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. 1 - H KEW SERIES, VOL. 9, NO. 52. SUNBUIIY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, FA. SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1S57. OLD SERIES, VOL- 17. NO 2& " ' ' rr i "T i . .,.. .. .. ... The Sunbury America n. I'CBLISHIiD EVERY SATURDAY BY H. B. MASSER, Market Square, Sunbury, Penna. JSRMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. TWO IVHXAIiS r" """ P"1 lM,'r vsnrly ,n eilvnrce. So pp.r ili.cutiliiiU.a' uutil Lt sir.iisw ar ""ah eunnndiiKitlPiii or letters on l.owne relating o 111. otiie, to wsuia attenlioH, mu be 1 OSi l'All. TO CI.UBS. T ire copies lo on sttilress, S.v.n l" H Filifrn Uo Vo 6600 10 VI) sooo Fire MIrs In advance Will pay for tlir yar'sob eriniiollt" !' American. Puliiiuters will nlense set as .out Agents, snd frans ur containing .ub.cripti.in money laey arc piH ed to do tin. auder His Post O.lice Law. TERMS OF AUVK TISINO. One !q"c " l'2 l,,,r 9. ,,'n", K.vctv o.tqum iii.ctlHin, nt niiiie, 3 nionlhe, ix months, . q"1',"110.rc.M of Five line., P" ., Merekmia ..! "H. "leni;iin by the ve.r, with te privilego of inserting ilitfcr.nt uaVeitisemeuls weekly. ir iMvi Advertisement, as per agreement. JOB PB.1NT1NO. . .i ,iik our establishment I 100 95 300 600 BOO 300 1(00 well elected JOUOKKICK, wln-li willennhle us to execute n the .ie.tt .lvic1evvntieiT of pruning. ATTORNEY AT LAW, surTBumr, pa. Business attended to in the Counties ol ior--UntmberlanJ, Union, Lycoming Montour aud Jolumhia. Reference in Philadelphia: Hon. Job rJTr. .n, Chi... Oinbons, Soiuers . S,io.Hr., I.i.iii Smith ifc Co. LOCUST "MOUNTAIN COLLIERY ir tt T fll 17 AO TI ANTHRACITE COAL, 'rom the Mammoth Vein, for Furnacei, Found rics.SienmbjaU and Family ue; Bis-LiL., &z9 1r. CiKMkL, iXllltTUtrMBiriLASU CouTf, 1a. SIZES OF COAL. LUMP, for Blast Furnaij and Cupola. STEAMBOAT, fur Steamboats, Uot Air Furnaces and Steam. BROKEN, j..or Grates, Stoves and Stca. STOVE, For Stovea, Steam and burning NUT, I-'-ne- , . . , PEA, for Limeburnera and muking bteam. OrJern received at Mt. Carmo.l or Northum jerland Wharf, will receive ,.rom,.t aUerM.on. M. 13. 15 D. J.LEWl-, WILLIAM ML'IR. May 3, 1856. if DiLWORTH "BRANSON & CO. Hardware lilerchaiits, Having removed from No. 69 to No. 73 Market Street, Phtladeluhia, Are prepared, with greatly increased facilities, lofifl ordur. for HA1U! Wft JIK OT every nnr.T nr. beat terms, from a full asaorimeni, inc..B awortment, including I 'Country merchants and others will find it to their interest to call nd examine our stock be fore purchasing elsewhere. April CS, 1856. ly . XT. S. 03T -A (i "God and our Xatire Land." . -Vf?QUEHANN A CAMP, No. 29, of Cye O. 5 of the U.S. A. holdsitsslstedaeasionaeveo MoM.r evening in their New Hall, opposite E. Y. Brights store. Sunbury, Pa. limitation and regalia, 2,00. jt. J 81HNDEL, W. C. Levi SeAhhoLtz, 1. S. Sunbu;y. January 10, 1857 oct 80 55 O. OF XJ. 3Vl s -"UNUUIIY COUNCIL. No. :iu, u. oi t.'. n. M. meets every TriiAT evening m American Hall, opposite B. V. Bngiii. siore Market street, Snnbury, Pa. Membra of llie order are respectfuUy "J",' a S. S. Hr.tiHitii, R. S. Sunbury, Jan. 6, 1857 oct 20. 55. WASH INUTON CAM P, No. 19 J. 8. of A h.dJa ita staUd mcclings every 1 hursday evening. i '' American Hall, Market Street. Su"'JUry- VM. II. MUSSELMAN, P. A. A. PnissLT.n. K. s. Sunbury. July 5, 1850 tf. Flour, I'ced and Provision store. SEAS1I0LTZ & PETER Y, .... .1.1 Ca Broadway, between Mark y i,iuc(Lierry RESPECTFULLY inform the citizens 1 . .t. tKttf ImvA of Sunbury and vkinitv that they have just ...;. ...1 lrL-e und well selected asiurtment sfi-iioice consiHiing in part of lUins, Shoulders, Mackerel, H.rrinor. Whim Fih. Cod Fish, Salt Preii'ived I'mii. Pickles. Crackers, Cheese, Molasi.es, Kice, ,ior. Codec, fcrecu, roasted and ground,) Ir- jierial. Young Hyson, Gunpowder and Black Teas, Cedar-ware Stone-ware, Soaps, brubhes 5)low and wash lines, boots and shoes, tobacco, egr, &c, together with every article usually .iound in a first class Grocery Store, all of which Ivill be sold at llui lowest prices, cither for cash or country produce. We are also prepared to aup jjily the citizens with Iresh bread, twist, rolls; pies, pretzels and cakes of every kind. N. B. The highest cash prices will be paid for butter and efc?s, cam, oats, rye and wheat. Sunbury, May 31, 1856 "ley raj "Q2"isO: X A. J. CONP.AD, HOLLOWING HUN. K" Al'EC'J'FULLY infornm the pu!ie that ng I has rrjilviiUhcd Ins bt-jre with an ex cclllkliliss ittineut of New Goods just received Iroj1 AfU'iladelphia, which he will sell on terms s jivealile us any nther estublisbment. His a was rtut consists in part of CLOl li, CA8S1ME1IES 6c SATTINETT, '.'.'inter Wears fur men and hoys, alls',, lea and prices L,n1k'tt II rv Uood. Consisting of Black Silks, Merinos, Alpacas, De Lainea, Calicoes, Ginghams, Muslins, Trim mings, Ac. Also a Iresh supply of GROCERIES of all kinds. HARDWARE and ttUEENSWARE, Codarware, Brooms, &c. Also a large assort ment of Boot, and Shoes, suitable for Men Wo men and Children. Hats and Capa,'8ilk HaU, and all uooJs usually kept in a Country Store. All the above named sock of goods will be asld iinaitiveiv at low D rices for cash, or in ex change for country produce, at the highest market price, ' Hutlowtaf Roa, K. W, lASiVi-l. EVANS 3s GO'S GREAT OIFTBOOK 8ALE. 400 BRODWAY, NEW YORK. ' Gold Jewelry given away to' I'urchuser of Books. All Books will be aold a low a ran be had at other Store., many of them for leaa New Dooka received daily. A Gift varying in value from S5 cents to $100, given witt eachtbook at the lime it ia void. Having on hand a very large atock of new and valuable Books, and aa onr motto h "Large sales and small gains than ran be had elsewhere. Any took published in New York or Philadelphia will be promptly sent gift included, on receipt of publisher's price. Catalogues of Books and Presents, containing full explanations will be sent free to all parts of the country. The most literal inducements are offered to Agents. Any person by sending us an order ror ten books, with money inclosed, will be entitled to an extra Book and Gift. All orders for books, containiog money, (to ensure perfect safety,) should be registered at the 1 ost Unice where they are mailed, and dirce teJ to Evan St Co., 409 Broadway. New York JJeferenre. M. Thomas it 8ons., South 4th street, Philadelphia ; J. B. Lippincott 4- Co., Philadelphia ; D. Appleton Ac Co, Broadway, New Vork ) l)erby if Jackson, Nassau atreet, New York. . . BTSENDFORA CATALOGUE. . EVANS & CO., Principal Store 409 Broadway, New York. -, Branch Stores at 135 Chextnut Street, Thiladel pbia and at Washington, D. C. December 20, 1856. P3m 4 t.ast but not lA-asf. N,K W ARRIVAL OF FALt AND WINTER GOODS! -Ira T. Clement XO. I, CqiiFEIl OF. J I ARK El SQUARE, A S just received a large supply of Fallend 'Winter Goods. He will rionfintiA to sell T)rv GnoHa anil Gro. cenes CHfiAPEIf than ever, as his goods are bought cheep thejtyiil be sold cheap. lie fuels confident wh his experience and atilltv. that he can aoniWjfe with the World at larjje aadrbTary in jmticalar. He would enumerate articles if tuCcand space would permit. ' " It is enough to say that he has everything in the line of Dry Goods, Groceries, A large Stock of Beady-Made CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, j-c, that is kept in any othef store in town, and Hi. banner is on the hreeS. And long may it wave O'er hud of the free, And the home of the brave Whit, her Stars andher Stripe Shine out like the Sun, Telling all nation Thnt Freedom's begun. This is a free country as was proved by the lMinn nf It nrliflnan n, thjl AA'fUilv Urtrl. therefore it is free for all to do their Ir.din'wUere they can BUY ho CHEAPEST. All are invi- ted to call and see. ! THE COUNTRY, as well at the town are respectfully invited, and every person, rich or poor, high or low, bond or free are invited to call at No. 1 Markket Square, opposite the Court House. P. S. He is not to be undersold by any man or combination of men. No charge for showing goods. All kinds of produce ( taken in exchange for goods. Sunbury, Dec. 50, 1856. ""'"iDETiSTDR-" GEORGE 11ENX, ANNOUNCES to the citizens of Sunbury sn4 virintv. that he Imaonened an ollicein Sun bury, above U. J. Wulvcrton's oflice opposite C. Weavers Hotel, where ho is prepared to attend to all kinds of work belonging to the profusion, in the latest and must improved style. All work well done and warranted. December 13, 1850. OYSTERS ! OYSTERS! ! Fresh from Baltimore every Morning. VANDYKE AND VAN DEN EK EH, Northumberland Pa., Will furnish Kestuarants and private families Superior Baltimoie Oysters, (by the Can or hal Can. All orders promptly attended to 011 the shortest notice. JAMES VANDYE, JOSEPH VANDENE1CER, Oct 18, 1850. tf E. S". BBIOHT Aa SON, HAVE just received from Philadelphia It Rail Road, and aie now opening their third supply of WINTER GOODS. Our assortment is unusually large, and will he disposed oil' at the lowest figure. We respectfully invite the Public lo call anJ examine our Stock, and remember that "a penny saved is a penny made." 3 The highest market price paid for Country Troduce. E. Y. BRIGHT & BON. Sunbury, January 17, 1857. How Every Family Can Make their Own BROOKS. ONLY CO CENTS. IOR 50 CENTS I will send printed instruc- tiuns plain as the label on a bottle of medi cine how to make Corn Brooms. The necessary uparatua can be made by any blacksmith fur less than 50 cents. hen a broom is worn out, another cau be attached to the same handle in 15 minutes. I positively guarantee this to be no catch-penny advertisement to fleece the cred ulous out of their money. Satisfaction given or tha money returned. If afraid to risk 59 cents, llieu send two 3 cent stamps for more informs' tion, or refer to the rost Master here. I also give information as to the best mode of raising and curing the corn. Address, I . K. MSHfcU, Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Ta. Jan. 31, 1857 2in DIsioTuTION. "XJOTICE is hereby given that the late partner i-" ship existing under the firm of Smick St Hilemun. iiesturant keepers, in lb Borough ol Sunburv, was dissolved by mutual consent or the 20th of January, last. The claiina of tha late firm will be settled by G. W. Hileman who will contina the business at the old stand. JOHN E. SMICK. G. W HILEMAN, Sunbury, January 14, 1857. 61 : STOVES- IOggALE an excellent second-hand Ceok log Stove, also several Cylinder Ooa rto, Taqnira at tbia stiles, ejnctrg. AN HONEST VALENTINE. RRTUBHRD rBO!f TIIK DKAD LLTT8R OFFICE, ThanV yon for your kindness, Lady fuir and wise, Love is fumed for blindness, Lovers hem ! for lies. Courtship's mifihty pretty, Wedlock a grand sight I Should 1 from thn city, A plain man, nia'ui write, Ere we spouse and wive it, Just one honest lino, Would yon e'er forgive it, Pretty Vuletittue t Hocfty moon qaita over, If I lees should eeeru You with eye of lover Than of mortal man t Seeing my fair charmer Curled tip spire on spire, All in paper urmor By the parlor Cre : Gown that wants a stitch in, Hid by apron fine Scolding In the kitchen Oh, tie I Valentine. v " s. j j.' ... - - " . Should I come kome surly. Vexed with Fortune's down t Find a huriey-burley, House turned upside down, Servants all a-snurl, or Loitering on the stair, " Breakfast still iu purlor. Dinner aDy where. Shall I to my bacon . Meekly full and dineT No, or I'm mistaken Much my Vuleoline. What if we should quarrel t Biess you '. all folks do I Will you tuko the war ill, Yet half like it too T When I storm and wrangle. Obstinate absurd, , Will you sit nud jangle For the latest word T Or, while poor Love, crying; L'pju tip toe stands, Ready plumed for flying . Will you laugh, shake bauds, And the truth beholding, Wilb a kiss divine, Stop my rough mouth's scolding, Ueutlu Yuicutiuo T If, as times grow harder, T.'e find a luck of polf, Little iu the larder, Lees upon the shelf. Will you never tearful, Make your old gowns do. Id cud luy stockings cheerful, And pay viaiU lew : Crave uor gilt nor dqnor, ..-. Old times, ue'jsr regret, Seek uo friend, save Honor, : 1 Dread no foe save Debt, (Meet iltfortune steady, 11 curl to heart wub mine, Like a ga'.iniH ludy Will you, Vuletitine ? Theu, Vt'hatevjr weather Come or shine, or blmdo, Let's set out together, Ne'er a whit afraid, Age is uot alarming ; 1 bhall find, 1 ween, You at sixty charming As at sweet sixteen ; Let's pray, nothing luth dear, That our funeral may Make one date serve both, dear, As our marriage day. Clasp hands ! joy or sorrow ; Thou urt miue 1 tin no ; And we'll wed to-inorrow. Dearest Yak-ntiuu ! rPistllancmis. THE N0RCR0SS MURDER. HORRIBLE PARTICULARS. Tbo Philadelphia Hoenuiq Journal pub lishes a full and deeply interesting account, of the horrible murder which occurred ubnut the middle of January at Altoona, on the line of the Pennsylvania Railroad, at the foot of the mountains, feu.ee that time various and con tradictory narratives have been floating through tbo press of the Stato, but in bo dis jointed a form, that to elicit the truth was nearly impossible. I lie Journal lias, howev er, succeeded iu obtaining a nnmua uuj de. tailed account of the whole affair, from the commencement to the presout date which we judge was writteu by oQicur Blackburn, for merly a reporter, aim now uiii constuoie ol 1 uiladelpma: WHO K0RCR0S3 WAS. Vprv near a vear aeo. a voune man named Samuel T. Norcross, of affable manners, kind and generous'disposition, and in every respect a pcrlect gentleman leu 11 is parents and friends, at eust Lexington, Massachusetts, with the intentions ol entering upou the prac tice of medicine (his profession) at Dnnleilh, opposite Dubuque, on the Mississippi Hiver. i robably there were alio oilier views in his mind in reference to speculating in lauds mid real esUte. The place of his destination reached iu safety, and under the cure and tui tion of an M. D., Mr. Norcros3 gave every promise of rising to emiueoca iu his curcer. lie was universally esteemed by the many Iriends he hud made. But after continuing for some time in the fulfillment of his profes sional duties, his health began to fail. An abcess 111 the side, with which be wag uhlictcd troubled him exceedingly, and after a season of doubt and indecision heat length determin ed by the advice and urgent request of his family at houie, to retnrn to them and reliu- quish all the bright prospects that the West seemed to oron to Ins young manhood, lie prepared to leave Dutili itli. THE fATAU ACQUAINTANCE. Then caine one of those circumstances that inexplicable and strange, sometimes induce weak minds to assert a sovereign principle of futility. A very short time before he started for borne, he became acquainted with an out law from society a villian uamed David Stringer McKim. This man, with the trench, cry 01 a fiend, wormed himself into bis confi dence, aud the unsuspicious nature ot young Norcross, could discern no guile. lie foil into the snare, and the two became very friendly. At Dunloith they were always to gether the serpent and bis victim. Nay, in or 0 so kind aud 10 much interest did Mc Kim take in bis friend, that be resolved to uc company him Jo the East, and, on account of i his nlnean, to sea bioa borne In safatj. Nor Select i cross was charmed by the sscriCce and threw his heart and soul into friendship. TIJH "THIRTT PIECES Or SILVKIt." In the early pnrt of Januury, the twain, in company, left Dunleith, the pussign of both having been paid by Norcrcs, with his ac customed generosity. In hi . possession nt tho time of his departure, w'rtsr as can be ascertained, wero between TH Teen find iumib Jive hundred dollars, iu not! and gold, to- gotlier with two bonds of f-SDO ench and n gold watch, trinkets, &a. All tliece were on his person. MclCim had absolutely nothing. But at this point we must explain thnt Mclvim, in order the better to carry out his design., was passing undcr no. nin of Dan iel H. Mclvinuni'y, and as sach, had introdu ced himself to Norcross. THE TRAVEL EASTWARD. What thoughts passed thro' tho minds of the two travelers as they journeyed onward day by day. no mortal pen cud reveal. While the one, unsuspicious mid confiding, as the shades of night covered the earth, fell into the sleep of innocence, the other, demoulike, uo doubt was revolving in hi fertile . bruin every possible schemn to take, the life to murder his companion eo future events at least indicate. Still the iron horse journey, ed forward, nnaQfcted. and all unheeding the potent passionn of the lumates of its lengthy bnrdeti. tllABntJCAI. SCHEME SON-EXECCTIOS. Pittsburg wns reached tb night of Janu ary 14lh, 1857, and the couple proceeded to the Eagle Hotel and cnnged a double bed ded room. Now mark tbo actions of Mc Kinney ! Before retiring tattft, he went to the landlord nf the hotel and told hint thnt his friend (Xnrcrofs) was very eccentric, aud was accustomed to ware much notsc aunnn the night by screaming, walking arunnd and utter in ij frightful cries, lie (' landlord) must not hm alarmed if Norcross . ho-dd do so that mijut! What does tins imli 'atc, but that U was Die intention of McKibAey to tnarder his friend at night, and prevent any alarm being communicated to the household, by thus tell ing the landlord a false Btory. calculated to allay suspicions should there be any noise in the coinmittal of the l!cd ? Was ever infer ence more plain, or inductive evidence more positive? But yet, from soma cause, the crime wag not committed, and the victim was suCer- ered to live yet awhile longer. On the morn ing of tho loth ult., the purty left Pittsburg for Philadelphia, their two trunks being cheeked through, and the checks taken in charge by McKinney. Norcross, all this time, be it boroo in mind, was paying every expeusc incurred by his friend. (?) THE MfHtlEtt. Before daybreak, on tho ICtb ult., Hie cars arrived nt Altoona, aud Norcross nud McK in- ney got out, and stood for a time upon the platform station. The dead tell no tales, and wo cauDot say what excuse the viilain invent ed to induce the poor enfteb'cJ Norcross to walk with hiin up the railrou'j (nu-lt towards the east, for the distanco of about a mile. Perhaps he told hi 111 that luev would co to the houeo of a friend, and remain until the departure of the next train, ,-,id rest them selves, lertmn it is thul the; vTere seen to walk alorxr in company, ly tw L. j n who were Kuiug to wuitt m L- !! J-1 a'boy passs.'d from all mortal eye?, and bee&ath the canopy of Heaven, at a spot where no ear could bear a cry of agony 110 hand assist tho Buffering, the victim wus felled to the earth by tho man upon whom be had bestowed tho kindest feelings of his heart. The instrument of mur der was that of Cain, a billet of wood from a pile : and with litis by repeated blows upon I he bead, McKiinorMelv inney murdered Sam uel T. Norcross in cold bluoJ. Hut he did not instantly die, and McKim, with devilish forethought, drew the body across tho rails of the track, so that it would bo run over, and the belief induced, when it was found, thut the individual bad been run oxer by the cars. Not Huiietied with this, ho with a razor cut 1 the throat of the victim, and threw the in- ajlrumi'iil beside him, ill order to make it lip pear, if the body was discovered before tho passage of any train, that suicide had been committed. Vet the victim iru. nof deud, strange to eay. McKim then rilled t!it pock ets of the man of every valuable, including the niouev and bonds, und secreted himself in tlm neighborhood, probably impelled by tho a w 1 1 1 1 leeliug that appears to he inherent iu those who lilt their hand against theirbroth er, to linger uear the spot of the occurrcuco. IllSCOVF.IlV or TUB VICTIM.'' Probably it might havo been nn hour after word, that soino workmen coming along the railroad with gravel trucks, discovered the fiii ui of a human being a few yards from the iron rails. They went to it, and just as they arrived, Norcross, lor it was toe, tnado a last effort to raise himself, and uttering faintly the ginale exclamation, "My God," fell back. Ho lived but a little while longer. In the aw ful agony he had dragged himself to the place wbero lomid. 1 he uc.iv was token to At tooua. The finding of the razor hud induced the belief thut tho man had committed suicide The Coroner's Jury assembled. The post mortem examination revealed the fact that tho deceased had come to his death It blows on the heud by a club und by tho wounds of the rar.or lor no important urtery was se vered. 1 he excitement ut Altoona became at once absolutely appalling The words "lynching" and hanging" were commou aud at the very time the murderer was hanging around the town, awaiting the course ofevents. As soon us he saw that the murder was dig covered, he tied with the celerity ot guilt, as though the avenging angel was iu pursuit. THE COMMUNITY AROfSKD. But the storm was raised. Ferdinand E Hayes, a gentleman of the highest intelligence and 6kill, acting us tp.sciui cetective 01 tue Pennsylvania Uailroud Company, commenced an investigation of the mutter. The Govern or ol 1 ennsylvania ollered u reward ol jOO, (afterwards increased to i 10UU,) the Govern or of Massachusetts tillered 10110, und the ciliZDiia of Altoona a (urlher sum of ."00. The Railroad Compuuy and the tslulives of the murdered nmu exprndcu money iraeiy and the community was uwakvued. No stone waB lelt uutuiued. Fl.IlllIT OF THE OUTLAW, The guilty man nVd to Reudiug, Pennsylva nia. v.llb the ill cotten siioiI.h. lluw ue reach ed there is uot knov.11. On the 0th of Jan. uary he sueaked iutu the borough, aud went uirtctly to a house of ill-fume, kept by one Musau l'.more, o. 1, Walnut street, at tlial place. Ue engaged boarding there, and Uv ished his money on amusements, such as sleigh-riding and sporting. He became inti mate with the rowdies aud led free-aud easy life, killing coiiiciencs with animal gratifica tions. But his plot was not yet matured He must make another wove lo avoid suspi cion. . . . A PLOT TO IXI.L SUSPICIOH. ' At the house of the woman Kmoro were two girls, uamed Catharine Jane Nugle aud KaU jteudall. These the murderer otiose as aricofpl1veiablKhetn. He ofiVred to fur nish them with every laxnry provided they would accompany him to l'ottsville, and with him establish thore a house of prostitution. One of them must pass as his trife. They con sented, nud on the VClh instant the pnrty started lor that place, in company with a man calling himself Casse Uoycr, who was to "make himself useful about the house," upon the establishment orthe new institution. At Pottsville, tho party went lo tho Potts ville llouso, kept by Hnmtiel Mann, Esq. McKim represented himself as a carpenter, that had bro't his own and his brother's wife to the borough with the intention of remain ing, be being about to enter into partnership with his brother. On thn 27th of January, he leased a fine three story brick house of L. AVomelsdorf. .;It was upon Callowhill street, in the very midst of a highly respec table neighborhood. The house he furnish ed cleguntly tho carpot bill alone beiug over So00.r The landlord he paid $100 as advance rent $ RECOGNITION BT A GAMRI.EIt. Bnt now comes tho part of the narrative in which his detection was nearly brought about. While the party were in the cars, going from Heading to Pottsville, they were seen by a gambler, iiHtued M B . He knew the girls, and when McKim went out of tho car for a mement, he talked to them. They said that they were going to Pottsville for the purpose named, and invited him to como and see them there. They also gave him to understand how finely they were do ing McKim. Ho promised that he would call 011 them in n week or two, on his return froaa a travelling expedition, but equully with them, was unable to account for a mun like McKiin's appearance having so much money, lie left them, nnd a few days afterwards visit ed them ot Pottsville, nnd became acnnaliit- ed with McKim, ignorant, however, of his character. But sented one day at a hotel. ho accidentally picked tin u copy of tho L't tn- ing Journal, und read a notice ol the Norcross murder. The idea flashed on his mind that McKim was the criminal He requested the landlord of the hotel to telecraoh to Phila delphia for a description of the murderer. 11 wus sent he knew his game, but kept quiet nnd told no one. but sent word to the city that the guilty person was in Pottsville, ami would be arrested, ot the same time con- vtynig the idea to the Philadelphia Po ice. thut the accused wus in such a condition as lo be et any moment grasped by the hand or tho law. On the 5th instant word was sent to Philadelphia Tor au oliictr to tome to Pottsville and lake tho man. High Constable Bl ickburn, with a special warrant, from Mayor Vaux. was despatched immediately, fully convinced from the infor mation received, that McKim was in the cus tody of the officers, or at least securely plant ed," as tho police phrase goes. W hat was his surprise on arriving to tind that tho man had gone, not, however, from any fault of the Pottsville police, for they knew nothing of the mutter until too lute; but because the gambler, being so very solicitous to secure tho reward, hud, in his over-anxiety to stick to the prisoner, betrayed himself to him hv some indiscreet word or uct, and becoming ularmed,;)re.v7o McKim fled. His flight was on Mon.ty, -r 'I'hn M11,,lnr u.a i,m ii p ottsville authorities on luus-, day, 3d iiist.,ad high Constable Baekburn'a errand was rendered futile. At Pottsville. McKim went by tho name of Thomas Braee. , the real appellative of his brother-in-law, liv ing at Trenton, N. J. JV.STICE AXD VICE CONFLICTINn. Of course Iliiili Constable Blackburn could do nothing more than seek further traces of the murderer, und with the assistance of obliging officers of the Mending Railroad, and j others, ho was tracked to a hotel iu West Maiket street, Philadelphia, where oil clue was lost. Prior to leaving Pottsville. how. ever, some disposition ol the property left uy .ucivim was necessary, and lilatkburn was but liillu disposed to let it fall into tho bauds of tbo two lewd females. They were turned out, stripped of their finery, nud it and tho personal property sold ut public sale lor tuo iienelil ol the Iriends ol .Norcross. This move v. us the result of a decision made by lion. Francis W. Hughes, a most able le gal adviser, acting as council for High Con stable Bluckburn, who hud the atluir in charge It was commendable. , 1 ho two girls left the borough on tho 7th of February, amid the shouts and discharge of missiles from chil dren, and thy house was broken up, to the great pleasure of tho citizens of Pottsville. Daniel 15. Crist. Esq., police onicor, rendered valuable assistance in the matter. PROOF CO KROPP.lt AT! YE. No doubt in the world exists that McKim is really the murderer. At Heading the girls saw the buggage checks that be had got at 1 ittsgurgtor bis owu aud .Norcross trunks aud a landlord at the same place saw the two ileci bonds in his jiossession. THE ANTECEDENTS OF THE OtTI.AW. From his youth upwards he has been an outlaw from S'icUly. He was born of parents Irum 1 uo lsntisn 1 rovinees, but his people uow live in New Jersey. They formerly re sided for twenty years with him, in Chester county, in this .State. He was obliged lo fly from that place to the West, being charged with twenty-three cases of horse-steuliug and b gamy, having no less than four wives. One of these is now living iu Delaware county, another ut Wilmington, Delaware, and an other in New Jersey. The fourth cannot be found. When residing ut Pottsville, be was about to marry oue ol the girls, aud hud pre sented her with a gold watch, t ugiaved with her namo and bis iu conjunction. A mure notorious villian we have never heard of, und if money and energy cau secure his arrest, it ahould be aud will e freely txpeuied. STIMULANTS TO EXERTION. Tho rewards tfiut have been offered for the arrest of this murderer, are sufficient to stim ulate the most sluggish official. They are as follows: ff Governor Pollock, f 1.000 Governor of Massachusetts,' 1,00(1 . F ople of Alloouu, JT 500 Total, 2,500 Tho conduct of the Pennsylvania liailroad Company an alluding erery possible facility that would lead to'the delecllou of the culprit is commendable, They deserve, together with all those who have interested thuuiselveg iu the subject much praise. Rpimedy fou Decayed Teeth. An ex change gives the following : Mix chalk, pow dered fine, with enough salt to give it a deci ded saline taste, I te once orlwice aday, as a tooth powder, with no water, but apply dry, with a tolerably stiff tooth brush. The Ntrt Sugar Crop. An extensive plan ter, who has recently txamid a large num ber of plantations iu the parish of St. Mary's, La., assures the New Orleans Bee that tha prospect of tho next sugar crop is maguificcut aed was never IfalUir than, at preewct; SHANGHAI LINDEN. A seriolragico poem, some relation to tioti fix MXDEH. Generally supposed to ncveheen written by the Author, In Sing Ring when the sun was low, Not many hundred years ago, A mighty Shanghai's awful crow Broke 00 the still tranquility. But Sing Sing saw another sight, When the roosters rose, at the dead of night, T exterminate, iu dreadful fight, His long legged Shanghai majesty. Then rushed tho dreadful battle's tide Then Bew the feathers far and wide, But louder than all elso beside, Tho Shanghai crowed triumphantly. In gown and night-cap all arrayod The neighborhood awoke dismayed, And cursed th' unusual serenade In terms of great severity. Each sleeper started from Ms bed, And wished the noisy rascal dend, And muttered vengennnco on his head With deep, heartfelt sincerity. The combat deepens ! On ye brave 1 Devote that Shanghai td his gravel Wave, roosters, oil your feathers wave t And crow with all your deviltry. The battlo ended now once more The neighbors slumber as before, And thanks ariso to Heaven o'er - Tho downfall of the enemy. 'TiS morn but scarce the lark's bich nnla O'er hill nnd vale begin to Boat, 11, re that infernal shanghai s throat Pours forth its dread artillery. But longer yet those legs will grow, If fate lays not tho monster low : And louder yet that wretch will crow Unless death seals its destiny. Ah ! few would mourn, and none would weep? If some dark bole's secure retreat, About two hundred fathoms deep, Should be tho Shanghai's sepulchre! Anecdote of Wm. C. Preston and Warren R. DaviB. The Classical and the Vernacular. The llou. Win. C. Preston and Hon. Warren R. Davis, the one still honored and cherished among the living, the other deeply lamcuted and fondly remembered nmong the dead, were alike given to something ukin to monnoly of conversation, at dinner or social parties, r 1 both spoke bo well that their auditory ... never weary ol listening. On some'dinnsr occasion, they met at the hospitable board ol a mutual friend, und were, us usuul, both beset by the cacoithes loquendi; but Mr. Preston, by superior tactics, nud much totbe , ".(icii ,,f lit. rji.Cnt.ni.l"" -!-- - colloquial rival, got the parole, voft kept it. too, without stint or compassion: The theme of the accomplished ex-Senator was a favor ite oue with him, and one on which ho do lighted to dwell and expatiate it was the extraordinary power ot condensation, in both thought and expression, which characterized the ancient Greek and Latin languages, be yond anything of tbo kind in modern tongues. On it ho literally "discoursed eloquent music," adorning it with frequent end apt illustration, nnd among other examples, citing tho cele brated admonition of the Spartan mother to her warrior son, ou the eve of battle "With your shield, or upon it !" Tho wholo party wero delighted with the rich tones and classic teachings of the gifted colloquial, except his eqnally gifted competitor for conversational laurels, who, notwithstanding his enforced admiration, sat uneasily under tho prolonged disquisition, anxiously wailing for a!i oppor tunity to take his place in the picture. At length a tilillation seizing tho olfactory nervo of Mr. Preston, he paused to take u pinch of snuff, and Mr. Davis immediately filled up the raccmim, taking up the line of speech, iu this wise : "I have listened," said he, "with equal edi fication and pleasuse, to the classic discourse of dur friend, sparkling with gems alike of intellect and fancy; but I differ front him toto calo. lie may say what ho will as to tbo superior vigor and condensation of thought and spoech, characteristic of classic Greece and Rome ; but, for my purt, 1 think there is nothing equal to out owu vtruarular, in these particulars, and 1 am lortunatcly able, al though from an humble source, to give you a striking arid conclusive example and illustra tion of the fact. , "As I was returning home from Congress, some years since, I approached a river ia North Carolina, which had beeu swollen by a recent freshet, and observed a country girl fording it, with sails furled, and a piggiu of butter on her head. As 1 urrived at the river's edge, the rustic Naiad emerged from the watery clement. 'My girl,' said I, 'how deep's the water, and what's the price of butler?' 'L'p to my waist and nine-pence,' was the prompt aud significant response. 11 my learned I'rieud beat thut, if be ran, io brevity and force of expression, by might to be found iu all bis treasury of classic lure." A roar of laughter followed bis humorous explosion, und a uuauimous vote in favor of the vernacular awarded tne palm to tue dis tinguished aud successful wag over his clas sical but crest-fallen competitor. CUurlss ton Courier. The Boomkrano. This curious weapon, pe culiar to the Australian, has ofteu proved a puzzle to men of science. It is a piece of cai ved wood nearly in the form of a cresent, from thirty to forty inches long, pointed at both ends and the corm-r quite sharp. The mode of using it is as singular as the weapon. Ask a black to throw it so as to let it fall at bis feet, and away it goes full forty yards be fore bun, skimming along the surface at three or four feet from the ground, when all at once it will suddenly rise in the air forty cr sixty feet, describing u curve and f.nally drop at the feet of the thrower. During its course it revolves with great rapidity on a pivot, with a whisking noise. It is wonderfull so barburous a people have invented so singular a weapon, which sets the law of progressioq at defiance. It is very dangerous for a Euro peon to try to project it at any object as it may strike himself. In a native's hands it is formidable a weapon, striking wit!iout,tht pro jector being seen. It was invented to strike tho kangaroo, which is killed by it With cer tainty. UaxpN II iiiki Toledo, Ohio, is the great mart of the West for green bides, the pay menu for which by the dealers, it is saidj ave rage 13006. ' . ,. Tho Sorghti Sucre; or Chinee Sugar fcsrne. Mr. George Wilkin Kendall, of Ibf Pica yune, writes 16 bis paper from his plantutiuu neur New Braunfels, Texas, 14 follows : "For the lust si months I hnve hardly opened a paper, whether devoted to agricul tural, politics, religion, sporting affairs, or what not, without seeing same notice of tbo Sorgho Sucre, or Chinese Bugar cane ; why have I not a perfect right to add my expe rience to the general stock Of information in rolaiion to the cultivation of this new grain,' or plant, or whutever it may be termed ? To begin, then s In October, 1955, I purchased in Paris a small poper of the seed. I do not think there wag more than two beeping table spoonsful of it, or threo at the outside. I brought it with me to Now Orleans, und on arriving sent it here to be plnuleJ. When t reached this place, early in May last, it was just peering above the ground, two rows of it 111 a ten acre held, which had beeu uo voted iu the main to millet, oats-, and a little Indian corn, and four short rows iu our garden ; the latter planted last, j . "About tho 8th of July tho two rows in tho larger Cold had shot up, headed out, and ripeued, notwithstanding tho drought und heavy heads were cut for seed. Tbo onts meanwhile had come up, the millet was hardly above ground, whiio the lndiuu corn wus parched and drying up for want of rain. Two or three mornings afterwards, on looking nt tho field from a bill close by, I noticed thnt tho two rows of Sorgho Sucre had entirely dir. .npeared, while rows of Indian coru on either side were still standing. Ou close ex amination, I ascertained that a lot of hogs bogs are apt to do such things bad broken into the field, and devoured tho Chincso su gar cano root and branch ; it was cut cloau to the ground ,by the porkers, not a sign or vestige was left, while, as already stated, the stalks of the Iudian corn on either side wero loft standing. I wus thankful I had saved the seed, and thought little more of it, ' Some few days after this perhaps a fort night tho rows planted in the gavdeu were examined, the heads of seed found to bo ripe ur..H the greater portion rut tr.id brought to the LCVv, leaving the tall stalka still t-taud- inif. , , ..,,; i .... r .1... which must have been ten feet high, I found Ulr vuuug uonil uiiu 1,1 lut. lauvi, it to bo oxcei,lingly heavy, and 011 tasting the cane it sec ','!;.to me to be os full of sac charine juice t"', ''.ordirary Engar cano of Louisiana. A1 lal' 1 'Vie time 1 had' two or threo imported . Merino sheep in my yard, in great I'" " 'n louder, and 011 cutting the co !,lJ;''f' pieces 1 found they devoured 'reatest avidity. After this 1 feu. 1r.'1 c? n it for somd time, a single sta. Js'n ;a good buit. I also gave some of f tf,.l?-.'lo ware, bhu eating it even moro-S V '-.han tho sheep.. Somo llireo weeks u?5,ripe heads of see,') were .ji;,;'ijliced"T ? ew heads had shot up from ;vv',ls ',i11EM,f Jk ; and tlieso tow heads br,r..t i .!;. ,,.,-v! l-,cccd 'a eP" t',nJr M:ini'n'ii.clfi'r.Tv'Pht to tho were Buft'ei"-1', "' v ill c..!.ti.:i;;vA?U droufB aud Indian co.'ii.'1"-'' potatoes, wale niellons, pumpkins, and tbo like, had died down to tue very grouud. "I now became moro interested In the Sorgho Sucre tha.i ever, and although I t-till fed out daily to tho merinoes and fnare, left a portion of the stalks standing. Soon new heads were seen shooting out, and these i:i turn blossomed and ripened as did the first. I kept no account of dales, bot think this third crop of seed from the same stalk, if so 1 may call it, was gathered about the l int of October ; It might have been duiing the se cond week of that month. I plunted some of this last seed, by way cf experiment ; it came op rapidly, looked thrifty, grew uulil it was nenrly knee high, aud was finally cut down, by frost in November. A great number of shoots and suckers, which had sprung up from the stalks first planted, were cnt down at the same time ; the Sorgho Sucra can stand onv kind of drought, but the first sharp rrost kills it to the ground. And w.iat amount of seed do you think 1 gathered from the little paper I purchased iu Paris? Near ly, if not quite, two bushels I and had not the bogs broko into the field, I should have had three. It certajnly yields in the most mira culous manner ; beats everything for dry weather. Of its properties for the production of su gar I can say nothing : 1 only know that it tastes liko the common sugar cane, and is full of juice about the time the Ur!t heads ripen. As u green ( alder it also beats everything which grows : horses, sheep und hogs are cer tainly inordinately fond of it, and so lull are the stalks of saccharine matter, that they must be both nutritions ond fattening. 1 cannot say what kiud of bread or cakes the seeds will afford, nor can I tell what kind of dry fodder the plant will make when cut green ; these experiments 1 have yet to try and now thut I have the seed I intend to do it on a grand scale. I shall plant it iu rows, or drills, shall sow it and shall cut it ot diner out stuges to try its qualities as a dry fodder, Let me repeat over and over again, that it stands a draught better thau anything wo have does not seem to require rain after it is once up. Yours. Ac, G. W. K. Ijumormts Here is a jcu d'espi it that is "quite as good as new." A rich old gentleman of the name of Gould marrie.-i a girl rot yet out of her 'teens." After the weddi::g, he wrotti the following couplet, to inform a friend of iLe "happy event." "You see, my dear Doctor, Though eighty years old, A girl of nineteen Fulls in love with old Oould !" To which the Doctor replied : "A girl of nineteen May love Uouli, ft la true, But believe me, der sir. It is gold without u" A Fellojaslipped down on an Icy pavement while sittifyr.he muttered, "1 have uo desire to See the town burned down, but I tiucerely wish tho street) laid in ashes." Epigram. "What's fashionable, 1 11 maintain. Is always right," cries sprightly Jaiie. "Ah, would to heaven," cries sprightly Sfie, . "What's right was fashiouable too '." Thirteen objections were once givQ by a young lady for declining a match ; the fmV twelvja be'.ng tha suitoi'a twelva tbildrea a&J the ihtftaenlb the auivnt ktiuistif.