A colony in which fruit-growing has been made a prominent feature has located on the shores of Puget's Sound, with promise of complete success. Mrs. Gallup, of Denver, and J. M. Grant, of Tacoma, names not unfamiliar to florists and nurserymen, are among the settlers.

Besides the bearing which such a settlement cannot fail to have on northwestern fruit culture and gardening generally, the Editor particularly commends it as in the interest of a dream he has - to see an all-rail communication with Europe before he dies. With the populous British settlement of Victoria, and the American Angelos close up to latitude 500, it cannot be long before the short distance between Sitka and Behring Strait is reached, when the Russians would gladly meet us through Siberia at the same point. This future is far less dim than the railroad across the American deserts and mountains was a quarter of a century ago.