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The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 2, No. 23, June 9, 1898

A Weekly Magazine for Boys and Girls

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,794 / 40 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65.3
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 672
Added to site: 2006.07.04
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s, as the water compartments in that part of the vessel are large, and when filled might have caused her to capsize. The damage proves to be much less severe than was at first thought; after two or three weeks it is thought she will be on duty again.

This is not the first time that the Columbia has been in trouble of this kind; two years ago she collided with the Wyanoke, a coasting steamer; in spite of the trying circumstances at that time, not a man was lost on the sinking coaster, so perfect was the discipline on the Columbia.

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It is reported that the balloons recently received from Paris will be sent forward with the first expedition to Cuba; arrangements for equipping the balloon train are under charge of Lieut. Joseph E. Maxfield of the Signal Service. It is reported that one of the French balloons will be first given a careful test from the deck of one of the war-ships off Cuba. The necessary plant for generating the gas is already in Tampa; the

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