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The county pomological society held its June meeling last Saturday. Vicepresideut, Baldwin calkd the meeting to order and alter prayer by the Kev. Dr. Lockwood , he called upon Judge P. L. Pae to take the chair. The office ef corresponding secretary was created and Emil Baur was elected to fill it. The strawberry was taken up for discussion and was opened by J. D. Baldwin. He said that where the plants were heavily mulched during the winter the berries are later in ripening. A sandy soil he believed better than a heavy clay. Kev. A. E. Speuce talked favorably of Cresent Seedling. The Wilson did not do well with him. Jacob Ganzhorn said that the nature of the soil nad much to do with the time of ripening. A gravely soil he observed ripened the berries from 10 to 12 days in ad vanee of those on a low and moist soil. Emil Baur entertained much liope of Woodrulï's Seedling No. 1. J. D. Baldwiu ïitid it does well on sandy soil. The raspbbiry was next discussed, ia whieh a strong interest was noticeable by the speakers. J. D. Baldwiu said it was iine fruit to grow. He spoke iu high Wnna of the Cuthbert, and had also much liope of the Henrietta. On low ground jvliere water froze on the surface early last winter, he found the plants killed by the cold vfeather. He had much faith in the Suyder blackberry. Superior hardiness, good flavor and great productiveness ruake up his prel'ereuce tor this vanety. In reply to Mr. Spence he said that the niatted row system was the best for cultivating the raspberry and blackberry. Emil Baur said Davisou's Thornless was the best raspberry for him. He liked nothing on which thorns grew. Mulching the raspberry he believed essential to the success of the fruit. J. Austiu Scott said that he was pleased with the discussion of these f ruits, and believed them valuable fruits to cultívate. He sawa great future for the Cuthbert raspberry, and endorsed it as the most profltable to grow. He also thought highly of the Snyder blackberry. Now was a good time to transplant raspberries, and if properly taken care of, would bear quite well the next year. Jacob Ganzliorn eaid the Turner was the best raspberry on his ground tor flavor, but was not good for shipping. He believed the Cuthbert the most profltable for the market. J. D. Baldwin requested Mr. Scott to give his expenence in raising peaches from Hill's Chili pits. Mr. Scott spoke somewhat lengthy on the subject, and was listened to with close attention. Some years ago he planted the pits from Hill's Chili peaches. The trees raised proved to reproduce the same fruit, aDd were prouounced by experts even superior to the peaches of budded trees of the same kind. Mr. Baldwin spoke in the highest terms of the Ilill's Chili as a hardy tree, very productive and as a most excellent rich peach. His Hill's Chili trees, of which he many hundred, were bearing nearly a full erop this season. The Hill's Chili was his first choice of all other ?eaches. Mr. Whitlark stated that his father had 500 young Hill's Chili trees which were bearing well this seasen. The Crawfords were reported by all to bear but little this season. J. J. Parshall, J. D. Baldwin, the president, S. W. Dorr, J. Austin Scott and E. Baur, were appointed delegates to the Benton Harbor meeting by the state Horticultural society to be held on the 7th, öth and 9th of this month. A discussion arose on the failure of peach trees setting their fruit better than what they did. The most plausable reason for this was given by Mr. Scott, who believed the vitality of the trees was weakened by the last cold winter, and that the severe spring drought üad also much to do with it. The ubect for the next meeting will be on the transportation of fruit; report on the Benton Harbor meeting by the delegates; arospects of the present apple erop; reiorts on the grease and sulphur remedy for destroying the curculio, made known by Dr. Conklin . Mrs. Lucy B. Whitlark joined the society as a member. The meeting adjourned to the lst Saturday in July.


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