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I! 'VL.V.rt tlilTOil Illoomftfcnrff, Wcdnewdny, May 6, 1857. democratic Kinnlnalloiii. KOK tiOVKRNOH, irriLlAM F. V ACKER, of Eyfcoming County. roa CANAL on MMlS. tomtit, N I 91 ROD STRICKLAND, HensseatbHng of the Slate Osmocratio j convention of 1857. in pursuance of a resolution adopted by the Democratic State Committee of Penn sylvania, the delegate* to the State Conven tion of March 2dj 1857, are requested to as eembleat the Capitol, at Harrisburg, on Tues day, the Sib day of June, 1857, at 10 o'clock, A. M., for tbe purpose pf nominating candi dates to complete the Siate Ticket, and tran sacting all other butinees pertaining to the original authority el the Convention. CHARLES R. BUCKALEW, Chairman. J. N. HPTCIIINSON, 1 - . • , it. J. HnuftMA*, ' } Secretaries. "——————— i ——w > TRUST ONLY I ItlL JUISPI. EX-SKNATOU FOOTS, who lias been tor some lime associated with tho Know-Nothings in California, has withdrawn from that organ ization and returned to his first love—the Democratic party., So says an exchange paper, and as such cases are numerous through all parts of the country, the fact is no doubt as stated. We refer to the case only for the purpose of call ing attention to the danger which results from placing superficial men in positions of responsibility. We shall be glad to wel come back all the prodigals who loft the simple but substantial fare of Democracy for the husks bf Know-Nothingism—men of impulso and sentiment, rather than of judgment and reflection; like Wilmot and Foote:—men whose mercurial temperament and restless spirit cannot watt for the slow growth of nature to mature them, but must eeek greatness by leaps These men afe al ways extremists on every question which arises, and fall into every new Ism. Foote was not content to bo a Democratic United State Senator from Mississippi, and so expi ated his folly in California retirement, and now comes back a repentant prodigal.— Wilmot was always an ultraist, ns much on questions of finance as of constitutional construction; and after he is ignominiously defeated in his wild chase for Governor he too will come back again to the Democrat ic fold. And when such men come in sincerity ■we will be glad to welcome them back and give them a good seat at the feast. But we warn our friends that such men are not safe to be again trusted as leaders They have proved blind guides once, and it will be our folly if we allow ourselves to bo a second time betrayed. Men who turn with every new wind of opinion or clamor are gener ally active and officious in their party, and leave each one in turn beause they cannot find room enough to expand thcmselve. We know how in 1846 men tvho aspired to eminence proved erratic on the tariff, and how iu 1848 the Taylor mania boro off many more; while a few poor country edi tors in the backwoods alone held out tho people's banner to tho breeze. So too it was in the flood of 1864; and as one of the few who stood firm in those contests in this region, and fought the battle almost single handed and alone, we feel aright to enter a protest against giving the control of tho party to the men who in dark days were the first apostates. If such men roturn from an honest conviction of error they will not aspire to rule the party, and dictate who shall be its caudidates. If they come back from other less honorable motives we have nothing to gain from them, either of charac ter or of strength. Court Proceedings. Court met hast Monday in this place, pres ent Judges Woodward, Kline and Evans.— Isaac Dcwitt of Greenwood was appointed Foreman of the Grand Jury. An indictment against Moses Gaumer for larceny was found a true bill. The prisoner was put upon trial, but after some evidence was given by the Commonwealth, ho with drew tho ploa of not guilty and plead guilty on the indictment. An indictment against William Whipple fjr horse stealing was found a true bill.— He was put upon trial, but all the evidence produced consisted of confessions made by the prisoner which were iuduced by hopes and persuasions, and were therefore inad missible. For want of otlior evidence he was discharged. The case of David Reinbold vs. Aaron Wolf on the civil list was tried. It was - eitui rui worst and labor in digging a well. Verdict for iho plaintiff for 812. The case of Jane M. Berninger vs. W. A. Kline is now (Tuesday afternoon) on trial. Trial of McKtm. The trial of McKim commenced at Holli daysburg before Judge Taylor the early part of last week. There were tome 40 witness es to be examined on the part of the Com monwealth, and sor 6 for the defence. The women who accompanied MrKim to Polls ville, were brought by an officer from that place, and a man named Bonner, originally aubprcnaed for the delence, was brought by an officer of Chester for the Commonwealth. The Doctor with whom Norcrois studied in Dunlieth, is alio in attendance, aa well aa several witnesses from Dubuque. Koons and Wolf, the men who arrested McKim on the North Mountain, are present. On Mon day McKim was brought into Court, and swote out sn attachment for two of.his wit nesses, residing in Cheater. 17* We publish to-day the new fee-bill for Justice* and constables which has racei ved the Gove rnor'a signature and is now the law of the State. We have on. baud copies of it in neat form for Justices to put up in their office aa the law directs. The bill raises the feei of the officets shout 25 pet pent. stiiiooi. convfitvTior*. In pursuance of the cojjand law the School t)irectorß Of Columbia fcounty met at tho Court-house in Bloorrteburg oif Monday nf- Jornoon and organized by electing BENJ. I*. FORTNF.R, President, and A. C. MIHSCH, H Secretary of the Convention. The townships were called over Vhen tile following direc tors were found to be present: Pent on —William Colo, N. P. Moore. Briarcr—k—S. B. Bownan, Enos Adams. Heater —'l'ilgh man Rittenhouse, Charles Michael. - * . Bloom —Dr. J. Ramsey, A. C. Mensch, Jo seph Sharpie.-*, E- Jl. icidelmau, Welling ton Hartinan, J. W. Hendershot. I Centre —James Kocher. Catawissa —Matthias Hartman,Wm. Hart man, Solomon lleinhard, I. S. Munroe, Jno Scott. Fishingcreck —Thomas Lunger, George D. Klinq, Henry Biltenbender. Franklin —B. P. Fortner, Wellington Clay toil, William Mensch, Moses Hower. Greenwood —Joseph E. Sands, Elias Wert man,Titos E.Eves, Aaron Reece,Humphry Parker. Hemlock— Reuben Bogart, John G. Nevitis, Baltis Appleman. Jackson —Wm. E. Roberts. Locust —John llarner, John Yeager, jr., Geo. Fetterman, jr., Peter S. Helwlg, Wright Hughes. Maine —A. Andrews. Joseph Geiger, Geo. Shuman. Madison. —Nehemiah Welliver, Joseph Masl^h Mbtilour —Josiah Roberts, Jacob Amine, Lewis Roat. Mtflin—V hin'eas Smith, John R. Yohe, Samuel 'NUBS.' Mount pleasant— Orange—James Patterson. Pine— * Roaringcreek —David R. Ilower, Michael Fcederoff.. ■ Scott —S. E. Fowler, Theodore McDowell, Peter Ent, Aaron Boon, Daniel Snyder. Sugarloaf—Yeter Hess, David Lewis Dr. Kamsoy offered the following resolu tion:—Resolved that a Committee of three bo appointed to examine tlie candidates for County Superintendent, and that no person be voted for as such candidate without hav ing been examined. The resolution was adopted. A motion was subsequently made to reconsider the resolution, but was lost. The President ap pointed B. F. Eaton, R. W. Weaver and Andrew Madison as the examining com mittee. Dr. Ramsay nominated Wellington H. Ent of Light Street, and Mr. Beidleman nomina ted William Bursess of Greenwood. Mr. Ent subsequently declined being a candidate.— The Convention then adjnurned to Mr. Ea ton's School room on Third Street, and Mr. Burgess was examined by the Committee in the presence of the Convention. A vote was then taken, and he received 43 votes—none being cast for any other per son. The Convention then proceeded to fix the ialary of the Superintendent for the corning three years. Several sums from'xsi,ooo u> *<*o were proposed, and it was finally fixed at 8400 s year. The Convention then adjourned sine die.. SALE OK TUT: MAIN 1,1,1 F. Even the Harrisbqrg Telegraph, an oppo sition paper opposes the currupt project of selling or rather giving awavthe Main Line which is now coulemplatcd in the legisla ture, and especially that part of the project which proposes to squander the proceeds ,of the sale. The following is from its col umns: SauLury and Frle Railroad mil. This is a bill which proposes to pledge 88,000.000 of the bonds received from tho sale of the Main Line, as collateral security for the redemption of that much of a loan authorized to bo made by that company, and to pledge the credit of tho State for the redemption of that much of the loan. We are the warm friends of the Sunbnry and Erie Railroad, and would be rejoiced to see that improvement made, but we re gard this proposition as little less than mon strous, and calculated, if it becomes a law, to defeat every advantage which the State might gain from the sale of the Public Works. It is but transferingthe schemes ol robbery and plunder from one theatre to another. It is well known that the contracts for making that road are in the hands of a few bold operators on public improvements, who will be the only party benefited by the passage of this bill. And when the money which is borrowed on the credit of the State is expended, and forty or fifty per cent of it pocketed by the contractors, the Common wealth will either have to make new ad vances to finish it, or suffer an unfinished road to be sold, by which lime these very contractors will have enough of the State's money to purchase it, and leave the Slate to pay the balance. The bill was defeated in the House this morning by a lie vote, but we have no doubt will be brought up again, as these vultures are not so easily to be driv en from their prey. SENSIBLE. —The National Era, tha leading anti-slavery paper in the country, published at Washington, came out last weak with a long article against the course of the free state psrly in Kansas, In refusing not to lake part in the election of delegates to the coneliiu tuiional convention. The Era advises the party to "reconsider" their plan, and make immediate efforts to show their strength at the polls. The Era says that no test oaths are required of voters, and every inhabitant c>n vole, and if tba free atatemen do uot vote they will prejudice themselves in the eyes of the people and be placed at a disadvantage with the democratic parly. 17* Mrs. Anna Maria Veitangruber, who baa been confined in the jail of Sullivan co., since October 1856, awaiting trial for the murder oi ber husband, will be tried at, the May term of Court. Satisfactory arrange ments could not be effected by the Prosecut ing Attorney and Defence to trial into another county. What Modesty I An Abolition paper op in Wilmot'. Dh triot," says: " David Wilmot received tbe neweef hia nomination, sitting at home, in the tniciat of hie family. Neither be nor hia friend" kept "open limine"-at Harrifbnrg or elneiere.— He did not find it Decennary to alteM aa an outside delegate, even." What a retiring, modeat, unambitious man Mr. Wilmot in I When the Convention that nominated him wandn session, be was "ait ting quietly at home, in the midal of hia fain ilyy" nqt thinking of auoh a thing aa hia e --lection ! Same men can't help having honore thrust upon them, no matter how much they run from them or try to avoid Ibem. He was "silting quietly at home, in the midat of his family." It is a downright shame to disturb such a quietly inclined man, and force him to be a candidate for Governor—especially when there is not the least chance on earth for him to be elected. But the chronicler ol David's virtues might have added, that be has spent the last six months in pettifogging, pipe-lay ing, wire-pulling and such little modest trick ery to blindfold end humbug the Know Noth ings and get the same unlooked-for nomina tion ; and that by resorting to every kind of legerdemain, which he underatands to a mod est extent, ho had everything cnt, laid up, and diied long ago. so that there Was no .nore need for him at Hirri#bur( during tiin Convention, than there was for step* dressera in the city of Jerusalem al the building of Solomon's temple. The moat innocent look ing creature to be found iaa fox, the morning after a visit to a farmyard; and of course Mr. Wilmot would be "sitting quietly at home in the midat of his family." Modesty will in jure that man in some way yet. He even had 100 much of it to resign his judgeship last fall before slumping the Siate for Fre mont, for fear he should double the people to elect another. Modest David Wilmot.— Lycoming Gazelle. The Poisoning Case, The Cleveland Plaindealer,' whose editor bas recently returned from a visit of some weeks to Washington, in referring to the late poisoning sickness in that city, and the con cntrent testimony of numerous physicians in all parts of the country that the symptoms could only have been produced by poison, refers to the fact that the malady originally I broke out at Mr. Buchanan's first visit to the hotel; it ceased when he left for Wheatland, arid upon his return, afier a fortnight's ab sence, became again more violent than ever. The President elect was warned by anony mous letters not to eat or drink in that house; and under the advice of friends, although he returned to the hotel from a feeling of regard for its worthy proprietors, he never broke ' bread or emptied a glass there, until he took \ up his residence in the Presidential Mansion. Occasional visitors who did not bosrd there, j but used the bar, were not afflicted, while nearly all the occupants of the dining room were more or less prostrated. Works on Geography. In the schools of this oeunty there haa been much improvement within a few yearspn the introduction of a uniform series of books in reading and arithmetio. It is to be much de sired that this progress should go into other branches of study. In Geographpv Mnnteith's Manual has been generally introduced for primary scholars, and has proved an excel lent work. There is none belter. Messrs. | Birnes & Co., the publishers, have recently j issued a new and enlarged edition of the I work, but one which can still be used along > with the old edition until new books can be procured for the whole class. It contains quite as muoh geography as most scholars retain through life; and at the conclusion has elementary chapters on astronomy and a little , geometry, which are useful andentirely with j in the comprehension of those who might use the book. I For more advanced scholars the name pub Ushers have McNally's system of Geography which embraces maps end reading matter in one volume, and ia yet comprehensive enough for any of our Upper Grade schools. There is no such uniformity of books in advanced Geography us is desirable, and where it can be done the Directors would consnlt the true interest of the scholars by introducing this bonk. MORALS TOR THE YOUNG, by Emma Wil lard, a teacher of reputation, is another good I"little work Irom the suine publishers. It is the best book of the kind where such is de | sired. Orders for these books will be faith fully filled if addressed to A. S. Barnes & Co., ! No. 51 & 53 John Street, New York, or loJno. \Y. Patlon, Lancaster, Pa. Tremendous Blast of Powder. Yesterday afternoon, Messrs. Fiteh, Cook* & Co. left off the heaviest blast at Quarry ville, so said, that ever was left off at the Bolton mountains. In this ease 1500' pounds of powoer were let on. The mass of Rock up heaved was twecty-five feet ie depth, and tweDty-five feet wide by fifty feet long. At least 3000 lons of rock were removed, 1000 tons being thrown from fifteen to one bond red rods distant. One solid mass of rock, weighing at least fifteen ions, wss thrown a distance of thirty rode; fences in the vicinity were completely destroyed, and the tops of trees taken off as if done by an axe. The lops of apple trees in an orchard near by were taken completely off, presenting a desolate appearance. The public road which rnns at the foot of the hill was completely filled; many of the larger rocks requiring to be blasted before they can be; removed. One mass which lay on the road, after beir.g divided into four parts, could with difficulty be removed by a six ox team. It generally requires, in opening a new quarry, an oellay of some $4,000 to remove the waste rock which lies over and above the paviog stones.— Hartford Couranl. W The bill to separate the office of Su perintendent of Common Schools from that of Secretary of tbe Commonwealth has re ceived the Governor's signature, and has ap pointed Henry C. Hickok, Esq., to the former office. He is familiar with its duties, and 1 the appointment ia a good one. EETTER FROM PARIS. Dr. John R. Everharl, of Westchester, who is now sojourning in Paria, writes a vary pretty letter from the metropolis of oiviiiza tion. We find it in the last Westchester A pilblicnn. PARIS, March SOth, 1867. Dear B.— Bon ttfe|he long and rainy winter, to smokiug chimneys, oil-cloilis ooaU and umbrellas! The kuds and birds have come at lasi to fill the gardens of Paris with the fragrance and mosio of spring. The French are oat like bees seeking for pleas ure, as these for honey. They saunter thro' the Jardio dea. Plantae to throw ground-cuts to the monkeys and feed the pigeons from their hands. They stroll around the fount ain* of the Place de la Concorde—watch children fly painted balloons in the green al leys of the Tuilleries; or launch baby boats amongst the wild fowls in the artificial lakes; or enjoy the puppet shows in the Champs Elysees, or the military manoeuvres of Zou aves in the Champs de Mert. They ramble out amongst the shrubbery of Versailles; amongst the marble graves of Pere la Chaise, and through the shady avenues of Fontain bleau. Thiy seem to forsake their homes to pursue their happiness in the streets, discuss meals tnd everything but politics, in the Boulevards. The Empire is not to be deba ted, the ear of the police, the tongue or the babbler and the air forbid it. With ibis cautious embargo on French lo quacity, Napoleoo, once called "the little," has worn his crown like a great monarch.— He has made hi* day the Augnalsn age of France—made bia capital as magnificent as Ctcsar's—avenged the winter of Moscow by the winter of Sebsslopol—and is about to en ter the Celestijtl Empire hand in hand with the Conquerors of the Nile. The Constable of Hsnover square, has be come the constable of Europe. The people who laughed at him iu-Strssburg, swear fealty to him at the Tuilleries. The Potentates who denied him a refuge, seek his friend ship. The forlorn stranger of New York makes ptitices of his Baltimore cousins. The heir of a banished dynasty, the last Napoleon has just finished the gorgeous tomb of the first, on the borders of the river, amongst the remnants of -bis living guards, near some of his buried Marshals, and inscribed on it that pathetic, palriotTo'dflng aspiration of the ex ile, "I desire that my asbes may rapoee on the banks of the Seine amongst the people 1 love so well." The Imperial Nephew has realized the wish of the Uncie. The destiny of the latter is fulfilled in the former. History satisfies poetical justice. To day I saw again the royal infant in a carriage drawn by lour horses, surrounded by guards and lacqueys. The hope of France was modestly sacking his fingers, and hardly seemed to appreciate bis circumstances. Negroea are rather at a premium here, no prejudice exists against them, the color is popular. This illustrates the diversity of tastes. The French are fond of garlic and are never offended by the odor of it. They admire Washington more than Gen. Pierce. They represent pur Indians with long beards. American bankers, fifteen & Co., here failed, to the misfortune o( some of their country men here. Blessed are the poor for Ihey lost nothing. Yours, J° H N. UNITING INDIA AND EUROPE TELEGRAPHICAL LY.—The Porte has granted to an English company the right to construct a submarine telegraph between Constantinople and Alex andria, to be continued thence to India, so that the western coast of the Pacific will soon be in telegraphic communication with Eng. land, thence by the Atlantic cable to Ameri ca, and, at no distant day, to San Franoisco. The imperjal firman granted two years for the construction of the line from Constantin ople to Alexandria, and four for a line along the Red Sea, the southern coast of Arabia and intervening space till it reaches the Prov ince ol Scinde, where it will connect with lines already established in British India, one of which extends to Bombay on the Western coast, whilst another traversea this great pen insula, from Kurracbee to Calcutta, and cros sing the Gulf of Bengal, extende to Pegu, the great port of the Burmun empire, only two hundred leagues from the frontier of China. It is staled that both will be commenced im mediately, and the first completed within the present year, while the second will not tarry long. The English Government being so much interested in this enterprise by vast movements in Persia and China, is giving it an earnest support, ssveral vessels having been sent to make soundings between Alex andria and Rhodes. tf The Legislature has done e heavy bu siness in the establishment ol new banks— No less than nineteen bills have passed both Houses, authorizing an additional capital of 86.360,000. Writs th#-*aeeptioo of a few, located where bank accommodations are ab solutely necessary and are not to be had, the majority of these charters have in store an abundance of evil for the people of this State. Without supplying an urgent necessity many of them, ws have a right to believe, will give us a lull supply of all Ihe troubles aed disas ters of which reckless end unrestrieied bank ing is so productive. The following is the list ol Bank Bills passed, with the amount of oapilal of each Bank: Bank of Lewisbnrg, capital, 8200,000; Pittstou Bank, 200,000; Corn Exchange, Phil adelphia, 500,000; Kittening Bank, 150,000; Octorara, 160,000; Coateaville, 150.000; Al legheny, City, 600,000; Commonwealth, Phil adelphia, 600,000; Doylestowr., 150,000; Sha mokin, 150,000; Farmers and Drovers', Wavnesburg, 100,000; Cataeaqua, 400,000; Citizens' Deposit Bank, Pittsburg, 500,000: Eastern Bank,200,000; Union Book, Philada., 600,000; Central Bank, Hollidaysburg, 300,- 000; Pottstown, 200,000; Union Bank, Read ing, 300,000; York County Bank, 200,000. —Total, 86,350,000. THE GOVERNOR or UTAH.—Major Benja min McCnllough, of Texas, ha* been ap pointed Governor of Utah, and the Union says he will probably accept it. Brigbam Young would find Major McCollongh rather a tough tubjeot to bring into spiritual (abjec tion. . The Norcroes Murder— Trial of McKim. The trial of David Stringer McKim for the mordir of Samuel T. Norcross, neat Altoona, in January iaat, commenced at Hollidaya burg, the county town ol Blair, on last Thurs day evening. The usual difficulty in obtain ing a jury waa experienced, and it was not until Friday afternoon that the case was opened by the District Attorney. The latter gave a history nl the case, which it is not necesaaty here to repeat, as most, if not all our readers are familiar with it.. The facta in brief, are that Norcross started from (lit- 1 nois to return to hia home in New England. He had aeveral thousand dollars in hi*-pos session, and being in delicate health, he had accepted the proffered eetvice of McKim to attend to his wan'*. The two got out of the cars at Altoona, and walked up the road together On the 16th of January. Soon after Norcross was found ly ing upon the railroad track, in a dying con dition. His throat waa cut and hi* skull was fractured by blows with a club. The mur dered man died without being able to speak. McKim fled, and his trunk came on to this city, but be never appeared to claim it. Af ter the lapse of a considerable interval, the fugitive was arrested at a desolate place io the interior of the State. After the District Attorney had concluded his opening remarks, the first witness, John Cal lahn, was called. John Callahan sworn—l live in T-ogan township, two ar>d a half miles above | Altoona; on the morning of the 16th of Janu ary last, as 1 was going to work about seven o'clock, when I got into this cut, 1 saw a man in the ditch on his knees; ho was on bia two knees, wavering back and forward with hia back to Altoona; before I reached him I (ho't it might be our watchman, when I got close I found his cap off his head; it was a kind of skin cap; he was uttering some words, but I do not know what he meant to say; I saw, as he was raising bis head, the cut across his throat; I passed but few remarks; it was a pretty large cut, pretty near clear aroond the throat; uuder hia ear, about his jaw there were cuts, but I do not know whether one or two; I did not remark wbicb side of the bead they were on; Mr. McKenna and his men I informed of what I had seen, snd my fore man and his men came up; a locomotive came along, and we took the body to Altoo na, and a party of us remained at the scene; one ol them found a rtzor and a club upon the ground.;..after the razor was found they wanted n.e to go to Altoana and lake the ra zor; I did so, and gave it to some one; there was a travelling bag found also upon the ground ; it looked like a fiddle with a green cover on it; Ido not know what else was found. [The razor four.d by Norcross' body was shown witness, and he remarked that it looked like the one he had seen ] The club, a stick about two inches in thickness and four fret in length, the witness also thought was the same. The carpet bag and fiddle bag, to the best of his opinion, he thought the same; also a shawl that had been around Norcross. Cross-examined —No ono wer.t with rne to Altoana with tho razor. It was between one and two hours after I saw the body that the razor was found. I cannot say that thai is the club. Thomas McKernan sworn—l am the fore man of a gang of men on Ihe Pennsylvania Railroad j on the 16ih of January last I got word that a man was dead on the railroad; I called on my assistants to see to Ihe place, and on my way I called upon Valentine Dil lon to go along ; we found the man about two miles above Altoona ; his throat was out; it was a very large cut—nearly all around. I think it was on the chin, one over the eye, and I think one on the right side of the face; his eye was broken in. When I first saw this mn he was trying to get on his knees, but he either fell on his face or side, and then turned, and kept turning and exerting him self until we got him on the engine. Upon the ground in the neighborhood of the man I saw ihe largest portion of a razor scabbard, a black carpet sack, a green baize violin bag and a club; about half an hour after this lime we found a razor about fifty or sixty feet above where we found the body. [Witness I was shown razor, and, to the best of his be lief, thought ft to be Ihe same snide. He also believed the other articles to be the same that were found, including the club.] Nor cross was put on an engine for Altoona; I recognize the vest [vest shown him] as hav ing been upon the person of the wounded man. It was a very cold freezing raoiaing. There was blood on the rails forty or fifty feet above the murdered man, it was frozen and had in it part of the wool of a red comforter, like this now before me. [Red scarf of Nor cross shown biro.] Cross-examined—l believe all the articles before me to be the same from their gener al appearance; I am sure it was blood 1 saw upon the rail; I picked op the club and ex amined it; put it back where it oame from; I have not seen the articles since until tbis week; 1 recognize Ihe vest by the color and the stuff; I recognize the razor by its color nnd the blood upon it. (Razor shown him.) I think it is still blood upon it. (Witness dercribed dress of Noroross.) The Bhawl was upon the roan, across his breast, and clasped in Iront; his boots I never saw, un less I saw them on Norcrosa; Norcross I should judge to have been about five feel seven inches in height. Valentine Diller testified to the finding of the body, its removal to Altona, and the blood fonnd on various parts ol the track.— He identified all the articles except the coat. His cross-examination elicited nothing wor thy of note. Mosee Donty, Esq., sworn—ls a Justice of the Peace in Alloona; passing the Exchange Hotel, heard of the accident or murderj went in, and fonnd the man lying upon the settee, unable to articulate; took two letters from him, in order to ascertain who be was; also, a silver watch, breast-pin, and porte-monnaie, containing a ten dollar gold piece, a gold dollar, and a one dollar bill on the Fox Lake Bank. Articles produoed and identified. John M'Cbarters sworn—Keeps the Eagle Hotel in Pittsburgh; identified Fox Lake Bank bill as one he had given in change to a raan>amed Noreross in payment of bis bill. [Hotel register of the Eagle Hole! pro duced.] Norcross came to my house en the 141)1, bad bit mine registered, and, tleo, an be Mid, that of hia friend, David MeKinnsy, of Philadelphia; aaw Norcross and defendant in company frequently; whan former paid tho bill, aaw a twenty dollar gold piece in hi* possession, and other money. Samuel M'Maatera, clerk of |hp Hotel, tea lifted to firet seeing Norcroea and defendant at the hotel in the morning, after coming out from breakfast. That McKim leaned over the counter and and told him, confiden tially, that he had great trouble with Nor eroae; that he was subject to fita, and at times it would lake two or three men to hold him; that the night previous he, NOTCTAM, had slipped out of bed, and hwoke him—the de fendant—-by attempting to beat bit brain* out against the wall. Wllnesa was farther informed by defendant that be waa taking Nororosa from the West to bia friends in the East, and tbat lie bad great trouble wilhbim, as he made every endeavor to commit sui cide while laboring under one of those fita. Jacob Shimbro, the ostler at the Eagle Ho tel, testified to taking the baggage fiom the Pennsylvania and Ohio baggage room in Al legheny, to the Pennsylvania depot in Pitta burgh, and to seeing the men at the depot in company. He does not recognize MuKim, but remembers the trunk. Joshua Cressod, sworn—On the 16th of January, I was baggage master on the ex prase train on the Pennsylvania railroad; the the first place that 1 can identify tnese mu trunks ia at Philadelphia, when they were not claimed; that was on Jannary 16th, the train left Pittsburgh at 9} o'clock on the Istb; the checks on the trunks are placed on bag gage destined for Philadelphia; no owner ap peared for these trunks that night; the (ranks being unclaimed, 1 delivered them into the charge of the Baggage Agent, Philadelphia. T. E. Garret, sworn—l was baggage agent of tbe Pennsylvania Railroad at Philadelphia on January 16th insl; I received the trunks from Mr. Cresson, baggage master of the ex press train—(witness examined the trunks) —one of them is marked on the bottom, "D. McKim, Dunlieth, Illinois;" the trunks were unclaimed; another trnnk of Norcross' was delivered by me to Mr. Poland, a relative of the deceased, on the 29ih of January. On Saturday morning the Itunk of Nor cross was to be opened and examiued. The court then adjourned. Counterfeit Detection. Dye's Detector presents the following rules for the detection of oounterfeit bills. To per sons of taste and judgment, they will be use ful. Let every reader of the "Star" cut them out and preserve them : First—Examine the form and features of all human figures upon the note. If the forms are gracelul and leatures distinct, examine the drapery—see if tho folds lay natural; and if the hair of the head should be observed, and see if tha fine strands can be seen. Second—Examine the lettering, the title of the Bank, or the round handwriting on the face of the note. On all genuine bill* this work is done .with great skill and perfeotnsss, and there has never been a counterfeit but was detective in me lettering. - Third—The imprint or engraver's name. By observing the great perfectnes of ibe dif ferent company names—in the evenness and shape of the fine letters—the counterfeiters never get the imprint perfect. Fourth—The shading in the background of the vignette, or over or around the letter* for ming tbe name of the bank—on a good bill is even and perfect—on a counterfeit irregu lar and imperfect. Fifth—Examine well (be figures on other parts of the note containing the denomination also the letters. Examine well the dye work around the figures which aland for the denom ination, to see if it is of the same character as th*t which forms tbe ornamental work sorroanding it. Sixth—Never Iske a bill that is deficient in any of tha above points, and if your impres sion is bad when yuu first see it, you bad belter be careful how you become convinced to change your mind—whether your opinion is not altered as you become confused in looking into the texture of the workmanship ol the bill. Seventh—Examine the name of the State, name of the bank snd name of the town in which the bunk is located. If it has been al tered from a broken bank, Ibedafeols can be plainly eeen as the alteration will show that it has been stamped on. ARRIVAL OF THE AFRICA. ORE WEEK LATER FROM EUROPE. New York. May I.—The Conrad Steamship Africa arrived about 4 o'clock, this afternoon, with Liverpool dptes to the 18th ult. The English papers announce thai Queen Victoria has gives birth to another princess. The capital of the bank of France is about to be doubled. It ia reported that tbe Emperor Napoleon will soon visit Algiers. There are continued rumors of French con spiracies. Tbe steamship City of Baltimore arrived at Liverpool, on (he 14th ult. FRANCE. —The Republicans propose run ning Camot, Cavaignac, and otoera, for tbe Legislature. The deqiand of Turkey on Persia for res titution of territory has been referred to France and England. The French Government hai decided that the introduction into Algeria of Chinese field laborers shall be encouraged. The French Repulicsns have determined to ascertain their strength at the approaching election by putting up MM. Carnot, Cavaig nac, etc., as candidates for the Legislative Chamber. They intend proposing them in Paris and in the Departments. ENGLAND.— Tbe English and Persian treaty hae not been concluded. It is rumored that the four Powers, weari ed of the Neufchatel trifling, are about to impose terms on Proseia and Switzerland. It i* re-aflSimed that Franca and England are meditating in the Spanish-Mexican quar rel. ST Tbe President has appointed Christo pher Carton, tbe " Kit Canon" of Fremont's expedition, Indian Agent for New Mexico. OLD ME* IN OLD TIME*. MODERN DEGENERACY. Modem laxory is not favorable to long life. In the patriarchal era, if translator* of the scriptures ara correct in their interpretations of the Mosaic measurement of lime, an an cieni Hebrew waa quita a youth at the age of ■ century or so, and could scarcely be considered selt'ed for life before he had reached bia second centennial epoch. Now, however, a man ia venerable at fifty, and although Old Parr saw bia 159tb birthday, and the census occasionally brings a cente narian to light, seventy is usually the ag- S treme limit of human existence. The KWW Is, We moderns eat too much, drink too much, loaf too much, aoJ work too Ihtle. We spoil our stomach* with over indalgence, and tbe result is impure blood, vitiated secretions, a disordered system, and premature decay.— The root of half the fatal diaeaaea of the race ia dyspepsia, a complaint unknown, it ta presumed, in the days of Moses and the prophet*, when turtle sonp, terrapin stew, rioh palts and champagne were uninvented. A* these, and hundreds of other indigestible*, however, form an indispensable portion of the writ of the nineteenth century, and hu man nature or rather artificial appetite Wi/I invoke dyspepsia with all its kindred hor rors, one of the great objscta of medical science should be to provide a cure for them. This we really tbink has bean accomplished by Holloway. His Pills seem almost to real '•* f ~ KU Elixir Vtta. There can ba no manner of doubt, (unless we choove to reject a mass ol testimony which wonld be deemed conclusive by any court and jury in Christendom).that they are the most po tent and unfkiling remedy tbe world has aver feen for indigestion, and all disorder! of tho stomach, the liver and the bowel*. Wo do not advise our readers to tempi an attack of these maladies by neglecting the condition of health; but if the mischief it done, wo most earnestly recommend th is famous laxa tive and stomachic—for strange to say, the Pills combine the two qualities—as tba speed iest, the safeat, and the moat infallible noeaua of cure. In ao doing we simply act upon our own convictions, founded on personal observation, ae well as on volumes upon vol umes of unimpeachable voucher*.— Boelon "Traveler." THE GOLD WORLD.—A new work just pub lished, entiled ''Remarkable Facta," conlaius the following statement : "Estimate the yard of gold at $2 000,000, which it is in round numbers; and all the gold in the world might, if melted into ingots, be contained in a cellar twenty-four feat squar* and sixteen feel high. All the boasted wealth already obtained from California and Australia would go into tn iron sale nine feet square and nine feet high—so small is the cube of yellow metal that has set populations on the march, and roused tbe whole world to wondM. The contribution* of the people, in the time ol David, (or the sanctuary, exceeded £6,- 800,000. The immense treasure David ia said to have collected for the sanctuary a mounted to £889,000,000 sterling CCrito saya 798 millions)—a sum greater than the Brit ish national debt. Tbe gold with which Sol omon orerlaidthe "most holy place,"* room only thirty fset square, amounted to more than thirty-eight millions sterling. The Commissioners of I<awrsnce Co., Pa., having subscribed $479,000 stock for railroad purposes, on the recommendation ol the Grand Jury, the people ol Shenango, Perry and other township* have called meet ings, protesting against any gnarantae of tba iuierest on the bomia of the Commissioner*, and pledging themselves to "resist-to the ut most, by all lawful means, the payment of either interest or principle of said bonds, and to contribute funds to retain the services of suitable legal counsel,to teal Ibeir legality or validity." The matter bae kindled a great exci'emenl. POLITICS Ia THE PULPIT.— Ex-Senator Dick inson, of New York, in one of his orations, thus speaks of tba effect of introducing poli tios into the pulpit: "It has dona more to demoralize tbe public mind than any other social evil, for it has planted death in theaest of life; it has done more to desecrate the cause of religion than the worst opinions of Paine—more to raise up an army of scoffers than the writings of Voltaire—more to man ufacture infidels than the seed sown in the revolution of Frsnoe: and when *ll these in fluences shall have been exterminated or for gotten forever, the plague spot of political pulpits will rest upon society like a deadly incubus." A BORER EXPELLED. —Some lime ago Spea ker Getz of the House ol Representatives ex posed some corrupt attempt on the part of H. F. Moßeynolds to extort money from •onie member* interested in the passage of u certain bill. A committee was appointed u> investigate the matter, and last week Mr. Lonaker the chairman reported to expel Mr. Mcßeyuolds from the bar of the Home, which report was adopted by tha House. The person so expelled was in the winter of 1896 a correspondent of the Philadelphia Pennsylvanian, but for some reasons tbat pa ptr early last winter gave long public notioa that he waa no longer in any way conauoted with it. INTEBCSTINQ. —The census of the United States shows that we haTe two millions and a half of farmers, one hundred thousand mer chants, sixty four thousand masons, and near ly two hundred thousand carpenters. We have fourteen thousand bakers to bake out bread ; twenty-four thousand lawyers to set us by the ear; forty thousand doctors tu "kill or cure," and fifteen hundred editors le keep this motley mass in order by the potent pow er of publio opinion controlled and manafac tared through lb* press. THE "HOG CHOLERA" is prevailing to an alarming extent in Kenlocky, Indiana, and in fact, all along the Obio river. In two pens in Kentooky in less tban a week some 400 hogs died, and we hear accounts of sualler number* in other sections. The bogs tbat thua die are converted into grease, and sold to the stearins candle mtkeri at about 9 pit. per lb. This is bringing hogs to Kgkt!