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GATHERING NEW MARINE CROPS
man, woman and
tile fish for ten child in the United
years, though efStates. Doubtless,
forts were repeathowever, this was
edly made to find an absurdly low
it. In 1892, howestimate.
ever, while the FishWhen, soon after
eries Bureau vessel ward, the scientific
Grampus was pullexpedition did at
ing up some trawl last set out, it could
lines south of Nannot find a single
tucket, a living tile fish alive.
specimen of the Every means of
lost tribe was accapture was tried
tually found strugin vain, the indica
gling on one of the tion being that the
hooks! Only one species had actually
was caught, but the been rendered ex
discovery was tinct !
hailed with utmost Even to this day
delight, because it nobody knows what
proved that the the cause of the
species was not excatastrophe was. It
tinct after all. On was at first attrib
other trips half-auted to a volcanic
dozen more were disturbance at the
captured — the febottom of the
males ripe with roe, ocean. Since then,
showing that reprohowever, a theory A HALIBUT FRESH-TAKEN BY THE FISHER.
duction was going Halibut is growing scarce in the North Atlantic. The has come to be more North Pacific is now furnishing the
on. In as much as widely accepted to
this fish is evidently the effect that the
very fecund, and encroachment of a current of cold water probably has few enemies to fear, being from the Polar regions upon the feeding itself of large size and rather fierce, there grounds occupied by the tile fish brought would naturally be expectation of its about the calamity.
rapid multiplication. Mention has already been made of the Inasmuch as the species in that portion relatively steep declivity which, descend- of the warm belt which lies south of the ing to the deeper sea-floor, marks the mouth of the Delaware did not suffer at true edge of the continent. A broad belt all presumably from the catastrophe along this declivity is bathed by a current described, it would be likely soon to reof warm water from the Tropics. It is populate its northern feeding grounds, not the Gulf Stream (which is a surface when former conditions were restored. current), but a warm river running Presumably it is today as abundant on down below. The tile fish, which is a those grounds as ever, and might be tropical animal (accounting for the re obtained thence in numbers equal to the markable brilliancy of its coloration), cod, if beam-trawls were employed for its finds its way northward along this warm capture. It is a more desirable fish than belt of bottom. But it so happened, late the cod, being more delicate and of a in the winter of 1882, that a chilly cur better flavor. Inasmuch as the fishing rent from the Arctic invaded the belt and grounds are only from sixty to one hunfroze all the tile fish that were in those dred miles off shore, fishermen could waters to death.
readily carry the tile fish in a fresh conWhether this theory be correct or not, dition, on ice, to New York, Boston, and it is certain that nothing was seen of the Philadelphia.
ETERMINED to benefit by to benefit the owner of the hive and not
in an office building in Vine The keeping of bees being one of the Street, Philadelphia, hit upon the plan of profitable experiments that can be understarting an apiary on the roof. It was a taken without any great effort, at slight roof that lent itself readily to the idea
expense and with scarcely any labor and with the consent of the owners of involved, the originator of the roof the building Miss Kehoe installed her bee apiary finds it no tax on her time or her hives. Now there is a thriving colony resources to manage the little honey busiof honey-makers busily engaged in gath- ness she has established. ering honey and storing it for the benefit The only outfit required in starting an of the clever little girl who originated the apiary of this kind is a hive or two, a idea.
colony or two of Italian bees, a veil, a Very few of the office workers in the smoker and a little practical knowledge neighborhood know of the existence of added to the book learning that any one this roof apiary. The roof is not over can acquire from a volume borrowed looked by other buildings and as adjoin- from a library. The apiary can be started ing roofs are not visited by the tenants with a capital of twenty-five or thirty the apiary established by Miss Kehoe is dollars and if you have no roof on which not interfered with and no one is the to keep the hives, and no back yard they wiser for the innovation. The bees give can be kept on the porch. As the popular very little trouble. As any one knows idea of bees, however, is that they are who has possessed an apiary the little vicious little insects, given to sting on collectors go about their business day by sight and at times showing a fiendish day and require no attention. They feed desire to attack in a body, it is well to themselves, manage their own affairs and start the apiary as Miss Kehoe did, out ask only to be let alone to toil the merry of sight of every one and where there day through. If they realize that the can be no possibility of interference with honey they are so industriously storing is the industrious little bees.
ONE OF THE BUSIEST OF THE
Miss MARGARET KEHOE ALLOWING BEES TO CLUSTER
GENTLE THEY ARE.
Miss Kehoe has
mistake made is to only been familiar
try to pick the little with the habits of
sting out with the bees for a few
thumb and finger. months, but she has
In squeezing it this
way the poison is of them and has
pressed in and the learned that the
very object that is popular idea of the viciousness of the bee to be avoided is accomplished. is entirely wrong. To prove this she per- It may be expected that Miss Kehoe mitted two clusters of bees to swarm on will duplicate the experience of another her arms and in one of the pictures she city bee keeper who writes: can be seen with the masses of bees held “Began the season with three colonies ; in this way, smiling at the camera, not the divided and swarmed to nine and took least bit nervous and confident that the 362 sections of fine honey late in the fall. bees would be gentle with her, as indeed I have spent about $100 since beginning, they were.
but now have nine good swarms, 25 It would not be possible to take these supers and three empty hives with everyliberties with the old time black or hybrid thing complete and the outfit is worth bees. But the advance made in the bee over $200. Altogether I have taken 622 keeping industry includes the importation sections of honey of which $115 worth of the Italian bee, a much more gentle has been sold. All my honey sells for 25 variety than the older kind. The Italian cents per section and I sell out as fast as bee will not sting unless driven to do it I can deliver it.” in defense of his home and his honey. It should be remembered when comMiss Kehoe wears a veil sometimes when paring the plan of bee keeping with that working around the hives, but at times of chicken raising or any of the kindred she works entirely without this protection ideas that the suburbanite or city dweller and is never stung. In fact she wears has for raising money, that the bees the veil more to keep the swarms of require no feeding, they shift for themAying bees from her face and eyes than selves all the time, they are working for from any fear of harm from them. There you every day without any cost to you, is also, she declares, a great deal of exag- they take up little room in the establishgeration concerning the harm done by the ment, are not likely to get you “in sting of a bee. If brushed off quickly wrong” with the neighbors, if properly the bee sting, which is left in the wound placed as these of Miss Kehoe's are, and with its store of poison, is harmless. The the initial outlay is scarcely anything.