Phylloxera has lately been gaining so much ground in the wine-growing district of the Rheinland that the German Chancellor has at last summoned a conference of the competent authorities to consider what ought to be done. They have found that their ridiculous laws to keep it out have wholly failed. If the national suspicion against France will permit them, their consideration of what ought to be done would soon be ended. The French, who have used vines grafted on American stocks, laugh at Phylloxera.