J. S. Newman, Atlanta, Secretary. Those who wish to be informed in Southern fruit culture, will find these proceedings almost indispensable. In a discussion on the Le Comte Pear, about which there was recent inquiry, we note that it is a descendent of the Chinese Sand Pear; that it ripens about the same time with the Bartlett, that all the members regarded it as a "good market Pear" and some as "among the best of pears;" and that it was subject like all other pears to disease, some even supposing the "black leaves" fire blight.