, April 30
.--On the occasion of the arrival of Mr. A. H. Stephens
a large procession was formed, which marched through the city.
They carried, painted on canvas, a representation of the American
flag, soiled and torn, suspended by a broken flag-staff.
Underneath was the picture of a grave, with the words, “Receive me.”
This outrage upon the flag aroused feelings of deep disgust and indignation among the still loyal portion of the citizens; and one gentleman, a venerable pastor of the Seamen
's Bethel, openly denounced the proceedings, declaring that Savannah
had been the first to dishonor the glorious banner of the Union
On being threatened with violence, he told the mobocrats, that though he was an old man, he would defend himself if attacked, and some of them would bite the dust if they laid their hands on him.--N. Y. Times, May 8