We have received from A. Hotchkins, of Schenevus, Otsego County, N. Y., several small branches of a tree which grew in his yard. The tree trom which they were taker is a fir, and while one branch is the same as the tree—an evergreen; the other is totally different in appearance, and is annual in its foliage, as it loses its leaves in winter and again buds in the spring. The tree was removed from a swamp about two years ago ; the wild branch forms part of the tree and grows in a small clump. It is no doubt the natural growth of a seed which entered a crevice of the bark of the tree, and there found soil enough to root and grow up. More strikes for wages have taken place since our last. The movement we perceive is spreading west; in general an advance of wages has been obtained.
This article was originally published with the title "Natural Curiosity" in Scientific American 8, 33, 261-262 (April 1853)