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LATER NORTHERN NEWS.
Arrival of Steamer Clack stone
New York Dates to the 31st.
GOLD 3.10 tx 2.11.
Capture of a Valuable Bleck
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THE SUBJECT OF COTTON
PERMITS IN CONGRESS.
THIS FREEDJIEN’S BILL.
CAPTURE OF A REBEL TORPEDO BOAT.
Reported Evacuation of Mobile.
(Special Despatc h to the Savannah Dediij Ilcral
Hilton Head. S. C., Friday evening,
Feb. 3, 1865. —The steamer Blackstone
arrived here this evening, with a large
mail, and New York dates to Jan. 31st.
The following are the most important
extracts from the files of late papers:
VALUABLE BLOCKADE RUNNER CAPTURED.
Washington, Jan. 30.—Admiral Porter
reports to the Navy Department, the
capture of the blockade runner. “Blen
heim, !1 on the night of January 24th, in
Cape Fear River. She was from Nassau,
hound in, not knowing the place had
fallen into our possession. She had a
Taluable assorted cargo.
Gold 2.10 to 2.11.
Washington, Jan. 30.
The House Commercial Committee
were in session to-day, for the purpose of
investigating the whole question of Cot
ion permits. It has been referred to a
sub committee of five, who intend to
hold daily sessions. They have already
examined a number of persons who are
understood to have the necessary docu
THE DUTY ON PAPER.
The Senate will not, it is believed,
adopt the amendment of the Finance
Committee, fixing the duty on paper at
fifteen cents instead of five, as provided
in the House resolutions.
THE FREEDMEN’S BILL.
The Committee of Conference who
have been engaged for some time in ar
r&nging the disagreements between the
two houses on the Freedmen’s Bill, have
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEB. 4, 1865.
settled the matter. The bill is to estab
lish a department in the City of Wash
ton, for the care of freedrnen and aban
doned lands. It provides for the ap
pointment of a Commissioner at an an
nual salary of $4,000, who is required to
give bonds in the sum of SIOO,OOO, for
the faithful performance of his duties.
It is to be a separate Department, and is
destined to he of the highest importance.
THE MILITARY APPOINTMENTS,
The Senate Military Committee had
another session to-day for the purpose of
considering the military appointments
before them. A strenuous effort has been
made to induce the Committee to report
against the confirmation of Surgeon-Gen
eral Barnes. They have, however, in
structed their chairman to report him to
the Senate for confirmation.
THE TAX BILL.
The Ways and Means Committee to
day received the report of the Sub-Com
mittee on the Tax Bill. They have not
materially altered the schedule of the old
bill, simply perfecting it with a view to
its proper administration. In regard to
the tax on crude and manufactured pe
troleum, they have not changed the lat
ter, ami have only imposed a very slight
tax on the crude. The Committee will
hold daily sessions upon it till it is ready
to be reported to the House.
A REBEL TORPEDO BOAT CAPTURED IN
Washington, January SOth.—Com
modore Radford telegraphs to-day
to the Secretary of the Navy, from City
Point, that a torpedo boat was left by
the Rebels, aground, just above the ob
structions. Commander Nichols was
ordered to send a night expedition for
the purpose of capturing her, which was
successful, and the boat is now in our
service. She has two good engines on
Fortress Monroe, Jan. 28. —Advices
from North Carolina have reached here
to the effect that the Weldon and Gaston
bridges have been carried away by the
heavy freshel in that river.
REPORTED EVACUATION OF MOBILE.
Cairo, Jan. 30. —A steamer had ar
rived at New Orleans from Mobile Bay
bringing a rumor of the Evacuation of
Mobile. The report w’as received from
the Flag Ship on the 20th.
The Steamer Magenta, from New Or
leans the 24th has arrived. She reports
all quiet along the river.
Antidote for Poison. Dr. J. Edmonds 4
a prominent London physician, writes
as follows to the London Times; “I en
close a simple, safe and accessible pre
scription for the whole range of acid cor
rosive poison which, if promptly used, will
almost invariably save life. Mix two
ounces of powdered chalk or magnesja,
or one ounce of washing soda, with a
pint of milk, and swallow it at ore
draught, then tickle the back of the
throat with a feather or finger so as t*
produce vomiting. Afterwards drink
freely of milk and water, and repeat the
vomiting so as to thoroughly wash cm
the stomach. Any quantity of chalk oj
magnesia may be taken with satety, bu.
soda in large quantities is injurious. J
may add that narcotics are excepted.—-*
Milk is an antidote for almost all the pob
sons, and especially if followed by vom
iting.M ~ tStMixii
ANOTHER PIRATICAL PLOT ON
[From the San Francisco Bulletin, Dec. 26.]
For some time past the government
authorities at this place have had reason
to believe that a piratical expedition to
prey puon the commerce of the Pacific
was in contemplation, and accordingly
measures were taken for the discovery
and frustration of the suspected plot.—
Michael Hayes, of Hayes’ Park, was
suspected to ae a leading spirit in the
enterprise, and a watch was set on his
movements, which resulted in his arrest
on Saturday, together with the accumu
lation of overwhelming proofs of his
guilt. W. R. Robertson, formerly book
keeper for T. W. Park, in Mariposa, and
more lately a clerk in the custom house,
and one Finley (both sound Union men),
were the principal agents in bringing the
guilty party or parties to justice. It
seems that Robertson has for a long time
been acting as a government spy, at the
same time that he was believed by cer
tain enemies of the governnlent to be
sound on the secesh question, wherefore
he was admitted by them to all their se
cret councils, and to a knowledge of
their piratical designs. They supposed
they had a staunch friend in him,and he,
to keep up appearances, and to carry
out the object in view, pretended to give
them contraband information of die mi
nor workings of the Custom House and
of government affairs, until he had their
full confidence. Dlnley had played a
like game with them, and it was to
him that Hayes first made the proposi
tion for fitting out the expedition. Finley
objected on account of the risk incurred,
when Hayes produced letter of marque
from Jeff. Davis, which Finley examined,
was found correct, when he consented to
loin. Robertson was then informed of
the plan, and asked to join them. But
he appeared reluctant, and after having
discussed the subject several times, a
meeting was arranged at Hayes’ Park,
on Saturday, about noon. Robeitson,
in the meantime, had conferred with
the military authorities, and Major Van
Vost and Lieutenant Judkins were close
at hand in a hack, while Lieutenant
Waller, with a detachment of nine of
the provost guard, were carelessly
‘‘hanging about” and attracted no at
tention. It was agreed between them,
that upon Robeitson raising his right
hand and grasping the lapel of his coat
at the collar, that the provost guard
should rush 4n and take the three par
ties prisoners, Robertson and Finley to
be arrested with Hayes to disarm the
latter's suspicion. Hayes, Robertson
and Finley met at the Pavillion. A
game of biliards was proposed, du
ring which Hayes that Rob
ertson should purchase the schooner
Colon of N. Lord & Cos., give his note
and part cash for the vessel, Robertson
to be secured in his purchase by a cer
tificate of deposit for $1,700 which
Hayes had, and which was found on his
person when arrested. The Colon was
to be armed with one gun, and they
were to equip her and smuggle out,
with the assistance of Robertson, who
was to manage the affair at the Custom
House, and having got outside were to
seize a large vessel, transfer their arma
ment to her, and eventually take one of
the ocean steamships, with which they
could sweep the Pacific of its commerce
and enrich themselves in fabulous
amounts. The latter pretended to de
cline* alleging that if they were
caught their necks would pay
the forfeit for their indiscretion.
He did not wish to enter into the
thing until he was sure of his premises.
Hayes replied that he had the necessary
letters of marque from Jeff. Davis, which
if they were caught, would insure them
treatment as prisoners of war. “Let me
see them,” said Robertson. Hayes re
plied that they would be out on the next
train, in about twenty minutes. “All
right, ” replied Robertson, “I wiil wak*r
and he leaned up against the bar wit 2&
his elbow on the counter, but?, nnfrirUa—
nately, thoughtlessly took holdoftbtr
front of his coat, though at a point lcirer
down than the place intended for ftte*.
signal. This movement, however,
mistaken for the signal agreed upon,
the provost guard rushed in and sefra&
them. Hayes was taken into town m
the carriage # and driven to the provost,
guard headquarters, where an examina
tion was held before General McDow*flf
and the three sent over to Aleatrax Is
land. It was exceedingly unfortunate
that the signal was mistaken, ©r other
wise the original document might hare
been taken with the
would have furnished additional prcoi.
Hayes is an old resident of this city hsas
always been a man of strong ScutLcqßfc
sympathies and secesh proclivities, y,£42r
during the late Presidential campaigjLi
was the President of the Hayes Park
Broom Rangers, and always acted
marshal iu their processions. It &
thought there is sufficient proof to con
vict him of the crime of conspiracy ten
fit out a piratical expedition within tlMfe
waters of the United States - r and, if De
is convicted m the hands of the milUxTy*.
authorities, his punishment is death.
Children who are what is cxßtidl
“good,” and who die young, are oil***,
held up as models, by teachers wwslt
others, but are not, as a general thin*
favorite studies tor the genuine
and girls. A boy once said to a clergy
man, who had described the death qj'uu
good child ;
“I do hate those dead babies ! £ fifes*
to hear about children that don’t
The Nouvelliste, of Rouen, says that:
when the Emperor of Russia was. att
Hamburg, this year, he went into ibi
gambling rooms, and being tempted to
try his luck at roulette, told his aid-de
camp to throw down a note of
roubles upon the red. But the ball ML
scarcely began to roll when the croupier*,
with his rake, roughly pushed away the •
Russian paper, saying that the bank tifuik
not take that sort of money. The
de-camp took it up without
strance, and the Czar, who most assured
ly was not recognised by the croupier.,
On Christmas Day Mrs. James G. Bris—
net sent sleighs in all directions, with or
ders to the drivers to pick up and terser
to her residence, at Washington Heigh ts r ,
all the ragged little street children
could find. To the 150 poor boys atva?
girls thus gathered together, she gave* &t.
good Christmas dinner, and otherwise
provided for their enjoyment of the d&yv
The Salem Gazettf tells the fbllowiaijg;
“A young spring goose was
in Salem market by John 'Bradstreet,
Topsfield, on Tuesday, weighing IZT
pounds ! Tnis was one of four, baU kswOt
by an old goose 78 years of age! Tl*?
average weight of the four XB*
An hoßest grazier, who had scan
“Richard III,” perforin, in CincinnataL
waited upon the manager, next
to say that if the gentleman w 7 ho wani*£<
a horse, on the previous evening. Lcfefi
his mind, he had got an abundaac* «&
nags, and should belia; py to trade.
A letter from one of Early’s soldi****
say : “We all think Gen. Early drink*,
too much. It is notorious that wLene'p
er he gains a victory, or meets with st
reverse, be gets gloriously drunk, sjbk£
often stays so for several days.”