intpplcmcnt to Dailg Ijcratd.
The Savannah Daily Herald
How Dbacon Smith Courted the Widow.-.
The deacon’s wagon stopped one morning
before the widow Jones’s door, and gave the
usual country sign that he wanted somebody
in the house by dropping the reins and sitting
double, with his elbows on bis knees. Out
tripped the widow, lively as a cricket, with a
tremendous black ribbon on her snow white
•‘Well, ma’am Jones, perhaps yon don't
want to sel! one of vour cows, now, lor noth
ing, any way, do you ?”
“Well, there, Mr. Smith, you could not
have spoken my mind better. A poor lone
woman like me does not know what to do
with so many creatures, and I should be
glad to trade if we can fix it."
So they adjourned to the meadow Deacon
Smith looked at Roan—then at the widow—
at Brindle—then at the widow—at the Down
ing cow—then at the widow again—and so
on through the whole forty. The same <ydl
was made for a week, but the deacon could
not decide what cow he wanted. At length,
on Saturday, when the widow Jones was in
a hurry to get through her baking for Sun
day—and had “ever so much to do in the
house," as ail farmers’ wives aud widows do
on Saturday—she was a little impatient.—
Dacon Smith was as irresolute as ever.
“That ere Downing is a pretty fair crea
ture,” said the deacon, “but”—he stopped to
glance at the widow’s face; and then walked
round her—not the widow, but the cow.
“The Downing cow I knew before the late
Mr. Jones bought her.” Here he sighed at
the allusion to the late Mr Jones ; she sigh
ed, and they both looked at each other. It
was a highly interesting moment.
“Old Roan is a faithful old milch, and so
is Brindle, bat I have known the Downing
belter." A long stare succeeded his speech,
the pause was getting awkward, and at last
Mrs. Jones broke out: .
“Lord, Mr. Smith ! if I'm the cow you
want, ho 6ay so !’’
The intentions of the deacon and the widow
were publisned the next week.
The following is a psalm sung in Osmoth
erly Church, Yorkshire, England, above a
century ago. It was composed by the par
ish clerk on the occasion of the murrian—a
severe distemper that raged among the
horned cattle in the year 1747. It was sung
and chorused by the whole congregation in
the church. The fonr first stanzas contained
an account of the cattle that died, and the
names of the farmers to whom they belonged.
The remaining verses were as follows :
No Christian's boll nor cow, they say,
But. takes it out of hand;
And we shall have no cows at all,
I doubt, within this land.
The doctors, through they all have spoke
Like learned gentlemen,
Aud told us how the entrails look
Os cattle dead and green;
Yet they do nothing do at all,
With all their learning’s store ;
So Heaven drive out this plague away,
And vex us not no more.
This piece was so well received that after
the service it was desired again by all the
congregation, except five farmers, who wept,
declaring that the lines were too moving.
The iniuister, on going out said to the clerk,
“Why, John, what psalm was that we had
to-day—it was not of David's ?” “No, no,"
quoth John, big with the honor he had ac
quired, “David never made such a psalm
since he was born; this is one of my own.”
A Cat Story.— A short time since the pi
lot boatjCoquette, while lying at Marblehead,
thirty miles from Boston, took on board in
the forenoon a cat which was presented to
Captain MartiD by an old citizen of that
town. At about eight o'clock the same even
ing, the boat arrived at Lewis’ wharf in Bos
ton when the cat got on the wharf and dis
appeared. At twelve o'clock the next day,
the cat arrived safely home at her former
master’s house in Marblehead.—Boston Htr
Port Royal House,
HILTON HEAD, S. C.
BIDDKLL & RUGG, PaoriiiTOn
a. s. biodill. ii. r. scoa.
NOW LANDING AND FOR SALE.
4(U| Boxes, X. X »<>d caddies Tobacco, which we
"W are now offering at prices lower than it can
be bought for in Northern cities.
MILLKIt, THOMAS A CO.,
nll-tf " No. 206 Bay strceet.
OK GROSS INK, n stands, at $8 50 per gross. 16
Mtl lioaeu Arnold's Writing Fluid, pints, at $T per
ilozuo. Far sale by
BAVILLE A LEACH.
soli ts cor. Bryan street aud Market square.
PERUVIAN and Swan Island Gnanos, Superphos
phates, and the Bruce Concentrated Fertiliser,
are ottered to the Trade at the lowest wholesale prices,
by GKO. E. WHITE A CO., 66 Cliff street, New York.
SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1865.
Re-Establishment of Mail Facilities In
The Post Office Department desires to
furnish the State of Georgia with Postal
service, at the earliest practicable day, until
July Ist, 18GG, when the regular contracts’
proposals tor which are now advertised for,
will go into effect.
The Department invites proposals for con
veying the mails until June 30, 1866, to all
country seats and other important points not
reached by Railroad communication, at rates
not to exceed $8 per mile per annum for
weekly set vice ; sls for semi-weekly, and
$22 for tri-weekly; and where the importance
of the case requires, s+o for daily service;
counting the distance one way only in all
Service will be furnished on routes, where,
before the war, it was daily, three times a
week; where it was tri-weekly twice a week;
and where it was semi-weekly, weekly
service will be allowed.
Proposals should be addressed to “Hon.
Geo. W. McLellan, 2d Asst. P. M- Washing
ton, D. C.. and should state they are for
service to end June 30th. 1866.
nov 4 ts
[Formerly Cutter for Wm. R. Symons]
BEGS most respectfnlly to Inform hi. friends and the
public gem-rally, that he has removed from (he
store of Mr. A. B. Ives to
No. 12 WHITAKER STREET,
(Between Bryan and Bay,;
where he will be glad to meet his old easterners and
as many new ones as will favor him with their orders.
ZfT Aiways on hand, a good assortment of
CLOTHS, CASSIMEREB, VBBTlNGß,whichheto pr©-
partd to make up at the shortest notice and in the
most fashionable style.
Remember No. lfc— if you want what is good and
TRY ONE POUND.
wA# ™ £ m i/iMw rM foo#
That received a medal and honorable mention from
the Royal Commissioners, the competlon of all prom
inent manufacturers of •‘Corn Starch” and “Prepared
Corn Flour” of this and other countries notwithstand
The food and luxury of the age, without a single
fault. One trial will convince the most skeptical.—
Makes PuddiDga, Cakes, Custards, Blanc Mange, Ac.,
without isinglass, with few or no eggs, at a cost as
tonishing the most economical. A alight addition to
ordinary Wheat Flour greatly improves Bread and
Cake It Is also excellent for thickening sweet sauces,
gravies for fish and meata, soups, Ac. For Ice Cream
nothing can compare with it. A little boiled in milk
will produce rich cream for ooffee, chocolate, tea, Ac.
Put up in one pound packages, under the trade
mark Maizena, with directions for use.
A most delicious article of food for children and in
valids of all ages.
For sale by Grocers and Druggists everywhere.
Wholesale Depot, 166 Pulton Street.
au2s-3m General Agent,
THOS. W. BROOKS
FURNITURE AND GENERAL
994 Dock Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
N. B.—All ORDERS seut by Mail promptly at-
PBrieri to. Ivßl-tt
OFFICE OF PROVOST MARSHAL,)
Uistbiot op Savannah, >
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 3lst, 1666. )
THE notice issued from the office of the Provost
x Marshal, Snb-Dlstrlct of Ogeechee, dated Savan
nah, Aug. llth, 1865, ordering all Uriuking or Bil
liard Saloons, Ac., where liquor are sold to be closed
at 10 o’clock, P. M., is hereby revoked.
By command of
Bvt. MaJ. Gen. J.-M. BRANNAN.
(Signed) CLARKE H. REMICK,
Capt. and Provost Marshal. novl
Exporting and Importing
THIS association Is prepared to make advafeces In
currency of Gold on consignments of Cotton,
Naval Stores, Lumber, Ac., to their agent In Liver
Orders solicited for goods from merchants and plan
ters. The strictest attention will be paid to all orders
however small, for goods (Tom England, France or
Germany. Our Savannah and Charleston Agents,
being salaried, make no charge for forwarding either
way and will furnish circular of details.
K. F. FLOYD, President,
Auxsts E. T. Fains, Liverpool, England; R. E.
Screven, Charleston, 8. C.; Henry Bryan, Savannah,
Ga. Smos aapM
Sale of Government Steam
Chief CJparteemaster’sPffice Dept. S. C. I
Hilton Head, S. C., November 13,1836. (
Will be sold at public Auction, at this place, on
MONDAY, December 11, 1836, at 12 M. under direc
tion of Captain W. E. Morford, A. q. M., the follow
ing Government vessels, viz :
NELLY BAKER, side wheel steamer ; 293 tons ;
wooden Hull ; length on deck 163 feet; beam 26
feci 0 inches; over all 46 feet ; depth of hold 8 feet«
inches ; draft 6 feet 10 inches ; has one beam eu
giue : diameter of cylinder 32 incties ; stroke of pis
turn ID feet; has one single return flue boiler.
Has saloon accommodations, full promenade
decks, and is well found in chains, anchors, Ac.
NEPTUNE, side wheel steamer; 382 tons; wooden
hull; length on deck 141 feet; beam 20 feet 6 inches ;
over all 46 feet 2 inches ; deptli of hold lo feet 10
inches ; draft 7 feet; has one beam engine; diameter
of cilindei'42 inches ; stroke of piston 8 feet; lias one
single return flue boiler.
This sieamer lias lull promenade deck, fore and
aft, and is a good freight or ramie carrier.
ONEOTA, doubie-end side-wheel ferry boat:
wooden hull; 346 tons ; leuglh on duck 147 feet ; ’
beam 25 feet; over all 05 feet 6 inches ; depth of
hold 11 feet; draft 7 feet; lias one beam engine ; di
ameter of cylander 36 inches ; stroke of piston 9
feet; has one doubic return flue holler.
This steamer lias recently been repaired, and Is in
excellent order aud well found in anchors, chains,
CROTON, side-wheel sieamer ; 361 tons; wooden
hull; length ou deck IST feet; beam 26 reet; over all
43 feet 9 inches: deptn of hold 8 feet; draft G feet;
lias one square engine ; diameter of cylinder 37 in
ches; strose of piston 10 feet; lias one double return
This steamer has been thoroughly repaired, has
saloon and state room accommodations, is well
supplied witli anchors, chains, <fe., and is very fast.
GOLDEN GATE, side wheel steamer ; 195 tons :
wooden hull; lengtli on deck 14s feet; beam 21 feet;
over all 35 feet IP inches ; depth of hold 6 feet 4 in
ches; draft 5 feet 5 lures ;has one beam engine ;
diameter of cylinder 34 inches; stroke ol piston 6
feet; has oue horizontal tublar boiler.
This steamer is In fine order; has saloon accommo
dations, and is well round in anchors, chains, <fc.
NAXTASKET, side wheel steamers; 299 tons;
wooden Hull; length on deck 160 feet; beam 25 feet
3 inches; over all 42 feet; depth of hold 8 feet 3 In
ches; draft 5 feet 6 Inches; has one beam engine;
diameter of cylinder 34 inches; stroke of piston 8
feet; has one siugle return flue boiler, aud is well
found in anchors, chains, Ac.
MACON, propeller, with two screws, 322 tons;
wooden null; leuglh on deok 156 feet; beam 25 leet;
depth of hold 8 feet 8 Inches; draft 7 feet; has two
direct horizontal engines (condensing;! diameter of
c.. Under 24 inches; stroke of piston 20 inches; has
two single return flue Pollers.
BELIEF, screw tug; 68 tons; wooden hull; length
on deck 67 feel; beam 17 feet; depth of hold 7 feet;
draft 7 feet lulnches; has one high-pressure engine;
diameter of cylinder 20 Inches; stroke of piston 20
inches ; lias oue siugle return flue boiler, and is well
found in anchors, cliaius, Ac.
RESCUE, screw lug ; 203 tons; wooden hull;
length on deck 108 feel; beam 20 feet 8 inches; depth
of hold 12 feet; draft 11 feet 4 inches; has two low
pressure engines; diameterof cylinder 26inches; has
one single return flue boiler.
This vessel is a powerful tug; is in good condition,
and well found in anchors, chains, Ac.
GENERAL HUNTER, side-wheel steamer of 460
tons; wooden hull; length on deck 193 feet 6 inches;
beam 28 feet 6 inches; over all 60 feet 8 inches; depth
of hold 9 feet 4 inches;draft forward 5 leet, aft 5 feet
6 inches; has one beam engine; diameterof cylinder
40 inches; stroke of piston 10 feet.
This steamer was built in Now York, and com
pleted in 1863; is a vessel of beautiful model and high
rate of speed, with hull, engine and boiler as good as
Terms, cash in government funds.
C. W. THOMAS,
n2O-td Bvt. Lt. Col. and Chief q. M.
COMSTOCK & KINSEY,
Office No. 154 Bay Street.Sayannali 6a.
WE keep on hand and famish to order at Manu
facturers’ Prices, Engine, Foot and Aland Lathes,
Planes, Drills, Chucks. Bolt cutters, Gesi Cutters.
Wood & Mann “Portable Engines,” Hoisting En
gines, Wood Working Machinery of every description,
Stationery tit earn Engines and Boilers, Cotton Gins
and Presses, Saw Mills, Kice Mi!l9, Grist Mills, Circu
lar and Mill Saws, Rubber and Leather Belting and
Hose. Gearing, tihafting. Hangers and Pullies* Hy
draulic Jacks and Punches, Pumps of all kimls. 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,Tta&S2m Savannah, Ga.
C ASTI LLI AN
THIS unrivalled Tonic prepared from the I’ll re
J uice of the Grape and extracts, distilled from
the Choicest Vegetable products of the South of
France, Italy and the Province oi Castile (Old Spain,)
from which latter section they derive their name.
A Fragrant Tonic, indispensable to Hotels and
Restaurants, and valuable to Families, delicate
females and children, for all disarrangement of the
stomach, lt Is unrivalled. A never
failing preventive and Cure for Sea Sickness. None
who travel by land or water should he without the
For Sale by
YORK, WILLIAMS, MeINTIRE A Cos.
Sole Agents, State Georgia.
Lamps, Chandeliers, Brackets, Harp Hangers, Side
Backs, Side Lamps, witli and withont Reflectors; Fan
cy Hall Lamps, Lanterns, Bases, Pegs and Fonnts-
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,
226 Greenwich Street, Two doom below Barclay, N. Y
TRY ONE POUND.
VALUABLE CITY PROPERTY
FOR SALE BY
BRYAN. HARTRIDGE & CO
UENURAh UItOKKIiS, AC.
1. First class brick dwelling and out buildings
fronting south on Forsyth Parks.
2. Fine brick residence aud out buildings fronting
went on Chatham Square (just north of (Jordon
3. Fine wooden dwelling ami out buibngs having
two full lots fronting north on Orleans Square, bciug
of southw«st comer of Perry and Barnard •( recta.
4. Unfinished first class‘brick dwelling fronting
north on Chipplwa Square, oue door weal from Bull
street on Perry street.
5. Commodious brick residence and large out
buildings on Yolk street, three doors west from Bar
nard— ould Ik* used for business purposes.
6. Block of three brick tenements, three stories on
basement on Drayton between State street and
Broughton street Lime.
7. Briek dwelling and stable corner of West Broad
aud McDonough .streets, opposite Central Railroad
8. Comfortable brick Dwelling with stable and
modern conveniences, Gordon block oue door west
ol Whitaker street.
9. Comfortable brick dwelling with all modern con
veniences, gas, water, Ac., Gordon block ; possession
10. Neat brick dwelling two story on basement
fronting north on Jones street one door west of Aber«
11. Comfortable and airy brick dwelling two story
on basement frontiug north on Jones street, between
Abercom and Lincoln streets.
42. Very valuable lot with three story brick im
provements and cellar on Broughton street near Jef
13. Brick dwelling on Gordon street fronting north
on Mouterey Square, two story ou basement
15. Southeast comer Gordon untf Whitaker strecta
near Forsyth Park.
10. Southwest corner Gordon and Lincoln streets,
17. Trust lot east side Monterey Square.
18. Several blocks between Bryan, Falun and
Joachim.streets, suitable for manufactories of all
kinds and ranges or cottages.
19. Several mts south and southwest of the jail en
20. Several acres on White Bluff Road just beyond
Lois 65, 67, 69, 71, and 93, 25 by 105, southwest of
COUNTRY PROPERTY FOR SALE.
A fine vegetable farm of 150 acres, 75 acres cleared
for cultivation, lying between the White Blurt and
Mid<lie-ground Roads, 4J& miles from the city. It is
composed of high and low land aud lias great varie
ty oi soil; has been richly mauured and is in every
way suited to the culture of vegetables for northern
markets ; has fine orchard, and beds of asparagus
and strawberries in excellent order.
Newtou plantation, 6 miles from Savannah, on
Ogeechee Road, containing 1,340 acres of land, 200
acres rice land under good bank and ditches,3oo acres
upland dry culture low lands, suitable for raising
cotton and provisions; balance S4O acres, well wood
ed with oak, hickory aud pine, within two miles of
Ogeechee canal or within drayiug distance of tti©
660 acres land adapted to the culture of grain,
cotton, cane aud rice. Situated five miles from the
city ou the Augusta Road. The place is said to be
the best in this section. 225 acres cleared, balance
well wooded with oak aud pine timber.
Cottou plautatiou, known as Chippewal), con
tain iug 700 acres, 7 miles from the city on Vernon
Also a number of fine plantations and timber
laud in Southwestern and southern, Georgia.
With Wilder'B Patent I'ow&er and Burglar-proof
80. WILDER A CO., Patentees and Manufacture
• era of the best tire-pi oof Sale in the world l
J welltrs* and Bankers* Safes make to order, lined
with hardened steel.
House and Plate Safes.
To this celebrated tsafe was awarded the gold medal
at the World's Fair, in London, 18.il.
Notion.—This celebrated fire proof Safe is no longer
made and sold by Silas C. Herring, hie license to make
and sell them having expired.
Lists contain in? prices and fall description of differ
ent sixes and styles of Safe, can be had on application
to the agent tor the State, at Savannah, or any of the
Agents wanted in every city and town of the Stats.
For paiticulars, address the undersigned.
We have constantly on hand a good assortment, for
sale at manufacturers’ New York prices.
CUNNINGHAM. PURSE & CO,
Sole Agent* for the State of Georgia,
nlO-2m Savannah, Ga.
asten & Throckmorton;
NO. 253 BOWERY, NEW YORK,
MANUFACTURERS and Dealers in Builders’ and
Locksmiths’ Hardware, Nails. Pollies, Cord, Rim
Locks and Knobs, Butt Hinges, Brass and Iron Keys
and Castings, Gong Bells, Wire, Silver-Plating, Ac.
All orders, large or small, furnished promptly at 1#
per cent, less than market prices.
THE OLD GLOBE HOTEL, corner Broad and Jack
son streets, having passed into the hands of W.
C. Hr Witt, late of the “Hewitt Hunse," Va., has been
thoroughly renovated, and is now open for the recep
tion ol visitor. to the city. He will be most happy
to see bis old friends and the travelling public gen
erally at the Glokk, where tticy will receive every at
tention and meet with the very best accommodation
the Southern country can afford.
, W. C. HEWITT, Proprietor.
Col. G. IT. Joshs. Clerk. nB-l m
a LL persons having demands against the estate of
Edward G. Wilson, deceased, of Chatham county,
arc respectfully requested to hand them in properly au
thenticated ; and all persons indebted to said estate
are requested to make immediate payment to