February 16, 1901. Members of the retail trade are to be congratulated upon the keenness and enterprise they exhibit, as a rule, in adopting fresh ideas and in working them on a fairly paying basis. They also exercise a wise discrimination in dealing with innovations; and it is satisfactory to note that mistakes are not often made in that direction. Judiciously pushing pure, wholesome wines, for example, at a moderate price is pretty sure to pay; and a revised list issued by a prominent firm, besides giving some interesting facts, indicates the growing popularity of such beverages. {{COUNTERPOINT }}