BONELESS SHAD. Remarkable Evolution Produced by Scientific Sci-entific Breeding. D. E. Crawford, of the United States fish commission, recently said to a Philadelphia Press man: "We have little doubt now that before be-fore two more years we shall have evolved what the seaboard public has been clamoring for for so many years the boneless shad. Of course, I don't mean a shad that is actually boneless, but one that will be to all intents and purposes as boneless as the flounders of this country or the sole of England. "This will have been accomplished by the cross breeding of the shad, the flounder and a peculiar jellyfish, which is a staple food among the seacoast natives of Japan. The commissioner had much difficulty in securing a supply sup-ply of these jelly-fishes in a healthy, living condition, but at last managed to bring about one thousand one hundred hun-dred of them to San Francisco, and thence to the Chesapeake Bay hatchery in tank cars. They have thrived amazingly, amaz-ingly, and our experiments, while at first rather discouraging, now leave but little doubt of turning out successful. "At first the crossing resulted in the production of a lot of jellyfishes with an elaborate outfit of bones, which was just what we didn't want; but time and study showed us our mistakes, and now we have a few hundred half -grown shad with less than eighteen per cent, as many bones as the ordinary sort. Yes, as you say, science is a remarkable thlno-"