"Mr. Pagdaroff, of St. Petersburgh, announces that, by a new method, he has succeeded in extracting from birds' feathers the pigments which color them." [The above paragraph appears in a cotem-porary journal, and, to our ideas, is rathe j doubtful. We should not be more surprised if this Russian gentleman were to extract the notes from bird's throats and lungs, and thus supply bottled music.—EDS.