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MR. CARNEGIE'S GIFTS. I

LINER'S NARROW ESCAPE. 1

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LINER'S NARROW ESCAPE. The British India Company's steamer Rewa, bound from Calcutta to London, took up her anchorage inside Plymouth breakwater to land 11 passengers on Monday. A little later the Ham- burg-American Company's liner Pretoria arrived to embark passengers for New York. Many of the Rewa's passengers watched the progress of the huge German vessel with considerable interest. When the Pretoria passed the break- water lighthouse she was on a course that would have taken her quite clear of the Rewa, but a moment later it was seen that the German liner, a vessel of about 13,000 tons, had altered her helm. The force of the southerly gale and the strong ebb tide now made itself felt, and the Pretoria seemed to be heading direct for the Btarboard side of the Rewa. It was evident, when about 300 yards away, that if the Pretoria held on her course she must strike the Rewa just forward of the mainmast. The leviathan travelled at a speed of between eleven and twelve knots, and when within 100 yards of the Rewa she had not changed her direction. A disastrous collision appeared imminent, and the utmost alarm prevailed on both steamers. The size of the Pretoria as she loomed down upon the Rewa impressed those on board the latter ship with a sense of the gravity of their position, and a number of the native crew rushed to the port- quarter lifeboat. Before it could be got in the water the Pretoria let go her starboard anchor about eighty yards away, but she was not brought up until the vessels were separated by only twenty yards. The suspense to those on board the Rewa, especially the women, was very great.

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PEER AND PEDAGOGUE. I

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I NAT CRE KOXES,

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CURRENT SPORT. -

THE BALKAN CRISIS. I

MATRIMONIAL MARKET. I

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ITHE GREAT YACHT RACEI

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I-IMR. WHITAKER-WRIGHT I-!

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