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San .when the confidence of tlie citizens of Al
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Jldttt Pliscellang."
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i Kind reader, lam a boy. Not “ one of
the b’hoys/’ bat a hard-working, much
abused, and generally despised sailor boy.
On,e whb serves aboard a vessel in the
double capacity of -drudge and go-between.
It there isj any complaint that the crew
wish to make to the captain, the boy must
be the messenger, and get well thrashed
for hispaius—and vice versa.
But I am getting off my course, and that
stern old captain, the public, will be im
patient, ahd knock uiy head and a hand
spike together, if I do not mind my helm
better; so here goes.
The autumn of 1856 and an empty shot
locker forced me to atyip as boy, on board
the Ansa,“ bound fot Havana and a mar
ket/’ (by the way, I never saw the mar
ket.) She was commanded by a Capt. Jo
siah Crabbi. Crabb was he by name, and
crabbed by nature —a regular down east
specimen of nautical handicraft—but his
crablike propensities to pinch and claw did
not.phow themselves until we were at sea
some two flays/"
The mate vfa a a Virginian—in tact a
member ofnue of ‘ the first families’ from
that muchj lauded Statej at any rate he was
the first southerner I ever sailed under. —
He was a free, open-hearted fellow, like all
his countrymen, and possessed a fiery spi
rit, that could brook no language of the
captain’s that was hot perfectly gentleman
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The was composed of one Dutch
man, two Frenchmen, one Portuguese, two
Spaniards, an African cook , and your hum
ble-servant. We shipped a second mate,
but he quarreled with the captain before
we got to Sindy Hook, and was sent a
shore with the pilot. So much for the Brig
Ansa and her paotley crew, and now for
my yarn, i •
Some three days out, after we had got
safely across the Half Stream, and were
moving albng with, all sail set before afine
north-west breeze, the captain took it into
his head that the men were too well fed,
and that it would make them lazy and un
fit for duty. ? '
lb spite; of the mate’s remonstrances and
the grumbling of the men, the order was
passed to the ‘Doctor’ (i, e., the cook,) to
give the men duff but once a week, and
then minuspluins. We had been in the
habit of hahingiphun duff twice a week,
and plum dufi or dopgh .pudding on Sun
day. The men submitted, after some grum
bling, to this deprivation, but the next day
the.order came; that there should be no
watch and watch in the daytime. All
hands should jemain on deck and assist in
fixing the running and standing gear of
the yessel, antU in scraping decks, paint
ing wood-work, &c.
Now this was the last straw
the camel’s hack Of patience among the
ejew, so they set their wits to de
vise some plan of getting to windward of
the old mad, in some shape or other, and
of course they pitched upon me as 'being
the proper person to carry out thgir good
The first move was to demand from the
captain a restitution of their food and pri
vileges, an|d if that failed, they were to re
sort to stratagem to obtain their rights.—
Atgxirdingly, one morning I marched to the
quarter-deek, and, bowing to the captain
commenced my harangue: %
P Please, sir, the men want mb to say
that unless you gi\ ; e them their Tull allow
ance of grub, and let them keep .watch apd
watch as usual, that they will knock off ;
work/ and jyou and your brig: may go to
t didnot get tune to finish the sentence,
ford suddenly fpund myself sprawling in
the lee scuppers.; and my allowance of grog
in the shnper of. chtrefc, was anything hut;
short, I did not 1 have long to ponder over
the matter^'before the captain’s .voice was
ringing in ,my ears, ordering me forward
—to which place I shrupk hke a curwitlf
his taiUßetweenhis legs. When I reached
the forecimtle, ! .was pgstiu .met with abu
se fbr not' shbwing more ‘spunk and
back t« tlib V ’
Seeing Ant ;thsif first plan had entirely
fuiled,jthe mrew concocted the fallowing
scheme, but I; must first .explain the stow
age df theveiesol, or the reader willhotuh*
what fe to follow-
: ; wefe stowed in a sotri of
under the brig’s cabin. 1 Jt,hadl>b«n ’
built for a {powder magosin e, but the
tain,helnga£raid that hungry sailors
take mi>vMcam if in their
verlCu tbe magazine into a bread and meat
loekCT, so that thcse two ihdispehMhh ar-J
6cle» would always be imdim his dn*tiV ; eye
and custody. -.V- ■ ••
i locker was separated {Vom the hold
y bulkheads The^iore^Sr
ho, crew
the hohl by a similar one, and of coufsd
|m MoM&m Sm
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\ Now thenien’s plan was to cut through
the bulkhek#, open a cash of bread and
beef, and secrete their contents in the fore
castle. Tfef jjlan was carried out silently
and slowlyi: for it took nearly three days
to cut the Way through the bulkheads, and
then there was only room enough for a
small boy .like myself to pass through.
I succeeded in crawling over the cargo
into the storeroom difficulty, but
in opening ihe head of a bread barrel I
made a Slight noise, and I heard the cap
tain say to the mate —
‘ Those internal rats will eat me out of
the brig, Mr.- Harkner. We must smoke
her before we stow any more cargo.”
I heard what the captain said, distinctly,
for he was hut a few inches above me. I
got the head off the bread and the beef
cask, and succeeded in getting all the bread
and two-thirds of the beef into the fore
castle, before any accident occurred. It
was a job, for I could carry but
small loads ,over the badly stowed cargo.
My watch below had almost expired, and
seven bells were just striking as I started
on ,my last trip to the beef cask* I got
■safely back to the storeroom and vras stoop
ing oyer to ireach a piece of beef, when I
heard the captain say again,
‘ Mr. Harkner, you had better get up
another barrel of beef at eight bells. The'
footer says. the last barrel is out.’
Here was a .fix. I knew if they caught
me there, it Would be the last of Dicky the
sailor boy. f At the sound of the old man’s
voice, I got into a regular flurry, and the
brig giving a heavy lurch no windward,
away I tumbled into tho cask, head first.)
■ln vain did 'I; kick and twist to get out' — ■
my arms were pinioned to my sides, and
the cask would not upset, for it was well
braced and secured.
Here I was in a pretty pickle, (no pun
intended.) ; The.brine got into my eyes
and ears, add the momentJL-attomrrtcd^td
shout my throat was filled with a delight
ful mixture of saltpeter and water. I gave
up at last, and found myself going-—I
thought of iny mother and sisters—of all
the bad deeds I had done, (it is astonish
ing what a good memoiy a fellowhas when
he is dying,;) but the worst of all was. the
idea of bcing drowncd in a beef cask.
Now, beifag lost over board is a heroic
and noble way of giving up the ghost, but
being drowned in a beef cask, and dying
with one’s heels in the air! Ugh ! I shud
der now at the thought. Well, I went in
to a dreamy sleep, the sound of most beau-
Aful music, then all was blank, until I
found myself in the cabin, with the cap
tain and mate standing by.
‘Steal my beef, would you ? you infernal
young whelp I’ cried the captain, as soon
as I came to ‘ Here drink this grog, and
get ready to take a thrashing.’
I drank off the liquor, and felt consider
ably better, when the captain, as good as
his word, to(ok mo on deck, and adminis
tering a round dozen with a stout rope's
end, seat me up to the main top gal
lant cross trees, to look out for bquid—and
kept me there a whole watch.
We arrived at Havana a few days after
wards, andlescapcd ashore, where, after
skulking about the streets for a week, I
managed to getiqboard a homeward bound
I never saw anything more of the Brig
Ansa or her command, but the recollection
of my dive into that beef cask, and my
narrow escape, makes me shiidder, even to
this day. •
Kind reader, if you aro amused, I am
Satisfied and perhaps you/may again hear
from '
: Dick, the Sailor Boy. 1
New York, -March, 1858.
Among the dives lost by the Sinking of
the Central America, was that of Rufus
A. Lockwood.; The great intellect of this
mab —his lipperious, impatient bearing—
his eccentric,- defiant gpirit—his indomita
ble and almost savage energy—his pecu
liar bizarre end masculine appearance—
singular adyefitures .and contrasting epi
sodes id* his life—-the bold, ragged, abrupt
outlines pf hisentire character, render him
an -object of rdmantic interest, as well as
affectionate 1 !adtniration to all' who knew
bun. ,4
- A winter ini the .Chicago Ftilmne gives
the fol|pFing>: sketch' of the life of this ?
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In 188fi, Ijtockwood settled in Lafhy
married man, and a school
teachen-rrwijhput monev,firiends influence
or poaitiou-Tflncithing but his dauntless
wiU : an|l monil'mentaFbrain. He was not
and the pittancof he realised
from ivdidinpt? tend to diminish the <Bs*
gustheibltfpr occupation. : j In. thp
.imeatfwhile 4b6kifiroin an :
s.MSfitfy afid; to .the atudy
of law. In two years howas admitted to
the' Supreme Court of Indiaha? His first
case was ah ikp6|inht one. Jie; was
>tained to aihah named for
the inttidi|U^
' direct aha positive os to the crime; yet
[independent in everything.]
such was the power of the defence that
Frank, was acquitted. Nine thousand cop
ies of Lockwood’s remarkable speech in
that case were published by request, and
it was pronounced by the profession to be
the most masterly analytic opposition to
the entire law of homicide known to the
criminal jurisprudence of this country. —
Aside-from its legal lore aud impregnable
logic, it was a brilliant literary production,
and extracts of it may still be found in
some of the elocutionary works, as-speci
mens of declamation and oratorical elo
- The prestige of this successful debut
placed Lockwood at once among the most
prominent lawyers in the State. He im
mediately formed a co-partnership with
Albert S. White, then United States Sen
ator from Indiana. This partnership con
tinued with a very lucrative and exten
sive practice until 1841, during which
year Lockwood in one of his strange and
unaccountable freaksofhumor, took it into
bis head to visit Mexico, leaving bis busi
ness unfinished, his property unsettled,
and his family ignorant of his destination.
For several years’ nothing was heard of
him until his family accidentally learned
that he was serving as a private in the
United States army, having enlisted at
New Orleans, They immediately, and
without.his knowledge, took active meas
ures to procure his discharge, and through
the efforts and influence of the Hon. Ed
ward A. Hancgan, then United States
Senator, obtained it from the President.
Lockwood then returned to his family at
resumed the practice of
law, ocquimig the increase of business,
and the reputation of the foremost! lawyer
in Indiana. He was retained as leading
counspf in the great Sergeant cases, invol
ving the title to half the real estate of La
-ihyette, also in many of the most impor
tant litigations pending before the federal
and supreme courts of the State. But
his restless and impatient spirit was still
dissatisfied. In 18od, he started for Cali
fornia. There, as elsewhere, his massive
intellectual powers and extraordinary le
gal abilities speedily raised him to the
very head of the profession, even among
the brilliant lawyers of that favored State.
He brought an action of trespass against
the Vigilance Committee, in the height of
its reign, and extorted a judgment from
one of its own packed juries. His speech
in that case was also published for its
learning and eloquence. Ho was at that
time attorney for Palmer, Cook & Co., the
great California bankers. In the noon
day of his prosperity and success, with one
of his erratic, meteor-like flights, Lock
wood waywardly, recklessly and abruptly
abandoned all, and sailed for Australia.
There he hired out as a shepherd, to
tend herds at j£2s per annum and his oat
meal rations. He served the full term of
his engagement—one year —at this primi
tive and pastoral occupation. He then wont
to Melbourne, Australia, and opened a law
office. On the Fourth of July following,
the A lQe£, icau citizens, including theU. 8.
Consul, invited him to deliver an address
upon that republican anniversary. Lock
wood accepted the invitation, and at the
banquet given on that day commenced his
oration —a daring, heterodox, and brilliant
Pbillipic against the government of En
gland and the-royal blood of the British
Mouarchs. The Englishmen present were
enraged and violent, the U. States Consul,
intimidated, protested, the Americans half
astonished and half pleased—Lockwood
alone calm, immovable and sarcastic. At
length the excited mob became so turbulent
that he was compelled to desist, and left
the banquet. A copy of this unique ora
tion was printed in the Washington Union.
Lockwood himself sent a humorous account
of the proceedings to President Pierce,
through John Pettit, with a request that
the U. S. Consul at Melbourne be removed.
Shortly after this he returned to Cali
fornia, and immediately resumed his proud
.position as the acknowledged head of the
legal profession in the State. He then
commenced the herculean task of prosecu
ting through all the inferior courts to an
ultimate triumph in the Supreme-Court
of the United States, the celebrated. Mar
iposa claim of Col. Fremont. This was oue
of the most intricate and important, cases
ever presented to that august tribunal, iapd
so spoken of by Judge Taney in his'opih
ion. It was undouhtodly mas
terly brief that carried the cause, formed
the basis of the Supreme Courts decision,
and secured to Col. Ffeinont his present
princely fortune. It has all the profound
comprehensive range of argument, blended
with a refined, subrie analysis, so charac-'
teristic of lidekwqod’f mental power. In
its. gfeat. eruption .and research may be
seen tH| mfionritablein dustry.andconqucr- s
ipg Will df the man ; in its perfect familiari
ty-ynth tH ciril Jurisprudence, Mexican
language and law df W
billhant results
that; RepuWie., This able legal papec is.
supposed to have been prepared, in a tocaa
ure at leapt, While ■ a- sjjieb
hejd in AmtmHar~bxo^gh^^aijtt the
tadea.of those Antarqtao wopds.: There is
> profiabß that % voyage during, winch:
he met with his tragic and melancholy
death, was partially with reference to this
same litigation.
Lockwood was variable in Jbis temper,
eccentric in his actions, immovable in bis
resolves, a warm, steadfast friend, nn austere
stern aud relentless enemy—-a great and a
strange man. His loss js a national calam
To your friends I As to a pure busi
ness transaction, ybu may bo: too careful.
But when a friend of" other years comes
along, who has not been as) Successful as.
yourself, whom disappointment or mispla
ced confidence, or unavoidable calamity
has pressed to the earth,.a fjpenfl who wa3
once your equal in all thinjgs,. inferior in
none, except perhaps in that hardness of
character, which is a general element of
Success in life, don’t begin tof hem and haw,
and stroke your chin; donfti talk about
‘ huts ’ and ‘ ichys,’ and thqf tighinetf oj
money market / he knows that already
—spare him]the intelligence that you
‘once loaned Mr. So and Sp a sum of
money, which was never ■ returnedhe
don’t want your biography, he wants your
cash. Don’t remind him iif he were to
die, you would lose it j th|at arrow may
sink deeper into hisheartithjib any amount
of money could ever fathoib, andthen, close
with a recital bf this, thkt iud the other
thing, which, if really trpejpould not ma
terially interfere with your furnishing him
the required amount. If yoiu have ordina
ry sagacity, you can make up your mind
in a moment, whether to grant the accom
modation or to refuse it. If you are a
man and you design a refusal, tell him at
once in some kindly way, that you do not
feel prepared to accede to his wishes. If
on the other hand, you have a heart to
help him, don’t do it as if you felt it were
a mountain grinding yon to powder, or as
if each dollar you parted from, was inflict
ing a pain equal to the drawing of a tooth;
don’t torture him with cross-questioning,
nor worm out of him some of the most sa
cred secrets bf his life; away with your
inquisitorial, brassy, impertinence; don’t
lay him on the rack for an hour at a time,
as if you gloated at the sacrifice of fals
nymhood, as if you wished ’ to make him
go down on his very .knees to win his way
into your purse, away with it ail we-feay,
and stand up like a man ; give him a cor
dial greeting, let a holy sunshine light up
your countenance, and speak out before
he has done asking, tell him how much
you arc gratified at having it.m your pow
er to help him, and let that help go out
in a full, free soul, and with: a good slap
on the shoulder, bid him look, upward and
ahead for there’s sunshine there for him.
Why the very feeling in the man’s heart
us he goes away from you, is ’ worth more
to humanity, than all the'’money you let
him have, ten times told. Ho goes otit
of your presence with a heart as light as a
feather, in love with all thp world, and
full ,of admiring gratitude towards you.—
He feels his manhood, he febls that confi
dence is reposed in him, that he is still a
man, and this conviction nerves him up to
a resolution, to an ambition, to an energy
which are of themselves a guarantee of af
ter success. He goes to work; with a will,
which hews down the obstacles am d melts
away the icebergs which hedge up the
ways of men, and behold in a moment,
rough places are made smooth /and straight
places made plain to hlmi .■ ;
Reader! suppose you noypr get your
money hack, and you have, a heart-so big, |
that you can, notwithstanding; hie non-pay
ment, give him at every meeting ac cordir
al smile of friendly recognition, pan speak
to him without ever reminding HiM of his
it may be that yoii are his
only friend, but then you arc the world to
him, and however hardly that world may
have dealt with him, your single except ion
is placed to the credit side brhmnafiity; a
thousand times its individual value; that
man can never die a mmbthtppe, for he
will insist upon it to his-tatest breath,
‘ there’s kindness in» the wprid after all/
What a grand thing it is id have a man
close his eyes in death, and one of t&eJajjt
thoughts of mortality be alpraycr for hies,
singkon your head. . ; - ; V
We repeat, then, ifyoti lend your money
at ill, do so freely, promptly; dq it withja
whole soul.-' Do it with i^jm !^ i
comes a piaa, .with a wBl;
dofljute es fiafleh as < your .xbkswv in twsi
ing your friend from .the dcpressingjnflh
cnees which sarround him.: fWe |ip’ hpU
advise the loan of nioney eit
caai, blit write ,ib ,ss*:. In f piat manner
itghould be. done, when deoidednpon,to
bring themost pleasant to
yohrself hereafter; and to ckfelritfi |t the
to :] Health.
Um£&i Jbad b£e»' jp ; Kfjbitof
jmojpr.; WTbafc kind of torieal?
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oome, Mad we present becomes- T
we attempt to de£ne it/
Incredible ttory relating to it* Poitdn.
—To give you an idea of the long time
this poiaOn retains ita property, I snail to
late a curious bnt well authenticated se
ries of facts, which took place in a. central
district of the Slate of Pennsylvania, Some
twelve or fifteen years ago. ,
A farmer was so slightly bit through the
boot by a rattlesnake, as no wswalkwgto
view his ripening corn fields, thatjthe pain
felt was thought by him to have been the
scratch of a tnorn, not hairing seen or
heard the reptile. ; Upon hisretaruhoum,
he felt on a sudden, violently sick at the
stomach, vomited with gre%t pain, and died
within.a few hours. ; - ' : -
Twelve months after this, the eldest son
who had taken his fathers’s boots, putthqp
on and went to church at some distance.
On his going to bed that night,, whilst
drawing off his boots, he felt slightly
scratched on the leg but merely mentioned
it to his wife, and rubbed the place with
his hand. In a few hours afterwards ho
was awaked by violent pains; complained
of general giddiness frequently and expi
red before any succor could be applied
with success; the cause of his illness was
also quite a mystery. r "
In the course of tube, : his effects, wefe
sold and a second brother, through filial
affection, purchased the boots, and if ! re
member rightly, put them on about two
years after. As he drew them on, he felt
a scratch, and complained of it, when the
widowed sister; being present, (collected
that the same pain had keep felt by her
husband on the li|ce occasion.' The youth
suffered and died in the same Way that
his brother died before him;
These repeated and singulardeathh bo*
ing rumored la tha njcdioai
gentleman called:upon the. mends of the
deceased to inquire into the pscrticulars,
and at once pronquneed their 'deAthsto
have been, occasioned byvejnom. The hoots
that had been the cause of wmplaiqi ateep
brought to him, when he cut 900 opep
with care, an d discovered the extreme point
of the fang of a rattlesnalcciasnitig through
the leather,.and assured- the people that
this had done the mischief. To prove
this satisfactorily, he scratched with it,
the nose of a dog, and the dqg died in a
few‘h6urs ; from the poisoniiul Effects ’* it
was still able to cojavey . In confirmation
of these facts, 1 have been told bypative
Americans, that arrows dipped in rattle*
snake venom, would carry s&a£ea
after.— Audubon’s Notes on : ppNcuue.
snake. "
One evening, notmany years ago, while
the Supreme Court was hplding
in Somerset county, down ! in t|te Stjato of
Maine, some of the legal brethren were
warming their legs before a blazing'fire la
a .ratal tavern, and converginguponyaiv
ous matters pertaining to (he profession.
B. J. Bacon, whose long silence Indicated
that bis mind, was in travail with some
great thought, broke out by aidHngif any r
of his brethren could relieve him »oinhit :
trouble. w.d
■ I wist,’ said ho, fto comment
tion against a boy who yaa canght foal
ing apples. I find no wap of kind in
any of the Reports, and 1 am at* Toes for
a precedent,’ {
The! landlord overheard the question,
and jnformed the verdant thathe haw a.
case just in point.
* Ah I’ said Baeon,
shall I find it?’
*y- I, I ;
‘Webster’s Retorts?
speai of it, I think JTdo
wring hko it there. Dojoujcap^f|}ja v^l.
‘ Yes, I do; | have a Sootiia,thd,houße'
if yoii\woiild liketd a# Ws'. * - : ; - r
f I be gieally oßligod to yon few
it, as I hate left'mine at homo.'
T|ic landlord stepped ont, andsoon ire--
tturping tothe story—An old mad ffcmd
a code hoy .oa do'e of his trees stealing ap*
pl#/ pMsed'tkeibboh to His legal frwnd,
who tlyrpW it into $0; ffrp, in the midst of
roaj? add speedily made hi*
disappearance. : -
: Anecdotes oe ? Aupußoy.—Thp!
naturalist was on the look put for tJ$ . ;
headed wood-peckers, and Was vejy arotioßkL*-
to obtain a specimen. Seeing -
a bole in a tree, a long wayup, bo -pslle& >
off bis coat and climbed up with the energy,
that never failed him. Pufilng and sRf»tr
ing he reached it at last, and putting'i*.
his hand to seize the bird, to •
dismay a snake stuck his head out of tb* 1
hole apd hissed in his face. This wa§
unexpected and frightful that Addubou
let go bls holji tumbled to the ground, , f
more dead than alive.- His companion ;■.
tip to him, and seeing the ppti}* ,
was not hurt, hut was drcad&lty
fngb tened, eaid to bim ; “ Ah, yob ' ai!« ; •
vow mu&frigijtened, dootorl" .f Kp*
«fr, replied the doctor, quite pgeodpdj
“but if you want to see yon bplly rotrod
tnaic/ go up dttfe ! ,J /
‘ln Webster’s;- said thelandlord; grave-
; NO; io
‘in whose Itepprt*