MY NEIGHBOR OVER THE WAY.
We And the following homely poem in the
Trinity (Cal.) Journal. The editor says t4 tbe au
thor, L. F. Wells, has produced some of the
sweetest verses that have been sent from Cali
fornia to traverse the circle of the Eastern Press.
Be is an ‘honest miner,’ of Trinity county, and
withal a gentleman of exuberant and happy
The sun sends a ray throngh the hazy rift,
And kisses the smiling plain,
Where the rain brings a golden Christmas gift.
To gladden our vision again.
1 bow my head o’er the Christmas board,
And with penitent spirit pray,
Ch ! pardon the sins of my neighbor. Lord—
My neighbor over the way.
1 wonder how much he has gained this year.
~ His business taet is so poor ;
If I had his chance I know I could clear
What would make my fortune secure.
Be makes foolish bargains in stock,and in wares,
I have noted him day by day.
Though I never trouble my head with affairs
Os my neighbor over the way.
Bis wife is extravagant, so they say;
- She has purchased three dresses this fall,
When she knows he will have that mortgage to
Whenever the holder may call.
And they say thftt she worries his very life
With her whims and her fancies each day— (
O, I thank my stars I’ve a different wife,
From my neighbor over the way.
Bis home must be anything else but gay,
His children are notably bad—
They whistle and chatter enough every day
To drive Madame Patience mad ;
I would teach them to romp without bustle or
And in dignified silence play,
If I had the charge of my neighbors’s boys—
My neighbor over the way,
I’ve been told he has taken to drinking now—
And liquor’s a terrible curse;
They say he has been in many a row,
And he’s getting from bad to worse.
I'm a sociable man myself, and as such
Take a glass in a sociable way,
3 would quit at once, if I drank as much
As my neighbor over the way.
There is villainy found in each country nook,
And villainy stalks in town;
And a Ready-Reckoner keeps a book
With each separate item down.
The account is added, the figure is high,.
*1 Seine one will have to pay ;
It isn’t you, reader, no more than I,
'Tis our neighbor over the way.
The sun sends a ray through the hazy rift,
And kisses the smiling plain,
Where the rain brings a golden Christmas gilt,
To gladden our vision again.
3 bow my head o’er the Christinas board,
And with penitent spirit pray, ,
Oh ! pardon the sins of my neighbor, Lord—
My neighbor over the way.
BROWN & C 0.7 • T~
(Late Somes, Brown & Cos„)
MILITARY AND NAVAL
BANKERS AND COLLECTORS,
2 TABK PLACE, BROADWAY BANK BUILDING,
Correspondents in Washington—J. W. Fisher &
Cos., 4TS Fourteenth Street.
ESTABLISHED JUNE. 3562.
We have complete facilities for transacting
business speedily and correctly in all the Depart
ments at Washington. Remittances prompt,
and terms reasonable.
Wfe give especial attention to obtaining Cer
tificates for Non-Indebtedness for Ordnance and
Quartermasters’ Returns for Officers, and settling
We collect the following classes of Claims, and
make advances if desired’:
Bounties for the heirs of deceased, wounded
Soldiers, and snch as have served two years.
Pensions for Invalids, Widows. Mothers, afcd
Arrears of pay for the heirs of deceased, dis
charged Officers, Soldiers and Sailors, and pay
for the Wife or Widowed Mother of Prisoners of
Prize Money for the U. S. Naw, together with
all other -just Claims. Information freely fur
We purchase and sell all Government Securi
ties. Quartermasters’ Certificates and Checks, on
the best of terms.
References given to leading Bankers and busi
ness firms m New York. febls ts
A MBRICAN BADGE COMPANY,
„ SOLID SILVER BADGES
For 4th, 9th. 10th, 14th. 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th
and 23& Army Corps, with Name, Company and
engraved, at $1.50 each, or
American Shields $1 each.in Silver ; also Badg
es for every Corps constantly cn hand.
\v e also send to the army a find Gold Pen,
with ebony or extension holder at $1 each. A
12 xarat Gold Pen, with rubber reverse holder, $3
each. Al 4 karat Gold Pen, with solid silver ex
tension holder, $3 each ; or a detached lever
movement, in sterling silver case, medium size,
polished cap, sl7.
Magic _ timekeepers, made expressly for
£2Q le in 6ter^n g silver, engine-turned cases,
All sent by mail on receipt of price.
All large orders will receive a liberal vre
*' V Circulars sent free to any address
.R. KEITH & CO.. i
-r 3s^ ohn St,, New York,
Manufacturers and Dealers in Army Badges,
Watches, Chains, Rings, &c. Jan 30—lm
THE AMERICAN HAY AND COTTON
TRESS CO. MANUFACTORY.
Corner of Grove and North Third ste.,
• Jersey City.
No. 113 Wall-st, New York.
The attention of ail parties interested in the
pressing or compressing of Hay, Cotton, Hemp,
Wool, Rags. Hops, or any other article required to
be baled for Transportation, Storage or Consump
tion. is respectfully solicited, to the PORTABLE
or STATIONARY PRESSES, manufactured by
this Company, under the superintendence of the
Patentee, Mr. John H. Gove
The Press is very simple in its construction, re
quiring but ordinary intelligence to work it, „nd
can be operated by any known power, s ich as
Steam, W ater, Horse or Hand. In using Horse
power but one horse is required, the Press being
so mechanically constructed on a well-known
principle that the power increases in a greater
ratio than the increasing resistance.
The advantages of this Press over all others
are as follows, viz:
Ist. It can press 20 per cent, more material in
a given space.
2d. It can do the work in S3 per cent.less time.
3d. It requires 50 per cent, less driving power.
4th. It turns ont the beet shaped bale for hand
ling or rolling.
sth. The Press will last a life-time, the work
ing parts being built of the best of iron, and not
liable to get out of order.
The ordinary work of this machine will press
in one operation (after once filling the box of the
No. 1 Press) a bale of Hay of 450 lbs. weight in
CSfTwo Minutes, sr-t
Four men and one horse can bale 12 tons of
Hay a day.
Four men without the aid of a horse, or any
power except that contained in the ’"'rese, can
turn out a bale of hay 27 inches square bv 46 inch
es long, weighing 460 lbs , or 23 1-2 lbs. to the cu
No toggle joints, screws, cog-wheels, beaters
or rollers used in this Press.
The attentiou of Cotton factors and planters,
Wool and Hemp raisers, is especially called to
this Press, destined as it is to work a complete
revolution in the now slow, clumsy and expen
sive method of haling.
The Company will dispose of Town, County or
State rights (reserving to themselves '.only the
right to manufacture) on reasonable terms.
! Mr. N. D. Fisica: is the authorized Traveling
j Agent for the Company in the Eastern and Mid
i die States.
For further particulars send for circulars. •
iG CANa • •
GEO. E. V» HITE & CO.. 55 Cliff street,
New Yolk, offer PERUVIAN AND SWAN
ISLAND GUANO, at wholesale. They have
facilities for filling orders superior to any other
house at present in the trade.
GEO. E. WRITE & CO. are the sole agents
for tne sale ot the BRUCE CONCENTRATED
MANURE, made by the Bruce Fertilizer Com
pany at Staten Island.
This Fertilizer contains 7 per cent, ammonia
and over 40 per cent, of soluble bone phosphate.
Though this analysis would hardly lead us to
such conclusion, yet its practical applications for
the two years past has shown its immediate re
sults to be as great as where Peruvian Guano is
used* Red that the soil is left in better condition
for the succeeding year’s crops.
Price, SSO for 2,000 lbs., with discount to the
trade. 2mo jan27
Avery large and desirable Cargo has arriv
ed in this Port, and now placed in tbe lam 1 Ware
house formerly occupied by J. V. Connect, cor
BAY & BARNARD STREETS,
where it is offered in lots, at Wholesale only
Groceries, Flour, Com 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 Cio
thrag and Furnishing Goods, Hats, Stationery,
Wooden Ware—also a full assortment of Hard
The attention of the Trade is particularly call
ed to this stock.
CORNER OF BAY & BARNARD STREETS.'
STEELE & BURBANK.
... .11 Merchants’ Row,
0 .. ~ ‘ • Hilton Head, S. C.
Call the attention of Wholesale and Retail nur
chasens to their superior stock of
MILITARY AND NAVAL CLOTHING
Goods, Jewelry, and
p‘ a . e s Wa. e,^words, Sashes, Beits, Embroderies,
Boote, Caps, Field Glasses, Gauntlets Gloves,
«c., <xc., &c.
Headquarters u. s. forces.
DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH. Ga ,
No. 2. ]
to? u S T?"v Medical r,irec -
TV D r- 19t - h £■ 18 hertb y appointed Med
ical Director oi .he District of Savannah
Ey command of
x, _ _ Bf evet Major Gen, GROVER.
Edward G. Dikb, A. A. A, G. feb23
tteadquartees u, s. forces, ~
X Savakna h> > Feb. 13, 1665.
General Order )
No. 13. « /
All officers of the Army arriving at this Post
St if ®w a y >ra^ tlCabJe aftertheir arrival, re
at ;J? eße Headquarters and register their
fwf’ tb Z ? Uty the y, are on ’ the length of time
'residences' Ito 1t 0 ?t8y ’ ls remporari] >’ and their
•By command of
u« ~ _ Brvt. Major Gen. GROVER.
Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. G.
NEW YORK CLOTHING ADVERTISE*
F* R EEMAN & BURR,
124 FULTON STREET, CORNER OF NASSAU,
Opposite Sun Building,
A large stock of Fashionable Ready Made
CLOTHING AND FURNISHING GOODS con
stantly on hand, at reasonable prices. Also,
MILITARY AND BOYS’ CLOTHING.
« 1 , • '
Wishing Clothing will find this a good place to
Goods sent to ary part of the country.
All orders promptly attended to. ts feblO
ft pOOD LIVING,”
vT At reasonable prices, can he had at the
EAGLE OYSTER and REFRESHMENT SA
LOON, in the rear of the New Post Office, Hilton
Head, S. C. I have the very best facilities for
furnishing OYSTERS, CLAMS, MEATS, POUL
TRY, VEGETABLES, &c., from the North and
other places in this vicinity. Cooked to ordei
from 6 A. M. to S P. M.
PETER FITZGERALD, Proprietor.
P. S.—Oap trial is respectfully solicited.
N~ OTICE. “ ‘ ~ T
A large assortment of DRY GOODS, Small
Wares—such as Pins. Needles, Combs, Brushes,
Umbrellas, Bonnet*, &c., &c., at
in the store formerly occupied bv H. A, Rich
mond, corner of Congress & Whitaker Streets,
t Feb’y 2, 1566. if
Office of Street Commissioner,
No. 126 South Broad Street,
Savannah, Ga., February 22d, 1865.
In accordance with authority conferred upon
me, by General Order No. 16, from Headquarters
U. S. Forces. Savannah, Ga., dated Feb. 21st,
1885. this city is hereby divided into three Dis
tricts, for the purpose of removing garbage there
from. • ! . ..
The First District comprises all that portion of
the city lying North of President and Harrison
streets. Carts will remove the garbage from this
District on Monday and Thursday of each week.
The Second District comprises all that portion
of the city lying between the First District and
Harris street. Carts will remove the garbage
from this District on Tuesday and Friday of each
The Third District comprises all that portion
of the city lying South of Harris street. Carte
will remove the garbage* from this District on
Wednesday and Saturday of each week.
Hereafter all rubbish and garbage which may
accumulate must be put into convenient vessels,
and previous to 8 o’clock in the morning of eaeh
day, as above designated for the respective Dis
tricts; such vessels mu6t he placed upon the
sidewalks of the streets or alleys, and permitted
to remain there until emptied *by my employees,
after which they will he removed by their owners.
All other persons are forbidden to destroy or in
any way interfere with the vessels so placed upon
the sidewalks, and they must not be exposed to
the public view, except as above specified.
Capt. and Street Commissioner.
HEADQUARTERS DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,
; Hilton Herd, S. C., Jan. 2,1865.
General Orders,) • ...
No. 1. /
The following order is hereby re published for
the information and guidance of all concerned,
and wnl be rigidly enforced in this Department;
Adjutant General’s Office,
„ Washington, Oct. 22. 1862.
No. 166. /
It appearing that large quantities of govern
ment property have been unlawfully disposed of
by non-commissioned officers and soldiers, in
violation of law and of the Army rules and regu
lations, it is therefore ordered: That ail United
States officers commanding posts shall seize all
military clothing, blankets, shoes, arms, equip
ments, and other such supplies, which have been
issueckby the government to soldiers, and lost or
disposed of by them. And it shall be incumbent
on any person, not a soldier, who may have any
such property in his possession, to prove that he
has lawfully acquired possession thereof.
Such property, when seized, will be turned
over to a United States Quartermaster, and his
receipt in duplicate taken therefor, one of such
receipts to be transmitted to the Quartermaster
General. The seizure will also be reported to
the Adjutant General.
All Provost Marshals appointed by the Depart
ment will assist in recovering to the United
States this description of public property.
Commanding officers of companies are remind
ed that it is their duty not only to canse soldiers
who are guilty of violating the law forbidding the
sale, destruction or negligent loss of clothing,
arms, and public property, to be charged on the
muster-rolls with all the articles improperly lost
oi disposed of, but also to enforce such other
demand 16111 a8 Bature of their offence may
By order of the Secretary of War
By command of TH ° MAS ’ AdJ “ , “ t GeDeraL
m T y D Major Gen. J. G. FOSTER.
W. L. M. Btogkr, Assistant Adj’t Gen.
Official ' 3 feb24
TTEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES?
Owj™***' Ga -'
No. 36. f
I. The occupants of buildings will
sponsible for the cleanliness oftheYali™
their cellars and outhouse” -VS'
iront of, and alleys adjacent to them
bish&nd garbage which accumulate’
moval 6 PUt bOSCS a eonveniesi *
11. keepers of animals will caused****.,
which accumulates in their stable*
where their animals are kept to be *so*7^22*
ed outside the picket lines, or to be
upon such gardens within the linesas asas£?
ly under cultivation. such distribution
the consent of the cultivator. »*obss at
111. The Street Commissioner wsE
such regulations with regard to the
accumulations from the city as he see* fit
also charged with the duty of causing
and careful inspection to be made of S* SS
the city, ana he will report to the ProreSjSw J
any failure to comply with the fongmS. wS*
graphs of this order, who will take such
the case as the circumstances require
By command of
Brev A et^ la ]or Gen.
Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. G. MfiP
Headquarters u. s. forcesT
District of Savanna*.
General © .der,)
No. l. r
I. Lieut Col. R. P. York, 75th N. y v***
Provost Marshal of Savannah, is
ed Provost Marshal of the District ofSavaEssA
the duties of which office he will assume I®***?
tion to his present duties.
11. Capt. E. Geiey, A Q M, will necedn* ta&
take charge of the civil fund of the «r
vannah, and will be responsible for she »■—- ,
disbursement of the same- e**!?*- /
By command of
„ „ _ Brevet Major Gen. &ROSI2RL
Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. G.
EADQUARTBKS U t S. FORCES, “
- District of Savannah, Ga. Feb.
General Order, )
No. 15. /
All officers cf the Army not legiffaßZkfrw
duty, or awaiting orders at this Poet, ***> W
have nut registered their names at Bet-1
quarters, are hereby required to do soy
fore. Wednesday next, the22dinst.
tailing to comply with the requirement* tbS*
order will be arrested and held fur trial
neglect of duty.
By command of
Brevt. Mai. Gen. GRQYYSr„
EDWARD G. Dike, A. A. A. G.
Headquarters dept, of thr s&t. yg.
Hilton Htad, S. C , Feb. X,
General Orders. '»
No. 14. / i i
The Major General Commanding being* **»-
pelled by wounds to relinquish, f*r
the command of the Department, txkrash&Cß
portunity to express to the officers aad
the Coast Division, under Brigadier General JUta
P. Hatch, his approbation of tbeir good aottimZ
during the operations on the line of sb* €bcrfe*-
ton and Savannah Railroad, since Moxnmiw
At the battle of Honey Hill, on Novemfcer3o&
although unsuccessful in the attempt to drive At
enemy from his forts, the Division still mafetea
ed the light with unwavering steatmoss 4aah+
the day, and retired from the field after
in good order and unpnrsued. Their los&eskftwa
alike their courage and discipline.
At Dveeaux’ Neck, near the CoceewhafeAr
turnpike, on December 6th, the advance, zarat
her much inferioi to the opposing force, met Xht
rebels in an open field, and drove them fremttt
ground, captured one flag, forced them tore*
safety in flight, leaving their dead and w«a*&*
in our hands, aha thus occupied a pcshMus fewn>
which the Railroad was under the ten sfc
On December 9th the skirmish Izaefersedi®
way to within a few yards of the, RaSroad jb£
the forts which guarded it, remainics Casa
under a most galling fire until an opening
been cut through the woods between ear bat
teries and the road, and thus perfected that weak
so gallantly begun upon the 6to.
The Division has obeyed all orders pßSMagtty
and cheerfully, and since its co-ope»tiT* acm
ments with General Sherman’s Army, 2t*s ms
ilantly watched the enemy at its frost, I** l
promptly seized each fortified position spaa
first indication of a proposed withdrawal os.
part of the rebels, aud has thus iMwwfoodS the
Commanding General with the belief that Mo®
continue to do faithfully and well the work *Hdfc
ted to it in the great campaign which ia- fc*S*£'
prosecuted in South Carolina.
To Brigadier Generals Hatch and FotSer r
have commanded this force, and to alttfeogjflh**
officers and men under them, the Major «s*w»3
Commanding tenders his thanks for the pwk
and his earnest wishes for their co&txaaußi aa*t~
J. G. FOSTHt
• Major General Comxuand&K!T-
XTEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES.
XX Savannah, Ga., Feb. IfitiW
General Okdxb, )
No. 14. J.
All citizens living within the limits of SSu»€S2j
of Savannah and having Fire Arms ia their
session, and not having special writie* l**®**"
sion to retain the same, will at once twm***®
in to the Provost Marshal, when will take jpr*sP*f
measure for their safe keeping, with* *
returning them when it shall at proper to do**-
By command of
_ Bvt Mru'or Gen. G'XSfTS®*
Edwaed G. Dike, A. A. A. G.
IVTBWS-DEALERS AND OTHERS J3S9SS®®
X i The Savannah Daily Hezal* at Wk*^ sl ?*'
are requested to send in their order as ■*
advance as practicable.
S. W. MASOIf & e®*