Gurnos Jones, Times, August 9, 1901
THE " TIMES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1001. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ZOOLOGY IN BERLIN. SALMON FISHERIES IN SCOTLAND, International Congress of Zoology, held ia ISO, it was resolved that the next meet. take place this year in, Germany, and it was German toologiats to decide on the locality. selected as the most suitable puce, and ths will be held in that city from the 12th to which may be treated or discussed at the embraced in the following groups : 1, ; 3, vertebrata (biology, classification, ; 3, vertebrata (anatomy, histology, embryology); lavertebrsts, except axthrcpoda ; 5, arthropods ; (oology (fisheries, Ac.) ; 7, nomenclature. these sections, arrangements have been made general discussions (ni subjects of greet importance interest to zoologists generally. The con opened, alter the usual lormalities and reports a lecture by the eminent Italian sonlogiat. B. Graari, on the " Malaria problem from a standpoint," and there can be no doubt that the discussion on it will be of great interest. The same subject will be treated in sections by Dr. C. Christy, one of the medical plague duty in India, who proposes to read s a certain stage in - the development of one parasites." The second general meeting to a paper by ttofeesor rorel ( Morges) Physicsl characters of ants," and to a aubject to by Profeteor Yves Oelage, of Paris, whose the " Position of sponges in the animal was cue of the events of the Cambridge Con - Professor K. B. Pculton's lecture with demonstrations on " Mimicry and natural should draw a crowded room at the third Tbe professor's lone - continued and rescarvhes into this fascinating subject will make to aav of crest importance to hia audience. meeting will be occupied with a discourse Bronco on " Fosail human remains." general meetings, many papers or gnat interest and value have been promised in the About 150 papers have thus far been notified Naturally German xoologists preponderate, tbem the British win be the moat numerously Though the congress haa, we understand, notified to the various Governments usual diplomatic channels, it ia exnresslv the German Government does not intend to attendance of any official delegates at the congress. 50 zoologists from this country are expected Berlin. Among them, in addition to those are Dr. P. L. Sclater, secretary of the Society, Dr. Rowdier Sharps and Mr. Oldfield tbe British Museum, Dr. II. O. Forbes, the the Uverpool aiosenms, ur. K. 11. Traqusir, Schsrff, the Hon. Walter Rothschild, M .P Dr. of Tring Museum. Dr. C. T. Forsyth - Dr. II. M.Bernard. The last - named propones " Fart IT. of the report of the Fishery Board for Scotland Scotland for 1900,oontoinisg a report on salmon fisheries, was Issued yesterday as a Blue - book. The Board states that, aa far aa can he ascertained, ths fishing season of 1900 was below the svenge, slthoegh on the rut coast, south of the Moray Firth, there was a slight increase on the returns of 1S99. The total weight of Batmen carried by Scottish railway and steamship companies in the course of the year was 1,838 tons, which is less than the sverage for the years I8M - 96 inclusive. A return furnished by the Fishmongers' Company shows that 15,151 boxes of salmon were received from Scotland at Billingsgate. The total number of boxes of salmon received st THE WELSH NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. Tbe proceedinp in connexion with the Eisteddfod were continued at o'clock on Wednesday sad yesterday at the Town - hall, Merthyr Tydvil, with s meeting of the Cymmrodorion Society, ia conjunction with' the Welah Language Society. Mr. W. Edwards, of Merthyr Tydvil, presided, and an interesting paper was i Vincent Evans on behalf of Mr. Alfred Liverpool, and an object - lesson in Welsh was l.MArnAnifM.Mi ttn. FWYUV Ami 1 M. n..it.Mm .lin iUlh.il an uIiItmi Iii Mil. TV I . . . . .... .A . - l . I second oi us iikiu - (u.u st the pavilion, ine cnsirmaa wis - ir. w. inomos. of Brynawll. Aberdare, and tbe conductors were resa ey air. ! Davie, of I Till. k . , MMahna,'M.Pand Dr. Gurnos Jones. Prises for various competitions were swarded. Messrs. Ben Davie and a W.M tKm Jnlinlimi M tha Omm Pivn 'ml the maionty of dis - I n - nir nnih.Kriu. In thm nntiif there was a per - I Israel in fcgyps oy u , it is not reported as having been I Eisteddfod choir of 500 voices belore an audience OI , lutrict. It wo absent in the ' iT , Knt vr mrnt rfluwt h mr.r. ' Vesterday'a proceedings opened with another t Billingsgate from all sources was 23,179, no cocntry I Pedrog " held the adjidication oo the Crown Porrc.'ind except Scotland sending more than SJWX) boxes, and her I declared the winner to be " Uwili." who was crowned desest comritor. heing Ire.d with t boxes, , jc ftZ ' ' . - - I afternoon. Toe amateur orcnestrai rana jpnze oi xiu was i nariann of bi flenro with fcn total mrht lit 1 M. - .I.. - .r.1 MTJ.RImnrfHa - A i - j. . - - salmon carried by Scottish railways and steam - ' very interesting competition took place between cnoirs ships during the year seems to show that 1,073 ' ff , prise of X50 offered for beat ning of , ' f K ... ... , rrmr, , ,k, I selections from the works of the late Sir Arthur bullivan ton of beottish salmon were conveyed to other 1 . . ... v. - - rw r.Miff lilu Hihhon markets' than Billingrgste. 1 tricts aalmoo disease was absent daring the winter I formance of the oratorio of 1S3M300, and serious in any diit AhanWn.Mr Dm removed dead from the Don, a greater number than has ' Druid, the peoole present bared their heads for a few rivers except the Dee suffered from the disease, the Tay I Empress Frederick. OwiU. the Bard, pve addresses , showing the largest return of 1.000 - 1,100 dead fth. The " "of - - J"T " rental of Tay salmon fishings in 1300 amounted to j JSJ rttTlr generally the report sayi : prize were proceeded with. . ' " The figure for lf0 is the highest yet reached. The Jonn .''"Y rresiaea at laoaiiernoon meeung. figure for the yearly had only been exceeded on two I ..LT faTSS. occasions viz., ia ISM and 19S0. Above the Linn of i petition had been ao'cloee between three of the choirs that Campsie the river ia not now fished except by rod sod the adjudicators wished to hesr them each sing one piece line. Many of the valuable net fishings below Terth are t over again. Finally Pontypridd won. Mr. F. C Lloyd till let by the yesr, snd competition has recently been PTe i0' decision in the sacred cantata compeu, A i rfth ' k . e k - t . t,on 1rlta accompaniment for pianoforte and stringed .. , - . .s. v. , nstnuanUa Jor WElca pnze ox atju ana a goia meaai i w lunvuig iwi wjoj umrr uuLiicis in croiuiM, j oi the value oi jliu were onerea. inere were seven haa been brought about by the decisions of the House of competitors of a high class, and the prize went to Lords in the cases of ' Weddetburn v. Duke of Atholl and of " Duke of Atholl v. Glover Incorporation of Perth." On May 23 tbe House of Lords decided that the only legal method of net - fishing for 'salmon in a river or estuary is by means of a draught or sweep net, which is used solely aa such, and that any net ued partly as a stationary obstruction, however temporary, to the free passage of fish is illegal. Tbe coses in point were defended in the interests of toot and haul fishing, and Hucbald." It was decided yesterday evening to accede to the application of IJanelly to be the meeting - place of the National Eisteddfod in 1903. The performance of the Elijak by the Cnited Eisteddfod Choir, conducted by Sir. Dan Davies, was a great success, the large pavilion being crowded. The principal singers were Miss Ksther Palliser, Miss Kirkby Lunn, Mr. Ben Davies, and Mr. Daniel Price, all of whom met with an enthuaiostic reception. Mr. V. L. Daniel presided.