The monthly meeting of the society, President Baldwin presiding, wes well attended. The grape-rot was discussed. Mrs. L. Gruuer arrested the rot by nsing one ounce of carbolic acid with five gallons of rain-water. Sprinkle all over the vines. J. J. Parshall reported on trnnsportation. W. F. Bird gave a most interesting account of his visit among the prominent fiuit growers of western New York. The vineyards about Penn Yan on Cayuga Lake, near Séneca Lake, the orchards and Niágara and otner grapevine plantations at Lickport and Rochester were graphically described. Mr. Bird went through a cateehism of inquines in regard to the most promieing grapes, pears, plum, and general fruit culture and truit houses. Tbose who were acquainted with those parts of the country, who had spent their youth there, were especially iuterested. All were benefitted. No wonder that these men of the east succeed. Ellwanger & Barry are associated with their pon?. Moody & Sons at Lockport are succesi-ful men. If our sons take the same interest in fruit culture we will and must succeed in Wasbtenaw and Michigan generally. The peach growers reported that peaches will be shipped in eight or ten days. Prof. B. E. Nichols nrrived at the close of the meeting from Detroit where he had conferred with the railroad authorities and fruit dealers concernirjg transportation. Shippers of fruit wil do well io conform to the rules ol the committee on transportation. EXHIBIT OF FRUIT. Mr8. L. Grunerexhibited fine specimens of Clapp"s favorite pear. Emil Baur exhibited Rostiezer, Clapp, Kirtland, Flemish Beauty, Dearborn Seedling, Doyenne Boussock, Belle Lucraiive, Sheldon, Superfine, and Bartlett pears, and E. Crawiord peaches. THE STATE AND COUNTY TAIR. The State fair will be held f rom úe lOth to the 14th of September. L. D. Watkin!', of Manchester, who has charge of the Horticuhural department, is anxious that Washtenaw's fruit should be well represented and requested the writer of this report to make an exhibit of pears and other fruit. Fruit growers wiil do me a great favor if they bring to my house on West Huron st, during this week, fruit which is well labeled with proper name and time of ripening. A píate of fruit must contain uve ípecimens with a stem and, ïf posaible, without insect marks. John Almand, superintendent of fruit at the county fair, to bo held Sept. 25 to 28, a?ked the society for the appointment of judges. The cha r appointed the two secretaries to select judges. It is desirable that we make our own county fair a tucoeas and baveH the departmenta filled with the blessinga of field and hoüsehcld as well as with the aceomplishments L art and scienoe.