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.
Those of us who know the great value of Prof. Riley's services to knowledge, are pleased to read the following compliment to him from the London Gardener's Chronicle:
" State Entomologists. If we were Americans we should feel proud of having secured such a man as Professor Riley as entomologist to the Government Department of Agriculture. As Englishmen we congratulate our cousins on their judgment, and we look forward with confidence to the benefit that will accrue to tillers of the soil, of whatever country, and to the advance of science, that will accrue from this excellent appointment".
It might be well to observe for the information of our European friends, that Mr. Riley has all along been a State Entomologist, and that his position is now that of the National Entomologist, which is thirty-eight times higher than a State position.