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The Last Pomological Meeting

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At tbe monthly meeting of the Washtenaw pornological society the cominittee on transportation and fruit exchange reported through their chairman, B. L. Nichols, that paities most agreeable to the fruit&rowers, whorn he had addressed, declined to accept the agency, being otherwise engaged. It was :therefore resolved to leave this whole matter 'in the hands of Trof. NichoU, who will at once make arrangements for transportation and distribution at Detroit. Shippers of fruit, therefore, would do well to see l'rof. Nichols, who has managed so well for us, so that they may get the advantage 'of his special arrangements. Everyone can ship to whom and wherehepleases. Shippers and fruit growers who wish to avail themselves of the special arrangements of the committee, should sign the agreemeut at L. Gruner's shoe store . The Ann Arbor preserving company exhibited strawberries and gooseberries, canned by the new process, vented by E. H. Morgan. The berries presented in a neat open glass jar tasted delicious. The fruit aroma is .'well preserved by this process . The cotnpauy have expended considerable money in erecting buildings anti suitable tnachinery. Their woi k is done by steam. Mr. Hun gei ford, lately from India, a very cheerful looking Englishman, is a inember of this enterprising ttrm. He attended the meeting for the flrst time and made a very favorable impression. The partners are men of culture and education and have the best wishes of the society. Apples from Leelanaw couaty were on exhibition. They were natural fruit and appeared very well kept. N. 15. Covert exhibited specimens ot apples and pears attacked by the codling inoth in different stages. He is a close observer and does very nseful work in entomology . As there was very bad spelling of my June report bv sotneof the newspapers which was generally copied by the press all over the state and far beyond, I would say now in regard to the pear prospect in my;orchard: The earlv pears like Doyeune, d'ete, Rostiezer. Bloodgood and .especially Giffard, Clapp's Favorito and Bartlett promise a large yield ot fine fruit, while Flemish Beauty, D'Anjon, Lawrence, Bosc and other late varieties do not promise so well. The Kieffer looks very healthy and shows its Mongolian origin when compared with my pear tree, Transit, which the late astronomer, James Watsou, had the kindness to present to me on nis return from Northern China, where he had [observed the transit of Venus. Winter Nelis, my best winter pear, is promising. D'Aremberg never fails.


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