Messrs. Bush & Son send us the following from Bushberg, Jefferson Co., Mo., dated Septembr 9th: "We send you to-day by mail a sample of our Elvira grape. It is hardly ripe enough, but we thought it would carry better thus. We shall be pleased to hear your opinion of it."

[Our western friends make a difference between wine grapes and table grapes. It is, perhaps, as of the former class that this is esteemed. The true test of a wine grape is in the ultimate product, - we can only say that this has characters which we suppose entitle it to distinguished consideration. - Ed. G. M.]