Mr. D. B. Wier has hit on the sensible plan of trying what can be done practically in this way, instead of writing long chapters on what might be done. While our views must be candidly expressed - that we do not think anything of value will come from the plan - we may be wrong, and shall be glad if we are, for as things are at present the raiser of a new and good addition to our collections seldom gets a fair reward. An experiment in the proposed protective measures must give us valuable experience. Mr. Wier has raised a number of new cherries, and has entered the names as trade marks, which no one can make merchandise of without his authority. As already said, we hope the experiment will be successful, and that Mr. Wier will reap a rich reward.