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The Savannah Daily Herald. BY 8. w. MASON AND CO. SAVANNAH. TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1965. THE TRIP OF TEE BLACRSTOYE TO SIffTER. Description ©f the Good Time they Had, now they enjoyed themselves. complimentary Resolution* to Capt*. Starr and Berry THE SUMTER CELEBRATION. The steamer Blackstone which Jest here jast Wednesday moruibg with the crowd of guests who were going to Charleston to take a part in the grand National celebration at Sumter, reached Hilton Head at 2 1-2 the same afternoon. The party proceeded to en joy themselves there as best they could da ring the rest of the day, by riding, visiting, etc., and in the evening they attended the grand ball given by the Staff of General Gil more, of which festivity we have already printed an account. The ball being over, the Blackstone with her party started at 2 o’clock the same night, (or Thursday morning,) for Charleston, winch port they reached at 10 o'clock on Thursday morning. Making their way to the Charleston Hotel, they engaged quarters, the Blackstone having previously received a most brilliant salute and reception from the Navy vessels and from the crowds of people who were assembled on the various forts and excursion steamers about the harbor, At the hotel a number of carriages, amply sufficient for the use the whole party, were provided by the kind and thoughtful energy of Capt. Jno. H. Moore, A. Q. M. In riding about the city,and viewing the sights,the hours were spent till dinuer time, when the party return ed to the Hotel to partake of a sumptuous dinner. When we say that this hotel is kept by Mr. J. E. Stetson, of Astor House celeb rity, and that the repast was the very finest which his best efforts could provide, we have used up the superlatives of the language on the dinner question. After dinner the guests embarked on the beautiful little steamer Golden Gate, which had also been furnished by Capt. Moore.— This entire afternoon was spent in visiting the various places of interest and of histor ical Importance in and about the harbor.— Fort Sumter was the first place where they stopped, and several hours were spent here in examining all the various points and parts of this celebrated fortification. It need hard ly be said that every one, perhaps the Ladies even more than the Gentlemen, were most intensely interested in everything about this, the birthplace of this -‘cruel war!*' Fort Moultrie was the next place taken in the course of the trip, and here, too, the visitors remained some time. Returning to the city, they learned, for the first time, the most exciting news of the sur render of Gen. Lee and his forces to the vic torious Grant. The celebration which ensued on the reception of this most glorious intel ligence can much better be imagined than described, to use a freshly original phrase. There being,on such an occasion,no restric tion placed on the use of Wines, Liquors, there was such au intermingling of kin dred spirits that the Ladies were ob liged to be “eounted out” at a very early stage riT the game. It must not however, be for one minute, supposed, that the Ladies, as a rule, disapproved of the hilarious proceedings. On the contrary, one ot the moßt markedlybeautiful of allthe lovely dames in attendance,, abserving her husband at 10 o’clock in the evening, in what she con sidered a most repreheu9ive state of sobriety, at once took him severely to task about it. She informed him that she thought it the patriotic duty of'every man with a heart in hi 6 bosom, no dyspepsia in his stomach, and plenty ot money in his pocket, to drink the health of Grant, of Sherman, of Dahl- gren, ofFarragut, of the Army generally,and of the Navy in toto, until he couldn’t tell his left leg from a 6 pound brass mountain howitzer. The erring spouse begged par don, aud told her he did not by any means, mean to uphold abstinence as a virtue, but that from some remarks she had made to him on certain former occasions, he thought she did. She told him to at once depart,and threatened him, that if at midnight, she saw anycause of complaint on the scoreof sobriety she would have an instant divorce and marry a certain newspaper correspondent she knew, ■who hadn’t been sober since the boat left the wharf. The enterprising husband had yet two hours before him—ho knew how to go to work,and he made good use of his time,at 12 midnight, the Lady had no further reason to find fault with his ill-timed temperance. The man was carried to bed by nine benev olent friends, and he slept all over the room with his boots on. On Friday, at 10 a. in., the boat web again ready to convey them to Fort Sumter, where the grand exercises of the occasion were to come off Os these we have already given a full account. On Friday night Gen. Gill more had a Grand Reception, and Gen. Hatch gave a Ball, between which our Blackstone visitors divided their attentions. On Saturday, the early part of the day was spent in still further reconnoltering the city, and at 4 p. m. the whole party were convey ed in the Golden Gate to the Blackstone, which lay outside the Bar. The passage home was rather rough, at least it was rough judged by the Landsmens’ Standard, and some of these gentry were quite sea-sick. The trip was, on the whole, a most pleasant one; there was plenty of good company— beautiful ladies—agreeable gentlemen—fine music, (the excellent Band of the 14th Maine attended to the Department of Melody most admirably)—-a most munificent abundance of everything to eat, and also to drink—the weather wa9 delightful, save only for a few hours on the return. The officers in charge of the arrangements, and the Captain and officers in charge of the steamboat, exerted themselves, one and all, to make everything pleasant for everybody. That they succeed ed admirably, everybody concerned gratefully acknowledges, Indeed, so impressed were the passengers with the superiority of their accommoda tions, and so delighted with the thorough enjoyability of the whole trip, that they did not feel that they could part without giving some testimonial, however slight, of theh appreciation of th| efforts of those who had most signally distinguished themselves by their efforts to promote the perfect success of the excursion. They accordingly held an impromptu Mass-Meeting and unanimously passed the two Resolutions we give below. • We can vouch, from our own personal knowledge of affairs, that the two gentlemen complimented thus, richly deserve every word, and even more of praise, than here is given: U. S. Transport Blackstone, April 16th, 1865. Resolved, That the thanks of the passen gers of the steamer Blackstone; on the excur sion to Charleston and Fort Sumter, be and are hereby gratefully tendered to Capt. S. S. Stair, A. Q. M, for the untiring exertions made by him in providing for our comfort and contributing so much to the success of our expedition. Lt.-Col. R. P. York,"l Major C. F. Allen, > Committee W. EL Parsons, jb. ) U. S. Transport Blackstone, 1 Savannah River, April 16. > To Capt. R. H. Bkrrt, Commanding Steamer: Sir— We, the undersigned, passengers on this steamer from Savannah to Charleston, to participate in the ceremonies at Fort Sumter on the 14th inst., cannot separate without expressing to you our deepest gratitude for the universal kindness with which you and all the subordinate officers of your steamer have treated us; for Ihe exertions you have made for our comfort and for contributing sdjj much to the success and pleasure of the ex-i cursion. Trusting that when next yon visit Savan nah it will be a port open to all mankind, and with peace smiling on our whole country, we remain, Sir, your obedient servants, (Signed) H H Washburn, Brevet Brig Gen; E L Molineux, Brevet Brig Gen; S B Luce, Lt Comd'g U S Navy; Col W T Ben nett, Comd’g Brig USCT; Alfred Neafie, Lt Col 156th NY; Robert P York, Lt Col 75th N Y and and Provost Marshal; John G Healy, Lt Col 9th Batt Conn Vet Vols; John B Lockwood, Paymaster USA; Charles F Allen, Maj 38th Mass Vols; Robt F.Wilkin son, Maj 128th NY; A F Dairyruple, Surgn US V; S Clay Brown, Surg 18th Ind Vols; J K Bigelow, Surg and Med Purveyor; S S Starr, Capt and A Q M; J S Meek, Capt AAQM; R S Coverdale, Capt A Q M, A PMR R; E Giesey, Capt AQ M Vols; Ira Berry, Capt 14th N H Vols; N H Oglesbee, Capt and CS V; P McGuire, Capt JEng’rs; H E Lord, Capt CSV; Albert Stearns, Capt and Street Commis'r; E B Webster, Capt and ADC; Geo W Handy. Lt and ADC; N Murray, Lt and A A Q M; T J Spencer, Lt and DO 0; Eben Parsons, Jun, Provost Judge; David Wilson, Lt and A DC; Bur nett E Miller, Lt and Asst D; J E Sprague, Lt and Supt of Rect’g; Daniel K Kno wlton, Lt and A A Q M: W W Root, Asst Surg 75th N Y Vol Batt* John H Chariot, Lt and AAQM; W J Stevens, Lt and Ord Officer; W W Myers, Asst Surg U S N. Fred Hope, Jun, Ist Lt and AAQ M; W H Keller, Lt and AAAG; PM Bidney, Asst Surg, J Bth Ind V ols; A L Harris, Spec Agt P O Dept; T B WaddeU; Burnet Forbes, N Y city; Howell W Wright, John M Glidden, E S Kimball. HA°F Farnsworth, Edgar Wildman, Easter Monday.—The annual elections for Wardens tad Vestrymen of the Protes tant Episcopal Parishes in Savannah oc curred yesterday, Easter Monday. We give the result of the elections: Christ Church Wardens. — Wm. P. Hunter, Dr. Wm. H. Cuyler; Vestrymen, Col. Wm. Thorne Williams, Robert Habersham, H. D. Weed, Jacob Waldburg, Dr. P. M. Kollock, Geo. A. Gordon, John Williamson. St. Johns Church Wardens.—Geo. H. 'John ston, Wm.,S. Bogart; Vestrymen, Wm. Bat tersby, Wm. H. Bulloch, Col. Jno. L. Villa longa, JA R. Johnson, Wm. L. Vroom, Dr John A. Wragg, Levi DeWitt, Edward J Purse. • St. Pauls Church.— No election was held this year in this Parish, as its communicants are much scattered. There is but one of the original Vestrymen now in the city, Mr. Chas. Grant. , St. Stephens C lurch (colored). —There not assembling at this Parish yesterday a quorum of communicants no olection was held. It will take place to-morrow, Wednesday after noon, at five o’clock. The Salute of Two Hundred Guns. —We have been told that the salute of two hun dred guns is, with General Grover's permis sion, to be fired solely by officers, no private to be called upon to handle a piece. This unusual proceeding is, we understand, the proposition of the many officers of this Post whose patriotic enthusiasm impels them to do extra honor to the great event " salute is to commemorate. STILL ANOTHER PARTY OF DISTOGHSHED VISITORS COINING. • Rev. H. Ward Beecher, Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Theo. Tilton and a Large Party on their way to Savannah. When they will Arrive. Particulars, etc. Those of the citizens of Savannah who were disappointed by not being able to get a glimpse, or have a word on account of their short stay, from those gentlemen of celebrity who came to our city last week, are likely to have their desires gratified. The subjoined despatch from our Special Carrespondent at Hilton Head, will iuform them whom to ex pect. Some of gentlemen have old and dear frien* here, who will not fail to greet them most earnestly. Indeed we cannot doubt that their welcome will be hearty and gladsome from nearly, if not all the people of Savannah. [SPBCLAL DMFATOH TO THE ftAVANNJ.II DAILY HERALD.] Hilton Head, April 17, 1865. The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, Mr. Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Tilton, and a large party left Hilton Head this morning for a short tour to Beaufort; S. C., St. Au gustine, Fernandina and Jacksonville, Fla., and Savannah, Ga. The steamer Delaware, Capt. R. F. Hilton, has been placed at their disposal, and the trip will probably last a week or more, as some of the gentlemen propose to make the most of an opportunity which, in the hurry of their business lives,may not again speedily occur. They will reach Savannah in a few days— probably by Thursday afternoon next. At the wharf at Charleston an immense concourse of Contrabands and Freedmen as sembled to bid farewell to their distinguished anti-slavery visitors in a long parting speech. This was delivered by Nathan Dickerson, a black man, who had bought his freedom just before the war commenced. This speech over, calls were made upon the departing guests, which were responded to by Wm. Lloyd Garrison, Geo. Thompson, Theo. Tilton, and others. Major Delany, a colored officer, stationed in Charleston, was prominent in the pro ceedings. Tremendous cheers were given—lovely flowers were presented—and enthusiastic s W were sung. s party were well provided for down. It was one of the finest ew by the Purser, Charley Birdsall, and Alf! Styles, the Steward. The party will probably return from Beau fort and start for Florida to-morrow. , M. S. W. Burglar Caught. —Blidge Tyson, (color ed) an accomplice of John Marshall in the burglary committed on the store of Hamill & Cos., was yesterday morning arrested by the Police. When Tyson was discovered he started to make his escape by passing through several private houses. His efforts were of no avail, tor the worthy Detective was not to be balked in securing his game, so he brought into requisition his revolver and snapped it several times, when Tyson, not desiring to be shot down, surrendered. The policeman in lowering the hammer ot his revolver dis charged one of its charges, the ball entering Tyson’s arm inflicting a slight wound. The offender was taken to the Provost Guard House, where he was accommodated with rooms and Surgical attendance. Shot. —On Sunday night last, one of the night police, while making his rounds rounds in Yaraacraw to protect the lives and property of our citizens, in Fahm street was fired upon. Observing some persons mak ing off, he gave chase and ordered the par ties he was pursuing to halt, who failing to do so, he fired. The injuction to halt was then obeyed. Approaching the person fired upon, the policeman discovered that he was a colored man, and had received a shot through one of his thighs. Confirmation.— On Sunday morning last at 6 1-2 o’clock Mass, the solemn rite of Confirmation was administered to several soldiers and others of the faithful at the Cathedral of Bt. John the Baptist by the Rt. Rev. Augustine Verot, D. D., Dishop of Savannah, assisted by the Rev. Peter Dufan. Larceny ins Pulaski House.— On Sunday night la6t, a colored servant employ ed by the Pulaski House stole, it is alleged, from the premises several boxes of wines and layer raisins. The thief was arrested and confessed the commission of the crime. Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church.— This church, which has not had service performed within its walls for many months, will be re opened on next Sunday, or the ensuing one, for divine worship. At Schreiner’s maybe found by far the largest assortmeht in the city of Books, Sta tionery, Music, Violin and Guitar Strings, and all things of that sort, which they offer ht extremely reasonable prices. See tj>eir ad vertisement. •— For “Our House.”— The schooner Julia has arrived from Hilton Head with a cargo of ale, cider, champagne and segars, for the well-known establishment, “. Our House.” The Ticket-of-Lkavl Man at the Savan nah Theatre, last evening, was a decided success. We are obliged to defer ajinore elaborate notice ofit till the evening edition. RISE IN THE RATE OF INTEREST. NO. 8. EFFECT OF THE GOLD DISCOVERIES. Some very confused notions prevail with regard to the effect on National prosperity of an augmentation of the precious metals. It is falsely conceived that they form no sub stantial addition to the capital of a country, as they are not directly productive of profit, but are in the nature of commodities, par ticularly in the form of coin, employed in the circulation of other commodities. If there is no such addition while a country is pro gressively increasing in prosperity, the effect would be the same, if deprived of its stock of gold and silver, as imperfect or impeded communication between its different parts— in other words, as if deprived of a portion of its railways. Adam Smith most happily compares the ftmetion of Money to the func tion of a Highway. “A Highway facilitates and encourages traffic, and the broader, smoother and longer it is, the greater its efficiency as an instrument or machine con ducive to production.” In this view, that portion of the metals employed as money is to be considered in the light of a labor-sav ing machine. In fact, the discovery of a new and productive mine is like the acquisi tion of new and fertile territory or a profita ble branch of commerce. But it is not merely in the form of coin that new mines of the precious metals are in a high degree beneficial in a progressive state of society. The arts absorb large quantities of the precious metals, and the requirements for these purposes are found to keep pace with the demand. Still, this is not the only or chief benefit to a country from new acquisitions of the pre cious metals. They stimulate production prodigiously, comprising great value In a small bulk, being obtained by the rudest kind of labor, and constituting the universal equivalent, there is a general avidity to pos sess them. Every one is ready and willing tofexchange labor’or commodities for money. The stimulus to industry and enterprise is due, as we have said, in a greater degree, to the agency of new and productive mines of gold and silver, than to all the other circum stances we have enumerated, to wit, free trade, the extension of railroads, &c. It is easy to perceive the source of the error that additions to the quantity of money have no effect on the general prosperity, for they are supposed to be counteracted in their effect by additions to the range of prices,* but not necessarily so. Should there be no correspondent increase of commodi ties; prices would rise, because there would be no equilibrium between the quantity of money and the quantity of commodities, or the number of exchanges, and the medium in which they are to be effected. But if additional em ployment can be found for an increased quanity of money, by widening the sphere ot its employment prices would not rise.— The Increased transactions of society may absorb the additional quantity of money, and prices would remain unaffected. It is be fore the new gold or silver is distributed among the nations of tjje commercial world that prices are above the general level in those countries which are the first to receive the new supplies. When the miners of Cali fornia and Australia became possessed of large quantities of gold and silver, which cosNittle personal exertion to procure, their demand would be for food, clothing and the materials for shelter. The countries the nearest to the mines, and which could afford these supplies at the cheapest rate would en gross the trade, and obtain at first the largest share of these metals. England and the United States were those countries. But these additional suppplies of the metals would be more than sufficient for their wants; the excess would be exchanged for the sur plus productions of other countries. Eng land would exchange her surplusage of gold for colonial produce, and raw materials for her manufactories, and the United States for manufactured products. In this way the additional quantity of gold and silver would be distributed among the nations of the com mercial world in proportion to the wants of those nations. We have dwelt at some length on this as pect of our subject, because we think we have found absolution in the gold discoveries with in the last decade and a half of the question of the unprecedented demand within the same period for loanable capital throughout Europe. The stimulus given by these dis coveries to enterprise of every kind—has been coeval with the formation of new credit in stitutions, and the prodigious extension of joint stock banks. The first Credit Mobilier was fottpedia France in 1863, just about the time that the increased quantity of gold be gan to produce its effect in Europe and the United States. Credits Mobilier have been since extended over every part of Europe, while in England the mania for joint stock banks has received a no less decided impulse. 11 is dne, therefore, in the greatest degree to the agency of the new gold that a demand beyond all example has arisen for loanable capital. The other branch of our inquiry from what source has the new capital been sup plied” will close this investigation. t0 w he statements of Jacob, (see “HUtory »i recioUß Petals,) there was, about the middle of «„ e J’ t i centur >"’ IC5 °, a nearly exact equilibrium be .weemhe average annual supply of and the average annual demand lor these metals, and that in conse quence prices remained stationary. In the preceding Century there had been a considerable Tallin their value and rise in the price of commodities. Adam "““thsays; "In the end of the 15th and beginning (15U0j of the 16th century, the greater part of Kurope Was approaching towards a more settled form of gor- OTiment than it had enjoyed for fteveral ages her,r»» The increase of security wonld naturally iEUreaSH* dufttry and improvement; and the dcUnd fw th„' precious metals, a. well as for every other ornament, would naturally increase with of riches. A greater annual produce would greater quantity of coin to circulate it; and number of rich people would require a ereater of plate and other ornaments or silver. Quantity THE PAU OF MONTGOMERY rnv FIRMED. . CON. Tlie Capture of Selma. Intelligence received in this city yesterday confirms the news of the fall of Montgomery published in our Extra of Friday last. Mont gomery was evacuated by the Confederates and occupied by the Federal troops on Tues day last, the 11th, the Rebels retiring In direction of Columbus. The Government stores were being removed from Columbus, the fall of which town we shall undoubtedly have confirmed also by our next advices from Augusta. A Montgomery paper of the 11th contains some particulars of the capture of Selma.— The rebel account says: We have conversed with Mr. Allen, of- Gen.Adams’ escort,which left Iblem on Mon day, at 3 o’clock a. m. With a party of others he was feeding his horn on the day before, while the fight was going on in the street, when the enemy dashed fu and com menced firing upon them. He counted ten dead bodies in front of the Gee House. The Federals burned Philip Weaver’s store, filled with dry goods, and the naval works. The Confederates burned the Central com depot and, he thinks, Campbell’s drug store. The number of our wounded and killed he esti mated at three or four hundred. Roddy’s cavalry did considerable fighting in the streets. The enemy ran over the breast works with ease. . PORT ROY Alt. From our enterprising contemporary, “The New South,” we gather, as usual, much interesting news, concerning matters at the “Head.” A NEW GENErfRL HOSPITAL. A committee appointed by the Medical au thorities at Washington, to visit the Southern coast with a view to selecting a site for a new General Military Hospital, for the bene fit of those patients who require treatment in a warm and genial climate, have reported that Port Royal is the best point on the coast for the object proposed. Extensive altera tions will accordingly be made in the present hospital at Hilton Head. Tha buildins now in use will be much enlarged and new ones will lib added, with all the modern improve ments in ventilation, &c., calculated to con tribute to the comfort of the patients. A railway is to be constructed in such a man ners that cars can pass one end of each ward. The new Hospital will cover an area of about one acre, with a frontage upon the beach of twelve hundred feet, and, it Is thought, will be capable of accommodating three thousand patients. The design and placing of the edifice are the work of Burgeon Huber, and the erection of the buildings is in charge of John Lindsay, Esq., chief carpenter. It is thought that the work will be completed'and the new Hospital ready for the reception of patients in abopt four months, Another Hotel. —Arrangements are in progress for the erection of another hotel at Port Royal to be called The Sea Island Ho tel. The site selected is on the beach not far from the camp of the Engineer Corps. We believe that this place can support two hotels admirably, aud it certainly is an indi cation of advancement and prosperity when parties evince a disposition to enter into an enterprise of such magnitude as the estab lishment of a hotel involves. We Under stand the hotel will be conducted on true metropolitan principles. New Provost Marshal Buildings. —lt is contemplated to greatly enlarge the present Provost Marshal buildings and add others }o the number. The ground will enclose that on which the present Provost buildings now stand. First Provost Court. —His Honor, Judge Parsons, appeared in the Court Room yes terday morning, looking extremely well, after the excursion to Charleston. The case of Benj. H. Hardee and Alex. H. Waver vs. G. B. Lamar was called. Case claim for $450. Called April Ist, 1865. The following testimony was taken in the case : H. C. Freeman, Esq, sworn: I was called upon by Mr. Benj. Hardee to act as arbiter in the case of Mr. G. B. Lamar. Mr. Green acted for Mr. Lamar. We met and arranged the time for meeting. Alex. H. Waver, Esq., sworn. (A paper was presented by the Court to Mr. Waver, and he was asked if it was given to him by Mr, Lamar, it haying a record of marks of cotton). Answer: For informing Mr. La mar in regard to his cotton I received no re muneration. I promised, if I could, to keep a record of marks on cotton for the benefit of Mr. Lamar. Mr. Hardee was to give Mr. Lamar the marks on the bales of cotton and the Vessels on which it was shipped. I fur nished the shipping to Mr. Hardee on Mr. Lamar’s eotton. G. B. Lamar, Esq., sworn. Mr. Alex. H. Waver, the weigher of cotton for Lt. Col. H, C. Ransom, was to set opposite (on his, Wa ver’s, book) the old private marks on the cotton and not the new marks of the Gov ernment. Mr. Hardee was to furnish the names of the vessels in which the cotton was shipped. The case Vas continued until this morning. The Court ordered the confiscation of the following goods for violation of law: four cases canned fruit, eight cases navy tobacco, one bbl. cakes, fourteen boxes cigars. Permission was granted a number of per sons to collect the rent on their property. Consignees. —Per schooner Julia, from Hilton Head—“OurHouse,” Thos.Pepper, J- C. Sclfiremer & Son, Adams' Express, f