The convention re-assembled at 9 o'clock, Mr. L. F. Allen in the chair.

In accordance with the resolution passed yesterday, several members reported lists of pears most affected by blight.

The lists of pears most subject to fire blight were then handed in and read by the Chair. The following varieties were named in the greatest number of lists, those first in order having the most votes against them: Madeline, Bartlett, Glout Morceau, Le Cure, Passe Colmar, Stevens' Gennessoe, Swan's Orange, White Doyenne, Lechel, Louise Bonnre of Jersey ; none of the above having less than four votes.

A discussionon the picking and ripening of fruits was then entered into, in which Messrs. Barry, Coppock, Townsend, Hooker, and Hood took part, each gentleman giving his individual views and experiences in the same.

On motion of Mr. Coppock, it was agreed that members hand to the Secretary notes of their experience in the ripening of fruits.

The subjects of black knot on plums and mildew on hardy grapes were passed over. and the subject of the curculio was taken up.

Messrs. Thomas, Gardner, and Barry gave their methods of ridding their trees of the curculio ; the former, by keeping pigs in the yard, the latter, by jarring the trees and catching the insects on cloths.

Mr. Townsend stated that in Lockport great success had been gained by paving the ground beneath the trees.

Mr. Allen attributed the exemption of his trees last year from the insect to the drouth.

Mr. Hood stated that he had experienced beneficial results from the use of sulphur in the destruction of the insects, although he was of the opinion that it was injurious to the tree itself.

Mr. Hooker had found advantageous results by placing chickens in the yards, also believed the insect to be migratory, and did not ascend from the ground to the tree as suggested by Mr. Allen.

Mr. Thomas observed that in shaking curculio upon white sheets he had noticed them fly from the cloth.

Mr. Allen stated that some kinds of his fruit had been stung by the insect, while others were exempt from injury.

Mr. Barry was of the opinion that the insect exhibited a discrimination or instinct in its attacks.

The subject of the apple tree borer was passed over, and that of " Insects attacking the fruit of the apple and pear trees" was taken up.

There was a large attendance of members, and an exceedingly fine show of fruits. It was said by several gentlemen well qualified to judge, that the coll action of apples and pears excelled any former demonstration of the kind in this State. The Councils of the city liberally tendered the Society the use of their fine Hall, and every available space was occupied by the numerous collections.

The following is a list of the exhibitors:

Lewis F. Allen, Buffalo,

Apples,

26 varieties.

Pears,

13 var.

Plums,

7 var.

Richard Bullymore, "

do.

3

do.

3 "

Grapes

9 "

Jacob W. Banta, "

do.

1 "

Wm. R. Coppock, "

do.

5

do.

29 "

M. Cadwallader. "

do.

5 "

Plums

7 "

Lewis Baton, "

do.

18

do.

29 "

do.

1 "

Ellwanger & Barry, Rochester,.

Apples,

76 varieties.

Pears,

156 var.

Plums,

26 var.

A. Frost & Co., "

do.

do.

39 "

G. L. Hong, Lockport,

do,

36

do.

29 "

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H. E. Hooker & Co., Rochester,

do.

33

do.

73 "

Hooker, Farley, & Co., "

do.

47 "

do.

22 "

A. Hampton, East Hamburgh,

do.

1 "

Loomis & Whitman, Byron,

do.

23

Manley & Mason, Buffalo,

do.

43 "

do.

89 "

J. S. Miller,

do.

4 "

do.

2 "

H. P. Norton, Brookport,

do.

33 "

A. Pinney, Clarkson,

do.

13 "

G. G. Pratt, Buffalo,

Grapes,

9 "

do.

12 "

do.

4 "

Penfield & Burrill, Lockport,

Apples,

39

do.

71 "

Jno. J. Thomas, Macedon,

do.

36

Wm. P. Townsend, Lockport,

do.

10 "

do.

74 "

The Chairman read several invitations to the society to attend exhibitions, Ac. After which a discussion took place in regard to the place of holding the annual meeting. After several places had been named, and advocated by different members, a ballot was taken, and Rochester decided upon for that purpose.

On motion of Mr. H. E. Hooker, a vote of thanks to the City Council, for their liberal-ity in giving the Society the use of the Hall, and remarks complimentary to the Buffalo members for their exertions in making the necessary arrangements for the meeting were made by Messrs. Hooker, Barry and others, and after transacting some unimportant business, the Society adjourned. Jno. B. Eaton, Secretary.