Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, November 07, 1912, Page 7, Image 7
THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1012. 7 Visiting Teachers: Omaha's greatest, newest, and most progressive store bids you welcome. We jnvitc you to take advantage of our free telephone service, parcel checking room, rest room and information bureau. Every convenience that this great store affords is at your command. 2 ws. -V&r s? s. f-J Formerly The Bennett Co. i iwwi ' ii ii i ran id met bbem in hi rtDKwmx- - The Grand Opening of Oar New Department Store is Now in Progress i The complete remodeling, installing of beautiful fixtures, the addition of newer, larger, and more complete stocks, makes this store the ideal shop ping center of the west. Opening Continues Throughout the Entire Week One of the Most Beautiful and Interesting Sights in Omaha Is Our Handsome Newly Arranged Women's Garment Section "When one first enters upon our second floor, they bucomo amazed nt the wonderful changes that have been effected, so grout is tho contrast from tho appoaranco that ; formerly greeted them that many wonder if they are in tho Bume store but bettor yet, improvement in surroundings have not surpassed in any degree, tho better ment and enlargement of our stocks. Every department of this great garment section has boon enlarged. An,entiro new lino of garments is on display, tho result, we can frankly claim, not only tho-most beautiful, garment section in tho woBt, but tho largostand most complete as well. Second Floor Afternoon, Street and Evening Dresses, Gowns In silks, satins, chiffon, nnd woolen fabrics. Great varieties at every price. During the Teachers' Convention we offer extra special values in stylish dresses at " , $15.00, $19.50, $29.50 Corset Demonstration .And Exposition of "RTTCTJ JnT.TV. nP.P.nTAN.TR'RnO ClORSTCTS On laving Models in me privacy. ot our beauti r.fullrencli, Roomr-gecond Floor.. . t. . -. r Women's and Misses' Wonderful Assortment of Tailored Suits Coats Mantels Beautiful Showing Fur Coats From popular price to the highest class suits. Novelties and severely tailored styles. Every wanted color and every size. Many reproductions from foreign models. Prices range from $19.50, $25, $35 Three quarter and full length. Street, travel ing, afternoon and exclusive ovoning wraps. Every desired fabric. Every stylo upon which fashion has stamped hor seal of approval. $19-S0f $25, $35 Many Exclusive Models ; , FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE VISITING TEACHERS j Who I)cnlro to Inspect This Great Storo Wo Have Prorlrtod ' ; YOUNG LADIES TO ACT AS GUIDES who will glVe you their entire tlmo and attention, anoint you In locating dopartmenls'or partleo.- This Bdrvlco 1b frno. Juat make your -wants known to nnjr"younBladywcarlngr-badgomarlfed',4'auld(j." n ,.-."m"' Hudson seal, near seal, marmot, pony and river mink. Border trimmed coats, contrast fur collars and cuffs. Our furs aro selected from world ro puted furriers. Tho only kind you can afford to buy. $50.00 to $475 See Hpoclnl Pony Coat at $50 FREE LESSONS with all matorials purchased in our now and greatly enlarged Art Needlowork and ,Fanoy Goods Dept., now located Main Aisle, Sec- . - ond Floor. 4. NEYQRK'SWATER SUPPLY Immensity o System Now Nearing I , Completion. $njNEL UNDER HUDSON RIVER .CJne-Hnndred-MlIe Chain of Ilnma, Aqueduct, Tunnel nnd Ilue I,inea Costing a Unite Sum. When the aqueduct now being .con structed to carry water from the Catsklll Father Knickerbocker will discover that he has Paid out something like $105,000,000 for the work. He will probably consider tho Job cheap even at that, hW9Vr, for he will bo the possessor of the finest and (largest, water supply system In the world. There are other things about this aque- Iduct, aside .from Its size and cost, which makes It unique anion pr similar structures. One of these la the Blphon tunnel undet .the Hudson river, whljh forms the mas ter llnik In a hundred-mile chain of dams, aqueducts, tunnels and pipe lines. Scien tifically speaking, it Is not a siphon, but what the engineers call an "Inverted siphon." A- siphon, as we learned when we were little tads sailing tiny boats In Do biff wash tub out in the back yard. Is a simple contrivance for making water pump Itself. When we bad grown tired of playing with our miniature cup de fenders we would amuse ourselves by 'Omaha I3ee 11-6-12 "Nothing Succeeds Like Success" And the success of the 'Kimball Laundry is most emphatically demonstrated by tho ever increasing busi ness each month, and there is but one an swer for the reason why and that is, be caxise we have con tinually satisfied our customers. The qual ity of our work is the . same always and , our motto is "Longer life to your linens." THE "WASHWOBD" THE KOSSS or KIRBMT 1AUNPRV (5 I Blue Wagons. Phono Doug. u.a. emptying the" tub. with a piece of rubbet tube. We" filled the tube with water, stuck ono end' in the tub,'i1ttthe other end hang over the sldp, and the water lifted Itself over the edge and flowed awav. This la. the simplest form of a siphon. Imngino another siphon big enough to run a subway train through, which will drain a tub, "In the form of a reservoir, large enough to float all the 'battleships of the United States, and you will have an Idea" of the Hudson river siphon tun nel. ' The Inverted Siphon. This monster siphon, which Is really a tunnel. Is capable of belching forth In a single day enough '.water to flood the whole of 'Manhattan Island to a depth of thirty feet. Tho legs or shafts of the siphon are almost a quarter ot a mile long, and the cross-bar connecting them, which Is driven through the solid rock at this depth, Is over a half-mile long. The water pressure which will exist In the bottom of the siphon will approxi mate 100,000 pounds to the square foot equal to the pressuro exerted In the earli est type of caniton when the charge was fired. The siphon not only had to be built strong enough to withstand this tnormous bursting stress, but located at so great a depth that tho weight of tho rock above It would be more than suf ficient to hold It In plare. The engineers In charge of the work spent several years In Investigations be fore they finally located what they con sidered safe ledge rock. The bed of the Hudron river at the point where the siphon Is built, near West Point, Is a mass of slit, sand, clay gravel, etc. Ver tical borings from scows anchored In the river showed that this material extended down to a depth of 700 feet below the surface. It was, therefore, necessary to locate the tunnel below this soft materia) In solid rock. Uut, although the engi neers probed Into tho bed of the river with their drills like a surgeon at worlc on a patient under ether, they were not successful In locating ledge rod; In mid stream. This difficulty was finally over come by tho use of diamond drills, in clined borings being started from each shore. Two pairs of holes, each an Inch or so lndlameter, were bored, the first pair being drilled at. an angle which caused them to cross at a depth of about 930 feet, and the second pair at a depth of 'about 1,0 feed When It was found that each set of borings had crossed In tol d ledge rock It was decided to locate the tunnel about half-way between them niniiiniiila Melted by the Heat. The diamond drills used In this work consisted of a. hollow steel cutting-bit In whose lower edge was set a ring of costly black diamonds, the bit being ro tated through a long line of rods by an engine driven by compressed air. The diamonds eut a small circular ring, leav ing a core df rock at the center. As the bit eats Its way downward this core Is caught and held by an automatic catch and Is then pulled to the surface for ex- I amlnatlon. In this way srtmples of all the materials through which the bore would be drivei Were secured before the 1 work was started. Th6j grinding of the diamonds upon t'lo iuuku rocK Keneruics enormous neai, so that it Is necessary to pump a stream of cold water down Into the hole through j the hollow drill rods to cddl the cutting- bit. In spite ot this precaution several bits, Including tho. diamonds, were re duced to a molten mass by the heat gen erated. Occasionally tho diamonds would become loosened from their settings In he drilling bit. To recover them tho bit was drawn up and tho end smeared with cobbler's wax. When the bit was low ered and started to rotating again, tho diamonds became embedded In tho was and were then easily drawn to the sur face. In tills wuy several thousand dol lars' worth of the stones were saved. It Is a peculiarity of diamond drltls that they seldom go down perfectly straight, but show a tendency to Incline upwards. Realizing this, the engineers' in churso cf the work resorted to a most Ingenious method of surveying the borings In order that they might know tho Inclination of the holo nt frequent Intervals In Us lengtlu A glass teat-tube or viol half filled ylth hydrofluoric acid was low tired Into tho Inclined boring and allowed to remain undisturbed for half an hour. Hydrofluoric acid Is a very corrosive liquid and has the property of attacking, all silicates such-as glass and porcelain. Consequently, during the half-hour the vial was at rest, the acid started an at tack on the glass, etching a clearly de fined ring around the Inside of tho tube. As the axis of the tube while In the boring was at the same Inclination as that, of the boring Itself, while tho sur face of the acid was, ot course, horizon tal, tho piano of the etched ring as com pared with tho axis of the tube gave the correct slope of the boring at tho point of measurement. Hy taking these ob servations at frequent Intervals, It was possible to plot tho entire course of the boring. When the IleiulliiKS Met. When the location of the tunnel had been definitely decided upon, the actual work of digging tho shafts, and then the tunnel was begun, the operation being carried on simultaneously from each shore. After tho headings had met and communication established between the two sides of the river, tho work of lin ing th rock bore with a tlilck circular shell of concrete was started. This -lining Is necessary not only to Insure easy passage of the water througn the noie, but to prevent pieces of rock from faring down and clogging the tunnel. The n- lshed tunnel has an Inside diameter of fourteen and a halt feet. The water which Is to flow through the HudBon river siphon tunnel will be collected In the vast Ashokan reservoir. which Is being formed by the Heaver Kill dikes and the Olive Bridge dam, a mas sive barrier of masonry and concrete 210 feet high. This huge basin will hava a capacity of 130,000,000,000 gallons of water. The length of Its shore line l forty miles, and when the gates are closed and the water allowed to rise, seven vil lages within the reservoir area will be submerged. This tract contains thirty five cemeteries, from which nearly three thousand bodies were exhumed and moved to new burying grounds. - An Idea of the magnitude of (he work on this wonderful water supply system may be gained from the fact that the engineering ftaff uloue amounts to 1.000 men, while the contractor's force aggro gates 17.000, It would take the average man almost a week to walk from tho City Hall In New Tork to the upper end of the aqueduct. Philadelphia In qulrer. YANKEE WITS BEAT GANNON Captain Bainbridge's Famous Run Past Dardenelles Fort"' ROUNDED THE GOLDEN HORN Italian llnld on Maine Waters II rings Porta Turkish Version of the American Mariner's ISxnlolt. ' Willie all tho diplomats of Kurope are exhausting the resources of explanation to account for the recent raid of the Italian gunboats in the forbidden waters of the straits of the Dardanelles, the Journals of tho Young Turks are making gamo ot tho Italians for their timidity In denying themselves tho glory of an choring their craft at tho very portals of the Qolden Horn, For tho Darda nelles aro not only defended by prodigious cannon; they aro Interdicted to the war craft of all nations Unless by special permit from the sultan, and often by the "vlso" of the contracting powers, which In 1&6 took up the maintenance of the Turkish empire Whllo the diplomatic excitement was at the white heat, known as "tension," a Turkish Journal, whoso editor has been in the United States, re called to his compatriots that tho raid of the Italian torpedo boats was a very in significant sdventuro compared to the feat of daredcvlltry performed by the Yankee mariner. Captain Ilaiiihrldge, as long ago as 1S0O, when Napoleon was the central figure on land and sea. The "George Washington,"! man-of-war, com manded by Captain IJalnbrldgc, under tho safeguard 'of recent treaties with tho dey of Algiers, had anchored In the Algerian harbor for repairs and other vi tal needs. No sooner had the captain an chored under -the guns of tho dey's forts than ho repeented his Imprevoyance In trusting himself to the caprices of the fe rocious despot, Mustapha. tho UnqUall flable Turk who had long signalized his derisive contempt for treaties unless heavier guns than his own were at hand, The ner's Scheme. Now i the dey found himself In a dan gerous plight; his suzerain, tho Sultan Bellm, was In alliance with the Frencn and the doy was at war with that power. He dared not send a vessel of his own to the Sublime Porte. As he was constrained to send a diplomat to the porte, he decided that the admira ble Yankee frigate, George Washing ton, newly launched from the Phlladel Phla yards, would be the exact vessel he requited. She was roomy and would accommodate the numerous retinue ot tho envoy as well as the disheartening train of Arabs, cattle and retinue al ways employed on such missions. Cap tain Bainbridge remonstrated with Yan kee vigor, protesting that war vessels were not thus seized In friendly porta to do transport work for great princes, no matter how Irresistible. IJut the dey, pointing to the heavy guna bearing down on the George Washington's uecka and the still more dlsagreeablo reprisals within his power in case of obstinacy, finally extorted tho captain's compliance to hla whim. When, however, the "bunch ' designated by tho dey to take their places In the vessel appeared at tho landing, the captnln again rebelled. It was useless. The piebald train of fifty Arabs with wives, children, goats, asses, sheep, four lions, four tigers, twenty-four beef, four antelopes and innumerable parrots wero stowed away In tho ship, the animals for the pre scribed Moslem food and others tor presents to tho padlslmh, the Sultan Bellm. Uneer Cnrg;o, The hideous Jumblo of animals, Arabs and burly black men were hot tho chief misery to tho captain of the Indignant crow, for the envoy Insisted on having the ship stopped four times every twenty four hours, with Its Draw pointed toward yiecca, while tho ploua Moslem" droned out their Interminable prayers. Nor would tho tenacious envoy accept Captain linln- bridge's word 'that tho flhlp was nosing to the east, Provided with his own in struments, the Moslem verified to tho last hair tho position of tho vossol, and then, the edicts ot the Koran satisfied, turned tho deck of tho Q cor go Washington Into nn Improvised mosque. Theso transforma tions kept the wrotched tars in constant labor and the officers In what may be styled .a atate of irrepressible "oussed ness." Karly in November , 1800, tho Georgo Waslilngton reached tho Darda nelles, tho first vessel, bearing the Stars and .Stripes ever seen in those romantic waters, dedicated to half the legends of mythology, ns well ns world history.' It was now, however, that the Yankee In genuity of tho commander of tho ship was called Into play. I!y Immemorial usage, to pass through the straits special passiKrts wcro provided by tho power the flag represented. The United States had no such passport, for It was not In dip lomatic relations with Turkey. Nor hail the dey the authority to supply the rcqul site open sesame. To enforce tho exliibi tlon ot the document there were built on each sldo ot the narrow strait In Eu rope and Asia two linmenso fortresses, constructed by French engineers, cover ing the only point on tho water possible for the navigation of anything but a very light draught slilp. There the guns from each of the "Castles of the Dardanelles,' as the works wero railed, concentrated n withering fire nt a calculated range. It was Instant destrucl)oo for a ship to ven ture on the firing line. Powder Smoke llmf, Bainbridge, either not knowing of the law or misled by the dey, had made no provision for a passport, but he did know that tho securing of any document from Turkish officials Implied endless delay and probubly a goodly aum In "backhlsh" or graft. Yankee-like ha determined to make out his own passport, and he did It In this delightful way. Balling onward tranquilly until he reached tho death zone, ho caused the swelling sails to be dls. sembled, us If furled, then he thundered out tho regulation salute from his "honor" batten'- To this, of course, the watchful Tuiks resonpded gun for gun. There was no smokeless powder In tlwso Ineffective days and lo, when the smoke enveloping the majestic George Wash ington cleared away, tho stupefied Turks couldn't catch a glimpse of the ship that had given such resounding notice of Its appearance. As the guns had been fixed on Immovable carriages to command the given point. It was useless for the dum founded Moslems to seek I ) 1)1 1 UK th i eolent Joker to repentance In due tint tho ship anchored at tlui prescribed sta tion for strangers. Batribrldga's danger, however, was only transferred. Tho cap tain of the port couldn't credit his senses when tho artless Yankee explained naively that, having no passport, as his ship wsh from a country unknown to the sublime porto, ho had been forced to run" tho cantles. When the talo was wholly ("grasped by the official, ho couldn't resist a guffaw, hut when It reached the ears ot the Sul tan Rollm, ho asked thut the clever rogue bo at once sent to him. Strangnr than all, tho flag with Its red and blue colors no much resembled the French that the Turks, were Impressed nnd from doubt became hilariously enthusiastic dver the adroit ruse of tho dare-dovll from the jiovor-bofore-hoard-of country, liven more grotesquely humorous won the role of Bainbridge In soothing tho wrath of the sultan against the pasha commndlng the Dardanelles towers, for that unfortunate man was ordered be headed so soon as the ship reached an chor, Bainbridge pleadod for the derelict, and with such good nature and addross that Sultan Sollm sent htm back to his post absolved. Fruited on the Rotmrau Bainbridge's troubles kept on, for tha mariners of tho Turkish fleat Instated on seeing him, to greet the wlznrd who had rivalled tho genl of ,yie bottlo In securing aafoty fromi dangor. Not only this, but when tho George Washington finally raised nnclior and swept down the Dar danelles, the Turkish squadron Insisted on accompanying hor. aalutlng all the way like madmen. At tho formidable cas tles of tho Dortlenellea, tho ahlp was halted and the captain In command com. polled the daredevil to debark and ac cept n banquet In tho grand hall ot ilie padlshaa. Furthermore ho delivered to tho humoroua Bainbridge a. firman com manding everybody in Uie Moslem aerv lco to render him any and nil aid that a mariner might ask. it waa furtharn more ordered that- whereevar the George Washington nppeaed ahe was to be sa luted with an Imperial salvo and every honor shown her "oqulppoge." Whan tho George Washington appeared In the har bor of Algiers, oven the crafty dey was forced to comply with the orders of his suzerain, and thenceforth Captain Bain bridge typified to-the moslem on entirely now order of mariner, a man whose wits exceeded tho might of cannon. Phlladel plda Bulletin. 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