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J. 1' . 1-llAKL , , 1'UbiJ.hnr. MoCOUK. NEB NEBRASKA INTERESTS. Huxnboldt Enterprise : ThoB. &M. broke ground on the line of road from Salem to Ncmalm City on Tuesday morning. About 12R men arc nt work nt that point nnd dirt will fly lively for the next CO days. The company fins bought 40 acres adjoining Vcr- don. which JH the junction with thoM. 1' . . nnd the prospect * lor that place ure brighter than It lion ever been bcloro. Fairbury Gazette : Thorb was u com- plcto wreck made of the cannon ball train on the 11. fc M. Friday night of laHt week n short distance went of the liluo , The storm of that evening had undermined the track and N the fust train came alonpbcnK ! behind time nnd under full headway , it went off , tho"slccpor and other coaches being com pletely overturned. The engine went over xnfcly , becoming detached from the tender , the truckn of the latter going on one side o ( the track and the tank ontho other. The cars were badly used up and three or four pnSHcngcra slightly bruised but none were hcrlonsiy injured , which seems remarkable considering the high rate of speed at which the train wai running. The school house in district No. 0 , Knox county , was recently flrcd by an.in . cendiary. This Is the second burned In two yearn.A Good . Templar lodge with twenty- four charter members has been organized at otla. . The Crcighton band has received its uniform1 and thinks it is little the best in northern Nebraska. Sterling Press : Wm. Flynn while feeding a threshing machine one day last week , was bitten on the hand by a rattle snake that , was hid in a sheaf of wheat. J. J. Gewitz , a former employe ol the U. P. company , has sued said company In the district court of Hall county for $10- 000 damages for injuries sustained by him while working in the car shops ut Grand Iu- luml during the summer or 18S2. While working in the repair department a falling timber struck him on the head nnd inflicted what he alleges to bo permanent injuries. Lincoln is to have a street railway. The Metropolitan hotel at Omaha has made armuiroinents.to accommodate a large number of visitors during state fair week , and its rates will not be put up , , as la , cus tomary at other liotels during such a rush ol custom. The reputation of the house h well known , nnd as the matter of accommodation - dation has been provided for , person ? at tending the fair will find no better place tc etopat than thfr Metropolitan. Street can and other public conveyances to .the fail grounds start from this hotel at all hours oi the day. The bridge over the Republican a1 Superiorlias been washed out. It is a serl- , ous inconvenience to the town. ; Davie and Collie Earsoru , aged ( f and 4 * years , of Bloomington , were injured li a ruuawry recently , the scalp of the formei being badly cut. The little one suffered in jury of the ankle. The Nelson schoolhouse was struck by lightning recently and damaged to tlu extent of $100. Schuyler , Herald : , A serious accl dent occurred in a grove east of town or Sunday last. A young gentleman and lady , named respectively Jos. Scverlnaud Frances Sironey , were walking together , when Sev- crin pulled u pistol from his pocket for the purpose of shooting at a bird. As he was swinging it around to the proper point il was accidentally discharged , the ball lodg ing in the young Indv's shoulder. Dr. "Woods was called nnd he extracted the ball. The wound is not dangerous , and the pa tient is doing well. The Methodist church at Atkinson has been dedicated. Eight hundred dollars were subscribed to clear the debt. Falls City has no apparatus for fire protection. * . Schuyler Herald : Chris. Gutschaw , son of PrfiiMJutschaw , met with a most painful accident on Friday las > t. He was working on a thresher , when an oil cari into the machinery. He reached in to re cover it and his hand was caught In one of the wheels and badly crushed. Three of his fingers were caught in the wheel , but by withdrawing the 'band suddenly "he saved two from betas crushed so as to require amputation. The little finger was arapu- _ . tated and wound dressed. In withdrawing the hand from the machine the flesh iV stern torn from the bones of the second nnd third fingers. it.1'A The contract has been let for con struction of an opera house in Alma and work will begin at once. Work has begun on a new elevator al Gilford. -Six hundred dollars have been raised tobuild a Christian church at Stella , and work begins at once. - While William Jarminwas raking hay near Genoa Thursday morning with j bull rake' , one little boy riding each horse , , tho.tcam became frightened and both the .boys were thrown to the ground. The oldei boy Albert was caught in the rake and had one arm broken. The Congregational church at Tal- .mage in course of er , ction is nearly read\ for occupancy. North Bend Flail : Yesterday while the voting son of C. P. Dickersou was herd ing about three miles west of town he dis covered the remains of a human body. Word was sent to town and this morning t company , went out to investigate. Thej found the bones of a full-grown woman ol probable maturity. The skull showed marks of intelligence. A cotton-flannel skirt and a calico wakt was aluthe clothes withJt. The bones were brought to town and are in charge of Dr.Juinn. Schuyler iSun : There is a man doing business in Schuyler who makes the remark able statement that he landed here twelve years ago and has not since been aboard the cars. It is pretty near time for "him to give himself a picnic-nnd go on an excursion. Talmage began the fall term in a new schopl house. The State Firemen. Neb. , August 30. To-day was a big day at the firemen's tournament nnd ar immense crowd of people wereJn at tendance. Every train brings in large num- bers. A number of specials crowded" with visitors have arrived to-day. The first race was a repetition of the hose race ran yester day. The T. P. Quicks were barred out by the board of control , . the previous evening. The JFremont team ran first and failed to score. The unofficial time was 40' < seconds. The Thurstons came next , their time being 474 * . The Pacifies of Grand Island were last. Their timcj-was 47V , thus winning the race. The champion badge for the best ladder man was won by James L. Reinard , of Fre mont ; time GK sccouds. William Hilde- Jirand , of Seward , was the only other con testant. The hook and ladder race for the state championship was won by the Seward com pany ; time 51 seconds. The Fremonts , Were the only other contestants. The hook and ladder company of Syracuse ran -an ex hibition race ; time 64 seconds. Seward took the prize for the best drilled company. . The free-for-all race was won by the Thun-tons. time 43 J seconds ; Fremonts second , time 45 # ; Pacifies of Grand Island thir.d , time 465 ; Merchants of Lincoln fourth , time 54. Uae-hose coupling was a "complete walk over for the Moline team , the champions of the world. The average time was 2 1-6 sec onds. The Bluff Citys of Council Bluffs also competed. Their average time was four and five-eights. The Fremonts were last ; time , , six and a quarter. The closing day of the tournament at Lincoln was very brilliant. The only steamer entered for prizes was the T. P. Quick of Lincoln. The time of getting a one hundred feet stream was 12 mmutes 48 seconds. Under 120 pounds pressure the Quick threwstream 283 feet. At this Juncture in the proceedings an alarm of fire was sounded. The fire was located in Tur ner's drug fitore , being caused by explosion of a barrel of .alcohol. In 4 minutes and 20 seconds from the tap of the bell the Seward chemical engine was playing on the blaze. Visiting firemen assisted gallantly. Chief Butler had cliargc , and was especially effi cient. Jn twenty minues the fire was out and the exercises resumed. The loss is small , chiefly by water r- In the champion hose contest , the J. 31. Thurston company , of Omaha , won the firtt prize , a handsome hose cart. The Fitzper- alds , of Lincoln , second prize , S30 , and the Fremonts third , 525. M. 31. Flinckingera Linn Co. fanner , says : "I iave used Chamberlain's Colic , Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy in my family for the past seven years. There is no medicine in the world I think more of than this. It-has saved ma many doctor bills. I wonlcj not think of bpfng without it.1' A Number of Railroad Collisions of Recent - At tended by Loss of Life , Default in a Largo Amount of a Michigan County Treasurer- Other Criminal Deeds.- ' The New Stamps and. Postal Notes . A. Pension Swindler Other News 1 I * , 'From the Capital.- NEWS NOTES. t 'I'ho ' Yellowstone Central Park branch of the Northern Pacific road is now com plcted to Cinnabar , fifty-one miles south of Livingstone. It was opened for business September 1st , and parties can. now go di- rccUy to the park without staging. It is given out in Chicago on good authority that thd Southwestern railroad as sociation will not contest the suit of the Bos ton sugar-refinery , instituted to test the question whether railway people have a right to divert freight from the road to which it Is especially consigned by ship pers. The Boston company tendered cer tain freight to the Bock Island road , but the commissioner of the pool said the freight would have to go over another line in the carrying process , evening up the business ol all pool roads. Under pressure of suit the Boston company has been allowe'd to have its way without dispute and the freight has gone over the road indicated. This is ac cepted as confession that pool-r managers realize they have no standing in the suit in question , namely , that the nllwav as com mon carrier is bound to acceptall freighl tendered in spite of anv pool regulations. Big Spring , Mead county , Kentucky , had a shower of wheat straw lasting fiv ( minutes. A special from there attributes il to the harvest in the moon , "careless thresh- ci s spilling it over the edge. Gov. Crittenden thinks of calling ar extra session of the Missouri legislature tc make thoJDowning liquor 'Taw apply to St. Louis. Another trial of the JKeely motor is is announced to take place soon , c The grand jury at New Orleans in its report suggests as a sanitary measure thati crematory DO established under the directiot of the officers of the charity hospital for the purpose of burning the bodies of those wh < did with contagious diseases. The Slade-Mitchell prize fight has T > een declared off. The-first civil service appointment ir Chicago was made on Fjiday , a clerkship it the collector' office being given to a mac who had an average of 08 * . The.p'ublisliers of "Farm , .Field , anc Fireside" arc meeting with great success it securing subscribers to their publications. In addition to furnishing an excellent papci at the low price of 60 cents for six months , they propose to ' distribute $40,000 in pres ents to their'rea'derd. The Western Union Telegraph com pany has issued an order making the noun for night work eight instead of seven ani one-half hours and allowing extra pay foi Sunday work , the extra services to be basec on the the number of week days in thi month. This will increase the salary con * siderably. Several thousand volumes of books shipped to the states by three publishers o : Montreal yere seized by the United State ! customs officers. Stephen A. Douglas , son of the de > ceased senator , is lying seriously ill in Chi cago. Friday he underwent a surgica operation growing out of an abscess wind had formed. CRIMES AND CASUALTIES. A DEFAULTING COinsTY TREASURER. Evidences very strong showing that A. A. Atherion , county treasurer of Bos- common county , 2Iich. , hn.6 Bklppcd'WJUj funds to the amount of about $18,000 , ol which $ COOO elonsed to the village , $5OOC to Genish to\\nship , $1,800 to Harry Emery. a poor man , and smaller amounts to various other persons and townships. His present whereabouts are unknown. CRUSUED BY AX KLKPHANT. Harry Packard , of Hartford , Conn. , an employe of Bamunvwas crushed at Cin cinnati Monday morning by one of the ele phants , and afterwards died at the hospital. MISSIXG WITH BORROWED MOXEY. John J. Hall , of Trenton , N. J. , is missing with $12,000 borro ived money. The Trenton Times states forged notes aggregat- .ing between $20,000 and $30,000 were dis covered. Facts as to these statements are hard to obtain , as the principal sufferers are understood to be Hall's friends. Theyre- fuse to divulge the amount of their losses. In Trenton Hall had borrowed sums .rang ing from $100 to $8,000. The entire loss TD New Brunswick will probably amount to $30,000. Hall was a 'contractor for , the Pennsylvania railroad company and it' was an "easy matter for him fo borrow froin the rsuh-contractors. * DEATH IX A COLI2SIOX. The Cincinnati express going west on the Pan Handle road collided at an early hour Monday morning with the east-bound freight. They came together at full speed on a curve near the ill-fated station Mingo junction. Both engines were completely demolished , and four freight- cars loaded withjpork and lard and the mail and express car of the passenger train were reduced to kindlingwood. . Wm. tloyt , postal clerk , of Indianapolis- badly crushed , and died surrounded by debris , requiring chopping to release him. J. B. Newman , postal clerk , wjis injured , and Engineer Charles Wolf was badly bruised. T. "JVatson.and A. N. Brown , postal clerks and Joseph Little , colored porter , were slightly hurt. The ac cident was the result of carelessness of Con ductor Swaney , of the freight train ? 'who should have waited foe the pnssenger to pass. . . DOUBLE MURDER AXD SUICIDE. Jacob Oldenborger and Jacob Bush had a law suit Tuesday morning in a jus tice's court at Indianapolis , which was de cided in the latter's favor. Meeting Hush on the street about 1 o'clock Oldeuborger drew a pistol and firedkillinghiminstaxtlv. Turning from Bush he shot Sam. Campbell , who was passing at the time , probably fatally. Ho then crossed the street , and putting the pistol to his own headshot him self udead. It is probable the shooting of- Campbell was -accidental , as he was in no way connected with the suit. : SUICIDE OF A PHYSICIAX. Dr. D. Newell , a physician of stand ing , committed suicide at Chicago Tuesduj bytakinsr an overdose of morphine. He had suffered from ill health and sustained a number of financial reverses. HIGHWAY ROBBERY. Jnles Barber , an old and well-known actor , was knocked down and robbed by highwaymen at New York Monday night. He called for help and a policemanrprompth responded , when the robbers lied- One was captured by another policeman coming from an opposite direction , when a shot was firet and the highwayman fell dead. It is be lieved the shot was fired by his pal , who shot at the policeman. Barborwasnot seri ously injured. A DEFRAUDEIl DISAPPOINTED. The trial of Isaac H. Lockwood , oi New Haven. Conn. , on the charge of using the United States mails for the purpose ol defrauding those who wrote him , by claim - inj ; he would lend money left by'a deceased banker to the amount of $780.000 to de faulters and those who hadi stolen money , was concluded Wednesday , and the pris oner was found guilty and sentenced to one year and to pay a fine of fifty dollars. The judge's charge was rather favorable. Lock- wood was much disappointed at the finding of the jury , as he confidently expected to Co out riding at the conclusion of the trial. It was the intention of Lockwood to obtain one million dollars to go to Washington at the coming session of congress and go into the business of hiring diamonds to ladies at 10 per cent , of their value , so they could go to parties and receptions without the expense of buying ie necessary jewelry. When the verdict vas rendered the prisoner buried his face n his hand's. Ho was completely overcome vith emotion. He was taken to prison that light. ACCIDENT OX THE WAUASH. , The "Cannot JBall" train on the Wa- ) osh which "left Council Bluffs Tuesday' light ran over a cow at Clifton , Mo. The inline , bagcage car. and a coach were de- ailcd and Engineer Hall'ldlled. A BRUTAL POLICESIAX. "Maurice McNamara , "a New York > olceman ! , has been arrested for causing he death of a prisoner by brutal clubbing. " CRDIE. John Kennigan , nged 19 , ' 'as put pff an excursion train from Scran ton , Pa. , on Thursday , while itwas'running 30 miles an hour and won killed. lie baa .no ticket. Dollarville , Mich. , a town of about 800 inhabitants and hcadquantcrs of the American lumber company , was very nearly destroyed by flra Thursday. Twenty of the principal buildings were destroyed. Two children arc reported burned to death. Loss , $120,000. A FATHER BI2ATEX BY HIS SONS. James Collins , of Milwaukee , was terribly beaten Thursday night by his sons , Morris and Timothy , who broke into hit house where he and his recently-married wife were stopping , and assaulted him with clubs' . It seems the old gentleman , whc lost his lint wife a short time ago , has mar ried a woman very much younger than him self , causing the sons to leave nome. Thcj several times threatened his life. ANOTKD FGKGKRNABUED. Stephen Raymond , alias "Steve Marshall shall- ' ' was arrested nt Now York Saturday on the charge of forgery consisting In altera tions on the Union Pocific railway company' ! coupons. It is supposed that a portion ol the uonds and coupons'were stolen Januan 20 , 1876 , from the Northampton ( Mass. ; National bank. Eightcen.months ago notice was received in New York , ut the office ol the Union Pacific railway company , fron Mr. Hinckley , of Boston , that coupons sup posed to be a part of the proceeds of tut Northampton burglary were being regularlj paid In the city. The matter was placed in the hands of private detectives without any re sult. Last plarch , 12 coupons for $100,00 ( in sinking fund bonds of the Union Pacific railroad were paid both ha New Yortc anc Boston offices of the company. These pre sented here were found to be genuine coupons pens , but with altered.numbcrs. . The coupons pens paid in Boston proved to be the prop erty of a reputable merchant. A few days ago Inspector Byrnes was notified of th ( facts , and as the semi-annual payment o ; coupons became payable Saturday , detec tives were assigned to watch for presenta tion of altered coupons. At a signal fron Mr. Litcll , coupon clerk of the Union Pa cific , a man , who had given his name as Clark , was followed to the National Bank 01 Commerce , where be went to cash a chccl for $480 , just received ; before present ing the check he recognized De tective Steyiu on the other sid < of the street. Fearing the check wouli give him away , he tore it and thrust , tlu pieces in his'mouth and began to cat them. . Detectives at once arrested him , but recoV' cred only a small portion of the check. Th < prisoner was recognized as Raymond , alia : Marshall.the forger , who in 1873 aided it placing $750,000 forged Erie and , Buffalc bonds. For this offense he was seutencec "to five years In state's prison. He is forty six years' old , and has a glass eye. He i ; said to confine himself entirely to forgery , The bonds from which the altered coupon were detached arc supposed to be the prop erty of Hinckley , who had a largo amount o securities on deposit in the vaults of North arnpton bank at the time of the burglary. - FATAL COLLISION OF TRAINS. A collision occurred at Highland Parl station , on th'e West Maryland road , Sunda ; morning between the regular and an extr ; freight train. The'regular train stopped 01 account of a hot-box , and a few minute afterwards w as run into by the extra. 1 itrakeman had gone back to warn the extra Before the crash , Joseph Cruz , engineer o the extra , jumped from the engine and es caped with a 'sprained ankle. Wm. Abell brakeman , was killed ; Joseph Dorsey , cat tie drover ? fatally injured ; Wm. Fleigh fireman , slightly injured. The verdict o the coroner's jury charged the collision tigress gross negligence. DISASTROUS FIRE. .A disastrous fire destroyed on Sunday afternoon a large brick building on Artisal fctreet , New Haven , Conn. The fire brok out in : i lumber yard in the rear of th building. The building was four stone high and occupied by the New Haven Stapl manufacturing company and Strong Car tridge company. Loss , $100,000 ; insurance $ ( J5UOO. A fireman was seriously injure ! by falling bricks. CAPITAL TOPICS. THE NEW POSTAGE STAMPS. The postoffice department has selectee color for the new four-cent or double-rati stamp a shade of green somewhat dpJce : than that in which the present three-Lv , stamp is printed. As the three-cent will u retired from circulation , no errors are likel.i to arise from similarity of color. The neii stamp bears the profile.likeness of Andrew Jackson. Distribution to postmasters of th ( two-cent stamp begins September 1st. It i ; believed everything will be in readiness foi the change of letter postage , October Ist NORTHERN PACIFIC MAIL SERVICE. ' Railway postoffice service on the Northern Pacific railroad has been orderee : between Missoula and Helena , Montana , tc take effect September 2. Tnis will make continuous railroad postoffice service vir the Northern Pacific railroad Irom St. Paul to Portland , a distance of 1,900 miles. POSTOFFICES IN THE UNITED STATES. There are now 48,081 postoffices ir the United States , of which number 1,07-1 are presidential and 6,273 money ordei offices. Since the year 1876 the number oj postoffices has been increased 40 per cent. A PENSION SWINDLER. Another case of alleged attempted swindling of pension claims was brought tc light Tuesday by the arrest of Gould P. Atistin , a discharged cleric of the pension office , > who it is saiit has been writing to ap plicants for pensions , representing himseil as still connected with the department and liable to secure favorable action on theii claims. A quantity of official papers and n mass of correspondence was found at his room when arrested , and was held in $1,50C bail to appear in court. DECISION ON LAND SPECULATIONS. -Jin the case of Craig vs. Morgan , the acting secretary of the interior on Wednes day decided the settlement made on Osage trust and diminished lands in Kansaswhere the settler had arranged to sell the lands to others , does not give the right of entry under the act of May 28,1880 , providing for the gale of these lands to actual settlers only. THE NEW POSTAL NOTES. The postoffice was on Thursday sup plied with the first installment of the new postal notes. They are printed in yellow ink and bound in books of 500 notes with stubfc that are to be filled up with a brief statement of the amount of the detached notes and other particalars. Eighty thou sand books have been sent to various money order offices of the country. APPLICATIONS FOR FOOD. A large number of applications have been made to the marine hospital service for food for destitute citizens on the naval reservation at Pensacola. The letter was referred to the acting hccrctary of the treasury " ury , who decided there was" nofunds on hand which could be used for such purpose. It was held the Mate of Florida must care for its own poor , or make a public appeal for aid. INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS. i Internal revenue receipts for the month of July last were $9,278,535 , being a decrease of $3.600,922 as compared with July , 1882. The receipts for August were $9,910,281 , showing a decrease of $2,484,087 as compared with August , 1882. The net decrease for-July and August is $6,094,009. Rare Fnn at a Baptism in Georgia. Butler Herald. I heard of a colored baptizing over in Crawford county-thai beats anything in that line that 1 ever heard of before. The colored minister was baptizing a good many of the colored brethren and sisters , and among the rest was one sis ter who would bring the scales down close on to two hundred pounds. When the time came for her to be "ducked" the parson went into the water about shoulder deep. Jnst as.the words Holy Ghost got of the sable divine's month the colored woman thought she would have to do something and she threw the pastor down and , as a matter of course , He had to turn her loose. When trying to rescue herself she was carried into 3eep water and it took four men to get tier out. "I golly , " she said , when she same out of the water , and vowed that she would never try to throw the pastor lown again. ESSEX COUNTY. VA. 3Ir. James R. Mi- ion , clerk , says : "I have used Brown's iron Bittera and found it valuable for the purposes which it claims.- * What costume ought to remind a ady of her washerwoman ? Whv , her awn dress , to be sure. [ Carl Pretzel's A eekly. Oil ofjvhite birch bark dissolved in ilcohol when applied to fabrics ren- lers them water-proof and preserves hem from the attacks of injects with- at in any way seriously impairing the .ppearan.ee or the pliability of the ma- enal , THE OLD fOBLD. The Appalling Fatality That Has Overtaken Some Volcanic - Islands , Disappearance of Miles of Terri tory , Containing Villages and Thousands of People. The Czar of Russia Visiting Denmarh The Annamlte Trenty Otlier Cable News. Details received by specials from London of the volcanic eruptions resulting in tidal waves in the Island of Java , whlcb began last Saturday night , show there wa > frightful loss of life and destruction of prop erty. Some two thousand Chinese living on Long Ground at the entrance of Batavia har bor , were drowned by the waves , and of 3,500 Europeans and Americans living in that city , 800 are said to be lost. Al Anzier showers of rocks , mud and lava , followed by waves , destroyed 2,000 people. Bortain is entirely covered with water , and 1,000 to 1.600 persons were drowned. The island of ccraugo was submerged and all its inhabitants not stated how many perished. Several other places are said to have shared like fate. Nearly one-half of the forty volca noes on the island are in eruption or threat en it , and it is feared no section of the island will escape great loss of life and damage to property. The mountains which bayc nol erupted since the last century are now in ac tive movement , throwing out immense quantities of sulphur , mud , ashes , rocks and boiling water and scattering them over a great extent of country. Further special cablegrams from Ba tavia , the capital of Java , via London , the 29th , lip. m.t give further particulars ol the great volcanic upheavals on the Island of Java and adjacent islands. The&e late accounts show the disaster far more wide spread and fatally destructive than reported in previous accounts. Late Sunday after noon when the terrible eruptions were sup posed to have leached their height , the violence lence of the diaturbance suddenly increased , and the island seemed to be buried in vol canic ashes. Enormous waves dashed upon the shores to a remarkable height , going far into the inte rior of the island. Great chasm ; opened in the earth. At midnight Sunday night eruptions from the several active "volcanoes continued with frightful violence. Great streams of lava poured down the sides of the mountains. Immense fissures in the earth opened , emitting tor rents of vapor , making a tremendous hissing sound , as if a thousand engines were letting off steam. , A't 2 o'clock"Mon day morning the violent eruptions seemed to cease , but frightful rumblings beneatl the earth were heard distinctly. Greal quantities of lava , rocks and ashes were ejected from numerous volcanoes. Daylight showed that an enormous tract of laud cover ing territory fifty miles square had entirelj disappeared beneath the waves , carrying with it two villages and an agricultura population estimated at fully 15,000 people. Not a soul escaped. The entire range oJ Kanadga mountains , extending along the coast sixty-live miles , have gone out oi sight. The town from Tanerara , only twenty- five miles of Batavia , was swept away by a stream of lava. Half of the population , 01 fully 1,800 inhabitants , perished. In Bata via the loss is very great. Much damage was done all the principal houses by the fall ing of red hot stones , although this place i ; twenty-live miles distant. The aggregate loss of life on the main island of Java anc numerous small aeljacent islands isestimatet at fully 75,000 people. Of course the cxacl number of those that perished will never be known. The small island of Langkel has entirely disappeared. THE LIST INCREASING. A correspondent telegraphs that he believed 100,000 persons perished in tlu North Bantam island ( Java ) calamity. He believed the garrison and fort at Ang ! $ were swept away. Extensive plains of vol canic stone formed in the sea uearLampong , Sumatra , preventing communication wiili southwestJava. FOREIGN. OUTRAGES UPON JEWS. .j Advicea from Ekaterinoska since the riots against the Jews says 340 houses were burned and plundered during the progress of the riots , and the loss sustained by the Jews is estimated at 011,000 roubles. Four teen llussians , who were wounded by the troops in quelling the outbreak have died , making a total of twenty-eight. Several case ? of Jew-beating are reported elsewhere , but the police and troops acting with energy iu most instances , promptly suppressed any attempts. Iu the outrages against the Jews at Berchadf , however , eighty houses of the Jews were tired. Their lormer inmates are without shelter , and suffering great priva tions. VOLCANIC ERUPTION. A Batavia cablegram of Monday says : Terrific , detonations were heard yesterday evening from Volcanic island , Krakatoa , audible at Saera Krata , on the Island of Suva. Ashes from the volcano fell as far as Cheribpn and flashes proceeding from it were visible in Batavia. Stones fell in a shower on Serang , which was in total dark ness throughout the night. Uatavia was nearly so , gas lights having been extin guished during the night. Communication with Aujier is stopped. It is feared there was calamity there. Several bridges be tween Aujier and Serang were destroyed. A village has been washed away , the rivers having overflowsd because of the rush of sea nlancl. THE TONQUIN TROUBLE. The emperor of Annam has not yet accepted the treaty submitted him "bv " Hamoud , of the French civil service com"- missiou , but \yill probably accept it in addi tion to conditions before announced. The treaty requires guarantees that the French protectorate be recognized all over Anuani. Success of the French troops in Aunam ren dered China more hostile to them. ALFONSO'S VISIT. A correspondent at Madrid says : Ministers who [ oppose King Alfonso's visit to Germany argue it will be more politic for the king to surrender the idea , because of umbrage France would take if he carried it out. CHOLERA. The minister of the interior has start ed a fund for the relief of families of victims of the cholera. Large sums are promised. English hoop's in Egypt will subscribe one day's pay. Twelve deaths from cholera in Alexandria Monday. THE CZAR IN DENMARK. The czar and czarina of Russia , ar rived at Copenhagen on Thursday. They were received by the king of Denmark and king of Greece on board the royal yacht. Their majesties were taken ashore and es corted to the royal palace by the prineipa civil and military authorities and foreign ministers. Immense crowds assembled ai the landing place and along the route to the palace , cheering the imperial visitors. Their majesties were received at the palace by the queen of Denmark , the Princess of "Wales and a brilliant court. court.ANNAM. ANNAM. The treaty of peace between France and Annam allows France to station resi dents in all the chief towns of Tonquin , who are to be accompanied by the necessary number of troops. France may. also con struct forts on the banks of Red river. The French resident at Hue is to have the privi lege formerly refused of private audience with the sovereign of Cochin. Chinese money is to have currency throughout An nam , and the commercial customs and sys tem of taxation are to be regulated by conferences , to attend to which the French envoy is about to go to him. The Annamites having requested that the French legation at Hue be opened at the earliest possible date , Champcani has been ap pointed to proceed thither and assume charge of affairs. Decorations and presents for tlie king and Annamite ministers will be sent to Hue shortly. The blockade between ihe island of Hong and Packlong will be maintained for the present. ARREST OF DYNAMITERS. The London police have declined to reveal the source of information which led to the arrest of six Irishmen on the charge of havi'becn connected with the attempts to destroy property here last January. The men were all apprehended at the same time , in different parts of the city. The houses in which ih y lived were searched by thepolice. The prisoners are charged with blowing up the largest gasometer in the city , destroying a railway shed and attempting to destroy tvith dynamite the aqueduct at Firth o'f Clyde canal. Another Irishman , named Donnelly , was arrested on the pamn charge , since the conviction of Dr. "Gallagher md the ottjer dynamite conspirators , the police have closely pursued clues which1 . \ * ' p' have been obtained In regard to other mcm- brrH of the gang , and which , it is believed , will clearly establish the fact that relations exist between illegal societies In London and America. SEA DISASTERS. It was rumored at Plymouth Sunday that the Generate Trans-Atlantic company's steamer , Amcricmc , Captain Sawtelle , which sailed from Havre Saturday for New York , foundered. The Amcrlquo passed LIzzard Point all right that night. A heJavy gale prevailed throughout England Satur day night , doing much damage to property. Many wrecks and some loss of life are re ported. Later'news places the Amerique in safety. Hudson Steamboat Explosion. At about ten minutes to 4 Tuesday aftci noon people who were in the neighbor hood of the foot of Fourteenth street and North river , New York , were startled by the sound of an explosion coming from the direction of the river , and looking out in mid stream they saw the Hudson steamer Hiverdale enveloped in steam. In less than six minutes afterward she keeled to the side and capsized opposite Sixteenth street , she having floated that far. Instantly about fifteen different tugs steamed from the city and Hoboken , to where the sunken vessel lay. There were over 100 passengers on board the Hiverdale when she left the foot of Harrison street for Haverstraw. Some of these were hurled into the air and then fell back into the water , and others were compelled to jump into "the river to escape the hissing steam that had filled all -parts of the vessel , or to avoid going down with her. The cause of the disaster was explosion of the boiler which \yas amid ships. When the boiler burst the air was filleei with flying debris and broken wood work , and the pilot house .snapped like a pipe stem and toppled over into the water. About fifty people lost their lives , some being blown into eternity , and others met their death by being drawn down with the whirlpool , caused by sinking of the vessel. Those who were floating or swimming about in the river were picked up by the tugs andrew row boats that came to the rescue. Highway Robbery. Spccinl to Omaha Republican. OAKLAND , August 31. A daring rob bery was committed yesterday aftenioon on the road about one and a half miles north ol this village. Charles Oukson and son had just arrived from Illinois to take possession of his farm , which he had purchased a month ago. 3Ir. Oakson and boy started up to the farm with a team and farm wagon , and had two or tLree trunks aboard. Just before leaving Main street a young man asked for a ride , saying he wanted to go up to Lyons. A seat was given him on one ol trunks behind Mr. Oakson and boy. All wenl well until they reached a secluded spot beside a large corn-field one mile and a half from town , when the "meek young man" in the rear opened his gripsack and pulled out t revolver and demanded tfcelr money , 01 ' ' dead the . " ' The old 'you are on spot. gen tleman had just deposited several thousand dollars in the * Bank of Oakland , and had only about $10 , which the "meek one" took , together with a watch and chain ; also $2 and a watch from the boy. "ConstableVal - leu , on hearing of the facts , called out sev eral citizens and btarted in pursuit , bul darkness coming on , most of them returnee and reported ' 'not found. ' ' How Was Man Distributed on the Earth ? Popular Science Monthly. The question arises , how has the hu man race been able to spread itself ovei the whole surface of the globe ? Is i the product of different anel independem origins in the several continents , 01 have all men sprung from a commoi cradle , a "mother-region ? " On tin : point students are divided , Agassh holding that men wcie created , am Curl Vogt that they were developed , al different centers , and Quatrefages ane : the theologians maintaining the unitj of their origin. The fact is left thai man , the same in all the essential char acteristics of the species , has advancec into all the habitable parts of the globe and that not recently , and wlijiH uro- vided with all the resources that v5Jeri [ ence and inventive genius could put al his disposal , but when still young anc i fnoi'n.nt. Jt wivs then tlmr , wuaisaiiL almost naked , having only just got fiic and a few rude arms with which to de fend itself and procure food , the Ionian race conquered the world and spread itself from within the Arctic circle to Terra del Fuego , from the Samoyetl country to Van Diemen's Land , from the North Cape to the Cape of Good Hope. It is this primitive exodus , as certain as it is inconceiv able , accepted by science as well as by dogma , that AVC have to explain or at least to make probable ; and that in an age when it is only after the most wonderful discoveries , by the aid of the most powerful machinery for naviga tion , through the boldest and most ad venturous enterprises , that civilized man has been able to flatter himself that he has at last gone as far as infant man went in an age that is so far re moved from us as to baffle all calcula tions. tions.We We mus6 insist on this point , for it brings into light an obstacle which those who have tried to trace out tbe connection between widely separated races , and to determine the course that had been followed by tribes now sepa rated by oceans anel vast expanses , have hitherto founel insurmountable ; for , if man is one towhich we are ready to agree we must assign a single point of departure for his migrations , in. these migrations , man has gone wherever he could , and , at even7 spot he has occupied and settled , has acquired characteristics peculiar to the places. Hence the varieties in human races. Some of these , spots seem to have been peculiarly favorable to his advancement , and became centers of civilization. The number of such cen ters is , however , very limited , and their distribution is significant. Off to College. Burlirgton Hawk-Eye. It was September , 1879. The train that bore Bode Hawkins to college caught him away from the arms of his mother and the kisses of his sisters. Very glum was Bode Hawkinsand very reluctant he to go to school. "Aw , shaw ! " he growled ; "I don-kare to go , nuther , so what's the use ? Dog-gone the collidge , it don't do no good , and I won't know no more we'en I come back than I do we'en I go oway. I'c ruther drive team 'r learn a trade 'i somethm' . Dod fetch the thing any how. " June , 1883. Ambrose Hawkins re turns to his ancestral halls on the farm. His family weep for joy. All rush to embrace him as he steps from the tram. Ambrose Hawkins gazes fixedly at them through the oriel window that includes one eye , and delicately extending two fingers for them to grasp , he murmurs : "Aw fathaw ! gently , my deah fellah , jently ; easy on the rings , ye knaw. Bless you , me mothaw haw , no , thanks : kiss you when we get home , ye knaw. How do , brotbaw brothaw bless soul but I've forgotten well , me , aw , gotten the boy's name. Sistah deah , svill you kindly hand these brawses faw Be boxes to tfie luggage mawstah ? Aw -is this this the vehicle ? " And all the way home the old man lidn't say a wordbut he just drove and ; hought , and thought and drove , and icarly all that night he sat up twisting lis hickories and laying them to soak n the watering-trough down by the : ow-lane and he told a neighbor next norning that Charles Francis Adams vas right , and that "he has about four rears of college larnin' to unlearn fer Jode afore the boy could holler at a eke of steers like used to , but the boy eenied to be comin1 round all right , he'd do ' . " ind he reckoned , by-'n-by. There is no sorrow greater than to eve what is great , and try to reach it , , nd yet to fail. It seems as if them as aren't wanted .ere are the only folks as aren't'wanted 1 the other worfd. The saloon license of Qmaha an\ou.nts \ ? $80,000 per annum , NEBRASKA DEMOCRACY. The Nominations and Platform Set Forth by the Recent Convention. James "W. Savage , ol Douglas County , Nominated for Su preme Judge. J. M. Woolworth of Douglas , E. R , . Dnuicls of Madison , and G. W. Johnson of Flllmorc , for Regents. Thej.Nebraska democratic state con vention was held at the Academy of 3Iusk in Omaha Wednesday afternoon , there being quite u large attendance. The convention was called to order by the lion. J. Sterling Morton , chairman of the state central committee. Juelge J. F. Kin. ney , of Nebraska City , was chosen tem porary chairman , and J. O. Whedon was elected temporary f ecretary. Judge Kinnej thanked the convention for the honor con ferred upon him , and ho stated the object ol the convention in quite a fcpecch. VictorYifquain , of Saline , moved to ap point a committee on credentials. The chair appointed as such committee , Victot Vifqualu , of Saline ; J. C. Crawford , ol Cuming ; Beach llinman , of Lincoln ; F. . White , of Cass ; Gen. Montgomery , of Lan caster ; Judge Martin , of llichardsou ; C. li. Ilcdick , of Douglas. J. Sterling Morton was called out for c speech , and being introduced by Judge kinnc > as the standard-bearer of the party , said that the last campaign illustrated noth ing iu particular except the toughness ol iibre possessed by democrats who lived ii : Nebraska. The democracy stands on the same platform this year as last They hole that the government has no right to impost any taxes except such as bring into the treas ury that revenue which is necessary to pro tect the people in the rights guaranteed ! > } the constitution the enjoyment of life , lib erty , and the pursuit of happiness , am that all tariff taxes should be utterly abolished ished ; After the report of the committee on cre dentials was adopted , the temporary organ ! : zation was made permanent. The chair appointed a committee on plat form , consisting of J. Sterling Morton , Dr , Bear , of Madison ; Dr. Wallace , of Cass : McManigal , of Lancaster ; Dr. Glover , o : Washington. J. E. North , ofPlatte. moved to noml nate a candidate for justice of the biipremi court. Mr. Chapman , of Colfax , presented. th < name of Jas. W. Savage , of Douglas. Judge Savage's nomination-was by accL-v ination made unanimous amid great entliu siasin. For regents of the university the names o Dr. E. Den , of Douglas : Dr. K. It. Daniels of Madison ; lion. James M. Woolworth , o Douglas ; Dr. G. W. Johnson , of Fillmore were placedbefore the convention. Judge Savage was now presented to thi convention as their candidate for justice o the supreme court , and accepted the iiom illation in a very neat and modest speech. The nomination of regents was then pro > ceeded with. Dr. G. W. Johnson , Dr. ID. R. Daniels and lion. J. M. Woohvortu.were nominatee unanimously. A motion of E. n. Clark , of Washington to continue the central committee for twe years , was amended by a motion of Jame : Creighton to continue the committee for on < Year , and carried. * The committee was authorized to fill an ; vacancies that might occur on the ticket. THE PLATFORM. was reported by J. Sterling Morton , chair man of the committee , and was unani niously adopted. It was as follows : The democracy of Nebraska assembled a Omaha on the 29 th of August , 1883 , unani mously declare : First The government of the Unitee States has no constitutional or otljifcright ti impose taxes upon the people , except will the intent and result of getting money inte the public treasury with which to pay the debts nml-proviUo for-tho commea lefcuai and general welfare of the United States. All tariff taxes called protective , laid will far different intent and result , ought to be utterly abolished. yf Seeonel That "protection , " bo-called , derives-lno part of its impulseorlinaintenance | from reasoning or common sense ; but is wholly a scheme of a few selfish men foi their own aggrandizement at the expense ol the masses of the people ; and like the late river and harbor bill , vetoed by President Arthur , the worse a protective tariff bill , the more likely it is to be enacted because the log rolling for it is the fiercer and more shameless. Third The reckless squandering in the recent river and harbor bills ; in star route iraudulent contracts ; in the payment of al leged secret service detectives ; in the mul tiplication of salaries and perquisites for an unnumbered and almost innumerable swarm of office-holders , and in other visible cor ruptions of that part of the people's money which does not reach the national treasury , deserves the immediate and emphatic con demnation of the people. Fourth The state of Nebraska , iu common with the otherstates of the union , has , and exercises the rijjht of regulating ths sale of intoxicating elrmks in the interest of good order within the state , but the prohibition of the manufacture and sale of such drinks within the state is contrary to the funda mental rights of the individual , and to the fundamental principles of social and moral conduct , and if enacted will be neutralized by the constitution of the United States , which permils the introduction to every state of f o'reign liquors imported from abroad and controls every form of inter-state com merce. Fifth Corporate capital , whethei in the form ol banks , manufacturing establish ments or railroads , must keep its hands off the reserved rights of the people. The democrats of Nebraska denounce all rail roads within the state which elector attempt to elect , which influence or attempt to in fluence delegates to political conventions , members of the legislature and senators or members of congress. Corporate capital , as such , must not be permitted thus to en croach upon popular rights. We assert the right of the legislature to control the jail- roads ; we deny the right of the railroads to control the legislature. Sixth We demand the enactment of a law which shallunder severe penalties , for bid the issuance of passes , or free trans portation of any kind whatsoever by any railroad in Nebraska to any person holding either an elective or appointive office , or any other official position uneler the consti tution or laws of this state. Seventh That the policy of the adminis tration of holding a large sum of money in the federal treas'ury is most unwise and censurable. To this is justly chargeable a large share of the depression that hos for months overshadowed all business interests. The surplus over the current expenses of the government should be paid out in re demption of its interest-bearing debt. Eighth That we , as democrats , commend state treasurer , P. D. Sturdevant , oe- cau e he favored letting the contract for building the new state house to the lowest instead of the highest bidder. And that we condemn he Stout contract , so-called , for convict labor , bv ' which duly convicted fel ons are enabled' in the interest of Stout to successfully compete with free , honest la borers in the markets of Lincoln and the state. Ninth Government , whether the state or the United States , is nothing but a commit tee of citizens , appointed to attend to cer tain concerns of the whole body of people that cannot otherwise be managed , and all straining or undue extension of the func- : ions of this committee in any direction whatsoever should be constantly watched md always resisted by the people. Unhappiness of the Insane. Popular Science Monthly forSeptember. ! When I was convalescent , in the isylum , I attended an evening card > arty , given in one of the pleasantest vards , for the amusement of those pa- ients that are well enough to appreciate md enjoy such an occasion. I met a ady , a patient , who had been in the isylurn three rears. Although I could ee that she was somewhat flighty , yet n all other respects she was quite an in digent person. She told me that she lad left at home her daughter , an only ihild , about fourteen years old , whom he had not seen in all that time. This aely's husband had virtually put her in irison , and had. never taken the pains o call on her himself of teuer than once . year , and had never allowed her laughter to visit her. Tears stood in ho poor woman's eyes as she told me liese things , and I had no reason'-to be- ievG that she was deceiving herself or ae. And upon inquiry I found that er ease wes not an exceptional one , There arc mothers confined in all of our asylums , as there word in the insti tution whore I was , whof while they arc insane enough to warrant their Doing put under restraint , are yet sufficiently intelligent to bo sensible of their condi tion , nnd like the lady I have alluded to , bo overwhelmed by the thought that they are in a hopelessly helpless condi tion , and may be kept imprisoned thus for years , or oven for life , away from their kindred and friends , and from the little onefor whom their hunrta yearn with an intensity that no human being can appreciate , except some mother that has lost a child. This lady said she had known such patients , when talking about the little children from whom they had been separated , to sob and moan for * hours at a time. But the law is inexorable , It says that a husband may confine his wife in an asylum if ho can prove that she is insane and that is a very com prehensive word. In some states the certificates of two physicians will ac complish this purpose. ; anel when once a patient is shut up in a ward there i. ' no deliverance that can bo depended upon , as I shall presently proceed tc show. But not only do women suffer in this way , for there are men whoso affec tions are as keen and as strong as those of any womanwho long to bowiththcii boys and girls , to see them growing tc manhooel and womanhood , but whc know neither the day northo hour when that longing shall be gratified. Praying Against Time. Talking against time is common ir congress.but praying against time is tlu device of a clever Brooklyn child , whc will know how to get her rights whet she comes in sight of them. The lire burned low in the Franklir stove , the cat was asleep on the rug anel not a mouse stirred behind the wamsco ! as the mother wrote by a shaded lamj with a noiseless pen. All the house pui on slippers of velvet when little Hose went to bed.for sleep and she were cne mies , and she fought him to the lasl eye-lash. Ilcr voice came from the bedroom now with no sound of surrcndei in it. It was better to be at prayer thar to be asleep , and of course no one coulf reprove her for praying. "O Lord , " said she , "make me good and let me go in the omnibus to see Aunt Margaret and all the aunts ant ncices and mothers. Help me safe , foi I want to go and see Aunt Margaret and see what I can see. Don't lei i < hail , or snow , or rain , forl want to gt in the omnibus to see Aunt JMargare very much indeed , and all the aunts anc nieces and mothers. Make me well sc that I can go in the omnibus ; please do Bless grandpa and grandma , Aunt Kat < and "Aunt Sophia and Mr. Charle Swan. Bless papa and mamma , ane make us all good , so that we can go t < heaven at last , for Jesus' sake. Amen.1 There was a short pause , and thei the wide-awake , defiant voice went on "Keep grandma from dying _ befor she gets here. Don't let anything hap pen to her. Don't let any bears or will beasts eat me up. Bless grandpa am grandma and Mr. Charles Swan , am Aunt Kate and Aunt Sophia. " Another pause , a little longer thai the first , and the unconquered begai again : "I long for apples. I long [ for milk I long for pie. 1 long to be good , wish I had not that cold. I long fo some water. I long for some wine , long for some brown bread. I long fo some molasses. I long for some whit bread. I lon < j to be a woman. I than ! Thee that it did not rain orcsaow. Giv me a clean spirit. Let me be gooi when papa is here , for itj rieves him ti have me naughty , and he buys nn things playthings. I have prayed thu I should go to sleep. Tlilptmakes threi prayers. " A yawn , a long-drawn breath , anc then silence presently announced thai the last prayer was answered , and slcej : . Editor's Drawer in ' reigned. [ , Harper's Magazine. Treatment by Drills. British Quarterly Review. Several hints of no little significance may be gathered from current practice in answer to this interesting question , Treatment by drugs becomes more sim ple and direct every year. Instead oi the wondrous medley an olla podridu of drugs of former times , the modern prescription consists ot a single drug used with a single intention. The Mrug is not given for the vague reason that it has been found "to do good , " but with a distinct aim to produce some definite physiological effect. The materia med- ica are reduced to their essential forms , and active principles of definite strength and constitution and of minute propor- ticms are used in the place of the uncer tain and bulky drug in its natural state. Doses are being reduced almost to the vanishing point , and methods of exhib- ing them repeatedly come into notice which are more direct and exclusive in their application to the affected part than that which makes the stomach suf fer for the offenses of every other part. All these facts may be said ter show a general tend ency toward the restriction of the drug principle of treatment , to make it more simple and at the same time more direct , and to free it from much of its nauseousness. This tendency also makes" it more positive and its advan tages more indubitable , but when the giving of the remedy is restricted to a definite physiological purpose , it may safely be sa'id that the raison d'etre of the bulk of the pharmacopoeia has passed away. The restless and ubiquitous spirit of research which is abroad to-day has supplied a host of new remedies which gets into books but not into practice. There are , perhaps , a bare dozen of cardinal drugs which niakenp the greater part of modern physic the fixed stars of the firma ment of medicine , around which a mul titude of inferior lights i evolve in vari ous subordinate relations. Or , accord ing to a saying which has been put into the mouth of a num ber of eminent physicians : ' -"When I was youngl had 20 drugs for one disease ; now I am old I have 20 dise es for every drug. " And.probably there are there are" not half a dozen drugs the utility of which has not been effectivelv changed. Of this half dozen , two or three specific drugs will , for all that can be seen at present , always retain their place. Their worth is too real and positive to be neglected , however unsat isfactory it may be to science to pre scribe them more or less in the dark. But the orthodox array of ammunition of the .cEsculapius of tlie period is grad ually passing away , anel will soon re main only as seductive drops , whiffs , and lozenges. The prescription of the future will rather consist in the reduc tion of the daily life to special and scientific adaptations of the old Greek elements , fire , air , earth and water. A.nd in a sense which will be true in that innpr truth which uoets saw of old , ivounded and exhausted man beaten lown upon the bosom of his mother ; arth will arise from her embrace like i eiant refreshed. Draining1. Under-draining makes the soil more JOTOUS. When there is too much water > n the surface , or from springs under- icath , the drains carry off the surplus. tVhen the surface of well-drained soil is Iry anel hot capillary attraction will > ring up moisture from below , and the oil will suffer less from droughfrthan hat which is less porous. Ice cream may taste good But it's cold lomfort ; after all. [ Boston Star , A SEAL IN A SACK. How n Finny Mother 1'oIIovroiI Her Ofl- prlng for Kfghty Mllcsf. EonU Burbwn TreM. * An interesting incident , Illustrating the maternal affection of nnruiiiiml for its young , was brought to notice during the visit of an excursion party to Ana- capa Wands. A young seal pup , only a few months olel , was brought away from the Island by little Ernest Whitehead - head , who desired to take it home for a pet. The little animal W H seciired by a rope around onu of ita fins nnd tied within a small yawl belonging to the sloop. Shortly before sailing a largo eal was noticed swimming uroutieLthooloop , anchored off the cove where the capture was made , uttering loud barks nnd at times howling piteously. No iwrticu- lur attention was paid to thu unlinal at the time , or to the little captive , which at times barked in response to thu old dam's plainta. The boat sailed away , making for the Ventura shore. When off San Buenaventura a calm In the wind decreased the Hpoeel of the boat , when a largo seal was noticed near the vessel. On reaching the wharf at Santa Bar bara at 2 o'clock next morning a seal was again discovered swimming about the boat. It was nol supposed that this was the mother of the captive , or out of pity for its misery the pup would have been thrown overboard. To better se cure the pup until daylight the rope was taken from its fin anel it wa.s tk-d up in a jute sack and let loose on tlie deck. Soon after coming to anchor the seal rcsponeled to its mother's invitation by casting itself overboard , all tieel up as it was within a sack. It is asserted by the men on deck that the .seal mother seized the sack , and with her teeth tore open the prison of her off spring. This , however , Ls mere con jecture.- it did , the little pup was saved ; otherwise it woulel drown tieel up in the sack. The incident was the more interesting from the fact that the old seal had to follow the sloop at least eighty miles over the ocean in a hopeful endeavor to rescue its young. An Unscrupulous Collector. Boston Post. A little story was told us bv a lady lately abroad which illustrates the moral obtuseness that is sometimes seen in thu fair sex when they covet the gooels of their neighbors which they cannot ob tain legitimately. The teller of the story was in. Komo and had by much trouble and care collected a large num ber of photographs of persons ami places which she wished bound up with the letter-press of a favemtc work of fiction. For that purpose she went to a Iloman shop and left her book and photographs to be bound , while she went on a visit to Naples. On her re turn , the man of the shop , whe > was a German , by the way , informed her that through the carelessness of his boy the book had been lost after binding , anel he was very much troubled botli at the loss ami , being a poor man , at having to make it gooel to his cu.stonu.-rt Though rather discouraged , the lady duplicated her former collection , and succeeded in getting it into the form that she wished without further mishap. Soon after , when showing the volume tea a friend in Parisshu was tolel that Mrs. Blank , an American lady of considera ble social position had the same vol umes , illustrate1- ; ! ! the same way , anel , on further inqviry , found thai her fair countrywoman , rfaving ieftTIr large or der for books at the same Itoman shop , saw and wished to buy the volumes left there to be bound , and which were then ready for the owner. The shopkeeper told her they were not his and refused to part with them , until shu declared she would countermand Jiei relt-r and buy nothing fj * a him unless lie woulel sell her ; liose particular volumes and tell the owner he had lost them. At last , rather than lose a profitable trade , he did so , and the books now repose among the valued mementoes of an American lady of taste and fashion. Talented D cad-Beats. New i'ork Journal. "See that man ? " and one of Pinker- ton's shrewdest detectives pointed out a , well-dressed young man who walked leisurely along Broadway. lie heard the exclamation , and he turned anel noeldcel , seemingly at the detective. "That man doesn't beg , borrow nor steal , yet ain't got a cent , don't make a dollar anel never had an occupation. Curious , laii't it ? IIu'.s what I call a nobby dead-beat. He's an amusin" fellow in his way , always has a friend who wants him to stay with him , and orders cigars by the box , which he never pays for. ' "Howls it elone ? " "I don't know. You or I couldn't elo it. It's a question of temperament I suppose a happygolucky junior that makes light of "all dilficnlties anel takes nothing seriously. Tlu-re are dozens of such men in New York. Some get watched becau.su th"ir con duct gives rise to suspicion. You know that a man who has nothing to do may turn his attention to bank vaults and things of that kind , so thatenerally these nobby dead-beats may lie lookeel * " upon with .suspicion. Of "course it's only a place like New York London or Paris that will shelter such fcHo'.us and give them a chance to live at the pub lic's expense. " Petted to Death. Tlie poor little baby is gone ! What ever the doctor may "havo written upon his certificate , there are some frien-is of the family who are sure that the little object was fairly petted to death. It was a forlorn , thin baby bright and brave , but excitable , and'unfortunately , the only one in a large family. Grand papa and < rriiielmamma on both slel"s , the bachelor uncles , and txvo vivacious young aunts iu their teens were all ready to assert their rights -to take care of baby" find 'amu-e her. " Hardly had the delicate bo'ly an hour's rest in the day. She wa tossed in the air and trundled over rough pavements , anel carried in arm ? , : : nel made tonile and to give her attention to whoever de manded it ; that mo t fatiguing mental exercise. When she was sick the family were doubly attentive. She grew more anel more languid , through everything was done. Lverything- indeed ! Was ever baby loveel more , and more inju diciously treated by well-meaning rela tives ? It has its just rest at last. The Influence of forests. Boston Courier. The influence of forests upon climate .ind fertility is as yet but poorly under stood by even the more professional zlass of farmers. It is a problem that : an be solved only by observations ex- lending over considerable periods of time. But the influence is plainly ob servable and its explanation simple , strip the hills of th ; ir protecting for- ; sts , and the thin covering of sod vlueh iverlays their rocky slopes will shortly ic washed down into th valleys and nto the beds of streams aiiel rivers. Periodical freshets will result" which vill eventually carry away the bett soil rom even the valleys. One authority leclares that if the elestniction of the lill forests be continued in Ohio , half he area of that state will be sterile in ess than fifty years. Intemperance in aims is the source if many of the life-failures which we ; 0istautiy witness. The offender never pardon ? .