Mr. Walter Elder remarks that " there is scarcely a branch of science, but is of more especial interest to the cultivators of the soil, than to any other class of the community," and he points out the great value of all these studies, whenever time can be afforded for their pursuit. Entomology, botany, minerology, meteorology, philosophy, conchol-ogy, geology, chemistry, geography, anatomy, as well as many others he enumerates as of great value to the farmer and gardener, and he well asks, " what other pursuit can bring so many in as useful studies?"