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Dr. Dameron - Says Report of His
Death Was Greatly Exaggerated
Did Not Go
death was greatly exaggerated did
Hot gon on motorcade at all.
Reports of a serious accident on
the Roosevelt, road in which any
where from one to six people were
killed kept coming into The Republi
ciin office last night until it became
necessary for two members of the
staff to devote, their entire time to
reassuring hundreds of . anxious
questioners that nothing serious had
happened to any of the cars on the
return trip of the big motorcade.
One of the most persistent reports
was to the effect that Dr. and Mrs.
Li. 1). Dameron of this city had been
killed in an automobile accident on
Fish Creek hill. The rnmor had just
reached the Republican office when
the telephone rang again. "Hello, have
you heard a report that Dr. Dameron
has been killed?"
"Yes," said the reporter who an
swered the phone, "but I don't be
lieve it is true." "
"Well this is Dr. Dameron talking,
and I don't believe it either," said
the doctor, who went oh to assure the
Republican a la Mark Twain, that
tlie report (if his death had been
greatly exaggerated.
Dr. and Mrs. Dameron had an
nounced their intention of going to
the dam for the celebration, but
changed their plans, and did not
leave the city yesterday. How the
report, which spread pretty generally
throughout the city, got started is a
mystery. Of such accidents as blow
outs, and minor break-downs there
was an abundance, but efforts to
confirm the somewhat sensational re
ports tnat reached the city last night
resulted in emphatic denials at all
points along the line from Phoenix
to Globe that anything of a serious
nature had occurred to mar the re
turn from the celebration.
o : -
SAX FRANCISCO. April 15. Three
alleged counterfeiters and a complete
outfit o"f tools and metal were cap-turt-d
aboard the sloop Barnacle,
while asleep in their bunks, off Sau
salito. The trio, Thomas B. Boggs,
W. H. Young and Frank Harris, con
fessed, say officers, that they intend
ed counterfeiting $5 gold pieces and
Mlvcr half dollars for use in buying
i pi u in in Mexico. The Barnacle is
the smallest ocean-going sloop on the
WASHINGTON, April 15. Under
proposed regulations of he depart
ment -of agriculture ;toi keep pink boll
weevtl out of the United States, San
Francisco, Seattle, Boston and New
Y rk will be the only ports of entry
for foreign cotton. A conference is
railed here for April 20 on restric
tions. After January 1 the regula
tions provide that all cotton must be
d'sinfix'ted under the supervision of
the department.
PHILADELPHIA, April 15. The se
lect and common councils decided to
allow the historic liberty bell to be
scut to the l'anama Pacific Exposition.
Resolutions providing, for the trip
across the continent were unani
mously' adopted by both branches.
A-'i.yor Blankenburg announced tonight
he would sign the resolution and only
minor details now remain to complete
the arrangements.
KANSAS CITY, April 15. Only one
edition of the Kansas City Star, noon,
will be published tomorrow out of re
spect to the memory of William Rock
hill Nelson, editor and owner, whose
funeral will be held in the afternoon.
Business houses throughout the city
announced they would suspend busi
ness during the funeral hour.
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For biscuits, pie-crust, cakes and
doughnuts, and for frying, Got.
tolene is supreme, because it is
the purest cooking fat and pos
sesses important food values.
It is an exact combination of Specially
refined cottonseed oil, of a grr.de so high '
it is not listed on the market, with puro
beef-stearine from selected leaf beef suet,
It is this precise combination which give
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For econony, as well as for good cooking,
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'Cottoltnt maktt good cooking belter"
Former Provisional Presi
dent of Mexico Issues a
Long Statement Denying
Responsibility for Death
of His Predecessor
NEW YORK, April 15. Vehement
ly asserting that he has nothing to
do with the death of Francisco
Madero, General Huerta issued a long
signed statement tonight setting
forth what he termed his side of the
Mexican question. Huerta declared
he knew who was responsible for
Madera's death, but is keeping it as
a "professional secret." Heads of the
Washington administration, he said,
had been fair to Mexico, and have
been misled by false statements.
Huerta's statement reviewed the
history of the Madero revolution, and
his own accession to the provisional
presidency, and concluded with the
assertion that "my country cannot be
conquered." .-Sixteen millions of men.
women and children will have to be
killed before Mexico will submit to
an invader, he asserted.
Had it not een for the embargo on
the exportation of arms from this
country, Huerta indicated his army
wt-iihi have j,ievailed over those op
posed to it.
The former provisional president
reiterated the assertion he made
when he left Mexico last year, that
he resigned from the position only
because he hoped to bring peace to
the country. He pointed out that in
the eight months that have elapsed
since that date the situation in Mex
ico has become "too sad for me to
analyze deeply."
"Anarchy is too soft a word to call
it," he said. Mexico would eventually
he saved, hut by a Mexican. Who
that would be he did not know.
Huerta declined, in response to
questions, to give any inkling of his
future movements. He denied the re
port he would go to San Antonio,
Texas, or any other point nea the
Mexican border. Discussing the death
of Madero, he said:
"That is a professional secret.
Lawyers have secrets, and doctors
have secrets. I am a soldier, and
why should not a soldier have
secrets? It is not through friendship
for any one that I am withholding
this information. It is a professional
duty. The time will soon come when
my name will be vindicated and, as
Gen. Lee said of General Jackson,
the world will say of . me that I stood
like a stone wall, submitting to
ignominy and insults that have been
heaped upon me."
"It has been said you betrayed the
confidence of President Madero; Is It
so?", he was asked.
General Huerta straightened up, his
eyes flashed and bringing his
clenched fist against his breast, he
"No, I swear it. I was in no way
responsible for his death. It has been
one of the big tortures of my life.
I am sorry I have to keep the
secret. Although I am of a different
race than you gentlemen, I am a
VERA CRUZ. April 15 "Five
thousand enemy dead were counted
during the movement northward from
Celaya. Six thousand prisoners, and
forty field pieces were captured."
This is Obregon's summary of the
result of the fighting about Celaya
where he reported today he gained a
decisive victory over the forces of
Villa. The ringing of church bells,
and parading of soldiers and citizens
conveyed the news of the reported
Carranza 'victory to the public.
NEW YORK, April 15. Lazard and
Freres, bankers, with prominent
French financial connections, an
nounced the engagement of $7,000,000
gold In Ottawa for importation to
New York. This is the largest single
in'port of gold made since the return
flow of the metal started early in the
year. Bankers say there is no espe
cial significance to the transaction.
NEW YORK, April 15. Mrs. Theo
dore Roosevelt was operated on at
Roosevelt hospital. Dr. Alexander
Lambert of the Cornell medical school
was the surgeon In charge. The na
ture of her ailment is undisclosed but
the operation was successful. Colonel
Roosevelt was with her until she went
to the operating room.
BERLIN,' April 15. Butter sold
wholesale at 37 to 39 cents a pound;
swine IS to 24, and calves, live
weight, 10 to 27 cents according to
quality. Eleven hundred head of cat
tle were offered for sale, twenty-three
hundred calves and twenty-three thou
sand swine.
Jones was one of those men who
grumble at everything and everybody,
He was once attacked by inflamma
tory rheumatism and was carefully
nursed by his wife, who was very de
voted to him, in spite. of his fault-finding
disposition. His suffering caused
her to burst into tears sometimes as
she sat by hi bedside.
One day a friend came in nnd asked
him how he was getting on.
"Badly, badly!" he exclaimed; "and
It's all my wife's fault."
"Is it possible?" asked. the friend, in
"Yes. The doctor told me that hu
midity was bad for me, and there that
woman sits and cries Just to make it
moist in' the room." St. Louis Post-
Conference Between Chinese and Ja
- Panese Accomplishes Little
PEKING, April 15. No specific pro
gress was recorded at' the conference
yesterday between the Chinese Foreigrt
Minister, Lu Cheng -Hsiang, and the
Japanese Minister, Eki Hioki. over the
Japanese demands The conference
lasted the usual four hours and ques
tions concerning eastern or Inner Mon
golia were discussed. '
Eastern Mongolia was origjnally
grouped with South Manchuria, and
the Japanese demands with reference
to these two territories are virtually
the same, relating to right of residence
by the Japanese and ownership of
land, mining concessions; obligations
on the part of China to obtain Japan's
consent granting railway concessions
to any third power or to raising loan
from any power for railway construc
tion; transfer of railways.
Owing to the Chinese insistence,
eastern Mongolia and south Manchuria
were not discussed together yesterday.
The Japanese minister contended these
two should be discussed on same bas
is, but Hsiang ..rgued Japan no such
claims in Eastern Mongolia as in the
South Manchuria.
(Continued from Page One)
iean woman who was drowned with
them. .
Rushing northward, the huge wall
of water passed through the town of
St. Johns and submerged sections to
a depth of three feet. The Hunt dam
next went out and tonight water
raced into the village of Woodruff.
Ample warning was given here.
Telephone messages were flashed
throughout the endangered region and
farmers, stockmen and others hurried
out of the irath of the flood, taking
their stock and such property as
they could move with them.
Santa Fe railroad officials took
measures here and at Winslow' to
prevent damage by the flood. The
bridges were weighted and strength
ened and hasty work done to divert
thi currents at threatening points.
The flood was greater than that of
1905, which swept away the prede
cessor of the Lyman dam.
The Story from St. Johns
ST. JOHNS, Ariz., April 15 The
Lyman reservoir was located twelve
miles above St. Johns and was di
rectly across the stream of the Lit
tle Colorado. The dam was part of
a system that belonged to Denver
capitalists headed by John F.
Church, who were Joint owners with
the people of St. Johns. It had a
total capacity of fifty thousand acre
feet and contained from thirty to
thirty-four thousand acre feet when
it broke."
The dam had never been full be
fore, though this was the third year
it had been In. It was holding well
and seemed absolutely safe until
thirty minutes before it broke. The
guard who discovered the break is
on the other side of the river and
details of the break cannot be ob
tained now.
The break occurred between 10:30
o'clock and 11 ofclock last night. But
through the telephone failing to work
nothing was known of the break un
til the water rushed upop the inhabit
tants of St. Johns. The alarm was
quickly given and the 300 people
whose homes were inundated were
quickly rescued, many wading out
through the water in their night
Many of the houses along the wa
ter front on the Little Colorado were
huilt of -adobe and they ; crumbled
quickly and collapsed. At Ei-Tule, a
small Mexican settlement, where some
Americans were living, eight lives
were lost.
Only two of the bodies have as yet
been recovered. Six of the victims
were in one house. They were
Gerald, eight, Louise, six, and Rose,
four, the children of Mr. and Mrs.
Ellis Palmer. Mrs. Palmer was the
school mistress of the district. She
had left her three children with Mrs.
Violet Ray, who was living in the
same house. Mrs. Ray, her daughter
and her son, were also drowned. The
R.tys were recently from Montezuma,
Colorado, and the men of the family
were employed on the reservoir. The
names of the other members of the
Ray. family cannot now be obtained
The other two victims were Mrs.
Jose Saavedra, junior, and her three
months old hahy. Her body is the
e nly one that has been recovered yet,
but a searching party of 150 men is
hunting for the bodies.
The other two dams below St.
Johns were the Meadows and Udell
reservoirs. The Udell reservoir held
the flood for some hours after the
flood struck it, but it broke at 9:30
o!clock this morning and added ten
thousand acre feet to the flood. The
water has not reached the town of
Woodruff yet, but grave damage
must ensue when it gets there as
tiie diversion dam Is so located that
it will throw the flood right into
the town, and everybody has moved
out and taken their loose property
with them in fear of. the approach
ing waters.
If the diversion dam should be
dynamited, It might save the town,
but It !s a cement dam and dyna
miting to effect seems impossible.
The property loss of the dams and
of that lost in St. Johns will reach
$400,000 and some fifteen or .twenty
of St. Johns' leading citizens are ren
dered banl.rupt by the breaking of
the dam. A similar break of the
reservoir of nearly the same size
occurred pome ten years ago with no
loss of life and a much smaller loss
of property.
Report Received Here
Only meager reports of the worst
calamity in ths history of Apache
county, when the Lyman reservoir on
the Little Colorado burst at midnight
of Wednesday, were received in this
city until last night. It was known
only that three children of Mr. and
Mrs.EUis Palmer, and five others were
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caught in the flood at Salado a mile
below the dam and drowned. It was
reported that damages amounting to
$400,000 had been caused. That es
timate probably includes only the cost
Of the reservoir $160,000 and the cost
of the canal system now rendered use
less and which cost in the neighbor
hood of $165,000. No account is taken
in these estimates of "the total finan
cial ruin of pretty nearly every far
mer under the reservoir, the total
acreage being about 15,000.
Mr. C. A. Narramore former record
er of Apache county and well ac
quainted with every family in that vi
cinity said yesterday that in the ab
sence of any information to the con
trary, he believed that the others
drowned were members of the fam
ilv of Severo Chavez, who lived across
the road from the Palmers. Mrs. j
Palmer by the way Is the daughter
of Mrs. Rachael Berry, member of the'
legislature from Apache County and a
sister to Mrs. Patterson, one of the le
gislative clerks. She was engaged in
teaching school at Salado. Mr. Narra
more expects to hear of some damage
at El Tule belyow Salado where there
is also a school. But the rest of the
flood must, have been considerably
lowered by the time it reached El Tule.
,The water in the dam formed a wall
of water forty feet high. The flat be
tween the. dam and Salado is narrow
so that the breast of the flood at Sa
lado must have been not less than fif
teen feet high. There was also some
damage, Mr. Narramore thinks, at
Woodruff, which is also on low ground i
though before reaching that point the
flood must have widened considerably.
When the Salado dam burst some
years ago, the water stood three feet
in the town of St. Johns, But Mr. Nar
ramore sees no reason why it should
have been any higher in consequence
of the collapse of the Lyman dam.
Concho, also below the dam, stands
on the mesa entirely out of the reach
of the flood.
Only the day before Mr. Narramore
received a letter from St. Johns say
ing that it had been raining hard, in
the country above. This rain if it ex
tended into the White Mountains must
have released a great deal of snow,
for as low down as Springerville there
was three feet of snow.
This is the first t'me that the dam
was ever allowed to fill. The great
est height the water had ever been al
lowed to attain was fifteen feet. But
It was thought last fall that the earth
had been settled sufficiently so that
there was no danger that It would
give way.
The dam was practically completed
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in 1911 but some work was done on
it as late as 1913. The dam was con
structed of earth, but had a fifteen
inch facing of rock. Its length at the
top was 600 feet. It had a capacity, of
45,000 acre feet and was intended to
serve 15,000 acres of land. ......
It was built by the Lyman Land
company wth Denver capital. The
stock was divided into 15,000 shares of
which 7,000 were held by the residents
of St.. John and the farmers under tha
system who had paid for their share
with work. The land company retain
ed '8,000 shares.
The dam which was twelve miles
above St. Johns was designed to occur
py a natural basin covering about
1500 acres of land. Previous to the
construction of the dam all the farm
ing in that region was done in the bot-.
toms along the Little Colorado for
there was no way of leading the wa
ter to the higher mesa. But with the
construction of the dam, all the farm
ers abandoned their holdings there
and took up lands on the higher
ground. Most of them had invested
there everything they had in the
world and many of them were in debt.
The canal is now useless since it heads
thirty five feet above the bottom of
the river " Even if the dam should be
rebuilt that will take about two years,
the time spent in the construction of
the dam which has given way. The
abandoned lands in the bottoms would
now be difficult of reclamation for in
the time that has elapsed since they
were cultivated they have grown up to
brush and salt grass.
There are two dams on the Little
Colorado below the Lyman dam. one
the Meadows dam and the other the
Hunt dam. The former taking the
place of a former one is a brush dam
and is probably washed out. The Hunt
dam of more substantial construction
it is thought withstood the flood.
NEW YORK, April 15. Today's
stock market surpassed all records for
considerably over year in' strength,
and in the scope of it's upward sweep,
although the volume of business waa
under that of last Friday. Over 200
separate and distinct issues were trad
ed in, among these being a number of
stocks whose long period of inactivity
had all but causes them to be forgot
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advance, and closed- at a one point
loss. Net gains of 2 to 5 points were
recorded in various stocks. Incon
spicuous specialties made even greater
advances, tlnfoh Pacific U. S. Steel
rind other speculative favorites re
peated the high prices of a day or two
ago. Many other stocks of high and
iow degrees rose to levels unequalled
in several years. Total sales of stocks
amounted to 1,250,000 shares. Follow
ing early irregularities the bond mar
ket turned strong. Total sales re
presented a par value of $4,090,000.
United States coupon Three's de
clined one half per cent on call .
Silver 50; electrolytic $14.75 to
$16.87; copper firm.
Stocks. ; ,:
Amalgamated '74 i-8; ' Smelting 70
3-8; Santa Fe 102 12; St. Paul 93
1-2; New York Central 87 5-8; Penn
sylvania 109; Reading 151; Sauthern
Pacific 92: 'Union . Pacific ' 131 1-8;
Steel 56 718, Preferred 108 3-4.
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Bid Ask
Adventure 2 2
Arizona Commercial .... 6 6
Allouez 48 49
Calumet and Arizona ....65 66
Calumet and Hecla ......498 . 499
Copper- Range ..... ..... 53 64
Daly West . . 3
Ray Consolidated ... .... 22
Greene Cananea 31 32
Hancock . ... 14 14
Isle Royale ...;...:..... 27 27
Lake Copper.'. i.... 11 11
Miami ... 26 26
Mohawk 68 68
Mass. Copper 9 9
Nevada Cons. 15 15
Osceola ' 78 79
Old Dominion ... 49 50
Shannon '. .. 9 9
Tamarack 36 S7
Utah Cons. ... ......... 11 11
Victoria 1 2
Winona 2 2
Wolverine 49 60
North Lake 2 2
South Lake .... 8 8
Chino 44 ,44
Utah Copper ..... ...... 64 65
Inspiration - .' 29 ' 30
Shattuek. ... 21 28
U. V. Extension ...... ..... 2 - 3
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"Why don't you tell your troubles
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''I don't dare.,'; replied the gloomy
person, "He'd probabty arrest me.''
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I The Washington Woman's Club met
J at the home of Mrs. Raymond Fleet
j Wednesday. The resignation of Mrs.
F. W. Weills as president was met
with a feeling of regret by all the
; members. Mrs. Ada Stewart Carson
i was elected to fill her place.
! The subject of the meeting was
"Home Furniture." Mrs. Fleet exhi
j bited many pieces of useful furniture
I she had made herself with burlap,
j mouldings and brads,
j Everybody was astonished at the
baeutiful and artistic furniture she has
I made of boxesa s well as panelling her
j house and the lattice work and pan
ielling In theb all as well as picture
frames she has made of the same ma
' terial. The furniture stain was also
I home made at a very nominal cost.
Brownsberger and Mrs. Briner served
refreshments consisting of Ice cream
and cake.
The young folks of the neighborhood
enjoyed a hay rack ride Saturday ev
ening. Mrs. Augustus Klinefelter from Fort
Lewis School of Agriculture at Hes
perus, Colorado, is here for an extend
ed visit with Mrs. Frank Howard.
This school of which Mrs. Kline
felter is matron of the Girls Depart
ment Is a branch of the Fort Collins
Agricultural college, her son, Lee Kline
felter is a member of the faculty of
Fort Lewis College.
There was no Sunday school at
Washington . Sunday, as all were de
sirous of attending the great revival
now in progress at Glendale, conducted
by the famous revivalist. Burst.
The Rev. Burch is a cousin of our
honored citizen, . W. Belts, the sta
tion agent of the Santa Fe.
, LONDON, April 15. The trial of
the three alleged German spies, Kup
ferle, Hahn and Muller, charged with
rending military - Information to GerT
many, has been set for April '26.
"Did he strike you between phases
of the argument?" . ... t
"No; he struck" me between the
eyes." New York Sun.
;Hlre a. llttlo salesman -at The Re
publican office. A Want Ad will see
more customers than you can.

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