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li. C. LONGNECKER, v Editors.
That the UNION has the largest circulation of
any County paper in the State —an item of im
portance to advertizes.
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With this paper tha undersigned begin the
publication of a weekly journal resulting from
the union of the Baltimore County Advocate and
the Baltimore County American. During the
past year the two papers have yielded their uni
ted support to the tfause of Emancipation, the
adaption of the new Constitution, the success of
the national Administration and the vigorous
prosecution of the war against the rebellion. —
Thus far they have labored harmoniously. But
it has long been evident that two Union papers
could not exist here without tending to keep up
divisions in the party, and giving undue promi
nence to questions of mere personal interest. It
was with the earnest desire to harmonize all dif
ferences of opinion in the Union party and to
aid in presenting an unbroken front to the ene
mies of progress and of free Democratic govern
ment, that the undersigned determined to Secure
the two papers and unite them into one.
But this was not the only motive that prompt
ed the union. Baltimore county is the largest,
most populous and most wealthy county in the
State. Its agricultural, manufactoring and min
eral resources are unbounded. They can be ap
preciated only by being seen. And it is due to
the position of Baltimore county that it have a
first clas3 paper, pledged to the support of its
highest interests materially, as well as politically,
intellectually and morally. It is such a paper
that we hope to publish—a paper worthy of the
■ county in which we live.
Uwing to the impossibility of making the ne
cessary arrangements in time, we are compelled
to publish this week's paper of the size of the Advo
cate. Next week however, we hope to greet our read
ers with a paper considerably enlarged and im
proved. The price of subscription will hereafter
be Two Dollars a year, payable in advance. No
one who takes any pride in having a good county
paper, will object to the price. It is much less
than the great advance in all kinds of printing
material demands. To those who have paid for
either of the old papers in advance, the Union
will be sent for a corresponding time. To those
who have paid for both the old papers it wifi be
sent for such a time as will be just and equitable.
By uniting the two papers the Union has the
largest circulation of any county paper in the
State —an item of importance to advertisers.
Our office is furnished with one of Hoe’s best
cylinder presses, as well ns with a fine Job Press
** and all the necessary material for doing work in
our line. Wo ask of the Public
that liberal patronage which our facilities and at
tention to business may deserve.
It is seldom indeed, that it baa been our good
fortune to enjoy so pleasaut a season of relief from
the multiplied cares and annoyances of our office,
os that which was afforded us in a late holiday '
excursion to Pennsylvania. The kindly faces of
old and valued friends greeted us everywhere,
and the luxuries and enjoyments of the season
were everywhere set before U 3. No one who has 1
Dot experienced it knows what joyous feelings 1
fill the heart when the familiar forms of well-re
membered friends pass before us, and the smoke
of the old homestead is seen curling upward, af- 1
ter a twelve-months’ absence.
Mechanicsburg was our first stopping place.— 1
This is a borough of some 2,000 inhabitants, the
jewel in the crown of the beautiful Cumberland '
Valley. It is known as ono of the most enter- 1
prising inland towns of the State, well built,
full of business, containing a number of hand
some churches, two banks, Irving Female Col
lege, and the Cumberland Valley Institute, a
school for boys.
While here we had the pleasure of attending
an evening party at the residence of H. A. Stur
geon, Esq., Cashier of the First National Bank.
In the liberality and good taste of the entertain
ment, in the universal enjoyment of the compa
ny, in the charming beauty of the ladies, and in
•verything else that goes to make op a pleasant
evening, we have never seen it excelled. Our
friends at Mechanicsburg, male and female, will
please accept thanks for contributing so much to
our enjoyment.
The only disadvantage that we see about Me
chanicsburg i 3 its want of good roads. Of what
avail its fine situation, its immense facilities for
business, when it becomes aquestion, not of com
fort alone, but of life or death, to get to it, save
by railroad ?
We also spent a few days very pleasant at Lan
caster. Mr.Reinoehl and family, Mr. Ditlow, pro
prietor of the city Hotel, A. S. Mylin, Esq., and
others, will please accept thanks for favors re
ceived. May they all lire to see many happy New
Years. On reaching home, our valise was found
to contain a varied assortment of worked slip
pers, neck ties, scarfs, pulse beaters, books, ap
ples, cakes, &c., the tokens of remembrance from
friends. It was a visit we shall not soon forget.
We found the Northern Central Railway com
pany xapidly pushing their double track to com
pletion, now finished and in use as far as Cock
eysville. The entire working of the road seemed
to be in excellent order, and the traveling accom
modations are most complete and comfortable.
George M. Dallas, one of the most
prominent Statesmen of our country, died at
Philadelphia on Saturday last, in the 73rd year
of his age. Mr. Dallas was minister to Russia
under President Van Buren ; Vice-President of
the United States during the administration of
Mr. Polk ; minister to England under President
Buchanan, besides holding other positions of im
portance under the Government.
Death of Col. Jonx S. Moseby. — Col. Moseby
the noted rebel guerilla, wa3 mortally wounded
in an encounter with a portion of the 13th New
York cavalry near White Plains Va., on Tues
day December 17th. The Richmond papers of
* -* week, speak of the occurrence, and there
to be little doubt that Moseby has made
With the last number, the connection of the
undersigned with the Baltimore County Advo- j
cate ceased. Hereafter the Advocate be uni
ted with the Baltimore County American, as one
paper, to be called the Baltimore County L ilian j
Capt. L. M. Haverstick, H.C.,andJno. B. Long
uecker, proprietors and publishers.
The undersigned is satisfied that the union of
the tw#papers will be received with favor by the
citizens of the county, and hopes that the
arrangement will tend to unite and strengthen
the Union party. Feeling that it is right to do his ■
share in consummating the union, he has given j
up a business that for fifteen years past has ren- ,
dered him a comfortable support, aud disposed
of one of tbo best arranged and supplied printing
offices in the State.
When the hour for retirement from the busi
ness arrives, he leaves it with feelings akin to
regret. The attachments and associations of fif
teen long years are not easily severed. In labor
ing in his humble way for the benefit and enter
tainment of the people of the county, he has
spent the prime of his life, and lays down the
burthen with the conscious assurance that he
has in these years done more good than harm.
Tbo young men who now own and control the
paper are well adapted to the responsible duties
of journalism, and enter upon their career with
excellent promise of success.
Our State has just entered upon a new era in
its history. To accomplish the object of Eman
cipation, the Advocate was turned from the easy
navigated channel of neutrality, aud entered the
stormy contest, with the loss of many friends and
supporters. What aid the paper gave the cause,
was given in good faith. The end accompliehed,
and there being now no real service for two
Union papers in the county, the undersigned feels,
that whatever may have been the sacrifice to
himself, he willingly makes it for the good of the
As Editor, he now bids farewell to the people
of the couutv, and more particularly to the
friends who have at ail times liberally sustained
him. May the county continue to improve and
flourish, and may our people soon be blessed
with lasting peace and unbounded prosperity !
Farewell! E. F. CHURCH.
P. S. Since the above was written, Mr. Wm.
H. Ruby, has purchased the materials formerly
used in printing the Baltimore County American,
and designs issuing a new paper. Mr. Ruby
has been in my employ for thirteen years, aud
has been faithful, honest, and industrious, labor
ing constantly for my interests. I cannot retire
from public life, without saying this much to
the people of the county, wishing him success in
business. n E. F. CHURCH.
The last number of the Baltimore County Amer
ican, closed the career of the undersigned as one
of the editors thereof. The project of uniting the
American with the Baltimore County Advocate
(the first paper published in Baltimore county,)
having beeu under way for some weeks and is
now consummated, the old editors, E. F. Church,
Esq., and myself, retire from and cease our con
nection with both these papers. This having
been accomplished, and the American and Advo
cate having passed into the hands of Capt. Hav
erstick and the two sons of the undersigned, will
henceforth be published as the Baltimore County
Union. In thus rstiring from the editorial chair
of an humble, loyal county paper we would be
ungrateful iu the highest degree did we fail to
acknowledge the many favors bestowed upon us
during the last four years from the people of Bal
timore county and city, as well as from nearly
all the papers in Maryland, not forgetting those
of our native county in Pennsylvania.
In September, 18(10, in rather a dark hour for
our predecessor we took charge of the Amtrican ;
since which time, through the kind actions, with
the bc6t encouragement of the people of this
county, we have succeeded beyond our most san
guine expectations, for all of which weretnrnour
most heartfelt thanks. True, things have occur
red during the last four years which were calcu
lated to make our path appear a tborney one; —
obstacles have been met with and eventually
overcome ; hard thoughts have existed, and ex
pressions not over complimentary to an editor,
have been indulged in, ail of which we hope to
allay by our retirement. If we, iu the discharge
of a plain duty, gave offenco unnecessarily to
any, we humbly ask to be forgiven, but if offence
was taken from any thing that we may have said
or done in the true and honest discharge of our
duty as tlie editor of a Union paper, or in assist
ing to put down the rebellion and restoring the
country to its usual peace and quiet, then we
have no apology to make. In conclusion, we
would but aek for the new firm that which has
been so liberally giren the two old papers by the
confidence of the public. Again thanking all
those to whom we are in any way indebted, ei
their in a private, or political way for the ten
thousand favors and manifestations of confidence
shown us by the people of Baltimore eounty, du
ring a period of many years, we now retire with
the best wishes for the health, happiness, comfort
and prosperity of each and every one of them.
One of the most successful raids of the war was
lately made by Gen. Stoneroan, through portions
qf Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Impor
tant rebel salt-works and lead-work* were de
stroyed, besides railroads, bridges, engines, cars,
foundries, inill3, Ac. Among the captures were
2,500 rounds artillery ammunition, 2,000 pack
saddles, 2,000 horses, 1,000 mules and large quan
tities of small arm 3, harness, Ac. Two rebel
printing presses were taken And sent to Parson
Brownlow at Knoxville. Theenemy under Gens.
Vaughan and Morgan were repeadtedly whipped
and 20 officers and 825 men taken prisoners.
The large land and naval expedition recently
sent to Wilmington, seems to have proved a fail
ure, partially on account of some disagreement
between Gen. Butler and Admiral Porter. Fort
Fisher was heavily bombarded by the fleet, but
Gen. Butler failed to co-operate with the land
force, alleging that the fort could not be taken by
assault. At lA9t accounts the fleet was still in the
vicinity of the fort.
An expedition sent out from New Orleans un
der Col. Robinson destroyed a great amount of
railroad and government property in Alabama,
with a quantity of small arms. In a fight with
the enemy, five battle flags were captured.
Oen. Thomas army Is reported iu motion again.
Gen. Sherman is getting ready for another
movement from Savannah. Portions of the rebel
army committed great depredations on property
and stores before evacuating city. A meeting of
the citizens was held at which the Mayor presided.
Resolutions were adopted recognizing*the.au
thority of the United States, claiming protection
under the amnesty proclamation, and calling on
the Governor of the State to call a Convention
so that the people of Georgia could decide as to
the continuance of the war. Great distress pre
vails among the people for want of the necessities
of life and efforts are being made to supply them
root the North
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Important to Enrolled Men.
Acoording to the notice published in last
week's papers, a meeting was held at the Court
House on Tuesday evening to take steps tor the
correction of the enrolment lists and the filling
of the quota for the Ninth District. The follow
ing gentlemen were appointed a committee to
examine the lists in the Provost Marshal 8 office
and aid in their correction :—E. F. Church,
Capt. Haverstick, A. L. Sweeney, 11. L. Bowen,
T. H. Robinson. Another meeting is called at
; the Court House for next Tuesday at 2 o’clock
i p. M., to consult on the proper measures for
filling our quota.
We hope this meeting will be woll attended
and that such measures will be adopted as will
relieve us from the draft. The most impor
tant work however, to which every citizen in
the district owes his personal attention, is the
correction of the enrolment lists. As all quotas
are based on the enrolment, it is evident that the
more correct the enrolment, the nearer just will
be the quota. Hitherto the people have not shown
that interest in this work which its importance
demands. Every citizen owes it alike to himself
and to his neighbor, to see that the enrolment
lists are cleared of all who arc improperly enroled
and that all who are liable to draft have their
names entered. It is the people who must see to
this. The officers of our Provo3t Marshal’s de
partment have always shown themselves ready
and anxious to give their aid to the work, and
if prompt action is not taken now, the people
must not .complain if the quotas for any of the
sub-districts be found burdensome under any fu
ture call. To the enrolment lists in the Provost
Marshal's office should be added :
Ist. The names of all men subject to
draft who have taken up their residence in
the sub-district since the last enrollment;
and •
2d. The names of all those who have ar
rived at the ago of twenty years since the
last enrollment.
From the list should be stricken the
names of all persons improperly eurolled
on account of
3d.—Over- age.
4th.—Permanent physical disability of
such a degree as to entitle them to exemp
tion under the laws and regulations govern
ing the examination of drafted men. (This
class of men must appear in person before
tho Board of Enrollment for examination
and exemption.)
sth. Having served two years in the ar
my or navy during the present war.
6th. Having enlisted in the army or navy
since the last enrollment.
7th. Having died since last enrollment.
Late numbers of the Lancaster (Pa.,) papers
.contained an extended notice of the death of
Benjamin Mylin, only son of A. S. Mylin, Ksq.,
living near that city. The war has made us so
familiar frith scenes of sorrow, that few stop to
offer their sympathy when the mourning father
follows his son of promise to the church yard,
and the cold grave buries his last hope of hap
piness on earth. Yet who can tell the bitterness
of grief when the light of a household has gone
out, and footsteps once bounding with youth and
joy have grown silent forever !
Young Mylin was not an ordinary youth.—
Courteous and obliging in disposition, moral
and industrious in his habits, few young men
formed stronger friendships, few looked forward
to a brighter future. For several years he had
been attending the Pennsylvania Agricultural
College where he stood deservedly high for schol
arship and good behavior. Last summer the
State called for men, and in company with the
rest of liis class he entered the military service of
his country. Unaccustomed to the hardships of
military life, he soon contracted a disease which
proved fatal, after more than three months pa
tient suffering. We offer our kindest sympathy
to the stricken father and family, though feeling
that we can say little to modify the bitterness of
such a loss.
“Day is for mortal care,
Eve for glad meetings round the joyous hearth,
Night for the dreams of sleep, the voice of prayer;
But all for thee, O Death! thou mightiest of the earth!’’
The Government tax on this staple is now two
dollars per gallon. The price of the article, even
of the present kind, will now be as much above
that sura as it will cost to manufacture it, which
at the present price of grain, is not less than 55
cents per gallon. The high price of the article
will naturally lead to frauds on the Revenue by
dishonest parties, and it is, therefore, important
that all the laws on the subject should be observed.
We understand the inspectors, marks on w hiskey
barrels are in many cases not obliterate, and it
appears to uj that it would be an easy matter for
distillers so disposed, to purchase these marked
barrels, re-fill them with whiskey, and return them
to the merchants or dealers of whom they pur
chase the barrels, thus keeping up a contraband
trade. The penalty for purchasing marked bar
rels, without the mark being destroyed, is as fol
lows : “Any person who shall purchase or sell
any empty cask with the inspection marks there
on or shall fraudently use any cask or package
so marked shall be subject to a penalty of SIOO
for each cask or package so. purchased, sold or
used.” (See section 59 of law of 1864.)
The subscription prices of several newspapers
have recently been advanced. The Norristown
Herald and Free Press and Republican, Gtrman
town Teleyrujih, Reading Gazette, and West Ches
ter Jeffersonian, have recently advaeed their sub
scription prices to Three Dollars per annum,
with a deduction of fifty cents, for advance pay
ments. The Easton and Wilkesbarre papers
have also increased their subscription price.—
Publishers arc compelled to take this course, ow- '
ing to the high rates of paper, and every other
material used in a Printing establishment, ns
well as the high price of every article of food, if
they would escape ruinous losses. Tho people
certainly are reasonable enough not to find any
Mr. Wm. H. Ruby, who for many years ba3
been employed in the Advocate office, will start
a paper at Towsontown this week, in the of
fice lately occupied by Longneeker & Sons. The
new paper will be called the Maryland Journal.
We have no doubt it will commend itself to pub
lic favor and we wish Mr. Ruby, the success
which he deserves.
I. 0. O. F.—Towson Lodge No. 79 I. O. O. F.,
on Thursday night last, elected the following of
ficers to serve for the ensuing six months: —
N. G. John R. D. Bedford ; V. G. Wm. S. Keech ;
R. S. John N. Wisner; P. S. Lewis Vogle; T.
Wm. Bayne; Representative to G. Lodge, P. G.
Samuel Parks.
Lkttek Carrier System.— Postmaster
Gen. Dennison has ordered tho letter car
rier system to be discontinued at Frederick,
Maryland, and at York and Harrisburg,
A New Law. —The last General Aassembly of i
Maryland passed a law providing “that no teach
er in any school shall, after the first of January,
1865, receive into such school any person as a
scholar until such person shall procure the certi-
Rente from some regular practicing physician
that such applicant for admission has been duly
vaccinated." The peualty for nou-complianee
with this provision is a fine of $lO, and any
public school trustee or commissioner granting a
permit to any child to enter a school without
such certificate is made liable to the same penal
ty. On Tuesday morning Dr. Piper ofthis place
examined the scholars of Mr. McGinn’s school,
and found all but about three or four had been
successfully vaccinated.
Max Shot. —On Sunday night last, a German
living iu the tenant house of Samuel M. Rankin,
Esq., in the lltli district, was awakened by the
barking of dogs. On looking around he noticed a
man coining out of the cellar. Ho called to the
stranger who started on a run, when the tenant
fired at him with a shot gun, the load, taking ef
fect in the back part of his body. The stranger
proved to be a German. The wound is not a
dangerous though rather an uncomfortable one,
as he was only about 25 yards distant when the
shot was fired. He wa3 lodged in the county
jail to await tho decision of the Grand Jury.—
There were tracks into Mr. Rankin’s meat house,
and a bag was found containing some meat and a
Distressinu Calamity.— On Tuesday evening
the house of Mrs. Perkey, a widow lady, living
in the sth district, about 1$ miles from Beckleys
ville, was burned to the ground with its entire
contents. A son of Mrs. Perkey had $75 in mo
ney consumed by the flames, and Mrs. Staufel
Hare, whose husband is in the army and who
has been living with Mrs. Perkey,'had $155 also
burnt. Mrs. Perkey is an old lady, and by
this calamity is stripped of every means of sup
port. The fire is supposed to have been caused
by the carele3 use of a smoke pipe.
Mors Sxow.—Early on Saturday morning last,
snow bpgan falling and continued for some time,
mingled with rain. Cold weather set in freezing
up the slushy mass, and pedestrianism became a
feat that clear head and an active foot.
On Tuesday afternoon and night more snow fell,
and the merry bells are ringing gaily down the
turnpike as we sit hero iu our quiet' sanctum
wishing that Christmas, roast turkeys, pretty
girls and good sleighing lasted all the year round.
llravy Incovk.—We see from the German Cor
respondent of Baltimore, that the Internnl Reve
nue received at the office of the second district,
during the past week amounted to over $50,000.
Mr. Rost, beer brewer on the Belair road paid
over $2500 during the past month, while several
other brewers paid near $2,000, for the same
Thk Lyceum met on Wednesday evening in the
school house and debated the question before
announced. Question’ for next Wednesday
evening :—Should people be compelled by law
to educate their children ? R. M. Price, Esq., af
firmative, R. C. McGinn, Esq., negative. As
this is an interesting question, we hope there
will be a good turn out.
Important to Exbcutors and Administrators.
—lt has been decided by the Commissioner of
Interna! Revenue, that incomes for 1863, of a de
cedent who died during the period from January
Ist, r 863, to July 3d. 1864, inclusive, to the date
of the decedent’s death, are not subject to the
special income tax of 5 per cent.
"JssuThe Post office at Dulaney’s Valley, in
this county, has been discontinued. All mail
.matter intended for that office, is now taken out
of the mail at Towsontown.
Collision. —Ou Wednesday night two freight
trains on the Northern Central Railway, collided
near Cockeysville, smashing a number of cars.
Circuit Court for Baltimore County.
Before Hon. Richard Grason, Judge; John T.
Enbor, Esq., prosecuting for the State.
Tusday, Jan. 3d.
Conrt having adjourned for about ten
days during the Holiday season, ro-assorn
bled this morning and transacted the fol
lowing business:
Iu tho case of the State ve. Robert Mul
ligan, committed to jail in Baltimore city
on the 31st of December, 1864, by Justice
J. H. Whiteley, of Baltimore city, charg
ed with being concerned in .the murder of
Samuel Fisher, in February last. A writ of
habeas corpus was prayed by the petition
ers’ counsel, John H. Ing, Esq., and grant
ed by the court, returnable on Friday after
noon next, at 3 o’clock, P. M. Mulligan
was one of the juryman at the corener’s in
quest upon the body of said Fisher.
Upon motion of Mr. R. D. Morrison,
William Ward, Esq., of the Delewaro coun
ty Bar, Pensylvania, was admitted to prac
tice at the Bar of this court.
State vs. Christopher Corcoran, indicted
for an assault on Richard Parker, colored.
Tried before the court. Adjudged guilty.
Upon consideration of the aggravated cir
cumstances connected with the case, his
Honor imposed a fine of only ono dollar
and cost 6.
, \Vedne6Dat, Jan, 4tb.
Susan Sinnet, confined in the county jail
upon tho charge of larceny, was discharged
from custody by order of the court, upon
recommendation of the grand jury, they
failing to find a bill against her.
The case of Kirchner vs. Raisen, which
was set for trial to-day, was continued un
til next term.
George Jones indicted in four cases—one
for riot and three for assaults, gave bail in
the sum of SSOO in the riot case and S2OO
each in the assault cases, making in all sl,-
100—Robert Marshall bondsman. Cases
set for trial on Thursday, January 15th.
Thursday, Jan., sth.
Upon motion of Mr. R. J. Gittings, James
Mackubin ofHoward co., bar, was admitted to
practice in this court. His Honor gave notice
that cases in which a continuance was entered,
upon consent of counsel, said continuance would
be stricken out and the cases tried at the present
teirn. Donald Mclntire vs. Munford—off by or
der of plaintiff's attorney.
The Legislature or Maryland.— Tho Legisla
ture of Marylad assembled at Annapolis, on
Tuesday. There was no quorum in th# Senate.
The House was organized by electing John M.
Frazier, Esq., of Baltimore city, as Speaker;
William R. Cole, Esq., also of Baltimore, as
Thefollowing additional officers were appoint
ed :
Sergeant-at-Arms—John Miller, of Washing
ton county.
Assistant-Sergeant-at-Arms—Walter Moxley,
of Baltimore city.
Reading Clerk—Jos. P. Cantwell, of Cecil
Doorkeepers—Charleß Whittemore, of Balti
more county, and John Faugc, of Washington
Pages—James Pritchct, of Baltimore city, N.
Pollock, of Baltimore city, John 8. Purnell, of
Frederick county, and Caleb Parker, of Cecil
Postmasters —Jacob Wickard, of Allegany
county and John H. Swail.of Washington county.
Lamp Lighter—R. S. Smith, of Baltimore
Committee Clerks—Charles Fanqucr, of Balti
more city, Wm. Ewing, of Baltimore county,
John H.Rudy and Eli Smith, of Frederick coun
ty, T. H. W. Lambdin. of Talbot county, and
John T. Wampler, of Carroll county.
Keeper of Committee Rooms—G. B. Parker, of
Allegany county.
Folders—Collins Tattman, of Caroline county
and Oliver Gill, of Carroll county.
Hall Keeper—John Sullivan, of Annapolis.
The officers all qualified in accordance with the
is a nnow-drift near Lewiston,
Me., of six rods long and averaging 260 feet
Tlie Baltimore papers of Monday, contained ai
account of tbe following singular affair :
The Fortress Monroe steamer of Fiiday morn
ing brought to the city a woman dressed in blacl
who, together w ith her trunk, was conveyed t<
a boarding house on Watson St., by a hacknnu
named John Stark. She engaged the harkmai
to take her to the Northern Central Railway sja
lion in the evening. On leaving , she paid he
hoard bill and also paid the kackman at the sta
tion. She then asked the man to take charge o
her trunk for a moment while she stepped acrosi
the street to make some purchases. The mat
waited several hours, but as the woman failed ti
return, ho took the trunk home with him. Ot
Saturday evening Mr. Stark'* wife imagined sin
noticed an unpleasant suull coming from th<
trunk, and on examination, it was found to con
tain the dead body of a man. The corpse win
taken to the station-house and u Coroner’s in
quest held, which returned a verdict of “dvatl
from causes unknown.”
The whole affair was shrouded in mystery uu
til Sunday evening, when tbe woman who hac
charge of the trunk gave herself up to the Polio
and made the following statement: —Her naan
is Mary L. Linder, she lives in Norfolk and i:
a woman of lewd habits. The man in the trunl
was a member of the 20th N. York cavalry
named Freeborn. Some timeago be came to bei
house, and having overstayed his time wasafrak
to return to his regiment for fear of being aho
as a deserter. He proposed to escape by beiiq
put into the trunk and going North as baggage
saying that he had done the same thing before
Previous to entering the truni he bored a smal
hole through it with a pen-krife to admit air.—
Miss Linder spoke to him ca board the boat
about midnight, when he repled that “he wasal
right.” When she opened he trunk at bei
boarding h#use on Watson St, she was almos
paralyzed to find the man dead. In her terroi
she adopted the plan at Calvftt Station, to ge
rid of the body. Being unable however, to keej
the awful secret any longer, die gave herself u}
and revealed nil. The woman was banded ovei
to the military authorities, an! with the dear
man was sent to Norfolk, to lwe theaffair furth
er investigated. There seems ittle doubt thu
the man was smothered to dcatl in his attempi
to escape from the army.
Reception to Gov. Swann,of Maryland,
Friday evening a reception wa3 given by
Dr. Swann, West Walnut sreet, to Hon.
Thomas Swunn, Governor tect of Mary
land, Capt. Winslow and Liut. Thornton,
of the United States gunbut Kersarge,
and the members of the Unin League.—
Ex-Governor Pollock, of ’ennsylvania,
called upon Governor Swannfor a speech,
and alluded to the future greaiess of “Free
Maryland" in a few eloquet remarks.—
Gov. Swann replied at som length, and
spoke fervently, hopefully arn in a most pa
triotic strain respecting- thoprospects of
his State and those of the ntion. Capt.
Winslow nnd Lieut. Thornto also made
brief addresses.— Phil. Inq.
The Wealthiest Man —Anunl Income
of ss,ooo,ooo.—Alexander TStewart, the
dry goods nabob of New Yrk, has the
largest income of any man inAmerica or
(probably) the world. He ha lately paid
an income tax of $250,000 ! on, net income
of five millions of dollars ! Tis would be
the interest., at 6 per cent., of ver eighty
millions. We know of no casamong the
wealthy men of England that trpasses or
equals this ; and we suppose AL\ Stewart
is the “richest man" living. —Alany Argus.
Igg* About Altoona, Pa., on he eastern
side of the Alleghany Mountain, the deer
have been more numerous this tason than
for many years previous. also in
very tine condition. The hunt's believe
that there has been an immigraon either
from this State or from the imntain re
gions of West Virginia. Theyfind that
the bucks are larger and have ftlers of a
different shape from those usual found in
the Alleghany range in Ponnsyl nia.
Statistics of ODD-FKLLOwsuir-The an
nual report of the Grand Lodg of Odd-
Fellows of Maryland shows that tire are at
present 10,114 'members in the jusdiction,
and that the sum of $61,791 14 as been
expended within the last year, f the re
lief of widows and orphuns and oer char
Pennsylvania Legislature.—'ie Leg
islature of Pennsylvania assembler Tues
day last. Win. J. Turrell waelected
Speaker, and Geo. W. Hammerslclerk of
the Senate. A. G. Olinstead, Sper, and
A. W. Benedict clerk of theHou.
J. A. Packard, of Galenillinoie,
raised one hundred and sixty-fivoales of
cotton this year on a plantation ne Vicks
bnrg. It has been ginned, baled d sent
to New York where at present pres, it is
worth $75,000. Ilia net profit is SO,OOO.
IjgrThe portrait of the woman thkept a
secret is in the British Museum, is said
not to resemble any woman now lug.
Almanac ibr 185.
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uv£y ed the warmest encomiums from thress
and people throughout the Union, as a lia
ble tonic for the cure of Dyspepsia, Flatice,
Constipation, and general nervous debili It i
cannot be approached. Every day nevses
of its great effect are chronicled throupur
principal public journals. There is ning <
equal to the enjoyment to that which theiic
ted experience when using this valuableci
fic. Its mild tone, its sure and vigorous on
upon a disordered stomach, and the clemg
of the entire human body should reeomnd I
it to all classes of our community. See <r
tisement. For sale by druggists and dirs <
generally everywhere. <
Persons suffering with a Cough ore 1
Throat, can havo instant relief, by ig i
DROPS. They are pleasant to take. Chiln 1
will take them" without persuasion after r
have once tasted them. Every person who t
used Vellines’ Medicated Flaxseed Drops- r
they are the best remedy for a Cough ever- s
ken. Try them. Sold by druggists genere j
at 25 cents per box. Prepared and fore c
wholesale and rotail, by B. H. VELLINES,
N. Gay street, Baltimore, Md.
Baltimore, January, 5.
*' FLOUR—Howard Street Buper.sll.]2J@sl 1.25
k “ “ Retailing Extra $11.75
t 0 “ “ Family [email protected])O
n “ City Mills Super... $U0.00(/z,$11.12
n “ Baltimore Family $14.00
i- Ohio Super ." [email protected]*
•< Extra $00.&0@$11.50
“ Family [email protected]
[if CORN MEAL per barrel [email protected]
?s GRAlN—White Wheat 275(3)235 cts.
n Red Wheat 260@275 cts.
to White Corn 163(3)000 cts.
n Yellow Corn 106@168 cts.
ie Oats, (weight,) 93@98 cts.
ie Ry e 165@170ct3.
j. PROVISIONS—Bacon Bhoulder....lf*@lßi cts.
)3 “ Sides COOfg) 20 cts.
Hamss. cured 20Q21 cts.
, SALT—Ordinary brands, fine, $4.25@?4.35
Ground Alum $3.00(<J53.25
Turks Island, per bushel, 00()(5il00
J WHISKEY—(Ohio) [email protected]
' s On the 3d inst., at the Church of the Redeem-
K or Baltimore county, by the Rev. C. Stoko3, Wm.
J- Lloyd, of Baltimoro, to Miss Helen Mar
Ritter, of Govanstown.
d On the 20th. ult, at Hanover, York county,
it Pa., by tho Rev, W. K. Zimber, Miles Davis,
g to 'Miss Susan Rinehart, both of Baltimore
e, county. Md.
e. On tho 30th of December by the Rev. C. 11.
11 Littleton, Joseph Yaundt, of Baltimore city to
Miss Sarah Wheeler, of Baltimore county.
t, On the 25th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Evans. Dan
-11 iel T. Poston, of Baltimore city, to Miss Mary
? r A. Frederick, of Baltimore county,
ut On the 29th ult., by the Rev. J. Edwin Ames,
)r Jacob Armacort, of Baltimore county, to Miss
Ellenora S. daughter of Thomas Bosley of
,p Carroll county.
p On the 29th ult., by the Rev. H. C. Pardoe,
, r Adam J. Stable, to Miss Rebecca Pkasce, all
j of Baltimore county.
Jt On Friday evening Dec. 30th at the resi
dence of her son-in-law. Mr. Hugh Bone, El
l:cott8 Mills Md. Mtb. Marqarkt, Lindsay, in
), the S3d year of her age.
n At Union Plains, near Now Market, on the
v 27th ult., Thomas Holliday Hicks, son of Ja
! r °b and Mary A. Shock, aged 2 years 9 months
and 7 days.
I; ’ Notice. ' ~
- MTMIE members of Pricevillo Draft Club, are
t A requested to meet at Scott's School House
’ in the Bth district, on Monday night next, the
’ 9th inst, at 7 O’CLOCK. Bv order of the
R Dec. 7.—lt* TREASURER.
5 motlcjeT”
* riAHE Orphans Court will not meet on Thurs
■ A day and Friday of each week during the
. term of the sitting of the County Court, the or
i der to that effoet having been rescinded.
Jan. 7.—3 t Register of Wills.
' In an editorial in the Advocate of last week, I
3 stated that an article in the American of the
r previous week signed “ Dreamer,” was written
1 by the authors of “ Working Man,” “Honest
* Hibernian,” Ac. I have since been assured that
, I was mistaken in this assertion, and take this
, occasion to withdraw any offensive allusion
therein contained. " E. F. CHURCH.
5 Jan. 7.—lt
r :
• ,4 LL persons interested in the Draft, resi-
J\ dents of the 11th dislrict, Baltimoro eoun
l ty, are requested to meet ot Joshua Wright’s
• Hotel, on
i Wednesdry, January 11(A, 1865,
i at 1 o'clock, P. M., to adopt measures for reliev
ing tho district from the pending draft by fill
ing tho quota with substitutes. A general atten
dance is moat earnestly requested.
Jan. 7.—lt BY ORDER.
firm of Longnecker k Sons having been
I. dissolved, all persons having claims
against the above firm, of any kind, will please
present them to the undersigned, and all per
sons being in any way indebted either for sub
scription to tho Baltimore County American,or
for advertising, are requested to make imme
diate payment to the above. All persons in
debted to John H. Longnecker for subscription
to, or advertising in the above paper, previous
to November 15th, 1863, are earnestly request
ed to make payment as above. Bills will be
sent to all so indebted.
Jan. 7.—tf.
Dulaney’s Valley and Towsoiitown Turn
pike Company In Baltimore County,
For the fiscal year ending December 31st, 1864,
showing assets and disbursements
for the year 1864.
Cash on band Jan. Ist, 1864 $915 61
Amountof gross tolls received from Jan.
Ist, 1804 to December 31st 1864, was
$1,566 S 4, after paying tbe expenses
of Gate House of sll2 03, leaving a nett
balance of 1,454 81
Paid dividend for 1862 and 1862.. 650 00
Supervisor and Treasurer S4O
each 80 00
Wm. P. Preston, counsel 50 00
Ground Rent 12 50
Advertising 4 00
Internal Rev. tax for throe months 10 80
Refunded to Treasurer 6 00
Supervisor and Treasurer S4O each 80 00
Dividend for 1864 81000
Sundry expenses of the r0ad........579 16
$2,282 46
Balance on hand January 1, 1865 sll7 96
All of which is respectfully submitted,
Jan. 7.—lt.
Of Four Acres of Land on the York Turn
pike, six miles from Baltimore.
BY virtue of a decree passed by the Circuit
Court for Baltimore county, in acasewhere
in James Rogers is complainant and AggjL
George Rogers and others defen
the undersigned asTrus- IllljjfL
r2U*teo, will offer at public sale, onl**ALHB ;
tno premises, on
Tuesday, the 31st dag of January, 1865, 1
that valuable property consisting of FOUR ‘
ACRES of land, more or less, which is described
in a deed from Philip Rogers, Executor of Wm.
J. Govane to George Rogers dated tho 10th of
October, 1808, and recorded among tbe land re
cords of Baltimore county, in liber W,G., No.
100, folio 147, Ac. The said property binds on
the York Turnpike and is situated between the
fifth and sixth mile stones on the corner of Ste
venson’s iiiino. Tho improvements consist of
a DWELLING, BARN and blacksmith shop.— J
The.re are many valuable fruit trees on the place
in good bearing order. ]
The Terms of Sale as prescribed by the decree
are ono-half tho purchase money to bo paid in
cash, and the balance in equal instalments at
six and twelve months from the day of sale.—
The credit payments are to bear interest from /
the day of saie, and to be secured by the notes v
of the purchaser with security to be approved
by the Trustee.
Jan. 7. —ts Trustee.
- - i
rpHIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, that the sub- a
A scriber has obtained from the Orphans’
Court of Baltimore county, letters testamen- t
tary on the estate of " r
late of said county, deceased. All persons hav- a
ing claims against the said estate, are hereby t
warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers
thereof to the subscriber, s
On or before the 7th day of August, 1865 ; ti
they may otherwise by law he excluded from si
all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to c
said estate are requested to make immediate p
payment. Given under iy hand this 3d day
of January 1865.
Jan. 7.—4t* Executor.
- Fifth Collection District of Maryland.
persons indebted to the United States
* J\ upon assessments for taxes contained
0 MONTHLY TAX LIST, now due and payable,
2 are hereby notified to pay the sauio to the un
() dersigned Collector of said District under a com
l mission dated December 12th, 1864. The time
and places fixed for the payment of tbe said
0 SPECIAL INCOME TAX by'Mr. Dawson, lato
q Collector of said District, will be adhered to so
, far as is practicable, and in theeventof a change
.* thereof, due notice will be given.
.' BY DEMANDED, or 1 may be made to the un
derargned, or to ALEXANDER F. GAW, Esq.,
his Deputy, duly appointed,-at the Collector’s
. Office, Main street, EUicott's Hills. Office open
/ daily. GEORGE W. SANDS,
Collector Internal Revenue,
Jan. 7.—3 t Fifth District Md.
-5 A scrihers havo obtained from the Orphans'
Court of Baltimore county, letters of adminis
tration on the estate of
late of said county, deceased. All persons hav
ing claims against the said estate, are hereby
warned to exhibit the same, with the vouchers
B thereof, to the subscribers,
On or before tMe 7th day of August, 1865,
' they may otherwise by law bo excluded from
’’ all bonent of said estate. Those indebted to
0 said estate are requested to make immediate
Given under our hand this 3d day
• of January, 1865.
Jan. 7.—-it* Administrators,
rp HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, that the sub
' J. scriber has obtained from the Orphans’
3 Court of Baltimore county, letters of admin
f istration on the estate of
'* [ate of said county, deceased. All persons hav
-1 ing claims against the said estate, are hereby
warned to exhibit the same with the vouchers
thereof to the subscriber,
On or before the 7th day of August, 1665 ;
they may otherwise by law be excluded from
- all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to
- said estate are requested to make immediate
i payment. Given under my hand this 3d day
of January, 1865.
Jan. 7.—it* Administrator.
This is to give notice, thTTt^TTub
peribera have obtained from the Orphans*
Court of Baltimore county, letters testamen
tary on the estate of
3 of said county, deceased. All persons ha v
ing claims against the said estate are hereby
'warned to exhibit the same with the vouchers
thereof to the subscribers,
On or before the 7th day of August, 1865 ;
they may otherwise by law be excluded from
. all benefit of said estate. Those indebted to
3 said estate are requested to make immediate
. payment. Given under our hands this '3rd
dav of January, 1865.
Catonsville, Baltimore county,
Matthews’ Store, Howard co., Exocuiors.
j Jan. 7.—4t*
J Estray Notice.
t piAME to the subscriber, residing near tbe
► \j head of Bird River, on the road leading to
Win. Y. Day’s. November 10th, 1864. a ’
BRINDLE STEER, about three years
old, with a crop in the left ear and a
in the right. The owner is requested to"cnm3
forward, prove property, pay charges and take
him away, otherwise he will be disposed of ac
cording to law. THOMAS KNIOIIT.
Jan. 7.—3t* -
STRAYED from tho premises of the subscri
ber, about the 24th of December, a , -~
BLACK BUFFALO Cow, whito under rjyw
the belly. A liberal reward will
given for any information that may lead to iTr
recovery. ’ B. 3ADTLER.
Dec. 7.—3 t Lutherville Seminary.
Court for Baltimore county, in equity.
Tho subject of this suit is to procure a decree
tor the sale of certain personal property con
veyed by Frederick Dawson to William C. Moss,
for the benefit.of Dawson’s creditors, in Novem
ber, 1860, and a subsequent conveyance to J. H.
Patterson in November, 1862. The bill states
the execution of the conveyance by Dawson to
Moss, and charges tliatMoss has if holly neglect
ed the duties of the trust, that the trust prop
erty has been loft in tho custody of Dawson,
who is using and disposing of the same at his
pleasure, without accounting to any one, and
that the same is in peril of being wholly wast
ed and lost to tbe creditors. That said property,
consists in part, of farm stock, perishable in its
nature and liable to depreciation in value. That
said Dawßon is utterly insolvent, and that the
interposition of this courtis necessary and in
dispensable for the benefitof tbe condition and
to save tho trust property from waste and de
And the bill further states the execution by
said Dawson of a mortgage of all his personal
property aforesaid, on the farm aforesaid, in
November, 1860, to J. H. Patterson, to secure a
note payable on demand. That the property un
der this mortgage has been left in the use and
possession of said Dawson. That such convey
ance to Patterson was voluntarily made to hin
der and delay this complainant and ot her cred
itors in the collection of their debts against said
Dawson. The said mortgage is expressly made
subject to the deed of trust to Moss. It charges
upon belief that tbe larger portion of the debt
to Patterson has been paid, and that the exis
tence and continuance of such mortgage wholly
prevents complainant and other creditors of the
said Dawson making their money out of the
property of said Dawson, all of which is'cov
ered by" said conveyances. And it is averred
that in using and disposing at pleasure of tho
property thus mortgaged, the same will be whol
ly wasted and lost to the creditors of said Daw
And Hse bill prays, that, the trustee, Wm. C.
Moss, may be required to give bond as such or
that he be removed from the trust and that a
receiver be appointed to take charge of the per
sonal property aforesaid in said conveyanJb
mentioned and for further relief prays than an
order of publication issue against said William
0. Moss, who is a r.on-resident of the State of
Maryland, requiring him to appearand answer
the allegations of tbe bill, ana show’ cause if
any why relief should not 'be granted. And
prays for subpoenas against said Moss, Patter
son and Dawson.
It is thereupon ordered by the Court, this 23d
day of December, 1864, that the complainant by
causing a copy of this order to be inserted in
some newspaper published in Baltimore county,
once a week tor four successive weeks before the
first day of February next, give notico to the
said William C. Moss, to be and appear in this
Court to answer on oath the premises and show
cause if any he has why the relief prayed should
not be granted, on or before the seeond day of
May, next.
True copy—Test:
Dee. 30.—4 t.
Raw-Bone Phosphate,
And Permanently Enriching the Soil.
It Contains the Fertilising Properties of
Guano, Bone, Stable Manuro and Lime.
PRODUCING in many cases larger crops ><*,
fifty per cent, than either of the above a
tides, when used separately.
It is a highly concentrated manure, bei;
made from Bones containing all their origi<
animal matter. No Burnt Bones are. used.
It has been used by thousands of farmer*
this State, with tfrKhighest satisfaction-. It
proved a perfectly rcTflrhlei-übstituto or “
rnvian Guano,” being eufficWiJiUy quid; il
action on the crops, and in all , cas , t<ii^' ir,c
the soil, and it iB permanent in its eufr’trr 1
The demand last Fall was greater than the
supply. It would be well, therefore, for fanners
to send in their orders early, either to the sub
scriber or to any of hr*?agents, from whom cir
culars can be obtained, giving a list of many *
pA’sons who have used it, and certificates.
Price in Baltimore, $75 per 2,000 lbs. Cash. j
"GEORGE DUGDALE, Sole Agent, /
No. 105 Smith’s Wharf, Baltimore.
Ang. 6.—Cm.

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