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THE SUNDAY OKEGONIAJi, PORTLAND, JUNE 20, 1915.
WORLD'S GREATEST PROJECTED SUPER-DREADNOUGHT, WHICH WAS LAUNCHED , YESTERDAY,
AND BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA GIRL WHO WAS HER SPONSOR.
North Bank Rail 26 Hours Ocean Sail
; ' Vast Crowd Sees Vessel Chris
; tened With Wine arid Wa
lt ter Slip Into River.
YOUNG GIRL IS SPONSOR
Secretary Daniels, Speaking at Cere
mony, Say Dreadnought Still Is
"Backbone of Navy" Other
, Bis Ships Vndcr Way.
KAfTS A BOl'T AMKR1BAN
WARSHIP nF.SI(iED TO
LEAD NAVIES !'
Cost, complete. $15,000,000.
Main battery. 12 14-ifich puna,
mounted three each in four
Secondary battery. 22 five-Inch
runs, with four submerged tor
Dimensions Length. 608 feet;
beam. S7 feet; draught. 28 Vs feet;
displacement. 31.400 tons.
Complement, 915 officers and
t'ost Of one broadside. $12,000.
Shells from bis: guns weigh
1450 pounds each.
; NEW YORK, June 19. In the pres
' r ence of a vast concourse of spectators
in holiday attire, looking on not only
; I from the precincts of the Navy-yard
, . itself, but from the spans of two great
bridges, from docks and piers and from
housetops, the superdreadnought Ari-
' r.ona. mightiest warship in the world.
was launched today.
Not an . untoward incident marred
.the graceful slipping of the leviathan
of war and sea into the still waters
,. of the East River. Two broken bottles,
. bound together, crashed against the
side, and the warship's beautiful young
sponsor said, in a treble that was heard
by all around her: "I christen thee
Arizona." Both bottles, one containing
wine, another water, broke simultane
ously against the great steel bow.
Navy See Good Omen.
"A good omen for the Arizona," said
young naval officer, standing near.
For the men who fight at sea have
their superstitions, and one of them is
"that ill-luck attends the ship on which
the bottle of baptism fails to break at
the first attempt. The time-honored
practice of having & marine at hand
to finish an uncompleted Job only
partly overcomes the hoodoo, real sea
The sponsor was Esther Ross, of
' TVescott, Ariz., chosen by Governor
Hunt because, it is said, she is the
most beautiful young woman In Ari
zona. tJhe is 17. She was as calm
and self-possessed as if the christen-,-lngof
dreadnoughts had been an every
day duty with her, and she joined, with
girlish enthusiasm, in the cheering that
" made the Navy-yard echoes ring as the
vessel took the watery glide, smoothly
and easily, into the stream, and then
waited, as if in obedience to command,
for the tugs, to make fast to her and
guide her to her temporary anchorage.
The day was filled with ceremony
as befitted a day in history. Secretary
Daniels, of the Navy Department, de-
livered an address, in which he de
scribed the work on three of the five
dreadnoughts authorized by the last
4 Congress, and told his hearers also that
the Navy was now experimenting with
devices by which it was hoped to pro
tect future warships against attacks
Daniels Telia of Knvy'n Growth.
"The launching of this big dread
nought," Mr. Daniels added, "is an
event which tells better than can be
, spoken by any words the steady and
orderly growth of the Navy. Within
the last year, 1 have had the pleasure
of witnessing at Quincy the launching
' of the Nevada; at Camden, of the Okla
homa, and at Newport News, of the
s Pennsylvania, and now today of the
r Arizona. 'This follows close upon the
completion of our two latest dread
noughts, the New York and the Texas.
TV "As soon as the Arizona leaves the
. ways we will here begin construction
t work upon the California, much of the
i material for which has already been
contracted for, and which will be
equipped with electrio propulsion, be
ting the first of the modern dread
noughts of any country to utilize this
recently tested and successful new
motive power, which promises to be a
-revolutionary Invention. . .
J,: "It is estimated that by its use, the
v oil-burning California, E teaming- at 12 1
J knots, will be able to steam for 11 days
, longer than a coal-burning dread
j nouKht and that during: that time she
could go more than 3000 miles farther."
Dreadnought Still Chief Reliance.
The Secretary said that the "back
bone of the Navy" is still the powerful
' dreadnought, but declared the Navy
,was keeping abreast of progress in the
-building of submarines and destroyers.
X, He also referred to the laying of the
keel, at the League Island Navy-yard
today, of the largest transport yet
authorized by Congress, and of the de
" velopment of the Navy aviation school
i By the time the Arizona' the com
pleted, she will have cost $15,000,000.
.She is virtually a counterpart of the
Pennsylvania, but she bases her dis-
tinction as the world's greatest war
. vessel on the fact that she is a few
J. tons larger than her sister ship, in
her construction, speed is sacrificed to
might. Against such a ship as the Ari
zona with her broadside fire from 12
-34-inch guns and protection of more
,han a foot of the toughest steel that
, can be made around the vessel's vital
-parts like a wall, a battle cruiser
I would be helpless and must depend on
-i her speed and seek safety in flight
r There are few ships in any navy tit
F to cope with the Arizona, ship to ship.
"V. Gm Win Shoot Many Miles.
7 Th Ja.rl,e,0f,tne Arizna's guns is
lrom 12 to 13 miles as they will be set
-'in her turrets, or as far as her gun
pointers and observers can see in
brightest weather. As previous ships
- carrying the 14-Inch guns, the Arizona's
4. main battery will have a maximum
"elevation of nearly 20 degrees. It would
..be possible it is said. almost to
double that elevation and add miles
J to the range of the guns, but already
they can shoot and hit farther it is
probable, tiv.-n they will ever be called
J upon to do. -uea
V Tho-Arlzona will carry the three-gun
J turrets which have been developed by
t-American naval constructors, her 12
-big rifles being housed in four turrets
two forward and two after. In addition!
- he will have a secondary battery of'
. 22 five-inch, long-range rifles for de
afen se against destroyers, torpedo-boats
and submarines. The big guns can be
P fired over either broadside and around
the entire circla with tho exception of
f an arc of less than 30 degrees directly
f forward for the after-turrets and dl-
redly astern for the forward turrets.
4. "Four of the secondary battery guns.
two on each side, are so placed that
they can fire three degrees across tuo
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ship's bows, taking the place of bow-
ohasers of the old wooden ship days. 'm
Oregon Like Toy by Comparison.
Compared with the Arizona the old
battleships of the Oregon class are al
most like toys. . The , new ship could
engage a fleet of three of them at the
same time, turning upon each as ,many
guns as it could brine to bear, and
her guns would be bigger and of Ions-
er range. In addition, she could, steam
away from them or overtake them at
pleasure, developing 21. knots against
their 16 or 17. The remarkable, thing-
bout the great increase irf size and
gun power, however. Is that each of
the smaller ships would need as many
or more men than the Arizona., which
will carry a complement of 915 in her
The new sea fortress as she took the
water today cost more than $7,000,000.
That was for hull and machinery alone.
The guns and armor will cost as much
more, and other equipment necessary
to fit her lor duty will add another
million to her total cost. She is long
er and wider than any but the newest
trans-Atlantic liners. If it is aesirea
to put her through the Panama Canal
the locks and bends in the channel will
be taxed almost to the limit to give
The Arizona is the fourth battleship
to be built in a Government yard, and
her place on the ways will be taken at
once by the California, a larger and
faster but similarly armed ship.
BIG TRANSPORT'S KKFIi LAID
Work -'Begun on Vessel to Carry
2500 Men, I'ully Equipped.
PHILADELPHIA, June 19. The keel
of the largest transport ever auth
orized by Congress was laid at. the
Philadelphia Navyyard today In the
presence of a great crowd. The lay
ing of the keel inaugurated the build
ing of modern ships at the Philadel
phia Navy lara. .
The new vessel will be 483 feet
long and will have accommodations
for carrying 2500 men with full equip
ment. CANAL GRAFT -CHARGED
EX-COMMISSARY MANAGER AGAIN
INDICTED BY GRAND JURY.
Acceptance of More Than Sr.5,000 From
Supply Contractors on Panama
work Specifically Alleged.
INDIANAPOLIS. June 19. John
Burke, of this city, ei-manaser of the
commissary department of the Panama
Railroad, is cnargea witn accepting
graft amounting to more than $55,000
in two indictments returned by the
Federal grand jury and made public
Ricardo Bermudez. said to have been
an ex-Governor of Colon, Panama, and
Pascal Canavagglo, a former merchant
of Panama, both now living In New
York, were indicted with Burke, all of
whom, with Jacob L. Salas, have been
indicted previously in New York. All
of the men are under bonds on similar
indictments returned in New York.
In- the indictment voted today, it is
charged that Burke obtained $28,000
from Bermudez. who had large con
tracts to furnish supplies to the com
missary department of the railroad de
partment. The other indictment alleges that
Canavagglo sold $71,000 worth of wines
and macaroni to the railroad and that
Burke collected $6000,- which was de
posited to Burke's credit in Indianapolis
banks. It Is said also in the Indictment
that Burke collected about $22,000 from
Salas on tobacco contracts.'
Takes Ont the Itch and Sting.
6ntiwptic Is first id' for mosquito flea 4
thr inM-t hlte. OWfn Instant relif nl vra
fort. Keep supply ua baud. Uc Ail druse Ut.
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British Prepare Helmets
Use of Men at Guns.
MICA WINDOWS SUPPLIED
Soldiers Equipped to Remain. In
Trenches Three flours Under At
; tack Soldier Finds That
Chewing Tobacco Helps.
LONDON, June 19. (Correspondence
to the Associated Press.) Elaborate
plana for defending positions subject
to gas attack are being pushed to com
pletion by a special committee of ex
perts at the British War Office. For the
artillerymen and machine-gun men,
suits of "armor" are being- modeled
after the suits worn by divers or col
liery fire-fighting experts. The hel
mets will provide a complete cover for
the head, with 'mica windows for the
eyes, and a heavy respirator covering
the mouth and nose and supplied with
a constant dampening of chemical from
a small tin reservoir under the hat.
Clad "in this equipment, the machine
guns and artillery can maintain a po
sition even if the Infantry has to re
For the Infantrymen, the crude
respirators at first supplied are now
being replaced by hoods, like the so
called Balaklava helmets. A flap cov
ers the face, mica windows being in
serted to protect the eyes, while the
respirator pad is of cotton waste and
large enough to last an hour without
replacing. Bach soldier will carry two
extra pads, enabling him to remain in
his trench position three hours undert
A chew of tobacco in time has saved
many a soldier's life during German
gas attacks, according to a Corporal
of Canadian' artillery in a letter to
Rev. C. R. Durrant, of Freston Rec
tory, Suffolk. He gives his reasons as
Gas makes the air green and yel
low and It chokes and poisons a man
when he stands. The first time, we
began to feel pretty choky at the guns
and wondered if tobacco would help
us. We thought we would try it, and
put a big chew In our mouths. It made
us spit the gas up. Now, when we
notice the gas in the air, we Just take
a chew of tobacco."
SEGREGATION LAW VALID
Races Must Uve on Separate Blocks
In Louisville, Ky.
FRANKFORT. Ky., June 19. Con
stitutionality of the Louisville, Ky.,
segregation ordinance, designed to pre
vent persons of either the white or the
colored race occupying for a home or
as a place of public assemblage a
building located in a block, a majority
of the residents of which are of the
other race, was upheld In a decision
yesterday by the Kentucky Court of
The ordinance was passed by the
Louisville Common Council in May,
Body "Will Be Taken Eat.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash.,
June 19. (Special.) The body of Mrs.
Sophia S. Davis, who died in the post
yesterday, will be taken' to her old
home at Bridgeport, conn., tomorrow
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by her daughter, Mrs. Moore, wife of
Captain Richard C. Moore, of Company
K, Kngineers. Captain Moore has been
in California for several months: Mrs.
Davis, a native of Pennsylvania, had
been living with her daughter here for
the, past year. ' -
RAISULI NEARLY PERISHES
Pretender to Morocco's Throne
Fired On by Error.
MADRID, via Paris, June 19. Raisu
11, brigand and pretender to Morocco's
throne, had another narrow escape
from death, according to the Heraldo,
when 10 members of his suite were
killed by the fire of Spanish troops
near Arzilla, a Moroccan seaport.
Desiring to visit the region he for
merly controlled. Ralsuli asked General
Marina, military governor of the Span
ish zone, for a safe conduct and his
request was granted. Accompanied by
40 native notables he was on his way
toward Arzilla when a brisk fusillade
was opened by a detachment of troops.
Only the swiftness of his horse saved
Several Junior officers have been
arrested and an effort will be made
to fix responsibility for tho attack.
ALL MEXIC0JS SEARCHED
American Consuls Increase Effort to
- Find Portland Man.
OREGOMAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, June 19. At the further request
of Senator Chamberlain, the State De
partment today sent telegraphic in
structions to all American Consuls In
Mexico to endeavor to find Charles S.
Dalrymple. the Portland man who has
disappeared, and who was last seen at
The State Department recently re
ported it had been unable to find Dal
rymple In Victoria, and said further
search was . useless, but in the belief
lie may have removed to some " other
part of Mexico, Senator Chamberlain
asked that other Consuls be Instructed
to make inquiries In their respective
$12,500 BOND ISSUE VOTED
Union High School Plan Meets With
Favor in Four Districts.
OREGON CITY, Or., June 19. (Spe
cial.) The towns of Gladstone. Park
place, Jennings Lodge and Clackamas
will have a union hiKh school sooner or
later, as a result of the favorable action
today- of the voters of these places In
favoring the $12,500 bond issue, with
many votes to spare, the vote cast be
ing 164' for and only 67 against.
Harvey Cross has donated three acres
In Gladstone Park for the building,
construction on which will start as
soon as the Circuit Court passes on a
contest started by some residents of
Jennings Lodge, . who opposed the
SERBIA BUYING SUPPLIES
Autos, Railroad Equipment and
Hospital Requisites Wanted.
NEW YORK, June 19. Colonel Yev
ram Fopovitch, of the Serbian army,
accompanied by Dr. Radomir S. Mais
torovitch, a government chemist, and
Vivota Lazarevitch, textile expert, ar
rived here today on the steamship
Themlstocles from Greek ports, on a
mission to purchase automobiles, rail
road equipment and hospital supplies
Colonel Popovltch said that Serbia
was fast getting the best of the
scourgeof typhus that had raged siuce
the war began.
Six-Deck, Triple-Screw, 24-Knot Steam
ships of Trans - Atlantic Magnifi
cence, bpeed. Comfort and Safety.
, S. S. GREAT NORTHERN AND NORTHERN PACIFIC
Sails From FLAVEL Thursday, June 24
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Regular Sailings, June 28, July 1, 3 and Every Tuesday, Thursday
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Steamer Train Leaves 9:30 A. M. S. S. Arrives San Francisco
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$30, Round Trip to San Francisco One Way, $8, $15, $20
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Ticket Office, Fifth and Stark
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AID WAITS ON PROBE
Congressional Committee at
Klamath Falls Today.
IRRIGATION BIG PROBLEM
Party Will Not Visit, in Portland,
but Will Make Trip TJirougli
Yakima Valley on Tuesday,
Umatilla on Wednesday.
-. Federal aid""for Northwestern irriga
tion enterprises depends largely-upon
the investigations of the Congressional
committee on appropriations, which will
arrive at Klamath falls on a personal
tour of Inspection today. The com
mittee will inspect the principal proj
ects in which the Government is inter
ested In Oregon. Washington and Idaho,
and will determine, probably, what ap
propriations shall be recommended to
the next Congress.
The Klamath project will be inspected
today. A dinner will be tendered the
visitors at the White. Pelican Hotel
there tonight under the joint auspices
of the Klamath vater users and the
Commercial Club. Mark Woodruff and
J. W. Brewer, representing the Portland
Chamber of Commerce, have gone to
Klamath Palls to meet the committee.
They will travel with them tomorrow
on their trip to Portland. At Grants
Pass the entire delegation will be met
by the Oregon Senators and Represen
tatives in Congress, by Governor Wlthy-
combe and by other persons interested
The party will not visit in Portland.
They are due here late tomorrow night
and will leave at midnight for North
Yakima, traveling In special cars on
the O.-W. R. s N. train No. 6. The cars
will be "set out" at Umatilla and oper
ated to North Yakima in a special
train. They will visit all the irrigated
districts in the Yakima Valley on Tues
day and will.be the guests of the North.
Yakima Commercial Club at a banquet
on Tuesday night.
Wednesday wHl be devotod to the
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Umatilla and West Umatilla districts,
with visits to Hermlston. Stanfield,
Echo, Pendleton and other points Jn
They will continue the journey then
to Caldwell, Idaho, and other towns in
the southern part of Idaho that have
been developed through Federal irriga
Representative John J. Fitzgerald, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., as chairman of the
House committee on appropriations. Is
in charge of the party. Other members
of the committee are: William P.
Borland, of Kansas City. Mo.; Joseph
W. Byrns, of Nashville, Tenn.; Charles
R. Davis, of St. Peter, Minn.; Fred It.
Glllett, of Springfield, Mass.; James W.
Good, of Cedar Rapids, la.; Frank W.
Mondell, of Newcastle, Wyo. James
W. McAndrews, of Chicago; Robert N.
Page, of Biscoe, N. C. ; Swagar Sherley.
of Louisville, Ky., and Thomas U. Sis
son, of Winona, Miss.
The following officials of the recla
mation department also are In the
party: A. P. Davis, director and chief
engineer; Will R. King, chief counsel;
W. A. Ryan, controller; S. B. William
son, chief construction engineer; J. L.
Clancy and K. A. Clark, clerks.
The clerical force for the committee
consists of James C. Courts, chief clerk;
SI. C. Sheilds, assistant clerk; II. B.
Weaver, official stenographer, and K.
F. Rea, of the Senate committee on
The party will bo escorted over each
reclamation district by the engineer
William McMurray, general' passenger
agent of the O.-W. R. & N. Co., will
accompany them over the company
WAR IS FELT IN AFRICA
Warring Nations Drive Out Enemy
Aliens and Shoot All Spies.
NEW YORK, June 19. Bishop
Joseph C. Hartaell, of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, who has just re
turned from an 8 months" tour of
Episcopal visitation In Africa, said to
day that as a result of the European
war martial law prevailed in every
section where he held his mission con'
ferences under the English, French,
Belgian or Portuguese governments.
"This war," said the bishop, "is hav
ing great influence in bringing; peoples
of different religions, races and social
positions into closer -relationships.
"In German South Africa there Is
a British army of 40.000. In the Kame.
runs colony France on the one side and
Great -Britain on the other are over,
comlnar the Germans gradually. Ger-i
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Examination and Estimate of Work Cheerfully Given
Flesh-Colored Plates. . . 10.00
Good Plates 5.00 22k Gold Crowns. .3.50
Porcelain Crowns $3.50 22k Gold Bridge . .$3.50
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Corner of Sixth and Washing-ton Streets, Portland, Oregon.
man traders, residents and missiona
ries, with few exceptions, are either
held as prisoners or driven out of
English. Belgian and French colonies.
Any who are proved to be spies are
shot. Germany is pursuing the same
policy toward the English. Belgians
Hoy, Playing Indian, Shoots SclT.
NEW YORK. June 14. Playing
"Indians" while his parents vere at
church. Albert Brltton, 12, of No. 57
West Eighty-fourth street, shot him
self in the forehead with a tarjret rifle.
Doctors at Knickerbocker Hospital sal. I
he would recover. Cyrus Roberts, 10.
of No. 62 West Eighty-fourth street,
was detained by the police to explain
how the shootlnir occurred.
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