fltmi $j |$MI istetfi Brevities. —This is very nice weather. —Who has not gone to the races to-day ? —The number of accidents in the last two weeks has helped to keep the doctors busy. —Mr. S. H. Kinsey has a field of sugar- canes, out of which he proposes to make molasses. —We understand the M. E. Sunday- school will have a picnic at Avon Springs next-week Thursday. —The Albany Journal gives currency to a rumor that the West Shore road will be in running order May 1 1882. —A fine map of Pine Grove Cemetery, drawn by the surveyor, is on exhibition in the post-ofiice in this village. —\Father Mc Cartney's\ Lima cornet band passed through this village this morn- ing, and favored us with \that same old tune.\ Isn't this getting monotonous ? —We have increased the subscription price of the ECHO to 35 cents; but those who subscribe before our next issue may have it at the former price, none after that, —A running race took place last Satur- day on James S. Green's track, for a purse of fifteen dollars, betw r een Miles Doran of Rush, and Thomas Ashe of Mendon. The latter won the race in two heats. —A base-ball-nine is in process of organ, ization in this village. It is composed of- boys from ten to twenty years old. The first game will be played next week Satur- day. —On Thursday July 29th, a small barn which stood across the road from Pine Grove, owned by Michael Cramer, caught fire and was burned. We did not learn the cause of the fire. Miraculous Escap'e, An accident, of which we have not heard the equal in some time, happened on July 29th near West Rush. A thresher with the water-tank behind it w r as descending the steep hill east of Mr. David Martin's house when a bolt slipped out of the neck-yoke. The horses were thrown over and over, through a fence, to the bottom of the ravine. The machine followed them in the same manner, and landed wrong side up. A man who was on it went flying through the air, but was not hurt in the least. The sepa- rator was somewhat damaged, but not seri- ously. Mishaps last Satuurday. No. 1. Joseph Weisham while at work at work for D. C. Thomas, fell a distance of nine feet and struck upon his hips. He lay insensible for some time, but finally re- covered and walked to the village. No. 2. Erastus Harris came to see the race, with a team of young horses that ran away, broke the wagon and threw him out. He was not much hurt, and after George Waldron had applied some adhesive plaster to his nose, he went down to see the race. No. 8. Some one tied a horse to a tall post in front of Mr. Sawyer's shop, where the flies bothered it until it became desper- ate and commenced to walk around the post. This was continued until the wagon was hung up by one hind-wheel, when some one came to the rescue. An Acknowledgement. We have just received the August num- ber of Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine which contains, beside the usual amount of interesting and instructive reading, a beau- tiful colored plate of the '•Punctatum Lily\ These plates alone are worth the price of the magazine. Send for specimen to James I Vick, Rochester N. Y.