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ALPEHft WEEKLY ARGUS.
THUKSDAV, AUGUST 3, 1871. School Law. The following is tlio new school law, requiring that all the children, be tween tho goa of eight and. fourteen years, shall attend school at least twelve wecLs each year : .Section 1. The people of th State ff Michigan- enact, That every parent, guardian or other person iu tho State of -Michigan, having control and charge of any child or child reu between the aes of eight and fourteen years fchall he required t send any fiuh child or children to a public school for a period of at leant twelve weeks in each school year, commencing on tho first Mon day of September, at least six weeks of which shall be consecutive, unless fciu-h child or children arc excused from such attendance by tho Hoard of tLo school Jijstnct in which such parents or guardians reside, upon its being shown to their satisfaction that his bodily or mental condition ha been such as to prevent his attendance at fcliool or application to rtudy for tho period required, or that such child fr children are taught in a private school, or at home, in such branches as are usually taught iu primary schools, or have already acquired the ordinary brandies of learning taught in the public st hM)l : l'roiidtd. In case a public school shall not be taught for three mouths daring the year, within two miles by the nearest traveled road, of the residence of any person within the school district he shall not be lia ble to the provisions of this net. Sec. J. It shall be the duty of the director of every school district, and President of every school Hoard with in the State, to cause to be posted three notices of this law in the nnst public places in such district, or pub lished in one newspaper in the town ship for three weeks, during the mouth of August iu each year, the expeusc of such publication to be paid out of the funds. of said district. Sec. In case any parent, guar dian or other person shall fail to com ply with the provisions of this act, said parent, guardian or other person shall be liable to a fine of not less than or more than 810 for the first oft'ense, nor less than $10 or more than J for the secoud nud every subs ouent offense : said fine shall be col lected by the director of said district m the name of the district, in an action of debt or on the ease, and when col lected shall be paid to the assessor of the district iu which the defendant re sided when the defense was committed, and by him accounted for the same as money raised for school purposes. Sec. 1. It shall be the duty of the director or president, to prosecute any offense occuriug under this act, and uny director or president neglecting to prosecute for such fine within ten days after a written notice has been served on him by any taxpayer in said district, unless the person so complain ed of shall bo excused by the District Hoard, shall be liable to a fine of not less than $20 or more than $50, which shall be prosecuted for and in the raine of the assessor of said district, iind the fine when collected shall be paid t the assessor, to be accounted for as in section three of this act. "V. II. II. Hartram, editor of the Midland Time, who visited this city on the lOtli of July, thus speaks of us : 'There are two printing offices, the Pioneer published by A. (5. Tefft, nnd the Argus by tall. After patient search we found the former but not the editor. It is a pioneer in all re spects. jt is printed on the pioneer material of the Thunder Hay Gazette, nnd in its local columns there is that dearth of local matter which' charact erizes the columns of a pioneer paper iu the woods instead of that life and enenry, that devotion to the interests of the locality in which it is published, which makes a paper indispensiblc to every household and gives it a sup port which secures prosperity and en courages a publisher to increased ef fort for the growth of the town and !evelopcmcnt of its resources. The Aitcu is a new paper just started by M. M. Viall, formerly of the Pontiac L'ill Potter, is a neatly printed paper, and its local columns abound with fresh and interesting matter, which is al ready bringing tho sure reward of lib eral patronage. Wo found Mr. V. bard at work and fully determined to make the Auois a success." Horror in Persia. Tho famine in Persia is causing dreadful havoc. Tho mortality in the province of Khorossan averages three hundred daily, and so great is the dis tress that the dead bodies of tho vic tims are devoured by the survivors ; and men women and children are in pome cases killed to render the supply of food more abundant. The plague lias alio appeared among tho Persians, and the Turkish Government has lieon compelled to draw a sanitary cor don nlonff'the border of its domin- ions. Slaughter on n Ilnllrond. A freight traiu of SG cars on the o Toledo and Wabash Railroad came in to collision with a gravel train be tween St. Louis and Kdwanlsville, HL at about C o'clock July 25. The freight train was heavily loaded with grain, and in tho gravel train were a number laborer returning homo from their work. Fix f the laborers were killed outright, and four others so seriously injared that little hopes are entertained of their recovery . About one-half of the tcroaiuder of the laborers were more or less injured, some of them (juite seriously. The collision occurred on a short curve, and neither of the engineers was awaro that another train was on the track until it was too late. The engineers and firemen of both trains jumped off in time to save their lives Hoth locomotives and a large numbe of cars were demolished. ncKroen Executed In Virginia in. Henry Johnson and Richard Green, two negroes, found guilty of the murder of a prominent and, highly respected citizen of Petersburg, Chas, Friend, in March last, were on the 28th, hanged in Prince George Coun ty, in the presence of 1,500 to 2,000 spectators, black and white. Both criminals made short and forcible speeches on the gallows, protesting their innocence. Kven after the black caps had been adjusted they were loud in their protestations that they were not guilty. The execution took place at 12: -15 P. M., and passed ofTijuietlv. Bon Coiifttrictor Captured. At the exhibition of Cole's circus and menagerie in this city about a month since, a boa constrictor escaped from the cage at night and disappeared. Search was made for the animal, but he could not be found, and was given up for lost. Yesterday as some ladies were walk- tug down Jjyon street tney came eua- denly upon the huge uplifted head of an enormous snake. Its head thrust up through the wooden sidewalk rolled from side to side, and its little black eyes glittering angrily at a small rat dog that was dodging around and barking at the stranjre brute." The ladies gave the alarm, when quite a crowd began to collect. Dr. Hoycr quickly mastered the situation. Pro curing a large box and a long pole he removed several boards of the walk and soon had his snakeship safely caged. It proved to be the boa constrictor lost by Cole's menagerie. It bad taken refuge under the board sidewalk, where it had subsisted probably on rats and other delicacies of the season. It is now in safe keeping and will be restored to its owner. It is about eight feet long. Sedalia Timet. Attempt nl Suicide. Several days ago one of the keepers at the State prison brought to Mr.' Morris, tho Agent, a long, well-sharp- e icd ki.ite, wlicu Lc found concealed in one of the shops near where a con vict by the name of Florence J. Over deliude was at work. Mr. Morris sent for this man, and asked him if he had concealed the weapon. He acknowl edged that he had, and on being asked what he intended to do with it, replied that he intended to commit suicide. His story was heard very inereduous- ly, and he was sent back to his work, a close watch being kept upon his move ments, as it was supposed that he was endeavoring to escape. Saturday night, the guard in front of the cells chanced to look up at Over- dclinde's (who had been confined as usual after working hours) and dis covered something hanging against the door, from one of the bars. He investigated the matter, and found that Overdelinde had hung himself from the top bar of the door with his suspenders, which were of hickory shirting, lie was immediately cut down, and on being taken from the cell was found to be alive, a portion of his weight being sustained by the door, against which he was hanging, Restoratives were applied, and in a short time he was brought to his sen ses. He is still desirous of killing himself, although Mr. Morris tried to reconcile him to his fate. Overdelinde was sent to tho prison from Grand Rapids, last month, for attempting to kill his wife in a fit of jealousy, to serve out a sentenco of 15 years. He is a Hollander, and is afraid that hU parents, living in that country, will hear of his imprisonment. lie lias Dccn somewhat insane since his attempt to take his own life, and has been placed in the hospital under guard, in order to prevent him from making another attempt to kill him self. Jaclton Citizen. From Rodgers City. From our Correspondent. Diab A nous : Rather affectionate is it, not upon so short an acquaintance, yet, notwith standing your very recent appearance among us, I cannot fail but in you to recognitc a journal having a vital in tcrest hi tho welfare and prosperity not only of Alpena, but of this whole section of tho country. And it is ccr tainly rcfreshiig to feel this, after bar ing been snubbed so long ly your co- temporary, the Pioneer, whose constrict cd page seldom embrace auy items1 that could not be gathered within the hallowed presents of Alpena eity limits-.. , However, Rogers City and her re sources is what I must now introduce to you, and among the busy rush of the various branches of labor and. in dustry constantly going on, and the numerous prospects that are ever uu der way for educational aud every other species of advancement, I hard ly know yet which to give tho most prominent position in my letter. Ed ueation should, I think, take preference The beneficial effects of the Union School bill, so ably carried througl the Legislature at its last session, by Mr. Albert Molitor, may be witnessed in the elegant edifice of which tho peo ple of Rogers City may well feel proud, and in which the tender twiM are al ready being bent. Perhaps outsiders will be more re markably impressed with the rapid strides that have been mado during the fifteen months of her existence, from the fact that here is, I believe, the only place north of Saginaw Val ley where wagons, carts and farming implements are manufactured. An immense imikling is uevotea to mis branch, and in connection with it, and under the same roof, is a blacksmith shop in which two forges are kept workiug almost day and night, and a largo department in which the stock of seasoned hard wood, required in the construction of wagons, etc., is care fully piled. Messrs. Rogers & Molitor's saw mill seems to be running very successfully, and employs a great number of hands, in the manufacture of lumber, shingles and lath, while the multiparious de scriptions of outside labor that these gentlemen have always iu operation makes it easier for men to find work than for the Company always to pro- euro sufficient labor. Many of the houses that arc in course of construction would not dis grace tho best streets of our largest vities, both in point of stability aud finish. No stovepipes sticking through the roofs of half-finished shanties, but handsome brick chimneys and well shingled roofs, and rest assured they do not po becginj; for occupants. The streets arc handsomely laid out, well fenced in, and the town presents a very beautiful appearance. The town site rising well above the level of the Lake, high, dry, aud eminently heal- thy. Ihc weather permitting, which it almost invariably docs, largo crews may be seen busily eugaged building additions to the already extensive docks and breakwater, for, besides the large quantities of lumber, posts, poles cordwood that are chipped from here, shipment of farm produce, and the im mense quantities of goods required for the inhabitants of Rogers City and the whole township of Rogers, conies al most entirely per Rogers City. A slab breakwater is in process, which will run for about half a mile alonir C3 the coast, forming a perfect barricade against tho sea, and a safe protection for small crafts. Upon this will be erected numerous fish houses to meet the requirements of parties who are removing to tho pplcndid fishing grounds that lie off hero. Mr. Saxon, late of Sugar Island, is now located here, and with his large stock of gill nets, etc., is already actively engaged and greatly encouraged by the catch taken. He says it is much in excess of anything he expected, and that "Sugar Island is nowhere." Ho ex pected to pack for the outside market, but the local consumption is so great that he sells all he takes before his boat is hardly made fast, and then dis appointed females, who arrive too late coolly tell him to put out and catch Borne more. Ho says that he wants opposition to prevent being run to J death. Tho Lake is large, a cood harbor is all that is required, and this great boon to fishermen, Rogers City can now boast of, not formed by the hands of nature, but built through the enterprise of Rogers & Molitor. Such vegetables as young potatoes, beans, peas, beets, lettuce and onions come in in abundance from tho coun try around. The crops look most en couraging. iMost of tbo settlers arc now cutting grass on the many wild hay marshes that are sprinkled so beautifully through tho township. - The potato bug has not yet reached Rogers City, and the farmers are uni versally jubilant at having escaped them. Last week the handsome new board ing house of Rogers & Molitor was completed, on which occasion the cm ployes of tho Company and their friends concluded to inaugurate it by a grand festival and dance; All seem ed thoroughly to enter into and enjoy the festivities of tho evening. Tcrp sichorcan exercises were kept up brisk ly until an early hour in the morning, notwithstanding the thcrmonctcr stood at ninety, and the perspiration was vis ible in heavy streams rolling down tho faces of the daneists, and white mus lin looked very liko wet rags. About 300 families havo now locat ed in and around Rogers City, and magnificent tracts of fertile and well timbered lands still remain open to settlement, and in close proximity to the old and new Stato Roads. Set tiers in Alpena county aro even now shaking hands over the boundaries with those who havo located in this towuship, and a complete chain of farms will soon connect Rogers City with Alpena. In . order to reap tho full and joint benefit of this influx, the pcoplo of Alpena should unite with those of Rogers in using their utmost endeavors toward' obtaining such an appropriation as would enable us thor oughly to open, ut and mako the State Road between AlHna and Cheboygan in a traveling condition before tho fall. Tho new State Road, running from here to meet tho Duncau City and Al pena Road, will bo fully completed be fore then, and will bo one of the best roads in the upper portion of the State. The township roads are also nil made cither to cross or tap this main road, and the main road itself, which is the trunk of all these roads, and the only means of outlet in the winter season for the traveling public from cither Cheboygan or Rogers City to the out side world, is alono unfit for that pur- pose, notwithstanding me large sums of money that has been spent upon it. Yours, SCRUTATOR. News Items. A tape worm, measuring more than thirty feet in length, was recently ta keu from a young man at Davisburgh, in Oakland couuty. The Ohio prohibitionists propose to put a ticket iu the field in every county in the State, except those in which cither the Democratic or Republican candidates will pledge themselves to vote for prohibition. On Friday week, Mr. Nathan Gibbs, a highly esteemed nud worthy citizen of Rattle Creek, while on his way up Jefferson street, nnd when near tho grocery store of J. M. Guernsey, fell on the sidewalk and immediately ex pired. The cause of his death was pronounced to be apoplexy of the heart. The deceased has resided in that city for the past eighteen years, and at the time of his death was in his forty-second year. Mr. G. conducted a blacksmith shop on South Jefferson Btreet. His wife nnd three children have the sympathy of the entire com munity in their hour of deep sorrow. Willie, oldest child of Mr. Stewart Walter, a boy of about eight years of age, was drowned in the Rattle Creek river in tho vicinity of the works of Messrs. Nochols, Shepard & Co., at Rattle Creek, on Monday week, lie, in company with a few playmates, was endeavoring to wade the stream, when ic unfortunately stepped into a deep lace, aud being unable to swim, sank to the bottom. Immediate assistance was rendered by the employes nt the machine shops, and the body recover ed, but life was found to bo extint. The parents of the child have the sin cere sympathy of tho community in their scvero and sudden affliction. There wus a very scvero hail nnd wind storm in tho southeastern part of Jackson county Weducsday afternoon, blowing down Btacks, unroofing build ings, destroying orchards, killing sheep, and doing other damage. , Another mineral spring has come to light at Wyandotte. It'B medical properties arc sulphur and iron. It is on the property of Mr. Potter, and is valued at $15,000. An unsuccessful attempt was made a few nights ago to burn an Irish Protestant Church in Williamsburg, New York. A ho postoihcc at Jjima, Ulao, was burglarized Monday night week. Two hundred dollars in stamps and money were taken. J amcs Ochs, a night watchman on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, at Franklin, was killed by a passing freight train July 22d. A violent hail Etorm passed over a portion of Pike county, Missouri, about two weeks ago, completely de stroying all corn and tobacco crops in its path. Frederick Seymour, second officer of the New York steamship Lodona, ; fell overboard and was drowned on the 18th inst., off Fryingpan shoal. A dispatch from Des Moines, Iowa, states that James Guyon, connected with Robinson's Circus, was killed there Sunday night week by somo person uuknoWn. A man, namo unknown, was killed somo twelve miles from St. Louis on Mouday, of last week, by having his skull smashed by a stone in the hands of unknown parties. Tho County Court of St. Louis has approved tho action of County Collector Mnguirc, in his attempt to collect delinquent taxes of tho Iron Mountain, Pacific & North Missouri Railroads and authorized him to em' ploy council at the county's expense to defend any suit tint iny bo brought against him or hi bondimien.. A big row, resulting in the death of two Indians and one colored man, took placo u few days since at a placo two miles west of Fort Arbuckle There was a camp meeting going on of colored people and Indians, when sev eral bad characters made their ap pearaneo with whisky, and a number of Indians and colored men getting drunk a fight ensued, with the above result. El ins Wright, son of E. P. Wright of Plainsfield, was so severely injured a day or two ago, while logging, that he died in a few hours. Henjamin J. Alcott, an Englishman, and Alferd Rigma, a Canadian, were arrested in Boston as tho robbers of the Dominion Rank at Toronto, on the 20th of June. They wero detected offering several stolen bonds to the brokers. In their trunks were found large quantities of burglars' tools. Hoth were held to await further devel opements. Paul Hrowling was drowned a few days ago, at Au Sable, while swinging a "jack across tue river, ne was a resident of Ontario, and leaves no family. Vermont has lost in population. New York docs not consume much beef this summer. England will not construct any more iron-plated ships at present. Mr. Clay, late Minister to Russia, has introduced into this country a new illuminating contrivance called the prcpetual candle. Secretary Seward has insured his life for one hundred thousand dollars. On Long Island, they grind crabs by the ton for fertilizers. Hoston ships ice to Demcrara. New Advertisements. kiii aas QNV T1VO wamojtna 11 II 4U l aV tu0 1 ""l 1 uoqj 'jo.Cuuqossojj -J Aq poidnooo Xpiaiujoj 'JSiiIPIjnfl SiUJnqTfvitT "I dOHS naaava nt roiaaj tin en isni nJiv iSUdA S31UVH3 BENTON HOUSE, First Class Hotel, Cheboygan, - Mich. M. S. G AON ON, Proprietor. JUST PUBLISHED THE LIGIT OF THE WORLD, OR THE Fountain of Religion General Content : Tho Life of Jesus Christ, our Tord and Saviour, by IveT. John flvetwood, l. 1). 1.1 le or the bvanfrc. liMs, AppoHtlv and Martyr, by ltev. John Fleet wood, li. I. 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