This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
As the season has arrived for submitting fruit to the editor for names and opinions, we would suggest the propriety of always paying the express charges, and marking on the box "paid in full," or "paid through." Fifty or seventy-five cents for express charges is not much to each sender, but it is a good deal for the editor when they come in a dozen or two at a time. Generally all unpaid parcels are absolutely refused, but once in a while in the Editor's absence, a box creeps in. We write feelingly just now, as thirty cents have just gone out of the door, and six rotten peaches out of the window.