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Mr. Elliott writes us, that Charles Pease, Esq., has fruited this year, for the third or fourth time, some seedlings, among which he has selected and made drawings of two that give promise of value, because of their period of maturity, which is after nearly every other kind, except the sour cherries, have ripened and gone.
William Heaver, Esq., a long time an active member of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, but recently moved to Nashville, Tenn., sends us a report of a fruit committee of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, in which some seedling cherries are noticed as raised by Charles M. Buchanan, Clifton, Ohio. These were shown under numbers, and are of the heart varieties. Mr. Heaver writes that his "Nos. 1 and 4 are superior in quality; and if they sustain the character they seem to possess, under other circumstances of soil, situation, and culture, they will certainly be a desirable acquisition".
Alton (III.) Horticultural Society. We are indebted to James E. Starr, the live secretary of this live Society for copy of its transactions, from time to time. Judging from the reports, the Society is doing a world of good. Its members are active in their love of the subject, and well disposed to dispense their knowledge, believing that the more people know and think, the better they are, and the more, progress toward the perfection of all things. In the report before us, as we write, of the January, 1868, meeting, we notice one recommendation of the Secretary, which we especially commend as worthy adoption by all societies. It is as follows: "I recommend that efforts be made by correspondence, to obtain complete sets of the publications of other societies; and to establish a library and reading-room in the city, which shall also be used as a fruitgrowers' exchange in the fruit season.'1