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kingdom. And when they bad sua; an hymn, they weat out into the
Liount of OliTes. .Matthew 25: 2
THE PITILESS FLOOD
The eyes of the nation and of the world are turned in
symDathv to the work of the liitiW flood tat loosn through
I the breaking of the St. Francis dam, pouring an avalanche
of water through the San Fiancisquito canyon, snuffing out
the lives of perhaps 1000 or more set tiers' in their homes in
the darkness of the night
It is a great pity that such a toil of death is necessary to
warn the builders of such works against faulty construction:
or such must be the conclusion concerning the cause. The
nau ui tuw-icic v txs nut ctiiuiiutcu in aucii a iiiiiiiier as
be safe. It is a story that makes, one feel faint in thoughts
of how puny is man in the hands of the elements.
It is generally agreed that it is high time for making the
beginnings for the centenary celebration of the coming of
the missionaries, in 1934. Chicago is preparing now for the
.celebration of the one hundredth centenary of the founding
u ; city; Whose beginnings
idiryjr fcnndred million
atory to the grtjat event. The occasion of the 1934
centenary celebration in Salem is a greater one. Here wili
be celebrated the founding of an empire; the placing of the
whole Pacific northwest under
There are to be strenuous
of the Salem municipal camp
ing people here are protesting
public convenience, it be made better and more beautiful
an outstanding advertisement for the progress of our city!
All right. Let everybody be heard.
AVTHCf M? SON'S SWEETrkACTS. CjONFESSQNS OFA
Fenton. a periodical drunkard, has!
jast' obtained her first job as a
w i j i mt . ,
typist in the office of Armitage ic
Her father continually harpsi
M a nnn T.tti rfa m At hor fetw o t a I
I ran away with a man who hadher father had not yet arrived,
fj more money than he. and insists stie took off the precious frock
f every woman has her price. and put on her bungalow apron.
ion i David Kenmore. who has
known poverty, and who also
works for Armitage & Son.
The second day in the office
she becomes acquainted with
Hjr Andrews, who cherishes a
cret fondness for David
In the girls' rest room Emily
gives what she terms the "low
down on the new Btenog." Claire
Stanhope champions Lynda. After
work that evening Emily Intro
i daces Lynda to the "bunch." She
Is made to feel uncomfortable.
Later she meets David. He
"Ulkes her Uo & restaurant, and
I loans ner money, ana wonaersjie oniy way or telling the time
wrry be s never kissed her. Lynda
gives David her note for aseney
he's loaned her.
NQWjOO OaLWITJI TIJE STORY' wiliSht had deepened into dark
; T -;J..f V, ' :fMftt ?e- She started to light the gas
Chapter 8 i : i
? -A Letter' from Dad
; -AVTD took the note from Lyn-
Irf Vda and carefully put it in his
I V 111 f 1 J A ltk , V. . o m
' UuilViUt uu n ivu k lie oaiuc
seriousness wrote out a check on
he bank where a few months be
fore he had opened his first ac
count when he found his father
; helping himself to an occasional
Ulli or inu, nun u uc uau uiuuru
under his linens in the bureau
.The whole transaction amused
htm very much.
.'He never expected to bring this
note forward for payment, but
knew Lynda would be insulted if
be told her so. However, he did
not question its legality any more
than she did. and both felt im-
'maiiulr imnnrtant whn the trans-
AWivu o . 11 11V. u
-"You learned at, school. Lyn."
he said, "how to endorse a check.
Put your name on the back of this
little paper and I'll go with "you
tomorrow noon and cash it."
, "I also learned not to endorse
checks before going to the bank,
iand thin It it is lost no one can
icah It but me," returned Lynda,
"Attn girl," said David. "She
already a regular little business
"I'm glad you think so, dear.
&n4 I want you to know I am
more and 'more grateful for ev-
rv thing you've done for. me. If
Ut hadn't been for the thought of
yon. I'd never have been able to
get through this day. i just ae-
termined to keep on being myseir,
and not try to be like them, after
beard those girls in the office
talk. Yon like me to be myself.
1 ow t dLyntfi-dear
' . Wi? romw back from
l vt -trip.-! shall have eome-
t y -say to yott." :
tT"An(TT and I shall be glad to
hear It," ahe answered, without
pae toaen of coquetry.:
lot try to make David understand
bat she did not know what ne
tneant. MBnt ; now, l must get
'inn before Dad Keta .there. I li
you in the morning-."
i In a sodden lit or shyness i.yn
la almost ran down the street.
fifteft she had dropped the check
f aside her waist, and solemnly
Vyfo David's hand. For Just a
!Ulph H Ki'ii t. Advertiitsr Mr
Uj F Stifr - - Supr;t4B
W U. Htuirwi. (iimUM M"tM
E. A Rhot'S Livestock Uiur
W. t". Csr - - Pa;iry I4r
catti is ts nJ !
VS. 31st St : C efs. lrvi--t Bid
Crcs.!at: jb Offic
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not drink henceforth of this fruit of
crink u new with you ir. my hatntr
1 ' u ...
reach back to 1833. That city
dollars on city beautification,
the Stars and Stripes.
objections to the abandonment
grounds. Some forward look
that instead of giving up this
he had alwavk notfreH
become a soft, white thing like a
piece of living velvet which he
wanted to hold against his cheek.
After she got home, she found
the k"Chen she found a
t,e riour and one eS- With this,
ancl a little baking powder, she
mixed some pancakes. There a
Em-Jst,li enough coffee for a cup. This
se-:w13 maue in the percolator which
David had given her for Christ-!
"i. men wniie waiting for her
iaiaer. sne started to
dust his room, opening the win
dows wide, for it was foul with
the smell of sour liauor and rant
How Jong she waited she did
not know, for the old clock in the
'church steeple down the street w
She must have been so busy she
did not notice when it last tolled
the hour, for the earlv summer
tn her father's room, and anw
note hanging to the gas Jet.
A premonition of tragedy set
her trembling, even before she
opened it. Then she read:
"My dear little girl:
"You may not think that what I
call you at the beginning of this
letter is true, but it is. When I
am John Fenton, you are the
thing I love best on earth. In
deed, you are the only thing I
have to love; but when I am what
I was last night, I'm Just plain
"Because I must confess It I
am a slave to drink, and because I
love you. I'm going to leave. Don't
feel grieved about it, as I've beed
thinking it over for a long time.
I'm not going to saddle you any
longer with such a hopeless thing
and take the best years of your
life. I lost my Job the day before
you graduated and you know
"Some day. dear child, if fate
Is better to me than she has been.
and I get on my feet, I'll come
back, and make a great confession
"Bad and selfish as I am.
wouldn't leave if I didn't know
you'd get along better without me.
I am leaving you twenty-five dol
lars, which will get your food un
til your first payday.
"I am deeding the house over
to you. You'll find the deed In
the upper drawer of the bureau In
your room. All you have to do Is
to sign It. The lot will be quite
valuable some day, and I've al
ways managed to pay the taxes
on it, with ail my craving for
"Tell David all about it He's
all right. In spite of what I said.
If you need help, go to him.
"YOUR LOVING, BUT WORTH
. Lynda read the note over and
over again, as people always do
when they cannot at first grasp
bad news; then, when she fully
realized what ber father bad done,
she threw herself face downward
on the bed and., through tears and
sobs, begged him to come back.
She accused herself of not being
kinder to him when he had one of
(To be Continued.)
Reaii the Classified Ads
THE OREGON STATESMAN SALEM. OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 14, 1928
MISS IK TUB
University of Washington
Co-ed Prepares To Mar
tAP)Miss Nancr Miller of Seat-
tie or as she wili henceforth be
ov .,,.. unL.4
hersAf to marry the ex-maharajab
of Indore by becoming a conrert to,
the Hindu religion.
The rnnTcrdoa rites were oer-
fornied without any obserTable: ination group have outlasted more
hindrances or objections such as! colorful but also more erratic nY
Lai been thensiu possible. Therei- Heeney holds a decision orer
,: a v i- i -Riko hnt Jahnnr hait beaten Pa
ct co ii a 11 r i a a it; uiueruig ui
Indians and sonie Europeans to"'. e aeieaiea nuuni
witness ih- Tites. and the bride-! Tom" aa wet a9 Sharkey, who
. i s i. heM the Ve-ar Zealander to a. draw.
eieil. axiougu hiuhuuj liiiyrtrsa -
, .i . . i
' 1 1 :i i j . t- i li.ii ( ( -. r : ' ' ! i rii uai. i ill-
iv preserved her composure and 1 tveen them, both are the shock
if po5ieioa. absorbing type. everlating aggrea,-
licr face n?traved the strain ofiiTe aEd difficult to beat,
.ho r.tu, trri.., Ki k. Neither stands out a a real
, ,.n vi i ,v::hreat to Tunnev's crown. On the
i ccLiaiijr tiuu1. cauiv wueu uv
as tailed upon to renounce the;olner Dana u ia oe exiremeiy
faith of her fathers and solemnly i difficult for Gentleman Gene to
swear adhesion during the remain- Put either Tom or Johnny on the
dr of her life to the Hindu creed,
All is now ready for the sol-!method or handling tne rougn ana
einnizatioa of her wedding to the tumble boys by fighting the late
former maharajah which is set for! IIarry GTet 8mething like five
Saturday. j times.
When interviewed after thecer-i
fonnii th Htes less an nrdenl th an
. 7 7 r . . .
ue naa exDeciea. sne exmainea
that the name she had adopted.
Devi Sharmista, was that of a fa
mous queen of Indian history 10
centuries before Christ. She said
she would retain the Indian dress
as long as she stayed in India.
For the rites Miss Miller was
dressed in a blue green brocade
with a gold saree covering her
head. She wore no Jewels except a
necklace of blue glass beads with
red grass bangles.
Hindu maidens, some of them
wearing elaborate diamond rings,
walked around the sacrificial fire
barefooted at one stage of the cere
mony and then squatted on the
floor Indian fashion opposite six
priests who chanted Sanskrit
uymns and Mantras from the Ve
da, the hojy book of Hinduism.
All of this while other priests
tended the holy fire and sprinkled
holy water on their fair skinned
ronvert. signifying her purifica
tion. Each time this was done Miss
Miller nodded acceptance of the
She wa3 assisted by two ladies
of the Holkar family, while Hindu
gentlemen sitting next to her ex
plained the meaning of each pro
cess of the ceremony. A conspic
uous figure throughout was Miss
Millers grandmother sitting be
hind her. j
At the conclusion of the rites as
her purification was attested by
..f er.ana J?"ered ber bits of
lutuauui meat. no earoo onrl v,
cocoanut meat. The saree and bod
ice were taken from a tray and
placed about her, signifying that
the ceremony was completed.
The assembled priests and wise
men blessed her amidst cries of
"Hindu dharma ki Jai" meaning
"God bless the Hindu religion."
While returning after the cere
mony a committee of the depress
es udsses met tne new convert
ana maae an address of welcome,
declaring that seventy million de-
pressed people suffering from un-
ioia iniquities and sorrnwa lnnto
lo her as the usher of a new era
f equality for the Hindu fold.
KINGMAN. Arizona. March 13.
(AP). Arthur Newton, the
great British long distance run
ner, showed his heels to the rest
of the field today to win the tenth
lap of the coast to coast marathon.
He covered the 28.8 mile stretch
from Oatman. Ariz., to his city
in 4 hours, 3 minutes.
Already leader in total elapsed
time, the lanky entrant from
Rhodesia, South Africa, boosted
his advantage heavily again today.
His total time for the 345.7 miles
covered since the race got under
way at Los Angeles March 4 was
53 hours 32 minutes.
Paul Simpson of Charlotte. N.
C, was second to complete today's
stretch. His time was four hours.
10 minutes, giving him a total
elapsed time of 74 hours, 56 min
utes, 59 seconds. Simpson led
the field at the 18 mile mark, but
relinquished it shortly after as
Newton's steady pace carried him
to the fore.
CLEAR OUT OF II
BY A LAX J. GOULD
Associated Press Sports Editor
NEW YORK. Mar. 13. "(AP)-
If it accomplished nothing else the
victory of Johnny Risko, the big
rough and tumble man, over Jack
Sharkey has settled two hotly dis
puted points to the satisfaction of
most of the eagle-eyed experts:
(1) That Sharkey no longer
can "take it." lending color to the
long persistent view that the Bos
ton sailor can be put down as an
other victim of Jack' Dempsey s
vicious body punching: and (2)
that if there has been any under
cover scheme to boost Sharkey In
to a heavyweight championship
match with Gene Tunney it has
fallen completely to pieces.
Pew fistic points have been more
rigorously debated than these two
over the past year. There were
those who insisted Sharkey should
have been given the decision over
Dempsey on a foul ; while others
wagged a knowing head and pro
claimed that the Boston sailor was
"cinch" to meet Tunney, elimin
ations to the contrary notwith
.uiuuj .1111C1 HO. IU SUB UAUtl.1 ft W S Hlf r ' , II I
Both groups of -wise onei" now
seem. like Sharkey to bar taken
it on in chin. At the moment
nothing appears more conclusive
than that Sharker is thoroughly
and indisputably eliminated. He
has. had two big chances to re-establish
himself as a contender and
Lacking though they may be in
some of the colorful requisites of
championship challengers, Johnny
Risko and Tom Heeney now stand
unquestionably at the topVofithe
elimination heap. Unless ""Jack
Dempsey yields to Tex Rickard's
persuasion and changes bis mind
. - - - i ia a j-
Heeney now stand unquestionably
Ut the top the elimination i heap.
' Lnless Jack Dempsey yields to
Tex Rickards persuasion and;
changes bis mind about a tome-j
Rirto and Heeney demand
nfee Paggers oi ms ciim-
- i av-.
There isn't mnrh to choose be -
j floor. But Tunney mastered the
' A XVlVyVIVkJ JJ t
PORTLAND. March 13. (AP
Joe Marcus, Portland light
weight, won a clean cut ten round
decision over Tommy Cello, San
Francisco, in the main event of a
boxing program here tonight. Cel
lo while a flashy fighter was
credited with only the third and
ninth rounds by newspapermen.
Marcus experienced little difficul
ty in evading Cello's blows
In the six round semi final
Tommy O'Conneil of Everett,
Wash., and Tommy Seaman, Port
land, battled to a draw. Each
weighed 116 pounds.
In the other scheduled six round
event Teddy Fox. Salem. 126
pounder, scored a knockout in the.
second round over Young Villa.
Portland. It was a slashing, hard
punching battle while it lasted.
George Hval, Portland and Jim
my Wilde. Winnipeg, fought four
rounds to a draw at 145 pounds.
Earl Stulte, Tillamook, won a
decision over Bllry Watson, Eure
ka, Cal.. in the four round curtain
raiser. Each weighed 140 pounds.
7500 Visit Bishop's Store
Because of Statesman Ad
Sevenyt-five hundred people vis
ited Bishop's clothing store last
night, according to a count kept
by employes. All this came about
through an advertisement carried
in the Statesman Tuesday morn
ing, concerning the store s dis
play in connection with the spring
opening, and an announcement
that a Pendleton blanket would
be given away on a free drawing.
The blanket was won by Mrs.
Clarence Townsend, 1540 D street.
A feature of the store's display
was the omdernistic art arrange
ment of the show windows, and
the ensemble wardrobe for men
exhibited. The windows were
dreaaed bv Hal Hart, decorator
who recently came here from the
RECOVER EIGHT BODIES
Find -Corpses of Members of Crew
After Flood raises uver
NEWHALL. Cal.. Mar. 13.
(AP) The bodies of eight of the
175 workmen employed by the
Southern California Edison com
pany, and camped near the dam
have been recovered and identi
Bits For Breakf nat
On the way
The Silver Creek Falls national
In the room of the senate com
mittees on agriculture and forest
ry, there hang 10 beautiful pic
tures of Silver Creek falls, taken
within three miles. They are pho
tographs, beautifully colored. 14
by 18 inches In size.
' Senator McNary writes the Sa
lem chamber of commerce that the
photos are attracting a great deal
of favorable comment. They will
help to put over the project for the
This should be accomplished, if
possible, before the 193 4 centenary
celebration ot the coming oi tnelWith the other, and ran to the
And the 3300,000 Champoeg!
memorial building ought to be
ready by 1934. And the Champoeg
highway between Fortland and
And there must be a story writ
ten of the coming of the mission
aries, to be acted out In the great
pageant of 1934; to be repeated
every four or five years, and per
haps every year. Here is work
ahead for Salem; for the pioneers
ot the Oregon country; for -Wil
lamette university, and - for the
great Methodist church wherever
It is represented In Ihe whole
MELLON RECITES HIS
(Continue from pir 1-)
he declined to accept on those
terms the $50,000 in bonds sent
him by Hays because he did not
want to make a contribution tnat
would appear to be something it
was not.' .;:""'
He knew the bonds came from
Sinclair, he said bat did not sus
pect any connection between the
contribution and Sinclair's lease
of Teapot Dome. Mr. Butler, In
the same way. refused to accept a
s noo couinmeat of bonds
eren though he did not know, he
said, that Sinclair was the origin
al source. Both Mellon and Butler
were approached by Hays late la
ia si after the Teapot Dome In
quiry began but before it derelop-
ed into a national scanaai.
Mr. Mellon in bis testimony re
iterated what he said In a com
munication to Senator Walsh, dem
ocrat, Montana, the committee
prosecutor, late Saturday after the
committee had found a rather
mysterious memorandum written
by the late John T. Pratt, of New
York City and bearing the names
of Weeks, "Andy." Butler and Dn
r-siot icu CI VCD UPflnQ
TOWARD THIS COUNTRYi&arch for relatives and friends
lUllHiiu iinw www -j xhronrhont that triD from t
(Conticaei from P l-
isumed to carry the adventurous on
their tierilous journey.
While there is some uncertainty
attached to the identity of Cap
tain Hinchliffe's partner because
of the unceremonious nature of
the start, he is thought to be Gord-
friend of Ilinchliffe with whom he
... . ;
! has heen recently associatea
Woman's Name Mentionea
Some speculation was aroused
by the recent report that the Hon
orable Elsie Mackay, noted sports-pltcned .nt0 the maeistrom and
m-nman and dauehter of
i " "
inrnrane. nroDosea iu
American ingnt wun jv"""baby aa the water crushed her
Hinchliffe and this was enlivened ; nome but a swir,ing b.;now tore
because eltorts to learn oi ""ithe infant from her grasp and it
whereabouts toaay were reuuncuWas swept to deata An older
at the family residence.
Hinchliffe who announced iasi:awav
week that he intended to make a j c. II. Hunck. 80 vears old.
long distance flight to India before !8ieeping in his home a' mie and
trying tne aangerous iranawuwv.
venture, left even His wite wnn-
out definite information or nis,round nimseif struggling in the
purpose. Airs. Mincniure ioiu me
Associated Press that she knew
her husband had planned an Am -
erican flight for some time but he
had not informed her of the date
of the start. She received notifi
cation in the course of the day
from her husband's associate, that
Hinchliffe vras off on the Atlantic
In sleepless anxiety Mrs. Hinch
liffe reclined tonight close to a
telephone, awaiting a hopeful re
port of her daring husband's bold
Fuel Load Large
The Stinson plane "Adventure"
which Captain Hinchliffe is pilot
ing, left the Cranwell airdrome at
8:40 a. m. It was loaded with fuel
for a long Journey 3,000 miles
or more, and it required a run of
the full length of the field, more
than a mile, before the plane took
the air. Then in a strong westerly
breexe it sped in the direction of
Much mystery has been at
tached to the preparations which
Captain Hinchliffe has been mak
ing recently to establish a nonstop
record and to fly the Atlantic from
'east to west, a feat never yet suc
The distance between Cranwell
and Halifax. N. S.. is approxim
ately 2,000 miles, well within the
range of the 3.000 miles fuel sup
ply which Hinchliffe's plane. "The
A direct flight to New York
from Cramwell would be about
3.000 miles which would leave
little margin of fuel in the event
of head winds or other delay.
Flyer's History Picturesque
Captain Hinchliffe. who is one
of the picturesque airmen in Great
Britain, acted as pilto for Charles
A. Levine while the latter was in
Europe last summer with his
transatlantic monoplane Columbia.
Hinchliffe and Levine abandoned
the idea of making a flight to the
United State-, and started a long
distance trip to India which ended
in Vienna and Levine and the cap
tain eventually made a trip to
Italy where the Columbia met with
Hinchliffe or "Hinch" as his
fellow aviators call him, lost an
eye during the world war but has
seven? enemy planes logged to his
credit in war department files.
He is known as a "storm -iazrd,"
flying much by natural instinct
and the saying is in British avia
tion cricles that he could just
about fly to Paris, Amsterdam or
Colgone with his good eye shut if
It were necessary.
He is tall, slender and smooth
shaven. He has more than 8,000
flying hours to his credit.
GRAPHIC STORY ABOUT
FLOOD TOLD BY MANY
(Continued from pf 1.) , y j
rider into a high eucalyptus trees.
Several houses on the river side
of Fillmore were carried away
while orchards almost a half mile
wide were cleaned away leaving
scarcely a twij,.
Youth Saves Sisters
'iAnd that little Pete Labara,"
laughed rscotty." "He hollered to
his folks to run but they said the
noise was just the wind. Pete,
sixteen years old he is. grabbed
his ten year old sister with one
hand and his 12 year old sister
hills. Stayed there all night, he
did- ha, ha without a stitch of
An Old Recipe
to Darken Hair
By JANICE RANDALL
knows that Sage
Tea and Sulphur,
back the natural
color and lustre to
the hair when
faded, streaked or
gray. Years sgo the
only way to get this
mixture was to
make it at home, which is massy and
Nowadays we simply ask atany drug
store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur
Compound." You win get a large bottle
of this old-time recipelmproved by the
addition of other ingredients, for only
75 cents. Everybody uses this prepara
tion now, because no one can possibly
tell that yott darkened your hair, as it
does it so naturally and evenly You
dampen a sponge or soft brush with it
and draw this through your hair, tak
ing one small strand at a time; by
morning the gray hair disappears, and
after another application or two, your
hair becomes beautifully dark, thick
aod glossy and you look years younger.
clothing la. bat aaTed the two kids.
Pete, the old man and bis wife are
.nd rood neighbor they
t ii.d tt be dragged from
"Seotty" Gordon that be himself)
bad brared the waters, wnen ne
answered the call wltn otner nui
neighbors this morning and
brought ashore eight bodies.
Women's Arms -Empty
And the women rows of them
sitting at the doorways of impro
vised morgues, some of them with
steps of children at their sides,
others with oh, so pitifully
Tra weren't men IOIKS in
those groups and no one wondered
why. Men were absent from the
mbrsrne watch, for those who were
,t d d w re joining In I
Throughout that trip from val
ley's end to Talley's end not a
weeping woman was seen. A Mex
inn woman with a babe in her
arms sat stunned beside the peach
trees' brave bloom on the sharp
banks of that terrible yellow-red
scar through the valley that wid
ened from the San Franciscquito
DAM BREAK TOLL MORE
THAN 1000, ESTIMATE
Mrs. Anna Holzcloth seized her
child already had been carried
a nalf beiow the dam elt tne
wall3 shattered about him and
torrent. He caught a bit of
. wreckage and held on, then grew
j weaker and was on the verge of
collapse when a voice shouted to
him in the darkness and a strong
hand drew him to a substantial
plank. It was one of his sons and
the pair were saved.
Two other sons were lcet.
Watchman Real Hero
Out of the disaster rose a hero
who paid with his life for his
courage. He was E. Locke,
watchman at the Southern Cali
fornia Edison power "switching
Survivors from -the camp told of
Locke running from cabin to ca
bin, from tent to tent, warning
the workers to flee. Soores. of
these were able to save them
selves but Locke died.
Red Cross stations were opened
at Newhall and other points to
care for refugees while hundreds
of police and deputy sheriff were
rushed from Los Angeles to aid in
the search for bodies and in po
licing the stricken region.
Far beneath an airplane in
which an Associated Press staff
correspondent viewed the ruin,
the broken dam looked like a
Looking down through the
wisps of clouds it was easy to
imagine that a caprice of the gods
bad tumbled the huge thing of
concrete and steel into a mass of
disintegrated slabs and boulders
and laid waste a swath of fertile
soil a score of miles in length.
Rescue Work Pushed
Already thousands of men and
automobiles, trucks and ambu
lances were scurrying about the
edges of the huge mangled thing
of concrete like ants who scamper
crazily about when one kicks over
their carefully built hills.
Black gleaming beetles of auto
mobiles, their arrogance and self
Importance apparent, were dash
ing about on the few roada that
Where a few hours ago were
millions of gallons of water was
now a muddy-bottomed empty
canyon. Where once was a dam,
proud in its resisting sertngth,
now gawked pillars of concrete.
A region where once scores of
carefully built homes, represent
ing the work and savings of little
families for years, was now a ter-
slush. slime and mud. As the fly-
rain of faintly gleaming saffron
ers looked at the gaping hole
where the dam stood they could
see the trail of death and blasted
hope, the mouth of the canyon
gaped like that of a colossal dra
gon that had just spat devasta
tion upon valley of contented
Caused By Defects
The first report from the scene
of disaster early this morning
eaid that an earthquake had
wrecked the dam but no temblors
were reported elsewhere. Later
an inspection of the wrecked
structure indicated that seepage
through the hill to which the west j
United States Nati
Mrs. A, M. Rumeey. postmU-I
tress at Saugus. declared tonlgnt
that for the past 10 days ranch
ers living in the shadow of the St.
Francis dam had "talked of noth
ing else" bat reported leaks In
h structure and the possibility
of the very disaster that wrecked
their homes and wiped out tneir
In its wake the torrent left
property damage variously esti
mated tonight at from 110.000,
000 to $30,000,000.
Fred T. Beatty, member of the
board of supervisors of Los An
gelea county, inspecting the site
of the collapsed SL Francis dam
:oday, picked up a piece of con
crete and declared that he had
crumbled it between his fingers.
"Yes. it came from the dam.
but judgment must not be passed
jntil a competent board of engi
neers has conducted a searching
investigation and has reported to
Supporting Mrs. Rumsey's state
ment of rumored leaks in the
great wall that until last night
held back 38.000 acre feet of wa-
'ter for the summer supply )f the
city of Los Angeles, were reports
obtained by investigating officers
from motorists who had driven
through the canyon late Monday.
Leaks Told About
One automobile driver, accord
ing to the investigators, stated
that while driving up the canyon
road with his wife and family he
saw an unusual quantity of mud
dy water coursing through the or
dinarily dry stream bed.
The autoiet, said the officers,
drove up to the dam expecting to
see the water coming over the
spillway, but found none flowing.
Driving closer he said he noticed
that the water behind the buttress
was within three feet of the top
and that the spillway gates ap
parently were closed, although
there was a good stream running
down the canyon.
Farther along the road the au
toiet reported, he found a gang
of workmen drilling holes appar
ently in preparation for dynamite
blasts to blow off the shoulder of
a hill not more than 200 feet
from the dam.
"And it was then," the officers
reported the autoist as saying, "I
remarked to my wife that it look
ed like a pretty heavy charge to
set off so close to the dam. We
were in the hills until nearly 7
o'clock in the evening, and I am
certain the blast was not set off
until that hour for we undoubt
edly would have heard it."
Facing serious danger of an
outbreak of typhoid fever in the
stricken area. County Health Of
ficer Pomeroy announced tonight
that every precaution is being
taken to cope with the situation.
A water surrey has been started
to locate adequate sources of pure
drinking water. In addition coun
ty health officers established an
emergency commissary for flood
victims' and relief workers, serv
ing them with hot coffee and
Whole Town Carried Away
At Santa Paula, approximately
20 miles from the destroyed dam,
the south end of the town, com
prising, the Mexican quarter was
carried away. This section ordin
arily housed between 600 and
The undertaking parlors are
filled with bodies. In Fillmore,
Santa Paula and Moore Park morei
wing of the dam was ancnorea
had allowed it to bulge and crash;
then the east wing followed, and
only the central portion remained
while the great cataract poured
through the breach to blot put life
in San Franclsquito canyon.
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discuss the detail, with you-ta confidence. T le tadi
The Bank That Service Bunt
than 90 bodies of flood
have been recovered.
The body of tbe proprietor
the Mclntyre service station
Castian Junction was found
Fillmore, about 15 miles awav
Nurses were rushed from s.
Paula to Fillmore where n
was not a single one availab?
, i t . . i i - .
The Santa Paula school h
in the center of Santa Paul,-: v
converted into a Red Cro .
tion where food and clothintr
supplied to refugees and a!.
100 cases of minor Injuri. s ir
ed. Most of the injured
members of parties enga? ;
covering bodies who had cr- ;
on nails and jagged ro k.
Ten bridges are washed v
thl region, including th- f
span In Ventura county, th.i
Howard Durley. undr
of Ventura county, estinia
bodies to be recovered in
county alone would agirr
Around Satlcoy great p r:
of the highway have been ia
away and heavy damaz-'.-- !
been wrought to the citrus t-r. '.
POLITICS GIVEN MORE
INTEREST THAN IN 1921
3. mail to the various ro ;-.
clerks, statements liptire th.' -eral
national, state and db-r .
fices for which candidates will ',.
selected by the republican ;. :
democratic parties at th prln...:
The county clerks, undr -::
law, shall prepare printed no'i
containing the various nati'T,.,'
state, district and county offi,.
for which nominations are to !
made in theirrespective couti'r
These notices must be prepar .
not less than 30 days prior to ti,
primary election. Two of th-'-notices
shall be sent to each ju !
and clerk of election in ea h jhv
cinct. The notices must be po. .!
Drink Water If
Take a Tablespoonful of 8alts
If Back Pains or Bladder
Flush your kidneys by drinkir.g a
quart of water each day, also uke
salts occasionally, says a noted au
thority, who tells us that too much
rich food forms acids which almost
paralyze the kidneys in their efforts to
expel it from the blood. They become
sluggish and weaken; then you may
suffer with a dull misery in the kid
ney region, (harp pains in the back or
sick headache, dizziness, your stomach
sours, tongue is coated, and when the
weather isbad you have rheumatic
twinges. The urine gets cloudy, full
of sediment, the channels often get
sore and irritated, obliging you to seek
relief two or three, times during the
To help neutralize these irritating
acids ; to help cleanse the kidneys and
flush off the body's urinous waste, g?t
four ounces of lad Salts from ary
pharmacy here. Take a tablespoont-jl
in a glass of water before breakfast
for a few days, and your kidneys may
then act fine. This famous salts is
made from the acid of grapes and
lemon juke, combined with lithia. ani
has been used for years to help flush
and stimulate sluggish kidneys ; also to
neutralize the acids jn the system ;
they no longer irritate thus often re
lieving bladder weakness.
Jad Salt? is inexpensive; cannot in
jure and makes a delightful efferves
cent lithia-water driqk.