National Affairs: Ordnance Show

Secretaries Dwight Filley Davis of War and Curtis Dwight Wilbur of the Navy, and most of their assistants; Attorney General Sargent; Commandant Hanson E. Ely of the Army War College, and 100 officers; Quartermaster-General B. Frank Cheatham; Commandant John A. Lejeune of the Marines, and many another military bigwig, stepped out of motors and trains at the head of Chesapeake Bay one fine morning last week and stuffed cotton or fingers in their ears. They and some 7,000 more or less distinguished civilians were promptly greeted by the cataclysmic detonation, the boiling smoke...

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