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VOL. X XV. NO. 325
Vicinity of Big Tappoon Presents Scene Never Before
Equaled in History of This Structure Myriad Lights
Gleam on Choppy Surface of Lake, While Bursts of
Fireworks Give Sudden Illumination to Tide Rocks
and Mosquito Groves Never Wet But by Gentle Rain
Now Under Many Feet of Water Program for Water
Fete Includes Many Noted Speakers
By Robert Paul Holliday
(Republican's Representative Roosevelt Dam Celebration)
ROOSEVELT DAM, April 11 The finest weather
in the world is promised tonight for the great dam-full
celebration here tomorrow, and the crowd already gath
ered in Newtown, at the reclamation service headquar
ters, in camps near the newest and highest hike level and
at the cluster of houses about the Webb hotel, justifies
the prediction that thousands will be on hand tomorrow
to hear the speaking, eat of the barbecued meats, gaze
upon the bountiful water supply and to make reioicing
to high heaven for the good fortune that has come to the
Tonight the lake is reflecting, beside the thousands of
electric lights on the dam and strung on poles to mark
the roads to Newtown, the blaze of huge bunches of fire
works, touched off from a barge out on the surface near
the middle.
Globe peoj)lo, who are already numerous among the
visitors, claim that not only is it an occasion for celebrat
ing high water, but that a low-water stage should be cele
brated. Water is now reduced to such a level in the Old
Dominion mine, recently flooded after "essation of oper
ations, that that mine is now resuming its work, and will
begin again contributing to the prosperity of the Gila
The adoption of The Republican's word, "motorcade,"
to describe the processions of autos that are coming from
Phoenix, Tempo, Mesa and from the Globe-Miami dis
tricts, makes' ns all feel warmed up by this recognition.
All the speakers are now on hand for the program to
morrow. The preparations for the barbecue, fish fry,
dances, boat rides, etc., are complete tonight.
Here is the program:
At 11 o'clock in the morning Right Rev. Bishop Julius
W. Atwood. who asked the blessing on this danvwhen it
was dedicated in 1911, will pronounce the invocation. He
will be followed by the speakers in this order:
Address George H. Maxwell of Chicago, one of the
founders of reclamation work by government aid.
Address Louis C. Hill, consulting engineer of the
reclamation service, and the man who built the dam.
Address State Senator John E. Bacon of Miami,
i Address Judge G. W. Shute of Globe,
i Address State Senator 0. S. Stapley of Mesa.
J Address W. J. Murphy of Ingleside.
Address R. M. Turner -of Chandler.
Address Hon. Carl Haydou, representative in con
gress trom Arizona.
Address Hon. Henry P.
At noon, the cooks will begin dishing
up the barbecued meats from the pits
near the dam. Scalding hot coffee will
be served from big caldrons hung over
immense wood fires. Cases of Lily
Milk, made from the product of dairies
that flourish on the alfalfa grown in
Hie Salt River Vulley with water from
the lake, will be broken open to serve
with the coffee; small parcels of su
gar, made at the Glendale factory from
cane raised on irrigated
land in the
valley will be handed out to the diners.
When ' Lake Came Full
Officials of the reclamation service,
Including Project Manager Fitch and
the resident engineers, stood near the
spillways, regarding the wavelets that
were continually slopping over and
sending small cascades down thg hith
erto dry escapes. This water had not
amounted to much of a stream until
late in the evening. A rather stiff
breeze out on the. lake made it difficult
to tell' exactly when the level had risen
enough to send the "first water" over.
tw ,,.i o oiM-thi-tv Mi witeii
pronounced the reservoir full, and so
that was established as the official
. .i
No other reading will be accept-
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night and some have gone n to Globe
or DaiK 10 r isii -en hi me uoi- o
finding beds. People are camped down
In cots and on the soft sides of rocks
anywhere, so they can be on hand to
morrow to see what they can see.
Many a slpepy face will be washed In
the lake in the morning, and many a
tired eye cleared by the sight of the
water lapping tone and burying mes-
.Continued on Page Three)
Ashurst, senator from Ari
Committeemen to
See Dam in June
Ten members of the house appro
priations committee and three mem
bers of the reclamation commission
i and their wives, making a party of
about twenty-five will be in Phoenix
June 5 and 6 for an official visit to
the project. Under the time extension
law, money for reclamation work is
now doled out by appropriation of
congress instead of through the de
partment of the interior. It is to find
out the needs of this project for fur
ther work, and to see how past
moneys have been used, that the party
will make its visit.
Among the reclamation men coming
are Comptroller W. A. Ryan, Chief
Engineer Arthur Powell Davis and
Sydney B. Williamson.
!, Arriving on the morning of June 5,
e Jart. wl" ."T. " -0"''? , 2
ui wuunify liuu .in i-i -cmid-ai nun
representatives of ' the chamber of
I commerce. Thence they will go to
'Rw-'t. returning via Chandler for
,unc.heo June 6
, SACRAMENTO, April 14. Adminis
tration leaders decided to call tip to
morrow a resolution for the adjourn
ment of the legislature on April 29,
and this, It is expected, will be adopted
by the lower house. The senate will
vote on the question about a week
later, ,
1 -y WmmMk
As the dam and reservoir appeared Yesterday morning at
Cut by Phoenix Engraving Cu.
Following Statement of the '
General Manager That I
Emploves Are Satisfied,1!
Five Telegraphers Tell i
Whv Tliev're Dissatisfied
CHICAGO, April 14. Five Pi
Telegraph telegraphers, suddenly sub
poenaed to appear before the United
States Commission on Industrial Rela
tions, unanimously contradicted yes
terday's testimony of Edward Reynolds,
general manager of the company, who
said the Conditions of employment were
one hundred per cent satisfactory.
Reynolds remarked the commission
could confirm the statement by asking
the men. Five witnesses said that none
of, the operators were satisfied, in the
main because they thought they did too
much work for too little money and
knew no way to obtain redress fur their
D. F. Rogers was the last witness. As!
he was being excused he was asked by
Chairman Walsh if they had any fur
ther complaint to make.
"Only that I won't have any job to
morrow," he said. Walsh replied: "If
you or any other of the young men get
into difficulty because of your testi
mony during the life of this commis
sion, please notify Secretary Brown.
"It's ten to one you hear from me,"
Rogers insisted. "Oh, let us hope not",
smiled the chairman. "I'll be fired and
I never will get another job," conclud
ed the. witness.
Other witnesses were Thomas Car
roll, traffic superintendent of the west
ern division of the Western Union and
George Duffy and Eli Rosenberg, mes
senger boys; Frank Shrimpton, secretary-treasurer
of the New York local
of the Commercial Telegraphers Union
of America, ynil W. T. Russell, S. P.
Aubrey, T. L. Tarrington, and Clare
Emerson, Postal company operators
who preceded Rogers, S. J. Konenknmp,
president of the telegraphers' organiza
tion, added a few words to his previous
testimony regarding the telegraphers
strike In 1907. When Russell took the
stand, Mr. Walsh stated interroga
tively: "Mr. Reynolds, your general manager
j MLdirU JTflll 1U.IJ lil.lL eoimiiiiMis uiiiwii
. the Postal company telegraphers were
satisfactory, anil there were no com
I plaints?"
"There is much dissatisfaction over
vvages and the hounding of men
t )
speed up," replied Mr. Russell. "In fore the barge s;mk, by C. C. Hall, of
Chicago our instruments are too close j the forest service, who had volun
together and we can't work in comfort , tccred the use of the government's
and when short relief from the key in launch in place of the disabled motor-
(Continued on Page Four)
To Pay Tribute
Of Abraham
WASHINGTON, April 14 Instruc
tions were sent out to all parts of the
world where the United States is of
ficially represented for the observance
of the fiftieth anniversary of the death
of Abraham Lincoln tomorrow.
President Wilson Issued an executive
order directing as a tribute to the
memory of the martyred president that
The Dam On The Point Of "Slopping Over
the wina, were
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CASA CRANT.K, April 13. As
J a result of a special franchise I
election held today votes cast j
were in favor of granting a fran-
cliise to V.. R. Hrackett, ex-Post-
.ister General Hitchcock anil I
associates, to supply this city j
with electric light ' and water I
j service for twenty-five years. I
According to the terms of the '
franchise work on a $150,000 light
j and power plant is expected to ! I
start within six months. j j
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First Accident on Rig Lake
Drowns Two Dorses
Men and Woman on Cap
sized Barge Saved by the
Forest Launch
(Special to The Republican)
GLOBE, April 14. The first ship
wreck on the Roosevelt lake has oc
curred, and while there were no
drownings, the story is sufficiently
harrowing to make a place for it
alongside the news of Arizona's great
gladsomeness over the full reservoir.
G. P. Peterson, a rancher from the
Sierras Anchas toniirht srave notice of
I a suit for $3fi0 against the board of
supervisors of Gila county on account
of the loss of a team of horses in
the stomi that capsized and sank the
ferry barge near Livingston this aft
ernoon. Peterson, who was in the
barge, and Mrs. l'eterson, and six
men, narrowly escaped drown
ing, when the miniature hurricane
swamped the boat. All but two of
the men passengers were rescued !e-
(Continued on Page Two)
To Memory
Lincoln Today
the day be observed by closing the ex
ecutive offices of the United States and
that the Stars and Stripee be displayed
at half-mast on -fill federal buildings,
forts, posts, naval stations, vessels of
the United States, embassies and con
sulates. In addition the owners and
masters of all United States merchant
ships were requested to display the na
tional flag at half-mast
i ouiniimrni
9 o'clock, when the water was
. A
Mien dashing over the top oi
Frank Crilly, Expert Diver
of United States .Navy,
Locates Submarine on the
Red of Ocean and Reports
Her Row is Pointing Shore
ward, and Further Obser
vations Will Re Made Be
fore Attempt is Made to
Raise Yessel
HONOLULU. April 14. Chief Gun
ner's Mate Frank Crilly, an expert
diver of the United States navy, to
cated the submarine F-4 which dis
appeared on March 23, on the floor
of the ocean outside the harbor at
a known depth of 2S8 feet, a new
world's record, according to naval
authorities. ,
Crilly, one of the group of navy
experts who arrived on Monday on
the cruiser Maryland, reported that
he stood on ton of the sunken sub-1
marine. He said the vessel lies on
hr starboard side with the bow
pointing shoreward. After Crilly's
report it was announced Unit further
observations probably would be made
by divers before any attempt is made
to raise the vessel.
Crilly confirmed the previous belief
that, two lines were attached to the
craft. His descent to the new depth
was made without difficulty. He
wore the customary inflated divers'
suit. It was unnecessary to use a.
recompression chamber designed to
reduce the pressure on the diver
gradually to prevent injury by sud
den change from the high pressure
at Ihe low depth to the atmospheric
pressure at the surface. Crilly was
under water two hours. St took five
minutes to make the cjescent, and
he was on the bottom twelve minutes.
An hour and forty-five minutes
was required to bring' him to the
surface, in order to accustom him
gradually to the change of air
pressure. t
The submarine lies on a smooth,
sandy bottom with no corral growths
to interfere with the divers' opera
tions. '
Congressman Fred Britten, of Il
linois, chairman of the committee on
naval affairs, who is in '.Honolulu, is
expected to visit the scene of opera
tions as the guest of Rear Admiral
("has. Moore, commandant, of ,.th
Honolulu naval station, to make ob
servations to determine the possibili
ty of raising the F-4 without resort
ing to pontoon methods.
Congressman Britten, addressing
the iower house of territorial legis
lature today, said that Pearl harbor
should have a permanent flotilla of
sea-going subamrines and battleship
defense. He said he would urge this
in congress.
Representative G. W. Edmonds, of
Pennsylvania, a member of the com
mittee on merchant marine and fish
eries, who is also visiting Honolulu,
told the house he was in favor of
a ship subsidy to develop HawaiL
within nine inches of the crest. Waves, set in motion by
il Ml
tne spillway.
LONDON', April 14 Field Mar-
shal Sir John French, commander
of the British expeditionary for-
! ces on the continent reports the
British losses in the three days
j of fighting at Neuve Chapelle:
j killed, 190 officers, 2.2S7 men; j
wounded, 3"i9 officers, 8.174 other
ranks; missing, 23 officers. 1,728 j
men. His report continues: i
"The enemy left several thou-
sand dead on the field and we
have positive information that
upward of 12,000 wounded were j
removed by train. Thirty of-
ficers and l,C.r7 of other ranks
were captured."
In First Day of Battle With
Obregon, Near Oelava,
Reports Say First Fruits'
of Victory Witll AnilV of
WASHINGTON, April 14. General
Villa appears to have gained the upper
hand in the first day of battle with
forces of General Obregon near Celaya
and vicinity, according to consular ad-
vices to the state department from San
Luis Potosi. From other points as we'd
it is reported in the struggle In which
officials. estimate that 45,000 men were
engaged, the first fruits of victory is
with the army of Villa. Obregon is de
clared to have been surrounded and his
retreat cut off in all directions, accord
ing to one report.
As the firing line is extensive, do-
tailed advices had not reached hei
from Villa's headquarters and the final
outcome of the fighting is still in docbt.
A victory for Villa would mean the re
sumption of communication by railroad
and wire between Mexico City and the
American border, while the success of
Obregon would divide the Villa-Z;".at:i
(Continued on Page Four)
Bryan Confers
And Japanese On Demands
f associated press dispatch V inforrhed of the progress of the con
- WASHINGTON, April i 4. Secretary ferences at Peking and often points In
Bryan held separate conferences with I the various demands were informally
Viscount Chinda, the Japanese ambas- j discussed by the diplomatic represen
sador and Kai Fu Shah, the Chinese tatives of the Japanese and Chinese
minister, in which it is believed the governments respectively with the
pending Japanese-Chinese negotiations state department.
were discussed. No announcement was Press reports Indicated a deadlock
made by the state department or the has been reached In the negotiations at
visiting diplomats as to the subject Peking but officials decline to reveal
under discussion. J the nature'of official advices from the
Officials here have been kept closely Chinese capital.
Photo by Parquhar, Studio Globe
Simultaneous With Reas
sembling of Parliament
the Field Marshal Makes
Pul die Report of Another
Success for British Arms
LONDON, April 14 The British par
liament reassembled and simultaneous
ly Field Marshal Sir John French's
report of the British victory at Nueve
Chapelle about which there had been
rumors was published. Neither event
fully satisfied the curiosity of the public
on matters wTth which the minds of
the people have been occupied in re
cent weeks. The house of commons
sat only 35 minutes and the expected
statement of the ministers on the ques
tion of liquor prohibition the accelera
tion of the output of munitions and the
general progress of the war was post
poned to future sessions. .
The statement of Under Secretary of
War Tennant that there is no present
intention to prohibit the sale in the
army canteens of beer, the only alcoho
lic liquor in these establishments, in
dicated the restriction proposed by the
government would not be so drastic as
some had been led to expect.
The Germans and Austrians brought
the Russian advances in the Carpa
thians almost to a standstill. At other
point.? on both fronts there is no change
in the situation.
Field Marshal French's report goes
into the detail of the operations of the
British expeditionary force during Feb
ruary and March. While he pays the
;nlghest triuutc to General Sir Douglas
Haig, who is directly in charge of the
operations at Nueve Chapelle and re
fers to the battle as a "success and
victory" he had some criticisms for
other officers, although he did not
mention them by name. He refers for
j example to considerable delay after the
capture of the Neuve Chapelle position
j and says:
j "I am of the opinion that this delay
j would not have occurred had the clear-
ly expressed order of the general com
manding the first army been more
carefully observed."
He also says:
"The difficulties encountered might
have been overcome earlier in the day
if the genral officer commanding the
Fourth corps had been able to bring his
I reserve brigades more speedily into ac-
On the whole, French's report seems
to indicate the British troops engaged
succeeded in carrying all the ground It
was intended to take at the time, but
with more effective ( artillery fire In
some sections and better handling of
(Continued on Page Four)
With Chinese

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