Truly one of the prettiest designs, although not specially new, which has been figured. Will not the designer write out somewhat of specifications as to cost, naming the price to be paid for lumber, brick, mason, and carpenter work ?

Pure Native Wines, What and Where are They? - I have read this with considerable interest, as just at this time great attention is being paid to the making of wines from our native grapes, and while every originator of a new grape or vendor of a special variety makes his statements relative to their values, I find very conflicting views thereon among grape men.

Reading, recently, a writer in the Country Gentleman, I notice he does not any more accord full credit to the statements made by the originator of the Iona than yourself. That writer takes up a record of grape musts from varied native grapes by scale of Oeschle, among them Iona, and compares the record with some of the best foreign vintages, in which comparison the Iona is exhibited so much ahead of the foreign varieties as to give one, at least, a reason for doubting its correctness. Your remarks on the Concord may, perhaps, in some sections be qualified, although the result of value would be about the same. You say it has "too much acid;" now, in some sections this may not be perfectly true, but as it has not sugar enough in its compound, the result of its value for wine is in no way affected. Again, in speaking of its comparison as allied to claret wine, you may have been in error, as perhaps it has not tannin sufficient to be there classed; but probably you wrote more to give the idea of its being a light wine, and therefore usod a name which generally is known to designate light thin wines.

It is possible, and I believe the fact, that there is wine by some known as Italian wine, which would more perfectly correspond to it, but as it is rarely known or spoken of, your term was perhaps the correct one.