Californians do not seem to have any dread of Phylloxera, and seem inclined to compete with France and Germany for the mastery of the world in grape culture.

The California Land and Wine Co., of Fresno, has purchased a tract six miles long and two wide and will plant it to raisin grapes. W. C. West, the Horticultural Commissioner of this district, has been chosen superintendent. Over one hundred men will be employed. The contract for building a dwelling of twelve rooms and a house for the hands with forty rooms has been let. The capital behind it is several millions.