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there are 1,114 miles the accompanying
of mains, feeders, photograph were
and cables in the born on board ship
underground sys- oa the way from
tem. These gen- Rangoon to Ham-
erators supply burg. They are six
electric power and eight weeks
for the entire old respectively.
island of By experiment
Manhattan, it was shown

containing that although
about 22 so young they
square readily recog-
miles and nized their
the Bor- mothers,

ough of always
the Bronx, hav- refus-
ing 40.65 square ing
miles.

to

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ELEPHANT

AND
YOUNG

AN ARISTOCRATIC HUMBOLDT MONKEY FROM SOUTH New York's RECENT IMPORTATION IT is not

AMERICA IN NEW YORK'S ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS. FROM AFRICA.

'g en er He is, quite contrary to the usual run of monkeys, nice in A clever chimpanzee. "Baldy."

his person and his habits. He lives and feeds apart equipped as a hod carrier. ally known

from the other species housed here.

that the elephant very seldom breeds in captivity. go to strange elephants, while by scent In the in

stances recorded they could easily track the footsteps of it invariably

means that the their parents round a park. mother was pregnant before Hamburg has be

come one of her captivity. The two baby ele- the world centers

for the exphants with their mothers hibiting of rare

and powershown ful beasts from

Africa and in the East.

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BABY ELEPHANTS BORN IN CAPTIVITY ON SHIPBOARD. It is not generally known that elephants only most rarely come into the world in circuses, zoos, or other places of cap

tivity. The little fellows herewith shown are, therefore, objects of considerable interest.

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NO END OF AMUSEMENT MAY BE AF

DUST BY FERTILIZING THE SAWDUST

FORDED BY RAISING PLANTS IN SAW WITH A CHEMICAL SOLUTION.

the eggshells should be placed after a tiny opening has been punched in the bottom of each shell. The board should be placed over a pan or some similar receptacle to catch the drainage. Plant the seeds in the moistened sawdust and keep them in a warm place. When the plants begin to grow, wet the sawdust with the solution either from the original supply or from the drippings. Among the plants giving most

BEGINNING AN EGGSHELL

GARDEN NUTRIENT chemical solutions

are commonly used in all biological laboratories. Probably the most popular one of the kind is that invented by Professor Julius Von Sachs, and supplied in tablet form by the Arcadia laboratory at Sound Beach, Connecticut. By the aid of these nourishing tablets plants may be grown in all sorts of unpromising situations and with few roots, because the plant seems soon to learn that when chemicals are provided it does not need to develop ramifying roots to search through the soil for the chemical constituents that are needed for its growth.

One of the most popular methods of experimenting, especially by children and by nature study teachers, has been the growing of a variety of plants from sawdust in eggshells. Holes about an inch in E diameter should be made in a board or a plank, and in them at

od may be mentioned, perhaps first of all as the choice of the writer, white lupine, sunflower, oats, Indian corn. For a decorative climber the hairy vetch has been found to be very satisfactory.

Six tablets should be moistened, and when soft should be crushed and stirred in a quart of water. With the milky fluid feed the young plants. It may be used until they reach maturity. Plants may be grown by this method directly in the solution or on wire netting sus

pended over the solution, or er in crushed stone, beads, bits

END OF ANTENNA OF A BUT TERFLY, GREATLY MAG

NIFIED, Antennae of moths are feather

shaped.

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THE MENACING AIRSHIP IN THE CONSTRUCTION PIT AT SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA,

The photo shows the starboard bow, with propellor and acid tanks in right foreground.

of brick, etc., or in any similar material on the charge of failing to abate a nuithrough which the roots may ramify in sance. Health Officer Meade declared darkness.

that the vast amount of hydrogen gas in

the dirigible was sufficient to blow up all AIRSHIP MENACES HOMES

the buildings in the vicinity if ignited.

Meanwhile the airship refuses to fly, the RECAUSE of his failure to remove a danger of deflating it is too great to be

250-foot airship from a residential feasible and the cost of engaging other neighborhood in San Diego, Cal., the balloons to remove it is so great that the inventor, C. H. Tolliver, is awaiting trial inventor declares that he is unable to pay.

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GALVESTON'S $2.000.000 CAUSEWAY WHICH. WHEN COMPLETED, WILL CONNECT GALVESTON

ISLAND WITH THE MAINLAND.

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THE CONCRETE SLAB PROTECTION ON THE ROADWAY PORTION OF THE GALVESTON

VIADUCT.

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THE CZAR OF CANNONS

air for more than a

limited period of time. W HAT is declared to be the largest

Just as soon as it is V cannon ever cast is that to be seen

removed from its natin the Kremlin Square at Moscow. It

ural element, it begins goes by the name of the Czar of Can

slowly to die. nons. It weighs 2,400 puds and dates

The operations most from the reign of Feodor Ivano

frequently successful vitch. Its cannon balls weigh

are performed upon 120 puds. A pud is a Russian

fish whose air bladders measure of weight equal to

fail to effect their about thirty-six pounds.

proper functions. The

chief cause of such deFISH

fects is the too rapid re

moval of a fish from the DOCTORING

water to the air as when FISH doctoring is

it is captured, or removed now going on in

from one tank to anall the large aquariums

other. Its air bladder is all over the world.

charged to a greater or For example, it is now

less extent with water known that the diseased

which enables it to mainfresh-water fish derives

tain its specific gravity marked benefit from a

in water, but the suddenbrief stay in salt water

ness with which the fish and vice versa. Such

is jerked out of its nattreatment, however, does Most POWERFUL BIRD OF PREY.

ural element prevents it not always suffice. . The harpy eagle, recently received at

from correctly adjusting At times a surgical

the quantities of air and operation becomes neces to carry off sheep and young pigs. There water in the bladder and

are said to be but two species of this crea: sary as in the case of a ture in captivity in the world.

congestion results. very bad growth of

When returned to its fungus about the gills.

tank, the wretched crea- . The fish which has

ture is unable to been previously

sink or rise at will placed in the oper

and is washed about ating tank is care

helplessly. Fishes fully lifted out with

injured in this way a net. The surgeon

can often be cured then grasps the pa

by a little massagtient firmly with

ing. The operator his left hand and

grasps the fish with the scalpel re THE CZAR OF CANNONS IN THE KREMLIN SQUARE, firmly with the left

Moscow. moves the foreign

hand by the tail, substance. A b

draws it carefully scesses are also

out of the water up lanced, but it is sel

an inclined board dom that this

reaching into the proves successful

tank, but allowing and is only resort

the head and shouled to in extreme

ders to remain subcases. We must

merged. Massage here realize that a

is then commenced fish is a creature

toward the gills and of the water. It is

generally after a impossible for it to

few minutes' action REDUCE THE AIR BLADDER sustain life in the

of the hand, the air PRESSURE,

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the New York Zoological Gardens from
South America. This bird has been known

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CHARLES DICKENS' CHALET, IN WHICH THE GREAT

NOVELIST DID.MUCH OF His WRITING, Formerly at Gads Hill, Kent, it has been removed to

Cobham Hall, Kent.

SIGNAL TOWER REGULATES

STREET TRAFFIC A SERIES of signal towers combined

with a semaphore system is used to regulate street car traffic on the crowded corners of Los Angeles. The tower is in the shape of a box, with windows on all sides and made large enough to hold a man comfortably. As it is set on an iron post with the base of the box ten feet above the curb, it does not obstruct the sidewalk any more than a lamp post.

These towers are placed at corners where car tracks intersect, and they are especially useful at the corners where the street has a "jog” so that the intersection is made on a curve. The watchman on the tower operates semaphores which are in some cases set on top of the tower and in other cases set across the street, wherever it is more convenient

for the approaching motorman to see them.

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is successfully forced from the bladder. It must be stated that a convalescent

SHOOTING WILD GEESE ON THE SHORES OF DUNBURY BAY, MASS. Five were "winged" with one discharge of the gun, as shown in this remarkable photo.

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