Statue of Liberty Funding Falls on Hard Times
THE IXTT LEO OT A GODDESS. A very melancholy report reaches us from France that the funds for the completion of the bronze statue of Liberty intended for presentation to the United States, and which was to have served as an emblem and lighthouse combined at the entrance to New Tork harbor, have suddenly given out From all accounts the bronze female, who was to have had a staircase In her left leg and a balcony in her back hair, will require to be completed by the United States, or forever after remain a thing of fancy. Two hundred thousand francs, we were told, had been subscribed toward the construction of this colossal statue, and a section, consisting of one arm, was sent for the inspection and approval of the New Yorkers. The thumbnail of the hand attached to this arm was so huge that the largest fat woman could sit down upon It with ease to herself and comfort to her skirts and surroundings.