Geography Of Pellaea Atropurpurea

In the Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States, it is stated that this pretty Fern has been found in Greenland. A friend who has made the geography of ferns a specialty, doubts whether it has ever been found so far north as this.


Our friends abroad who get a few peaches under glass and on flued walls, will be interested to know that last year the Delaware Railroad Company transported four thousand, three hundred and twenty-seven car loads (not single fruits) of peaches, and six hundred and forty-six car loads of berries, weighing forty thousand tons, and yielding freight charges nearly $240,000. This is independent of distribution of fruits in other directions.

The Colorado Beetle

An article on this pest in the Fortnightly Review, begins thus: " Colorado, the last-born State of the Union, is little known in England, except in connection with a small insect that had the rare honor of procuring an act of Parliament entirely for itself." It may be doubted if the writer ever saw this pest, which is not so very small, but he thinks it will be easily exterminated.

The Sky-Lark

-The Duke of Argyle, in his notes on America, makes the sensible suggestion that we introduce the skylark, that beautiful songster, and discard the poor little chirping house sparrows. Who will first initiate the plan ? Money for it on application.

Lepidium For Bugs

The American Ento-logist, " recognizes the genial Samuel Miller of Bluffton, Mo., under the initials S. M.," in the article on Lepidium, in a recent number. But our good contemporary must try again. It is not yet even "warm." To help it a little we will say it need not search south of the Raritan.

The Workshop Companion, Industrial Publication Co., New York

A small but very useful book. In gardening and farming, more than in any industrial employment, one has to depend on self-education in many a little thing. We once knew a gardener who was in a " great way," because some glass in a forcing house was broken, and could not be repaired till a glazier from a neighboring city had been sent for. Such delays would not happen if people about isolated places had such a little book as this for then* evening hours.

Herman Munz

A florist of Meadville, Pa., died Jan. 25th, 1880, in his thirty-second year. Mr. Munz came to this country from Germany, in 1870, and located in Meadville, where he was employed for some time by one of the old florists of the place, and finally began business for himself. He was a man of unusual energy; and at the time of his death, in addition to managing his own business as a florist, he discharged the duties of Superintendent of Greendale Cemetery in that city.