A Philadelphia correspondent says: "The tree thief (referred to in the July number of the Gardener's Monthly), should have been held for Malicious Trespass. The law reads as follows :

"'Malicious Tresspass. The wilful taking and carrying away of fruit, vegetables, plants, fruit or ornamental trees, vines or shrubs,* whether attached to the soil or not, shall be deemed, and the same is hereby declared a misdemeanor, and may be prosecuted and punished as such under the laws of this commonwealth, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars and imprisoned not exceeding sixty days,' etc.

"You give the name of the Judge and of the District Attorney. Who was the 'careful lawyer?'"

*This law was originally confined to seven counties, but was afterwards extended throughout the State.