SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD.
VOTX T NIE 1.1
No. 23. /
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Messrs. Schoolfield and Bright had
been addressing their constituents at
Brimingham. The former expressed re
gret at the intention ol the Americans
to terminate the Reciprocity treaty and
to place gunboats on # the lakes. VVtth
regard to non-intervention, he said he
was not prepared to join in a policy
which would altogether overlook the
injuries one natioii might intiict on
Mr. Bright expatiated on the trithnph
of thiLnou-;nierveutk)ii policy in British
politics. In regard to Parliamentary
reform, he said it could no more be put
to sleep than could the negro question
in American Qongress ; tor, though it
was always voted a great nuisance, and
not to be talked about, America is now
in deadly conflict, daily gaining freedom.
Mr. Bright used many strong arguments
in support oC the extension of the fran
chise. He pointed to the order and
tranquility with which millions voted at
the recent Presidential election in Amer
ica. .As regards American Affairs, he
said he purposely abstained from any
observations upon that sad and mourn
ful revolution which was taking place.
Mr Baxter, M. P., had been deliver
ing addresses at Blangovvrie, Scotland,
on the American question. He eulo
gized Mr. Lincoln’s administration, and
was emphatically in favor of the North.
He had perfect confidence in the ability
of the North to bring the question to a
most satisfactory solution.
> The Liverpool Post says that exten
sive orders for army clothing for the
rebels have been executed in Liverpool.
Latelj* twenty thousand uniforms were
made for the rebel artillery,
. The Vienna papers assert, that the rela
tions between Austria and Prussia contin
ue excellent, but neverthelessAustriais de •
termined to withdraw from the alliance
rather than permit Prussia to annex the
duchies. Prussia is said to seek princi
pally a direct alliance against revolution
The Catholic representatives in the
Prussian Chamber of Deputies have been
the first tc endorse the declarations of
President Von Grabon against the out
rages on the constitution, effected during
the last three years. They say, in the
address, that reconciliation between the
Deputies and the government can only
take place when the government formal
ly acknowledges the constitutional right
to vote on the budget.
The Madrid Noticios asserts that Spain
will demand from Peru an indemnity of
fifteen millions of francs for the expense
of the expedition.
The Correspondence announces that
the government will act energetically if
the encyclical letter is published without
j the authority of the Council of State.
It is rumored that Russia and the Pope
SAVANNAH, GA., MONDAY EVENING, FEB. 6, 1865.
have quarreled over the encyclical letter
M. de Sartiges had communicated to
Antonelli the measures adopted by the
French government against the encycli
cal letter. A complete rapture had oc
curred between Cardinal Andrea and the
Pope. The Cardinal was summoned to
Rome (as announced in the Herald yes
terday) to answer for rebellious language
under penalty of being deprived of the
emoluments of hia rank. It is stated
that the Cardinal refuses to leave Naples.
Numerous political prosecutions had
been abandoned in Poland.
Paraguay had declared war against
Brazil. A~decree was issued announc
ing a rupture of the treaty.
THE PAY OP THE REBEL AR
[From the Richmond Examiner, Jan. 26.]
In our patient and good humored
army there is now and then a slight
grumble of dissatisfaction at the loug
continued failure to issue their pay. Oc
casion ally, when a soldier happens to
have a sheet of paper, and pen and ink,
he writes a mild remonstrance on the
subject, and sends it to a newspaper.
There are, indeed, many thousands who
would much like to see the face of Mr.
Trcnholm’s money. And it is fairly due
to them; and Mr. Trenholm's presses
are pouring it forth by day and by night.
Where, then, does all the money go?
Why, the members of the administra
tion and all their clerks and regularly
paid; the State Department absorbs a
great deal, that it may buy gold to pay
Jews and Gentiles who are supposed to
do something in Europe.. If a private
of company X is constantly told by
the Quartermaster that there is no
money to pay him, let him be consoled
by the thought thaf the President draws
regularly. Congress takes care to be
paid “on the nail.” Mr. Foote has his
share —to pay his Expenses into the ene
my’s country. Everybody Is paid on
sight, except the soldiers; whatever
comes short, is put to their account.
Yet these same soldiers assuredly do us
some considerable service. The men
who have been standing in front of
Grant's invading army these last months,
would really seem to deserve as much
consideration and as good treatment as
let us say—Mr. Davis, attending to the
blarney of Blair, and giving blarney in
return to that public enemy, or these
well dressed gentlemen who lounge on
Bond street or the Boulevards, at our ex
It may be said, to be sure, and il is
said, that the government is unwilling
to flood the country with too much pa
per money, which, as it increases in
volume, diminishes in value. The ob
servation is profound; the political
economy undeniable; but still, why are
the. soldiers to oe last paid ? Why not
begin sometimes at the other end ? Al
ways! The first claim on the means of
the country should be the soldiers’ pay;
they ought to be the first claimants;
and if there be any shortcomings let the
other classes divide it between them.
We could do infinitely better without
(for example) the whole State Depart
ment, and all its employees in the fojr
quarters of the globe, than without one
single company of one of our skeleton
regiments. Singular as it may appear
to say so, we could dispense with the
whole Cabinet far better than dispense
with an equal number of soldiers in the
field. If there be a scarcity of money,
let the soldiers be paid first, and let no
official of any grade or officer touch a
stiver till their arrears are satisfied. No
army ever was contented that was de
frauded of pay ; and the remuneration of
ours is little enough in conscience.
If it were composed of a baser mate
rial than it is; if it resembled the merely
mercenary armies of Europe, or the
sweepings and scrapings of all the refuse
of mankind which the Yankees call
their trash ; it there were not in its ranks
a sufficient number of thoroughly pa
triotic, disinterested and devoted men to
give a high tone and spirit to the whole
mass, it would be by no means sate to
trifle with the matter of their pay. But
even they may be pressed too far. It is
not least certain that no army, of any
character, nation, clime or time, from
that of Cyrus the ruler, down to that of
Robert E Lee, General-in-Chief, _ was
ever in its best condition and discipline
when irregularly paid The pay may be
little, but it must oe punctual or disci
pline is difficult.
INTERESTING FACTS CONCERN
ING THE CENTIPEDE.
I suppose that most of those who live
in the country have made the acquain
tance, more or less intimate, with a fami
ly of insects called centipedes. They
are a curious family, and worth a little
attention. The centipedes who live in
the United States —certainly the North
ern States—are, for the most part, harm
less, I believe. But the same cannot be
said ot multitudes of the race residing
in the West Indies and other warm cli
mates. In these places the bite of the
centipede is not only very painful, but
often dangerous. I confess that I never
was a jireat friend ot the insects.—
Though**taught to consider him quite an
Jnnoceut sort of bully, I never could di
jjtewsi myself of jthe suspicion that if he
were thoroughly provoked, he would
bite. Like some other animals, his ap
pearance is against him. Many a
time, when I have turned over a
stone in the garden, or dug up
an old ana decayed stump in the woods,
and one of these insects has scampered
out, 1 have run as if forty snakes were
after me. They are quite ready to stand
on the defensive sometimes, when they
are and when they consider
themselves in danger. Their disposition
to bite, as you may well suppose, ren
ders them rather troublesome bcd-fel
lows When they get into a bed, the
least movement of the sleeper, over
whom they may be crawling, and who
can hardly fail to be disturbed by thoir
sharp pointed feet and claws acting on
liis skin, is almost sure to provoke a
venomous bite, which will be frequently
repeated if the midnight visitor is not
removed from the bed. The bite of the
centipede is exceedingly painful for the
moment, and is followed, unless the
wound is taken care of in season, by
great inflammation and high fever. If
the insect is a large one, and the bite is
severe, life is not unfrequently lost, es
pecially it the patient is of a delicate
constitution. Bishop Heber speaks of
centipedes as being very large and pois
onous in different parts of India. These
insects have occasionally been brought
to this country in cargoes of hides from
countries where they are abundant, and
where their bile is poisonous. Some
years since, a man who was employed
in unloading a vessel in Boston, lost his
life in consequence of a bite received
from a centipede brought to the country
in this way. *
LATEST REBEL NEWS.
The Mobile Argus makes the following
extracts from a private letter, which set
tles the vexed question regarding the
Rebel General Price:
Meridian, Dec. 27, 1864.
I had the pleasure of meeting one of
my relatives from Missouri last night (a
brother of Gen. Early, in Virginia), who
was direct. front the Trans-Mississippi
He left Gen. Price’s headquarters on
the Bth of this month, at Washington,
Arkansas, and had a pass from the old
General; also states that he shook hnn«?«
with him when he left, and that the Gen
eral never was in better health. So j©w.
see that the rumor of his death is entixeh?
He joined General Price at Lexingto©.,.
during his late raid, and came out wiftx
General Price came down throsgia.
Kansas, left the Missouri border entiieYv.,
and crossed the Arkansas river ahoiairi.
Fort Smith, in the Indian Territory.
General Joe Shelby has won the acfmr.—
ration of the whole population of the en
tire Trans-Mississippi Department?, mA
is dreaded by the Yankees as much usv
Forrest in this department.
Geuerals Marmaduke and Cab y< cs\\ T>tc
captured while on a spree, wl^vh\neces
sitated the burning of the trains~
My iniormaut states VnsaOteneral Price,
told him he would iiavsffiis sixty thou
sand men in a few days, if he coubl *.
the arms and ammunition to equip them -
Thousands are ready and willing to fight*
if the Confederate government will fusv
tain them. Aaout twelve thousand re
cruits came out with them.
Yours, Verg. - •
[From the Montgomery Appeal.] •
It has been so frequently asserted, anil l
by those who ought to be well advised.,
that General R, Kirby Smith has dis
obeyed repeated orders to transfer kU?:
troops to this side of the Mississippi!,.,
that many persons, believing it, are judg
ing that officer censoriously. We hhn
no knowledge on this subject beyond the?
general statement afloat, and- ti.erefe?**-
cannot speak with certainty as to whet h
er such an order was ever issued. The *
charge, however, has not been deniers
- fact indicating it to be true strongly
enough to cause animadversion, and the*,
conduct of the coinmandw of the Trans--
Mississippi department is bring severely *
We are loth'to believe one*
in times past, lias rendered j&itiii/ sipcaF \
service to the country, has pir/pmim
creant, as stated. On the contrrry, ill
such an order was issued we suppose'
the troops were not transferred to
east simply because it was in.pos.rihle tc*
do so. In fact, we doubt whether the
army could be brought over. The lives
is probably too vigilantly patrolled by?
the federal gunboats to permit such a,
great movement to be made. The nar
row escapes of small parties that occil- -
sionally occur, and the frequent
of others, lead us to conclude that otnr
military authorities west of the river de
cided it would be useless to make the at
tempt to cross the army. With the liiiulr
ed means at their disposal it would Imm*
been a great undertaking, if not liable ft*
interruption ; but with the whole length:
of the river poli -ed by a formidable flee?
would it not have been an impossibiliiy?
A Change in the Weather —A cokl
easterly wind, driving the great r»as>
drops against the chilled pedestrian, who*
wraps his coat more closely about him tis*
ward off the penetrating air that seems'
to pass through and through him; daik_
somber clouds, flying low, gloomilyr
shading the earth, and making all thing*
dreary and depressing, have taken the •
place of clear blue skies, genial sunlights
and warm, balmy Spring-like airs, that*
quicken the buds and hasten the awakea—
ing of nature from its lethargy awfc
sleep. We hope that this may prove tbarv
last call from our Northern visitor,
that Winter will cease to linger in t2ae±%
lap of Spring and seek some other com
panion in higher latitudes.
“They don’t make as good mirress
they used to,” lemarked an old maid, asu
she observed a sunken eye, wriiikML
lace, and livid complexion in a glass tkak
she usually looked into.