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'MB HAWAIIAN StfARi TUMSdAY, MAlr. i86j,s& IMAGES,
(Continued from Third ftige.)
telegram asked for a shortening of the
time, so the 15th was suggested. Then
came another wire peremptorily order
ing the ship to sea immediately.
There was nothing for it but to obey,
so with a little more tinkering to the
machinery, and only twenty minutes'
trial of the engines and boilers at the
clock, she started on her last cruise. If
sufficient time had been allowed for
repairs, the navy-yard people say every
thing would have been all right. To
day she will make another start and the
crew are a hopeless looking set of men.
NEW RIFLED GUNS.
Ordnance Which Will Carry Shells
Weighing 630 Pounds.
Une of the new rifled mortars
mounted on a carriage just as it would
be in action, savs the Prnviiipnrp Vnitr.
mil, with, of course, the exception of
me masonry around the base of the
carriage, is on exhibition now at the
Builder's Iron Foundrv in this ritv.
which is making a number of them for
the Government. It is beinc nut in
proper condition to be sent to the
worlds 1-atr as a part of the Govern
tnent exhibit Ac il... :..,i:-.-..
it is a breech-loader, with a twelve-inch
rifle bore. The body is of cast iron
anu sieei looped, 10 feet 9 inches in
'enKtb, 3 1 54 inches in diameter and
42 K inches over the hoops, which are
shrunk on the bodies in two rows. The
castings are made from charcoal pig
and are cast vertically, breech down
ward, by the Redman process. Test
specimens cut from both breech and
muzzle ends of the mortar have an
elastic limit of about 17,000 pounds
and a tensile strength of between 30,
000 and 37,000 pounds per square
inch, nearly double the strength of or
dinary cast iron. As sooii as the piece
is cast water is kept constantly circulat
ing through the core, and the cooling
ai once commences, in about twenty
four hours the core is removed and tlx
water turned directly in the bt.re o
the casting for a day or two longer.
The castings are made at the rate :
one a week. It is then placed in a
huge lathe and turned to the required
The attaching of the hoops is a del
icate and interesting process. They
are heated to about 500 degreess
Fahrenheit, or to such a degree that
the hoop will expand about .09 of an
inch. This expansion allows the hoop
to be slipped over the mortar. It is
then slowly sprinkled with cold water.
Gradually it contracts and soon encir
cles the gun in a mighty grasp. Ntxt
comes the rifling. Few operations in a
machine shop require so much care as
the rifling of a cannon, since so much
is at stake. The results of months i.f
labor, the body of the gun, the hoops
and the whole material may be utterly
ruined by one false cut. Sixty-eight
grooves are cut, after which the thread
ing is done by a special machine. The
" breech mechanism is a wonderful re
sult of inventive genius, in which the
machinery seems to act as if imbued
with a reasoning power.
'lhe projectile discharged by this
mortar is three feet long and weighs
630 pounds. It is soft and pointed at
the end and has encircling its tear end
metal bands, which fit into the rifling
grooves and give it a rapid rotary
motion and accuracy of aim.
AN ELEPHANT HUNG.
Curious Accident to a Big Brute in a
New York Loft.
The death of an elephant by hang
ing occurred in New York recently at
a place where animals of this kind are
stored. The beast belonged to J. 15.
Gaylord, and arrived there from liorneo,
where it was captured March 16th.
The animal was 4 years old, five feet
two inches high and about as long, and
was quite docile. It was deemed best
to keep the beast in a twelve-foot box
stall, secured by cleats nailed across
the open end to the height of six feet,
and wire netting fastened above this.
Hut the elephant tore out the neeting
and another foot of cleating was added,
secured by wire. The animal then be
gan the operations which resulted
fatally. It wrenched loose an end of
the uppermost cleats. It then thrust
its head into the opening thus made,
and, somehow, climbed up high enough
to get all four feet above the floor and
the head through the opening. The
cleat fell on the neck behind the cars,
1 he animal must then have lost its
purchase with its toes on the cleats be
low and fallen. Its immense weight
prevented it from freeing its head, and
so it was f'iund in the morning, sus
pended with its hind legs three inches
above the floor, dead Irom strangula
tion. It has been sent to a taxidermist,
and will adorn some museum. New
Lime and Cement.
I'ok Sai.k at
J. T. WATERHOUSE'S
Queen Street Stores.
No. 50 Merchant Sired, Honolulu.
Fine suits from $M up. Linen and Crepe
AU, SUITS GUARANTKKD TO
KIT AND IN THE LATEST
CLOTHES CLEANED ANU Rr.l'AIREI).
H. F. WICHMAN
Iiverythiii in the Jewelry
and Silverware line.
"Up to date" in styles and
patterns : sometimes a little
ahead of date, but never behind.
The only establishment in
the country where eyes are
measured on thoroughly scien
tific principles and glasses guar
anteed to tit each particular case
H. F. WICHMAN
With which Neil's En
amel Finish (offered in six
teen delicate shades) may
be applied, and innumera
ble articles (wooden, wil
low, earthen and metal
ware of every description)
about a home which may
be given a handsome ap
pearance by its use, and
the trilling expense at
which it may be procured,
have rendered it extreme
Some of the finest ef
fects for home decoration
are procured by its use.
It imparts to articles
upon which applied a
smooth, hard and highly
Handsome results are
Get what you want at
l'rnm Cultivated Trees, and put through the
proper process ol preparation, viz:
l'icked when fully ripe, put through the
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W.MCI ICSl 1UI UMSUUIHI UCmi'S, ilUUU-pU IJIL'U
and nned 111 tne snaile in quantities to suit.
Kvery Seed guaranteed to produce a stiong
lieallliy 1 ree, witli proper management.
Apply for price and particulars to
53 If Tohoiki, l'una, Ilawai
J. E. GOMES.
Manufacturing Jeweler, and I.m
Diamonds, Watches, Silverware and
HAWAIIAN - SOUVENIRS.
409 I'ort Street, Honolulu. 43 2tf
I desire to call the attention
of persons going abroad to
these celebrated sanitary pro
ductions, for which I am Sole
Agent for the Islands.
Its to your advantage both
Financially and Physically, to
supply yourself with a Fuu
Outht before leaving. I have
just imported a fresh supply
direct from Germany of Dr.
A cholera preventive.
By the yard, for making or re
Also, a few pairs remaining of
Just the thing for Tourists.
Sor.K Agrnt for
Dit. G. Jakger's Productions.
MiTIIEL STRKKT : OPPOSITE
POST OFFICE. TELEPHONE:
237 "HELL" "MUTUAL" 3G5.
EVERY DESCRIPTION OF JOll,
HOOK AND COMMERCIAL
PRINTING, PAPER - RULING
AND HOOK P.INDING.
tf?f W rf
Lowest GASH Prices!
California Feed Co.
T. J. Kino and J. X. Wright.
Have just received the Larg
est Stock of 1 1 AY and GRAI N
ever imported by any firm in
Honolulu, by any one vessel.
This stock was personally se
lected by our Manager T. J.
King during his recent trip to
the coast, and is first class in
every particular. We guaran
tee satisfaction in quality and
Give us a Trial.
KING & WRIGHT.
Telephones izi. Prompt Delivery.
3?ov "Atiwtvnlia." .and
.Fov Sale, '
I Pneumatic Tire "Century"
Of the Latest Pattern.
Light Roadster, 1S93 pattern.
Apply now to the Columbia Agent,
GEO. HI PARIS.
Life Assurance Society
Offers Insurance on all
Ordinary Life Plan,
Semi Tontine Plan,
Free Tontine Plan,
Indemnity liond Plan (Coupon Hond
at maturity, if desired),
Endowment Uond Plan (5gitarantecd)
It will cost yiui nothing to call at the office of the undersigned, and
make further inquiries. Should you conclude to insure, it will he money in
Bruce 5c Am J. Oartwright,
Managers for the Hawaiian Islands EQUlTAHLIi Life Assurance Society of U.S.
HENRY DAVIS & Co.,
52 Fort Street, Honolulu, H. I.
GROCERS AND PROVISION DEALERS !
Purveyors to the United States Navy and Provisioned of War Vessels.
FAMILY GROCERIES. TABLE LUXURIES. ICE HOUSE DELICACIES.
Coffee Roasters and Tea Dealers.
Island Produce a Specialty
FRESH UUTTER and EGOS.
We are Agents and First Handlers of Maui Potatoes,
AND SELL AT LOWEST MARKET RATES.
P. O. liox 505. lioth Telephones Number 130.
Headquarters for Hawaiian Island
Fresh Eggs, 30 Cents per Dozen.
From the Celebrated Dairies, Woodlawn and Mikilua.
OUR ISLAND POTATOES, are Simply Superb
They Bake Well, Boil Well, and Fry Well.
Why pay 2 to 3 cents a pound for a -poor California or
New Zealand Potato in these hard times, when
will supply you a Fikst-Rate Potato,
Delivered at your Door for
per Hundred TO-DAY.
HENRY DAVIS & CO.,
P. O. Hox 505. Both Telephones
H. S. TREGLOAN & SON,
Merchant Tailors !
OFKER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THEIR LARGE
AND COMPLETE STOCK OF
Foreign Woolens for Spring & Summer
AT 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR CASH,
Business Suits Reduced to Twenty-two Dollars mid 50 Cents
Business Pants Reduced to
J. EMMELUTH & CO.
No. 6 Nuuanu and No. .) Merchant Streets, Importers of
Tin, Copper and Sheet-Iron Ware
WATER PIPE and FITTINGS, BRASS GOODS, Etc.
f&TAtt Orders Receive Prompt Attention, Job Work Solicited.'
BELL 481, ITVE
the Popular Plans, viz.:
Tontine Instalment Plan (Ni:v, Cheap
Joint Life Risks,
'Perm Insurance, etc., etc, etc.
One Dollar and a Quarter
52 Fort Street.
Six Dollars and .50 Cents.
II. S. TREGLOAN & SON.
TJ TTJAI. 311.
THOS. G. THRUM.
IU. KAA 7" 1A1A
LtlllllllUl YIJUUIV VJIUIU
and News Agency.
106 FORT STREET.
CONSEQUENT upon the new inter
U est in art circles through the recent
formation of clashes in water-colors,
the above establishment has procured
full supplies of special required colors,
and brushes of Winsor & Newton's re
liable make, and Whatman's rough
paper in sheets and blocks. Oil colors
also in full stock.
Special Import Orders for Books,
Music, Musical Instruments, Rubber
Stamps, Notarial and Corporation Seals, '
or other requirements attended to by
each outgoing steamer.
Subscriptions to locaf and foreign
periodicals- promptly attended to and
special publications procured to order.
Ordirs for reserves on receipt of mails
booked for attention as far as supplies
American Flags (sewed bunting
no printed affairs), with 44 stars, ot 9,
10, 12 feet; also cotton flags mounted
on sticks various sizes, and flag-printed
piece goods for decorations.
A Full Stock i.f office, commercial
and society Stationery on hand, with
new additions and nuvelties added by
every steamer. Books on these Islands
a specialty, with tin;
as the recognized
reliable reference book on all matters
pertaining to Hawaii.
BOOK-BINDING Orders of all kinds executed
with promptitude, ai.d I'acr Ruled to any
desired pattern; Map-mounting, Check-number-inir,
Perforating, Blocking or other work attend
ed to in a proper workmanlike manner, without
any brag or bluster.
THOS. G. THRUM,
Stationer and News Dealer.
106 Fort Street.
To Gain and to Keep
Flesh and Strength !
We have just received 288
Bottles direct from Factory.
GO cts. and $1.00 per Bottle.
Ten per cent. Discount for Cash
Fresh Stock, Fresh from
Factory. Prices 10 cts., 7f cts.
Ten per cent. Discount for Cash
Hobron, Newman & Co.
Agents for Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Emu s on
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