Many plans have been suggested for saving Squash and Melon seeds pure. The following, furnished to the Rural New Yorker by the Rev. Mr. Langstroth, would seem to be a good one. The process might be simplified by tying the ends of the blossoms together with a string.

" Rise in the morning by break of day, before the bees are abroad. Select a number of female blossoms which have opened during the night. They may be known by growing on the end of the young squash, melons, etc, while the male blossoms (' false blossoms,' as they are called) have no fruit. Scatter the pollen of the male blossoms upon the stamens of the female ones, and carefully cover the latter with millinet, or anything which will protect them from the visits of the bees. A piece of cotton cloth, or even a squash leaf, kept in place by a few clods of earth, will answer a good purpose. When the blossom withers the covering may be removed, and the fruit marked by a colored string tied loosely around the vine".

The post-office address of Mr. Willcox-is box 348 instead of 365.