The star of the north. (Bloomsburg, Pa.) 1849-1866, March 28, 1850, Image 2

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York, V'iil. receive (lint receipt far imbscriptions
and atlvaitscmeqlejor, the -Star of the North."
tVC. PI'.IKCE (Jeiicrul Advertising Agent,
Bulletin Buildings Philti., J* ,Jso agent for sub
scription and advertising iit the Star of the
M. GUMORK, SR., trill net as our agent
at Berwick, Pa., in receiving ami receipting for
subscriptions, advertisements and job-work. Ad
vertisements left with him on Tuesday will ap
pear in our paper of the same week. All orders
or job-work trj t with him trill be attended to im
Prejudice and !*> iuoiple.
What vrc most deprecate in politics is the
system of man-worship so common among
the toadies and hangers-on who have no o
pinions of their own. Thoy do not look to
the elevation anil progression of a principle,
but, with thorn, every thing is a personal pre
. direction for men. They vote according to
their passions and prejudices, and cannot be
brought to look upon caria idates as the expo
nents and embodiments of principles. Thoy
cannot view a candidate as the representa
tive of certain political ideas. Their political
laith is in favors, cleverness aisd generosity
-in a cold calculation of dollars and cents ;
und not in any devotion to justice or proprie
ty. They vote fur a man because he will ei- [
ther let them rob him, or will aid them to 1
plunder somewhere else. They do not re- j
yard t]je fitness or honesty of a candidate, j
but otily ask how much can bo made out of j
him. They aro not satisfied to see their j
party triumphant, but tho standard bearer !
must be their especial friend Colonel Guz- i
zleem, or else tlicy cannot fight. In fact, '
these men only wage a dirty, dishonorable I
warfare for thoso whose supple tools they j
arc, and have up political faith to contend I
for. With them every thing is impttlsc, and j
their motto is "rule or ruin.'"'
This servile man worship maybe worthy
of those who livo under a monarchical gov- ;
eminent, but it does not becomo republican
America. The great distinguishing charac- |
teristio of a Pemocratic government is tnat '
its peoplo should think for themselves. A j
republic in which a majority of tho citizens
will not take the (rouble to form correct opin
ions, can only continue to exist by accident. |
and that man who merely votes from perso- j
ual preference without regard to principle or j
to the fitness of a candidate, is not only a j
dangerous citizen, but it> fact a libel upon
our repuclican institutions.
Democracy has a higher and a holier aim 1
than to work for any one individual alone,
It looks to tho welfare of Iho whole country,
and to t'oo success and triumph of correct I
political principles. Its object is above sel- i
fisbness and sycophancy. A good democrat
democrat cares first for the success of his po
litical faith, and looks to the elevation of men
in his parly only as a mean 6 of good, and not
as the end of political organization. As to J
whom shall be the candidates of his party he j
cares not, so that they be good men and
The late Judge Cooper.
A bill is before the U. S. House of Repre
sentatives, to pay to tho heirs of the late Dr.
Cooper the sum of .S4OO, with fifty year's in
terest, the sum being the amount of a fine j
unforced upon Dr. Cooper for an alleged li
bel on President John Adams, under the Well
known alien and sedition laws.
This, we balieve, is the Dr. Cooper who
at one time tvas Present Judge of this Ju
dicial district. He had been an English bar- |
lister, and immediately on his arrival iu this |,
country commenced an attack upon I'rcsi- j,
dent Adams, which was felt by the adminis- j
trillion as a serious blow. Ve was prosecu- ■
ted by the government under the alien and 1
sedition law, and imprisoned, tried and fined.
In the confinement of his jail he was a mar- 1
ked object of attention and sympathy, and ;
immediately upon his release, he attained a
high consideration iu the esteem of tho libe- j
ral minded men of the country, lie was ap- ! j
pointed a Judge, arid became the author of a ,
number of legal and scientific works. His
intelligence was of a high order, and his
mind wa stored with a most rich and varied I
fund of general knowledge.
ESTTho sickness of one of our hands has l
aliltlo ('played tho issue of ourprcseu'. num
ber, and compels us to give less reading J
matter than usual, but this our patrons must
forbear with for once, as wo usually treat I'
them io a full feast of good things.
, Bluamsburg Academy. —The public cxami- |
< I nation and exhibition of Mr. Bradley's scho- .
I lars look place last Friday. The exercises ,
which wo witnessed in the cvoniug were .
rrcdilablu to both preceptor and scholars,and ,
tho interest luaujtested by the parents speaks <
well for llio cause of education among us. |
,-t- - m •
ts*'Auhe lima of going to press we have i
no news of any definite action in tho House I
upon "Metitour" county. The statement in t
some Philadelphia papers of its passage on
Tuesday, was simply a blunder of the Tele- 1
graph. f
tyCongress has spent another week iu j
fruitless talk upon tho slavery cpieslion. 'Fhe i
proceedings of that body aro most flat, stalo {
and unprofitable.,
. ... .... . ,
ryriio apportionment bill passed the So- r
nate fast Tuesday in committee of the whole, f
and was made the order of the day for Wed- f
needay, and every day thereafter until dispo- t
ed of. £
' . We have received, tlmtogh tho kjndne
m a.npcmber of gm I louse, a oppy of i
printed statompnt fijtuishoj&to members ii
favorgf" "Mentouflji County, undesigned by
JohrTSnopcf '*nd 'ffhers of W<
false and shameless document; and if it is i
fair sample of the electioneering going on a
Harrisburg by Best and his supporters, it wil
be no wonder if many mombors gain a very
. improper idea of llpj merits of the divisioi
' IWB. i.
j Jho bold and unscrupulous assertion of in
' justice in the proceedings of our courts, i;
' hazarded b£ mhn'' who know ifs entire fa!
i sity.
> An "existing bitter personal hostility be
tween the eastern and western parts of tin
I county," is also alledged without any ade
• | quale foundation in fact. R is known tha
| the Removal question was sottled in 1845 by
a vote of about two to ono in its favor, am
| from that time until last winterno local ques
| tion existed. This now county project was
started for tho first time last winter by Best
At this moment offices in the county are dis
; tributed as follows : In the new County dis
j trict —Senator, Representative, Sheriff, Reg.
! ' Plc f & Recorder, Treasurer, a Commissionei
j and an Auditor, a majority of whom are, in
fact, division men. There has been no such
! "bitter hostility' asis pretended, nor has pro.
| scription or injustice been manifested toward
the western part of the county. All state
ments nf thai cHiraoler uro mud 1] abroad
j simply for ell'eet, and to subserve selfish and
improper purposes.
A long and labored complaint is made that
the county has expended money upon the
public property here in violation* of the Re
j rnoval act, and tho facts in relation to that
; object are entirely perverted. The county
J statements show that the outlays have not
j conflicted with tha Removal act at all, but
| have been unexceptionable as well as neces
! sary.
j 'J he false and foolish assertion that "by
j the division the seat of justice in Columbia
| would bo tnoro central than it is at present,"
| affords a good idea of the lark of truth and
j fairness in the whole of this extraordinary
j document in favor of division,
j It cannot bo possible that members will
j vote for Best's iniquitous n.r.j injurious bill
| upon the ground tt.t it has any merit. Its
passage would be an outrage of no common
TiSgnitude, and the abiding impression upon
I the publio mind would bo that it was accom
| plished by corrupt influences A Senator
j who pledged himself to his corstituents a
gainst such a project when elected, puts him
i self into the market and expects to rend and
j destroy this county by hawking his vote in
the halls of legislation 1 It cannot be possi-
I ble that such perfidy aud corruption will be
j successful ■ the Representatives of the peo
j pie will not become parlies to this projected
, aud infamous outrage.
Allegheny County.
I The Democrats of Allegheny county met
| at Pittsburg last Friday, and chose Henry S
Magraw, J B Guthrie, Perry Baker, C Barnet
j and Alexander Black delegates to the Wil
liamsport Convention, vith inslructionß to
support tho nomination of Nimrod Strickland
through every ballot- Upon this tho Pitts
burg Post says : "It will be gratifying to the
good Democrats of the State to learn that our
County Convention, by an almost unanimous
vote, instructed the delegates to support Nim
rod Strickland, of Chester county, for Canal
Commissioner. Tho Judge is well known
in tho East and throughout tho State as s ra
dical democrat, and a man whose private life"
is abovo reproach. He is also competent to
discharge the. duties of the office. Tho east
has spoken for liim, and tho voice of the
west is rising in his behalf. We anticipate
the almost unanimous nomination of Judge
Strickland by the William.\oort Convention."
6irThe Telegraph wires aro being put up
on the routo between Berwick and Danville.
They are already put up through our town,
and the work is going on below.
".W On last Thursday the bill to allow
tho peoplo to elect the Auditor General and
Surveyor General at the next fall election
passed the Senate on filial reading by a vole
of 28 to 4, a decided vote. Tho bill had
previously passed the House. The Williams
port State Convention will therefore have tho
duty of nominating those officers, whoso
terms ofoffco will bo three years.
CSP I.ovi I, Tate has enlarged his nowspa- j
per, and engaged J. G. Freeze, Esq. as As
sistant Editor.
(Correspondence of the Stir.)
I IAUKISDCRG, March 25, 1850.
To-day an attempt was mado to get
up the Montour county bill, but without ef
fect. Thebill, apart from what can be mado
out of tho apportionment bill by a trade,can
not make a respectable appearance in tho
The apportionment bill is yot suspended
like Mahommet'scoffin. It will bo amended
and re amended until it shall look like every
thing else than a reasonable bill.' Columbia
and Sullivan will bo left together for two
members, and Columbia and Luzerne for a
Senatorial district. It is a matter of open
boast here that Best will vote for just such
an apportionment bill as will secure him the
most votes for Montour connty, without tho
loast reference to the character or merits of
the bill ho shall voto for.
The divorce cases are the groat affairs
here. The Senate Committee have reported
favorably to Mr. Forrest's case, and there are
several distinguished Philadelphians hero to
press it through. Tho Middleton case has
been brought up, and tho bill indtreolly de
feated. _
Tho session is not likly to close before the
middle of April, and now, as the end draws
nigh, tho strange things happen. An appro
priation bill must pass, and this, with the ap
portionment bill, will take up the time until
the session ends. Meanwhile you will hear
from me again. J.
CyThe following Statement in relation to
Best's hat bee*ptiu(ed HW
laid before meggers or tho Muse.
■ n give it a plage IUI week |ocaufe it is a jMt
view of the subffcet, anf.may afford fuller
; information to geiitleirfq who fe
ceivo ou^paper, 1 Ihan they already posskis
8 in the itlatter.
HI SUGGESTIONS Against the Erection ot
"Montour County" out of I'nrts of Co
Too the Senate and Iloiisc of Representatives
n- of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania —Tire
is undersigned, citizens of Columbia connty,
rl- part of whom reside within the limits of the
proposed new county of "Montour," respect
e- fully state, on behalf of thoir fellow citizens
ie the following facts and outlines of argument
e- against tho election of said now county :
at 1. Tho county of Columbia ranks among
iy the small counties of tho Stale, and although
nt generally settled, contains but 6721 taxables
s- according to tho recent numeration,
is 2. Tho seat of justice is located at tho con
it. tre of-the county, and is of convenient ac
-- cess to all our citizens. From Bloomsburg,
s- the seat, to Danville, the distance is but 10
r. miles—to Berwick, on the opposito side of
)r tho county, but 12 miles, and to the most
n distant part of the county but little over 20
1, miles.
)• 3. Good new publio buildings have been
d recently erected at Bloomsburg, and are now
i- in the use of tho county, requiring but slight
il | outlays for a long period to keep them ill
d repair. For these buildings and the ground
on which they are situate, the sura of about
it $12,000 has been subscribed and paid by in
p Ji"idua!s, in expectation that the county
i- j should remain as at present,
it | 4. The courts of the county aro not bur
y j thoncd with business. Litigation is limited,
it | and upon more than one occasion, within a
t few years, our courts have adjourned as early
. as the foul tli day after their meeting,tor lack
of business.j
f 5. Tho division proposed would cast upon
, our cHi/.ens tho support of two county orga
i nizatiohs instead of one, against the wishes
1 and earnest rcmonstranoeof all remaining
, in the old county, and a largo part of those
included in tho new.
1 8. The new county would be exceedingly
I small in territory, wretched in shape, and its
support a grievous burden upon its citizens.
Further, it is noyioTr, aud never would be,
entitled by- its number of taxables, to a sep
arate representation in the Legislature.
7. The division line of the proposed new
county cuts through, in an inconvenient and
oppressive manner, no less than four lown-
I ships, throwing the burthen upon the people
, of supporting/our additional township organ
. izations and severing those ties of intercourse
, and neighborship which have heretofore ex
I 8. Deducting Danville and its immediate
neighborhood, (including a large foreign pop
ulation there resident,) a heavy portion of
those living within tho bounds of the propo
-1 sed now county are opposed to it. A majo
rity of Franklin township are so opposed and
have remonstrated accordingly. In the parts
of Roaringcreclc and Madison included, the
i majority against division is still more decid
l ed. Near one half of Anthony and Limestone
respectively, have remonstrated, and the
part of Hemlock included is about equally
divided. •
9. The erection of the new county start
into life two local questions already contom
' plated :—First, the annexation of a portion
' of Luz.erne to Columbia, and second, tbo an
' nexatiou of a portion of Northumberland to
this now county of "Montour." These pro
jects would be plausible, ana xvould be ne
cessary to both counties, requiring, as they
would, additional teriilory.
The foregoing considerations are but a
' part that might be urged against "Montour,,
county, but they are believed to be more
i than sufficient to shjw the highly injurious
. character of that protect.
, Tho atteution of members is respectfully
direced to the map of our oounty, as abun-
Jjmt evidence, of itself, to prove that no
coUDtJ* can be cut from the western side of
Columbia, without deeply and disastrously
affecting public and private interests.
But. it is alleged that excitement exists,
with reference to this subject, that will con
tinue until a couu'.y is granted. —None ex
ists except that produced by efibrts of inter
ested persona for division, and they aro not
at liberty to make the results ol their act tho
i very reason to justify it! Besides, we do not
j doubt that if this project is Ejected, it will
I not again trouble tho legislature. It derives
consequence solely from a posture of affairs
that will terminate with the present session,
and will riot probably ocour again during the
present century.
The undersigned emphatically deny the
existence of partiality, oppression, or injus
tice, cither in tho administration of justice
or the transaction of county bpsiness in Col
umbia. Imputations of that character, il
made, must be urged simply because no
good reason exists for cutting lip tho county,
and some pretext must therefore be sought
to urge in its justification.
This division project, was first agitated last
winter—it has no merit—it is of injurious
tendency to all concerned —and if defeated
now, will be unheard of hereafter. Such is
the deliberate judgment of tho uudersigned,
and they therefore trust that the legislature,
after an examination of the subject, will be
"opposed to any division or other dismem
■ berment of Columbia county."
Respectfully submitted
Of" A yount* gentleman steped tn a book
store, and said he wanted to get a /Young
Man's Companion. " Well, sir,"Btv'id the'
The new is
sued from the Mint, RiMfe ofCaliforfisa gold,
it has been proposed, oSst appropriately, to
t s'yle "Washingtonp." jTliey jpe about tho
• size of the silvor dollaq/btU ohjloursa consid
* erable heavier. On oroide if has tho old
original head of "Liberty," with the w4fc
'liberty' across the forehead, surrounded by
I the thirteen stars, and stamped "lido." 'i 'Oil
■ the rcvorse is lire coat of arms of the Union,
being tho figure of aq eagle .with spread
, wings, 4( thffcreu'. ifesifn to those 011 any
, oilier oTiyo I iraflch and
shield, and the m'otto t; E Pluribus Ur.nm" on
, scrolls on either side. The eagle is surround
. Ed with the words "Unjtedf States of Ameri
, ca," "Twenty D.," and has immediately
[ over it, a circle of thirteen small stars. It is
a most substantial and beautiful coin, and
, will be both useful and convenient.
1 THE WEBSTER TRIAL. —This trial increases
in interest, and the excitement in Boston has
reached a high pith. The testimony of Lit
tlofield, the Janitor of the College, is clear
in its details, and is not shaken by the cross
examination. What course the defence in
tends to pursuo is not yet manifest. They
seem to be waiting some favorable turu in
the testimony of the prosecution that they
may take hold of to their advantage. If
,they have any rebuting testimony to the
many circumstances which bear against the
prisoner they have not yet given any inkling
of it. The trial lias now reached lis highest
point of interest, and its course is eagerly
watched by the public, who have given
more attention to this oxlriordinary trial than
has been given perhaps to any trial tho last
twenty years.
tbioi of this body, belonging to the class
whose term expire with the present session
of congress, consists of 12 Democrats and 8
Whigs. The twelve scats vacated by Dem
ocrats are one each from Florida, Indiana,
lowa, Maine, Mississippi' Michigan, Miss
ouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vir
ginia, and Wisconsin; the eight by Whigs
are from Connecticut, Delaware, Massachu
setts, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode
Island, and Vermont. Two of of those va
cancies liaye already been supplied by the
re-election of the present incumbents, Mr
PKATT of Maryland, and Davis of Mississippi.
Tse filling of the sthers will lend peliar inter
est to the State election this year. Thus on
the 4th March. 1851:
Senators hold over, 21 17 2
To be filled, 12 8 0
Tuxables in Comity Towns.
Gettysburg, 451
Pittsburg, 9176
Kittauing, 346
Beaver, 487
Bedford, 225
Reading, 8349
Holltdaysburg, 553
Tow anda, 256
Doylestown, 259
Butler, 276
Mautli Chunk, 400
Bellefotue, 283
West Chester, 596
Clarion, 148
Clearfield, 109
Lock Haven, 168
Meadville, 471
Carlisle, 979
Harrisburg, 1703
Erie, 1 187
Uniontown, 582
Chambersburg, 659
Indiana, 186
Brookville, • 177
York, 1598
Lancaster, 3043
Lebanon, 457
Allentpwn, 802
Wilkesbarre, 503
Williamsport, 664
Mercer, " 246
Lewistown, 520
Norristown, 996
F.aßlon, J399
Sunbury, 282
Bloom tie Id, 136
Philadelphia city, 22730
Coudersport, 64
Potlsville, 1231
Somerset, 179
► Montrose, 164
Wellsborough, 144
New Berlin, 153
Franklin, 205
Warren, 215
Washington, 575
Ilonesdale, 342
TunklMMpck, 124
MifUintown, 400
Tho boroughs having taxables over 1000,
are Harrisburg, York, Easton, Pottsville and
A NEW ARTICLE or FOOD.—A new article
of palatable food is some attention.
It is called meat biscuit, and consists in an
improved process of preserving the nutritious
properties of meat, or animal flesh, of any
kind, by obtaiiuning the concentrated extract
of it, and combining it with flour or vegota
blo meal, and drying or bakiug tho mixture
in an oven, in the form of a biskuit or crack
er. 0110 pound of this bread contains the
essence, or extract, of more five pounds of
meat, (including its usual proportion of bone.)
and one onnce of it will make a pint ot rich
soap. Fi? e ounces a day would be an am
ple supply for one man.
goncral impression at that the
Forrest divorce bill will pass the Senate, but
be defeated in the House, as the public
mind has been thoroughly awakened to the
evil of these constant applications for legis
lative divorces, when the courts are knq-^ u |
to havo all tho power necessity i 0 ibjyjjg
any tenable ground of iction,--Besides, the
raysteriou" jn fluencg s within and without tho
halls of le£ : 11( j a ti oll have created suspicion
Something wrong.
/ u
Tho business on the Pennsylvania Canal
ha 9 been very largo since Its opening. Tpn
thousand dollars for transportation were re
ceived in tolls at Pittsburg in four working
days. This shows how groatly this trade is
increasing on our internal improvements. —
The canals are now iii fino order, and boats
are daily arriving at Pittsburg from the East,
laden with dry good* or gciiPrul merchandise
Thp Etvjyhmit and hhc Canpl. er
J Elephants hav* the b4te'rest enmity,, to
' camels.-WhoitTlio cam#w soents ' the ele
" pliant it stops &, trcmMes in all its limbs,
1° and uttarß art umntegjjSbied cry of teffor
j anil airtight, flji pcrsd(|jtion,
induce it to risdl it moves its hcaT backwards
and forwards, and its whole frame is shaken
H with mortal anguish. The elephant on the
contrary, as soon as he perceives the camel
' elevates his truuk, 6lamps with his feet, and
Willi :hjs trunk throW^' sndrmg
j with a noiso like the sound of a trumpet, he
tttptos towards the whicli with its
neok outstretched, and utterly defenceless, a
waits, with the most patient resignation, the
opproach of,its enemy. The elephant, with
y its enormous shapeless limbs trampleß 011
® the unfortunate animal in such a manner
that in a few minutes it is scattered around
in small fragments.
S EP"A man calling himself ERASTUS A.
SCOTT, was committed to the Jail of this
R County on Thursday last, 14lh inst , by Esq
Bulkely, on a charge of stealing a horse from
. the stable of Jacob Sloyer, in Nescopeck
F township, in this county. The chargo was
1 cleary proved, and we learn that he confess
or ed the fact. In his possession was also found
f a small sorrel mare about four years old,
3 partly broke, about fourteen hands high,
3 both hind feel white. The mare was proba
> bly stolen and is left in keeping at the stable
t of William DCIML, In HI LA Durongh, wheio iho
R owner can find her.—( Wilkesbarre Farmer.)
1 A NEW IDEA. —Mr. Roeiller in the Ohio
t House of Representatives, lias presented res
olutions to inquire into the practicabrlity of
substituting a certain amount of labor to he
performed by criminals, instead of tho con
finement for a certain number of years, wtth
a view of introducing a system of punish
ment enabling the conviot by voluntary, hon
est, and persevering industry, to shorten the
lime ofhis coufinemen and calculated to re
store him to such habits of industry as con
stiture a useful member of society.
EF" In the "course of a debate in tho
House of Representatives, at Harrisburg, op
the resolution to inquire whether any of the
banks of the Commonwealth havo violated
their charters, by putting in circulation an a
mount of notes more than double tho amount
of their capitals actually paid in, Senator
FORSYTH said he unuerstood that many of
the banks had violated their charters in this
respect. The Honesdale Bank, especially,
he had been informed, had notes in circula
tion to more than siz times the amount of thei r
READING RAILROAD. —The net cash earn
ings of the Reading Railroad for the first
thtee months of the current financial year,
ending Ist March, exceed those of the cor
responding months of the last year,591,169,
of which sum about $40,000 were realised
from diminished running expenses, and the
remainder from excess of.coal tonnag, say
29,771 tons, at the winter rates of $1.70a180
of Montgomery county, on Saturday select
eb G. W. JACOBY as senatorial, and A. H.
KER, representative delegates to the William,
sport convention, with instructions to sup
port WM. T. MOKRIRON, of Montgomery coun
ty, for Canal Commissioner.
TELEGRAPH SUlT.—Professor S. F. B
Morse, and Amos Kendall, are at present at
the Revere House, Boston. The Traveller,
of that city, says, tho injunction prayed by
them, as patentees of the Morse Telegraph
Line, against other lines, in that city, will
probably come before Judge Woodbu'y for
argument, the present week.
MR. CALHOUN.—A Washington correspon
dent of the Herald communicated by tele
graph, on Tuesday, that Mr. Calhoun's (
health had become so much worse that the
next twenly-four hours was considered as
decisive whether he would die or not.
earthquake was experienced at
Chaquiinbo,in Chilli, on the 20th of Nov. last
and considerable damage was done by the
sea rushing in and destaying ptoperty. Mr.
Lambert, a mine proprietor, is reported to
have lost $40,000 by it.
Central Committee met at Harrisbuigh last
week, and decided upon holding the Slate
Convention TO nominate a candidate for Ca
nal Commissioner, at Philadelphia, on tho
16th of June next.
Gov. HAINES of Now Jersey, has signed a
bill, authorizing Dclawars, Lehigh SehuyU
kill and Susquehanna Railroad Company to 1
construct a railjjad Bridge across tho Dela- 1
ware river at Easton. 1
TJ" A Meeting in favor of the choap pos- '
tage movement was held HI Newark, N. J., I
on Tuesday evening last. Tho Mayor of
the city presided, and tho mooting was ad- '
dressed by Mr. Bates.
ITMr. Calhoun is again alartnlngly ill
His physical infirmities are ° up o„
him, and the Vending the de
bates in th£ Senate is too much for his bodi
ly neulth.
The marked ability with which the Potts
ville Mining Register is eilitod merits the con
mendatiou of every discriminating and in
telligent reader.
Mrs. Partington, noticing th 3 recent death
of Mr Kyan, the well-known inventor, is
anxious to know if he is tho person who iu- ,
vented Kyan pepper also !
AMONG tho fashionables, coach maker '
remarked that a "sociable" was all tho ton {
during the honey moon, and a "sulky ' af- 1
forwards. '
s | k/- orCMtriH r
) lion. TJilimai Butler Sport oftii
- missKMj;to California, unavotdaßn deljjgrei
, by Mr. Kind's indisposition,'haigiow beer
r ctolmunicjped to the
i yd* made public. It is (gid to be a hJjguij
i ! interesting and ir.iporlant document. Mr
' King estimates the value of the gold obtain
> ed in California up to this time at forty mil
1 lions of dollars. The product of the curreni
I year lie also estimates at forty millions ; and
1 the aggregate preduot of the two succeeding
' years, 1851 and 1.852, at one hundred- ngt
• lions. Ho recommends to the United Stater
- government not to soil the gold land*, but to
! giant leases or permits lor digging & wash
-1 ing gola on them, at 1 a rent of one ounce foi
1 every pound obtained. He proposes that
' leases for regular mining operations be gran-
I ted at a fixed contingent rent. He advises
that no permits or leases be issued to any
but citizens of the United States, or persons
who declare their intention of becoming
, such.
The subject of Sunday travelling on the
Pennsylvania Railroad is claiming the atten
tion of the citizens along the line. The citi
zens of Lewistown held a meeting on the
Bth instant, approving the resolutions of the
company suspending travel on tho Sabbath,
and on the 11th, a county meeting was held
on the same subject, which adopted strong
resolutions in favor of tho Sabbath on all the
public works, and asked of the Legislature
some enactment calculated to secure such a
such a Tesult.
A Duel—came off in, oh
Thursday, between two gentlemen of color,
in "the lumber business." Cause—jealousy
and three pint of rum. They fought with a
pair Of saws and bucks—ono pfthe belliger
ents lost au ear, and the other the basement
of his corduroys. No insurance.
Vermont, by annual election, has decided
against granting licenses for the sale of in
toxicating drinks. The vote just held shows
the following result : For Licenses 12,600 ;
against Licensgg 10.940—majority against die
license 7,340. Every county in thoState but
Washington and Essex, went with the ma
One of tho contractors of the Western di
vision of the Central Railroad informs the
Pittsburg Journal thnt there are over 1,000
hands at work on that division—that is, be
tween the foot of the Allegheny mountain
and Pittsburg.
Domestic Queensware, which is manufac
tured in the great Western valley, has in
creased in use so much of late, and there is
such a demand lor it in Eastern cities, that a
Western firm intend to establish an agency
in Philadelphia.
The North Pennsylvanian is tho name of a
new weekly started in Bradford county, by
Wien Forney. It is a Democratic paper, op
posed to Wilmot, in whose district it is pub
ur'Tho French goods received by the last
steamer are said to be very beautiful; iu par
ticular some Foulards, printed in ohintz col
ars, which surpass anything heretofore im
By virtue of an order of the Orphan's
Court of Columbia County Jacob R. Hower
Adm'r.'of John Shearman, deceased, will
expose to sale by public vendue at the pub
lic house of Christian Shuman, in Beaver
township, on Saturday, the 20th day of A
pr'l next, at 12 o'c lock M. a certain tract of
land situate in Beaver twp., aforesaid, con
taining 102} acres, adjoining lands of David
Johnson, Peter and Jesse Roberts, Thomas
Shearman, and other lands of said deceased.
Terms and conditions made known on the
day of sale. By order of the Court.
AJm. of John Shearman, dee'd.
Jacob Eteblv, Clerk, 0. C.
March 28, 1850—ts.
New Arrangements and Great Bargains.
Tho undersigned respecfully informs the
citizens of Bloomsburgli and the public in
general,that he has purchased Mr. Franlz's
Boot (f Shoe Store and has added largely to
his stock, and will continue the business at
the same stand in tho Exchange Building,
on Main Street, whore he will be happy to
receive the calls of old and new enstorners.
Boots and Shoos, of every variety at prices
to suit purchasers, kept constantly for sale,
and customer's work maA; to order as usual.
invites the custom of his old friends
and the public ; and hazards nothing iu prom
ising fat bargains.
Ci?" Store in the Exchange Building, Maine
street, sign of the Golden Boot.
Bloomsburgh, starch 28, 1850.
Young Ladies' Seminary,
Muncy, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. -8
Rev. John Smalley, A. M., Principal.
Mrs. M. 11. Smalley, Associate Principal,
Assisted by two well qualified teachers.
This Seminary is designed to afford as
good an education, in both tho solid and or
namental branches, as can bo obtained in
any school in Pennsylvania Hence, instruc
tion will bo givon in all the branches usually
taught in the highest order of female schools
The Summer Session will commence on
Weduosday, the first day ot May, and con
tinue five months
For boarding, and tuh'.hn i a -jj t -„ 0 E„.
glish and Scientific, branches, together
w '.'.u drawing, painting, and embroi
dery, per session, S6O
Extra —lnstruction on Piano, with use
of instrumeut. per session, 20
Latin, French & Wax Flowers, each 5
Washing, per session, 4
t3P"Thirty dollars must bo paid in advance
and tho remainder at the close of the session
For further particulars address Rev. John
Smalley, Muncy, Lycoming County, Pa.
THE subscriber offers for rent his house
and lot upon IRON street near Bloomsbur".
The house is a large two story frame build
ing nearly new, situate on tho best part of
the growing street for business. It is also a
pleasant location, and offers a fine opportu
nity to persons desirous of remit]" such
properly. Tho lot is a corner one, and there
is a good pump upon the porch at the side
of the houso.
The property will be reuled on the inbst
reasonable terms. Enquire of
Bloonisburg, il/arch 21st 1850.
[1 TH§fisiirer's Sale h
m jfV yjp Columbia County. ■
';REEaS,E to ihe provisions ot an act of f
'y Ammblj entitled an set directing the mode 1
r , ot selling unseated lands fogjures and for other
purposes, passed the 13th March 1815 and
the Ircasurer of Calumbia Gounty hereby eives
notice to all persons concernrd therein, that nn-
U less the taxes fhp Ut>*iig tiarfolualeat
g ed lands situate u> C,4ufottlroune,r,JL f.jj
i fors the day of sale, the whole or nnrh as r
I each trtttftr-wm pay the taratnAlj^^.!
>S ble thereon, will be s >ld at the CwPlLrtMtfHta
0 Q wn C .unty of Columbia ort '
the 8 -f.end. fl<Msy'in.Jgno a*t *n*lA* B ?inue
by adjournment from day 1o day, for arrcrages ,f
>r taxes duo said county, aqd the cost .ceroid on
xt each respectively. '
is Acres. Warrantee or owners. Tax*.
y 80 Adum Croll lg
30 Jonathan Fisher na
200 John Groff 2 sft
® 150 Henry Harriger . 2 46
100 Hoats and Shuman ]qq
e 2 Isaac Longaberger 55
i- 200 George Longaberger sn. I 20
[„ 400 Shuman <fc Frick 1 2 o' N*
50 John Vanblarigan 1 10 I
25 Mary Brown 2 id.
'j 27 WA J Britton 1 jg
II 27 Blank & Montgomery 143
? 30 Michael Bower 3 gg
b 00 Jesse Bowman 594
b 20 Solornan Bower j7g
1 20 Jacob Dower's Heirs I 75"
15 Reuben Bower 1
575 Charles Calbfus 4 7.
> 28 W J1) Clem ,00 '
, 10 John Doaks 44
r 26 George Evans 343
1 38 James Evans. 4 ,0
- 150 Andrew A Freas g 2
t 40 Gilbert Fowler s a
Id Philip Freas, 12
53 John Freas - 3 6fi
1 35 Samuel Gensil ,n,
32 Edward Hughes 2 10
j 11 Conrad Ilippengteel 34
; 119 Daniel K Hostler 15 70
> 533 Samuel F. Headly 5 04
t 13 John Kisner j 14
. 150 John Kelchner g 2
20 Henry Mentz 1 j 0
300 Jos. Sharpless & others 6 60
• 210 David Schaffer 2 30
1 133 Joseph Stackhouse 7<l •
) 40 Samuel Siller 440
300 Nicholas Seibert 13 2 0
1 30 jlacob Schaffer 22
25 Hugh Thompson 2 74
40 John Yost gg
14 Benjamin Beiber 30
1 100 Siacy Marjarum Sr. 3 30
1 7 Peter Mensch • 122
4 Joseph Paxton 10
30 Daniel Shuman 3 30
5 Able Thomas Sen. 44
1 10 SB M Yantz 44
25 John Allegor 40
160 David Fowler 1 04
401 George A Frick 13 20
200 Andrew Freas &. Hoffman 2 20
60 Jacob Hibler 1 32
60 Thomas Hutchinson 66 *
100 Samuel & Joseph Lilly 2 74 .*■
200 Edward Mcllenry 8 80
100 John Lazarus . 110 '
100 Samuel Pcaler 1 64
437 Lardner fy Whitehead 19 16
59 James Dewit 2 58
50 Andrew Gray 1 10
24 Ji-seph Ikeler 1 64
70 Thomas Lundy, 1 10
67 Longstreths heirs 1 64
50 George Morris 1 10
187 Baltis Appleman 10 28
100 John Brugler ' 4 40
13 Obcd Everet I 40
40 Robt. Montgomery 2 20
60 McUrides heirs 3 30
50 Robert Moore's heirs 4 94
12 Vaniah Reese 22
50 Slot E Colley 6 76
30 George Dilts 1 25
84 George A Frick 7 83
122 John Frits 4 lo
15 George Ness 1 42
73 George Kile 2 is
75 Elias Kline 5 16
137 Malhew Mcllenry 4 50
22 McCall's heirs 66
SO Wm Patterson 2 54
106 Jacob Wellever 1 72
220 Yorks ar.d Frick 8 20
50 " " 4 62
200 " 16 01
11 Daniel Brown 96
4 George Kelchner i 22
13 Christian Miller 70
' 48 Henry Miller 2 64
112 Philip Miller 6 23
10 George Miller 57
60 George Miller 3 33
100 Pifer and Miller j 40
400 Paxton and Bovd 6 63
5 Benjamin Revnbold sen 26
414 Jacob BhiVman's heirs 11 61
24 Snmue't Webt) J 43
126 Y'elterSj ejehmnck and ProbU 3SO
Id Ge; ur ge Brown Ifj
aohn Bond 98
1 -Zl Samuel Creasy Jr 1 12
25 David Hartzell 14
8 Christian Lulz sr 44
200 Pifer and Miller 76
1 34 John Michael 394
7 Michael Ulrich 34
391 Jacob Scwepenheiser 4 28
13 Philip Wall 70
110 Peter Yohe 00
214 Christian Zimmerman 1 18
391 John McCauly 4 28
22 Samuel Boon I 44
5 Lorenzo Grimes 32
4 George Kessler 32
33 Samuel Mellick 2 16
11 Adam Stroup jr 70
28 Peter Shugh 1 84
100 Legrand G Bancroft 3 80
50 William ChSmberliu 183
150 Charles Dotbler 2 20
200 Benjamin Eves A6O
275 Stephen Ellis 5 54
,360 Geo A Friclt, (Warrantee Mary
Conelison) 4 91