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The Savannah Daily Herald. BV 8. W. MASON AND CO. SAVA> NAH. WEDNESDAY. MAV 17, 1866. Aecjcsri— An Augusta paper of the 14th Inst., is received, but it contains absolutely nothing of interest. Another Arrival of Paroled Prisoners. The steamer Jelf Davis from Poor Robin, with a large number of paroled prisons, ar rived about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. — The prisoners, of whom there are about five hundred, and a large number ot citizens and ladies, embarked on the Amazon at Augusta on Sunday. They were transferred to the Jeff Davis at Poor Robin on Monday even ing, which lauding she left at six o’clock yes terday morning. Tlie following Is a list of officers and men belonging to Savannah. Col. Edward C. Anderson, Major Alfred Bryan, Major E W. Diummoud, lady and 2 children, C’apt. W. D. Dicson, Miss J. H- Posey, Capt. Wm. B. Jackson, Surgeon VV, S. Lawton, Lyde Goodwin, T. O. McClesky, Engineer Navy, I. Robider, Henry Schuider, Wm. J. Bee, Charles H. Knapp, Wm. Thomas, Raymond CVrcopley, Wm. Fulton, A. C. Reagan, Henry Hicks, Usina, Lt Branch, C. Gassman, James Hunter, Jr. The following belong to other States : Gen. Ruggles, Va. ;Capt. W. Homing, La. ; Surgeon Hopkins, Va..; Surgeon J. G. Thompson, Capt. Geo. E. Taylor, Va.; Capt. J. M. Goodman, wife and 2 daughters, Capt. J. A. Akers, Tenn.; Capt. H. C. Culkin, N. O.; Surgeon J. G. Boatright, B. Hum, N. O. Preparations fob the Assassination.—The testimony taken before the military court for trial of the men and women concerned in the assassination ot Mr. Lincoln and the attempt ed murder of Mr. Seward, developes a plot of marvellous perfection, the preparation of the details of which must have been in hand for months, and have demanded enormous sums of money, and the exertions of supe rior intellects. The W ashingtou correspon dent of the Philadelphia Press says “It Is al ready known that before Booth shot the President men were stationed to cut tele graph wires, and to open the gates along the roads upon which he fled, and even to provide refreshment for his horse; and doubt less the same preparations were made for the baffled murderer who sought Mr. Seward’s life, aud the assassins who laid in wait for other public men. Nothing proves this the ory more clearly than the manner in which the preparations at Ford’s theatre were made, showing uot one hand or one brain, but sev eral ; and it is stated that the leap of Booth from the box to the stage had been rehears ed. But we must await the publications of the details which, if not at an early, will cer t duly be made known to the people at a later day." President Johnson and the Temperance Movement. —At the twenty-ninth anniversary of the American Temperance Union, the temperate character of the late President was alluded to in touching terms, and con fidence was expressed that President John son would follow in the steps of hi 9 lament en predecessor. The foliowing resolution was also introduced: Resolved. That in the violent removal of our beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, which fills our nation with sadness, we ho and In thankfulness his high appreciation of the temperance cause, which he commended to all classes by example and precept. We re joice that his successor, Andrew Johnson, distinguished for decision aud firmness, has so readily signed the declaration, previously made by twelve Presidents, favoring the en tire disuse of all ardent spirits, especially by young raeu ; and we must re-affirm with in creasing strength, that total abstiueuce from all intoxicating liquors in all high civil and military circles is absolutely essential to the Bafety aud prosperity of our growing empire. The National Armies and the Invaders of Mexico.— -The remarkable turn which affairs have taken in relation tq Mexico will call to mind a visit which the Mexican Gen eral Doblado and Senor Romero paid to the Army of the Potomac in October, 1864. Senor Romero states that ho was assured on that occasion, by various high officers of that attny, that they should not consider their work accomplished until the European in traders had been driven out of Mexico, and that it appeared to be the unanimoua.wlsh of both officers aud men to contiuue aud ter minate there the campaign which had been commenced here. Belgium is accused by Senor Romero,the MexicanJMinister at Washington of conni vance at the enlistment of men in that coun try to form Maximillian’s Foreign Legion for the invasion of Mexico. The old Savaunah steamship line Is again talked of, and will probably be put in opera tion soon. Fol * Place —Governor Andrew WUh Matthl ‘ w Howland, •of New Bedford, Mass., one day last' week in the fulfilment of a promise to take tea there, on the dawn of peace, from the tiller tea service which formerly belonged to WU- Howland n,&nd “ » How TO Wear the Ribbons—A canitnl reply was that of the French writer Leon Gozlan, to a person who consulted him a , to how he should wear his newiy acquired riK. bon of the Legion of Honor. ‘That de pends, my dear sir; when a man has done something to deserve it, he puts it in his but ton-hole; when he gets in unmeritedlv he puta it into bis pocket. ” y ’ ae EMIGRATION TO MEXICO— RECRUIT ING FOR THE MEXICAN ARMY FILIBUSTERING— I THE MONROE DOC TRINE. Companies are about being formed at the North tor emigration to Sonora, one of the Mexican provinces. The Courier des Etas Cnis, supposes these to lie Filiibustering, expeditions under the name of emigration schemes. Invitations have been held out to the discharged voluuteers ot the United States Army to join these emigration com panies under jjfejwetful inducements of gain to some, Rtjd by appeals to others, who. from higher motives, favour the Mouroe doc trine. It is not improbable that numbers may be attracted to the standard of some ambitious chief from these mixed motives. The Conn er Jes Etats Unis complains of these enlistments as violations of our neu trality laws, and so they undoubedly would Ire if they were of the character alleged ; but how are the proofs to be attained that they are enlistments for the Juarez Government, in the disguise of emigration schemes ? That the real design of these expeditious is mask ed, we have no doubt, and that some of them will degenerate into Filibustering en terprises, we have even less doubt. There are numbers of discharged officers and sol diers who would be willing to carve out their fortunes with their swords in a country that opens so wide a field for daring adven ture as Mexico, while there are others hav ing no civil occupation would not be averse to jcJin any body of adventurers having kin dred inclinations. The Imperial government of Mexico can of course make no formal complaint, not be ing yet recognized by the United States. Among the on dlls there is one that is scarcely worthy of belief. It is stated that M. Montholon has remonstrated with our government against these enlistments. Now r it is inconceivable on what ground France could have the right to remonstrate in the premises. The party aggrieved, if there is any grievance, is the Emperor of Mexico,and he is precluded from the exercise of this right, his authority not being recognized. If only the nominal sovereignty resides in Maximilian and the supreme power is in reality exercis ed by Louis Napoleon, the United States are not bound to know this or the character of the secret arrangements entered into be tween the two Emperors. Eugland and Spain have given their tacit consent that France shall enforce their common claims on Mexico by military force, and the French Emperor, taking advantage of the weakness of the luarez government, may have extended aid to Maximilian to place him on the throne of Mexico aud to sustain him in that position, for a valuable consideration—the cession of certain Mex ican provinces. With such arrangements the United States have nothing to do. With regard to the alleged cession of So nora, the province to which, it is said, emi gration is directed, notes have been passed between Mr. Seward and M. Romres,tlie Min istei of the Mexican Republic. The latter pro tests against any transfer us the' above prov ince by the Emperor ct Mexico. Mr. Sew ard with diplomatic wariness receives the protest, and merely states that it will be placed among the archives of the State De partment. But .whether the issue oi these expeditions be pacific colonization and permanent settle ment, or filiibustering, complications are sure to arise. The American Government may be anxious to preserve peaceful relations with France and all the world, but popular opin ion may impel it on a course of policy to which it may be disinclined. The Monroe doctrine, with the people of the United States has become more than a declaration—it has been invested with the sanctity oi a sentiment. It was the emanation of a sincere Republican, whose name it bears. It has become part and parcel of the creed of Democracy. That no other than Democrat ic principles shall rule on this continent has been consecrated in the affections of the American people. Sooner or later the con test will take place,.whether Monarchical or Republican institutions are to be in the as cendant on this continent. This conflict may not take place until one of the parties is recruited, which has just come forth triumphant out of an exhaust ing war, nor does it follow that it will be between any one of the Euro pean powers and the United States. In the combinations that the future may develope, there may be alliances formed between the European powers, for the mainten ance ts the Monarchic and principle, and be tween the powers on this Continent, for the maintenance of Democracy. *** At an evening party, a very elderly lady was dancing with a young paituer A stranger approached Jerrold, who was look ing' on, and said : “Pray, sir, can vou fell me who is the yemog gentleman dancing with that elderly lady ?" “Oue of the hu mane society, I should think, "replied Jerrold. A pious juryman in Nevada, when going out with a case,devoutly knelt before render ing his verdict and prayed for wisdom from above, to enlighten the mind, and ripen the judgment of the jury, that they might give a righteous Verdict. The increase of salmon in the English riv ers is spoken encouragingly of. The salmon protection laws are operutig beneficially and it is proposed to extend them to irout Troiul in this vicinity, we have always found able to protect themselves. Why are miners like nervous people ? Be ©'use they are ore anxious. Important Order In Relation to the Seiz ure of Captured and Abandoned Property and the Regulation of Trade. INSTRUCTIONS TO THE TREASURY AGENT AT SAVANNAH. The following important document, issued 3 r esterday in this city, by Hon. W. P. Mellen General Agent of the Treasury Department, has been transmitted to us for publication : Savannah, Ga., May 16, 1865. To Albert G. Browne, Esq. Supervising Special Agent, Treasury Depart ment, Fifth Special Agency: Sib: —To correct misunderstanding and to secure uniform action by Agents of the Trea sury Department in collection of captured and abandoned property, all agents will be required to observe the following directions. No property owned by individuals and now in their possession will be treated as cap tured, except such as has been taken by the National forces from hostile possession, and has been or shall be turned over to agents of the Treasury Department under military orders. No property will be treated as abandoned except such as has been or shall be found ac tually deserted aud out of the custody of the lawful owners or their agents, and no house hold goods,appurtenances,or furniture will be touched by agents of the Treasury Depart ment under any circumstances, except for the purpose of keeping the same carefully stored subject to directions from the Secreta ry of the Treasury. Any property, which there is satisfactory reason to believe has belonged to the late so called Confederate Government will be treat ed as abandoned, when found by Agents of the Treasury Department, or will be treated as captured, when taken and turned over under Military orders. No authority whatever can be given to purchase products in States heretofore declar ed in insurrection, except for account of the United States, until aftei the President shall declare that the insurrection has been sup pressed, or shall otherwise make such pur chase lawful, or the Act of Congress, approv ed July 2, 1864, shall be changed. You will, by every proper means, encour age a return to industrial pursuits in your agency. All products of free labor heretofore pro duced within the National lines, as then de signated, or hereafter produced in the States of Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Geor gia, Florida, aud so much of South Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi, as shall be declared within the lines of occupation by the Depart ment Commanders thereof, may be taken, or sent to market In the loyal States by the pro ducers on their own account, without sale to the United States, or any charge except the internal revenue tax, and the intercourse fees prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. All products other than of free labor, pro duced in insurrectionary States, prior to the order of the Secretary ot War extending the lines of military occupation, dated April 17, 186f>, be told to agents appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to purchase lor the United States. These ageut9 will be lo cated at all the Atlantic and Gulf ports im mediately, and will pay for such property thfee-fourths (3-4) of the New York market price. Arrangements will be immediately made in your agency for unrestricted trade in the sale of all supplies not contraband of war. All persons who take the oath of loyalty will be permitted to bring such supplies, in any quantity desired by them, to all mili tary posts in your agency, and there to sell the same to all loyal persons, in unrestricted amounts. The purpose of the Government is to es tablish in all districts where good order is maintained by the Inhabitants, as nearly an unrestricted trade as poscible under the pres ent law; and you will be careful to sec that the above directions are carried out in your agency, aud that all technicalities are avoided which are not absolutely required under the law. I am your ob’t serv’t, W r M. P. Mellen, General Agent Treasury Dept. A well-cut coat and faultless linen might have practical effects on the inner processes of thought, at present too vague, lawless, and assuming for this world’s use. The young man, wholly indifferent about his dress, will be found to have tracts of his brain deficient or wholly uncultivated—will want that harmony between body and soul essential to the perfect man. It is so much moie common for care of the body to pre dominate that education does not sufficiently provide agaiust the other extreme. Parents through tear of foppery, allow untidiness! It is so great an evil tor a human being to be intent ou mere wants and instincts, that w<* do not see the evil there is in the same hum- a being becoming a mere book, and as suet naturally indifferent to its binding.— lilac-k wood. An immense iron mine lias been discovered at Sarina,Cahada,cropping out in the form of black saud, oa the beach stretching from the city to Bosanquet. It is computed that in one bank there 370.000 tons, worth $25 per ton, and John McEvoy, of Port Edward, has secured it. At Norton, near Malton, Eng, a young female sitting up with her lover to whom she was shortly to be married, was burned to death by her dress taking fire from a brand that fell upon the hearth before which thev were both sitting, asleep, J Fashionable drawing-rooms during the conscription— Provoat Marshals’ offices (We were obliged to defer the publication of the following entertaining account of the latest action-at-law of the great barrator, the Count Johannes, sent us by our regular New York correspondent under date of his last letter.) THE MODERN DON QUIXOTE IN COURT. Tbe redoubtable Don Quixote of the legal prolession,-Count Johannes, vulgarly ealhd George Jones, has again been in court. The suit was for damages in $25,000 agaiust Stephen R. Fisk, for an alleged libel in the Leader, reflecting upon his performances as Hamlet and his title as Count. The wit nesses were the two counsel in the case— Johannes for himself, and A. Oakey Hall for the defendant, but were put upon the staud each by the opposing party. Mr. Hall first made an address in behalf of his client, expressing his embarrassment as a republican pitted against a noble count and chevalier, and likewise that of his client, but venturing to hope that the jury would not allow any prejudice in favor of aristocracy to militate agaiust his client. He hoped the}’ would view the case not as between a member of the aristocracy and a plebeian, but as between yeoman and yeoman, and knowing the magnetism of the presence of an aristocratic member of the community, threw himself upon their indulgence. He then called the Count, stating he had no desire to have him sworn, but would rely on his chivalry and his honor. The Count waxed wroth, and must submit to no such tricks, he would be sworn, and he was sworn. Mr. Hall to the Count, “you must excuse me it I drop the Count, I must under the law call you something." The Count— •‘call me plaintiff, as to swearing if it w r as in France there would be a duel." Mr. Hall, “now Count, don’t frighten me more than you have." Next followed a series of ques tions touching the origin of the Count’s title, and his testimonial benefit, during which Hall asking the Count what was his real name, to which he replied “Johannes ; En glish, Jones, Salinized Joannes; the title was thrust upon him; worse accepted title ; why not he; Thompson accepted title, why not he." He added “Hall you will be great one of these days." Mr. Hall “Perhaps I shall be Count Oakey.” The count—“Then I’ll introduce you in society.” Mr. Hall—“As the jury might raise a question, won’t you recite the cele brated ‘To be or not to be V ” The count— “ Yes, if you will pay me fifty dollars; I never do it for less." The count then pro ceeded to detail how he got his bible. Mr. Hall asked, “In which line his heir’s tail, to use a legal phrase, descends.” The count replied, “In the female line horizontally; in the male perpendicularly. I did not object to being descended from Joan of Arc; she is one of my heroines." In answei to a ques tion the count said lie never deserted his demon daughter or her mother; they desert ed him; he left England for America to do as Sickles did, but when came here, his enemy was dead. • Mr. Hall next questioned the plaintiff re lative to his suit against Horace Greeley, and dismisJtag the witness, said he could, if he wished, cross-examine himself. The Court then called Mr. Hall as bis witness, was sworn, and testified that In May, 1864, he wa9 an amateur contributor for the Leader. His further relations in the paper were ob jected to as irrelevant, and the Count with drew the question. There was no summing up. The Sheriff charged .the jury, for the case was tried by a Sheriff s jury, aud the jury gave a verdict of SIOO for the Count, proving, in the language of Artemus Ward, in reference to an organ grinder, “he was a Count once, but he's of no account now." Heart Disease and Tobacco.— Scientific men in France have little friendship for the odious weed, and the following extract from the Medical Times and Gazette shows that they have good cause for antipathy. We wish it might convey a warning to young men in this country : M Decaisne, in a communication to the Academie des Sciences, exhibits another clause iu the heavy bill of indictment against the abuse of tobacco. He states that "in the course of three years he has met, among eighty-threo inveterate smokers, twenty one instances of marked intermittencc of the pulse, occurring in men of 37 to 42 years of age, and not to be explained by organic lesion of the heart.— The absence of such lesion or other condi tions of health capable of inducing intermis sion of the action of the heart, and the fact that in nine of these instances, in which the U9e of tobacco was abandoned, the normal action ot the system was restored, M. De caisne believes will justify him in concluding that in certain subject* tbe abuse of tobacc o may give rUe to a condition! which may be termed ‘narcotism of the heart, ’ character ized by intermission in the movements of that organ and in • the pulsations of the radial artery; and that, in some cases, a suspen sion or diminution in the practice of smoking is sufficient to cause an entire -disappearance of this irregularity. An Irish barrister, when he fust domiciled in Liverpool, was troubled with “mver a brass farthing,” and he “oust upon a time” described his poverty as follows: “ When I first came to Liverpool I was in perfact rags; the smallest hole in my shirt was the one I stuck my head through; and I had to have that, my only 3hirt, w’ashed by the dozen, for it was iu twelve pieces.” A cat caught a sparrow and was about to devour it, blit the sparrow said: “No gentleman eats till he washes hi 9 face.” The cat, struck at the remark, set the sparrow down, aud began to wash lii9 face with Ills paw, but the sparrow flew away.— This vexed puss extremely, and he said : “ As long as I live I will eat first and wash my face afterwards,” which*ll cats do, even to this day. FIFTEEN FOLLIES" ~ 1. To think that the more a man eato o fatter and stronger he will become he 2 To believe that the more hours 8 the faster tliev learn ' n conclude that if exercise is good fn. the h-altii, the more violent aud evi it is, the more good is done exLau^g 4. To imagine that every hour taken sleep is an hour gained. 5. To act on the presumption tb it Sep in. r °° m lQ the boUse islar S e eiift 6. To argue that whatever remedy cau«u one to feel immediately better is “ rood tff * the system, without regard to more uhLS effectsl The “ soothing syrup,™°/sr^S5 r pie, does stop the cough for children S does arrest diarrhoea, only to cause, a iffi ater, alarming convulsions, or the more Si inflammation of the brain, or water on the ease 1 ’ eaSt ’ 11 always Protracts the dis 7. To commit an act which is felt in itself to be prejudicial hoping that some how 0 pirnity. 1 m&7 bC d ° Ue 1U y ° Ur Caßli with S S. To advise another to take a remedv which you have uot tried on youraeft without making special inquiry whether’ all the conditions are alike. u 9. To eat without an appetite, or continue to eat after it has been satiated, mere y to gratify the taste. to 10. To eat a hearty supper for the pleasure experienced during the brief time It i 3 oasst ing down the threat, at the expeuse of a whole night of dxstuibed sleep, and a wearv waking in the morning. y ! m l!'/°/. e T a porti . oa of the clothing immediately after exercise, when the most stupid drayman in New York knows that if he does not put a cover on his horse the moment he ceases work in winter, he will ■ lose him m a fe w days by pneumonia J, 2 ; To contend that because the dirtiest children m the street, or on *Le highwav are hearty and healthy, that, therefore, it is healthy to be dirty; forgetting that continu ous daily exposure to the pure out-door air in joyous, unrestrained activities, is such a powerful agency for health that those who live thU9 are well, in spite ot rags and filth -13. To presume to repeat, later in life without injury, the indiscretions, exposures and intemperances which in the flush of youth were practiced with impunity. 14. To believe that warm air is necessarily impure, or that pure, cool air is necessarily more healthy than the confined air of a close and crowded vehicle; the latter, at most, can only cause fainting or nausea; while entering a conveyance after walking briskly, lowering a window, th«s while still, exposed to a draught, will give a cold infallibly, or an at tack of pleurisy or pneumonia, which will cause weeks and months of suffering, if not actual death within four days. 15. To “remember the Sabbath day’’by working harder and later on Saturday than on any other day in the week, with a view to sleeping late nextmorning, and staying at home alktlay to rest, conscience being quiet ed by the plea of not “feeling very well”— Hales Journal of Health. Disappointed Love.— To a man, the dis appointment of love may occasion some bitter pangs; it wounds some feelings of*tender ness, it blasts some prospects of felicity; but he is an active being; he can dissipate his thoughts in the whirl of varied occupation, or plunge into the tide of pleasure, or if the scene of disappointment be too full of pain ful associations, he can shift his abode at will, and taking, as it were, the wings of the morn ing, can fly to the uttermost parts of ths earth, and be at rest—but womau’s is com paratively a fixed, a secluded, and a medita tive life; she is more the companion of her own thoughts and feelings; and if they are turned to ministers of sorrow, where shall she look for consolation! Her lot is to be wooed and won; and if unhappy in her love, her heart is like some fortress that has been captured and abandoned and left desolate, Grecian Statistics. —From a late Athen ian paper we extract the following state ments In regard to the progress of Greeoe in productiveness and In population: The ex tent of land under cultivation has Increased more than fifty per cent, since 1821. The amount of cereals produced has very nearly doubled in the same poriod. The currant crop, which hardly existed until after 1821, now amounts on an average to 12,000,000 francs. Cotton, which was then raised only la very small quantities for domestic use, is now exported to the amount of 9,000,000 francs per annum. Wine Is exported to the amount of about 1,000,000 lrancs. The three great obst ides to the rapid develope ment of agricultural industry in Greece are, the acarcity of laborers, the fact that so largo a portion of the lands are public pro; e.’ty, (these being rroslly untilled), and tbe want of capital. The population, which in 1833 was only 712,000 is now 1,140,0J0 exc’usive of the lonian Islands, now ju?t annexed. — The growth of population, as compared with other European couutries, is rapid. The an nual increase is fifty per cent, greater than in Prussia, more than twice as great as in Russia, Italy, and England, and four or five times as great as in France and Austria. HOTEL ARRIVALS. PORT ROYAL HOTEL (HILTON HEAD;, MAY If. T Birker, U S C T. G B Millington, P H Butler, Virginia. PLce, * •* w O T !? rr< 7 r * J A Lee, VVJJVuod, “ T G Richardson, JB Branham, •• J P <*oo..aelL “ J H Watrous, Savnnnah. J R Picton, M Gadon, “ Lt Cady, iv! ‘ ‘ J N Keno, New Orleans, f: FBrlckett U 8 N. Lt P Hope, I6th lowa V. Beaufort. Q N Wyman, Augusta. WDayA. 5 9 th N Y Car. A B Marvin, NY? Capt V G iJelmle, H Head. MINIATURE ALMANAC—THIS WEEK- I Z IT ~~ ilighlVater . Rises (Son Sets l Moon Sets morn. I M... 6 1 I «51 I 111 j 10 34 *!J|Tn.. 6 9 662 I H4B 12 P.O }l '' 8 0 I «62 | morn eve. 22 *8 |Th .. 469 ■6 63 018 X2O 19 IPr .. 468 |6 64 1 6 222 90 I Ba.. 468 I 664 146 324 21 1 S ... 4C7 ] 655 ga? 427 —f— —y -fm gTEAMER ‘*GEN. R. E. LEJ£«» FOR SALE.' Pursuant to Instructions of the General Command- Department ot South, the steamer “Oen. t* wuj be offered at private sale for six days from date, at the expiration of which time, if not sold, it wd. be put up at auction and sold to the highest bid- D. K KNOWLTON. Lient. 175th N. Y. V., and A. Q. M., maim x n charge of Marine Re-air Slype. _ J^OST. A Black Leather Bag, from Ihe boat Davis, from Augusta to Bavannnb, contains ■ ladles, wearing ap parel. A reward will be paid if on leaving the above at lU Puiaiki Boue. mayl7 2