Annotations for New Orleans Times-Democrat

  • “Stephen Crane” sketch

A staff artist has drawn cuts of a portrait Crane to create this illustration, although his/her identity is unknown.

  • “The Commodore” sketch

A staff artist illustrated this alleged picture of the Commodore, although his/her name is unknown.

  • heaved (from “TO FEEL LIKE FILIBUSTERS.”)

Printed as “heard” in the New York Press edition, possibly indicating the action of the people on board listening to the sound of the engine. Here, “heaved” more likely indicated the action of the engine.

  • Murphey (from “TO FEEL LIKE FILIBUSTERS.”)

Most likely an editorial misprint of “Murphy” as further down, the character was referred to as “Capt. Edward Murphy” and was also printed as “Murphy” in other editions.

  • grewsome (from “I HAVE THESE D-D FEELINGS”)

An obsolete spelling of “gruesome.” According to OED, “grewsome” apparently peaked in the first half of the 1800s, and was a descendant of “growsome.”

  • light-headed song sprang (from “THAT FLEE OVER THE BAR”)

Printed as “light-heartedness departed” in the New York edition. The New Orleans edition was the only edition to indicate that the crew members were singing. The Chicago Record edition printed the same texts as the New York Press, while the Chicago Tribune did not include these texts.

  • soapish (from “I HAVE THESE D-D FEELINGS”)

An obsolete word that means “somewhat soapy. Funny how the -ish version of the word has become obsolete, considering how we often we still use “ish” as a suffix for so many words to informally indicate “to some extent.” Who would have known? I used to think “ish” is a millenial-ish term.

  • “Jump in,” (from “MOST HARROWING HESITATIONS”)

Originally “Jump” in the New York Press edition.

  • Every muscle of him seemed to be turned into an elastic spring (from “MOST HARROWING HESITATIONS”)

Added by the editor.

  • lurched (from “THE FACE OF A LOST MAN”)

Changed from “turned.”