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Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, March 03, 1865, Image 1

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SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD. VOLUME I.\ piTo. 4,4:. ) Slje fyabannal) PFBLISHXD f ' i EVERY EVENING, SUNDAYS EXCEPTED* BY s. w. 3IASON & CO., At 111 Bay Steeet, Savannah, Georgia, tsbms: Per Copv Five Cents. Per Hundred $& 50. Per Year ... $lO 00. • advertising: A limited number of Advertisemeets will be re cced at the rate of Twenty Cents per Line for first insertion,and Fifteen Cents i>er Line for each, subsequent insertion: invariably in advance. Ad vertisements should be banded in before neon of each day. ‘ir* JOB PRINTING in every style, neatly and promptly done. (From the Herald Extra of Yesterday.) Northern Bates to Fefc. 26. Wilmington Evacuated! ITS OCCUPATION BY ' THE FEDERAL TROOPS. Report of Admiral Porter* defeat ki the rebel coheres of THE BILL TO AB!S SLAVES. [GOLD 199 1-3. By the mail brought by Fulton we York papers to the ' 26th inst. * The reports of the occupation of Wil mington by our troops are fully confirm ed. The city was taken possession of by the Union soldiers under Gen. Terry, as will by the subjoined report of Admiral Porter to the Secretary of the Navy: U. S. Flagship Malvern, > Cape Fear River, Feb. 22, 1865.) I have the honor to inform you that Wilmington has been evac uated and is in possession of our troeps. After the evacuation of Fort Anderson 1 pushed forward the gun boats up as the water would per mit. The army advanced at the same time time on the right and * left bank of the river. After landing and buoying out the middle ground at Big Island, 1 succeed ed in getting the . Gunboats over, and opened fire on Fort Strong, the work comanding the principal obstructions where the Rebels had also sunk a large steamer, the North Eastern. Our fire soon , drove the Rebels away from the Fort. Now and then they would fire a shot, one of which struck the Sassacas below water-mark and set her leaking badly. She was struck once or twice more, but met with no loss in men. That night (20th) the Rebels sent down 200 floating torpedoes, but I had a strong force of picket boats out, and the torpe does wefe sunk with musketry. One got into the wheel of the Osceola and blew her wheelhcuse to pieces, and knocked down her bulkhead inboard, but there was no damage to the hull. Some of the boats picked up the torpe does with their torpedo nets. The next morning I spread two fishing nets across the river, and yesterday evening Gen. Ames, with his division, moved within a short distance of the Fort, and had a sharp encounter with the Rebels. On hearing the musketry and seeing where our troops were, I opened a rapid fire on the Fort and all along the enemy's lines. The Fort reponded with three or fcur savannah; ga., Friday evening, march 3, 1865. «stl«!{ced. Thismorn4 was ;01l ¥he Moptauk i the Shoals without ras a work of leasure of placing* fee , 5, and at 12 m. (f ' The army defeated in the rfe >eF Congress, «31 the Stators from States voting ):No.’’ ' v Lee pronounced the employment of the negroes absolutely sary to the su<iJe§s ‘of their tWfe. as'he says the poptiktioa is nearly or quite used up, but in spite of Congress would, not agree to it. Gen. Joe Johnston restored to command and *is to lead now concentrating to oppose Sherman. This has been dohe in spite *>i the per sistent opposition of President Jeff. Davis. There was a report that the Rebel Cavalry had met and defeated the ad vance of one of Sherman’s columns, but it was not confirmed at the Rebel War Department, and was not be lieved. AH the Rebel agents, lately *o bntfv in Canada, have suddenly disappeared, it is supposed, in consequence of orders from Jeff. Davis, informing them that the Rebel Headquarters are to be henceforth in Tennessee or Kentucky, and calling on them to return and join in a last des perate effort to save the Rebel cause. The Rebels are without doubt preparing to fall back from Petersburg and Richmond, to make their last stand at or near Lynchburg, Va., in Tennessee, or pos sibly somewhere in Kentucky. Gen. Sherman is reported, (N. Y. Her ald 26th.) as having reached Cherlotte, N. C. It is said that a large fleet of pirate ships is fitting out Tfcjijngland in behalf of the Rebels. . Gold in New York, Feb. 26th, 199 1-8. An Inqenious Oct.ate. — A curate of a London parish, of most exemplary con duct; was accustomed to remonstrate very freely with any of his people whose life Was not what it should haye been.— They wished much to get rid of him,, but could find no pretext'for Gomplaint, either to the rector or the bishop. They therefore hit upon this cunning plan— they drew Up and signed a memorial to the bishop forth the admirable character of the curate, lamenting, that his eminent worth should not be re warded, an<j earnestly recommending him for preferment. Soon after, .this very living quite unexpectedly became vacant, whereupon bishop, consider ing how acceptable, as w;6fi as-deserving he appeared to be, presented him with it, informing him of thfcir memorial— The good man thanked his people with tearful eyes, rejoicing' that they’had taken in good part his freedom of speech and assuring them that he would con tinue all his life the course which had won their approbation. Definition of “ widow’ : “One who knows what’s what; and is desirous ot further information on the subject-” 1 i LATEST FBO.TI REBELDOM. [■pwtant Letter from C. C. Clay. I [From the Telegraph and Cot federate.] Macon, Ga., Feb. 17th, 1865. Hon. O- C. Clay: Dear Sir—-The public will be highly gsatiued to hear your sentiments on" the Btete. of the country; and the undersign ed, Senators and Representatives of Geor gia, respectfully request that you lavor them with an address, in the City Hall, at such time as may best suit your con venience. Very respectfuHy, Jas. M. Chambers, W. S. Holt, & H. Pottle, D. P. Hill, Robert J. Bacon, T. Hardeeman, Fred. H. West, Henry Limbouch, Robert White, B. B. Moore, T. L- Guerry, - Wm. Ezzard, 5. Swanson, Jas. Long, T. A. Parsons, Wm. Wallace, Wm. A. Graham. jjp-.* Macon, Ga , Feb. 17th, 1865. Gents—On the eve of my departure for Richmond I have received your note of t|iis date, inviting me to deliver an ad dress on the state of the country, at the City Hall, at such time as may suit my convenience. I regret that I am constrained, by other public duties, to decline your kind and courteous invitation. Otherwise, I should gladly avail myself of the opportu nity to express my opinion of our condi tion and prospects, our dangers and duties. I cannot, however forbear tell ing you in this necessarily brief and hasty note, that, during an absence of nearly ten months rtroai my country, wherever I'huve gone 1 have found ad ditional reasons for being proud of her ; satisfied of the justice of her cause, and confident of the ultimate triumph of her arms. We have overcome the prejudices of neutral nations, and have won their esteem, admiration and sympathy, se cured by our courage, constancy,"forti tude, moderation, energy and resolution. They believe that we deserve our inde pendence, and that we will achieve it. lam sure that tbi3 opinion ,is shared by a large our enemies. And even those who seek to conquer and sub jugate us rely less upon their superior numbers and resources, than upon our dissensions and divisions, our selfish fears and servile submission. They have learned, from the examples of history, and their experience in this war, that should they ever defeat and disperse our armies, seal ail our seaports, garrison all our fortresses and capitals, and overrun our entire country, tney cannot long hold it, and can never conquer our peo ple, if they are harmoniously united in spirit and action and resolved to die freemen rather than live slaves. Theyfrepresent us as wiitbing under despotism at Richmond and almost ready to overthrow it.; they exaggeiate our differences about civil or military policy, arid construe the antagonisms of State Legislatures or State Executives to the President or Congress to indicate hostility to the Confederate Government and its course; they magnify the num ber of deserteis from our armies and of traitors who join their standard and swear allegiance to tne United State.-i; and, from these real or imparted indica cations of discord, discontent, distrac tion and dismay among us, they gath er fresh hope and energy in the prosecu tion of their war of conquest. They claim that Tennessee is already a “loyal” State, and that Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina are penitent and will ere long confess their sics and “return to their allegiance.” But for these delusions of our enemies they could not have carried on the war thus long ; and whenever they are satis fied that there is a fixed and unalterable pilose in the hearts of our people to perish rather than submit to their terms of peace, they will despair and abandon their insane efforts to subjugate us. Our destiny isih our own hands, if we have the capacity for self government, which we claim, and love liberty more than life or property. Thank you, gentlemen, for the honor you have done me, I am very respectfully, Your obedient servant, C. C. Clat, Jr. Hon. J. M. Chambers, Hon. Wm. A. Graham, and others. (From the Augusta Constitutionalist, Feb.2T.^ From South Carolina.—A gentleman just from Columbia informs us that the city was very badly damaged. The State House was blown up, both hotels burned, and the greater part of the* city in ruins. Our informant has great hopes of Beau regard’s ability to meet and defeat tl e enemy. Gen. Cheatham was nearinu our main column, nnd Gen. Early hi <1 come out from Richmond. The battle-ground would be on the Catawba river, just below Charlotte. SAYINGS OF JOSH BILLINGS. NUMBER SIX. I u ask me tew diskribe wit! I k&at dew it well. It baint got enny pedigree, it iz like the wind, it blowetli when and whare it listetb. No man kan be witty when he wants to, enny more than he kan be hungry when he wants to, it cummeth tew him a z luv duz, he kant tell how, nor whi. Wit is wisdum at play, while humor iz only good natur on a frolik. - Wit iz like mutch buty, a doubtful blessing, and line grate strength, a dan gerous one. Thare iz nothing that seems teafc&itt womans barte, so mutch, as Jotsßeiry. God save the phools! Rad.dont let them run out, for if it want for them wize men couldn t git a livin, ' Sum peoples braces is lokhtaT in the,? beds. We are told “tliht tlare want anything;, maid in vain,’’ but i hav thought tbai awl the time spent in manfakturing striped snaix. and muskeeters, wa;» wasted. ; If tkare waz nothing but. truth in'this wurid, a fool would stan just az good a. ciian&e az a wize man. ' Tru periiteness consists in being anxus about the welfarover inkers ; lalze po liteness cousissts in being verry uaxus about nothing. Robbers are like rain, .they fail on tie just and the unjust. If a man iz az w tze az a sarpent. Le kan afford tew be az harmless az a dov<.. The best plase tew worship God—it cut doors. We are ap tew hate them, who wont taik our advise, and dispize them who d 9- It iz dredful eazy tew be a phool—a. man kan be one and cot kno it. Elegant lezzure—chawing plug ter kakker,and spitting at u dog’s eye. Real hapness dent consiss so rnutcb in what a, rnan does bav, as it duz in wUt he dout want. Fear iz the fust lesson laffent, and tLt laste one forgotten. Nobody but a phool gits bit twise Li the same dog. A pet lam alwus makes a kross ram. Epiiaffs are like circuss bills, thare is more in the bills than iz ever performed. Peace a the enamel ov the s >uL Tew < fn ithy—eat < nious, and go naked. AF- ibvj.ii churon has voted to do withoui and during its nicseut high price i itr ,h.ui was tried <t Sabbath., and tie ininiku iijkes it so v ib. he say*, he shall .-uac ir'U.n minir'i long as- ju buttes. f PRICE (Five Cents.