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so Matrimony lias been rendered a
fixed stale in Japan, divorces liav
n. car, or wr,po..,. !ingbeei) abolished. She don't be-
Murders in our country have be-; Heve in foolishness. While she is
come painfully frequent. Scarcely a rapidly adopting our railroad, tele
day elapses that does not give birth gph financial, commercial, raanu
to one or more harrowing instance, factoring, educational, etc, systems,
'Hie telegrams of a recent Monday j she very sensibly puts her foot
contained no less than tour cases of down emphatically upon our de
the Bioat aggravating description, paved social aud free-loveisms,
We seem to be passing through an ! which result annually in the scpara
era of thirst for blood. Many cit-! of so many of our husbands
Unit, even the boys, carry conceal- 81,(1 wive Just uk of it, reader,
ed weapons, and a very slight prov- Tl Courts of Ohio alone last year
ocation brings them into use, some-' granted one thousand and tic .'
times. It is not at all infrequent to divorces. If the same number
read of boy murderers. In a recent of divorces in proportion to popu
dispatch was an instance of a boy in ltiou granted in other States
New York, thirteen years of age,
shooting another of the same age
through the temple, resulting in
instant death. It is well-known
that some boys on this coast carry
pistols aud knives. We have been
told that some of our Albany boys
do this some who attend our
schools. This results, of course, I The Gni J Jury of Jacks0
from the example of older persona, j county hu il)dicted Scarfaced Char
They are men in miniature and ape Hooker jj Long Jira 0ue.
the example of men, especially in Ij Moz m Uoctor numphn.Vt
the direction of evil, f father car- U m j-m Regton ciarlev aml
nes a revolver or dirk, why may , )avp longing to Captai TackV
not the son? Now father ought ,)auJ 0, Mod(JC Ddiang) forrardev
not so to do. Tu the first place, it : in the first degree. Mrs. Brother,
is a violation of law, and a good ton and survivors of the Broth,
citizen prefers to obey the law. In erton fiunily) swore positively to
the second place, its possession is those Indians as the band who mas
associated with the idea of murder, ! mrf the wtt,ei8 on Lost Uiver in
which but awaits opportunity to j December last. It was supposed
commit. A deadly weapon carried the Sheriff would defer tha in
as a protection against a deadly en- ti,e matter until after the meeting
emy, in sudden anger may be used of the j..eace Commission.
against an offending friend. The
carrying of deadly weapons has in
duced many hasty murders, which
would never have occurred had not
they been in possession. In the
third place, its influence is bad upon
children and youth. They learn to
look upon the shedding of human j
blood with complacency, rather than
estimating it as the most terrible of
crimes. A bovthat swings to his
young back a loaded pistol, or i
thrusts iu his small belt a gleaming
dirk, will very likely fall a prey to
weapons as deadly, or spend j
wuurui uiamiouu hi prison, or
yield his ripening youth at the end
ot a rope. Then we Ixdicve it to
be a correct aphorism, that none
who are truly brave will feel the
need of such defenses. Certainly the
truly good will not. There is uoth
ing in our civilization here in
Oregon, especially in our city,
to justify the carrying of deadly
weapons. No grown )erson, much
less a boy, has need of them.
If parents desire the good of their
lwys they will forbid them from so
venal a practice. It tliey do not,
the law should hold them directly
accountable for the crimes that may
It is well known, that many in
stances of maiming and death are
annually chronicled, resulting from
the foolish practice of pointing fire
arms at people tor fun. The legis
lature of New York proposes to
make the practice a penal one, mak-1
ing the penalty for discharging a !
weapon, where the intention is not j
to injure, a tine of $100, or one
year's imprisonment. A similar
law should be enacted in every
It is said that there are scarcely
one thousand acres of Government
land in Iowa uuclaimed. No chance
to build railroads by means of land
and Territories last year, the num-
ber for the whole nation would j charged with refusing to al'ow col
reach far in excess of fifteen thou.- ored votes tobe received at the
ami. Japan has shut down on all election in that city, are to lie prose
sucli nonsense. Once married, a'- cuted; Hon. .lames Harlan has been
ways married, is now her motto, j designated by the Attorney Gener
We might copy from her example I al to assist District Attorney VYbar.
in this direction with profit. !
The Oregonian says that "a bill
introduced by Senator Corbett on
the 27th ult. to create a new Cus
toms district in Southern Oregon,
with a port of entry Custom House
at Coos Pay, passed the Senate
unanimously under a suspension of
the rules. The Collector of Cus
toms at the new port is to receive a
salary of 81,000, with the fees ot
his office, not exceeding $1,000
a7 Legislature of Maine
a law punishing the offense
of throwing trains from railway
tracks with imprisonment for life,
or when death ensues, with hang
ing. A good and righteous regu
lation. The proposition of electing Uni
ted States tenators by a direct vote
of the people, instead of the Legisla
tures, is apparently gaining advo
cates. The Jones and Pomeroy
cases would seem to justify some
sort ot a change.
The materialistic German Turn
ers of New York have employed a
noted writer of infidel book, named
Dr. Lewis Puckuer, to lecture on
Materialism among his countrymen,
at a salary ot $15,000 per year.
Equal parts of pulverized alum
and common salt put into an aching
tooth on a piece of wet cotton, is
said to be a sure cure. Try it, dis
tracted tooth-ache sufferer.
It is reported that Senator Cole
ot California, wants to be sent as
Minister to one of the ?outh Amer-
ican Republics. Will he make a
tirst-class "live" Cole in that capac
ity? The recent attempt of a thief to
rob a Boston editor is hard to ac
count for except that he was bun-;
gry for "puns. j
Jen. Rosencrans is still busy in
railroad matters in Mexico.
I! ASTER i:WS.
Charles Francis Adams has lieen
chosen by the New York Leglsla-
ture to pronounce the eulogy on the ! form of government on the 13th.
late Wtt, II. Seward. j The cavalry were for Monarchy,
In counting the 1 'residential vote ! while the infantry were tor a Re
the votes of Arkansas and Louis- ! public
laua were excluded. On the 12th.1
the other Votes having been counted,
the Vice-President declared the
election of Grant and Wilson.
Sumner's physician thinks that
it he can be induced to keep from
excitement, and remain away from
Congress for the remainder of the
session, he will be able to enter
npon his Senatorial duties next ses
sion with the renewal of his old
Parties in Lexington, Kentucky,
ton in the work.
At West Farm, near Harlem,
N. Y., Feb. 13th, a Coroner's in
quest found James Dennis guilty of
kicking his wife to death.
The funeral of Kx-Gov. Geary
took place at Harrisbtirg on the
13th, with imposing ceremonies.
The P. S. Senate engaged in
counting the Presidents' electoral
vote on the 12th. Objections were
made to the votes of Mississippi
On the afternoon of the 12th
inst, the Senate at Washington
passed sixty-six bills, many of con
On the 12th inst., the negroes of
Cincinnati celebrated the birthday
of Abraham Lincoln.
Antoiue Holm was refused a new
trial and sentenced to be hanged at
St. Louis On the 3d of April.
A New York car horse had 14
pom ds of icicle on his tail in the
A Wisconsin bride's trousseau
consisted of 10,000 hoop poles.
By the giving way of a new
bridge building being erected over
James river, between Richmond
and Manchester, Feb. 13th, fifteen
men at work4 on it were precipitated
into the water. Nine were rescued.
The rest were either drowned or
At a meeting of members of both
Legislatures of New Orleans on
the Pith, it was agreed to organize
an Assembly from members return
ed by both boards, provided they
prove acceptable to the national
On the 12th inst., $200,000 in
bonds of the Toledo, Canada and
Detroit Railway were stolen from
the office of the company in New
Stoke's application for a new
trial has been denied by Judge
John Gaffney, murderer ot Pat
rick Fahey, was hung in New York
on the 14th. He said he was crazy
drunk when he committed the
It is stated that while moving
some rock at Newburg, N. Y., a
party of workmen came upon a nest
of young weasels, which they put
to one side. 7'he old weasel re
turning, became very angry at not
finding her offspring, and, going to
the drinking pail, spit something it.
Taking another look she found her
pets, and then went back and over
turned the pail she had evidently
fixed for the destruction ot her tor-
Amadeus reached Lisbon on the
The army of Spain was renre
sented as divided in thdir choice of
Die Spanish National Assembly
has chosen Martas for President.
Dispatches from Madrid on the
12th announced that ex-K ing Ama-
j deus, with his wife and children,
I had gone to Lisbon,
I At London, on the I2th inst.
I Miss Rothschild was married to
Elliot Yorke, son of the Karl of
Hardireck, in spite of the opposi
tion of Ritualists.
Thiers will recognize the Spanish
Republic so soon as he is officially
notified of its establishment.
7'he' French Government has
prohibited l'ardonet, the Kansas
emigrfttiOU agent, from lecturing iu
The Pope recently gave audience
to several officers of the lT. S.
Navy. The Pope desired to know
how he would he icceived in this
country. The officers replied that
the country would regard his taking
up his residence here as a great
honor. Catholics would, no doubt.
There was much excitement and
uneasiness iu Lisbon on the 13th
over events in Spain.
Oarahaldi is going to Scotland in
The tragedian Forest left real
estate in six different States.
A. Townsend, aged 75, has been
cashier ot the New Haven Bank
tor 47 years.
The Emperor of China assumes
the personal government of his
Empire on the 24th inst.
Newton Bateman, Superintend
ent ot Public Instruction in Illinois,
will recommend compulsory educa
tion in his forthcoming report.
Chief Justice Chase has five grand
children three little .Spragues and
two little lloyts.
Mr. Kutski, of the Japanese
Embassy, has joined the Metropoli
tan church at Washington City.
He was converted at Yokohama.
An Indiana editor hires a band
to serenade him twice a week, and
he responds by a column of thanks
7'he annual product of the man
ufactories of New Jersey is valued
at over $20,000,000.
They have ice at St. Paul four
teen feet thick. 7Tiis excites the
local jealousy of Duluth, which
boasts that a feather bed there has
been frozen stiff as a poker.
The Committee on Publio Lands
of the House have decided to report
against the bill to aid the Portland,
Dalles and Salt Lake Bailroad.
Four members of the Committee
are for the bill, and five are against
Mules are said to excel in kick
ing exploits, but at Tipton, Indiana,
the other day, a horse kicked the
head off from a goose and never
ruffled a feather below the neck.
Professor Alboni of Naples re
suscitated a dying woman fcy the
blood ot a lamb, the revivifying
blood being forced through a tube
into the arteries by the pulsations
of the animal's heart. j
The heaviest brain on record was
recently found in the skull ot a
London bricklayer, who could
neither read or write. Its weight
was sixty-seven ounces. This will
be gall and bitterness to the phrenol
ogists. From all sides come demands,
not for classical and philosophical
education, but for such practical
nd industrial schools as will pre
pare students for particular profes
sions. The latest entreaty is from
The recent report of the Newark,
N. J., veliool Superintei dent w
that the entrance of colored chil
dren into the higher grammar Fcbool
produced only a momentary seusa
tion, and even that has subsided,
KnglHi medical officers who
serve on the west coast of Africa,
suffer greatly from the climate, al
though they are allowed a year's
leave at home tor every year spent
in Africa. They contract fevers
from which they rarely recover.
Out of an European population of
ninety-eight at Sierra Leone, over
twenty died last year.
Minnesota papers give many ter
rible incidents connected with the
late storms. One party, engaged
in clearing the railroad track, eight
miles below St. Peter, discovered,
nearly buried in the snow, a double
team of horses and a sleigh in which
were seated two men wrapped in
robes and enclosed iu buffalo coats,
and frozen stiff. The men sat jier
i'ectly upright, and were within two
hundred years of the station build
ing. Somebody has been summing uj
the fate of Kings and Emperors as
follows: Out of two thousand live
hundred and forty Emjerors or .
Kings over sixty-four nations, two
hundred and ninety-one were de
throned, sixty-tour abdicated, twen
ty committed suicide, eleven went
mad, one hundred died on the bat
tle field, one hundred and twenty
three were made prisoners, twenty
five were pronounced martyrs and
saints, one hundred and fifty-one
were assassinated, sixty-two poison
ed, and one hundred and eight were
sentenced to death. Total, nine
hundred and sixty-three.
Yast numbers of animals are al
ready arriving for Mr. Barnutn
from every direction aud from every
clime. Among these is a fairy ele
phant, so dainty and small that it
can be carried about upon the
shoulder of any man who has an
inclination to try. It comes from
the East Indies and weighs about
For the last fiscal year there
passed through the Postoffice 4,641
letters without any address what
ever upon them ; (52,307 were mis
directed, some necessary part of the
address being omitted ; and 312,
846 were detained for postage, not
lieing prepaid as required by law.
There are now 1 1 bridges across
the Mississippi, viz : a Brainard,
St. Paul. Hastings, Winona, Dubu
que, Clinton, Rock Island, Burling
ton, Keokuk, Quincy and Hannibal,
and in a year or so there will lie a
finished bridge at St. Louis, while
another is projected at Carondelet.
Indianapolis does not encourage
tradesmen who try to recover debts.
A grocer in that city who published
a list ot non-payii.g customers has
been sued for liliel.
Jane Bell, a deaf mute of Madi
son county, 111., has just married a
blind man. 7'hey can be of great
assistance to each other, to be sure,
but how did they do their courting?
An Omaha bride was married
barefoot because her lover's kinsfolk
dressed that way, and she did not
wish to seem proud.
The Emperor of Austria is said
to lie making a collection of the
sku ls of remarkable criminals who
have been executed.
It is estimated that China will
be a market for Amerii an butter
and cheese to the amount of 5,000
Louis Bois, a Canadian farmer,
has just baptized his thirtieth child.
Twenty-six are living, and al)
The English navy is about to
discard the open-neck shirts, which
from time immemorial
British sailors the bronchitis.
Professor Pepper, the lecturer on
scientific subjects, is aided in his
lectures by Robert Spice, his assis
tant. "Cast Iron Sinks" is written upon
the sign of a 1 lartlbrd plumber.
"Well, who the (hie) said it didn't?"
chuckled an inebriated man after
reading it over three times.
Dubuque claims to have improv
ed $800,000 worth this season.