In August, 1884, The Independent had an exhaustive article showing that hybrids were as generally fertile as species or varieties that may have originated in what some people would call a more natural way. It is not that some hybrids are not sterile, for the fact is well known that they are; but these "regular" species and varieties have degrees of sterility among them quite equal to anything known among hybrids. The point is that sterility is not the special attribute of hybridity that it is so often supposed to be. The facts, however, in any case are always welcome. - Independent.