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Some are poisonous when eaten ; others are , of various metals, and translated and editmerely venomous. Among the first are many ed Kobbe's “Inorganic Chemistry." spheroids, a tetrodon, and many Clupea, which are abundant near tbe Cape of Good

PROFESSOR Bonamy Price, Professor of llope. In the Japan Sea is found a very Political Economy in the University of Os. peculiar tetrodon, which is sometimes used ford, died in London, January 8th. He was as a means of suicide. It brings on sensa- born in Guernsey in 1807; was one of the tions like those produced by morphia, and masters in Dr. Arnold's school at Rugby then death.

from 1830 to 1850; and was one of the

recognized authorities in his special branch The nervous irritation produced by tin- of research. His lectures, in their pobnitus, or noises in the ear, from which many lished form, have had an important ccopersons suffer much, has been mentioned as nomic influence. They include "The Prinà possible cause of mental disorder. The ciples of Currency" (1869), and " Chapters coarser diseases of the ear are subject to on Political Economy” (1878). In 1876 surgical treatment from without; but nerv. Professor Price published another work, ous affections provoked by obscure dis.“ On Currency and Banking." orders are not so amenable, because their

Dr. Carl PASSATANT, the African trar. causes are more subtle, although none the eler, died recently at Honolulu, in the thirtyless real. Sometimes an obstruction of the fourth year of his age. eustachian tube may be the chief cause of tinnitus.

DR. FERDINAND VANDEVEER HAYDES, a geologist whose name is inseparably associ.

ated with the Government explorations of OBITUARY NOTES.

the Rocky Mountain region, died in Phila. at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, in 1829, and was graduated Dr. Aga Gray, the eminent botanist, died delphia, December 22d, after an illness of

many months. He was born in Westfield, January 30th, in the seventy-eighth year of from Oberlin College in 1850, and from the his age, after an illness of about a month. He Albany Medical College in 1853. He was conwas born in Paris, Oneida County, New York, nected for more than twenty years, a great in 1810; studied medicine, and received the part of the time as chief, with the exploradegree of M. D. in 1831, but never engaged tions of the Western Territories, including in practice; became an assistant in the Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, chemical laboratory of Dr. John Torrey in Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Utah. De1833; and a little later was appointed cura- sides the official reports of his exploring tor in the Lyceum of Natural History: His work, he was the author of the books, “ 'The first botanical writings were descriptions of Great West; its Attractions and Resources " sedges and of certain plants of northern and western New York.' In the “ Elements (1880), and North America ” (1883). He of Botany," published in 1836, he showed scientific societies, and an honorary and

was a member of most of the American that he had already views of his own, he was not afraid to utter, even though they corresponding member of many foreign so

cieties. might be different from those of the then recognized authorities in science. From M. F. J. Raynaud, an eminent Fredeh that time till the end of his life he worked electrician and director of the Higher School with unceasing activity and growing fame, of Telegraphy, died early in January, from and for many years hé bas been recognized the results of a murderous attack. Ple was as one of the leading botanists of the worid. associated with the laying of several tele. His numerous works are well known to all graphic cables, one of which, crossing the readers and students, and can not be cata- Seine, having been broken, he repaired in logued in a note. It is enough to say of 1870, in the face of the enemy's fire. lle them that whichever class of them we re- was the first person to call the attention of gard, they have never been excelled. French men of science to the labors of Eng.

lishmen in electric unities; and he transPROFESSOR T. S. Humridge, chemist of lated Gordon's " Treatise on Physics " into the University College of Wales at Aberyst. French. with, died November 30th, aged thirty-four years. He prosecuted his earlier scientific

The recent death is announced of Prostudies while serving as a clerk in a corn, cal Institute of Berlin, who was a great au

fessor Arthur Christiani, of the Physiologi. merchant's office, at the evening classes of the Science and Art Department, and after thority on the physiological action of elecward studied under Professors' Frankland tricity, and on the physiology of the nervous and Bunsen. His first publication was on system and of the sense of hearing. “The Coal-Gas of the Metropolis.” He in- Dr. Max SCHUSTER, an eminent petrolo vestigated the atomic weight of beryllium, gist, of the University of Vienna, died last made redeterminations of the specific heats November.

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JANUARY 1, 1887. Amount of Net Cash Assets, January 1, 1886..

$63,512,618.00 REVENUE ACCOUNT. Premiums.......

$16,386,067.69 Less deferred premiums, January 1, 1886..

878,161.65 $15,507,906.04 Interest and rents, etc. (including realized gains on Securities sold) 4,157,766,42 Less Interest accrued January 1, 1888.....

435,284,18 3,722,502, 24– $19,280,468.3 DISBURSEMENT ACCOUNT.

$82,743,026.28 Losses by death, including reversionary additions to same......

$2,757,085,97 Endowments, matured and discounted, including reversionary additions to same. 559,075.01 Dividends, annuities, and purchased policies....

4,311,119.11 Total paid Policy-bolders..

.$7,627,230.09 Taxes and re-insurances...

243,142.84 Commissions, brokerages, agency expenses and physicians' fees.....

2,529,857.57 Office and law expenses, salaries, advertising, printing, etc....

523,672.30–$10,928,402.4 ASSETS.

$71,819,623.48 Cash in bank, on hand, and in transit (since received).....

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408,619.44 *Quarterly and semi-annual premiums on existing policies, due subsequent to Jan. 1, 1887..

1,041,666.15 *Premiums on existing policies in course of transmission and collection. (The

Reserve on these policies, included in Liabilities, is estimated at $1,050,000) 646,437.14 Agents balances..

161,905.81 Accrued Interest on investments, January 1, 1887..

486,497.10–$71.819,623.46 Market value of securities over cost on Company's books...

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$75,421,453.37 APPROPRIATED AS FOLLOWS: Adjusted losses, due subsequent to January 1, 1887

$202,346.43 Reported losses, awaiting proof, etc..

853 625.28 Matured endowments, due and unpaid (claims not presented).

87,890,70 Annuities due and unpaid (uncalled for).

9,818.74 Reserver for re-insurance on existing policies; participating insurance at 4 per ct.

Carlisle net premiud; Don-participating at 5 per ct. Carlisle net premium. 62,525,599.00 Reserved for contingent liabilities to Tontine Dividend Fund, Jan.

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$3,128,742.77 Addition to the Fund during 1856.

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4,176,425,25 Reserved for premiums paid in advance...


$67,340,926.12 Divisible Surplus (Company's Standard)........


$75,421,453.37 Surplus by the New York State Standard, at 4% per cent (including the Tontine Fund).... $16,549,31953

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