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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


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.

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Immediately south of the entrance to Jackson Park from the Midway Plaisance, and facing east on the lagoon, is the
Horticultural Building. In front is a flower terrace for outside exhibits, including tanks for Nymphæa and the Victoria
Regia. The front of the terrace, with its low para pet between large vases, borders the water, and at its center forms a
boat landing.

The building is 1,000 feet long, with an extreme width of 250 feet. The plan is a central pavilion with two end
pavilions, each connected with the central one by front and rear curtains, forming two interior courts, each 88 by 270
feet. These courts are beautifully decorated in color, and planted with ornamental shrubs and flowers. The center of the
pavilion is roofed by a crystal dome 187 feet in diameter, and 113 feet high, under which are exhibited the tallest palms,
bamboos, and tree ferns that can be procured. There are galleries in each of the pavilions. The galleries of the end
pavilions are designed for cafes, the situation and the surroundings being particularly adapted to recreation and refresh-
ment. These cafes are surrounded by an arcade on three sides, from which charming views of the grounds can be had.

In this building are exhibited all the varieties of flowers, plants, vines, seeds, horticultural implements, etc. Those
exhibits requiring sunshine and light are shown in the rear curtains, where the roof is entirely of glass and not too far
removed from the plants. The front curtains and space under the galleries are designed for exhibits that require only the
ordinary amount of light. Provision is made to heat such parts as require it.

The exterior of the building is in staff, tinted in a soft warm buff, color being reserved for the interior and the courts.
The cost of this building was about $300,000. Mr. W. L. B. Jenny, of Chicago, is the architect. (See next page.)


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.

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