A specimen of Rallus virginianus, in the flesh, was sent me from the Summit of the C. P. R. R. (Donner, P. O.) altitude 7000 feet, April 21, 1904. It must have been crossing to the east slope of the Sierras but a violent snow storm compelled it, presumably, to take refuge in an outbuilding, where it was caught. Snow at that time was nine feet deep on the level at the summit.