A. P. P., Peoria, Ills. writes: "Send me some samples. Gardening here is carried on extensively for market purposes. We have have been so often fooled in agricultural papers that we have sworn to only take such as are known to us as reliable and truthful in advice to us, and not praising up every new fangled tool or variety, and misleading us into all kinds of misfortune and loss."

[We thank our correspondent for his good opinion. We regard it as about the meanest feature of journalism that under the guise of "reading matter," sneaks in a paid for advertisement. We can hardly think it is common with respectable journals. At least we have been asked to do it only once in seventeen years. True, we have often been requested to give "notices" as a condition of advertising,and have once in in a while lost a good advertiser by refusing. - Ed.]