The Savannah Daily Herald.
BT 8. W. MASON AND CO.
SAVANNAH, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, lt«6.
The Greatest Uhs of the War.
Lee on Full Retreat Before Grant,
She r ..an, Sheridan &. Cos.
THE REBEL CAPITAL GIVES
I P WITHOUT A FIGIIT.
The Next Battle Probably at or
REfEPTUKV OF THE JEWS IV BAVAV.VAH.
XV, Tt- ibt if ever the city of Savannah ex
perienced a more profound sensation than it
underwent last evening, when its attention
was called to the “Extra” of the Herald, an
nouncing the fall of Richmond. Though the
occupation of this city by the federals, has
for months, been a “foregone conclusion,’'
the positive announcement of its fall gave to
the hearts of every one, however well pre
pared by the late intelligence from our arm
ies, a shock—agreeable to some, distasteful
to others, but startling to all.
Some “thanked God and took courage,”—
some did otherwise; all, however, acknowl
edged a great under-current of thankfulness
that tho war was palpably nearer its close,
and that “sweet-visageu Peace” was almost
Although, as we have stated, the fall of
Richmond had long been foreshadowed by
these coming events which always “ cast
their shadows before”—although it has so
weeks been as certain that the Rebel capitoi
must sink before the combined efforts of
Bherman, Grant and Sheridan, as that the
thunder follows the flash, still there have
been some few unbelievers in the “ inevitable
logic of events ” who have still cheiished a
belief In the impregnability of Richmond,
And bolieved that this Rebel stronghold
would never yield.
The intelligence which we received came
by the Flag of Truce boat Nellie Baker, and
was the reluctant admission (in his own col
umns,) of a Rebel editor. This fact, aidea
by certain contortive circumstances, iuduced
us to give to the news the perfect and un
hesitating credit which we then, and do still,
Though it was dark—after business hours
—and hours later than the time which at
which we have ever before issued a paper,
We could not retain within our own individual
Belves the “glad tidings of great joy”—we ac
cordingly issued an “Extra" at once, and
took such measures for its speedy distribu
tion that we flatter ourselves that there never
was a town more thoroughly electrified than
was the city of Savannah last evening.
In the joy of our heart we made the pub
lic sharers in our hilarity—so we gave our
little sheet gratuitous—and we have the
satisfaction of knowing that our modest gift to
the public was received in a right Royal, and,
what was even better, a loyal manner.
People received the news with universal
acclamation. A party of sailors from one of
the guuboats, on reading the gratifying news,
instantly took off their huge round caps
flung them thrice higher than the lamp posts
uider which tiey Hood, and gave “three
i.ueers and a ’liger—then one cheer more”
and theu went on their way rejoicing.
In the Theatres aud in the new establish
ment, Mr. Sweatuam s “Varieties,” an Ex
tra was read from the stage by the respective
managers, to applauding, cheering and ju
bilant audiences The regular performances
were interrupted by the continuous cheering,
and the Orchestra Band were called upou to
play National Airs, which they did, with a
Will, and which were accordingly cheered ba
In tact, all through the city there wa3 re
joicing—there was of course an occasional
expression of an adverse opinion, but they
We believe we ean say that the city of Sa
vannab, as a city, rejoiced exceedingly in
the good tidings, and t'ue only dash of shadow
in so much sunlight, is the fear that after all
‘ it too good to be true.”
The very strict censorship / to which the
Rebel journals are compelled to submit, rea
ders a statement advise to their interests,
when ouce permitted to%ee the light in their
columns, of lour fold force and intlnenco. So
we have little •doubt, that the foregoing
statement in the Augusta “Constitutionalist”
is not only correct in itself, but is merely
a slight shadowing f.,rth ofjthe whole truth,
which we must soon inevitably recognise.
Accepting the intelligence then as truthful,
it remains to estimate its value and analyze
its probable consequences.
Burkeville, toward which place it is as
serted Lee with his army lias retreated, is a
mere watering station on the Danville and
Richmond Railroad. It is at the junction of
the Danville and Soutliside Railroads. It Is
r>4 miles from Richmond, and 27 from Amelia
Court House or Appomatox Bridge. This
bridge is an iimportant iron structure, about
300 ieet long, across the Appomatox river at
IBurkeville was never more than a mere
hamlet of half a dozen houses and a coun
try Store and a blacksmith’s shop. In July a
raiding party burned up what few houses
It is a position not susceptible of hurried
fortification, and will doubtless be only held
by Lee until events shall determine for him
whether it will be better to continue his re
treat to Lynchburg or to Danville. It is not
likely that Grant will allow the flying enemy
to move quietly away to a position
of security, but will attempt
by means of Sheridan’s swift and
legions ta overtake and harass his rear if not
to double on and cut off his flank. Wc shall
probably therefore hear of sharp fighting,’fol
lowing Lee's retirement from Richmond. The
question of the greatest interest, however, is
in what position the rebeGl eneral is about to
plant his army, and the future bivouac of
the Confederacy. This further Intelligence
Second Provost Court. —Yesterday morn
ing the following cases were disposed of by
Special Police vs. John Wolver, comer
West Broad and Harrison streets—charged
with selling ale to enlisted men, and having
iiquor in his bar. Fined $lO.
Special Police vs. James Dobson, private
14th New Hampshire Regiment—charged
with forcibly taking away a horse and wagon,
the property of a nogro. Ordered, That he
be placed in confinement five days
Special Police vs. Joseph Watson, private
18th lud. Regiment—charge drunkenness
and breaking a skitlet in a saloon on Bull st.
Ordered, That be pay for the skillet and be
placed in confinement six days.
Charles King vs. James L. Haupt—charged
with attempting to run off from the Central
Railroad track a train filled with Union pris
James King sworn. In the month of Au
gust last a car load of Union prisoners were
about to be sent from Savannah to Anderson
ville, or Millen, the defendant in this case
enquired of the engineer, Middleton, to
know- if he could not blow up the engine
and kill the d—d Yankees, but to have the
engine blown up in such a manner and so
arranged as to save the lives of the rebel
guard who were guarding the said Union
prisoners. There were from six to eight
hundred prisoners. I believe they were pri
vates. The conversation took place in the
Central Rail Road previous to the starting of
the train, and convenient to the engine.
Gilbert Butler, Esq., sworn: Defendant
has been in my employ for twelve years,
know him to be Agent for Confederate States
Government in the transportation of lumber
on the Central Rail Road. Capt. John W.
Anderson, sworn: Know Defendant to be an
honest man. I have commanded a Volun
teer Company for twenty five years, and
know defendant to be an orderly citizen, etc.
David Middleton sworn: I am an engi
neer—was in the employ of tho Central
Railroad for sometime; have known Mr.
Haupt for twelve months; I recollect going
out on two trains with Yankee prisoners, the
engine was blowing off hard; I recollect
Haupt stating that he asked me if I could
blow up the engine and kill those prisoners,
and hurt no one else.
James L. Haupt, defendant, sworn: It
was not through the idea of securing my
property that I took the oath of allegiance.
I have done it voluntarily, as I considered it
my duty to the Government, and to restoie
peace aud the national authority.
Mr. John Hunter sworn: I know Mr. King
not do be a truthful man and he cannot be re
lied upon. He was in the emploj- of the
Central Railroad for eight years. I know
his-general reputation to be that of a dishon
est man. King is known to be a mean man ;
know a good many thiugs which he said
were done while on the railroad that copld
be proven to be untrue. His character is
such as not to admit of placing any confi
dence in him at all.
Judge Waltou discharged the defendant,
he having taken the oath of allegiance in ac
cordance with the General Amnesty Act of
Dec. Bth, 1803, also the subsequent General
Order No. 41, from the War Department.
Cyrus White vs. Tlios. Manning, claim for
recovery of a house in possession oi defen
dant. Ordered that, defendant give posses
sion to plaintiff within one week of said
11. W. Campbell vs. Mis* Anne Armstrong,
charge with theft of a gold watch. Ordered
that defendant turn over the watch to plaintiff
on payment of SSO to defendant.
Mrs. Rose, in Smith vs. J. R. Burch, claim
or a horse, the property of defendant, and in
possession of plaintiff. Casa continued until
this morning 10 o’clock.
Extortion in Dkayagk. —A drayman yes
terday afternon charged the keeper of a pub
lic house seventy-five cents for hauling three
barrels of Ale, the distance of-one block, his
demand was not complied with. He received
sixty cents, twenty cents drayage on each
White Washing. — Now is the time for all
to have this sanitary work performed; and
for the health of the city, wc hope that all
the honses of the people will be placed in
good order by the free use of white wash.
Ihk TfKBS on Bcli, Street. —The trunks
ot the trees in this street are receiving a coat
of whitewash. It is not alone healthful to the
recipient but the people, and moreover or
Savannah Theatre.— The splendid bill
announced for last evening attracted a goodly
assemblage at the Savannah The
atre. We could have wished to see the house
crowded, as the performance was one which
has rarely been excelled on the Savannah
stage. The entire strength of tho company
was called into requisition, and the many
friends of Mrs. Florence LaFond, who
were pained to learn of her sudden ill
ness a few days siuce greeted her reap
pearance with unfeigned delight. The piece
“Ireland as it is,” was finely put upon the
stage, and the effects of this beautiful drama
were brought out in a telling manner by
Messrs. X\i eu, Davenport and Herndcn, and
Misses La Fond, St. Leon, Prestige and Mrs.
A stirring episode occurred between the
second and third acts. Mr. Davenport ap
peared before the curtain and read to the au
dience the Herald extra, just issued, an
nouncing the news ol the evacuation of Rich
mond. The audience had no sooner caught
the import of the despatch than the theatre
rang with the wildest cheers aud other de
monstrations of joy, which continued for
some minutes. When Mr. Davenport finish
ed, the orchestra burst forth with (he “Star
Spangled Banner” aud “Yankee Doodle,”
while the renewed cheers of the house pro
longed the jubilation. It was exceedingly
apropos that the farce concluding the bill of
the evening happened to be “A Trip to Rich
Sweatnam's Varieties. The crowded
house of the opening night was seen again
last night aud, as the.,bills say, “will be *e
peated every night during the week.” and
we hope for many weeks to come.
The varied programme last evening was
received with continuous peals of laughtei
and applause, “Post Office Sam” proving an
especial hit. The Herald's great Richmond
news was also announced at the “Varieties”
and was received with tremendous and long
continued cheering and applause.
Arrival of the Flao of Truce Boat
Nellie Baker. —The fine steamer Nellie
Baker, Capt. B. S. Norris, arrived at the
wharf in this city last evening, from Sister’s
Ferry. The Nellie Baker arrived at Sister s
Ferry yesterday morning at nine o'clock,
and Capt. John P. Baker, Inspector General
on the staff of General Gkover, in charge of
the truce, met Col. Edw®dC. Anderson, the
Confederate commissioner of the truce. The
passengers immediately disembarked, and a
large train of wagons were ready to convey
them to Augusta. The passengers on the
previous flag-of-truce steamer Hudson ar
rived at Augusta on Tuesday last, after a
fatiguing journey in wagons a distance of
sixty-seven miles. At Sisters Ferry, to
meet .the ladies who went up, were a large
number of officers. The steamer Nellie
Baker left Sister's Ferry at 12 o’clock yes
terday. On the way down she made two
landings, and reached the wharf at seven
Wc arc indebted to Capt. Baker, and
Capt. Norris of the Nellie Baker, for kind
The passengers up parted company with
Capt. Baker, Capt. Norris aud the other
officers of.the Nellie Baker, with many
thanks for the pains taken to make them
Lieut. A. VV. Coe.— This gallant officer
was killed on the Oik of December last, liav
ving just placed jn position a section of his
battery, aud opoued fire on the enemy. The
second shell from the enemy’s works hit
this gallant young officer, and he expired in
a few minutes. The remains were interred
with military, Masonic and Odd Fellows
honors on the plantation of Dr. William 11.
Cuyler, in Effingham County, 14 miles west
of Savannah. Lieut. Coq is a native of Ley
den, Louis county, State of New' York. Fcr
everal years he has resided at Napierville,
Illiuols, where he leaves a wife to mourn his
loss. The remains wil be taken to Leyden
for interment in the family burial ground.
A Street Fioiit — Black vs. White. — An
aged colored man passing through South
Broad street yesterday attemoon, having a
bag containing his rations and a tin bucket,
laid the articles down on the sidewalk.
Three white men coining by, one of them
picked up the property of the colored man.
Several colored men being in a, store near
the corner of Reynolds street, proceeded to
the assistance of their aged colored friend.
The white men refusing to deliver up the
property, a fight ensued, resulting in the de
feat and rout of the whites, the blacks retain
ing the field, and the re-captured commissary
Children’s Fair— A charitable fair for
the benefit of certain worthy children, will
be inaugurated at the Hall corner of Jones
street, three doors from Drayton Street, com
mencing on Saturday, April Sth, and hold
ing open from 4 till 10 p. m.
The Habeas Corpus Suspended. —The
Rebel Congress has passed an act suspend
ing the writ of habeas corpus, the Senate
having reconsidered its previous action, by
which the bill was defeated. Thus, nearly
all of Jeff. Davis’ requirements, as set forth in
his last message, have been complied with.
PORT OF SAVANNAH, APRIL 7.
Arrived—U S Flag of Truce steamer Nellie Baker,
Norrie, Sister’s Ferry, Ga; steamer W W Colt, Crom
wel, Hilton Head; steamer Wyoming. Snow, Fenian
din*; steamer U S Debbe, Hilton He*d.
PULASKI HOUSE. ARRIL TANARUS, 1865.
Major O 8 Sanford, Hilton Head.
Capt J H F Milton, New York.
E B Fenton, *• ~ «
J V Dunlap, “ “
E L Otis, 44 *•
Col C Littlefield, “ «
D S Coddington; “ “
Cbas L Stettainer, “ “
T B Marsh, “ •»
6 W Young, Hilton Head.
H G Ely,
G E Morril, “ “
J D Well,
Col H P Rugg, Savannah.
D H Henry, Fernandina.
J M Howe, Boston.
M H Lunt, “
J W Brinckerhoff, St Augustine.
M Jack and lady. Penn.
J A De Forrest, Fernandina.
W B Chamberlin, Jacksonville, Fla.
J R Snyder and wife, Baltimore.
Col L B Thompson, Hartford, Me.
G A Gardner, Capt and ADC.
J 8 Dobbey, Beaufort, S C.
PORT ROYAL HOTEL, HILTON HEAD, APRIL 5.
Hon L M C’oss, Washington.
L P Full agar, Beaufort, S C.
Miss S B Hall, Augusta, Ga.
Mrs Thomas, “ “
E A Hammond, N Y.
F A Gilbert, Jacksonville, Fla.
N Murray, A A Q M.
B W Burnet, N Y.
Dr J B Zearing, Blair’s Landing, S C.
E L Kelly,
B C Hnndrick, « “ • 44
Dr J S Smith, USA.
L B Thompson, Hilton Head.
J Gewans, Beaufort, S C.
Mr Porter and wife, Savannah.
Mrs Boardman, “
Mrs Alnsley, «
Mr Drury, 44
GP Rugg, <•
J B Holst, < ‘
J Allen, “
T F Washburn, “
M Urgent, “
W H Matherson, “
C H Ferrold, “
M H A Evans, “
Lessee and Business ManSger urant t ago act.
Director of Amusements a. n. davenport.
Stage Manager t. j. heundon.
GREATEST BILL OF THE SEASON.
SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1865.
Two Magnificent Pieces 1
GOLDEN FARMER and NAVAL ENGAGEMENTS.
Comic Chin'’B6 Dance, by Miss St. Leon and Mr. Carner
Misss Florence Lafond. Mr. A. H. Davenport, Mr.
Thos. Weir and Mrs. Berrell, in both pieces.
The performance will commence with tho charming
Comedy, in two acts, entitled
Admiral Kingston. Mr. Simpson
Lieut. Simpson. Mr. Davenport
Dennis . Mr. Garner
Mary Mortimer .Miss Florence Lafond
Mrs. Pontifex m, Mrs. Berrell
After which, Comic Chinese Dance, In costume, by
Miss Maude St. Leon and Mr. Carner.
To conclude with the Domestic Drama of
THE GOLDEN FARMER.
Golden Farmer Mr. Thos. Weir
Old Mobb Mr. Simpson
Jemmy Twitcher Mr Herndon
Harry Hammer Mr. Carner
William Harvey Miss Maude St Leon
Elizabeth Mrs Berrell
Louisa r Miss Hattie Lee
Mrs. Hammer. Miss Elsie St. Leon
On Monday Evening, Grand Complimentary Benefit
to Col. Grant Taggart, which has been proffered him
by his numerous friends, on which occasion the most
startling and attractive programme will be presented.
Seats may be secured in advance.
Notice.— ln future the doors will open at 7 and the
curtain rise at 8 o’clock precisely.
Box office open from 10 until 2 o’clock.
X3T PRICES OF ADMISSION AS USUAL, gn
All bills must be presented weekly.
The funeral of Mr. DAVID E. ADAMS will take
place This Morning at 11 o’clock from his late resi
dence, corner of Tattnall and Harris streets. apS "
The friends and acquaintance of Mrs. Jane Elkins
and family, and of Mrs. SUSAN BASTMEAD and
family, are respectfully invited to attend the funeral
services of the latter, from the residence of the former,
on State street, This Morning, at 11 o’clock. apß
A furnished Dwelling House, for a gentleman and
wife. Enquire at this office or addres Box 451, Savan
nah P. O. 3 ap3
Headquarters TJ. S. Forces;
Savannah, March 21st, 1805.
No. 2(i. j
Hereafter the purchase of Quartermaster’s Vouchers,
at a greater discount than five per cent, is forbidden
within the limits 01 this command.
By command of
Breve Major General GROVER.
Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. Gen. aprS
fFormerly St. Andrew’s Hall.)
w. r„ swe.vtnam Sole Lesse?.
OPEN EVERY NIGHT.
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME NIGHTLY.
FOE PARTICULARS SEE SMALL HILLS.
aprC ts ,
A bilding containing rooms for a small familv, with
store attached—must be in a business portionof the
City. Apply at the Herald office. . apr4
The large Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
TOBACCOS, In great variety,
BEE? AND PORK# in half-bbls.,
, . COFFEES and
The entire Stock will be sold,
WHOLESALE AND RET AIT,,
AT NEW YORK PRICES.
The public will find this tho best opportunfty to pm.
chase yet offered in this market.
170 BROUGHTON STREET,
mar3l Next door to Sherlock’s.
jpOST QUARTERMASTER’S OFFICE,
Central Railroad Bank,
Savannah, Ga., March, Ist, ISGS.
In pursuance of orders, received at this office, nil
citizens occupying buildings, whose owners are ah
sent within the Rebel Hues, or buildings, or other
property belonging to disloyal persons, will, unless
such buildings have been previously assigned— rent,
free—settle the rents for the same, due the Uni
ted States, at this office op or before the 10th of
A failure to comply with the above will cause a
forfeiture of all claims to further occupation.
8. S. STARR,
aprl Capt. aud A. Q. M„ In charge of buildings.
STEELE & BURBANK,
11 Merchants’ Row,
„ „ , Hilton Head, 8. C.
Call the attention of Wholesale and Retail purchasers
to their superior stock of
MILITARY AND NAVAL CLOTHING
Watches, Clocks, Fancy Goods, Jewelry, aud Plated
Ware,Swords, Sashes, Belts, Embroderiee, Boots, Caps
Field Glasses, Gauntlets Gloves, &c„ &c„ &c.
JELLING OFF AT COSTM
IMMENSE STOCK 1
$150,000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE TO BE SOLD
30 Tierces Hams,
300 barrels Flour,
100 barrels Sugar,
150 cases Boots and Shoes,
50 boxes Coffee,
1000 cases Ale,
500 boxes Raisins,
160 barrels Ale,
150 barrels Walnuts, Filberts and Brazil Nnts,-
1000 cases Peaches, Tomatoes, Chickens, Tur
800 barrels Cakes and Crackers,
50 barrels Molasses,
150 cases Tobacco,
200 dozen Shirts,
' 400,0000 Cigars.
A large and extensive stock of Yankee Notions,
Stationery, Hosery, and many other goods too num
erous to mention.
Sutlers and Merchants, call and examine before
sending your orders to New York.
C. W. DENNIS & CO.,
No. 4 Merchant’s Row, Hilton Head, S. C.
aprl tt ____
r JMIE NEW SKIRT FOR 1866.
Awonderfnl invention for Ladies. Unquestionably
superior to all others.
Don’t fail to read the advertisement in the Savannah
Herald, containing full particulars, every Monday
morning. edexM3mo mar2l
Savannah, Ga., March, 8, 1865. >
After this date the Provost Court will he held iu the
U. 8. Court House, up stairs, coiner of Bull and Bay
EBEN PARSON& Jr.,
mar 9—ts Lieut, and Provost Judge.
QOTTON SEED!! 1
LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES,
Will be purchased at Fair Rates by the undersigned,
“SEA ISLAND’’ PREFERRED.
Parties desiring to sell, will state quantity for dis
posal, and price per bushel desired, and where located.
T. E. SICKLES,
I—ts Box 14, Hilton Head, S. C.
JpROVOST COURT NOTICE.
On and after this date, the First Provost Court, Ist
fyent. f-ben Parsons, Jr., Judge, will be held at the
l . S. Court House, corner of Bull and Bay streets.
I he Second Provost Court, Capt. James M. Walton,
Judge, will be held iu the room over Adams’ Expires
Co.’s office, corner Bay and Drayton streets.
The respective jurisdictions are fixed by General
Order No. 6., and all parties having business before,
said Courts will govern themselves accoidingly.
By order, PROVOST JUDGES.
Riddell & murdock,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
SUTLERS’ AND NAVAL STORES, DRY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS,
Gentlemen’s Furnisui.so Goods, Ac..
No. 5 Merchants’ Row, Hilton Head, S. C. ,
W. ,1. RIDDELL [ianlo— ttj u. »„ bdook.
Office Provost Marshal,
Dist.ict of Savannah, Ga.,
April 6, 1865.
Attention having been called to the fact that the
Cemeteries ot this City have been desecrated by visi
tors plucking flowers without authority, and injuring
the trees pud shrubbery in varioue| wavs, notice is
hereby given, that any person hereafter found guilty
01 any such act, will be punished for the same.
lhe sticking up of handbill's or posters in the streets
of this city is fiereby prohibited, except upon Bulletin
boards prepared for tiiat purpose.
By command of
Brevet Major General C. GROVER,
Robert P. Yore, Lt. Col. 76th N. Y. V. V., ,
and Prov. Mar. Diet, of Savannah, Ga.