"A .B." Lenape, Pa., says, "I send you by mail a Seckel Seedling Pear. Is it in quality equal to its parent? Mrs. Busby thinks it superior; Mr. Busby adds ' taking it all in all' he considers it greatly preferable, and is the very best of its season in cultivation. Your opinion if you please."

[This is an excellent Pear, distinguished from the parent seckel by its lighter color, and light rosy red instead of dark crimson red tint. To our taste it is hardly equal to Seckel, but "taking it all in all" which may mean a good many things of which one cannot judge from the fruit alone, it may have some qualities superior to its parent. It is certainly well worth watching. - Ed. G. M.]