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THE SAVANNAH DAILY HERALD. VOL. 1-NO. 217. The Savannah Daily Herald •MORNING AND EVENING) IS PUBLISHED BY 45. W. MASON & CO.. AI ill Bit Sir*lT, Savamxah. Georgia. terme: „ Five Cents. "iSIR Per I ear APVEBTISI Bfl: nnilnra w r Square of Ten Lines for first in- T A?,? one Dollar lor each subsequent one. Ad ,eS«ement* taerted in the morning, will. If desired, V SSmn the evening without extra charge. 0 B PUINTIN <5. in every style, neatly and promptly done, ThFtrTal of'wirz. Exciting Scene in the Court, At the Court Martial of Wirz ou the 22d inst.. the testimony of Drs. F. a Hopkins "and G L Bice, two Confederate Surgeons who were on duty at the Anclersonville prison hospital when it was taken. Dr. Hopkins rend a report on the condition of the prison and hospital which he had prepared and sub mitted to G-n. Winder, after receiving In structions, to make a complete inspection, jje found the.causes of the great mortality and thejilarining prevalence of disease to be the crowded state of the prison, the absence of proper or sufficient food and'medicine, and all facilities for cleanliness, want of wood, water and clothing, and of shelter from heat and cold, and the filthy and poisonous condi tion of the prison. Dr. Hopkins suggested remedies for all these evils; but no attention was ever given to his report. An order of Gen. Winder to Dr. H. was submitted, show ing that the Richmond authorities were cog nizant of the evils, and that Winder had au thority to abate them. The Doctor said it was the implicit confidence Winder had in Wirz which caused the horrible state of things to exist. Dr. Rice gave evidence in regard to the terrible condition of the prison, and the dying of men from starvation, cold, 'hunger and other causes. The testimony of other witnesses to the same effect was also - taken. The proceedings were closed amidst a somewhat exciting scene. Wirz, who, ow ing to bis weak condition, has for some days past reclined on a couch while in the court room, was requested to rise for the purpose of bftng identified by a witness who had been testifying to cases of murder and bru tality on his part. Wheu the witness said, ■ That is the man,” Wirz glared at him fieice ]y and made efforts to contradict him, being silenced with difficulty, and was so overcome by his excitement and passion that he sank exhau=ted and almost lifeless. Measures were immediately taken to resuscitate him, the court adjourned, and the room was cleared of spectators. It is thought that the accused cannot live to see the couclusiou of the trial. The Strength ot the Republic of Mexico. The New York Herald has received from Ur. J. N. Navarro, the Consul General of the Republic of Mexico in the United States, •ome important documents touching the prospects of free government in his country, including communications from President Juarez and Mr. Romero, his Minister in Washington, and circulars from his Secre tary of State, Mr. Lerdo de Tejnda. Juarez left Chihuahua on the sth of August, and arr’ rived on the 15th at El Paso, where he es tablished his government, surrounded by his Cabinet, as w ebavo heretofore announced. But, notwithstanding that he has found it expedient to thus temporarily change his capital, he is not only hopeful, but confident, of an ultimate complete triumph over the in vaders. He has still large bodies of troops at his disposal, who have commenced attack ing the various detachments of the imperial ists in detail, now that the latter have so greatly weakened their lines by extending them, and he anticipates decisive victories for his soldiers very soon. Ho does not. think that Maximilian’s forces will be likely to attempt to drive liim from Et Passo ; but, even should they succeed iu doing so, he has no idea of abandoning bis country, but will remove to some other point within its limits, and there continue the struggle, sanguine of ultimate success. _ Some officers of the Mexican Republic who have arrived in New York, having left Ei Paso about the Ist of September, slate that Hie people of that town were unanimous in arr enthusiastic reception of President Juarez. General Negrete, with one hundred officers, had gone to the interior to collect and discipline recruits, and expected to be able to raise a large force in a short time. Napoleon. ZVlfiziraiHun nuu a European Congress. .Paris Correspondence of the Liverpool Journal. Sept. 9.) The Emperor Napoleou, it is easy to see, has been clever enough to perceive tlipt the tall of secession can only bring the Mexican empire to an end. He therefore only wanted a pretext to get oflt. of the tix ; and the news goes round Paris that President Johnson has been his right hand in consenting to the meet ing of a congress about American affairs.— The American republic is of an easier dispo sition than tire European monarchies, and -mpoicon lias at last touud a corner ot the world where diplomats will meet those of a great nation. Everything, it is hoped will be settled to the satisfaction of all par ties, except of Maximilian, it is useless to say. At the same time Napoleon, true to his double game, is streugthening up the more so his aluances. in Europe for the purpose of bring quite ready,in case of uufoi'r seen event uallities on the other side of the Atlantic; and that one may, perhaps, find the explana tion of the friendly meeting of the Euglish and French fleets, and of the peaceful can nonade so courteously exchanged. There no doubt exists iu this the possibility of a com bined actien. The success of the confer ence at Gastrin might be a motive for utiliz ing the good will recently consecrated bv British guns and government. Remains of the tower of Babel says Ga liguani, still exist, and are visible from a very great distance. Each side of the quad rangular basis two hundred yards in length and the bricks of which it is composed are of the purest white day, with a very slight brownish tint. The bricks before baking were covered with characters traced in a clear and regular style. The bitumen which served for cement was derived from a foun tain which still exists near the tower, and which flows with such abundance that it soon forms a stream, and would invade jbe neighboring river did not the natives from tune to time set fire to the stream of bitumen. U. 11. Srwatd the Real Head Centre, itud Canada the object nr the Move. nient. Dublin, Sept. C, 18C5. To the Editor of the Dublin Freeman : Sir—The country and most of the metro politan Journals have raised a tremendous cry about Fenianism iu Ireland and America. They argue that Fenianism retards the pros perity oi the country by keeping capital out, and thereby preventing the development of Ireland s great natural resources, while they forget that it is the publicity which they give the doings of a few crazy peasants that does all the damage they allege to be the result of Fenianism. As I am iu a position to know the exact aims and objects ot the American r eniaps, perhaps a short history of that organization may help to allay the fears of the Orange newspapers of Dublin and the provinces For weeks I have been laughing over the absurd stories told by several jour nals of respectability, and the fears they seem to entertain of the dreaded Fenians. The Fenian is essentially an American organi zation, commenced about seven years ago for a very different object than the freeing Ireland from the English yoke. It is not, as has been alleeed, entirely composed of Irish men. At the present moment it numbers many thousand native Americans, and Americanized Germans, and has a large trea sury at its back. The exact number ot en rolled members, at the beginning of last August, was two hundred and seventy-three thousand five hundred and eighty-one (273,- 581). Nstwithstanding the statements of Fenian orators at picnic and other gatherings in the United Stales that the object is to free Ireland, I kuow that such Is not the ca9P. Those statements are put forward to mis lead the public and keep the British authori ties off the scent. The real object is to at tack and conquer Canada, and divide the immense territory of Britain on the American coniinent among the exiles of Erin. Nor let the statements of Mr. McQee mislead the public. He asserts that Irish Canadians are true and loyal to the British crown. That may be the case with Mr. McGee and others who are well paid lor their loyalty ; but I know that the great majority of the Catholic Irish in Canada are Fenians, and stand ready sworn to aid their brethren in the States to oust British authority from the Western con tinent. It may be supposed that an aggressive war on Canada would not lie allowed by the Uuitcd States government; but let me tell you, sir, that ihe United States authorities do not only wink at the Fenian movement, but that movement is sanctioned by the gov ernment and ruled by Mr. Seward, the wily and the able Secretary of State. Mr. D’Arcy McGee was right when he said that the next great war for American ideas would be fought on Canadian soil, though he little knew Dow deeply his countrymen in the Canadas were tinctured with disloyally then; or, if be did, he must be a Fenian traitor himself. When I joined the Fenian organ ization I was led to believe that the freedom of Ireland was the grand object of the so ciety, and I believe that such was the inten tion of the lenders then; but the United States government saw the uses to which the Fenians could be applied, and soon found a channel to conduct the ardor of Irish patriots to Y'ankee ends. Let me assure your read ers that the laws and governing rules of the society are framed at Washington, printed in the government printing office, and sent free through the mails to every Circle in the Union and iu Canada. When the United States notified Canada that the Reciproc ity Treaty should terminate next July, the President might as well have declared war upon the two nations, except that he did not wish to give Canada the advantage of a knowledge so important, and time to profit by it. That a quarrel will he picked with England before the 4th of next July is as certain as that I live while I pen these lines. Every nationality represented in American society demand a war with England, and the au thorities of tbe Slates, if they were even averse to such a war, would have to yield to popular clamor or vacate their places—a thing an American staiesmnn never does. John O’, the ostensible leader ot Fenianism iu America, is but the lieutenant of Wm. H. Seward. Mr. Stanton, the Sec retary of War, during the rebellion and since its close, has .been organizing tbe Irish ele ment in tlie'army into regiments, brigades aud divisions, for use early next year. The officers arc kept under pay, and the men are promised a large bounty when they finish the work in Canada. The disbanding of three quarters of a million soldiers is only to allay the fears of the eueniy and ward off suspicion ot evil designs. They can be call ed into service in one week whenever tlie plot is ripe, though I confess there will be little use for them if the Fenians act as they say. I was a member of the Fenian conven tion a' Chicago and Cincinnati, and know the designs of the brotherhood. Iu both in stances addresses were put forth to the Irish people calculated to impress people with the notion that the Fenians intended coming to Ireland to break the ebaius of centuries, when the real effort was directed towards Canada. At the Cincinnati convention sev eral military chieftains from the different armies were delegates, by authority of the Secretary of War, and a letter was read from Mr. Seward congratulating the Irish for their patriotism and valor, and directing the con vention the proper course to pursue iu refer ence to the Canadian invasion. The letter was loudly applauded, and resolves made to abide the decision and action of the govern ment. Canada free, a nation of great power will soon be the result, and, with the aid of the United States, can, in less than five years, wrest Ireland from Eugland. Such is the Fenian theory in America, and sueh I think is the Fenian theory in Ireland. Irishmen are told to be ready to succor the Canadian invaders when they come five years hence, but if I mistake not they will tire of waiting, or find State employment on Spike Island long before the five years are out. It may be considered cruel to spoil the trade of the Orange press of the country, though it must be consoling to the people generally to know that they can in future slumber without the nightmare or the fear of Fenianism. If the War Office would send Sir Hugh Rose and all flic troops under his command to Canada, and the fleet that has been striking such terror into the French, into American waters, more might be done for the safety of the country and the perpet uation of tile Union Jack than by keeping them idle in Irish barracks and in St. George’s Channel and the Irish Sea. It, sir, you deem liic information I give of suffleieieut importance to lay it before your numerous readers, much more can be given by your obedient servant, An American Fenian . P 8.--I inclose my card. The Cholera, on the Increase at Smyrna —lt to advancing Eastward—lie Rav ages at Barcelona. Washington, Friday, Sept, 22, 18G5, The Consul at Smyrna, in a letter to the State Department, dated Aug. 19, says the cholera mortality is steadily on the increase I and its ravages alarming. It is stated in another communication that tlie cholera has appeared at Majorca, and our Consul that the scourge is still advan cing eastward. There is no doubt bnt that a number of cases have occurred at PortMa hone. _ The Consul at Barcelona reports to the Department that from the 24th to the 31st of August the number of deaths from cholera in that city baa averaged about 24 per day. On the lstof September there were 4.° deaths Irotn tail disease. SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1865. UN AUDACIOUS ROBBERY. A Xrw Tork Herald Rrporter 51,1,1, Over Six Tliouvaml Dollars’ Worth or Diu uionds—He I, Atrt-vted Attempts to Shoot Himself, eke,, &r, [From the St. Louis Democrat, Sept. 19.) On Friday last not a vety prepossessing looking gentleman, though with a glib longue, wont into the store of Mr C. D. Sul livan, one of our most extensive jewelers, doing business on Fourth street, opposite the Planter's House, and desired to see some ol' his finest diamonds He was a correspon dent and reporter of the New York Herald, he said, and that as it was fashionable to wear diamonds, lie desired to possess some of the glittering gems. Diamonds were shown him, but he did not purchase—among so many he was at a loss which to take. He called on Saturday—was still in a quandary. Last evening, about seven o'clock, lie again visited the store apparently with the tirni re solve awaiting upon the order of buying, but to buy. Laying a large envelope. Which he carefully carried in his hand, upon the show case, bearing the inscription, “$5, 750—M0 ney Package—American Express Company— For Colonel M. Parks, Southern Hotel, St Louis—From Washington, D. C ,” with an end torn off, and two or three bits of tissue paper protruding therefrom, “on the corners of which might have been seen the talismanic figures, “1,000,” he proceeded to examine the precious stones which were politely shown him. The attendants having gone to tea, Mr. Sullivan was alone in the store. The gentleman seemed to be less particular in his ideas than previously. He quickly selected the gems, viz. : One diamond pin, valued at $5,000. One diamond brooch and ear-rings (lady’s), valued at $1,200. Shoving the package over to Mr. Sullivan —at the same time casting his eyc.s into the street, up which a carriage was passing—he exclaimed, “There is the money all right —you may count it. There goes Lieutenant General Grant—l must go!” Before Mr. Sullivan lmd time to remoustrate or “ count his money ” his customer had disappeared after the carriage. Hastily dissecting the healthy-looking package, Mr. Sullivan dis covered that its contents consisted of two or three old Democrats, and the same number of New Y'otk clothing store lithographed ad vertising bills. lie lost no time in locking up his store and acquainting Chief Laibold with the facts. The chief promptly dis patched Detectives Ebernich and Coring after the thief. Accompanied by Mr. Sulli van, they made good time—perhaps as good time as has been made during the present season—looking into this place and that, Mr. Sullivan keeping a particularly sharp look out after pedestrians in gray. On the corner of Sixih street, and Washington avenue, between 8 and !) o'clock, n person wearing this color is observed crossing tbe street — quick ns thought Mr. Sullivan grabs him and demands his diamonds. “He will give them up if he is released.” He produces them. Mr. Sullivan complies with the promise made, upon which the “ precious ” man is seized by the officers above named and started in the direction of the Central sta tion. Unobservedly he draws a revol ver, but the cocking of it betrays him him and he is relieved of it—he says he will kill himself, at anv rate, with or without a pistol. On reaching the police station, he was taken into the office of Col. Laibold and searched. He gave his name as John Henry, and said we was from Irelaud, though he has very little, if any, of the “sweet Irish brogue j" said he was a correspondent of the New York Herald, and had in hi 9 possession bits of paper, upon which were discovered the peculiar hieroglyphics of the “short-hand man,” as a proof of the assertion. He has traveled from Uie East with Lieutenant Gen eral Grant and suit as such. Tlie chief hav ing been into the commissioners’ room after the search had been made, passed through the first mom into his private office, jtlic prisoner following him. Col. L. had previ ously taken off his uniform coat, laying it upon the table, preparatory to donning a citizen’s coat. On entering the room, the prisoner must have seen a small revolver pro truding from the breast pocket. Approach ing the table with great rapidity of move ment, be seized and cocked it, and, before ha could be prevenied, he had placed it against his greast and fired. The ball entered the left breast just below the nipple, coming out about six inches from the place where it en tered, having glanced on a rib, and creating but a flesh wound. A surgeon was immedi ately called in who dressed the wound. It bled profusely, but the prisoner did not seem to mind it He begged for his pistol that he might put an end to his existence. The weapon was of course denied him, but he says he will kill himself yet, a pin will do it and he knows how it is done. His case is a very clear ene, which ho* admits; but he says Ills life is in his own hands, mid he shall take it before lying long in a dungeon or going to the penitentiary. All concerned deserve great credit for tbe promptness which char acterized the proceeding attending the ar rest. Fenianism from an Engiiiii Paint of View. The London Economist, which represents the solid men of England, looks with pro found disgust upon the Fenian movement, as witness tbe following: Ireland is once more occupying the atten tion of newspapers during the dull season, and this, not so much because the season is dull, as because Ireland is turbulent. How is it thnt that singular people are so incura bly unlucky in all their demonstrations—that we never tiear of them doing anything credi table! or being anything satisfactory. The phenomenon called “Fenianism” is now up. A certain portion of the population—proba ably consisting of those ill-regulated and childish natures that are fascinated by mys tery, and iove to play at “sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion,” »Dd find an irre sistible attraction in whatever is lawless and forbidder—has taken to marching in step and drilling by moonlight.—A gunsmith of Ne naugh announces that, in consequence of the withdrawal of the proclamation by which Tipperary was placed under the “Crime and Outrage Act,” he has laid in a large stock of guns, pistols, and ammunition, which he is prepared to sell to the discontented lieges at the lowest price. Wc regard this Fenianism with no alarm whatever, but, we confess, with very sincere regret. It probably means nothing,'but it certainly indicates much. It is silly and contemptible, and in no way for midable as a manifestation against the public peace. But it is very sad, not as proving dis loyal and discontent, or as hinting at any likelihood of action, but ns showing with what puerile excitements the Irish people can amuse themselves, iu wlmu irrational hopes and teelings they can Indulge, how rooted is still the uational propensity to grasp the shadow andlet drop the substance. Fenian ism i» a bad symptom, not as showing that the Irish are as sediously inclined as ever, but as showing that they are just as incuta bly foolish. Two years ago one Sir Robert Montgom ery, the English governor of the Punjaub, spoke to the Seikh and olher chieftains about the importance of educating their daughters. They immediately established schools of their own, with sometimes a small measure of government help, and now there are no fewer than thirteen thousand girls under regular instruction. . Brig. Gen. Dickson was nearly killed at Galenn, 111., the other day, by the brother of 1 a rebel spy who was sentenced to death by a court martial over which the General pre sided. Thr Virginia Episcopal Convention At the Lpiscopal Convention of Virginia, held at Richmond, Bishop Meade made a forcible address, strongly urging a re union with the Norther n wing of the church. Rev. Dr. Andrews, chairman of the special committee, appointed to consider so much of the Bishop's interesting and impressive ad dress as refers to the future relations of the diocese with the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, respectfully report that, having had the documents referred to therein under their most deliberate and prayerful consideration, they iccomuiend the adoption of the follow ing resolutions:— That the Christian and conciliatory course of our respected diocesan, in his correspon dence with the Presiding Bishop and other members of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, touching a re-uuion with the general convention of said church, meets our cordial approbation ; that this Council appreciates and affectionately re sponds to every sentiment ol fraternal regard which has been manifested in the corres pondence referred to ; that this Council is of opinion that its objects, which all the par ties interested may be presumed most to de sire, will be best accomplished by referring the subject to the next General Couucil. Tlie report was adopted almost unani mously. THE ALABAMA CONVENTION —PERSONNEL OF THE MEMBERS. The New York Herald’s Montgomery cor respondence contains the following inter esting description of the composition of the State Convention: For respectability and talent the present Convention will compare favorably with any hitherto held in the State. Many of the members have held positions of trust in the councils of the State and nation in days gone by, and during the rebellion have represented the conservative element of the State. Among the most prominent members are ex Governor and ex-Uuited States Senator Benjamin Fitzpatrick, cx-Governor Winston, Hon. Robert Patton, Col. John A. Elmore, ex-speaker Crawford, Judge Mudd, Wm. P. Webb, Gen Fair, ex-Minister to Belgium; Judge Foster, James S. Clark, Judge Dox aud C. C. Sheets. The last named, together with Mr. J. S. Clark, were Union members of tlie convention that passed the ordinance of secession. Mr. Sheets refused to append his name to the bill, in consequence of which his life was threatened. He was afterwards arrested and thrown into prison, where he remained for fourteen months for his stub bornness and open Union sentiments. Upon his release his Union friends in Winston county sent him to the Legislature, where he did all in his power to oppose the Jeff. Davis government and bring Ihe war to a close. He is again a member of this Convention, aiding by vote and voice in restoring the State to her legitimate relations with the general government. There arc but lew such patriots to be found in the South as Mr. Sheets. Robert M. Patton, of Lauderdale county, is also prominent for his conservative senti ments during the war, and for the high posi tion he occupied as a politician loug pre vious. He was an old line Whig aud for many years the presiding officer of tlie State Semite. Asa presiding officer he has few superiors. He worked and voted against disunion to the last. Judge Foster, of Calhoun, and Judge Dox, of Madison county, were born in the State of New York, aud are both men of promi nence. They are from Northern Alabama, where a majori’y of the inhabitants have re mained loyal during the war. 1 kuow of no violent original secessionists who are mem bers of- the Convention and elected as such. The ordinance abolishing slavery for ever in the State will be passed without much oppo sition, and the indications now are that a bill admitting negro testimony in courts of justice aud right to hold property will De also pass ed. It is known that Governor Parsons is strongly in favor of it. The White House —The President is bur dened with visitors, who whisper in his ears their plaintive solicitations for pardon, and their tender purposes of reconstruction. A Washington paper of Thursday, says “the hpat of the ante rooms and hall adjacent to the President's apartment was suffocating, nnd could not be endured without frequent visits to tlie windows for fresh air. The ushers are jaded almost to exhaustion, aud Ihe secretaries, in sharing the labors of the President, seldom find rest. The pardon seekers throng the White House, if possible iu greater humbers than any time before, and spread themselves on the sofas of the cast room with all the license accorded to a Georgia bar-room. The ushers make their grand rounds quite often, to awaken tho3e who persist in sleeping in the arm chairs and wherever a favorable seat is to be found, and find no little difficulty in preserving the decorum of the place.” We are glad to read also, that the President continues in good health, notwithstanding the incessant an noyance anti tnx upon his physical energies to which he is subjected, and that he dispos es of the innumerable matters brought before him with remarkable despatch. It will take years to settle these applica tions for pardon seriatim, and something like a general amnesty will have to be granted. Tlie work, however, moves on bravely, and tbe President gains hosts of friends in the South— -New JTork Express. An Alarming Earthquake at Porto Rico Tlie Fright of the People, etc. Intelligence has been received from Porto Rico, by way of Havana, to the Ist of Sep tember. On the 29th of August the people of Porto Rieo were atarlled from sleep by an earth quake more violent than any living citizen of the place had ever experienced. It oc curred at a quarter past two in the morning, and consisted of terrific oscillations from east to west, preceded by a fearful subterra nean rumbling. The houses were violently shaken, though none of them fell. Thcpeo ple, in terror, rushed out into ttie streets in their night clothes ; but the shock, which only lasted forty-five seconds, was not re peated. The shock was felt all over the island, but was most forcible at ibe capital city. The government of Porto Rico has issued a decree in favor of establishing agricui tural schools for the youth of the country dis tricts An Unromantic Cocrtship.— Several years ago a young married man lett Kilmarnock with his wife and family, and settled in America. He prospered in his new. home up till a recent period, when his wife was taken 111 and died. His family being much in creased, lie saw he could not get on well without a wife. But he had neither time nor inclination ior a regular rourtsliip. So he wrote a letter to one of his youthful com rades here, asking whether any of tlie lasses who used to be in the “squad” were yet un married. A reply to this querry was duly forwarded which informed him that one whom he had known of old was still a ser vant-maid in the same house, a situation which she had kept for some fifteen years. The next mail brought a letter to this de serving woman, who must long ago have given up all hope of marriage, if old maids have no such expectations. Iu the letter was nu offer of marriage off-hand, which he : begged of her to accept, and that so warmly, ! that refusal was found to be impossible. She accordingly gave up her place, and has just, as a matter of fact, sailed to meet her des tined husband. —Ayrshire (Scotland) Express. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, Friday, Sept. 22, 1865. James W Duueau, wiio had ill treated some of the prisoners at AnJersonville, causing the death of one ot them, and who was arrested in the court-room yesterday, has becD committed to the Old C'apitol Pris on. This man whs summoned hither as a witness for Capt. Wirz. PRIVATE Cl AIMS AGAINST FOREIGN NATIONS. Citizens of the United States, having claims against foreign governments not founded on contracts which mny have originated since the Bth of February, ISIS, will, withoutjsny delay whicli can lie avoided.forward to the State Department statement of the same un der oath, accompanied by tlie proper proof. THE NEXT HOrSE. There is already some speculation on the organization of the next House- Col. Ed. McPherson (the present incumbent) is a candidate for the clerkship. Ex-Cougrcss man Train, of Massachusetts, is also said to be an asp’rant for that position. THE JEFF. DAVIS TRIAL AGAIN. It may be safely asserted that nothing posi tively definite has been determined relative to the trial of Jeff. Davis. The new rumor that it is to take place in Richmond about the middle of October is merely gratuitous. The President has only gone so far, it is believed, as to declare that when it does come off ihat it shall be before a civil tribunal. There is very excellent authority for declaring that two, if not three, members of the cabinet are opposed to giving Jeff. Davis any trial whatever. They prefer, it is intimated, that he shoiild leave the country forever. THE FREEDMEN’S BUREAU ORDER. The celebrated Freed men’s Bureau order Issued about the Ist of September, relative to the seizure of abandoned, but unconfisticated lauds, had the President's signature attached to it by some mistake; hence the issue of the supplementary order of the 12th of Septem ber, giving a very different version of the procedure to he taken in seizing lands for tlie use of freedmen. It is hardly thought that the mistake could hove been intentional, though it was serious. OOVERSOR BRAMI.KTTE’S VISIT —POLITICAL AF FAIRS IN KENTUCKY. Governor Bramlelte’s visit to Washington occasions many suimises among those who attacli great significance to ummportmant events. Believing his State to be misunder stood and misrepresented, it is probably true that he is here partly to contradict some of the unfounded rumors in circulation nnd to assure the authorities that no difficulties need be apprehended concerning tlie negroes within its limits. He thinks there are not five thousand voters in Kentucky opposed to emancipation. The apparent opposition he asserts to be wholly due to extraneous caus es. Neither is there any respectable number of individuals in the State farrayed against the President’s plan of reconstruction. Mr. Harney, ot the Louisville Democrat, is al most alone in his opposition ; but Kentuck ians are divided as 10 methods of abolishing slavery. When the present State constitu tion was formed its framers intended to per petuate the institution, nnd placed it out of the power of any majority to legally abolish slavery by amending tlie constitution in less than six years, and by then guaranteeing compensation to the owners. The present Legislaiuro will probably execute a flank movement on the institution, declare it worthless or an incumbrance, and pass the constitutional amendment. The families of negio soldiers have been uniformly liberated in obedience to law The general drift of Kentucky politics is finally in the right direc tion. and tbe indications are that Governor Bramlette, General Rosseau. Green Clay Smith and other opponents will become the warmest of political bedfellows at no distant day. DISMANTLING THE FOP.TS AROUND WASHINGTON. The consolidated command knowtt as the Second New York heavy artillery, Major (J. F. Hulse commanding, which was ordered to be mustered out of service some time ago, is engaged dismantling the works which they have been occupying, and probably will not get away before the 27th iost. This dismantling of forts, taken iu connection with the mustering out of officers of General Haskins' staff, indicates the intention of the military authorities to soon abandon alto gether the defence of Washington south of the Potomac. Mr3. Moore, Widow of tUc Paet. A link between the literature of this day and the Byron era was broken on the 4tti instant by' the death of the widow of “ Tom Moore,” at the age of sixty six. She died at Sloperton, Cottage, England, loug the residence of the brilliant author of the “Melodies.” Few are now left, says the London Times, of the brilliant company who adorned the early part of the nineteenth century, aud whose names are famous in our literature. Among these names none is or will be held in more kfedly remembrance than that of tiie lady to whom the poet Moore gave his heart. Moore not only loved her —he was proud of her, and it is delight ful to see in his letters and in his diaries with what eagerness he sounded her praises. He writes to his mother in 1813: You cannot imagine what a sensation Bessey excited at the ball the other night.— She was very prettily dressed, and certainly looked very beautiful. I never saw so much admiration excited. It strikes everybody almost that sees her how like the form and expression of her face are to Cntalnni’s! And so through all his letters and journals, he is never tired of referring to her, quoting what she said, telling what she did, describ ing how she looked and recording how she was admired. He married her in 1811, and her history is summed up in this one phrase --that she was (he delight of his life. She does not appear to occupy a grent place in his poetry; but it is one of the curious traits of many a poet that he is excited to sing less by the real mistress of his heart than by some imaginary heroine, or by some beauty that kindles a passing name. Mrs Moore was not a Losbia. nor a Beatrice, nor a Laura, nor a Highland Mary, destined in song to live forever; but as much as any of these, if no more, she was a poet’s idol. She died at three o'clock in the morning. Stic was sensible to the end. She knew that she was dying, and she said that she was quite happy. She was the last that remained to us of the Moore family, and now tiiat she is departed we begin, to count with some sadness how many links are there left to connect the present generation of letters with the past. A Combustible Mud. —At a recent meet ing of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, Major Risely describes a combustible mud, of which he first heard last September. It exists in large tracts, notably in the Pertabghur dis tricts in Oude, where there is a jhecl ot swamp of black mud, which looks likp ashes and smoulders like wood. The mud, when dried, blazes quite freely. It has been tried at Cawupore by Mr Taylor, the locomotive foreman, and was found to give very nearly as much steam as wood. “It would do very well for locomotives, and could be supplied at six annas the maund. ’ When chaired it can be used in a blacksmith's furnace. The ash, of which it leaves a great deal, will, they say, be very useful as a manure for poor sandy soils. Bits of bone and frag ments of decayed wood were found ln *it at considerable depths. The Calcutta analyzers call it impure peat, resulting from the'con tinual decomporilion ot vegetable matter at the bottom of a marsh. It is curious that tlie natives, though well aware of its proper ties, make no use of it, tbeir reason being that it owes its origin to “enormous sacri fices of ghee and grain burnt m situ by god like people in the old time.” professioval cards. THOS i.O. RWIN, WM. H. OWEN. THOS WILSON cr OHI O. I ATE OOL. O.M.D. «>* IOWA CORBIN, OWES A WILSON, <U to Johnston, Corwin A FinnelL) .A T TO R ]ST E YS AMD COUNSELLORS AT LAW, And Solicitors of Ch'ms, OFFICE. 222 F STREET, he*. TREAf URT BUILP -INO, IN RELAR OF WILLARD'S HOTEL, \v a. siii tv c ; r on, x> . c . Will practice In the Supreme Court ol the United Stalc->. the Coun of C.alma, and the Court* ol the Diati-lct of Columbia. Particular attention given to Claim* and Depart ment buxinem. Officers Accounts adjusted. Law Notice. I HAVE resumed the practice of my profession in the city of Washington, and will also attend to business before the Department-*. ™ _ __ P PHILLIPS, Washington, D. C, August 2Sth. aepG-eodlra W. W. PAINE, Attorney fit Law, SAVANNAH, GA. g p P3 lm _ I. C. FEATHER, H. D., Office, 18 1-2 Merchants’ Row, HIT Toy HEAD, S. C. 11129 j m C. S. BUNDY, Q-eueral A. gout AND ATTORNEY FOR CLAIMS, No. 247 F Strect, Bftwfen 13th and 14tu Streets, , (Near Pay Department,; Washington.D. O. Juan ts EINSTMIn ROSENFELD Ik. Cos., B a : j k. e r s, K T o. 8 Broad Street, Mew' You;. We draw at \ r.r, i at six’" and.) on London, Paris, p'ka.nxfost, ;...J other principal ci.L. ot Europe. Parties openin'* current ace .; its. in* deposit and draw at ilieir c uveuien.: the same as with the Cary 1 will he allowed interest or, u'l iri.i over On? Thousand Doll ~ t * i of four pet- rent, pat annum. Oi h> for the purch* e or "aided unoi i.u oi Govt nm tit anJ . riiei f'ocl.s. Rond: and Gold executed on Cortmir.i.-n Headquarters Scb-Di9trict of Ogeechit i Savannah,Ga, Sept. 20, 1885. f Circular,^ No. 22. f On aud after this date articles iu the Public Market of this city will be sold at the following prices. Persons violat’ng this order, will lie reported to this office and summarily dealt with. By command of Bvt. Major Gen. J. M. BRAN NAN. Wm. H. Folk, Ist Lieut, and A. A. A. G. 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I'J Wall Street, New York, Dealers iu Lolti, Silver, Foreign Exchange and fiovernnieut Securities. fx 1 ! attention to the pmcbaae and sale o V North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor e*a Alabama, i*e\v Urlenna and Bank notca Somhern Mama Bunds aud Coupon*, Railroad Bomb and O, upon a. * I Intercut allowed on deposits. Jyls-3m WEW SITIIITFOH 'of{ The Great Invention cf the Age Hpop Skirts, J. W, BrntUev a Sew Patent Dnp«* EUj p . tic (or Double) Spring Skirt. 1 THIS Invention consists of Duplex (or two) Ellntie Pare Refined Steel Sprmg* WcniousT/teXd I'giitly and firmly togelher. ed.-e to edge. making the toughest, most flexible, clastic and- clurabiTsfrine ever used. They seldom head or break like the sin gle Springs, and consequently preserve their perfect lit'rt beautiful shape more than twice aa lung as anv Single Spring Skirt ever has or can he made. X The wonderful flexibility and grent comfort and pleasure to any lady wearing Ihe Duplex Elliptic Kbii-t w ill be experience and particularly in all crowded Assem lilies. Operas, Carriages. Railroad Cars, Church Pen Arm Chairs, for P omenade and House Dress, Skirt ran he folded when in use to occuova jdaee as easily and conveniently as a Silk or Muslin A lady having enjoyed the pleasure, comfort arm grest convenience of wearing the Dunier nu u Steel Spring Skirt for a single -lay wilf ne T ef i^ Uc wards willingly dispense »nh their use. ForchlldrT' misses and jonng ladies they nr»superior toaUoth’ The Hoops are oovered with 2 dlv rionhn. . thread and will wear twice us long iw the sln„ t | WlSted covering which is used on all Singfe SteeflS 3 o^ arn The three bottom rods on everySklrttreaM??? Steel, and twice or double covered to \P° nblß ering from wearing off the rods when £l^ n th^ COT stairs. atone steps. <fcc., which they S^ B SS, g . dowu subject to when In nsc. y are con “hiutly All are made of the new and elegant oma** j m and are the best quality in even- p“u wearer the most graceful a»d SmL-f.S!!?* to l he and arc nnqpestion*bly tnc mows P9*«jh* e comfortable and economical fellrt ev™“ide tabie ' WESTS', BRADLEY & CARY, fisted I * t « West.; Proprietors of the Invention, «ifcuV °‘ New Chamb ' ,R ’ and 79 SI Ararat the United Sutefaml Canldw C {&’ £s* de Cub., Mexico, South America, and th“ »SwT irC sot th * Elii PUc for double) SOUTHERN Mporting and Importing COMPANY, OF FLORIDA. THIS association is prepared to make advances In currency of Gold on consignments of Cotton, rfi aval Stores, Lumber, Ac , to their agent in Liver pool. Orders solicited for goods from merchants and plan ters. The strictest attention will be pard to all orders however small, for goods ffom England, France or Qermany. Our Savannah and Charleston Agents, being salaried make no charge for forwarding either way and will furnish circular of details. R. F. FLO l b. President, Jacksonville, Fla. Aocsts —E. T. Paine, Liverpool, England, R. E. Screven, Charleston. S. C.t Henry Bryan, Savannah, Ga. urnos nep]B “ink. o K GRCSS INK. in stands, at *8 SO per gross. 16 J clcxeu Arnold’* Writing Fluid, pints, at S* ®or derail. For sale by SAVIILE A LEACH aal* ts c«r. Bryao street sad Market square,