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OFFICIAL* PAPER OK TIIK COUNTY. JOHN MAHIN, EDITOB. CITY «F MUICATWB. FRIDAY MORNING MAY 8,1863. Republican State Contention. The Republican* of low* are reqoeeted to tend dele gate* to a State Convention, to be h«ld in the City of De* Monei, on Wednesday, the 17th of Jane, 1868. to commence at 10 o'clock •. M., for thepurpoieof plac ing In nomination, to be Toted for at the ensulni October election, candidate* for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and one Judge of the Supreme Ooui t, and for the transaction of such other buttneaa aa may properly come before the Convention. The ratio of representation will be the same meat the laat Republican State Convention, viz One delegate to each organized county, and one deltjgate additional for each 100 vote* caet at the last Presidential election for Abraham Lincoln aa President of the United States. Fractional votes of fifty or nioro will be entitled to an additional delegate. All citizens without diatinction of party, who are heartily In favor of sustaining the Gov ernment in the ase ol all Constitutional and necea •ary War measure! for the speedy and complete sup pression ot the Rebellion, and thi pHnishnent ef Treason who are opposed to the achemee deaigned to bring anarchy and bloodabed to oar own firesides by dividing the Free States Into hostile aad petty Oonfed eracies and who still believe in the good old doctrine of General Jackson, "Thi Union—it muU mnd thall I* pretermit" are cordially invited to units in sending delegates. County Contra! Committees are requested to take inch steps as will lnanre a full attendance at the Con vention, and a thorough aud efficient organisation in their respective counties. JAME8 T. LANK, Chn. State Executive Oom. lit District, J. O. FOCTI, D«« Moinei County. Wapello 2d J. W. Noasis, D«« Moinei County. Wapello 3d FRANK STBCET, Pott»wntUmi« 4th MOE&U MCHENBY, Crawford 11 6th Pi-Tta Mini, Polk Cth C. W. SliGLli, Jefferioa 8th THOMAI HI'QHM, Johnson 9th O. P. SniBAf, Dubuque 10th 8AMUEI MtaaiLL, Clayton llth T. 0. MiO LL, Story Davenport, Feb. 1*2,1S83. What Treason Breeds. Yesterday we announced that the arch traitor of the North, Yallandigham, a name that will be as utterly despised and loathed as that of Arnold, in the long ages to come, had been arrested by an order from General Burn side, commanding the department of the Ohio That this venomous Copperhead has given repeated provocation for his arrest and exe cution as a traitor and a spy, there can be no doubt in the mind of any loyal man. The facts in brief are these: Burnside in a gene, ral order announced the penalty for speaking and acting disloyally, toward the government. Yallandigham, finding this order infringing upon his rights of abusing and villifying de cency and loyalty, publicly condemned and denounced it in unmeasured terms. At his next appointment for a speech,Gen. Burnside sent detectives to take notes. Yallandigham returned to Dayton from the scene of bis last abusiye attack upon the government, when he was waited upon by a company of U. S. sol diers, and taken into custody. Finding him self surrounded and escape impossible, he caused a gun to be fired from a side window —which at once led to the ringing of fire bells and the gathering of many Knights.— Vallandigham was safely conducted a prisoner to Cincinnati, where he will be tried by court martial, and receive, we hope, the ex treme penalty of the law. And here is the sequel. An armed mob of 600 sympathizers with treason and rebellion, every man of whom, we venture to say, will swear he is a Democrat, proceeded to the building occupied by the Republican newspa per (Dayton Journal) and with demoniac yells and wicked imprecations, stormed the build ing with missies and then fired it, and to day the building, type and press, are a smoulder ing heap of ruins. As soon as we finished reading the telegrams, our mind recurred to the time when men, in the name of Democra cy, murdered a Lovejoy and threw his press into the Mississippi. It then came down to a later day, when brave and chivalrous south erners demolished presses devoted to Free dom, and tarred and feathered their publish ers. And then we recalled to mind an editorial, penned by the loyal admirer of Yal lindigham in this city an editorial written by a man who sees in a downright traitor and spy the coming President of Washington's, Jefferson's, Madison's and Jackson's country. Have they forgotten the direct threat that if such and such things were done, this office should be destroyed Does any man suppose that Thayer made an idle threat—that he had not counted on his resources Fellow-citi zens, we answer no. Every day reveals iresh evidence of organized mobs of traitorous sym pathizers, determined to resist the loyal meas ures and lawful authority of the government. In Dayton, a perfect system prevailed. The discharge of a gun, brought the ringing of fire bells—the bells brought an armed mob. Does any man believe there are no traitors or tories in Muscatine Dees any man doubt that a given signal would rally them? The mob of Dayton is what may be expected in every city, when measures obnoxious to trai tors are enforced. The hour has come when the Government must meet this mob and treasonable spirit with stern measures, and crush it with an iron heel. We counsel no mob spirit—on the other hand, we beseech our friends every where to take no rash steps, but when treason and disloyalty step between the Government and its officers to defy its authority, let every loyal man be fully prepared to stand by his country at whatever cost. If Government officers are to be forcibly resisted, let the re sistants perish in their own tracks. If mobs are incited and urged on to violence because the Government acts harshly towards its en emies, let no quarter be shown that mob.— Let no private property be sacrificed to satis fy personal feelings. Let loyalty rule and reign in our now distracted land. Let trea son and anarchy be crushed. Treason has produced a mob in Dayton. Thank God, Burnside is equal to the emergency, and we trust that he will succeed in annihilating the race of Yaltnndighams. Bestir, Unionists be wise as serpents, harmless a* doves—b« calm—be cautious but if the hour ever comes, as we pray it never may, when your arm must be raised, see that it strikes death to treason. The Happy Family. The Democratic mouthpiece of Muscatine county says he is opposed to recognizing the independence of the Southern Confederacy, and will probably attend the State Convention of that party. The mouthpiece of the Scott county De mocracy, says publicly, HE IS in favor of recognizing Southern independence, Mid he will go to that same Convention. Now, which mouthpiece will back water Will another Convention be called to patch up a compro. mise, or will they fight Who is it that will back down How sweet and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. But which is Democracy—can the Courier enlighten us COPPEBHEADISH LAID OCT AT TBI CAPITAL. —Wm. H. Lea?, Republican-Unionist, was elected Mayor of Desmoines on Monday, by a handsome majority, over Thomas Kavanaugh, Copperhead-Democrat, who was elected last year by 100 majority. The Unionists also dect eleven of the fourteen Aldermen. A Court Martial at Boston has sentenced two soldiers to be shot for desertion. One sentence has been commuted by the Presi dent, the other approved. Coacnrreat Testimony. Most of our readers are familiar with the crushing testimony taken by the Congres sional Committee on the conduct of the war, concerning General McClellan. They are also familiar with the praises of the rebel press, bestowed upon that officer during his inactive and demoralizing campaigns. We herewith publish, for the benefit of those who still cling to the sunken fortures of the great Humbug, and who affect a belief that none but he could lead the Army of the Potomac, additional testimony. Let every candid thinking patriot read it, and then ask himself, Who is responsible for the prolongation of this terrible war?": [From the Richmond Whig, April 21ft.) TUB LATE GEOBOE B. M'CLELLAN. Young Napoleon is dead—dead beyond res urection. In the tiesh he may still walk the earth, but in spirit, in power, in the hope of glory, he is defunct. It is a noteworthy fact that the ulaloos and hullabaloos over this per son have ceased in Yankeeland. For two or three months after his dismissal, he was th# pet object of Democratic sympathy and con servative sympathy but now even Beast But ler has grander ovations than he. His name is seldom heard among men. He is no more. A review of his career from the time lie claimed Rosecrans' laurels in the little affair at Rich Mountain, down to the time of the battle of Antietam, would be instructive to the nation of liars who accepted him at his own lying valuation, and discarded him be cause his falsehoods,as gigantic as they were, produced no visible impression upon the re bellion. It might also profit the Confederacy to trace in the career of this braggart the over ruling power which has never failed to darken the counsels of the wicked, aud to cause all things to work together for good in behalf of the just cause. Nothing is easier to prove than that the elevation of McClellan to the position of Commander-in Chief of the Yan kee army was all that was needed after the election of Lincoln, to insure our independ ence. The recital of a few facts will show how greatly we are indebted to him. In October, 1861, he had 180,000 men and the most overwhelming array of field artillery that has ever been seen upon the continent. Before him was an army of 40,000 Confede rates, occupying Mason's and Munson's Hills, and defiantly daring him to come out of his fortifications. The roads were good and the weather splendid, he had but to advance in force to gain an easy victory—so, at least, thought his master Lincoln. But he knew his men were cowards, and he was afraid of his reputation. He did not want to fight he sought merely to push us from one position to another by dint of enormous numbers— hence the flank movement by way of Lees burg, which ended so horribly and benumbed him with fright for three months. Driven by an imperative order to advance again, in spite of the winter mud, he entered the entrenched camp at Manassas only to find it a mass of surrounding ruins. He shipped round to the Peninsula, taking 112,000 men with him. Magruder opposed him with but 7,500 men, kept him in check and forced him to the use of the spade and pick, his favorite weapons. He made siege, and in due time occupied our deserted lines. The battle of Williamsburg followed. His advance was whipped by Johnson's rear guard, but owing partly to the ignorance of the country and to the bad handling of some of our troops, he was enabled to gain enough advantage on one wing to put some conceit into his men. He acknowledged, however, at one time, that it looked as if the Bull Run rout would be enacted again. After ihis battle an event occurred which has been forgotten, but deserves to be recal led. A Confederate surgeon, left in charge of the wounded, told McClellan that his gun boats might possibly reach Richmond, but that his infantry never wculd. The little Na poleon smiled, as if in pity of the surgeon's ignorance. The surgeon told him further, that the Abolitionists were making a tool of him, and that they would throw him aside, proclaim a general emancipation of negroes, and put an Abolitionist in his place. McClel lan replied that he had no fear of the Aboli tionists, as long as he had command of the army. "But," he added, "if they do throw me aside and set the negroes free, I shall go to Europe, and cease to have anything to do with this war." Space will not permit us to follow Young Napoleon through the narrative of his career. The Yankees might have taken Richmond after the battle of the Seven Pines, when our forces were in confusion. After the battle of Hanover Court House he might have done the same thing. After the battle of Antietam the same. In the report of the battle he convicts him self of falsehood in the most glaring manner. He excuses himself for not renewing the bat tle the morning of the 18th, by saying his losses were so great, and there was so much disorganization in some of the commands, that he did not think it proper, especially as he was sure of the arrival that day of 15,000 fresh men. He happens to recollect the return of his enemy, Hooker's corps, viz: 35,000 men for duty, and four days after, the same corps showed 13,500. Yet after this admission of loss and disorganization he closes by claiming a great victory, with a capture of 13 guns, 39 colors, 15,000 small arms and 6,000 prisoners. His bombastic dispatches frem Western Virginia secured his elevation. His reputa tion was founded on lies. In lies he towered and under lies he is lost—crushed. How fortunate for us that he was chosen chief of th'. Yankee army With the immense num bers at his command, an officer of truth, en terprise and daring would have pushed us sorely but he was in awe of his dishonest reputation. His lies made him a coward, and from the first day to the last of his military career he did not dare, on a single occasion, to expose himself to fire. A mendacious, dastardly boaster, he perished so unipanfully that the ridiculousness of his last moments destroys every vestige of obligation conferred by his vain-glorious pretensions. Brute Generals. When the rebel press poured out their vials of wrath upon the head of that hero and statesman, Ben. Butler-=a name dear to every loyal heart the Copperhead stump orators and editors at once hurled at his char acter the most malignant lies, foul-mouthed slanders and opprobrious epithets which treason could invent. Now, that treason has pounced upon Rosecrans, we shall expect to see and hear every little, contemptible tory in the North barking at the heels of a man whose breath would scatter them to the four winds of heaven. That the Muscatine tories may be fully advised when to commence their yelpings, we produce the following gem from a Georgia sheet: "The Atlanta Intelligencer, of the 28th, publishes an editorial entitled The Dog Rosecrans.' It says his atrocities are more appalling than Fiend Butler's that 'he is a consummate ruffian, an arrant bully, a shrewd deviser of little acts, an adroit observer, an active but prudent operator.' It accuses him of laying waste Tennessee, burning rebels' houses, stealing their horses, and preventing cultivation of the soil." Commence, gentlemen, and spit your venon at every officer who hates and strives to hart the rebels! |pTA characteristic libel against Gov. Kirkwood appeared in the Iowa City Preu a few days since, and was copied into the Courier of this city—viz: that Gov. Kirk wood sold hay to the 6th cavalry for $12 per ton, while it could be purchased in Iowa City at $6. The Republican states that so far from this being true, the Governor furnished the Quartermaster with hay at $4,50 per ton, which, as everybody knows, is below the market price. Will the Courier make the amende honorable? It is said that Gen. Grant's expenses be* »re Vicksburg, for the single item of char* taring steamers, are $10,000 per day. OUR ARMY CORRESPONDENCE. CAMP JIWSLL, VKBNON CO., MO.? Six miles east of Fort Scott, Apr. 25.) DEAB JOUBNAL Since my last was writ ten, I have enjoyed the pleasure of a Hying visit to Indiana and Iowa. About thirty men were allowed furloughs under the late act of Congress, granting to commanders of regi ments power to furlough five per cent, of the non commissioned officers and privates of their commands. These left Camp Solomon, fifty miles west of Springfield, on the 15th of March, and soon after the 6th, 10th and 11th Kansas regiments, and 1st Kansas battery, were ordered to Fort Scott by Col. Wier, then in command of the 1st District Army of the frontier. Arriving at Fort Scott April 1st, the men of these regiments were allowed to go home, with orders to report on the 27th. This was done by permission of Col. Wier, and the regiments at once spread themselves all over Kansas. Subsequent orders were issued re calling them to Fort Scott by the 21st, but up to this date the principal part of three companies of the 10tli have not reported.— Col. Wier, in person, remained with these regiments of his division, not belonging to Kansas, at Forsyth, Mo. In parting with the Kansas regiments, he took occasion to mako a little speech, in which he reflected some what severely upon the conduct of a certain General at Prairie Grove, also giving Gen. Lane some heavy rounds of grape and can nister, for all which he is now under arrest, so late accounts from Springfield say, by or der of Gen Curtis. Generals Blunt and Herron both lay claim to the Kansas regiments. Her ron having superseded Schofield in command of the army of the frontier, of which our regiments formed a part, would seem to have superior claims over Blunt, he having been appointed to the command of a new district comprising Kansas, Nebraska, Indian Nation and Colorado Territory. It is to be hoped they will not come to blows about it. As far as the men are con cerned, I believe a large majority would find it difficult to decide between the two. Both are fighting Generals, and they have hitherto worked charmingly together. Yesterday orders were issued to hold our selves in readiness to march on Sunday, 26th, (to-morrow.) Although we are not officially informed as to the direction we are to move, the general impression is that we go toward Springfield, which would seem to indicate that we are yet under Gen. Herron's orders. The 1st Kansas Reg. (colored) is at Fort Scott at present. It numbers about 750 men who are in a high state of discipline. At this time they are engaged in fortifying the place. Extensive earthworks are being erect ed, and some big guns show their black muz zles in quite a belligerent attitude. Lieut. Col. John T. Burris, who, for a year past, has been Post Commandant at Fort Leavenworth, has been relieved at his own request, and assumes command of the regi ment. Col. Adams, of the 12th Kansas, is in command at Leavenworth. He is a son-in-law of Gen. James Henry Lane. The bushwhacking band that lately cap tured and robbed the steamer Sam Gaty has met with severe punishment since the perpe tration of that outrage. Major Ransom, with two companies of the Gth Kansas, has been steadily in pursuit of them, aided by an in dependent company known hereaway as the Red Legs," and up to latest dates from Kan sas City, about thirty five of the rascals had been killed, a number of houses burned, where they had been harbored, and considerable stock captured. All but eighteen of the contrabands on board the steamer at the time have been heard from. Some of them are now in the United States seryice as soldiers of the 1st colored regiment. Yours, as ever, E. H. CAMP 35th IOWA RBQIMEHT, InciPOBT, LA April 27, 186S. PKIBSD MAHIN:—The "Muscatine regi ment" has aga n packed up and in an hour Will bs on a fcot tramp for Grai.d Gulf, Miss distance about 60 miles. The heavy rains last night made mud, and this, our first over land uiarch of any consequence, will try the "bottom" of the "forty dollar conscripts" —(a term applied in a joking way by the old regiments to all new regiments that received the advance bounty, &c). Our regiment is in first rate condi ion. Companies and E arrived from Island No. 10 on Saturday. About a dozen of company E's men (Irish) were left at Memphis, and are reported as des -rters. They are probably Thayer's subscriber*. All our tents and baggage will be left bs hind, except knapsacks. The feeling among the troops here, that Vicksburg will soon be ours, is universal. The army has not been idle here of ite, bv any means. All agree that the conflict will be a bloody one but the rebel stronghold must fall at any cos?. A large portion of the troops have preceded us to New Carthage ar Grand Gulf, and more will follow. Our destination, probably, is up the Black river, to operate in the roar of the enemy's position. We are now part of the 3d brigade, com posed of the 8th, 12th,33d and 35th Iowa regi ments, commanded by Col. J. J. Woods, of the 12th regiment, and 3d division under Gen. Tuttle and 15th army corps, Gen. Sherman commanding. The 8ih Iowa (Col. Geddes,) is the best drilled battaUion that I have met in the snr vice. We are proud to be brigaded with them, We are now purely an Iowa brigade," and have also the 2d Iowa battery in the division. Wo have been in our pres ent camp ten days and our stay has been rendered peculiarly interesting and pleasant by the privilege of exchanging visits with our friends in the 11th, 13th and 16th regi ments, encamped seven miles above. (It is reported that they started for below yester day.) The "boys" of the llth and 35th were so eager to meet that I heard it sug gested by an offictr that the two reg:ments meet half way between Duckport and Milli ken's, stack arms." and go in." The members of the Iowa brigade" (Gen. Crocker's,) are the healthiest looking set of men that I have seen in the army. Tbey are soldiers oat and out, and a noble set of fellows. The guns at Vicksburg made considerable jarring in this vicinity about 4 o'clock this morning. More running the blockade. Yours, ic., Deceased Iowa Soldiers. The following la a Hat of deceased lows aoldleri, who have died in bosDitai* at Bt. Lonia, Mo., from April 28 to April -2S, 1863. (Furuinhwl Tho* W. J. Long, of Iowa, State San itary Agent at St. I/tai» aad vicinity.) April 23—N S Bigsby, F, 29th, cbrooie diarrhea. April 24—Martin Haven*. I, 26th, Thoa Humicnt, D, llth, Thoa McDonall, B, 37th, consumption. April 26—Snail Weatiake, I. 87th, remittent fever. A W Hobba, B, llth, phthiaii. las Arnold, E, 3d car., chronio diarrhea. Jn Cunningham. H, 30th, Jaa Smith, D, nth, April 26—Geo Merriman, K. 29th, April 27—8 Montgomery, 1, 4th, Henry 1'nck, E, 2d, consumption. Blip AT MEMPHIS, WEEK ENDING APRIL IT. Sam W McBride, H, Slat Jahn W Harron, A, 31*t John Dooglaia, H, 26th Joe Ml'ler, G, Slat Patrick Clement. 6, 8lat Sem'l Ouenell. K, 33d Joe Haekine, A, 29th David Evana, K, 28th Israel McCload, 0,30th Joe W Llglitfoot, H, Sl«t Herman Hein. A, Slat S Applegate, F, 6th Barton Cole, G, 8d 6th FROM THE 35TH IOWA.—By a private letter from a friend in this regiment, dated April 23d, we learn that it is encamped at Duck Point, 12 miles above Vicksburg, on the Lou isiana shore. Our friend writes: Night before last I went down to within three and a half miles of Vicksburg, to see as much of the running of the blockade by six transports, as I could. The cannonading was terrific. Five of the boats got through—one (the Tigress) running aground, was sunk. The pilots had the wheels with which to steer the boats outside the pilot house, so that they would not be struck by shivered timbers, Ac." Several citizens of Boston have raised $11, 000 for the widow and the children of the brave and lamented Gen. Reno, who was killed in the battle of South Mountain. Ten thousand dollars have been invested in secu rities, and one thousand placed at the dispo sal of Mrs. Reno. For the JourniM. Union meeting In S-'ulton Towb alilp. MK. EDITOR We bud a rousing meeting of the loyal citizens of fc'ulton township, on the evening of May 1st, at the school house in Centre Grove, tor tbe purpose ot organizing a Union League. Elder Mi'.es was called to the chair, lion. John A. Parvin was introduced to address the meeting, which he did in a most able and eloquent manner, dealing death blows to traitors North and South, and closing with a grand appeal for a union of sentiment on the great and vital question of subduing tebe liou and saving the country from ruin. After the conclusion of Mr. Farvin's ad dress the following preamble, resolutions and constitution were reported by a committee appointed for that puipose, which were unanimously adopted: W HKBKAS, Our Government is engaged in a deadly contest with armed traitors in the South,whose sole aim is the overthrow of the free government bought with the blood of our forefathers, and inherited by us and whereas, it was proclaimed during the winter of 1860 and 1SG1 by rebel sympathizer* in the North that in case the incoming Administration should adopt a policy to coerce the seceded States into subniission there would be a tire in the rear therefore, liesoltel. That it is the duty of all true patriots, without regard to party Jistinchon, to rally to the support of the helmsman of the Ship of State until treason is swept from the land, both North and South. Eesoltei, That our Executive should use ail the means which God has given him to blot out traitors, and save the country from anarchy and ruin. Resolved, That we will discard all party predilections until the war closes, and heartily co operate with the President, by all means in our power, to save the Government. Resolved, That we will support no man for office of honor or profit who patronizes the Muscatine Courier. CONSTITUTION. Art 1. This League shall be known as the Fulton Township Union League. Art. 2. The officers of this League stiall consist of a President, three Vice Presidents, and a Secretary, to hold their offices for one year. Art 3. The regular meetings of the League shall be held on tha first Saturday of each month, and such special meetings as may be appointed. Art. 4. This constitution may be amend ed at any regular meeting by a majority of the members present. Art. 5. Any citiz?n of Fulton township or vicinity, endorsing the foregoing resolu tions, may become a member by signing this constitution. A*t. 6. A majority of members present at any regular meeting may adopt such rules and by-laws for their government as they deem proper. The undersigned was then requested to furnish the JOURNAL with a copv of the pre amble, resolutioas and constitution, with the request that they be published in said paper. Sixty-six names were subscribed to the constitution. The ladies, a great many being in attend ance, manifested their loyalty and patriotism by endorsing the resolutions. The ladies of Fulton wili never disgrace themselves, their children, or their children's children by spitting upon the old flig that hus so long and so proudly waved over the lind of the brave and home of the free.1' J. E. ROBB. For tho Journal. Jackeonian Democracy, EDITOR JOUBNAL: I have just finished reading the speech of "Hon." E. II. Thayer delivered in Grandview, Iowa, April llth, and I must give the Judge credit for his bold as sertions. I suppose he would be styled a Copperhead with you, but I understand the snake that rattles boldly to be the rattlesnake If I understand him correctly in his speech under the head of "Who are the agitators,' he says the North is the sole cause of the rebellien. Under his next head he says, "was not the South justifiable in demanding some pledge that Mr. Lincoln and his party would not blot out slavery Is it possible that the bold editor never read Mr. Lincoln's Inau^u ral Address? If so, he undoubtedly is not trying to keep truth on his side. In speaking of compromises, he lays the blame on the Abolitionists. If he will refer to the Globe, he will find who voted for or against the Crittenden Compromise. He will there find, if the Southern members had voted they could have carried the Crittenden Com promise. If I understand the phraseology of the Judge's sentiments, it sounds much like the talk and froth of ^prominent secessionists, am convinced that such sentiments furnish the connecting link between the conpirators in the South and their allies in the North against the Government. Such sentiments are only treason in the bud. All they lack is a little of the sunshine of Jeff. Davis' despot ism to bring them to full bloom. They are but the little Copporheads in the egg all they need is the incubation of the old serpent to make them full grown snakes. Such senti ments as the Judge's are the food upon which treason lives and gloats itself in the South.— Such sentiments are eagerly sought for by the Southern press, and triumphantly pub lished as an evidence of the speedy downfall of the Washington ^Government. Men, like the Judge, who, I presume, never raised an arm to defend the Constitution, should talk less about it being violated. I ask the Judge, where would the Consti tution and Government be now had all the loyal patriots of the North done as he has done? Jeff. Davis might have given such a man as the Judge an office by this time in Muscatine. It is to be regretted that Thayer, Mahony and other leading Democrats are resisting the execution of the laws, discouraging enlist ments, encouraging desertions and mutiny in the army, and resisting arrests. I say such deserve no better treatment than the Consti tution and the laws of their country demand i, e. hanging—and yet they claim to be Democrats, and talk about popular sover eignly. If the lamented Douglas could stand up in his grave, to-day, he would rebuke into shame these cowardly disciples, who are en deavoring to betray his party and his fair fame into the hands of the rebels. Democrats, be not deceived by the senti ments $nd resolutions which are sugar-coated with just enough loyally to make them pala table. Within they are the blue mass of treason If these men were patriots, they would hate traitors they would talk against them they would resolve against them, and they would act against them. Do these men know that the Mississippi river is lined with rebel bat teries that every day witnesses the destruc tion of Government transports and the lives of loyal men And yet, is this not uncon stitutional Or, did you ever know a Cop perhead convention pass resolutions declaring the great Mississippi to be open to the com merce of the West Would it not be a bet ter evidence of loyalty for these men to denounce the rebel government, at least once where they denounce their own twice By their fruits ye shall know them." T. J. GOSSETT, Abingdon, Knox co., III., May 3, 1863. FOUR QUESTIONS.—Which is the nobler man of the two—the colored man who bravely vol unteers in defense of the Union, or the weak sneak who ridicules and sneers at the exam ple set by "an inferior race" which he lacks either patriotism or courage to emulate?— Which is most deserving of respect, the Union darkies or the light skinned disloyalists? Who would not prefer an ebon face to a black heart? Who would not rather be a Congo nigger than a Copperhead.—G7«8«ZA»W2 Her aid. THE CONTRAST.—Daniel S. Starr, who em igrated to Alabama from Connecticut 25 years ago, was hung by a mob in Montgom ery, Ala., on the 14ih ult., for having written a book against the South. The book was in manuscript. D. A. Mahony has written, printed and published a book against the North and against the Government, in favor of treason and rebellion, but he goes at large unwhipped of justice, and calls himself a "Martyr.— Dubuque Timet. Letters from Soldlera-Sene Par* tlculars of st Cavalry Expedition into Dixie. WEST LIBERTY, IOWA, May 5th, '63!" ED. JOURNAL Many items of interest are to be found in the private letters of our sol diers in the field. A few brief paragraphs in a soldier's letter often gives us a more vivid idea of the wild terror, the dash, the rush, and the dire goings and comings of the his sing flame of war" on the field of battle, than solid columns of carefully written and studied newspaper descriptions. Even as regards the Haying read many items in the letters of relatives and friends, always thinking at the time that we would extract them for the use of tho public, and always proving too indo lent to bring our actions to tally with our good intentions, we have at length determined to arouse and turn over a new leaf. The ex tracts given below are not so interesting as many we might have given in times past, but as there is an account of some of the exploits of the 2d Iowa cavalry, of the taking by the rebels of four of our boys, and a bold dash of two others through a column of rebels, it may be found interesting to the peogle o.f our county, at least: -V 1 ON A SCOUT ,414,1! .,.. "April 17th, we, the 9d cavrity, started out on a scout, in company with the Gth and 7th 111. cavalry, having five pieces of two pounders. We all went together as far south as Houston, which is south and east of Gre nada. Here our regiment was sent off on the Columbus road. When within about twenty miles of Columbus, (on the Ohio and Mobile railroad), we were attack by parts of three rebel regiments, U00 strong. We had but 500 men, but soon made the rebels fly, with no loss whatever on our sido. We wounded twelve of the rebels, that we know of. About an hour before thi3 fight, twenty seven of our men were sent out on a by road, leading into a swamp, to get a lot of horses and mules, known to be secreted there. They got som1: sixty head, and mounting a lot of darkies on them, started to rejoin the regiment. Soon, however, they found out that they were cut off by the rebels, and en deavored to reach us by another route. After riding on this tack eight or ten miles, they found themselves between a heavy rebel col umn and their advance guard. They now took off through the woods, on no road at all, but in executing this maneuver,four men who were in the rear, were taken prisoners. The rest got back to the regimentabout 11 o'clock at night. The four men taken were from At alissa Their names are: Chas. Cope, C. Eves, B. F. Barkalow, and Barclay J. Embree. Two others of th's same party, who had started up with horses before the main body, came to the end of a lane and found it full of rebels who had just been driven back by us. They were forming for another charge on us, and our boys came close upon them before they knew them to be enemies. They were too close to think of retreating, so they charg ed the mass of rebels, yelling as they dashed through them—"Rally boys! Rally, the Yan kees are coming in on our rear!" The "rebs" fired three or four shots at them when they first started in, then seemed to conclude that they really were their own men, and sung out: "Make way for that orderly One of the boys succeeded in running the gauntlet, the other was taken prisoner. From that place we went to Okalona, on the railroad, and burned the hospital, barracks and a lot of cotton, etc., etc. Keeping on back toward camp, we then gathered up horses and mules as we went along. At Birmingham, a little town not far from Tupelo, we were again at tacked and had quite a lively little fight. The rebels charged upon us three or four times, but were each time repulsed, with severe loss. We didn't even have a man wounded. The only man wounded on the whole trip was one of Co. L, who was shot bv three guerrillas he died just as we got to camp yesterday, April 27th. The 6th and 7th 111. regiments have not yet got in I heard to-day that they had gone to Atlanta, Georgia. On this scout of ten days, we only carried with us five days' rations, and of course had to live off of the country five days. We got plenty of ham, but not much bread—some days we hadn't any. We were 150 miles south of here, and in a country where they had never before seen Yankee soldiers. I will give you the price of three leading articles of consumption in that part of the country.— Flour, $100 per barrel Whiskey, $30 per gallon Pork, 60 cents per pound. All kinds of goods are very dear thus, a good hat is $30, pair of boots $30, paper of pins one dollar, and all other things in the same proportion. We brought in on this trip over three hundred new horses and mules. IOWA"KWB. —The Cedar Falls Gazette advocates the nomination of Judge Thomas, of Dubuque, for Governor, by the Union Convention —A new Post Office, known as "York Prairie," has been established in Cedar Co., seven miles from Tipton on the Davenport road. —Lieut. Col. Hepburn, of the Second Iowa Cavalry, has been appointed Inspector Gen eral of cavalry of the Army of the. Comber land, under Gen. Rosencrans. —Tho Vinton Eagle has at its head the name of ELIJAH SELLS as a candidate for Gov ernor, subject to the decision of the Republi can Convention, which meets in June, Mr. Sells is a good man, and always been a faith ful and efficient public officer. We know no man in the State more likely to make a good run, and a good officer when elected.—Bur lington Hawheye. —The body of Anthony Kane, 4th Corporal of Co. I, 26th Iowa, who was drowned on the 20th of October last by falling off the steam er Denmark, at LeClaire, was found on an island below Davenport, last Sunday, very much deoomposed. He was about 25 years of age, and was a resident of Wheatland, Clinton county. —Judge Dillon has recently decided, in a case against the M. M. R. R. Go. by the city of Davenport, that the city has the right, under its charter, to tax grounds, build ings, tracks^and road-bed situated within the city limits. The city also claimed the right to tax the rolling stock of the Company, but the Judge-gives no opinion on that part of the case. The Oazette says the ^decision brings property to the amount of $250,000 within the tax. ROBBKRT.—The Wapello Republican Bays Mrs. McCrary, living about ten milfes south of that place, in Desmoines county, was rob bed of $285 on the night of the 30th ult., by a man who entered her house through the cellar and demanded her money. The next day two men named Wesley Benner and John Tull were arrested on suspicion of having committed the robbery. The former was held to bail in $500, and the latter was discharged, though strong sucpicion still rested upon him. VonfesnUn ol* a lyln|f K. C." [From th* Oakatoou Herald.] Several weeks ago, a member of the 33d Iowa regiment died in one of the hospitals at St. Louis. A little while previous to his death he said to a comrade who had been with him for some time, that he wished to make a dis closure of secrets in his possession that he was dying with two opposite oaths on his conscience that when lie joined the army he had sworn to bear true allegience to the Gov ernment of the United States, and that he had taken another oath in direct conflict with this. The dying man went on to state that he was a member of the Knights of the Golden state of the southern country, elaborate epis- Circle, and had volunteered for the express purpose of organizing Lodges of that Order pies from our own correspondent" many times fail to give us the same clear idea of how matters stand with us, and how with the "rebs." that we get in a few pen-strokes of the soldier. Though every word written by a soldier is dear to hearts in that soldier's home, we do not claim that all that is written by our bold lads is of sufficient public inter est to justify publicaticn. But we do main tain that much that is readable, much that is really interesting, is only seen and known in the narrow circle of the soldier's home.— Every word from the seat of war is of interest to some one. The single line recording the death of private McMulligan set up as phat" by tho light-hearted jour." printer, inked by a grinning roller-boy, and struck off by a pressman, by whom it is no more remarked than is the eloquent leader" on the first page—draws a shriek from a gray-haired mother, and lays in a swoon a blue-eyed maiden. Though the thunderings and light nings of war couie not near our homes, it is there that all the bereavements come. among the soldiers. He then gave his com rade (from whom we get these particulars) the bailing-sign, grips and passwords of the Order, including the signs to be used in bat tle, or when a soldier desired to desert to the enemy. He also stated that the headquarters of that organization in this State were at Dubuque, and that his authority and instruc tions came from there. After the death of this man, his comrade, wishing to test the truth of some things that he had divulged, wrote to Dubuque, intimat ing that he would not bo unwilling himself to continue the business of organizing lodges. It seems that Mr. Mahony was absent, and the letter was answered by Mr. Hutchins, who at that time was one of the editors of the Du buque Herald. Our informant was readily taken into the confidence of Mr. Hutchins, who wrote to him that, as soon as Mr. Mahony returned, he would send him all needful in structions for organizing lodges among the soldiers, assuring him that thai was the best place to work. Mr. Hutchins also wrote that the Democrats were determined to have con trol of affairs in this State, that they would carry the election this fall, "peaceably if they could, but forcibly if they must and farther, that either Mahony or Dean would be their candidate for Governor, which ever appeared to be the most available. We publish the above statements, remark ing briefly that we get them from a man that we have known for years and consider entire ly truthful and trustworthy. They furnish additional evidence of what many have be lieved to be true, to-wit: that there is a trea sonable organization in this State which is doing all it can to corrupt and demoralize the army, to encourage desertions, and to plunge the State into anarchy and strife which will, at the least, prevent it from giving the gener al government any further aid in suppressing the rebellion. In view of these facts and the open expressions of contempt for the United States Government and sympathy with the rebels that are heard every day, loyal people arc stark mad if they do not, with redoubled diligence, perfect their organizations and thoroughly prepare themselves for defence and for aiding the rightful authorities in exe cuting the laws. Rews Para^raplM. It is estimated that it will require $20, 000,000 to pay the pension debts the next year. One of the six-pound oblong shells fired into the vessel on which Gen Foster ran the rebel blockade bore the mark of George H. Fox & Co., Boston manufacturers. Two hundred and thirty-seven lives arc reported lost by the recent wreck of the steamship Anglo Saxon at Cape Race. The number of passengers and crew on board the time of the disaster was 445. John Herron, one of the most prominent citizens of Pittsbarg, and father of Gen. Her ron, died at Pittsburg on Friday last. The General left RolW on Friday last to attend his father's funeral. Col. Baker, the Provost Marshal of Wash ington, was offered $10,000 to permit certain rebel prisoners to escape. He took a portion of the money, and then arrested the rascals who offered the bribe. Heber Kimball, the noted Mormon, ranking next to Brigham Young, was killed on he 27th ult., with forty others, by the explosion of the boiler of a steamer in the harbor San Pedro, California. Gen. McNeil, who recently administered such a drubbing to the rebels under Marma duke, in Missouri, is the officer whom Jeff. Davis was so desirous to hang, because of his execution of ten guerrillas who had fallen into his hands. The Anglo Saxon makes the sixth vessel of the Montreal Company's line which has been lost since the year 1857, and the twen tieth ocean steanur which has been wrecked since the commencement of steam communi cation between America and Europe. The French Academy have appointed committee to "make a report" from Voltaire heart, which was left by the great Frenchman with orders that it be not opened for one hundred years after his death—sixteen years still to run. The small steamer Ada Hancock, employed in conveying passengers from tho wharf, at San Pedro, Cal., to the steamer Senator, which anchors in deep water five miles from the landing, exploded her boiler on the 27th ulr., killing forty out of sixty passengers, and wounding the balance, with the exception of seven. The Court martial at Cincinnati bas con victed two men of recruiting for the rebels within the Union lines, and they are to be shot on the 15th of Mav. One maB was found guilty cf publicly declaring sympathy with the rebellion, and sentenced to four months hard labor two others were fined $300 each for aiding deserters to escape. Among ^jtlse curiosities of matrimony in Philadelphia, it is recorded that while only 19 men v. ere married under twenty years of age, 816 women were married who had not reached that age. Nine men were married be tween 70 and 80 years of age, and four women between 60 and 70. There were more wed dings (907) performed by tho Methodist cler gymen than those of any other denomina' tion. Morgantown, in North-western Virginia, which the rebel raiders occupied, is the cap ital of Monongahela county, situated on the east bank of the Monongahela river, at the head of steamboat navigation. It is about twenty miles north of Fairmount, on the Bal timore and Ohio Railroad, fifty miles east of the Ohio river, scarcely more than five miles from the Pennsylvania border, and not over fifty miles in a straight line from the city of Pittsburg. PBECOCIOUSNESS UNDEJIBABLE. —Most pa rents take great pride in the precocious de velopment of their children, and they seldom reflect that there are great perils and disad vantages attending precocity. Not many men who have attained to great eminence were remarkable for their infantine accomplishments, and all the youthful preco cities of whom we ever read died young. Hermogenes, the youthful tutor ol the Em peror Aurelius, became idiotic at twenty four and Heory Heinneke, a miracle of precocity, who committed the Pentateuch by rote when a year old, and was familiar with ancient history and geography, as well as the ancient and modern languages, died, while a mere child, at the age of four years. As it would be utterly impracticable tor parents to emulate their children to anything like a rivalry with such prodigies as these, forbearance of the vain effort might at least avoid a similar fate for their children. Rev. Dr. Cheever grotesquely likens brother Greeley to an old absent-mind, snuff taking Edinburgh preacher, who, going two miles to his church one Sunday in the face of a biting wind, turned round with his back to the driving element while he could take a pinch of snuff, and, forgetting himself, went back towards bis house, leaving his expect ant flock to wonder at the non-appearance of their shepherd. Some of Greeley's vagaries are most astonishing, for a roan of his intel lect, at a time when the Nation is in such trouble. WESTEBS INVESTORS. Amongf'&e'late patents issued at the Patent Office, we notice one to J. B. Ryder, of Wapello, Louisa coun ty, for a corn-planter and another to Abner Sylvester, of Dubuque, for a grain-separater. TELEGRAPHIC. FROM THE ARMY OF THE PO TOMAC. Gallant conduct of Gen. Hooker. Fredericksburg Heights carried by storm. The Stars and Stripes planted on the Rebel works* Particulars of the arrest Vallandigham. The artillery combat continued till mid night, fiercely. Hooker and staff were all the time under the severest fire. Another correspondent of the 77me«,dating Sunday evening, says it was reported from Howard's front that the rebels had been en gaged all Friday night in cutting a road past his right, but not much attention was paid to the fact. Afternoon on Saturday, it Was reported by pickets on the right of Slocum's front that wagons were seen moving in a westerly di rection. Sickles with heavy force sent to re connoitre, when the advance fell in with rear and immediately pushed on to check-mate Jackson, and Gen. Williams commenced flank movement on the enemy's right, with good prospects of success. Gen. Sickles, by this movement, cut Jack son's force in two, capturing the entire 23d Georgia regiment, 400 men, including officers. It was supposed that Howard's corps (for merly Sigel's) would successfully resist Jack son's movement, but the first division (Carl Schurz's) when assailed almost instantly gave way, thousands throwing down their arms and streaming towards headquarters. Gen. Devon's division, by the demoraliza tion of others, was unable to stand against the rebels, and Gen. Devon was a second time wounded in the foot, while endeavoring to rally his men. Gen. Howard, with all his daring and reso lution, could not stem the tide. The brig ades of Cols. Bushnek and McLean remained fighting as long as possible, retiring in good order. Of course this disaster compelled the re-call of Sickles, who had been vigorously at work. Gen. Williams' division returned to find a portion of his works occupied by the enemy. Sickles could not communicate with the whole of his army by the route he came, and Hook er ordered a night attack, to restore cwmmu nication. Ward's brigade, aided by the best batteries, made the attack at 11 o'clock at night, which was entirely successful, and in the charge made by the brigade, a portion of the artille ry lost by Howard was gallantly retaken.— The enemy was driveii back nearly a mile that night. Saturday night our men slept on their arms, and on Sunday at 5 o'clock in the morn ing the rebels could be plainly seen on the plank road about a mile and a half from Hooker's headquarters at the Chancellor house, which house had been penetrated the evening previous by a shell. Our line of battle immediately formed, and in half an hour our advance became engaged. Soon batallion after batallion became en gaged, the enemy advancing his infantry in overwhelming numbers, seeming determined to overwhelm us but Slocum's brave men, however, held them in check, inflicting dread ful slaughter upon them. French's division was sent on our right flank, and soon crushed that portion of the enemy's line. At 8 o'clock, French sent his compliments to Gen. Hooker, stating that he had charged the rebels and was driving them before him. Five whole rebel divisions were thrown upon Sickles', but he and his gallant soldiers held the traitors in check, taking during the day an aggregate of 2,000 prisoners. It was a desperate hand-to-hand fight. The dead and wounded rebels covered the ground in heaps, the rebels literally throwing themselves upon the muzzles of our guns. Watts' brigade made fifteen distinct charg es and captured seven stands of rebel colors. The 7th New Jersey alone captured four stand of colors and 500 prisoners. Couch's second corps was present, Hancock gallantly going to the relief of the hard pressed Sickles. The engagement lasted from 5:30 to 8:45 A. M., when being out of ammunition our forces held their position for an hour at the point of the bayonet. Upon being supplied, they fell back in good order to Chancellor House, where the contest was again main tained with great havoc to the enemy and considerable loss to ourselves. The vicinity of Chancellor House is now the theatre of the fight, and Hooker maintain ed his headquarters there until 10 o'clock when it was burned by the rebels' shells, the meantime Hooker established a new line when firing ceased. The engagement lasted six hours, and was most terrific. Our artil lery literally slaughtered the enemy. Many of our batteries lost heavily, but the guns were all saved. The enemy is now no longer in our front, but between us and our forces in Fredericks burg, re-occupying their fortified and trenched positions. The enemy gained some ground, but at a sacrifice of five of his seven divisions. Sunday afternoon the rebels made several attempts to forcc our lines. Several of his batteries and regiments being actually de stroped in an attempt to carry the apex of our position near Chancellor House, where a large quantity of our artillery is massed. Our present position is impregnable. Gen. Lee ordered that our lines must be broken at all hazards but the rebels wili on destroy themselves by their attack. Our forces are perfectly cool and confident. Rebel Gen. Hill is reported killed. Gen. Berry was killed while leading his brave men, NEW YORK, May 5. The Times' correspondent states that this corps (Howard's) disgracefully abandoned their position behind their breastworks and rushed panic-stricken towardsi headquarters, Our right was thus completely turned, and the rebels in a fair way of doubling it up. Gen. Hooker was immediately in the saddle, and turning to the commander of his own old corps, Gen. Berry, shouted "General, throw your men into the breach, and receive the enemy on your bayonets! Don't fire a shot they can't see you!" They rushed gloriously, at double quick, to the rescue, pressing forward a horrid array of glittering steel. The enemv were checked, and retired to the breast works just abandon ed by Howard's corpse. Our batteries imme diately massed on the cre6t of the hill, pour ing in a terrific fire until far in the night. Gen. Pleasanton also checked a flying bat tery of a dozen pieces. He drew up his little brigade of cavalry with drawn sabres to pro tect the guns. He had them double shotted with canister, and swept the enemy's position murderously. In this charge of the enemy they took from the cowardly Dutchmen, as the Times' cor respondent styles them, 12 pieces of cannon. The Dutchmen fled past Hooker's head quarters in a panic, many members of the staffs with pistols and sabres vainly endeav oring to stay the flight Sykes' regulars are picking them up. Maj.-Gen. Berry was killed. Gen. Devens, of Massachusetts, is wounded, and Lieut. Crosby, of the 4th regulars, killed. Also a large number of field and company officers were killed and wounded mostly of New York and Pennsylvania regiments. of o His friends mob and burn Dayton Journal Office. the NEW YORK, The Times and Herald contain long and interesting accounts of the proceedings of Hooker's army. Tbe limes' correspondent states that, after three days' skirmishing on both sides, the rebels on Saturday afternoon and evening attacked our right flank, Jackson, with his whole corps of 40,000 men, throwing himself impetuously on Howard's llth corps, but the movement was only partially successful, and reinforcements being promptly sent by Hooker, the rebels were handsomely checked. NEW YORK, May 5. A Falmouth letter, Sunday evening, 10 o'clock, states that Gen. Sedgwick attacked the Heights of Fredericksburg, gallantly car rying them by storm, capturing the 16th and 18th Mississippi regiments, one company New Orleans (Washington) artillery, with eight guns, and over a thousand prisoner^ Gen. Gibbon planted the stars-and-stripes oi| the rebel works. Our loss was moderate. Sedgwick afterwards drove the rebels back* and at 6 o'clock Sunday afternoon had advaa ced to Brick Church, miles towards G'ha* cellorville, on the plank road. Here he hda a severe fight with Earl's rebel division, rein forced by Lee, but repulsed them, taking a lot of prisoners. The enemy is now hemmed in between Hooker and Sedgwick. The advantage is de cidedly with us. The Herald says our loss in storming the heights at Fredericksburg is about 1,000 kill ed and wounded. The World's correspondent says the battle was resumed on Monday, and was a most d&h perate affair. The rebels made a series super-human attacks at all points, but weWe repulsed with terrific slaughter. Our forces have destroyed the bridge in tW1'* rear of the rebels, across the Matapony, th|Vv completely cutting off all retreat to Rich/ m°nd. .. Gen. Sickles is reported killed, but it is not credited. CINCINNATI, May 5. Vallandigham was arrested at his residence, in Dayton,-yesterday, by soldiers sent from here by special train last night. An attempt to rescue him failed. He was brought to this city. NEW YORK, May 5. The Evening Post's Washington advices say that the destruction of the railrosd bridges of the Massaponax and Mattapony creeks, south of Fredericksburg, has certain ly been accomplished, and the railroads to Richmond thus cut off. 8,000 prisonors, including an entire regi ment, the 28th Georgia, were brought to Washington ttiis morning, and marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the old capital prison. '1 heir app: arance was the subject of universal remark. They were will and comfortably clad, but not one looked as though he had had enough to eat. Two officers, Major General Evans, of South Carolina, and a Brigadier General, name unknown, were prominent among the number. Evans was in commal^ at Leesburg during the battle of Ball's Bluff. Fitz Hugh Lee is a prisoner in Washington^ It is reported that we have captured over 5,000 prisoners. The Philadelphia Inquirer has dispatches purporting to be from Washington, yesterday stating that a telegram from Gen. Lee to Rica mond had been intercepted, calling for rein forcements and announcing his entire inab^ ity to hold out two days longer unless thfejf are sent. Stoneman's cavalry, in the rebels' rear, ate said to have captured the Virginia Central Road, also the Fredericksburg & Richmond Road near Milford Station, Southwest of Chancellorville, tearing up five miles of the track, and capturing a rebel supply train, thus cutting off all railroad communication with Richmond. Gen. Sickles is reported killed, tat ii .u not credited. The Post's Washington special says thfcfc is a rumor current that Gen. Stoneman UaS1 captured Gordonsville. WASHINGTON, May 5. A gentleman who left Falmouth early yeg. terday morning reports that early on SundSiy morning, simultaneously with the commence ment of battle on the right, our batteries Ott the left opened on the rebel defences of Fred ericksburg, which were replied to smartly by the rebels, but their fire gradually slackened. Our infantry immediately moved forward, under direction ot Gen. Sedgwick. We then had bayonets fixed, and present inga firm front, moved on steadily until th*y reached within a few hundred yards of tiie famous stone wall, here they met wiih a most murderous fire of infantry, while grape and cannister plowed through their ranks, StUI they pressed onward and the wall wasabaE ij' doned the ridge gained. _r'V The brave boys, with a cheer, pushed on ward toward the second line of entrench ments, but an order reached them to return, which was complied with, but with great re luctance. Tbe opinion gained ground that it was necessary to drive them further, as this would prevent forces on the right from reaching their rear. So great was the panie of the rebels that they abandoned cannon, arms, knapsacks and everything else thai ceuld in the least impede their flight. The works were held all day without utifr desperate efforts on the part of the enemy $ drive our forces from them. They kept up a pretty sharp skirmish and occasionally made sallies out of their second and third lines of entrenchments, but were invariably drivgn back. Upwards of 1300 prisoners were taken fil the engagoment, mostly belonging to Missiaaj^,', ippi, Georgia and Virginia regiments. A larrti' number of officers, from Colonel down, west also taken. CINCINNATI, May 5. Special to Chicago Tribune. As I predicted the other day .Vallandigham in his speech at Mt Vernon was very violent, in denouncing the Government and tbe or ders of Gen. Burnside counselling resistance^, Last evening Gen. Burnside despatched k special train to Dayton with a company of soldiers to arrest Vallandigham. The tram left at midnight, and reached Dayton at 3 A. M. The party immediately proceeded to the. house and sought admittance,whichwas denitit' They broke in the outside door, when Val-. i landigham appeared at an upper window and asked their business. About this time a gun was fired from one of his upper side windows, which, it seems, was the signal agreed updli'! for an alarm. It was followed by fire bells, to arouse his friends, but they did not re spond in force to his call. Vallandigham was brought here, arriving s| 6 o'clock in the morning. He was conveydia to the Military Prison, on Columbia streeCf* and a strong guard placed at the building.4 He bas been closely confined all day, and n%t one allowed to see him. A number of Union citizens of Dayton, fearing trouble this evening, came down to day and called on Gen. Burnside for assist*)' ance. A special train witn soldiers was senfri: up at 7 o'clock P. M., and more are ready tiaq go, if necessary. Vallandigham will be tried by Court Mar tial to-morrow. The Mt. Vernon speech will not be the only charge against him. LATER. A dispatch from Dayton says: "At dark a company of between 500 and 600 person* proceeded to the Journal office and cottjP' menced hooting and yelling. Presently som|iJ few bricks and stones were thrown, breaking1' in the windows and doors. Soon after seveiv^ al pistol shots were fired into the building* and then the torch was applied. The JourndP. building was soon completely gutted and th$| flames spread to the adjoining stores. There is a rumor that one bridge on thl^f Xenia Railroad, towards Columbus, has beeir^ destroyed. All the telegraph wires throughly out the city have been cut down and the o#® fice closed. At 11 o'clock the mob quieted down and the troops were on the ground, guarding the engines, which were at work. John Lowe's house was attacked and some windows broken, when the troops dispersed the crowd. At 11:30 p. M. all was quiet. A tall chimney—oyer one hundred feet in ., bight and ten feet square at the base—at tached to the furnace of Nathan Wnshbum, Worcester, Mass.. was moved, a few days ago/' a distance of one hundred and fifty feet. No)j .j brick was dislocated, and the chimney iq^ now as perfect in every respect as when It was started. 1,1 'o NOT YET EXTINGUISHED. George Francis Tram, the Quixotic defender of McClellan, appears to be still alive and gi oping about., He tried to give a lecture at Dayton, Ohio, few days since, hut thapocpta refuM&te per mit its delivery.