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f which, a common round shell, cut a fearful place from out of the foremast. The other shell, which fortunately passed over the vessel, the passengers were informed was a steel pointed 100 pound projectile, so constructed as to cause a destructive explosion immediately it strikes any object. Had this shell burst over or against the Ariel, there is no knowing what lose of life might have been caused to the unoffending non-combatants on board. The marines who were 140 strong, under Major Garland, were ordered on deck to resist any attempt to board the Ariel by the crew of the pursuing vessel; but when the character, of the craft was fully ascertained it was considered entirely useless to make any resistance, and the marines were ordered below. Capt Lones, whose bravery is well known, insisted that his flag should not be lowered under any circumstances, but that he would fight it out. The marines, however, being disarmed he had to give way, very reluctantly, and the Ariel was su