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FREDERICK W. BAKER Editor. B B L A 1 R, M I). FRIDAY. NOV. IC, 1877. 4®*Tlie “.Enis” bus u more extended circulation among the intelligent farmer* ami business men ol Harford Ilian any other paper in the county. No "Lock Hospital" or other ohaceno or "Lottery” adver tisement* will appear in our column* at any price. A large Dumber of our subscriber* pav for their paper in advance, and consequently are just the class advertisers desire to reach. The attention of reapoctable and legitimate adverti sers is directed to Hie above facts. To CorreapoikdeiKa. All communications for publication must be accom panied with the real name of Hie author, or no atten tion will bo paid to them. The real name of the au thor will not be published unless desired, but we can not consent to insert communications unless we know the writer. I>lr. E. K. AVI 11 Inina, of Hie lialti- WJjQg?**wi arean , is authorized to transact business for The jEyis anil Intelligencer, in Hulto. Judge Black on (he Electoral Commission. The sensation of being flayed alive must he n curious one; and it is something which Hon. E. W. Stougiilon, of New York, lias recently experienced, metaphorically at least, at lire hands of Judge Jeremiah S. Black. It will lie recollected that Stoughton was one of the committee appointed liy President Grant to visit New Orleans and witness the.count of the electoral vote by the returning board. He was one of the most unblushing advocates of that report and of the Electoral Commission, and in view of his services in behalf of Hayes, im portuned the latter for a place, until he has at last been appointed minister to Russia. It will also be recollected that Judge Black, in an article in Hie North American Review, laid bare the iniquity of the Louisiana Re turning Board, and showed Hie illegal and unjust conclusions of the Electoral Commis sion. To this article Stoughton ventured to reply, and to this reply Judge Black lias written a rejoinder, which is printed in ful in the Baltimore Gaulle of the 30th inst. Judge Black’s sarcasm is withering and unsparing, while he utterly demolishes every argument used by Stoughton, and exposes him as a mendacious ignoramus, whose on ly regret must be that he ever crossed Judge Black’s path. Judge Black says In the outset that his reason for writing the letter is that Stough ton’s self-assurance will delude him into the the belief that his argument is irresistible. Judge Black states the position of the De mocracy as to Hayes and the Electoral Com mission fraud, as follows: “You think, ns your political friends in general think, that after the decision of the Electoral Commission against us, we ought to submit in silence and not vex the victor ious party with an appeal to the tribunal of public opinion. We hare submitted. The proper representatives of both parlies agreed to leave the dispute to a body which they con stituted for the purpose of settling it. We could not refuse to abide by the award with out being guilty of bad faith. We do not now assert the injustice of it with any view to reverse or modify it. You need not fear the stability of that award, however iniquit ous you may know it to be. You can enjoy its fruits in perfect security, and we, the people, will on our part ‘perform the vows which we have vowed before the Lord,’ however much it may he ‘to our own hurt.’— But to acquiesce without a protest—to con fess tacitly that the wrong is right, and the evil a good—that is out of the question.” There was a great fraud committed. Either the friends of Tilden tried to cheat Hayes out of his election, or the friends of Hayes did cheat Tilden out of his election. Either the Louisana Returning Board deserved to be hanged, or the Democrats in that State are “a combination of most redemptionlcss rogues.” But the members of that Returning Board have been given office. The gentlemen sent South to back them up are all in place. The advocates who defended them before the Electoral Commission have been signally re warded. Mr. Matthews has become Senator. Mr. Sherman and Mr, Evarts have come into the Cabinet. Mr. Stoughton himself has an ambassadorship conferred upon him. This is not a simple winking at fraud. It is a glorification ol it. It is making crime profit able. It is offering a premium for the repeti tion of it. Judge Black details the proof that the vote of Louisiana was actually cast for Tiklen, but the returning board “in the exercise of a wise discretion,” as Mr. Stoughton says, threw out enough votes to give the Stale to Hayes. He then declares that the action of this board, combined with others in and out of the Stale, who incited them to it and helped to clothe the cheat in what they said were “forms of law,” was a "conspiracy” to rob the people of their liberty. It is far worse than a con spiracy to steal any amount of public money. Running crooked whisky for a life-lime would be an act of white-robed innocence in comparison. "The Electoral Commission,” he says, “was constituted with authority clearly defined to determine a certain controverted matter of fact, to wit: 'Whelhcr Kellogg and his seven associates had been duly appointed electors try the people of Louisiana or not. To main tain the affirmative side of Hint issue, the certificate of the returning board was alone relied upon. The eight commissioners, against the solemn protest of their seven brethren, accepted Hint certificate and held it to be good, nay conclusive, proof of the fact averred, although it was, and they knew it to be, not only tainted, Iml saturated through and through with the most atrocious fraud, and therefore as corrupt in morals and as void in law ns the uakedcst forgery Hint ever was made. Thus it came to pass Hint this great cause involving the title to Hie highest office in Hie republic was determined fa'sely upon ev idence which no justice of Hie pence would receive in a suit for the price of two sheep.— In one of the regular courts of Hie country upon a trial for land or money, the mere offer of such evidence by counsel knowing its real character, would be extremely dangerous.— It would not only bo rejected, but the guilty counselor would be punished, not in the same way, for there is a technical difference, but on Hie same principle that courts punish the utterance of counterfeit money. To pollute the administration of justice by passing false and fraudulent documents upon a court is indeed very much worse than “shoving the queer" upon a shopkeeper." Mr. Stoughton having gone out ofhis way to utilise President Buchanan and ids ad ministration, Judge Black defends Hie admin istration of which he was a part, and opens upon Stoughton such a volley of sarcasm as to make its recipient probably wish he had never been born. Judge Black not only demolishes Stough ton’s arguments, but holds Hie man himself up to the scornful gaze of the whole world, by analyzing his motives and pointing out the price he received for his labors as the apologist of fraud. The article will go a great ways towards making such a crime as that perpetrate:! upon Hie American people last winter impossible in the future. - ■ 1 —Hon. A. 8. Hewitt, member of Congress from New York, lias a plan for Hie establish ment of an American kitchen at Hie Paris Exposition next year, with a view of intro ducing our methods of cooking Indian corn. If the poorer classes in Europe can be taught to eat it, Hie gain to them, in a new and cheap article of food, would be great, while we should send thither a larger fraction of the 1,350,000,000 bushels than the barely 00,000,- 000 bushels we now supply to Europe. Tramps mid Vagrants. Mr. Goldsborough S. Griffith, President of the Maryland Prisoners’ Aid Association, in a recent report discussed the question of trumps and vagrancy, evils which at tins lime so seriously imperil the peace and wel fare of the people of our State. He also sug gested that a Slate convention he held in Bal timore, to take into consideration the whole subject of reform in our soc ial system, ns far as it relates to the suppression of tramps and | vagrants. Tills convention is to he composed | of officers of jails, reformatory institutions, , county officials, and others having a thco- I relical or practical knowledge of the matter. Accordingly a committee, of which Mr. G. 8. Griffith is chairman, was appointed to make arrangements for the proposed convention, and solicit the co operation of the people of the various counties in behalf of the contem plated measure The convention will he held in Baltimore on or about the 13th of December next, and the specific object be fore it will he to devise some measures for relief of the tramp nuisance, to he submitted to the next Legislature. The project is one that will meet with the cordial approval and encouragement of our citizens; ami in order that Harford county may be properly repre sented in the convention, we suggest that each farmer’s elub and grange in the county send one or more representatives to the con vention. The tramp question has grown to be one of great importance to the communi ty, and legislation is necessary to enable so ciety to protect itself from the incursions of professional tramps, while providing for the relief of the worthy poor. Mr. Griffith in discussing the tramp ques tion said: “Putting tramps to work is the only rem edy for their roaming over the country, sub sisting by begging and stealing. The army of wanderers, is a dangerous one in our State, and their depredations cull for some uniform and decided measure. The system of making tramps work for their board and lodging is found to work well in Pennsylvania, and the same lias been the re sult in many othei Stales. Tramps have be come so bold in the counties of Maryland that they ere formed into regular societies, and it is soon communicated where they are best treated, and of course there they flock. During my recent lour of inspection I found that the almshouse in Cecil county had re ceived 4,000 tramps during the past year and furnished about 8,000 meals. “The Almshouse in Carroll county had lodged about 3,000, and supplied 5,000 meals. In Harford county 3,000 were fed and lodged, and about 13,000 received the same accom modation in Moutcvuc Hospital, Frederick. In other counties on the Western Shore the proportion was much the same. Thus a dan gerous army of idle tramps have been sup ported by the taxpayers, ready at all limes to enlist in any riot or lawless outbreak. “The Slate House of Correction, when opened, will relieve the State in a great meas ure of this nuisance. It is designed to take up vagrants, hummers, habitual drunkards and others guilty of petty offences.” Acquittal of Judges Grason and Yellott. —The trial of Judges Grason and Ycllott, charged with malfeasance in office, in cutting short an invest igation of the grand jury, by adjourning the comt, terminated in their acquittal by the Circuit Court of Anno Arundel county, at Annapolis. The accused Judges waived nil technicalities, and insisted upon a speedy trial upon the facts of the case. Tlie evidence offered failed to show any corrupt motive on the part of the Judges in adjourning the court, and the verdict of acquittal distinctly asserts that they had the right to adjourn the court. This decision is suslai ned by numerous decisions of the Court of Appeals in other cases. The accused are therefore honorably acquitted. Every good citizen must feel gratified at this result.— Their conviction would have cast a slain up on the judiciary of our Stale, and weakened the confidence of the people in the purity of our judges. Judge Yellolt is yet to bo tried upon an other indictment, but it is safe to say that he will be acquitted. The Woodberry News, in noticing the acquittal of Judges Qinson and Yellolt, says: “It seems hard that the innocent taxpayers of our county should be compelled to pay the costs of this very expensive trial when there never was the least foundation for insti tuting the same. The whole thing in our humble opinion was conceived in malice and born in prejudice and only gotten up to gratify the spite of a few individuals, who should be made to pay the penally of their rash ac I." How the Indians aiie Tueated.—Peo ple will cease to wonder—if they have ever done so—at the hostility of Hie Indians to wards Hie whites, when they read an account of the manner in which the Ponca Indians have been treated by the Indian Bureau.— These Indians occupied a reservation on the Missouri river. They were half-civilized ; lived in houses; fenced and cultivated their fields; had cattle and schools, and were pros perous, contented and peaceful. It was their boast that no Ponca Indian ever shed a white man’s blood. Some one saw and cov eted their rich farms, and accordingly Hie In dian Bureau ordered the removal of the tribe to a tract of land in the Indian Territory.— Tlie Poncas naturally objected and a delega tion of their chiefs visited Washington and protested to the President against their re moval, They made their complaints, which were unavailing, and they will be compelled to leave their homes and make new ones in Hie wilderness. It is true, the President promised them a supply of agricultural im plemcnls, cattle and houses equal to those they leave ; but this offer failed to satisfy the Indians. Treated in tins manner, is it to be wonder ed at that the Indian resents the injustice by flying to arms against his oppressors. Tli ■ Poucas will not be likely to pursue this course, but it is easy to see how such con duct on our part must retard Hie civiliz ilion of the Indian tribes. The Day op Retiubution.—No wonder the plundering gang which ruled and robbed South Carolina so long were loth to give up their prey; for the restoration of self-govern ment to Hint Slate was the dawn of the day of retribution for themselves. Cnrdozo, the ring State Treasurer, lias been tried and con victed of conspiring to rob the State, in 1875, by means of forged claims. He is likely to give up the comforts of home and society for a life of seclusion in the penitentiary. The Hon. Robert Smalls, colored, mem ber of Congress from South Carolina, has also come to grief. He has just been convict ed at Columbia, by a jury composed of six white and six colored men, of a charge against him that he accepted a bribe of $5,000 while a State Senator from Josephus Wood ruff, Clerk of the Senate, and a member of the Ue.puUiain Publishing Company, for Ids vote in favor of nn appropriation of $335,000 for public printing supposed to have been done by that concern. L. Cass Carpenter, another notorious swindler of the Slate, has also been convicted. .Justice is slowly but surely overinking all the men who robbed the Southern people and who did so much, in and out of Congress, to keep up sectional strife and animosity, and thus retard the progress of the whoh country. Maryland Medical Journal.— The No vember number of this magazine is tilled with articles of interest to the general reader ns well as to the profession. Among them isone by Dr. Richard McSherry, of Haiti more, on the Relations of General Practice and Specialties in Medicine. The Doctor’s article goes far to overcome the prejudice against specialties which have heretofore been considered nearly related to quackery. He uses strong and unanswerable arguments in the opening lines of Ids article, in which he says ; “The diffusion of medical knowledge and the extension of its cognate sciences, have opened a field in Hie past few years far too great to he cultivated by any one man, no matter what his abilities; and while giving all due importance to the fund of experience at command of tire specialist, yi t so imituaily dependent are the different organs on each other, and on Hie harmonious action of the whole, that general practitioners or special ists cannot possess 100 much knowledge of the whole human system.” His article will he read with pleasure and profit by the med ical profession. The Journal is published by Drs. Ashby & Manning. Death of Col. Mills. —We are pained to hear of the death of Col. Samuel Sands Mills, sheriff of Baltimore and member elect to the Legislature, which occurred on Tues day. Col. Mills was a practical printer, hav ing for a long time carried on an extensive job printing establishment. He was also connected with Hie publication of various agricultural periodicals. During the Mexi can war, as a lieutenant in the Independent Blues, lie was sent In Mexico to bring home the remains of Col. Win. H. Watson, who was killed at Monterey. At Hie same time lie brought home to their friends the remains of Capt. Randolph Ridgcly, Lieut. Herman Thomas, of Harford county, and others. The writer of this received his first lessons in the art of printing from him, and can bear testi mony to the true friendship, the kindness of heat t and the genial manners, which endear ed Col. Mills to his associates and made him a favorite wherever lie was known. He was in Hie 58th year of Ids age. The Saturday Post is the title of a new “weekly journal of literature, satire and gen eral criticism,” which appeared for Hie first time in Baltimore on Saturday, November 10th. It ise.iitcd by Messrs. John S. Wirt and Frederick Emory, botli accomplished and experienced newspaper men. The new pa per lias a readable '-ook, and a glance through its eight pages shows that its contents are varied and entertaining. It will occupy a field not now entirely occupied. The Post has been noticed in kindly terms by the city press, and we desire to add our good wishes to theirs. The subscription price is $3 a year and the office of publication No. 138 West Baltimore street. —We have received a copy of a new tem perance paper, entitled Our Cause, the publi cation of which has recently been commen ced in Baltimore. It is well printed, its con tents well arranged, and it will doubtless do good service in the cause to which it is de voted. It is edited by Andrew .1. Bowen.— Terms $2 a year. —lt is noted ns a queer conjunction of af fairs when Republicans vote for and elect a Democrat. Such was the case, however, in New York, on theGlh instant. John .Morris sey the prize fighter and gambler, was elected to the New York Senate by Republican votes, over Augustus Schell, a Democrat of high character and position. —Recent dispatches from Europe indicate that Pope Pius IX. is dying. The death of this venerable prelate will open np questions in regard to his successor which may convulse all Europe. Local Affairs. Little Locals —On Tuesday night the Bel Air Cornet Band serenaded Col. Herman Stump, State Senator elect from Harford county. —There will divine service (I). V-) in Emmanuel Church, Bel Air, upon Thanks giving Day, Nov. 29th, at 11 A. M. Rev. S. 11. S. Qallaudet, Rector. —A few days ago a fine cow belonging to Dr. M. L. Jarrett, of Jarrcllsville, broke into acorn field, and after gorging herself with corn stalks drank a quantity of water, caus ing her death. —On Thursday of last week Miranda Hol liday, colored, was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Pyle, for disturbing religious meeting at the colored church in Bel Air. Justice Fulton fined the accused $5 and costs. —Messrs. Brown, Carver & Co. are build ing a large new fishing float, and expect to have it completed by the Ist of December next. They will fish next spring at the Old Bay Fishery, below Havre de Grace. —We have received a pair of fine canvas back ducks, “with the compliments of R.W. Eubank, of Havre de Grace.” Mr. Eubank will please accept our thanks and Hie assur ance that his present will be appreciated. —S. M. Manifold, Superintendent of Hie Pencil Bottom Railway, has received a lot of young bass from the Pennsylvania State Hatching House, at Marict'a, which are to be placed in Muddy Creek, at different points along the stream. —Mr. Henry C. Johnson, the newly elected Sheriff of Harford county, on Monday filed his bond with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, took Hie oatli of office, and entered upon his duties, lie has retained Mr. VV. R. Cunning ham ns ids Deputy. Mr. J. C. Pund, 233 North Gay street, near Bel Air market, is ready for the holiday trade, with a large stock of sugar toys, orna ments for Christmas trees, foreign fruits, nuts, and superior confectionery of his own manufacture, all which lie will sell, wholesale or retail, at fair prices. Wc refer our readers to Ids card in another column. —George W. Ileuscl, Jr., aged 11, is Presi dent of n juvenile Democratic Club at Quar ryvillc, Lancaster county, Pa. Tlie club cele brated the victory last week by burning some coal oil barrels and firing a cannon. It is running Tilden and Hendricks for 1880.— Philadelphia Times. This chip of the old block is a son of Mr. Geo. W. Hensel, formerly of Darlington. —The Annapolis Republican came out strong last week, in publishing the returns of the election of the 6lh inst. Its first page is embellished with a life sized Democratic rooster, around which a number oflitlle roos ters appear in the act of crowing lustily over the result. The editor, in life joy of ids heart, breaks foith into verso, the result in Harford county being announced as follows: “ Old Harford clothes herself with fame, ■ And sends H. Slump—a man of brain— Vandiver ’ll not her memory blot, Nor will Scarboro and W. G. Scott.” The poetry, it is true, is not quite up to the standard of Longfellow or Tennyson, but the sentiment is unexceptionable -Ex-Governor Groomc made a narrow escape, on Monday night of last week, near Elkton. He wna driving a pair ofliorscs and in the darkness got off the road and upon a ridge between two gullies. In attempting to regain the road the carriage was upset. Mr. Qroome fell beneath the wreck, one of the horses falling upon him. He was consid erably bruised though not seriously injured. Proceedings op the Commissioners.— Edward Hover, of the sth district, was plac ed on the list of out pensioners at an allow ance of twenty dollars per year, payable to Archibald Heaps, Jr. Adjourned to meet on on the 19lh inst. Sales op Land.— Mr. L. M. Gorsuch has sold his farm of 150 acres, situated near the Black Horse, to William Ayres, for $4,800. On Monday Henry W. Archer, trustee, sold to Olho S. Lee a farm of 150 acres, sit uated on Rumncy Creek, in Bush River Neck, for $4,100. J. 8. Richardson, auc tioneer. Sudden Death.— On Friday night of last week, Mr. James Galbreath, a highly esteem ed citizen of the county, liv ng on Mine Branch, near Emory Chapel, died suddenly. Mr. Galbreath had for years been afflicted with a small lump upon Ids throat, similar to a tumor, but it had never caused him any trou ble until Friday night, when he was suddenly seized with choking and died in three hours. He was universally esteemed for Ins upright and blameless life. His remains wertrtnlcrrcd at Slateville Presbyterian Church, of wV&;h lie bad for many years been an elder. An eloquent and appropriate funeral sermon was preached on Hie occasion, by Rev. Mr. Da venport. Mr. Galbreath was in the 08tli year of Ids age. Proceedings of the Circuit Court. The November term of the Circuit Court for Harford county commenced at Bel Air, on Monday, Hie 12th instant, before Hon. James I). Walters, Associate Judge; A. Lin gnu Jarrell, Esq , Clerk ; J. T. C. Hopkins, Esq., Slate’s Attorney, and Henry C. John son, Sheriff. The following names comprise the juries for the terra : grand jury. William B. Baker, Foreman. Wm.Reasin, of Frank, John W. Pucu, Thomas Hanway, John W Hniiby, John 11. Smith, Win. C. Carroll, Israel A. Scarf!', Henry Breuninger, John Miller, Daniel Turnbull, Wm. T. Sutton, Samuel M. Ady, Edward Colgnn, Samuel Hanway, James S. Barrow, Wm. C. Booth, Clins. E. Hitchcock, Jas. H. Swartz, Bcnj. L. Mason, Aug. Wiittensclicidt, Jas. W. Gladden, Daniel Kcnly. PETIT JURY. Roger Slrcett, E. H. 1). Pue, Frank Whitaker, Luther Osborn, Geo. W. Forwood, John Adams, Cl as. Zeilier, A. J. Treadwell. Charles Hall, Clias. Walters, R. J. Rogers, N. B. Holland, I Jesse Price, Geo. W. Chalk, J. Wilson Galbreath, Arch. Wilson, E Hopkins, of Lee, Thomas Gross, J, A. Cunningham, Geo. 11. ZiiOmerman, John W. Scarboro, Geo. Harward, Marlin T. Murphy, John K. Heaps. Daniel F. Share, Jr. At the call of Hie docket, judgments were entered in the following cases: Thomas E. Flaharly vs. Andrew J. Bar ton’s adm’r; judgment in favor of plaintiff for costs. Slump and Young for plaintiff, Williams, W. O. Scotland Stevenson Archer for defendants. Laura Flaharly vs. same; same entries. Reyburn, Hunter it Co. vs. Jesse Burbank; judgment on terms filed. Williams for plain tiffs, Webster for defendant. Aluutt & Johnson vs. Clement Dietrich ; judgment confessed. Farnandis for plain tiffs, H. W. Archer for defendant. Jesse E. Cullum vs. James M. Keithley; judgment of non pros, by consent. Young and Stump for plaintiff, W. G. Scott and Gil bert, for defendant. William W. Prelzman vs. Henry L. Tay lor; referred to Win. T. Clark mid W. 8. Bowman. Stump for plaintiff', Farnandis and Young for defendant. Charles W. Proctor vs. Osborn & Carroll; satisfied. Stevenson Archer for plaintiff. Robert J. Scott vs J. Tims. Gorrell; judg ment by default. Archer & Vanßilibcr for plaintiff. Marshall Bros. vs. Hugh C. Whiteford; judgment by default. Maynadicr for plain tiff's, Gabriel vs. Shad rack and John F. St reel t; judgment on terms to be filed. Archer & Vanßibber for plaintiff, Williams for defendants. Wm. B Morgan’s adm’r vs. Amos Osborn; judgment confessed. Hopkins for plaintiff, Slump for defendant. Wm. B. Morgan’s ndm’r vs W. P. C. Whitaker, trustee; judgment confessed. Hopkins for plaintiff, Farnandis and Wm. G. Scott for defendant. 11. W. Archer vs. Wm. M. Elliott; judg ment confessed. Leo for plaintiff, Stump and Young for defendant. Otho S. Lee vs. Henry C. Hall; judgment confessed. Lee for plaintiff, Archer & Van- Bibber for defendant. Wm. B. Morgan’s adm’r vs. Parker Gil bert; judgment confessed. Hopkins for plaintiff, Gilbert for defendant. Win. C. Baker’s executor vs. George W. Chalk and others; judgment by default. Hopkins for plaintiff. Samuel Maccuhbin's adm’r vs. Geo. A. Houisler ; judgment confessed. Hopkins for plaintiff, Archer & Vanßibber for defend ant. Wm. 11. Ewing vs. Sebastian Kurtz ; judg ment. Stump for plaintiff, Young for de fendant. Peter O. Henman vs. Wm. T. Cronin ; re ferred to Patrick Howard and John M. Hop kins. Young and Stump for plaintiff, Web ster for defendant. Jeremiah Lowe vs. John R. King and wife; judgment on terms filed. Williams for plain tiff, Stump for defendants. A. 11. Stump & Sons vs, Alonzo and Ann -McNulty; judgment. Stump for plaintiff, Hopkins for defendant. Wm. O. Barber’s executor vs. Jacob Hess and Jas. 11. Preston; judgment, Hopkins for plaintiff, Williams for defendants. Amanda Z. Howard vs. Jacob 11. and Hen ry Hess; judgment. Williams for plaintiff, Hopkins for defendants. H. W. Archer and Herman Stump vs, Robert B. aud Wm. P. Taylor; judgment on terms filed. Stump lor plaintiffs, Young for defendants. A. F. Brown vs. Amos Osborn and wife; judgment confessed. Stump for plaintiff, Young for defendants. A. 11. Stump & Sons vs Alonzo McNulty ; two cases; off. Slump for plaintiffs. The following cases were transferred to the slct docket: C. 11. Elliott & Co., vs. J.M. Simmons and others; Samuel Halbert vs. Thomas Bil lingslen;Sylvcrtcr Phelps vs. Joseph Arthur; F. B. Hanson & Co. vs. Wntterman, garnishee of Joseph Arthur ; John dayman vs. George Cook. Lctler from Dublin. FIRE. On last Sun-' w night week a dwelling occu pied by Sabina Webster, a colored woman, sit uated near C’cdarvillc, was burnt to tbe ground and all its contents consumed. The family bad all gone to church, except a small boy anil two small children, and they made a narrow escape from the burning building. A number of neigh bors saw the lire and went to tbe spot but could not save any of tbe poor widow’s properly. They discovered, however, that the lire was the work of an incendiary. A pile of light wood had been placed on the outside of the house against the weather boarding, where the fire had been kindled. The wicked wretch who did the deed should have been thrown Into the llanics lie or she kindled. OUR ELECTION was one of the quietest on record ; not a word of quarrelling was heard throughout the day. The result Is pleasing to the Democrats, while our Republican friends take their defeat ns be bomes gentlemen. mars. Official Vote of Maryland. The official vole of Mary lam) has been re ceived and will bo found complete in llie fol lowing tabulated statement, showing tbe vote for both Keating and Porter by coun ties and in the aggregate, and also the ma jorities for both candidates in the counties respectively carried by the Democrats or Re publicans. It will be seen that the whole vole cast was 130,941 (nearly 34,000 less than at the Presidential election,) of which Keat iog received 80,710, and Porter 50,231, Keat ing’s majority being 30,479. The Democrats carried seventeen counties, and the Republi cans six. Tlie full vole is appended : Comptroller. Majorities. ® g j Counties. . I Jr ■£ | Dim. Rep. S tS Allegany 2,205 2,831 020 Anne Arundel 2,401 1,489 1,002 Baltimore City ... 28,1187 11,390 22,291 Baltimore County. 5,432 3,320 2,112 Calvert 1,107 894 213 Caroline 1,246 1,384 ... I 138 Carroll 2,873 2,549 324 Cecil. 2,777 2,117 660) Charles 1,008; 1,087 ... ttl Dorchester 2,029 1,931 498 Frederick 4,074 ) 4,940 200 Garrett 833 801 28 Harford 2,440 1,450 990 Howard 1,489; 990 493 Kent I 005 1,442 223 Montgomery 1,781) 1,351 430 Prince George’s.. 2,395 2,381 14 Queen Anne’s 2,004 1,429 575 Somerset 1,907 1,897 70 St. Mary’s 1,495 1,482 13 Talbot 1,900 1,759) 141 Washington 3,458 3,084 220 Wicomico 1,820 920 900 Worcester 2,208 1,086 j 1,233 Total 80,710 50,231 ■ 31,782 1,303 50,231 1,303 Keating’s majority 30,479 1 30,4791 Letter From Chrome Hill. November 7lli, 1877 Wc really wish we had some news to commu nicate from this part of the globe, for it seems a shame that our poor little community should have no “Items” to send forth through our county papers. We ore afraid you t ire of hear ing from our Lyceum and “far-famed Chrome Hill Library.” Have I quoted rightly, from one of your Bel Air correspondents? The fact is, that was a mean thin //, if it was meant sarcastL catty, and if we find out who the author Is, wo may pay him for it. If it is a young gentleman we will not dance with him when we next meet him at a party, or something of the kind. If it is a married gentleman—welt—indeed we hardly know what. Would the non-praising of bis children be a grmt spite? Yon see we take for granted that it Isa gentleman? However, we think of starting our Lyceum quite soon, but we have so very few who ore willing to take an active part. Some of your Bel Air gentlemen promised to help ns this winter, but fellows do lib so outrageously now-a days! So we are not placingmucli dependence in them. Our Library is a credit to ns—make fun of it ns you may— and we mean to add new books as soon as our funds increase somewhat. Now, would you like to bear from the crops. Girls know very little about erops, and any way tliis isn’t Hie time of year to write very brilliant effusions ns regards them. The corn is about all in, and the wheat looks lovely—but the pigs will root it up. As to politics, we know very little about it, and our views would not suit Hie Belairians at all, so we will not say anything on Hint subject. Be patient, perhaps some one may do some thing startling by and by, and we will let you know immediately. For tbe present—To, la’! Lottie. —York county, Pa., went Democratic by about 3,000 majority. —At Reading, Pa.,Saturday, Hie first snow storm of the season set in. —“Keep a reliable friend always at band,” such as Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup has eminently proven itself to be. Thousands of testimonials. Try it. Price, 25 cents. • Religious Notice. There will bo no preaching at Jarrettsville M. K. Church South, next Sunday morning. Re vival services commence at P. M., and con tinue for two weeks, Providence permitting. A welcome to all. Rev. J. W. Steele, Pastor. MAR R i E D. WAGNER—PLIPPO.—On Tuesday, Oc tober 83d, 1877, by the Rev. O, F. Flippo, father of Hie bride, assisted by Rev. J. W. M. Williams, D. D. at the Waverly Baptist Church, C. P. WAGNER, of Baltimore, to Miss SALLIE F. FLIPPO, of Waverly, Bal timore county, Md. RICKEY—LAWDER.—On October Bth, 1877, by the Rev. M. Riley, SAMUEL B. RICKEY, of Harford county, to NELLIE B. LAWDER, of Baltimore. 1) I E I). Mr. ARCHIBALD II ADAMS, Departed lids life on Hie Bth day of October, 1877, in tlie 70th year of bis age. Having had Hie privilege of an intimate ac quaintance with the departed for years, 1 have some opportunity of knowing what he has been. A dutiful husband, a tender and affectionate father, a kind and obliging neighbor; bis band was ever ready to respond in relieving Hie wants of Hie distressed. When lie approached Hie shores of time, bis mind was serene and peaceful. Having built his faith on a sure foundation, death bail no terrors for him; It was only a transit into a happier and a better world; and although bis last illness was protracted and quite severe, there was never a murmur or com plaint beard from bis lips, but relying on that God in whom be believed, he died peaceful and serene, leaving an example behind to bis be reaved family. “Blessed arc tbe dead who die in the Lord.” A Friend. FOR THE .HOLIDAYS! J. C. FUND, Confectioner & FrnitDealer, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, Number 232 North Gay Street, Near Bel Air Market, Baltimore, Md. Sugar Toys. Ornament for Cltrlatinaa Trees, Foreign Fruits, Nuts, Ac, A largo assortment ot CONFECTIONERY! all of his own manufacture, to which the attention of the trade aud the public in genera I is invited. aul GRAND STEREOPTICON EXHIBITION OP BATTLES, Portraits of Officers, Stat uary, and Comic Scenery, with Revolv ing Artiliicial Pin!works,nil instructive and pleasing. Ending with Hie Scenery ami History of BLUE BEARD AND HIS WIVES, will be held in Hie Graded School Room, Bel Air, on Thursday Night , November 22d, 1877. C’ommincing at 71 o’clock. Admission 25 els., Children 15 cts. J. DAVIDSON, Operator. If stormy, to he next the next fair night. hovlO WM. S. BATTER, Saddle and Harness Maker, BEL AIR, Aid. XTA VINO opened a shop on Main street, nearly oppo "ito dayman's Hotel, I am prepared to make and repair SADDLES, BRIDLES AND HARNESS in a satisfactory manner and at low prices. IIORSK BOOTS a specialty. uovl 0 NOTICE. THE members of the HARFORD IN FANTRY (as well as those who wish to join,) will meet in Bel Air on THURSDAY, Nov. 22d, at 7. P. M. By order, R. R. CARMAN, nov 10 Orderly Sergeant. . OF THE BOARD OF | School Commissioners Pon THE Vein- Kittling Sept. 30, 1877. Published in accordance with the require ments of Chapter 4, Section 7, of the Stale School Law. Dunng the Fiscal Year which ended Sept. 30, 1877, the Board of County Commission ers, in addition to the amount levied for Hie ; debt in 1876, issued the Bonds of the County for $21,000. In consequence of this action the Board of School Commissioners will be free from deb - as soon as the Collectors for ; 1875 and 1870 have settled their accounts.— Of the amount due from the Board on Sept. 30th, $5,038,23 has already been paid, 1 The estimates for the ensuing year have been carefully prepared and no obligations 1 will be incurred which can not be met by the receipts for Hie year. Receipls ani Distarseients FOR YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30th, 1877. ID 18. To balance on hand, Sept. 30,1870 $ 418 14 “ Stale Treasurer, Stale Tax... 13,520 24 “ School Fund... 808 44 “ “ “ Academic Fund, 300 00 “ County tax for 1870 8,091 34 “ “ “ 1875 5,49 108 “ Interest from Collectors.... 03 70 “ Book Fees 5,205 98 “ Stale Treasurer, for Colored Schools 2,999 87 “ County levy for deficiency in 1873 154 89 “ County levy for debt 534 19 “ Sale of County Bonds 21,002 85 “ Sale of Old Paper 1 50 $58,058 88 CB. By Teachers’ Salaries $23,243 81 “ Fuel 1,455 78 “ Incidental Expenses of Schools 191 75 “ Rent 500 50 “ Books and Stationery 2,131 04 “ Repairs 277 03 “ Furniture, Blackboards and Stoves 97 05 “ Interest account 1,042 70 “ Salary of Secretary 1,000 00 “ Per diem of School Commis sinners 300 00 “ Oflice Expenses 389 01 “ Printing and Advertising 485 03 “ Amount paid for Colored Schools 3,770 84 “ Amount paid on old debt.... 21,821 07 “ “ “ District Library 10 00 “ “ “ State Teachers’ Association 10 00 “ Balance on hand September 30th, 1877 1,330 81 $58,058 88 Receipts & Disbursements FOR YEAR ENDING September 30,1878. ID 18. To balance on hand Sept. 30th, 1877 $1,330 81 To Levy for 1875 1,821 39 “ “ for 1870, (including levy for debt) 10,344 24 “ Levy for 1877 14,808 34 “ State Treasurer, Stale Tax.. 13,520 24 “ “ School Fund.. 808 44 “ “ Academic Fund 300 00 “ “ for Colored Schools 2,945 72 “ Book Foes 4,500 00 $50,385 18 CE. | By Teachers’ Salaries $25,500 00 I “ Fuel and Incidentals 2,100 00 “ Rent 1,000 00 “ Books and Stationery 4,800 00 “ Repair account 1,000 00 “ Furniture, Blackboards and Stoves 800 00 “ Interest on balance of debt... 300 00 “ Salary of Secretary and Com missioners 1,800 00 “ Office Expenccs, &c 400 00 “ Printing and Advertising.... 500 00 “ Colored Schools 3,300 00 “ Balance of debt 7,145 00 “ Unpaid Expenses of past year 1,277 82 “ Estimated balance 902 30 $50,385 18 By order of the Board, WM, H. HARLAN, novlO Secretary. extensive”sale OF HORSES, CATTLE, SHEEP AND HOGS. THE subscriber will offer at Public Sale at Hall’s X Roads, near Aberdeen, Harford county, Md, on the Phila., Wil. & Baltimore railroad, on Wednesday, November 38, 1877, Commencing at 10 o’clock. A. M.,the follow ing described PROPERTY, TO WIT : 15 Head of Working and Driving Horses; 7 Colls. 3 years old, by “Winchester,” all well broken; 1 Colt, 2 years old, by “Hambletonian 3 Colts, 2 years old, by “Plutus;” X Colt, 2 years old, by “Shoreham Black Hawk 3 Colts, 1 year old by “Shoreham Black Hawk 1 Colt, 1 year old, by “Plutus;” 3 Spring Colts, by “Shoreham Black Hawk.” The Trolling Colt, “SUSIE E,” 3 years old, by “Plutus.” Also, Six Large Mules, 40 head of Fine Cows, 2 large Short Horn Bulls, 5 yoke of Fine Oxen, SIXTY HEAD OP CATTLE, 1 and 2 years old. All of the above Cattle are from half to three-fourths Short Horn. One Steam Power and Grain Thrcdier, nenrlv new; 1 Eight-horse Power and Thresher; 1 Cider Mill and Press; 1 Grain Mill, run by Horse Power, 2 broad-trend Rond Wagons;'3 Ox Carls; 1 Horse Cart, 1 Corn Planter, with Fertilizer Attachment; 3 Grain Reapers and Mowers; 2 Grain Fans, 3 sets Harness, com plete for four-horse teams; 40 sets Plow Har ness: several sets Single and Double Harness; 40 Plows, 40 Harrows and Cultivators, a variety of Grain Cradles, Scythes, Porks, Mattocks, Picks, Hoes and a great variety of other articles. i AH the above Properly will be sold, with out regard to price, and the sale continued < from day to day, until everything is disposed of. Terms of Salk.—All sums of S2O and un der Cnsli before the articles are removed; on all sums over that amount a credit of 12 mouths will be given, purchasers to give their notes, bearing interest from the day of sale, witli security approved by the Auctioneer. WM. M. ELLIOTT. < John 8. Richardson, Auctioneer. novlO r W. ARC II Kit .OF It., 6 ATTORNEY AT LA W, 1 OFFICE, 48 fcT. PAUL STREET, BALTIMORE. Claims promptly collected in any part of (he city or State. decl IViW Jointer Goods A new and large stock ol Fall and Winter Hoods, just openod At Wm. Herman’s Store, Corner Main <fe Office Streets, Bel Air, Md. We ofler to sell our Goods at the Lowest City Prices. A Large Stock of Dry Goods, The very latest novelty in DRESS GOODS, in all the Fall and Winter Shades. Cali coes, Muslins, Flannels, Canton Flannels, Blankets, Coverlets, Horse Blankets, Shawls, Furs, Window Curtains, &c., &c. A large stock of CLOTHS AND CASBIMERES Of Foreign and Domestic Manufacture, which will he sold at very low prices. OUR STOCK OF NOTIONS Is complete and well selected, and will he sold at the lowest prices. We keep every thing wanting in this line. bsady-imaoe: clothi *ro Of new and fashionable cut, well made and sold at the very lowest city prices. Boys’ and Children’s Ready-Made Suits, direct from the New York Manufactory, at very low prices. We can lit any of your little hoys, from sto 14. Come and look at them. Wo have them good and fancy, and like to show them to you. A large Stock ol City-Made Shoes and Boots, For Ladies, Misses, Children, Gentlemen and Boys, at very low figures. Rubber Boots and Shoes of all sizes. GROCERIES. GROCERIES. Ibe best and cheapest stock of Family Groceries ever offered. An attractive stock of CONFECTIONERY. Our Drug Department , Superintended by DR. WM. V. JEFFERY, is complete and will speak for itself. LADIES’ 1 CLOTH GOATS, NEW A ORK MANUFACTURE, made Beautiful and sold very low. ! TRUSTEE’S SALE ! I I>Y virtue of a decree of tlie Circuit 9 Court for Harford county, sitting as a Court of Equity, the undersigned, Trustee, 1 will'sell at Public Auction, at the Court ( House door, in Bel Air, on | MONDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1877, at 12 o’clock, M., all that ; mci OR PARCEL OP LAKE situated in Harford county, on the public road leading from Avondale to lloopman’s ‘ Chapel, containing 150 ACRES OF LAND, , MORE OR LESS, being the same and all the land described and comprehended in a deed of mortgage from John Hoopman and Eliza J. Hoop man, his wife, to Daniel Scott, bearing date the 21st day of December, 1870, and re corded in Liber A. L. J., No. 25, folio 52, one of the land record books of the Circuit Court for Harford county, except all that j part which was conveyed by the said John Hoopman and others to Carvil T. Gilbert, ! Ijy deed bearing date the 24th day of June, 1874, and recorded in Liber A. L. J., No. 1 30, folio 302, one of the land record books I of the Circuit Court for Harford county. J The improvements are a comfortable • Dwelling Douse, ! Barn and other suitable and convenient outbuildings. The soil is of good quality , and there is a valuable water power on the ( Farm, suitable for Grist and Saw Mills. , The above land will be sold in three i parcels, if desirable to purchasers. 1 TERMS OF SALE. I The terms of sale as prescribed by the I decree are—that one-third of the purchase money shall be paid in cash on the day of i sale, one-third in six and one-third in 1 twelve months thereafter, the credit pay | ments to bear interest from the day of sale, 1 and to bo secured by the notes or bonds of | the purchaser, with surety approved by the | trustee. DANIEL SCOTT, i Trustee. J.S. Richardson, Auctioneer. nolG PUBLIC SALE THE undersigned will sell at Public Sale, at the residence of Lee Magness, late of Harford county, deceased, situated near Dun kale Mills, on Wednesday, Dec. 12,1877, at 10 o’clock, A- M., the following Personal Property, TO WIT: Pour Work and Driving Horses, 1 Sherman Morgan Colt, 3 years old ; 1 Sorrel Colt, 3 years old; 1 yoke of young Oxen, 1 well bro ken odd Ox, 2 Steers, 1 Bull, 5 Cows, 3 Heif ers, 2 Calves, 40 Sheep, 30 Hogs, 8 Shoats, Turkeys, Chickens, Guineas, Ducks, Geese, 1 broad-tread four-horse Wagon, 1 Ox Cart, 2 combined Reapers and Mowers, 1 wire Horse Rake, Grain Pan, Corn Sheller, Threshing Machine, Wagon and Plow Harness, Collars, Saddles and Bridles, Plows, Harrows, Cult! vators, Rakes, Forks, Hces, Shovels, Oat, Wheat and Rye Straw, lot of Potatoes, 1 barrel Vinegar, 97 bushels Wheat, 125 hush els Oats, Double and Single Barrelled BIRD and DUCKING GUNS, 23 Acres of Corn, Fence Posts, and a variety of other articles useful on a farm, together with Household & Kitchen Furniture, of various kinds, including good Feather Beds, Handsome Quills, Bureaus, Tables, Chairs, Stands, Stoves, &c. Part of the above Property will he sold by 1 me us Administrator of Lee Magness, de ceased; the residue is my own. 1 Terms op Sai.p.,—All sums of S2O and un der Cash on the day of sale; on sums over that amount a credit of 9 mouths will be giv en, purchasers to give their notes, bearing interest from the day of sale, with security approved by the auctioneer. EDWIN L. SAWYER. J. S. Richardson, Auc’r. novlti s i Notice to Delinquent Tax Payers in 4th District. , ALL PERSONS in the 4th District in 1 arrears for State and County Taxes J for 187(1, are hereby notified that unless the 1 same are paid on or before the Ist of January, , 1878, suit will positively be instituted to re- 1 cover the amounts due. | 8 JAMES 8. CALDER, e noylC Collector. [- . DOXEIVTS v Old Established Brick Yard. f, /CONSTANTLY ON HAND, at the old \ J Brick Yard, on the road from Bel Air to Thomas’ Run, 3 miles from Bel Air, a good - supply of well-made and well-burnt. BUILDING AND PA VINO BHICK which will be sold at moderate prices. J WILLIAM DOXEN, ( novKs-3t P, O. Hickory. t Notice to Trespassers. TRESPASSING on the lands or proud* j t ses of (he subscriber with Dog, Gun, or a Trap, or in any other manner is strictly for bidden. The law will be enforced against *yi persons so offending. rt novlG 3t LIZZIE M. GLENN. NOTICE. IrpllE LADIES of Soule Chapel, M. E. C.lurch South, propose to furnish and s prepare some GOOD SUPPERS, consisting J of Oysters, Fish and many other delicious things, at the Saw Mill, near Aberdeen, com c mencing on THURSDAY EVENING, 22d, ’s to he continued on the evenings of 23d and 241 h of November. The proceeds of which are to be applied to Parsonage. All are re spectfully invited to attend. novlG Commissions Received. ( It)M,MISSIONS have been received at the d V J ofilce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court e for Harford county, for the following officers: County Commissioners. — William Mecbem :e William C. Wilson, James K. Keech, Martin* ~ Calder and Michael Whiteford. > The above commissions must bo taken out I'M within 30 days from their receipt at this , office, otherwise they will lapse, i L, , A. L. JARRETT, “ | Clerk ol the Circuit Court for Harford Coun- Bel Air, Nov. 15th, 1877. novlti Trustee’s Sale. [N VIRTUE of a decree of the Circuit Court for Harford County, as a Court of Equity, t lie subscriber, ns Trustee, will offer it for sale at Public Auction, at Jacob Finder’s y Hotel, Norrisville, Harford county, Md., on e TUESDAY, December lltli, 1877, c At 10 o’clock, A. M., all that certain TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, e called "Salisbury Plains,” or by whatever e name or names known or called, containing f TOO ACRES of LAND n ’ MORE Oil LESS, ■, situated in said county, on both sides of the ff public road leading from Norrisville to e Matthew Wiley’s Mill.it being the same land conveyed by 11. D, Farnandis, Trustee, to Henry M. Duncan, by deed dated 22d* July, 1872, and recorded among the land records of county, in Liber A. L. J., No. 27, folio 375, except 74 acres thereof since sold and conveyed by said Duncan and others to Benjamin Almony. The improvements consist of : f Diellim House anfl OMtaiMlip. The laud is of good quality and well fenced, and there is a tine quality of chestnut and oilier timber on the farm. The above tract ’ will be offered in two parcels, as divided by ibe public road, or entire, to suit purchasers. Also all that other TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND, situated in same county, about one mile t from Norrisville, on the public road leading 3 from that place to Fawn Grove, in Pennsvl vauia, being the same land whereon Henry M. Duncan now resides, containing i 40 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. Said land consisting of parts of sundry | tracts, and is particularly mentioned and de scribed in a mortgage from said Duncan to Daniel Scott, dated 15th November, 1871, and recorded among the land records of said county, in Liber A. L. J., No. 2G, folio 357. i Improvements consist of a good ; Dwelling House, Barn and other outbuildings. The land is of good quality and well situated, with suffleien t woodland for the use of the place. Also ou the same day, at 11 o’clock, A. M., the subscriber will offer for salt, at public auction on the said last mentioned premises, whereon said Duncan now resides, near Nor risville, in said county, the following Personal Property, TO WIT: One Bay Mare, 2 Horses, 3 Cows, Wagons Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Threshing Machine and other Farming Slock and Uten sils. Also Household and Kitchen Furniture consisting of Chairs, Tables, Stoves, Ac. TERMS OF SALE. The terms of sale prescribed by the decree as to (lie real estate, are: That one third of the purchase money shall be paid in casii on day of sale or ratification ; thereof one third in six mouths, and balance in twelve months from day of sale—deferred payments to hear interest from the day of sale and be . secured by the notes or bonds of the purchas er, with security approved liy the Trustee, | Terms as to the Personally.— All sums of $lO and under cash on day of sale; on sums above that amount a credit of four months will he given, purchaser giving Ids note therefor, with security approved by the Trus tee. GEO. Y. MAYNADIER. _ , , Trustee. .1- J. Alexander, Auctioneer. novlG FARM FOR SALE. NINETY ACRES of good farming Land, situated 1| miles from Bel Air. Apply to CHARLES W. NORRIS, my Be Air, Md