The Pacific Rural Press of July 23d gives a portrait of Professor Riley, which is an excellent likeness and a good picture every way. It winds up an account of his life and services with the following paragraph, in which many besides the readers of the Rural Press will heartily join:

"Prof. Riley is yet in the prime of life. No one could fill his place, and thousands of people throughout the land will wish with us that he may yet be spared many years of health and usefulness. With so much accomplished, with so honorable a past, it is difficult to predict his future, or the good he may yet accomplish, for, as he is not yet 44 years of age, it is pleasant to think that his life is but just entering upon its best estate".

Prof. Riley's health has much improved of late, and he writes that he trusts before long to bring up some of his correspondence; replies to many letters having been necessarily delayed.