Columbia Democrat and Bloomsburg general advertiser. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1850-1866, March 21, 1857, Image 1
i v i 1 i n s x i n r I i t AND BLOOMSBURG GENERAL ADVERTISER. LEVI L, TATE, Proprietor. ALE3I B. TATE. Vublishor. ".To Hold and trim tlio Torch of Truth and Wavo it o'or tho darkoncd Earth,'' VOL. XI, NO. 2. BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 1857 YOL. XXL A 1 I alnmbta Democrat? Office. In the new Brick Building, op positc the Exchange, by side of the Court House, "Democratic Head Quarters," TERMS OP ItTIllCnlPTmV, 11,00 In Atlranco, Tor ono copy, Tor tlx montlil, 1,75 In advance, for ono copy, ono year. 2,00 If not paid within tho first thrco months. 2,23 If not palil within tho first six months. 2,50 If not pnid within tho year. TO" No subssrlption taken for lens than elxmonttn, ml no paper iliseontlntsd until all arrearages shall have boenpaid. 113" Ordinary ndverttscments inserted and Job trork excouted at tho ontablithod prioos. Select $3orlrti. Tho Unseon Battlo-Piald. There is tin unseen battle-field In every hyman brcust, Whore two opposing forces meet, And where they seldom rest. That field is veiled from mortal sight, " '1 is only seen by one Who knows alone where victory lies, When each day's" fight is done. One army clusters strong and fierce, Their chief of demon form ; His brow is liko tho thuuder cloud, Hisvoico tho bursting storm. His captains, Pride, and Lust, and Hate, ' AVhoao troops watch night and day, Swift to detect tho weakest point, And thirsting for tho fray. Contending with this mighty forca Is but a littlo band ; Yet thcro with an unquailiug front, Those warriors firmly stand I Their leader is a God-liko form, Of.countenance serene ; And plowing on hi naked breast A simple iross is seen. His captains. Faith, and Hope, and Love, Points to that wondrous sign, '','" fiaz'"S 011 a" rcccivo rt'rcugth froiifa source diviuol They feel it speaks a glorimi3 truth, A truth as groat ns Hire, That to the victors they must leirn To low, confide, endure, That faith sublime, in wildest strife, Impart a holy calm ; For every deadly blow a shield, For every wound a balm. And when they win that battle-field, Past toil is q ito forgot ; 1 ho plain where carta o once had reigned. lice mots a hallowed spot. A spot where flowers of joy and peaco Spring from the fertile sod ; And brcatho thopcrlumc of their pratso On every brcczo to God. &n3ntcrcstmrj Stint) How She AVon the Furs. I have a good story to toll you, and y-u must read mo patiently to tho end, in or der that you, too, may enjoy what has made my poor sides ache with laughter, ns they have not dono for many a tlay. You remember pretty little Mrs L., whom you met hero one day last summer ? Did I or did I not tell you what a perfect witch ehe is, and how she contrives to twist her husband and everybody clso around her fingers almost without an effort I Well, ehe came daucingin, yesterday morning, wo ning tho most superb set of sables; thoy ruust havo cost a littlo fortune. No ono but myself would have seen them, for tho bright faco above them radiant with beauty and gladness, and would havo riveted tho gazcoflho coldest cynic in creation. Hut 1 havo been persecuting '1'. for a set of ermines, aud of courso my oyo fell upon the eablcs, and I exclaimed "You extravagant creature? Where did jou got them!" "lixtravigant !" r.aid she. "Not a bit of it. Where did I get them 1 My bus baud of courso. Sco what beauties thoy arol Thoy must havo cost an immensity poor fellow 1 But then ho had to do it.'' "Bccauso you fascinated him I" said I. i'No, indeed I I won them on the clco- tiou." "On tho election 1 How ! You haven't certainly been betting onBuchauan!" "Not I. 1 wouldn't havo bet a pin on him , though they say he has gained the day. I'll tell you all about it ; but first let mo tako this thing off my nock your par lor's liko an oven," So saying, sho pitched her capo at tho cat, and, laughing to see how tho creature's back roso at tho insult, began thus : "You know how Gcorgo and I havo fought about this election ho was for Ml. jnoro, and I for Fremont ; and how many times ho has tried to silouco mo by sayiug that "women know uothiug of politics' which, by tho way, I don't in tho least, be lieve. Do look at tho cat." "Never uind tho cat ; go ou with your fctory." "Yes, certainly. Where was IT O, yes. Well, as I said, wo did everything but devour each other. It was such a mollification to me to havo him vote for ono who would "stoop to conquer, as Fill mora hag dono. So ono day I said ; "Well, I shan't let you vote ; I shall keep you at home. Mo laughed heartily, aud replied : "That's moro than youcando, my dear." "Will you nivo mo leavototry!" " Y-cs, and moro, 1 11 promiso you a set of sables, if I don't cast my voto lor Fill-1 moro on tho fourth of November," " i "Honestly and truly 1" I "Ho promised ' cs.' That was two weeks before the election. Just look at tho 1 cat; here, puss, puss." It was plain sho would never got along with her story "w-hilo tho cat rcmiincdiu tlio room, so I picked up pussy without saying a word and put her cut. "That moans 'go on" I suppose," laugh ed Sophie. "Well, as I said before, this was two weeks before tlio fourth, and fmin ' that time I didn't open my lips to Georgo up in tho subject. Tho nest day tlio T"s came to m .kc us a visit, aud our time was so completely occupied with catering for their amusement, that the election was scarcely alluded to ; as for my bet why it 1 was quite forgotten. But you may bo sure my brain was busy enough, revolving ways aud means to win tho sables. 1 whis-' pcrcd the secret to tho T'e, .win entered 1 into my feelings cutircly. And no wonder for ono ol them had no furs at all, and the . other carries a muff which sho declares is i seven generations old. Ave concluded to iuvito company lor Monday evening, aud so on tlio morning of that day we dtovo around among our sympathising - th.it is our Fremont friends and neighbors, and gathered up as many as wo could get at conveniently. In the evening wo muster ed twenty, ourselves included, all on tip-toe to dauot- tiil morning, if necessary, to tho success of our plans. George, who dearly loves merry-making, was delighted at tho prospect of a romp, tlnugh he wished I had deferred it until after the 'election, when it would servo as a celebration of tho ap proaching Fillmore victory." Here I interrupted f-ophic, to tell her how ridiculous such an idea was, and 1 ad ded that I thought htr husband knew better Site flew at me in a minute. "There, now, don't laugh at my husband; that's my privilege alone, madam. 1 w '8 us s'ill as a moit'C, end she weet on: 'But, lit make a long story short and u long night ts short a3 possible, wo dmccd till tour o'clock in the moruing,whcn I told Gcrgc if lie wanted to bo in town cirly ho lud better retire. IIo tiok the hint mid before miny minutes lio was sleeping like a top. I crept up to his room and quictlp clo sing tho shutters, and succoded in drawing down tho curtails till it was dark as hrc bus. Believe it or not, cs you please, the creature slept till four in tho afternoon I We kept tho house at quiet as possible, and about live o'clock 1 had tho tible set as if forlroal.fast, and wont up to oll him Ho yawned and asked tho time. Quite late I said: and added, to como down, for the girls and I cm hungry. lire long ho made liis appear tnco in tho broakfastroom, bow ing (.ood morning to all aroui.d wj mo Ultimo trying to look us demure as so m my nuns. I poured out his coff'c, which ho was quite wit y over, declaring as ho handed his cup to havo it replenished, that it was Fillmore coffee to a ccrtninty ; upon which we screened wih laugh er, glad of any excuse to give vcut to our pent up amusement. It grew darker and darker, till finally wo could scarcely see. Gcorgo roso, and walked to the window, said ho thought wo should havo a severe storm, 'I hen he called me to look 'what a strange light there was in thu Wost,' Now, I Lad ucier thought of the sun, aud if 1 had, 1 could'nt havo kept it from setting, you know, so I marvelled, and wondered, aud suggested somebody's barn ou lire, or somebody's haystack anything that would keep htm, loitering aud gazing to pass away time Wo watched tho light till it faded away, and just as Gcorgo turned away from tlio win dow, saying that ho uad never hnown so dark a day, little Harry came bouuc.ng in. Ho rau to his father, aud put up his lips for a kiss savinij : " Dood uight, papa." " Dnod morning, you meau,'littlo fellow," said George, laughing. 'No, no, duid night," persisted tho child ; 'nursy, put Harry to bod,' ' A light broke in upon my husband's brain, IIo turned, aud seizing me by both hands, said : ' Is it true, Sophio 1'' ' You'vo seen the sun set,' I replied ; ' now you owo mo a set of sables.' ' You never saw a man so utterly dis coufitted as George. It was quito too lato for him to attempt to roach town before tho I closing of the polls. I felt so sorry for his disappointment, that I wished in my heart I till the sables were in tho Hcd t'ca, aud tho tears filled my oyes in spito of mo. llo saw what was pasting in my mind, and drawing mo to him khscd mo belore them all, too, I was so ashamed I' ' Never mind, Sophie,' said he, 'it's all . fair and squaro ; you'vo won honestly, aud , I must say, admirably, too," j ' Tho next day ho brought mo thco I sables, wlu'ch are really superb just feci that cuff.' i ' Yes, I seo ; but did'ntho ask how you ' mado him sleep so long?' I Ucrlamly ho did 4 And what did you tell him I' ' That I put morphine into his chickeu salad 1 I rTT"How Ion .ti.i A,l, v ,;,. ; J-w - AMIIUt IblUUlll 11 Paradise, beforo ho tinned?" said au amia. bio spouse to her husband. " Till ho got t&" Woloomc Spring. THE NOROROSS MURDER AT ALTOONA. THE HISTORY OF TI1K TRAGEDY. Tho murder of Dr. Burdcll has thrown I tho wholo country into a fovor of excite ment for several weeks past, and all other cases where human life has been sacrificed 1 they havo not been few in number t Roomed to havo paled beforo tho absorbing interest that has centered in the liouso 31 Bond street, and havo almost been forgot-1 ten. Tho Norcross murder, however, equals in respcel; of atrocity and cold ( blooded des;gn though not perhaps in mystery, that of Dr. Burdell. I Very near a year ago, a young man ! named Samuel T. Norcross, cf aftablo manner, kind and generous disposition, 1 and in every respect a perfect gentleman, left his parents uud friends at Uast hex- ( ington, Massachusetts, with tho intention -e -...- .t.- . . - .1 1 ui umcuiig upuu mo piuukiue ui muuiumu at Dunlcith, opposite Dubuque, on the Mississippi river. Tlio place of his desti nation was reached in safety, aud under tho care and tuition of an M. I) , Mr. Nor cross gave every promise of rising to emi nonco in his career. But after continuing for somo time in tlio fulfillment of his pro fessional duties, his health began to fail. An abscess in the side, with which ho was alllictod, troubled him oxceodiugly, and after a season of doubt and indecision, ho at length determined, by tho advieo and urgent request of the family at home, to return. IIo prepared to leave Dunlcith. Then canio ono of thoso circumstances that inexplicable and strange, sometimes induce weak minds to assert a sovereign piiuciplo of fatality. A very short time belore lie started for home, lie became ac quainted with an outlaw from society a illaiu, named Daid Stringer M'Kim. This man wormed himself into his confi dence. He fell into a snare, aud tho two became very friendly. At Duulicth they wcro always together. Nay more so kind and so much interest did M'Kim take in his friend, that ho resolved to accompa ny him to the Bast, and on account of his illness, to sec him homo in safety. In tho early part of January, tho twain, in company, loft Dunlcith, tho passage of both having been p id by Norcross, witli his accustomed generosity. Iu Ids posses sion, at tho time of departure, as near as can bo ascertained, weio between fifteen aud twonty-livo hundred dollars, iu notes aud gold, together with two bonds of 5601) each, and a gold watch, trinkets, &e. All those woro ou Ids person. M'Kim had ab solutely nothing. But at this point wo must explain that M'Kim, in order tho belter to carry nut his do-igns, was passiug tho alias of Daniel H. M'Kinney, aud as such had introduced himself to l)r. Nor cross. Pittsburff was reached on tho night of January Mth, 1857, aud tho couple pro ceeded to tho liaglo Hotel, and engaged a double-bedded room. Now mark the ac tions of M'Kinney! liefre retiring to rest, ho wont to tho landlord of tho hotel and told him tli t his friend (Noreross) was very eccentric, aud was accustomed to make much uoiso during tho night, by screaming, walking around, and uttering fiightful cries. Ho (tho landlord) must not bo alarmed if Noreross should do so that night. What does this indicate, tut that it was tho intention of M'Kinney to murder his friend at night, and prevent any alarm being communicated to tho household, But yet from somo cause, tho crime was not committed, and tho victim was suffered to live a while longer. On I tho morning of the 15th inst., tho party I left Pittsburg for Philadelphia, their two j trunks beiu cheeked through, and the j cheeks taken iu chargo by M'Kinney. Noreross, nil this time, bo it borne in mind, ' was pjing every oxpenso incurred by his friend. Beforo daybreak, ou the 10th inst., tho cars arrived at Altoona. and Noreross aud M'Kinney got cut and stood for a time upou the platform of tho station, The dead tell uo tales, aud wo cannot say wlnt excuse tho villain invented to induco tho poor enfeebled Norcros3 to walk with him up the railroad track towards tho cast, for tho distance ol about a milo. Perhaps ho told him they would yo to tho house of a friend, and lcmain until the dcpaituro of tho next train and rest theuifclvo, Certain it is they were seen to walk along in compmy, by two men who wcro going to work in tho fields. They passed from all mortal oyo, aud beneath tho ctuopy of heaven, at a spot whcro no ear could hear tho cry of agony, no hand assist tho suffering, tho victim was telle I to tho earth by tho man upon whom ho had bestowed the kindest fcclimr ot his heart. Tho in strument of murder was that of Cain, a billet of wood, and with this, by repeated blows upon the head, M'Kim or .M'Kiu uoy murdered S. T. Novcross in cold blood. But ho did not instantly dio, and M'Kim, with devilish forethought, drew tho body across tho rails of tho track, so that it would bo run otcr, and the belief induced, when it was fouud, that tho individu l had boon run over by tho cars. 'Not satisfied with this, he, with a razor, cut tho throat oHho victim, aud thtew tho instrument bo bido him, in crdcr to mako it appear, if tho body was discovered before tho passage of any train, that suicido had been commit ted. Yet tho victim was uot dead, etraugo to say. M'Kim thou rifled tho podets of tho man of every valuable, ino udina tho nionoy mid bonds, and secreted himself iu the neighborhood, probably impelled by that awlul feeling that appears to bo iuho rent iu thoso who lift their hand against their brother, to linger near tho spot of tho occurrence, Probably it might havo been an hour I aftsrward3, that somo workmen coming along tho railroul with gravel trucks, dis covered tho form of a human being a few yards from tho iron rails. Thoy went to it, and just ss thoy arrived, Noreross, for it was ho, mado a last effort to ra'uo him self, aud utterinc tho sinslo exclamation, ' "My Godl" fell back. "Ho lived but a little while longer. In his awful agony ho had dragged himself to the placo whcro found. Tho body was taken to Altoona, Tho finding of the razor had induced tho belief that tho man had committed suicide. Tho Coroner's jury assembled, Tho post mor tem examination revealed tho fact that tho deceased had como to his death by blows 1 ou tho head with a club, and not by tho , wounds of tho razor for no important ' artery was severed. Tho excitement at Altoona became at onoo absolutely appal-. ling. The words "lynching" and "haug-' ing" wcro common, and at tho very time ! tho murderer was hanging around tho I town, waiting tlio courso of events. As ' soon as he saw that the murder was disco vered, ho lied. Ferdinand B. Haves, a centleman of tho highest intelligent and skill, acting ' as special dotcctivo of tho Pennsylvania j Railroad Company, commenced an invos-' ligation of tho matter. Tho Governor of I Pctiusylvama offered a reward of 8500 (afterwards increased to S1000. tho Gov ernor of .Massachusetts offered 81000, and tho citizens of Altoona a further sum ol $500. The Kiilroad Company and tho relatives of tho murdered m&n expended money freely, and tho community was awakened. Tho guilty man fled to Read ing, with tho ill-gotten spoils. How ho reached thcro is not known. On tho 120th of January, ho sneaked into the borough, and went directly to a houo of ill-fame, and kept by ono Susan Npmo,at that place He engaged boarding there, and lavished munoy on amusements, such as sleigh-riding and sporting. IIo became intimate with tho firemen, and led a free and easy life, killing conscience with animal grati fications. Hut his plot was not yetmaturcd. Ho must mako another movo to avoid sus picion. At the house of the woman Nemo, wore two girl, named Catharine Jano Nagle and Kate Kendall. 'I hco tho murderer choso as accomplices in his scheme. He offered to furnish them with every luxury, provided thoy would accompany him to I'ottsvillo, and with him establish there a house of prostitution. Ono of them must pass ns his wife. Thoy consented, and on tho yOth inst , tho party btarted for that place, in co npany with a man calling him self Casso Boycr, who was to " mako him self useful about the house," upon tlio esta blishment of tho new institution. At Pottsville, tho party went to tho Pottsvillo house, kept by Samuel Mann, lisq. M'Kim represented himself as a carpenter, that bo had brought his own and his brother's wife to the boiough with tho intention of remaining, lio being about to enter into partnership with his brother. On tho 27th of January, ho loused a fino throe story brick house of L. Womclsdorf, in tho very midst of a highly respectable neighborhood. Tlio h usc he furnished elegantly tho car pet bill alono being over 8:200, Tlio land lord ho paid 8100 as advanco rent. While tho party were in tho cars, going from Reading to Pottsville, they were seen by a gambliir, named Mark Behn. IIo know tho girls, and when M'Kim wont out of tho cars lor a moment, he talked to them. They said that they wore going to Potlsvdlo for tho purpose named, and in vited him to come aud seo them thcro. Thoy also gave him to understand how Iinoly tliey wero doing M'Kim. IIo pro mised that lio would call on them in a week or two, on his return from a travelling ex pedition, but, equally witli them, was una bio to acontnt for a man liko M'Kim's ap poaranco having so much money. Ho left them, and a few days afterwards visited them at Pottsvillo, and beeamo acquainted j with M'Kim, ignorant, however, of his character. Hut, seated one day at a hotel, ho accidentally picked up a copy of tho ' Evening Journal, and road a notice of the 1 Noreross murder. The idea flashed oil his mind that M'Kim was tho criminal. Ho requested tho landlord of tho hotel to tele graph to Philadelphia for a description of the murderer. It was scut he knew his game, but kept quiet and told no ono, but sent, word to tho city that tho guilty person was in Pottsville, and would bo arrested, ' nt tho samo time conveying tho idea to tho ' Philadelphia polico that tho accused was in such a condition as to bo grasped by tho I hand of tho law. On tho Oth inst., word was sent to Philadelphia for an officer to como to Pottsvillo aud tako tho man. High Constablo Blackburn, with a spoi cial warrant from Mayor Vaux, was des patched immediately, fully convinced, from the information received, that M'Kim was in tho custody of tho officers, or nt least securely "planted," as tho polico phraso goes. What was his surpriso, on arriving, to find that tho man had gone, not however, from any fault of the Pottsvillo polico, for they knew nothing of tho matter uutil too lato, but because tho gambler, being so I V(il"V KnlinitnMS in cnnrn ttn vrtivnril li .il 1 ......w v ..... , in his over anxiety to stick to the prisoner, betrayed himself to him by somo indiscreet word or act, and becoming alarmed, M'Kim fled. His flight was ou Monday, Sd of February. Tho gambler had told tho Pottsvillo authorities on Tuesday, yd inst., and High Constable illackburn's errand was rendered futilo. At Pottsvillo M'Kim went by tho nauio of Thomas Bragu, tho roal appellative of his brother-in-law, living ( at Trenton, N. Y. Of course, High Constable Blackburn could do nothing moro than seek further traces of tho murderer, and witli tho assist ance of officers of tho Reading Railroad and other, ho was traoicd to a hotel in West Markot street, Philadelphia", whoro all clue was lost. Prior to leaving Potts ville, however, somo disposition of tho pro porty left by .M'Kim was necessary, and having been chosen by a majority of their Blackburn was but littlo disposed to lot it fellow-citizens to fill tho highest oflices in fall into tho hands of tho two lewd females, tho government of tho United States, than Thoy wero turned out, stripped of their which no high ho' or could havo been he finery, and it and tho personal property stowed in this or any other country, were, sold at publio salo for tho benefit of tho on Wednesday, tho 4th inst., inducted into friends of Noreross. This was tho result offico with appropriate ceremonies, of a decision mado by Hon. Francis W. iiioflltAl'HY or .Mil. duciianan. Hughes, a most ablo legal advisor, acting Mr. Buchauan is about sixty-five years as counsel for High Constablo Blackburn, of ago, and th ugh his head is of snowy who had tho affair in charge. The two whiteness ho seems ti bear his ago re girlslcftthoboroughontlioTthofFobruary, martiably well. Ho has never been mar umid tho shouts and disehargo of missile ricd. Iis vital temperament is predomi from children, and tho house was broken nanl, aud all thcolementsof health and loa up, to tho graat pleasure of tho citizens of gcvity arc very apparent. Ho is net a Pottsville. man of intensity and enthusiasm like Jack- iSodoubtui tho world exists that M'Kim son and Clay, but is cool, self-possessed, i3 really the murderer. At Reading tho careful, nou committal, and prudent, liko girls aw. the-baggage cheeks that he had Van Huron ; more disposed to go with cir got at -i'iltsburg for his own and Noreross' cumstances thanto step forth and control trunks, and a landlord at tho samo placo aud mould them on the basi. of his own will, saw tho two stolen bouds in his possession. . Hcnco ho acts in concert w.th his parti From his youth upward he has been an , sans rather than assumes ahold, dictaf rial outcast from society. Ho was bom of pa- , position, and is more popubr as a friend rents from tho British Provinces, but his , and associate than looked up to as a loa paopla naTMivo in New Jersey. Thoy dcr. formerly -resided, for twenty years, with j U0 wa3 i,orn in the county or Franklin him, in Chester, oourity, in this State. Ho , in the State cf Pennsylvania, of compara was obliged to fly from that placo to the tivcly humble, but honest and industrious Wost, being charged with twouty three parents. Though hi.s parents wero ablo to cases oi norso stealing, anu uigamy.naving no le.s-. than f.mr wives. . Ono of thoso is .now living in Uelawaro county, another at V lluiington, Delaware, and another in Now Jersey. Tho fourth cannot ho fouud. When reading at Pottsville, he was about to marry ono ol tho girls, aud presented her with a Id watch engraved with her name and his, in conjunction. The two trunks of the men came on and reached Philadelphia in duo tune. That of Noreross was sent to his friends, but that of M'Kim is as yet unclaimed. Iho rewards that have uocu oilorcd lor tho arrest of this murderer are as follows Gov. Pollock, S1000-, Gov. of Massachu setts, ?1000 ; people of Altooua, 8300. Tho Noblo Bovongo. The coffin was a plain one a poor mis erable pine cofliu. No flowers on its top no lining of roso white satin for tho pale brow no smooth ribbons around tho eoarso shroud. Tho brown hair was laid decently hack, but there was no crimped cap, with 1 remained in that body until his resignation its neat tic beneath the chin. The sufferer ' in March, IS 15, when ho accepted from from cruel poverty smiled in her sleep ; President Polk the first seat in his cabinet she had found bread, rest and health, i as Secretary of Stato "I want to sco my mother," s ibbod tho At tho close of tho Polk administration poor child as tho city undertaker screwed t ho retired again to his home in I'cnnsyl down tho top of tho coffin. vania, but continued to tako an active in- "You can't get out of tho way, boy ; ! tercst in tho political events and questions why don't somebody tako tho brat I" i of tho times. "Only let mo sco her ono minute," cried On tho accession of Mr. Picreo to tho tho hopeless, homeless orphan, clutching Presidency, Mr. Buchanan was selected to tho sido of tho charity box, and as lio gazed I fill tho leading foreign mission that of into tint rough faco,anguished toars stream ed ripidly dowu tho cheek on which no childish bloom ever lingered. 0 I it was pitiful to hear him cry. ''Only onco let me seo my mother, only once !" Quickly aud brutally tho hard hearted monster struck tho boy away, so that lio reeled with tho blow. aor a moment tho boy stood panting with grief and rage; p ii - .1- . i ! ., - ; msniuo ejeam.teuueu .usiipj sprang apart a fire glittered through liis tears, as he raised liis puny arm, aud with a most uu childish accent screamed, "when I'm a man, I'll kill you for that." Thcro was a coffin and a heap of earth between the mother and tho poor for-'aken child, and a monument strongi-rthan gran ite, built in his boy heart to tho memory of a heartless deed. The court room was crowded to suffoca tion. "Does any ono appear as this man's counsel ?" asked the judge. There was a silence when ho hnishcu, until with his lips tightly pressed together a look of strange intelligence blended with haughty reserve upon his handsome lea. ture3, a young man stepped forward with a n .1 I l . .li: . .i.i uriu ireau aim luiuum.; cya to picau ior tho erring mm tho mcndlcss. tlo was a stranger, but from his first scnteueo thcro was silence. Tho splendor of his genius cut ranced con v ineed . Tho man who could not find a fiicnd was rcquitted. May liou bless you, sir, 1 cannot. "I w iut no th.uks," replied tho stranger with ioy coldness, "I I believe you are unknown to nic." "laa, I will refresh your memory. About twenty years ago you struck a bro ken hearted boy away from his mother's poor e .ffin, I was that poor boy." Tho mau turned livid. "Havo you rescued mo then, iu order to tako my hie ! ' "No, I havo a sweeter revenge ; I havo saved tho life of the mau whoso brutal deed Ins rankled iu my trcast for twenty years. Go! aud remember thu tears of a friendless and lorsakcu child," Tho man bowed his head in shame, aud wout out from tho presence of a magnanim ity as grand to him as tho incomprehensible, and tho uoblo young lawyer felt God's smtio in ma soul wroyer alter. ,, . , ,, , , fcf-iuwi luuuuiia ui uuaiars nave ueen spent in tho search for the unfortunate navi - gator, Sir Johu Fraukliu. CcirKossimi is still lecturing at vtrious towns in Knghud, General iteratnvc Tho Inauguration of tho Now Govornmont. James Buchanan, of Pennsylvania, aud John C. llroekcnridgo, of Kentucky, g,Vo him a good classical and academical , education, ho may bo called the architect i 0f his own fortunes. After completing1 j his school education he studied law iu l.nn-1 i castcr County, in tho samo State, which has ever sinco been his homo. In I8U aud 1315 he was elected to tho Slate Log- islaturo, and in succeeding years roso to a I rani: among tlio eminent lawyers 1 , wujcu Pennsylvania could boast. j u0 wa3 elected to Cougross in 1820, and wa3 continued a member for ten years sue- I cossivcly, aud retired in 1831. General ! ' Jaeksou soon after tendered him tho mis. I sion to Russia, which ho accepted and filled I with abi ity. Among other service!, hoi no gotiated tho first important commercial I treaty between tho United States and Rus- sia, which secured to our o mmeree tho 1 Russian ports iu tho Ilaltic and Black io is. ' I Shortly after .Mr. Buchanan's return i from Russia,tlicDemocratsin Pennsylvania Legislature made him their candidate for, Uuitcil Btates senator, anil clcetetl him. , IIo was twice re-elected to tho Senate, and minister to Kngland, which ho filled with credit until 1850. sketch or mil nnr.cKEN-nnxiE. John Caucli, B,h:cke.iiii)oi;, is about thirty-six j ears of age. Ho is a descen dant of ono of tho oldest families in Ken tucky a family distinguished for its abili ty and eloquence. His father died when " ho was not nuite three years old, lcaviug but ittlo 0, aBJ. property for the fu'ura support of his family. Irom tho death of his father, until ho graduated at tho college in JJanvilIe, rvy., ho was supported by his paternal grandmother, 'lhat venerable , lady still lives to sco tho recipient of h- r bounty tho Vice-President of tho United j States. After ho left the college, ho commenced ' tho study of law, which ho practiced uutil ! tho breaking out of tho Mexican war, when I ho accepted a major's commission iu uuo of tho Kentucky regiments. Ills campaigning over, ho returned t tho practice of the law iu Lexington, where ho soou made a name for himself at a bar renowned for the learning, eloquence, and ac umen of its members. Iu lb-11 ho was elected to the Stato Legislature. In this ncw sphere ho at once established for him- . A - . ... tclf a distinguished position as an orator His stylo is compact, severe, and logical, whilo his views on publio questions are marked by solidity and breadth. Thoso qualilioitiuDS induced the party to select him as their successful candidate ou a Con gressional nomination. Mr. llrcckcnrulgo's debut in tho national Legislature was us brilliant as in tho Ken- tucky House. His talents and notver wero immediately recognized, and lio became at onco a maracd man. Courteous autl con ciliatory in his bearing toward all, ho was equally a favorito with both sides of tho House. In 1853 ho was re-elected to Con gross. It was .Mr. Urcckcuridgo's intention to havo remained in retirement after tho close ' 0f his second Congressional term, aud with this view uo declined the Spanish mission tendered to him by President Pierce. His nomination for tho A'ice-Presideut at tho Cincinnati Conveution was doubtless as unexpected to himself, as it was to most of his friends. Mr. Brcckcuridgo is married, and has a family of tiro or sixDyoung children. Ho has a moderato fortune, acquired puueipuuy uy ms uwu exertions, . ! -Two hundred persons aro said to 1 havo been frozen to death in the United l ctatcs during tho presont winter. IQNeveh judge a friend rashly. Wot Reciprocated. A good joko is going tho rounds, of thu adventures of a young man. ardent iu lovo, who mot with a bit of cold comfort Joshua stood beside his fair ono tremb ling; his Iioart kept turning over, his C)cs grow dim, his tonguo was paralyzed. A 0 dd, clammy porspiratinn oozed' through his skiu, whilo ever an I anon ho rolled his liquid eyes towards Julictta. At length his knees guvo way, and down upon his marrow bones ho thu3 addressed her. " My dcaroH Juliet a, with ell my hoart 1 lovo you I lovo you I" Hero bis voice failed, and ho would hivo sunk upon tho cupel, but a timely enswer Irom her enraptured lips' brounht him spell bound to his Icet, ltiso, sir," said bIio, " do not humble ymlrsilf to we I do not reciprocate ynir lovo," " Rcciprocato I recipr-cate !" whi-porod J- sh " What on ciith does tint moan," thought ho. And ihon off Ii3 went, not even slopping to kiss her hand, in soirch of a dictionary, h If mad with hope, mid half wi h fear. "Dictionary !" bo cried, 33 ho entered tho nearest Look storo, "a dictionsry, 1 say 1" " Yes, sir, iu a moment," answered th9 clerk. "A moment thunder "vociferated Josbj " 1 want a dictionary." '' A nicely bound oud !" t'skedtha clork, "sell 'em cheap; cheap ns dirt." "Sell tho D 1, I'm looking for a word" j Uvcranu over ho turned the leaves. At last ho stopped; ho looked, ho si"hcd, then hying dou tho book ho walked out saying a3 ho went. ' Licked, hy jimminy I ' - Food Fon the Sick. Cut somo codfish to bits tho sizo of peas, and boil it a minuto in water, and add same cream and a littlo pepper. Split and toast a Boston cracker, and put tlio abovo upon it. Milk and a littlo butter may bo used instead of cream. Ham or smoked bcof may be prepared in tho same way. For a larictv, beat un an egg and stir it in. iustead of cream, nt win. the cream. Chicken broth is mado by boiling tlio chickeu a good deal, aud skimming very thoroughly and seasoning with salt. A little rice or poarl barley improves it, or a little pushy may bo used to flavor it. Chicken pauads is made by pounding somo of tho meat of bailed chickens in a mortar with a littlo broth, and also a littlo salt antt nutmeg, 'ilion pour in it a littlo broth, ana boil it five minutes. It should bo a thick broth. The Bride. I know of no sight moro charming and touching than that of a yonuf and tender bride, in her robes of virgin whilo led up trembling to the altar, Whoa I thus behold a lovely girl, in the tender ness of her years, forsake tho homo of her father and tho homo of her childhood and with the implicit confidence and tho scll-abandoument which belongs to woman, giving up all tho world for tho man of her choice ; when I hear her, in tho good old language of tho ritual, yielding herself to him "for better or for worse, for richer, fqr poorer, in sickness and in health, to lovo, honor aud obey, till death us do part," it brings to mind tho beautiful aud affecting devotion of Ruth, "With r thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgnst I will lod-o '.by peoplo shall bo my people, and thy God my God.'' Irving. cS"A Bkautitul Signification. 'AUbama" signifies iu tho Iudi in linguaco ' Hero we rest." A stry is lold of a tribo of Indians win fled from a role n less foo in tho trackless forests in the southwest. Wciry and travel worn thoy roached a river tlowing through a bcutilul country. Tin chief of tho band stuck his tent p lo in tho grouuu sua oxel umcu "Alabama I Aia bann I" " Hero wo skill rest! Here wo eh ill rest!" Cf" A good lady who had two children sick with the measles, wrote to u friond lor tho best remedy. The Iriend had just re ceived a note from another lady iuquirin tho way to mako pickle3. In the conclusion tho lady who inquired about tho pickle, received tho remedy for the measles, and the anxious mother of tho sick children read with horror the following : ' Scald them three or four times in very hot vino gar, and sprinklo thorn well with salt : in a few days they will bo cured." S3 Nobody seems to havo hoard of tha chap in Corniug who just came home from a year's abseuco in Nicaragua. On his way from tho Depot ho met quito a uumber of ladies. After kissing his sister, &e. "Pray." said lie, "aro all tho girls in Corn. ing married! I moint Misi A "Why, brother, Miss A. isn't married." "iot married ! Nor Miss B , nor Miss C 1 nor Miss" "Oh, pshaw! brother," said Sis, just beginuing to cato'a tha ide4"that's uothiug but hoops." Conundrums. B3yWhy is an infant liko a diamond I Arts. Itoi-auso it is a dear littlo tklog. Wlnt Ley is tho hardtst to turn f Ans. A don-key. t& When is i h .rity liko atop I Ans, When it begins io hum, BSS Why tro violinists twico as prudont is other men ! Beoauso thev hvo four strings to their bow. ISr What two letters in tho alphabet iro tho most disigreoiblo to ladios? Ana. 1) K (decay.) C3r What do wo often drop, yot new stoop to pick up ' A hint.'