Boussingault

The telegraph announces the death on the nth of May of this celebrated student in vegetable chemistry, at an advanced age.

The Illustrated Strawberry Culturist

By A. S. Fuller. New York: Orange Judd Co., The first edition of this work appeared 25 years ago, and has proved very acceptable to readers. This new edition brings the work down to the latest improvement, and thus has a new interest and value.

The Universal Tinker And Amateur's Assistant

This is the title of a new $1 monthly magazine to be issued by Hodgson & Bertrand, New York. The gardener, of all other persons, delights to be a "jack of all trades," from the building of a greenhouse to the writing of a " practical treatise" on pansies or violets. Possibly he would get many good hits from a magazine like this.

Hartford County (Conn.) Horticultural Society

A renewed interest in horticulture has led to an effort to renew the Horticultural Society which formerly existed. A recent meeting was held in the Mayor's office, with J. G. Webster as Chairman, and Clarence Bryant as Secretary. Excellent addresses were made by Dr. G. W. Russell, J. G. Hale, F. S. Brown and Wm. May. A constitution and by-laws were adopted, and every sign of vigorous usefulness ushered in the new endeavor.

The Royal Horticultural Society

This society held a provincial show at Liverpool recently. The loss was $8,300.

Aegopodium Podograria, Fol. Var., P. 323

A good enough plant in its way, and the variegation of its foliage is decided, conspicuous and permanent; but Mr. Burgevin, don't you find it to be an inveterate weed? It has always behaved so with me.

Lespedeza Bicolor, P. 327

Has a fixed shrubby nature and blooms in July. The plant generally known as Desmodium penduliflorum is as you say a " half shrubby, herbaceous plant " with us, and in good ground forms immense clumps 5 to 7 feet high in a season. But it does not come into bloom till the end of August. The white-blooming variety is a capital companion to the typical purple-flowered sort.

Moles, P. 327

J. N. B., says he has not been successful with the Isbell mole trap. Our place once was, and if opportunity granted would still be, very badly overrun with moles, but with the help of an Isbell and a Hale's trap I keep the moles under complete control. I gave these traps to one of the workmen and now hold him responsible for any appearance of moles on the place. These two traps are simple and efficient, and if used intelligently and persistently will keep the moles in check.