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were still new. Before the transport reached Haiphong, war was declared; and, upon her arrival in Haiphong, the ship was loaded with a cargo that had become war contraband, the 75,000 guns having been sent with a good lot of ammunition. The matter was put into the hands of the English Governor, who had the guns and the ammunition put ashore and locked up. Korea will have to wait until the war is finished to obtain her guns."
Shipbuilding at New London, Conn.
IX THE YARDS of the Eastern Ship *■ Company, New London, Conn., two large steamships, the Minnesota and the Dakota, to run on the Pacific Ocean for the Great Northern Railway, are nearing completion.
Both ships are built the same size: Length, 630 ft.; breadth, 73 ft. 6 in.; depth to upper deck, 56 ft. All of the works and houses on the upper deck are shown white in the accompanying photograph. The gross tonnage of each ship is 21,000 tons. Both vessels will be fitted with all modern improvements—electric lights, and bathrooms with hot and cold fresh and salt water. All plumbing is open work, with nickel-plated pipes. The wood finish in passageways and around stair wells is very handsome. Oak, cherry, mahogany, birdseye maple, and cypress are among the woods used.
culatcd through the pipes. By this means the air is cooled before being forced around the openings. The pipes for heating and ventilation are concealed as much as possible. The openings supplying heat are placed near the deck; and those for ventilating are near the ceiling. The ventilation is both natural and mechanical. One particular feature in the heating and ventilation, is that no stateroom is supplied with heat directly. The lower portions of the doors are made of slat work, similar to blinds, but stationary. As every room has an opening for ventilation, the exhaust fans are drawing the air out of the rooms, and, to supply the deficiency in these rooms, the warm air from outside flows in through the slat work in the doors and results in a continual movement, or circulation, keeping the rooms comfortably heated.
be too happy to impart any information to those of our graduates, students, and readers who contemplate a visit to this beautiful "Island of Springs."
There are several points of interest which will delight the visitor, during his tour. He probably lands in Kingston (the capital), where he can be accommodated at Myrtle-Bank or Constant Spring Hotel. He is then at liberty to have a pleasant ride in an electric car. in any section of the town, for twopence.
He will naturally be anxious to visit the country, which he can do by rail, cutting obliquely across the island from Kingston to Montego Bay, a distance of 114 miles. The scenery is extremely wild, especially that viewed while running through the Cockpit mountains.
It is necessary to take a buggy from Montego Bay, in order to visit the north
Openings arc covered with brass-wire netting, or with face plates, like a register face. The difficulty of heating and ventilating and at the same time having no pipes in sight, can be appreciated only after taking a trip through these vessels.
The immense amount of work in the heating and ventilation of these steamships is shown by the fact that about forty tons of sheet iron was used on each vessel.—H. W. Washisurn, American School Student.
A Letter from Jamaica
IT MAY BE of interest to our readers, to learn something of my "Island home"—Jamaica. Though far away from the American School of Correspondence, of which I am a student, I have it?' interest at heart; and should onlv
side of the island. The next town in order is Falmouth, which was well laid out but is now in a state of commercial depression. It is hoped that there will be a larger percentage of trade in a short time, as the harbor (which was very dangerous) has been very much improved by blasting and dredging, which is still in the hands of American engineers.
A few small towns of minor importance come next in order, until one reaches St. Ann's Bay, which is built on a decided slope to the sea. Four miles from this town, flows the Roaring river, with its beautiful falls resplendent with spray and white with foam.
The tourist will very likely be anxious to visit Port Antonio, center of the banana industry, the "American town" of Jamaica. This port has shipped thou
LEARN THE VIOLIN
It is a sure source of revenue, as well as a most desirable accomplishment.
The violin is not played ) nearly as much as it should be in this country. There is always a demand for violin players, and in order to contribute toward the increased use of the violin we are giving free instructions for a short time.
A performer upon the violin of even ordinary ability has at command a ready Make Money source of income—$3.00 to $5.00 an evening is easily obtained Easy without interference with one's regular daily occupation, and
in the largest cities thousands of persons, both men and women, make their livelihood with the violin, and make splendid incomes.
We have been nearly a year arranging a plan of instruction by which each student Free Instruction can have the benefit of instruction from experienced and cornBy Mall petent teachers. To every purchaser of one of our Student's Violin Outfits we furnish a full course of instruction free.
It is not difficult; certainly anyone who has a conception of time and pitch can Almost Anyone learn with application and ordinary intelligence. The violin is Can Learn the least mechanical of musical instruments, and it can be
learned by the student with less personal instruction. With our illustrated course of lessons, finger-board chart and hundred-page book containing simple, clear and concise instructions, beautiful exercises and tunes, we are enabled to teach and interest the student in a way never before possible. Personal letters of instruction from our teachers is part of the course, and the entire course is free.
Complete Student's Outfit. $12.50
Consists of the following, with all express charges prepaid: Root Orchestra Violin. Box of Rosin, Extra Bridge,
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Total retail value of above is $23.75. We offer one thousand outfits at only $12.50 each.
THE VIOLIN—The Root Orchestra Violin, specially made for us in Germany, Is a scientifically constructed instrument, its model an exact copy of the Stradivarius, the greatest of all violins. The neck, back and sides are handsome curly maple, well seasoned; the top is made of very old, close-grain spruce, carefully selected for its resonance. The violin is lined and blocked throughout; has perfect fitting' bass bar and sound post; pegs, fingerboard and tail piece, etc., are of best ebony. Fine varnish and the natural wood beautifully shaded make this violin very handsome. The tone Is smooth and sweet, with good power and carrying quality. Before leaving our hands it is newly strung, carefully adjusted and put in perfect playing order by an export and artist. Thousands of these violins, bearing the old reliable, honorable and widely known name of Root & Sons, are in use all over the country. Our house has been established almost fifty years, and our name on these violins Is a safe guarantee of their excellence and value. THE BOW—Very fine quality of Brazil wood; full German silver lined and trimmed and well filled with our finest French hair.
THE CASE—Black wood violin case, well made and finished with hooks and lock and key.
If you prefer to do so you may send fl.00 and we will ship the Student's Outfit C. O. D. for the balance, which you may pay the express agent. If not fully up to our claims return to us at our expense.
If yon wish further particulars before ordering, write us. We refer you to any bank or express company in Chicago as to our standing and reliability.
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-THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS *■ have been graduated from the American School of Correspondence since the last number of The Technical World was issued:
Adams, G. C, Winthrop, Me.—Course: Electrical.
Beerbowcr, Clyde, Salem, Va.—Course: Electrical.
Clifford, James A., Billings, Mont.—Course: Electrical Engineering.
Davison, C. H., Lyme, Conn.—Course, Stationary.
Dunn, J. Howard, Vanderbilt, Pa.—Course: Electrical.
Erskine, Harry, Johannesburg, South Africa—Course: Mechanical.
Eogg, Jos., North Adams, Mass.—Course: Electrical.
Friedman, E. M., Bronson, Mich.—Course . Mechanical Drawing.
Fullmer, Geo. M., Saugerties, N.Y.—Course: Electrical.
Hauser, George, Milwaukee, Wis.—Course: Mechanical.
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The Handiest Thing in the World is
A "iiaal tlf«i*kH If You Have Not Qot a "Desk
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They will keep just as (rood time as an expensive watch: can be placed anywhere on your desk, or may be carried in your pocket. Once you find how convenient a desk watch is you will wonder how you ever got along without one. The watch is regular pocket size, full nickeled case, keeps accurate time and runs thirty hours with one winding.
Did You Ever Feel the Need of a Stylo?
A Stylo Is a Pencil that writes with Ink—It Is not a Pen. There is not a man in the world who uses a lead pencil but has wished that it were possible to have a satisfactory pencil that used ink instead of lead. Well, here it is It is not the oldf^hioned stylo with
a stiff needle or spring needle; it has just been patented and placed on the market. It is called the Gravity Stylo,
How Far Do You Walk
Did it ever occur to you that perhaps you walked miles
just going around your shop or office? Perhaps
you'd like to know. If so, get a Pedometer- A
Pedometer is an ingenious affair that goes when
you go and stops when you stop. You put
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than a watch, too), and when you want to
know how far you have walked, all you
have to do is to look at the Pedometer.
These instruments have hereto-
from ten to fifteen dollars,
but this one has just been
placed on the market. It i
not a toy, but an accurate
while to have.
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