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Tnrret of Florida Withstands
Terrific Impact of Ex
plosive Shell
The biggest naval pur., the he&vlest
pojectlle ar.d the highest explosive'
known, combined with close range and
deadly aim, were allowed to work~
their full havoc the turret plate
of the monitor Florida. The result Is
declared to be a victory for turret i
construction, and this notwithstand- '
ing the 11 inch hardened steel j
plate was blackened, broken, the)
*cam« of the turret sprung and ' the I
rivets and screws loosened and!
twisted.- j
It -was not flre minutes after thej
terrible Impact that the finely bal-j
•anced mechanism of- the turret was |
beins worked with perfect ease, and
the 12 Inch pun on the left side was <
trained at wllL Inside the turret, where
etand the runners and Run crews, the •
havoc was much lees apparent than
from the outside. Examination
showed that of the many delicately ad
justed Instruments for fire control,
•itrtittnr and operating the turret, few
if any were out of working order.
If this had happened in battle the
Florida would be flg-hting; yet," said
one of the rear admirals with enthu
Then followed a futile attempt to
destroy the newly designed woven wire
fighting mast on the stern of the
Florida. After five shots of the guns!
had gone through it the mast stood }
firm. *i*orty shots would not bring:
itdown and no enemy would waste
• ammunition and time shooting at It,"
was the expert comment. It was pre
, dieted that all new chips would be
\u25a0 'equipped with battle masts of this de
The scene of the demonstration was
Hampton roads. The Florida, which
had been in the hands of experts for
some time, lay with steam up, '. its
nose pointing through the Virginia
capes near Thimble shoal light and
about four miles from Old Point
Comfort. Just 342 yards on the inside
of the Florida lay its sister ship,* the
Arkansas. •_ '?
"This is such a test as would never
occur in actual warfare," remarked a
rear admiral as the big party of officer*
boarded the Arkansas. "The aim will
be perfect; the distance is so close that
the impact will be at its full velocity
•and the part of the Florida to be hit is
A strip of canvas was stretched be
tween two staffs en the turret of the
Florida. The Arkansas fired a 12 inch
projectile at the canvas to get the
range. There was a crash, a roar, the
monitor kicked back into the water
and sprang up again, and when the
canvas target came into view it had a
hole through its lower half. Then the
turret of the Florida was swung around
so that her guns and those of the
Arkansas looked squarely at each
At 10:42, the "big noise" came, £wt>
crashes so close together' that they
sounded like one. The 12 Inch projec
./.tUe had bit its target. It was a crash.
"fa flash and a cloud of yellow " smoke
quietly - drifting away over \u25a0 the top of
the Florida. What' was • left iras a' big
black wound. ' . .
Just to the right of the right gun
there was what looked like a hole. The
officers went to the Florida, but before
they got there a crew of 20 or 30 sea
men from the receiving ship Franklin,
officered by Commander John G. Qulm
by, Lieutenant Joseph K. Tuselg and
a gunner, had come up from the hold
and were looking over the damage.
; The plate had been broken through
from the gun port to the edge just
above and Just below whore the shell
struck. The broken piece had been
driven into the turret several inches,
but not the thlcknes* of the plate, so
that no hole was actually, made. Offi
cers entered the tnrret at once and its
mechanism was operated; the turret
being swung completely around each
way and the left hand gun trained.
But the turret bore ' evidences of a
fight. The paint along the seams had
disappeared, many of the . seams were
'sprung, bolts were loosened and silvers
of the plate ..lay • around. A board
dummy on the inside was intact and
the opinion of the officers was that
exjen with the terrific impact the gun
ners In the turret would nut have been
injured. -The mechanism in the turret
bore no outward evidence of the shock
it had sustained.
Declares Annulment Proceed
ings Were Dictated by Coun
sel for Mother •'
.YEW TORK, May 27.— That the re T
lations between Evelyn Kesblt Thaw
and her husband's family are greatly
•trained was made apparent today
when she issued a statement vigorous
ly assailing "the insincere attitude as
sumed toward her by Mr. rThew'B i rela
tives since the beginning of his trou
ble." The statement followed an" ex
change of formal statements between
Mrs. Thaw , and Franklin Bartlett >of
counsel for H. K. Thaw's mother,
which were furnished; after the; dis
continuance yesterday of the proceed
ings which young Mrs. Thaw began
for as annulment of her marriage. She
ears: -: .-. " ..-.;\u25a0 :• ;;; ; •\u25a0
'Daniel O'Reilly now reiterates 'that
•the annulment proceedings were begun
at the beheet, persuasion and solicita
tion of Colonel Bartlett and A. Russell
Peabody. representing thelTbaw^fam-'
ily, and so that the ; question ~ may not
be discussed further! have In: my-pos
session the undeniable proof, in the
handwriting of a member of the family
and that there is so much proof if is
known to Colonel Bartlett and A. Rus
sell Peabody."
Famous Old Naval Fighter
Passes Away After Long and
Eventful Life'
PHILADELPHIA. May 27.— Rear Ad- j
rniral A. S. Crowninshleld. U. S. N.,.re- I
tired, died at the Episcopal hospital :
here today. The ; admiral: never ifuliy '
recovered from - the shock of "an "opera-"
tlon. The immediate cause of* death/
however, was hardening of thertieeuea
of the body. Mrs. 'Crowninshield was
at the admiral's 1 bcdslde;,when-he died.
"Admiral Crowninshield "was 72 - years
old. Services over, thetbody were.held j
in' the chapel of the j Episcopal* hospital ]
th!e afternoon. "The J body/ will be taken I
to Washington ; tomorrow and .* inter- >
menu will be made: in Arlington ceme-j
t«ry with honors. BES£ "* I
. PITTS-BUBO;. M*.r 2". —^Th^ ypmicf-ntPim'.al J
rojr*ratlon • nf . th<> ~± lTn!te<l "" FrPFbyterlan f chorch
oiwn^d in tiilsT «>lt>v thl« \u25a0af Imtkoh: * Ti««j result
«f tlw r effort* :t» collect f $2.OO0,<»00 forAcbcrcb
l« as t dUwe: : For, debta/f bulUiinKs. etc..
J615.15": ?or board*." instlrutioas ct learning,
•to.. $662,483: total.; «1,250,«K»/
C; J? Hall (top). A; C^Banta
(center) and i Fred R:!. Wheeler,
three prominent members of ;the
state prohibition ; convention. •
Continued (rum P*Re 1, Celnmn 4
Angeles was elected chairman of the
state central committee, over J.- H.
Woertendyke by one vote. : _
James H. Blanchard of Los Angeles
was elected state secretary and treas
urer and Los Angeles named as head
quarters. • ; . ; :
Delegates were elected to ; the na
tional convention at. Columbus, O.j July
15," - the ' first five" f being delegates at
large." viz.: Fred-F. Wheeler, -C*' J. Hall-
VT. J. Phillips, Ellsworth .'Leonardsonr
J.'^H. Riverside ;?Mrs.VF.
M. * StewartTi M.*sW.*rAtwood. Mrs, •C. '\u25a0• J.
Hall. .W. M. ,\u25a0 Miller, vj. - c SimmoTns, '\u25a0- E.
W.'-polly. ; J. ; M. Ellas "A. . Ter,
Mrs.' Brown,- John B. Harm,' "J." M.
Mitchell. S. H. Taft, J.= 8., Squires, John
L. Wilson, George F. Thompson, C E.
Starit, W. I. HulVv A. Dobbins., Los
Angeles; V. 'T. Noyes, Mr. Cockhlll, W.
M. Penta, , San Bernardino; '. Amos
Wright, N. H. Leonard, Orange; B. H.
Hoag, Fred Miner. Fresno; C. D. Moore,
Alameda; G. W. ; Prior. Monterey; L. C.
Dale, T. X. ,.. Beard. Stanislaus; C. E.
Irons, Santa Clara; U W. Irvine, River
side. ' ,: *-- .-..- „-\u25a0;.* : --.•. • . .^---^
Suicide Follows Attempt to Kill
Daughter Who Had Asked
His Arrest
SANTA BARBARA. May 27.— After a
vain attempt . to kill his daughter,-
Frank J. Klessner, a veteran of ;the
civil war, 64, and a . convict on parole,
at 1893 San Andres street ; this morn
ing slashed his wrist in plain view of
the terrified woman. Then going to
his bedroom, he - slashed his neck and
right leg and died shortly before Cap
tain Randolph, of. San Quentin* arrived
here to take Klessner back to prison.
. Twenty-flve years ago, in Tuolumne
counts'. Kiessner killed a man. He
was convicted and sent to prison for
life. While at San Quentln Klessner
was regarded as a /model:.: prisoner.
Captain Randolph stated yesterday that
he was frequently referred *to as "a
nice old man." ;He gained ; him ; . parole
two months ago. .V. V His y daughter met
him and they rameito live -here. 1 '
Some days ago the; old man' showed
evidence of an unbalanced: mind and
his daughter Ti-rote to "the prison au
thorities beg-gingr them to take" him
away...- v" , -- : ./. '..•-:'\u25a0;
SAN LEANDRO, May 27— The board
of .trade is* to issue a ; call for - a mass
meeting to discuss the annexation aof
additional territory to the' town' limits.
The date of ' the r meeting? has been left
tOjthe selection of J. J. Gill, C. V. Ride
out. and W. ; J. Locks, a committee ; oh
annexation recently named V by : the
board of trade."-" The" object of, the pro-j
Ject to annex more territory^ is to* in
crease the' assessed valuation and popu-'
lationi of ; San : Leandro ; ; so -: that . it will
be :, qualified to t become a city.; of., the
fifth class.: •-••;- •.\u25a0;\u25a0..; . ~
'BP9?JP!SSI :y o v don't
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Take : a hint \ arid > trj •; \u25a0 th*e I Bittejre
at; once^^ltris' excellent -in?cascs
of Poor Appetite, Belchiiiig t s |Headi
"ache, Iridigestion/ll^CostiyeriwsJ
Biliousnesr, Female \ llls^ andfMa-
Wisconsin Doctor Says Eastern
ers Cannot Practice in
MILWAUKEE,^ Wis; 'May . 27.—"Cali
fornia is no place for, the '^eastern
physician or young graduate of a med
j ical college. -The medical' trust of Cali
! fornla has grown) to; such: proportions
{ and - maintains ;such : an g effective; shut
out policy against "j outside; physicians
that a national J commission } has been
appointed -to~ bring 1 attention **to the
; trust in an effort to establish ; reciproc
ity.". :: ;\u25a0: ;\u25a0- \u25a0;\u25a0:\u25a0\u25a0'; ;£\u25a0 ?3f? 3 f .'.•:. \u25a0•.
Dr.;E. D." Rigby, : who i has just re
turned I from \u25a0 Calif drnia,"J.'?' makes Jhe
above statement and says: physicians: of
- national- prominence and medical pro
fessors in leading 'American- universi
ties have been unable to pass the med
ical | . examinations which "V must _ ¥c
passed In California before a physician
is admitted -\u25a0 to i. practice.?*; Dr. iv ßlgby
made ; his trip - for the Wisconsin ; med
ical" ; society. l and .thinks •'\u25a0 this state
should I retaliate. - ' He says: •
"If •* the : American ; flag is ; the ; symbol
of liberty,- If California doctors are "to
be treated " with respect %in
and other states,, why =; are .not VWis
consin doctors* and eastern physicians
granted -. personal, liberty i In California
. and treated with respect by /members
of .;, the medical fraternity In \ that
state? ; \u25a0 • -.' ;'i' .'.- " •' .\t "-C
"Members of the trtist , are /"not trie
I best of California doctors,' but they are
In the majority. They control the legis
lature. , They ; even elected one of their
membership ; to the > governorship ?*? * two.
years ago. \u25a0;' They f have -complete con
trol of | the | state as , far as | physicians
are | concerned, and , they form r. one of
the t mightiest trusts in"; the country. : ;
"The only, way an eastern doctor can
practice In California is \ by renting fa
license from one of ; the 'doctors i who
was in the state before the J law > was
passed. These .doctors: allow" the- use
of their licenses at so much" per .week."
Father of 1 1 Known Actor
Kept Stores -in; Mining Camps
in '49 V
WASHINGTON, May! Levi Han -
ford, a California ? pioneer".' of { the \ days
0f .49. and- for # more than a ; quarter of a
century a clerk mi- the pension. bureau,
died: this morning. Hanford wfes
years, of age. One -.-of : his '\u25a0\u25a0, sons is
Charles 'B.- Hanford. the actor.
January 1, 1849,: Hanford sailed for
California on the ; ship -Orpheus,' going
around i Cape Horn; and '[ arrived at San
Francisco July 3, 1849. He engaged In
placer mining at : Amador.. After : ac^
cumulating- a, r small capitals he, with
Robert C. Downs as partner, opened a
store. at Amador., The firm of Hanford
Jb- Downs : prospered and » soon-; estab
lished stores at other, mining . camps—
at Sutter ,, Creek, 'Volcano, -at : - Upp«£
Rancher ee 'and : Lower ' Ranch eree.V^in
1869 Hanford returned "east - and in ",1888
he entered the governmentVservice.'a
HitSlKO?Bif>s' :; OP i EXEp I V^
' WASHISOTON, • M«y 27.— Biai for h«nlin«
goods from -tb* docks'. to tbe appraiser stores at
San ' Francisco were . opened ; at the : treasury ' de
partment . yesterday. : -They;-' were: " Orerland
freight -• company, •. 5%c & per package; ;•, Wallace
Austin. 3^c: C. I/, Creed,. 3 9-10 c; Farnsworth
A. Boggles, 7&e; W. 8.~ Martla," 9c. The work is
now done ' by the Orerland - freight company ,at
-jt/ Ht Oui* Stores
/Jw^y**^/ J \ . '4£ The Victor Company has . triumphed again-— their
/^{ftL June list is a wonderful one— it marks the zenith of
||i Ua\i their efforts, for it contains some of the greatest rec-
fJs^T\ - i^^^^f ords ever produced, records so perfect that it is hard to
iCSEWv VgM^^i^lßui VV '*'" *) fl First' of all is offered the result of^Mr. Caruso's
\ i??!^sLjf*l '^ FvslJDff^>^ last engagernent-^-four. splendid solo records and an
V? -CjT^ffi^C V \u25a0 . . J3 XrJJu^ ' exquisite 'duet with Mme. Homer, which are . prob-
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I p;.; -j B a record of her famous Gypsy number from Carmen.
\u25a0 & \u25a0 Q Miss .Farrar contributes . a brilliant record of the
H B • ™ Bl^" 1 ' • famous Be mberg waltz, and the favorite Batti Batti
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I $15 Itoy.' L»ng P* Suito j I Men » 8 Hitg v(- |V- 1 I Suits
5 5^ Boy. Hats [51IC $ 1. 9 5
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