Frontispiece - Rural Church

Pursuing our intention of occasionally presenting sketches and hints for the improvement of our county church architecture, we give, this month, a view from an English Journal, of the new district church at Bracknell. We think no one can become familiar with the forms and outlines of the Gothic style as applied to church architecture, even in this comparatively simple manner, without being impressed with its superiority, both in point of significance and beauty, over the Grecian structures, still so commonly built for churches in many parts of the country.


Mr. Stewart writes us that they had their first white frost at Middle Haddam, Conn., on the 14th of October, We have had none about New York yet. The season has been remarkable thus far for its freedom from frost.

Frosted Plants

Thaw them gradually, and in the dark. If but a single plant, immerse it in cold water and set it under the greenhouse stage; if the whole house be frozen, put up the shutters, or throw on mats over the glass and syringe well with cold water. Plants which, under ordinary circumstances, are killed by a degree of frost, can often be recovered from severe injury by this treatment.

Frosts And Fruits

Mr. Huidekoper presents a rather discouraging view of his fruit prospects. He is more unfortunate than we of western New York, who escaped with a partial scathing, some trees - indeed, many - being so heavily loaded that in my own case the removal of a part of the fruit became necessary to prevent their breaking with the weight. Other trees are however destitute of fruit, and in some orchards the crop was nearly or quite destroyed. I think that fruits are in general more highly colored this autumn than is usually the case, and of many varieties the specimens are remarkably fine.

Fruit And Ornamental Trees And Shrubs

A hand-bill announcing that Mr. Samuel Miller has disposed of his stock at Calmdale, Lebanon county, Pa., to Wm. M. Hastings. We feel sure, however, that our friend will always grow fine fruits somewhere.

Lyte & Conard, Fruit, Shade, and Ornamental Trees, Enterprise, Pa.

W. C. Tucker, of the Washington Nurseries, Columbus, Miss.

A. F. Conard & Brother, West Grove, Pa.

Richardson, Warren & Co's, Abridged Catalogue, Olcott, N. Y.

Fruit At Philadelphia

Do you know that our city has become the largest in America, if not in the world We have consolidated - that is the word - the whole county into one great city government Philadelphia now includes a space of twenty-two miles by eleven, and contains say seventy-eight thousand acres 1 with a population that at the next census will far outstrip New York. I wish I could add, that with this "act" our fruit had increased; but it has done us in this respect no good whatever this season. The late snow storm and sleet destroyed nearly all our Pears and Cherries, so that there will be barely enough to make a decent exhibition. Cherries for pies are eighteen cents the pound, and very scarce. Strawberries have been fine, but only half a crop; Raspberries the same. On one hundred dwarf Pears that ought to have borne finely this year, I have just thirty-one Pears! But I still live in hope. S.