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One of my teachers, above all the others, is responsible for my love of taxonomic science. And, as for that, the same one laid the whole foundation for my love of general horticulture. This man has never received the praise rightly due him for his efforts in behalf of his students —of whom I am but one among hundreds. I know I have been no special credit to him; and, like many of the others, I have seemed unappreciative. Now, however, as I am about to publish a booh, the inspiration for which came long ago from him. I wish to acknowledge my sense of indebtedness to him and my high personal esteem for
EDWIN A. POPENOE
Formerly Professor of Horticulture and Entomology, now Professor of Entomology, in the Kansas Agricultural College.
F. A. W.
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