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Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, January 22, 1865, Image 2

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jfavannali £Haiiy IlmldL BY 8. W. MABON AND CO. SAVANNAH. SATURDAY, JAN, ‘it, 1365. TUG iID Fi)!! SIYMSIH. The Distribution of Supplies. ARHIVAL OF ANOTHER CARGO. 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 Hospital. • 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. PRINTERS WANTED. Three good Printers can obtain steady employment by applyia g at this office 11L Bay street. ~^r-rsrr?:z’?=. MARINE NEWS. 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, Hilton Head. 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 OF SAVANNAH. 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 generous souls. 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 castles, “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 the congregation. 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 DISCIPLINE. 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 attributable? Discipline, undoubtedly, above all else. Confidence between the leader and the led. 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 vior. 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 private residences. The negroes, in most cases, are order ly and quiet, remaining with their own ers, and performing their customary du ties. One store, wLk goods from the North, has already been opened. Nothing but “greenbacks” are in cir culation. The churches, on Sundays, are well filled with ladies. On week days, how ever, but few of them are seen ou the streets. 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 citizens. 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 gett back.” [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 General: Gen. Hood reports from Spring BUI,