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This picture shows a record shot "being discharged from one of
the big guns by the Sixth and Fourth companies of Coast Artillery
reserves at its recent target practice at Fort Winfield Scott in the
Presidio, San Francisco, Cal. They were the first National Guard
artillery' companies to ever fire at a moving-target in the west, and.
they scored six hits out of six shots z a range varying from 6,400 to
1,600 yards. Although it was mid-day, searchlights were used to
signal with and the plan worked to perfection. The tug towing,
the target easily read the dot and dash code sent from shpre. This.'
is said to be the first time such a signal system has been used,.
Baltimore police are not tied
'down by custom. They blow
around with coats open, helmets
on back of their headsnd hands
"It would be impossibleto find
a policeman looking likeyou do
in New' York," said one of the N.
: tY. delegation to a fat, perspiring
policeman in negligee.
"Well, now," said the fat po
liceman, with interest, "that must
fce a dickens of a place now, ain't
"Five former governors of Mis
souri are here. k They are: Lon
Y Stephens, W. j. Stone, David
Francis, Joseph W. Folk and
Alex. M. Dockey.
Two factions of Oklahoma;
delegation one fqr "VVilson and
one for Clark arrived on the
same train. ""Politics wasn't men
tioned on the whole trip," said
one. "We were afraid to talk on
the subject, so we just kidded
The "houn' dog special," car
rying MJsspurjfe delegaioja,?fo,'