Mr. Moon writes: "We forward you by mail to-day, a new pear, a seedling variety that originated in this state. We have been acquainted with it for three seasons, and have watched its habits and tested its quality and are of the opinion that it is worthy of introduction as a mid-winter pear of very good quality and an excellent keeper. Since we have observed its habits it has been immensely productive. This pear is forwarded to you for an expression of opinion as to its quality, also whether you notice in it any resemblance in appearance, quality, or time of ripening to any variety now in cultivation. The originator, whom I believe to be a reliable man, says it has grown from seed in his small lot since he has been the owner, that it has been a regular and abundant bearer ever since it com. menced bearing. It ripens about Christmas. There are no trees for sale, but shall be pleased to have your opinion".

[This is a first-class pear, and we incline to think well worthy of naming and introducing. Its nearest relationship is to the old Beurre d'Arem-berg, at one time popular in Pennsylvania, and of which one supposed seedling, the Potts, was often found in old German gardens. The Beurre d'Aremberg has so long disappeared that we have only memory to depend on, but we think it tapers less, has a shallower basin, with some difference in eating qualities.

But To Compare It At All With Beurre D'Aremberg Is High Praise- Ed. G. M].