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STATE HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY,
THE PROCEEDINGS OF ANNUAL MEETING HELD AT FORT SCOTT IN
LAWRENCE IN DECEMBER, 1895.
EDITED BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY, WILLIAM H. BARNES.
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.
STATE-HOUSE, TOPEKA, KAs., January 31, 1896. To His Excellency, E. N. MORRILL, Governor:
With pleasure we herewith submit for your careful examination and consideration a copy of the fourth biennial report of the Kansas State Horticultural Society.'
Horticulture has entered upon a new and energetic era in our beloved state, and we are pleased to know that you are one of its most earnest and sincere patrons; and we hope to receive at your hand every encouragement you can consistently extend to us as one of the state's most beneficent organizations. For all of which it will be our earnest endeavor to be, as a Society, most worthy.
FRED. WELLHOUSE, President. EDWIN TAYLOR, Secretary. WILLIAM H. BARNES, Acting Secretary.
We have no apologies to offer for this book. The last legislature allowed a man not favorable to Horticulture to rule that 100 pages were enough for our biennial needs. (The last report, Vol. 19, covered 364 pages.) Hence we have been compelled to leave out the President's addresses, addresses of welcome and the responses, also poetry, repetitions, reminiscences, etc., and confine the work as closely to Horticulture as possible. It will therefore be found all solid meat, and if any writer finds his "paper" curtailed, he or she will kindly place the blame as noted above.
Again, much of our Horticultural matter requires immediate attention, and in some cases is worthless after another year. Experiments and statistics are stale reading, to the energetic Horticulturist, when two years old. We should publish a horticultural report of about 200 pages of live up-to-date matter every year. Nothing less should satisfy Kansas Horticulturists.
EDWIN TAYLOR, Secretary.
Acting Secretary, and Compiler.