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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1914 12 PAGES .VOL. XXIV. NO, 280 Verd astami VILLA THINKS EFFECTS OF THE COLD. By John T. McGutcheon. Wash Wildly .W 1G (il Copyright: 1914: By John T. McCutcheon. and Expansion. Contraction eJiW www 0, g waters estward ill Thousands of Acre-Feet of Soil Enriching Flood Passes Through Phoenix Down Channel of Salt River HIGHER THAN FOR NINE YEARS PAST Apprehension Felt for the Safety of Certain Lands Should Rise Continue - Biggest Verde Flood in Years The turbulent Verde river was more turbulent yesterday than at any other time during the present active spell. Beginning shortly after mid night Saturday night the rise of the stream was rapid, filling the great channel of the Salt river from bank to bank, and dashing over the dam at Granite Reef in a great wall of water that caused apprehension in the minds of some cutious who went out to see it, that the big rock and masonry structure could withstand the tearing, fighting water. Conservative estimates give ' the figures of the amount of water that is wasting away to the sea coming from the fertile valley of the Verde at close to 50,000 acre feet every twenty-four hours. Not in years has the stream shown such an ability to carry an overwhelming stream. The oily, soily water, if spread out over the thirsty, land, would enrich it to an almost unbelievable extent, while the moisture that it carries might if properly used, be instrumental in raising a whole year's crop from the thousands of acres it could irrigate. The restlessness of the stream yes terday seemed to carry with it the very thought of waste. To one closely watching the rising of the waters the Impression came that the water knew that it was being wasted and, undisciplined, was Joying in the fact. If the power alone of such a f'rwm were harnessed it would be fcnough to supply half the state of .nzona with light and heat. The gauge at Granite Reef, that means the measure of the depth of the stream dashing over the reef liovered between two feet nine incites and three feet four inches all day. The thousand feet wide stretch at the dam was narrowed in the stream below and with the narrowing rose still higher until it widened in the stretches of the river north of Mesa. Farmers along the river bank be tween the reef and Phoenix were out early yesterday morning and stayed out all day watching the stream and doing everything that could be sug gested to them to obviate the proba bility of damage to fruit ranches and grain fields. Telephone messages were going hither and yon all day yesterday between the headquarters of the reclamation service here and the reef, while the zanjeros were out all day looking to the safety of the system. The fact that the Roosevelt lake was increasing in capacity rapidly seemed not to be thought of by those interested in the hope that nothing of a harmful nature happened from tho force of the river that has here- River Bottom Farmers Are Marooned By Rising Water At least three colonies of valley bottom farmers and residents of the Salt were marooned in the middle of the river late yesterday afternoon, where they remained most of the night while members of the police and sheriff's forces made frantic ef forts to reach them and take them to places of safety. They were al! caught on the higher ground of the basin, where they dive, when' the waters of the river suddenly came down in swirling torrents, surround ing and coming to the very doors of their residences. The names of the families marooned on the several islands could be learned, as no word could be gotten to them or from them, and distance and the late hour at which help be gan arriving made recognition impos sible. However, it is known William O'Harra, his wife and hired nana, W. Harmon, are the unfortunates who are held at bay by the water on the island, at the point where Park road leads down to the river. A second party was trapped a half mile up the river, but It was learned later in the night that they had reached the far shore by means of a tow line carried across on horseback. Thettrijrd crew of shipwrecks is on a piece of land at the place where Sewenth avenue cuts the river. Al) the families were trapped in their homes during their sleeping hours the night previous. When they arose in the morning and started out to their daily work they found they were surrounded and' cut off from the rest of the state by the sheet of wa ter the Verde had discharged during the night. At the O'Harra ranch, W. Harmon, employed by O'Harra. started to cross the river, swimming his horse. He was thrown from the ani mal's back and came near drowning. FACTS ABOUT THE j WATER SITUATION The Verde water is still cleav- ing its way wastingly through the Valley of the Salt. It is estimated that yesterday j enough water passed over Granite Reef to irrigate 40,00o acres for six months. I A storage reservoir on the Verde would conserve this to the i use of the farmers of this valley. The tide had not reached Us flood by last night at midnight. j Hundreds of people visited the widened banks of the river at Center street yesterday to watch the flood. I The Agua Fria and Hassayampa rivers and Cave Cieek are carry- j bank-to-bank streams also. i ! None of the water in the Salt j now comes from the Roosevelt j lake. It all comes from the Veide. I Roosevelt Lake Makes Record Gain in Water (Special to The Republican) ROOSEVELT, Ariz., Feb. 22. The flood waters of the Salt river and Ton to creek are piling up back of the great masonry (Tarn here at the rate of more than twenty thousand acre feet every twenty-four hours, yesterday morning the gauge reading at the dam showed the height to be 131.32 feet, a gain of two feet from midnight to 7:30, while by evening it had risen two feet more and is now standing over 133 feet. This is the same height about that the gauge read on August 19th last when there was 280,033 acre feet of water in the lake. The gain yesterday by the time the gauge was read equaled 21,760 acre feet the largest day's gain that has been registered since the rise began coming down the two contributing streams. Since the rise began to be noticeable there has been a gain in the reservoir of nearly 60,000 acre feet of water. The gauge in this time has risen nine feet in height. From now on although the water will continue to rush in in equally large quantities, the gain in feet in height will not be so noticeable as the surface expanse of the lake will be so much greater as the body of water climbs up the sides of the rocky fastnesses in which it is located. Still further increases are looked for tomorrow. tofore not been counted upon as a great carrier of dangerous flood waters. The value of the Roosevelt dam is admitted without question for if all the water that is flowing over the intake at Roosevelt were added to the1 Verde's stream and sent ca reening down the Salt, the effect would be such never before exper ienced. The need of a dam to check the flood , waters of the Verde was never more apparent than yesterday, and when this mental attitude had been reached came the additional informa tion that the crest of the flood may not yet have been reached. A dam on the Verde, to store the flood waters will mean millions of dollais to Arizona in the coming venr-.. After that, no attempt was made to reach the mainland. I When the sheriff's party secured a , boat last evening from the insane asylum and had taken it down to the I river, it was found the river had quit rising and that the families were safe ' until daylight, when the boat will be ' pressed into service and the ma ' rooned will be rescued, j Old-timers say that the Salt is , higher now than it has been in the , past ten years, or since the famous forty-day rain. At the Center street bridge last evening the rushing waste had reached a point within two or i three feet of the bridge causeway, threatening the structure. The stretch of water at the point was 2150 feet wide. j Little rubbish, brushwood and other ' material which would endanger the bridge is coming down with the floods, ; and that which does lodge is soon cut to pieces by specially installed j steel knives. However, the chief dan- ger in the vicinity of the bridge lies ( in the washing out of the south ap , proach. The water has already threat i ened that end of the bridge, and sev i eral men with gang plows, scrapers and other mechanical devices were employed all yesterday afternoon in j strengthening the places where the , water was most threatening. When the river had ceased to rise at mid night last night it was thought the approach was sufficiently strong to stand the further attack of the re ceding rushes. The families lower down the river who are marooned by the waters coming up about their homes will be rescued this morning by the sheriff's force. When the deputies and others left the river banks last evening there was no further danger in store for the marooned unless there should come another big rise in the floods, which is very improbable. NOVICES WILL CROSS IHIS MORNING Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of Mystic Shrine Ready for Gigantic and Extrava gant Ceremonial Session Today . FORTY FOR THE SACRIFICE The Grand Parade Tonight Promises to Eclipse All Previous Efforts if the "Weather Man Keeps the Faucets Closed Out on the lonely desert where a sun more caloric than any ever noted astronomically turns heated sands into molten masses, forty novices are to "get theirs" this morning. Under the guise of fraternalism, exquisite outrages, heinous crimes and bar baric tortures are to be committed today. No hand of the law can reach out to sa,ve the victims, no comforting balm will be at hand to soothe the tried and tired spirits. There are victims soon to scieam. There's a finish to their dream, There's a parting with their dough, , There's a journey they must go, There's a yawning chasm yearning for his prey. Men of deeds and men of action paste this date, February 23, in your hats and remember! Illustrated and Illuminated Po tatotate Shirley Christy, of El Zanbah Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, says "Es Salamti Aleik m," and then calls them Dear Nobles in announcing a mammoth, bewildering, gorgeous, mastodonic, gigantic and extravagant ceremonial session of the Shriners in Phoenix tofiii.v. His murderous program was printed under piotest in The Repub lican yesterday and will never be re I fated. But despite the appeals and protcstaions of the Purity P.rigade from Cohoes it will be carried out today with added features. In anticipation of the things to lie did today and probably tomorrow, about one hundred, perhaps more, bloodthirsty Arabs who have crossed the sands and survived, have arrived for the torture of the innocents. Thirty-five had been corraled up to midnight and before daylight today it is expected that a half dozen more will be ready for the sacrifice. At 9:30 o'clock this morning auto mobile loads of Shriners will "silent ly steal away" from Masonic Temple and wend their way out into the desert, probably in the vicinity of Camelback. where the Shriners' cam els graze and chew their quids. Arriving there, wherever it is, the goat skin shelter tents will be pitch ed and then will begin the barbari ties. Director George Mauk spent all of yesterdny and last night in looking after the sands that they cooled not during the hours when the sun was doing duty over in the Orient. About noon the survivors will be returned to Phoenix and their parched tongues wetted with camel's milk. Then there will be a business session beginning at 1:30 o'clock in Masonic hall for the receiving and balloting upon petitions. At 3:00 o'clock will begin the first section of the ritualistic work. All candidates must report not later than 2:30 o'clock. The parade will be held at 7:00 o'clock, instead of at 5:00 o'clock as stated in the pro grams. Dress suits and fez will be in order. The second section will start promptly at 7:30 o'clock or after the committee has filled up the visitors at a buffet lunch called for 6:00 o'clock. Following the custom of El Zari bah Temple of giving one night in the year to the entertainment of the nobles and their ladies, it is an nounced that there will be given a grand ball at the Arizona School of Music, Tuesday evening, to 9 o'clock p. m. 1914 Blue and White card will admit a noble and two ladies. For the guidance of novices, Po tatotate Christy has issued the fol lowing rules: "If your guide asks you to do any thing undignified, don't hesitate to refuse. Say firmly, but gently, 'I won't,' and wait for the results. "If vou are married, tell your wife the truth where you are going. It will save the necessity of much ex planation the next day. "Smile, if you feel like it, but don't make a loud noise. Remember, a swelled" head goeth before a fall sometimes afterward. "If you get tired and worn out. and think you are going to die, re member you are with friends who Continued on Page Six.) j 71 Z TVT77 HELP TWCWlPlW ic , AT FRCEZING U r-Jt y united " nQ U '-' l CMAWITlCS I' f AT ZERO fH j . H-i f""TTEOl tufa U V ) I I CMAWIT.ES I (Cf7 SAYS MODERN PATRIOTISM G NOT ONESIDED i i I Right Rev. J. YY. Atwood, Bishop of Arizona, Deliv ers Interesting Sermon Before Sons and Daugh ters of Revolution Speaking to the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution on the occasion of the observance yesterday oj Washington's birthday, at Tiinity Fro-Cathedral. Right Reverend J. W. Atwood, Episcopal bishop of Arizona, yesterday morning delivered a most interesting discourse upon "Modern Patriotism." Taking for his text, "Your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams," Acts 2:17 Bishop Atwood said in part: I am .glad in my own behalf and that of the church which I represent, to welcome the members' of this or ganization, as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution, who have come here this morning for tills service to which they have been invited. A cordial welcome is yours who have honored us with your pre sence today. There are few more sacred spots in America than the village green of Lexington. Today it is almost as sleepy, undisturbed and remote from the great, center of the neighboring city's life as it was a century and more ago. In the center of the vill age common has been erected only recently the noble work of a great artist, the symbolic figure of the Massachusetts yeoman, with high en deavor, spirited purpose and eonse ciated courage, pictured forth in the noble bronze, which seems to breathe and live in all the rich and simple manhood that breaks forth from the motionless statue itself. A son of the American Revolution may be pardoned if he rejoices in the know ledge that he is descended from such ancestry, but he has no right to ex pect forgiveness if he does not strive to live up to the splendid ideal there unfolded, and to realize to a certain extent the consecrated patriotism, the faith In. and the love of country, the belief in God and manhood, the simple living and high thinking, that ought to throb through the veins of men with ancestral blood like this. Well might Hancock and Adams, walking over the Woburn fields, bearing the musket shots in the dis tance, exclaim, as the historian has declared, "with soul aglow with the prophecy of the coming deliverance of their count jy," "Oh, what a glor ious morning is this." "Don't fire unless you are fired upon," was the calm but fearless order of Parker, the commander of the little band of (Continued on Fage Five.) CONFESSES MURDERED FAMILY OF THREE HANNIBAL, Mo., Feb. 22. John Kidvvell was arrested here today after he had confessed to the mur der of a family of three at Welling ton, Kansas on September 24, 1912. The McKnelly family consisting of an aged man, his wife and grown daughter, were killed while sleeping in a tent. The murder was one of the most brutal in the history of Kansas crimes. The father and daughter were beaten to death with a baseball bat, while Mrs. MeKnelly was shot after the assailant had beaten her into unconsciousness. Robbery is supposed to have been the motive. Dressed as Boy Catherine Winters Has Been Found ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH HUNTSVILLE, Ark., Feb. 22. A man 50 years old, giving the name or Edward Stuart, was arrested here today and a girl dressed as a boy was put under the protection of Sheriff Sinister, in the belief that she is Catherine Winters, daughter of Dr. W. A. Winters, missing from her home in Newcastle, Indiana, since last March. The girl, accord ing to the sheriff, says her name is Catherine Winters, and that she for merly lived in an Indiana town, the name of which she cannot remember. She disconnectedly tells of a trip in f.n automobile and a later journey in a wagon. The man, the sheriff says, made contradictory statements, at one time declaring the girl is Dr. Winters' daughter, then claiming she is his own child. Dr. Winters is expected from Fort Smith tomorrow to meet the pair. The airest of the pair came through citizens who were struck by the resemblance of the child to pictures printed in the newspapers. The wagon with its occupants was found a short distance in the hills after an investigation. Stuart insists he did not kidnap the girl, but says the man who ab ducted her gave her into his keeping. Sheriff Shuster says the child asserts this is true. Believe Is Daughter NEWCASTLE, Ind.. Feb. 22. The family of Catherine Winters place much credence in the reports that their 10-year-old daughter, missing since March, has been- located. Stuart, according to the message received from Sheriff Shuster at Huntsville today, said he kidnapped fhe child in an automobile, dressed her in boys' clothing and bobbed her hair. Stuart is unknown here. Since the disappearance of his daughter. Winters abandoned his practice as a dentist and devoted his time to searching for the girl. She has been reported found several times, but the clues proved false. Citizens of Newcastle conducted a 'tag day" to provide funds for Dr. Winters to continue his search. ESPEE MEN ARE W ROBBING Four Are Placed in Tucson Jail and It is Believed Arrests May Clear Up the Mystery of Killing of Gila Brakeman (Special to The Republican) TUCSON, Feb. 22. Three Southern Pacific freight conductors and one brakeman are in the county jail as a result of warrants issued oy United States Commissioner Jones for robbing box cars. It is said that fifteen war rants have been issued. This is now a federal offense because it is alleged they robbed cars in interstate traffic. Those under arrest here are: E. B. Winkler, J. J. Smalley and A. B. Crute. conductors, and Charles G. Harrison, a brakeman, all of the Yuma-Gila di vision. It is reported the arrests are due to the confession of a brakeman and it is said will clear up the killing of a brakeman a month ago at Gila Bend. A peculiar coincidence is that H. Craig, an Arizona Eastern freight con ductor from Cochise, brought to a hospital here with his head injured by a blunt instrument, admitted he had been hit by a man but refuses to talk at all when he recognized a newspaper man. The doctor says he will recover. Superintendent Dyer ieft tonight on his private car. Colonel Epes Ran dolph, in the Pocahontas is now en route to Phoenix. Southern Pacific Of ficer Smith cannot be found. United States Marshal Forbes has left town with many warrants and in teresting developments are expected. Los Angeles Still Cut Off From Outside World ASSOCIATED press dispatch LOS ANGELES. Feb. 22. So far as railroad communication was concerned, Los Angeles and southern California remained cut off from the world to day as the result of the storm. There was ro prospect that even a semblance of normal conditions could be restored before late tomorrow. Today the tele graph service was still crippled. The telephone companies managed to re store communication to a certain ex tent, but today's reports from the cen ters of the six counties most affected did not materially change the previous estimate of $4,500,000 damage. There was no rain yesterday or to day. Under the bright sun the floods are subsiding as quickly as they came leaving vast area of orchards, ranches 1 BE SAFE Suggests That They May Be Among American Re cruits He Recently Re jected "When They Tried to Join Ilis Army MEXICO MOURNS DEATH OF MADERO Services Are Held All Over the Country in Commemo ration of Overthrow and Death of the Former President associated press dispatchI EL PASO, Feb. 22. General Villa, in a telegram to Consul Edwards of Jua rez, suggested that the Americans re ported missing may be in a batch of American recruits, he says he recently rejected. Search is being made for Harry Compton of Oakland and Roger Laurence, an Englishman, who came recently to visit Benton. United States consular representatives at Juarez and Chihuahua are looking for a trace of Compton, but he is neither in the jails nor the cuartels, according to reports made by the constitutionalists. General Scott received a request to search for Compton from citizens of Garden City, California, saying his mother is brokenhearted. Consul Ed wards was instructed by Bryan to lo cate him and report on his alleged ar rest and execution. Senator Fall has been requested to take measures to obtain the immediate delivery of the body of Benton in the hope the remains may explain the man ner of Benton's death. Memorial services for Madero and Suarez were held in the Peace Grove, where Madero established his pro visional capital in Mexico in 1311. Juarez is in mourning. Mourn at Hwmosillo HERMOSILLO, Feb. 22. The anni versary of the overthrow and killing of President Madero and Vice President Suarez was commemorated today in all parts of Mexico. The occasion was marked here by services in the thea ters, the cathedral and by special ex ercises in which General Carranza par ticipated. The day is one of national mourning. Sends Machine Gun VERA CRUZ, Feb. 22. The com mander of the German cruiser Dresden last night shipped two machine guns and forty thousand rounds of ammu nition to the German legation in Mexico City. A squad of bluejackets in civil ian dress accompanied the shipment. Want Angressive Policy WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The senate this week faces the .probability of a demand from certain members for a more aggressive policy with reference to Mexico. On Saturday there was an outburst and the agitation was averted by a previous agreement that the senate proceed immediately with the consideration of the arbitration treaties effective at this session. When the treaties were ratified the execution of W. P. Benton by General Villa nearly precipitated a discussion behind closed doors. . The administration leaders will seek to keep the "lid on" in congress so far as concerns Mexico, but the bitter feel ing over the Benton affair will make it impossible for the senators and rep resentatives of the border states from voicing opposition to the "watchful and waiting" policy. Secretary Bryan received word from Consul Edwards at Juarez that Gustavo Bauch, a German-American, reported executed by Villa was alive and had been removed to Chihuahua where Consul Letcher has been instructed to intercede for him. Railroad officials are uncommunicative but admit the arrests show systematic work of a gang. Search warrants have revealed stolen cigars, hosiery, hats and shoes in the houses of some of the men now in jail. The officers will not say in whose house the plunder was found. and towns under thick layers of silt and rock. Crowds of people inspected the havoc. Great anxiety was felt in regard to the three hundred passengers marooned aboard the California Limit ed and the Phoenix Express at Sum mit, in the San Bernardino mountains. They have been stalled since Friday when they W'ere struck by cloudbursts, snowstorms and low temperatures. Their provisions are believed to be ex hausted. Automobiles have been sent out with food from San Bernardino to try to reach them. The twelve men and wo men injured in the wireck of the Salt Lake train, eastbound on Friday night, near Lugo station, were reported rapid ly recovering at Barstow.