A distinguished English clergyman writes to a local paper to regret that just in proportion to the spread of a love for roses among his congregation, he notices a corresponding emptiness of pews in his church; but for the life of us we cannot see the connection between the two circumstances, or why he should introduce the subject in that light.

Referring to page 61, where there is a quotation from an English paper, noting a strange observation of an English clergyman, that in proportion as rose growing increased, the Sunday pews were empty, a Fredericton, New Brunswick, writer says, that if the clergyman would make his discourses as attractive as the gardens of the rose-growers, no doubt the growers would go to church, and take their roses with them. It is a good retort.