Planting Seedlings From The Forest

Mr. George May Powell makes the very good suggestion, that sprouting acorns or nuts from the forest may be planted with no more trouble than the setting out of cabbage plants, and the training of the young to look after the growth of these "forest babies," would be one of the best means of inducing the incoming generation to take an interest in forestry.

Graduates In Arboriculture

Eleven students received diplomas in the School of Arboriculture at Paris, under M. Dubreuil, at the summer examination.

The Mole

This creature is often discussed at horticultural meetings. The question usually turns on the inquiry whether it is carnivorous or herbivorous. To most cultivators the greater question is the throwing up of the earth. This cannot be endured no matter what it eats; and discussions on the best kind of mole traps will still be in order.

The Rose Without Thorns

In a feeble sort of apology for just a little wickedness in human beings, a French writer assures his readers that "a rose without thorns, is a rose without fragrance." Just now we do not feel sure of our position, but are inclined to regard the crimson Boursault as a completely thornless and yet very fragrant rose. What do our readers say? We are not inclined to have the delightful rose made to cover moral delinquencies without strong evidence of its dereliction.

Coal And Lignite In Mexico

We notice by the bulletin of the agricultural society of Mexico that companies are being formed to develop the carboniferous resources of Mexico.

Paper Mulberry

According to the following note from Mr. J. B. Garber, it seems the paper mulberry has, to some extent, become naturalized in some places in the South :

"I was under the impression that the paper mulberry was a native of Texas, as my friend at New Orleans found the tree growing wild in the forest, and not knowing what kind of a tree it was, called it " fig mulberry," supposing it to be a cross of the mulberry on the fig".

Maurice Vilmorin

The many friends made by this highly intelligent gentleman during his tour through America, will be glad to learn that in testimony of the value to France of his botanical and horticultural labor, he has recently received from his government the decoration of the Legion of Honor.

Estate Of The Late Charles Darwin

Mr. Darwin's personal property proves to be about three-quarters of a million of dollars. By his will Prof. Huxley has $5000 and Sir Joseph Hooker $5000. The balance of his estate is divided between his wife, five sons, and two daughters.