Savannah fjaih} Ihrattl.
BV 8. W. MASOK AHfD CO.
SAVANNAH. FRIDAY, JAN. 2*), 1565.
THE SUPPLIES FOR THE
POOR OF 81 VANNIII*
23I3’T2UBtTTIOW Or TTLH&H
Tbe Other Provisions to be
At the meeting of the Mayor and
Council, yesterday afternoon, briefly no
ticed last evening, Capt. M. Veale. of
Gen. Geary's Staff, who bus charge of
the distribution of the supplies sent from
New York, on the part of the military,
briefly addressed the city officers, giving
Gen. Geary's views on the subject. A
general conference followed, and in the
evening, pursuant to a call from the
Mayor, published in the Herald, the
Ward Committees met at the Council
Chamber to perfect the plans.
The result was that each Ward Com
mittee was assigned the duty of distribu
ting tickets to the inhabitants of its
ward, entitling them to draw a share of
the fresh beef and mutton included in the
Itebecca Clyde’s cargo. The meat was
first distributed, and it was decided to
use less discrimination in regard to the
necessities of applicants, as it was fear
ed it could not be preserved for a great
length of time.
The form of the ticket used was as
Mr. W. H. Dwis: Deliver to bearer
three pounds Fresh Beef or Mutton.
The distribution commenced at the
market this lorenoon. and is progressing
radidly and successfully. The number
of applicants is very large, embracing
many who have the means to pay for
food, but have been unable to find a
market to purchase in.
The amount of meat received was
from 20.000 to 25,000 pounds. It is now'
nearly ail discharged from the Clyde, and
the other goods will soon be unloaded.
The Mayor and Council, the Ward
Committees and Captain Yeule. are la
boring very assiduously to make the dis
tribution as impartial and perfect as pos
sible, and they deserve great credit for
Mr. J. W. Forney, Jr, would be
pleased to see Mr. O'Donnell at the
igg* We are indebted to Mr. W. D.
White, of Adams Express, for late
Mu. dc Mer: A Tale of the Sea- By a
well-known officer ot the Army.
This admirable story is not only re
plete with thrilling incident and start
ling tragic effects, but it contains vivid
illustrations of experiences involving
discoveries iu eccentric and gyratory
laws. The .writer uses the nom dc
Arrived steams hip Ajax, Carpenter, York
td earn ship Ben DeFord, Loveland,-Hilton Head:
Steamer Ami Maria: Fish. Hilton It-oui; bark
Rathburn, Pratt, Hilton Head; steamer Mary A
Boardman. Jordan, H'itci: Head : steamer Nor
olk, Robbing Alexandria. Ya, ; steamship Pe
tit, Hilton Head ; st\-irnvr.p < resceut. Lothaai,
Tfoe Loss of th« Petapseo.
THE I3SICLT OT FORT FISHER
lioss by the Explosion of a
FROM OIR SPECIAL CORRES
Off Charleston, Jaa. 17, 1365.
I have now permission to state that
the monitor Petapsco, Lt. Com.
enbush, was blown up and sunk by a
torpedo in this harbor on Tuesday morn
ing last, by which catastrophe between
fifty and sixty men and several officers
were drowned. She had been sent up
to Fort Sumter, to cover the operations
of a number ol small boats, dragging for
torpedoes in the channel, and w as at an
chor. Nothing unusual occurred until the
vessel swung to an ebb tide, when she
struck one. which exploded, and she sunk
instantly, carrying down all but Captain
Quackenbush. Lt. Samp,son, and three
other officers, and about twenty men
with her. The names of the lost can
not as yet be ascertained.
The rebels have been exceedingly ac
tive since the capture of Savannah in
planting a large number of torpedoes in
the channels leading to the city, and our
boats have been equally as active in
dragging them out. The torpedo that
exploded under the Patapsco was doubt
less one sent down on the ebb tide for
just such a purpose.
Ensign Johnson, of the estimable F,eet
Surgeon, was lost.
Intelligence has been received of the
capture of Fort Fisher, by an assault by
Gen. A. H. Terry’s forces from the 24th
Army Corps, Army ot the James. With
the Fort and its guns, wc captured one
rebel Major General and two thousand
prisoners, and gained command ot the
entrance to Wilmington. Our loss was
about 500 : 2DO of which were killed by
an explosion of one of the magazines of
the fort as they entered the work. Ope
rations continued successfully at last ac
THE LOrs'S OF THE IffIELYILI.K.
The news of the loss of the steamer
Melville, will carry the deepest anguish
to the hearts of hundreds of people
whose relatives and friends perished with
her. and the appaling loss oi human life
is saddening to all. Os all the happy’pas
sengers, the officers and the sturdy crew ,
only four were saved to tell the tale of
horror, and they as if by miracle.
The account which we publish else
where is quite full and graphic, and will
be read with special interest in the De
partment of the South, where so many
of the passeugers were well known.
We deeply regret to find among the
names of the lost those of Mr. C. X.
Lee and lady. Mr. Lee has been for a
year and a half the efficient Postmaster
at Port Royal, in which he gained great
popularity among all classes, by his
courtesy, his geniality, his kindness
towards ail. He was returning from a
wedding tour with his bride
It is feared that among the passengers
is Mr- Phineas Osborne, who. it is sup
posed, was returning from a journey
home to carry the remains of his son, Mr.
Galen H. Osborne, late special corres
pondent of the New York Herald.
Mr. C. N. Bellows, the well known
merchant at Hilton Head, loses two
brothers, as we arc informed.
Mr. W. C. Gray, another meichant at
Hilton Head, is among the lost,
Mr. George B. Lang, whose name ap
pears in the list, was formerly a clerk in
the Port Royal Postoffice.
The Mr. SkurtieflVko.se mime appears
was a member of the firm of Hilton &
Sliurtleff, ot this city.
[From the New York Time-. January IX]
RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE OF
It would be ungracious to undervalue in
any degree the efforts of the great mer
cantile community represented by the
Chamber of Commerce and in the Pro
duce Exchange, for the relief of the
poor of Savannah. But we think we
have a right, looking to the lengthy dis
cussions which have taken place in the
first named body, as well as to the ela
borate resolutions passed in the Corn
Exchange yesterday, to suggest that
prompt action, accompanied with less
verbiage, is exceedingly desirable.
We are quite aware that, h' certain
members of the commercial body were
not permitted to give vent hourly to their
patriotic impulses, they-would burst.—
But this Savannah business is not one
for high blown orations. It is a matter
of humanity. These people at Savan
nah are in no position at this crisis,
either io help the public enemy of the
United States or to help themselves. If
they formed the community of a South
ern inland town, there might be a chance
left them, if they were evil-minded—to
pervert what good we sent them to dis
loyal uses. As it is. they are as effec
tually cut off from connection—commer
cial,‘social or political—with the rest of
rebeldom, as if they were inhabitants of
the Feejee Islands.*
The prime question is this, that some
twenty thousand people, residents of our
common country, occupying a town
with which New York maintained, for
long years, the most intimate commer
cial and social relations, are now short
of food—mainly by reason of a war j
which not live in ,i thousand of them
probably had any hand in originating.— j
Even if they *were a rebellious commu- !
nity to-day. they have the claim of a
subjugated people upon us. unless this
war is one of absolute .-aterminations,
The prime duty of C oi. •Allen, the Sa
vannah agent, we take it. was to repeat
here in a few soldierly word? what Gen.
Sherman authorized hint to say. Hav
ing done this, his mL-sion was explained,
and in response thereto the duty of the
merchants of New York became so sim
ple that ponderous resolutions and la
bored speeches were altogether thrown
PRINTERS AY ANT E D.
Five good can obtain steady
employment by app tying at this office,
111 Bay street.
NOTICE TO THE PATRONS OF THE
The. proprietors of Tiir Palmmto II sk
ald have bee? granted* permission tef
publish a daily paper from the office of
the Savannah News. It i? designed to
remove the establishment there, and to
issue a live daily paper, devoted to such
news as is not contraband. Subscribers
to The Palmetto Herald can have the
money refunded them for the unexpired
term of their subscription, or receive the
daily instead, for a proportionate time.
Confident that we have fully met the ex
pectations of our many kind patrons, in
the publication of a weekly newspaper,
we invite a continuance of their custom,
and promise our best endeavors to make
a daily one interesting
Cairo, Thursday; Jan. if.
The following further particulars of
Grierson’s recent raid are irora a reliable
source. They brought in 700 prisoners,
including two Colonels and a number
of others. 1.000 able-bodied negroes
and 1,000 horses* They killed and
wounded 150 men. Among the prison
ers is Brig. Gen. Ghoison.
A fortification called Egypt, on the
Mobile and Ohio Railroad, was carried
by assault, and the garrison of 500 rebels
captured, whilst Gen. Gardner was ia
sight with 2.000 infantry, which General
Grierson held at bay. while Coi, Karge’s
brigade charged the stockade on horse
back. ' •
The whole country was iu arms by
this time, and forces were even brought
from Macon, Ga.
Hampered by the large number of
prisoners, anti opposed by great;v supe
rior forces, Grierson could not go toCa
kawba to release our prisoners, as di
rected by General Dana, but struck for
Grauada. and then tor Vicksburg.
Forty miles of the Mobile and Ohio
Railroad are so badly damaged that
Hood's whole army cannot repair it in.
months. New pontoons, new wagons,
and a large amount of supplies, en
unite to Hood, were destroyed in the
Besides the factories, a large amount
of cloth, wool, leather and shoes were
destroyed at Bankston.
The railroad and public property were
destroyed at Nevada, and also SOO wa
gons and 500 new English carbines for
Forrest, and large quantities of ammu
Grierson's loss was twenty’-five .killed
and eighty wounded.
The steamer Armada, tn m Evans
ville, reports Union town, Ky.. in pos
session of guerillas, who were* firing into
Larkin W. Ray, who murdered Bur-,
geon I). G. Saddler, was hung at Baton
Rouge on the both nit-
Forrest is reported to be concentrating
a large force at Paris, Tennessee. A
great number of hi? men are hovering
•around their homes in Tennessee
Kentucky, conscripting, robbing aqul
murdering Union men.
Rumors prevail of a force having
been organized to attack Paducah again
One hundred and seventy-two rebel
officers, prisoners from Johnson's Island,
have arrived here, en route to New Or
leans. for exchange.
Surscrihfrs who wish to scud the Sa
vannah Daily Herald North, are assured
that their order- wiU lx* promptly at
tended to. We charge nothing for
wrapping tic* papers and delivering them
at the Post (’flier, and we take ail pains
to forward by *e very mail. Orders can be
be left for any number of issues, at the
Ora Ilors?:. —This old favorite res
taurant of Savannah. on Bay Street, near
the corner of Whitaker Street, is now
open by *\Y. T. House. Weils& Cos, ait
army boy?, who have served their time
faithfully and received ;:-a honorable dis
charge. They have a good bill of fare,
excellent books, attentive waiters, and
’ fine accommodation?.
The human heart is like a leather bed
—it must be roughly handled, well
l shaken, and exposed to a varietv of turns,
1 to prevent Us becoming hard-
T a:; 1»r Or vice of the Savannah
Daily Herald is at No. 111 Bay street.
Masonic. Wc have in our editorial
room a complete file, of Thm National
Fkli; Mason, for ISffU-d. with the Jan
uary number for 1 H<>s, which wc shall be
happy to allow the examination of by any
ot the fraternity.
Health Omem— The office ot Bur
geon John ( Morgan, Health Officer of
Savannah, is a the Centra( Railroad.