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Algona, Iowa
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ALGONA, IOWA. I'M Monti bullion was received at the Philadelphia mint in October than any other taonth in its history. This was due to the government purchases of silver, TttB wheat receipts of Minneapolis this yeaf are expected to prove the largest on fecord. The largest amount before r ceived was 46,000,000 bushels, but it is e peeted that this year it will exceed fiO.OOO 000. VlOK'PllKStDKNT. RretNltAHT of Atcl) son compnny says that the line hashotles than 46,000 net receipts monthly froi sources other than from direct railwa operations, while the St. Louis and Sit Fancisco cwpnny is easily earning all il fixed charges and requirements, so that i is self-sustaining in every way. A CHILD'S fancy that she sees and talk with tho Virgin Mary in a wood near th Syrian village of Luttenberg has croatec a great commotion among the peasantr; of the surrounding country. Pilgrims to the number of 500 on a week dny and 3,00( on a Sunday are said to march in procession to tho sacred spot. Tho little girl, once in the afternoon and again in tho early evening, appears dressed in white, and going to tho true osuimunioatos with the Virgin in behalf of the assembled multitude. THE UPPER DBS MOINES. ALGONA. IOWA. WttTWttam V. NOVEMBER 26,1890. mam MIBB FIIANOES WiMiAiiD, president of the woman's Christtun temperanco union, may bo a bishop before many years. The admission of women as,' delegates to Hie general conference of the Methodist church, it is said, would) make her a formidable candidate for such an ecclesiastical office. But Miss Willard can be a bishop IATEST NEWH01ENSED. GENERAL frOtES. p. S. Af-fLETON, the publisher, died Friday at New York of apdplexy. T«» Indian outbreak at Carlin^ Nev., is becoming serious and trouble is expected. FKAIIB of an Indian outbreak have caused many settlers near Mandan, S. I)., to abandon their farms. W, F. SoMfcnvrr,i,iE, the Fort Worth (Texas) cattle and real estate man has as^ signed. of the Baltimore* Ohio road are clamoring for a dividend, even if it tins lo be paid ir script. TitK spotted fever, of which 90 percent. of cnses prove fatal, has broken out near Gallavin, Tcnn. JAMtss II. BUKKE has been appointed receiver of the effects of the bankrupt firm of Leopold Brothers & Co., of Chicago. Tun hat factories at Danbury, Conn. shut down Monday, throwing 5,000 people out of work. GEN. MILLS says the c'-"utost danger from Indians is at Pine Ridge, S. D., am troops will bo sent thither, MAYOII PECK, of Milwaukee, has resign ed, preparatory to assuming the office oi fpvernor. A special election to choose iis successor will be called Dec. 2. THK'largest iron furnace in the world, with a capacity of 200 tons in twenty-four under the present will vote for her. condition if the men ft usnally takes 250 votes to secure a bishopric and there is no constitutional objection to her being voted for by anyono,_iiian_or woman. IT is not altogether encouraging to hopes for European peace that the French government fooln that it must increase the military strength of the country on account of the added armament of Germany. The Emperor William may be deeply interested in the condition of the working people of his kingdom, may be inclined to experiment with socialism and may encourage consumptive hospitals and other philanthropic schemes, At the same time the rest of Europe feels it necessary to keep a sharp eyn upon the young kaiser. AJIISKICAKB have often been amused by English accounts of current and historical events in the United States. Since the days of Arrowsmith's famous journeys in search of American horrors there Juts not been anything in the line of malapropoi narrative to excel a passage in a preten tious article published by Moreton Frowo in the November number of tho Fortnight ly Review. The article is a dissertation o "The National Policy of the Unite. States," and in describing how our coun try became a union it says this: "Bu Rhode Island—perhaps because she was an island—declined to accept the constitution Six months later, finding that every port 01 tho mainland was closed to her s'irpi us products, Rhode Island came into tho union." Tho good citizens of Prov i idonco should especially enjoy this wis- ' dom of an insular embarrassment. BKBANCON and Hermits, respectively an aeronaut and astronomer of Paris, are still considering the feasibility of a trip to the north pole by means of a balloon. They propose to start from Spitzbergin in ^ favorable wind, and expect to be about 10 days in tho air, making good uso of tho time mean while in photographing tho country or smi buL w. They hnvo no id j,i -where th.iy would finally descend—and probably tho world would never know. Their balloon will be made of two thick- neeyof Chinese silk, and will hold 42, 000 cubic feet of hydrogen gas. With provisions for a montli they oxpoot to do something if tho balloon will stay up long enough. That is the point that puzzles tho aorinl voyagers just now, but they hope to decide by tests of such problems of navi. gation before May, 18H2, when they propos e to start. Tho most fudmiting- feature o this scheme is its tlieorolica]__pluusibility. Awiiouciii Jay Gould demos tho story that ho in tended to succoed Charles Francis Adams as president of tho Union Pacific, it is generally believed that ho and others interest oil with him have picked up a largo amount of that stock at tho present panic prices for tho purpose of forcing lours, was put in operation Nov. 17th at Etna, Pa. Tins Rockefellers have secured control of ho Northern Pacific railroad, which will esult in the ousting of Henry Villard. Mus. POTTEII PALMER has been unan- mously elected president of the board of women managers of the world's fair, TJIK financial panic bus reached the orking people in New York and several ivings banks have been compelled to ;and a aevere '"run." THE steamer Norinandle, which reachec ow York Monday, is detained at qutir- ntine, owing to the prevalence of smallpox among the 480 steerage passengers she brought over. Tins now cruiser Maine was launched at Now York Tuesday, in the presence of Secretary Tracy and many invited guests. Miss Wilmerdkg, anince of the secretary, christened the big ship as she slid into the waves to accompanying thunder of cannon. GKN. JOHN C. STAIIKWKATIIKU. formerly of Wisconsin, and a prominent division commander in the late war, died at Washington Snturduy. THE Kansas City Packing and Refrigerator company of Boston has assigned to Goo. E. Parker. The liabilities are scheduled at $1,000,000. THE great paper chase of the Long ed the rebels and recapttrfed f etfocigalpa, after severe fighting and heavy tosses on both sides. TUB government local beard declines to start public works in London tot the relief of the unemployed on the ground, among other reasonsy that unemployed laborers from other parts of the country would thereby be attracted to the metropolis. S. M. WAHNEH & Co., the sewing-machine manufactures, with headquarters at Hamilton, Ontario, have called a meeting of their creditors. Their liabilities are estimated at 8200,000. GEN. SELEvftHSTnoFF, formerly chief of the Russian gendtirtnery and head of the department of political police, who was found shot Tuesday at the hotel de Bade, died Wednesday. The belief is strengthemng here that he was the victim of nihilist s vengeance. A TiiAfN from Askub crowded with Turkish soldiers whose time had expired has been derailed. Thirty of tie soldiers were killed and forty wounded. The accident was caused by the heavv rains having sapped the foundation of the roadway. THE evidence of tho O'Shea trial has Boto GttttOfiE struck his tittftie, Stewart, over the head with £ base-bll bat Friday, inflicting injuries whipleliilti ed in Stewart's death thi* mottling. Stewart was intoxicated and was abusing young Gilmore's mother. JORN t. DAvtB, a lunatic, shot Miss Gladys ffiCe. organist' at the Mariner's temple, New York, and said he had in* tended to kill ex-President Cleveland. HENRY C. MEREDITH, aged 22 t employed in the registry department of the post office in Chicago, has been arrested for rifling registereciletterB. He was detected by Inspector ,W. C. Baird, of Chattanoofra, and confessed his guilt. AT 10:10 oVlodk Wednesday morning. |™n, k Vokey, a cabinetmaker, residing at 227 Stevenson street, Pullman, shot himself and wife. Both are dead. THE IDOLS OF TBEBUMIAE the Holy impression of the Fort of Gaiidatna Makes tlie Place Sacred. stones. The outfit case U ***£?*«fi _«,..» ««M moments and jewels^ irm< The Tooth of Btiddha an Object of Veneration^ Before Which Worshipers Fall Prostrate, been brought to the attention of the popu by churchmen near the Vatican who are opposed to the Irish party. It is not thought probable that any action will be taken by the holy see, as Parnell being a protest ant, outside the jurisdiction of the church. department has received a telegram from Gen. Miles saying that he has dispatched troops to the Pine Ridge and Rosebud agencies to restore order among the Indians. Mauy Costly Offering's are Laid at the Feet of these Great Images. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. THE business portion of Burton, Ohio, has been destroyed by fire. iANcrsco differed a loss of a quar- tor of a million dollar* by fire Saturday. IN a fire at Charlotteville, Va., Edwin O Kara an agent of John Wanamaker, was burned to death. Finis destroyed the old Globe warehouse on North Water Street, Chicago Monday. TWENTY-FIVE persons were injured- one fatally—in a railroad wreck near Kyle, IHE navy department is considering the advisability of adding to itd list of small swift, vessels for chasing work. Bids are to be opened in Fennwy for a 750-ton torpedo cruis r. FKANCIB TUMBLKTY, who was suspected by the London police of being "Jack the Ripper" and who was arrested here as a suspicious character, has been released from custody. He is still under police surveillance. NKVEIt WITHOUT MIS GUN. A Western Driver Got a Chill When He Discovered Its Loss. n" T n at remillds m e," said the colonel blandly. He is always being "reminded." iney were talking of men's dependence Tex. THE largo flour mill and elevator of William Peter at Columbiaville were burned Wednesday night. Loss, 350,000. Tim tug Alert of San Francisco and a Jightpr went ashsre at Cahilimi island on the 14rh during a gale. Both vessels nre wtal wrecks. A sailor named William O Neil was drowned. A. PitfoiiTFUi, boiler explosion and 1U co or lito occurred at the cooper works of Irexler it Bros., at Merlztown at 5 o'clock caused it is said, by a suburb, has Monday morning, defective boiler. TIIIUUAN, a San Francisco been completely destroyed by fire. One hundred and fifty persons were rendered homeless. Two men have been killed Island Cross Country association will be held on Thanksgiving day at 10 a. m. Nearly three hundred athletes will start. of is UENIIV VII-LAKD and a syndicate Now York and Russian capitalists, it said, have formed a companv with §150,000,000 capital to connect Puget sound with Russia by a railroad and ferry across Behring sea. Gov. STEELS of Oklahoma vetoed the Kingfisher capital bill, which action leaves tho capital at Guthrie. R. M. KINCI of Obion, Term., a seventh- day adventist, who was sent to jail for plowing Sunday, has appealed to the tederal courts. Josici'ir F. BEOKKII, dealer in teas and coffeus, who has stores on Eighth avenue, Fulton and Front streets, Chicago, has mado im assignment to John G. Quinlan, without preferences. CIIATU.ES JACOII, Jn., & Co,, pork and beet packers, of Cincinnati, made an assignment Thursday morning, with esti- more injured by the fall of Lima, 0. and fifty a scaffold at FIIUS at Evanston, 111., Wednesday destroyed Turner's livery ' ' ' stable, causing a horses were , liabilities of $60,000; assets, 840,- mated FOUH Pittsburg young men who believe that Stanley has magintied the hardship) of Ins journey through Africa will start Nov. 24lh, to go over the ground covered by the explorer. They also expect to find evidence that, Stanley has misstated the BarUelot matter. EX-POBTMASTEK TlIOMAS JoNEB, Jit., lied on the 19th of injuries received Manlay night by falling into the basement of ^ new minding. He was a brother to United States Senator Jones, of Nevada, ind had for many yean been prominent in ocal politics. loss of 840,000. Seventeen burned to death. A BOILER at the Marblehead pumping station exploded Wednesday, killing John Dunn, engineer, and seriously injuring lour others. _ BY a premature explosion of dynamite m Ouster's stone quarry, near Omaha. I'nday morning, Charles Burkett, Henry V\iselcu;:e and George Fisher were blown to pieces, and Frank Fisher and Samuel Watt seriously injured. Wjr. ROUINBON, Michigan and Southern passenger sxgent of the Grand Trunk railway, wau killed at the Michigan Contral depot in Chicago Tuesday night. HP was on a train bound for Alpsna, and stepped off here at 10:10 to inquire for relatives residing here. REGINALD BIHCHALL, who decoyed 1'rederick C. Benwell, a fellow-countryman, from England on a pretense of helping mm to learn farming in Canada and murdered him in a swamp near Woodstock, upon things which he is accustomed to use. "lhat reminds me of Jack Smiler. Jeck was as brave as a lion. He drove ono ot the fast freight specials fro.n Cheyenne to Deadwood. it was in the first days of the Black Hills excitement, when they ran light express wagons out to L/heyenne on a gallop and never stopped till they pulled up in Deadwood or until the road agents stopped them. _ "Jack WM.S born with one emotion lacking. He was not afraid of the wildes Indian (and there were enough of then in those days, just before the Ouster mas sacre), or the most daring and reckles road agent. They did not call them high waven then. He used to climb into hi seat, crack tho long whip, and, with wonderful oath, jerk the hearts of those muies in the direction of Deadwood, anc send them scurrying along like friditeuec rabbits. He always wore a revolver, o course, the handle forward in his belt The Appeal-Avalanche. Coining down one of the streets of Memphis the other day I noticed a chair in the window of a furniture house, the back o Wii;c i was a carved image of the great Lori Buddha. It is well worth notice. The upper part of the face is perfect, and a good a likeness as I ever saw in India Often have 1 seen natives making an offer ing and bowing down in worship to idols far inferior in the likeness of their god. There is one peculiarity observable in ali the statues representing Buddha, and is very plain in the chair mentioned. The head is invariably covered with sharp points resenibling thorns; or a twisted turban. I often inquired as to tho motive that induced native sculptors to make these inverted nails, but could get no Ontario, was hanged in the jail-yard at, that place Saturday. He met his fate with fortitude. JOHN D. DEI.LIE, the American consul ,t Bristol, died Saturday. Tim number of nxiles in Siberia •eiir '(mount to 10,000 souls. CRIME. plundered express cars on two trains near Augusta, Ga. MAYOK A. E. STEEI.B, of Marion, Ind., is short in his accounts §1,300 and has left the city. THIS United States Express company's agent at Tipton, Ind., was robbed of a $1,000 package. TIIK St. Louis grand juiy has indicted beorgo W. Harris, of Chicago, chart . - - --V...IH.4.VI 4.H illO tJ"2H. where his hand might touch it at, r, mo rnent s notice. 1 do not be'ieve that the road agent lived who could have stopped Jack Smiler. "1 rode up with him on one of his trips to a. ranch iibout thirty-five miles trom Cheyenne. 1. got tired of the seat aiid climbed back imo the box to stand there to rest my legs. I conceived the idea of picking Jack's pocket—that is, of getting Ins revolver away from him, 1 was pretty careful to press one hand heavily upon his shoulder while with the other 1 slipped the weapon from his belt. Finally 1 «-ot it out safely and waited for him 'to discover the loss. "Wo drove along for five or six miles, when suddenly Jack pulled up his mules with a terrible oath. " 'Whoa!' he said. "'What's the trouble, Jack?' I asked. " 'He turned to me and looked into my eyes. He was as while as a sheet. '"We are going straight back to Cheyenne, he said. "'What's the trouble!' I repeated. "'Trouble!'he ejaculated, and a cloud ot sulphur arose ovei us, his eloquence was so empiitio. 'Trouble? I've lost my six-shooter, and [wouldn't drive another 1 foot for §10 000.' 'Oh, p«haw, Jack,' I said, 'who knows answer. But in reading the life of Buddha 1 found that when he set out to be a recluse and handed out to his servani his ornaments he said: "These long hairs that cover my hi acl are superfluities." So with one hand unsheathing his sword and with the other seizing his hair and holding it up ho cut it off with a sintrle stroke. What remained of his hair on his head measured about an inch and a half. From that time it never grew, and always remained in the uprigrit position. The chair I saw brings out this peculiarity very.finely. There is also the oriental shaped hand and the loose sleeve. But true images of Buddha are never in a standing position nor are the hands ever extended. The god alwa/ reclines with the head supported by the hand, or he sits cross- legged like a tailor on his bench. The cross-legged position in which Bud- dah is always taken in preference to any other, shows the manner in which he sat when he spent the forty-nine days at the foot of, and in various places around the Bodi tiee, and is, as everybody knows, peculiar to and a favorite with all Asiatics. But he considered it the fittest position for meditation and contemplation. Hence, most_of the statues, of Gaudama represent man* gold ornaments and i have been offered to the idol 11 On asmall table in front the people.!» theif offerings, and having «f n the tooth, they prostrate themselves and depart. Building.-*, called ssayats, are pla ced £** some images. Some of these are were sheds, open on all sides, but in most case* they are built in a for more costlv manner than their dwelling-house?. Those tear great cities are truly beautiful and very costly. The ceiling and pillars are toot only finely carved, but completely gilded and the stucco floors are harder and more polished than marble. , , The doors or gateways of these rehtfidtls houses are generally guarded by huge balus and lions, as they call them. Theb alu is fin evil genus personified as a hideous MfUlj armed with agreat club. Sometimes othef images are added, as crocodiles, turtles and ' The country is full of images and zayats going to ruin. They nre seldom repaired, as the merit of making a small one 111 greater than repairing a large one. They are, therefore, allowed to go to _ rum, though it small sum might prolong its existence for years. In going through these buildings, if one wishes an idol as a memento of the visit, the natives never object to the stranger selecting one and taking it away. ANNA M. BABKLY. WHAT THEY KXCEL, IN. Alabama ranks fourth in cotton, Arizona ranks second in silver. California ranks first in barley, grape culture, sheep, gold and quicksilver. Colorado ranks first, in silver. Connecticut ranks first in clocks. Delaware is way up in peaches. Dakota is the finest wheat growing state. Florida ranks third in sugar and molasses. Georgia ranks second in rice and sweet potatoes. Indiana ranks second in wheat. Illinois ranks first in corn, wheat, oats, meat packing, lumber traffic, malt and distilled liquors and miles of rail•way. Iowa ranks first in hogs. Idaho ranks sixth in gold and silver. Kansas ranks fifth in cattle, corn and rye. Kentucky ranks first in tobacco, and has a world wide reputation for thoroughbred horses and cattle. Likewise beautiful women. Louisiana ranks first in sugar and molasses. Main reanks first in ship bulding, slate and gr,arite quarries, lumbering and fishing. this A FHKSII expulsion of anarchists wit/orland is imminent. from Hisv. DK. ADAM, leader of tho free hurch of Scotland is dead, TII ic financial paniu which prevailed at lontovidoo has subsided. AUSTIUA and Germany have agreed up- a big combination of thu southwestern ;im transcontinental roads. Since the allianco with the Northwestern, thu Union Pacific has not, been a particularly peaceful element in the western railway situation and the Gould story is •. phiusablu. Things are gti.doubto'lly shaping fora consolidation j^f these clashing interests, and the monuy asul stock markets have probably bean ipulated to some extent, for tho pur- among other things of making Un- liap'i a cheap purchase. But it would on ytraiigo did Gould become president of leop'iiad, should it prove that ho obtained hur-oling interest. Ho knows as well us M «cy elto that tho present iuuint>tay st government foreclosure is the f> ter of Mr. Adams and the eonh'denco f a w- the honesty of his management. Wjuld in his place, juul congress ljQ>u/ 10 t, i) 0 long in taking possession of n tho conditions of thu tariffs of tho res- ective countries. THIIITV Turkish soldiers were killed and irty injured in a railway accident near alonip, on tho 15th. Tn HUE Russian Nihilists, two men and a woman, have been condemned to bo nanged for plotting against the lil'o of the cxar. IT is thought in London that, Dillon will be asked to succeed Parnell as the loader of ilio Irish party. THUKK hundred and fifty shipwrights employed at Harvey ship yards at llayle hiivo struck tor tt change in thoir hours of labor. LADY ROSKHEHY, wifo of Lord Rose- bpry, tho well-known liberal statesman died at, G o'clock on the li)th. She had been ill for some time. A TKitmm.E tragedy has come to light in a town in JUsass. A woman, fewiny that she and her family would sturvp to death cut thu ihroatsof her live children and thi'ii killed herself. THE Italian minister of justice proposes, at the next sosion of parliament," to complete the existing partial law for the sup- prcsBioii of religious orders, IIIK Sea' resolved to , charged with robbing- registered mail pouches on the Chicago &, Alton railroad. A LETTISH has been received from Dr. (Jongdon, tho missing La t j orle physician, saying that he is on route for Europe. It is hinted that theru is some irregularity in the management oi'iin estate intrusted to his care. RuitE SMITH, the solo survivor of the Rube Burrows gang, has been convicted at Jackscn, Miss., for robbing the mails and will probably u-ct a life sentence. Tun grand jury returned an indictment against Charles Y. Loring fo.- bigamy. He escaped trial last week by having the indictment against him quashed. POSTMABTEU and editor Lawson M. Noycr, of Akron, 1ml., has absconded. Already $3,000 in forged paper has been discovered. It is alloged'that ho has bjen guilty of tempering with the mails, FKUUINAND Tium, aMilwmik-po shoemaker, has confessed that he deliberately tried to burn little Friede Hunger and her mother, with whom ho had been intimate, in order to cover up a previous erime, Dit. KIEIISAN, an expert on insanity, was assulted with a rotten egg by John you haven't a six-shooter? ' Why don't you go right on, as if you had one.?' "Jack s teeth chattered at the very thought. 1 never saw a brave man so terribly frightened. "'Not if my name is Jack Siniler,' he said. 'Gracious!' he added ('gracious stands for a string of words too long for a novice to mention in one evening 'suppose I hadn't discovered this. AVouldn't i oeen in a pretty fix?' He made a verv wry "'Hero's jnur old six-shooter, Jack,' 1 said, handing Uto him. 'I wouldn't have it. It isn't worth keeping,' " 'Go 'lung thereV shouted Jack, curling his whip lash beautiful! / and bringing the end of it to a sudden stop with crack. 'Go 'Jang them!' and w rolling over the road again. "'1 can't go anywhere without that, 1 he sa'd, touching the but of it lightly. The last f saw of him he was snapping his long hub and whistling cheerfully. With the revolver he went anywhere; without it nowhere," a loud we were , Seamen's and Firemen's union has the boarding houses .w..-^.,,,., ,. u uiryruu llUe uoarani" li in Cardiff and other places where the ter associations. mas- are engaged in organizing free labor i>i!if intit- i HIS iiritisn steamer Llalidtiff City, OopUun -it, tor Bristol, nas^l Browbeat Nov. 1(5. the bark due> bhe had on boutd the crew of Charger, Captuii? Brown, for " 16. The on in Honduras has been crushed. President Bogrku has rou Penney while trying to testify as to \lio laser's mental condition in Chicago Thursday. JOHN KUM.EK, the millionaire and real estate dealer of Chicago, was robbi-cl i hurt-day morning of a tin box, containing notes, deeds, .etc., amounting to over §100,000. Tins residence of John Sultzman, a leading Chicago business maa otthis city, was entered by burglars on the 14th and $8uO secured. No clew has been found by the ollicers. " h'isrepor'e.d that the private banking finu of foiling, Gowenlock & Co.. of Mount Cannel, 111., has closed its doors unit that the junior partner and §100,000 rf deposits have disapoeared. AI.IIEKT 0. SMITH of the firm of Mills, Hobertson & Smith, was arranged in Now i ork, on Monday on the charge of committing forgeries aggregating §350,000 ourl «ni..iii.-t ft.-. .1 1' i. • 1 w AX EDUCATED TARANTULA. The Strunge Pet Trained by a Unlf-ifi-crd Mvxiouii Hoy. A half-breed boy of Mexican and Indian blood recently attracted much attention at Winslow, Ari., by tl-e performances of an educated tarantula ho owns. He carries the big, formidable-looking insect in a largo wooden box .-.lung about his neck, which, when exhibiting his pet he places on the. ground as a sort of stage. At the command of its master the. tarantula mounted a small ladder, rung a bell, and performed on a miniature trapeze. Then, to the thumping of a tambourine in the hands of the boy, it proceeded to revolve slowly about, as if waltzing, and when it had finished saluted the crowd by lifting- ono leg thren times. Af'er the pH.ri'ormanco was over it crawled to its master's shoulder, where it sat, occasionally running around his neck or down into his bosom. The boys say ho tamed the spidor when it was young, first by feeding it every day until 'it grow ac- ousiomed to him. then gradually taught it tlioi tricks it knows, HB declares that it is much more intelligent than any dog, and very tractable, though uncompromising in j its enmity to any ono but himself. It isj as large as a silver dollar when curled up, him in the cross-legged position, which ho occupied when he attained r,iiu Buddha- ship. As this event is by far the most important of his life, it is but natural that this great occurrence should be always kept before the attention and memory of :he people, by objects representing him in Jie most important stage of his last existence. .It is not unusual to meet with statutes >f Gaudama, sometimes of colossal dimensions, representing him in a reclining josition. This is the peculiar situation occupied when he died. • Hence, those 3 most common images of Gaudama are lesigned to remind his followers of the wo greatest cir -umstances of his life, his Becoming Buddha, and his entering the State of Neibban. A statue representing Buddha in there- lining position is to be SUCH in almost very pagoda. Some of these statues are f gigantic proportions. 1 saw one forty- ve feet long, and another 259 feet,. They re of very rough work, and show that art s in its infancy in Burmah. The huge dols 1 have met with are never made of wood or hewed stones, but are built up of bricks. Having made in this way the principal parts of the statue, the whole is covered with a thick coat of mortar, the softness of which enables the builder without much labor to put tho finishing hand to his work. They are, iu an artistic point, of view, the worst, rudest and coarsest attempts at statuary I have ever seen. Gold is lavished on those ugly and shapeless works. Tho large idol referred to was covered with gold from head to foot. Idols of smaller dimensions—those in the cross-legged position, in the attitude of meditation—are likewise bad specimens of art. A erreat many are made of a soft stone, almost white, resembling marble in appearance, and capable of receiving a most perfect polish. About three miles from Rangoon is a place whore marble idols are made to a great extent The stone is brought from the north of Burmah, whore it is abundant. It is soft transparent, white and sometimes, when polished, exhibits a slighty bluish appearance. rl The idols in Burmah are numberless Some temples contain thousands, even tho paths among them being covered with fragments of.heads, arms and feet of the broken gods, Of all sizes they are and made from every thing that can be hammered, cut or moulded. These images of Buddha always receive more or less rolisious worship. ' In some places impressions of Gaudama's foot are shown, and this makes the plnne very holy Several of these, not only in Bunnali, but in Uylon and Slum, are snid to have been really stamped there, by the Dietv himself and are shown as proofs of His'extensive travels. 1 he rest are copies of the<e em- pressions, and are more numerous Some are in stone and some in stucco, generally handsomely gilded and well roofed over Ineroocot tiaudama i-i not like that ' ordinary mortals, but is tons being of I he same Maryland ranks fourth in coal. Massachusetts ranks first in cotton, woolen and worsted goods and in cod and mackerel fisheries. Michigan ranks first in copper, lumber and salt. Minnesota ranks fourth in wheat and barley. Mississippi ranks second in cotton. ' Missouri ranks first in mules. Montana ranks fifth in silver and gold. New Mexico's grazing facilities can't be beat. Nebraska has abundant 'crops of rye, buckwheat, barley, flax and hemp. Nevada ranks second in gold. New Hampshire ranks third in4he •' manufacture of cotton goods. New Jersey ranks first in fertilizing material, zmc and silk goods. . New York ranks first in value of manufactures, soap, printing and publishing nops, hay, potatoes, buckwheat and milch cows. North Carolina ranks terpentine. Ohio ranks first in ments and wool. first in tar .ind agricultural imple- Oregon takes the palm in cattle raising Pennsylvania ranks first in rye, iron and steel, petroleum -,nd coal. Rhode Island, in proportion to its outranks all other states in value size factures. first n Tennessee ranks second in peanuts Texas ranks first in cattle and cotton Utah ranks third in silver Vermont ranks fourth in copper Virginia ranks first in peanuts ' Virginia ranks fifth m salt and Wisconsin ranks second in hops. they who pay aiientlon to ilia of the I , - = Should i •tuck of the e,,emy, d^.epala, 61lrprlse you, foil me Buusequent assaults with llnHtotia^a u.« ,.• iiitrur. D .1 ""Dinner s stomach iuMtai w hid, m"&?v? me the '""^mental, S=^S;^!SS«i keca ^ ln ' thlu IncreiseI In colSrand hulk"!;,,, „,„ ,--" nervous syninloms ril a ,,„ . ' a ."l )etl "> Improves. ,•• S^^^^S!^^ of square, all the the lootlfol BurtdhQ^H an B obVt n of C SS veneration among the natives Ii is onn ".WA. th ? ra to be , th <? ^.ardia,, R pirit o "I till) lilist. swindlin 1 bya Couple worked: m Old y- ves afc '"e marriage liepn«o TI yme> as ' f iiig asAndCrLiS^'n^? ir inn™ '!'!,„ !.• '" LII 'Ul(t Lillian s, nrlD of their country, and the sovereignty of the island is supposed to be attached to its possessors. and remanded for trial. ETHUI, TOWNK, claiming to be a ward ot James H. Walker and niece of Ly man J. Gage of Chicago, tried at Terre Hauiu to cash a check for S30Q purporting to luvve.-p „ -„ been signed by Mr. Walker, who says he, tains, lying south of Winslow, Ari., does not know her. I miles. though its long. legs are two or three inches slightly For m w years the British government tookcm.rge O f this relic, aiuf appoint"d to guard it. and only on certain oo it, exhibited became of tho tnoth was u piece of niers. the co ed them. Wie lice: nse was Sum- mini*, who' the " The body is an ugly dull brown, cove/e 1 with short, coarse, black hair, which n's-i covers the limbs, but is very sparse and bristly. The eyes ar.e small and glpapi like diamond points, while the tuou'h is furnished with slender, overlapping fangs. The power of spring in these creatures is said to be something incredible, a leap j>f ten feet being no tremej.dous exertioj, The boy, who owns the only one whith has ever made friends with ary other ly- creature, is from the Mogollon ivorv . curved, nearly two inches in ength and one ineh in diameter at its base Its other extremity is rounded and blunt, and gradually diminishes in size Ibis relic w kept in a small chamber in the temple attached to the palace of the Kings It is encased in six boxes, and is placed on a silver table hung round with rich brocades. The largest cover of these caskets °- tf "»««I or outsioe is five feet silver built in thVWll peculiar tbuiid^S raised over the refics of Buddh«, ^ff same form is preser/ed which/are gol more ^JL*"*^^ arefffi

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