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ny ranch of this dwarf variety. It is I Italy," he said. "It will go 40 tons
hardly a foot high, but it has pro
duced full-grown fruit"
Bach is one of those quiet, unob
trusive men who spare no hard, en
deavor in their work and are content
to accept as a reward the joy of ac
A complishing something of merit for
the human race.
He has already achieved four im
portant successes -in fruit propaga
tion. These valuable additions to
the food supply of the world he terms
as "lucky strikes," and declares that
much of what is being done in fruit
development is the result of accident
that experts often seize upon the
product of chance in bringing out
newswonders. The general rule for
creating new fruits, he says, is hy
bridizing or crossing varieties.
He has developed a lemon that is
seedless and much resembles an or
ange in shape. It was created by
crossing the Eureka lemon and the
Bearss seedless lime.
"It makes a convenient fruit for
packing," said the wizard.
Another one of his successes is
an olive one and a quarter inches in
diameter. This, he admits, was the
result of an accident He planted
several Mission olive seeds and the
, seedlings were hybridized in some
manner unknown to him.
He also developed a peach that
ripens in October and a lime with a
"The peach is a freestone of large
size and excellent flavor," he said.
"And it is another accident I planted
20 peach seedlings and the Autumn
v peach was the only one that lived.
"The lime is the Sylhet variety
and grows wild in India. The skin
of the fruit comes off freely, making
it more desirable."
On Bach's seven-acre ranch near
here are nearly 100 varieties of sub
tropical plants and trees, garnered
from all corners of the- world. One
of the specimens worthy of mention
is a. species of spineless cactus.
, v""My cactus came from Palermo,
to the acre at six months when raised
under the most favorable conditions.
Italians tell me that it will produce
20 tons of fruit to the acre.
"However, the commercal value of
the spineless cactus ha's been great
ly over-estimated. Its greatest worth
is as a poultry food. A fine jelly can
also be made from it"
FUR CUFFS AND COLLARS
By Betty Brown
Your winter suit will be banded
with fur and collared and cuffed with
fur, and there may be a tab of fur at
the belt line. Fur is so plentiful
Mme. Fashion cannot find place
enough to put it '
Just from Paris comes a suit of
sandcolor broadcloth and the VERY
high collar is black fox. The coat by
the way is almost knee length, and
that will .be the correct length for
tne smart cold weather coat
The --fur cape collar the quaint
Louis -XV collar that stands stiffly
out from the shoulders, seems to
have captured the favor of the deal
ers, but for every cape collar you
see, you will be sure to see a long
These are the furs we'll' be wear
ing next winter martin, black and
brown; muskrat fox in silver, blue
and black; skunk; Kolinsky; the
everlasting mole looms up again, and
Hudson seal will be fashion's head
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
August 15, 1812. The garrison of
Fort Dearborn was massacred by the
Indians while it was in the act of car
rying" out orders to evacuate the fort
Only 29 soldiers, 7 women and 6 chil
dren survived; of these a number
were later tortured to death.
A 30-pound baby arrived at the
home of R. B. Caudill of Indian Bot
tom, Ky., not long ago, according to
the attending physician.