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Tiiurstlny, Jnjse IG, I85SJ.
FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER,
21 OSES FOiAJX, LaticaslerCounty
TOR AUDITOR RENRKAI.,
ALEX. It. ITIoCr.UIiK, Franklin Co.
CKBtSSTIAff Ml'KKS, Olirion Co.
Fourth of July.
The anniversary of our National Indepencl
ence i again rapidly approaching, and warns
u?, if we wish to make any puplic display in
honor of the day in Strotidsbiirg, to be up
iind doing, and make the necessary arrange
ments. A mcpting should be forthwith called
and the Committee appointed to carry its
Resolutions into effect. If we wish to have
nn Oration on that day, it is time that we
looked about us for an Orator. To prepare
n good address is a work of some labor, and
in justice to the Speaker, he should have suf
ficient time allowed him to write an address
worthy of himself and of the occasion.
The California Harvest.
Tho advices from from California to
the 7th May state the farmers there were
1'icn busy in cutting and curing their
j;r.ass, the crop of which is very abundant
The grain harvest will commence in about
a fortnight, and contiuuc for nearly three
months. Wheat, barley and oats prora
i - an abundant crop. Potatoes had ad
duced to 15 cents per lb. by the quanti
ty. Onions soiling at 40 a 50 cents per
lb., by which farmers would get three
hundred dollars for five ordinary sized
gunny bags of onions. $25 per 100 lbs.
had been offered for 1,000 beeves, to be
delivered in lots by January 1st, but the
holder asked and expected $30.
Important to Supervisors.
The Indiana (Pa.) Reporter of v. late date,
publishes a decision of some importance to
road Supervisors, made by Judge Btirrell in
the case of Pcllicord vs. BlacMick Township.
The evidence in the case showed that a deep
rut hud worn into a road passing through said
township, making it impassable. In passing
over the road Mr. Petticurd's horse tramped
into it, it being frozen over but not sufficient
ly to bear the weight of the horse, and in at
temping to extricate himself the beast broke
li:s hind leg above the knee. Mr. Petlicord
brought an action for the recovery of the price
of the liorae. The Judge in his charge to the
Jury held that it was the duty of the Super-
:i-'i6to puss over and examine the road tu
t-ec ujiftherit is in a passable condition; that
:t is iK't necessary, as is generally supposed,
that thy should be notified that a road had
1 cc'iinc impassable by obstructions or other-
w:se ; that where a road has a bad location,
as through marshy ground, etc., they should
be more vigilent in observing the condition
thereof; and they are only excusable where
acts of Providence,.such as storms and flood
preclude the possibility of instant repair.
T.:e jury rendered a verdict in favor of Plain
t.fi' for 800 and costs.
The Crops and the Weather.
We glean a few items from the Tribune
wh-ch in.iv not be uninteresting. "In some
parts of Florida rain has not fallen for ten
weeks, and the cotton crop is not yet up, some
not even planted. Most of the Southern pa
pers complain of a general drouth. In Lan
caster co. Pa., the wheat fields, which prom
ised a bountiful increase but a few weeks ago,
now appear sericush; damaged by the fly; not
more than halfcrops are expected. In Lycom
ing county, the fly has also made its appear
ance, entirely destroying some fields. Where
iTiis destructive insect has not made its ap
pearance a large harvest is expected. In
JJ'rke co.r the fly has not made a general at
tack; only here and there a field has suffered.
In Dauphin co.f only one third of a crop is
rxpected, and in the vicinity of Greenrille,
Ohio, many fields will not pay for harvesting
In the Mohawk valley, A. Y., every thing
looks unusually promising."
Free Soil Democratic Convention
This body met at Ilarrisburg on the 1st
met., and continued in session two davs.
The following nominations were made: Wil
ham M. Stephenson, of Mercer, for Judge o
the Supreme Court; Dr. Robert Mitchell, o
Indiana, for Canal Commissioner; Neville B,
Craig, of Allegheny, for Auditor General ;
t.nd L. E. Carbon, of Montgomery, for Survey
Ihe second trial of Ann Wheeler at
Milwaukee, for the murderer of John W.
Lace, whom she accused of being her se
ducer, has been ,brought to a elose, and
the juryr after being out for four hours
rendered a verdict of "not guilty," on the
ground of insanity.
Anges Anderson, a young woman, in
dicted for the murder of a man named
Taylor, who had deceived and abandoned
her, has been tried at Augusta, Georgia
Benjamin Joder, Esq., has resigned
the Presidency of the Erie Railroad, in
consequence of impaired health. Samuel
?Iarth, Vice "President, U at present ac
ting us Presi&uir ;
For the Jeffersonian.
The School Master not abroad this
A School Teacher, in Hamilton township,
who thought he had been teaching the "young
ideas how to shoot" long enough, determined
to make his fortune by selling books. The
following is his oden
To eleven Famly Bibles ,
Dito to teen Mexican Wars
Dito to five Histories of tho World
Dito to one General view of the World
Dito to one Commentary
to one Christian Philosopher
to one Jlillcrs &, IWillrights guide
to one book the lives of Eminent Mechan
ics Observe that two of the Mexican wars are
to be in the German language.
The public debt of the borough of
Easton, as per the report of the borough
Auditors, is $33,778,06.
A rumor is in circulation, it is said,
that Judge Darrctt came into this judi
cial district merely for the purpose of ser
ving out Judge Eldrcd's term, and that he
will not consent to be a candidate for the
office at the ensuing clectiou. The rumor,
we arc requested to state by one who
professes to know, is entirely destitute of
foundation. Carbon Co. Gazelle.
Rates of Postage. '
It is not easy to keep always in mind
the required amount of postage on letters,
&c, under the law now in force. The
following convenient table of rates gives
the information required at a glance,' and
which we present to our readers with the
suggestion tb cut it out, and put it in
some convenient place, to save the trou
ble of asking and of having to answer
questions 'about it :
Letters Each half ounce, under 3000
miles, prepaid, 3 cents; unpaid, 5 cents.
Over 3000 miles, prepaid, 0 cents; unpaid
All printed matter in general Any where
in the United States first three ounces 1
cent: each subsenueut ounce, 1 cent. If
not prepaid, double these rates.
Kcicspapersand Pcriotlicals Paid quar
terly or yearly in advance first three
ounces, one-half cent each subsequent
ounce, one-half cent. And, if not weigh
ing over 1? ounce, in the State where pub
lished, one-fourth cent each ; and weekly
paper in the county where published, free.
Small newspapers and periodicals
published monthly or oftener, and pamph
lets of 10 octavo pages or less, when
sent in packages, weighing at least S oun
ces, prepaid, one-btilf cent an ounce.
Boohs Bound or unbound, weighing
not more than 4 lbs., may be sent by
mail. For each ounce, under 3000 miles,
prepaid 1 cent; unpaid, 1 cent; over
3000 miles, prepaid, ll cent, unpaid 3
Fractions over a single rate charges as
Periodicals, in the same sense used a
bove, arc publications issued once in three
months or oftner.
A Maine Woman Elected to Office.
The Eastern District, in Lincoln county,
has chosen a lady ibr Itegister of Deeds,
in place of Hezekiah Coombs, deceased,
over Sylvester, the regular Democratic
candidate. The returns show the election
of Miss Olive Rose, of Thomaston, former
ly an assistant to Mr. Coombs. She beat
her male antagonist more than two to
A highhanded outrage was perpetrated
a few nights since in Berlin township,
Wayne county, says the lDawnf by one
James Austin, a stage driver. The facts
appear to be as follows:
Austin called at the house of Mr. Tho
mas Norris and asked for a drink of cider
and subsequently, the loan of 'a dollar.-
These demands were acceded to, when he
impudently demanded five dollars more
The old gentleman, alone, and enfeebled,
dared not refuse. This new grant, in
stead of satisfying Austin, only stimulated
hiuijwhen he demanded an additional twen
ty-five dollars, threatening the old man's
life if he refused it.
By some means Norris got Austin out
of the house and fastened the door; where
upon, the latter made an attempt to get
in at the windows, breaking one or two
The old man having a loaded gun, warned
him to desist or he would shoot him.--
Austin still persisted in his attempt to en
ter the house, and the old man fired,
thinking to frighten him away. Suppo
sing from the silence that Austin had
cleared, the old man secreted his money
about his person, shouldered his gun, and
set off to give the alarm. Before he had
proceeded far, Austin waylaid him, and
wresting the gun from him, felled him to
the ground. 3Iis cries drew a neighbor
to the spot, when Austin decamped. To
crown his audacity, Austin had the old
maD arrested the nest day for threaten-
ing his life, and succeeded in swindling
him out of about fifty dollars to release
him. Austin has since been arrested
and lodged in jail to be tried at the nest
Sessions (if he does n't dig out!)
$aT One hundred and seventy-six
chickens, of the Cochin, China, Shanghai,
and other rare breeds, have been sold at
auction at New Orleans, for 31,572 55.
Two Hong Kong geese sold for $20, and
,two white Bremen-geeseor 12,? Colum
bia. (&. C.) Daily lifiniw..
r.Tom Utc Daily News.
The Execution of Arthur Spring.
Till: MURDERER OF EMEX LYNCH AM)
Some Account of his Life, by Himself
Silas last Words Upon the Gallows.
The dread sentence of the law was car
ried into effect on Friday last, upon Ar
thur Spring, sr., murderer of Ellen Lynch
and llonora Shaw, iu tho yard of the
county prison, iu Philadelphia, in pres
ence of a large concourse of persons.
springs' life and confession.
On the 8th and 0th of the present month.
Spring gave to the Rev. Messrs. Street,
and Kensil, who were in attendance upon
him, a narrative of his life and what he
wished to be understood to be his dying
declaration in regard to the murders im
puted to him. In it he states that his
lather was a Presbvterian and his moth
er a Catholic; that he came to this coun
ty at an early age, and worked at labor
ing for some time; he then started a store
iu 3Iarkct street, a confectionary in which
for a period he did remarkably well, but
he finally lost considerable on perishable
fruit which he bought. Though he was
married in Ireland, he married soon after
his arrival in this country a Miss Marga
ret Carr, by whom he had sis children.
After alluding to hi? reverses of fortune,
aud to his removal to New York, he de
tails particularly the account of his arrest
and conviction in New York for robbing
a man named Dillon, of which he protes
ted his innocence. ' It happens that his
son Arthur wascharged with theft in that
city, also, of which the father said he was
innocent, for the robbery was committed
by the man alleged to be robbed. He
then goes onto reiterate the same story
as told by him on other occasions. "We
give this in his own words as copied from
" On the night of the murder I went
to my bed at 7 o'clock. When I went
up stairs the boy followed me. I had my
coat off. 'Are 'ou going to bed V said
he. I took my handkerchief from my
pocket, and he tied it about my head.
So I went to bed, and he went down stairs;
and after he went down stairs the little
girl came into my room. I looked and I
heard the door open, and I thought it
was the boy come back again. She went
out, and the boy came back in about five
minutes, and said he had been delivering
some books for Mary Ann Maguire. lie
asked me for the liquor, which he put up
in tho bottle in the evening. I told him
it was where he left it. So I said 'ddn't
deliver the liqqor to-night.' lie said, 'I
am going there anyhow.' This was after
he had delivered the books. 'I promised
her (Mrs. Shaw) I would take it to her,'
said he. I promised it to her last night,
when I was on her lap.' lie reached
there about eight o'clock, and she receiv
ed him and took him into John W. Car
roll's room. She said she had a young
man aud a young woman up stairs and
my boj- stood in the front room until a-
bout five minutes past eight, when they
woBt away. Then he and Mrs. Shaw
had a drink together, so he started and
said he would go and se'e where father
was, and said, 'I will be back again,' and
at half-past eight he reached where the
boys were, and there he remained playing
dominoes until a quarter to ten o'clock,
and then he came back to Maguire's, and
stopped in the bar-room until 12 o'clock,
and then he told Maguire, 'father is in
So Maguire closed up at 12 o'clock.
He then started down to Mrs Shaw's, and
Mrs. Shaw was a crying, and told him
she had liked to set the house on fire, and
Mrs. Lynch had come down stairs and
hollowed and pulled her off the settee,
and said you are going to set the house
on fire. Mrs Lynch put the fire out.
This was the time the neighbors thought
the murder was committed. So my son
and Mrs. Shaw went to work and finished
the bottle. He then went for the money in
the trunk, lurs. Lynch heard him at
the trunk, and followed him down stairs
lie then left and ran out and came home
and came up stairs to me, and told me
what he had done, as above stated, lie
asked me for my pocket-book. I said
"Have you not one of your own ?' He
said " Mine is too large." I asked him
what he wanted with it, and said that he
could find it in my pantaloons' pocket.
There was nothing said about the money
The boy left the room, and I did not
see him or know where he was until mor
ning. When I got up in the
there were three new shirts on the table.
He told me to put on a new shirt, " for
the shirt is broke and bloody from the
light with Carroll." 1 said, "No, my
shirts are clean enough ;" but he insisted
on it, andT took off my two shirts and fol
ded them up, and put them under the ta
ble. In the morning I was called, about
7 o clock, to breakfast. I then asked my
boy, " Where did you get those shirts?
lie said he got the money that was in that
trunk. I asked him how much if lie
said he did not know. I told him I would
bo suspected. " No," says he, "I can
prove you was in bed."
The boy was very uneasy, so after
breakfast I went into the bar-room, and
played dominoes with Tom Maguire.'
My son went out j I did not know where
he went. It was raining hard. Some
time after he came back, wet from the
rain. John Maguire said to him, "this
is a bad day to be out." He seemed to
be uueasy, and in about half hour the of
ficers came and asked for a man by the
name of Spring. I said, "lam the man."
They arrested me, and I asked the offi
cers what I was taken for. They then
informed me that it was for the murder
of Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Lynch.
Although the boy brought home the
money, lie never tolu nic that he murder
ed the women, neither do I believe he liad
any hand in it, nor do I believe he knew
anything about the murder, for if he had,
he would have told me that night. These
are my dying words. About Christmas
time I frequently went to Mrs.. Shaw, and
was on very intimate terms with her.
In regard to the murder of Mr. Rink.
I have no knowledge whatever; I never
saw him, nor was I ever in his store nei
ther do I know where his store was, ex
cept that I heard where it was through the
Iu regard to the murder of Mr. Hope,
I never knew the man or heard of him
until after I was in prison. This is all I
have' to say.
In order to lay all the particulars of
the execution before our readers, wo pro
ceeded to the prison early yesterday morn
ing. It was about half past eight when
we reached there, and we found few per
sons cither within or without the prison.
None of the public functionaries had yet
arrived. The few minutes we had to
spare were devoted to the inspection of
the interior of the prison, which we found
to exhibit its usual cleanliness and good
order. The keepers were all at their
posts, and nothing except a few more than
the number of visitors usually found with
in, indicated that anything unusual was
to be enacted. We found the prison in
spectors, Mrs. Crowell and Fletcher, at
tending to their duties, and learned that
they had been there from six o clock, A
M. We learned from these gentlemen
that the condemned had slept well tha
uicrlit. The Rev. Mr. Street and Rev
Win. Alexander having divded the nigh
with him. To Mr. Car coll. who visited
him at an early hour in the morning, he
said that he felt very lomfortable and
willing to die that holshould go to tlu:
galloiccs like a man. Atjhc same time he
shed tears copiously, shoeing that he was
fully sensible of his situation. Ihe llev
Messrs. Street and Ken jtl remained in
his cell till midnight, duSing which time
Arthur was asked how he. iclt. lie an
swered " I never felt better in my life ; I
never murdered no person and I expec
to die a Christian ; I believe in the Lord
Jesus Christ, that he alone can forgive
my sins, and wash my soul m ilis blood
and that He alone can save me, and I
never did believe anything else. I also
believe in the Resurrection of the body
and in a judgment to come, and Life ev
erlasting after death, and that every man
must give an account of every action o
his life, whether it be good or evil, and
in a place of happiness for the good, and
a place of misery for the wicked."
To a question put to him with the open
Bible in his hand, "Do you feel that Ood
for Christ's sake, accepts you and forgives
you ? He answered, " I trust he does
and death doe3 not trouble me. " lo
aucstiou nut to him. " Do you, in the
fear of God, before whom you will ap
pear in a few hours, forgive every one who
has in any way injured you lie an
swered "I do, and I trust He will forgive
me, as I forgive them."
In the course of the conversation the
prisoner asked Mr. Street if bo believed
him guilty, and he answered he did, where
upon Spring said that he could not tel
all the murders he knew without implica
ting his son. Afterwards he denied al
Knowledge or the murders, opnng, a
mong other things, said that he did not
intend to die as soon as was thought
that he intended to eat a good dinner be
fore he left. This was said iu a jocu
lar manner altogether unsuited to the so
lemnity of the scene. He then related an
anecdote of two men, in the old country
who had made a wager as to thqir swim
ming powers. When they met, one had a
loaf of bread under his arm, the other
walleton his back. The one with the wallet
asked the other what he was doing with a
loaf of bread. He replied that he expected
to be gone for several hours, and that he
had provided a meal ; the one with a wal
let was asked what he was doing with it,
to which he replied that he expected to
be gone for a week and had made ample
provision. Spring regarded this as good
joke, and said that he was going on
long journey and he would go well pro
At about 9 o'clock, Marshal Kcyecr ar
rived with a large force, and a portion of
his men were stationed at the north ave
nue to prevent those not duly authorized
from passing around to the space where
the gallows was erected. AlsoU. S.iMar
shal Wynkoop and Deputies, Ilis Honor
the Mayor of the city, several of the city
and county magistrates, and representa
tives of the municipal corporations, j
The weather could not have been ciore
pleasant, except that the sun became a
little warm before mid-day.
The Sheriff arrived between nine and
ten o'clock, accompanied by his Dpputics,
and his arrival, as is usual, created some
Wm. 13. Reed, Esq.,
the District kt-
torncy, reached the prison at an early
hour, bringing a letter from Governor
Rigler, in answer to one sent him, to know
if there was any hope of pardon or respite
and the answer was decidedly in the nega
tive. The criminal maintained his com
posure during ihe reading of the letter,
and at the close, protested his innocence
in the strongest terms.
From ten to eleven o'clock, the num
ber within the prison walls was increased
to not less than five hundred persons
some estimated the number at considera
bly more. After half-past ten, it having
been whispered that the excution would
take place about eleven, the excitement
within increased, but all was order and
quiet, few talking above the ordinary
tone or voice. At a lew minutes of eleven
the Sheriffs principal deputies commen
ced to arrange the procession.
The Sheriff at this time was with the
prisoner, together with the Clergyman in
attendance, as follows: Rev. John Street,
Rev. R. T. Kensil, Rev. William Alex
ander, and Rev. Mr. Allen. Then reli
gious exercises were gone through with ap
propriate to the occasion, in which Spring
At precisely 11 o'clock, all things be
ing in readiness, the condemned was
brought from his cell in company with
the clergyman aforementioned, the sheriff,
Mr. Freed, the keeper of the Prison, the
executioner, and the Marshal of Police.
Artbiir Spring, the condemned, was
dressed in a straw hat, (under which was
the cap to shroud his face,) dark bang up
coat, dark vest, and gray pants, flis
arms were pinioned behind him, and he
walked, with a firm step, between the
On the way to the gallows, the clergy
men sung a hymn, but the prisoner made
no effort to join in.
The jact-ketch on this occasion was a
negro, as we were informed, who wore a
grotesque mask, representing a blooming
youth. He was dressed in the prison
garb, had his hands gloved, and wore a
cap much like that of Spring.
PROCESSION TO THE GALLOWS.
Mr. Anthony Freed took the right of the
procession to the gallows. He was fol
lowed by the executioner. Next the
prisoner, with the Clergymen and sheriff.
Then followed the Marshal and police
board, wearing their badges. Next the
Sheriff's Jury and Special Deputies.
Then came the reporters of the press, and
after these the citizens who were invited
to witness the execution.
On the way to the gallows there was
considerable confusion and disorder a
mong those who were placed so as to fall
in at the close of the procession, but who
wanted to break the line, and be among
the first on the hanging ground. The
Marshal's Police finally restored order,
but not without much effort.
The prisoner was the first lo ascend the
scaffold, followed by the clergymen, the
Sheriff 'and Marshal of Police. The
hangman did not go up until after relig
ious exercises were over.
The Sheriff's Jury, the Police board,
the Reporters, and various functionaries,
were ranged in a circle round the gallows.
The condemned bore himself with a good
deal of coolness. The parties being all
arranged on the scaffold, the proceedings
were as follows :
Rev. John Street said : Arthur Spring,
you have been convicted of the murder
ot Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Lynch. The ex
ecution of that sentence is now to take
place. I have not ceased to warn you
of the nccesity of repentance, and your
making your peace with God. Are you
guilty of the murder of thoso women ?
Arthur Spring with much feeling, re
plied, is o, sir ! no, sir !
Rev. Mr. Street, (resuming.) it has
also been alleged, and the Grand Jury
have brought a true bill against you in
regard to the murder of Mr. Rink An
you guilty or not guilty of that murder
Arthur Spring. I never saw the man
m my life.
Rev Mr. Street. I have but one more
question to ask you. Before God, wh
sees you, and in whose presence you are
soon to stand is your son, Arthur Spnu
Jr., entirely clear of tho murder of thos
Arthur Spring I believe that he is,
believe that he had nothing more to d
with it than 1 had.
Rev. Mr. Street. May God have mer
cy on your soul. It is all I have to say
Mr. It. T Kensil (those on the scaf
fold kneeling down, ) prayed as follows
Almighty God, the Father of our spirts
the Redeemer of our soul, whose eyes are
now upon us, who knows the secrets o
all our hearts, we would approach th
mercy seat on this solemn occasion through
merits and righteousness of our Lord Je
sus Christ, and humbly beseech Thee to
look now upon this condemned man, who
is to pay the penalty by the forfeiture o
his life. We humbly beseech Thee, O
Lord God, as thou art acquainted with
the secrets of his heart, and as Ihou wel
knowest who was the murderer of those
for whoso death he is now to suffer, if he
is guilty. The condemned here shook
his head violently.
Rev. Mr. Kensil (continuing) to move
his heart. Do Thou, oh Lord, so move
him that he may declare, before God, his
Maker, whether he is the guilty man or
not. And, oh Lord God, we humbly be
scch Thee compassionately to look upon
him in mcrcv-. to forgive his sins, and re
ceive him to lhyselr. We would pray
for our Heavenly Father to extend Ilis
mercy to that boy and those gisls, his
children ! And, oh may the spirit of the
Lord guide them, and may they find mer
cy among mankind, and may they find
mercy in God! We pray Thee to take
us all into Thy heaveniy keeping; prepare
us for the events of Thy providence; re
ceive this man and, finally, all this multi
tude here, m Heaven, through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rev. Mr. Street lie tells us that his
son is entirely innocent of the murder.
He made that statement last night at mid
night to me in his cell, and he now de
clares before this multitude that tho stain
of blood is not upon the skirts of his boy
Arthur Spring Gentlemen: 1 will go
urther and say
Here ho was drawn into conversation
with those around him.
Rev. Mr. Kensil then advanced to the
'ront of the scaffold and said : lie wish
ed to say, "Gentlemen, and I will declare
t for him."
Arthur Spring approached his side,
and in a clear tone of voice spoke to those
before the gallows as follows : "Gentle
men, I went to bed that night about sev
en o'clock, and never got out of my bed
until I was called to my breakfast in the
morning. I never knew anything of the
murder until the officers told mc of it."
After tho religious exercises on the
scaffold were over, the Rev. Mr. Alexan
der took a black handkerchief from the
Ipnsoners neck, and Jack Ketch being
at hand, the straw hat was lifted off of
Spring's head, and the white cap drawn
oyer his face; the rope was then adjusted,
and the prisoner's hand was shaken by
the clergymen, the Sheriff and the Mar
shal. , The Sheriff was tho last qh the scaffold.
Immediately upon his descending, the two
props on the outer edge of the scaffold
were removed and the next moment, amid
broathloss silence at precisely 17 minutes
after 11 o'clock, the drop fell. The neck
was broken by the fall, though the knot
worked around to the back of the head.
The fellon, however seemed to die ea
sy. In about two rainutoa after the fall
he gave several convulsive shakes and two
or three twitches of the shoulder?, and all
appeared to be over.
At precisely 17 minutes of 12 o'clock
he was pronounced dead and cut down.
The body was removed to one of the rooms
of the prison to await the order of his son.
The crowd outside was quite large, and
great efforts were made to scale the walls.
One person did get on the wall, and
maintained his place to the end. The
house tops and the trees in the neighbor
hood were all crowded.
The Pennsylvania State Agricultural
Society has issued a paniphlet containing
the list of premiums and regulations for
the third annual exhibition, which will be
held in Pittsburg in the latter' part of
September. The list of premiums is ve
ry extensive and liberal. There is no
distinction in regard to the residence of
exhibitors. All articles of exhibition
must be directed to the care cf Mr. Oli
ver P. Shiras, Pittsburgh.
The Lancaster Whig- says, that that
city was lately visited by an Irishman
from Philadelphia, in quest of a wife.
He sought several placea in vain, to meet
an object worthy of his adoration, and fi
nally called at the Poor House of the
countv, when Fate and a woman smiled
upon him. His spontaneous affection was
reciprocated ; and the two made one.
On Wednesday last, the parties left for
Philadelphia to take up their residence.
The prize won with so much ease, is of
more than ordinary value, as the groom
at once becomes the father of three prom
The Greatest Curiosity.
A curiosity greater than any ever ex
hibited here, has just been discoved by a
hitherto respectable inhabitant of this ci
ty. It is a man that saw the saw that
sawed the pine plank that produced the
dust by which a friend was enabled to
"to plank down the dust." He has been
7Foo and its ProsjKcls. We are at a
loss what to advise our friends about wool
for the coming clip. It is the opiuion of
those who are the best informed on the
subject, that wool will command a higher
price early in the season, than it will
three months from this time, and the more
judicious and careful dealers are reluc
tant to buy this season. Time must de
termine the corrections of this opinion.
We quote wool, as follows: Common
grades, 35 cents; half and three-fourths
blood, 40 cents; full-blood Merino, 50
cents ; the average price of this country
wool, 40 cents. Syracuse Central JSeio
The New Bedford Mercury mentions r
nondescript species of reptile, in the pos
session of a citizen of N. B. In its gen
eral appearance it resembles a frog, ex
cept that it has a long tail. lfthas two
horns in it3 forehead, and its mosaic skin
of beautiful colors is also covered with
spikelets. Its little eyes are bright and
selfish. This beautiful stranger came all
the way from Brazos, in a vessel recently
We have been informed that a locomo
tive, despatched from Laporte to Chicago
for physicians to attend Mr. Doxater, rarf
the entire distance and back m one hour
and forty minutes. The distance is fifty-eight
miles each way, 'making a speed
of one hundred and sixteen" miles in one
hundred minutes. Co7isla7iti?ic Mercurv.
Illinois Peach Crop. The editor of tho
Alton Telegraph says : We have been en
gaged for some da's past in trying to re
lieve our trees b' picking off the supera
bundant fruit, removing overcharged limba
&c, and have found it an almost intermi
nable task. In many cases small shoots.
less than one inch in length, are burden
ed with four or five peaches, and though
countless thousands have fallen or been
removed from almost every tree, they aro
still much too full for perfect safety.
utner iruit is also very abundant in this
An amusing scene took place on the
steamer Baltimore, iust as she was leav
ing for Cleveland. A rough looking cta.
nious came aboard with a bull do at his.
leels. alking directlv into tho nffi .
he individual says to the clerk : 'Strani
ger I want to leave my dog in this hero
office, until tho boat starts: I'm afraid
somebody will steal him.' 'You cant dn
it,' said the clerk, 'take him out.' ' Well
tranger, that's cruel, but you're both dis-
positioned alike, and he's kinder compa
ny for you.' Take him out roared tho
clerk. 'Well, stranger, I don't think
you're honest, and you want watching
lore, Lull, sit down here, and watch that
ellow sharp,' and the individual turnpd
on his heel, saying 'put him out stran
ger it lie s troublesome.- The do lav
there when the boat started", watohino
the clerk, who gave him thtf better half 6f.
;i Dangerous Horse.--An old
named Develin, father of Charles Develin
residing in North Sixth-st New York''
was nearly killed by a savage horse be
longing to tho son while coin? into thn
stall to feed him. The horso first caught?
hold of his right side with his teeth,-lacerating
it and breaking several ribs, and
afterwards caught hold of his arm and
tore up the flesh in a frightful manner.
oeverai persons were present, but could:
not succeed in making him loose his hold
until ho received sever.il heaw hW,
ver the head with a olub. The owner
was recently fined S25 in consequence d
the horse attacking a person while paVa-