation's ideals, the incarna
tion of a people's virtues. The Greek
ideal was beauty, and they made them
gods of poesy and romance, peopling
mountain and forest with cl^atures of
the imagination, whose very names are
music. The serious, earnest Hebrews
burning with a passion for the moral
law created the terrible Jehovah,
whose breath was a consuming fire
toward the wrongdoer. The stern,
austere Puritans seized on the hard,
unyielding, inexorable logic of the
Calvinistic system, and worshiped in
fear and trembling a god who was
worse than a devil. Audacious, im
nulslve America, in the ferment of her
dream*, her follies and her perplexi
tlai tan create and destroy more gorts
in a year than her predecessors made
in a century.
Ideals Are Vague
"Religionists bewail the decline of
religion in America? It is not a bad
sign We are passing through the
twilight of the gods. The old deities
:irc discredited, the new dettiM have
not arrived. When they do come they
will be welcomed witli glad acclaim.
The gods of cruelty, of pessimism, of
materialism, of limited power and
sympathy, are passing. These old
conceptions, born of ignorance, foster
ing superstition, vanish before the
bright light of oar better knowledge.
"The God of the new age, the golden
age whose dawning beams already
touch the hilltops with glory, will not
be defined '" terms of the philosophies,
but he will be an experience of daily
life His praise will not be sung in
sonorous chants, but shown in deeds
of loving service. No pillared tem
ples will be erected to celebrate his
■freatneu, but institutions for the bet
terment of humanity will be his eter
nal memorial*. No haughty priests
will dispense his bounty, for everyone
■vho loves his brother will be his
anointed messenger. The light and
beauty of his presence shall illuminate
the earth, for he is Love, the Wonder
ful Conqueror, the Eternal Light, be
fwe whose face is peace, holiness and
Joy f prevention;." _
"Why! the turkey,was nrst discovered In
America, and was brought to England m the
early part of the sixteenth century," said the
item man, proudly. ■Vi;»'- Ij'' l f»
"Well " replied the Englishman, "I don't
know of any one better fitted to 'stuff 1 even a
turkey than.you Americans."—Yonkers States
Chairman of House Appropriation
Committee Scouts War Scares and '
Says Country's Revenues Un.
able to Meet Demands
[Associated Press]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.—1n a caus
tic statement tonight James A. Taw
ney, chairman of the house appropria
tions committee, announces his com
plete opposition to the government's
naval program as It was outlined yes
terday to the committee by Secretary
Mr. Tawney sees bankruptcy of the
government if such programs are ad
hered to, and he charges their agita
tion to a conspiracy of the shipbuilding
"These interests," he said, "are even
now getting ready to start another war
scare, Japanese, German or otherwise,
to stimulate popular demand for an
extravagant naval outlay."
The competitive shipbuilding scheme
which Mr. Tawney says is sought by
Secretary Meyer, in his opinion, is
fraught with danger and will compel
the levying of greatly increased taxes
or render necessary a bond issue.
"I have read the government's tenta
tive naval program with profound as
tonishment," said Mr. Tawney. "One
reason for my surprise at the more
than ambitious naval program sug
gested is that it involves a great in
crease In our now enormously large
appropriation for naval purposes, with
out basing it on any necessity what
ever for national defense and without
any regard whatever to the fact that
In this fiscal year we are facing a
deficit and that the next fiscal year
we will be near our aggregate' reve
nues in the amount appropriated this
Disregard Public Revenues
"If our naval policy is to be deter
mined by our ability to compete with
old nations In number and size of
battleships, then the naval policy in
question should be adopted and carried
out without reference either to our ne
cessities- for national defense or the
adequacy of the public revenues to
meet the expenditures necessary to
gratify our national ambition.
"In view of our geographical iso
lation, which a.s a means of national
defense is worth more to us than the
largest navy any nation in the world
would possess, and also in view of
the fact that in the fiscal year ended
June 30, 1909, we expended 71 per cent |
of our government revenues on ac- i
count of wars we have had and wars
we are preparing for, it is rather
amazing to find a naval program pro- |
posed that will so greatly increase OUT
appropriations under this head.
"We are at peace with all the world.
There is not even a prospect of becom
ing Involved in war. It seems almost
incredible that anyone would suggest
the adoption of a naval program which
will involve the expenditure of more
money than we have under existing
laws and a policy, too, which will vir
tually put out of commission at least
half of our war vessels by making
them Inferior in size and efficiency by
comparison with those giant battle
ships now proposed."
NEW YORK. Feb. Tt.— There was
more activity in pig Iron last week, as
well as in finished steel products,fthere
being a larger volume of business than
during any of the preceding weeks of
It l.s estimated that sale? of foundry
iron luive been 75,000 tons.
Prices have declined to $17.25 and
$17. for No. 2 foundry at Eastern
Pennsylvania furnaces, and jto $13 to
$13.50 in Alabama. :'There also has
been a recession in prices In other dis
tricts. • ~ .
It la estimated that February pig
Iron contracts have been in excess of
20,000 tons.
Both new contracts ami specifica
tions for finished titeel products have
increased I and. railroads are more ac
tively/ in the : market for equipment,
placing orders for 45,000.t0ns of rails,
5000 cars and flfty-uve locomotives last
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WK!jjjSmSSßi 4 ''ours away ' - „, •
Just across the bay from San Diego
OH fishing )
I ■■™l —-*^*» —golf—polo—tennis—etc. M Wji
I Perhaps nowhere else on the Pacific Coast are to be found I KB
more satisfying rewards for the lover of the rod and reel. 'fl
Round trip rate to San Diego *5.00 limit 10 days. H II
Round trip rate to San Diegp $ 7 .00 limit so nay«. B
Trains leave 8:55 a. —2:15 p. m.— 12:01 a. m. ;., • *™
For details and descriptive booklets phone or calf'on a
E. W. McGEE, Gen. Agt. Santa Fe, 334 South' Spf ing St.
HARNESS ... „ .ZStSL street. SAD'DLUIf,
Santa Catalina Island — All Hotels NowOpJF
Steamer Cabrillo Now Running, Con- > s<llllllcrn ram°^--; 8:05 "• -■
.. ™, . . . . l r» •! > Salt Lake Ry...........8:50 a.m.
necting Trams Leave Los Angeles Daily $ ,mo Kiectnc Ry.....'.9:i5i-m.*i
In making the trip to Catalina Island It is advisable to remain' over at ;
least one day and visit Seal Rocks. Moonstone Beach, take stage ride to
Pebble Beach, ■ Summit or Eagle's Nest, and enjoy a. game of golf on th»
celebrated Catalina links. ■ ;.•-.*'■ :>£.•:
Famous Marine Gardens Viewed Through Glass-Bottom Boats.
Banning Co., 104 Pacific Electric blda-., Los Angeles, Cat Phones Main; 4492; •; F6SH.
«3 \Jr Redondo 13kaci-i Excursion .11
A personally conducted tour through Strawberry-land, to I IHVIon-b.v-llie-Sen, peer- BB
less Kedondo Beach and Its pleasure palaces, the world's greatest bath house and 'f 9H
power plant, Moonstone Beach, the poultry colonies and other interesting sights. U
There's where you Bet that famous tltth dinner. ■. -' ,-'//-.'■ rVW-*itj jH
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The Largest and Best ~t lt ~m+%.rwJi*m 1 /~*sm4**\ £ i
Ventilated Restaurant Imperial KjllJkZ X
From Spring to Broadway between Second and Third streets. . Beat ma-! -
terials and cooking dally from 7 o'clock morning to 1 o'clock night. Musle -
from noon to close. Hear the tolling; of our novel patented Electric Chimes. I if
Explosion at Gas Plant Comes Within
Close Margin of Proving Fatal
to Young Man Employed
The fact that his foot slipped and
caused him to fall to the floor just
at the moment when a cylinder head
blew out at the Lowe Gas company
plant in St. John street yesterday
morning Is responsible for Herbert
Gleitz, 23 years old, escaping death.
H« |i bting treated at the receiving
hospital for a two-inch laceration on
his left hand and a bruised left thigh,
instead of being at the undertaker's.
Gleitz was working in the engine
room and was approaching the engine
to polish the brass work when he
stumbled and fell heavily to the Boor.
Simultaneous with his fall the cylin
der head blew out and struck with
great force against the brick walls
of the engine room.
When the frightened fireman picked
himself up he found he had suite red
a laceration on his hand and a bruised
thigh ;is the result of his violent con
tart with the uneven Boor.
Gleitz lives ut 1225) Nonnandie
First-class German and Hungarian
cooking. 416H South Spring street.
Levy's Cafe
Northwest corner Third and Main.
Here daily and nightly congregate
multitudes who want the best viandi
and best service at popular prices.
Pure and wholesome beers and wine*.
Orchestra of 12 soloists.
Fastidious people will find no'|cause
to criticise any feature of i this ?cafe.l
Menu, service and : music - are :, equally
sood. j
' Entire Basement H. W. Ilellman lildg..
Fourth and Spring. '{"i^jft.'Q^BJ^i
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Dutchess Trousers
10c a Button, $1.00 a Rip I
F. B. Silverwood J
\ [..'■ Sixth and ,; Broadway I

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