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W. O. WALLACH, Ed iter and Proprietor.
TUESDAY. 16, Wi.
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
Our troops have now gained, it is said, an
important position within two miles of Fort
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
mr Extensive lead vines have been devel
oped M the vicinity ot Northampton, Mass.,
M4 aie being worked successfully.
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
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
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
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
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
??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.
For the Benefit of the Sick and Wounded Soldiers,
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.
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.
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
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*
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
,v" * 'a J
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
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?
. 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.
an 15-6t 3IBPenn. av.. loth.
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
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
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
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
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.
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*
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,
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. _
.T. W. Fkarson-, Witness, au 16-3t*
REWARD.?Lost in this city en Saturday
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.
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*
A select and varied a ock of Gilt, Medium and
low-priced Paperhangings, Borders,Statues, Cen
?eiPieces, Ac.
Buff, Green, Chocolate, Brown and Gilt Window
Shades, a variety of patterns; Shade fixtures,
Tassels, Ac.
Silk smi Worsted Picture Cord and Tassels, dif
ferent sizes and colors, a beautiful assortment;
Picture Rings, Nails, Ao.
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
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.
No. 486 Seventh street,
ly 7-tSl* Bight Doors above Odd Fellows' Hall.
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.
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.
8all at our store and examine the
341 Penna. avenue.
Oalland ?ee the portable RANGES, MONITOR
and BELL. We will warrant them to_bake_well.
391 Penna avenue.
?aver. . U. H. A H. I. GREGORY.
au 13-lw
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.
Heavy Fighting Going Ob All Day Yester
day?Our Forces Carry Two Liaet of Ka
trenchments within Seven Miles of Rich
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
The U. S. frigate Minnesota and the English
frigate Challenger sainted the French flag to
day noon, in honor of the birthday of Napo
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
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.
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.
.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
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
? *?>'? *?
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
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.
[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.
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
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
The following has been issued by Secretary
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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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