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The Savannah Daily Herald. BY S. W. M A SCI C CO. hami kl \v. MASON *r'*' or T. THOMPSOV Kdllor. ttTASUB.UTTSMIt SEPTEMBER 23. 1563 FOK LOill, MTWU SEt 1HIRI) PACE. TO ADVERTISERS. Our advertising patrons are reminded that adver tisements inserted in the Morning Edition of tin Heea,-i> will appear in the Evening without extra «barge. Advertisements should be handed in as early as possible, but will be received at late "a 12 o'ciort at night. We adhere to our advertised except lor long advertisements, or those inserted tor a lon, time, on which a reasonable discount will be made. HOW TO OBTAIN THE HERALD REG ILARLY. We often have complaints from residents of Savar, i,ah and Hilton Head that they are not able always t obta.n the Ftaaim. The demand is sometimes s; preat as to exhaust an Edition very soon at*er its issue, and those who wish to have the Hnaann regularly, should subscribe for it. We have faithful carriers in Par annah and at Hilton Head, and through them we siwsys serve regular subscribers first In our issue of yesterday morning, under our local head, it was announced that here after all colored persons found in the streets after the hour of nine o’clock at night, with out written passes, would be arrested and taken to the guard house. This information was furnished us by our regular reporter, who received it from what he believed to be good authority. We learn from Gen. Brannan's Head Quar ters, that no such order has been issued by him. and that the regulation is entirely un authorized and disapproved by the Command ing General. We sincerely regret the appearance iu the Herald of the paragraph alluded to, as it is calculated to misrepresent the official conduct of Major General Brannan, who, iu liis administration of civil affairs in this com munitj', has been considerate of the rights and feelings of all classes of our population ; and who will only be induced to resort to ar bitrary restrictions when, in his judgment, .such a course becomes necessary for tbe preservation of law and order. Tile South Carolina Convention. We have published a synopsis of the pro ceedings of this body day by dny and in our present issue iusert the proceedings of Wednesday and Thursday. They have been characterized through out by the utmost harmony with un important exceptions, and indeed on one or two points with almost unexampled unan imity. The report and ordinance made by P. W. Pickens, the Governor of South Caro lina when she seceded, to repeal the ordi nance of Secession, was adopted by a vote oj 105 yeas to 3 nays. The ordinance intro duced by Mr. Lessesne, abolishing slavery in South Carolina, and prohibiting its re-estab iishment. will no doubt, be adopted. These votes show that Soutli Carolina has entirely reversed her position in less than six months to that assumed by Mr. Calhoun and some of her most popular and cherished statesmen—her Haynes, Hamiltons, Le gares, ets., for the last half century. To the writer of this article, who is conversant with the politics of South Carolina, it ap pears like the product of the most, improba ble dream. The result would evince the mutations of opinion, if it did not show the effect of necessity. The State ot South Carolina has always been the most advanced of the Southern States in the doctrines of State rights or State sovereignty. She was on the perilous edge of revoluton in 1832 when she was de feated in her attempt to carry out her Ordinance of Nullification adopted by a con vention of the people. The same party was defeated subsequently iu the endeavour to effect separate State sovereignty, which failed through the opposition of the co-operation party founded under the auspices of the latt Judge Butler, Magrath, Porter and others Now in running our eye down the list ot names that voted in the affirmative on the question of the repeal of the Ordinance ot Secession, we find many names, the bearers of which, were among the foremost, first of the Nullifiers, and then of the Separate Se cessionists, and now of those who carried the State into civil war. These parties find their excuse in the irre sistible force of public opinion in South Carolina. Mr. Calhoun had indoctrinated the public mind of that State with his peculiar views of constitutional interpretation. The principles of the Virginia and Kentucky resolutions were the gospel of his political faith. Such was the force ot bis intellect and the extent of his influence, that State sov ereignty, without qualification or limitation, became so popular that there were few dis sentient opinions among those who possess ed any influence among the people- This accounts for the almost universal popularity of Mr Calhoun’s doctrines in South Caro lina, as his personal popularity is explained by the combined influence of his purity of moral character, his disinterestedness and acknowledged ability. It is curious to trace the changes of opinion in South Carolina on Constitutional questions. Judge \\ illiam Smith who represented the State in the Senate of the United States, when acting with Win, 11. Crawford and Governor Troup ot this Stale, they formed the phalanx of the State right party in the South. Mr. Calhoun was an aspiiring young inau when these statesmen were in the me ridian of their reputation. His friends were determined to elevate him to a seat in the Senate of the United States, having served with signal ability in the House of Represen tatives. Mr. Smith, who had aiso served the State with equal fidelity, if not equal ability iu the U. S. Senate, having become, obnoxious to Mr. Calhouns friends, they did not re-elect him to that body but sent Mr. Calhoun ns his successor. At that time the State of Soutli Carolina manifested a decided proclivity towards con solidation doctrines as was partly shown !>v electing Mr. Calhoun to supersede a strenu ous advocate of the opposite or state rights doctrine. The cause and motives for Mr. Calhoun's change of opinion from doctrines verging on consolidation to the very opposite, it is for the historian to investigate, but if lie could revisit the earth and behold the friends and associates with whom he acted in the zenith of his popularity and when his doctrines were greatly in the ascendants in South Car olina, he would be little less astonished than ■kaa been the inditer of this article at the ex wT ° f thfe < ban^s lhßt a,e passing before SOUTH CAROLINA CONVENTION I’mirlli nml Fifth Day's Proceedings. Coi-Lmuia, S C., Sept. 21, 18E5. Mr. Boiling offered the following resolu tion, which was ordered to be laid ou the table. Resulted , That a Committee of twelve, composed of two from each Congressional District, be appointed by the President of his Convention to inquire into and report to this Convention what number of represents iives it will be proper, according to the .resent law of the United States, that this state shall tender to the approaching Con gress of the United States, Mr. Dawkins, lr,,m the Committee on Or dnances and Resolutions made a report on a resolution to restore political relations with ike State. On motion ot Mr. Dawkins, the Committee was discharged, and the same was referred to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution ; also made a report on An Ordinance to declare siaveiv abolished in this State, and on other papers referred ou the same subject, which was ordered for con fide ration ou Monday next; also made a report on A resolution in relation to Electors of President and Vice President of the United States, which was ordered for consideration on Monday next. Mr. Frost introduced tire following resolu tion, which was referred to the Committee on Ordinances and Resolutions : Resolved, That the Provisional Governor be authorized and requested to appoint an agin' to proceed to Washington, and remain there, whose duty it shall be to represent, with the President and the Departments, the interests of the State, and give aid to the citizens of the State in advancing, with tho proper au thorities, the relief that may be sought in ap ,dications for pardon and for the restitution of their real and personal property- Mr. Macbeth introduced the following res o uiion, which was referred to the Commit tee on the Judiciary Depariment : Resolved, That hereafter colored persons and negroes shall be permitted to testify in all the Courts of this State in air cases where the rights of persons, or of property of such persons, may he concerned. Mr. Hammond introduced the following resolutions, which were reierred to the Com mittee on Ordinances and Resolutions: Inasmuch as a fundamental difference of opinion iu leferencejto the character, powers and policy of the Government of the United States and of the State Governments, which existed iu the Convention which framed the Constitution, and, after more than three quarters of a century of political contest, re sulted in a bloody and exhausting war; and whereas, when a people draw the sword, ap pealing to the last and highest tribunal known to man, they should abide by its decisions in good faith ; and, whereas, it is neither wise nor politic in the people of the South to con tinue any longer a contest in which they have been twice defeated—once by political majorities and once by the sword ; "therefore, we, the people of South Carolina, in Con vention assembled, accept, as the results ot the war, the principles embraced iu the fol lowing resolutions, and will sustain them fully and laithfuily as a national policy : 1. Resolved, That the Union is the first and paramount consideration of the Ameri can people. Resolved, That sovereignty, a unit ab solute and indivisible, which, in all nations, must exist somewhere, resides in the Ameri can people, and its authorized representative Within the limits of the organic law—the Constitution—is the Federal Government. 3. Resolved, That it is an incontrovertible fact that slavery has ceased to exist through the exercise of the military power of the Federal Government, and that any attempt by us to revive it would be impolitic, unwise and not only futile, but disastrous. 4. Resolved, That it is the true policy of the American people to confine the General Government strictly within the limits of the Constitution, and to acknowledge the ina lienable right of each State to regulate its own affairs in its own way. 0. Resolved, That the late war was not one of an oppressed people against tyranny, but arose troiu an apprehension, on the part ol the weaker section, of oppression and tyrnn ay in the future, and was carried on under an honest conviction, 00-existeutxamong statesmen in every part of the country, with the adoplion of the Constitution itselt, that a otate had the reserved light to revoke the powers it had delegated to the General Gov ernment, whenever, in the judgment of such state, there might be danger that those pow ers would be used to its disadvantage. The ivar, therefore, not having been strictly in the nature of rebellion or insurrection, we most respectfully suggest to his Excelleucy, ihe President, the justice and wisdom of not enforcing the pains and penalties affixed to those crimes by the laws of the United States. 6. Resolved, That we endorse the acts of President Johnson’s Administration, and will cordially support its wise and patriotic ef forts to restore to the whole country the bles sings of peace. Mr. F. W. Pickens introduced a Bill of Rights, which was referred to the Commit tee on Amendments to the Constitution. Mr. Smart introduced the following reso lutions, which were referred to the Com mittee on Ordinances and Resolutions : Resolved, 1. That we earnestly recommend to the citizens of this State the immediate lOrmation, in each District, of a force of citi zen militia, to act in concert with the United States troops, as a general police for the Dis trict in which they are raised, to the end that order and civil authority may be restored and enforced. Resolved, 2. That the forces thus raised, shall, as soon as their organization is com pleted, report through the proper channel to the officer commanding tlie United States troops garrisoning their Disirict, and be subject to his order and direction. Resolved, 3. That His Excellency the Gov ernor be requested to preseribe such organi zation and adopt such measures as in his judgment shall be necessary to carry out the above, and to urge on the United States au thorities the acceptance of such) organiza tions in lieu of the colored garrisons now on duty. Mr. Lesesne, from the Committee on tlie Judiciary Department, made a report on Au Ordinance to declare iu present force ihe Constitution and laws heretofore in force in this State, and tho acts—official, public aud private—done, and the appointments and elections made under authority of the same; also on sundry resolutions on the same subject; which was ordered for con sideration on .Monday next. Mr. F \Y. Pickens introduced the follow ing sections to the Bill of Rights, which was reierred to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution : Tire tree exercise and enjoyment of re ligious profession and worship, without dis crimination or preference, shaft forever hereafter be allowed within this State to aft mankind - Provided, That the liberty of conscience thereby declared shaft not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace aud safety of the State. The rights, privileges, immunities aud estates, both of civil and religious socities, aud of corporate bodies, shaft remain as il the Constitution of this State had not been altered or amended. I ONSTITUTiON OF SOUTH CAHOLINA. We, the lle/er/ates of the People of the State of isnith Carolina, in Ceneral Convention met , do ordain mid establish this Constitution for its government. ARTICLE I. DECLAMATION OF SIGHTS. Sec. 1. Aft power is inherent in the people, and all tree governments are founded in their authority and instituted for their benefit. The people therefore, have an inalienable and indefeasible right to institute govarn meat, and to alter, reform or totally change 1 the e mu' when lhair wit! ty and happiness i reciiirc it. | Sec. 2. AH uien have •nu urn and inalie i ■ a! !e right to worship Almighty God arcnr.l - ir.g to the diruitcs of their own consciences, ; and no one’shall be hurt, molested or re sitained iu bis person, liberty or estate, for worshiping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of bis own conscience, nor for Ins religious professions or sentiments, provided he does not disturb the public peace, nor obstruct others in their ! religious w orship. Sec 3. No laws shall be passed respecting j an establishment of religion, or abridging | the freedom of speech or of the press, ot the j rigid of the people peaceably to assemble J aud to petition the Legislature for a redress of grievances. j Sec. 4 The people shall be secure in their j persons, houses, papers and possessions, from unreasonable searches and seizures; and | no warrants shall issue but upon probable ! cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and j particularly describing the place to be search j ed. and the person or things to be seized. Sec. 5. No person shall be held to answer I lor a capital or otherwise infamous crime, | unless on a present meat or indictment of a j Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the I land or naval forces, or in the militia when j in actual service in time of war or public j danger, or in cases of impeachment or in such cases of offence as are usually cogniza ble by a justice of the peace. Sec. 6. No person shall be subject for tbe same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shail be compelled in any j criminal case be a witness against himself, nor to be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor shnll private property be taken for public use without just compensation. Sec. 7. Iu all criminal prosecutions, the accused shaft enjoy tho right In a speedy and pub ic trial, by an impartial jury of the Dis trict wherein the crime shall have been com mitted, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation, and have a copy thereof ; to be confronted with the witnesses against him, to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, anil to have ! the assistance of counsel for his defence. Sec. 8. No person shaft be taken or im prisoned, or deprived of his freehold liberties or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed or deprived of his life, liberty or property, but by the judg ment of his peers, or by the laws ot the land ; nor shall any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, ever be passed by the Legislature of the State. Sec. 9. The trial by jury, as heretofore used in this State, and the liberty of the press, shaft be forever inviolably preserved. Sec. 10. Excessive bail shall not be re required ; nor excessive fines imposed ; nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted ; nor the writ of habeas corpus suspended, except in cases of rebellion or invasion, when the public safety may require it. See. 11. The Legislature shall not grant any title of nobility nr hereditary distinction, nor create any office the appointment ot which shaft be for auy longer term than dur ing good behavior. Sec. 12. The military shaft be subordinate to the civil power, and every citizen lias a right to keep and bear arms for the common defence, and this right shall never he questioned. See. 13. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the con sent of the owner or occupant; nor in time of war but. in a manner to be prescribed by law See. It. Every person for an injury done him in his person, reputation, property, or immunities, shall have remedy by due course of law, aud right and justice shall be administered freely and without sale, com pletely and without , promptly and without delay. See. 15. In all civil suits, and in all con troversies concerning property, the parties shall have a right to trial by jury, except in eases where it lias been heretofore otherwise practiced, the parlies may be heard by them selves and counsel, or either, at their elec tion. Sec. 111. No tax or duty shaft be imposed without the consent of the people, or their Representatives in the Legislature. Sec. 17. Slavery and involuntary servi tude are hereby abolished in South Caro lina, and shall not again exist in tho State, except as a punishment for crime, where of the party shall have been duly con victed. Sec. 18 The enumeration of certain rights shall not impair nor deuy others retained by thejpeoplc. Mr. Winsmith introduced the following resolutions, which were referred to the Com mittee on the Legislative Department • Resolved, That the General Assembly of South Carolina, consisting of a Senate and House of Representatives, shnll be consti tuted as follows : lst. Each Judicial District of the State, as now constituted, shaft be an Election Dis trict, aud that each such Election District shall be entitled to one Senator in tlie Gen eral Assembly of South Carolina. 2d. The House of Representatives shall consist oi One hundred and twenty-four members, to be apportioned among the eral Election Districts of the State, accord ing to the number of white inhabitants, and the amount, ot all taxes raised by tlie Legis ture ; one Representative to be "allowed for every sixty-second part of the whole num ber of white inhabitants, and one Represen tative for every sixty-second part of the whole taxes raised by Ihe State ; Provided, That each Election District shall be entitled to at least one Representative ; And provid ed further, Tnat no Election District shall ever be entitled to more than one-twelfth part of the whole number ol Representa tives. Mr. Reed introduced tlie following reso lution, which was referred to the Committee to the Constitution Resolved, That so much of Section two, Article nine, of the Constitution of the State as provides that, no ex post facto law or laws impairing the obligation of contracts shall ever be passed by the Legislature of the State, be so altered and amended that it shall not lie understood to affect the validity of any law heretofore passed, or now of force in this State Mr. Perry introduced the following decla ration of tlie rights to be incorporated iu the Constitution, which was referred to the Com mittee on Amendments to the Constitu tion : BILL OF RIGHTS. 1. All power is originally vested in the peo ple, ami all free governments are founded on their consent and authority, and are insti tuted for their peace, safety and happiness. 2. No tree citizen of this state shall lie lakeu, or imprisoned, or deseized of liis free hold, liberties or privileges, or outlawed, or exalted, or exiled, or iu any manner de prived of liis life, liberty or property, but by the judgment of his peers, or by tiie law of the land ; nor shall any bill of attainde, ex post facto law or law impairing the obli- Ertion of contracts, ever tie passed by the egislature of this State. 3. The military shaft be subordinate to the civil power. 4. Excessive bail shall not be excessive fines imposed, nor cruel punish ment inflicted. 5. The trial by jury of free citizens, as heretofore used in this State, and the liberty of the press, shall be forever inviolably Observed.— Charleston Courier. FlftU Day'll Proceeding** The Committee on ordinance and Resolu tions reported favorably as to the appoint ment of an agent at Wasbiugton to atteud to the matter of abandoned lands, to obtain pardons, and to act as agent of tbe Provi sional Governor. Also, that the Uovernor be requested to advance (500) five hundred dollars to pay the expeuse of the agent. The matter was considered immediately, aud af ter discussion was passed, with the addition of another resolution introduced by Judge Frost, to the effect that the office should con tinue until the meeting ot the next Legisla ture, which should provide compensation and fix the further duties of the oJde The committee on the legislative 1) 'part mi nt r« |«>rt« and on that part of the Governor.' Message relating to the ijUnlitiealioU ot vo ters. and introduced an Article ot the Couali tut ion, to the effect that voters shall be while citizens, two years in the State, and six moms in the Eleeiion District; also, an Article of the Constitution, that the Legisla ture shall consist of a Senate and House ot Representatives. The House to be elected every two years. E ich judicial District to elect one Senator, except Charleston, which elect two; one for the city, undone for the other part of the District. The House of Representatives to consist of 124 members, apportioned according to the ‘ white population and taxation. The census and apportionment to be made every ten years, and until next census, the number to remain as under the last apportionment. All taxes to be laid on the actual value of the property. A Representative must be a white citizen, 21 pears old, and three years in the State. A Senator must be 30 years old, and ten years in the State, aud own a freehold ot $2,000 in value. Every Act shall relate to but one subject. Members shaft vote viva voce. Members are to receive $5 00 per day, and 20 cents per miie. Made the order for to-morrow. The Committee on the Executive Depart ment reported a clause to the Constitution, giving the election of Governor to the peo ple, making the term of office four years; must be 30 years old. If two candidates re ceive the same vote, the two 'houses of the Legislature shaft elect. The Governor shall have power to appoint certain State and District officers, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Lieutenant Governor to be elected in the same way, and to be ex-officio President of the Senate. In case of the death or disa bility of the Gevernor and Lieutenant Gov ernor, the President pro tempore of the Senate to be the successor. Older for to morrow. Messrs. Aldrich, Conner and Simonton made a minority report, arguing that the Convention is not a Constitutional Conven tion, aud can only do such acts as are neces sary to bring the State back into the Union. The Committee on Ordinances and Reso lutions reported that elections for members of the Legislature shall be held on the se cond Wednesday in October, every second year. Also, a resolution fixing the per diem of members at $5 per day, and mileage at 20 cents per mile ; which was agreed to and referred to the Committee ol Ways and Means. Also, fixing the paj r of the Clerk and otlict officers at the rate fixed by the Legis lature. This last was referred back for the compensation to be fixed. The Committee on Amendments reported a clause of the Constitution declaring slavery abolished, and forbidding it in the State. They asked to be discharged from the con sideration ot the resolution of members vot ing viva voce. Tlie Committee report favorably in regard to internal improvements. Order for to-mor row. The Committee ou Ordinances aud Reso lutions ask to be discharged from the con sideration of certain matters not properly be fore them. The Committee report unfavorably with regard to dividing Pickens into two dis trict?. The Committee on Amendments report as an amendment to the Constitution, that tax ation shall lie outlie actual value of proper ty, real and personal. Ordered for to-mor row. Mr Tillman moved that the Legislature have power to divide a Judicial District, each Judicial District to contain 500 square miles. Referred. Mr. Dudley offered a resolution that no nionyy shall be appropriated to internal im provements without a two-thirds vote. Re ferred. Tue Committee on the Legislative De partment asked to be discharged from the consideration of certain matters. Mr. Norwood offered a resolution that the Legislature be instructed to devise some scheme to promote emigration from the North and from Europe. Referred. Resumption ok Civ it. Authority in Char leston. —Oar readers will be pleased to learn that civil authority is now a fact accom plished. Gen. Bennett nnd John E. Carew, Esq., Sheriff of the District, visited the jail together yesterday, when the charge thereof, together with the prisoners, was turned over to the civii officers. Possession of the Court House lias also been delivered, and the Sheriff, Clerk and Magistrates enter on their several offices, as we mentioned in our no tice of Gen. Gillmore's orders. It is not piobable there be will Judges to preside in the Courts for some lime yet, but the Clerk will issue writs end" the Sheriff will execute them as of yore, and all the enter tainment to be touud in the light literature of initiatory Judicial proceedings is now open to the public. In conversation with Col. Carew yesterday, ire remarked, and we are pleased to record it, that Gen. Bennett has acted towards him, in his official capacity, with a courtesy and consideration which was exceedingly grateful, and he en tertains the hope that he will find in the au thority under that officer relief from many of the embarrassments which he is likely to experience in entering so unprepared, and with such deficiency of means, upon the dis charge of his official duties. The number of prisoners is large, and it will not be an easy matter at once to take charge of them. — Charleston News. 21*1. A Republican Soldier cm Segvo Suffrage Letter from tlte Soldier*’ candidate for the Governorship of lowa. General Thomas H. Barton, Jr., in his let ter of acceptance of his nomination by the Soldiers’ Convention, for governor, says ; The extension of the elective franchise to the colored race is the only issue involved in this contest. Believing that the period hns not arrived for so radical a change in our political organization, and that such change, under existing circumstances, would prove detrimental rather than beneficial to the race. lam opposed to the measure. My opposition is not the result ot prejudice, but is founded on principle. Were I satisfied that it would promote their best interests, afford material aid in re-organizing civil gov ernment on a permanent aud equitable ba sis in the States recently in rebellion, and in restoring peace and tranquility to the couu try, i should not hesitate to advocate its im mediate adoption. But honestly believing that it will impede the consumation of these great ends, I cannot consistently do other uisu than cast my vote aginst it. To extend the right of suffrage trt the freedmen oi the South at this particular pe riod, and in the manner, proposed, would create deadly hostility between the white and black, races, and lead to continued acts of violence and barbarity against each other, which nothing but the presence of an armed force could prevent. But recently released from bondage, they are as yet intants, so far as freedom and the elective franchise ate concerned ; and, while they should be pro tected in tire enjoyment of the former, I do not cousider them qualified for the exercise of the latter. To bring the matter directly home, should the four hundred and fifty thousand freedmen of Georgia be trans ferred to lowa in their present condition, would we invest them with the right of suf frage? I think I hazard nothing in asserting that the most radical friends of the measure would say no. Why, then force upou other States that which we would ignore for our selves? Reports received at the Freedman’s Bureru show that most of the property held as abandoned at Harper’s Ferry by the Gov ernment, has been restored to its owners, and that applications have been made for the restoration of the remainder. The colored folks ot Fortress Monroe, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Richmond, are getting up, by subscriptions, a “magnificent sword" for Gen. Butler, to be presented as a testimony of their high appreciaticn of his distinguished services in the field. Bogu* Mm-rlKgr and Horrible Nutllation ol a Tixiiix AVoiiih■> in lowu tltuvrlipurt Uasettc, Stti.J A man giving his name as \\ ilii im B own. 1 who was tormerly a lieutenant in the Third lowa Cavalry, and a young w< man, arrived in this city a week ago last Monday, and took lodgings at the New York House, on the corner of Third and lowa street.— They represented that they had just arrived from lowa city, where they had been mar ried the previous evening. On Sunday last the pretended w ife was suddenly taken sick. Her actions and the syptoms of her disease were such as to cause much suspicion. On Monday her illness increased, on Tuesday she was still worse at 8 o'clock. Wednesday evening she became quite speechless, in which state she has remained ever since. It was at first supposed that she had been poisoned, but the physicians who have visit ed her do not altogether agree upon that point. She showed the greatest aversion and fear of Browu when he came into the room. All day yesterday she was making signs as though trying to reveal some terrible secret. She would open her mouth and try to clutch her tongue, and then pull, apparently signi fying that Brown had pulled her tongua out, aud as the roots of that member are swelled, it is presumable that Brown did pull it, as he had threatened to do so. The woman also makes motions to indicate that either an at tempt or a threat was made to cdt her throat. Previous to losing her speech she expressed the conviction that she had been made the victim of a sham marriage. She said that Brown had boldly declared to her that such was the case. She gave her name as Nellie Baker, said she was engaged to Brown before the war ; that when he came home she met him, went with him to lowa City, put up at a hotel, and in tbe evening he brought in a may whom he introduced as a minister. Then j ined hands, went through the marriage ceremony and came here next day, but she had never seen any license or "certificate. The man Brown was yesterday arrested and placed in jail to await further developments. He denies her statement, and that she is his wife. He is about twenty-nine years old, she is twenty-four. When asked to write her statement, she siguified her inability to do so, on account of her fingers being too stiff. A stage driver stopping at the same house showed symptoms a few days ago of having been poisoned, and it was supposed that a glass of whiskey, which was prepared for him hv Brown, had contained the drug. Brown boasted to the officers who arrested him, that “they'd have a good time proving that be poisoned the woman,” and his general demeanor in connection with the circum stances goes to show that he cares but little about the woman. THE INDIAN WAR. The Denver papers are filled with news of Indiau depredations. Some of the most bra - tal and fiendish outrages upon men, women and children are still perpetrated day after day, with an increase instead of any cessation of their inhuman hostilities. In nocent women are butchered and carried away captives, emigrants and freighters are robbed and shot, ranches are burned, and mail coaches are stopped and sacked of their contents, the stock run off, aud iu many in stances passengers arid.driver murdered. We have before us some accounts of the most atrocious murders we have ever had pictured to us in the most thrilling novels of ancient days. One poor innocent man, au emigrant, was stopped by a band of red devils, and told that they would not harm him. As soon as he had checked his team, and the Indians had advanced near enough, they pierced the poor fellow through the heart with an arrow, killing him instantly. They then shot liis wife and two children, and the body oi the wife was than taken, the skull drove in, her limbs torn to pieces, the feet cut off, and af ter stripping off her clothing cut her open fiom the stomach down. Three other fe males, who were in the wagon, were then taken captive. They were aged respectively eleven, eighteen and twenty-five years. Af ter travelling several miles the youngest girl, who continued to make an outcry, was shot with seven arrows and left to die where she fell. This is only one of the many outrages, the details of which would fill our entire paper. Not only terrible retribution, but total anni hilation is indispensible. There* lia3 been enough talk of amicable treaties with these cut-thioats. The only answer they have made to peaceful interrogatories has been the use of tbe scalping knife, the tom ahawk, and the arrow. Tlie Indians say they want no peace. No white man shaft live in that country, nor travel the road. If such is their determina tion, it is the duty of the Government, with the troops now at her command, to make a common and total sweep of destruction in their ranks. The ordinary warfare must be übaudoued, too. The white man'e mode ot fighting is futile. They must bo rushed on to bravely, on good animals,and made forfeit their lives without a sigh of pity or com passion ! Prcification, leniency, and conri passion ! Bril ! — Marysville Arhansis En terprise, Sept. 2d. Adventures of Trunk Containing $40,000 (From the Cincinnati ;Gazette ] Some weeks since Mr. E. B. Long, of Au gusta, Ga , started North carrying with him a large trunk, iu which he had the sum of $40,000, one half of which was in gold and silver. After considerable annoyance and vexatious detention and several attempts by others to get possession of the valuable con tents, Mr. Long finally reached Chattanooga in safety. At the Chattanooga depot the the trunk was dispatched to the Crutchfield House. On his wuy thither it was forcibly taken possession of by some soldiers and carried to an out-of-the-way place and broken open, and the contents with the money appropria ted. The trunk was then secreted and so was ihe money. Days passed, and nothing was heard of the missing trunk. At length, a couple of boys overheard two soldiers talking about a trunk containing a large amount of money. They reported the cir cumstance, and this led to the arrest of the soldiers and the recovery of the trunk and the $40,000, the entire amount being found. Trio soldiers are now kept under guard, with abaft and chain to their ankles. Yesterday morning Mr. Long reached this city and stopped at the Spencer House. He stepped oul and ou returning to liis room, discovered that a part of the gold was scat tered upon the floor. Alarmed lest he had again been robbed, the trunk was quickly examined, when it was found that the gold had become loosened from trie package in Which it had been placed, and had slipped through some ot tiie cracks iu the trunk, which had been made at the time of tire Caattanooga robbery. Mr. Long finally concluded to put his money in the safe, and at last the identical S4D,OOd is locked up in the Spencer House safe, wriere it is supposed to be secured from harm, at least till Mr. L. again resumes his travels. The trunk looks as though it had some right rougb handling. The local papers in New England are pub lishing the item that “Col. Chas. G. Green, •f the Boston Post is eighty-t\yo years old, and well preserved.” Upon which the Bos ton Courier remark;—“Well preserved" he is, God bless trim ! and long may he remain so, but he has not seen sixty-five years yet. Mr. Beals of the Post is eighty-two years old. The capitalists oi the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad, who have obtained the controlling slock iu the New York and Erie, and lOhio and Mississippi Save declared their intention of double tracking the whole line from New York to St. Louis. This will be a work of great magnitude, and when completed will have due effect on travel and transportation east and west. MARRIED, On Uir 14tli Nflmtier. t>jr the Kev. Charles Colecjr, Mr. .1 IS. Mclntosh of Th'iinas county, to MINS AN NIE M BOND, oj hiiv.nnah, G.r. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. CANDIDATES FOR THE (OHMTNI. Hon. EDWARD C. ANDERSON. Hon. SOLOMON COHEN. Hon. THOMAS E. LLOYD. sept2l-tdc HEADQUAR'S DEPARTMENT OF GEORGI A, ) Augusta, Ua., Sept. 20, lSjfi. / General Oedfb, 1 No. 15. / All orders issued by military authority, in this Department, relating to contracts lie tween individuals (except those which in terest Freedmen) or determining the right, title or possession of property of any descrip tion whatever, except property owned or claimed by tiie Government, are hereby suspended ; and all officers on duty in this Department are prohibited irom adjudicating questions of contracts or conflicting claims to property, real or personal, except when necessary to protect the rights and interests of the Government. Bz command of MAJ. GEN. STEEDMAN S B. Moe, Bvt. Col. & Asst, Adj't Gen’l. Official : Will A. Coulter, A. A. G. sept 23 2t SAVANNAH THEATRE. , Thifl establishment will be opened to the public, after undergoing a thorough Renovation and Improvement, ON SATURDAY EVN’G NEXT. We have secured a Full COMPANY OF ARTISTS, Selected from all the available Talent of* tlie Country, A celebrated Scenic Artist Sig. F. ARRIGONI, Has been employed sometime in restoring aud painting New Scenery For all the New Sensation Dramas Will alt appear during the Season. THE FIRST CLLASS STARS RAYMOND & HAMILTON, sep24tf Leasees and Managers. Wanted. A good competent Jobbing Carpenter, r Apply at the office of the Pulaski House. sep23 It AUCTION SALE OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY will be sold at the COREEL, -ON- > RAYNOLDS STREET, On Monday, the 2d Day of October Next, All (he surplus SERVICEABLE PROPERTY. At this Post, consisting of Horses, Mules, Wagons, aud Harness. Sale to continue from day to day, until all are solp. Terms, Cash, in Government Fund. JOHN S. BERGEN, sep23-td Lieut, and A. A. A. Q M. Take Notice, THAT THE /EOLIAN MINSTREL IROUPE. Will perform at St. Andrew’s Hall, THIS SATURDAY EVN’G SEPT. 3d, Iu their inimitable Burle qne THE BLACK STATUES! ifjv Admission 50 Cents. SELECT FEMALE SCHOOL. The undersigned having rented the School building on the comer of Charlton, aud Drayton Streets. Wonld respectfully announce to the public, that he, assisted by Mrs. Alethea S. Burroughs, will open a select Female School in said bnilding, on the first Monday in October. Tuition per Term of three months; one half pay able the middle of each quarter, as follows : Senior Department, per Quarter *2IOO Junior. do do 18 00 Primary. do. do 15 00 eep23 3 JAMES S. COZBY. Coffee, Sugar, Whiskey, 100 Hi! bbis Crashed Sugar, 60 Bags Rio Coffee, 10 Bbls Rye Whiskey, Just received per Nightingale and for sale low KEIN * CO -114 Bay street, sep23-3t Opposite Custom House. Wanted, Freight for Macon by Wgaons. Apply to BRIGHAM BALDWIN & CO. sep23-4t Grold. W^anted. By sr>23 2t HF' BY twvsw. W anted A BOOK-KEEFER. None i.eed apply except those who have had ex perienca and can lurntsh unexceptionable references. Apply to CHAS. 1.. COLBY & CO, Corner of BAY AND ABERCORN STREETS. ®ep23 ts ICE MCE ! ICE! JUST receiv. ;d, ROO tons first quality Kennebec River Ice, which we relll always sell as low as any ether concern in this city. Particular attention paid to Packing and Shipping for the interior. Ice delivered at the Depot or on board Stea raer Free of Charge. A liberal share of patronage is respectlufty solicit,td. Cheeaeman & Marshall, ■treet Lane' C ° n “' r Dr « non*^^Broughton ELECTION NOTICE. An electUm will be herd at the Court House i:; >■„. City of Savannah, on Wednesday, the fouith da, of October next, for three Delegate* to represent Cis ham County in the Convention of tbe Peop'e of Geor gia, whose Delegates are required to meet a ; Mi" edgevtlle at IS o’clock, meridian, on the 4th Wedne> day of October, A. D., 1805. To entitle a citizen to vote he must be -qualified as prescribed by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Georgia, in force immediately before the 19th oj January, A. D., 1801, (the date of the Ordinance of Secession,} and also he must have taken and snb scribed the Oath of Amnesty, as set forth in the p r ,, R ident’s Proclamation of May 29th, A. D., 1805. The election will be held in obedience to the Proe lamation of the Provisional Goveraor of Georgia, pub lished on the 13th day of J niy, 1865. Polls will be opened at .even o'clock a. m., and be closed at six o'clock p. m. The Sheriff of the County, or his Deputy, with the Constables thereof, who have complied with Ic, Proclamation of tUe President aforesaid, are require to attend said election and preserve order WM. H- CTJYLKR, j. i. c. c. c GEO. P. HARRISON, j. r. c. c. c. JOHN WILLIAMSON, a r. c. r c srpl2M2 STEW SKIRT FOR'ag The Great Invention of the Age IN Hoop Skirts, J. W. Bradley’s Sew Patent Dupex Ellin, tic (or Double) Spring Skirt. THIS Invention consists of Duplex (ortwoj Ellntic' Pare Refined Steel Springs, ingeniously braidfd tightly and firmly together, edge to edge, making the toughest, most flexible, elastic and durable Spring ever used. They seldom bend or break like the sip gle Springs, and consequently preserve their perfect and beautiful shape more than twice as long ss an? Single Spring Skirt that ever has or can he made The wonderful flexibility and great comfort and pleasure to any lady wearing the Duplex Elliptic Skirt will be experienced particularly in all crowded Asaem blies, Operas. Carriages. Railroad Cars, Church Pews, Arm Chairs, for Promenade and House Dress, as the- Skirt can he folded when iu use to occupy a small place as easily and conveniently as a Silk orMusliu Dress. A lady having enjoyed the pleasure, comfort and great convenience of wearing the Duplex Elliptic Steel Spring Skirt for a single day will never after wards willingly dispi nse with their use. For children, misses and young lai.ies ihey are superior to ail oth ers. The Hoops are covered with 2 ply double twisted thread and will wear twice as long as the single yam covering w hich is used on all Single Steel Hoop Skirts. The three bottom rods on every Skirt are also Double Steel, and twice or double covered to prevent the cov ering from wearing off the rods when dragging down stairs, stone steps, &c„ which they are constantly subject to when in use. AII are made of the new and elegant Corded Tapes, and are the best quality in every part, giving to the wearer the most graceful and perfect shape possible and are unquestionably the lightest, most desirable, comfortable and economical Skirt ever made. WESTS', BRADLEY & CARY, (late J. I. & J 0. West,) Proprietors of the Invention, and Sole Manu fart anus. 97 Chambers and 79 and 81 Read,, streets, New York. For sale in all first class stores in this city, and throughout the United States and Canadas. Uavan. de Cuba, Mextco. South America, and the West In dies. iST" Inquire for the Duplex Elliptic (or double) Spring Skirt. jyß Stf EITHER Transient or Permanent, to be obt lined in a pleasant situation, and very accessible to business, in Broughton street, No. 181, septic Sim Garden Lot (dr Sale. Qty ACRES first quality land, wooded, with good * building site, 4.’d miles from town, fronts west on Whttebluff Road, with lands of Hover on the north, Carrnthers east, and Stiles south. Price SOOO See plat at my office. eeplß lw HENRY BRYAN. ITCH ! ITCH ! ITCH l SCRATCH! SCRATCH!! SCRATCH"! Wheaton’s Ointment. Will GURE THE ITCH IN FQRTV-EiflNT HOURS Also cures Salt Rheum, Ulcers, Chilblains, and all Eruptions of the Skin. Price 50 cents For sale by all Druggists. By sending CO cents to Weeks i Potter, Sole Agents, 170 Washington street, Boston, Mass.. It will be forwarded by mail, free of postage, to any part of tbe United States. sept2l-3ra U. S. Internal Revenue, Collector’s Office. AFTER rhis date, I will weigh and brand all Cot ton paying Internal Duties in the Frsl District ol Georgia. All cotton must be reported to this office to be weighed for payment of Duties on its arrival in the city. Cotton from other Districts, not weighed nrd branded, will be weighed and branded when reported with certificates from Collectors and Deputy Collect ors. A. N. WILSON, Col aep2o G RUE, WHITNEY & eO=,~ 203 Bay Street, Have Just Received, 100 boxes F. It. Cheese 60 boxes N. Y. State Cheese 100 bags Oats 100 bogs Corn. For sale at lowest market rates. sep.2l-3 “foe^saleT ttT shares Central Railroad Stock. 8 shares Southwestern Railroad Stock. In lots to suit purchasers. By sep22-2 HENRY BRYAN. Rue, Whitney & Cos,, GENERAL Commission Merchant*? 202 BAY STREET, Savannah, - - - - Ga, Particular Atientlon Paid io Shipments to our House in PWlaflelpi. 53p22-’m .Alexander Hardee, Storage and General Commission Merchant CORNER BAY AND JEFFERSON STS.. Savannah, Georgia, in—HAY. FODDER, GRaIN, FLOUR. WOOL HIDES, BRAN, SHOHTS, Ac. sep22-lm Four Horse Wagon FOR SALE. NEW and in complete order, with harness and lud‘* Rubber cover. Apply at SADDLER’S STABLES. aept2l-3 Zubly Street- Horses and M/ules FOR SALE. OA HEAD line young Mules and Horses will be of wv fervd for five days Cali and examine t9lastoc*> as SADDLER'S STABLES, aep 21-3 Zubly street.