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The October meeting of the Washtenaw Horticultural Society is indefinitely postponed on account of the hot weather, which demauds a speedy care of all fruits. While. winter apples have greatly suffered, grapes have been immensely benefitted by the heat. All honey loving insects, especially the bees, are preying upon our grapes. For this reason we had to take care of this erop at once, and have none for sale. We would advise all lovers of this fruit to use all they can, daily. Those especially who wish to improve their blood, orareweak otherwise, should eat all the grapes they like. Weak people should not swallow the seeds. Please ask the advice of your physician. The heat has destroyed all fungus diseases, consequently grapes have not suffered from rot. Pears have been very sweet. Most people do not know that this fruit, which contains more iron than any other fruit, should be bought green and ripened in a dark, cool place in the house. It improves the pear if you wrap each specimen in tissue or any other.soft paper. Pears should be handled like eggs. ■ ■ The fruit exhibit at the Ypsilanti fair was very large. The space for fruit and sweetmeats was too small. the vegetables were immense. The Ypsilantians, however, know how to make their fair a success, ■ which is ilueto their business tact and to the fillingof the offices of the different departments with painstaking ladies and gentlemen. Mr. F. E. .Mills spared no effort at the Ypsilanti fair to make the county fair a success. All indications are favoraMe for a grand county fair. Taking all the exhibits at the different Michigan fairs into consideration, we feel thankful toward a kind Providence which has cast our lot in the state of Michigan and particularlv in Washtentw countv. Arm Arbor, Sept. 28, 1891.