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SCIENTIFIC COURSES OF STUDY.

inequalities of temper are seen rather in individuals captured at an advanced period of life than in those taken young. To capture these, the Indians wound or kill the mother, and then, without difficulty, seize the young ones, which she carries on her back.

Very nearly allied to the common Uistiti is the Hapale aurita, or eared Uistiti, with fur of russet black, streaked on the back with faint black bands; also the cowled Uistiti (Hapale humeralifer), with white face, surrounded with brownish hair, blackish body, a collar of snowy white on the scapular region, and tail bearing incomplete rings. These two species are, like Hapale vulgaris, natives of Brazil, and, like that animal, they are noticeable for the tufts of white hair which grow on the anterior surface of the ears. In other Uistitis, on the contrary (as the Hapale penicillata), and the white-headed Uistiti (Hapale leucocephala), which inhabit the same regions, the tufts on the ears are black. Finally, in the black-tailed Uistiti (Hapale melanura),of which, in all probability, Buffon's Simia argentata is only an albino variety, the hair, which is light brown, is very short, and the tail is of a uniform, light-brown color. To the same category belong the Pygmy Uistiti (Hapale pygmæa)—of which we give a figure copied from nature—and the white-footed Uistiti (Hapale leucopus), a species described last year by Gray, and which has the forearms, feet, and hands, of a nearly pure white color, while the rest of the body is brownish gray, with more or less mixture of red. This animal was discovered at Medellin, in Colombia; while the Hapale pygmæa—which differs from it both in markings and in size, having red spots and blackish streaks, and being much smaller than Leucopus—is confined to certain regions of Brazil and Peru.—La Nature.

 
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SCIENTIFIC COURSES OF STUDY.[1]
By F. W. CLARKE,
PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI.

SOME years ago, a clergyman in one of our Western States became deeply impressed with the conviction that the town in which he lived ought to contain a college. In due time a charter was secured, and a board of trustees appointed. They met, organized, conferred upon the aforesaid clergyman the degree of D. D., and then adjourned forever. I give the story as I heard it, without undertaking to vouch for its truthfulness. It savors somewhat of extravagance, and yet has a sound of probability. Everybody has heard of the establishment of so-called "colleges" upon similarly slender foundations. They exist in almost every Southern or Western State, and because of them our

  1. Read before the Ohio College Association, December 27, 1877,