SAYANNAH- DAILY ITER ALB.
OL. 1-NO. 147.
■he Savannah Daily Herald
(MORNING AND EVENING;
ib n:»L!J»HU> "BY
M. W. MASON & CO..
I At 111 Bai Stkxzt, S»t**u*, Gsoaau.
[>Ver Copy «ve Cent*.
L j-Per liondred 60.
K Per Year , >lO 80.
Klns-o Doilare per Sqnare of Ten Lines for first in-
IBtiOLt | One Dollar for each subsequent one. Ad
■■tisements inserted in the morning, will, ii desired,
jwpe'ir in the evening without ejctru charge.
pi JOB PRINTING,
la Jrery style, neatly and promptly done.
,‘ipus is an important question for every man and
ujKortant also so every wile and mother as it effects
theh faiu.e welfare.
.J&SEE TO rr AT ONCE. DO NOT DELAY.
1 J*fc“ “Knickerbocker Life Insurance” of New York
«P insure vou at the usual rates in any sum from slw
They also issue the f vorue TEN YEAH
-FORFEITURE Po.icies, sad will after two years
give a lull paid up Policy for Two T'euthsthe
Kc suui, ana Three Years Three Tenths, and so
Thus a Policy ot slo,bw. Two Premiums paid
®br. it will ue entitled to u paid up Puliry of SII,OOO.
years live-ieulfca so-" every additional year
K.- farther unormatior apply to ,
A, WILBUR, Agent, '
At the office of the Home Insurance Cos.,
Bay st., Savannah, Ga,
Hi NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFT. INSU
i NANCE COMPANY, OF BOSTON
■ PURELY MUTUAL
Hbis is one of the oldest and best Companies in
on Lives for any amount up to $15,000 are
Hu t>y them.
Fc-iicFs of these Companies were not cancelled
the war until heard fr >m —a fact which shews
and determination to be just and honor
i n all cases. Apply to
HiauT m A. WILBUR, Agent_
He AND MARINE INSURANCE AGENCY,
HBbUKITY INSURANCE COMPANY ;
TOBINH TITAN INSURANCE COMPANY , .
pHCuNIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY ,■
i|o CAPITAL of over FOUR MILLIONS
HBbk? taken on aii descriptions of Property on rea
■flple terms by A. A LANE, Agt.
\Wa Office in Stoddard's Range. Bay street, oppo-
23 uj £___ lmo _____
ri OLV MBI A N
SSI AEI NE; INSURANCE COMPANY
OF NEW YORK
hi ' ' :v. '
SA*Q UAFiTAL $f 600,000.
f The undersigned are prepared to Insure under Open
Policy from the above Company to the ettent of SIOO,
boo *in property iu any first class Ste amer, and from
$60,(900 to $70,000 on any first class sailing vessei, on
the most favorable New York terms. .
iWfurther particulars apply to
CHARLES L. COLBY & CO
.:*>!,ss Block, corner Bay and Abercoru streets.
|pa f jelS ts Savannah, Ga.
HSLsS ! GLASS 1 1
S» SCUANCK *’ SON,
pfflH (Formerly Sciiane & Downing.;
| -T* Eotablidh&t 186 »,
*ipor tors* and Dealer*
* COACH, CAn, aoA
* 1 PICTURE SLASS,
fc. OWbfciuCD AND GHKAMEdTAL GLASS,
FOR FLOORS and J3K FLIGHT# 1 .
_ Froifl to. 1% toches thick.
vtit ■ '' ,UJ> ®* w> *
4» AND |4' CHAMBERS STREET,
NEW YORK. '
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iIL A SiliTBH.
RAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
in Sheeting, Shirting, Osnaburgs, Tama,
s ing, Manufactured and Smoking Tobacco,
tr a'dsntion given to the Purchase, Sale and
n'6 Gb.»j»jts Bakok—Tuibb Raw**,
' JIACON, GA ' .
1 , r • ’ * /
cas.—Erwin 6 Harcice, Ciaghoin 4 Cpn
hai'anniih; L. G , Bowers, S. M- 1 >.rrar, Oo
S. ti. tougi Cos., L. B. Dt-vis, Augutta; ¥
V. A. Uuikill, Atlanta. jajj.fm
HOSPITAL TRANsCIUPT. • *
er above name# is published at Hilton Head
11. J. MoJCenVa.
igned by the Publisher to mate an In ter as t
istructive Pupcr,_r.ot only for
CK AND WOUNDED cOLBZERo,
LCOME WEEKLY VISITOR to all residents
ontain Original LOCAL NEWS, a summary
HERN NEWS, and carefully Selected MIS
EOCS ITEMS. . *x3-tf
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1865.
Ijrg fioobs mtb (flatting.
JJIDDELL & MURDOCK.
wholesale ed hetaiu dealebs w
SUTLERS' AND NAVAL STORES, DRY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS,
GkNTLKMEn’B FCBNiaHING GOOHB, Ac.,
No. 6 Merchants' Row. Hilton Head, S. C.,
w. 0. aiDnxLL. Mnl3-tf] h. j, mubdook.
JPRESH ARRIVAL OF GOODS!
SKEHAN A CONYNGHAM.
0/ 178 Browihton Street, ,
Receive by every steamer fresh consignments of Goods
. from New York, consisting of
BOOTS and SHOES,
Ladies' BALMORALS, Ac.,
Gentlemen's Pelt and Straw HATS,
CLOTHING, GROCERIES, WINES.
Dublin and London PORTER,
Golden ALE, in Cases and Barrels;
Also—A choice selection of GARDEN SEED3,
Which we offer at low prices to the Trade.
'JX) THE CITIZENS OP GEORGIA
The termination of a sanguinary contest, which for
the past four fears has presented an impassable barrier
to all social or commercial intercourse between the
two great sections of our country, having at length
happily cleared away all obstacles to a removal of
those relations which formerly bound us together In a
fraternal union, I take the earliest opportunity afford
ed me by this auspicious event, to greet my Southern
friends, and to solicit from them a renewal of that ex.
tensive business connection which lor a quarter of a
century has been uninterrupted save by the great pub
lic calamity to which I have adverted.
It is scarcely necessary, on the threshold of a busi
ness re-union, I should repeat the warning so often
given to my friends,—to beware of all those spurious
and de'ctcrlons compounds which, under the specious
ana faise titles of Imported Wines, Brandies, Holland
Gin, liquors, Ac., have been equally destructive to
the health of our cltirens and prejudicial to the interest
of the legitimate Importer.
Many years of my past life have been expended in
an open and candid attempt to expose these wholesale
frauds; no time nor expense has been spared to ac
complish this salutary purpose, and to place before
my friends and the public generally; at the lowest
possible market price, and in such quantities as might
suit thstr convenience, a truly genuine imported arti
Twehty-flve years’ business transactions with the
largest and most respectable exporting houses in
France and Great Britain have afforded me unsurpass
ed facilities for supplying our home market with
Wines, liquors, and Liquers of the best and most ap
proved brands in Europe, in addition to my own dis
tillery in Holland for the manufacture of the “Schie
The'latter, so long tested and approved by the med
ical Faculties of ihe United States, West Indies and
South America as an invaluable Therapeutic, a whole
some, plea'ant, aud perfectly safe beverage in all cli
mates and during all seasons, quickly excited the cn
pidiry of the h,,me manufacturers and venders of a
spurious article under the same name.
1 trust that I have, alter much toil and expense, sur
rounded all my importations with safeguards and di-
with ordinary circumspection will In
sure their delivery, as I receive them from Europe, to
all my customers.
I would, however, recommend in all cases where it
Is possible, that orders be sent direct to my Depot, "X
Beaver street, New York, or that purchases be made
of my accredited agebts.
In addition to a large stock of Wings, Brandies, &c.,
in wood, I have a considerable supply of old tried for
eign wines, embracing vintages of many past years,
bottled up before the commencement of the war,
which I cau especially recommend to all connoisseurs
of these rare luxuries.
In conclusion, I would specially call the early atten
tion of my Southern customers to the advantage to be
derived by transmitting their orders without loss of
time, or calling personally at the Depot, in order to
insure the fulfillment of their favors from the present
large and well eelerted assortment. q
ju23 ltn 22 Beaver street, New York.
jy'ACKY, HOGG A CO .
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
No, 2 Stoddard’.' Bloch, opposite Custom House.
• SAVANNAH, GA.
Having opened a House at the above stand, in con
nection witL our House in Philadelphia, we offer to
■2sb barrels - Botybon and . Rye 'Whiskey. Hams
Bmakfostßaodn find Sbonlaere. Bagged beef, Lard
Broom . Washboard*,-“Lime In hogsheads, Ac,
Couslirnments to our House in Philadelphia solici
ted. • MACK.Y, HOGG & Cos,
No. 2 Stoddard’s Block. Savannah, Ua.
lu2o-lm 25 South Water street, Philadelphia.
The Proprietor of the
SAVANNAH CITY FLOUR MILLS,
Begs to announce to his numerous patrons that be has
made a numner of improvements in the machinery at
tached to his establishment, and is now prepared to
fumbib bis customers with a full supply of the best
GRIT 3 AND MEAL,
and that can be etrpectod from a
FIRST CLASS MILLING ESTABLISHMENT,
He pledges hln*seif to always sell hi? Goods and do
26 PER CENT LESS
for the benefit of the citizens, than many of his com
petitors. He is prepared to grind Wheat and Com at
the customary H toll, and in addition will, as above
stated, always be prepared to furnish h<s friends with
everything in the old style.
His place of business is at the well-known spot at
the FOOT’ OF BROUGHTON STREET. julit-tf
juries. “** rr ; "
The Regular Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of
the Southern iQuarance and Trust Company will oe
held at the office of the Company, in ba vannah, on
Wednesday, 19th July, 1865, lor the purpose of elect
ing Directors for the ensuing year, and for the tran
saction of snch other business as may be brought be
fore the meeting.
H. BRIGHAM, President,
Per J. cTSoNULTY,
< jnM ts Asrtitant Secretary.
U G. RUWE A CO.,
Cooke; St. Julie* Strict and Monument Square
Near the Pulaski Rouse,
WH O L E,S ALE DEALERS
GROCERIES. FINE IMPORTED LIQUORS, WINES
Also Agents for two large and excellent Breweries,
at New York, from which we receive the beet of
ALES AND LAGER BIER.
Also, constantly on hand the best
EAST INDIA ALE.
We came.down here very inexperienced in business,
as conducted under necessary military restrictions;
and coming unprovided with the proper papers for
our trade, we at first labored under many diawl van
tages. But we now consider ourselves well posted,
and having, by strict conyriiance with ail military
rules, been put on a good tooting for disposing of our
Stock, with the proper license, we propose to offer
unusual Inducements to the trade. We shall give a
superior article at a small advance on New York
MONEY OR GOODS ADVANCED
COTTON. RICE, AND GENERAL PRODUCE.
TO MERCHANTS AND SUTLERS.
We offer our large and varied Stock of STATION
ERY at the lowest cash prices
Onr stock in the above line is the largest in the De
partment, and all our goods are of the first quality,
fresh and direct from Manufacturers.
We solicit the attention of purchasers to out goods
SAVILLE & BEACH,
Corner Bryan street and Market square,
Timber Cutter's Bauk,
MERCHANTS’ ROW, HILTON HEAD, S. C.
J£OOKS AND STATIONERY.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,
At the Old Stand of
JOHN M. COOPER A CO.,
Just Received the Largest and Best Selected Stock of
In the Southern States; consisting of Primers, Spellers,
Headers, Orographies, Arithmetics, Grammars, Greek,
Latin, French, Geruiun and Spanish Text Books, and all
other Books used in Colleges, Academies and Common
Slates, Pens, Pencils, Ink. Foolscap, Letter and Note
Paper, Envelope*, Blank Books, Ac. I also haveon hand
a large assortment of New and popular- Nnveif.FWpit
best authors, Dickens. Mrs Holmes, MreTWixei,
Ac. I will keep constaniiy on hand a large stock of el
egant Photographic Albums and Card Photographs, as
well as a constant supply of the latest Northern N'ewspa
non- and Periodicals, N. V Daily aud Weekly Newspapers,
Harper’s Magazine, Godey’s Lady's Book, Atlantic
Monthly, Demoreat’s Fashions. Ac., Ac.
Everything will be sold at t.he very lowest figures, and
special terms are offered on School Books to Teachers and
1 can and will sell at least as cheap as any other house
in tbe South.
TERMS STRICTLY CASH.
Call aud examine the Stock at the old stand of
John M. Cooraa A Cos..
Cor.WhiuakaraudSt. Julian streets.
BOOIiaELLES ANI) SxATIONEE.
N. B.— All orders for Miscellaneous Books, Music, or
any article connected with the trade, filled at the
The friends and patrons of the undersigned, and of
the firm of John M. Coofeb <S; Cc., are respectfully so
licited to continue their patronage at the old establish
ment- to Mr. Faseeixy. The undersigned may be
found at his desk as usual, for the purpose of closing
np old business affairs and rendering such assistance
as he ran to Mr. F.
A general Wholesale business will be established by
J. >L C. & Cos., whenever practicable, upou the upper
floors of the establishment.
jeS lmo BOHN M. COOPER.
gAVILLE & LEACH,
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS.
’ MERCHANTS’ ROW
HILTON HEAD, S. C. ,
OOBKTR BBtAN STREUT AND MAJBKTT SQUAB*,
J£EIN A COMPANY,
FACTORS AND COMMISSION MEET HANTS.
Having leased the largo and commodious Warehouse
formerly occupied by Messrs. Daua. A Wash borne, 114
Bay street, Savannas. Gu., we are. prepared to Store
and Forward all kinds of Merchandize. Liberal ad
vances will be made on
Consigned to our friends in New York, or Liverpool,
BngU “ d * 1 KKJN & COMPANY.
Ref*bsnceß. —Messrs.-Smith A Donning, New York;
C. C. A H. M. Fabor. New York ; W. A Smith, Esq.,
Mobile, Ala.; Cabot & Senter, St. Louis.
J B DAVIS
GROCER AND COMMISSION MERCHANT.
No. *B3 Bboad Sxnr.tT,
AUGUST A , G A .
Consignments solicited. Will give personal atten
tion to biisiness entrusted to him.
Crane A Grayblll, Savannah.
Claghom A Cunningham, Savannah.
S. Palmer & Son. “ . * '
Mr. A Wilbur, Pres. Home Insurance Comply*
Mr, W. Camming, Cashier Bank Stat e of Ga.
Mitchell & Smith, Macon.
John B. Habersham A Cos. Macon.
Wright A Alexander, Augusta.
E. b. Long A Ca.
c. V. WalkerO Cos.. '♦ • julC-lni
J cTfeatUr m and.
OFFICE, NO 19M MERCHANTS’ ROW,
HILTON HEAD, 8. C.
A Pktkolecm Bubble Bcusted. —An ex
tensive petrobeutn swindle has recently come
to light in New York. The United Service
Petroleum Company is the institution in
volved, and it is charged that two of its re
puted officers, A* D. Mann and Diniel Strat
ton, Jr., have defrauded different persons of
large amounts of money. Mr. George D.
Kellogg, a victim, made a charge against
these two men, and Mann was arrested and
committed, but Strattou was out of the city.
It appears from the affidavit of Kellogg, and
other stalements that those who have cred
ited *he representation made in the pros
pectus ot the scheme have been swindled
out of at least $60,000, against which there
is nothing to show—the oil lands being of
little extent and of no great value.
The alleged swindlers run the machine
very successfully until Kellogg having
his suspicions of the affair insisted on mak
ing an examination for himself, and found
the scheme as hollow as it was pretentious.
Similar swindling oil speculations are more
than suspected to exist, to which the probe
will undoubtedly be soon applied.
The New York \Y qricl remarks, in speak
ing of this bubble:
The recen' exposure of a bogus petroleum
company occurred at a good time, as there is
every evidence ok a revival of the oil fever
which raged so widely last winter and spring.
The petroleum business is a good one, aud
has been unreasonably depressed for several
months back; but there is need of caution iu
those who are, disposed to invest money in
new enterprises. There should be no sur
prtze at the recent expose; the marvel is
that, with the swarm ol new companies, and
the readiness with which people parted with
their money, there was not more rascality
There can be no reasonable doubt that, be
fore the close of the present year deposits ol
petroleum will be found in hundreds .of lo
calities outside of Pennsylvania. There are
surface indications of oil all the way from
the Hudson river to the Mississippi, and
thousands of wells are being sunk in places
the general public little dream of. Venango
county, Pennsylvania, is still the centre of
the oil region, and Pit-hole creek outrivals in
attractiveness the famous Oil creek.
From this time on we may expect to see
the interest in oil ventures and responsible
oil companies steadily increase. There will
be much less excitement about it than when
the fever was at its height early last spring;
but it will be more legitimate, and a good
deal of money will be made by those who
invest wisely iu good lands. The mining for
oil has come to be a regular business, and
less money will bo spent, but with a better
return than has been the case heretofore.
A Visit to Sanson, the Executor. —‘There
is no criminal under sentence' of death, on
ly,” Sanson said, “as you, gentlemen, are
interested in such proceedings, you shall, if
you like/iiave an opportunity of seeing all
the details. I will have au homme de'paille
got ready, and if you do me the honor of
visiting me at my domicile, whett the me
roniQue kept,’ I will hat* mv assistants
ready, and everything shall be’ dehe that
wbuld be done at the Place <Jc Greve, so that
you may have the means of seeing how ef
licienfly the work is effected.” Such an in
vitation was not to be rejected—to witness a
bloodless execution perlormed by a distin
guished functionary. ■
He desired us to accompany him tq an out
house. It was a sort of stable,’ in the cen
•re of which the mecanique raised its awful
head ; it was painted blood red—a tall, erect
frame, much narrower,much higher than that
of a common gallows—a massive sloping kniie
was suspended at the top, a cord hung down
by the side of the frame. The assistants
stood on a platform below ; just above them
was a plank, with a round hole for the re
ception of the head at the base of which
was an opening, through which the axe was
to pass in severing the head from the body.
The plank moved backwards and forwards
in a groove ; it was raised by an axle at the
two sides perpendicularly. In an instant
the sufferer was attached to it by cords;
it was then thrown down fiat, and moved
horizontally forward ; at the same moment
tbe cord was pulled, the heavy axe fell
down through the iron lraite, and a basket
was seen to receive the head of the victim
almost as soon as the click was heard an
nouncing that the axe had been detached
from the beam to which it had been fastened.
Then the plank was drawn back, the head
less body untied, and Sanson asked us
to feel how sharp was the edge and remark
how ponderous the weight of the instru
ment. The edge wa3 certainly sharp as that
of a razor, and the momentum was increas
ed by & mass of lead attached 1 to the upper
side of the decapitator. Torture or mishap
seemed impossible ; and yet on one occasion,
at Boulogne, through the blundering of the
borreau, the axe got entangled in the rope,
and did not descend with lorce enough to do
the dreadful work, and the head of the poor
wretch was severed by a knife borrowed for
the occasion. I know a gentleman who,
in those days, was under the ban of the
Bourbon Government for a political offense,
which might have been visited with capital
punishment, and who; was consoled with the
assurance that if decapitation was,to be his
fate, care would be taken to secure him
against any defect in the action of the da
capitajing machinery.— Cornkill Magazine.
Charles Dickens had a very narrow escape
from death at the catstrophe on the. South
eastern Railway recently. The carriage in
which he was sitting toppled over the. edge
of the embankment and hung there for a
while, giving him an opportunity to setam
bfe through the window on the platform,
where be found himself without scratch or
bruise, greatly to his own amazement.—
When the dead bodies of the victims were
laid out tor recognition, one overzealous gen
tleman, knowing that Mr. DickeDS was in
the train, recognized one corpse as his, which
statement was at once credited. The nov
elist was returning to his country, seat from
a short continental trip when the accident oc
PRICE. 5 CENTS
Winter in Sr. Petersburg.— For dark
ness, miher than cold, is the characteristic
of the St. Petersburg winter. The tempera
ture, which at Montreal or St. Paul would
not be thought remarkably low, seems to be
more severely felt here, owing to the al»-
sence of pure daylight. Although both Lake
Laduga and the Gulf of Finland are frozen,
the air always retains a damp, raw, pene
trating quality, and the 6now is more fre
quently sticky and clammy than dry and
crystalline. Few, indeed, are the days which
are not eheerlesss and depressing. In De
cember, when the sky is overeffst for weeks
together, the sun, rising alter nine o'clock,
and sliding along just above the horizon, en
ables you to dispense with lamplight some
where between jen aud eleven ; but by two
iu the aftemoou you must call for lights
again. Eveu when a clear day comes, the
yellow, level sunshine is a combination of
sunrise and sunset, and neither tempers the
air nor mitigates the general expression of
gloom, almost of despair, upon the face of
The preparations for the season, of
couise, have been made long before. In
most houses tiie double windows are allow
ed to remain through the summer, but they
must be carefully examined, the layer of
cotton between them, at the bottom, re
plenished, a small vessel of salt added to ab
sorb the moisture and preveht it from freez
ing on the panes, and stripes ot paper pasted
over every possible crack. The outer doors
are covered with wadded lathes, overlapping
the frames on all sides. The habiiatidns
being thus almost hermetically sealed, they
are easily warmed by the huge porcelain
stoves, which retain warmth so tenaciously
that one fire per day is sufficient for the
most sensitive constitutions. In ‘mv own
room. I found that one armful of birch
wood reduced to coal, evtty alternate mor
ning, created a steady temperature of sixty
l'our degrees. Although the rooms are al
ways spacious,and arranged in suites of from
three to a dozen, according to tbe extent and
spen dor of the residence, the atmospbliere
soon becomes close.— Bayard Taylor.
A Ridi: on an Ice Hill. —The ice hills
erected in the Russian cities for purposes of
amusement have often been described ; but
•the sensations of an ice ride haye seldom
been more vividly narrated than In these 1
“I engaged one of the mujiks in atten
dance to pilot me on the first voyage. The
man having taken bis position well forward
on the little 9led, I knelt upon the near end,
where there was barely space enough for
my knees,- placed my hands upon his sbould
ders, and awaited the result, Ho shoved the
sled with his hands, very gently aud care
fully, to the brink of the icy steep; then
there was a moment’s adjustment, then a
poise, then sinking of the heart, cessation of
breath, giddy roaring and whistling of the
air, and I found myself scudding along the
level with the speed of an express train. I
never happened to fall out of a fourth-story
window, but I immediately understood the
sensations of the uniertunate persons nvlio
do. It was so frightful that I shuddered
wben«we reached tue end of the course and
the man coolly begap ascending the step* of
the opposite hill, with the sled under his
arm. But my companions were awaiting to
.see tneupturn, so I mounted afterJpm, knelt
again, mid held my breath'. Tfeis time,
knowing what was coining, I Caught a
glimpse of our descent, and found'that only
' tue first plunge from the blink was threat
ening. The lower part of the curve, which
is a parobolic line, is more gradual, and the
seeming headlong fall' does not last niore
than the tenth part of a. second. The sen
sation, nevertheless, is very powerful, hav
ing all the attraction, without the reality,
of danger.— Atlantic Monthly.
Young Men in Hjstort. —The opening es
say in the July Atlantic is devoted to
“Young Men in History,” and among those
mentioned as prominent in this connection
are Alcibiades, Byron, Nero, Caligula and
Robespierre. The following instances are
also given :
‘‘Scipio was twenty-nine when be gained
the battle of Zaua; Charles the Twelfth,
nineteen when he gained the battle of Navarre
Conde, twenty-two when be gained the bat
tle of Rocroi. At thirty-six, Scipio the
younger was the conqueror of Carthage ; at
thirty-six, Cortes was the conquerer of Mex
ico ; at thirty, Charlemagne was master of
France and Germany ; af thirty-two, Clive
had established the British power in India.
Hannibal, the greatest of military comman
ders, was only thirty, when, at Cann®, he
dealt an almost annihilating blow at the Re
public of Rome ; and Napoleon was only
twenty-seven, when, on the plains of Italy,
he outgeneralled and defeated, one after
another, the veteran marshals. of Austria.”
Perfection of Post Office AarfaNOEMSirrs
In Loudon.—-Bat, the Post! Every year im
proves this wonderful machine. It is as
nearly perfect as any human organization-
Fancy a stranger seeking through Water
street, New York, for a person whose address
he bad not correctly, and sitting clown at 12
o’clock to drop him a line, with only the ad
dress of the nearest large street and the quar
ter of the city to put on the envelope, and
then going up to Fiftieth street, and finding
there at 4 o’clock, on bis arrival, a satisfacto
ry answer! Or suppose a business gentle
man living in One Hundred and Fifty-second 4
street, awaiting an Important letter, which,
by some strange "error, is addressed to the
Broadway Tabernacle, and yet receiving it
only tour hours, instead of two, after it was
written. And yet, parallel experiences to
both these have occurred to me.
In fact, in London, the post takes the place
of innumerable foofjourneys and messengers.
The division of the town into districts has
aided rhe distribution of letters wonderfully.
No such machinery was ever invented by any
nation. It will never be possible in America
until we have that long-prayed-for reform,
permanency in office during good behavior.
—James A. Foley, who used to be a car
penter in Hartford, but a few years ago found
that he had a fine voice, and has been in Eu
rope cultivating it, is expected home in a
mouth or two. He has made a successful
operatic debat, and is put down oa the bids
as “Sig. Foil.”