This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The daily papers have the following: " Ex-Governor R. W. Furnas, of Nebraska, has had to sell both his farm and his city residence. ' For sixteen long, long years, ' he says, ' have I struggled to make these two homes. It was my ambition to have the largest and best orchard and nursery in the State, and I had just accomplished my aim; had just begun to reap the reward of my incessant labors, and now it is my misfortune to have it torn from me. I tell you candidly, next to the death of my children, this is the saddest affliction of my life.' "
We print this because we know the whole horticultural fraternity will sympathise with Gov. Furnas. There are few men who have pursued horticulture more intelligently, or whose personal character and reputation are more esteemed.