This is a steel tool about an inch wide, chisel pointed, then bent at nearly right angles for about four inches, and again bent towards the handle, so that the three lines form three sides of a square. The edges are sharp, so that the tool can be used as a scraper, as well as a narrow hoe. For light work, and in light soil it will be found useful.

The Orchids of New England - is a work announced by John Wiley's Sons, of New York. Forty species are to be illustrated. Its author is Henry Baldwin.