We received the following from E. B. Good, Manchester, York County, Pa , on August 5th: " I send to-day by mail a few specimens of a plum originating in York County, Pa., some twenty odd years, from a seed of Greengage. The tree is enormously prolific and a vigorous grower. The specimens are of medium size, specimens having been raised to weigh four ounces. Give your opinion of the plum through the Gardeners' Monthly. There is something in this plum. Further particulars if wanted".

Some wise pomologist has written that he who names another fruit without being able to show that it is better than the thousands already existing, is an enemy of mankind. As we have always had a great fear of the enemy of mankind, we have not been over-anxious to have the Gardeners' Monthly often in the ranks of new fruit mongers. In the present instance we venture there, believing this plum is a valuable addition to the list. In comparing it with the first-class varieties to which it is related, one would look for Duane's Purple, Nectarine, the Purple Favorite or the Goliath, from all of which it differs, either in size, form, quality, or season of maturity.

The Lovett Plum 10

It is very large: 2 1/4 oz. and measuring 5 1/2 inches in circumference. The form is roundish oval, with a very light suture, with the slender, usually-curved stem, about one inch long, set in a very shallow basin; color, dark red, with very numerous, almost invisible, yellow dots, - the whole covered with a deep, purple bloom. Flesh yellowish, rather firm, adhering but slightly to the stone, sweet, but not cloying. Season at York, Pa., 1st of August.