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The Savannah Daily Herald. SATURDAY, A (.’OUST 5, 1865. FRO.V OI K EVENING EDITION OF YESTERDAY. A Singular Traffic. —Tho Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin says the most prominent article of traffic just now, between that city and Nantucket, Maw., la In houses. A9 Nantucket is dying with the death of the oil trade, the houses that were built there at a cost of from $3,000 to $5,000 are offered for sale at auction and knocked down at from ssooto S2OOO, when the purchaser rolls them on board a schooner and send 9 them to Nor wich orNew London, where they are re erected and sold at a handsome advance over what he paid. Two houses thus trans planted have recently been put up on Bos well Avenue, is Norwich, and more are said U be coming. The ingenious Yankees long since invented por'able bouses, but keeping pace with the age, we shall not be surprised to hear of movable villages migrating over the coun try, changing their locations with the shift ing commerce, appearing and disappearing like the fabled palaces of Aladdin of the won derful lamp. The Taxation of Government Securities. The New Hampshire and Connecticut Legis .atures having passed laws imposing a tax on government securities, the Comptroller of the Currency has written a letter to a bank officer in Hartlord, in which he says that if other Northern States should lollow their example, and it should be conceded they had the right to do so, the credit of the govern ment and of the naiional currency would be practically destroyed. He adds that he feels justified in saying that there is not the least danger of these laws being sustained by the Supreme Court of the United States. Kentucky and her Slaves.— The Phila delphia Ledger things Kentucky had better pass the amendment to abolish slavery and keep her negroes, if she needs their physical help. They are all, says the Ledger, all get ting across the Ohio as fast as possible, and once gone, their owners will never be able to recover them again. Sixty thousand have gone out of Kentucky on military pass es since the Ist of May. Kentucky wants them. Ohio does not; but Ohio, being free territory, gets them all agamst her wish. Is It not probable that the policy of Ken tucky is declared by a desire to get rid of the negroes with the institution of slavery ? —lt is now officially announced that the vertebral bones of John Wilkes riooth, pierced by Gorbett’s bullet, are on public exhibition at the Army Medical Museum in Washing ton. —A Providence vessel was struck by a cy clone on tue 30th of April, and sunk with all on board except the captain aud two sea men, who were picked up alter having been six days on a raft. —The clergyman in Virginia who shot a soldier for robbing bis garden has been sen tenced to five years' imprisonment. —A council of Indians who took part in the rebellion htt9 been held in the Chickasaw country, at which twenty tribes were repre sented. They all desire the restoration of privileges lorfeitul by their disloyalty. —An expert swimmer is giving exhibitions at Fall River, lie suffered himself to be thrown into the water with his hands and feet tied, when he will release himaelt and perform other unprecedented feats afloat. —ln the reign ot Philippe le Bel there were but two carriages in Paris; under Henry IV, there were only 320 ; in the reign of Louis XIV, there were 1500; in the reign of Charles X there were 60,000; there are now 100,000. —A young lady died in one of the western towns of this State, last week, from aneur ism of the heart, produced by excessive laughter- Youg ladies had better practice the “ persimmon” laugh. —Mrs. Keller, of Middletown, Pa., was trimming the grave of her deceased husband with flowers, when she was stricken with apoplexy, and died almost immediately. —The palace for the Paris exhibition at Vaugirard, Paris, will cover at least forty acres and will cost $4,000,000 ; it will be re moved at the close of the exhibition. —Agents of North Carolina are said to have gone North, with a view to opening oiflces tor information, and otherwise to encourage emigration to that Slate. -•There has been a great temperance re vival among the Catholics of Troy, New York. Over two hundred took the pledge there last Sunday. —The wine crop of France promises to be magnificent this year. It is believed the vintage will take place in the South in the month of September. Gingiini, the tenor, Is raving mad, tears his domes to shreds and every hair off his head, grimacing at those who come to sec him. —A teetotal Arm launched a vessel at Yar mouth, .England, lately, and christened it witu a Louie of ginger heer. —An lugenious pocket time-piece, “war ranted to denote time correctly," la selling in Loudon lor a penny. —The new Hotel Dieu, In Paris, will cover 82,000 yards, contains 710 beds and cost $4,- OuO.oOj or $5,000,000. —A blue and pink colored hairless horse Is an attraction now iu Loudon. It lias just beeu imported from Africa. —Edmund A. Pollard, formerly editor of the Richmond Examiner, has gone to San Domingo to live. Hpjmnjl MAUULTZVS. Detailed Arroant ot the Burning ot the Ship William Nelson. The Constitutionnel publishes the follow ing tragic account of the burning of the emi grant ship William Nelson. It was prepar ed by the Captain of the ill-fated vessel, at the American Consulate, in Havre: The William Nelson left Antwerp on the Ist of June last, with a cargo of rails, wine and various merchandise, about 448 emi grant passengers and a crew of 30 men, In eluding the Captain. The ship did not,how ever, put to sea until the 4th of June. The voyage continued without incident worthy of remark, until the 2fith Juno, when the ship had reached lat. 41 20, long. 52 20 W. The Captain here observed that several emigrants who had been ill for some days, were suffer ing from a violent fever, and fearing that this might become contagious, he gave orders at 10 a. ra., on the 26th, to the first mate and carpenter, to go below and make the pas sengers come on deck, in order that the ship mignt be fumigated, as a precautionary mea sure. The passengers having all ascended, the first mate and carpenter were again sent below with several sailors, furnished with tar buckets and red hot irons. The operation was nearly completed about 12.30 o’clock, when t!» last tar bucket burst into a flame, and the boiling tar flowed over upon the deck in the center of the ship, seriously burn ing the carpenter aud the sailor who was as sisting him. The vessel immediately took fire. The middle deck was then, as may be imagined, full of smoke, and the ignited tar which had fallen on the deck flowed with the roll of the ship under the bed ot one of the emigrants, setting it on fire. In an instant the flames spread to all the other beds fore and aft, rendering it im possible lor the men to do anything to ex tinguish them. Even before they could reach the deck, immense columns of flame shot up through the hatchway, and reaching the sueets of the mainsail (ail sail was set at that moment) enveloped the mainmast with the rapidity of lightning. In the twinkling of an eye all the sails on the mainmast were on fire, as well as the rigging. The Captain im mediately ordered part of the crew to get the boats ready, in order to save as many pas gers as possible, and the rest to close the ventilators and the hatchways. This was hardly done when a number of men, consist ing partly of sailors and partly of emigrants, io.-med a chain fore and aft, in order to pass buckets of water, which were poured down the main hatchway, whence issued a column of flame. The pumps were also set to work. Hitherto discipline and good order had been maintained. The Are, however, made such rapid progress above and below that the Captain considered it hl9 dujy to lower the boats immediately. But now a general panic seized the unfor tunate passengers, all of them throwing them selves upon the boats, which, from their numbers, it was completely impossible to prevent. One had no sooner touched the water than she was capsized by a number of emigrants, who jumped into her. Those not knowing how to swim were nearly all drowu. ed. Four sailors, however, who were aho in the water, succeeded, with much risk, in righting the boat, and bringing it to the side of the vessel again, and then saved some of the unfortunate men struggling in the water. But while the boat wa3 still alongside some more emigrants leaped into it, and again cap sized her a second time. The sailors were again able to right it, and took on board| as many passengers as it could hold. The Captain himself assisted in lowering the launch, nnd the second mate, the only sailor who entered it, was fortunate enough to save several cab in passengers, among others, seven women and four children, one not three months old. The two other boats were lowered with much trouble. Tbe largest contained no less than thirty-live passengers, with six ot the crew, some of whom got into another boat less heavily laden, leaving two to steer. The last boat, witu the same number of sailors, and full of emigrants, succeeded in getting clear of those who, endeavoring to jump in off the ship, fell into the water and swam round if. it is miraculous that it was not capsized in the eflbrts the poor creatures made to get on board. Meanwhile the Cap tain, seeing that he could do nothing more to save tne ship, ordered the rest of tLe crew, about fiiteen men, to throw overboard everything that would float—spars, planks, barrels, hencoops, &c, All were lashed to gether, so as to loim a kiud of raft, in order to save as many lives as possible. This was hardly finished when the unhappy passen gers still on board, losing all presence of mind, threw themselves upon it in large numbers, followed by several of the sailors, filling the air with despairing cr es. Others on hoard the ship rushed niachy from one end of the deck to the other, ana going into the cabin, broke the furniture and threw it into the water. > The confusion which now reigned was be yond anything possible to conceive. The tumult was such that it was impossible tor the Captain to make himself heard, though giving reiterated orders and seeking to stop the panic. This took place about half an hour after the fire broke out. At this time from 130 to 150 emigrants had succeeded in getting upon spars alongside tbe ship, though there were many struggling in the water, when the topmasts, with their yards, &c., all on fire, suddenly gave way aud fell right upon them, killing many at once, aud throwing the others into the fire. The cries of the wounded and the drown ing were horrible. Words are power less to give an idea of the horrors of the scene. The unfortunates still on board the ship, in their great teiro”, surrounded the Captain and sailors, cling to them and be seachlng them to save them. But they could do nothing. Borne time after, the fire between decks gaining the upper deck and masts, a fresh panic broke out among them, and seeing their only chance of safety was to yet upon the raft, the poor creatures fought among themselves to reach it. Several fell into tne water and were drowned ; others succeeded in in reaching the raft, but they were not to escape their fate, for the main mast fell upon them some minutes afterward and crushed several to death. The same frightful scene was again presented. Then only did the second mate and a few of the crew jump overboard. Being good swim mers, they proceeded toward the boats, at some distance, aud were fortunate enough to reach them, and still more bo in being taken in by the occupants. After these lamentable and horrible events there was one still more terrible to take place. About two hours after the lire broke out, a part ot the deck being entirely under mined, fell In, and a large number of emi grants were perdpitated headlong into the burning furnace beneath. It was something horrible to see the flames leaping out of this gulf; the heat was suffocating, and it was impossible to remain any longer on board.— Some passengers jumped into the sea, and with them the remaining sail ors, some of whom are supposed to have been drowned. The lashings which held the raft together being burnt through, it part ed into two, with mauy persons clinging to the planks, and many underneath. The Cap tain seeing the absolute impossibility of do ing anything to save those still on board, and not being able to remain with them longer, jumped overboard, and seeing two boat 9 at a great distance, swam toward them. After Swimming for three quarters of an hour, to gether with two sailors who followed him, they were at last perceived and recognized by the emigrants, who, with the greatest humanity, steered toward them, and, at the risk of being capsized and drowned, picked them up in a state of almost complete ex haustion. Tue Captain then took command ot the two boats, aud immediately steered toward the Aip, in order to see it, with the spars floating about they could make a raft to save those clinging to various objects aud those hangingxm the ship’s bowsprit. But nothing could be done. They remained, however, uear the burning ship until 3 a. m., when she sank, carrying with her the rest of the poor creatures on board. The boats then steered N. N. W. There wa9 no water on board either ot them. One had no pro visions, and the other had two or three fowls, a duck aud a pig. During all this time the sea was, for tunately, calm, for bad the slightest breeze arisen, all must inevitably have perished, the boats being laden to the water’s edge. The shipwrecked'party continued their way until 6p. m., and were then seen and saved by the steamer Lafayette. The third boat was met by the Russian three-masted bark Ilmari, who spoke the Lafayette the same night. At the request of Capt. Bocande, the Captain of the Ilmari transferred his shipwrecked guests to the Lafayette, which thus had on board the forty-two persons, whose arrival at Havre on the 6th ot July is already known. j The Mercury picked up the fourth boats crew, respecting whose fate so much anxiety was felt, on the 24th of June. The Captain of the Mercury lay to for several days, aud subsequently cruised about in the neighbor hood of the disaster, with watches on the yards, in the hope of rescuing others of the shipwrecked. One man, and subsequently one woman and three men were thus picked up. This is the fourth service of the kind which the Captain of the Mercury has been fortu nate enough to render to shipwrecked crews. Among other he ha 9 reeeived a gold chronometer from the English Govern ment, for having saved 454 men of the steamer Persian, wrecked by bad weather.— Among the 43 men whom he rescued from the Wllliam Nelson are five women and five children, of whom one, bom on board the William Nelson, is an infant only fourteen days old. This infant and his sister, three years old, are the aole survivors of a whole family on board. On the first alarm the two children were put by their parents into one of the boats subsequently picked up by the Latayette. The parents afterwards endeav ored to join them by swimming, but were drowned. The little orphan was carefully tended by a young woman, nineteen years .pld, who has not since quilted her charge.— Another infant, twelve months old, i9 the sole survivor of a family of father, mother and seven children. Two Dutch children, one twelve, the other thirteen years old, hare lost their father and mother. Another lad, eigh teen years old, is in the same case. His father, who has perished, had on board 27,- 000 francs in gold, bis whole fortune. “Blind Tom” In Court. [Erom the Augusta Chronicle.] Our old friends Gen. Bethune of Columbus and Gen. Howard of Atlanta are making a concert tour in the North with the musical prodigy “Blind Tom.” They have encountered an unforeseen diffi culty, however, in the person of a colored man of the Barnum stamp. This last named personage who has figured somewhat as a travelling showman, has surreptitously ob tained letters of guardianship for Tom in an Indiana court, and has brought Bethune into thej Probate Court at Cincinnati, charged with unlawfully restraining “Tom of his liberty." Able counsel have been engaged by each party and the trial is exciting no lit tle interest. Gen. Bethune, in response to the writ of habeas corpus produces a deed of indenture, showing that Blind Tom has been regularly apprenticed to him for the term of five vears by his father and mother, former slaves of said Bethune, for what appears to be an am ple money consideration. This contract of apprenticeship purports to be approved by Capt. Bryant, Superintendant, of the Freed men’s Bureau. The investigation was not finished at the last accounts, but the Judge allowed Mr. 8., to retain the custody ofTom until he could meet an engagement previous ly made for a public concert. We trust Gen. 8., will be the winning party in this contest. [From the Augusta Chronicle.] Thb Accident to Gen. Steedman’s Train. As the down Georgia train on Monday was coming round a curve just above the Oconee river, the passenger car next to the last was thrown off the track. The la9t car was Gen. Steedmau’s travelling railroad coach; this was partially thrown off also. We are pleased to learn that no one in either car was seriously Injured. Several, however, were bruised by being thrown unceremoni ously around among the car furniture.— Among these was Gen. Grosvenor, the Pro vost Marshal General. He was so severely bruised that it will be some days before he will be able to leave bis residence. Some others of Gen. Steedman’s Staff received slight contusions. The place where the accident occurred wa9 one which favored, if we may so speak, the passengers. Had it taken place where there was an embankment, a large number would have been killed. Refrigerators, Assorted. HOBBY HOBBES. JUST RECEIVED BY STVART CO., >n3 -3 Corner Bull and Broughton sts. NOTICE. MB- L W. STEVEN is. my duly-authorized Attor ney during my absence from tbe city. frU- HAMBY KOIHSCHILD. LOCAL, MATT 8. Moke Re* hunts to sk Mustered OvT.-khe Bth Indiana, the 30th Maine, and the 14th Maine are to be mastered oat aa soon as practicable, and live for the North. \ (Jen. Mercer se«t to Fort Pulaski.— On fours day, by orders from the Secretary or War andVleut. Gen. Grant, Brig. Gen. George A. Mercer, late I the Confederate Army, was sent to Fort Pulaski, to be confined there. \ The Weather, though uncomfortably warm has not for the past few days been as oppressive aa'pre viously, nor as it is represented to be in higher jpti. tudes. With our refreshing afterneon sea breeze aid soft hum id atmosphere, the “heated term” is m*re tolerable here than even in the Northern cities. t A pleasant shower this morning, temporarily coofed and refreshed the atmosphere. The thermometer yesterday indicated, at 7. a. m 83 ; at l p. m. 89; at 7p. m., 88. i ■riurn.Tn i—ia—— The Suppression of the Macon Journal Si Messenger. Among the official orders in the Macon Telegraph of the 23d ult., appears the fol lowing, suppressing the Journal & Messen ger of that city: Headq’rs. Department, Georoia, ) Office Provost Marshal General, Augusta, Ga , July 22d, 1865.) General : The Major General Command ing directs me to call your attention to the following article published in the Macon Journal & Messenger, of July 20th. 1865: A “Loval Citizen.” —lf subscribing to the following document constitutes one a “Loy al Citizen,” we, the editor, belong to that happy class. Asa public journalist we are unwilling to counsel others to do tuat which we would not do ourself. Hence we have availed ourself of the flrst opportunity to take the “amnesty oath” and thus qualify ourself for active duties of citizenship. We had to fortify ourself for the occasion with an extra amount of “Dutch courage,” but by no means recommend thi9 as a necessary preliminary to “taking the oath.” Here is the form of the document: United States of America, > State of Georgia, County of Bibb. j I, Augustus P. Burr, of the county of Spalding, and State of Georgia, do solemnly swear, or affirm, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Union of the States thereunder, and that I will, in like manner, abide by and faithful ly support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebel lion, with reference to the emancipation of slaves. So help me God. (Here our autograph ) Subscribed and swore to before me, this 19th day of July, 1865. ("Signed) C. L. Gbeeno, Major and Provost Marshal C. C. M. D. M. Immediately after the above performance we “smiled,” and we were fortified in real and front.” The writing and publishing of th's article, under all the circumstances, is a high crime against the United States government, now seeking by every possible conciliation to re establish the civil law in Geoigia. It is in spirit, if not in words, an open violation of the oath taken by the editor himself; and it is calculated, and doubtless designed, to bin der and deter the people in their efforts to comply with the generous terms offered by the President to this people. The editor is necessarily a bad man—in cendiary in his character, and well.calculated, if permitted to do great evil, the conse quences of which will rest upon others rath er than himself. His word is worthless, and his oath hot to be trusted. To prevent the re-currence of such publications, you will cause the imme diate arrest of——, the editor, aud place him in close confinement, and not permit him to either converse or write upon political subjects. You will seize the press, type and entire material of the paper, and not allow its further publication upon any condition whatever. You will cause a report of your action in the premises to be made to these headquar ters. I am, General, very respectfully, your obe dient servant, C. H. Grosvenor. Brev. Brig. Gen. & Pro. Mar. Maj. Gen. J. H. Wilson, Com. Cav. Dept, of Ga. Hdqr's. Cav. Dpt. of Ga.,\ Macon, July 28, 1865. > Respectfully referred to Major Greeno; pro vost Marshal of the calvalry forces, who will make the arrest and seizure directed herein without delay. Cause this communication to be published in tbe Macon papers; and see that instructions of Major Gen. Steedman are carried into effect. By command of Major Gen. Wilson. Edward P. Inhoff. Capt. <fe A. A. G. The Russian Advance. It Is not long since tidings of a serious de feat to the Russian forces on her extreme frontier gained credence through the public press. It was soon contradicted, and we have following the report a diplomatic circu lar setting forth the purposes of the Russian Government in these remote wars. It is claimed, and with appearance of probability, that the nomadic tribes along the border re tard the course of civilization, and are mak ing perpetual inroads upon the outposts of the Empire. It has been found impossible to subdue them except by the constant pre sence of troops and the permanent occupa tion of their territory. It is now proposed to establish a chain of forts from the Sea of Oral to Syr-Daria, and from the Chinese frontier to Issyk-Koul of such number and strength that the fierce rovers of the northern deserts cannot break through. These will be located in spots of natural fertility, and under the shelter of the Russian guns, it is anti cipated that settlements will spring up and that traffic in the wool, tea, and dried fruits carried by the nomadic caravans, will gradually gflpersede the warlike habit 9 of the tribes. We are told that Khiva Khoka aud Bokhara are gradually adapting themselves to the situation, have accepted their des tiny as conquered States, and are disposed to profit by the change. Already the pic turesque market scenes witnessed in other portions of the empire have made their ad vent here, and the commodities of either section are freely exchanged. In fact, the Russian claim to have a mission to subdue and civilize the Asiatics by means of the commercial relations which follow the tri umph of her arms, is much better sustained by the facts and her apparent position, than that of England or hTance. The extension of her frontier against a barbarous people is inevitable, while both the latter nations have been obliged to cross seas or pass over in- terveniag countries to establish tbeir frontier Hue. England in India, and France in Al geria and Mexico, can have Uttle to oppose against Russia on her vast plains in the north.— Washington Chronicle. RESTAURANTS, Ojc. OAK LODGE, THUNDERBOLT. WLLIAM T. DANIELS respectfully informs his friends and the citizens of Savannah that he has taken this old and _ Favorite Summer Retreat, where he la prepared to accommodate Boarders and to furnish PIC-NlCSand PARTIES. There U an ft. cellent BATH HOUSE upon the premises. Boat* and Fishing Tackle Always on Hand. L ts - - EMANCIPATION IEEIWS TO BE THE , End of our National Troubles* \ THE HILTON HEAD HOUSE, Cor. Johnson Square and Bryan Sts., IS Nqw in good running order—a place where the weary can find rest, aud where the waiters have no rest.' BURTON’S EAST INDIA PALE ALE, COOL LAGER, ON ICE. LUNCH AT 11 O’CLOCK A. M. No crippled jaws wanted in this establishment in business hoars. • Old acquaintances ne’er forgot ear •• For particulars see small bills." BILL WILLIAMS, jy!9-tf Proprietor Hilton Head House. CLAMS ! CLAMS ! ! I HAVE the best Clams at Hilton Head, and the best Cooks, in proof of which statement I adduce the following testimony from Air. Benj. Honey’s ad vertisement in the Savannah Dah.t Hebald, of the last oi two: “There is no man in Port Royal that can servo up Clams In every style better than Mr. Fitzgerald, at the Eagle Saloon, in rear ot the Post Office. “Tuebe is Where tue Lacoh Comes In.” My dear Ben we wish you a long life and a merry one. In addition to the above luxury, we tarnish as good a meal as can be obtained at lillton Head, or any other place in this Department. GIVE US A CALL, And we feel confident that yon will leave onr estab llehment satisfied that whatever we advertise you will find tp be correct. Do not forget our old established house, in thereat of Post Office. PETER FITZGERALD, juSO Proprietor. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. J. R. SOLOMONS, M. d7, Oon 1 1 st , From Charleston, S. 0., offers his services to the citizens of Savannah. Rooms at Or. Clark's office, Congress stnet References.—Dr. Jab. B Read, Dr. Jchlui liAiuua, Hon. Solomon Cohen, W. N. Habersham Esq,, Jyll ts A. A. Solomons & Cos., M. P. MULLER, CIVIL ENGINEER AM) ARCHITECT. Agent for the Sale of Lands. Will give strict atten tion to Surveying, furnishing Plans lor and superin tending Buildings, all kinds Machinery, Ac. Office, Sorrel's building, next to Gas Office. jy2l lm DENTAL NOTICE. I would Inform the public that I have resumed the practice of Dentistry In this city, at my old stand, corner of St Jnlien and Barnard streets, (entrance Brown's Photograph Gal- where I am prepared to perform all operations pertaining to my profession. JyU-lmo w. JOHNSON, D. D. S. HAY, GRAIN, <Stc. HA ~ SIXTY BALES HAY, Landing from Steamship America. For sale by Jy«-tf BRIGHAM, BALDWIN & CO, LUMBER- To Timber Cutters, THI CXDmiBNED WILL PURCHASE IN LOTS, As They Aaarva, Hard Pine Timber, and Hewn Shipping Timber. , W. A. BEARD, jyie eodlm 164 Congress street PIONEER BAW MILL. WE most respectfully announce to the citizens of Savannah and others requiring LUMBER, that our new Saw Mill at the foot of Zubly street, near the savannah and Ogeechee Canal, is completed. We are now prepared to saw and funtlxh Lumber In large or small quantities to salt purchaseiß, and respectably solicit a share of public patronage. We will also pur chase TIMBER as It arrives In this market. JySl-tf ROSE A ARKWRIGHT. WATCHES, JEWELRY, Ac. SAMUEL P. HAMILTON (Successor to Wllmot dt Richmond.) • —r ntALin IN WATCHES, SILVERWARE, JEWELRY, CANES, CUTLERY, Ac Coast* WaiXijata, Sr. Jolian and Owobess St» . SAVANNAH, OA. Watches and Jewslry repaired. Chronometer* rated by trauslt. Cash paid for old Gold and Silver. Jy2B-tf