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"We Must Have That Gun-And Quick, Too."

The London correspondent of the Liverpool ' Post' happened to be standing close to the now quick-firing gun when the German Emperor inspected it, during the visit to tho Teutonic on Sunday, and confirms what has been written of the extraordinary interest it evoked. HaviDg inspected the saloon and the engine room of the magnificent ship, the Emperor was led forward to the place where the guns are mounted. He passed through tho throng of guests and crew with a stiff military air, now and then mechanically acknowledging a ualute. His left arm, shrivelled from birth, was disposed with great care, the hand resting on the hilt of the sword in such a f>osition that only if attention were particuarly called to it would the existence of deformity be noticed. As soon as he stood before the gun the whole pspect of the Emperor changed. His face brightened with interest, and his eyes roamed rapidly over the gun. He listened with the closest attention to tho explanation by the lieutenant in charge, eagerly followed the action of the gunners as they trained and fired the piece, almost knelt on the deck to examine the interior arrangements, tried the sight, and seemed sorely tempted to put his shoulder to the wheel and train the gun himself. Several times he turned and spoke rapidly to members of his suite, and turning to his brother as he moved off, be said: "We must have that gun—and quick, too.'

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"We Must Have That Gun-And Quick, Too.", Issue 8042, 19 October 1889

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"We Must Have That Gun-And Quick, Too." Issue 8042, 19 October 1889

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