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A "World's" correspondent, writing from Havana on the 23rd Decf inner, says that, the Cap'ain General of Cuba has just decreed the practical enslavement of the whole Chinese population of the island of Cuba, numbering some 35,000 souls. The decree orders the ten thousand or fifteen thousmcl free Chinese immediately to enrol themselves under the tutelage of the Government, and work in the Government workshops, receiving for their labour only 4 dols. per month ; and ordering that all Chinese who are now working under contract, shall be re-indentured on the expiring of their terms, or bo sent to jaol.

"W. M. Tweed, the chief of the Tammany King, was arrested in the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, on the 16th December. • He was brought up before the Cjurt of General Sessions the following morning, charged with feloniously diverting to his own use 'the money of the county. He looked pale and crestfallen, and his attempts to smile pleasantly only- made him look more ghastly. When h« entered, a cheer was raised by his partisans, which waSy hpwever, soon drowned in [tthe hisses of-hjs opponents. The. enof Ciarles.O'Oonaor, the counsel

forth© proßecfttion,-Vdi -greeted -with loud cheers. Tweed was committed, bail being refused;. He was then removed to the Tombs State prison, but while on iis way thither a writ of habeas corpus was granted by the judge of a superior court,' and he was admitted to bail in the sum of 50,000 dols. The bail of Tweed's son was refused, an d several who had signified theiv ness to become his bondsmen, retired at the last moment. Tweed disappeared as soon as he was admitted to bail, and had not been seen up to tbe despatching of the last telegrams from New York. It was anticipated that he would not be permitted to take his seat in the Senate, and o' Donovan Eossa had presented a petition against his election; on the ground of fraud. Thj Houston County " Democrat " confirms the statement that a man at Spring Grove is turning into stone. His name is Harmon Silverson. He is completely petrified in all his lirnlss and l.ody — the only exception being a portion about the mouth, throat and eyes. He has a good appetite, eats, and prays day |and night for the Lord to deliver him from this terrible affliction. He is perfectly helpless. The process, of pet ri tication commenced some time last spring in liisfeet mid knees, si'ice which time it has gradually increased.

A reform of the civil service of the United States has commenced.

A procession of the International Society took place in New York on the 17th The procession was arranged about hiilf-past two, Hawkins' Zouaves' Band playing a dirge and leading the column, followed l>y a platoon of the Skidmore Guard (coloured) ; next came Messrs. .Banks and Flureuux, then a nnnilicr of women on foot, among them Tennie C. Cluflin and Mrs. Woodhull, the former carrying a red flag inscribed " Social and Political Equality for Both S'-'xes." Then c-une the Cuban Lsagne, another crowd of females and niahs, !\nd a cat if.dque carrying three coffins and d)v»wn l»y six horsps. Next came the Briokl-iyevs' Union and tho Caiiinecrnakers' Union. Among thw notabilities in the procession were General Ryan, the Cuiun Patriot, O'Donovan Rossa anil Airs. Francis Rose M'Kinlsy. There was a profusion of >ed flags, banners, rosettes and scarfs. The l>-inner captured l>y the police on Sunday was one of the most noticeable. Tt bore the following inscription: "The Commune expands as the axe of its executioner falls upon thtj necks of its martyrs ! " On another banner was : " The world is out' country ; to do good our religion." Another bore the following: "And they had all things in common."

A new kind of .type for th« blind has been invented by Reuben Vose, a Now York bro er, by the use of which it will only cost two dollars to print a Bifile, instead of fifty dollar?, as at present, and. to further complete the system, a printing press has been constructed by which the blind can

print for themselves, enabling tlieoi to carry on correspondence with their friends as well as those with

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AMERICA., Tuapeka Times, Volume III, Issue 212, 22 February 1872

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AMERICA. Tuapeka Times, Volume III, Issue 212, 22 February 1872

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