Newspaper of Evening Star, August 16, 1864, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated August 16, 1864 Page 2
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IBB EVENING STAR. W. O. WALLACH, Ed iter and Proprietor. WASHINGTON CITY*. TUESDAY. 16, Wi. EXTRA. IMPORTANT FROMJAMES RIVER. The Sfctnd Corps at Work?Severn Cannon and Fire Hand red Prisoners Cnptured? Oar Troops Hold a Position within Two Miles of Fort Darling. The mail boat Keyport, Capt. Talbert, ar liTed this morning with mails and passengers Irom City Point. Sbe reports that the movement of the 2d corps np the J ames river, on Saturday night, resulted in the routing of a large Rebel foroe at Dntcta Gap, and the capture of over 500 prisoners and 7 pieces of artillery. The position occupied by the enemy is said to have t>een a strong one, and is now occupied by our troops, who are able to hold it. The Keyport took down from Bermuda Hun dred to Fortress Monroe over 100 prisoners Irom this figbt, about 40 of whom claim to be deserters. There was but little hard fighting done, Hancock accomplishing his end by skill. inl maneuvering and a surprise, and conse? quently our loss was small, it being estimated at less than 100. Previous to the movement up river the troops were placed upon transports, and moved down ostentatiously to below Harrison's Landing, thus completely deceiving the rebels, who at once supposed the siege of Petersburg and Richmond was being raised. Under cover of the night the troops were turned up river again, and the result was a complete surprise ot the enemy. Our troops have now gained, it is said, an important position within two miles of Fort Darling. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. THE McCOOK RAID. Capture of 1,000 Prisoners, Including Gen. Ross and 7 0 Other Officers?Johnson Threatening Henderson. Ky., with a Cavalry Force?Gnnboats Prepared to Receive Them. Louisville, August 15.?We learn from officers of the -."id Indiana cavalry, that in the late raid McCook started out with 2,200 men, entirelv independent of Stoneman. He cap tured and destroyed 400 wagons, over 3,000 mules and horses, and an immense quantity of quartermaster and commissary stores. They also destroyed the railroad and telegraph at Palmetto and both sides of Palmetto station. He captured 1,000 prisoners, of which 72 were commissioned officers, including Gen. Ross and most of bis Tennessee brigade. McCook was surrounded near Newman, by Wheeler, Roddy, Jackson, and an infantry division, losing only about 500, and tailing back gradu ally. Passengers arriving at New Albany, Indiana, ?ay that Johnson, with rebel cavalry, is threat ening Henderson, Ky. Our garrison there is composed chiefly of negroes. Gunboats are laying off the town, ready to shell it in case the rebels succeed in getting in. Many of the inhabitants are fleeing north of the Ohio river. THE KENTUCKY RAID. Capture of Steamers on the Ohio River. Indianapolis Ang. 15.?The rebels, under Col. Johnson, estimated at 15,'00 strong, cap tured three steamers near Shawneetown. 111., on Saturday night. The steamers were loaded with fat cattle, belonging to the Government. Forces have been stationed along the Ohio to protect Indiana. At latt accounts the rebels were ferrying the ctfttle across the Kentucky river. It is now supposed they will not attempt to cross to lndiaua. FROM CAIRO. Johnson's Raiders in Illinois?They Cap ture Several Steamboats. Caiko. Aug. 15.?About 500 rebel cavalry, under Col. Johnson crossed the Ohio river into Illinois on Saturday. The steamers Kate Robinson Jenny Per kins Nightengale, Fanny Brandon and Clara Hall, which were aground at that place were captured with a large amount of stock aboard. The boats were compelled to pay several thou sand dollars each to save them from destruc tion. FROM EUROPE. New York, August 16.?The steamship City of Baltimore has arrived here from London August 4. Consols SOjtfaSSJj for money. The Back of England has advanced the rate Of discount to p per cent. Her other news hao been anticipated. From Nashville. NASHVILLE, August 15.?Several correspon dents of different papers have arrived here from below, as they anticipate no early move ment of importance. THE PIRATE TALLAHASSEE. Her Career of Destrnction Unchecked? What the Pirates Roast of?oO Vessels Captared and 16 Burned. Boston, August 15.?The schooner R. E. Preeker, of Richmond, Maine, from Baltimore lor Bath, put into Holmes' Hole on the 14th inst., having been captured by the pirate Tal lahassee, at 8 p. m., on the 12th,* in latitude 1, longitude 71, and bonded for 310,000. The Tallahassee also captured, on the 10th, the brig Billow, of Salem, from Calais, tor Baltimore, and the schooner Spokane, of Tre mont, Maine, from Calsis tor Philadetahia. The crew8 were transferred to the R. E. Preeker and landed at Holmes' Hole. The Billow's ma8{f were cut away and the vessel scuttled. The Spokane was set on fire. Both vessels were loaded with laths. Capt. Sawyer, of the Spokane, was on board the pirate for six hours. He represents her to be from eight hundred to one thousand tons bur then, and very fast. Her officers boast that they had destroyed sixteen vessels in thirty hours, and had captured fifty in all. More Depredations. Providence, Aue. 15 ?The barkGlenalvon, from Glasgow to New York, with iron, was destroyed by the Tallahassee on Saturday morning, off Nantucket. Capt. Watts and crew have arrived at Henport, having been put on a Prussian bark, and thence transferred to a cutter. Probably Another Victim. Providence, Aug. 1C?The brig Billow, of Salem, loaded with lumber, was fallen in with by the gunboat Grand Gulf, dismantled and abandoned. She had apparently been boarded by the Tallahassee. The Grand Gulf took her in tow, and afterward gave her to the revenue cutter Miami, which towed her to Newport last night. The Grand Gulf proceeded in search of the pirate. Still Another. New York, Ang 15.?Arrived?bark Ellen, Irom Antwerp. She saw a vessel, apparently a bark, burned to the water's edge, on the 13th, 20 miles south of Morilank. Also arrived?the Bark Sacremento, from 1 ortress Monroe. She spoke two gunboats and tugs on the 11th, off Cape May. FROM ATLANTA. Advices to the 10th Inst.?Advances on the Enemy's Lines?An Assault on the 6th Inst.?Its Partial Saccess? The Rebel Gen Hood Reinforced. Cincinnati, Aug. 15 ?The Commercial's At lanta correspondent gives an accountol theac tlon on the tiih. in which the 23d corps lost over S00 men in a partially unsuccessful assault on . the enemy's lines. At last accounts, Angust Sth, our lines had advanced three miles northwest of Atlanta, and within a mile and a half of the Macon road. The Gazette has Atlanta advices to the 10th. Since Schofield's movement on the 6th to reach the Macon road nothing important has been done. These movements have been partially successful, and the right of tho line has as sumed a position three miles north of East Points, and about a mile from tho railroad. The line thence extends north around the city to the Chattanooga road. Sherman is mating gradual approaches, and is very near the enemy's works, with works nearly as strong as theirs, though Hood has re. ceived reinforcements. VSharks have appeared in the North river ?especially in the vicinity of the offal docks, and have taken pieces out of dn bodies of two or three boys who were ia swimming. ?STJames Hudson, the Irish comedian and vocalist. who has been absent a number of years, has visited this country ?7*Daniel S. Dickinson has peremptorily de clined to be a candidate for Governor of New York. mr Extensive lead vines have been devel oped M the vicinity ot Northampton, Mass., M4 aie being worked successfully. REBEL ACCOUNTS. Mebile in Danger. [From the Richmond Examiner, August 11th.] Fort Gaines has gone the way of Hatteras, Roanoke Island, Paiaski and Hilton Head. 4ts isolated position was exposed to the concen trated assault of the Yankee navy, and a flanking operation of troops debarked upon commanding points. Perhaps the officer In command of the fort may hare proven himself a traitor. In that case eternal inlamy awaits him. If these forts were not bnilt to be taken, they have not thus far rendered any other use. It Is not worth while to discuss the policy, since Fort Gaines is about the last of our sand-bar defenses this side of Galveston. This lower fort captured and our Iron-clad flotilla demolished, Mobile would seem in dan ger of being taken. Mobile, while sharing the fate of Norfolk and New Orleans, will have our sympathies. The Sarrender ef Fort Gaines. [From the Richmond Sentinel, August 11.] We have no desire to comment on the extra ordinary proceedings at Fort Gaines until a more explicit account is given of the affair than that furnished by telegraph. Col. Ander son, without he can explain his conduct, de serves the severest penalty known to military law. Affairs at Atlanta. [From the Richmond Examiner, Ang. 11.] Up to Thursday night nothing of Interest had occurred before Atlanta. Major Gen. Bates received a flesh wound in the leg. The enemy is massing on our right and endeavoring to ex tend his lines in the direction of the Western railroad. A few shots were fired at the city yesterday (f>th.) Brisk shelling commenced at 11 o'clock last night, and continned four hours. No per sonal casualties are reported. Affairs Progressing Favorably In the Val ley, Arc. [From the Richmond Sentinel, Ang. 11.j Gen. Early reports officially on the 8th inst, that General McCausl&nd had arrived in Har dy county, having sustained very little loss? the statement iu the Yankee papers of his de feat, on wbich the rumors of Wednesday were based, being untrue. Dispatches received in this city yesterday from Gen. Bradley Johnson's command, report his safe return. We think there is no doubt that everything is progressing favorably lor the Confederates in the valley. Railroad Accident. Mobile, Ang. 9.?Last night a soldier train ran into a landslide, between Pollard and Mont gomery, and killed 12 and wounded 57 of the 1st Mississippi battalion of artillery. Last night two white men and one negro were ar rested for cutting the wires. Some Federal vessels are crossing the bay. The garrison in Fort Morgan are in fine spirits. Otherwise all is quiet below. Fikawcial.?The New York Post of yester day evening says: Mr. Fessenden is expected to reach New York this evening on bis return from Maine. The absurd sensation rumors that he is about to resign are without authoritative foundation. Gold opened at '255^ and gradually rose to 256 V ? the closing price. Exchange is more firm at 277a278. The loan market is unchanged. Seven per cent, is the current rate, but there is little busi ness doing. Commercial paper is passing read ily at 6a- per cent. The stock market is sluggish but steady. Governments are quiet. Five-twenties are slightly lower, while sixes of 1SS1 have ad vanced under orders from abroad. Certificates are unchanged, and seven-thirties are rather more firm. State stocks are steady, coal stocks are strong, bank shares neglected, mining shares dull, railroad bonds firm, and railroad shares dull and irregular. The Commercial Advertiser says: The stock market opened buoyant this morn ing. There was a general reaction from the late dullness, and more disposition to buy, for a rise was apparent. There is a general im pression on the street that September will wit ness an unusual activity in stocks, and the disposition to buy in anticipation Increases. A symptom of this opinion appears in the large number of buyers' options at 15 to 30 days. Governments continue strong, but with less activity. The late foreign orders have been mostly executed, but the beneficial effect of the sew demand Sixes of '81 are a favorite bond; the price opened at 1U5 and closed at 107??, an advance of %. Five-twenty coupons were higher. Certificates closed at 94 . ?yGov. Gillmore, of New Hampshire, has called a special session of the Legislature of that State, in order that they may perfect some law whereby the draft may be avoided. He severely censnres that body for their non attention to duty at their regular session, by not properly considering the important subject of filling the quota, and thus prevent a draft in the State. fUtIt has been decided by the proper author ity that the heirs of the one hundred days men who may be killed or disabled in the U. S. ser vice. shall receive pensions the same as heirs of other soldiers. ?^"The Albany Evening Journal says to Wade, of Ohio, that on account of bis recent manifesto, it "drops a tear to his memory, and bids bim a long farewell." The latest reports from the agricultural districts of England give a very fayorab le ac count of the harvest, which is being rapidly gathered. Rev. Dr. Winslow, the noted Presbyterian clergyman, and author of several works on philosophy, is seriously ill in New York. The Philadelphia Navy Yard is to be enlarged. ??F"Tbe Park Barracks, New York, have been demolished. The tobacco crop of Western Massachu setts is unusually large and excellent. ^George Howorth, the artist, is dead. (V^=? FREDERICK D0UGLA8S WILL DELIVER A LECTURE, For the Benefit of the Sick and Wounded Soldiers, THURSDAY EVENING, Aug. 18, 18?, AT THE 1JTHST. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, au 16-3t* ? ?CARD.?The subscriber teaders his sincere _ thanks to his friends who exerted them selves to save his property from the late tire on 7th street, and especially to officers Smith. Cook, Grant and others, for their vigilance in preserving what was saved. (It*) R. R0BEBT8. ATTENTION, BOSS PLA8TERERS!? There will l>e a meeting of the Bo?s Plas terers on WEDNESDAY EVENING, the 17th, at 3 o'clock, at Lorch's Restaurant, corner of 8th and ? sts. It is expected that every one carrying on plastering will be present. By order of the au 15-St" COMMITTEE. WATER REGISTRAR'S OFFICE, June UJf 29, 1864.? This office having been necessa earuy closed for several days during the present month, the time for receipt of water rents is ex tended to the Slst August, after which date the water will be shut off from all premises of which the water rent is unpaid. No further notice will be given. RANDOLPH COYLE, Jy 3)-d Water Registrar. PIANO FOR BALE.?A good second hand ma hogany PIANO, in perfect order, will__^^^. be sold for 1100. Call at No. 559 G street|HBS( north, bet. 2d and 3d sts. west, au 16 lw*"l l" FOR SALE^A BOD a FOUNTAIN, with fixtures. Ac., Ac. Will be sold eheap, as the owner in tends to retire from business. Apply at the corner of 10th street and Rhode Island av. au 16-2t* FOR SALE-An a No. 1, pair of MULES, match very closely, the same size, about 5 years old. Bold only because the owner has no further use for them. Can be Been at the Three Ton's Stables, 3d street east, botween M and N streets, near Wil liams A Jolly s wharf. au 16 5t* J)ROPOSALB FOR COAL AND WOOD. TaBA8CRy Dkpa*tm*kt, Ang. 15, 1864/ Proposai.h will be received for the delivery, for the use of the Department, of about 800 tons of best quality WHITE ASH ANTHRACITE COAL, ,v" * 'a J 'B v auuci a ?xiv auu, i'K? ah L'J ut* Wsifbod at the Treasury scales. To be delivered at the Treasury Bulldingany time before the SWh Sep tember, at whatever points designated, Also, for about 30 cords best quality PINE WOOD, to be delivered at such time as may be re quired, and corded and measured upon the prem ises. Bids will be received until MONDAY, the 29th instant, addressed to the General Superintendent of the Building, under an envelope addressed to the Secretary of the Treasury, and be con sidered binding for two weeks after that day, the Department reserving the right to reject all or any portion of the bids received. [au 16-12t TVJOTIOE.?The Copartnership of J. F. BAILEY i v A BRO. has this day. by mutual consent, been dissolved. All parties indebted to the said Arm will please settle them with J. F BAILEY, who will also liquidate the bills standing *gainst the firm. J08IAH F. BAIL'! Sc BRO. We would also return our thanks to our former customers, who bavo so kindly assisted us in busi ness, and ask the same for our successors, Messrs. MaAfleT a KNEEBBI. an l5-3t? j \ MAN 8 ^"SmALIN* FRUIT JAR. . We particularly invite the attention of those in tending to put up fruit to examine LYMAN'S BBLVIiaLINO FRUI* JARB. Simple in con struction, they are more easily sealed or opened tnaa any now In use. o. w. bJotkLIe A SON. Houasfarni*hing8tore, an 15-6t 3IBPenn. av.. loth. N%2". OTP* pBOPOSALB F 0 B LOAN. Tbiasvkt Dipabtmmt, July 15,1364. Notice is hereby given that subscriptions will be received by ^e Treasurer of the United States, the several Am stunt Treasurers and Designated Depositories an Ibythe National Banks designated and qualified as Depositories and Financial Agents, for Treasury Notes payable three years from August 15,1864, bearing interest at the rate ef ?even and three-tenths per cent, per annum, with Semi annual coupons attached, payable in lawful taoney. These notee will be convertible at the option of* the holder at maturity into six per cent, cold bearing bonds, redeemable after five and payable twenty years from August 15. 1367. The Notes will be issued in the denominations of fifty, one hundred, five hundred, one thoasand and five thousand dollars, and will be issued in blank, or payable to order, as may be directed by the sub scribers. All subscription mast be for fifty dollars, or some multiple of fifty dollars. Duplicate certificates will be Issued for all depos ites. The party depositing must endorse upon the original certificate thedenomination of notes re quired, and whether they are to be issued in blank or payable to order. When so endorsed it must be left with the officer receiving the deposit, te be forwarded to this Department. The notes will be transmitted to the owners free of transportation charges as soon after the receipt of the original Certificates of Deposit as they can be prepared. Interest will be allowed to August 15 on all deposits made prior to that date, and will be paid by the Department upon receipt of the original ertificates. As the notes draw interest from August 15, per sons making deposits subsequent to that date must pay the interest accrued from date of note to date of deposit. Parties depositing twenty-fire thousand dollars and upwards for these notes at anyone time will be allowed a commission of one-quarter of one per cent,, which will be paid by this Department upon the receipt of a bill for the amount, certified to by the officer with whom the deposit was made. No deductions for commissions must be made from the deposits. Officers receiving deposits will see that the proper endorsements are made upon the original certificates. All officers authorised to receive deposits are requested to give to applicants all desirei Informa tion, and afford every facility for making sub scriptions. W. P. FBSSBNDEN, 1y 26-tf Secretary of the Treasury. LOST AND FOUND. f OST-On the 15th inst., the DISC HA ROB P A - Li PBRS of Q. W. Fraser. of Co. D, 24th N. Y. cavalry. The finder will be liberally rewarded by leaving them at this office. It* TAKKN UP A8TRA.Y-A small BAY HOR3B, with two white hind fe?t, and a white Htar in his face. The owner is requested t'> prove proper ty. pay charges and take the horse away. J. HAM ILTON. Call at 0. W. Davis's, on 12th street, b?. tween T and U. au 16-3t* LOST?On Monday night, the 8th inst., at the fire on 7th street, an AMBROTYPK of an onlv child, now dead. Also, a DAGUERREOTYPE BRBA8T PIN.with the initials 8. M. R. engraven on the back. A reward of f3will be given for each one, if left at 337 Seventh street. au 16-3t? R. ROBERTS. (VOTICK.?I have a HORSE in my possession, at 1^1 the Washington and Georgetown Railroad 8tables,that has been legally advertised, and un less the owner comes forward, proves property, and pays charges en or before the 1st of September I shall sell him at public auction^to^a^ Iceeouig, ?OK RBWARD?Stolen from the subscriber, on Saturday, the 13th instant, from tke corner of 7th and M. a light BAY MARE, with a blazed face; alittle bow legged in her hind legs. She was attached to a top bugsry, the left hind wheel has a hub-band on it. The above reward will be given if the above property is returned to MS. CRAWFORD, Crawford s Hotel, Corner 7th and M sts. au lfl-3t* ?8T8AY HO Q S . District of Columbia. Washington Connty to it it : I hereby certify that Wm. H. Pettit, of the said county informed me that he ha I taken up '2 HOGS trespassing on his farm, above Georgetown, D. C., known as Foxall's old residence. Given under my band this 16th day of August, 1%4. JOSEPH W. FBARSON, Justice of the Peace, D. C. The owner or owners of the above named hog* is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take them sway. _ WM. H. PETTIT. .T. W. Fkarson-, Witness, au 16-3t* REWARD.?Lost in this city en Saturday <2>DU afterneon, a BLACK MOROCCO POCKET BOOK, containing a certain sum of money. Who ever will leave it at this office shall receive the above reward. * au 15 St* ?C REWARD?Strayed or stolen from the sub tjseriber on the 22d of July last, a small liuht brown COW. speckled bag lines and hips, horn? turning upward. The above reward will be paid for her returntto Mrs. T. CONNER, New Jersey avenue, between L andJNew York av. an- 15-2t* TAKEN UP on August 12th, a small BRINDLE COW. with a white Calf. The owner is re quested to come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take her away. JAMES FRaWLkY, Distributing Reservoir, one mile from George town. au 15 St* TAKEN UP ASTRAY?On the 7th instant, p. light sorrel HORSE, between 4 and 5 years old, about 15 hands high; had on a saddle and bridle. The owner can have him by proving property and paying charges. Inquire at No. 269 4th Bt. west, an l5-3t* ?K REWARD? Strayel or stolen, a dark red tjpi# COW, with white face and large horns, and part of the tail white. The above reward will bo given if returned to JOHN LYNCH. No 00** Mas sachusetts avenue, between 1st and North Capitol street. au 15-3t* tJTRAYED AWAY from the subscriber early on C5 Saturday morning, the 13th inst., a BACK HORSE, blind, one white foot, white spot between the two eyes, sore on the shoulders, and about a years old. $10 reward will l>e given for its deliv ery to No. 71 21st street, between O and R streets. au 15-3t* AUGUST MUELLER. C*Q C REWARD.?Lost, on 12th inst.. a small hunting case GOLD WALCII. with chain attached. No. 1724. Any one leaving it at No. 1'26 Frederick street, Georgetown, will receive the above reward. au 13 3t? QQC REWARD.?Strayed or stolen, on the 12th )&*J inst.,a black COLT. 4 years old, long tail, white spot in the forehead. The above reward Will be given if returned to JOEL WISE, at Peter Van Esson's Livery Stable, on Congress street, Georgetown, D. C. au 13 eo3t* CHOICE BTOCK 4)56 INTBBIOB ADORNMENTS. 496 496 PAPBP HANGINGS. 496 A select and varied a ock of Gilt, Medium and low-priced Paperhangings, Borders,Statues, Cen ?eiPieces, Ac. WINDOW SHADES. Buff, Green, Chocolate, Brown and Gilt Window Shades, a variety of patterns; Shade fixtures, Tassels, Ac. PICTURE CORD AND TAS8EL8. Silk smi Worsted Picture Cord and Tassels, dif ferent sizes and colors, a beautiful assortment; Picture Rings, Nails, Ao. OVAL PICTURB FRAMES. The largest assortment of Oval Frames in the District, warranted to be gilded with gold leaf; also, a variety of Dark Wood Frames, with a va ried stock of small-sised Oval and Carle de Visite frames. ENGRAVINGS AND PAINTINGS. A few choice Engravings and Paintings always in store. Orders for Paperhanging and Window Shade* punctually attended to In city or county. TermB cash fer goods or labor. J. MARKRITER, No. 486 Seventh street, ly 7-tSl* Bight Doors above Odd Fellows' Hall. 369 SEVENTH STREET. 369 CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, FURNITURE, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, CUTLERY, PLATED C A8TOR8, SPOONS, Ac. Fifty pieces Ingrain, Rag and Hemp Carpets, which we are offering at much lfss than present prices, some as low as 55 cents per yard. In Furniture and Housefurmshing Goods we can defy competition. Our stock of Cutlery and Plated Ware we are of fering at extraordinary bargains. Persons in want of Housefnrnishing Goods will find it decidedly to their interest to give us a call, as all of our stock was purchased previous to the last advances, which enables us to offer greater in ducements than any house in this city. A discount of ten per cent, allowed on all bills Off50and upwards. HENRY BONTZ, Successor to Boats A Griffith, au 15-lot 369 7th street, near I. STBAMBR FAIRBANKS HAS ARRIVED?Con signees will please attend to tbe ^ recaption of their goods at TL' , W r This steamer sails for New York""?""""*" Wednesday, August 17th inst.. at 8a. m. auUSt MORGAN A RBINEH ART, Agents. O THOSE IN WANT OF A GOOD COOKING 8all at our store and examine the AKBITBR. E.H. A H. I GREGORY, 341 Penna. avenue. Oalland ?ee the portable RANGES, MONITOR and BELL. We will warrant them to_bake_well. E. H. A H I. GREGORY, 391 Penna avenue. TH1 ARBITER COOK BTOYE. The greatfuel ?aver. . U. H. A H. I. GREGORY. au 13-lw W SPECIAL NOTICE. S Call particular attention to the chaueerv sale by Wm."B^iB,^^,Trustee.of the beautiful residence of the late Col. Ellet,known as Clif ton." and situated on the Heights of Georgetown, to take wlace-on tbe premises on TUESDAY At? TBRNOoN, Augnst 16tk, at 5 o'clock. _ The eale will positively take place on the prem ises at the Hour indicated, and we advi?e all who wish to secure a ehoice suburban residenoe to be prReftrence U made"to the advertisement in another column for full description of this luxe ?^ffcd JA1. 0. MeOUIU * 00., Auots. | [ i'M 3* O'CI^OOK P. M. LATER FROM JAMES RIVER. Heavy Fighting Going Ob All Day Yester day?Our Forces Carry Two Liaet of Ka trenchments within Seven Miles of Rich mond. Fobtbeps Monbob, Aug. 15.?The hospital steamer George Leary arrived this morning from Point of Rocks, with 312 sick and wonnded. They are to be sent to Philadel phia. The U. S. frigate Minnesota and the English frigate Challenger sainted the French flag to day noon, in honor of the birthday of Napo leon. The hospital steamer Hero, of Jersey, Capt. Hancox, arrived this morning from Deep Bot tom, James river, with 100 wounded, in charge of Surgeon A. C.Barlow. These were wounded yesterday, after landing on the north gide of the James river. The Hero of Jersey took away all the wounded of the 18th corps up to five o'clock yesterday. Artillery and musketry fighting had been kept up all day and continued when our in formant left Our forces drove in the rebel pickets early Sunday morning, and during the day had succeeded in carrying two lines of the enemy's earthworks. The out one being about seven miles from Richmond. SENTENCED. Miles and Annie Johnson, charged with en ticing and aiding enlisted men to desert, and unlawfully possessing Government property, haxe been sentenced, by special military com mission, presided over by Major Gen. Double day, to be Imprisoned until the termination of the present rebellion, in such military prison as the Secretary of War may direct. George Miller, (quartermaster's employee,) found guilty of larceny, was sentenced, by the same court, to imprisonment for the terra of six months. Johnson and his wife will be sent to the penitentiary at Albany, N. Y.; Miller to Fort Delaware. TO BE IMPRISONED DURING THE WAR. .Lewis A. Welton, citizen, arrested a month or two since, charged with violation of the laws and customs of war, and has been tried by military commission, found guilty and sentenced to imprisonment for the war. He will be sent to Fort Delaware. Welton was supposed at the time of his arrest to be a spy, and this was among the charges made against him, of which, however, he was lonnd not guilty. FOR FORT DELAWARE. Private Wm. Moore, Go. H, 16th N. i. cav alry, tried by court-martial and found guilty of larceny, was sent to Fort Delaware this morning, in accordance with the terms of sen tence. ? *?>'? *? LOCAL NEWS. That Sunday Excursion.?It is due to the proprietors of the steamer Phoenix to repeat what we have already said?that they, are in no way responsible for the disgraceful charac ter of the Sunday excursion affair down river noticed by us yesterday. They leased the boat With the distinct understanding that it was for a well-conducted family party trip, and they had not the slightest suspicion that the lessees would violate their pledges and desecrate the day in the manner they did. The excursion trip must not be confounded with the regular Sunday trips to Glymont, which are orderly and unexceptionable in character, and have afforded means to num bers of the most respectable members of our community to enjoy a few hours of tranquil relaxation in perfect reverence of the day. It was, in fact, the deserved confidence which the community has in the estimable gentlemen composing the steamboat company and the Glymont company that induced many to go dewn on the excursion designated; the suppo sition being that it was conducted by them. The public may rest assured that the boat will never again fall into such hands, and the public also well know that any employee of the boat who misbehaves is sure to be disi placed instantaneously. Assaulting a Bystander.?Last night, Capt. J. E. Ereckson and a friend were stand ing near the corner of 7th street and Pennsyl vania avenue, when a hack drove up contain inctwomen and a woman. A dispute arose with the driver abont the fare, and a fight en sued. The woman appeared to be the smartest fighter of the gang, and after clearing off the crowd around the hack, ran up behind Oapt. Ereckson and knocked him down in the street by striking him on the back of the head with a glass tumbler. Policemen Grant and Frazier, of the Fourth Ward, arrested the woman? Mary A. Conlin?and Wm. Lands, and took them to the station. Capt. Ereckson also went to the station in order to secure evidence. This morning, Mary C. Conlin and William Lands were sent to jail for court by Justice Giber son. Ihe proof showing that Capt. Ereckson was not at all to blame, he was not detained at the station, but was summoned to appear as a witness. Foubtii Wabd Station Cases.?Annie Hersey, abusive language; Mary Lacy, assault and battery; Leanora Grady, do; dismissed: also, disorderly; 81.58. Mary Lacy, do.; gl.5S. Adam Gassline, assault and battery, intent to kill; dismissed. Michael Conlin, fighting; 85 61. Michael Kendrigan, do.; 92.58. Patrick Conlin, do.; 85.64. William Brown, larceny; dismissed. Richard Allen, drunK; dismissed. George Dueling, do.; military. Dennis I)ndy, drunk and disorderly; for hearing. Ellen Butler, drunk; workhouse. Eliza Whiteman, larceny; jail for court. James Forge, drunk; dismissed. James Cary, do.; 8158. Stephen Arrata, sleep ing in tbe'street; dismissed. C. P. Wills, cre ating a nuisance dismissed. J. E. Errekson, fighting; dismissed. William Lands, do.; ball for court. Margaret Conlin, do.; do. B. F. Goddard, do.; 82.58. Thos. McKewan, drunk; 81.58. John Dorrity, larceny; dismissed. Jas. C. H ume, drunk; do. Fatal Accident.?This morning, about 4 o'clock, as the night tonnage train was coming in, it ran over a sailor boy named Stephen McElroy. employed as a messenger at the Navy Yard, taking off one leg near the hip, and the other at the Knee. It was dark at the time, and it was impossible for the engineer to see the boy before be was struck. He was taken to the Sanitary Home, where the necessary attention was paid him, but death ensued about 9 o'clock this morning. He came recent ly from Boston, where he has a mother living, at No. 5 Mechanics Court. Obfhans' Coubt, Judge Purcell ? Last court day, the will of the late Thomas Brown was fully proved, and letters testamentary were issued to Mary E. Brown and Robert R. Py well, executors. This morning, Maria S. Williams obtained letters of administration on the estate of S. S Williams. The first and final account of S. E. Douglas, administrator of Patrick Fitzgerald, was ap proved and passed. Washington City Post Oppioe.?The re cent act of Congress relating to the Post Office Department having reduced the labor to be per formed in the city post offices to a considerable extent, it became the duty of Postmaster Bowen to dispense with the services of the following clerks in the Washington office:?G. T. Noyes, jr., J. E. Baden, J. A. Williams, D. E. Groux, L. H. McDonough, Thos. Oliver and E. R. Brown. ? A Yottno Bubglab.?Last night, about 1 o'clock, Officer Frazier saw two boys engaged in robbing the store of J. R. Crane & Co, on Louisiana avenue, near 7th street. The boys had worked the Iron bars out of the window and stolsn a quantity of nuts and raisins. Fra zier canght one of the boys, John Dorrity, 12 years old, who was locked np in the station, and this morning was dismissed by Justice Giberson, on account of his age. Bbady's Gymnasium will be opened, we hear, about the middle of October, in the new building, No. 82,84 and 86 Louisiana avenue, adjoining the Central Guardhouse. Second Wabd Station Cases.?Edward Spear, drunk; 82. John D. Crady, drunk and disorderly; military. Sam Wilson, drunk; dis missed. Chas. Moran, sleeping in street; do. NIW YORK STOCK LIST. [By the People's Line?Office 511 Ninth street.] N*w York, Ang. 16.?U. 8.1881, coupon 6's, 168*; XJ. S. 5-*oe, 110; Certificates of indebt edness, ?5; Gold, 256; N. ?. Central, 131#; Erie, 113*; Hudson River, 133*; Harlem, ?; Reading, 13*7JMichigta Central, >39*: Michi gan Southern, 02*; Illinois Central, I3i*j Cleveland and Pittsburg, 114; Cleveland and Toledo, 133; Chicago and Rock Island, U4*; Milwaukee and Prairie du Chion, 69*; Pitts burg, Fort WayneaadChioago, u?*; Alton and Ten a Haute, 62; Chicago and Northwester^ 57*: ftnlcksllvar, 83*. ! on 0 it., .bet. eaa 0th. THIRD KIM. 6 O'CLOCK P. M. OFFICIAL WAR BULLETIN. General CaibT'l Official Report of the Capture of Forts Powell and Gaines? Fifty-six Commissioned Officers Cap* tared at Fort Gaines?Tweity six Gun*, and Provisions for Twelre Months?Fort Powell Abandoned by the Enemy, with Eighteen Guns fit for Immediate Ser vice? Fort Morgan Invested by General Canby?General Sheridan Reports bo Enemy this Side if the Bine Ridge. Washington, Aug. 16,1961. To Major General Dix, New Tori-: The following official report of the surren der of Fort Gaines and the abandonment of Fort Powell, dated New Orleans, Augusts has just been received from Maj. Gen. Canby: " Fort Gaines, with 56 commissioned officers and 818 enlisted men, with its armament, '26 guns Intact and provisions for twelve months, has surrendered unconditionally and was oc cupied by our forces at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Fort Powell was abandoned, its garrison escaping to Cedar Point. Its arma ment, 18 guns, is in condition for immediate service. General Granger will immediately invest Fort Morgan, leaving garrisons in Forts Gaines and Powell." A telegram from Gen. Sheridan's command dated August 14th, at Cedar Creek, was re ceived this morning. It states that, excepting Moseby's guerrillas, there is no enemy this side of the Blue Ridge: that Sheridan's trains are all up, and his army is in fine condition. Gen. Sheridan, In a dispatch of tho 11th Inst., reports that the stories of plunder taken from Maryland by the rebels are all humbugs. They have very little?just enough to subsist on, no more; most of which Las been taken from the Shenandoah Valley. In another dispatch, dated 12th of August, he says General Early's train is a very email one?not exceeding 250 wagons?and the stories of accumulated plun der from Maryland are untrue. The Department has received an unofficial report from Fortress Monroe that movements were being made yesterday in front of Peters burg, but owing to the telegraph line being broken, no information has been received from Headquarters. The Department is without any recent intelli gence from Atlanta. The latest rebel papers received here say nothing about Mobile since the capture of Fort Gaines. ? E. M. Stahton, Secretary of War. oeficial RECOGNITION OF tiie gallant ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR NAVY BEFOKE MOBILE. The following has been issued by Secretary Welles: Navy Dspabtmbnt. > Washington, August 15, lrfil. S Sib : Your dispatch of the 5th Inst., stating that you had, on the morning of that day, entered Mobile Bay, passing between Forts Morgan and Gaines, and encountering and overcoming the rebel fleet, I had the satisfac tion to receive this day. Some preliminary account of your operations had previously reached us through rebel channels. Asraiu it is my pleasure and my duty to con gratulate yon and your brave associates on an achievement unequalled in our service by any other commander, and only surpassed by that unparalleled naval triumph of the squadron under your command in the spring of 1:62, when proceeding up the Mississippi you passed Forts Jackson and St. Phillip, and overcoming all obstructions captured New Orleans, and restored unobstructed navigation to the com mercial emporium of the great central valley of the L?nion. The Bay of Mobile was not only fortified and guarded by forts and batteries on shore, and by submerged obstructions, but the rebels had also collected there a formidable fleet, commanded by their highest naval officer?a former captain In the Union navy?who, false to the Govern ment and the Union, had deserted his country in the hour of peril, and leveled his guns against the flag which it was his duty to have defended. The possession of Mobile Bay, w&ich you have acquired, will close the illicit traffic which has been carried on by running the blockade in that part of the Gulf, and gives point and value to the success you have achieved. | Great results in war are seldom obtained without great risks, and it was not expected that the possession of the harbor of Mobile would be secured without disaster. The loss of the gallant Craven and his brave compan ions, with the Tecumseh (a vessel that was invulnerable to the guns of Fort Morgan), by a concealed torpedo, was a casualty against which no human foresight could guard. While the nation awards cheerful honors to the liv ing, she will ever hold in grateful remem brance the memory of the gallant and la mented dead, who perilled their lives for their country and died in her cause. To you and the brave officers and sailors of your squadron, who participated in the great achievement, the Department tenders its thanks and those of the Government and country. Very respectfully, &c., Gideon Wkllbs, Sec'y of the Navy. Rear Admiral DavidG. Farragut, Comd'g West Gulf Blockading Squadron, Mobile Bay. FURTHER PARTICULARS OF HANCOCK'S MOVEMENT UP JAMES RIVER. On Saturday last Hancock's corps was put in motion on the James river, and by a cir cuitous route reached the north side of the river, a Deep Bottom, near Dutch Gap, Satur day night. Turner and Terrv's divisions, loth corps, also crossed over to Deep Bottom on Saturday night. Foster's division, which had been for some time posted at Deep Bottom, was advanced oy Gen. Birney, a little after sunrise on Sunday morning, pushing the rebel line of skirmishers before them for some considerable distance, when the 24th Massachusetts regiment, Col. Osborne, charged and broke the rebel line, and captured seventy prisoners. Meantime Gregg's cavalry had cleared the roads for Hancock, and he got his (second) corps into position on Birney's right, on the New Maiket road, which leads from the vicinity of Malvern Hill directly to Richmond. The position thus taken by Hancock is about ten miles from Richmond. Birney made an assault on his front, and carried a line of the enemy's works, which guard the approaches to Richmond in that quarter, capturing six pieces of cannon and two mortars. The larger part of the prisoners taken be longed to Longstreet's corps, which would indicate that Lcngstreet has not reinforced Early, as has been supposed by some. GOVERNMENT SECURITIES. Jay Cooke & Co. furnish the following quo tations of Government securities: WASHINGTON, Aug 16, 1S64. Buying. Selling U. S. 6's Coupon 1881 .107.H l?<8tf U. S. 5-20's 100 110 7 3.10 Treasury Notes 109 lto One Year Certificates 84# y5 Certificate Checks 85% Nbw York?First Board. Coupons, 1081;; 5-20's, 109 Certificates, 94','; Gold, 256 9 TELEGRAPHIC NEWS MORE OF THE DOINGS OF THE TAL LAHASSEE. Boston, Aug. 16.?Capt. Reed, of the brig Billow, before reported captured by the Talla bassee, gives the following particulars of his interview with the pirate captain I was two and a half hours on board the Tallahassee; she had one pivot gun, three forward guns, and one brass rifle gun of large caliber on her hurricane deck. She had also several spare guns. Tho captain?John Taylor Wood-was quite free and unreserved in his talk to us. He said he could steam 16 knots per hour, and had crossed the British channel?21 miles?in 72 minutes. He would not fight, he said, un less compelled to, and preferred to run, as his vessel was fast. He also averrod that in one week he had destroved fifty vessels, and with in thirty hours of my capture he said he had destroyed sixteen sail, namelyThroe ships, two barks, and the rest hermaphrodite brigs and schooners. One of the ships was the Adriatic, oC New York, captured on the same day he took my vessel. He added that bo would slacken up tbe coasting trade so that Uncle Abo would be glad to make peace. He asked me about the Nantucket light boat and afterwards said re oonourlng to his designs, that there were more afloat than tho Florida and Tallahassee, mean | iDg of course Confederate ships of similar character to his own, and that Uncle Abe had better look out Capt. Wood appeared very affable, and said-he was doing what was not pIMiu. _ ? . The Tallahassee is an iron vessel of English build, schooner rigged, and no ywdsor top masts. She loot her mainmast in optfteiq? with the Adrln?'t She is a very long narrow vos ? -e fcrs.i-.Vi ,t .KOJ7i t A4I1 t ''' sel, burns soft coal. she has about 10) men on board, who are subject to the discipline and order of a man-of-war. All her officers are Southerners. There were three or four ne groes on board, who did cot appear verr jolly. LOCAL NEWS. Another Mcbdir Cask.?Last night, be tween 11 and 19 o'clock, while officer Pierce, of the Fifth Ward, was attending to his duties on the Avenne, between 3d and 4th streets east, he heard the report of a pistol, and going to the corner of 4th and C streets, fonnd a colored man, named Robert Berry, lying upon the h??iUnrwiiSuflenn,t from a wou?d by a pistol ball. Officer Pierce raised the man up, and in a few moments he died. He was conveyed to boarded8? <ThiiUrnrnIaine8' co,ored< be Doaraed. Tne coroner was notified and th<> forenoon summoned the following urv lil ?SC7 ?? J14""18' O*?- P Applebv? iol wsja?we"" wa Dr. George II. McCoy examined the wonnrt ? *? e? **at 1110 bal1 en'pred the bndy abont three inches from the navel, and lodjed inside, aa there was no evidence of its having gone through. The wound, the doctor testi fied, was sufficient to cause death The jury here viewed the body, and then re paired to the Fifth Ward station house for the purpose of examining the witnesses. Officer Pierce testified that he was on his beat, on Pennsylvania avenue, last night, and abont 11 o'clock he passed three colored men on the avenue going towards the Navy-Yard. Subsequently he again passed two of the same party, and he walked on toward the Navy Yard. When between 3d and 4th streets east he heard a pistol fired, and witness looked over the fence, thinking probably the shot might have been fired in the yard. Witness tnen went around 4th street, and at the corner of C found deceased, Robert Berry, reclining upon the ground, and groaning. Witness raised him up, and fonnd a pistol lying upen the lap of the sufTferer. Witness heard two shots fired, but could see no one leave the wounded man. Witness asked the wounded man who shot him, and he said twice dis tinctly that a colored man named Chas. Wood land had done it. Berry expired, and witness immediately started after the colored men he had passed on the avenue, and arrested them near the Capitol. They proved to be Thomas Allen and Jos. Amos, both of whom were em ployed at the National Hotel. The prisoners told witness that they had been with Wood land, and that the latter said he would be re venged on Berry. Witness found a double barreled pistol on the person of Allen. Thomas Allen, alias llarrod, was brought out of his cell and sworn. He testified that last evening Woodland came down to the National and asked witness and Joseph Amos to walk home with him to the Navy Yard. Wood land said he was afraid Berry would get up a crowd and attack him, and he wanted some protection. Witness and Amos agreed to ac company him. The whole partv left the Na tional at8o'clock, and started for the Navy Y'ard. They stopped at George Brown's bar ber shop, on Capitol Hill, for an hour or an hour and a half, and then moved on down Pennsylvania avenue. When at Third street east, Woodland saw Berry coming across the field toward Fourth Btreet, and witness re marked to Woodland, "there is Berry now, he has no crowd with him; you are both men, go and settle it between yourselves." Witness and Amos then left Woodland, and turned to go towards the Capitol, and Woodland went down Third street, for the purpose (as witness believed) of meeting Berry. A few moments afterwards witness heard two shots of a pis tol, and he and Amos were subseauently ar rested and lodged in the statien-house. On further examination, this witness testi fied that Woodland had with him a revolving pistol, which, while walking along he changed from his breast pocket to his right hand panta loons pocket. Woodland had said he would have it out of Berry the first time he met him W itiiessi supposed though that they intended to fight it out, and not shoot onft another Joseph Amos, the other party arrested, wa3 i then brought in and sworn. He denied that Woodland was with them when th?y left the National Hotel, and also that they stopped at George Brown's barber shop on Capitol Hill. He said they went to Woodland s house and did not find Woodland there, and on their re turn met him on New Jersey avenue, and went back with him. Woodland had invited them down there to see him get fair play if Berrv attacked him with a crowd. In order to reconcile these conflicting state ments Allen was again brought out, and, upon examination, he denied many statements made at his first examination, and the jury were not favorably impressed with his truthfulness. His statement as to Woodland's having a pis tol, and as to his threats against Berry, and as to his going down 3d street to meet Ber ry, were fully coroborated by Amos, who certainly was tne most truthful of the two : although both of them held back apparently much that they knew of the circumstances. After much questioning and pumping, the jury at last got the following facts :?It appears that last week there was a colored pic-nic at Berry's Woods. Woodland, who was in the employ of Secretary Seward as driver of his carriage, went to the plc-nic on one ol the Sec retary's horses. He there loaned the horse to his brother. The brother exchanged with Ber ry, (who had a buggy,) and Woodland saw .Berry ride the horse at a furious rate along the road, and attempted to stop him. The result was a quarrel. On last Sunday night Woodland 1 at ?eUl4i Church,(Capitol Hill,) and a fight ensued. Woodland made threats K. i ' ant^' as A-llen and Amos stated, it was in expectation of a fight with Berrv's fnnHrtdrt0th?rTvnd8 tb-?rt tbey accompanied Wood land to the Navy-Yard last night Woodland came from his duties at Secretary ^ ward's early last evening, and waited for Allen at the National. He freely displayed a pistol, and made threats against Berry. Rebecca Moore, a rather intelligent colored woman, testified that Berry and Woodland were both her friends, and yesterday morning she met Woodland and asked him if he aud Berry could not settle this matter. Woodland at tnat time made threats against Berry. Wit ness also warned Berry not to cross the bridge at \ lrginia avenue, for Woodland was watch ing for him. The pistol found upon Berry's person, wa3 examined and It had not been discharged. It was, an Allen revolver, and all the barrels were loaded. The jury found that deceased came to his ?a,,,uby, a flred from a Pi8tol in the hands ol Charles Woodland. Deceased was a labor ing man and had no property. The pistol above referred to and a watch belonging to him were found upon his person. Woodland to-day, in company with his brother, went to the office of the Superin tendent of Police to give himself np, and he was turned over to detective Clarvoe, who took him before Justice Holliugshead, and waiving an examination, he was committed to jail for court. He alleges that on several occa sions Berry has assaulted him and threatened to kill him, and that Berry attacked him at a 6ic?nlc last week. Woodland says that he met errv last night, and as soon as tie approached he(B.) ottered an exclamation, and made a motion as if to get a pistol or something from his pocket, when he (Woodland^ said, "No you don't,'' and pulled his pistol and flred, and ran off. He says that after firing be threw hia pis tol away as he ran down New Jersey avenue. Fibb in Gbobgbtowk.?Yestarday, about 5.15 p. m., fire broke out in the west wing of the old tobacco warehouse, the property of Gilbert Vanderwerken. The warehouse is lo cated between High and Market streets, south of Bridge street. The lower part was nsedfor the storage of hay by Mr. John Waters, of which there were several hundred bales in the building. Between the east and west wings is a small bnilding, formerly used as a feed house, but occupied by a colored family, and it wa^ burned with the west wing. The fire canght and spread so rapidly that before the police, not a hundred yards distant, reached the spot, the whole bnilding was in flames. The firemen were quickly out, and, with the efficient aid of the Meigs and Hlbernia, steam engines from Washington, succeeded in saving the east wing, at present nsed as a market honse, and the property around. The fire was caused by accident, it is supposed by sparks from the occupied feed house communicating with the hay. Mr. Vanderwerken, we hear, was insured. The loss will hardly exceed *6,000. Officers Elbctbd.?At the annual meeting of the Grand Encampment of the District of Columbia, I. O. O. F., held last night, the fol lowing were elected officers for the year- ? Josephs Tncker, M. W.G. Patriarch; John Borland, M. E. G. High Priest; John R. Wright, R. W. G. Senior Warden; John T. Suter, R W. G. Junior Warden; John C. C. Whaley, R. W. G. Scribe: Francis B. Lord, sen., R. W. G. Treasurer; Wm. H. Frazier, G. Marshal; B. A. Kidder, G. Sentinel. Goat Hsxl.?This notorious place is located between E and F and North Capitol streets and New Jersey avenue It is a very old frame shanty, kept by a colored woman known as Annt Nancy, abont 80 years old. It is re Sarded by the police as the lowest, dirtiest onse of prostitution in the city. Last night Eliza Whiteman, on* of the inmates, robbed the old proprietress of S6. For this she was arrested and sent to )ali for court by Justice Gibereon, this morning. Statb of thb Th BBxoinrrn.?At Frank lin Jc Oo.'s, opticians, No. 9M Pennsylvania avenne, the theimometer stood to-day at t o'oiook? W in the sfcads.

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