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2 - , TnE SUNDAY OREGOXIAV PORTLAND, JUNE 28, 1914.
BIG EVENTS IN WORLD NEWS ARE TOLD BY GRAPHIC PICTURES
rfuge Dome at Panama-Pacific Exposition, 187 Feet High and 152 Feet in Diameter, Is Largest Now in Existence.
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THE most striking feature of the
palace of horticulture of the Panama-Pacific
sition is the hugre dome which is 188
feet in height and 152 feet in diameter.
The dome consists of a steel frame cov
ered With wire netting glass and at
night will be- illuminated from within
fcy colored searchlights, giving it the
appearance of a vast rainbow. It is the
largest hemispherical dome now exist
ing and has been exceeded tn size only
by the dome of the palace of horticul
ture In the World's Columbia Exposi
tion in Chicago, which had an outside
diameter of 187 feet. The present' dome,
however, is Bl feet higher than the
dome at Chicago ;
An idea of the magnitude of the dome
may be had when it Is compared with
some of the most famous domes in
existence. The diameter of the Pan
tion of Rome was 142 feet; that of the
Duoma of the Sta. Marie del Fiore at
Florence 139 feet: United States Capl
tol. Washington, D. C 135H feet, while
the famous dome at St.Feter's at Home,
Is 139 feet in diameter. The diameter
of the inner dome of St. Paul's Cathe
dral in London, is 102 feet, but the
height is 225 feet. The height of St.
Paul's from the pavement to the top of
the cross is 365 feet.
The palace of horticulture is 660 feet
long and 300 feet wide.
The steamship Alliance,. belonging to
the Eanama Railroad Company, passed
through the Gatun Locks on June 8.
The vessel was towed by two electrical
locomotives, one on either side of the
Tho Alliance is 336 feet long, has a
beam of 42 feet and draws 23.9 feet.
Her tonnage is 3005. When she went
through the locks she had 1800 tons of
cargo on board. Tne test ot sending
the Alliance through the canal was
made by order of Colonel Goethals. The
big ship went through the canal from
ocean to ocean without a hitch, in 64
The following is the log of the Al
liance for June 8, showing the passage:
6:03 .A. M., entered Atlantic approach
to canal: 6:35 A. entered lower level
of Uatun Locks; 7:18 A. M., started
Into lower lock chamber; 7:28 A. M.,
ehip In place In lower lock chamber;
7:30 A. M.. gates of lower lock chamber
closed: 7:32 A. M.. started to fill lower
lock chamber: 7:45 A. M., lower lock
chamber filled; 7:45 A. M., gates to
middle lock opened! 7:47 A. M.. ship
started into middle lock chamber; 7:55
A. M., ship in place in mldle lock cham
ber; 7:67 A. M., gates to middle lock
chamber closed: 8;00 A. M., started to
fill upper lock chamber; 8:11 A. M
upper lock chamber full; 8:12 A. M.,
Kates to upper lock chamber opened;
S:3 A. M, ship In place in upper lock
chamber; 8:25 A. M., gates to Upper
lock chamber closed; 8:S A. M., upper
lock chamber full and gates to Gatun
Lake opened: 8:42 A. M. ship towed
out of upper lock chamber; 8:48 A. M..
ship cast off by towing engines and
proceeds under own steam.
The ugly wound in the port bow of
the steamship New Tork. which was
rammed in the fog off Xantucket by
the steamship Pretoria, was dressed by
staff of competent surgeons of sick
nnd disabled vessels on her arrival at
Iv'ew Tork. Protruding from the big
rent -of twisted riveted steel was the
shank of the steamship Pretoria's an
chor, which caused the big opening and
several links of the cable suspended
Jrom it. The huge cavity filled with
awe those who were watching the re
pairs being made, as they contemplated
what might have occured in the thick
fog bad the Pretoria been going at a
faster clip when she struck the New
Professor Reginald A. Fessenden. of
Boston, has invented a wireless sub
marine telegraph Which Bhould be of
tcreat value in preventing disasters like
the sinking of ships through collision
in a fog. With his device Professor
Fessenden has listened to sounds from
a vessel 10 miles away.
The big "centipede" locomotive. Just
rompleted for the Krie- Railroad, has
24 driving-wheels. Eight of these are
under the tender. It has two low-pressure
cylinder and one high-pressure
cylinder. So powerful is this giant of
all locomotives that it cannot be used
for pulling ordinary freight trains, be
cause if thin locomotive were coupled
to one of them it would pull apart the
couplings and ruin the "draft gear" of
the train. It is because of this fact
that the giant is put In the middle of
the train. With one-half of its power
It pulls tho cars behind it and with the
other half it pushes the cars aHead of
it. The tdtal weight of the engine is
S53,0j0 pounds. The Uuk has a water
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Capacity of 16 tons. The tractive effort
is 10.000 pounds. The engine is capa
ble of hauling 640 tons.
They have American Boy Scouts even
in Rome. A little band of them, under
Scout Master Hale Powers Benton has
sent word that it id drilling for serv
ice in Mexico. Mr. Benton is the son
of an artist of Virginia birth, who
painted during his lifetime in Rome and
was well-known for his landscapes, Mr.
Benton has lived in Rome all his life.
He is at the head of a concern which
sells English and American goods to
the foreign colony and is probably the
best-knoivrt American business man in
the Italian capital.
Two policemen of Oakland, Cal., have
adopted the railroad samaphore sys
tem to the control of street traffic.
They are Jack Sherry and William
Wallman. The semaphores are placed
at opposite corners of a street crossing
and the arms are worked exactly liKe
those of railroad semaphores. When
the east and west arms are raised,
traffio east and west stops. After
an interval the north and south arms
are raised and the east and west arms
are dropped. Then traffic north and
south stops and traffic flows east and
west. The crossing policeman operates
the semaphores by means of an electric
Gertrude Boyle Kanno, the sculptor
who was a ward of Joaquin Miller, the
poet, has suggested that the .home of
Miner on "The Heights- near uaKiana.
shall be made the site of a mountain
theater, where classical. Oriental and
pastoral performances shall be held.
She says that It was one of Joaquin
Miller s ideals to make tms place a
Mecca for those whose ideals were like
his own. He had picked out several
spots on the mountain which nature
had adapted to tne use suggestea.
Takeshi Kanno, the Japanese poet.
whom Gertrude Boyle married some
years ago, is entirely in sympathy with
the plan. He has written many piays
which are adapted to production In for
est surroundings. One of them, called
'Creation Dawn, was given in a for
est theater at Carmel-by-the-Bea ta
August last, and Mrs. Kanno took the
leading part In it.
TEMPERANCE ACT IN FORCE
Public Houses in 'Scotland Xot Al
lowed to Open tTntil 10 A. M-
' EDINBURGH. June 24. Public bouse
in Scotland cannot open until 10 A.
M., in accordance with the Temperance
(Scotland) Bill, which has gene Into
operation. There was a good deal of
speculation as to how the change
would be regarded by the working
men tn large centers such as Glasgow
and the Clyde district, but nowhere
in the country was there any excite
ment over it.
At places like Aberdeen, where large
numbers of fishermen come in' from
the fishing in the early morning, it Is
represented that tbey will antler great
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hardship. The same Is said of people
coming In from the country to attend
early markets, but it remains to be
seen whether even that class will not
content themselves with the temper
ance refreshment rooms that are open,
and be satisfied with a cup of tea or
coffee instead of a glass or whisky.
One reason for the lack of excite
ment at the change on the part of
Scottish workmen is probably the fact
that morning drinking was very much
exaggerated by the people who passed
me I'emperance BUI, though some of
the publicans estimate their probable
lofs by two hours being taken off
dally from their hours of business at
as much as 150 to $0 per week. It
is from the side of the license-holders
that most is heard about the 10-o'clock
opening. ; . ..
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WIFE ASKS FOR DECREE
BEFORE SHETAKES jtNIFE
Mr. Dora, Bacon Charfei Husband With Cruelty and Urffi Case Eufcbed
Before Sha Goes On Operatinf Table, Where Sbt Mar Dn.
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NKW YORK, June :T. (Special.)
An ordinary divorce trial, but
with unusual dramatic puniblll
ties. Is now In the Supreme Court bo
fore Justice Lehman.
Captain Hamuel Marsh Bacon, owner
Of a line of tugboats. Is suing hla wife
Dora for divorce, while sho has a coun
ter suit for separation. I'ndor ordi
nary circumstances the case would go
over until the Full, but Mrs. Karon's
plea fur an lmmedUta hearing was
granted, because ot her physical rondU
tion. She produced physlrians certm
rates to. show that sho has been or
dered to a hospital te undergo an oner
ation that may result in her death, and
he exDlalns that she wants to clear
her name before she dies, not only for
her own sake but for that of her four
In her testimony, Mrs. Bacon said
that she had been In poor health most
of her married life, ana that tier in
ness had been aggravated by her hm
band's treatment. Sho denied all his
charges of misconduct, and swore that
while she was in a nospltul ner nu
band plotted te divorce her, but that
sho became suspicious of one ot his
friends, and eluded the trap.
There Is an ancient Scottish culom
of summoning clansmen by a greet
bonfire. Probably In these days of
telephone end telegraph It hue fallen
Into disuse, but It wns revived the
other day, Just over In New Jersey.
Adelaide Barbour Gardner, of Kldge
wood, and Rufus C. Plnrh. of Plain
field, were married In Chrlct Episco
pal Church. Rldgewood. and friends snd
relatives were summoned by a bonfire
on- Garfield Rock, the hlhet point In
the vicinity of Peterson. Thirty bar
rels of tar were used to make the fire,
and the Illumination was something
out Of the ordinary.
Another one of those wealthy beg.
gars who turn up from time to time,
has come to grief. This time the men
dicant Is Joseph Veno. who only hs
one leg. ue ws i
avenue, while earnestly beaalna pen
nies. A probation officer invesilasted
and found thst Veno had a well-fur-nlshed
apartment on West Knd avenue
and three bank books, showing total
deposits of $12,000. Veno Is now on
Blackwell's Island, serving a term of
Udays. u ,
snnnii Volil of Ousens County,
Is pondering over a peculiar case which
he admits Is extremely nara to owki.
Mary Ross, a foundling, was Droun
up in the New lorn iniani .....
When she was five years old. Mrs.
James Hlckey saw the child, fell In
love with her and adopted her. Later
the little girl developed criminal tend
encies, and a physician was called. He
operated on her. removing a bone from
behind her rlaht ear. It was believed
that this would cure her, but It did
not, and now Mrs. Hlrkry sues to have
the adoption set aside.
Mrs. John Murray, wife of a delay
man, who first brought Mary and Mrs.
Hlckey together, was In court to ob
ject to the woman's pica for freedom
from her self-imposed re? pnnslbillilcs.
"If tills adoption is t seia ham
Mr. Murrav. "the little girl will
cast out Into the world, liemclcss and
f-frlendlets. unless she Is eeremllted lo
a penal Inklllutlon. Mary Is nt
bright as she wss before the cetretlnn,
and as Mrs. Hlckey bad the snrflral
work done of hrr own imitative f
should be compelled to support the
Surrosalo Noble tivsfd mpthv
for little Mary and frankly admitted
that It Would take him roine lime to
deride what was best to do under the
The Intxrnutlm.al Bunliin Korlrty,
of which Mrs. Cyntl-.la Wievr AlOn
Is the hd. Is engaged in a beeeiifu!
xnarl with the State Hoard of f'hsrltm.
The latter body declares that the "fvn
shiners" have conducted tt-ir finaaalsl
buslnen In a "peculiar" manner and
have "unlawfully" takn money. It l
aliened that rsh slvn for ehsrltsble
purposes has been Improperly trended
la maintaining the hnsnhert Hos
pital and that the blind beblrs. the -peclal
charges of the Sunshine aeulel).
have besn nesleoied.
At the Investigation held by the
State Hoard of Charities. lnTtlng
testimony was glvrn by Mrs. Tli-otor
Sewsrd. vlre prldnt of thi hunMne
Society, ghe tplalii4 that the Rev.
rJdward C. Holman. of Frenklln f ur
nace. N. J., held the contract fr plac
ing the "mile boxes" In puhlle places.
For his services lis received It per
rent of the rrosa receipts as Mlsry.
and an additional ! pr cent for ex
penses. Mrs. Seward sirs surprised the
investigators by stating that no at
tempt was msrte to keep lb in the
collections. Asked why lr. Ilolmsn got
the privilege, Mrs. Jfwiril testified:
"Bersuse he wss a rlrrgvmen:
seemed to be very nlre and sesmed te
have a very nice wife."
. The State Board of Charities ls re
ferred the matter to the Atiorne -Oen-eral
with a recomme ndatisn lht lie
start legal prweedlngs. The Sunhln
ers declare that the Flat Itoard Is
Jealous of them and thst the dirges
hava tio foundation In fact.
How would eu define "hlgH. artistic
temperament"? policeman Stent, of
Brooklyn, declares his wile has 1t. and
then goes on to prtleulsrle. He
she called him "stupl4. obtuse and Ig
norant." because h refused to regu
late his reading to oblige her. and fur
thermore used pet mes. such as "to
bacco fiend." "beer drinker" and
Mrs. Btepf Is a msgsilne Illustrator,
and perhaps thst Is where "the high ar
tistlo temperament" comrs In.
Another recent strange rase of the
courts Is thai of another Horman. this
time Herman Alklns. who is h'lng sua
fnr a iteration. M"re than a ) er
ago the wife asked Herman for !
to buy a chicken farm for her mother,
Herman refused, and since Hien, he ai
res, the woman has made In attempts
at suicide, and It Is beginning pall
upon him. On on freir night she
set at an open winoow in ner mini
clothes wllh the pressen purpose m
oitlnr tinanmorla. but failed. The.
court decided that the couple weuld
be far happier ansrl and only impe.s.
IT m. week alimony rine upon n.
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In Lonriiui heruuse of the rrene at
tachtd le the snuulclpal water K