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A CHINESE TRAGEDY.

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A CHINESE TRAGEDY. The Shanghai Courier publishes the following from Newchwang'; In the beginning- of February a dreadful tragedy was enacted in the district of Hai- chung, about 45 miles to the north-east of this port. AtChung Ti WO (boat dock), a small village in- habited by fishermen and small junk people, some conversions to the Roman Catholic faith took place a year ago, or rather an old man and his son, on their visit to Newchwang (30 miles from the port of that name) were received as members of the religion they had adopted. The rest of the villagers held to the faith of their forefathers. One day the two converts fired off crackers in honour of a holy picture which had been presented to them by a French priest, and then having placed the picture over the bang (brick bed-place), they knelt down to adore the saint represented before them. As they were kneel- ing one of their cousins or brothers (for I believe natives call such relationship by the latter title) rushed into the room with a hoe or some other instrument of husbandry, and nearly severed the head of the younger man. The father ran off for -ueisistance, and laid his complaint before the magis- trate, but when he got back to his house he was told that his son had been dragged to the Joss-house and then immolated. Not satisfied with one murder, the villagers, led by two uncles or relatives, having de- manded that the old man (over seventy years of age) should give up his new religion, on his refusal to do so tied him to a donkey with a rope round his neck, and "dragged him to the Joss-house, the poor fellow being strangled before he reached so far. The hearts of the two wartyrs were searched for, as it was thought they had been stolen by the evil spirit, and finally a hole being made into the ice the bodies were thrown in. All this happened on 2nd February, and strange to say the authorities have not done anything towards Punishing the murderers, nor have the bodies been re- covered, or any inquest been held."

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