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Peach Prospects

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Charles Clark, the peach grower, says he feels reluctant about giving any expression as to his views on the coming crop. He thinks the newspapers are inclined to be a little facetious about the peach growers, and possible justly so as they do not look into the matter as carefully as they should, giving an opinion while sitting by the side of a comfortable stove. Mr. Clark says that two years ago Dr. W. W. Nichols' thermometer registered 16 degrees below zero and that year there was not a peach in Washtenaw county. He has taken 187 buds since last week and after treatment with water cut them open and examined them under a microscope. He found 43 of these live buds. Therefore if nothing more happens, there is a prospect of a medium crop. Of course it must be taken into consideration that difference in location as to elevation and exposure has much influence on the crop.