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.
Old Mills, the optician of Milwaukee, sold a sun-dial to Pitman, a short time ago, with the assurance that it was a first-rate timekeeper. About a, fortnight afterwards Pitman called at the shop and said: " Say, Mills, that sun-dial ain't worth a cent; it's no good as a timepice anyway." " Did you ever time it by your watch ?" " Certainly I did. I've stood close to it often exactly at the even hour, and the blessed thing has never struck the time once." "Impossible! "Why you did not expect it to strike the hours, did you ? It do'nt strike, of course; it has no works inside." "That's what puzzles me, " says Pitman. "If it ain't got no inside, how is it going to go?" " Mr. Pitman, where have you placed that sundial - in the garden?" "Garden ! My gracious, no! What do I want with a timepiece in the garden ? It's hung in the settin'-room agin the wall".
Australian International Exhibition. Australia is to have an International Exhibition at Melbourne, in 1880. The Illustrated Australian, of June 10th, has plans of the buildings, and is besides full of beautiful illustrations of Australian scenery, and representations of Australian enterprises. Any one interested in either Australia or its International Fair, would do well to send for a copy of this number. The price is twenty-five cents, and the address, Melbourne, Australia.