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BY 8. W. MABON AND CO.
SAVANNAH. SATURDAY, JAN, ‘it, 1365.
TUG iID Fi)!! SIYMSIH.
The Distribution of Supplies.
ARHIVAL OF ANOTHER
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM BOSTON.
Tlic fresh meat which arrived on the
steamer Rebecca Clyde, oa Thursday;
was nearly all distributed yesterday, and
to-day the other supplies are being dis
charged. They will be taken to the city
storehouse for distribution.
The steamer Daniel Webster arrived
in the I toads yesterday afternoon, baa
ing left New York on the 16th. She has
a large cargo of supplies, about one
third of which was contributed by the
citizens of Boston, and the balance pur
chased by Col. Allen.
The steamship Greyhound is now due
with another instalment from Boston.
She sailed on the 14th.
The Daniel Webster will probably ar
rive here this evening.
" Thbatre.— We call attention to the
advertisement of a grand performance
at the Theatre this evening, including
both professional actors and amateurs. —
‘The entertainment will embrace a large
variety, including dramatic, gymnastic,
musical and other exercises.
Surgeon Slcsskr, oi the G‘.)th O. V. 1.,
is in charge of the 14th Army Corps
We understand from the passengers
by the Ajax, which arrived at this port
yesterday, that they were much pleased
with the seaworthiness and accommoda
tion of the ship. All speak in the high
est terms of the courtesy of the officers
and particularly of Capt. Geo. F. Car
penter, Purser Howard C, Dickinson
and the gallant Admiral Murphy.
Among the passengers by her we no
tice the names of Gen. McCullom, Col.
Bwiug and C. F. Gilbert, Superintendent
U. S. Seriate Document Room.
Chaplain Uth Corps Hospital.—
Ilev. Joseph Morris, of the Ohio Confer
ence, of the 113tii O. V. 1., has been de
tailed by General J. C. Davis, as Chap
lain of the Uth Array Corps Hospital.
Three good Printers can obtain steady
employment by applyia g at this office
11L Bay street.
Arrived. —Steamship Suvvo Nada, New York;
steamship Daniel Webster, Boston, via New
York, with supplies for the needy of the city.
Departed.—Steamer George Leary, Denning,
Hon. Edward Everett, tlic gifted ora
tor, the eminent statesman, the gener
ous philanthropist, was found dead iu
liis bed, in Bostou, on Sunday. His dis
ease was apoplexy. His last public ef
fort was at the meeting in Fanueil Hall
iu aid of Savannah.
Masonic. We have in our editorial
room a complete file of The National
F&kb Mason, for 1863-4, with the Jan
uary number for 1865, which we shall be
Chappy to allow the examination of by any
lof the fraternity.
A YANKEE IN THE CHURCHES
TIIE INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
It is universally admitted that few
Southern cities can boast of such
stately churches as the “ Forest. City .”
The Independent Presbyterian Church
is a magnificent structure. The archi
tecture is peculiar, and the architect
built for posterity. The entire edifice is
ornamented with splendid tokens of his
taste, industry and perseverance.—
Nothing can exceed it in grandeur and
elegance. It has been built for several
years, and cost over one hundred and
twenty-three thousand dollars. It was
erected by the munificence of a few
This church is advantageously located
in the centre of the city, and is sur
rounded by magnificent residences.—
From its lofty spire there is a full view
of the noble river, crowded with splen
did steamers, gaily decked in their many
colored streamers. It was the evening
hour, and the gilded sunbeams, resting
on the spires of the churches and the
roofs of the houses, glittered in ten
thousand reflections from the more dis
tant buildings, throwing a soft and mel
lowed radiance around the scene, and
giving to the public edifices the appear
ance of towers, and battlements and
“With domes fantastically set
Like cupola or minaret,”
When I first looked upon the Indepen
dent Presbyterian Church.
This handsome Chuich Is very acces
sible, being approachable from every
part of the city. The building is spa
cious, and in architectural character
well adapted to the object for which it
was designed—massive and uniform
evincing weight and respectability, with
a moderate diffusion of ornament. The
interior of the Church affords many ob
jects of gratification. There are several
costly embellishments, but the most es
timable ornaments are memorials to de
parted .eloquence, piety and beauty.
Thesdare worthy of an attentive exami
nation. Among these stands, unrivalled
in attraction, a beautiful marble tablet,
commemorative of the genius and learn
ing of Dr. Preston, a former pastor of
I attended the Church last Sunday. A
large congregation, filling this great Ca
thedral-like structure, fashionable and
beautiful in the highest degree, turn their
eyes to the pulpit. The middle aisles
are occupied by young ladies, looking as
gay, charming, as a flower garden. The
galleries, as well as the main part of the
house were completely filled. The peo
ple idolize their pastor, and are very gen
erous in their treatment of him. His
name is a cherished one to them. Dr.
Axson has been preaching here for seven
years. He was for eighteen years con
nected with a small charge at Midway,
where he was extensively useful in the
various duties of his profession. He
was also for a short period President of
the Greensborough Female College. He
is now passing his fiftieth year, and his
mind is still vigorous and unclouded.
He can at pleasure throw off a shower
of gems of mingled wit, pleasantry and
piety, to the high gratification of all.
Marvellous changes has this good man
witnessed.in this city and its environs—
Savannah growing from its obscurity to
its present prosperity and splendor. The
foot walks, broad avenues, public squares
and extensive parks, have all sprung up
in his day. Dr. Axson's pulpit talents
are of the highest order. In person he
is slim, spare, and stooping. He has the
scholarly look. He is beginning to carry
marks of age in his wrinkled face and
gray hair. In the pulpit he invariably
wears the gown, so common in Scotland.
Probably in : this respect he complies
with the popular demand, for every
where there seems to be a traditionary
impression that, a man cannot be clothed
with salvation until he is clothed with
the surplice. It is evident that the Doc
tor's sermons are prepared with the ut
most care. He generally preaches from
a manuscript. His intellect is of a mas
sive character. Metaphor he uses, but
with consummate skill. His power in
the pulpit is an educated power, his ora
tory the oratory of mind. In respect to
style and form, the sermon we heard was
faultless. It was correct in its Taco log
ical sentiments, and profound in some
of its views. It was marred, however,
by a delivery too cold to suit the popular
taste. Rarely have I heard such a mas
terly vindication of Divine sovereignty.
The logic was overwhelming.
The sermon was adorned with the
graces of elocution and utterance. He
has the volume and silvery sweetness of
voice necessary for a popular orator.—
Lord Byron truly says in Don Juan:
The Devil hath not in all his quivers choice
An arrow for the heart like a sweet voice,
And the names of Beranger, Victor
Hugo, O'Connell, Maffit and Clay, may
be cited in confirmation of this state
ment. Gallow Glass.
[Written for the Savannah Daily Herald 1
THE PROGRESS OF MILITARY
Nothing can more clearly demonstrate
the military progressiveness of the age,
than the conduct of Gen. Sherman's
troops in the city of Savannah. Here is
a record of a large and successful army,
flushed with victory, triumphantly en
tering a thickly populated citv, permit
ted to roam at will and mingle with its
inhabitants. The Commanding General,
in giving his troops this permission, has
not only shown his knowledge of and
confidence in his forces, but his forces
have shown that they could appreciate
the leader who confided to them a privi
lege, which, although they did not fail to
enjoy, they certainly failed to abuse ; and
there can be no doubt that this reunion
between the soldiers and the people has
done more to establish the confidence of
the latter than could have been effected
by the concentrated diplomacy of the
wisest statesmen in the land.
In a military point of view, the order
ly conduct of these soldiers is truly as
tonishing. The city and its inhabitants,
entirely at the mercy of their victors, are
looked upon and treated, not as fallen
foes, but as erring brothers, who having
permitted themselves to be led from the
path of duty—a duty they owed to
themselves, their country and their God
—are in the very hour of'their adversity,
clasped by the hand, and with words of
brotherly love entreated to again em
brace the flag which in an unguarded
hour they rejected—the flag they once
honored and loved, and which, still un
sullied, floats, a symbol ot protection to
the lives, property and sacred honor of
all who live beneath its folds.
The manly conduct of these brave
heroes cannot, therefore, be too highly
appreciated, for they have shown the
nations of the world an example that
has no parallel recorded on the pages of
war’s dread history, either ancient or
modern ; and day by day, the people of
the State of Georgia are becoming cog
nizant of, and will prize the sympathy
thus extended them, and vindicate the
truth contained in his holy writ, that
“kind words averteth anger.”
To whnt is tliir grand order of things
Discipline, undoubtedly, above all else.
Confidence between the leader and the
The pride of the soldier, in himself, his
comrades and his corps.
What phalanx could break down the
consolidated strength of such a trio!'
Honor then to the man that has brought
his army to such a splendid state of per
fection—and he may well feel proud to
command such men, a9 who would not,
that has his country’s interest at heart.
That his onward march may termi
nate in the restoration of the Union, and
a lasting peace, is the prayer of all Union
loving men. Surrey. -
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 20, 1865.
EXTRACTS FROM REBEL PAPERS
The Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel
of the 4th instant, publishes a number of
news items, derived from a gentleman
who left Savannah on-the Ist inst.
The most perfect order is maintained
in the city. No soldier is allowed to
interfere with the citizen in any particu
lar. A citizen was arrested by a drun
ken soldier a few days since. The citi
zen knocked the soldier down. The of
ficer of the guard, as soon as he arrived,
said nothing to the citizen, but had the
soldier taken to the barracks, gagged
and soundly whipped for his misbeha
A drunken soldier who undertook to
create a disturbance recently, and who
refused to allow himself to be arrested,
was shot down at once by the guard.
One or two of the insurance com
panies of Savannah are considering a
project of establishing a National Bank*
for the issue of “greenbaqks.”
The Custom House and Postoffice are
being cleaned and repaired, preparatory
to the commencement of business again.
The soldiers are not allowed, under
any circumstances whatever, to enter
The negroes, in most cases, are order
ly and quiet, remaining with their own
ers, and performing their customary du
One store, wLk goods from the North,
has already been opened.
Nothing but “greenbacks” are in cir
The churches, on Sundays, are well
filled with ladies. On week days, how
ever, but few of them are seen ou the
A majority of the male population have
remained in the city.
The families of most of the men who
have left still remain.
A majority of the citizens have provi
sions for some time to come, hut there is
a scarcity of wood, but Gen. Sherman
has announced that lie will soon remedy
this last difficulty by getting via
the Gulf Railway, and hauling it to the
No pass is allowed to any male person
to go toward the city.
All females who are caught going to
warb the city are thoroughly searched.
Eleven hundred loaves of good baker’s
bread, which had been collected for the
soldiers of Sherman’s army,but for which
authorized agents did not call, were on
Thursday turned over to the Poor Asso
ciation of Savannah by the Committee
acting in behalf of the soldiers’ dinner,
and were yesterday distributed to the
poor of the city.
It was truly a kind and providential
gift for the city is entirely out of bread
stuffs of every kind, and for dsfys past
have been unable to issue a pound of
meal or flour to the hundreds who were
surely in need of it.
The Whig says: “We are glad to
hear through the Virginian of the arrival
of Col. Mosby at his father’s residence
in Amherst. His wound is doing well,
and he expects to be .able to return to
duty in a short time. The Yankees will
have another account to settle when he
[Prom tbe Richmond Sentinel, Jan. 9.]
The following official despatch was re
ceived at the War Department on Satur
day evening, from Gen. Beauregard :
Macon, Jan. 7, 1865.
To Gen. S. Cooper , Adjutant, and Inspector
Gen. Hood reports from Spring BUI,