Which took place in this city on the 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th of December, we are assured, was a perfect success. The show of fowls was very large and of unusual excellence - in fact, so far as quality, it was the finest ever held in this country. Of the older and well-known varieties, the Brahmas were the best represented. Some exceedingly fine specimens of Black Spanish, White Leghorn, and Grey Dorkings were shown. And of White Dorkings one coop, entry No. - , seemed par excellence the finest there; they were indeed magnificent, and we think, as the owner claimed, the best on this continent. The new French varieties were not largely represented, but made up in quality what they lacked in numbers. One coop of Crevecceurs, splendid birds, marked $250, were all that any one could desire. In games, the show was large and fine. The Black Breasted Reds were most prominent, and gave the judges some little trouble in making their awards, owing to the unusual excellence of all the specimens shown. Of Derbys, there was but one entry, which were imported birds. Quite a number of other varieties of games were shown - the Stonewall, White Georgian, and Brown Reds being particularly noticeable.

The Bantam family were well represented - some beautiful spepimens of Golden and Silver Sebrights, Black African, and game Bantams being exhibited, as also some White and Nagasaki Bantams. In ducks there was a very fine assortment, and the birds did credit to their breeders and owners. The Aylesburys and Rouens were unusually large and fine, while the Cayu-gas, Platas, Wood, and Brazilian were well worthy of notice. Some very fine coops of China and African geese, and one superb pair of Embdens, attracted a great deal of attention. In turkeys, the show was small, but we noticed some very fine Bronze and White. The display of pigeons was splendid. Some Roman seemed almost to have outgrown their pigeonhood; and the Pouters, Ruffs, Fantails, and Carriers would bring joy to any pigeon-hearted man.

Had we space, we would publish the awards, but as we can not, we must refer the reader to the Secretary of the Society. (See advertisement in November number.) The past show was regarded by the Association more as an experiment than as a certain success; and although not so successful pecuniarily as it would have been in a more accessible location, still demonstrates that the Society can gather a collection of fowls surpassed by no other section on this continent.

The arrangements were far from perfect; but much allowance must be made, in consideration that this was the first, and that future exhibitions will doubtless profit by the lessons and hints here learned. The room was very poorly lighted; but we are informed that it was the only one procurable at the late day when the Society definitely resolved to have a show. One feature of the arrangements was especially commendable - the entering the coops by numbers instead of in the exhibitor's name. By this rule no coop was allowed to have the exhibitor's name appear on it until after the judges had made their rounds; and if a name appeared, it was ruled out from competition - thus securing an impartial decision, as it was impossible to show favors, not knowing to whom they would be shown. Taken altogether, it was, as we heard a visitor express himself, " the finest collection of fowls ever brought together on this continent in the poorest loom ever used for an exhibition of that kind." There were coops enough to fill a room double the size; and we hope at future shows the room will be better suited therefor.

We understand that the Society intend to have semi-yearly exhibitions - spring and fall - and cordially wish them success.