Quick Thought Saved Ship. Tho Rutclnn war filgato Olaf, prior to tho outbreak of tho war with Japan, which had accompanied tho yacht of tho czaiowltz to Copenhagen, was lying at anchor among hundreds of other ships in tho harbor, whon a llro wa3 dlseoered In a coal cellar below, which wa,. only n few feet from tho1 powder magazine. There was no time to put out tho flro bcfoio It could leach tho magiu.ne, and an explosion of tho largo biuim of rurtrldges and gunpowder gunpow-der con;ilned In It probably would hao do- .o)ed not only tho Olaf and tho Miiioundlng ships, but pait of Copenhagen itself. Cnpt Itehbinder, tho commander of tho Olaf, saw at onco that tho only thing to bo dono to preent a catastrophe catas-trophe was to sink tho ship. After sending away the crew, with tho bhlp's papers, cash boxes and most alimblo Instruments In boats, ho ouleied tho caipenters and engineers to mako a leak in tho vessel, and half an hour afterward sho sank In shallow water. Next day sho was raised again and scut off foi lepallrs, Tho court-martial unanimously expressed ex-pressed tho highest pralBo of tho conduct con-duct of the captain and his subordinates subordi-nates Tho emperor appointed htm his aide dc camp, which Is ono of tho highest high-est honors confened on Russian naal officers, and tho ofllcers and men received re-ceived gratuities fiom tho emperor's privy purse. Sunday Magazine. .