Mr. E. P. Roe tells us in a letter that he has issued a small work under the above title, and that he has " read the advanced sheets to Charles Downing." All such works are valuable, as fruit culture is continually progressing, and there is, or ought to be, something new in all new books of this kind.

Phonetic Magazine: a monthly magazine, edited by W. Geo. Waring, Tyrone, Pa. Shorthand writing, and the many interests involved in his depatrtment of literature, command general attention; and we are quite sure that horticulturists especially, who value this department of study, will welcome this serial conducted, as it is, by one of their number, and one who is so widely known and respected as Mr. Waring is.