SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD.
OL. 1-NO. 153.
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ERBOCKER LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
E W YORK.
8 NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OP A
es of all descriptions, including the favorite
YEAR NON - FORFEITURE POLICIES,
Will be issued by this Company.
ERASTUS LYMAM, President,
P. Sniffbn, Secretary.
A. WILBUR, Agent.
At Home Insurance Company’s Office,
w4w 89 Bay street, Savannah, Ga.
IKRCIAL MUTUAL MARINE INSURANCE
OF NEW YORK.
Company, with over a Million Dollars as As
-3 taking Marine Risk to and from New York
mere and Sailing Vessels at usual rates.
DANIEL DRAKE SMITH, President.
A. B. HOLMES, Vice President.
y Kino, Secretary.
A. WILBUR, Agent,
At Home Insurance Company’s Office,
w4w 89 Bay street, Savannah, Qa.
iUR LIFE INSURED?
is an important question for every man and
int also for every wile and mother as it affects
S TO IT AT ONCE. DO NOT DELAY.
‘Knickerbocker Life Insurance” of New York
lire you at the usual rates in any sum from SIOO
, They also issue the favorite TEN YEAR
DRFEITUKE Policies, and will after two years
it give a full paid up Policy for Two Tenths the
um, and Three Years Three Tenths, and so
lus a Policy of SIO,OOO. Two Premiums paid
will be entitled to a paid up Policy of $2,000.
i years five-tenths for every additional year,
irther information apply to
A. \\ ILBUR, Agent,
At the office of the Home Insurance Cos.,
89 Bay st., Savauiiah, Ga._
NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE INSU
RANCE COMPANY, OF BOSTON.
is one of the oldest and best Companies in
es on Lives for any amount up to $15,000 are
'olicies of these Companies were not cancelled
;he war uutil beard from—a fact which shews
:aling and determination to be just and honor
all cases. Apply to
[ A. WILBUR, Agent.
AND MARINE INSURANCE AGENCY,
REPRESENT IN O THE
RITY INSURANCE COMPANY;
RATTAN INSURANCE COMPANY ;
NIX FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY ;
CAPITAL of over FOUR MILLIONS.
taken on all descriptions of Property on rea
terms by A. A. LANE, Agt.
Office in Stoddard's Range, Bay street, oppo
HEADQ’RS. POST OF SAVANNAH.)
Savannah, Ga., July 12th, 1805. >
l Order, J
allowing General Orders, Nos. 4 and 16, from
arters Post of Savannah, are hereby published
information and .guidance of all concerned.
HEADQ’RS U. S. FORCES, )
Savannah, Ga.; Jan. 24, 1665./
S No. 4. f
Wgk All Officers of the Army on duty at this Post,
those connected with Depots excepted, and all citi-
Mits within the lines, are required, to report immedi
ate any case of contagious disease which may come
to their knowledge, to Surgeon J. C. Morgan, U. S.
•Vols., Health Officer of the Post, unless the same may
have been so reported before.
Any neglect or failure on the part of any citizen to
comply promptly with this requirement will be consid
ered a misdemeanor and be sent before the Pro
voßt Judge so- adjudication.
v H: Commanding Officers of troops in quarters will
be held responsible that the quarters of their troops
1i at all times in a thorough state of police.
By Command of Maj. Gen. C. GROVER.
ward G. Dike, A. A. G.
HEADQ’RS U. S. FORCES, )
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 21, 1865./
neral Ordkk, )
No. 16. j
. The occupants of buildings will be held respon
se for the cleanliness of the same, as well as their
lure anil out-houses, and sidewalks in front of, and
eys adjacent to them. All rubbish and garbage
licit accumulates, will each dag.boaput in boxes in a
avenient place for removal. '*■'
11. Keepers of animals will causejlhe manure which
■umulatcs in their stables or yards where their ani
ils are kept, to lie either removed outside the picket
es, or to be distributed upon such gardens within
3 lines us are actually under cultivation, such distri
tion being at the consent of the cultivator.
111. The Street Commissioner will establish such
regulations with regard to the removal of accumula
tions from the city, as he may see fit. He is also
charged with the duty of causing frequent and careful
inspection to be made of the police oi the city, and he
will report to the Provost Judge any failure to compiv
with the foregoing paragraphs of this order, who will
take such action in the case as the circumstances re
’ By Command of Brevet Maj. Gen. C. GROVER.
Edward G. Dike, A. A. A. G.
By Command of
, Brevet Brigadier General DAVIS.
John Mullen, A. A. A. G. jyl2-T
Q.EO. K. CRUMP 4b CO.,
AUCTION AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
209 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
SAVANNAH, GA., SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1865.
<soofcs stub (flowing.
PER STEAMER AMERICA.
100 pieces Light Dark and Mahogany Calicos,
Fine Black French Cloth and Caasimsre.
Bird’s Eye and Scotch Diapers,
Table Linen Dauiask, Huckaback Towels,
White Brilliances and Traveling Dress Goods,
Gents’ and Boy’s New Btyle Sort Mats,
Ladles' and Gents’ L. C. Handkerchiefs,
Jaconets, Nainsooks and Swiss Muslins,
Linen Collars aud Setts,
Black and Fancy Fans,
And a great variety of Small Wares, for salejhy
Jyio-fit • Dewitt ft Morgan.
£ C. NORVELL ft CO.
(Cor. Bull and Bay Streets,)
ARE OUT THE BALANCE
IMMENSE SUMMER STOCK,
NEW YORK COST.
WHOLESALE and retail dealers in
SUTLERS’ AND NAVAL BTOREB, DRY GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS AND CAPS,
Gentlemen's Furnishing Goods, &0..
No. 5 Merchants' Row, Hilton Head, S. C„
W. O. RIDDELL, fjul3-tf] H. J. MURDOCH.
r JX> THE CITIZENS OF GEORGIA
The termination of a sanguinary contest, which for
the past four years has presented an impassable barrier
to all social or commercial lnteicourse 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 Sonthern
friends, and to solicit from them a renewal of that ex.
tensive business connection which for a quarter of a
century has been uninterrupted save by the great pub
lic calamity to which 1 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 deleterious compounds which, under the specious
and false titles of Imported Wines, Bra ndies, Holland
Gin, Liquors, Ac., have been equally destructive to
the health of our citizens 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 their convenience, a truly genuine imported arti
Twenty-five years’ business transactions with the
largest and most respectable exporting houses in
France and Great Britain have ass orded me unsurpass
ed facilities for supplying our home market with
Wines, Liquors, and Liquersof 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 the United States, West Indies and
South America as an invaluable Therapeutic, a whole
some, pleasant, and perfectly safe beverage in all cli
mates and during all seasons, quickly excited the cu
pidity of the home manufacturers and venders of a
spurious article uuder the same name.
I trust that I have, after much toil and expense, sur
rounded all my importations with safeguards and di
rections which 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, 22
Beaver street, New York, or that purchases be made
of my accredited agents.
In addition to a large stock of Wines, Brandies, Ac.,
in wood, I have a considerable supply of old tried for
eign Mines, embracing vintages of many past years,
bottled np before the commencement of the war,
which I cun especially recommend to all connoisseurs
of these rare luxuries.
In conclusion, I would specially call the eacly atten
tion ol'my Southern customers to the advantage to be
derived by transmitting their ordera without loss of
time, or calling personally at the Depot, in order to
insure the fulfillment of their favora from the present
large and well selected assortment.
ju23 lm 22 Beaver street, New York.
QHARLESL. COLBY A CO
SHIPPING, COMMISSION AND FORWARDING
JONES BLOCK, CORNER BAY AND ABEBCOBN STREETS,
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES
Made on Consignments to the firm of Chas. L. Colby,
of New York, or to our friends in Boston.
MAUDE A WRIGHT, Agents at Augusta, Ga.
Messrs. Dabney, Morgan A Cos., New York.
Jarivs Slade, Esq., New York.
Hou. J. Wiley Edmands, Boston.
Gardner Colby, Esq., Boston. JelS—tf
PRATT A CO.,
(Established in 1770.}
Manufacturers, Importers and Wholesale Dealeb
OILS AND VARNISHES,
ARTIBTB* AND PAINTERS' MATERIALS,
PETROLEUM AND ITS PRODUCTS,
Nos. 106 and 108 Fulton St.,
lm NEW YORK.
HEADQ'RS DISTRICTSAVANNAH, l
„ _ Savannah, Ga., July 0, 1866./
General Order, >
No. 47. f
I. Lt. Col. A. Neafle. 166th N. Y. Vols., having been
assigned to other duties by Department Headquarters,
i? from dut y « Collector of Military Taxes and
H Capt. J. 8. Cooke, 26th Massachusetts Volunteers,
ia appointed Collector of Military Taxes and Relief
Commissioner, and will at onee relieve Lt. Colonel A.
Neafle, 150th N. Y. Vote., in the duties of that otiioe.
By command of
Brevet Major Gen. BIRGE.
J. B. Bauoook, Maj, and A. A. A. G.
TO MERCHANTS AND SUTLERS.
We offer our large and varied Stock of STATION
ERY at the lowest cash prices.
Our stock In the above line lathe 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 our goods
SAYILLE ft LEACH.
Corner Bryan afreet and Market square,
t Timber Cutter’s Bank,
MERCHANTS’ ROW, HILTON HEAD, S. C.
Jyl * ts
gAVILLB A LEACH,
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS.
HILTON HEAD, S. C. ,
CORNER BRYAN STREET AND MARKET SQUARE,
gEA ISLAND HOTEL.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,
TUESDAY, JUNE 20ra, 1606.
This new Hotel, situated on the most desirable spot
on the eastern bank of Hilton Head Island, affords a
fine view of the Pier, Bay, Ocean, and surrounding
Islands. The scenery is quite as pleasing and inter
esting, in every respect, as the famous watering place
of Newport, R. 1., aud is altogether as comfortable
and healthful a place to spend the summer months.—
It has a fine hard smooth Beach, seventeen miles long
affording a more charming drive than the celebrated
Beach at Nahant, Mass., and as fine sea bathing as at
that place or Cape May.
The House has over seventy large, airy rooms, and
verandahs on three sides of ail the stories ; the furni
ture is entirely new, and the tables will be furnished
with the best that can be procured here and in the
Northern markets. Every effort will be made to ren
der tbe Hotel all thattho most fastidious can desire.—
Billiard Rooms and Sea Bathing houses will soon be
in readiness for guests. ju23 ts
JJOTKL FOR SALE,
THE SAXTON HOUSE.
BEAUFORT, S. C.,
Formerly the property of Dr. Johnson, Is for sale.—
C. W. DENNIS ft CO.,
• No. 4 Merchants' Row,
]u29 ts Hilton Head, 8. C.
pORT ROYAL HOUSE,
HILTON HEAD. S. C.
RIDDELL A RUGG, Pbopbibtobs.
B. S. RIDDELL, M. T. BUGG.
BARTELS A RIDDELL, PiomiToai.
J. O. BARTELS. E. S. RIDDELL.
J£IRLIN & KIENZLE,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
ALES, WINES AND LAGER BIER.
165 BAY STREET,
__ Ju2l ts
HATS AND CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES, *o„
H, A. TOPHAM'S,
NO. 138 CONGRESS STREET.
This Store is well stocked with a superior quality of
goods, which will be sold remarkably cheap, as the
P.oprietor wishes to make room for anew assort-
RIVER AGKICULTRAL WORKS.
GRIFFING, BROTHER A CO., Proprietors,
68 AND 00 COUBTLAND STREET.
Manufacturers of Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Cot
ton Sweeps, Corn’Mills, Cotton Gins, Ac. •
Every implement wanted by the Planter, Also,
dealers m Field and Garden Seeds. Also, Agents for
Bruce's Concentrated Manure, Bone, Ac.
Send for circular. ju2o 3m
COMMISSION AND PRODUCE MERCHANT.
Strict attention given to all Consign ments.
Corner Broughton and Jefferson Stbeebb.
T B. DAVta
GROCER AND COMMISSION MERCHANT,
No. 283 Broad Street,
Consignments solicited. Will give personal atten
tion to business entrusted to him.
Crane A Graybill, Savannah.
Claghorn A Cunningham, Savannah.
8 Palmer ft Son, “
Mr. A. Wilbur, Pres. Home Insurance Company,
Mr W Gumming, Cashier Bank State of Ga.
Mitchell A Smith. Macon.
John B. Habersham A Cos. Macon.
Wright A Alexander, Augusta.
E. B. Long A Cos., “
C. V. Walker O Cos., “ ju!6-lm
J C. FEATHER, M. D.
*OFFICE, no. 18* MERCHANTS' ROW,
HILTON HEAD, S. C.
SKIRT FOR 1866.
THE GREAT INVENTION OF THE AGE
J. W. Bradley's Nrw Patent Duplex Elliptic
(or Double) Spring Skirt.
This Invention consists of Duplex (oi two) Elliptic
Pure Refined Steel Springs, ingeniously braided tight
ly aud firmly together, edge to edge, making the
toughest, most flexible, elastic and durable Spring
ever used. They seldom bend or break, like the sin
gle Springs, aud consequently preserve their perfect
and beautiful shape more than twice as long as any
Single Spring Skirt that ever has or can be made,
The wonderful flexibility and great comfort and
pleasure to any lady weariug the Duplex Elliptic Skirt
will be experienced particularly iu all crowded Assem
blies, Operas, Carriages, Railroad Cars, Church Pews,
Ariu Chairs, for Promenade and House Dress, as the
Skirt can be lolded when in use to occupy a smifll
place as easily aud conveniently as a Silk or Muslin
A lady having enjoyed the pleasure, comfort and
§reat convenience of wearing the Duplex Elliptic
teel Spring Skirt for a single day will never after
wards willingly dispense with their use. For children
misses and young ladies they are superior to all
The Hoops are covered with 2 ply double twisted
thread and will wear twice as long as the single yarn
covering which is used on all Single Steel Hoop
Skirts. The three bottom rods on every Skirt are also
Double Steel, and twice or double covered to pre
vent the covering from wearing off tbe rods when
dragging down stairs, stone steps, ftc., which they are
constantly subject to when in use.
All are made of the new and elegant Corded Tapes,
and are the best quality in every part, giving to the
wearer the most graceful and perfect shape possible
and are unquestionably the lightest, most desirable,
comfortable and economical skirt ever made.
WESTS’ BRADLEY 4 CARY, (late J. L A J. O.
West,) Proprietors of the Invention, and Sole Manu
facturers, 97 Chambers aud 79 and 81 Reads streets,
For Sale in all first class stores In this city, snd
throughout the United States and Canadas, Havana
de Cuba, Mexico, South America, and the West In
£0“ Inquire for the Duplex Elliptic (or double)
Spring SkirW jyß Stf
GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
Dealers in Sheeting, Shirting, Oenaburgs, Yarns,
Rope, Bagging, Manufactured and Smoking Tobacco,
Particular attention given to the Purchase, Sale and
Shipment of COTTON.
Ralston's Granite Range;—Third Range,
References.— Erwin A Hardee, Claghorn ft Cun
ningham, Savannah; L. G Bowers, S. M. Farrar, Cos
lumbus; E. B. Long ft Cos., L. B. Davis, Augusta; P
P, Pease. V. A. Qaskill, Atlanta. ju2Blm
Os best quality, 60x68 per lineal yard.
For sals by
Jul 9 6m FOWLS A CO.
WiJIHB HOSPITAL TRANSCRIPT."
The paper above named is published at Hilton Head
S. C., by M. J. McKenna,
It is designed by the Publisher to make an Interest
ing and Instructive Paper, not only for
SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS,
but a WELCOME WEEKLY VISITOR to all residents
of Hilton Head.
It will contain Original LOCAL NEWS, a summary
NORTHERN NEWS, and carefully Selected MIS
CELLANEOUS ITEMS. 'i3-tf
HEADQ’RS DEPARTMENTS THE SOUTH,)
Hilton Head, S. C., July 3, 1866. f
No. 108. J
We following Circulars from the War Department
are published tor the information of this command:
WAR DEPARTMENT, I
Adjutant General's Office, >
Washington, May lk 1866. j
no. i9. ;
I. Under Paragraph 111, General Orders, No. 94,
May 16, current series, from this Office, the following
State Rendezvous, to which troops mustered ont will
be forwarded for payment, are announced, viz :
Maine—Augusta, Portland and Bangor.
New Hampshire--Concord and Manchester.
Vermont—Montpelier, Brattleboro and Burlington.
Massachusetts—Boston, (Readville and Galloupe’s
Connecticut—Hartford and New Haven.
New York—New York City, (Hart’s Island,) Alba
ny, Elmira, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Sackett’s
Harbor, Plattsbnrg. and Ogdens Dmg.
Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, and Pittsbnrg.
Maryland—Baltimore and Frederick.
Ohio—Cincinnati, (Camp Dennison,) Cleveland,
(Camp Cleveland,) Columbus, (Camp Chase and Tod
Illinois—Springfield and Chicago.
Michigan—Detroit and Jackson,
Wisconsin—Madison and Milwaukee.
lowa—Davenport and Clinton.
Kansas—Lawrence and Leavenworth,
Missouri—St. Louts, (Benton Barracks),
Kentucky—Louisville. Lexington and Covington.
11. When the muster-out roll of a regiment has
been completed, aud it is ready to start for the State,
(see Paragrhph 5, General Orders, No. 94, current se
ries, Adjutact General's Office,) the Assistant Com
missary of Musters for the Division to which it be
longed will immediately report (by telegram, when
practicable,) to the Paymaster General of the Army,
Washington, D. C„ its numerical designation, number
of commissioned officers, number of enlisted men, and
renaezvons in the State where ordered for payment
and final discharge.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Ass’t Adit. General.
WAR DEPARTMENT, 1
Adjutant General’s Office, ' >
Washington, June 6,1865.)
No. 23. f
■Volunteer soldiers entitled to discharge, and wishing
to enlist in the Regular Army, under the terms of Gen
eral Orders, No. 99, current series, will be forthwith
mnstered out at their several commands, receive their
discharges, and will not be sent to rendezvous under
the provisions of General Orders No. 94, current se
ries ; bnt on enlistment in the Regular Army will re
ceive fiiAl payments under the requirements of Para
graph 3, General Orders No. 99, current series.
The attention of Commanding Officers of regiments,
batteries and detached commands of the Regular Army
is called to the immediate necessity of appointing Re
cruiting Officers for their several commands, in order
to obtain the advantages of General Orders, No. 99,
current series. In designating these officers, Com
manding Officers will be governed by the requirements
of Paragraps 986 and 987, and 988, Revised Regula
tions for the Army, governing Regimental Recruiting
Service. D TOWNBEND, ,
Ass’t Adj’t General
By Command of . . __ _
Major General Q, A. GILLMORE,
W. L. M. Bubgkb,
Ass’t Adj’t Gen.
Official! > v .q ,
J, B. Babcock, A. A. A. G, jy l2 "*
PRICE. 5 CENTS
The Tombs and Its Inmitts.
[From the New York Tribune.]
Prison life is always an interesting study
for the philanthropist, more especially the
novelist, the hangman and the newspaper re
?>rter. There are many prisons in New
ork, bHt the Tombs is the best representa
tive of them all. It is the largest; it is of
architectural pretensions; it recalls the pen
itentiaries of what we know and imagine of
Europe, the of the Ptolemys;
it is , moreover, of great notoriety, and its
very name implies that who enters there
abandons Lope. The exterior ot the edifice;
U too familiar to require description. The in
terior, however, is not so well known, at
least to law-abiding citizens. You enter by
the Leonard street side, and, by the permis
sion of the warden, Mr. Sutton, you have
freedom to wander whithersoever you desire,
up and down long gloomy galleries, which
run by grated doors, behind which many of
your fellow men are incarcerated—perhaps
with the terrible doom of death hangin° r over
their heads, and only kept by a filament of
the slightest texture. The largest and most
commodious portion of the interior is used
THE MALE PRISONS.
You stand in the center of a corridor, the
length of the prison as it runs on Centre-st.,
with the root tor ceiling, and four tiers or
galleries extending around the sides, with a
plain iron railing to each.
The upper tier is used for parties accused
of the slighter offences, such as petty larceny,
drunkenness and the guileless recreation of
fisticuffs ; the third tier is the receptacle of
criminals of deeper dye—for instance grand
larceny, incendiarism, assault and battery
with intent to kill, burglary, etc. The se
cond tier is occupied by prisoners still more
obnoxious in the eye of the law, and, in point
of importance is about the same as the first
tier or ground floor. Here are confined
prisoners who are awaiting transportation to
Sing Sing ; here also are confined the con
demned to death the restless criminals whose
doom is as yet uncertain, and the wretched
ones who plead for mercy, but whose hearts
are not yet made quite sick to death with
THE FEMALE PRISON.
This portion of the prison is not so roomy
and airy as the male quarter, Bnt the pris
oners are allowed greater freedom. In the
day time, all the doors of the cells are open
ed and the inmates are permitted to wander
up and down the gallery and converse with
each other. Most of them present counte
nances even more depraved than the men.
“When woman falls, she falls so far
The depth is terrible.”
There are, however, many who seem
strangely out ot place in their imprisonnfent.
Frances Stanley, one of the inmates, who
leaves at an early hour this morning for a
term of two years and six months in the
State Prison, has been there before for a
longer term. Her crime is shoplifting. St e
is handsome and intelligent, with consider
able refinement of manner. She is evidently
the victim of the deplorable disease of klepto
mania, but accepts her fate with philosophic
indifference. Most of her fellow prisoners,
however, are among the vilest of their sex,
with debauchery and crime written upon
their every lineament, though pity must be
the prevailing sentiment of the thoughtful
Want of ventiation is the gravest objection
to the Tombs as a place of incarceration. It
is especially so with regard to the female de
partment, where, unlike the grated cells of
the male prison, the outer doors are of wood,
with three or four round apertures as breath
ing holes. As these doors are invariably
closed at night, the atmosphere within, in
this state of the weather, must approach suf
focation. The male prisoners also complain
greatly of the close and heated air of their
cells. The apartments are, in many res
pects, kept scrupulously clean aud white
with lime, but they are nevertheless vermin
infested. The beds are densely inhabited.
Some of the prisoners informed us that they
never went to bed at night on account of the
vermin. It may be that they are only rife in
the heat of the summer, or that the authori
ties use their best endeavors to cleanse tbe
cells in this respect; but one would think
that in this day of inventions—of number
less “Insect Exterminators,” “Patent Pow
ders,” and other nostrums, fallacious or
genuine, the prisoners might be effectually
and permanently lid of the vermin addition
to their punishment.
A French mason named Gaibant, father
of five children, recently blew ont his brains
in this strange manner: He filled a long
apothecary’s vial with gunpowder and intro
duced the closed end into his mouth; he
then applied a lighted match to the open
part, and the powder exploded. His bead
was blown to pieces in a dreadful manner.
The cause of the suicide is unknown.
—General Hancock will soon make bis
headquarters at Baltimore, in pursuance of
general orders, and the forces of bis corps will
relieve most men in that region. Applicants
tor position in his corps, who have passed ex
amination, are now receiving orders to re
port for duty.
—Secretary Welles has issued an order re
ducing the navy to a peace establishment.
The order will reduce the force trom sixty
five thousand effective men, to not more than
—Secretary Stanton is worn down by hard
labor, and, though not confined to his bouse,
has been at the Department but about three
hours per day since last Friday.
The New York Board of Councilmen have
adopted a resolution appropriating $3,000 to
procure portraits of Generals Grant, Sher
man, and Sheridan.
—The President is understood to be unfa
vorably disposed to the Richmond petition,
to relax the twenty thousand dollar excep
The roadsides in Spain are all lined with
fruit trees, for whenever a Spaniard eats a
peach or a pear, he digs a hole in the ground
with his feet and covers up the stone or