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 - ; The cane is to be a souvenir of war Umes from...
; The cane is to be a souvenir of war Umes from the California Powder Works, at Santa Cruz, which, with the Dupont Works of Wilmington, Del., ; furnished alithepowderused by theGov- eminent for both Army and Navy. It : was made by Will C. Peyton, who is ' assistant superintendent of the Powder Works here, the inventor of this spec- ial brand and one of the greatest ex-home ' pert makers of explosives in America. ! Government smokeless powder, gun-times tton or pyro-eellulose, by any of wnicii names the material in the cane ? J common cot i 1011 waste such as engineers use about machinery. This is washed, picked and aml lhen il ia diPled and mixed 111 sulphuric and nitric acids and be- vmv Wo-Hulose. It is again washed ?m! tlu'n 11 ls converted into pulp. Next lt. Is dehydrated with alcohol, mixed ; '1 1 ether ,,n a macaroni mixer until it , is thoroughly incorporated with the al- cuuui ami i ne emer, ami nnaily it is ! Pressed out Into the' cyclindrical form 1!,whl('h H is tu b( UH'(i ln the biS Suns-20, !Alt01' aU thoHe delicate processes, re- quiring skill and experience on the part ; of the powder-makers, it is carefully : ,iri0,i for thirty-five or forty days. Such was the history of this cane, ex- c(,pt that while it was yet plastic one of : the eight-inch cylindrical pieces of I brown powder was nicely drawn out ' . , , -. - over a nrass rod ana carettilly rounded nnd tapered. Then it was allowed to tu- cirv ior live wrecKs . When the plain, innoeent-looking ZZ V??'0 .'V, iJik'iiiluu lllc tlMUh 11 11H II1 St1!! I( ' "?h7? bpn,ah '!,'0!.,1bthf Ac-riran Navy. lhey were reassured, however, when smaller pieces of the same material were burned in their presence and were shown to he harmless.

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  1. Evening Sentinel,
  2. 17 Mar 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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