The Savannah Daily Herald.
BV 8. W. MASON AND CO.
SAVANNAH, SI’KDAY, APRIL 9, 18G5.
It has been well said that there are many
things in this world which every man has to
learn for himself, and it seems to us that the
folly of indorsing is one of them. Although
tens of thousands have been brought from af
fluence to at least comparative poveity, yet
tens of thousands, with all these examples
before them, continue in the practice of in
dorsing for others merely because in business
life the accommodation isfrequently
reciprocal. Many, who iudorse paper
with impunity for years, oftentimes
find themselves brought to bank
ruptcy in the end, and aje compelled to de
vote that portion of their lives which should
be passed in quiet seclusion from the turmoil
of a business life, not in carrying out then
ambitious day-dreams, but in liquidating the
debts contracted by their misguided folly.
Sir Walter Scott, who had yearly added
acre upon acre to his extensive domain,
awakened one morning to find himself ruin
ed to utter bankruptcy through indorsing.—
Even Barnum, who never failed in the world
of humbug! and who was looked upon as the
personification of shrewdness, was once ruin
ed by this delusive habit.
The whole world is full of bankrupts, who
can trace their present condition to the too
liberal use of their names accommoda
tion paper. Yet the balance of mankind
appear to be no more cautious, with all these
examples before them. No one should ever
Indorse an accommodation note, for the
financiering which raises money in this way
is radically wrong. Although it is gene -
ally regarded as the cheapest,' it is really the
very dearest method; for the person who
indorses for you is sure, at some time or
other, to want you to indorse for uim in re
turn; by accommodating your friends in this
way, you put your fortune at the hazard ot
many casualties, entirely beyond your con
trol. Hard tim.es come on, and of course
If so much cau be said agaiust this prac
tice when there is a mutual consideration,
an exchauge of indorsements, how much can
be urged against it when a man indorses
from motives of private friendship, and not
as a business courtesy ?
There are hundreds of men who will in
dorse for another, to whom they would not
sell a bill of goods on credit, merely because
they lacl£ the moral courage to say “No.” In
such cases it would be wiser to give the ap
plicaut at once the amount of money yon
can afford to throw away—for then you
know just exactly where you are ; if you
indorse for him, he may involve you to a
greater amount than you can easily pay, and
when you pay, as most likely you will, it
will be at the very time that any draw upon
your finances may sadly injure and incon
Private friendship, no matter how close,
has no claims upon one person to indorse lor
another; and any one who takes offense at a
refusal to do so, is not worthy the name of
friend, for you may rely that he is profound
ly ignorant of that wherein true friendship
consists—that relation giving no man a right
to ruin another.
Parade Yestkrdat.— A battalion of that
fine regiment, the 9th Connecticut, under
command ot Lt. Col. Healy, yesterday pa
raded through our principal streets. Thev
were preceded by the fine brass band, also
their drum corps. They made a very strik
ing appearance, the officers being noticeable
for their handsome and soldierly bear ing,
and by the ease and exactness with which
they handled their troops.
The men were in their customary neat
uniforms, which were in the finest order.—
kvtry article ot dress, and each separate
item of their accoutrements was as trim and
clean as if it had but just come from the
maker. They marched and went through all
the marching evolutions with a careful pre
cision which would compare favorably with
the movements of some of the “ crack ”
northern dandy regiments.
The music, too, was excellent, and was
thoroughly enjoyed by the citizens and mem
bers ot other military organizations, who
eagerly hastened to catch a sight of this, one
of the finest regiments in the whole Depart
ment of the South.
Lt. Col. Healy, and the officers who
assist him, are cc-rtainlv deserving of much
praise for bringing the regiment up to
its present state of perfection and ef
Fire.—Last evening about half past seven
o’clock, one of the chimney flues of the four
story brick building one door east of the
southeast corner of Broughton and Drayton
streets, took fire. The cinders from the
chimuey fell on the loof us the building at
the corner of the street, and it being built
of shingles and of a most combustible nature,
was ignited by the burning flakes. A partial
alarm was given, and as those Mho Mere
near seemed disinclined to make any exer
tion to save the house, which M\as occupied
by ladies, Col. Healy of the 9th Conn. Vols.,
accompanied by one of our reporters,ascend
ed to the roof, and their strenuous efforts
sufficed to save the building, which for
aw.tile was in considerable danger.
Savannah Theatre. —A fine bill was pre
sented last evening, including “Naval En
gagements ’ and “The Golden Farmer.” Mr.
Mr. Davenport as “Lieut. Kingston” was of
course excellent, and by mnch exercise of the
ready wit of the skilful and talented actor,
prevented to some extent the sin
gular imperfectness of others from
marring an otherwise agreeable per
formance. Mr. Simpson as the “Admiral”
and Mrs. Berrell as “ Mrs. Pontifex ”
were admirable. The comic Chinese dance
by Mr. Carner and Mis3 Maude St. Leon was
a great hit and had to be repeated. The prin
cipal piece of the bill, however, was “The
Golden Farmer,” with Mr. Thos. Weir as
the “Golden Farmer.” Mr. Weir’s rendering
of this character was exceedingly impressive,
and gave entire satisfaction.
The public must not forget the benefit to
morrow evening of Col. Grant Taggart, the
hard-working and popular Lessee and Man
ager of the Savannah Theatre. A great bill
is offered, and it is to be hoped that Cos!.
Taggart will receive a substantial testimonial
from his friends.
Swdat.vam’s Varieties —The rather un
usual occurrence of alittle extra leisure last
evening afforded us au oportunity of paying a
visit to the new place of amusement recently
opened by Mr. W. P. Sweatnam at St. Au
clrews Hall, which he has re-baptised
“Sweatnam’s Varieties.” The Hall is of very
convenient size and shape, and ofits lack
ot scenery has been overcome in a credita
ble style by the exertions ol the excellent
Scene-Painter,M. who has produced
some useful and handsome pictures The
scenery being thus all new, and having been
prapared especially for this house and this
style of business, has a very pretty and
The old platform, which formerly-occupied
a small spot at the upper end of the Hall, has
been removed, and a high, handsome stage,
of some thirty feet depth, erected, clear
across the entire upper end of the room.—
There is sufficient height, depth and breadth
to give ample room for the proper presenta
tion of the various plays and acts, and also
for a very fair show of scenic display.
' The effect of the combined stage arrange
ments, new stige, drop-curtain, scenes, pros
cenium, etc., is neat aud elegaut.
The entertainment last night was of the
usual.varied order, consisting of two com
ediettas, an Ethiopian farce, several agree
able songs and dances by the ladies of the
company, and also a medley of African busi
ness, jigs, stories, ballads, etc., etc.
The ladies of this company are always
most welcome, whether in song, dance, or as
actresses, and their pleasant faces are ever
greeted with applause. Mr. Sweatuam,
either as au actor, singer, or doncer, pleases
every one. Mr. Ryman, also, is well known
and equally well liked, while the other mem
bers of the company seem to do their best,
though last evening the imperfection certain
ones showed either gross carlessness and in
attentiQn to business, or that sufficient time
had not beed allowed for the thorough mas
tery of their respective paris.
\ oung Master Willie, too, is a most im
portant auxiliary to the efforts of the com
pany,—he dances admirably, sings accept
ably,—and doubtless, under the efficient
teaching of Mr. Sweatnam, will eventually
attain a mnch’higher position than he has
Connected with the entertainment room,
Mr. Sweatnam has established a refreshment
saloon, where the choicest wines, ales, cigars,
Ap., may be procured at the tasteful little
bar at all hours of the day, aud during the
Thu Savannah Cotton.— The Washing
ton correspondent of the Philadelphia Ledg
er, says that on April Ist., Mr. Simeon
Draper had au interview with the Secretary of
Treasnryin reference to the cotton captured at
Savannah. He reports the total number of
bales as 38,588, fke greater portion of which
belonged to the Confederate Government.
He denies the statement that any of the
private marks were obliterated lrom the bales
after they were taken possession of by the
Government. Statements ot all claimants,
many of them doubtless fraudulent, were
taken by Mr. Diaper’s agents in Savannah.
These statements have been carefully filed
and will receive full consideration from the
Secretary of the Treasury. Every loyal
claimant will upon sufficient proof be reim
bursed for his cotton. It is the intention,
however, of the Secretary to sell the cotton
at auction in New York, and settle after
wards all claims against it.
The latest papers received from England
state that a rumor was current in commercial
circles at Liverpool, that the Foreign Office
had remonstrated with the authorities at
Washington upon the subject of the seizure
of the cotton owned by British subjects at
Savannah. The Times denounces the seizure
of the cotton as an act of “gross spoliation
in the case of foreign onmers, or loyal native
orvners, and asks, “did any one suppose
that the Federal Government would respect
neutral rights ? ’ There W’ere no receipts of
cotton direct from the southern ports during
the week prior to the departure of the Asia
but the cargoes are announced via Matamo
ras and Nassau.
A Torpedo Found.— Yesterday morning
some fishermen discovered a torpedo in the
Savannah river and brought it to this city.
This infernal machine can be seen in front
of Claghorn and Cunningham’s store, north
east comer of Bay and Drayton streets.
[For the 6avannah Daily Herald.]
THE LOVE OF SOD.
God's love is infinite, for love is His na
ture. It is as high as heaven, deep as the
centie, broad as the universe, and as limit
less as eternity. And it is unselfish, spon
taneous, free. Its Giver asks no benefit
'from us in return for it, expects none, and
receives none, unless it he the joy of loving,
for pure love seeks *he good of others, and
not its own good—ministers unto others, in
stead of seeking to be ministered unto. It
is this un selfish love of God that causes Him
to open His hand and bless us every day
so bouutifully; that scatters so many mercies
aud comforts all around, above and beneath
us constantly ; that gives us seed-time aud
harvest, sunshine -and showers, food and
raiment, wisdom and strength, kindred and
friends, and even good for evil.
It is His love that punishes us when we
go astray, for “whom the Lord loveth He
chastenetb.” It is His love for us as a Na
tion that has been, and is now, scourging us.
Some men do righteously because they love
right; virtue is attractive to them, aud sin
repulsive. Others have to be chastised for a
time before they will cease to do evil and
learn to do well. Hence, if God cannot
reform men and nations by open acts of
kindness and love, He resorts to the chast
ening rod, which, though bitter to the offend
er, is nevertheless the best medicine for him,
a blessing in disguise. Aud thus, in all
God’s dealings with men, he is actuated by
love, seeking their best good, and that alone.
We aie commanded to love. To love God
is the duty of every intelligent creature.
Love to God, and love to man, constitute our
We may not be able to bles9 God by loving
Him, for I apprehend that He is so much
above us, so infinite in perfection, that
nothing which we frail creatures may do can
can change Him for the better. He is per
fectly blessed all the while, for perfect bliss
is the inevitable result of perfection in holi
ness and love. But God calls upon us to
love Him, knowing that love to Him will
bless and render happy ourselves. If loving
us will render God happy, then loving
God will us happy. But we cannot
love God sufficiently until our affections are
drawn out and up to Him, until our souls
are freed from all impurities. It is by imi
tating Christ that we can attain to this de
gree of perfection. We must become Christ
like before we can become God-like, and it
is by loving our fellow men that we are able
to become Christ-like. As Beecher has well
said, “ When love goes abroad in the full
worth of its nature, aud endures and suffers
without reward, except the sweetness of
suffering borne for another, then men begin
to see what is the heart and spirit of Christ,
aud to have some notions toward faith in
To love God we must not only love and
admire Christ, but we must live Christ.
Loving God therefore is not a mere profes
sion, an outward form or ceremony, but it is
a so loving, so acting, and so ’believing,
that our souls shall be led up to the very
throne ot the Almighty ; it is aso moulding
of the heart and affections that there shall be
one uninterrupted communication between
the spirits of God aud man, God pourin°-
his spirit into man’s soul, and a man respon
ding It is a heaveuly-mindedness, the sure
fruit of well-doing and well-being.
To reach this blessed condition of supreme
love to God, I have said we must love aud
live in Christ. Let us then draw near to
him every day. Let us open our minds to
the reception of his teachings, and our hearts
to the reception of his spirit; and when our
souls shall have become filled with Christ,
cast in his heavenly mould, then shall they
be living fountains,’ from which shall issue a
thousand streams of love, mercy, truth, kind
ness, charity and good, flowing out through
all the land, making moral deserts, wild
wood and stormy places, gardens of Eden,
where shall bud and blossom, in all their ex
huberance, wisdom and knowledge, joy and
gladness, peace, contentment and love.
15. F. R.
Second Provost Court.— The following
cases were disposed of yesterday by Judge
\\ alton: Street Commissioner vs. Mrs.
Sarah Falligant, violation of General Order
No. 16; Michael Reed and James Wilson
(colored) same offence. Mrs. Falligant and
Michael Reed were fined each $5, and Wm.
Wilson $2 50.
Special Police w. Patrick Melniemey—
charged with distilling liquor in violation of
orders. Odered that the distilleries and
liquors together with the molasses found in
the premises of defendent and used in the
manufacture of liquor, be confiscated for the
benefit of the Government of the United
States. In consequence of the defendant
being an aged man, Judge Walton exercised
clemency in not inflicting a fine and impris
Mrs. A. Mills (colored) vs. James Ward,
(colored.) claim for a horse in possession of
Defendant, property of Plaintiff. Ordered
that Defendant turn over horse to Flaiutiff.
In the case of Mrs. Smith vs. Burch, post
poned for further evidence, on Friday the
following decision was made by the Court:
That Plaintiff vacate the portion of the house
now occupied by her, the property of the
Plaintiff, within one month from date.
Privilege was granted the following nam
ed persons, I anny Haywood and sisters, to
remain in their present residence,"north west
Comer of Barnard and State streets without
being molested. Nancy Campbell to retain
full possession of her house corner of Hunt
ingdon and Montgomery streets, also with
the privilege of having full use of the lot at
tached. Napoleon Thompson to remain in
house by an drdefr Issued by General Gro
Miss A. M. Pinder vs. Patrick Dillon.—
Claim for rent due. Ordered that the De
fendant in this case pay to Plaintiff the sum
of $lO per month for rent of a house occu
pied by him on Broughton street, the prop
erty of Plaintiff. The whole amount of rent
due from January 19th, 1865, will be paid on
presentation of this order, or Defendant’s
property becomes liable to be attached.
Mrs. Maria Moylan, Petitioner. The pe
titioner in this case is hereby authorized to
pay only at the rate of S4O per month foe
rent of a house, store and cellar occupied by
the petitioner, the property of Mr. Barney
Wagner, rent commencing Jannary 19th,
Our Journal —We are glad to see that
our efforts to make a readable journal are
noted by the more influential papers In the
North. No mail reaches us which does not
bring Northern journals which quote regu
larly lrom the Herald. Among these are the
New York Tribune, Times, Herald, Evening
Post, etc., etc.
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PORT ROYAL HOTEL, (HILTON HEAD,} APRIL 6.
G E Morrill, Manchester, N H.
Copt G L Warren, 157th N Y Vols.
Capt Briggs, “ '* «
Capt G MMetcalf, 33dU9CT,
J Levy, Beaufort, S C.
Surgeon Gleasor., Beaufort, S C.
Surgeon J W Grosvenor, Sd R I Art.
R Day, New York.
J E Hayes, Savannah, Ga.
T Drew, Boston, Mass.
Maj J R Polk, Bth Ind Vols, Savannah, Ga.
Lt J N Smith, “ “ « *«
PC Clark, New York.
T Pepper, Savannah, Ga.
H W Wright, «
Col L 0 Gilman, Hilton Head, S C.
E R Roberts, 7th 111 Vols,
A Doblln, Charleston, S C.
C D Freeman, 3d RI Art.
Lt J H Huffman, s*2d Penn Vols.
F A Sears, Hiltou Head, S C.
J N Sariot, New York.
Surgeon II Root, Charleston, S C.
T M Mouarty, Savannah, Ga.
Capt A Rowe, 16th 111 Vols.
C T Hersey. Savannah, Ga.
S Swartnoat, Troy, N Y.
G N Hopkins, USA.
Lt R A Loflau, “ ♦
Y W Grant, “
L J Morton, “
E Sturmfels, Savannah, Ga,
J C Kelly, USA.
A Blrnbaum, New York.
Lt W C Townsend, USA.
C Parsons, New York.
H R Ryder,
A Wilbur, Savannah, Ga.
Mrs Hamilton and daughter, Savannah, Ga.
Mrs Laßoche, ••
Mrs DeLaroche, «
II Gorody, «
Col A G Bennett, 21st U 8 C T.
PORT ROYAL HOTEL, HILTON HEAD, APRIL T.
F K Orvis, Beaufort, S C.
C F Dann, New York.
G W Allen, Greenfield, Mass.
N Alderman, Westfield, Mass.
J N Weston, “ “
JS Bliss, New York.
J B Dunlap, “
F Hitchcock, Capt SGth 111 Vols.
Mrs A Meeker, Morris Island, S C,
C R Roberts, Capt 7th I’l Vols.
G C Johnson, Jacksonville. Fla.
A M Forbs, Cincinnati.
D W Sedwick, Capt lOSdlll Vols.
C W Northrop, Bridgeport, Conn.
II Ferguson and lady, Dublin, Ireland.
T Beard, Charleston, S C.
J F Chase, North Weare, N H.
PORT OF PORT ROYAL.
Arrived-April 4th—Schr Lucy A OreutbPortsmonth.
April sth~»brlg Abbey Elieu Philadelphia: steamer
Mary A Boardman, Wilmington, N C; steamer Al
cimha, Wilmington, NC; steamer Victor, Wilming
ton, NC ; schr Driver, Nassau, NC. April Cth—schr
John Rose, New York; steamer Champion, Wilming
ton, N C.
Cleared—April sth—brig C H Frost, Philadelphia;
schr D Brown, NY; sch Enchantress, N Y; brig Ab
by Ellen, Charleston, SC; schr R S Dean, Charleston,
SC; bark A Kader, NY. Cth—British steamer Rio
Grande, Matamoras; steamer Fulton, N Y; barkentiue
Hannibal, N Y; schr B C Seubnee, Boston, Mass; schr
Challenge, Charleston, SC. 7tn—hark Dency, Phila
Lessee and Business Manager obant taogaut.
Dtrector of Amusements a. h. daVenpobt.
Siage Manager t. j. uekndom.
GRAND DEMONSTRATION FOB TBK
COMPLIMENTARY BENEFIT TO
COL. GRANT TAGGART,
Kindly proffered by his numerous friends to take
place on %
MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, 1805.
On which occasion the following brilliant programme
of attraction will be presented, commencing
with the thrilling Drama in six Acts
SIS DEGREES OF CRIME;
WINE, WOMEN. GAMINO, TUJCFT, MCRDKR. AND THE
The Comic Pas de ala Chanois in character bv
Miss MAUDE ST. LEON and Mr. J. VV. CARNER
To conclude with the comic speciality entitled
SLASHER AND CRASHER.
Diuah... Mr. Furguson
Aosa Miss Prestige
cu?tsln C ri'J») q nt , Ul i e t , he doorß «’ n °P« n at and the
cunam ri*»e at 3 o clock precisely.
Pi— , ’? i S c °P en from lo until 2 o’clock.
mcES OF ADMISSION AS USUAL.
All bills must be presented weekly.
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A. bilding containing rooms for a small family, with
..toreattacued— must beiu a business portion of the
tlty. Apply ot the Herald office. gpri
(Formerly St Andrew’s Hall.}
w. p. mrnmi. Sole Lessee.
OPEN EVERY NIg HT
CHANGE OF PROGRAMME NIGHTLY
FO« PARTICULARS SEE SMALL BILLS
'po LOVERS OF BILLIARDS '
ssmsss. ss, s&ss a g?s£
O’Meara, Bay street, over Adams
a C p9 MA ? TIN FMa ®ERTH® ri
Notice " ■ ——<
Pensons holding Ice tickets issued by th« srh
aeribers. are requests,, to present them tor redemption
They whi be redeemed In cash or their cash value in
Ice. HAYWOOD, GAGE &GU
A furnished Dwelling House, for a gentleman surf
ntf P U< l U ' rC at °® ce or addres Box 461, Savan
Headquarters U. S. Fobces-
Savannah, March 21st, 1866.
No. 26. /
Hereafter the purchase of Quartermaster’s Vouchers,
irt a greater discount than five percent, is forbidden
within the limits oi this command.
By command of
Breve Major General GROVER
Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. Gen. aprfj
The large Stock of
BOOTS AND SHOES,
TOBACCOS, In great variety,
BEEF AND PORK, In half-bbls.,
The entire Stock will be sold,
wholesale and retail,
AT NEW YORK P RI%E 8.
The public will find this the best opportunity to pur
chase yet offered in this market,
176 BROUGHTON STREET,
mar-21 ts Next door to Sherlock's.
pOST QUARTERMASTER’S OFFICE,
- Central Railroad Bank,
Savannah, Ga., March, Ist, ISCS.
In pursuance of orders, received at this office, all
citizens occupying buildings, whose owners are ab
sent within the Rebel lines, or buildings, or other
property belonging to disloyal persona, will, unless,
such buildings have been previously assigned—rent
free—settle the rents for the same, due the Uni
ted States, at this office on or before the 10th* of
A failure to comply with the above will cause a
forfeiture of all claims fb further occupation.
S. S. STARR,
aprl Capt. and A. Q. M„ in charge of buildings.
JELLING OFF AT COST !
IMMENSE STOCK 1
$150,000 WORTH OF MERCHANDISE TO BK SOLD
30 Tierces Hams,
300 barrels Flour,
100 barrels Sugar,
ISO cases Boots and Shots,
60 boxes Coffee,
1000 cases Ale, .
600 boxes Raisins,
150 barrels Ale,
150 barrels Walnuts, Filberts and Brazil Nuts,-
1000 cases Peaches, Tomatoes, Chickens, Tur
800 barrels Cakes and Crackers,
60 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 order* to New York.
C. W. DENNIS & CO.,
No. 4 Merchant’s Row, Hilton Head, S. C.
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OmcE Pbovost Marshal,
District of Savannah, Ga.,
... .. . . . April 6, 1806.
Attention having been called to the fact that the
Cemeteries ot this City have been desecrated by visi
tors plucking flowers witko .„ authority, aud injuring
the trees aud shrubbery in varlons-| wavs, notice is
hereby given, that uny person hereafter i'ound guilty
oi any such act, will be punished for the same.
sticking up of handbillls or posters in the streets
ol this city is hereby prohibited, except upon Bulletin
boards prepared for that purpose.
By command of
Brevet Major General C. GROVER.
_ _ • Commanding.
Robebt P. York, Lt. Col. TGthN. Y. V. V ,
apr7 aud ProVi Hist, of Savannah, Gu.