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1 CHAPTER XXXVII. rCoN-nsuEiO
HH Once safe on English neil Caussidiere
flfgg 'became himself again. He forgot his
HK | -abject terror and resumed his eld man-
H | "or. Then , beforcMio had heen in Lon-
K 'don many days , arose the question :
1 J low was he to subsist ? He had little
sj * 01' no money , and such talents as he
Hw possessed were not at that time in
Kl much demand. A happy thought struck
'
him he would go down to Scotland ,
eE hunt out the rich mistress of Annan-
Hf dalc Castle , and perhaps secure some
HR help from her sympathy or her . fear.
H TllIIE it befell that he arrived quietly
K one day in the town of Dumfries , asd
HR within a few hours of his arrival heard
V I -that Marjorie was alive and dwelling
L with her mother at the Castle. Up to
HRSMhat moment he had been in doubt
V | " * whether the woman he had betrayed
HH 1 was alive or dead indeed , he had
B A I - .scarcely given her a thought , and cared
VE not what fate had befallen her. But
H H 1 "now it was very different. She lived ,
H E -and by the law of the land was his law-
ft His plans were soon laid. He detcr-
H mined to see Marjorie alone , and if she
B "was obstinate and unforgiving , to use
L what power he had over her to the ut-
B most , with the view of securing present
K and future help. On reflection , he had
B not much doubt that he would soon re-
H gain his old influence over her ; for in
B' the old days she had been as wax in his
B hands , and her character had seemed
H -altogether gentle and unresisting.
W M He reckoned without his host. These
m seemingly feeble and too faithful naB -
B ' f lures , when once they gain the strength
M t of indignation and the courage of de-
m spair , assume a force of determination
M I sometimes unnown and foreign to the
H -strongest and most passionate men.
H As matters liad turned out. however ,
m it was not with Marjorie herself that
E tne Frenchman had had to reckon , but
E with her life-long friend and protector ,
H .John Sutherland. This pertinacious
H young hero whom he had always hated ,
H liad now fully asserted his authority in
H giving him the first sound thrashing
H i he had ever received in his life
B ' Baffled , bruised and bleeding , livid
H with mortified rage , Caussidiere re-
H -niained for some time where Suther-
H i , I land left him , and when he at last
I found speech , cursed freely in his own
B 1 tongue. Then he paced about madly ,
B | calling Heaven to witness that he
B w would have full and fierce revenge.
B [ x "I will kill him , " he cried , gnashing
B liis teeth. "I will destroy him I will
B f tear him limb from limb ! He has out-
B raged me he has profaned my person
B [ but he shall pay dearly for it , and so
B | shall she so shall they all ! I was
B right he is her lover ; but he shall
B \ find that I am master , and she my
B \ slave. ' '
H j Presently he cooled a little and sat
L down to think.
B J What should he , what conld he do ?
t [ Of his power over Marjorie and the
f * * child there was no question ; by the
H l B laws of both England and Scotland he
B \ U could claim them both. But suppose
H & they continued to set his authority at
B § [ < lefiance , what then ? The > wore com-
H. ? | paratively rich , he was poor. He knew
L. g ji that in legal strife the richest is gen-
BK V § 1 erally the conqueror ; and , besides ,
Br U while the war was waging , how was he
B & to subsist ?
H" g Then he bethought him of his old
E I hold upon Miss Hetherington , of * his
E , I "knowledge of the secret of Marjorie's
ft birth. It was useless to liim now , for
V § 3 the scandal was common property , and
B S • Mother Rumor had cried it from house
L i\ \ to house till she was hoarse. The
B I proud lady had faced her shame , and
B i liad overcome it ; everyone knew her
B ( secret now. and many regarded her
B > i with sympathy and compassion. For
BEL U the rest , she set public opinion at de-
2 iiance. and knowing the worst the
K | world could say or do , breathed more
BB. V * freely than she had done for years.
M V Thus there was no hope for her. In-
B I need , look which way he might , he saw
V | no means of succor or revenge.
k K As he sat there , haggard and furious ,
By he looked years older , but his face still
F . > J * Ijreserved a certain comeliness.
H i \ Suddenly he sprang up again as if re-
&t 's solved en immediate action. As he did
B \ I. .s0 he seemed to hear a voice murniur-
B I ing his name.
B • g "Caussidiere ! "
H • a > jje looked toward the window , and
B i | -saw there , or seemed to see , close
pressed against the pane , a bearded
\f ' 1 human countenance gazing in upon
_ . - fi -him.
B / II He struggled like a drunken man ,
B JjrJ .glaring back at the face.
m fe Was it reality , or dream ? Two wild
Hf g eyf.s met His , then A-anished , and the
B 1 | face was gone.
E § Caussidiere had looked old and
B wt % vnrn before , he looked death-like now.
H "Trembling like a leaf be sank back
B B . into the shadow of the room , held his
B B 'hand upon his heart , like a man who
H h . liad received a mortal blow.
H , ' 5/ / CHAPTER XXXVIII.
B Vil 'T Pf AUSSIDIERE re"
P / }
I • * * \lf \ niained in the room
4 m l\
E fi E ' R for some time , but
E ( Ju i ? % v as the face did not
m • • , - J & t ? appear , his cour-
H t $ $ ' $ ? \ age in a mea3 rc !
B > . . $2jK' ( < Wi returned to him. AtM
'
M\ W ; * iMiLlK' last he took up his
B l ' .y bat and left the' i
B i Xt 'Ck ? - house.
$ 30 ? He was still very :
Bv palo and glanced
i uneasily from sJue to side ; he had b/ ]
Hi
_ _
this time forgotten all about the child ,
and Marjorie , too. He went through a
procession of by-streets to the policy
station , saw the Inspector a grim ,
bearded Scotchman and demanded
from him police protection.
"Protection ! What's your danger ? "
asked the man , politely.
"I am in danger of my life ! " said
Caussidiere.
He was very excited and very nerv
ous , and the peculiarity of his manner
struck the man at once.
"Who's threatening ye ? " he asked ,
Quietly. ,
The repose of the stranger irritated
Caussidiere , who trembled more and
more.
"I tell you I am in mortal peril. I
am pursued. I shall be killed if I do
not have protection , therefore I de
mand assistance. , do you hear ? "
Yes , the man heard , but apparently
did not heed. He already half suspect
ed that the foreigner before him was a
madman , and upon questioning Caussi
diere a little more he became convinced
of it.
After a short but stormy scene with
the inspector he walked away , revolv
ing in his mind what he must do to
make himself secure.
Of one thing he was certain ; he must
leave Dumfries , and resign all hopes of
obtaining further assistance from Mar
jorie or her friends. He must remain
in hiding until political events veered
round again and be could return to
France.
He hurried back to his hotel and
locked himself again In his room. He
drew down the blinds and lit the gas ;
then he turned out all the money he
was possessed of , counted it carefully
over , and disposed it about his per
son.
His next care was to dispose about
his person any little articles which his
portmanteau contained ; then he drew
from his pocket a small box , fixed on
the false beard and mustache which it
contained , and , having otherwise dis
guised himself , stood before the mir
ror so transfigured that he believed
even his'dearest friend would not have
known him.
By the time all this was done it was
getting pretty late in the day and close
on the departure of the train he had
decided to take.
He listened ; he could hear nothing.
He walked boldly out of the room ,
and having quietly locked the door and
put the key in his pocket , strolled leis
urely out of the inn and down the
street unrecognized by a soul. He
went straight down to the railway sta
tion , took a ticket for the north and
entered the train , which was about to
start.
He had a carriage to himself ; the
first thing he did , therefore , was to
throw the key which he had taken
from the room door out of the win
dow ; then he traveled en in compara
tive peace.
It was somewhat late in the evening
and quite dark when he reached his
destination a lonely village , not far
from Edinburgh. He walked to the
nearest and quietest inn , and took a
bedroom on the third floor.
That night he slept in peace. He re
mained in the village for several days ,
and during that time he kept mostly to
his room.
On the night of the fourth day , how
ever , he rang for the maid , who , on
answering the bell , found him in a
state of intense excitement.
"Bring me a time-table , " he said , "or
tell me when there is a train from this
place. "
"There is none to-night , sir. '
"None to-night ! "
"No , sir ; the last train is gone ; but
the morn's morn "
"Well ? "
"There is one at seven o'clock to
Edinburgh. "
"Then I will go by it do you hear ?
At six you will call me , and I leave at
seven ! "
The girl nodded and retired , fully un
der the impression , as the inspector
of police had been , that the man was
mad.
mad.At
At six o'clock in the- morning the
maid , with a jug of hot water in her
hand , tripped up the stairs and knocked
gently at Caussidiere's bedroom door.
There was no reply.
* She knocked louder and louder , but
could elicit no sound , and the door was
locked. Leaving the jug of water on
the mat , she retired. In half an hour
she returned again. The water was
cold. She knocked louder and louder ,
with no result. Thinking gov/ that
something might be wrong , she called
up her master. After some consulta
tion the door v as forced.
All recoiled in horror. There lay
Caussidiere lead in bed , with his fatso
beard beside him , and his eyes staring
vacantly at the ceiling.
As there were no marks of violence
upon him , it was generally believed by
those who stood looking upon him that
his death had been a natural one. How
he met his death was never known. It
was discovered long after , however ,
that he was a member of many secret
societies , that he had betrayed in al
most every case the trust reposed in
him , and was marked in their biack
list as a "traitor" doomed to die.
. HI JIM I Ml . M . 11 , 1 ' ' J' ' ' '
*
? tt I CHAPTER XXXIX.
* * ' < | - T WAS not until
}
- - - I after Caussldioro
fP tM wa3 laId ia hl3
fif Wlferz ? U Grave that the newa
Wt ffi&wm ot , , is deccaoe
tf SjP ifi } reached Marjorie.
• ST She read In a Scot-
$ / H % > "Sttf ti3h newspaper a
rajJL H description of the
< g 7 NJs , mysterious death of
"
• a French gentle
man in a vlllago
near Edinburgh , and suspicious of the
truth she traveled to the place in Suth
erland's company. The truth wa3
speedily made clear , for among the
loose articles found on the dead man's
person were several letters in Caussi
diere's 'handwriting , and an old photo
graph of herself taken in Dumfries.
It would be false to say that Marjorie
rejoiced at her husband's death ; it
would be equally false to say that It
caused her much abiding pain. She
was deeply shocked by his sudden end ,
that was all. Nevertheless , she could
not conceal from herself that his re
moval meant life and freedom to her
self and to her child. While he lived
there would have been no peace for her
in this world.
He was buried in a peaceful place , a
quiet kirkyard not far from the sea :
and there , some little time afterward ,
a plain tombstone was erected over hiv
grave , with this inscription :
Sacred to the Memory
of
LEON CAUSSIDIERE ,
Who Died Suddenly in This Village ,
June 15 , IS .
"May he rest in peace. "
Marjorie had it placed there , in per
fect forgiveness and tenderness of
heart.
And now our tale is almost told. The
figures that have moved upon our little
stage begin slowly to fade away , and
the curtain is about to fall. What lit
tle more there is to say may be added
by way or epilogue in as few words n3
possible.
In due time , but not till nearly a
year had passed , Marjorie married her
old lover , John Sutherland. It was a
quiet wedding , and after it was over
the pair went away together tc the
Highlands , where they spent a peace
ful honeymoon. During their absence
little Leon remained at the Castle with
his grandmother , who idolized him a3
the heir of the Hetheringtons. On
their return they found the old lady
had taken a new lease of life , and was
moving about the house with much of
her old strength and a little of her old
temper. But her heart was softened
and sweetened once and forever , and
till the day of her death , which took
place several years afterward , she was
a happy woman. She sleeps now in
the quiet kirkyard , not far from her old
friend , the minister , close to the foot
of whose grave is yet another , where
old Solomon , the faithful servant , lie3
quietly at rest.
Marjorie Annan or shall we call her
Marjorie Sutherland ? is now a gentle
matron , with other children , boys and
girls , besides the beloved child born to
her first husband. She hears them cry
ing in the Castle garden , as she v/alks
through the ancesfral rooms whereh , ° r
mother dwelt so long in sorrow. She
is a rich woman , for by her mother's
will she inherited all the property ,
which was found to be greater than
anyone supposed. She is proud of her
husband , whom all the world knows as
a charming painter , and whose pictures
adorn every year the Scottish Academy
walls ; she loves her children , and she
is beloved by all the people of the pas
toral district where she dwells.
The Annan flows along , as it has
flowed for centuries past , and as it will
flow for centuries to come. Often Mar
jorie wanders on its banks , and look
ing in its peaceful waters , sees the old
faces come and go , like spirits in a
dream. The gentle river gave her the
name she loves best , and by which
many old folk call her still Marjorie
Annan ; and when her time comes , she
hopes to rest not far from the side of
Annan Water.
THE END.
ENGLAND'S COAL SUPPLY.
Mines Will Last Aiiont Four Ilumlrei
Years.
"It may new be accepted as geclog
ically certain that between Dover and
Bath there cccars a mere or less in
terrupted trough of coal measures of
150 miles in length , and of a breadth
varying from two to four miles , meas
ured from north to south. " Dr. Hull
believes , however , that this trough is
interrupted by many flexures and
disturbances and that it cannot be ex
pected to compensate for the possible
exhaustion of the Lancashire and mid
land areas , says the Spectator. Nor ,
though he considers that it must extend
under the channel toward Dover , does
he think that it could be worked under
the sea to any extent with profit ; as ,
except at an enormous depth , the diffi
culties of intruding water would be too
great. Taking each cal field separate
ly , Dr. Hull discusses its probable lat
eral extension under ovei lying strata ,
and. on the basis that about 4,000 feet
represent the downward limit of prac
tical working , he arrives at estimates
in round numbers of the amount of
coal that will be available at the end
of the century. The total for the
United Kingdom is S1.C33.000.000 tmts.
As the output of coal for 1S0S was arer
195,000.000 tens , oi the extremely in-
probable assumption that the rat * . - cf
production , which has more than
doubled since 1SG0 , will remain prac
tically stationary , these figures of Dr.
Hull would gh c ? life of about 400
years to our coal mines. Within this
period , then , an enormous readjust
ment of social cenditiens and probably
of C3mmercial conditions is bound to
occur.
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I
THE NAVY * ISIN FIGHTING TRIM I
t
Ships , ' Men and Money Uncle Sam's
Strength. A
Congress Authorizes Vast Ad
ditions for New Battleships
The Maine to Be Re
placed Marines Also Being
Inlisted Under Special Or
ders State of War Exists
All Along Our South At
lantic Coast Movements
Of Our Warships.
The navy department lias now reason to
believe that it lia3 secured the two war
ships , Ainazcnas and her sister ship , now
builtliri , * ? in England tor Brazil. lfas
stated at the cabinet meeting by Secre
tary Loin ? that the naval attache at Lon
don. Lieutenant Colwell , lsad almost com
pleted the nesotiations for the purchase.
So far , however , the llnal notification Horn
him that his oYcr : lias been accepted lias
not yet readied the navy department.
Authorizes Tlircn > fe\v Ships.
Three new battleships of the slanehest
type alloat were authorized by- the house
committee on naval affairs Saturday , find
a provision for their construction was in
serted in the naval appropriation bill. At
the same time , the committee asrecl on
a maximum price of $100 per ton for ar
mor plate for our vessels , inere.ised the
force of naval mnrhtes by 47:1 : men and put
matters in fair shape for a decision to
morrow on the lecatioh cf dry docks ,
probably four in number , capable of ac-
commodatins the largest sized wai ves
sels. The committee was in session prac
tically all day and before the decision on
the increase of ships wa.t reached there
was a long and interesting discussion.
Representative Tate , while favoring an
increase , believed two vessels would be
ample , and that further expenditure be
yond the point of necessity should be
avoided. Representative Loudenal-ig-T of
New Jersey protested that if the strength
of the navy was to be increased at all
it should be to the extent of three new
vessels , built and armed to mce : any ves
sel alloat.
Ilawley "Wants One Cruiser. •
Representative Ilawley of Texas . -loved
that a cruiser be substituted for ( ne of
the battleships , but subsequently with
drew the motion. When tne vote was tak
en there was but one dissenting voice , ilr.
Tate insisted that two battleships would
ant of the marine corp3. and to ench of
the bureau chiefs of the navy department :
"Sir Under the emergency appropria
tion of $ ; 0.000GOO made Wednesday you
will incur , no expense or liability except
after written statements and estimate
made by you and approved by the presi
dent and secretary , all In writing. A
special record must be kept of every such
requisition. If any such liability or ex
pense has been Incurred by you by oral
direction make such written statement
and estimate and submit It at once for
such approval.
"By order of the president. „
"Verv respectfully.
A _ t . .JS "JOHN D. I.O-N't : . Sec'y.
Ilig Item for Carnegie.
Lieutenant Stone , representative of the
Carnegie Steel Company , was at the na\y
department in conference with the oltl-
cials respecting ' .he naval work in prog
ress.
The torpedo llotilla at Key West will
soon be re-enforced by two line boats ,
which have been under repairs. The
V. 'insiow failed this morning from
Charleston for Key West and the Foote
from Norfolk for the name.
The commandant of the Hare Island
navy yard reported that the cruiser Mo
hican had sailed with her cargo of am
munition , which she will tranship at lion *
olulu to the Baltimore for the Asiatic
squadron. The naval officers who are en
deavoring to effect the purchase of ships
abroad have encountered an obstacle Uiat
promises to give rorao troubl > . This is
found in the difference between the cali
bers of the guns mounted on foreign built
ships and the United JJtates navy stand
ards. Not only do these gunr ; differ in cali
ber from our own in most oas > ' : ; , but as
they ate almost all designed for the sise of
smokeless powtlrr their combustion cham
bers are too small to use the ordinary
brown powder with which the Amcrian
navy is still supplied.
Must * uy Powder Abroad.
This obstacle is serious , but not Insur
mountable. It will requite the procure
ment in Europe of a large quantity of am
munition in special sizes for these ships ,
as it would require a good deal of time
lor our dotne. .tic ammunition makers lo
change their plants and make the special
sizes. Commander William If. Emery has
volunteered to command the auxiliary
cruiser St. I.oui.i in the event of that ves
sel's impressment into the naval service ,
and he will be oidereC " o join her be
fore her departure ftom New York next
Wednesday , in a capacity similar to that
which caused Commander Brownson t o
sail on the St. Paul. Commander Emery
has selected as his immediate staff Lieu
tenant Nathan Sargent as executive offi
cer , at present recorder cf the board of
inspection and survey of the navy depart
ment , and Lieutenant Frank F. Fletcher
THE ORDER'NOW OFTEN HEARD ON OUR WARS HI PC.
NIL / fer
* 1 ' J W
"SPONGE AND LOAD" A CHARGE OF THIS KIND TvHEN PROPERLY
DIRECTED WILL BLOW UP ANY WARSHIP.
be sufficient to meet present reeds. The
new warships provided t'or will i.e of lhe
finest pattern. It will be two year. ? ,
doubtless , before they can be placed in
commission.
One Will 55c Named the Elaine.
One of them , the 'jommittec decided ,
should bear the name of the ill-fattd
Maine. The appropriation for th"ir con
struction was not fixed , being referred to
the subcommittee on appropriations.wl.ich
will report to the full committee to-iiiOi--
row. The cost , it is expelled , .vili be
about ? 5C00CCO each , though for the fiscal
year covered in the bill the amount of ex
penditure may not exceed $2OG0.G0O'J ' each.
An important question was raised as to
whether the expenditures for the new
ships should be defrayed cut of the S'O , -
C00.CC0 emergency bill , but this subject was
passed over.
The committee also agreed on a provis
ion authorizing the secretary of the navy
to purchase armor plate , by root'Met or
otherwise , at a cost of not excepting S' .OO
per ton. This was agreed to. however ,
only on the express proviso that "hir item
include the nickel used in the armor , lo. -
which a large outside percen' .ig- * hereto
fore has been paid by the government.
This limit of armcr contract price h.vs
been generally expected and. with the ex
ception of the insertion of the proviso
as to nickel , met with little opposition m
the discussion.
Increase Number of Marines.
One of the most important features of
the work en the bill was an agreement on
an appropriation of $12. , .C00 for outfitting ,
rationing and uniforming 473 additional
marines. This increase in the naval force
was made the subject of a special and ur
gent request sent to the house after the
submission of the regular recommenda
tions. The question of esfabiisnmerir of
new dry docks went over fo > - action to-
rrorro.v. It war. thoroughly discussed to
day , and the outlook is that four new dry
docks would be "authorized , two on the
Atlantic coast , one on the Pacific coast
and another on the gulf. If the present
expectations are materialized to-morrow
these docks will be authorized to be con-
strueted at Boston. Mass. . Algiers. New
Orleans. Hare island. Cal. . and League
island. Philadelphia.
Carries an Enormous Total.
With the amounts to be paid for dry
decks and fjr armor plate in the aggre
gate not yet determined that bill as it
stands caines in all something like SCG. -
0011.00) . which , however , will be larg l\
augmented by the ether items. Rap.d
progress has been made with the bill ,
and it is likely : ' . v. ill be in shape to re
port to ihi house Monday or Tuesday.
Tells All to Practice Ki-onomy.
Secretary Long has determined that
there shall be no wasteful extravagance
in his department in the expen iiture of
the funds so generously provided by con
gress , and to this end he has addressed
the following letter to the assistant" sec
retary of the navy , tr.e ccloncl command-
as navigator , now on duty at the torpedo
station at Newport.
May Arm Wlialehacks.
Captain Alexander McDougall of Use
American Steel Barge Company at Duluth -
luth has received a telegram from Assist
ant Secretary Roosevelt of the navy de
partment , asking his opinion as to the
feasibility of converting wiialebaei : steam
ers into vessels of war.
The caotain says , however , that there is
not much probability of the government
taking any. as it would require stmc time
to get many of the larger type through
the Welland canal.
Captain McDougall says he has a plan
now whereby he thinks h can attain
greater speed with the whaleback type ,
which might make these vessels of u-e ,
aside from defending a harbor. He sug
gests a steel rain and two turrets as requi
site changes for war purposes.
Foreign Warships Needed.
Speaking of the possibility of the T'nited
States obtaining naval vessels. abroad.
John Piatt of Thorp * . Piatt & Co. . of New
York. American representatives oT John
I. Thornycraft & Co. of Chiswick. Eng
land , one or the largest constructors of
torpedo boats and tornedo boat destroyers
in Great Britain , said : "I have just re
turned from Washington and I was assur
ed that this government desires now more
than any other class of vessel a fleet of
torpedo boat destrovers , and. had it been
considered practical by the navy depart
ment to ha\e the boats built in England ,
the Thornycraft company would have by
this time begun work on several vemtcl.t H
of the Thornycraft type for uio here , Aut- H
Ing upon suggestions received in WiimIi- H
Ington , however. I have consulted mem- H
her * of three or four shipbuilding concern : ! H
in tills country relative to the quick con- H
strOctlon of vcksc-Is of the Thornycraft H
type. I have been assured by them that. H
with the detailed working plans of Urn H
vessels In their possession and under an H
ordinary commercial contract that Id , a H
contract free from nil unnecessary ted H
tape they could collectively complete , by H
working night and day. a fleet of ten suclt H
vessels within seven months. The rcpre- H
seutatlve of one firm assured me that it H
could send out the first vessel within s'x H
months. I am authorized by cable by the H
Thornycraft company to offer to dispose H
of complete plans of the Tliornycraft vessel - |
sel tq tliis government at practically a H
moment's notice. The vcazuls are 210 feet |
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THE Y PERANGA. H
( One of the New Warships Slated for M
Purchase by the United States. ) M
long and 275 tons displacement , mounting |
four six-pounders and one thirteen-pound- j H
er. and equal to thirty knots. They arc H
considered the most successful typo of. j H
toipedo boat destroyers ever constructed- H
England has already about sixty of them H
and others building and Thornycraft & Co. H
are construetiug a number of them for |
Germany and Japan. The plans of this H
type of vessel can be obtained from the H
Chiswick yards within three days , and I H
have every reason to believe that this H
government will order them. " . < > H
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• " * " " * " " * " A Magnetic Inland. * i. Vv" > ' / |
A most phenomenal island is that o' . / |
Bornhchn. in the Baltic , belonging to M
the kingdom of Denmark. It is famous - |
mous for it.i geological peculiarities , |
consisting as it docs almost entirely of ! ' , j H
magnetite , and its magnetic influence |
is not only very well known to the > H
navigators of those waters , but also ' i B
much feared by them , on account oC j M
its influence on the magnetic needles , H
which make the steering of a ship H
correctly a matter of much difficulty. . H
In fact , this influence is felt even at a J l
distance of miles , and so palpably / H
that , on the islar.t } being sighted by # v l
mtriners on the Baltic , they at once ? 1
discontinue i iering their coutle " ? * • V M
the needle , and turn , instead , to the \ j H
well-known lighthouses and other M
holds to direct their craft. IJotwe rt ' ' " l
Bornhohn and the mainland there is ' H
also a bank of rock under water , which H
is very dangerous to navigation , and H
because of its being constantly sub- H
THE CRUISER PHILADELPHIA. M
( Ordered to Join the South Atlantic H
Squadron The Swiftest Armored j H
Vessel in the Yv ' orld. ) H
merged , vecsels have been frequently - H
quently wrecked at that point. The H
peculiar fact in this case is that H
the magnetic influence of this Here
ore bank is so powerful that a ? H
magnetic needle suspended freely ia H
a boat ovr the hank will point down , H
and , if not disturbed , will remain ia a H
perfectly perpendicular line. H
WHAT MAY HAPPEN. H
JltlWi i | / AfJNs I
hitS' J zJy ? ' [ A _ * Si $ irt - iVL ) Sr ' 4 1
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t ii r " * H
LOWERING A Y/OVNDZD MAN TO 1HE SICK BAY ON A MAN-OF-WAR I

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