The Savannah Daily Herald.
BY 8. W. MASON AND CO.
SAVANNAH. TUESDAY, APItIL 1, 18fi5.
The most remarkable personages in the
work' nt present, are the Pope of Rome,
Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and the Emperor
Maximilian of Mexico. They are remark
able men because they are representative
men. The Pope of Rome represents the
ultramontane principle in Europe. Louis
Napoleon represents the principle, if we can
so express it, of qualided monarchy in Eu
rope, or the combination of popular prin
ciple in the election to the chief magistracy,
united with hereditary right: and the Empe
ror Maximilian may be deemed to represent
limited monarchy in the new world, in con
nection with a liberal church.
The Pope, as the head of the ultrtmontane
party, of course contends for all the privil
eges and prerogatives which have ever been
claimed bv that party, secular as well as
ecclesiastical. It seems the evident purpose
of Bonaparte to unite these prerogatives and
privileges,—to divest the Pope of his secular
authority, and to limit his functions to those
of a mere Bishop of Rome. By this limita
tion he wouid avoid the expense of maintain
ing there a military force, in check or coun
teraction to Austria, who supports all the
ultramontane pretensions of the Popedom.
Such were the relations of France, Rome
and Austria, before the Protectorate was es
tablished by France of the new Mexican em
pire. This introduced anew element of com
plication. The new Emperor found the Mexi
can clergy not so compliant as he expected.
They constituted a powerful and wealthy
party in the State. To divest them of a part
of their privileges and property, and make
them contribute equally io the public bur
dens, was to act iu opposition to the uniform
policy of the House of Hapsburg, with re
gard to the claims and pretensions of the
Popedom wherever it had established its au
thority. Nor was this the only element that
complicated the position of Maximilian.
About the time that he had assumed imperial
authority in Mexico, the revival of the Mon
roe doctrine in this country took place. The
Senate of the United States had unanimously
declared iu its favor. This of course will
prevent his recognition as Emperor of
In resistance to the Monroe doctrine, it is
possible that the United States will find Eng
land and France, with the other great Eu
ropean Powers combined, which may lead
to general hostilities, iu opposition to the
establishment of Monarchical principles in
the new world. If such a combination
should occur—if the great Powers should
concur in suppoh of the Monarchical princi
ple in the new world, on what side would
Russia range herself? She is the great stay
and support of principles of Absolutism in
Europe. It is not probable that she would
be found fighting by the side of those op
posed to Monarchy in the new world. Her
traditions would induce her to be the ally of
the United States, more particularly if
France and England should be involved iu
war with this country. Her position would
be anomalous. These views open up ques
tions of great interest and importance—the
practical solution may not. be deferred longer
than the close of the present war.
(i ‘ N- c<
Pavili.ion House Hospital. —The wards
in this hospital formerly known as the
Chatham Academy and Pavilliou House,
have recently been white-washed, and the
whole interior of the building and enclosed
grounds put under excellent police. The wall
enclosing the premises and grounds have also
been white-washed inside and out.
Contributions for thu Chicago Sanitary
Commission.— On Saturday last, the Rev. B.
E. Rogers, Chaplaiu U. S. General Hospital,
forwarded to the fair to be opened at Chicago
on the SOtli of May proximo, by the U. S.
Sanitary Commission, a large box contain
ing many rare aud valuable rebel relics, also
specimens of the Spanish Moss from Ever
green (Bonavenlure) Cemetery and several
sections of the Palmetto tree.
First Provost Court. —There was very
little business offered yesterday. Judge
Parsons passed the following orders : Anton
Baster, Joseph Lippman, John B. Howel’,
Mrs. Sarah Johnson were permitted to col
lect the rents on their property.
D. B. Johnson vs. Walter Omera—claim
for four billiard tables. Decisiou : That the
tables belong to Mr. Omera.
Mary W. Houston vs. Scipio Maxwell—
claim for a mule. Ordered that Scipio re
tain the mule.
John J. Maurice and David Clark
charged with having a lot of U. S. property
taken from U. S. steamer Water Witch.
Ordered that the property be retained by the
Provost Marshal for the benefit of the U. S.
Government. The defendants were dis
Interesting Case in the First Provost
Court This Morning.— This morning, at ten
o'clock, Judge Parsons will call the case of
the Government vs- John Ryan, charged with
running “Contrabands,” his property, into
the enemy’s line?, and of having them em
ployed by the rebel government.
Arrival of Steamship Fulton*
New York Dates to the 30th ult.
gold DOWN' TO 130 1-3.
Pres. T.inc'oln at Clt>’ I*olnt.
Council of War at Fortress !Kon>
und Slieridau Participate.
GENERAL 7IOVEME.YT ALO\G THE LIKES.
GEN. LEE CIIECIOIATED.
Loud Rumors of a Military Convention.
immediate Peace Almost Beyond
Special Field Order of General
[SPECIAL DISPATCH BY c, 8. MILITARY TELE
[By our Special Correspondence.)
Hilton Head, S. €., April 3d, 1805.
Steamship Fulton, Capt. WottOD, arrived
here this evening. The Fultoa went into the
stream on the 30th, but on accounl of a fog,
did not sail till 31st. She did not communi
cate with shotejafter 30th, however, I am In
debted to Purser McManus, for full files ot
papers and letters from your special corres
pondent at New York. On the 29tli—stocks
were weak and lower, Governments were
firm. Gold was barely steady, and closed at
151 down town. The closing price at the
evening board w r as 150 3-4.
President Lincoln has been on a visit to
City Point. The following is from the
Washington correspondence of the New
Washington, March 29-
The visit of Mr. Lincoln to Fortress Mon
roe and General Grant's headquarters is now
believed here to have much more significance
than was at first attached to it.
It has been the occasion of a persoual in
terview' between him and General Sherman,
and a council of war in which the President
and Generals Grant, Sherman and Sheridan
participated. This conference was evidently
tn regard to pending military operations, as
immediately after the council broke up a
general movement of the army of General
Grant in front of Richmond was begun.
General Sherman came to this interview
incognito; the fact of his coining was known
to few in his own army, and to none at
Fortress Monroe, except those who met him
in the council; he returned last night to
Goldsboro via Wilmington, accompanied by
Brevet Brigadier-General Dodge, on the
United States steamer Bat.
The delay of the President at City Poink
has given color of probability to the rumors
in circulation in regard to a Renewal of
Peace negotiations, an officer of the Govern
ment who arrive here to-day, brings the
positive information that the Rebel General
Lee has since the battle of Saturday last, re
newed his request preferred through Gen.
Longstreet and Ord, for a Military Conven
tion to settle matters and agree upon terms
of a cessation of hostilttios and the establish
ment of Peace.
' It is represented that Gen. Lee has ex
pressed the opinion that he cannot muehlonger
remain in Richmond, on account of scarcity
of supplies caused by the destruction of the
James River Canal, and in view of the
tremendous combination against him, it
would be madness to attempt any movement
outside of his defenses. He therefore deems
a continuance of the contest a useless and
criminal waste of life and blood.
It will be remembered that the request
previously made for a Military Convention
was declined by General Grant only because
he was not then clothed with authority to
treat on any other than purely military sub
jects. Now the President Is at, bis side and
can confer upon him all tlie authority re
quisite for the convention proposed. It is
kuowp that both the President and our lead
ing military officers aro anxious to secure the
whole of the rebel armed forces in Virginia
and North Carolina; toi to scatter them into
a multitude of guerrilla bands in the moun
tain districts would greatly prolong the way
| A proposition to surrender these torces will
| unquestionably elicit from Mr. Lincoln lib
-1 eral concessions on the part of the Govern
It ts known that a movement has been in-
itiated by Gen. Sherman which will com
pletely cut off the rebel army under John
son from every available source of supply,
and the movement on <the part ot General
Grant will compel Lee either to starve bis
army in Richmond or to come out and have
an engagement iu the open field, upon which
a disastrous defeat will be inevitable.
These facts induce the conviction that be
fore tlie return of the President to Washing
ton, the termaof peace will be entered upon
betweeb Grant and Lee, aud the armed n
bellion ended. The best informed officials
here regard an immediate peace, as almost
beyond a doubt.
The rumor of another peace conference
has received additional confirmation to-night
from the fact that Mr. Seward has gone to
James Rivor to-night to join Mr. Lincoln.
Advices from Wilmington are that railroad
communication between that point and Golds
boro will be completed to-night.
Duplicates of tlie bridges across across the
Northeast and Neuse rivers have been found
all ready to be put up. There is now at
Wilmington an abundance of rolling stock to
supply all the requirements of the army at
Head qrs Mil. Div. op the Mississiipi,)
In the Field, near Bentonvilie, N. C.,
March .22d, 1865. )
Th* Genet al Commanding announces to
army that yesterday it beat, on its- chosen
ground, the concentrated armies of our
unemy, who has fled iu tnsorder, leaving his
dead, wauuded and prisoners in our hands,
aud burniug bis bridges on hi3 retreat.
On the same day Major Can. Schofield from
Newbern entered and occupied Goldsboro’,
and Major Gen. Terry ftpm Wilmington se
cured Oxbridge crossing, and laid a pontoon
bridge across Neuse Rivtr, so that our cam
paign has resulted in a glorious success.
After a march of the most extraordinary
character, nearly five hundred miles over
swamps and rivers deemed impassable to
others, at the most inclement season of the
year, and drawing our chief supplies from a
poor war-wasted country, we reach onr des
tination in good health and condition. # I
thank the army, and assure it that our gov
ernment and people honor them for this new
display of the physical and moral qualities
which reflects honor upon the whole nation.
You shall now have rest and all the supplies
that can lie brought from the rich granaries
and store houses of our magnificent country,
before again embarking on new and untried
Signed W. T. Sherman,
LETTER FROM NEW YORK.
[special Correspondence of the Savannah Herald.]
Hiltcn Head, April 3—ll p. m.
The Savannah Herald correspondent at
New York forwards the following, which I
send through by telegraph: he remarks:—
They are the latest despatches received iu
New York, and, at the date of his despatch,
not, yet issued in the papers, and five or six
hours later than anything published.
New York, March 30—12 m.
The Herald’s Army of the Potomac corres
The Rebels made an attempt to retake the
lost line on our hslt Monday morning. A
party representing to be deserters were al
lowed to approach near to tiie line, when a
heavier force rAu.de a sudden and fierce attack
on the front pi one Division of the Sixth
Corps. A past of the men were pushed back
a short distance, when they rallied aud re
pulsed the enemy at all points, inflicting a
severe loss upon them. Our loss was trifling.
The entire first line of Rebel works, captured
by the Second and Sixth Corps on Saturday,
is still held, and has been rendered so strong
that any effort of the enemy to recover it
must prove futile.
The Herald’s Washington special says
that the President has held a Council of War
at City Point, attended by Generals Graut,
Sherman, Meade, Sheridan, and others, and
that immediately afterwards a general move
ment of the army was begun. The Herald
.also has a report from Washington that Lee,
siueeSaturdny’s fight, has renewed his request
for a military convention to agree [upon terms
for a cessation of hostilities. Il is under
stood that Sherman’s plans for cutting off
Gen. Johnston’s army from all available
sources of supplies are complete, and that
Grant will compel Lee either to starve his
troops in Richmond, or come out and risk
an engagement. In vie\V.of these matters,
well informed people in Washington believe
that peace will be agreed upon between
Grant and Lee.
The Herald correspondent says:—Rebel
loss in front of 6th corps alone on Saturday
was 5000. Sheridan and his boys are off
again and will soon be heard from.
Times’ special says:—lnformation from
the Army of the Potomac to-night says the
whole army was in motion on Tuesday
morning, and that General Grant and staff
were to move in the afternoon.
A Goldsboro correspondent under date of
the 25th says: Rebels have about twelve
thousand cavalry under Wheeler and Hamp
ton in our front. Yesterday they engaged
three of our foragers within two miles of our
outpost. Kilpatrick engaged part of t lie
force yesterday. Result not known.
The Tribune contains the following ac
count of the fight previously reported in the
At seven p. m, of the 25th ult., Secretary
Stantou telegraphed to Gen. Dix that advi
ces received from the Army of the Potomac
stated that ou that morning at 4 1-2 o’clock,
the enemy by a strong and sudden assault,
capturod Fort Steadman, but after a vigor
ous contest, the fort was recaptured with one
thousand six hundred prisoners, two battle
flags and all the gum uninjured. Gen. Mi
Laughlin was taken prisoner by the Rebels,
who also assaulted Fort Haskell, but were
repulsed with great loss. The Rebel prison
ers secured,number two thousand seven hun
dred. The Rebel killed and wounded; Gen
eral Grant estimates at probably not less
than three thousand.
©ur loss is estimated at eight hundred but
may prove less. On the evening of the
same day General Grant telegraphed that he
was not yet able to give tlie result ol' the
day accurately, but the number of prisoners
captured proved larger than at first reported.
The slaughter of the enemy at the point
where they entered onr lines and in front of
it was probably not less than three thous
and (3000); our loss is estimated at 800, and
proves less. Gen. Humphrey's attack on the
left was w ith great promptness,capturing near
100 men and causing the enemy to return his
troops to that part of his line rapidly. The
following is General Park's official report to
General Grant :
City Point, Va., March 25, 2 P. M.
The enemy attacked my front this morning
about 4 1-2 o'clock, with three divisions un
der command of General Govdon. By a
sudden rush they seized the line held by the
Third Brigade, First Division, at the foot of
the hill, to the right of Fort Steadman,
wheeled, and overpowering the garrisou,
took possession of the Fort. They estab
lished themselves upon the hill, turning our
gun3 upon us. Our troops on either flank
Afterwards a determined attack was made
upon Fort Haskell, which was checked by a
part of McLaughlin’s Brigade, Wilcox’s
Division, and was repulsed, with great loss
to the enemy. The First Brigade of Har
troupt's Division, held in reserve, was
brought up and a check given to any further
advance. One or two attempts were made
to retake the hill and were only temporarily
successful, until the arrival of the Second
Brigade, when a charge was made that Brig
ade, aided by the troops of the Fust Division
on either flank, and the enemy were driven
out of the Fort, with the loss of a number of
prisoners, about 1600. Two battle flags have
also been brought in.
The enemy also lost heavily in killed out
side of our lines. The whole line was im
mediately re-occupied and the guns re-taken
uninjured. I suggest to add that Gen. Mc-
Loughlin was captured in Fort Steadman.
Onr loss o herwise was not heavy. Great
praise is due to Gen. Hartroupt for the gal
lautry displayed in handling his division,
which behaved with great skill in this its first
(Signed) John C. Parke,
Hilton Head, S. €., April 3.
Col. C. li. Brayton, the new "Postmaster
here, arrived on the Fulton, and was w el
comed by a large circle of acquaintances
who knew him in the old campings of the
Department of the South. He will assume
his duties at once.
Second Provost Court. —The following
cases were disposed of by Judge Walton
Michael Hennessy, agent for Winfred Mc-
Grath, petitioner. Permission is hereby
granted and authority given to Michael Hen
essy to collect all legal rents due the property
of said Winfred McGrath. Further, Mr.
Gaily will pay to said authorized agent, on
demand, the amount due from Jan. 19th to
Ellen Murphy vs. Katey, (colored.) Of
fence : Beating the children of plaintiff. Or
dered that the defendant pay a fine of three
Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, petition. The pe
titioner has authority to charge fifty cents
per quart for milk during the months of Jan
uary ancl February, and twenty-five cents
from the latter date. Further, petitioner has
authority to collect all legal debts due her
at said rates. Said debts are to be paid on
Mary Rotchford, petitioner. The petition
er in this case to pay rent at the rate ot six
dollars per month for the house now occu
pied by her, situated qp Indian street lane,
and belonging to-tHe estate of D. O’Byrne,
This order is given with the lffnviso that the
amount due on account of rent from Jan.
19th to April Ist be paid on demand.
Thomas McFarland vs. W. Camp (colored).
Claim to recover a horse in possession of
defendant; case opened from March 31st.
It is ordered defendant turn over said horse
to plaintiff, who is the proper owner.
Mrs. Mary Carroll, petitioner. Ordered,
That George Fenneli, blacksmith,Bay street,
Savannah, Ga., pay to petitione. the sum of
five dollars on demand, for wages.
. Bob Delyal vs. Will Reeoveny (colored),
of value of mule. Ordered, That defendant
pay plaintiff five dollars.
Wm. Camp (colored), petitioner. That
the petitioner in this case is hereby author
ized-to reclaim his mule now in the posses
sion of Shadrick (colored). The Provost
Marshal will furnish said petitioner a proper
pass, in order to recover said property.
John Fleming (colored), petitioner. That
the petitioner is hereby authorized to reclaim
his horse and wagon, now supposed to be in
the possession of the U. S. Government, at
Charles Ormes (colored) vs. Mrs. Fox—
encroachment on a lot in Walton Ward, city
of Savannah. Ordered, That plaintiff <4»e
allowed a full possession of Lot No. 15,
100X60 feet, fronting on Stewart street, with
all the privileges and appurtenances there
Sweatnaai’s Yariuties. —According to an
nouncement, Mr. Sweatnam will make his
bow to the public at his new r theatre this
evening. A crowded house should greet this
young and enterprising manager.
PORT OF SAVANNAH, APRIL 3.
Arrived—steamship Commander, Powell, Morehead
City, via Hilton Head; steamer Edwin Lewis, Savage,
Hilton Head, via Fort Pulaski.
, (Formerly St. Andrew’s Hail.)
w. r. sweatnam Lessee and Manager
OPEN EVERY NIGHT !
change of programme nightly.
For particulars see Bills. * apr4
"yy r anted. ~
A bildiug containing rooms for a small family, with
store attached—must Oe in a business portion of. the
city. Apply at the Herald office. apr4
14 AY, CORN AND OATS,
, U, Just received and now landing from schooner R.
P. Km j. For sale by
»Pi 33 S. N. GRAGG.
ftssee and Business Manager grant Taggart
Slice Manscer UMment *;.'.'.‘.'.'.V.'.
TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 4, 18fl6 '
The performance will commence with the LanehaW.
Farce entitled -e
THE MARRIED RAKE.
In which Miss Lafond. Miss Maude St Leon
Fanny Prestige and Mr. A H. Davenport
After which Mr. Carner in a Comic Hon*.
To be followed by the Screaming Eccentricity called
POOR PILLIC. ODDY
SiKn dr *' l “
Mrs. O’Scnttle Mrs
Sarah Blount M 'iss Fanny PresS
Double Hornpipe, by Miss Maude St. Leon'and
Fanny Prestige. -
To conclude with
A KISS IN T II E D A R K,
Miss I afond. Miss Lee, Miss St. Leon, Mr. Carner and
Mr. Rodgers in the principal characters.
Mr. T. WEIR will commence on Wednesday in •>
series of favorite characters. . 3
Notice.— ln future the doors will open at 7 and the
curtain rise at 8 o’clock precisely.
Box office open from 10 uutil 2 o'clock
CPRICES OF ADMISSION A8 USUAL ats
All bills must be presented weekly. *
gVV£ATNAM\S VARIETIES. 7
Mr. Sweatnam respectfully announces that the Open
lug Night of his New Theatre is unavoidably postponed
TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 4th, 1305,
When a great bill will be offered. a p r )
, Stolen from a gen Corn an in this city, on yesterday »f
temoon, a Silver Watch, (detached lever,) Cooper
maker. Attached to the Watch was a Gold Chaia
and looped to it was a Silver Badge, in the shape of a
heart, and set in live oak. The following inscription
was on the Cadge; Hilton Head, Nov. 7th, 1301 • Fort
Pulaski. April 11th, 1802; Pocotaligo, Oct. 2-2d,’180“-
James Island, June 10th and 18th, 1802; Fort Wagner'
July 18th, 1303; Morris Island, July ISth, 1303, The
above reward will be paid on delivery of the property
at this office. 2 apr4
QARPEXTERS WANTED IMMEDIATELY.
Two good Carpenters are wanted at the St. An
drew’s Hall. Apply to
Hpi'4 JAMBS C. BLANCE.
r jpo OUR OLD PATRONS! ~ ~
THE SAVANNAH FLOUR MILL,
At the foot of Broughton street,
Is again ready to grind
CORN AND WHEAT,
AT TUB SHORTEST JPOSSIIiLE NOTICE
It will grind Grists at the usual toll.
It is needless here to comment on the valuable pro
perties of the Savannah Flour Mill, aud its facilities for
grinding Wheat and corn.
The present proprietor, Hon. Joseph Lippman. for a
number of years a member of the Board of Aldermen
of this city, aud well known for his devotion to the flag
of his country, (the “Stars and Stripes’’,) should be
patronized by a community living under the protection
oi that flag, which none but a traitor would ever deny.
The Miller and Superintendent, years of experience
have taught him to be a perfect master of his profession.
His thorough knowledge of the business fs the best
proof of his skill as a Miller.
The patronage of the public is respectfully solicited.
Corn aud Wheat ground in the shortest possible
time, and to the satisfaction of the parties concerned.
PATRICK L. BARRY,
api’D 3 Miller and Sup'l.
JELLING OFF AT COST t
IMMENSE STOCK ’
$150,000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE TO BE SOU)
30 Tierces Hams,
300 barrels Flour,
100 barrels Sugar,
150 cases Boots and Shivs,
50 boxes Coffee,
1000 cases Ale,
500 boxes Raisins,
150 barrels Ale,
150 barrels Walnuts, Filberts and Brasil Nats,-
1000 cases Peaches, Tomatoes, Chickens, Tur
800 barrels Cakes and Craekers,*
50 barrels Molasses,
150 cases Tobacco, .
200 dozen Shirts,
A large and extensive stock of Yankee Notions,
Stationery, Hosery, and many other goods too num
erous to mention.
Sutlers aud Merchants, call and examine before
sending your orders to New York.
C. W. DENNIS & CO.,
No. 4 Merchant’s Row, Hilton Head, S. C.
Rooms to let at hilton head 's c m
The Palmetto Herald Building, corner of Mer
chants'Row aud Palmetto Avenue, suitable for busi
ness purposes or lodgings. Apply to J. T RIVERS,
on the premises, or H,T.RIVERS,'at the Custom
House ts mar*
The large Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
SEGARS and .
TOBACCOS, in great variety,
BEE AND PORK, in balf-bbU.,
The entire Stock will be sold,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,
AT NEW YORK PRICES.
The public will find this the best opportunfty to pur
chase yet offered in this market,
17C BROUGHTON STREET,
mar2l ts Next door to Sherlock’s.
Riddeli. & murdock,
Will BALK AND KliiAlL DEALERS IN
SUTLERS’ AND NAVAL STOKES, DRY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CATS,
Gentlemen’s Fcu.mßUi.no Goods,
No. 5 Merchants’ Row, Hilton Head, S. C. ,
W. 0. RIDDELL, [janlO—tf) H. J.MOHBOO**