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local matters, "abb ival OP TBS STEAMSHIP t’HASS.—The Pioneer Jjce steamship Chase, Capt. M. L. Rogers, arrived evening at this port. We are Uidebte<l to Parser Sylvester McGrath, for fall flies of late papers. THS Post Baeebv —At all tnilltarjr posts of the C - S Army, among the Hist Institutions established, Where practicable, is a Bakery to supply soft bread for ihe troops Instead of “hard tack.” The large and extensive Borchert Bakery, north-west corner of Bryan and Jefferson streets, was secured after the capture of Savannah. Mr. Thomas J. McOrackin rras placed in charge as Superintendent, and Mr. pelt; Krass, Foreman, with nine citizen baiters, three detailed men, and seven negro laborers.— la the month of June nine hundred barrels of floor were baked into bread, and during the month of joiv considerably more. The Issue during these noutbs has been from five to fourteen thousand loaves dally. At the present time, by the recent re moval of troopa, many of the employes of the Post Bakery have had a few hours absence horn heated ovens and stifling atmosphere. 4. permanent redac tion of the force is being made. RSCOVEBY OF A LARGE AMOUNT OF STOLEN SILVER Ware.— A few weeks since, Mrs. H. M. Montmollln was robbed of a large amount of silver ware. The robbery was committed by negroes. Mrs. Montmollln made kqow n her loss to the U. S. Police. Sergt. M. J. JiUUkln U. S. Police, of the 12th Marne volunteers, with the assistance of special detectives, recovered at three different places the property stolen., The searcli extended from fifteen miles above Savannah toMltchelfllie, near Hilton Head, InS. Carolina. A few spoens, forks, and one silver ladle, remain to be re covered. It Is well that Sergt. MilUkin and his asso ciates werfe so prompt and vigilant in this matter, as a few hours delay at MitchelvUle would have resulted in a failure to secure this valuable property. The se quel proved that when Cody and Butler touch the strings, thieves will hear the sound. One of the ne groes who participated In the robbery, by the name of Jim, was arrested and committed by Capt. James E. smith, provost Marshal Sub-Dlsjrict of the Ogce chee. • Herald Stationery Store and Newspaper Depot. By the advertisement In another column, it will be seutr that Mr. J. H. Estill has opened a Stationery Store and Newspaper Depot at the Herald counting room, where he will keep a general assortment or Stationery, Merchants’ Commercial Blanks, Books'* Ac., together with the latest newspapers and period teals. This establishment being located on the bay, aud being constantly supplied with every article used in the counting room, will be a great convenience to out merchants. We are Indebted to Mr. EstlU for copies of Northern newspapers, periodicals and pictorial papers received last evenlug by the steamship Chase. THE COURTS. DISTRICT PROVOST COURT—DEPoftE LIEUT. COL. ROBT. P. YORE, DISTRICT PROVOST MARSHAL. Savannah, Ang. 7th, lSoo. Application was made by Levi S. Russell, Esq., At torney for Marmnduke Brown, tb occupy aud control a certain lot of land containing four hundred acres, situate on the South-west end of Skrtlaway Island, In Chatham county. Permission is granted to Mar iuaduke Brown to occupy a certain portion of said lot of land which Is" now unoccupied—that the por tion of said land occupied by freedmen be delivered to him alter the crop is harvested, and that a reason able time thereafter be allowed the occupants to re move therefrom, provided It Is not In use, or needed, by the military authorities of the United States. Mrs. Mary O'Connor vs. Mr. Austin—action to recov er the premises situate on the corner of Broughton and Drayton sts., subveuted without authority by de fendant, contrary to agreement. It appearing, from the evidence adduced in the above case, that Mr. Mal iett and Mr. occupy tke premises in question, without author ty In m the proprietor, but are willing to remove in a reasonable time. It was ordered that they vacate the premises occupied by them, by the tjrst day of September, 1885, and that all other per sons residing In the building be ordered to vacate within the same time; provided Mr.' Austin does not show cause to this Court why he should not be per muted to hold over. Sra-BBTRICT OF THE OaSKt'OEK—CAPTAIN JAMES E. SMITH, PROVOST MARSHAL. Savannah, Aug. TANARUS, 1885. C. S. vsqHenry Bannister—using abusive language on or about the 4th day of August - , 1385,1n tlie clty|ol Savannah. Plea guilty. It was ordered that the de fendaut pay a fine of Hlteon dollars and costs or be confined in the Comity jail one month. C S vs. Zaclr Edwards—stealing a horse from the U. 5. Corral, at the Isle of Hope, Chatham County. qu or about the sth day of August, 1865. It was ordered that the defendant be confined In the lail of Chatham County for the 9pace of six months. C. 9. vs. Rose (colored). Larceny of peaches from the market on or about the 6th day of August 1885. Plea guilty. It was ordered that the prisoner be con fined In the County jail one mouth aud then be for warded to the contraband camp. 6. 9. vs. Benjamin Franklin—lnsulting ladles on the streets, on or about the 7th day of August 1885, at Savannah, It was ordered that the prisoner be confined In the country Jail one month. Mlnatnre Almanac—This Day. Sun rises 6 181 Moon sets 7 48 sun set* o 511 High water 8 lo PORT OF SAVANNAH. Arrived. Monday, August 7,1865. Pioneer Steamship Chase, Rogers, New York—to Hunter & Gammell. Consignees—Adams Express Company, Bell A Christian, J) B Brown, M Bevtagh, A L Bradley, T Bateson, Brigham, Baldwin A Cos, C L Colby A Cos, O Cohen, Crane A GravbUl. J L Dunning, J H Demund, Dewitt a Morgan, 6 H Eckmau, Erwin A Hardee, A Frederick, 9 N Gragg. M Ferst A Cos, M Gordon, Hun ter A Uammell, Hess A Guttman, 0 M Hillsban, Hil ton A Randell, N A Hardee A Cos, Kotcheke, J Lama, > M Lederer, Lovell A Lattlntore, M D McArtlny M 9 Meyer, J C Maker. J McMahon, Melnhard A Bro, Maj Porter, T Philpot, l’resdee A Orff, J Ryan, C I) Rogers, Rue, Whttnev A Cos, P Skehan, Capt A L Spencer, T JJ Shea, \V il stark, J R Sealey, T M Turner, W H Puller * Cos, B 0 TUden, J Vilialonga, Schuester A Hunzleus, J G Watts, \V M Walsh, R B Waugh. B Strauss, L Stern, Halsey, Watson A Cos, L A MeU, J N Muller, G T Nichols, SfFarrelly, BA Wise, G Harty, G W Alien, A H Childs, McCoontbs, J Schroeder, TI) AT, Sell'er, T Cook, Williams, E H Kerburt A Cos, McDongherty, aud order. Passengers— P H Peters, Mr Wright, wife, child and servant, WM'Wadley, W Clones, .las Gardner, J G Watts, Mr Hess, T Schailer, M Gordon, Mrs Her rlett, C Beckman, W D Savla9, W Kelly, Mrs McKenna, Mr McDermott, J Bryan. Brig Geo Amos, Stinson, N York—Oaden A Unckles. Bohr Pilots Bride, Blatchford, Hilton Head. Schr Wynoua, Fall, Baltimore, with coal to Marry, Day A Cos. Cleared. Steamer Ernfile, Bender, Hilton Head. PORT OF PORT ROYAL. Cleared. Aug »—schr John F Williams, Lyman, New York. Hotel Arrivals. Pl'l-ASK-i HOUSE, AUGUST 7. - G H Asledge, N Y [ J Morris. Georgia H A Tophaui, do ! MaJ Manning, Ft Pulaski H C Cady, do leapt H L Stone, do Oapt Wldtebead, fit Var IV M Wadley, Georgia H Bentley, Purser, do :P L Schiller, New York * M Booth, do C Beekman, a X* Head Geo Beuson, Providence ? iW L Willlngton, do J H Burrell, do Uohn Bailee, Jamea Oardner, Augusta | fcl F Martin, St Verona PClose, do W Graham D T Castleberry, do w “staffer WO Jones, do OKUtou ’ D HDenning, do |g BaUey PORT ROYAL HOUSE (HILTON HEAD) AUG. 6. Capt RC6d, 21USCT Lt 8 W n no 0 ) w c Handl£ Fioridr w e H Head J L Savage, Jacksonville j m Hoir v d ,° H H Harper, AbbevUle J s iSht' M Q Zeigtw, do Lt HancS^ST 1 . 11 * P A McMlcbael, Orungebg Col Koryu* W T Stockton, Quincy F A Laklu ’ Sava “ nutl 3 B McLean, Jacksonville Capt Keycer S? T B Kershaw, late Lt Shunt, ’ MaJ Gen CS A D H Rice, Lemon ind C W Simontou, S C Mrs BourdUi and ciiUd J Hugbey, Beaufort New York | SEA ISLAND HOUSE iHILTON HEAD) AUG. a. J Tucker. Hilton Head Col W W Murple, Jack’lle A Lenford, do A C Small. Station Creek J Butler, do J Fuliton, do W H SUerwood, Sav J Pearson, • do —Advices from the Red River of the North distinctly reiterate the former charge, that British traders in British settlements openly supply hostile bands of Indians with arms and ammunition to prey on our frontiers. Da a M o ur a er . BY ALFRED TENNYSON. L Nature, so far as in her lies, Imitates God, and turns her face ' TO every land beneath the skies, Counts nothing that she meets with base, But lives aud Rives in every place ; 1L Fills out the homely quick -set screens And makes the purple lilac ripe • ’ Steps from her airy hill, amrgreis The sw amp, where hums the dropping snipe With moss and braided marish pipe ■ hi. , And on thy heart a finger lays, Saying, -beat quicker, for the time Is pleasant, and the woods and ways Are pleasant, and tfie beech and Ume Pat forth and feel a gladder clime,’' IY. And murmurs of a deeper voice Going ber.tre to some far shrine Teach the sick heart the stronger choice. TUI all thy life one way Incline With one wide wfii that closes thine. T. And when the zoning eve has died Where yon dark valleys wind forionr, Come Hope and Memory, spouse and bride, From out the borders of the morn, With that fair child betwixt them born. vt. And when no mortal motion jars The blackness round the tombing sod. Through siieuc« and the trembllug stars Comes Faith Horn tracts no feet have trod, And virtue, Uke a household god. VII. Promising empire ; such as those That once at dead or night did greet Troy's wandering prince, so that lie rose Wltb sacrifice, wbUe all the fleet Had rest by stony hUls of Crete. Letter from General Sherman to General Johnston.. The Richmond Republic contains the fol lowing letter, never before published: Hxadq’rs, Military Division or thel Mississippi, in the Field, - Raleigh, N. C., April 27, 1865. ) Gen. Johnston, Commanding Confederate Armies, 4'C., tirtensborough ; Qenebal : I herewith enclose yon copies ot my Field Orders, No. 65, which give Gen. Schofield full and ample powers to carry in to effect our convention, and I hope, at your persoual interview with Gen Schofield, you satisfied your mind-of his ability aud kind disposition toward the inhabitants of North Carolina. In addition to the points made at our in terview of yesterday, I have instructed Gen. Schofield—to facilitate, what you and I and all good men desire, the return to their homes of the officers and men composing the army —to lef you have of his stores ten days’ ra tions for 25,000 men. We have abundance of provisions at Morcbead City, and if you seud trains here they may go down with our trains aud return to Greenshorough with the rations specified. Col. Wright did intend to send his construction train up to-day, but did not get up his carpenters in time. The train, with square timber and carpen ters, will go up in the morning, and I think by the morning of the 29th your trains could ruo down on the road and lull in with ours of the 30th. I can hardly estimate how many animals, fit for farm purposes, will be “loaned” to the farmers, but enough, I hope, to insure a crop. I can hardly commit myself as to how far commerce will be free, hut I think the cotton still in the country, aud the crude turpeu tine, will make money w ith which to pro cure supples. Gen. Schofield, in a few days, will be.able io arrange all such matters. I wish you would send the inclosed parcel for Gen. Wilson, as it contains the Orders 65 and 66, and instructions to release all the prisoners. on the conditions of our conven tion. _ Now that the war is oyer, I am as willing to risk my person and reputation, as hereto fore, to heal the wounds made by the past war, and I think my feeling is shared by the whole army. I also think a simi\pr feeling actuates the mass of your army; but there are some unthinking young men who have no use of experience, that, unless controlled, may embroil their neighbors. If vA) are or dered to deal with them it must he with se verity ; hut I hope they will be managed by the people of the South, I am, with respect, Your obedient servant, William T. Sherman. Official: Kilmocii Falconer, A. A. G. Cattle Plague in the Mississippi Bottom. Great Destruction of Animals—the Black Gnat the Forerunner of the Pesti lence.—The Memphis Bulletin of the 22th has the following: We learn from a gentleman who has just returned from Phillips and Crittenden coun ties, Arkansas, that the planters in the Mis sissippi bottoms, have been, and are still, suffering severe loss by the death of their horses, mules, cattle and hogs, by a singular disease, which is carrying them off iu great numbers. * In the early part of the Summer an in credible number of black gnats made their appearance in the bottoms, and attacked not only cattle and horses, but also birds, wild tuikevs, deer, and other game, with such ferocity as to' kill, in a short time, quite a number of them. After the disappearance of the gnats, a disease broke out among the cattle, horses and hogs, and has been raging for some time, and is still prevailing, though the indications now are that the epidemic—for such it ap pears to he—is abating. This disease re sembles very closely erysipelas, the attacked swelling up, sometimes, under the|breast, at other times on the sijje, but more frequently under the throat, and dying generally in from twenty-four to forty eight hours after being attacked. Our informant conversed with several intelligent planters who have been great sufferers by this sirange disease, among them a physician emiuent in his pro fession, and all of them concurred in the opinion that it was closely allied to erysipelas, and also that the visitation of the gnats iu the early part of the Summer had some in fluence in producing the disease. It is thought that the great amount of poi son which was necessarily absorbed into the system by the bite of the gnat—which is a most poisonous insect—is developing itself in the disease which is now ravaging the whole animal race in that region. Some cases, when taken in time, are cured by precisely the same treatment practised in cases of ery sipelas, painting with anodyne the affected parts having a fine effect. The loss ot stock, especially of hogs, has been very great. One planter in Walnut Bend has lost over two hundred hogs and seven horses and mules, beside oxen and milk cows. Another, living a shot t distance above the one named, has lost thirteen mules and horses, and hogs and- cattle in propor tion. This is only two of many similar in stances of losses sustained. On Saturday morning it was reported that two men, who had been treating their cMtle for the prevailing disease, had been similarly attacked, their throats swelling up in an alarming manner. Singular Suicide— A Woman Hanos Her self Through Fear of a Lawsuit. — A wo man named Regina Strack, aged forty years, residing with her husband, a returned soldier of the lOGth Regiment, O. V. I, at No. 551 Vine Btreet, was discovered yesterday sus pended from a bedpost by a bedcord, quite stiff and dead. A suit had recently been in stituted against her befbre some up-town magistrate, upon a charge of using insulting language, ana about an hour before the trial should have been held, she made the assur ance of a “nolle /irotequi," doubly sure through the means of suicide. Coroner Carey held an inquest upon the body, which developed •oefaas we have related, and resulted iu a verdict in accordance with them.— Cincinnati Uazttte. NT ~p il u?.if. mo R ene Willis, eldest daughter of „• ” UIw > Esq-, editor of the Home Jour on Wednesday, ntldlewild. to Dr. Wm. Eddy, of New Bedford. Quite a select party was present. The happy couple took their departure in the evening for their bridal tour.; « Dreadful Svens In an In*ane Hospital. The Northampton, Mass., Gazette of the 25th, says: “A fearful tragedy occurred at this hospital last Friday. About 10 o'clock the night pre vious, an Irishman, large, stout, and desper ately crazy, crawled through the ventilator in his room in one of the rear two-sioiy buildings, aud reached the roof, where he established himself, and hade defiance to all the world. He was soon discovered, and every effort that the ingenuity of the super intendent and his associates couid invent, was made to induce him to come down, but without availr A hole was cut in the roof, bat with pieces of slate which he tore txoin the coot, the madman beat hack ail who at tempted to approach him. The roof is quite steep, but the crazy man would run all over it, along the eaves, without fear and perfect impunity. No sane person could possibly accomplish what he did. He declared that he would never come down alive, and would kill any one who should come upon the roof. It was, therefore, an impossibility to get him saftly, and it would be certain death for any one to go upon the roof and grapple with him. He was perfect “master of the situa tion.” A watch was kept upon him during the night and next forenoon. It was thought that Father Sullivan, the Catholic priest. who had previously visited him and seemed to have considerable influ ence over him, might induce him to come down, and he was sent for at Holyoke, but being sick he could not attend, and sent one of his assistants, but before he arrived the madman, at about 11 o’clock, was seized with a fit, to which he was subject, while silting beside a chimney, and curling up rolled offi striking on the solid hardpau below, break ing one arm and injuring himself internally; so that he lived only about an hour. In his disabled condition even, he fought desper ately, and it was with difficulty that he was secured. The ventilator through which lie escaped is oval shaped, about 8 by 12 inches, and extended from near the top of the wall horizontally about 10 inches aud then up to the roof. This hole he enlarged by knock ing out the brick. He entered the ventila tor by turning his bed up against the wall. A Spanish Ball Fight - The following description of a ball fight is communicated by Mr. T. Sopwith. M. A. F. R. S., to the Hex Lam (Eng.) Courant. The writer says : Before taking my seat I walked rouud to see the stables, and there saw the men who were to perform, as also their horses. Judge of my astonishment on seeing a small chapel lighted up with candles, where the whole of 1 the men are confessed before they begin their perilous avocation, and where, in the event of their being mortally wounded in the course of the combat, the sacrement of extreme unction is administered. There was no laughing nor joking, either among the performers, or looke£on; the former had quite the air of men who knew the risk they were about to run. The arena is about lOu paces iu diameter, aud surrounded by a double harrier. After a flourish of trumpets the arena was cleared of spectators, several soldiers on horseback assisted to expediate their depar ture. A procession then entered, consisting of two masters of the ceremonies, five picadors on horseback, fourteefi banderilleros, inclu ding those matadors, all dressed in red or blue silk, richly embroidered with gold, sil ver, or black silk, aud two teams of mules, three in each, with nine or ten assistants, to diaw dead carcasses from the ring. The whole procession crossed the arena and advanced to the front of the Royal box, which on this occasion was empty, but from an adjoining box a hunch of keys was thrown t > liberate the bulls from their dungeons. Ths procession retired with the keys, and none hut the banderilleros remained. A door in the barrier was then thrown open and No. 1 hull trotted into the ring. He stopped when he had gone about twenty paces, and gazed right and left in evident bewilderment. Then, seeing the banderilleros, lie quickly trotted alter them. They evaded him, and eugaged his attention by waving flying cloaks of different bright colors about his head. The bull soon stopped aud stood steadily looking at the banderilleros, who advanced close to him aud cleverly evaded the several charges made by the auimal. The latter was very undecided, and seemed afraid of his opponents. •» The spectators now began to express disapproval of ins cowardice, and there was a general hissing when the bull, on being boldly confronted bv Cucha rcs, turned away. The trumpets now sounded as the signal for another act of the performance to com mence. Darts were given to the baudertileros, who stuck them into the shoulders of the bull; they were stuck iu, not thrown. The art of so doing requires a very active movement, Wlllsti, by Its dexterity Is graceful. It is done when the bull is charging, aud the darts—about thirty Inches long—are thrust in two at a time. Tills must be done deliberately, and the place of Insertion is a fleshy part of the fore shoulders' No wound during the whole of the performance is Inflicted in any other part than the shoulders. The bull being a coward, the spectators called fuego, and the darts instead of being plain, were provided with squibs and crackers, which ignited as they entered the flesh, and were seen blazing about the bewildered and now Infuriated animal. Six darts ware tbrust iu, and although the wretch ed animal was wild with pain and rage, he was not thought sufficiently brave. A nourish of trumpets announced the last act. the picadors not having been put in requisition ai all. Cuehares, llie priucipal performer, now appeared upon the scene with a red cloth and a long, thin sword. The hull was completely frightened at him, and it was only alter being followed for some time that he showed any disposition to turn upon and at tack his persecutor. Cuehares allowed him to charge two or three times, just srepplug a foot or two aside, and then, gaging steadily ai him, plunged his sword nearly to the hilt m the shoulders of the bull, which immediately fell on his knees, and received a Huai wound with a poniard. A second bull now galloped into the ring agd at once IM.-gan to chase the banderllletos, who ran be fore him wit* great coolness, and at tithes waved their long mautles about his horns. As the bull rau faster than the men, the latter must either turn aside or try to baffle him with their bright red mantles, and this they generally succeeded In doing. This re quires verv gloat adroltuess, as well as activity anti presence of mind, tor if the madtle was not properly thrown, the performer would probably step upon lt and be thrown, at the risk of certain death. Picadors were now introduced, and the bull iu pursuing the banderllleros suddenly caught sight of a horse close to him : he seemed thunderstruck, pawed the ground, lowered his head, and rushed upou the horse. The picador thrust at him with his lance, but the bull broke right through this defence, and, with a tremendous gore, killed the horse. He then rushed at auother horse, was twice repulsed by the lance, but succeeded a third time and unhorsed a picador. A third horse suffered a similar fate, and m» rider received a heavy fall, which disabled Ulm for the rest of the day—lndeed, the only chance for his life was lu the immediate rescue by the bauderilleros. This bull was very clumsily treated by the second mata dor, who f»Ued no less than #v* times in the attempt to lufflet a death blow, and for which he was hissed bv the people. The third bull made what was called the “ best ” light of the day. During his career he charged three horses in the middle of the arena, one after the other, lifting them completely off the ground. The picador was thrown front one of them six paces for ward and lay extended on the ground. The bull was going up to him, mad with rage, when Cuehares actually seized him by the horus, and thus saved the life of the fallen man. T his act of daring was greet ed with tremendous applause. I tnay say the merit of a bull Is judged by the HuanUU uMionado (con noisseur) by the number of times he enters to the lancing charges of the picador, without turning back or appearing to hreak the prick of the lance. if ahull does not enter at all, the people have a tight to demand funjo, as was the case the first bull this dav, and the President In such a case gives con sent for darts to be used with crackers on them. Os the remaining three bulls the same recital might be made. The banderllleros, who began with cau tion and with the air of men who knew what they were combatting with, grew bolder and bolder, and lt would he useless to describe the several varieties Os skill and courage they displayed. Experiment on Rats.— An amusing experi ment on rats was perpetrated in one of our large mercantile houses on Sycamore street yesterday. Two of those animals had been trapped, and it was decided to tty the effects of whisky upon them. “Forty drops” were administered to each of them by force, and the result awaited. They were placed in a wide, deep box, into which some trash and gravel had been thrown. A saucer of whis ky was also placed therein. For a while all was silent, each rat having seated himself in a corner, where he remained as morose as a rat could be. By and by, however, the li quor began to work. The rats began to smile and play with their tails; then to jump up and squeak; then to fall down and -roll over. Finally one of them found the saucer, and with the peculiar curiosity attaching to the race, dipped his nose into it. He drank and the noise of bis drinking bronght his companion to his side. They drank as though they were ■ really fond of the stuff, and, it is estimated, took more than twice “forty drops.” And now they got glorious. They kissed each other—an act two rats were never guilty of befere. They wrestled and kicked up shines generally. They re visited the saucer and got mad over it,' and a rough and tumble fight ensued, which last ed until both were exhausted. They then remained for a while, with a paw to his nose, grinning at the other. Finally both fell asleep, and while gloriously unconscious, a terrier was dropped beside them aud the curtain fell.— Petersburg Index. A Sketch of (ortina.kthe Mexican Outlaw —His Infamous Life and Character, Ac. (From the Matamoras Ranchero July 7th.) .This notorious character was born in the town ot Gamargo, ot highly respectable pa rents. The name is an honorable one, and but for the startling aud almost appalling ex ception under consideration would stand be fore the country without material stain. His is an equal mixture of the Spanish with the native blood of the country; than which no man can boast of more noble and honorable extraction. During that period when the character of the man is foiming for good, bad, or indifferent, Cheno Cortina (as he was familiary called by Lis vaquero surroundings) was a captive among me savages in the northern mountain fastness of Mexi co. From boyhood to manhood he was with these savages, a participant in their hellish schemes .of plunder, robbery, and murder, drinking in draft after dratl of inter nal poison vitiating his appetite for the enjoy ment, in after years, of hecatomb. Here is to be found the true cause of his unnatural thirst for blood. Here he deriyed his ideas of proprietary rights. Here were sown the seeds which ripened into fruit more latal than the fabled npas. After six or eight years of captivity, he found his way to this border, and measura bly returued to civilization. He was vari ously and questionably employed during the war between the United States and Mexico but always in a sub capacity. In fact, he was no more known than any other vaquero He was subsequently employed by various slock drivers from the Nueces, and it is said herded horses very well. As to whether or not he actually engaged in stealing caballados and secreting them in the various cbapparuls along the Rio Grande, the courts never de termined ; _ and not being able this day to read or write, he has made none of those damning records by which most viilany is detected. Passing over the first worthless thirty years of his life, we find him emerging from his horse-herding vocation into the more genial pursuits of the desperado. In this jaudable pursuit he was seconded by a floating scum of outlawed cut-throats from all quarters of the continent. For his crimes he was inditced by the court at Brownsville which indictments stand unrequited at the present day. Among the grand jurors who returned a true hill against the then lawless Cheno Cortina, we recognize some of the first men of this commercial emporium. We again repeat, that indictment stauds unrequi ted by the federal couitg, because, forsooth the outlaw could never be brought to trial. Those jurors are among the steadfast sup porters of federal authorities through pros perity and peril. They are here to reiterate the truth ot our statement in this connection. In the spring and summer of 185!), when the people ot Brownsville had been left on a forlorn border, by the federal authorities, to shirk for themselves, and worn down aud decimated by a two years scourge of yellow fever, Juan Cortina began to make himself both fejt and feared. To let the public know his true character, he rode into Brownsville and without provocation shot the city mar shal down whilst in the discharge of his duties, aud then fled. Various reports float ed on the ever sensitive atmosphere of Brownsville, of organizations of thieves and robbers, but they would die away or give place to a variation of the same thiug. But no notice was taken of the thrice-told tale until the bandili in force made their appear ance, which was on the 28th of September 1859. 1 ’ On the morning of that day, just before daylight, Cortina at the head of from sixty to oue hundred and twenty men, stormed the town and killed six of its citizens. Six teen o. the best citizens of BrowDsvilie were on the list for the grand hecatomb, and the city was lo have been sacked and burned to the ground. But two or three of the sixteen marked victims were murdered aud the city was not burned. The only reason why it was not done was the appeals made by influential citizens (some of them relaltircs of Cortina,) residing in this city and and who had large interests at stake in saving Browusvillo from the flames. In dogged silence and with vengeance in his soul, Cortina withdrew his outlaws from the city. Instantly the citizens organized and commenced the work of de fence. Fortunate that they did so, for almost immediately Cortina and his outlaws invested the city and held it in a state of seige for months. Almost every night from this time until the month ol December the city was fired into by this banditti. AH the highways were guarded by Cortina and his freebooters, and the number of inof fensive men who surrendered their lives to this devil has never been known Almost 16 very man caught out was put to death. By day and by night the people of Brownsville were unaer arms, hourly expecting to lay down their lives to this band of border rob bers. Resolutely they held the place until succored from abroad. At length Heintzelman and Ford got a suf ficient force together to act on the offensive. Cortina moved np the river, burning the ranchos and laying waste the country as he went. The whole Lower Rio Grande Valley, by Cortina, was reduced to a barren waste. Heintzelman & Ford, and, if we recollect cor rectly, Stoneman, succeeded in bringing the banditti to bay, attacked and dispersed them. Following this, no spot of ground from La redo down was free from the ravages of this infamous border gang. No man’s life was sate outside of Brownsville, no boat could ascend the river with any certainty of ever returning. Nearly all the stock on the east bank of the Rio Grande was stolen by the robber gang and driven into Mexico. In this state the Lower Rio Grande border con tinued until a respectable United States force was stationed along the river, when Cortina made a virtue of necessity and Joined the Liberals under Juare*. But he could not stand the service. Discipline, honorable warfare, or ordinary restraint from robbery and plunder did not suit him, so back he came to the border. Since then, as before, blood and perfidy have marked his course. He has been Liberal, Imperialist, and nei ther ; trqe to no allegiance, and false to eva ry pledge. During the distracted state of affairs in this place, years ago, he engaged in a plot to depose the liberal governor of Tamaulipas; so soon as which was accom plished, he took the governor of his own creation (Coboa) out and shot him. The deposed governor returned with force and compelled Cortina 'to surrender the city; which was done on an agreement that Cor tina should retain his command, and with his force go to the defense of Victoria against the imperialists. The arms, force and mu nitions falling into his Bands, instead of be ing used as stipulated, were turned by Cor tina against the governor; as a consequence, the latter and his party had to flee for pro tection to the federal lines* During lila temporary reign as self-constituted gov ernor of Tamaulipas, Cortina was bolstered up by men who had pride for their state and country.— Through a constant pressure of public influence, Cor tina, for a time, was kept within bounds. With the exception of forced loans, summary punishments, tortures by the rack, his reign was tolerable. But Cortina could not continue faithful to anything; and no lmtuenco coulGlong restrain his debased passions and thirst for blood and plunder- Id September last he commenced a war on Texas, wlthout-provocatlon or warning. With this whole fores he attempted a crossing of the Rio Grande, with a view of surprising and capturing Brownsville, and nothing but the defection of a material portion of the invading force sared-that place from pillage, If not a worse fate. The main features of that Infa mous and savage plot, however, was the robbing of Matamoras. Having secured gt- outlet through Brownsville and Brazos Santiago, all the cotton and valuables of the heroic city were to have been gob bled up and run through that channel; leaving a pillaged city and a beggard people as the fruits of Imperial victory. Falling in this plot or plunder and wholesale robbery, he falls back, and suddenly be comes the best imperialist of them ail. True to his former self, his attachment to the imperial cause was of short duration. But lu tut ht jlecylved nu one, The eye of Geu. Mejia was never off him. To hla at teutpted deception he added the crime of perfidy. Following this, Coitina fell Lack upon hi* old pursuit of stealing, robbing, plundering, and killing, hmeo then, the seene* of ’59 lia\e been re-enacted. To what party does Juan !fepoiuuceuo Cortina be long f The only answer ro bo given is, that he ia an independent outlaw. He acts with no party, but 13 sca 1 r hWayinaU ° n pftofcipiea, and on a large Where is Cortina to-day f The oni^answer we are prepared to give h*. that he i» iu Brow nsville, Texas, a Lmted Srates military poet, commanded by Mujui- General Smith ! Cortina and his confreres are i ol>- bing and pillaging, but acting in concert with no * )arl Z* Fverything, from a steamboat to a cambric needle, no matter to whom Ixdonging, ia lit food for the gourmand maw of the infamous bandit ta now* in fest iug this border. By w hom cun Cortina be countenanced f In an swer, we can only say mat no civilized people can tolerate so loui a blot. We do not mean Cornua the. Liberal, nor Cortina the Imperialist, nor Cortina the ciuzeu of the United States; but Juan Nepoiiiuceua cortma, the bandit and outlaw, in the name of civ ilization, in the name of humanity, in the name of mercy, in behalf of his slaughtered victims, we enter our solemn protest against Coitina being recognized as other than what lie is—the most thoroughly reck less, callous and Infamous outlaw with which this country was ever infested. Present ami Future. It is'not strange that foreigners should look with so much doubt on our ability to stand the shock of the most violent civil war ever knowtf. Indeed, the course of a large part of the EnglTsh press has been based on tins beliel—that the war would leave such a complete [state ot demoralization at the North and South as to amount to a defeat, and leave to. the Government a barren con quest. And there was, it must he confessed great cause for alarm, not yet wholly passed by. The future, at times, has looked very hiack, and there are dark clouds still iu the sky. The individual good sense of each American citizen has averted some evils - and the elasticity of our national character’ has risen as quickly ns it had been depressed We accommodate ourselves rapidly to the changed position. Indeed to look around us at the present time—with the exception of an occasional returning regiment passing through our streets—who would, unless told, ever dream that we had so lately been through such a mighty struggle ? The re cruiting shanties that sprang up among us with the mushroom growth of a night, have vanished as quickly; and fountains and lit tle children play on the very spot where, hut a moment siuce, the deserter clanked bis chains, or thq sentry paced to and fro on his weary beat. The press, ihat hut lately was filled with letteis from the battle field now records the deeds of the pen and the plow* Vast armies, whose numbers a short half year since were as legion, have quickly and quietly melted away. The wild flowers of the torest, that but yesterday bent before the rude tread of armed men, have already aris en, clothed with fresh beauty; aud the forgo having ceased to turn out dans for Mars’ hastens to engage in the more agreeable ser vice Os Flora.—-V. Y. Jour, of Com The French journals are discussing the subject ot*a revival of trade with the United btates, and the Journal des Debats, iu a long article sets forth the great advantages which It ranee is expected to derive frouf the ces sation of hostilities in this country It says the only persona in Ffauce likely to suffer from the return oF peace are thuse merchants who supplied the Confederates with powder arms and privateers. —Chang ? U S’ tke Siamese twins, now old North Carolina farmers, are soon going North to exhibit in public. Tuey are said to be strong Union men. OFFICIAL—DISTRICT OF SAV ANNAH. HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH > lav Division, Dipaumunt or Geokoia, ’ V Savannah, July 2D, 1863. ) Speoui, Order, 1 No. 14. f ' T t EXTRACT.} I. Capt. John Martin Lnssinc, Schooner “Mary Agnes,” having violated Geueral Order No 59. Head quarters Department of the South, May 6, iBCS, estab lishing quarantine regulations for the Dlat.ict of Sa vannah, Ga., in allowing communication with the shore, is hereby fined the sum ot One Hundred Doilies. U paid* u confinement until the above amount By Command of w , „ Br ? vet Ma j. Gon J- M. BRANNAN. Will A. Coitltes, Capt. & A. A. O i v ;i HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH, i Ist Division, Drp’t. of Georgia, V Savannah, Ga., August Ist, 1883. I General Orders, I No. 9. / * , The following ClicHlar from Headquarters Depart ment of Georgia, is published for the information of all concerned, and will be carried into execution at once : HEADQ’RS DEPARMENT OF GEORGIA,! Augusta, Ga., July 31.1515. f CiacoLAu, » No. 1. j In order to afford ample opportunity to the people of Georgia to trike the oath o: allegiance prescribed iu tho President’s Amnesty Proclamation of May 29, 1865, it Is ordered, first. District Commanders will at once select, for the purpose of administering the Oath ot Allegiance, one Assistant Provu9t Marshal for every four counties In his district, reporting the names of such officers so selected to this office: these officers will, however, proceed at once to administer the Oath of Allegiance. Second, District Commanders will designate the four counties assigned to each District Provost Mar shal. aud the same will be numbered as a Subdivision of the District. Third, The Assistant Provost Marshal so designated will visit the county seat of each county iu his subdi vision as often as practicable, and remain in each county seat three or four days; at such visit he first causing public notice to be given of the time, in the newspapers of-the district or otherwise. All possible desputch must be used by the Assistant Provost Mar shal to complete administering the oath to citizens consistent with their duties aud the public interest. Fourth, For information on the subject of theAutiee of Assistant Provost Marshals in administering tne oath, form of report to this office, Ac., attention is called Circular A Headquartrs Military Division of the Ten nessee, June 25,1885. . By command of Major Genera! STEEDMAN. (Signedj C. H. GROSVENOK, Brevet Brig. Gen. and Provost Marahut Gen. By command of Brevet Maj. Gen. J. M. BRAN'NAN, Wila A. Coiltkb, A. A. G. auz-T OFFICIAL—SCB-DIBT. OF OOEECIIEE. HEADERS SUB-DISTRICT OF OGEECHEE, Savannah, Ga., July 28, isiM. Gcnkbal Ounces) No. 18. / CaDtain Charles H. Cox, 75th New York Infantry 18 hdteby relieved from duty as Provost Marshal. Suo- District of Ogcochee, as his Regiment Is now service out of this District. 6 Captain James E. Smith, 12th Connecticut Veteran lufantry, is hereby announced as Provost Marshal Sab-District of Ogecchee, and will lie obeyed and re spected accordingly. By command of Brevet Brigadier General DAVIS. John Mu.i im, A. A. A. G. jy2S-7 HEADQ’HS BI T B-DISTRICT OF OoEKCHEE tavuunnh, Wa., July 28lh, 1805, Genzral Onto*,) No. 17. ( All citizens in this Snb-District who are engag ed in Legal. Medical, Mercantile, or auv business, who come under the provisions of the Amnesty Oath, prescribed by President Johnson’s Proclamation, dated Washington, D, c.. May -'stth IS«S, and have not taken said Oath, will be required to do so, or discontinue their business at once To tills end all persons iu business who have not taken the Amnesty Oath will report to the Provost Marshal Snb-District ofOgeechee lorthwith Any violation of this order will be summarily dealt With. By command of T - ’ . . Brt. Brig. Gen. E. P. DAVIS JnO. MfTLLKN, A. A. A. (J. jj..; o 7 HEADQ’RS SUB-DISTRICT OF OGEECHEE, 1 Savannah. Ga., August 0, 15C5. f Oinzeal Oxuim.) No. 19. f All Apothecaries and Druggists in the city are strictly prohibited from selling any poisonous drugs, such as Opium or its preparations. Strychniue, Corrosive Subll mate, Ac., w.thout the presci iptioi: of a Physician of character and standing In the profession, ora Medical Officer of the United States, which prescription must be kept on file by the Druggist for inspection. All snipectcd or acknowledged cases of Small Pox Varioloid, Yellow Fever, Measles, or Typhus Fever, must be promptly reported to the Health Officer, cor ner Broughton and Bull streets, bv the Physician at tending, or by any person cognizant of existence of such diseases. , By Command of Brevet. Brig. Gch. DAVIS Jno. Mullen. A. A. A. G. aa j HEADQ’RS SUB-DISTRICT OF OGEECHEKI Savannah, Ua., August 5, 1805. ./ Cisco, a a.) No. 14. / To insure a more thorough Inspection of the Sanl tarVcondltion of this city, it wlfTbe divided into six Kj Wards, End each ward will be provided with one Oi Inspector. 1 It shall be the duty of each Inspector to examine their respective Wards, and report Bally to the Health Officer any violation of the Sanitary Laws of this city heretofore published, which violation will be punished exceed" 1 Fifty DoU *™’ “ and »° SKaa. a. o.*"*** Geo ' GROCKRIKW, Si*. JUST RECEIVED, - BY - STUART” * CO., FAMILY FLOUR, In Barrels, Half Barrels and 25 pound Sacks. CLOTHES BASKETS, MARKET BASKETS, HAIR BROOMS, POPE'S HEAD BRUSHES, HAIR AND FEATHER DUSTERS, * LONG HANDLED SCRUBBING BRUSHES ALSO, A Large Lot of New Potatoes and Fresh Eggs. STUART CO.* au3-8 Corner Bull and Broughton streets. JTTJST ARRZVBD at— ’ Schooner “Electric Spark” A Complete Assortment of FAMILY GROCERIES, AND— LIQUORS OF ALL KINDS. These goods were bought veiy.low for cash, andean be sold vf* 4 VERY LO W FIO VR G ,)j| AT \ W. A. BEARD'S, jy29-lw p 154 Congress street. STUART Ac CO., Fivmily O-raoera. HEAL BBS Ul • - % TEAS, WINES AND ,LIQUORS, Corner Bell and Bbocohton Streets. Special attention paid to country orders from Fami lies and for the Trade. ■Goods delivered to all part* of the city free of charge. L. Y. Stcart. H. M. Kellooo. jyl9 t s PIERCE SKEHAN, Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Fine Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Clothinc. Foreign and Domestic Wines, Liquors and Segars. Also, Skehan's Celebrated GOLDEN ALE AND CHAMPAGNE CIDBIi, in bottle and in wood., London and Dublin Brown Stoat, Scotch and Eng lish Ales, Ac. Liberal deductions made to the trade. 170 BROUGHTON STREET, SAVANNAH, and 02 Liberty street. New York. GADEN & UNCKLES, GENERAL PRODUCE and COMS’N MERCHANTS, and— f WHOLESALE DEALERS IN GROCERIES, PRO VISIONS, &c.. Corner or Bay and Barnard Streets, SAVANNAH, GA. # Highest market rates paid for Cotton, Wool, Hides, &c„ and liberal cosh advauces made on shipments to our New York House. Jyis . Geo. A. Hudson, Wholesale and Retail Dealer m Groceries, Ales, Wines, Segatfs, Liquors, &c. SOUTH HART OOEN E U OF EAST BROAD AND BROUGHTON STREETS, SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. Jy)!) «► ]m KIRLIN & KIENZLE, Wlxoleaale fuad Retell dealers in ALES, WINES AND LAGER BIER. OUR HOUSE, 165 BAY STREET. ' ts KIRLIN, BURKE & BRO., WHOLESALE DEALERS IN ALES, WINES MD LIQUORS, CORNER WHITAKER STREET AND BAY LAKE. OBDEKS PROMPTLY FILLED A DELIVERED. Jyai u VIRGINIA TOBACCO AGENCY, George A. Grump & Cos., SO9 Bboad Strut, Aoocsta, Ga, SMSwaar'*"* * Samples sent by Express when desired. 3m Ju2o Imported and Domestic WINES AND LIQUORS, At Wholesale, for Family Use, AT 207 BAY STREET. may24-tf IHHAEt B A CO. Tobacco! Tobacco! 30 BOXES TOBACCO, .FOR SALE CHEAP, TO CLOSE CONSIGNMENT. aa7-l L. J, QUILMAKTIN A CO. KICK FOR SALE] (EXCLUSIVE LY FOR CITY -CONSUMPTION j WHOLE ASiD MIDDLING. .Not over one cask each for heads of families. Apply at the Exchange, from 10 a. m. to 12 m vv * VILLALONGA, ail 7 it Chairman Rice Committee. 3600” TONS or— ENGLISH RAILS, Os best quality, 60x*8 per lineal yard. For sale by l nT * «*“ FOWLS at OO FOR. sale. . 1,000 bushels OATS. 1,000 do WHITE CORN, ( IIZAP TO CLOSE OONBIQNVnCNT. TOBAC& OPOUDda C6le W. Z Z h «| M C^ Q jySl-tf Bay street, 9 Stoddard’s Buildings. CHOKE BALTIMORE SIDES! For Sale, LANDING PER STEAMER PERIT, FROM NEW . YORK, THIS DAY. I. D. LnROI'HE, an * Corner Bey and Barnard street* #, &AJX«Pipr^ (Congress st., between MferaaaadS Montgomery REGULAR BUMMER SEASON. PROMENADE CONCERTS* EVERY NIGHT, Wft TB* Savannah Orchestra, Prof. E. Richter, Leader, nv-Reheshmsutsof the best quality and iu every y I mo jylO VVaiited to Kent 7 A DWELLING HOUSE, of from eight to ten Room*?, in a good neighborhood n Ruoma * Po9scßsir>n wanted between the present time anri th* first of October. Apply to STUART ACO* * nl Comer Bull qjid Broughton’»ts. STORE WANTED, “ FOR A RETAIL BOOK AND STATIONERY BUSINESS, T N ‘“!T iciDi, y, of Whitaker, St. Julien, or Congress TOTBB IMMEDIATELY, Fifty TONS of R&ga &nd Waste Pnnnr Tha HIGHEbT CASH PRICES PA% S? ltt k Af’.rme‘’ H,dCB - • $1,200 Wanted, FlcnU^,^ nrityWUlbe Klye “ Apply at once to A. B. C„ Herald office. a tt 4-2 . TO RENT. * TO RENT, THE Comer Store at the foot of Drayton street W ell calculated for a Ship Chandlery. Apply to JOHN STODDARD, an3 ~ 3 No. to Bay street. H HOUSE il ROOMS TO LEL H°*tree?2 ' ° rn<r of N * w Hoa<tou and Drayton Also, a kitchen and two Rooms. Apply to , f WALTER O'MEARA, , Over Express Office. BOARD, ROOMS. Ate. Moms to let 7 At Hilton XZoad, 0. 0., csTSa f T * lmetto Herald Building having been Newly J/P’ now offers large and airy rooms, snita* hie for Sleeping Apartments or business purposes. ,„f’ or terms apply to \V. 3. Sampson, Jr., Box No. *5, UilUm Head Post Office, or on the premises, corner of Merchants’ Row and Palmetto Avenue, from 4 o'clock to 8 o'clock p. m. jn22 —— SHIPPING!. FOR NEW YORK-STIR LBl .-fi-Crr-4 „ The New and Elegant first class Steamship CONSTITUTION. Captain -C lvilcjfefi/ GXCMAN. will positively sail WEDNBB - iBtaBSJm DAY next, at —o'clock. For Freight or Passage, having splendid accommo dations, apply to BRIGHAM. BALDWIN* CO., Agents. PIONEER LINE FORM FORK ffTßri* TheU ' S- MaU Steamship CHASE, t&Mw l C,pt ' Hoo *“ - Trill “il tor the above on her regular d»y, Thursday, August 10th, at —O’clock. For Freight or Passage, having superior accommo dations, apply to BUNTER & GAMMELL, an s 8-t Bay street. Atlantic Coast Mailßtcam| ship Company. For New York. .» THE First Class Steamship VARU aktea KA. will positively sail on THUBS hay, totu inst. For Freight or Passage, having very superior accom modations, apply*to JOHN R. WILDER. FOR NEW YORK STAB LINE. BBMZ-WXIBKXIT. The first class U. S. MaU Steamships NEVADA, .... Capt. CrspiKTZi. UNITED STATES, .... Capt. Sh*s*. AMERICA, .- - - - - Capt, Curr. CONSTITUTION, - - . Capt. Guzman. Tho above ships compose the Line, and wiU sail from New York and Savannah every Wednesday and Saturday. BRIGHAM, BALDWIN * CO, Agents, Savannah, Ga. WAKEMAN, GOOKIN * DICKINSON. Agents, 17 Broadway, New York. THE NEVADA Will leave Savannah for New York on Saturday, 12th Instant. For Freight or Passage apply to BRIGHAM, BALDWIN A CO., Iy2B-tf Agents. “MERCHANTS 7 line Vessels. Regular Meekly Line of CLIPPER SCHOONERS FOR NEW YORK. tween Savannah and the above port, with superior accommodations for passengers and the verv best fa. duties for delivering freight in goodoiderlatlowratS. with promptness and despatch. Particular attention jiven to forwarding goods from New York. CHARLES L. COLBY & CO., oor. Buy and Abercom streets. (JUEENSWARE HOUSE, 109 Broughton Street, SteOKD POOB DOS OOBNSB BULL STBXIT. A large and elegant Stock of China, Queensware, Class, Ac., Just received ftom the manufacturers, and for sale at LOWEST NEW YORK PRICES. JOBBERS AND DEALERS From all parts of the Country are invited to examine my WHOLESALE STOCK, Which Includes packages contaiuing complete assort ments, put up expressly for C O II N T II Y TBADE. Assorted Crates of WHITE GRANITE WARE, “ “ COMMON WARE, “ “ WHITS GRANITE akp COMMON WARE. Goods re-packed to suit purchasers. anl-lm E. D. SMYTH. FOB SALE, A FINE I'UAT, CAPACITY, 400 BALES. Has just made a successful trip from Augusta. au4-tf ’ N. A. HARDEE* CO. Store for Sale, IN TIIE MOST BUSINESS PART OF TldPfjl CITY! Apply at this office. -Ahß| HOLDERS OF MERCHA#i J^ WHO wish to realize their interest by consigning » maude jv jrmm- General CommiMMßßiß * L:: -A Refer to—Messrs. Charles Ler'y JSaee, Ssvaz- JR M-iity, Day & Cos , William ” jd Fffcree conajgrw jy/5.e0d6