Having grown the above melon the past summer, and thinking it a good variety for family use, I endeavor to speak a word in its favor. We grew the past season the mountain sweet, ice cream, and the icing water-melons, all good varieties. With us the icing ripened first, and produced the most; all the melons were of good quality, even the small ones ripened up good, and it continued bearing until the frost killed the vines. It is one of the new things that is good, or probably best, here. It is not very large. Green skin, red flesh and white seeds, form round. I think it a cross with the imperial, or most probably a seedling. The dark green variety is much the best.