tuberculosis in 1906, and one of perforation of the stomach caused by an ulcer in 1907. In that year he killed four that were suffering from mange, and in 1908, Major Clark killed nine that he found afflicted with the same disease.
"An unusual number of dead on St. Paul island the winter of 1902-03, taken in connection with symptoms of mania noticed by Mr. Lembkey, led him to believe that an epidemic of some sort affected the foxes that year.
"When foxes starve to death a dark discharge issues from the anus.
"Statistics of the catches prior to 1840 are not available. Yield of For the 19 years ending with 1860 the average annual
catch for St. George island was 1,278.
"For the 19 years ending with 1889, according to figures kindly furnished me by the Alaska Commercial Company, the former lessees of the sealing privileges, the average annual yield was 1,074.
"The following table shows concisely the entire trapping since steel traps were abandoned, which is coincident with the inauguration of regular feeding.
BLUE FOXES TRAPPED