The Savannah Daily Herald
BV 8. W. MASON & CO.
KAMVKI. W . M VHO Kdltor,
W. T. THOMMOM, Aa»oel»l« Kdltor.
SAVANNAH, THCRSDAT, DECEMBER ZB, »S«.
THE RETIRE OF REASON.
Oar latest Northern exchanges are teem
ing with interesting comment elicited by the
Special Message of the President and the ac
companying report of General Grant, recom
mending the immediate restoration of the
Southern States to the Federal Union. The
two most noticeable features of the lively
discussion supervening the unexpected ap
pearance of these important State papers,
are the belligerent manifestations of Mr.
Sumner, in the Senate, and the appearance
in the New York Tribune, of the 20th inßt.,
of a leading editorial, in which the Massa
chusetts Senator is arraigned and sharply re
primanded for his unwarrantable attack upon
tbe President; and the enunciation, iu
connection therewith, of the hostility ot Mr.
Greeley to the extreme views of that Senator
touching the subject of reconstruction. He
says, “We find in the text of tbe Message
no adequate reason for Mr. Sumner's denun
ciation of it,” aud in support of the Presi
dent’s policy, suggests that two great ends
are in view : Ist, the restoration of the Slates
lately in revolt to their former position in the
Union ; 2d, the protection of the Freedmen
from futnre oppression and outrage.” After
stating that he “is opposed to keeping the
Southern States indefinitely in the condition
of conquered provinces or territories, ” he,
in reply to the false assertion of Republican
members of Congress, that the Southern peo
ple are animated by the fiendish desire to op
press ami exterminate the blacks, makes use
of this remaikable language. “There may
be those who fancy that they are favoring the
Freedmen by calling for the execution of the
Rebel chiefs, the confiscation of Rebel prop
erty, and the perpetuation of Southern pu
pilage—or rather, vassalage ; but we believe
Acre is a kinder and surer way of reaching
the end we aim at We sea not how we
could help the Freedmen by making war
either on the President or on the rebels who
have thrown down their arms. Where we
find either in fault, we do riot hesitate to say
ao; but we judge that the true interest of the
blacks is to be subset ved by cultivating the
kindliest relations with both. We trust there
will be developed in Congress the suavity
and practical sagacity required to secure at
once an early restoration of the Southern
States, and a perfect and perpetual guaranty
of the essential rights of manhood to their
These patriotic aud coucileatingsentiments
from the gifted pen of the Tribune, would
seem to indicate the presence in its counci*
channels ol a spirit whoße present manifes
tations are in strange but pleasant contrast
with the radicalism that has marked its poli
tical course ip the past. If the memory ol
the reader fs capable of retrospection ; if it
will look back for a few years and recall the
fanatical cpitrse and sectional hatred which
charactered the life of the author oi these
signigtgfrt quotations, as the leader of a party
wbope cohesive power was passion and pre.
judifte. the liberality and conservatism dis
played, in the manner we have shown, will
The defection of this influential organ of
;lbe proscriptive wing of the Republican party,
in imitation of the example set by its equally
distinguished cotemporary, The Times, seals
tbc political fate of the ill-tempered faction
of which Messrs. Sumner and Stevens are re
cognized leaders, and secures the triumph of
the conservative policy of the President in
the early restoration of these States to the
Union upon the broad principles of justice
KEVTITKY POLITICAL DISABILITIES
We learn from the Louisville Courier that
the Legislature of Kentu*#y has nobly and
generously proclaimed a general amnesty for
political offences to all those who participat
ed in, or sympathized with the rebellion, and
restored them to the rights and priviliges of
honorable citizens. This patriotic and heal
ing measure will have the anticipated effect,
doubtless, of removing the violent dissensions
by which the people of that State have been
divided into bitter lections during the last
four years. This brilliant victory thus hap
pily achieved over the ruling passions and pre
judices of the hour, and which promises to
accomplish a vast deal in the interests of
peace and for the restoration of order, justly
entitles the members of the dominant party
in the Legislature to the gratitude of the
While Kentucky by this noble act of mag
nanimity, has covered herself with glory,
the party who at present control the Legis
lature of Tennessee, on the other hand, have
dishonored the name of that noble State by
not only pertinaciously adhering to their fan
atical and incidal policy, in excluding more
than half her citizens from the exercise of
political rights, but in trying to enact fresh
and still more grinding disabilities. It is but
just to say, however, that the great mass ot
the people of Tennessee are not responsible
for this unfeeling persecution. It is fair to pre
sume from their extraordinary proceedings,
such a set of unprincipled partizans were
never before brought together in a delibera
tive body. As the Courier says, they only
hold their places far the reason that having
disfranchised nearly all decent people, there
is no one to vote against them. They are
riotiog in power which they have not the
sense to exercise with judgment, •or the for
bearance to use with magnanimity. But the
day of retribution will surely come, and then
this scum which floated to the surface in the
turmoil of revolution, will be swept away
Lands roa Fkkkdmsn. —The Secretavy of
the Interior, la reply to an inquiry from
Gen. Howard, decides that the Freedmen b
Buieau cannot hold, and the government
cannot net aside unoccupied government
lands in Florida or any other Hiale lor tiie
uae or benefit of treedmen. He further says,
however, that all homestead and pre-emption
l»ws are as applicable to freedmen as to any
other dais ol persons
1 '*« Atlanta Intidligcneer learn* from a
of Marietta that both the jail ami
11, at pi,,,, wnr * dnstroynd by
Pw “ ,1 ’f***h*y night It la siipis*, to have
’ VotUw’wluan Incendiary
( Continued from firm Pay )
lake your offer: but if 1 eta serve you, lam
willing to go with the cotton
I have called on Mr. Parnell lor a list of
the cotton shipped by Beard, and he baa pro
mised to have it made out for me. Aud I
told Mr. Hayes, the shipper, that I would
pay hinr for a complete list ol old and neu
marks, aud weights ol all the cotlou When
I get them, I will forward. .Iu the mean
time I enclose you a complete list, as taken
from the railroad books. Browne completed
the shipment of the J. & E. Cos. on Saturday,
and is now shipping tbe Nvnh Carolina cot
What are your chances tor saving the I &
E-Co? From what I know, Barnard can
work it. His advantages are good. See
him and make up your mind to be liberal.
Write me. I am at a stand still, and 1
fear that your private cotton will be lost if
Browne once gets possession of it.
Have you been pardoned ? It so, send me
a certified copy of it. Have it certified to by
the military I may be able to work Browne
a little w ith that. I have no fear of Mr. 8.,
either personally or officially, but be is un
reasonable, and talking and writing from one
of the family will do him no good,
[Signed] G- &• Lam**, Jr.
[Accompanying this letter is a list of cot
ton of the I & E. Cos., shipped from Tbo
masville by Capl. Beard also, a list of same
company’s cotton taken from MHlennan's
warehouse ; also, a lot of cotton shipped as
taken from the railroad books. Attached
lo the last list is the following :J
I find also that Major Hastings had ship
ped some cotton. He hauled 16 bales to the
depot, passed it through the warehouse—l
mean the one built by the C. S. Govern
ment—and 21 bales came out marked [HX,]
shipped to Erwin & Hardee, on Oct. 20th,
1860 Also, on same date 10 bales, marked
[G A H,] consigned to same parties. I fear
that this will be too late, but I can prove
the facts in the first case by two witnesses,
Mr- Chisholm and Mr- Robertson.
G. B. Lamar, Jr.
Savannah, Nov. 18, 1865;
A. G. Browne, Esq.:
DeayfSir .- —lam advised by my nephew',
that there are difficulties iu the way ot get
ting both my* own cotton and that of the
Importing and Exporting Cos., and 1 have
no doubt you can remove them all, and 1
propose to you confidentially, to allow you
10 per cent on the amount, after deducting
all freights, repairs, storage, commissions,
forwarding, and for selling etc., etc. The
cottou to be consigned to and directed by
me as to the place and time of sales—and
this allowance lo be paid wheu the accounts
are made up. Keeping the two interests
separate (and distinct—on which you may
rely Yours, &c.,
[Signed]. * G- B. Lamar.
»5 per cent, on my own and to per cent, on that ol
the I. aud E. Company.
Savannah, Nov. 13, 1865.
Messrs. O Fai.llan, & Cos.,
Gents :—Your agent, Mr. Gray, offered to
get all of ray own and all the Importing and
Exporting Company’s cotton released, pnt in
order, shipped and consigned to any place
and firm I may direct, and pay all the ex
penses, for ten per cent, ot the amount, de
ducting freights, drayages and insurances,
bnt not any fees or doceuss that might be used
to give it facility.
This will be banded you by my nephew,
G B Lamar, Jr., and he will give you my
assent aud agreement to these terms, and
you may take him to aid you in gettiug the
possession of the cotton, and you ought to
pay his expenses and for his trouble, out of
It is necessary to act promptly, if you act
at all, aud you must give him a prompt and
decided answer. I am, &c.
[Signed,] G. B- Lamar.
Savannah, Nov. 20, 1865.
Mr. G. B. Lamar, Jr.
DearNkphew— l have nothing from you
later than Bth lust. I wrote you by the steam
er of the 14th, and sent it by Mr. W- A.
Beard, to the .
I have been stirring all points, and this
morning Gen. Brannan transmits bis order
for the delivery of all my individual cotton
to me—so that is settled. But please say to
Col. K., if he has been acting a friendly part,
that will not alter my course towards him.—
And it you can get the I. & E. Company's
cotton free also, to be shipped, subject to my
instructions, by diplomacy between you, Mr.
Beard, Mr. Browne and Col. K. I will
give 20 per cent, of tbe nett (you get as
muck less as you can.] But this must include
all they have seized. They can yet it released
and they best know how to do it.
Only let me have it all, and nobody but
you aud me to know of it. All tbe expenses
they have incurred in repairs and height, to
be refunded out of tbe cotton, (unless you
can negotiate to save it), and as you and Mr.
Beard are on such flue terms, let me have a
noble result—to the condemnation of my own
lack of patience and forbearance.
You can tell them that ray representations
of the strongest nature have gone on to the
President, and that I am expecting an order
from him for its release, which would lose to
them the gain they may make, by terms with
If necessary to their side ot adjusting, I
could take the civil processes here tor the
cotton, and they surrender it as it comes
forward. I only suggest that.
I am expecting letters from you moment
ly, but none come as yet.
Get my cotton forward as fast as possible,
and do uot mix any of the I. & E. with it. I
wau’t it here much, aud freight can be bad
at 5 from Doctortown.
If they continue hostile don't attempt to
move any of the I. & E., for that will afford
them a pretense to involve my own cottou —
but Col. K will keep bia promise to nfe, not
to allow any more collections of that cotton,
beyond what they made in August, and have
Mr. Daniel, Agent for Messrs. Erwin &
Ilardee, will go by tbe boat to Thomasvil! e.
He took (E.) 104 bales from J. R. Evans of I.
& E in August. lie says tbe military took it
from him, but I don’t believe it. He also took
E. 23 bales from L. Goldbury’s store, which
he denies. You will please see Mr. Daniels
and </o with him and investigate all the /avis uud
tiud the cottou it you can, any or all of it.—
But I urn positive that I saw cotton marked
(E.) and H. landed from tbe Gibbons on her
first trip from Doctortown, and I think, and
am confident it is the same. 6
By reference to the I. & E. cotton book, you
will see that Daniels bought 1,670 bales, and
we bought of Ewin & Hardee, TOO bales.—
These constitute tbe parcels from which he
look the lot aud 23 marked E. and he may
have taken more and probably did— in to which
please examine by asking those who the
book tells should hold it.
Whenever you can spare the Cotton Book
send it to me by a safe hand.
In the meanwhile send the marks £ c. e/100
bales received from Ross & Seymour, to Mr.
Seymour byjirst mail to Macon, and tell him
they are in conformity to my letter of this
date to him, and write to me as often as op
portunity affords. With all particulars. Cot
ton has a little, aud speculators will
begin early ip January.
[Signed] G. B. Lamar.
Savannah. Nov. 21, 1865.
Mr. G. B Lamar. Jr :
Dear Nephev— l have yours of the 13th
inst., a most unsatisfactory letter referring
to no previous mnltcrs,nor any details ot the
conduct of tbe Treasury agents or the mili
tary officers, nor tbe state of things. The
cotton to he enclosed did not come in it. I
suppose you will send me Myers' letter
hoou. , i bales of Beards first shipment ar
rived and was landed to-day. 1 took a writ
of trover and bail, and the .Sheriff will exe
cute it Ibis evenlug, aud I expert Gen. Bran
nan will interpose 1 wrote you that Gen
Urannan banaenl an order to release all my
letter*. Send It forward as fast a* you cau.
I want it, and wb« u through with It, pick up
scattering lot* a* you can
lad me know how Col. K acts, and Ma
jor Hastings too, for 1 learn he ha* returned
Keep iu llteii good glares, and if they ait
up to me, I will for them, especially lu the
1A K. lam <k«,
| u It Lsnsa
Thom a will a, Ga, Nov. 21, 1865.
Beau Uncle : I am at a leas to know bow
to art. If yon will appoint me your agent,
liestow | perfect trust and confidence in me.
let me make my own trades and not find
fault. 1 can, perhaps, save some cotton yet
( want to consider ail one. Exporting and in
dividual. und if you desire* me to look alter
Ibe while as your representative, I wilt do 80
cheerfully. 1 will assure you that 1 have
your interests at heart, and my errors shall
be ol head and not of heart.
The trouble is that tbe authorities are ail
against you, and I cannot act with freedom
or judgment. I always tear to act, because
it carries prejudice with it.
I can arrange with Gray for 10, 15 or 20
per cent.; he will not uame his price, and I
caunot go beyond 10 per cent. Make me
your agent, give me tuli powers, aud confide
fully in me, and let me see what I can do. I
shall go to Albany tomorrow or next day,
and telegraph you for full powers to act. Un
less I have that authority I cannot be of
much service to you here.
I saw on the platform at Quitman, to-day,
some 80 bales of sea Island cotton, marked
[B]. I can uot find that maik among your
papers.ll could not claim it, for I knew that
if I did it would be seized. If it is your cot
ton OFallon & Cos. conid ship it for you.
’ In making any agreement you will have to
risk much to the honor and integrity of
OFallon & Cos., and I think that I can do
moie with Bernard. It is worth that risk at
all events. Browne has ordered bis shipper
i Mr. Hayes,) not to furnish to me or to any
other persons the marks (new and old) of
the 1 and E. Cos cotton, and reprimanded
him for giving me the list of what be intend
ed to ship, which I sent you some days
I learned through one of my detectives on
yesterday, that the 20 hales T. P. was to be
haulod in from Seward’s- I told your lawyers
nbout it, and left them to act. I presume the
L. will be shipped also- It is in the Govern
ment Warehouse, and under Browne’s guaid.
I have the one bale taken from the Harrells,
in Kubitcsheck’s store, and will sell when
cotton comes more in demand.
By making arrangements with Bernard,
you may save your cotton at Quitman, and
that ot the I. & E. Cos., which is stored on
plantations. Act at once and advise me
Can von recall any cotton marked (8 ) Sea
Island at Quitman or vicinity.
Do give me full powers, and promise that
you will not find too much fault with me,
and I think I can save you something. I
hope that 1 shall hear from you by telegraph
to-morrow or next day. I draw ou you to
day for 275 65-100 dollars for cotton repaired
by B. W Stone at Boston, marked [D A.
C.,j whicli is now at Doctortown- I men
tioned this to you when you were here.
This cotton, viz:
L C 8 bales B W B
L& L 45 “ DA H
L&L 57 [SJ
eau be saved by O'Fallon & Cos. It is now
ut Doctortown, and Dillon has advised you
of it, so he writes me. I cau and will draw
on you for tbe ssoo.which you promised to
send through Gray- I know that he has mo
ney here, which he does not wish lo use-
Send my trunk if you wish me lo remairi
here- It ours, truly,
[Signed] G. B. Lamar, Jr.
Thouasville, Qa., Nov. 25, 1865.
Dear Uncle —l have written you by every
train that has left this place, and fearing lat
terly that my letters may have been opened)
1 get Mr. Gray to enclose them to his house.
1 receivftt your letters by Beard and did not
deliver the Browne letters for reasons which
I have 9tated. The order from Brauuan will
do no good with Browne as you must have
seen fiom this correspondence with me. If
you should ever meet Col. K. ask him what
he did to serve you. I can not write as free
ly as I would like to. I can do uothiug with
Beard whilst Browne is here.
Browne has commenced the shipment of your
private cotton, and I am unable to do any
thing. All this I have written you repeatedly
and you can understand my state of mind
when I can get nothing from you giving me
the least hope.
1 have advised against any propositions to
Browne, and I now warn you against it. He
will have you in his power and that is all he
wants. I repeat again that I cannot remove a
bale of any kind of cotton. The moment I
move in any direction I am watched.
I understand thnt the cotton which I ship
ped to Dillon, has all been seized. Have you
heard from it ? I think it is the work of
Crowell. I will see Mr. Daniel and inquire
of other parties with whom the cotton was
But should 1 find any, it yrill only be an
accommodation to Browne.
I shall send by the Albany hack to-night,
the marks and weights of the 24 bales (not
100) to Mr. Seymour as you direct. When
Browne gets through, which I presume will
be next week, I can ship what he leaves,
and then 1 may need the book, for these men
Parnell and Bain, will put every obstacle in
my way, aud I shall want tbe book to refer
to for cotton. But as you lett me other pa
pers you may need it more, and I will send
it by Express on Monday.. •
(Signed,) G- B- Lamar, Jr-
Thomasvili.k, Nov. 23, 1860.
Dear Uncle : I send you a list of the Ex
porting Company’s cotton which has been
shipped by Browne. This list was furnished
me this afternoon by Mr. R. M. Bain, the
I seal you a statement of what had been
receipted for by the Railroad Company,
showing that 901 bales of cotton had been
shipped. This list calls for 735 bales. He
claims by his statement to me to have shipp
ed some 220 bales from McKennon’s, making
in all 955 bales, so that there are 54 bales to
be accounted for.
They completed the N C cotton today,and
have commenced on your private cotton. —
Bain gave me this evening two marks, viz:
M P 40 Bfc, J J W 39 Bfc, making 79 bales
which he calls your private cotton. This
has been shipped today. It will be almost
impossible for me to obtain accurate lists of
their shipments, uuless they make distinct
marks on each shipment to separate them.
The Lieut, who is checking their shipments
for Kimball has promised me a transcript of
his books, showing new and old marks and
weights, hut I am afraid that I shall never
receive it. I will endeavor to get it, and will
send to you.
1 can do nothing here. Unless you make
arrangements with O Fallon & Cos. you will
not ship a bale either of your own or other
cotton, You might save some few scattered
lots by arranging with him. That creature
Crowell and one Cooper are running night
and day in search of cotton. I presume
they are both acting for Browne.
I think that Mr. Gray is anxious to go in,
but be is afraid that if he closes at 10 per ct,
it will not meet the sanction of [his] people.
I wish you would save these lots. I want
you to get all of your cotton as much as any
man in the world, and then I want to set
some of it taken from the almost immediate
grasp of these people, Browne & Cos.
Seward told me last that his Judge could
not act, or the injunction would have been
plnced on all the cotton.. I endeavored to
bring them up but could not do it. What
have you done in Savannah ? Can you halt
it there? I have sent you all I could to keep
you posted. I have sent to Quitman to see
Spain. I heard that Crowell had reported
the ten bales which Spain and I agreeed to
leave until a settlement could be made. I
limnd it watched, but told Spain to claim it,
and stated distinctly that our agreement and
understanding still continued in full force. I
wish you would write Spain, and tell him
what you are willing to uo in the way of a
settlement, aud write me also He claims
#2000; ami 1 showed you bia items 1 think
he has acted with vlgilauic, and has proba
bly served you with more Integrity than
most any of tbe other* iif whose hands you
have left yuur cotton T'hl* much 1 give at
my opinion Do write me, and dote with
Bernard, and tend *u express through, aud
let’s try oud savo aoiue cottou Remember
you must draw up your contract with Her
nard sod Mad me a copy if 1 am t.< auul
I Signed.) G II Lama*, Jr.
ThomaSvii.le. Ga., Nov. 26, 1865.
| It. a Lot It —1 aui now awaiting a reply
lrom Kimball whom 1 aaw tbu evening aud
who has promised bv word that I shall ship
all your private cotton specified in the list
which vou tarnished Gen. Steed man
I cau do nothing with the other cotton
here and you had belter proceed against it in
Savannah at once. li*u*ell is worthies, and
I shall hold his record for further use po
litically. I send you by express the cotton
book, having copied all the marks which
were ever stored in this place, and when
Browne leaves I will stir around with vim,
uutil then I mart work quietly. If you can
manage by any earthly means to get Browne
to Savanuah, do it.
Kimball is to be President of the court
martial which is to try Mercer. When you
see him, let him know that I think him the
most honest, gentlemanly man I ever met •
You may he able to work him, but you must bleed
freely. Brannan too will bleed you. t o your oft
en utaf/e, no l hare heard, —indeed Kimball sug
gested that makiny friends with Brannan would
I think, if it is not too late, you can sell the
112 bales at Dnctorh-wn to O Fallon & Cos.
I can furnish the marks and weights. You
will find them endorsed. Recollect that
there are ten bales [S] still atQaiimau which
1 told Spain to claim, as I wrote you. Kim
ball merely sends ute official copies of en
dorsements aud I have written for a positive
order from him, which I am afraid I will not
Do anything, seize cotton and get Browne
to Savannah‘and the result will satisfy you.
I cannot wait any longer for Kimliall—as the
express agent is waiting for my letter. Will
write you by next train. Truly, &c.
G. B. Lamar, Jr.
Savannah, Nov. 29, 1865.
Mr. G. B. Lamar, Jr.
I wrote you a week ago that Gen. Brannan
had sent out orders to release ail my private
cotton, and you could uot have had that let
ter when your last was written. I hope you
will now have no further trouble in sending it
all off as tost as possible to Doctortown.
That of the I. & E. Cos. is beyond my
reach, but John E. Ward is gone to see the
Secretary of the Treasury, and I have some
hope he may get it released, but I fear the
Get my cotton off as fast as you can, and
it will be full time to be lboking for a cotton
place to plant next year, aud which I think
may be accomplished by tact aud a liberal
BDd kind course towards tbe darkies ; by
giving them a tenth of tbe cotton, and fair
wages besides, so that they may be hopeful
ot success, as well as have wages to live
upon. I think women and some children
Aright be taken at moderate wages. Enquire
for a place as you have opportunity, and get
1 am &c.,
[Signed] G. B. Lamar.
Savannah, Dec. I, 1865.
G. B. Lamar, Jr :
Dear Nephew— l have yours’both of the
2fiihult. and the cotton book by Express. I
hoped you would have fixed Browne
through Col. K. before he left,—that he
could give no more trouble, i know ol no
way to get Browae away from Thomasrille,
or I would. If Col. K. has not left push
him up to do ail that is necessary. I have
called twice to see Col. Barnard, but he was
not in und was requested to see me, but
never called. I fear he is playing out, a9 I
saw that some trouble had been made übout
such things at Washington.
Put my cottou through without delay, but
dou’t leave till I instruct you.
As to planting, I know not what I ean do;
till I get my cotton 1 can do nothing. I
think Robert Lamar a good adjunct, except
1 tbink he is to willing too plant poor land—
Merriwether Springs for instauce.
I will try Col. Bl again when 1 finish this
letter, and put the 112 at Doctortown, and
all y»u have around TUomasville in t6o, if
he will undertake it.
I have just seeu Col. B. He expects Gen.
Qrant here, and will do nothing till lie ar
rives. You must tell Mr. Browne he has no
right or authority to take my cottou, and un
less tbu military supports him iu the wrong,
denounce him, and tell him he shall not
touch it. He tries to frighten others, but is
liable to the same game. When he is not
supported by military orders, but on the con
trary is acting iu disobedience to them, he
will not hazaard himself. If Judge Hansell
would act as he ought, aud the military
withdrawing, the Code process could be
served ou him, as to my cotton, and if you go
with the Sheriff, aud uid him in executing
the writ, he will back out.
He lias no authority to hunt up any cot
ton of ihe I. &E. Cos., which Air Browne,
Senior had not collected in Augusta—and
tell him so, aud demand his orders. Put
yourself on the strong side and drive him back.
As soon as General Grant comes I will try
to act through Col. 8., on the cottonßrowne
lias a ready taken.
The A. <fc G. R. R. will be done by the Ist
of January. Unless you are’-sure to get the
c tton through, perhaps it would be best to
fix it np und let it remain until it comes
ttwough. It wiil save #5 per bale on the
freight, and the getting it out of order in
transhipping. I wrote to Judge Dillon to
let you kuow if it will be detained or not.
[Signed,] G. B. Lamar.
A disastioua fire occurred at Camp Doug
las, in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday last,
destroying the Government Commissary
Warehouse at that place, which was filled
with army supplies. The lO9S is estimated
at a million of dollars. An investigation into
the cause of the fire was ordered by the mili
tary authorities there, who believe it to have
been the work of an incendiary.
BATCixxibo&’s xzAir mra
The Original and Rest in the World! The only true
and perfect II air Dye. Harmless, Reliable and lustan
taneoue. Produces immedlate.y a splendid Black or
natural Brown, without injuring tbe hair or skin.
Remedies the 111 effects of bad dyes. Sold by all Drng
eists. Tbe genuine Is signed William A. Batchelor.
KEUENERATINQ EXTRACT OP MILLEFI.EURB,
For Restoring and Beautifying the Hair,
aull-ly CHARLES BATCHELOR. New You*.
OFFICE BOARD COMMISSIONERS, J
Savannah Water Wout, V
Clty Exchange, December 27, ISM. j
Water takers who have not paid water rent since
the first of November, are notified that unless £l/.
ment is made forthwlih, the water will be shutoff
from their premises, and executions issued against
them, as provided by Ordinance passed lu Council
November 29th, IS6S.
MAXIME J. DESVERGERS,
MAIL CONTRACTS WANTED.
Ilc-Kstabliaiiintent o. Mull Facilities In
The Post Office Department desires to
furnish the State of Georgia with Postal
service, at Ihe earliest practicable day, until
July Ist, 1860, when the regular
proposals tor which arc now advertised for,
will go into effect.
The Department invites proposals for con
voying the mails until June 30, 1866, to all
country seats and other important points not
reached by Railroad commut ication, at rates
not to exceed #8 per mile j er annum for
weekly service ; #ls for semi-weekly, and
#22 for tri weekly; and where the importance
of the case requires, #4O for daily service ;
rountiug the distance oue way only in all
Service will lie furnished on mutes, where,
before tbe war, it was daily, three timet a
week ; where it was tri weekly twice* week,
and where it was semi-weekly, weekly
service will be allowed.
Proposals should tie addressed to "Hon.
Geo VV. MeLeltan, 2d Asst. P M. Washing,
ton, D.' C. aud should state they are lor
service to end June tilth 1866
uov 4 M
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/\f\t \ PRIMB Havana, now landing
Cj U , V_/ V ) v J ami for sale by
RICHARDSON A BARNARD,
d2S-2 Bay street, Savannah.
BLAIR & BICKFORD,
LUMBER MANUFACTURERS, AND
DEALERS IN TIMBER AND LUM
BER OF EVERY DESCRIP
DOORS, SAS H, -V « O 851101.
Mill and Lumber Yard on Canal, near Biyan street
Office 160 Bay street,
d2S-tf Savannah, Ga.
A BUSINESS MAN. with a few hundred dollars, to
Join the advertiser 111 an Rating and Drinking
House. Location good ; trmle No. 1.
Address It. O. A., Herald office.
kk AAA FEET Yellow Pine; -Much riank Scant
iJd.UUU ling aud Joist. For sale bv
d2S .3- P. K. SHIEI.S.
ON Ihe streets yesterday morning, a Silver Card
Case, with J. 0. Villalong.i engraved on it. Tho
finder will be suitably rewarded if left at my office.
No. 94 Bay street. .
U2S-1 J- L. VILLALONGA.
Ale and Porter.
| A CASKS Mcttwan’s and Aleop'S celebrated A!e
1 U and Porter,
& cask s By as*’ London Porter.
Just received and lor sale by
d2S*od*2w ('LAGHORN & CUNNINGHAM.
y)AA TONS Superior Cumberland Coal,
** UU 400 tone very choice Parlor Coal,
lioo bam Lac ka wan a Steamboat Coal.
500 tons Lack a wan a Coal, Egg und Stove
100 tona black unit hM Cod.
Landing and lor sale iu quantities to suit purchas
d2B-eod2w CLAGIIOIIN A CUNNINGHAM.
JUST Received, and for Mile on consipnim nt,
*5 Mds \cry choice Labrador Hen mu,
75 bbls Shore Herring.
150 boxes Sealed Smoked Herring.
KI.NNEI 11, MoLEA & CO.,
d2s 202 Buy street.
PORK AND BEEF.
MESS BEEF ami Rump and Prime Purk, suitable
lor Shiii SiureH. For sale bv
KKNNETII, M< LEA A CO.,
das 202 Day street.
HAMS AND SHOULDERS.
FOR SALE Oil consignment, put np in barrels of
about 200 lbs each.
KENNETH MoLEA & <0..-
d29 202 Bay street.
JOST Received on consignment, per San Jacinto,
and lor sale cheap,
449 bhls Kxtra Wisconsin. Round Hoop and Su
per fine Flour.
The attention of Bakers and Retailers is especially
directed to this advertisement. «
KKNNKTU, McLEA & CO.,
d2S 202 Bay street.
K A FIRKINS and tub) Choice Family Butter.
dU RUNNETH, MbLKA&CO.,
d26 202 Bay street.
SMOKED SHOI LDEItS & SIDES.
FOR SAI-E on eonstgument a large assortment of
Bncon, -Shoulders nnd Nidi'B tor sule cheap.
KENN liTll, McLEA * CO.,
d2S 202 Bay street.
120 PACKAGES, Tubs aud Firkins, on consign
e“ KENNETH. McLEA & CO.,
d2B ' 202 Bay etseet.
6 CASKS of those celebrated Haigs on consignment.
For sale by
KENNETH, MoLEA A CO.,
d2S 202 Bay f#eet.
KITATB OF GEORGIA—CHATHAM .COUNTY—To
all whom it may concern:
Whereas, Hembree Crawford will apply at the Court
of Ordinary for Let'era of Adudnlsirurion on the es
tate of Win. B. Thomas, lute of said county, de
These are, therefore, to cite and admonish all whom
it may concern, to l>e and appear before said Court to
make objection (if any they huvej on or before the
first Monday in February next, otherwise said let
ters will be grunted.
Witness my bund and oliicial signature this 27tb day
of December, ISOS
U2B D. A. O’BYRNE, CT. C. C.
STOLEN from the subscriber a Black Horse MULE,
medium size, with his mouth cut by the bits
fully one and half Inch at bis jaw. Also, lie lias an
under bit out of Ills right ear, and a very sore place
on the top of his neck. He is a very notable Mule
and is very easy Identified. The above reward will
be reward will be paid for the apprehension of said
Mule, or any information that will lead to his recove
ry. • R. 0. HARDWICK.
THE Furniture ahd care of a Koum ; the bent loca
tion iti the city.
Address X 8. - thin office. d2S-‘-.*
lot. and other materials for Ihiilding pur
poses. For s ah- by
BoUdE & BRYANT.
d2B-tf 104 Bay street.
GEO. H. ARLEDGE,
SHIP C HANDLER. GROCER,
Commission and Forwarding Mvrchanf.
72 BAY STREET. SAVANNAH.
ij }| t Bl SHKI.N Fresh Ground, ot Superior Quality,
4"" Just received, and for sate low by
8 Q HAYNES,
d2S-lw 190 Bay st reel, corner Bin uard.
House for Sale.
IP ASTERN TENEMENT of Lot No 4 t Latham
!s Ward, bet.een H.rutrii nu l .Iffli-nod streets,
uurth.ld* of Junes Three story, on basement, brk k
dw.lltng; Uas aud Water, with other modem tin
pruVciuivut. through,,ul Portion ot puli base tune)
• sit reui.ln Apply to
I>. I.ATII HOP,
On uu Cvugrcwi ■ir.st
«k* .Ut Mtri.kllkYrt
HOM i :~ =
CAPITAL, - - - 2,500,000.
M A. COHEN, Secretary.
Andrew Low, i Wu. H. Stark.
Henry I Jmo. ft. Wilder,
John Lama, ! J bkimi Lippman,
D U Baldwin, j Jko. W Amubson,
Henry Lai ußor, . Ootavcß Cohkn,
Aaron Wilulb, Jno M. Coopkr.
0T For Insurance against Loss -or Damage by
Fue, apply at the
OFFICE OF THE COMPANY,
8» BAY STREET, - SAVANNAH, GA.
THE NEW ENGLAND MUTUAL LIFE
Cash Assetts.. $3,000,000
Last Cash Return 750,000
Losses Paid 1,731,000
Total Surplus Divided, 1,247,000
Amouul Insured 24,840,481
All Classes of Life Policies Issued.
B F STEVENS, President.
J. M. Gimitss, Secretary.
S? General Agent Geoigia and Florida.
COLUMBIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPA
NY, OF NEW YORK.
Cash Capital $500,000
TIMOTHY G. CHURCHILL, Prest
John D. Arthur, Secretary.
Frkdlriu B. Elliott, Supt. of Agencies.
General Agent South.
FULTON FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
* OF NEW YORK.
Cash Capital $200,000
WM. A. COBB, President.
Jas. M. Rankin, Secretary.
Geueral Agent South.
EXCELSIOir FIR REINSURANCE COM '
PANY, OF NEW YORK.
Capital aud Surplus $260,000
MARCUS F. DODGE, President.
Sami.. M. Craft, Secretary.
General Agent South.
PUTNAM FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
Cash Capital $500,000
SAML. WOODRUFF, President.
Danikl Buck, Secretary.
- A. WILBER,
_ General Agent South.
SURANCE COMPANY, SPRING
Cash Capital $300,000
EDMUND FREEMAN, President.
Wm. Connar, Jr., Secretary.
'General Agent South.
PANY, OF BALTIMORE, AID.
THOS. Y. CAWBY, President.
F- J. McUINNIS, Secretary.
General Agent South.
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st. Domingo bitters.
ST, DOMINGO BiTTERS.
ST. DOMINGO BITTERS.
One of the most valuable combinations of a useful
medicine and mi agreeable beverage lb at ha# ever
been ofiVrcd to the public. Million* of bottlds were
sold throughout the North during the last lour years
and, wherever introduced, it has proven a welcome
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the batchelor’s Bid ebo a id.
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GENTLEMEN who “don’t feel veiy well” Just before
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MOTHERS weaning children, aud suffering from
CHILDREN of a sickly nature, aud sour, dyspeptic
TRAVELERS who have oc <*a«lon to change their
water, and— •
ALL who livciu malarious districts, aud are subject
ed to miasmatic influences, will Aud one of th»
most valuable Tonics uud Invigorator* that can
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TRY THEM BUT ONCE.
RUSS’ ST. DOMINGO PUNCH.
RUSS’ A II RACK PUNCH,
MADE FROM BATAVIA RICE.
RUSS’ MESSINA PUNCH,
RUSS’ GIN COCKTAIL.
RUSS 1 BRANDY COCKTAIL.
RUSS’ BOURBON WHISKEY COCKTAIL
The most delightful concoctions that ever tempted
mun’g taste— cheaper than any STEADY DRINKS in
i ho world,
Also on hand and manufactured to order.
RUSS * CO., No. 34 Dey atreel.
Sold Wholesale by
W. M. WALSH, Wholefalo Druggist
HALSEY, WATSON A CO., Grocer*
j., . and Drug* taUn«#«rally.