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An Important Gardo u C rr,p.
Lima beans, make one of the most
Important crops that is grown in a
garden. The bush varieties should be
planted for an early supply, bdt the
pole varieties are preferred by some
as a main crop. It is not too soon to
prepare the* ground and apply the
manure, but the seed should not be
planted until the ground is quite
warm. In place of poles wire fencing
may be' used as supports. '.
Using Fertilizers Muru Tl)a I Once.
Fertilizers may be used more than
once on a crop. Unless heavy appli
*cati?***as are made early in the season
?ore fertilizer should be applied later.
The kind of fertilizer must be consid
ered, however. If nitrate of soda is
used early it r?lll be found profitable
to use a little more when the crop is
nearly- grown. The proportion of
moisture secured will have some in
fluence on the crop, for should the
season be very dry there may not be
enough moisture to dissolve the plant
food for the crop.
rinuting the Corn Crop.
The corn crop is the most important
and valuable -of all staple crops on
the farm, as the fodder is considered
equal to the, grain as stock food on
all well managed farms. Corn is a
gross feeder and will take any amount
of manure. It thrives best when the
land has been plowed to the greatest
depth consistent with the nature of
the soil and then well harrowed. It
is better to use fertilizers broadcast
for corn rather than in the hill, and
a mixture of 150 pounds of nitrate of
soda, 100 pounds sulphate of potash
and 250 pounds acidulated phosphate
rock, per acre, will be found- excel
lent for cora. Unless given good cul
i tivatlon, however, corn will not pro
duce the highest yield. Simply stlr
" ring the top' soil with the cultivator
to the depth of two inu?ts after the
corn plants are up has been found
better than deep cultivation by some,
but it is possible that many soils
should be worked deeper. The loose
top soil protects against drought,
while the frequent cultivation keeps
the grass and weeds under control.
rnlntin- Farm 15 n I ld I HRS.
I Some oiv has said that "paint and
nattxTare like charity, they cover up
"."7* multitude of sins." or faults would
have been a better word, as not all
faults deserve to be called sins. When
the spring rains are over, and the
wood' is dry, but before the flies get
plenty, is a good time to paint farm
buildings, carts and tools. It is not
necessary to have a skilled painter to
do all this if economy is to be studied.
The ready mixed paints, properly
used, will last as long, look as weil,
and preserve the wood as well as
those mixed by the painter, and any
hired man or smart boy can soon
earn to spread them, not as well as
the man who learned the trade, but
well enough to cover the buildings.
.When we first tried such a job we
received these directions which
helped us much. "Keep the paint well
mixed, do not get too much on the
brush, and carry the hand steadily in
a straight line." Begin on something
or some old building where looks is
not very important, and a consider
able Improvement will be seen in the
workmanship after even a day's prac
tice, and when a second coat is put
on it should be smooth enough to
hide the defects of-the first attempt.
Most of the ready-mixed paints are
improved By the addition of a little
more oil and turpentine, at least to
ward the hottom of the can, as but
few will keep them sufficiently well
sy Method of Growing Turnips.
-The great objection to growing tur
nips on a large scale for stock is the
great amount of hard work required
In weeding. In growing by this new
plan the land is best plowed in the
fall and manured through the winter,
provided cut straw was used for lit
ter. If it is not convenient to use a
piece of fall plowed ground, a mellow
piece of land may be plowed this
spring, and surface manured immedi
ately. If fine manure cannot be had,
plow under coarse manure with a
t, jig plow about two inches deep.
Alter plowing and manuring, the
earlier in spring the better, the
ground must be well harrowed avery
week until the time for sowing the
seed. Sow rutabagas or swedes from
Juno-15 to 25 and turnips from June
20 to July t
The grain drill may be used to sow
the turnip seed. Close up some of
the drill holes so as to sow 28 inches.
Sow about one pound of good seed per
acre. As soon as the turnips are well
up go twice across the rows with a
weeder to thin the plants. In a week's
time go over the ground again with
the weeder, always across the rows.
It is wonderful how the weeder thins
out the plants and destroys the weeds
with even more satisfaction than may
be done by hand. The number of
times the weeder my be used will
largely depend upon the thickness of
the plants In the row. There will be
little use for the horse cultivator, but
it may be used after the crop is sever
al inches high. A good way is to use
the horse cultivator and follow with
the weeder across the rows. Acid
phosphate is the best fertilizer for
the turnip crop, and should be applied
broadcast.-J. A. McDonald, in New
j Common Sen?3 Stabre Sanitation.
The three essentials in building a
cow stable are light, temperature and
ventilation. Stables built north and
south and provided with plenty of
windows will receive. sun nearly all
day. This is important, as sunlight
is the best germicide known. Build
the barns so that the direct rays can
get in. Otherwise it will be impossi
ble to keep the stable in best condi
tion. Of course a large amount of
window surface means a cold stable.
This can be avoided by using double
windows or hanging curtains inside
the single windows, which practically
amounts to double windows. The tem
perature of the cow stable must be
kept uniform. I used to think that a
temperature of 50 degrees was about
right, but now I keep my stables from
54 to 60 degrees. I know this is high,
but I believe we get better results
than from a lower temperature. Don't
build a stable too high, as the higher
the ceiling the more difficult to keep
the barn warm and to keep the cows
from taking cold. I have figured out
that 500 eublc feet of air space for
each animal is sufficient. My own
stable ls 36 feet wide and about 90
feet long. It contains stalls three and
one-half feet wide placed so that the
heads of the cattle are toward the
wall. This makfes^cleanlng less labori
ous and in every way I like this ar
rangement better than having the
heads toward the middle of the build
In making floors for cow stables I
lrk? a cement floor. The objections
to cement are that it is cold and slip
pery. The way"to get around the first
objection ls to bed the cattle liberally
and the second to roughen the last
coat of cement before it has set. This
will prevent slipping. Provide threa
or four box stalls in every barn.
Ventilation of the stable should be.
sufficient to carry out all moisture.
The tube system suggested by Prof
essor King is undoubtedly the most
practical. These tubs must be tight,
else they will not cause circulation
of air will come in just below the
eaves, be carried up Into the rafters
and allowed to settle toward the bot
tom, becoming partially warm before
it reaches the cows. The in-take
tubes sho.uld be sufficiently numerous
to provide a five-inch tube for each
cow-H. E. C., In American Agricul
If cause of partial or entire fruit
failure is sought, after the orchard lat
has fulfilled his part, it may confident
ly be expected to result from one of
two interfering conditions. Either
the fruit buds or growing fruit have
been injured by untimely frost, or suf
ficient moisture has been lacking at
some time during the growing season.
Loss or damage from the latter cause
is now quite as common here is the
east as in the arid or semi-arid fruit
growing districts of the far west
There they have become fully con
vinced that no fruit need be expected
without an adequate and continuous
supply of moisture, either by conserv
ing that falling during the wet season
or artificially supplied, or by both
methods combined. Here it will be
presupposed that the orchardist has
faithfully done his part in fertilizing,
pruning, insect protection and, if need
exist, in draining, and at June 1st has
a fair setting of fruit Up to that
time, in the east and the middle west,
there is but little liability of drouth.
It is the period from that date till
harvest that is most critical for the
fruit-grower and which annually keeps
the statisticians guessing as to the
Ripe fruit contains 85 to 90 percent
of water. When we consider this fact,
in relation to another, that the leaves
of a tree are constantly exhaling
moisture into the air at the rate of
hundreds of tons to each acre of large
and thrifty fruit trees throughout the
summer season, it becomes at once
apparent how necessary it ls that no
moisture In orchard or vineyard
should go to waste. It also becomes
plain why fruit often drops in crop
Tuining quantities even when a
drouth is of but short duration when
sufficient cultivation has not been
given to conserve the moisture. The
tree will obey the law of self-preser
vation by sacrificing its fruit rather
than its life.
Where specid attention has not
been given to moisture-conservation
by cultivation, it is not generally un
derstood how absolute a protection
against evaporation of soil moisture
is afforded by a dust mulch. A con
vincing and practical illustration of
its efficacy was witnessed last season
in a garden potato patch, which, after
deep plowing and thorough prepara
tory tillage, was given conscientious
stirring and cultivation from once to
three times weekly. The desideratum
being to allow no crust to form favor
able to moisture dispersion," this was
continued throughout the growth of
the crop. Although the season was
unusually dry, and the soil such as to
be easily affected, by drouth, the pota
toes yielded a magnificent crop, both
in size and quality. At all times dur
ing the period named moist earth
could be found within two or three
Inches of the surface, while a half
dozen feet away, on either side, where
no cultivation was practiced, the soil
was destitute of moisture for at least
18 inches below the surface.
Later in the season the same fact
was emphasized when the writer had
an opportunity to witness orchard cul
tivation in the far west, notably In
California, There were observed
tree-breaking crops of splendid fruit
just adjoining others of the same age,
variety, and otherwise equally as well
cared for except in the cultivation
given, the latter showing only partial
crops of inferior, shriveled fruit, all
the way down to absolute crop fail
ures in all cases corresponding close
ly to the cultivation and artificial
moisture supplied. The best results
were evident in that climate of con
stant' sunshine and moisture-less at
mosphere, where a dust mulch of five
or six inches was provided. It waB
there also made evident that those de
pending n irrigation, without much re
gard to cultivation, were often no bet- .
ter off than the orchards unlrrigated.
The uninterrupted supply of moisture
is an absolute necessity for the best
fruit results. Just as soon as the sup
ply fails, the fruit begins a premature
. ripening which is fatal to its perfect
future development, even should Its
stem remain imparted from the par
The point I would especially empha
size is that no one with an orchard
of bearing age. which at its best is
capable of realizing its owner, in east
or west, from $50 to $100 per acre,
net. when properly handled, can af
ford to convert the moisture rightly
belonging to the fruit into grass or
other crops, or what. ?3 equally bad
for the fruit, allow the moisture to
?scape into the air through the me
dium of a hard, uncultivated soil
crust.-B. F. W. Thorpe, in the Coun
A Carlon? Chinnae Cuatr ?n.
. According to the rule sanctioned by
ceuturies of Chinese observance, no
document can have the authority of
the imperial throne of China unless it
bears a red spot placed there by the
sovereign. To the Grand Council the
Tsung-li-Yamen and all other depart
ments of state takes their business,
nnd the Grand Council in turn consid
ers ali documents, and attaches to each
a piece of red paper on which its ov/n
decision is written. Each morning at
daybreak the Grand Council proceeds
to the palace to submit the papers to
the sovereign, who, as each document
is produced, signifies approval by mak
ing a small spot with a brush on the
margin of the red paper. With the
red spot upon it the paper is the most
sacred thing in the world to a China
man; without it, it may be torn to
shreds with impunity.-Leslie's
Many Governor* In Dor Family.
The mother of Governor Beckham
of Kentucky has a remarkable record.
She has the unprecedented distinction
of having been the mother of a gov
ernor, the daughter of a governor, the
sister of a goverpor and the cousin of;
OFFICIAL VIEW OF EGGS.
"THEIR VALUE AS FOOD DISCUSSED
IN A FARMERS' BULLETIN. :
Tests for I reh - The Color of the
Shell Immaterial - Method of Cooking
Kges-Sellins Esxs by Weicht Kecom
Vhended - When Cheaper Than Meat.
The United States department of ag
riculture, believing that the people of
these United States do not know how
g%3d for them are eggs as food, has is
sued Farmers Bulletin No. 128, entitled
"Eggs and Their Uses as Food." It
is by C. F. Langworthy, Ph. D.
Mr. Langworthy in his introduction
enumerates the sorts of eggs from
goose eggs to shad roe, states the New
York Sun. Attention is called to the
fact that ther? are two broad subdi
visions into which eggs may be divid
ed; those from which the infant bird
comes partly fledged and to a degree
able to care for itself, as do chicks of
the common hen, and those from
which the babies issue naked and
helpless against the assaults of hunger
and cold, except as they are protected
by their parents, as in the case of
sparrows and most of the smaller birds
of the air.
More nutritive material is needed
in the first sort of eggs than in the
second, of course, because agreatdeal
more of the younster's life is devel
oped inside the eggs.
. According to the best information
of the author, there is very little differ
ence between the eggs of different
breeds of chickens. The color of the
eggshell, notwithstanding a decided
opinion to the contrary, has nothing
whatever to do with the contents. In
many experiment stations there have
been careful analyses to show that
white and brown shelled eggs have the
same nutritive qualities, if the hens
which laid them have been equally
Eggs are classed as among the most
nutritious of food stuffs. They con
tain more water than cheese, but are
more concentrated than milk or oys
ters. It is true that the flavor of eggs
ls affected by the food of the hens
In some such degree as the flavor of
milk is affected by the pasturage. That
is the reason way eggs that are per
fectly fresh may not seem flt to be
used for any other purpose than th?
polishing of the soles of shoes in fac
Experiments in the digestibility ol
eggs show that hard boiled and fried
eggs require 3 1-2 hours for digestion,
soft boiled eggs required 3 hours,
roasted eggs, 2 1-4 hours, raw
eggs, not whipped, 2 hours and raw
eggs, whipped, 1 1-2 hours. It has also
been established that from 93 to 97
percent of an egg that is eaten is di
gested. Hard boiled eggs will almost
always produce more disturbance of
the even tenor of the way of the di
gestive organs than soft boiled eggs.
Tea, coffee and cocoa retard the diges
tion of eggs, but coffee retards the pro
cess less than the others.
In the bulletin the following direc
tions are given as to the preparation
ci eggs as food:
"The following methods of prepar
ing soft cooked and medium cooked
eggs have been found to give uniform
results in laboratory tests at the Uni
versity of Illinois: Using a granite
ware stewpan of one quart capacity,
one pint of water was heated over a
gas flame; when the water boiled the
gas was turned off and an egg which
had been kept in a refrigerator was
dropped into the water. Without dis
turbing the vessel it was covered
closely and the egg allowed to remain
in the water six minutes. It was then
soft cooked. As shown by tests when
the egg was dropped into the water,
the temperature fell almost at once to
185 degrees Fahrenheit, and then slow
ly to 170-171 degrees Fahrenheit If
the egg remained eight minutes it was
medium cooked. In this case the tem
perature of the water at the end of the
cooking period had fallen to 162-164
"Poached or dropped eggs are re
moved from the shell and then cooked
In water. Thudichum recommends the
use of salted water to which a very
little vinegar has been added. The
reason for this is perhaps that acetic
acid (vinegar) tends to precipitate al
bumen; that is, to prevent a loss due
to some of the egg baing "dissolved in
the water. Flavor may also be one of
the objects sought.
"Fried eggs are generally cooked in
a flat pan in a little hot fat, oil or but
ter, and may be either soft or hard,
according to the length of time em
ployed in the process. Eggs are also
occasionally baked in much the same
manner that they are fried.
"The omelet is generally regarded
as one of the most appetizing forms
in which eggs can be served. It con
uists of the beaten egg with a little
milk, water or cream or melted but
ter added, quickly cooked in a little
fat or butter in a suitable pan and
folded over so that it may be turned
?out of the pan in a half round form.
Some cooks insist that the best ome
lets are made by usiug hot water in
stead of milk or cream. The hot. wa
ler is stirred into the egg yolk in the
proportion of one tablespoon to an
"Scrambled eggs resemble an omelet
In method of preparation, but no effort
ls made to preserve the characteristic
form and appearance of the omelef.
Generally speaking, lightness is de
sired in the omelet and thorough mix
ing in scrambled eggs. The former is
secured by beating, the latter by stir
ring. Omelets are also made by the
iddition of various materials, such as
parsley, jams, etc.
"The uses of ergs for ot*, er pur
poses than food are numerous. Large
quantities of egg white are used in the
manufacture of albumen paper for
photographic purposes, and the egg
white and yolk and products made
from them are very Important in the
manufacture of many different arti
The washing of new laid eggs great
ly impairs their keeping qualities. Ac
cording to Seibel a new laid egg
placed in brine made in the proportion
of two ounces of salt to each pint of
water will at once sink to the bottom,
while an egg three days old will swim
just immersed in the liquid. If more
than three days old the egg will float
on the surface and if more than two
weeks old the shell will barely dip In
As to the methods of preserving eggs
the only one that the department
seems to think worthy of any great
attention is that of coating tho eggs
with water glass. Waterglass is the
popular name for potassium or sodium
silicate. It is a thick syrup, In the
form for which it is sold for commer
cial ures. It is sold wholesale for as
little as 1 3-4 cents a pound in carboy
lots. One part of the syrup is dis
solved in 10 parts of water. The eggs
are coated with this solution. There
Is also a water glass powder soluble in
water. One gallon of thc solution is
sufficient for 50 dozen eggs if they are
The etai'fment so frequently made by
housekeepers that eggs at 25 c?nts a
dozen are cheaper than meat is true iff
one sense. * Not, of course,, with ref
erence to the total amount of nutr<
l?ients obtained for the money expend
ed, but because a smaller amount of
money is needed to furnish the meal.
That is to say, whereas at least 1 l-l
pounds of beefst?ak, costing 25 cents,
at 20 r ^ a pound, would be neces
sary f jfte five'adults, in many fam
ilies j?eggs, costing 10 cents, at 23
cei^A^^ozen, would serve the sams
burner and probably satisfy them
equally well. If the appetites of the
family are such as to demand two eggs
per person, doubling the cost, it is
still 20 percent less than the steak.
Many persons eat more than two eggs
at a meal, but the average number per
person, it is believed, does not gen
erally exceed two iu most families.
A hotel chef is authority for the state
ment that at least one-half the or
ders he receives are fqr one egg. Fre
quently when omelets, soufll(|
creamed eggs and other similar dishes
are served in place of fried, poached
or boiled eggs or meat less than one
egg per person is used.
Is is suggested that the most needed
reform in the egg business is that the '
eggs should be sold by weight and not
by number. Eggs vary so much in
size that the numerical terms of sale
often are unjust to either the merchant
or to the consumer.
New Regulation? or Play That Would
Puzzle Old I i mi; rs.
It would be a puzzling experience for
one of the dyed-in-the-wool "baseball
cranks" of the halcyon days of the
eighties to go up to the polo grounds
this season and watch a modern game
of baseball. The game has changed
materially since those popular days,
and the former enthusiast would find
lt no easy task to understand all of
the plays now in vogue. In fact, it
is rather puzzling even to those who
casually follow the game from year
to year to understand all of the more
The rules that now govern foul
balls, for instance, are intricate. A
few years ago the national league In
troduced a law that made a "foul tip"
a strike against the batter if it were
caught by the catcher "while standing
within the lines of his position;" that
is, "off the bat," as old baseball play
ers know it. This year the rule
makers have gone still further, and a
foul hit which is not caught is also
counted as a strike against the batter,
unless it is caught before it touches
the ground. This proviso, making the
foul ball a strike at one time and not
at another, complicates the game so
that it is more difficult for the unin
itiated spectator to follow the play.
Under old rules a base runner could
never advance, after a fair fly ball
had been caught, until the pitcher had
returned to his "box" with the ball in
his hands. Now the runner is allowed
to leave his base the instant the ball
has been caught. The result of this
is that a man on third base often
reaches home after a long fly has
been cauglit in the outfield, and some
times a runner manages to steal third
from second on such a play. Unless
the fly was caught in the extreme
right field, however, the throw to
third base is much shorter than to the
home plate, and it is difficult for|him
to steal the base without being! put
Another new rule that was put
through not many years ago requires
the umpire to declare a batter out if a
fly ball that he has knocked into the
field is muffed intentionally by the
fielder. The reason for this was that
fielders often failed to catch short fy*^,
Dalis when the bases were flllet^y
letting the ball drop to the grouri the
runners were all forced off their lases,
and the fielders could pick it ut-and
make a double or perhaps a :riple
The old rule that permitted a bat
tor to take first base without iiter
ference if he were struck by a pithed
ball was modified this year, but. ow- !
lng to many complaints, has prictl
cally been restored.
The tendency of the changes in
baseball rules In the last few yean
h~i been to make the game go faste:
and to shorten the playing time. Old
timers can remember when the pitch
er was allowed eight balls before the
"base on balls" penalty was charged
for his wildness of delivery, but now
the pitcher is allowed only three
bad deliveries, the fourth "ball" allow
ing the batter to go to first base with
out interference. With the increase
in pitching skill and the consequent
reduction of batting the game has be
come much shorter, and now the av
erage playing time is less than two
hours. Old "rooters" well remember
when three hours was not considered
long for a championship .match.-New
Do You Know Espornndo?
The latest aspirant for honors as a
universal language, the successor of
Volapuk, which was agitated some
>ears ago, is known as Esperando.
This is an artificial language, due to
Dr. Zamenhof, a Russian linguist.
There is no doubt that, despite the ex
tensive translation of valuable foreign
articles appearing in the technical
pi ess, in these days when every manu
facturing industry is carried on along
scientific and chemical lines, a wider
interchange of ideas and discoveries
is of the utmost importance. Such is
the mission of a universal language,
one in which any scholar would be
able to describe and explain his dis
coveries so aa to havie "a'Uh'lVeYSBx:
Esperando grammar is i^aid to con
sist of 16 simple rules, w*tD0Ut any
exceptions whatever, and ther\ are hut
.17 modifications of the termin?\jon 0f
words. It is claimed that wl\h. IQ
minutes' instruction in the grammy a
novice can translate Esperando wijj
the aid of a dictionary only, while a
month's study suffices to enable him to
write or speak it, the latter operation
being simplified by phonetic spelling.
lt is said that 50,000 people in conti
nental Europe have taken up its study.
Lightning Wood-Ca rv nj? Machine.
Complete plans of a remarkable ma
chine for turning out intricate carved
moldings are shown in a recent issue of
London Engineering. This machine
is capable of working on moldings up
to eight inches wide and three inches
thick. The machine is claimed to be
very rapid in action, a bold egg and
tongue molding two and one-half
inches thick being finished at the rate
of 20 feet a minute, while with smaller
molding double this phenomenal rate
of production is attained. Any de
scription of wood can be worked. This
machine, it is claimed, will do the
work "of Liore than 2000 hand carv
ers, and the moldings are so perfect
ly finishrd by the machine that they
do not require to be touched by hand."
Silence may be bought; consequent
ly allenne Js golden,
SHE WAS VyTLLING HB SHOULD
. "Darling," he sighed, "I would go to
the end of the world for you. Speak
but the word, and I will flee to the utter
most corner of the universe to prove my
"Well," smiled the fair young girl,
while the tender light of her soul bask
ed in lambent radiance in her glorious
eyes, "suppose you trot along, Henry.
That new trust magnate is coming this
afte.-noon, and I don't want you moon
ing around and spoiling a good catch."
'Tho Pan-American Exposition
Will be the greatest thia country ba3 ever
BCO:I. The in'ire machinery will be mn by
power farni h:d from niagara Falla. Al
though the pjwer required is enormous wo
belisve this cataract is e jual to the task, tho
same en Hostet tor's Stomach Bitters n equal
to the task of supplying the body with motivo
power when it ia run down. Thoro is r.o
medicine in tho world BO good for dyspepsia,
indigestion, conatipalion, flatulency and ner
vousness. Try it.
Even the men who die may feel that
they have much to live for.
"Two years ago my hair was
falling out badly. I purchased a
bottle of Ayer's Hair Vigor, and
soon my hair stopped coming out."
Miss Minnie Hoover, Paris, 111.
Perhaps your mother
had thin hair, but that is
no reason why you must
go through life with half
starved hair. If you want
long, thick hair, feed it
with Ayer's Hair Vigor,
and make it rich, dark,
?1.00 a bottle. All druggists.
If your druggist cannot supply you,
send isj one dollar and wo will express
you a bottle. Be sure and give the name
of yoarmearest express office. Address,
'jj. C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
If itV coated, your stomach
is bad, your liver is out of
order Ayer's Pills will clean
your fongue, cure your dys
pepsia, make your liver right.
Easy/to take, easy to operate.
/ j 25c. All druggists.
Waft your nioustarho ur heard a beautiful
Drowi or rich black ? Then usc
BUCKINGHAM'S DYE whiskers
SO CT J Of DRVO?HTS. O. R. P. Hill. & CO.. NiW ?. N. H,
FISH WITH WINCS AND BEAK.
A Cy/ano de Bergerac in the Ocean Has
/ing-fish, called by naturalists "Exo
cateiis," is a common sight to all voy
agers in tropical and sub-tropical ?eas.
Thifr usual length is from ten lo twelve*
inches, though one eighteen inches lorg
hasj recently ben described. They are
ena^.cd to execute flying leaps by means
of,thc great development of their for
ward or pectoral fins. During flight the
fini are kept quietly distended, without
anj motion. Their flight is rapid, great
ly ^exceeding that of a ship going ten
mks an hour, but gradually descreasing
n/^ci?city-and rarely extending beyond
a^istance of S?? feet.
"^-'Another curious-fish- is thc-lrarfbeafer
which has an extraordinarily long protu
berance from the end of the lower jaw.
They, usually attain a length of about a
foot. Of course, they have not the
power or flight as the flying-fishes have.
Yet naturalists considered them closely
related to the. flying-fish. The relation
sip has been fully confirmed by a unique
specimen discovered in the ichthyo
logical collection of the Academy of Na
tural Sciences and named "Hemiexoco
tus canditnactulalus," or "thc half fly
ng-fish with a spotted tail." This curi
5US creature, although only a little over
an inch in length, is certainly one of the
nost interesting discoveries recently
mide in ichthyology. It has a tail and
l?ge forward fins exactly like the flying
fisi, but its head is wholly different, for,
th lower jaw is extended into a bcak
liH; structure, thc mouth being at ita
bae. In this respect it exactly resembles
thi halfbeaks. Hemicxoca?tus is, there
foe, an intermediate form connecting
tvo important groups of fishes, and his
advent upon the ichthyological horizon
wih no doubt, bc hailed with much in
tered, as it is just such forms as these
that are needed in zoological science to
bridge over gaps in thc genealogical his
tor/ of many animate creatures. The
specimen in question was obtained from
the western coast of Mexico, in thc Gulf
of California.-Philadelphia Record.
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