I regret to learn that your brother of the Prairie Farmer has not faith enough to accept my proposition, in regard to the sexual character of the Strawberry. I will test it further. The Hudson, Keeked Pine, and Hovey's, he says, with him were separate, and each pure; each bore staminate and pistillate blossoms. If he will send plants of these kinds to Messrs. Buist & Brinokle, and either of them, in adjoining beds, will bear perfect fruit with no other kind within one hundred yards of them, I will present him with a silver pitcher, of the value of $100. If they will, as he states they did with him, bear staminate blossoms, I will present him with a like pitcher, of the value of $100. If he will get these gentlemen to certify their belief in the changes accomplished by him, or those by Mr. Meehan, and which he says " renders our Strawberry theory worthless," I will send him a like pitcher. I fear Mr. Meehan's mind is wandering on the subject If he could, by artificial heat, produce a change in the sexual character of some blossoms, the children of our market gardeners would say it has no bearing whatever on out-door culture.

W. Longworth. - Cin. cinnati, O.

P. S. - I am not personally acquainted with the horticultural editor, Dr. Kennioott. I request his opinion, in your next number. If he believes in the sexual changes in your three kinds of plants, I will believe in Rochester knocking*. If he believes in the sexual character undergoing no change, he owes it to his station as editor, and the Strawberry growing community, to correct the error, and will do it.