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NEW.BLOOMFIJftLrV 3AA., TUESDAY, MAY' 2,' 1877. '
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THE REGICIDE JUDGE.
FOnffe whn, with two other reaicMe Jnitees arrived
in Boston in the Rummer of 166. made for some time
his abode In a ear, at West Rork, New Haven, Conn.
Afterwards, he is supposed to have been sb.olte.red lu
the house of a minister, at Hadlry. Mars. A letter
from him bean the date of April, 1669, from " F.bene
zer."Mhetvle4 hta htdlna-.place. whalley died Rev.
eral years before this period, and Dixwell several aftor.
The s-raves of all three are In the burylmr-frround, in
th rear of the Centre Church, New Haven.
'Twas tn the old colonial time,
Two hundred years ago,
That a strange and grimly man was seen,
With locks as white as snow,
While a busby beard, that was never drest,
Hung elf-like over his withered breast.
He dwelt In a cave in the monntaln-elde,
Which Nature's hands had scooped
Dripping and chill was Its rock-barred vault
Where murky shadows drooped
And they spoke with awe who had ventured
Of the terrible light in his wizard eye.
And thither the bear would sometimes roam,
Or the rattlesnake wind his horn,
Or the panther watch through the live-long
night, , , .
But hasten away at morn )
While the Indian hunter stayed bis bow
At the sight of that man of age and woe.
Full many a legend the nurses told,
The way ward child to scare j
Of the horrible creature who lived alono,
Like a Hon In his lair ; '
Who had no fire 'neath the coldest sky, '
Save the torch that burned In his sleepless eye.
But once, when bold ones climbed the cllir.
'With Its steep and rocky stair,
And dared to enter his dismal den,
They found It empty and bare i
Yet trembling searched, lost his muttering
Should turn the listener's ear to stone.
And then, la the home of a holy man, , ,.
Where Holyoke towers In pride,
That strange and spectral form was seen
With noiseless step to glide ;
And rnmor said, though the sunbeam played,
No sign It gave, and no shadow made.
But still within that quiet home
The inmates knew no dread ! "
When that mysterious being stole '
To lonely meal or bed j . .
And the babe In its Innocence felt no fear '
At the slghtof thatgnest so ghastly and drear.
For there the prayer of faith went up,
At morn and eventide, ,
And Christ's dear love had living root i
To shelter and to guide
And he whe weareth such blessed charm,
No power of evil can work him harm.
At length, near the , base of that mountain
Where his earliest haunt was made,
And where the City of Elms unfolds ) ,,,
Its beauty of light and shade,
That stranger slept, in the Churchyard olay,
Bat who made his grave there Is none to say.
, If or The Tunes
THE TYRANNICAL SKIPPER.
TELL you to steer more careful.
ly!" cried the skipper of an
Indiaman to th 'young- man at the
helm, as the huge fcblp glided off before
Sthe wind, across the smooth waters of
the Indian Ocean. " You're lettinsr her
fyaw a quarter of a point from her course?
flf you don't pay more attention to your
iluty, I'll knock ydu 'down presently !"
The sailoruddresseti was a slight-built;
tale complexioned youth, with a bright
Jlilack eye which flashed, fire , on being
hus rudely accosted by the captain, a
ruel, brutal-looking fellow, who loved
tyrannise over his crew, and make
86 of abusive lanfruniro unon. verv no.
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aaslon. ' , 11 .y.-yjti- ..-, V't.-.i
A quarter of a point Is not very' far
ironi her vcourW, Captain Whinyates. at
Iny'rate," replied the youth, whose
aame wag Beynolda, In a respectful tone
r voice, toucning ms nat at- the same
rou must w awarej' sir, that
ship does not steer very well, and I
can assure you, sir, that I am doing my
very best." ,.
' How dare you reply to me, sir, when
1 have occasion : to reprimand you , for
your negligence!. You should not let
her yaw the hundredth part of a point
from her course," cried the captain, In
an angry tone, while his face became
purple with rage. " You're an infernal
sea-lawyer, and are always giving lip to
me when I speak to you."
" Surely, Capfaln Whinyates, you do
not think yourself too good to be spoken
to," quietly replied the sailor.
" Yes, I do, you scoundrel ! No man
shall open his lips on board this vessel,
if I choose to say he Bha'n't. I com
mand here, and if you give me any
more of your jawtI'll seize you up In
the main rigging,' and give you four
dozen with a piece of ratline stud'!"
" I'm no scoundrel, sir," firmly re
piled young Iteynolds.
" You are a scoundrel a lying, sneak
ing scoundrel I You ain't worth your
salt. , You're a regular soger a blood
sucker, and a skulk 1 Bo take that, and
then learn that it will not do to bandy
words with your captain I"
And with these words, the vulgar,
tyrannical fellow turned and gave young
Reynolds a severe blow with his fist In
the fane. It was a moBt cowardly action,
for the young Bailor had both hands em
ployed upon the wheel in steering the
vessel, and could not defend himself;
and, moreover, sea-faring , people look
upon it as positively disgraceful in a
skipper to strike a man while at the
helm. I know not what had given rise
to this particular notion among the sons
of the ocean ; all I know is that it exists
and that a most bitter state of feeling is
invariably engendered in the breasts of
a crew against a skipper who presumes
to trample upon this reserved right.
; In this case, Captain Whinyates had
evidently gone beyond his mark,andhad
mistaken the nature of the man with
whom he had to deal. No sooner did
Reynolds feel the heavy blow of the skip
per, than, forgetting respect, discipline,
and everything else, he dropped the
wheel, and turning upon his tormentor,
ho dealt him a blow in return, and that,
too, with such hearty good will, that
Captain Whinyates measured his whole
length in the scuppers.
" Mutiny I mutiny 1" roared the skip
per, " the ship's in a state of mutiny !
Run aft here, Mr. Jones and Mr.. Tiger
(the first and second mates, who were at
work forward) run aft here, gentlemen
and arm yourselves; the ship's taken
by a bloody mutlneeri"
In an instant all was commotion and
hubbub on board the hitherto quiet
ship. . No sooner had Reynolds let go of
the wheel In order to assail the captain,
than the vessel swung slowly round
until her head sails caught aback, and
the breeze being fresh, the fore-topmast
and top-gallant mast, with all their
yards, sails and hamper, came crushing,
down, throwing .everything Into the
In the meantime, the two combatants
were struggling in the scuppers, where
one of them had fallen, and where the
other was upon him,, pummelling him
to his heart's content. The watch be
low were roused-, from their slumbers by
the outcry on deck, and came rushing
like a swarm of hornets up the forescut-,
tie and ran aft to the .battle-field',- where
the two mates were endeavoring to sue-,
cor their commander .
A general .melee now. Vensued, the
crew, of course, taking the part pf Rey
nolds,and theofflcers that of Whinyates.
But numbers were decidedly against the
officers, and In a' short time they were
completely' pyerpbwered,' after having
received some pretty hard thumps, and.
Ijeing adly worried. '.' hey" 'were, then,
tied to the main figging, while the muti
neers now proceeded forwari Jn ai body,'
where they held a, p'onsultation, , ' ,
't Throughout ,' this consultation Rey
nolds seemed to be .sort of .leading spirit,
pullpf fire and energy, be' imparted a
portion pf his fury to Jils pomrades, an
things, began to look ruther ominous to
the eyes of thecaptured authorities. '.it
" At hngth, aftijr the Japta of a few
ments, the mutineers, headed by . Jley'j
holds in Jiersoia, prooeeded aft Jo the
main rigging, where the( officers we're In
lIiubo,.wheu (he youth' tbu addressed
them; "';'.' , I;'.',, , .',
" Captain Whinyates, you now seethe
result of tyranny. For long years you
have been sailing the ocean ; for long
years you have been making everybody
on board your ship miserable; but, at
length, a terrible retribution has over
taken you. You did not know , your
man when you assailed me. You thought
me like the majority of common sailors,
who would submit to every Indignity
every abuse, and like the patient lamb,
lick the hand that was about to slay it.
You did not know your man, sir. It Is
not for me to reveal myself to you ; suf
fice it to say, I have not always been
what I am at present."
"But Reynolds,", whimpered the
skipper, In an abject tone, for he felt
that he was now Indeed In the power of
the man upon whose feelings he had
trampled, " what do you propose to do
with us, slrV" ' r , :
" Do you see that starboard quarter
boat, sir V" '
"Yes, sir," replied the trembling
Whinyates. ., ' ,
"You and your officers will be put
into that boat, with a supply of pro
visions and water, and turned adrift on
the open ocean."
" Horrible, horrible!" cried the cap
tain ; " you will not proceed to such ex
tremities, surely V" ''
"Will I not, though? Come aft
here, all of you, my lads, and lower
down this starboard cutter. Borne of
you go down below, and get a few beak
ers of water and bags of bread, and put
Into her." :
The movements Of the crew at once
showed the terrified skipper and his of
ficers that Reynolds was considered as
the leader, for his orders were Implicitly
and promptly obeyed. The boat was
lowed into the sea, a few bags of bread,
ten or twelve beakers of water, a com
pass, and a few other useful articles
passed into her, when the captain was
ordered over the side, his bonds having
first been cut. . '
"But what do you intend to do with
the ship, Reynolds V" inquired the skip
per, in a wheedling tone. '
" That Is none of your business, sir.
The boat is watting, get into her at once
and be oil' I It Is my turn to play the
tyrant now, you see."
" But my daughter Honorla surely
she is to share my fate." ' i
" No, I war not with woman. Your
daughter is locked Up in her state-room.
She shall not suffer for the sins of her
father ; I will be kind to her and pro
tect her with my life ; but she cannot go
with you In that open boat 1 will not
have her thus exposed. Bhould you
ever live to reach your home, you may
perchance see her again otherwise you
have looked your last upon her I" "
The skipper, and his mates 'Were
bundled over the side Into the boat, and
she immediately dropped astern, for the
ship had been got before the wind again,
and was now,notwithstandingthe wreck
of her fore-topmast, running off at the
rate of eight knots an hour, so that the
light craft In which Whinyates had been
compelled to take passage, was soon lost
In the distance. . ' '
Captain Whinyates, who was a thor
ough seaman, had bden for a long time
sailing out of New. York, and by per
severance, had risen to the command of
an Indiaman. He was popular with his
owners, for he always made quick trips,
and seldom lost any spars or. sails ; but
he was abhorred by, the different crews'
who had sailed with hitn, and no man
could be persuaded to gefa second voyage
with him. And ye(jthis rough skipper
had a daughter a motherless girl, who
was the very perfection of gentleness
and Christian virtue, with a. heart full
of sensibility and affection ,and having a
smile or kind word for all In distress. On
this, occasion, she had taken1 passage' on
board, her father's vessel, ,thlnklng a sea
voyage niight prove pleasant to her, and
she had often remonstrated ' with him
against his harsh treatment' of his crew,
and warned him that his cruelty, and
tyranny would, ere long, be the means
of placing him' In a 'most ' unenviable
plight. " Little did the poor" girl know
that her predictions were" So' soon to' be
verified. ; ": ' ;l " .' ' ' ' ' "'
Honoiia Whinyates was 'now In her
eighteenth year, and aa fair tq look upon
aa gome drooping' water-lily or ' modest
rose blooming In the midst of some lone
ly wilderness, Bbe had lost her mother
when quite 4', child, and had, therefore,
een lea in a great measure to her own
guidance; hut her strong sense of pro
priety and her virtuous mind' bore her
through every difficulty, and she had ar
rived at the age of early womanhood
without once straying from the path of
rectitude. She was Indeed a very charm
ing girl, with a fair share of personal at
tractions, and a well-stored mind, which
she lost no opportunity to cultivate.
Reynolds, having taken charge of the
Indiaman, set the crew at work to clear
away the wreck of the fore-topmast,and
get up a new one, and then unlocked the
doors at the head of the companion-way
and descended to the cabin. There he
found the fair Honoiia, pale, agitated
and weeping. . .
" What was the meaning of all that
noise and confusion on deck, a short
time ago, and why was I fastened up in
the cabin V" inquired she.
" Your father took it upon himself to
strike me when I was at the helm; I
returned it ; the mates took his part, the
crew took mine. The consequence was,
that we overpowered them, put them in
one of the cutters, with a considerable
quantity of bread and water, and set
them adrift. And being master of the
ship now, it is my desire to render you
as comfortable as possible." . '
" How horrible I" exclaimed the fair
young girl ; " and my poor father adrift
In an open boat in the midst of the wide
ocean 1 What will become of him V
"Give yourself no uneasiness, lady;
the boat is right in the track, of vessels
bound to India ; he will be most likely
picked up before twenty-four hours have
passed." ' ' ' !
" My poor, poor father ! I have often
warned him what the ending would be ;
but he would not heed my advice. But
little, little did I dream that my pre
dictions were so soon to be realized. But
what do you propose to do with the ship
what is to become of me And the
young lady shuddered.
" You are safe with me, lady ; I would
not harm a hair of your head for the uni
verse. You will be well taken care of
and kindly treated ; but as to M hai I am
going to do with the ship, that Isa thing
which remains to be determined. My
idea is, that I had better navigate her
into Canton,, where she was ' originally
bound, and there give her up to her con.
signees. I am no pirate, lady."
" I am rejoiced to hear it. You could
not do a more praise-worthy act than the
one proposed." . . . ; ...
" We shall see," quietly replied Rey
nolds ; " and, in the meantime, make
yourself as easy as you can under ex
isting circumstances, and 'be assured
that I will protect you from harm and
insult at all hazards." ! . . I ,-
" You seem a kind-hearted young
man ; how dould you have treated my
father as you did I".': . i : . , ' . t.
" Because he provoked nie' to it. ' A
blow for a blow has always been my
maxim, , But I must now go on deck ;
the men require to be overlooked at their
labors, and the weather looks somewhat'
threatening." l , , ,,.! t. ,
Baying this, young Reynolds bowed
respectfully to Honoria, and took his de
parture. ,. i ' o T ..,! i .
" That is a singularly graceful youth,"
murmured the maiden, as the doors were
closed behind him. . It seems a dread
ful thing that poor father should have
been cast adrift ; but, still; I cannot help
admiring the spirit of the young sailor.
He is very handsome, too. How could
father have assaulted him in the way he
dldP.'Wv 1 ..;t .; ,:
i In the meantime, Reynolds had reach
ekl the deck, where he found ail 'hands,
with the exception of the man- at the
wheel, busily employed In clearing away
the wreck of the fore-topmast,' and get
ting ready to send up another. Casting
his eyes around the horizon, he noticed
that dark clouds were "gathering in ; the
West, and on going to- the companion
way, he found that the barometer bad
fallen to an alarming degree. , , . , , , t
" pome down out of the rigging, al Of
you lj" cried he ; " bear a hand qui let's
get sail off the ship. ' We're 'going to
have a snlffler from the' south'ard and
west'ard.'or Im much mistaken.' ' '
v In an lnsjtant, all hands' were busily
employed.' Ball after sail was taken In,
hut before the topsails could be "reefed,
the tempest, which had comedown With
terrible rapidity, burst upon' them." ! All
atoijc'e the ilr ,wag darkened;' torrents
of ralh'came' pouring ' down, and the
storm king opened the ball with energy.
The sails were torn from "th yards as
though they had been but shreds' of
gossamer ; the masts, one after the other, ,
went crashing over the side Into the sea,
and the ship darted off before the tre
mendous blast at the rate of t fourteen
knots an hour. The bravest held their
breath with very awe ; and as the vessel
drove on before the wind, and over the
mountain billows, no one knew where
he was going or what was to be his fate.
For sixteen hours the tempestcontlnued
with unabated fury; for sixteen hours
did the helpless bark drive on, and then
the storm began to break. Slowly did
the scene lighten up ; but what was the
horror of every one on board, when, as
the trembling craft rose to the crest of a
surge, they beheld not more than , two
miles distant a small island, with a long
ledge of rocks lying directly In front of
it I The ship being entirely unmanage
able, there seemed no doubt as to the fate
that awaited all the crew, who gathered
together on the forecastle, and in a sort
of gloomy, sullen despair, watched the
surf breaking hundreds of feet In height
over those great black rocks. Reynolds,
having repaired to the cabin, in a few
words explained to Honoria the situation
of affairs, and they both went on deck,
and the new captain lashed himself and
the maiden to battens, on the top of the
companion-way, where they stood in
silence awaiting the moment when the
ship should take the ground. In the
meantime, the stately craft ,was swept
onward to inevitable destruction. Up
she rose over the muntaln .billow, then
down into the watery vale belpw-r-on-ward,
still onward. At length she struck.
A tremendous surge, , like some great
black mountain, came rolling onward,
and tumbled down with the force of a
hundred Niagaras. . upon the, doomed
Indiaman. It was well for Reynolds anil
Honoria that the former hod taken the
precaution to lash them to the companion-way.
As the briny surge burst over
the ship, it swept away at one fell swoop
every man of the crew who bad neglec
ted to secure, themselves ; while the little
house, , on which sat the youth and
maiden, was burst from its lashlngs,and
floated off over the tremendous surges
towards the shore.,,. Light as a cask, it
drifted nearer and . nearer, each succeed-
lng swell carrying it upon its broad back
still closer, until at length it was dashed .
with great violence high up on the sandy
beach I , , . ..: ; . , ; . ., , j
, To cut adrift the lashing, which had ,
secured himself and Honoria upon that
frail support.was the work of an instant, I
when, seizing her in his arms, Reynolds
bore her up the beach to a place of safe- I
ty, Just as a huge comber, whose under
tow would have inevitably swept them i
away, broke with a horrid . crash over ,
the very spot where the companion-way :
had been landed I Exhausted with his
effortas and worn out with fatigue and
excitement,' the youth had no sooner
borne his charge to a placed safety than
he sunk down in a deep swoon upon the
sands, where he lay, so pale, so wan and
ghastly, that,for some monvcnts,Honoria
imagined his spirit had . taken its up
ward flight. . '
While lying in that helpless condition
the shirt sleeve of the young sailor be
came opened by the action of the wind,
and Honoria espied upon his arm the
form of a Greek cross, pricked with in.
dellible Ink ; and when, at length, he-became
conscious, she mentioned the dis
covery, and wished him, to 1 inform her
what it meant. But he evaded her in
quiries, and hastily drawing his sleeve
over the mark, turned the conversation
Into another channel.- '-'
" Well, there lies the last of the poor
old Indiaman,"' said Reynolds, pointing
td some fragments bf the wreck that had
"drifted on" shorep'"" Who would have
thought that 'events of so much magni
tude could, have grown out of that act of
tyranny on tne part of your father ?"'J
j Alas 1 I fear that my poor , parent
has dearly paid for his hasty temper, He
must have perished In the storm,",
i " Perhaps so ; if he has, he has no one
to blame but himself, and all the crew
have shared his fate.". .1 i, . .
" Yes, every man of them. I We were.
Indeed, saved by a miracle."
" Yes ; had X loot taken th precaution
to pass that lashing around us, when
"we seated ourselves upon the companion
way, it would have been a clew up and
a furl with us for this world. But come,
I am In a great measure recovered from
my Indisposition. The sea air U Cold and
raw ; let us proceed farther inland, and.