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Octavus Cohen, foreman.
The Republican of yesterday morning
contained an editorial notice to the effect
that a mass meeting of the citizens of Sa
vannah would be held in the afternoon,
in rear of the jail, to consider the present.
unfortunate condition of our country, and
the best method to be pursued in restor
ing peace and tranquility to our State.
On repairing to the spot, we found'an
assemblage pf probably three thousand
egroes ; men, women and children, and
nly eight or ten white men, half of whom
were reporters, iv. S. Thomas was eall
o the chair, and P. M. Middleton and
Win. Pollard appointed Secretaries.
We took full notes of the different
speeches, but are not aide to get them in
to-night, on account of the abundance of
other matter. Addresses were made by
Prof. James Porter, Rev. Tunis G. Camp
bell, Col. A. W. Stone, Dr. Louis A. Fal
lagant, Dr. J. W. Clift, and several oth
ers whoso names we did not learn. All
the officers and speakers were negroes,
with the exception of the three last
Magazines anil Pictorials.
Messrs- Rankin Bros, have again laid
us under obligations by sending a lot of
papers and magazines.
Among the latter is the ever favorite
Godey. Although we have often before
spoken of this best of its kind, yet we
cannot refrain from giving the following
from the Long Island Star, which meets
our cordial endorsement:
Godey’s Lady’s Book lia's become al
most indispensable to every family. The
information it communicates in reference
to the boudoir, the nursery, the kitchen,
the house, and the laundry is invaluable,
and no lady housekeeper but should be a
This attentive firm has received an
er supply of Frank Leslie, containing
view of Court House Square on sale
y. Also all the latest magazines, pic
orial, news, sporting, literary and other
Card of Thanks.
The officers and men saved from the
brig Charles E. Savage return their thanks
in the following card, signed by all of
them, whose names will be found in our
report of her loss :
“We, the undersigned, officers and
crew of the ill-fated brig Charles E. Sav
age, wrecked off Hatteras Shoals, take
•this method of expressing our thanks
to Capt. Baker, officers and crew of the
steamship Herman Livingston, who so
kindly laid by ns in our distress, and sent
their boats to our rescue while we were
in a perilous position, and also for the
gentlemanly and kind treatment we re
ceived while on board the steamer.”
From Sew TforSt.
The steamship Herman Livingston,
Cant. Baker, arrived yesterday morning,
•/nr thanks for papers.
We are indebted to Purser Charles F.
Burke, of the steamship Herman Living
ston, for the following account of another
disaster during the late severe weather :
“On the 15th inst., at 9, p. m., twenty
miles north of Cape Hatteras, off Wimble
Shoals, in fourteen fathoms of water, fell
in with the brig Charles E. Savage,
Capt. G. R. Graham, from Baltimore for
Charleston, dismasted. Laid by her un
til 12 o’clock; wind blowing a gale from
*E. N. E., and heavy sea running; the
brig drifting fast on the shoals, and being
unable to render any other assistance.
Manned and lowered two of Raymond’s
patent metalic life boats, by which means
the officers and crew were safely trans
ported to the steamer.
The following is a list of the officers
Officers —G. R. Graham, Captain ; Jas.
Williams, first officer; Richard Withlow,
second officer; John E. Graham, Cap
Seamen —C. A. Rudaker, Wm. Smith,
George Wilsou, John McGeorge, Samuel
C. Abbott, Charles Mason, Steward,
Mason, Cabin boy.
[This brig was built in Baltimore for
Mr. Charles E. Savage, Capt. Graham,
and others. She was built in first class
style, under the supervision of Capt.
Graham, and was on her first trip when
she was wrecked. — Ed. Adv.]
Sen Books and flames.
Tke little ones must be amused as well
as instructed, and Messrs. Mallon <fc
Frierson are prepared to supply their
wants in both respects. Their advertise
ment this morning gives but a small idea
of their extensive stock, to which they
Capt. Terrell, a Confederate sdout of
some notoriety, was severely if not fatally
wounded at Cartersville on the night of
the 13th. It seems that an elderly gen
tleman named Battlefield accused Terrell
of being implicated in the killing of his
sou during the war ; and, for this reason,
made au attack upon him with a knife,
battlefield gave himself up, and was
lodged in jail.
The Cuthbert Appeal calls the atten
tion of the citizens qf that city to the
present condition of the cemetery. It. is
certainly a disgrace that a population of
2,500 or 3,000 cannot afford a fence to
their cemetery, but will allow the sacred
spot where rest the remains of the loved
and lost to he overrun by cattle and hogs.
An appraisement of the veal estate in
Rome wajfmade recently, and it is found
to aggregate very nearly SOOO,OOO. This
city was damaged but very little during
the war, and is going on in improvement.
During the past year seventy-five build
ings have been created, and all by citi
Seven prisoners escaped from the jail
in Columbus on Friday night last, while
the sheriff and jailor were sleeping in the
same building. One returned and gave
himself up, after having been severely
wounded by the others, who feared he
would betray them.
The movement made in Bartow county
to sustain thg policy of Gov. Brown, was
,a signal failure, as resolutions were
•adopted almost unanimously counseling
no action at present.
Maj. Orine offers the Brunswick Cou
rier for sale. That city cannot be as pros
perous as has been represented, if it
cannot support so good a paper as the
Mr. J. M. 'Estes has been elected Al
derman of Columbus to fill the vacancy
occasioned by tho death of Mr. W. H.
The Rome Courier reports the cold on
Wednesday and Thursday nights as in
tense. Tho peaches are probably nearly
Rev. X. P. Woodfin, of Ashland, Va.,
has accepted the call to the pastoral
charge of the Baptist Church at Rome. •
All the inmates of the Bartow county
jail made their escape on the night ofthe
Another Hosk Carriage. —Our North
ern exchanges state that no sooner was
the loss ofthe Andaliisia made known by
telegraph in New York, with the elegant
hose-carriage for the Independents, than
a call was issued for a special meeting of
j the donors, to take the proper steps for
; purchasing another machine. These iire
j men of the North, in their sympathy for
' their brethren of the South, evince a
i spirit which it. would bo well for many
others to imitate. There is a plain, prac
polittcnihßmanitatians.— •O'oJtrwW-t.. i A '
TUESDAY HORNING, MARCH 19, 1867.
[From tho Rome (Ga.) Courier.]
BIIX ARP OX THE SITUATION.
Rome, Bio Shakty Tkruxtoky, No. 3. I
March 8,1557. }
Mr. Editor: My intention was to have
remained in dignified obscurity the small
remnant of my miserable days, but my
friends Bob Hide, Bam McCrakin, Tip
and other respectable gentlemen of all
sexes and both colors, seem to be dis
heveled about the times, and insist on my
views about the momentous state of our
sufferin country. The good people in
Atlanta have got shaky in the knees, and
it is the duty of every good citizen to
keep the disease? from spreading if he
can. I haven't been to Washington, nor
been playin sentinel on a watch tower,
but my observations convinces me there is
a power of fuss on hand about something.
Polities look squally and alarmin. Bill
Sherman overrun 'he country, aud de
stroyed and carrie<A.iway our property,
and now his brothei*Vohn is finishin up
the job by robbin us of the rights and
liberties our forefathers won. General
Thomas is playin Vantoun with his 21
orders —puttin harmless boys in the bar
racks for tableauin with an old rebel flag
—accusin us of all the crimes in the deca
logue; such as murder, latceny, rape,
arson, burglary, bigamy, perjury and sui
cide, throwin up i» our teeth the magna
nimity of our conquerors, as bein our
safety valve from death and Beelzebub.
Good gracious! what an awful people wo
And now comes J oseph, the sentinel, with
his long winded message of consolation,
telling us how we may ileo from the wrath
to come —skeerin the people to death, and
gettin every thing, into a stew. What
made him in such a hurry ? why dident
he keep silence for a few days until the
veto was signed, and the bill was passed?
Why dident lie give Mr. Jenkins a chance?
If the times was so perilous, why dident
he go and see Mr. Jenkins, and give him
his opinion in private and save all this
excitement? Mr. Jenkins is the Gover
nor ; he is the sentinel on the watch tower;
he's the pilot of the old ship; he’s the
people’s choice. He can call the Legisla
ture when it is necessary. If he is in
doubt about it, he can consult with Lump
kin and Cobb, and Hill and Cooper, and
Hardeman and Gibson, and Brown, and
decide what ought to be done, and the
people will be satisfied. But while the
ship is in a storm let all the deck hands
keep silence. The word will come from
tho Captain soon enough. May be that
Joseph feels sorter responsible for the fix
he’s got us in. May be he's re pen tin for
the didos he cat up, and the seeds of dis
cord ho sowed durin the war; but I doubt
it. I don’t think his ambitien or his van
ity sees anything but his own importance.
It looks like he thought the Oapital was
moved to Atlanta, and he was Governor
still. He's afraid the people will think
he's dead, and just as soon as a mg uitng
happens, and littie before he clutches the
occasion—seizes the opportunity, delivers
his message, stirs up the people, sets the
Gate City in a ferment, gets his name in
the Herald and the Tribune. Joe Brown,
a whale, big leader, conspicuous, fame,
history, Mr. Jenkins nowhere, Milledge
ville gone up, Joseph E. runnin the ma
chine, in Atlanta!
Well, I don’t know what is at the bot
tom of all this, but. i ant afraid that while
Joseph was in Washington somebody car
ried him up on to a high mountain and
showed him a kingdom or two, and he
fell down atid worshipped. These little
kingdoms that a man sees from the top of
a mountain are mighty demoralizing.
But I notice that all this fnss which Jo
seph has kicked up is confined to the towns
and cities, where a heap of folks live, who
haven't g.it much of anything to do. Tho
farmers don’t know much about it, and
care less—the whole concern is a god
send to soma folks. I know an old worn
out politician who has been poking around
for six months, tryin to revive the Demo
cratic party for a livin, and now he’s in
his element. Parties are formin, and the
old hack is in his glory. He’s sorter like
the Era as yet —he won’t take a side, he
won’t join the issue, ho won’t commit
himself, he’s keepin an open rear as the
Era says (I wish that paper would take
But, my friends, we’ve got nothin 'tc
be ashamed of. Since the war our pur
suits have been peaceful and honorable.
We needent humiliate ourselves through
fear of what humankind can do to us. If
the Radicals intend to confiscate us, they
will do it, and no acceptance of Sherman’s
bill will prevent it. If they want our cab
bages, they are going to have ’em. If
they will ride over one law. they will over
another. If t hey disregard Mr. .J ohnson's
great argument., they'll disregard any
thing. 1 .n’t kuow how it is generally,
but thei-e aiut an unpardoned rebel in ttus
county, and if they confiscate they hjpec
got to declare the pardons all void'. fUi
body knows what they won’t do, or when
they will quit doing it, and mv advice is
to suffer and be strong, endure everything
and accept nothing. Allis lost save honor’
hold up your manhood, don’t lick the
hand that’s raised to strike the blow. Joe
Brown’s banner says “all is lost save
honor, aud that is only tolerably l thank
yon, it grows puny and weak.” He says
we can have representation in Congress.
Who by? A man who can take the
test oath, and can control the nigger vote.
Who wants such a representation ? How
long before he would join the Radicals
i and go for confiscation. Ts he controlled
! the nigger vote he’d promise ’em laud or
■ anything else.
Demagog. i.-shave always control ' he
Ike ignorant* 1 com’-.h',”V
done just what. Joe Brown wants us to Jo,
and look at. her and weep!—a nigger can
didate runnin for Governor.
But suppose we had representation, and
had elected all good men, fair men, just
men; what could they do for us? Just
nothing at all. With the present radical
majority all our votes wouldn't undo any
thing that has been done, and with a rad
ical President they could do as much
more as they pleased. Just let ’em all
alone, give, 'em rope, more rope ; history
is repeating itself, the crisis will come
some time, tyranny and oppression must
run its course. Joe Brown's programme
wont stop it. One of his resolutions
made my head swim ; I felt like taking
chloroform._ He would make the whole
Yankee t nation believe we loved ’em like
brothers, and wanted ’em to come out
South, and let us hug ’em. Well, all
that sorter stuff' is played out. There
ain't a hundred mfen in the State that has
uny more respect for a radical than a
hyena, and Joe Brown knows it. But
the good Lord knows our hearts, and how
fondly we cling to those moderate men of
the mighty North who would save us from
the humiliation that awaits us. Let a
kind word be spoken to a subjugated reb,
and the warm blood quickens in the veins.
Oh, but here are the Union Leagues,
somebody says, what are they going to
do with us? Never mind my friends, the
Union Leagues aint goin to hurt nobody.
They are mi le of flesh and blood like
we are. and they are citizens, and their
fate will he our fate. They are as much
disgusted at Sherman's bill as anybody.
They are our neighbors and our friends,
and if there is some bad men among ’em,
there is enough of the good to make ’em
do right. So keep quiet and be easy, and
the Union Leagues are not going to trou
ble you. If they want to save their own,
it don't follow that they want to steal
But Joseph is afraid we cant stand a
military government. Well, I know it is
humiliating, withering, crushing, hut we
have stood it, and can try it awhile long
er. We can do it till we can do better.
Military governments aint the cause of
our poverty and distress. Its a govern
ment higher than-Tbomas, Sherman, or
Sheridan. Its the loss of crops, the want
of rain- The military never stopped the
corn from growing, and there’s just as
much rain in one platform as another. It
the Good Lord will only bless us with an
abundant harvest, everything will go on
smooth enough with the humble and hon
est people who drive the plow and hoe
the corn. If they prosper, everybody
else will too, if they mind their own busi
We will have to quit talking so much
and quit writing altogether—muzzled lips
and a gagged press. I've done took warn
ing myself, and quit. Had my life insured
in the Knickerbocker, and the policy
wont, allow ine to expose myself, to jump
Into WTinccerotry pent. Tlttrmffttnry >• •
out write us acyhow. Folks say the pm
is mightier than the sword, but you put
’em both together, and they flank a man
out of his liberty, and may be his life, in
double quick. The Mayor of this town
had a little billet doin with General
Thomas the other day, and only come out
second best, though it was not an ooen
field nor a fair fight. I thought myself
that 21 order must lie a hoax, got up by
Brick Pomeroy, or somebody, and was
lookin for the Genral to come out in a
card denyin of it, but I soon found that
it was a genuine Robesperean document .
I still think his posterity will deny it some
29 years hence, •
Well, I was mighty mad. I would have
given a hundred dollars to have played
Vantoun with him one hour, just to have
been turned loose in the papers, all free,
no gag. no jail, no barracks, no bayonets,
no guard. I would have got such a grin
on him for the next six months, as would
have made everybody except Brick Pome
roy forget that Beast Butler stole spoons.
“Living on their magnanimity!” I tell
you that got me, that burnt me, when I
knew there wasn't enough magnanimity
in a ship load all such to support a poor
Reb 24 hours. Magnanimity ! My opin
ion is they’ve lost the seed, and' don’t
know whr.t the commodity is. I Was as
•full of epitaph as Brownlow is of pizen.
: Language came to me spontaneous : reg
ular hidelifiers, that would have peeled
: the bark from a man's carcass like skin
j ning an alligator. But you see I was in
j the cautious state, am! had to smother
jmy feelings. J think I should have gone
jup with spontaneous combustion, if my
| wife hadn't broke the spell with her com
ic scenes, She is an amusin and inter
j estiu woman, much given to music in
these days of numerous and lively off
j spring, but jest ns soon as order 21 come
: out, she hunted up the "prey jacket" and
i the “coweiorcd banner and just such
a solo soiree as 1 have 21 times a week,
was never heard m Big Shanty before!
She seems to take a delight in letten
the rebel Hag on the title page “see the
light,” and •‘Haunts it about'* in my face
because I call myself a Union man. She
says that part of the order about General
Hanson’s remains, was founded on serip
i lure, and so was Phil. Sheridan's about
’ Gen. Johnston’s, for Solomon says in
Ecclesiastics, “that a living dqg is better
. than a dea 1 lion." My opinion is that it.
1 will be impossible to harmonize these
women durin this century. Such orders
as 21 will cut oil ail hope of it. I think
j if Gen. Thomas hadn’t been a Virginian,
iho wouldn't have,issued it. Ive noticed
: that- when i Virginian falls he falls heavy
: and fur. Ie gits further over on the side
- agin us than anybody. I've heard that
Scott got hold of ’em about, this time, i
and took ’em up into a high mountain, j
and show’d ’em a kingdom or two, and !
the General fell down and worship'd, and j
Ed. Johnson wouldn’t. I tell you my }
friends, a man ought to be careful about j
going up onto these dangerous mountains,
and this leads me to remark we ought to I
petition Mr. Johnson to put over Big l
Shanty a General who stood square to his
Hope for the best, my friends. Don’t
imagine you see panters and injuas, be
cause we are in a Territory. Don't mis
take a bureau track for a bear sign. Don't
fear it will be sickly, because Florida is
hitched on to our diggins. Attend to
your business, keep off of a high moun
tain, and all will be well. I would say
more, but my wife's music has begun.
R- S.—l date my letter from Rig Shan
ty, as I hear these three “diggins” are
to have that name. Let us all be thank
ful we know whar we are. For two years
it has been doubtful whether we are in or
out. My opinion now is, that we are out ,
and I heard a female voice «ay whoopee !
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