T. S. & M., Nashville, Tenn., write: "We send you to-day by mail a specimen of the fruit of' Pyrus Japonica ' grown on our grounds. The ' bush ' bore two of this size and shape, and Jive smaller specimens about the size and shape of a small-sized nectarine, bearing no resemblance in shape to the one sent you."

[This has come to hand. They were probably sent to note their size, as the fact of this plant fruiting often is generally known. It might be worth while to select the largest and best in other respects. It is possible an improved and useful fruit might be obtained. The perfume is delicious; if only the fruit was not quite so tough it might be useful. - Ed. G. M.]