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.
In the West-where bituminous coal is used, gardening has to get out of the way, except so far as relates to a limited number of plants. In Cincinnati numbers of species of evergreens, once hardy enough, are hardy no more. It is singular that the smoke nuisance has been permitted in towns so long as it has. It costs but very little to arrange in each factory for the consumption of smoke. Chicago has abolished much of the nuisance, and other cities might follow to advantage. London, in England, is beginning to move in the matter. It is said human beings can scarcely live there. A bill has been introduced into the English Parliament looking to the abatement of smoke.