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The Savannah Daily Herald. BY S. W. MASON & CO . KAMI £l. W. MASON W*«". W. T. THOMPSON, itmclalr I>ll tor. SAVANNAH. TCESPAY. SEPTEMBER 5. 1566. FOB LOCAL MATTERS sEF. THIRD PAGE. F.VEM\C EDITION' OF THE HEttALD. By an accident to ourpress wc were oblige .1 to sus pend onr Evening Edition tempo rarity, and various circumstances now lead us to announce its discon tinuance tor a few days longer. We shall resuineits publication very soon. TO advertisers. Onr advertising patrons are rcurinde 3 that stiver i isements inserted in the Morning Edition of the Herald will appear in the Evening without extra charge. Advertisements should bt handed in as early as possible, but will be received as late "a 12 o’o,ork at night. We adhere to onr advertised ‘except for long advertisements, or those Inserted for a long time, on which a reasonable discount will be made HOW TO OBTAIN THE HERALD REG* t'LARI.V. We often have complainta from residents of Savan nah and Hilton Head that they are not able always to ontaln the Peraid. The demand Is sometimes so great as to exhaust an Edition very soon after Its lasne, and those who wish to have the Herald regularly, should subscribe for It. We have faithful carriers in Savannah and at Hilton Head, and throat*, them we siwf.ys serve regular subscribers tirst arsisKSS DIRECTORY OFSAVASSaK. We are now publishing a column and more of brief business announcements, carefully classified, under the general head of ‘‘Savannah Business Directory.” it includes some forty leading business men and firms of Savannah. We propose to retain this as a reguiai mature of the Herald. The expense of in serting cards in this department of the paper Is very email, and we believe the advertisers will receive more than a proportionate benefit Parties wishing to have their cards included in this Directory, can do eo by sending them to our counting room, or hand tug them to Mr. M. J. Divine, who Is authorised to receive them. Prepayment will be invariably re •lUireib - A € ommrrrlnl View of Reconstruction. In considering the various questions that have arose in the discussion of the subject of reconstruction, that of the immediate reor , ganization of the Southern States, considered in its material aspect, commercially and financially, should not be overlooked; and the best way of enforcing it is, by presenting the results of the labor, and tbe character and the amount of tbe products of tbe South . previous to the late unhappy war. 'To meet the liabilities imposed upou tbe people by taxes to liquidate the principal and pay the iuterest of the enormous war debt, it is abso lutely necessary that the resources of the country at large should be developed and stimulated to their fullest extent; aud it is only by enlightened, generous and liberal policy that we can relieve the burden which is now weighing down the business, eapilal and energies of the whole country, the North as well as the South. It is needless to say that facts and figures demonstrate how much the Southern States have contributed in the past to the national w’ealth, and how neces sary they are to the restoring of our former prosperity. It would be a short-sighted policy, indeed, to allow neatly one half of the nation to become partially unproductive at this time, in order to try the experiment of carrying out a theory in politics and in dustrial economy, of doubtful expediency at best, even if practicable. If seems to us lhat tbe nation cannot aflord to hazard its material prospects to satisfy the demands of intemperate fanaticism. The total export value of the cotton crop of the United States was, in 1830, $30,000,- 000: in 1840, $04,000,000; in 1850, $72,000,- 000; in 1850. $128,000,000; in 1859, $161,- 000,000 ; in 1860, $232,000,000. If only one third of the crop of 1860 can be raised next year, it will yield at leas! $200,000,000, for cotton will certainly be wo t h three times as much per pound as it was then. To this must be added other crops and pro ducts of the South, amounting, before the war, to upwards of $700,000,000, exclusive of rosin, turpentine, tar, and many other im portant articles. The manufactures of the South, which were considerably over $200,000,000in 1860, and have since vastly inct eased, owing to the stimulus of necessity created by the war, are also worthy of consideration. It is in this view that the question of the reorganization ot the Southern States appeals—not to radi cal politicians—but to sensible business men, the bankers, merchants, capitalists and po litical economists of the nation. What is wanted is immediate reorganisation, based upon sound, broad, business principles, and not upon the narrow, fanatical opinions of sectional politicians, North or South. It has been truly said by a Northern paper, that the people of the South are heartily desirous of restoring the old order of things They are endeavoring to make the most and best of the materials that the war has left them. They are trying to systematize their labor and make it useful. And this is the part of its wise men. It is what is needed to bring up the South to its former standing, aud.to enable it to minister in a practical way to the prosperity of the whole nation. The.sooner the business and trade of the South is put upou such a foot ing as will bring a return to the National Treasury, the sooner will the people of the whole country feel the load of their taxa tion lightened. This practical way of looking at the question should arrest the attention and challange the sympathy of the sober men of the South. Better have a produc tive South, such as it was before tiie war, than an impoverished South and military rule, however wise, which is so incongenial with the true character of our government and the interests of the masses. Is the great result we have pointed ont as being so desirable, to be attained under the experimental status of the freedmen as fixed by the Bureau established for their govern ment? We reply, conscientiously and frank ly, that we think not. All the intelligence we have received from this State and Florida, respecting the temper, disposition and indus trial habits of the lreedraen forbid, we regret to say, any indulgence of the hope that the restoration of the South can be effected to any considerable extent, through the uncer tain agency of this class of operators. The implacable aversion of a large majoiity of them to constant labor, however liberal the wages paid, has become so apparent and conclusive as to convince not only the plan ters, but many of the intelligent Federal officers in charge of the freedmen, that the present system of management is both Inef fective und hurtful. It is doubtful whether, uu r any system of management, however k w dl ever contract industrioue Mfasedmen which will makegood tbe amount of labor obtained from tbetn un der the old syatem. It Is certain, that at tbe very best, this cannot he realized for many years to come. \ et we do not despair eutirely of realizing immediately a considerable amount of sue cess if the militaiv authorities controlling tbe freedinen are permitted by the Northern popular sentiment to adopt a system of man agement based upon their own personal knowledge of the peculiarities of the negro :.nd the absolute necessity for active and per sistent labor to re-develop, even partially, ! the agricultural resources ot the South. The I only difficulty in the way of our restoration ! Is the disorganized condition of labor, and it is for the General Government, having tbe whole matter under its immediate control, to commit its management to intelligent and faithfui hands, with authority to act, guided by a bound discretion regardless of theoreti cal rules and the dictation of New England fanaticism. The Meaalaslppf Convention. The Mississippi Constitutional ConvcDtion, which has attracted a large share of public j atienlion, has accomplished its important j work, and adjourned sine die. The reports of its proceedings by tele- | graph, as published in the Northern papers, have been very meagre and unsatisfactory, \ and we are, therefore, almost entirely igno | rant of the character of the debates and the 1 spirit which annimated ihe Convention. — Enough is known, however, to warrant the | presumption that the proceedings have been satisfactory to tbe friends of the Union and i President Johnston's scheme of reconstruc- j tion. The following important and fuadamen- j tal measures of reconstruction on the Union basis received the sanction of that body. Ist. Repeal of the Ordinance of Secession passed in 1661, and all laws since passed by the Legislature conflicting with the Con stitution of the United States, or incon- I sistent with tlia standing of Mississippi as a j ioval State ra the restored Union. 2d. Slavery or involuntary servlture, ex cept for crime, is forever abolished in the State of Mississippi. 3d. An election for members of Congress and State Officers, ordered to be held on the first Monday in October next. 4th. A formal appeal has been made to President Johnson to extend pardon to Jefferson Davis. It also devolved upon the next Legislature to provide by law “for the protection and security of the persous and property of the freedinen of the State, and guard them aud the State against any evil that may arise from their sudden emancipation.” A memorial was also adopted praying the Government to .remove negro troops from the State. A leading Republican paper, of New York, commenting upou the doings of the Convention, expresses itself entirely satis fied, amLsays the declaration that the Seces sion Ordinance is null and void involves an absolute abandonment of the doctrine of the right of secesslob, That it is a full and final acknowledgment that the Federal Con stitution, both of right aud iu fact—both de jure and de facto —is supreme. It says, more than this, on that score, it is impossible to ask. The Constitution amendment, declaring that “neither slavery nor involuntary servi tude, otherwise than for the punishment ot crime, whereof the party shall have been convicted, shall hereafter exist in the State"—adopted by tbe strong vote of eighty-six to elevej—is pre-eminently sat isfactory. It adds, “the memorial praying for the freedom of tbe Rebel President, will hardly furnish aDy new reasons for such an act, and will carry very Hide weight.” FRAUDS IN THE ARMY PAY DEPART* ME.VT. The New York Herald makes mention of frauds that have recently been discovered in the Pay Department of the army, which in dicate an extensive system of robbery and plunder in that branch of the service. The Herald is of opinion that when the full e\'- tent of the robbeiy is known, the recent financiering enterprise of that hopeful youth, Ketchum, will sink into insignificance. The disclosures thus far involve Col. Binuey, re cent Chief Paymaster of the Richmond Dis trict, with, it is said, some fourteen of his subordinates. I' is stated also that the op eration has extended beyond the Riclauond district, and that a large number of Northern paymasters are involved iu similar transac tions. Simultaneously with this, corrupt practices of some sort are discovered in the Pay Department of the city of New York, and one party, of whose guilt there is un doubted evidence, has been arreated. It is alleged that the crime in this case involves torgery. The Herald says : How the swindlers operated is not yet cer tain , but it appears to have been by means of the seven-tuirty bonds. In one statement it is alleged that seven-thirties were drawn by the paymasters anterior to the date at. which tbeir interest began, and that the gov ernment allowed interest from the date of sale; that the officers paid the troops in the bonds and pocketed the interest ailowed above what was borne on the face of each note. And the statement is that the pay masters, being in collision with all the bro kers and bankers in the Richmond district, paid the soldiers in seven-thirties and then realized a large discount tor the exchange of the bonds for legal tender notes. But these cpauletted financiers never submitted their money-making purpuscs to any such slow or inadequate m:\cninery as this. Theliuuueial condition of the Richmond district especially shows that they operated in a bolder way. There are three banks in Richmond and two in Norfolk, and each of the five has a capital erf only one hundred thousand dollars Doubtless all are in the hands of the pay masters. Binney was interested in the Nor folk banks, and we hear that Stanton, his successor, u interested iu those at Richmond. By means ot these institutions tire paymas ters were using government money to such an extent that one bank held seven millions Hie lull figure of the five banks will foot up tremendously. Men with such financial machinery as this at their disposal wero not satisfied with making eight dollars on a thousand, or even lour on a hundred. Keep ing so near shore as that y,ns for smaller boats than theirs. The forgeries spoken of in the arrests here point abo to a larger operation. We have heard throughout the war of the discrepancy between the numbers ot men who appeared on the pay rolls and those who appeared in the line of battle. Perhaps these forgeries will let us further mto the history ot that discrepancy. The Herald alter a letl-handed compli ment to the pay department expresses the opinion that just now the proper authorities owe it to public sentiment to vigorously ex amine into these operations, and to punish the swindlers to the utmost possible extent Thirty Laplanders, dressed in fur* skins, accompanied by twelve Swedes, have arrived in St Paul to settle in Minnesota [comkihicatril] Mr. E#t"r if Me IL rthl: A- the fleet ion of Delegates to the Con vention takes place in October next, please unuoam.c die loilow ing gentlemen as suitable J candidates, and, if they will consent to serve, i they will receive die support of many citi | zeus : For DeUyates to the Convention . Hon. EDWARD C. ANDERSON. ! Hon. SOLOMON COHEN. Hon. THOMAS E. LLOYD. Atlantlr Monthl>. We me indebted to Mr. Estill for the Sep tember number of this able and popular periodical, and also for tbe Fvederal American Monthly. The American Monthly contains ibe usual quantity of entprtaiuing and in structive matter. We have not time to no . tice in detail tbe contents. The following ' are the titles of the articles: ; Coupon Bonds, 1. Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship. Twilight. Needle and Garden, 9. Scientific Farming. Natuial History of the Peacock Up the St. John's River A New Art Critic. Tbe Luck of Abel Steadman. At Bay Ridge, Long island. “ Running at the Heads ‘ The Chimney Corner, 9. A Visit to tbe Edgeworths On a Pair of Cld Shoes. Ode Recited at the Harvard Celebration. Our Future Militia System. Reviews and Literary Notices Recent American Publications. New York Evening Exchange, The regular board of New York brokers have done a good thing. They have forbid den their members from attending what is called ‘'The Evening Exchange," at the risk of expulsion. The Evening Exchange was the nursing mother of vice, not only as af fording a wide field for stock speculation, but various forms of vice. “That is an end (says the Evening Post) of that evil, aud with it will fall probably a number of music, dancing and drinking saloons, which gather ed in the neighborhood, for the accommoda tion and temptation of those who could not do business enough between daylight aud dark, but protracted their speculations into the night aud naturally drifted from tbe Eve ning Exchange into tuc congenial haunts near by.” Tub Wire. bi.kii and Blackburn Dmi cffiTr. —This is the greatest topic of con versation throughout the city, says the Nashville Dispatch, and the “pro and con” of the uffair has been very freely discussed iu high and low circles. We learn that a challenge was sent to Col. Blackburn yester day morning by Major Baker, of General Wheeler's staff. The challenge was can led by Col. Wolfolk, a late Confederate officer. Col. Blackburn auswered the challenge by note, slating that he was no duelisi, and wanted nothing further to do with Wheeler or his friends. Subsequently to this, we are informed, an order was issued by General Dolittle for Col. Wolfolk and Major Baker to leave the city by 12 o'clock, which order was complied with by them. From what | we can leatn, Gen. Wheeler has also left the S city, and will not give Ills testimony iu the Furguson case. A Nashville despatch to the New York press says: Major General Thomas has severely repri manded Colonel Blackburn and Superinten daut Quin for their most cowardly, and ua officer-like attack on the rebel General Wheeler. He informed them both in plain terms that he would have them tried before a court martial if they had not been muster ed out of service. Secrlts to bk told. —A Washington letter says the government will soon publish a com plete history of the secret service of the various armies, particularly that of the Army of the Potomac, which, under the direction of Bre vet Brigadier Gen. G. Sharp, formerly of the 120th New York Regiment, and Col. J. C. Babcock, obtained so high a degree of effi ciency. The details of this service will prove intensely interesting, embracing as they do an entirely new system of espionage upon the civil and military operations of the enemy. The record will extend from the campaign on tbp Peninsula to the close of the war at Richmond. The Cholera in turret. —Our minister at Constantinople officially informs this govern ment that the cholera continues to extend its ravages, and rays, had the proper quarantine regulations been enforced at first the intro duction of the disease from Egypt might have been prevented. It seems to him, from the experience at Constantinople, that it will be advisable for the United States to guard against it by the most rigid quarantine regu lations. The lowa Democrats.— The Democratic party of lowa tias dropped its time-worn ap pellation, and adopted that of “Union." The State Convention adopted resolutions for taxing government bonds and against negro suffrage, which seem to be the cardinal prin ciples of the opposition. Thos. H. Benton, Jr„ Republican, is their candidate for Gov nor; indeed, their State ticket is composed principally, it is said, from the same party. Advices from the Mexican border to the 19th inst., represent a curiously fraternal state of affairs between our generals on the Rio Grande and certain dignitaries of the Maximilian government, who, it seems, have been hobnobbing together and toasting each other iu tiue convivial style; and our gener als are reported as expressing friendship for the enemy. The New Jersey Democratic State Con vention, which met on Wednesday, nomina ted Gen- Theodore Runyon lor Governor. The Convention declared, most emphatically, against negro suffrage. A Brutal Murder Iu WlUUtan, Vt.—Au Old Lady Killed and Robbed. Bcrlinqton, Vt., August 28. Mrs. Ephraim Griswold, a wealthy old lady, who resides in the west part of Willls ton, Vt, about seventy miles Irom this city, was found in her barn this morning brutally murdered. Her husband was absent from i home at the time. The perpetrator of the deed is as yet unknown. A large amount of money was in the house, which is missing. The National Bank or Wellington, Oujo, Robbed or a Lakge Asioitnt.—Cleve land, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1865.— The National Bank of Wellington, Ohio, was robbed last night of from seventy thousand to one hun dred thousand dollars in government bonds on special deposit. The property of the bank was not touched. No arrests have been made riRXELLT.* BY JOBS 4. OItA If A If. Dam* Flora her niaiilie uiifoldkOYrCaruvlb The Debl*. anil iheraileva, And lover*’ ga> bowel*. Are pled with trie dam, the bluebell aud iiJ.c, And filled with Ihe fiagraueeef sireet-*,rmeil flow ers. There the lark nrat appear* wheu Ihe da) i* iiUwu lu. As his snrfil-koundlng file -*,IN aloud oh the freeze. And the red-ijreast awa'.os 'heath the alder - .* green awning. To sing o'er his nest In the hawthorn trees. There the harvest first bends to the hook ot the reaper. And Apollo awakes to the shepherd's soft lute ; While ’he lergti* flow s In, stilled in majesty deeper, As the tvl<le-.-pn>adihg sail* doth her bosom salute, llecerb’rating pi echo o'er grove* and rills trembling Is the ••call of the bugle from the Castle >f Clare. And eveu winds sigh with that music resembling An angelic choir sounding low ou the ear. There ttie innocent, simple-dressed, rosy-cheeked . girls, M Ith step so fantastic, beat time to the flute, And wreathe their fair brows with Dame Flora's gay pearls, And sing Erin's wrongs till the robin is mute. There's my soul's light, liiv treasure—sweet, Innocent Mary- Sports wild as a nymph of some latr sylvan glove, She owns but yon cabin, aud small 1* her dar.v, “But she's rich In her virtue and constant In love." Dame Flora her mantle unfolds o’er Camrlly,— How oft have 1 seen her unfold It before ' Yea, .Summers shall come with the daisy and llliy, _ But, alas ! these oid scenes I shall never see more. No more shall the birds sing their sweetest notes lor me, Nor my green-painted wherry the Fergus unglass— Csrnellv : my heart must be thine, It beats it r thee, Aye, thine until hushed 'aeath the greeu-tufted grass. Then farewell, ye scenes so well known to my child hood ; in pleasure we met, now in sorrow we part; Fare well thou angel, my nymph of the wild wood— The life of my soul, and the core of my heart. The summon l * Is strong which invites rue to leave thee, Yes. the trumpet of freedom Is ioud la ihe West; Us notes hath a magic, and will not deceive me, Nor 1 deceive Mary, the maid i love best. Fearl street, Xnc York. * Carnelly, Funis county Clare, the seat of the Duchess de Kevigo. Tire President and liar South. A Washington correspondent of the Port land Advertiser says he has therefore indulg ed the belief that “President Johnson would ultimately shake off tbe trammels of ibe Re- Eublican party" and ally himself with the •emocracy ; but it grieves him “to be com pelled to say that the indications are that there is no prospects that will be done soon.” The following, which this this disheartened correspondent relates, seeme to be the cause of his diminished hopes of seeing the Pres ident restored to the Democratic fold: A conversation has been detailed to me, which took place recently at the White House between President Johnson aud a gen tleman from one of the Western States, Frominent in the Republican party, which, have reason to believe, expresses the deter mination at which the President has arrived in bis treatment of the Southern people. At this interview the President said in substance that he was satisfied of the impolicy of making any further reduction of the army ; that he doubted tbe genuineness of the loy alty professed by a majority of the people of tbe South ; that treasou aud rebellion there, though crushed aud repressed, still existed ;. that he would be glad to restore to the peo ple of the South ail of their political rights, but that he would not do it until he was certain they would not abuse the priv ilege by the election to office of Rebels and traitors; that the recent elections iu Vir ginia made it quite clear that the people of that State are not heartily loyal, but would, if the opportunity were offered to them, elect Rebels and traitors to office iu prefer ence to L niomnt-n ; that as soon as he is convinced of the unquestioned loyalty of any State, he will withdraw the troops therefrom and allow it the utmost freedom of election, etc. ; but until lie is so convinced, he in tends to keep tlie present military foice in each Southern State, and to use tlie military power in order to prevent the election of Rebels and traitors. He said, furtlreimore, that the contingency might arise, nor was it improbable, when he should feel it to be his duty to remove the present Provisional Governors, and place the government of those States entirely under the control of the military officers in command of military departments there, and intimated that it was with that view that the military departments had been created. But he said tirst it depended entirely on the people of tbe South themselves whether he would do that or not; but that they must be made to real ize that no person who has been prominently connected with the rebellion can be elected to office. If they can only learn that lesson through the presence of the militaiy, why they must learn in that way. Such is the substance of this remarkable 'conversation on the part of tbe President. I giye it with real reluctance, for I have no doubt that such were the views expressed. Railroad Accident. We are at a loss to tell whether railroad accidents exceed in number the murders re corded in the daily journals. The New York Evening Post describes a conversation held witli an accomplished engineer in 1863 who offered the following theory in accounting for the great number of accidents on rail roads : “ Within ten years,” said the engineer, “ you will hear of frequent and fatal acci dents on our American railways. They will increase to au extent which will be absolute ly appalling. The wood and iron on which tne wheels of the trains run can last but a certain time. At present they are mostly new, and the danger of which I speak doe’s not exist; but they will continue to look sound to the eye until their texture has been changed by the constant hammering; of the heavily loaded wheels, and ihen they will suddenly give way. The first warning which the companies have of their unsouudness, -with the exception of the length ol time that they have been in use, will be some accident to the trains that pass over them. But the time which has elapsed since they were laid will not be regarded. The desire of profit will induce the railway compauies to leave them on the track as long as the superinten dent finds no defect in them apparent to the eye, and thus the disaster and discovery of their defective condition will occur at’the same moment.” Another Rebellion in C hina— TUr Capital In Danger. The latest advices from China are dated Shanghai, June 22d. A rebellion, known as the “Nieufel rebellion,” is spreading rapid ly, the latest report being that the city of Chu fou-Hsien, remarkable as being the birthplace of Confucius, has been captured and sacked. The rebels have taken up a strong position in the neighborhood of Pilo ting-tu, an important city lying about one hundred miles to the southwest of Pekin, endangering its safety. The authorities of the city have applied for Britisli military officers. Colonel Burgevine is in custody of the Maudarians at Foochow, who refuses to comply with the demands of the American Consul for ids release. Seven thousand Chinese troops have ttn barked at Shanghai for Tientsin, to operate against Nienfei. .Harder la Concord, Man. Boston, Monday, Aug. 28. In Concord, Mass., last week, a young man named Michael McManus was found dead on the scaffold of a barn, with a bullet wound through his head. Bryne McDonald, the uncle of McManus, has been arrested on suspicion of having perpetrated the deed. Another Riot in New York.—A ilot oc curred on the 271 h, in East Nefr York, in which several street cars were demolished, and many people badly beaten. Tbe polite finally quelled the riot. sT The potato rot is more widely spread in Ohio this season than ever before. It is also said that the crop Is likely ts prove an ent re lallure In portions of Northern Illinois. The tope have been beaten down and killed by the rains, and the tuber* are covered with white specks which develop into the rot. Tk« OalrßK* n Gem. fWkMltr, llLAti’qns 4rtt Bum., Dint. Mid. Truk.,) am# Post or Nashville. Nashville, Telia,, Aug. 2d, 1865. ) General Orders No. 11. In accordance with orders from Headquar ters Division of the Tennessee, the following correspondence, in the case of the late as j aault on Gen. Wheeler at tbe City Hotel, is published for general information : Nashville, Aug. 23d, 18C.">. Major General Geo. H. Thomas, Nashville, Tens: General—ln obedience to your instruc tions. I Imve the honor to make the following statement: i An order lrom the War Department of the I United States releasing me from confinement ; as a prisoner of war, directed that I should l lie paroled in accordance with the terms agreed upon between Maj. Gen. Sherman and Gen. Johnston. I have not carried about my person or baggage any weapous since May Ist, 1865. About 4 o'clock p. m., on tbe 21st instant, while I was lying on my bed in my room at the City Hotel, no other person being in the room, someone knocked at the door. After partially dressing myself I unlocked my door, when two officers, partially dressed in United States uniform, entered, one of whom stated that lie at one time bad been a pris oner in my bands, and that be had come to thank me lor kindness received at tbe time. The other stated ho knew me and had come to make his personal respects. After a few moments of polite conversation, they arose and bade me good bye, remarking that as they discovered I was’ unwell they would not remain any longer. About five minutes after their departure I beard another knock at my door ; which I again unbolted as soon as possible, when two other officers dressed in United State* uniform, neither of whom 1 | had ever seen before, entered. One of them advanced and extended bia hand, which I took. While in tbe act of shaking hands, he remarked, “Is this Gen. Wheeler?” and, upon my answering in tbe affirmative, he stated that be was Col. Blackburn ; the other officer immediately seized me by both arms, when Col. Blackburb, having given no pre vious intimation whatever of his hostile pur pose, struck me violently twiceiupon my head with a club ot considerable dimensions. I struggled awaylfrom tbe man who held me. and as I left the room both the assail ants followed me, the other officer holding a pistol in a threatening manner. I am confi dent I onlv prevented him from shooting me by keeping Col. Blackburn between him and myself. Col. Blackburn continued bis at tempt to strike me, but I succeeded in ward ing off his blows with my aims. Finally, a gentleman caught hold of tbe other officer, when Col. Blackburn hastily ran back aud ran down the stairs. I am satisfied that the attempt was one upou my life., and the pistol would have been fired at me but from the tact of Col. Black burn being between myself and the officer holding it. I would here state that I never issued any order whatever to the prejudice of Colonel Blackburn or any of his men, aud that all his men who fell into my bands were kindly treated and allowed to return to their com mand iu bodies iu order that they might not be molested by any one. I would further state that while passing through tbe country I do not recollect that any complaint was made by any one of Col. Blackburn's family, or that anything what ever was taken from them. I am, General, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. WuBBLBB. Late C 8. A. The foregoing Is addressed to you in the form of an official communication, but I now desire to swear the facts are irue as set forth. J. Wheeler, Late C. S. Army. H'liqßS Mil. Div. of the Tern > Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 20, 1865. > Brevet Brig. Gen. E. C. Mason, Commanding Post of Nashville: General: 1 have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yourj.eport of the investigation ordered by tbe Major General commanding, into tbe cause of the assault upon Mr. Joseph Wheeler, late Major General in the army of tlie so-called Confederate States, at the City Hotel in this city. Your report has been carefully and impartially considered by tbe Major General commanding, and the facts therein elicited and brought out, with other facts in tlie same connection, which have been brought to bis notice, show the attack on Mr. Wheeler by Lieutenant Col. Blackburn and Capt. Quinn, 4th Tenn. Cav alry, wholly unprovoked and unjustifiable, and unbecoming au officer in the service of the United Slates. Mr. Wheeler, as a paroled prisoner, is justly entitled to protection, instead of being exposed to assaults, and his position, by virtue of his parole an unarmed man, and hence without means of defense, should have been, and must in future be respected ; and not only in his case, but in the case of all other persons occupying a similar position. You will convey to Lieut. Col. Blackburn and to Captain Quinn, of the 4th Tennessee Cavalry, the notification of the extreme dis pleasure and reprimand of Major General Thomas, for their unoffleer-like and highly reprehensible conduct, and say to them that the muster out of the service of their regi ment, has been the only reason for tbeir not being subjected to arrest and trial by court maitial. Their conduct at the time of the assault, as well as suDsequeutly, bag been an insult, and disgrace to the uniform they wore, and is justly discountenanced and frowned down upon by every honorable and high-minded officer and enlisted man in the service. The Major General commanding directs that you will further require of Lieutenant Colonel Blackburn and Capt. Quinn positive and satisfactory assurance for their future good conduct, and the strict compliance with all orders for tbe preservation and maintenance of pubiic peace,and at the same time advising them that will they be held to strict accountability for any further breach of the same. I am very respectfully Your obedient servant, Robert H. Ramsey, Col. and Asst. Gen. By command of Brevet Brig. E. E. Mason. Louis J. Lambert, B'vt Lieut Col. aud A. A. A. Financial and Commercial. A.uguHta. Market. Saturday, Sept. 2, iB6O. Financial. {retorted bv e. c. uanbek a son, brokers,] ISOLD— Baying, 88a40c. premium. •• Selling, L'iuiv. •• Silver— Haying, 35c. premium. “ Selling, 43c. BANK NOTES. (ieorgia R. R. Bank, buying al 40 per ct.Jdlscount. Central Railroad Bank, 50 •* •• Hunk State of Georgia, ” so *• •» Marine Bank, •> 70 •• » Bank of .Savannah, so •• ~ Bank of Athens, *• so “ •• Bank Middle Georgia, •• 70 ** Union Bank, S. C., •• 70 *< •• 8. W. R. K. 8., S. C., “ 80 •• •• Peoples’ Bank, S. 0., “ go •• •• Plauteia' and Machanlea’ Bank, S. C.. buvimratso per cent, discount. ‘ City CouncU Notes buying at 75 cents nominal. I'ammtrtlal, Cotton—There is a large oiterlug stock at 35 cents but tiie sales at these figures have been few. The market ta dull and too Irregular to give satisfactory quotations. Uoldera are asking prices which buyers are unwlllug to give, and. iu consequence of this, very few sales have been made durlug the week. Factory Goods—This market lias been acUve, and a huge amount of Goods changed hands at the fol lowing quotations : 4-4 Goods, 2So. per yard; '4 Goods, 23c.; prills, 28c.; Osuaburgs, 21a22c.: Yarns (internal revenue paid) $2 75a52 so. Sugar—Crushed, 34:. per lb. Coffee— c, 30c. per lb. Liquors.—Whiskey, in cases sl2 oo per dozen • Whiskey (3 25 a 6 00 per gallon ; Brandy, In cases 312 oo per do ten; Blackberry Brandy in cases, $13.50 per doxen ; Ginger Brandy, in cases sl3 50 per doten; Claret Wine, $0 per dozen ; Holland (Jin 3uarts, sl2 per dozen; Holland Gin, pints, $lO 50 her ozen; Lemon Syrup, go a 12 per dozen. Bacon.—Tbe market Is unchanged. Hog round 27<G bams, ,26c; aides and shoulders, good quality! Tobacco.—There has baen tome enquiry, but few aalea have been made. We quote common, at from Kto4o cu per lb; medium, 40 toT#; fair, 75 to $1.25- Prime. $1.50 to s 2«. * **’ The Hon. James L. Seward, of Thomas Cos., formerly member of the National Con gress aud the State Senate, was recently par doned by the president. FUNERAL INVITATION. The friend* anl acquaintances us THOMAS O McCLESKEY. and Geo. A. McCleskey and family.are Invited to attend the funeral of the former from the residence of the latter. No. * Gordon Block, Thle Morning at 10 o'clock. DIED, Os Inflammatory Rheumatism. In Hnntaville, Ala., August 14th, 1*65. ELLEN DEIRNE, second daughter of George A. and Fllen B. Gordon, of tbiadty, aged 6 years, 10 months and 19 days. ‘Of ench are the kingdom of Heaven.” NEW. ADVERTISEMENTS. “ A CARD OF THANKS. Mr. Editor:— As a feeble expression of the sincere gratitude which I feel towards Capt. W. Greenman, of the steamship Con stitution, I desire to make this public expres sion of thanks for his very kind aud humane assistance and care of my daughter, during iter severe illness on the passage from New York to.thia city; without which it is my conviction she could not have aurvived the passage. eeps-l G. EHRLICH. LOST, A SMALL CARPET BAG, marked J. 8. Gartea- A Btei£, from among tlie baggage per steamship Varan* lrom 2*ew York, landed at Central Press Wharf and supposed to have been taken away by mistake. Any person having the same in their pos session will be liberally compensated by leaving It at the office of •eps-2 JOHN R. WILDER. FOR NEW YORK. STAB LINE. The new xnd elegant first claaa U. S. Mail Steam ship CONSTITUTION, Capt. Greenman, will positively sail lor the above port on Wedneulay, September 61 h, at 7 1.‘4 p.m. For freight or passage, having splendid accommo datums, apply to BRIGHAM, BALDWIN * CO, sepj Stoddard's Building, opposite Post Office. PIONEER LINE FOR NEW YORK, /Rdr&mt The U.s. Mall Steamship PERIT, ' C“P I Dxlakot, will sail for the above port on her regular day, Thursday, Sept. 7th, ut O’clock, 111. For Freight or Passage, having superior accommo dations, apply to BUNTER 4 OAMMELL. seps 84 Bay street. FOR AUGUSTA; The Side-Wheel Steamer “ Helen, ” Capt. Riley, (CARRYING THE C. S MAIL; Will leave Stoddard's Wharf on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 a. m. For Freight or Passage apply to the office of KKIN A CO , aeps-l 114 Bay street, opposite the Herald office FOR HAWKINSVILLE, Touctima at Darieu aud Doctor Town. THE well known light draught steamer COMET, Capt. N. King, having been thoroughly over hauled. w ill leave for the above places on THURSDAY MORNING, the 7th ’nst., at 10 o’clock. For freight or passage apply on board at Upper Cotton Press, or to BRIOnAM, BALDWIN A CO, etps or to CLAGHORN 4 CUNNINGHAM. For Augusta, The light draught and staunch STEAMER OAK, GEORGE J. MARSHALL, Master, Will leave Central Press Wharf for Augusta on Wednesday Eye’g, at 5 o’clock Precisely. For freight or passage apply at the office of KEIN A CO*. sepS 114 Bay street. FOR DARIEN & DOCWTOI The swift, commodious and light draught Steamer Chatham, Will leave fur the above poista ON WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 6th, And will take freight in connection with the GULF RAILROAD, For Thomaaville and intermediate points Apply to O’FALLON A CO., Corner Bryan and Drayton street., eeps-2 Over Bank of Commerce. Notice. ALL persons having claims against the estate of Mrs. Jane Barnett, deoeasea, will present them, duly attested, and those indebted will make payment to JAMES L. HAUPT, aepeoda Administrator. NOTICE. 4LL persons having claims against the estate of •ra Mrs. Elisa Haupt, deceased, will present them, dnly attested, and thore indebted will make payment to JAMES L. HAUPT, eeps-eod4 Executor. Notrcir MR JAS. B. CAHILL having published in the Herald of this morning that his note to me of */oth July, 1806, for $450 has beeu paid, he Is informed that he well knows that his publication is false, and that his note is now in the Bank of this city for collection, and if not paid at maturity It will be dnly protested, and that said note is now the bona iide property of Messrs. Hess & Outman ..f thiscity. o A A. C. LOMELJNO. Sept. 4, 1805. seps-4 WANTED TO PURCHASE, OR KEEP FOR HIS FEED, a good Horse that wilt work in single harness. Must be gentle. Apply to sepG N. A. HARDEE * CO. Notice to Consignees, 'J'HE Consignees per stermahlp Vanina, from New 31 Barrels, marked T and O C, 20 Barrels, marked O 0 aud T. No mark. 176 bales Hay, No mark, 189 baga Corn, Are nottfird that the good* are now landing at Cen tral Press Wharf, and unless removed this day will be stored at the expense and risk us the owners thereof. JOHN R. WILDER, eepS-l Aeent ~ DANIEL MANN, TX7HOLESALE and Retail Dealer In Tinware . ; st “VM and Store Pipes. Also, Roofing, Gob taring aid Repairing done at tbe shortest notice Northwest corner of St. Jolim street MPS-lra and Market Square. Law Notice. i“™~sasitK*sa Sm-fwsri; business before tbe Departments 0 w Waabißgton. D. C. August 2stb. ? P^s^!hm HARRISON & CO., BANKERS, No. 19 N«w Street, Near Wail, NEW VORS. COLLECTIONS made on all porta of the United State*. Canada, West Indie* and Europe. Coin. Government Securities, State. City and Rail road Bond*. Coupons, Stocks and Southern Bank Note* bought and sold on commlnelon. Deposit* received, to be drawn at will, and 4 per cent Interest per annum, allowed thereon, sterling and French Bills of Exchange negotiated HARRISON 4 CO., No. 19 New street opposite the Gold Room.N Y HARRISON, GODDIN A APPERSON, Richmond, Va Reference—Meaera. Duncan A Johnston, Savannah- Barber 4 Sen. Augn*ta; Merchants’ and Planter*' Bank, Farmer*' and Mechanics’ Bank, Bank of Com marce. Marine Bank, Bank of Savannah. Bank State of Georgia, Timber Cutters' Bank, Planters’ Bank all of Savannah. seps-lm A. T. OEHMINOBAM. B. O. tCRtI CUNNINGHAM & PURSE, Factors, forwarding and commission MERCHANTS, No. 4 Stoddard’s Lower Stores Bay stieet. Savannah. Ga. References—Robt Habersham A 80ns, Hunter A Oammell, Octavns Cohen, Brigham, Baldwin A Cos. Erwin at Hardee, Claghorn A Cunningham gep4-3m ~W7W. PAYNE, iAttoraaay at Isaw, SAVANNAH, GA. J 5?! lm MERCHANTS’ Line of Sailing Vessels FOR NEW YORK. rrtHE BCHOONER GEORGIA. Capt. Holt, wifi have despatch for the above port. She hsa room for a amall quantity of light freight. Apply to CHAP ’ COLBY ACO A CARD. ■WILLIAMS, M'INTIRE & CO WAVING Mandated Col. Robt. P. York with them ~ l" business, under the firm name of York Wit, llama Mclntlre & Cos., are now prepared with a'mnie storage accommodation* to receive any and all con aigmnenis, with roome for those who desire to look aftersale* of their own goods, and will give nromnt peraonul attention to all lntereata entrusted tothSJ Regular sole days In front of store on Bay afreet— Tuesday* and Friday*. Night sales at store on Broughton street wIU com mence on Ist October. ra Consignments of aU kinds are respectfallr solicited sepc-io YORK, WILLIAMS, MoINtIrE A TO. Just Received, .T CASKS BACON SHOULDERS, w 85 cases Tobacco, 200 bushels Salt, 20 boxes English Dairy Cheese. For sale by C. K. OSGOOD TO O WNERS -OF COTTON, In answer to numerous inquiries from abroad, we would say that we are prepared lo take charge of, put in order and ship any lot of Cotton in the States of Georgia, South Carolina or Alabama, as we have local agents at almost every town, and a corps of most efficient men, selected for Integrity, ca pacity, and experince, to take charge of every lot. We will also pay all taxes and charges of every description, and make liberal advances on the Cotton. In short, we will take charge of the Cotton on receipts or orders and give the owners no trouble whatever, from the time we receive it until sold and returns are made by our houses. WATTS, CRANE & CO., New York, or W. C. WAITS & CO , Liverpool, England. We invite the especial attention of non residents to our facilities. E. M. BRUCE & CO. _AugUßta; August 23, 186S. sen 4-1 m LOST, S T ner T (fßnT a nd^roa N ghter.t^i*on o th?nlSht A liberal reward will be given if returned to me. „ . „ B. STAMM, •owi o Halr I)res * m K Shaving Saloon, gepl ' 2 Opposite Pulaski House. Wholesale Druggists, AIR) DSALS3RS ZXf Perfumery, Patent Medicines, &c., &c, ORBiiS WITH RiMiTTARGiS PROMPTLY flf- GiiTIO AT LBWiRT MARKET PRflfß. HARRAL, RISLEY & TOMPKINS, No. 141 Chamber* and No. 1 Hudson Sts., NEW YORK. James Harral, formerly of Charleston, 8. C. H. W. Ridley, formerly of August*, (3a. an29-313t HEADQ’RS SUB-DIST. OF OGEECHEJ.I „ Savannah, Qa„ Aug. 28, 1865. / Qenibal Ordkb, 1 No. 26. / Pursuant »« Genera! Order No. 18, Headquarters District of Savannah. Ist Division Department of Georgia, the following Taxes will be collected to de fray ihe necessary expenses of lighting street*, clear tag of city, Ac. Ist. Tax of three (3) per cent upon all incomes of six hundred (60"} dollars or upwards from Real Ks M. Tax on all Sale* of Liquor aa per General Order No. 18. from these Headquarter!. act 3d. Tax on all Traders, Dealers, Commission Mer ot one °»** r crat - OD •“ “>* 4th. These Taxee will be paid monthly, commenr tag on the 31st Inst, to the Tax Collector o“SSw£St of sale* and rents sworn to by parties. wumiv 6th. All persona who have received Licenses with out paying the license fee as specified In General Or aSSr bog*their business n *** WIU * required beforecoutlnu’- rJur'-m 1 under tbe provisions of this t 0 T** Collector and * nd P ,,c * of business. Ac. Any tl,e rt,alr “ l “ u of ‘«dN. Y. Vela, ishere by«ta°ltaC«<l as Tax Collector,City of Savannah. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly. By command of— Brv't Brig. Geu. E, P. DAVIS. Wm. H. Bole. A. A. A. O. SU2B HEADQ’RS SUB-DISTRICT OF OGEECHEE, Savannah. Ga„ August 28, 1355 Genu Otnrasl No. 27. / Hereafter no Commissioned Officers, enllibd men. or civilians will be allowed to drive or ride tbeir bones through the street* of Savannah (eater than a : rot, an leas on official hnalnirr and then tbs envelop* wifi be rnffiplgyrt glUoDa Tb* Pru*o4tMarahal Is charged with tbe execution of this order. By command of Brevet Brigadier General DAVIS Wit. 8- Pols, A A- A. o *ugw