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There was a fair attendance ot' the members of the Washtenaw Pomológica Society meeting Satarday afternoon. J. D. Baldwin presided. Much complaint was made that the grapes and peaches were being injured by bees. Mr. Baldwin reported his success in preventing grape rot by the use of sulphate of copper, one pound dissolved in 35 gallons of warmed rain water. TRANSPORTATION. The report by Prof. B. E. Nichols in regard to the trips of the Ann Arbor fruit car, gave such satisfactiou that the motion of Mr. Clough to request Prof. Nichols to continue the superintendencv of fruit transportation from this point with proper compensation was unanimously carried. The freight office in Detroit, whioh made an extra charge of $10.50 above the $18 stipulated with the agent here, found in Prof. Nichols not only a theoretical but a practical expert in commercial law. EXHIISIT OF FRUIT. W.F. Bird: Apromising seedlingpeach from pits of Hill's Chile, a very small peach of fine qaality purchased from Louis' nursery, Monroe, Mich., as the Wager peach Mr. Bird and others think it is spurious ; also Oíd Mixon, a white peach of the best quality. N. B. Covert: Sweet apple seedling not congidered worth propagating. I). Baur : Belle Lucrative pear, juicy and of fine quality; alao Bartlett, still the best market pear. Prof. Nichols warned the peach men not to ship unripe fruit. They could get better prices for fully matured fruit. A vote of thanks was tendered to Prof. Nicholg, in whose hands the fruit growers feel saté, whatever direction their fruit may take to euit the market and their own interests. A vote of thanks was also tendered to Mr. Toms for his splendid exhibit of flowers and house planls. FAIR EXHIBITS. In regard to the exhibit at the State Fair, fruit growers are requested to do their best to contribute from Washtenaw at least 150 plates of fruit. becretary Ganzhorn was appointed to receive and forward the fruit. The exhibit at the county fair will be discussed at the next monthly meeting, the first Saturday in October. ANN ARBOR FRUIT WOBKS. Those who have soft peaches, pears and other fruit, will be glad to learn that these works will be ready this week to make jellies, apple butter, and evapórate any kind of fruit A great deal of complaint was made that somebody steals fruit baskets from the returning Ann Arbor fruit car.


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