The Savannah Daily Herald.
WEDNESDAY, AVGUST *, 1865.
FROM OUR EVEIIMG EDITION
THE REPORTS ABOUT MEXICO.
We do not place much credence in the
statements contained in the despatch about
Mexico, published elsewhere, for several
reasons. The news comes from the same
source as did the astounding intelligence, a
few days ago, that Gen. Grant had assassi
nated President Johnson. We have no hun
dred thousand troops on the Texas Border,
and scarcely one-tenth of that number.
That Maximilian may increase his army,
from apprehensions in regard to our demon
strations on the Rio Grande, is probable, hut
we regard ourselves as none the wiser in ref
erence to what he has done or will do, for the
sensational despatch referred to.
LATER NORTHERN NEWS.
Dates to tlxe aatii -
major General J. G. Foster on his way to
Assume Command in Florida.
By the arrival of the &. R. Spaulding at
Hilton Head, wfe have files of New York
papers to the 28th.
We are indebted to Captain H. E. Lord,
C. S. V., and Captain Seward, C. S. V., for
By the Spaulding, Major General J. G.
Foster arrived,' on his way to sssume com
mand of the Department of Florida.
Gen. Foster was accompanied by his wife
Foreign News.— We have no later Foreign
news than that brought by the Scotia, and
contained in the extracts from New York
papers of the evening <?f the 26th which we
A RIGHT SMART CHANCE FOR THE
Shipment of Three Hundred of the surplus Fe
males of Massachusetts to Washington Terri
(From the New York Sun.)
The United States Steamship De Molay;
Will leave New York in the early part of Au
gust, with three hundred working women
bound for Washington Territory. The his
to’y of this female emigration appears to
be as follows: Governor Andrew, of Massa
chusetts some time ago, was very much dis
tressed by the destitute condition of several
thousand female operatives in the old Buy
State, on whose behalf he appealed to the
public at large. The Hon. Mr. Mercer, a
member of the Executive Council of Wash
ington Territory, wrote to the Governor that
the women were so much wanted out there
on the Pacific Coasts, that the Council would
provide for the passage of three hundred fe
males from Aspinwall to the Territory. Gov
ernor Audrew was delighted but had no
means of sending the women .to Aspinwall,
but promised to use his influence with the
authorities to procure a government vessel
for this purpose. Mr. Mercer accordingly
visited Washington, and after a great deal of
running back and forth Between the Depart
ment, Secretary Wells finally consented ip
entertain the proposition, it someone could
be found to take the responsibility of endorse
ing such a manifest innovation upon the ac
customed routine of the Navy Department.
The President was appealed to. Mr. John
son referred the matter to General Grant
Giant wanted Howard’s endorsement, ob
tained It, and made a requisition upon Wejles
for a steamer. The order of the Commander
in-cblef was duly honored by the Secretary
of the Navy| "Who placed the De Molay atthe
disposal ot Mr. Mercer, at the same time
cautioning that honorable gentleman against
the sailors, who kre such gallant tellows,
that a cargo of women would be likely to in
duce the men to desert, if not closely watch
ed. M r . Mercer promised to take the, chances,
and Governor Andrew has notified three
hundred women of Massachusetts that thej
can make arrangements to depart for Wash
ington Territory, and upon their arrival there,
good husbands will be provided for every
one of them, under the supervision of the
Executive Council us the Territory. Success
to them 1
The Boston Transcript is authorized to 1
say that the estate of President. Lincoln, with
the addition of the contributions made in
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York,
will amount to one hundred thousand dol
lars ; and that the active labors of those ob
taining subscriptions to the Lincoln Fund
have now ceased.
—At a gay party in Mount Zion, 111, a few
weeks since, a beautiful young lady sudden
ly exclaimed, “Oh, lam so sick,” and fell
dead. A physician who was present, after
an examination, announced that her death
was caused by tight lacing.
—A Paris correspondent writes that Ade
line Patti wan betrothed on the 18lh of June
to a gentleman of Milan —mercantile, not
It is estimated that there are fifty thousand
persons in the Southern States who were ex
cluded under the amnesty proclamation of
—Miss Estelle Anna Lewis, an American
poetess of some note, has sailed tor Europe,
where she will remain a year, publish a boflk
in London, and marry a count.
—lt is estimated at the Freednmn’s Bu
reau that at least forty thousand freedmen
have learned to read and write.
—The principal danseuse at the opera in
Yienna is paid eighteen thousand florins per
—A handsome marble statue of the late
President is to be placed in the centre of the
town of Lincoln, busßex county, Delaware.
—The three latest fancy drinks in Califor
nia are called “ladie’s tear punch," ‘♦anti-di
vorce cocktail/’ and “soul-stirring solace."
A Sensation Report from Mexico.
Report that Maximilian is Raising
The Federal Demonstration, on the Border
Cincinnati, Thursday, July 27.—The Ga
zette has 4- despatch front Cairo, dated the
26th instant, conveying the following re
markable intelligence :
The Galveston correspondent of the Hous
ton News writes, under date of July 1, as
Orders have been issued to the officials of
Matamoras to prepare accoutrements for
thirty-five thousand troops of the empire, the
troops to consist of French, Austrians and
The reason given for this collection of
troops is because the United States have a
similar number at Brownsville and adjacent
French officers assert that there is no
reason why the Uiiiied States should send
an armv of eighty or a hundred thousand
men to Texas, unless it was designed to
make aggressive movements upou Mexico-
The spirit of the two armies is described
as being exceedingly hostile, and there is no
affiliation between our officers and those of
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
[From the New York Herald, July 27,]
The stock market was very strong yesserday, and
Erie rose rapidly to 97%, under the manipulation of
the bull clique. Governments were firm.
Gold has been very firm all day, notwithstanding
the arrival of the Scotia, reporting five-twenties at
71% @% on the 14th lust, in London. The opening
price was 143%, after which it declined to 143, and
then advanced to 143% ® >4, at which it stood at Jive
P. M. The supply of cash gold is abundant, aud
cash purchases have been made, in some instances,
at % below the regular rate.
There was less activity in breadstnffs and provi
sions yesterday, but prices were generally firmer.—
Cotton was steady, bpt not in much request. There
was more doing in groceries at former quotations.
The freight market was more active, with 194 vessels
of all classes in port. The change in other articles
There was a sale by auction of two thousand bales
Os New Orleans and North Carolina cotton to-day on
government account. The former brought from 31c.
io 39c. %) lb for good ordinary and 46c. for strict mid
ling, and 39)4c. ® 43c. lb for the latter.
[From the N. Y. Times, July 28.]
The day was one of renewed excitement in the
Railway speculation on the Stock Exchange. Erie
Common Stock was again the leading staple. The
sales at the regular and open Boards and on the
sireet were very large, very much excited and ex
tremely variable in price. The successful Bull oper
ators in the stock are, of course, greatly elated. It is
said, indeed, that the advance has run ahead of their
own calculations, and the. consequence, to-day, was
a certain measure of suspicion among themselves as
to who should get out at the top rates first. At one
time there was a difference of 3 cent iu about as
many minutes ; that is from 96% down to 95, and up
to 98 f! cent. The very highest sales were be
fore the early Board at 99@99% cent. The large
advance of yesterday in Hudson River to IK f) cent,
was sustained. New York Central went ahead or the
best sales of yesterday, and the Extreme additional
rise on Reading was 2), cent. The Western roads
were active. Speculation ran strong on Pittsburgh
aud Michigan Southern.
At 4 o'clock, the following quotations, after repeat
ed alternations up and down in the market, were
made on the Street. The Railway maket firm, with
a fresh advance on Michigan Southern to 68%
Wed. Thurs. i Wed. Thur.
U. S. 1040s 97 N. West Pref... 63)4 04
U. S. 5-20S. 105% 105% I Rock 151aud...108% 108%
N. Y. Central.. 95% 95% | Fort Wayne 99% 99
Erie 97% 96), I Cuinl/tand 00a1.42% 48
Hudson 115 115% quicksilver — 57% 67%
Reading 106% 108% Mariposa 10% 10%
Mich. Southern. 66% 68% Canton 40 41
Illinois Central .127 128 Atlantic Mai1...166% 165
Mich. Central. ..108 109 Brunswick li n
Pittsburgh 72% 74 I Ohio Certificates 26%' 25%
Northwest 28% 28%| American Gold.. 143%
The Money Market has assumed much steadiness
at 6%i cent, at call to the Brokers. Exceptional trans
actions are made as low as 5 aud as nigh an 7 |
cent., according to the class of collateral.
The price of Gold was %®l cent, firmer in the
forenoou than on Wednesday, and further advanced
after Change hours. The Gold Room was transfer
red from William and Beaver to Broad and New
street, this morning. The first sales in the new
arena were at 143%®144 cent., aud the latter salts
145® 145%. The Customs demand tor Gold yester
day and to-day was quite large. There is no export
demand. Ou the contrary, Exchange for Saturday’s
mail is not over 108%®i09 Gold lor the highest sig
natures, 60 days’ sight, while 4-days bills have been
done at about tlie same figures, drawn against Uni
ted States 5-20s. The deiuaud for these Bonds for
transmission abroad continued to-day, at 105%®105%
cent. Other descriptions also Ann.
New lokk, Thursday evening, July 27.
Cotton—Has been in more demand at firmer
prices ; Middlings 46e. ® 48c. ft lb. ; sales 2,800
Tlie quotations yesterday were : ,
Upland. Florida. Mobile. iV. O. <£• T.
Ordinary 35 36 37 38
Middling 46 46' 47 47
Good Middling. .48 59 50 51
Coffee—Has been quiet but steady to-day. We
quote Java at 24>*c. ® 25c.; Rio at 18c. ® 22c.;
Maracaibo atl9c.®22. ; at. Domingo at 17> a e.®l8e.;
Native Ceylon at 22 >,0.® 23c. lb., in gold, au in
voice of Java was sold on private terms.
F'lpitk and Meal— State and Western Flour con
tinues in lively demand, mainly on speculation—
Prices Lave again advanced lac.@2se. bbl., the
market closing iirmly. Sales since our last amount
to 16,000 bbls., including very luferior to choice Su
perfine State and Western, at $5 95@e 75 ; poor to
choice Extra state, at $8 Bo@ 7 00, chiefly at $6 87
@7; round-hoop Extra Ohio, inferior to good ship
ping brands, (wnich are very scarce,) at $7 90® $8 25
superfine State and Western $5 96@56 75
Extra State 6 85® 7 40
Extra Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ac. 6 90® 9 75
Extra Oluo.a-ouud-hoop, sliip’g brands 7 90® 8 25
Extra Ohio, trade and family brands.. 8 25® 10 00
Extra Genesee 7 50® 9 75
Poor to choice Extra Missouri 7 50®n 75
Southern Flour continues in moderate demand at
higher prices. Sales since our last, 700 bbls., at $7 50
®sß 70 for poor to good, and $8 75®512 26 for good
to very choice extra brands, bbl. Canadian Flour
Is also dearer. Sales 500 bbls. Extra at $8 90®$9
bbl. Rye Flour Is in demand, including supernue at
$5 50® $0 bbl. Sales 200 bbls. Corn Meal is in
light supply and good request at $4 90® $5 for Jer
sey, and »o 76 for Brandywine, %i bbl.
Grain— Wheat lias again advanced 3c.®Sc. ft
bushel, on au active Uiquuy, partly from speculative
buyers. Sales 95,000 bushels, including Wiiite West
ern at $2 25 ; Amber Western, at $1 06®$2 xo ; Red
Western, at $1 so® $1 95 ; Amber Spring, at $t uo;
Chicago Spring and Milwaukee Club, at *1 60®$1 5s
Y bushel. Corn has also improved le.®2c. bushel,
on a good demand, partly lor export, Sales so,uoo
bushels at 86c.®8ftc. for unsound, and BSc.®9oc. for
sound Mixed Western ; 90c.®9ie. for Western Vel
low. Western Oats have been quiet at 62c.®62>»c. ft
bushel. Rye continues in request, including West
ern, at 96c.®97c. bushel. Barley aud Barley Malt
a.-e quiet aud uomiual.
Provisions.— Pork was more active and much
firmer. Sales have been reported since our last of
u.uoo bbls. in lots, at sl2®s33, closing at $32 75 for
New Mess; S2B 26®528 oo lor 1863 —1 Mess; $25 75®
$26 ior prime Mess; $36®536 5u for Clear; and $23 76
i0,524 50 for Prime, ft bbl.; also, 1,260 bbls. New Mess,
August delivery, sellers option, at s3o® s3l 62,Q
bbl. Cut Meats have been pretty active at 15c.®17c.
lor Shoulders, anti 19>4e.@20c. for slams, sales
equal to 60 pkgs. Bacon in more demand; 126 bxs.
ice-cured Strauord sold at le&c. Lard is again firm
er. Sales 1,300 tcs. aud bbls., at I8‘ # c.®24c., the lat
ter rate for very choice kettle-rendered, lb. Beer Is
in demand, at sio®si4Tor Extra Mess: $8 60®i2 for
Plain Mess. Sales 800 bbls. Tierce Beef rules quiet;
a small lot of Beef Hams was sold at s3l oo $ bbl.
Butter continues quiet at 27e.@34c. for poor to prime
and 85c.®40c. for lancy state, aud 20e.®27c. for Wes
tern, tt. Cheese is inactive at 9c.@l6>ic. for poor
to very cUoice lb.
Hat—Continues tn good demand at sl@sl 20 for
old, and 70c#S5c. for new, 9 ioo lbs.
Molasses—Has been in moderate request; 230
hhds. Cuba and Muscovado were sold at 45c.®55c.,
and 76 hhds. Porto Rico at 85c. V gallon.
Naval Stokes—Have been in more demand to-day,
Including Spirits Turpentine, within a range of from
$1 so®(i 55 V gallon, and Rosin at |5 50@517 50 $
Oils—Have been in moderate request at uniform
rates, Including Crude White at sllo® |l 16; bleached
do., at $1 2o®asl 25 ; Crude Sperm, at $1 Ss@l 90;
unbleached do., at $2 15®$2 25 ; Lard Oil, at $1 85
®1 95 ; Unseed, at $1 18®$1 20 V gallon.
Sugabs.—Have been in fair demand and firmer to
day. Sales since our last,i 980 hhds. Cuba, Ac., at
11c.@14%c., aud 1,170 boxes Havana at 12c.®16%c.
lb. Refined Sugars are in less request at 15c.®
20c. 1) lb.
Tallow.— Sales 85,000 lbs. at 10%c.@17%c. for very
iuferior to choice, aud 25,000 lbs. Grease at lie. f)
Whiskey.—Sales 200 bbls. Western at $212@212%
For Liverpool the engagement to-day
concluded 250 bales Cotton at 1%d., by sailing ves
sel, and 7-l6d. by steamer, $ lb. For Glasgow, by
steamer 14,000 bushels Com at 4d. per bushel.
The New General Hospital at Hilton
Head* —The U. S. Army Hospital here is
now progressing rapidly towards completion,
after designs by Dr. J. F. Huber, the Sur
geon in charge, aided by Mr. John Lindsay,
Chief Carpenter of the Department.
The entire frame of the centre or “ad
ministrative” up and ready for
the boards. This building is torty-lour feet
wide, one hundred and forty-eight feet long;
three stories high in front, surmounted by an
octagon tower of fine proportions. The re
mainder of this building is two stories high.—
Circular from Bishop Andrews, of Mo
bile, to the Methodist Churches. —A
special dispatch from Mobile to the Times,
dated the 22d inst., says: .
Bishop Andrews has issued a notice to the
Methodist Episcopal Church, requesting the
annual Conference to hold sessions this fall
to elect delegates to a General Conference,
commencing in April next. He also requests
the churches to meet iu Columbus, Ga., for
consultation at an early day.
Receipts of Cotton.— The receipts of
Cotton in this city, by the South Carolina
Railroad, from the 'first to the twenty-fifth
inclusive amount to nine hundred and thirty
eight bales. During the last two weeks the
Cotton receipts have increased nearly four
fold as compared to the receipts at the be
ginning of the month.— Charleston Courier
—The schoolmaster may be abroad, but it
would seem that he is certainly not afloat.
The Gloucester Telegraph meutious that two
vessels were in the harbor at that place on
Tuesday, one of which had on its stern, as
its name, the worl “Austrilitz,” and the
other “Cimpithy.” *
—ln Bangor large tanks are to be placed
at several convenient points on tbe public
streets, and filled daily with pure water and
ice, tor the relief of thirsty pedestrians. A
portion of the expenses of this arrangement
is to be borne by a public-spirited citizen and
the rest by the city.
—From a Bengal paper we learn that it
cost the young Maharabjah of Putiallah half
a million pounds sterling to get married.
Here it isn’t the getting married that is so
expensive—it is the staying married, and all
the other things.
—Gen. Butler's resignation, which was
sent on the first of June, has been returned
marked “not accepted,” and he has been
sent tor to Washington, where he is likely to
be assigned to duty connected with the Freed
—“Peruvian Hair Restorative,” read and
repeated Quilp, as he spied it on the ferry
ga*e ; “welt what do we want with that stuff
in this country—we are not Peruvians —let
’em take it to Peru. ”
—ln 181d John C. Calhoun at a dinner
fiven to Mr. Adams, at Browns’s Hotel, in
Washington, gave as a sentiment: “Univer
sal Suffrage and Universal Education.”
—At some of the collieries in Pennsylva
nia the price of labor is reduced forty per
cent, since last year, and at some points a
further reduction is insisted upon.
—ln Richmond, since Lee and hi 9 troops
went out, the grasshoppers have come in, and
the Express says there enough ou every lot
to feed a large family of chickens.
—An impertinent fellow wishes to know
if you ever sat down to tea where skim milk
was on the takle without being asked, “Do
you take cream ?”
—The Richmond Republican estimates the
Southern losses by the war at five thousand
aud eight hundred millions olj dollars.
STATIONERY, <Stc. ,
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 is the largest in the De
partment, and all our goods are of the first quality,
fresh ard direct from Manufacturers. ’
We solicit the attention of purchasers to our goods
SAVILLE A LEACH.
Corner Bryan street and Market square^
Timber Cotter’s Bank,
Merchants* Row, Hilton Head, S. C.
OFFICE COMMISSARY OF SUBSISTENCE,!
Savannah, Ga., August Ist, 1865. /
Sealed proposals to furnish this post with six thou
sand pounds of Fresh Beef per week, for three months,
commencing September Ist, and ending December Ist,
1860, will be received at this Oflice until Tuesday, Au
gust loth, 1865, at 12 o’clock noon, when they will be
opened in public.
The Beet to De furnished on days to be designated
by the Commissary, aud to be of good and marketable
quality—dressed in equal proportion of fore and hind
quarters, excluding necks, shanks and kidney tallow.
Persons submitting proposals will state the average
net weight, quality, &c., of the Beef they propose to
Proposals will be subject to the approval of the Com
missary General of Subsistence.
HENRY R. SIBLEY,
aul-tl& Oapt. and C. 8. U. Vols.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH, 1
Ist Division, Department or Georgia, >
Savannah, July 29, 1866. j
Special Order, )
No. 14. f
I. Capt. John Martin Lussine, Schooner “Mary
Agnes," having violated General Order No. 69, Head
quarters Depai unent of the South, May 6, 1866, estab
lishing quarantine regulations for the Diet, ict of Sa
vannah, Qa., in allowing communication with the
shore, is hereby lined the sum of One Hundred Dollars.
He will be kept in confinement until the above amount
By Command of
m . Brevet Maj. Gen. J. M. BRANNAN.
Will A, Coclter, Capt A A A. G. Jy3l
LOC AL MATTER 8.
Arrival of the U. 8. Transport Fairbanks,
At noon this day the transport Fairbanks, Captain
Hunter, arrived here from Baltimore, July 29th.—
-Captain Hunter reports that he passed going into
Chesapeake Bay the steamship Blackstone, under
sail, being disabled in her machinery. North of Hat
teras, she passed at anchor several schooners, wait
ing for winds, light and loaded.
We are indebted to Mr. Frank Lunt, of the Fair
banks, for files of Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washing
ton and New York papers.
Amusements.—The Virginia Minstrels, composed
principally of Savannahans, promise an excellent
entertainment to-night at St. Andrews Hall.
The Belton Ministrels announce a benefit to two of
their stars to-night, at the Marshall Hall. This is
their last performance but one.
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE.
THE subscriber offers fqr sale his three story brick
dwelling house, situated on Montgomery street
one door south of York street. There fe gas fixtures
through the house. To a person who desires a com
fortable home now is'their chance. A dwelling house
and store fe offered by this sale.
jy26-2w PETER STRAUS.
OFFICIAL.—MIL. DIV. OF TENNESSEE.
HEADQ’RS MIL. DIV. OF THE TENNESSEE.
Office Provost Marshal General,
Nashville, Tenu., June 23, 18C5:
To secure uniformity throughout the Military Divis
ion of tbe Tennessee, iu administering the Amnesty
Oath prescribed by the President in his Proclamation
of May 9th. 1565, and to preserve the records of such
oaths, the Major General Commanding directs that
such oaths be subscribed in triplicate ; two numbers
on sheets or rolls, one of which is to be filed at De
partment Headquarters, and one to be forwarded to
the Department of State at Washington, and one con
venient copy to be given the party subscribing the
Blanks for* the purpose will be furnished each De
partment from tbisofflee.
The Amnesty Oath will hot be administered to such
persons as are excepted from the benefits of the Presi
dent’s Proclamation, except for the purpose of ena
bling them to apply to the President lor special par
don, and in such cases but one copy of the oath will be
subscribed, which copy will, by the officer administer
ing the oath, be attached to, and form a part of, the
applicant’s petition for pardon.
In all special applications for pardon, the applicant
must state clearly and fully, under how many and which
of the exceptions named iu the President’s Proclamation
his case comes; he must also state whether the Govern
ment has taken possession of any part of his property,
also whe her any proceedings are pending against him In
any of the United States Courts tor treason, or for con
spiracy against tire Government of the United States,
and the facts stated in such application.mnst he sworn to
betbre they will be forwarded.
The petition will then bo forwarded by the officer ad
ministering the oath to the Department Commander,
who will, before forwarding tbe same to the Department
at Washington, refer the petition to the Governor of the
State in which his Department is, to enable him to in
vestigate tlie merits of the case, and to recommend to
the President sucii action as to him seems just and pro
Each Department Commander will designate suitable
officers to be conveniently located .for administering tbe
Amnesty Oath, and such officers will be governed by
The name and rank of such officers, witli a statement
of the points where stationed, will be reported to this
office. By Command of
Maj. Gen. Thomas,
J. O. PAKKHURST,
Brvt. Brig. Gen. and Pro. Mar. Gen. Mil. Div. of the
Official: Will A. Coulter, A. A. G.
OFFICIAL—SUB-DIST. OF OGEECHEE.
Sub-District op Cgeecuek, >-
Savannah, Ga., July 26, 1865. j
General Order,) a
No. 16. /
All Schools now in session in this city nnder the
control oi the military authorities, will be closed this
26th day of July, and remain so closed until October
By C ommand of
Brevet Brig. Gen. DAVIS.
Jno. Mullen, A. A. A. General.
HEADQ’IiS SUB-DISTRICT OF OGEECHEE, I
Savannah, Ga., July 24th, 1865. /
No. 15. /
In accordance with orders from Headquarters Dis
trict of Savannah, Ist Division, Department of Geor
gia, I hereby assume command of the siib-Distrlct of
Ogeechee, Headquarters at Savannah, comprising the
following named counties:
Liberty, Bryan, Chatham, Effingham,
Bulloch, Tatnall. Scriven, Motgomery.
The following named officers are hereby announced
on the Staff ol the snb-District commander:
CapL John Mnllen, 12th Conn, lnft, A. A. A. G.
Surgeon J. K. Bigelow, Bth Ind., Ghief Medical Officer.
Surgeon N. L. Show, 153d N. Y„ Health Officer.
Capt, Chas. H Cox, 75th N. Y, Provost Marshal.
Capt. Warren H. Boynton, 30th Me., Street Comm’r.
Capt. R. B Grover, 30th Me., A. A. Q M,
Capt. E. F. Goddard, 12th Me., A. A. u- M.
Lieut. O. T. Hall, 163d N. Y„ A. A. D. C. .
Lieut. J. S. Bergen, 173d N. \ T ., A. A. Q. M.
Lieut. J. H. Chariot, 169th N. Y., A. A. Q. M,
Lieut. D, B. Knowlton, 176th N. Y., A. A. Q. M.
All returns and reports required by Army Regula
tions and existing orders, will be forwarded to the A.
A, A. General at #ese Headquarters.
EDWIN P. DAVIS, Brv’t Brig. Gen.
Official; Jno. Mullen, A. A. A. Q. jy2s
HEADQ’RS SUB-DISTRICT OF OGEECHEE,
Savannah, Ga., July 28, 1566.
No. 18. J
Captain Charles H. Cox, 75th New York Infantry,
is hereby relieved from duty as Provost Marshal, Sub-
District of Ogeechee, as his Regiment is now serving
out of this District.
Captain James E. Smith, 12th Connecticut Veteran
Infantry, is hereby announced as Provost Marshal,
Sub-District of Ogeechee, and will be obeyed and rqj
By command of
Brevet Brigadier General DAVIS.
John Mullen, A. A. A. G. jy29-7
HEADQ’RS SUB-DISTRICT OF OGEECHEE,
savannah, Ga., July 28th, 1665,
No. 17. f
Ali citizens in this Sub-District who are engag
ed in Legal, Medical, Mercantile, or any
business, who coihe under the provisions of the
Amnesty Oath, prescribed by President Johnson’s
Proclamation, .dated .Washington, D, C., May 29th,
1865, and have not taken said Oath, will be required
to do so, or discontinue their business at once.
To this end all persons in business who have not
taken the Amnesty Oath will report to the Provost
Marshal Bub-District of Ogeechee tortbwith.
Any violation of this order will be summarily dealt
By command of
Bvt. Brig. Gen. E. P. DAVIS
Jno. Mullen, A. A, A. G. jyns 7
OFFICE PROVOST MARSHAL,
Stm District of Ogkechek,
.i Savannah, Ga., July 27, 1865,
THE citizens of Savannah are hereby requested to
report at this oflice all able-bodied persons, cither
white or colored, who are found loitering about the
Streets. Market Houses, Wh.rfes, or other plaees
within the limits of this Command, without visible
means of support in order that they may be prompt
ly arrested and put upon Government or other work
CHARLES H. COX,
Capt. and Provost Marshal,
jy2B-tf Sub District ot Ogecohee.
THOS. W. BROOKS,
FURNITURE AND GENERAL
834 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
N. B.—All ORDERS sent by Mail promptly at
tended to. . jy3l-tl
FOOT OF LINCOLN STREET,
Fronting the old. N. Y. Side-wheel steamship Wharf.
P. WHELAN, .7771 J. T. RONAN,
A LARGE and well selected stock of ALES, WINER
BRANDIES, WHISKIES, SEGARS, TOBACCO
MINERAL WATERS etc., on The situation
of the Metropolitan Saloon fe convenient to all who
vfeit or are doing business on the wharves, and thev
are requested to call in. aul-3
SEEMS TO BE THE
End of onr National Troubles.
HILTON HEAD HOUSE,
Cor. Johnson Square and Brykn Sts.,
IS NOW in good running ordor—a place where the
weary can find rest, and where the waiters have
BURTON’S EAST INDIA PALE ALE.
COOL LAGER, ON ICE.
LUNCH AT 11 O’CLOCK A. M.
No crippled jawb wanted in this establishment in
Old acquaintances ne’er forgot.
“For particulars see small bills.”
Jyl9-tf Proprietor Hilton Head House.
As CLAMS ! CLAMS ! !
XHAVE the best Clams at Hilton Head, and the
best Cooks, in proof of which statement I adduce
the following testimony from Mr. Beuj. Honey’s ad
vertisement in the Savannah Daily Heralih of the
last oi two:
“There fe no man in Port Royal that can serve up
Clams in every style better than Mr JFitzgerald, at the
Eagle Saloon, in rear of the Post Offlre.
“Tuere is Where the Laugh Comes In.”
My dear Ben we wish yon a long life and a merry
In addition to the above luxury, we furnish as good
a meal a* can be obtained at Hilton Head, or any
other place in this Department.
GIVE US A CALL,
And we feel confident that you will leave our estab
lishment satisfied that whatever we advertise yon
wili find to be correct.
Do not forget our old established house, in the rear
of Post Office.
OFFICIAL—BUREAU OF FRKKDMEV.
WaR DEPARTMENT, )
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Aband’nd Lands,'
Washington. July 12,1505, j
No. 11. /
Instructions to Assistant Commissioners ana other
Each Assistant Commissioner will be careful, in th:
establishment of sub-districts, to have the oflice of bii
agent at some point easy of access for the people of
He will have at least one agent, either a citizen,
military officer, or enlisted man, in each snb-district I
This agent must be thoroughly instructed iu his du
ties. He will be furnished with the proper blanks for
contracts, and will institute methods adequate to meet
the wants of his district in accordance with the rules f
of this Bureau. No fixed rates of wages will be pre
scribed for a district, but in order to regulate fair wages
in given individual cases, the agent should have in
mind minimum rates for his own guidauce By care
ful inquiry as to the hire of an able-bodied man when
the pay went to the master, he will have an approxi
mate test of the value of labor. He must of course
consider the entire change of circumstances, and be
sure that the laborer hasdue protection against avarice
aud extortion. Wages had better be secured by alien ,
on the crops or land. Employers are desired to enter a
into written agreements with employees, setting forth I
stated wages, or securing an interest in the land or 1
crop, or both. All such agreements will be approved!'
by the nearest agent, and a duplicate filed in his offlce.R
In case there should be no agent within reach, theaj
nearest postmaster will forward the duplicate of cou-w
tracts direct to the Assistant Commissioner for tbe 1
Attention is specially called to section 4 of the law i
establishing the Bureau, with regard to setting apau -1
land to “every male citizen, whether refugee or freed- *
man,” Ac., and the same arrangement' is recommend- 1
ed when it can be effected, between private parties. '
Already many farmers have rented lands to freedmen •
and refugees This course is a recognition of the gen
eral principal in the law.
In order to enforce the. fulfillment of contracts on '
both contracting parties, the Commissioner of the Bu
reau lays down no general rule—the Assistant Com
missioner must use the privileges and authority he
already has. Provost courts, military commissions,
local .courts, when the 'freedmen and refugees have
equal rights with other people, are open to his use. in
the great majority ol cases his own arbitrament, or
that of his agent, or the settlement by referees, will
No Assistant Commissioner, or agent, is authorized
to tolerate compulsory unpaid labor, except for the
legal punishment of crime. Suffering may result to
some extent, but suffering is preferred to slavery, and
is to some degree the necessary consequence of events.
In all actions the officer should never forget that no
substitute for slavery, like apprenticeship without
proper consent, or peonage, (i. e., either holding the ,
people by debt, or confining them, without consent,
to the land by any system,) will be tolerated.
The Assistant Commissioner will designate one oi*
moreot his agents to act as the general superinten
dent of schools (one for each State) for refugees and
freedmen. This officer will work as mudh as possible
in conjunction with State officers who may have school
matters in charge. If a general system can be adopt
ed for a State, it is well; but if not, he will at least
take cognizance of all that fe being done to educate
refugees and freedmen, secure proper protection to
schools and teachers, promote method and efficiency,
correspond with the benevolent agencies which are
supplying his field, and aid the Assistant Commission
er in making his required reports.
Surgeon C. W. Horner, Chief Medical Officer of the /
Bureau, will have the general supervision of medical <
matters connected with refugees and freedmen.
The Assistant Commissioners will instruct their ■
medical officers, as they have instructed other officers. .
to make the medical department self-supporting as
far as possible.
All public addresses of a character calculated to
create discontent are reprehensible ; but the Assistant
Commissioner and his agents must explain, by con- K *i
stunt recapitulation, the principles, laws, and regula
tions of this Bureau, to all parties concerned. It la
recommended to the Assistant Commissioners to draw
up in writing a careful summary to be publicly and
privately read by agents throughout their respective
O. O. HOWARD,
_ aul-7t Major General, Commissioner. _
OFFICIAL—DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH
ypjjTRDJT OF SAVANNAH, I
Ist Division, Department of Georgia, f
Savannah, Ga., July 26th, 1865.)
No. 11. /
I. At his <#wn request Ebeu Parsons, jr., Judge oil
the District ProVost Court, is hereby relieved irmn i
duty as such.
By command of „ j
Brvt. Major Gen’l J. M. BRANNAN.
Win- A. Coulter, Ass’t Adj’t Gen. jy26
HEADQ’KS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH, I i
Ist Division, Dep’t of Georgia, r
Savannah, Ga., July 26, 1865. )
General Orders, )
No. 8.- j .
• • » • • • *
The District and Post Provost Courts as heretofore
organized, and presided over by a Provost Judge, are
hereby dissolved, and any decisions rendered alter tne
date ol receipt of this order, by any such Court or
Judges in the District will be conpideredjiull and vow
• « » • • • •
By Command of . _ _
* Brvt M*|. Gen. J. M. BRANNAN.
Will. A. Com im, A. A- Jl™