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The Savannah Daily Herald. sT Bum W. Maw>n g- ■ SAVANNAH, BATURDAL_AUOUS^I2^S«S^ FOR LOCAL HITTERS SEE THIRD PA«E. to advertisers. Our advertising patrons are reminded that adver tisements inserted in the Morning Edition of the Hbuu will appear in the Evening without extra charge Advertisements should be handed in as early as possible, but will be received as late as 12 o’clock at night We adhere to our advertised rates except tor long advertisements, or those inserted for a long time, on which a reasonable discount will he made. HOW TO OBTAIN THE HERALD REG ULARLY. We often have complaints from residents of Savin nah and Hilton Head that they are not able always to obtain the Fau.Lt). The demand is sometimes so great as to e> *an?t an Edition very soon after its issue, and those who wbh tc have the Hibald regularly, sh, old subscribe for it. We have faithful carriers in Savannah nd at Hilton Head, and through them we always serve regular subscribers first. BI SIVESsIdIRECTORV OF SAVANNAH. We are now publishing a column and more of brief lrastness announcements, carefully classified, under the general head of “Savannah Business Directory.” It includes some forty leading business men and firm* of Savannah. We propose to retain tills as a regular feature of the Herald. The expense of in serting cards in this department of the paper is very small, aid we believe the advertisers will receive more than a proportionate benefit. Parties wishing to have their cards Included in tills Directory, can do to by sending them to our counting room, or hand ing them to Mr. M. J. Divine, who is authorised to receive them. Prepayment will be invariably re quired. IN JUSTICE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE SOCTH. We have noticed with regret, a disposition on the part of some Northern editors, to misrepresent the feelings and sentiments of the people of the South in regard to the re construction of State Governments. They allege in positive terms that an over whelming majority of the citizens of the Southern States, Including many of those who have taken the oath of allegiance, are still actuated by a spirit of insubordina tion towards the General Government, and that it is their secret determination to obtain the control, through the medium of the bal lot box, of the State Government, that they may be, thereby, the better enabled to ac complish their schemes of resistance to the maintenance of National authority. I These unfounded and mischievous imputa ' tions, are generally based upon careless or willful misrepresentations made by Southern correspondents. Our sole object in noticing the unjust editorial strictures of the class of editors of which we complain, is to place them, as well as the Northern public, on their guard against a class of gross fabrica tions, sensational communications, and flip pant insinuations. That ttaeie may have been exhibitions of restiveness and dissatisfaction in the South under the new order of things, we do pot pretend to deny; but it is equally true that •uch manifestations of disloyalty are of ex ceedingly rare occurrence, and are confined almost entirely to a class of young men re cently of the rebel army,who Ann it extreme ly difficult to recoucile the present condi tion of the South with that preconceived at titude of iudependcnce to which they had be lieved that she was entitled. The intelligent Northern reader will readi ly see and appreciate the difficulty, nay, the impossibility, of eradicating from the mind, in a few brief months, ideas or convictions implanted in early life, and strengthened and confirmed, by instruction aud example, at every step in the progress to manhood. But on the other hand, we know it to be the case that the great mass of the Southern people, Including almost every farmer, are loyal, and are observing in good faith the new political obligations imposed upon them by the government at Washington. Their course has been to encourage reviving loyal ty, to harmonize as far as practicable the elements of Southern society, to open the way for a hearty Union for the development c.f the material resources of the South, for repairing the damages of war, and for the support of a re-united country. They are thoroughly glad that peace is restored, and see no use in making war among citizens, now that fighting in the field is over. With this truthful assurance, we commend to Northern editors moderation and mutual forbearance, Poking to the future rather than to the past, restoration rather than more dissension, and mutual amity in the place of mutual enmity. We pen these remarks in the hope that the most perfect peace and harmony will yet prevail in this land, and that anew career of sectional party warfare may not divide again a people w T ho should be devoting themselves to the cultivation of a fraternal spirit throughout the nation. There are objects of sufficient importance which call for the attention of the intelligent conductors of the press, without appeals to the passions and prejudices of the people, who are too often deceived by wicked and designing men. 3IAJ, 6BK. COX, OP OHIO, OX NEGRO SUFFRAGE. We appropriate a large portion of our space this morning to the correspondence be tween the Oberlin Committee and Major General J. D. Cox, the Republican candidate for Governor of Ohio. While the discussion of the question of negro suffrage here at the South would be gratuitous, it is proper that our citizens should be informed of the views of leading men at the North on a subject of such grave importance. It will be seen that 1 General Cox not only opposes the proposition i to extend universal suffrage to the black race i —thus incorporating them in political asso ciation and equality with the whites—but gives the reasons which impel him to dissent from the views of that portion of his politi cal friends and supporters who are repre- sented by the Oberlin Committee. His con clusions and opinions are the result of thoughtful investigation and personal obser vation, and while he finds difficulties in solv ing the great problem as to what is to be the future status of the negro race, by the ap plication of sound principles of statesmanship and philosophy he is forced to the candid conviction that a condition of political and social equality with the whites is not only practically impossible, but that it is not ne cessary for the protection of the freedmen in the enjoyment of their newly acquired rights. Our readers will find the letter of General Cox well worthy ot perusal. Secretary Seward is at Cape May, and every morning he sallies forth in a pictures que barbing dress of blue flannel with red stripes, and paddles into the embrace ot old ocean. Ilia daily bath gives biin an excel lent appetite, and his health is improving. KN6LIBH WHIOISM. The Baltimore American has the following among other remarks on the %nglish elec tions: • The consequences of this election will probably be most important. The “rest and be thankful'' policy of Lord Russell will have to be abandoned for a decided advance to ward democracy, and although it is quite likely that even the advanced liberals will deem it prudent to accept from the new Par liament something like the six-pound fran chise of Mr. Baines's bill, yet every one is aware that this is but a temporary stopping place on the way to what, unless all signs tail, will eventually prove to be a very near approach to universal suffrage. It is unques tionable that the example of Democratic America, and especially the complete tri umph of our contest with rebellion, which has proved the strength and stability of a popular government, has had a large share iu giving renewed strength to the liberal par ty of England. Mr. Bright, iu his Birmingham speech, de livered on his return to Parliament, put for ward in a hypothetical form what will un questionably prove to be the programme of advanced liberalism in the new Parliament. The main points may be briefly stated as follows: First, an electoral qualification as low at least as a G/. rental, with provisions giving the suffrage to non-householders of equivalent standing. Then, a measure for a general and thorough system of popular edu cation preparatory to a further enlargement of the electoral body at a subsequent |>eriod. Following these great measures will come the abolition of the Protestant church estab lishment in Ireland; an essential modifica tion. if not an entire repeal of the laws of entail aud primogeniture, with the avowed object of largely increasing the number of the land owners in the country by the break ing up of large estates; the repeal df all re ligious disabilities aud test oaths ; the reduc tion of the military and naval ‘-sthnates, and of the civil list; the abolition of all sine cures ; and, as a consequence, a great reduc tion of taxes. There appears to be much misapprehen sion as to the real tendency of English Par limenlary reform among American journal ists. From the tenor of the above remarks, the conclusion would follow that the most radical reforms are likely to occur from the triumphs of the Whig party at the recent English elections, to the extent of the “adop tion of universal suffrage," to be followed by the abolition of the Protestant church estab lishment of Ireland ; an essential modifica tion, if not entire repeal of the laws of en tail and promogenitures, with the avowed object of largely increasing the number of land owners in the country by the breaking up of large estates; the repeal of ad reli gious disabilities and test oaths," &c., &c. These cliauges would amount to a total revolution of the government—would con vert the English monarchy into a democracy. Such expectations are founded on a total misconception of the character of the people ofEngland and their governing classes. If there is one fact more Indisputable than an other, it is the aversion of the English nation to democracy. That there is such a class of persons in England, of which Mr. John Bright is and exponent, is not de nied, but they constitute only a small number even of the numerical majority of the peo ple. Those who govern public opinion in that country—those who influence its councils, and who lead in Parliament—are as much averse to sweeping reforms as the most con servative members of the Tory party. If the debates of the House of Commons are scru tinized, it will be found that Lord John Rus sell, one of the most advanced of the liberal Whigs, is far removed in opinion from those reforms indicated in the extract made from the Baltimore American. Lord Palmerston, far more popular with his party and the public than Lord Russeil, is still more remote from democratic ten dencies than Lord Russell. Mr. Gladstone, one of the elect to the House of Commons, a man of transcendant ability, and almost ceriaiu to succeed Lord Palmerston as Pre mier, although fayorable to the extension of the franchise, and to reform generally, is far from being disposed to make such conces sions to democracy as would change the character ol the government. There is not one of the Whig leaders in the House of Commons who would so widen the basis of the suffrage as would lead to the “ abolition of the Protestant church of Ireland,” and to an “essential modification if not entire re peal of the laws of entail and primogeni ture.” If Mr. Gladstone should be the suc cessor of Lord Palmerston, the probability is very remote of his Initiating a bill for the abolition of the Protestant church of Ire land when it is recollected that he is one of the strongest supports of that church in the United Kingdom. So much for the views and opinions of the members of the House of Commons. Outside of Parliament, the opposition to any radical change of the basis of the gov ernment, the middle classes, in whom repose the political power virtually, composed in the greater part of merchants, bankers, man ufacturers, and landlords, there is an abso lute horror of democracy. That the con stituencies of Manchester, Liverpool, and the large cities, would joyfully receive the boon of more equal representation, will not be questioned, but even the electors of these cities would rejecl so large a measure of re form as universal suffrage. Mr. Bright is tlur' organ of only a small party in Eugiaud. The Episcopal Church, Nobth and Sooth. —The New York Church Journal says it speaks by authority iu announcing that the course to be pursued in the approaebiug General Convention of the Episcopal Cliitteli will be to call the full roll of the dioceses, and “it any or all of the Southern bishops or dioceses choose to be present, they will only need to band in their names and their cre dentials, answer to their names, and take their seats, as of old time, without doubt, question or condition of any sort whatso ever." The Boston Journal thinks if the views oi Bishop Wilmer, of the diocese of Alabama, prevail, no Southern delegates will present themselves for admission, even on these easy terms, lu a rescript of June 20, to the cler gy aud laity of his diocese, he tells them that “the lapse of the Confederate Gov ernment does not necessarily involve the dis organization of the General Council of the Church within the limits of that Govern, meat.” Two church organizations may exist under one government, as is the case in Great Britain, where the Church iu Eugiaud aud the Church in Scotland exist as disiinct organizations under one civil government. Therefore no charge of schism can Justly lie against the Church iu the Southern States, in case she should see fit to perpetuate herself through a separate organization. Whether she shall do so remains to be decided by ec clesiastical authority. FOREIGN EMIGRATION. Richmond,, (Va.,) Daily ltepnbllcof the 26tli inst., says: “It is stated that there lias arrived at Washington a delegation representing a large emigration society in Scotland, having a cap ital of a'750,000, which they propose loin vest in Southern lands, if sufficient induce ments arc offered. The society is mainly 1 composed of the industrial cesses, and, on the reception of a favorable report from their representatives in this country, will increase the capital to £1,000,000 and commence emi grating immediately." We have before alluded to the importance of some prompt steps being taken to make known the great Inducements offered by our State to emigrants from abroad. All ac counts agree iu representing the emigration movement in the oid country as having re ceived anew impetus since the close of the war, and there is reason to believe that the number of Europeans wbo will seek our shores during the next few years, will far exceed the emigration of any previous years. It is observed, too, that the class of emigrants now seeking to make permanent settlements in the United States, are very different from the dlift of pauper population who have heretofore been driven to seek a refuge in the States. Among those now seeking to change I heir position of subjects of the monarchies of the old world for that of citizens of the great Republic, are capi talists, artisans, mechanics and agricultural ists—men of means, skill and industry—who would be a valuable acquisition to any com munity, but especially to us of llic Southern States. For such emigrants, we repeat, the State of Georgia offers inducements second to those of no other State in the Union. Unfortu nately for them and for us, owing to our comparative Isolation, and the prejudices heretofore existing against our domestic in stitutions, very little information in regard to our soil, climate, mineral, manufacturing and agricultural resources has ever been dissemi nated in Europe, where the Southern journals have had little or no circulation, and where our people have had little intercourse. This fact was formerly a matter of indifference to us. But not so now. The great change which has taken place in our political, social and industrial status involves the necessiiy for a change iu our policy in reference to emigr ation. While we formerly repelled, we should now invite emigration. Placed on the same footing with the free States of the North and West, the same elements to which is attributed their wonderful growth and de velopment must be employed by us. not only to recover what we have lost, but to enable us to attain that still higher rank in the great family of States to which our superior ad vantages of soil, climate, diversified produc tions and great natural, resources entitle us. The inducements which our State offers to emigrants of every class should be made generally known, and we hope that the Convention shortly to assemble will not over look this important subject. Some official action on the part of that body, setting fortli these inducements, inviting emigration, and giving assurances of welcome in our midst, would, we think, be eminently proper, and greatly subserve the best interests of the State. John 3. Sammis & Cos.,, Fla. —Among our advertisers are John S. Sam mis & Cos., of Jacksonville, Fla. They are forwardiug and commission merchants, and wholesale and retail dealers in groceries, dry goods, &c. Col. Sammis, at the head of the firm, is an old and wealthy resident of Jack sonville, a large real estate owner, and a pub lic spirited citizen. The firm do a very large business iu cotton, lumber, &c. Coiiciilntory Policy of tile Government. Hon. Wm. Marvin, Provisional Governor of Florida, in his late speech at Jacksonville, said : At the outbreak of the rebellion the so called Confederate Government confiscated the property of all Union people, and had the insurgeuts been successful in the war, the property of such citizens would have been permanently confiscated aud lost to them. The United States Congress also, as a means of strengthening the government, and crip pling the rebellion, confiscated the property of its most guilty instigators and adherents. In this category was embraced a large class —for nearly all were rebellious. The action ot government in this matter was in accord ance with the usual practice of nations under similar circumstances. By the failure of the rebellion the property of Union people is re stored to them, and that of the insurgents is forfeited. VVe are utterly helpless, and fie pas sive in the hands of the visitors. However hu miliating it may be to confesss it, we are nev ertheless a conquered people, and at the mer cy of the Government. In this condition of af airs wiiat does the government propose to do? Still press us with its armies ? Glut its sword of vengeance with our blood ? or confiscate all our property f Not at all. Its majesty ami might are no greater than its clemency and mercy. It comes to us as the Father went out to meet his prodigal son. It says lay down your units and return to the peace able pursuits of fife. Nearly all of you I freely pardon,restore untoyou your property, and civil aud political rights. The cases ex cepted from tics general amnesty are Gene rals, Governors, Judges, members of Con gress and a few others. You may ask why pardon was not extended to those who were worth over $20,000 of taxable property.— Sevei id reasons may be given. Their pre sumed superior intelligence, their ability to take some pains _to secure pardon, their greater responsibility and obligations to the State, may have been among the reasons which led the President to inane that excep tion But, though these wealthier persons stand uupardoned, their case is by no menus hopeless. They are in the same category as the Generals, the Judges, and others except ed from the general umnesty. Many of all these classes, wili, I have no doubt, receive executive clemency. It may be uecessary to make examples of a few of the most wicked and malignant persons, and confiscate their property. Iu my official position I shall take pleasure in recommending to the favorable consideration ot the President all who are truly penitent and give good evidence of a | determination to he good, citizens in future. in Ukoadwav—a Buckeye Heuo ahono the syrens. —The captain of an Indiana company of Uncle Sam’s soldiers came to New York on Wednes day, and put up at the St. Nicholas. In the evening he strolled out to “see the elephant." He was ac costed by various persons In Broadway, anit evpress ed his opinion of these persous by the commentary that ‘‘the ladles of New York were as sociable after dark as If they were old acquaintances." He ascribed these expressions of Interest In him to the fact that he wore a bran new uniform: with shoulder-straps of the brightest pattern ; aud finally, on the Invitation of one of the ‘-ladles” be met, he went Into the'‘Ori ental” concert saloon, lu Broadway, not far above Ills hotel. A bevy of beautiful, aud Innocent crea tures here gathered about him, and drank his health In sundry cooling libatlous. Growing warm and feeling quite at home among his charmers, he uncer emoniously drew off his broadcloth coat, and laid It on the table by which he sat. Theu he resumed hts Innocent nutations, the result of which was that the “lady” who had entered ttte saloon with him grew Jealous,und Insisted on Ids eomlngout Into the street agatu. Captain said, “Oh, dou’t be In such a cou touuded—hie—hu'-ry and then the “lady,” lu the most playiui manner Imaginable, took up his coat aud ran out with it, exclaiming, “I guess Uds’ll fetch you." The Captaiu was not to be deluded out of Uls comiorl, howeyer : he "guessed she’d be bauk." Jn this lie was misukeu. He waited a good hour, but “the lady” returned no more. Ho applied at the bar, but of course no one there knew anything about the woman he had lumself Introduced to the saloou, and the conviction reluctantly forced Itself upon the hero of mauy a battle UetiL that he was for once In his life “jest regularly whipped." One of the attaches of the place kindly offered to loan the Captain a linen overcoat to return to the hotel In, but he swore he "wasn’t afraid to be seen la his shirt sleeve*," and accordingly found his way back to "headquarter*" la that couditioo. Terrible Inundation In Kansas. Booses Swept Away and many laves Lost. The For* of the Storai and the> •f the Waters. From a letter dated at Leavenworth City, Kansas, July 22d, 1865, we have been kindly permitted to collate and present to our read ers some account of an awful deluge which visited that section, sweeping away with the rush of the impetuous currents many fine houses, massive stone bridges and stock of every kind, aud revealing as the “crowd ing waters" subsided, a loss of one hundred and fifty lives. The inundation was preluded on the morning of the 20th, by successive displays of dark, weird-like clouds, mo mentary flashes of lurid lightning, the warring of tempests, and one continued tor rent of water pouring from the heavens; and its climax was only attained when the fear ful darkness' of the midnight hour lent new terrors to the appalling scene. Between the hours ot eleven and twelve o'clock signals of distress were given by the ringing of hells in Leavenworth, and the people advised of the precarfous condition of those living on “Three Miles' Creek,” a little rivulet contiguous to the city. Al though but little assistance could be rendered, in consequence of the deep darkness which reigned supreme, many left their homes in the city, and hurried forward to aid the suf ferers. The shrieking of the hardly con scious victims, the roar of the waters, and the crashing of thunder, are described to us as suggestive of the scenes depicted in the most unearthly of Dante’s paintings. Grad ually the waters moved up to the city, sweep ing away everything with almost irresistible force. Not a vestige of the two large and splendidly ; constructed bridges on 2d and sth sts., which ever) one thought would have defied the blasts of storm for ages, is remaining. Struggling victims were seen, and their cries heard from every quarter, summoned ns they were to a fate unforeseen and terrible, all powerless to avert it. We take the liberty of appending the fol lowing extracts: “Wo went yesterday to the scene of disas ter, and O ! imagination caDuot picture the misery. We saw five dead bodies taken from the creek. I felt so sorry for Mrs. Murphy, a young Irish woman, whose hjusbaud was drowned, that I could no longer repress tears of anguish and sympathy. Site sat in a wagon beside her dead husband and wept as if her heart would break. A lad, four teen years of age, in attempting to save Mr Murphy, was drowned. His father is in the army, and his mother is at the point of death. He was an excellent swimmer, and could have saved himself. His name is Wil lie Turner. I am tiappy to record such an instance of s elf-sacrificing heroism. One man, who had a wife and sever, children, made an attempt to save them. He got one child off in safety, and was returnmg for the rest, but the water proving too strong for his exhausted frame, he caught the branch of a tree to rest for a time ; but while there, oh! who can picture the heart rending agony of the tiusband and father wtien he beheld his house rushing swiltly past him, and heard his wife and little ones crying aloud in tones of anguish for that aid which he could never bestow.' They were washed iuto the current of the river and were drowned.” Wc are also informed in another paragraph that two other houses floated into the mad dened torrent, and proving too weak to combat the seething flood, all the inmates found their graves in the watery depths. The following detailed account appeared in the •‘Conservative," a newspaper of that city ; “One house was seen floating down with a family of four persons upon it, shrieking for assistance. A livid flash of lightning lit up the scene just as the wild current swept them beneath the arch of the bridge, and they were seen no more. By heroic efforts many of the unfortunate ones who were seen floating down upon drift wood and wrecks of houses, were rescued from their peril and brought to shore: One colored man was saved by some gentlemen living at the Grant House, who worked their way to him.upon a piece of side-walking serving as a raft. Steve Quinton saw a man hanging to a tree, and tying a piece of rope to his own body, he, with great difficulty, made his perilous way to the exhausted and drowning man, and brought him to shore. A woman named Tusher, residing a short distance from the Grant House, saved her life by breaking through the ceiling and climbing to the roof." COUSIN SILE’B OIL FARM. ‘ The most dreadful smell! What on earth is it ? Sally !—I say ! ‘ P'raps it's the ile; some folks doesn't like it. How de du, Cousin Peter ? ’ It wasn't Salley the chambermaid. I knew that at once. But turning I was puz zled to guess who the stranger was. To my knowledge I had never seen him before, or I never should have forgotten him. Loog and lank, with straw-cole red hair and blue eyes like dull glass beads, with a none long enough to have made one apiece for three ordinary faces, and with apparently two joint* in it, both movi.ble, aud a loug expanse of yellow cheek awAii to behold. Attired in the blue, long-tailed coat aud brass buttons, the yel low vest and tall white hat of the stage Yankee, I verily believed that some of my ihcalriai friends had played a trick upon me und was visiting me in masquerade. * How de du Cousin Peter '( ' said the pres ence again, and I replied, npou my guard against a practical joke. ‘ And pray, what am I to call you, sir ? ’ ‘ Lor', don’t stand on no ceremony ; I ain’t stuck np if lam beforehand. Jest call mo Cousin bile, like you used ter. ’ Then I knew him. It was cousin Silas Peek, whom I had not seen since we played marbles, and robbed the orebard* together down in Maine. He had always those eyes and that nose, probably in his cradle, but be wore roundabouts and was three feet high when we parted. > ’ Cousin Silas! You had the advantage of me, I admit- Delighted to see you. (Ob, Mr*. Opie!) What has brought yon thi* way?” Cousin Silas tucked his coat-tails ui ider his arm, aud sat down in a chuir the wroo g way, with his elbows on the back and bis tchin on both his hands, betore he answered my In one monosyllable— ' Ile. ’ * What did you eay ? ” ‘He.’ ‘ Oh, oil ? ’ ’Sartainiy, lie. ’ As he warmed up—l mean outwardly, not with the subject ot conversation—that awVul smell grew stronger. Despit e my desire al ways and under every circumstance to ap pear well bred, I was obUg>|d to snuff audi bly. Silas heard me. ’ Plain tube seen’t yu hr pren't got later It yet,’ he said. • Into what f ’ I asked. • Inter lie.' ‘ I trust a wise Providence will never see it necessary for ray discipline that I should go into a thing Iso altominate,’ I said. And then, as the smell grew stronger, I began to think of my cousin’s explanations of burst ing cans, overflowing hogsheads, etc. 1 looked at him, and involuntarily sniffed again. ‘ 3 ime accident" I said, inquiringly. 4 You spoke of having been iu oil. Excuse me, it is apparent— paiufully so. By what accident ? ... •Ob 'twarn’t adzackly accident.' inter rupted Cousin Silas. Ts’poae you heard of my marrying Suke Jenks ?’ 4 Yes, I received cake.' • Lor’yes ; Mother Jenks made it; wasn't it light ? Well, Suke, she’s dead, an’ I’m a wid-dewer.’ . 4 1 regret to bear it,’ ‘Wa’al, it can’t he helped ye know. Old man Jenks died afore her and left her some land in Pennsylvaney, besides the Jenks farm up our way, ye see.’ 4 Ah!!’ ‘You may say ah! D’ye know I went down see that land, and ’twarn’t wuth shucks? I’d a sold it, only nobody would gie me nothin’ for it; so I kinder gin up nil thoughts about it till las year. Then what d’ye suppose happened ?’ 4 You sold it.’ 4 Anything green in my eye. Cousin Pete ? No, that land to spoutin.’ 4 To spoutin.’ 4 You never seen the beat. Little boy took a coal shovel to get some ile for a flower pot, and the minute he struck the arth up spouted ile, like this yer fountain in the Union Square you Yorkers are so proud of when it’a on full head. Most smothered the child. Wa’al, fact is, my tract’s ile tract. 4 Dear me.’ • Os coarse I came down and fetched hands. Neow thar’s about fifty ile fountains in full play. Men drawing it off in buckets. Got to be guarded by men with rifles like this here Emperor of the French when he goes a ridin ; the other specylatnis is so envious of me down ther. Made the biggest pile agoin.’ Buy out A., or Astor if I like. Tell you, like the smell or not, ile is a good thing to get inter, Cousin Pete.’ ‘Excuse me,’ I said, ‘but don’t call me Pete. It’s vulgar; I don’t like it. I write myself Pierre, the French form of the name.’ ‘Lor’duye,’ said Silas, ‘wa’al I wonder I should like Pete; it sounds good ; sort o’ short for petroleum. That’s why I like Sile. Take away the Saud it s ile, you know.— So you aint in the ile ?’ I began to wish I was. ‘Come down here to visit hotels,’ said Sile, go’mg on. 4 Want to contract to furnish them with such superior quality table ile for salads and sicb. New well started yesterday morn ing; delicious stuff; fetch you up a bottle.’ 4 1 beg you won’t trouble yourself,’ 1 said aghast. 4 No trouble at all, Cousiu Pete—or what’s that you wan’t to be called ? Peer ? Besides you can write me a puff, Biggest ile man goin’, finest quality ile, etc, etc. You're in the newspaper line, I hear. ’ • I venture to call myself an author,’ I re marked. ‘Sartainly. Don’t pay, does it?’ 4 Tolerably. There are things better than money, Mr. Peek.’ 4 Wa al I dunna what, unless It is ile. But I say, you know the big bug3, don’t you ?’ I thought of my landlady’s bedrooms dur ing midsummer, and groaned ‘yes.’ ‘First families. Fifth Aveny folks and them ye know ?’ 4 A few,’ said I. 4 Wa’al, now I’m up in the world, I ought to know ’em, oughtn't I ? Tell you what;, Cousin Pete—beg pardon, Peer—l'll stay with you a spell, and you shall show me round.’ ‘The accommodations,’ I began. 4 Don’t make no apologies. Slep’ in an ile puddle many a time ; lam to rough it at the wells,’ said Cousin Sile, and what more could I say ? Therefore he staid. We dined, we smoked. Then I began to look at the time piece. I had an engagement at Miss Wickett's; but to take Sile there in his blue coat, white hat and brass buttons, with such an odor of oil, was impossible. I adored Miss Wickett; I fancied I had made some advances towards her esteem. To present a cousin like Silas Peek might ruin them at once and forever. At last I ventured : 44 Not having your bag gage with you, I presume I dare not hope for your company to-night, Cousin Silas?" 44 Eh ? Lor’, yes! Don’t you see I’ve got on my Sunday bettermost? Paper collar in ray pocket, wrapped up with a fine-tooth comb id a clean handkerchief. Lam tu make yourself slick easy at the ile wells.” So in despair I dressed, perfumed my ker chief with Night Blooming Cereus, and ac cepted Silas Peek's company with a groan. Our way up Bradway was marked by the sniffs of pedestrians against whom we brush ed, and ejaculations of 44 Awful!” 44 Horrid!” 44 kerosene, ain’t it!” etc, They have a party at the Wicketts—an elegant, select affair, graced by the belles and exquisites of the 44 creme de la creme.” As Silas took his hat off and ran his fingers through his hair, I felt my heart sink. He seemed such a greasy wretch, I expected to be ordered from the house, when! said to Mr. Wickett, aside: “My dear sir, I’ve taken the liberty of bringing with me a distant cousin of my own, Mr. Peek—(a-ahem) a rather unsophisticated gentleman—a—in fact, just from his exten sive oil farm, where he has amassed a fortune aud, I fear, learned to neglect the observan ces. I—ahem.’ To my astonishmuit, Mr. Wickett shook me by the hand. * ‘No apologies,’he said. ‘These busy and prosperous persons are priviledged; we don’t expect of them what we do of others. Introduce me.’ All kindness to me, of course. 1 felt grate ful. So I introduced Mr. Peek, and went to find Miss Wickett who was divine in scarlet and white flowers. How I adored that girl 1 HoW I feasted on her smiles! HoW I rejoiced in those quiet moments when I dared to say sweet nothings to her—when she looked at me only as she could look ! Every man has been in love once in bis fife, they say. If so, every man can recall bis own experience, and know bow I regarded Wilhemina Wick ett. Woids cannot do justice to my emo tions In her presence 1 forgot my cousin Silas Peek for a while. But soon in the midst of the silence in which we listened to Wilhemi na singing, I heard his voice, and turning, uw him. lie stood in the midst of a group of gentlemen, all with their faces very red with excitement, and their eyes wide open with surprise, and he held forth oh the sub ject of oil. How his tract spouted, sir, as es eleven thousand whales were underneath the arth. How folks went on their knees to get the first supplies of that ile. How did he verily be lieve thut diggin' down six feet you'd come to a great vat full, all ready to be scooped up; aud how all the ile streams and lie wells jest bad their rise in Peek's tarm, aud nowhere else, byjingo! Aud whan she had done singing, Wilhe mina—l mean Mr. Wickett, darted trom the crowd, and seizing her hand, drew her to wards Silas, with the words, “Mv love, I must make you acquainted with Mr. Peek, one of our oil pioneers, who hae just been giving us sonie valuable information' on tbe subject ot oil lands.’’ Poor Wilhemina—she who shuddered at the unpleasant perfume of a marigold, and could not walk in the garden until the gar dener had uprooted the obnoxioue weed how I pitied her as the atmosphere of my horrible oil cousin surrounded her on the tete-a-tete. , • For my take you have borne it, angelic girli’ 1 thought; and followed her with my eyes, as Silas took her down to ahpper, say ing «n the stairs, * I wish Ids thought to letch along a bottle of lie, you could a seen Ibow fine it is to eat on salad. And I tell yon, there ain’t nothing like it for hair ile. Beck on you’re noticed how ellek vine look*. It would take that kink out of yours In lass’n no time.’ When we departed I could not help breath ing in her ear, 44 1 appreciate your kindness, most amiable of mortal women—angel!" And she smiled on Silas and I, as we bowed ourselves out together. The next day there came to me a dainty note, writen as an old iriend might write. Could Mr. Paragraph dine with them on Wednesday, and bring his dear, odd, agree able cousin, Mr. Peek, who had so interested papa about wells and things, along with him? And she remained Wilhklmisa Wickett. Os course Mr. Paragraph could. Jle was only too happy r . Cousin Silas turned his pa per collar ou the other side and went also. They had invited Mr. Bungilee and Mr. Trumps, of the firm of Wickett, Trumps & Bnngalee, to meet us; and the conversation ran on oil so entirely that it took away my appetite. But wbo could care for food who could sit near Miss Wilhelmina Wickett, and feel the folds of her silken robe brush his knee—who was actually permitted to pass her plate tor more turkey, and to see that she had “just a morsel more gravy?” Not I for one. A delicious certainty th'at my day dreams were soon to be realized, and that I would one day call Wilhelmina Wickett my own, possessed me. That night I drew her little note of invita tion from my pocket, and, kissing it, repeat ed, alluding to the signature: 4 Remain, Wilhemina Wickett. Oh, no! no! no! not long, tor I shall make you Wil hemina Paragraph. Does she not smile upon my oily cousin for my sake ?’ Yes, she had been very kind to Silas. She continued to be so. So did her papa- Also the firm of Tiuraps & Bungalce. They made Silas Peek the fashion, and lovely girls called him a ‘dear, odd creature.’ When we passed along the street the peo ple cose to see the proprietor of the 4 Peek Oil Farm.’and would whisper: ‘That’s his cousin, Mr. Pierre Paragraph, the poet.’ So I shone by reflected light. The light of oil. I begun to see at last that poetry was as nothing beside petroleum. That Silas Peek was adored for his farm’s sake. That he was a veritable lion. A man bowed down to aud adored. He had influence, also; every man with whom he conversed resolved at once to put his money into oil. I should, if I had any. At last a harrowing suspicion dawned upon me. It was idiotic. I laughed at it. Yet it remained. One day, while dining with Cousin Silas at the Wicketts, it forced itself upon my mind. I resolved to banish it forever, and seized the moment when the old gentleman and Cousin Peek were roaring about ile, and we, Wil hemina and I, Were on the garden balcony. Then I began : 4 Welbelnuna, you must long have known' —but she put up her hands and implored. » 4 Please don't, Mr. Paragraph!’ 4 1 must,’ said I. 4 Ilil go away if you do.” ‘Nay, stay and hear me.’ 4 Oh, dear ! Ple-e-ease —' 4 Angel, we have no auditors. Your fath-, er and niy cousin have forgotten all in oil. My heart —•’ 4 Oh, you musu't say anything about your heart!’cried Wilheruiea, in quite a tragic way. 4 It’s wrong for me to hear it.’ 4 Wrong for you to hear my fervent pro - testations of adoration ! Oh, Welhemina, I love you better than my soul I—’ 4 Oh, What would Mr. Pee'k say ? Do go away.’ And she wrung her hands despair ingly. 4 Mr. Peek! I trust he would not ven ture a word on the subject,’ I said haughtily. 4 1 accord to hitn no such privilege.’ ‘Oh, but he has, you know.’ 4 Has what ?’ 4 The privilege—the—the right. Oh, Mr. Paragraph, don't you know I've been en gaged to Mr. Silas Peak a fortnight ?” I fell flat among the flower-pots. When I picked myself up Wilhemina had joined Silas Peek iu the parlor. They had sold her for oil. Mr. Wickett had put his money in oil and added his daughter. Mr. Trumps and Mr. Bungalee only wished that all oil farmers were Mormons, that they might give them their daughters also They had sacrificed her, driven me to despair, and established the 4 Grand Peeks Farm Oil Company.’ Next, week she was married in Grace Church. Silas asked me to be his grooms man, and I, for the first time in our aeqaiut ance, turned on him and called him an oil barrel.’ Who cared ? They went on their tour (to the oil farm, I suppose,) as merrilyjas though I had not uttered the vindicative words. About three mouths alterward I remember to have read something in a paper about a celebrated divorce case. It appears that Mrs. Wilhemma Peek had been in divers ways ill-used. Among other things expatia ted upon by her lawyer, were Mr. Silas Peek having invested all his fortune in oil lands, bad insisted on establishing his resi dence upon an oil tarm, where it habitually rained grea9e ; and, furthermore, had insist ed on replenishing the caster cruet with pe trolum, and had forced the beautiful Wil hemina to partake thereof. I read the an nouncement with great gusto. I attended court daily throughoui.the suit. Yes, I have been avenged! A fellow known as “Old Jim Smith," who had been a leader in outrages upon Union men iu Tennessee, was recently arrested near Nashville. The Sheriff, says a Northern pa per, stepped aside to give some curious per sons an opportunity to look at the wretch, and in an instant seven bullets went whist ling through the outlaw’s body. Terrible re venge ! Hotel Arrivals. PULASKI HOUSE, AUGUST 11. F D Currie ami wife, H Almv, str Gulile Beaufort J A Kein, Wilmington Del L C Chapin, Surg Us V G Feay, Charleston Hilton Head B Lake, do GW Haines. do CaptJ P Lord, wife and J M Crofut, do child. Beaufort T Vail, do G Holmes, do J McKane, New York IA K Lane, do A S English, Fair Haven N K Seovel, do U T Fulton, Savannah |J G Thompson, do Capt M Murphy, Brook!yu|G C Hunting, do SEA ISLAND HOTEL (HILTON HEAD) AUG. 10. C Newman, Orangeburg |C P Lambet, 66 N Y VoI7 J S McCauifan, Q M, Capt A C McDonald, 34 U S C T 26USCT Capt W W Webster, Major G D Weeks, Sav 6F9CT |J M ElUott, do J H Mlsrell, Jacksonville J Kollock, do J M F’alrbrooks, Virginia Lt W H Foster, 30 Me V B M Partridge, N York |S E Howard, Beaufort PORT ROYAL HOUSE (HILTON HEAD) AUO. 10. Miss capron, Charleston Mrs Fitsslmmons and D CJencks, do child, charleston Surg Day, do G Fannin, Lawton plauta G N Little. do HII Gooe, do Capt T Smith, 47 Penn V C F Smith, do A Poindexter and lady, J S Wjlson, Augusta Richmond J A Wilson, do G S Gray and servant J McKnne, Hilton Head Lt U J Salisbury, Beaut P Slnnott, Columbus T L Wlswall, do 0 Newman, Orangeburg C F Haywood, Savannah Sor C S lteber, Boston J H Gould, do W B Leaahubee, do D B Lillie, Vermont Capt Kelly, 160 N Y You Shipping Intelligrenee, PORT OF SAVANNAH. Arrived. Friday', Aug. 11,1866. Steamer O S Grant, Briggs, Hilton Head. Steamer St Helena, cercopeloy, Beaufort. Cleared. Sehr Constellation, 358 bales Upland Cotton. PORT OF PORT ROYAL. Arrived. Aug B—Sc8 —Sc hr Belle. Bulger, Boston. Aug 9— Scbr J M Bruouiatl, Douglass, Me ; steamer Lonlsberg, Dale, Jacksonville; steamer Continental, Cleared. Aug 9 —Steamer Idaho, Holmes, Washington. BACON, BACON, HAMS and SHOULDERS landing from steamer Constitution this day. For sale by angS-3 BELL. WYLLt * CHRISTIAN FUNERAL INVITATION. The friend! and acquaintances of Mr. andMa John R. Johnson are respectfully Invited to attend tnj funeral of their yonnqest daughter, CORNEL I* SAMS, froaa their residence on Jones street. This &f ternoon at S o'clock. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. DOG LOST, LOST, yesterday, a black and tan terrier nno «i,„ • CRN. LEE” on the collar. v * WM * A suitable reward Will be paid for bis recoverv «. Stamm’s Barber Shop, corner Bull and Bryan bo-mu or to me. aul3-tf EDWARD G. DIKE, Oapt. 4 A. A. 0, Special- Notice! THE undersigned having been appointed Agent of the Southern Mutual Insurance Com]uny, Athens, Georgia, Is now ready to remote the business of said Company. Can be found at N. A. Hardee 4 Co.'a Office, Bar ■treet. auli 2 JOHN N. LEWIS ImOUGUSTAT THE STEAMER GEN. BERRY WILL STAST ON SATURDAY, AUGUST I2th s - AT EIGHT O'CLOCK P. M. Has a few Staterooms, which will be reserved for Ladlcas V'ithout extra charge. If applied for early. For Freight and Passage apply to CHAS. L. COLBY 4 CO., aull Cor. Bay and Abercorn sts. For Augusta, AND INTERMEDIATE LANDINGS. O'NEIL’S FLATS Nos. 1 and 2 will leave for the above port ou WEDNESDAY, the 10th Inst.— Insurance guaranteed at the lowest rates Only a limited quantity freight taken. Way freight payable by shippers. Apply to crane. Johnson 4 gratbill, au!2-3 --1 Bay atreet FOR DOCTOR TOWN,' VIA DARIEN. THE New and Light Draught Iron Steamer WM G. GIBBONS, Capt PhilpoL will leave Dillon’s Wharf, as above, ou MONDAY AFTERNOON, 14th Inst. Liability of the boat to cease when the freight Is landed. Freight payable here (on wharf, by shippers. ERWIN 4 HARDEE, aui2 Agents. Notice. "S'HE lease of the PULASKI HOUSE to Bartels 4 A Klddell, having beeu cancelled by order of the mill tary authorities, and the Pnlaskl House property having bee n, by the same authority, turned over to W. H Wlltbereer, the owner thereof, the firm of BAR TELS 4 RIDDELL, late proprietors of the Pulaski House, is dissolved from this date. All persona har ing e'aims against the firm of Bartels Si Riddell will please present the same for settiem-nt to JOHN 0. BARTELS Savannah. August 12th, 1806. aulr-0 Notice. THE business of the PULASKI HOUSE will be con tinned aud managed by the undersigned, under the firm and name ot W. H. WIi.TSKRGER CO. W. H WILToERGEB. J. O. BARTELS. Savannah, Angart 12th, 1665. an!2-0 Notice. OFFICE PROVOST MARSHAL, Sub-District of OaevouEE, Savannah, GS.. August 11 13(55. The people of Savannah are hereby notified that tn office will be opeued ut the U. s. Custom House oa and after the 12th day of August, 18(16, where Lieu*. W. W. Morton, 15Sd N. Y. V., Assistant Provoßt Mar shal, will be ou duty fur the purpose of administering to ladies the Amueaty Oatfl us prescribed by President Johnson’s Proclamation of May 22th, ISCS. (.Signed; * SA.U’L COWDHY, Capt and Provost Marshal, aul2-T • Sub District of Ogeechse • UNDERWRITERS’ SALE OCTAVUS COHEN Will sell THIS DAY, at 10 o’clock, at Central Cotton Cotton Press, 4 bales COTTON. Damaged on the voyage from Augusta, and sold to account of the Underwriters and all concerned. Terms cash. au!2 mmm wanted. WANTED, FIRST CLASS EXCHANGE ON NEW YORK. By THOMAS PEPPER, anl2-3 116 Congress street. Iron, Iron, Iron. WT ANTED immediately, Fifty Tons of wrought enl V V Cast Scrap Iron aud Metals. The highest case prices paid. Manufacturers supplied. OLIVER & CO., aulS Forest City Mills, Savannah. DON’T TRADE FOR THAT DUE BILL. ALL persons are hereby notified not to trade for > .: Due Bill given by me to E. G. Wilson and pays, y ble to hts order for two hundred and forty dollars ana twenty cents as said Dae Bill has been paid by nw long since! The due bill is dated February 16th, I®»> an 13-3 WJLSWuLL inkT ok GROSS INK, in stands, at $8 60 per gross. 16 1 dozen Arnold’s Writing Fluid, pints, at $1 P& j dozen. For sale by .„. _ SAVILLE & LE.YCS. aul2 ts cor. Bryan street and Market square stationery^ Os Iff BEAMS Superfine Commerc! and Note Paper. it iJU 4 Yi pounds to tbe ream, at the very low prU* 01 Alßo,°a P large a variety of other Papers, Envelopes, Pens, Ink, Pencils, Ac. aul2 cor. Bryan street and Market Square. And Merchants' Row, Hilton Head, S. c. GUERARD & FERRILL, THE undersigned haviDg entered Into Copartnership as Factors, Brokers and Commission Merchants, war sell aud purchase on Commission Coiton, TfmiKn Produce and Merchandise. Orders and consignment solicited. EDGAR L GUERARD. BENJAMIN B. FERBILL. Befibbhoss.—Robt. Habersham A Sons, Geo. W- Anderson, Anthony Porter, Hunter A Gammed,, Jao L. VUlslonga. 6 aul . , Offices to Let. TWO ROOMS TO LET, SUITABLE FOB OFFICES- Apply at th* HERALD OFFICS auli-tf . Cellar to Let. TO LET, A LARGE CELLAR, SUITABLE FOR STORAGE- Apply »t the HERALD OFFICE. -‘•“’-rt - FOB SALE. en nnn first class cypress shingles, OUsUUv In lots to su.t purchasers. Aim, * and 4 foot Clapp Boards, will b. made to or der. Inquire center President and Price snvsts. anlS-1 F- COO&