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'A MA Y 81.
Moisss Vallst Wate if ol lisbed
every Mctid»y ®t thi« Offic*-, is one «1 u oldest
paper* in Iowa, and fate a widely ex tetdt circu
lation throughout tho Dei Miines Valley, North
ern and W etivin Ilhrnis.
And tke Fiar Fpangled Banner, in triumph shall
O'er the lend ef the free und therms
of the brave I
lortifa Ntwi,
"The Ameriaa, with dates to the 19th ar
ifi-ed on the 30th. She brings $1,200,000 in
tpecie. Mr. Dallas came a passenger. Mr.
Adsms had presented his credentials at court.
Ttre wit let f5r breadstuSi and pro visions
wee steady.
In the debates in the House of Lords on
ftbt American blockade, the speakers gene
rally opposed the idea of privateers being
regarded ae pirates. The Earl of Granville
•aid that in ord*r to make a lawful blockade
it was not absolutely necessary to render all
ingress and egress impossible, bat to render
4t^iiffioult. Otbers said that such a force
must be maintained as to make the passage
The Kxptelli of Treaioa*
The ohivalric traitors of the Sotrtb—-tferfi
Floyds, the Cobbs, the Twigcs, the Marshals,
#1 idotnne gtnu$ of perjurers, robbers, trait
ors and ascassins—have a dangerous rival
for the gratitude of the Sooth in tbt person
«f engineer Quinn of Virginia.
Quinn was employed to repair tbe erpines
Of the flag ebip Minnesota and the Mississip
pi, and in doing eo cot oat two inches of the
delivery pipe and substituted gummed oan
tas instead of iroo. Ae a consequenoe, when
tite vessels put to sea they were soon filled
With water, and barely escaped sinking, lo
Ike meantime, Quinn bad resigned his posi
tion in the United States service and went
back to old Virginia, where he belongs. It
|p a poor consolation to know that bit name
•ae stricken from the Navy roll.
Aln'i Ket^anilMe,
We wish it
distinctly understood
here and
now, henceforth and everywhere, that the
Republican party is in no way or mnnnerre
•ponwible for the aetion of the House of
Representatives of the late Iowa Legisle
That body distinctly-ignored parly in the
Mart and elected Bill Thompson, the stolen
poll-book expelled Cogrcs^man, Ctiiff Clerk
And rnesed a unanimous resolution white.
Hashing J, C. Ilall, bis then law partnerf
•bo "tonveytd1* and concealed the poll
books. No, the Republican party, thank
Clad, ia not responsible fur thorn.
f/jPTbe camp at Onsyvillein llHtmfs,near leave a margin of $150,000
St. Louis, has been broken up, and the troops expenses
itarted South to eome point sot made known
to the puHlia.
Frank Blair's Regiment are under daily
txpectation of marching for Virginia.
Aaron llitrian on lb* War.
FHR Iivil—So
AIminiatration were l#mooratic, he would
just as renaily stand by it to upbuid the
Government. [Loud cheern.] H« must be
permitted one word as to the manner of sus«
ta t)!t)£ ihitt (iovernmont, under whi^h we
hud prfcpeied so long and so well. He was
in favor of voting the Urg®«t supplien
[eboers,] as the very best tn-enns for bringing
inis unhallowed rebnUion to a speedy olose.
[Lou'l eh*«.rire If it co$t thmation thou
taiidt vf milium* of irtmiirtytrtn that teat
thaw oo wbollt
Don't Trust Ulinourl.
Those who •offer themselves to act upon
the presumption thai Claib Jackson and hit
confederates hate abandoned their treason*'
ble purposes are destined to a sore diaop
pointmeut. They have been plotting treason
too long to abandon it at the first rebuff, and
the Union men of Missouri and the people of
Southern Iowa, too, will find work to do in!
defeooe of themselves aDd the Union before
Christmas, without going away from home
to find it. Here is a brief extract from the
Jefferson City correspondent of the St. Louis
t^emoorat, and a letter from aeitixen of Linn
tounty, which will serve to indicate in eome
Slight degree what may be looked for in the
It is reported this morning ffdtn teeml
Cffit:iul sourest1 that u commissioner from the
Confederate authorities was here, conferring
•rith Gov. Jackson, and had proposed to fur
ftinh hiro thirty thousand men and fifty thou
•and stand of arms, on condition that ha
(Jackson) would pledge the Stale to eeoede
Ibis fall. Take this in connection With the
fact that the Legislature is to he convened
again in September, and it indicates an un
der-current of which the public are not cor
rectly advised* at leapt, the signs of the times
are omintmo of some future event in the his
tory of the Missouri rebellion.
It will also be remembered that Jackson
in his farewell speeches to the departing
troops, admonished them to drill, and bold
themselves in readiness to return at a mo
ment's wtiming. The troops were permitted
to take ft way with them all their arms and
equipage, and most of them marched away
under secession flags.
The large Confederate States flsg was again
seen up before the Governor's residence this
Saturday and Sunday nights were em
ployed in secretly sending off the cannon,
ammunition and cartridge wagons from this
place, There are conjectures aa to their
destination and uses, of which I suppose the
Federal authorities will be advised, ae Jack
son, Gen. Price, and Gen. Haruey are, all,
under bonds to keep the peace.
The letter to which we referred is as fol
Ft. CATRrmxR, Linn Co., Mo., May 2T.
hdUcrt l*V"Oerat
tins I noticed i the I democrat of the 22d, ar
si) ge merit? made by Gen. Harney and Gen. Price
whirls ttS^rded i-cme relief to the I tiion men of tbt#
county, thinking it would meet tho approbation of
both p.trtitf, and we would again rretime onr peace
said Aaron Harlnn, of
Chi\ in HfPfob ut Morrow, Ohio,delivered
On Saturday last, in accepting the Republi
can nomination for Congresa, as (iovernor
Torwin's successor. Mr. Harlan received
78 votes on the first ballot in the Congress
ional Convention. In response to repeated
call*, Mr. llarlxn addressed the Oonveution
as follows. We quote the report of tbe Cin
cinnati itatte:
"The times that were upon us were such
as had never b'-cn seen in this country—but
rarely Sii.C" the wo^ld began. Human gov
eminent wae not merely a luxury, ,but an
imperious necessity. In this seaaon of wild
n,fusion, the pe iple should rally to sustain
their («ov-rument—-the bsat ever organit-d
on the face of the ear'h. [Chsers.] lie
carad not who or whet party administered it, I
•till, in any event, it w«ir« the best Govern
ment over organi*»d. [Cheer*.] He was
njt Democrat, but if, in these times, the!
[Cheers.] )Vhiptbrm quick, (etipere,] and Administration. He would put the State on
whip thorn well. [Prolonged cb^-ring so'l' a proper war footing. Whatever was needed
cries sf "good."] 0* rrun etid crush thfm be w:»uld oher-rfnlly vote. It was absurd to
out at on-, as tnevfrv beet thing for them taik of the impossibility of our people pav
as well u«! [f'roionef i cheering ingsu^h taxes as may be ncoessarily levied
"Aod with r^ri^wtd thanks for tbe honor
Hut in I hi- we oeerato be destined
to disappointment. Tfce strfssioniMs do not recog
nise it, but omri.nr* to oio*i/.« vkmh tbat is
rAaovs militatY u*w, i»i »a l.aat tb*ir intbs
tiou TO isKohiK IT! Ib-y repudiate lien. Ilarney
opinion, on itc conflicting with the Constitution of
tbe HoiUd States, and My iba* iiar.iiey n l'rice
ba« any uutbority over thi* Mate. There was a
com pan}* orjrsnit^d
it the ISth in-t., son.e 50 namcf
were enfolUd at thi place The Union turn of this
plfi»e wi«h to know whether that compromise ie a
realitv or a fatco, 'T whether we are to hope forpro
tection from any other souree than from the Home
Guards, oricamted under the military law an i
ing for Jeff Dutio. If net, we mud leave, or pre
pare to protect ourselvtP, fur we do not feel willing
lo riik •urselres under their rotecunp care.
lews fj#*la»suur«—•• Extra Seiaiea.
Ft. Dis Moinks,
SlNATX.—The special order for the morn
ing was a substitute for Senate File No. 4, a
bill for an aot to issue State bonds.
Mr. Rankin moved to strike out in section
1 "eight hundred thousand," and insert
"one million."
Mr. Neal mrv»d to amend the amendment
by inserting $260,000. The ayes and nays
were called for.
Mr. Thompson said it must be apparent to
srery Senator that $*250,('00 is insufficient.
The expense of arming and equipping the
regiments already in the field baa cost $100,
Amendment of Senator Nasi lost—24
to 6.
to amend the amend
ment bv substituting $500,000 fur $1,000,
000. lie wu satisfied by an estimate he bat)
Uinde thftt thin nm «uild b« nnf!i"innt ?r
TTTf lirovinHitis uf tho i nora
Aneemhiy, and
to meet any
nt expenses. Besides, be wished
priation passed unatiiin )usly. lie!
wi" satisfied the amount cou.d be appropri*
ated with little opposition.
Mr. B'ilcy would vot« for any other pro*
position which would decrease the amount,
lie would voto for any amount to place this
Stats and the Capital of tbe United States
in a state of defei.ee but he would not vote a
dollar for thn purpose of prosecuting a war
for subjugating thp South. He bthoved a
paoifie polioy was the n!j remedy for exist- i
ing difficulties. If we should subjugate the
South, what would we gaii V Tbe difficulty!
could be better settled now than after tbe
sections bad boeumc ntiil more estranged by
f* long and bicody wur.
Green of Muscatino w as willing to go to i
any necessary extent in making an appropri
ation. All that he had, his iife included,
should go, if necessary, to the preservation
of this Union as it now exists. He thought
there were suffi ient safeguards in tbe bill to
prevent the extravagant us6 of the funds at!
the di?poiivl of the Governor. He desired
an appropriation which would be sufficient
for any possible contingency.
Mr. I'uiey thought such arguments would
sound beiter in the newspapers than on Wall
JMrset. If we were to have our bonds ne
gotiated we must fix such aaum as will make
them Je«irui'le in tbe market. He would not
hesitate to discharge his whole duty to the
Statn, but be did not desire to vote one dol
lar more than was required.
Mr. U uno./iiihe would pledge all be had
and all be was to the support of the Govern
ment, but he would not place too heavy a
tnx upon the people. He had concluded to
vote $400,003. The sum be bad indicated
was ample, nnd be would not vote for any
surplus. Besides, we might defeat tbe ob
bttter than going wholly to the drvii at jeet »e hnve jo view by attempting to raiee tbe National Admiuistr^tion in refusing to
Fill iritfUit II I. ft Ad v.. i .^^ ._
ovc*. [Prui /Dg«*d and uproariou-t oh^ttring.]
Batter sacrifice a million of the best lives of
t«h eoun*rv thsn let anurchv prpvail. Il» iU«
rt-oauM anv efl'us on of blood, any firmies,
any d.-bt dcpi irel this, and the aiuiast
everlasting n*equeno«iS that would follow
but he he!i that this mode of conducting
the war «a* the cheapest arid roost tneroiful.
tuo large a sum.
Mr. Uamm«r said this
in ti ne of war.
of the tt!minititn, the g^ntlnnan retired,! Mr. How«n naid it would make but little!
amid the wildest a{'pltu#e." diff rrnce with tbe standard of our Bonds.— I
[,,it ptand«»rd would be based upon tbe ne* i
be N. O. True IMta oomplsins of ceseity fur tbe apriropriation. If lbe neoet
the eensorebif of telfgrftphie di«ratehe« es- sity existed Icr $1,000,000 we could soil our
tablished by the Confederate authorities in »ni# us readily ue tbougb we needed but]
tbst city. The news of the capture of the $500,000 ani attempted to raise that sum.
wae a great war,
uuiiaj of oonev.
As money is ttie sinews of war, we should
not withhold it. This was not a war to sub
jugate the South, but a war wbose obj"ct
w#f to plnce the people of tbe South in tbeir
proper condition. He h«d confidence in tbe
accession troop* at Nt. Louis wae not al
Jo^ed to be published, though it was te
ceived in private an I oirouiat»(l through tbe from ruin. Be»i Us, tbe moral elfett of a Mo wa« killed at AruiaosCity, New M«x
aiiy. Even ditpatebre from Mongwry fur l.b^rai apr ropriati,,.. wool be great. Tbe wi^aefllil'blan'S
tbe pr«*s ar« ru^uirej to pass through the l«b»ral 'tfl.-r uf Mr. Astor was Bi°tc effective defene,
oensor's baods. Uian a fc^iment tf toldumu He Aid sot I the
When tbe Government was endangered, be I avidity
did not a fit what it would ooet to tave it! A young msn by the name of Kobert Howe, from
like to hear of subjugating the South nnd es
tablishing a military de»pitif»m. Such des
potism already exists at the South. To break
up that despotism be would vote $2,000,000,
or any amount that might be needed. Some
member talk of dsfendiag the State—of
appropriating largely for such defense.—
We most remember tbot we ocuid be seoure
and prosperous only wbea the General
Government was safe. This was a question
that required but one argument—"powder
Mr. Bailey did not desire to provoke a
discussion, but only to plaoe himself right
on the subject. Dis patriotism was as
strong and as deep as that of any other man,
but be did not consider war a remedy for
our present difficulties. He endeavored to
I show tbut tbe origin of tbe war was the Ab
olition element eo prevalent in tbe North.—
The South bad just cause for complaint.—
I Perhaps Mr. Lincoln was in favor of peace,
but there was an element in bis party which
would not allow him to adopt a peaoaabls
Senator McPherson eaid wo might look at
tbe Constitution of tbe Southern Confede
racy, an 1 at the published speeohes of tbe
leaders. From these we could iearn what
their objoot is in this rebellion. He would
speak on tbe question before the Senate.—
We could not make a specific appropriation
in dollars nnd cents. No more bonds would
be sold than was necessary. We desired to
authorise tbe sale of a number sufficient to
meet all contingencies. There are proper
restriction* in the bill to prevent tbe issue
of an extravagant number. It could make
little difl'srence how large the sum author
ized, If there were not sufficient restrictions
made in the bill, we can make more and
stronger ones. Ife h»»lievfd them fluf&eient.
All party feeling must be laid aside, and we
must ask, what does this Government need
All that is needed, or that there ie any pros
pect of being needed, should be appropria
Mr. Powers said Tbe fact exists that we
are in tbe midst of a rebellion. Tbera is no
use in going back to causes. It can do no
good. He tboogbt the appropriation of
$1,000,0»0 would not increase our taxation
bevond our ability to bear.
)Ar. Rankin said that be made tbe motion
to strike from tbe hill the words eight hun
dred thousand dollars and insert $1,000,000,
for many reasons satisfactory to himself.
He felt instructed so to vote by hie con
stituents, so far as be bad heard an expres
sion. In the various publio meetings held
in the city of Keokuk, the expression, with
out refprpnee to party distinction, was in fa
vor of $1,000,000.
A gentleman has just bees elected
seat in tie House of Representatives from
Lee County, without reference to party, who
was open and publicly in favor of the issue
of bonds to tbe amount of $1,000,000. His
majority was over 700. 1 have, however,
every reason to believe, that his antagonist
was not much below bim as to bis idea of the
As a faithful Representative, 1 desire to
according to these indications of tbe pop
I ular will.
Independent, however, of these partial in
structions, I am decidedly in favor of tbe
i amount stated. Tbe country is in actual
1 war. It is a war tbat will be bloody, des
perate and expensive. It is a war in whi^h,
if defeated, we lose everything, and if suc
cessful we give perpetuity to a Government
of incalculable value.
The en- mios of a large appropriation hope
for a pesos through soaie specific policy,
or through some negotiation with the foe.—
It ie usel ss to anticipate anything of the
kind. Peice oan only result from a sulja
gation of all rebel forces. There can be no
peace until a the Government property is
reclaimed and ths flag of the country floats
i over it. It would be disgraceful to attempt
negotiations with the men that bead tbe
Southern Confederacy, men who have beeo
plotting treason for y- are, men who have
conspire against the Constitution and tbe
laws, men who nuvc openly rebelled and
brought on us a war in which lives have al*
tnotipy rxpt'Ttii
fi'&wy i.iii'i i Oi l' n mi ui'iri
ed* The time negotiate has gone by, the
time for conciliation and cjmproini»e has
gone by, tbe timp to fight has arrived.
If the w ir should be sbort, the mney to
bo raised need cot be expended. If nec^saa
ry, howevor, to self defense, for State honor
and Natior al honor, it vill be perpetually dis
graceful i )t to provide it in time.
The gentleman from Pottowattomie seems
to think that the issue of bonds to tbe
amount of $1,000,000 will impair the credit
of the Sta'e, that a small issue might
r«adily soli, while moneyed men might re
fuse to 'inv ?st where tho i»aue is large. This
is not good reasoning, for every intelligent
man knowe tbat if we issue $3l)0,(KH) bonds
to-day, the next Legislature may issue $500,
000 edditi »nal. It is wt-1! known that we
bavo no wor to restrict future legislation.
Gentlemen announce a readiness to vote
hereafter for any sum or sums that may
seem to be necessary, a waitingtibowever,tbe
developments of tbe future. If circumstan
ces demand the expenditure of $1,000,000,
why not appropriate it at this time, and if
tho contra y sh uld be true, tbe proper pro
portion of this amount will be used and no
to i
Our country oalls for help and I am in fa
vor of a fr ink and bold reeponse to tbe call
in men and in moy. lbe patriotic men of
tbe State in vast numbers volunteer, and why
abould we withhold tbe munitions of wur,
nnd tbe ootnforts of military life? Let us
bejusttot^e National Government, to the
State Government, and maintain their honor
and credit, both in the Legislative oounoits
and on the fields of war. Let us be true to
our Union brethren in the South let us, by
a bold example, strengthen their arms
against tho rebels who would strike them
down because of tbelrlcyalty, and confiscate
their property.
L*t us sliow to the world that we uphold
deal with rebels in a paoifin way, in refusing
to acknowledge tbe rirbt of nr t*
recognise a government profeeeedly built
upon tit gr es—in uphol jing an administra
tion that hae proclaimed that tbere is no
stopping point betweon absolute loy»ltj and
outright revolution.
Frsai New Mexico.
In&KFKirDKKi'K, Mo., May 26 l«bl.
Ma. Ennetti 'lbe uiatl frcw SaaU t'", Msw Max
loo, arrived this murntng, bringing date* np to tba
12 in«t.
1 h«s fUo« Ing i fffcers af th» United State* army
hav- reMgnei: C«l. L«rinfc', C..minand«*r of the De
[lartm ui of Nsw M« xicu Majx Crittenden, Lleu
tfo«nu Kich, bmkt and McNul, of United Ststea
ritl x.
Col. Can
by as«amrs eoasmuBd as aoon as Loring
Lieut. Ki and Dr. Bock cams in with this
Tbe greatvat excitement prevails in that country,
and evifry mail is lookeU Ier with tbe greatest
kiliihg was deci'led b. tbe ntra t-be In nil- i
Biif-. it taj U.»£«y(LUjf Ufa*
Washington, May 19.
Flarper's Ferry, if it is not already evacuated,
will »oi,u fall- The troop* ther* arc not near as
numerous as has been atated** Ibere are not over
4,000 in and about the plnce. They are miserably
•quipped and nearly starved.
Ueu. Met'lelland, with 16,000 troops, ia already
on tbe a rah toward Harper's Kerry. Another
force will pro -ead from Cbatnberebarg under Geo.
Klein, another from the Kelay House, and atiII
an ther frou£Washingtoa City, to sut off tbe
Tbe Government received no offleia) intelligence
from our Minister by the la*t mail from Europe.—
The impression, however, which the Etna's mail)
convey id respecting American *ff i there, la en
tirely latiifhctory lo our Government, and clearly
indicate* that graat cbangr a had already taken plaoe
in the miuds of tbe peopie.
A genera! order baa bieen inened ty the War Da
)«rttueiit, granting volunteers now enlisted tbe
Same money allowances for clothing as the regu
be total number of Regiments accepted from tbe
State of I llinnj? for thh war, is now IS, inclaeive
of Hecker s Uerman Hegmient.
St. Louin iicgitnent of Col. F. P. Blair, Jr., has
been ordered to Ft. Monroe
[Tribune'« »po^ial.]
there were 2,600 troops on Sunday,
At Qrafton
and more wore pouring in from Harper's Ferry
Several bridge* bad Wen det-troyed, among them
one at C)ark«burg on tbe Northweatem Railroad,
and one about half way between Wheeling and
1 ho iron Monocaey bridge was threatened, but
Gov ilicks sent a strong body of Maryland troops
to protect it. One end only of tbe grt-at rock blown
down at llarper'a Ferry bAd fallu on the track,
and two hours' work-with gun powder wow&swflree
to remove it.
Gen. Jubnson, it ia aaid, eontidered tbat be bad
timesufhi'ient i" aecure his retreat.
Gee. MM'iellaiiJ has thrown strong bodies of
troops from 1'iirjkerebarg a»d W bee I i
n toward!
Graft on bat some delay would be occasioned by
rebui Iding.
Tbe force at Chamberisburg now threaten liar
pet 'a Ferry.
To-day Gov. Banks'oommiseion aa Maj.Gen. was
ordered with tbe porpoae of placing him in com
mand of an important coluiun.
80.060 tro»p» will reid.zvoui at Cairo for aa im
mediate n»*e «n M- iuphi?.
lbe Government ia now putting forth all their
vigor, and will orge the Citnpaign to the loweat
point of latitude consistent witb climate and the
epidemic ol Auguatand bcpt«ti»b*r, »ith*Htt per
haps any formal proclamation for an additionalea
liatuient far the number of foreei needed.
Lieut, di mmer arrived in Waabmgton, from Ft.
Pickens »ay», troop« thera art able to hold tbe fori
agaiuvt any for e tbat will be brcaxbt against it.—
The garrisan numbera about 1.000 men, and the
rehei force under Uen. br&gg «b* ul C.liW.
It it- audersteoj that Mi.jr-Ueuera i Fremont will
be B!aigned to tbe command of tbe Western divi
sion of the army, to operate in the Miesiaaippi val
Two men wh were forced into service by the Vir-
authorities at hichmond. have arrived bere.
beyrep rta bad condition of thing* in hichmond.
Tro .pH are pooriT provided, having to grl food as
be&l tOey can. loendiar fires are of freqaeatoe
currenoc. The day Government troopa entered Al
exandria, a iocH-tgcr arr'vad and reported tbe trad
era! troopa within an hour'* march, advancing ra
pidly. Immediately tbe whole body commenced
running off through the wooda.
[r-pettal to tbe Werld.1
Secretary Cameron 1a attending to his duties to
It is reported tbat the Virginia Vowion
Kog A. I'ryoi e .oujpu:) voted in a b^dy tbe
•ouj|u:) voted ID
straight out ui n ticket, much to Pryir'i mdig
natijii, wtu imueJiately dnbaLdtd ibftn.
i »r iera to day U«ued for tbe return of tbs 7tb
Hfg-.airnt to New York, tc be mustered out of ser
apt Kngle, fr
-no Fort Monroe, reporta Sewell's
.iTit altuuat imprcgnhble, and low occupied by 4,
000 rebrls. Butler'i- plau in to auTrcund th in and
cut off their supplies, iba« forcing them t® surren
A Virginian from Fairfield reporta that tbe rab
eia will corae down tbe eaoal U Alexandria, when
tbe federal troopa advaLco, thus nseetiag tbem half
be i "•J*
The new military diitrict, called Department of
Kentucky, has bsen formed, to be commanded by
Col. Anderson.
Washington, May St.
Two Lieutenants in tbe rebel army have resign
ed, having become utterly ditguated with affairs,
l'be troop* are poorly fed and bad raceivad no pay.
A letter dated Galveaton. Ttxaa, May 11*, saya
"I learned yerterday that ail ur porta are block
adrd. The Government vesaela firel into and otop
.eJ a couple of Southern vaaaeia, and our ardent
Southern men are hot about it. We have two forta
on tbe bea^b built of aand bag*, and seven or eight
pieo of artillery. EverytUiug is very dull here,
and every one oat of empl-.ynienl.
Baltimore, May 3U.
Tbe steamer Adelaide, from Old Point Comfort
arrived this morning, and rep rte all quiet.
"lhe steamer State ef Georgia 1 an od tbe First
Regiment of New i ork at Ft. Aionroe yeaterday.
Large numbers of Ubij troopa were repo: ted to
bsat Little York, l'a., this morning, on ttw way
to this eity.
[Commercial'* dir patch
a bingtou, May 30.
The New York 3d regiment baa beea diabandad,
owing(to tLelr being dem^rahted.
Lit ui. Col- Fambam will be Coloatl of the Fire
Zjuave.", unltisa be abould decline. He ts an expe
rienced ^rticer.
It i» now lieved the Ftdtrai troops will occupy
Junc'ioa to-uiorrow night, driving away
the rebels who have Con^rega'ed mere.
There is a rumor of tbe resignation of Judge
A merchant of Alexandria revived a letter from
hit hrulbpr »n htebmnnd.
bilu U» leave im-
mediaiely.a* tb« fcijuthera ariay is cvncentraiing
to drive tb«* Federal futcea away
The Post's uirfpatcb cays tbe rrbels are eTacnat
ing Uarper'e frVrry, and contemplating concentra
tion near Hienmoud and Norfolk.
Washington, May 30.
Hugh Maber of Chioago, it tht loweet
bidder for tbe great beef oontraot for tbe
U. 8. Army, lie offera to deliver it here for
•4 48.
It has been determined by the Govern
ment to give every man of whatever rank,
serving in the Army or Navy, a Diploma on
parchment, signsd by tbe President and tbe
beads of Departmente.
No proposals for the loan of nearly 14
millions under the aot of June last were
opened. Tbe 30 days required by law be
fore tbe power to issue Treasury Notes could
accrue, expired to day, and tbe Department
will avail itself of tnat means of meeting
the wante of tbt Treasury.
New York, May 30.
When tbt frigate Niagara was at Havana,
two New Orleaus soboonere were in port fly
ing tbe rebel flag, but a visit from Litut.
Porter oocasioned tbe substitution of tbe
stars aod stripes.
Gentlemen from Norfolk report 10,000
troope tbere. wall arm*r1 p!?2t bst
bigb 25,000 men at Richmond and oity
strongly fortified. Jeff. Davit ill, but «X*
ptJted immediately.
[Post's Special.]
Tbe War Department ie boeily engaged in
fnak.ng appointments of ofieere for tbe 30
trgimente of regular troopa ordtrtd by tbt
Preeideot in addition to the prttent forot.—
These regiments, when arrangements for
tbeir organisation are perfetted, will be very
efficient, ae all tbe oomnsieeioned officert will
bt moo who bavt seen active servioe.
Philadelphia^ May 30.
A Pbiladelpbiao who reoeotly eeoaped
from Memphis, has arrived bere. He eaye
tbert aro about 3,00Q troops in Memphis,
and about as many more enoamped on tbe
Fair (Jround, near tbat oity. At liandolpb,
tbtre are about 5,000 men, and a formida*
i bit battery of 04 pounders and 2 mortars.—
At Ft. lleotor, on tht Tenneetee side is Fort
Harris, with about 1,000 men. At Mempbie
and various points between tbere and tbe
lint were about
1 4r
New York, Mny 30.
The schooner Urbana arrived from indi
anola via Havana with Co.'s A. and Sd TJ.
S. Infantry, under Uapt. Jordan and Li sot*
Grove, also 12 women and 12 obiidren.
The new Military Department of Kentoky,
Col Robt. Anderson, Commandant, emhra
oes so mveh of that State «s lies within 10
milee of the Ohio Rtver. His headquarter#
for the present are at Loaisville.
Tbe reoeipte into tbe Treasury for tbd
week ending Monday last were $390,000.
Baltimore, Mav 30.
Twe New York Regiments, from Eltnira,
passed through bere at
o'clock this eve-
Cbambersburg, May 30.
Tbe SeeMsIon troops bave fallen back two
miles from Williamport, in tbe direotion of
Martinsburg. They have about 500 men and
two small ewivei guns. About 100 desert
ions bave ooourrad since tbe Williamspurt
camp was established. There wero three
deaths from small pox this week.
St. John's, N. F. May 30.
Princo Alfred arrived bere last night at
Cincinnati, May 30.
Anson Stager has been appointed Super~
intendent for military purposes, of al I tele
graph lines within tbe department of Ohio.
A very complete system has been devised for
tbe use of tbe telegraph for military opera
tions, and placed at tbe disposal of Major*
(ieneral MeClelland, and a number of expe
rt eneed telegraphers are oo operating with
Mr. Stager to render it of tbe utmost possi
ble efficiency in army servioe.
Tbe garrison at Newport Earraeks fired
minute guns to-day, in bouor of tbe memo
ry of OoLEllewQiiltA..
Cleveland, May 30.
Returns of Tueeday'e Congressional elec
tion are meagre, but R. A. Harrison, con
servative Republican, weseleoted to fill Cor*
win's vaoansy by a small majority over Har
lan, radioal Republioan. S. T. Worcester
was chosen in Sberman'e place, by about 2,
000 majority.
Niw Yon, May 30.
Tbe Times' Washington oorreepondent
speculatee as follows:
Washington, May 29.—Tbe Government it
becoming embarraeeed with queetione of
bow the prisoners captured in tbe confliot
now going on eball be disposed of.
Sooute are daily picking up men proved to
be dietttttomstt. Tne aniabsf already taken
exceeds 100.
The rebele are oaptnring Union men, think*
ing when they have a sufficient number tbev
will be able to seoure tbe release of the 3d
rebels oaptursd at Alexandria.
If tbe Government treat theee men as reb
els, taken in arms againei tbe Government^
they should be bung. If tbe system of ex*
ebange be adopted tbere is in the aot a recog
nition of tba rebels as baliigerente, aecordr
ing to all laws of nations. Tbe Cabinet bag
discueeed tbe point several times without
coming to any reealt.
Tbe Government has ascertained tbat
tbere are now no rebel troops at Fairfax
Court House, Tbere were troope at tbat
point bat tbey bave fallen baok on tbe aait
At Mannassas Gap tbey have literally eat»
en up every thing to be obtained at Fairfat
Court Houae, and were driven baok fr u»
fear of etarvation. Tbey take whatever
they can find from tbe families of friends or
foes. Tbey pay liberally, but it is in tbt
scrip of Virginia.
The determination of Judge Taney ti re»
port to tbe President tbe result of bie en*
deavors to break down tbe Federal Govern*
ment, ie a dieereet way of getting out of tbt
It appeart by advitte from Ft. Monrottbal
there ia likely to be a stampede of tbe slaves
through Virginia.
Washington, May 30.
A gentleman arrived to- day from the netgb*
Virhood of Centerville, 23 miles from Alex*
amine, Va. He eeys it ie reported that tbere
wern 4000 robe! troope tb*re iboata. lit
eonfirm* tbe report tbat prominent men con
tinuw tft 1 yIIr•*
Virginia as hostages for tbe eafety of 40 se*
oessoin troops now in Washington awaiting
orders of the Government.
Eleven steamers are at Washington Navy
Yard, fitting oat with ammunition, stores,
Ac., for unknown deetioatione. Troops
the Oapital building are to-day moving te
their new qaarttrt in tbt Oaneral Pottoffio*
St. Loaie, May 39.
Io the babeat torpos oaae of Gapt. McDon
ald, Judge Treat yeeterday decided tbat tb#
return of (*en. Harney wae ineulficient, and
sustained tbe demurrer. Tbe oounsel for tbt
respondent then aeked leave to amend tbt
return, wbiob was granted.
Col. Blair's regiment was yeaterday tworn
Into the United States terviee for three yeare.
About 200 oitisensof Southern Illinois left
for tbe South a day or two sinoe for tbe pur
pose of joining the Confederate army.
The Peduoah Herald, Oolumbnt Crteeeot,
and tbe Hiokman Courier, secession ptptrs
of wcatern Kentuoky, bsve suspended.
Four steamere passed Vickebnrg on the
23d with Confederate troope from New Or
leans for Ft. Smitb, Ark.
Ginoinnati, May 30.
Tbt Ohio and Virginia troopa, under com
mand of Col. Kelly, oocuped Grafton at 2|
o'olook this afternoon. The 6th regiment of
Indiana volunteers, under command of Col.
Crittenden, arrived bere at 5 p. m. Wbile
paasing along 4th street, on their way to tbe
Little Miami depot, they were enthusiastically
cheered. Tbeir deetinatinn ia eupposed to
be Grafton. Another Indiana regiment
patttd £ast via Dayttn last night.
I^TGoDOBa.—Tbe sodden changes of our
olimate are eonroes of Pulmonary, Bronobial
and Asthmatio affectione. Experience bav»
ing proved tbat timple remedies often aot
speedily and oertainly when taken in tbt tar
ly staget of tbt dittate, recourse should at
oote be bad to "Bbowm'sBkokcbul T»o
C2» ," cr Lcrtsprs, !ct Guli, Cuu*ij, ur
Irritation of the Throat be over so alight, as
by this preeaotion a moreeerions attack may
be eflectually warded off. Pcauc Sraaxaae
and SiNoaae will find tbem effeetaal for clear
ing and etrengtbening tba voice. See ad
K Will to receive at ran all Mle*
Haak Netes.
W. 11. AU8TTN A CO.,
llu Main St.
NeUs taken at tbeir Value.
1861. SPRING 18
KO "Sttt ESfrlOiV
Trade from Keskn
V£»T IX.
Mali-Street, Kestat,
Til Kilt
And are Row Sellin
trgiTocg or
foreign Oooda,
See., At.,
25 far cest. Less than Cost.
From Our Buyer In New
iSl liritcsBiiB
118 Main-it.
between Miss
OMBWHBKB between Miss King's Millinery
8tote aud tbe corner of Third and High «ts., a
steei-wirs Port Mounais, containing two gold toi
lers, one elg it square and tbe other round. Tbe
fi ider will oonfer a favor by leaving tbe amue at
tbis »Aee^ __ [sny2vd^t)
The Newest Styles of
Goods Imported*
u rvLL, as vbvaXm
1861. SPRING 1881.
1 Bsefhtsir Cleihiag atD.S'lKRKtt
Malt Strsst. is«! Ha! Ball
|se«.esa.ss»id js«ie sssui nt
not tat Itj
ei »st MB(»ia I i'sea
ESIBE6 to eall tbe nttention of
the pnhlic to
Gfnt'b Furflishine fimiils.
Which be is constantly receiving* and will
Sell Cheaper tba an} other house in the City.
Call and examine before purchasing elsewhere.
Alfl HTMttT.
AprilS d«m bEokUK, IUWA^
roH KI.M.
COM FORT A BLK Dwelling, rilangbter House
and Barn, alto a Market Htall. Any person
wiiUsg to engaee in the butebering and market
ing bailniSi will find tbe pretnisee desirable.
Apply to
Keokuk, May 6, '01 -dl
I'.nvelepssl n*eles
lOKTK-FOLlO, OOcial,Consular,
S- nvelereil I
egal Invoice^
Poet, Ball Ticket, Letter, Commercial Note, Ilath
Pay, Note,Caid, and Drug Envelopes of aiiityiee
and prices. Just rooeived at
Oity Book 8tore.l2,Main«0#
1 (L Ull lti.prime PI. O. aiCAIs lor.sali hv
1 U
received and lor iple b*

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