The September Meeting of this Society was held at Rochester, on the 25th of September. We are greatly indebted to a friend for an excellent report of the proceedings, which we here give in a somewhat condensed form. The discussions seem to have been more direct than usually obtains on such occasions, and possess more than ordinary interest. The highest excellence was accorded to the Delaware, with great unanimity; but other good kinds were not overlooked. The report here follows.

The exhibition of fruit, which was very fine indeed, was made in conjunction with that of the Genesee Valley Horticultural Society, and attracted a great deal of attention, even from persons as conversant with excellent fruit culture as are the citizens of Rochester and the residents of its vicinity.

The display of grapes was finer than ever before made in Western New York, especially of Delaware, Diana, Concord, Rebecca, Hartford Prolific, etc, etc.; the comments upon which will be found in their place in the discussions herein reported.

After the usual formalities of organization, the morning session was opened with the discussion of the question of "The adaptation of standard or dwarf pears to different soils in our climate".

Col. Hodge, of Erie County, thought this question to be one of a great deal of importance, particularly to all pear cultivators. One great cause of the decided difference between cultivators in their success, is on account of the good or ill adaptation of the trees which they purchase to the soil on which they are to be planted. For instance, the owner of a fine form with a very light, sandy or gravelly soil, sets out an orchard of pears or quinces, and the result is that he is probably unsuccessful in large profits.

Another farmer, with a stiffer mixture of clay with sand, or of a heavier, gravelly loam, neither too dry nor too wet, plants his orchard as dwarfs, and they succeed admirably.

At Buffalo the opinion prevails, that dwarf pear-trees upon a combination of clay and loam succeed admirably; and cultivators in Erie County have had full opportunity to test the results. The opinion also is, that standard pears succeed best upon deep, sandy soils, where the roots can penetrate deeply into the subsoil.

D. W. Beadle, of Canada West, said, "We never fail, npon our soil, in growing good dwarf pears, although the soil is not as heavy as might seem to be necessary, from Col. Hodge's remarks. I never thought that ours was a soil which was clayey; we rather call it sandy. With us, we find that the Orange Quince bush really grows much finer, and produces better fruit, upon a somewhat clayey, heavy soil. The stock upon which pear-trees are budded, in order to dwarf them, is the Angers Quince, which is of a slightly different habit, not so much affected as the Orange Quince by differences in the composition of soils. The only real enemy which we have in Canada to pear culture, either on standards or dwarfs, is the disease which we in cur ignorance call the 'fire blight.'"

These remarks caused Col. Hodge to explain that, in his remarks as to sandy soils or clay soils, light or heavy, he spoke of the two extremes of soils. The soil at St Catharine's is neither extreme - should call it a sandy loam, neither extremely wet nor extremely dry - and consequently was well adapted to the culture of either standards or dwarfs. Would say that the trees In Mr. Beadle's plantation are very fine, and the result in the growth of standards or in the growth of dwarfs is not much different Would, however, repeat his meaning in the previous] remarks, and that was, that the extremes of clayey and sandy soils differ in their adaptation to dwarf and standard pear-trees.

. Moody, of Niagara County, stated that upon his farm dwarfs did not, as a whole, succeed well. Most of the farm is a dry, gravelly soil; and standards succeed first-rate. Babes very fine Bartletts on standards, and excellent White Doyennes on standard. Beside the Ridge soil spoken of, Mr. Moody has some pretty stiff clay soil, of the character called a ** retentive soil," upon which dwarfs do very well.

Has found that upon a heavy soil, the standards have a greater tendency to crack their fruit than the dwarfs had.

P. Barry, of Monroe County, remarked that the dwarf pear must have a good deep, rich soil, and good cultivation, in order to succeed very well. It is certain that the standard will succeed (both as to growth and as to fruiting) in a soil where the dwarf will not; because the standard can be persuaded to grow upon a poorer, lighter soil. Would rather lay it down as a rule, that all pear-trees require a good soil and require good treatment Mr. Barry's own trees of both descriptions are growing in a soil which, although quite light, is called by most persons a sandy loam; and has seen orchards doing equally well upon similar soil in other places. They did not have great enriching at any one time; but we give to them an annual manuring upon the surface, or a compost adapted to the nature of the soil, and lightly spaded in. On a small scale, the dwarf pear can be grown well upon any soil or in any locality; because if too sandy it can be mixed with loam or clay, and if too clayey the addition of sand will remedy the defect; but when we come to speak of the cultivation of pear*trees upon a large scale for profit, where these amendments can not easily be made to the quality of the soil, I would by no means advise the dwarf, or any other tree, to be planted upon a dry, light, gravelly, poor soil.

As to dry, the soil must be dry any way - that is a requisite never to be omitted - but must be a dry, substantial loam, like what our farmers here call their best wheat soils.

It is difficult to classify soils; there are so many grades, and such imperceptible differences, which yet affect growth; but the skill and enterprise of cultivators of our various fruits, have overcome what would generally have been called impossibilities. Still, if any farmer have light, blowing sand upon one part of his premises, or wet, springy soil upon another, I would not plant any sort of pear-trees upon either of those soils.

As to which varieties of pear succeed best as dwarfs, much depends upon the selection of varieties. Every year confirms the opinion that Louise Bonne de Jersey is one of the very best sorts upon the quince. So, also, is Duchesse d'Angouleine. These two in particular will take the lead of all others. They bear good crops of fruit every year. They are long-lived, and grow thriftily, and are sure to bring in profit to the good cultivator. For permanent orchards, a society like this must always recommend such varieties as we know live to a good age and are profitable in good soils. If I were to add, I would say, Beurro Diel and Beurre d'Anjou.

H. N. Lang worthy, of Monroe County, could speak from experience as to the Louisa Bonne, Bartlett, etc, upon a light sandy soil, among peach-trees. Had found that such land was too light, and that the trees did not grow well the first year; but that this year they grew well, some making a growth of over two feet, and perfected large, fine fruit, and a good crop of it too.

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This Association held its Annual Meeting in the Court-house, at the city of Rochester, from Wednesday, 5th of January, at 11 o'clock A.M., to Thursday, at 1 P. M.

After organization, and while the Committee on subjects was preparing its list for debate, the question as to ripening winter pears was discussed for a few moments, and it was universally admitted that we need more information as to how to perfect the fruit on the tree: how to produce good and mature fruit by careful cultivation, - than how to make a good pear out of a poor one, by any process of ripening. When fruit of good quality is obtained, the difficulty of ripening is not so great as it is supposed to be.

Judge Langworthy introduced the question, which was subject 5, at the meeting in June, 1858, and very interesting remarks were made by many members, as to the relative advantage of the fumigating process; the pig and chicken cure: the sheet and shaking process; and the asafcstida and tanner's oil remedy, for the curculio pest.

Mr. Ainsworth, of Ontario, by employing this last remedy, had his trees loaded with fine plums for one season; but next year the trees were as dead as the curculio. The only reliable remedy is the sheet and jarring process, thoroughly attended to. Prof. Coppock, of Erie Co., raised at the rate of four bushels to the tree by its aid. Mr. Barry, of Monroe, raises from 60 to 60 sorts of nice plums in this way.

Mr. H. P. Norton, the President for 1858, who declined a reelection, delivered the annual address, a copy of which was requested for publication.

The following officers were elected for 1859:

President, - B. Hodge, of Buffalo. Vice Presidents - J. J. Thomas, Union Springs; W. Brown Smith. Syracuse; Prof. W. R. Coppock, Buffalo. Secretaries - C P. Bissell, Rochester; Jno. B. Eaton, Buffalo. Treasurer - W. P. Townsend, Loekport. Executive Committee - P. Barry, Rochester; J J. Thomas, Union Springs; C. L. Hoag, Loekport; W. B. Smith, Syracuse; Joseph Frost, Rochester.

The Committee on Subjects reported as follows:

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A society under this title has been organized for the advancement of fruit-culture in the western counties of New York, beginning with Onondaga at the east. The President is John J. Thomas, of Macedon; Secretary, John B. Eaton, of Buffalo; Treasurer, Wm. P. Townsend, of Lockport. A committee of three is to be appointed in each county, to collect information and cooperate with the society in carrying out its objects.

This promises to be one of the most efficient organizations of the kind in the country. The gentlemen who have been placed at its head are not only competent, in every respect, to discharge the duties imposed upon them, but they are well-known to the fruit-growers of Western New York, and enjoy their confidence and esteem to the fullest extent.

We intended to give a full account of the proceedings up to this time, but find that we must defer it till next month. In the mean time, we hope that the county committees and all whose aid has been solicited, will manifest that interest in the matter which its importance justly demands.

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This Society held a spirited meeting at Rochester, on the 23d of June, and discussed several matters of public and local interest Among the latter was the late frost, in which all agreed that the Rebecca grape stood the cold better than other kinds, owing to the fact of its ripening its wood as it grows, a fact greatly in its favor.

Ringing the grape-vine was alluded to and additional trials thought worthy of recommendation. The Early Scarlet strawberry came up on a vote first, and Wilson's Albany, second, though allowed to be too acid. The next choice was Hooker, Hovey's Seedling, Triomphe de Gand, Burr's New Pine, Genessee, Crimson Cone, Jenny Lind, dishing, Longworth's Prolific McAvoy's Extra Red, and so on down to a single vote for Scott's Seedling, Brighton Pine, Victoria, Huy's Seedling No. 1, Walker's Seedling, and Pyramidal Chilian; all seem to have advantages, and some may have preferences from seeing each peculiarly cultivated, etc. The diseases of the pear were discussed without much new light being thrown upon the topic - Mr. Barry closing the matter with, "the whole thing (fire blight?) is mysterious." Our able reporter sends a condensed report.