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OFFICE OVER THE POST OFFICK. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One Copy, 1 ye:»r, 8 00 Tin copies, (to vne uMreti,) 15 UO INVARIABLY IN AUYAXC*. bscrii'tioi.s ri'cceivoil for 6 Hiniith-* «t yearly rate* RATES OF ADVERTISING. 1 (aw* (U Unes or IMI,) 1 InMfUon, 1 2 1 00 1 50 2 90 6 00 I 1 month, I 8 1 0 10 00 1 1 year, A liberal deduction mad a on larger adTertiacmonts. All transient advertising must be put 1 for in advance ia oo 1)*iiy, per sunum, .$0,00. Trt-Weekly 3.00. Col. Atone as a Soflnrcr. The people of Iowa have noted one marked difference between the mode the present po litical campaign is carried on by the Union men, and the mode adopted by the opposi tion. Wo do not remember to have read in any Union journal, or heard from any Union orator, a single word in abuse of Gen. Tattle. On the contrary we cannot take up a single Copperhead journal in the Slate which does not teem with persona defamation of Colonel Stone. If we were to believe their assertions, Col. Stone has been guilty of about all the crimes known to the penal code, and carried around in his pantaloons pocket or the seat of his breeches, some terrtic patent machine or other, of which he is the monopoliser, and which was gotten up for the express purpose of enabling him to knock the Decalogue into a cocked hat several hundred times a day There is one of these things true Col. Stone ought to have been in the penitentiary long ago, or the Copperhead journals of Iowa lie like bul etins. And there is one of those things true, too Col. Stone ought to be in State's prison for the crisncs charged upon him, or they who make the charges ought to bo there, for al lowing a man they assert to be so stupendous a villain to go unpunished. The laws are before you, Messrs. Copperheads, you have at least one Copperhead "judge" in Iowa, and plenty of Copperhead lawyers—why don't you go in on your muscles and rid commu nity of this fellow The answer is plain. These opposition journalists know they are slandering and libeling. They know they cannot prove their charges -in fact, do not pretend to do s-o— and their only resort is vituperaiion and blackguardism. Here, in the Dubuque Herald, now before us, is a charge that Col. Stone "ruined the servant girl who tended on his sick wife, and not a Republican paper denies it." And then it goes on to say how "Mr. Mathews," the father of the poor servant girl who had beer, ruined by the arts of this Iowa Aaron Burr, brought suit against Stone, and how Stone bought him off with a "quid pro quo" and all that sort of blubbering stuff. It re ally does make us weep to read these virtuous jeremiads of the Herald, and we beg Col. Stone, and by these presents do solemnly im plore him, not to ruin "Mr. Mathews" daughter any inoie by "his arts," or "in the good old way," or by any means whatsoever, till the campaign be ended. If he don't let "Mr. Mathews' daughter alone, at least till after the election, we are done for! This seducing business is a little more than we can stand, especially as between Col. Stone and "Mr. Mathews' daughter." We insist that the Chairman of the State Committee put a stop to it incontinent. Friends! Excuse this seeming levity. We hardly know how else to treat a subject so extraordinary. The sum and substance of all this terrible charge is that "Mr. Mathews' daughter" is Mrs. Col. W. M. Stone, and has been ever since they both came to Iowa, or very nearly so. So much for Col. S., in the seducing line. What right has the North assailed What justice has been denied? and what claim, founded in justice and right, has been withheld Can cither of you to-day name one single act of wrong, deliberately done by the Government at Washington, of which the South has a right to complain I challenge the answer.—Hon. A. //. Stephens? Speech to the Georgia Legislature in 18G1. The Iowa Democratic Central Committee, in their zeal for the election of Tuttle, have discovered that the rebel ice-President was all wrong—in fact, that he was little better than an Abolitionist when he uttered this sentiment. They declare that— The war with all its enginery of devas tation, and all its demoralization, its woes and its perils, wis launched upon us by the polit ical empirics who rule in place of statesmen by the Wilsons, Wades and Lincolns, who have, unfortunately, succeeded the Webs tern, Clays and Jacksons of our glorious memories. It ought to have been avoided and with statesmanship coupled with reasonable politi cal honesty among our political rulers, could very easily have b?en avoided. But the statesmanship and honesty were wanting." Their tender hearts are wrung with anguish at the wrongs of the South they apolo gise,"excuse, exculpate, palliate and defend the rebellion on the ground that it was provoked by the Wilsons, Wades and Lincolns," to whose aggressions it would have been folly to expect the rebels of the South to submit.— Though "blessed are the peace makers" is often ypon their lips, they have not a word of rebuke for the peace breakers. The people of the South, say they, were guilty of no wrong—only acted unwise" and illegally" —in seceding, and seizing upon forts, arsenals, custom-houses, mints and other public prop erty—at least none which would justify the Government in employing force for their co ercion. The Administration, as the constitu tional representative of the Government, should have stood silently by and seen all this done and made no resistance—no effort to protect the nation from being plundered and the Union from dismemberment. This is practically the position of the sup porters of Tuttle in Iowa. Who can doubt their practical sympathy with traitors Gen. Grant has recently extended Gen. Logan's furlough. The reason for his doing so is stated by a correspondent. Gen. Grant said ha did so "because while General Logan was in Illinois, fighting Copperheads, he was still in the field doing duty." That's the story in a nutshell. Gen. Logan's con duct and that of Gen. Tuttle, the candidate of Butternuts, contrast not very favorably to the latter's good sense or intelligent patriot ism. QUERY.—Has the Courier heard from the elections in California and Vermont? There were no arbitrary arrests or bayonet-voting in these States. Why don't tho Courier re- MUSCATINE M. F. MAURY ON THE PROSPECTS OF THE REBELS. Blow I'opiicrlieiMtii ifirc Aid and vuilurl to I lie l£u«»iuy. The letter of the lelel Maury to the Lon don Time* has reached us in full. The fol 'owing paragraphs are amusing and instruct ive, showing that the only hope of the rebels now is in the ascendancy of the peace men at the North: He announces firct, that instead of the prospects of the South looking blue, they were nover brighter. He declares also that the Union is forever destroyed, and then adds: Since, then, the Union is gone, and neith er party can subjugate the other, it follows that the w:ir is not to be ended by the sword. Other agents have to be called in play.— What are they V Let us inquire. They are, divisions in the camp of the enemy, dissen sions among the people of the North. There is already a peace party there. AM. THE EM BARRASSMENTS WITH WHICH T1IAT l'AHTY CAN si'uitoi'ND Mis. LINCOLN, AND ALL THE DIFFI CLTI.TIES TIIAT IT CAN THROW IN THE WAY OF THK WAR TARTY IN THE NORTH, OFI'BATE DI RECTLY AS SO MICH AID AND COMFORT TO THE SOUTH. As an offset, then, against the tide of mili tary reverses which in the tirst weeks of July tanso strong against the South, and from which our friends in England seem not to have recovered, let us look to those agencies that are to end the war, and inquire what progress hits been maile on the road to peace, and, consequently in our favor, notwithstand ing these military reverses. Notwithstanding these, the war is becom ing more and more unpopular in the North. In proof of this, 1 point to the conduct of the Pentisylvanians during Lee's invasion of that State, to the rots in iNew York, to the organ ized resistance to the war in Iowa, and to other circumstances with which the English public has been made acquainted by the newspaper press. New York is threatening armed resistance to the Federal Government. New York is becoming the champion of States' rights in the Norm, and to that extent is taking South ern ground Mr. Lincoln has not only judged it expedient to unmuzzle the press in New York, and deemed iL prudent to give vent to free speech there, but lie is cvidei.tly afraid to enforce the conscription in the "Empire Stale." The conscription act itself, more over, seems to be so abortive throughout Yan kee land generally that he cannot now mus ter forces enough to follow up his July suc cesses. Grant has come afraid of John ston's decoy, which aimed to eutice 4iim off to the swamps and cancbrakcs of the Missis sippi. lie has therefore given up the so called pursuit and taken to his darling gun boats. Banks has left Port Hudson, to be routed, it is said, beyond the Mississippi by Taylor, with severe loss. Rosecrans has not sufficiently recovered from the blow that Bragg gave him last Christmas in Murfreesboro' to follow up that retiring Confederate, while Bragg has forcos in the Federal General's rear. In the attack upon Charleston, the enemy is losing ground. He is evidently giving way. lie has been driven from James' Island, and we are planting batteries there which will sweep Morris Island, which is nothing but a sand beach. So Charleston may be considered safe. As for Meade, he simply stands at bay be hind Lee. Thus the military tide which set in with so much promise on the young flood in July, and which has so dampened the spirits of our English friends and depressed Southern se curities, appears suddenly to have been slack ened, and to be on the point of again turning in our favor, and that too, under auspices which seem more propitious than ever. Vallandigham waits and watches over the border, pledgd —if elected Governor of the State of Ohio—to array it against Lincoln and the war, and to go for peace. What the result of the election there will be I cannot tell but the canvass is going on, and we know that opposition to Lincoln and his war party is growing more and more popular every day, and throughout the whole North. Wit ness Burnside's decree, putting, in-violation of all legal right and constitutional power, the State of Kentucky under martial law, and that, too, just as the elections are coming off in that State. He orders the commissioners of elections to let none vote but friends of Lincoln and the Union ar.d the last steamer brings the announcement, in the jubilant rhetoric of the Yankee press, "The Union ticket has been elected in Kentucky by a large majority." Well it might there was no other ticket allowed. Why, but for this growing hostility to Lin coln, and the war, put Kentucky under mar tial law at this late day at all? Simply because of the growing activity and increas ing energy of those influent es which are at work in the cause of peace, and therefore on tbc side of the sword of the South. These influences are doing more toward bringing the war to an end than all the battles that have been fought sinco the war began have done. Indeed, so straightened is Mr. Lincoln at this moment that his partisans are resorting to a desperate game. They are endeavoring to raise the war cry against France and Eng land, hoping thereby to rally the people to arms, and intending, if successful, to send the dupes to tight their brethren in the South. Nay, more: there are rumors of a pcace party in his Cabinet, and of a proposition there to revoke the emancipation proclama tion and propose terms to the South. The leading newspapers of the North mention this, and not with disauprobation. Nor are these all the agencies that time and events are bringing into play on the side of peace and the South. The fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson was, according to those who were stirring the North western people up to war, to open the way to market tor them. Every English house in the American trade knows that the tation to foreign countries. Can any one in the trade pretend that England would have taken a shipload more of American flour had the Mississippi been open all the war Chi cago, and not New Orleans,has for years been the grand grain market of the West, and, except London, it is the greatest in the world. Hence I infer that, notwithstanding the opening of the Mississippi, the North-western people will find a poorer market than ever fur their corn. With the faliing off of this trade, the New York merchants will be no longer able to pay off their British creditors in grain they will therefore have to part with their gold it will go up and greenbacks will come down, and so raise a voice from the lower levels of society that will be trum pet-tongued for peace. To smother that voice even now, Mr. Lincoln has to keep an armed force, not only in New York and Kentucky, but in Ohio, Indiana and other States. He is even now marching up into Iowa, to put down there a cry for peace. He is likely to have occupation for all the recruits his con scription will give in keeping down his own people. Never were the prospects of the South brighter. All that we have to do is to main tain the defensive, wateh our chances and whenever there is an opportunity for a good Stroke, either with the sword or with the pen. M. F. MACBY. BOWDES, Cheshire, Aug. 17. A RIINR fraud, The small rebel organ called the Muscatine Courier, commciic the. publication of Gov ernor Brainlette's Inaugural Address to the ople of Kentucky, and in Saturday's issue published ITS conclu-ion of the same, cutting short the address just where the Governor states his objections to arming negroes. Mr. Thayer knows that he has only published half of that address, and that half because it suits his tory purposes. He may take alarm at th:s and hasten to set up the remainder of the speech, but we don't believe it. We now ask him as an editor and publisher to be honest, just ONCE, and give his readers that address in full, and then we ask ever^Dem ocrat to give it a careful reading. Come, Mr. Thayer, don't hold hick the truth—don't commence this early to carry the coming election by fraud. Come right up to your duty like a good little rebel, and do it if it does hurt a little. We have no objection to your publishing extracts as such, but don't extract and give it as entire. lloar I l«e Soldier* Sjieak—Tuttle's out Iti'^imi'ui IC«'iiiiUntc Him. At a meeting of officers and men of the Second Regiment Iowa Infantry the following resolutions, with reference to Gen. Tuttle's acceptance of the Copperhead nomination for Governor cf Iowa, were adopted: WHEREAS, The so-called Democratic State Central Committee," of which LeGrand Bvington was Chairman, have nominated Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle as candidate for Governor of the State of Iowa and, WHEREAS, lie having accepted the said nomination, has in his letter to the People of Iowa" expressed principles as his own, so antagonistic to the platform of said parry his, as expressed in said letter being a strong irar policy, while that of the party is anti war therefore, Rcsolred, That we, the officers and men of the Second Regiment Iowa Volunteer In fantry, having always been warm friends and ard 'iit supporters of Gen. Tuttle, as a milita ry man, see great inconsistency in action, in accepting the nomination of said party, whose policy is so diametrically opposed to the one which the General has sacrificed so much to support. Resolved, That the policy of said party, a expressed in their acts, and in their resolu tions and platform, are so unpatriotic, treach erous, and so revolting to all loyal men and soldiers, that we cannot either countenance or support any man, who will so far encourage secession as to accept a nomination by said party. Resolved, That we ask Gen. Tuttle une quivocally to answer the following questions: Whether he really endorses the platform of sai.l party Does he endorse the sentiment contained in Circular No. 2, issued by the "Democratic State Central Committee," in which the Conscription Act is denounced as "an abominable, unequul and unconstitutional Conscription Act, by which democrats are sought to be forced into an ab olition war which they detest?" Does he, with that Com mittee, favor the appropriation of funds to pay the sum of three hundred dollars to ex empt a certain class of persons from the draft? llesolved, That a direct and immediate answer to the above questions, as well as a full explanation of what must appear to cvury reflecting mind, the glaring inconsis tencies which custer round his acceptance of the nomination of said party, is due to the General himself, his friends, and all con cerned. It was also resolved that a copy of the above resolutions be sent to Gen. Tuttle, and to the Iowa papers for publication. The resolutions were read to the men at retreat and adopted without a dissenting voico. Such is the expression of the soldiers everywhere. The bare-faced hypocrisy of the Copperhead party in attempting to carry out their peace-and submission-to-the-rebels policy by putting forward as their standard bearer a man engaged in the war, is having no other effect than to disgust the few honest men in their own ranks and to call forth the indignant condemnation of all patriots. PW The occupation of Chattanooga, by Gen. Rosecrans, is the knell of rebel power in East Tennessee, especially since Burnside is further up the Valley at the other late rebel stronghold, Knoxville, and the two commanders arc in communication. Chattanooga is the terminus of two important railroads, and the most important point on another—the Chattanooga and Memphis. It is 150 miles from Nashville, 432 from Savan nah, and 447 from Charleston. It used to contain 5,000 inhabitants, and was a place of considerable business. Knoxville is the junction of the East Ten nessee ar.d Georgia and East Tennessee and Virginia railroads. It is on the Ilolston riv er, which is navigable for small steamers to that point. In 18G0 Knoxville contained 8,000 inhabitants. It is distant 185 miles from Nashville. fW In relation to the Dubuque Herald's charge of seduction against Col. Stone, (which was copied by the Courier of this city,) the Burlington Hawkeye says: We will place five hundred dollars in the State Bank of Iowa, to be paid over to the Herald upon the producti.n of a single re sponsible citizen of Marion county who will say its story is true. We will deposit the money in twenty-four hours after notification by the Herald of its acceptance of this offer. The Hyenas of the Copperhead party can- now say breadstuff's of Ohio and the Northwest had, Hutchins and Mahony, after asserting for years before the war, nearly ceasc-d to pass this matter is notorious in Marion coun New Orleans on the way to markets abroad. cannot refuse to produce one creditable They went up to the lakes, and so, via canal witness, especially upon the offer of five hun and rail, to Boston and New York for expor- that "no Republican paper denies (]ro(jdollars. Now, produce your witness cr stop lying. GEN. GRANT FOR EMANCIPATION.—In a gen eral order issued from his headquarters at Vicksburg, under date of Aug. 1st, General Grant makes the following recommendation to the planters of Mississippi: "It is recommended that the freedom of negroes be acknowledged, and that, instead of compulsory labor, contracts upon fair teimsbe entered into between the former master and servants, or between the latter and such other persons as may be willing to give them employment. Sucu A SYSTEM AS THIS, HONESTLY FOLLOWED, WILL RESULT IN SUBSTANTIAL ADVANTAGES TO ALL PARTIES." §3P*Thosc who denounce the draft as "odious" and "tyrannical," should read the instructions of the rebel Col. Richardson for the enforcement of Conscription in Western Tennessee. If a man absents himself to avoid the draft, his house shall be burnt'down if he resists, he "shall be shot down and left dying if he takes refuge in his house, it shall be burnt and guarded so he may not get out! So much for rebel humanity. fgp" Beauregard is a terrible fire-eater, but Greek fire doesn't seem to sit well upon his stomach.—Louisville Journal. BY "JOHN MA III N. MUSCATINE, IOWA, FRIDAY, SEPETMBEIUS, 1803. VOL. XV-NO v:~ Obi* PoIiiii'M—Wiic I'l'osnecU in low si, &c. DAVENPORT, Sept. 11th, 1803. DEAR JOURNAL:—I have been much amus ed at a letter published in Wednesday's Courier, written by one Snyder, in Datke county, Ohio. I conclude that the said Sny der is in a VERY DARKE county and corner of that county. I know the writer is unusually intelligent en hi- estimate of the Courier— "able and valuable paptr." I know he is Union man fiom his expressions of admira tion for the "NORI.E, HONEST, PATRIOTIC VAL LANDKIHAM." I know that ha speaks the truth, and therefore I am confirmed in my former belief that a large proportion of the army is made up of Republicans, while the copperhead-democracy have remained at home, a "fire-in-the-rear party." For sever al years Ohio has been thorongh'y Republi can .in politics. Mr. Snyder .says "at every Democratic meeting he finds large, enthusi astic, intelligent crowds of people—not mere ly women and children, but voters whilst Black Republican Abolition meetings have small crowds, composed most'y of women, children, and negroes." Poor, drivelling fool! Don't this Snyder know that the women and children who attend those Abolition meetings, as he is phased to call them, are the wives and children, widows and orphans of the men who are, or hade boen, fighting the battles of hi* country. Every man with a thimble-full of brains knows that the heaviest stock hold ers in this war against tieason and Yallan dighammets are the wives and children and widows #nd orphans of the nations true heroes. Go into a Copperhead peace-sneak meeting where s-mall deim gogues like Thayer and Wallace denounce the Government and its life saving measures, and you will find none of those stock-ho'.ders there. They ehoo-e the company cf the'r friends. The true friends of their country arc the friends of their husbands and fathers, and hence are always to be found at Union, or "Abolition" meeting. The men have gone to the war the women and children represent them at our meetings, and tell ua TUEIK friends have no sympathies for the craven peace sneaks of the North. If there are more voters at the Vallandigham meetings in the Union Repub lican State of Ohio than there are at the Union meetings, it proves o..!}' that the Republicans of Ohio are in the army, while pcace-sncak Democrats are »t home sowing the seeds of discord and disunion. But this very intelligent correspondent, Snyder, says: "We have intelligent speakers, while they (Abolitionists) have the commonest kind—Brough, for instance." That's rich— John Brough a common speaker—a man who for a quarter of a century has sustained the reputation of being the "gnat speaker" of the Ohio Democracy, and Mr. Thayer don't know any better than to publish such nonsense. The Courier correspondent says he is fully convinced that Vallandigham WILL BE ELEC TED—that many Republicans have joined the Copperheads—that the Republican soldiers will not vote for Brough." Mr. Snyder says "Cox, the lion. S. S„ is one of his first class speakers," he ought, therefore, to be good authority. I will repeat here what 1 have before written—the opportunity is so timely. The Hon. S. S. Cox was in Davenport a few weeks since and the writer of this had some talk with him. Mr. Cox then used this lan guage "Vallandigham's nomination was the most disastrous event that could have occur red to the Democracy. He will be over whelmingly defeated. Even many of those' who supported him in Convention will not vote for him. Brough will be elected by a majority that will teach the Democracy a les son for the future." As Mr. Cox is now sturrpii for Vallandigham, I place his testi mony against that of the reliable correspon dent of that family paper that circulates in every county in Iowa—the Courier—and here I leave the foolish Snyder. Iowa's political sky was nevrr brighter. So situated as to meet citizens from all parts of the State, I speak advisedly when I say that General Tuttle was never more unfortu nate than when he consented to run upon the Copperhead ticket. His former warm per sonal and political friends aver that he is guilty of a species of deception and double dealing, from the effects of which he can never recover. It is a notorious fact, that not a solitary war Democrat or Republican— not a Union or Republican speaker, or paper, has yet espoused his cause. A reliable war Democrat, from one of the southern tier counties, informed me that not a war Demo crat in that part of the State will support Tuttle. He receives the support of none but Vallandigham orators, papers and sympa thizers, Officers and men from the field say they love Tuttle as a soldier, but they des pise his Copperhead associations. That the soldiers will not support him, is as certain as that the sun shines. Had he repudiated the Copperhead platform and run as an inde pendent candidate, no one can doubt the ac tion of the soldiers at least. But to ask them to vote for him now, is to ask them to en dorse the Copperhead platform, with Bying ton, Mahony, Jones, Thayer & Co., which they will not do. The sky is big with prom ise. Friends, let us roll up our majorities. By the way, speaking of Bvington, it is reported that he is dangerously ill, from a severe attack of chronic diarrhea of circulars, having issued his 49th of the current series. D. J3gp~The strongest feeling of the Union sol dier is that of contempt and hatred of the sympathizer with treason, who, in the secu rity of his distant home, opposes the war, obstructs the Administration, rejoices over our defeats, and mourns over our victories. This is a plain and practical fact, illustrated and confirmed every hour of the day. NEGROES WILL FIGHT.—InClermont county, Ohio, a party of Copperheads returning from a Vallandigham meeting, where they had im bibed freely of butternut whisky, attacked the cabin of a negro, who, in self-defense, shot and killed two of them and seriously in jured another with a skillet. The rest ran away. IH A BAD WAT.—All but four of tbtf inees on the Copperhead State Ticket in Min nesota, have declined. But one Democratic newspaper in the State supports the nomina tion, and the name of the editor of that is on the ticket. Iowa Nol«lioi*M Returning to (lie I'lclfl-Oio Tutlle .Hen aniuugNt Tlieiu. A ON LIOAITU STEAMER KI:NTICK.V, Aug. I have only to add—Unionists of I wa, do your duty, and I will guarantee that the Iowa soldiers will assist you in burying C'opper headisin in Iowa so deep tint it can never be resurrected for all time to come. D. G. B. loiva 1 ewe, —SefJed proposals will bo received until Sept. 14th, by Thomas B. Hunt, Captain and A. Q. M., at Davenport, for supplying the Quartermaster's Department with 1,200 hor ses. They must be fifteen hands and one inch high, sound and in good condition for immediate use in the field. —The Davenport Biptist Association will meet in the Baptist Church in Iowa City, on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16th and 17 th. COLONEL OF THE NINTH CAVALRY.—Capt. Mathew W. Trumbull, of Dubuque, formerly of company I, 3d infantry, has been selected as Colonel of the 9th cavalry, now about to be organized. He is a brave man, having tested his soldierly qualities in a signal man ner at the battle of Blue Mills. Geo. Pickering, the man who was most severely wounded during the "circus row" at Tipton, died on Friday last. The Adver tiser says George was a temperate and worthy young man. The other wounded man ha* gone after the circus. The Fort Madison Plaindealer siys that Col. J. A. Williamson, of the gallant 4th Iowa infantry, is or will soon be promoted to Brigadier General. The first National Bank of Oskaloosa has been organized. Capital paid in $50,000, with the privilege of increasing it to $100,000. President, John White. The telegraph line has been completed to Ottumwa, which is now in direct commu nication with Burlington. CORN CROP INJURED.—TheCedar Rapids Times thinks about 20 per cent, of the corn crop of Lian county was destroyed by the late frosts. GEN. BUTLER ON THE WAR.—Gen. Butler's opinion as to the manner in which the war should be prosecuted is given in a letter to the Springfield mass meeting, as follows: 'Compromises arc impossible save between equals in'right. Reorganization or recon struction is alone useful when vicious parts are to be left out. Amnesties are for individ uals, not for organized communities. There fore prosecute tho war, brii every part of the country into submission to the laws of the United States then there will be no place for rebellion, no parties for compromise, no occasion for reconstruction, and clemency may be shown and amnesties offered to in dividual citizens who desire them. Is there any other way to restore the Union The essential distinction between Governor Bramlette, of Kentucky, and the Copperheads, is thus stated by him in his in augural address Kentucky will not affili ate with those at hotfie, or in other State?, whose manifest object is, under pretense of opposition to war measures, to cover thur real purpose of crippling our government, paralysing its arm of defense, and forwarding the aims of the rebellion. 22F"An editor in 'York State, in announc ing that he is drafted, thns encourages bis conscripted friends: Why ehonld we mnnrn, conscripted friends, Or shake at draft's alarms? 'Tit but the vuice that Abr'am aoodfl, To m*ke us shculder arms. TIE WHO SUPPORTS THE WAR IS AGAINST THE UNION, BECAUSE THE WAR IS TIIR JIO«T TERRIBLE ENGINE FOR TIIB DESTRUCTION OF TIIE UNION WHICH BELZEBUB HIMSELF COULD N*VE INVENTED. THE PRO FESSED DEMOCRAT, THERSFOKE, WHO HAS HIS SENSES ABOUT HIM AND IS DELIBER ATELY FOR THE WAR, is NOT A DEMO CRAT, IN FACT, BUT AN ABOLITIONIST OP THE MOST RADICAL, VIOLENT AND DESTRUCTIVE KIND."—Chicago Times. And yet with an entire record in harmony with this annunciation, the Chicago Times is the favared organ of the Democracy of the North-west, and the officiable commended organ of the Tuttle Democracy in Iowa.— Gate Cttv. IMPORTANT DRAFT DECISIOH,—GOT. N) I Ml: !ils', 180o. DEAR JOURNAL :—This is the sixth day out from'West Liberty, and we at are only Island No. 10 or a little below, at an old sunken cod barge, taking on coal. The 35th boys who left Muscatine on Wednesday, are on the same boat with us. Lucky hoys Got to Cairo just in time, while we had to lay over two days. Iowa has five regiments represented on board. We have all kinds of fun and frolic. If you should see us sometimes you would be inclined to the opinion thit soldiers so light hearted could seldom, if ever, think seriously upon any subject. However, to form such an opinion would be to do injuvtice to Iowa men. To say the least, there is one subject that is kept constantly in mind and about which wo freely converse, nnd that is, the coming election. I have taken pains to talk with the boys belonging to th« different Iowa regiments on board, to wit: tho 35th, 2'2d, 2: d, 11th and 10th about tho-Governorship of Iowa, and there is not one single man on board that will vote the Tuttle ticket. This may seem strange to your Copper friends of Muscatine, seeing that their pet regiment, the Kith, is among the number. Just tell them that one of the members of that regiment ex pressed himself to me yesterday in the fol lowing language "I have never voted a Republican ticket in my life, but this fall I "hall vote for Col. Stone. The reason why I shall do this is soon told. Tuttle is a good man, and under other circumstances would have been my choice for Governor, but he has accepted the nomination from Byington & Co., and I consider them to be the worst enemies of our Government in Iowa, and therefore I cannot and will not support him." Rock ingham, of Connecticut, has returned from Washington after a conference with the War Department respecting the application of towns which have furnished a surplus of vol unteers, to be exempted from the draft. The Department, as we learn from a Hartford pa per, has decided substantially as follows "That there was no authority under the law of Congress to deduct the surplus of vol unteers which may have been furnished by towns from the quota now ordered by the draft from those towns. That Congress had not authorized an appointment of men to be drafted from towns, and such an appointment would be a usurpation of legislative powers, would be acting outside of the provisions of the law, and involve the Department in inex tricable embarrassment and difficulty, which cannot be attempted." WlitU €«I. Ntoui: Did. Doling the time that Col. Stone was a pris oner at Macon, Ga, his conipan'ons got together and selected him as one of the two commissioners to piociedto Washington and procure, if possible, an exchange. The agent of the Confederate Government consented to such a mission, exacting from Stone a prom ise that, if he failed, he would return and surrender himself a prsoner again. More than this, Stone made the same promise to his fello v prisoners, assuring them that if he could not procure the televise of all, he would not accept his own, but would return and submit to the same fate. On these conditions, Ko'einnly made, Stone fcame to Washington and failed. What then did lie do? Came to Iowa with a large flouri.-h of drums, procured Gov. lvirkwood's interposition, was ex changed, and left his fellow prisoners there at Macon to bear long months of imprisonment, while ho aired his heroic deeds before 'gap ping crowds at the street con ers. And there are men who were the victims of his treach ery, who waited weary months for the help he did not procure, who locked anxiously for his coining, as he solemnly agreed, who would much sooner train a battery on him than to elevate him to an official position. To them he is wh it he really is—the hero of a shirt tail surrender.—Dubuque ilwa'd. Now see how plain a talo shall put this lying Copperhead journalist down At the request of Gen. Prentiss and lifty-nino other Union officers, fello,v piisoners with Colonel Stone, the latter started from Selma, Ala bama, for Washington, to obt in a cartel by which the whole number of these officers might be exchanged. The rebel Government had given him a parole of forty days. Up to that time, the commanding Generals had ex changed prisoners to a certain extent on their own responsibility, but the Government had not recognized the right of rebel captives to claim the privilege of exchange. Col. Stone made known the object of his mission to the Piesident, and the subject was submitted for Cabinet consultation. Onlv one member of the Presidential Council—Mr. Chase—was in favor of granting tho cartel, and the direct o' ject of the mission was necessarily aban doneJ. Determined, however,' to do all that could he done for the benefit of his associates in imprisonment, he obtaiued from the Pay master General for them two months pay, amounting to about $15,000, for which Col onel Stone gave his personal receipt, and sending Ane-half the amount to their families, he invested a portion of tho other half in clothing for the prisoners and forwarded this and the remainder of the money to Selma.— These supplies arrived sa'ely, and were most gratefully received by the prisoners, many of whom had become nearly destitute. Engaged laboriously in thesa duties, Col. Stone re mained in Washington until thirty-eight days of his parole had expired, and then was sent by General McClellan under a flag of truce to Richmond, where he gave himself tip to the rebel authorities, and was thrown into Libby prison, where ho remained two days. At tho request of the rebel Secretary of War, he undertook another journey to Washington to renew his application, receiving an additional parole of fifteen days. Before the expiration of that time, he succeeded in eft' ctingtha ex change of the entire number of Union prison ers at Selma, himself among the number, and all were set at liberty together on the 12th of November These are the plain facts out of which the series of lying statements copied from the Herald, is manufactured Col. Stene receiv ed the warmest thanks of his comrades for his .successful services in their behalf, and with perhaps one exception, every man of the number who may be living on election day will give him a cordial support for Governor Lest some scoundrelly Tory may say that these are mure statements on our part, we ive below a transcript of the endorsements on the parole. Be it remembered that in strument was used on the 30th day of Ma}', 18(52. On (he fortieth day thereafter, tho following endorsement was made Cn Colonel Stone's parole: HEADQUARTERS, Petersburg, July 10, '03 4,M ijor Stone, herein named, having re ported to me, is ordered and agrees to report to the Secretary of War in Rict mond." T. II. HOLMES, Major Gen. Upon the same document there is also this document: JULY 11th, 1803. "Extended fifteen days from the time Maj. Stone leaves our lines. GEO. W. RANDOLPH, Sec. of War." After the cartel was agreed upon in Wash ington, the Secretary of War ordered Colonel Stone to report immediately of orders in St. Louis The latter did report immediately to Gen. Schofieid on the 1st of August, and was not exchanged till the Pith of the succeeding November, when the other officers were ex changed. v What rebel misrepresentations shall we have next?—Des Moines Register. We have submitted the above statement to Capt. II. H. Benson, formerly of the 8th Iowa, but nowr a resident of this p'ace, who was a fellow prisoner with Col. Stone. He says the circumstances as detailed by the Register are true to his personal knowledge. The War in .Mississippi—-Tearful Ktiile ol'Afiairs in Virginia, From tho Now Orleai s Kra, August 10. We have private advices from the interior of Mississippi, that seem to be entirely trust worthy, and that indicate a reign of terror among the people, through u large stretch of territory, in consequence of the insubordinate conduct of the negroes. The merciless con scription of the rebel government has with drawn the entire able-bodied population, and the old and young, the heip'.ess and defense less of the families that remain, are exposed to the mo?t terrible feats. They find among them a race of barbarians, who have been kept down by phys:cal force, but are now sufficiently strong to do as they please, with out the fear of consequences the white popu lation, in fact, is at the mercy of the black. Hundreds are Hying to Georgia for protec tion, taking with them such goods as they can carry, and such negroes as will go, aban doning their plantations to ruin and desola tion. The negroes, as a rule, we are assured, refuse to work but spend their time in idle ness, or in prowling about for purposes of robbery and plunder. It is," says our in formant, "a hell upon earth the most terri ble fears prevail, and no one considers him self safe a moment! S®»To the slanders which have been hurl ed by the Tories against the military charac ter of Col. Stone, if is a sufficient refutation to know, as our soldiers well know, that the 3d Iowa Infantry, of which the Colonel was Majnr, and the 22d Infantry, of which he was Colonel, will vote unanimously for him The soldiers who were in captivity with him in the prisons of Dixie, and who were in debted to him on many occasions for his kindly offices will vote for him with a una nimity never surpassed. So much for the slanders of a party whose highest ambition since the war began, has been to traduce and blacken the reputation of Federal soldiers.— The scoundrels who persistently characterize the gallant commander of the post at New Orleans as Brute Butler, are the same men who are engaged in villifying Col. Stone.— Des Moines Reg. Will the soldiers fight one way and vote another Will they fire on their enemy in front and aid and encourage their Copper head enemies? It s not human nature that they should so stultify themselves, and Gen. Tuttle will find, like Merritt, that he made a donkey of himself when he tumbled into the trap set by LeGrand Byington & Co.—Ana mosa Eureka. ilewn i'ai ajrajtiit. Gen. 'Class is so feeble that he cannot live tuuch lo /ger. lie is in his Slst yeir The Hon. Greene C. Uronso'.i, formerly a prominent New York politician, died last week at Saratoga. It is believed that nearly fifty colored reg iments will be ready for service in the South west by the 1st of October. Tho St. Paul Press says that the frost exper ienced there was slight in comparison with that in Illino's. A. H. Stephens, the rebel Vice President, has gone, to Europe, to intrigue for help snd recognition. There were 5(i5 deaths in New York city last we k, 382 of which were children under five years of age. An Indianapolis dispatch says the Morgan horses have been sold. One thousand six hundred and three animals weie knocked down, realizing $78,345. Instructions have been issued to the effect that deserters from regiments whose term has already expired, shall be compelled to serve out the remainder of the term. The speaker at the Copperhead meeting at Rensselaer, Jasper county, Indiana, whose arrest his partisans had mustered eight hun dred strong t) resist, was II. II. Dodd, of Indianapolis. The Chicago and Lake Superior steamer Sunbeam was lost, with all but one person on board, during the recent heavy gale, while on her downward trip, from Superior. The number of lives lost is between 30 and 40. A man named Rejbeu Flanigan, who had been drafted in the town of Oswego, hung himself because he didn't want to go soldier ing. The Coroner was sent for, and the Jury returned a verdict of "exempt." Several women of New York city have sent in claims to the Comptroller for the loss of husbands killed during the late riots. The estimates of value of the deceased vary greatly, ranging from ten thousand as low as two thousand dollars. Gen. Sibley's expedition accomplished so little that even the Indians laugh at it.— hey got back to their old grounds almost as soon as our troops. But it is believed that the big scare the redskins got will do something toward the desired end. The relief bark, Mary Edson, sent to Ire land by Mr. A. T. Stewart, laden with pro visions for the starving poor, returned to New York on the :Jlst ult. She brought 1C3 passengers, free of expense to them. Among the number are fifty young women. The acceptance of the Mexican crown by Archduke Maximilian has not been confirmed. His father-in-law, the King of Belgium, recom mends him to insist upon conditions which would be equivalent to a refusal of the crown. In case of acceptance, he would lose his rights as a Prince of Austria. The Chicago Journal says the extent of the loss sustained by our Western farmers by the late frosts is quite heavy, amounting to millions of dollars in the aggregate. The tobacao crop is almost an entire loss, while the corn and sorghum crops have suffered quite materially in many localities. There is much excitement in Kansns, grow ing out of hostility to Gen. Schofieid.. The Mayor of Leavenworth has been arrestod.— Gen. Schofieid visited Leavenworth, Kansas, last week, and met with a very cold reception. But t*o or three citizens called upon him. Conservative rule is at a discount in Kansas. A young lady in Cincinnati drowned her self in the Ohio, because her lover tantalized her by walking before her windows, with another girl, lie really leved her, but knew so little of the heart of woman as to think her capable of enduring this kind of treatment.— He was the first one to come upon her dead body. The bids for the contract to construct the two mde brick tunnel under the lake for sup plying the city of Chicago with better water, were opened by the Board of Public Works on the 8th, and the contract will be let in a day cr two. This great and important work is to bo completed in two years from the date of the letting of the contract. Gen. Magruder, the hope of rebellion in Texas, according to the latest intelligence from New Orleans, was killed at Galveston, Texas, by one of his own Lieutenants, in August, and for the same offense that cost Van Dorn his life. The news seems to have authenticity. Magruder was esteemed an able officer. He made his mark early in the war, in Eastern Virginia, but has done noth ing since worthy his fame. The St. Louis Republican says, that there is a perfect hegira of the disloyal citizens of Western Missouri into the interior of that State. Those passing through Lexington are represented as pale-faced and haggard.— The spectacle was most woe-begone many of the melancholy crowd had not even shoes to their feet. A few had some miserable vehicles, in which they were transporting what little they could save from the wrecks of the homes from which they have been driven. GF.N. BUTLEB.—Gen. Butler, in a spaoch he made whi.e stopping over night in New Hampshire, on his way to the White Moun tains, was now and then interrupted by cop perheads. He said: "In two years we have seen three-quarters of a million of men raised." Before the sen tence was finished ono of the Pierce demo crats asked in a sneering air: 'Where are they now 'Seme of them,' replied Gen. Butler, 'lie sleeping beneath the sod and others are still fighting the battles of their country, while you remain here at home aiding the cause of traitors.' In another portion of Us speech General Butler said: 'Will you volunteer?' A voice replied, 'No.' 'You voted for Breckcnridge,' said a voico to Gen. Butler, alluding to the last Democrat ic National Convention. •Yes,'said Butler,'and if I were so cow ardly as you I might be tempted to deny it.' He then went on to show to these New Hampshire partisans that one might very properly vote for a man under certain cir cumstances and oppose that man under cer tain other circumstances. When Judas Is cariot was a true follower of his Master, he was no doubt a worthy example to be follow ed but he was not aware that a man, to preserve his consistency, must continue to follow Judas after he had betrayed his Lord. OLD ABE'S LETTEK.—Old Abe's letter to the magnificent Union gathering at Spring field, is a loose-jointed, clumsy, knock-kneed, awkward, shambling, comic epistolary pro duction, like himself, but sound honest, earnest, truthful, patriotic, and to the point. The people revd it, understand it, like it, and will stand by it and its author, the best Pres ident, taking everything into consideration, we have had since the days of Old Hickory. Chicago Railroad Gazette. The single man who does not save money on six dollars a week, will not be apt to on sixty and he who does not lay up something in the first year of independent exertion will be pretty apt to wear a poor man's hair into his grave pgp~ "General Desertion" seems to be the ranking General now in the rebel army. At least his appears to be "th3 order of the day." Bully for the new General. Ten to one he whips Lee yet. TELEGRAPHIC. OFFICIAL REPORT OF THE EVAC UATION OF MORRIS ISLAND. A Bloodless Victory in East Ten nessee--Great Rejoicing Among the People. Ft. Smith, Ark., Taken by Union Troops. WASHINGTON,Sept. 10. The following was received here this after noon DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Headqarters in the Field, Sept. 7th. To Major-General Halleck: have the honor to report that Fort Wag ner and Battery Gregg are ours. Last night our sappers crowned the crest of the counter scope of Fort Wagner oil its sea front, mask ing all its guns, and an order was issued to carry the place by assault at nine this morn ing, that being the hour of low tide. About ten o'clock last night the enemy commenced evacuating the Island, and all but seventy five of them made their escape from Cum ming's Point in small boats. Captured dis patches show that the fort was commanded by Col. Keitt, of South Carolina, and garri soned by 1,400 men, and Battery Gregg by between 100 and 200 men. Fort Wagner is a work of the most formidable kind. A bomb proof shelter, capable of holding 1,800 men, remains intact, after the most terrible bombardment to which any work was ever subjected. We have captured nineteen pieces of artillery and a large supply of am munition. The city and harbor of Charles ton are now completely covered by my guns. I have the honor :o be, General, very re spectfully your obedient servant, Q. A. GILMOUE, Brigadier-General Commanding. CINCINNATI, Sept. 10. Dispatches to tho Gazette from Knoxville, Tennessee, the 6th, say The great cam paign of the war is over. We are in full pos session of East Tennessee. It is again a bloodless victory. The campaign was skill fully planned and energetically executed. Such was the rapidity of our movements that the rebels were taken by surprise and lied be fore us without destroying property. At Loudon they attempted to hold the bridge, but the impetuosity of the 2d Tennessee regiment broke thein to fragments. Three steamborts, three locomotives, and a large number of cars were captured by them. The march of our army was a perfect ovation, and our entry into Knoxville an event long to be remembered. Thousands of people, black and whtte, lined the may with shouts, and joy and music reigned supreme. Burnside addressed the people and assured them of protection, and that while justice should be dealt, revenge was no part of the policy of the Government. Gen. Castor also spoke in touching terms of their sufferings and announced its end. Col. Saunders was called out amid shouts of welcome. Colonel Gilbert was appointed military Governor and Gen. Castor Provost Marshal General of East Tennessee. Second dispatch says our right wing is in easy reach of Rosecrans' left. The rebels regarded our expedition as a raid until the last moment. The march of 250 miles was a hard one but was made in good order. Trains all up in good shapa. LEAVENWORTH, Sept. 10. Official intelligence of the capture of Fort Smith reached here this evening. On the 31st Blunt camped within two miles of Coop er and Cobcll, who had a force of 4,000 reb els Wc-'t of the Fort. The next morning he marched to attack them but they had fled.— Col. Cloud chased Cobell 20 miles South and had a fight, but after a lew rounds Cobell's men fled in all directions. Our loss was 8 wounded. Capt. Lane of the 2nd Kansas, was killed. Before Cloud returned Blunt en tered the Fort unresisted. Blunt is very sick and will return homeward as soon as able to sit up. The Creeks have mainly de serted the rebels. Mcintosh has gone towards Red River with only 150 men. No rebel force will re main in the Indian Territory. Contrabands are flocking to Fort Smith. The rebels evac uated Little Rock and removed forty miles below, to Fort Washington, which they are fortifying. FT. MONROE, Sept. 12. The steamer Massachusetts arrived from Charleston bar on the evening of the 11th.— On the 8th, tho Weehawken sent a shell into Moultrie's magazine, exploding it. The Ironsides shelled Moultreville, firing and destroying half the town. The monitors and Ironsides bombarded Sullivan's I-land four hours, doing extensive damage. On the 8th, at 11 P. M., a boat expedition left the squadron to storm Sumter, but were repulsed with the loss of a number killed, wounded and prisoners. IATEB. NEW YORK, Sept. 12. The Arago, from Charleston on Wednes day evening, has arrived. The Ironsides and monitors were still shell- Moultrie. Sumter had not surrendered. The Union forces were erecting works to shell Charleston. No attack on the city had yet een made. LEAVEN wop.Tn, Sept. 12. The steamer Shreveport arrived here last night from the Upper Missouri. She left Gen. Sibley's command Aug. 21th. He was then marching to a point 80 miles above, where about OoO Sioux were encamped, with the intention of capturing or destroying them. The Indians were very hostile all the way down to Ft. Pierre, near the moutu of the Yellow Stone. The crew of the steamer Shreveport had a fig'.t with tho Ind'ans, lasting three hours, in which three of the former and four of tho latter were killed. \t nearly every place where the boat at tempt) to land. Indians were found ready to attack them. On several occasions the crew were compelled to cut their cable and let the boat float into the stream. A party of thirty miners, who started down on a llat-boat from Milk River, are supposed to have been killed by the Indians. CHATTANOOOA, Sept. 12. Details of Neglcy's engagement at Dug Gap have come in. From all we can gather the casualties are light. Neniey retired three miles, to tho foot of Lockout Mountain.— Baird's division was also engaged at Dug Gap, four miles North of New Lafayette, where the main column of Bragg's army was at the time of the engagement. Bragg feared he would lose contiol over the line of retreat on Rome—retreating slowly to avoid a repit tion of the scenes of Tullnhoma. The retreat was cond'icled so as to prevent straggling, nevertheless largo numbers of deSJi ters come in daily. Three hun ired of the 19th Tennessee cam" in in a body. At least one thousand deserters hiiva arrived hero since the cvacmtion, and largo numbers are said to on the Mississippi river. Crittenden is reported to have occu pied Lafayette to-day, and the army is again concentrated. HBABQUAKTOS AMY POTOMAC,) Sept. 18. Gen. Pleasanton reached a position to-day about three miles beyond Culpepper. After considerable skirmishing with the enemy we captured three guns and about forty prison ers. The 2d Army Corps now occupies Cul pepper.