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inch broad or more, and 83 feet 4 inches long, and the Nestor notabilis, and there are sheep-runs in stretch it along the wall of a large hall, or round New Zealand where considerable losses have been the walls of an apartment somewhat over 20 feet incurred through these strange birds. The specisquare. Recall to memory the days of your boy men in the Zoological Gardens gave as much hood, so as to get some adequate conception of trouble to capture as an eagle, tearing the clothes what a period of a hundred years is. Then mark of the shepherd, who knocked it down while off from one of the ends of the strip one-tenth of pouncing on a lamb, and lacerating his hands. an inch. The one-tenth of the inch, will then The kea scorns cooked meat, scuits, fruit, or represent one hundred years, and the entire length seeds, and likes raw mutton better than any food. of the strip a million of years. It is well worth He will tear the skin and flesh from a sheep's head making the experiment, just in order to feel the after the furious fashion of a vulture- leaving striking impression that it produces on the mind. nothing but the bare skull. He at one time holds Could we stand upon the edge of a gorge, a mile the morsels in his lifted claw, after the style of and-a-half in depth, that had been cut out of the parrots, and at another grips them under his feet solid rock by a tiny stream, scarcely visible at the while rending with his feet like a hawk. This is bottom of this fearful abyss, and were we informed a curious example of change of habit, for there is that this little streamlet was able to wear off every reason to believe that before sheep and pigs annually only one-tenth of an inch from its rocky were introduced into New Zealand the kea was as bed, what would our conception be of the pro- frugiverous in its meals as most, if not all other, digious length of time that this stream must have parrots. He will now eat pork and beef as well taken to excavate the gorge? We should certainly as mutton, and has become, in fact, utterly and feel startled when, on making the necessary hopelessly carnivorous. It is to be feared, after calculations, we found that the stream had per this example, that temptation is often fatal to formed this enormous amount of work in some birds and beasts, as well as man. Had it not been thing less than a million of years. — Crollon for Captain Cook and the English sheep flocks, the “ Climate and Time."
Nestor notabilis would have lived and died innocent ENGLISH AS THE SPEECH OF THE FUTURE.
of crime ; but now its blood-stained carcase is The success of the English-speaking peoples as
suspended outside many a sheepfold near Otago.colonists, and their superior prolificness, are not
Daily Telegraph. the only reasons for thinking that the English
RED Snow.-At a recent meeting of the San tongue is destined to dominate the world. The flexibility and terseness of the English language presented a bottle of red snow, which he had
Francisco Microscopical Society, Dr. Harkness has made it the language of international
gathered last June on the Wasatch Mountains. telegraphy, and from statistics just collected it
The red snow was found on the north side of a appears to be the great newspaper language. In
spur which rose about 10,000 feet above the sea other words, it about equally divides the news level. When fresh, the snow has the appearance papers of the world with all other tongues com
of being drenched with blood, as though some bined. The total number of newspapers and
very large animal had been killed. The red snow periodicals that are now published is given in
is caused by the presence of a one-celled plant H.P. Hubbard's forthcoming Newspaper and Bank
called Protococcus nivalis, which reproduces itself Directory of the World," as 34,274, with a circu
by sub-division ; that is, the cell divides itself into lation of about 116,000,000 copies; the annual several new cells. This is done with great rapidity, aggregate circulation reaching, in round numbers,
and a few cells lodged in the snow, under favour10,600,000,000 copies. Europe leads with 19,557,
able conditions, soon will give it the appearance and North America follows with 12,400, the two
called “red snow." It was remarked that the together making over nine-tenths of all the
phenomena of red snow had been observed from publications in existence. Asia has 775 ; South
the earliest times, as Aristotle has a passage which America, 699 ; Australasia, 661 ; and Africa, 132. Of all these, 16,500 are printed in the English however, lost sight of until brought up by the
is thought to refer to it.
The subject was, language, 7,800 in German, 3,850 in French, and over 1,600 in Spanish. There are 4,020 'daily investigations of Saussure, who found it on the
Alps in 1760. He made chemical tests which newspapers, 18,274 tri-weeklies and weeklies, and
showed him that the red colour was due to the 8,508 issued less frequently. It appears that while the annual aggregate circulation of publications
presence of vegetable matter, which he supposed
might be the pollen of some plant. In 1819, an in the United States is 2,600,000,000, that of Great
Arctic expedition under Capt. Ross brought some Britain and Ireland is 2,260,000,000. Scientific
specimens from the cliffs around Baffin's Bay, and American.
they were examined by eminent botanists, some A CARNIVOROUS PARROT.-The remarkable bird of whom mistook the nature of the plant, and the Nestor notabilis, or Mountain Kea, of New there was a long discussion as
to its proper Zealand, is a parrot of strong frame and powerful classification, some holding it to be a fungus, some bill and claws, which were used, like those of all a lichen ; but it was finally set at rest as one of parrots, for obtaining a vegetable diet, until the the unicellular algæ. It is of interest also that colonists introduced sheep and pigs. As soon as some of the early examiners pronounced the this was done, the kea seems to have abandoned colour due to animalcules, but this was disproved. vegetable food, and to have taken entirely to flesh Dr. Harkness said that during his last visit to eating. He attacks sick, or dying, or disabled England, he saw the original bottle of specimens sheep, and, with his powerful cutting beak, opens brought from the Arctic more than sixty years a passage through the back, and eats the intestines. before, and in which the Protococcus could still be Even healthy animals are sometimes assailed by seen with the microscope.--Scientific American.
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