One of the most remarkable studies is the "agricultural departments" of some newspapers which believe that " selections " can be made by "anybody," and thus save the expenses of careful editing. Just now going the " rounds " in this particular class, as a fact, is the following: " The fir tree flourishes in California. It starts easily from cuttings and commences to bear the second year." We have no doubt that the original writer wrote " fig," and not fir, but how should the office boys know the difference?