This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"W. S.:" We believe you are mistaken. The use of Paris green for preserving potatoes from the Colorado beetle was first discovered or at least announced by a correspondent of the Gardeners' Monthly - see p. 261, 1869. If any one deserves "public reward for saving millions of dollars to the community by the discovery," we believe it should be Lewis A. Lee, of Chicago at that time.
Fenderson has gone into the conundrum business. He wants to know why an unripe pear is more deadly than an immature apple. As nobody ever tries to guess the answer, Fenderson says (his eyes beaming with joy at his own ingenuity), "Pear is green".