The wheat in this vicinity has been struck with the rust and the prospect is a very small erop. The oats are from one-fourth to one-half smut. The hot weather after the rains, explains the matter. On Wednesday morning Ju'.y il, Mr. Jacob Myer supposed he had lost a valuable flock of sheep, and after looking a day and night for them, he found them, with his other ñock in a piece of woods on his place. On Friday, July i$th, Mr. F. A. Shuart came very near loosing his life. He was helping James Hanby at his saw-mill, and in rolling a log on the saw block his cant hook slipped letting the log come towards him. He made a jumpand landed on top of the ,losc just in time to save both legs from being crushed.