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(Tlc 3cffcvsonian. Tiiurstlny, Jnjse IG, I85SJ. WHIG NOMINATIONS. FOR CANAL COMMISSIONER, 21 OSES FOiAJX, LaticaslerCounty TOR AUDITOR RENRKAI., ALEX. It. ITIoCr.UIiK, Franklin Co. SURVEYOR fJKNERAI., 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 tr General. 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 and acquitted. 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 time! 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 10 cents. 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 cents. Fractions over a single rate charges as one rate. 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 one. Baring Robber! 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) HONOR. SHAW. 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 the Argus. " 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 bed.' 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 then 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 papers. 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. THE EXECUTION. 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 vided. 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 excitemcnt 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 joined. 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. THE CONDEMNED 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 clergymen. On the way to the gallows, the clergy men sung a hymn, but the prisoner made no effort to join in. THE EXECUTION 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 SCAFFOLD. 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 women i 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. Easily Pleased. 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 ising children. 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 caged. 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 Yorker, May2Q. Koiidcsript Reptile. 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 arrived. Great Speed. 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 neighborhood. 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. his office. ;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- ing him.