il is lo a greac extent tlie tault of tlie farmers that our fairs aie financia ly a failure. Experience teachcs us that there is a cIhss of farmers who will pay more liberally to be tobbed than they will pay to be instriicted. Tlie fairs will be just wbat the farmers niake them, or allow them to be made, and it is to encourage farmers to take liold and make them belpers in agricultura tint 1 write. Tliere can be no fair wortby of tlie iiHine if the farmer lias no interest beyond winning a premium. The fairs should be made object lessons, where the farmer exhibits the results of nis work and is ready to teil his methods; and where his stock can be seen in sutliclent numbers to enable his ueighho's to judge of his methoda of breedlng and feeding. The farmer who exliibits u dozen of calves with their slre, all good, and can give welglit and exitct ages, with amount of grain fed in addition to grasa and mllk, Joes more credit to himself and does more to edúcate his ncighbors than the ruan who exliibits one that lias been pushed tor all that ia in liim, with o report of grain fed or labor expended in polishing horna or cüpping the lail.-, or julling out the long hairs. F. B. BRAUN. The June "Popular Science Monthly" will haveacopiously illustriited article ou "Whistles, Ancieut and Modern," by M. L. Gutode, in which man} tonus of these enr-iiercing instrumenta are described, ranjring from the boy's whistle t willow to curlous earthen specimens, the work at the ancient Peruviana, and a forni In which chemlcal are employed.