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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

of all other affairs, for even migratory birds will stoop from their flight through air and light to screech around an old night-spectre. In Northern Italy, where game is scarce, every farmer has a tame buba

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Fig. 10.—Decoy Owls.

and a potful of bird-lime, and thousands of northern songsters, hastening fondly home from their winter-quarters on the Mediterranean, fall a victim to their ruling passion and perish in exile—"butchered to make a Roman holiday."

 

"NATURAL RELIGION."

A STUDY IN THE GROWTH OF SCIENTIFIC MORALITY.

By R. W. BOODLE.
II.

THE preliminary discussion of last month enables us to speak now more directly of the work on "Natural Religion." Its writer is clearly himself a believer in supernaturalism, if not as very tangible, yet as an underlying possibility. He begins by stating the prob-