We have heard f rom several who " swore off" on the lst of January. and thoy are as faithful as a settÍDg hen. On Friday last Gus. Bower, George Nisle's blacksmith, put on 112 horse-shoes betwecn 8 a. m. and 6 p. m. He put on 40 in the forenoon and 72 in the afternoon. We learn that James A. Robison, son oí Hon. John J. ltobison, who went to Atlanta, Ga., last fall, has made an engagement for the coming year with a eonfectionery fiim there. uun Krom the Obscrvcr. Mr. John (. liiiubengayer, of Lodi, claims to le tho "boss" thresher, as he throshcd 81,550 bu.-hels of Krain in 110 ilaj, the past soason. ( 'anndian parties are engaged in getting out largc quantitie. of shiptimber a few miles south of this place, to be shipped direct to Kngland. They pay $70 per thouoand cubic fcet, in the tree. The Univer.ialijsl social, at Mooreville, bul Friday cvenins, we undcrsiand, was largcly altendcd and ncltcd tbc society ¦MÓt #30. The next-onewill be licld at lbo residrncc of Mr. Westtill, on the Elidge road, Friday evening, Fob. 4th. Mr. Samuel Crittenden met witb (iute a serious accident on Monday last. He was .oading ¦ .saw-log on a sleigh, when it rulled off and struik bis lont, breakipg ome bones, and otherwise badly bruising it. It wil] probably lay him op several weeks. And nnw Mr. (i. L. Hoyt, one ( uur farmer friends, a few miles south-wcst of ikk place, "fakes tlie cake" on heavy boef. On Monday last, he butebered a -icer, 21 montbs old, that dresod 044 pounda. The hide weighed 81 i pounds. If aDy one can beat this we would like very niuch to hear from them.