Unplenu'nt to Umtir jtrali
The Savannah Daily Herald
Local Charactkhistics South and North.
A Southern paper protests against atl at
tempts to “de-Southernize the South, to
bleach out its tone ami color, to emasculate
its mind and character, leaving it neither one
thing nor the other.” We should oppose any
such attempts as strongly as our Southern
cotemponry. There are many distinctive
phases of lile and character in the South
which are admirable. The climate of many
of the States has induced habits of less ac
tivity than prevail in our Northern regions,
and from this have arisen marked personal
characteristics, which it is beyond our power
to change. The easier condiiions of life in
the South have originated and developed
trails in the Southern man which are less
prominent iiutbe Northern man; and these
we would not cbange gJTlie chief pursuit, in
planting, of the dominant class of the South
ern people, has made prominent differences
between them and the commercial class,
which is the most powerful in the North; and
the Southern features we would not have
changed. The thinking people of the South
have given more attention to politics, and
the thoughtful people in the North have
given more attention to literature ; aud from
this circumstance has sprung intellectual va
rieties, both ot which have their value, and
neither of which we would alter. In short,
whatever there is distinctive in Southern
modes of life and phases of character that
has an adherent value, or is adopted to their
distinctive pur uitf, proclivities or conditions
of existence, we would retaiu, and protest
against attempts to change. We do not de
sire that the Southern people should he “de
-Bjutheruized.”or that they should assimilate
iu characteristics or costume to the people
of the New England States, or even Wes
tern States, or even of this admirable city.—
N. Y. Times.
The Roll of Congress. —The leading jour
nals haye receutly published a statement of
the law governing the Clerk of the House of
Representatives iu making up the roll fur the
organization of the next House, who con
stiue that law so as to preclude him from
placing on the roil any names of Represen
tatives elected from the lately rebellious
States. This statement they have incorrect
ly attributed to the Clerk himself. It was
written by Mr. Whitelaw Reid, the Libruriau
of the House, for a Western journal with
which he is conuected; hue there are suffi
cient reasons for believing that it faithfully
and exactly states the view of the law on
which the Clerk will act. It may therefore
be considered as settled that in the organiza
tion of the House no members elect from
the late insurrectionary States will partici
Alter the organization, their cases will
come up on the presentation of their cre
dentials, and will doubtless be referred in
due course to the Committee on Elections.
Mr. McPherson himself, however, has pub
lished nothing on the subject, and is not
likely to volunteer a printed explanation of
liis intended course in advance. In the Sen
ate the organization was effected at the ex
traordinary session following the inaugura
tion, and consequently the claims of the
Senators elect from the States lately at war
with the general government were duly con
sidered by that body on the presentation of
their respective credentials.
An extraordinary attempt at wholesale
murder hag ’occurred at Taverstock, Eng
land. A laboring man named John Aledland
shot Miss E izabeth Blatchford, the daughter
of a farmer, and when her mol her aud sis
ters came to her rescue he fired at them in
succession, although fortunately without re
sult. He then endeavored to cut his throat.
It seem 9 that the wretch was desperately in
love with Miss Elizabeth, who is extremely
handsome, hut his pretensions were opposed
by her family, and he formed tbe desparate
resolution to kill them, aud himself after
When the earthquake occurred at San
Francisco, a lady who was engaged in wash
ing an infaDt ot very tender age, ran scream
ing into the street. She stood on the side
walk for some time swinging something in
her hand, which at first" was taken for a
dressed chicken by the bystanders, but which
began to speak for itself in language which
placed it at once in the category of a differ
ent class of animated nature. She was hold
ing it by the foot, head downward, and had
forgotten all about what she had iu hand.
Anotheb Boiler Explosion. —On Friday
morning last one of the steam biilers, lo
cated ru the premises of the Convent of the
Sacred Heart, corner of Tenth avenue and
131st street, New York, and used to generate
steam tn beat the building, exploded, killing
Daniel Fitzpatrick, engineer, and shattering
the boiler into many pieces, some of which
were thrown a considerable distance. The
convent building was not damaged, bowfvur,
and no other person besides Mr. Fitzpatrick
A St. Louis photographer succeeded in get.
ing some excellent photographic views o.
the recent solar eclipse at three differen 1
stages of obscuration. So the sun, like some
of our belles, paints his own face some
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1805.
Treaties with Indian..
The Secretary of the Interior this morning
received a communication from Major Gene
ral Curiis, of the Indian Commission, dated
Fort Suliey, October 20, shows that the trea
ties have been made with the Chiefs of the
Minnecongoes, Two Kettles. Brutes, Yank
torias, Sans Aic, Blaekfoot, Sioux, and one
Papas tribes of Indians. The substance of
the treaties stipulate perpetual peace, our
right ot way through their country, the pro
tection of our people passing, &c. The
Commission having agreed to give about S3O
a family per annum, and about $25 a lodge
to tho9e who enter upon tarming—all pay
ments to be made in goods, under the direc
tion of the Secretary ot the Interior.
The tribes at these treaties were not as ful
ly represented as could be desired, hut they
all promised to bring a much laiger, if not
full representative body to meet the Commis
sion next Spiing. The Commissioners, how
ever, have heard of more Indians en route
to meet them, and expect to get more sign
ers to the treaties already made, and possibly
treaties with more of the tribes.
Major General Curtis has written to the
Secretary ot War concerning the tribes who
have made treaties with the Commission,
urging the necessity of giving due notice to
commanding officers, so that they may co
operate with the Commissioners.
Information has been received at the In
dian Bureau, from the Commissioners, ui>w
in the Indian country treating with the In
dians, that the season is so tar advanced they
are apprehensive of severe winter weather,
and the closing of navigation, which it is dt
sirable to escape, if possible, but owing to
the importance of the duty of the Commis
sion, aud iu view of an evident desire on the
part of the Indians to slop shedding of
blood, the Commissioners will remain as long
as possible, so as to accomplish all the good
that cau he in view ot the circumstances.—
Washington Star , Thursday Evening.
Larcent of the House. —ln this be
nighted legion, “larceny from the house" is
not an uncommon occurrence, but we have
never yet had to record a case of larceny
of the house. In this, as in some other
branches of the fine arts, the Gothamites are
a long way in advance of us. The New York
Times of Saturday says:
On Thursday night some unknown per
sons tore down and carried away a traine
building recently occupied by Engine Com
pany No. 32. The alarm hell, which weighed
three hundred pounds, was also taken away.
The company had been disbanded within a
few days, aud the property turned over to
Fire Commissioners. None of the thieves
have been apprehended.
Fenians in Canada. —A Toronto dispatch
announces that the Canadians have at
last discovered the Fenian plot to rob their
banks, for which they have been for some
time most assiduously watching. Two men,
who it is said have made a confession of the
conspiracy and disclosed its plans, have
been committed to jail in Toronto, and the
financial community of that place is much
agitated over the affair. The Feniau bonds
are selling in Quebec and Montreal. Meet
ings of the Executive Council have been held
both at Ottawa and in Montreal, at, which
plans for placing on the frontier an'armed
lorce of six or eight thousand men were con
The Trial of Jeff. Davis —The New York
Herald says : —lt is reported from Washing
ton that in a late consultation on the sub
ject with the President, the Chief Justice
gave it as his opinion that it would he in
appropriate and inexpedient to try Jeff. Da
vis in Virginia while stiil under military law,
and before the State is wholly reconstructed,
unless uuder a special act of Congress. The
Chief Justice does not like thu> idea of hold
ing a court subject to military authority.—
Circumstances alter cases very materially
sometimes. The upshot of the matter wiil
probably be the holding over of Jeff Davis
for some action on the part of Congress.
Large numbers of Germans, Swedes, and
Danes are pouring into Virginia. But the
supply is not equal to the demand. The
price fixed for their services as farm hands
or laborers is slsoayear, with food and lod
ging, for men between twenty and fifty years
old, and for women, SIOO. A more useful
population, the condition of tbe State con
sidered, could not be had.
The Presideot having nearly cleared his
table of pardon cases, it is understood that
he will shortly rescind the order directing
the suspension ot tbe issue of requisitions
from the Attorney General’s office. At pre
sent. all applications are simply examined at
the latter office, and forwarded to tbe State
Department, the President sending for such
warrants as he decides to sign.
Rev. Dr. Bacon, of New Haven, Ct., has
lately been to Richmond. On his way back
he called upon President Johnson, and told
him, among other things, that he found 250
white children attending the lahratory school
at Richmond, as poor and ignorant as the
blacks, and equally needing aid from the
North. Whereupon the President quietly
remarked. “I am very glad to find that
anybody knows that there are white folks at
the South 1”
MR. H. G. Ward would inform hi-* frienda that the
Second Session of his Dancing School for Young
Men will begin ou Monday tbe 20th instant.
Those wishing to avail themselves of the opportunity
thus otfered to acquire tbe art will leave their names
«t Van Newton A Ward'd Grocery. No. 153 Broughton
street, or at the St. Andrew's Hall, on Mouday Kve
uing. Tbs Afternoon Class tor Youug Ladies and
Children meets on Tuesday aud Thursday Afternoons,
at3}£ o’clock. lw nl3
PICKED UP, floating in the Savannah River, on the
7th day of April. 1865. a Flat Boat, 4*2 feet G inches
in length, 13 feet beam. 3 feet G inches deep, and not
painted. Negroes on nearly every plantation on tbe
Savannah river claim the above Flat. Notice is here
by given to the legal owner to come forward, prove
property, pay expenses or said Flat will be sold. For
further particulars apply to the watchman at Fig
Island Mid. P. W. SEARS.
\ LL persons having demands against the estate of
Edward G. Wilson, deceased, of Chatham county,
are respectfully requested to hand them in properly au
thenticated ; and all persons indebted to said estate
are requested to make immediate payment to
ANA IS WILSON,
Plastering, Repairing aul f bitewasliiig
THE Subscriber respectfully announces to bis friends
and the public that he has returned to Savannah,
where he will resume the business conducted by him
during the past twenty years. He is prepared to do
Plastering, Repairing, Whitewashing. «fcc., iu a man
ner to give satisfaction, ami lespectiully solicits the
orders of his old friends and patrons,
nl l-lin ISAAC BRUNNER.
FOR SALE—English and Spanish Cast Nett, Cast
Net Leads, Thimbles, Hand and Lead Lines,
Fish Lines, Cotton and Hemp Seine Twine, Cotton
and Hemp Heines, Flax Gllling Twine for mullets
and shad, Tikes, Turtle Nets, Quail Nets, Minnow
Seines aud Dip Nets, Cork and Cedar Floats, Right
and Left-laid Net and Seine Rope.
Every kind of Net and Seine made to order.
American Net and Twine Cos.,
43 COMMERCIAL STREET, BOSTON.
Savannah, Oct. 27, 18C5.
The Municipal authorities having appoint
ed Port Wardens for the Port of Savannah,
the Board assembled this day and elected
THOS. HOLCOMBE, Chairman, and
THOS. J. BULLOCH, Clerk.
Parties interested will make application to
the undersigned, at the Exchauge.
THOS. J BULLOCH,
COMSTOCK & KINSEY, ‘
Office No. 154 Bay Strcet.Savannali Ga.
WE keep on bund and furnish to order at Manu
facturers' Prices,Eugine,Foot and Hand Lathes,
Plines, Drills, Chucks. Bolt t utters, Gesi Cutters.
Wood & Mann “Portable Engines,” Hoisting En
gines, V\ ood Working Machinery of every description.
Stationery Steam Engines and Boiler*. Cotton Gins
and Presses, Saw Mills, Rice Mills, Grist Mills, Circu
lar and Mill Haws, Rubber and Leather Belting and
Hose. Gearing, .shafting. Hangers and Pul lies, Hy
draulic Jacks and Punches, Pumps of all kinds. All
kinds of Wood and Iron Working Machinery and
Agents for the West Point Foundry, E. A. Wood’s
Steam Guage and Boiler Feeders,
nr- SEND FOR A CIRCULAR.
COMSTOCK A KINSEY,
No. 154 Bay street,
oct4-Tu,Th&S2m Savannah. Ga.
Lamps, Chandeliers, Brackets, Ilarp Hangers, Side
Backs, Side Lamps, jyith and without Reflectors; Fan
cy Hall Lamps, Lanterns, Bases, Pegs and Fonnt-s-
Patent Glass Cones, Burners, Globes, Chimnies and
Wick, DRUGGISTS' FLINT A GREEN GLASS, Crock
ery Dealers’ and Confectioners’ GLASSWARE. Goods
of all kinds made to order. KEROSENE OIL.
JAMES T. WRIGHT,
225 Greenwich Street, Two doors below Barclay, N. Y
AWAY WITH SPECTACLES*
/ \LD Eyes mude New, without Spectacles, Doctor
w or Medicine. Pamphlet mailed free on receipt
of ten cents. Address 8. B. Foote, M. D., No. 1130
Broadway, New York. n9-2w
Architecture- and Engineering.
MULLER A BRUYN, Architects and Engineers,
are now prepared to furnish Drawings, [specifica
tions And Estimates fur Buildings. Also for ail kinds
of Machinery, such as Haw Mills and other Mills, Facto
ries, Ac., and to superintend the building of tbe »ame.
Surveying done iu all its branches. Levelling, Ac-
Office in Sorrel's Building, corner of Bull ana Bay 8 8,
M. P. MULLER,
Civil and Mechanical Engineer.
nov4*lm ArchiU ct.
Port Royal House,
HILTON HEAD, S. €.
RIDDELL A RUG G, Pbopbiitois
B. 8. RIDDKU.. k i p BDWU
SEA ISLAND HOm,
HILTON HEAD, S. C.,
NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
BUCKLY & BANCROFT, Proprietor.
Fi>w\pd L. Jones. Agent. ts octlO
fTUIE OLD GLOBE HOTEL, corner Broad and Jack
son streets, having passed into tjie ham Is of W.
C. Hkwitt, late of tbe *• Hewitt U- use,” Va., has been
thoroughly renovated, and is now open for the recep
tion oi visitors to the city. He will be most happy
to see his old friends and the travelling public gen
erally at the Glomr. where they will receive every at
tention and meet with the very best accommodation
the Southern country can afford.
W. C. HEWITT, Proprietor.
Col. G. 11. Jonrs, Clerk. nB-lm
Corner hull and ( ongn-Ma Streets, under
IMPORTER and Wholesale Dealer In Havana Se
gura. Leaf and Smoknig Tobacco, Also, all kinds
of Virginia Chewing and Smoking Tobacco. Mcr
pchaum, Brier Root, and all other kinds of Fancy
State and County Tax <Jol-
TIIE Subscriber is a Candidate for re-election, ana
respectftilly asks the suffrage of the citizens oi
obt3o _ SEABORN GOODALL.
LINVILLE & GLEASON.
-A. GENTS FOXI
MERRITT, WALCOTT & CO.,
64 CoDrtlandt Street, New York.
MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF
BOLTS, NUTS AND WASHERS
Bridge, Car, Ship or Band Hook,.
BOILER BOLT ,
SETT SCREWS, COACH OR LAG SCREWS.
Hot and Cold Pressed Nuts,
ROUND AND SQUARE WASHERS,
Tumbackles, Holt Ends, Tap®
and. Dios. &c.
ALSO DEALERS IN
LOCOMOTIVES, CARS, RAILS, CHAIRS,
SPIKES,TIRES, AXLES; CAR TRIM
MINGS of every description, and
every article used in constructing
or operating Railroads.
COAL OIL, TALLOW, WASTE FELTING, HEMP;
AND RUBBER PACKING; LAMPS, PAINTS,
VARNISH, *O.; ENGINEERS’ TOOLS,
of every description; CHIPPING
AND RIVETING HAMMERS,
WIRE, INSULATORS, BATTERIES, IN
STRUMENTS, ACIDS, SULPHATE
Also Manufacturers of the
BEST OAK TANNED BELTING.
MACHINERY. LATHS, PLANERS,
DRILLS. PUNCHES AND SHEARS,
STEAM ENGINES, STATION
ARY AND PORTABLE
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