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A. W. BATEMAN, Editor. ’ BEL AIR, MD., Friday, March 18, 1864. QQP-The bus a more eztendfd calculation among ihti intelligent farmer* and buim a fl men of Harlord, than any other paper in liio county. ** Lock llo*pilnl” or oilier oweant <f “ Lottery” •river ttaeoienm will appear in our column* at any price. A large number of our sulwcriber*. pay for tbotr paper in ad vance, imd consequently arurjuat the cLws advertisers de sire to reach. The attention of respectable and legitimate advertisers is directed to the above facts. To CorregpoadentJ. All communications lor publication must bs accom panied with the teal name ol ilic author, or no atten tion will le paid to them. The real name of the author will not bo published unless desired, but we cannot consent to insert communications unless wc know the writer. TO THE READERS OF THE iEGIS. , It will be noticed by the readers of the JEyie I this week, that we have added one column to each page, thus making it four columns larger than its former size. Wc have also lengthened the 1 columns, thereby giving our subscribers a great er amount of reading matter than ever be- 1 fore. Through the favor of our patrons, ad- j verliseraents have so crowded upon us, that to give our subscribers that amount of reading matter to which they are entitled, we have found an enlargement necessary. Wc have also chaugcd the style of the head, so as to lessen the space occupied by it. This change in no way alters the sentiments of the paper; it remains, as it al ways has been, sternly Democratic. During the past two years which its editor has conducted the JEjis, he has allowed no circum stance to prevent the weekly and regular mailing of the paper, and has therefore never missed a single issue. Hereafter the paper will be conducted by Batkman & Baker, as publishers, and the edito rial department will remain unchanged. WAR NEWS. A dispatch from Chattanooga, dated tho 11th, says that the extra force of the Confederates at Dalton on the Gth, was six divisions. It was be lieved there that Longstreet has reinforced John ston The Confederates have three times threat ened to attack the Federal position at Nickajack Gap, but they retired without a fight. It is reported that Gen. Meade is about to re tire from the Army of Potomac on account of ill health. A Washington telegram says another call will soon be issued for from two hundred thousand to three hundred thousand volunteers. Advices from Florida state that tho military situation at Jacksonville remained unchanged.— The Federal troops still hold the place, hut are | subject to occasional annoyances from the Con federate cavalry. Tho latter arc still in consid erable force at Baldwin, and scouts report that strenuous efforts are in progress fb deplete the State of its stock of cattle, which is being driven off as fast as possible. The report that General Vodges had superseded General Seymour in the command of the Florida forces is contradicted.— The total number of wounded in the advance turns out to have been far grearer Ilian was at first reported—l,Boo being stated as the correct figures. Many of these cases are classed ns slight however, and all the sufferers are said to he do ing well. Still later advices, dated Jacksonville, j 11th inst., report that the Union cavalry had been attacked and driven in from their second i position with the loss of a number of wounded, j It was expected that Jacksonville would he at-1 tacked on the 12th. If the attack was not made the Union forces intended to make another ad vance on the enemy. It appears some skirmishing has been going on for the last few days on the Chowan river, North Carolina. The Confederates attempted to ob struct its navigation, whereupon several Fed eral gunboats opened on them, and shelled them for several hours, and finally they were dis persed. It is stated that Ohio has filled her quota, and is, therefore, out of the draft, in company with Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana, Michigan and lowa. It is reported, on authority of the captain of the United States gunboat De Soto, that a rebel privateer, a bark rigged steamer, is cruising to the westward of Havana. A dispatch from Portress Monroe states that a Federal force had proceeded to King and Queen Court House, Va., near which tiny defeated and dispersed twelve hundred Confederates, soldiers und citizens, killing a number of them, taking twenty prisoners, and destroying a large amount of grain and burning several storehouses. The particulars of the late advance of the 2d colored cavalry on Suffolk, Va., show that there was quite a severe fight previous to the occupation of tile place by the Federals. The Confederates are said to have had sixty-five killed, and the Feder ate twenty killed, wounded and missing, Lt. Van Lew, of the 2d colored cavalry, wasamoug the killed. The Confederates retreated across the Blackwater. An army officer who has arrived at Louisville from Knoxville, which place tie left on the Gth, [ states that Gun. Longstreet hud sent his wagon train to Richmond, and was marching his entire force, and that the general impression in Knox ville was that Longstreet had been ordered to North Carolina. President Lincoln on Tuesday issued an order for another draft fur two hundred thousand men (in addition to five hundred thousand previous called for) to supply the force required for the navy and to provide an adequate reserve three fur all contingencies. Each ward of a city, town, election district, Ac., will have up to the 16th of April to fill their respective quotas by volunteers. The draft, is to commence as soon after the 15th of April as practicable in such places ns fail to j fill the quota* assigned to them. The bounties | now paid are to cease on the Ist of April. Af ter that day SIOO bounty only will be paid. The Federal gunboat expedition up the Wachi ta river, Louisiana, encountered some opposiion j A place called Trinity was found to he strongly 1 fortified, and a heavy fire was opened upon the flagship Uinmao, compelling her to retire in a damaged condition, with the loss of two men killed and eight wounded. The flag was then transferred to the gunboat Ouchita, whose pow erfnl guns silenced ihe Confederate batteries, consisting of three tblrty-two-iiounders. She was but slightly- damaged. Further up the river j . the Confederates were driven from Harrisonburg and the placo hurncd. The President, by an official order, makes the following military assignments ;—First, Lieut. Gen. Grant is assigned to the command of the ar- , d- S r ■' mice of the United States; second, Major Gen. I Hallcrk is relieved from duty as General in Chief and assigned to special duty at Washington as Chief of the Staff of the Army ; third, llajor General Sherman is assigned to the command ef the Military Division of the Mississippi, lately commanded by General Grant, and comprising the Departments of the Ohio, Cumberland, Ten nessee and Arkansas; fourth, Major General McPherson is assigned to the command of the Department of Tennessee, recently commanded by General Sherman; fifth, Lieut. General Grant will' his' Hekdqaarft'rs infthe*fieWivfth' the respective armies operating under his jietson ai supervision. A flag-of-truce steamer from city Point ar rived at Fortress Monroe on Tuesday, with Gen. ’ Neal Dow, Capta. Flynn and lawyer, and other released Union prisoners. The Richmond pa pers report the bombardment of Charleston os still in progress. - -n-r Death ok Ohio Scott, Esq. — lu another col : Iran wc record the dentli of Otho Scott, Esq., which took place in Baltimore, on the 9th inst. Altogether he was a remarkable man, and has for many years been connected with the history of our State. A lawyer of few equate, the bench I and bar have sustained great loss in bis death ; but when we Consider his charity and benevo | Icncc, Hie lass to the bench and bar, great ns it i is, is small in comparison with the loss sustained by the recipients of his favors. Returned. —Two negro men, one belonging 1 to John S. Dallam and the other to Henry Nel son, ran away some two months since, and after trying for a time the practical workings of the Emancipation Proclamation, came to the conclu sion that the kitchens of Mr. Dallam and Mr. Nelson were about the best and most comfortable quarters which they could find, and the other day returned voluntarily to their allegiance. Union Convention. —The Union Convention met in tins‘town on Tuesday, the 15th instant, and nominated the following gentlemen as can didates to the Constitutional Convention ; Geo. K. McComas, Thomas Russell, John A. Hopper and William Galloway. About the harmonious ness of the Convention, we know but little. Pan. Doo.—The Mon. R. B. McCoy, of the House of Delegates, will please accept our thanks for a copy of the report of the Comptroller of the Treasury. — RKueiocSiNoTiou.—Divine service will be held in the Rock Spring Church, on Sunday morning next, at tjie usual hour. The Rev. Henry W. Woods, of Baltimore, will officiate. From the N. Y. Church Journal. Fearful Sufferings of the Freed Negroes. The sufferings of these poor creatures nro so terrible, and to so groat a degree beyond the power of individual action to remedy, that one can hardly read the ac counts given even in the papers that most strongly support tho present administra tion, without shuddering at the responsi bility of the whole nation for so disgrace ful a state of things. The Rev. Mr. Fiske, army chaplain, gays: “Out of an average number of four thousand blacks under his charge at Mem phis, during the months of February, March and April, of the year 18G3, there I died during that time twelve hundred.— ! Three-fourths of them had no change ol j I raiment, probably one-fourth of the women | had but one garment between them and utter nakedness. Many children were j kept night and day rolled in the poor | blanket of a family—its sole apparel.— j They had multitudes of these—no beds. There were no floors in their leaky tents, and no chance for fires The wonder is, not that so many died, but that so many lived. “The suffering of this people is our national dishonor. If they were not res cued, history would write something thus; ‘The American people enticed within their Hues tens of thousands of slaves, allurin', them thither with promise nf liberty, tool from them all the able-bodied men to re - inforce their armies, huddled the rest to gether in great camps, and left them t perish of nakedness by the hundred.’— flow will that page of history read A correspondent of the N. Y. Evening Post gives the following account of th freed negroes on the plantations contisoa ted by the Federal Government, where tli negroes have been taken and set to wor under their new masters—the Norther* lessees, lie writes: “I wish to make some statements in re gard to the workings of that plan duriu, the past season, having been in a positio. to observe its management and its results. Having visited nearly all the leased plan tations in the district of Northeastern Lou isianu, where the plan has been tried, j know whereof I affirm, and I set down tli management of these plantations and it the freedom of them, as an nnmitigatei piece of villainy, in which tho oapitaiis reaps all the profits at the expense of th negro whom he hires j and I have no her I ilancy in saying that the negro of this du triet has suffered more privations, and ha been far more in a state of servitude, i that were possible, during the post si> months, than when under the rule of hi Southern master. And for this there i no occasion, save the cupidity of the l*s see. Nor can the Commissioners appoint cd by the Government bo exonerated from great blame when such abuses arc prat tioed. “But the barest necessities for keejtin} body and soul together have been furnish ed them. The scant ration of meal and i meat has been doled out to them as i every ounce were gold ; the sick have suf fered and died for want of medicines and nourishing food, and what little clothing has been furui-hed has generally been at exorbitant prices. But one leased plan j tation has a school upon it, and that is (might by an inhnu negro. The care which these people have received is am ply shown by one look at the burial grounds of tho plantations, in any one of which can bo found from twenty to two, , hundred graves of the victims of this in human system. Tho terms of the con tract itself are all in favor of the lessee ; but even these Lave not been complied with, and the intention of the lessee seems to be to absorb all the negro’s wages in clothing and rations furnished him at ad vanced prices. At tho end of tho year ha .will And himself with bitter recollections of the past, and gloomy forebodings of ! the future. "The worst feature of the whole affair is that the Oommisskmers, who have the authority, have taken no measures to al leviate those evils, or biing the perpetra tors to account. They themselves are , among the heaviest lessees in the district —are interested parties in the system ; 1 and, as a matter of course, cannot be made to see its evils, while one at least is a man whose loyalty many call in nues- Was it the meaning of the President, when he proclaimed freedom to the en slaved, that they should be placed under ' such masters, and barely allowed the ne cessaries of life, to say nothing of the rights of freemen T To the negro in this I district the emancipation proclamation is t a mockery and a fa'ce. Was the end in i tended by the Government, in leasing these plantations, the tilling of the pock ets of unscrupulous speculators, who are not only willing to oppress -the colored race, hut are ready to sell their country for gold ?” The Episcopal Rotor tier adds : A committee of the New England Freedmen’s Association informs us that one-ha If of the emancipated slaves on the Southern Mississippi have died since their emancipation. Arc we, it may be well i asked, to abolish slavery by destroying the slave ? The difficulty lies in this: the I negro is, by long training of race, as well as of individuals, a,dependent by nature. Meek, uncomplaining, gentle, affectionate, trusting, he clings for help on that sym pathy he feels for others, and which he hopes to receive from them. * * * * He requires not only toleration but tute lage. How is this to be given ? It is said, by military government, or in a smaller sense, by military proprietors, like feudal chiefs, to whom the negro is to be leased out for a term of years. Such a plan is greatly to be feared. Similar pro ceedings were once known in New Eng land in reference to the insane, and in Pennsylvania in regard to emigrants ; and of all kinds of bondage this was the hard est. Too often the bargain was used un scrupulously, and the term of the lease was the term of the life of the person thus leased. The servant was regarded as a farm taken for a term of years—nothing done, if we can say go, to confirm the free hold—everything to use up the staple for immediate profit. Such a course may be now, however, temporarily necessary, hut steps should at once be taken to graft on it measures of a wise and humane type. Mr. James E. Yeatmau, President of the Western Sanitary Commission, has visited the oamps in which the freodmen are gathered, from Cairo to Natchez, and we select and abridge from the New York Tribune ; “Within the city of Memphis, not di rectly connected with any of the camps, or with the colored regiments, there are some three thousand men and women, mostly freedmen, who are employed in various ways and at various rates of com pensation. Those employed by the Gov ernment receive but $lO per month, while many could readily earn s‘lo tq SSO per month. Those thus employed are out side of the military organization. “To give an instance : One quartermas ter told me that he had in his employment a harness-maker, to whom he could only pay $lO per mouth, while they were pay ing white men doing the same work $45 per month; and that the colored man could readily procure the same were he allowed to seek a market for his labor in the same town. I saw a number of colored men pressed into the service (not military) to labor at the rate of $lO per month, one of whom petitioned to bo re leased, as he had a geod situation at S3O per month. The firemen on the steamboat on which I was a passenger from St. Louis to Memphis, were all colored, and were j receiving $45 per month. These men | were afraid to go ashore at Memphis, fur fear of being picked up and forced into Government employment at less than one fourth of their existing wages. Besides the fact that men are thus pressed into service, thousands have been employed for weeks and months, who have never re | ceived anything but promises to pay. “This negligence and failure to comply with obligations have greatly disheartened the poor slave, who comes forth at the call of the President, and supposes himself a free man, and that by leaving his Rebel master he is inflicting a blow on the ene my, oeasing to labor and to provide food for him and for the armies of the rebel lion. Thus he was promised freedom, but how is it with him ? He is seized in the street, and ordered to go and help unload a steam boat, for which he will be paid, or sent to work in the trenches, or to la bor for some Quartermaster, or to chop wood for the Government. He labors for months, and at last is only paid with pro mises, unless perchance it may with kicks, cuffs and curses. Under such treatment be feels that he has exchanged one master for many masters ; these con tinued abuses sadden and oppress him, and he sighs to return to his former home and master He, at least, fed, clothed, and sheltered him. Something should be done, and I doubt not will bo done, to correct these terrible abuses, when the proper authorities arc made to comprehend ■' them.” Puofits of Steamboatino—When Cornelius Vanderbilt was a young man, his mother gave him SSO of her savings t buy a small sail boat, and he engaged in the business of transporting market-gar dening from Staten Island to New York When the wind was unfavorable, be would work his way over the shoals by pushing the boat along by poles, putting bis own shoulder to the pole, and was very sure to , get his freight into market ,in season.— This energy gave him always a command of full freights, and he accumulated mon ey. After a while he began to build and run steam boats, and he is now reputed to be worth more than nineteen millions of dollars, after making the government a ( present, as a free gift, of a steamship that cost SBOO,OOO! — Scientific Amcrv j can. From the \ev> York Herald. The Question at Issue in the Next Pied* dential Election. Never, in any of our Presidential elec tions, Lave the people been called to de termine upon an issue so clear and dis ' linct us that which they must determine ' this year. Events have decided or pul ’ i out of the way all merely political poiuts. ! | Even the nigger is done with, and would 1 have been as certainly done with without the President’s proclamation. Our poli tical questions were questions of opinion, 1 and war always settles such questions quickly. Great struggles brush away the minor divisions that are between a people, and put to their places grand and often 1 unmanageable facts. So positively are po -1 lilical questions dead, that there are even 1 no parties; for the democratic party was annihilated in the last election, and the > republican party in the one before. But , in place of these little party questions we :' have now only a great national question, and that is upon the war and the neces sity that we should end it. Though a great deal has been said about a divided North, nations Lave sel dom shown greater unanimity than the ' Northern people have shown in this war. 1 Men have offered themselves with a devo ’ tion paralleled only in the annals of the : French Revolution, and money has been ’ given with a readiness and to an extent I never before seen ; and all that the pco ' pie have required in return has been that , the administration would put down the ’ [ rebellion—put an honorable end to the ' war, and give the country pouoe. But '! the administration cannot do it. Sur -1 rounded on all Lauds by contractors, with the very reins of government in the hands of men eager only for personal aggrandize ' meat, the of Honest Abe 1 is a miracle of corruption. Through the 1 Treasury, the Navy, the War and the 1 Revenue departments, the wealth of the 1 country is poured into the pockets of shar pers, and the army of fellows who are thus fed by the war have determined that | it shall not end if they can help it. In this way whatever good intention there may bo the part of the Executive is embarrassed by corruption ; and when 1 corruption has not been the difficulty 1 imbecility has. Through one or the other 1 of these influences the plans by which the ’ war would have been ended ere this have been set aside, and the administration has given us, in their place, its advances 1 on Richmond byway of Bull Run, Fred ' ericksburg and Cbaucellorsville. Half of 1 the money so far spent in the war has been squandered in this way ; one bun -1 dred thousand citizens of the United 1 States have been murdered in this way; [ and in this way the war has been dragged into its third year, and will be kept up until the debt will equal half the value of all the property in the country. At -1 tempts enough have been made to show 1 beyond all question that Mr, Lincoln can -1 not end the war, and what the country 1 wants is a man who can. Such is the is sue of the next Presidency. And upon this simple and distinct issue there, is to be this year one of the grandest revolu -1 tions that the world ever saw. Appa- I rently the people are now somewhat in ' different upon these points; but it will be found that this apparent apathy is only the usual ominous quiet that precedes a ' great upheaval. It is always so. Only tho week before the tremendous excite ment in which the country rushed to arms 1 when Sumter was fired upon, the corres pondents of tho London papers wrote that 1 the Northern people had no interest in the ‘ questions at stake. So it will be in the present case, and the apparent iudiffer * ence with which the people now comtem plate the political manoeuvres of the par ‘ j ty in power will lighten into a revolution that will sweep away the last vestige of ', that party. 5 i There is, therefore, but one question i 1 for the people to decide in this matter, I and that is, who is the man that will end ' the war? General Grant and General * McClellan are the only men of any prom ' ise in that way. Unfortunately, the ’ radicals have caballed and intrigued so ’ j successfully against General McClellan ' j that they have arrayed against him the ' minds of a great many good men in the i country; and bis comparative want of 1 ; success—though also the result of the * machinations of tho radicals—will weak ‘ en him in the popular view. And thus J the field is left to General Grant, who is * I preeminently the man for the occasion.— ‘ | Never before had a people an opportu ' nity to place, by their own will, so grand j ■ a conqueror at the national helm. Cor- I I tainly it would be the last evidence that } j we were a besotted and blinded people if, * with a man like General Grant within our > reach, we should coldly pass him by to " re-eleot the imbecile joker who had drag- J ged the country into the slough of slaugh-1 r ter and corruption that it has been in for ‘ the past two years. i ’ Maryland Constitutional Con *; vention. —The Democratic and Conser vative Convention of Anno Arundel coun , ty, which assembled in Annapolis on 1 Saturday, nominated the following oan i didates for the constitutional convention ; 3|E Q. Kilbourn, Oliver Miller, Eli G. i Henkle and Sprigs Harwood. The oou -3 servative Union ticket in Queen Anne’s 1 county consists of Lemuel Roberts, Da vid H. Crane and Thomas H. Kemp.— The radical Union men in Worcester 1 county have nominated Win. T. Purnell, > Thomas B. Smith, Wm. 11. W. Furrow ! and Francis Murray. The democratic * ticket in Cecil is composed of David Scott ‘ of daffies, Joseph Gohbart, James M Evans and John Wroth. The conserve. 1 live Unoin men of Kent country have ' nominated George B. Westoott, Caleb W. 1 Spry and Edward Wilkins.— -Sun. , F J —— J@“Tho Administration has, illegally I arrested thousands of Democrats, plunged * them into bastiles, but we are not aware 1 that they have proved a single charge 1 against one of them. It is, however, i proved that the friends of Lincoln have i not only been robbing tho Treasury all the i time, but have also engaged blockade run •' nors and doing all manner of things con- 1 1 truband of war. Front the Detroit Tribune. Horaonism in Canada. For several months past a mat named John Shippy, professing to be a disciple of Mormonlam, has been holding meetings in various parts of the Western portion of Canada for the ostensible purpose of “con verting" people to that faith. He has visited nearly every hamlet and town, in cluding in bis circuit the settlements of of old country people, among whom he has created considerable furore , until, it is stated, he has enrolled hundreds who have accepted that as the true faith. Being a pood speaker, it is not to be wondered that he hap played upon the credulity of the more ignorant portion of the community The matter became so serious as to call forth strenous exertions from various ministers of the Gospel. Shippy’s char acter was assailed by ministers and con gregations, In the pulpit atid out of it, to such an extent that the intelligence was communicated to him. Not relishing this style of procedure, Shippy singled out one Elder Duncan, a Baptist minister, as the moat obdurate adversary, to whom he forthwith issued a challenge to meet him at any given time and place, and dis cuss the principles of religions faith in public. This challenge Was published sev eral weeks since in the Chatham P/xmet, and after being urged by many friends, Elder Duncan accepted the same, and chose the Town Hull, Chatham, as the . place where the debate should take place, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday last us the time. The discussion drevf out an immense crowd, and when the speaking began on Thursday the halbwas filled to excess, and ninny were compelled to remain on the outside. “Saint” Shippy opened the con troversy, and his remarks were attentively listened to all day. Friday, Elder Duncan followed, and those who’wore present in form us that he handled the “Saint’’ with out gloves, and gave him and his faith the hardest kind of knocks. Toward tho close of Saturday’s speaking the excite ment increased, anil when the debate was being announced as closed, the crowd arose and a rush was made for the “saint.” A large police force present, however, for the time being kept him from harm ; but at a given signal, stones, clubs and other missiles were promiscuously thrown at the “saint.” As the hall contained many ladies, the fear of injuring some of them put a stop to these proceedings. The officers took charge of fehippy and endeavoured to con vey him to the door, but they had no soon er reached the centre of the hall ere they* were assailed and their charge forcibly taken possession of. Threats of vengeance were freely used. In his efforts to get down the stairway he received many kicks and bruises, but finally reached the street, where he was hurried off by tho police, and placed out of danger. Thus ended the Mormon controversy, which had crea ted so much stir in Chatham. The reason assigned for the rough usage of Shippy was that ho had been but recent ly discharged from tho Canadian Peniten tiary, of which he had been an inmate for two years, and that his conduct bad been outrageously indecent during his stay in Blenheim, near Chatham. From the Boston Daily Advertiser. Confidence of the Confederates Abroad. We print below some extracts from let ters lately received from an intelligent correspondent in London, by a gentleman in this city. The circumstances to which the writer refers deserve attention, wheth er full credit is given to all that is stated or not. It is unwise for us to neglect any indication which at this critical mo ment may have any bearing upon the fu ture course of events. If we now make any mistakes, let us be sure they are on the safe side. Forewarned, let us be fore armed. The extracts are as follows : “January 5, 1864 —Southern men, of various grades, are here in London, and Paris also, as thick as blackberries in au tumn, and appear to have money plenty enough. “They have some hiJden hope of great events to come soon in their favor, but are too close to let it be known, whatever it may be. But of this rest satisfied, they have no more intention of closing the war now than two years back. They say against spring, when they come to meet you in Georgia, away from your gunboats and your base, they will mow you down like grass,” &u., &o. , .“ January 20. —The feeling here and in Paris, amongst the Rebel refugees, is more exultant daily. They look forward with great certainty to some coming events that arc to turn the course of affairs iu their favor immediately. Believe as much of this as you will; but they certainly have some hope beyond the common as to the coming spring campaign. This is evident enough, and there appears in the community a stronger feeling than usual, for which I am unable to account, that the South cannot be subjugated to the end of time. I follow your views and look for victory and the end of the war in one year. “ January 30.—1 don't know how it is, but the Rebel party here have money at command, and arc so joyous and exultant that it quite staggers most people to know the why or the wherefore ; but that they look forward to some wonderful change in their fortunes is very evident, be it what it may.” The Fruits of Aholitionism.— The teachings of the Abolitionists are beginning to produce their inevitable fruits. A week or two .ago, the wife of an honest soldier of the 96th Pennsylvania Volunteers, residing in East Whiteland ip., Chester countVi eloped with a negro, car rying off with her two or three hundred dollars of her husband’s money, which he hud sent home to her, time to time, for the support of his family. The little children of this degraded mother were ta ken to her father’s.— Venango Spectator. government, it is stated, will not retreat from the position taken in refer ence to the enrollment of slaves in Ken- I lucky. The Late Otho Scott, EqProceeding* of Um Court of Appeal*. During the sesioS*of the Court of Ap peals oh Saturday, Win. Schley, Esq., arose and announced, in the following words, the death of Otho Scott, Esq.: “May it please the Court: Intelligence has been received of the decease of our a brother, Otho Scott, of Harford county. I He died yesterday in Baltimore city, whither he had been recently removed tor the benefit of more covenient' medical attendance. “As the deceased was a highly distin guished member of the Maryland Bar, and i for many years an active practitioner in this Court, it is becoming and a just tri-' bute to his memory, that respectful notice should here be taken of the loss which the profession has sustained in his de cease. “It is not my purpose to present to this Court th# claims of the deceased to public respect for his public services; that duty haa been appropriately as sumed by the House of Delegates, now in session. Nor will I trust myself to speak at large of the deceased as a pri vate citizen. 1 knew him well and inti mately for many years, and our inter course led, on my part, to a very exalted estimate of him as a man. Those who were around him, and about him, his every day associates, and all the citizens of Har ford county, with united voice, would hear’ testimony to substantiate acts of kindness, unostentatious charities and friend ly offices, on the part of the which could only proceed from a g<>™B| man and a good heart. “As a deserved tribute to his al worth, I respectfully move that the Court do now adjourn.” Chief Justice Bowie responded as fol lows : “The Court has heard with deep regie! the announcement just made of the death! of Otho Scott, Esq., late a member of this! Bar, ' 4 “Mr. Scott's great eminence as a law yer; his profound, varied and extensive learning; his long life of usefulness and distinction in public affairs, combined with , His many excellent qualities as a citizen and a man, ajl endeared him to the profes sion and the community, and will rtyjf j bis low deeply and generally felt I out the State. '”-*-4 “In respect to his memory, the Court will now adjourn.” DIED, In Baltimore, on Wednesday, the Olh inst., OTHO SCOTT, in his 67th year. On Wednesday, the 9th day of March, at Chos tertown, Kent county, Md., in the 2Htli year'of her age, HARRIET 0., wife of Charles Estes, and daughter of, the late Janies W. and Sarah Amoss, of Baltimore county, in the full hojie and assurance of a blessed immortality. For her to live was Christ, to die was gain. At Churchville, on Wednesday, the ICth in stant, Mrs. ANNA E. HANSON, wife of Foard B. Hanson. EXECUTORS’ NOTICE. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub- J scriliers have obtained from the Register of ' Wills of Harford county, Md., Letters Testamen tary on the personal estate of OTHO SCOTT, I late of Harford County, dec’d. All persons hav ing claims against said deceased are hereby noti ! fed to exhibit the same, with the legal vouchers thereof, on or before the 16M day of March, 1865, or they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. All persons indebted to said estate are request ed to make immediate payment. Given under our hands aud seals this 16th day of March, 1864. HENRY D. FARNANDIS, DANIEL SCOTT, mh!B Executors. SCHOOL noiiceT~ THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF 1 SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS for , Harford county, will meet at their office in Bel Air, on THURSDAY, the 31st of March, to SETTLE THE ACCOUNTS OF TEACHERS from the Ist, 2d and 3d Districts, and on FRIDAY, the Ist of April, to Settle the Accounts of Teachers 1 from the 4th, sth and 6th Districts, for the Quarter ending 31st March, 1864, and such other business us may come be fore tbe Board in regard to the ensuing Quarter. By order of the Board, * JOHN T. SPICER, 1 mhll Secretary. SAPPINGTON’S ! SYRUP OF rtUXSBBD. i “This is the season for coughs and colds, and I nil families, particularly those residing at some distance from villages and stores,' should have 1 some good reliable cough remedy at hand in case i of attack. We know of no better medicine of ■ the kind than Sappington’s Flaxseed Syrup, , having used it in our family for some lime, and always (bund it efficacious. —Baltimore Count 1 Advocate. i and sold by Dr. RICHARD SAPPINGTON, No 132 North Gay street, Bal ! timore. A, H. GREENFIELD, Agent, coiner of Main street and Port Deposit Avenue, Bel Air. ! jan29-y 1— Farm for Rent. THE subscriber will Rent the Farm on i * which she now resides, situated in ' Harford county, on the main road leading ■ from McCall’s Ferry to Baltimore,and ad ’ joining the lands of Joseph £. Bateman, Merry man Slreett and others, i MARY A. STREETT, i Clermont Mills P. 0., Harford Co., Md. mb 1 l-3t FOR SALE.—A iwo-hote FAMILY CARRIAGE; will be sold on mode , rale terms. Apply at the-residence of r JOSEPH E. MA.YNADIER, Near Fallston, Harford Co., Md. febl9-lm . '■ [ COAL i Baltimore company coal on hand and for sale at Lapldum, Md., By E. PUGH, Jr.. 030 Agent for James A. Davis. HAY WANTED. T)RIME BAILED TIMOTHY HAY wanted at' , Jf LAPIDUM, Harford county, Maryland, for which the HIGHEST CASH PRICK will bo paid. E. PUGH, Jit, Agent, sept. 6. lor Jus. A. Davis.