In the August number are some notes on our new Weeping Mulberry, in which it is stated that the fruit is above the average size of Russian Mulberries. This is an error. The trees have not yet borne enough for us to judge of its value as a fruit tree. The berries so far were small, but may become larger, as it is said that the fruit of the Russian Mulberry usually increases in size as the trees attain age.

The great merit of this tree lies in its graceful weeping habit, entirely unlike anything heretofore introduced, and its being at the same time a remarkably vigorous and healthy grower; with a hardiness that withstands the severe cold of the far North, and the still more destructive heat and drouth of the South and South-west; flourishing where the Kilmarnock and other popular weeping trees entirely fail.

We first noticed this tree and budded from it in 1883, instead of 85 as stated. The original tree, always healthy and thrifty, is less than three feet high, spreading out on the ground.

Carthage, Mo., Sept. 20, 1887.