Mr. Willis to Mr. Gresham.
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, March 24, 1894.
Sir: I have to inform you of the arrival in this port, on the 22d of this month, of the Japanese man-of-war Takachiho. The Japanese man-of-war Naniwa returned from the island of Hawaii the same day. The Takachiho carries 360 men and officers, and has the following armament: Two 26-centimeter Krupp guns, 6 15-centimeter Krupp guns, 2 47-millimeter quick-firing guns, 10 1-inch Wordenfeldt, and 4 Gatling guns. She has 4 torpedo tubes.
The officer in command, Capt. T. Nomura, during his official call on the 23d instantiated that he expected to remain here several months.
With high esteem, etc.,