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are deterred from purchasing any new things from positive fear of deception.-Yours, W., June, 1847.

Art. III. Obituary. DEATH OF THE HON. AND Rev. W. HerbeRT.-The Gard. Chronicle, of June 5th, announces the death of the Dean of Manchester, which took place suddenly, at his house in Hereford street, at 1 o'clock on Friday, the 28th of May, in the 69th year of his age.

The Chronicle truly states that his death “is the greatest loss which horticulture has sustained since the death of Mr. Andrew Knight, not merely on account of his skill as an experienced cultivator, but because of his scientific attainments and profound knowledge of the laws of hybridizing, which had been so fully elucidated by himself in the experience of a long life, which he had applied with admirable judgment, and to which we must continue to look for years to come as the surest aid to the improvement of the races of plants. Fortunately for the world, his latest views on the subject have been preserved in the two valuable papers · Upon Hybridization among Vegetables,' which have been published in the Journal of the Horticultural Society, and which constitute a rich mine of valuable facts and not less valuable reasoning."

Mr. Herbert was the originator of quite a number of new plants, and among them some fine camellias. The Chronicle thus closes a notice of his death :

“ The Dean of Manchester was early and constantly attached to natural history. In youth be was an indomitable pedestrian and an excellent shot, and made his gun subservient to the study of ornithology, as well as his pencil and paint-brush, with which he was tolerably expert. The edition of White's Selborne, published by Professor Rennie, in 1832, contains many closely printed pages of his ornithological observations; and the title page gives a spirited specimen of his draughtsmanship. In more domestic periods of life, the science of botany, and the art of horticulture, (two very different things) were pursued by him with great success. The Bo tanical Magazine and Register received from him frequent communications. His greatest work in this line, • The Amaryllidaceæ,' accompanied with a treatise on hybrid intermixtures, was published in the year 1837. And such leisure as remained to him, in the succeeding years of connection with a great manufacturing city, and of declining strength, was employed on the Iridaceæ, which, had longer time or better health been granted him, would have been as complete as the former."

Art. IV. Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Saturday, June 5th, 1847.-An adjourned meeting of the Society was held to-day-the President in the chair.

The following members were elected :—Albert Bullard, T. H. Foster, John J. Adams, and George T. Bigelow, Boston.

(In our account of the meeting May 1, we omitted to give the names of all the members which were elected at that time. They are as follows :Adolphus Davis, T. T. Bouvé, Edmund Quincy, Hez. S. Chase, Samuel May, and Lewis Decker, Boston ; H. P. Fairbanks, Charlestown; George Quant and John Thomas, Brookline ; E. S. Furber and E. W.

Sampson, Dedham; Thus. Sinclair, Brighton ; Otis Arthur Gay, Hingham ; Ralph Crooker and C. E. Grant, Roxbury.]

It was Voted, that the Chairman of the Committee of Publication be requested and authorized to have the seal of the Society altered and enlarged, by causing the words “ Mass. Horticultural Society," and the date of its incorporation annexed thereto.

Voted, That the several committees be instructed to have placards prepared, requesting contributors to furnish to the chairman a list of their contributions.

Adjourned for two weeks—to June 19th.

Exhibited.Flowers: From the President of the Society, a variety of cut flowers an I plants, viz:-Cactnses in var. ; two new spotted seedling ca)ceolarias, and a variety of others ; camellias ; fuchsias, var. Salterii major, Paragon, Bowdin, Brookmanii, Chauverii, and robusta ; six or eight varieties of elegant cinerarias ; petunias, Eliza, Contributor, Tunandra, and a fine plant of Hebe, well grown and in perfection ; six varieties of lilacs, viz., Duchesse d'Orleans, De Nemouis, Charles X, Prince Nolger, double purple, and a dark red. From Breck & Co., a fine bunch of Wistària Consequàna, with more than fifty racemes of its elegant flowers drooping in the most graceful manner. The plant from which this was taken was grown in the open air without the least protection, and made a growth last season of twenty-two feet in one direction ; also, a variety of cut flowers, pæonies, &c. From Messrs. Winship, a great variety of cut flowers, including many sorts of flowering shrubs, pæonies, honeysuckles, &c. Bouquets, plants and cut flowers, from Messrs. Hovey & Co., W. Quant, A. Aspinwall, P. Barnes, E. Wight, A. Bowditch, J. L. L. F. Warren, Needham, W. Kenrick, W. B. Richards, J. Hovey, J. Thomas, E. M. Richards, Jas. Nugent, J. M. Mandell.

Award of Premiums :-
Plants in Pots.-For the best six pot plants, to Wm. Quant, $2.

For the second best six, to J. Thomas, $ 1.
Bouquets, Designs, &c.—For the best large bouquet, to William

Quant, $2.
For the second best large bouquet, to Messrs. Winship, $1.
For the best six hand bouquets, to A. Bowditch, $2.
For the second best six hand bouquets, to J. L. L F. Warren, $1.
For a design, a moss vase with flowers, to J. Thomas, $2.

For the second best do., to Miss Russell, $1.
Fruit: From J. F. Allen, very fine specimens of the following grapes :
Zinfindal, Black Hamburgh, White Chasselas, Aleppo, Grizzly Frontignan;
also, May Duke cherries, Black figs, and Bergamot limes. From A.

T.

Moore, Concord, sweet apples in fine preservation, a new variety, which promises to be a valuable kind. From W. E. Carter, fine specimens of the Hubbardston Nonsuch apple. From T. Needham, a brace of cucumbers.

VEGETABLES : From T. Needham, fine lettuce.

June 12th. Exhibited.-FLOWERS: From the President of the Society, fine new hardy Ghent azaleas, white camellias, Brugsmánsia Knighti, calceolarias, petunias, spiræas, tree pæonies, roses, and cut flowers in variety. From Capt. Sweetlin, of the ship Augustine Heard, from Valparaiso, a cactus from the Araucaria mountains, in Chili. This was a noble specimen of this tribe of plants, measuring nearly five feet in circumference, and very formidable from the immense number of its thorns. From J. E. Teschemacher, a plant of Ismène calathina, or white Peruvian Wedding flower, very fragrant; plants of Echinocactus Ottonis, and E. mammillarioides, a seedling from Vera Cruz, (curious); also, a fine plant of E. Eyriesii, with three blooms of its elegant long, tubul white flowers, and nine buds.

From Messrs. Hovey & Co., nine varieties of new hardy azaleas; also, hand and table bouquets. From J. L. L. F. Warren, several kinds of tree pæonies, very fine; also, rhododendrons, bouquets, &c. Bouquets, roses and cut flowers from A. Aspinwall, W. Quant, W. Mellar, T. Needham, J. Nugent, J. Breck & Co., E. M. Richards, J. Thomas, P. Barnes, W. Kenrick, Messrs. Winship, J. Hovey, and S. Walker.

Award of Premiums :-
Pot Plants.-For the best six plants, to Wm. Quant, $2.

For the second best, to A. Bowditch, $1.
HARDY Azaleas, HAWTHORNS, &c.—For the best display of hardy aza-

leas, to Messrs. Winship, $3.
For the second best display, to Messrs. Hovey & Co., $2.
For the best display of hawthorns, to Messrs. Winship, $3.

For the second best, to S. Walker, $2.
Bouquets, Designs, &c.—For the best design, a moss vase, (dissimilar

to former ones shown) with flowers, to J. Thomas, $2.
For the second best design, to Miss Russell, $1.
For a vase bouquet, to J. Thomas, $2.
For the best table and mantel bouquet, to Messrs. Hovey & Co., $2.
For the second best, to Messrs. Winship, $1.
For the best six hand bouquets, to A. Bowditch, $2.

For the second best six, to Messrs Hovey & Co., $1.
Gratuities.—To S. Walker, for a display of ranunculus, $3.
To J. L L. F. Warren, for six hand bouquets, $1. For this and a

previous display of rhododendrons, $3. To. J. E. Teschemacher, for a plant of Ismène calathina, and plants

of Echinocactus, spec. Ottònis, mammillarioides, (a seedling) and

Eyriesii, $3. Fruit: From J. F. Allen, six varieties of grapes, fully ripe ; also, figs and May Duke cherries.

VEGETABLES.–From T. Needham, string beans and a brace of cucumbers. From A. D. Williams, lettuce, rhubarb, and a brace of cucumbers. From A. Robeson, New Bedford, by Wm. Brims, rhubarb. From J. L. L. F. Warren, Giant and Victoria rhubarb.

June 19. Exhiinted.–Flowers: From the President of the Society, several new and fine fuchsias, among which were Empress, a white variety, Lady of the Lake, Vesta, Frostii, and Venus Victrix; two spotted seedling calceolarias, &c. From S. Walker, a seedling phlox, from maculàta, being more dense flowered than that old species ; also, the double Lychnis viscària. From John Thomas, four plants of pelargoniums and four of calceolarias.

From Messrs. Hovey & Co., a superb specimen of the new and elegant Hydrangea japonica ; also, bouquets. Bouquets, plants and cut flowers from Breck & Co., J. L. L. F. Warren, A. Aspinwall, A. Bowdiich, E. M. Richards, W. Kenrick, James Nugent, S. R. Johnson, W. B. Richards, W. Mellar, G. C. Crowninshield, 0. H. Mather, and Messrs. Winship.

The following is the award of premiums :-
Plants in Pots. For the best six plants in pots, to John Thomas, $2.

For the second best six, to George Quant, $ 1.

A gratuity to Messrs. Hovey & Co., for Hydrangea japonica, of $3. Bouquets, &c.-For the best six hand bouquets, to Messrs. Hovey &

Co., $2.
For the next best, to J. L. L. F. Warren, $1.
A gratuity to A. Bowditch, for six hand bouquets, of $ 1.
For a design, with an oval bouquet, to John Thomas, $2.
For a moss vase,

filled with forty varieties of flowers, to John Thom

as, $2.

For the best large bouquet, to W. Mellar, $2.
For the second best, to W. B. Richards, $ 1.

For the best pair of mantel bouquets, to Messrs. Winship, $2. Fruit: From 0. Johnson, very fine specimens of Coolidge's Favorite peaches. From J. F. Allen, six varieties of grapes; Early Tawny nectarines, Black figs, and Coolidge's Favorite peaches; also, May Duke, Elton, and Black Tartarian cherries.

From John Hill, Early Virginia strawberries.

VEGETABLES : From Messrs. Winship, 12 stalks of Myatt's Victoria rhubarb, weighing 124 lbs.; also, water cresses. From B. V. French, 12 stalks of the same, weighing 15 lbs. Victoria rhubarb 'from W. Quant. New potatoes from H. Hazletine, Somerville.

June 26th. Exhibited.-Flowers: From the President of the Society, a variety of new pæonies, among which were sulphurea, a yellowish variety of the shape of Whittlejii, prolifera tricolor, triumphans, grandiflora carnea, Hericartiàna, &c.; also, Gladiòlus Wilhelminus, scarlet, with white stripe ; Lisette, orange, with pink stripe, both fine ; and a fine display of roses in variety. From John Thomas, a fine specimen of Miltonia spectábilis, three pelargoniums, and other plants. From T. Needham, fine cut flowers of Phlux Van Houttii, with other flowers. From Messrs. Win

ship, a beautiful specimen of Virgilia lùtea, and a quantity of hardy roses, azaleas, &c.

From Messrs. Hovey & Co., a splendid display of roses, in upwards of 200 varieties, thirty of the finest of which were as follows:-Carangeon, Sir W. Scott, Provence, Boula de Nanteuil, Chenedolé, Coupé d'Hebe, Geo. IV, Bizarre Marbree, Paul Perras, Madame Plantier, Melanie, Anarelle, Emeline, Ernest Ferray, La Ville de Londres, Aspasie, Neron, Franklin, Gil Blas, Bijou des Amateurs, Mazeppa, Kean, Capitaine Sissolet, Le Meteor, Louise Leker, d’Audigne de la Blanchaire, Letitia, Vandael, Pau. line Garcia, and Gazelle; twelve varieties of moss roses, twenty varieties of perpetuals, including La Reine, and eight kinds of Noisettes; also, hand bouquets, &c. From J. L. L. F. Warren, six pot plants, including Lilium Thunbergiànum. Roses in variety, bouquets, &c., from Breck & Co., W. Mellar, W. B. Richards, W. Kenrick, E. Wight, E. M. Richards, A. Aspinwall, Capt. Macondry, S. Downer, Jr., A. Bowditch, and S. Walker,

Premiums were awarded as follows:-
Peonies.-For the best 12 flowers, to J. Breck & Co., $5.

For the next best 12 flowers, to S. Walker, $3.
For the best display, to J. Breck & Co., $3.

For new varieties, a gratuity to Cul. Wilder, $5.
Pinks.-For the best display, to W. Mellar, $2.
A gratuity to J. Breck & Co., for fine flowers, $ 2.

Roses.— Class I. Hardy Roses.
For the best 30 varieties, to Breck & Co., $8.
For the next best 30 varieties, to Messrs. Hovey & Co., $6.
For the next best, to J. L. L. F. Warren, $4.
For the best display, to Breck & Co., $3.

Class II.
For the best 12 varieties, to Messrs. Winship, $ 5.
For the next best, to A. Bowditch, $3.

Class Ill. Hardy Perpetuals.
For the best 12 varieties, to Breck & Co., $5.
For the next best 12 varieties, to A. Aspinwall, $4.

For the best display, to Breck & Co., $3.
Plants in Pots.-For the best six plants, to J. L. L. F. Warren, $2.

For the next best, to J. Thomas, $1.
Bouquets, Designs, &c.—For the best design, to Messrs. Horey &

Co., $2.
For the next best, to Miss Russell, $1.
A gratuity to J. Thomas, for a design, $1.
For the best pair of mantel bouquets, to Messrs. Winship, $2.
For the best pyramidal bouquet, to Messrs. Hovey & Co., $2.
For the second best pyramidal bouquet, to J. L. L. F. Warren, $2.
For the best six hand bouquets, to J. L. L. F. Warren, $2.

For the next best six, to A. Bowditch, $ 1.
Fruit: From the President of the Society, fine specimens of Boston
Pine and Princess Alice Maud strawberries. From A. Aspinwall, a bas-

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