The Savannah Daily Herald.
BV 8. W. MASON AND CO.
SAVANNAH. TTSSDAY. MARCH 21. !-&'■
HOW A GESTIKMAX RKPOKTED NT.
lii a certain oily, not twenty thousand
miles from everywhere, there was once con
iiocted with a certain newspaper a certain
chap, called l»y a certain name, which, t<»r
tlie present we will assume to be Sain This
w*as in oar early editorial days, and we were
considerably on our dignity, and we rather
assumed to order Sam about a lew New,
Sun wrote all. sorts ot thing*, editorials, and
weather items, and ship news, and military
intelligence, and fntun jokes, and tidvcrtise
ments, and all sorts ot the various stilt! that
has to be spun from the editorial brain to make
that curious, queer, comical piece oi literary
patchwork which we < ill n newspaper bam
used to think he was the editor of the paper,
mid as lie was a pretty good fellow, generally
harmless, an 3 as w e could sometimes make
him useful, we indulged him in hi> innocent
little delusions. Sam also fancied himself the
Proprietor sod as it is rather useful than
otherwise to have a pnpricioi somewhere
about on salary-day. we also put up with Ids
whim in this respect
Stint Patrick's dav came alone in our
vieiiiitv oin i n.t nd. as we thought a dc
•I ’> . M,i._ r l id", we concluded
to g;. S to “spiva.l" on a fancy
nyon. ,■> •we .w .Sum up, aud tiius ad
dressed Su li : “SulU. sWtd We, ' ‘S;UIi. there S
going to be a big thing—somebody is going j
to do some doings—'twill he glorious, grand,
sublime, tremendous, huge and nice.
Thcre'il be speechifying, Sam, anl the
speeches will be powerful, lofty, vigorous,
impassioned, poetic, spirited, grandiloquent,
Sam ; flowery, graudiose, Sun ; high-sound
ing, pure and chaste, Sun; mellifluous,
euphonious, polished, classical, elegant, Sam;
Johnsonian, Sam ; Ciceronian, Sam ; Demos
thenian, Websterian, Sam; rhetorical, mag
niloquent, sublime—in short, Sam, they’ll be
Saint Patrick is like John Gilpin, “a gen
tleman of credit and renown.” And he owns
a day of his own,Sam. Saint P. has twenty
tour whole hours which are his owu private,
personal property. Secured to him in his
own right, unencumbered, unmortgaged, aud
nobody has even a four-cent lien on any one
of the whole two-dozen. Now, Sam,
P. is going to bring his day along here
to-morrow, aud we want you to go aud
see it. Besides the speeches and orations
and things, there will be a lot of soldier men
—fellows in blue breeches and bluer coats,
with gold things on ’em, aud buttons all over
’em, as if they'd been out iu a shower of brass
buttons and tinsel, without any umbrellas,
aud had all got very wet. You shall see
'em, Sam. In the sublime words of the poet,
“You shall put on your new Ebenezers,
And go and sec the snojezers.”
So, prepare Samuel, to go and bring us a full
of this glorious day, and how Saint
Patiick behaves himself. Go, Samuel, do
your duty—(//stingulsh or extinguish your
self, then come with your pockets full of
manuscript detailing the thing, the whole
thing, and a good deal more than the
When we had concluded this speec'.i, which
we flatter ourselves is rather neat. Sain re
sponded in these Spartan words, though
where Sam learned how to talk Spartan talk
we don't know—“l «•;// go forth. 1 will do
things, I will succeed. Ml go in and win—it
I fail, 111 come home and bid you all a fond
farewell, and then 111 kill myself or perish in
After these memorable words Sam depart
ed—where he weut. to or what he did, we
don't definitely know, but we heard of him
in various quarters of the city—-a black bot
tic had hiui in charge, and he seemed, our
informants said, to be in a thriving state.
We waited patiently all day for the*Errant
Sam, indulging serai-occasionally in a
“modest quencher” in recollection of the ab-
sent, as a tribute to the flay, and in honor of 1
tbe Saint whose name it bears. At half past I
three o'clock in the morning, an hour and
three quarters after the paper was all printed,
some gentlemen deposited on our door steps
a bundle ot something that looked like the
elo lies Sam used to wear and tlientricd to
lun away—one of them fell over a hydrant,
another lay down on his back and called
to be carried out and buried decently—while
a third one aj'ter taking two steps in a wrong
direction reclined on a Cirb-stone, and with
bis head between bis knees, murmured an
almost inarticulate desire that someone
would saw his !"g off with a bar of soap.
Our attention was now drawn to the bun
dle, which dose examination showed to be
Sam. the lost, the erring, the peccant, tlie
ambilions Sam, in a state of highly-pcculiur
On attempting to enter into conversation
with him on the subject of Saint Patrick,
and the day thereof, be thing his arms and
other limbs about in a very promiscuous
manner and made some funuy noises, being
evidently trying to talk a little with bis
mouth, but be only succeeded in extracting
from somewhere about tbe neighborhood of
hi 9 left band pantaloons pocket, some sounds
which after many repetitions, at last resolv
ed themselves into a strange melody in the
minor key, the burden of which seemed to
le j n asseveration that he “wnnld.ut go bom •
till morning’'—“Samuel,” we replied with
all our native dignity, “You n,‘edn’t say
that aim in. You harn't come home till mom
j ; n! r so there's no occasion for any more talk
alniut ih'it." When the young man who was
evidently suffering from some sort of a tit,
the nature of which our limited experience
of that sort of thing wouldn’t enable us to
exactly determine, changed liis base (or
treble, we don't know which.) and, rolling
half over, demanded in the same odd sing
tie tone to have “Johnny.fill up the bowl,”
•‘Samuel.” we replied, “John shan’t do
anything of the kind — John lias gone to bed
~n the counter, besides wp liavn’t got any
>k>\vl. neither have we anything to fill it
Sam here struggled up, dragged from his
pocket the following lucid document, and
(\v,aiming, “Here’s port Spatrick's day,”
tell down and began to snore in the most
• Went jo see Pat’s day—went to ske—
>ke—skedad’s ranche sometimes lie's a
}>r» tty good old girl—generally—positively—
silver quarters is good things to lose match
ing pennies—don't you see—it warn’t half,
halt full —you sec—as you said—why—
wherefore, because, not so, neverthe
less —all around my hat, —the black cat
kicked out the grey cat’s eye—rinctum—
;n.;um—who’s afraid—you did, you did,
Ivtty did—and so they eat red cabbage till
their eyes bulged out —nobody said you did
—and then he jumped into the trunk, and
then lie jumped out on the top, and then—
dhlo, dido, ri kitty dido—him, bam, bum—
and why not—thus, notwithstanding—and
so you see the elephant couldn’t get into the
Then she |cha-s.ized over his head—and
the holler of her foot made a hole in the
ground—and the dog ran down the far
thest sugar-wagon, and her arras were
stretched like a pair of twin pumpkins in a
heavy gale of honey-bees, and when the
story came to that, nobody believed tbe
neighbors—live blue Thomas cats born with
seven wooden legs apiece—and then, more
over, when the tar-bucket heard of it, she
replied, speaking iu the Arabic Tongue, that
it must be the tremendous dose of Rhyming
Dictionaries, which had drawn the blister on
the sucking Yawl boat with two Quaker
meeting-houses in a cradle hard by, and
when the judge wouldn’t understand this lu
cid statement of the case, then the blue bot
tle flies were harnessed to the six-story om
nibus, and they all came home through the
back window of tbe mahogany bedstead.—
Golden Old Johnny, fill up the Ale bowl.’
There, that is that young man’s report of
the proceedings on Saint Patrick’s Day in
that city where we were.
The youth did not for a week quite recov
er from his fit—he looked lobster color un
der tlie eyes, but we cured him of his sick
ness with a pint and a half of salt water, a
medicine which we can confidently recom
Now, if any man, woman, or child, will
expound to us the peculiar mental condition
which produced the above lucid composition,
we—we'll—we ll—introduce him to Sam.
Meantime he had brought a half a gallon
of laudanum, a pound of strychnine, a peck
of dog buttons, a bowie-knife, two revolvers,
and spent one day anxiously inquiring for a
silk rope that could be warranted to thor
oughly hang a man who weighed ISO pounds
nett, lie said lie wanted to die genteely, and
was afraid a hemp rope would hurt his neck
and rumple iiis shirt collar. He said, in sup
poi't of bis suicidal design, “what is life to a
man if he is always going tobe subject to
We recommended him to warm some clean
water to lls degrees Fahrenheit, and drown
But he gave us a great fright, for though
he eventually returned, he went away and
was gone for four days, leaving us frantically
demanding of every one we met, —"•Have you
seen Sam t"
A Word in Season.— The weather yester
day was warm and sultry and gave rise to
uncomfortable misgivings in the minds of
many of our newly-adopted fellow-citizens as
to tlie pleasure of passing the coming summer
in this, even tlie loveliest city of the South.
It is to be feared something more serious,
too,may be apprehended than mere perspira
tion and lassitude which were the only re
sults of yesterday's dog-day-lilte weather.
It becomes every citizen to see to it for him
self that ever}' unclean spot about his premis
es, which might serve as a breeder of disease
under the action of hot summer situs, be im
mediately purified. The hist >ry of past years
warns us that epidemics have, not unfre
i quently raged in Savannah, and whatever
cau be done to diminish the ti-.lt of a visita
; lion, should be willingly performed as a duty
1 one owes to himself, to his family, and to the
community at large
Cattle Thieves About. —Sunday night
last, five colored men attempted to steal, in
the rear of St. Andrew’s Hall, on Broughton
street lane, a valuable milch cow. The ani
mal got away from them, and they had a
great quarrel about it, each one blaming the
other. It is a pity that the scoundrels were
not caught and an example made of them.
Persons in this city who have valuable cows
are compelled to keep a careful watch over
them at night to prevent them from being
English Ignorance of'American Affairs.
The utter ignorance of even the commonest
and best known affairs relating to America,
which isoften exhibited by English writers
who should be better informed has often been
the subject of sarcastic comment in the leadii g
journals of this country. It is very true that
some American Editors are none too well in
formed respecting the minutal of English or
European politics, but we venture to say
that it is rare indeed to find in our periodi
cals auy such egregious blunders about the
commonest points of the Geography of
fureign lands, as their editors habitually
disclose when speaking of the New World.
One of the leaning Euglish papers
at the time of the last Chicago Con
vention, gravely imparted to its readers
the precious piece of originalin forma
tion, that “Chicago is a thriving town in the
parish of Illinois, in the Great West State on
the lake of Huron”—and furthermore pro
ceeded to patronize that thriving town
aforesaid, by stating that “they were credi
bty informed that the people actually had
some of their streets very well paved, and
that several of the more respectable
buildings were lighted with gas.”
We have more than once been informed
that “Buffalo is a small city on the Niagara
Falls River,” and that Washington city is a
very nice town, and was called by its name,
because Washington was born there.
Even with the aid of the very excellent
and generally truthful war-maps which are
almost daily published by the enterprising
New York journals, the Johnny Bulls make
the most absurd aud ridiculous blunders
about the topographical features of the
country, the geographical relations of
the various military points and positions to
each other, and their strategic importance.
Tiiese errors are perfectly inexcusable, for
the reason that the maps above alluded to,
are, though necessarily hastily engraved, for
the most part carefully and correctly drawn
from actual survey, and observations made
on the spot by the most experienced and
trustworthy engineer officers of the Ameri
can Army. Their topographical correctness
must be secured, for upon them are based
the most complex and hold operations ol
strategy, and an incorrect map would prove
perhaps far more disastrous to a military
leader than even a false chart to the com
mander of a fleet in a naval engagement.
The sin of ignorance is sometimes pardon
able, but in these cases the error results too
palpably either from an utter lack of interest
in the subjects on which the writers proses.-
to enlighten the public, or from pure laziness
Os course, if a man has not care enough about
the themes upon which he proposes to in
struct his audience ; to mastor his facts when
full means of information lie plain before
him, iie is simply a charlatan aud a quack. I;
he canuot muster industry enough to com
prehend his subject, he is necessarily a gross
imposter, and iu either case is of course per
fectly unworthy of public confidence.
Perhaps the two tilings which prove the
greatest puzzles to our trans-Atlantic visitors
are, to find that Americans are tolerably civ
ilized people and are not all re'd Indians; and
secondly, to discover that they speak, as a
rule,a little purer English than even the Eng
This is by no means a very ildvv exaggera
tion—we have but little doubt that many and
many an Englishman who comes to Ameri
ca to study the natives, and to go home and
retail his wonderful adventures to his ad
miring countrymen, after lie has recover
ed from his first surprise on landing in New
York, aud finding that it is rather, on the
whole, a tolerably respectable city, and not
a mere collection of log lmts iu the midst ol
a prairie, actually ventures lor the first time
into Brordway with fear and trembling—he
takes the well-dressed people he meets to be
all foreigners like himself and wonders at
their numbers—there he goes on, fearfully
and anxiously looking for the aboriguees,
and expecting each minute to see some huge
stalwart Indian, start out from his ambush
behind some sheltering corner, all attired in
paint and feathers, and armed with bowie
knife aud'tomahawk and bow and arrow,
and rifle and war-club, and the whole armo
ry of savage weapons of which he has often
read—he hurriedly asks himself in what lan
guage shall he address “ye horrible salvages,”
and what intreaties he shall use to soften
their stony hearts, in case lie should per
ceive them making hasty but effective prpar.i
tious to cut his throat and then scalp him
Perhaps this picture is slightly overdrawn—
possibly the more intelligent of our visitors
do; not look for Mohawk, and Sioux, and
Winnebago, and Tuscarora Indians in Broad
way, or expect to see a Chippeway camp in
Fifth Avenue—they only think to find every
man attired like the conventional caricature
of the American they are familiar with iu so
called “\ankee Plays,” and to see every
woman with a pipe iu her mouth or a plug
of tobacco in her cheek.
But the delusions of even the more intelli
gent aud cultivated Englishmen, with regard
to the subject of hunting, and the supposed
facility of bagging huge quantities of wild
game within ten minutes w alk of our leading
hotels, can hardly be .overstated. If they do
not actually expect to shoot partridges and
pheasants in Broadway itself, or hunt deer in
Gramercy Park or Madison Square, there
are vUry few ot them who have any idea of
going further from their Astor House dinner
than Brooklyn, to find plenty of Buffalo, or of
taking a longer journey than to Hoboken oi
Staten Island to grapple with a Grizzly.
It is a positive fact that an English friend
of one of our friends, who, on the day after
his arrival in the city, had been invited to a
quiet little family dinner in East Eighteenth
street, actually made his appearance in a
rough, shaggy, hunting-suit, and carrying a
long telescopic rifle, whilo lie had a large
hunting-knife of the most approved English
pattern, stuck in his belt. It took him some
time to recover from his astonishment at
being presented to our friend's ac&nplished
and amiable wife, with two lovely daughters,
all of them of as-refined and elegant manners
as any ladies in any land:
After dinner, in the course of a quiet chat
in the smoking room over a glass of fine old
Madeira, he confessed with many apologies,
that he had “brought his rifle along, think
ing that he might be able to persuade his
friend to go out. perhaps for an hour and
shoot a couple of Buffalo, or so, leaving his
squaw in the wigwam to take care
of the pappooses, or, perhaps, com
pelling her to attend tlie hunters that she
might lie ready to skin and carry home the
This may be a case of extreme misconcep
tion of our social condition, but the ignor
ance at first displayed by many traveling
foreigners, of our geography, our laws and
political relations, even transcends that of our
English hunting friend.
Solon Shingle. —As we anticipated, a fine
house was present at the first performance
of this popular drama. We are glad to re
cord that it was in every respect a complete
success. Mr. Davenport mastered the sym
pathies of tlie audience at once, and kept
possession of them to the close. Mr. Hern
don, as Solon Shingle, was good, and the
other parts were in general very satisfactor
ily sustained. Manager Taggart has made a
happy hit in producing this tolling play, and
will be rewarded with a succession of crowd
ed houses, as his enter;wise deseives. On
account of want of space we are obliged to
defer a more extended criticism until anoth
Tableaux Vivants. —A good house attend
ed the second display of the Tableaux Vi
vants at Firemen’s Hall last evening. As
before, the tableaux were very striking and
beautiful. These exhibitions are gotten up
in tlie best style of art, and with the most
correct taste. They furnish an exceedingly
recherche entertainment, and are attended
by the elite of the city. We hope that the
managers will find it to their advantage to
Turner Kr venschen. —The Turner Asso
ciation of Savannah.— The Turner Associ
ciation of Germans of this city, held a soiree,
kraenschen , last evening at Turner's Hall,
corner of St. Julien and Jefferson streets.
The Hall was tastefully decorated with fes
toons of green, bunting, pictures and the
banners and insignia of the institutuion. A
large attendance was present, and an excel
lent hand discoursed fine .music, to which
the merry throng tripped tho light fantastic
toe until a late hour. In the upper hall was
dispensed the beverage which, since the (lays
of Tacitus has been known as the favorite
drink of Germany. A large number of
ladies, officers, and others, enjoyed them
selves iu dance and promenade, and every
thing passed off pleasantly and successfully.
The Turner Association of Savannah was
organized iu 18T*2, aud is still a flourishing
institution. Its object is to cultivate aud de
velop the powers of both body and mind,
and its proceedings consist of gymnastic ex
ercises, singing and speaking. A fund is also
started for establishing a library aud reading
room, by means of which German literature
and German newspapers will be provieed for
its members. At the present-time, three
turning or gymnastic meetings are held each
week, and two evenings are devoted to
music. The society of Turners is likewise a
benevolent institution, and keeps up a sick
tund for the aid of the families of members
The Turner constitution contains principles
radically opposed to and condemning slavery,
and has, consequently, tbe honor of being
the first, aud for a long time the only society
ot anti slavery sentiments in the South.
Throughout the war, the Turners have re
mained steadfast friends of Freedom and the
Union, and have endured much obloquy and
persecution at tbe hands of the Rebel author
ities in consequence.
The Society is now iu a prosperous con
dition, and has about forty-fiva members. Its
ranks have been considerably thinned by the
conscription and other causes, since the be
ginning of the war.
The following is the present board of offi
cers of the Turner Association of Savannah.
President, Ch. Goerz ; Vice President, F.
Ziegler; Ist Secretary, F. Kolb ; 2d Secre
tary, Albert Harig; Treasurer, M. Funk ;
Turn Warden, N. Marin; Steward, F. Bruck
Sensible.— The A. Sun, the organ of the
million, in New York city, from the fact that
it is and ever has been a penny paper, pub
lishes, as its price, “one cent in gold, two
CENTS IN CURKENCY.”
\\ e would like to see the Sun gentlemen
make change for some man who wanted to
pay “one cent in gold,” tor a single ; aper.
“Rumors of Wars.” —For a number of
times during the past few days, reports have
been curreut in the city, of £reat battles re
cently fought, now by Sherman, now by
Schofield, then by Graut, then by Thomas.
None of these stories, however, would bear
investigation. When sifted down, the whole
thing would amount to just about this, that
somebody said, that there was a rumor that
somebody had seen somebody else, jjwho met
the “reliable individual,” who had just had
an interview with the “intelligent contra
band,’who had just seen the “deserter who
came within our lines,” and he said that
a negro on a plantation told him that he
lately heard a musket shot iu the direction
of the interior of the State of Nortli Carolina.
We give in our news, columns everything
in the way of military intelligence that can
be depended on. In the absence of further
particulars, our readers may rely that Grant,
and Sherman, and all the rest, know fnll
well what they want to do, and how to set
about doing it, and that not a day passes
that each one does not do the State some
Robbery.— Yesterday morning, between
one and two o’clock, the store of Mrs. B.
Kinneavy, on the nortli side of Stewart
street, near West Broad, was entered and
robbed of goods valued at S3OO. The
thieves attempted to enter the door, by bor
iug two holes and unlatching it;
failing in this, they worked at the bolt of a
side window, and dropped out its key—then
opened the blind-raising the sash andentering
the premises. Mrs. Kinneavay, hearing the
rogues, proceeded immediately into the store,
and found two men dressed as soldiers, who
immediately decamped, having opened the
door of the store. Several attempts have
been made recently to rob different premises
in the same neighborhood.
PULASKI HOUSE, MARCH 20, ISOS.
M. B. Cnster, Homer, Illinois.
■Tno. W. Kelly, Homer, Illinois.
Jno. 1 Sennet', Richmond, Ky.
Frank Ketchum, Alexandria, Va.
Geo. A. Hudson, New York.
Henry A. Beattie, Staten Island, N. Y.
Clias H. Vilas, Madison, Wis.
.Jared Dennis and wife, Madison, Wis.
Chas. G. Strahan, Providence, R. I.
Jesse Daggett and lady, Hilton Hoad.
Frank Geise, Lt. and Asst. Prov. Mar. General.
George F. Lambert, Hilton Head.
W. W Bridges, Capt. 54th Mass. Vo Is.
John Fernandez, California.
11. Kilhonrn, Fernandiua, Fla.
E. R. Kensletter, Fcrnandina, Fla.
D. 11. Henry, Fernandiua, Fla.
Alfred Eldridge, Chatham, Mass.
11. H. Maloon, Charleston, 8. C.
Chas. L. Stetlaner, New York.
Capt. E. R. Brink, Kilpatrick's Cav.
A. C. C. Turner, Chari eston, 8. C.
E. G. Martin, U. 8. Navy.
Arrived—steamer Hudson. Vanpclt, nilton Head :
tug C T Shephard, Davis, New York : U 8 Revenue
steamer Nemaha, McGowan, Hilton Head; bark
Abdel Kader, Eldridge, Hilton Head; steamer U 8
Grant, Dobbs, Hilton Head; steamer Resolute, Can
non, Hilton Head.
Cleared—steamer Enoch Dean, Hallet, Daufusk<e
Island; steamer Hudson, Vanpelt, Hilton Head
I. O. O. P.
OGLETHORPE LODGE, No. 1, meets every Tues
day evening. (Lodge Room on Bay street, over Geo.
N. Nichols’Printing Office.} A. F. Torlay, N. G.; F.
Kreuson, V. G.; James Clemence, Treas.; C. Gross,
LIVE OAK LODGE, No. 3, meets every Friday
evening. (Lodge Room 8. W. cor. Bull aud Brough
ton sts., 4th story, entrance on Lroughton street.} J.
Holbrook Kstill, N. G.; R. M. Barthelmess, V. G.; D.
Thompson, Treas.: D. 11. Gailoway, Sect.
MAGNOLIA ENCAMPMENT, No. 1, meets Ist and
3d Wednesday in each month in Live Oak Lodge
Room John T. Thomas. C. P.; John Harrison, H.
P.: John Dexter, 8. W.; R. Groves, J. W.; C. Gross,
Scribe ; James L. Hanpt. Treasurer.
The large Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
SPRING CLOTHING, *
TOBACCOS, in great variety,
BEEF AND PORK; in half-hbls.,
The eDtire Stock will be sold,
WHOLESALE AND RETAU,
AT NEW YORK PRICES.
The public will find this the best opportunfty to pur-'
chase yet offered in this market, . %
ITG BROUGHTON STREET,
mar2l ts Next door to Sherlock's.
JpROVOST COURT NOTICE.
On and after this date, the First Provost Court, Ist
Lieut. Eben Parsons, Jr., Judge, will be held at the
L. 8. Court House, corner of Bull and Bay streets.
The Second Provost Court, Capt. James M. Walton,
Judge, will be held in the room over Adams’ Express
Co.’s office, corner Bay and Drayton streets.
The respective jurisdictions are fixed by General
Order No. 0., and all parties having business before
said Courts will govern themselves accordingly.
By order, PROVOST JUDGES.
Cvstom Hocse Building,
Savannah, Ga„ March ISth, ISJS.
All persons desiring to make statements to tire
Treasury Department at Washington, in regard to the
Cotton captured iu the city of Savannah, are request
ed to pres .lit the same to Mr. B. W. Burnett, at tliis
office, who is authorized to receive them.
mar -G Special Agent Treasury Dept.
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