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PLATTSUOCI j, 1: SBRASRa.
O.evVlr.e St..l;.e LJi-. rH N'ortli o? Main,
of F:r Sir,,t.
Irgst &.cb cf a? Par-r is fes daft.
fW jM Adrertlslng BUI Duo Quarterly.
fST Transient XdrertlamftDU matt t Ttl
(TERMS: $2.00 a Year.
JNO. A. MACMURPHY, Editor. j
Terrus in A ivnce:
PLATTSMOUTII, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1SS1
OT" Extra Copies of tb Hibald for fcy
J. P. Yooso, at the Post-OffiM News Dpo
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A. S. PADl.HH K. C. S. Senator, Beatrice.
Al.VIN SAlNGEBS. V. S. -.i:.i.r. Omrtha
E K. VALEN S IN K, Kepre.ieit.it'e. West Inf. tit.
ALKlXl'S NAN! K. Governor. Lincoln.
S. J. A LEX A NlKi:. Secretary of .State.
JOHN WAl.Ut lt.S. Auditor. Lincoln.
44. M. BA RTLK 1 1. Treasarvr. Lincoln.
VV. V. Sunt. Public Instruction.
A. O. KENDALL, I .and Commissioner.
C. J. Dli.W OlM II. Attorney General.
KEV. C. C. ':i: BIS, Chaplain of Penitentiary.
DK H. I. M.i I'THEWSOS. Sunt. Hospital fur
t tie Inv
Hf.i cms Court.
i.. Chief .IllSt'lCC. FrrrOII'.t.
S. MAX WE
gko p.. la
.V; ..- Judicinl TJistrict.
S. B.'roL" .'. .l-.nlge. Lincoln.
J. C. VA't''N. Prosecuting-AtCy, Neb. City.
W. C. SHOV. .vl.TEK. Clerk District Court.
A. N. SCLLJ VAN, County Judge.
J. I). TUT! . tinty Clerk.
f. M. PAT'l fS, Counly Treasurer.
It. W. HYr sheriff.
it. H. V(i;.i-. Co. Sup't Pub. Instruction.
G. W. FAIUj li-.LD. Surveyor.
1. l CASS, Coroner.
SAM'L RICH .YllSON. Alt. I'leaeiint PrcciDCt.
I S A A (' TLi. PUttsnioutli I'reciuet.
JAMES CHAW KOKI. South Bend Preempt.
Parlies liains business with the County
Coiiiniiesion. i. will Cud them in session tbo
First Moniliiy Tuesday of each mouth. 43tf
J. V. JOHNSON'. Mayor.
J M. PAT I E KSON. Treasurer.
J 1. SIMl'SO.V, Cily Clerk.
KICIUKi) VIVIAN. PolW-e Judge,
u.' ii ini s I'lupf of I'ulice.
E. WHITE. Chief of Fire Dept.
l?.t Ward I
2d Ward ti
CO.UDEK.C. H. PA KM EI. E.
V. . FAIKFIEEU. J. V. W'ECK-
3d Ward-D. !!l.I.En.THOS. l'Op-JrK.
4th Ward 1. Mi t'ALI.AS, C. S. UA W SON.
otlmatUr JNO. W. 11 A KS II ALE.
PROFESSION AL CARDS
PHYSICI AN and SCHGEON", ofi'ce In Vitz
Kerald Uloik, ln li wili fee upen i5ay or "'.K"'-
ItCZ. .1. I.. Jlrl ltKA.
TIOMOSPATII!-: 'PHYSICIAN. Office over I.
V.Matuew's H u-d-.vur Store, rialt-moiitii, Ne
braska. - 871 '
It. II. MVIXIiWOX. 31.
fHVSICIAN & Sl'KUEOS.
OFFICE liOf'HS. from to a. m.. to 2 p. in.
Examining Sureou for IT. S. Pension.
x vy. i i.rmui.
Office on Main SU'-. t over S.ioi.i:n '-
t han'.s Store. . :'4 .
St. A. IIA5t''liAX.
TTORNEY AN1 )I.KTTo:t. Will Prac
tice in the Mate und Federal ( oiirt. Ke.-l-di
uce. Plattsmouth. Nei.ia.-ka. !''
u ud. T. ivi?s:.
COLLECTIO.VX M SMCIA LTl .
'ATTOBNKY AT LAW. Kt'.il E-tate. Fire In
niranie and Collection Aecncy. Oilivc in h itz
' geraid's block. Plattsmoutii. Nebraska. 22IH3
i;KO. I. S3JITII.
TTOBNEY AT LAW and Keal Estate Bro
ker. Siecial atttntion uiven to Collections
and all matters ailectini,' the title to real estate.
Otllce on 2d floor over Post Otliee. Plattssnouth.
I. II. B HKIXKB A CO.
LAW OFFICE, Keal ltate. Fire and Life In
surance Agents. Plattsir.oulh, Nebraska. Col
lectors, tax -payers.. Have a complete abstract
of titles. Buy and sell real etre. ot-oit.ite
loans. &c. ).
K A 31. 1 A I -S A A .
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor in Chancery. Odlce m Fiuer
K. It. Windham. I. A. Cam in k t-1;.
Attorney at La. N tTary I u .lic.
W I :!( A 31 & I'-iiH'BKIil..
COLLECTION AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Office over W. II. Baker & Co's Store.
Platteinoutli, Nebraska. 2Qly
JAMES E. MOr.KlSO.V, W. 1-. HKOWXK.
3XUKiciMox & !s:;tY.:.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW . Will pra. ilc- :n Cass
and adjoining Couutics ; gives specia. attention
to collections and alistnfts of title, oiiu-e in
Fitzgerald Block, Plattsmoutii. Nebraska.
" BRICK! UllWK!
If you want any
Fire or Ornamental Brick,
"J. T. "A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - - NEBRASKA.
Flour, Corn Meal d- Feed
Always n hand and for sale at lowe.-t cash
prices. The hishest prices paid for W heat and
Corn. Particular attention custom work.
- . . . ... - -
Make from 21 to " per week sebin.a fiooi'.sfor
E.G. HIDEOUT & CO.. M Barclay Stir. t. New
York. Send for eat.V.ou'iie and 'jnns. 'i'ly
J. F. 8AUKEISTER
Fi:rnislie Fiei-h, Pine Mill..
Sjecial calls attended t. and Fresh Milk
from same cow fursi-hed when want-d. 4!y
TLATTSMOl'Tir. XI I!.,
Repairer of Steam Engines, Builers,
Sarr anil Grist if ill:
WAS AM STF.A3I I'lTTlntiS,
froujtht Iron Pie, Forte and Lift Ispe.Steani
Gauges- Safetv-Valve ;veriitrs.and a":i
kit-'-s of Brass Enjrine Fittings.
rep red on short notice.
PL AN Km rr.
GROCERIES OF ALL iT.VAS.
L;mvc -tack !
BOOTS and SHO
CLOSKI) 01 T AT ;.KV!'.
Notions. Qu dcji s war
and ia Lte: c-very shinp y-'ti -.m r-oliVrin
t!-,e Hu- of
GeDci-il Merch;i ndiso
CASH PAID FOE HIDES AND l'i.;!s.
AI! kinds "i fOViiiiy l'H-...f 1T!'m:- -u r
(;. .05 --" .l7.,ar.. - . :.. . tut ,
B. & M. R. R. Time Table.
Taking lipzct December 5. 1SS0.
FOil OMAHA l-KO.M I LATTSAIOUT U.
UaVi'S T :20 a. ra. AlTlves 8 :3 a. ni.
2 :45 p. in. " 4 : P- "
V :00 a. in. " 9 JO a. m.
FROM OMAHA FOB PEaTTSMOCTH.
l eaves 8 u0 a. m. Ai rives 10 :00 a. m.
" 6 :55 V. " " 66 V-
" 7 ;00 ' " " 0 : " "
iOV. THE WEST.
Ei-avej, Plattsmoutli :10 a. m. Anivcs I.la
colu, 12 :5 i. 111. ; Anives Kearney, '.: 40 p. in.
Iavci Pialtsinoiith at7 :25 p. in. ; aiiivea at
I.iucoiu at l :.".0 p. lit.
Krt lirlil leaves at H :M a. m. and itt A :! ! ru.
Anive at l.tnrolu at i : ttp. in. and - a. lit.
FliOM THE WEST.
Eeavoi Kearney. 5 :3t a. in. U-aes Lineoiii,
I .on i. ra. Airie I'lattsnn.ut... 3 l. t"
Leaves Eiuc-dn at 5 :4o a. m.. airiv.s at
Plattsmoutii 8 a. in. , ......
Freight leaves Eiucoiil at 12 :0; p. n. and G :40
p. ni. Arrives at riattsinuuth at 5 ;Zf p. in. and
II Jj.r,v. ni.
Passenger trains leave Plattsinoinu at 7 oq a.
ni 8 Ol a. in., 3 40 p in. and atme at 1 at-die
Junction at 7 30 a. m 8 30 a. in, and 4 10 p. in.
FKOM THE EAST.
Paenuer trains leave Pacific Junction at 8 SO
a in.. 6 4.1 p. ni., 1000 a. in. and arrive at Plaits
mouth at i 00 a. m.. 7 15 p. m. and 10 30 a. ni.
It. V. R. Si. Time Table.
Taking Eject Sunday, Dtcemht t 5, 18M).
A Y K.
KEl CE' l l).
N A PON EE
1 1 -A)
AKEIiVAIi ASH HKl'ARTl'Bi: OF
7.30 p. in. 1
9 :io ;i. :. f
8.oo a. in. t
. in. )
ll.oo a m
7.30 l. in.
10.30 a i.i. i
7.3 p. in. f
ll.oo a in.
II on a in.
Nov. 10, 1 :
1 7.00 a. in.
( 3.0" p. in.
( 8.50 a. in.
6.15 p. in.
3.00 p. Ill
7. "K) a. in
( 7.4.1 a. in.
2.oo p. m.
1.00 p. m
l.oo p. in
.1. W. Mawsham.. P. M.
IP IB S 1?
OF PI.ATTSMOI TH. NEBRASKA.
Inns riTor.rtA!.t .
. V. Mfl.AL'cllll.IX.
This Bank is now open for busii:c-s at their
lew room, comer Main and Sixth streets, and
U prepared to transact a ijcneral
Stock. Bond. Geld. Gucrnment nitd Locsl
BOCC.IIT AND SOl.l.
D-jiotrits Receiceil and Interest Alloic
t l on Time Certificates.
Available in any part ot the United States and
in all the Principal Towns and Cities
4 IZ X TS " i'O It Til l
liKAN Like and Allah Line
Person vvisliins to tiring out their friends from
EL'RCBA.aE TK K KTS FI'.i,VM t'S
Tlir(iu;l to I'lntta month.
WEEPING WATER BANK
Tiiis Baiik is now open lor the transaction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Keceiied. and Interest allowed on Time Certi
Drawn, and available in the principal towns
and cities ot the I'nited States and Europe.
Ayen'js for the tehbrated
JJUlfc, JJ1UU Ul MlUUUiUiUt
Purchase your tickets from ns.
Through from Europe Jo any
Point in the West.
HEED BROS.. 2Kf Weeping W ater, Neb.
W. D. JONES,
Successor to Jones & Agnew j
Again takes charge of the Old
Brick Livery Stable.
PLATTSMOUTII, - - NEBRASKA.
I Tbe oi l Bonner St aides, in IiatlMiiouth. are
j no-A leased by VV. D. Jones, and he h
on hand New and hHud-ome accoiumodaiioi.,
. t:- ti. si.ape of
j HOUSES, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES,
I am now prepared to keep HORSES
IFOR SALE s TRADE!
i And will
Tiain and Break Colts
! .in KeaFonable Terms.
ALSO UEM EMBER,
1 That i.!.-iiiy d loom (.that every one
; kn: 1 have; :! liiy stable. 1 can i;et t'arm
I ..r. k-ri..L- i -i i u l,t-:r i if li i- Jt-fl .tit.lr
, .. . ...,...... ..,.,..... .... .
cover, wr-eie luey win Keep jry. ;
lhai.r.:..a ail Hie olu patrons' ir tlieir uneruii
tv. I so i.-1 1 their trane lor the tut ure. a-:it:siied
la :t I can accoiiiiooilate Itieni tieiter Hint tin
' l-eiiei fi:eiii ttian ever before.
V I-. JONE
ARE PAID every eoldier d!Hl In
.f duly .by acidatorlhfrwie. A
HOl'Mt f n kind.IoMof Oiirr,toe
or eye, Kl'I'Tl KJC. if bot tlifo-v dii
tw if Lbbk or ttrteoee Veina kit a
in-n.iun. , cdur aew law thousaQa- aro
vn!,il-d to an icrreare cf prn-ioa.
y idowa, orphan! and deoettdcut fathrrj
r tuothera ef eoldier whn dit-d in tha t
army -t a pen.ion. BOC7ST !'--- I
tbarce frrw-nnd. Inirir or rupture.
f m fnll bAcrKT. Send Satarj-.u-f r copy I
I'-nia and Im.oiHV A l. Aaurr J
. P. H. Fitzgerald U Co., :!-ln j
Ana- ;-idij.nar"l . Ind. V ri f rt-
F.A.AV.t-Ti. ! IndHi: n- V i
ar.J II. K. K-tttiiT. !'"v''t - r )
J ok. ttU cf liidi.ui-in.: J. J.'ai a 1
8 a. wrvr. ujw powui vX Jet jir. ?. Oikr
14 a -tti&tIT pnKXllffd
oney Positively Refunded
OUR :PRICJS LIST
Kest Colors WaMraaated -
ood Csaisfest Istiissei -
Mice ladies9 asad Men5f4 Wear as low Sfroorraon.
The Best and Latest Styles of HATS A0 CAfS, Very Low
JLt Cost ffricos Strictly. Secsis mow wSiile oar Stoefe Is ull.
Be sare to before speiacMEagr asay. mousey elsewhere,
aud If we I2a5t sell to yoa9 some otlaer plaees will have to give
yon their g:ol3 Coaae to the place where yoa are certsiia ot
SQUARE T B E A T IvI E H T .
3 13 "3
ETC., ETC., ETC ,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASE
Of all sizes, ready made and sold cheap for cash
MY FINE HEARSE
V. itli many thanks for past ptri-na,
iuv:te all to call ami examine my
LAKGE STOCK OF
l:tf. H IHTI'ME AM t !H FI!S
A certain enre for Jicrvoi;
Debility, Seminal Wcx
nec. lmootnf!. rt-
19 Sec5pce nttd in my praciice for )Yi,v.
and anillubtratedbootorCOpnifes givtog fa'I el
ractkm foreelf-treetmertt. sent f r-0. Ad-ire5
DR. X. WILLIAJIS. 435 L alcr fidw-kw. 5sj
SEEDS S BEST
It not sold m tout town, yea
1 get toem by raa.i. Irop
a Truttal Kirri f.v t.f . .
1--je and Prices. I"A Oldrrtaxd wct extensive Sei
ir .vw t i.l.aoi lu.h Aoi.'. it ln j
-A- T1 T JE2L IB -ZD
5tl Uress ffioodn
If yon ar a
hiao of ltt-
! I : ? vti-ain of
ters coiling oTr ptid
j..-.r iIuUor AToid
.-an d utt
nlSfcht -work, to res
tor bra:ii nerYeaad
If y.. j npe younar and
dis-.TLtiCiU r ui5sp
ri.-d cr sinifie. otd or
nsA. r-!y ca Hop
waste, tu Hop B.
raffriiir from any In
tion t if you are inar
youajf, suilrmir from
iv. oa a bed of tick
AVhoevcr yon are,
whfoe.er you f."A
tliat tour ytcm
in or ttiintiUtij,
wi.;io.:t :'n 'ojci.-a.O,
&a ThouMCds did an
(J nuaily i r o iu aotue
j . L9 forut of Kidney
.HjS diaao taat ciiglit
l y a timely use of
tlto ii O p
Hare J""u t;-
cl ll-.G .''ma,-ft,
i'l-cr or )htt ?
You v HI or
cr !-:.! it vouus
Hop li i tiers
If yon nr sira
j.!y V f ft k and
it i It may
M an absolute
a hop ill
c a r for
use of opiixn.r
kester, X. T.
& Toronto. Out.
xt rA 1 1
life, it hnsftli AIL
1 0 s&tttf KErmALLJSV
S&,nsx SVIMXW CvifVE.. QrV
I The f.oii Sjcces!ui r'.emedy ever discovered
. as it is certain in its effect and does not hiis
' u-r. A No excellent for lu::ia:i Ilesdi. BEAD
: PKOOF BKLOW.
From a Prominent Physician
I V.'hflii :iv i-i -, ii.:., line 1 Till, 18CA.
; 1'K. B. .L KK.v :ai.i. x-'.. Gent : Ueailinjr
. oi.i vei ! iset:te:.t in Turf. Field anil Farm, of
: K'-mlaii's S;.ivi:i Cure, ain! baviii a valuable
. at.-! fleetly Horse liicii lutd i.een lame lion.
I spavla (.-i'litee!! itiot-.ths. I -ent to y;u for a
j to't:e by express, which in tlx week" te.nnved
1 ali ..ineiiess ami c!iiaij.ci.ie"t aud a l.irjrtt sp.lnt
! lr.ni aliotiier iiorse. a;;d bolh l:or$cs :;rc (o-dav
,ts stuuid as ccJl. rlie one bottle w;s wollh to
11 e one hundred dollars.
Bespecrf u!!y yours H. A. Ber roi.LEv, M. D.
Send for illustrated circular yivinj; Positive
Proof. Price $1. All dmtrsiists have it or can
tret it. for von. Dr. B. J. Kendall i Co.. rwoori
trwj EWibuivd Falfci, Vem;fwt.
1 1 :
J 1 I
on Goods not as represented
rril.l h 71) '
S3 hi Mlk
ti -rS Rl- iVSI t'-rS
kv m.m. julx
IPerp Butt 1
JCST O TEN ED AGAIN.
New, Clean, First Clans Meat Shop,
on Main Street Con er rd ftl.. Plaif smonth
Everybody on hand for fresh, tender meat.
Readings! Cecitations! Elocution!
733 Chestnut SL. Philadelphia.
ta finTnr t uniform with thm iVr. and contain in
other ii N!a i itiei:l !f lamalloM l XOadlne'S
rtnHiuinc Mcnttm?t-t, Oratory, Iscthc Hamo. JKuu
1 "tO p Frice.20 crt8-.Tn AiJcii J-'ut'i by luLftr.lfrri.
boy hotjosci .i-ct-. every ncsiber a L-Tceuaa
V!r -a;s fetovMt'- "W t . 19 pVov.M Get tk
' cT-iet. Ohr.:! c t -i oT Vi;tcnt rrvo-
J0TFUL New for Boys and Girls ! I
Young1 and Old ! I A NEW IN.
VKNTION just patented for them,
(or Home uae I
Fret and Scroll Eawtor, Tnrninir.
Boring, DrlUing.Grindins, Poliahicg,
acrew cuttrnj. tmce o 10 coo.
Bend S rt-nta for 100 paces.
XFHBAX3C BSOWN, Loweil, Uua. ,
CCC-HEBE! S5 ia HOBS b HAl
t S'lStUItl.n Cuirantrrrt. DON'T KtkS tkb Caaarr.
iJSili 10 TiiuUe c,o. ry-iiiiki-- SrrL-Ii f lo kieA Pw
tLr; 1 Msrtc oufltA.n IVn : 2 Mrcl I'cm t I hilvar-platad
H..dir; I liain Holler: I KubUr Iff TeKil; W ane Lnvet
c ?i Ij !: hat I (I..M Cek that faun Poem,
acd Cbmrte Secrrt lor rlMr linen. (b.c Utaprj fteihnr at
er- t.t All seat for Fifty Cent. Siaa.t taken. UJms
!. ItTv J I UM liUO V., Jtardeatowa, Xrw JrrWf.
A. G. ATT MMgMM
I E B I!
(J) A S' :
-oys' map9 iii.f
Solr Appointing Agent for
The I'nrlv;tel la-jn A iiamlin
Ao JState At;eitt for the Ilemy F Miller and
W. C. Einerson Co. Pianos.
!A M I'LE I NSTUU M ENTS
at office. Sixth, one door south of Maiu bi.
I LATrSMOUTH. NEB.
3iusic Scliolai s
Will do well to cia:uhie our
w jlason & Hnmliu
i Mmwm rm
When the winter la cold
I keep myself warm :
When the summer is hot
1 keep myself cool ;
It's nielbe I'm bold.
And it's inebbe I'm not ;
But a gossoon's a fool
When he goes into harm !
Sez my tdd L'ucle Dan
A w lse out and Stiddy
"What's the world to a man
When his wife is si widdy?"
When a soldier struts by
ith hid sword at his side.
And the rattle, rattle drums
Beat the roll and the call,
He may go or may fly
I stay here till death conies.
For I miDtl use of all
That iu the battle have died !
I itni like Cncle lrtn.
For he said troth and did lie
" What's the world to a man
When his wife i a wlddy?"
W hen the sailor hoists sail
And stands out tin the deep.
Leaving sweetheart or wife
And the chiluer behind.
He tlmpts the wild gale
And he tritles with life.
And lie sinks, d'ye mind.
Where the ineruiaideus sleep !
"Pat, ''says old l'ucle Dan,
Stay at home with your Biddy ;
What's the woaid to a mau
When his wife is a widdy?"
Let the scholar sit up
And write late aud long
To insure him a name
He may sit up for me ;
Give me but a full cup.
He may have ail bis fame ;
For it's etuiT, d'ye see,
Aud not worth an old song :
Let us live. Cncle Dan ;
Let us live and love, Biddy ;
What's the world to a man
When his wife id a widdy?
A SEA SI OKI'.
it was in the year 1779. The red
siiu had just come up out of the At
lantic, and now brightened the slight
ly rippled water of Salem harbor. The
sails of the Tyrannicide, privateer,
Capt. Sea waif, had been loosed, tier
cable hove short, and she only waited
for the change of the tide to commence
She was, for that era, astonishingly
clippeiish, raking in spars, sharp in
hull, and calculated for carrying an
astonishing quantity of canvas. Her
rig was that of a two-topsail schooner,
her lower nitidis being very long and
heavy, so as to carry large fore-and-aft
sails. Her burden appeared to be
about iJ00 tons. She was pierced for
eight 24-pound carronades on a side; a
long brass 32-pounder, working on a
pivot, shone bright as gold between
her masts, mounted high enough to
work her hammock nettings. Around
her masts could be t-een the gleam of
boarding-pikes an:t batle axes. At
her mainmast a blood ied rlag floated
out, bearing the rnotto: "Death to Ty
rants!" At the mainlruck another
red flag bore the name of the schooner
"Tlic Tyrannicide.'' Her figurehead
was a serpent striking his fang into
the heart of a man who wore a crown.
Taking her altogether, she was indeed
a dangerous and saucy-looking craft,
calculated to both sail and fight well.
Upon Iter deck many men could be
seen, showing that, if she had "teeth,"
she had also strength to use them.
All of her boats had been hoisted
upon the captain's gig. and the oflicers
were watching the tide very impa
tiently tor its return.
Presently Seawaif appeared at the
end of the wharf. The young captain
sprang into his boat amid the applause
tit hundreds of citizens who had gath
erod there to see the privateer go to
sea, and in a few minutes he was on
board his vessel.
With a clear; bugle-like voice which
ueeued no trumpet, the young com
".Man the capstan bars, lads, and run
the. anchor up with a will. Stand by
the jib and flying-jib Lanyards lay
the lieadyards aback!"
His orders were obeyed readily; and
in a few moments the second ctlicer,
who stood on the forecastle looking
over the bows, cried:
"She's broken ground, sir!"
"Very well, sir. Ilun up the jib :;.
flying-jib, and haul the sheets to Ha
starboard! Man the top-gallant and
top-sail and halyards! Round with
the capstan, men, and run the anchor
up the bows!"
A moment later, and, the head sails
up, the veering bow of the schooner
proved her to be all aweigh; and then
came the order:
"Sheet home, aud hoist away top
sail and top-gallant sails!"
This was done; and. as the fore-and-aft
sails, already up, tilled, the schoon
er oegan to gather headway. Then, as
she fell off before the wind, which was
far out of the harbor, her square sails
filled, and she shot ahead with increas
ing velocity. The crowd on shore,
looking with delight at the splendid
vessel, and gladdened, too, at the
thought of her errand, rent the air
Nev r was .1 craft in better battle
trim on deck, below, or aloft, than the
privateer, after Seawaif had got her
n'gging stretched. Conscious that he
was ready too meet any foe of his ton
nage and weight of metal, lie boldly
headed off from the coast for the track
of the inward-bouud vessels from Eng
land. One morning soon after he was at
breakfast in his cabin, with the first
officer and the doctor young Morly,
the second officer, being in charge on
fiut each of them bounded from the
table as he heard the shout. "Sail, ho!"
from the look-out at the top gallant
"Where away, and what does she
look like?" cried young Molly in re
ply. Seawaif aud h:s companions held
their breath and listened to the an
"1 see three sails, sir, dead ahead;
they si't-m square-rigged, ami coming
liht down Lefort tiie w ind," was the
"Englishmen, and making for the
coast, I'll wager my first prize-money!"
said the captain a he hurried on deck.
"John Hull's men, by gar I shall
get my instruments ready for ampu
tate!" cried the delighted doctor, a
"So will 1 !" said Mr. Doolittle, the
first officer, as he buckle-.! on his sharp,
but short, cutlass, and followed his
commander on deck.
The bite;:ts was fresh, and the
schooner, with only i.er lower sails
and top-sail set, was going off to the
eastward on a tout bowline, her top
g.iilant and royal yards pointed to the
wind, and her larboaid tacks aboard
There was quite a heavy sea rolling,'
and, as she pitched into and through
i. hi e threw the snowy foam over her
plow almost as high as her foretop.
"See all clear for action, fore and
aft! KeeX preventer stays and braces!
Have the spare spars cleared away!
Gunners, look to your children; they
may have play soon! Boarders and
pikeruen, see that your tools are ia
their places!" cried the captain, cheer
fully, as he came on deck; and then
he seized a spy glass and scanned the
vessel in sight.
"What do you make out, sit, If you
please?" asked Mr. Doolittle, whose
hopes for work and prize-money were
now on tho rise.
"I see six vessels, but they are yet
too far off to make out whether they
are aimed or not." was the reply.
"Shall the gunner open tho maga
"Yes, after the galley fires are put
The men went to work and their re
spective btations quietly, but with a
cheerful look, which betokened a per
fect confidence in their vessel, and es
pecially in their oflicers.
An hour passed, and the vessels
were now bull-up-ahead, yet Capt.
Seawaif gave no order either to alter
her course, or shorten sail.
"What about our colors?" asked the
"You can run 'em up in rolls to
their places, ready to pull whew I or
der it, Mr. Doolittle." eaid the captain,
still keeping his glass directed toward
the approaching ships.
The enemy were now rising fant,
not more than four or five miles off.
but the merchantman, obeying signals
from the sloop-of-war, w hich had ev
idently discovered the nationality of
the schooner by her rig, hauled on a
wind aud shortened sail, while the
man-of-war held her course tinder a
cloud of canvas.
"Take your stations for working
ship!" cried Seawaif. The men
bounded to the sheets aud braces.
"Hard up the lielm, ease oil the sheets,
and round in the weather-braces!"
cried the captain.
" 'Tarnal thunder. You're not go
ing to run from one sloop-of-war, are
you sir?" asked tho lieutenant, in
"Get out and rig two spars with
iron enough to sink them, lor drags;
drop one over each quaiter, aud ask
no impertinent questions, Mr. Doo
little," said the captain, quietly.
"1 beg your pardon, sir, a hundred
times; 1 thought you were going to
run!" said the now dtlighted ollicer,
as tie hastened to obey the order.
"Double-shot with grape and can
nister gunners to your stations!"
cried the captain, now determinedly.
"Men, make no noise when 1 announce
it, but within an hour, that sloop-of-war
shall strike her Hag, or we'll go
down with ours flying! When she is
takeu the merchantmen v. ill be easy
Had they not been cautioned the
mn would have cheered so loudly as
lo be heard -on board of the sloop-of-war.
After the drags were rigged and
lowered over the side, held by stout
hawsers, and not seen becnuso sunk
beneath the water, the schooner did
not go more than three, knots, al
though under a lull spread of can
vasshe seemed to be running away
from her antagonist, which now
could lie seen coming up hand-overhand,
her decks crowded with men,
and her ports showing a battery of
"Show them our colors and name!"
cried the young captain, while his pale
face flushed with a smile of terrible
It was done in an instant, but the
vessel's head was not changed nor a
Rapidly the Englishman closed up,
heading a little to leeward, so as to
range under her larboard beam.
"Crouch well behind the bulwarks,
men, stand by your larboard guns,
but do not touch a match until the
order comes from my lips; depress
your guns so as lo take her between
wind and water! Sail-trimmers stand
to our sheets and braces, and be ready
Those orders given, Capt. Seawaif
took his position on the larboard side
of the quarterdeck and with ill-concealed
delight saw the Englishman
range along until he was almost
"Haul down your colors, or I'll sink
you! Strike, you yankee rebel, strike!"
shouted the English captain, who
stood on the poop of his vessel In
full uniform, steadying himself by
holding u to the inizzen rigging.
"I'm going to strike -not my colors,
but you," cried Seawa'f, sarcastically,
instantly giving the order to pour in
his whole broadside.
It was done with terrible effect, for
the British had not anticipated re
sistance from a rebel .whom they sup
posed to be using his best efforts to
escape, and were huddled along the
deck on the side next to tho schooner,
and were cut down in fearful swaths.
And as the sails were little injured,
the sloop-of war shot ahead, so that
she was past the schooner before she
could return the broadside.
"Cut away the drags, spring to your
starboard battery throw in chain
shot as well as grape and cut her
sticks away!" cried Seawaif.
Then ordering the helm up, as the
schooner's headway increased, he
veered off athwart the stern of the
sloop, and, as the guns came in range,
delivered a raking fire, which not only
swept her decks, but, cutting away
her masts, crippled her completely.
He then hauled on a wind, deter
mined to pepper her until she would
"strike" and not wishing to lose any
men at close quarters if he could help
it. Jiut he had no occasion to use his
guns any more, for suddenly, with a
shock which shook the sea and air like
an earthquake, the ill-fated craft was
seen te fly in fragments, amid a cloud
of smoke, into the air.
Whether by accident or desigu no
one could tell, but in some way the
powder in the magazine had been ig
nited, and she was blown to atoms.
Prompted by humanity, Capt. Sea
waif ordered the helm up, a d steered
for the spot where the sloop-of-war
bad been, in hopes to save some sur
viving person of her crew.
Hut not a living soul could be seen.
A few blackened spars and limbers
only met the eye.
A paper on Father Ilyacinthe. by
the lit. llev. William Croswelt Doane,
Bishop of Albany, illustrated with a
fine portrait, engraved by Cole, 13 an
nounced to appear in the April Scrib
ner. This will be the third paper on
JvangfcliciU movements iu Europe.
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