THE subject of the higher training of young women may resolve itself into three questions: 1. Shall a girl receive a college education? 2. Shall she receive the same kind of a college education as a boy ? 3. Shall she be educated in the same college?
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CONDITION OF YOUNG BIRDS AT BIRTH.
W. P. PYCRAFT
IT is a matter of common knowledge that the young of birds are ushered into the world in very different degrees of development, according to the species to which they belong. The helplessness of the callow young of the crow-tribe, for example, stands in strong contrast to the activity displayed by the young of the game-birds.
MR. ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE, in his ‘Wonderful Century,’ describes those great material and intellectual achievements which especially distinguish the nineteenth century from any and all of its predecessors, and shows how fundamental is the change they have effected in our life and civilization.
GOD bless thee, my son; I will give thee the greatest jewel I have. For I will impart unto thee, for the love of God and men, a relation of the true state of Salomon’s House. Son, to make you know the true state of Salomon’s House, I will keep this order.
THE soil may truly be regarded as a vast laboratory. The many processes normally taking place in cultivated soils lead to the gradual formation of plant-food, to the solution of the mineral constituents, to the breaking down of the organic molecules into simpler forms, such that are in a condition to furnish the chlorophyl-bearing plants the material for the building up of plant tissue.
WHEN I left Cape Town for Hanover, my friend, Dr. Purcell, of the South African Museum, the leading South African authority on spiders and their kin, asked me to send him any of these creatures I might capture. The district of Hanover, he said, and indeed, practically, the whole high Karoo plateau, was unexplored arachnologically; there had been no collection from the high plateau, and he was particularly anxious to have one to compare with the arachnid fauna of the lower-lying Great Karoo.
THE articles in the North American Review of January and February on the condition of science in America have naturally aroused a good deal of attention, but no attempt seems to have been made to determine our exact position in any one branch of science.
THE early history of its great family is coincident with the history of the rise of Spain’s greatness as a nation. Whatever value other factors may have had in producing Spain’s glory the presence of the long line of great rulers and warriors must have been one of the greatest.
ALASKA, as a portion of our national domain, is at this time justly demanding our interested attention. Its marvelous resources and their probable rapid development are already bringing many to its shores, and will undoubtedly attract many more; hence, new facts regarding it, or old facts placed in a new light, must be of general interest.
A BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF THE MEN OF SCIENCE OF THE UNITED STATES.
J. McKEEN CATTELL
AT the request of the executive committee of the Carnegie Institution I am compiling a biographical index of the men of science of the United States. It is intended in the first instance for the use of the institution, but it will probably also be published.
THE lamented death of Major Powell should not affect the work of the two great national institutions for the creation and organization of which he was chiefly responsible. Powell resigned the directorship of the U. S. Geological Survey in 1894, leaving it one of the strongest scientific agencies of the government.