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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1909.
9 AT H-H-H-M-r-M-W'H' M l 1 1 I'M- ITER T It Will Soon Measure One Hun dred Feet Deep OF THE LAKE The Demands of Commerce Greatly Tax the Ferry and Another "Liner" Is Needed. Week's Record of Acci dents and Narrow Escapes. Roosevelt, April 29 (Special Corre spondence of The Republican.) To morrow night the third gate of the dam will be colsed, the other two having been shut during the week and the third one to follow suit. This will be done under orders from headquarters, to allow for the passage of 20.000 sheep across the lower Salt river. The gates are to remain closed afterwards till the level of the lake which now stands at 89 feet reaches the 100 foot mark at which level it will be kept for the present. The height of the lowest part of the dam has reached 99 feet, but this covers. only a few square yards on the face of the dam on the O'Rourke side; being built up much higher just back of it so that it does not mean that water one foot higher would go over the dam. The lowest average for about one-fourth of the dam stands at about lu8 feet while one-third stands for about 118 feet while five-twelfths of the remaining fraction of the dam will reach 134 feet with the highest point at 141 feet; or an average height for the entire dam of near 122 feet. The high average amount of material that has been put into the dam for the last couple of months has ibeen maintained during the last week and stands at the rate of 675 cubic yards per diem. Every thing was shut down last Sunday on account of the necessity of cleaning out the upper end of the canal which hail become clogged up with sand and debris. To remove this the power had to be shut off and the canal be allowed to enirty its contents. The work was satisfactorily preformed on Sunday und everything was in readiness to proceed Monday morning. During the shut down the sand crusher was over hauled and worn parts taken out and replaced with new ones. During the recent rise of the lake the tunnel through the dam was spouting out water with the three gates open at the rate of 5000 second feet. When the lake reaches the lno foot mark to which it is the intention to raise it we will have a body of water that will cover an area of 3682 acres. Business at the ferry end of the lake is increasing rapidly and at the present rate of increase it will be necessary to put on another ferry as the one in operation is being pushed to the limit with the amount of business passing over it. Captain Depew had his hands '' full this morning as between the hours of 6:30 o'clock and 12:30 there were no less than sixteen loads of horses anil material transported over.. Yesterday the launch while crossing the pond encountered a drifting log with a broken rudder as the result. The damage was soon repaired how ever and the game of crossing was proceeded with faster than ever to make up the lost time. The ferry man gets a chance to laugh once fn a while however. He his a tent pitched near the landing to which he can retire during a lack of business and keep out of the hot sun, also using it. .to store his parapher nalia while not in use. Today how ever was very windy and a number of Indians, souaws and papooses with a few horses to make up the band were congregated between the tent and the river when there came a sudden in crease of force in the wind tearing the lent from its foundation and rolling it through the bunch of Indians and their accoutrements on into the river. The way those happy families got out of there and from under the rolling tent was laughable in the extreme while the horses never stopped till they had made the blacksmith shop at the top of the hill. The kind that makes the break- ff fast real Coffee through and through always the same. Your grocer will prind it better if ground at home not too fine. 352 SALOME It's the town On the A. & C. It's the mines, Look good to me. It's the climate, It's the water If you don't go .You had oughtcr. Lon Selly's carpenter force has been kept quite busy between the work eo- ir.g on at the ice plant and the new settling basin at the upper end of the penstock. The ice plant will not be in operation under the next two weeks but it is hoped to have it in shape to run d- tne end of that time. In the meantime O'Rourke and company's ire plant is doing all the business in the ice line. It is hoped however that the government ice works will get started soon as whene the hot weather ac tually begins to get in its work the plant at O'Rourkes will not be able to meet all the demands upon it. Mr. Connolly while laying some pipe at the lower base of the dam yesterday had a very narrow escape from death. one of the men who was working on the top of the dain was packing rock to thfc outer edge- of the dam where he was piling them up to be used by the men laying the stone. Instead of laying them down in place he just dropped them from waist high to the top of the dam. This particular rock however, weighing in the neighborhood of 100 pounds rolled over the back of the dam and went bounding down the steps of the lower side of it and flying through the air Just escaped Mr. Con nonys head in passing, but getting close enough to remove the hat from his head. However a miss is as good as a mile and Mr. Connolly is still do ing business at the old stand. It made him rather shaky about the knees for a while though. The child of Dan Parker, who has been confined in the hospital for some time and whose leg had to be removed at the knee as a last hone to save her life, and of which even then it was very doubtful has at last won out and is on the road to recovery. . Mr. Armer an old settler in this country passed away the latter end of last week and was buried here last hunday afternoon. He was about 90 years old. He was the father of 14 boys and girls, most of whom survive and have residences in the surrounding country. E. XI. Dragoo was blown up last week and escaped eternity by a very close margin indted. He was at work at the Sunflower mine, eighteen miles north of here, owned by Thompson, Howard and two other men. He nad just pruned one hole and was placing a can on the fuse for another, while in a wheelbarrow at hand a box of S3 caps "and 104 sticks of powder were lying. Some way in placing the cap on the fuse the cap exploded set ting off the rest of the caps and the powder. The resulting explosion blew the wheelbarrow all to pieces and threw Mr. Dragoo fifteen feet against a wall of rock, breaking his arm in a couple of places and burning his face up some. How he escaped being blow n to pieces is a marvel. He Is stopping in Roosevelt here under the care of Dr. Smith. Bob Thompson, forest ranrrer of Hackberry station, up the Tonto, and Miss Emma Hosfelt of Cline. who re cently returned from school in Cali fornia, were married in Globe a couple of days ago. They were to have been married at the home of the bride's parents at Cline, by Judge Evans, who Journeyed there for that purpose; but when the judge got there he found that Bob who was new at the business had through some misunderstanding failed to procure a license, consequently the Judge could not rroceed with the cer emony. The contracting parties not wishing to wait until a license could be got from Globe proceeded to saddle up their horses and accompanied by the mother of the bride, hiked over to Globe and obtaining the necessary pa pers were joined together without fur ther delay .returning the next day to Hackberry station, where they are now at home to their numerous friends. May their tribe increase. Allah it Allah! The government is importing a bunch of 1200 eucalyptus trees from Fresno, Cat., to set out here. The forest reserve people are busy putting in cement troughs wherever available to springs in the surround ing reserve for the use of cattle pas turing in Uncle Sam's back yard. We understand that the expense is being borne by uncle and the stockmen. Mrs. S. S. Thompson accompanied by her son Sherman and daughter Hailie. who have been passing the last week in Phoenix will proceed on to San Luis Obispo, where they will Join M. H. Stephens at his large ranch at Verdi. Thry intend to spend the summer there with Grandpa Stephens, taking in Pismo Beach and breathing the good salt air while we enjoy the Ari zona sunshine meanwhile. The Concord stage on the Globe line arrived here last night in rather a dilapidated condition owing to bad luck on the road. On the way over the horses jacknifed, breaking tho tongue of the coach. This was repaired tem porarily and the stage proceeded on for a few miles further when bad luck again became predominant. The pole dropped to the ground and the stage turned sharp into the bank at the side of the road, overturning and throwing the passengers, besides the driver and in the neighborhood of 1200 pounds of freight and express. No body was seriously hurt. The upper works of tho stage were however put very much on the bum. It was fixed up temporarily and the balance of the trip safely accomplished, arriving here two and one-half hours later than usual. J. W. Board man, formerly of Payson, but now a resident of San Diego, ar rived on the Globe stage last night on his way to the Payson country where he is .going to look after some mining property in which he is interested. He left on the Payson stage this morning. Duncan Dean returned last evening CITIZENS OF MARICOPA, COUNTY: Your Personal and Public interests make the question of the location of the Salt River Bridge a most important one. The Phoenix Citizens' Bridge Committee, sincerely believing that a general and thorough understanding of the matter will result in the building of a bridge at Phoenix, will from time to time, issue bulletins discussing particular phases and features of the bridge question. Your earnest attention and hearty co-operation is requested. . PUBLICITY COMMITTEE. "A direct tax people who pay taxes now." Phoenix has a population of about twenty thousand people, and is growing more rapidly than any other city of like size in the South west. Tempe's population does not exceed two thous and. Phoenix's taxable propertv is valued at nearlv 6,000,000. Tempe has on the assessment list a valua tion of $300,000; in other words, Phoenix has a popu lation ten times greater than Tempe, and an as sessed valuation twenty times greater, and because a people representing a popu- lation and taxable wealth as is shown above desire to bridge ihe Salt river at an available point so as to be serviceable and beneficial to their best interests, as well as the county as a whole, thev are chrraHerized as "selfish, narrow-gauged. unworthy citizens, by tl.e people of our neighboring town in mass meeting as sembled. In the face of this great discrepancv in both wealth and population, it strikes an Garden City Coolest and Cleanest Flace In Town to and Families. Short REGULAR Son. II and 24 East Washington St. the Globe stage from Morencl where has been takire a couple of week-tf rest from the ardous swirl of social life here in Tloosevelt. Al Grilfin of Globe made us a flying visit it last night, returning Home mi3 morning. Onntain A. McD. Brooks of the O'Rourke force has received a marine motor from the east ot be used on a Roosevelt built boat. These motors, of which this is the second to arrive, are attnphpd to tile stern of any boat at short order, changing a, rowboat into a launch while you wait. They are an undoubted success and more of them will likely be imported soon, ns several of the boys are contemplating -r ! - - r ' r 'i v , 'JUi : i 4 jpL-j, cvt7 I ,.... . f? mf- 1 nv s-a' sJu z1 nm j' j f - r j-H f on the people at the present time means a bridge should ordinary person as unfair to say the least. If three fourths of the people of any community desire a certain public improvement, it can not with any degree of fair ness be characterized as selfish. Phoenix desires a bridge at the foot of Center street, because it will accommodate and be serviceable to two thirds of the people of Mar icopa county; because it will open up and develop a large area of land that now lies dormant, unproductive and practically non-assessable; lands that arc capable of maintaining a large popula tion, and attaining to an eminent degree a high state of cultivation to be more specific, there are only five sections of land, adjacent to and including the Tempe townsitc, that can be better served by a bridge across the Salt river at Tempe than the one that will be constructed at the foot of Center street! These five sections contain a popula tion of probably three thous- Restaurant Eat. Nice Private Booms for Partli. Orders at All Hours. ... MEALS, 25c MARK LAND, Proprietor ! The 20th Century Match. Two boxes for 5c. The only match in the world that has no after glow. When ex tinguished can be thrown on carpet or In a hay stack with no danger of damage, hence It is the safest match for farmers or housekeeper's. Ask your grocer or Ed. Olsen, Agent, 20S West Washington street. getting one. Motor boat races w ill soon be the go here as a diversion from the monotony of existence. We are getting the boats fast and have plenty of sea room to navigate in. Mrs. Bessie Joan left for Mesa this morning. . and people and are on the assessment roll for nearlv $400,00(J in other words, the tax-paying citizens of Phoenix will pay towards the construction and main tenance of a bridge across the Salt river at any given point $20 for every $1 paid by the taxpayers of Tempe, yet we are told by the peo ple of Tempe that we are "selfish and narrow" be cause we presume to ex press our opinion as to where such a bridge ought to be located. The greatest good to the greatest num- ber, is an axiom that is as old as civilization; it was born of good government and human progress, and taking this as a basis for our claims for the Center street location, it leaves lit tle to be said in behalf of Tempe. There are undeniably about three thousand five hundred acres in and adja cent to Tempe that would be nearer to Phoenix by the Tempe route, yet all the rest of the lands on the "VIA VI" representatives wanted for Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa. Mrs. M. A. Stevens, Mgr. 42 N. Fourth Ave. FILIGREE JEWELRY We manufacture, sell and repair all kinds of Watchrs and Jewelry. Prices reasonable. 25 per cent off on all Jewelry for ten days. Special sale. NAMNAM & BRO. 213 E. Washington St., Phoenix. .fr.H.H I Hill U 1 111 I'M 1 I 1 HI; 4- THE HOFFMAN CIGAR 4 I STAND, E. J. DOYLE, PROP. I t CIGARS, TOBACCO AND ? SMOKERS' ARTICLES. 3. Corner Broadway and Center. X H, HH.H ; 1 1 I H I 11 M l 11' l i t' TEMPE BRIDGE south side of the Salt river would be equally as well, if not better, served by a bridge at the foot of Center street, while some thirtj' seven thousand acres, of which thirteen thousand are now in cultivation, are ac tually nearer to Phoenix and would be eminently bet ter served by the Center street bridge, while Mesa and the citizens adjacent thereto will find the Center street bridge and route in every way satisfactory for their business intercourse with Phoenix. The Tempe road is partly across a desert barren of shade; moreover, there are three railroad grade cross ings which impede travel more or less, while the road east from Center street to Mesa is well shaded and of fers to the people of Tempe, Mesa and vicinity an ad mirable route for an electric street car line, which, soon er or later, will traverse this road. The accompanying map shows clearly the large acre- The HOFFMAN Everthlng First Cas Famous Tony Faust Beer on Draught JACK QIBSON, Proprietor. GILLETT The Tailor Carries the Largest StockJlot Goods. in Arizona. 17 WEST ADAMS STREET. be built to benefit COMMITTEE. age tributary to the Center street bridge, also the corre spondingly small area that will be better served by a bridge at Tempe. Thus, we are compelled to say if self ishness and sectional feeling are eliminated from this contest, with the testimony at hand, there can be but one conclusion as to the proper location of this much discussed bridge. ; The Center street bridge will open to settlement many thousands of acres of new lands, and make homes for thousands of fanners and fruit growers, thus add ing many hundreds of thou sands of dollars to the as sessment roll of the county. It will create new markets for the wares of our mer chants, and tend in no small degree to reduce the tax rate of our county, while the bridge at Tempe will not help to develop any new land nor open up any new markets for trade; in fact it will add little to the up building and development of the countv. - EASTERLING & WHITNEY I I UNDERTAKERS til W. Waahliiftea Ot, PiMaalx, Aitoa Freight and Baggage carefully and quickly handled. Storage at reasonable rate. Pioneer and Consolidated Transfer and Storage Go. , - Baggage office. 111 North Center St. Telephone Main 142. General office. 42 South Center St. Telephone Main 74.