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' VOLUME VIII._HUNTSVILLE, ALA., SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1887. _NUMBER 21.
yEWS IN BRIEF. Compiled from Yariou* Source*. rmnvF-i Kersey Coates’ will was pro Jld at Independence, Mo., on the 29th. ffltate is valued at S3.003,099. _mawe,e opened and contracts award fit Rock Island, HI, on the 29th, for ^,000 of Upper Mississippi improve ments. __,_ tt develops that William J. Ayers,'who mated suicide at Kansas City, Mo, had been guilty of negotiating forged bills of lading. __ , u intimated that upon the retirement /Yttornev-General Garland from the Cabinet bo will take up his residence in flew York. _ of Labor committ6c &t Pit'sbur<r'b. Pa, haY3 inaugurated a general bovcott against goods of P. D. Ar mour & Co, of Chicago. v Orleans interests arc combined to make a strong showing before the Inter lute Commerce Commission in favor of thorough enforcement of the law. The Parnellites continue their policy of obstruction in the British Parliament, jwrly tivo hundred amendments being offered to one clause of the Crimes act. It is thought that the President will re peat his last summer’s trip to the Adiron dack?. in which case Colonel and Mrs. L.mont will be members of the presi dential party. Quiet was restore! in Louisville, Ky., on the 3 )th, without any further serious demonstration. One of the negro culprits claims to be able to prove an alibi, but little credence is given to his story. -» ■' — Samuel F. Perky, believed to be one of the Rivenna (0.) train murderers, who killed Captain Hohen while aiding in the rescue of Eddy Guerin, the Cleveland fur robber, is under arrest in New York. -m —— The Vatican has notified France that General Boulanger's military law which refuses exemption from military service to youth or men studying for the priest hood is an infringement of the concordat. Petitions and memorials, respecting the troublesome fourth section of the Inter-State Commerce law, continue to pour into the office of the commission. They are called for short, “long and short howls.” New York City has another official crookedness sensation, this time in the tax-assessing department. The property ot millionaires and railway magnates ap pears to have been systematically over looked by the assessors. Orders were issued on the 28th to com mence the construction of a new ten-inch gun at the Washington Navy Yard for the new cruiser Boston. Tivo ten-inch guns are still at the yard, one nearly completed and the other well under way. -• M. Schnaebeles, who has been the central figure of the latest disturbing in cident in Europe, was released by the German authorities and arrived in Paris on the 30th. H: was given an ovation along the route of his journey. The Pop:; has sent a telegram to Em peror William and Prince Bismarck, thanking them for their support of the new Prussian Ecclesiastical bill. The dispatch adds that his Holiness desires the prosperity ot Germany a id the Catho lic church. The general executive board of the Mights of Labor, after three days’ con • snee with the representatives of the ‘ -molders throughout the country, ^ decided that they will not interfere Hike present controversy about the St. wn:s patterns. Iaptain Thomas Plunkett, resident s'istrate of Cork, has been instructed y llie British Government to keep a close ',ltfh ovcr all circumstances attending departure of Mr. William O’Brien on a way to America to inaugurate a cam l‘1-n against the Governor-General, the “iquis of Lansdovvne. The total receipts of the Government , 0 month up to the 27th were $27,124. , • the total expenditures, $11,622,253, be ^ a ilet Stain for the month of $15,501,845. li f, v-v receipts and the comparatively . disbursements indicate a corre POnciingly large reduction in the public -( - for the month, now estimated at be ‘"een $12,0)j,00) and $15,00j,003. !,e teasers arul mixers ii all the win eglass factories of the Pittsburgh f.y1 district struck on the “17oh for an in p 'JSe of wages averaging ten per cent. “Urteen factories have closed down, and a,ai’!y 0113 thousand men are idle. The ■^acturers say they will resume ^rations as soon as they can secure ou““ men to run the factories. 1]T |s sa‘d at Ottawa, Ont., that the r;r.m» °f Lansdowne was totally igno w , c Hnv bargain whatever being made ^ “ ais tenants. If such an agreement tat ,mad0 aaii repudiated, as the dis itnc ’S Say’ il was directed by His Excel 0;.r 8 agent and without the knowledge e bovernor-General personally. Provp Pscretary °f the Interior has ap thefw a decision of the Commissioner of pj ,'eaeral Land Office, bolding a trian ofl ?a(ty of Und containing 200,033 acres til' lyin? eorthwest of the unforfeit to fbe Oregon Central Railway 6j r)(fan-v aad along the line of the forfeit kent .r l° be public land and subject c°nnE<‘lkr^nacted wa?e question of the the 28'h l le c°ko region was decided on Pire irv^d1 rece>Pf of a letter from Um The ur.,'- ■Jac'Ison, now in Colorado, lie an>-• ?? “tbat there should not btrther iaanCe *.n wagas until there is coke.” u vance in the selling price of 000 men i/tho decisi°u of tbe umpire 18, 8r€ to eonHn 6 ^ouaellsville coke region Pcafe of Wages ^ worlt on tbe present PERSONAL AND GENERAL. The Missouri Pacific car and machine shops have been located at Atchison by Geneyal Manager Clarke. They are to be built on the western limits of the city, and will be the central shops of the Missouri Pacific svstem for Kansas. Treasurer Jordon has returned to Washington and has resumed his duties. Wm. Duff Haynie, of Illinois, has been appointed chief clerk to the First Assist ant Postmaster-General, vice Jas. H. Marr, deceased. Mr. Haynie has per formed the duties of the position for a year or more. News from the Afghan frontier is of a rather disquieting nature for British in terests in that quarter, and the latter government is discussing the situation. John Gibbs and Abe McCrea got into a fight at Rosebury station, Pa., on the 33th, and both were fatally injured. Miss Alice Cobb, daughter of Alvin Cobb, twenty-four years of age, com mitted suicide at Portland, Me., on the morning of the 33th, shooting herself through the heart. The plate-mill department of the Key stone Iron Works at Reading Pa., was shut down on the 30th, for an indefinite period, throwing a large number of men out of employment. The Inter-State Commerce law did it. Recent heavy rains in New England have produced the greatest freshets known in nearly twenty years. All the rivers are out of bounds, and much dam age to property is reported. Serious pension frauds have recently been discovered in England, and an offi cial Inquiry has been ordered. The Swiss village of Sils was almost entirely destroyed by fire on the 33th. Experts in chirography are agreed that the London Tunes Parnell letter was a forgery. Montana has declared a quarantine against cattle from Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Texas, Vermont and the District of Columbia. An accident occurred on the Northern Pacific railway on the 30th by which W. O. Breed, of Faribault, Minn., was crushed to death and seven others were seriously injured. Washington Territory liad two sharp shocks of earthquake on the 1st. Active preparations are going forward at Washington for the National drill. Al Barer has resigned as umpire of the .American Base-Bail Association and John O. Valentine succeeds him. Senator Vest is reported as suggesting that Mrs. Cleveland’s wishes may influ ence the President to run for another term. It is feared that the schooner Louie O’Neill ha3 gone to the bottom of Lake Erie and that her crew of eight persons are lost. There is an enormous increase of emi grants from Great Britain for Canada, Australia and the United States. Ex-Governor Charles May of Michi gan addressed the American Temperance Union at Chickering Hall, New /ork, on the 1st. Hon. James Sheldon, ex-chief-justice of the Superior Court of Buffalo, N, Y., died on the 1st of cerebro-spinal meningitis, aged sixtv-six year3. King Humbert unvailed a statue of Victor Emanuel in Venice on the 1st. There were thousands of spectators pres ent, and much enthusiasm was dislayed. Thirty-eight pedestrians started i' a six days’ go-as-you-pleaae at Philadelphia' on the night of tho 30.h. Among them were Vint, Noremac, Hughes and Hart. Tho prizes aggregate about $6,000. Tiie accounts of the British colonial ex hibition have been published and show a balance of $156,175. It is proposed to transfer $10J,00 ) of this to the Imperial Institute fund, and with the remainder settle the deficit of the Inventions exhi bition and form a reserve fund. Dr. T. S. Dabney, of New Oilcans, whose dismissal from a clerkship in the Pension Office was attempted by certain Grand Army posts throughout the coun try, on account, it was said, of his having been a Confelorate guard at Anderson ville prison during the war, has tendered his resignation to Commissioner Black, to take effect June 3). Jay and Lee Moore, aged fourteen and twelve years, and Ira anl Bertie Hotch kiss, aged eleven and eight, sons of well to-do farmers of South Valley, Catta raugus County, N. Y., went fishing on the 1st along the Allegheny river. When about a rod from the shore the current capsized the boat and all four were drowned. AVithin a short time the United States steamer Galena, Commander Chester, is expected to arrive at Washington, having on board the pre-historic statue secured from Easter Island by the Mohican, and but recently transferred to the Galena at AspinwalL, This piece of work, by an un known race, is destined for the Smith sonian Institute. The Sunday law is being strictly en forced at Washington. A steamboat boiler exploded at Pitts burgh, Pa., on the 21, and three men were killed. German officials deny that a state of siege for Alsace Lorraine is contemplated. Schnaebeles insists that his arrest was made by German officers on French soil. The Queen of the Hawaiian Islands arrived in Chicago on the 2d and pro ceeded on her journey to Washington and Europe. Rossini's remains were disinterred at Paris on the 1st, and were removed to Florence, Italy, on the 21. Reports from Chili indicate that cholera is decreasing. Great poverty exists aDd many suicides, because thereof, are re corded. The Comotroler of the Currency has designated Chicago as a central reserve city under the previsions of the act passed at the last session of Congress. General Ganetslt, governor of the Fortress of St. Petersburg, who became famous in the Russo-Turkish war, is dead. . , Prince Jerome Bonaparte was stricken with apoplexy at Bordeaux on the 2d, and at last accounts was in a critical condi tion. , , About five hundred coopers employed in private shops at Milwaukee, Wis., went out on a strike on the 2d for an in crease of five cents per barrel. The men have been averaging $23 to $-5 per week. -—. .- - ■ -- Chief Justice McAdam of the New York City Court has removed Ernest Harvier from the receivership of Bartley Campbell’s estate and appointed A. M. Palmer, of the Madison Square Theatre, in his stead. Tiie Chinese government has settled the currency question by making a contract with a Birmingham firm for a supply ol silver and bronze coinage. GeohoeGexsleh, a Minneapolis (Minn.) restaurant-keeper, sixty-four years old, was found on the morning of the 2d with his skull battered in, and the axe, with which the deed had evidently been done, lying near by. The Emperor Francis Joseph has pre sented Cardinal Vannutelli, who is about to retire from the papal uunciate at Vienna, with the decoration of the grand cross of St. Stephen of Hungary. A stkike was .declared on the 2d in the cigar factory of Lozano, Pendas & Co., ; New York. The firm employs two hun dred men, or nearly half the Spanisn cigar makers in the city, and the factory is the largest for pure Havana goods in this country. A westerx-bouxd Atlantic & Pacific passenger train leaving Albuquerque, N. M., on the morning of the 2d, ran off the track fifteen miles from Coolidge, N. it, and was badly -wrecked. Several per sons were killed and many wounded. A bio fire raged all day on the 2d in col liery No. 1 at Wilkesbarre, Pa. It broke out suddenly, and all effort to suppress it proved unavailing. At night the coal was burning more fiercely than ever. Preparations were being made to flood the mine, that being the only way to extin guish the fire. The public debt was reduced during the month of April $13,053,098. Arrangements are in contemplation for a considerable extension of the fast-mail system at St. Louis. Washington gossips, busy with the Presidential succession, are of the opinion that Hill will support Cleveland enthusi astically. Chief-Clerk Brown of the State De partment, Captain Taylor, of the army and Lieutenant Rogers of the navy, have been assigned to attend Queen Kapiolaui and suite during their stay tin Washing ton. Judge Hilton has given Meissonier’s painting of “1807” to the New York Metro politan Museum of Art. He has also pre sented the museum with Detaitles’ “De fense of Champigny.” The wife of ex-Senator Thurman, who has been slightly ill for several weeks with.a bronchial affection, was announced as alarmingly ill on the night of the 2d. She was seventy-two years old on that day. Deserters report that the Hadendowa Arabs, assisted by other friendly tribes, have dislodged the Soudanese rebels from Kassala, and have captured Osman Digna and Abu Girga. M. Schnaebeles has given notice that he will refuse to accept the diamond cross, which it was proposed to give him, and the donations which have been made to ward the purchase have been given to the Alsace-Lorraine Society. Casper H. Borgess, Catholic Bishop of Detroit, Mich., has resigned. During his seventeen years, incumbency he has had very many troubles, and before send ing in his resignation promulgated a sen tence of excommunication against those concerned in the Polish riots a year ago. LATE NEWS ITEMS. Senator Jones, of Arkansas, escorted thirteen young ladies, schoolmates of his daughter, to see the President on the 2d. Fourteen persons were sentenced to the penitentiary at the last term of the Chat tanooga, Tenn., criminal court. Of these eleven were moonshiners and three coun terfeiters. Of the number one is a woman from PoJk county, sent up for one year for selling "wildcat whisky.” There is considerable excitement in many of the river counties in North Ala bama over the boom in ore lands. Union county, Ark., is threatened with trouble over the killing of a colored man named Lincoln, who had insulted ladies, whipped a white boy with an ax handle, ond whipped and threatened to shoot, on sight, a number of young white men. George Ayers and Henry Lindfley quarreled about ail indebtedness of $5 at Bowling Green, Ky., on the 30th, and the latter was killed. Lindsley was on horse back when the quarrel began, and as he dismounted Ayers seized him by the throat and quickly drew a knife across it, cutting it from ear to ear. Ayers fled, but was soon captured. The principal, if not the only topic of general interest iu political circles in New York, during the past week, has been the alleged declaration of President Cleveland not to allow his name to be used as a can didate for a second term. The reports of drouth throughout the agricultural districts of Texas are daily assuming a more serious aspect. During the past two weeks many conflicting ac counts have been disseminated regarding the area and amount of rainfall thoughout the six great cotton districts comprising the cotton belt. A Bii L granting women school suffrage has passed both branches of the New Jersey Legislature. New Jersey is thr fourteenth State to extend this right to women. The bodies of three negroes, brothers, named Sylvester, were found hanging to a tree on the roadside near Proctor, W. Va., on the 1st. The Daltimore and Ohio Express Com pany has cut rates on strawberry ship ments from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Cin cinnati from $1.25 to $1.10. The Southern Express Company will meet the rate, and fruit-growers feel confident the reduction will continue until the shipments can be made for $1 per hundred. Two hundred Mormon proselytes from Sweden and Denmark passed through Chattanooga, Tenn., on the 1st, hound for Utah. Nearly half of the emigrants were young women. They said that Mormon missionaries had induced them to come to this country to get better homes and promised they would not be required tp idopt the Mormon faith. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS One of the Florida papers wants tti iuty on foreign oranges raised. A tornado swept over Natchez, M iss., a few •venings since, unroofing many dwellings ind doing much damage. The whole front >f the City Hospital was destroyed, as was also the dormitory of the Baptist College. In Vidalia, the Methodi9t 'Jhurch, the engine-house and several imaller buildings were blown down. The lamage from the storm was great, but there was no less of life. Hamden Fuqua, son of J. A. Fuqua, of Dwensboro, Kj-., swallowed a tin bird fall a few days ago, which passed through the windpipe and lodged in the upper por tion of his lungs. Tho local physicians ;xhau3ted their skill in attempts to dis lodge the whistle, but every thing short of an operation failed. Dr. Roberts, of Louisville, was telegraphed for, and an operation was performed. The boy’s chest was opened and the whistle located, but all efforts to remove it were futile. The boy will die. The trial ot ex-State Treasurer Vincent of Alabama, charged with embezzlement in thirty-nine cases, has been continued until the July term of the Circuit Court at Montgomery. Owing to the absence of Mr. Duncan Crawford, an important State witness, who is ill and confined to his bed, a continuance was asked by counsel for the prosecution and Judge Arrington granted it. Vincent and his counsel an nounced ready for trial, but finally agreed to the continuance. Mrs. Beckwith, wife of Rt. Rev. J. W. Beckwith, Bishop of Georgia, died in At lanta a few days ago. The negro, Albert Robert Robinson, who was to be hanged at Tyler, Tex., May 20, died a few nights ago. Three children of J. T. Hall were left alone in the house near Bonham, Tex., a few days since. The house was burned, and all perished. The committee in charge of the decora tion of the graves of Federal soldiers at the National Cemetery, near Nashville Tenn., has invited Senator Sherman to de liver the oration. Should he decline, Governor Foraker of Ohio will be asked to speak. A reception was tendered to Miss Win nie Davis, daughter of Jefferson Davis, by the citizens of Chattanooga at the Stan ton Hotel a few nights ago. Over five hundred invitations were issued, and the j reception was attended by the leading cit izens of ihe city. Miss Davis will return to her home in Beauvoir this week. Governor Gordon of Georgia is suffering acutely from -an attack of intercostal neuralgia which prostrated him while de liveiing his address before the Confeder ate Survivors’ Association at Augusta. Colonel Phinizy, to whose house he was taken, says that although Governor Gor don was suffering from the effects ol morphine, he was not considered in any great danger. Grenada, Miss., was thrown into con siderable excitement a few days ago when Captain W. D. Fowler, of that city, a traveling salesman for Schmidt & Zieg ler, of New Orleans, shot and fatally wounded Rev. C. F. Stivers, of the Epis copal Church. The shooting occurred in Fowler’s own house. The cause is not known, as neither party have said .any thing about the affair. Stivers, expecting to die, made a confession in which he stated that the shooting was justifiable, and he did not want Captain Fowler pun1 ished. Louisville whisky men have subscribed 14.00) to fight prohibition in Texas. Hot Springs, Ark., has been making the gambling element, who infest that valley as thick as it it is said fiddlers are if hades, “mark time” so disgustingly con tinuously for the past week or two, tha”! they are pouring out of town like rati leaving a sinking ship. A little girl aged about five years, th* daughter of Ezra Jenkins, of Henderson, Ky., fell into an old cistern and was drowned a few days ago. The little on* was wandering around while her mothei was picking greens for dinner. Forty-three thousand bales of cotton have been compressed and shipped from Jackson, Tenn., the past season. Thirty thousand dollars have been subscribed by the citizens to aid in building a cotton fac tory in that cil»y. Finis Gower, a cousin of Frank and Jesse James, of Missouri, has been con victed in the United States Circuit Court at Nashville, Tenn., of robbing the mallr between Lawrenceburg and Waynesboro He was given two years in the Nationa prison at Albany, N. Y. Abe Littlejohn, a well-to-do white farm er, and wife, living near Clinton, Ala.t were burned in their dwelling a fewnigkt9 ago. Subsequent investigations lead to the conclusion that the aged couple were murdered and the dwelling burned over the dead bodies to conceal the crime. W. L. Hockaday, a traveling man em ployed by the house of Goodbar. Love & Co.', of Memphis, Tenn., attempted suicide a few days ago by taking belladonna. Standing in the rear door of the firm’s place of business, he suddenly raised a vial to his lips, and exclaiming: “I’ll be a dead man in twenty minutes 1” drank the contents. Medical aid was summoned and he was brought around after several I hours of agony. Jno, Tagert, Jr., who lives m the north west part of Morris County, Tex., started a few days ago with a load of cotton-seed to his farm, when it is supposed that his team became frightened and ran away, throwing him from the wagon against a tree, killing him instantly. An old freed man, who heard the team running, went to him immediately, but when he reached him Tagert was breathing his last. A young Hebrew stock trader, together with a horse he had just purchased, was drowned in Salt river, near West Point, j£y., a few days ago, while endeavoring to ford the swollen stream. His body was recovered by some farmers who witnessed the accident. The Bishops of the colored Methodist Episcopal Church met last week at Nash ville, Tenn., and arranged their plan of episcopal visitation for the present year. Atlanta, Ga., was selected for the next meeting of the Bishops. Right Rev. Chas. B. Galloway, of Mis sissippi, one of the Bishops of the M. E. Church, South, has declared himself in favor of local option as a step toward constitutional prohibition, and says that if he had time he would canvass the Btat<* of Texas in favor of Droliibition. THE FISHERIES. Captain Collins, of the United States Fish Commission, Declares the Canadian In shore Fisheries Not Worth Entering Inta Controversy About—Much Ado About Nothing. Washington, May 2.—Captain Collins, of the United States Fish Commission, is quoted in an interview as saying: “If Canada should freely grant American fishermen all of her fishing privileges there would be none that our fishermen would avail themselves of. Canada has no fisheries that we want, or would have, if they were freely given to us. All the fish that are to be caught with any profit are in the deep seas. With all I have seen written on this subject on both sides of the controversy, this one thing seems to be ignored or not known. The only in-shore fishing Canada has is along the shore of New Brunswick on the coast of Prince Ed ward’s Island and off the north coast of Cape Breton Island. Now you will see by this chart that the shallow water extends out a considerable distance, and 1 can tell you that there are many sharp rocks there. You see here, following down the shore of New Brunswick, within the three miles, it is eight fathoms and here ten, again fifteen, then twelve, next eighteen (that’s the deepest), then again eight, ten, twelve and fifteen fathoms; the same way along the coast of Prince Edward’s Island and Cape Breton. There is no place with in three miles of the shore where an American fisherman would cast his nets without danger of losing more than he could gain, since his seine would possibly bedestroyed. Years ago when they caught mackerel with hook and line these fish eries were of some value, perhaps, but now the fishing is done altogether with nurse seines of from fifteen to twenty-five fathoms. There are few places within three miles of shore where these seines could be cast without danger of their being torn to pieces on the sharp rocks. Our fishermen could not afford to run this risk. Besides, by far the best catch is out where they have a perfect right to fish without Canadian or other interference. There used to be fishing in the Straits of Belle Isle. There the in shore fishing, which we still have a right to, was of some value, but it has been fif teen vears since American vessels stopped going there.” -- PEACE OR WAR. The Austro-Hungarian Minister Inter. viewed on the Subject of the European Situation. Washington, May 2.—Baron Tavera, the new Minister from Austro-Hungary, said in an interview yesterday regarding the prospect of war in Europe that the sovereigns and cabinets are all anxious for peace, but there is danger of war be ing brought about by unscrupulous men outside of the cabinets, who are working to stir up a fight to further their personal ends. The Baron is just from Berlin. He was asked: “Does Austria apprehend nc trouble over the Bulgarian question !” “I can not tell; but it is certain Austria will not be the aggressor. We are as ab solutely masters of the situation in our own country as Bismarck is in Germany, and no outburst of popular feeling among the Hungarians, who, of course, remem ber the events of 1848 and the part Russia took in it, or any other nationalities that comprise the empire, could force the gov ernment into war unless it was fully re solved to take that course. With Russia, however, it is different, because of Nihil ism, which might drive the Czar and his advisers into war against their will, and in France the national feeling might be so strong as to produce the same result. “Austria,” continued the Baron, “could offer no objection to Russia’s putting a candidate on the Bulgarian throne pro vide! it is done legally and by an election by the Grand Sobranje. We have no ob jection to Russian influence in Bulgaria. The treaty of Berlin will not allow any one power to disturb Turkey, and if Turkey is attacked the signatory powers to the treaty of Berlin will possibly de fend her, while as long as her rights are not violated and the statu quo ante is maintained, it is immaterial whether a German or Russian Prince is on the Bulgarian throne. Un doubtedly Prince Alexander was treated very harshly, but it was done, I am sure, by those agents who are always seeking to make trouble. Neither th Czar nor his : ministers authorized it.” - ^ - INTERESTING RELICS. 1 Arrival of tlie Galena at Washington with i the Pre-Hlstoric Statue From Easter Island—A Subject for Antiquarian Ke search. Washington, May 2.—'The United States man-of-war Galena, Commander Colby M. ; Chester, of the North Atlantic squadron, ! anchored yesterday morning in the Poto mac off Alexandria, here from Aspinwall. The Galena has on board the great stone image or statue secured last year on Easter Island for the Smithsonian Insti tute. The statue weighs fifteen tons. It was transported to Panama by the ! United States ship Mohican, C mmander Day, and thence by rail across the Isthmus. Within a few days this extraor dinary relic of South sea barbarism will have reached its destination, the Smith sonian Museum, after having been nearly a year on the way. The Galena was vis ; ited and admired by a good many people. Although obsolete and comparatively use ! less as a war ship, she is a very handsome vessel, and seems none the worse for the heavy weather experienced on the voyage; Easter Island is in the western part of the Pacific ocean, 2,301 miles from the coast of South Amerioa. It has about a thousand inhabitants of the Polynesian race, and i is seldom visited by navigators. Since | 1885, when some French missionaries landed among them, they have become | Christians. The island contains several j hundred gigantic stone statues, the larg ; est of which is forty feet high and meas ! ures nine feet across the shoulders. They : are scattered about the island, which is | about eleven miles long and six wide, I generally prostrate. They were carved i out of the common rock of the island and some are tolerably well chiseled. Nothing is known as to tho origin of these rude works of art and worship. Native traditions give them a supernatural or igin. It has recently been conjectured that the island is the remnant of a sub merged continent and that these statues were made for idols by an extinct raee, OF GENERAL INTEREST —This country is the best picture market in the world. —Coffee as a cure for typhoid fever is recommended by a French naval sur geon. —A cross-eyed cat, one of the few known to be in existence, is owned by Mrs. George Hebard, of Hartford, Conn. —Ulysses is the only town in Grant County, Kansas, and Horace and Tri bune are the only towns in Greeley Count}’. —The total egg crop of the United States, or the product handled by the larger cities and towns, is estimated at one hundred and fifty million dollars annually. —The Chinese are said to manufac ture an anaesthetic not unlike cocaine in its action, and claim that the anaes thetic property is the juice of the eye of the frog. —Treasury clerks who count the trade dollars have to wear buckskin gloves or get sore fingers. Any sore spot on the finger is soon poisoned by contact with the metal. —London papers tell of a spaniel which saved the life of a cat. The owner of both decided to drown the cat, and threw it into the river. The dog rescued the tabby and the man threw her in again. This time the spaniel took the cat to the other shore. —The retired list of the navy is swell ing. The«*e are fifty Rear Admirals, fifteen Commodores, fourteen Captains, twelve Commanders, twenty Lieuten ant Commanders, forty-one Lieuten ants, forty-six surgeons, twenty pay masters and seventy-two engineers.— Chicago Herald. —At a late auction in Paris a Stradi vari us violoncello, bearing the maker’s name and the date, 1689, was sold for $3,802; a violin by the same maker, of the date of 1691, went for $2,400, and a Ruggeri, of the year 1650, for $6,400; A violin bow, by Tourte, for $220.— Cincinnati Times. — A curious flower is being cultivated by a lady at Barton, Fla. It is called the veiled nun and is of the lily species and has a fan-shaped base, in front of which projects a purple cell, and in the cell is the pistil, on the apex of which is a perfect face with a white hood or veil almost exactly like that worn by some of the orders of nuns. —The prints of peculiarly arranged teeth were found in some cheese in a house in Jersey City that was robbed a few nights ago. A colored man who was arrested on suspicion was required to bite a piece of the cheese; when his teeth made the same marks as were up on the other piece, and he was commit ted for trial.—Chicago Tribune. —A Philadelphia physician says that a great deal of what passes for heart disease is only mild dyspepsia, that nervousness is commonly bad temper and that two-thirds of the so-called malaria is nothing but laziness. Prob ably he doesn’t tell his patients so, but there is no doubt a good deal of truth in what he says.—American Analyst. —The Governor of Guadalajara has arranged for the establishment of pawn shops in that State similar to the na tional pawnshops of Mexico, which lend money on collaterals at a very low rate of interest. Private parties in the State capital have already subscribed a capital of twenty-three thousand dol lars and other subscriptions are coming in rapidly.—Chicago Times. —The secret of being always enter taining in conversation is so simple that it is astonishing so few people know it. The rule is always to talk about the personal interest of the one you are talking with. He will save you the trouble of saying much, and will leave you finally with a remarka bly good opinion of your powers as an entertainer.—Journal of Education. —Tapestry is neither real weaving nor true embroidery, but in a manner unites in its working these two pro cesses into one. Though wrought in a loom and upon a warp stretched out as long as its frame, it has no woof thrown across those threads with a shuttle or any like appearance, but its weft is done with many short threads, all'vari ously colored and out in by a needle. It is not embroider}-, though so very like it, for tapestry7 is not worked upon what is really a web, having both warp and woof, but upon a series of closely-set fine strings.—Boston Budget. —The New Brunswick (N. J.) News announced with great gravity one morning that certain post-office clerks, naming them, had been detected in “selling thirteen stamps for one cent and a quarter,” naming the detective who had worked up the case. The News has now been sued for five thou sand dollars damages by the two clerks and is the victim of its own joke, which turns on the fact that thirteen stamps cost twenty-six cents, or a cent and a quarter of a dollar. The Post-office Department sent on an inspector to de mand the reason why the. theft had not been reported.