Newspaper of Evening Star, May 20, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated May 20, 1864 Page 2
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THE EVENING STAR. W. D. WALLA* Hi Editer and Proprietor. WASHINGTON CITY: FRIDAY MAY 30, 1964. EXTRA. GOOD KEW8 FROM SHERMAN. ni3 ARMY AT KINGSTON, GEORGIA. JOE JOHNSTON AGAIN RETREATS SHERMAN AGAIN ADVANCES. HOOKER AND HOWARD AFTER THE ENEMY. EIR GUNS HAMMERING JOHNSTON'S REAR. THE TWO ARMIES IN SIGHT OF EACH OTHER. OEN. J C DAVIS CAPTURES ROME.GEORGIA UNION TROOPS IN FULL POSSESSION. Official Gazette. Washington, May 19, 1.16 p. To Major Crneral Cadtcalader, Philadelphia:?No official report? of military operations have been re ceived by this Department from General Grant or General Butler. Reports from Gen. Sherman's command, dated at Kingston, Georgia, at 2 p.m. to-day, announce that Sherman reached Kingston and encamped last night. This morning he ad vanced upon the enemy, who again retreated. The despatch states, while being written, Hooker's and Howard'6 gnns were hammer ing away at Johnston, and the two armies were in plain sight of each other, two miles east of Kingston. Davis' division, of the Fourteenth Corps, is in possession of Rome. The weather is fine, the roads good, and the country more open, and less mountainous. (Signed) Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. FROM THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. Another Charge of the Second Corps?The first Rebel Line of Earthworks Cap tared?Farther Particulars. (Special deepatch for the Associated Press.] In thb Fikid, May 16.?Another charge has been made by the gallant 2d corps. The posi tion of the different commands was changed. Tuesday night, Hancock marched his men, un der the cover ol darkness, lrom the extreme lefiol the line to the extreme right. About 4 o'clock Wednesday morning the charge was ordered, and tbe Irish Legion, commanded by Colonel Matthew Murphy, led the advance As usual, there was a prelude from the mouths of cannon. Our skirmishers, pushing out into the morning mist, with the roarof the artillery fresh in their ears, met the first line of rebels, who fled to their entrenchments after receiving one volley. There was little or no musketry af'er this until tbe woods were reached. Y irginia bounds in open glades. They are clearing amid the pines, and resemble the fer tile spot; found in deserts. Our troops had to inarch at double quick over two hundred yards of thie level country. On every side ?were pines and cedars, low, dark, secretive. Just outside the margin of timber could be ; teen the first line of rebel earthworks. They were captured. Grape and canister were poured into tbe approaching lines, bat they continued on,steady and unswerving. The Irish Legion became confused after charging eo far and losing so many officers aid men. But the veterans of the 1st and 2d divisions were at band, and, with unabated impetuosity, charged up to the second line ,which was al so taken. Killed.?Major Lawler. fc^th Mass.: Lieut. Fitzsimmons, 170th New York* Jacob Painter, ?'2d Pa.; Wm. A Johnston. 20th Mass. Woanded.?Col. Matthew Murphy, com manding Irish Legion; Lieut. A. Annard, ad 3utant 18th Mass.; Capt. Fleming, 18th Mass : Capt. Covencv, 57th N. Y.: Maj. Karples, 52d N. x.; Capt. Whiting, 53d N. Y.; Capt. Bay-ley, Col. Wm. DeLacy, 161th N. Y., mortally; Capt. A R. Curtis, 20th Mass.; Sergt. Crowley, 2uth 1,1 ass ; Corp'l Jas. Donelly, 20th Mass. Two hours after tbe charge, the batteries en gaged the rebel artillery for half an hour. The practice was sharp on both sides, though but lew were injured. The 1st Pennsylvania ar tillery, and battery B, 4th United States, were firing at intervals all the morning. * A number of guerrillas were discovered in the bouse ef Dr. Reynolds, who resides a short distance from Fredericksburg. They were commanded by a rebel lieutenant Two or three of our men were killed and wounded "near the house before the dangerous viHains were dislodged. The lieutenant was severely wonnded and captured; tbe remainder fled to tbe bush. It is reported iney plundered and murdered every straggler who fell into their hands. The large barn, near the house, was burned, and the dwelling only spapMI because of tbe tears and entreaties of the female occu pants. Dr. Reynolds is a prisoner in our hands. The poeit on of the rebels is strong. I think we will have hard fighting, and continual flanking to do, before reaching Richmond. It may begin at any moment. . Another^ Account. [Correspondence of the Associated Press.j Hiad^cabteeh, May 18, G p. m.?The attack on the enemy's right was to have been made at an early hour this morning, but on examining the ground in that vicinity it was found to be unfavorable for the handling of an army, so the plan was changed, and at 5 o'clock this rnomicg Hancock, supported by the 6th corps en his right and Burnside on tbe left, advanced against the enemy's works. The rifie-pits in front were those which had been abandoned by u , but were filled with rebel sharpshooters, who were soon dislodged and driven through n second line and babind a thick and impene trable abattls, which was of a most formidable nature. On examination, it was deemed best r.ot to attempt charging through this barrier, and tbe troops fell back in good order, although exposed to a galling fire of shells and canister from both flanks. Oar loss in this movement was considerable, being about eight hundred in killed and wounded, among whom were Colonel Murphy, commanding Corcoran Legion, wounded; Lieu tenant Colonel De Lacy, 164th New York vol unteers, in bowels; Major Burns, 155th New York, in bead; Lieutenant Colonel Vander harden, 116th Pennsylvania volunteers, in ahotflder, Major Baker, commanding 39th New York, wounded; and Major Carplee, 52d New York, wonnded. Uurnside's corps was partly engaged, and lo->t of tbe above amount about one fourth. The Corcoran Legion acted like veterans, and kept their ground for over an hour under a yery hot fire. An attack was made by the rebels on the left in the afternoon, where Warren was posted, but our batteries soon drove the enemy back and silenced their<giins. All is now quiet. Mat 19, 9 a. m.?I have just received news that Guinea Station, en the Fredericksburg and Richmond railroad, was entered last night by our ecouta. They captured telegraph ope rator and apparatus, rebel mail, fee. The station was destroyed, besides a large quantity of supplies. The Battle Wednesday. THE ENEMY OUT OF SUPPLIES AND HARD UP. ATTEMPT TO TURN OUR RIGHT FLANK. THE ATTEMPT FRUSTRATED. A CHARGE UPON THEIR LINES. CAPTURE OF THEIR RIFLE TITS. MANY PRISONERS TAKEN. THE DECISIVE BATTLE AT HAND. [Special dispatch to the N. Y. Tribune.] Washington. May 19,12.10 p. m.?Yoarcor reepondent, "Beta," sends the following, dated headquarters Army of the Potomac, May 18, 1 \ p. m.: morning, the desultory skirmish firing, which commenced at daybreak, has grown into a considerable battle. The enemy discovering our changes of position last night, and taking advantage of the same, were found to hare massed all their strength on onr right, design ing, no doubt, one more desperate assault to break our lines and get through to our supply trains. This movement of the foe, of course, occa sioned a reoccupation of our old positions of yesterday morning, and it was here upon our extreme right, and with the 2d and 6th corps, that the struggle has been kept up with more or less severity up to noon to-day. Our troops were advanced to within very close range of their earthworks, when a murderous artillery fire was opened upon us, occasioning us con siderable loss; but our own guns were soon got into position, and, under cover of their fire, we I charged and took tbeir first line of rifle-pits, | capturing a considerable number of prisoners and several of their guns. At the moment of this present writing there I is a cessation of firing along the lines, and the indications are that there will b9 no more fighting before evening or to-morrow. It is estimated that the rebel loss is considerably greater than ours, notwithstanding the mo-? ; mentary advantage of their artillery range ! upon U3. The Vermont Heavy ArtHlery, just arrived, participated in this fight, and is highly com plimented. It is stated that the decisive battle it not u nlikely to be fought right here, and that : within a lew days at furthest. Of the casualties, the report comes in that ! Lieut. Bartlett, 10th Massachusetts, is killed;, Capts. Bigelow and Pearce and Lieuts. (Johell i and Whitney, of the same regiment, wounded; 1 Adjt. Dean, 7th Massachusetts, wounded. These men were of Qen. Estee's 4th brigade, 2d division, 6th corps, and were in the charge. A party of guerrillas got in behind a barn about four miles out from Fredericksburg, on the road to the front, this afternoon, and fired upon a party of our men while at the well One of our men was killed, and three wound ed, when our boys rallied, charge* upon the murderers, killing two, wounded three, aud then burned the building. Guerrilla warfare is fast becoming an unprofitable mode of ware i fare hereabout. Beta. I FROM GEHEBAl BUTLER'S ttBMlf. ! Severe Fight aear *Trt Darling? Particu lars of the Rebel Attack?Butler Chances ! His Position. Bermuda Hundred, May 17?As reported I yesterday, the 'enemy came out of their earth j works around Fort Barling at daybreak yes ! terday morning and charged upon our right wing, but were driven back with heavv loss Immediately they made another charge but with similar results. At the third charge, ; which followed in quick succession, and with greater numbers, onf right wing fell back, and we lost a considerable number of prisoners : also killed and wounded, but your correspon I dent has no estimate as to the number. At the time of the attack there was a dense log, and the enemy was not discernable till close upon us. We however captured about 336 prisoners, and the enemy's loss in killed and wounded was at least three'to onr one Prisorers captured say they were heavilv re informed during the night, but do not know where from. We captured George W. Jones, a son of Senator .Tones, of Tenn.; the Assistant Adju tant General of the rebel General Bushrod Johnscn. We also captured three other Can. tains. v Gen. Gilmore'sposition on the left was at tacked at the same time, also our cen^fre. but at 4 p. m. both held their positions. Gen Giljmore captured fifty prisoners in ad dition to those mentioned. Up to 4 o'clock p. m., Gen. Butler's head quarters, which were close in fiont, had not been unchanged, but owing to the superior numbers of the enemy now confronting us, we ?r/v.bave *? back to our entrenchments. All however is in good order with our armv at present. The rebel ram has not been seen since 10 o clock yesterday. The centre and left wings of our army hold their position, and Gen. Gillmore on the ex treme left is within six and a half miles of Kicbmond. The enemy lost in killed and wounded In the three charges they made from one thousand to fifteen hundred men, whilst our loss in killed and wounded was very slight. Later. Gen. Butler having learned that the enemv was heavily reinforced, and by the arrival of a courier having ascertained that Gen. Kautz's 1 cavalry had succeeded in their mission in de- j stroymg the railroad bridge over the Appomat- ' tox river and several miles of the Danville railroad, also the dams, locks and embank ">e ?anal fading into Richmond, decided to fall back lrom Fort Barling, and bv Monday evening our army had safely arrived behind our new line of entrenchments, in per fect order, with the exception of Gen. Heck * brigade, which was "badly disorganized and the General captured. This brigade formed the extreme right wine and here the enemy made their attack with great desperation, driving back tie brigade nearly two miles with overwhelming nnmbers, and capturing a large number of prisoners Many were also killed and wounded? Three of our siege guns are reported to have fallen into the enemy's hands, the horses being killed. The guns are said to have been spiked. At present it is impossible to give a correct estimate of our losses. Stragglers are con stantly coming in. We have no doubt lost F10?, Prisoners than the pnemy, but their loss in killed and wounded is twicjt as great as ?urs, as our men were protecte<P^>y entrench ments. Several of Longstreet's men were captured, who stated that his whole force was co opera ting with Beauregard. Rather an improbable story. One great object of Gen. Butler's advance against Fort Darling has certainly been ac complished?that of attracting the attention of the rebel forces in this vicinity away from the operations of our cavalry under Gen. Kautz, whilst they have been destroying the enemy's communications south of Richmond. [Correspondence New York Herald.) HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, in the 11 eld. May 17?Qen. Butler received a Richmond paper dated 16tb, which acknowl edges that Lee met with a defeat on Thursday, and states that "the slaughter was terrific; no particulars are known." The paper adds that Jeff Davis received a dispatch from Lee which has been kept secret. Gen. Kautz's cavalry have struck the Dan ville Railroad and Mattox Station and burned the bridge over the Appomattox river. He is I now moving on Roanoke Station, with the in tention of dmtroving the great iron bridge over the Staunton river. This is the first positive intelligence we have received from Kautz. About 6W) rebel prisoners were captured. Many of them were taken in the fog, before they were aware that they were in the midst 0troops. Major T. P. Branch, chief of staff of Geueral Ransom, rode into our line in the fog and wits captured. 4 The rebei works built to defend approaches to Richmon d, on the south side of the river, are Immense. They are splendid works of art, and succeed each other, circle after circle, com mencing at Kingsland creek and passing above Richmond. At dark the order was issued to retire, and before midnight the troops were all behind their intrenchments, north of the Appomattox. Our loss is very heavy, numbering perhaps two thousand five hundred killed, wounded and prisoners. The rebel loss was probably greater, as they were badly cut up by both Heekman and Wistar, and were subjected to an unmerciful shelling by the artillery. General Heekman was reported captured: but I am happy to say that he was only missing lor a time, and is now with the remnant of his valiant command. About one third of Heck roan s force succeeded in cutting their way out by the assistance which had arrived to them. General Sheiridan's forces started on a raid around Richmond yesterday afternoon, after refreshing their horses. The cavalry will keep the railroad communication to Richmond cut for a while. nf"g=?8UNtiAY. At 3 o'clock, Mrs. L. Smith will 'r I" J?T?r Capitol grounds under the influence of the Father of Love, who desires to encourage all that the war is essec i;al to future prosperity?that liberty will brinj; about the Mil leneum. my 2>-2t* |T*3^OF PYTI1 IAS-WASHINGTON LK3 LODOK No. 1.?Officers and members of this Lodge are hereby notified to assemble in the nngarraternal visit to Franklin LoAge'No^.? WOODRUFI? W. C. " R. Tucona, Scribe, my 13-2t* nrS=?FAIR AND PBSTIVAL- Tbe Fair and Festival of the Foundry M. E. Church Sr?kertMlik will continue another bafiVirth?'irP^f--1? ?^rai?Ln* fundB towards S^p?',S,?.iVr.ni5h!VS" ;?>;?<? mohday btmiko.'i .V**??- tbe president, will preside, sup ported br the pastors of the actual churches Sf toe Cityi Addresses will be delivered by Bev. Dr Taylor corresponding secretary of the American Bible Society, and by Rev. Dr. SawtelC* delegate of the 1. 8. Christian Comission, and probably by otherR The President and Mrs. Lincoln have intim?tari their intention to be present. ""mated A choir embracing some of the best musical tal ent in the city will lead tlfe <nging. The public are cordially invited. Htv. Dr. Taylor will also, on invitation, deliver an appropriate discourse in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Sabbath morning. Hi ftUU<?3. j?;c, Municipal Election?Candidates, &c. npwr-NOTICE.?The loyal voter* of the Sixth ILjc Ward, who are in favorof John H. Semmes for Mayor ef Washington. a-e requested to meet at the hall of the Anacostia Engire Company on FRI DAY EVENING. May 2 th, at 7>? o'clock, my 19 2t* ur INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE. SECOND WARD. For Aldfrman? toy 3) te* GEORGE T. RAUB, {V^ SEVENTH WARD UNCONDITIONAL UNION TICKET. For Mayor? RICHARD WALLACH. For Aldermah? CROSBY S. NOTES. Fop. Common CorxciL? H. W. HAMILTON, Jk OTHO BOSWELL. W myj? te JOHN H. D. RICHARDS. nr?4 s ECOND WARD UNCONDITIONAL LL5 UNION TICKET. For Mayor? RICHARD WALLACH For Alderman? J. RUSSELL BARR. For. Common CorNciL? SAMUEL W. OWEN, WM. PETTIBONE, my 2fi-co8t* SAMUEL A. PEUQH. nHir*SEVENTH WARD. FOR RE-ELECTION UNCONDITIONAL UNION CANDIDATE FOR ASSESSOR. my!7-4tV;- PETER HEPBURN'. |Y3=? UNCONDITIONAL INION TICKET. LL? FIRST WARD. For Mayor? RICHARD WALLACH. For Alderman? JOHN B. TURTON. For Common Cocncil? JAMES KELLY, H. C. WILSON, JOHN A. RHEEM. For Assessor? my 16-te* THOMAS H. DONOHUE. kj: TYWFOURTH WARD INDEPENDENT UNION LL? TICKET. For Mayor?? JOHN H. SEMMES, For Alderman? JAMES ENGLISH. For CommoitCouncil? W. M. MoORE. ELIJAH EDMONSTON. G. M. WIGHT. [Intel., Repub., Chron. & Con. Union.] my 16-te SEVENTH WARD UNCONDITIONAL UNION TICKET. For Mayor? . JOHN H. SEMMES. Fop. Alderman? PETER M. PEARSON. For Common Council? JOHN G. DUDLEY. W. T. WALKER, GEO. WRIGHT. For Assessor? JOHN H. BIRD. my 16-W* fV2=? FOURTH WARD UNCONDITIONAL liof UNION TICKET. For Mayor? RICHARD WALLACH. For Alderman? J NO. P. PEPPER. For Common Cornell.? A8BURYLLOYD. JOSEPH FOLLAN8BEE. my 12 MICHAEL LARNER. ITlr* INDEPENDENT UNION CANDIDATE LL3 FOR MAYOR, JOHN H. SEMMES. ap 29 te ?UNCONDITIONAL UNION TICKET. ? w fifth ward. For Mayor? RICHARD WALLACH. For Alderman? CHAS. I. CANFIELD. For Common Council? WM. P. FERGUSON, JAMES B. DAVIS, _ J. B. WARD. For Assessor? B. F. DYER. may 6-3w* THIRDi WARD?JUNE ELECTION.-Th* unconditional Union voters of the Third Ward will support the following ficftet at the ap proaching municipal election, viz ? ForMayor RICHARD WALLACH. Fob Alderman? * JOSEPH F. BROWN, Fob Common Council? NO-BLE D. LARNER. THOMAS A. STEPHENS, JOHN W. SIMS. For Assessor JAMES P cKEAN ap 23 tf rv"5=?THIRD WARD? JUNE ELECTION.?Th* IL3 unconditional Union voters of th? Third w ard will support the following ticket at the J une election : For Matof? RICHARD WALLACH. For Alderman? ALEXANDER R. SHEPHERD. Fob Common Council? N. D. LARNER, JOB W. ANGUS, JOHN W. SIMS. ap 23-te A RARE CHANCE FOR A PERSON JUST GO ,T*? SHOW OASES; also, two COL NTERS. suitable for a niilliner or a fancv store. Also, a lot of FRENCH FLOWERS, which will be sold cheap. my 20-3t* J^ICEN3ES TO BE RENEWED. . Collector's Office, I Lmtid States Internal R>venue, D. C,5 . Washington. May 19.13'iJ. I Persons in business in the District ofColumbia are hereby notified tlrat all licenses under the Lnited States Excise law expired May 1, 18H. mii>1 jnust be renewed before June 1st. ortherwitfe the penalties prescribed by law will be enforced ? ? . L CLEPHANE, <*. Collector for Distric t of Columbia, my 2ii-6t Office 469 Seventh at., near F. T1^18 I* T?.GIV? NOTICE, That the subscri - ? ber has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Washington county, in the District of Columbia, letters of administrHtion c. t. a. on the personal es tate of James Britt,late of Washington city, D. C.. Al* Persons harini? plauao???!iint tne Faifl deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same* with the vouchers thereof, to the subscriber, on or before the 17th day of May next: they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of the said estate. ; Given under my hand this 17th day of May. A. D. 1864. ROBERT BRITT, iny 2?'-law3w* Administrator c. t. a. pROPOBALS FOR FUEL. Quartermaster's Office. U. 8. M. C., / a? n , Washington, May 18.l*>4.j .-fi Pr?P"fials will he received at this office until Wednesday, the 2?d day of June. lrt'?. at 2 o clock p. m., for supplying WOOD and COAL to tne l>. 8 Marines at Washington. D. C.. from 1st July, 1864. to 3"th June, 186."). . The Wood to be good merchantable oak. and to be delivered, piled, measured and inspected at such points within the walls of the Marine Bar racks as may be designated by the Commanding Marine Ollicer, free of expense to the Unite<1 States. The Coal to be best white ash anthracite ecg coal, fret from dust, and to weigh 2,2*1 lbs. to the ton; to be weighed, inspected and delivered at such points within the walls of the Marine Bar racks as may be designated by the Commanding Marine Oflicer. free of expense to the United States ; and both Wood and Ooal to be furnished at such times and in such quantities as the said Commanding Marine Officer may require. Payments will be made upon the quarterly requi sitions of the commanding officer, stating the quantities required for the use of his command, agreeably to regulations. A guaranty, to be signed by two responsible per sons whose responsibility must be certified to by U. 8. District Attorney, or L . S. Collector, must accompany each proposal, otherwise it will not be considered. To be indorsed '"Proposals for Fuel." and ad dressed to the undersigned. W. B. SLACK. my i>>-law4w Major and Quartermaster. PROPOSALS FO& FLOUR. Office Depot Commissary 0/ Subsistence, I o . n Washington. D. C , May 19.1864. f Bkaled Proposals are invited until the 3'th of Slay, at 12 o'clock m.. for furnishing the Sub sistence Department with EIGHT THOUSAND (HJ)00) BARRELS OF FLOUR. The proposals will be for what is known at this Depot as Nob. 1.2and 3, and bids will be entertained for any quantity less than the whole. Bids must he in duplicate, and for each grade on separate sheets of paper. The Flour to be fresh ground, and delivered in new oak barrels, head lined. The delivery of the Flour to commence within five days from the opening of the bids, and in such auantities, daily, as the Government may direct; elivered at the Government warehouse in George town, at the wharves or railroad depot in Wash ington, D. C. The delivery of all Flonr awarded to be com pleted within twenty days from the opening of the Payment will be made in certificates of indebt edness, or snch other funds as the Government mav have for disbursement. The usual Government inspection will be made Just before the Flour is received, and none will ha accepted which is not fresh groand. An oath of allegiance must aceompany the bid of each bidder who has not the oatfc on file in this office, and no bid will be entertained from parties who have previously failed to comply withtheir bids, or from bidders sot present to respond Government reserves the right to reject any bid for any cause. Bids to be addressed to the undersigned, at No 223 G street, endorsed " Proposals for Flour " ' ? 8. O.GREENE' my ^0-td. Captain and C. 8. V. MR. M. WILLIAN WILL BE THANKFUL TO . any surgeons or officers in charge of hospitals thei^care1 ?n ?f *n> woun<*ed Hungarians under mr 1 *3t' 336 PennaL avt?ue. ADIES AND GENTLEMEN WISHING PLAIN SEWING done, Machine Stitching and also Gentlemen 's Shirts made to order can be accommodated by calling at MRS. MILLS' No 17 3 2d street west, between B and C, onnosite Harnden's Express Office. myjT-iw* WCARCE AND DESIBABLR A MISSES AND CHILDREN'8 BLACK BILK 8ACQUE8, BLACK 8ILK CIRCULARS. BLACK BILK MANTILLAS AKd CLOTH 8ACQUES AND CIRCULARS N. B. All sizes. >At MAXWELL'S Cloak and Mantilla Store. 32B Pa. ay my 18-6t between 9th and loth sts. FOR SALE?One gr od shifting too BUGGY and aet of single harness; in perfect order. Price fl25. Apply between ilie hours of 9 a. m. and 13 m.. auSS 1 sUest, ?ipt. m u?* i O'CLOCK F. BL Latest fi-om the Frpnt. WE nOLD THE W0RK3 CAPTURED BY THE IRISH LEGION ON WEDNESDAY. GRANT TO MOVE FORWARD THIS MORNING. A messenger who left Gen. Grant's Head quarters at 4 p. m. yesterday reports that we held the works yesterday which were taken the day before by the Irish Legion, and that all was quiet?no firing being heard from any part of the line?bnt that it was expected that we would again push forward this morning. CHEERING NEWS FROM THE FRONT. ''We hare information through a gentleman whom we know to be entirely reliable, who left Meade's headquarters last evening, that Gen. M. a few minutes before his departure, stated to him that our entire loss In the en gagement of the day before was about five hundred in killed, wounded, missing, and stragglers, which latter include the few pris oners taken by the rebels. This estimate ol General M.'s did not in clude Burnside's losses, which (according to information leaving the front a few hours after our informant started) amounted to one-fourth of the whole loss, bringing our loss up to six hundred and fifty, all told. General Meade was entirely satisfied with the'result of the day's movement, as while securing for ub the indispensible information concerning the Rebels' position and force it was designed to obtain, we inflicted a much larger loss in killed, wounded and prisoners, than we incurred. The information obtained by the movement, doubtless caused some changes in the pro gramme for yesterday. There was no fighting of moment yesterday, though it is highly probable that a heavy ac tion has taken place to-day. The Third Division of the Fifth Corps had some fighting yesterday in a reconnoissance of the rebel works beyond itoe Po river, and lost some in killed and wounded. The Division subsequently rejoined the main army. , THE BOGrs PROCLAMATION-MORE AR RESTS OF TELEGRAPH OPERATORS. The manager and operators in charge of the afl$ce of the Independent Telegraph Line at Pittsburg, Pa., numbering five in all, have been arrested. They arrived in this city yes terday, under guard, and were committed to the Old Capitol. The superintendent, manager, and superin ten<?ent of repairs, and five operators of the same line, arrested at Philadelphia, reached here this morning, and were consigned to the same quarters. ARRI1AL OF WOl NDUIk OFFICERS. The Argo arrived here this lorenoon from Belle Plain, having on beard a number of wounded officers of the Irish brigade, among whom was Col. Murphy. M3T From Scott & Co., the New York pub lishers, we have the "Westminster Revi'io, (for April,) containing articles on the Upper Nile, Strikes and Industrial Co-operation, the Abo lition of Religious Tests, Death Punishment, New Zealand, Taine's History of English Lit erature, the Philosophy of Roger Bacon, and Cotemporary Literature ?Qr- From the publisher, J. T. Lloyd, New York, we have a copy of Lloyd's excellent to pographical map of Georgia CONGRESSIONAL. XXXVIIIth OONGRE88.?FIRST 818SIOU, Senate.?Mr. Hale presented a petition from John Ericsson, builder of the two monitors. Dictator and Puritan, praying relief; which was granted. Mr. Foster, from the Committee on Pensions, reported back the House bill for the relief of Julia A. Ames, widow of a sergeant of the 6th Massachusetts Infantry, killed in Baltimore on the Huh of April, lfeCl. It gives Her the usual pension of $6 per month. The bill was ren dered necessary because ot the regiment not Having been mustered into the United States service at the time of its passage through Bal timore. It was at once passed. Mr. Wilson introduced a joint resolution to authorize the President to call out men by drait for one year, as follows: That the President of the United States is hereby authorized, on and after the passage of this resolution, to call eut, for a period not exceeding one year, such number of men as the exigencies of the service may require, accord ing to the provisions of the act approved March 3, 1863, entitled "An act lor enrolling and call ing out the national forces, and for other pur poses," and the act approved February 24,1-64, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act for enrolling and calling out the national forces, and for other purposes."' Referred to the Committee on Military Affairs. Mr. Collamer called up the bill to authorize the establishment of ocean mail steamship ser vice between the United States and Brazil, the pending question being on the amendment of Mr. "W ilkinson to carry on a contract between the Government of Venezuela and certain cit izens of New York for a semi-monthly line from that city to La Guayra and other Ven ezuelan ports, touching at St. Thomas, the United States to pay ?40,000 per annum for the mails, &c. Mr. Wilkinson said if we were to establish a line with the slave empire of Brazil, we ought also to embrace this opportunity of extending our commerce with the free republic of Vene zuela. Mr. Collamer urged, as heretofore, that this bill for Brazil should stand alone, and depre cated this bringing of the slavery subject into every question. The amendment was rejected, and after some further debate on the general merits of the measure, it was laid over. Horss.?Hon. E. C. Ingersoll was introduced by Hon. E. B. Washburne, and took the neces sary oath before entering upon his seat as the successor of the late Hon. Owen Lovejoy. The House passed a number of private bUls. Mr. Holman, of Indiana, introduced a reso lution?that when the House adjourn to-day it be to Monday, in order that the members may have Jeisnre to visit wonnded officers and sol diers from their respective districts and see that they are properly cared for. Mr. Spalding moved to amend by saying to visit their female acquaintances, etc. daugh ter.1 This was declared to be out of order. Tne resolution, as introduced by Mr. Hol man was passed, yeas 75, nays 49. Mr. Webster, of Maryland, from the Com mittee of Conference oik the disagreeing amend* menu to the bill establishing a territorial gov ernment for Montaho, made a report, which he explained, namely:?The Senate had amended it, so as to allow colored persons to vote, but the report confined suffrage to white male citi zens of the United States, and those who have declarej^heir intention to become such. The ifPrt was concurred in, yeas 102, nays 26. FROM RICHMOND. The Rebel Press on Grant's Campaign? Everything Staked on the Issue???If Grant Wins in Virginia* he Wins Every* .thing. Fobtkeps Monroe, May 17.?The Richmond Examiner of the 12th inst. contains the follow ing : ?? Goldsbobo', May 9.?The expedition to Newbern returned on Sunday morning. We captured sixty-three prisoners. Oar loss was slight." The Examiner says: ??The enemy havevconcentrated ia Virginia. If beaten here he is beaten everywhere. If ht wins here he v>int everything. " The war might continue, the Confederacy might possibly survive?fcuf if Virginia it loit, the present Confederate organisation will not pro bqbly survive. " Heaven and earth now call on the govern ment to bring up all the troops at its command. "The whole number of Union offioers in \ Libby Pri?9C o? the nth fM twenty-nine," TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. A Brilliant Victory by Gen. Avrrill nrar Wjtfceville, Ya., over the Rebel Gen. Sam Jones. ^ CAPTURE Of GUNS. * DESTRUCTION OF THE RAILROAD NEAR CHRISTIAN BURG BV AVERILL. Philadelphia, May 20.?Cincinnati papers contain an interesting despatch from Gauley Bridge. West Virginia, giving an account of a brilliant victory by Gen. Ave rill on the right ot the main body of Crook's army. On the 10th Averill reached a point within four miles of Wytheville where he encoun tered the enemy, four thousand strong, under Qen. Sam Jones, and fcught them four hours, driving them?killing and wounding many and capturing some prisoners. Under cover of darkness the enemy retreated. Our loss was one hundred and twenty killed and wounded and none missing. Near Blacksburg (Jen. Averill commenced destroying the railroad, which was most effec tually done toa point four miles east of Chris tiansburg. At the latter place a small force of the enemy hastily left, leaving two three-inch guns, which fell into our hands. THE PIRATE ALABAMA AND OTHER CONFEDERATE eiRATES PREPAR ING FOR A DEMONSTRATION UPON OUR NORTHERN COAST. Philadelphia, May 20.? The Evening Bulletin has the following:?A letter from an officer on an American war vessel contains the following important information : ??It has been known to us threugh Confed erate naval officers that the Alabama was coming here, and that the combined Confede rate pirates are to make a demonstration on our northern coast as soon as they can get ready. "The detention of the Rappahannock and non-arrival ol the Alabama here postponed it for over a month. This comes direct from Conlederate officers aboard the vessels, througtt spies." ELECTION OF RISHOPS, &e. Philadelphia, May 20.?The following ad ditional Bishops have .just been elected by the General Methodist Episeopal Conference :? D. W. Clark, of New Turk; E. Thompson of Olio; and Calvin Kingsley, of Erie. The following have also been elected:?D. D. Wbeldon, of New York, Editor of Quarterly Review; Daniel Wise, of Providence, Editor of Sunday School Advocate: Dr. J. P. Durbin, of Philadelphia, Missionary Seeretary; and C. E Harris, of Ohio, Assistant Secretary of Mis sionary Society. THE DRAFT IN KENTUCKY. Paducah, Ky., May 20.?The draft for McCracken county was made yesterday; 512 names were drawn, among them many mer chants and business men of Paducali. There was considerable excitement, but no disturbance. The military lines are closed to prevent per sons drawn from leaving. The names for Graves county are b?ing drawn to day. Lexington county is to be drawn on Monday. * A NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT KILLED. Philadelphia, May 20.?The Cincinnati Commercial has the following announcement: Shanks, correspondent of the New York Herald, lost bis lite at Resaca. The private telegram communicating this intelligence says he was killed instantly in Logan breastworks on Sunday. THE FIGHTING ON JAMES RIVER. THE ENEMY REPULSED IN A MIDNIGHT ATTACK ON BUTLER. [Dispatch to Philadelphia Inquirer.] Bermuda Hundred, May IS.?The Director of Transportation of Wounded informs me that nearly five thousand ef our men were cap tured, wounded and killed on Monday. Near ly the whole of Heckman's brigade are either killed, wounded or missing. Our forces have fallen back to within five miles of this place. They are no longer menacing Fort Darling. A Midnight Attack by the Rebels. Bermuda Hundred, Ya., May is.?About twelve o'clock last night the rebels made a demonetatior on our front, which lasted until about three o'clock this morning. The scene of the engagement was about a mile and a half lrom General Gillmore's headquarters. The rebels retreated, badly whipped, leaving a large number of dead on the ground. We had but three killed and fonr wounded. The rebels were thoroughly punished for their temerity. Bermuda Hundred, May 16.?The army now occupies the old position, the one which it first took about five miles beyond. It is no longer in front of Fort Darling. MASSACHUSETTS STATE CONVEN. TION. President Lincoln Sustained and Endorsed ?Speech of Wendell Phillips Against his Renemination. Boston, May lit.?The Union State Conven tion met to-day, and elected Gov. Andrew, Wm. Claflin and James T. Robinson delegates at large to the National Convention. Wrendell Phillips made his first appearance in a political convention, and spoke at length in opposition to the renomination of Abraham Lincoln. The voice of the convention, how ever, was emphatically against him, and the following resolution was unanimously adop ted: Resolved, That the integrity, firmness, wis dom and humanity exhibited by the President of the United States during three years of his Administration entitles him to the cordial and continued support of the people of the Repub lic, and that at the present time no person can be so fully commended by experience and per sonal character as a candidate for the next Presidency, as Abraham Lincoln. Death ef Nathaniel Hawthorne. Boston, May 19.?Natnaniel Hawthorne, the author, died this morning at Plymouth, N. H. He was stopping at Plymouth in the course of a journey for the benefit of his health, and was in company with ex-President Franklin Pierce. He had been suffering with general debility for some time, but retired to bed last night as well as usual. At 3 o'clock this morn ing, however, he was found dead in his bed by ex-President Pierce. LOCAL NEWS. The Hackmen.?The Chron tele of this morn ing has an article in regard to what it terms the "extortions practiced by hackmen" upon strangers visiting the city, and says tjiey (the hackmen) are in the habit of chargmg "from four to ten times the legal rates." This, we apprehend, is only one side of the story. There are doubtless some black sheep amongst the hackmen, as well as amongst all other classes of the community, but as a whole the hackmen of Washington are a respectable, industrious, law-abiding set of men; and as we do not hear - that any of them have retired upon fortunes made by tbttr "extortions," we conclude that if they earn a decent livelihood in these times, (horse-feed being quite donble what it was five years ago,) it is quite as much as they do real ize. The hackmen complain of "impositions" continually practiced by strangers upon them, mch as bilking the2a of their fare after hours of hard service; engaging them for extra jobs and then, not needing their service, declining to pay them for the detention, &c., See. Indeed, the hackmen claim that the imposition busi ness is quite on the other leg. The Rateb op Pat inth? Navv Yart>.? In the rates of pay given to.the workmen in the Navy Yard, published In the Star, we stated tha* the helpers in the blacksmith's depart ment were receiving S2.25 per day, which is erroneous, that rate being given to fourth?class workmen. The rate for helpers and laborers in the Yard is ?2, Si .75 and $1.50 per day. We learn that the highest rates of pay given In the iron-foundry per day is S2.74 instead of S3, as stated. . Dead.?The obituary notioes announce the death of two yenerable and esteemed citizens Mr- Michael Shank and Mr. Eleazer Ltndsley. Both were lor many years of their lives en gaged In business on Pennsylvania avenue, (the latter for some forty years,) anq, both h?4 retirtd on (i competence, Mattirs ik OEottoETpw^?business is not as lively as it has been at tttne? within the month. The canal is (loins little comparative ly. the boats still holding back on toe upper canal in consequence of the waters which con tinues high. The only arrivals since yesterday were the M. B. Bramhall and Rofct. P. Getty, with coal fort he Cumberland C. A I.Oo, Mollle Mack, do. to the Borden Co., and John Hum bert, do. to Hieston Co. The departures were the John Mills, with fish and salt to Edwards Ferry, and four other boats light for rations points. fort of Georgetown.?Cleared?Schr's R >ss W inane. Cade, Havre de Qraoe; Richmond, Small, Bath; O. L. Brown, Vallandigham, Annamessex; North Carolina, Tull, do ; l? L. Ballard, Ford, do.; Lamartine, Johnson, Fair Haven, Mass.; J. T. Riley, Meredith, Deal's Island; J. Paine, Mayo, Boston; Mary Eliza beth, Sterling, Annameseex; Kate, Raynor, Pautnxeht. Sloop Native, Evans, Annames sex. Steamer Baltimore, I^ewis, New York. M P C ?LOVER? OP SPORT ON DECK. ? There rill be a rat-killing match next 8ATUR LY EVENING, May 21at, at )>)< o'clock, at the Green House. No. 199 G street, between isth an 1 19th streets. A large number of rata on hand. Gen tlemen desirous of entering their dogs can do so by applying to the manager on the evening of the sport. my 2''-2f Anotick. LL PERSONS Indebted to the undersigned wi 1 please call and settle their accounts, my 2o- eo6t MURRAY A SEMMK3. F0UN6?On n;y premises, a small BAY IIOR8K. The owner is requested to come, pay damages and take him away. JOHN MeNAMARA, (>24 Mass. av. bet. North Capitol st. and my 2 '-3t* New Jersey avenue. ?QA REWARD ?Stolen from the stable of Mrs. Hohlayer. on the morning of the Ifith May, 18T>-4, a small BAY MARK, about ten hands hiirh; white face; a saddle gall on her back; on the side of buck few grey hairs left from an old f ore. I will ?rive the above reward for her delivery to n>e at Mrs. Bohlayer's, corner Oth and I streets. Navy Yard my 20 3t* [ADAME AHOLTAB WOULD MOST RE [ sppctfu'ly say to her friends and to the public generally that she is again prepared to read to all those who require it, the Past. Present and Future, she having removed from house No. 60 A street south, Capitol Hill, to house No 227 sween 6th and 7th streets. Island. my 2n-3t Carriages: ~ a ~a CHAISES, CABB. Ac. Just received a very large and splendid assort ment of CHILDREN'S CARRIAGES. ' CABS. Ac.. which we at^runningoff atremarkahlr^pw^rices. my 20-2w 369 7th St., bet I and K [ Alex. Gazette and Journal. 1 URE SODA WATER, WITH FRUIT AND CREAM SIRUPS. Drawn from MARBLE FOUNTAINS. At WM. A. GRAY'S. Northeast corner Massachusetts av. my 20-5t* and 4th street. ARl'ETS! CARPETS \ OILCLOTHS! MATTING8 ! MATTINGS 1 AT BONTZ A GRIFFITH'S, 3 6 9 SEVENTH STREET, IilTVKE.N I AND K STREETS. tUT SIGN OF TI1E HIGH AWNING. my 2 '-6t rsi NOTICE. 1 HERE Will be a meeting of all the housekeep ers of the District of Columb'a at BONTZ A GRIFFITH'S HOUSE FURNISHING ESTABLISHMENT, 369 7th street, bttitHen I and K sts., to examine their immense stock of FURNITURE. CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, MATTINGS. And HOUSEFURXISHING GOODS in general, which they are selling at less prices than they can be bought for at the manufactories. They also make a discount of 10 per cent, on a!! bills of #51' and upwards. SIGN OF THE HIGH AWNING. BONTZ & GRIFFITH. 369 8eventh street. my2f'-f?t [ Alex. Ga7. A Jour.l bet. I and K sm. An elegant STOCK OF GOODS. The subscribers have now in store a roost superb stock of DRESS GOODS of every desirable fabric, and the greater part of them having been pur chased at the late large sales made in New York and Philadelphia by one of our firm, we are ena bled to offer a great many desirable articles at a very moderate price; and we really do not think purchasers do themselves justice if thev fail to examine our stock and prices before purchasing. We name in part a few very desirable goods for mourning, which are scarce. and having a large stock on hand, we are selling theru under the mar ket price : Lupin's Black Crape Maret, 2 yards wide Lupin's Black Bange, 2 yards wide Lupin's Black Worsted Grenadine. 2 yards wide Fine Black All wool Lama Cloth. 2 yards wide Single width Crape Maret and Worsted Grena dines Lupin's best quality Shalley Lupin's best FlorentiBe, of the best quality Twenty-five pieces Lupin's Black Bombazines Fifty pieces Black Alpacas from 53 cent* to #1.5' Fifty pieces Black and White Dress Goods in striped and check Grenadines Striped and Cheeked Morambiques Bla'-k and White Ginghams of superior quality Plain Black Organdies and Jaconets All-wool Black and White Mousselines Plain Black Delaines, in single and double widths English Crape Veils in all qualities, and in the assortment are some of the finest we have ev?r seen Black English Crape, by the yard, in all quali ties. ALSO JUST OPENED? ,1,o8t choice assortments of COLORED DRESS GOODS ever offered in this market, com prising one of the most elegant stocks of silks to be found this side of New York : I"'pieces beautiful Grenadines, Florentines, and Silk Tissues. loo pieces 3-1 and (!-? Mozambiques in all of the most desirable colors in use. ALSO ON HAND A splendid stock of SPRING C'ASSIMF.RE*. suit able for Gents'and Boys" wear, which we are selling exceeding cheap,compared with the price* charged elsewhere. One price only. All goods marked in plain figures at tlie lowest cash price. W. M. SHUSTER A BRO.. No. 38. opposite Center Market. my 2u-co6tif between 7th and 8th streets, Y W. L. WALL A CO., Auctioneers, ? S. W. corner Pa. av. and 9th st. CROCKWARE AND GLASS WARE AT AUCTION On SATURDAY MORNING, 21st instant, at HJ o'clock, we will sell, at the Auction Rooms, an as sort merit of Crockware and Chassware. Terms cash. my 2i -It WM. L. WALL A CO., Aucts. B B Y J. C. McGUIRE AfCO., Auctioneers. BAROUCHE AND CARRYALL AT AUCTION. On 10-M0RR0W (Saturday) MORNING. Jlst or May. at li o'clock, in front of the Auction Rooms, we shall fell? 1 Family Carriage or Rarouche for one Horse. 1 Square body Carryall, with pole shafts. Terms cssh, my.2i'-lt J. C. McGCIRB A CO. Aocts. B Y W.L. WALLA CO., Auctioneers. STOCK OF GROCERIES AT AUCTION. On MONDAY MORNING, May $>. commencing at 10 o'clock, we will sell, at the store of Messrs. Fenwick A Co., Island Hall, earner Virginia avej nue and ith street, their entire stock of Groceries, Liquors, and good will, the Store fcr rent, ana can be had on a l?ase. and rent very low. inquire of the Auctioneers. The stock is fresh, and compri ses? White and Brown Sugars, Teas, OolVees, Flcur. Whiskey- Wines, Tobacco, Segars, Canned Fruits, and Condiments. Woodeu, Earthern. and Tin ware. G assware. Pepprr, Starch, Spices, Together with a variety of articles usually kept in a well selected retail Grocery Store. ALSO, We will sell, at 12 o'clock precisely. Horse, Wagon, and Harness, Terms:?All sums nnder cash, over that amount, a credit of thirty and sixty dayi, for note* satisfactorily endorsed, bearing interest. my.20 d W. L. WALL A CO., Aucts. j?Y J. 0. MoGUIRE A CO., Auctioneers. EXCELLENT STOCK OFGROCBRIBB,LIQUORS. TOBACCO AND SEGARS, AN D FRAME STORK BUILDING AT PUBLIC AUCTION. On TUESDAY MORNING, May J4th, at l> o'clock, at the store corner Fourteenth and 1. streets, we shall sell, the entire stock in trade comprising? Sugars, Coffees. Teas. Syrups, Soaps of various kinds. Spices, Starch, Candler, Hams, Fish, Flour, Ac., Ac., Tubs, Buckets. Brooms, Brushes, Cigars, Tobacco, Snuff, A fine stoek of Liquors, principally in wood, com prising'superior Rye Whiskey, Brandy, ttin. Rum. Blackberry and Gin?rer Brandy, Port, Sherry and Madeira Wipes, Ac., Ac. Store fixtures. Counter Scales, Ac., Ac. at 12 o'clock, m. The Frame Store Building. 2<i by 28, with an add^ lion 16 by ?, to be removed within three 4aya afWr L^fre sale. ^ ^nv>r.2Q-d 8 J. O- MaOPIEE A QO. Aucfr, pAVALRY HORSES WANTED. Wab Catal,it ?m^ao, ) Qfite of Chief Q**rteT,.inmr, > Wasbinocoh, D. C., May 18th. i+>4.\ THREE THOUSAN043,000)HORSES WANTED. One hundred and sixty-five (J 166) dollars per head will be paid for all ? win v* CATALRY HORSES delivered within the next thirty (3ft) days at the Government stables at Gieeboro, D. C. g&id horses to be sound in all particulars, not less than five (6) nor more ,9{,Tfariol!j> f.-om fifteen to sixteen bands high, full in flesh, compactly bnilt, bridle wise, and of sue suHcient These specifications will be strictly adhered to and rigidly enforced in every particular. Payment mad. on delivery^seven^and over. mylS-lm Ll.ul. Col. ..a

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