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WTT,T,1 AM .t WKST 4iopRitTORS Mitliorjjinp the -fwployniont of oegr J KR K. Wl I.U ..d ft F.WTOi! 4oldiw. It is ut probable that th Slaves a Soldiers. I TUE SEWS, The TtheA Congress has passed the kill V will. SB i- t'li 23, JS63 I y2sSf i ff i 1 f f t 1 - ... ' A union of henrrs, a union of hands, A union is il none mny sever; A uni n of hikes, a union of lands, The AM7.icA.Ti Union forever." TH.K UN TON AS IT WAS, AND TH K CONSTITUTION A3 IT IS I" " T hold tVie THlfGovctnnient was tnado on the WHFF BASIS, t-v WHITE If-Kt, f-.r the benefit of "WHITE MKN and their POSTERITY forever." SiR jMikv A. Dotr ,.. OOT Oil Leases fer sale at this office. Pi ice 10 cent. 1 he issuing of passes to civilians to viU ;he Army of the Polonjac, is sus pended. t& tlgh Mcl'ullough, the present Secretary of the Treasury, is said to have done the finaoceeriwg which made the In diuna bauks successful. ie rebels-will derive truieh tnefit from this source, if any at all. The law was pass ed toe.IaAe to afl'ord any time for drilling i or dfeeipHniog thr-ra for the spring eam-Dai-n. It does not cive them their free- jdota, whieh is regarded by some of the j rebel lenders as fatal to all hopes of mak ing reliable soldiers of them. We do not believe the addition of two hundred thousand negroes to the rebel arnv villi add imoh to its strength. The negro soldiers in the Union army, petted, praised and favored as they have been, jhave no where accomplished anything that would have made a reputation for white tvowps. TLey are a lower race of men. than even the Mexicans, and are not as good soldiers. If we of the North had sent white sol diers, in place of the negroes who encum ber our armies, Richmond would have been in our possession long months ago. Neither the North or the South 'will ever owe its succes to negro troops. The introduction of slaves into the Southern army, will present a strange phenomenon. The people of the .North will be laving down' their lines to secure the freedom of the slaves, while these same slaves will be laying down their lines to perpetuate their own slavery. The philanthropists of the North, in their burning zeal for the welfare of the slaves, will be slaughtering these same slaves to the very utmost of their power , while tbeii suit hearts are bleeding, and their bowels of coin passion yearning over the sufferings of the slave, they will be running him through with a bayonet, or blowing him into fragments with a bombshell. 9ST The gold panic voutiuuea in New York, aud the Meek market is overbur dened With seller., and the prices are fall ing heavily. $&" John P. Hale is to be Minister to Spain. It is hinted that it is for the pur pose f silencing his denunciations and expositions of the corruptions of Lin coln's officials. Hon. John P. Stockton has been elected to the U. S. Senate, from New Jersey. He is a Democrat, and takes the place of Ten Eyck, Republican. What Jeff. Davis Thinks of the Prospects ul the Confederacy, LFTTKR FROM O.EN. SIIERMN SUSPEN SION OF REBEL PAPERS Til CAPTURE OF CIlB.W AN FAF.TTEVlI.f.K. War Ikpai:tjibkt, ) Washinotok, March 16. To Major General Dix : The following dispatch has been re ceived this evening at the Debarment : City Post, Jfarch !(5. Hon. C. M. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War: I am just in receipt of a letter from Gen. Sherman, dated the 12th, from Fay critevillc. He describes his arniv as in fine health and spirits, having met with no serious opposition. Hardee keeps in front, at a respectful distance. At Co lumbia he destroyed immense arseuals and railroad establishments, and 43 can non. At Cheraw he found much ma chinery and material, including 25 can non and 3,600 pounds gunpowder. In Fayetteviile he found 20 pieces of artil lery and much other material. He says nothing about Kilpatrick's defeat by Hampton, but the officers who brought the letter say that before daylight en the 10th, Hampton got two brigades in the rear of Kilpatrick's headquarters, and surprised and captured all the staff but two officers. Kilpatrick escaped, and forming his men, drove the enemy with great loss, recapturing all he had lost. Hampton lost 86 left dead on the field. Signed J U. 8. GRANT, Lt. Gen. Another telegram from Gen, Grant's headquarters reports that the daily Dis patch fs the only paper issued to-day in Richmond. It says : The Dispatch is published this morning on half a sheet only, because of the fact that all the em ployees, printers, reporters and clerks are members of military organizations, and wore called out yesterday morning by the Governor to perform special service for a short time. But for the kindness of a few friends, who are exempt from service, and who volunteered their aid, the half- eaf presented would of necessity have been withheld. In a few days at farth est our forces will return to their posts, when we hope to resume and continue uninterrupted eur full sized sheet. There is no other news of moment from any other quarter. Signed (J. A. Dana. The editor of the New York 7mes. Henry I. Raymond, baa been drafted. As he is a violent war man. be will doubtless hire a substitute er escape to Canada, Hon. John W. Okbt, for many years Judge of tho 8th Judicial District, is about to enter upon the practice of law in the various courts of Cincinnati. Judge Okey, during his long term of ser vice in Eastern Ohio, has won ''golden opiqions from all sorts of people," as an apright Judge, an able lawyer and an honorable man. So much esteemed was ho by iho people, that there was no op position to his re-election in 1861. He possesses a wonderful knowledge of the law, and is always ready to decide any question that may be raised. We predict j power to avert the calamities which me . A. - A 1 1 , tl 1 It The Richmond Enquirer of the loth contains a special message of Jeff. Davis to the Tebel CoDgTess. That body was about to adjourn, but Davis urged them to continue in session, as " the events of the last three or foT mouths had so materi ally affected the state of the country as to evince the necessity of further and more energetic legislation." The follow ing extracts exhibit his views as to the condition of the Confederacy : t Recent military operations of the en emy have been successful in the capture of some of our seaports, and in devasta ting large districts of our country. These events have had the natural effect of en couraging our fees and dispiriting maijy of pur people. The capital of the Con federate States is now threatened, ami it is in greater danger than it has hereto fore been durine the war. The fact is stated without reserve or concealment, as due to the people whose servants we are, and in whose courage and constancy en tire trust is reposed ; and as due to you, in whose wisdom and resolute spirit the people have confided for the adoption of the measures required to guard them Irom threatened penis. " While stating to you that eur coun trv is in danger, I also desire to state my deliberate conviction that it is within our FURTHER ABOUT SHERIDAN. At Frederick Hall Station a dispatch from Early was found, saying he was about to attack Sheridan's flank with 209 men, at Goochland, but he was too late by twenty-four hours. Two days were ocoupied in destroying the Central Railroad, the next move was to the Fredericksburg road, marching to two crossings of south Anna. One was found defended by infantry behind earth works. A charge was made, and the reb els scattered and their guns were cap tured. Custer moved towards Ashland Sta tion, and, on tho way, beard ot .arly again. He promised a furlough to tho man who captured mm. lhey pushed on with cheers, and Captain Burton, of staff, having the swiftest horso, got up with Early s Adjutant. .Burton, think- ng that it was Early, demanded his sur render , his auswer was a shot that wound ed his horse, causing him to fall, fasten ing the Captain to the ground. Early but was fanally lorced to that he will obtain as hiuh a reputation at the bar as hs ha already obtained on the bench. During tho co-miug summer the Judge will be engaged in tho preparation of a " Digest of the Laws of Ohio," a work for which ho is eminently qualified. He may be found at the office of Judge holson, on Third street, and wc advise our readers who have law business iu Cin einnati to give him a call. Guernsey'Jef I'ersonyon. We sincerely regret that Judge Okey is to withdraw from, the bench, to which he was an ornament. It is. not too much to say that, in legal attainments, he has no superior on the Common Picas' Bench of Ohio. Ue possesses a legal mind Maturally fine and vigorous , to this, with j unusually good facilities, lie ha-s added all that patient and persevering industry coiiUi bring. Ho possesses a funJ of well digested legal learning, which places him amoag the very best jurists of the State. Exchanged of the 77th. Tbo fol lowing are among the exchanged of the 77th O. V. V. I. Most of them are now at home. They were imprisoned iu Tex as for a term of ten months, t 1 rom their accounts they appear to have suffered iess from starvation than the prisoners east of tho Mississippi, but fully as much from exposure: Company ASergeants Christopher Black, Joseph H. Baskirk ; Corporals Hamilton Dillon, Sylvester D. Spear, Lewis Lyeks, Aaron Jackson ; Privates Wm. II. Allen, Mortimore Buskirk, Wm. Brown, Christihn F. Bridegroom, Daniel Bishop, Wm. H. Byers, Jacob Dstw, Wnr, W. ehels, Levi Fox, Chae. fisher, Mitchell L. Fisher, Chas. Gil more, Augustus Gilmore, Charles Grim, Thoi. Grim, Samuel Heath, Jno. Heath, Joshua Jackson, Jacob Holler, John W. JJoyd, Frederick- LrsikaTt, Robert Jt. Mitchell, John Marshall, James MeMil len, Henry Roth, Jonathan Rees, James 31. Snively, Richard Shaw. Frank Tavis, Nathaniel Traux, Seth L. Ward, Daniel S. Williams. Cuxpaxy I-Sergoants W. W. Bur Jas. Spcnce, James Hartshorn, Peter Dailey; Corporals Martin Cline, Allen Wheeler; PrivateeFrederiek Atkinson, David M. Baker, Wm. H. Barnes, James W. Dawpon. David Eddy, Israel Erley. David M. Flowers, Joseph B. Givens. John Godfrey, Henry Hendlon, Jefferson Long, .Pbhri W. Law,. Thomas Oliver Isfiah Rogers, George W. Rouse, Samuel Springer, Joseph H. Thomas. naco us, and to secure the triumph of the sacred cause for which so much sacrifice has been made, so much suffering endur ed. so manv orecious lives been lost. This result is to be obtained by fortitude, by courage, by constancy in enduring the sacrifices still needed ; in a word, by the prompt and resolute devotion of the whole resources -of men and money in the Confederacy to the achievement of our liberties aud independence. The legislation which he deemed 0 important to the Confederacy was, first a change in the impressment law, so as to 'authorize the seizure of supplies without making; navment at the time. This he ssvs is an " absolute necessity." Second ly, a law repealing class exemptions Thirdly, a law suspending the writ of ha teas corpus. He then adds " Having thus fully placed before you the information requisite to enable you to iudiic of the 6tate ot the country, th dangers to which we are exposed, and the measures of legislation needeu lor avert ing them, it remains for me but te invoke your attention to the consideration those means by which, above all others wo diet hone to escape the calamities that would result from our failure." First among these measures be places "the necessity for earnest aiad cordia co-operation ot all departments ot th Government; and, next, that Congress shall adopt bold and enorgetio legisla tion ; and, finally, that the members, af ter the adjournment, shall make their voices heard in cheering and encouraging the people. Notwithstanding the earnestness with which Mr. Davis urges this " prompt and energetio " legislation, the rehel Congress defeated every one of the measures whieh he deemed of such vital importance. The prospects of a speedy independence of the Confederacy cannot, therefore, in the opinion of Mr. Davis, be very cheering. little or nothing from the effect of their long march from Winchester. About 300 rebel prisoners are at the White Hou?e, toirotker with some 3,000 negroes, who followed our troops as they passed through the country. A large number of prisoners wore cap tured during the raid, but owing to the rapidity of bheridans movements, many oi them had to La abandoned, and others made their escape, ov-in.g to the relaxed . . i I. i. j vigilance oi tlieir guards, wuo were giaa to get rid of theiu. The entire cavalry force has erossod to ! the h' ath bauk of "the Pamunky River, ttlKJ ra now engagea in reeruumg, pie paiacorv to now movements. Tho rebel General Longstreet, with his corps, is reported to bo lurking in the vi cinity of the White House, io- on the evening of the arrival ot Sheridan at that place, frequent skirmishes ouccrred bet ween his advauced pickets, and unknown small squads of the enemy, who appeared to bo prowling about for reconnoitering his forces. Newrern, N. C.j March 18 10 A. If. Parties who have arrived here from General Sherman's army, say that: We shall bo able to join hands with him to morrow or next day. One of them says: Sherman walks over the course as fear lessly and unconcerned as a giant among pigmies, and the enemy are so demorali zed and panic-stricken that it is doubttul whether they will make a stand or not. In a debate in the North Carolina .Leg lslature a tew weeks since, one member stated that the entire effective force of the Confederacy numbered only 121,000 men, whioh statement, on being questioned, was substantiated by an official document irom Richmond The State authorities in North Carolina allow no guerrillas to prowl within the borders of the State. They have frequent- lv remonstrated with the authorities at a Richmond against tho inhuman treatment extended, by the rebel Government to prisoners of war. Steamers daily ascend tho Neuse River to Kinston, with supplies lor Schofield's and Sherman's armies. X.ATER. Lieutenant Knox, Chief signal Officer, just from the front, says that reports were brought in from Goldsboro, stating that the enemy had evacuated that place and were moving toward Virginia. the military; convetion correspon dence the panic. New York, March 21. The corres pondence between Davis,' Lee and Grant, concerning a military convention to set tle our difficulties, is published, and con tains no new fact, exceot the one that LATEST NEWS. The Capture of Goldsboro. HlItMAN REINFORCED A BATTLE IM MINENT J.fcE RUIN FORCE U JOHNSTON", New York, March 23. The steamer Varuna, Irom Beaufort, North Carclina, the 20th, has arrived here. She bring imnrtant intelligence. The neWs of tho Items from the Biclimaod Papers. War, Dpabtmbst, V Wasrukjtoj,, March IS, 1865. Gen. Jonii A. Due; The subjoined dispatches have been received at this de partment, Signed C. A. DANA, Assistant Secretary of War. Citf Point March 18, Richmond pa pers of to lay are received. The Confed erate Congress adjourned nine die at 3 o'clock to-day. The President of James River Canal calls on the farmers of Vir ginia to aid in repairing the canal. Lynchburg papers of Monday and Tues-j waid. Immense numbers of troops were day bring us some of the details of a raid ' promptly sent in response, from lieautoit through the unDer couutrv. which, in view ; bv rail and other roads, to Goldsbore, i if MIA fartt tll:it. RhariiJan Loa nnnunnni. i TirPIMratflrV to meftlnT the main arlUV Ot vfc va.w luuu w..uw .111.1 .1M.J UUIUII1UI1I- . t- T J - l" cated with Grant from Columbia, we con- i Sherman. It was believed $kto ktlisements, NOTICE. ANDREW ISOY'D, who reside in the State ot J'eDTih.vlvHnia, Jaiueg Withrow and Isabella Witlnow, his wife, wlio also reside in the Biune Sta e, Dinah Mc('onnll also of tbo mmu placM. aud Isabella Eoyd, and the n6 I known heirs of Wil&ou Boyd, deceased, of .1 . c ,.( I. .,!;.., nil .. .. i llie olw - 1 fmuaua, Hill lVJtc UQidCS lU&t 'capture ot (joldsbort was receivea in me l Jacob N. -Mitchell, as the Administrator of I -1 nf In, ill., viitlnrv V.r A i n t.f h ! larutniali M Un, .1 a. 1 . A. 1 j U 1 1 U J .1 .1 1 ' I IIJI. ,,.,vij, -' J 1 ' " " , ........ ... ... ....:p IU1 XV HI Urty 'from Gen. Sherman, and who, it was re ported, called for reinforcements for his army during their further march noth- ceive to be puerile to withhold, and there- lore lay them before our readers. Tim Virmvinn. qov- A YnnL-P di ' iorce, the extent o vision sent in that direction followed the general retreat or surrender of the enemy Alexandria Bailroad as far as Buffalo River, burning the railroad bridge at that point. Every bridge between Charlottes ville and Buffalo, a distance of more than forty miles, has boon destroyed and much of the track torn up, though the extent of the damage has not been ascertained. The nearest approach they made to Lynchburg was New Glasgow, seventeen miles distant, where a small party of them burned the railroad depot. On Wednesday a party, estimated at from two to three thousand, appeared at Bent Creek, supposed to be making for the south side of the James River. The fine bridge over the river VtAin hnrnt on lenses of Kaich, 1665. filed his petition In the Pro bate Court of the County of Monroe, in the State of "Ohi", and which Is now pending therein ; the object and prayer of which is to obtain the authority of said Court, to said Administrator, to sell the following described..,, real estate of taid Jeremiah M. Boyd, to pay his debts, to-wit: a Part of the snath that a battle ; quarter of section No. 11, in township 3 of was imminent, and hence Gen, Sherman a j ranges, commencing on the north side of the army was swelled to an overwhelming j south-west quarter of section 11, township 3 f which may lead to a i "5". J agrees east 4 min. - m rnn -J iwitm i in n .1 r I n . wa e r.nv.. r .. I - v.w .. "vi ."-ow iuiur vi said iqnarUr; thence south 1$ degrees west 12 minutes rods to a t-toue ; thence south 44 I degrees east 19 minutes 3 rods te a Stone; theuce south 46 degrees east 29 rods to ofnnu . 1 . n ti A ,wll 1. C ll S J i i i i i i a . Dbuuu, lJ4 tegi eco eBf. 0 XU1U IS reds to a stone ; thence south 39 degrees east 53 ininutts 25 rods to a stone; thence north 31 J degrees east 10 min. 17 rods te the section line, thence south 87 J degrees east 13 min. 6 rods to a stone ; thence north 1 J degress east lb'2 min. 56 rode to the north east corner of said quarter; thence north R degrees west 122 min. 6 rods to the place of beginning, containing 111 acres t rods and 6 perches ; also, about 6 acres adjoining said tract, on the south side thereof, in said south west quurter section, and being a part of said tarm. Said petition will be for hearing on the 29th day of April, 1865, in said court. JACOB N. M1TCHJKLL, Adm'r of John M. Boyd, jlarch 29, 186, 5w Reinforcements and sunohes had al;Q been sent from Newborn to join Sher man's army. Refugees at Beaufort and Moorehead City declare that tho rebel troops are de moralized, and that their supplies are be ginning to fail. It was also reported that part of Lee's army had gone te reinforce Gen. Johnston, and that his main force was about five miles north of Raleigh. New York, March 23. The Com mercial's Washington special says the War Department is reported to have re ceived a dispatch from Fortress Monroe that Sherman had arrived before the de- of Ruhleigh on Saturday. Ilav- their approach, they contented themselves I "g planted his guns in position com with loud curses upon our reserves, who jmanding the city, he sent in a summons were stationed on the other side of the i to General Johnston to surrender. The result is not given. The report that Sheridan is on a fresh river. They burnt the boat of the James River Company, at Bent Creek. They had captured four of our scouts who were olt in the hands of an equal number ot their troops, who being cut off from the main force by the burning of the Tye Davis closed hia letter giving Lee authori ty to act, with these words: '-Enter into such an arrangement as will cause, at least a temporary suspension of hostilities. The suspension of James Dart & Co., Brokers, is reported. Several others are said to have gone under, and two large dry goods firms are mentioned as having suspended to-day The Post says: Two or three specu lative firms collapsed to-day, Gold closed at la5f . The Express says: The panic in finan cial circles to-day, is greatly felt by the commercial community at tho heavy de Aojtnnorl oii-iin luir urns " yi v L- t fr nt Tvn ti i" f A o. ml nioriihimncu to ford the South Anna at a dansrer-! il'.BOlu" " f"- ous spot. uy tnis time ricKett s di vision, under jjongstrcct, was humect up to near Ashland. His advance was met and driven back. General Sheridan fi nally moved back to the Pamuukey, pick eting one side and Longstreet tho other. REBELS RECRUITING NEGROES. New York. March 20. Files of late Richmond papers show that the effort to raise negro regiments for the rebel army has commenced in earnest. The official order has been issued, and a rendezvous for the reception of recruits, slave and free, has been established for all who are and will be mustered in for the war. Gen. Lee, in a letter written on the 10th inst., urges on the work of raising and organizing negro troops, and says he is very anxious to witness their experiments in fighting for the rebel cause. Nashville, March 2d. The colored citizens of Nashville had a graud proces sion to-day, in celebration of the ratifi cation by the people of the revised Con stitution of Tennessee, which declared all slaves forever free. Upward of 5,000 joined in the procession, consisting of colored soldiers, barbers, &c, preceded by a band of music. The procession wound up by an oration and speeches from colored orators. MARKING DOWN DRY GOODS. New York, March 20. The Post says: The leading dry goods retail houses are marking down their prices to day, to correspond with the reduction in the price of gold. ARCTIC COTTON MILLS BURNED. Providence, R. I., March 18. The burning of the Arctic Mills last night involved the loss of $330,000, which is insured for $22,500 as follows : $6,000 in Boston, $20,000 in Worcester and the re mainder in this city. The mill was stone, five stories high and 312 feet long. Its capacity was 24,000 spindles, employing 400 hands. raid is not true. New York, March 23. It is rumored on the street that Sherman fought a bat tle with Johnston near Raleigh, and de- River bridge, gave themselves up to : feated him. Gold fell to 151 in conse their prisoners and were brought to this ' njuenco. city. The Commercials Army of the Pote- Thr. mill tlipv i mac special, of the 20th, says : Soldiers ii i i keep packed up ready for any move at a moment's notice, the rebels, also, have their knapsacks all prepared for a tramp. could find along the James River destroy ed all tobacco and tobacco warehouses, and carried away all the horses and ne groes they could lay their hands upon. They shot about three hundred ot their A Stringent School Law. Tho broken-down horses on the plantation of Senate agreed to the House amendments W. R- Cabell, below New Market, and j to the Senate bill amending the common took off all the horses belonging to that i school law. This bill, which is now a law gentleman they could find. , makes provision for the formation ef school It is said that three hundred Yankees districts out of territory belonging te ad- crossed the river opposite Columbia -jncent townships, lt provides also that on Friday, but returned to the north i tJie Boards of Education of each city, side. I village or township, shall make the neces- The destruction of private property ' ?aTV, provisions for continuing the schools in the;r respective districts tor at least llufus IS tine's Estate. NOTICE is hereby given that on the 2Sd of March, 1865, Benjamin Etine -was ap pointed, by the Probate Court of .Monroe county, as Administrator of the estate of Ru- fus tftine, deceased. BENJAMIN STINK, Adm'r of RoJns Stine. Afarch 29, '65, 3w, Administrators' Notice. 'Tub Freaks of Military Law. Daniel Flanigan, tho editor of a Demo cratic journal in Warren county, Ohio, has recently been arrested tried, convict ed and sent to Fort Delaware for six qtonths, on charge of publishing articles "3iscoUragig voluntary enlistments." The mdnstroeity of this proceeding will be appreciated when it is known that the article in question was copied from a journal va New York city, whoso edtter was tried before a court-martial for its publication and acquitted. OCCUPATION OF KINSTON. Newbern, March 15. Onr foices oc cony Kinston and are repairing the rail road bridge across the Neuse river, which will be finished in a few days. The enemy were much demoralized on leaving Kinston for Goldsboro. Most of the North Carolina troops be'onging in the eastern part of the State, took French leave of Gen. Bragg and retired to their homes. The Goldsboro Journal, of the 7th inst., states that a council of war whs held not more than 300 miles from that city, on the 4th inst., consisting of their leading Generals, among whom was their great leader, Gen. Lee. Weather very warm and showry. A Colonel belonging to Sherman's ar my has just arrived from Wilmington. He states that Sherman will be in Golds boro on the 20th. The enemy sends no rumors of bad news from Sherman, LATER FROM GEN. SHERIDAN AND NORTH CAROLINA. Fortress Monroe, March 20. Gen. Sheridan's troops are in the very best condition, aud appear to have suffered There is a strong disposition to sell every where, but buyers are shy. iaere is a general feeling of distrust. A failure is reported in the wool trade, and some com promises among gold speculators. Cotton tumbled 57 cents. Lard, 1 cent. Cut meats, butter, and cheese lower. Pork declined $5 00 per barrel.' Whisky, cents. Barley, o cents. Rye, 5 cents Corn, 1 cent. Oats, 10 cents. Wheat 10 cents, and Flour 2550 cents Fayetteville, N. C, March 10 1:30 p, m. To-day we have added Fayette ville to the list of cities that have fallen into our hands. Hardee, said to have 20, 000, withdrew across the river yesterday and last night. He is reported en route for Raleigh. The rebels skirmished in the town, and fired artillery upon the houses occupied by women and children. They burned a bridge at this place, and removed all the public stores up, by railroad, they could. Sherman is here, and well. Many men are wanting shoes and clothing, yet the army never was in better condition. Signed O. O. HOWARD. Major Goneral. The Ohio JLtsIa Sure. This body is earning for itself imperish able fame. To say nothing of their skim milk enactments, their toadyinsr to the African soldier, their nullifying the Con stitution of Ohio, by trying to elevate the negro and degrade the white citizen, their late unsuccessful attempts to "run" Congress as well as their own ''machine," their wanton waste of the people's time (money) would suffice to hand them down to posterity as flic mo.t triffing Legisla tive body that ever disgraced the great State of Uhio. On the afternoon of the 13th inst., a call of the House, in -the lower branch oi 1 this august body of legislators, showed! that 43 memliers were present and 5i J abseut. The Sorgeant-at-Arms was des patched for absentees. After waiting some time, there being such a slim at tendance, the proceedings bay tho orders of the day for ike transaction of business were dispensed with, and the Houe, after transacting "a very little business of no great public interest, adjourned." These gentlemen may deem it an unim portant matter whether :taoy are in at tendance or not, and may think they are filling the bill it they draw their py and mileage and attend tho sessions ol their respective bodies when inclined that way; but the people, who make and unmake representatives, will require more at their hands. They are burdened just now with a srievous weight of tasatiou, and can ill afford to add to it the daily expenses of a worthless body of legislators. The two bodies comprise lol member.., of which only 21 fortunately are Democrats 1 in the Senate aud 20 in the Ilui.-e. Tho Republicans are welcome to the glory, and cannot evade tho shame and respon sibility, of the memiM'iible Legislature oi 'tio. Ohio Democrat. private property along the route of the raiders is reported to bo immense. The people were strip ped of horses, negroes and moal and bread and many were left without a morsel of food. Danville and New Orleans Exchanges received yesterday threw some light on situation in North Carolina. The follow ing are the extracts: The Danville Register of Tuesday says our forces have probably withdrawn from Kingston and may be preparing to evac uate Goldsbsro. The Raleigh Standard of the same date, the 14th, says Fayetteville was occupied several days since by the enemy in force. It is reported that the cotton factories were burned. Kinston is now in posses sion of the enemy and Goldsboro is seri ously threatened. Our troops have con tested the ground at various points with their accustomed courage and endu rance. We believe the forces of the enemy will be met at some point south of Raleigh. The Danville Register, of Wednesday, remarks that the recent movements of General Sherman and Sheridan, have greatly decreased the number of newspa pers published in the country. In Vir ginia, we have daily papers issued from four points, Richmond, Danville and Pe tersburg, and one weekly at Clarksville. The number has also, been largely cur tailed in North Carolina. Wilmington, Fayetteville and Goldsboro are in the hands of the enemy. Some think that Raleigh may go, then Greensboro and Charlotte, and some smaller places, will be alone left. In South Carolina it is even worse. The Mercury was removed from Charles ton some time before the occupation of the city by the enemy, and the Courier, whieh remained, was taken in charge by the Yankees, notwithstanding it opposed nullification in 1832, and is now issued as a Yankee newsnansr. All th naners I in Columbia have been discontinue 1. The South Carolinian is now published in Charlotte, N. C. ! twenty-four weeks in each year; and in case of failure to make such provisions, the members of the board shall be indi vidually responsible fer all losses sustain ed by any township or district by resaon of such failure and shall bo jointly and severally liable. 186.'.. Spring and Summer 1S65- Thos. E. Bbxs. H. Guoge-vheimer. STEI-f BROTHEBS Wholesale and Retail CLOTHING HOUSE ASD K A P1I IO AILB MERCHANT TAILORING ESTABLISHMENT, Cor. Main and Monroe streets, WHEELING, W. VA. Our stock of Men and Boy's Clothing Is larger and more varied than ever before seen in our house. Gentft' Furnishing Goods, We have iu any variety and at any price. CLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND VE3TINGS, FRENCH, . OF- ENGLISH AND AMERICAN MANUFACTURE, In eery variety of color, Style aud price; all of which we will make to order in the latest ' style and best manner. TO WHOLESALE BUYERS, j We wonld ask a careful examination of our , hiock oi loiniug ana n.e -oods. ijje in-! per cent per annum. . nryaee in our business the past year has ena bled r s to Keep a much la' ger end wore COMPLETE ASSORTMENT In our line, and by selling low, we hope to still further extend our business. We have several lots of Clothing from last year, which we will job out low. STEIN BHOTHEES, Cor. Mam aud Monroe streets, March 29, '65, ly. WllKKLING, W. VA. Notice is hereby given that the under signed were appointed Administrators on the 2..lh day of June, 184, by the Probate Court of Monroe county, Ohio, of the estate of Wm. II. Davis, deceased. EL'Z .TiETH DAVIS, JNO. 31. BURKHEAD, Jtfareh 22, 1865 3wpd. Adro'rs. - Facts About the 7 -30s The Advantages they offer. THEIR ABSOLUTE SECURITY Nearly all active credits are sow based on Government securities, and banks hold them as the very best aud strongest iuvestnieut they can makf If it were possible to contemplate th6 finan cial failure of the Government, so hank would be any safer. If money is loaned on individual notes or uond and mortgage, it will be payable in the same currency as tho Gnvernment pays with, and no hetter. Tho Government never has failed to meet its en gagements, and the national debt is a first mortgage upon the whole property of tho 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 securities; for while a thou sand speculative bubbles rise and burst, as a rule they are never below par, and are often Bbove. Its Liberal Interest The general rato of interest is six pei cent, payable annually. Tuls is seven and three-tenths, payable semi annually. If you lend on mortgage, them must be a serehing of titles, lawyer' fees, stamp duties aud delays, aud will finally havo returned to you only the same kind of money j ou wonld receive from the Govern ment, and less of it. If yon invest in this loan you have no trouble. Any hank or banker will obtain it for you without oharge. To eacli note or bond are affixed five "coupons' or interest tickets, due at the expiration of each successive half year. The holder of note haa simply to cut off one of these cou pons, present it to the nearest hank or Q6j? ernmeut Agency and receive his interest; tho note itself need not be presented at all. Or p coupon thus payable will everywhere he equivalent, ween due, to money. If you wish to borrow ninety cents on the dollar upon tho notes, you have the highest security in the market to do it with. If you wish to sell, it will bring within a fraction of cost and interest at any moment. It will be very handy to have in the house. It Is Convertible iato a six per cent gold bearing bond. At the expiration of three years a holder of the notes of the 7.30 lioan lias the option of accepting payment in full or of funding his notes in a six per cent gold iuterest boud, the principal payable in not less than Ave, nor more than twenty years from its date, as the Government may leot. These bonds are held at ench a premium as to mane this privilege now worth two Of three and adds so ranch to TIic Flood at Pittsbnrg and Ttoinily. The Pittsburg Chronicle of Saturday says: The Allegheny Eiver during I'ri day afternoon rose fourteen feet, and one part of this city was completely under water. The river washed the steps of iho Scott llousc, at the foot of Irwin street. Tha lower part of Penn street was ren dered impassable by the flood. Trio 1st Ward of lhi oitv naq HamlAr! uiiil niunication with all the bridges cut except ! oille Ol iiCalj jfcusttLLC t V Order lor vehicles. Cellars as far up as Locock ! gjf Pl'OUatC (.OUTt street were filled with water, and the first j floors.of buildings were inundated by it. j Joh Griffith, Adm.nistr.tor of Livi Lupton, Mechanic street bridge was closed tot X&ftkil travel in consequence ot the tear that it The widow and heir. of Levi Luptou, dee'd. would be swept away, the water bavins; ! risen to iu braces. At 1 o'clock it was i 0 S,,'tna-V.th ?"h April, 186a, I reported the water was slowly fal ling. ftAS k"" Praniiie',th? B5 ifc?- I'lZifcj : Isii j....u.,- i. 'Hog ral tate, H property of Levi J -'""B " wim- Lnpton. deceased, to-wit: Bein a r,rt nf tb iii its accustomed banks and danger past, j south-east quarter of sediiou 30, in township iy uispaicncs irora oiuer cities we learn that the acqueduct at Freeport, and 5, of range 5; beginning for the same on the direction of sonth C7i degrees east, li uenhes. bridges a. Kettaninz and Oil Ctv were i TroTn a 8lou planted near the seuth-west cor quit, inundated. Franklin was nUo n"ro.f lBaac Brown'8 ' which stone, .SiMf; bypocriiieal prayers arc intended to cheat tuo others the Lord. flooded. Damage to the railroad will not bo immense. Every stream and tributa ry to the Allegheny and MonongaheLa is swollen fearfully. On the Pennsylvania road two bridges were reported to have been swept away. The Fort Wayne road is under water in several places. The Allegh cny Valley railroad has been im uiensely damaged, both by loss of bridges aud the destruction of track, and the (.Vvmellsville road, although not much injured, will bo doubt be so. The Bing bainpton. South and West Ilillsbury ,U.ills have Had to suspend operations, church ' aiu' rcsidetits of the houses near the river ! i. .. . i .t: - . . .' i . i cuu"rc MUyo,. "" " urivoy up iuto me socuuu auu i third stories. a hickory (marked,) bears nerth 30 degs..east 3-1 links, running thence north t2J degress, east 27 and 3B-10o perches : thence Month degrees, east 6 and 36 JUO perches : theuce 22 degrees west '29 and 7--100 perches ; thence north 67 degrees, west 6 perches, to the plaoe of beginning ; contain ing one acre aud eleven perches, more or less, except ,.fl perches, more or less, sold eff nid land by said Levi Luptnn, in his life time, to one John 8. Aaxwll, and sulrject to the widow's homestead, already assigned. Terms One-half cash in hand, and one -; hMf in one year, to bo seemed. Also, at same time and plnee, a splitting' maebiue, to split leather. And a quantity of tun-bark, supposed to be 1( or 20 cords. JOHN GRIFFITH, Alji rjof Levi Luptou, deu'J. Marsh 2?, 1865, ot die iuteie-t. Jbotes of the same class, issued three years ago, are now selling at s rate that fully prpves the correctness of this statement. Its Kxbuftiox Fbom Stats Ok JfoMri. ai Tax.vtio.n Hut aside from all the advan tages we have enumerated, s special Act of Congress exempts all bonds and Tresisury notes from local taxation. On the average this exemption is woitU about two prb eent. per auuum, according to the rate of taxation in various parts of the country. IT Iri A NATIONAL SAVINGS BANKwhilo th s loan pre. t-nt.- great advantages to largo capitalist, it oilers special inducements .to those who wish to make a safe aud protitable iuvestuieul ul email saviugs. It is in every way the best Savings' iank; for every insti tutinu of this kind must somehow invest its deposits j rolitably in order to pay interest aud expense., 'i'bey will invent largely in this loan, as the best investment. Uut liom the gross interest which they receive, they must deduct largely tor the expenses of the Bank. Their usual rate of interest allowed to depositors is b per oent. upon sums over $500. The person who invests directly with with Government will receive almost 60 per cent. more. Thus the man who deposits $1000 in a private Savings' Bank receives 50 dnllats' a year interest; if he deposits tho same sum in this National Savings.' Bank h receives 73 dollars. For those who witti to rind a Kafe, convenient, and profitable Means of iuvestini' the surplus earnings whioh they hava reserved for their old age or the beuotit of their children, there is nothing whieh pre sents so many advantages as this Nation Loan THK HIGHEST MOTIVE The war is evl. deutly drawing to a close, but while it lasts the Treasniy must have money to meet its coca, and eveiyr motive that patriotism can iu iuspire shoufa induce the people to supply its vrnuts withou. delay. The Government can buy cheaper for cash in hand than on credit. Let us see that its wants are prompt ly aud libeially satisfied. -Veto York Examiner,