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THE SPIRIT OJP DEMOCRACY.
WILLIAMS & WEST Proprietors JKUK. WILLIAMS,.. Ewtor. - . "A union of hearts, a union of hands, A unin that none mny sever; A union of lakes, a union of lauds, The Asiucan Union forever."' "THE UN TON A 8 TT WAS, AND TftE CONSTITUTION AS IT IS 1" M I hold that wiia Govct nment was mads b the WHITB BASIS, by WHITE MEN, for the benefit of WHITE MEN and their POSTERITY forever." Srs phei A. Douglas. Hesertera, and those Ab ta sent Without Leave. We publish elsewhere a 9retamac-ion hf. President Lincoln, offering pardon to all deserters who shall return to their re giments and companies before the 10th f May and serve out their terms. We earnestly urge all who aie absent, with out proper leave from their icgimeitts, to avail themselves of this offer. It will sew them from the shame of Wing branded as deserters ; and it may save them an ignominious punishment: There ia no doubt that after the 10th of May rigorous measures will be adopted to ar rest and punish all who are absent with out leave; and those who have wilfully neglected to avail themselves of this par don will be punished without mercy. We urge this upon those interested solely; tot their own credit and their own welfare. The friends of such absentees should use every effort to induce them to return to their duty before they are drag ged to solitary confinement, or to labor with a ball and chain, by a Provost Mar ls guard. The Way It Is Done. Convicting men before a military com mission has been reduced to a very rim pie system : In the first place, men arc tried by shoulder-straps instead of law8 and judges, and these are carefully se lected for their unquestioning subservi ency to Mr. Lincoln. The testimony is furnished in this way ; A gang of Abo lition brawlers avril themselves of every opportunity of denouncing Mr. A as dis loyal. These same scamps arc called as witnesses before a military commission and swear that Mr- A has the reputation, in his neighborhood, of being, a disloyal man ; whereupon Mr. A is sentenced to a vear or two of hard labor in some bas- ' 'To such a condition has the "best and freest government on earth " been re duced by the rule of Abolition fanatics. Frpm being far in advance of all the world, four short years of mad fanaticism have dragged us back, until the rights of citjzeua are less secure here than in most ( the monarchies of Europe. Stamps on Df.u. It has been de filed by the Supreme Court ef this State that the seller of rear estate post pay for the stamp on the dcd, because he is re quired te affix it to the document. This is a matter of eonsidr ruble importance, a tht Cost of stamps is one dollar upon taen thousand dollars of the purchase money, and where heavy sales are made, the stamp is a considerable item. , fa Til REE Cent Pu: is A Jaw was passed during the closing hours of the kale seaai. of (Jorgre to outhoriae the coinage f three pent pieces, to be eom Mgd, of copper and oickel. The law also provides that the three cent pieces shiili Le U-gal tender to the amount of sixty cents, aud that the one and two cent eefyper coin shall be legal tender to the amount cf feur cents. It also prohibits Mre rje ot any paper fractional currency below the denomination of five cents jietifcly,'the new paper three cent fes, being illegal, must be withdrawn It limtl hi mi circulation. .Ij5t& Van Eman', a sheep dealer, from WashHPfgt-ceunty. l'a.. sold ten sheep, jetd,J W. II. Cochmu. f Dar tite5tro.Yed by the Philadelphia ras valuod at $5,000, and the loss by fire is stated to be f 500,000. Twenty bodies have been recovered 11 of one family. I fifff, G'evernar has appointed Johiv "W -i; kail, Eq., of Athene count j, to iiil the vacancy on the Supreme hepcb, ptca- Jb)JttfU)yt the. zesigeatLon of Judfee Ban- VX.W1 ii 41,0 dead What 1 Disloyalty? T the trial of the alleged Chicago cepiraiors, J adgs Drummond, of the United States District Oeurt, for the j Nerthern Diatriotof Illinois, was called at a witness by Judge Morris, one of the defendants. In his creea-examination by the Judge Advocate, he gave a definition ef disloyalty, which, coming as it does from au administration maa, exhibits a soundness ef judgment, clearness of ex pression, candor aud honesty very praise worthy. Every Administration man who- as pires to ha anything more than a ranting demagogue, bliwulii carefully read Jwdgc Drummond' testimony, and then as care fully abstain from denouncing men as disloyal, when in ninety-nine cases omt ef a hundred tin charge is false. Every Dentserat ahoeld carefully read it, te the end that if he be accused ef disloyalty, he may ha better able to put his accuser te shame, if tnere be shame in him. We give only such part of the testi mony as hears directly upon the point of disloyalty : Q. By Judge Advocate Please state whether the Opinion yoa have given as to Judge Morris' loyalty, is not a matter of your owu conviction rather than that of his public reputation? A. it is necessary to discriminate in relation to that term. There are a groat many men in our community, as there are here, who charge every one who happens to differ with any measure or policy of thu Administration with disloyalty. There are many men ia Chicago, for in stance, who might call Judge Morris dis loyal, because he denounces the Presi dent for various proclamations that he has made; but when you come te the true definition of loyalty, I do not know that by any intelligent man he would be charg ed as disloyal. Q. Do you define disloyalty as synon ymous with treason ' A. N sir ; I do not so define it ; I do not think disloyalty can go so far. Q. Have you net been a Democrat? A. No sir, I was a whig before you were bom. I never affiliated with the democratic party in the slightest. Q. Did you vote for Mr. Lincoln ? A. I did, sir, in IStUJ and 1864, I am a war man, from the beginning I have been opposed to all compromise, and have believed that this matter never can be set tled except by force, by war. Q. Did Judge Morris hold the same views ? A. No sir; I do not think he did. I think Jud"e .Morris has been a man of of peace; his opinion has been that the matter ought to be settled by peace, by compromise; and I believe that a loyal man may be in favor of peaee. Q. Peace at all hazards ? A. I think that a man who is con vinced in his owu mind that this country can never be united by war, may be op posed to war, aud still be a loyal man. Q. That does uot quite meet the ques tion. I want to knew, if, with your esti mate of loyality, you would admit a man to be loyal who would consent to peace on the teruis of separation from this trovern ment; would you class such a man as loyal or disloyal t A. 1 understand loyalty to consist in obedience to the Government and the law. I can only repeat what I said before that if a man is convinced in his own mind that by war this country can never be united if this is his honest conviction he may be in favor of peaee and still be a loyal man. Supposing we are at war with a foreign nation, it would not be pretended that a man might not be for peace and yet be a loyal man; if he Was satisfied that the continuance of the war would only add te the expenditure ef treasure and blood, and be of no benefit te the country, he certainly eonld be an advocate for peace and still be a loyal man. So it may be, I apprehend, in the case of the rebellion, that if a man is satisfied in his ewn mind that his country cannot be united by war and perhaps there is no man who has not, at some time during the past five years, had doubts forced upon his mind he may be in favor of peaee, and yet be a loyal man, Q. Under that rule would not every soldier in the rebel army be entitled to be called a loyal man? A. No, sir. Q. Does he not honestly believe that by war this country cannot again be uni ted? A. These rebels, I have always main iained, took up arms against the Govern ment without any cause. No wrong had been done them by the Government; no right of property or person had been vio lated. They own obedience to the Gov ernment and to the law, and when they toek up arms they committed treason against the Government, they, therefore, subjected themselves to all the pains and penalties of treason. It is difficult for me to understand that their position is precisel y similar to that of a man of peace who believes that a continuance of the war will end in the rupture and dismem berment of the country. My answer, therefore is, that rebels in arms are not loyal, but I can understand that a man ef peace may be loyal, though opposed to the further prosecution of the war. Q. it then occurs whether such a man i 's loyal to the Government? A. I think if a roan obeys the laws, and is obedient to the sanctions and man dates 4' the Censtitution, that he may be in favo of peace, that he is net a disloyal man. Q. But sapposing he is in favar of j peace and separation? ,.;,. 7 ST S m , r J o wr4iauuii ia a ilieloyal man, But I am- speakig of a man who is passive, who is agoo4 citizen, obeying the law., and who is giving no aid it 111 ' .L I i f ID II'' 1 ( H A-TVl i-ftl ,,in , i ana comiort to tne enemy. Q. But suppose that a citizen advo cates that terms of peace should be made with tho rebels on the basis of separation docs not every man who acts upon such a conviction take one from those who would subdue the rebellion, and to just that extent weaken the Government ? A. I have no doubt that ail those man . A . , 1 J do, toa certain, extent,, weaken the-adjmia- istratioo in tht prosecution of the war. I have always teen oppesed to such men, bat at the same timo I do not consider that it imy province to charge men with dtslnvaUv. siraulv because of a certain fcf ich may have entered, their minds. " The prosress of our arms, upon which all else chiefly depends, is as well known J eijjyqly repulsed with heavy loss. His to the public as to myself, and it is, i; dead and badly wouuded were left upon trust, reasonably satisfactory and encour- j tne field. We also took several hundred aging to all. With high hopes for the I prisoners. Our loss small. Gen. Couch future, no prediction in regard to it ie j ;8 ouy twelVe iles from KinatoB, to venturcd." Lincoln Inaugural. night, and will be up early. This is Mr. Lincoln's oracular style of j In the mornin-g we took prisoners from savins what one of his colored relations ; would have said in this way: " Bressed am day dat expeck nuffin,for day aint a gwine to be dUappinted." A9The style of asking a man to drink in Washington is to Bay: " Will you step np and vote for Andy Johnson ?" The title of Andy Johnson's office is very appropriate vice President. An Appeal. Governor Andrew, of Massachusetts, publishes a special appeal to deserters, in which he says : I avail myself of the earliest opportunity after the proclamation of the President, in this public manner, te advise all persons liable to the charge of desertion to ac cept at once the President's offer of par don, to report themselves immediately to the nearest Provost Marshal, to return te duty and obedience, to relieve their repu tation, to proteot themselves against pun ishment hereafter and save from certain forfeiture their precious rights as Ameri can eitizens. X appeal to the neighbors and friends of all such deserters, espe cially te the mothers and wives, who have heretofore invoked se often my advice and interposition, earnestly counseling them, both as a magistrate and a man, to enforce and persuade the absent to return and seek the shelter, pardon, honor and happiness which now await them under the Union flag. Sad. D. E. Bivens, the poor wretch who deliberately murdered his wife, father and mother, in Michigan, a few weeks ago, instead of occupying his mind with matters suitable to his case, seems to be studying and planning how he ean make the most money out of the morbid curiosity created by his unparal leled crimes 1 To this end, he adver tises that he is engaged in getting out an autobiography, to include a full account of his iife, all the circumstances of his murders, Ac, &c. It is reported that he has applied to Barnum to buy the cloth ing in which he murdered his parents and wife An Adrian paper publishes a card signed by him, warning the public against purchasing certain photographs of him, because he is about getting out some " ccnnine ones, taken with the clothes he had on at the time of the mur der." He also says he will soon have pictures of both hi wives, and advertises for agents. President's Proclamation. The President of the United States of America nas issucu tne iouovvins procla- mat ion: Whereas, The twenty-first section of the act of Congress approved on the 3d instant, entitled "an act to amend several acts heretofore, passed, to provide for the enrolling and calling out of the National forces, and for other purposes," requires that, additional to the other lawful penal ties of the crime of desertion from the military or naval service, all persons who have deserted from the military or naval service of the United States, who shall not return te said service, or report them selves to a Provost Marshal within sixty days after the proclamation herein-after mentioned, be deemed and taken to have voluntarily relinquished and forfeited the right of citizenship, and their right to be come citizens, and such deserters shall be forever incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under the United States, or of exercising any of the rights of citi zens thereof; and all persons who shall hereafter desert from the military or na val service, and all persons who, being duly enrolled, shall depart from the jurisdiction of the district in which he is enrolled, or go beyond the limits of the United states with the intention to avoid any draft into -military or naval service duly ordered, shall be liable to the penal ties of this section, and the President is hereby authorized, and required forth with on the passage of this act, to is?uc his proclamation, setting forth the pro visions ot tnis section, in wnicn procia mation the President is requested to noti - fv all deserters, returning within sixty days as aforesaid, that they shall be par doned on condition of returning to their regiments and companies, or te such other organizations as they may be assigned to until they shall serve for a period ot time equal to their original term of enlist ment. Now, therefore, be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the Uni ted States, do issue this my proclamation as required by said act, ordering and re quiring all deserters to return to their posts. I do hereby notify them that all deserters who shall within sixty days from date of this proclamation, viz: On or be fore the 10th of May, 1865, return to ser vice or report themselves to the Provost Marshal shall be pardoned on condition that they return to their regiments and companies, or to such other organizations as they may be assigned to, and serve the remainder of their original term, of enlist ment, and in addition thereto, a period equal to the time lost by desertion. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto a I J. . I - - x u -v I' n,.- Unid States to be affixed. Bone at the Marcb, in the vear of our Lord 18i5, ih of the Independence of the United States the eighty-ninth. By the President,! ABRAHAM LINCOLN. W. H. Seward, Secretary of State. The Cincinnati Gasfilte breaks eut in wrath against Andy Johnson, and de-. mands that he resign. br of. don't let him resign. We have trietf the party so ber, let's try it drunk, and see if it will not dn hotter. Louisville Democrat. THE WEWS. The following official dispatch vras re ceived at the War Department on the 12th iust. from Gen. Schofield :. Wrse's Fork, Marat 10, To Lieutenant Genera) Grant: The ensm-v mu.li hft.ivv lit tack Unnn our conU. "d left to-dav. but was de- JjCU ana me wart s corps. xncy say mail iitu cuipa are ueie, auu iu rcaii ui .TnVl n"?frntVa urmvr it Mimifi LbignedJ J . n. Schofield, Major General. The steamer Chesapeake arrived at Fortress Moroe on the 14th, having left Wilmington on the 11th, bringing the first definite intelligence respecting the movements of Sherman and his forces. On the morning of the 11th inst., scouts from Sherman reached Wilmington, with news that his army had reached Fayette ville, N. C, and were encamped in its immediate vicinity, quietly resting, pre paratory to another march northward. The New York Time's army correspon dent says rebel deserters report that Sher idan captured Lynchburg after a short battle. The gold medal ordered to General Grant, by resolution of Congress, was presented to him on Saturday. The exchange of prisoners at Varina, under the recent arrangement, is pro gressing rapidly, and several steamers are en route for Fortress Monroe, loaded with exchanged Federal troops. It is reported that Sheridan has moved from Columbia to join Grant, by crossing James Paver and the South Side Railroad A movement by the Army of the Po tomac, it is said, will soon take place, as soon as the weather is fine. Treasurer McCulloch states that dur ing the next three menths large quanti ties of cotton will reach the North. The War Department has received ad vices that Schofield had ocoupied Kins ton, N. C. on the 13th inst., General Bragg and his army retreating. The Richmond Enquirer announces the failure of the scheme to trade tobacco for bacon. Two hundred thousand pounds of tobacco, part in Fredericks burg and part on its way to that place, intended to be used in the transaction, was captured, and no bacon substituted for it. Subscriptions to the 7-30 Loan Philadelphia, March 12. The sub scriptions to the 7-30 loan, received by Jay Cooke, on Saturday, amounted to $3,641,009 ; $1,000,000 from New York, $200,000 from Cincinnati and $150,000 from Carlisle, Pa., in single subscriptions, and also $1,S33 from individual subscrip tions of $50 aud $100. The total sub scription for the week is $21,092,100. It is stated that Gens. Fitzhuprh Lee and Cheatham have been sent from Ala bama against Sherman. These command ers expect to form a junction with Har dee from Charleston, but other advices say that Sherman hurled a few of bis brigades back upon Cheatham's column, and completely crushed it. Johnston is supposed to have made the attack in front and was defeated. The pay of Andrew Johnson, Briga dier General, Military Governor and Vice President cleet of the United States, has been stopped, at the request of the Quar aiaster General, until he renders to the Quartermaster's Department the returns and accounts required of him by law, and the regulations for duty in that office. The bogus Legislature of the bogus State of Louisiana has ratified the bogus amendment to the abolishing slarerv. Federal Constitution Sylvanus B. Ilance. of Illinois, has been confirmed by the United States Sen ate, as Consul of the United States at Kingston, Canada, vice Joshua R. Gid dings, deceased. George J. Wordwell, a Maine Yankee, has projected a machine for quarrying! stone by steam. With it two men and a j uuy can uo ino worn oi miriy-six men. Ti me, labe-r, material, and half cost are saved by this invention, which is in prac tical operation at Sutherland's Falls, Vt. Arrest of Bounty Jumpfks and Stbstitute Brokers. Seven hundred bounty jumpers and seventeen substitute brokers were arrested yesterday at Ho- boken, hew lork, after having enlisted at a uogus recruitrng omce. J ncy were all put in irons and sent to Governor's Island to-day, the 12tfi. The Herald prints a letter from Sher man to Wade liampton, statins; that in eonspq.aeuce of foraging partita bavins; been murdered by the rebel ul'iev being captured, and labels attached to their bo dies of Death to all foragers," that he has ordered a siniHar narnber of prison ers iu our h:-,3ds to bs ei'ip.ised of in like inanuer, and that he holds 1,000 rebel prisoners and can stand it as long as Hampton, The rebel General re sponds and says that he kntiws nothing nt' such lanrdeFS. and that for every sol dier execuK'4 by Sherman, he will exe cute two Federals, picking cot officers as the first victims, ami makes a long "tory short about the barbarities alleged to be practiced by XheTuian's army, and con cludes by stating he shall hold &t pr??--oners as hostages lor those ordered to be executed by Sherman. Tm: Gold M.uikkt. The downward tendency of guld still continues in New York, the effect of the military news. On the Hili inst. tho lowest point reach ed wa? ?l 71 : but subsequently it ral lied to $1 7-1$'. New YoiiK, March 10. Major-General Whitney, rebel prisoner, died at Governor's Island fo-day. The force sent from Baton Rouge by General Herron has occupied' Ciintou and Jackson, wirh a loss of ten or fifteen . l . ... nr .... killed and wounded. Generals Crook and Kelloy arrived at Forties:; Moni'j'j on the lGth, having been ex. 'ha n ted. Corruption in Align Places'. Htm Prisoners of War ate Discharged An Inmate of the " While House. " Sell Presidential Favors Fifty Dol lars Paid in Hand the Price- Letter of Mr. Emerson Etheridge of Tenner see How the Fraud SYas Exposed. From the Washington Constitutional Union of Friday, We call the attention of our readers to a communication from the Hoh. Emerson Etheridge, of Tennessee, calling attention to the new mode of obtaining the release on parole of prisoners of war from con finement. The facts disclosed are cer- tainlv of an astoundimr character, and ! well werthv of earnest consideration. i There are thousands of anrinns nartiea I in the nnuntrr to whnra th. snhipnt is one of the mpst absorbing interest, and they cannot but feel the most intense indigna c i i - . i ! tion upon learning that the levying of black mail is carried on so openly beneath the eaves of the White House. The mat ter should be at once examined into, and this foul reproach instantly removed. The President owes it to himself and to the country that this imposition upon his benevolent credulity should be promptly checked and severely punished, else " copperheads " will be liable to think there is collusion somewhere. HOV? PRISONERS OF WAR MAY BE DIS CHARGED. During the present week a young gen tleman from Gibson county, Tennessee, eame to this city, for the purpose, if pos -sible, of procuring the discharge of five prisoners of war at the military prisons in the North-west. He brought letters to the Hon. L. Anderson, of Kentucky, invoking his assistance. This morning Mr. Anderson started him to the Presi dent with a statement in the following words and figures : PRISONFRS OF WAK. Benj. Bobbitt, Camp Morton. S. D. Anderson, Camp Morton. A. V. Alford, Camp Morton. W. L. Eastwood, Camp Douglas. Jas. F. Thomas, Camp Douglas. I am not personally acquainted with the above named persons, but they are recommended by ten true men (with whom I am personally acquainted) as proper persons te be permitted to take the oath and return home. From the recommen dations and information received, I ask the President to permit them to be re leased on taking the oath of December, i 1863. Lc. Andkrson. In the forenoon of to-day the young j gentleman referred to, appeared at the President's with this paper, and asked to be permitted to present it. lie was in formed by C. O'Leary, who is in charge of the door of the President's office, that : he could not be permitted to enter. Sub sequently. upon being informed of the J object of the call, he was taken aside and j told by O'Leary that if he would pay him fifty dollars, he (O'Leary) would . take charge of the papers and prwture ! the Presidents order for the release of! the prisoners ; that otherwise he would have to remain for many days without ; any probability of having an interview with the President. He saw two other i persona, on a similar errand, pav money , M. " . - to O'Leary, and saw the desired pa aers,;;Tiie Aew -""SCriptiOH Law. few minutes afterward, given by O'Leary to such persons. The young gentleman had but little money at the hotel ; noth- ing like that amount with him. He ivt't the papers, however, with O'Leary. and reponeu me jacw aoove recneo 10 me. I went with him immediately to the President's house, intending to plav a simple and rustic part. With some dim culty I succeeded in disarming him of all suspicion, and arranged with him to pay the fifty dollars so soon as the President's order for the discharge ef these prisoners should be handed to the gentleman above named. O'Leary promised to meet him at his room at the National Hotel (taking the number) at precisely 3 o'clock to day, when he was to bring the order of the President for the release of the pris oners, and receive the amount stipulated, r remained out of sight until the order for the discharge of the prisoners was de livered and the money paid. Just as O'Leary was bowing himself out 1 inter cepted him, forced him back into the room, denounced him ns swmd pr m( caused him to surrender the nrnnov ftl.ir ty dollars,) that being the amount which he had agreed to take fiaallv because of the assurance that nothing would be ad yanced for two of the prisoners, and the inability of the gentleman to pay more for the others. The order of tho President for the re lease of the prisoners is written on the paper whieh was signed by M-r. Ander son, and is in the follcwiag ttord3 "Let these men take the oath of De cember 8, 1863, and be discharged. Feb. 3, 1&65. A. LiNcor.." Jnst as O'Leary Was faking his leave he gave to his supposed victim bio ad dress, and urged him to imform tho rela tives and friends of prisoners of war. that they could have them released l'roftri j eonfinemtnt by applying to him and Div ing ten dollars in each case. He gave hi address, which I have ia bis owu hand writing : " C. O'Leary, Executive Man sion, Washington, D. C." I make this matter public from motives of humanity. During the last ye.ar I have made many applications for tba dis charge of prisoners of war upon the terms mentioned in the above order of the Tie ident, but in no iustance have I bee suc cessful, I have often written to the menus and bindred ot prisoners Ibat ;W..re the same shall have taken place, there was no end to their captivity but iCaUM3 tlJ be mustered into the service peace. I rejoice, however, to be able at 0f the United Sfafes, ssch number of re last to inform those who feel an interest ; Cruits, not subject to draft, as they y iu the matter, that a cheap and expedi- ' deem expedient; which recruits shall uuus lemeay is witnin tlicir power. i Loininiisiencrs oi ixchanire uiav dii- gree, but ten dollars enclosed to ' tf. .iuw.c on, repawn?. or s0 manv ot them as mav be drafted, to lOVy V. 0. will restore any repentant the osten't of t.ic number H' sa-b re rebel to the bleiugs of freedom and the tT,T;t.s ad ; the order defunated bv the "vwvv - r.M. ifrnrr.jooe, Washington, D. C, Feb. 23, 18G5. - r T?ik Buffalo tbmrier tralv says rJwttifc Audy Johnson to- travel with him ''the fcehag in the countrv is too seriowa- to seek expression in rockets amd fire- crackers and bunkwrni speech.?.'' It the Administration and its friends want te see a iiiasmiScent, heartfelt and spontaneous lonnoation ot tne people, let them give us i'eace 1 LATEST NEWS. Official War Bulletin. dispatch from sheridah. WAsBisotos, March 17. To Major General Dix : Major General Sheridan reports, on the 15th inst , from the bridge of the Rich mond and Ficdcri''kburg Road across the South Anna River, that having de stroyed the James River Canal as fat to the east as (iooehland, he marched up to the Virginia Central Railroad, at Falls ville, anil destroyer! it down to Beaver Dam Station, totally destroying ntteen miles of the road (liin. Ctrstcr was then sent to Ashland, nnd Ceneral Devin to the bouth Anna t.:jnao nit bridses, all of which have been destroy ed. General Sheridan says that the amount of public property destroyed in his march is enormous. The enemy at tempted to prefent his burning the Ceu tral Road Bridge over the South Aaaoa, but the 5th United States Cavalry charg ed up to the bridge and about thirty men dashed across on foot, driving off the en emy and capturing three pieces of artil lery. 20-pound farrotts. Signed U. A. DANA, Ass't Sec. War. THE EXPEDITION FROM BATON ROUGE FORREST AT MACON WITH A LARGE FORCE. Baton Rouge, March 9, via Cairo, March 15. The cavalry expedition sen from here by Gen. Herron has been heard from. They occupied Clinton and Jack son, La., after some heavy skirmishing, in which we lost ten or fifteeu killed and wounded, inflicting a loss on them of 30 or 40 and some prisoners, including two officers. The roads over which our forces passed were in a terrible condition, and bridges had to be built over nearly every bayou. A rebel lorce is concentrating at Liberty under Generals fledge and Scott. Our cavalry was under the immediate com mand of Generals Bailey and Davis. Information received from Meridian states that Forrest was at Macon last month in command of about 15,000 men. Great activity prevailed in that Depart ment, and Forrest was rapidly adding to the efficiency of his forces. SCHOFIELD AND SHERMAN. New York, March 17. The Herald's Newbern correspondence of the 13th sayE General Cox's total loss will not exceed. 1,000, The rebels lost double that num ber in one day. A rebel surgeon reports Sherman south west ot (jroldsboro. and he was marching with one wig toward llaleigh, the center toward Go!dboro, and the right wing further cast, with the roads good, and no rain lor four days. Gold Closed at 1G4.J on Saturday the IStb. st. Patrick's celebration. New York, March 17. St. Patrick s day was finely celebrated to-day. The procession of Irish societies was five or six miles in length, and of a very impos ing appearance. j .'' i w i PrJTOSt 5Iars,,:lf Gcncral Fr7- on Fri' ssucd rn official form the new con sci iptfon law. The following will be rond to contain all of its important pro- vihiuiis ; 1 Section fourteen declares that hereaf ter rll persons mustered into the mili tary or naval service, whether as volun i teers or ctherwise, shall be credited to the State, and to the ward, township, precinct or other enrollment sub-district where such persons belong and have an i actual residence, it such person have an j actual residence within the United States, and where such persons were or shall be carolled. j The fifteenth section provides that in oroputing quotas heieaf'terf, credit shall i be given to the several States, districts .tnd sub-districts for all men furnished by them respectively, and not heretofore : credited, daring the present rebellion, ! for any period of seTvicc of not less than ! three months, calculating the number of 1 days for w,"t,h ?uch service was furnished ; a,,d red,,cinS the sarae to years provid i ed ,bat such crcults sba11 B(rt D PplMi to the call for additional troops made by the President on tbe 21st day of Decem ber, 18G-I. The sixteenth section allows a roan drafted for one year to furnish a sobati' tutc for three years. The seventeenth, eighteenth trnd nine teenth sect'rors reTate to the punishment j lor enlisting. dtfserJefs, insane per. ons, i Section twenty prwtjdeff flijrt in case ' any substitute shall descn from the rmy, and it .-hall appear byefiefcnte Mrtrsfiyr tdrj to the Secretary of War, that the part' furnishing such substitute eball have in any way, directly or indirectly, aided or abetted! snti deserter, or to have I been privy to any intention on the part j of sOch BUbstilfete to desert, then such ! person shufl be immeuiately placed ( in tnel i r w y , smt shall serve for tne period for which he was liable t3 draft, snob set i vice to commence at the date of descf- : lion of such substitute. ' Section twenty-third is in full as fol lows .' 1 "-And lr it further cnochtl, Thaf a Jry .person or persons, enrolled in any sub Jk'mtrirt Isa7. sifter ttufi f lri!f nit .,,,,1 , ,-.rt,v,t nr thn mhmi thus ; .,u;.. tlim i k. .Uot..,i ;n o.i .L..11 j be taken as substitutes for saeb persons. j pnnctpai ui the time such recruits thns, as aforesaid, mustered to. A Stout that John 15. Gongfe has en- i ,,s u "living examine rf the effects of drunkenness, in illustration of the dis tihWehEerl orator- temperance lectures, 's without foundation. N. Y. World. w-o. tne urait comiv.encea in New Voik on the 14th ;nt. Administrators' Notice NUk- is hereby given that the under s'.ijn-ii Wtsie appointed Administrators on the 2ot)i day of June, 18G4, by the Probate Cbart of Monroe conuty, Ohio, of the estu'.e of Win. U. David, duvua.ted. KLIZABKTH AVl9. .NO. Jf. BURKHRAD, .March 22, 1 PCS Swpd. AdmVa. Attachment Notice. Burdoa Gihbobs, pPtff, Before J. J. Hard. J f . , i . f vi auimi ip.f HOB W. S. Thomas, deft. J roe connty, Ohio. On the 8th day of March, A. D. 1865, said Justice issued an order of attachment in thn above action, for the sum of Two Hundred and Sixteen Dollars and Ninety. two Cents. BURDON GIBBONS. JWarch 22, lc5 Gtpd. Administrator's Notice. The subscriber was, on the 14th day of March, I8CS, appointed by the' Probata Court of Monroe County, Ohio, Administra tor of 'he Estate of Hamilton H. Elliott, deceased. THOMAS GRIFFITH, March 22, 1865 3w. pd. ' Adm'r. 1 FIXK SPANISH EWES. will offer at Public Vendue, on the 23rd day of March, Sixtt Head Fine Spanish Ewes, together with OF other Stock, and Farming utensils. J Ool All liABiMJba. March 8f 1865. Legal Notice. BENJAMIN RING, a non-resident of th State of Ohio, Wilt take notice that oa the 11th day of March 1865, F. A. Lamping filed a petition in the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe Connty, Ohio, against him, asking judgment on a promissory note for the som of $113 with interest from September 27 1S62, and fer the sale of lands to satisfy said claim. Suid Rintr is required to answer said petition on or before the Third Saturday after the 19th day of April 1866. F. A. Lamping. March 15, 1865 6w. Facts About the 7-BOs The Advantages tbey offer. THEIR AfiSOLUTK SECURITY Nearly all active credfts are now based on Government securities, and banks hold them as the very best and strongest investment they can mak If it were possible to contemplate the finan cial failure ef the Government, wo bank would be any safer. If money ia loaned on individual notes er bond and mortgage, It will be payable in the same currency as the Gnvernment pays with, and no better. The Government never has failed to meet its en gagements, and the national debt is a first mortgage upon the whole property of the country. While other stocks fluctuate from ten to fifty or even a greater per cent, Gov ernment stocks are always comparatively fism. Their value is fixed and reliable, be yond all other seenrities; for while a thou sand speculative babbles rise and burst, a a rule they are never below par, and are often Bbove. Its Liberal Interest The general rate of Interest is six per cent, payable annually TuU is seven and three-tenths, payable semi annually. If yon lend on mortgage, there rimat be a serening of tftles, lawyers' fees, stamp duties and delays, and will finally havo returned to yon only the same hind of money jon would receive from the Govern ment, and less of it. If you invest in this loan yon have no trouble. Any bang: ot. banker will obtain it for yo without charge To each note or bond are affixed five "coupons" or interest tickets, due at the expiration ot each successive half year. The bolder of a note haa simply to eat off one ef these cou pons, present it to the nearest bank or Gov ernment Agency and reoeiVe his interest; the note itself need not be presented at all. .Or coupon thas payable will everywhere be equivalent, weea due, to money. If you wish to borrow ninety cents on the dollar upon the notes, yoa have the highest security in tbe market to do it with. If you' wish to sell, it '.rill bring within a fraction of cost and interest at any moment. It will be very handy ttf have iu the house. It Is Coxvkr'fibi.k into a six per cent gold bearing bond. At the expiration of three wears a holder of the notes of the 7.30 Loan has tbe option of accepting payment in fall or oC funding his notus in a six per cent gold interest bond, the principal payable in not less than five, &or more than twenty year from its date, as the Governmtnt may elect. These bonds are held at eneh a premium a to niaxe this privilege now Worth two or three per ceit per annum, and adds se much to the interest. Rotes of the same class, issued three yars ago, are now selling, at a rate that fully proves the correctness of this statement- Its Exe.mpTios From 6'tatb t) jtfr.NU h al Taxation Bat aside from all the advau 'ages we hare enumerated, a special Act of Congress exempts all bonis and Treasury notes from local taxation. On the average this eeuiptvm is Worth about two pr cent, per annum, according; to the rate of taxation iu various parts of the country. IT IS A NATIONAL SaVliKJS BANK.-while th.s loan presents great advantages to large capitalist, it 6Hers special inducements te ibonn who wish to make a safe aud profitable investment ot small savings. It is in every VViiy .,1 savings' jja.nk; for every instie tunon ot tii KiiKt must eoineuow invest its deporrru ruiitably iu ordrr ts pay interest aud expeuses. Tbey will invest largely iu this loan, as the. best investment. Hut fiout the giuss interest whieh they receive, they luiut d-eiluet largely for the expenses oftiie Hank. TLeir usual rate of interest aliened ! le ciepositors is per cent, upon tuu over u tfwiii fn... .. .... $5UU. The person who invests directly with with Government wili receive almost M per ceirt. more. Thus the man who deposits $1000 in a private Savings' Bank receives :0 doliats a year interest; if he deposits the same uui iu this Nation! Savings' Bank he receives 73 dollars. Kor those who wish te find a safe, convenient, and profitable mean of investing the surplus earnings which they lurit reservea lor ineir oia age or tne ueuenv of their children, there is nothing which pre sents so many advantages as this ftauena- Loan TliK HKiBKST MOTIVE. The- wat is evi. deuily diHwing to a close, but while it taste ihe Treasury must have money to meet ite cost, and every motive that patriotism can iu- inspire shonld fndwco the people to supply its wants without delay. The Government can buy cheaper for cash in hand than on? credit. Let us see that its wants are prompt' ly and liberally satisfied. JVew York Examiner. (jQAil kinds ol Produce fca- ijkcn iu exchange for this paper