J. B * * * * writes the publisher of this work that he has concluded his mind can do without it, as it contained so much last year about Cuba, and he declares himself to be " only interested in apples." Well, we are not pleased to part company with any; but if he has joy in the adieu, he may compare himself to the resigned Mussulman, of whom Mr. Layard made some statistical inquiries. His reply contained these charming confessions: "As to what one person loads on his mules, and the other stows away in the bottom of his ship, that is no business of mine. Listen, O, my son! There is no wisdom equal to the belief in God! He created the world, and shall we liken ourselves unto Him* in seeking to penetrate into the mysteries of His creation? Shall we say,' Behold, this star spinneth round that star, and this other star with a tail goeth and cometh in bo many years V Let it go! He from whose hand it came will guide and direct it. * * * I praise God that I seek not that which I require not. Thou art learned in the things I care not for, and for that which thou hast seen, I defile it.

Will much knowledge create thee a double belly? or wilt thou seek Paradise with thine eyes?"

Some time since, a person wrote the Philadelphia publisher that the Horticulturist contained too much information ! Verily, it is difficult to fathom the wishes of some people. We have to proceed as if all our readers were in search of knowledge, make the work as good as we can, and leave it to the appreciation of those sufficiently informed to desire to know more.

Answers To Correspondents #1

Bee Keeper. It has been ascertained that bees will work as well in hives of glass - say each side formed of four double parallel plates. As thus formed the escape of heat is so effectually prevented that the little fellows work without the necessity of covering the hive with any opaque material; and thus they are always open to inspection without being disturbed by the sudden emission of light into a hive previously dark. An interesting experiment which we have seen practised with bees is to empty an old sideboard, a thing now often "given away;" place it in a living room, bore small holes in the wall, put a movable glass plate behind each door and a swarm within each compartment; you have then the family within the house, and can look at their progress without leaving the house, and probably, if there is food enough in the neighborhood, cut your honey when you want it.

Beatrice. The fugitive color called "ladies despair," produced from a lichen, has been successfully fixed by a silk dyer of Lyons, who, after five or six years' trial, has obtained a permanent dye, so that you may hope to have "more of it" from the shops.

W.T. W. The accompanying plan of the interior of a green house suitable for plants and ferns, is one admitting a great amount of light. The stages, fig. 1, a, b, display the plants to advantage, and would be equally adaptable with a little ingenuity, to either a lean-to or a span roof. The front sashes extend without interruption of timber or brick-work, from the roof to the ground. At the roof c, are placed the running vines, and pot plants set upon the ground. The heating arrangements should be a hot water pipe; this in a small building is sometimes carried through from an adjoining kitchen, and economy of building and fuel thus accomplished; a plan that, though rarely adopted in America, might be advantageously applied in many instances with effect.

Answers To Correspondents #1

"When apples or pears are grafted on the limbs of old trees, do they not invariably bear the third year? often the second? and sometimes even the first year?" - Answer - Yes. " Now if such be true of the limbs of old trees for stocks, would not the same hold true of the roots of old trees?" - Answer - No: no more than it holds true because beefsteak inserted into the human mouth goes into the stomach and is digested, therefore, inserted into the ears it would be equally nutritious to the system. - "In other words, if root-grafting be employed on the roots of old or matured trees, will not the graft bear as early as when grafted on an old limb?" Answer - No. "Have any of your readers sufficient personal experience in grafting on old roots to answer this question?" - Answer - Plenty of people. This subject of root-grafting, or seedling-stock grafting, was question 9 at the January meeting of the Fruit-Growers Society Of Western New York, and the experience of 200 of the best fruit-growers in western New York, was without exception in favor of seedling-stock grafting " as respects growth, durability, and productiveness," and no one advocated using the roots of old trees.

See that report on p. 104. "And if it be true, would not the pear grafted on the old pear root be hardier than when grafted on the quince? and productive at an earlier age? and as long lived as the pear-tree itself? Does it not stand to reason that such is the fact?" - Answer - As it is not true, these questions answer themselves. A standard pear as grown in our nurseries now, is long lived.

"2d. Would that tree be an acquisition to the horticultural world as a stock for dwarf or other purposes?" - Answer - This can only be made certain by actual experiment; but as we now graft the cherry on Mahaleb stock, and it grows beautifully, the probability is that Mahaleb is good enough.

"3d. I had determined to plant forty or fifty pear-trees, but want to know the best on the quince." - Answer - Duchesse d'Angouleme, Vicar of Winkfield, Beurre Diel, Louise Bonne de Jersey, Buffam, Kirtlaud. Second six. Van Mons Leon Le Clerc, Golden Beurre of Bilboa, Baronne Mello, Doyenne Goubault, Beurre d'Amalis, English Jargonelle. Some think highly of Urbauiste, etc. These 12 are the result of experience.

An occasional and valued correspondent in Oneida Co., N. Y., whose contributions we hope often to receive, has addressed us in relation to the Childs' Superb grape.

We had inquired of Mr. Bissell about it, and published his kind answer lately, and this gentleman, who has eaten the grape every season for eight or ten years, fully bears out Mr.' B. in all he says.

1st. As to foreign origin, although some claim it to be a pure native, and hardy. Mr. B. has sent us some leaves which prove beyond dispute its foreign origin, and that if it is a seedling, it is from seeds of foreign vines of the Chasselaa family.

2d. As far north as Utica and Rochester it needs protection in winter.

3d. Under glass it is fair.

4th. South of where Catawba always ripens well, it will prove very valuable for out-of-door culture.

While there are so many propagators of grape-vines who from interested motives will insist that any pet grape of theirs is pure native, and hardy, we are glad to receive corroborations of Bissell & Salter's endeavors to state things just as they are. The editor of the " Country Gentleman," in quoting the opinions of Mr. H. E. Hooker, (a Rochester nurseryman), says that he " has the reputation of always adopting and advocating opinions without respect to his personal profit;" and it is important, when the public are purchasing so many of these new varieties, that they should know just what they are buying, and have confidence in the gentlemen who furnish the sorts.