The September exhibition of this Society, was held on the 14th Sept., 1652, at the City Hail. Hon. E. B. Talcott, President, in the chair.

As a testimonial of respect to the memory of the lamented Downing, the seats occupied by the president and other officers, were dressed with mourning.

The display of rare flowers and plants was very creditable, and added much to the interest and variety of the exhibition. Some 80 or 40 boquets and other collections were presented. In addition to a varied and extensive display of dahlias, verbenas, etc., by beveral contributors, were many varieties of roses, among them 14 choice kinds by Mr. J. W. P. Allen.

The chow of fruits, especially of Pears, was very fine, and although the drouth has been severe and protracted, this fruit seems not to have suffered at all. On the contrary, it has improved by it - and especially so in all cases of mulching.

The following varieties were exhibited by S. Worden. Vicar of Wink field, Passe Col mar, Beurre Diel, Broom Park, Napoleon, Beurre de Capiaumont, Frederick of Wurtemburg, Compt de Lainy, Louise bon de Jersey, Virga-lieu, Bon C hietieu Fondante,Dunniore,Summer Bon Chretien, Stevens' Genesee, Washington, Easter Beurre, Buffum, Bartlett, Belle de Brux-cls, Henry 4th, Oswego Beurre, Belle Lucra-tive,Autumn Superb, Seckel, Beurre d'Amalis, Cushing, Pratt, Onondaga, Brown Beurre, St. Ghislain, Dearborn's Seedling, Andrews, Julienne, Winter Nelis, Flemish Beauty. Ananas, Swan's Egg, Crassane, Glout Morceau, Columbia, Hessel - 41.

By J. W. P. Allen: Osband's Summer,Gray Doyenne, Autumn Fig, Louise bon de Jersey, Johnnot, Soldat Laboreur, Belmont, Beurre de Beauchamps, Eye wood, Martin Sec. Ja-louise de Fontenay Vendee, Beurre de Capiaumont, Belle Adriance, Beurre de Malines, Beurre Crapeaud, Enf. Cygene, Oswego Beurre, Branghm. Onondaga, Chat Brule, Beurre Go-bault, Flemish Beauty, Chaumontel, Napoleon, Dearbon's Seedling, Washington, Glout Morceau, Du Deux Foix Leon, Bergamot de Au-tomne, Stevens' Genesee, Bezi de Chaumontel, Hampshire Bergamot, Beurre Diel, Frederick of Wurtemburg, Urbaniste, Seckel. Colmar d'Aremberg, Beurre Bruneau, Andrews, Bon Chretien Fondante, Bartlett, Hericart, Benrre Chaptal, Beurre d'Anjou. Benrre Dore, Winter Nelis,Countess de Lunay,Cumberland, Beurre d'Amalis, Duchess d'AngouIeme, Vicar of Winkfleld, Epine Dumas, Summer Francreal, Henry the 4th, Hessel, Fondante d'Antomne, St. Ghislain, Beurre Aurore. Surpasse Virga-heu, Beurre Bosc - 60.

By Gilbert Mollison: Stevens' Genesee, Autumn Bergamot, Flemish Beauty, Beurre de Capiaumont, Bleeker's Meadow, St. Mismelm, Fondante d'Autonmc, Frank Real D'Hiver, Beurre Diel, Henry the 4th, Oswego Beurre, St. Ghislain, Duchess d'AngouIeme, Brown Benrre.

In addition to the above, our citizens generally contributed many varieties of fine flavor. Among the Pears, was a basket of Bartletta, from Mr. J. W. Bissell, of Rochester. Though very large and perfect, they were much inferior to specimens of that sort on exhibition, grown here.

A premium was awarded to J. J. Fort, for the Bartlett - the fruit grown on an old seedling grafted with this variety about five years ago.

There was a generous supply of Apples and Plums. Of the last, all except two or three kinds were seedlings, and upon these we mainly depend for a supply of this fruit. The budded kinds, in our light, porous soil, furnish usually but a scanty crop. On the other hand, seedlings and suckers produce abundantly.

Of Peaches, there was a moderate display. Some fine Beckwiths were shown by Mrs. F. C. Mills. White Imperial, red rareripe Serrate, and a few other kinds by Mr. Worden, Judge Tnrrill and others. The crop of peaches in this vicinity is extremely light this year. The prevalence of a destructive leaf blight (which first made its appearance in 1850) seems to be the cause j it is most apparent among the yellow fleshed varieties.

There was a display of some choice Grapes by Mcssers. Turrlll, Bronson, Allen and others. A premium was awarded to Mr. Allen, for the Sweetwater, and to Mr. Bronson for the greatest variety and display.

The Executive Committee of the Society having been called together, J. H. Casey presented the following resolutions! which were approved, and unanimously adopted by the Society:

Resolved, That this Society deeply lament the distressing casualty which has removed from the scene of his usefulness, and in the full vigor of his ripened intellect, A. J. Downing, the editor of the Horticulturist.

Resolved^ That this Society deplore his loss as that of a distinguished benefactor of the human race. Thoroughly versed in the sciences which he loved and studied from his boyhood, and which he has illustrated by his writings; imbued with an earnest zeal in their pursuit to which his powers were consecrated - possessing exquisite, though discriminating taste, he has done much, vastly much, to elevate and adorn the national character. His volumes have gone forth through the civilized world, replete with sound teachings, and practical instruction. Wherever they have been read, the impress of his genius is visible in improyed taste - in all the embellishments which render home a paradise. By the social fireside - in town or country - in the populous city and the sequestered hamlet, the traces are everywhere seen of high culture and classic art, taught and inspired by the pages he has written. His books combine, in an eminent degree, the utile and the dulce - lessons of instruction that have been garnered into all hearts, and that will be cherished as " household words." Thoroughly American in his character, all his efforts tended to mould into symmetry and order, and to give tone and finish to the elements of the national taste.

For these efforts, which have been attended with such signal success at home, and have given her a name and character aboad, his country owes him a deep debt of gratitude.

Resolved, That this Society will co-operate with the Horticultural Societies of the Union, in any plan which may be devised of testifying by some enduring memorial, an appreciation of his virtues, and a respect for his memory.

Resolved, That the corresponding secretary be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolutions to the family of Mr. Downing, and that they be published and entered into the minutes of the Society.

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There seems to be a general revival among Horticultural Societies, and we regard it as one of the good signs of the times. There is work for them to do, and they should be up and doing it. The Oswego Society has been resuscitated, and has entered upon an active life again. Mr. Davis, we believe, is the moving spirit, and the Society is not likely to die on his hands. A correspondent speaks thus of it:

"Our Society collapsed one day, and lay dormant seven years. In 1860 - early spring - several of us took hold, and resuscitated it; gave a summer and fall exhibition, had good encouragement, and a fine show. This just about paid expenses. In 1861, went in again on one show; late frost and no cherries made a bad look for the summer fair; out down our prize list, and had a "bully" fair in the fall. Came out ahead, financially.

"We now have a good library and case nearly 200 volumes, and about $300 Pargent The library we fell heir to; it belonged to the old concern. We have steam on now, although too far off for you to hear us blow. We are considering the propriety of giving prizes in kind. Vines, trees, rare seeds, etc., according to the tastes of the exhibitors. Books are not out of the way. Will consider on this also. The library is in my office".

Books, indeed, are quite in the way, and are much to be preferred to money prizes, which soon vanish. What, for instance, could be more appropriate than a bound volume of the Horticulturist? We hope you may prosper abundantly in your good work.

Mr. Editor, - Will you oblige one of your lady subscribers by giving, some time before winter, a plan for making a large window into a kind of conservatory or plant cabinet? I would like to know also how to heat it; whether from the room, or by something put inside of it, and what plants to put in it. Yours, A - .

[We will try to furnish yon what you want; but there are so many different forms of windows, with such a variety of exposures, that one plan would not suit all. Each one would require some peculiar modification. Let us know what kind of a window you have, on which side of the house, and all about it. Mr. Prosser is now fitting up a tiny hot water apparatus, which we think will be just the thing for supplying heat to windows. We purpose putting it in the window of a friend for trial, and shall thus learn how well it is adapted to the purpose. Something of the kind is very much needed; something easy to manage, and not expensive. We hope Mr. Prosser's will prove to be the thing; if not, somebody else must try. - ED.]

Mr. P. B. Mead, - Dear Sir: I send you, by express, a plant or two of a seedling Strawberry (with the fruit) raised at this place, and believed to possess some qualities of unusual excellence. They are sent to you with the respectful request that you will examine and report upon them in the Horticulturist. They are called here the "Robinson Seedling." They appear to us to possess the following advantages: 1st Unusual large size, great firmness, and beautiful deep color. 2d. Great vigor of growth, and known perfect hardiness. 3d. Almost perfect uprightness of stem, with such remarkable length as to hold the fruit gen* erally above the leaves, thus exposing them to the influence of light and sunshine, and saving them from sand and earth, without the necessity of using tan bark, or other protection. 4th. They are very prolific, and will withstand hard treatment better than most kinds that we cultivate. 5th. Quality best.

Chillicothe, Ohio, May 31, 1862. Yours respectfully, Henry Bailt.

[We regret to say that the above box of Strawberries came to hand in such condition, that we were quite unable to judge of their quality. Not a berry could be found that had not begun to decay, and most of them had run together in a fermented mass. Cotton is not a good thing to pack Strawberries in. If the roots of the plants had been packed in dampened moss, the berries on them would have kept very well; but they were completely dried up. We could see, however, that the plant was of very robust habit, having a strong, upright stalk, with berries of a large size. We should judge the plant to be very productive. We are as much disappointed as Mr. Baily can be, the Strawberry being one of our specialties. We would walk a long distance to see your Strawberries in good condition. - Ed].