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JOHN MAHIN,
W. F. DAVIS,
A.
rchli) Jonrnal.
UrriOlAL PAPKK or THE OOONTT.
CITY OF nVMCATIini.
FRIDAY MORNING JUNE 17, 1S64
National Union Ticket
FOR PRESIDENT,
Abraham Lincoln.
FOR VICE-PRESIDENT,
Andrew Johnson,
Republican L'nion Stat* Conv«ution.
TheKlglitli Annual state Convention will u
Minble ui Du«. Moines, on Thursday, the 7Ui day
•I July, A. D. istfi, tor the purpose ot placiUtf In
nomination candidate* tor the following unices:
One Judge ot the buprtmie Court, lincretarv
ot
Htata, Auditor of Stat#, Treasurer or tttats and
PrtwidjmUal Blectoni. AU loyal •lector who
cordially sustain the policy now being puruuel
by the Administration of the National Govern
ment to eruNti the Kebelllon, restore the Nation
al authority, and establish the Republic upon a
foundation ot which the "corner-stone" of the
Luiiiouurttcy ttlmll form no pttrt aro ro*
quested to send delegates to suld Convention in
the following ratio: One delegate for each
County, and one additional delegate for every
nundred votes and fraction of over fifty votes
•ast by the electors of the County, at the last
general election for Win. M. Stone for Uovernor
—the number of votes to be determined by ad
ding to those east in the Count* thoss cast by
th« soldiers of the County in the tl«ld.
Br order of the Republican State Central Com.
THO. K. WI THROW", Chairman.
To Our Bwulan.
I make to you my bow editorial, and
give you fair notice that from and after
this date, my individuality is swallowed
up in the plural of newspaper life. Our
opinions are too well known to require
at this time any special exposition. So
long as error exists in this world and
we live to behold it, we shall remain
Radical. Our ideas of expediency in
dealing with great questions involving
the interests of man and country are
not expansive. We most heartily de
spise trimming to policy. Let a man he
either for or against, as his enlightened
judgment may dictate.
During our connection with this ex
cellent diurnal, we shall endeavor to
conduct ourselves us becomes a fearless
and candid journalist. We have 110
friends to reward, no enemies topunish,
9ave and except those who are not for
the perpetuity of this Government with
out qualification. As in past years, so
in those that are to come, we shall yield
a cheerful obedience to the powers that
be. If at any time, however, those
powers adopt any policy, or do any act
that we regard as inimical to the wel
fare of the governed, we shall allow no
party fealty to seal our lips or paralyze
our pen. We shall regard it our duty
to fairly and honestly criticise the acts
of our rulers. Toward those who are
lending all their sympathies and pray
ers to a rno^t causeless rebellion against
a governm nt established by the Wash
ington's, J.fFerson's and Adain'sof oth
er days, we have 110 honeyed words to
use. As we abhor those who have del
uged the land with fraternal blood, so do
we despise those who can find it in their
hearts to defend traitors in this hour of
National peril. The man who is
not for
suppressing this slave-holders rebellion
against law and order, who is not will
ing to yield his individual opinions to
the general good, he who is not for as
serting the supremacy of the Constitu
tion and the integrity of the Union over
all domestic foes, we regard as a public
enemy, and no l%tter than he who
threatens that Constitution and Union,
armed to the teeth.
Believing Slavery to have been the
primary cause of this rebellion, we are
RADICALLY in favor of it# extinction
and extirpation from American soil by
an amendment to the Federal Constitu
tion. The constitutional rights of the
South have departed in the direction of
its leaden rain and iron hail. They have
charged their artillery to the ve.ry muz
zle with those rights, and discharged
them with a perfect recklessness. Their
rights will return to them when they
lay down their weapons of death, and
peaceably submit to Constitutional au
thority. Until then our watchword is
subjugation." But we are straying
from our path.
To our co-laborers engaged in the work
of writing history, educating the public
mind and advancing the interests of the
human race, we extend our hand in to
ken of kindly fellowship. We shall
strive with you all, who labor to lead
rather than follow public opinion. We
shall insist that you cover our short
comings with the goodly mantle of char
ity, hoping that as we grow older we
shall grow wiser, and thus merit your
good esteem. To the patrons of the
JOURNAL we promise to use our
endeav
ors to give you such reading as will com
mend us to your good will, and expect
you to reciprocate by way of increased
patronage. W. F. DA,VIS.
Th« Conscription Act.
Amopg the amendments recently
adopted, by the Senate, to this act, is
one providing that "no person drafted
on future calls shall be liable to be again
drafted until the present enrollment be
exhausted." And another, "that the
number of men furnished from any dis
trict beyond and above the quota on
calls previously made, and the term of
service of each man shall be considered
and allowed to said district in calls here
after made.
Rewarded.
Lawrence M. Keitt, of South Carolina,
and Thomas Flourney, of Virginia, who
contributed largely to Are the Southern
heart with treason and disunion, wrere
recently killed in the battle, near Rich
mond.
REPEAL or THE $300 COMMUTATION
CLAUSE RECOMMENDED BY THE SECRE
TARY OF WAR.—The Secretary of War
has communicated to the President the
result of the draft in a number of sub
districts, as specimens of its efficacy in
recruiting, and has thereupon recom
mended the repeal of the $300 commuta
tion clause, and an immediate draft
without pecuniary exemption, as the
only means, of keeping up the army.—
As a mitigation of this, he proposes to
draft for a shorter term of service. The
President has transmitted this to Con
gress.
jjar It is a fact that not one of the
public journals or public men that sup
ported Fremont in 1856, is now favor
ably disposed to his ridiculous preten
tions. The St. Louis Democrat, even,
until now the rabid organ of the intense
radicals in Missouri, now ignores Fre
mont, and supports Lincoln and John
son. The old Republican and War
Democratic papers, without an excep
tion, are for Abraham LJAMIA'S M-«1«C
tlt&r
A
TIBASB RATIFICATION MEETING ON
MONDAY EVENING.
THE BALTIMORE NOMINEES EN
DORSED.
SfCMhett,
Edi
RciulniioBi,
fte.
^Notwithstanding the limited notice and
the absence of any special efforts, Tre
mont Hall was filled with an enthusias
tic audience to ratify the action of the
Baltimore Convention. The scene re
minded us of the campaign of 1860 in its
palmiest hours. The meeting was call
ed to order by W. F. Davis, and the
Hon. Samuel McNutt was elected Presi
dent. W. C. Evans, Esq., was elected
Secretary. Upon taking the Chair, Mr.
McNutt addressed the meeting in a brief,
stirring speech, thanking the meeting
for the honor conferred, and referring in
a well appreciated manner to the nomi
nees.
On motion, Messrs. W. F. Davis, Rev.
J. H. Power, Hon. J. A. Parvin, James
Brooke and Wm. Hazlett, Esqs., were
appointed a committee to prepare and
report resolutions. The audience was
then well entertained by speeches from
Hons. Jacob Butler, D. C. Cloud, Rev.
Mr. Power and R. M. Burnett, Esq.—
Every reference to our candidates and
the enunciation of every radical senti
ment brought down the house.
The following resolutions were report
ed by Mr. Davis, and unanimously
adopted by a rising vote:
The citizens of Muscatine in Mass
Meeting assembled, desiring to concur
in the action of the National Union
Convention held at Baltimore, on the
7th inst., do here resolve,
1st., That the re-nomination of Abra
ham Lincoln for President was but the
fulfillment of a long-cherished, deep
rooted purpose on the part of the loyal
masses of the loyal States to continue
Mr. Lincoln in ofttee until the power of
this most atrocious rebellion shall be
effectually broken, and therefore meets
with our "cordial approval.
Resolved, That in the nominee of the
Convention for the office of Vice Presi
dent, we behold an honest statesman of
rare endowments and an unconditional
Unionist, who, when his Democratic
associates faltered by the wayside or fell
into treasonable paths, stood firm in his
devotion to country and her institutions,
ami we therefore hail with
110
ordinary
pleasure and enthusiasm the next Vice
President of the United States, "brave
Andy Johnson."
Resolved, That the action of that Con
vention in admitting the Radicals of
Missouri to participate in its delibera
tions, we cordially approve, believing it
to be the forerunner of the downfall of
the Blair element in the Administration
of our public affairs.
Retailed, That we hereby ratify and
cordially approve of the platform adopt
ed by that Convention, pledging our
selves in accordance with the spirit
thereof to aid in maintaining our na
tional integrity,—to lay aside all differ
ences and political opinions and to be
animated by a common sentiment, viz:
to render all the aid in our power in
quelling, bv force of arms, the present
rebellion, that we are opposed to any
terms of peace except such as may be
based upon an unconditional surrender.
That we believe the crime of Treason
committed in the interest# of Slavery
demands the complete extirpation from
American soil that ungodly institution,
and are therefore in favor of such an
amendment to our Constitution as shall
most effectually accomplish its extinc
tion.
That language cannot convey to our
fellow-citizens who have forsaken the
endearments of home and perilled their
lives on ilie Nation's battlefields in de
fense of our common liberties the debt
of gratitude we owe them, and we appeal
to our National Congress to give unto
them some more solid recognition of
their meritorious services than mere
words can convey.
That we believe it to be the solemn
duty of our government to give full pro
tection of the laws of war to its defend
ers, without regard to distinction of col
or, and that any violation of those laws
or of the usages of civilized nations in
time of war by rebels, should be follow
ed by full and prompt redress.
That the reiteration of the "Monroe
doctrine" meets with our liearty appro
val, and we hope to see it become the
settled policy of our government.
Resolved, That, believing Abraham
Lincoln has discharged, faithfully and
well, under circumstances of unparallel
ed difficulty, the great duties and respon
sibilities of the Presidential office, and
that the measures of public policy adopt
ed by him have been dictated *bv wise
statesmanship, profound political sagac
ity and a conscientious regard for the
right, we endorse and approve his past
acts, done by him as the Nation's Cnief
Executive, and we pledge ourselves each
to the other, that we will do all in our
power to make hi3 election unanimous
by the people, in the meantime not for
getting our common country and all her
interests.
The meeting adjourned at half-past 10
o'clock, with three rousing, cheers for
the Baltimore nominees.
gsj^* A correspondent of- the Boston
Recorder mentions an affecting instance
of a Maine soldier converted on his
death-bed, and then adds some wise re
flections:
"In the Armory Square Hospital,
where I always spend my Sabbaths, a
brave Maine soldier, named J. F. Coy,
wounded in the last battle on the Rap
pahannock, was brought in to die. His
brother was shot dead by his side he
was terribly wounded, but survived for a
fortnight. During his last illness he
slowly, carefully studicl God's Word
and was led to embrace the truth as it is
in Jesus. Twenty-four hours before he
died the great femoral artery that con
veys the blood to the lower limbs burst.
Had the poor fellow been in good health
he would have bled to death in a very
few minutes. But such had been his
previous loss of blood that the ward at
tendants were able to stop the flow by
putting their thumbs on the artery.—
And thus, for twenty-four hours, an at
tendant sat constantly at his side, gently
pressing his hand against the wounded
soldier's thigh, and thus keeping life in
his veins. A moment's remissness
would have been followed by a speedy
death. When the shades of death were
falling heavily upon him that evening,
Mrs. Jackson, the wife of the chaplain,
who was in attendance, asked him what
message she should send his wife and
children. "Tell them," said the dying
man, "to prepare to meet me in heaven.
And tell them, though I had to die for
it, I am not sorry I enlisted, for we have
got a country worth dying for." A few
moments later, he turned to the chap
lain's wife, and said, "Lady, will you
kiss me for my wife?" And soon after,
his spirit returned to God who gave it."
THE REBELS LOOKI.MO FOR HELP
FROM NORTHERN COPPERHEADS.—The
rebel editors turn with imploring looks
to their "Northern friends" in this hour
of trial, to come to the rescue and break
down the wall of fire which is encircling
them:
There is no doubt, says the Atlanta
Intelligencer, that there are, in the West
ern States, a large number of men op
posed to the abolition war. The vote
in Ohio during the last gubernatorial
election exhibited the fact that over two
thousand voters in that State were op
posed to the war, and if the flames of in
surrection will only spread over Illinois,
we feel certain that thousands of Ohio
ans will joiq the melee. Nothing could
give us greater satisfaction than the
sight of the Copperheads engaged in
cutting the throats of Lincoln's hire
lings.
Somewhat uaued over ttie Atlantic.
The Union of these States once more
perfected, and their people united and
happy, the crowned heads and poten
tates of Europe will not be inclined to
act rashly or in a belligerent manner to
wards us. The battles fought during
the three years just past have been very
instructive to the monarchists. But the
recent battles in Virginia have caused
them to stand amazed. The London
Times, in commenting upon Grant's bat
tles in the Wilderness, thus compli
ments the pluck of American soldiers:
Perhaps the Americans may be proud of the
preeminence, but they haw certainly fought
more desperately, for a longer time, and with
mors dreadful slaughter, 1. lau anv nation be
fore them.
It would not be Impossible to match the re
sult of any one day's battle with stories from
the wars of th« Old World but hever, we should
think, in the history of man, were live su'-h
battles as Ihese compressed into six suceessive
days. It is hard to conceive how nature could
have supported the exhaustion and the strain.
\V*e have been told that after a single.tin 's hard
fighting the lassitude and reaction ill even a
victorious army are .such that any fresh force
might snatch Its laurels from it whereas here
are two armies hotly engaged In the work of
slaughter from the morning of Thursday till
the night of Tuesday with scarcely the Inter
mission of an hour. On every day except Sat
urday there was a pitched battle, contested
with the utmost fury and even Saturday was
devoted to marching and lighting on the march.
Nor were these prodigious operations divi
ded anions immense numbers brought intoac
tion by relays. Neither army numbered appa
rently above 100,u0umen, andofthese every man
teems to have been engaged in every battle.—
Indeed, wo are expressly told that the Federal
"reserves" were brought up on the very first,
day.
Thedesperate ferocity of the fighting raav
be Inferred from the fact now reported that the
•laughter was produced without the aid of ar
tillery. Xo rilled guns or murderous shells did
execution anions crowded masses. The great
buttle of Friday, which is said to have cost the
Federals alone upward of 10,OIK) men, was a
hand-to-hand rtirht.
"Til# Confederates were posted In the well
known woo ls in the vicinity of Cliancellors
ville, where Hooker once received so bloody a
repulse, anil so dense was the thicket that can
non could not come into play. Regiment
against regiment, and man against man, the
combatants fired and hacked at each other In
this tangled wilderness until night closed in
and r.n intercepted report from Gen. Lee actual
ly tellt us that ou his side, the heaviest loss
was in men killed outwrieht, and that he had
comparatively few wounded. If this be a cor
rect version of thu dispatch, it glvesa moreim
pivftive idea of the fury of the conflict thlin
any other of the incidents reported.
It is clear, indeed, that whatever may be
said of the composition of the Northern armies
and of their inferiority in this respect to the
patriot legions of the South, they have fought
this campaign with a valor as obstinate as
that of their enemies. No mere indiirerent or
disalfeeted mercenaries could have been led
from a battle like that at Wilderness to thr
more such buttles at Spotsylvania. He tlie im
pulse what it may, the Federals are lighting in
stern reality, and with aspiritas resolute as that
of their adversaries."
And so the foreign critic, conducting
the leading paper of the English press,
whose sympathies in this struggle are
all with treason and rebellion, is com
pelled to admit "that the Americans
fought more desperately and for a long
er time than any nation before them
Our friends over tlie water will learn, if
they live long enough, something of the
pluck and endurance of our people, and
their learning will make them wise
enough to do no act to disturb the peace
ful relations now existing between them
and us. The lessons of our power upon
the land and sea. though taught at a ter
rible cost, may be of value to us, in that
we shall' be at peace with all nations
for many long years to come.
macegcnaiion t'ox, of Ohio.
Notwithstanding the published views
of the Buckeye Abroad," Mr. S. S.
Cox, who misrepresents the views of a
majority of his constituents, was slight
ly cornered in debate a few days since,
and, by the way, not an unusual thing
for Mr. C. Mr. Blaine, of Maine, dur
ing a discussion upon the repeal of the
Fugitive Slave Law", asked Mr. Cox
whether he would return to a loyal own
er a slave found in the Union army, to
which that gentleman replied, he
would return any slave who had been
stolen. He was opposed to putting
blacks in tlie army. Gen. Grant does
not fight them." Thereupon Mr. Blaine
informed Mr. C. that there was then
more than 150 wounded blacks in the
Washington hospitals, and then caused
to be read a telegram from Gen. Foster
to show Mr. Cox that his declaration
that negroes will not fight was incorrect.
The telegram says: The negroes in
the Fort at Frankfort, Kentucky, per
mission having been given them, rallied
and re-captured the guns the rebels had
taken." This was sufficient for the art
ful dodger, who changed his base, and
went in upon the Arguilles ease with all
his muscle. Facts were too much for
the declamation of the author of misce
genation. Will the Des -Moines States
man please notice the language of Gen
Foster's telegram
Chineao Neutrality.
On the 8th of March last, Hon. Anson
Burliiigame, Minister to China, notified
the government of that country of the
appearance of the rebel pirate Alabama
in the waters under its jurisdiction.
Prince Kung, Chief Secretary of State
for Foreign Affairs, replied as follows,
in port:
It appears from this, that by the rebellion of
the Southern portion of the United Utates
against their government, your country is
placed very much in the same position that
China is, whose seditious subjects
are now in re
volt against her and as it is highly desirable to
prevent this rebel steamer from injuring or mo
lesting American merchant ships, I have noti
fied the various Governor Generaisand Govern
ors of the maritime provinces that if ths steam
er Alabama, or any other ship intending to in
jure American shipping, come into their
jurisdiction, they are on ho account to permit
snch vessels to come into any port. They are
required to issue a proclamation to this effect
Immediately, as a measure adapted to promote
the general welfare.
I have informed the Ministers of Great IJrit
ain, France and Russia of these proceedings,
that they may notify their Consuls at the sev
eral ports for their guidance. I also enclose a
copy of the dispatch issued to the various Gov
ernors for your Excellency's information.
To H. E. ANSON BCELINGAME, U. S. Minister to
China.
March 10 (Tungchi, 3d year, 2d moon, 9tli dfiy.)
More advanced in civilization are
these Chinese than is usually credited to
them. it
-Who WM it?
Sam. Wilkerson, the regular corres
pondent of the New York Tribune, writ
ing from Baltimore, gives some aealous
Iowan the following hit:
'Twas not easy to come down from
this sublime to the paths that the feet
of politicians make in National Conven
tions. But the haste of men famished
for office, or demented with vanity, to
get ahead in the sorry race for prece
dence in nominating an inevitable can
didate for the Presidency, had to be en
dured. Iowa must breed men of nerve,
or men without nerves. The insensibil
ity of one of her sons to the jeers and
laughter and scorn of the convention,
while he scrambled through all rules
and all courtesy and all decency, to
snatch i'jom Cameron, of Pennsylvania,
the distinction of moving the nomina
tion of Mr. Lincoln by acclamation,
was a marvelous spectacle. But it fur
nished the fun of the day, and men in
the end were as grateful of him of Iowa
as if he had been a Ravel, and had
sought before our eyes to slake his thirst
out of a bottle whose cork had no end.
Oregon Heard From.
The Unionists of Oregon hare dis
charged their duty "copiously," hav
ing elected Members of Congress, State
Printer, and Judgesin the second, third
and fifth districts. The Legislature Is
all right and will elect a successor to
Harding, United States Senator. En
couraging signs these, for the Guerrilla
Democracy.
BLACKHAWK COUNTY.—The county
continues to pay to veterans re-enlisting
$30? bounty. ..,
Grant's Army—An Impor
tant Movement.
Despatches from Secretary Stanton to
Gen. Dix convey highly important in
formation concerning Grant's move
ments. The great movement commenc
ed on Sunday night, when Gen. Smith's
(18th) Corps marched to White House
and embarked on transports for Bermu
da Landing. Wright's corps, with that
of Burnside, crossed the Chickaliominy
at James Bridge and marched to Charles
City, on James River. Hancock's corps
and Warren's crossed the Chickaliominy
at Long Bridge and marched to Wil
cox's, on James River. Tlie army was
to cross James River at Powliattan
Point. We have no map which gives
the location of Wilcox's Landing, but
suppose it to be between City Point and
Fort Powhattan.
A dispatch from Grant, dated Monday
evening, 5:30, at Wilcox's Landing, says
his advance had reached that place and
would commence crossing the James in
the morning. On Tuesday, atl o'clock,
Gen. Grant was at Bermuda Landing,
and at 3 o'clock telegraphed that his
forces "would commence crossing Jamea
River to-day. The enemy show no
signs of having brought troops to the
south side of Richmond. Our move
ment has been made with great celerity
and so far without loss or accident."
A later dispatch from Butler's head
quarters says: "Smith was coming on
5,000 having already landed."
IPTIC
And so again Gen. Lee is outwitted.—
At
Spotsylvania the splendid earth
works of Lee were rendered useless by
Grant's choosing to flank them. Deter
mined to die in the last ditch, Lee re
tired to his stronghold on the South
Anna, and was compelled once again to
see his earthworks -and heavy artillery
of no service, by Grant's preferring to
change his base. Having caused our
army to "retreat toward Richmond" by
way of the Chickaliominy, Lee vigor
ously pushed to completion works that
would defy the assaults of the combined
forces of the North. To attempt their
assault was to sacrifice thousands of
lives that were deemed essential to tlie
final capture of Richmond and its army
of defenders. These strong fortifications
are again turned to naught by Grant's
preferring to move upon the weaker side
of Richmond. The south side of that
city is but little fortified. Anticipating
the arrival of our army from the north
when it came. Beauregard and Lee have
made that side of the city their Btrong
tower of defense.
By reference to the map, it* will be
seen that by this new movement the
forces under Meade and Butler are unit
ed against Richmond. By forming his
line upon the South side of the James
river, the close investment of Fort Darl
ing lollows of necessity. Its communi
cation with Richmond will thus be de
stroyed, and menaced by the iron-clad
fleet, its early downfall may be safely
predicted. The turreted monitors,
double-enders and iron-clad gunboats
arc destined now to give material aid to
Grant's army. Fort Darling captured,
and the fleet would be as good as .10,000
men to the army. By this movement
Grant places every railroad running
South from Richmond in his possession.
Such supplies as reach that city from
North West Virginia will be eared for
by Sheridan and Hunter.
We may now look for important and
stirring news concerning the siege of
Richmond.
IOWA CITY ITEMS.—Lt. L. A Duncan,
Adjutant of the 40th regiment, is visit
ing his friends at Iowa City. The
trustees of the State University adver
tise for bids till the 28th of June, for the
erection of a building for the Universi
ty, at a contemplated cost of $25,000, in
accordance with plans and specifications
which can be seen from and after June
10th, at the rooms of O. M. Spencer.
President of the Faculty. ... A cor
poration has been formed, with its prin
cipal place of business at Iowa City, for
the construction of a telegraph line from
some point on the Mississippi river,
through Iowa City and Desmoines, to
Council Bluffs. The capital is $25,000,
with the privilege of increasing it to
$200,000. The directors are Nathan
Randall, Silas C. Way and Henry Mor
gan. It is understood the line is to be
completed this year. We glean the
above from the ltepublican.
WHO SUPPORTS Mn. LINCOLN.—The
New York Evening Post explains the
popular demand for Mr. Lincoln's re
election as follows:
In the first place, he is popular with
the "plain people," who believe him
honest, with the rich people, who be
lieve him safe, with the soldiers, who
believe him their friend, and with relig
ious people, who believe him to have
been specially raised up for this crisis
and in the second place, because many
of the thieving and corrupt scoundrels
of the political mews, who know the
fact of his popularity, have eagerly at
tached themselves to the car of his suc
cess."
If the plain people, the rich, the re
ligious, the soldiers, and the politicians,
the honest and the dishonest are for him,
who shall stand against him?
For One Year.
An amendment to the so called Con
scription Act, limiting the time of ser
vice for a drafted man to one year in
stead of three, has passed the Senate of
the United States. The $300 clause will
probably be stricken out.
THE "DEMOCRATIC" NATIONAL CON
VENTION TO BE ADJOURNED.—Leading
Democrats declare that the Chicago
Convention will probably be adjourned
to August 20th, and if Grant be not
available that Hancock will be nomina
ted as a War Democrat, so as to carry
Pennsylvania and New York.
'VitE
KIGTIT PRINCIPLE.—A colored sentinel
was recently marching in his beat In the streets
o: Norfolk V:i., when a white man, passing by,
shouldered him insolently ott the sidewalk,
quite Into the street. The soldier, on rucovur
Ing himself, called out:
"White man. halt!''
The white man,Southerner-like, wentstralght
on. The sentinel brought his musket to a pre
sent, cocked It, and hailed again:
"While man, halt., or I'll tlre!':
The white man hearing shoot in the tone, halt
ed and faced about.
"White man," continued the ssntry, perempt
orily. "come here!"
He did so.
"White man," said the soldier again, "m« no
care one cent 'bout this partlklar Cuffee but
white man bound torespeck dis uniform, (strik
ing his breast.) White man move on Inde
pendent.
This is the true spirit—"white man bound to
resp-.'^li this uniform." When govarnment
clothes a colored man it takes him under its
protection—not as a colored man but as a soldier
of the Unite States, and as such entitled to re
spect. Let the administration act on this prin
ciple, and the Fort Pillow inassaare will not go
long unrerenged.
.p.*-.
Hon. Joseph B. Young, State Sena
tor from Linn oounty, has been ap
pointed and confirmed an additional
Paymaster in the army.
IOWA JTEWBh
.... —Brfyj. Gen. G. M. Dodge
of this State
was confirmed as Major General by the
U. S. Semite on the 3d inst. A merited
promotion.
—We learn from the Fort Dodge Re
publican that the inhabitants of Hum
boldt county have raised about one hun
dred and fifty dollars for the Dubuque
Sanitary Fair, and that the inhabitants
of Kossuth county have raised about
three hundred for the same object.
—The Wapello Repabliean says letters
have been received at that place an
mouncing the death of Lieut. Newby
Chase, Adjutant of the 6th Regt. Iowa
V. In
ft. He was wounded by a minie
ball in the neck near Dallas, Ga., on the
30th of May, and died the next evening
in consequence of loss of blood.
—The Hippopotamus was in town last
week and proved himself u dangerous an
imal. He broke into the Methodist
Church and committed havoc which it
will take sometime to repair.— Newton
Press.
Perhaps he was in search of Biblical
information, to ascertain whether he
really is the behemoth spoken of in the
Holy Writ.
WINNKSHIKK COUNTY.—Between 200
and 300 Norwegians are on their way
from Norway to settle in this county.
—Tlie 46th Iowa Regiment, loo (lavs
men, went off in fine spirits yesterday.
Their destination is said to be at some
point up the Tennessee river.—Dav.
Gaz., 15f/t.
—The Desmoines Register says that
the War Department refused to accept
the resignation of Gen. M. M. Crocker,
which he tendered on account of long
continued ill health, and gave him tlie
command of the Department of Ari
zona, which he has accepted.
The Gate City of Tuesday contains
a call for a Grand Rally of the men and
women of Keokuk, friendly to the Na
tional Covenant. Addresses are prom
ised by Judge Miller, of the U. «S. Su
preme Court, Hon. G. W. Crary, Dr.
Taylor and Rev. Mr. Dimmitt.
—Persons living along the line of the
M. & M. Road, or the road from Clinton,
and who wish to attend the SanitarJ*
Fair at Dubuque, are notified that free
passes will le furnished those who pur
chase tickets going to the Fair, provided
they hold a certificate of the Secretary
of the Fair that they have been in atten
dance.
At the Grand Council U. L. A. held
at Marshalltown on the 8th inst., the
following State officers were elected:
John R. Need ham, of Mahaska county,
G. J. W. Cattell, of Polk county,
G. V. P. J. C. Dietz, of Jones county,
G. A. V. P. John Van Valkeiiburg of
Lee county, G. S. E. R. Shankland, of
Dubuque county, G. T. W. F. Davis,
of Muscatine county, G. M. We glean
from the Anamosa Eureka.
Col R. A. Hawkins, of Knoxville,
Tenn.,deliveredalecture on "The
War,"
at Cedar Falls, last Monday evening.
On Wednesday evening, Col. H. lectured
at Waterloo, at which time $112, was
collected for the Sanitary Fair at Dubu
que. On Friday evening the young
folks of the same place realized $150,
from a Festival for the same purpose.
We take stock in the people of old Black
hawk. They are a live people.
—The last Legislature passed a Joint
Resolution requesting "the Colonels of
Iowa Regiments engaged in tlie service
of their country, to furnish the Adju
tant Seneral of the State at their earliest
convenience, with a history of their re
spective regiments, showing what they
have accomplished and endured, not
only on the battle-field, but upon the
march and in camp, with a view that
the information thus obtained may
hereafter be embodied into a permanent
history and monument of the patriot
ism, the heroism, and the achievnients
of the soldiers of Iowa." A sensible
resolve, that, and every Colonel owes it
to his brave men to comply with it
thoroughly and carefully. Dubuque
Titna
WASHINGTON ITKMS.—The body of
Rev. Mr. Vanatta, who recently died at
Vicksburg, reached Washington last
Saturday. His funeral on Sabbath,
from the 2d U. P. Church, of which he
was pastor, was deeply solemn and im
pressive. Only a few months duce he
left Washington with his wife to engage
in the noble work of instructing the
poor ignorant blacks within the lines of
our army. Now both are gone to their
heavenly reward. The circumstances
of Mrs. V.'s death, who was shot by
guerrillas while the boat was descend
ing the river, are yet fresh in the minds
of ourreaders. They have fallen mar
tyrs to a noble cause.
The Press says the Board of Super
visors, at their last meeting, appointed
a committee consisting of Judge Ross,
John Rheinart, Esq., and H. M. Hold
en, Cashier of the Bank, to settle up the
interests of the County in the matter of
Railroad Bonds. Mr. Holden, on the
part of the Committee, will start east
about the 1st of July, for tlie purpose of
effecting a settlement with the holders
of bonds against the county. There are
about $500,000 involved in the question
National Central Committee.
The following gentlemen were an
nounced by the different States and Ter
ritries as the National Central Commit
tee
maid
Iowa, Stubbs,
Minn., ThosSimpson,
l'nl.,(not nuiiKHl,)
Oregon, Krus 1) .1
arret!,
\V Va., A
Maine. S Hqssey,
N. Ilinnp., JnoB
Clark,
Vt., Abr'ni 15 'unlner,
Mass.. Win Clatiin,
K. I.,ThoaU Turner.
Conn., N Sperr.v,
N. Y., .1 Raymond,
N. J., .Marcus L. Ward,
Ptnii., (not named,)
I)pl., N" li Sniittiers,
Md., 11 W Hoffman,
Va., N 15 Langford,
Ark.., Jar XI Johnson,
Missouri, S lloyd,
Tenn., JosS Fowler,
Ky., K Williams,
Ohio, (ieo 15 Henter,
Ind., John 15 Lefries,
Ills., Burt Cook,
Mich., Marsh (jiddlugs,
Wis., Stoddard Judd,
VT
gell*roUs
that orekasST
that.
i •aiiipbell,
Kansas, ,T,is
Neb., \V 11 Waters,
Col., .Jerome li Cii:iiin,
Xevadn, II I) Morgan,
Dufotah, (JeoM Itinnie,
New XI., John S Watts,
I'tali, John W Kerr,
\Vrasli'n, A A Denli.'uu
Montana, 15 Lang
worthy,
Idaho, W Wallace,
Florida, Kobinson,
Arizona, S Turner,
Dist. of Columbia,
Coombs.
NOT so LUCKY, AFTER ALL.—It will
be remembered that Mr. B. L. Martin,
of Davenport, was the man who drew
the lucky number in the great lottery at
the St. Louis Fair for the Smizer farm.
The Democrat announces his arrival in
St. Louis in company with a lawyer to
investigate the title to the farm. If
what the Democrat says is correct, it
only proves the truthfulness of the old
saying, "don't look a gift horse in the
mouth."
"We have no desire to throw a cloud
over the brilliant prospects of the gen
tleman from Iowa, but they do say that
there is a small mortgage on the farm
for $30,000. Moreover, it is said that the
place is claimed by Smizer. Also that
the County Court can give no title to the
property. It is likewise reported that
it isn't much of a farm after all and not
worth near as much as it brought in the
raffle. It is also hinted that if the win
ner don't give the farm to the soldiers he
will be voted an ungenerous fellow.—
What Mr. Martin intends to do, we have
no means of knowing, but suppoee he
will retire to his Martin-box ana go to
raising onions and potatoes."
Nomination
bioak, and ray*.. frumfjle
'\®y
P'tin't'-!1eni'
not .give.
Vm K'nn jjnj^oo DMI-KxsAdHKN,) i The t^ifal number of prisoners at Camp
Mow i* thurfVinter uv our diskontent
I)oilKlai',
summer. The clowds ?2-rj|in.K
(he
perlittk,e
18
SU11 uv HU(res8
k'Jdin the nosis uv the
tattle tut with a ray)«.,l(.(l
ethat
TheRadykels hev
wen lie isliood his Umansipashen Proc-, parts of Missouri
fact I beleeve it wood be denoune
better for us 2 nui.-ance of
noticed the coming of th
tenstic
crat lets upon em, restoars ther niggers, The Richmond Hxamhirr of the "(1
pardons em, pays ther debts, com pen- has nothing of consequence from Lee's
saits them ez hez sustaned losses in the army. The editqr makes up a table
war, and penshuns
their
widers, showing
PKTKOI-EUM V. NASBY.
Paster uv sed church in charge.
The City of Ill«linaoiil.
Richmond, by the last census, had a
population of 3K,000 souls, but the great
influx of civil and milittrry officers and
refugees from other parts of the State
has probably raised it to a much higher
figure. It is situated at the head of tide
water, at the lower falls of James River,
about 150 miles from its mouth. The
city occupies a most picturesque situa
tion, being built on Richmond and
Sliockoe hills, which are separated by
Shoekoe Creek, and surrounded by
beoutfnl scenery. It is regularly laid
out and well built, the streets, which arc
lighted with gas, crossing each other at
right angles.
On Shoekoe Hill are the State Capitol
and other public buildings. The Capi
tol is'an inclosing edifice, and contains
in its central hall, Houden's celebrated
statue of Washington. On the east of
the square is the (Jovenor's mansion.—
Jeff Davis' residence is a private man
sion, which was purchased for him by
the rebel Ciovernment. The eity has
many tine public buildings, six banks,
thirteen newspapers, and twenty three
churches, in one of the three Presbyte
rian churches Jeff. Davis worships/
The falls of James River afford ini
nicnse water power, and there are very
extensive factories, iuclnding cotton
and tobacco factories, flour mills, roll
ing mills, forges, furnaces, machine
shops, &c., the latter of which, and par
ticularly the Tredegar IronWorks, have
been of immense service to the rebels
in turning out ordnance and material
of war. The annual exports of Rich
mond before the rebellion reached near
ly S7,(M
10,000, and its imports S?"")!
1,(100.
But since it had the honor of being
the rebel Capital its foreign commerce
has been extinguished. Vessels or gun
boats drawing ten feet can ascend to
within'a mile of the city at a place called
Rockets. Vessels of fifteen feet draft
ascend to Warwick, three miles below.—
A eaiial has been built below the falls,
and above them there is navigation for
200 miles. The James Riverand Kana
whi: (.'anal, intended to extend to Coving
ton, is completed for two hundred miles.
Richmond has very extensive rail
road communications, being the ter
minus of five roads —running to Fred
ricksburg and the Potomac, to West
Point and the York River, Petersbur
and Norfolk to Danvlle, Va.. to Jack
son's River, by the central Railroad,and
from these the connections lead all
through the Southern States. Opposite
the city are the two towns of Spring
Hill and Manchester.
Richmond was founded in 1742, be
came capital of the State of Virginia in
177ii, and in J.uue,l8(il, it was made the
seat of government of the "Confederate
States of America" whose Congress as
sembled there on July 20. 1 ts "history
sinee then is only too familiar to the
country. Around the city are various
hills, extending a great distance, on the
most important of which fortifications
were erected in the days of the "On to
Richmond" cry.
MB. MAHIN :—Won't you please pub
lish the annexed, for the benefit of those
Copperheads who, aftwr voting, have
claimed foreign protection
Plnln Talk from a British Consul.
The British Consul at Buffalo has ad
dressed the following expressive letter
to a drafted man who claimed exemption
as a British subject:
BuiTisn CONSULATE,
BUFFALO, N. Y., May 31,1884.
Richard FitzgirnUl, Jinr' iirks Xo.
1.
Chicago, as indicated by the
r®P0,'tH
hoi
.yaon js
^203 of whom only
the hospital.
i
tjlat AviQkv.
isky can
Honey liez kum out „v
rood hez pereeeded from
a karkis—
nominateVvZZ^ re^-
A
limashen. ko. They are su$L^,a?8a8'Rf°»a
But now 1 diskiver that 1 hev did him
re\uKe°s
1
a grevous wrong. The most becoinin
Uv course no dimocrat kin vote fer worth 4^° ti,^ 11,ui1(d#. ',fj'
him, for ther is a triflin difference is our .? ,oiit sJ tlu ii -t i n"
principles, yet about a hafl" uv the ab- 1 T.
1^' TI'I U
lishn partv ought to do it by all menes. AV i V worth some
Jon ('. is the man fer them undoubtedly. 1'"
But wether he gets lneny votes or few, j!®!
bis bein nominatid is salvaslien to us.
Every vote he gits, Linkin won't git!:. eity of Brooklyn, New York, is
and then what— just now overrun with canker-worms,
The bail- tliot almost overpowrs me' 'H0 clergyman preach not in the
Dimocrat! vernacular but in the verniieular. Mr.
.flit puts a new face upon pt'eeher took bis text last Sunday night
iceden't be pertikeferv xiv: 11, "The worm is
overpowrs
We kin elect a Dimocrat!
This movenie
affairs. We needen't be pertik^.»...
anxshus euny nioar fer Lee's success—iii
i
"Prea,(,
from various
expense of the genera! V!
1
that
woodent they let us hev the heft uv the 51,Oil!) Union soldiers and 1!,W0 Rebels
orfisis a while. Of coorse they wood. I have been killed in battle. Jne John
I segest that the Committis who airjston is still whipping Sherman, and still
takin up the coleckshun fer Vallandy- I retreating toward Atlanta.
gum, send the munny forthwith to
Fremont's Exeeootiv Committy. 1 sliel
taik up a colleeksliun in my congrega
slien immediately for that purpus. Rc
inwiggoreted.
Khnira, X.- .:
Silt: I am in receipt of your letter of tlie 2!Hh
instant, complaining of the conduct of the mili
tary authorities at Elmira in regard to the man
ner In which you have been treated.
I have to inform you that on the'2nth instant I
received a letter from your wife statins that you
had been arrested, and writ ins of you she Bays:
"They will hold him because he Is a voter. 'He
never voted but once—at town meeting." I
must now point out to you that, in tin* face ol
this admission from your wife, you have com
mitted perjury and if I had not been deceived
by your false swearing, I should never for an in
stant have endeavored lo protect you from thu
conscription.
In voting, you have assumed the character of
an American citizen, and you will now have to
take the consequenees. I have written to your
wife (May Llth and informed her that you iiav
fortt'eited all claim fo the protection of lier Xlaj
esty's servants in this country. You have con
tracted an obligation towards the eovernment
of the United States, by voting, jind for your
own pence and comfort, you will find that th
best thing you cair now do is to make up your
mind to fullfil tho obligations you have been
placed under by the military authorities, and
by doing so quietly and peacefully you will tlnd
that, in the long run. you have saved youriolf
from much misery and •uttering.
I am, »ir, your obedient servant,
1 E'IS UOXOHOE,
Her Majesty's Consul.
iV. IT. Evtning Pott, June 10.
EXTRAORDINARY SHARPXEPS.—-The
Davenport Democrat is evidently cut
ting its eye teeth. It is becoming ex
ceedingly sharp. Commenting upon a
suggestion of the Cincinnati Gazette,
that in the event of McClellan's nomi
nation at Chicago, that worthy individ
ual should follow the example of Fre
mont, and resign his commission in the
army, the Dtmocrat says: "Mr. Lin
coln is Commander-in-Chief of the army.
Will he resign t" Now if that is'nt a
poser, we would like to know it. Wins
low's soothing syrup is recommended
for teething children, and we advise the
Democrat to try it.
ESCAPE OF REBEI. PRISONERS.—The
Davenport Gazette says that on Monday
night twelve rebel prisoners escaped
from Rock Island Barracks, under cov
er of the darkness, through an excava
tion made some time before, but which
had not been filled up. All but two of
them were re-captured. One was found
drowned in the slough.
,,art at the
They arc in the most iestift^v
way a man kin part his hare is in the stances, having been robbed
middle, the steahn uv cattle from the els, and a strong appeal is made ifl?
Govment is a act that no man who sup- behalf to the Refugee Co
1 1
rl.unent'
,'lrr'UI"-
v
oir.nns.-ions.X
n tl
letleral army has just.been let for
SL_,
W not
r" ,H'™u"
lUe
"'"K
kmf"
11IV ur'd
the worms cover
during the montli .r
Miss Lizzie Magown, of St. Louis, has
been awarded, by the Sanitary Fair
lately held in that city, a handsomesew
ing machine, as a reward for her labor.
She has made during the past two vears
500 cavalry overcoats, 3,000 pairs of
pants, 500 jackets and W0 blouses.
The number of rebels captured by our
blockading fleet up to the 1st inst., is
stated to be steamers, schooners,
027 sloops, 250 barks, 29 brigs, 32
ships, 15 yachts and small craft, 133.
Total, 1228. The value of these prizes
is estimated at about seventeen milions
of dollars. Not a bad "take" for the
"sailor lads."
REFORM.—We commend to the atten
tion of our readers the following earn
nest words which we extract from a
most admirable address delivered by
Tlios. B. Bryan, Esq., on the occasion of
a recent Dress Reform meeting in Chi
cago
"The terrible penally w are r.ov,- Buffering
for our national sins should nt least induce so
briety oi life. And yet how lamentable is the
fact, that never before in the historv or the na
tion has a greater impetus, than at't'ie present
I).J|.|1 imparted to rivalry in contlv dispiav, ev
tcnding even beyond the uiddv circles of'lash
ioiu.ble folly. Of necessity, tlie people of the
rebel States constitute an execution to this pre
vailing rage for ostentation. "The shop of the
South is dosed, and upon tlie door is posted:
OONI To TIIK WAH! With us tlie shops are
multiplying, and shoddy' is in full blast
Many a man, in his greed for pelf, needs to be
renilndwl that: As he patridge Kitteth on e"".s
and atchetu t.ieiu not,so lie that gettet.il riches,
and ii'it by right, shall leave them in I he midst,
ot 21is days, anil nt his end shall In t'oi.!.' Alas
that tuoo.'ten the head roauin^ i u.piv when
tiy pocket becomes.lull, and l!i.- j*ircra» en
deavors, by the display of his dollars, to atone
lor the wan I of brains. Then ilfe that the wife
and daughter are too apt to become walking ad
vertisements of sudden wealth, and, spreading
sail before the lireece, they Hour up ill the sur
face ol society, as maids oi honor to tlie Queen
Regent—MONKY.
A
si not what you can do! Can you not at
leasi put tuel in tile stoves, and bread in tlie
mouths of the destitute in your midst? Kvon
in our highlv-fi'.vored city, the mansions of the
rich overlook I he tenements of si U:\ lid povei tv
—with tiieir windows stuffed and their larders
empty. A few iiioiitiis hence, 1 ae icv breath of
wiiitur will nmnii the inmates or those lowiy
huts—soldiers' widows and soldiers' orphans—
and the canker worm of Imager gnaw upon
their vitals. Cannot women, aurt men too, bv
judicious retrenchment iu hitherto pampered
luxury, brighten those hearths with a giadsom
blaze, and resuscitate tlio.se sinking frai»
v.itii needed food'.'
What iu tie' midst of war, of carnage, and
hecatombs of tlie s|ain, can loyal women go
gayly clad, presenting themselves as a proces
sion of pea-lowls aloug tlie avenues of death:
or will they rather wear the garb of frugalirv
and the cornet of charity
S?5fa. Oneof the most disgraceful events
of the present month is the loss of the
gunboat Water Witch, one of the fleet
est and strongest of her class. The rcb
els approached her in scows, about three
o'clock in the morning, climbed *up her
sides without opposition, and took her
into possession without the tiring of a
gun on either side. The officers were
completely surprised. Summary pun
ishment should be inflicted upon them.
The vessel has probably joined the rebel
fleet at Nassau. Only the day before
her capture she had been supplied with
large quantities of subsistanee stores.
The Troy TVw* puts the follow­
ing pertinent question, which the oppo
nents of President Lincoln will do well
to consider:
If Mr. Lincoln lias fallen into errors
and made mistakes—if he has done
some things that he ought not to have,
and left undone some things that he
ought to have done—who that was ever
called upon to do so much has erred so
little?"
T* The Cliiekahominy river, as a
line of defense, is peculiarly well adapt
ed for that purpose. It is a sluggish
river, divided into half a dozen stream
lets, running into and out of each other
at random. These water courses
occupy
a space of about seventy yards in width.
Immense trees grow up out of the water,
and the entire stream is covered with a
a thick woods. It is a remarkable in
stance of a river running through and
watering a long strip of woods. From
each side of the woodland a flat surface
extends for about half a mile. This is
nearly always overflowed, and becomes
an impassable morass. It is only when
the water in the river is very low, that
men can safely walk upon the ground
bordering it. On these flat surfaces
there is not a solitary tree. They are
bare, and anything moving upon them
can easily be discerned. From the bor
ders of these plains, hills, in some cases
two or three hundred feet high, abrupt
ly rise. They are covered with thick
woods, and arc so steep that wagons can
not be hauled directly up their face.—
The few roads go down them diagonally
to the bridges across the swamp and
river. This Chickaliominy Valley, one
of the strongest in America, is the outer
defense of Richmond. From the tops
of the hills on the one side, across the
swamp to the hill-tops on the other side,
the distance varies from a mile to a mile
and a half. The ordinary twelve-pound
rifled Napoleon gun can just about throw
a shell from one hill-top to the other.—
From the Fredericksburg railroad cross
ing down to New Bridge, a distance of
eight miles, the Confederate works are
along the hills on the southern border.
MORMONS FOR UTAH.—A party of be
tween seven and eight hundred Mor
mons, bound for Utah, passed through
Chicago last week. They took tho ears
of the Chicago, Burlington and Ouincy
Railroad westward. They comprised
every age, sex and condition, though
their appearand? was not particularly
intelligent or prepossessing. They were
principally from Denmark and Sweden,
about a fourth of the number being
from England and Scotland.
8®, Hons. John P. Hale, JohnF. Pot
ter, of Wisconsin, and Preston King, of
New York, are spoken of as likely to
succeed Joshua R. Giddings, as Consul
General at Montreal.
S K I S
TELEGRAPHIC.
1
The lM2d Ohio—loo day men—united
[l Ktition to the War Department for
active service with the ariny of the Poto
mac, insteaVl of garrisoning the fortifi
cations at Washington. Their request
was granted, and the regiment left for
front.
remont!
Halleloogy They did it at Clt ,,t.m(i
Inevervotid for Fremont.
didn't like
I laft at
middle,
fie, and
merit. Wen Linkin apinted him Genral
I a boozed him agin, and more then ever There are 5
-Vn expedition underCoi. J. B. Rogers,
REPORTED EXPRKSSLY FOR TIIK JOURNAL.]
INTERESTING FROM HUNTER'S
COMMAND—HE DESTROYS $3,
000,000 WORTH OF REBEL
PROPERTY AT STAUNTON—
IMBODEN'S COMMAND DEMOR
ALIZED.
Movements of Great Importance
by McPkerson and Hooker in
Georgia.
The Rebels TraiislVrring their
Prisoners to Andersonville, Ga.
More ft.
Expected.
O
by the French
OntragK.
in
A^xico.
Official Dispatch froka Gen. Bur
bridge-—300 of IIKgrgau's
Men Killed and
Captured.
0- V
Special from Davenport—Account
of the Burniug of the
Railroad Bridge.
'Vf, ^E^AliTMK.VT, WASHINGTON, 1
June 13—midnight.—To Meij. Gen. Dix:
U e have diurotohcn, from tl.d Army of
the rotomac as late as 8 o'clock this
morning. The movement at that hour
was in progress.
leports to-day from SJitrman.
The following dispatch from Bur
bridge, commanding our forces in Ken- I
tueky, has just been received:
"I attacked Morgan at Cyntliiana at I
daylight yesterday morning, and after
an hour's hard fighting, completely
routed him, killing 800, wounding near
ly as many and capturing 400, besides
recapturing nearly a hundred of (Jeneral
Hohson's command and over a thousand
horses.
"Our loss in killed and wounded is 150.
"Morgan's scattered forces are flying
in all directions. They have thrown
away arms and are out of ammunition.
They are wholly demoralized."
Dispatches from Butler, up to9 o'clock
this evening, indicate no change in his
command.
2vo further intelligence has been re
ceived from Hunter.
[SignedJ E. M. STANTON,
Secretary
of war.
Xi:\v OUR, June L."J.—The I'rihune's
special from headquarters of flic Depart
ment of est irginia, in the field on
the 10th, ria Beverly, 18th, says:
Hunter, with the combined forces of
Crook and Averill, moved from Staun
ton at o'clock this morning.
e destroyed over three million dol
lars worth of rebel property at Staunton,
two large cloth factories, a boot and shoe
factory and several extensive founderies.
(ien. Stael was wounded in the
shoulder during the battle of Piedmont,
while galluntly leading his men. He
retired from the field for about half an
hour, while tlio wound was lein# dress
®d, when he again assumed command.
llie expedition sent to Waynesboro
has just returned, having destroyed sev
eral railroad bridges and torn up the
track.
Imboden's command is thoroughly
demoralized. There is now no force of
any account in Hunter's front, unless
they arc reinforced from Lee's army.
Our prisoners not paroled numbering
1,040 were sent through Buffalo (iapand
over the mountains, and arrived safe at
Huttonsville, inside of our picket lines,
on their way North.
I he l!ortd's special from Washing
ton, 14th, says There are rumors in
town to-day that Sheridan has reached
Gordons ville, on his way to join Hunter
and destroyed the Richmond & Lynch
burg Railroad, one of the principal ave
nues by which the rebel capital was
supplied, lt is understood that he will
pay a visit to Chaiiottsville immediately
anil accomplish all the damage possible
to the railroads and depots in his path
way. Jle is accompanied by a large
ein airy and artillery force, ami is fully
able lo eope with any body of the enemy
with which he may fall in. It was sus
pected at the time that Sheridan started
that he would piss around to the soutn
side of Richmond and sever the raiM
communication leading out of that ci\
but this portion of the campaign .14
probably boon ontrutit-cd to Kautz, wl
once before raided over that territor
and is therefore lamiliar with the coin
try. Sinew Sheridan's destination ha
been disclosed, the importance of hi.
movements have been made apparent.
Hunter's column intended to act vig
ilantly and effectually in the territory in
which he is now engaged. His mission
is understood to be not only to capture
Chaiiottsville and Lynchburg, but* to
complete a thorough destruction of the
railroads connecting there with Gor
donsvihe. ith Sheridan's assistance,
he may be enabled to penetrate still
further into the country and capture
Danville.^ It is well known that the
railroad lines leading to the rebel capi
tal are now taxed to their utmost capac
ity in supplying the inhabitants of
Richmond and the immense army of
Lee. The people in Richmond are al
ready suffering from short rations, and if
the railroad lines leading to the im
mense fields and depositories in Western
and South-western Virginia and the
Shenandoah Valley are cut off, the reb
els will be compelled to send away all
non-combatants and place the city in a
state of siege.
A Time* Washington special of the
14th, says: A scout from the front re
ports that Sheridan has not been heard
from, but is supposed to have reached
Charlottsville on his way to Lynchburg.
I he Tribune*a correspondent with
Sherman, under date of June 1st, says
concentrated movements of gigantic im
portance were successfully accomplish
ed to-day by McPherson and Hooker's
commands.
The nature of these movements the
public should not know at present, and
though the object for which these bold
and somewhat hazardous operations,
undertaken in the face of the enemy,
may be executed before the copperhead
press could tell tlioir Southern readers
of our plans, yet I prefer to wait the
progress of events before disclosing
them.
s
e arc on the eve of a bitter struggle,
and forty-eight hours will develope the
plans ol two cautious and determined
Generals intent on the annihilation of
each others legions.
A TrH)H)ie's special from headquarters
at Cold Harbor, Virginia, June 10th,
says comparative tranquility reigns
along the lines to-day, and the men are
resting securely within the trenches,
but occasionally rifle balls or shells from
the enemy's works give evidence of his
presence and readiness to defend him
self.
NEW YORK, June 15.—A call is issued
for a Union Conservative National Con
vention at Chicago, on the 4th of July.
[Signed] R. F. HTKVKXS,
Secretary.
Nicw YOKK, June 15.—The World's
Mexican correspondent relates from per
sonal observation, most horrible
outrages
by the French troops on their march
and in several places captured by them.
Bv order of Gen. Dona, Tula was burn
ed, the male inhabitants butchered, all
the women and girls raped in open day,
and the place given up to the beastly
soldery for three (lays. The same out
rages wsre repeated at Guadalajura.
Tabasco after 47 days siege has been
taken by the Liberals, together with the

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