The Civilian and Galveston Gazette. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 34, Ed. 1 Friday, May 17, 1839 Page: 1 of 4
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the civilian and galveston gazette*
GALVESTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1833.
BtlTBD BV STUABT.
PUBLIStlED EVKKV r'RlOAY MORNING.
TEBXB—Ftvr dollar • ?«*r, in advancr. .
AllVLltTlSINU—<>■« M|uare, I««dollar (urine firkt ingestion—each Mtbsoquec
of lite office must be post paid or they will uoi he Ukeu
**OAJIDS KíílL and other pas «engerí, and ANNOUNCEMENTS of can
' * Er iclTíi wa«ider«l «i charged a, adterlisemenU.
FOR NEW ORLEANS.
THE new and fast running Steam Ship CU-
BA, J. B, Cirioo, muter, will leave Galveston for the
""■•ibwe port on the 1st and 15th of every month, and will
•ave New Orleans for Galveston the 8th and 2Sd of each month,
^he CUBA is nearly new, of six hudrcd tons burthen, coppered
•ad copper fastened, with Two Corran Boilers. She has two
lengths of Fire Hawe; Iron Steering Chains, and is well
with Fire Buekets and Small Boats. Aaa
STEAM PACKET SHIP,
4he is Miwrpassed for speed and safety by any packet in the United
¿States. tier accommodation* are on the most extensive and^plen-
4id scale, her captain, pilot,engineer* and officers are skilful and
■compeleof men, aad well experienced in the trade.
Fur freight or passage apply on board or to
"♦ VANWINKLE, BROTHERS & CO.
ADAMS, VANWINKLE & CO.
Jan 25—6m Houston.
FOR NEW ORLEANS.
THE new fast running Steamship NEW
, — YORK* J. T. Wright, Master, will in future leave
™ lhi> port, en 8th and Ü2d, and New Orleans on the 1st and 15th of
' Tae New York is fitted up in the most substantial manner an a
8w loat,tnd her accommodations ail of the first order, and fo?
. ffeed «he it unequalled on the southern waters, having made her
I isersge tripe from city to city in 40 to 44 hours. She has a cabin
ÍÉ M V9 etpveskly, in the most comfortable manner, for steerage
SlMWM Mil ' "
commanded by the most experienced captain in
_ We confidently recommend her aa a safe, eesy and es-
to piditions conveyance.
t . Fee freight or passage apply on board or to
MoKlNNEY A WILLIAMS.
If. B.—The New York, will at alt times be prepared %for an er-
tapien in Sabine. Velaeco or any other point en the coast in 24
htavs after her arrival in port.
GALVESTON & MOBILE ¿TEAM PACKET.
ITlHfi iubetantial Steam Packet NEWCASTLE,
t MURRAY, Master, will leave for Mobile on Sunday,
At 3d March, at 12 o'clock, M-. and will oontinue to leave reg-
trtarly tn the 3d and 17tllof each month. For freight or passage,
(vtaatbtHRg the same as by the Packets from New Orleans,) apply
aa Intra, or to ALLEN ft. McCULLOUGH.
BXNo berth engaged ant? paid for.
KB.—The Newcastle is built in the most substantial manner,
lÉitly tí five oak end locust, and is pronounced by competent
je%te It tot* one of the strongest and nest sea boats on the south-
.eft wttaia. 8kUfai oftcera and pilen are enaged, and nothing
fhtll he wanting on oar part tn render passengers by her salé and
eSmfortable. A list of ratee for freight and passage may be seen
ta board and at ear office.
¿ la addition tt the Newcastle, a Boat now building at the north
P| bt expected out in til the month of April. On her errival she
win be put oa the line, so as to despatch a boat once a week.
««tf -r-, A Sl McC.
MOBILE an® VBliASCO STEAM 0II1P.
(Via the Sabine and Galveston.)
THE splendid Steamship NEWCASTLE, Capt. E.
, will ran as a regular packet between Mobile and Velasco
at the Sabine tad Cabresteo. She will be at Vetatto
ttta atoath, vim from the 6th to the 10th, and from the 80th
Mai tad will land aad recetvt passengers aad freight inside
is built b the most substantial manner, and is
the anrenget tad beet Set-botts on the southern waters —
fht will tt aU times be tonimanded by skillful end espeaittcad oft
«ers, end as exertions wiU be wanting to render her pastangers
safe tad comfortable. : f
1 Tht Braaoe is nun ifcegiéet tbprmrghfifre tgrthe of Go-
tadietbt aaaumtsaC eheapeat routs to IhO tiest fertile
'MÍ:* ! ptaaawreiWilf be tended
' r, another
JK .# Hm- liat, so at to
For. the "Civilian."
TO AN ACHING TOOTH.
"Thou toothache surely hcar'st the bell
Among them «'—"U Me
Now thou old stump pray cease thy clamour,
A thing indulged as thou hast been.
For years I've nursed thee without murmur,
A baser ingrate ne're was aeen.
Long, long thou'st found a home on credit,
a credit earned by service trne;
Hons'd from the cold, thy mates have said it
i burthened them, by favouring you.
From thee 1 ask no favour—quiet
Nor age, infirmity nor service done
Can justify a constant riot,
Painful to all, to pleaaure one,
like as in families we see,
A captious thing of either sex,
Selfiish and spiteful ne're agree
And have no pleasure but to vex.
I tell thee friend no longer I
Can stand thy folly—bear thy rout,
But tell thee frankly live or die
Be still—or I will turn the out.
Oh! in our sterner manhood, when no ray
Of earlier sunshine glimmers on our way,
When girt with sins end sorrows, and the toil
Of cares that sear the bowm that ihey soil,
Oh! if there be in retrospection's chain
One link which knits ns with young dre&ms again.
One thought so sweet we scarcely dare to muse
-On all the hoarded raptures it reviews,
Which seems each instant in its backward range
The heart to aoften, and its ties to change,
And every spring, untouched for years, to move,
H is the memory of another's love.
He who ascends the mountain tops, shall find
The loftiest peaks most wrap! ÍA clouds and snow!
He who surpssses or subdues mankind,
Must look down on the bale of thflfeébelow:
Though high above, the sun of glory glow,
And far beneath, the earth and ocean spread;
Round him are icy rocks, snd loudly blow
Contending tempests on bis naked luad,
And thus reward the toils which to those summits led.
itaow bailding at
a Bott oaoe i w
SHARP—Peta , i AW *
«VESTON fc HOUSTON Steam Packet EM-
Bam, will rae regularly between Galves*
M tai Heaatot, three tieses a week. For freight or passage bav
tiene [Btttt Resms fere and aft l Apply
' N.W.BAKER, If CO.
• ■. ..-K: - " Agents.
TEAM PACKET LINE, betwaeD Galveston,
Mm and Matagorda.—The Mercbents of Galveston, Velaa-
at tad Maitgtrda, are informed that a propositioa has been made
> ^itaa law pre asara Steam Packet between the abnve ports of
~ * arde, teaching at Ydasco to land freight and
twioe a week, isaviag Gahrestea en Mondays
md is of tbefra| dase, fitted ap in a very snpe>
iw, and ia anrivalled for speed and safety.—The
1 wish to dispose of one half in 15 shares of one
itsfc, KowOfloans tarrency, to Merchante doing
_ j at the above ports.
. The Proprietor woald wish to have a portion of the atock owned
•natch city, to atetre him in a «soasare from a competition, should
abe Boat meet with the success be coafideatly anticipates.
For particulara enquire of
w m . VANWINKLE. BROTHERS, & CO, Galveston.
N. B.—Immodista application ahould be made ea the propriete
aa about leaving the city.
«M.SHIP CUBA—REDUCTION ON FREIGHT.
PffiHE citizens of Texas are respectfully informed
that <he charges on freight by the Cuba have been reduced
® per ocnb the nrtoes now charged being $1 50 for dry bbls, and
$2 00 for wet bble. The proprietors hope that this arrangement
inay induce Merchants to order their gonds by this conveyance, be-
ingfull as cbea^and much more expeditious than by sail vessels.
Mtw Orleans. January 2*2,1839.
STOCKHOLDERS AND PURCHASERS
M. Or LOT8 IN GALVEaTON CITY.-Th. ..ockholders
ta •rop.rtjr orGalveuon cuy, .r. h.rebv notified that the
books for registration and transfer of stock are now open at the of-
fiet of the agent of the company, and that before they can vote in
abe election of ofifcers. or receive any dividends upon their stock
they are required to precent their original certificates of shsres
ae issued by the trustees, and have them regularly entered in the
stock aod transfer hooka of the company. It in therefore a m ater
- desirable and necessary to the interest of all concerned, tnat
ótica be attended to at the earliest practicable time.
rsoas who heve heretofore purchased lots either at public or
private sale, are notified, that if upon the application of the agent,
or before the 13ih of June next, they shall fail to comply with the
tenas of sale, the agent is directed to dec are such purchases can-
celled. It is therefore hoped that none will fail immediately to come
forward and close their respective accounts. LEVI JONES,
may3e3fctf Agent for Galveston City Co.
Religion.—"He is abad citizen," said Napoleon,
"who uudermines the religious faith ot his country.—
All may not perhaps, be substantially good, but cer-
tain it is, that all come in aid of the government pow-
er, and are the essential basis of morality. In the ab-
sence of reljgion, I can discover no inducement to be
virtuous. I desire to live and die in mine; nothing is
more painful to me than the hideous spectacle ot an
old man dying like a dog."
From the Knickerbocker.
DEATH AND BURIAL AT SEA.
BY "JACK GARNET.'*
About four lacllo tu thg fot chuOti w&tcl), the wind
began to blow again from the north-west, and we
made sail for the Horn; and at seven bells, the sur-
geon reported to the captain, that in consequence of
some internal bruise, Wilson was much worse, and
coujd not live the day out. This intelligence took
▼ery little hold of us, for it was a common thing, and
no trick at all, for men to die on board; and accord-
ingly it was little minded, and the conversation which
followed this announcement in the mess-room of the
forward officers, may be taken as a fair sample of
sailors' feeling on the subject.
"There, Sails," said tne boatswain to the sail-ma-
ker, pointing to the sick-bed, "there will be a job for
you; something to take the-turns out of your fiugers.
Get your palm and needle, and stand by to sew that
man up in his hammock, and tell the gunner you want
a couple of round shot for the use of the dispensary,
to ballast one of the doctor's chickens, j and send.?him
to Davy's locker feet foremost."
"What's to pay pipes?" answered the sailmaker
coolly; "has the doctor hulled one of the poor fellows
at last? or have his life-halliards parted at the tie?
Send him some ratlinstuff, so that he can set up brace-
backstays abaft, and cross his royal yards, and call all
his hands up anchor."
"We sha'n't have to man the capstan for him," in-
terposed the gunner, as he mixed a pannikin of grog,
stiff enough to float a grape shot; "we shall man the
lee-gangway, and Old Pipes will call ''all hands to
bury the dead." '
"I say, Mac" said the master's-mate^o the purser's
steward, "bow does Wilson's name stand on the
books? You'll have to foot up his account, shortly, and
give him his discharge from the state's service; he's
going to ship under Commodore David Jones, aboard
the ship Pacific, ten thousand guns, besides stern and
bow chasers. His tfifee is about out; he's done with
rations and grog."
"Well, I'll bed—d!"says Dandy Jack, the Car-
penter, "if you don't take it easy!—Here's a mau
dying, and you make no more of it than'I would of
plugging a shot-hole in the ship's upper works."
"After action's over, Chips means," said the boat-
swain; "he'd take the best of d d good care not
to sling himself in a bowline over the ship's side, to
plug a shot hole in time of action, for fear his own up-
per works would get knockUl in with a round shot; for
that would spoil the looks of his own figure-head, and
perhaps carry away his cut-water."
"There Chips," says the purser's steward, "you'd
better haul off, and repair damages. Old Pipes car-
ries too many guns for you."
"You be d ■■ d!" said the carpenter, as he kicked
over his camp-stool, and made a straight wake for the
I And while these thoughtless men laughed, and
made a mock of death and all its hcyrors, the poor ob-
ject of theii7 mirth lay in his cot, surronnded by the
! noise and confusion of a man-of-war; silent and sad;
' knowing that he was beyond mortal aid; reflecting that
now the last scene of life was to be acted; that nothing
remained but to die. Come when it may, the hour
of death is one of awful trial, of deep, overwhelming
solemnity; and no where is it more awful, more or
agonizing than on board ship, at sea, far away from
friends, destitute of the arm of support, the word of
consolation, and the voice of prayer, where the only
mention of the name of God, is in oaths aud blas-
Would any one, accustomed to the quiet of the a-
partment of the sick on shore, have thought, from the
scenes presented to his view on the birth-deck of our
ship, that a fellow creature lay there at the point of
death, and that every one was aware of it?
Although there was in the immediate .vicinity of
the sick-bed, some little attention paid by the sailors
to the feelings of their sick shipmate, by lowering the
voice, and avoiding to touch his cot; yet, in the crowd-
ed limits of the ship, none were so far distant that the
sensitive ear of sickness could avoid, hearing their
loud, thoughtless discourse. In one place, two men
were fighting, and tbeit fearful curses and violent
blows grated harshly on his ear, who was so soon to
stand in the presence of that God whose name they
profaned, and whose wrath they invoked; while he,
with bis fast-failing breath, besought his mercy. Oth-
ers were laughing, and telling stories, and enlarging
upon the delights of home. That word had, but yes-
terday, been the theme of his joyful meditations. In
health his joy, in sickness his consolation; but both
were now about to fail him; and here, ten thousand
miles from home, his life was to end.—Three years
before, in the ardor of youth, he left his happy home
and dear friends, to enter the service of the United
States; and having now nearly circumnavigated the
world, be was returning on the wings of hojie, to taste
jthe sweets of a mother's and sister's love. But that
bliss was not in store for him; he was fast falling into
the cold embrace of death, and he was soon to be com-
mitted to the deep, and find his place of repose in the
Although amidst a multitude, he felt that he was
alone, and recalling his thoughts from home and all
external objects, and commending himself, and all
who were dear, to the care of Him who made the sea
and prepared the dry land, he waited patiently fer
death. Its coining was not long delayed. At noon,
in the heartless formalities of a man-of-war. the sur-
geon made his report to the captain, that "at twelve
o'clock, meridian, died, in consequence of an internal
contusion, caused by falling from the hammock-net-
tings upon therdeck, James Wilson, seaman." The,
captain's reply w^ as it always is, to all messages:
"'very 'good, Sir;" and then the sail-maker, in pre-
sence of the assistant-surgeon, and the master-at-arms,
proceeded to sew him up in his hammock, and putting
in two round shot at the feet, to emk him, report ttfti
made that "the dead was ready fer burial."
It ie not customary, however, to bury the dead at
noon, and therefore the body was brought on deck,
laid on the lee-gang-way-board, an
jack, (a blue flag, with white stars,) there to lie, until
the rules of naval etiquette would allow of its inter*
ment.—Cape Horn was now in sight, and as We rapid-
ly neared it, the wind northwest, increased so inue|i«
that at seven bells, in the afternoon watch, all hánds
wejje called to reef the topsails; and, immediately! a£
ter, the legal time, eight bells, having arrived, cisme
the solemn call, "All hands to bury the dead!" Every
soul on board appeared on the lee-gang-way, accord-
ing to rule, and all standing uncovered, the lieutenant,
aetinjg as chaplin, commenced reading the solemn bo-
rial service of the Episcopal church, appointed to be
used at sea; and the gangway board -being placed oa
the rail, and the lashings cast off, and the jack with-
drawn, it was ready to be cast into the sea. The wind
had increased to such a degree, that it drowhed the
voice of the reader, so that only here and there a word
was audible. The first-lieutenant waved hia hand, at
the proper place in the service, and the corpse was
launched overboard; and the sullen plash feU imi
sively on overyear, announcing that another was
to his long home.
We were now abreast of the Horn, abo«t> arile
distant, and although the wind was noit^-weat the
waives dashed against those etehial rocks, ia defiance
of it, throwing the foam mountains high; and die loud
roar of those conflicting oceans was a flitting requiem
for the soul of him who slept béneath their ttoabtefl
waters. The sua went down in the pride of Ua
4#tren ^ " ~
departing rays illumined three of the nobiw of tie
works of God; the Atlantic ocean ia front, the Pacific
ocean on the right, and on the left the bold promontory
Cape Horn, the "last of the 4-ndes.
ed by a hundred thousand barbarous soldi4
received orders to fall on and spare uo£
ed their orders in the same spirit in wh]
given. Histói tans differ a* to the ran]
tims, but the best informed of them
160,000! Not all of these, however,
Persian awordj fer many of the
finding their fete Inevitable; rather
selves and families tobé insc* "
murdered every member of
then set fire te their
own hands., Xb
in the graphic
forded an apt type V the daT ftf Í
at the end of the Worid."
dieted duringths march of <
of a lest
by* some sudden convul
the subsidy which tfrs
pay the Persian, as die
most horrid kinds were
ry rank, and ia great
be much in "thepvide^
rious war," to atone fet
. - átarífr
the time I residid Ja
rev# shoot the Mrii
the heart of s etaap ef i
leaf ef the
the eternal hills,
of cities 'ÚMMÉreei
from their close
^ ; I wsÉ pondering, eAe bcigll
dendre trees, wlnnp siy
sight of ieiaiwl *
way to one
knew that the11
£\ .■ I.
kr|^SfiikJ^c' mjiS *
' WW* WNJw
ssndsls froto the!
iwep ivj mumm
rencounter ÉÉHP tf
Scarcely had I sttaiaed the
on iu fiavAt
uBuifti j ot ns
I mppoin tbpt k liS
•± :uk "
IfvPSdtfSr ¡«i " - ' gr -' . f
¡ncMA'aU ,tr *
A SrLENDiD Bootv-^Tub Hobbors of Woi One
of the most successful military expiditíons ever:
if we consider merely the amount of plys3< i
by the conqueror, was that of Nadri Shah into
tan, about a century since. If we may believe the
accounts of historians who have written upon the
subject, the amount of the booty which fell into the
hands of the Persian Shah alone, was valued at ¿647-
500,000, or very near 9400,000,000! It consisted
principally of money and jewels, and the remainder
was aiade up of rich stuffs and furniture, warlike wea-
pons, &c. The celebrated "Peacock Throne," on
which the mogul emperors were wont to sit in state,
and which, from its immense value and gorgeous beau-
ty—for it was literally made up of precious stones—
was theK wonder of the oriental world, fell into the
hands of Nadir, who also carried with him, on his re-
turn to Persia, near 20,000 elephants, camels, and hor-
ses, together with crowds of skilful artificers, &c.—An
amount almost as great as that acquired by the Shah, is
supposed to have fallen into the hands of the Persian
officers, or ío have bepn \vantonly destroyed bj them,
during their military operations, or whilé engaged in
plundering the unfortunate inhabitants.
The amount of human suffering which the Persians
inflicted upon the country which they invaded, was on
a scale as great as the plunder which they reaped.—
For upwards of seven successive hours, the great city
of Delhi, the capital of the Mogul empire, was ravish*
h ulk with via
flesh. The crisi
lake swarmed with
sued between the
fiercest of the new
possible for such
to move soswifUy,or i
gigantic claws sim "
with awful r
ceeded in sound
irresistible ferte. . f ^
codiles was knocked oah^s
first possessor óf tfre carrion;
his feet, he was ripped dowa _ r ,
his rival's daw, and Ins entrails wet*
and cast upon
crocodiles, who had ctoed alooTfroos the
tween the chiefe or potentates jot iÚm
upon the wounded oneland devours
voracity, the psnting éntrala of the yet
So tenacious of life is the croeodUs tribe,
several hours elapsed before I finally
the half-eaten wretch was yet stive aad
proached him, menaced me wstb his enva
The conqueror disdalaed te touch his '
snd turned to his noMe prey, the dead
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