Reports and awards of group 31. Pomology and kindred branches of Horticulture. These have been just issued by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, in a neat twenty-five cent pamphlet. The reasons for all the awards are given. The following is a specimen taken at random : " An award is made to Mayor Pafford, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, for the successful culture of the Exotic Grape in the open air. He exhibits. Black Hamburg Grapes, a bunch weighing sixteen and a-half ounces, of excellent flavor, and little inferior to the best specimens generally raised under glass." Besides the full account, of all awards made in detail in this way, is the report of the Secretary of the Board of Judges, on the advance of Pomology during the past century.