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100 miles below the surface of the sea; or, The marvelous trip of Frank Reade, Jr.'s "Hardshell" submarine boa
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I N Latest and Best Stories are ,Published in This Library. ""To 103 { colltPLET!i: } FRA.NK TOUSEY. Pum.TsfrrnR, 3! & 36 Non rH MooRE STREET, NEw YoRK. { l'JtJCE } Vol IV .&.,. o o New York, March 22, 1895. ISSUED WEEKLY. 5 C IGNT!l. 0 Entered according to the Act of. Cong?e ... <. in the yeur 1895, lnJ FRANK TO US WI:", in the o(Tic e of the Litna1 ian of Con(lress, at Washin(lton, JJ. C. 100 Miles Below Surface of Sea; I or, The Marvelous Trip of Frank Reade Jr.'s "Hardshell" Submarine Boat. He placed a rough hand on Frank's shoulder. 'l'he next moment he was in a position to regret his rashness. A swift driving Yankee fist took him full between the eyeR. Another ligptning:like blow caught him back ot the ear and. he went down like a felled ox. This was not all. ...


1'()0 MILES BEllOW THE SURFACE OF THE SEA. The subscription. Price of the F RANK R EADE LIB RARY by the year is $ 2.50: $1.25 per s ix months, post-paid. Address FRANK TOUSEY, PUBLISHER, 34 and 36 North Moore Street, York. Box 2730, 100 MilES BElOW' THE SURFACE OF THE SEA; OR, The Marvelous Trip of Frank Reade Jr.'s "Hardshell" Submarine .Boat. By "NONAME," A.utho;r of "Under the Equator Ecuador to Borneo," "Frank Reade, Jr.'s 'Sky Scraper,'" "Under the Yellow Sea," "FrankReade, Jr.: s Prairie Whirlwind; or, The Mystery ot the Hidden Canyon,'' etc., etc. CHAPTER I. A SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM. W uv, I tell you the thing is impossible. Nothing could stand the terrible pressure at that fearful depth.'' The speaker was Prof. Van Dent of the American Academy of Science. .A.t the moment be was seated at a large table in the draught ing-room of Frank Reade, Jr.'s machine works in Readestown. The diatingnished young invent o r was seated opposite him. Be tween them were large and explicit charts of the Pacific Ocean. The two celebrated men, one foremost in science, the other the most famous of inventors, were holding quite a heated argument. Then you don't really 'think the plan feasible?" said Frank. "No!" Bat how Ito you kcow that It iA not?" Easy enongh. Has it not been proved beyond all Doubt that he low a certai n depth, the pressure of the water would crash your sub marine boat or any such invenlion, like an eggshellf' Frank Reade, Jr., coolly lit a cigar. He leaned over the table, and said impressively: "How has it been proved!" "How!'' spluttered the learned professor. Why, confound it, :man, you don't pretend to doubt it!" "I donbt everything which is mere calculation or guess work.'' And do you call it guess work--Why, figure out the pressure to the square inch, and--" "Hold On!" said Frank, coolly; "that would be a waste of time. We won't figure it oat because it would leave us no better off than we are now. My cla i m is that J can invent a submarine boat which can resist the pressure and at the lowest depths o! the s e a with perf ect safety.'' The professor looked aghast. This was in exact contradiction to the cla i ms of all scientists It was disposmg of what tas for years been an accepted truth. "Do yon know that there are depths in the ocean which never been sounded?" he .finally asked. "I do," replied Frail!<; "there are depths which the plummet has uever reached for' lack of weight and of line. I believe that in places the North Pacific is fully one hundred miles deep!" One hundred miles!" The professor arose and t.:>ok n turn around his chair. "And do you fancy that you can invent any sort of a boat which will enable you to go with safety one hundred miles below the sur f :1ce of t he sear Frank nodded his head. I do. be replied; and now let me ask von how you obtained your posi tive k nowledge of the comparative pressure of the water in ocean depths!" "Certainly; by the most simple of calculation.'' Wlilch is mathematical computation!'' "Yes." "And which simply Is mere guess-work Oh, I know you learned sa-vants; you can tell us the distance in round miiea to the planets bat it i s only a guess; you have never been there. You have never visited the depths of the sea; hence how do you know that a tough steel wall will not resist safely all pressure there may be ?'' You are a hopeless case," declared Van Dent. "I don't know how I am going to convince you. One thing I wish to ask.'' "Well!" Do you meditate takill'g any such foolhardy tripf' ) Yes." Tile professor twitched at 'his beard savagely and took a tarn ap and down the apartment. "One is sure," be declared, forcibly. "It will be a foolhardJ thing. You need not ask me :Q go with you, for I will not.'' Frank laughed heartily." "I will make a w"ger with you," he declared, "that you will of me privilege before the day comes for the start." Don't talk nonsense!" "Well,t i know you too well. You W(IU!d not miss this submarine trip for any amount of money. Am I not rigbtf' "No!" retorted the learned savant, as he slammed the door behin4 him in going oat. Frank touched a bell. Instantly a comical-looking darky Into the room, He bad a wealth or kinky wool, dancing eyes, and waite ivoriee, which gleamed beneath his thick lips. "Pomp!" "Yes, sabl" The darky ducked his head. Where is Barney!" "I done link he am in de yard, sah. If yo' punch dat bell twice be come quick enuff, sah.'' Frank struck bell twice. Tile ne x t moment a g enuine type of Irishman bounded Into the room. He had the typical !Jroad mug, glowing r e d hair and twiukliDI: lllue eyes. "Barney, you rasclll " Yis, sor!" "I want you and Pomp to listen to what I have to say!" :All righ t sor!" "Yes, sah!" "Is the submarine boat afloat in the basin y et!" "Yis, sort replied Barney. "Shure w e slid her into the wather f9f the llrst toimfl to-d ay, a n sure she floats loike a cork,'' "Good! Well, Professor Van Dent has just be e n he1e, and he "e. clat'es that we cannot live to get to the bottom of the North Pacific. His theory is that the boat will be crushed by the pressure or tl>.e water!'' "Golly!" ejaculated Pomp. "I done fink It take a pooty big pres sure fo' to mash dat boat. It bah a berry hard shell, sab !" That is my argument," said Frank "but I can t make him be lieve' it. However, tile Hardshell is going to the bottom of the P a cific just the fiame.'' Be g orra, that's right sorl" "Will M a rse Van D ent go along wif us sah !" asked Pomp. I feel quite sure that he will declared Frunk, but I wish to say this: if either of you have any f ea r s or a r e afra i d to t a ke the risk: you are hereby released from the obligation to a ccompany me.' The two servitors looked as t onished. "Yo' ain't goln' to leave us t o home sahf asked Pomp. "Not if you really wish to go!" "Yo' kin bet yo' boots on dat, salt "Beg orra, Mistber Frank, we've been ivery1fhere wid yez on all yer thrips an' it's a poor toime to back out now, eor!" Good for you!" cried Frank in tones of plea s ure, then you are to have everything all i n readiness to start within two days. Seef' j'


l 100 MILES BELOW THE SURF .ACE. OF THE SEA. "Yis, sort'' I After a careful inspection of these, Prof. Van Dent said: "A'riabt, sab!" "But these are for t)1e propulsive power alone. How do yoa cause Accid;ntally, incidentally, or otherwise, just bow it matters not, the boat to sink and rise?" Pomp trod on Barney'! toe. Frank opened a steel door which opened into a compartmen' amidThe two servitors wf!re addicted to the cheerful practice of roasting, ships. each the other, at every practicable opportunity. This compartment was occupied by an immense tank, hermetically Git off me rut, yez black ape!" cried Barney, giving Pomp a sealed as he explained. prodigious thump oo tile cranium, which might have been the kick of ''At the lower section of this tank," said the young inventor, a fly for all he felt it. there is a long sliding portion or valve, with suction p1pes leading Hi dar, don' yo' hit dis chile!" roared Pomp. Into it. "Yez insulted me!" "By pneumatic pressure this Is opened and water rushes into the "Yo' lpok out!" tank instantly, and the boat at once begins to sink. Before Frank could arrest the Pomp lowered his head anl "To raise the boat this water is expelled by pneumatic pressure, took Barney on the !ly, full in the stomach. eo powerful that the tank is exhausted in a very few seconds!" Tlle Celt thought be was struck by a thunderbolt, and never stopTlle professor was silent a moment. ped turning somersaults until he was in the middle or the yard. "That is all right,'' he said finally, "bot from what source comes Confunnd those jokers!" exclaimed Frank, angrily, "they'll kill your supply or air?" each other yet." Frank smiled and turned to another steel door, which he threw So yon have really decided to take the fool-hardy trip!'' open. Frank >.urned in astonishment as the voice sounded at his elbow. What looked something like a chemist's laboratory was revealed. It was Prof. Van Dent. There were long coils of glass pipe, immense retorts and glass "Jupiter!" !Je exclaimed, "have yon returned?" globes; great jars of chemicals sat about the place. "I Lave, to try and dissuade you from your purpose!" said the "Every atom or air which we use while under the surface," be said, sc:entist, grimly. "Is manufactured by these powerful chemical generators. It is also Frank laughed. of the finest and purest quality." Better devote your time to a better purpose!" he said. Van Dent took a critical look at the generators. "At least I have some curiosity to see this wonderful machine. Wonderful!'' be decl&red, "but bow long a time can: yoa keep Will you show it to met'' these generators at work?" I will with pleasure, and convert yon at the same time!, "An onliruited periodt replied Frank. There are sufficient chem" That you cannot dol" icale aboard to last for "We will see!" "And this air is generated--'' Frnn k led the way out into the yard. The followed him. Is disseminated throughout the entire boat by mea us or pipes and Passing through an'inner gate they came, to a huge tank, or basin of valves, When it becomes vitiated the gases are attracted and conwater, covering fully an acre. Rnmed by a little cbemicn.lagent which is Kept in small vases in differ\ In this rested t!le submarine boat. f!llt parts of the boat." Tl.te first impression gained by Van Dent upon gazing at it was "Enough!' cried professor. "Yon are to-day the that it could certainly fulfill all that ;Frank bad claimed lor it. genius on earth, Frank Reade, Jr. Nobody will dispute that. Wbea Certamly it was in design aLd symmetry as well as in detail of COD will you start upon your deep sea cruise!" struction and material a wonderful craft. In two days!" There it rested upon the waters of the little basin as natty and light "Ah, that will be very soon now!" as a cork. "Yes." Its bull was built sometbicg upon the lines or a schooner, yet not "Yon still cling to the belie! that the steel walls or this boat will or great depth of hold. be sufficient to withstand the pressure or the deep bear Solid steel was its entire construction, nod every bolt .and rivet nod "Look here!" said Frank, have you never seen a l>owlder of tona plate was of the best material. weight supported by a little pebble witbont crushing it!" "Well," exclaimed Frank, after a pause of some moments. "What "Yes.'' 1 is the matter with yoo, Van Dent! Are yon struck dumb?" Well, there is the principal. The Hardshell will be like that lit" By no means," replied the professor, quickly, "but upoo my word tie peb!Jle and the weight of the sea, even at such fearful depths will }'rank, the more I see or your new boat the more feasible your plan not be sufficient to crush it.'' looks." But can ft force its way down through such a depth? What of Frank laughed heartily. its specific gravity in such a waste--" "Of course,'' be cried. "I knew you would be a convert. But "Pshaw!" exclaimed Frank, Impatiently. "The motive power eome, you must toke !l closer look at tbe Hardsllell; could there be a will force the submarine bon t down. There is no reason, even if her !letter name for her!" own weight were not sufficient, why the propeller should not worK. "Certainly not," replied Van Dent, as be followed Frank along the For that very fact I have placed two extra propellers beneath her edge of the basin. keel, which w .ill cut a downward path for her!" The professor could say no more. CHAPTER Ir. THE PROFESSOR IS CONVINCED. THE Hardshell lay near the edge cr a small landing which extended into the basm. Barney and Pomp were workiug auonrd ber and bad thrown a plank from the wharf to her deck. Across this Frack and the professor now made tbP.ir way. Tlle exterior of the submarine boat presented t.be appearance of a dome-like shell resting upon the main bull or the craft. ThiA shell was pierced by two square windows and two circular windows, deep-set, and with the thiJkest courses of plate glass. The upper part of the dome was pierced with circular, or dead-eye windows, at intervals all the way around, The pilot bou!le was forward, and over it was a powerful search-light. A guard rail ran fore and aft, and the entrance to the cabin was through a deep vestibule amidships: Passing into the cabin a wonderful scene was revealed. Though small, this was richly furuisbed, and equipped as well with the necessary articles of comfort for n long voyage. Through this cabin Frank and the professor passed. The latter 'll'as exceedingly pleased with the appointments. "It is fit for a ladies' bower," he said. "Indeed, nothing could be . Passing on, they entered the next cabin. This was the saloon, or living cabin. Here were fine silver and china, and the equipments of a lioely-manllged cuisine. Just oft' this cabin was the cooking galley where Pomp held sway. The cooking was done by no electric procbss, which obviated the necessity or a fire. This was the invention of Frank Reade, Jr. Next was the long forward cabin and staterooms. These were comfortable and cozy. All these apartments were upon one deck. Now Frank said: Come below to the engioe-room." Down winding stairs of brass they went into tbe engine-room. Here were the electric engines. Marvels or invention and most delicate In construction, though powerful in execution. It seemed to him that Frank bad provided for every contin{!;ency. And he finally returned to the deck. Well, Van Dent," said Frank, when they were once more oa land, you will at least be on hand . .. I will have to go to Washington first,'' he said reflectively. Frank sm1led. lie knew that from the first the distingntsbed scientist bad not abandoned the idea or going on the trip. It was naturoJ to him to demur and argue, and this was what be bad been doing. If you must have !lllore time," said Frank, "I can wait a little while lor you. Say till Friday--" "No," replied the scientist, energetically: "I will ba on hand, you may depend.'' With which be tnroed abruptly and strode away. An evening train took him out of Readestown. Barney and Pomp wasted no time in preparing the Hardshell for tbe cruise. Supplies and necessary equipments were placed aboard, and when Thursday morning came, all was in rendiness. Even Barney nod Pomp themselves were upon the deck dressed in their natty yachting uniforms and ready for business. The artisans and I,Ilecbanics employed by Frank Reade, Jr., in his shops were out in force. So, indeed, wllre the townspeople, who were always interested in Frank's inventions. Frank went on board at ten o' clock ; be was very m ncb pleased to find all in readiness. "You !lave done well, boys!" he said, in tones or heartiest commendation, but where Is the professorr "He is here." A gruff voice sounded at Frank's elbow; he turned Instantly and was face to face with Van Dent


100 MILES BELOW TllE. SURFACE OF THE SEA. "Good enough," be cried. "You are right on time, professor!'' "I always intend to be,'' replied the scientist. In one hour we start according to your announcement." Yes.'' The professor went below to his state-room. This was quite a spacious apartment, for be had his scientific in struments and many to stow away. This required some time, but sharp at eleven o'clock \le was on deck again and ready for the ceremony or starting the boat. The tank or basin was connected by means of locks with a canal, which in turn connectec! with the river. Into the first lock tbe boat glided. Barney was in tbe pilot-house where he could not only steer the craft, but regulate its speed as well. All the others were on deck. Tire Hardshell glided into the canal and started on its way down to the river. As it emerged from the canal it was in full view of thousantls of people who had on the banks. Chllers tilled the air and cannon roared and bands of music played. Frank and the professor waved flags tn response. A hail came from the shore: "Let'& see your boat sink!" Frank tnrnedtto make a sign to Barney, who could see him through the glass windows o( tbe pilot-house. Then he said to Van Dent: "Into the cabin quick! Come, Pomp, you black rascal!" All sprang into the cabin. At the same moment Barney touched an ell\!ltric valve. 'The doors -and windows of the boat were instantly closed and sealed air-light. At tbe same time the oxygen generators in the hold began to work. Freah atr rushed through the boat. The propoller had been stopped, and now a touch at a lever by Barney, the bont to take a gentle lurch forward. The next moment she was nuder the wate r. For n. brief moment all was darkness, then the electric lights of the boat. blazed up. The bed of the river was seen as plain as could be for a long tance about. Those on tbn river bank saw n. dull glare on the surface : or the water, whicb marked the spot where she bad gJne down. Barney started the propeller again, and the boat swam around in a circle under water. Tbere was no doubt about it. The submarine boat was a success. She behaved as nicely under the water as slte evsr did above. The submarine voyagers, especially Prof. Van Dent, were well satis lied. CHAPTER III. IN THE PACIFIC. AFTER a reasonable lengt\1 or time under the water, the Hardshell once more srrung to the surface. She was welcomed vocirerously by the crowd on the river banks. They instantly voted the boat a great success, which demonstration was most to Fraol\. "We certainly have caught the crowd!'' be said. "'l'hey could hardly do else but applaud!'' declared Van Dent, "this boat Is one o: the wonders of this century." "It am jes' a dandy!'' declared Pomp a9 be turned a fiip-ilap. "I done fink we hab a big 'sperience on dis cruise.'' "You may have more or an experience than you would like!" laughed Frank. "Wuit until we get into the deep sea." "Sball we travel under water all t!.Je way to the North Pacific!" asked the Professor. By no meam!" replied Frank:. Of course we can make bett11r time on the surface. But at night we will travel under the surface to avoid the danger of a collision. In daylight, howe\'er, wa will keep on the surface!" "And have you reckoned the time necessary to reach our destina tion?'' "It will rPqulre at least a month," replied Frank. "I am tzoing to strike the North Pacific Drift Current where it intersects with the North Equatorial Current on the tropic or Cancer. This drift I etulll follow north to about the forty second degree of north latitude. There iB a huge basin which is of unknown depth. Before we leave those seas it will be known to us at least bow deep that basin is.'' "I believe the last sounding made reached the depth of th!rty miles,'' declared the professor. Thirty miles under the eea. Thia enormous depth seemed appalling, yet it was really but n. tithe of the distance to the earth's center. The hole or basin or sink, whatever It was, might be fully five times that depth and yet approach nowhere near the earth's core, or even make any appreciable progress tiHough its crust. However, Frank Reade, Jr., was much in earnest when he declared his intention of learning the exact depth of this wonderful deep-sea sink. That Is," he said in modification, "if the Hardshell will stand the pressure," and be looked mischievously at the professor. Van Dent ignored the insinuation, however. He procured a camp chair and sea\ed himself on deck before lhe pilot-house. Down the river the submarine boat glided, and in due time reached tbe sea. Frank headed the Hardshell straight for the Bermudas. Thence he intended to make a straight course across the Equator to St. Paul Island, and then it would be a straight line soutll to Cape Horn. Once around Cape Horn, he intended to strike directly inlo Oceanica and thence north into the Drift. which skirts tlJe shore or the Aleutians and merges Into the Behring Sea. By daylight the Hardshell traveled on the surface. Her electric engines were powerful and capable of developing great speed. She made swift progress. At night site descended some feet under the surface to avoid the possibility of a collision. Her speed was not so great under water, us of course the resistanc" was greater. Ao times she somettmes ran near the bottom of the sea, and the &ights revealed were wonderful indeed. A co:.tstant ancl clJanging panorama of submarine wonders fiittell before the visioo. 'i'he're were coral grottoes, forests of marine plants, strange fish, uncouth sen monsters, and sometimes the sunken wreck of a ship would be setln. But it bad been agreed that no time was to be wasted in research Ulltil the return trip. -First of all they were to proceed with all hase to the Nortb Pacific and solve the problem of the unknown depths. After this was accomplished could be decided easily enough how much\ time and efi 'ort might be expended upon research on the way borne. Van Dent WIIS He was as eager as Frank to reach their destination. So day after day the liUie Hardshell plowed on her wuy. or tbe incidents of the voyage we will speak but briefly, deeming the events which transpired after thetr arrival in tlJe North Pacific of more interest. IJ Suffice it to say, that vessels were met and hailed, there were encounters with huge sh -arks and other monsters of the deep, and several thrilling experiences with storms. Especially was the Hardshell given a hard rub in Cape Horn seas. But tlJe stanch lit t le boat managed to weather all this, and no seri ons mishap was encountered until they reached the North Pacific. The Great North em Drift was encountered at a point due west from San Francisco. Prof, Van DPnt's scientific instruments showed this and spee:l. was at once red ucea, Tlle little Hardshell bad made a long cruise and a successful one. But as her engine had been itt constant use for a month, it stood t() reason that they must have encountered no little wear and tear. As a consequence, Frank deemed it best to put in at some con venient port ana give them a thorough examination and effect wl)at. repairs might be necessary. It was some ways to the North American coast, and WOJlld mean an appreciable loss of time. So Frank was for a tin : e somewhat in a quandary as to what it was best to do. In this ollemma an island was sighted. Examination of ocean charts failed to locate it, so tbe voyagers reckoned that they were the first discoverers. The submarine boat was beaded for it. ' rr we can find a good harbor we will stay there Reveral days," de clared Frank. As the Hardshell approached the little isle it was seen -to be quite a respectaule s1zed oaais in the sea, with some precipitous clitfs and large forests of Alaska firs. Seals were playing upon rocks ofi' its shores; -they did not seem to be at all afraid of human beings. "Upon my word," cried Van Dent, "I believe we are the first dis coverers of this place. "If so, we have gained something of value up on our trip already.'' Begorra, phwat's going to be the name av the island!'' asked Barney. "Yo' might call it de Emerald Isle, it am so pow'Cul green," affirm ed Pomp, artlessly. B ejabers. it's a foine place to Iuk fer an Emerald Isle in this part nv tile worruld," scoffed Barney. "Sum:e it's too far away for Eng land to put its lut on the neck av the people." Golly! I don' fink dere am any people here fo' to do dat ling said Pomp. "lC were ypz may be sure ould Johnny Bull wud have his grip on 'em.'' He would for all the opposition oor present national government would make," said Van Dent,. satirically, "the case of Hawaii is an example. Why I believe that England or Germany could come over and claim Governor's Island without much serious oppoaiLioil, and tbut is right in New York harbor." Frank laughed heartily. "You are a little hard upon our government, professor," he said. "You would mal;e them out as lacking patriotism." "If they bad more or tba spirit or Washington or old Ben Frank lin it would be better for the nation," averred the doughty scientist. Nobody seemlld icclined to dispute the point and the subject was dropped. The Hardshell was now every moment drawing nearer to the island, It seen to be really a little gem and might have been one of the Aleutians so far as scenery went.


100 MILES BELOW THE SURF ACE OF THE SEA. 5 There were huge flocks of sea birds on the cUffa; seals were thick on the rocks and could easily he shot. That is a good hit o! evidence this isle is not known to the marttime world," declared Frank. If it was those seals would have been thinned out long ago." "By England, who has no right or title in them," said Van Dent, A cozy little harbor was discovered, ami into this the Hardshell sailed, and anchor was dropped not very far from the shore. It was determined to rematn here several days. Frank wished to thoroughly overhaul the machinery, and this would require some little time. The island certainly was not inhabited by human beings. It seemed to retain all it8 primeval characteristics, and certainly abounded in game peculiar to those latitudes. As the professor could not be of any assistance in the repairing of the machinery, be decided tQ go ashore lor u. ramble. He took with him not a gun or his scientific instruments, but simply a fishing rod. 'lhe moatlu>f a rushing river was near. He pointed to it and said: If some of the sportsmen who annually visit Canada and the Northwest, could follow that stream up, they would get such sport as never fell to their lot before.'' "Fish!'' exclaimed Frank. ro be sure! You dhall see what a flne I will bring back with me. Only trout and salmon run in tllese waters!" "I am t e mpted to go myself," said the young inventor. "I would be very glad to ht1ve you!" "Perhaps I will before we leave the isle," replied Fran1r. "The machinery must claim my attention now." So he went below and to work with Barney and Pomp. The pro fessor lost no time, but at once started for the shore. There were several portable canoes aboard tlle Hardshell. One or these the professor took. He hauled it high and dry up on the shore, and then set out for the river and his much anticipated sport at fishing. CHAPTER lV. A FISHING 'l'RIY, THE professor's surmtse in regard to the fishing in the island river was soon proved correct. The stream came tumbling down for miles !rom the hills. It abounded m deep eddies and pools, just tbe lurking place for salmon and trout. 1 The salmon were In the river in abundance. The trout, however, were found in the smaller streams which were tributary. The professor adjusted his tackle und put on several good salmon flies. Reaching au overhanging l e dge he glanced dvwn into a limpid pool some twenty feet in depth. There he saw fully a score or handsome fish ih weight varying f rom ten to forty pounds, for the North Pacific salmon is very large. One moment the vrofessor poised his light bamboo pole in air, then he cast the flies. He was an adept at this, and as they spattered Ul>Dn the surface of the pool there was a tremendous sensation Up from the pool caq111 a silver hued fish like a flash of light. Out of the water in a perfect, grace!11l para bole it sped, the fiy se curely nestled in its jaws. It was a pretty cast. and a beautiful rise. Now came the exciting tug-of-war. Down into the depths surged the fish, striving to carry the line with it. His ponderous weight would have snapped the light silk with ease but for the careful skill of the angler. Now here, now there, the captive sped lilte a flash of light, trying to shake ol1 the steallected upon the great treat he would enjoy in looking up the various spllcies of fish and curious creatures of those depths whicl! tlle eye or man had never before gazed upon. Certainly it wns a privilege which any scientist might have envied him the possession or. All re t ired for a good sleep. '\ '!Je next day work was resumed upon the machinery. Snch rapid progress was made that Frank announced the task fin ished. To-morrow, we shall be at leisure}' he said, then we can ex plore the islam\ for diversion.'' And do some llshin', sor!" put in Barney. "Yes,' agreed Frank, "and do some fishing. We have forgotten one thing." "What?" asked the professor. "We have not named Lhe isle." "That is so!" What shall we call it!" There was silence for some moments and then Barney said: "Yez mought call It the Fishing .!!!land.'' Everybody l aughed at this, but Frank quickly rejoined: I kuow of nobody upon whom the honor would sit more ly than the professor. Suppose we cull it Van Dent's Island!" "That is too much honor.'' protested the professor. But Frank insisted, and so the island was entered upon the chart as Van Dent's. I will see that its location is reported to the marine department at Washington when I get home," satd Frank; "and my (ear professor, you find yourPell perpetuated." It was a lovely morning and to the ears of all came the musical roar nod splash of the mountain streams on Van Dent's Isle. lL was decided to go ashore upon a fishing trip and tile submarine boat was carefully ancbored before being left. It was certainly a risky thing to leave it thus alone. But Frank felt unwilling to debar either Barney or Pomp from the pleasure of the trip. Moreover, there was no apparent way for lharm to come to it, as the island was evidently uninhabited. Frank believed that everything would be all secure until their return. So the party forth. Under the professor's guidance they were soon in good llsbing grounds. We will not dwell upon the incidents of the afternoon to nr:y extent, lor it would require too much space and crowd out other more im portant matter. However, a little experienoe or Barney and Pomp will not be out of place, lor it was certainly humorous as well as characteristic. The two boon companions wandere4 off by themselves, leaving Frank and tbe Professor engaged in a lively discussion of the geologi cal formation of the island. It was ea11y work for the two jokers to get bites from the salmon in the pools, for the fish were hungry, ravenously so. But to land them was a11otl!er and not so easy a feat. Invariably the line would part or the hook would slip, and, finally disguHted with his luck, Barney hit upon what be believed would be a brilian t idea.


1 naygur," he said, "it's ivident we don't know very much about tisuing at all." "Golly! I use to cotcll jack fish down in Geo'gy wif mah han's dey was so plenty," cried the darky. "Yo' kin talk anoutEfiahin'--" "Howld on, yez !Jlack misfit," cried Barney, "don't yez bll afther givin' us any sich a steer as that. Sllure there's fish en uti here fer the hull United Sthates!" I believe yo', chile," replied Pump, but we jea' don' seem fo' to cotch 'em all de same!'' that's bekase we don't go to worruk roight. If yez caught !ish in yer hands in Georgy, why kain't yez catch 'em that way here!" "Specs I can," saitl Pomp, reflectively. "I'ae williu' fo' to try!" At this moment 'hey came out upon a ledge, which looked down into a pool some live or six feet below. It wus the clearest of limpid water, and there upon the gleaming white sands were any number of delicious salmon. I The two fishers looked at them wistfully. Then Pomp threw his fly. splash, snap! A big salmon had it instantly. Then there was a commotion. But \b1s time Pomp did not as usual attempt to pull in the big flsll direct and on ita own weight. He let it run, and then threw himself flat upon his stomach on the verge or 1 he shelf or rock. This was in pursuance of a plan as agreed upon by the luckless fish erm en. CHAJ'TER V. THE ENGLISH SEALER, Now, yo' !'ish,'' cried Pomp, "jes' yo' grab mab laigs an' when I git dat l!sb in mah claws yo' kin pull me up-see?'' Begorra, I do!" replied Barney, with a twinkle in his C)'es. He was always up to a joke, and he now saw what be believed to he a famo>lB chance to perpetmte one. Had the darky suspected, what was in his mind he might have changed 'uta tactics materially. But he did not. Hence be came to gritlf. Over the edge or the precipice Pomp crept, Barney holding him by the ankles. Below him was the pool, fully fifteen feet deep and icy cold water. Great salmon lay stoically at ita bottom. Pomp got a good bold on the line and began to draw the half ex hausted salmon up from the depths. This caused the nervous flsh to make a spasmodic upward dash. cleft the water aud:leaped almost into Pomp's face It was the darky's chance. He made a spasmodic effort to clutch thl' fish. But it was out or his rrasp Instantly. Have )leZ got the big divil!'' cried Barney. "Golly, I done nigll catched him!" replied Pomp; "de nex' time I bab him fo' suah!" Once more the big flsh shot up to the surface. This time Pomp thrust a hand through his gills. Having onre got it there his wrist was retalned by the aharp edges of fish's gills. The salm.oo weighed run thirty pounds. Moreover he was what in epor,sman's would be cal!ed a "fighter.'' "Have yez got h1m?" roared Barney. "Yo' kin bet I has!' cried Pomp. "Hang outer him, thin!" And just then a very singular thing happened. In some manner Barney's fee t slipped. Of course it all seemed accidental. However it was, Pomp took a straigll\ header down into the pool. He went directly to tlle botom. Barney scrambled to the edge or the shelf of rock. His little joke woul:l have been a glaring success could be have controlled his laugll t er. But ao comical ditl it all seem to him that he felt called upon to lie down anll fairly sllriek with mirth. l{eanwhlle, Pomp came spluttering up from the bottom of the pool, where the salmon had all lied at his approach. AI! save the thirty pounder (a8tened to his wrist, and this one :proceeded to make his life Nothing Pomp could do, could free his wrist or this weighty en eumlmmce. The big tish flound e red, and ;Plunged aod fought sav agely. It threw water in clouds into the face ; It literally towed him round the pool, and Pomp was only able to scramble out after a desperate eff o rt. He drew himself out or the water chi!led to the marrow of his bones. A blow upon the rocks killed the salmon, and he freed his wrist. Then for the first time be beard Barney's uncontrolled laughter und took In the situation. As it nushed across h1m that be had been made the victim of a practical joke, the darky was very angry. "Yo' done dat on puppose, yo' sassy Pis!1man!" he yelled. "I git square wlf yo' fo' dati'' Like an enraged lion Pomp rushed np the incline, ani straight for the Celt. With bead down the darky charged for his tormentor. So swift was the assault that Barney ha

DO MILES BELOW THE suRFACE OF THE SEA. 7 "I will do nothing of the kiud," replied Frank, keenly. "Now I warn you to leave t he deck of my boat or I shall forcibly expel you!" The Br!tisher's face flushed hotly. .. I'll take you aboard the Clytie myself," be gritted. "Come along yon urstart!" He placed a rough hand on Frank's shoulder. The next moment he was in a position to regret his rashness. A swift driving Yankee fist took him fqll between the eyes. Anoth er lightning-like blow caught him back of the ear and he went y scient!sts was a fact that the pressure of the water at that depth was so fearful then it was possible that the boat might be fearfully crushed. "Now," said Frank, "if there is any shirking feeling present let us know it. If one of yon is ready to repent ot the undertaking say so now and 1 will pot him ashore." Barney looked at Pomp and said: Divil a bit, sor!" .. I Golly, I'se ready to go, Marse Frank." Van Dent looked amazed. Why not torn back cow if you don't really want to go yourselr. Frank!" he said. This settled it in Frank's mind. He instantly turned and into the cabin. The submarine boat floated in a calm sea. Frank rang a little bell as a signal. The others sprang into the cabin; click! went the doors and win dows, sealed bermetieally and destined to remain so for a long time. Then there was a rush of water Into the tank and a sinking sensa tion. The light of day vanished. The electric lights blazed forth; water was all about and visible through the plate glass windows. The great journey below the surface of the sea was begun. Down, down, and down. Prof. Van Dent hovered about the water telescope in the bull of the boat, but no sign of the bottom appeared. The boat w!ls sinking with great velocity. Frank reckoned at the rate easily of fifteen miles an hour. There was a jerly sensation as abe kllpt settlir.g, Aa yet, those in the cabin had felt nothing from the pressure. Frank in the pilot house was watching the gauge. This indicated the rate of pressure to the square inch upon the bull of the boat. Another gauge also recorded the distance from the surface. The lower the boat sank, the less her epeed became. This showej the natural b!loyancy which might be expected at such depths The eubmarme navigators stood 10 the cabin of the boat and the silence was p11inful. It was certainly a most impressive moment and an awful realizatioa / which was upon all. They were now far from the light of day-far from the upper world. Buried in the awful depths-literally buried alive! Ther e. was ne certainty that they would ever return. It is quite impossible to depict in words the sensations experienced by all, Their fAces were drawn and ghastly in the glare of the electric light. Frank Reade, Jr., was perhaps the coolest of all. But for his iron nerve and intense determination the expedition have been repented of then and there. Bnt be had set forth to maKfl a visit to the bottom llf the Great Sink. It mattered not to him what the depth-he would go on. I\ was really a mighty undertaking._ Only the human imagination can roicture how mighty. Down and still down sank the boat. Frank kept his eyes upon the gauge. He marked the feet as they drifted into yards and the yards into furlongs. Teo, fifteen, eighteen miles they were now beneath the surface. Was there no bottom! But now a strange surprise awaited all. The pressure gauge began to drop. It bad once nigh reached the highest safety mark. Frank's hand had been upon the pneumatic expulsion valve ready to send the boat to the surface if there was any danger of her bt>ing crushed. But now the gauge began to drop. Frank and the professor ex-changed startled glances. "How do yo!} explain that!" asked the young inventor. A great light tlurst upon the young inventor. I have It!" he cried. "Well!" "We have pa@sed the danger point, that is the highest point of pressure. :As we draw nearer the bottom, the pressure according to some peculiar law of equality, will decrease, just as it would in near ing the surface." It was an astounding reflection. "This is contrary to nil scientific conclusions," said Frank. ::!cience does not always lind itself able to solve the strange things of this un1verse correct! I'." I believe you!" "We are constantly coming in contact with opposites, which com pletely overthrow the best of logic. Calculations do not always count, for Dame Nature is indeed contrary.'' Which is very t roe," agree( Frank, "and I tried to convince yo11 of that fact before we staned upon this cruise. If there was such a deadly pressure at these depths, and if it increasell in a proporLionar.e ratio ns figured by our scientists, the enormous weight of water would crush the eart!J's shell itself. Now we find that after passing a certain point the dowgward pressure decreases." Which is now easily seen!'' agreed the professor. "What more logical than that the pressure should become more equal at a certain point, for such a depth must necessarily at a certain point have a cer tain upward pressure." Exact! v !" ''Then we shall be able to reach the bottom of the SQQ at any depth. It was only n e cessary for the Hardshell to be able to re sist the pressure at that one critical half way point." And she bas done sol'' "Hnrrab! This is u. triumph. See how much clearer aad m9re limpid the water has become. Wbat is our depth nowf' 'l'hirty miles!" 'l'he two men looked at each other for a moment witla strange emotion&


8 100 MIL.ES BELOW 'l'HE SURFACE QF THE SEA. Thirty miles below the surface or the sea. It was a stupendous thought, an increaible rellection. Yet it was the truth. It was living evilleuce of the fact thlit nothing is impossible of accomplishment by man, if anly the right means are employed. Thi rty miles below the surface of the sea and still tmveling downward. The bottom must be fully thirty miles lower yet, if the center of pressure, or the highest point, at least, were to be accepted as half w ay. The Hardshell bad ceased its jerky motion, and traveled downward wi h a steady motion. Tile old-fashioned theory, that lisb did not exist in these depths, was exploded. The boat passed through whole schools of them. They were many ef them of a apecies never seen before by the navigators. 'l'browing the electric liglit downward a marvelous sight was re vealed. lt was as if the boat was sinking down a submarine Aurora Borealis. 'l'his was a matter of much wonderment to Barney and Pomp, and the professor undertook to it to them. CHAPTER VIl. THE BEO OF THE DEEP SEA. THE marvelously beautiful shad e s und rainbow hues were made by refraction of the rnys of the elec t ric light, in certain s t ratums of the water, making in fact a sort of ever-changing and recP-diug prism. Thus the professor explained th e to Barney aud Pomp, to their satilfaction if not their complete comprehension. Down and down the boa: continued to sink. Five hours it had continued its downward career, when suddenly a startled exclamation escaped the professor. He hr.d been looking downward and now b e held a startling sight. "The ':lottoml" be cried "Hurrah! we have reached the bottom!" All rushed to the observati(>u wlu dow. 'l' his was seen to be the truth. The bottom of the sea was just below, and a wonderful scene it presented. lL was like a floor of white marble extend111g as far as tbe eye could reach. No submarine plants were In view, but the lloor of the ocean was strewn with strange looking deep sea monstey. Some ol them were leviathan in size and swam hastily away before glare or the light. They were of aeveral varieLies, some resembling an alligator, an other a cross between 11 sea serpent and a whale, and yet another be twixt a hideous cuttle lisb and a crab. These were inhabitants of the gr!latest depths of the ocean, and certainly had n e ver seen the light of day. 'l'bey spent their Jives at the bottom of the sea and all in a world of tbelr own. This reflection crossed the minds of the navigators. "Golly!" gasped Pomp; "is dar any danger ob dem big critters awallowin' de boat!" All laughed at this, but indeed It did not seem far-fetched. The submarine boat, after its long journey, alighted upon the lloor or white, which was seen to be a curious crust or cor.al formation. It easily crushed beneath the weight of the boat. revealing the sands beneath. Barney sprang to the and flashed its rays in all directions. -Frank and the professor looked at the gauge and gasped: Sixty miles1from the surface!" It was an appalling thought. Sixty miles or water above them! All that distance between them d the blessed light of day. The search light penetrated the for a great ways, but as far as could be seen the same white tloor exteudea. After son;e time spent in survey of the surroundings and or a al retrospect, Frank decide the exploration. "It m a y lead us to the center of thP. earth," !Je declared, "who CUD tem" This indeed was logical theory, for the passage continually trended d o wnward. 'l'he Hardshell kept on down one or the passages selected by Frank. Still the cavern dill not seem to come to au end. Nu'Jierou passages branched fro m this one. Indeed the cavern was a v e ritable submarine labyrinth. S t a rtling adventures w e re tlPar at h a nd. S u:ld enly us the submarine boat was passing through a brondening section of the cavern, there was a r11sh of water against the pilot bouse window. Barney at the wheel saw a tremendous body commg down upon the boat like an avalanche. "Mi:be r av Mary!" he just bad time to gasp. "Shure, it's the divll. Mist bPr Fmnk!" Barney and Frank, who sprung to the spo h bad jnst a momentary glimpJe of the attacking foe. It was a submarine monster, the like of wbich they had never before seen or beard or. In size it was elephantine. In form it was half fish, half dragon, with ponderous jaws and hid e ous lJule !ul eyes. For, unlike the most of fish at this depth, it had eyes, and power ful ones as well, M its aim lor the tlardshell attes ted. At no stage of the journey had ;.be tough steel shell of the boat sto od a hard e r si e ge than now. The monster crashed down upon it with the force of a locomotive. It seemed for a moment as if tbe Hardshell must literally go to pi<>ces. Everybody on board was prostrated, and objects in the cabin were burled violently about. '!'here was a terrible crush, the machinery buzzed, electric sparks played in the air or the cabin, and not one in the party but really ex pected that this was the end of tile trip, and that death must surely claim them. The attack of the cave monster wns indeed terrific. But once more the Hardshell proved itself invulnerable. The submarine boat wns dashed against the cavern wall. The cave mo11ster bad struck her full in the bow. 'l'he bowsprit was raked badly and the stays were broken, but the sharp steel bow proved a little too m ucb for the monster's head. It fairly split its lower j aw, and filled the water with a cloud Qf red blood. In a circle the monster whisked around and came back far the boat. He struck the b'eavy iron shell with all force. But the Hardshell did not crush. Moreover, the blow seemed to stun the big fish. It lay gasping upon the bottom of the cavern inactive for a while. By this time the navi g ators h'ad recovered themselves and all rushed to the observation window to take a look at the strrckeo foe. "Mercy!" gasped the professor. "What saved us from being crushed?'' Indeed, it &eemed nothing short of a miracle, the monster was sa huge and powerful. "Golly, I done link be could bat> swallowed us if he bad tried bard," cried Pomp. B e j u bers, he nigh brok6 the back ali me," growled Barney. He is a cu;ious lish to be sure," said Frank. "Certainly there is nothing like him In the upper seas.'' I should say not,'' agreed the professor. It would hardly be safe for a wooden vessel to navigate the sea if there were!'' But the sea monster begao to evince sig11s o!mecomingllively once Being unwilling to risk another enc:mnter with him, Frank cried: Go ahead, Burney! Let's get out of here us quickly as All roight, sor.'' The boat shot forward down one of the passages : In a few mo menta the danger was past. Aft e r this, sharp lookout was kept for monsters of this ilk, for en counter with them was by no means pleasant. On the submarine boat kept for eome while tlu:aogh the cavern passages. Finally ns there seemed no indication of 'heir com!ng to an end, Frauk criet.l:


100 MILES BELOW THE SURF ACE OF THE SEA. 9 her about, Barney. Let's go back to the open sea!'' J Have you any reason to believe that it is not!" asked the scientist The Celt obeyed; but now for the first time it became apparent testily. t hat a great blunder had been committed. "I shall accept nothing but clearly proven facts," said Frank. The passages all looked alike. The boat glided now into what seemed to be a mighty submarine Barney was at a complete loss to tell which was the right one. valley. There bad been no way of markmg them; neither was there any Nothing could be seea of a cavern roof above. The rays of the way now of identifying them. searchligbt could not travel far enough upward to penetrate the dark: The boat kept on for hours, but yet did not emerge from the cav ,. ern. . Hardshell now res ted for a time In the submarine valley. The An 1ntermmable labypntb of passages Wl're UJ>On every hand. stram of the past few days upon the navigators had l:leen intense. What was to b done? How were they to find the way out of this But the revival of tbt.>ir spirits was most magical. intricate maze? n his bewilderment Barney called for Frank Reaue, From the deepest of gloom they seemed to suddenly spring into en Jr. tlmsiasm and joy unbounded. CHAPTER VIII. LOST IN THE LABYKINTH. IT requ i red but a few moments for the young inventor to gather the whole truth from Barney. He saw at once tbe hopelessness of their predicament. His face was asbenhued. "My God!" he gasped. "We are lost forever in this labyrinth!" Professor Van Dent beard the statement and came in. "Lost!" be exclaimed. Yes," declared Frank, "boJ:elessly lost!" "Not so bad as that, is it!" "Well, p e rhaps you can tell me a way out or this scrape!" The professor glanced at the depression gauge, and gasped: "My. soul! We are seventy miles from surface. We are ten m iles deeper and have been traveling downward all the while." '!'his most astounding fact palled upon the senses of all. "Golly!" gas ped Pomp. We'ee in a drefl 'ul bad tlx." "Begorra, it's abont toime to say our prayers," Barney. But Frnnk Reade, Jr., was not tlle one to yield to despair. "Keep a still upper lip,'' be said. "We are bound to find our way oot some time; what is more, we have least two years to pro l ong the effort; we have sufficient provisions for that length of time, and as for air-why there are chemicals enough aboard to last au in definite period." This was true, and the navigators drew a breath or relief. It was too soon to abandon hope very tllainly. Before two years could elapse, barring any accitlent to the submarine boat, they should cenainly be able to lind a way out of the Ia l byrlntb. S o the Hardshell kept on in its QUEISt for a way out of the labyrinth. The search-light was sent in every direction, looking for a possible outlet. Passage after passage was tried, but inevitably it was found only to l e a d into some other passage. And thus the quest went on. And the boars paased slowly and tediously to those on board. There wns no varying of scenery; only the same white walls of coral ever encompassed tbem. This was, to say tlle least, monotonous, and the navigators felt it severely. Yet no one grumbled. Pomp provided gootl meals as usual though, as Frank advised, he economized In quan\ity so that the provisions might be sure to last. Two days pal!sed thus. Still they were buried in the labyrinth. It occurred to Frank on the ninth day to look at tb e depression gauge. His eyes bulge;! and be called Van Dent to the spot. "Read that register," said. "Is it right!" We are ninety miles in the heart or the sea!" "Or that much nearer the center of the earth!" Just so!" Where is the end of this labyrinth!" Perhaps it goes down through to the very bowels of the eartr.." At least it was a certain fact that the submarine navigators were every moment getting further and further away from the surface of t he sea. Every passage into which they torned seemed to continually lead t hem deep e r and deeper. What would be the end of it all! This was a startling question. TfO days more passed. l.l'liey had now lieen nearly a week In the labyrinth. Still they were get ting further and further away from the surface Ana now a species of depression seized upon all. It was an irresistible thing which could not be dispelled. It seemed t o grow upon them. Frank was the least affected of all. But yet he was not entirely fr e e from it. C e rtainly it was not a pleasant sensation, and did not tend to im prove situation at all. All fell to moping, and Van Dent would remain moodily shut up in his state-room for hours. What would have been the end of this distressing state of affair,, but for an incident it Is not Pasy to say. But suddenly the labyrinth began to merge into one mighty, high vaulted chamber. At once the idea seized all tbat at last they bad reached the end of .,the labyrinth and were again to emerge into the open sea. "Thank God! we are getting out of this submarine tomb!" cried Van Dent, delightedly. "Certainly we must be thankful,'' 1 1 bop3 your prediction IS correct," said Frank. This was caused by the certain belief that the open sea had been reached once more. But Frank once more consulted the depression gauge. He felt a. strange sort of awe. Van Dent read the record aloud over his shoulder: "One hundred miles below the surrace of the sea." Words cannot describe the sensations of the ljubmarine aviga tors. A strange spell of deadly desolation, of loneliness, came over them. It was such a fee ling as one exp e rience were he to be suddenly transferred to a strange planet far from the earth, and with apparent ly no hope or ever getting back. Tbe last man upo n earth, the wanderer lost in an awful wilderness might experier.ce this flame utterly desolate feeling. lt was so strong as almost to prostrate soul and body. Less reso lute brains might have turned with stark raving madness. "One hundred miles below the s urf a ce of the eea! ' mattered Van Dent, huskily. Will we ever get back?'' For a moment Frank's hand was upon the pneumatic lever which would expel the water from the tank and send the boat llying w a rds. An irresistible impulse was upon him to get back to scenes of the upper world as quickly as possible. lt was a mad longing for home, for the scenes and the element he bad just left. Only the strongest effort of toe will enabled Frank to conquer this im;>ulse. But lle did conquer it and instead sent the boat llying down the dark valley. It seemed to grow wider and deeper as they advanced. Suddenly an astounding thing happened, Tht! Hardshell !>egan to rock vio!ently. Then Frank saw a fearful commotion i n the water IJe yond. It looke < l as if a million huge churns were thrashing lt into foam and chaos. Some terrible power was there at work. .. My God!" screamed Van Dent, "don't become drawn into that vortex! For the Jove of Heaven, back!" Frank r e versed the engines, but it was too late. The tide had caught the Hardsllell and swung it about like a top. So swift were its revolutions that none on board knew what wu happening, or what was to be their fate, or where they were being buded. But there was a terrific sensation or being hurled on and over and up, and then after an interminable spell of this sort of thing, there was a great crash and--Frank and the pl'oft!ssor pulled themselves out from under a Shelf where they bad been driven. Barney was wedgeu under a sofa and Pomp was standing on his bead in a closet. lL required a run minute for the demoralized navigators to pull themselves together. Then they were conscious that the submarine boat was being gent ly borne forward on what seemed a powerful wave. The search-light showed they were being hurried along through a swift flood of water. They were not on the surface, but yet were cer tainly once more In the open sea. "Great J e richo!" gasped Van Dent. "What happened to as!" Frank staggered into the pilot-house. He glanced at the gauge. "Look," he said huskily, pointing to the indicator. It marked plainly the elevation of eighty miles. Eigh t y miles!" gasped the professor. Why we were one han dred mil"s down not twenty minutes ago!'' The two men stared at the gauge. They could hardly believe their senses. Then Frank went up and examined it. It was in perfect working order; the registration was correct. It m eant that they had vaulted upward twenty miles in as many minutes. A mile per minute they had been hurled upward by some strange force. What did iL mean! Frank went to the obsevation window and looked out. Slowly a solution or the' apparent mystery dawned upon him. "I have it, Van Dent!'' he cried, suddenly. "Well!" exclaimed the professor. 1 "We have been in the 8)111Jrace of a so'bmarlue whirlpool, pJssibly a gey s er, which springing from the bowels of tbe earth the water "'lp ln a revolviug spout for this twenty miles. Its effect may not be felt at the surface." "In other words we simply ran into the embrace or a mlght.Y deep sea boiling spring!" cried the professor.


tO 100 MILES BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE SEA. CHAPTER IX. THE DIVING BELL. E,XACTLY,'' agreed Frank. And that was sufficiently powerful to carry us op for twenty miles in as many minutes." That is just it." The scratched his head reflect! vely. There's one thing sure,'' he said, if we live to get out of this scrape, we can claim that nobody else ever had an experience to equal it. We stand alone as submarine navigators." "Yon are right," agreed Frank. The spirits of all now were bright once more. They were twenty miles nearer the surface. A mere trifle of eighty miles below the surface was now nothing to them. They were Initiated. No longer fear dominated their beings. Like true adventurers they thought only of pressing forward to new and more thrilling experi ences. This is the proper morale for successful adventuring. Barney turned a llip-flap, and Pomp stood on hi ll head, this t1me of his own free will. The submarine boat ran for a dozen miles at full speed, to get out of the inHuence of the revolving current. Then Frank Bald: Shall we go to the bottom again!" "No need of it,'' crietl Van Deut, soddenly, "we are there al ready!'' This was seen to be a startling fact. There was the bottom or the eea once mo:e beneath them. 'fhey bad emerged from the deepest part of the Big Sink. From this point on the ocean should grow more shallow as they progressed. This suggested to Frank the idea uf following the ocean slope, and thus eventually gaining the surface. This might bring them op somewllere near the Aleutians, or possi bly further west. In any event it would lle a sufficient consummation of the deep sea voyage. So 1t was decided upon. At pQints tile rise in the bed of the ocean was qaite marked, amount-log sometimes to a aerie\ of precipices. The submarine sailell along the face of these soml'times for miles. Prof;Van I"ent could not help noting one very remarltable fact. If there was no water to co\"er this wonderful territory," he said, wonld far eclipse anything above the sen's pre cipltoua heights, such mighty mountaius u.nd rugged vu.lley@, have no equal anywhere else on the globe.'' "Indeed, I believe you are right,'' agreed Frank. I have never seen anything to compare, Not the mighty Himalayas are in the lame class with these tremendous submarine mountains." t Since the experience in the labyriotll, nothing had heen seen of any mighty monsters of the deep. They seemed to flee before the submarine boat in otter terror. '.Uhe electric light doubtless dazzled them. The professor, nod BaToey and Pomp, as well, were possessed with a desire to venture out in the diving suits. Tan Dent was extremely anxious to secure some of the line speci mens of coral which were visible upon all hapds. Bt Frank shook his head. He hardly deemed it safe to venture out. I fear that the diving suits willnot be as etfectoal in resisting the pressure as the shell of the boat," he said. Wait until we get near er to the surface." Aull there the specimena will not have the intrinsic value which they would if securell at this wonderful sa1d the professor. Frank diu not d1spute this, yet be could not refrain from cautioning the nntoresome voyagers. I have a better plan by which you can secure your specimens," he 6aid, and at comparatively liLLie risk.'' That will be all the better," said the professor What is it!" Come with me." Frank led the way down into the lower hold of the boat. Not un1 til they were in the lowermost part of the craft did he halt. Here was a little platform built alongside the keel and also a bell shaped contrivance with a little door in the side of it. This bell was of heav1est plate glass set in a steel frnme. Frank pressed a valve and an electric light Hashed up from the interior. "Why," exclaimed the professor, "you have never showed ina this before!'' "There are many other things I have not yet showed you,'' declar ed Frank. "This is one of my out of the inventions." "I believe you,'' agreed Van Dent. "It is certainly out of the way enough.'' "Come into the bell with me,'' said Frank. The professor complied. :rrank closed the little d11or. Then he pressed a spring and a sec. 'ion of the flooring slid back. Below was the water and the professor saw that the bell had dropped down below the keel and that wu.ter was all around them. It was really a diving bell of the common pattern and so arranged 1bat objects upon the ocean ftoor could be picked op with ease. The ,Professor was deligbte:l. "All you have got to do," said Frank, "is to sight some object I upon the bottom which you think you want and we will go and pick it up.'' Yonder piece of coral!" cried the professor. Frank touched an electric key which communicated with the pilotbouse where Barney was on hand. The submarine boat came to a stop and swayed a trifle to the riven wet his feet. After a time, however, he announced that he was satisfied and tbeu the bell returned to the llold, and they went again back to the cabin. The professor was thus u.ble to add largely to his collection and naturally was delighted. So the diving expAdition was put off for a time. Bot slowly and sorely tile submarine boat crept up out of the mighty depths of the sea. None of the navigators were that they were nearing the sur face. To tell the truth, tlley had aocomplished the feat or lowermost depths of the Big Sink nod were entirely satisfied. o It would Indeed seem good to take another look at daylight an

100 MILES BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE SEA. 11 CHAPTER X. STRANGE MONSTERS OF TilE DEPTHS. FR.UII glanced out of the pilot-bouse window and bebeld a most thrilling sight. A literal monster was coming at raihoad speed for the boat. What its speetes Frank could not at that moment tell. But it was a giant tlsb, a cross between a sculpin and a whale. A great hideous mouth was wide open-with awlul jaws. Great fins were expanded from tbe gills outward. Its color was a bright crim son, and its tall was long and eel like. This unknown species or sea devil bore down upon the Hardshell like a railroad train. Like a mad thing it came. The next moment it struck tbe boat fairly abar .. tbe rail. The commotion created by the shock was fearful. Everything was piled up In a heap. "Mercy on us!" screamed Van Dent, "another blow like that will knock us to pieces.'' Inuet>d, this was not an unrl!llsonable hypothesis. Frank knew it nd acted. He knew that the big fish would be sure Lo return to the attack. It was already drawing olf for ano tber run. He instnutly sprang ts tbe keyboard and pressed a little botton. The steel shell or the eant was connected with the dynamos in such 'way that It could be completely charged with their force. This was equal to a tremendous shock, enough to kill a dozen men. Sorely the sea-devil would meet bis match this time. Bu' on he came unheeding any such po9sibility as this. He recognized in the boat only a rivnl sea-devil, and meant to 'unibilnte it if be could. So down be swooped again upon the recognized opponent. Bat .his time the opponent was ready. A large sized surprise was in store for thnt sea monster. "Hold on bard!" yelled Frank. "Look out for a shake-up!" And a shake up it was! Tbe tlsb st rock tile boat again at full speed; but this time it received a sorry receptioc. The lightning stroke could not have been more deadly. Th& sea monster was literally kicked back a doztln yards or more. It was the eml. There was one convulsive flop and over on its back it turned; it 11oated a corpse past the pilot-bouse. "Tbnt pugnacious fellow will never attack another boat," cried Frank. If 11ver tlsb got a dose that one did." "You are right!" cried tbe professor, and it's lucky for us!" "Begorrn, the bnste gave n:e a doSe!" cried Barney, ashe rubbed his bruises in a rnefnl way The Hardshell was badly shaken up, yet did not seem to be serious ly hurt. The boat was quickly speeu;ng on ber way again. Frank looked at the register of the depression gauge; they were less than live miles from the surface. In lifteen minutes the Hardshell could bave been again in dnylight. Bot the young inventor decided to go further before abandoning the eru!Se. But Barney bad barely taken his place in the pilot-bouse again, llrhen he gnve another startled yell. The Hardshell was barllly a dozen feet from the bottom of the ocean. Suddenly, from a mighty orit\ee in the bed nf the sea, long arms hot ap and folded themselves completelJ over the deck or the boat. It wns drawn down with the power of giants, though the more was lnstnutiy fatal to the monster that had done it. Tbe bull was yet charged, and the terrltlc force of the current killed fbe giant octopus. But its tentacles were twisted about the deck in such a manner, that lbe Hardshell was yet held n complete prisoner. Here was a predicament. No amount of elfort on the part of the machinery could free the powarfol hold of the tentacles. The Hnrdsbell was a prisoner. How was she to be freed? This wns a probjem which a moment puzzled Fmnk Reade, Jr. \ut he quickly found a solution. "Pot on your diving suits, Barney and Pomp!" he cried. You'll have to go out and cot the cr11ature away!" The two jokers were only too ready to do tbiP. The pressure of the present depth Fmnk reckoned would not be 1nfficient to do t hem any harm, They were quickly ready and going out upon deck with sharp axes began work. In a very short space or time they bad freed the boat from its de talning encumbrance. Then they r eto1rned to the cabin. Tile Hardshell aga10 went on its way not much the worse for nil its hard experience. "Whnt is coming next!" cl'ied the professor; "upon my word I would be surprised at nothing!'' Bu' for several hours the boat kept on its way unmolested. Great ecbools of l!sb were met but tbelle generally kept out or the way. They were now very rapidly lessening the distance to the surface. Frank saw by the gauge that they were less than three miles fwm daylight. The professor had wondered what was coming next. He bad not long 'o woader. Barney had turned for a moment from the keyboard to oil a bit or the machinery. So far as he bad been able to see the course ahead was perfectly clear; bot suddenly a great dark object loomed up dead ahead. Frank saw it first. Hi!" he yelled, as be sprang for the pilot-house; look out, Bnr ney! >There's danger ahead!" Just :o<1 late the Celt saw it. He plac<}d his band upon the rudder lever, but at that moment there came a terri:lc crash. Things seemed goir;g all to pieces. Every timber and plate of steel In the composition of the Hardshell cracked and strnined. It seemed as if the boat was certnir. to go to pieces. Frank expect ed to bear the juvading rush or waters and to know that death was at band. But a miracle saved them all. The truth was, that a high peak of a deep sea mountain had risen directly in the bout's path. Tbe Hardshell had run into this and wedged her bow tightly in be tween @evernl layers of rock and earth. This held her fast. And there abe stuck with her machinery buzzing, and the electric lights Dickering madly. Frank's' .tlrst move was to shut off the machinery and let the boat lay ensy. Then be proceeded to as speedily as possible take note of her position; it was not an encouraging one. Whether the Hnrdshell could ever be extricated from her position or not was a livelY question. Certainly she was badly stuck; as far as could be seen she was modt Immovably. "Glllly!" cried Pomp. "I donn' see but dat we is dead stuck, Marse Frank.'' "It looks like it," agreed the young inventor. "Is there not power enough in the propeller to pull ber otit" aske1l the professor. I think not,'' replied Frank; "perhaps we can dislodge her with an explosion, however." .. or dynamite!" "Yes!" Will that not be riskyt" "Not any more so than to remain stuck here roreverl" The professor was prGne to admit the logic of this conclusion. Bat be very sagely said: "First I think we bad better exnmine her hun forward, and eee if pulling her otr the rocks would make her leak or send us to the bottom." "A good idea,'' agreed Frank. "We will proceed to make that examination." But ns lor as could be learned the steel shell was unpunctured. It was yet cnpnble of much resistance. speedily outlined a plan of action. Be donned a diving suit and so dioJ Barney. Tben these two proceeded along the deck 10 the bow, and more closely examined tbe boat's poaition. Tbis satisfied Frank that she could be dislodged with a dynamite carefully placed In the ledge. Tbe submarine peak extended upward above this point for a dis tance of full llrty feet. There were heavy crags of rocks which it was necessary that care should be used not to dislodge else they might fall and crush the boe.t. Frank reckonetl carefully upon II this. Then ha went back to tbe cabin. He selected a cartridge and took an electric wire along with him. Tbe carl ridge was carefully placed and,once again be returned to the cabin. There was an expression of anxiety upon ..Ills handsome race which did not escu pe the others. Will it be safe, Frank!" asked the scientist. It is a chaace!" replied tbe young Inventor. And you are going to take it?'' "I urn.'' "Bur.--" Well?" Is there no other and s&.fer way!'' Positively none." The professor said no more. Frank connected the wire with the dynamos. Then he stood ready to tlre the cartridge. One moment only 1hd he hesitnte. Then he pressed the botton. Tnel:e was a mutlled roar, a shock, and then the bo11t began to an swer ber propellAr. A great cry of joy went up. "We're out of it!'' exclaimed the professor. "Hurrah! W e' re one& more." But bis last words died away in a wall. What followed in t!J e next few moments wns thrilling and most disheartening. There was a ponderous object rolled down the side of the p e nk. It struck tbe Hardshell and lodged across her bow pinning her fast. It was a mighty bowlder weighing tons. CHAPTER XI. OUT OF A BAD S CRAPE. FoR a moment the submarine navigators were wholly at a loss to know whnt to do.


12 100 MILES BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE SEA. It was certainly an appalling realization that they were thus anchor. ed, perhaps forever, at the bottom of the sea. It was little short or a miracle that the boat bad not been utterly crushed bv tbe bowlder. As it was, she was secarely pinned in tbe crevice, and it would reQl:lire more than an ordinary effort to extricate her. Aghast at the situation, Frank and the professor exchanged glances. It looks bad," declarell the young inventor. You see tilere is no way to get under tile rocK wltil dynamite without blowing the boat to atoms." Is there no other way that it can be released!" groaned the professor. "I see no other way." Then our fate is sealed!" So indeed it seemed to the borr\>r stricken navigators. It was cer tainly no light thought. After all their bazardous wanderings in the depths, their mar. velous adventures and miraculous escapes, they were now to meet their fate in this comparative sligbt depth or sea. It was a ter rible thought. After a time Frank prepared to don his diving suit. This done be left the cabin and went out on deck. He made his way forward to the bow, and proceeded to examine the position of the boat. Carefully he studied the situation. But be saw tbe sneer impossi bility or dislodging the rock with an explosion. The submarine boat was not seriously injured. If the stone could be removed she would be able to safely go on her way. There seemed to Frank but one way of the cralt. This was to quarry tlie stone in sections. It would be slow, labori ous work, and not a little ditHcult under water. Hut yet it could IJe done. At once h e decided upon the plan. He returned to the cabin and imparted it to Professor Van Dent. Quarry it!'' exclaimed the proleMs or. Why the bla3t would be just as dangerous ns the dynamite--'' No, no," replied Frank. I do not mean to blast it. I mean to use splitting drills and remove th e stone safely and in sections.'' But it will take a good wbile." That will depend upon the nature of the stone. If it works easy we can very rapidly of it.'' Tlie professor pulled off his coat as if he was aboul to pitch bay. "l'm with you!" he cried; "I worked at stone myself once and can handle a drill as well as any mac. LRt us geL right at it!" water and not in suoJilttting wedges. The result was that they had soon made a very appreciable impres sion upo& tho big stone. Great sections or it were cot off and rolled aside. Gradually the submarine boat wa& being liberaLed. The pressure on the helments was painful to the brain so that the wotkers hammer and drill could not remain out un extended length or time. But a brief respite in the cabin would soon restore n ormal circula tion, and then with this respite the good work went on. Rapidly now tbe big stone began to disappear. Half of it had been removed when the varty went on board to re tire for a night's sleep. Once we get out of this scrape," said Frank, "we will go to the surface anJ prepare for a return home.'' "1 am willing!" cried Van Dent. "We cannot say that our trip bas not been a success.'' "It has been a complete triumph! It is one of the grandest achievements of modern times!" "Jes' der same I'se glad fo' to back to Readestownl" cried Pomp. "Kain't say I lile cteae big fish wot am apt to swaller a po' lone c:oon lalk me any lime.'' "Begorra they'd have spasms of the stommick if they swnllered ye," cried Barney. "Shure yez wud be a !lard pill to digest naygur." "Huh! dey ueber wad trouble yo' !'ish!" retorted the darky; dat mug ob yo's wud glb 'em a pain in d e jnw!" 1 "Bejabers, don't yez sass me, nay;; uri'' r "Yo' commenrled it, !'ish!" "Yer another, I didn't!' Don' vo' make me a liar!" "Whurroo!'' The two jokers would have been at it then and there, tooth and nail, bad it not bet>n for the interposition of Frank. None of that, you rascals!" he cried; "this is a time for work not for skylarking!" Soon ali were at work again; another day's toil and the big bowl der was entirely removed. The submarine boat was free once more. Frank very slowly and carefoliy extricated the craft. There was no little risk in this. For the sides of the peak were found to be an aggregation of loose bowlders which the slightest shock might disintegrate and send crash ing down. But the Hardshflll safely escaped from the precarious position and once more was free to procPed. The navigators returned r.o the cabin, the anchors were taken in and Frank went to the wheel. 'l'he bon.t started ahead, but had not gone a hundred yards before another deep sea peak loomed up. This was avoided to meet another. Indeed there seemed to be a mighty rar::ge of su\lmnrine mountai!ls in the vicimty. Frank looked at the depression gauge and saw that they were nearly live miles from the surface. He concluded that it would be safer a mile nearer the surface and accordmgly sent the boat up. When three and a half miles from the surface the journey was again resumed. But the ocean now began to grow shallow very rapidly. In less than an hour it decreasect from three and one-half to two miles. Then it. fell to one mile and th e n to half a mile. The bed or the sea had undergone t1. vast change. Great beds or kelp and mntiue plants, such as were lacking in the lower depths, were here visible. Schools of fish of many varieties swam about. It was evident to Frank that they were nearing the shoals o! the Aleutian Archi pelago. Every minute now the water grew more shoal. Before another day they had reached the shallow depth or six hundred feet. Then l.<'rank touched the tank valve, the pneumatic pump threw the water entirely out of the reservoir, and the submarine boat after two months or cruising in lower deptlls of the ocean sprung into the light or day. The daylight for a few moments made all totally blind. To be sure they had not rome !rom darkness, but thl' glare of the electric light was very much different It was thi9 transition which blinded them. But they were soon able to look about them, and then the scene which they beheld was one not altogether unexpected. To the south, to the east anct west was the bounding sea, but to tbe north there rose from the chilly waters the rugged shores or a num ber or islands. "The Aleutians!" exclaimed Van D9ol: First let us take our bearings and see," said Frank. We may be in some other part of the world." So the young inventor proceeded to take the bearings. As the sun was at the right angle this was not difficult. In a few moments he was able to announce: "We are directly on the line or tho Aleutian Archipelago.'' "Hurrah!'' cried Prof. Van Dent. '' We have successfully reached the end o! our voyage." At least we have accomplished our undertaking,'' tnodilied Frank. "You know we have the return voyage to make.'' Burney and Pomp were jubilant. They were anxious to go ashore uoon the islands at once. Begorra, I'd loike another fishing tbrip wid Mistber Van Dent," he declared. Ail laughed at this. "Well, we will visit the islands for diversion!" said Frank, "if we can lind a suitable harbor!" So the submarine boat coastad about the little archipelago looking for a good harbor. But unfortunately such was not to be found. The st.ores were ail -in the breaker hne and without a break large enough to admit the sale entry or the Hardshell. However, Frank sailed into u. little strait between two of them, where the water was comparatively smooLh. We will anchor here!" he said. I believe the boat will be as safe here as in a harbor." So Barney and Pomp sprung to the anchor cables and soon the Hardshell was made fast CHAPTER XII. THE U. S. CUTTEH-WH!CH IS THE END. PREPARATIONS were now made to go ashore. That the islands were inhabited hardly seemed likely. At nothing was seen of inhabitants or of any dwellings. "There are a number or the smaller atolls which the Aleutian group," concluded Frank. "I doubt if they are ever visited.'' "Save possibly by seal bunters." agreed Van Dent. There are none of those visible at present."


100 MILES BELOW THE SURF ACE OF THE SEA. 13 "No.'' The canoes were now brought out and the adventurers prepared to go ashore. They took arms as well as fishing taekle with them. Frank had (!e cided to take a shot at some of the birds which made their homes in the clifli!. Soon the little party reached the sntuly bench. The canoes were drawn high up and then they strolled along the shore for a ways. These were rugged and bleak. The verdure which was visible be yond the cliffs was intensely green, probably in contrast. The sea lookt>d cold nod cheerless. In fact, there was an Arctic air about everything. Frank remarked this, and Van Dent hastened to say: "I think I can explain that. We are upon the edge of the group nearest the North American coast. If we were farther west, we would get a warmer air from the Asiatic currents!'' I hardly think I would care to make n life realut the Hardshell was all a loam nod deeply ng1tnted. The boat was half upon her side. In the strait were a couple of huge sperm whales. They bad evi dently recognized the submarine boat as a rival monster and were going in for a general knockout. Several times they had dashed against the boat. Of course the Hardshell did not sink, but she listed badly and Frank knew that some serious harm must have been done. So be cried: Mercy on us! They will wreck her, we must get back there as quickly as possible!" Back along the shore nil ran now post haste. It was but a moment's work to get into the canoes and put off for the Hardshell. But now a new peril arose. When two-thirds or the way to the sub marine boat, one or the w hales seemed io espy one of the canoes. It was the one in which Frank nod Pomp were seated. The whale started for it full tilt; For a moment it was an outlook or awful peril. Frank knew that the mons:er's jaws or flukes could crush the canoe like an eggshell. What would then be their position! He sprang up in the canoe and cried to Pomp: "Veer lO port with your paddle, Pomp! We must dodge him if we can." A'rigbt, sab,'' replied the dnrky. The next moment the whale was upon them. What followed was ever after ltke a confused dream. The canoe was crushed. Both occupants were in the water, which was icy cold. Fortunately, however, both were good swimmers, and struck out for the boat. The whale bad turned and seemed about to go back for them. But instead it went down. Barney and the professor meanwhile bad reached the deck of the Hardshell, which was slanted at a dangerous angle. Seeing the peril of their companions, they hastened to throw a line which both grabbed. It was but a few moments' work to draw them drippmg on board. "Up anchor, quick!" cried Frank. "U we get another blow on thla side, we shall surely go over." Barney and Pomp sprung_ quickly to obey, But just as the anchors came up, there was a terrific shock, and the Hardshell seemed fairly burled upward out of the water, A great wave swept over her deck when she came down. The truth wus that the whale which had dived a lew moments before, bad come up right under the keel. Only a miracle prevented her being completely capsized; Frank sprang into the pllotbouse. He saw that their only salvation in getting away !rom these pugnacious whales as quickly as possible. He had no desire to remain and combat them. He decided to seek \ safety !n lligbt. So the Hardshell was sent flying out or the strait. In a fe'V mo ments it was sale from the deadly antagonists. Well, I never,'' gaspeu the professor. "I didn't believe those whales could give us such a tussle!" "Indeed we are lucky to hnve1escaped," said Frank. "Why should they make the Hardshell a special subject oi attack?" Probably because it bears in shape and size somewhat or a blan-::e one of their kind." "Ab, very likely that is it. Have they done us-any harm!" 'l'be boat lists as though she had shifted her ballast. I will go down and ascertain presently. Certainly they could not crush her bull. Wfhat I feared was derangement of tbe machinery. Hello, what is this?" All gave a startled cry. Around a headland there soddenly swung a neat little steamer which bore the American flag and carried a small battery. She was a goverment cutter and at sight of the Hardshell fired a salute. Fran!: waved a flag in reply and tbtl cutter drew n!'arer; soon the hail came across the wa.er. "Ahoy, what craft is that!" "The Hardshell, submarine boat,'' rep !led Frank. "We have been exploring the deep SEln in these latitudes.'' "Is that the craft owned by Frank Rende, Jr!'' ''Yes.'' "We have beard of you. Come alongside, us we have dispatches, and when we left San Francisco a mocth ago were requested to keep a lookout lor you." "Which is very kind," replied Frank; "We will do so." Then be turned to Barney. ...IJJ "Run alongside the cutter, Barney!" be commanded. But the Celt stepped out of the pilot-house and his face was deadly pale. Shure, sor, I can't,'' he replied, "the mnchihery won't work an' --Wud y11z listen to tbnU" A strange gurgling sound came from the forward hold. The boat 1 vibrated strangely. For a moment mortal torror seize1 all. Without a word Frank sprung into the forward cabin. He lifted a trap and looked down Into the hold. He saw water there. She is leaking!" he gn11ped, this ia the last voyage of the Hurd shell." Prof. Van Dent was at his shoulder, and exclaimed: "My soull You don't me&n that, Frank%'' "I dol" What bas caused it!" "l'robably tbe shock of the explosion when we were stuck in the submarine mountain loosened the The attack of the whales loosened the rivets and sprung a seam." But cannot it be closed?" "Only by hauling her out into a dry dock." And that cannot be done." "No." "Then the boat must sink!'' gasped the professor "Yes." My soull what shaH we do?" "Pick up every valuable that you ce.n carry and srgnal the cutter to take us aboard. It is our only hope." Frank rushed back to the deck. He again bailed the cutter. Ahoy!" be shouted. Send us a boat just as quick as you can. We have sprung a leak." Instantly there was commotion aboard the Bear, which was the Cutter's name. A boat put out at once and in a lew minutes was alongside. A uniformed officer sprang on to the deck and saluted. I am Lieut. Cooper,'' be said. Is your craft sinking?" "She is," replied Frank. "Wa ,ahnll have to appeal to you." "Certainly; we are ou our way to San .F' rnocisco now. She seems to be settling quite fast." "She will go to t he bottom in twenty minutes!'' said Frank. "She bas been there before!" "Yes, but this time we luck the menus of raising her." It is too bad to lose so line a boat. Can she not be raised! How deep is the water here!" "About six hundred feet. No, it would never pay to raise her.'' "Then you must stand the loss." That is t!Je long and short of it." But the lieutenant knew lull well that Frank was able to do this. Moreover, the Hardshell was partially insured. Lieutenant Cooper did 11ll in his power to aid the navigators. Such valuable matter as it was deemed best to save was quickly transferred to the boat. The Hardsheil settled rapidly. Her lee rail was now washed by the waves. The lieutenant ex claimed apprehensively:


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'.rhe arts and wnes of flirtation 8l'e explained by this little book. Besides the various methodl'l of hand kerchief, fan, glove, parasol, window, and hat flirtations, it contains a full list of the language and sentiment of flowers, which is inter esting to everybody, both old and young. You cannot be happy with out one. Price 10 cents. Address Frank Tousey, publisher, 34 and 86 North Moore street. New York. Box 2730. 'THE BOYS OF N:E:W YORK STUMP SPEAKE.k.--Contalniog a assortment of Stump Speeches, Negro, Dutch and Irish. Also End Men's Jokes. Just the thing for home amusement and amateur. shows. Price 10 cents. For sale by ell newsdealers, or sent, post paid, to any address on receipt of price, by Frank, Tousey, Pabl.isher, 84 and 86 North Moore Street. New York. P. 0. Box 2730 HOW TO SOLVE CONUNDRU.li1S.-Conta.lning all the conun drums of the day, riddjes, curious catch11s and witty say ings. Price 10 cents. 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32 A Nice Quiet Bo1: or,Never Suspectegy Tom Teaser Price 5 Cel)tS. Price 5 Cents. : of Hie Dad, No. = PLWiYePad No. 39 St. LouiR Capture; or, Spreading a (Jougio, by Tom Teaset 43 Lost in the IJtLDd of Fire; or, Across the Pampas in 40 Yo u t th '\\ ld F p M 37 'l'ommy .Bounce, Jr. ; or, A Obip of tbe Old 44 His Queen Clipper of the e or s atr; or, lpmg a ye- 38 Which Was the Other? O louds. Part I. 41 or, J'be Keeo 39 Bob Rollick; or, Wbat. Was He Born For? 4.5 and His Queen Clipper of 4'2 Youag Sleuth ao1 i the King of Crooke; or, 'frackina 40 The Sbort.ys Married and Settled Peter Pad 46 Six Weeks in thA Great Whirlpool; or, Strange (3 New York; or, by Peter Pad ventures in a Submsrine Bost. The 'l'enderlohl District lly Ni2"ht . 41 Tomrf.y Bounce. Jr., in College, by Peter Pad 4:7 Monitor of the Air; or, 44 Young Bleutfb and the Bunco Sharps; or. The Keen 4 2 11be Sbortys Out for Fun, by Peter Pad 48 Frank Reade, Jr. Kxploring a River of Mystery. Detective's Winning Hand. 'RUly Bakkue, the Boy 49 Frank Reade Jr., in the Sea of :Sand, and His Discovery 45 Mystery; or, 'I' be 44 "Whiskers; or, One Year' s Fun at Bell top 60 Sahara, or, The Bedouin,s Cap-46 A 50 to 1 Sboti or, Youna :Sleuth as a Jockey, Academy by Sam Smiley 4.7 Young Sleuth Bod t11e Expres s Robbers ; o r, Ferreting :g :f.ge gu: gisbit;tg. gy :e;er 61 Jr. and Hie Electric Atr Ya-ht; or, The 48 Be s t Rac e. ,,. Bob Drumnfer, e er a Great Inventor Among the Aztecs. 49 A StraieiJt 'l'ip; or, Young :Sleuth at the America by Peter Pad 62 of t.be Air; or, Derby 48 A 53 } from Pole to Pole; or, Frank lteade, Jr.'s Strange Sub-60 At. Long Odds:or, Young :Sieutb's Lightning Finish. Sh 'F b P !' d marine Voyage 51 by M 'l'he Mystic Brand ... t or. Frank Reade, Jr., and Hie 62 Young :Sieutll and the Op era House Mystery ; or, Mur .. 61 Dandy Dick, the Dootor's Son; or, 'l'be Villa.2e Overland upon the titakea Plains. dered Bebind the ::;oenes Terror, by rom 'J'easer 56 Frank Reade, Jr. 10 the 10 tne Far West; or, 'l'be 53 Young Sleuth Under the Docks of .New York; or, The 62 Sassy Sam Sumner. A Sequel to" Sass) Sam. :Search for a Gold Mine. 'l'hievee fl.Dd the Kee n Detective. by Oommodore Ab-Look .66 Frank H.eade, Jr. \Vitb B.ia Air Ship in Asia; or, A 64 Your,g Sleuth and the .Mysterious Doctor: or, A :!.ledi-13 The Jolly Travelers; or, Around the World for !!'light Acros' the Steppes. cal Student's Dark Plot. Fun, by Peter Pad 57 Boat; oi,. 65 Young Sleut.h and the Rival Bank Breakers; or, The West. 58 or, The 56 The Dark MysterJ 66 Obeeky and Ohipper; or, Through '!'hick and of a Eve. 'rhin. by Oommodora AhLook 69 Or, The 57 Young and tbe Murder in the StateRoom; or, 6 7 'ferm of 60 Frank Reade, Jr., and His Magnetio Uun-Carria.ge; 58 or, The Keen Detective 68 The Shortys' Oountry l:itore, by Peter Pad 61 or, Lost in the Aftet the James Boys. r: Land ot Urimson :Sno\V. Part I. 59 Dilemma; or, One Chance iJ! 61 lk H N G t L ft b 'L' T 62 Frank Reade .Jr.'s Electrio Ice Boat; or, Lost in the 60 y Sl tti d th M d t tb .M k d B 11 82 Blind Nag, Yby P':te:P:d Land of Crimson Part II. Lea:ue De!::'oris. a : 63 '11WO in a Box; or, Tbe Long and Short ot It. 63 Frank Reade. Jr. and His of 'he Clouds; or, 61 Young ffleutb s Big ()on tract; or, Out .the by Torn Teasdr Ch&eed Around tbe World in the tik)'. Thugs ot Baltimore M The Short,. Kids; or, Three Obips of J'bree Old M Frank Reade, Jr.'s Electnc Cyclone; or, Thrilling Ad62 Young Betrl\yeci: or, 'l'be False Detedt.ive'1 Vii-' Blocks, by Peter Pad ventures in No Ma.n's Land .Part I. laioy. 65 Mike McRoinnese; or, "fraveline for 65 'l,bri11ing Ad-63 Terrible Test; or, Won at the Risk o f 68 The Sbortys' Christmas Soaps 66 The :Sunken Pirate; o r li'runk Reade, Jr. in Search 64 y :SJ th d th M W"th h D E I 67 'l'he .Bounce 'rwins, or, 'l'be ;fwo Worst Boys In of & Treasur e at the Hottorn of the Sea. 65 tort the World, by Su.m ::iJnile" 87 Frank Reade, Jr . a.ud His Electric Air-Boat; or, HU nt66 Youoa: :Sleuth's I o s t Link. or Finding_ Lost Evide h I f th S h 1 \V ld lS asts for a Oircus 6'1 Young :Sleuth's Last Dod&e; 'l'be Keen 68 Nimble Nip, t 6 mp 0 0 c 00' by Tom Teaser 68 or. Frurik Reade, "Jr, Among the Greutest Rase. 69 S a m St rJ. the New York Drummer; or,bBu:iness 69 of Frank 68 Female Smuggler; or, Working '10 by Rttade, Jr., With His Latest Air-Ship. 69 Young Sleuth's Lightning Obanges; or, The Gold Brick 11 'J'bose 'Quie"' 1'\'fins, br,: Peter Pad 70 F'rank Reade, Jr., and His .B.Iectrio Prairie Schooner; Gana'l'aken In. n of the 70 Sleuth and the Owls or Owl Mountain; or, Th& bf Peter l'ad Lakes: or, A Journey Through Airica by Water. 71 The Keen Detective' 1 4 A n Old J3oy; or, Maloney After Educatron, 72 Adrift in Afrioat.,._or, Fran.k Reade, Jr., Among the Best Knock Out. b f Tom 'l'easer Ivory Hunters with His New Electric Wagon. 72 Young ::;Ieuth's :Sharps; or, Sharp Work Among Sharp 7 6 Tumbling Tim; or, Traveli o g WUh & O J rcus, 73 Jr.'s Air-13 :Seveo Sigos; or, The Keeu Detective'& 7 6 Judge Cleary's Country Court, 74 Frank Reade. Jr.'s Electric Air Racer; or,.. Around the ..Marked '!'rail. '17 Jack Ready'sl:ichool Scrapes, b by Peter Pnd 75 F l ying Ice Ship; or: Driven 14 Yogftfs.:Sleuth on tbe :Stage; or, An Act; Not on the Adrift in the Frozen Skf. 76 Sleuth at ?tlonte Oarlo; or, Tbe Crime of tb& by Peter Pad 76 Frank Reade, Jr. and H 1 s Electric Sea Engine; or, Casino. 80 Tbe Deaeon,1 t;on; or, 'fhe Imp of the Villaa'e. Hunting for lfSuoken Diamond Mine. 76 Young and the Man with the 1,attooed Aran; or, Tom l e aser 77 Frank Reade, Jr, Exploring a Submaru.ine Mou!ltuin; '!'racking Missinf) Millions. 81 or, Out With a 18 or, 'l'hrilling 77 City; or, Waltzing Wil-g Olob, 79 Sea Serpent; or, :Six 78 Saving a Young American 84 Muldoon's .Base Ball Club in Boston, by Tom 'J'easer 1'hous&nd Miles Under the 79 Young Sleut b Almost Knoc.ked Out; or, Nell Blondin'& 85 A Mad to Orack, by 'l,om 1'easer 80 Frank Reade, Jr."s Desert Explorer; or, T.ke Under... Desperate GAme. 86 Sam; or, t e roublesome Foundlln,gbv Peter Pad ground City of the Sahara. 80 Young :Sleuth and Billy the Kid Number 'fwo: or, Tbe81 Hidden Ranch of the 8'7 Muldoon's Base Ball Olub io Pbila%el!l,bia,T Part I. 81 Stroke; or, The Lady Deteo88 Jimmy Grimes; or, Sharp, Smart and easer 82 Frauk Reade, Jr. a New Electrio Air-Shfp, tbe u Ze-82 Murdered in a Maak; or, Young Sleuth at. tbe French by '11om Teaser pbayrri 1 o. r, From North to South Around the Globe Ball. .. 89 Little T ommt Bounce; or, Something Ltk:e His P 83 Young S1euth in Paris; or, Th8 Keen Detective and Dad, by Peter Pad 83 Across the Frozen Sea; or, Frank Reade, Jr.'s E lectric the Bomb1'hl'owers 90 Muldoon's Picuio, bt Tom 'feaser Snow Outter. 84 Young Sleuth and tbe Italian Brigands: er, 'J'be Keea 91 Little Tommt .Bounce on Ria Tro.vels; or, Doing 84 Lost in the Great Atlantic VaHey; or, Frank Reade, Jr. Detective s Grentest Rescue. w.a Sam at 85 the 85 or, The MeaPlay. by Peter Pad Eclipse;" or, the Chinese Pirates. Part I. 86 Young Sleuth Decoyed: o r, 'fbe \Voman of Fire. r: 'l'om 'l'easer 86 87 Boys; or, F ol95 A Bad Bey's Note Book. by 87 or, 1ghting 88 City; or, 'l'h Gr:at Seasjde 98 A Bad .Boy at :School, by ' Ed" 88 Under tne AmAzon for a 'J1boue&nd Miles; or, Frank 81 Young the Detective iu Chicago; er, Uuravel-9'1 JiT::, Grimes, Jr.; or, the 89 the Silver Whnle; or, 90 Safei or, Youg as a Bank 98 J a ck aud Jim; or, Rackets and :Scrapes at Under the Ocean in the Electric Dolphin." Deteotive . School, by 'l'Oill Teaser 90 Frank Rende, Jr.'s Catamaran of tbe Air; or, Wild and 91 Young Sleuth and t.be Phantom DetectiYe; or, 1'be 99 'J.,he Book Alent's Luck, by u F:d Wonderful Adventures m North Australia. 'rrail of the Dead 91 Se.arCb. For a Lost 1\lan in His Lat92 the Mask; or, The LadJt 92 India; or, The Search 93 or, "'i: t 1 W k' by Teaser 93 Reade Jr.'s Wonderful 94 Crime; or, The Evi l o)d 108 res; or, or JOg by 8Pet:ePad 94. Over the Andes With Frank Reade, Jr., in His New 95 Young Sleuth in the 'l'oils; or, Tbe Deat,ll Traps ot 105 The Comical Adventures of Two Teaser' 95 Myst&ry New York C:::k 96 Frank Rea< le, Jr.'s Search : 108 Billy )losa;. or, One Thing to Another, for the Cave of Pearls With. His New Submarine Detectives Ruse for SlO,OOO. by Tom Teaser Orui s er. 98 Young Sleutb and the Gypsies' Gold; or, Tbe Package 109 Truthfnl Jaok; or, On Board the Nancy Jane, 97 Around the Horizon for Ten Thousand Miles; or, Marked Z." by J'om Teaser Frank Reade. Jr.'s Wonderful 'l'rip With H1s Air-99 Sleuth and Polio y Pete, the Sbarper King; or, 98 Jr.'s .. Sky Scraper" or. North and 100 or, Keea \fl Peter Pad :South Around tbe. World. Work from Broadway to the Bowery U2 Bro:'J\& :chool; or, b d 99 or, Frank 101 .Ringer; or, J'he 113 Hard eto a 100 From Ooast to Ooaet;..,. or, Frank Reade Jr.'s T rip 102 Young Sleuth's Unknown; or, The Man who Oame Oraek, by 'l'om Teaser Across Africa, in His .l!.llectric u Boomerang. Behind. All -c;he above libraries are f o r sale by all newsdealers in the United States and Canada, o r sent to y our a d dress, post paid, on recei p t o f p rice. Address P. 0. Box 2730. FRANK TOUSEY, Publisher, 34 & 36 North Moore Street, New York. I


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