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Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, January 20, 1865, Image 1

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voijjmi: No. n. f gfc Sabattnslj vs rcKuisaKD BVKJiY EVENING, SUNDAYS EXCEPTED, j BY ->.% W. M ASON & (X). At 111 Ew Sirk>.t, Savannah, Gfokolv. T.EBS6: j I*e< Dopy. „ Five Gaits. Per Hundred $3 o#. Per Year *lO 00. r>v k etizino: A ikaited camber oil Advertisemeets will be rc u-ivt'-ci at the rate el Twenty Oeuts per Line for first ibsertvoiiiand Fifteen Cento per Line for each enbaeqaeii insertion : invariably in advance. Ad vertisements should be handed Lr before noon of each day. «J OP. Pll I N TIN G in every style, neatly and promptly done. AWFUL >HRL\E DISASTER. of toe Fort Royal. S. C., Steam Packet USelvilie. GSLI PfrtFl SG&YWOH& kiVOYiA TO BK BAWKB ft-YT <G EiOT OXE SOILS 0\ BOIRO. JLiST or THE F.iSSEXOtKRS. IlN‘M:ription ot tht; Vessel, (Fro Tis the New York Times of ,Jar». ltt.] Barn licehabile, or New Glasgow, Capt. Lenmaij. from Ragged Island. Dec. 27, with still to Brett, Son & Cos., arrived yesterday morning. On the 4th insf., in hit. 32, long. 73, she picked up one bale of cotton. No date, lat. <SO, 42, long. 72 55, sin? spoke schooner .T Smith, Orlando, from Fortress Monroe for Wil jjJugton, with sails split and loss of lore boom ; supplied her with twine. On the Sth inst., lat. 38, long. 74, about 3 a nu, the Captain reports that his atten tion was attracted by calls from the wa ter. Be lay to and lowered a boat, and after some searching discovered a piece of hurricane deck, part of a wreck, float ing upon which was a man named Albert L. Baydon. Baydon stated that he bad taken passage on board of one of Whit ney & Hathaway’s .steamers, the Mel ville, which sailed from New York on the sth inst; bound to Hilton Hoad, and had encountered heavy southwest winds with a. heavy sea, until the 7th, when at about op. m. the steamer's bows were stove in by the sea. The captain order ed a boat lowered, when he, tiie chief engineer, the first cook, and one seaman, with several others, were swamped in it. Tbe passengers, by bailing with buckets were enabled to keep the vessel afloat until about 11 o'clock the next day (Sun day morning), when the remaining boat was lowered—a metallic life-boat—but before we could get the lady passengers into it, the Melville went down, port bow first, upsetting the life-boat. 'There was a vessel in sight from about twelve o'clock at night, which was seen often until we foundered, when she was seen no more. 1 saw a great many perish, and many elingihg to pieces of wreck. I was in company with the life-boat, and within hailing distance of her until about sunset. was then free of water, and had only thiee per sons in Ur—l think two men and one SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1865. Lady: they answered my call, but kept clear of me. VVe were in sight of por tions of the wreck until sunset. The boats’ crew made no effort to save any Avho were still clinging to the wreck.— We even burned our mail, consisting of three newspaper bags and one letter bag, with all the oratresses and every combus tible thing on board, to signalize the ves sel in sight. We had about sixty-five passengers, five of them ladies, and about sixteen officers and crew. KURTHER PA HTICULARS. TheMeiville was an iron-clad vessel of about 500 tons, built at Hartlepool, Eng land, in 1857 Just before her last fatal trip, her owners expended #15,000 in improving her machinery. She was originally a blockade runner, and had made successful voyages to Mobile, be fore she was purchased by Messrs. Mel ville & Hathaway, who rar. her tor two years to Matamoras. Gapt. Wattiet, her Commander, resided in Brooklyn, where he leaves a family. Tne Chief Engineer Mathew T. Levy. The value of the vessel is estimated at SOO,OOO, and of the cargo at #50,000, all of which is in sured. The passongers, of whom a list is given below, were nearly all residents of Port Royal. LIST OF CASSEXOEKS. Wm. M. MiUor, sf. Shan!eft - , E. M. Edwjjrdiv, Jas G. Ah it, R. Fitoch, K*. H. BaiteTl, W. 11. Hojt, J- H. Hainsborn, J. W, Evg<;y* * >F. DOnaM, A. P. Peacock, Miss A. J: Bfisbop, Miss 51. J. Bishop, \V. W. Bishop, 11. L. Lee, Mrs Sohnson, W. D. Bonham, W. Mann, F. Al.mi Welton, Wm. H. Jadcl, Eilw. Dan. V. BU-wii. Horatio Hawke?, Fred- J. Taylor, •Tat. McMatb Geo. B. Lang, Bern. K. Lee and wife, Jos* Holmes, Goo. A. Riateau, S;un, Brownlee, Hy. Josiah Merrell, . .1 >l. Fairfield, John o*R< ►nrkc, K. K. Sin.psoii; •- T. Osborn, «H. Brown, R. L. Green, .Toi.Ji < 'owiirv, L Bevden, E. P. Bellows, % M. A. Bellow?, J. I). Strong. J, L. Strong. Thos, A. Cobb, John Campbell, W. C. Gray. SRIPriiRS OF CARGO. F. H. S-eveu-*, Tehmann Bro?., J,W. Crokeu Lathrop, LtuMiugtou A H. B. C’.ifiin & Cos. Cos, S. H. Moore, Kemp, Day £ Cos., Vamlerveer, Thorn JL John O’Kourk**, Bellows, Thompson & Totten, R. IL Hamlin, Cahill & Cos. •j. J. Watson. ARRIVAL OK THE BRIG HARRIET —THREW MORE SURVIVORS ITCKF.O UP. . The brig Harriet, of Halifax, Batr.iby, from Porto Cabello, twenty-one days, arrived here last evening, and reports that on the Bth instant, lat. 38 IQ, long. 74 05, was hailed by a boat containing the mate, third engineer and a passen ger of the steamship Melville, hence for Hilton Head, and foundered at sea on the Sth instant. Took them on board, and brought them to this port. Also took mi board the boat. They reported having left New York on the Bth inst.,and on the Bth, at noon,foundered, she having the day previous had her bows stove in by a heavy sea, which was occasion.id by a heavy northernly gale that com menced on the 7th inst*, at 3 P. M., and lasted until 4 A. M., when it moderated. When she went down there was a heavy cross sea on, and she sunk very sudden ly. Tbe Captain, Watlington, was lost the night previous by the swamping of one ot the boats, while launching. At, that time the was very violent, and a bad cross sea before we Lett. Most of i tne dassengers were crowned. At CP. M., passed a man on a portion of the upper deck of the steamer, and at 10 P. M. was taken on board of the brig Har riet. Capt. Batraby then says ; “ I’ran to the north some little dis tance and then hauled off to the south southeast, having a light breeze from the Southland tacked to the wesward, keep ing as near the position as possicle, and remaining till daylight, and seeing noth ing from the masthead, with a glass, kept on our course, and at 0:30 of the Oth spoke the schooner Lucy Walsh, whoiad seen nothing of the wreck. ’’ The names oi those taken on board the Harriet are : A. H. Peacock, passenger, of Philndelhhia; Joseph M. Kerny. mate; Win. Kennedy, third engineer. The commander, Capt. Wattle, was a resident of Brooklyn,, where he leaves a family. Matthew T. Levy was the chief engineer. . Mr. Bellows, a passenger, was of the firm of Vanderveer, Thorne & Bellows. Among the passengers who were mostly business mea of Port Royal, were an entire family named Bishop, Colonel Strong and son, and others. Mr. O'Rourke, who figures in the pas senger list, shipped a iaage amount of furniture. The value of flic vessel is es imated at, $50,C00; that of tbe cargo, which consists of every possible article of at #so,tiDo, all of w hich is insured. frrom t Y. Times. u*th. j • THE NEW PEACE RUMORS. In addition to the despatches and ru mors about the Blair mission to Rich mond, with which the public have been entertained for the last week, we have now a statement, by telegraph from Washington, that a proposition has passed the rebel Congress at Richmond for the appointment of a commission of fifteen members to hold conference on the subject of peace with an equal num ber of Commissioners to be appointed from the North. The dispatch is greatly deficient in greatly needed details; and up io two o'clock this morning, we were uuable to obtain anything mere than the bold statements to be found in our tele graphic columns, The dispatch refers to a certain propo sition which was introduced in the shape of a preamble and resolution, into the rebel House of Representatives by Mr. McMullen, of Virginia, on The 17th of last December, which preamide and res olutions we give elsewhere. No action was taken upon them at that time, and if the present report is true, they would seem to have been changed in some points. It will be seen that McMullen's resolutions proposed the appointment of one Commissioner from each of the Con federate States to “confer with such in dividuals as may be appointed by the Government of the United States in re gard. to all outstanding differences be tween the two Governments, and to agree, if possible, upon the terms of u •astiug and honorable peace, subject to the ratification of the respective Gov ernments and of the sovereign States re spectively represented.’' We certainly would not advise any one to place any sanguine hopes of peace, or of negotiations for pou< upon the present rumor or report. Jef ferson Davis is the President of the Con federacy, and the leader of the rebellion: and we should like to know who there is that thinks he is prepuredjto negotiate on the fundamental basis of re-union On any other condition Thar: rke Union, peace is out of The category of things possible. The likelihood is, that ad these sweet whisperings of pence will now very soon be hushed by the rude blasts of terrible war. HOW TO FALL ASLEEP. ihe great point to be gained, in ordev to secure sleep is to escape from tb outfit, especially from clinging, t mfeekms, iin perious thought, which, in most cases of wakefulness, has p*>ssessk)n of the mind.. 7 always effect this by the following simple process; "I turn my eyeballs a? far t.o the right or left, or upwards or I downwards, as I can without, pain, c/nrt i then commence rolling them slowly,, j with that divergence from a clued Hat ol vision, around ip their socket*, and continue doing thus until T fail usleep, which occurs generally within three minutes—always within five. »*. the most. The inmnediai 3 effect, of this pro ccdure differs from that of anj otliei that J have ever heard to procure sleep. It not merely diverts thought into anew chancel, but actually suspends it Sin<.> ■ 1 became aware of this I have embnv ored, innumerable times tykflb ll us rolling my eyes, to think upon a part tea lar subject, and even upon that which befoi'e kept, me awake, but I could not.,. “As long as they were moving hii-nml, my mind was blank. It an\ onv doubts this, let. him try the experinrent for hin self. I w ish he would; let him pause just here and make it. 1 venture to as sure him that, if he makes it in good faith, in the manner described the prom ise of a penny for bis thoughts,’ or few each of them, while tbe operation is m progress, will add very Ik tie to LL wt aith. Such .being its effect, we can 'not wonder that it should bilrg sleep to a nervous and wakeful man ru nigl t. The philosophy o’ the matter is very simple, A vnspeosU% />! thoughr is U» • the mil and winit a shsj>ensior. of if,: . **l ot lafK-r ]s to a weary lK)dy. rt enjoys tbe luxurv* of rest: the stra'n up»»v fts ihcul ties is removed; it falls us natu rally as the. farmer in hb chirr after toil Ing all day in his fe jds.' ! Aiomr>l W«cites was susnended from dutv for three years, frnrn May :> Im'4, by the sentence of a (’unit Martin) Tin* President to.'.lav re ini'ted twovar«of the sentence. This el. vjency. ta-.ken io connection with the Well-kru yi. n rsonnl • warfare between the 82Crei' 'T >f tbe, • Navy and the Admiral. ;.*• 1 tl-.e p menfc of the tiinc when it is to fa* e effect Iry-r: 7 the Fourth of March, is accepte«'2' by many «s a sore o' icn ot Cabinet change after the latter day. W.;s»ti\.:-To v . Tiiurshay, Just-. 12.. A gentleman in VVaVni'orton. wfin has. seen Jhe Rich word Enquirer «*f 'VVjcsday last, says that p iper lneiuioiv* ihe fol lowing : * A caff is out for a Convention of !},♦>>- Confederate States?. The inter.nV.o ol the authors of the cuff *s to rcvoTnn'rirJrt> the revolution, to depose Mr Duvi%.. wipe out the (’onfederate Congo st. ;j.-- point a dictator ?r» his sfcad. M<d per haps sm render to the enemy £ (’nv Point, Wednesday, J <n. if. Ali remains quiet in front. Mthmigkr rumors begin to float about that Lee i?< contemplating some movement or ' the? but w hat that movement, is no can imagine. Perliaps it is the om? which is to ••astonish tbe world.’’ What ever it be, I fuinjk Lee will find Grant prepared. Tm Washington National RepuMk-«»> of the luffi, says in reference to the re moval of Gen. But’ier: *‘Tr the lestedi tion of the Republiejm. vesterdnr. auuoun. ed that M dor General Hr Her* wa- relieved as Commander of tne Tfe partHTKJJt of Virginia end North ' It is perhaps proper to a’do that this wa* done at the instance av s hy Inr request of I.’cut- Gee. Gfitiff, 1 i?«^- Gevera.l-in-Cl lei’ cm ».t. * r n » oi tUc* 1 lilted C•*. i F*l ve CNiit«»