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.
The Farmers' Home Journal some months since copied an article written by Mr. Stackhouse, the horticultural editor of The Comet, published at Jackson, Miss., in which he controverted the statement made by the Gardener's Monthly, to the effect that the disease known as "peach yellows" existed on the "Jackson route." The writer in the Gardener's Monthly stated that as the train rolled through the country he saw from the car windows evidences of the yellows in the peach orchards along the road. To this Mr. Stackhouse replied in The Comet that no such disease as the "peach yellows" is known in the orchards along the "Jackson route."
It seems that the Gardener's Monthly has improperly credited the statement made by Mr. Stackhouse to this paper, and we now call attention to the fact and disclaim the imputation.
The Farmers' Home Journal has a high appreciation of Mr. Stackhouse as a practical horticulturist and a cautious writer; therefore his articles in The Comet are frequently quoted as valuable matter, and in every instance full credit is given either to The Comet or to Mr. Stackhouse, the editor. We regard, therefore, Mr. Stackhouse as the best authority for the statement that there is no disease in the South similar to the "peach yellows." - Farmers' Home Journal.