Opening of Panama-Pacific International Exposition

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Opening of Panama-Pacific International Exposition - . VOL. LXXXIII. WEATHER .0aklirW Vicinity...
. VOL. LXXXIII. WEATHER .0aklirW Vicinity Clearing Sunday; light west wind. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY .MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, 1913. 41 PAGES 17 TO 22 NO. 1. JE WEL CITY, BRILLIANTL Y ILLUMINA TED, SHINES IN NIGHT - ... -- -! 400,000 ATTEND ft- i -? ft . - OPENING OF EXFOSITLON - -0 0- O BEGIN BIG TURKEY I N the Court of the Four Seasons at the opening of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, where thousands thronged from noon yesterday until midnight. The portraits below are Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane(Ieft) and Charles C. Moore, president of the exposition VAST THRONG, FASCINATED. LINGERS UNTIL THE HOUR OF MIDNIGHT LIGHTS, GLEAMING ACRQSS WATERS, -OUTRIVAL SUNSET Like Western Aurora, Shafts Play Over Palaces and Fountains Rising " Beside Golden Gate Anglo-French Fleet Attempts to Force the Dardanelles Capture of Constantinople Is Aim of the Allies LONDON, Feb. 20. Interest in the bombardment of the Dardanelles fortifications by the Anglo-French fleet Vmlght shared honors with the block-it rte of the Fglish coast by the Ger-jnans. It was agreed that It had been decided to force the etrails and capture Constantinople., There is no doubt that Russia has her hands full ' with the Austro-German forces and that little assistance can be expected from her at this time against the Turks. But whether the reduction of the forts fronting 'the Aegean sea would open the way through into the Black Sea was a question on which authorities disagreed tonight It would help, of course, but the entire Dardanelles is strewn with mines and the Turks can be depend e'd. on to strengthen their fortifications along the narrow waterway In every way. That the attempt is to be made seemed certain and the admiralty was the center of interest throughout the evening. It Is reported that a great French force la in readiness to be sent to Turkey once the way Is opened, and if the Dardanelles can be forced, there is a clear road for Kus-Ui to send troops across the Black n .to co-operate in the movement. SLB.MAJUXKS ACTIVE. Meanwhile the German submarines an- active. Their latest victim the first British ship was torpedoed In the Irish Sea, off Hollyhead today. The target, the British steamer Cam-bank, en route from Cardiff to Liverpool, was torpedoed and sunk without warning, the third engineman and V'XO firemen being killed in the en-f CWii .7 IPS Ice;- P,:yr ; .-r n-ttM O-'. hi l--M-fcVv tI. i ; la. . - s I f-vr,-;- IWv-- jtrihH r elm f -i i wS-i BEATEN B! f i TWO GXSPIPE TIOB " Inrrn urn minniiinli Jhnnnr S AN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20 The Panama-Pacific Exposition's brilliant illumination features were turned on in all their gay colors, for Jhe benefit of the opening day's ; throng of visitors at 7 o'clock tonight. Signalizing a inumph of the inventive genius of the electrical wizards who have planned and executed this marvel of the twentieth century, the forty-eight, 36-inch projector searchlights were given full play by a force of sixty men after the crowds had watched the electric fountain and the scintillating Tower of Jewels for a full hour. The entire exposition burst forth into life at 7 o'clock, but it was 8 o'clock before the monster searchlights with their penetrating rays and their two and one-half -billion candle-power were operated for the benefit of the assembled throng. " Many of the 400,000 visitors who had spent morning and afternoon within the gates lingered after nightfall for the grand climax of the day's festivities. The much-heralded illuminative features proved equal to the stories told by the exposition boosters, and as the" monster searchlights played about the exhibit palaces and flashed through the already brilliantly studded zone, there Were eaSDS of SUrnrise anri1 nf nw nn tho nart nf of those who looked on. From the hills on the Marin shore and from me exclusive residence district on Presidio heights, the spectacle was one of great beauty. LIFE AFTER SUN HAS SET, , The exposition at night seems due to take a prominent place in the amusement life of the hav cities. It in nt nio-ht tkot zone is in full sway and tonight it remained open until midnight. The crowds that packed the exhibit palaces during the daylight hours were emptied into the amusement district just at dusk and they waited for the lights and the music and the sparkling, dashing, rainbowed fountains scattered all over the grounds. The zone has come into its own. Although not all complete and with a number of concession' still in ha nut In nine on a ct;n others waiting to be finished, it proved-the magnet for at least half of the gay throng which spread itself over the Exposition acres today and tonight. Around 1 o'clock this afternoon when the speeches were over and the magic wireless had started formally the exposition machinery, the first thought of the visitors "M 10 me mucn-neraiaea restaurants, cales and lunchrooms which were scattered herer and there in front nt scenic railorova temples of mirth and oriental shows and displays. Soon every AnAt4 iL! 1 A i ,a ... - . irun tu uus cnaracier wunin tne grounds was- choking with joy seekers anxious to be fed in borlv rs well was tired and wanted something more substantial than an appeal

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 21 Feb 1915, Sun,
  3. Page 17

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