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OLUME T.V , No. 10. / |lail jfpentfa | IS I‘tniUSHEP | qfiy EVENING, SUNDAYS EXCEPTED, KY 1 *3. W. MASON «Sq CO * | t 111 Bay Stksbtt, Savanna#, Geohgia. I • - TEBMS: t Pfer Coin'...» ..Five Cents. I Per . H undred sPer Year. —WL advertizing: A limited number of Advertisem<ets will fee re "lved at the rate of Twenty Cent per Line for ■ist insevClon and rif teen Cents p< Line for each alisequen insertion ; invariably hi advance. „ Ad ertisements should be handedbefore aoqn of ach day. , > * JOB PRIN TI NG 'M n every style, neatly and promptly done. M l *’Y J . nwy .1 /rfl 4 MRTBEKJf 'IEWS. M . -v -i-V .* TWO BA'H’S AAT&SS.. y- NiS ‘Y'"^' v^^h'b /fTew 3Tcr k Bates ko tlie 16th. :j We are iindebted To Oapt. Mias Spicer Harbor Mastery Mr. A. A. Rice, of Ad ams Express, and other kind friends, 0f complete Northern files to thfclGth, from which wemake extracts. ,TM. 1-1, 1(158. i" A refugee who hiftj Richmond two weeks ago says: The j report that Lee -has sent troops to licet Sherman in jndiith Carolina is confirmed; but the knowledge of all military movements is ■•so well kept that it is hot known in the rebel, army what troops nor the num bers that have .gone, although it is now three weeks since thVyjstarTed. The im per classes among tiie'pehple of Rich-- iiidnd profess to be confident of the suc cess oi the rebels; but the poorer classes who have severely felt the effect of the depreciated currency, are heartily dek and tired of the war and anxious tor anv mode of relief.^ f ' St. Louis. JUu. 3 L 1865. ! t i Governor Fletcher issued a itoclatta \ S on t0 ; (la y declaring Missouri a free t late, in accordance with the efrmncjnii i 1011 ordinance passed 'ey the State Con s vej WQ- Hundreds of budnes.! booses mid private residences were li-illiantly illuminated to-night. Bauds of music lire-works are eiploding, ; and thousands of enthusiastic ‘citizens • throng the streets to witness the dbnd spectacle. 7 ‘ u [From the N. Y. j a J IG.] A Cairo despatch states tiial General Thomas and his staff weip at Paducah, <h«‘ 5 t S’ days U S°- Deserters from the rebel Forest s command are conitant i + < t om ! u^ l ln l° Cairo and taking the oath oi allegiance to the govemnelit. 1 here appears to he no longeij any doubt about the evacuation by till na tional troops of some o]' the friatier posts m Arkausas, (regarding wYicll tele grams have been so contradictoA for some days past. Our St. Louis Anvs pondent assures us that Fort Suit* and Van Buren have been abandon'd* and Shat Fort Gibson in the Indian Tfeßtory nc doubt, soon will be. The at Fayetteville, Ark., has not "Mice Withdrawn. These places are up fiom any difficulty abou lino them against the rebels, but the objects to be seined by their no* an equivalent for SAVANNAH, GA., SUNDAY, JANUARY 2 1865. expenditure ,in men and supplies. That the rebel General Price is dead seems to be settled by a rebel official order which has been received at Little Rock by the Union commander. General Reynolds.— This order, which ia dated at the head quarters of the relei army in Arkansas, on. the sth of December, announced Price's death, and names General Fagur as his successor. Twelve new blacfc liosues are to be built;, on the Southwest* branch of the Pacific Railroad, to pre vent rebel raids in future from Arkansas into Missouri. The Union men of Missouri still con tinue to hunt dovn the rebel guerillas in that State, who are nothin**’ less than' organized murderers and robbers* Re cently a party of the Home Guards and "the Ninth Missouri cavalry pursued through several of the. interior counties the noted Jim Jackson, whom, with seventeen of his men, they succeeded in overtaking and Ailing. By way of Cairo we have New Or-' leans advices tVAiie 7th instant. Gen. Canbv had issicil another and more stringent order tgainst trade with insur- 5 rectionary districts. Persons going from his lines into time of the enemy for the purpose of carrying on trade, unless they have special permits, will, it caught, for feit the goods found in their possession. There are no new military movements reported. Nasiivii.t.u, Jan. 1.5, 1805. The Tennessee Union State Conven tion, in its rrssiiori to-day, nominated Parson W. G. Biown low for Governor |By'acCuo;latik “ " -1 A delegate isked if lie would accept, \ whereupon li responded in the follow ing language «- GentlemesT settle the controversy by assuring on that I will accept. [Ap plause.] 1 ’..‘annot be expected to do anything m<re, and I certainly ought to do no less tun tender to you, as a con vention, ny sincere and unfeigned thanks tor te honor and distinction you have coafered upon me. I will not speak to yoi at length now. genfleinep, but what I ack in speaking, if the peo ple should ratify the nomination made by you, 1 will try to make, up in deeds and acts, aid, God being my help, if you will send tp a Legislature to reorganize the militia and pass other necessary business, J will put an end to this inter nal systeti of guerilla fighting, in the State in Bst, Middle and West Tennes see, if we have to shoot every man con cerned in such business—(loud and long continued applause, and which trie Fai son retir'd.) Tiie Convention are nominating mem bers of she Legislature to-night. ~ The diplmiond Enquirer of the 13th inst., contains the. following from the Mobile Advertiser: • ' The Yankees, about four thousand strong are at Franklin Mills, on Dog river, without transportation Their ap plies V,re received by way of Dog river.— Owin' to the formation of the country their position is unassailable. Our forces are ii- the proper position to thwart any movt they may make. In a skirmish the other day two or three Yankees were killec. and live captured. (From theN. Y. Tribune, Jan. IG. Tennessee. —A Convention of the Unionists of Tennessee, met in Nashville last Ton day, and remained in session till Friday. Over one hundred delegates were present, representing nearly every county, Hon. Horace Maynard, Judges Shickeiford, Miligati and Trewhitt* Par son Brownlow, Gen. Gillem, and many o'tter men of note, were delegates,. and Grv. Andrew Johnson, CVice President elect,) attended, and spcjP* by invitation. Air results of its the Con vention unanimously dectij^.d— l. The abrogation and extinction of tin pretended secession of Tennessee from the Union in 1801, with the prepara- j lory “ military league” made with the Confederacy by Gov. Hare ris aDd a majority of his Legislature : 2- The Abolition of Slavery, instantly and forever, throughout the State, with out compensation to the slaveholders. 3. A prohibition of any future pay ment to or provision for the said slave holders by any future Legislature., These propositions are submitted to >to the loyal people of Tennessee, to be adopted or rejected by them at an elec tiou to be held on the February. If ratified, an election for Governor and Legislature is to be held on the 4th of March. ' Os course, there were a good many Union Colonels and Captains in attend ance on the Convention, since nearly every Unionist in the Statte either is or ,hds been in arms.agaiqst the rebels.— Should Jeff. Davis ever reconquer Ten aessee, we have little doubt that he would question the Validity of the doings *ud decisions of this body ; but since lie is net likely to have a chance, we judge fiat they will be ratified and will stand, slavery, therefore, may fairly consider itself dead in Tennessee-. And they by Whose votes it thus summarily abolished ffere nearly all its sturdy champions oul‘ ur or five years ago. * LATE REBEL NEWS. interesting Extracts from South ern Papers to efie X 4&& f .{From tho Richmond Dispatch, J:in. 14.) | Francis P. Blair, Sr., the Yankee fieace commissioner, arrived in Rich mond fate on VVeckiesday night, attend ed by a servant. Mr. Blair came into .dies at a point in trout of Fort Harrison bifid by the city battalion., 'He was de layed several hours on our lines waiting fjr a permit to come to the city, which Was not procured till a late hour of the nkht. Since h(s arrival he has been !spt, pr backupt himself, from the pub lic? eye, and'liis movements and where abouts m*e shrouded in mystery. He is ; jfiieved to be lodged at the Spoils wood hotel, and we think that he is, though L> name does not appear ou the register #e has been met accidentally by several of his old acquaintances, and their meet lags were characterized by the utmost i'hrdialiiy on both sides, lie- is said to hau interviews with the chief exec utive officers of the Government, What passed at these interviews we need not expect to know until Mr* Blair returns tie United States, when everything will )fe published in full in the New York ''tribune and the other New York papers 31i’. Blair’s ostensibletiusiness in Rieli liond (or rather, presumed business lire, for there is nothing ostensible : bout him or his business or movements, lito ascertain whether anything can be fine to bring about a cessation of, hos tilities—an end to the war. We think lii 5 real business is to pi|ce the Lincoln a ministration in a goodj position before tin Northern people, whp are just called u 1 on to fill another draft. Lincoln ki ows that the propositions ue will make ait such that they will he spumed by oif Government; but oar rejection of tl sm will enable him to go before his ufcDple, and, with Blair’s aid, to prove ii|t the “rebels” will aecept ol no terms oi peace, and that nothing is left him hit h “vigorous prosecution of the war.” Mr. Blaii will return to Grant’s fines on Sa'-urelay, if the freshet subsides suffi ciently to enable a flag of truce boat to go down the river. Executive Department, January 13, 1865. To the House of Representatives, C. S. A. j'have just ri ceived the accompanying repSrr from the Secretary of War, staling tbaf Henry fe. Foote, a member ol the iP use ol liei resent atives from the State I Jerald. of Tennessee, has been arrested by a military officer in Northern Virginia, while endeavoring to pass our lines on his way to the enemy’s country. I sub mit the matter to you in order*that such disposal,of the case may be made as to "you shall seem proper. Jefferson Davis. War Department, C. S. A., Richmond, Jan. 13, 1 !865. * To the President of the Confederate States: i , Sir—l have the honor to submit for your inform ation and direction the sub joined copy of a telegram received from the Provost Marshal at Fredericksburg. No special instructions bnd been given for such arrest. Very respectfully, Ac., James A. SnrnoN, Secretary of War. Frederickstiurc, Jan. 1865.* To the Hon. Secretary of War: I have arrested Hon. Henry S. Foo’e, art, Qccoquan, on his way to Washington* for the purpbS ’ of negotiating peace, as he avows. Full particulars through Major Carrington by mail. I have pu- ' roled hhn to await instructions, Please instraff me what disposition to me kt/ of him* 11. S. DaoJett, Commanding Post. On motion of Mr. Clark, of Miswnjn, the matter was referred to a select com mittee of five. jFrom the Charleston .Mercury, 12th.] ’ On Friday last, the Yankees in un known force are reported to have crossed New liver, on the road to Gralmmsviile. Thqir main body, however,fin still in ihe neiguborhood of Hardee vide. their object is not developed, but Wheeler is closely watching their move ments. {Correspondence of the Mobile New#.] The proposition, which is somewhat engaging the attention of the public at the present time, to arm the negroes of the Confederacy and place them in the ranks of our "armies as act ive com batants, is. as you art: probably aware, not anew one to the annuls ol history. When General Greene, one of the most cautious and prudent conimamfv rs, was in command of the Southern army in the latter purt;nf the Revolutionary \var, he proposed* to the Governor of South Carolina that instead of the useless ef forts to cuil out the white population, four regiments oi be form ed, two upon the continer.ml kind two upon the State cs.ablishn.ent, the blacks to receive tlieir medwK us a compensa tion for jthdr sfejps, and to be pm in every respect, uptm the same footing with the rest of the army. The proposi tion was taken into serious considera tion by the Governor and his Council and by them referred to the Legislature. Afier mature eleliberuiion, ho wever, it was rejected. % As an incident of past history! his is interesting at the present time, and wLo can say that circumstances may not force us to resort to some such expe dient ! That our slaves faithful, «hd obedient as they have generally shown themselves in the present struggle, could be made to do good military service other than on the actual field oi battie without •the, to them, valueless compensation of freedom flaming: before their eyes, no reasonable per&p cun question. Should this war be protracted with renewed energy another l|mr years, ail the means at our command wili probably have to be. used to resist our invaders, and our slave population, may yet come 10 be consider ed a part of these same. Quit u s«U t Shot. A soldier named James Sand erson was shot in the leg, by the guard, last evening, in front of tho Pulaski House, while he was trying to make bis escape from them. Ue had been r,nest ed lor Leing- dru.ik and making a noise. f PRICE {Five Cents.