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building and ballast for railroads, is as intimate as it is possible for any one's to be. But in connection with the engrossing occupations

PSM V48 D170 Original condition of the pit.jpg
Fig. 1.—Talus removed, so as to show the Original Condition of the Pit a Few Feet back from the Place where the implement was found, which was marked by a *.

of his public business, Mr. Huston has maintained his love for pure science, and his valuable aid has been solicited by numerous scientific men engaged in making paleontological collections. It was Mr. Huston who discovered for Prof. Samuel H. Scudder the fossil insects of the coal measures which attracted so much attention two or three years ago. Prof. Cope has likewise been greatly indebted to Mr. Huston for fossils collected by him in the neighborhood of Steubenville. The evidence, therefore, is not that of either an unknown or an inexperienced observer.

2. The Discovery.—This I will give in Mr. Huston's own language, written out for me at my request.

"Prof. G. F. Wright. "Steubenville, Ohio, August 13, 1895.

"My Dear Sir: Below Brilliant, Jefferson County, Ohio, is a very fine remnant of high-level river terrace. Its length is two miles and maximum width over a quarter of a mile. On the West Virginia side of the Ohio River at that point the bluffs rise to a