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Bloomsburg, 1 hnrsdny, Feb. 28, 1850. GTY. B. PALMER, tub scription, and advertising agent, N. ff. Cbrne %f Third and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, BTE, W. CARR, U. States newspaper agshl Third and Walnut sts., opposite the Escckcngt Philadelphia, and TYGEOROE PRATT, 164 Nassau street, Net Tork, will receive and receijit for subscription and advertisements for the "Star of the North/' HT C. PF.IRCE General Advertising Agent Bulletin Buildings Phila., u also agent for sub scription and advertising in the Star of th North. GTS. M. GILMORE, SR., will act as our agen at Berwick, Pa., in receiving and receipting fo subscriptions, advertisements and job-work. Ad vertisements left with him on Tuesday will ap pear in our paper of the same week. All order or job-work lej t with him will be attended to am mediately. "MONTOUR" COUNTY. WE give this week the proceedings ol meetings in the new county district agains this destructive project. They are spinier merit than .this one of Senator Best, or thai would operate more injuriously upon al ooncerned. It makes two poor ana smal counties out of one of but moderate size .without any cauro whalover to justify it The citizens of Danville are interested in die measure of coutse, and die Senator from the districtiaalso deeply interested in .its suc cess. But to all others, whether in the new county or the old. it is a measure franghl with certain mischeif and injury. Finally, the division would double the county taxes upon thoso included in the new county, and increase one half thoso left in the old county, beside the extraordinary ex penditures upon citizens of die new county necessarily art sing from the organization ol (he county and the rebuilding of the Pub j '.lie Buildings. As far back as 1837 an attempt waa made to erect new fire proof buildings at Danville bui it failed, although two Grand Juries made recommendations to that effect- As they were not successive ones as required ,by the act of Assembly, now ones were not •erected, and the desire of a large majority of tire people to remove the County Seat prevented the project from being afterward -carried into effect. Since 1837 the old buil dings have grown more dillapniute and unfit for use. There are no fun proofs to secure public documents from destruction. The Court house is a briok erection near 40 years • old. The Sheriff's house is unfit for use and the Jail is indifferent as regards arrangement safety and comfort. Jt is evident that larger outlays must be made in connection with the Public Property in case of the erection of the new county. . The citizens of our county outside of the 'bounds of the division, are, all of them, warmly nppospil to the P rn j® ct - This ia tho position of four thousand taxablcs who ask the Legislature to avert from them tho evil which a faithless Senator would force upon them. Nor do they stand alone. In the New County district, a decided majority of Franklin township are opposed. The cit izens of Roaring Creek, Montour and Hcfn lock ask that their townships shall not be cut up and destroyed as the bill proposes ; and a large part of the persons in these to wry,, ships cut into "Montour" county, remon* strate against it. A largo majority of Mad ison are opposed to division, and what got there for it, weve obtained using improperly a local feeling iu the township. The voice of Anthony heard in the proceedings of the meeting we pub lish to-day, and in the remonstrances signed there, and a large part of Limestone, the township farthest from Bloomsburg, have al so remonstrated. This leaves but what was old Mahoning townshig (including Danville) the township of Liberty, and the small tp., of Derry, decidedly in favor of the New County! The wholo case stands upon this ground —the town of Danville desires a tributary territory, and Senator Best desires 4o carry the bill in order to save himself from utter prostration at homo. The new county stands upon these grounds, and upon none other.: It has no metitß of its own. Tho measure, we learn, is however waged upon the ground of injustice and unfairness toward the new county section. This :s*a most baseless and flimsy pretext. A ma jority of our public oflicers are in that Jsec tion—twenty two coumy bridges are located there—the full proportion of jurors have been drawn uniformly from that quarter—and no fact whatever oxirta upon which a charge of unfaimesß can rest. It is said that the coun ty has paid fcr improvements upon the pub lic property at this placo. Very true; bu( for none ilia! were not neccessary and prop er. But it is said that citizens here were bound to make those outlays. This is a pur version of tho facts. By tho Removal law of 1845 cur citizens Were bound to erect the Court House, Jail and Sheriffs House and furnish one acre of ground. This was done. Tho ground was furnished and about twelve thousand dollars subscribed and paid by in dividuals and the buildings above mentioned erected by thein. The County bis since paid for improvements upon the property but never one dollar to the Buildings requir ed by the Removal law to be put up by in dividuals. Nor bastheoounty paid as much as-would have been paid out at Danville if the Removal had not taken place, as new buildings would undoubtedly have been put up there at public expense before this time. Senator Best has vehemintly complained that the legislature authorized at the session "iff'fflßfjf'j° n of (2500 the county to pay for firapro&lpyind extra work and for furnishing Coajfjjppae. He thinks this a violation of the pledge our people made in accepting the and the vio lation of a pledge alwipffifatoka him im- mensely ! But no pledge teas violated and no obligation trampled under foot. At the session of 1848, when the act confirming the seat-of Justice here was passed, Senator Best endeavored to nmend the appropriation act above mentioned. He brought the mat ter befot*the Senato and it - was, fully dis cussed. The result was,' he was voted down two to one in the' very body of which he was a member! The case was plain, under the act of 1847.the sum of 82245,78 only was paid. A good part of this was applied to famish House, and if the act had never passed, the same outlay would have necessarily been made by tho county only at a later dato. The old furniture at Danville waa worn out and worthless. But the Commissioners had no authority to act in relation to the new property until after the courts were moved here. If they had wait cd until then atid until tiie Grand Juries made recommendations, tho courts and public would have suffered much annoyance and inconvenience The Legislature very properly authorized them to make these out lays in advance and acccoriiingly furniture was provided by tire first session of the courts hero. Another small part of the ap propriation was applied to stone work in front ol Court House, which was also doing wlial would have been done later. Tho re mainder of the 82245,78 was for ! iiro proofs erected in tho basement of ihe Court llottsu. There were three erected, capacious andcon- i —. a ■ .-rmtnnintary and Register & Recorder, respectively; and under tire fo!.owing circumstances. After the Building Committee, chosen by our citi. Zens, had adopted their plan for the Court H"iise, without fire proofs, and had their sub scriptions adapted to the expense contem plated, the Commissioners requested tnem l-o build fire proofsin the building as it was .going up, as it would cost the county thtee or four limes as much to build them after ward ; and, upon objection being made, sta led that it was so important, that they would endeavor to ha/e them paid for doing it. The fire proofs were accordingly built at an expense of a little over S9OO, and upon a statement of the facts to the Legislature, ac companied by the recommendation oi the Grand Jury, the Legislature autorizeil thorn to be paidfor. The Removal act of 1845 did net oblige tiie citizens here to erect fire proofs. AVhen ihe act was upon its passage, amendments were offered both in the Sen ate and House to compel them to erect 'fire proofs in the buildings, and in both branch es voted down, as the journals prove. This was an abundant notice to ail concerned that tliey were not to be required. The bill was ■ considered Itard enough upon the citizens of a 6mal! tuwn without such provision in it. But it was for tiie interests of the tho coun ty to have tho fire-proofs then erected, and they were;and paid for as we have men tioned, with the concurrence of the Com missioners, Grand Jury and Legislature. It is thus clear that not one dollar of the $2245,78 actually paid by virtue of the $25- 00appropriation act, was applied to the Buildings contorr.plated by the Removal act of 9845—n0r any responsibility under that act avoided by-our citizens. All other outlays by the county, since •made, as trie county statements show, have been such as were unexceptionable and in dispensably necessary; and none of them have any connection with the erection of the' Court Rouse, Jail and Sheriff 's House, which was to be done by individuals under the act of 2815. We have be en thus full upon ibis subject, 'because, in the absence of all just reasons to support him, our '-Senator of Pledges," has attempted to pervert the matters to which we have alluded, in order to affect his miehi"ous purposes. Equally uniformed with the foregoing complain in regard to the publio property here is the allegation of ill feeling and pre judice between citizens resident in the wes tern and those resident in the central and eastern townships. Our intercourse at courts and otherwise is of no such bellig erent character as is pretended at Harrisburg, by interested persona, for the purpose of de stroying thd county by division. A new county excitement can be got up any lime by n border town, when a member of the Legislature from the district wishes it. And nothing more exists in the present instance. If this were proof of ill feeling and a cause to cut a county, every ono in the state might soon be divided. The "Montour County" project originated with our Senator, and will fall per#ctlv dead the moment ho leaves the Senate. It is ag itated by hint in the face of bis voluntary and solemn pledge to the contrary when e lectcil, and we cannot doubt that it will meet a as decisive as it will be do served in the House of the people's Reprc sentatives. fOn last Monday, Mr. Giddings pre sented in Congress petitions from tho people of Pennsylvania and Delaware praying Con gress to take measures lor a peaceful disso lution of the Union. House by a vote of 162 to 9 refused the petition. Tue fol lowing members voted to receive it. Messrs. Allen, Dnrkee, Giddings, Goode now, Howe, Julian, Preston King and Root, voted in tho affirmative. ry On last Monday Mr Beaumont in tho Stato Legislature presented a series of reso lutions upon the slavery question, which will give rise to a lengthy debate when they come up. Mr. Alison offered a minority report. W A new Post office lias been estab lished at Sciantonia in Luzerne Co. Pa., and John W. Moore appointed Post Master, SA BROW'S MUSICAL TIMES is a publication of high merit and interest, published week ly at $2 yer year, or 6| cents a number. Address Sarroni & Co., 251 Broadway, New York. COTTON FACTORY DESTROYED— -Tho Plan ter's Cotton Factory, Richmond, Va, was dep loyed by fire, on Wedtesday. It was insur ed for 40,000. By this calamity 200 v hands are thrown oat of employment. The l'dupcr Question. One of the results ol the erection of Mon tour countyiwould be the establishment of a poor house tit Danville. And this is doubt less one powerfol mason why exertions are put forth by-those interested' to destroy this county. The fact of a heavy poor tax upon , Danville 1 and its neighborhood, stimulates the men of prope-ty thore to extraortliny ef iorts at Ilarrisburg. Nor is the expenditure of their time atid means unwise or improvi dent. With a large foreign population iij their town and viehtity, the pauper question with them becomes one of the first impor tance. fn the new county it is very evident that Danville and neighborhood, with its pre ■ pondorating vote and its means of influence, would oontrol elections, and legislation with regard to the county. A poor house there fore, to be supported by <he whole ot the new county, may be looked upon as a set tled matter in case of division. As far back as 1839, before the present foreign popula tion wassellled at Danville, an attempt was made to establish a poor house there. Ttte Assemblyman from tlio county was then a citizen of Danville, and an act was passed on the subject. Fortunately tho project was 60 shaped that- it was submitted to a vote of the citizens of the county ; and by them it was voted down nearly three to one, Dan ville district (then Mahoning) and Liberty township adjoining, gave moro than half of itro vrmm? mrmtJcj vf itnu ihw yiujcia received it; the county. Tha following was tho vote on tho question by townships: VOTB ON POOR HOUSE IN 1839. Townships. For. Against. ♦Mahoning, 256 27 Liberty, 83 5 339 32 Briarcreck, gl 33 129 Bloom, nono 220 JCatlawissa, J66 61 Derry, 38 88 Fisliingcroek, none 73 Greenwood, 36 50 Hemlock, none 103 Jackson, 2 42 Limestone, 3 51 Madison, 6 75 Montour, f 70 MilHitj, 9 118 Mt. Pleasant, 7 03 Orange, 'nono 101 Pa.vton, (now Beaver) 2 33 Roaringcreek, 4 111 Sugarloaf, none 83 ♦Mahoning in 1839 included what is now Dativi.le Borough, and Mahoning and Valley townships. ■fCattawissa in 1839 included Franklin township which lies near Danville. COUNTY JURORS. The following t a: etnent exhibits the 'rela tive number of Jurors in the old and new county districts for three years, and proves that they have been fairly distributed. The first column shows the number of Jurors drawn in 1818 to serve at the several courts during that year. The second and third col umn's show the number of Jurors whose names were put into the wheel in 1849 and 1850 respectively, This statement is made nut from ftu> ruonrds in tho Comrahstonoro office. lownships. 1848 1e49l e 49 1850 Beaver 6 13 13 Bloom 25 29 42 Briar Creek 19 27 27 Cattawissa 12 21 21 Centre 12 18 18 Berry (including Anthony) 21 31 31 Fishingcreek 14 20 22 Franklin 8 19 16 Greenwood 9 27 25 Hemlock 9 14 16 Jackson 6 10 10 Liberty 18 21 21 Limestone 11 16 16 Madison 22 30 30 Mahoning (including Danville) 35 54 54 Main 9 12 12 Mifflin 11 2-3 23 Montour 11 17 16 Mt. Pleasant ' 8 13 13 Orange 13 19 20 Roaring Creek 18 35 34 Sugarloaf 8 21 23 Valley 9 17 17 The districts in italic are wholly included in the new County bill. Comity Rridges. One of thn charges in the new county pe tition is that there is a disproportionate outlay for county purposes between the new county district and lite oilier part of the county. — To show that litis is incorrect at length is not necessary. Over a great part of the county expenditures lite county officers can exercise no control. Expenses for courts, for elec tions and for assessments are of litis charac ter. As to county briJges no recent applica tion for otto from the new county district bus been refused. The following is a correct statement of tiie number of county bridges in tho townships wholly included in tho new county bill, (including one recently built in Valley.) The parts of townships taken into the new count) are not included in this slate men Friiiklin, 3 Rluhoniug and Valley, 5 Liberty, " 3i llerry and Anthony, 10 Limestone 1 *22* The half bridge above it on the county line, and of course the charge of it lulls only in part upon this county. FUNEBAI. EXPENSES. —The New York Commercial Advertiser publishes a bill of expenses for burying a late member of Con gress, which sums up $1,16136- The hack hire alone amounted to $616. No MORE BORIIOWINU.—*-A bill passed the Maryland House of Delegates on the 3d inst, L>y a vote of 31 to 31, forbidding the borrow ing of money by the Slate, under any cir cumstances, for woaks of internal improve ment. GROWTH OF LONDON. —Two hundred miles of streets have been added during the last ser en years. Villages which it few years since were ten or twelv miles distant: are now part of the metroplis. Roaringcreek Awake. On MonJay February 29, 1860, in pursuance of putyic notice, a targe hum ber of the citizens o| Roirit-gcreek lowWship assembled at the pablio 1 house of David Reinbold, in Numidb, to express their views upon the proposition to divide Columbia county and the towtsliip of Roaringcreek. Ou motion REUBEN FAHRINGER, Esq., was chosen President of the meeting. Daniel Keller, Mears, John Hughes, Henry flfltz, Mordic Perrry -and H- C. MeCauly were chosen lot Presidents. Sebastian [lower and Wm. Lee were eho' sen Secretaries. Jacob Fisher, Potct Pitner, Lewis : Lee, William Roth, Mark Williams, John P. Le van, Peter Helwig, John C. Myers, Jonas Berninger, Peter Snyder, E G. Home, Jacob R. Howor, Benjamin Snyder, John Pittier, A biram Keller, David Reinbold, Lewis Bid dings, Ephraim Achy, Jonas Fettcrman, and Nathan Driosbnch were appointed aCommit teo to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting. R. W. Weaver, Esq. then add.essed the meeting upon the inconveniences of a divi sion of the county and township, showing how such a step would bo inevitably follow ed by an increase of taxes for county and township purposes, for publio fire-proof buil dings and county poor house. He proceed ed to show that the lower end of the county lias been fairly dealt —at. : n its proper proportion of county jurors, officers, anil improvements of bridges. Ho disavow ed that any general prejudice existed in the upper end of the county against the citizegp of the lower region, and proceeded to show that the stories got up about such partiality by borers at llarrisburg, were unfounded and unjust. The committee on resolutions then report ed the following : Resolcej, That as citizens of Roaringcreek, wo protest against the inconvenient and ru inous cutting up of this township, as is pro posed in the new county bill: thus imposing 011 our people the burthen of two township organizations instead of one, and severing those ties of neighborship and intercourse which have heretofore existed, and which it is our desire should continue. Resolved, That we are opposed to the divi sion because it would largely increase our taxes without any .corresponding benefit, and that 100 When there exists no cause ot dis satisfaction with our present position. Resolved, That we are opposed to being in cluded in the new county, because we would be soon called upon to assist in putting up new buildings in the place of the present old and dilapidated ones at Danville, and be cause we would, in our judgment, soon be called upon to assist in sustaining a county .poor house lor the advantage mainly of Dan ville and its neighborhood—beside being subjected to increased taxes for current coun ty expenditures. Resolved, That we believe a large majority of the people in Columbia county south of the river are strongly and earnestly opposed to any division or other dismemberment ol the county, and are desirous for the peace, harmony and iutegrity-of our county as it now exists. These resolutions were' read and adopted with applause, without a single dissenting voice. On motion, the meeting then ad journed. —■ —-—#• The Iloaringcrcck Meeting. Roaringcreek is one of the townships south of the river; and the bill to erect Montour county proposes to divide it. The meeting at Numidia 011 last Monday evening was ve ry large. We heard it esiimaled at from 200 to 300 persons. Mr. Reinbold's large bar room was filled, the people all standing jam med againsteach other. The adjoining room was also filled, and a number of persons were upon the porch unable to get into either of the rooms. The feeling of those assem bled was unanimous against a division, and we did not hear of a single person present who said a word far oither the division of the county or township. It is proper to say that not over a half dozen of the persons present were cilizens of any other place than Roar ingcreek. Meet ins in Anthony. This was a gathering of the most respect able citizens of Anthony and Madison town ship, and was quite large. There was the utmost harmony of feeling among all pros;, cut. Mr. Dorr and Mr. KunstOn have here tofore represented this county as members of tho Legislature, and Mr. AT Bride was a few years ago one of our County Commission ers A large majority ol the citizens iu these townships have signed remonstrances against a division of tiic county, and H is to be hoped that tins expression of the people will re ceive proper consideration at tho hands of the Legislature. CP* STEWART PEAIICR, Esq., the new Col lector at this place, assumed the duties of his office on Mondnv last. He has appointed A. M. GANUEWERE, and J. G. COOPER, Esqs., Clerks. Mr. Gangatfere was formeily the Editor of the Star of the North, published at Bloomsburg, Pa.— '■ Columbia Spy. Air Gangewere was editor of the "Star of the North" published at Berwick, and not of this paper. Me is a correct and competent business man. „>> rP* Rejected Valentines, to the number of 4000, wer.e returned by tho letter carriers to the Boston Post Office; many of them appa rently very cbslly; in elegant envelops. They were refused on account of tho too preva lent practice of sending insulting, Codrse and vulgar missives by post on Valentino's Day, and which thousands of persons have be come offended at; We understand tho stock for the T'ele. graph in this place is nearly taken up—-The contracted has already rented, and is fitting up an office for operulion, and the wires will shortly be put up. We hope soon to enjoy the advantage of this Enterprise.—Dan ville luteligeneer. PENNSYLVANIA CANALS —Tho Commission ers have resolved to open the navigation of the canals of Pennsylvania, on the 7th of March, provided ihe weather will permit. fleeting of the People IN ANTHONY AND MADISON. PURSUANT to notice a large number of the citizens of Anthony and Madison townships included ill the proposed new county of Montout rtteet on Tuesday evening, Februa ry 26th, in Anthony township at the public house of Andrew Crawford, when on mo tion JOHN F. DERR Esq. was chosen Presi dent of the meeting. ■ Jacob Biddle ; Aid Holdren, David Cox of Anthony totvnship; Caleb Thomas Esq., Danie' Welliver, William Dildine and Jas. Allen'of Madisou township and Frederick Mcßrtde of Limestone township were cho sen Vice Presidents. William Holdren of Anthony and Isaac Mcßride of Madison township were chosen Secretaries. R. W. WXAVSR Esq. was then called upon to address the meeting, and did so, speaking of the irconvenienc.es and disastrous effects of a division of the county. After spea king for some time he gHVe way fo a motion to appoint a committee 'on resolu tions. The cofnmittee was dppoinrcd and consis ted of the'following persens : William Mcßride, Joseph Hendershot, Abraham Shoemaker, Michael W inegarner, J R Miller, Charles Shoemaker, Robert Mc Kee, James McDowell, Jaines McVichers, John Holdren, Phiriiias Welsoh of Anthony —Thomas A Funston, Thonias Mcßride, George De.r, John Allen, John Swisher. Wil liam Swisher, Phiueas Welljves, Silas Wel liver, John \V Clark, William Hendershot, George Kitchen, Abraham Broade, Samuel Kisner Esq., and Joseph Sheep were ap pointed the committee and retired. Mr. Weaver then continued to address the meeting, until the committee returned |and made the following REPORT. The Committee appointed by this meeting, Report: That in their judgment the erection of the new county of "Montour,''as proposed by Senator Best, wonhl be deeply injurious both to the citizens of the old and new counties. It would be a measure simply to cut up a county of moderate size and resource?, intß two parts, for no conceivable reason except the advantage of the town of Danville. The County seat is now located at the centre of the county, and is of convenient access to all our citizens. Good new public buildings are now in the use of the comity, fully paid for, and requiring but slight repairs for a long period to come. Danville the proposed county 6eat of the New County is but ten miles from Bloomsburg. and the distance to the extremity of ihfe County'on Our side of it, is but about twenty five miles. To a great part of the citizens of the New County the difference in distance between a journey to Danville and Bloomsburg, is but trifling; and to some of Ihetn, the difference is in fa vor of the latter place. As citizens resident in the bounds of the proposed county of "Montour" we have a special interest iu the subject of the division. If the project succeeds the cilizens of the agricultural districts in the new county would be in a great measure subject to the coun ty-town. Hundreds of foreigners exercise the elective franchise at and in the neighbor hood of Dansillef Whose votes, in connec tion with those of the native citizens of that section clirdctly Or 'indirectly would easily impose a poor-house law upon the people; the main advantages Of which would fall in one place, while the burthen would be distributed over tho whole county. A large increase in our taxes for county expenditures would also be an inevitable re sult of division, and that too, without any equivalent advantage. The piresent old Pub lic Buildings at Danville were built, we be lieve, prior te 1818, and taxation to repair and soon to rebuild them is but a reasonable expectation. They are now certainly delapi dated and are not fire proof. But, ineependerrt Of these considerations of a pecuniary charlrcteV, the 'divisian is un necessary and 'against the public interests. It cuts through the townships of Roaring Creek, Hemlock atte MOnfour in a most in conveniefit and injurious manner, and divi des the township of Madison which can be better done, if desired, by our courts. Oth er considerations might be urged, but the Commute will content themselves by sub mitting tho following resolutious . Resolved, That the project to erect the new county of Montour, trom parts of this coun ty, is opposed to the wishes of all who would be left in the old county and of a great por tion of those included in the new. It would also be deeply injurious to the citizens of both sections, and is without any justifica tion in view of the public interests. Resolved, That Mr. Best the Senator Irom this district, in pledging himself in writing when nominated, "against any division or 'otherdismemberment of the. county," appealed to know public sentiment on that subject; and his support of a division project now, is, therefore, not only a violation of his pledged faith, but a distinct and Open out rage upon his constituents. Resolved ; That this meeting does, on be half of citizens of Anthony and Madison earnestly HEMONSTHATE against the division of the County, because of its injurious ten dency, and because the size, position, resuur ces tliul population of tee county will not reasonably admit of its partition. Resolved , That we believe it the strong desire of the people of Anthony and Madis on townships tHdt no part of their territory should be iufclhdetl lit the proposed bill erec ting Montbur county. Resolved , That the proceedings Of this meeting bo published, & a copy forwarded to bur Representative at Harrisburg. The Report was unanimously adopted. On motion, the meeting then adjourned. FAT CATTI.E —The \ thntoy Evening journal speaks of a vnluable drove of cattle recor.rly brought tb tlittt markfef. Amdng thefh was one ox, nearly the size of tl common ele phant, weighing 3600: it five year old heifer weighing 2300 pounds, which took a premi um at Syracuse last fall; also three paii of cattle, avnraging 4200 pounds per pair, inclu ding a pair of line backs weighing J 500. IIT A bill has been reported in Congress proposing to change the value of "fips'' to five cents, and "levies" to ten cents. franklin Township. This is the only township south of the ri ver the whole of which is included in the new county bill. A majority of the tsxables of that township have remonstrated against the new county, and ate warmly opposed to it. We give below the proceedings of a pu blic meeting held there 20th March, 1849, which indicates the posi ion of thctnx-pnyere of that township: "THE VOICE OF FRANKLIN. Pursdant to public notice, a large number of the inhabitants of Franklin township as sembled at Clayton's School House, onTuos day evening,' March 20th, to express their opinions in regard to the division of Colum bia county, ty organizing a new county out of the same, by taking six- townships there from. The meeting was organiied by call ing I.LOYD THOMAS, Esq.'as President, & the following persons as Vice Presidents : Daniel Kniltle, Duniel Zei*r, Jacob Afiiiiz, and Jesse Cleaver. When, on motion, Andrew Madisdn andWrti. M'VVilliams were appoin ted Secretaries. B. P. FOrtnor, Esq. was then called upon to state the object of the meeting, which was done in a very forcible manner, showing con clusively thit if the citizens of Franklin did not wish to double their county rates, they must oppose the proposed new county. After which the Voltdwjng- gentlemen, as a committee, Were appointed to draft resolu tions expressive of the ellSo 0 f ,h 0 meet ing, viz: B PFormer, Solomon Artie, C Fcnsterma ker, Benj Dram, J C Davis, Daiiiv) 'Kle,r o | Elias Fenstermaker. Peter Fenaierunker. T Brooke, D Fenstermaker, D Hower, Welting ton Cleaver, John Thomas, S Glassmoyc.', H Roup, C Davis, Sebastian Artlo, J Brooke. The commitleo, after retiring for a fuw moments, reported through B P Portlier their Chairman, tho following preamble and reso lutions which were unanimously adopted : Deeming the creation of new counties out of the present counties of Pennsylvania as a ruinous project to the in habitants'of the new and small counties, thereby doubling the county rates on those who are already bur dened with as much as the present pressure of times will allow iliem promptly to meet; whereas our township has lately bcou infest ed with the Danville marauders, with divers petitions for the erection of a new county out of parts of Columbia ; and as they wil fully and dishonestly misrepresented matters pertaining to the erection of said county, and by so doing did get a number of iiatnes to their petition in this township, vrh'6 haVe re monstrated since against the proposed new county ; therefore Resolved, That the members of this meet ing are oppbsed lb being set oil into a new county, its we would thereby bo compelled to pay two dollars county tax where tve now pay one, and the measure will be otherwise against our interest and welfare. Resolved, That we are opposed to Senator Best's bill for the erection of a new county out of parts of Columbia, to be ehlled Mon tour, and that in case of the passage of such bill, we desire that Franklin towtnhip shall i ribt be included therein. Resolved, That in tlio judgment of this ' meeting, there is no necessity for a division j of Columbia county, either because of its | size or the location of the county seat ; nor any other good reason for the project, but ] many and commanding ones against it. ; Resolved, That Mr. Best's pledge when he I wds elected, that he was opposed to any di vision or other dismemberment of the coun ty, should be sufficient to shield our citizens Irom such attempts from him as the present one to divide the county, and his course up- ! on this subject is therefore both astonishing i and disgraceful. INFORMATION WANTED.—A young man ag ed about 20 years, named Wm. Ruddy, resi ding in Bullet townshiy in this county, :n>y ed from home on the twenty-third day of [)e cember. He was laslseen at Smith's saw-mill on the Wapwallopen creek, in Dorrance township, siitce which no trace of him can be discovered. He is about five feet seven inches in height, daik hair, dark grey eyes, dark slight beard, and wore a black coat and grey satiriett pantaloons. Ho was laboring under a slight aberation of mind when he left home, and fears are entertained for his safety. Any information communicated to A. Drum, Post Master at East Sugarloaf. l*a will be tbaukfull received by his distressed parents.— Wilkcsbarre Farmer. HEAVY POWDER BLAST.—On the new line of canal of the Hiftlson and Delaware canal company, nrtw in progress of construction in Ulster county, there have been some large operations in the way ot blasting. One chaige threw out full twenty yards of rock; by measurment/ Another more recent, threw out ten per rent, more rock. The charge in this consisted of one hundred kegs or twenty-five hundred pound of powder. The concussion was felt for miles around, but without damage, except in the shattering of the glass. It is described us like the shock of a small earthquake.— Albany Argue, Feb. 14. MAIL ROBBERY. —Two letter?, drio contain ing £SOO, and the other £BO, mailed at the Post Office at this place, on the evening of the 3d of January last, for Philadelphia, and sent via Danville, w'ete stolen frdrri the mail We were of the robbery shortly after itoc curred, but arrangement? having been made for the purpose of endeavoring to ferret out the rascal, who comrtiitlcd the act. we did not allude to it in our columns. Tod ninny, however, were let inttl the Secret ahd made ihe confidents tif the Agent who had the mat ter in chargfc—the bdnscquenco is that the fitbt df the robbery lias tound ill why into the public prints. Of coilrse tvfc need not keep silent tin} - longer, and therefore men tion the facts as abtive.— Munty Luminary, Two WEEKS SI.EEP.— -The Cincinnati Times of the 1-lrh inst. mentions that a young Lady in that city had been kept lu a mesmeric state during two weeks In that time she was cured of a disease of the spine —it is said! POTATOES IN CAUIOHMIA— -At Iho minos in California potatoes were rory scarce and ex orbitantly high in pr ee. A private from the mines says that the writer had been obliged to travel a number of miles, and pay at the rate of about threee dollars a pound for a few potatoes for a mansick with the scurvy, PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE. HARJUSSCXO, Feb. 20. SENATE. —The Speaker presented X peti tion from citizens of Luzerne, praying the recharter of the Wyoming Bank, with in crease of capita). Mr Matthias offered a petition of similar character. Mr Koningmacher, for repeal ef tlfree hundred dollar exemption law of last ses sion ; also, remonstrance against erection of 1 Conewaga." Mr Cunningham, from citizens of Blair, Jor the passage of a law prohibiting the land monopoly, and that each person may have fifty acres of land; also, from citizens of Luzerne, praying to be annexed to Colum bia. HOUSE.— Mr Laird moved the House take up the bill to give medals to the officers and soldiess in the Mexican war, which was a greed to. Yeas 58; nay 6 27. Hie bill pas sed. i Mr Coryn, (Judiciary) againstths petition td extend the mechanics' lien law so as to give boat builders in lien on boats sold. The Elective Judiciary Bill was taken up, .•ur McCliutfick having the Boor, was followed by Messrs. Jackson, Cessna attdSmyser. Ad journed. Feb. 23d. SENATE —Mr Muhlenberg jiCliiidn of ©it ize is of Berks forlhe puymfem of badkktand ing school appropriations. Also, a petition for the repCaf of the three hundred dollar Exemption' Law, and'lis increase to J?5(l0 Also, refr)oristfaiico%gainst the Legislation asked fofby the l.VeOffiing Mutual Insurance Company. Mr Guernsey, a petition for a General Banking Law, and remonstrating against the recharter'of any Bank und6r 'the present sys tem. Mr'Streoler, petition of citizens of Lu zerne, for a General Banking Law; also, re monstrance of citizens of Bradford, against any division of said county. GO'DEY'S LAIIT'S BOOK'.—' This splendid peri odical, for March, is on our table. It is il lustrated with fourteen fine engravings, the principal of which ire "The Confidante," "The Young Anglers,'" au.d a capital like ness of Julian Cramdr. the musical-ertiuw of the Magazine. The Contributions are excel-"" lent. TIIE MINERALS OF PENNSYLVANIA—IN sinking a shaft on Barclay's Mountain, West moreland county, btr the route of the Penn sylvania Railroad, there was discovered two veins of cxcelent bituminous coal, lying within a fool or eighteen inches of each oth. er, one five feet thick tiie other eight feet. There is a vdin'of coal on Mr. Storey's fatrrt, through tvbic-h the road will pass, of more than one hundred acres in extent, and about eight feel in thickriess. This bed coal, here toloie contidered of but liit'e value to its own er, will ndw, when the road is opened, be convened into a mine of wealft, and may be transported at a moderate expense to Cicei.i 'rati, St.- Louis, or even to New Orleans. DELAWARE DIVISION.— At tiie instance of the Coal Companies on the Lehigh, the Ca tal Commisioners have abandoned the idea ol erecting additional locks to this branch of the State Works in the Spring of the present year, believing that it would necessarily ob struct the Ct>id Trade from that quarter du ring a portion of the boating season. INDIAN CONTRI'E'UI'ION To THE WAsmxeTufr MONUMENT.— The Chickasaw Indians have contributed S2OO towards the erection of tho National Washington Monument. In tho council, before which this matter was dis cussed, these red men Boasted that their na tion never had spilt white men's blood in war, and that they regard the memory of WASHINGTON with tho same veneration as their white brethren RECEIPTS OE GOLD.— Tho receipts nt the Philadilphia Mint 'Of California gold up to Feb. 1, 1860, were §6.500,000, and since 'they have been §1,500,000, making §82)00,- 000. The Mint is ready to pay all certificates issued previously to Dec. 31, 1849.—Dust deposited since that lime hks not yet been coined, but we Omfersfaft returns will bo made in future much more rapidly, as six new furnaces are now in opcraliou. A FRtnois I.UMP OF ' LURE."—Patrick Langion, who left Pollsville about a year ago for the Gold Region, returned to that place last Friday. The lift iters' Journal understands that he has in bis possession u lump of gold weighing 81 d nc.es, which atsl6 per ounce, would bo worth 5-1,344. SifTlie act to reduce the number of Su pervisors in Catawissa township inlhiscounl ty, passed its final reading in the House of Representatives on last Tuesday. CsTA resolution has I eon offered in our Slate Senate, fixing thb -id of April, for the final adjournincnt of thb legislature. Mii.tTAttT.—- -I.ieut. W.B. Kipp, of the First Danville Troop, and Lieut. J. p, Conner, 08 the Washington Cavalry, have boon appoint* ed Aids to brigadier General MotUvew Mc- Dowell, Columbia county. ty The consumption of cufieti in|finew noli since the rise in price, has fallen mow than on# half lu Wisconsin, a lady hat recovered #lOft damages of Joseph Heath, for salting rum to, her husband. Liquor dealers In that State have to give bonds to pay far all Injury that growa out of thoir traffic. ty A bill has passed the House of Dele gates, Mirylaml, fixing ten haunt n dlty atr the period of labor in factories within thai Stale. It is now before tho Senate. WThe people of Pottsviile and Reading haro already fresh shgd iu their matkfti, 4