A correspondent sends us the following notes: Near Ormond, Florida, one of the points of interest is the Indian burial ground at Bosarve. The road to it lies through orange groves and bananas, and is full of interest. At Silver Beach, Mr. Marsh has a plantation of pecans that are grafted on hickory stocks that are in a very promising condition. They are now in bearing condition. He uses warm artesian water for irrigating purposes. He is growing palms and other tropical plants. The Halifax River is one of the prettiest in Florida. A road has been opened to Fort White through a magnificently timbered region. At Lake City water-works by steam pumpage have been established. Tobacco raising is progressing, and Florida tobacco pronounced equal to Havana. A newspaper called the Tobacco Plant, has an extensive circulation, which shows the extent of the tobacco enterprise. The University of Florida has an excellent museum. It is at Lake City. Here also are the experimental gardens of Dr. Appell, he has filled up a swamp at a cost of $1,000.

Here are to be seen over 300 varieties of the choicest roses, many of them in bloom, 70 of grapes, numerous different kinds of pears, peaches, plums, quinces, figs, pomegranates, apricots, strawberries, English walnuts, a perfect wealth of flowers and plants of almost every description, among the latter specimens (names not remembered) from Africa, Asia, Southern Europe and South America.

A new industry is the collection and shipment of medicinal herbs and roots which abound in the vicinity. Among the latter may be mentioned 60,000 pounds of the "Queen's Delight" (Stillingia sylvatica) sent to Providence, R. I.

The road to Fort White passes through some of the finest timber in the world, which extensive mills at Columbia City are rapidly utilizing. Many of the stocks awaiting transportation for masts of the largest ships, or their turn at the saw, were of prodigious girth and length.

The superintendent of public schools, Prof. E. G. Parsons, also resides here, and is a gentleman of fine intelligence and scholarly attainments. His home is situated in an eight-acre grove of thrifty young pear trees of the Le Conte variety.

It has been generally conceded that the two great recommendations of the LeConte pear are, that they may be easily propagated from the cutting and were never known to blight or die back, as frequently happens to other varieties of the same fruit. But decided symptoms of this disease have appeared in Suwannee County, and reliable gentlemen said they noticed it in the groves of Madison and Tallahassee. The writer made a critical examination of Col. Blackburn's fine orchard at Live Oak, and found a half dozen of the largest bearing trees almost ruined by this disastrous blight. As many as twenty long limbs on a single stock had perished, and the bark of the main trunk was splitting and seemed to have lost its vitality.