Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier, June 16, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of The Weekly Ottumwa Courier dated June 16, 1864 Page 2
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Tflfc OTTIMWA (X)l lUK! w.. ctiitor. tliURsDHY June 18,1864. Katie naL Union Ticket. MS IWESIDBKT, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, rout V1CB PRESIDENT*. ANDREW JOHNSON". TO THE LOV A I, riTI'AKVSOF WAP ElJ.OCOt 1VTV. Tou are hereby requested to meet in the city of (Htumwa at the Court House on Saturday the 25th of June next, at 1 o'clock p. in., to select delegate* to represent said county in a con vent lo I to le held at Dee Moines on the 7th of July next for the pur pose of nominating a Judge of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of State, an Auditor of State, a Treasurer of State, an Attorney General, a Register of State, and Presidential Electors^ also to appoint delegates to the Congressional Convention, and transact such other business as may properly come before it. All loyal Heclois wno cordially sustain the policy now belng.pursoed by the Administration of the National Government to crush the rebellion, restore the Na tional authoilty, and establish the Republic upon a feundation of which the "corner stone" of the rebel Confederacy shall form no part are requested to send five delegates for each township. A toll delegation UjMUi^tJy requested. v -r1—— Tlie 8. B. MtLLS, Chss'a. Of County Central Committee. Tin* ifalioiial Convention. We wish we haiF the spaco to tett oar readers all about the Baltimore Convention, its numbers, its enthusi asm, its unanimity, and all the inter esting and encouraging surroundings, as they seemed to us ou the ground, but it is impossible. We wish every Union man eoukt have been there to itee, hear aivd imbibe encouragement, hope and confidence for himself. We wi oar read First, the Convention was the lar» gest ever held in this country, contain ing nearly 600 delegates, represent ing every loyal State and Territory, aud to a great extent the Union men ui the States in rebellion. Consequent ly, the entire Union sentiment of the country was fully represented. Secondly, the convention was har monious. There was but one mind and purpose manifested or expressed, and that was entire devotion to the Union and its preservation at any and every hazard, and cost of treasure and Fife. This is clearly indicated in the resolutions adopted with entire unani mity and unparalleled enthusiasm. Thirdly, as to candidates, Mr. Lin coln was the choice first, last, and all the time. No other name was men tioned and none other thought of.— However it may be with politicians, the ev'dence was conclusive that Abraham Lincoln has the unqualified confidence of the masses of his loyal countrymen, and that they look to him aa the chosen instrument of Provi dence to guide the country safely through this war to ultimate Union, peace and prosperity. In the selection of a candidate for the second office in the Republic, wisdom and sound dis cretion was also manifested, Any one of the names presented, either Ham lin, Dickinson, Dix, Butler, Holt, or Johnson, would have been a tower of strength, but in the selection of Andy Johnson the convention manifested a noble purpose to recognize and stand by those patriots at the south upon whose garments not a stain of treason can be found, and who, from the first, have stood by the flag of their conn, try, have fought lor it, and died for it. This ticket which the loyal, earnest, unconditional radical men of the coun try, through their convention, have se lected. we this day plaee at the head of our columns, arid square ourself to the task of aiding, to the extent of our ability, in electing it. A Presidential canvass at this time is perhaps a mis fortune but the forms of our constitu tion ren.ler it necessary, and it must be attended to. We believe, contrary to the opinion of some, that it was wise to hold the convention at thi* early day. We believe that the country experiences a teelingof relief and gen uine satisfaction, that the nominations are made, and this question of the suc cession, which so troubled many great and useful men, is finally settled. All who can in any way serve the Reptib lie can now do so, with the comfort ing assurance that their valuable ser vices will not at preseutbe required as Presidential candidates. The canvass may or may not be exciting it will doubtlettf) be animating. It is most certainly important. Succeswill injure the salvation of the Republic, while defeat will be followed by its ruin. TBB OCBAN CABLK BETWEEN FHANCE TOB UNITED STATR*.—The ent of thfl London AND Paris correspond­ ST*&of May 20th, writes as follows: The Emperor Napolen seems bent on adding to his glories that of having con nected Europe with America. For some time the Imperial Government have been examining (he the project submitted to thein by tome Aioericau engineers of lay ing down a cable between France and America. This scheme, it appears, has obtained thair approval, for yesterday, the lGth ultim, a convention was signed be tween France, Portugal, Italy, Brazil and IIayti, relative to it. The condition* on which the enterprise wilj be undertaken will'that the National Democratic Com. probably n|[»'-ar in to-inoriow s Mo,.iteur. I?5***5 Maxatniliian, tLe new Emperor, lias'sideratioii, and will arrive at some airirud MA fUUMnico. oouolubipn before the 20th. Kn'iktcnci* (ii In oiiih. W ttilirrkUy, Juit© 1-i, IS64. Court opened at' the usual H. Trimble, pretiding« hour,, lion. your cause has thus bceo Emitted, have should not now be pronounced against you on taia verdict? The prisoner replied,, "f don't know as I have.'*" IS concerned the verd.ct retmned by the sion of forfeits th« life of the offend- I iudement of the law—in a cause involving i e 'ite and fraught with consequences so terri ble but it is a dutyfrom which I cannot es cape, even il I sought to do so In the dis charge of that duty, I nm not actuated by any Our law is Jjbpposed to be nnusually tend er of human life. It forbids capital pun ishment for warder under circumstan ces iadicaiinA total depravity of heart or oi murder perp'.rat«d wilfully, deliberately and premeditatedly. The jury, by their vtrdict In this ca— say, that you not only killed Laura J. Har vey, with '"maTice aforethought," but that you committed the dark and terrible deed "wilfully, deliberately and premeditatedly.' It is difficult to conci«'ve how any motive however powerful could have prompted you to the commission of so dreadful a critre— when we consider the age and sex of the deceased, her youth, inexperience and inno cence, for it is impossible to believe she could in any manner have given you offence —we are shocked beyond expression at the enormity of the deed. Society, spcak ng through the law, has declared that he who is thus depraved, thus wholly regardless of the dearest rights and interests of his fellow men, regardless of every impulse of human ity—must die. And while the natural sym pathies of the heart, after so great a lapse of time since the bloody tragely was enacted. for a criminal participation in which you now stand condemned— a lapse of time sufficient to allow the baser passions of our nature to cool—might suargest a less terrible punishment, the stern demands of the law will not yietd to this suggestion. Your fate js sealed 1 I can offer you no hope—no can solation. 1 can only direct and recommend your attention and enquiries to the minister of God—to the B'ble—and to the Christian religion which may afford consolation in preparation for the sad and miserable fate that awaits you and hope for a better, hap pier life when you have met and suffered that fate. We are taught in the Sacred Vol ume that there are sources of consolation to those who no longer hope anything in this life, and however dark the crime you have commit ted,you may still find reasons for hope in thatmerciful relijion, whose founder declared to the penitent malefactor executed by his side -'This day shalt thou be with me in Paradise." To that religion and its ministers then let me earnestly recommend you—sincerely hoping you may itnprove the ahort time al lotted you in preparation for the solemn change that approaches so rapidly and cer. tainly. The object of punlehmen is not vindic tive. The law-makers and courts are influ enced by no spirit of revenge in imposing punishment for crime. The object is two fold the protection of society, and the refor mation of the offender. But in ciimes so dark and appall ng as that you have commit ted—displaying a character so desperate and dangerous—the considerations ot social pro tection rise paramount to every other and in view of the seeming absolute neces»1ty deinandr he destruction of the perpetrators. Such is the mandate of the law. Obedient to that .mandate, and in discharge of the painful duty it imposes, now declare, ad judge and order, that you, Benjamin A. Mc Comb, charged and found guilty of the mur der of Laura J. Harvey—on the 27thJ day of July, A. i.D. 1864, at the hour of 12 M., said day, within two miles of th* corporate lim ti. of the city of Ottumwa, in the county Of Wapdio, in the State of Iowa--shall be hang ed by the neck till you are dead. Ana I farther order the Sheriff of said Wapello county to fully execute this sentence and judgment of the court. The time having arrived' for tfle sentence our HI fated Regiment, I will briefly (fire yon a hie »f McCoiub, his Honor directed that the pris-1 Renjarnin A. MrGMnls r* h,,ye b«a I charged bv imfictment tn tine farm fnnnd and presented to thin court by a grand ju iry. the county of Wapello in the Stale nt H. H. TRIMBLE, Judge. The prisoner received the sentence with out any apparent emotion, preserving the same apparent indifference that he has dis. played throughout the trial. Thus ended this important case. ALBANY, June 11.—It Is iiffBUnd in political circles here that tho National Deuijciatio Couventiou, called to invJet at Chicago July 4th, will be postponed. It is uudei'stood |m^tce have the subject uuder con- letter from (hi* 30th lows*. LifTL.1 Roc*, ARK May 24,1S64. Dear Wife :—With pleasure 1 seat rarself this mor BlMg to write to you. Yon hare no doubt long be fore this time heard of the nnfortnhate Mndltlon of of our tr»v^but Oner be brought into court. TM Snenil |H(|t J|arc|,4 for Southern Arkansas with buoya nt 'baring brought in th® prisoner, the courj spirits, and everything went on smoothly until W« directed h'.n .land up. The prisone. siund Up, nnd the court proceeded tO p&Sh SCOtftklCG wlu be a i it etch at be«t Mv!^b,e ver* p,Un' Rlr'r forboa,s i Iowa, with one of the highest crimen known to the law—the crime of ii.urder. To this indictment you have pfcndod "not guilty A jtiry of the county duly etnpanne.led and sworn have patiently investigated this charge made against you. You have had a hundred, there was a great many ofthem took the I what the court deems a fair and impartial v «... i. not sell much but the boys done their washing. Oo ihe morn)n(? of th#Mif of March we upon proper deliberation returned into for Camden, we marched that day to Spoon court tliei I vei diet declaring you "guilty Of that nl*ht we had nothing to eat but fresh beef and j. ,, parched corn. We have beec en half rations all the murder In the nrxt degree. ... time since we had eat what we started with from Have yOU any cause to show, or anything p|„ce- The next day we marched to the Ijittle to say why the judgment of this COUt Missouri river a d1stane« of 28 miles, this day the The Court tlien proceeded further as fol- the artillery we held our Are until they got within lows So far as the action* of this court er. It is a very unpleasant, very painful of battle and made ready for an engagement that and very so!o nn duty to ppotrounco the feeling of revenge growing out of the heinous and terr ble charactcr of the crime you have committed. 1 commiserate you in yourpresent unfoi tuate and apparently almost friendless condition, but this commiseration can avail you nothing. The stern mandate J«cks, and did very well, of the law is peremptory—ft Cannot be avoided. lm perfeci We left this place on the 28d day on gennnej upon him as follows: jtook a few guerillas. Saline la a small stream not the .reoing of the 8«t d*r. We hid scarcely jot our pickets polled when tne WHS shot RIEAD at tils pout, this evening we tb oa,h e^D,nRof wh"e W€ '*v the 4th day v» arrived Rockport-. the County «ea4 of Hot Spring county, and situated on the banks of the I Ouachita river. This evening we got notice if we wished to write home there was a train going back i next day, we all wrote but for some cause the train did not go back. On the evening of the 7th day we I arrived at Arkadelphla, the county se it of Clark co. which Is also situated on the banks of tlie Ouachita I liver. At this place we !ay by two days. We had still been picking up bushwhackers, until by this time we had quite a number of prisoners, something like bfre- I, ir ,, many of the cl (liens that had alwars been very pro I tna. You have had the aid ot very faith ... .: .. I mhient secessionists, came In and took the oath pre ful and able counsel all the procfcdin^ft i)jf III President. The boys wanted to do I have been oonducted with, deliberation and some washing while they lay here, the citlsens asked ftiirness as is believed, and the jury to whom *nd then whftt u the mw,t ,trange dollar per pound for soft soap, but they did ,eft Ark(llrtpM% of when v-Jile, and rehels attacked our supply train but were repulsed with lo«s. We lay at this place several day*, and on the 4th •f April we had a right sharp flgbt, our Reglmeat repulsed three or four to one, we were supporting °Pen,", on them« .a would have laughed to hare seen them run,but we jury is taken as absolutely true, and ac- vantage we had gained, but thev went, ahead and eepling that veldict as the evidence against did not wait Tor us we had 1T men wounded, 4 of .. whom died. Rebel toss much heavier. On the Rth you, on the grave charge prefered,you stand convicted of 0116 of tho highest ctimes we moved forward to Prairie Pe Hand where we had known to the law—a crime, the commis- T0U kn#r wt h#d nnt force enoa(rfi t# up the ad- w# werejwlned hy0en^ forc„, on th, lmh i heard that Oen'l Prite was fortifying. Thev had a '|ven,n*-formedh^ he n! I skirmished all day,In th« even!a we a line i night we lay on our arms, and on the morning of the mh "emarched out to glvethem tight, butthey had 'deserted their wrilcs. U..-» iu.» Here let me say that the ma neuverlng of our troops was thoprettiest stght I aver witnessed we were on a rolling prairie, where w e eould nee all the troops moving, they appeared cooi as if on drill after we had become satisfied that they had deserted their works we tn ok up the Itne of march for Camden, at which plaoe we arrlv ed on the UHh *y of April about 11 o'clock at nl-ght,, all hungry and tired-for we had marched 25 miles that day and whipped 400 rebels. The next morn ing we had nothing to eat, hut there was some hand mills In camp and we ground corn and baked slap.- On the 17th of the month we sent out a forage train and as they returned to camp they were attaeked by an overwhelming frrce and the entire train of wagons some 200, and 1200 mutes and horses. We lost In the fight 4 pieces of ar tillery. The train was guarded by the 1 Sth Iowa and the 1st K insaa colored troops the 13th lest near 100 and the colored Regt. lost some two hundred, the enemy did not show any quarter to the negroes, either did the negroes and they fought like mad men, and were determined not to yield the field the Idea that the negroes will not fiirht has been prove n to be false for they vere effectually tried on this ex pedl'lon. there was but two Regiments of them with ns, and they were both severely tried. On the 22d dav of April our Rrlgade consisting of the 48d Ind., 8Bth Iowa and 77th Ohio were ordered to Pine Bluff to guard a supply train, we got along very well until the morning of th© 2fth, about 10 o'clock our advance was attacked by the rebels, tha 43d Ind. WHS in front of the train, the 86th Iowa was In the center and the T7th Ohio were tn the rear, the CouDtry was very swampy, and the train whlcfc consisted of 240 wagons, which threw the Regiments three miles apsrt. When the attach was made in front, the 86th was doable quleked up at lea*t three milea they th*n opened on the 43d Ind., and SSth the most galling fire lever witnessed. We drove them back twice, hut it was all of no avail, they had Ave Brigades ot fresh troops, while we had bat one small Brigade that had been on the train for over a month, but we continued the unequal contest for nearly three hours when we were forced to surrender ourselves as prisoners of war. Neliher the 86lh nor 48d surrendered as a Regiment, but were overpower ed by force of numbers, and taken by ones, twos and tens at a time, and In many Instances the rebs had to wrench the arms out of the men's hands. The 77th Ohio surrendered as a Regiment, some think they did not discharge their duty. I do not wish to give an opinion, hut they did not come to our relief at any rate, and lost but few men. There was some 2Tft men killed and wounded, and about two thirds of them were from the 86»h. The 43d had only about 240 men In the beginning, their loss was heavy to the number engaged. The enemy's loss was much heavier than ours, In that we had the advantage, they came up In solid columns while we were trying to screen ourselves behind logs, which accounts for the difference In killed and wounded. I was slightly wounded in the foot when the fight was pretty well over I wa* by a fence and was just In the act of shooting a rebel that was near at hand, when I heard some one call out behind me, lay down your irmi you d—d nigger thief! and on looking around I beheld some ten rebels within about ten steps of me ready to fulfill their threat, and as a matter of pol icy I did as I was ordered, and was sent to the rear where I was t-tken care of tn military s'.yle. It was then but a short time until the boys were all cap tured. Flenry Adco.-k was slightly wounded in the calf of the leg. E. 0. Sloper was kllltd on the field you have no doubt got a list of casualties of the fight, but I doubt whether they ever get an exact list. We^fl^^tto Mark's Mills and vicinity.— We were^Vat^Pks well as we could be under the circumstances, the Mtizens brought us milk and ren dered us every aid In their power, for which I shall ever feel grateful. We were all paroled on the 12th of this month and arrived at this place on the 22d, or the greater portion of us (I mean the wounded,) The other boys were sent to Marshall, Texsas. Our loss in the action, killed and oaptured was 501 men, only 86 setting away. The loss of the Brigade in killed and captured was about 1300 men and officers. We are in good health only for our wounds, and they are doing as well as we could wish. I do not know what will be done with us yet, some think we will get to go home on ftarlough, although, we may be sent to parole camp, I am In a condition that I can not be of any service to the Government, and I am going to try to get home. On the reception of the newa of our capture,(which was in the evening) Gen. Steele decided to evacuate Camden, which he did on the next evenlDg. He was compelled to abandon a great miuiy wagons which were all destroyed. He evacuated at 8 o'olock In the evening and the troops were on the move all night and all the next dav. They moved on unmo lested until the evening of the29th of April when the rebels filed Into their rear. This was just as our troops got to Saline River, but our troops held them at bay- Before we got (When I speak of V. 8. troops I say we.) the poctoon laid it began to rain the Cavalry crossed that night, they attempted to cross the train but it kept on raining all night, and the river bottom was very flat and by next morning the mud from one foot to 8)4 foet deep but still they cro«sd as fast as they could. Early la the morning the pickets began to skirmish, and In a short time they were engaged on both sides. Our troops drove the enemy back. About this time the enemy were reinforced by Kirby Smith and Price, then opened one of the hardest fights of the war, by some 1500U to 20000 on the side of the enemy and about 7000 on ours. The fight continued some Ave hfars when tha enemy withdrew from the field. Our loss was about 80® killed, wounded and misa lng. Their lost wa- much heavier. Our Division Surgeon was over the field, he said the enemy left more men dead on the field, than we had killed, wounded and uilsslng. We got the news from desert ers that they had 1500 killed, and 2lKH) wounded. 1 doubt this being correct, but still they did not fight as we did. They formed tlieir lines from six to ten men deep, while ours was only two men deep, and they were only about seventy five paces apart.— There was but little artillery used, the mud was so deep that we could uot use ours, and as soon as the leb* brought theirs, the 2d Kansas colored regiment charged aud took all they Drought forward which was three pieces. The CM th lud. captured 4 »tan (is of colors. Our loss on the whole expedition was about men killed, wjut-ded aud missing. About 3500 mules aud tiorses, some (WO wagou*, nine pieces of artillery and our entire pontoou train. They lost more lueu ilian we did, but not near so much in prop i ei ty. N e tvue ou rations all the tiuie, half ra ous hard tack, quarter raiioim bacon, full ratious coife£ and salt, aud we were several d..s at a time without Uiawiiig any tliiug from Government. We marched a miles oucoiT«e aud jaidied corn. 1 am, Ac. £i*lA& 1'AHKE. RCSOLI'TIONS Unanimously ^lopted ly the National Union ConteLUon,- bel4 *t B*\tiu©i? JpQ* 7th, 18H Revolted.— That it is the highest du ty of every American Citizen^to ^aintain against all their enemies, the integrity of the Union, and param »unt nuthuritv of the Constitution and laws of the United States, and that laying aside al' differences of political opinions, we pledg2 ourselves as Union men, animnted by a common sen timent and aiming at a common object, to. do everything in our power to aid the Gove nment in quelling, bv force of arms, the nebcllion, now mging agiinst its author ity, and* in bringing to the punishment due to their armies, the rebels, and traitors I arranged against it. 2. That we approve the determination of the Government of the United States not to compromise with rebels, or to offer any terms of peace except such as may be based upon an unconditional surrender of their hostility, and return to their just a'.le giancetothe Constitution and laws of the United States, and that we call upon the Government to maintain this position, and to prosecute the. war with the utmost vigor to the convmplete suppression of the rebel lion, with full reliance upon the self sacri fices, the patriotism, the heroic valor and the undying devotion of the American peo ple to tbeir country and its fret Institu tions. J?M0?M/&--That as wat the cause and now continues the strength of this re bellion, and as it must be always and everywhere hostile to the principles of Re publican Government, justice and the na tional safety demand its utter and com plete extinction from the soil of the Repub lic and that we uphold and maintain the acts a id proclamations, by which tho Gov ernment, in ifa own defense, have aimed a death blow at this gigantic evil. We are in favor, furthermore, of such an amend ment to the Constitution, to be made by the people, in conformity with its provis ions, as shaft terminate and forever prohibit the ex-istanoe of slavery within the limits or the jurisdiction nf thi United States. Resolved, That the thanks of the Amer ican people are due to the soldiers and sailors of the army ar.J navy, who have periled their lives in defense of their country, and the vindication of the honor of the flag —that the nation owes to them some per naanent recognition of thetr patriotism and their valor, and ample and paramount pro vision for those of their survivors who have received disabling and honorable wounds in the service of their country, and that the memories of those who have fallen in ita defense shall be held in grateful and ever lasting rememberanco. Resolved, That we approve and applaud the practical wisdom, the unselfish patri otism and unswerving fidelity to tie Con stitution and the principles of American Liberty, with which Abraham Lincoln has discharged, under circumstanoes of unpar alleled difficulty, the great duties and res ponsibilities of tho Presidential office, that we approve and endorse as demanded by the emergency and essential to the preser vation of the nation, and as within the Con stitution, the measures and acts which he has adopted, to defend the nation ag-iinst its open and secret foea that we appiove especially the proolamition of E Mancipa tion, and the employment as Union sol diers. of men heretofore held in slavery, and that we have full cofidence in his de. termination to carry those and all other oonstltutioual measures essential to the salvation of the country, into full and com plete effect. Resolved, That we deem It essential to the general welfare that harmony should prevail in the national councils, and we re gard as worthy of public confidence and official trust those only who cordially en dorse the principles proclaimed in the s olutions, and which should characterize its administration of the Government. Resolved, That the Government owes to all men employtd in its armies without re gard to distinction of color, the full protec tion of the laws of war, and that any viola lation of these laws or of the usages of civ ilized nations in the time of war, by the rebels now in arms, should be made the sub ject of full and prompt redress. ResoUed, That the foreign immigration which in the past has added so much to the wealth and development of resources and in crea»e of power to this nation, the assylum of the oppressed of all nations, should be fostered and encouraged by a liberal and just policy. Resolved, That we am in favor of the speedy construction of the railroad to the Pacific. Resolved, That the national faith, pledg ed for the redemption of the public debt, must be kept inviolate, and that for this purpose we recommend economy and rigid responsibility in the public expenditures, and a vigorous and just system of taxation. Resolved, That it is the duty of any loyal State to sustain the credit and promote the use of the national currency. Resolved, That we approve the position taken hy the Government that the people ot the United States can never regard with indifference the attempt of any European Power to overthrow by force or to supplant by fraud the institutions of any Republican Government on the Western Continent and that they will view with jealousy, as menacing to the peace and independence of this, our country, the efforts of any such power to obtain new footholds for mon archical governments, sustained by a for eign military force, in near proximity to the United States. At one time during (he raid made by Geo. Phil. Sheridan on Lee's communications with Richmond, his lines were severely pressed by the enemy, and having expend ed their supply of ammunition, there was great danger of their being driven back But Sheridan was equal to the emergency. Causing a fresh issue of cartridges to be made, ho placed himself at the head of his columns and thus addiessed bis men: "Bovs, you see those fellows yonder? We are going to knock hell out of them. They are green soldiers from Richmond. They are not veterans. You have fought them well to-day, but have got to whip them. We can do it and we will." The addreae was received with roaring cheers and a headlong charge, which was too much for the reb*, and they tlying to their works. r, ILLINOIS UNION IfoMiNATlossr—1The Union State Convention at Springfield on the 25th, nominated Gen. Oglesby for Gov ernor and Win. Bros*, editor of th« Tribune, for Lieutenant Goyernor. Chicago The War. ^Latest From tiiruatf. 6e6v. i, ife^B fJhk. A u An attack Was made on fViewsourg ny 4,QUO infantry under Gilmoie and 1,400 picked cavalry i!tid$r Kautz. The former reached «iihin one and a half miles of the City, the latter penetrated the entrench ments and entered the suburbs, driving the enemy.. A.t thi*. point Gilmore. with drew, which enabled the enemy to concen trate against Kaut^ whomk they pressed closely and captured a three inch gun, whereupon the cavalry pounced upon and took a twelve-inch gun and- bore it away as they withdiew in obedience to orders. There are indications that all railroads by which Richmond is supplied Witt soon be unserviceable. A dispatch from White House, dated the 11th, reports the taking of Fort Darling, saying the news was read to the army the evening before, and- then, cheecs. heard.— Report not deemed reliahlo. The Bulletin, Philadelphia, gives the re port of an officer f^om 12 miles of the front4 that filing was distinctly heared during Saturday night in the direction of Bottom Bridge which crosses the Chickahominy about 12 miles from Richmond and seven miles northeast of Four Mile Creek on Jame* River. When he left he said the re port had just reached the p'tcc that Gen. Hancock, after a desperate fl^ht, succeeded in dislodging the enemy and. carrying the bridge at the point of the bayonet, that he held it and the *hofe army had success ally crossed at that point. The 130th Ohio, 100 day ttMps, haying in ita ranks lawyers, clergymen, and others of thj best men in the State, on Saturday unanimously resolved to go to the front and fight. They then marched to the White House and had an interview with the President, who addressed them, thanking them for their prompt response, and say ing "wherever you go, I know you will do your best." Both armies occupy their old posi tions about the right and center. There has been considerable skir mishing and cannonading. No dam. age has been effected by either party. The men are well protected behind hitrh and strong breastworks. Their soldiers and ours converse. The rebels have a large gtfn mount ed' on a railroad track. It throws a 64nch shell, and is the subject of great mirth among our men. Gen. Meade rode throngh this por tion of his lines yesterday p. m. The railroad has been tovn up by our troops. Last evening a battery in Gansra! Bir nev's division fired on a house on our left, which according to a deserter who came in this morning, was occupied by General Oox. Three shells went through It caus ing the occupants to leave it rather hastily. The fire was returned with very eood aim but without los* to us. The deserter says thatRt-aureguard's troops are posted from Bottom^ Bridge all the way to the James river, watching for the appearance of an army in tbat direction. War Bulletin. WAK DEPARTMENT. WASHINGTON, June 12,-1:20 p. M.— To Major General Di»:— A di«patch from Ge t. ilunter dated at six o'clock a. m., on the morning of the 8th inst., at Staunton, reports that we met the enemy at Piedmont last Sunday, killing Gen. Jones, and totally routiug them af tera battle of ten hour's duration. We have captured 1,500 prisoners, in eluding sixty officers also 3,000 stand of arms, three pieces of artillery, apd*yast quantity of stores. We have to-day effected junction with Gens. Crooks and Averill. It is stated in another dispatch dated at Staunton, 9th inst,, that our infantry is now engaged in burning ties and bending rails. All government and railroad build ings have beat,iiiu'uuii,JU. JStiiuutuJi. We leave to-morrwte^'• v (Signed,) JL R. McLane, Operator, June 1^—The enemy are bu*ily engaged throwing up fortifications in the yicinity of Sumner's and Bottom's Bridges. The spires of Richmond are visible from the*e points, and wagon trains can seen A dispatch from Grant's headquarters, da ted yesterday at 4 o'clock* p. m., reports that the rebel cavalry having yesterday made a dash into Wilson's lines, near the Linny House, Wilson this morning sent out a p»rt of Mcintosh's brigade to see where the enemy were. Their pickets were driven baok, and their outer lines ftrced, the cavalry passing over the entrench ments. About 8 miles w.tst of Bethsaida church he came upon Field's diyision of in fantry, and having accomplished the pur pose of the reconnoisance, retired. He killed anl wounded a number of rebels in his progress,'arid brought away four or five prisoners. He had sixteen men killed and wounded. A dispatch from General Sherman dated at his headquarters, Big Shanty Georgia,* this morning have been received. They state that our lines are within four or five hundred yards of the enemy, but no fight ing has ocourrwi jst (Signed.) E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War. WASHINGTON, June 12. —The following was received this evening: HEADQUABTBBS ABXY POTOMAC, June 0 —There is nothing particularly interesting to report. On a part of the line picket firing has been kept up all day, while at other points it would seem as if by mu* fual consent this practice had ceased. WAS DEPABTMKKT, WASHINGTON, June 13, midnight.—Jo Major Oea. Dix:—We have dispatches from the army of tne Poto mac as late as 8 o'clock this morning.— The movement then was in successful prog­ IMM ress. There have 4*om Shrr.»»n, IK*HVV los*. MOROAN ROUTED no rwpuru -Jay 1 The following d«pitch Burbtidge fonumnding ia Kentucky, has juft been received here: attacked Mortan aVCyntbiankf^tdiy igbt vesterdav*mo:ni l», and after a hour's hard fighting, cotnp'etely routed thein, kil' in? 3Q10, wutm lin-j nearly as intoy more, and capturing nearly 4'*\ beside* r»-cap uiing nearly one hundred of Central Hob- son's command, ap$I of*t OM thousand horses. Our loss in killed and wounded Is about 160. Morgan's scattered foics are flying in all 4 irociious. T.hov have thrown sway their arms, and are out of amanition, and are completely demoralized Dispatches from Bailer thw evening up to 9 o'clock, indicate no shangs* in his command. No further intelligm s' from any quarter has b»*en received. [Signed] E. M. STANTON, Secaetary of War. Front "tie*man a, Front. McPhetson 1 an attack of the en emy, and after a severe fight of an hour, drove thorn, back, leaving the field covered with their dead numbering 2,500. Me Pherson has closed on the right wing, and the army Is ready for another movement During last night tho enemy nrssaulted Hooker, but wore repulsed as usual with AND SCATKRINO.—Gen. Burbridge has had a number of fights with Morgan in Kentucky, and has whipped him badly in every instance. At Cynthiana, ou the 12th* he totally defeated them, kil ling 300, taking 700 pi boners, and. wpupd ing-a forge number. MorganVt force ia out of ammunition, utterly demoralized, and trying to get off in small squads. Bur bridge is pursuing. Loss to the Kentucky Central Railroad $210,000. locomo tives and 75 cars are safe ttf, £ie\ington. A dispatch from Louisville, the 13th, says the rebels have raised the siege of frankfort and fled. Good for Butter. FbKTRKS8 MONROE, .Tun*. lO.— Yesterday morning a force, under Gen. Gilmore made a demonstration on Petersburg, and succeeded in carrying tho enemy's outer earth works, with a ksa of few men. While this was being done Rutler sent a force whioh succeeded in des~ troying three or four miles of the Petersburg^ A without loss. mov ing within three or four miles of the city, where the road, for a short distance, is visi ble. Very little firing has taken place to-day. No change in onr position has been made within the past two days. Last evening, as Col. McAllister, of the 11 th New Jersey, was riding along the line he was fired upon by a rebel sharpshooter, notwithstanding there had been a tacit agreement that no picket firing should take place. The bullet passed across the Colo nel's breast, and entered the heart of the Colonel's orderly, who was riding with him. The entire command was at one* put under arms, expecting an attack, but nothing further transpired. Ilaclin Oliver Hioes Richaif4 Huckins Richmond Railroad NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. UNDERTAKER. The undersigned would inform the citlieni ofOt tumwa and vicinity that he is now manufacturing and will keep constantly on haod OOt'UNS of all kind* and site*. Having a good HEAItSK be l»prepared to attend to all caiU in hi* line. Shop on oorner of Court anil Second street*, be side the Congregational church. June 9 1664 2tn V. HASLACH, J^ADIES' ICE CREAM SALOON The un.leriigned haa filled up an Ice Cremn 8a loou on Second street, opposite the St. Charles Ho tel, where fhe.v will be rend.v at all tioief to wait on those who may favor them with a call l.enu nade furnished on short notice. W. (IKRI'ACH, June -•, 1664 8w OTTO KKAL'NKl'KO. us WILLIAMSON ifc THRALL (Have returned th-partnership formerly existing} Office on Second street, between Market and Court. June 2,1864—11 l« 8m "VTOTICE is hereby that pro. X* pnnals will he received by the Ottumwa City Schooi board until the 'illth day of June next for lay ing the hrlcl, and doini the c^rpouter w^rk, alao for the necessary stone work and furr inhlng and laying cut KIOin- for tha school houne building insildcit.v dictrict ncoording to the |ilan adopted by Ihe school boiird. Plan may be seen at Haw ley's store. by order of tha Hoard ot Ottomwa Cltv School Dis trict. J. T. HACK Juue 2, lt6+-td WORTH, Sec'y. ETTKRS REMAINING UN 1. Jclaiined in the Post Oflica at Ottumwa, State of 1 mv -i 1 firh day of June, obtain any of these letters the applicant tniw rail for ft'ufd IrtUrH,' give the Jate of thip list, nnd ri'.v "-'ic cent for advertising. If not called !or within on* munth, they will lie ni tn tlie letter Oflice. "KKKK LKU V E KY of letters hy carrier*, at the resiliences of owners in rlilcs aud large towns, SB CURED hv observing th* following" rules "1. DIKKCT letters plainly to the street and num ber, as will as the post office and State. "'2. HKAD 1 Iters with the writer's po*t affic* and State, mre(t and nui/Jjtr, sign them plainly'with full name, aud request that answers be directed accord iPtfly. "3. Letters to strangers or transient visitors In a town or city, whose special address may he unknown, should he marked, in the low?r left-hand corner, with the word 'Transient.' "4. Place the postage utamp on the upptr right hand corner, and leave apace between the stamp and direction tor post-marking without interfering with the writing. "N. 11.—A REQUEST for the RETURN of a letter to the ». itur, if unciiiined within 80 daj a or le s, writ ten or print ed with the writer's name, pont-JfU!el and Utiit?, across the left-hand end pf the envelope, on the face side, will be complied with at the usual lire paid rate uf postage, payable when the letter It livered to the writer.—Sec. 2S, Law of 1868." Andrews Martha llanshaw VViu Hird, Shaver & Co Ktle Robert Milburn Mason Mary Hiss 2 Moore Jacob Monahon Mary Miss Miller Win Proctor John Randolph VancetS II Show Barker Laura Mrs 2 Burt Samuel S Branny John W Hi ley Jaa Borden Eliaa Beatley Core Lewis Cartwright J| Fisher W Foster Rev Jf ogarty LawrtOOS Heiman Straton Strane John VanDusen Joy VanDuscn John Mrs2 While William I) Welcome John Stevens Austin Isaa« \\T rpiIE OU) STAND RENEWED Chicago Branoh» .'-,V,X Grocery and Provision Store. M. HEINFUCH &, CO. Successors to 0. Frits. We V»aI4 rwpectfully aonoqnfl* to the oltlsens of WapelTo and surrounding counties that havtng pur chased tee old stand, W? liaye opened a branch of our Chicago store wher* we are constantly receiving larg e supplies of OBOCERfElf, P«*OVISIOBf«t VOOD ENWAHUi Ac., which, from our facilities, we are enabled to sell on the most reasonable terms. We would therefsreso Jleit a call. U. UKJNR10H CO. PARMER8 Win plsis ss*le« that we bn every 4#ieftptioa of Produce. Remember the place, 0. Frtta's oil staad. Ottuuva, Iowa, May ¥0, 1864-10-16 tf QUNSMITH SHOP. Attention of Hunters and Ta»|«tiksStMil| ealtod to the firm of the undersigned who Is prepared to manufacture aud repair all kinds of rifles, revolvers, shotguns and pistols, etc. etc., lu the best style and luaiiuer and ou short notice. All work done by ne will be warranted. My shop Is on Front Street, on* door east of Ottumwa House. T-16-tfia. LEWIS HUUO MASII£JT. G. T. BELDING & CO* ft T. BELDING & CO.' fHE GREAT Chicago Clothing House Chicago Clothing House, IVOS. 98, lOO, lO# furnishing Goods, Ac. Furnishing Goods, &€> jf f| RANDOLPH ST., OHIOAQft 1 Where may be fow4, The Finest Stoelc The Finest Stock £nd Largest Assortment off And Largest Assortment off Ready Made Clothing:, Ready Hade Clothing, Hen's, Youth's and Boys' SataL Ken's, Youth's and Boys' Bult^j Children's Suits, Officers'Suits, Children's Suits, Officers' Suits, Clothing Made to Order. Clothing Made to Order. BIMBMBSR THE PLACKIt. RSMEMBIB THE PLA0S1I G. T. Beldlng & CoJ T. Beldlng & Co* WHOLESALE AND RETAIL? Nob. 98-100-102 Randolph Street, Cfcieaggi Juae 1504-^1- lti*y J^EW GROCERY STORE. The undersigned respectfully announces to th. citlsens of Ottumwa that he has opened a Grocery store In the flrst buildliiK north of Lawrence A Cham bers new brick block, where he will keep e? hand tha very best Qcoeertesto be found., tn tfca aij, cexist ing of MQAR\ RlOE TEAS, OOFFE rLOVB. Ala* TOBACCO, PIPES'," A.ND. LIQUOR^ of fitt ttlnls.ithMihpulll sella* the lowest price for Canli. The hlirht-Kt market ^lc^ p^.ld in cash fvi all kind* of Country Prodnce. (lire mea vail and I will ssslsfy you.that what sayistroe. CHRISTIAN MiWUlftA, Ottawwa^Majr ft, liW41t, 1 IMPORTANT TO FARMEBSfc Save your labor by using M'CQRMICK'S REAPER AND MOWEF* improved by the addition eHks $£LF.RAK The Best Machine in Use.: The subscriber beps leav(e to Inform the farmers^ of Wapello and adjoining coqntles that be abora. celebrated Machine Is FO» SALE AT OTTimWA, IOWA. Of this tried and valuable machine, little need l«. said. Over Korty Thousand sold In the United States^ alone, speak for themselves. 1 will say lioweTer of the New self-Raker EVERY McCORMICK SELF-RAKER «Md Instead of the Iland-Raker saves, the woifriaf TWO MEN AT LEAST at a time when labor Is uotonly high priced but hard, to be got at any price. The economy of usinK tbls Machine must be appar ent to every Paruer, when he lakes Into considera tion, THIS •-OT that the uridivitleJ time, attention and capital'if th is firm has been (riven to the manu facture and improvement of this machine alone for the last twenty years. This experience ha* render ed the manufacturers able to bring their machine into n arket, knowinfr that in all its parts and oper ations, ami under all circumstance it is pre-eminently. PRACTICAL, SIMPLE AND KKL1ABLE. I very partsball prove j«st as represented, and as, an evidence of the faith 1 have in the machine, founded on its v abounded success, I will oiler it oc: trial with Any other-— Ptiretyite^ ke-epijig and Paying for the on? prt'Jrrr&l. will And It to their lntert»stflto call *n*f see sample mttchlDe now ou exhibition free of charge J. F. STEKK1TT, Agent, At Devln k Petar oorner of Front and Court Sts.« Ottumwa, Iowa. Apr*! 21 to j.ulj 1,1(464* W. S. KESWORTHY. EcLtyiille, NEW MILLINERY STORE Qji Couxtty litwten Front and Second Sts. V:'* Kfiapes P. 4 g, A\JWERDA^ K«g toat* I* aaaeaa— totls tadiaa of Ottusswa i»4 vicinity that they are about opening a choice a d. general assortment of Millinery Goods consisting at BONNETS, RIBBONS, CAPS, 9EAD-PRES3$8y fit,,' which they will be bappy to eshtblt to all who will favor them with a call. Will be open in a few day*. Ottumwa, May 6,1864-7 16-tf £)It S. MITCHEL, pTTUJIVA, IOWA. Ofljce-—over Temple's Clothins Btore. Residence—At Mrs. Madge's, Front Streat* Aug.20.W8. w J. S. WALKER, Wholesale and Retail Dealer im V O O S O E I E S Clolhlngi Hardware, ((ucenswart'i HATS, CAP8, BOOTS, SHOES, flDM GOODS, FURS, NOTIONS, #o.,*e. Directly opposite tha Ottanwa House Front Street, OltumW^i Aug. 80,1863—96 14-7 J. T. UACKW ORTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC. All professional business entrusted to him vill ba promptly attended to. 7 Special attention will be given to collections, as* aininatlon of Titles and conveyancing. (3^"Office at Court Hous e .in Ottuiawa, Iowa. Ottamwa, Iowa, Oct. iitfth, 1868. 84-16 jr. B. 0. BOULTON, 7: UAKEIt AN1) CONFECTION^ VBOBT BTaaat, roua DOOSS BAST or T«S roTtaaaocsf OTTUMWA, IQNV Machine Crackersand Confectionery of every varl^ y at Wholesale and Ratall. ?4rtietandBalls»uppUedonttoah»rftM-n«ttM, 88-11—ch.8-18. '.' ,m EDWARD II. STILES, fc Attorney & Counselor at Laitf And Solicitor in Chancery. IOWA. 1 Oflce over Walker's store, opposite the Ottamws House OITUMWI, I er Is now well prepared to procure the flOl Bounty and back pay of soldiers, aud all just claim! against the Government. Charges moderate, an{ nothing unless claims arc alloved. a. a.aTiLsi B. SISSON, DENTIST, QI¥FAQ MRMANKNTLT LOCATED LIT* Q. city .offershis services to the citlsens of towa anJ vicinity. All work warrated. Ladles waited on ai heir residences, If desired. Teethi nsertedfromone to an entlresett, either means of springs or atmospheric pressure. Osrics.athi«rejldence,ouMarketstrset. 4 F«b.e,lStil. •..r.H'i

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