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A Convert to Buddhism.
THE HEATHEN AT HOME.
Negroes Follow a Black Moses.
Great excitement has prevailed i
because of the wholesale exo
The Rev. Father A. Goette, a lately
which took place recently in Co
negroes from Cedartown, Ga.
lombo. This was the reception of member
of the San Francisco Or- '
have already left their
a gentleman from America, who der,
arrived in San Francisco on
History of the Most Important lately
fields to go to Arkan
arrived in Ceylon, into the the
last steamer from China, where
Found in California.
the extravagant prom
he has been stationed for many !
The proceedings took place under years as a missionairy.
The first nugget of any great im
portance, and which played a prom- 1 the direction of the Buddhist high Goette has come over to spend a For some time there have been ru
of a general exodus. Little
inent part in the early history of priest, assisted by eleven yellow- year here with the Franciscans to mors
was paid to these reports
California, was found by a young robed monks. The convert knelt recover his health, which has been attention
a few weeks ago when one day
soldier of Stevenson’s regiment, in before the assembled priests and impaired by the climate of the until
the Mokelumme river, while drink intimated his desire to be admitted province of Shen-si, about 100 miles the citizens of Cedartown found
ing from that stream. He hastened a member of the Buddhist Church. southwest of Peking, where he has their depot crowded with colored
people waiting to be transported to
to San Francisco and placed his The high priest then catechised been living.
prize in the hands of Col. Mason him and the assembled monks sat
“My headquarters.” said he their new homes in the Southwest.
for safety, after which it found its isfied themselves that he was fitted “have been in the city of Singanfou, It was learned that the 150 or more
way to New York, where it fanned to be a follower of Buddha. The which has a population of 800,000 farm laborers who were collected at
the smouldering flame and caused gentleman, whose name was Pow and was formerly the imperial city the depot were only the pioneers in
the nations to realize the import ell then begged of the high priest for about 800 years. We have the great exodus which will soon
ance of California. This nugget “to give him the pansil,” which the there two churches and a college depopulate Barrow and Polk coun
weighed between twenty and twen latter did, the candidate repeating for Chinese boys. Our bishop lives ties of their farmhands.
The emigration scheme has been
it after him with the palms of the at Koalan, thirty miles distant,
In November, 1854, a mass of hands brought together uplifted. where we have an orphan asylum, worked with great skill, and had
gold was found at Carson Hill, Cal- Having explained to the convert under the charge of Chinese Chris been kept a profound secret until
veras county, which weighed 195 the responsible duties of a Budd tians, and care for 1,500 children, matters had gone too far for white
pounds Troy. This is the largest hist the high priest gave him his most of whom would have been put influence to have any effect. Three
piece of gold ever found in the blessing. A meeting was afterward out of the way by their parents had months ago a section of country
from above Cedartown to Statesbor-
Several other nuggets, held, at which Mr. Powell explained it not been for us.
weighing from six to seven pounds, his reasons for having embraced
“Our mission has been established ough, in Barrow county, was flooded
Buddhism, and described the men a little over three hundred years, with circulars and pamphlets which
were found in the same locality.
On the 18th of August, 1860, a tal process which he had gone and there are now 30,000 Christian set forth in glowing terms the ad
large piece of gold was taken from through before he had arrived at ized Chinese in the province, which vantages offered to colored emi
grants to Arkansas. The good
tho Monumental quartz mine, Sier the conviction of truth.
is about the size of France.”
ra county, which weighed 1,506
It appears that nearly forty years
Speaking of the custom of infan wages paid, fine homes which were
ounces Troy. The nugget was pur ago, when he was a child, he came ticide which prevails to an alarming given away and the ease with which
chased of the owner by R. B. across a book in his father’s li extent in that section of China he a living could be made were all
Woodward, of San Francisco, and brary, in which was a picture. It said: “It is a very common thing luminously depicted.
After this sort of literature had
exhibited at Woodward’s gardens. was the figure of Buddha seated in for the female infants to be placed
Mr. Woodward paid $21,632.50, and the conventional attitude of a lotus. under a tree in the family burying been given time to circulate and
afterwards melted it, realizing $17,- Impressed by the expression of ground to die, particularly if they have its effect a new element in the
654.94 from it.
peace and love on the face, Air. do not appear to be healthy child organized planto obtain working
A Mr. Strain found a large slab Powell got into the habit of going ren. Usually they are taken there men for Arkansas was introduced.
shaped gold quartz nugget near nearly every evening to a room to as soon as they are born, and before Two negroes named Spradling, who
Knapp ranch, half a mile east of sit in a position as nearly like it as the mother is about, by the father had once lived in Polk county, sud
Columbia, Tuolumne county, which he possibly could. “On asking : and left there to perish. If they denly reappeared. They stated that
weighed 50 pounds avoirdupois. who or what picture it was,” Mr. are anywhere near one of our hous- they had just returned from Arkan
After crushing and melting, the Powell said, “I was told that it was 1 es they will leave the child, know sas and knew all about the promised
gold was valued at $8,500.
the picture of a heathen god, but ing we will care for it, if we find it. land. There were drawbacks to
In 1849 a nugget was found at its memory clung to me and when
“During my stay in China I have , perfect happiness there these two
Sullivan’s creek, Tuolumne county, 1 I heard its name I never forgot it, • found a great many children aban men admitted, but they claimed
that weighed 28 pounds avoirdu but learned later what the symbol doned to perish, but among them , that wages were high and work
was and its meaning.”
only three boys. It is not always , plentiful; that neither man, woman
In 1856, at French Ravine, Sier
Being, as he said, naturally of a 1 poverty which leads them to de- or child could possibly suffer want
ra county, a nugget was found religious turn of mind, and being ’ stray their offspring, for it does ap- as long as they had two arms and
considerable intended by his father to be a
1 pear that it matters not how many , were willing to use them moder
quartz, but yielded $10,000, while clergyman, Mr. Powell was well boys they have in the family. ately.
another was found at an earlier educated in the Christian doctrine.
A month or more was given the
They know when they grow up
date, in 1851, the gold from which “But I recognized and felt that
Spradlings to do their share of
they will contribute to the support
was valued at $,000.
there must be some law that I could of the parents.
the work and then one of the master
In the year 1867, at Pilot Hill, work out myself, and that if I con
“The mothers often show much schemers commenced playing his
El Dorado county, a boulder of gold trolled my thoughts my life mani
feeling and grieve at the loss of part. This time the actor was a
quartz was found, which yielded in fested an obedience to that power;
their babies, though they soon get white man named Henry Jerrell.
but it was long before 1 recognized over it. Much of the poverty and He described himself as a large
Several other boulders of smaller that this was the ‘law of right
plantation owner in Arkansas, with
size were found in the same claim. thought.” At one time he appears misery is due to the extensive use immense crops that he was unable
of opium, which has increased dur
The boulders were found in what is to have sought refuge in agnoti-
to garner for want of hands. He
known as the Boulder Gravel cism, but soon after abandoned ing the last ten years to a fearful made most extravagant promises,
extent. I can safely say that six
claim, immediately west of the Pi this mental attitude, and a perusal
out of every ten persons use it in and the result was that many peo
lot Hili postoffice.
of “The Light of Asia” aroused in that province.
ple living near Cedartown were
A Mr. Virgin and others found a
him the desire to take refuge in the
“It is causing a great many sui awakened one night by the sound
nugget on Gold Hill, Tuolumne
law of Lord Buddha .-/oiwLm Time». cides, particularly among the wo of wagons passing their houses.
county, which weighed 380 ounces,
men. In a village containing twen From every direction travelers com
A Once-Despised Vegetable.
and was valued at about $6,500.
menced making their way to the
In 1854 a mass of gold weighing
Some paper, speaking of the to ty-five families three women killed depot, and when the sun rose be
360 ounces and valued $6,625 was mato crop, says that 72,000,000 themselves in one day. The culti
tween 150 and 200 of them were
found at Columbus, Tuolumne cans “were put up this year past” vation of poppy and the manufac
waiting on the platform of the de
and refers to the old times when ture of opium, which began there pot. Every effort to make them
It has been reported that a nug the tomato was called the “love ten years ago, is the cause of this
change their minds failed, and
get weighing 266 ounces and valued apple,” and held about as fair a state of affairs. Although the culti
now many plantations are without
at $5,000 was found at Minnesota. match for “ground cherries” as food
a single laborer and planters can
for man or beast. Mr. R. B. Sul-
nothing. This is said to but the
In 1850 a piece of gold quartz grove, the oldest newspaper man in for the sake of the enormous tax
was found in French Ravine, Sierra the city, says he remembers seeing, they levy on it. If its cultivation
CJunty, which contained 263 ounces when a boy, in 1835, or thereabouts, is extended it will be the ruination
A Sad Case.
Of gold worth $,893.
several stocks or bushes of “love
It has been reported that a apples” growing on the north side
The saddest case of the Enoch
Frenchman found a nugget of gold of Market street, near Delaware, even among your own people who
kind is that recorded of a
in Spring Gulch, Columbia, Tuo in the garden of John Wilkins or have learned to use it through the
Missouri man, which took place
lumne county, which was nearly “Archie” Lingenfelter. They were
“Had it not been brought here in lately. One day in the year 1861
pure gold, being worth more than not called “tomatoes” and nobody
quantities there are many his wife sent him out to get an arm
$5,000. The finder became insane thought of eating them more than
opium smokers who ful of wood, but he walked to town,
the next day and was sent to “jimson burs.” They were not com
have heard of the fatal where he enlisted and went away to
Stockton. The French consul re monly grown, even for garden orna
the war. When the war closed he
covered the nugget, realized its val ment, and it was a half score of
drifted away to California and New
ue, and sent the money to the find years later before they came into
and the juice extracted four or five Mexico. His wife waited for five
er’s family in France.
even occasional table use. But he times before the plant dies. The or six years, then, concluding that
On the 4th day of August, 1858, remembers that some of the doctors
Ira A. Willard found on the branch of the day commended them as a seed is sown in December and the he was dead, she married again.
The second husband died in 1879,
of Feather river a nugget weighing healthful thing to eat, and the new blossom dies in April. Then a sec
and in 1882 she led another blush
54 pounds avoirdupois before and name became familiar. Fifty years
ing groom to the altar. About a
494 pounds after melting.
or more ago this was the fame and ince of Shen-si is not exported. month ago the original husband
A gold nugget was found, date food value of the tomato, now more
came back, but there was no glad
not given, near Kelsey, El Dorado often and generally used, and in What you get comes from India
smile for him. The wife looked
County, which sold for $4,700.
more forms than any other garden
Father Goette says the mountains over her shoulder at him from
In 1876 J. D. Colgrove, of Dutch product whatever. — Indianapolis
north of Singanfou are infested with where she sat by the stove, and
Flat. Placer county, found a white Netos.
outlaws belonging to a secret socie asked him if he had got that wood
quartz boulder in the Polar Star
Lighting a Pipe with Ice.
ty, and they kill and rob whomever yet. Then the third husband came
hydraulic mine which contained
they can, and then fly back to their in and told him to “make tracks”
$5,760 worth of gold.
and “make ’em lively.” “Fraility,”
It has been reported that a nug enough ice this winter for any such mountain homes.
“I have never known one of those exclaimed the first husband, “thy
get of pure gold was found in the experiment) quite a little excite
men when captured to reveal the name is woman!” Then he went
middle fork of the American river, ment was caused among a party of
secrets of his society, although I out, and the third husband’s dog
two miles from Michigan bluff, in skaters on the Serpentine river,
have seen some of them tortured by chased him to the forks of the road.
the year 1864, which weighed 226
the mandarins to force information
ounces, and was sold for $4,203. ing a lens of ice and lighting the
from them. The last man I saw
The late Sig. Pietry Marcollini,
Another account of this nugget pipes of the others. This reminds
so treated was whipped on the soles who begged at the portico of St.
states that the weight was 187
ment was first brought before the of his feet with sticks until the Peter’s, Rome, was a celebrity in
public by Dr. Scoresby, who, when bones were broken, but he did not his way.
He was the only person
Alphonse Dnndet’s Eccentricities
in tho polar regions, to the great utter a word only cries of pain. He authorized to beg at the west en
M. Alphonse Daudet, the French astonishment of his companions, was then thrown into a prison by trance of the Basilica. He received
novelist, is an eccentric of eccen who did not understand why the the mandarins and left to starve.
this permission from Pius IX., who
“The punishment of the women had taken a fancy to him. Pio
trics, and deliberately assumes his ice did not freeze the solar rays,
eccentricity. His hair reaches be performed the same remarkable for gross insubordination to the pa- Nono also gave Marcollini an old
retnal rule is death. It is inflicted cloak, for which the begger often
low his shoulders and falls about feat.
It may also be worthy of remark for even the offense of slapping a received tempting offers which he
h:s face giving him the wild, un
kempt appearance in which he re that Prof. Tyndall, when a tutor in parent.
would never accept. Marcollini had
“Before they are put to death
joices. He is said to be the best the Royal Institution, on several
begged for years and found the oc
talker in France, and no social occasions set fire to little heaps of each cheek is slashed with a knife, cupation profitable. On his death
gathering of the Parisian Upper gunpowder with rays from an elec then the arms in two places, the he left $10,000 to his nephew.
Ten Thousand is complete without tric are concentrated upon the pow- lower limbs, the breasts, and finally
him. He is to be married to a der by lenses of ice. His explana they are disembowelled.”
It is said in Washington that
charming woman, who has consid tion was that although the ice ab
The late Mr. Talbot, father of the , Representative Randall’s alliance
sorbs rays of certain waves of light English house of commons, had j with the Presbyterian church was
erable pretensions to literature.
and is gradually melted thereby, been a member sixty years. He! brought about through the influence
If you want job printing you should
have it done at this office. Our lates other waves do not absorb, and was very wealthy and extremely j of Postmaster-General Wanamaker.
are the loweSt and the work is of the these latter produce the heating ef
eccentric. He would sometimes go Wanamaker and Randall have long
best. The amount of work turned out is
fect at the focus of the lens. It is to the wildest parts of Wales and j been friends, and the former has
a good testimonial.
wholly a question of the relative live in seclusion for a while. He been a constant caller at Mr. Ran
Cheapest, strongest and best—Wright’s
There was a
Compound syrup of sarsaparilla. Roils, motions of the molecules of frozen . was fond of yachting and his pen- dall’s house of late.
pimples and erysipelas flee before it. water and the motions of the waves I
rumor at one time that Mr. Randall
Cleanses and enriches the blood. Sold
would become a Catholic.
by Bogers Bros.
M c M innville ,
O regon .
Practices Still Prevail
Recent Ceylon papers contain Barbarous
in China—The Torture.
accounts of a remarkable ceremony
THE PRESENT RAPID GROWTH
Both in Public and Private Improvements and Popu
lation of the Beautiful and well situated
CITY °F M’MINN VILLE
Demonstrates that the Nucleus for a Great City
has been formed. During the last two
years in the neighborhood of
$200,000 Have been Spent for Public Improvements
It is the Only City in Oregon that Owns and Operates
COMPLETE ELECTRIC LIGHT and WATER PLANTS.
And soon the Rattle and Ring of a Street Car Line will be beard
No city in the Willamette Valley presents a better field for the operation of Capital
The Manufactories of the Town
Are comparatively few in number, but still they employ a large number of people.
Among them are the McMinnville Flouring mills, with a capacity of One Hundred Bar
rels of Flour per day; two lumber yards, with sash and door factories in connection; a
creamery and cheese factory, wit a capacity of one thousand pounds of butter per day; a
furniture factory, yet in its infancy, but with the surety of increased operation in tin* near
The Population of the City is 2,500
And is constanly increasing; faster in proportion than other cities of the same size
in Oregon. The surrounding country is exceedingly productive, a larger yield per acre,
being raised within a radius of ten miles than in any other section of the State. YAM
HILL County is known as
“The Banner County of Oregon,
And McMinnville is the county seat and metropolis of the Banner county
This city is receiving deserved comment from the
press of the State, and it is the intention of the propri
To issue on February 1st a Mammoth edition devo
ted entirely to McMinnville. Her business interests
and business men will each receive attention in their
respective columns in the issue, together with a history
of the town from its first settlement to date. The edu
cational facilities will receive their portion, together
with interesting statistics, Banking, Commercial, Ex
press, Freight, Municipal, Building, Religious and Fra
ternal will given. Articles by prominent people;
sketches of the Lawyers, Doctors, County and City of
ficials are being prepared, making it, as a whole, a pa
per which should be read and distributed throughout
the State and Union in order to give the outside popu
lation a correct picture of McMinnville, the banner
town of the banner county of the banner state.
The price of this paper will be 10 cents, a sum which you can easily afford to spend in
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