The New York Horticultural Society met at their rooms, 55 East Thirty-third street, New York, on Tuesday, December 3. The officers elected for 1879 were: President, Wilson G. Hunt, Esq., Brooklyn, L. I.; Vice-Presidents, Samuel Parsons, William Elliott, Daniel Northup, and P. M. Hexamer; Recording Secretary, James Y. Markland; Corresponding Secretary, Peter Henderson; Treasurer, Isaac H. Young. The committee to decide on the $25 prize offered by Peter Henderson for the best Essay on Rose-growing in Winter, decided in favor of William Bennett, Flatbush, L. I. The competition was close and well contested.