We shall try to keep the "Drawer" filled with choice scraps from the foreign and domestic press. If, hereafter, any thing not very useful or interesting finds its way here, the reader may take it for granted that we have been indulging in an editorial " nap".

Editor's Note

Mr. Downing must not think that our opinion is a prejudiced or unfair one with regard to the Matilda Strawberry. It has been exhibited two years in succession at New York, and at each time the judges declined to give it a premium because of its flavor, which was not agreeable. There is no accounting for taste, but when such judges as Prof. Thurber, Andrew S. Fuller, P. T. Quinn, as well as the Editor of The Horticulturist, are unfavorably impressed with it, there must be some grounds for the statements made on page 183, June Horticulturist. A fruit exhibited by itself may seem without objection, but when exhibited in competition with forty others of good flavor the case is very different, and the comparison often appears unfavorable.