Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, February 03, 1865, Image 2
#amntuxU £Mly 2tcrald. BY S. W. MASON AND CO. SAVANNAH, FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 1565. MEETING OF THE FHEEDXEN. Yesterday afternoon there was a meet ing of the freedinen and freed women of this city, at the Second African Church, which was filled to its utmost capacity. The meeting was called oy direction of CSess. Saxton, inspector of lands under the recent land order of Gen. Sherman, that he might explain to the freedmen their position under the late military eveotSj also what was before them in the fixture. , it was an interesting occasion. No tices of the meeting were given in the African Churches last Sunday, and it has fieen the theme of conversation among the colored people during the week. — Tfbc pews, in the body of the house, were filled. The galleries presented a sable cloud of faces. Seats were placed m the aisles, and every seat in the house was occupied, and there was still a crowd at the door auxious to ontain an entrance. General Saxton and staff, Rev. Mr. French, who has labored among the colored men from the occupation of Beaufort, the ministers of the African churches, officers of Gen. Grover's divi ai on, and several gentlemen from New York and Boston were present as inter ested spectators. The choir sang “America,” as an open ing piece, and then at the request of Gen. fiuxton they also sung the Missionary Hymn— “ From Greenland's icy Mountains, Frein; India's coral strands." They acquitted themselves creditably. PL*yer was offered by Rev. Mr. Hous- Ifewi, after which Gen. Saxton addressed tlse audience, explaining to them the position they occupied—that through the war and in the providence of God they were free men, that all their relations of He had been suddenly changed ; that bow they would no longer be provided fca\ but must provide for themselves ; tfcat the government which had made them free had set apart the islands of He coast for their occupation, and that •She head of each family was entitled to ftrty acres of land. The extent of territory was made plain % familiar illustrations. He also set fief ore them the inducements held out by the government for the able-bodied men to enlist ; that it was their €fe?y to support the government which Had set them free. Be explained to them that all wealth was the result of labor—and that hap piness and prosperity could only come ffeom labor, and that they must work Baid—-harder perhaps than when they were under their masters He spoke of what had been done at Beaufort by men who were slaves four / years ago, but who Bad accumulated five or ten thousand dellais, who had learned to read and write. He had detailed Capt. Ketch ram who would have their lands in his oharge, and who was colonization offi cer of the islands. General Saxton was listened to with gaofectnd attention. fftev. Mr. French made an address, oalarging upon what had already been eaidL Tueir freedom was the gift of GkxS,the President had only proclaimed it, a mi Gen. Sherman had brought it to them. This was received by the audience with cries of “Amen!” M Bless the Lord!” “Yes, Yes,” “That ffc-wl" The time had come when their old habits must be changed. Their old masters were not bound to help them, they must help themselves. His advice was for some of them to remain with their masters, and work faithfully and receive wages, which their old masters would doubtless be willing to make as long as they could afford. The young men should enlist, but all others should at once go to the islands and commence operations, living in huts till they could get houses. They must take their hoes, spades and shovels, and lay out their gardens, and raise vegetables for the market, and chickens, and com and cotton. They must begin at once and not sit idly upon the docks. They must woik. They must do as the chickens do—scratch or die. They mast feed themselves and elevate them selves. Kind men were ready to help them—to teach their children, but they must start out independently if they would be respected. They must have but one wife, must quit lying, and be honest, and conduct themselves in such a manner that they would win the respect of everybody. He believed they would succeed, but above all they must remember that all the great blessings which had come to them were from Jesus Christ. Several times during the meeting the audience gave way to loud demonstra tions of joy at the prospect before them. Old Hundred was sung at the close, followed by the Benediction. Our Weather Paragraph Com posed Exclusively for the Herald. We delay the preparation of this im portant article until the last possible moment, as we intend to spare no pains or expense in making this department as valuable as possible. The weather market was rather dull this morning, but some excitement was occasioned on Bay street by a considerable fall of rain. Umbrellas were in active demand, and went up considerably, but in conse quence of a reaction in the rain market, declined after 9 o'clock and closed at 10.20. Whiskey went “down, but there were few transactions, and scarce ly any spirit in the market. Mud was plenty but speculators were a little shy. The bulls, (driven by commissary em ployees) had it all their own way to day, but we can probably bear it by to morrow. ■ Fuel is again in active de mand-shorts quoted at S2O a 522 fire-building 25 a 30. In the money mar ket 50 cent pieces are numerous, and an active demand for 5 cent ones. The Savannah Daily Herald sells at the same price, five cents per copy; the market is quick; gold and sliver are received at par. This is the end of to-day's weather article, but we shall endeavor to collect materials for another to-morrow. Bakery and Confectionery Estab lishment at Beaufort.— We call the at tion of our-numerous Beaufort readers to the advertisement of Messrs. Mc- Manus & Murray, who are" running a first class bakery and confectionery es tablishment there, and have the best facilities for filling all orders promptly and in all respects satisfactorily to the public. * Personal. We are happy to learn that Gen. Prince, formerly commanding the 2d Division, 3d A. C., ha3 been as signed to duty with Gen. Sherman. He arrived in town yesterday and is stop ping at the Pulaski House. Capt. Rus sell, A. D. C., accompanies the Genera*. Maj. Gen. Foster, commanding the De partment, arrived in town lad night. Ax Order to Improve the Sanitary Condition of the City. —We print else where an important order, relating to the sanitary condition of the city. We urge upon the citizens of the city the ne cessity us at once getting vaccinated, and thereby preventing the spread of the loathsome disease that already exists to some extent in this city. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound ot cure, and a little care and prompt attention now to these eminently proper precau tions, will prevent the spread of the small pox, and accomplish its final eradication. Another matter, bearing on the sanitary condition of the city, is worthy of an allusion ju3t now. It is the proper policing of the city. The military authorities will do all they can, but in order to make their labors effi cient and productive of the best results, they ueed the active and hearty co operation of the citizens, which should be rendered cheerfully and at once. By this means the health of the city will be improved, and all danger from epidemics warded off. We ask an earnest atten tion to this subject. Serenade to the Herald. —We were honored last evening by a serenade from the Band of General Molineux’ Brigade, of the 19th Army Corps, un der the leadership of Martin Freeber thyzer. It discoursed iu capital style several spirited pieces, which attracted quite a little assemblage of persons who seemed to enjoy the music with great zest. As for ourselves, we w T ere charm ed by their delicious harmonies, and we return to one and all of the baud, our grateful acknowledgments for the com pliment conferred upon us. The Band will hereafter play at For syth Park, every Wednesday and Satur day afternoon, at half pa st three o clock. We trust that a large atten dance of ladies of the city will grace these musical soirees with their pres ence. The seiectidhs of music will be of a classical character, and their rendition of the first order. MARINE NEWS. Arrived—Steamer Mattagorda. Ayers, Hilton Head ; Str. U. S. Grant, Dobbs. New York ; Str. Loyalist, TOfiner, Hilton Head; Str. Norfolk, Robbins, Hilton Head : Str. A. FI etcher, Wilson, New York; Schooner Electric Spark, Dehart, Hilton Head ; Schr. Margaret A Lucy, Greeley, Hilton Head ; Schr. Ida DeUatorre, Fichett, Hil t m Head: Schr. C. S. Grove, McKee, Hilton Head; Schr. Kate Merrill, Weeks, Hilton Head. Departed—Steamer Norfolk, Robbins, Hilton Head ; Schr. A. A. Rowe. Casberry, Hilton Head; Str. Loyalist, Oflmer, Hilton Head; Str. Matta gordon, Ayers, Hilton Head. Capt- Albert Stearns, Street Com missioner, has his office at No. 12(> South Broad street, next afrove the corner of Barnard street. Ilis residence is at the N. E. corner of Broughton.. and Drayton streets. He invites written com plaints of all unisances existing in and about the city to be left at his office. A Pretty Mower in Saxony. —At Dresden I saw the Sistine Madonna with inexpressible delight; but I saw another sight not quite so poetical and ideal, yet still to be looked upon with interest and pleasure. One day I was walking through the public square to the picture gallery. I happened to notice a woman mowing, I stopped, sat down and looked at her for an hour. She was apparently two or three and twenty. Her head was finely formed, and set firmly on her shoulders. Her hair was neatly braided round it; her features were regular; eyes bright blue ; form vigorous, well round ed lifce that of Dorothea in Goethe's poem. From her ears hung golden ear rings. She wore a bright colored petti coat, reaching a little below the knees ; her legs were bare, and her feet encased in embroidered shoes. She was the pic ture of health and robust beauty. She . swung the scythe with an inimitable ease and grace ; and as she did so, there was a placid expression on her pleasant countenance, which spoke of a good conscience, a contented spirit, and a willingness to do the work’ which her destiny pointed out. I examined the swaths ; the grass was cut as smooth as velvet; you could not tell where one swath ended and the next began. An English lawn looked no smoother. It was a work of art, high art; and an American iarmer might have taken a useful lesson. I wish I could have taken her portrait as she stood before me: Pro/, Felton . [From the Waver!ey.] THE CLOUDS. ISY AUGUSTUS TREADWELL. The clouds, the clouds, oh! the pure white clouds. That come with the morning’s dawn. When the air is fresh and the pearly dew Shines forth on flower and lawn. How they roll along with their silvery light, In their course towards the zenith above j, In their snowy robes like angels they seem’ Ou a heavenly mission of love. The clouds, the clouds, oh ! the murky clouds That oit come with meridian hour. When thunders roll and lightnings flash, And the sky begins to lower. How dread they look as they upward rise, In billowy folds of gloom, And clothe the earth with their sombre shade As if man had met his doom. The clouds, the clouds, oh! the evening clouds, Thai come with the twilight grey, All tinged with gold from the parting light Os the settiug god of day. How they shine, those glorious sunset clouds, And in grandeur move a long ; The blue, the crimson, the silver and gold, In a fair continuous throng. ■j-J S. CHRISTIAN COMMISSION ‘ Pleaching at Wesley Chapel, corner of South Broad A Lincoln Sts., on SUNDAY at 10 1-2 a. m., by Rev. Mr. FRENCH. Chaplain U. S. A.; at 3, p. m., by Rev. M. BOWMAN, Chaplain 22d lowa. Citizens, Soldiers, .and all are invited to attend. Seats Free. Chaplains will please remember the CHAP LAINS’ MEETING, 10, a. m., every Monday Morning, at Wesley Chapel. Feb.3-2t Headquarters u, s. forces, District of Savannah, Ga., Feb. 2, ISGS. Genet, at. Okdek.) No. 5. f In order to affect a thorough vaccination in parts of the city heretofore neglected in this re spect, the following method will be adopted ; A sufficient number of Surgeons and assistants, under the immediate supervision of Surgeon Morgan, Health Officer of the Post, and Surgeon Provost,Medical Director 2d Div. 19th Army Corps, will*take immediate charge of the vaccination of those requiring it inrthe District west of West Broad street, and east of East Broad Street. The City Government is requested to cause those to be vaccinated who require it, in that portion of the city lying between East and West Broad Streets. Vaccine matter will be furnished and any assistance loaned by the Health Officer of the Post, if required. . By Command of Brv’t Maj.-Gen. GROVER. Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. Gen’l feb.3tt Notice. A large assortment of DRY' GOODS, Small Wares—such as Pius, Needles, Combs, Brushes, Umbrellas, Bonnets, Ac., Ac., at WHOLESALE, in the store formerly occupied by H. A, Rich mond, corner of Congress A Whitaker Streets. Feb’y *2. 18d5. ts Bakery & confectionery estab lishment AT BEAUFORT. We respcctfuily call the attention of the public to our Bakery A Confectionery Establishment in Sam. A. Cooley’s Bnilding at Beaufort, at which we are prepared promptly to till any orders which may be forwarded to us. Special attention is paid to the manufacture of Ornamental Pieces, Fancy Confectionery, and'Elegant Pastry, for holiday or festival tables Feb. 3-ts McMANUS & MURRAY. OPECIAL NOTICE.~ O Avery large and desirable Cargo has arriv ed in this Port, and now placed m the large Ware house formerly occupied by J. V. Counerat, cor ner of BAY & BARNARD STREETS, where it is offered in lots, at Wholesale only. Groceries, Flour, Corn Meal,Pork, Beef, Hams, Fish, Preserved Meats, Pickles. Ac., Kerosene Oil and lamps, also large and well assorted in voices of Dry Goods, Small Wa.es, Men’s Clo thing and Furnishing Goods, Hats, Stationery, Wooden Ware—also a full assortment of Hard- V are. The attention of the Trade is particularly call ed to this? stock. CORNER OF BAY & BARNARD STREETS. FURNITURE FOR SALE! Piano, Sofas. Bedsteads, Carpets, Ac. lebi 3t No. 3 Gordon Biock. yOOAL. A Bass Singer, good reader, desires, for the practice, a position in some Quartette Choir ; is acquainted with all the different ser vices. Address “W. D. W.,” at this office. Jan 29 ts .