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TRIAL LIST, APRIL TERM, 1858
fitholas Shaver (who bath sarvived William Shaver,) ve
Pena: R. R. Co.
John Flemming vs B. X. Blair of al
Thoth= Clark's heirs vs Brison Clark
Sant. & B. T. R. R. Co. vs Able Putt
Samuel 8.-NeFeatera vs Alex. Beers et al
Sterling & Alexander vs Bracken, Stitt & Co.
- John AL - Welters vs David - Varner
Harrison &Couch vs C. V. M. Pro. Co.
David Caldwell, adm'tor vs Mich. I. Martin
A. iL•Bumbaugh for use vs C. Y. M. P. Co.
Win:'McNite vs James Clark adm'tor.
John Daugherty vs Geo. W. Speer
A. Vanderanders heirs vs John McComb
Margaret Foster vs Williamyoster
I. P. Brock vs John Savage
flame vs Same
John Savage vs Win. Smith &H. Davis
Gee. W. Wagoner vs Washington Gayer
Sainuel D. Myton vs Henry Fockler
Clements' heirs vs John McCandeas et al
John Savage , vs James Entriken
William Cunimings adm'tor vs A. Walker •
Richard Ramsey vs Alex. Richardson
Christopher Ozborn vs P. F. Kessler et al
James Wall vs Jona. Wall
Philip Spahn vs Moses Heilner
Christopher Ozborn vs P. F. Kessler
Bidleman & Hayward vs James Entriken
John Brewster vs James Entriken
Jno. W. Price vs Long & Rickets
Jas. Maguire vs A. S. Harrison
March 17, 1858. D. CALDWELL, Prot'y.
.LIST OF GRAND JURORS fora
Court of Quarter Sessions to be held at Huntingdon,
in and for the county of Huntingdon, the second Monday
and 12th day of April, A. D., 1858.
John Anderson, farmer, Juniata.
Lewis Bargee's, blacksmith, Huntingdon.
John Black, carpenter, Huntingdon.
Daniel Beek, blacksmith, Barret).
Philip Bolsbaugh, farmer, Porter.
William Clymans, farmer, Dublin.
John Covert, mason, Springfield.
George Dare, clerk, Franklin.
John Garner, jr., farmer, Penn.
Abraham Ilarnish, farmer, Morris.
George Hallman, blacksmith, West.
Benjamin Hartman, farmer, West.
John 'first, farmer, Dance.
Jonathan Hardy, farmer, Henderson.
Adam Lightner, farmer, West.
Abraham McCoy, brick-maker, Huntingdon.
David Miller, gentleman, West.
Benjamin Megahan, merchant, Walker.
William Pymm, blacksmith, thasville.
't James Stone, farmer, Union.
David S. Massey, farmer, Porter;
Lee T. Wilson, farmer, Barre°.
White, farmer, Juniata..
J. W. Yocum, farmer, Juniata.
TRAVERSE JURORS—FIRST WEEK.
John Apsgar, farmer, Union.
Edward Bergle, mason, Morris.
William Buckley, farmer, Shirley.
Gilbert Chaney, J. F., Parcae,
Solomon Chilcott, farmer, Tod.
Nicholas Cresswell, gentleman, Alexandria.
Andrew Crotsley, farmer, Penn.
Thomas Duff, merchant, Jackson.
Davis,William merchant, Penn.
Henry Davis, blacksmith, West.
John Ely, merchant, Shirley.
James Ellis, grocer, Penn. - -
John Eleanor, farmer, Henderson.
Nathan Greenland, farmer, Union.
John Grifford, jr., farmer, Shirley.
Augustus K. Green, farmer, Clay.
Frederick Harman, farmer, Cromwell. _
Jonathan Hooner, farmer, Case.
James Henderson, merchant, Cassville.
Samuel Hannah, teacher, 'Warriorsmark.
Samuel Hamer, laborer, Alexandria.
George Jackson, farmer, Jackson.
William Jackson, farmer, Jackson.
Joseph G. Kemp, farmer, Oneida.
William McWilliams, farmer, Franklin.
Isaac:McClain, farmer, Tod.
Samuel J. Marks, carpenter, Franklin.
EllioeMcKinstney, farmer, Shirley.
Peter Myers, tailor, Shirley.
John 0. Murray, carpenter, Huntingdon.
Samuel McClain, farmer, Cass.
James Miller, saddler, Jackson.
Henry F. Newingham gentleman, Huntingdon
John B. Ozburn, teacher, Jackson,
Alexander Port, J. P., Huntingdon.
Samuel Pheasant, farmer, Cass.
Samuel Rolston, 3. P., Warrioremark.
Abraham Ramsey, laborer, Springfield.
Samuel IL Shoemaker, sportsman, Huntingdon
William E. Smith, farmer, Jackson.
A. Jaksoon Stewart, farmer, Franklin.
David Stoner, farmer, Clay.
_Nicholas Shaver, farmer, Shirley.
John B. Thompson, farmer, Franklin.
Ephraim Tuompson, farmer, Porter.
Jonathan Wilson, farmer, West.
James Wilson, farmer, Henderson.
William Wagoner, mason, Clay.
TRAVERSE JURORS—SECOND WEEK.
John B. Briggs, farmer, Tell.
John Bumbaugh, sr., gentleman, Huntingdon
Richard Colegato, blacksmith, Shirley.
John C. Cummings, farmer, Jackson.
James Carman, teacher, Huntingdon.
Nicholas - Crum, miller, Ted.
John Dougherty, farmer, Shirley.
Perry 0. Etchison, shoemaker, Cromwell.
William Ewing, farmer, Barre°.
- Isaac Grove, farmer, Perry.
Israel Grafius,,Eeq., tinner, Alexandria.
Chriiitian Hurtled], farmer, Porter.
James K. Hampson, inkeeper,
Thomas Irwin, farmer, Union.
William Johnston, tanner, Shirlcysburg.
Joshua Johns, farmer, Springfield.
Samuel R. MeFeeters,farmer, Tell.
Jackson McElroy. farmer, Jackson.
John B. Moreland, teacher, Clay.'®'
Robert McNeal, farmer, Shirley.
John Morrison, farmer, Shirley.
John McComb, farmer, Union.
James S. Oaks, farmer, Jackson.
John Owens, J. P., Warriersmark.
George Price, farmer, Clay.
John Rhodes, farmer, Henderson.
GeOrge Russell, Esq., farmer, Hopewell.
Benjamin Rinker, farmer, Cromwell.
Peter Swoope, gentleman, Huntingdon.
John Smith, of Geo., farmer, Barree,
George Sprankor, farmer, Porter.
John L. Travis, farmer, Franklin.
_ Miller Wallace, carpenter, Brady.
George Wagoner, carpenter, Dublin.
George Walters, machinist, Morris.
Elias B. Wilson, J. P., Cassville.
Huntingdon, March 17, 1858. -
a precept to me directed, dated at Huntingdon, tho
day of January, A.D. 1818, under the hands and seals
of the Hon. George Taylor, President of the Court of
Common Pleas, Oyer and Terminer,
and general jail deliv
ery of the 24th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, cornpa.
sed of Huntingdon, Blair and Cambria counties; and the
Hons. Benjamin F. Patton and John Brewster, his associ
ates, Judges of the county _of Huntingdon, justices as
signed, appointed to hear, try and determine all and every
indictments made or taken for or concerning all crimes,
which by the laws of the State are made capital, or felon
ies of death, and other offences, crimes and misdemeanors,
which have been or shall hereafter be committed or perpe
trated, for crimes aforesaid—l am commanded to make
public proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick, that
a Court of Oyer and Terminer, of Common Pleas and
Quarter Sessions . will be held at the Court House in the
borough of Huntingdon, on the second Monday (and 12th
day) of April, next, and those who will prosecute the
said prisoners, be then and there to prosecute them as it
shall bo just, and that all Justices of the Peace, Coroner
and Constables within said county, be then and there in
their proper persons, at 10 o'clock, a. in. of said day, with
their records, inquisitions, examinations and remembran
ces, to do those things which to their offices respectively
Dated at Huntingdon the 15th day of March, in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and My-eight,
and the 82,d year of American Independence.
GRAFFIIS MILLER, Sheriff:
it. a Precept to me directed by the Judges of the Com
mon Pleas of the county of Huntingdon, bearing test the
21st day of January, 1858, I am commanded to make
Public Proclamation throughout my whole bailiwick, that
a Court of Common Pleas will ba held at the Court ;louse
in the borough of Huntingdon, on the 3rd Monday (and
19th day) of April, A. D., 1858, for the trial of all is
sues in said Court which remain undetermined before
the said Judges, when and whereon jurors, witnesses, and
suitors, in the t.rials of all issues are required.
Dated at Huntingdon the 15th March, in the. year of our
Lord 1858, and the 82d year of American Independence.
GRAFFUS MILLER, .shcreff.
Huntingdon, March 17,1857.
itittt V ottrg.
TO MY SOUL.
Not on a prayerless bed, not on a prayerless bod,
Compose thy weary limbs to rest;
For they alone are blest •
Wih balmy sleep,
'"Whom angels keep ;
Nor, though by care oppressed,
Or anxious sorrow,
Or thought, in many a coil perplexed,
For coming morrow,
Lay not thy head
On prayorless bed.
For who con tell, when sleep thine eyes shill close,
That earthly cares or woes
To thee may e'er return ?
Arouse my soul,
And let thy lamp burn brightly ;
So shall thine eyes discern
Things pure and sightly.
Taught by the Spirit, Learn
Never on prayerless bed
To lay thine humblest head.
Bethink thee, slumbering soul, of all that's promised
To faith in holy prayer;
Lives there within thy breast
A worm that gives unrest?
Ask peace from Heaven,
Peace will be given ;
Humble self-love and pride
Before the Crucified,
Who for thy sins has died,
Nor lay thy weary head
On thankless, prayerless bed.
Mast thou no pining want, or wish, or care,
That calls for holy prayer?
Has thy day been so bright,
That in its flight
There is no trace of sorrow?
And art thou sure to-morrow
Will be like this, and moro
Abundant? float thou lay up thy storo
And still make place for more?
Thou fool! this very night
Thy soul may lying its flight.
Mast thou no being than thyself more dear,
Who tracks the ocean deep;
And when storms sweep
The wintry, lowering skies,
For whom thou wak'et and weepest?
Oh, when thy pangs are deepest,
Seek then the covenant ark of prayer,
Forile who slumbereth not is there;
His ear is open to thy cry ;
Oh ! then on prayerless bed
Lay not thine unhiest head.
Haat thou no loved . one, than thyself more dear,
Who claims a prayer from thee—
Some who never bend the kuee,
Think, if by prayer they're brought,
—Thy prayer—to be forgiven,
And making peace with Heaven,
Unto the cross they're led;
Ohl for their sakes, on prayerless bed
Lay not thine unblest head.
Arouse thee, weary soul, nor yield to slumber,
Till, in communion blest,
With the elect ye rest—
Those souls oj w countless number—.
An ith them raise
The notes of praise,
Reaching from earth to heaven,
Chosen, redeemed, forgiven;
So lay thy happy head,
Prayer-crowned on blessed bed.
A SCENE WITH A PIRATE.,
In the month of July, 1831, I was on my
way from New York to the Island of Cura
coa on board the American ship Patrick Hen
ry, commanded by Captain Tuttle. We had
a fine passage, and were looking forward to
the end of our voyage in about a week. I
was the only passenger, and of course was
thrown in a great - measure on my own re
sources for amusement, the chief of which
was testing the powers of an admirable glass
of London manufacture,, upon every vessel
that showed itself above the horizon. Our
Captain was kind and civil, but there ap
peared a mystery about him that he did not
like to have pried into, and our communica
tion had in consequence been reserved.
In about latitude 20° and longitude 60°
and 50 minutes, we were running along with
a fine fresh breeze abeam and all our weather
studding sails set. I was sitting alone in the
cabin ruminating upon, the changes of scene
and society into which I had been forced so
contrary to my own inclinations, and won
dering whether the quiet and happiness of a
domestic life was ever to be my lot, when the
Captain came down and told me that, as I
was so fond of using my glass, there was a
vessel just appearing on the horizon to wind
ward, and. that I might go and see what she
was, for he could not make her out at all. I
went on deck, and mounted into the main top
and began my scrutiny. -
" Well, what is she ?" asked the captain
from the deck.
" I can hardly make her out—but I think
she is a schooner."
" Aye—what's her course?"
" Southwest by south, I think; about the
same as ourselves."
I remained in the top a few moments, and
continued looking at the stranger.
" She seems fonder of the sea than I am,"
I continued, " for she might have her top
sails and top
. gallants, and studding sails to
boot all set, instead of slipping along under
her lower sails"
- The captain made no answer, but was
looking hard at her with his eye. I now
perceived through the glass a white speck
above her foresail, flapping against the mast.
"Well, she must have heard me, for there
goes her fore - top-sail.
The captain now went to the companion
for his glass, and after looking atentivoly for
" What's that ?" he asked ; "is that her
square sail she's setting? I can't see from the
I looked again.
" Yes 'tis her square sail ; as Put alive, she
has changed her course, and. is bearing down
But by this time the captain had- mounted
the rigging and was standing beside me ; he
was eyeing the distant vessel keenly.' After
having apparenly satisfied himself, he asked
me to go with him to the, cabin, as he wished
to talk with me alone. We descended to the
deck, and I followed him to the cabin. He
motioned me to a seat, and after carefully
shutting the door, said—
" I rather expect that fellow's a pirate."
" Pirate ?" Tasked in alarm.
" Yes, I say pirate, and I'll tell you why.
In the first place, you see,' he'd no business
to be sneaking along in that do-little sort of
a way, as when we first saw him ; who ever,
that had any honest business to do, would al
low such a. fine breeze to go by, without show
ing more canvass than a powder monkey's
old breeches to catch it ? Next, you see,
what the mischief he has to do with us, that
as soon as he clapped eyes on us, he must al
ter his course, and be so anxious to get out
his square sail. Again he rooks like one of
those imps of mischief, with his low, black
hull, and tall, raking masts. But it's no use
talking ; I tell you he's a pirate, and that's
as true as my name is Isaac Tuttle. And
now the only thing is, what ?shall we do ?
The Patrick Herry ain't a Baltimore clipper,
and that 'ere crew will walk up to us like
nothing. But I'll tell you what strikes me;
if we let them rascals aboard it's most likely
we'll all walk the plank ;
. so we'll try to keep
'em out." We ham% got but an old rusty
carronade and two sixpounders, and don't be
lieve there's one ball on board, we came in
such a hurry. Then there's two muskets and
an old regulation rifle down in my state room,
but they hasn't been fired I don't know when,
and I'd as leaf stand afore 'em as behind 'em.
But our ship's as handsome a looking craft as
you'll see ; and couldn't we look wicked-like
now, and try to frighten that cut-throat ras
I confess I was at first startled at the cap
tain's opinion of the strange sail, and his
reasoning left me hardly a hope that his judg
ment was not correct; but his cool and col
lected manner impressed me with confidence
in his management, and. I told him he knew
best - what we could do, and I would second
as best I could. lie walked. up and down the
cabin twice ; then rubbed his hands together
as if pleased with his own idea.
" I have It," he cried, "I'll just go on deck
and put things in order, and. in the meantime
you'd better amuse yourself looking at your
pistols, if you have any; for if he won't be
content with a, look at us, we'll have to fight."
I hurriedly took my fowling piece and pis
tols from the cases, for I somehow refused to
allow myself to believe there would bo any
occasion for their use, yet I loaded them all
with ball and in each of the pistols put a
brace; this done I went on deck, where I
found the captain surrounded by his crew,
telling them his plan of action.
" But," said he, "maybe we'll have to fight.
If them villains have a mind to try us, they'll
send a boat on board, and I want to know if
you'l help to keep them off. You see it's
most likely they'll make you walk the plank
whether you fight or not, if the get on board,
and I calculate, if you do just as I tell you,
we'll frighten 'ern.'
There was a, hearty "Aye, aye, sir," to this
" Thankee, thankee, boys," said the cap
tain, " now we'll not show another stich of
canvass but seem to take no more notice of
the fellow than if we didn't see him ; and. if
he does 'try to come on board, then we'll show
'em what we can do."
Our captain was about fifty years olctrath
er short and stout, but muscular ; his face
was bronzed. with time and tempest, and his
locks which had once been black, .were griz
zled by the same cause. He was an old sail
or and a staunch republican; and as some of
his men told tales of fights in which their
captain had borne a part, I presumed he had
served, when a young man, i n the navy of the
!The crew were busy in obedience to his or
ders, cutting up a square top-gallant mast
into logs of about four feet long; those wore
immediately painted black, with a round spot
in each end, so as to bear a toleblo resem
blance of pieces of cannon, and with two old
six pounders were placed, one at each port
on our deck, five on a side, but the ports were
to be kept closed until the captain gave the
order to open them, when they were to be
raised as quickly as possible and the logs to
to be thrust out about a foot. A platform
was then made on the top of the long boat,
which was fixed between the fore and main
masts, and the carronade or fourteen pound
er was hoisted up. Thee things being ar
ranged, the captain went below, and the crew
mustered in knots to wonder and talk about
what was to be done.
In the meantime we had not shifted' or
hoisted a single sail, but were as if perfectly
regardless of the schooner. Not so with her,
however, for beside a large square sail and
square top sail on the fore mast, she bad run
out small fore topmast, studding sails, and
onward she came, right before a pretty smart
breeze, yawning from side to side,
at one mo
ment sinking stern foremost into the trough
of the sea, as an enormous wave rolled out
from under her ; and at the next forced head
long onward by her successor, while a broad
white sheet of foam spread out around her,
giving beautiful relief to her hull, certifying
how rapidly she was going through the wa
ter, Icould not help thinking of the captain's
expression, for she certainly did " walk up to
us like nothing," and as there appeared ,no
time to lose, I went down to the cabin to as
sume my weapons.
The captain was there arranging some pa
pers, and a bottle was before him, into which
he had put a letter.
"Maybe," said he, "something'll happen
to me; fat-if them bloody pirates won't be
cheated will. be the first to suffer, and nat
urally enough, too, for all the mischief they'll
suffer will be by my alders, just because I
didn't like to be overhauled like an old tar
paulin by every rascal who chooses to say
heave to, on high seas. But never mind,
only should you escape, just drop the bottle
HUNTINGDON, PA., APRIL 7, 1858.
and letter overboard, if you think you can't
deliver it yourself."
Now I had never seriously considered the
probability that I might also be killed in the
approaching melee,for I thought that the
captain intended to throw open his ports and
show his sham guns, and of course the
schooner would take fright. But when he
began to talk about death in such a serious
strain, I began to feel very uncomfortable ;
and not being a natural warrior, I wished
myself anyplace else than on board the Pat
rick Henry. There I was, however, without
any chance of escape, and I suggested to the
captain that it would be as well for me to
put a letter in the bottle also, in case of any
accident to both of us, which was agreed to,
and we arranged, that if either survived and
hitd the opportunity the letter of the unfortu
nate should be safely forwarded to its desti
nation. After this little preparation the cap
tain cook me by the hand.
"'Tie well," said he, " are you willing to
share with me the post of danger r Do not
suppose I am unaccustomed to the perils of
a sea fight, no, young man, I've supported
the glory of the thirteen stripes in many a
gallant action, and have witnessed the death
of those honored and esteemed as the sons of
Liberty. Yet they were fighting for their
country, and it was their duty to hold their
lives cheap, but you are now a passenger,
and should be under my protection—yet I
ask you to share my danger. I wish some
one to stand by me on the platform, and
help me to manage the swivel. Hands are
scarce, and I don't know where else to place
The hardy fellow's eyes glistened as he
made the proposal, to which I of course in
" Thankee, thankee," he replied, and re
lapsed into his former character.
'Twas strange ; he had always appeared
on board his vessel as a common Yankee
captain, with little to say, and with a rough,
uncouth manner but little removed from his
men ; yet he at once, though evidently inad
vertently, assumed the air and manner of a
polished gentleman, and it certainly struck
me that the latter character appeared more
natural in him.than the former. There was
evidently a mystery about-him, and I deter
mined to find it out when more opportun,
circumstances should occur.
We went on deck, and the men were still
hanging about waiting for the orders of the
captain to make them start. These were
soon given. The cooper and carpenter were
ordered to bring up all the hatchets and
other - offensive and defensive weapons, and
with :Abe muskets and rifles they were dia- -
tributed among the crew, who received their
orders to use them in repelling any attempt
The schooner had now come down within
half a mile of us, when she suddenly took
down her square sail, and hauling her wind
to have a look at us. I dare say she did not
know what to make of our seeming indiffer
Presently a cloud of smoke bursted from
her side, and a ball came skipping over the
water and passed astern of us.
"I thought so," said our captain, "now
lads, show her our stripes."
A ball of bunting flew up to the end of
the mizzen, rested an instant, and fluttered
out into the Americon ensign. The smoke
drifted away from the schooner, and she ran
up at her gaff the ensign of the Columbia
"TlAts tarnally the way with them black
guards, they're always making a fool of
Scarcely were the words out of his mouth
when another column of smoke bursted from
the schooner, and another ball came skip—
skipping along towards us, but catching a
swell it plunged, and we saw it no more.
" That fellow, now, I take it, is a good
shot, so we will not wait for another. Clue
up the mainsail boys, haul aft the main bra
ces ; clue up the foresail, luff her' man, luff
her a little more steady," burst from the cap
The orders were obeyed with the quick
ness of a well-disciplined crew, and our ship
was hove to.
" Now my lads, take your stations ; four
to each port on the weather side, but do no
thing till I-tell you."
The men took their stations as - directed,
round on the weather side, and I followed
the captain to the platform where our car
ronade was mounted. It was loaded to the
muzzle with bits of iron, musket balls, lumps
of lead, and other_ruissiles, for the captain
had. truly conjectured—there were no balls
The schcloner hove to; and a. boat Was low
ered and_ crowded with men. It approached
rapidly, pulled by eight rowers. The muz
zle of our carronade was as much depresed
as possible, and made to bear on the water
about fifty yards from the ship. The cap
tain stood with his speaking trumpet in one
hand, and a handspike, with which he shift
ed. the position of the gun. as required, in
" Now sir, koep steady, and obey my or
ders cooly," said the, captain in an under
" Boy, fetch that iron that's heated in the
The-boy ran, and returned with the iron
rod heated at one end, and which was hand
ed to me.
" When I tell you to fire, fire as you value
your life and those on board."
The captain now put his speaking trump
et to his mouth, and hailed the boat which
was Within a hundred yards of us.
" Stop—no nearer, or I'll blow you all out
of the water—keep off, or I say I'll—
A.t. that instant the man at the bow of the
boat who - P.Dpeared to take the command,
gave An oFaer, and a volley-from several
muskets was fired at us. I heard the balls
hit about nanyAnd turned to look for the cap
tain to receive my order to fire. Ho was on
one knee bellind the cannon, and holding it
by the breath.
Why captain, what's the matter, are you
He rallied. " Nothing—they're coining."
He gave another hoist to the gun, cast his
eye hurriedly along its barrel—
" Fire, and be quick."
I needed not a second bidding, for the
boat was alongside. The smoke burst from
the touch hole with a hiss, and for an instant
I thought the gun had missed fire, but in the
next, it exploded with a tremendous report
that deafened me.
" Throw open your ports, boys, and show
them your teeth," roared the captain through
his trumpet, and his voice seemeed hideously
In an instant every port was up, and our
guns protruded their muzzles.
I fancied that I heard a crash followed py
wild screams, immediately upon the dis
charge of the cannon, but the report had
deafened me , and the smoke which was driven
back in my face, had so shrouded me that I
could not see, the unearthly shout of the cap
tain had also for a moment driven the idea
of my mind, and I now grasped my gun to
repel boarderes. But my hearing had not
deceived, for as the smoke was borne away
to leeward, the whole scene of destruction
burst upon my sight. The cannon had been
most truly pointed, and its contents had.
shivered the hapless boat to pieces„ killing
or wounding almost every person in her.—
The longest lifetime will hardly efface that
scene from my mind—The stern of the boat
had been carried completely away, and it
was sinking by the weight of human beings
that clung to it. As it gradually disap
peared, the miserable wretches struggled for
ward to the bows, and with horrid screams
and imprecations, battled for a moment for
what little support it might yield. The dead
and dying were floating and splashing round
them, while a deep crimson tinge showed
how fatal' had been that discharge. Ropes
were thrown over to save those who were not
destroyed by the cannonshot, but only three.
out of the crew of twenty-four were saved,
the greater part went down with the boat to
which they clung.
The whole scene of destruction did not last
ten minutes, and all was again quiet. The
bodies of those who had not been shot, did
not sink, but were driven by the wind and
sea against the side of the ship. From some
the blood was oozing, and floated around
them, others in stiff convulsions in which
they died were grinning or frowning with
horrible expression. One body, strong and
muscular, with neat white trowsers, and a
leathern girdle, in which was stuck two pis
tols, floated by, but the face was gone, some
merciless ball had so disfigured him, that all
traces of human expression was destroyd.—
lie was the pirate Captain.
But where was the schooner ? She lay
for a few minutes after the destruction of
her boat, and whether alarmed at our ap
pearance, or horrified at the loss of so many
men, I know not, but she sliped her foresail,
and stood away as close to the wind as posi
sible. We saw no more of her.
The excitement of the scenes we had . just
passed through, prevented our missing the
captain ; but as soon as the schooner bore
away, all naturally expected his voice to give
some order for again getting under weigh.—
But no order came. Where was he ? The
musket just discharged from the boat, with
the voice, that conveyed the order for the
ports to be thrown open, flashed upon my
mind. I ran to the platform. The captain
was there lying on his face beside the gun,
which he had pointed with such deadly ef
sect. He still held the trumpet in his hand,
and I shuddered as I beheld the mouthpiece
covered with blood.
"The captain's killed !" I cried, and
stooped to raise him. _
" I believe I am," sag. he, " take me to
A dozen ready bands were streched to re
ceive him, and he was taken below and care
fully laid on a sofa.
" Aye," said he, "I heard the crash, my
ear knows to well the crash of shot against
a plank to be mistaken, and my eye has
pointed too many guns to miss its mark
easily now. 'But tell me, is any one else
" No, thank heaven, I said, and I hope
you are not so badily hurt." '
" Bad enough. But cut open my waist
A mouthful of blood stopped his utterance,
but he pointed to his right side.
I wiped his mouth, and we cut off his
waistcoat as gently - as possible. There was
no blood, but on removing his shirt we dis
covered about three inches on the right of the
pit of the stomach, a discolored spot, about
the size of a half crown, darkening towards
the centre, where there was a small wound.
A musket ball had struck' him, and from
there being no outward bleeding, I feared
the worst. We dressed the wound as well
as circumstances would permit; but exter
nally it was trifling—the fatal wound was
within. She unfortunate sufferer motioned
for all to leave him -but me; and calling me
to his side, said :
" I feel that I am dying; the letter—prom
ise me that you will get it forwarded—'tis to
my poor widow. Well, I've tempted this
death often and escaped, and it is hard to.be
struck by a villian's hand. But God's will
I promised him I would personally deliver
the letter, for, that I intended returning to
New York from Caracoa.
" Thank you truly," said the dying man,
"you will see my Kellen and my child, and
you. can tell them that their unfortunate
husband and father died thinking of them,
This ship and cargo are mine, and will be
long to my family. Stranger ! I was not al
ways what I now seem. But I could not
bear that the Yankee skipper should beknown
as he who once=."
A sudden flow of blood prevented his fin
ishing the sentence.. I tried to relieve him by
a change of posture but in vain ,: he muttered.
some incoherent sentences; by which his
mind seemed to dwell on former scenes of
battle for the republic: and of undeserved
treatment. Ho rallied for one instant and
with a blessing for his family and the name
of Hellen onhis lips, he ceased to breathe.
The body of our unfortunate captain was
Editor and Proprietor.
the next day committed to the waves, amid
the tears of us all. Our voyage was prose
cuted to the end without further interrup
tion. I did not forget the wishes of the dy
ing man ; how faithfully I fulfilled them and
how I have been rewarded, or how satisfac
tory to me was the previous history of the
poor captain, need not be told. Suffice it to
say that I am settled in Elm Cottage, Bloom
ingdale, and the happiest son-in-law, hus
band, and father in the United States.—
The Dutchman's Sixpence.
A few years ago, when I was engaged in
literary occupations in New York, there was
an old. Dutchman who sold "lager," good
quality and fair measure, at three cents the
Among his most constant customers was
' as genuine a wit as he was a
good fellow. Tom had at that time a peculi
ar idiosyncrasy, .viz : that literature and
lager lay on the highway to fortune, and
paid his devotions and his pennies very often
over old Hans' counter.
Now, although Hans sold cheap, and gave
good measure, he never bated a penny or
trusted a "lager" to anybody, but Tom.—
So, that when the latter handed in half a
dime for two glasses, or drank his measure
and walked out carelessly, saying—" next
time," Hans would shrug his shoulders, and
" Mr. Biggiden, he so funny." '
Hans one day.was about to leave for Al
bany on a two day's visit, and his greatest
anxiety was least " Shacob," his substitute,
should take_ five cent pieces for sixpence, or
" Now, you see, Shacob, you no trust no
pody—not Mr. Biggiden, not nopodies.—
Ant,-Shacob, not take te fivepence for to six
pence. You see, Shacob, to fivepence got to
womans on it, te sixpence no got to womans.
You fur stan 2"
So old Hans went off with an easy mind_
Now it so happened that Tom overheard
their lecture, and at once determined on fun.
In the office of the newspaper which had at
that time the honor. of giving his lucubra
tions to an admiring public, they had. re
ceived from the mint a lot of new three cent
pieces. Not long after Hans' departure,
Tom appeared, and asked for his glass of
lager, for which he handed over a three cent
piece. Shacob looked at it closely, and then,
with a knowing smile, handed over three
coppers change. During the nest two days
a number of bright, new three cent pieces
found their way into the Dutchman's till,
and a pile of coppers were stowed away in
one corner of Tom's desk.
On the third morning, Tom, who knew
the old Dutchman's hour of coming down,
ensconced himself in one corner of the sa
loon, with his head bowed over a newspaper.
Even " Shacob,” who was busy at the time,
did not notice his entry. After a time in
" Yell, Shacob, how you to, poy ?"
" You take te monies 2"
y aw! ,
" You no trust. Not Biggiden 2"
N o ',
" You no take te fiveponce ?"
" No, no, boss. Biggiden he got te prand
new money—plenty of him." •
" Let me see," said Hans.
Shacob exhibited his new coins, which he
had carefully abstained from offering in
change because they looked "so pretty."—
Hans dull eyes shone with apprehension
" Veil, Shacob' I"
" Yell, boss—all right—dey no got to ve
" Ant you give tree cents change ?"
"Mine Got, mine Gott tat tarn Biggidin t
lie shoat me, he sheat Shacob more worse
-five—ten—Ur/sea times! Oh ! mine Got ! to
lager! to monnies "
Tom enjoyed the Dutchman's consternation
awhile, then taking out a handful of copper's
which he had put aside he threw them on the
" There, old buster; don't 'your be so smart
next time, and when you go away, don't tell
Shaeob' not to trust Bigdenl"
Hans received his own "a wiser, if not a
sadder man ;" swore "Biggiden one tam goot
fellow;" and instructed "Shacob" to give
him trust whenever he wished.
A THOUGHT FOR Hue DS.—Rev. Dr. Tho
mas Brainerd thus feelingly admonishes
married men: " Iwould ask husbands to ap
preciate those who make the joy of their
dwellings. Are not the kindnesses of wives
often unnoted, unthanked, unregarded ? Re
member, that these companions, of your ex
istence fill offices of dignity and high uselul
ness. They are shut out from the world's
applause ; let them - rest in the assurance of
your gratitude and consideration.' When
you see them still and cold in death, it will not
grieve yon to rememper that your love has
thrown sunshine into the shade of their al
lotment, that your prayers and example have
given them aid in the right training of your
A Troaircirr FOR WIVES.—And thus he ten
derly rethinds married women of their du
ties : "I would ask wives and mothers to re
member that iffe is uncertain. Valuable as
they are to their husbands, their children.
they are liable at anytime to lie down and
die. - How carefully and prayerfully should
they then live ! How much do they need a
practical and earnest piety, that their re
sponsible duties may be all done and well
done As their children are liable to be
handed over to the care of strangers how
necessary that they be led early and safely to
WHAT is Tins Wou.un?—A dream within
a, dream—as we grow older each step has an
inward awakening. The youth awakes, and
he thinks from childhood—the full-gyown
man despises the pursuits of youth as vision
ary; the old man looks on childhood as a fe
verish dream. Is death the last sleep ? No—
it is the last final awakening.—Sir 'Trailer
Aii&'Can you tell me Bill, how it is that a
rooster always keeps his feathers sleek and
smooth ?" . .
"No," said .IKII..
" Well, he always carries fiis eamb with
ser What wind ,do . the ladies like best,
and why ?--The north wind of course, be
cause It brings Pze-ckaps to theirlipx.
Why are three married couples like a
Because they go "two, two, two,"
,Gls the " three dais grace on business
paper," in any way connected with the Three