Savannah §»i\s Retail
BY S. W. MASON AND CO.
SAVANNAH, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1805.
ENLARGEMENT OP THE BAVAN
NAH DAILY HERALD.
We feel it our duty to apologize to our patrons
for so long delaying the improvements in our
paper which we promised at its start. Its
inferior size is as distasteful to us as it can be to
the public, and the defect will be remedied just
as soon as circumstances will admit.
We have now on the way from New York all
the materials for an enlargement to a suitable
size for an enterprising daily paper, and for
many desirable improvements in its appearance.
We shall make several important changes in the
style of publication, and believe we shall fully
meet the requirements of the public as soon as
we can effect them.
Until then, we rely on the appreciation by a
generous public of the difficulties we have en
countered, and promise to do all that energy, in
dustry and perseverance can accomplish, to re
ward their kindness. The large circulation of the
Hbrald, the extent of its advertising patronage,
and the encouragement we have everywhere and
at all times received,vindicates the favor with
which onr little paper is regarded, and gives
promise of the greatest success when it becomes
what it should be.
We know our facilities for obtaining news to
be of the very best, and with the scarcity of the
article, the irregularity of communication with
different points, and the necessity, incident to
military operations, of confining our enterprise
n this department within narrow limits, we feel
that an intelligent public will scarcely require an
apology in this respect.
With the enlargement of our paper we shall
have important additions to our editorial and
reportorial force, and an increase of correspon
dents and contributors.
Daring Highway Robbery.
evening as Mr. C. T. Kelly, formerly of
the Quartermaster’s Department, was
passing along Whitaker street, he was
suddenly assailed by two men from be
hind, and knocked down by a violent
blow on the head. One of his assailants
held him by the throat, while the other
“ went through” him, with great skill
and rapidity. The robbers succeeded in
obtaining S3OO in greenbacks, a pocket
book and a watch. They then disap
peared with marvellous celerity. The
men were in the garb of Union soldiers,
but were evidently expert in the high
way robbery business. The case has
been reported to the Chief of Police and
Lt. Col. York, Provost Marshal, and
their skill will doubtless bring the offend
ers to justice.
We know that every Federal soldier,
with any pride for the reputation of the
army, will use every exertion for the de
tection of the perpetrators of this act,
and we have no doubt that any parties
convicted of such offenses will be dealt
with to the full extent of military law. It
is not strange thgt thieves and robbers,
and roughs of all kinds, should occasion
ally be found represented in our army,
but the summary treatment of one or two
offenders will put them under whole
somej restraint; and if one should hap
pen, on some occasion, to pick up a de
termined man entitled to carry fire-arms,
and get “plugged,” we thipk the treat
ment would have a very beneficial ef
First Thunder Shower of the Sea
son.—Last evening occurred the ’first
thunder-shower of the season, with
heavy peals of thunder and vivid flashes
oflightning. A violent rain storm fol
lowed, lasting through the night, flood
ing the streets, and drenching all who
“The Bee.”— Mr. Geo. nTnlcliols
announces in another column the issue,
to-morrow morning, of his advertising
sheet, “The Bee,”,in an enlarged form.
2,000 copies will be carefully distributed,
gratuitously, for the benefit of adver
ARRIVAL OF THE ARAGO.
3Tew York Dates to the 6th.
The Capture of Gen. Early by
800 XMCEBT TAKEN.
GOLD 198 1-2.
The following important dispatch has
just been received in this city by the U.
S. Military Telegraph—
Hilton Head, S. C.,
Friday a. m.. March 10.
The steamer Arago, Capt. Henry A.
Gadsden, commander, arrived here this
forenoon, from New York.
She brought files of papers to March
They contain the important intelligence
that Gen. Sheridan has captured the
rebel General Early, near Charlotteviile,
Va., with eight hundred of his men.
Gold closed at 199 1-2 on the Gth.
There is no other important news. ,
The Arago brings no additional infor
mation in regard to Gen. Sherman’s
movements, and no account of any
'Rice.— The recent very stringent or
ders from the Treasury Department
which provided that no goods whatever
shall be permitted either to come into or
go out of Savannah, save for the army,
stopped the shipments North of the rice
which belongs to the city, and which
was being shipped to New York to be
sold on account of the city authorities.
This arose from a misapprehension of
the facts, as Col. Julian Allen has per
mission from Gen. Sherman, whose au
thority is recognized by the Government
at Washington, to ship this rice for the
purpose abave named. A copy of the
Colonel’s credentials had been trans
mitted to the Custom House at Hilton
Head, where the shipments were stopp
ed, but had been mislaid. The Colonel
however, had a personal interview with
the Custom House Officials and succeed
ed iu a few minutes in arranging the
whole matter to their mutual satisfac
tion. The shipments of the city rice
will therefore continue as before, under
the supervision of Col. Julian Allen, the
only authorized Government and city
Hilton Head House.— Messrs. Wake
field and Williams have opened the well
known restauia it at the corner of Bry
an street and Johnson square, near the
Pulaski House. They propose to run it
in good style. Mr. Wakefield has an
honorable discharge from the army after
three years’ faitliful service in the 14th
Brooklyn, on the Potomac. Mr. Wil
liams was honorably discharged from
the 7th Connecticut Regiment on ac
count of disability occasioned by severe
wounds, received while carrying the col
ors of his regiment in the assault on
Wagner. Both are good men, enter
prising and deserving.
Theatre.— Our readers wilfnotice that
Messrs. Sweatnam and Scott promise- an
entire change of programme this even
ing. The new comedian Mr. Add Ry
man will appear in anew part. He has
made an excellent impression, and will
doubtless soon become a great favorite.
The other performers improve ia the esti
mation of their patrons at every fresh
entertainment, La Belle Louise and Miss
Lottie Howland with Mr. Sweatnam and
Mr. Scott, are already fully established
in the good opinion of the public.
Hon. Simeon Draper has been con
firmed as Collector oi the Port of New
Dogs.— One of the greatest nuisances
in this or any other city is" the supera
bundance of worthless dogs, of the four
legged kind—of two-legged dogs there
are always too many in every place. It
is a curious fact too that it is always the
good-for-nothing dogs that do the mid
night howling. Decent dogs never howl
at night. Watchdogs and valuable ani
mals of any sort never obtrude their sor
rows upon us in midnight wailings. It is
dogs that nobody cares for; that' nobody
owns any interest in; that everybody
swears at; everybody kicks and every
body wishes dead, that are up to this
In the immediate vicinity of our mag
nificent editorial mansion there is a va
cant lot wherein the entire canine broth
erhood of the neighborhood nightly con
gregate. We are disposed to think that
there is some sort of grand political
movement going on among the dog
population—we judge so by the number
and frequency of the mass-meetings, and
by the vigor and length of the after-dark
orations. Last night we expended an
armful of wood, and seven aozen (empty)
bottles in a futile effort to disperse about
a cord of dogs who had come together in
their usual place for their nightly discus
sion—we also did our nightly cussing
but all to no purpose, we had to make a
journey down stairs and make a personal
request which we managed to make ef
fectual. There were all sorts of dogs—
the invitations to that dog party had
evidently been unlimited—there were
big dogs, and little dogs, white dogs,
red dogs, old dogs, young dogs, bow
legged dogs, bob-tail dogs, shaggy tail
dogs, every possible variety of dogs in
short except valuable dogs. There wasn’t
a dog in the entire congregation that was
worth the powder to blow him out of the
county with. Now, these delectable ani
mals are, at this time of year, only a
nuisance, but in the hot weather they
will become positively dangerous. There
certainly can be no sane man who is
willing to incur the risk of hydrophobia
for the sake of keeping about his premis
es a dog that is of no earthly use what
ever, for your true cur is generally too
cross even for children to play with.
We respectfully beg the co-operation
of the military authorities in the good
work ot exterminating the entire breed
of quadruped dogs which make night
hideous with their howls, and we beg
further to state to our druggists that
donations of dog-buttons will be thank
fully received at this office and faithfully
applied to the purpose for which a bene
ficient Providence evidently intended
Cheap Fuel.— By the timely action
taken by Col. Julian Allen and approved
by Gen. Grover, the people of Savannah
are being furnished with cheap fuel.
Soft wood of the proper length and full
measure is sold and delivered at $G per
cord, and hard wood at SB. The wood
speculators were charging sls for soft
and $lB for hard' wood. The fact
that the people are being furnished at
less than half the rates of extortioners
has compelled them to relinquish their
The Committee have now about 650
cords of wood on hand in advance of or
ders, so there is little probability that
they will run short again.
Several charitable institutions have
been gratuitously furnished with wood.
The people of Savannah who desire to
be furnished with cheap fuel are request
ed to aid Col. Allen in his enterprise, for
should they purchase from the specula
tors and compel the city authorities to
cease operations, then the speculator will
have the field to himself and
enormous price for his wood
length and scant measure. An
has been sent to New York for a car *
of stove coal of 300 tons, which has b4n
already shipped, and will doubtless soon
be here, and in a condition to be deliv
ered to purchasers at the lowest possi
ble paying prices.
This same committee have also taken
in hand the matter of supplying families
with servants. A short time since many
contrabands were drawing rations from
the Relief Committees, and as long as
they could live free of cost, they would
not work. This state of things has been
rectified, and families can now, upon
application to Col. Neafie in the Ex
change Building, be supplied with ser
vants to their likeing.
Many of the able-bodied negroes here
are employed in chopping wood for the
Relief Committee, in the outskirts nf
Vaccination.—lt is for the interest of
all persons liable to take small pox, to
call on the properly authorized Surgeons
and render themselves safe by vaccina
tion. The officer for the District West
of Bull street is at 142 State street, be
tween Barnard and Jefferson streets.—
The office hours are from one o’clock to
four o’clock, P. M.
Cleared—ship L. L. Stnrgis, Williams, New
York; schooner Electric Spark, Dehart, Hilton
A Gentleman would like Board in a pri
vate family, where he can enjoy the comforts of a
home. Apply at the Herald Office., f marlO
Oak, $lO per Cord.
Pine, per Cord. For sale by
FUEL SUPPLY COMMITTEE,
marlO 4 S4 Bay street.
On Bay street, a Gutta Percha 19th Corps
Badge, with a small gold star iu .the centre.
FIVE DOLLARS will be paid the finder, if left
at 2d Brigade Headquarters.
E. L. MOLINEUX,
marlO 1 Brevet Brig. Gen.
TIIE ORDER OF THE DAY.
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Savannah, Ga., March, 8,1865.
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Bull and Bay streets
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