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TIIE MORNING OREGONTAN. FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1915.
DAMS WASHED OUT
Melting Snows Overwhelm Big
Reservoir and Eight Lives
ml..- Are Lost in Flood.
GOPHERS WEAKEN DIKES
Tliree grandchildren of AYoiuan
Member of .Legislature Among
; Those Drowned; Property Dam
age Will Reach Half Million.
HOLBROOK, Ariz., April 13. Tor
rents from the melting- snows of the
Whlto Mountains overwhelmed two
reservoir dams on the Little Colorado
River near St. Johns last night and to
day, drowned eight persons, damaged
property to the extent of half a mil
lion dollars, and left more than 30,000
acres of an irrigation project to the
exigency of dry farming until new
dams are built.
Weakened by burrowing gophers, the
60-foot earthen dam at Lyman, 12
miles south of St. Johns, was the first
to give way at 11 o'clock last night.
Here five Mexicans and the three
grandchildren of Mrs. Raehael Berry,
a member of the State Legislature, lost
Paris of Towi Submerged.
Rushing northward, the huge wall of
-water rolled Into the town of St. Johns,
which is the county seat of Apache
County, and submerged sections of it to
a depth of three feet.
Hunt dam, a smaller dike of the
same character, 20 miles north of St.
Johns, next collapsed, and the flood,
sweeping through the chasms and can
yons of the petrified forest, assailed
the village of Woodruff, 12 miles south
of Holbrook, and raced into this town
Ample warnings had been given, how
ever, to everyone in the danger zone
as soon as the Lyman dam went out.
Telephone messages were flashed
throughout the region, and there was
no further loss of life. Farmers, stock
men and others hurried their families
out of the path of the flood, taking
their stock and such property as they
could move with them.
Pmautlaaa Haatlly Taken.
Santa I"e Railroad officials took
measures here and at Winslow to pre
vent damage by the flood. .- Bridges
were weighted and strengthened, and
hasty work was done to divert the
swirling currents at threatened points.
The Mexicans who were drowned
lived almost under the Lyman dam.
Tho children who lost their lives were
those of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Palmer, liv
ing a short distance from the dike.
The snowfall in the White Mountains
recently has been the heaviest known
in years, and the owners of the dam,
Denver capitalists, had been enlarging
spillways to ease the pressure of the
expected flood. The torrents that
tumbled down the mountains were too
much for the 60-foot earthen dike,
and it gave way practically without
warning, according to reports received
from tit. Johns.
PIONEER OF 1848 DEAD
B. i Hendricks. Grandson of I'irsl
Lane Settler, Passes.
EUGENE, Or., April 15. (Special.)
B. F. Hendricks, a, Lane County pio
neer of 1848. died in Eugene today,
aged "8, at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Rose H. Washburne.
He was born In Henderson County.
Illinois, October 5. 1836, and when 12
years old crossed tue plains with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hendricks.
They settled at Pleasant Hill, October
20, i848. His grandfather, Elijah Bris
tow, was the . first settler in Lane
County. He remained with his par - nts
until he was 21 years old and then
took up a claim on Pleasant Hill. Later
he became a gunsmith, blacksmith, ma
chinist and electrical engineer.
He moved to Springfield a few years
ago. where his wife died. He then went
to California for a short time and re
turned to Oregon, residing in Eugene.
He Is survived by seven children, who
are living In Washington, California
TYPHUS VACCINE FOUND
Discovery by American Bacteriologist
Timely and Important.
NEW TOEIC, April 15 The man of
the hour in New York medical circles
today was Dr. Harry Plotz, a. young
bacteriologist of Mount Sinai Hospital,
who announced last night at a meeting
of the New York Pathological Society
that he had discovered an anti-typhus
vaccine. In view of the recent spread
of this dread disease in Serbia, where
many American physicians are leading
in the fight against it, the discovery
was hailed by physicians as timely as
well as important.
The germ of typhus fever which the
new vaccine is intended to combat has
been christened by Dr. William H.
Welch, head of the medical department
of Johns Hopkins University, as "bacil
lus typhil exanthematus," Dr. Plotz an
Dr. Plotz Is 25 years old.
NOTARIES T0 PAY MORE
l'ccs to State Expected to Increase
$ 1500 Every Four Years.
SALEM, Or., April 15. (Special.)
Under the law regulating notary pub
lic, passed at the recent session of the
Legislature and which will become ef
fective May 22, It is believed the rev
enue to the state from this source
every four years will be increased
about $4500. The license fee under the
old law for a two-year commission
was $2. while under the new one the
fee is ?5 for a four-year commission.
Notaries will be required to designate
the date of expiration of their com
missions upon every document bearing
their stamps, wmcn win nave a ten
dency to prevent acknowledgments be
ing taken arter commissions have ex
$800 INHERITED ALMOST
Stranger Hesitates to Give Legacy
and "Heir" Is Waiting Yet.
How -would you like to have a stran
ger call at your door and pull out a
roll of $800 in greenbacks and an
nounce that an uncle of yours had left
it as a legacy for you, and then have
him decide that he would postpone
Hiving K to you until the next day?
This is the experience W. A. Evans, of
744 Montgomery drive, had recently.
He Is still waiting for the stranger to
The stranger appeared at the door
MISS BAKER FINDS HER
VAUDEVILLE LOT NOVEL
Change From Stock Company, Increased Leisure and Pleasant Experiences
Enjoyed by New Star at Empress, Who Will Appear in Another Sketch.
BY LEONE CASS BAEll.
CCT T TOOK me just one perform-
ance in vaudeville to discover
that its audiences are quite so
phisticated in stage artifices, and that
only simplicity and sincerity will en
able a so-called legitimate artist to win
their hearts. I am particularly proud
of my reception in vaudeville and it is
one of my ambitious undertakings to
go further into it later."
All this said Mary Edgett Baker to
me yesterday in her dressing-room at
the EmpresH. Not all in one sentence
did she say it for she was making up
her pretty face to go on with Walter
Gilbert in the sketch they're using this
week for their debut in the varieties.
"1 spend every moment I can spare
in the wings," Mary went on as she
brushed out a thousand dollars' worth
of roal hair growing on her own head.
Leisure Appeal Strong;.
"1 love the change both the change
from two years' hard work in stock
and the very nice change the engage
ment puts in my little pocketbook.
"The novelty of dashing on and
through an act once in the afternoon
and once in the evening and having all
the lovely time in between to do 'as I
please appeals to me. The shifting en
tertainment, bo like a human kaleido
scope, made up of all talents I find
fascinating. I feel as if I actually grow
when I'm surrounded by so many busy
people, all of them ambitious. The
very atmosphere of vaudeville seems
electric, human and exacting. It's
rather nice, too, to find I have another
string to my bow."
Opera Chance Declined.
Mary Edgett Baker has a half doz.cn
strings to her bow for that matter.
She has a really beautiful soprano voice
and only two weeks ago the manager
of the Lamhardl company offered her
a place in minor roles. "It would have
been a wonderful chance for me to
learn the ins And outs of tho operas,"
said the young actress, "but I've had a
vaudeville bee in my bonnet for so
long that all I could hear was its buzz
buzz. And we're to have a new sketch,
did you know that?'' I told her that I
did not, but was highly in favor of the
idea. "Well," went on Mary E. B.,
"we've got a brand-new sketch, by an
anonymous author, well, he isn't ex
actly anonymous, for Mr. Gilbert and
of the Evans home and asked for Mr.
Evans. He forthwith told Mr. Evans
that in a lot of old papers he (the
stranger) had found the $800 -with a
note that it was for W. A. Evans, of
744 Montgomery drive. The note was
signed by C. W. Evans, an uncle of W.
A. Evans, who died in Oakland, Cal..
30 years ago. The stranger gave his
name as Charles. He was about 30
years of age. Mr. Evans remembered
having had the uncle and the date of
the death corresponded.
The stranger then pulled out a roll
of greenbacks and counted out $800.
He was about to hand it over when
suddenly he pulled it back with the ex
clamation that there was something
he had forgotten. He said he must
see his attorney again before turning
the money over. lie said he would
meet Mr. Evans the next day, where
upon he departed. Mr. Evans kept the
appointment the next day, but the
stranger failed to appear. Mr. Evans
is still waiting. -
PRISON SYSTEM DECIDED
BOARD OK CONTROL VOTES TO
ADOPT MERIT PLAN.
Credit to Be Given Financially and
on Time for Work Pone Con
tract Price Reduced.
SALEM, Or., April 15. (Special.)
Upon recommendation of Superintend
ent Minto, the State Board of Control
today adopted a merit "system for the
Penitentiary which Is designed to im
prove the morals of the prisoners.
Trusties -will be allowed two days for
one while working and. convicts work
ing under guard will be allowed a day
and a half for one. For work that
brings financial returns each convict
will be paid 25 cents a day. Hereto
fore other institutions have been
charged $1.25 a day for each con
vict doing work for them, but, upon
the suggestion of the Governor the
price was fixed at $1. The executive
said he had watched the men working
and he did not believe they earned
Convicts working inside the prison
also will be allowed a day and a half
for each day's work, but they will not
receive remuneration until industries
are installed which will produce
revenue for the state. Convicts who
misbehave will forfeit all merit marks.
Mr. Minto and the members of the
Board believe the new system will be
a great encouragement for good be
havior, and that a large majority of
the prisoners will work faithfully in
order that their terms may be short
ened. The Board today entered an order
that the Governor's saddle horse be
maintained in the barn at the Insane
Asylum. While the animal belongs to
the Governor he purchased it primarily
for use in inspecting the state farms
and institutions. So the Board decided
that it should be kept at the expense
of the state.
LUTHERANS TO FEDERATE
Tentative Constitution Adopted by
Representatives of Seven Bodies.
TOLEDO, O.. April 15. Initial steps
toward a federation of all Lutheran
bodies in this country and Canada "were
announced here today. Representatives
of seven of the general bodies of the
Lutheran Church, meeting here, adopt
ed a 'tentative constitution that will
be presented to general bodies at their
Synods represented a membership of
more than 1.500,000 and the bodies rep
resented included the joint synod of
Ohio and other states, the general
synod, the Iowa synod, the Danish
eynod, the general council, the synod of
Canada and the synod of the South.
LEBANON WOMAN IS DEAD
K. B. Montague's Stepmother Suc
cumbs at Olympia, 'Wash.
R. B. Montague, Yeon building, re
ceived news last night of the death of
his stepmother. Mrs. C. B. Montague,
of Lebanon, Or., while visiting at the
home of a son. Dr. N. J. Redpath, at
Olympia, Wash. She was 76 years old,
and was the widow of the late Colonel
Montague, who died about two years
Mrs. Montague was known promi
nently throughout the Willamette Val
ley. She was the daughter of Dr. N. J.
The funeral will take place 6aturday
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Mary EdKctt Raker. AVlio Glvn
Her Jmpreaaions of Vaudeville
the management of the theater and 1
know who wrote, but we aren't telling.
We open Monday afternoon in the new
sketch. Gee," and Mary's eyes grew
dark with seriousness, "how I have to
work in the short time allotted to
make a vivid impression. I1 summon
up every atom of intelligence, ambition
and acting knowledge that I have when
it comes my turn. But I surely do like
it all, and I m glad and happy for the
JOHN BONNY NEAR DEATH
FAMOUS MOTION PICTURE COME
DIAN ILL IX BROOKLYN.
Success on Screen Follows Long Career
In Minor Roles, Including; Seauon
AVlih Portland Company.
NEW YORK. April 15. John Bunny,
comedian of the screen, was thought
to be at death's door today of a com
plication of kidney and heart ailment.
He has been ill for three weeks at his
home in Brooklyn. Today was one of
his worst days.
Mr. Bunny, whose face and figure
are known to millions of moving pic
ture devotees, is 52 years old. lie has
been on the stage for 30 years, achiev
ing his greatest success within, recent
years as a moving picture actor.
John Bunny, the famous moving pic
ture comedian, who is reported at
death's door at his home in Brooklyn,
was once a member of Cordray's Stock
Company in Portland, in the days when
that organization played in a theater
at Third and Yamhill streets, which
had its beginnings in a high board
tence and a couple of tents.
At Cordray's Bunny appeared as a
comedian in 1892. His name was
printed on the programme "J. H. Bun
ny." His engagement lasted through
the better part of a season, and he
was measurably popular. While he
played three months in Portland and
three months in Seattle for Mr. Cordray,
tlie parts assigned him were not star
After leaving Portland Bunny played
with numerous Eastern organizations
and returned to Portland several times
with road companies. He made no
noteworthy successes until he went
into the movies. There his popularity
has been phenomenal.
Prominent Nightrlder Sentenced.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky April 15.
P. C. Jenkins, a prominent resident of
Butler County, was found guilty in Cir
cuit Court here today and sentenced to
four years and one day in the peniten
tiary on the charge of being connected
with night raiding operations in West
"Wages of 12,000 Men Increased.
CALUMET. Mich., April 15. Twelv
thousand men employed by the Calumet
& Hecla Mining Company and subsi
diary properties received an Increase of
10 per cent in wages by an announce
ment made today. The wage rate in
effect prior to the outbreak of the
European war is thereby restored.
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Your druggist sells Poslam. For free
sample write to Emergency Laborato
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Poslam Soap, antiseptic, hygienic, as
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for Men Who Drink
There is no more excuse now for men
and women neglecting to secure the
Neal Treatment for the serious dis
eased condition of alcoholic or drug
poisoning of the syBtem than there is
neglecting to go to a physician or hos
pital when afflicted with carbolic acid
poisoning or other serious human ail
ments. Under the direction of high
class, experienced physicians, the Neal
Treatment may be taken at home, hotel
or club, with accommodations, privacy,
"eats and drinks" the equal of the
average foun.d at our best hotels or
clubs, in one of the fine private rooms
at the Neal Institute, 443 Broadway,
corner College. Phone Marshall 2400,
or at any of our high-class
Neal Institutes In 60 Principal Cities
NAVAL BASE REPORT
DENIED BY JAPAN
Rumored Fortification of Tur
tle Bay, Mexico, Is De
STRANDED SHIP SALVAGED
Ambassador at Washington Says Op
erations Are Confined to Wrecked
Cruiser and Territory In Vi
cinity Is Not Wanted.
-WASHINGTON. April 15. An offi
cial statement authorized by the Jap
anese Embassy today characterized as
"preposterous" reports that a naval
base had been established at Turtle
Bay, Lower California, and ' declared
'Jthere never has been any intention
on the part of the Japanese govern
ment to locate a naval base or occupy
any territory on the west coast of
Operations of Japanese warships in
Turtle Bay, embassy officials said,
were solely for the purpose of salvag
ing the stranded cruiser Asama. It
was said that while detailed reports
from the scene had not been received.
as the Consul-General at San Francisco
was handling the matter, landing on
the shore of the bay probably had been
found necessary in connection with the
Japanese Fishermen There.
Of reports that a naval base had been
established, the embassy statement
"It is more than absurd; it is prepos
terous. There never has been any in
tention on the part of the Japanese
government to locate a naval base or
to occupy any territory on the west
coast of Mexico. A few Japanese risn
ermen, about a score in number per
haps, frequent the waters of this bay,
but they -have no connection whatever
with the Japanese naval establish
Dispatches from Los Angeles telling
of the gathering of foreign warships
in the secluded Mexican haven, of a
'large camp ashore and of mines laid
in the harbor, created no sensation
among Washington officials. Assistant
Secretary Roosevelt said the Isavy e
partment was without advices as to
just what had happened, but that if
anything extraordinary was going on
it certainly would have been reported
by the American warships in the vicin
ity. He added that it would not be
unueual if the Japanese had. landed in
connection with their efforts to save
American Goes to Aid Crew.
When the Asama first went ashore
and news of her plight came to Wash
ington every effort was made to pre
vent the information from reaching
Germany before assistance could be
sent. Responding to the call for im
mediate succor for the personnel of the
Asama, Admiral Howard hastened to
Turtle Bay from San Diego on his flag
ship, the cruiser San Diego, and the
cruiser Raleigh also went to the scene.
But before the aid of these vessels
could be extended a Japanese collier
and two Japanese warships appeared
and Admiral Howard steamed away.
A Japanese guard has been main
tained in the bay and vicinity since,
while the Japanese government has
endeavored to make arrangements with
American wrecking companies to float
Salvage Xot Opposed.
Inquiries from some of these com
panies as to whether the relief work
could be undertaken without violation
of neutrality developed no opposition
on the part of the State Department
here, though it was pointed out that
the question was one for the Mexican
government to decide.
The country along the Lower Cali
fornia coast is barren and without rail
road or telegraphic communication
with the rest of the world, and passing
vessels keep well out to sea because
of the dangerous coast, so that it is a
rare thing for news to reach the outer
Sparks loni Chimney Start fire.
Fire, caused by sparks from a chim
ney, started last night on the roof of
a wooden building at 349 stark street,
adjacent to the Oregon Hotel on the
west. A squad of police under Captain
Inskeep cleared the street of pedes
trians and automobiles and the fire
was conquered with chemicals. The
damage was slight.
F YOU were a boy, I guess youd smile too
with a new
That's what this boys' shop is for: To please the boys and
You can buy no better, sturdier clothes than these Norfolk
suits with the two pairs of knickers. Everything; possible has
been done to make them yield absolute satisfaction. See them
Friday and Saturday S4.95 Upwards.
Write ana mail the above card before
FOSTER'S FREE TRIPS.
An award to every contestant. For
second value, $4.00; third value, ?3.00; fourth value, $2.00; Iitth value, SI.
Other awards too numerous to mention.
Lists of stores giving FOSTER'S FREE TRIPS can be secured free from
the Basket Grocery Co., 248 Alder St.; Central Drug Co., 374 Morrison
St.; Max Smith, florist, 104 Sixth St.; Montgomery Pharmacy, Third
and Montgomery; Peoples Clothing Co., 104 Third St. Winners will be
announced in this paper one week from Sunday with answers. More than
one reply accepted. Mail replies at
500 EXPECTED TO DINE
SALKM COMMERCIAL CUB TO EX.
TERTAIN FARMERS SATURDAY.
Programme Aimed to Acquaint Resi
dent of Marion and Folic With
City's Baaliieii Houaea.
SALEM, Or.. April 15. (Special.)
That the dinner to be given by the
Salem Commercial Club to the farmers
and their families of Marion and Polk
counties In this city Saturday will be
a big success is indicated by the large
number of invitations that have been
accepted. More than 3000 were mailed,
and Secretary Moores. of the club,
says there will be at least 500 in at
tendance. The object of the dinner is
to give the rural folk- a better acquain
tance with Salem and its business in
stitutions. Mrs. V. L. Elliott, president of the
Salem Women's Club, is chairman of a
committee appointed to decorate the
tables and receive the visiting "women.
The club has been advised that delega
tions from various cities and towns,
such as Woodbum, Silverton, Mount
Aneel. Dallas and Independence, will
The band of the employes of the Port
oujt and extra Knickers!
Friday and Saturday Specials
Boy' $1.50 Corduroy Knee Pants ; age S to -18,
Boys' and Children' 50c Romper and Allover
Suits, ages 1 to 10, 39c.
Youths' $1.00 and $1.50 Shirts, detached col
lars, stiff cuffs, very special, 69c.
Boys' and Children' $1.00 and $10 Straw
Boys' 25c Collar and Tie to match, plain colors,
15c, two for 25c. second floor.
Morrison Street at Fourth.
M II M a i) ii ii ii
April 22, with the name of a store
the first correct reply received we
land, Eugene & Eastern llailway will
play, and Oean S. Mendenhall, of the
Willamette College of Music, has prom
ised to have the University Glee Club
aid in the entertainment. George K.
Kodgers, formerly Mayor of Salem,
Will be toastmaster, and L. J. Chapin.
county agriculturist, will direct the
farmers' institute part of the work.
THREE MAROONED IN RIVER
Coburg Trio Cling to Log: 2 2 Hours
After Being Drenched.
EUGENE, Or.. April 15. (Special.)
Two men and a boy drenched in the
cold McKenzie" River spent 22 hours
on a log in the middle of the stream,
until rescued by searchers today. The
three were William Henderson. Lem
Latham, and Glen Ditto, all residents of
They had a narrow escape from
drowning yesterday when their boat
struck a snag in the swift river, cap
sized and threw them into the . icy
water. They were washed against a
log fast ir the stream, and eax'h was
able to cling to this.
All day they stayed there. At night
when they didn't . return searching
parties were formed.
Oregon Reception la Held.
PAN FRANCISCO. April 15. O. M.
H A H n ii i
in Portland nearest your home giving
will give a grand prize.
Exchange Building, Portland, Or.
of the Oregon Ex-
ion; Mrs. Clark and
Miss Mabel With
ycombe. daughter of
the Governor of
guests of honor
Oresron, were tba
tonight at a recep
d dance in the Ore-
tion, musicale an
gon pavilion at
Thomas G. Sailey,
hostess was Mrs.
hostess of the Ore-
PORT MAY ISSUE BONDS
Siublaw Commission's Act Not Re
strained, Rules Court.
EUGENE, Or., April 13. (Special.)
The Siuslaw Port Commission has the
right to vote and sell harbor improve
ment bonds at will, up to the legal
limit of 10 per cent of the assessed
valuation of the diHtrlct, and In not
subject to a referendum vote of the
people, according to a decision In the
Circuit Court returned by Judge Skip
worth today. The case may be carried
to the Supreme Court; otherwise this
removes the inAt ohftt&cle for the sa'.e
of $100,000 harbor improvement bonds
for work expocted this year.
The case in the Circuit Court was
that of H. H. Earle, of P.lachly, against
T. J. Neeley, of Maplcton, secretary of
the Sfuslaw Port Commission. and
against the individual members of the
Simon Salvage Co.
of 131-133 First St.
Sonant the SIBO.OOO Salvage
Steele of the Jonea' Cash Store,
Which "Was Slightly Daniased
Save yenr nlekela and dimes
for the moat etueadua fire
of Men a. VI omen a and
ChilaVen'a Kuralahlaae, Hate
end bhoea. Furniture, Hard
ware, Ureeerlra, lirddlna and
Dry (iooda. See M u n d a y'a
newspaper for full particu