Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, March 09, 1865, Image 1
SAVANNAH DAILY HEKALD. X *} > T O. 4:0. > pe fsbannalj fcblisued EVENING, SUNDAYS EXCEPTED, & KY -\V. 3IASON & 00.9 111 Bay Street, Savantau, Georgia. terms: Per copy.... rive S°so ? r v«; :.:::: :::::::::sioco: advertising: A limited number of Advertisements will be re . ,f V ed at the rate of Twenty Cents per Line lor fintlnsertion,and Fifteen Cents per Line ior each ff.tiaHent insertion; invariably m advance. Ad vertisements should be handed m beiore noon of each doj. JOB PRINTING Iu every style, neatly and promptly done. CURIOUS articles op com merce. Few of our readers are aware of the millv strange, and to most of them, un heard-of things which enter into the list of exports from some of those countries tve set down as barbarous, or semi-Civ iiized. We have a tolerable idea of what we have to sell to our neighbors, the other nations of the earth, but most of us have slight conception of queer commodities some of them offer us.. We are all of us more or less acquainted with our own Con>, Cotton, Sugar, Rice and Tobacco, and also with our many fabrics, and our multitudinous manufac tures. We know too that we get from England, Hardware, and manufactured goods of many sorts —for Great Britain raises no crop but labor, for exporta tion-all she can do is to take raw ma terials from other and more prolific lands, and, having increased their value by the ingenious application of the la bor of her thousands of operatives, send them back whence they came. From China we get Teas and Silks. The West Indies offer us Cigars, together with Or anges, Lemons and other fruits.. The ‘Brazils,” as the immense now known as South America, wa3 for merly called by the adventurous Span iards, give as Logwood, Mahogany and other valuable woods, together with many indispensable medicines, chief among which is Quinine, or it was orig iaallycalled “Jesuits’Bark,” Rhubarb,etc. The Pacific Islands yield Guano. The frigid Northern regions send us Furs of all kinds, Tallow, and Ship Timber. The ‘‘Norway Pine” is one of the most val uable trees in the world, for from it are made the very best of the heavy spars for our merchant and war ships. Aus tralia remits whole cargoes of gold, in even greater abundance than is supplied by our own California. Os these afore-mentioned things all of us have heard time again and often, but v-ho of us could, off-hand, without refer ring to anybody's cyclopedia, give us au ilea of what Siam has to offer to the world in the way of trade. Few of us we fancy would know anything at all about it, and even these few would scarcely run up such a list as we lately found in an old number of a well known commercial journal. Beginning with Ivory and Gamboge, both of which arti cles we know well, we go 011 a little further and we come to Rhinoceros’ Horns, Dried Muscles, Pelieaus’ Quills, Betel Nut, Sharks’ Fins. Now what on ear & does anybody want of a Rhiu SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1865. oceros’ Horn, or what can he do with Sharks' Fins, or Pelicans’ Quills, unless he was going to construct anew sub marine-aud-supra-terrene patent-double acting, swimming and flying machine all in one? Then, a little further on we have Lukk raban Seed, whatever that may be, Pung tari Seed, to say nothing of Beyche Seed, better known perhaps as nux vomica, or dog-button. Then we also are informed that the Siamese respectfully re quest our attention to a fine as sortment of Buffalo and Cow Bones, Peacocks’ Tails, Deer Sinews, Elephants’ Hides, Tiger Skins, and Tigers’ Bones. There's a chance to /suit yourself—you pays your money and your takes your choice. The gentle Siamese also beg to offer a fine lot of Turtle Shells, Armadillo Skins, Dried Fish, Birds’ Nests, Mangrove Bark, Kingfishers’ Feathers, Ray Skins, (what, in the name of commerce, is a “Ray?”) Hide Cuttipgs, Old Deers' Horns, and, of all things in the world, Fish Maws. The Siamese bill of commercial fare winds up with a few articles, some of which we know, and the utility of all of which we can at least guess at, such as Agilla Wood, Sapau Wood, Krachi Wood, Rosewood and Ebony. There is, however, still one item which bothers us—it is Catch, which occupies a rather prominent place in the list. Now we are free to confess that we don't know what “ Catch” is—we own up to our profound ignorance on the subject oi “ Cutch” —we are in the blindest, black est state of darkness on the “ Cutch” question—we don't know whether “Cutch” is fish, flesh or fowl, animal, vegetable or mineral, a natural growth or a manufactured article—will somebody please enlighten this benighted editorial establishment as to that mysterious arti cle “Cutch,” and to him will we never cease to render huge and hearty thanks. We think we comprehend the '' hole Siamese list but “ Cutch,” but we own up “Cutch” carries too many gnus for us. [From the Republican.] CLERKS WHO ARE “SAVANNAH ANS” AND WHO ARE NOT “SA VANNAHANS.” Mr. Editor: —ln the Herald of yester day afternoon, I notice an article in which a broad inference is made that “Savannalians” arc objectionable as clerks. TKe case cited by the writer of the article certainly • deserves censure, in unmeasurable terms, and the three clerks alluded to are certainly bereft of what should constitute efficient and gen tlemanly bearing in the departments they fill. If they arc as uncivil and im polite as charged upon them, they have no business in mercantile positions—and to them the trite adage would properly apply that it is as “impossible to make a silken purse out of a sow’s ear” as t.o cultivate their manners so as to approxi mate those of gentlemen. They may be “Savannalians” or they may not be ; it matters not where they hail from. I know that the business houses of Savan nah have been attended to by as polish ed young men as those of any other town, and that we have among us a class of as well educated and refined clerks as may be desired. A reflection, even by inference, at this time, may vis it upon the innocent an undue suspi cion, and keep from employment many who are much in need of it, and who are every way worthy of confidence and ' encouragement. I will here state an incident that oc curred during the present week, as an offset to the infeience alluded to, and in ke ping with the accused “Savannahau” dents : A lady entering a dry goods es tablishment, enquired of one of the clerks if he had any black silk. He threw a piece on the counter, saying it was four dollars a yard. She felt it, and remark ed it was very thin. To which he very abruptly replied, “You don’t expect to get it as thick as gingham with an ex pressive scowl upon his countenance, as though be did not look upon his custo mer as one deserving of so much atten tion, because plainly clad, as it she were decked in flashy silks and satins. This clerk was not a “Savannahau,” while the lady was. I agree with the writer that none but gentlemanly, polite clerks should be em ployed, at least in places where ladies frequent. Politeness costs but little, and where it is so cheap it should be freely used, but not carried to extremes. By publishing the above, you will oblige Maxy Clrkks. Latiirop, Ludington & Co-, among the most substantial and enterprising of the New York wholesale dry goods mer chants, advertise in our paper a large stock of goods in great variety. They offer them at the lowest prices, and we can recommend them, from personal knowledge, as a good firm to do business with. They were among the first of the New York merchants to contribute lib erally for the relief of the suffering of Savannah, as has already appeared in oi*r reports of that movement. The merchants of Savannah will find few better opportunities to replenish their stocks than with them. THE NEGRO-SOLDIER BILL IN THE REBEL CONGRESS. [From the Richmond Seutinel, Feb. 25.] The Confederate States Senate, as has been stated, defeated a proposition pro viding for the employment of colored troops by one majority. The vote stood eleven to ten. Those who voted against the measure were the two Senators from Virginia (Messrs. Hunter and Caperton), one Senator from North Carolina (Mr. Gra ham), the two Senators from South Caro lina (Messrs. Barnwell and Orr), one from Georgia (Mr. Johnson), the two from Florida (Messrs. Maxwell and Baker), one from Texas (Mr. Wigfall), one from Arkansas (Mr. Carl and), and one from Missouri (Mr. Johnson). Those who favored the measure were Mr. Walker, of Ala. ; Messrs. Brown and Watson, of Miss.; Mr. Semmes, of La.; Mr. Oldham, of Texas ; Messrs. Henry and Haynes, of Tenn.; Messrs. Burnett and Simms, of Ky. : and Mr. Vest, of Mo. The five remaining Senators were ab sent from the city. It will be seen that the Atlantic States votes were all against the measure, the Gulf States all for it, Texas aud Missouri equally divided, Arkansas against it and Tennessee and Kentucky for it. The bill passed by the House of Re presentatives is still* before the Senate. Its fate and that of the whole policy is de pendent on the action of the Virginia Legislature in instructing its Seniors. — It is understood that resolutions for the purpose are pending, and will pass, but preefous hours are being consumed in debate. A beautiful lady having asked a plain elder ly gentleman to dance with her, he, believing that she was in love with him, in a very pressing manner desired to know whv she had selected him from the rest of the company. “Because, sir, my husband commanded me to dance only with such a oartaer as should give him ao cause f >r Jealousy." FROM charleston. NEWS TO MARCH 7. Vie have received a copy of the Char** ieston Courier, ably edited by our friends, Mr, Geo. Whittemore and Mr. Geo. W. Johnson, of March 7, from which wb make the following extracts : The City.— The pressure upon our columus in the present size of the paper, has prevented us from noticing more ful ly in detail the many gratifying improve ments already made or in progress, along with the very general resumption of busi ness. t ? The office of the Provost Marshal in Meeting street, for administering the oath, continues daily besieged by hun dseds of citizens,male and female, anxious to renew their allegiance. Many are ob liged to go away, unable to gain, admit tance. The majority of those already registered, we are happy to say, includes most of the older merchants, professional men, aud mechanics generally. A pub lic meeting for the expression of the loyal sentiment of the community, has been very generally discussed, and probably will be held in a few days. We have no doubt there still remain some with the old leaven about them who will endeavor to frown down such a movement, but their days are numbered. The times are changed, and with that change the af fections of the people for the old flag, with all its grand and glorious associa tions and memories of olden times have revived and returned with redoubled ardor. The people of Charleston are a law abiding people. The true history of this rebellion ha3 yet to be written. Whdi that is done it will be found that the people, the quiet, orderly people of Charleston, have been grossly misrepre sented and villified. The Union senti ment that has already been exhibited, has surprised even those previously of its existence. 111 the free and secure developement of this loyal feeling, the citizens are largely indebted to the wise measure adopted by Colonel Woodford, Commandant of the Post, and General Hatch, in command ot the district. No good citizen need now fear the inquisi tor or the vigilance committee. Let the Union people come out manfully, and boldly assert that position to which they are now entitled under the Constitutiou and laws of their country. Pavilion Hotel. — We have the plea sure to announce that Mr. J. P. M. Stet son, of the Astor House, New York, will shortly arrive in Chaile3ton for the pur pose of openiug the Pavilion Hotel. The reputation of Mr. Stetson and his con nection with the Astor House are all that is necessary to assure our citizens and jhe public generally of the speedv estab lishment of a first class hotel in Charles ton. The Alarm of Fire.— The alarm of fire last evening was caused by the fire in I lay no-street, reported in our last, breaking out afresh. It was extinguished without further damage. IIE A U QUARTERS, . City of Charleston, S. C., L March I, 186"). \ General Orders, No.’ 7. Until further orders Gold and Silver wiil be received by ail persons doing business in the city of Charleston, and for the payment of ali debts, at the follow ing : ates : Gold at seventy-five per cent, premium. Silver at fifty per cent, premium. By order of Lieut. Col. Stewart L. Woodford, 127th N. Y. V., Commanding Post. Henry H. Jknks, Capt. 52d P. V. aud A. A. A. Gen. Official; 11. A. Batterson, Second Lieut. 127th N- Y. V., and Acting Assis tant Adjutant General. March 7. i I*rtICLE (Five Cents.