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WHAT A RAIN-STORM DOES FOR
There are few better exemplifications*
of the truth of the old saying, “what is
one man’s meat is another man’s pois
on,” than a consideration of the differ
ent way in which the immediate finan
cial condition of various people is af
fected by so simple a thing as a sliower
of rain. To some people at certain
times, the rain-storm is a God-sencl—a
blessing as direct from Heaven as if an
Angel had visibly appeared and an
nounced that he was specially deputis
ed to step down and confer the same.
To others, on the contrary,every drop of
the pattering rain is money out of pock
et, aud their complainings are as loud
and as long-continued as are the grate
ful rejoicings of the others. To the one
each pearly drop is a contribution to his
future wealth, and to the other it may
be the harbinger of approaching if not
immediate pecuniary disaster.
Os those who profit by seasonable
showers, first, of course, we must set
down the Farmer and those engaged in
farming operations, as theMarket-Garden
er,the Floriculturist etc., to these the rain
is a welcome treasure; its approach
gladdens their souls, and their hearts re
joice as they see each immature fruit
ripening ; each gay blossom drinking
eagerly in the grateful drops and grow
ing more beautiful as each one falls;
every bud expanding, and eageriy -striv
ing to complete its growth, and speedily
attain that perfection of beauty which is
its ultimate destiny —3ee each homely
but useful vegetable in the kitchea-gar
den rapidly ripening and maturing and
becoming fit for the nourishment of man
and for the pecuniary profit of the gard
Then there are others in different, and
some in humbler spheres who also re
joice to see the black clouds which pro
mise to them, but to others, threaten
rain. The Milliner rejoices hugely, for
she beholds in the sudden summer show
er goodly promise of a fine and profitable
crop of spoiled bonnets, which her deft
art must soon replace. She sees not so
much the giaceful and lovely arch of
the many-hued Rainbow, but she be
holds in the future, a long vista of gay
silks, and satins and other expensive
fabrics; of particolored ribbons by the
mile, and of laces and other mysterious
feminine gimcracks by the cord, which
her customers will speedily demand from
her, greatly to her profit.
The Umbrella Man, and the Individual
who deals in Gum Shoes, in India Rub-
SAVANNAH, GA., FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 10, 1865.
ba Overcoats, and similar waterproof
articles hugs to his inmost heart the
joyous certainty of many and profitable
orders, with speedy and sure pay.
The Uackdriver buttons his great coat
about him, and drags his Oil-skin close
about his ears complacently, satisfied to
abide the pitiless pelting of the storm
himself, so he can be certain of filling his
carriage with some daintier persons, who
prefer to pay Jehu liis double price, to
getting drenched, and having to pay
Mr. Tailor-man for anew suit, of clothes.
This latter gentleman also has a heart
full of rejoicing, for he knows that for
all men there are not cabs and carriages,
that some of luckless mankind are born
to be always in the wet, and that
his day of profit is sure tmd certain.
In the cities, the peripatetic venders
of umbrellas suddenly start into action
at the first sign of a shower, as quickly
and as mysteriously as if they had
rained down with the first few drops, or
had slidden down on a rainbow from
some above-cloud depot of cheap cot-
ton umbrellas. The crossing-sweepers
too, now, reap a harvest, not so much
during the immediate prevalence of the
shower as in cleaning the street cross
ings from the inevitable mud the rain
leaves after it—for, however clean and
pure the drops be in the air, no sooner
do they touch the earth than they be
come foul, filthy, degenerate and bad.
Keepers of Hilliard Saloons, Bowling.
Alleys, and Shooting Galleries take their
part iu the rejoicing—for the same rain
which keeps the ladies from their cus
tomary amusement of shopping, liber
ates for a few hours certain ones of the
Dry Goods Cierks, who steal quietly out
to enjoy a furtive cigar, and indulge in
the in-business-hours-forbidden pastime
of Billiards. Then does the little Bar
keeper take off his coat and roll up his
sleeves, for customers are many, drinks
in quick demand, the money cometh
in rapidly, and the many-colored and all
too flimsy shekels of our Uncle Sam
uel accumulate in huge heaps.
On the other hand, the shower has its
persistent haters, who would, if they were
not ranked by the clerk of the w’eather,
who does pretty much as he has a mind
to, pass a city Ordinance forbidding all
rain within the city ; limits save on Sun
days, and for half an hour at midnight
on certain week days.
First and foremost of these perhaps
comes the whole list of the Directors and
Proprietors of places of public amuse
ment. How many and many a time has
an inopportune shower coming on just
as people were about dressing to go to
the Theatre, Opera or Concert, kept hun
dreds of persons at home who would
otherwise have gone, and thereby left
the Treasuries nearly empty, and the
mind of the Manager full of wrath.
Then, oil a smaller scale, the side
walk Merchants have to suffer—Old
“Aunty” with her scanty stock of petti
coat-polished apples, and “Old Jimraey,”
with his half-peck of groundnuts, and
his dozen sticky sticks of stickier stick
candy, must vamose the out-door ranche,
must vacate the sidewalk, depart for
their hovels and wait for better times.
All workmen whose business some
times requires them to labor out of doors,
as Masons, House Painters, Carpenters,
Engineers, Day Laborers, etc., must
“ quit work and call it half a day,” and
thereby many a time a poor man who
would only too gladly toil till nightfall,
is compelled by the inexorable rain to go
to his family with but half a day's wages
instead of full pay.
There might be much more said on
both sides but space is limited, and we
must stop. One comforting reflection is
that the weather changes often—if its
foul to-day it must soon be fair—
at any rate, however sharp the storm,
however thick the cloud, we know it
soon will break and the glad sun shine
joyously out once more. So brothers all
take this truth to heart—we all get, at
one time, or other, our full proportion of
fair weather—if its dark to-day it will be
bright to-morrow. So keep up your
pluck ; never say die; don’t repine; look
hopefully forward to the inevitable
“ Good Time Coming.” Thank God and
THE FINAL ISSUES.
It is just as well to keep prominently
before the people the true and few points
which stand betweeu us and Peace. People
who prate of peace without bitter, dead
ly war as an inevitable preliminary—
who say that there is a peace possible,
that is not won at the point of the bay
onet, or the edge of the sword, had bet
ter read and ponder the following docu
The Ultimatum of President Lin
coln.—l have constantly been, am now,
and shall continue ready to receive any
agent whom he, (Jefferson Davis,) or
any other influential person now resist
ing the national authority, may inform
ally send to me noth the vie wof securing
peace to the people of our one common
country. A. Lincoln.
Three things are indispensable, to-wit:
1. The restoration of the national au
thority throughout all the States.
2. No receding by the Executive of the
United States, on the slavery question , from
the position assumed thereon in the late
annual message to Congress, and in pre
8. No cessation of hostilities short of
an end of the war, and the disbanding of
all forces hostile to the Government.
All propositions not inconsistent with
the above, will be considered and passed
upon in a spirit of sincere liberality.
[Extracts of letters froy the President to
F. P. Blair , Sr., and Secretary Seward.']
The Ultimatum of Jeff. Davis.— ln
the note which passed between Mr. Lin
coln and myself in the matter of the un
official peace conference there was one
marked difference. I spoke always of
two countries ! MR. LINCOLN SPOKE
OF “OUR ONE COMMON COUN
TRY.” I can have no “common coun
try” with the Yankees. My life is bound
up in the Confederacy ; and, ii' any man
supposes that, under any circumstances , I
can be an agent of reconstruction of the
Uni6n he has mistaken every element oj my
nature !' Jefferson Davis.
[Extract of speech delivered by him,
February Gth, 1865.
The Constitutional Amendment.—
The rejection of the constitutional amend
ment abolishing slavery throughout the
United States by the Legislature ot New
Jersey, on Wednesday, defeats that
measure for the present. So far eigh
teen States have ratined the action of
Congress, while only three have rejected
it. The question Will now come before
the people of the three States which
have rejected the amendment, and will
probably haye a direct bearing upon the
fatureT ° f members of thelr next Legis-
The Legislatures of the following
Mates have ratified the amendment:
, Missouri, Feb. 7.
Rhode Island, Feb. 2. Ohio, Feb 8
Michigan Feb. 2. Minnesota Feb. 8.
New \ ork, Feb. 3. Kansas, Feb. 8
Pennsylvania, Feb. 3. Virginia, Feb. 0.
Maryland, Feb. 3. Indiana, Feb. 13.
Massachusetts, Feb. 3. Nevada, Feb 16
West Virginia, Feb. 3. Louisiana, Feb. 17.
Mame, Feb. 7. * Wisconsin, Feb. 24
J he Legislatures of the following States
have rejected the amendment:
Delaware, Feb. 8. New Jersey, March 1.
Kentucky, Feb, 23.
The Legislatures ol the following loyal
States have yet to vote upon the amend
Aavne of State, Politics. - Legislature Meets.
Arkansas Republican ... Now in session.
Connecticut Republican May 3, 1865.
California Republican Dec. 4, 1865.
B )wa TT Republican Jan. 7, 1866.
New Hampshire Republican....June7, 1860.
£ re S 011 Republican.... Sept, 10, 18J6,
Tennesseo Republican... .April 3, 1865.
Vermont Republican Oct. 12, 1863.
Total number of States 36
Necessary to ratify amendment (three-fourths) 27
States which have ratitled 18
LV. Y. Hcraid,'2d.
General Order No. 18.—In the Pfo
vost Court yesterday, two wagon dri
vers, colored boys, were arraigned for
violation of General Order No. 18, by
driving under the row of trees iu South
Broad street. Judge Parsons fined each
$5 and they were discharged on the pay
ment of the fines. The above parties
are the first who have been arrested for
violation of this order. We hope the
Police will have a watch on the square
in front of Trinity Church, where there
are frequent violations of the order.
This forenoon another offender of the
Order No. 18, was brought before the
court. Judge Parsons fined liiin $5. Fo
the second offence the fine will be $lO.
To Keepers of Animals.—We call at
tention to the paragraph in the notice of
Capt. Stearns, Street Commissioner, di
rected to keepers of animals.
Benjamin’s Unpopularity.—The Rich
mond Enquirer says“ One great cause
of Mr. Benjamin's unpopularity lias been
the fact that in no proclamation signed
by him, as Secretary of State, has ever
the existence of a "triune God been ad
mitted. He has confined his State pa
pers to Deistical belief and stamped upon
the religious faith of the country a prac
tical denial of the Trinitarian Jehovah.—
This was his faith, but not the faith of the
wide spread religious sentiment that pre
vails throught this country. The people
do not like to be made to choose between
Jesus Christ and Judah P. Benjamin, and
to take the latter ia preference. Twice
the Congress has endeavored to change
this, and has adopted resolutions design
ed to preclude the exclusion of our Sa
vior from the prayers of a people asking
the interposition of God in their behalf,
but each time the express resolution has
It is related of a certain New England
divine who flourished not many years
ago, and whose matrimonial relations
are said not to have been of the most agree
able kind, that one Sunday morning
while reading to his congregation the
parable of the supper, in which occurs
this passage ; “And another said, I have
bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to
prove them; prav have me excused.—
Aud another said, I have married a wife
and cannot come”—he suddenly paused
at his verse, took oft' his spectacles, and
looking round at his hearers, said with
emphasis, “The fact is*my brethren, one
woman can draw a man further from the
kingdom of heaven than five yoke of