This old writer on Gardening, The Journal of Horticulture'tells us, was born in 1737, at Old Meldrum, in Scotland. He succeeded in wheedling the Government of England into giving him $9,000, for mixing cow dung, lime, wood ashes and sand together, in order to make hollow trees fill up with sound living wood. A "commission" was appointed to report. A Dr. Lettsom and a Dr. Anderson composed it, and they testified that is was "nothing more than the truth." History says Mr. Forsyth was "mistaken." A modern writer would say he was a "dead beat." and consider even such slang more than politeness required.