This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It is well known that cattle are sometimes allowed to run at large on country roads, to the annoyance of farmers and rural gardeners. But it will surprise many that the same outrage is permitted in such a city as Dayton, Ohio. We should hardly believe that the town council of such a famous city would tolerate such brutishness, did we not find it in black and white among the records of the Horticultural Society: - "The city of Dayton, Ohio, and its neighborhood is blessed with one of the most vigorous and useful horticultural societies in the Union, at the same time that the city suffers the intolerable annoyance of cattle and swine moving freely through all its handsome streets. A striking instance is here presented of refinement and vandalism together, in a large city claiming taste and intelligence."