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THE SPIRIT OF DEMOCRACY.
WILLIAMS k WEST Proj-uiktopb J RU.K- Y f L14A MS Em a A union of hearts, & union .of Tuads, A union- that none nvty sever ; A union of lak.es, a union of luivds, Tiie Ameicas Union foric .eu." this union as IT was, ANDjThe Inauguration Services in THE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS " I hoJiJ th-st TUIS Government jrnR mada on the WHITE BASIS, by WHITE MEN, for the iTKKriT of WHITE MEN and their POSTERITY forever." Stk fhen A. Douglas. Don't fail to read the Inaugural Addresses of President Lincoln and Vice President Johnson. They are a disgrace 1 to our nation. The pretended sanctity of the one ia not a whit better than the drunken maudlin of the wther. The Abo Ktien papers denounce Johnson's bar angue most violently. Enco n raging Si iwegewai' fon The " Visible-Ad ii ix ti re Hefealed. Law ' The Abolition Legislature of thie State j has repealed the law prohibiting mulat toes from voting. Nobody is surprised. It was to be expected- The natural af fection of men for their offspring would prompt them to repeal it. Besides the tendency of that law was directly to dis courage miscegenation. Under it the ''im proved race " were debarred from becom ing the governing race, and might as well be unadulterated ebony as the improved mixture. But now our statutes furnish ample encouragement to the intermarrying of the races. When an Abolition swain goes weoinc his "dusky Arabcller " he can give her substantial reason for accepting hia heart and band in preference to his rival, the coal black Cuffec. Cuffee may rave in important rage, and pull his kinky hair about this unfair and ungenerous advantage being taken, but he must bear in mind that "all ia fair in love and war.' Poor Cuffee. A voice is heard in Cheese dom. It is Cuffee mourning for his Di nah, and refusing to he comforted because the Abolitionists have robbed him of her. He can now only look on from a distance with envious eyea while an Abolition leg islator usurps hia wonted place, and basks in the sunshine of '.he witching smiles of his loved and lost Dinah. I Thus under the benign influence of our Abolition administration, in one or two generations, the whole of the ' richer col ored race " will b,ee,ome bleached, and the masculines will be independent citi zens, voting the Abolition ticket for the Met reason that many others bow do "because daddy does." This Spring wo will have oar last white election until the Democrats are again in power. Until that time the judges of elections are to be provided with a chunk ef charcoal, ad when a man applies to vote they rab it across his face, and if the mark is not white bis vote is accepted. Never Say Die.'' Two or three of our exchanges contain paragraphs denouncing the policy of dis banding the Democratic party. Who is in favoi ef such a mad project? We will say te oar cotemporaries that if they are troubled with men afflicted with this disorder, send them for a week into the atmosphere of Monroe county. We will warrant a permanent cure of the worst cases in seven days. Down here in ibe " Old Banner " we propose to do pre cisely as we bare been doing for ten years ast increase our majority at least a hundred yearly. " Senator Wade, in speaking of Lin coln's project for allowing one tenth ef the people of a State to organize and rule Ike other nine tenths, says: "A more absurd, monarchical and anti Awcrican principle was never announced on God's earth." Well said. The following gentlemen have been mentioned as suitable candidates of the Democratic party for Governor: Hon. Geo, H. Ptndleton, Geo. W. McCeek. Geo. W. Morgan. William Allen, Allen G. Tharmaa. , . .. tfBt Oar Abolition Legislators are down on the word " white." Whan they Sad it in our laws or Constitution they rear anil eharge like a mad bull at a red Murder in Cambridge Ohio. -Mr. Job P. Cook, JJeputy Provost Marshal for Guernsey county, Ohio, was murdered in Cambridge laet Sunday evening. The cicnmdtarii oh ptf re these:. About eight okk m th evening, a stranger called at M r. Cook s ,Uoe and asked if be was at home. Mrs. Cook :eplied that he was in .the hack .yard and would soon be in, whereupon the tnan sat. down to wait for J Mr. Cook. After a few momenta, he said aomeihin;: about ticing his herae and went out. Ba.i-.ina around the corner of the house and down an alley, to the back yard and called Mr Cook answered and advanced toward the j fence where the stranger was standing, when the latter, without further parley, shot hint through the heart, causing in stant dcatk. The murderer then ran down the alley and was joined by an accomplice whs bad been concealed somewhere on the premis es, and they esenpea together, on foot, across the tieldt The alarm was soon .spread througtuiut Ilia town and a num ber of men Raited in pursuit. The crim- inula were tracked some distance from .town and flip pursuit was renewed yester day morning. We learn that lapt evening there was a prospect et their speedy cap ture. It is thought that the murderer is a deserter from the nrmy whom Mr. Coek h id arrested and sent to his regiment. Keg inter, Mitr.:h 7 th. Washington Ykstekday Th In augural of President Lincoln Vice-President Johnson, Ac. Washington, March 4. The proces sion reached the Capitol at about 11:40 A. M., escorting the President elect. At a subsequent period the President and Vice President, together with the Jus- t'('C8 of the Supreme Court, members and -rs of Congress, Foreign Min- isters and other persons of distinction. assembled in the Senate chamber. There the Vice President elect took the eath of office, preceding it by an address. (Chief Justice Chase administered lha o.-'th of office on the eastern portico, j.when the President delivered his Inaugu ral Addre There was a verv laree attendance and the scene was one of marked interest. Tne President's Inaugural. Fellow-Citizens : At this second ap pearing to take the oath ef the Presi dential office, there is less occasion for a.n .extended address than there was at the first. Then, a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seem ed fitting and. proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, during which public declarations have been constantly called forth, on every point and phase of the great contest which still absorbs the attention and engrosses the energies of the Nation, little that is new could be presented. The progress of our arms, upon which all cle chiefly depends, ia as well known to the public as to myself, and it is, 1 .trust, reasonably satisfactory and encour aging to all With high hopes for the future, no predietbn in regard te it is ventured. On the occasion correspond ing to this four years ago all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war. all dreaded it; all sought to avoid it; while the Inaugural Address was being delivered from this place, de voted altogether to saving the Union with out war, insurgents were in the eity seek ing to destroy it without war seeking to dissolve the Union and divide the effects by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came. One-eighth of the whole papulation were colored slaves, not distributed gen erally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful in terest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union by war, while the Government claimed no right to, do more than restiict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither party ex pected for the war the magnitude or the duration which it has already attained. Neither anticipated that the cause ef the conflict might cease, ovea before the conflict itself might cease. Each looked for an easier triumph and a result less fundamental and astounding. Beth read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the Other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let as judge not lost we be judged. The prayers of both should not be answered. That of neither lias been answered fully. The Almighty has His own purposes. Woe unto the world because of its offenses, for it mast needs be that effeases come, but woe unto the maa by whom the of fense comet h. If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of these offenses which in the Providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to bath North and Soath this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense come, shall we discern that there is any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to bias? Fondly do we hope, fer vently do we pray that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away; yet, if God wills that it continue uotiJ all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hun dred and fifty years ef unrequitted toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years age, so still it most be suid that the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous, although with malice taward none, with charity for all, with firmness ia the right, as God gives as to see the right, let us strive to finish the work. W e are to bind up the nation's wounds and care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphans, te do all which may achieve and cherish a just and last ing peace among ourselves, and with all nations. From the Ohio Statesman. The Installation ot Vice-President Johnson ---His In augural Address. On the 4th inst., at 11:45, Vice-President Hamlin escorted the Vice-President elect into tne Senate chamber, and a few moments afterward Messrs. Seward, Stanton and SpeRD entered, and seated themselves to the left ot the chair. The He came judges ot the Supreme Court entered im Cook. ! mediately afterward and seated themselves 10 tlie Tlt of the chair. At 12 o clock, Mr. Hamlin briefly ad dressed the Senate, thaukint: the mem bers for the kindness aud consideration that had bees shown to him on all occa sions. SJ'EECH OF VICE-PRESIDENT JOHNSON. Mr. Johnson, before taking the oath of office, made a short address, which, as in the case of Mr. Hamlin, was nearly inaudible; owing to the want of order which prevailed among the women in the galleries. It is characterized by the 'loyal' press as "a shameful and an inco herent speeeh, te listen to which even the most ardent supporters ef the Administra tion felt it a disgrace. " To be plain, the new Vice-President, who was elected by the party of "great moral ideas, in the interest of God and Humanity,'' is said to have been quite drunk on the occasion mere is the speech: By the cheiee ef the peoplo, he said, he had been made presiding; officer of this body, and, in presenting himself here in obedience to the behests of the Constitu tion of the United Statos, it would, per haps, not be out of place to remark just hero what a striking thing the Constitu tion was. It was the Constitution of the people of the country, and under it, here to-day, before the American Senate, he felt that he was a man and an American citizen. Me had a proud illustration of the fact that, under the Constitution, a man could rise from the ranks to occupy the second place in the gift of tho Ameri can people and of the American Govern ment. Those of as who have labored our whole lives for the establishment of a free Government knew how te cherish its great blessings. He would say to Sena tors and others before him to the Su preme Court, whieh sat before him, that they all get their power from the people of this country. Turning toward Mr Chase, Mr. Johnson said, Aad your ex altation and position depend upon the people. Then turning toward the Cabinet he said, And I will say to you, Mr. See rotary Seward, and to you, Mr. Secretary Stanten, and to you, Mr. Secretary (to a gentleman near by sotte voice, Who is iecretary of the Navy? The person ad dressed replied in a whisper, Mr. Welles) and to you, Mr. Secretary Welles, I would say, you all derive your power from the people. Mr. Johnson then re marked t at the great elemeut of vitality in this Government was its nearness and proximity to the people. He wanted to say to all who heard him in the face of the American peoplo, that all power was derived from the people. Ho would say, ia the hearing ef the for eign ministers, for he was going te tell the truth hero te-day, that he was a ple bian he thanked God for it. It was the popular heart ef the nation that was beat ing to sustain the cabinet officials and the President of the United States. It was a strange occasion that called forth a ple num like him te tell such things as these. Mr. Johnson adverted to affairs in Ten nessee, and the abolition of slavery there. He thanked God Tennessee was a State in the Union and had never beea out. The State Government had been discontinued for a time there had been an interreg num, a hiatus but she had never been out of the Union. He stood there to-day as her representative. On this day she would elect a Governor aad a Legislature and she would very soon send Senators and members of Congress. Mr. Johnson then took the oath of office, and Mr. Hamlin declared the Sen ate adjourned sine die. Skimmed Milk Legislation. The Seneca Advertiser, in its last issue, gave to its readers the following editorial: In order te give oar readers some idea of the manner in which the Abolition Legislature of Ohio spend their time and the money ef the people, we would eall their attention to a certain bill that passed the House of Representatives, and is uow before the senate. 1 be bill was intro duced by a Mr. Woodbery, of Geauga countj. It proposes to assess a fine of twenty dollars upon every person who shall sell or offer to sail "skimmed miW or who shall retain that part of a milk ing called "strippings." It passed the House in that shape. When it came be fore the committee ef the Whole in the Senate, several amendments were offered, by Democrats, one of which was, to in sert after the word " milk " the follow ing: "Or milk that was milked on Sun day, or by any slave or slaves, contrary to the late amendment of tho Constitu tion of the United States." Coming from a disloyal Bource, the amendment was voted down, of course. Another Demo crat moved to strike out the letter " g " in the word "strappings," so as to give it a true Western Reserve twang. When the bill was afterwards reported back te the Senate, Lang, of Senoca, moved to insert a tew section as follows: "Sec. 3. All fines collected by virtue of this act, shall be paid into the Treasnry of State for the use of the Ameriean Colonization Society." Mr. Gunckel, from Montgomery, moved to amend the amendment by striking out American Colonization Society," and inserting in lien thereof "The Vallandigham fund. ' Mr. Lang accepted the amendment and the Senate refused to adopt the section, but referred the bill to tho standing com mittee on Agriculture I "This is the way the cern went," as Governor Medill used te say. At a time like this, when the atoms of war shriek around your dwellings, and the Provost Marshal raps at every door for conscripts; when sugar, eoffee, tea, butter, pork and beef are strangers on the poor man's table, when taxes are piling up mountain high and the nation's future looks dark, one hundred and thirty grave and sage legis la tors spend time and the people's money over 'ekinimcd milk." h STATEMENT Of the condition of the various funds for State, County and Township purposes, remaining in the Treasury of Monroe County, Ohio, on the 6th day of March 1865. STATE FUND ' To j.mount collected on duplicate of 1864 'To principal ot UmttuMt 16 due State '.To cash fioin Treasuiorol Stale Total . CR. By County proportion ef Volunteer Rel'of Fund 11,718 60 0 By CouuLy proportion of stale Common Schools t,663 60 0 By interest Section 1 J due County 2,224 06 0 By Treasurer's mileage B tlanoe in Treasury SCHOOL FUND DR. To balance in Tieasmy 1,C$5 62 9 " State Common bchool fund from State 8,553 60 Interest Section 16 fund from State 2,224 00 0 " " collected by Treasurer 319 69 2 " Rent from Section 16 collected by Treasurer 23 76 0 " Nett Township School fund collected by Treasurer 4,346 SO 8 Total. By State Com. School orders deposited with " Township " " ' State Com. School oi dors ' Section 16 " Township School " ' Balance in Treasury ALLOTTMENT FUND To balance in treasury Since September settlement Total By orders redeemed and deposited w th Auditor By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Balance in treasury MILITARY RELIEF FUND To balance in treasury , Received from State Fob. 1865 , Total Ty orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor COUNTY BOUNTY FUND To balance in troasurv To amount collected on duplicate of 1864. Total By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Total Balance in treasury COUNTY DEBT FUND To balance in Treasury , " Amount collected on duplicate of 1864..., Total . By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor " " " Total Balance in TroaRur COUNTY EXPENCE FUND To balance ia Treasury ' Amount collected on duplicate of 1864.. ' Nett amount collected on day book... . Total CR. By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Dec. 1864. orders " " March 1866.. Balance in Treasury COUNTY BRIDGE FUND To balance in treasury " Amount oolleeted on duplicate of 1864. Total , CR. By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Deo. 1864.. By orders redeemed and deposited with Aaditor Maroh 1866 . Balance in treasury COUNT x ROAD FUND To amount collected on duplicate of 1864. By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Maroh 1866 TOWNSHIP SCHOOL-HOUSE FUND DR. To balance in treasury t. " Amount collected on duplicate of 1864 Total . CR. By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Deo. 1864 Bj orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Maroh 1866 TOWNSHIP EXPENCE FUND To balance in treasury " Amount collected on duplicate Total. CR. By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Deo. 1864 By orders redeemel and deposited with Auditor March 1865 TOWNSHIP POOR FUND To balance in treasury. . By amount collected on duplicate of 1864. Total . CR. By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Deo. 1864 By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Maroh 1865 TOWNSHIP DEBT FUND To balance in treasury " Amount collected on Daplioata. . Total , By ordprs redeemed and deposited with Auditor Deo. 1864 14 13 7 By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor March 1865 682 v8 7 TOWNSHIP BRIDGE FUND To amount collected on duplicate Total CR. By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor March 1S65. ... 44 88 INFIRMARY FUND To amount collected on duplicate of 1864 Total 3y orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Deo. 1864.-. . By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor March 1866. Overpaid at Septembe Settlement 1864 Balance in treasnry SPECIAL SCHOOL-HOUSE FUND To amount collected on duplicate of 1864 CR. By orders redeemed and deposited ith Auditor March 1866. C. M. 19,832 82 0 319 45 3 2678 28 0 22,83 55 3 20 00 0 22,511 10 0 319 45 3 17,151 88 9 CR. Auditor Dee. 1864 " 1864 " March 1866 " - 776 80 158 31 2 8,563 60 0 2,3C 67 1 4,346 30 8 16,134 69 1 DR. 57 26,420 1017 19 8 00 00 26,457 00 CR. Dec. 1864.. . Aarch 1866 6,818 00 0 18,682 00 0 25,700 00 0 757 00 0 DR. 405 11,713 84 0 60 O 12,119 34 0 CR. Deo. 1864. . March 1666 405 84 0 11,713 60 0 12.119 34 0 DR. 4,248 06 1 2,164 78 6,402 84 CR. Deo. 1864 M arch 1866 1,740 66 6 1,339 49 5 3080 16 0 3,322 69 7 DR. 796 89 2,960 61 2 74 40 9 CR. Deo. 1864.. 218 47 0 646 0 8 Jbarohl866. T66 S7 6 2,982 03 1 DR. 233 6,364 802 6,889 HP 9 2.178 76 0 2,743 99 0 4,922 75 6 1,967 14 9 PR. 1,993 76 9 2,246 76 6 4,240 92 9 690 68 0 47f 17 0 1069 75 0 3,170 77 9 DR. 784 S9 784 9 CR. 322 2,518 09 12 DR. 8 c. m. 2,640 21 3 122 09 6 2.616 12 3 2,640 21 9 20 05 7 1.617 90 2 1,537 95 9 20 05 7 1,617 90 2 1,637 9a 9 8 25 4 135 S4 0 DR. PR. 143 50 4 8 26 18r 34 143 59 4 DR. 14 13 .682 08 696 22 4 CR. 696 22 4 DR. 44 88 S 44 88 3 44 83 3 1R. 2,201 CR. 67 0 2,201 67 O 51 1063 3 28 81 00 1,648 09 553 4" DR. 2 65 1 2 6: I 2 66 I S 6"1 l CORPORATION FUND To amount collected on duplicate of 1864. Total By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Overpaid September settlement MILITIA FUND To 1-ia'anre in treasury amount collected by Auditor. Total . By orders redeemed and deposited with Auditor Balance in treasury TOWNSHIP ROAD FUND To amount collected on duplicate of 18G4. Total By orders redeemed and deposited with Aud. March 1865 2Gf5 63 0 TOvtaip"BOUNT? FUND DR. To amount collected on duplicate of 1864 18,t9' 03 1 Total CR. By orders redeemed aud deposited with Aud. March C5 10,196 03 1 SCHOOL TK AC U ER:S INSTIT UTK FUN D DR. To balance in Treasury 36 59 0 CR By orders redeemed and deposited with Aud. Dec. 1864 38 34 0 Overpaid Balance of Funds Remaining State Fund Schoo, Fund Allottment Fund County Bounty Fund " " Debt " Expence " Bridge ' " Iairmary" " Militia " Overpaid Teacher's Fund. Balance Notes remaining in Treasury. March 15, 186531 GEN, SHERIDAN. The Success in the Vallev. ay Rumors About Geu, Early. j New York, March 8 The Herald's City Poiut correspondent, writing on the 6th, says there is no longer much doubt, of bhendans movement up the valley I having: been crowned with complete sue I cess. 1 lie concurrent tesumoney oi an deserters and refugees to-day from Ord's right, north of the James, to Meade's ex treme lett beyond Hatcher s run, soutn, of Petersburg, is that he surpprised and encountered the rebel troops ander Early i una rraynesooro, uoany uiiuwaj uciween jStantou and Charlottesvill, utterly rout ing and captanug tho entire torce, and peaaence ot tne oourederacy will be se securing, among the prisoners the doughty cared. Gev. Yance is now active at work general" commanding. It is admitted by j i sy, n rallying the people aad or the rebels, acuordiug to stories ef deser- ' ganizing resistance. It says Grant has irs, to have been the most overwhelming I stripped every section of the country affair of the war in proportion to the nd Western Virginia has not men numbers engaged. Very few details have ' enough to prelect his generals while sloep hfen obtained bearing a stann of relia- ! ln?- bilitv, but the whole region is represen- ! ted as being unprepared for his suddon j advent, and the rabels as fleeing in every ' direction. Scuts report Sheridan in Stanton on Thursday. The capture of Early oecHrred the next'day, By Sat urday Sheridan would be ia a condition to puih for Lynchburg. The Tribune's Washington special says: It is reported from Hancock's head quarters at Winchester, that Sheridan has Early's commaud, but that Early is net captured. GENERAL SHERMAN. Rebels Evacuate Florence. Sherman Compels the Evacuation of Florence, S. O News from Late Richmond Papers. Washington, March 8. An extra Re publican just issued, says officers of Gen. Schofield's army, who arrived here this morning from Wilmington, state that when they left that place on the 1st inst., deserters and refugees who came into our lines that day reported that Sherman, by a Hunk movement, had compelled the rebels to evacuate Florence, S. C, and was moving in the direction of Fayette- ; ville, N. C, wbieh is in a direct route te ' either Goldsboro or Kaleijrh. Richmond papers ot the 28th of Feb 1 ru;ir) say tho YaBkee prisoners have all 1 bren sent from the camps near tit is place to Northeast Bridge, tor the purpose ot being exchanged. Many others from Greensboro' and Salisbury have passed through here fr the same destiuaiiou. All tho Federal prisoners in North Caro lioa are to be exchanged. We presume the exchange will be completed iu a lew days. The Raleigh Conservative closes an arti cle on Sherman's movements as follows: But what will be the result of his pres ent expedition, time will ouly determine, : and the people ef the whole country await , the news that will solve the problem with intense anxiety. New York, Mareh 8. The Raleigh, X. C , Journal ef the 2d says: As the train left Wilmington, our Whitworth battery, planted at the head of Market street, was firing upon tho enemy, who had appeared upon the causeway upon the western side of Cape Fear river. Their main advance was then checked at Alligator Creek. Some few skirmishers pushed forward bat were driven off. It is believed that Hapgood's brigade, with the exceptieu of the 7th battalion, ha been captured. Some accidental ease" may have escaped. They probably have They were on the west side of the Cape Pear. The ether troops are ou that side. The Richmond Whi'j of the 3d alludes to Sherman's operations, and indulges in the hope that if our plans are not Unvaried, our abla Generals and brave tmops is that quarter will be able te bay him or send him howlinc to the rr. It , the tcport brought Sex. $ c. x. DR. 547 76 2 647 76 2 CR JUareh 1864,. MB S 40 2 3 0 647 76 2 DK. .T.'O 54 41 46 4 884 87 JO CR. Afarch 1665... 22i 65 0 226 64 PR. 266 63 0 266 63 0 CR. 266 63 0 10,196 03 1 H.19 36 59 . 18 34 0 1 75 0 in the Treasury. 319 45 3 1017 19 8 757 00 0 3.322 69 7 2,982 03 1 1,967 14 9 3,170 77 9 553 47 3 4.198 22 0 18,198 00 0 1 75 0 18.196 25 0 711 00 0 HOEFFLEB, Auditor, M. C. O. r -- the small force left by him at Columbia has been expelled, be true, then theie pulse in front, should he suffer sacu, would probably render his affairs desper ate in the extreme. But we will Dot speculate farther in regard to matters which must cease to bo matters for mere speculation soon. The phaioud Dispateh of the 34 8ag- A tel m from Fayettevin, 0, the . ... advanced in that direction from Wilmini:- ton. We have nothing from Sherman. He is supposed to be still in the mud of Soath Carolina. New York, March 8 The Richmond Enquirer of the 30th has a long article showing that Sherman and Grant are to be beaten in detail, and then the inde- Richmond papers are confident in the belief that Grant will move the moment the ground will be sufficiently hard to permit him te do so. They say he baa everything ready for an advaaoe. Our forces are kept watching nightly for Seinmea on the James, while the reb els are kept active watching for desertion from their lines. A portion of the New York 12th cav alry and one company of the 1st North Carolina mounted infantry surprised aad captured a company of rebel soldiers near Greenville, N. O, and thea dashed into the town, destroyed commissary stores and captured other prisoners. Steamer Sunk-The Fire at C'alre. Cairo, March 6600 bales of cotton passed to-day for St. Le ais. The Memphis and Yicksburg packet James Watson, laden with Government freight, a large number of passengers and 86 soldiers, sunk 12 miles below Napo leon en the morning of the 2d. Over 30 lives were lost, including Adams Expre messenger, 20 soldiers, and several ladies and children. The Captain of the boat and Mate were saved. The steamer and cargo are a total loss. Nine buildings were burned last night, involving an estimated less ef $150,000. The principal losers wore Martin Welsh, elothier, $24,000, insured for $8,00; Dan Able & Co., grocers, boat store, $ 17,000, insured for 20,000; John Clancy, produce dealer, $20,000, insured for $5,. :00; P. T. Mitchell, liquore, beat stores, 550.000. insured for 57,000. 150 bales ef cotton passed for Evane- villa, Capture of Fart White. Piiii-aoklphia, March 6. The trans port Massachusetts has arrived aud re ports that our naval forces captured Fort White, a splendid work, meatfting seven teen heavy guns, jast below Georgetown, S. C. The sailors and marines landed and took possession of Georgetown. The rebel cuvalrv charged on them m the less of several killed, wounded and pris oners. Our loss was one man. Admiral Dahlgrea's flag ship, the Har vest Moon, an her way down, was sank by a torpedo. All handa war saved ex cepting the ward room steward. The Cleveland Herald saya : "It strikes us that if the Legislature adjourns over every third week, from Fri day morning antil Tuesday morning, tho members should be as band promptly at the hour for re-assembliag. Almost in variably, however, there is aa quorum on Tuesday morning, and this week, wa notice, there wao no quotum during the day. We rather think the batter way ia to, pay eur Legislature by the day for, say, n huB'l-ei d.vys, aad then atop their 14- ! liana'' u by telegraph that j