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qhcfed jJocfrtt. Jt ST AM OF OLD. I paw my love in dream? I.it night I'aM nn the S"Ieriine. moon-lit moon-lit moon-lit lnnl. Tbe lire-lrm lire-lrm lire-lrm in her di'ST eyes bright, A rcmobii'l in her rofie-leiif rofie-leiif rofie-leiif hamln. Ami ronml me. as I nearer .-teiiel. .-teiiel. .-teiiel. I felt her ft arm- arm- teal ami fold. While cIm again! my heart .""he crct. Just an of old. Tie gay dawn broke, my love was Rone. The tolden dream wan part nnl dead: I got me to tbeehnrehyard lone Wherein my love lay bnried. I found a headstone, sray with ycar. I bowed me to the morn niit3 cold, I wept, and knew she saw my tear. Ju.H as of old. Rut ever whil.- whil.- I live alone. Thin comfort come nnd.Motlie my care We two may meet, when all is done, ParofTin Heaven" trardeo fair: And by the light above, beyond. Ch.vtened. ea-!i ea-!i ea-!i other' face behold. Stitinleiui. more pure, but true and fond. Just as of old. gchttcil Ji?f. THE FIRST JAYHAWKER I5Y JAM ICS IIAXWAY OI' USE. Fkankmn Co., Nov. 2C, 187-. 187-. 187-. Ei. JornxAL: A reader of the Home Journal writes : "A friend in the East desires to know how and when the term "Jayhawker" originated, &c I remember seeing an article from your pen several years ago, on this subject, hut have forgotten the particular. Would you he kind enough to relate it again, as it would be interesting to others who have not seen it, &e. Yours, &c." The county of Miami, or rather that Iiortion of it known as the historic vil-agc vil-agc vil-agc of Ossawatoiuie, is entitled to the credit which belongs to the introduction introduction of a new word into our vocabulary. vocabulary. TIIIC TIC KM ' '.I A Y 1 1 A W K ICR." The future historian of the early days of Kansas might be troubled to find the etymology of this term, for Webster in his unabridged does not give us any light on the subject ; there-lore there-lore there-lore it would be a grave omission in one who lived in Kansas at the time Ihis new word was coined, and who had the honor of being personally acquainted acquainted with the author. who gave it birth to omit so important a duty as the making of the circumstance known. There will alwa3s be some little difference difference in the detail of any event 'which has transpired, especially when no one attaches any importance to it nt the time of its occurrence. We give it as related to us by a friend who was at the time a resident of the village of O.-sawatomie. O.-sawatomie. O.-sawatomie. In the summer of 1850, during the troubles which existed throughout Kansas, an individual by the name of Pat Devlin was seen entering the village village of Ossawatomie, Miami county, lie was riding a horse or mule, and loaded with no inconsiderable amount of articles, of various character, which entirely covered his beast. A neighbor accosted him in a familiar manner, "Pat, you look as if you had been out on an excursion." "Yes," said Pat, "I have been out jayhawking." Not fully fully understanding the meaning of the term "Jay hawking,", he inquired of Pat Devlin what he meant, l'at, who was a bold Free .State man, replied that he had been foraging off the enemy enemy meaning the pro-slavery pro-slavery pro-slavery party. He then, like a true lexicographer, ex- ex- dained the meaning of the word "jay-lawker." "jay-lawker." "jay-lawker." He said in Ireland there was a bird called the jayhawk, which , worried its prey before devouring it. j From this" little incident, "from the j reedy shores of the Mara is des Cygues," I has spr ung the term of "Jayhawker," a term which was adopted throughout the territory to designate the practice which existed for many years along the border between the Free State aud pro-slavery pro-slavery pro-slavery parties, of foraging, one from the other. The term Jayhawker is a rival term to "Marauder." it is of similar import, and now threatens to displace its old ally from the vocabulary of western phrases. In former days there was a family by the name of Merode, famed in the Netherlands, but one of its members became more successful in his exploits of making forays iuto the enemies country country than in hs victories gained over his euemy in open conflict. It was from these plundering expeditions the term "marauder" owes its origin. Difficulties and roubles continued for several years in the counties of Linn and Bourbon after a state of peace existed in other portions of the Territory, Territory, v The Free State party found a bold leader in the person of Cape James Montgomery. They were organized into a military company, having their secret signs of "recognition ; they became became a power which checked the arbitrary arbitrary usurpations of the miuions.of slavery, and became an object worthy of recognition of the ruling powers at Washington. As the name of "J&y-hawkers" "J&y-hawkers" "J&y-hawkers" was a term of reproach, this was given them by "the law and order party," as the border ruffian element were pleased to style themselves. ' The term "Jayhawker" soon became of general application, and not only were Montgomery and his men called "Jayhawkers," but several years after, when the 7th Kansas regiment was or- or- gani.ed, with Oil. Jennison at its head, the term was generally considered as one K;cnliarly appropriate, from the fact that the colonel of the regiment had been one of the lieutenants of Col. Montgomery, and consequently a true representative of the Free State men who figured during the eventful period period of the bonier difficulties. Senator Ingalls, in. an article published published in the Kansas Magazine, April 1872, gives a short sketch of a character character well known and remembered- in southeastern counties, by the name of Cleveland, but whose real name was Charles Metz This man is presented as "the last of the Jay ha wkers." The writer says, "He continued his exploits for some months, but was finally driven driven to bay in one of the southern" counties, counties, ami attempting to let himself down the side of a precipitous ravine, was shot by a soldier from above, the ball entering tinder his arm and passing passing through the body." The place where Cleveland was killed, was on Pottawatomie creek about three quarters quarters of a mile south of the village of Os-sawatomie. Os-sawatomie. Os-sawatomie. It is certainly a remarkable coincidence coincidence that the place which gave birth to the name of "Jayhawker" should also also be tho spot where the last of the "Jayhawkers" met his death. Pat. Devlin was killed in the fall of 1159, in Aurora, Colorado Territory.- Territory.- He was on a drunken spree, and while riding through Ferry street fired into the window of a house, the owner of which fired at him as he was returning, returning, and he fell dead. Thus the jut and lat of the "Jayhawkers" came to their death by the hand of violencc- violencc- a fit reward for their daring exploits in gaining "property in the name of liberty. Jstiv. Journal. Ijliscclhmvoiis. The Jews. Some curious, and in some respects surprising, particulars have lately been collected and published in a .French paper respecting the Jews. Although the Israelites hold such an important place in trade, commerce and finance, and are to be met with in every quarter quarter of the world, it appears that they are to be found in least numbers in some of the most commercial countries, aud in most numbers in some of the least prosperous and enterprising State. Moreover, widely as they are scattered, and numerous as they appear appear to lie, it seems from the statistics in question that the census of the whole race falls short of five millions of souls. In France, where there exists little or none of the stupid oa barbarous prejudice prejudice against the Jews which prevails in some countries, and where one wo'd think there was a wide field for the peculiar talent of the race, there are oijy 40,000 Jews. In ail America, apparently a still more favorable conn-try, conn-try, conn-try, there are only one hutrdred and twenty thousand Israelites. On the other baud, in wretched, un prosperous and down-trodden down-trodden down-trodden Poland the Jews are to be found in greatest number, one, out of every seven cf the inhabitants inhabitants being a Hebrew. One can understand understand that there should be few Jews in Spain, but it is surprising that they should be almost as rare in Belgium. In Sweden they are comparatively few JevObut they abouud in Hamburg, Austria, and lloumania in the proportion proportion of one to every t went'-four went'-four went'-four inhabitants. inhabitants. In Austria and Hamburg there is abundant employment for their talents, but in Roumania there cannot be any great scope for their commercial and financial instincts. Ireland always boasts of being the only only country in the world" in which the Jews were never persecuted and, indeed,-whether indeed,-whether indeed,-whether indeed,-whether at home or abroad, the Irish always manifest a.certain respect for the Israelites-but Israelites-but Israelites-but Ireland has hardly hardly had the opportunity of persecuting the race, for even at the present day there are not three hundred Jews iu the whole country. Norway stands lowest after Ireland on the list, there only being .twenty-five .twenty-five .twenty-five Jews in that country. Au interesting addition to these statistics (if it were possible to secure secure it) would be the amount of wealth in the hands of the less than five millions millions of Jews that abide upon, if they do not merit, the earth. Considering the enormous wealth possessed by only a few well known .individuals of the race, such a return would doubtless show a high average per head. London London Times.- Times.- About this time expect signs of a severe or mild winter to be pointed out by those estimable persons whose peculiar peculiar folly takes the direction of weather weather wisdom. The muskrats have dug holes with bay windows and rear extensions extensions on them, but, on the other hand, the beavers do not appear to consider consider the prospects of a severe wieter worth more than an average dam. The ground hogs bave laid in more than their usual supply of cord wood, and the red squirrels r.re putting op double windows, but the bark on the north-east north-east north-east side of dogs is not as thick! as usual, and the crows have deferred purchasing passage - tickets till after New Year's. Altogether the signs are contradictory, and not likely to induce a downward movement in coal. Chicago Chicago Tribune. New Bedford is said to bave but one whaler left a schoolmaster. a if

Clipped from The Oskaloosa Independent11 Dec 1875, SatPage 1

The Oskaloosa Independent (Oskaloosa, Kansas)11 Dec 1875, SatPage 1
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