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ATTORNEY ANT) COUNSELLOR AT
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C. T. Holloway,
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W. II. Cook,
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B V ANSON O. CHKSTFS.
Tlie eldost has not finished yet
The third of life's young years,
His eyes are blue as violets,
And bright as Evening's tears (
His hair is golden as the beams
That usher in the dawn,
And softer than the tassels are
That plume the growing corn ;
His voice is sweeter to my ear
Than lutes or woodland streams j
It rings amid my cares by day
And echoes In my dreams.
He has a hundred pretty ways
Which I delight to see ;
I love him next to Heaven and her
Who gave the child to mej
And when he nestles to my heart
And calls me by my name
The only name he knows for me
I sigh no more for fame j
But think that, having such a gem
To wear upon my breast,
Contented should I be to pave
The chaplets for the rest.
My other darling'B little life
In montlu is counted yet ;
His eye is lustrous as a star
And black as burnished jet;
His hair is brown, like forest leaves,
When Autumn's'frosts begin j
Four teeth have blossomed in his mouth,
A dimple dents his chin j
His smile is like the smile that plays
Upon a cherub's face
He is a cherub, though he makes
My home his dwelling place.
No fear that we shall entertain
"An angel nnawarfl" -
That heavenly look upon his face,
That glory on his hair,
Remind us whence the darling came,
And bid us not forget
That he who lent the child to us
Will come to claim him yet.
Buffalo, May 20, 180(5.
The Charter Oak.
A dirge, a dirge for the brave old oak,
That helped to make us free !
Let the vallies ring with the echo woke
By a dirge for the fallen tree !
It has stood for centuries, strong and bold,
Its broad arms stretching high ;
And its lofty head, as it swayed, has told
The tale of our liberty.
Far back in the years, in its early morn,
It was held a sacred thing ;
And the red man watch'd, to plant his corn;
Its leaves as they oped in Spring.
And when in our fathers' fiery zeal
They struggled to be free,
It held in its massive trunk the seal
Of our sacred liberty.
It was green to the last, and towered high
As it rocked in its ancient pride,
And it seemed a champion of freedom and
As it tossed its strong arms wide.
And we thought, as we looked on its noble
Uprearing to the sky,
That while it could battle with wind and storm
Our liberty could not die.
It fell the sturdy tree at last,
When a tempest wild did blow,
But, falling, it faced the angry blast,
And bowed, to meet its foe I
Then a dirge, a dirge for the brave old oak,
That helped to make us free I
Let the vallies ring with the echo woke
By a dirge for the fallen tree I
A little lid luck is beneficial now nnd
then: If Patrick Henry had not failed
in the grocery business, it is not at all
probable that he would ever have been
heard of as an orator. lie might have
become celebrated, but it would not have
been for his eloquence, but the great
wealth ho acquired by a speculation in
bar soup and ax handles. Roger Sher
man became a signer of the "Declaration
of Independence" for no other reason
than that he could not make a living at
shoeinaking. lie cut hi bristles and
staked his "all" on the "rights of man."
The consequence was that the same indi
vidual who found it bootless to make
shoes, in a few years became a living
power in our nwolufion.
NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER (!, 18"(.
Too Itlut'li ItiisiiiesR.
This is a world of indexible commerce ;
nothing is ever given away, but every
thing is bought and paid for. If, by ex
clusive and nbsoluto surrender of our
selves to material pursuits, we material
ize the mind, we lose that class of satis
faction of which the mind is the region
and resource. A young man in business,
for instance, begins to feel the exhilera
ting glow of success, and deliberately de
termines to abandon himself to its deli
cious whirl. He says to himself, "I will
think of nothing but business until I have
made so much money, and then I will be
gin a new life. I will gather round me
books, pictures and friends. I will have
knowledge, taste, and cultivation, the per
fumes of scholarship, and winning speech
and graceful manners. I will see for
eign countries and converse with accom
plished men. I will drink deep of the
fountain of classic lore. Philosophy shall
guide me, history shall instruct me, anp
poetry shall charm me. Science shall
open to me her wonders. I shall then
remember my present life of drudgery as
one that recalls a dream when the morn
ing has dawned." He keeps his self
registered vow. He bends his thoughts
downwards and nails them to the dust.
Every power, every affection, every taste,
except those which his particular occupa
tion calls into play, is left to starve. Over
the gates of his mind ho writes in letters
which he who runs may read, "No ad
mittance, except on business." In time
he reaches the goal of his hopes, but now
insulted nature begins to claim her re
venge. That which was once unnatural
is now natural to him. The enforced re
straint has now become a rigid deformity.
The spring of his mind is broken. He
can no longer lift his thoughts from the
ground, Books and knowledge, and wise
discourse add the amenities of art, and
the cordiality of friendship are like
words in a strange tongue
To the hard
smooth surface of his soul, nothing ge
nial, graceful or winning, will cling, lie
cannot even purge his voice of its fawn
ing tone, or pluck from his face the mean,
money-getting mask which the child does
not look at without ceasing to smile.
Amid the graces and ornaments of wealth,
he is like a blind man in a picture gal
lery. That which he has done he must
continue to do ; he must accumulate rich
es which he cannot enjoy, and contem
plate the dreary prosps of growing old
without anything to make age venerable
or attractive, for age without wisdom and
without knowledge, is the winter's cold
without the winter's fire.
The following anecdote I relate on the
authority of Wilson: "A box," he says,
"fitted up in the window of the room
where I slept, was taken possession of by
a pair of wrens. Already the nest was
built, and two eggs laid, when one day,
the window being open, as well as the
door, the female wren, venturing too far
in the room, was sprung upon by the cat,
and destroyed. Curious to know how the
surviving wren would act in the circum
stances, I watched him carefully for sev
eral days. At first he sang with great
spirit. This continued for an hour or
two. After this, becoming uneasy, he
wejit off for an hour. On his return, he
chanted again as before, and went to the
top of the house, stable, and weeping
willow, so that his mate would hear him ;
but, seeing nothing of her, he once more
visited the nest, ventured cautiously into
the window, gazed about with suspicious
looks, his voice sinkijig into a low, bad j
tone, as he stretched his neck in every
direction. Returning to the box, he
seemed for some minutes quite at a loss j
what to do, and soon weut off", as I thought, I
altogether, for I saw no more of him that '
j day. Toward the afternoon of the second
day, he again made hi appearance in
company with another female, who teem-1
ed exceedingly shy, and, though not until
after great hesitation, entered the lux. '
A .1.:., i. . i I
. i mis iuihik iu aie nine nuuvrr aeeiueu
.as though he would warble his very life
out with jv.
A lliirmese ItoMimon Crusoe.
Rangoon, June 20. A Hurmnn ar
rived here a few days ngo, having been
picked up by a Chinese junk at sea, in a
small boat by himself, nliout ninety miles
east of "Tavoy. The man's history of
himself is a strange one. He was one of
six men who proceeded, nlxwt ieven
months ngo, in a !oat from Tavoy to one
of the Preparis islands, named Bundur.
Their object was to obtain a cargo of
cocoa nuts. It is an understood and ac
knowledged rvde among the Ilurmese
tribes that inhabit the western coasts of
Tenasserim, that the first party arriving
at any of these islands have the sole right
and title to the cocoa nuts of the season.
A day or two after the Tavoy men had
reached the island of Bundur, a party of
the Moulin ien men arrived at the same
place for the same purpose, and were of
course somewhat annoyed to find the Ta
voy men had arrived before them. They
asked to be allowed to halves in the nuts,
but the Tavoy men insisted on their right
to the whole, nnd told the Moulmein men
they might get the cocoa nuts from the
neighboring small island of Wa. The
Moulmein men went and returned the
snme day, saying there were no nuts
worth having, and said they would re
main on the island of Bundur, nnd would
take what were left by the .Tavoy men.
This was accordingly settled between
them. It seems that nuts could only be
obtained in fine weather, or from some
reason or another, they did not try to get
any when it rained, but fished for sea
slugs instead, a fish highly prized by
the Chinese, and fetching a good price
where there are Chinamen. One rainy
day, ns the Tavoy men were fishing,
three being on the sea shore, and threo
in the water, the Moulmein men made an
nttiick on thpm with muskets and daws.
The three Tavoy men on shore were
killed, and the three in the water, of
whom the narrator was one, being fired
at, swain out to sea. Two of these, after
swimming some hours, sank, and the
third and only survivor, being a very good
swimmer, floated on his back, and while
so, stilted he went to sleep and awoke in
the middle of the night, finding that the
tide was drifting him into the island
again. He regained the shore before it
was light, and finding, as he stumbled
along the shore, a hollow trunk of a tree
standing upright, with a hole at the top,
he got into it, and that tree actually was
his place of concealment for six months.
He could see through a chink in the tree
when the Moulmein men went abroad,
and managed to get cocoanuts when he
knew they were not about. The kernel
was his food, and the water or milk his
drink. At last he found his enemies had
gone, and in venturing abroad and going
round the island he perceived that they
had taken both boats with them. He de
clares that one night he dreamed that in
a certain part of the island that there was
lying a small boat, and on proceeding the
next morning to the spot he found it.
This seems like romance, but the man
gave his evidence in a calm manner to
the magistrate here, Dr. Martin, and had
told the same story exactly to the captain
of the Chinese junk, as soon as he came
to himself after being taken on board, for
he was at first too agitated to say any
thing. To continue the strange narra
tive, our Robinson Crusoe remembered
that one of his comrades had broken the
bla!. of his knife in opening a cva nut,
and hail thrown it down in a particular
spot. He found the knife on the ground
among the grass, and though the blade
was broken, managed to cut a rudder and
ama,t. These he attached to the little
boat, and taking i supply of cocoa nuts
with him, started for Tavoy, Wing guided
by the sun by day, and the stars by night.
He was proceeding on his course when , "on the bread platform of the principles
he was nicked up by the junk. The of '9S, and palsied be mine arm if I de
truth of the man's story was partly con- sert uu f "You stand on nothing of the
fir ned in court, for oue of me native of -
ficiab connected therewith, told the mag-
istrate that his wife, who had lately re-
turned from MiMiIiii'Mii, had mentioned
him that the wife of the person whom our
Crusoo limned as tho head of the Moul
mein crew, had lately come out in very
costly garments, nnd that her daughters
were nlso very richly dressed, ami that
it was generally known that the man had
made lately a very successful expedition
to one of the Preparis Islands, and had
brought bnck a rich boat load of cocoa
nuts. Robinson Crusoe has been sent to
Moulmein to identify the murderers,
whom he knows by name as well as by
appearance. Conceive their horror and
amazement when they are confronted
with the man they must have lung ago
considered drowned and dovoured by
sharks. Time will show whether the
man's story turns out true. His narra
tive was clearly and dispassionately given.
Old Judge Colo, of Texas, was char
acterized by his attachment to that se
ductive beverage called peach and honey,
and by his hatred of whiskey and whiskey
drinkers. While holding a court at Aus
tin, two men were brought up on a charge
of a drunken affray. It was a plain rase ;
the row had occurred in the public street,
in open day, and there were fifty wit
nesses to the whole transaction. So the
two delinquents pleaded guilty, by the ad
vice of the counstl, and threw iheinbelves
upon tho mercy of the Court. They
were then brought up for sentence sepa
rately. "You are guilty of an affray," growled
"Yes, your Honor," whined the offend
er, not a little scared.
"Drunk, I suppose," grunted the Judge.
"Yes, your Honor," murmured the
prisoner, with some faint hope that having
been drunk would mitigate the punish
ment. "Drunk on rye whiskey, too, I'll war
rant," roared the Judge in a voice of
"Yes, your Honor, drunk on rye whis
key." "Mr. Clerk, record a fine of fifty dol
lars against this man," cried the Judge,
"and send him to jail for sixty days. I
shall fine the next one who is guilty un
der such aggravating circumstances a
hundred dollars, and send him to jail for
This was poor comfort for the unfor
tunate customer who was waiting his turn,
and now came forward with fear and
trembling. As he passed along by his
lawyer, that thoughtful gentleman whis
pered in hi3 ear "When the Judge asks
you what you got drunk on, tell him on
peach and honey." He took his stand.
"You, too, are here for an affray,"
growled the old Judge," gnashing his
teeth, as if he would like to bite tho cul
prit at the bar.
"Yes, your Honor."
"Drunk, too, I suppose."
"Yes, your Honor ; sorry to say it
drunk very drunk."
"Drunk on rye whiskey, too, I sup
"Oh, no, your Honor ; I never drink
whiskey. I got drunk on peach and
The Judge's features relaxed in an in
stant. Leaning forward and raising his
spectacles, he contemplated the offender
with interest, and then, with something
like tenderness, blandly said "Ah ! sir,
peach and honey, eh! that's a gentle
manly drink, sir. The Court sympa
thises with you, sir, and does not regard
vour offense as vcrv serious. Mr. Clerk.'
! he C0I1,inued. in a softeninir tone, "enter
j a fine t)f one donar against genUe.
! ai aml disfhnrge him on payment of
"I stand," said a western stump orator,
( kind," interrupted a little shoeuiaker in
i'ie crowd: "You stand in my boot., that
you never paid me for, and I want the
This is the first thing an editor should
get by heart. If Mr. Slocum threatens
to withdraw his patronage, because you
criticised Trof. Drnw's lecture on the
onion question, don't worry but tell him
to go ahead and do it. If Mr. Bullion
writes yon an insulting letter, saying that
if you don't stop writing about the Did
dletcn Railroad, he will ruin you with a
lawsuit don't worry, but dare him to try
it on. If Mr. Smith threatens to "cave
your ugly head in" because you mention
ed that "his son Bob" was sent to the
Toml, for pelting a street lamp with
brick-bits don't worry, but tell him you
love the law, yon dine on a salad made of
red tape and sealing wax. If Mr. Silk
approaches you with a horse pistol "that
kicks," audi offers to blow your brains out
if you ever again allude to his visits to
Mrs. Demure don't worry about it, but
tell him to blaze away. Aguin wo say,
never woriy. If you do, you are no
more calculated for an editor, than a
quaker is for marino hornpipes.
A '"Tall" nearer.
Naturalists have remarked that the
squirrel is continunlly chattering to his
fellow squirrels in the woods. This, we
have every reason to suppose, arises from
tlint animal's love of gonsip, us lie is no
j toriously one of the greatest tail bearers
tmong Ins tribe.
A beggar asking Dr. Smollett for alma,
lie gave him through mistake a guinea.
The poor fellow, on perceiving it, hob
bled after him to return it ; upon which
Smollett returned it to him, with another
guinea as a reward for his honesty, ex
claiming, at the same time, "What a
lodging has honesty taken up with !"
The SfexT Police.
Our new Mayor is a funny fellow, as
will be seen by an examinaticn of his
police appointment. He has evidently
been guided in his selections by a regard
to curious nomenclatures. We have been
told that the following arrangement has
been made to secure the right men in the
John Glaze, is to look after broken
John Saphead, will attend to the young
gentlemen of West Walnut street.
Peter Axe, will be atttched to the Hook
and Ladder Company.
Wm. Hammer, will superintend the
James Gamble, will devote himself to
the thimble riggers.
John Swift, will act as special Runner.
Conrad Yearly, will wait on the ex-
Mayor every New Years Day, with the
compliments of the season."
P. Linden will keep the worms off the
Veneer Doesey will wake up his fel
low officers whene'er Jozy. Philadel
A woman of excellent sei se, and some
what of a satiric turn of mind, was asked
if she really intended to marry Mr. ,
adding that Mr. was a good kind of
a man, but so very singular. "W11," re
plied the lady, "so much the better if ho
is rery much unlike other men, he is
more likely to make a good husband."
An eminent savant was introduced at
an evening party to a rather pert young
ady. "Oh, Mr. ," she said, "I am
delighted to meet you ; I have so long
wished to see you." "Well, said the
man of science, "and pray what do you
think of me, now that you have seen me V
"You may be rery clever," was the an
swer, "but you are nothing to look at.
Each moment makes thee "dearer," as
the partniuoiuous tradesman said to his
"What plan," said an actor to another,
"shall I adopt to (ill the house at my ben,
fitl" "Invite your creditors," was tb
surly reply. i
The Russians cannot be so badly off, a
! all have lately had change of a sovereign,
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