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Affairs in Maryland.

From the Baltimore papers of the 21th we gather the following.


The prize schooner Beverly--search of a boarding school for Contrabands--1 Portent suit, &c.

Baltimore.--The examination of the case of the schooner Beverly, Capt. Thomas Branch, of Nova Scotia, captured by the United States schooner Gemsbock, on the 3d of October, off the Frying Pan Shouls, near the coast of North Carolina, while attempting to run the blockade, took place before United States Commissioner Ridgley on Saturday, who sent the case to the United States District Court. The vessel arrived in port on Friday, in charge of a prize crew, under Acting Master George W. Donnell, United States Navy. The schooner is of 113 tone burthen, and is valued at $2,500. Her cargo is value at $6,000, and consists of shoes, salt fish, and $2,000 worth of dry goods. The schooner was built in Beverly, Massachusetts, in 1842, for the firm of Foster & Co of Halifax who, it is supposed, still own her. The vessel sailed from Halifax on the 9th of September, and has since been waiting a favorable opportunity to run the blockade, and failed. The captain and crew are at liberty. The vessel was taken to Stewart's wharf, foot of Bond street--Commissioner Ridgely applied to the court on Saturday for authority to move the cargo, the vessel being in a leaky condition. The court stated that the power was with the commissioner to have the cargo secured from damage by storing in if necessary. Mr. Ridgely then stated he would have the cargo removed.

Sergeant Samuel Currey, of Baltimore county, of the First Maryland Cavalry regiment, Col. Creager, died yesterday at the Adams House Hospital, after an illness of about two weeks.

Four runaways, alleged fugitive slaves, were apprehended on Saturday, in the neighborhood of Cockeysville, and committed to jail at Towsontown. According to their statement they are from the vicinity of Wicomico river, Virginia, and landed, from a boat at Locust Point, in this city. They were making their way towards Pennsylvania.

Charles Tilden, of Vermont, private in the Second New Hampshire regiment Col. Fisk, encamped at Bladensburg, was discharged under a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court on Saturday, upon proof of hi being under 21 years of age, and of his having enlisted without the consent of his parents.

Mrs. Rivers's boarding school, near Govanstown, was searched on Saturday for arms The search was made by a detachment of the Provost Marshal's police of this city. It does not appear that anything was found.

Mr. Washington Shipter, formerly proprietor of the Maryland House. W. Baltimore street, died suddenly on Saturday, of apoplexy, aged about 60 years.

Mr. Arthur J Pritchard, of this city, has been appointed an assistant paymaster in the U. S. Navy. instead of the army, as heretofore stated.

Allegheny County.--The suit of the Cumber land Coal and Iron Company us. The Hoffman Steam Coal Company, is before the Allegheny (Md.) Circuit Court. This suit was instituted on the equity side of our court about three years ago, where and in the Court of Appeals, it has been pending ever since.--The case now presents itself to the court on a motion to dissolve an injunction which was obtained in the outset of the case, restraining the defendant from mining and sending coal to market. The bill of complaint of the plaintiff also prays the court to set aside and vacate certain deeds of conveyance of a large tract of land made by the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company to Sherman and Dean, and by them conveyed to the Hoffman Company, upon the grounds of alleged fraud, and for other reasons. The counsel in the case are George W. Dobbin, of Baltimore, and G. A. Thrusion for plaintiff, and Reverdy Johnson, of Baltimore city, Stroughton, of New York, Geo. A Pearre and Thomas Devermon for defendant. This is one of the ablest legal discussions that ever took place in that county, and has engaged the attention of some of the first lawyers in the country. It is not yet finished.

Diphtheria is prevailing to alarming extent in the Grantsville region. In many instances whole families have been prostrated. Many deaths have occurred particularly among the children, but the epidemic attacks indiscriminately both young and old.

John Pannett, a citizen of Grantsville district, some time last week, while engaged in unloading wood front a wagon, fell to the ground, lighting on his head. It was soon discovered that his neck was broken low down towards the shoulders. At latest accounts he was still surviving, but with no hopes whatever of his recovery.

Cecil County.--At the Circuit Court of Cecil county, a few days since, John Bagley, who killed Wm. German, in Hartford county, was convicted of murder in the second degree. Rev. Henry Matthews, pastor of the Elkton Presbyterian Church, has, we understand, resigned his pastoral charge, his resignation to take effect on the 1st of next April.

The members of the County Peace Convention assembled together on Tuesday last, and nominated Gustavus Henderson, Esq., for the House of Delegates in the place of C. C. Brokaw, Esq., declined.

The number of mules and horses at Perryville, in this county, it is said, has been augmented to ten thousand. It requires 60 tons of bay and 3,000 bushels of oats to feed them each day.

Charles County.--The following has been nominated by the Southern rights party in Charles county, Md. viz: For Senate--Col. J. W. Jenkins. For House of Delegates--Dr. Thomas A Carrico and Peregrine Davis. For County Commissioners — Samuel Hanson, James H. Neale, James W. Burch, Samuel D. Davis, and Mason L. McPherson. In the same county G. D. Mudd consents to run as a Union candidate for the House of Delegates.

Anne Arundel County--The Peace party of Anne Arundel county have nominated for County Commissioners--1st district, Allen Marriott; 2d district, Eli Lusby; 3d district, Horace Tydings; 4th district, Allen Warfield; 5th district, Rezin Hammond; 8th district, Jas Deale, of James. Annapolis, Passmore McCullough. For Sheriff. Wm. Bryan. For County Surveyor, John R. Woodward.

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