The Savannah Daily Herald.
• BY 8. w. MASON AND CO.
SAVANNAH. MONDAY. MAY 8, 1866.
Another Arrival Direct ebom the
North.— Last evening, the brig Mary Cobb,
Capt. Duncan, direct from New York City,
nrrived here. She is consigned to Messrs
Hilton & Readell, well known and enterpris
lug merchants, at 193 Bay street. S'ae
brings a large assortment of groceries and
other freight. The Cobb has long been in
Bixby A Co’s Hilton Headline, and is a re
liable vessel. She brought out quite a num
l>er of passengers. This is the second arri
val of a private vessel direct from New York,
and is of tlio class that will he welcomed
here by all who have the prosperity of the
city at heart. The Cobb will probably be
discharged to-morrow, and will return to
New York and Hilton Head.
Arrival of Rebel Naval Officers and
Men. —The tug C. T. Sheppard brought to
the city, Saturday afternoon, the following
persons from Augusta: Thomas R. Wragg,
Master of ram Jackson; James L. Foster, Ist
Assistant Engineer of ram Jackson; Master’s
Mate Gray, steamer Macon; Samuel Brock
ington, Master's Mate steamer Sampson;
John Austin, Ist Vol. Regt. of Ga.; Robert
Guerard, Cos. B, sth Ga. cav.; Mr. Bennlng
and three others of Louisiana.
A largrf number of seamen and marines
attached to the Macon, Isandiga and Samp
sou are arriving daily, either by laud or In
boats of every conceivable description. %
CALL FOR PUBLIC MEETING.
We tbe undersigned, respectfully recom
mend to our fellow-citizens of the county ot
Chatham, to assemble in enuuty meeting, in
the city of Savannah, at the Exchange on
Tuesday the Oth inst., at 11 o’clock, for the
purpose of devising some practicable mode
of ascertaining the views of the people as lo
the speediest plan of restoring the State to
her orignal condition in the Union, aud to
provide for the assembling a convention of
tbe white people of Georgia at some suitable
time and place for that purpoee.
. The above call i9 signed by over two hun
dred of the oldest, best known and influen
ial citizens of Savannah, sealed by Mayor
Arnold, N. B* Knapp, Wm. B. Hodgson,
HOMICIDE AT COLDSUORO’, N. C.
At Goldsboro’, recently, Capt. John Ma
guire, of Cos. C, 175th New York Volunteers,
was murdered by a portion of Wheeler's cav
alry under the command of Col. Hart. The
deceased received six shots, three of them
in the head. Lieut. Gleason, Acting Adju
tant, Lieut. Rowland, aud ten men recovered
the body. A coroner's jury was empanelled,
who, upon a careful investigation of testi
mony, rendered a verdict against a man
named Cook, who was declared guilty of
Oq Mondry last, the funeral of Captain
Maguire took place at Newbern, and was at
tended by all the officers of the Post. De
* ceased was aged thirty-three years, and was
a native of Albany, New York. In this city
he had many friends who will receive the
tidings of his death with much sorrow.
The Harbor of Savannah.— The pa9t two
days were of exceeding animation In tbe
harbor of Savannah. Last evening there
were lying at the wharves twenty-three ves
sels of all classes, eight of them steamships.
Capt. Silas Spicer, Harbor Master, and Capt.
S. L. Dennette, Deputy Harbor Master, had
their hands business.
Capt. Walton Relieved,— Capt. James
M. Walton, Judge of the Second Provost
Court, at his own request, has been relieved
from duty to rejoin his command, the 54th
Mass. Vols Capt. M. Benedict, 156th New
York Vols., Assistant Commissary of Musters
of the District aud Post, succeeds Judge
Public School.— Applicants for positions
as teachers in the Public Schools will see
by reference to the advertising column that
the examination is postponed to Wednesday
next the 10th inst.
Return Home.— Capt. A. B. Uice, of the
former proprietor ot the “Our House." Lieut.
Samuel P. Bell the Auctioneer, and Capt.
Henry Scranton, returned home on Satur
Thf C. 8. Steamer Sampson.— This steam
er, before the war a tow boat on the Savan
nah liver, is also added to our list of naval
prizes at Augusta. She is in good running
order, and will be of great value to the
Personal.— Mr. Chas. Center, of Jos. Fisk,
Jr, & Cos., New York, left this city on Sa
turday last, for New York. The business of
the firm will be attended to in his absence
Erwin, Esq., of tliis city.
Stamping as» Pinkiso Depot.—We call
the attention of the ladies to the advertise
ment, of Mrs- Cutino's Stamping and Pinking
Depot, corner ot Hull and JefFcismi streets.
Thk Assassination Plot known to tiik
Rebel Leaders— ln our northern papers we
find the following despatch which tells its
own story. • us
Secretary Stanton to Geucral DU.
~, War Department, )
Washington, April 24. I«CS C
Major Gen. John A. Dix, New York *
This Department has informal ion that the
President’s murder was organized in Canada
and approved at Ricbmouu.
One of the assassins, now in prison, who
attempted to kill Mr. Seward, is believed to
be one of the St. Albans raiders.
Edwin M. Stanton,
Secretary of War.
From Maeon and Hawkinsville*
ARRIVAL OF THE STEAMER COMET.
Iteopeuiug of Communication
Capture of the Steamer Gov. Troup.
Her Arrival at liilton Head.
The steamer Comet, Capt. A. C. Horne,
from Hawkinsville, Pulaski county. Ga., on
the Ocmulgee river, arrived at the wharf in
this city, on Saturday afternoon •
We are indebted to Capt. W. M. Hiukson,
7th Pennsylvania cavalry, and Private 11. M.
Myers, Ist Ohio cavalry, for Macon dates to
the 2d inst.
Extracts from full flies of papers will be
found in another column.
The following passengers arrived by the
Comet: Miss Steenbergen, of Savannah,
Mrs. Cuyler aud child, Savannah, Major Tal
iaferro and wife, P. A. C. S., Col. S, T. Bai
ley, Macon, Ga., Mr. George L. Cope, Sa
vannah, C. W. Boone, 7th Penn, cavalry,
Capt. W. M. Hiuksou, 7th Penn, cavalry,
Lieut. Webster, 4th U. S. cavalry, Surgeon
Hurlbert, 4th U S. cavalry.
Communication with Macon irom Savan
nah by the Altamaba and Ocamulgee rivers
s now open. Steamers from Savannah can
isceud the Ocamulgee river to Hawkinsville,
thence by the Macon and Brunswick Rail
road to Macon. Freight, passengers aud
mails can be forwarded.
Ou Monday last the steamer Gov- Troup,
Capt. Mayson, left Dublin, Laurens County,
Ga., ou the Oconeo river, to proceed to
Hawkinsville. While in the Ocamulgee
river, on her way up to her destination, she
was captured by au armed body of seven
teen men under tbe command of two reputed
Union citizens named Moody and Williams.
Capt. Mayson claims that he was about to
turn the boat over to the authorities of the
United States. Ou the way down the Alta
maha river, Capt. Mayson, his &ife aud
wife's sister were put ashore at Ohopee
White Bluff, while the boat proceeded on
At Doboy, Ga., Capt. Winchester, of the
U. S. Navy, who is in command of the Sta
tion, ordered the Troup to heave to. He
boarded her, and made her a prize to tbe
Navy. Webb Campbell (colored) pilot, Wm.
Miller engineer, aud Mr. Higgins assistant
engineer, vvtre paroled. The Gov. Troup
was immediately taken to Hilton Head,
where she arrived in safety. The steamer is
a valuable one to the government at the
present time as an inland transport, and we
hope she will soon he on the line between
Savannah and Hawkiusville.
Mr. Simri Rose, the olde9t editor in Macon,
and a much respected citizen, is stiil one of
the proprietors of the Joumtl and Messen
ger, which is a well-conducted sheet.
In the absence of the editors and proprie
tors of the Telegraph and Confederate, the
Evening News is issued from that offleo un
der Union auspices.
The Comet will probably soou return to
FIRST FROVOST COURT.
Judge Parsons on Saturday last had no
business on tbe docket of public interest.
SECOND FHOVO3T COURT.
An unusually full docket was up for adjudica
tion by Judge Walton on Saturday, we make
the following transcript:
Thomas Conway, vs. Sinai and Husband,
Assault and Battery, and illegal possession
of house. Ordered that Defendant Sinai act
in accordance with her original contract (If
uot, report Be made to me) aud she retain
possession of her house while she fulfills
her contract with plaiutiff.
Patrick Scaulan, vs. Mrs. Magrath, post
poned to-Tuesday 9th inst.
Mrs. Jane Bryan, vs. Joseph Bryan, post-
poued to Wednesday, 10th lust.
Mrs. Caroline Kirk vs! Alfred Knight—
nuisance. Ordered, That while residing In
the house he now occupies, the property of
plaintiff, he conduct himself in an orderly
and decent manner, and that he procure a
house as soon as possible.
John Nicholson vs. Larkin King—recovery
of rent. Ordered, That provided Larkin
King pay to plaiutiff on the Ist day of June
the sum of thirty dollars, he will be permlt
t ;d to retain possession of the house he now
rents from plaintiff.
Mr. Hansault will not be disturbed in pos
session of his house, until further orders.
Anne Wells will retain possession of the
house she now occupies, until orders to the
contrary are issued from this office.
The Torpedoes in tue River to be Re
moved.—The torpedoes laid in Savannah
river, near Stoney Bluff, are to be immediate
ly removed. A force will leave tliis morn
ing for the purpose. The steamer Leesburg
has taken up two torpedoes. She was pass
ed by the Shepherd, on her trip down and
received orders to proceed to Augusta.
Capture of Confederate Gunboats at
Augusta —By the fall of Augusta, the Con
federate wooden guuboals Isandigo and Ma
con, built in this city, have fallen into our
Market Pricf.s. —Our market report to
tay exhibits some important alterations in
prices for this week.
ARRIVAL OF THE GRENADA.
LATEST NOBTHEKft NEWS.
New York Dates to the 3d inst.
TWO DAY'S LATSSL
Visit of High Government Offi
cials to Southern Cities.
(.SITED STATES CIVIL COURTS TO BE IM
MEDIATELY PUT IY OPERATION
Restriction. Upon Trade and Commerce
to be Removed or Amended.
Gold 141 3-4. Cotton 46 to 47c.
By the arrival of the steamer Grenada at
Hilton Head yesterday, we baje New Y'ork
papers to May 3d inclusive, from which we
By the courtesy of the officers of the
steamer Resolute, Capt. Cannon, which
brought up a small mail, we are enabled to
furnish our readers with the latest news.
From the New York Herald of May 2d
we extract the following:
The armies of Georgia and Tennessee, com
manded respectively by Generals Slocuinaud
Howard, were under orders on the 28th ult.
to move north, via Richmond to Alexandria,
where they will be disbanded or sent to more
important and active fields of the rebellion,
if any can be said to exist. Our correspond
ence embraces au Important order from Gen.
Howard to the ciiizens along the route of
the proposed march, advising them to re
main at their homes, and assuring them that,
as the war had virtually ended, no indiscrim
inate foraging would be permitted.
The Unionists of North Carolina have
taken strong grounds against the restoration
of the old State government of which Vance
was the head, aud also in favor of the adop
tion of the constitutional amendment abol
The Assassins —The papers are full of
rumors and stories of all sorts concerning the
disposition of the body of Booth, the im
pending trials of the persons already arrested
ou suspicion of complicity in the murder of
the President, and the other persons who are
it is said, soon to be apprehended. From
the immense mass of such material we sift
out the following items us containing all that
is really of importance in the matter.
From the Washington Republican of May
Ist we extract the appended paragraph :
The Body of Booth.— We dislike to de
stroy any of the romances introduced by the
correspondents in their despatches to the
Northern and Western press, but there are
two statements' made which we are author
ized to correct.* First, it is not true that the
body of Booth was photographed on board
the monitor at the navy yard. It was for
bidden to be done. Secondly, neither the
statements detailing the mysterious manner
of finally disposing of the body arc true. Col.
Bakqcaud his brother, Lieut. Baker, ate the
only two persons living who knew what dis
position was made of it, and they are under
oath to reveai the fact to no human be
ing. Any statement professiug to detail how
or where the remains were deposited is not
only guess-work, but a serious reflection
upon the faithfulness of Colonel Baker and
’Atzerodt.-— The Port Tobacco Times of
Thursday says: “We see it stated in some
of our exchanges that G- A. Atzerodt, lately
arrested as one of Booth’s accomplices in the
murder of the late President, has resided iu
this village for twenty years. Such is not
the case. He first came to this place in
1857, since which time he resided here until
a few months back (about Christmas); he
left and went to Washington, where, it seems,
he fell in with Booth and became an accom
plice in his infamous schemes. While here
Atzerodt was looked upon as a harmless, in
offensive fellow, and as especially wautiug
In that species of pluck and daring which
we conceive to be absolutely necessary to
institute the conspirator or assassin.”
•Trial of the Conspirators. —The arrested
persons are to be put at once on their trial,
as will be seen from the following statement.
the court martial,
Os which Major General Foster is presi
dent, now in session . here for the trial of
Hon. B. G. Harris, member oi Congress from
Southern Maryland, who is charged with
persuading rebel soldiers not to take the oath
of allegiance and urging them to return
South and fight again as soon as exchanged,
will not, it Is understood, be dissolved upon
the conclusion of his trial, but will be con
tinued for ffie trial of Booth’s accomplices.
Examination of the Assassins.— The ex
amination of the assassins beiore an ably
organized military commission commenced
iii| this city some days ago. Hanging will
soon begin; Representatives of the press are
excluded from the eomtnuaum room, but the
government have made such arrangements
as will enable full official reports to be made
to the public In due time.
Where tue Plot Originated.— It is posi
tively ascertained, and the evidence is in
possession of the government, that the as
sassination of Abraham Lincoln, the Vice
President and the heads ot the several de
partments of the government, and Lieut.
Gen. Grunt, was will understood in Rich
mond among the leading traitors there, and
that the infernal work was planned in all its
details in Canada! Men who have been
heretofore prominently connected with the
government of tiie Uuited States are known
to have been active in the murderous work.
It 1, also in evidence how much mouey was
paid to the assassin, and who paid it!
I.MI-ORTANT ORDER—REGULATING TRADE AND
BKOBGANIZINO COURTS IN THE SOUTH.
•Washington, May 1, 18G5.
Chief Justice Chase, accompanied by his
daughter Nellie. Mi. W. P. Mellen, General
Supervising Agent of tho Treasury Depart
ment, and Mr. Whitelaw Roeid, of Cincinna
ti, and a number of newly appointed Trea
sury agents, left here this evening upon a
special steamer to visit all the cities aion*
tlie Southern coast Irons Norfolk to New
Orleans, and thence proceed uptheMississip
pi mer as lar as Memphis. Mr. Mellen goes
nut to arrange the working of the Treasury
Department regulations in reference to trade
in the Southern Stales, and Judge Chase to
look after the reorganization of the machine
ry of the United States Ceurts. They carry
with them important proclamations touching
the special objects of their respective mis"
SURRENDER OF TIIE REBEL SECIIETAY OF TIIE
New Orleans, April 24,")
Via Cairo, May 1. f
On the 20th of April Secretary Mallory, of
the Confederate navy, surrendered himself to
Capt. Gibson, of the United States Navy, at
Cincinnati, May 2.
The Sultana Disaster. m
St. Locis, May 1.
Hon. John Covode, of the War Committee
furnishes the following information relative
to the Sultana disaster.
No troops belong to the States east of the
Ohio were lost.
All the eastern troops will be sent to An
Mr. Covode says the boat was overloaded,
her registered cepacity being only for three
huudred and seventy-six passengers, and she
had nearly twenty-two hundred prisoners on
There were other good boats at the time
at Vicksburg, which some of the paroled
soldiers could have been sent home in just as
well as not, but the authorities would not
permit them to leave. .
The paioled prisoners think there is crirn
iuality about the matter.
About two thousaad more paroled prison
ers were at Vicksburg when the Sultana lelt.
Three thousand others were left at Ander
sonville iu consequence of the railroad being
destroyed betvveen Andersonville and Jack
son. They will be sent to Annapolis by way
of the sea.
The agent of the Sutana writes that nearly
seventeen huudred persons were lost by the
All reports agree that not less than fifteen
huudred were lost.
J. Thorp, a guerrilla, was hung to day.
St. Louis, May 2.
NEGOTIATIONS PROGRESSING FOR THE SURREN
DER of kirby sjani’s FORCES.
The Democrat has a special despatch from
Cairo, which says:
The Memphis Bulletin learns that on Sun
day, the 23d of April, negotiations were pro
gressing a few miles below Red River, be
tvveen Col. Sprague, chief-of-staff of Major
Gen. Pope, aud the authorities of the trans-
Mississippi department, for the surrender of
Gen. Kirby Smith's forces.
The Republican has a special despatch
from Cairo, which says that Gen. Calmers
was murdered by some unknown pel sous;
but more reliable information says it was
done by rebel soldiers.
A refugee from Torapkinsville brings re
ports thut the rebel General Maury, late
commander of Mobile, has been superseded
by Gen. Gibson, who commanded a brigade
in the Spanish Forts. He says that the de
moralization among the rebels in that vicini
ty was very great.
The rebel gunboats Morgan and Nashville
there were almost deserted by their officers
From San FrancUeo,
San Francisco, May 1.
The Oregon papers mentlbn the hanging
of fifteen horse thieves and highwaymen in
Walla Walla and Bris counties, by Lynch
law within a shoit time.
Vigilance committees had a list of 150
rogues who will be driven out of* th* coun
try or punished.
Arizona advices to the 12th of April men
tion another fight with the Apaches, in which
twelve Indians were killed, and one soldier
killed and one wounded. The Indians fled.
Gilbert W. Hopkins, a member of the Ari
zona Legislature, Charles Smith, one of the
officers of that body, and several other whites
had lately been murdered by the Indians.
Mining aud business generally is prosper
The crpps In California all look well.
The deposits in the mint during th« last
month amounted to $2,225,000.
Arrived last evening steamer Sierra Ne
vada, from Portland and Victoria, with
$114,000 in gold.
The City taken Possession of on
THE JEFF DAVIS AGROim
The steam tug C. T. Sheppard, Capt Da
vis, from Sand Bar Ferry, three mites below
Augusta, which point she left on Thursday,
reach the wharf in this city on Satuiday
evening. We are indebted to Capt. Davis
On Wednesday Gen. Upton with a detach
ment of his cavalry, and Gen. Wilson, en
tered Augusta and took possession of the
.city. Our little Tug has had hard work this trip,
and has returned with crew and boat worst
ed in dealing with the Jeff Davis, which was
laden with provisions. At Sand Bar Feny,
the Jeff. Davis drawing too much water
grounded; the Sheppard immediately got
out a hawser and alter a fair trial to the extent
of tearing out the after bitts, gave up the at
tempt. The Sheppard returned to Savan
The Jeff. Davis is being dischargedat Sand
Bar Farry ; cargo is to be hauled to Augusta
in wagons. The steamer Amazon was pass
ed by the Sheppard above the obstructions,
making her way up.
CHANGE OP PRICES OP PRODUCE
in the savannah mabaej'.
Turkeys, each $2 00<&$2 60
Pucks, per pair ■> oo
Geese, per pair .V. 3 00
per pair 1 50® 2 00
Heef, fresh, best cut, per lb 30
Bee), fresh, second cut, per lb 20
Pork, fresh, per lb £5
Eggs, per dozen 60
Terrapins, per pair 50
Blackberries, per qn art. 10
Mrawbcrries, »• SO
Green Peas, per half peck 40
lioreyl per lb 20
Turnips, per bnuch 10
Snap Beaus, per quart 60
Fresh Butter, per lb <SO
Fresh Water Trout, per lb 20
backers, per bunch of • * 2ggj(f4o
PULASKI HOUSE, MAY <5, 1363
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Iu Its effects, and most useful in Its application, the
Fragrant Sozouoht has become the most popular Dea.
trldce in existence. -Tis used and praised by BTexr
Sold by all Druggists and Perfumers,
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PLANTATION FOB SALE.
THE SEA ISLAND COTTON PLANTATION,
For, (Hie, situate on Hilton Head Island,
About five miles from Custom House street;
Contains 12 or 1400 acres—4 - r 300 acres heavy wood
Live Oak and Fine, the balance valuable Cotton
Land, or suitable for Early Gardening purpo
ses. Has high banks and deep water on
Broad Creek, suitable for wharves.
Price, $1,600. Address
J. E. WHITE,
ta*ft-tf Box 20 Hilton Head, 8. C
HEADQ’RS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH.
Hilton Quad, S. C., May b, 18 05-
Ho. 68. /
To enable all men absent from their commands to be
properly mustered out of service at the expiration of
their term, the following regulations will be strictly
Ist. Wheuev# enlisted men are separated from their
Companies on furlough, detached serviceapr in hospi
tals, they will be furnished by their Comtmindiug Ofli
cers with descrivtlvc lists, on which will be shown all
the data affecting their pay, clothing accounts, dec.
2d. Commanders of regiments, battalions, or detach
ments, in this Department, will Immediately cause de
scriptive lists of ail enlisted men now absent from the
Department, as prisdbers of war, on detached service,
or in hospital.*, to be forwarded direct to theChlef Mus
tering Officer of their respective St ates, and incase one
wa9 furnished the soldier at the time he left his com
mand, the copy herein directed to be furnished such
Chief Mustering Officer will be marked across the face,
By command ot Major-General Q. A GILLMORE.
T. D. Hodoib,
Capt. 36tb U. S. C. TANARUS„ Act. Aset. Adjt. General.