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 fourth annual meeting of this society was held at Humboldt, on the 9th and 10th of Jan., 1878. The attendance was good, and the specimens of fruits and flowers upon the tables creditable. Mr. James Truitt, of Quincy. Ky., sent about ninety varieties of apples to compare with those of Kansas. Owing to early gathering and long transit, they did not compare favorably; but Mr. Truitt certainly deserves the thanks of the people here for bis interest shown.
An appropriate address of welcome was delivered by Hon. John R. Goodin, and responded to by D. B. Skeeles in behalf of the society.
The society proposes to hold a fruit show next fall, in connection with one of the agriculural fairs, within the district.
The officers elect are H. E. Van Deman, of Geneva, President; D. B.Skeeles, of Galesburgh, Vice-President; G. W. Ashby, of Chanute, Secretary; C. C. Kelsey, of Humboldt, Treasurer; C. H. Graham, of Le Roy, J. B. Torbert and S. B. Roth, of Chanute, Trustees. The next annual meeting of the society will be held on the first Wednesday and Thursday of December, 1878, at such place as the board of directors may direct. Any person who wishes to avail himself of the advantages of a copy of the proceedings of the society, which is published with those of the State Horticultural Society, can do so by sending his name and fifty cents, as an annual membership fee, to the secretary.