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A New Raspberry

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None of the vice-presidents being present, Mr. W. P. Bird was called to the chair. Messrs. 0. R. L. Crozier, E. Baur W. F. Bird were appointed a conimitte pto draw resolutions respeeting the death of President J. Aratin Scott and James D. Duncan. Mr. J. C. Schenk, of the committee of transportation, reported that he ■went to Detroit, paid D. O. Wile'e man for last year'e distribution and care of the Ann Arbor fruit car, and employee him again for thie year. B. J. Oonrad, chairman of eaid committee, stated that he watched one day last year the disposal of the Ann Arbor fruit car. If anybody tshould be pail it was the switch man who put the car Into position early In the mornlng. I). O. Wiley's man took what was aasigned to his house on that Cay, and had nothing to do With the distribution of the fruit car. He had corresponded wlth Dwyer Yhay & Lichtenberg & Sons, who thomght it unneoeesary to have a special agent. But ii the society wanted Que fchey would furnish one gratie. He iiv earloads of watermelons and whorTlcberries unloaded and asBtgmed by the railway authorltles without any special agent. He could not ee why we should employ an agent of a special fruit house to take care of the fruit car. It was the business of the freight office at Detroit to distribute and Jiandle our fruit carefullj-, and the men employed by Kaid office were careful and systematic in unloading and distributing the Ann Arbor fruit car. E. Baur stated that he had a report of the house he ehipped to at Detroit, that his cases were badly shaken up by rough handling, berry boxes being only half full. He addressed at once Mr. C. J. Hupp, Ass't Gen'l Freight Agent, whether 1). O. Wile's man was reeponsible tor the handling of the Ann Arbor fruit car. .Mr. Hupp addressed H. MacMillcn, the freight agent, who answered on .luly 29th: "Shipnu'iits in (jnestion are handled by my men and not by Wiley's. ('rates are carefully handled." The freighi office at Ann Arbor handled our fOOCte in the rvy best marnier and as carefully as any fruit grower himself could do, without a speeial agent; he could not see why we needed a special atgent at Detroit, if that office did lte duty thei-e as well as at Ann Arbor, and Mr. Hupp would see tio it. that it was doue. He knew thiat Mr. Hupp was a very ])ainstaking and obliging oWicer, Thie eorresponding serretary was appointed to address .Mr. Hupp whether any outside agent had anythlng to do with the distribution of our fruit at the treighi depot al Del ruit. to report at our uext meeting in tenibcr. FRUIT PBOSPECTS. J. Schenk: peaches, pears and grapee in my orchard better loaded ihau CTH, I!. J. Oonrad: grapeê, quintes and pears full erop, peaehee fair. John Allmand: grapes, as big a cwíp as ever before, qntribes gooti, Baldwin applee very fine. J. Schaefer: Grapee full erop. Blackberriee very lárge erop, have not BUffered inmi drouth; ppears and peachea lew, no applcs éj&ept ünldwins. Mr. K. Smith, west of Dexter: Bartlett and Kickle piars look wcll. quinces fair, n peaches. Stephen Mills: grapee, pears very sinall erop, no a pp es. C. J. Oonrath showed a photograph of the Ooprath's Early black raepbérry, which originated in 1886 on Charles Woodruffs fruit farm, who sold the etock to Conrath. The yteld from 2 1-2 acres of one yeftr old plants was 75 tousiuels, sold at Detroit tor from $4 to $4.75 per bushel. They hold thelr sizc well to the last picklog. Thoee who saw them in full beariiiíí Speak in higjl terms Oi tliis proltflc, Jet black berry of Rood size. Mr. (lonrath planteo his berriee geven feet apart, nlpped thm when 2 1-2 feet hijih, to eend out slde branches, so that every plajit is a stocky sinall tree. Hte cultiivation is perfectly clean, soil porous. would not do as well in a stiff clay mAl. Plants of tliis arii'ty wère een1 to different experiment stations. W. H. 1'. (Hadden, oí the Experiment Station at the. Michigan Agricnitur.-ii ((diese, reporta, July 28th 1SD2: "Ctonrath'9 Eaiiy Raspberry - bush strong gyowing, healthy. l'irsi fruit rlpe July . Berry large round, lirm. Jet black, quftüty excellent, lt ripened with Souhegan, but the fruit was inuch larjïer and better and the lmslies were more productive." I. Troop, oí Purdne Dnlversity, indiana, report -luly 28, 1892: "The Oonrath Early Raepbérry was Jusi beginning to ripen when I lett l-a fayette. Il was among the earllfisi but not the earliiest and in size aiu I)ii)diictiv'ness jt very satis lactory. Will give yon a faHer re port later." Mr. (loniatli ])lanted 12 acres 0 this berry. He is one of the risltíg young fruit growers in this vicinitj and will be an active ineinlxT ol thi BOCiety. Tl'c fruit interest is RrOW inn gttonger every yeaf a bout Am Arbor. It is worthy of note, tlia wliile peaches on the islands n Iakc Drie and most jilaces in and out 0 this state are generally a failuri this year, the erop alxnit Ann Arbor Ls very promteing. bots of gchoo children find Omployment in tlii lu-ancli ol industry daring the sum nier vaca t ion. The berry pieken ge) erally are a happy and thrifty clase Their oheerfulness comee (requentl: nut bv their hannv souiis in the field


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