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FHE ARIZONA. REPUBLIC
AM TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR -J.."'L". 1 iTrjTTirr-i TV ifr""- --mrmm - Ti i-- unii iiiiiin m i iiiiiii rXii-TT r"-- "-n ' r -rr--'tmn.mmmmmttmmMltikim-. lj il flL-lulL t Cut by Phoenix Engraving Co. AS TO MECCA, THE HOLY, ARIZONIANS ARE DRAWN TO DAM First Full Reservoir Mlessedi in Fervent Prayers byj Men Who Planned and! ' .Men Who Built the (licat Storai Project THREE THOUSAND 1 1 1 l L 11 h I li 1 1 01' Speakers as Ever-Growing Flood Spills Back into Bed of I liver from Which It Has Ivaised hv Mie'!it' Work . . ' ' By ROBER1 PAUL HOLtlDAY KOOSEVKLT 0AM, April 15. Men who dreamed the reclamation f the arid valleys of "the west, and who went -forth and built those dreams into maNxive structures of stone, cement and metal, and men who have worked shoulder to shoulder with tlu enBineers and masons, smoothing Hieir paths that they misht construct unhindered, the artificial atlas that lMars up the prosperity of Salt River valley, andjnen, who have, taken no active- part in ,Uii. work, but who have helped by their faith and good will all these were 'speaking today on the solemncst occasion of all the ceremony of the dedication of. a full reservoir. Nearly three thousand people -were massed about the speakers' stand at the south end vof the dam, when ('huirman Akers started the program. The crowd . was estimated, by those who had been at the dedication in 1911 to be at least twice as big, as on that first occasion T'nf n .tl,' i I nioriunaiei, LMr....,, o.o. iniiiiiiumru the in voction at the. dedicatory exer-,lno cises was not able to be present. Romnine Fielding, whose personality shows the most amazing phases, added another title to the long list ,f his capabilities when he offered j up the formal prayer that opened the ceremony. He usked the blessing ! , l"' "1" i" grcftt work, and prayed that the rewards 1 of heaven might come to the faithful ; workers who had built the project. JUDGE KIBBEY SAID: "This dant is the regional reserve hank- of Arinonn. nnnn tt-hteh (hi. whole Mate mav drn. . The history ' "of this work includes four epochs, of which this occasion marks the begin- . ning of the last-successful, everlast- I ing. ,noven true and rtble-it wiu 1 .tiniiH to, t. i ,.i,. i lands .with irrigation water.'' if.. ..,. i .. ,,!,.. 4i ., nnd then concluded by' saying: "Prosnoritv is assured lhe 'unit River, vulley and through the valley , rnv jiurporting to .-how men get to Hh, entire state." Whereupon 1 tin wa't-r J"st the first wat" cheers burst forth.' - .' ' j wcut uver t 8:30 "'c'"'k Wednesday "lllighted fields in Salt River Val-! niBht arp ,'llkf,s' N, ,"" "1 to lhe lev are forever .avert Ther.. will I... Mil way. at that time. no more parched acres where we live!" And he finished amid pro longed cheers. . . t ? f EORGE H. MAXWELL ' Next, (leorge If. Maxwell, theil'int of water that is the only real "father-; rf the reclamation act" spoke nn the .undivided anil earnest efforts of the workers to get the pro - ject built. When he mentioned .the name Of Hon. JJ. A. Kowler, as one of the foremost of , these workers, there was a burst of enthusiastic and appreciative- applause. "Our faces are towrml the rising The Hotel iv.uiHiuuru "ii x iuui . v.w......Utu vii w... , iiiuuiuci on rase rouri (continued on i-me iwoi 1 I 'w.tn..A.l . LJ.l .... I ri'linlmltl.,1 llu .... I..!!,, 10 PAGES F7RST PffOTO PUBLISHED SHOWING LOOKING UP SALT RIVER NOW Water Supply Facts i Wsf.er Service Report for April i 15 by Special Phone to - ' The Republican - i Elpvation of water in re- j pervoir. 6 p. m..., 225.fi! i 1 Cain nwdlnK 54 h()urs itrrp feet I... lO.SSfl Intake reailinx '. Flow over .sftillways at f p. m., second feet Flow from sates at I! p ni., "second feet l,2n0 RISKED LIVES TO GET FIRST E -UC.HUUc;ill JlCponcr ailU U.trty thousand acres, of an itriga-('imt'1-t M-in Hi, TT'iiut Jt'"'tt I""1 the exigency of dry vamtia mau i.io I laim . f:irminK until m.w .,mH HTe I(llilt- Ovei'-Haild Along IVriloUS Weakened . bj burrowing gophers, the Ed'e to Obtain' Christen-f,lxty foot earth,n iUm Ht Lmn- i-ut lit MllMtll ( twelve miles south of St. Johns, first lllg Fluid 'gave way. Here five Mexicans and (three grand children of Mrs. Rachel 'Uerry, u member of the state legisla t'linging with their hands to the't1;rei lost their lives, edge of the dam. HoUiday of The Re- ;,,i'p. anJ Mrs. KuiH iaimer, parents pubjienn, Robert Turnbull, Guy Wilky ; o thp children, were at a dance at and Jack Lawton. three fit Itomnlne c tv..... -in .i.... i. pi j,'ieldinit's men. worked their mv out aong tne pKp of tnp ,lan, , Werp firi,t ater that edged its ivav . over lhe ppIw.av oould ,je caU(;ht arld m-eserved to solash over the bow' of lh(, liaUIes(llil) AHi!ona On the other sifle of 1h(l (,.lm KnB,neer ,,rmun ot ' the ROVCTnment pw,.rhouse was i al.,rt nf j, .,:, whpr hp haA ,t a groove in the spillway, and caught t)p fjr(,t ,lroW Uat w.(.nt ovrJi Je, p,e - Regarding gathering the water and the pictures, floHidtiy, The- Repub- i lican's staff jetsirter on the spot, had I this to say: "I had about half a puil of that 'first ' water-' bl,t- l"Ht 11 wiu'" lhe strins! slip)ed off lhe e,ul ot t,,p fi!,nin ,,n wl,ich t'"" ',uil waM '"" Mr i Fltlh obtni"ed a hiS uiilr of authen- j water for the pun.se of christen-j itiff the battlestiip, but we could not get a picture of him on the spillway 'Hint nient, as it was tnen too nan-i l feruits to get down to where the 1 wter '"uu' ,,p 'T'I'1P1. All photo-1 "Porman, the engineer at the pow erhouse, had cut a little groove in the spillway"; so that the first wate flowed through it into a bucket. as a imt'Ious job getting the stuff. W had to hang by our hands 1 right out over the edge of the dam, J and go hand-over-hand to where we i could swing the pole. To Romaine. I'ielding goes tne honor of having j made the only picture of the first water. He was the only man who iJiad any flashlight powder, and came- ! rns1 and flash-sticks were passed ut -n " I -c r: r: 7.-. -. i--.' V ."2s" I T-v sjL- t pJf 0-'"C2iStV S"?Ci-jirjJ ' V i I5V'- AW INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL. PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, II RESERVOIR j; ninn nn out 1 in nn 1 UM3 w uu : EIGHT DROWNED orrents Snows from t!ie Melting of White Moun tains Overwhelm Earthen; Hiinis Near.' St. Johns and rause Death and Ruin (I UA X DC 1 1 1 LD R EN OF Mi's, bkrry mxwSeven Indicted Had Been f-ft With Mrs. Violet Ray, Who With Her Son . and Daughter Also Perished Da ma ace Half a Million ASSOCIATKD PRESS DISPATCH HOL,FR M iK, April 1.1. Torrents from the melting snows of the White Mountains overwhelmed two reset- voir d ams on the Little Colorado i river near St. Johns last night and; today drowned eight persons, damag- I led property to the extent of at least j nair a nullum, ana lett more mmi uwioin mini nil' uniu niirnr. , ury i.rt th. t .. (Continued on Page Three) THE LOOKING UP ; - ' - - VOLUME OF WATER IMPOUNDED CHARGES DECEPTION IN SECURING CONTROL SKATTLF. April 1... The case of I.ucy V. S. Ames against the . CoUlfield Merger .Mines company is in tri.-il liere. Mrs. Ames whit 1 I ! holds :;,75rt shares in the defend- :int companies, cliurges that the. I i mining company, one of the larg- j j ! est i'l Nevada, obtained' control ! !of Merger company, a Washing- I i ton corporation by deception, and I fraud practiced by the President ! j j of the i Viusopdated conipaui'. tleo. ! I Winfield, n millionaire mining j i man. .1. Ross Clark, a brother nf i I j.fornur l'nite Slates Senator W. i j A. (.'lark, is one of tile defend- I ants, (leneral denial .f all allega- : j tions is made by defendants. A : mass of controverting affidavits " j i were filed. j By U. S. Grand Jury For Night Riding I ASSOCIATED PBESS DISPATCH ,! I'APK CIRARDKAt', Mo., "April' IT., j Seven men were indicted in con- nection with the recent activities ofi tile night rulers in Missouri by ;)ei federal grand jury. Judge 1). p. Over. ! of St. Louis, under whose instruc- tUms the jury investigHted, .announced that heavy sentences would he im- posed on all convicted in his court ,,f ninht i-iiling.. - . Recently letters were sentt to la i.ind owners, and merchants in this vicinity, threatening their lives and s"-v ol ' ntoago. He r.tso saut ne na proprrtv unless whrcs were raised, lkvpd M' rich men and corporations rents lowered, and negroes driven ' contribute to charities, settlements and from the district. ! other so-called welfare propositions to j divert public attention from the real IS GIVEN FOUR YEARS ; evils ot icty. - ISOWIJVC cpffv Vv lorit i '. i Uefore coming to Chicago the wit- P. C. Jenkins was found guilty and j (Continued on Page Two) sentenced to four years and one day r 1 in the penitentiary on a charge con- i Mil. Webster was seized and rom nected with night riding operation:! ! peiled to witness the flogging of his in Western Kentucky. The indict-J wife, daughter and son. Mrs. Webster ment charged that Jenkins recently is sixty years old. No reason for led a band of masked men to the i their action of the band was disclosed home of W. A. Webster, at "South1 by the testimonv. ROOSEVELT- DAM'S BEST PORTRAIT SALT RIVER BEFORE DAM WAS BUILT APRIL 10, 1915. A LITTLE OF DAM SHOWS ABOVE THE WATER IS OF FAR AHEAD Majority of Tea-'hers of So eiolory . Fnfit, S.iys Rrof. Kennedy, Because They Are liackiu' in Practical Experience SAYS CHARITIES COVER REAL EVILS Charges Rich Men and Cor porations Coiitrihute to Divert Bui die Attention frttm ti:e Real Evils of Societv f ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH CH1CAOO, April 13. The majority "r leathers oi sociology in tlie scnoois j iinl colleges are unfit for the reason ,nat their knowledge comes through M ooks rather than practical experience according to t!ie testimony before the j Fnited States Commission on Indus- j trial Relatioiis by Prof. J. ( . Kennedy j teacher of economics at the I'rrivera Old 1 10 PAGES BY ROOSEVELT DAM ALL HOLLAND ROUSED THROUGH SINKING OF STEAMER BYGERMANS CONGRATULATIONS Kl I'aso, April 1.1. P. I'. Ilettins, Plioenis. Arizona. Please convey to the Phoenix f'h.imber of Commerce my con gratulations uiion the filling and overflowing of the Roosevelt lake. This ought to spell great pros perity for the Salt River Valley. May ever.v foot of water be worth its weight in gold. C. E. STRATTON. Divison Gen'l Mgr. FOR SINKING OF THE DRESDEN British Government Dfies Not Qualify Ajiology Al though Asserting Vessel Was Not Interned md Had Her Colors Flying (ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH LONDON. April 15. The British government has offered "full and ample apology," to the Chilean gov ernment for the sinking on March 14. In Chilean territorial waters, of the Herman cruiser Dresden, the intern ment of which had already been ordered by the maritime Governor of ('flmberland Bay when the British suuadron attacked and sank her. This was made public tonight in a white paper giving the texts of the Chilean note protesting against the sinking of the Dresden and the British reply. The note, delivered by the Chilean minister to Great Britain says t!.e Dresden anchored in Cumberland Kay, on March , and asked permis sion to remain eight days for the purpose of repairing her engines, were said to be out of order. The governor refused the request, as he considered it unfounded and ordered the captain to leave the bay within 4 hours. As the order was not com plied with, the captain of the Dresden was informed the ship- was interned. When the British squadron ap peared on March 14, the governor was proceeding to the cruiser Glas gow to inform the British officers of the steps he had taken, but had to turn hack as the British ships opened fire on the Dresden, on which a flag of truce . had already been hoisted The captain of the Dresden then gav orders to blow up the magazine of the snip. "This act of hostility committed in v iniean territorial waters by a British naval squadron," says the Chilean minister, "has painfully sur prised my government.-' Continuing, the minister says that had the off U er in command of the British squadron received the gov ernor and been informed that the Dresden was interned he was con vinced "the British commander would not have opened fire on her and brought about a situation which c.on- POO Town of Roosevelt, now under water The cement mill. .VOL. XXV. NO. 32G liiii Phnin y ramuhar studio, ciob. Although Not Certain (Jer , man Submarine Respon sible for Sending Katwyk to Bottom, Sinking Causes Indignation CARRYING CARGO FOR GOVERNMENT Dutch Papers Say if Act ually Torpedoed, German Government Must With out Loss of Time Be Made Responsible for, Violation LONDON, (Friday) April 15. It is reported a big Zeppelin raided the east coast of Eng land toay. ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH LONDON, April 15. Although not yet "certain that a German submarine waa responsible for sending to the) bottom the Dutch steamer Katwyli off the North Hinder light ship last night, the sinking of the vessel has aroused the indignation of the Dutch people, as evidenced by editorials in newspapers in Holland. The Katwyk, loaded with ffrain from Baltimore, consigned to the Dutch government, was reported to have been laying at anchor and at the time of the ex plosion, was flying the Dutch flag. Dutch newspapers insist, . therefore, that no mistake could hate been made and if a German submarine actually torpedoed the steamer, "wa must expect that the Gorman gov ernment, without loss of time, be made responsible for this severe vio lation of the rights of neutral pow ers." The fact that the Dutch govern ment was directly involved in the Katwyk's cargo and that news of tho sinking of the steamer came imme diately on top of the announcement that four Dutch trawlers had been seized by the Germans and taken to Zeebmgge, apparently heightened tho feeling of the Hollanders. The Katwyk incident and many rumors of diplomatic movement in Italy and the near east seemingly trade the people of England almost forget last night's Zeppelin raid over Northumberland county and the fight ing on the continent. Next in in terest to the sinking of the Katwyk I'M the publication of the "white pa per" showing that Great Britain acknowledged that British cruisers sunk the Dresden in Chilean terri torial water and had offered an apology. As far as fighting was con cerned the battles in the Carpathians and in the Doevre district, were tha only ones of any importance. The Russians, although now faced by very much larger forces than they were at the beginning Of the battle) three months ago. are said to be con tinuing their efforts to force tln Austro-German armies out of the Car pathians and open the way to Hun gary. Having successfully taken the western passes they are bending their energies to an attempt to capture tho L'zsok pass and the heights to the northeast of that break in the moun tains. Petrograd claims the Russians ari making steady progress despite tho eiforts of the Austro-Germans to out flank them: but the Austrians insist the recent fighting has been in their favor and that they captured another ft- I';. Is 1?