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The timo selected by the Michigan Poultry and Pet Stock Association was a little unfortunate on account of the bad weather and enormous quantities of inud, which tend to keep people at home as rauch as possible. However, by dint of perseverance the association have gotten together an exhibition worth the patronage of al the people who can possibly iuake it so they can attend ; and if they take any delight in aniuiate life of the kind indi cated above, they cannot help but fee! aniply and more than repaid for their visit. THE DOQ DEPARTMENT. Passing by the Chandler House on Monday, the baying of the dogs in the basement caused us to descend the stairs leading into the basement, and bow wow! bow wow ! met us on every side in as many different keys. We soon met Mr. Charles Liocoln, of Detroit, the genilemanly superintendent of this department, from whom we harned that the total numberof entries ín this department were uinety-six, and that all classes were filied. The Englibh setter class is a particularly good one. Mr. L. F. Whitman, of De roil, shows a very handsome dog named Ratler, that was highly comtuended at St. Louis, aod s a famous prize winner. He also shows a pretty English setter bitch, Mei], that took the first prise at Detroit, also the first and special prize at Boston. Judge James E. Long, of Detroit, has two very fine setters, on exhibition only, viz : Cash and Magnolia. They are of the 'amous Field trial breed. Messrs. Floming, Keel and Hoffstetter, of this city, ali-o show Borne fine dogs in this class. Prof. Franklin has two dogs in this elasi, on exhibition only. Mr. E. H. Gillman, of Detroit, sends a ine collection of dogs, consisting of Irish and Gordon setters, pointers, fox terriërs and Yorkshiro terriërs, one of which, Gumba) took the first prize as pointer, at St. Louis. What seem to attract very much atten tion are the two celebrated Gordon setters, viz : Rupert and Blossom. llupert is owned by Wui. J. Farrer, of Toledo, and has won uiany first and special prizes in this country. Blossom is owned by D. J, S. Niven, of London, Ont. He is the winner of five first prizes in England. In the pointer class, Mr. Fred Howson, of Windsor, shows his pair of beautiful pointers, Marquis of Lome and Piincess Louise. They took the first prize in Detroit as puppies. The Irish water and Cocker spaniels are very fine. Prof. Franklin shows a perfect little gem named Zip. Mr. Young, of Detroit, shows a very handsome pair named Jack and Duck. Me-ws. Burleigh, Hatch and Warren, of his city, have three fine specimens of water spaniels. Mr. Lincoln, who has attended all the dog shows of this country for years, says that we have as fine a display of fox hounds anfi 1wqii1' -' L- --roi rernj ; aud this is a very broad admisMon. In this class H. R. Hill has a dog named Dream, T. Shaw ooe oamed Sport, J. H. Miller ODe named Pugh, H. C. Garrett one named Jack, Mr. J. Hoffstetter one named Jay, all of this city ; W. D. Hayes of Hastings one named Music, J. J. Studer of Ft. Wayne (Ind.) one named Johnson, and J. J. Walker of this city two named Speed and Top. In the beagle class there will be a strong competition between Detroit and Hastings kennels. The first naraod city is represented by J. N. Dodge with his dogs Ratler, Rally the Second, Roxy and Bell, while the atter city is represeDted by Mr. Hayes with the dogs Ripple, Lee, Rill and Ringlet. Mr. J. J. Walker of this city makes a splendid exhibition of terriërs, buil, sky, and blackand-tan dogs, all of' which are extremely good. The New Foundland dogs (four in number, noble specimens of the eanine species) areentered by Messrs. Coddington, Krause, Coster and John A. Nichols. The buil terrier class is especially good. Prof. E. S. Dunster has a fine pug dog, C. K. A (huns an exceptionally good family and wateh dog, while Miss M. E. Cullen has a white Spanish poodle that is a perfect little beauty that delights all beholders. POULTRY, PET STOCK, ETC. Thee exhibits can be found in the vacant store next to John Moore's, and in McMahon's hall ; and the many beautiful specimens in poultry, ranging in Mzes from the petty and pompus little bantauis to the large and magnificent looking Brahmas and Cochina, cannot help but please. The colora of their plumage are so varied that a description of each breed would be iinpossible without occupying several columns of space. The exhibitors in these departments, in addition to those (rom this city and vicinity, are from Grand Rapids, Hill.sdale, Hastings, Adrián, Flint, 'tintine, Charlotte, Tecumseh, Owospo, Northfield, Chelsea, Monroe, Reading, East Saginaw, Detroit, Elmira (ühio), Toledo (Ohio), Sandwich (Ont.), Toronto (Ont.), and Fort Wayne (Ind.) There are sixty five enfries of light and dark Brahmas, seventy-five entries of Cochins (embracing partridge, buff, and he white varieties. In game fowls there are fortytwo ntries, embracing breasted red ames, ducking games, whito pile games, ed pile (ames, and brown-breasted red ames; and the beautiful littie strutters re as important as their larger brothers. There are eiglit entries in dorkins, mbracing colored and silver gray. In Hamburga there are forty-seven entries, embracing golden spangles, silver spangles, silver-pencled, golden-pencled. The black Spanish breed is represented by fifleen entries. In white, black, brown and Dominique Leghom there are twenty-two entriea. The Polish breeds embrace fifleen entries of the following varieties : white-crested, black, white, and silver. There are eleven entries of Houdans and two of the LaFliche breed. The bantams embrace nine breeds and sixty-three entries. There are twenty-five entries of Plymouth Hoeks, one under the Dominique and one under the Kumpler breedn. Mr. J. J. Walker haa four entries and the silkies, and they are worthy a criticál examination, for they are covered with a kind of hair in lieu of feathers, except a few tail feathers. J. A. Armstrong, of Owosso, exhibits a very fine pair of Toulouse geese. S. E. Wurst, of Elyria, Ohio, editor of the Poultry Nation, has a fiue display of fowls on exhibition, aniong which we noticed a fine pair of white China geese. Geo. lt. Kelly, also of Elyria, and who is a breeder of water fowls, has a pair of Embden geese (tnagnifieent fellows) on exhibitiou. There will be a very close oontest between Messrs. Armstrong, Kelley and Butterfield, on Rouen ducks, as each exhibits very superior pairs. Therc are two entries of Aylesburg ducks, one of Cayuga ducks and two of Pekin ducks, while there is bat one entry of white-crested ducks. H. C. Clark, of tfais place, Las on exhibition a light Brahuia cockcrel, batched the first of lost Juoe, that weighs ten pounds and ten ounces. H. H. Lantz, of Adrián, has a Brahma cock that weighs thirteen pounds and two ounces. Mr. Butterfield, of Ontario, has sixtytwo entries, and some magnificent fowls which we cannot specify. In pigeons thcre are seventy-six entrie, made by J. J. Walker of' this city and C. S. Dutton of East Saginaw, embracing fan-tails, turbks, barbs, owls, quakers, tumblers, pouters, swaüows, niagpie, houieing, Antwerp, Moor hoads, trutnpeters, white carriers and Jacobics. This latter variety, exhibited by Mr. Walker, should be closely ezamined, as they have a ruffle around the neck resembling the ruffles worn around the necks of the aristocracy in Revolutionary timea. Mr. J. E. Popkees, of Paris, 111., shows the bet-t display of rabbits, as he shows six different breeds, viz : Dutch, Himalay, Angoras, silver grays and Madagascar. The last mentioned are inonstrous fellows, of a brownish color, and their immense ears measure twenty inches from tip to tip. The silver grays cost $40. Mr. J. J. Walker shows a cage of white rats, two breeds of ferrets (brown and white), three kinds of Guinea-pigs, a raccoon and a Belgian hare, in additioa to several rabbits, etc. The silver spangle Hamburgs are a very handsome bird, and Mr. Wm. A. Hateh of this city, ezhibited some very fine specimens. In Black Polands, Fisher & Hammond maje a fine display, as well as in niany other breeds. While the rooíters are crowing vigorously, the happy family look at each other affeationately, the doves coo, and each bird appears tobe endeavoring to do something for the amusement of the viihors, while the horned owl sits up in hiscage, wisely and siiently contemplating the constantly changing scène before him. Doubtless some things worthy of especial mention have been unavoidably omitted, )ut euch omissions are unavoidable when there is so much to see and such a short time to see it in.