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THE PACIFIC COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER : HONOLULU, MAY 7, 1S9S.
A Bit for Two Bits And some for four and more. These are JENNINGS' BITS, of which we have a full assortment. Ship and house carpenters' Auger, German Bits, Gimlet Bits, Car Bits, Extension Bits, and all sorts of Bits. Of other tools we will just mention the old, well-known Heller Brothers' Farriers' Tools, of which we carry a full line. Every far rier admits these to be the best made on earth. We cannot give you a list of all the tools we carry in stock, but if wanting anything in this line you are about sure to find same at E. O. HALL & SON, Ld. A QUEER CRA Ammen Ram Katahdin the Only Vessel of Her Kind. Built for Offensive Work Only-ls Calculated to Do Exten sive Damage. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 000XKXX0000XX000000X) X Associate Press Dispatch S. F. Chronicle. A 8 A LAIIGE INCREASE OF BUSINESS. X NEW .YORK, April 5. The sales of the Remington Standard Typewriter, the world over, for March this year, largely exceeded any previous month in its his- 0 tory. Typewriter sales are a good barometer of general o industrial conditions. o OOCKXXXDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO oooooooooooooooo H. HACKFELD & CO., Ltd., Sole Agents, Hamakua Plantation, Paauilo, Hawaii, H. I. Mr. J. G. Spencer, Pacific Hardware Co., Honolulu. Dear Sir: The Secretary Disc Plow I pur chased from you is giving us satisfaction. We are using it to plow under a crop of lupins. They are three feet high and very thick. Your plow turns them completely under, at the same time plowing the land fourteen inches deep. I feel satisfied that with this plow the draft for the same quantity and depth of work is as 6 to 8. That is, with the old plow, to do the same work, it takes 8 good mules; with your plow it takes only 6, and they are less tired at night. Please send me another plow by first schooner leaving for this. You are at liberty to use this in any way you may see fit. Yours truly, A. L1DGATE. Water WATSON, LAIDLAW & CO.'S Driven Centri fugal Which does away with two-thirds of the floor space, three-fourths of the oil, and the whole of the helting required for drying sugar with the ordinary machine. May be seen in motion on application to 212 Queen St. ROBERT CATTON. N EILL & 5. Founders and Machinists. 213 Queen St., bet. Alakea and Richards Sts., Honolulu. Invito Enquiries for General Ironwork; Iron and Brass Cast ings. Ships' Blacksmiths. Cemetery Railings and Crestings Made to Order: Samples on Hand. TEL. 410. REPAIRS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. One of the queerest looking vessels in the United States Navy is the ram Katahdin. At the present time she is the only vessel of her kind in the world. For several years she laid off the docks in the League Island Navy Yard, near Philadelphia. Her actions in the war with Spain will be watched with interest. The New York Times says of her: "The ram was built from designs ADMIRAL iSAMl'SON'S l'LW. How an EflVc-tlve IUookatltnl ot Culm Will Ito Mado. NEW YORK, April 22. A Washing ton special to the Herald says: Ap preciating that Havana is the key to the military situation in Cuba, Hear Admiral Sampson, comm?nder-in-chief of the North Atlantic squadron, has coniined the blockade he instituted to ports connecting by railroad with that city. Sampson has also taken measures to blockade the port of San Juan, Porto Rico, and within the next few days an official announcement of this blockade will be made. Naturally the officials will not sav that Rear Ad miral Sampson has moved against Porto Rico, but there is reason to be lieve that some of the ships have been sent to San Juan and the American flying squadron has been held in re serve ror tne difficult work of placing hors de combat Spain's fleet now at Cape Verde Islands. Secretary Long was in conference to day with the naval war board discuss ing the next move this Government .Y AUTHORITY. SEALED TENDERS. f k IS J -vV-f'-' AMMEN RAM KATAHDIN. iead the Hawaiian Gazette furnished the Navy Department by Rear Admiral Daniel Ammen, United Statea Navy, (retired). She was built at ithe Bath Iron Works, Bath, Me., in 1893, and since that time has done lit tle service. Most of the time the vessel has been tied up to the wharves of the navy yard, where many improvements have been added to the machinery. While the vessel carries no large guns, it is said that she could force ships of much larger-tonnage and armed with heavy guns to make terms for peace. "The Katahdin depends wholly upon her ramming powers for either attack or defense. Tne construction of the vessel is smc-h that it wfould be almost impossible ifor the shells of an enemy's guns to cause any damage to ther. "The vessel has a conical steel ar mored deck, running the length and breadth of the ship. It is curved so the ends, which are 'knife edge,' project from the sides of the ve;sseU about three feet below the water line. When un der way only a small portion of the deck' is visible. Four small guns of the rapid fire type are mounted on the deck to repel the attack of torpedo boats, but as all the hatches are bat tened down when the vessel is 'cleared for action,' they would "be of little use. No one Is allowed on deck during an action. The conning tower, placed for ward, and only a few feet from the ram, la protected by armor plates ten inches in thickness. This, with the smoke funnel, which is protected half its length by armor plates six: inches thick, are the only targets which could be aimed at by an enemy. "The ram is a solid piece of hardened steel weighing about five tons. It is conical In shape, and placed on the bow of the vessel below the water -line. When going at full speed the ram has a -striking force of about 300,000 foot tons per minute, or enough force to drive a hole in an ordinary armored battleship. "The bull of the vessel below the ar mored deck is protected, and is unlike any of the hulls of the other vessels; it is V-shaped. "The ship is driven by twin screws, operated by a set of triple-expansion engines of the most modern type. They are placed in a water-tight compart ment amidships, and develop an indi cated horse-power of 4.S0O. The dis placement of .the vessel is 2,030 tons, and she has a speed of over 17 knots. "The crew space is forward, while the officers' quarters are aft. All are below the water line, and air is pump ed into them by the electrical machin ery in the engine room." should make. This was the first time Secretary Long has been present at the meeting of the board. He listened at tentively to the discussion of naval ex perts and entered into it with a deci sion and judgment that was well ap preciated by the officers with whom he conferred. As soon as war is form ally declared by Congress, it is con fidently expected that orders will be sent to the flying squadron to proceed to sea for the purpose of giving battle to Spain's squadron now at St. Vin cent. Before the battle takes place, how ever Commodore Schley's fleet will be reintorced. The efforts of the vessels of the North Atlantic squadron, now in Cuban waters, will be confined to preventing any supplies reaching Spain's force in the city of Havana. An official with whom I talked pointed out that Havana is the terminus of a net-work of railways, which connect swith Cardenas and Matanzas- on the east, and Bahia Honda, Port Cabanas and Mariel on the west. Cienfuegos is also a railroad terminus, and if the "blockade runners could get supplies in that port, they could be sent to Ha vana. It will be the duty of American vessels to warn neutral vessels away from these ports, and should they then attempt to violate the blockade, they will be seized and condemned as blockade runners and will be taken before a prize court, which will be held at Key West, and will undoubtedly be condemned by that judicial body. "I can appricate why no attempt is being made by the department to blockade the entire coast of Cuba," said a well-known naval officer to me today. "Rear-Admiral Sampson has not sufficient vessels to make such a blockade effective, and it would do no good to blockade a great many ports which are held by small Spanish gar risons and which cannot communicate with Havana except by road. Samp son's plan is to prevent supplies from reaching the Spanish force in Havana, so as to starve it into submission, or at least into such a state that it will not be able to give any great resis tance to the military expedition which will be organized next week. The in surgents are expected to prevent any Supplies reaching Havana by interior communication. I have no doubt that the insurgents are actively engaged at this moment in destroying every means of communication between the interior and Havana that it is possi ble to do." Secretary Gage telegraphed all col lectors of customs on the Atlantic. r.if and Pacific seaboards, as soon as ProciriPTit signed his proclamation 111 J. - ., -i. n rtc rm tlip north coast or Cuba from Cardenas to Bahia Honda ind also Cienfuegos on the south coast nave been blockaded by the United states Collectors were instructed to communicate this notification in wnt c ;crr, r-nnsuls in their re- inir io an ujnif... - cnective districts, and to masters, : , nrmlvine for clearance till .,..1.,1,1 rNr-.rtc; or norts in The instructions win ii. GIVE YOURSELF WEIGHT. Don't give yourself away by accept ing any of the inferior brands of beer. Be onto yourself and insist on getting "Rainier" and you will be looked upon as being intelligent and up-to-date, especially if you patronize the Favor ite Saloon. W. M. Cunningham, Proprieor of this well-known resort, ha3 been in the business for many years, and is a connoisseur in liquors. His establish ment is always orderly, and, with the services of his assistant, Mr. Thomp son, customers are promptly supplied. of to their vici- n 1 1 V. L: to the Spanish and Spanish own erV and at the same time simplify the V-nrV of the blockading squadron,. I ' 1 . 1 Collect zvavh the name in their district? bnt few remain in American of all Spanish vessels but it is believed ports. to PERSONAL MENTION. G B. Davis, a sightseer, recently r!i!nr to the islands, was heard remark that in all his travels he had never been crcomed in as satisfactory a manner as at the Criterion Barber Shop. Individual cups for rent for a nomial sum, if desired. Will be received at the office of the Minister of the Interior until Monday, May 9, 1SiS, at 12 o'clock noon, for fur nishing the Road Supervisor of Hono lulu the following supplies in quan tities as required from time to time for the Bureau of Roads and Bridges, Ho nolulu, during the term of six months, from May 11, 1S9S. SCHEDULE OF ARTICLES Required by the Bureau of Honolulu Roads, for the term of six months, commencing May 11, 1S9S. BUILDINB MATERIAL. Red bricks, per M. Fortland cement, per bbl. of 44 lbs. California lime, per bbl. COAL. Blacksmiths' best Cumberland. Departure Bay. HARNESS, LEATHER AND FINDINGS. Cart saddles, each. Collar pads, per doz., best quality. Hames, per doz. pairs. Horse collars, B. T. or C. C, each. Horse blankets, No. 1, per doz. pairs. Neats' foot oil, per gallon. Frazers axle grease, per doz., 6 case lots. IRON AND STEEL. Bar steel, per lb. Bar iron, per lb. Norway iron, per lb. LUMBER AND SHINGLES. Northwest lumber, rough, per M feet. Northwest timber, per M feet. Northwest battens, per M feet. Redwood posts, each, (7 feet). NAILS. Cut nails, per keg, iron Sd., 10d., 12d., 20d., 30d., 40d., 60d. Wire nails, per keg, 6d., Sd., lOd. Galvanized nails, per keg, Sd., 10d., 12d., 20d., 30d., 40d., 60d. Spikes, galvanized, per keg, 4in., 5in., 6in., 7in. PAINT AND PAINT OIL. ioneer white lead, per 25 lb. keg. Linseed oil, boiled, per 5 gal. drum. Linseed oil, raw, per 5 gal. drum. iUBRICATING AND MACHINE OIL. (per gallon, bbl. lots). Cylinder oil, "600 W." Lard oil, No. 1. Black oil. Machine oil. Mineral castor oil. POWDER AND FUSE. Black blasting, per 25 lb. drum, 'lb drum lots. Giant, No. 1, 50 lb. case, 5 case lots. Gian No. 2, 50 lb. case, 5 case lots. Giant powder caps, per doz. boxes. Fuse, double tape, per 1,000 feet. TOOLS AND HARDWARE. Shovels, Ames', scoop, No. 3, per doz. Shovels, Ames', L. H., per doz. Shovels, Ames', D., per doz. landles for the same, scoop, per doz., L. II., per doz., D., per doz. Picks, Hunt's, per doz. ' Picks, Iron City, per doz. Handles for same, per doz. Mattocks, Iron City, per doz. Handles for same, per doz. Ax handles, per doz. Planters' hoes, per doz. Handles for same, per doz. Hammers, sledge, per lb. Hammers, stone, per lb. Handles for same, per doz. Stone picks, per doz. Files, flat basted, per doz., 12in., 14in., 16in. Dandy brushes, best, per doz. Crobars, per lb. Brooms, push, 14in., glued back, long rattan, best quality. - Brooms, push, 14in., wired back, long rattan, best quality. Copper rivets, per lb. Wheel barrows, iron tray, each. Wheel barrows, wooden tray, iron wheel, each. tn a Carriage bolts, per cent, on oi price. (Furnish dated list). Machine bolts, per cent, off of price. (Furnish dated list). T.nnterns. Dietz's tubular, No. 0, doz. Globes for above, red, per doz. SUNDRIES. Dynamo waste, per lb. Coal tar, per bbl. Carbolineum, per bbl. Manila rope, per lb. Sheet rubber packing, per lb. Kerosene oil,- 10 case lots, (name brands) per case. HAY AND GRAIN. California wheat hay, large bale lb. No. 1 rolled barley, per lb. No. 1 Surprise oats, per lb. Wheat bran, rr'r lb. charge, and are subject to the Road' Supervisor's approval. Bonds will be required in such rea sonable sum as may be named by the- Minister, for the furnishing in accord ance with the tender, of such items in the schedule as may be approved by the Minister, and notified to the bidder. but the Minister of the Interior does not bind himself to accept the lowest or any bid. J. A. KING, Minister of the Interior. Honolulu, May 4, 1S9S. RECENT : ARRIVALS! list list per per Samples of grain to accompany each bid. Bids must be in accordance with the above schedule, and must be endorsed "Tenders for Supplies, Honolulu Roads," and all supplies must be de livered at the point required within one mile of the post office, free of FROAl JAPAN: Handsome Silk Goods BLUE CHINA WARE At more than reasonable prices. FROM SAN FRANCISCO: Gents' : Furnishings I' Everything for tho most fastidious- as well as for every day wear. S OZAK "WAVER LEY BLOCK, HOTEL ST. We Make the Kind Of Photos You Want. Faultless likenesses unique, grace ful poses and finished in the daintiest stylo imaginable. We are doing better work and more work this year than last. We want to make the best photos for YOU that you've ever had taken. S,ee us about a sitting. Williams' Photographic Parlors Fort Street. Mantel Clocks, Alarm Clocks, Hanging Clocks. Gold and Silver Watches, Gold and Silver Jewelry,. SILVERWARE. SPECTACLES. Prices Aro Right Manufacturing and repairing prompt ly done. Repairing fine and complicat ed Watches a specialty. M. R. COUNTER. 507 Fort St. Be Sure and See the Plans of the PROYIDEHT SAYINGS Life Assurance Society Of Hew York, Before Taking Out a Policy. E. R. ADAMS. No. 407 Fort Street. General AgenU NEW STORE. Kwong Hing Chong. 315 Nuuanu St. IMPORTED DRY GOODS. English, American and Chinese. DRESSMAKING A Specialty. Low Prices to suit tho times. Come and see our new stock and store. Don't forget. 315 NUUANU STREET. A SHIPLOAD OF NITRATE OF SODA An Excellent Fertilizer for Rattoons and EarlyCane, And in the Dry Season. AdTJtnce orders filled as received from the wharf. For further details address Hawaiian Fertilizing Company A. F. COOKE, Manager. P. O. Box 136. Honolulo. Correspondence solicited.