L. B. Case, Dayton, O., writes : " In a former note to you I expressed a doubt of there being an evergreen thorn in this latitude; at least I never had seen one. It was never my good fortune even to see a tree retain its fruit plump and perfect until mid-winter. But to-day I saw a tree about fifteen feet high with about ten feet spread of branches growing in an open woods about two miles east of Xenia, Ohio, with its bright golden yellow fruit hanging on its branches in perfect condition. The leaves had entirely disappeared, but the fruit made the tree very attractive and ornamental".