Mr. Horace J. Smith writes: " I measured a Catalpa tree in Fair-mount Park, on the river drive, west side, this morning, and found it to be thirteen feet in circumference, at an average of one foot from the ground (it is on a hillside), showing a trunk four feet diameter. Would a section or slab be of interest ?"

[What will those Western friends think who believe Southern Indiana produces the only " hardy" Catalpa? Though Mr. Smith does not say so, we can assure them that this Pennsylvania tree is not growing in the mammoth conservatory in Fairmount Park, but is actually in the open air, and has probably been there through a hundred Winters. How many annual rings has it, Mr. Smith ? But we hope there will be no attempt to take a slab from it. Better let the old Catalpa stand].