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The Savannah Daily Herald. BY S. W. MASON &. Cft). SAMI’EL W. MASOI* Suitor U. T. THOMPSON A»wi»te >-■! * SETT EM BEK 16, 1866. FOR MKAiTMATre* 8 SEE THIRD PMK FYsrare KDiTiM -OF the hehald. E Hv an accident to our press we weve obliged to sus t>eml our Evening Edition temporarily. and various now lead us to announce its discon tinuance for a few day* longer. I*e shall resume its publication very soon. TO ADVERTISERS. Our advertising patrons are reminded that adver- Tisementa inaerted in the Morning edition of the Hamau. will appear in the Evening v»hont extra , narge Advertisements should be handed in as early as possible, but will be received an late as 12 o’cock at night We adhere to our advertlaed except for long advertisements, or those inserted for a long time, on which a reasonable disconnt will be made HOW TO OBTAIN THE HERALD REG ILARLT. t> e often have complainta from residents of Savan- E ah and Hilton Head that they are not able always* ontain the Fekai.d. Tne demand is sometimes so great as to exhaust an Edition very soon apor its isaue, and those who wish to have the Hebalp regularly, should subscribe for it. We harp faithful cnrrlera in Pat r.nnah ana at Hilton Head, and through them wc .evays serve regular anbscriber^drsn^^^^^^^^ Two articles. ‘ The State of Affairs in Mis sissippi,” and “The Fenians ” became jum bled together in the making up of our forms for yesterday s issue. All will discover the “mix,” and most readers will be able to put the disjointed parts together so as to get at the sense of the' articles. Such accidents will sometimes occur in the best regulated offices, but we are promised more care in such matters in future. Herring Ron Sabdinks —The subject of Sardines being under discussion a few days since, a connoisseur iu that delicacy, a Mary lander, informed the party that there is a great imposition practised on the public by dealers in this kind of preserved fish. He says there is a place iu Maryland called Her ring Run where dudgeons nic caught by the wagon load in nets some two miles long-These* fish he says areimmedately decapitated and packed with oil in boxes, and in a few weeks areeqtml to the best imported Sardines. He did not inform his hearers whether they were put up in petroleum or whale oil. Can this be so? We have heard that the Eastern Shore of “My Maryland” is a great place for Herring, but never hoard before that Sardines came from that region. Public Meeting in Tlimnat founty. ' In accordance with previous understand ing, the citizens of Thomas county met at the Court House on Saturday the 2d inst.., for the purpose of selecting delegates to at tend the State Convention at Millcdgcvillcj in October next. On motion of Col. Seward,’ James H. Hayes was called to the Chair, and F. ,T. Crowning requested to act as Secretary. By request of the Chairman, Col. Seward ia & briet manner, explained the object of the meeting. After which the following resolutions were offered and adopted • Whereas, Georgia, on the 19th January, l&tjl, by her Convention, declared her rela tUns with the Federal Government, dissolv ed, which resulted in the late war and the subjugation of the State with die abolition of slavery by the United States Government; and whereas, also a Convention lias been called to meet in October next, with a view to reorganize the State and return her to her former relations with the United States Government; and wherfeas, it is of the great est importance to the people of the State that her restoration to Mr former relations with the United State? Government should occur at the earliest possible moment. Be it there fore • ■ Retailed, Ist. That as a subjugated peopie, it is our duty to accept of our condition as we now find it, leaving the responsibilities . thereof, to rest where they appropriately be long. 2d. That good faith, public policy and the true interest of the State, requires that the public and private indebtedness of the coun try, sHbujd be met and fully discharged, in such a manner however, as to work as little injury to the people as possible, consistent with good faith. "4. That all laws and other acts of the Stale and of its. judicial and ministerial officers, except those relating fcp and haring refer ence to the late Confederate Gomnment as well as all acts, deeds, and transactions, contracts, verbal or written or other obliga tions of whatsoever character by'individuals, should be declared valid and binding ; that all violations of the criminal law should-be declared open and subject to indictment and punishment-subject however, to such de fence, .and open to such investigations as might or could have been made or had, if no. revolution had occured—except as to the plea of the statute ot limitations. This statute should be declared to have been suspended during the revolution—that is, from the dis solution to the restoration of the Union. 4tb That we will give a hearty support to the adufinistration of Andrew Johnson, m his efforts to restore the Union of these States upon the principles of equality among the several States The meeting then proceeded by ballot to select delegates. After the fifst ballot. Col. Seward. Mclntyer and Alexander, were de clared duly nominated. - . Jas. H. Hates, Chairman. F. J. Browning, Secretary. Sept. 2, 1865. * eittxras Meeting in Pierce County. Pursuant to previous notice, the citizens of Pierce County assembled in the academy' at" Biackshear, on the 2d mat., for the purpose ot selecting and recommending suitable per sons as oandelates to represent tfte County in the State Convention io be held in MU ledgeville on the 25th of October next On motion, T. H.Herrioi was railed'tollhe Chair, and L. H. Greenieaf appointed Setro tary. James A. Harper, Oherrv Rev D.R. Milton, Hon. John Donaldson, and the Hon. B Henderson, were appointed to select candidates for the Convention While the Committee were absent i n ro „ ’ suUation, the meeting was addressed by riol C.H. Hopkins. In his happy and felicitous style, he reviewed the mournful past, pointed out the-eourse lor the people to pursue a. the present posture of affairs, and sketchy with the skill of an artist the bright future of our noble tjfate, if t nle t 0 herself and the flag of the i uion. Prolonged cheers testi fied the unanimity of feeling and sentiment pervading the assembly. . After the close of the Colonel's remarks, the Committee returned and reported the tollowing resolution— Retolved, That in the opinion of this Com mittee, Col. C. H. Hopkins and G* M T Ware, Esqr., are in every respect worthy of the support of the citizens ot' the Couhtv find we cheerfully recommend their nominal lion by the meeting. On motion, the resolution was unanimously adopted, and the proceeding* of the meeting ordered to be signed by the Chairrpan, coun tersigned by the Secretary and sent to the Thomasville and Savannah papers for publi cation. The meeting then adjourned tine die. T. H. Her riot, Ch’m. I- H. Gkievi.eaf, Secretary. September 2, 1865, * ' , . There are five or six low halls in Rich mond, where every night white and black all * .r', 1 t< ®; t k er > and all go in for fun and devil- Y3- The guard house is full every night. VOREICX GOSSIP. The son of a Bavarian butcher has lately been doping the frequenters of the hushitm- Ablc German watering-places by assuming crinoline and an estire femsle toilet. He professed to be a Polish lieanty of ancient family, and in this character succeeded in obtaining from admiring dupes. From 1823 to the end of 1804, no lees than 12,910 miles of railway were built in France. The pipe which Blncher smoked at the battle of Jena is in possession of Dr. Geist of Dresden, to whose unclq it was given by Biucher on the battle-field. It is a small meerschaum, well-browned, with a very short stem. A silver chain which attached the bowl to the tube has been lost. A single grain of barley was planted by an agriculturist in the Isle of Man in and the same rear produced three hundred grains.. These were sown, and the second year duce was about half a pm*.. These were again sown, and the third year * was fourteen pounds, which being aga n sown have realized this year about seven bushels, covering a space of one hundred vards bv five. Thus there have been pro duced in four years seven bushels of barley from a single grain. A widow named Goggin, living near CorK, | was strangled lately in a very peculiar man- j ner. She had gathered a quantity of weeds lo make manure and, after filing her ba ket, rested it on the ditch, putting the strap of it round her neck, preparatory to carrying it on her back. The basket overturned sud denly, the snap twisting round her neck, and she was almost immediately choked. Mr Herbert Francis Hoare, a magistrate for the county of Wexford, Ireland, lias com mitted suicide. He took advantage oj Ins wife's absence, and deliberately shot himself with a pistol. The ball entered the forehead,, and completely carried away the upper por tion ot the skull. He is said to have been in rather embarrassed circumstances. Madame Cpunty de la Pommera is (widow of the doctor executed tor poisoniug) and her son, still under age, have been author ized to substitute for the family name that of fle'Nual, and they call themselves in future De Noal instead of County de la Pomme rais. The Courier de l’Ain vouches for the truth of the following incident as having occuned during the recent municipal slecttons in France. The commune of Bergeres elected nine women for its municipal councillors, with the Major at the head of them. The Mayor apparently 1 understood vvhat this meant, for he at once gave iu his resigna tion. The Manchester Prince Albiit Memorial Committee went .£3,000 more to complete the memorial satisfactorily- A society of Paris booksellers is shortly to be formed for the purpose of establishing a book fair similar to that of Leipsic in the French capital. In Glasgow, last month, a boy who was carrying a large jug accidentally slipped and fell. The jug was broken into a dozen sharp pieces, on which unfortunately the boy fell, with all bis unchecked weight. Onp of the sharp-pointed fragments entered the little fellow’s throat, rutting and lacerating it so dreadfully that ho died in less than half an hour after the occurrence of the acci dent.. It. is expected that there will be the largest crop of blackberries, nuts and elderbeiics this season in the south of England that lias been known for several years past. It appears from an official document that the excise duties on licenses in England, in cluding licenses to kill and deal in game, amounting in the year ending March 31 to £2,160,809 18s. fid. Four convicts lately escaped from the bagne at Toulon. A singular anniversary lias lately’ been cele brated at Aix-la-Chapelle. A woman ser vant has completed the fiftieth year of her service in one family, and was presented on the occasion with a’ handsome gift from the magistrates of the town, in addition to many substantial murks of esteem which she re ceived from her employers:* A cook recently iathe service of Prince Al fred, at Bonn, got into a dispute in a wine shop with Count Eulenberg, nephew* of tbe Prussian Minister of the Interior, and a volunteer iu the Royal Hussars. In the course of tbe altercatiou the Count drew his sabre and wounded the cook so severely that he diad soon after. A return ha? been published of the whole of the steam vessels registered in tho United Kingdom on or before the Ist January, 18C5. of vessels is 2,401, the amount of registered tonnage 076,247, and the amount, of gross tonnage 992,650. An address oLcondolence has been present ed to Mrs. CiiliWn by the inhabilahts of her native town, Machalleth, in North Wales, on the occasion of the death of her husband. The Emperor of Russia has issued a ukase granting to Jewish merchants, distillers, brewers and other operatives, permission to pass freely through tire empire, and to estab lish themselves at any point they think pro per. A commercial traveller named Henry Falls, abont fifty-six years of age, was found dead in his bedroom in Dublin one morning last, month, after taking a_ dose of muriate of morphia. village in the Delta ot tiie Nile, celebrated for the cultivation of watermelons, the whole of the inhabitants died during the recent prevalence of cholera. Being unable to sell their friuit, they ate it themselves and died to the last man. It, was necessary to employ forced labor to bury the last. In all it is said that eighty-two thousand victims of the contagion and bad living were buried in Egypt within six weeks. A wagon which was passing through the Rue de Rivoli, Pari9, one day last month, was seen to be suddenly enveloped iu ghastly blue flames'. It was loaded with phosphorus, Which had caught tire from the friction oc casioned \v jolting over a rough piece of new macadamization. One of the passers-by, who hastened to render assistance, was him self covered with the half-melted substance and severely burned. Prince Roman Czartoryski, who had been sentenced to a year’s honorable imprison ment for his share in the Polish movement of 1863, has had iris sentence commuted to one of six weeks. A “sorceress” is in custody at Limerick, Ireland, charged with having obtained-mo ney from a woman on pretence that she could restore to life the dead sister of her dupe. Upwarda/rf two hundred silver coins were •recently discovered in digging the founda tions of a house, in Marseilles. A regular line of sailing vessels has been established between Lisbon and Mozam bique. There are in Beylin twelve thoueand cel lars inhabited, iu six tbonsaud three hundred of which different trades ate carried on. The thirteenth part of the population, or tony-six thousand persons, inhabit those dens. The master and fellows of Baliol College, Oxford, have decided on the admission of It man Catholic undergraduates, who will he exempted from attending service in the college chapel and other religious exercises required >n the case of Protestant students. The old house at Laleham where Dr. Ar nold lived with his pupils before his election to head-mastership of Rugby, and which is mentioned by him with such a miction in the letters published in Dean Stanley's life, has .pist been pulled down, and a parsonage will be erected on the site. A malady has broken out among the'lemon trees of Sicily, A black spot first forms on the bark and then extends until the whole trunk is covered, when tha tree dies. If the spot is removed with a knife a sort cf ex crescence is formed, from which escape* a black and purulent gum, of a nature quite different from that which issues from a healthy plant. AH the means hitherto em ployed, such as lime or charcoal, to combat the evil, have been without effect, and ibould no remedy be discovered the consequences will lie H national catastrophe, us bu lly ex ports annually ltesh lemons to tbe amount of twenty millions of francs, and lemon -juice for half that sum. lu Rirlinioilil. From a correspondence of the New York > Herald we extract the follovviug resolutions adopted by a mass raccttng*of the citizens of Richmond. Mr. HowisoD, in a few* remarks, nomina ted Judge Lyons as chairman, and that gen tleman addressed the meeting in a loyal and dignified manner. He was succeeded by Sir. R. T. Daniel, Commonwealth Attorney, who read the resolutions, a-copy of which I inclose, and spoke at some length. Mr. \V. H. McFarland, late President of the Farm ers’Bank, followed in an altogether unex ceptionable speech. It was dignified, can did" and unreserved. Hon. James Lyons, iate member of the Confederate Congress, followed. Mr. Lyons is an orator of very’ considerable power, but some portions ot his speech (I send a copy’ of all of them) are open to criticism, and the manner in which he alluded to sectional differences aud the negro, were neither in uni-on with the spirit of the meeting nor the purpose for which it was convened, the resolutions being carried uuanimonsiy. _ ' At the close of the meeting, which passed off in perfect order, the chuirman nominated the three following gentleman to convey to president Johnson a copy of the resolutions, and an invitation that he would be pleased to pay a visit to Richmond: Robert Ridgway, Charles Palmer and W. H. McFarland. R D. F. THE RESOLUTIONS. We, the 'people city of Richmond, in mass meeting assembled to express our opinions in the present exigency of public affairs, do Resolved, That we have witnessed with just indignation the persistent and wicked efforts of a portion of the press and people ol the Northern States to brand the people of the South with perfidy and insincerity in the honest attempts they have made, and are making, to resume their former relations with the Union, by questioning their fidelity and truth iu the oaths of aliigiaDce which they have taken, and by* vague and unsup ported charges, that they desire, if they do not contemplate, further risistancc to its authority. Such imputations are not only false, but mischivious, being calculated to re tard, *ll they be not desigued to defeat, that perfect and constitutional restoration*)!' the Union which the war was professedlv waged against thcv.seceeding States to effect, and which good’men and patriots in all sections of the country earnestly’ desire to accom plish. And it being ot' the last importance Unit the minds of the whole people be dis abused of the errofs. and particularly that the authorities at Washington be truly in tormed of the temper, and disposition of the Southern people, wc do solemnly prououuce these and all other imputations npon them of a kindred character, no matter from what source the come, to be utterly ungrounded and false. Resolved, That the general temper and dis position of the Southern people, including our own, are to accept and acquiesce iu the results of the late sanguinary struggle, aud to resume the duties of citizenship in the Union. That the men of character and abili ty who have hitherto influenced public senti ment neither advise nor intend anything dif ferent from tlic discharge of their duties as citizens of the United States, and are setting an example of full and ready submission to the authority of its government, and counsel a full recognition of the facts of the actual situation, including the accepted and irre versible abolition of slavery. Resolved, That we, the people of Richmond, fully and thoroughly comprehending and ac cepting the results ofthat struggle in all their force and significencc, and as one of the most important, the abolition- of slavery, al ready effected by the restored constitution of the State under which we live and which we are sworn to support, do pledge ourselves to suppoit the jeeonsirnction policy oi the President, which purposes a restored equali ty of rights and privileges to all the States, including the power in each to regulate the right of suffrage lor itself, as distinguished from the l*eckleS3 and pernicious theories <tf the so-called radical party, which propose to the Southern States the alternative of ne gro suffrage or an indefinite exclusion from the benefits of a coiijmqn and equal Union : and that we will support the national au thority’ and the supreme rule ot law and order everywhere as the only’ sure guarantee for the ve-establishmeut ot the rights and privileges of our own and of the other South ern States, under the constitution, in the Union. Resolved, That we earnestly recommend to our fellow citizens throughout tbe State to gold meetings as soon as practicable in their rospee.tive counties and towns, ahd adopt suitable resolutions expressive (ns we do not doubt they will be) of their entire sympathy in the motives, purposes and objects herein declared; that no cloud of doubt, no shadow of -suspicion may rest on the integrity, honor and good faith of their expressifLdesire and honest attempts to resume the curties and al legiance to tiie United States. Resolved, That it is no less a pleasure than a duty on onfi part to give public expression to the esteem nnd respect which we feel for the present Chief Magistrate of our State whose conciliatory bearing, frank nnd man ly manners, and firm and well considered statesmanship, have enabled him to grapple successfully With the unusual difficulties ot his position. With t lie opportunity to see us face to face as we are, be has the wisdom to appreciate the true character of our people. He has thrown himself without reserve on their'eandor, truthfulness and conscientious ness, and they have met, and will continue to meet, him in a like spirit of cordial confi dence. Tin: Politicians and President Joiejson’s Coat Tail.— The politicians in the various States have for some time past been trying to catch bold of President Johnson's coat (ail. They see him standing forth in bold relief, enjoyiqg the confidence of the public, and everywhere endorsed by the masses.— Each side has been trying to get bold of liim in order that it may receive tlie benefit of some of his popularity. The Ne.w Jersey republicans tried it, but failed. The.derao craey made a grab, but took a look back wards and came short of their coveted prize. The republicans of Pennsylvania made a des perate effort to accomplish this point, but had to spend so much time over the schemes of Cameron ami Forney that they, too, failed to get hold’of the President's coat tail. Tlye democracy ached to capture the prize, but sat down talking over the “cardinal principles” until the coat tail of Mr. Johnson was far out of their reach, and we dare say will be rewarded with defeat iff the polls.— The Ohio and the Western party managers all made a strong effort, but they, too, have missed their mark. The Maine democracy came the nearest to accomplishing the feat; hut it was finally left to the democrats in convention in this State to win the prize.— They have takeu a full and strong hold of the lail of President Johnson's coat, and are now marching under his guidance and pro tection, much to the grief ot the republicans, Who are mourning over the skilful flunk movement upon them, which has, in effect, finished them in this State. Tbelr organs are already weepiDg ana mourning over their lost opportunities. — New York Herald. Quite a sensation was created on Chestnut street Philadelphia, a day or two ago, by the appearance of a glentleman who was followed by a diminutive pig, which trotted close to his master’s heels, through the crowd, an swering readily to his name when called, and apparently as docile as a dog. The porcine pet was brought from South Caroline. An Interesting trial took place iD Ravenna last week under the Ohio liquor law. A re turned soldier named Greer, while in a state of intoxication, was robbed of $lO2, by some unknown persons. Hi 9 wife brought suit for damages against the saloon-keeper who sold him the liquor,- and obtained a verdict in her favor of *l4O. . / Governor Brown and Brnator Foot*. Alluding to the‘do.l ot Joeeplr E. Brown by the President, the New. Vork Commercial remarks : The leniency previously shown toward him prepared us toy this announcement. Prior to tli« secession movement Governor Brown was known ns one of the most extreme State rights men in the Sou'h, aud exercised a powerful influence in carrying Georgia out of the Union, of which Slate he was at the lime open issue with Davis, and alt through the war persistently opposed lnm m public aud private. Tbe rebel President, he affirmed, was steadily* encroaching upon the rights of the States, thereby bringing upon them the very evils to escape which they had withdrawn from the old Union. In his last inaugural, soon after* Shermans march through the State, he denounced both the rebel President and Government in the very strongest terms for their unconstitutional, illegal and arbitrary’ acts, and plainly Inti mated that Georgia would, in the future, take care of herself, and, it so disposed, re turn to the Union It was doubtless this inaugural which led to the treatment which he has since recc'vcdat the hands of the President. Immediately after Wilson s cap ture of Macon and Johnston s surrender of ail the territory add forces to the Chattahoo chee, Brown was arrested and brought by a guard through Nashville to Washington confined in the Old Capitol. He was soon, however, released on parole, and lias since held many interviews with the President. He has expressed himself satisfied with the overthrow of slavery, and wifi doubtless now return home a wiser and belter man, to aid in the work ol reorganization. We learn that tbo President has also per mitted Henry S Foote to return to Tennes see, and he pasjpd through Cincinnati a few nights since en route to his home at Nash ville. This permit from the President was doubtless given in response to Foote’s letter written to Governor Brownlow a few weeks since, wherein he took strong ground in fa vor of negro suffrage, expressed repentence for his past errors, and promised it allowed to return home, that he would be a. dutiful, law-abiding citizen, and aid all in liis power to bring about peace and union. Some mouths since, Foote took up his temporary’ residence at Flushing, Loug Island, where he received a peremptory notice from the Secretary of War to leave the country within twenty-four hours. He thereupon betook himself to Montreal, but, so far we can learn, kept entirely aloof from San ders, Tucker and Company. It is understood that Foote i* allowed to return to the United States on condition that he will not interfere in polities ; in other words, neither speak nor write. The Con stitution forbids “cruel aud unusual punish ments,” and why should this old man be singled out for a penalty so severe as this, especially since Henry A Wise is “at large” with an ink horn and a box of dquble-bar reled pens ? Remarkable Incident of the Gale Torrent 111 Philadelphia—Two Babies Floating on the Water-. [Prom the Philadelphia Press, Sept. 8.) Iu the southwestern part of the city there areloeated twelve houses, with basement kitchens, into which the water flowed during the recent inundation w ith impetuosity and, so fast that familes in the upper parts of houses did not know their collars were full until going down stairs. In one .of the base ment kitchens a conple ot twin children, lit tle hoys, were asleep in a cradle. The moth er, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, was upstairs attend ing to some household duties, not being aware of the innundition that find taken place. Her surprise.may be imagined upon descending to find the water even with, the top step of the stairway leading into the basement. Terror of the most thrilling kind seized upon her mind, when she thought of her innocent babes. In vain did sire attempt to go down stairs, but the water reached her neck as her feet touched the lower steps. It was a time of horror for her. She hastily ran to the street, screaming at the top of her lungs for help. “Help! help! help!” she cried, and her shrill voice was heard above the peltings of the pitiless storm. Two police officers went to her aid, by wading through the overflowed street. “What is the matter, what is the matter?” they hur riedly asked. The poor woman presented tbe picture of despair. “Save my babes,” was all that she ejaculated, as she swooned and fell. The officers rescued her, or she would have been drowned the next moment in two feet ot water. “Where madam, are your babies?” hurriedly inquired the officers, as the poor woman partly recovered from the mental shock that she had received. “There pointing to the overflowed base ment “Good heavens!" exclaimed the offi cers j “they are drowned.” As the word drowned fell upon the ear of the despairing mother she again tainted, she was carried into a neighboring house. The officers entered the dwelling where the twin children were, and presently the little ones began to cry*. It sounded like the voice of a -spirit coming from the water.— Other people arrived for by this time the rain had ceased to fall. It was ascertained the twins were in a cradle, and that it must be floating with them. The'force of the wa ter had buoyed it up against the ceiling, but where could not. be exactly told. The moth er had by this time become, more reconciled to the situation. Her neighbors cheered her; tiie men already at hand spoke words of en couragement. “The children still live,” said they, “for we heard them cry, and they are floating in the cradle.” The anxious mater nal told the men that she had left the cradle near the center of the basement. Ears were strained to their utmost power to catch _the sound of the voice of the seemingly doomed babes: but not a breath nor a sound could 'be beard save the dripping nr the gurglmg of the water. It was now a time of despair and terror to all. The men present, however, pre served their presence of mind, and did not relate their doubts and misgivings, although they believed tiien that the stillness of the babes—for the crying bad ceased—was that of death- The carpet on the first floor was removed, and one of the police officers, be ing a house chrpenter, procured a hatchet, chisel, saw, and augur, and in five minutes had n portion of the floor torn up. The pre cise position of tiie cradle was ascertained, and it, was drawn beneath a hole that was cut through the_ttoor and ceiling between the joist. This was’a momentous, period. The ’babes were still in the repose of slumber, and sucking each other's thumbs. A smile played upon tneii* chubby faces, os though the little innocents were enjoying the dreams of angels. The mother’s >,* may be im agined an he restoration, bat it cannot be described. / Civilization;— Hebert Spencer, in liis “Origin and Function of Music,” says: “The tendency of civilization is more and more to repress* the antagonistic elements of our characters and to develop the social ones; to curb our purely selfish desires and exer cise our unselfish ones ; to replace private gratifications by gratification* resulting from or Involving the happiness of others.” But do we not curb oar selfish desires and seek social gratification simply because the latter are found to contribute more to our happi ness than the former! And does not this show that it is our self-interest which,, after all, controls us under all cir cumstances ! Radical Rkpublican “Principles" in a NirrsHELL.-r-The New York Tribune, ot a re cent date, laid down the whole Republican platform In the following significant manner; . “When the colored people of the South are enfranchised there will be eight hundred thousand votes given for the Republican Union Ticket os not one black in a hundred could be coaxed or coerced into voting the Copperhead ticket.” This, remarks the Btanton_(Pa.) Register, is the whole secret of the Republican clamor for negro suffrage. Remarkable Earthquake In the West-* Rciuarkablc Phenomena. 'Hie earthquake iu the Mississippi valley on the Kill agitated Ihe rivei violently in the vicinity of New Madrid. The .water seemeu to rise in a body several feel high, and was forced backward up stream. The current was actually stopped during the few seconds the earthquake continued. The shock oc curred a little before nine o’clock in the aiorniug, udU was also perceptible in the cityot Memphis, but only to those m the houses, while those in the street scaiceiy noticed it. The occupants of the upper sto ries hastened down to terra- Jirma with frightened alacrity. A writer in tho Mem phis Commercial ot the following day W Many personal incidents are related, all of interest, yet of great similarity, with the sin gle exception of the impressions derived as to the direction of the “wave. In one office a framed show card, leaning against a south ern wall, was thrown northward, and a gen tleman sitting at a northern window felt him self involuntarily inclined, to pitch out on th<i sidewalk. In anotlur offlre on Sec ond street, apiece ot paper tacked over an opening on the west filled and re-filled, like a sail, as if the atmosphere was affected by a force moving for west to east. In other places gas burners vibrated and loose parti tions swayed rapidly backward and forward, but usually in the direction which they would most readily take upon any unusual convulsion of the earth. It is theorized by some that the mterna expansion or explosion of gases, or com bustion of igneous materials, supposed to oc casion earthquakes, assumes a “waivy” mo tion and straightforward direction ; by oth ers, that the oscillations are equal in force and irregular in dilection, giving to the shell of the earth, and sublunary things in gener al a rotarv as well as vibratory motion. But, without attempting to dip into the science of these wonderful and fearful phenomena, we wifi simply add that on this occasion, the ciij’ of Memphis got a pretty effectual shak ing up, though ccitainly not one at all equal to our deserts. We have heard of no seri ous damage being done, with the exception of several chimneys indifferent parts of the city, which lost, their centre of gravity, and fell with a crash; while several walls were cracked, aud a considerable amount of plas ter dislodged from ceilings. This portion of the Mississippi valley lias experienced similar shocks on several occa sions before, the last occuring about twe years aud a half ago; but this exceeds all others in severity, uuless, as some old citi zens relate, we should except the earthquake of 1843, aud, of course; the frightful convul sion of 1811, so calamitous in its effects fur ther up the river, in the vicinity ot New Madrid. As to the duration of the shocks experienced yesterday, reports do not en tirely concur, but it was probably not less than two minutes and a half from first to last. Tile Approaching Comet. ’ • BIELa’S DOUBLE CO JKT RETURNING. Biela’s double comet, which once excited apprehensions of a collision with the earth— a panic wlfich was allayed by the publication of Arago’s treatise—is again approaching. A western writer says : “The comet is not yet sufficiently near us to be discerned with the telescope, its present distance being about one hundred millions of miles, and its position near the left arm of Andremeda. It is slowly moving into the adjoining constellation, Pegasus, and on the first day of November next it will be close to the bright star (Alpha Pegasi) Markab, one of the four bright luminaries which form the well-known square of Pegasus. It will then pursue a southerly course, crossing the celestial square about the middle of Decem ber. Singularly enough, it then crosses the old path followed in .1840, and near a point where it was then observed to separate into two comets. It will continue to approach the earth till the end of February, when its distance from us will be only about eighteen millions of miles. At that time it will, how ever, have advanced far into- the southern heavens and di appeared from view here and in higher latitudes.” Fossil Remains Found in Vermont. —The tusk of a fossil elephant was found in a muck bed about five feet below the surface, on the farm of D. S. Pratt, Brattleboro’, Vt., on Saturday, September 2, by a workman who was digging muck. The tusk is forty four inches in length and eighteen inches in cir cumference at the largest end, and eleven Inches at the-smallest. It is in a fair state of preservation, although some parts of it crum bled after being exposed to the air. The Brattleboro’ Record says: “The workman on discovering it took a piece to Mr. Pratt, remarking as he handed it to,him, that he had found a curious piece of wood. Mr. Pratt on looking at it discovered itsjrue na ture. This tusk belonged to a species of ele phant long since extinct, supposed to he the Elephas Primqgenius (dr mammoth) Blvmen bach that inhabited the northern parts of North America, having wondered across the Siberian plains to the Arctic Ocean and Beh ring Straits aud beyond to this country south to about the parallel of forty degrees. Their bones show them to have been about twice the weight and one-third taller than our modern species. The remains (tusks, teeth and several hones) of one of these elephants were found at the summit of the Green Mountains, at Mount Holly, in 1848, by workmen engaged in building railroad from Bellows Falls to Rutland.” Greeley don’t like the ideaot the Sonthern people getting paid for their cotton. He says: “Though the South is all but destitute of horses, cattle, implements, fabrics, gro ceries—everything she most urgently needs, and has been accustomed to buy— her people are hoarding gold! The very planters who say they cannot pay wages for labor are sel ling cotton for twenty cents per pound in gold rather than thirty-two in greenbacks; and this gold they are of course putting aside. It is an ominous tact that, while the Sout h urgently needs almost everything else, gold by the half million is moving hence Southward to be exchanged for cotlon.” RevknVks op Cuba. —The revenues for the Cuba, fiscal years ending -June 30th, 1864-65, amount to $29,1)21,588,45 3-4 100, while the annual ordinary expenditures have been reduced ; public indebtedness was re : duced to the amount of $24,822,470 81-100, against $27,906 490,76-100 for the year ending June 30, 1863 04, less by $3,084,019, 65-100. For extraordinary expenditures $4,254,859 43-100, against for previous year $2,561,030 76-100, more by $1,693,828 07-100, allowing the progress in the right way, in creasing industrial aitd commercial resource* With diminished administrative expenses. The Louisiana State Seminary of Learning in the parish ot Rapides will tie opened tbis fall. The buildings cost $120,000. funeral invitation. The friends and 'acquaintance of Capt. L. Christie and family, are Invited to attend the funeral of Mrs CHRISTIE, at ten o'clock, Tun Mobnino, from their residence, 144 State street, three doors west of Bar nard. _ * septl* Headq'rs Seb-District op Oqf.echee,) • Savannah, Ga., fiept. 14, 1865. j General Ordkrs,\ - No. 30. J On and after this date any person found EXPOSING for sale Ales, Winea, or Liquors without License, as prescribed in General Order No. 13, from these Headquar ters, will be arrested and fined or imprison ed. t The Provost Marshal is charged with the execution of this order. By command of Bvt MaJ. Gen. J. M. BRANNAN. Wm. H. Folk, Ist Lieut, and A. A. A. G. .seplo 5 ' A Labor Fa milt.— A paper published In Monroe county, Missouri, says: “Mr. John B. Smith, of this county, is, wc believe, the lather of more children rtbap any other man iu the county. He has been married twice—, had five children by bis fijst and fifteed by hi? present wife—making a total of twenty children, nine of whom are dead; three mar ried daughters and the oldest son in Califor nia j oue married daughter resides near Paris, aud seven remain at the old home. Mr. Smith is by ho means an old man yet, and hi*a •better half’ is a? bale and hearty as most women at the age of thirty.” LIST OF VESSELS IN THE PORT OF SAVANNAH. Savannah, Sept. 16, lys, • STEAMSHIPS. Triadness, Powers, illsc’g, New York, J R Wilder. , BRIGS. Brig Aurora, (Br.) , from Halifax, N S. 318 tons —discharging loot of iiiirnanl stree—-F L One A Cos. Fannie, Crooter, Philadelphia—Toot of Gas Rouse Hill—Hunter A Gammell. SCHOONERS. Sarah Mills, 153 tqns, from New York—discharging foot of Barnard street. Lottielkoits, (3 masted) F.ndicott, dise'g. B I, Shertnan, (3 masted) In distress. Schr Wm E Stevenson, Threadcraft, 45, from Ma tanzas—discharging at dock foot of Barnard street— Master. • Alice Fiora, (Br) Knowles, from Nassau—waiting at Lower Rice Mill—Bell, Wyiiy tt Christian. spoors. ' Br.g Regatta, ‘ t ,nlrj—waiting—Jos Lippman. l!r Sloop Sylvia, Brown, from Bermuda—discharg ing at wharf foot of "Barnard street. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. A CARD 7 We, the undersigned, desire to fcxpress onr regret that onr temporary agent, Amos Woodrnff, Junior, should have loterfcrsd In any manner whatever with Col. J. B. Pvesdee, in reference to the steamer Oak, as nothing but the utmost confidence has ever ex isted between Col. Presdee and us In all our business transactions, and any reflections made hy our tempo rary egent, In regard-to the Col., was. wholly unau thorised by us and evidently prompted by ill-feeling. It affords ns pleasure to state to the business com munity of Savannah that the same connection still exists between Col. Presdee and our house that has heretofore. The steamer Oak is now iu Col. Presdee's hands, to whom all applications for freight, Jtc., la to be made. SACKETT, BEI-CHER * CO, aeptlfi 1 New York City. “ST.INDREW'SHALL, Comer Broughtou and Jefferson Streets. THE ELIAN MINSTRELS Wiil appear this SATURDAY EVENING, SEPT. 16. The rKolian Minstrels, under the management of 0. n. Brown, will give one of their attractive enter tainments at|St. Andrew’s Hall this evening, # IN A CHOICE SELECTION OF MUSIC, SINGING, DANCING. A Hniorons Stmp Speech. The whole to conclude with the laughable (arce of MASQUERADE BALL OB Barnum in Trouble. See small hills. Tickets of Amission, 50 cents. Doors open at seven o'clock. seplG For Augusta. fltllb; Steamer OEN. BEm.**.d start for Augusta * This Day at 10, A. M. First Class Passage *. sls Second “ 7 High stage of water reported. Apply to septic C, L. COLBY * CO, BOARDING,’ EITHER Transient or Permanent, to be obtained in a pleasant situation, and very accessible to business, in Broushton street. No. 18i, septlG Sim Notice. THE discharged Union Soldier who put a notio at the Post Office yesterday, can have a altuatlon by applying at once to aeptl6 C. L. COLBT * CO. . Notice. ALL parties having claims against the ateamer Oak, for stores or repairs, contracted since the Ist Sep tember, 18G5. will present the same with proper vouch ers, on or before Tuesday, the 19th Inst., to JOHN N. HEIN, Receiver, septic 3 At Kein A CO., 114 Bay-et. Notice. 'PHE undersigned will resume business on the 18th A inst., at his old stand in the market, and will be prepared to furnish shipping, steamboats, hotels and citizens with fresh meats and vegetables; and will be thankful for the patronage of his friends. septlS £ WM. H. DAVIS. Notice. U.JS. Internal HkEfiNrE, Collsotob’s Omo’,l Ist Distbiot, Qa. ( A GENTS of vessels shipping lrom the port of 9a -'•-vannab, will receive no ggnds for shipment sub ject to internal Duties, without receipts from Collec tors that aucb tax has been paid. A. N. WILSON, Collector. •eptlG-eod Office over Adam’s JUxprcss. THE JONES’ STREET Select School ! TAUGHT by Mrs. S. S. FUDGE, on the Northeast corner of Jones .and Barnard streets, will he re opened on ' Friday, September 29th. The coarse for the Senior Department, embraces all the English branches, together with French and Drawing. In the Junior Department are taught Reading, Wri ting, Orthography, and Elementary Georgraphy. Arithmetic, nnd NfttionalPhilosophy. The Infant Department, is taaeht Orally, on the Eu ropean System, a method pccnllarlv adapted to the rapid improvement of children from three to seven years of age. TERHB MB SESSION OF NINE EIONTiTB : Senior Department.. SSO Junior “ go. Infant “ 35. French and Drawing, each 25. Fuel 2. Terms strictly cash, payable quarterly in advance. * »eptl6-£a\v2w A COMPANY FOR THE SALE OP REAL ESTATE. THE unriersigDwl- having RMOchitod tlvnmelvos with W H. Quincy, of New York, under the style and title of “ Southern Real Estate and Emi gration Company.” for the purpose* of selling ‘Heal Estate and aiding Emigration, < ffer their service*. Vo *ll in Georgia and Florida who may desire to sell this kind of property. We flatter ourselves that weoccnpya position and enjoy advantages which enable ns to sell Real Hstpte. Let all who wl.h to sell give us a call. Full and fair discretions of land mn»t he* given. We can be found, for the preaent, at the store of J. N. McKinnon & Cos., or at the realdence of C. P. Jones. Those who wish to purchase will do well to give ns a call as we have several cotton farms and large bodies of turpentine and timber lands now entrusted to onr care. C. P. JONES, B. H. LEEKE. Thomasville, Sept 0,15«5. septKMawSw J. P. WHITE & MARIN, GUN MAKERS & MACHINISTS. 4 KE now prepared ti> make and repair small Ma. a*- chlnery of all kinds, such ns Locks, Keys, Brass Models, Sewing Machines, Ac. Safes and Plat-form Scales repairedcarcfhlly. Also, Fire-arms, when ac companied by an order from the Provost Marshal. At S. 1). nice A Cos., West side Market Square, cor. Barnard and 8£ Ju lian streets, Savannah Ga. septic lw LOST, bland Hotel the finder will & rewarded! C. K. OSGOOD, • WORK IM CONGRESS AND IJ | t . JIXIAN ST*., SAVANNAH, GA. WHOLESALF. AND RETAIL DEALER Hi Groceries and. Provisions, Tin, Crockery, Glassware And Hardware, Tslw,~^\T^,^ hPrIC " P tt d totß^ Gas Consumers. Who have not paid their bilis for GAS, Dne on the Ist lnet, nre notified that the bills must h. Said on or before Prld .y the 16th Inst. After this ate the Sow pf Gas will be stopped on all defar.hH™ without further notice. amten gp Pl3*3 W. F. HOLLAND, Acc't DAILY JOURNAL & MESSENGER* Pfi'DiisiM EYery lorning and EYenrng. AT MACON, GEORGIA, BORNER Os RHiRRV AID THIRD STRiiTR. LARGEST CIRCULATION IN MIDDLE AND SOUTHWESTERN GEORGIA. FIIHE old “Journal A Messenger," first established A in 1809, and regnlarly published ever since, has tqe Largest Circulation of any paper In this section. tVe are offering liberal terms to advertisers, and merchants, and others, desirous of having their busi ness generally known, will do well to advertise in onr columns. OUlt WEEKLY Contains the legal advertising of some eight or ten counties aud is circulated tbioughout the Sonthern and Northern States generally. Parties sending their advertisements wtth the money will be insured satlsttctlou Address . v * S. ROSE A CO. h^Kc-faßtTEn,} Proprietors. seplt EXCHANGE. LIGHT DRAFTS ON NEW YORK.’ For sale by sopto BRIGHAM, BALDWIN & CO. HERALD ■JOB PRINTING OFFICE, No. ill Bay Street, SA VAINNAH,. GEORGIA. Wc respectfully call the attention of tbe public to the facilities which we hive for doing all kind* of JOB PRINTING. - We have THE BEST, FRESgEO For doing all kinds of work, and we keep the® ia good repair. We employ-only FIRST CLASS PRINTERS OF LONG EXPERIENCE AND TRIED SBILXTT, We have New Printing Materials From the Best Northern Foundries, to which we ars constanrly making additions. We are prepared to execute orders for POSTERS, PLACARDS, HANDBILLS, PROGRAMMES, ’ , PLAY BILL& CIRCULARS, BILLS OF FARE, VISITING CARDS, WEDDING CARDS, . ' ENVELOPES, BUSINESS CARDS, TICKETS, LETTER HEADS, BILL HEADS. DRAFTS, RECEIPTS, CHECKS, PASSES, LABELS. CONSTITUTIONS BY-LAWS, BALLADS, PAMPHLETS, CALENDARS, LEGAL BLANKS, SHIPPING BLANKS Or any other kind of PRINTING—In *jtr stti,’. We have a Fine Assortment of Inks TOB PRINTING IN COLORS. ORDERS BY .HAIL OR EXPRESS Will receive prompt and careftil attention, and the work will be forwarded FREE OF CHARGE FOR TRANSPORTATION. We endeavor to do all on* work well, and to give complete satisfaction to onr customers. otm pfuozw Are ns low as the present high cost of stock, mate rial, labor and living will admit of, and are below the Increased rates which role la other lines of business. . S. W. MASON & CO.. 11l Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia- SADDLERY, HMEST , WM. H. MAY, Sign of the Golden Saddle, CORNER BRIAN AND WHITAKER STS. DEALER IK . . SADDLES, HABNEBS, TBUNES And all ktnda of SADDLERY WARE, RUBBER BELTING, PACKING, —ann- Stretched Leather Beltinf. . ■ . A complete assortment of WILLOW. WARE, rach_*£ ’ MARKET BABKETA CLOTHES B.iSKETITcHAIHB large and small i with or without Rocket A DRUMS. DOLLS, MARBLES, CARRIAGES, Ac.. Ac. togeth er with a full and complete .election of every article known In this line of business. Thankful for past flavors, the advertiser would re spectfully solicit a continuance of the same anfM , tit