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VOL. XXIV. NO. 352
New Board and New Coun
cil Ready for Organiza
tion Sessions Starting at
10 o'Cloek This Morning.
Other Meetings
Story of Project Work for
Last Fiscal Twelvemonth
Contained in Letter ad
dressed to Board Predict
Good Future
With the newly elected directors and
councilmen in office for the first time,
the 1914 year of the Salt River Valley
Water Users' Association opens today.
Today will be a day of meetings
winding up old business, starting new.
There will be four sessions today:
9:00 A. M. Meeting of old board
of governors.
lii:00 A. M. Organization session
of council.
1:1:00 A. M. Organization meeting
new board.
2:00 P. M. Joint meeting new
board and council.
President John P. Orjne and Vice
President E. W. Wilbur -will be on
hand. Secretary Van der Veer, Treas
urer George Lutgerding and Counsel
George D. Christy will also attend. It
will be at the meeting of the new board
that the last three named officers will
be discussed as incumbents for next
year's work. It is believed that all
three are candidates for re-election.
The work of the association for the
year past will be found laid out in the
following report.
To the Board of Governors,
Salt River Valley Water Users' Ass'n.
In accordance with the custom of
recent years the following brief outline
is given of the events which have
marked one nf the busiest years in the
history of the association.
Reorganization of U. S. R. S.
The year commenced with the presi
dent and legal alviser in Washington
on general conference with the secre
tary of the Interior over the policy to
be pursued by the national administra
tion in carrying on the business of the
reclamation service. One of the results
of that conference was the practical
reorganization of the reclamation ser
vice and its establishment on a com
mission basis with five commissioners,
each at the head of a. distinct depart-
ment of the work. During the year the
association lias received visits from
three of the commissioners, the last
being Mr. I. D. O'Donnel, supervisor of
irrigation. As an emmantly successful
practical farmer and irrigater, Mr.
O'Donnell is able and willing to-give
much valuable advice and helpful direc
tion in solving questions of cultivation,
use of water, crop rotation, concentrat
ing products for the most profitable j
marketing and like subjects. His
promise to be the "shock absorber" be
tween the secretary of the interior and
the water users will probably result in
many future visits to the project.
Another result of the May conference
is a closer relation between the asso
siation and reclamation officials and
the consultation with the governing
body of the association before anything
of moment is undertaken by project
A prominent example of the new
spirit of co-operation, deference to the
wishes and regard for the advice of
the association was shown in the con
stitution of the board of survey for
limiting the project and determining
the irrigable area, Mr. Frank H. Par
ker, one of the three members of this
board was appointed by the associa
tion and has done the bulk of the de
tail work in preparing the findings of
the survey board, of which the final
report will soon be made.
Time Extension
A second trip to Washington was
made by the president and legal advis
er, this time to further the bill for ex
tension of time of payment of construc
tion charges to twenty years and also
to prevent the immediate opening of
the project. In the latter case they
were successful and in the former the
extension bill, with extremely favorable
provisions, has passed the senate and
has prospects for early and equally
favorable prospects in the house.
Arizona National Park
The association has initiated the
movement for a national park to be
established to embrace the Roosevelt
reservoir and approaches. In this
movement hearty support has been
given by commercial bodies of the
country and a satisfactory bill has
been prepared and sent on for introduc
tion in congress.
Operation Amendments
A special election was held last sum
mer for the approval of important
amendments to the articles of incor
proation and also for an expression of
opinion on the advisability of the asso
ciation taking over the operation and
maintenance of canals in whole or in
part. While the vote cast on the last
proposition was overwhelmingly in its
favor, it was subsequently deemed
wise to await any definite action look
ing to this end until the distributing
system is more uniformly completed
Board of Governors
-Rudolph Johnson
-F. M. Wilkinson
H. J. Hanson
-J. J. Casey
-L. I.assen
-K. J. Bennitt
-Toster Rockwell
-V. J., Clcmans
-H. B. Morris
-W. W. Dobson
The Council
First District Geo. W. Walters,
11. K. Patch, Rudolph Kuchler.
i Second District Hosea Green
I haw, Henry M. Welborn. W. 11
: Wilky.
Third District George R, Kay,
Henry Hilbers, D. K. Graham.
i Fourth District A. S. Reed, A.
G. Smoot. E. E. Jack.
Fifth District J. R. Bradshaw,
K. S. Townsend. J. D. Irvin.
Sixth District J. H. Fleming.
- Gordon Tweed, W. J. Murphy.
i Seventh District Chas. Miller,
W. J. Osborn, Wm. Creighton.
i Eighth District XI. O. Swallow,
i J. II. Dobson, A. G. Austin.
j Ninth District M. c. Phelps, Ed
! Tway. Alma W. Davis.
Tenth District Chas. Peterson.
1 J. W. Heffner W, T. Tweedv.
and water supply conditions more fav- I
orable. j
Increase Water Supply I
At the regular election this year, at
which was cast the largest vote ever
balloted in the history of the associa
tion, it was decided by a large majority
the policy of increasing the available
water supply first by installing pump-
ins plants and next by a reservoir on
the Verde, if it is found feasible. This 1
is in accordance with the recommonda- j
tions of the survey board, endorsed by .
the governing bodies of the association '
and finally by vote of the sharehold- j
Tiie association was visited and re- ,
ceived a most instructive address, full !
of valuable suggestions on "Rural 1
Credits", by Professor Kenyon I Kut
terl'icld, president of the Massachusetts
Agricultural College.
Power Development
Work has progressed on the develop
ment of the power possibilities of the
project, in accordance with the con
tract for such construction previously
entered into. The Arizona Falls plant
was completed and put in operation
early in the year. At the Cross-cut
plant the connecting canal, with its
necessary concrete structures, has been
completed and has been in use to carry
water. The pressure pipes are com
pleted and the plant itself is almost SO
per cent completed, with all machinery
on the ground ready for installation as
soon as each unit of the water passages
is cast and ready for the generating
machinery. It is expected this will be
accomplished by the end of the calen
dar year.
In connection with the power devel
opment is its proposed use by commun
ity distribution. This is being worked
out for one proposed company with the
aid of the association engineer, an of
fice established and filled during the
There have been twenty-four meet
ings of the board of governors, or an
average of two a month. In addition,
the board has met jointly with the
council four times and the council has
held six meetings, for the transaction
of business.
Added Acreages
During the year just closed there
have been received and filed 74 new
subscription contracts, ranging from
two to 1H0 acres each, and adding
4,777;J acres to the total now sub
scribed within the boundaries of the
reservoir district, leaving out the ac
reage excluded by the restricted boun
daries of the district, as defined by the
survey board and practically now
adopted, there is left approximately
210,000 acres in the association. Of
this number about 11,000 acres are state
school lands, and about 17,000 acres
homestead entries.
Deeds of record are the only transfer
of land recognized by the association
and these there have been 164" filed
during the year, an increase of 21 per
cent over last year. The total number
represents more than double the trans
fers of title there were five years ago.
This large increase in transfers is
shown in the compiling of the register
of voters for the recent annual election.
That book contained this year 4034
mimes as compared with 33G8 for the
previous year and that after leaving
out a number of owners of land under
the Utah and Tempe canals, which is
withdrawn from the district, this made
an increase, this year, of 19.7 per cent.
In five years the election register has
almost doubled or from 2130 to 4034. In
the same time the possible vote has in
creased from 11,204 to 170,r81.
Starting the year with a balance of
$421, 3S0.no, there has been received
from all sources $71,735.14. for this
amount there were issued 867 individ
ual receipts. There have been paid out
by means of 692 warrants the sum of
$369,663.3.ri. leaving a balance on hand
of $123.4r.2.59, deposited as usual at in
terest in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and
Glendale banks.
Close co-operation with the reclama
tion service, more frequent eoneulta
tlons with the officials and the steps
necessary preparatory to the assump
tion by the association of the control
Rumors That Will Not
Down Have Jt Provis
ional President of Mexico
is Looking for His Suc
cessor in Office
If Dictator Steps Down and
Permits Minister to As
sume Office, With Whom
All Nations Could Treat
for Peace
VERA CRUX. May 3 Persistent
reports continue to circulate here
that Huerta intends to retire from
tiie provisional presidency, on con
dition that he he assured of safe
conduct to a port, and placed on
board a foreign warship. It was de
clared in Mexican circles here that
Huerta was ready to resign a week
ago. but was prevented from doing
so by internal dissension in his cab
inet. The disappearance of Portillo
Rojas from the foreign ministry,
coupled with reports that there is a
growing undercurrent of feeling in
Mexico City against the Huerta gov
ernment is interpreted here as fore
shadowing a change in the situa
tion at the capital. Arrivals rrom
Mexico City assert the populace is
beginning to learn Huerta is de
ceiving the people, by issuing false
reports of federal victories, over the
Some of the closest observers of
the government's situation assert
that Senor Portillo's resignation may
clear the way for the appointment
of a foreign minister who, under the
Mexican constitution coul-d succeed
Gineral Huerta as president. In
these circles it is pointed out that
while Carranza has declined to treat
with Huerta, he might consent to
enter into negot iations with his suc
cessor and thus facilitate mediation.
The el feet of the continued rebel
success in the north and the out
come of the pending attack on Tam
pico may, according to well-informed
jpinion, bring about a rapid change
in Mexico City.
The news of the peaceful way in
which the Americans are occupying
Vera Cruz, it is said, has spread to
the capital and has convinced the
Mexicans there that the American
invasion of the port is not for con
quest or aggression.
Refugees assert tlie inhabitants of
the capital fear the coming there of
Francisco Villa more than they fear
that of the American troops.
Carranza's Troubles
ED PASO. May 3. Carranza for
mally declined the suggestion of the
mediators that, he cease hostilities
against Huerta pending the outcome
of a plan of mediation, and his note
sent to Washington and made pub
lic here, states that it is inconveni
ent for the rebel cause to suspend
hostilities, because such can onlv
accrue to the benefit of Huerta.
Carranza expects to visit Durango
this week and establish ;i civil gov
ernment in Durango state, under the
terms of an agreement with the Ar
rieta brothers, who recruited 30"0
or 4000 men. They first refused to
fight outside of Durango state, and
then failed to take the position Villa
assigned them at the battle of Tor
reon, with the result that Federal
General Velasco had no difficulty in
escaping from the city. Later the
Arrietas agreed to Join the general
rebel movement.
The situation at Durango has caus
ed the supreme chief much anxiety,
because of the dominance of the Ar
rieta brothers, Benjamin and Do
minguez. These men, having re
cruited 3000 or 4000 men, announced
illegiance to Carranza, but it is al
leged that they merely have used the
rebel banner as a cloak for looting
and outrage.
At the battle of Torreon, General
Villa assigned them to a position
forming a link to his lines around
the city. The Arrietas, intent on
their looting in Durango, declared
that they would fight only in that
state. By their non-arrival, it was
said the federal general, Velasco, had
no difficulty in escaping when he
concluded fo evacuate the city.
For their disohedience General
Villa ordered the brothers under ar
rest, but as the execution of the or
der would have required an army,
it was never made effective. The
Arrietas, however, resenting Villa's
action, offered their services to
Huerta. but experienced a change of
heart hefore the plan was carried
They re-opened negotiations with
Carranza under the terms of which
(Continued on Page Three.)
and direction of the officers of the pro
ject all tend to increase the actual
work and responsibilities of the office
force of the association. The routine
duties are ever on the increase as is
shown by the figures quoted.
Phoenix, Ariz., May 4, 1914.
By John T. McCutcheon.
. . (Oopyrinht: 1014: By John T. Mc-Cutchoon.' - -
Vv-'. 'ftA 4M DMoMmwutn
ROUIIlBEif?illi:!lRH, IS
Judge Kingsbury and 1
Thrown from Mai
Twenty-three Miles
of Roosevelt Vestt
A iternoon
J. :. Bourne of Florence is in the
Sister's Hospital suffering with a '
broken wrist an, an injured ankie, his j
father J. P. Bourne of Kahoka, Mis
souri has a gash on his forehead, Judge
W. J. Kingsbury is at his home in
Tempe suffering from a number of ser
ious bruises and Mr. and Mrs. B. B.I
Sanders, also of Tempe, were badly
shaken up, as a result of an automobile
accident on the Roosevelt road yester
day afternoon about 4:30, which nearly
resulted fatally to all parties concerned.
The party was returning from a trip
to the Roosevelt dam and had reached
a curve about twenty-three miles this
side of Roosevelt, going at a pretty
high clip. Judge Kingsbury was driv
ing and as soon as he saw the curve
and the danger that the big car would
not take it, he shut on the brakes and
the effect of which threw nearly all
of the passengers out of the car, but
the car itself stopped twenty feet dow n
off the road, just at the brink of the
yawning chasm.
Tlie occupants were stunned by the
fall each of them encountered. One of
them was thrown through the wind
shield, but which one is not known. All
were shaken up and bruised as is re
counted above. They are all consider
ing themselves fortunate that they
were iioi r.ui.eo u. u,c n uepLi. u,
the canyon below. J. D. Dobson dnv-
ing back from Roosevelt came along in
time to render assistance, Dnnging
some of the party back with him. and
Dr. Nelson D. Braxton came along
after relieving Dobson of part of his
load and giving some preliminary med
ical assistance to the injured.
The automobile which did not turn i -
over was left out on the edge of the
precipice. It is not badly mauled. A
fender is broken and a lamp twisted
and the w indshield smashed, while the
big box of delicious lunch carried by
the party was broken open. The trip
back was made in somewhat slower
time that would have been the case
had the accident not happened, the in
jured arriving here shortly after dark.
J. P.. Bourne was taken immediately
to the Sisters Hospital where he was
BRIDGEPORT, okla., May 3
1 Three men are reported missing
and three others reported marooned
in the tops of trees on the Cana-
dian River, as a result of the flood
which -.- ried away the new $123,-
00O steel Rock Island railroad
bridge. The low lands are flooded
: and lno families have abandoned
! their homes.
Huerta Promises
Ryan To Be Sent
On To Vera Cruz
I MEXICO CITY. .May 3 Dr. Edward
' Kyan, the American condemned to be.
executed at Zacatecas a few days ago,
is on his way here, under a strong es
cort of Mexican troops. Ilie minister
of war officially notified the Brazilian
! minister that Kyan would be delivered
I to nis care, as representative of the in
I terests of the United States. Huerta
!gae the assurance that Ryan will be
sent to Vera Cruz.
It was expected that about 500 Anier
I ican refugees would leave the capital
1 today or tomorrow.
More than 2"0 Americans readied
j here last night from the Guanajuato
! and Zacatecs mining camps. They
! Went to the Brazilian legation to re
i quest that arrangements be tilde for
their deprtnre for Vera Cruz.
A train filled with Germans left last
night for Vera Cruz. It was learned
today that Roberto Esteva Ruiz, the
I new foreign minister, had made appli
I cation on Friday to the Brazilian min
! ister for passports to take him through
the Americn lines at Vera Cruz on the
I way to Washington on a mission of
I state, but the requests for passports
were cancelled on Saturday by the
I Mexican government.
i W()rd has bpen S(JU from tl(J war (f.
, fj(,e ((, fedpral ()mmanders to cease
j hostmties Hg;iinKt llllUl Americans and
rebels on account of the arrangement
of an armistice.
officers reaching here from the north
state that the 2,.r00 federal troops
which defended Monterey have arrived
I at Saltillo.
j sjVPn every attention and was resting
j ,.asy last night. He is the county
treasurer of Pinal county and was in
Phoenix with his father who is spend
ing some time in this section on a visit.
The whole party wont w ith the idea of
showing Mr. Bourne senior, the wond
Prs f the dam and the road to and
from Roosevelt. Mr. Bourne senior is
staying at the Adams Hotel. Outside
of the gash on his forehead he is little
worse off for his experienen.
( "enler of Series of Roman
tic Tragedies Dies in Xev
York Wife, Who Was
Once Hstraniied. at His
NEW YORK. .May ::. General Dan
iel E. Sickles died at his home here
today. His wife was at the bedside at
tlie end.
General Daniel Edgar Sickles was
the last of the great commanders who
fought the battle of Gettysburg. For
a decade he was a fighter by profes
sion all his life he was a fighter by
The gruff old warrior, with one leg
shot away in battle, his massive head
resembling Bismarck's, -was a pictur
esque figure as he hobbled along on
crutches during the last half century
of his turbulent life.
His indomitable fighting spirit re
mained to the last. Born in New York
City in 1X23, Sickles, at the age of 22.
1 fought the Whigs as a democrat in
I the New York legislature. At 28. he
j displayed his fighting spirit as corpor
ation attorney of New York. It was
j he who secured for his city its great
Central park. At this time his mili
j tary career began as major of the
! Twelfth regiment, National Guard
New York.
!... ...
cu-ioie ne was -z years old. Major
eicKies Hart served as secretary of
icgauon at London under Minister
James Buchanan: he had won a state
senatorship through a bitter cam
paign, ana he was seated in the
thirty-fifth congress at Washington.
It was at this time that an event
occurred which became the sensation
of the day. Sickles had begun his
second term as congressman in 1859
when the national capital was stirred
hy the news that the young represen
tative from New York had shot and
killed Philip Barton Key. the United
States district attorney for the Dis
trict of Columbia. Sickles declared
that Key had misled Mrs. Sickles, who
was Therese Bagioli, daughter of an
Italian music teacher. The trial lasted
twenty days, ending in the acquittal
of Sickles on the ground of "unwrit
ten law." He then took his erring
wife back.
"I am not aware of any statute or
(Continued on Pago Six.)
Fifty Employes of The Ari
zona Republican Enjoy
Hospitality of Mr. and
Mrs. Dwight JJ. Heard at
True Spirit of Good Fellow
ship Prevails and Regret
is Expressed That Once
a Year Does Xot Coino
Unanimously fifty employes ot tlio
Arizona Republican agreed that tho
second annual fellowship dinner given,
by Mr. and Mrs. TJwight B. Heard,
I president and treasurer, respectively,
was enjoyable to a superlative degree.
Unanimously fifty young men and
young women, representing the brains
and brawn that go to make of The Re
publican. Arizona's greatest newspaper
wished that once a year came oftener.
The discussion of a menu that would
satisfy royalty, did not dull the senses
or retard oratory. It seemed rather to
sharpen the wits and loose the tongues
of those who usually occupy at such
functions the position of "innocent by
standers." The occasion was fraught
with surprises, developing from unsus
pected sources latent eloquence and in
born story-telling ability.
More important than all else, the
gathering at Donofrios yesterday
afternoon of the greater part of those
who are devoting the best that is with
in them to the advancement of The Re
publican more nearly to the high plane
of the ideal newspaper, was an exem
plification of the true spirit of co-operation
that pervades the columns of the
paper and the walls of the building in
which it is written and published. In
the responses it was as if a pledge of
fealty to each other and to The Repub
lican was being renewed and a lasting
brotherhood established.
like all gatherings of the sort there
were tinges of sadness, due in some
instances to the inability of some of
the most popular attaches of the paper
to be present and in others to the ab
sence of those who in the year that had
intervened since the first fellowship
dinner was given, severed their con
nections with The Republican. Of this
latter class however, there were re
markably few, many less, perhaps, than
it might be expected would occur in a
family the size of The Republican's.
In fact the dinner of yesterday, in the
point of those attending, might have
been almost a replica of that of a year
ago. Dan Huntington, who for nearly
a score of years has been continuously
employed as pressman, and who is now
absent in California, and Eugene Pier
son, cashier and bookkeeper, who by
reason of a serious eccident a few days
ago, is at St. Joseph's hospital mending
broken bones and recovering from
shock, were of those absent, most in
I mind and were the inspiration ior a
delicate toast, given while standing.
And to Pierson's bedside, at the con
clusion of the dinner, were sent the
table decorations, sweet peas grown by
Mrs. Heard and picked by her in the
early Sunday morning hours while the
dew still rested upon their vari-colored
A cathedral chime intoned the hour
of one as the guests ascended tlie broad
staircase to the banquet room on the
mezzanine floor. Donofrio had become
imbued with the spirit of the occasion
and contributed to the decorations of
the approach to the. tables a wealth of
carnations and. yellow lillies. These
served to prepare the banqueters for
the vision of loveliness presented when
the tables, the preparation of which
had been accomplished under the
supervision of Mrs. Heard, came into
view. With gentle care and the taste
of an artist, the hostess had grouped
the sweet-scented, sun-kissed, rainbow
hued stems in their own classes and
mingling them with maiden-hair ferns
assigned them to places not too prom
inent but completely pleasing to the
One tablo had been placed lengthwise
down the banquet roomwhile another
presenting three sides of a square gave
room for the covers laid and brought all
within the realm of the toastmaster.
There was a studied carelessness in
the arrangement of the name cards, a
member nf the mechanical department
being placed between a man from the
local force and a bookkeeper from the
business department, a pressman at tin
side of an editorial writer, the hostess
at the left of the telegraph editor upon
whose right was a happy girl from the
bindery, while the foreman of the
mechanical department occupied a post
of honor at the left of the toastmaster
upon whose right was a member of the
linotype force.
Little time was lost in getting down
to the real business in hand. Mrs. I. K.
Shaw, proprietor of the cafe, herself a
caterer with a reputation in Now York
and New Jersey, had personally at
tended to the baking of delicacies at)4
the preparation of the host of other
(Continued on Page Six.)

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