M. & M., Frederick, Maryland, July 12th, write: " We send you this morning a small box of Bowers' early peaches for inspection; could have sent you some a week ago, but not perfect specimens. They are from three to five days ahead of Alexander and Ams-den, growing alongside of them, and nearly as much ahead of Wilder; the only one of Mr. Engle's peaches that fruited for us this season. In size they are larger than Amsden and Wilder, and about the same as Alexander, which they resemble very much in appearance. In quality we leave you to judge of their respective merits".

[Like most of this class these were sub-clings, weight 3 ounces, circumference 7 inches, juicy and excellent. - Ed. G. M]