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SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD. 9 VOL<XJ3iP X.) No. 11. ) fee Sabattnab tiailijljcrali) | 18 PUBLISHED jjVERY EVENING, SUNDAYS EXCEPTED, BY s. W. MASON & CO. At 111 Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia, terms: Per Copy Five Cents. Per Hundred $3 50. Per Year SID 00. advertizing: A limited number of Advertisemeets will be re ceived at the rate of Twenty Cents per Line for first insertion, and Fifteen Cents per Line for each subsequen insertion ; invariably in advance. Ad vertisements should be handed in before noon of each day. JOB PRINTING In every style, neafly and promptly done. FOR LATEST NEWS SEE INSIDE. [From the Savannah Herald Extra of Sunday morning, Jan. 22.] NORTHERS NEWS. TWO BAITS ItATER' New York Dates to the 16th. We are indebted to Capt. Silas Spicer Harbor Master, Mr. A. A. Rice, of Ad ams Express, and other kind friends, for complete Northern files to the 10th, from which wemake extracts. Washington, Jan. 11, 1865. A refugee who left Richmond two weeks ago says: The report that Lee has sent troops to meet Sherman in South Carolina is confirmed; but the knowledge of all military movements is so well kept that it is not known in the rebel army what troops nor the num bers that have gone, although it is now three weeks since they started. The up per classes among the people of Rich mond profess to be confident of the suc cess of the rebels; but the poorer classes, who have severely felt the effect of the depreciated currency, are heartily sick and tired of the war and anxious for any mode of relief. St. Loris. Jau. 14, 1865. # (governor Fletcher issued a proclama tion to-day declaring Missouri a free State, in accordance with the emancipa tion ordinance passed by the State Con vention. Hundreds of business houses and private residences were brilliantly illuminated to-night. Bands of music are playing, fire-works are exploding, and thousands of enthusiastic citizens throng the streets to witness the grand spectacle. [From theN. Y. Herald, Jan. IG.] A Cairo despatch states that General Thomas and his staff were at Paducah, Ky., a few days ago. Deserters from the rebel Forrest’s command are constant ly coming into Cairo and taking the oath of allegiance to the government. There appears to be no longer any doubt about the evacuation by the na tional troops of some of the frontier posts in Arkansas, regarding which tele grams have been so contradictory for some days past. Our St. Louis corres pondent assures us that Fort Smith and Van Buren have been abandoned, and 'fhat Fort Gibson in the Indian Territory, nc doubt, soon will be. The garrison at Fayetteville, Ark., has not yet been withdrawn. These places are not given up from any difficulty about holding them against the rebels, but because the objects to be gained by their possession we not an equivalent for the necessary SAVANNAH, HA., MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 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 is dated at the head quarters of the rebel army in Arkansas, on the sth of December, announces Price’s death, and names General Fagin as his successor. Twelve new black hosues 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 down the rebel guerillas in that State, who are nothing less than organized murderers and robbers. Re cently a parly 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 killing. By way of Cairo we have New Or leans advices to the 7th instant. Gen. Canby had issued another and more striugent order against trade w T ith insur rectionary districts. Persons going from his lines into those 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. Nashville, Jan. 15, 18G5. The Tennessee Union State Conven tion, in its session to-day, nominated Parson W. G. Brownlow for Governor by acclamation. A delegate asked if he would accept, whereupon he responded in the follow ing language : Gentlemen— l settle the controversy by assuring you that I will accept. [Ap plause.] I caimot be expected to do anything more, and I certainly ought to do no less than tender to you, as a con vention, my sincere and unfeigned thanks tor the honor and distinction you have conferred upon me. I will not speak to you at length now, gentlemen, but what I lack in speaking, if the peo ple should ratify the nomination made by you, I will try to make up in deeds and acts, and, God being my help, if you wili send up a Legislature to reorganize the militia, and pass other necessary business, I will put an end to this infer nal system of guerilla lighting, in the State in East, Middle and West Tennes see, it we have to shoot every man con cerned in such business—(loud and long continued applause, and which the Par son retired.) The Convention are nominating mem bers of the Legislature to-night. The Richmond 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 are received by way of Dog river.— Owing to the formation of the country their position is unassailable. Our forces are in the proper position to thwart any move they may make. In a- skirmish the other clay two or three* Yankees were killed and five captured. (From theN. Y. Tribune,-Jan. 16. Tennessee.— A Convention of the Unionists of Tennessee, met in Nashville last Monday, and remained in session till Friday. Over one hundred delegates were present, representing nearly every coumy. Hon. Horace Maynard, Judges Shackelford, Miligan and Tiewhitt. Par son Brownlow, (fen. Gillem, and many other men of note, were delegates, and Gov. Andrew Johnson, (Vice Fresident elect,) attended, and spoke by invitation. As results of its deliberations, the Con vention unanimously decreed— 1. The abrogation and extinction of the pretended secession of Tennessee from the Union in 1801, with the prepara- tory “ military league” made with the Slaveholders’s Contederacv by Gov. Hare ris and 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 tuture Legislature. These propositions are submitted to to the loyal people of Tennessee, to be adopted or rejected by them at an elec tion to be held on" the February. If ratified, an election for Governor aud 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 has been in arms agaiqst the rebels. — Should Jeff. Davis ever reconquer Ten nessee, we have little doubt that he would question the validity of the doings and decisions of this body ; but since he is net likely to have a chance, we judge that 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 were nearly all its sturdy champions onl‘ four or five years ago. Headquarters Mil. Div. or the Mississippi, In the Field, Savannah, Ga„ Jan. 10th, 1865. Special Field Orders, \ No. 15. / I. The islands from Charleston, South, the abandoned rice fields along the rivers for thirty miles back from the sea, and the country bordering the St. Johns riv er, Florida, are reserved and set apart for the settlement of the negroes now made free by the acts of war and the Proclamation of the President of the United States. 11. At Beaufort, Hilton Head, Savan nah, FernancTma, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville, the blacks may remain i» their chosen or accustomed vocations; but on the islands, and in the settle ments hereafter to be established, no while person whatever, unless military officers and soldiers detailed for duty, will be permitted to reside ; and the sole and exclusive management of affairs will be left to the freed people themselves, subject only to the United States mili tary authority and the acts of Congress By the laws of war, and orders of tho President of the United States, the negro is./rec and must be dealt with as such. He cannot be subjected to conscription or forced military service, save by the written orders of the highest military authority of the Department, under such regulations as the President or Congress may prescribe, domestic servants, black smiths, carpenters, or other mechanics will be free to select their owm w*ork and residence, but the young and able-bodied negroes must be encouraged to enlist as soldiers in the service of the United States, to contribute their share towards maintaining their own freedom and se curing their rights as citizens of the United States. "Negroes so enlisted will be organized into companies, battalions and regiments under the orders of the United States military authorities, and willjbe paid, fed aud clothed according to law. The bounties paid on enlistment may, with the consent of the recruit, go to assist his family and settlement in procuring agricultural implements, seed, tools, boats, clothing and other articles necessary for their livelihood. 111. Whenever three respectable ne groes, heads of families, shall desire to settle on land, and shall have selected for that purpose an island or a locality clearly defined, within the limits above designated, the Inspector of Settlements and Plantations will himself, or by such subordinate officer as he may appoint, give them a license to settle such island or district, and afford them such assist ance as he can to enable them to estab lish a peacable agricultural settlement. The three parties named will subdivide the land, under the supervision of the Inspector, among themselves, and such others as may choose to settle near them,, so that each family shall have a plot of not more than (40)* forty acres of tillable, ground, and when it borders on same water channel, with not more than eight- • hundred feet front, in the possession of which land the military authorities will! afford them protection until such time as - can protect themselves, or until i Congress shall regulate their title. The* Quartermaster may, on the requisition of the Inspector of Settlements and Planta tions, place at the disposal of the Inspec tor one or more of the captured steamers,. to ply between the settlements and one • or more of the commercial points here tofore named in orders, to afford the stt tlers the opportunity to supply their necessary wants and to sell the products of their land and labor. IV. Whenever a negro has enlisted in the military service of the United States,, he may locate his family iu any one of. the settlements at pleasure, and acquire a homestead and all other rights and privileges of a settler as thougli present in person. In like manner negroes may settle their families and engage on board the gunboats, or in fishing, qf in the navigation of the inland waters, without losing auy claim to land or other advan tages derived from this system. But no one, unless absent on Government ser vice, will be entiled to claim any right to** land or property in auy settlement, by virtue of those orders. V. In order to carry out this system ot settlement, a General Officer will be de tailed as Inspector of Settlements and. Plantations, wffiose duty it shall be to • visit the settlements, to regulate their police and general management, ancL wiio will furnish personally to each head/ of a family,, subject to the approval of the President of the United Stales possessory title in writing, giving as near as possible- the description of boundaries, and who shall adjust all claims or con flicts that may aiise under the same, subject to’ the* like approval, Heating such tides altogether as possessory. The same General Officer will also be changed j with the enlistment and organization of' the negro recruits, and protecting tlieir interests while so absent from their set tlements ; and will be governed by the Rules and Regulations prescribed by the War Department for such purpose. VI. Brigadier General R. Saxon is. hereby appointed Inspector of Settle ments and plantations, and will at once enter on the performance of bis duties.. No change is intended or desiied in the Settlement now on Beaufort Island, nor wffil any rights to property heretofore acquired be effected thereby, By order of Maj. Gen. W. T. SHERMAN. L. M. Dayton, Maj. and Asst. Adj’t Gen L lleadq’rs U. S. Forces. Savannah, Ga., Provost Marshal’s Officr, January 23d, 1865. CIRCULAR. All persons engaged in business of any . kind in this city, whether by permission or not, are hereby required to report aS 4 this office before 4 o'clock, P. M., to morrow’, the 24th inst., their names, , places and kinds of business, amount - and character of stock on hand, and by w hom they w’ere pel mitted to trade, if holding permission, in order that the same may be registered. Any person concerned, failing to so re port, will forfeit all right and title to trade in this city. By order of Brevet Maj. Gen. GRO\ ER. Robt. P. York, Lt. Col. and Pro. Mar. “Are you short or long, Ned? asked a lame cluck, with his hands iu bis pock ets. “Long,” was the reply. ‘Then, lend me ten dollars, for I m short. Nothing could be shorter. ( PRICE [Five Cents*-