The SavanntfH Dally Herald.
8. W. Ma*oj» dt Cos., PaontiK.Toßs
Soirct. W. Mamw Emms.
SAVANXAH TnSBOAY, H’XE
PROVISION FOR SOLDIERS.
We have heard it asserted that the United
States Government ba9 resolved, that, to as j
great an extent as is consistent with the in- j
tercets ot the public service, most public
places of jirofit cajmble of affording an hon
est man an honest livelihood, are to be re
served for wounded or discharged soldiers
We simply say that If this be true, and we
hope it may be, the U. 8. Government has
determined te do an eminently wise, judi
cious and Kind thing. That the brave boys
who, iu a hundred tierce battle-fields, have
risked their lives, that their;tarry flag which
they all loved so well, might be borne to tte
trout—beyoud the front—over into the ene
my s lines, until that enemy should flee from
its quick advancing shadow—who have stood
by and seen their best and perhaps their
dearest friends go down before the storm of
shot and shell, or fall beneath the sa
bre-stroke or bayonet-thrust—or, who
have themselves felt the keen edge or
point of steel, or had 'their quivering
flesh torn, or bones shattered by
plunging iron, or the invisible lead—that
these noble boys who have risked all, have
given all to save their country, should, at the
last, be takeu care of in their disabled old
age by that same country, is surely, it seems
to us, not too much to A9k. There are few
unhurt men of American birth who love
America, who, as it appears to us, would
stand up and try for an official position
against the man who had lost his leg at
Cbancellorsviile, or had left his arm at Look
The soldier whose eye was struck from
bis head at the short but sharp battle of
Honey Hill, can scarcely fail,equal competen
cy being admitted, to claim a clerkship, or a
similar humble post, before the young man
who, whatever may be his sympathies, did
not have the opportunity or the pluck to go
into the fight and there dare and receive his
Therefore we say, all honor to the Govern
ment which does not forget its valiant de
fenders the instant they have laid their mus
kets down, but which provides honorable
and profitable employment tor each and ev
ery one for whom it can find U9e.
Weare ihformed.and we trust it may be true,
that this policy is to be pursued through ev
ery minor braucii of the service, and that
District and Post Commanders will, it is to
be hoped a9 far as possible, follow out the
rule and give coveted places to convalescent
sick and wounded soldiers and sailors, rath
er tbau to those who have never cared to risk
their lives in their country’s cause.
We are told also that no distinction is to be
made between soldiers on account of color. So
-that a man has borne his musket, fought
his battles, and done his duties for his coun
try, his complexion is to be no bar to bis
It seems to us the Government should not
ask whether he is black or white, but wheth
er he is competent to the duties he ap
plies to perforin. The Examining Officer
nhould ask, firstly, is he a wounded soldier
whe has done his dnty, and secondly, is he
able to do the work he applies lor.—
Should both questions be auswered in the
affiirmative, no distinction should be mAde,
as we understand th3 thing.
And the mere glory and honor to our loved
government for this fact, that it would then
look, only to a mans heart, not to the color of
his skin, and that it would then thatdecide it
a man has a true loyal heart, uo matter what
the color ot the body he has risked for his
country, he is entitled to all the favors that
couutiv has to give. '
This is* to us and to all as yet a matter of
mere hearsay, but should the Government
have really decided to adopt the policy here
shadowed forth, we believe the sentiment of
the South will be with it.
Let Right and Justice conquer at all haz
THE northern news this morn.
We give our reader* this morhing a full
abstract of all the'points| of news brought
by the steamship Arago to Hilton Head yes
terday. The assassination trials have been
brought nearly or quite to a close so far as
the taking of the evidence goes, aud little
now remains bat the summing up of the
various counsel, the charge of the judge, the
verdict of the jury, the sentence,' and Anally,
the execution. It is not possible to foresee
what may be the verdict, or the sentence, or
when the sentence of the court may be car
ried into effect.
• .We forbear comment as yet, on the evi
. dence delivered, or the facts elicited,' and
on the tendency of the trial generally. We
content ourselves with laying before our
readers the fact 9 in the case, as stated by
competent witnesses under the solemn sanc
tion of an oath, for the prosecution, and also
in presenting every opposite point made by
foe defence If our readers are competent
men they can form their own opinions, if
they are obliged to rely on others for opin
ions, they must, for the present get them trorn
still others than the writers for the Herald.
Personal.— We notice among the names of
the Board of Visitor* to the West Point Mil
tary Academy, on the occasion of the exam
ination about to take place, that of Wylly
Woodbridgc Esq., of this city.
LATENT JfORTHEM REWA
lfetf Yoik Rates to the 7th Inst.
THE ASSASSINATION TRIALS—THE EFIDEUCE
ALL TAKEY, .
The File-Twenties in England.
Where Jesf 1 . Davis is,
THE EMPRESS EI'OE.VIE'D LETTER
TO MRS. LINCOLN.
President Johnson and Secretary Seward.
TUB MISSOURI SIiBOTIOXV.
Great Cotton Sale.
TROUBLE .BETWEEN SECRETARIES USHER
®AY D HARLAN.
TUB ODD FSXiIiOWS.
Disabled soldier* to be'Cared for by Gov
FORTIFICATIONS TO BE COMPLETED.
Condition of Affairs in £»outli
GOLD 13 7 3-S.
By the arrival at Hilton Head of the
fiteamship Arago, Capt. Gadsden, we have
Tcceived files of Northern journals to the
7th inst. inclusive, and we give the substance
of the news below. To our enterprising
agent atJPort Royal we are indebted for
thwpapers, and also fora preliminary tele
gram which reached us in time for our eve
ning edition yesterday.
The Assassination Trial.
It is stated that only a a few more wit
nesses remained to be examined before the
court martial in Washington engaged in try
ing the assassination conspirators, and ex
pectations were entertained that the trial
would be concluded the week ending the 10th.
A number of witnesses were produced ou
the lith by the defence, and gave evidence
which was intended to impair that ot Daniel
J. Thomas against Dr. Mudd ; but no new
facts ot importance having this teudeney
were developed. These witnesses, as others
liad done before them, stated that Mr. Thom
as’ chaiacter for veracity was bad. Dr.
Mndd’s counsel requested permission of the
court .to re examine Mr. Thomas himself,
lor the purpose ot endeavoring to 9how that
he expected a large reward for the evidence
he had given, and it wa9 granted. Mr
Thomas, on his re-examination, denied that
lus motive in giving testimony against Dr
Mudd was the expectation of compensation
- Other witnesses, testified that Dr. Mudd
was at home on the Ist, 2d, Sd, 4th, and sth
Doubtless this most important trial of the
age is now concluded, and by our next
mails we may expect to receive the sum
ming-up of the various couusel.
American Securities lu England-
United States five-twenties which ran up
to sixty-niue iu England upon the news ot
Lee’s surrender, but which subsequently
declined ten per cent, in consequence of the
assassination of President Lincoln, have ral
lied again to sixty-seven and a half, with a
still upward tendency.
Paying Off* Our Debts.
In order to prevent the accumulation of
unpaid requisitions, and to keep all the as
certained claims upon the Treasury settled
up, and also as u measure of precaution in
husbanding the resources efthe government
the Secretary of the Treasury has begun to
payoff certain characters of claims in cert i
ticates of indebtedness. The certificates of
the old issue at present outstanding amount
to about one hundred and twenty millions,
which is greatly below the average during all
the period in which the government has been
compelled to resort to extraordinary loans.
Departure of Gen. Grant for the North.
General Grant left Washington this even
ing for tne North.
Jtff - Davis Not at Washington.
Notwithstanding the reports published
some days ago, to the effect that Jeff Davis
P* a< w °“ boar<l H Monitor aud
fWentV fU Wa9hißgton ’ b ° th Jeff - and
Clement C. Clay are still confined in the
casemates of Fortress Monroe.
Davis’ health is said to be bad.
The Empress Eugeni*’, hettei of Condo
lence to Mrs. Lincoln.
It is understood that the statement made
some time ago that the French Minister had
omitted to promptly hand in the letter of
condolence from the Empress Eogenie to
Mrs. Lincoln was iucoireet. The letter was
delivered at the Department of State as soon
a9 it reached the Marquis de Montbolon and
was at once sent to the lady to whom it was
Our Monitors at Havana.
Official de matches received at the Navy
Department from the commander of the
Monitor fleet at Havana, state that so great
is the curiosity excited by them that it is with
great difficulty the officers cat* either get
ashore or to their vessels, as they are con
stantiy surrounded by u fleet of boats filled
resident Johnson and Secretary St an ton.
b’tween P Prl i fi re '[ ere T n( ; e ,0 the Agreement
-tween President Johnson and Secretary
MdX forrL™ W “ L Mr ' JoIUMOII.
n&er was never m a happier mood
that! at tb* present time, and id ail dnpcfir
attctl# these is no person more firmly !u his
position than Secretary Stanton at the pres
ent time. Stanton and SeWard are both
highly pleased with the course of events, and
seem delighted with the prospect of cutting
loose from the extreme radicals of the Sum
The Missouri Election.
An election took place in Missouri yester
day to decide on the adoption or rejection of
the new State Constitution. The result, of
the vote throughout the State is uot known ,
but iu the city of St. Louis there is a consid
erable majority against the constitution.
Late reports howevpr, stale that the new
constitution was rejected by over five thous
and majority iu the State. —[Ed.]
Great Sale of Savaunali Cotton.
At 1 o’clock P. M., on the fith inst., there
was nn immense sale of cotton at auction, at
the Exchange rooms. 11l Broadway, N. V,
upon Government account. The staple was
mostly Savannah and Sea Island, aud was
apparently iu demaud. There was a good
attendance of the heavy men, and the Ex
change had the appearance of the days before
the war. The prices obtained for tha cotton
were founded upon gold, hence the appa
rently low figures in the following table of
amounts and figures:
The Sea Island cotton sold as follows :
t SG6 bales first quality 59 l-2a6t
789 bales second quality 46 l-2a47
478 bales third quality 35 l-8a36
104 bales sawed ginned 42 a—
-48 bales stained 22 l-2a—
-15 bales seedy 17 a—
The upland cotton brought the following
836 bales middling fair... 36 a37 12
1,588 bales strict middling 29 3-4a32 1-2
2,280 bales low r middling 26 3-4a27 3-4
1,021 bales good ordinary 23 a23 3-4
639 bales ordinary 20 a2l
33 bales pickings 10 l-2a
The total sum realized from the sale was
not far from a million and a quarter of dol
Another Disagreement between Secre
There have been rumors of disagreements
between ex-Secretary Usher and Secretary
Harlan, of the Interior Department. Exag
gerated stories are in circulation in reference
to these matters. There is undoubtedly an
unfriendly feeling existing between these
gentlemen, arising in part from some official
action of Mr. Usher before his retirement
from the department, not, as is known,
involving any serious charges against hint,
but some alleged breach of official courtesy
ou his part in making certain appointments,
and also, it is said, in reference to a contract, i
of no considerable amount, made bv him |
just previous to his retirement. Difficulty
has also arisen in reference to the bouds to he
issued to the Pacific Railroad, of which, it is
understood, Mr. Usher is to have the Presi
dency. The company claim to have com
pleted forty miles of the road, as required by j
law, aud to be entitled to a certain amount
of government bonds, stipulated to be issued '
to them when that portion of the road was
completed. Commissioners were appointed
to examine the road, whose report Mr. Har- j
lan has rejected, and other commissioners ,
have been appointed. The company claim |
that the delay will prevent them from pro- j
ceeding with the work and completing it |
within the time limited by law, thus subject i
ing them to serious, if uot ruinous loss. (|Er- ;
roneous statements having been published in i
regard to the matter, it is but just to all par- J
ties that the facts should be made public.
The Odd Fellows Resuscitated In the
The Grand Sire of the United States Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows has issued a circular :
reasserting the jurisdiction of that "body over
all the subordinate lodges of the Order iu the
lately insurrectionary States, and inviting
them to send delegates to the annual nation”
al communication to take place in Baltimore
ou the 18th of next September.
The Historical Society
of New York at their last meeting unanim
ously elected Gens. Grant and Sherman as
Public Offices to be lccpt for Disabled Sol
The rule has been adopted in all the de
partments that where vacancies occur which
it is not essential should ha immediately' fill
ed, they will lie kept open until some wound
ed officer or soldier shall be found competent
for the position. All minor places in the
departments are beiug filled as they become
vacant with wounded or disabled' soldiers,
and applications from others are useless.
Soldiers In Hospitals.
There are now about sixty thousand sick
and wounded soldiers in hospitals throughout
the country. This number is being rapidly
reduced by discharges of convalescents.
the Rebel Secretary of the Treasury, is said
to be living quietly at Abbeville, N. C., not
having yet been arrested by the Federal Au
Fortifications to ge On.
Orders have been issued by the govern
ment for the prosecution to completion a9
rapidly as possible of the works on Fort Wool,
at the Rip Raps, and Hampton Roads.
Th* Masonic Order.
The annual communication of the Grand
Lodge of Free Masons of the State of N Y.
on the Oth inst, at the city Assembly Rooms,
Broadway. Tile attendance wa9 large.
The Fourth Army Corps
A despatch from Cleveland, Ohio, states
that the Fourth army corps has received or
ders to proceed to Galveston, Texas, via New
Feeling In South Carolina.
The New York Herald speaking of the
condition of affairs,and the sentiments of the
people in South Carolina, says: Our cor
respoudent in Columbia, the capital of the
South Carolina, represents that the chivalry
of that State are rapidly accomodating
themselves to the altered condition of affairs
under tl® restoration of national authority,
and generally appear rather gratified at the
downfall of the rebellion,since, though it has
left them impoverished, it has given them the
long coveted Peace. The magnificent unop
posed sweep of General Sherman through
their State seemed to give the South Caroli
nians their first realization of the power of
the national government. The splendid sue
cess of that march, de troyed their faith in
the mushroom institution of Jeff Davis, and
many of them ate now glad to be once more
considered dtiitens ©f the great republic
The hrilroad* of the State are bffltofc rapidly
repaired, add Ifi a feW weeks the transporta
tion lacilities will l>e as complete as before
American Fine Arts Abroad.
The people on the other side of the water
are learning that though many of our men
have beeu busy for a few years in putting
down the rebellion, our women have had
ample leisure to cultivate the fine arts, to an
extent of perfection which has won them
recognition irom the best European judges.
Tne subjoined paij; of paragraphs will give
peculiar pleasure to all Americans who take
pleasure iu matters artistic.
Miss Bateman’s Leah is to be revived at
the London theatres. The production of a
dramatic versiouof Mrs. Wood’s East Lynne,
written expressly for the great American
tragedienne by Mr. B. Webster, Jr., is ac
The splendid Faun, Miss Harriet Hnsmer’s
much admired contribution to the Dublin Ex
hibition, has been purchased by Mr. Guin
ness. the great Dublin brewer, for one thou
The stock market was firmer on the 6th.—
Governments were higher. Gold was strong,
and,after openingat 136 1-2,closed at 137 1-2
iu the afternoon. The night closing price
was 107 3-8.
FIRST PROVOST COURT—TODOK F.BEN PARSONS
Savannah, June 12, 1865.
On the 11th day of May last the case of
Samuel A. Cooley vs. Isaac Beeket was ar
gued and decision reserved.
Ist. This was an action in Chancery for
the dissolution of a copartnership and the
recovery of complainant's interest in the
assets of the concern, as well as sums of
money paid by the complainant for the
benefit of the concern and goods bought for
the use of the firm, for which plaintiff is in
dividually liable. .
2d. To recover such property of the com
plainant as went into the possssion of de
fendant as a loan or by mistake, or that was
taken by the defendant without the consent
of the complainant.
3d. To recover the possession of all the
negative views taken by Beeket in Charles
ton, on the ground of a coulract between the
parties, that complainant was to have such
negatives, aud one half the negatives taken
iu Savannah, and also the investments.
Judge Parsons yesterday made the follow
In the case of Samuel A. Cooley vs. Isaac
Beeket it is decided that the copartnership
was dissolved April 4th, last. That the
partnership debts shall be paid from the
stock ; that plaintiff shall pay the defendant
the sum of two hundred and sixty-three dol
lars and twenty-nine cents, being excess of
his share of capital paid to plaintiff by de
fendaut; that the capital is found to have
been, after deducting said sum of two hun
dred and sixty-three dollars and twenty-nine
cents, one thousand and seventy-three dollars
and forty-two cents. And each partner is
entitled to one half that amount after the
debts arc paid. The individual property used
by the firm to be referred to each respective
ly. The negatives taken at Charleston to be
equally divided. Ten dollars to be paid into
Court as compensation tor the appraisers ap
pointed by it.
Michael Dempsey, vs. Alfred Kent, Claim
for a black colt, Judgment rendered in favor
Lemuel L. Hover V 9. N. Thompson (eol’d).
Claim of rent. Ordered that the defendant
pay to the plaintiff, the sum of five dollars
per month, from the first day of April during
the continuation of this tenancy. It is further
ordered, the rent due tor the mouths of April
and May, be paid, on or before the first day
of August next, and that the subsequent
rents be paid punctually, as the same shall
accrue. Any violation of thi9 order will au
thorize the plaintiff' to enter and possess him
self of the premises.
Lemuel L. Hover, vs. P. Wiight
Ordered that the defendant pay to the plain
tiff the sunv,of five dollars from the eighteenth
day of February, eignteen hundred and sixty
five, during the continuance of her tenancy,
she being entitled to a credit of sixteen dol
lars expended in repairs; any violation of this
order, or a failure on the part of the defend
ant to pay the rent punctually, the same shall
accrue, will authorize the plaintiff to re-enter
and possess himself of the premises.
C. H. Clapp, vs. Cooley & Becket, claim
claim of cue hundred and tweuty dollars.
Ordered that plaintiff recover the sum of oue
hundred aud twenty dollars from the defen
Mrs. H. Keebler, has permission to collect
SECOND PROVO9T COURT—CAPT. T. P. RUNDI.KTT,
Savannah, June 12th 1865.
Miss Ida Naplio, vs. George Jacobs. Re
covery of his horse, the property of platntiff.
Ordered that the defendant in this case turn
over the horse now in question to plaintiff the
United States, vs. Joe, (colored). Assault
and battery, with intent to commit rape. Or
dered that the prisoner be placed iu confine
ment in the Penitentiary, where the authorities
may direct, loi a period of two years, and be
placed at hurd labor during said period.
Counsel for the U. S., Capt Benedict, A. C. M.
For defendaut, F. W. Johnson, Esqr.
Street Commissioner vs. D Mayer, G.
Brown, J. L. Yillalouga, Z N. Winkler, H.
A. Palmer. Violation of Orders of Street
Commissioner. Ordered that the defendant
in the first cose be fined in the sum of fire
! *«"*** ; * toe e2rtte feftataH*
fined in the sura of five doliats j In the third
case the defendant Is fined in the sum of five
i do,l " rs » in (h e fourth and fifth cases the de
fendants, in consequence of pecuniary em
barrassments, tbe vaults, with the approval
of the Brevet Major General Commanding,
will be cleared at the public expense.
P. S. Yerdeny vs. Benjamin Ettlesou. Re
covery of wages. Postponed to Wednesday,
the 14th inst, at nine o’clock, A. M.
S. t 'ronk Agent vs John Ryan Recove
ry of Rent. Case ait icably settled
United States vs. Thomas Flannery, 13th
Conn. Battalion. Assault and battery
Court has no jurisdiction.
United States vs. Austin Baker (colored;
Violating the public peace. Ordered that
the prisoner Ire placed in confinement twenty
days. Counsel for plaintiff, Hou. Philip m.
Russell; for defendant, Capt. M. Benedict, A.
Permission is hereby granted Jackson
Gordon and N. Jenkins (both colored) to en
ter into the bonds of matrimony, according
to the laws and statutes made and provided
in such cases.
Charleston Papers. —We have received
Charleston news, or rather lack of news to
the 9th instant inclusive. The papers are all
as dry as they can well be, the only piece of
information being in general terms that the
city is rapidly returning to its condition of
former prosperity, under the energetic efforts
of the returned citizens, and the strong in
fluence of Northern enterprise which has
taken advantage of the circumstances, and
has poured in.
They are 9oon to have a National Bank,
and are preparing to organize a Merchants’
Exchange. They talk of soon having the
Railroad again in operation to Wilmington
and so to Washington, also the Charleston
and Savannah Railread is speedily to be put
in repair. Then, when they get a daily mail
to the North, the Charlestonians imagine
they will be prepared to go ahead with a
The Weather has been playing most fear
ful pranks for three or four days. On Sun
day it was so hot we couldn’t go to church ;
Monday it was so toasting, that a man would
have been cooked alive corner of Brougkt
and Bay streets, if some benevolent persons
hadn’t taken him into the shade when he was
only done on one side, aud yesterday it was
so fiery, that the mercury in our thermometer
went up so high, we couldn’t see it without
a three-foot telescope.
Please Mr. Clerk of the weather, let up a
little, don’t roast us before our time, wc don’t
fancy this “foretaste of mortal bliss, ’as the
Hymn Book says.
Steam Fire Engines at Hilton Head
One of two steam fire engines that arrived
here by the Fulton, was tried and proved sat
isfactory. These engines were built at Man
chester, N. H., for that (place, and sent out
in charge of Mr. Juckett, who i3 there put
ting them inworking order.
Patino off their Employees.— On Fri
day last the Paymaster commenced paying
ofi the operatives of the Government Ma
chine Shops, Eastern Wharves. The work
of paying all Government employees will
continue daily until all are paid.
The Amnesty Oath.— Captain Cox, the
Provost Marshal, has been appointed to ad
minister the Amnesty Oath in accordance
with the terms of the President’s Proclama
tion. No other officer will be allowed to
administer the oath at this post.
Owners of Dogs will notice that anew
and more stringent regulation regarding dogs
goes into operation to-day.
[ PREPARED FOB TUB SA VAKHA M HX3ALU.J
Record of Thermometer for ten days, end
ing June 10th, 1865, kept at Savannah, Ga-:
Date TA.M. IP.M. 7 P.M. 10P.M. Av’rgc-
X 63 78 77 76 74%
2 . t>y 86 8 0 73 77
3 74 86 SO 72 77./
4 74 84 80 78 79
5 7 5 81 80 76 • 78
0 81 85 80 79 81k'
7 77 82 78 78 7SU'
8 75 S3 80 79
9 SO 85 81 79 61k
10 79 83 81 79 81
83* 80 7 ArforlO*^
MINIATURE ALMANAC— THIS WEEK.
, W Bua fosesjSnn .SetsjMoonSetsi Hleli Wuter
J? M... 452 I 7 6 I 945 1 9 30
Tn • • 452 | 7 7 | 10 27 I 10 10
14 | W ... 4 52 | 7 7 I 11 7 I 11 7
J* j£h • • * '» 8 I 11 40 I 11 69
16 |Pr .. 452 I7 8 | mom. ev. 67
17 j Sa.. 452 I 7 9 j 025 j '1 57
15 I S ... 4»2 17 9 I to 3 2
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And examine his Stock, consisting of
1 Open BUGGY;
1 Two seat BUGGY, light;
X EXPRESS WAGON; x
1 Covered WAGON;
2 Two seat WAGONS. jeC-2w
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