Catalpa Syringyaefolia Aurea

This and not Betula syringaefolia aurea, should have been the name of the rare plant noticed in Parson's collection.

Spanish Clover

Under this name this Mexican weed, which was first introduced among ballast as noticed by Dr. Chas. Mohr, of Alabama, is being widely sold in the South as a first-class fcrage plant. It is to the credit of these Southern seedsmen, that though they have christened the plant "Spanish Clover," they do not try to make out that it is anything new, or that they alone have the "sole stock," but they honestly put the botanical name, Richardsonia scabra, in their advertisements.

Prof. C. V. Riley

Most of our readers have learnt from the public prints, of the resignation of Prof. Riley and the succession of Prof. Cyrus Thomas to the position of entomologist to the United States Department of Agriculture. It having been stated that Prof. Riley abandoned the position from ill health, he publishes a card saying that he was never in better health, and that he gave up the position for personal reasons.

Mr. S. L. Boardman

Mr. Boardman, one of the most intelligent and courteous of editors, gives up the position he has held for sixteen years on the Maine Farmer.

The Silk Worm, And Instructions For Producing Silk

By C. V. Riley. Published by the Department of Agriculture. This department has done itself much honor in the publication of this admirable treatise; certainly one of the most useful ever issued by the department. It is we believe, furnished free to applicants.

Rhymes Of Science

New York Industrial Publication Co. We are told that "a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." Those who would like a laugh at the expense of the learned, may buy this little book. The "Society upon the Stanislow," will bear laughing over again, as many have laughed over it already.

Animal Magnetism

By J. P. F. Deleuze, translated by Thomas C. Hartshorn, New York, S. R. Wells & Co., from J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia.

Western New York Horticutural So-Ciey

Proceedings of the twenty-fourth annual meeting at Rochester, January, 1879, from P. C. Reynolds, Rochester, Secretary. We have rarely received a report of this useful society so full of important practical matters. The reports on new or rare fruits and plants will be particularly interesting to horticulturists. Almost all the novelties before the public have been looked after, and their merits or demerits noted.