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The World's Fair Women, who are members of the “Committee on Bees and Bee-Cultures are not known as bee-keepers, and thus it seems rather strange that when there are many capable and practical women apiarists to be found, not one of them was selected upon that Bee Committee. Mrs. L. Harrison, who is perhaps the most prominent woman bee-keeper and a piarian writer in America, wrote to Mrs. Palmer, the President of the Lady Man
agers, and received the following reply, PUBLISHED BYE 2
which appeared recently in the Orange GEORGE W. YORK & CO.
Judd Farmer :
The Board of Lady Managers is com
posed of two members and two alternates ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
from each State, recommended by the Club Rates,-Two copies, $1.80; 3 copies, Commissioners from those States, and $2.50; 4 copies, $3.20; 5 copies, $3.75. appointed by President Palmer. The Mailed to any addresses.
women appointed in every case were
endorsed by the Governors and represenTHOMAS G. NEWMAN, I
tatives of their States, and are women
RS. GEORGE W. YORK,
whose abilities especially fitted them to hold such a position of responsibility.
After the Board was organized, committees were appointed to represent the various departments of the classification, and each member of the Board
was requested to name her preference Volume XXIX of the AMERICAN
in order that each might secure, if posBEE JOURNAL is completed with this sible, the work most congenial to her. I number. Another milestone in the
regret that none of our members are “Old Reliable's ”
practical bee-keepers, but since the comjourney onward is
mittee must necessarily be composed of reached; the twenty-ninth book of its members of the Board, I endeavored to progressive record is written--it is now make the wisest selections possible, and historical, like its predecessors, and will
I assure you that the ten members of
the committee on bee-keeping are very increase in value as Time, in his unceas
enthusiastic over this department. We ing “tramp, tramp,” keeps step with are very anxious to secure the co-operathe coming and the going of the years. tion of women who are successful and Over 30 years ago the BEE JOURNAL
practical workers in this line, and will
be glad to receive any suggestions. was born, and, like a dear “old-maid
Please write to Mrs. Charles H. Olmsister," it has grown sweeter and better stead, Savannah, Georgia, in regard to with each added year of its meritorious the matter. existence. Let us hope that there may
BERTHA M. H. PALMER. be, on the part of its supporters, as well as its editors and publishers, renewed The Complete Index to the efforts to make the succeeding volume subjects, correspondents and illustraone that may reflect credit upon not tions in Volume XXIX may be found in only those interested in it and the pur this issue. We point with pardonable suit, but bring to the great industry pride to the index to each volume of the which it represents, both honor and re AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, as we know spect throughout the entire world. With that, to those who preserve the numbers united and harmonious endeavor and as they come from week to week, a action, such may be our mutual reward. I copious index is invaluable
Vol. XXIX, June 23, 1892. No. 26.
We Wish to Thank those who and worthy hands. Let all give a corconduct a piarian departments in various | dial welcome, and a generous support." agricultural periodicals, for their kindly
-American Homestead. references to the AMERICAN BEE JOUR Thomas G. Newman, editor of the NAL and its past and present manage-'
AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL for many ment. The following are a few of the
years, has sold the JOURNAL to George
W. York & Co., owing to continued illmany notices so generously given us the health. Mr. Newman promises to conpast week or two:
tinue to give advice and counsel on
a piarian matters in the JOURNAL, but It is with great regret that we learn will be released from more onerous that our esteemed friend, Mr. Newman,
duties. The comrades with whom he the veteran editor of the AMERICAN BEE
has so long fought the battles of the JOURNAL has been compelled, on account busy bee, and crushed the Wiley lie, of continued ill-health, to relinquish will regret to hear of his retirement, his business, disposing of it to George
and many good wishes from personal W. York & Co. We regret the occasion
friends and JOURNAL readers will follow of this step, and trust that freedom from
him.-Michigan Farmer. the care and responsibility of such an extensive business may permit him to take needed rest and recreation, and
Bee-Kissed Flowers and flowthus enable him to regain renewed health and vigor. Mr. Newman has
er-kissed bees are so closely associated, been connected wtth the AMERICAN BEE that we have thought it would be very JOURNAL as editor and publisher for appropriate in this number—the last one nearly twenty years, and undoubtedly a
of the present volume, and also the last rest is much needed. The readers of that standard and reliable bee-paper
for this “sweet month of flowers ”would more sadly deplore the change
June-to present to our readers not were it not that Mr. Newman expects only a picture of the beautiful Horticul" to continue his interest in the pursuit,
tural Building of the World's Fair, but and in an editorial capacity to give advice and counsel.” He will be relieved
also to give an extended description of from its immediate care and financial the wonderful exhibition to be seen in responsibility.
that Department of the great Exposition. Mr. York has been assistant editor for All bee-keepers, as well as everybody sometime, and without doubt the same generous and fraternal spirit, and de
else, are always interested in flowers votion to the interests of bee-culture
and fruits, and will doubtless be much will characterize its pages that have pleased to learn in advance something heretofore distinguished it.
of the magnificent display which hortiWe extend our kindest greeting and culturists and florticulturists propose best wishes to the new proprietors.
making here in Chicago next year. Wisconsin Farmer.
The horticultural display will be beThe AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL comes
wildering in extent, and marvelous in to us of June 2, 1892, under new ownership. For nearly twenty years
beauty. The exhibit will possess great this old reliable bee-paper has been scientific and educational value, but to owned, edited and published by Thomas the ordinary visitor its ornamental feaG. Newman, of whom every one engaged
tures will be the most striking. Indeed, in bee-culture has knowledge. His retirement from the AMERICAN BEE JOUR
it will play an important part in the NAL was owing to failing health. George adornment of the great Exposition. W. York, the new man at the helm, is a While in almost every part of the EXgentleman well versed in the work en
position grounds may be seen gratifying tered upon. He has been, as Mr. Newman says, “Our valued assistant for the evidences of the very efficient work of past eight years, is fully competent to so the Horticultural Department, the cenmanage the BEE JOURNAL in the future
tral point of interest will naturally be in that it will lose none of its reputation for punctuality and general typographic
the exhibit in the Horticultural buildcal excellence. In fact, it could not
ing, which is illustrated and fully dehave been committed to more competent scribed on the opposite page.
THE WORLD'S FAIR HORTICULTURAL BUILDING.
Immediately south of the entrance to Jackson Park from the Midway Plaisance, and facing east on the lagoon, is the
The building is 1,000 feet long, with an extreme width of 250 feet. The plan is a central pavilion with two end
In this building are exhibited all the varieties of flowers, plants, vines, seeds, horticultural implements, etc. Those
The exterior of the building is in staff, tinted in a soft warm buff, color being reserved for the interior and the courts.
In the south pavilion of the building of the donors to appear in connection will be installed the viticultural exhibit. with such specimens as they might send. An idea of how complete this part of the The result is that thousands of plantsexhibit will be, can be gained from the excellent specimens, too-have been forfact that applications for space have warded. Among them are more than already been received from 33 foreign 50,000 rare rose plants, which have countries. From abroad the exhibits of been donated by firms all the way from France, Germany, Spain and Italy will California to Hungary. be especially notable. California will
The floricultural exhibit will not be make a splendid display, all the great
concentrated in one place. In the front firms being exhibitors, and having ap curtains of the building will appear the plied for much more space than can greenhouse and hothouse plants-a very possibly be allowed them.
large variety, and many rare and beauIn the rear curtains of the building tiful specimens. There, too, will be the will be shown the fruit exhibit, which finest display of orchids ever seen in this will include all varieties grown in any country, if not in the world. One firm part of the world. As far as it is pos alone will spend $40,000 on its orchid sible to do so, probably in a great ma exhibit. At the opening of the Fair, jority of cases, fine specimens of the Chief Samuels says, there will be a disnatural fruit will be shown. Otherwise play of 2,000 different varieties of wax models, so perfect in appearance orchids, embracing 15,000 specimens. as to be indistinguishable from the real
Beneath the great dome will be the fruit, will be substituted. For this ex.
largest tropical plants obtainable, inhibit about 44,000 square feet, or more
cluding Japanese and Chinese bamboos than an entire acre of space, is reserved.
75 to 80 feet high, palms 30 to 40 feet A very complete and splendid exhibit
high, and tree ferns 15 feet or more in of citrons and other fruits will be sent
height. There will also be a miniature from California, Florida, Mexico and mountain covered with tropical plants, South American countries. By means
and in a cave within will be tried the of refrigerators, ripe fruit can be sent experiments of growing plants by eleclong distances without injury, and after tric light, and of growing them by the reaching the Fair, cold-storage facilities
aid of electric currents, passed through will be available to keep it in perfect
the soil, both of which, it is claimed, condition.
have been accomplished with remarkable The exhibit in the important line of results. floricuture will be exceptionally exten
The two courts of the Horticultural sive, and the preparation of it is far
building will be filled with orange groves advanced. Unless this were the case,
from California and Florida, respectively. the exhibit could not well be a success,
In each there will be not less than 160 for time is required for the plants to trees, each bearing about 200 bright, overcome the check received in being
ripe oranges. Thus an interesting comtransplanted. More than 500,000
parison may be made between the transplanted shrubs and plants, of many
oranges of the two States as to size and species, are now growing in the Exposi
flavor, etc. The courts will also contain tion grounds, and the number is rapidly
growing specimens of lemons, limes, increasing.
bananas, etc. California would like to The Department sent out circulars to make a much larger display than will be prominent horticulturists and horticul- | possible, and applied for about fifty tural societies in all parts of the world, times as much space as could be asrequesting donations of plants, and signed. It will occupy an acre on Mid. agreeing to permit the name and address way Plaisance with a citrus exhibit. On
the Plaisance, too, tive acres will be de- condition, and where plants will be cared voted to nursery exhibit, and Wisconsin for after their beauty season has passed. will show there a cranberry marsh. Six It may be rightly inferred that the acres in front of the Horticultural build Horticultural exhibit at the Exposition ing will be devoted to the floricultural will be the most complete and extensive exhibit, as will also space about many of ever made or attempted. It is certain the larger buildings.
to attract a great deal of attention, and The “wooded island," or as more prove to be of great scientific and educaproperly named, perhaps, the flowery tional interest. It will have inportant island, will be one of the most beautiful features not specified above, as, for exand attractive spots at the Exposition.
ample, a very complete collection of It embraces between 15 and 16 acres,
insects, both the injurious and the beneand has been turned over almost en ficial ones, whose operations affect the tirely to the Horticultural Department
fruits and other products of the hortifor its exhibits. There, literally speak
culturist. It is the intention to have in ing, will be acres and acres of flowers of
one place an exhibit of all of the species brightest and most varied hues and of plants mentioned in the Bible, and in pleasing perfume. Little groves of
others collections of almost equal histrees, clumps of shrubbery, and sinuous
torical interest. walks will relieve the gorgeous monotony
Both Chief Samuels, who has general of this floral display.
charge of the Horticultural Department,
and Chief Thorp, who looks after the On the north end of the island, Japan
floricultural division of the exhibit, have will build its strange, antique temple,
proved themselves to be the right men and surround it with the choicest plants
for their respective duties, and it is and flowers of the island realm of the
already assured that the display which, Mikado. At various turns of the wind
with the active generous aid of horticuling walks which thread this delightful
turists the world over, they will furnish, domain of the flowers, the visitor will
will be long and pleasantly remembered encounter artistic little structures of
by every one who visits the World's Fair. the summerhouse description, within which one may seat himself and enjoy rest and beauty and perfume. Many of
Red Raspberry for Honey. these retreats-16 or 18 in number
-Red raspberries pay well both in nectar will have thatched roofs, and be covered
for the bees and in fruit. The drooping with growing vines, and otherwise orna
blossoms protect the honey from moistmented in keeping with their beautiful ure, and the bees can work upon them surroundings.
when the weather is so wet that they In the north pavilion of the Horticul
can obtain nothing from the upright tural building will be a very extensive
blossoms of the clover. They furnish a display of vegetables, canned goods,
succession of flowers during more than horticultural appliances, etc.
three weeks, and yield a supply almost
In the second story of each pavilion will be a
as lasting as the white clover. In favorrestaurant capable of seating about
able seasons the plants supply the table 200, and profusely adorned with ferns,
with delicious berries which are more flowers, and exotic plants. Outside will
easily gathered than strawberries durbe a number of greenhouses, where vis
ing as long a time as the plants are in itors may see an exceptionally complete
bloom. Where is the farm that cannot collection of tropical vegetation. There
afford a few rods of ground on which to will also be large auxiliary greenhouses,
raise this luxury ?-Exchange. not open to the general public, where plants will be brought to perfect exhibit Don't Fail to read all of page 821.