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New York Dates to the 39th.
FURTHER. AMD IMPOR
The Condition of Secretary Sew
ard and his Son.
Terrible Steamboat Explosion*
1,400 Soldiers' Lives Lost
GOLD AND STOCKS.
Reported Project of a Raid from Canada
IMPORTANT IeTREGARD TO THE CAPTURE
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One of our energetic correspondents at
Hilton Head has procured a copy of the
New YorK Herald, just arrived there, and
furnishes us from it with the following in
We have also received from him full files
of New York papers, specially forwarded to
us from the North, from which we shall make
full extracts in to-morrow morning’s edition.
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Washington, April 28, 1865.
No doubt was at any time entertained by
the authorities here of the ultimate capture
of Booth and all his accomplices. Since be
fore daylight of the morning after the mur
der of Mr. • Lincoln till now every inch of
territory within forty or fifty miles of Wash
ington lias been patrolled and picketed by
Union-soldiers and detective officers, render
ing the escape of the,fugitives from justice
almost and impossibility. The immense re
wards offered for the apprehension of the
chief actors in the murderous drama had al
so raised a hue and cry after them, and con
verted many, who would otherwise have
sheltered them, into anxious seekers to arrest
them and bring them to justice.
The identification of the body of Booth,
the murderer, was rendered complete by his
initials, “J. W. 8.,” in India ink upon his
wrist. The post mortem examination was
made by Surgeon General Barnes. It was
found that the ball Bad passed just along the
base of the brain, without injurv to the brain,
but by striking the spinal column had occa
sioned immediate paralysis. The opinion of
the surgeons is that his death must have
been a horrible one, the brain being active
and consciousness complete up to the very
moment of dissolution.
Nearly all the parties implicated in the
great conspiracy are now in custody, and
the investigation i9 still progressing. Until,
however, the affair has been thoroughly sift
ed, and all the conspirators apprehended, the
restrictions upon the publication of the
facts relating to the parties now arrested
will be continued.
Louis Payne, the Seward assassin, is one
of six brothers, originally from Kentucky.
He is a brother of the St. Albans raider of
the same name. Another brother is at pres
ent residing in Montreal. They are all tall,
athletic,powerfully built men,and have all led
adventurous lives. Two of them were with
AValker, the great fillibustei, in his Nicara
It is believed that Harold has made a full
confession, and pointed out all the parties
known by him to have been concerned in
the assassination plot.
Edwin Booth arrived here to-day, to ask
for the body of his brother. The request
will not be granted.
Another Terrible Steamboat Disaster.
St. Louis, April 28, 1865.
A telegram received by the military au
thorities from New Madrid says the steamer
Sultana, with two thousand paroled prison
ers, exploded. Fourteen hundred lives were
Cairo, April 28, 1865.
The steamer Sultana, from New Orleans
on the evening of the 21st, arrived at Vicks
burg with boilers leaking badly.
She remained thirty hours repairing, tak-
ing on one thousand nine hundred and nine
ty .six Union soldiers and thirty-five officers,
lately released from Cahawbaand Andereon
ville prisons. She .arrived at Memphis last
evening, and after coaling proceeded. About
two o’clock a. m., when seven miles up,
she blew up, and immediately took fire and
burned to the water's edge. Os two thous
and one hundred and sixty souls aboard not
more than two hundred will be recovered.
Five hundred were rescued, and are now
in the hospital. Two or three hundred, un
injured, are at the soldiers* home. Captain
Mason, of the Sultana, is supposed to be
lost. At four o’clock, this morning the river
in front of Memphis was covered with sol
diers struggling for life. Many are badly
scalded. Boats immediately went to their
rescue, and are still engaged picking them up.
General Wasbbume immediately organized a
board of officers to investigate the affair.
They are now at work.
No further particulars are received.
Stock* and Gold.
Stocks were lower yesterday. Gold closed
at 146 3-8. Governments were dull.
There was not much change in commer
cial matters yesterday. The fall in gold had
the tendency to quiet the markets down
somewhat, and . there was rather less
activity as well as less buoyancy; but
a fair amount of business was done,
nevertheless. Cotton was Sc. a 4c.
lower and less active. Petroleum was firmer,
Groceries were active. On ’change the fiour
market was quiet, and common and medium
grades were 10c. a 15c. lower. Wheat was
dull and heavy, while com was scarce and
firm. Oats were dull and lower. Pork was
less active and heavy. Beef was quiet but
firm, while lard was in fair demand at previ
ous rates, Freights were dull, and whiskey
was 2c. a 3c. lower, with scarcely anything
doing. • , v
Surgeon General's Office, >
Washington, April 28—9 a. m. >’
Hon. E. M. Stanton :
1 have the honor to report that the Secre
tary of State and Mr. F. Seward are improv
J. K. Baknes, Surgeon General.
Scboeon General’s Office,)
Washington, April 28—9 p. m. j
Hon. E. M. Stanton :
1 have the honor to report that the Secre
tary of State took his usual ride this morn
ing, and is free from pain to-night Mr. F.
Seward requested to-day that someone
should read to him, and says that he is much
better. His strength is improving gradually,
and the wounds of the scalp are healing.
J. K. Barnes, Surgeon-Generri.
Contemplated Rebel Raid from Canada
Burlington, Vt., April 28, 1865.
Information was received here this morn
ing that the rebel sympathizers in Canada
were preparing for another raid on the fron
tier towns of this State.
The federal and State militia authorities
are on the alert, and are fully prepared to
repel any invasion.
Guards have been placed on the steamers
on Lake Champlain, and troops have been
ordered to the more exposed frontier towns.
The militia of this city have been notified
to be in readiness for any emergency.
The rebels will receive a warm reception
if they should come along. . .
Proposal to Sink the Body ok Booth 1m
Cincinnati, April 28, 1865.
At a public meeting at Dayton yesterday
it was resolved that the body of Booth be
taken to mid-ocean, and there buried.
Ghanqc of Time of * the Presidential
Sfrwgfield, 111., April 28—1:50 P. M.
The time fixed for the funeral of the late
President is changed from Saturday, the 6th,
to Thursday, the-4th of May.
MiUTAmr Dit. Mississippi, *
Selma, Ala., April 5, 1865. j
Among the prisoners captured here are
one hundred and fifty officers.
Lieutenant-General Dick Taylor made his
escape on a steamboat. M. B. Forrest, Dan
Adams, Roddy, Armstrong and Crossland,
under cover of the darkness, reached a
swamp east of the city, and eluded capture ;
but the officers comprising their staff were,
Forrest’s ordnance officer, Capt. Bond, re
ports Forrest as wounded in two places in
the arm—first by the sabre of the Captain
of the Seventeenth Indiana, who led the
charge at Ebenezer station, and also slightly,
by a carbine shot, in the upper part of the
arm, just as the Fourth cavalry charged in
upon bis forces.
Braxton and McCook attacked Jackson,
front and rear, at Trion; but haring travel
ed by widely different roads, their attacks
were not simultaneous, else he most have
been destroyed. The destruction of the Cen
tre ville bridge, over the Crffcrba, and Crox
ton’s movement towards Tuscaloosa, render
ed It entirely impossible for Forrest to carry
oat his plans-
SAVANNAH, GA., THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1865.
Cahawba capitulated yestetday, and about
seventy of our prisoners, confined there for a
long time, were released. They had been
THE CONFEDERACY GOING
THE PEOPLE IN A STARVING
Latest News From Augusta.
Extaots From Rebel Papers.
Absurd and Ridiculous Rumors.
Ac, Ac, Ac.
From the Augusta Constitutionalist of the
80th ult., we make extracts as follows. The
subjoined is the leading article .•
Patience.— This is eminently the period
whep all classes should mutually assist and
encourage each other. A generous spirit ol
forbearance is worthy of cultivation, and a
little patience at the same time cannot but
redound to the welfare of all. The distract
ed state of the currency is a serious evil and
must entail some suffering. Still, this is not
irremediable, and we are glad to know that
movements are on foot to alleviate anything
like distress or privation among the masses.
Our wealthier citizens are contributing, and
will continue to contribute liberally.
The Government store houses are being
emptied of their contents to succor our re
turning braves. The City Council will, in a
few days, issue change notes, which will
rapidly grow into general circulation. In a
word, a wholesome system of relief is being
inaugurated which cannot fail to bear abun
dant fruit. All that is necessary on the part
ol'those who have provisions is to assist those
who need ; upon the part of the needy to re
ciprocate the good feeling manifested for
their benefit and support. We look forward
to a healthy reaction before many days have
elapsed, and, in the interim, beg our fellow
citizens to have faith, hope and charity, es
pecially the greatest of these, which Is chari
It would seem that the Augusta people
are in a bad way, if we may fairly judge
from the annexed paragraph:
Relief of the Poor.— Beggary will soon
be clamoring at our doors, if an immediate,
earnest and generous response is not made
to the appeal of the Mayor in behalf of the
citizens of our place who are destitute of
provisions, and beyond the possibility of ob
An active committee, headed by such
thorough-going men as Messrs. E. Lafitte
and L. Conn, has been organized-for ob
t&inance of supplies, aud we trust that all
will contribute speedily and willingly. The
Lord loves a cheerful giver.
The Rebels have the faculty of getting up
some rumors which even transcend in ab
surdity those invented by our own sensation
venders. Witness the following :
Rumors Prevalent. —It is currently ru
mored, says the Newbury Heraid, that terms
of peace have been agreed upon, and that re
construction is the basi9.
Another is that Gen. Lee is to be Pres
ident and Gen. Grant Vice President of the
General Johnston’s army is said to have
dwindled down to about four or five thou
stand men, while that of Sherman has melt
ed away to a mere corporal’s guard. Both
armies taking advantage of the truce, are
granting themselves unlimited furloughs.
“Coming events cast their shadows before.”
Sold.—A gentleman informs us that, on
Saturday morning, he attended at the Lower
Market, and purchased what the butcher de
clared to be lamb. Being early (half-past
four o’clock), he could not distinguish the
quality of his investment, but trusted to the
probity of the butcher. When daylight
came he discovered that, instead of dainty
lamb, he had been treated to the scraggy car
case of a many-wintered goat l
North Carolina.— Northern accounts say
that Gbvernor Vance, of North Carolina, has
called the Legislature of that State together,
and that he has been invited to return to
Raleigh, and re-occupy the gubernatorial
Another Raid.— A raid of about twenty
flvehundredFederals arrived at Newman on
the 27th. They were, as they affirmed, en
route to join Wilson at Macon. They are
now respecting the armistice.
Ws hare our usual chapter of rumors,
with which the streets were filled yester-
most important is the surrender of
General Johnston’s army, with the exception
of the Kentucky and Tennessee cavalry, who
art marching on this place. ‘
S«cul Teiaobam.— Major McCann furnish
es us with the following telegram just re
ceived hy him from an ancient Confederate
“Berzeua, April 29.
“Keep a stiff upper lip, and the God of
Battles will be with you. . Jeems.
“Our readers may infer the significance of
this despatch. It certainly means some
thing—or nothing 1”
Flag of Truck.— Capt. M. J O'Brien,
Agent of Exchange, accompanied by his
chief assistant, Capt. Wm. M. D’Anugnac,
will leave Augusta for Savannah on Monday
morning with Federal prisoners. Captain
O’Brien will return with a boat load of our
gallant and long suffering Confederate boys.
Aflfetrs In Macon.
We have conversed, says the Atlanta Reg
ister with a great many individuals who have
recently left Macon. From them we learn
much of affairs in that city. «
The enemy walk about as if the city and i
citizens belong to them, but they keep good
order- The latter doubtless, is owing to the
fact thal all whiskey which could be discov
ered was destroyed.
The leniency which the enemy first dis
played toward the citizens is giving vjay,
and the screws are coming down tighter and
tighter every day. General Wilson un
doubtedly looks for the appointment of mili
tary Governor of the State and expects it.
The people of Macon accept their condi
tion with the best possible grace—but gene
rally they are Bullen and ill at ease under
the restrictions they feel themselves subject
to, and the presence of the enemy.
Large numbers of negroes are being drilled
in the old fields in front of Vineville, and
the scrubby growth this side Is alive with
them. A remarkable feature in this matter
is, that nearly all the negroes are black.
Very few ladies appear on the streets and
are very decided in their expressions of dis
satisfaction at the presence of the enemy,
and of their sympathies with our cause.
The enemy say they find more outspoken
“rebels," as they call us, than they have
found in any other city they have visited.
The Telegraph and Confederate and the
Confederacy have suspended, and will prob
ably not resume till after the armistice ex
Very little is doing in commercial circles,
the stores generally remaining closed.
“Coming Events oast their Shadows be
fore Them."— How true the aphorism, says
the'Atlanta Intelligencer, that “coming
events casjf their shadows before them." The
t.blic mind had hardly recovered from the
ock it sustained in consequence of the
evacuation of Richmond, when it was again
astounded by the intelligence that the gallant
army of Northern Virginia had been surrend
ered by Gen. Lee—again by the announce
ment that Lincoln had met with a terrible
and bloody end—and now again, that an ar
mistice with a view to peace has been agreed
upon between Gen. Johnston and Gen. Sher
man ; all events startling the public mind
and creating some mortification and depres
sion ; one of them awe, and the last, we can
not venture to say more now than, hope for
the future. In the midst of all these trans
piring events, Georgia was being overrun by
a raiding force of the enemy; West Point
and Columbus, though bravely defended by
a gallant few, were captured; LaGrange and
Gntfln visited and unresistingly overrun by
them; and last, Macon entered and possessed
by the foe. The fall of Richmond told indeed
of “coming events,” but how sad some of
them have been to us, and how unexpected!
Truly.“the ways of Providence are past find
, The following sketch of Herold or Harrold
who was taken with Booth in Maryland, ac
cording to the news received yesterday, will
be Interesting at this time. Herold was
Booth’s compaflion in crime, and, it will be
remembered, surrendered himself and was
tojten to Washington, where it is to be hoped
much important testimony has ere this been
felted from him.
David Herold is well known in the- Sixth
Ward, he being a son of the late A. V.
Herold, t who, tor many years, was the prin
cipal clerk in the naval store. We believe
that he was educated here and at Charlotte
Hair, St Mary's county, Md., and, until re
cently, was a clerk in a drug store in the
Sixth Ward. He has been known as a sym
pathizer with the South, but no one suspect
ed that he would go to any desperate lengths
in her behalf. He had been out of employ
ment for some time past, but managed to
keep a horse—a very fast pacing animal—at
Popes’ stables, on K street south, which he
took out of the stable about sundown on
Friday night last. As he mounted and rode
out he sung out to those in charge of the
stable—“lf any one asks for me tell them
I’ve gone to New York.” On the, same after
noon he told some of his acquaintances that
he was going to St. Mary’s county.
Within a month or two past he spent much
of his time with Booth, and it seemed to his
friends that he had suddenly become infatu
ated with Booth, and no longer than Tues
day one of his acquaintances asked him how
he* had become so thick with Booth, to
which he replied, “Oh, Booth is a good fel
Itwill be recollected that a man giving,
his name as Harld (doubtless Herold) hired
a roan horse at Taylor’s stables on the after
noon of the murder, aud that afterwards a
man named Atzuratt (for Alzerott) left a
horse at the stable, telling the hostler to have
it ready at 10 o’clock.
Herold is about 22 or 23 years of age, five
feet five or six inches in height, dark com
plexioned, smooth, full face, dark-brown
hair, which is worn short, and dark-blue
eyes.— Wnshington Star.
The Poem Recited by Mr. Lincoln.
The poem which was such a favorite with
the late President, beginning with the line:
“Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud !' r
was written by William Knox, a poet of con
siderable talent, who died in Edinburgh in
1835, at the age. of thirty-six. His earlier
Sears were tainted with dissipation, but at
itervals the religious impressions he receiv
ed from his parents in childhood would be
evidenced by the verses he would write on
3acred subjects. '
In the copy of the poem now going the
rounds of the press, two stanzas are omitted
I (the fourth and the seventh); they are as
j The maid on who*e cheek, on whose brow, in who*e,
and pleasure—her triumph* are by;
And the memory of those who loved her and praised,
Are from the mind* of the living era*ed.
The saint who enjoyed the communion at heaven,
The sinner who dared to remain unforyiven.
The wise and the foolish, the guilty and just
Have,qnietly mingled their bones in the dust.
The entire poem may be found in “Scotia’s
Bards,” a handsomely illustrated volume of
selections from the Scottish poets, published
in 1859 by Robert Carter & Brothers, of this
city. —-V Y. Post.
A young blood in Paris—the Duke de
Galleria—pays $300,000 a year for house
PRICE. 5 CENTS
Rebel General Oflleer* Surrendered by
The following rebel Generals held com
mands in the district of country commanded
by Joe Johnston at the date of the surrender,
and may consequently be considered prison
ers to our forces. Beauregard, as command
er of a military division lying west of the
Chattahoochee, may argue himself still free,
but as he was with Johnston at the time of
the surrender and was inferior to him in rank,
Sherman will have good grounds for claim
ing the person of the wily Frenchman. We
give the list in alphabetical order and accord
ing to rank, as more convenient for refer
Beauregard, Peter T G, of Louisiana, gra
duate of West Poiut; resigned captaincy of
United States Engineers February 20th, 186 L;
commissioned brigadier general rebel army
March 6, 1861; made fifth general rebel ar -
my April 14; fought at Fort Sumter, Bull
Ruu, Shiloh, Corinth, Siege of Charleston,
Pocotaligo, October 23, 1862; attacked fleet
Jff Charleston January 81, 1863; Petersburg,
une 14, 1864: October 37, assumed com
mand Military Division of the West; reliev
ed by Joe Johnston.
Bragg, Braxton, of Louisiana, graduate of
West Point; captain United States Army ;
appointed brigadier general rebel army 1861;
promoted major general September 12, 1861;
Sromoted general April 7, 1862; fought at
iege of Pickens, Shiloh, Corinth, Munfords
ville, Perryville, Stone river, Tullaboma,
Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Kingston ;
was acting general-in-chief from January 1
to November 17, 1864; commanded Depart
ment of North Carolina.
Johnston, Joseph Eggleson, Virginia,
graduate of West JPoint; resigned in 1861;
commander-in-chief in Virginia; fought at
Bull Run, and all battles of McClellan’s cam
paign, until wounded in the seven days’ bat
tles before Richmond; relieved by Lee;
placed in command Western armies January,
1863, December 27; 1863, assumed command
Army of Tennessee, commanding Atlanta
campaign. Relieved July 17, 1864, by Hood;
reappointed to command, February 25,
Hampton, Wade, of South Carolina, col
onel Hampton Legion, 1861; promoted brig
adier general, 1862 ; promoted major general,
August-3, 1863 ; promoted lieutenant general,
February, 1865 ; fought in most of the caval
ry battles of the Virginia campaigns and late
campaign in South and North Carolina.
Hardee, William J, of Georgia, graduate
of West Point; resigned, 1861; appointed
major-general, October 7, 1861; promoted
lieutenant-general in 1862; fought at Shiloh,
perryville, Stone River, Tullahoma, Ressac
ca, Atlanta and Jonesboro, commanding dis
trict of South Caroling Georgia and Florid*.
Hill, Daniel H, of North Carolina; colpnel
First North Carolina; promoted brigadier
general, 1862 ; major-general, 1863; lieuten
ant-general, 1863; commanding district of
Lee, Stephen D, of South Carolina *' grad
uate of West Point, 1854; resigned, 1861; 4
captain rebel Washington mounted artillery,
1861; promoted brigadier-general August 8,
1862; repulsed Sherman at Vicksburg De-„
ceinber 24, 1.862; July 4. 1863, captured at
Vipksburg; December, 1863, commanding
in North Mississippi; June, 1864, promoted
lieutenant-general; commanding corps army
Stewart, Alexander P, of Tennessee;
graduate of West Point; captain artillery,
.1861; November 8, promoted brigadier
general ; June 2, 1863, promoted major-gen
eral ;|July 7, 1864, promoted lieutenant-gen
eral ; fought at Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville,
Stone River, Tullahoma, Chickamauga,
Chattanooga, all the Atlanta campaign bat
tles, Dalton, Franklin and Nashville; com
manding corps-army of Tennessee.
Anderson, Patten, of Florida. Colonel
first Frodida 1861. Promoted brigadier
general February 10,1862. Promoted major
general February 17, 1863. Fought at Shit
Perryville, Stone River, Tullahoma,
Jonesboro’, where wounded.
Bate, William 8., of Tennessee. Attor
ney General of Tennessee 1860. Colonel
Second Tennessee 1861. Fought at Shiloh,
Dalton, Ressaca, Atlanta (wounded), Spring
Hill, Murfreesboro, Bentonsviile.
Breckinridge, John C., of Kentucky. Vice
President of the United States until March
4,1861. Senator to September 8.1861. Pro
moted brigadier general rebel army same day
of resignation of Senatorship. Promoted
msyor general April 6. Fought at Shiloh,
Baton Rouge, Nash villr(l 863), Stone River,
Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Coal Harbor.
February, 1864, Appointed Secretary of War.
Brown, John C., of Tennessee. Wouhd
ed at Franklin, Tenn. , Confirmed major
general Feb. 20, 1865.
Butler, M. C., of South Carolina. Sept.
1, 1862, promoted brigadier general of cav
alry. Sept., 19, promoted major generai
commanding division of Hampton’s corps.
Cheatham, Benjamin F., of Tennessee.
Appointed brigadier general June 7, 1861.
Promoted major general Oct. 8, 1862.
Fought at Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, Stone
River, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Ressacca,
Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, At
lanta, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, and
Bentonsviile; commanding corps army of
Clayton, Henry C, of Alabama, Com
manding division of S. D. Lee’s corps.
Cobb, Howell, of Georgia, M. C. 1844—45;
Secretary of the Treasury under Buchanan;
Col. Cobb Legion, 1861. Promoted brigadier
general 1861. Promoted major general Sept.
9.J.863. Commannding district of Georgia
French, Samuel G, of Mississippi. Grad
uate of Wes.t Point. Appointed brigadier
general Oct. 28, 1861. Promoted major gen
era] Jan. 14, 1863. Fought at Petersburg,