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They drew up, on horseback, in front of the Court House for consultation. As soon as the citizens be gan to be apprised of their object, great ex citement prevailed and crowds assembled and would have handled the traitors roughly had not Mayor Hoyer and John S. Richards, Esq., advised them to disperse, which they finally did. The following is the testimony of one of the principal witnesses against Huber and his associates: William Y. Lyon, a Government Detective, sworn, testified that he knows Phillip Huber well, and is slightly acquainted with Dr. Illig, Gabriel Filbert and Harrison Oxenrider. He Stated that over two months since he received intelligence for the first time, and frequently since, that organizations inimical to the Gov ernment existed in the neighborhood of Read ing, and he set himself to work to find out what truth there was in it. Many people had complained to him of the existence of those leagues. On the 21st of March he received information that a meecing was to be held near Reading, and he proceeded to the place indicated, in Marion township, and concealed himself in the barn of Jacob Sellers, under the straw. Shortly after a party of men en tered, Mr. Huber among them, who he recog nized by his voice. There might have been one hundred persons there. Shortly after entering the barn Huber gave orders to search the building to see if any person was there in the character of a spy. Witness could not tell who had spoken, being hid under the straw. Huber directed the men to run hay and straw forks through the straw, which was done, but without discovering the locality of the witness. They then placed what they called their pickets around the barn, and went into secret session. This was about nine o'clock. After the pickets were placed Huber administered the obligation to a num ber present, and did all the talking himself he denounced the war as unholy, and pro ceeded to speak in strong terms about the conscription, &c. he said the organization was over one million strong, and started in the South that they had signs, passwords grips, &c. The witness stated he believed some eighty-three persons took the obliga tions of the society at the meeting in ques tion Huber repeated the obligation verbally, wherein the members swore to do cestain things when questioned they answered "yesHuber gave notice that other meet ings would be held, and that the time would be communicated from one member to anoth er. Witness stated that Huber speaks at all these meetings one dollar is charged as the initiation fee and some eighty-three persons, as near as witness could find out, paid it at the meeting in the barn. The following was Hie obligation given after the organization had gone into secret session:—"Are you in fcvor of abducting Abraham Lincoln by force, if necessary? Are you in favor of a North west Confederacy Are you in favor of re sisting the draft or conscription act In regard to Dr. Illig, Filbert and Oxenrider, witness said he could not say positively that they were in the barn. Public meetings were held at a house and the secret session at the barn. There was no regular discussion at the barn meeting except the speech made by Huber. The number of men present was ar rived at through the amount of money he heard stated as received, $83. Huber acts as Treasurer after his arrest Huber told witness that the organization was banded together under the Constitution and the Union, and that the one dollar initiation fee was to help and assist one another, em ploy counsel if arrested, &c. that if they could not do what they wanted to under the Constitution, they would use force. These disclosures leave no douht of the treasonable character of the secret organiza tion known as "Knights of the Golden Circle." It ought to open the eyes of many unsus pecting "conservatives" who are associating politically with these secret enemies of the Government. WHIC& DEMOCRATIC PARTY ExGov. Wright, of Indiana, always a Democrat bat never a Copperhead, said, in response to a serenade in Philadelphia, a few nights ago: He remarked in opening: that a few nights ago a prominent Democratic politician had declared on the street, that if the country was ever to be saved the Democratic party was to be the savior. He bad a word or two to say about the Democratic party. There are now a genuine and a bogus Democratic party in this country, and it was important to know which Democratic party was meant when it was said that the country was to be saved by it. Thomas Jefferson was a Demo crat a genuine Democrat. He Had a Vice President by the name of Burr. Burr was inside the Democratic organization and he was considered as good a Democrat aB Jeffer son. Jackson was a Democrat. He had Calhoun in bis cabinet. Calhoun was con sidered a Democrat. Douglas was a repre sentative of the genuine Democratic party. John C. Breckinridge was alsp in the Demo cratic organization. It would be well to know whether the auditor alluded to was a follower of Jackson, Jefferson 9r Douglas, or was he a follower of Burr, Calhoun and Breckinridge? [Applause.} When you bear men talking about the Democratic party saving this country a$k them whether they mean the genuine or bogus Democratic party. There can be no true Democrat' but the war Democrat. [Applause.] HT It is remarkably significant of all W aims and purposes of thex^called Democrat ic party that as soeti as a Democrat of stand ing and capacitymrjni 4 word in defense of his country, he is forthwith .classed with tie "Abolitionists," Art we to believe that the Abolitionists ire the only patriots, or simply that no' man can love his country and be a Democrat? Cto we bi favored with the opin ion of the organ of Jeff* TDavis in Muscatine On'this point A man's own conscience is his sole tribu nal, and he should care no more for that phantom "opinion" than be shonld fear meeting ghoet if hie droned the churchyard after dark. England and ear Commerce. One of the most aggravating features of the present attempt to suppress rebellion is the position occupied by England. At the outset of the rebellion, declaring herself a neutral, her neutrality has been on one and the wrong side. It has been a delusion and a cheat.— Professing friendship, the crown officers have permitted the most flagrant outrages to be committed npon the rights of our Govern ment. They have permitted the building of armed vessels at the principal sea-ports of that kingdom, whose well known object was to prey upon our defenseless commerce.— They have permitted piratical crafts to sail from those ports, to burn, destroy, plunder and imprison American property and citizens beneath the protecting ajgis of the British Lion. Pirates have swopt the high seas with the British ensign at the mast-head, without a remonstrance or protest against such viola tions of the rights of neutrals. They have forbidden our war vessels to follow those out laws into their ports or when permitted, prohibited their leaving until the object of their search was beyond harm's reach. They have permitted vessels that never were in any save an English port to be recognized as the vessels of a neutral at war. They have permitted those same vessels to refit and re pair in their ports, when ours have been re fused the same privilege. The Atlantic and the Gulf have been lighted up with the blaze of our burning ships, captured and fired by officers who alternately raise the English and rebel flag. Our seamen have been stripped of clothing and money, and then put ashore in some colonial port, to find their way home as best they might. And yet England professes friendship.— Had her friendship been sincere, her prohi bition would have compelled the confederated pirates of the ocean to haul down, and keep down, that Nation's flag and to sail beneath their own bloody banner. Whenever the Alabama, Florida and others shall sail only beneath the Confederate flag, then will they become our captives. Our vessels are fleet and strong enough to overhaul them under such circumstances but to crowd on steam and sail for every British ensign floating over the ocean, at the perile of producing hostile relations between our Government and Eng land, is not an every day occurrence. Members of the British Parliament boldly engage in the work of building and equipping iron-clad war vessels, whose mission it shall be to prey upon and destroy the very vessels freighted from our shores with bread to feed the starving thousands of proud England.— We have extended to her suffering laborers the hand of sympathy and of charity we have freighted our vessels w'th bread we have sent them our thousands to relive the wants of poverty we have feted the coming King, and made consummate fools of ourselves in the bestowal of our homage. Every English jockey-cap and round-about that has appeared upon our prairies and at our sea-ports has been lionized as only Americans can lionize a foreigner. In days that are gone we fed starving Ireland and these are the returns. Not a craft that runs the blockade to give our enemies bowie-knives, rifles, cannon and shot" to shoot and destroy us at the first opportu nity, that does not run in under the British flag and Britain rebukes it not. From the commencement of the war to the present hour that flag has been our worst foe. It has con tributed more to strengthen and aid our ene mies than any other source. From the days of the Revolution it has never been our friend. It is at war with our best interests. It is the ally of this slave-holding rebellion, but neutral with us. I o w a N e w [Oorreepondonoe of the Dully Journal.] FRom WASiiii\«'ronf. Good for Iowa—The Army of the Potomac The Provuet Marshals Jor our State— Etc., etc. 4th We cannot refrain from contrasting the conduct of England, who professes friendship, with that of France, who makes no special professions. At the close of this struggle the American people will remember that no vessel has assailed our commerce or run the blockade of our ports floating the French en sign, and we shall revive the recollection Of the days when France was our ally. We shall also at no distant day remember the treachery of our mother country, and re-call ing to mind her base conduct, in this our time of danger and peril, require of her ample restitution for the past and security for the future. The government of England is in the hands of our enemies, but her people are our friends. Their hopes, their prayers, are all with U8u Knowing this, we trust our Gov ernment will insist that our rights upon the high seas as neutrals shall not be jeopardized by the flag of England. At all hazards let us insist that that flag shall not cover ocean pi rates with impunity. If our commerce must be sacrificed to the filchings of British Lords' let us know beneath whose flag. Let pur rights be maintained at whatever cost. is sftted that 217 members OTUid'Sd Iowa Regiment have been commissioned into other regiments. —Work has been commenced on the tele-' graph line front, Burlington to Ottumws. The line will probably bo completed by the 1st of June. SUDDEN DUTH.—The Fairfield Ledger an nounces that Wm. F. Campbell dropped speechless while delivering an abusive speech against the GOvertiment at a Copperhead meeting in Bladensburg, Wapello county, on the 25th ult. lie died two days afterwards. He was formerly a member of the Legislature from Wapello county. Death tinder ordinary circumstances is to be dreaded, bqt under these circumstances is fearful to contemplate. A LITTL* GIRL KILLED BY A COPPIBHIAD. —The Fairfield Ledger gives,the particulars of the arrest of a deserter at Stumptown, on the Keokuk tkHroad. One of the deserter's friends fired a shot at the U. S. officer making the arrest, missing him but bitting a little girl, who was. killed almost instantly, The marderous wrdteh w»s also arrested and ta ken to Keokuk. He is doubtless one of the order of the Golden Knights, who are armed to resist the execution of the laws. M&. A dash of Union troops into Interior Mississippi is reported from rebel sourees,by which a town on the Mobile and Ohio Rail road, within twelve miles of Columbus, Miss., was captured, and twenty of the Missis sippi Railroad was destroyed. This is doubt less a part of the general plan now in pro gress for cutting off the rebel supplies for Vicksburg. u .- •.iti WASHINGTON, April 30, 18C3. There is nothing which so puts me out of sorts as to be hungry, and hence I never think it my duty to fast in order to bring out a devotional and prayerful state of mind. The Laird of Monkbarns agreed with the Earl of Glenallan in the propriety of never tasting anything after supper, with the proper saving clause, however, that a broiled bone, or a smoked haddock, or an oyster, or a slice of bacjn of one's own curing, with a toast and a tankard, or something or other of that sort, to close the orifice of the stomach before going to bed, did not fall under his restric tion, nor, he hoped, under that of his lord ship It is my duty to observe this day as a iy of fasting and prayer, but on account of the bad effect of hunger on my physical sys tem, as aforesaid, I ventured to try just a little ham and egg for breakfast, which, no doubt, will serve my turn—till dinner. Moreover, the good news from Gen. Dodge and Gen. Vandever, of our State, just now being talked about and written about a good deal in this part of the world, is apt to put an Iowan in the amiable and grateful state.of mind necessary for the proper putting in of a Thanksgiving Day, with all the turkey accom paniments. The New York Times of yester day thus editorially alludes to the fight Gen. Dodge gave the rebels on Bear Creek: We have this morning, from our corre spondent, an account of the battle fought on Bear Creek, Ala., on the 18th inst., between a National force from Corinth, under Gen. Dodge, and the rebel forccs on the extreme left of Bragg's army, guarding the valley of the Tennessee in the vicinity of Florence and Tuscumbia. Our forces effected the crossing of Bear Creek by means of a little simple strategy, and subsequently met the enetny in superior force on a position selected by them selves. The advantage of position, however, did not avail them, and they were badly whipped by superior generalship." It is pleasant to see that Gotham has at last found out that there is a Gen. Dodge in the service, and that he knows how to fight. Gen. G. M. Dodge is, in fact, one of the best Brigadiers in the field, and whether his mili tary skill, as exhibited in nearly all the great battles of the West, or his sufferings in the cause be considered, is far better entitled to the rank of Major General than a score or more who support the double star upon their shoulder straps. And I say the same of Gen. Vandever too, of whose fine military capacity this correspondence has more than once spoken in terms of high praise. His name is now spoken by everybody here in connec tion with the beautiful whaling he has given Gen. Marmaduke. 1 think I have heard Vandever and the First Iowa Cavalry" mentioned a hundred times within the past two days, at the hotels and departments here. And I dare say it will turn out that we will have still more gratifying intelligence from Iowa Generals, when we shall have received full particulars of the engagements at Bear Creek and at Cape Girardeau, of which at this benighted Capital we yet know only the brilliant outlines. The Army of the Potomac, it is generally understood here, is on the way to Richmond. I have no definite knowledge of the move ment. I know that the army has been ready to move for some weeks, and has only been prevented by the unfathomable mud. Mean while, the final faint flickering of McClellan istn, as the thing dies out for evermore in a blurt from the bottom of the socket, is seen in getting the whilom ubiquitous Stonewall Jackson on a raid to Wheeling or Pittsburg. That rebel Presbyterian General, by the way, is about played out. He vyas a terrific buga boo to McClellan, but Hooker is another style of man altogether. He never gets scared before he gets hurt. But he will probably tell his own story before this can be carried to you by the mails. I suppose the Provost Marshals for Iowa, under the act for the enrolment of the militia, will be as follows: 1st District, R. B. Ratledgo, 2d PUilo Hall, 41 of Van Bant ClinMfk. Hon. Jai. Matthews," Marian, 5th Dr. S. C. Brownell, Polk 6th Peter Melindy, Blackhewk Mr. Rutledge is, or was, sheriff of his county. He lives, I believe, at Birmingham. Mr. Hall lives at De Witt, but is now at Da venport, probably. He is Paymaster General for Iowa, on the Governor's staff, and a good man. Mr. Matthews lives at Knoxville. He was formerly a Member of Congress from the Coshocton (Ohio) District, is a sagacious and excellent man all around. Dr. Brownell lives at Desmoines. He used to be Secretary of the State Central Committee, under Hoxie, and I believe also under Dewey, and is a good fellow. Peter Melindy lives at Cedar Falls. He selected the agricultural lands for Iowa. They are all first rate men, and I am pecu liarly glad that I can conscientiously say so. The office is one which should be filled by a c.'ear-headed, firm, sagacious man, in every instance, and I have no doubt these will be found to fill the bill, I do not knoV Who has been rscommend by Mr. Allison, of the 3d District. Major Duncan, of thfe "Tegular army, wilt be detailed to act as Assistant Provost Maivshal General for the State at large. The present Provost Marshal General for Iowa, Hiatt, of Keokuk, is now in the city, stopping at Willard's. John Carson, of Wapello, Louisa county, has just been ap pointed to a clerkship in the Quartermaster General's office B. B. Johnson, of Burling ton, to a similar position in the Ordnance Bureau, War Department and W. G. Kil burn, of Fontanelle, Adair county, to a like place in the Surgeon General's office. I re joice particularly at the good fortune of Messrs. Carson and Johnson, which ought to have been theirs more than a month ago, and would have been but for the provoking delay of the circumlocution offices. Gen. Warren has nearly got through and in a highly satisfactory manner, with the business upon which he came here, and will probably start West to-morrow or next day. John 0. Wilson, Esq., of your good city, will leave to-morrow for Iowa, on a short leave of absence for the benefit of his health. He would have left some days ago but for the illness of one of his numerous 'babies—that is, they number two. LINKENSALE. Republicans wait a. Soitbwn Com federacy So say the Democratic members of the New York Legislature, and so toots their penny trumpet on Iowa Avenue. The evidence of this wonderful disclosure may be found with Joe Hooker—a splendid army called into being, armed, equipped and now fighting its way toward the Confederate capital under the special auspices of a Repub lican administration—all to recognize a South ern Confederacy. Pretty little squeak that trumpet makes, don't it Over one million dollars per day are now received by the Treasury Department in ex change for the Five-Twenty six per cent bonds of the United States. This amount, with the money daily received from internal revenue and from customs, is more than sufficient to pay the current expenses of the war. As the money for the bonds now being taken mostly consists of legal tender notes, the process has the effect of keeping down the volume of cur rency while contributing most efficiently to the support of the national credit. The Treasury Department has stopped printing Postage Currency. Hereafter, all that' is taken by the Government will be destroyed, and now sheets issued when wasted. BY JOHN MAHIN. MUSCATINE, IOWA, FRIDAY, MAY 1863. VOL. XIV—NO. 42. From the 35tli Iowa—Another vln It troiu A«IJutunt Geu. 1'tooma*— Arming ^iegree»-A word to Cop perhea«lM. DUCK'S LANDING, La., April 21,1863 FRIEND MAHIN:—Yesterday was a fine diy, and the contending armies here improved the time in throwing shell at each other, with what result I am unable to say. All the troops at this place, at 5 o'clock last evening, were ordered to report at Gen. Tuttle's head quarters, to receive Adjt. Gen. Thomas and hear a speech from him. Subject—The nc gro, connected with the rebellion. His re marks were but few and to the point. His arguments were unanswerable. He assumed that the negro was a species of prop erty owned by the South and was used by the rebels so as the more effectually to enable them to prosecute the war against the Gov ernmcnt of the United States, and that we, as defenders of the Government, have a perfect right to take this property and use it to the Very best advantage in crushing this rebel lion. And in accordance with this view of the subject, the Commander-in-Chief of the army of the United Stales has issued an order that all this unfortunate race coming within our lines and capable of bearing arms should be organized into companies, regiments and bri gades, and thoroughly armed and equipped, officered by whites, and put into the field and that all the officers of the army are re quired to assist in putting this order in force, and whoever shall refuse so to do, shall be dismissed the service. "And," said he "I am here, a special agent of the President, to car ry out this order, and I do it with feelings of satisfaction, because I believe it to be the best disposition that could be made of the slaves of rebels. But it has been said by some who have opposed the measure, that to arm the blacks would be to degrade the whites. Now, fellow-soldiers, I appeal to you, and, while I put the question, examine your hearts and tell me if you really think that t, riu the ne gro would bring you the least particle lower in the scale of existence. You answer, no.-— Well, then, the objection becomes worthless, and should be set aside." After Adjt. Gen. Thomas had finished speaking, Gen. Tuttle was loudly called for, when he took the stand and spoke warmly in favor of arming the blacks and that he had entertained these sentiments ever since the battle of Shiloh. lie said that some might be surprised at his holding such sentiments, from the fact that he had always.been a Dem ocrat heretofore. "But," said he, "I am in earnest in my endeavors to crush this rebell ion, and believe we should make use of every means, no matter what, to accomplish the great aim of the Nation, to-wit: the preserva tion of the Government. If this were not the case, I should not be here, but at my own loved home in Iowa, enjoying the society of friends." Gen. Tuttle is becoming very popular with us. The better we become acquainted with him the more we love him, and the reason why we admire him is because he shows to us that he is one of those noble patriots who hold dearer to his heart than all other objects the preservation of of those principles of lib erty bequeathed to us by our revolutionary sires. \fter Gen. Tuttle had finished speaking, we were addressed by Major O'Connor and many other officers, who expressed their confidence in the President and their determination to carry out every order that has been or may be issued by the Commander-in-Chief of the United States army. After the speaking was done there were proposed three cheers for the President, when there went up from the troops here three as hearty hurrahs as you ever heard. Therefore you will be justifiable in telling those men in Iowa, and every other State, who advocate a peace on any other terms than a compliance on the part of the rebels with the demands of the United Stages Government, that they are looked upon by us with contempt, and should they succeed in our absence in getting possession of the Gov ernment so that they should procure a peace on any other than an unconditional surrender of the so-called Confederate States, to the Gov ernment of the United States—that before they can take us from the field they will have to do it at the point ot the bayonet, for we are determined that not one foot of the terri tory belonging to the United States shall be separated therefrom, and that her laws must and shall be rigidly enforced. Yours in friendship, 35th Iowa. Democracy of tJbe Right Sort. BOLIVEB, TENN., April 29,1863. ED. JOURNAL Please publish in your paper the following extract from a letter writ ten by Adjutant Gen. Baker, of Iowa, former ly Democratic Governor of New Hampshire, and a Democrat yet, and much oblige a DEMOCRAT. Nathaniel B. Baker, formerly Democratic Governor of New Hampshire, now Adjutant Gen. of Iowa, has written an eloquent letter upon the duty of Democrats to sustain the Government. He puts the case in a way to make the Copperhead Democracy squirm I propose no conditions to my loyalty. I may have differed from the Administration in some points on the conduct of the war, but that should make no difference with a man if he intends to give the Government his unwa vering support. I shall not make public declarations in favor of a vigorous prosecu tion of this war to suppress the rebellion, and then publicly or privately utter traitorous and bitter denunciations of the President and the Government. I have no faith in the man who says he supports the Government, and finds fault because there were calls for volunteers. I do not credit the man who say Bhe is loyal, and opposes volunteering, taxation, issuing bills of credit, conscription, and all the methods to raise armies and means to sustain the Nation. The man who finds fault with every effort of the Government to sustain itself, and then declares himself a Union man, must be either non compos, or false-hearted, and a falsifier of his own opin ions. I never could distinguish the differ ence between one of this class of "supporters" of the Government, and an avowed disunion ist, except in this—that the latter had the most honesty, and the former the most im pudence.'1 MURDER WILL OUT.—The lastnnmber or the Keithsbnrg Observer, (a neutral papef with copperhead proclivities,) contains the following startling disclosure: Niggers Bound North.—The Kate Cassel on her trip up on Friday last, had on board a cargo of 200 or 300 riggers, consigned to Block, the ager.t at Muscatine, and designed, we suppose, for distribution in Iowa. And on Saturday the Hawk-Eye State went up with an assorted cargo, male and female, old and young, big and little, but where bound we did not learn. Fortunately we have a law in this State which keeps them out of here, or will at least so long as it is obeyed. How long that will be no one can tell. Just to tbink of Block, s high priest in the copperhead faction, engaged in the woik of flooding Iowa with negroes to crowd out, white laborers! Don't let it be said again that the abolitionists are solely engaged in this work. Seriously^ hasn't die Observer, man been: sold by somebody A clergyman in a church having put a notice in the clerk's hand stating that the services would be morning and evening, and morning and afternoon alternately, honest Roger improved upon it and said tha the servioes would be s» to all eternity Resolutions ol'the SOtli Iowa. CAMP BEFORE VICKSBUKG, 30th REO. IOWA VOI.. INFT'Y, BIGO'S PLANTATION, LA., APRIL 14, 1863. Believing that an expression of the true sentiments of Iowa soldiers in the field would at the present time, strengthen the hands of their friends at home, a meeting of the officers of the 30th Iowa Volunteer Infantry was held on the evening of the 10th inst., Col, Charles II. Abbot', presiding. Lieut. E. B. Heaton was elected Secretary, and the following named officers were ap pointed a committee on resolutions, viz Captains A. Roberts and John E. Ford, and Lieutenants James P. Milliken, W. H. Ran-* dall, Moses W. Parker, E. Heaton and Hi L. Creighton. The committee reported tho following pre amble and resolutions, which were unani mously adopted: WHEREAS, Traitors to their country, South* em emissaries, and other evil disposed per sons in the Northern States, are making ex traordinary efforts to mislead the people: by* false representations in regard to the measured necessarily adopted by the Government for* the suppression of the rebellion in the seced ing States, and by the cry of peace, peace, when they well know there can be no peace but by the success of our arms and submis sion to the laws of our country and whereas, their opposition and efforts to embarrass the Government, their sympathy with the rebels openly proclaimed though their public prints, and manifest exultation in their success and our defeat, is to nil intents and purposes giv ing aid and comfort to the enemy and conclu sive evidence to us of their evil designs, wo think it becomes us, as soldi' rs fighting the battles of our country, as well as our friends at h"ine, to give expression to our sentiments in condemnation of these treasonable prac tices and of those minions of Jeff Dav's and the so called Southern Confederacy so active ly engage therein. To this end we declare 1st. In the language of the lamented Doughs, that there can be in the present posture of affairs but two parties, th« one pa triots and the other traitors." 2d. That in times like these traitors should bo treated as traitors, shunned by all honest men and brought to condign punish ment. Treasonable practices should be fer reted out and the actors, aiders and abettors thereof suffer the severest penalty of the law. 3d. That the only road to peace is in a united, vigorous and successful effort in crushing the rebellion, the prosecution of the war on a scale vast enough to crush the rebels in the South, a id an efficient execution of the laws against treason in the North. 4th. That tho men who, as a pretext for opposing the Government, prate of onerous ixcs, arbitrary 1 ws, suspending of the writ of habeas corpus, violation of the Constitution, and who oppose the Government in the en listment or conscription of m»n for it- armies are traitors, or the dupes of traitois, and only await the time and opportunity to put their more treasonable designs into practice and that we hold all such as our enemies and the enemies of the country, who by the clemency of thosii in authority have too long been per mitted to go unpunished. 5th. We have no sympathy with any party or body of men not in favor of a vigorous prosecution of the war until tho last armed rebel foe returns to his allegiance or is made to t.ite the dust, and we conjure our friends at homo not to be misled by peace meetings or peace proclamations, but to stand united and steadfast in support of the Government and its armies in the field. 6th. That we will never consent to the formation of another government out of any part of the United States or its Territories, and to conserve this end we support ihe con stitution and laws of the United States and endorse every necessary measure of the Ad ministration having in view the suppression of the rebellion and preservation of the Union, and if slavery be in the way our united voices are, let it die, and let the Goverument live." 7th. That wc ask our friends and neigh bors at home and all true Union men to lay aside party prejudices in this hour of peril to the cherished institutions of ourcountry, pur chased with the blood of our patriot sires and rally with us around the emblem of freedom, which an armed and barbarous foe has dis honored and trailed in the dust. 8th. That, as soldiers,' we are willing to endure the hardships incidents to our calling and to meet the enerry on the field of battle to preserve our cherished form of Govern ment— the people's Government but in doing this we desire that there be no fire in the rear to cripple our effoi ts and prolong the war or the time when we can return to our loved ones at home with our glorious flag waving over every city, town and hamlet in the land, 9th. That we fully approve and endorse all the acts of the Governor of our State, and of our senators and Representatives in Con gress in their efforts to preserve the integrity of the Union, and to this end hereby unani mously pledge ourselves to stand by tbem in enforcing efficient execution of the laws against traitors and tories at home as well as abroad. 10th. That the Hawkeye and Argus of Burlington, the Gate City of Keokuk, Iowa City Republican, Muscatine Journal, and papers throughout the State be requested to publish these proceedings. I TELEGRAPHIC 1 CHARLES H. ABBOTT, Colonel. sai oW- M. G. TORBBNCE, Lieut.-COL C. Ilot^itts, Act'g Surgeon S. PHSC«, Ass't Surgeon. *Ri Rufus Goodnougb, Captain Co. David Litner, lst-Lieut. James P. Milliken, 2d ,•? Aurelius Roberts, Capt. Clj HughE.Creighton, 2d-Lie^t..u, i W. H. Ran Jail, Capt. Geo. W. Elerick, lst-Lieut. Joseph Smith, Capt. Mot.es W. Parker, lst-Lieut." John W. Middleton, 2d Capt. lst-Lieut," 2d John E. Ford, P. H. Bence, Geo. A. Miller, R. D. Creamer, E. B. Heaton, 8- J. Chester, Matthew Clark, Jacob Fry, Sam'l H. Watkins, 2d Uley Burk, Capt.. Ed. M. Dean, 2d-Lieut, Jas. B. Gallagher, 2d u Capt. lst-Lieut." 2d Capt. u lst-Lieut," 44 The foregoing preamble and resolutions were first submitted to and unanimously adopted by the several companies composing the regiment afterwards, on the I4th inst, read and submitted on dress-parade, and unanimously adopted by the regiment. Three hearty cheers were then given for the resolu tions three more for the noble State of Iowa, and three more and a tiger for the Union and our glorious old flag. COL. CELABLES H. ABBOTT, Chairman, Lieut. E. B. HEATON, Sec'y. Shoes are now made in Lynn by Stafin. The introduction of sewing machines and other machineiy is working a change in the whole business, and shoes are now manufac tured in large factories instead of being sent out to scattered workmen. MAN'S power culminates in command and in majesty but woman's in supplication and in tews. EXCITING NEWS FROM VIRGINIA. Movements of Union troops. FIGHT ON TRETRAPPAHANNOCK. Hpoker crowding the .Rebels to the wall? forces them to fight on his own ground. Richmond and Frederickslrarg Railroad ent by Stoneman. NEW YORK, May l. The Tribune's bulletin announces that Hooker's army crossed the Rappahannock in four places. The enemy were confounded.— We captured their pickets and reserves.— About 400 prisoners were taken. The 7rihune'saccount states that on Mon day the I lth, 12th and 5th corps moved to Kelley's Ford, and reached there on Tuesday morning. A brigade which had been guard ing the Ford for two weeks re-crossed on pon toons superintended by Gen. Howard. No enemy found and but few pickets. Gen. Stoneman's cavalry crossed next morning. A wagon train was packed near Banks' Ford, and it was evident a connection would be forced from there to the troops at Kelly's Ford. From ll to o'clock irregular firing was heard from the direction of Germania, on the Rapidan. It is supposed the enemy were trying to check the rapid march of our troops. The 1st, :3d and 7th corps broke camp at daylight on Tuesday morning. On Wednes day the enemy's pickets and reserves were captured, and two bridges built 4 miles below Fredericksburg. Twenty men of the 119th Pennsylvania were wounded. A third bridge was constructed, and a sufficient force to hold the bridge crossed two miles further down. Reynold's (1st) corps constructed a bridge in the face of the enemy's rifle pits and effected a crossing. The resistance was stubborn but short. Our artillery fire was too severe for the enemy, who fled, leaving 87 prisoners from the 13th Georgia and 16th Louisiana regiments. They report Jackson command ing the right wing. Couch's (2d) division was in the rear at Banks' ford, with full facilities for crossing. Good roads have been constructed between Banks' ford and United States ford. The corps which crossed at Kelley's ford are moving towards Chancellorville, south of Fredericksburg. Hooker's headquarters ar? Wtf fa sad dle. .V: WASHINGTON, May 1. The National Republican of this evening publishes a semi-official dispatch from Gen. Banks, dated near Sf. Martinsville, April 17, from which it appears that when he left Baton Rouge three regiments of colored troops re mained for its defense. Tiie results, among others, of Gen. Banks' expedition, arc. a march of over 300 miles, beating the enemy in three battles, two on land and one on Grand Lake, dispersing the rebel army, utterly destroying the rebel navy, capturing the foundries ot the enemy at New Iberia and Franklin, and demolishing the salt works ten miles southwest of the latter place, capturing the camp equippage of the enemy, also several guns and nearly 2,000 prisoners, and so damaging the plans of the rebels that they cannot for some months, if ever, re organize. Other successes of Gen. Banks," al&ady known to the public, are mentioned. Our loss in the two land battles was about 600 or 700. Nothing could exceed the con duct of the officers and men in Banks' com mand. The dispatch says: "We have not only destroyed the army and navy of the enemy, and captured his materials for re-organiza tion, but we have also in our possession his ablest officers of the sea and lake." PAILADELPHIA, May 1. The Evening Bulletin publishes an extra with the following "We have no dispatches relative to the movements of oar army beyond the Rappa hannock. We are able to assure our readers that everything is going favorable jn.Qcneral Hooker's army." LATEB. We learn, though not un official source, that Gen. llooker, with 50,000 troops has had a battle with the rebels beyond the Rappahannock. We have no particulars, but the Union troops are victorious. WASHINGTON, May 1. BY MAIL TO NEW YORK. From the best attainable information from persons arriving from the Rappahannock, it appears that some important movement took place yesterday. There was no fighting of any importance. The forces crossed at Kel ley's ford. Pontoon bridges were laid two and three miles below Fredericksburg, and we held pos session of these pontoons last night. i COL. CHAS. H. ABBOTT, LIEUT. E. B. HEATON, Sec'y. We, the undersigned, being all the com missioned officers present of the 30th Iowa Infantry Volunteers, concur in and fully endorse the preamble and each and all of the foregoing resolutions, and thereunto sub scribe our names: The enemy formed lines of battle and plant ed batteries on the heights in their reach, and also fired a few shots to get the range. In crossing we lost one or two officers, killed, and from 30 to 40 men wounded. Our men crossed first in boats, and drove the enemy out of their rifle pits, killed and wounded many, and took 100 prisoners, in cluding several officers, one of whom was Lt. Col. Hammond, of the 6th Louisiana. These prisoners' arrived here yesterday and were sent to the old Capital prison. Another informant says, the left wing, 35,000 strong, crossed four miles below Fred ericksburg—a little below where Franklin crossed previous to the first battle of Freder icksburg They fought for twelve hours, drove the enemy eight miles, out of their rifle pits -and from behind their entrenchmedts. The first brigade of the first division, (first corps,) has suffered more than any other in the fight. Our forces have captured between 500 and 600 prisoners, who will soon be brought to this city. Many of these prisoners have vol untarily come over to us, having thrown away t&eir arms in small squads and begged for food. They pick up what the soldiers have thrown away on the march. Other rebels, however, say they have plenty to eat. The right wing crossed at Kelley's ford, and Gen. Stoneman's cavalry is reported to be somewhere in the rear of Fredericksburg. One corps remains at Falmouth as a reserve. PHILADELPHIA, May 1. The sale of 5-20s at the various agencies has reached five million dollars. From a careful examination made by Jay Cooke, the subscription agent, it is estimated that over five thousand individual subscrip tions have passed through the hand to-day, including the small amount of the industrial classes, as well as the larger amounts of cap italists and Cabinet Ministers. PHILADELPHIA, May 2. Intelligence from Western Virginia has beien received. All of Maj. ShewaDer's command, of the 6th Virginia regiment, (600 men and 4 pieces of artillery,) arrived at Pittsburg in a special train from Morgantown, via the Connel's road, at 2 o'clock this morning. They left immediately for Wheeling, by boat The military authorities seem convinced that Wheeling is the object of attack, and troops are being concentrated there. It is stated that Mulligan lost 250 men, taken prisoners, but escaped with his artil- At 6:30 p. u. they made a desperate charge lery. The rebels at Fairmount are said to be 12,000 strong. BALTIMORE, May 2. We are enabled to report positively that the crisis with the Baltimore and Ohio rail road is passed. The Confederates have all left it, moving southward, and our military force in great strength are following and en deavoring to intercept them. The extent of the injury done to the road is now known. The line is intact from the Monongahela river, 300 miles distant, to Bal timore. The damage is confined to the large iron bridge one mile east of Fairmount, and to five unimportant bridges within thirty miles west of it. Three bridges on the branch, within twenty miles of Grafton, were also destroyed. The track is uninjured, except at these bridges. The telegraph lines axe all restored and in use. The bridges will all be repaired within five days. It is expected that all the regular passenger trains will be resumed on Monday next, and the freight trains also.— The passengers and freight will possibly have to be transferred for two cr three days at the Monongahela river. Additionnl Tribtine Corre«pondenoe. HEADQUARTERS ARMY OP POTOMAC, 1 April 30. The 5th, 11th and 12th corps are in pos session of Chancellorsville, ten miles west of Fredericksburg. The 11th corps (Gen. How ard's) was the first to cross at Kelley's ford, followed by the 12th, under Gen. Slocum.— After crossing, these corps moved in ad vance, proceded by the 6th New York cavalry and the 2d Massachusetts infantry, as skir mishers. At Crooked Run, a small stream about three miles beyond the Rappahannock, we encountered the enemy, drove him before us and captured a ^jimber of prisoners, without damage to us. Our column then moved rapidly on until it approached the Rapidan, and when within a mile of it our men were fired upon from rifle pits, but becoming intimidated by our near approach they fled and were charged upon by us, when a sharp skirmish ensued at Ger mania Mills, where a bridge was bcine erect ed by the rebels, with a view to an aggressive movement. After the lapse of about 15 min utes the enemy, consisting of 125 men, sur rendered, with one man killed and several wounded. Our loss was one killed. By 10 o'clock the 11th corps had crossed. The 12 th followed this morning and started on the march to Chancellorsville. On approaching the wilderness about 11 miles on their way, Gen. Slocum's column was fired on by artillery, which did no harm. It did not check our advance. About half an hour after, in halting to rest, a messenger reached us from Gen. Mead, informing Gen. Slocum he had occupied Chancellorsville and was waiting for time to form a junction.— The order was given to advance on the receipt of this cheering intelligence. Not long afterwards the General and staff entered the place, which consists of one large brick house occupied by a ladv by the name of Chancellor, and kept as a tavern. Two rebel brigades had been there the night previous, and an attempt had been made to throw up earthworks, but our sud den appearance caused them to evacuate. We move upon Fredericksburg to-morrow. CAIRO, April 27. The rebel account of the running of the batteries at Vicksburg by six transports dif fers in no essential point from the account already given. The Vicksburg correspondent of the Jack son Appeal says: "It is humiliating that these transports should run our batteries at pleasure. I cannot help but feel discouraged at the imperfect arrangements here to repulse the enemy." Col. Gri -rson's raid into the heart of Mis sissippi has spread consternation through that State. The Jackson Appeal is terribly incensed at the Federal plea for employing negroes. It says the wages provided are but nominal, and that the whole thing is a scheme to put mon ey into Yankee pockets. The rebel Gen. Taylor is above Opelousas, La., falling back towards Alexandria. This leaves the route to the mouth of Red river, a distance of 80 miles, open to Banks. Gen. Prentiss is strengthening and adding to the fortifications at Helena. NEW YORK, May 4—8:30 A. M. The Tribune has just issued an extra as follows: Our news by mail from the Rappahannock is up to Sunday morning. At that time our left wing was in possession of Fredericksburg and of the first lines of the redoubts on the hills behind it, and was feeling its way to the second iine. The river was crossed and the redoubts carried with no great loss and with great ease, and with very slight loss of life to the rebels. The rebels had made away in the di rection of Chancellorville to attack our right wing, then parted, leaving at first 10,000 but subsequently not more than from 5,000 to 7,000 in their works, as was ascertained by a reconnoissance from Lowe's balloon. A great portion of our Falmouth batteries were engaged an Sunday, with the rebel bat teries firing across the river and city, firing both of musketry and cannonading on the right, in the direction of Chancellerville, had been heavy. The enemy forced to flight, on ground of Hooker's choosing as he promised his soldiers. It was believed in both wings thac Stoneman's expedition, which was to cut off railroad between the rebels and Rich mond, had been successful, thus cutting off the only path of retreat. So confident was Hooker, at Falmouth, of success, that in conformity with his orders, a force had already commenced to re-build a bridge over the Rappahanock. The troops are in fine spirits, and every thing looks propitious. NEW YORK, May 3. The Times' correspondence, dated on the field, near Chancellorville, May 1st, 10 p. M., states that the second army corps took up their position the night previous on the left, and the third corps reached the front about noon. The position there occupied is thus described: We hold the Gordonsville road securely, a country road leading to Spottsylvania Court House, and another road four miles in the rear of that, the enemy's flank being danger ously exposed, and if they fight it must be on the open field. A dispatch captured yesterd»y, from Gen. Lee to an engineer officer, dated 29th, says that he is much surprised at this movement. He had not anticipated it, and was not pre pared to give instructions. About noon a movement was mado to en deavor to bring out the enemy and compel him to show his strength. Our men entered the field with much enthusiasm, only one regiment of cavalry first charging the rebel infantry. The latter drove our men back re peatedly, when a small force of infantry, sup ported by cavalry, checked the rebels. One division under Sykes, and a rebel division un der Anderson, then became engaged. Our troops drove the rebels from two ridges, parallel with the Rappahannock, gain inga mile and taking 50 prisoners, when Gen. Hooker ordered them to retire, not wishing to bring on a general engagement. The reb els mistook our retirement for a check, and followed rapidly on the top of the first ridge. The rebels halted for a moment and then came down on the double quick, but were met by Syke's division, who poured in a terrible fire of artillery at short range. The contest lasted three quarters of an hour and extend ed across the roods where 22 of our guns which shelled the woods effectually, when the rebels retired. During the-afternoon the rebels made sev eral attempts on our line, but were repulsed. wm**- no* -n i -suiurcflw mi] i U USSJOJ. i i O l- *r* 'Mtfjtw I to capture our battery commanding the plank road to Fredericksburg, but were handsomely repulsed by Gen. Geary, assisted by Gen. Knapp's and Hampton's battery, who double shotted their guns with grape and canister. During the night both our and the rebel forces built earth works and abattis, and the battle on Saturday is thought would be sure-' ly opened by the rebels. CINCINNATI, May 2. Gen. Carr crossed the Cumberland below Sommerset, Ky., yesterday with 5,000 men, and attacked the rebels at Monticillo, and af tera severe fight drove them from town. r*« The Charleston Mercury admits the loss at Grand Lake of 1,000 prisoners, two rams, four transports and three gunboats. A large force of Federals was within 12 miles of Trenton, Miss., on the 19th, design ing to destroy the Mississippi Central Rail road. NEW YORK, May 4. The Herald has extra government dates to 11 A. M., Sunday, stating rebel stores near Fredericksburg and Stoneman's Station had been burned, and gave rumors that our right had captured sixteen pieces artillery that the Irish Brigade took three rebel batteries that our cavalry were tearing up the railroad track, and destroying rebel property, and that we advanced one mile yesterday, and were still driving the rebels with great slaughter. At 11 o'clock heavy cannonading was hieard on our right. ST. LOUIS, May 4. Advices from Cape Girardeau say that the rebels under Marmaduke, after having their retreat assailed thrice, and suffering severe loss, finally escaped across tho White Water river, burning all the bridges behind them, and disappeared by various routes in the di rection of White Bluffs, on the Arkansas line. The result of this raid is reported as a humiliating disaster and a cowardly flight be fore greatly inferior numbers. The Mobile Teieyr aph of the 24th, on half sheet, is received. A monster gunboat has been completed at Montgomery, and will soon leave for Mobile, to be plated and armed. CAIRO, May 4. Gen. Buford has issued the following order to-day. W. H. Green, of Metropolis, Massac county, 111., and G. W Wall, of Duquoin, Perry county, III., arrested by Provost Mar shall, on the 22d April, having each been re quired to take the oath of allegiance to the United States, and each having written a let ter to the commander of the Post, confessing the acts for which they were arrested, with the expression of regret for that same, and the promise in future to conduct themselves as loyal citizens. And also having filed let ters giving evidence that they have not aided deserters, but of having always encour aged enlistments, are hereby released from arrest. The construction tiain that was captured last Thursday, on the Memphis & Charleston railroad, was engaged in repairing the track between Grand Junction and Corinth. The re bels who captured it wore Federal uniforms. Tney hailed the train, and the engineer sup posing all was right, stopped. Com. Grisham came up to-day from Young's Point. Nothing of importance, that may be telegraphed, had transpired. NEW YORK, May 4. The Timet prints the following, dated two miles below Fredericksburg, Sunday morn ing, 8 o'clock: Bartlett's brigade, Newton's division, con sisting of the 1st, 12th and 16th New York, 5th and 27th Maine, and Gth Pennsylvania are charging upon the rebel battery in front of the Burnett House, led by the 90th Penn sylvania. It has fired with considerable pre cision, annoying us to a considerable extent. Fredericksburg is occupied by the troops of Coreoran's old brigade and the troops of New ton's division. 9 A. M.—After a temporary lull, musket firing has again commenced. We are losing some men. Artillery on both sides haa again opened and is rapidly firing. Our troops are well protected behind the right side of the Richmond road. 9:20.—Our batteries on the left have charged position and are doing better execu tion. 9:30.—A pontoon bridge has been thrown across the Rappahannock at Fredericksburg, and persons are passing to and fro. The rebels have removed their guns from the earthworks above Fredericksburg. Our single guns are throwing an occasional shell. Mews Paragraphs. Nine spots of different forms and sizes are now to be seen on the sun's disc, through powerful telescopes A dwarf is exhibiting at Leavenworth, Kansas, who is nineteen years old, forty inches tall, and weighs thirty-two and a half pounds. The North River steamboat Dictator, the largest river boat in the world, was launched at New York last week. She is 407 feet long, 83 wide and 10 deep. The rebels, during their recent raid in South-eastern Missouri, impressed all ihe able bodied men they found, and it is said picked up about three hundred. A woman in St. Louis recently committed a most fiendish murder. She enticed a girl who lived near her into her house and then chopped the child to pieces with a hatchet. Gen. Ellet's Marine Brigade has destroyed every grist, saw mill, and every distillery on the upper Tennessee, besides half a million feet of lumber. The towns of Hamburg and Eastport are entirely destroyed. kr.tj Everything is very cheap in Japan. A. first-class honsc can be purchased for thirty dollars. Servants work for fifty cents a month. For the use of a horse and groom, one dollar and a half. A person can live comfortably in Japan for two cents a day, or fourteen cents a week. Henry Ward Beecher is said to have be come somewhat worn down by constant hard work, and the trustees of his church have voted to give him four months leave of ab scence from the first of June next, the time to be spent in Europe, and his society paying the expenses. Our blockadera in the Gulf of Mexico are doing fine business. On the 21st ult., there were thirty naval prizes lying at Key West,, that had been captured by the blockaders, and more were being added daily. The gun boat Sagamore had destroyed two blockade ranners, loaded with cotton and grain. Mrs. Eunice Hays died at Milton, N. H., on the 27th of March last, at the age of 102. She left 181 descendants. She was born on Friday, consecrated to God by baptism on Fri day, married on Friday, moved into Milton on Friday, her husband died on Friday, and she died on Friday, as she often affirmed she would. There is no paper money in California. The Constitution of the State prohibits "bank ing" and the creation of paper to circulate as money. No bank notes have ever been cur rent in California or on the coast nor are bank notes used on any part of the coast be tween Acupulco and Stika. Even Treasury notes pass at only 60 per cent. The state of society is so bad Memphis, that the Provost Marshal has issued an order that inmates of houses of ill-fame shall be sent North, and their household furniture confis cated. An officer or soldier found in such places is to be renorted to the Commanding General. 'Steamboat masters taking such women to Memphis will be arrested and fined. -w*r* ff-'j frntymiam as*© ma vQaf&o&i