The statement started recklessly in some paper that the Keiffer is only the Sha-lee or Chinese Sand pear of old, it seems too silly to contradict. If such contradiction were neccessary a recent letter of Mr. Garber might be in evidence. He once had this Sha-lee - he raised seedlings from it, and one of these seedlings, since dead, had fruit very much like the Keiffer. That is to say, the seedling of the Sand pear had a likeness to the Keiffer which the parent had not. But it is a waste of space to discuss this. The Sand pear is just as well known here as the Keiffer, and the suggestion that they are identical is "too utterly too too," if any thing ever warranted such a ridiculous phrase.