The many visitors to the great Centennial Exhibit will remember the superb collection of fruit, and among the several excellent commissioners in charge, Mr. John Freed. Of his earnest devotion to the interests ■of the exhibition, the present writer had excellent opportunity to know. No man's exhibit small or large, was permitted to be overlooked by juries or the public if he could help it, and vet there was never the slightest effort to bias the judgment to be made on the exhibits. The Canadian papers bring to our notice the death of this good man in the sixty-fifth year of his age, and we can join in their view that Canadian Horticulture meets a severe loss in his death.