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.
Hon. Alex. Henry has been appointed by the law judges of Philadelphia to the seat in the Board of Fairmount Park Commissioners, made vacant by the death of Mr. Morton McMichael. Like Mr. McMichael, Mr. Henry has been Mayor of Philadelphia, and is one of Philadelphia's most honorable citizens.
It is a curious reflection on the way in which the poplar wheel revolves that Mr. Henry's political life terminated chiefly through his abortive attempts to prevent the mass of the people from riding to Fairmount Park in street - cars on Sundays, while no attempt was made to prevent the wealthier classes from hiring hacks or carriages to take them there; and that one of the first public positions he should be re-called to is in connection with the management of this same Fairmount Park.