Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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BIOLOGICAL E X P E R I M E N T
by assistants working under his direction. Since the beginning of this work it has been merged in that of a Chemical Survey of the waters of the State r established at the University in consequence of appropriations made by the State legislature to. that end during [the winter of 1895. One hundred and ninety-three analyses in all have now been completed, and a report setting forth the comparative results will be published during the current year.
REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS.
The final major product of our Station work must be in the form of published papers and reports, our material accumulations being of merely secondary interest and value, and often of only temporary use. Necessarily, however, so> soon after the organization of the work, it has not been possible to prepare and to publish papers of a sortfadequately to represent the ideals of the Station management, or to illustrate its final ends. Nevertheless, considerable contributions to science resulting from the investigations of the Station staff have already been printed or are now in press, and the preparation of manuscript is going actively forward in several departments. Quite in accordance with our original expectation, visiting students who have availed themselves of the facilities of the Station have prepared, or are now preparing, papers embodying the results of their investigations, credit for which must belong in part to our establishment, without which they would not have been written. The principal contributions now in print are papers by Mr. Hart, Mr, Hempel, and Professor Smith. The first of these is an article by Mr. H a r t on the entomology of the Illinois River and adjacent waters, filling one hundred and twenty-five pages of our Laboratory Bulletin and illustrated by fifteen half-tone plates. Professor Smith's additions to a knowledge of our oligochsete worms have appeared as two papers of the Laboratory Bulletin ^ describing four new species and a new genus of these animals, with a large amount of anatomical and histological- detail. We have also printed an article by Mr. W. H. Ashmead, of the United States National Museum, on parasitic Hymenoptera bred from aquatic insects at Havana, containing descriptions of three new species. Four new species of Protozoa and three of Rotifera front Station situations have been described by Mr. Hempel in an article of the State Laboratory Bulletin, accompanied by five plates of illustrative figures. We have now going through the press a third paper by Professor Smithy containing a description of a new genus and two new species of oligochsete worms from Havana and of one from Florida, together with a description of the reproductive organs of Pristina, upon which subject nothing has hereto^ fore been known. This article will be accompanied by four plates. A paper on the Ostracoda of North America, by Mr. R. W. Sharpe, a graduate student of the University, is also in press. This article has been made to include the product of a careful examination, of the collections made in this group from the opening of the Station to the midsummer of 1896. It is accompanied by ten plates. Mr. Hempel's observations on the Protozoa and the Rotifera. of the Station, accumulated during two years' continuous study, are in hand in the form of