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PERRYSRTTRG JOURNAL 15 Y S. CLARK. ; i "Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures." $1.50 In Advance. VOL. 1. PERUYSHUKG, WOOD COUNTY, OHIO, MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 1854. NO. 45. The "Orang Kooboos," or Brown Men of Sumatra. . -i 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; .1 - i . . I i : . . ii. ... i . . 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- I Kooboos are onlv to 1h; metiL'f ...: .;.: . ii as beasts The Oram - . , i . t , i 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 ! ',ii ,,,,1 ,. 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 , . t , , , .m.. I- j:...: . i j ..a x" - 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. " " - i . , r ""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 l ow-1 i nr something that had fallen and a raltlintr 0flMJlllul. of something being dragged along UK his pursuing the thief, following the directions! it r t in1 mi . . V , i . i . .. i. .1. . 1 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. ; Antioch College. 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. . . . . I ' inlC(, f;,r nrt. iVoni the bodv known onlv as Christians aforesaid, twe iv; two 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 farming region. 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' "00 " - " 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 ;n 1(.jL.ctod - 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 1 i I 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 ever known. 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, Dollar Newspaper. I 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 disease : " 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 proper. " 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 no worse. 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, : .