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Various modes have been adopted from time to time, to destroy the insects infesting hot-houses, and attacking delicate flowers of every de- scription. The latest mode, however, is Gidney's "Self-Acting Fumi- gator." This little apparatus is somewhat in shape like a lantern. It is made of tin and japanned, of about four inches in diameter, and six inches in height—surmounted in the centre by a chimney of about the same height. In the bottom of the apparatus is placed a socket for a taper, or wick, and over the socket is fitted a kind of saucer for the re- ception of tobacco, or other material to be burnt. The taper or wick is lit—the tobacco smoulders away, and the smoke ascends the chimney; the top of which is constructed so as to diffuse it in every direction. When once lit it requires no further attention. We believe the appa- ratus is to be obtained at most of the furnishing ironmongers.