Savannah daily herald. (Savannah, Ga.) 1865-1866, June 05, 1865, Image 2
The Savannah Daily Herald. aW. MaKuT& CO ftWIWEWBS. S*nri£i W. Mason KmTOB. SAVANNAH. MONDAY, JUNE 5, 1805. the important sews of satirdav. Vreat Demand for tfae Herald Extra. The important news brought by the 1 ris tmm Shandy created considerable excitement in Savannah, and the demand was great for the Herald Extra, coutaiting. as it did, the Amnesty Proclamation in full, the procla mation reorganizing the North Carolina State Government, Attorney General Speed’s opin ion relative to the Amnesty Proclamation, the announcement ot the arrival of distin guished State prisoners at Fort Pulaski, the designation of the new commands assigned to Major Generals in the tegular army, aud other important news. Several editions were exhausted, aud we might have disposed of a much larger number tliau were sold, but we discontinued printing yesterday morning in season te avoid any annoyance to church goers is the forenoon. Tlv matter in the Extra is re-printed on our firsl Jiage this morning, and we also .give much oßier news from our full tiles of North Army and Navy Lincoln Monument.— The movement for tlur erection of a monu ment to President Lincoln from contributions of the soldiers and sailors cannot fail to meet with favor universally in the service. Abra ham Lincoln was regarded by the common soldier aud sailor with a veneration and love which no military leader or civil magistrate ever before commanded. His sterling up rightness and his far-seeiug practical wis dom in the conduct of public affairs won their respect tor him as their President; his plainness, simple good-heartedness, aud un affected interest in their behalf, won their affection for him as a man and friend. No monument nobler or more enduring could be conceived than that already reared in sacred memory to him in the hearts of “his hoys” in the Army aud Navy. Yet there is not one of them in the legions of the service who ha 9 not waited for some opportunity to tes tify in a practical manner his deeply felt respect for Abraham Lincoln's tnem mory. We are glad to sec that this project is to be carried forward energetically and system atically, for it is not too much to say that among the many monuments to be reared to the “Savior of his Country” not one will bear a prouder significance, not one will con vey to posterity a more grateful and touch ing memorial of the beloved and venerated Lincoln, than that which the hand of every soldier and silor of the Union helped to raise. From Macon. Ga. —From a gentleman, re cently arrived, a merchant of Macon, we learn that business is re-opening in that city to an extent wholly unprecedented. Good order reigns in the city, aud no surplus pop ulation is permitted, either of refugees, pa roled men or negroes from plantations. Gen. Wilson, by his courtesy, kindness and firm discipline, has wen the confidence of the people of Macon. The following were the ruling prices for produce, etc., when our informant left Ma con: Corn, one dollar per bushel; corn meal, ditto; wheat flour, five cents per pound; coffee, twelve and a half cents per pound ; ladies’ gaiters, two dollars to two fifty; cal ico, a good article, twenty-five cents per yard; lineu goods, according to quality, twenty-five cents to one dollar per yard; bacon, ten to twelve and a half cents per pouud. Kulikf of the Gakuisox at Fort .Pulas w.—On yesterday forenoon two companies ot the Gill U. S. regular infantry were thor oughly Inspected in front of their quarters at the Central Railroad Depot. They imme diately proceeded from their quarters to the steamer Emilio, aud will relieve the two companies of the 9th Conn. Vet. Vol. Battal ion who have been performing duty at that post tor several months. The detachment was escorted to the wharf by the splendid brass band of the regiment aud their drum corps. A Mi kmi.kkk Arrested- — A few weeks since wc noticed the murder, near Goldsl»oro, N. ('., ofCapt. McGuire, of the 17~»th New* York Volunteers. The murderer, Col. Hart, of the fith Georgia Cavalry, was arrested a few days since at Augusta, Georgia, and is now incarcerated in the jail of Savannah. From the evidence taken at a Coroner’s lu quest, held on the body of Qapt. McGuire, it appeals that the act was willful. Grand Bali..— The Germans, and all others of the city who have been accustomed to celebrate in a testal manner what is known to many Christian Churches as the feast of the Penticost. will find that by attending at the \ olks Garten, on Monday night next, they will have an opportunity of joining with others iu an appropriate commemora tien of that festival. Fro* Augusta —The U. s" Iron Trans port Savannah, Capt. Eldridge arrived in this city on Saturday evening last, with U. S. mails, passengers, a large nmnUer of pa roled prisoners and the convalescents of (*3i. Washburn’s Brigade We are indebt ed to Capt. Miller, in charge of the Savan nah, for favors. , No More Provost Passes Required.— An important order from Gen. Grover on this •übject appears elsewhere. THE HEW 10RK HERALD’S PLAN FDR PAYING OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT. About the middle of May the New York Herald promulgated au idea for payiug off ! at one grand swoop our Immense war debt, ;indllms leaving the country free oftaxarion The plan was to divide the debt—which is ! estimated at three thousand millions of dol lars—into one hundred and fifty thousand shares of twenty thousand dollars each, these shares to be taken up by our wealthy men, and the Herald offered to Start the scheme by taking two shares on its own ac count. The plan appeared so monstrously improb able that it provoked at first considerable sneering and remark from rival newspapers; but no sooner did it get fairly before the business community than the responses were so liberal and so numerous as to demonstrate that if the scheme be pressed with vigor, the entire debt may be paid off in the first half of the next fiscal year Commodore Vanderbilt uobly headed the list with a subscription of five hundred thou sand dollars, and in u week there were sub - scriptions enough offered in sums of ten thousand dollars and over, to amount to many millions of dollars. Besides this, there were dozens of projects offered and discussed to so modify the plan as to enable not only those who are able to give by thousands, but to permit every man who cares to contribute even a single dollar to clo so. Someone of those schemes will, doubtless, be adopted, so that the “Roll of Honor” may be made to include the names of every donor, whether he contributes a dollar or half a million. There is perfect justice only iu some plau which shall ac knowledge by name the receipt" of every amount, however large or small. The Her ald thus comments on its own plan : It is of course understood that none of these subscriptions are to be paid up until the whole amount is subscribed for. It is no part of the plan to pay off a quarter or one half of the debt, while capitalists who have withheld their subscriptions profit by the liberality of those who subscribe. There are enongli rich men in this country to pay the whole debt before the Ist of January next, and it must be done. Then Congress will at once abolish all taxation, and the Secre tary of the Treasury will place the country in the financial position which it occupied five years ago. After all, these subscriptions are but paying our taxes in advance. Com modore Vanderbilt subscribes five hundred thousand dollars. In five years his taxes would reach that amount, it is bette* for the rich men and better for the poor men to abolish the debt and the taxation without delay, ending the present cumbersome sys tem of collecting revenue and the espionage upon our incomes and our silver, and re storing the republic to the proud position of a nation which owes no man a dollar. The financial year ends in July, and before next January we ought to have all the shares taken. The understanding is that no money is to be paid until they are all taken, and that cash down is to be the rule when the subscription is filled. Congress and Secreta ry McCulloch will arrange all the details lor the receipt of the money and the discharge of the national debt. The debt, of England is only four thousand million of dollars, and the English government considers itself hap py if, once in a while, it can reduce the debt three millions a year. But we want to show the world that, after raising the largest army in the world to suppress the largest rebellion the world evor saw, we can pay off the larg est debt ever contracted in so short a space of time without waiting for the slow process of taxation and gradual reduction. Two Men Shot by a U. S. Police Offi cer.—Yesterday afternoon a number of men belonging to the Gth IT. S. Infantry, quarter ed at the Central Railroad Depot, were ab sent without leave from quarters. They had been freely supplied with liquor by some unknown parties, and under its influence assailed the house of Miss Lucretia Wright, residing northeast corner of Harrison and Ann streets, and attempted by force to enter the premises. Sergeant Wood, of the U. S. Police requested the soldiers to desist, as they were violating the laws. Imme diately they turned on Sergeant Wood and cut him five times on the back of the head, tearing the scalp to the scull. He was struck on the forehead with a slung shot. Sergeant Wood, covered with blood, alter being repeatedly knocked down, rallied, and getting bis right arm Iree, passed it to his lett side, drew his revolver and at the first shot hit one of his assailants in the abdomen, the ball passing through the kidneys aud inflicting a mortal wound. The second shot cut the scalp of one of the assail ants. At this stage ol the combat several of the Bth Indiana Regiment came to the rescue aud drove off the assailants of Sergeant Wood. The injured men were removed to the Post (Pavillion House) Hospital where the}' received Medical attendance. Accident.— On Saturday afternoon last near Green island, south-east of Savannah and south of Warsaw Sound a painful aeoi dent occurred. It appears that several col ored persons were in a boat and had a sail set, bound for Green Island. Approaching within a mile of the Island the wind died away, aud it became necessary to use oars. One of the men, -while putting out his oar with the others,struck the hammer of a mus ket lying iu tne stern of the boat, which was discharged. The following parties were in jured : Isaac Boston, right leg and supposed iracture; Davy Green, in both legs; Lyman Green, both legs and arm ; Epliram Reglar, both legs. It is feared that Isaac Boston will have to suffer the amputation of his leg. Medical attendance was promptly forwarded to the sufferers. .ffi. List of Interments. —Ms shall publish this evening a list of interments in Savannah Cem eteries tor the month of May. THE YELLOW FEVER PLOT. The investigations now' being made iu Washington, seem to show conclusively and without the shadow of a doubt that the hellish scheme of introducing yellow fever into the loyal States, by means of intecting clothing, was deliberately adopted as a part of the Rebel war policy: that the Rebel leaders in the South, aud their sympathisers in Canada, were cognizant ot It and aided it in every possible manner; that the Confederate Cou gress made an appropriation of $200,- 000 to carry the plot into effect, and that it onl}' failed from some cause not at present known to us. The clothing was purchased, was infected by Dr. Blackburn and others, was brought into the North and sold at auction, that seeming to he the readiest means of introducing the goods to the loyal people of the North and of the army. So thoroughly had Dr. Blackburn done his infernal work that, to use his own words, the clothing iu one specified trunk “would kill at sixty yards,” and we can attribute the former immunity of our armies from yellow feuer and small [pox, either to the influences of the colder climate of the North, to the fact that the plpt was discovered in time to make" people exceedingly careful about wearing goods that could not be traced directly to the manufacturer, or perhaps even to a more direct interposition of that overruling Provi dence which has protected the fortunes, and at last signally justified the North iu its strug gle with Rebellion. The testimony on this subject which was taken at Washington on the 29th ult., is to the following effect ; it is so lengthy that we are compelled to condense it very much, and can only pretend to give its spirit. Godfrey J. Hyams, ol Toronto, C. W., testified that iu December, 1862, he met in Toronto, Dr. Blackburn, whom he knew to be in the rebel service. Blackburn took Hyams to a private room aud asked him if he was willing to go on an expedition in which he would make a hundred thousand dollars aud receive more glory than the rebel General Lee. Witness finally consented. Here the matter seems to have dropped for nearly or quite two years, but last May wit ness received a letter from Dr. Blackburn, dated at Havaua, iu consequence ot which be went to Halifax, N. S.,where, on the 12th of July last, he again met Blackburn, and where arrangements were made for the dis tribution of the infected clothing, and for transporting the trunks to New York, Phila delphia and other northern cities. Black burn stated that his object was to destroy the Union army; that the clothing was infected with yellow fever, and that other parties were engag'ed with him iu infecting goods, amounting to one million dollars worth, with that disease and the small pox. The witness understood from Blackburn that clothing in a valise which was sent to President Lincoln was infected with both diseases. When witness returned to Hamilton, Canada, he met Clay and Holcombe, the rebel agents, who con gratulated him on his success, and he tele graphed to Dr. Blackburn, who came down the next night; and when witness told him what he had done he said it was all right, as Big No. Two had gone to Washington aud he was sure it would kill at sixty yards.— Blackburn told Hyams that Thompson, another ot the rebel agents in Canada, would pay him, aud he • went to Thompsou, who stated that he would be paid when they heatd the goods had been delivered according to instructions. The witnesses'showed them a letter frprn Wall & Cos„ when Thompson gave him fifty dollars ou account. The account of the witness, of his meeting Clay, Holcombe, Thompson, Young. Pres ton, Beverly Tucker, and other rebel sym pathizers in Canada, is very circumstantial, and his description of their congratulations on hearing his report of his success iu dispos ing of the infected goods in the cities of the North, implicate, beyond the shadow' of a doubt, those prominent Rebels. Jacob Thompson, in peison, paid him fifty dollars on each of two occasions, which is all the money the witness (who passed by the name ot Harris while at the North) ever received for his share in the transaction. Mr. Wall, an auction and commission merchant of Washington, and Mr. A. Bremier, his clerk, testified to the receipt in August last, from Harris, otherwise Hyams, of five trunks con taining the infected clothing, and to selling the same at auction the next day for #142 90. This is a summary of all the testimony which has, as yet,been takeu on this particu lar question, but it is of so direct and positive a nature as to leave no room for doubt of the actual existence of the horrible plot, and of the guilty complicity ip it of many of the prommeut leaders of the Rebellion. New York Banking House— We call at tention to the advertisement of Erinstein, Ros‘*nfeld & Cos., Bankers, at No. 8 Broad street, New York. They draw at sight or sixty days on London, Paris, Frankfort, and all other principal cities of Europe. Depos itors are allowed interest on all deposits above SI,OOO, and can draw- at their convenience. Government and other stocks, gold, bonds. Ac., can be bought or sold through them. Jeff. Davis’ Quotation from Macbeth.— The text of Macbeth’s murderous soliloquy, evidently referred to iu the testimony re garding Jeff. Davis, is— ‘■lf 'twere done, when ’tis done, Then 'twere well 'twere (lone quickly." Gen. Sherman. —This officer is on his way to Chicago to attend the great Western San itary Fair, iu Which his wife is deeply in- I tercsted. '---a** u ■ ■ Another Arrival from New York. ONE DAY LATER. PAPERS OF THE 31st. IMPORTANT TESTIMONY IN REGARD TO JEFF DAVIS. HOW HE RECEIVED THE NEWS OF THE ASSiSSINATION, Sxp ressions of Approval of the Act. Rtgrels that Seward, stantoo and Johnson were not Rilled. ileir Davis to l»e Tried In the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia. GOLD 130 tt-N. Our agent at Hilton Head has forwarded us a New York Herald of the 31st, received there by an here by Capt. Cannon, of the steamer Res o lute. We give extracts below, including some very importaut news: Important Testimony In the Assassination Cases in regard to Jeff Davis. On Tuesday, Lewis H. Bates testified as follows, in the assassination cases: By Judge AdVbcate Holt—Q. State where do you reside. A. Iu Charlotte, N. C. Q. How long have you resided there ? A. A little over four years. Q. In what business have you been en gaged there during the past year ? A. 1 have been engaged as Superintendent of the South ern Express Company for the State of Noith Carolina. Q. State whether or not you saw Jefferson Davis recently at Charlotte, N. C., and under what circumstances. A. He stopped at my house on the 19th of April last. Q. Did he mske an address to the people on that occasion ? He did, on the steps of my house. Q. State whether or not in the course of that address, or toward the close of it, a tele gram was received by him announcing the assassination of the President of the United States? A. It was. Q. From whom ? A. From John C. Breek enridge. Q. Did he or did he notread that telegram to the crowd ? A. He did. Q- Look at that (exhibiting to witness a telegram) and see whether it is the same des patch ? A. I should say that it was. The despatch was then read as follows: Greensboro, April 19, 1865. His Excellency President Davis: — President Lincoln was assassinated in the theatre in Washington, on the night of the 14th inst. Seward’s house was entered on the same night, and he wa9 repeatedly stabbed, aud, possibly, mortally wounded. John C. Breckenridge. Q, State what Jeff. Davis said after reading this despatch to the crowd, aud endeavor to recollect his precise language. A. Upon the conclusion of his speech to the people he read this despatch aloud aud made this re mark : “If it were to be done it were better that it were well done.” Q. You are sure those are the words ? A. Those are the words. Q. State whether or not iu a day or two afterwards Jeff Davis, John C. Breckenridge and others were present at your house iu Charlotte? A. They were. Q. And the assassination of the President was the subject of conversation ? A. A day or two afterwards that was the subject of the conversation. Q. Can you remember what John C. Breckenridge said ? «A. In speaking of the assassination of President Lincoln he re marked to Davis that “he regretted it very much ; that it was unfortunate for the peo ple of the South at that time Davis re plied, “well General, I don't know'; if it w'ere to be done at all, it were better twere w-ell done ; and if the same were done to Andy Johnson, the beast, and Secretary Stanton, the job would then be complete.’ Q. You feel confident that you recollect his words ? A. Those are the words used. Q. State whether or not the regret which John C. Breckenridge expressed at the assas sinalion was because of its criminality, or simply because it was unfortunate for the people of the at that time? A. I drew that conclusion. A. Was there any remark made as to the criminality of the'act? A. No, sir; he simply remarked that he regretted it as bein g unfortunate for the south. Q. Os what State are you a native ? A. Os Massachusetts. How Jeff Darla is to be Tried. Washington, May 30, 1865. Jeff. Davis is expected to arrive here to morrow. He will be arraigned soou after his arrival. The trial will not probably be begun until the completion ot that of the as sassination conspirators. The Star says there is no truth iu the state ment that a refusal has been made on the part of Secretary Stanton to surrender Jeff. Davis to the civil authorities here for trial Davis will doubtless he tried here under the indictment of the Criminal Court of the District of Columbia. Gold. The stock market was lower on the 30th Governments were heavy. Gold was barely steady, and, after opening at 138 1-8, closed at five o'clock in the afternoon a’t 137 3-8. 13G 7-8 was the night closing price. Cotton. The demand was moderate, at about the prices of the 30th. The sales were 1,000 bales. We quote: Upland. Florida. Mobil*. A.O.tiT. Ordinary. 34 34 34 34 Good ordmary..,. 39 39 39 39 Middling 48 48 48 48 Good middling....so 50 50 50 Middling fair 53 53 53 53 New Judge. —lt will be seen by a General Order in another column, that Capt Benedict has been relieved, as Judge of the Second Provost Court, by Capt. Rundlett, of the 38th Massachusetts Regiment. Ales, Winks, Liquors, &c— lsrael R. Sea ly aud Cos., advertise with us a large stock of .ales, wines, liquors, Ac., at wholesale for family use, at 207 Bay street. Their stock consists of a large assortment, with several grades, including the finest qualities of im ported articles. Capt. Sealy, the senior proprietor, was for a long time an Adjutant General of the De partment of the South, serving on Gen. Hun ter sand Gen. Gillmore’s Staffs, aud he was subsequently Adjutant General of the army of the James. He won a host of friends while in the army, by bis ability, bis devotion to his duties and his courtesy. The stock of goods offered by Messrs Sealy & Cos., were selected with much care and purchased to great advantage. Messrs. Riddell & Murdock, No. 5 Mer chants Row, Hilton Head, S. C., have been appointed agents for Sealy & Cos. They are a substantial, reliable honorable firm, who will conduct the business with the greatest strictness and propriety. Their card appears in another column. We have long been acquainted with the gentlemen composing both firms, and know them to possess that integrity which is more essential in dealers in liquors for family and medical use, than in almost any other branch .of the mercantile profession. From Fortress Monroe. —Saturday after noon last, the U. S. gunboat Tristram Shan ty, from Fortress Monroe, arrived at this port. We are indebted to her officers and men for late New York.and Baltimore pa pers. Tho following is a list of the officers of the Tristram Shanty: Acting Ensign Commanding, J. H. Nash. Acting Ensign and Ex. Off, A C. South worth. Chief Engineer, W. W. Whiting. Paymaster, L. F. Whltin. Acting Ensign and Sailing Master, T. M. Smith. Acting Ensign, Win. Moody. Acting Second Assistant Engineer, Henry Miller. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, Richard Wareliain. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, Wm. H, Mott. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, Wm. H. Touchton. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, Thomas Pentony. Acting Third Assistant Engineer, Wilber F. Cogswell. Mate, Maurice Wagg. Surgeons’ Steward, John R. Beard. Sweatnam’s Yariet ies.— The reopening of Sweatnam’s Varieties, the latter part of last week was of course responded to with a suc cession of full houses, on the part of the pub lic. It will be seen that Mr. Sweatuam makes anew start, with a largely augmented company, comprising some favorite actors from the Savannah Theatre, and other artists, who appear for the first time in this city. An excellent bill, including dramas, dances, Etliiopean delineations &c., &c., is up for this evening. Robbery.— On Thursday night last, the store of Mr. George Cordes, northeast corner ot Bryan and Ann streets, was entered and robbed, of goods to the value of one hundred and fifty dollars. No clue has as yet been discovered of those who committed the rob bery. |u rib it Is. FORT ROYAL HOTEL (HILTON HEAD;, JUNE 1 VV H Otis, Detroit. J S Geer, Charleston, 9 C. A Putnam, Boston. M Moore, “ A B French, “ Min McLanghlen, “ W E Farrar, “ Capt JD Ferry, Beaniort. JC Emerson, Concord,N.H. PULASKI HOUSE, JUNE 3. G Blanchard & wife, Bean-H B Thompson, H Head. _ fort. E H Kulin Savannah. O C Ketsley, N Y. W W Coil, Norwich. C W Keiin, Va. < W Cantwe'l, H Head. Mrs Loring, Va. Mrs LaFurland, Savannah W Howe, Savannah. Miss Berell, S E Wildman, “ "'.'—ML '..I—ILL! L.— Hipping ||iii*lligeiKe. PORT OF SAVANNAH, JUNE 3. ~ Arrived. _ to®, transport Savannah. Eldridge, Augusta, 2 P. M., 2d iD£t., with cotton, tJnited States mails, and passengers, to Capt S S btarr. Passengers—Mrs Keeblcr and child, A Wilcox, T M n on T^ B , M 'V M W Cloud, Mrs Charlotte E Box, t T Clark, M s Osborn, Mr. Cohen, Jas A Gray, w 2,“?Ar Bnd A Simpson, Miss J R Solomon, “ *, Voting, Miss L Simpson, P Johnston, Mr Dur cLeriv Mra Howell, FJ Champion, Miss Carrie StncKland, Mr and Mrs Qeo McMillan. Mrs F Coggin, Mrs Usher Mrs S Com be, C O Lynch, Mrs W T Foster, “ McGar, Hon Wm B Hodgson, Mr and Mrs. C D Rodgers and 3 children. LINE SAILING VESSELS. FOR N*E W YORK. A. 1 CLIPPER SCHOONER *• WENOMAH,” Cai>t. Geo. W. Tall, Will receive Cargo at foot of Jefferson street, on MONDAY, June sth, aiul'be despatched for the above port on or before the Bth inst. For freight or passage apply to CHARDKS L. COLBY & CO., _jn ; l-3t cur Bay and Abercorn streets. U'J>HE HOSPITAL TRANSCRIPT.” The paper almve named is published at Hilton Head S. S.. by M. J. MoKenna, It is designed by the Publisher to make an Interest ing and Instructive Paper, not only for SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS, but u WELCOME WEEKLY VISITOR to all residents of nilton Head. It Ivill contain Original LOCAL NEWS, a summary of NORTHERN NEWS, and carefully Selected MIS CELLANEOUS ITEMS. ju3-tf gHOES. Ladies’, Misses' and Children’s, all styles : Men’s Calf aud Congress Gaiters ; At lowest prices, to close invoices, by ' - HILTON & RANDELL, jnnc-1-3 193 Bay st., near Barnard.