In certain localities the quince stock does not succeed; near Philadelphia, in a strong gravelly subsoil they utterly fail, while the standards are good. Mr. Scott presented two specimens of pear wood grafted on quince, to show the strength of union.

Samuel Walker, of Mass., approves of cutting green grass in June, and throwing a good thickness of mulch about the base of the tree, which dries up by the period for cool weather - never grow grass or grain in an orchard.

P. Barry. Wild pears may grow in sod, but fine pears are the work of art, and deteriorate in grass lands.

Mr. Saul, of Newburgh, thinks mulching generally carried too far; the practice has been badly abused.

C. M. Hovey thought, as the pear is a native of the East, we need not fear a little sunshine. What we want is aeration of the soil and sun.

M. B. Bateham, Ohio. This season all kinds of fruit have failed in Ohio. On our strong, clayey soils, we can grow pears on quince with perfect success.

Mr. Bergen, of L. I., spoke of trees 30 to 200 years old, bearing best in grass land.

B. G. Pardee, N. Y., and T. S. Gold, of Ct, advocated grass sod for trees 15 to 20 years of age. Instances were stated proving the failure of fruit where grass had been plowed up under old trees; the fruit cracking and becoming cankered, and when returned to grass, fruit again becoming fine.

The President spoke of an orchard, the soil of which had been scarified annually, which bore enormous crops of fruit.

Dr. Sylvester bore evidence to the value of tillage in orchard culture.

Convention adjourned till to-morrow at 9 A. M.

The visitors to the fine show of fruit were few in number, as the public have not full knowledge of the proceedings of the Society. Scarcely any publicity has been given to the affair. The meetings are attended by intelligent men, and discussions are spirited, but it is confined to members.

Wednesday, September 15. Met at 10 o'clock, A. M.

Some typographical errors in the list of fruits in the last transactions, were corrected by Dr. Brinckle.

Mr. Walker proposed that the apple Lady's Sweet should be called Lady's Sweeting, as in text books. Adopted.

The President announced the order of the day; reviewing the list of pears that promised well, with the view of adding such as can be to the list for general cultivation.