Mr. Maries continues his highly interesting "Travels in Japan," to the Garden. Of wild berries he says: "The following day I passed through the same kind of forest I had seen before at Sapporo, and I found the black currant growing wild. Raspberries were also very plentiful, with a kind of blackberry, all very acceptable to us. We gathered large quantities and had them boiled down with sugar, and they made excellent preserves. The heat has been rather oppressive of late; to-day the thermometer stood at 90° in the shade at an elevation of 1,000 feet. The nights were always cool, so that we could sleep comfortably".