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there are 1,114 miles the accompanying
containing that although
ough of always
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
the New York Zoological Gardens from
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.
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.