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About The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1872)
TUIAY, .r.VXl-ARY 1, Iftl
stamps have beeu lmk&
bv the Fiji Government.
Bridgeport, Conn., produce)
chicken p'e nfiJ Wt k diameter.
- Fiftv-seven iiCWKpupors are now i
published hi l'mis. 1ST
A stitute o' sh ik- iK'are is to be
erected hVfark I.atw, London.
The question offence or no fence
is being discussed in California.
Fifteen thousand public schools
have recently beeu organized in
Pia'mcikv, R. I., has a dog on
its police force one of the most
efficient members. .
At the liirniiham, hug., uojjf;t
show, recently held, over nine hun
dred dogs were exhibited.
Queen Victoria has given 300
to the children of Dr. Livingston,
from the Royal JJonnty Fund.
A proposition has been made to
annex the l'iji Islands to New South
Twenty-five deaths from the
small pox occurred in New York
during the week which ended on the
On the 10th ot Decemlier at.
Paris the thermometer registered
121 dog. below freezing point, the
greatest cold known Miiee 1789.
At a recent ) '( publican caucus at
Columbus, Ohio, John A. Sherman
was unanimously nominated for re
election to the I ". S. Senate.
The Santa Rota, California, peo
ple are circulating a subscription
paper for stock to establish a woolen
mill in that place
A bill has boen introduced into
the Australian Legislature to enable
married women to acquire and hold
The body of a dead Chiimman
was rccenl'y fotuid near Yreka,
with five pistol balls in it suppos-
od to have lieen murdered by his
. . . .
10,000,000 do,eu corsets were
imported into tlie United States in
1870.. Near St rasburg there are 1 r
.r)00 hand looms employed in weav
ing corsets for "consumption" in the
Sirs. Schnabele, of Treka, Cal.,
recently died instantly from the
effect of taking chloroform in a
dentists office to have lier teeth ex
tracted.. Site left a husband and
five children, the youngest child
lieing but three months old.
Territorial Delegates recently
waited upon the President and
made a request that liereafter selccr
tions for Territorial officers be mado
from citizens of the Territories. The
President stated that lie had sug
gested to the Civil Service Com
mission to incorporate 'such a pro
vision. How to Ruts a Sox. Let him
have his own way?
1. Allow him free use of money.
2. Sutler him to roam wlicre he
pleases on the Sabbath.
3. Give him full access to wicked
i. Call him to no account of his
5. Furnish him with no stated
The late Hon. John Smith, of
New York, used to start for Wash
ington with a single clean collar
in his hat, which made his entire
change of linen. On reaching Wil
liard's Hotel, tlie porter asked,
"Shall I carry your luggage to your
room, sir?" To which the Hon.
John gracefully removed bis hat,
exhibited that solitary collar to the
porter's bewildered gaze, and po
litely replied : "Thank you, I can
do it myself 1" On another occasion,
arriving at Jersey City from Wash
ington, after going on the terry
boat, some one iuquiredof John,"is
your luggage aboard? "Yes,"
"Where w it?" "Well, here I
stand in the center of iff" which
was an accurate statement of the
' 'Hie One Tenu Prlnrlplc.
Senator Sumner's bill to restrict
the ocuiipaMy "of the 1 'resUsuiial
very plain criticisms from the Mas- ,
sachusetts press, as well as from
the Republican press b) general ;
throughout the land. It is aifar-
out iWnfeitlirtt t!ic Massachusetts '
Senator in presenting such a bill, at
this particular juncture, was iulln-
encod by a motive of hatred to
President Crant, an'l this bill was j
infentwf 'to gratify that feeling.
The logic, however, upon which ;
the Senator based his plea for the
passage of the bill, may- have j
taken a wider application than he
intended Ot requires but little as. j
tuteness to we that the same argn. !
incuts wlijc.li may be accepted sulii- j
cient to justify the restriction to one
term in the case of the Presidency, J
will akivjith cmal force to the j
office lit seTiator and 1'epresentative, j
in tnef mil' imbu'i. liflic It I
(IB , lf VV. " J.'J,V x... -
is unsafe for a President to re
main in office longer than one term,
so it is tor .a Senator, or a Congress
rtan. So far as tlie evils are con.
ccrued which grow out of thctexer
cke of the appointing power, or the
dvil service, the President is far
less to blame than the Senators and
Representatives, through whose
rwwrnmendation tHQCt of tlie offices
are tilled. Ifit is a fact, as implied
by this restrictive measure, that a
eontimisfiee in office has a tendency
to make men corrupt and reckless,
and therefore unsafe, custodians of
our Kepubiienn institutions, Sumner
must 1 a very dangerous Senator,
measured by this rule, having serv
ed in the eapaeity of Senator for tlie
last twenty-two years. To have
acted in tlie past in accordance with
his present views, ho "should have
refused a second term. To 1 con
consistent now, lie should resign at
once. He would not content to do
tlat, of eourse, his present object
simply being to prevent On. Giant
from becoming the next President
The Trenton, N. J., 1'ank was
robbed by five burglar on the
evening of Jan. 27th. The loss is
supposed to be about f lOO.000.
At New Bedford, Mass., on the
21st inst., seven boys attempted to
cross the Acusmct river on the ice.
The ice broke and two sons of Win.
Williamson, aged 10 and 12, and
two sons of Wm. Smith, aged 10
and 13 were drowned. The other
boys were saved.
The Union Capo Foundry of
Long & Co., Louisville, Ky., was
destroyed by fire on the 21st. Loss
$175,000; insurance $10,000. It
was one of ti.; most extensive pie
foundries in tlie United States and
had a capacity for 27,000 .tons of
metal annually. y
The llomh states tliat the city
ofXeirark has been swindled by
contractors out of a large amount
of money by frauds very similar to
the recent Tammany robberies.
A scheme for the improvement
of the Wabash river and the com
nection of its headwaters by canal
with Lake Michigan is lieing urged
upon the attention of Congress.
Johnny Clem, "tnc drummer hoy
of Sliiloh," called en President
Grant a few days ago to tender his,
thanks for his 'appointment to a
Second Lieutenancy iu the 24th
The amount refunded to the
States for expenses in raising volun
teers from 1861 to 1871 is $89,000-1
000. Balances claimed ou suspend
ed accounts is $5,500,000.
The President does not intend to
intcltire witlAhe purchase of San
Tlie Jacksonville Sentinel gays that
tlie effect of the reported location of
tlie railroad through that valley caused
great excitement ou Butte creek, and
the Inhabitants rushed to town all bent
on securing the town site location.
Tltere Is a rumor In Jacksonville that
some three hundred and fifty German
Republicans, from Indiana, have se
cured a valuable tract of land on Little
Butte creek, where they propose to lo
cate next summer.
Junction City is growing
righting stilfoiitiimes in Mexi.
co. (juarao attacked t'ort inns'
forest) at Cbmargoon the 10th inst.
The ciivom house still refuse to
allow anything to pass into the
The diligences and mails from
the interior have discontinued in
anticiwtion of the fall of Comargo.
The reliels claim that Generals
Martlnes and Mnrango are besieg
ing tlie city of San Luis l'otosi, ami
Itultl portions of that State.
(ienerals Guerriera and (!orcen
de la Cadeni are Wsieging the city
of Seacitreas, and hold nearly all
lien. Horrege holds Durango, and
has sent 1,000 into, the States of
Coahuila and Xneva Leon.
It is evident that this city will
soon be surrounded by revolution
ists if not taken.
i".uiri: o.tvr .mewi.
Dining the year 1871 Coos Bay sent
13,(190 tons of coal to San Fninci-co.
It i-i stated that the old emigrant
road from Jacksonville In Klamath has
Ih'cii oihmi all winter. But little snow
fell iu Kliunalli country didn't later
fere with stock.
K. RttMell. former proprietor of tlie
Fiyato, sued the De Young's of the
Chtvuicle for libel, and the suit is now
under way in Sim Frand-H-Ov Tlie
ca-e attracts much attention among
Cob Benjamin V. Washington, of
San Francisco, is sick, and no hopes of
lis recovery is entertained, lie istdi-
tor of the Examinee,
Four young men went out In a sail
boat on the hay at Sin Francisco last
Sunday. A squall upset the boat, and
twoofthehi, Mr.. Kelly and Thomas
Murray, were drowned. Tlie other
j wo were saved by a passing vessel.
Murray was sole support ofa widowed
mother and five sister
During the quarter ending Decem
ber !at, l,sii5 emigrants arrived tit the
port of Sau Francisco, of whom 1.C9G
were males and lift) females.
Some :ukm Piute Indians Are gath
ered at the Walker Liver Reservation.
Xevada, in a very discontented state.
They are reported out of provisions,
and unless food is fnriiMied them trou-
liie is apprehended.
Tlie sentiment against the admission
of I' tali is growing more formidable
among Gentiles indjlheral IormonaJ.
The question lias assumed die diame
ter of lovalty to the (Jovenrment of the
Coifed States vs. the Mormon Church
An appeal will lie made to Congress.
A man iu Portland looked into the
window of tlie jail iu answer to a call
from within, and came near losing his
eyesight by having some injurious sub
stance thrown In his face.
The new schooner built at Tillamook
for the Portland trade, which sailed
for the latter place some Weeks ago, is
supposed to be lost. She was loaded
with potatoes, lnmlier and country
produce, and there were six persons
aboard, including Mr. Terwilliger, of
Tlie Portland Bulletin censures the
Jeuu4ike driving indulged in by driv
er, generally iu tliat city, and tails for
The charge of embezzlement prefer
red against J. S. Saimuons iu Port
land, resulted in the accused being
bound over in tlie sum of $1,000 to
await tlie action of the grand jury.
Tlie Young Men's Christian Associa
tion of Portland continue to have noon
From British Columbia we learn tliat
tlie British steamer Sparrowliawk was
still watching for tlie Fenians on the
Also, tliat fourteen miners endeavor
ing to reach the coast, via tlie Skeeua
river, came near fivcziug to death.
Two Imd to be abandoned at an Indian
Also, the dead bodies of Robert
Smith and two colored men, frozen to
death, have been found between Cari
boo and Omineca.
Tlie journals of Portland complain
of the cold weather.
A Washington correspondent of a
Boston paper says tliat the wife of Sen
ator orliett Is olc oftl,e beauties of
tho Capital, and that Mrs. Williams
is very handsome, with eyes of gray
and jet Mack hair.
A couple of horses, attached to a
iarm wagon, In which were seated four
children, ran away in Portland last
Sunday. Tlie Bnttetin says it was one
of the most exciting runaways that
ever took place in tliat city. During
the progress of the horses, more than
one spectator drew his revolver to
shoot the horses, with the hope of sav
ing the children. The team, however,
was Anally brought to a lialt through
the exertions of a Mr. Morrill, wno
sprang Into the wagon and got hold of
the reins as tlie horses were turning a
corner. None of the children were
I.tlumtiuiiiil lutercstk In Or; go.
Theeondiliou of our educational in-
tereitx are thus set .forth iu the report
ot Gen. Katun, Commis-ioncr of the i
Xafio.nil Bureau of Eduction t !
Washington, who visited Oregon Iat
Summer in an oiliciul capacity;
iu Oregon Educational sentiment i?
far less active tlwn iaCaliforuia. This
State, with O'J.OOO Apiare luUes i- klgui
than all New England by one liaif
with a population ot 85. UUtf, and a I
scIhmi! population of Hl.OUU. Iws free-'
public mIiooIs only in the cities of
Portland and Salem, and in the latter
they were made so during the slst
year. Ttiesvliool law-requires a tax to ;
be levied in every county, and by pro- j
vMon of tlie Constitution tlie Gov-j
ernor U made State Superintendent of
Public Instruction. Being so farscp
orated from their coadjutors In tin- j
other portions of the count i-y. the edn
caters in Oregon have received lilt
little sal iu their (Itnicult fasU. Tile
sentiment in favor ofattendingsClMals
of suMly, of tlie use and medna for im
inweiiH'iit. it is iHrt strong enough,
the opimrtitnklcs tor edlKwnon are en
tirely biii(liiu:iU', Hud tliere is ilauger
of tlieitate unless speedy action lie
taken. 'TtiC (."oniini-tsioiier ivconi
nieuijstln fcrying ofa local tax for
every eoinity iii addition to tlie State
tax aiid,ampinttiieut of Sftte Siijierin
tendent, wltci.se dutie shall he limited
to tltf ptomfton of education iu all its
biaiKliosUhrotigliout the State. The
interesting and rich mineml resouives
of tlie- State liave liad no systematicsd
cntitie Investigation. If the remarkable
eltbrts of a single Individual, Rev.
Thomas Condon, are excepted.
An immense levee Is to lie construct
ed on tlie Mississippi river, commenc
ing near Hannibal, Missouri, upon tlie
Illinois side, and following tlie river
hank a distance of over fifty-one miles
from tlie place of beginning which
enterprise, when completed, will re
claim for agricultural purposes over
one hundred thousand acres of land
now rendered almost useless by reason
of tlie annual overflow of (be Missis
sippi river. The laud to lie thus re
claimed i probably not worth, in its
present condition, over live dollars jier
acreiiionan average. Rht reclaimed
and devoted to agricultural purposes,
it will lie almost impossible to overes
timate its value, since it fertility is
inexhaustible, and its productiveness
almost nneqnaled by any tract, of soil
of eipuii extent upon the continent.
The Ohio State Senate, lieing Re
publican, lias passed a resolution ap
proving of the one-term principle for
the Presidency, which is advocated by
Mr. Sumner, and the sore-beads and
bolters rejoice thereat.
. . m .
Tweed's constituents request lilm to
either go to. the Senate or resign.
Tweed wants to buy two more legis
lators, it is said, and then he will be
AldeririaSi Glade, of Chicago, .was.
convicted of bribery a lew days since,
and sentenced on tlie 22d, to six months
hi the comity jail and to pay a fine of
Tlie letter, issued by the Governor
of tlie Provinces of Spain for the sup
pression of' tlie Internationa! Society,
fias evoked remonstrance from tlie
members in all parts of Spain.
Tliere seems to lie a big ''unpleas
antness" existing just af.this time lie
t ween the Governor of Nebraska and
tlie Legislature thereof.
A child of Mr. Cliiklers, of Samis
Valley, tumbled backward into a tub
of hot water, recently, ami was scalded
One. hundred men were recently
tried at Prescott, Arizona, for the kil
ling of Indians in April lat, ami were
, i i
Who says that literaryjabor is not
well paid f A periodical, whose sub
scription price is $1 per annum in ad
vance, oners tlie magazine for six
mouths for "the best short sketch."
All MRS. must be in before the 1st of
A religious contemporary has lieen
shown a nugget of pure gold weighing
85, taken from the Jesus Marie creek,
and congratulates its readers tlwt jtlie
name of the location hud soinethiig to
do with the good fortune of the own
ers. A Methodist minister alludes to the
Episcopal Church as a "younger sis
ter, a household pet, pretty, vlvsdous,
capricious ;. a tntle too found of dolls,
ant to be a little over-assumlnc. and
never so happy as when "playing-
mother to eiuer sisters. .
A statue of Horace Greeley Is to be
erected onposlte tlie statuje of frank
lin In New York dty. iffi.OOO liave
Tlie Government of Mexico declines
sending Ministers to tlie United States'
Spain, Germany and Italy, on ac
count or the expense.
Tlie widow of Gen. Robert E. Lee
petitions Congress to appropriate $300,
000 to purchase the Arlington estate
from Im r, and she will then grant Go
eminent a clear title.
Michael Hlggins, while drunk, fell
overboard from tlie whart in Portland
last Monday night, but was too drunk
to drown, and was saved.
A Mr. Lewis while returning to his
home from Portland on the Canyon
road last Monday night, was stopped
by two disguised men and robbed of
bis money and watch.
TIIE rut ISLAXli CAKS0B4LS.
Noticing the departure from ifttn
Frauclsco for Levuka of a brig of one
hundred teas burden, owne d by S. H.
Fuller, her captain, andS. A. St, John,
two veteran residents of the Frji Is
lands, the AD says:
Captain Fuller is tlie oMl'.st Ameri
can settler, having gone tliere from
Sydney over twenty years ago. Here
he alsocnuveyed ids Kiudlsli wife, and
liere be has a' large family of ehlklren,
who are truly native" and manor
Ikwii," During tiieirloiixre-'ideiice in
these faf-olf !-!es. theabOW namixl en-terpii-ing
spirits have been Mtrfebr
engaged in lmth ni.iratina aiMlagrieul
ftiral imrsuHS. Tlwy now ovn nd
joliung cotton plantations, which sire
lieiuc; sucirsTully and profitably culti
vated. Tlieir craft just about to -ail is
to be employed iu this budness, and
more pHrticularly in transporting la
borers and otheivtrom distant groups
to T.evuka. for no work can lie coaxed
or forced from tlie native FIjians, who
ridicule tlie idea of one so degrading
himself as to resort to manual labor,
lie has bis bread fiiiit. bis single and
si-ant garment, and his thatched cot,
ami he is content. The Working bees
come from Solomon's Island and 2Je
Hebrides. The cotton raiseTl Is pro
nounced in tlie Liverpool markets -u-,ciinr
to the Sen Island, and the last
commanded onedollar perpOimd. Tho
soil N a sandy loam, and day sub-soil
mixed with lava. The ualie laborers
on the plantations command S0 per
month, and there are some ,'),000 of
them employed on the Islands. Near
ly all of the foreigners are Eiurllsh. In
Levuka tliere aix1 700 inliabitants, and
Methodist Episcopal churches besides
a native mission. The religion is
mainly controlled by public policy.
Their present chief was formerly a
cannibal. When converted he hud 11.
000 followers. The human flesh-eating
chiefs are known as "Butchers.1!
Cannibalism still exist to an alarm
ing extent tlirougnoiit tye interior of
Vltelciie, an Maud ninety by sixty
mites in extent. Annual feasts are
gXeu to such chiefs as liave slain foes
in battle and performed (firing deed;.
At these disgusting carnivals the bod
ies of native lioys of twelve to fourteen
years of age only are eaten. From
earliest childhood those subjects are
fattened for the horrid feast, Theyare
fed w-holly updn fruits and vegetables.
V ben the day of slaughter rolls round,
two of the frotrt teeth are extracted
trom the mouth of tho cliild. These
are inserted m ft cum. witn wnicn
weapon tlie murder Is committed, the
teeth belng.driven deep Info the skull
of the helpless victim. Tlie body is
then dissected, entrails, etc., removed,
and afterwards' cut into suitable sized
steaks. These are rolled .in bread-fruit
leaves, placed In holes in the earth, and
baked for the least. The native hoy
flesh Is for the palates of the diiefs
onlv. That of tlie white man is con
sidered too salt y and smoky, a id is not
regarded as toothsome'. Captain t nil
er informs us tliat tbia-e are over one
hundred thousand cannibals on tlie is
land, and only last August two Scotch
men were eatitured and eaten by tlie
natives. Tliere is a prospect tliat this
Worse man neaniem-ai custom wm ne
ab ilLslied in thne, now that tlie enter
ing of civilization is foiving the Isir
barians to respect tiie white settle
ments. A Western editor thus discloses on a
uew suit :
"DisOfiSED. We have lately got a
new suit of clothes, and no man could
be more effectually disguised. Upon
lir-t putting it on we looked like neat
in a strange garret, and for a long
tune thought we were swapped on.
We went to the house and scared the
baby almost Into tits ; wife asked us if
we wanted to see Mt. Clark, and said
he was at the office; went there, and
pretty soon a mSn came hi with a
strip of pauerln his hand. He asked
if the editor was in ; told him we
thought not; asked him if he Wanted
to see him particularly ; slid he want
ed to pay that hill; told him we didn't
ehhikne'd lw in, business man lea.
We staried to the house again ; met a
couple of voimg ladies, oiie of whom
asked the other "what handsome stran
ger is tliat f" 1" 0llr dilemma we got a
friend to introduce us to our wife, who
is as proud of us now as she can lie."
The President telegraphed to Col.
W. II. Ewlng. commanding the de
partment of tlie Gulf, on the 22(1 inst.,
to hold Iris troops in readiness to sup
press a conflict of armed Iwdies of men,
should such'oecnr, mid guard the pub
lic property lroni pillage or destruc
tion, and keep this Department in
formed of your adion.
The Japanese ladies, having investi
gated the female attendants at tlie
Grand Hotel and compared them, iu
'their working clothes, with the ladies
conclwled' that the richer and the poor
er classes of American women, are di
vided by physical development, and
that the wealthy class are distinguish
ed frpm their less fortunate sisters by
a hump upon the back, something ut
ter the fashlonof tliedroniedary. Their
superstitions lead them to believe that
magic arts arc used to produce the
grow tli of this deformity upon the iicr
boiis of tlwse whose Wtalth Is acquired
In Jtheir later years. The simplicity
of these daughters of the Orient is
Pusasixo Commendation. A de-inure-lookhig
chap bailed a charcoal
neddler with the query : "Have you
sot cliarconi in vour waironr " e
sir," said the expectaut driver stop
pine his horses. "Tliat 's right," ob
scrvetl tlie demure clwp, with an ap
proving nod ; "always tell the truth
and people will respect yen." As he
hurried on, much to regret of the iietl
dler, who was getting out of the wag
on to look for a brick.
Tlie Grand Duke was at Toix-ka,
Ks., on the '2 d inst,
It is again reported tlwt Dr. Living
ston is olive.
Irtint by JtoiutUn Back.
The Elko M':-,-' :: teUUl the
Tommy Atkinson, well known to
tlie people of WkOk Iws bHMi Engaged
iu tlie slieep business during the pa-t
suninior, about ten wile? trpDi E'ko.
In the month 'of June twenty-five
head disappeared mysteriously from
Ins flock, and after scouring tlie coua
trv for weeks, came to the coaeln-in
that if not destroyed by wild animals,
they ld found their way Into some
butcher's stall, and, per eoa-epienee.
lost to him forever. Last v, ( '. IiIj
surprise was great to ,ksaru tlwt In
Lainollle Valiev his sheep had lioen
corralled there " indcr the following
ci'vumstar.ws : .lohn Walker, a re i
deut of the valley. Iisd noticed the ap-ix-arance
of a baiai of stteep w Inc
liillssevcr.il inoiiiings near bis farm,
chaperoned hy an amimal that appear
ed larger than an ordiuarj- buck, and
lie concluded to take his rule and pros
Hct tlie situation. Afterdating a
cirele of some distance, lie got elo e to
tlicin imouscrvcd aliont M yards
and discovered that the animal was a
buck mountain eheep, of Immense
size, and, taking deliberate aim at
him over the backs of the own brought
him down at tlie tlrst fire. The ani
mal dressed ciglity-tive ounds ; lib
horns were each nearly two feet long,
and he stood nearly the height of ids
Ixxly above the other sheep. The cws
proved to he, as aliove stated, the
property . of Tommy Atkinson, and
were lost last June. Seven bucks that
went away with the band were run otf
by the wild buck, but were found a few
days afterwards in the foot hills, and
driven to Mr. Walker's farm.
A COBHA IX 1.0 VE WITH A WOJIAN.
A very extraordinary and astonish
lug incident was lately reported to
have occurred a few miles from Bey
pore, tlie particulars of which are as
"A native female, of very attractive
appearance, of tlie carpenter caste,
wlillo sweeping the yard ot ligr House,
heard a hissing uoie behind lier. As
she turned to nee wlwt it was, she
found to her terror a large cobra ad
vancing towards her. Before she Imd
time to call anyone to her. assistance
or even to go from the place, the ser
pent darted at her like lightning, and
coiled round one of lier legs, and in the
twinkle of an eye darted "tilglier and
higher till it brought its open hood in
contact with lier woe, here moving it
to and fro like a screen. In this niti-
able and frightful position she had to
remain lor nearly two uays witnout
lieiiig able to lie or sleep. None but
lemaies couiu approactnier 10 leeo ner
with milk and plantains, when tlie
cobra turned its head one side and gave
lier ample time to nourish herself; but
on any man stepping Into tlie com
pound, tlie cobra would hiss fearfully
and tighten its lwld round lier laxly iu
such a manner as to make her feel
breathless. Many were tlie conjurers
.Who came to relieve her from this
frightful condition, but none succeeded
iu removing tlie huge serpent from her
person till bitterly, when a 'alr was
brought from the' interior, who, after
performing certain charms and spells.
succeeded iu disentangling tlie poor
womaii of her venomous lover. The
snake quietly 0$ back into tlie bu-h
whence it came, and the woman is
now doing well. Tlie above wonder
fid occurrence Is now a' general talk
among the natives of the ptafe.
Tho Salem Statesman says that Gov
ernor Graver Is always "passive"' hi a
game of euchre.
In Congress, Mr. Cole has presented
a memorial from tlx' Pacific coa-t ask
ing lor a uniform system of coinage.
The political troubles, in Louisiana,
between the Wannoutliites and the
Carterites are growing no better fast.
Upwards of 00,000 emigrants came
from Germany to the United States
James Gordon llcunet, Jr., Is men
tioned as the successor to Fisk as ol
onel of the Ninth Kegiment.
White tulleover white silk is the
ni03t fashionable for -brides-maids..
Seven young ladies of Oregon liave
just entered tlieir names as students at
the Boston Conservatory of Music,
are now tlie
A dwelling house in Salem caught
fire last Monday night, but was dis
covered in time to prevent a conflagra
tion. It is rumored that the Manhattan
Savings Institution has suspended.
A party of mischievous boys near
Kankakee, last week, staffed tin old
suit of clothes with straw, with sticks
of wood for legs, and buried it in the
ground. They then killed a couple of
chickens and spilled tlie blood plciite
ously over and hi the vicinity of tlie
grave. As tla-y expected, tlie grave
jind the blood was discovered, suspi
cions of murder 4ge entertained, the
Coroner was summoned, a jury -hn-panneled,
and an Inquest prepared for.
Coroucr, jury and bystanders all ae
knowledgtiwinselve -.sold'' when the"
straw dummy was exhumed
TlIK MASITACTI 'UK OF DWAUKS.
Making dwarfs and Ixggars is a enntw.
nion business in China. For the first,
a child of three or four years Is taken, t
ami a Heavy pon-emm vase is pin. over
him, so that tl head alone is free.
This is taken off every evening so
tlwt lie may steep, and is put on again
in tlie morning. Tlie child t!ius"ad
vauees in age in thls-inflexible mold
until lie can no longer grow. Then
the vase Is broken. The horrible .suf
ferings that must be experienced In
this process are even exceeded by the
practice In certain establishments hi
Pekln, where beggars voluntarily sub
mit to having tlieir eyes taken out and
their limbs broken in order to excite