LOCAL EEWS ITEMS. Brevities. —The crop of potato bugs will apparent- ly be a light one in this section the present season, —The ring and clatter of the mowing machine is now universal throughout the town. —Excursion No. 1, to Niagara Falls via Erie railway, takes place next Sunday, July 3d. Tickets from Rochester, $1.50, —The project of turning the old Catholic church into a tavern fell through, and so did the structure itself. It is now being used for kindling wood. —The \Day we celebrate' 1 \Glorious Fourth,\ &c, is near at hand and the fire- works are still nearer. —Surveyors and engineers for the new Rochester and Hemlock Lake .Railway, were in this vicinity last week. The route lies about twenty rods west of and parallel! with the main street of this village. —The work of laying the wall for the new Catholic Church of Rush is progress-j ing rapidly. The corner-stone ceremonies will be held next Sunday, —Patrolmen in the city of Rochester have been instructed to search for small boys using toy cartridge pistols, and when one is found to remove the dangerous toy. —George M. Pullman, the \palace car prince\ proposes to supply the West Shore Railroad company with palatial sleeping and drawing-room fears, that will \make the Central-Hudson Company ashamed of itself. \> —In our last issue we promised to give some s ta1>tics, clcsciiptk-i \i &c, of some large-new barns lately built in this section but as oui'COpy has not arrived we are un- able to do so, —A party of boys trespassed upon the premises of Anson Euler, by throwing stones, &c. They were under arrest yes- terday and are held for trial. They will perhaps find out in the end that justice does not sympathize with such lawlessness. —Mr. Horace J. Green arrived in Roch- ester this morning, in charge of his ele- gant new stage wagon and the news budg- et for the ECHO. Friday is. proverbial for bad luck, but Horace will undoubtedly make a success of it. —As the Post-office department have a- gaiii refused to admit the ECHO to the \rates\ and have enforced the \one-cent law instead, we have had some thoughts of dropping the ECHO and starting a large, 8-page young-folks' paper. If we should do this (which is only a supposition,) our present subscribers would lose nothing by ^the change, as they would receive the mag- azine instead of this paper, and at the same price. And every month we would offer one dollar in prizes for the best solutions of the puzzles to be published. This offer would be open to subscribers only. What we need is a popular and able man to edit and conduct such a paper, and when we find him we will commence the work. W- L. p. wpep, JEWELER, 16 East Avenue, Rochester. The publisher of this paper will receive orders for cleaning and repairing Jewelry, and guarantee the work, Prices reasonable.