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VOLUME XVH-NUMBER 34.1
TROY, KANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1874
fHe w trriilj ahsXca by vut of aleepj nor ni fee
able to rest more tfcu thre bour at Ubt, asd not eren
then. Quietly, bat dfctarbed by frightful spectre; and
ainonc ottera, be aeeoed to behold a tort of Ffaantom of the
eead&cvoniof with him. Scrrosira.
Of wnuitea Irory chawd with cold,
BowndertdraUed fall review head,
When heart and life were crowlnr old;
The crnel dream that fired hia ronth.
And led the man faded thing-
And through tb wreck the Sceptre, Truth,
.Naked by life's exhausted spring.
At midnight through hia pillared tails
Annoaoc Deanair, bot-nerer Hope 1 v,
Oh, ooold he find what perer came.
Some boondleaa Lrthe'a generous flood,
To slake his heart' Infuriate flame.
And drown his ocemn-stain of Uood!
And Taaeal gnarda, that abruk and cowered
To meet their master's haggard eye.
And shook a if some demon lowered.
When twaa THI (Icsak tottered by!
. His golden state, his circled bead,
Tb paagi that wrong the stifling grotn.
What alare would mount his enilty bed,
To cal) the Koman's world bis own I
OUirios! 'twere the dearest word
That erer blessed prophetic strain!
Be once those cooling waters poured,
TheCieaar were himself again!
Bat no; dark Lord of dreaded power!
Whom long his prophet-heart has warned,
Oblivion were too sweet a dower
From angry gods he frared and scorned.
The Thracian, on that marble floor.
In weary slumber, sweet and deep.
Boams o'er hia wastes, a slare no more;
What dreams disturb an Emperor's sleep!
Resistless away is all his own,
Hia own the world's supreme command ;
And thrills at earth's remotest zone.
The menace of his lifted band.
Some deep-la pea ding woe "must shake
The heart beneath that purple pall ;
Do hosts the Soman slumber wake,
Goth, Vandal, Greek, or grisly Gaul I
Xo: Some still sleeps, and all the world
Yet pulsate witlt her mighty heart;
Bound him alone the shadow furled.
The Casar'a own peculiar part!
And there be glides, a HtIdc thing.
Pale, glaring, feeble, fesriug, feared;
Ob, say, what Furies round him cling.
This new Orestes, phantom-scared t
"TrcSxaIthzSeaP' wild, deep and drear.
Dim, dread, mysterious, undefined.
The image of a formless Fear.
A waste, void Horror haunts his mind!
Ah. conscience! though the voioeless doom
X Soman seer might dare to tell,
Tbe boding of that unknown gloom.
The fountain of thy living hell!
Twas Blood! thou guilty creature! Blood!
The coming of an Indies dmad;
The swell of that relentless flood.
Till rCRTH aza thy hands had shed!
'Although Caligula was aasaasinated before be had reach
ed the age of thirty, yet a life like bis was not and could
not be counted by years.
THE DEAD MAN'S SERMON;
BILL BAXIEB, THE COX&ViXlS'SIOlS.Y.
xs Avrazxric incident-OX BOARD THE exited
STATES' FRIGATE PRESIDENT, IX 1812.
It was on a delicious afternoon, in the month
of July, that, after making a tour of its circuit,
I drew ip my horse on the highest ridgo of Stat
en Island, to take a survey of the noble picture
that lay on all sides extended around me. The
sun bad so far declined in his course as to throw
the softest lights and richest shadows on the
surrounding scenery; and the rolling and undu
lating hills, covered with a carpet of verdure of
the hue of emerald, glittered with the snow
ti bite cottages and villas scattered upon their
surface. On my right, the ocean stretched in
majesty, his broad expanse a rising bill of wa
ters, till reaching the sapphire blue of tbe hori
zon, it mingled into one, the gallant ships and
argosies swan-like floating on his bosom.
The fortifications on the, Long Island shore
rlninbercd in grim repose, the flags hanging su
piuely from their staffs above the ramparts, and
the green fields and h.-rvest ripened fanns smil
ed in beauty, as they stretched onward to the
city of Brooklyn, whose mansions, resting on
her terraced Heights were throwiug back from
all their casements the rays of the declining sun
in quivering sheets of gbld. New York, rising
from its bed of waters, appeared a fairy city,
springing from the deep; while the lordly Hud
son, escorted by the Palisades, coursed gallantly
on his northern journey. On the left, the plains
of New Jersey rested in sleepy stillness, guarded
by their undulating mountains; while on the
west, one great sea of forest verdure extended
to tbe horizou ; the Itaritan, like a band of sil
ver, glittering in its breaks at intervals, as it
-wended its circuitous and serpent course.
Taking tbe panorama for all in all, it was the
most captivating and beautiful creation that He
who is tbe fountain of all goodness and benevo
lence has permitted me to gaze upon. At my
feet, tbe cheerful, snow-white buildings at the
Quarantine were throwing long shadows across
their rerdant lawns, (a paradisj to the poor,
tick jnariner, released from the darkness and
confinement of his weary lair iu the dark and
dirty forecastle;) and anchored on the water
were vessels of nil flags and burthens, from tho
tight Bermndean shallop, with its oranges and
pines, to tbe proud and richly laden Indiaman ;
bat high above all, and moored at aristocratic
distance from the rest, towered a dark and lofty
ship, that perfection of naval architecture, a
frigate of the largest class, whose stars and
stripes, languidly floating at the gaff, proclaim
ed ber nation.
I sat for soma time, absorbed in delight, the
silence nnbrolceo, save by tbe occasional snort
and pawing of my steed, who I doubt not like
wise enjoyed tbe scene, till the great orb of mol
ten gold in the western horizon, o'erhnng and
draped with a gorgeous canopy of clouds, slowly
descending, warned me that Night's sable minis
ters were near, and that I must cease to linger.
Putting spurs to my horse, (a figurative expres
sion, for my bonny bay required no snch argu
ment,) I was soonat the landing. Dismounting,
I threw tbe relna across tbe saddle and prepared,
irith all dna nhilcsoDhr. as tbe steamer had last
left, to wait ber return, to take me again to that
yijtv whoaodcitinies and roisnt at. Nicholas sot
Ttvidly Portrayed ? the sage Van Kortlandt in I th we hadn.t the ,nck t0 fM , wIth the ini
hn cfcroniclM of Knickerbocker. I had the nros- ' -v t c.v. ... .,,--
pect of waiting for amne time, so, I ghting my
cigar thanks to Pandora, that she left ns that
blessing! I slowly sauntered down the pier, and
leaning against a spile, pnffed away in silent
. Intae larrusrancn, laeravoiTiug uracooa ai
aXHook, at aeaaured intervals .threw forth
nm-nflnnd mariner: and the "Yo-heave-o
xrosi tbathlpping.-rscdered soft. -and flute-like
by tie distance, floated gently acd sweetly on
tbe Summer atmosphere.
While I thus stood absorbed, -a slight jar
against the pier aronsod me, and looking over, I
raw a man-of-war's barge lying along-side, the
sailors, some asleep upon the thwarts, and others
Jolled in various attitudes, as dictated by conve
nience or caprice; while just bey ond, partly con
cealed by a pile of wood, were two of her crew,
fceated on the pier, whom I had not before ob
served. Although the twilight was rapidly
thickening, I could see that one was old and
weather-beaten, his locks grizzled by tho hand
pf time, and bis countenance channeled and
ocarred into the stern expression which long con
flict with storro and tempest always leaves be
hind: while the other, with large whiskers en
circling a handsome dare-devil face, was mnch
circling a Handsome aare-ne. ". " nincu
their janntv sennet hats wa inscribed the name
xf their frigate, 'T United otatn? Seeing ber
name, I iuvolmitanly. exclaimed aloud: "There,
then, is theOIdWagour thesoubrlquet by which
" "i", "..i .-.. ". "f' :." j !, says ue: -ne lears death, sir.
..ar, worKeu w.u ' t"?''"','"" drunken sleep, and is desneratelv
-T T;..a rihiT ?. . "." ?f -eri' f .
the ship is known in the navy. On hearing my
voice, the men turned fur a moment; but per
ceiving that I did not address them, they again
turned, and paid no farther attention to me.
After some moments, the younger of the two
broke the silence by saying:
"What water does they carry out overthe bar
of this here port, Baxter V
Ruminating on his qnid with true nautical de
liberation, the elder, after a pause, slowly re
plied: ''By tbe old channel, naif leas four; at
slack water, four fathoms; by this here .new
channel as Lieutenant Geduey has found, five
fathoms at full tide; aod four fathoms at low
water; at the heap, may be half less Six."
A pause ensued, when the young man again
spoke: "I've hear'n say that they can take a
line of battle ship, gnus, water and all, out by
this here new channel, at any time o' tide."
"So.tbey say." said tho oMjnastT'iinil-it'wonla
Jiave.beeu well if one of .the shituas'haa carried
the stars and stripes in tiroes guueby had knowu
Wat 'ere channel; there ns one seafaring man,
not iar iroin Here, as wouiu uave ueeu saved
thereby from an English prison."
"And who is that!" asked tbe youngest sailor.
"It is a man as is qnarter-master onboard that
'ere frigate riding at anchor yonnder, and cox
swain of tbe first cutter lying alongside this
here pier; the man as is talking with you;
launched into the world by the old folks, with
tbe uame of William Baxter on his starn."
"Better known forward, aud ou tbe irun-deck."
retorted the other, "bv the name of Grumbling !
Bill." . ,
"Ay. ay very like," said the other. "A grcy-
neaa uas no more respect Known to it notr-a-days,
nor half as much as an uushaved boy;
times is'nt as they Used to was."
Saying this, he slowly ruse, and taking a short
stump pipe from his pocket, deliberately tilled
it with tobacco, and advancing toward me,
touching his hat, asked "whether he monght bo
so bold as to ask fur a light."
"Certainly," said 1 ; "but I have another ci
gar here; let me give you that."
"No, no, sir; many thanks, many thauks," re
plied the veteran. "I hopes I've been long
enough in the sarvice to know my place; pipes
for the fo'castle, cigars fur the cabin; pipes for
the men, cigars for tbe officers. I likes every
man to know his station; I've been aboard ship
long enough to lam tbe value of disci-jiiiae."
Somewhat amused at tho old man's notion of
propriety, I remarked: "It would be well if we
had a little more of it on shore here."
"Yon may well say that," said he. "Things
are getting to a pretty pass here; there's no re
spect into the times, sir. I'm hard aboard sev
enty year, and can see at the end of every cruise
that the people is more saarcy and houdacimis
than tbey was before. Every man 'long shore
here is master, and uo man mate. D'ye see, sir,
I think the only place for a decent man now-a-days
is aboard ship, where he'll seo the value of
disci-Diine. There every man has to toe the
mark; if be does his duty, be desarves well of
his country, and gets the good will of his officers;
if he don't, he's triced np, and gets the cats till
be lams. I should like to kuow, sir, what would
become of the sarvice without discipline. There
is The Old Wagon yonder; I've knowed the Old
Man come on deck at midnight, aud order the
officer of the deck to beat to quarters; every
man asleep in bis hammock, save watch, and in
fte minutes from the first tap of the drum, tho
crew naa oeen at quarters, guns loose, stancli
ions knocked away, magazines opeued; and in
eight, hammocks stowed, decks sanded, tbe ship
ready for action, and a gun filed from each di
vision ; every tuau at his erot.-frs&Mhe-powder-monkey
with his leathern cartridge-bucket at
tbe magaziue batch, to the surgeon with bis
knife and tourniquets in the cock-pit. That is
what I call disci-flint. What wonld become of
that'ere ship, I say, sir, if she was in the hands
of laud-lubbers I These here same shore people
is mighty brave, sir, when there's no danger,
and always ready to cry out for war; and d'ye
see, I think there's nothing that will bring them
to their senses bnt the d d good licking they'll
get when it comes; a parcel (puff) of bragging
(puff) fools,always ready to get up aiuuss, (puff)
auu men leavo me sieaiiy men to get tuein ont
of it." (I'ufT pufr-puff.)
"Yun appear very familiar with this port,"
said 1; "you were just giving the water uu the
"Ay, sir," he replied; "that water ou that 'ere
bar I shall have cau-e to remember the longest
day I have to live. Cause why f that and an
other carcumstance as is not to be mentioned,
caused me to be made prisoner to a Brtish fleet,
"Indeed !" said I: "you were then engaged in
the last war!"
"You may say that, t.ir," said lie, "and tell no
lie, if some half dozen actions and as many
wounds niav be called being engaged. I wai in
the United States frigate President, Commodore
Stephen Decatur, when (.lie struck nn that 'ere
bar last war, and knocked her cutwater athwart
ship, thereby causing one of the fastest ships in
the service to sail but little better nor a Dutch
Lugger; and the Mainmast of the American Na
vy,! as we called him, to strike his flag to the
British fleet. Hon some ver, if there had been
fifty feet of water on that bar, 'twould have
been all the same. A sarciinistance turned np
in her cruize before, as took the luck out of
her, aud rendered her an oiisafe craft, in my
judgment, to go to sea in, in time of war. When
a dead man comes to life, a'ter he's been
dead three hours, and preaches a sarmint,
and calls for a drink, 'tain't a thin as befalls a
craft for nothing. No, no; a dead man don't
come back into this here world for nothing,
that's sartin;" and he puffed away with redoub
"Did such a thing occur on board the Presi
dent!" said I ; "I never heard of it."
"Ay, sir, very like," replied he; "you could
have been bnt a child then, and the thing was
bushed np, bnt 'twant no use. I say it caused
Commodore Stephen Decatur to strike bis flag to
a British fleet."
"But what was the circumstance you alluded
tot" said I. "Yon spoke of a dead man's coming
"Well, sir," he said, slowly, knocking ont tbe
ashes from bis pipe, and carefitlly replacing it
in bis pocket, looking furtively abont him at
tbe same time, and speaking low, "this here
ain't tbe place, nor tbe time of night, I likes to
speak of such things; 'cause wbyf Jem Aus
tin's spent may be haunting hereaway now, for
ancht I know, us he bailed front this here city
of New York. 'But the sarcumstance as I have
mentioned ocenrred on board of ber In ber last
cruise nuder Commodore Rogers it was in that
very cruise. D ye see, air, we bad been ont a
long time, and scoured the Atlantic and tbe Nor
Sea from one end to tbe other; bnt somehow,
j . . .u. t i. .r.v. e.-in n.i
btft' ,h8 crniee . , A we on onr
way home, fcelins: mighty small, to be sneaking
into port withont having fired a shot in anger,
nor burnt powder save in scaling the gnus, when
the sarenmstance ocenrred. D'ye see, sir, there
" " ' ta8 '" & ", Anl.
bad man, and'when he bad -bia. grog on board, as
proiane ana Dlaspaeaaaa a wretcn as ever step
ped foot on a tarred plank, bnt nevertheless, a
right bold and daring fellow. Well, sir, some
bow be gets this here consumption, and bleeds
every day more or less from the lnngs, and gets
weaker and weaker, till the doctor claps him on
the sick list.
"So be gets worse and worse every day, 'till
tho doctor he condemns him as uuseaworthy,
and turns him over to the chaplain, so that he
monght pitch him np fur a last crnise. The
good man did the best he conld, hut d d a hit
could he make ont of Jim; for while he was
talking to bim, Jim would curse the loblolly
boys about him in tbe sick bay, the same as if be
hadn't his clearance-papers all made ont for the
great ocean of etarnity. The chaplain told the
iirst-iiemeuani, (wnen ne was in tne oay 10 see
, h t M , gick ,00,0 taken care of,)
- lW8 '. ead, aud looWngrrowful.y at
no more nor a
crowing weaxer ana
Tbe Captain it always called by the aauora "the Old
(The sobriquet given to Decs tor by tbe aeamen.
uaiucucu. ja uo was
weaker, and almost suffocated by hia eongh, tbe
doctor orders him. as hn ru tmt iut anffnri in
the sick bay, to be slnng np in his hammock
near the main-deck porta, so that he monght
have the air; and there be was off and on, for
two or three weeks, siuking day by day; bat tbe
oath was always uppermost with him, and
though his anchor was all ready to let go into
the quicksands of death, be waa just as wicked
and profane in bis wbisner a ha nsad to be
when be answered the hail of the officer of the
Ueckm the voice of a bull, from the mizzen-top.
"Well, sir, one morning airly a sail hove Ju
sight, and we soon made her out from the mast
head to he a mau-o'-war, aud before long, from
tbe decks, a heavy, double-hanked frigate, with
two reg'lar rows. I'll tell yoa what, air, every
man's eyea brightened np on board 'that 'ere
ship, from the nigger atjtba coppsra totbo
Commodore in hjs ,cabin .The dram beat to
quarters, and. the ship was -made ready, for ac
tion; and great glee was there amonglbs men,
aud congratulations I say, BUI Blunt, ain't that
'ere the word the officers nsest and congratula
tions among tbe'ofBcers, that we shouldn't be
obliged to sneak into port without havinir fired
a shut. Iu course, Jim's hammock, with all the J
other lumber, was stowed away, ana Jim placed
out of harm's way, with the rest of the sick.
Says the surgeon to him, says b, 'My man, If we
go into action, I charge you, (for Jim was always
ready for fight,) I charge yon not to leave your
cot ; for any exertion that yon may make will
start your lungs your life will not be worth ten
minutes' purchase; you'll bleed to death ou tbe
spot.' Jim said nothing; but his eves brighten
ed, aud a faint smile played across Lis pale lips;
su the surgeon telled tbe lieuteuant a'terwards.
' We clapped on all tail in chase, and so did the
strange ship; but tbe President then being in
luck, the sarcumstance at that time Dot having
occurred, gradually overhauled her, and getting
near enough, sent a couple ot shut across her
fore fuot, to make hor tell her name. Shiver my
timbers! if I ever seon so many long faces aboard
a Yankee frigate, as showed themselves of a sud
den, as the French flag ran up and floated in the
wind from her gaff. "Stop my grog!" growled
old Albro, the surly boatswain; (and Albro was
not a man as stuck at breaking the third com
mandment, for every other word was with him
au oath; but be never used that oath 'cept when
excited;) "May my grog be etarnally stopped !"
growled he, between his clenched teeth, "if it
ain't a dd Johnny Cnqvo, after all! D n me, if I
was the skipper, if I wouldn't make this Moun
seer make a fight of it, or cause bim to Send
aboard a couple of butts of old cog ni-ac, to pay
for tbe deception."
"So, all hopes of a fight and prize-money hav
ing vanished, like a scud before a Nor'wester,
we had nothing to do hut secure the guns agin,
aud make the best of a bail bargain. But as for
Jim Austin, what does he do, bnt at the report
of the first gun that was fired what does he do,
but come crawling np, and as the surgeon telled
him, hardly reaches his gnn, before be falls, the
blood ensbes from bis mouth and nostrils, and
tbey take bim below, bleeding to death.
"Well, all was made snug ag'in, and the men
got their breakfast, and tbe French ship and
Jim's case was nigh on forgotten, when, as the
Commodore and first Lieutenant was walking
up and down the quarter-deck, one of the sur-
fjeou's mates comes up, touches bis hat to the
ieuteuaut, aud says: 'I report James Austin, sir,
captain of the mizzen-top, aged forty-two years,
dead of Consumption, at fonr bells."
"Very well." says the lieutenant, 'make it 10:
let the purser square his accounts, and have him
rrady for burial at an houreforetm-3owa this
"Now, there, sir, yon see the valno of disci
pline a man ain't allowed to be dead, nor the
hour struck, till the officer of the watch sas,
'Make it it). Well, sir, tile (Jay wore on; the
men had got their dinners, and the officer of tho
i wuic mi i mo
deck was leaning ag'in tlia capstand, with his
trumpet under his arm, when the surgeon comes
im. Ami Han in a. low voiee:
"There's something very qneergoiu" on be-1 llun comes to tbe part in ths sarvice, 'we con
low, sir. That man Austin, that was reported ' 8iB" I"111 to the deep,' aud the body plunged
dead this morning, has come to life again, and is t overboard, every man aboard tne craft, officers
sitting bolt upright in his hammock, addressing i allu a". breathed free, as ir they'd got nd of a
n .. ... ..t....nr !...! .... i....t...i ill .i. .i.:.
the men, wno are crownea nrounu mm, and in
language and terms so different from what was
usual with him, that I can hardly believe it's
tho same man.'
"'I'll go below with you,' said tbe lieutenant,
'and see into the matter. Ho may do mischief
among the crew witn nis nonsense.'
"So"thev went below, and liiadu their way for-
ward to the sick bay, which was snrronnded by
tho men, crowding around and
each others Blioumerc; ami mere, as the sur
geon said, sat the dead man, as white and cold
and stiff as a marble statue, preaching a sanniut
to the men. It warn't long before it came to
the Commodore's ears, that there was something
unusual going on below, and he was abont to
send and inquire into the matter, whon the sur
geon himself come np, and says:
'Commodore, Austin has sent for you; he says
ho has one word for yott.'
Pish! pish! pish!' say the Commodore, as
was his way when vexed ; 'what does the man
want with met'
'He says he has come from tho dead, and has
a message for you. Commodore, and begs that
vou will iudnlgu him, fur the moment that he
has to remain.'
'Well,' says the Commodore, 'I will go, lest
he should work nonsense among the men, aud
tarn my gnn deck into a Quaker meeting.'
"So lie goes down to tbe sick bay, (and it was
a great coudesceusion for the Commodore to go
down at the call of the foremast man, dead or
alive,) and there sits Anstin, bolt upright in his
hammock, white as death, the snrgeous each
side of him, one holding his wrists, and the oth
er with his band on bis heart ; and they said
there was no more pnlse in his wrist than there
was in a marliuspike, and that his heart was as
still as a pirate's conscience.
"Commodore,' said Anstin, and there wasn't
a mnscle of his face moved, save his lips; 'Com
modore, a few hours ago, and I trembled at your
frown, but now I do not fear you, for I'm come
from tbe dead, to warn yon and this ship's com
pany to mend your ways, aud take care of your
immortal souls;' aud bo then went jon for nigh
an half honr, and giu a sarmint, which tbe chap
Iain said, 'in beamy of diction and elewatiou of
sentiment, was equal to that of any divine that
be had ever heered, and tho language that of a
refined and accomplished scholar. Ho told
them it was their duty to staud by their flag,
and fight in defence of their country, (which
pleased tbe Commodore; canse wbyf be was
afeared he'd cow tbe men,) and at the eend, he
warned them all to prepare to follow him ; 'for,'
said be, 'shipmates, I am but a little way ahead
of yoal and'you m'u.t aoon follow. And now ' ,
says be, Tm done; my errand is finished;' and .
he snnk back cold and stiff into bis hammock.
"Well, the men dispersed, and went to their
duty; but there was many of them that didn't
feel easy that night, and tbey was collected in
knots, talking it over for'ard and atween the
gnus; and some of the hardest men aboard tho
ship looked sober, and allowed themselves to I
disconsarted abont the matter. Even old Albro
clapt a belay on hia tongue, and. stopped swear
ing for hard on two bonn, which is more than
could be said of hi nj before or since, 'cept onee't
a'terwards, in that same ship, -when a musket
shot from the Tenedoa went into bis month, jnst
as be was launching an oath at a mariner as was
in his way, and carried half his grinders through
the opposite jaw. But, d'ye see, Austin wasn't
done yet; for abont half an bour after that, he
rises agin in his hammock, and says to the sur
geon's mate as was looking at him, 'Give me a
drink!' So the surgeon be gives bim a tin enp
of water. Jim takes a drink, glares around him
fur the space of a minnte, and then staring
steadily in the snrgeon'a eyes, slowly sink down
for the third time, stock dead into his hammock.
I'll tell you, sir, there was one man aboard as
would have been glad to have been out of that
'ere craft, and his name waa William Baxter. I
happened to be near the Commodore, as be and
the surgeon was talking in a low tone together
in the evening, while I was sweeping tbe weath-er-qnarter
with my glass, and I listened, and
hear'n the surgeon say:
'Yes. sir, I have sfen caaea, something like
this, that we call in the books cataltptej, bnt I
never heerd of one speaking in tbat state.'
'Taia was enough for ma. The amallest boy
on board the (hip knows tbat a cot is ill luck oa
board any craft. Well, sir, Jim was at last dead
in airnest, and sowed np in bis bsattaock, with a
J thirty-two ponnd shot tied te hia heels ; and the
Commodore' order was, that be should be bari-
ed the next day at seven bells. Did yon ever
see a burial at sea, sirT If not, to my mind, yoa
never see the right way to return the; Almlgb
what is left of one of His creatures, after hi
cruise in this world is op, and bia des-Haed sarr
ice ended. I've seen snore folks bury their fel
low erect nn; bnt like every thing that lands
men does, it's onbandsome, and not ship-shape.
It's only a few days aback that me and Bill
Blunt, this man as sits here on the log, alongside
o me, was ashore ou liberty, and overhauled one
o' their funerals, as they call them, under way
to carry some poor fellow to bis' last mooring
ground. There was ahorse towing a wagon cov
ered with a tarpaulin, for all the world like onr
powder barge, 'cept It badut (he red flag on it;
fat; d'ye sos, air, when we Ldnjp -powder aboard,-we-
always hoists a red Sag as a caution on tbe
barge, and afore we comes along-side, tbe boat
swain pipes, 'All bands aboy! Put out the fires
in tho galleys, and all pipes, cigars, and lights
about the ship! Wake op the cooks! d'ye hear,
men!' And the magazine Isn't opened nntil
every particle of fire aboard ship la reported
out' by the officer. ,
"Bnt as I was ssvini?. this here craft was tow
ed by a white horse, and in its wake followed a
long fleet of coaches and other conveyances. Iu
tbe first two or three of them, to be sure, there
was passengers as bad their pomps a going, and
was swabbing up tbe water with whitn hand
kerchiefs; but in all the rest, the people were
laughing and talking, and looking ont of the
porta as onconsarned as if they was following a
hrnto beast to bis grave, instead of one of their
kind. I say, sir, the sight was an onpleasaut one
to me; and I says to Bill Bunt, says f, 'Bill,
look how little these here aboro folks cares for
their shipmates ;' but Bill vas three sheets
banled in the wind, and be only hiccups, and
pulling off bis hat, bows to the procession, aud
'wishes their worships a pleasant journey.' Bill
was bard up, aud I seen it watn't no use to talk
to him, so I takes off my hat, and stands by and
looks, while he steadies himself agio tbe larap-
fiost; and I'm free to say, that them lamp-posts
s a great convenience to sea-firing men, when
they has their grog aboard, aA've knowd by
my own experience in a squall. Bat as I was
saying, we steadied ourselves by tbe post with
onr hats in our hands, till tbe procession gets by;
but it gin me a dislike to all shore burials; and
all I ask is, that when Baxter's time oomes, be
may be launched off soundings in blue water.
"Howsounlever, at seven bells tbe bo'swain'i
whistle was heard, and old Albro and bis mate's
hoarse voices Bounding down the hatchways:
'All hands ahoy, to bury the dead! Below there,
all bands to bury the dead!' Tbe body of Jim
was brought up out of tbe sick bay, sowed np in
its hammock, and laid on a gratiug at tbe gang
way; tbe officers, with their epauletta on their
shoulders, their swords at their sides and laced
scrapers in their bands, standing on one side,
and tbe men, iu their clean jackets and trowsers,
and hats off, on the other, just on the mainmast,
and Jim's messmates, close aboard tbe grating.
The ship was hove to, the maiu-top sails aback,
the flag half-mast, and nothing was heerd to
break tbe silence, 'cept the slapping of tbe blocks
and rigging occasionally ag'in tbe masts, as she
slowly roso aud fell in the heavy swell. And
there was the chaplain, surrounded by ns sea
faring men, about to retnrn to the Almighty
tbe hulk of our late shipmate. A shipmate's
faults, and may be vices, is forgotten at that mo
ment, when wo sees bim Itid stiff and silcut be-
lore u, and thinks that here be Has, as has pull
LedpUbe .same, rope, laidVMfi thejiamo yard.
messed from the same kid. and mar be foneut at
tbe same gnn with us; I say his faults is forgot
ten, aim ine uest leeungs ot a seaman only re
main; ami many an eye that has looked into tho
i r - J .-..rf -!- - - -----
tmirrln man intmv'R tnrtv.tirn without wintMiifr.
' a fcnc1' "" r"s down with tears like a child ;
but somehow that 'ere wasn't the case with the
body of Jim Austin, ns he lay there on the grat-
i lie men wasaiecni; anu wnen inecnap
"! " """ ui m ii
"The men rushed to the norts. expecting to
see the bodyrire ag'in and float, and sure enough
it did. It shot half out of the water, and then
sunk ag'in roso and sunk aud thcu slowly ris
ing, floated half the length ahovo the swell, in
which it surged and rolled from side to side, as
' if u ,verp ,rJ'inff t0 regain the ship, and there it
remained floating in our wake, until, as tbe snip
"""".. " b"""""".' ". umnuoo, u
nnaiiy disappeared, aoir, sir, it's my uenei,
and the belief of some of the oldest sea-faring
men I have met. that Jim Austiu's sperit always
haunted abont that 'ere ship arter that, and in
spite, lent nhand to knock her cutwaterathwart
ship when she 'humped ou the bar, aud that
thereby, as I said, she bad to strike her flag to
"First cutter, ahoy!" hailed a fine, deep voice.
"Ay, ay, sir!" answered tbe veteran, abruptly
breaking off bis narration; and by tbe light of
the wharf lantern, and tbe glitter of the uni
forms, I perceived a couple of officers approach
ing alorg the pier. In a moment or two more,
they were seated in the stem sheets of the barge,
the old seamen at the oar.
"Oars!" said 'he officer, and each man's oar
elevated, stood npright before bim. "Shove off;''
and the bowman gave the bow a sheer with his
boat hook. "Let fall." The oars fell simultane
ously into the water, dashing around them phos
phorescent fires as they fell. "Give way, men!"
The boat shot away, and toon the measured roll
of the oars in the row-locks became fainter and
fainter, and the boat was lost in the darkness.
A few moments more, and my horse was low
ing impatiently the deck of the steamer, as we
dashed up tbe bay, on oor.way to the good and
ancient city of Gotham.
THE wnmrgiya APPEAI
The cnl4 winds wbUtlo through the leafless trees.
The saow-flskea fly before tie ehUUnz- gale,
While affluence, with ties. luxaf last aaae,
Xo pity shows, nor bears the warkar's wall.
Oh. God! I ak not for tbe besgir'a bread:
Theee willing hands are ready u beforei
Bnt atarrlng oh atare 'ronnd my 'wildered bead.
And wintry frosts creep thro' my lowly door.
The dear nes of a aotber'a tender car.
tVith shivering limb an Fathered near ber form;
Altai with then abe'a naught bnt want to share.
And toraa to view the narcleauag atom.
Zxtead to boBoattoa the helping audi
ijooe caa be very noo, wnen urn an poor.
Sow howla tbe bitter, piercing blaat again :
The dear ones doeer to their nether drag 1
la rain falls from her eyea the boning rata s
She weepa no more, yet ailest eorrows wring.
Oh ! caa It be. that here, in Freedom's home.
Socb acenea aa these an coldly looked npem I
Where Joatieo relcas, or mercy baa begsal
Moat stmtbweri4.riiIov t heHora gala.
Bnc 0I0M Ua gold, wads brotianatarvsarooadi
"""""tile wrltha their joola with hssgor'a maddening pain.
.And nortijwiada pierce with cbeerleaa, hopeleaa aoaad!
TOE MAJlimH TWX58.
Tlalt f Ibelr PkveieUws ; PhiladolphU
Chana: UIra 0)f PJKwmwtf". aua Bog Sim
Dr. Joseph Holliogswortb. a physician resi
dent at Mount Airy, Surrey County, abont sixty
five miles from Greensboro, N. C , and a graduate
of Jefferson college of this city in 1847, since
practicing in and around Mount Airy, arrived
here this evening from his home In order to con
sult Dr. William H. Pancoast, demonstrator of
anatomy In bis alma mater. Professor Samn el
Gross, and other eminent physicians, as to tbe
death and future disposition of the celebrated
Siamese twins, Chang and Eng, whose family
physician be has been for twenty-five years at
their home or rather homes, for tbey had two,
three and five miles respectively from Mount
Airy. The correspondent of the Trion bad a
long talk with himintheofficeofDr.Pancoait, who
had.onthefirttreceiptofthenewsof the death of
tbe twins, telegraphed, thorough tbe mayor, for
psrmission to make a poit-swrta examination for
the benefit of science. Manv of the current
tarie published iaMperiana cyclopedias are
shown te oenntroeoythU physician, who has
knowa theee two singular beings must intimate
ly for a quarter of a century. Of late years,
owing originallyto an estrasgemeut between the
wires, arising out of some partiality shown to
one over tbe other In matters of dress and jaw
erly, they have kept np separate establishments
of farms, two miles apart.
It was the unvarying custom to spend three
davs aad a half of each week iu each house. 8a
unalterable was this custom that the funeral of
a son on one occasion, sua the wedding of a
daughter on other, could not be atteuded by thein
because the ceremony was not at the right house.
Thursday, Jannary IStb, was the day fur Chang
to visit Eng"a house. The former was the wea
ker of the two, having- been paralyzed three
years before- xi -tbe right side, sad -ever
since auffoTiogi' from chronic pneumonia. On
this night tho-extreme cold, tbe rough road, aad
an open carriage, conduced to throw Chang Into
a severe attack of this affection of the throat,
and be sent word to bis wife next day tbat
though better, bethought he would have died
tbat night. Ou Friday sight tho twins slept in
the second story of tbe bouse, having no one In.
tbe room hut a little negro, who said they got
npaftermidnlghtandsataruond the fire. Chang
complained very much of hi throat. Eng wan
ted to go back to bed, bat Chang said jt hurt bis
breast too much to lie down. However, they
did soon afterward go to bed, and nothing more
was beard till about daylight, Eng was beard to
cry ont for his son William, who slept in an np
per room. When the family was aroused by
repeated calls, they found Chang dead, and Eng
with the culd perspiration starting from his face,
pallid, aud complaining from great cold In bia
feet, and asking them to pnll and rub them. In
about one hour and a half after tbe alarm, Eug
expired, all the symptoms of coming death pro
sent. During the interval they had sent for Dr.
Uollingsworth, five miles away iu the village,
but before he could arrive, death bad come to
buth. The wife uf Eng said that be was as hear
ty as ever be bail been tbe night before, having
eaten a substant'al supper, aud was in no wise
apparently affected by his brother's indisposi
tion. After the doctor arrived be found them
both dead, and observed no difference in their
condition from that of ordinary corpses. He at
once, with due regard fur the interests of his
profession aud science geuorally, took measures
for the preservation uf the bodies until tbe cou
sent of the families of the deceased conld be ob
tained to post-mortem examination, and nntil
medical men could have an opportunity to con
sult. As to the consent of the families, the most
strenuousobjectiun comes from an invalid daugh
ter in the last stages of consumption, and other
members desire to hear from distant sous of the
deceased, one of whom is in California, and two
or three in Missouri. Tbe doctor, with great
forethought, dissuaded them from burying the
bodies in a neighboring churchyard, and urged
that it would be better to embalm or preserve
them as Ioug as possible. To do this he bad a
strong wooden box incased in tin. with charcoal
surrouuding the bodies, and deposited the whole
in the cellar of tbe dwelling house, where the
cold weather will preserve tbe bodies at least
two weeks. Cor. Xev Tori lribuve.
TOE CKlTICISJt OF PUBLIC 9IS.X BY
It will bo a very gloomy day for this country
.when there is not a considerable uumber of nows
papers able- and willing to candidly examine the
characterjof public men. If we reflect, an intelli
gent, firm and 'disinterested press is an iudisp'eu
Bible condition to tbe success of representative
government in modern times. We could not
make free institutions work without it. We are
not a community of Athenian Democrats we
cannot all get together in a public place and talk
over the claims to confidence of public men, most
of whom wo kuow persuually. We must have
the best agents we can get to transact our public
business, and we can ouly select them on the
knowledge we get through the newspapers.
Very few of us have any other means of informa
tion, and tho intimate knowledge a fow influen
tial men may havo concerning candidates fur
public favor would be useless in our conn try if it
could not be communicated through tbe papers.
Most people, even tbe sensitive public servants
we have referred to, will acknowledge these
truths in theabstract; but they shrink from their
application. Yet wo must have tbem applied.
The people must know all they can fairly leam
abont the meu whom they are asked to employ.
In his private bnsiness, every careful citizen in
vestigates a man's character before he trusts bim.
He often investigates a great many things likely
to throw light on character which it is unpleas
ant fur tbe employeo to bave looked into. Ho
does not hesitate to inquire as to a clerk's asso
ciates, or a cashier's habits of expenditure, or
the places iu which a book-keeper passes his"
leisure time. Every public mau must be ready
to submit, not to these inquiries, fur they con
cern private relations, hut to such as will throw
tbe same light on their fitness fur pnblio trusts
which these throw upon fitness for private trusts.
Doubtless the result is not often agreeable to
those whose career is the subject'of inquiry, nei
ther is tbe process agreeable to those who go
through with it. It is often laborious, sometimes
tedious and vexations, and very apt to be thank
less. The appreciation of inch services by the
general public would afford but a slight compen
sation for the performance of them. But they
are necessary, and they are generally rendered,
precisely as tbe best services of men in public
place are rendered, from an honorable desire to
do some good work in the'Iittle tlnio tbat each
has to labor.
Nothing can be plainer than that the most care
ful scrutiny of the history and character of pnb
lic men not only is proper, but is a duty to which
the press is bound. It is a duty, too, not less to
tbe community in which tbe press exists, bnt to
the press itself. We shonld have small faith in
the progress and prosperity of newspapers in this
country if we did not know tbat so many Of them
are conducted by honest and courageous men,
who. cannot be bonght, and who have too mnch
sense to become' subservient to any set of selfish
men. It is upon sneb men tbat tbe life of tho
press and its usefulness and growth in power de
pend. The politicians who would make tbe press
their tool wonld soon ruin it, as well as inflict
lasting injury on the country. iVcw Tort Timet.
Jadge Waite'a Sigwatwre. -The
Interior says: "We know but little of
Jndge Waite, except tbe fact that he cannot"
write his name. We once-bad a letter from bim,
the signature of which,, after a violent argu
ment before a full bench, was decided to be 'W.
H. Narb.' The antograph was clipped irora tho
letter, pasted on the back of an envelope, and
thna we managed to communicate with Mr.
Narb. Later advices proved tbat Karb waa tbe
myth, and that M. R. Waito was the man. The
fnturo antiquarian, the one who will come to
this country, after having sat and contemplated
fora spell on tbe ruins of London bridge, will bo
pnzzled to discover whether Nsrb preceded or
sneceeded Waite on the supreme bench, and to
evolve fable from fact in the traditions of this
infantile and imaginate age of tbe human race.
We would recommend Jndge Karb to confide tbe
affixing of bis antograph to the skill of bis pri
vate secretary. He can thus make snre that it
will be genuine."
AT a cbnrcbfare,a ragged colored man and wo
man entered tbe crowded rooms and pleaded for
alms. Tbey said tbey were starring, and their
plight touched the hearts aod wallets of the
crowd. After collecting good sum of money,
tbe colored couple wiped tbe burnt cork from
their faces, and two of the pillars of the church
were revealed. One of tbe worldly newspapers
says: "What with their extortionate prices,
their alluring lotteries, and their organized
swindles, church fairs afford, In these times, a
most delightful relaxation from the strait-laced
morality that is preached from the pulpit.
THZEEi s said to be a sewing society in New
Hampshire that was organized eighty three
years ago. We have 90 doabt tbat the
scandals which that sowing society has hatched
and discussed wonld be sufficient, if properly
concentrated, to swaarp a whole continent.
A tact for dealers in dry goods Tweed's gone
np for twelve years. .
ST ACOUSTCCft DU043TC.
Lint, jo atom, tard -baaaed toilers
To who auffr to who atrlve
Tims has been when yasr dotpoUen
(lira va laaa. and taak. sad cvro:
Ttoe baa boea vM esse, low marmar
Snogbt tM sooarga aposj your aaa
tVhea each etroggja Szad ys firmer
u tobx tjran uub biotbi
To wen tbea tbs bond sad -nasal,
Aad your maatan will obeyed
Though ys built bia lordly eaatlo.
And hia arms and arsar made :
Eren the chains with watch ho gaSsd yon.
Tonr own flagon dtd create
And tho very power which thralled yoa.
From yourselves wis delegate I
Thai ye saflared atlll uakacwlac
Stufta doaot and nsiXaeee totlad
Still tout awsat aad Moett ware flowing
Still your lyraau wronged sad spoiled I
S or je uwug at ww jo were rmniona.
Aa mat uiraa were nooier tau
And your faith waa old Opinion's.
Aad that Lord were nobler thing
And the holy right of Sags.
But one bold aad firm endeavor
Broke your chatsa like threads of lax
And a aaleld waa ralaed forever
Gaunt the Vronger'a fall attack!
2iow y fed that glorious labora
Stain not maa'e Immortal aool:
Iron ploughs nut rale the aabrro,
Sleozea most the crowns control!
Still re rabe tbe abaft to heaven
Still ye farce each mighty toil;
Still bv yoa tbe wares are rlvea
Still by you ta rent the soil :
Bat ye feel that ye no longer
An tbe aUroa which once ye wen
Feel that ye are purer atroaeer
Feel that ye can wait and bear'
I Front tbe Bwtoo Journal.
THE CLEOPATRA'S BARGE.
BV JOHN 8. SLKEPEIt.
Iu the month of May, in tho year 1619, 1 was
one day stauding on Crownlushield's wharf, in
the town of Salem, gazing with deep interest ou
a brig which waa lyiug there, aud which tbe year
Erevlous had acquired no little celebrity, aud
ad been looked upon with wonder and admira
tion by many thousand in this country and in
Europe. This vessel was known as the Cleopa
tra's Barge, built in Salem for and under the im
mediate direction of Captain George Crownin
shield. Six months had hardly elapsed when,
with colors flying, she entered the harbor of
Salem on ber return from her triumphant trip,
and was warmly welcomed by crowds of specta
tors ou the wharves, and looked upon as "a tbinz
of jov and beauty." She now seemed neglected
and forgotten. It is this brig, and not tbe fa
mous barge In which the beautiful Queen of
r.gypt procceaea auwn tno uyanus to meet Mark
Antony, tbat is the subject of this paper.
Captain Crowninshield bad bean a successful
shipmaster and merchant. He acquired property
during the war of 1812, by tbe success of priva
teers which he commanded, or in which be was
interested, and particularly by tbe privateer ship
America, mounting twenty guns, which he com
manded ou several cruises. This ship was singu
larly fortunate, having been repeatedly rbased
by British frigates aud seventy-fours, but always
managed to escape, sometimes when apparently in
the very jaws of the enemy. This was owing to
the peculiar character of the ship, as well as tu
the skill of the commander.
The America whs originally a well-built and
fast sailing East Iudianiau of about four hundred
tons. Soon after war was declared, her whole
upper deck was removed., -8ho became a corvette,
and sat more lightly on the water. Sbo was
heavily sparred, with a flat bottom, a long flnor,
aud a light draft of water, and before the wind
could skim along over the surface of the ocean
like a bird, but when close-hauled on a wind she
was a failure, making much lee-way.
The commanders of British ships of war well
knew that American privateers, which were
found swarming in every sea, were almost with
out exception "pilot-boat built," and that "work
ing to windward" waa their strong point. Ac
cordingly they would use all possible means
when falling in with one of these troublesome
vessels to obtain the weathcr-gsuge. in which
case the capture of tbe privateer was generally
certain to follow. This experiment was often '
tried, ou the America. But Captain Cronnin
shield was as auxiuus to get to leeward as John
Bull war tu get to windward, and of course fuund
no difficulty in accomplishing his object. When J
fairly under the lee of the British frigate, and
even if within long range of her gnus, the Amer- ,
ica, to tho great surprtso of the Englishman, .
hoisted the American flag at her peak, fired a
gnu defiantly at ber windward, and was sudden- !
ly seen running off dead before the wind under a
cloud of canvas, with sfnddingsails "alow and
aloft "ou both sides. But the exultation of the I
pursuer, who now felt sure of a prize, was chang- I
ed In mortification and disgust as the privateer
rapidly increased the distance between tbem, and
was hull down ahead in a faw hours! I
The privateer America -returned from her last j
cruise iu iub muuia ui Apm, toiu. ims ven-sei
was one of the most formidable and successful
private army ships fitted out from this country
during the war. It is said that in- her several
cruises she cleared to her owners upward of six
hundred thousand dollars, notwithstanding mauy
of her prizes were recaptured before reaching an
Captain Crowninshield was a man of a com
manding nresencu and a sencrous heart, of un-
daunting cofiTage, and thoroughly master of
everjiuiug ueriaiiiiiii; to uauucai uiaticra suit
commerce, it is hardly necessary to say that la
Salem his energy, iiitcligenco and liberal spirit
were appreciated, aud uo was respected accord
ingly. He was never married, and having no
domestic ties, took delight in cruising ou salt
water, with which be had beeu-familiar from
childhood, aiid.wherc he felt perfectly at home.
i'revious tu tne war of 131-', be owned a line sail
boat of large size and completely decked. In
this yacht lie was wont to cruise round tbe. har
bor, enter the bay and visit different ports ac
cording to his inclination. Aft:r a spell of incle
ment weatuer In the winter seaaon, be Would
load his Iittle.vp.-m-l with provisions and clothing,
and take on board .1 few men iu addition to his
regular crew run outside and cruise in the bay
day after day, tn carry aid aud'eomfort to vessels
in distress, bound tn some port on tbs coast. He
loved tbe sea aud those who were on it. He
knew the importance of a helping hand in time
of need, and gladly extended it.
When the unfortunate battle between the
Cheaspeake and the Shannon took place on tbe
1st of June, 1313, iu MassjLhusetta Bay, and "the
unlucky ship" was captured by the enemy and
carried into Halifax, the remains of the brave
Capt. Lawrence and Lieut. Ludlow both killed
in the actiou w.re interred with the usual na
val honors. At this time Capt. Crowninshield,
with a genornns feeling which every tme patriot
innst admire, conreived the project of chartering
a vessel at his own expense, and proceeding to
Halifax t bring home the bodies of those naval
officers. He procured from the Navy Depart
ment official doenments authorizing a flag of
truce, aud embarked in the Grig Henry on his
noblo enterprise, accompanied by twelve ship
mssters, who composed the crew of his vessel. Oa
arriving at Halifax, Capt. Crowninshield was
treated with respect by tbe authorities, and his
mission was succesafnl. Hs returned to Sa
lem on the 13th of August with bia precious
freight, and tbe remains of those heroic officers
were interred at Salem with the funeral honors
to which they were entitled by their gallant con
duct. In the year 1816 Captain Crowninshield, hav
ing formed a design to make a pleasure trip to
the Mediterranean, undertook to bnild a vessel
to snit himself; one every way fitting to carry
"Caesar and his fortunes" across tbe seas. He
consulted eminent shipbuilders, and finslly
adopted a model design by E. Becket, of Salem,
a noted shipbuilder io those days, which it waa
confidently predicted wonld combine the qual
ities of a fast sea-boat with comfort, strength,
safety and elegance. 'o skill or expense were
spared in tbe materials or construction of this
vessel and when it left the haida of tbe builder
it waa' truly marrel U behold. For a voysge
of pleasure, H waa wiwywio a toshi tu ow, j
respect as bad ever been seen ia this psrt of the
world. Tbe bean ideal of tbe.owner was real-
The Cleopatra's Barge, a high sounding name,
waa about two hundred tons burthen. She was
rigged, in-an unusual and retnarksbry atat and
beautiful style, as an bermahrodlt brig. 8i
was elegantly painted, and tha decorations on
her stern and cutwater were conceived in exquis
ite taste and admirably executed. The accom
modations beaeath tbe deck were spacious, and
ntted up in a raauner truly magnificent. The
principal apartment, or grand saloon, ws espe
cially worthy ofadmiratiou. It waa finished and
tarnished ia a style of alranst oriental splendor.
",f;meD"?0lww; nineteen by twenty feet,
Hil'mS 1,Ded 7 ,"!"' rit pol
ished mahogany, inlaid with various klndsof
ornamental wood. The settees and chain were
of iugenioua workmanship, with backs modeled
from the ancient lyre, aud the seats were covered
with crimson silk velvet, bordered with wide
edgings of gold lace; a large and costly mirror,
richly framed, at each end of the saloon, and a
snperb-cliandelisr, manafaetuaed for the occa
sion, suspended over tho centre kf the apartment,
gave a richness of effect which had never been
equaled la vessels of any description in those
..-,., "".i. ("', use gorgeoos palaces
in size and decorations, were not even dreamed
of. Tbe steward's apartment and tha cooking
apparatus were models in their way.and furnished
with everything requisite to enable that Impor
tant functionary to display his culinary still,
and lay a table in a style of almost regal splea
dor. When this vessel was completed and lay at tbs
wharf, she excited uubouude.1 cariosity'. Her
famA Ttjnd1 fnr anil wi4 fM..- r .
uot only residents of Salem, bat of the nefghbof-
uK tunue, , loueu ua aamirrea too Desatlial
specimen of naval architecture and her sumptu
ous accommodations. It is said tbat eighteen,
bnndred ladies, attracted by curiosity, boarded
this beautiful yacht in one day, aud were chinn
ed with tbe elegance displayed and tha courtesy
of the officers.
l wain th'8 Km of vessel, profusely pro-
YlitVii with AVAtrrtMmv wfiiVVe nnt,l I,-. J.i.. j
-, -. - . ......-m, uii WU1U W UBf lTO I Uf
comfort and lnxtiry, tbat Capt- George Crowuin
Iiield undertook & voyage to porta in tho Medi-
.....h... ... .imiid, uuwi taituu sua improver
ment. ne engaged a relative, on whose akin
and Judgment he could rely, to act as sailing
master, In order to relieve himself of oil trouble
and rRHiHinsitiilift- Th. ni h.. ..m.. .
of tried worth and experience, and the crew.
wuiyiiauiEij ic iu uuciuer, were selecteo;
from the hundreds of seamen who tbrougod tha
wharf, anxious to be employed, and were all
yonng and ambitious, active and I ntelligent. Ac
companied by a few friends to charm away tbe
gloom of solitude, Capt. Crowninshield embarked
aud sailed from Salem on tha ZOth iUr ..r r.n...
Oa the passage across the Atlantic he touched
at the Azores, and astonished and charmed, br
tants ot Fayal. and on the first of May he arrived
at Vaderis, where he was kindly welcomed, and
". ,, . X u."iiiea niiu respcCI aUU UOS-
Eitality. After a stay of a few weeks on this
eantiful island be proceeded on his cruise, and
visited Gibraltar, Carthagcna, Barcolona, Mar
seilles, Toulou, Genoa. Naples, Civita Vecchia
and other ports of the Mediterranean, examining
much which was curious and interesting in na
ture and art, and exercising the moat unbounded
hospitality towards all who visited the vessel,
attracted by ber graceful proportions and elegant
appearance, and the report of the magnificence
of ner equipments.
Wherever Jh Cleopatra's Barge appeared, the
norn.r Ann hia fnAitiL m.f n.1,1. .1... .
... ... .r. ,, . urIue, wcl.
come from tlie antbonties and tbe people, and
" ""Ji? """ ,uc;rcaie3sconsiiieration and
respect. Tho brig was visited by persona, of 'tho
highest rank, and multitudes of all classes freely '
availed themselves of the general permission to
board the vessel .and examinn the accommodation..-
Thev TVerH nil ehirm.1.1 .t. t.. .,
saw, aud with tho kind manner in which they
were received, and the nrbaue deportment of the
owner and the other persons on board.
In Barcelona, Cascano-, the Captain General of
the Pro nice, with all his suite and other noble
men, visited theyatch and were snurptuouely en
tertained. During the few days while the ves
sel remained in port, it was computed that twen
ty thousand porsons of both sexes aud all condi
tions went ou board. Indeed, Captain Crownin
shield was in a maimer compelled to Iejvo the
harbor sooner than he intended or wished, in
consequence of the rush of people to tread the
deck aud examine the cabin of this -wonderful
ciirio.it.vl When tho brig left the porr, boat
followed ladeii with men, women and children,
imploring tho Captain to return and allow them
to come on board the vessel and gratify their
longings to examine her interior.
While the CleopatraVBargu waa at Clvfta
ecclna, tbe seaport uf Koine, the curiosity of
tbe Sovereign PnntifT was excited in relation to
the filiating wonder am her unwonted mission,
He accepted au invitation to visit her, and was
accompanied by many dignitaries of the Cbarch
and other porsons of distinction.
Indeed, the appearance? of the Cleopatraa
Barge in any port in the Mediterranean seemed
a signal for jubilee and rejoicing. The effect of
her presence was magical. Captain Crowninshield
had abundant reason to Io proud of bis yatch,
.... .u irj.'no iu u..iui iiuiienaKen me trip
across the water.- And while be realized all the
gratification ho anticipated from bis cruise, tbe
darling wish of his heart to gratify otliers was
Captain Crowninshield was absent from this
country abont six month's, four of which were
passed in visiting places and examining objects
of interest in the Mediterranean. "He raturnod
to Salem on tho -1th of October, 1917. perfectly
satisfied with the result of his expodition. He
aunonuced his inlentiuu to make, in thncoarser
ofthe next season, another trip across tbe At
lantic, pass through tbe English Cbannel, tho
Xorth Sea, the Cattegat, Baltic and Onlf of Fia
land to St. Petternburg, stopping nt tho princi
pal ports ou the route.
The Cleopatla's Barge proved everything tbe
owner cont'd wish, and iudeed surpassed iu ex
cellence his expectations. He found the accom
modations on board so well suited tohistsste
and adapted to his convenience and comfort, that
he was unwilling to abadou them for tbe moat
luxurious lodgings onshore. The brie was se
curely moored alongside the wharf, and there be
established bis home.
But "tbe vanity uf human wishes" has often
been a:d and sung. Captain Crowninshield never
departed on another earthly crnise. Iu less than
six weeks after his retnrn from the Mediterra
nean, and while reposing in the saloon of tbs
Cleopatra's Barge, apparently in the full enjoy,
ment of health, with a prospect of many years of
prosperity nd usefulness, he was struck with
apoplexy, and died on board his beautiful yatch !
lUltEXCK rHKSTlCK, who na killed near
live, ami niiunt tuirty-nine jrnra "I ago, a man
of varied sccoinplUbments and musical talent.
He was a phyaician by profession, bat had resid
ed npon hia firm ia Mesde Cotn.ty for the last
two years, and had but just removed to the vi
cinity of Louisville at tbe time of bis death, in
tending to combine the practice of his profession
with agricultural pursuits. It was also bis pur
pose to pnbli.b soon, a complete volume of his
father's poems, of which be baa the manuscripts.
His little son, a Imy of twelre, is tbe only re
maining member of tbe Prentice family.
A THIRD skeleton of a troglodyte has just been
found by M. Riviere in tbe grottoes of Mentotis.
This new skeleton seems to belong to a period
far more remote than tbat which has been align
ed to the skeleton now in ths mnseum at r"
The anna and other objects found with the skel
eton, which are of flint and bone, do not belong
to the polished stone period- Tbey are siapiy
cut, and characterize, by their clam sy torn, the
&r remoter period called "paleozoic." Tbeyare
rakes, scrapers, punches, arrowheads o r laaeej.
bladei, &c Oo the upiir parts of the kejfton
have been fonud large quantities of small perfo
rated shells, baving'aerved as a collars or brace
lets. HE said it -va. too cold to gt up, and she said
it wasn't her place to kindle Ares, "d sbe
wouldn't, and tb.y both lay b,SJhv
hours in Portland, Sie- She. rretty hnngry by
tbat time, thought better of If;
tefs welding four timi0 ol?r!?hwJSSf
day. When she got such a day tbe bnde-groom
bad concluded cot to marry-
ajuist!iib on eainrnay nignt iar, oy mo u
ling of his buggy, was the son of Ororge D. 1
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