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think I can add a few more “facts" about from NOTES AND QUERIES, memory : There is only one group of paradise-tress

in existence, and they form a large perfect circle LARGE UNIOS AND ANODONS.-In Ossington The flowers are exactly like a dove, “every feather Lake both unios and anodons were extremely abun perfectly represented.” For some reason which I dant as well as of large size, good food supply, being, I forget, the flower is never fertilised, and in no other suppose, one reason of this profusion. The water is

manner can any new specimens of the tree be provery rich in lime, containing 16'2 grains of Cao

duced, so that the circular groove always has consisted per gallon. This is equal to nearly 29 grains of

of the same individuals, and will do till the end! I carbonate of lime. Probably a considerable portion

think the foregoing will show that the ardent botanist is in the form of sulphate, as veins of gypsum are

who wishes to fully and scientifically describe the plentiful in the district ; but I had not a sufficient

paradise-tree' cannot get far wrong so long as he quantity of water to determine this point. I made a

makes every item sufficiently miraculous. — H. note of the distribution of the shells, which the

Snowden IVard. draining of the entire lake rendered easy of observation. In the upper part I found no shells ; from the

PARADISE TREE.-The dove plant (Peristeria middle they were abundant. A few were close to the

elata) mentioned by “M. L. S,” is not a deciduous edge, about four feet ont, a band of from six to ten

orchid, therefore I fail to see how it can be identified feet wide was closely packed with unios and anodons

with the tree described by “F. S.” who writes of the

tree “ fading away to ashes.” of all sizes. For another couple of yards a few might

This I take to mean

simply the leaves dropping off. Even if this were so, be found. The whole of the middle of the lake was bare of shells, except a few empty ones, which had

there would still remain the large pseudo-bulbs,

which would not correspond with the idea of a plant's probably been carried out by the receding water. The only other species observed in this part were one

disappearance. Can your correspondent M. L. S.'

tell us whether the dove plant is epiphytal or S. lacustre, and a few L. peregra.--W. Gain, Tuxford, Newark.

terrestrial ? I am at present growing it as an

epiphytal orchid, and have succeeded in flowering it HOLLY-LEAVES.---Professor llenslow, writing to

under these conditions, but I am unable to say “Nature,” says that it is not at all usual for hollies

myself whether it is a true epiphyte or not. Its very to lose the spines of their leaves when the latter are

large pseudo-bulbs would lead one to consider it an above the reach of cattle. He had several, from six epiphytal plant. If this be so, there seems to be more to nearly twenty feet high, and not one had borne an

reason to identify it with the reputed paradise tree.unarmed leaf. Sir John Lubbock, in reply, points

7. IV. Odell. out that Hooker, in the “Student's Flora,” says of

VEGETABLE IVORY.-M. S. W., Hereford, would the leaves of holly, “those on the upper branches

be glad of information about the perforation by insects often entire."

of vegetable ivory, the nuts of Phytelephas macrocarpa, HOLLY LEAVES.- Southey in his beautiful lines on

and whether there are any known means of guarding the holly tree, published more than half-a-century against these ravages. A specimen of the nut, and ago, makes the fact the central idea of the poem.

some of the insects, were sent us, the nut being The second stanza runs thus,

bored in all directions, and rendered useless for Below, a circling fence its leaves are seen,

manufacturing purposes.
Wrinkled and keen;
No grazing cattle through their prickly round

Food FOR TORTOISE.-In answer to a query in
Can reach to wound;

SCIENCE-GOSSIP as to proper food for land tortoise. But, as they grow where nothing is to fear,

The reason the tortoise mentioned by K. H. I. would Smooth and unarmed the pointless leaves appear. --D. S., Exmouth.

not eat lettuce was probably because it had left off

eating for the winter. This they generally do as HOLLY LEAVES.--I have frequently noticed that soon as the cold weather sets in, when they make old holly-trees tend to lose the spines on their leaves preparations for hybernation. I had one two or when above the reach of browsing cattle. as Sir Tobo | three years, and, although he never hybernated, he Lubbock points out. I have noticed it also in oli ivy would not touch a morsel of food throughout the bushes, and enclose you three leaves taken from one | winter, from about the middle of September until such bush ; the leaves were picked within six inches the latter end of April, when his appetite returned, of one another.-M. B. IVindus.

and in proportion as the weather got warmer, the [Other correspondents have written to similar effect more ravenously he ate. Roaming at wili in the as regards holly leaves.]

garden he would eat of just the choicest plants

tiger lilies, pinks, pansies, &c. The proper food to UNRECOGNISED BIRDS.-I am obliged by the give them is any succulent or milky vegetable or notice taken of my question by Mr. Kelsall, but I plant, as lettuce, cabbage, dandelion, milk thistle, am still in the dark, as to my two birds (p. 69). Of &c.IV. Finch, jun., Nottingham. the waxwing I have a stuffed specimen, and the stonechat or wheatear I know very well. Perhaps

Food OF TORTOISES.-Had W. Mattieu Williams after all my original supposition was correct, viz.

been as slovenly a gardener as myself, he woul! that they were two foreign birds escaped from

doubtless have learned a fact or two in natural history confinement. The colours were bright and vivid as of which his prim and well-kept lawn has evidently those of the king-fisher. The most noticeable item held him in ignorance. It appears from his account of colour was a distinct and sharply defined purple

of the tortoise which fed upon his fine grasses and band from the base of the beak over the head as far

clover, that these alone fail to impart the robustness as the shoulders. I shall be glad if some one can requisite for withstanding the severity of our winter. help me in fixing my birds.-H. M., Birkdale.

Perhaps, also, he has not in the middle of his lawn, as

I have, a number of the old-fashioned fuchsia bushes, PARADISE TREE.--I have seen the account of this surrounding a rockery, and offering a tempting retreat wonderful vegetable curiosity, and though I do not where a tortoise can burrow, and find a comfortable know exactly where or when it was published, I winter's bed. It is seven years next summer, since,

in passing “up” the “ High Street” of Deal, a street | usual, and the immediate cause which produced this Leveral feet lower than any of the rest, and perfectly appearance is not recorded. But let me refer Mr. level, I observed an Italian with a truck-load of Swinton to a place in the New Testament where the crawling tortoises, which he was offering for sale. very word star is certainly used for something made It was a sight calculated, and perhaps intended, to to represent the appearance of one. In Acts vii. 43, excite compassion. At all events, it did mine, with St. Stephen (quoting from the prophet Amos) says the result that I sported a shilling, in order that one, that the Israelites, when wandering in the wilderness at all events, should taste the sweets of liberty. Being carried with them, amongst other idolatrous images, placed upon my lawn, it soon found itself “in clover," the star of the god Remphan (in the revised version such a rare variety of food as, I presume, seldom falls Rephan), which is thought to be a name of the planet to the lot of an alien tortoise. There were docks and Saturn. Most certainly they did not carry the star, plantains, milfoil and mallows, daisies, chickweed, but something intended to be an image, representation, and dove's-foot, trefoil, groundsel, and dandelion. or likeness of it.-W. 7. Lynn, Blackheath. Many of these, with an occasional snap at the young

A CHOKED PERCH. — Curiously enough, last grasses and clover, were quickly utilised; but the prime favourite, and the only food I can ever persuade

summer, 1884, a large perch (Perca fluviatilis, Yarrell), it to take from my hand is the dandelion, especially

ten inches long, was found in a pond, choked by a the flower. In fact, it is to the dandelion I attribute

small perch. A suitable punishment for cannibalism, the creature's preservation. It is now buried beneath

and which happens, no doubt, more frequently than is one of the fuchsias, from which I hope to see it

usually thought to be the case.--E. A., Hertfordshire, emerge.-7. Wallis, Deal.

A MUSICAL MOUSE.-E. P. Turner writes referring NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. to a recent occasion on which a singing sound, heard in the house of a friend, was said to proceed from a To CORRESPONDENTS AND EXCHANGERS.-As we now mouse in the wall. Some little time after, a guinea publish SCIENCE-GOSSIP earlier than formerly, we cannot un. pig which had been injured by a cat was obliged to

dertake to insert in the following number any communications

which reach us later than the 8th of the previous month. be drowned. It had kept up almost unceasingly, To ANONYMOUS QUERISTS.-We receive so many queries except when moved, a singing sound. “ This sound which do not bear the writers' names that we are forced to struck me as being very similar to the singing of the

adhere to our rule of not noticing them.

To DEALERS AND OTHERS.-We are always glad to treat mouse. I held a post-mortem examination on the

dealers in natural history objects on the same fair and general body and detected iwo small holes in the skin on the

ground as amateurs, in so far as the “exchangesoffered are fair left side, where the cat's teeth had entered and pene exchanges. But it is evident that, when their offers are simply trated as far as the lung, round which there was a

disguised advertisements, for the purpose of evading the cost of

advertising, an advantage is taken of our gratuitous insertion of quantity of gore indicating the rupture of one or two

exchanges" which cannot be tolerated. blood vessels. Its left fore-leg was also broken in two We request that all exchanges may be signed with name (or places. From the lung being damaged I drew the con initials) and full address at the end. clusion that this was the cause of the singing sound.”

C. C. D.-See Dr. M. C. Cooke's Ponds and Ditches," Bird's NESTING-HABITS.-I believe it is generally

published at 28. 6d. by the Society for Promoting Christian

Knowledge. There is no cheap book on Algæ. A most elabotaken for granted that our song-birds and migrants

rate work by Dr. Cooke is now appearing in 25. 6d. parts, are in the habit of seeking mates every season, and coloured plates. An older book is Dr. Hassall's, of which a not keeping to the same mate year after year. I do secondhand copy is sometimes obtainable. Works on Diatoms not know that any author, standard or otherwise,

are rare and costly, Smith's Diatomaceæ " fetching several

times its original value. Leucojum Carpathicum is not a British actually states this, but the fact of the raven remain

plant ; L. astirum is the English form. ing paired for life is mentioned, as if it were an A. A. and W. C. C.- The exchange columns are intended extraordinary and exceptional fact. Now, in the face of for exchanges, not sales.

E. H. R.-(1) See our last number. (2) Write to the secretary this general understanding, and the very noticeable

of the Botanical Record Club, Mr. C. Bailey, F.L.S., Ashfield. frequency with which exactly the same nest-sites are College Road, Whalley Range, Manchester (3) Probably used year after year by the same species of bird, it Mr. Bailey will be able to help you in this. (4) Apply to Dr. would seem as if a wide field is opened for practical

Carrington, Eccles, near Manchester, who is the authority on

the Hepatica. observation during the present spring. I think the H. LAMB.-Dried specimens look like (1) Carex glauca; conclusion arrived at will be that, almost, if not quite (2) Luzula pilosa ; (3) Luzula Forsteri (?); (4) a Lepidium (!). all birds are fairly constant in their attachment. If

W. (Dorsetshire).-I) The scientific name of cup moss is

Cenomyce (Scyphophorus) pyridata. (2) For Dr. Braithwaite's this is not so, we must conclude that the regularly

" Moss Flora," apply direct to the author, 303 Clapham Road, recurring use of a nesting site is due either to its very London. The price varies. apparent suitability for the purpose, or to the return of R. A. H.-Perhaps " The Fresh and Salt Water Aquarium,"

by J. G. Wood (Routledge, will answer your purpose. For one bird of the last year's pair. In the latter case it

the other, get “Ponds and Ditches," by Dr. M. C. Cooke would be interesting to know whether the old site is (So.. Prom. Christian Knowledge). in bird-law considered the property of the cock or In SCIENCE-GOSSIP for 1879-81, the names and addresses the hen. Possibly it is inherited by one of the

are given of assisting naturalists who are willing to help

others in their respective subjects. Will correspondents take youngsters.--H. Snowden Ward.

note of these? Also see the notice in this number of the THE STAR of BETHLE!!EM.-Mr. Swinton

Botanical Exchange Club. The subscription is 25. 6d. per

annum. appeared to have a difficulty in accepting the Will Mr. J. E. Ady be so good as to furnish his correct explanation of the “Star of the Magi” which I had address for publication in this column? adopted from St. Chrysostom, viz. that it was a

J. G.-We are not aware that Mr. Stevenson's work on

British fungi is actually published yet. Perhaps Mr. Stevenmiraculous appearance in the form of a star, because son himself will supply us with the publisher's name. the sacred narrative does not expressly state this. D. B.-Doubtful. Your specimens were too far gone to be But surely it is the manner of the Scriptures to speak


W. S.-Thanks for yours. of celestial phenomena according to their appearances.

BLOSSOMING OF THE ARTICHOKE.-On this and on the origin No one supposes that during the battle of Beth-horon of the name Jerusalem as applied to it, see vol. i. of SCIENCEthe sun actually stood upon Gibeon, or the moon in

Gossip. the valley of Ajalon ; but they appeared to remain in

INITIALS LOST.-It appears that neither Le Maout and

Decaisne nor Sachs mention the nectaries of ferns. the parts of the heavens over those places longer than For Zivile, p. 54, read Twite.

EXCHANGES. Good botanical, histological, crystals, polariscopic, diatoms, fish scales and miscellaneous, microscopic slides for others as good of bacilli, entozoa, algæ, desmids, zoophytes, rocks, fossil woods.-B. Wells, Dalmain Road, Forest Hill.

SCIENCE-Gossip for 1883 unbound. What offers ? Also Cassell's “Technical Educator," 24 parts, unbound. What offers l_W.C.C., 342 Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, London, N.

SCIENCE-Gossip, bound volumes, one each of 1873 to 1879, two of 1880. Exchange for other books, &c.—68 Middle Street, Yeovil.

Wanted, Rye's “ British Beetles," and works on entomology. Exchange other works on kindred subjects. - Frederick Bishop, 50 Bartholomew Street, Leicester.

WANTED, specimens of carboniferous limestone from Froghall and Gloucester, good value given in either other rocks, ready for mounting, or well-mounted objects, anatomical or otherwise, also pieces of horn of rhinoceros, bison, &c., for cutting sections from.-R. M., 59 Hind Street, Poplar, London, E.

A HERBARIUM of British plants numbering over 1000 specimens, and including most of the rarest species, all uniformly mounted and labelled; in return, British or other Lepidoptera, or books on natural history.-J. E. Robson, Hartlepool.

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WANTED, eggs of insects of all kinds, also parasites of birds. fishes, &c., or any other good micro material; will give wellmounied slides in exchange. — C. Collins, Bristol House, Harlesden, N.W.

Wanted, to purchase the following dried specimens of British ferns, viz.: Polypodium alpestre, Gymnogramma leptophylla, Aspidium thclipteris, Asplenium fontanum, Asple

in Germanicum, Cystopteris montana.-C. F. Oakley, Lee Street, Uppermill, near Oldham.

Fossils from the Mt. limestone, London clay, Wenlock beds, Great Oolites, chalk infr., Colites, coal measures, Woolwich beds, in exchange for fossils from Tertiary (animal remains), Bracklesham, flint implements, or fossil fish from chalk.Geo. E. East, jun., 10 Basinghall Street, London, E.C.

WANTED, old volumes of SCIENCE-GOSSIP, and the following odd numbers: 1881, Jan. to May, inclusive, and July, August, and Sept.: 1882, Sept., Nov., Dec.; 1883, April and May; 1884, Feb., July, Aug. and Sept. Micro objectives, appliances, and material also wanted ; will give in return micro slides or British and foreign birds' skins, -Fred Lee-Carter, 25 Landsdowne Terrace, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

FORAMINIFERA.--Hali physcma tumanowicsii and Haplothragmium agglutinans offered in exchange for other rare species.-F. W. Mellett, Marazion, Cornwall.

AQUARIUM, 34 X 15 X 15, stand slates and rockwork : will exchange for cabinet suitable for minerals.-H. W., 39 Gower Street, Bedford Square, W.C.

Coins or medals wanted. What offers for twenty-four microscope slides? Six or more exchanged for others. Send list.Henry E. Ebbage, Framlingham, Suffolk.

Nos. 1 to 54 of “Knowledge" (No. 22 missing); will exchange for minerals, fossils, or micro slides to value.-R. H.. 8 Draycott Street, Chelsea, S.W.

CASSELL'S “Dante,” Dore's engravings, perfect condition, unbound. Wanted, first-class microscopical objects, scientific books, or apparatus.-G. E. Cox, Capworth Street, Leyton.

A QUANTITY of micro slides, well-mounted and of various subjects, to exchange for books, micro accessories, shells, or curios.- Alfred Drapper, 275 Abbey Dale Road, Sheffield.

SEVERAL well-mounted slides (chiefly botanical and micro fungi) to exchange for others; or will exchange for books on chess, or for scientific works and appliances.-J. W. Horton, Brayford Wharf, Lincoln.

WANTED, good secondhand entomological cabinet ; exchange miscellaneous natural history objects, &c. List sent. Silence negative. --F. R. Rowley, 60 Lower Hastings Street, Southfields, Leicester.

Lepidostrobus variabilis fruit of Lepidodendron; fair ex. amples of this I am willing to give for Trilobita or other good characteristic Silurian fossils.-A. Eneas Robertson, 3 Hillhead Gardens, Glasgow.

WANTED, back volumes of SCIENCE-Gossip or “Nature" in exchange for forty-nine parts (clean and unbound) of Conchologia Iconica," published by Mr. Lovell Reeve, containing upwards of 3000 life-size figures beautifully hand coloured. Or what offers? Write first to-S. J. W., 22 Richmond Terrace, Clapham Road, London.

WANTED, examples of the British Limnææ from as many different localities as possible ; other British shells in exchange. --S. C. Cockerell, 51 Woodstock Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick.

DESIDERATA: northern British (esp.) and foreign shells. Duplicates: H. revclata, H. aspersa, var. tenuis, H. pisana,

H. lapicida, Haliotis tuberculata, Pl. nautileus, contort corncus, Calyptraa chinensis, B. Leachii, H. ventrosa, H. ulore, &c.-B. Tomlin, Pembroke College, Cambridge.

SEVERAL fair duplicates of that rare and lovely butterfly, Morpho aurora from Bolivia ; also some other South American species lately considered unprocurable ; also wings of brilliant species for microscopic work. 11 orpho Cypris exhausted for the present; unanswered applicants kindly accept this notice.Hudson, Railway Terrace, Cross Lane, Manchester.

“KNOWLEDGE," from Oct. 271h, 1882, to Dec. 26th, 1884, 118 numbers in all ; also Wood's (Rev. J. G.) “Insects Abroad," 600 illustrations, cloth: wanted, a good microscope, or what offers ?-John Inglis, 12 Glen Street, Edinburgh

WANTED, SCIENCE-Gossip for 1883, also Jan. and Feb. 1884, in exchange for vols. xxxviii. (less Nos. I to 7), xxxix., and xl. of “English Mechanic,” all in clean condition.-F. Stainton, New Street, Chatteris, Cambs.

WANIED, small batches of Helir nemoralis and H. hortensis from different soils: shells or plants given in exchange.-H. P. Fitzgerald, M.C.S., North Hall, Basingstoke.

WANTED, to exchange British plants; lists exchanged. Likewise Buitish land and freshwater shells.-H. P. Fitzgerald, M.C.S., North Hall, Basingstoke.

WELL-MOUNTED teeth of the Leuciscus rutilus (showing anchylosis) in exchange for other well-mounted slides.-Charles Arnold, L.D.S., 8 St. John's Villas, New Southgate, N.

WANTED, SCIENCE-Gossip from beginning of 1865 to end of 1884, either bound or in loose numbers ; and also any other microscopical books or journals. State what is wanted in exchange for them.-Charles Von Eiff, jun., 347 Greenwich Street, New York City.

A strong tricycle, in excellent order, cost 21 guineas ; will take a good microscope or botanical works in part or whole payment. Front steering wheel, central gearing, saddle and treadles, ball-bearings.-J. Hamson, 19 Victoria Road, Bedford.

WELL-MOUNTED micro slides for exchange ; diatoms, entomology, micro-fungi, &c. Lists exchanged. Shall be pleased to hear from former correspondents.-Dr. Moorhead, Errigle, Cootehill, Ireland.

FINE bealthy cock canary, sweet singer, in exchange for a good book on British mosses, also a splendid large hen canary for a book on lichens or liverworts.-E. A. M. W., 31 Aynhoe Road, West Kensington Park, W.

WANTED, SCIENCE-Gossip, any of the following numbers :1-34. 51, 52, 55-59, 67, 68, 72, 76, 83, 84. Also any odd numbers of " Zoologist," "Entomologist,” “Entomologist's Monthly Magazine,” or Loudon's “Magazine of Natural History." Good exchange given in micro slides, birds' eggs (one hole), books, magazines, periodicals, &c.-W. T. Taylor, Seymour House, Keswick.

Eggs of osprey, grosbeak, grebe, petrel, cuckoo, woodpecker. and tern offered for others not in collection.-J. T. T. Reed, Ryhope, Durham Co.

For specimens of Dreissena polymorpha, Pall., send box and stamped addressed envelope to–J. M. Campbell, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.

Eggs of Sterna hirundinacea, Less., from Patagonia, in exchange for other natural history objects. Accepted offers replied to per return.-J. M. Campbell, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.

WANTED a fine healthy cock and hen bullfinch or extra fine cock only, will exchange any of the following: “ English Mechanic," Nos. 758–796, nos. 788, 776, 770. 790 missing. Gray's Natural Arrangement of British Plants," in 2 vols. with 21 plates. “Boy's Own Paper," either vol. 3, 4, 5, or 6, in monthly parts with plates and index. Vols. i. and ii. of Imison's “Elements of Science and Art," bound in tree-calf.-W. S. Castle-Turner, 6 Dagnall Park Terrace, Selhurst, S.E.

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