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NEW SERIES, VOL. 13, NO. 44.
SUNBUHY, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, TA -SATURDAY, JANUARY 2G, 1861. OLD SERIES, VOL. 2L NO IS- The Sunbury American. PUBLISHED EVERT SATURDAY BY H. B. MASSES, Market Square, Sunbury, Penna. TERMS OP SUBS CRIVTION. TWO OOI.C.AH per annum to 1 paid half year y in advance. NortHi discontinued until tu arrcarugce lie paid. TO CLUBS: Three Copies lo one address S Oo tre dn. d. "U Fifteen do. do. ... SU 0u Five dollars in advance will pay fut three year's aub set iption to the American. , t m.tma.trra will plenaeect a. our Avents, and frank letters containing auliacriptiini money. They are permit led ti do thii umler the l'sl Office Law. T ( H II I OF A II V KRT1IHG. One Square of IS lines' 9 times, . F.verv eiiliseqnent iuaeitiunt ... One&iuare, 3 months, Stix months, One yenr, Hn.iness Card, or Five linea. per annum, Merrlinnts anil olhera, adve:ti.int by the year, with the privilege of inserting different edver- li.niitit. U'erktv. tl 00 s 3 (Ml 6 (Ml f 00 3 UU to 0 Vf Largct Advertisements, a. per agreement. JOB PHIMTINO. We hnve connected with our eatal.li.hmrnt a well se lected JOH OFFICK, which will enalile u. to execute in the neatest atyle, every vniirtv of printing. ATTORNEY AT LAW, 6US7BUBT, PA. Husiness attended to in the Counties of Nor sitmberland, Union, Lycoming Monloui and Columbia. Reference in Philadelphia : Hon. Joh R.Tvsnn, Chas. OiMions. Esq.. Vomers A PiiKlcraia, Linn Smith Co CliRLM 21 AT THEWS 3. 1 1 o r n c ij a t a w , No. J2S Brondwajr. Nw York. Will carefully attend to Collections and all other mutter iitrn.tf-d to hi. cure. May ill. l-5. FRANKLIN HOUSE, RF.BI 'II.T AND REFURNISHED, Cur of Howard and Frantlin Street, a fete West of the X. C 11. R. Depot, BALTIMOBE- fuciis, f 1 PEH Pit O. LEISENRINO. Proprietor, July IB, IMS tf From Seluie Grove, I'a. WILLI AH F.. aoMKKS CM A Lit I.KT SOMiHS' G. SOMERS & SON Importers and Dealers in Cloths, Cassimeres. Vesting, Taylors Trimmings, &c. No 32 South Fourth Street, between Market and Chesnut Streets, Philadelphia. Merchants others visiting the rity would find It lo their advantage to gi them a call and ex unine their stock. March 10, 1SG0 HARDWARE ! HARDWARE ! 1 JUST received by A. W. FISHEll, at his Drug Store, Sunbury, Fa., SCOOPS. SHOVELS. FORKS. LOO CHAIN S, MILL SW'S, CROSS CUT SAWS. Alio, Screws, Uutle, Door Knobs, Thumb j Latches, and all hardware necessary for building, j A splendid hi of pocket ana table cutlery, octs ors, German Silver Spoons. Ironing (.InnKCR. A large stock of Looking Glasses, received" and for hI by A. w. nonr-n. , Sunbury, July 17.1SSB. j ' jTp. SHINDEL GOBIN, Attorney $ Counsellor til Law BTJNBTJR'S-, j WILL attend faithfully lo the collection ofclaima and all professional business in the counties of Northumberland. Montour. Union and Snyder. ' ounsel (tiven in the Herman language. 1 rsT Ollice one door east 01 me rrotnonoiary a oflii-e. Sunbury, May 36. 1S60. ly THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL. imOADWAY.COBNKK 'F FRANKLIN STREET NEW YOKK ClT , fr..r. inducements to Merchants and Touri.t. visiting ,w y "k,u,..ur,.ill.y any Hotel in the Metropol... ,W-v ,.gareain.ig the adt-untages which it p.es- I. L 1 whi'h will I appreciated t.y al tiavelrra. V A central halion. n.i.venient to pUcea of business, a wellna phieesnl amusenieiil. A il-r" .utously clean, w.-H fumi.hed .it.ing .m., will,' a nusuificent l-die. Failor, coiaiiiaudii.g an exteu- " W U- SSr f- ' .Wtli a . mnu 'henl I'arlor, eoiniimnuing an exien.ive view of " 'ilfEl eon.lucll on the I uf.pean pton. visitors , live!" Ihe bet style, with the greuiert eco..n.y 3th It IS connei:ted With Taylor's) Celebrated Saloons, where visitors ran h"ve their meal., or, if they desire Jhrv will l furnished in their own r..s. i h The (a;e served in ihe SahKHis Slid H.lel is se luHiwIadged l.yepieuie..t be vastly euperior to that of Au.ntH,lfln-v . BLANKS! BLANKS ! ! a new supplv of Summons", Kiecutiona. V Warrants, Suposnsa, Deeds, Mortgages, Bonds. Leases, Naturalization papers, Justices l Constable Fee Bills, Ac, cc, juiit printed and for sale al thia Ollice. Kunbury. April 30. 59- "I-ALUINU'S l'..r-.rl Glue, and !.. ..-e per bottle Slid lmi.hMcenu. fu(rem,,i C. dial ElUir of Calisaya b' giease. poR 8 ILK AT THIS OFFICE. ..ml-rv. MarekJTJSW . TITeW LOT OF HAKDWARB & BAD A DLEKY. Alao, the best assortment or Iron '. i i u..-i in found in the county, al the MlmmotbstoT" FK1LINU cVGAANT. . 6ununry, June , moo. SKELETON SKIRTS- . m .u. M.mmnih Store will be found A Try Urge assortment of Skeleton Skirts from seven hoops op w " . Oct. 6. 1800. FRIL1NO t URANT, II ri vr LOVERS OF SOUP ! A ftean auppl, of Macron, ana -on Sunbury, June 1. I0. lT isimporlantlolbe t.ADIES to know that 1 Friling Grant, have the bast nd larfc-eat assortment of Dresa Goods in tba ceunty Hunbury. June 1. IBBU. f KEsH SUPPLY OF DRUGS at th Mammolb Store, Also, new lot of per. fuinary, Soaps and Fancy Article. V ery cnaap, FKILIN'U ii GRAK T. Sunbury, May It, I860. UnVVl'KNT BK1TTANIA 1 OFFERS fo M. bar bottles fur sals by H. D MAUSER. II A R Iron. Steal. Nails, Picka, Grub-Hoes and u-r Maaoo Hammers, at low price. BRIUilT &80N, Hunbury, June 13, I ISO. Bdat Doctor BOB ANDERSON THE BOLD. A S0RO FOR Till AKPKR80N MEETINO. (Air John Andtrion.) Bob Anderson, a bold boy No bolder in the land Was tent to guard bii country's Bag Against a rebel baod. In Moultrie's walls he found not Protection from the foe, And so, said be, to Sumpter proud, This very night we'll go. it. So Anderson, tbe bold boy, When darkness beld tbe bay, Spiked all the guns and silently To Sumpter sped sway. As Perry loft the Lawrence, But raised bis Bag once more. So Anderson's more proudly waves O'er Sampler than before. III. Bob Andprann, the bold, says, ".Now, Treason, do your worst ; The guns of Sumpter guard the flag From every baud accursed." The bullied, mad seceders Discover that they're sold ; The Bag they dread is guarded by Bob Auderson, tbe buld. IV. Bob Anderson, tbe bold boy, Deserves the nation's tbatiks ; He knows and does his duty well, Despite rebellion's pranks. We'll give three cheers for Union, Our country's flag unfold, Aod three times three we'll give to thee liob Anderson, the bold 1 Philadelphia liulhtin. A POEM FOR THE TIMES. We do not know the origin of the follow ing verses ; but as we find them in tbe Char' lestnn Courier, with the prefactory remarks of the editor which accompanying them, they are worth copying : "We hive beeu requested by many friends to give the insertion to tbe following, as a fair specimen of the "Nkho fiddling" poetry- Kds. Cuurikr " TO CAROLINA. FROM ONE OP II KR SISTERS. Sister Carrie, my dear, 1 uin sorry to bear That you are intending to leave as ; They say it's a fuct Tbui yonr truuk is all packed, Aod you hope by such conduct to grieve us. Yo have alnays been naughty, Aud w.lful aud haughty, Like a spoiled mini as you are ; So vain of your beauty, ForgetTul of duty Yon owe to iudulgeut papa. I am sure yen can't say You've not hud your way In each of our family broils While 1 vow aud declare You've hsd your full share In eucb of the Nalioual spoils. Just wait for a season Aod listen to reasoo Nor believe what your false levers say j For Iheir prayers and their sighs, And their flattering lies Will lead you to ruin some day. Though they promise so fair, Guy duceivers they are, From the oue wbom lust evening yon kissed, To Hammond and Kbett, And chivalrous Keilt, Orr, Memminger, Pickens and flist. Some day, all forlorn, Bedraggled and torn, Like the prodigal son in bis need, You will knock at the door, And come home once more, Nor venture again to secede. Now be warned of your fate Before it's too lte ; Like a dear little innocent lamb, Come out of your pet, AuJ do not forget All tbe kindness of good Uocle Sam. Tbe Palmetto tree No shelter will' be When the dark clouds of anarchy lower ; You will long for tbe rest Of your own Eagles nest, Aod tbe strong arm of Federal power. Then, dear little Sis, Now give me kiss, To make up these family jars J Hecession shall never Our Union dissever Hurrah for the Stripes and tbe Stars I gdui Cnle. TIIE YOUNG WIDOW. A KARRAT1TK BT A NKW-YORK DETECTIVE. Sitting in the front oflioe one morning, en gaged in perusing the New-York papers, 1 beard tbe chief's bell tingle rather excitedly. 1 be sergeant answered it. "Send Brandon to me." next reached mi ear through the ball opened door. JJelore tbe sergeant could repeat tbe order I bad passed him, aod was by the side o( tbe chief. "Sit down Mr. Brandon," be said, as be continued making some notes io tbe register. I obeyed, aod anxiously awaited bw cqjb mands. "1 bave singular ease before me this morning," be began, "and 1 am about to try your iugeouity to unravel it." My expectation was aroused. "Oo tbe 11Kb of last month, the Don. Mr. F , gave a ball at his mansion io Fifth avenue, which was attended by Dearly all tbe elite of the city." I remember it." I (aid. "Do you remember what occurred there T" "Almost every lady in tbe room lost some article of jawelr),' 1 replied- "Exactly, for which do one could account, as the paity was most select, and it would bave been an outrage to bave sespecled any one present with stealing io such a wholesale manner." 1 acknowledged tbe justice of bis remarks. The chief cootiuued i "On tbe 13th of themorlh. a grand promt'- asde concert wui gneti i hi' Aciditry cf Music, and tbe same thing occurred. Tbis wnnlrl nnt inim an alnrolar. as there was nlnnt of ornnrtunitv for the professional nlokrinrknl hut the remarkable feature is that do gentlemen were robbed j ell who suf fered were ladies. "This ie Indeed singular," I replied. "Pnrhena " resnonded the chief, in dubi ous tone. "Now, tor tbe last event. Yes. tnrdnv mnrnini?. as voo have probably beard. Mr. W , was wedded to tbe daughter of Col. 11 , at Grace crjurcn. i ne assem bly was large, end composed entirely of tba fon. Tbe bride received the congratulations of ber numerous friends, and left tbe cbnrch, but bad not reached tbe carriage, when sbe suddenly discovered tbst one of ber bracelets was gone. A search wss immediately made in thecborcb, bat it wss nowhere to be seen. Tben came another and another cry frosa various parties all ladies, wbo bad lost one or another article of jewelry, with an occa sional portmonaie. 1 was getting eicited. "What are yonr conclusions V I asked. "I would first hsve beard yours," said the chief, looking at me closely, as tbongb to test my penetration. 1 reflected a momint, and could form but one opinion. "There must be some person," said I, figuring at present in fashionable society, wbo is a second J!attingtOQ in tbe lifting pro fession." I "A very proper conclusion," said tbe chief, smiling at my simpjeity ; "but let os deter mine on something Fcr instance, is it a man or a woman T" ! "Most likely a vJoman," I remarked, "as none but women luflered from tbe thief's adroit practice." j "That would be tie first conclusion," said the chief "but oo, the other baod, a man might perform the deed, confining bis prac tice to females, onljto throw the blame upon one of them." 1 1 acknowledged fie possibility of his sug gestion, though it kd but little effect opoo me. I "Yon now bavo fie particulars," continued tbe chief. "1 giveyou one week to solve tbe mystery, and bring tbe adept to justice. Here is a list of tie principal losers. Yon can lake your owt ccorse as to the plans you shall follow. Hood morning." 1 knew that ibiacase naa oeen piacea in my bands as a teoiof my skill, and 1 resolved if within the grass of human ingenuity, to compass it. It ansa most singular case occurring as it 4id, in the very heart and center of first sntiety. It was impossible to accuse any one so suspicion ; there must be proof positive LeTore a word could be ottered. How was it tote obtained. 1 sat down md thonght seriously, laying out my plans us I grasped each point of the case ; tben ase to act. Dressing myself in tbe very height of fash ion, 1 hired 8 carriage and drove to the bouse of tbe Hon. Mr. F . 1 found bim at home, and soling my vocation ud purpose, was invileiuto tbe library. "I fees you have assumed a fruitless task, Mr. B.'ndoo," be said, when we were seat- d- . ... ( expressed my conviction or success. "How do vou iuteod to proceed !"be asked. 1 remarked that 1 should be governed by circumstances, but desired a full list, or as near as possible, of all tbe guests on tbe eve mar of the ball. He went out a few mo ments, aud banded me a complet list, which be had obtained from bis lady. 1 ran my eye down tbe column with eager interest ; many of tbe persons 1 knew, either personally or by reputation ; tbey were principally married men aud their families. One name a lady's seemed lo make au impression oo my mind. 1 bad never beard of ber, acd thought it was hazardous move 1 ventured to ask wbo i be v us "Oh," said Mr. F , "Madame Delaoney she is an old friend. I kuew ber husband, M. Delaunev. when 1 was CoobuI at Paris. He was second lntendaut of Police, aod died during my term. Sbe is an American by birlb, wbom be fell in love with while on a visit to Paris, with ber father, a Uotton mer chant. She is very beautiful and amiable." Tbis disarmed me, for 1 knew another quee- tion would give offence, aud bis report was perfectly satisfactory. 1 next asked tbe names of a few persons wbo bad lost jewelry. He marked their Danes on paper. 1 took my leave, witb many expressions of good will and boprs of success, from the honorable gentlemen. My next visit was to tbe residence of on of Ihe ladies wbo had been a victim to tbe mysterious pickpocket. Mrs. It, with whom 1 was acquainted, received me kindly, and eagerly gave me all tbe information in her power. Her loss was a Urge diamond breast pin, of which sbe gave me a concise iWrrinlinn also a Bold locket taken, from ber eldest daughter, containing tbe portrait j of ber deceased husband. By ber kindness 1 was introduced to several others, wbo bad lost articles, in tbe way of brooches, ear-riogs, necklaces, etc. Some of these bad been lost at tbe Academy, others at Grace Cborcb. Having obtained all this iuitrtne". wn to consider, and fou --yself about as An .1.. .. .hun oienced. Oue of the ladies "".... .1.- . J k.ii ba d ln "c.eiei at me utimituuuutu um od bad loaned me tne miiow to u i uis being almost tbe only clue, 1 resolved to work oo it. Taking a list of all tbe pawnbrokers, In the city visited each one. aod made a tboroogb inventory of tbeir recent jewelry receipts, but could Cud Dolbiog to match my bracelet, nor accord with my description of tbe other arti cles lost. W bat was to be dooe next T 1 asked myself ibis Question as I was seat ed io the office after my long and fruitless search. Io a moment 1 was io tbe carriage strain, and off to Mrs. B 's. " W bat I Dave yoa gained e ciae aireaay i sbe exclaimed, as I entered hastily. . . . . ... i , 1 .11 Not yet," I replied j "but all is not lost that's missiDg. Tell me," 1 added, "wbo gives tbe next grand convtrtationairt io your circle I "Mrs. Johnson." "When t" "To-morrow eveoiog." "Can't yoa get me a billet d'entrtf Certftinlv." "Then procure it immediately for Mr. Le Claio. a Louiaana planter of your acquaio taoea. If Miaa lie lie. Tear daughter, wooio play my chaperons, it would be better for our scheme." Mum Belle R , gay, rollicking girl of eigbleen, witb black eyes, and a merry, laoga ing uoBlb, wm especially fond of adventure aad being let into the secret, gave ber ready assent to accept my protection for tbat eve ning only as tbe play-bills say. Tbe next eveoiug 1 received special card of iavitalioa to alteod Mrs. Jobotoo's $oiret a I2lb street. At the proper boar I handed Misa Belle R from the earriage in front of tbe house od Ud ber into tbe grand reception room I bad got myself op io tremendoos style I wa supposed to ba determined to mske a mi titiber ! did it or not will appear in time. I am afraid tbst, if asked, t could not bavetold the ore of jewelry I wore. Certain it was that I bad plenty of it rings In abun dance not exactly in taste but. like my watcb chain, belted across my vest, and a Urge seal dangling from my fob all spurious they were my baits, which I had thrown out as an angler throws out a single line, witb a dozen hooks at tbe end of it. That was my cash capital, upon which I would win my fortune of success. If there was a pick pocket there, 1 was determined that be should have a fair chance at it. though, like the angler referred to, if he bit at the bait, he would find a hook lo it, for every article was fastened with a secret steel chain. The pleasures of tbe evening proceeded. I was introduced to several interesting ladies and gentlemen of congenial temperament, and, as I conversed, anpurenlly unconscious of any purpose, scanned carefully the face of escb individual of the company. "Belle t" in a whioper. "What. Mr. Le Claire." "Who is that singular looking lady in tbe centre of tbe group by tbe window f "Why do you call ber singular lookioj?" asked Belle H , in a tone of curious sur prise. "Because it is so," I replied- "Uer face is pale almost to ghastliness, except the one spot where sbe paints, while ber black eyes uauoe Boouiiine meteors, ana ner raven nair i seems ime an eoony comn levoaung a aeaa lace, bbe is dressed in mourning, and yet sbe is tbe most gay and fascinating woman I in the room." ' and yet I Belle almost beld her breath aa I gave this description, and witb ber band oo my arm, and a black expression on ber face, sbe said : "You don t tbink ' "WbolssheT" 1 repeated quickly. "Madame Delauney, of E'aris." "Madame Delaoney," 1 murmured to my self. "Tbe friend of Hon. Mr. F , tbe wdiow of the Asristent lotendant of the French Police. Umph !" "Don't voo think her very handsome T" asked Belle. "Yes, as a vulcanised do Medecis. .intro duce me." Something in my manner moBt bave im. pressed my fair cbaperone with tbe idea of an adventure, for tbe introduction was made with evident embarrassment on ber part, and she lingered close by, gaxing id the faces of Madame and mysell with an air 01 puzzieo embarrassment. As my inquiring glance met that of Ma dame Delaoney, 1 thought I detected some thing like a start it was not perceptible a mere shrinking of tbe pupil of the eye, a double palpitation of the heart as she seem od to read my vocation at a glance, and felt a flash or f.. This may, however, bave been only tbe result of my conviciu.o. asba was dressed in what is termed second mourn ing, consisting of a black satio skirt, with flounces fringed and embroidered witb green leaflets, a piuk bodice cut low in tbe neck, and embroidered with dark velvet. Tbe sleeves were exceeding wide, with loose white nndereleeves. A blue scarf encircled ber waist. She wore no ornaments, save a plain breast pin, and a solitary diamond ring upon ber middle fioger. Having made this scrutiny at a glance during which she seemed to bave done the same with me 1 summoned op ell my re sources, end at once began an attack in French. She seemed pleased at my address ing ber io tbat language, and, whether tbe rest were ignorant of that tonguo, or from what cause 1 know Dot, we soon found our selves alone. The fair widow seemed quite lively, and, bad it not been for ber white, ghastly expression of face, would have been quito handsome indeed. But, added to Ibis, there was a wild, feverish lire ever burning io her black, dazzling eyes, which, at every varying emotion, seemed to throw off sparks like those from hardened steel, when smitten. We soon became quite intimate, and I was oo the point of invitiug her for a promenade in tbe garden, and bad just turned my Beau to look at Mrs. It , when 1 beard a slight click 1 and felt a gentle pull about my waist. 1 did not start, for 1 bad almost expected it ; but looking round carelessly, 1 met Ihe cold features and fiery eye of Madame De laoney turned upon me, and 1 thought I could perceive a purple hue rippling beneath the surface of her pale skin, like the waves of a lake. I did not look down ; fortunately it was not necessary, for Madame Delauoey's back was towards a large pier mirror, aod, as 1 glanced into it, I bebeld my watcb chain baDging from my vest pocket ; ooe side of it bad beeu cut I 1 was now convinced. Tbe mysterious adept at pocket picking, who bad thrown the creme de la creme of New York into fit of regular excitement, aod made tbem fear to appear io public with their jewelry ihe being who bad caused eacb one ol tue "brst circle" to mUtrust tbe honesty of the other stood before me. Yet bow to proeued T U would oot do to arrest ber on the spot Mrs. John son would nevar fajlve me for the scandal it would create, and the whole company lose their enjoyment. I was in a delemtua, aud s one of tbe young widow' friends approach ed, 1 made my obeysauce end turned away. As 1 walked toward Miss Jtelle ber molbur intercepted me, aud asked what prsspeel 1 bad ; were there any suspicious persons in the company T "beveral madam," 1 replied who oiock fv'7- ... "liractous me I v no are tney i "Mr. Le Clair, whom you iulroduced," I replied, laugbiug. "No jesting," said sbe. "Have you learn ed anything V I put my band down to snow ner my cut watcb cbaio, but it was goue I Tbe Gsb bad run away witb bait, book aod all. The aUair was getting serious, and 1 ex cited. "My dear Mrs. R ."said 1, "give your- self oo uneasiness you will lose oo more jewelry after to bight. Fermit ate to speak a word who uelle." Hastening lo tbe side of my fair cbaperone 1 whispered t "Cao yoa be discreet V "As wisdom," she said, smiling. "And play a part t" "Like le grand tragdienne F' "Then invite Madame Delauney to prome nade oo tbe rear pianza tbe oicbt is beaoli. ful from there stray into tbe garden, and take a posilioo Dear tbe gate which opens lulo tbe oext street. Keep ber engaged, and be astonished at oolbing tbat occurs. Belle arcbed ber brows noderstsndingly, and nodding assent. 1 oext strolled care. fully into tbe ball, opened tbe front door, and looked oat. Raising my fioger, tbe dri ver of my own carriage approached. It is almost needless to ssy tbat Le was police mso in disguise. "What luck!" be asked. "Good.' Drive down tbe narrow streets skirting tbe house, aod stop at the garden gate." Tbe boose was situated at the comer of a oarrow street, witb a brick wall extending frem tbe rear to lb next bouse. Tbis well screened the little flpwer garden, and contain ed a gate for the use of the servants. When 1 returned to tbe drawing-room, Belle and Madame Delaaney were absent. I found them in the garden, and plucking some flowers, I joiued them, making some casual compliments As soon as 1 had joined them, Belle started oh" for the bouse. Ma dame was about to follow, when I quickly arrested ber. ro aflame Uelauney, yon are my prisoner. "What do you mean, sir t" she gasped, re coiling from me. "Tbat 1 arrest yoa for theft. When you next steal a detective's watch cbaio, you should he more expert." As I spoke I opened the gate, and revealed the carriage and policeman. The scene caused her to sower before me. I tben told ber in hurried words that ber whole career was koown to me j that if she would go peaceably sbe micht save much shame and disgrace, bhe'bi sitated for a moment, and tben drawing herself op, proud ly, she replied : "1 will go with you, but you better beware when 1 have proved these accusations false I" I assisted her in tbe carriage, and, having a seat opposite, we were whirled rapidly away towards the office. Although tbe hour was late. I found the snduslrious old chief up. He emiled g.rjy"D,r. ij as ilea my beautiful priAffh ner arrest ratea tue incidents conrt--. . one was ofpn " .. . ft,. found UP tbe w'd8 J:"V" "L. ..uice, we found a number of secret pockets, She was of fin one of which was my wolch chain. She evidently bad not commenced ber operations 'of the evening. Tbe next day Madame Delauney's residence was searched and nearly all the missing property recovered. Her bouse was a rare depository of jewelry of every kind and estimale. Upon conviction sbe confessed tbat she bad first learned tbe art of theft from ber husband wbo was accustomed to show ber each new scheme of villainy that was revealed to bim in bis connection witb the Paris police. Tbe ring before noticed bad a spring diamond knife for a setting, which would easily strike through any golden ligature, and she was thus easily able to secure ber prize. She pleaded that poverty was tbe cause of her crime, as prior to the death of her husband she had lived honestly. Sbe suflered a Blight penalty, on condition that she would leave the country. The Pennsylvania Central Railroad. Tbe Altoona Shops are probably tbe most extensive in tbe United States, with, possi bly, one exception. The buildings, erected by the Company here, cost upwards of two haodred and fifty thousand dollars, and cover an area of nearly thirty acres. The machine and car shop is 426 by 70 feet; blacksmith shop, 120 by f)2 ; carpenter shop, 250 by 26 ; bridge and boiler sbop, 198 by 0; aettiug up shop, 126 by 73, two atones, with extensive palteru rooms above ; paint sbop, 126 by 63, witb tin and sbeel-irou suop, same size, in second story , brass foundry, 70 by 40 ; iron foundry, 147 by 70 ; aaod-bonse, 203 by 23. The storehouse, sandhouse and cleaning-room are all connected. Tbe circular round boose is 190 feet diameter 22 stalls. The semi circular round bouse. 1U4 feet diameter 16 stalls. Car shed, 250 by 38 feet. All tbe Company's buildings am brick, covered witb slate (perfectly fireproof), supplied with water and gas, through pipes lo every part of the buildings. 'ihe pattern department deserves more than a mere passing notice. Here are one tbousaud six hundred aud eighty. three pat terns for iron castings, one thousand and thirty seven of brass, aud one tnousand five! hundred and twenly-eignl ol miscellaneous patterns fur bridges, buildings, ic, all classi tied, numbered and registered, so tbat any particular piece of machinry can be ordered Iroui any part of tbe road, simply by giviug the number. Eacb locomotive builder has a separate apartment assigned, where all the patterns for tbat build ol engine are reaauy found. These four tbounuud two hundred and fifty patterns are valued at forty-five tbousaud dollars And, notwithstanding the immense number now oo band, six pattern' makers are coustaully employed makiug new ones. The wheels are bored and silos turned to one precise gauge, so tbat at any of ibe shops along tbe eotire line, either wheels or axles can be supplied as required. Nearly 1,000 men are employed about these works, 033 of wbom are in ine otouve l over aod Car Departments, 70 being practical car builders. American Jlailieai Review. Dying Testimony. A fortnight before bis death, M- Webster dictated the following inseFHoo, wbiue may now be read on bis -ooutnent : "Lord 1 b-"ve ; belp thou mine unbelief." ' Philosophical Arguuieul, especially that drawn from the vastuess of the Universe in comparison witb the apparent insignificance of Ibis globe, bas sometimes shaken my reasoo for Ibe faith which is iu me; but my bean bas always as sured and re-assured nie that tbe Gocpel of Jesus Christ must be a Divine Reality. The Sermon on tbe Mount cao col be a merely human production, Tbis be lief enters into the very depth of my Cuuscieuce. Tbe whole bisluiy cf man proves it. DANIEL WEBSTER. The above was. in brief. Mr. Webner's confession of faith, or testimony iu favor of Christianity. Bishop Ames and N ewspapbrs. The Pa cific Advocate say t "lo his address to the Conference, jnst before reading out the ap pointments, Uisbop Ames aiiuueuea to tne various methods by wbicb an itinerant preach er might render himself useful, and among other be spoke of circulating newspaper as ao important mean oi goou-uoiug. iu u:s tint circuit, tome thirty yeare ago, ba bad been veiy active io tbis direction, and be said be used to say to bie members, as a reason tbat tbey abould take newspapers, that be bad experience as a school teacher, and tbat it was bi deliberate opinion that two dollar peut fore good newspaper was of more value a ao educator in ine lamuy man ten oonars paid to a school master for tuition. And, remarked tbe Bishop, thirty year' observa tion baa bat coofirmed that opinion." A Pocit.a Ucsbahd. Io Portland. Ore. goa. there is a mao wbo lived with bis wife several years, and tbey bad several children. At last ska got tired of bim, and proposed tbat tbey should gat a divorce. He Said be bad ne onjectioo if sbe would sapport bioa. She agreed to do so, and they were divorced. Sbe is B w married to another man, and sup. ports her former husband by retaining hltn io the family as a servant. Love, while it frequently correpli pete hearts, often poriSs ct rrupt hearts. Bi.rkp. Dr. Cornell, of Philadelphia, con tributes to the November Dumber of the JCducatnr an article on sleep, from which we make the following brief extracts : No one wbo whiles to accomplish greet things should deny himself the advantages of sleep or exercise. Any student will accom plisb more year by year, if be allow himself seven or eight hour to sleep, aod three or four for meals and amusements, than if he labors at bis books, or with his pun, ten or twelve bours a day. It is true that some few persons ere able to perform much mental Ubur, and lo study late at night and yet sleep well. Some re quire but little sleep. But such individuals are very tare. Geo. Picbegru informed Sir Gil ber Ulane that, daring a whole year's cam paign, he did bot sleep more than one hour in twenty-four. Sleep seemed to be at the command of Napoleon, aa he could sleep and awake apparently al will. M. Guizot, minister to France under Louis Philippe, was a good sleeper. A late writer observes that bis facility for going tosloep after extreme excitement and mental exertion was prodigious, aod it was fortunate for bim tbat he was so constituted, otbarrvrd. A health would materinllj.,cciO be a nervous minister ia.Jvn to bim if he is. After the mwt boisterous and luinoultous sittings, at the Chamber, after being bailed by the oppo sition in tbe most savage manner their is oot a milder expression for their excessive violence he arrives borne, throw himself upon a coucb, and sinks immediately into a profound sleep, from which be is UDdntaibed till midnight, when proofs of tbe Moniteur are brought to bim for inspection. Tbe most frequent and immeoiate cause oi insauity. aod one of the most important to guard against, is the want cl sleep. Indeed, so rarely do we see a recent case of insanity that is not preceded by want of sleep, mat it is regarded as almost a sure precursor of mental deraogement. Notwithstanding stroDg hereditary preais positioo. ill health, loss of kindred or proper ty, insanity rarely results, unless tbe excitmg causes are such as to produce a loss of sleep. A mother loses ber only child ; ibe roerccaui bis fortune, the politician the scholar, tbe en thnsiust. mav have their minds powerfully excited and dirturbed ; yet, if tbey slerp well they will not become insane. Po advice is so good, therefore, to those who have recov ered from an alta.-k, or to those wbo are in delicate health, as that of securing, by all means, sound, regular, and refreshing sleep. Janim gejwtmcnt. SUGAR CANE. We bave bad au abundant crop of sugar cane io-tbia part of tbe West Ibis season. We have aeveral different kind of caue io cultivation hero the Chinese Sorgho end ceveral varieties of lmpbee, or African caue. As a general thing the cane all matured be fore frost, aud has done very well wilb us Ibis season. The caue is now pretty much all morked np. We use iron Cook's Evapo rator to manufacture it into sugar and sjrup. Tbe manufacture of tba cane, wbicb bas hitherto beeu our only difficulty in making it pay, bas this seasou, since tbe introduction of ibe above named evapoiator, proved a complete success. We bave tbis season pro duced a very superior article of syrup a pure sweet, produced without tbe Bid or use of clarifying substances, or chemicals, io appear ance very mucn line new uuney iroui vuo comb, end as thick as sugar-bouse syrup, lo which it is far superior ; lor any ooe acquain ted with tbe sugar refining process, cannot hesitate, certaiuly, between the pure aud delicious product of the cane and the con centration of questionable stuff which enters into tbe composition oi sugar uouse syrup and molasses. Sugar of tbe fairest quality bas been made by many persons with tbe use of the evaporate. Tbe effect of all this is that there is now very little demand here for imnnrted molasses at retail. la a few years more we will produce all our own su trar and svrao for home use, and bsve a sur plus for export, wilb which lo supply those farther North, where the cane does oot suc ceed. We can do all this, too, on our own farms with but little labor or cost for tbe ap aratus for manufacturing, a barrel of molasses per day can be purchased for about one hun dred dollars, and soigbo syrup sells readily here at 75 cents per gallon. It will pay Farmer readers of tbe "Dollar newspaper, how bas tbe can dooe witb you this awaaoof Let as bear from yon oo thia eubject. Give the reader lD" "Newspaper" an account of jf experiments tbis seasoo that others may benefit by tbem. bixkeyic Ohio, I860. Dollar Xcicrpaptr. We bave time and agaiu, urged tbe colti vation of tbis plant by farmers. Wo have experimented ourself year after year since its introduction. We bave made a good sy rup better than sugar-boose molasses or golden syrup oot so bright aud pleasing to the eye, but superior In tlavor. Bui in try iug experimeul to improve tbe process, aud become familiar wilb the manufacture, we have oftener "missed than bit." We are however fully satisfied of two things and tbey are tbat two to three hundred gallons per acre will pay, aod that ultimately every difficulty will ba overcome, syrup or or sugar will become as sure and regular a crop ou all our farms, as wheat or coro now is I Kveo should our apple crop become a plentiful again as of yore, tbe juice of the sugar cane ie superior to cider in the manufacture of apple butter, and for this purpose 'tis used imply el rider, and Done can fail who know bow lo boll apple butler. We bave Dot yet bad tbe opportunity of experimenting wilb "Coos Evaporator, now io generally need iu the west, but from our enquiries in various quarters, and the respectability of tbe parties wbo bave the patent, and manufacture tbe boiler in Ohio, w are aaiisned. tbat by osing tbis Evapora tor, all difficulties io concentration can be overcume. We have been informed that a gentleman near Laucaster, a Mr. Smedly, bad one of these Evaporators oo trial last tall We would ask bun a a Tavor, (if this meals his eye.) to oorself and the publio la geueral, to report his success or otherwise to The Union. lo oer neighboring county of Chester, they are going ahead io Ibis sweet operation. A friend writes me "that a neighbor of bis, wbo makes it a regular business, to express anu evaparate tbe cane juice fur bis neighbors on the shares, will this eason bave from fifty to one hundred bairela of the syrup foi sale, from bi (bare of tbe proceeds. There are e number of farmere in ibe vicinity wbo culti vate from one to five acre." W think every person wbo bae round theuld next yr put not a "patch" so that all will io time become familiar wilb the cul tivatioo and evaporation of this staple crop. All lamilie oae sweetening, aod if tbey raise, and manufacture it themselves, Ibcy know jusi what tbey have got- J- a a lancatter Union. D m fltr 0 s. Hoopg t. Boots. Ao unfeeling aud ongallaol "wretch," ia Yreke, having been forced off the si Je walk, into foot deep mad, by the exceeding ampli tude of a fashionably dressed lady' crinoline, send to the Northern Journal, the following tborts," for which, the editor remarks, he should be hooped op io a nail keg aod talked to death by ugly cross old maids : Beautifol creature I You sail along the street like A Missouri wood boat with a Fifteen foot mast. You're a band Some gal, and look amazing Well when you're fixed up. Yon No doubt think you're "some" and You are. But in tbat sew-nuid The year when tluoaerra firma Is compoanAency of paste, you're Twtb oo fellers who wear put jsoea uoots. Yon are said to be a Daughter of Eve, but yon don't look any M ore like your mother' picture Tbao a flour barrel doe like Shasta Butter. If she bad dressed like you, fi? Leaves would bave run out before tjbe got her hoops covered, and A dam, like some husband now A. day, went naked. When yoa go A Long lie tide walk you make fellers git Off io the mid opset good Boxes, and mi be tear your drees And raise thuninr generally. O you're a high cd gali .uperfic;,ll, Coosidared, and bftrg oD(j mils, end Pins can't 'scratch y,, aod mad Dogs can't bite you, sod boys can't Kiss you, aod calumny can't bart You, because nothing c.g get to yoa. May yoe ever beeucirclet by the im pregnable hoop of virtus, guarded by Friends, have lots or layers, aod by And by get married, but dim your Infernal big boop. Just look ot ciy Boots, you wide spreading Superfluity. ,mmtl( Tail-Holt Better txn no nolt. The following Inoghabls affairs is from a book entitled Fither't River Scene and Character. Tbe iccideci is located in North Caroliua. It is tbe story of a man "Oliver Stanlep," wbo wag taken captive by wild "Injins." After some consideration, tbey put bim into an empty oil barrel, and beaded hian np, leaving tbe bung bole open, tbat be might be looger dying. The prisoner relates a per. Hon ol bis experience io this wise : l oetermined to got out n tbat or bust a trace ; aud bo 1 pounded way witb my fiat, till 1 beat it into Dearly a jelly, at ibe end of lbebar'1; but it were no go. Then I butted a spell with my noggin, but I had do purchase like old rams have when tbey bot; fur, you kuow, mey pack ever so lr wheu tbey make a tilt. So 1 caved in, made my last will and testament aod virtually gave up the ghutt. I wur a mighty serious lime witb me for sure. V bile l were lying thar, balancing accounts with t'other world, aod afore 1 had all my figgers made out to see bow things 'ud stand 1 beam sutbiu scrambulatiu' io the leaves. and snortin' every wbipstich like he smell sutbio be aidia auzacliy like. 1 lay as still i a salamander, and thought, maybe there's a chance for Sunday y it. So the critter, whatever it moot be, kep' moseyin' round the bar'l. Last be came to lb bunghole, put bis nose io, smell mighty pirticler, and gin a monstrous loud snort I bolt what little breath 1 bad to keep the critturfrom smellin the internals of the bar'l. I soon seen it was a bar of tbe woods tbe big king bar of the woods, wbo bad lived there from time immor tal.. Thinks I, old fellow, look out: old Oliver ain't dead yiu Jist then be put bis black paw iu jist as fur as be could, and scrabbled about to make gome 'scovery. The first tbo't I bad was to nab his paw, as drowndin' man will ketch at a straw ; but I soon seen tbat wouldn't do, for you 'see be couldn't then travel. So I jist waited a spell who great natierbation of mind. 1 be next move be made was to put bis tail io at the bongbole of the bar'l to test innards. I seen that were my time to make my Jack; o I seized my boll, and shouted at tbe top of my voice ; "Charge. Chester, charge 1 Oo Stanley, on 1" And the bar be put, and 1 koowed tail holt were better tbao no holt; aod so we went, bar'l and all, tbe bar full speed. Now, my hope were tbat the bar would iumv over tome jiressepiis, break Ibe bar'l all lo ehiverations, and liberate me from my nasty, stinkin', ily prison. And sure 'ouB. the bar at full spued leaped over a caterack fifty foot hjgh. Down we went together io a pile cowhallop, oo a big rock, bostio' the bar' aod nearly sta- kin' my gizzard out'n me. 1 let go my tail bolt bad do more use for it and away, went tbe bar like a wbirlgust ov woodpeckers were afier it. I've never seen nor beam from that bar since, bot be has my best wishes lor Dls present and future wellara. A wretched editor, who hasn't any wile tr take care of him, went the other night to ladies fair. He says be saw there "an artic' which he "fain wnuid call his owo, but it ' not for sale." He declare tbat sioce-hst night be bas been "rapturously wretoed.' As tbe article was bound in hoops, the.-eader is left to infer tbat it was either gi-l era keg of whiskey. Tbey ere both calculated to make a wruteb "wrapturous.' "In my timn, Miss," said a stow sunt, "the men looked at tbe woman's faces, instead of Iheir enkles !" "Abl but my dear aunt," retorted Ibe young lady, "yon sea the world b is improved, and ia more civilfced than it ased to be. It looks more to tbauuderstau dog." , Do not trost to a weak argument because yoa think yoa huva e weak adversary : re member, a donkey will rat tbroujb bia rope, if you only biud l ira with e bay Sand, and be 1. the stronger for it. Yancey, the Alabama fire eater, while at Williams College, showed his vsneratiun by pitching a keg of pickle into a prayer meeu in He ia now ilraa-iriOE hi fritnds jlit'i t werst pickle that could be prepared for iheui. A Soolhero editor, some yea ago, io at temrt.ng tu compliment General' Pillow as "butlle scarred veteran." was made by the type to call bim a "battled sacied veteran. Iu lb next iasue the mi.take eas so far cor rected as to style him a "bottle scarred velo ran " Yonng lovers are catted turtles, and se tbey generally are green Witts. The light of friendship is lik the light of pbospboius sa plainest whea altareaad ie dark. Faa Rou-s Evbt Mobsibo. Rolling to the other tile of the bed for fresh nooBe.