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The Savannah Daily Herald. 8. W. Mason & Cos PaoreirroßS. Saucei. W. Mahon, Eoitc* .«AVAN T NAH, THURSDAY, JULY 27, 1565. FOR LOCAL MATTERS SEE THIRD PARE. THE ADDRESS OF REV GEO G. SMITH TO THE YOUNG MEN OF SAVANNAH. The synopsis which we published last eve ning of the address delivered in Trinity church Tutsday night, by Rev. Geo. G. Smith, on ‘ The duty of the young men of Georgia at the present hour," attracted so much atten tion that, at the request of many readers, we this morning present a fuller report, which is nearly vebatim. It appears on our first page. Mr. Smith entered the Confederate service in August of 18GI as Chaplain of the Phillips Legion. He served in Western Virginia, South Carolina, and in the army of Northern Virginia, being always with Gen. Lee. He was wounded at Boonsboro or South Moun tain while endeavoring to save his Regiment from a flank movement which he had dis covered, and of which he was trying to lorrn Gen. Drayton, commanding his Brigade. To Souther* Catholics.— We are request ed by many Catholic readers of the Herald, to call attention to the fact that, the Pacifica tor, the only Southern journal devoted to the support of the doctrines of the Catholic de nomination, is temporalily suspended for want of funds. We publish a card from the proprietor in another column, containing a statement of the cause of suspension, and appealing to the Catholics of the South to aid, by their subscriptions, in re-establishing the paper. The journal is now under the sole management of Mr. Patrick Walsh, who has many claims on the Catholics of the South for a generous support in his enter prise. The Ninth Conn. Vet. Vols. —This gal lant regiment, under command of Lt. Cosl 1 Jno. G. Healey has been mustered out of service, and will leave Hilton Head for the North upon the Empire City to-day. ARRIVAL OF THE S EV ADA. New York Oates of tlie 32nd. The Position of Gov. Perry* European News* From New Orleans. APPLICATIONS FOR PARDON. i J**r». s«|. ra ||, The Southern Postal Service. IBk. ITnim; , ni lL ; • A. Terrible Flood in Kansas- I IL-... Jeff. Davis— His Health Improved, Tbc Commandant of.'tlie Aiidmonville & Prison to lie put on Trial. ENORSIOIS SALE OF THE SEFEN-THiRTIES. NEW YORK MARKET REPORTS FOR THE 3»ND. The steamship Nevada, Capt. Carpenter, of Brigham, Baldwin A Co's line, arrived at a late hour last evening, having been detain ed below by the low water. A full list of the passengers and consignees will be found in our shipping intelligence. The Nevada brings dates of July 22d. We are indebted to Purser A. Richardson, for the prompt de livery of our files and despatches. Th» Position of Gov. Perry. The New York Herald’s Washington des patch, says : The publication ot Governor Perry’s apeech of July 3, has excited a storm of in dignant opposition on the part of the more radical of the supporters of the administra tion. The Governor has, however had very satisfactory interviews with the President and most of the members of the Cabinet They express great confidence in the lovaitv and patriotism of Governor Perry and believe that he will administer the duties of his oflice with a loyal spirit, and with the single desire to restore as speedily as possible the bles augs of assured peace and constitutional oyal government to the people of that State The explanations which Governor Perry has given of that speech, and the circumstances under which it was delivered, have largely obviated the unfavorable impression which some passages in it are unquestionable cal culated to convey. Gov. Perry and the accompanying delega next W eaVC f ° r S ° Uth Caro,iaa oa Monday The World’s despatch says : Governor Perry, of South Carolina, will sh!!n b r,h and i 3p accd ’ 11 is said > b y tlie President; In favor lint 3ee “ S tobe a B,ron S here European Xeu j. The Cunard steamship Africa reached Bos ton on the 2lst with European news to the Bth mßt : tbe SK d w°2 wTh” 8 publish in full, throws inmnrtif. t We ihe relative actions of mid Brit 1 ish governments m withdrawing rights from the rebels. In the * negotiations which preceded this P v«!t r tb ? Cowley, the British Minister at pS ’enn? ciated ihe idea that the United e n I th 1 p ent vS d the P ° Wer ol selUn gvessels g late t tttbe rebel service. The Preich MhliSS attached value to the observation, Earl Rus sell consulted the Crown lawyers, and event ually declared that this was a sound proposi tion in law. From New Orleans. New Orleans despatches by the steamship George Cromwell state that the Teche dis trict, in Louisiana, is at present infested by a desperate bund of guerrilla thieves, who have so far defied all the efforts of the na tional troops, with the assistance of the citi zens, to capture them. They not only plun der the rural districts, but have cn several occasions entered Franklin and other towns ; and robbed the stores. Suicide of two Army Officer*. On »he 4th Major Albeit Eifield, formerly belonging to tig; Ninety-seventh U. S. C. in fantry, committed suicide in this city by blowing out his brains with a revolver. • On Wednesdsy night last Lieut. Arthur W. Thompson, United States Army, died from the effects of an overdose of laudanum. ■ Application for Pardon. The World's despatch says. There were two hundred applications for pardou'to-aay Among them was ex-Speaker Orr of South Carolina, who is at present in this Sixty pardons were granted to persons excepted from the amnesty procla mation on account of property disqualifi cation Lieutenant Colonel Mulford, formerly of the rebel army, lias obtained permission to leave the country on condition that he never returns. -• 4 Mr*. Surratt’s Monument. The friends of Mrs. Surrtat contemplates placing over her remains, when the govern ment is through with them, a 3tone with her last words on the scaffold, “I am innocent; but God s holy will be done.” * Southern Postal Service. The Postmaster-General has arranged the compensation and other preliminaries for re suming tho transportation ot the southern mails at the earliest practicable period, and is generally restoring the service in those states. The Mary Harris Trial. A complete report ot the Harris trial, from notes of the official reporter, James O. Clep bane, Esq., will be published in the course of next week, under the direction of Mr. Bradley, attorney for the defendant, the pro ceeds to be applied to the benefit of Miss Harris. % Terrible Flood In Kansas. A despatch from Leavenworth, July 21st, says : During a terrible rainstorm last night, the creek running through the southern portion of the city overflowed its banks, carrying away two stone bridges, 18 or 20 houses, horses, wagons, and property of ull kinds. The loss ot life is not yet known. Seven bodies were found this morning. Many were doubtless swept away in houses. The loss is estimated ut $200,000. Jeff Davis, A despatch to the Tribune from Fortress Monroe, July 20th, says: I have the best authority for saying that Jeff Davis is in good health, even better than when he arrived at this place. His eyesight is not impaired, and his appetite is remark ably good. There are many rumors afloat regarding Jeff, but no alteration had taken place in his health or condition. No one is allowed to see him except Surgeon Craven and the guard. The Audersonville Commandant. The Tribune's Washingtn n stw.illl -•a**. uiTZe,u)rmer commandant of the Andersonville prison, is to be put on trial next week before the Military Commis sion now in session in this city, of which Brig. Gen. Underwood is president. Over Six Millions of 7-30’s Taken in One Day. Jay Cooke reports subscriptions to the Seven-Thirty loan on the 21st inst, at $6,- 275,100. The Zion Baptist Association.— The col ored churches of Savannah and the neigh boring islands, have lorrned anew Associa tion, bearing the above nam& At the invi tation of several of their ministers, delegates from seven or eight churches met at Hilton Head, S. C., on the 15th inst., and organized by adopting a constitution and rules. Rev. John Cox, pastor of the 2nd. African Baptist Church of this city, was elected Moderator. An Executive Committee of ordained minis ters, located in Savannah, was also appoint ed. ♦ The churches in this city, four in|uumber, have, for many years, been members of the Sunbury Baptist Association, a body com posed of about an equal number of white and colored churches. But they think that now they can be more useful by forming a separate union, consisting of African church es only. The next session of the body is to be held with the first African Church of this city (Rev. W. J. Campbell’s,) in July 18G6. A Visit from tiik Father of Powell, alias Patne.— The Florida Union says that the afflicted father of Payne, the would-be muiderer of Secretary Seward, has been making a visit to Jacksonville in that State. The Union says: “The father of Payne called on us one day this week. He resides ou a plantation three miles from Live Oak Station, on the Pensaco la and Georgia Railroad. He lost one son at the battle oPjMurfreesboro, another returned home maimed for life. “Lewis" was his only hope in his old age. The afflicted father was a Baptist minister,as has been stated. W'e must necessarily pronounce just the terrible punishment to the son, but we cannot with hold our deepdftt sympathy for the heart stricken parent, or esteem him less as a wor thy man and citizen.” Supporting the President.— The Demo cratic Committee at Washington have issued an address, signed by Judge Mason, the Chairman to the Democracy of the United States, calling upon them to rally to the sup port of the President, and sustain his mea sures for the establishment of the Constitu tional Government in the several States and Territories. —Among the lately pardoned Rebels is John Wilkes, son of Commodore Wilkes: The First T ip oi the Fountain t< Florida* Xfotes of the 1 'ayage by a Savannah Herald Correspondent. On Boar Steamcs Fountain, I I .t Sea, July 26th, 1865.) According to a mouncement, the steamer Fountain left D lon’s wharf on Saturday morning last, 22d inst., for Darien, Bruns wick and St. Mai r s u Ga., and Fernandina, Jacksonville, Pio lata, and Palatka. Fla.,— her first trip upo what is intended hereafter as a permanent ad regular line of commu nication between Savannah and the “Land of Flowers.” But little of in ‘rest occurred during the trip, most of the oints at which we made a landing having si lered severely from the re sults of the late jonflict at arms, and but little mauifestatic i as yet being evinced on the part of the pi >ple in the way of making any repairs or improvements ifyon their much damnged md badly battered towns and villages. In eed, it is not to be won dered at; the pe< )le are few and scarce, and inouey even scar er. The old residents of the different plac s upon this once profitable and pleasant rout are not now to be seen.— Many of them ha e left their former homes for other sections, while still a greater num ber have not yet been able to reach them ! from the differed and distant points in which the fortu es of war have placed them. Touching at tli 1 familiar wharves (what remains ot them of the principal landing points on the rou b, we no longer behold the familiar faces of tSiose we were accustomed to see in the day] that are past. No busi ness, no enterprise, but everything at a dead calm, with flattciug promise of a long con tinuance of the slrne. DARIEN, the first point rei shed, instead of the busy little village of so ir years ago, is now noth ing save a mass of ruins—a half dozen or more roofless holies, aud still fewer inhabi tants. “A dull and desolate spot indeed, to remind us ot the follies of the past,” as an old and influential citizen of Upper Georgia remarked to me as the boat pushed off for the ancient town,of IRCNSWICK, where everything in the shape of btuiness is at a stand still—no life, no anything, save a handful of soldiers upon the wharf, drawn probably to the Bpot through the curiosity and rarity of an approaching steamboat—a few “crackers” from the backwoods, and a dozen or more Ihzy, lolling negroes,constitute the only material furnished at this poiut wherewith 1 to manufacture a paragraph for the eoluras of the Herald. Leaving this place of dullness aud little in terest, we soon find ourselves nearing the old uuu Wen remembered village of ST. MARYS, where nothing, save those desolate war mon uments, so tumiliar to many Georgians, now stand to remind one of the spot where once stood a prosperous little town, inhabited by an energetic and happy people. I was curi ous to know something of a place in regard to which I had heard so much. Au inquiry directed to one who seemed to be “native and to the manner born,” as to how many families were nowjiving in St. Marys, elici ted the answer, “Nary one, only two old maids.” Such are again the fruits of cold and cruel warfare— another reminder of the wrongs and sufferings brought upon a pros perous and contented people through the base and wicked designs of treacherous and disappointed politicians. FERNANDINA. We next touched at this city, where dull ness also reigus supreme—nothing to attract ones attention, save a number of old fashion ed houses as you approach the city—aud nothing whatever in the shape of life or busi ness, save a few vessels in port—a govern ment steamer, a single schooner, and the little tug boat Widgeon. Both upon our arrival and departure from Fernandina, the Fountain was boarded by a health officer from Fort Clinch, and the quarantine fee ex acted in both insiances. Whether this pro ceeding be correct or not, I do not pretend to say, but certainly it is most unusual, and, in the opinion of seafaring men with whom I have had conversation, it is generally be lieved to be the first case of the kind on re cord. It is a grievance that requires investi gation by the authorities, and one to which the proper remedy should be speedily ap plied, or those parties who contemplate es tablishing a permanent and regular line of communication with Fernandina and other important points on the coast, may be made to “fly the track” in order to save themselves from what they consider an abuse and an imposition. JACKSONVILLE Is the next place of interest ou the line, and, in fact, about the only town of any promi nence on the entire route; but this, too, like the others, bears the mark of war, and shows, in every portion of this once populous town, how heavily hangs the band of destruction, r ew of the old citizens are in business, chief ly, I suppose, from - the want of means on the part of many, and probably from a lack of energy and business qualification on the part ot others. What little business is at present carried on in Jacksonville, is mostly by parties from the North—small cap italists generally, who, in all probability, judging from the appearance of their estab lishments, have settled down for a “small spec, ’ and, when rid of their stock in trade, will “cut stick” tor new and more prosper ous quarters. I went into a barber’s shop, with a view to tousorial improvements, and found onions and pomegranates for sale from a wash-bowl and shampooing basin, while three men were dining, with an empty keg for a table, in another comer. Their bill of fare consisted of boiled shrimps and pepper sauce. The negroes and the citizens here are on anything but lriendly terms, and the colored troops that are now stationed in the city are l difficult to control. There are few whites, hence the troops and the late slaves consti tute a large portion of the population. Leaving Jacksonville for the continance of the trip up the St. Johns River, we soon arrived at the spot where once stood the busy and growing little village ot PICOLATA, but where now remains not a single bouse, not a single chimney—nothing, save avacant space among the trees, to remiad one of the ground where.but a short time since stood the place bearing the Indian name that heads this paragraph. In this connection I may mention the fact that preparations are being made for the running of a regular line of stages from Tocoi, distant five miles from Picolata, where before the war was run the old line of stages to St. Augustine. From Tocoi to St. Augus tine is fifteen miles and a halfj just two and a halt miles shorter than the old route from Picolata, usually considered eighteen miles. This line of stages is intended to run in con nection with the boats passing up the St. Johns, and will prove a great benefit to the travelling public of Georgia and Florida, which before the war was far from incon siderable. palatka. We reached this place very late in the night, and remaining but a few moments, of course I had little time for observation. However, I ascertained from a native suffi cient to satisfy me that what is true of the other points described upon the trip, applies equally to Palatka. There are but few resi dents, and those tew are but illy prepared for anything in the way of business transaction. There are scarcely any troops in this section of country —everything has been at a stand still for many months previousjto the termin ation of the war—the old inhabitants have not yet been able to reach their homes, and, consequently, but little money has found its way in the direction of Palatka. ENCOURAOINO NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR. Here I met an intelligent and communica tive citizen of Florida, from whom I obtain ed many items of interest. It is generally supposed that Florida has suffered much more than she actually has, but the fact is, the interior of the Slate, to a con siderable extent, remains uninjured. The Union forces did much dam damage it Baldwin, but with almost this single eiception, the destruction of property sustained by Florida during the war is chiefly confined to her seacoast cities, vil lages anl towns, which, after all, leaves her people ii a much more healthy and desirable cohditicu than is generally supposed. From another citizen of the interior of Florida I ascertained that at the present time there is actually iu the State more ba con, sugar, molasses, &c., than has been be fore for i number ot years. But little of these coumodities left the State duriug the four years of war just passed, with the ex ception of what limited amount may have passed tirough the blockade, whicn, from all accoints, may be set down at hardly suf ficient t» be worthy of mention. TIE FEELING AMONO THE PEOPLE. The people generally, wherever I have had an opprrtunity of becoming acquainted with them, i find to be cheerful, confident aud hopeful as regards the iutention of the gov ernmeil in the future rules aud regulations that ari to be imposed upon them for their safety, guidance and control. They appear to be vety well satisfied with the new state of utiairs, afcl sanguine that a government which once fun*,bed them protection, safety and will not be slow to do the same again to a\oyal and law-abiding people, most of ure j n uo w ise responsible for the breaking up onr couatry, but who have themselves been muted ami persecuted by Confederate conscrip. ofLcers. All success to the good people of Florida—they deserve ail the good that cae be byiowed upon them —and, let us hope, that ihat sufleriug aud hardships at present exis among them the goyeremeut may speedily end its aid and in fluence to alleviate and dspel, in order to make room for anew and more healthy state of affairs among a people who will hereafter carry with them much weight in the business aud commercial intercoms! of the country. THE RETURN TUF. But little occurred during the return trip of the Fountain worthy o.' mention, but a word in regard to the boat herseit will not be amiss. She is a fine steamer, strongly built, and considered an excellent sea-boat,— consequently just the thing for the Florida travel. She has an excellent pair of oscil laing engines, 22 inches in diameter and four feet stroke, making 28 revolutions per minute with 45 pouuds ot steam, aud aver ages from 14 to 15 miles per hour in river, aud from 10 1-2 to 12 miles at sea. Numerous improvements are being ma le. The present dining Saloon is being taken down and a much larger oue erected, which is to extend 8 feet in leugta longer than the old saloon, and the proper proportion in width. A large and comfortable cabin is to be immediately put upon the hurricane deck, in which are to oe fitted up a number of airy and comfortable berths for the better accommodation of the travelling public, which will render the Fountain equal to any vessel heretofore upon the Florida line. The Fountain is officered by the following gentlemen : Captain, G. W. Caatner $ Pur ser, Mr. Wm. B. Bullock ; Chief Engineer, Mr. Geo. A. Palmer; Assistants, Messrs. McCay and Zehnbaur; Steward, Mr. Thos Newton, To them, individually and collectively, your correspondent would return his heart felt acknowledgments for the many kindness and favors bestowed upon him, and particu larly to the whole-souled Captain, the En fineer corps, and to the polite and attentive urser, Mr. W. B. Jackson. May their days be lengthened and their shadows never grow less. lam also indebted to Mr M. A. Cohen, the courteous Agent of the line for favors for which he has my thanks. ’ D. The Vicksburg Herald asks: Why are our citizens still refused the return of their prop erty v President Johnson, in his Proclama tion of Amnesty, distinctly says that all rights of property shall be restored. There are men in this city who have always been Luton men, and who now hold office with the general approbation of our Union-loving citizens, whose property is still in the hands ot the treasury ageucy. Why is this ? I here certainly must be something wrong somewhere. We trust Gov. Sharkey wilt iook into this matter and at least call the attention of the President to the rank injus tice which is being practiced towards the Union men of this place. • hundred and fifty-four persons died »n New York last week. ||eto Sbbertisf mntts. ANDREW’S HALL! GRAND CONCERT!! MR. J. H. NEWMAN, assisted by bis class of EIGHTY CHILDREN, will give a Concert at the above Hall To-night, Thurs day, July 27th, ISC3. Tickets 76 cents, for sale at the Music und Book Stores and at the Hall. iy27-l Q M. LAURENT, TIN AND SHEET IRON WORKER AND GAS FITTER, SECOND UOOB FROM HOUSTON' Oli HAY S3EEFT. Roofs. Gutters and Leaders repaired at the shortest notice. Gas burners re-fitted at the reduced price of twenty-five cents per burner. Jy27-lw RANTED. A Situation by an elderly man as CLERK. Can furnish the best of reference. Address A. B. C.\ Savannah Herald office. jy27 i . Mr. Francis Dowd is my duly authorised Agent dur ing my absence from the State. jy27 ts W. O’MEARA. pOR PALATKA, FLORIDA. VIA DARIEN, BRUNSWICK, Si. MARY’S, FEE NANDINA, JACKSONVILLE and PICOLATA. The New and Fast Steamer ‘•FOUNTAIN,’’ Captain G. W. Castneb, Will leave for the above places on SATURDAY MORNING, the 29th inst., at 9 o’clock. For Freight or Passage apply on board at Dillon's Wharf; opposite the Gas Works, or to M. A. COHEN, Agent Freight payable on wharf. jy2?-3 g2O REWARD-MULE STOLEN, On Monday night a Mule, brown color ieg3 striped with white and oluck, branded with a letter u on the right hip, aud an S on the left shoulder, was stolen from my stable, corner of Taylor aud Price streets Twenty dollars reward will be paid lor ihe recovery of the animal. jy*7-l WILLIAM MORSE. QOLUMBUB, GEORGIA. VALUABLE RESIDENCE AND SAW MILL FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE. Cottage residence, with commodious out-buildinge, all quite new, situate in a one acre lot, corner Broad and Few streets, Columbus, with excellent well of wa ter. Also, a Saw Mill, with Circular Saws, on the Mobile and Girard Railroad, 33 miles from Columbus, with Engine of CO horse power, in fall v orking order. Abundance of timber surrounding and four years' right to cut and use the same. For sale or Exchange by J. T. THOMAS & CO., jy27-2eod 117 Bay street. j^OTICE. The Arm of M. J. Doyle Jfc Cos, is this day dissolved by the withdrawal ot Mr. John Daly. M. J. Doyle continues on his own account, and will attend to the unfinished business of the concern, he alone being au thorized. (signed; M. J. DOYLE, JOHN DALY. Savannah, July 27th, 1565. Debtors andCreditors are requested to take due notice Present claims anu pay your Dills ut once. 1 shall be always found at the Old stand, No. ill) Bryan su*eet, and, us in the past, will render polite attention and satisfaction to old friends and customers. jy 2 *' l M. J. DOYLE. RUCTION. Several Photographic Instruments will be sold at Public Auction to satisfy judgmeut beloie the First Provost Court against Samuel A. Cooley, on Monday uext, at A p. m., at Beckett's Pnotograpnic Rooms, on Broughton street. HOST. P. YORK, . Lieut. Col. and Ptovost Marshal, jy2 «-l District of Savannah. JJOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE. The subscriber offers for sale his three story brlek dwelling house, situated on Montgomery street one door south of York street. There is gas fixtures through the house. To a person who desires a com fortable home now is their chance. A dwelling house and store is offered by this sale. jyJti-'lw PETER STRAUS. QENUINE CONGRESS WATER, FOR SALE AT , 207 BAY S.TREET, MTY.TBN BARNARD & JEFFERSON. fe’ 2C s ISRAEL R, SEALY & CO. Q 0 T T inr* GIN -Si t THE EMERV PATENT GIN, Which for COMPACTNESS, ECONOMY OF TIME, SPACE AND LABOR far surpasses any other Gin ever before offered to the public. The undersigned are prepared to furnish them at regular rates, being the sole Agents for Horace L. Emery, Patentee and Manufacturer. Messrs. AMES, PEABODY & CO., No. 162 Congress street, have the above Gin ou exhibition. Samples can also be seen at the warehouse of CHAS. L. COLBY & CO., corner Bay and Abercom streets. jyjANNING & DE FOREST. BANKERS AND BROKERS, No. 19 Wall St Biter, Nkw Yobk‘ DEALERS IN GOLD, SILVER, FOREIGN EX CHANGE and GOVERNMENT SECURITIES. Give special attention to the purchase and sale of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia. Alabama, New Orleans and Tennessee Bank notes. Southern states Bonds and Coupons, Railroad Boud* and Coupons. Interest allowed on deposits. jyls-3»