by misfortune. The average albatross egg weighs one pound. Many thousands of the eggs are collected annually on Laysan by natives of nearby islands, who use and sell them as food. The eggs are also served as food on passing steamers, chiefly as a novelty. This recalled to my mind an experience while in Africa hunting big game, exploring and taking aerial photographs. One morning our chief cook announced that we would have ostrich-egg omelet for breakfast. I had misgivings about the agreeableness of the prospective dish, thinking it would be strong, but it proved as delicate as an omelet made from fresh hensa eggs.
About 1,300 miles northwest of the Hawaiian Islands are the Midways, two little isles, mere freckles on the face of the ocean, but important to America. Their name was derived from their location about midway between the United States and Japan, and on the larger of these islands is the most isolated cable station in the world. This is Sand Island, about one and a half miles long, three-quarters of a mile wide and only forty-three feet above sea level at the highest point. A
COLLECTING ALBATROSS EGGS, LAYSAN ISLAND.