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15 Y S. CLARK.
"Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures."
$1.50 In Advance.
PERUYSHUKG, WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1854.
The "Orang Kooboos," or Brown Men of
Captain (nbsoii, whose imprisonment and
harsh treatment by the. Dutch colonial uu-
thorities at Batavia has rendered ins name j
well known to his countrymen, delivered n
leciure be tore the New York 1 listoncal Sot-i-.
ety last week, in the course ot which he tie-;
scribed the " Orang kooboos," who occupy j
n particular district on the east coast of that!
island, whose appearance and habits, he says, '
indicate their to be "of all the races oi men i
of whom we have any knowledge, the lowest I
link between the human and the brute crea-the
tion." " They are covered," he adds, " with;
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in me scaie oi uuiuauiiy ; or, miner, me ca-;
paeity lor degradation ot our species would :
seem to nave readied ttiat limit m tne case
which might be regarded as the connecting:
hair, ha ve long arms, and are deficient in
chin, or, rather, it forms no part of the fate.",
These were the points in the formation, he'
which first arrested his observation,
and led him " to class them at once as sim-:
- " cruninvTint Ii i (tIki r rlo vil nm mi 1 1 ii tlio'
j r 4 J U CV-'lilV ll b iiiiiv. i.i iv'i'iu' in in i i
n i nnlnnrT " II 1 1 Ml 4 1 1 r t 1 10 iiVl irll tin I inn
' i ai 111 WU I Ul ill. iLlfcwn.nni'4iA"iiiuiniii.'..'ii
lie fJund that thev possessed speech, though:
.xtremelv rude and monosyllabic, had risible':
,., i l.io A on,l tht th'..lMv..ror(.rf,ii,.,i:irill,,iil.
h-lnnirincr to thp hnrmm rare bv tlm T;i-
lays, who, however, hunted
on? mflls i ii rrAr ii i ) lorn
(lUllliUini 111 Wl.' V'I OVUI WO t'I.U.Jr f
burden." The principal features of his de-
soription are condensed in the following pas-
Kooboos are onlv to 1h; metiL'f
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ii as beasts
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witn in ine aimosi impassauie swamps and
forests that lie between the Jambee and ra-Ul,
lembang territories, in the island of Sumatra.
Thov liVe among the branches of the taU;
and'wariiigen trees, which grow h-re to
mormons size, as is, indeed, the case with;
the forests throughout the island. Thev con-!
struct a rude platform of bamboos wherever;
.they can find a sufficiency of horizontally-
'funding limbs of a tree to serve as the ba-
sis or sleepers of a floor, and over this they !
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raue anequallv rude conical roof ot .split
bamboo or cocoa nut, or pisang tree leaves. i
'vu,. ,va(rr.c ,PP w.t1ii.vn.,t.-.r.itc . Ql
stages are ichthop hagists a., are al-
most all the uncivilized tribes of the eastern ;
l ,n,k- and in nil the rivers nml hnvn of
islands, and in all tne merb and tas ot ,
Sumatra, as also of all the restof he isla.ids:
ot the archipelago a most bountiful proyis-autiful
1011 01 excellent JlSn IS lO Ue IOUIId. I flail
hii opportunity to have a glimpse of some
Kooboos people, while ascending with mv
boat a small branch of the Soonsang; but it
was only near Palembang, and at the Kraton,
or-paluce ot the oldSoosoolioonan, or Sultan
of Palembang. and at the residence of the,
independent Panyorang, or Prince ()smin, '
4 l.r, t 1 liuil 'ui rtimMtnnitv (Ar niii' p rft mil ixl. I
that 1 had an opportunity for any special ob-r(afl
servalionof these creatures.
"The Panyorang had several as slaves, or ;
rather as beasts of burden, for thy were not I
entrusted with any labor but the dragging1
carrying of loads of dirt, stones, or ma-1
terials for building. He said that they wer
born as the lowest of slaves, and this had
heen the case for hundreds of generations, ;
inasmuch as they were the descendants of;
the slaves and burden carriers of the. army
of Alexander. I found them generally cal-1
led hnmba or boodak Jkanthr the slaves of!
It is well known that number-
less traditions of Alexander the Great, of;
Doulkarnain," the two homed, prevailed
throughout Sumatra as well as on the Asiatic!
continent. It has been found impossible, to!
i ,1. fy 1r 1- .1 r
teacn tue urang jvoouoos xne use. ot gar
ments, although they have a great fondness
for pieces of colored cloth to be fastened to
various parts of their bodies; they will tie
a vest to their heels or round their wastes;
or will, as I have seen the men, suspend a
colored cap, or handkerqhicf, or a glove to
their bodies, with a lively grinning and
grunting of delight, and seem to make no
distinction between a simple piece of cloth
for ornament or a manufactured article ; the
only cause for preference being the differ
ence of colors. It has been found equally
impossible to teach them the languoge. of1
their masters; for those who had grown up!
in a domestic state still spoke, the Alalay in
un(.uuth 1MOno,vUablc ,ik(J tflci
owu ju or untiassinabi0 m'ts
The cashier of the Newport Safety Fund.
K!uik pubishes n card in the Cincinnati Coin-
tnorcial, asserting in general terms that the
institution is perfectly safe. Those willing
to tujiU ti. wtml nf au in,crostcd party will
.r(m.;n themselves accordingly.
Mus. Amki.ia Oimk. the popular authoress
painter, who, while she. was training
her literary career, was still working in the
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- numi i..143 uintui nuiicii, uu:u ai lor-
wicn, jjiigiauo, ne city oi ner birtn, on tlie;;
i mi-, u me age oi - years. ii-;r mauU'ii
name was Anderson. She married John Oi
tm mines of Cornwall, where his rough-
sketching first attracted the attention of l)r
olcot (Peter Pindar.) It was not, how
says, 'ever, till after her husband's death, that Mrs.
Opie betook herself to authorship, in 1800.
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""J -V V - tl,e Ycrse,,r a farm near 11
l ""u ",f uau" 1 a la4le 1,1 ,us ..l""?
previous to going to bed. J
UrJs V"n,,K .was aroused hj li CTh of;
. m r 1 . 1 , i
.u." uuor-, ue nincuiatiy got up, ami louinl,
"1S wntrh ,was, P'"1'- 1 l(l lost, ',.t"p. ,
pursuing the thief, following the directions .
sou,K, w,,,c became upon the watc!uuiti,
ill ill'; nivniui j me iaio null.-, Illiu V U H II
a Rat. One night
something that had fallen and a raltlintr
0flMJlllul. of something being dragged along
pursuing the thief, following the directions!
it r t in1 mi
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1 1 i i I
" '"" ' v1""'""1 i "iuj p-,
Vl,1.U'd. ,ro,n taking in the wateh by the ease. ,
on;sr)gg "pon from the fall, which niade1tjj)y
k""? more room than the hob' would ad-j
m,t ot- , As,lt V'?s' V10 lat ll,ul not s";,n i
Iua o lose u.-, prize imi aept a una
a ox ine g nam w .en ine owner ir.ea ioj
l,u11 ll froin ln.London Taper. ;
The denomination who reject all names but 1
f., ,,;., n1i r,i, ilt tiL i;ui n i .wli
u,r,-,,,,i'. n11 creed.-, but tn" l.it)Ie ami
flilvn y R vc , r itl growth, mainly in the
v,,rn prP(! it-it.- , .uinrnb,,
i . naR undertaken, a :
f already know, the estab-!
li?llI.nt of ft Co of h fll R
rural location known as Yellow
Ill,;,, ,,.., .,1 !
I I III 11 r , Mil' IK. nil l ) , viliv'i iijin uu ti, UI" ,
ready raised about 41 r(),00t for its endow-,
men't. Tart of the necessarv buildings were '
eomplcfed last Fall, when tlie College
opened under the Presidency of lion. I lorace
Mann, late of Massachusetts', whose services
to the cause of Common School Education ;
ftr wiJol .-honored. Of the Professors al-'sas.
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' inlC(, f;,r nrt. iVoni the bodv
known onlv as Christians aforesaid, twe
Unitarians, one lkptist and one Dutch lie-'southwestern
formed, but a majority of the Trustees must j
be Christians. Threehundred students en-'
tered at the opening, and as many more
were ready, if there had been room for thorn. 1
The cost of tuition is 621 per annum; but
a share in the. College, costing 100, entitles !
the holder to a perpetual scholarship. Hoard
81 per week. The location is very healthy !
and eligible, 71 miles north of Cincinnati,
and in the midst of a fertile and well tilled
Though this College is not all that could
bo d- sired the Manual Labor feature not !
having yet been engrafted on it, though we
are assured that it nfuill be it has many ex-
ccllent progressive traits. We know that
one of the Professors is a worthy and capa
ble woman, and believe that others are wo
men also. Females equally with males are
entitled to all its privileges. AVe are. assur
ed that no effort to proselyte children from
the faith of their parents will here be counte
nanced. We think therefore, that all liber
al people who consider a useful, blameless
life the best creed, should aid this College
according to their ability. Whenever its
Trustees shall be able to do so, they intend
to buy a convenient and excellent farm of
four hundred acres, (whereof they have the
refusal at a moderate price,) and set their
boys to work. They cannot be enabled to
I o , t J
Southekn Timiikh going Noimi. The
great increase in ship building has caused
i the employment of a large fleet of vessels in
bringing oak and pine timber and plank from
the southern to Hie northern States. In Vir-
ginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida,
1 considerable tracts of timber land have been
! purchased by northern ship builders, who
hVP t.r0ctcd ?nv mils and nreuared much of
the snot where
and then charter
the ship yards of the
; rf 111 mi "f mm AT amn
forinn, ni tlu r,rppnt timo rnoawA in opU'muj
ont this timber and plank, in all the South-
(,e timber they require near
js cu from the fmcst,
vrssols to convey it to
em States named above; and a few also in
South Carolina. Tha Gardiner Transcript
says parties for this work arc leaving Bath
every few days, and several weeks since, a
paity of IOC) men started from Richmond
on the Kennebec, where they had rendez
voused for the same destination. Last week
Souru Carolina. The legislature of this
State adjourned on Tuesday of last week.
tI.p 1t,i,lf f flmrltnn m.nhnr
a ClvUn of 3,OUO,t)00, whilst the
t ,. I ,-. inr inLv wnni rnclripla, n
Nothing done for
rar,.v picKeu men icit uantiner ior
'or'(Ui. nd another party is about starting
' for Virginia, both for the purpose of cutting
fniP T,mucr ,or ,nc uulllierson u,e Kem,e'
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common scliools ; the lnlamous law respect-
in cootCx Heamen, although recommended
tIl(, ;0vernor, was not modified; and the
qH1.sti0i to ive the people of the State the
election of Electors for President, etc., was
The amount of tax to be collected by lie
Trcns!.uror of Montgomery cbunty, Ohio, this
year is enormous1. Mr. Clark, the treasurer,
have the handlin- of some 20 000 of
, naimiiiip ui &oim. u.uuu oi
ho'thc i.eop e's funds. If this sum were col
lhee Hccto i j, siiVPr it would amount to several
"Ull . MKUm.l sctrai
tons in weight, and would take six or seven
ConestoM teams to haul it
U llLSl i il
Native Arkansas Hog.
Tin. altoiilinii .ifllio nnrtlmrn ml nficlnrn
nv. iv.iva. niv. uviun in oim iiiu i-
portions ot Amerca, is respecttuily calU-d to
the very peculiar dualities of the Native Ar-
waslkansas Hog; and notwithstanding many
dillerent species ot nogs are now known,
there is, perhaps, none that possess so pecu-
Hat a quality as does this swine of Arkan-
it . t l
ue was discovered as eariy as ine nine-
teenth centurv in the first settlement, in the
portion of the State, and was
immediately adopted into their flocks, where
he has constantly been kept, and is consid
and ered by the lords" of the soil of Arkansas, as
the best species of hog ever known, being
very large when thoroughly matured,
lie weighs from six to seven hundred
'pounds and is from three to three and a half
feet in height, large boned, and long bodied,
with quite a long head and cars, and the
most peculiar feet imaginable, the hoof be
Alexander. ling round like that of the mule or horse, and
entirely destitute of the usual fork, so com-
inon in the hoof of other species of hogs.
Indeed he appears to be a curiosity to those
unacquainted with his species, his hoofs be
ing very long, and extending unusually high
up his legs, tapering off very sharp at the
bottom, lie is generally of a reddish color ;
the hair short and thin, being finer than the
hair of most other hogs. It is believed this
hog would prove, where he adopted into use
by the farmers of the northern and eastern
portions of the State, the best species of hog
The native hog of Arkansas is most nu
merous in Pope and Yell counties, or on the
Magazine Mountain. It is hoped he will be
more generally known in a few . years,
The Albany Cultivator of November, has
the following account of a specific, which,
it is said has been succesfully applied in u
neigborhood in one of the interior counties
of the State. We hope it is an exception
to the general character of recipes for the
" Cum: for the Potato Rot. In a re
cent conversation with Mr. John Barrett,
Jr., of Cayuga Bridge, on the subject of the
potato disease, he informs us that he had not
been troubled with rot for some years, and
that there was an easy remedy for it, which
all might apply with very little trouble or
expense. On inquiring for this simple rem
eday, we expected to have been told that it
was a secret, to be revealed only to those
who are willing to contribute a handsome
reward to the discoverer. But Mr. Barrett
freely gave us his experience, which we as
freely impart to our readers, leaving it to
them to make the experiment, if they think
" Mr. Barrett states that a few years since,
'he as well as most of his neighbors, lost
their entire crop of potatoes by the rot the
next spring he was compelled to go to an
other town for seed, where he procured a
supply for himself and an adjoining neigh
bor, and where he was told how to prevent
the disease. He said he and his neighbor
planted the seed he procured in adjoining
fields the soil and treatment similar only
that Mr. Barrett applied the remedy recom
mended to him which consisted in soicing
ashes over the field once a week for six
weeks, commencing shortly after the secomi
hoeing of the crop. He used from two to
three bushels of ashes per acre, which is
sufficient to give the potato tops a good
dusting. The result was, that his field was
entirely free from the disease, while the pota
toes on the adjoining field, without this ap
plication of ashes, rotted badly. Since then,
Mr. Barrett, as well as most of his neigh
bors, had applied ashes, and had been entire
ly free from the disease."
In South Carolina there is no law pre
scribing a marriage ceremonial. Hence the
mode of the ceremony and the character of
the officiating functionary are left to the
choice of the. parties. Judge Frost, of t lie
court of sessions, in a recent charge to a
jury, remarked that if a man and a woman
jump over a broom, the former saying "
iaKe mis woman to ue my wedded wife,
and the latter, "I take . this man to be rnv
wedded husband," and go to house-keeping,
they are legally married having entered
into a bond of union which cannot be an
nulled so long as they both live..
A Ska Mousk. A beautiful living speci
men of the aphrodite is exhibiting in Eng
land. The fish is six inches long, and pre
sents, the general appearance of u sole. It
is furnished with twenty-six feet on either
edge of the under part of the body, the ex
tremity of each leg or foot possessing four
or five, tantaculo'. The great remarkable
feature, however, is in the fine glossy ii!a
ment of hair which fringes the side of the
animal all round, every hair reflecting-the
colors of the rainbow.
Lakk Navigation. The losses by steam
and sail vessels on Lake Erie, Ontario, and
Michigan, exceed &S74,000. Six steamers,
two propellers, and thirty sail vessels vvt n
entirely destroyed. It is a cheering fact,
that no lives have been lost on any regular
steamer, except the Ocean Wave on Lake
Ontario, showing the benefit of the new sys
tem of lights. As fresh water improvement
are to be estopped, we must be thankful it is
Erie Affairs. The United States Court
has ordered Kilpatrick, the Erie rioter, to
be imprisoned in jail for violating the in
junction of Court, and has also ordered the
United States Marshal to take possession of
the road and hold it against.the mob. We
may now have something done that will be
effectual, : .