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....I, _ . ? : W. D. WALLACH, Iditartil Prtfrltur. WASHINGTON OITY: SATURDAY.. AUGUST 'iT, 1W4. KT READING MATTES ON EVERT PAG1. 8X1 OUTSIDE FOR INTERESTING TELE GRAPHIC AND OTHER MATTER. Important frou ike Fr?nt. The Rebels Make an Attack On a Divi ?' the Second Corp* near Reams' Station?Obstinate Pi|htii| Throughout tbe Day en Thursday?The Rebels Re parted to have Captured Same af Oar Field Batteries, Including Sleeper's Massachusetts Battery ? Our Traaps Secure a Strang Position, fram Which They Repel the Enemy?The Fighting Still OaiB( an?Unsuccessful Rebel Sar tle In Irant al Butler's Lines. The mail steamer Charlotte Vanderbilt, Capt. Caimary, arrived this morning with the mails and passengers from City Point at 10 a. m. yesterday. They report that on Thursday a division of the 2d corps moved past the extreme left of Warren's corps, in the vicinity of Beams' Station, on the Weldon road, and were at tacked about 9 o'clock in the morning, by a large force of rebels, supposed to be Hill's en tire corps, and were compelled to fall back, which they did gradually, disputing, however, every inch of the ground, and fighting for most of the distance hand to hand. At 4 o'clock, When our informant left the field, the fight was still progressing; but our men had gained a aecure position and movements were being made calculated to put the enemy on the ret rograde in turn. The losses could not be ascertained but they are believed to be considerable on both sides. It is reported that we loat three batteries among them Sleeper's celebrated Massachusetts bat tery, the Captain of which was wounded early in the day, in the right arm, but who gallantly kept the field until the afternoon when he be came weak from tbe loss of blood. This bat tery lost severely in men and upwards of fifty horses. About 3 o'clock on Thursday morning tbe rebels in front of Butler made a sortie and captured 25 of our pickets, driving in others; but we immediately regained the ground and captured 45 rebels, among them a lieutenant and private who bad, in a spirit of bravado, got into one of our rifie-pits, which they said they were going to hold at all bazards. Our lines were soon re-established. Tbe rebel lien tenant captured boasts thru they have plenty of troops in Richmond, and that tbey have a reserve there of 30,000, who have pot yet been in tbe field. The Yanderbilt left 72 rebel prisoners at Fort iets Monroe. Later. GOOD NEWS FROM THE FRONT! The Enemy Terribly Repulsed in the* Fighting an Thursday?The Fifth Corps Reinforces the Second Corps, and the Enemy, after Repeated Heavy Charges, are Repulsed and Retreat, leaving their Dead and Wounded on the Field?The Guns taken by the Enemy Recaptured. We have later inlormation of the fighting on Thursday, in which Hancock was engaged with the enemy at Reams' Station, to the effect that about 4 o'clock Hancock was reinforced from the Fifth Corps, and the enemy, after making several desperate assaults upon our lines, was badly repulsed, and retreated, leav ing his dead and wounded in onr hands. We also recaptured the guns taken by the enemy earlier in the day. Tbe enemy lost terribly in the battle of Thursday, even more, it is estimated, than in their repulse on Sunday. Within two weeks they have lost not less than ten thousand men in the vicinity of Petersburg. FROM UP RIVER. Fighting near Shepherdatown an Thurs day?Merrit's Cavalry Drive the Con federate line of Skirmishers back to their Supports near Kearneysville. Late information from up river is to the ef fect that on Thursday Merrit's cavalry at tacked tbe enemy's skirmish line near Shep herds town, and after some fighting drove the rebels back to their supports, posted near KearneysviJle, eleven miles northwest of Har per's Ferry, in which vicinity tbe main body of the rebels seemed to be posted. It would appear that the rebels have as yet made no serious demonstration in the way of an attempt to cross the Potomac. Some believe that Early is waiting for re inlorcements on tbe way from Lee's army, while many think be has no serious purpose of crossing, and is posted in his present atti tudae to cover Lynchburg and the Valley only SENTENCES OF COURTS MARTIAL. Reuben Hogan, Company H, 14-th regiment Pa. volunteers, tried by general court-martial at Alexandria, Va., on the bth instant and found guilty of desertion and violation of the 28d Article of War, in absenting himself from his company and regiment and joining another, has been sentenced to be dishonorably dis charged the military service of tbe United States, with the loss of all pay and allowances, and to be confined at hard labor at Fort Dela ware for the period of three years. Isaac W. Q. aim by, Company I, 20th Illinois volunteers,charged with the same offenses,and t>una guilty, bas been sentenced to dishonora ble discharge from the V. S. service, with the loes of all pay and allowances, and to confine ment at hard labor at Fort Delaware for the period of three years, with a twenty-five pound ball attached to his left leg, with a chain of the usual size and length, for the period of one year. John J. Skinner, (new recruit, unassigned,) 3d regiment Pa. cavalry, found guilty of ab senting himself without proper authority from his detachment at the Baltimore Depot, Phila delphia, Pa , while on his way to this city, about tbe 9th of May last, under charge of a guard, and for enlisting again under an as sumed name while a deserter, has been sen tenced to disbonorable discharge from the U. S. service, with loss of pay and allowances, and hard labor for three years in Fort Dela ware. Amos E Singley, 3d regiment Del. volun teers, charged with tbe same offenses, and lonad guilty, received a similar sentence. The sentences in these cases have been ap proved, and the several parties will be for warded under guard from tbe Old Capitol to Fort Delaware in a day or two. DISMISSED THE SERVICE. Major Wm F. Garrett 2d D. C. volunteer si has been dismissed the service on a sentence of court martial, upon the following charge and specifications: Charge JW?Conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline. Specification 1?In this: that the said Wm. F Garrett, 2d D. C vols., did on or about the25th day ot March, 1S64, report to his commanding officer. Col C. M. Alexander, that he had been shot by a guerrilla while walking his rounds as officer of tbe day for the 1st brigade, Tyler's division, whereas be was not shot by a guer rilla, but wss accidentally shot by himself out side the limi's of bis brigade. Specification 2?In this: that the said Wm. F. Oairett, major 2d D C. vols., did on or about tbe 1st day of April, Ife64, by making falsi* rep resentations f? a surgeon or surgeons in Wash ington, D. C., in regard to certain wound* which he tbe said Wm F- Garrett, major 2d D C. vols , had received, that he had been shot by a it ^errills, or words to that effect, obtain a cer tificate on which to account for absence from his oopunand. This at Washington, D. C., on or aboutuhe time specific. BK1# W*0ERJlTO aRE 81NT TO FORT One htmdred and fourteen rebel officers, now held'a* prisoners of war in the Old Capitol, are to b?* forwarded as soon as practicable to Fort JD?lAWare, in accordance with orders front the C<ihoii.*earF General of Prisoners. niSPO^T^ON OF PRISONERS OF WAR. Ttiree h?>4idr?*d. and fifty-awven prisoners of warTea)ie'?d :me?? bow confined in the Old CspltiJ, wiU be sent i? ? days, under a guard of 13 men, to Elmira, N. Y., for future cowflnnnent. | fUtloymsmt wSiAVJ?.^Tha Secretary ot War La> wrderfd (hat all slaves a*e brought to the leenrttmg wndesvoua in the s+v<" al States, and found pbyaUaMy disqualified U>r military s?r sinai and frho <n not dettre tq mum to theif n>aatar% -but aeek pliu?ty protection, shall ?otba rfjec'ed* but rallstal and murered Into the U. s?. set Tic*, with a view to traos?er to the cievp-r ina*tor's Department (.inarrermasters are alio ordered ae? to forward the men until they are properly trsn?rer*ed by order of the Wa* De partment.?A'? F. Tribune. telegraphic news. THE PIRATE TALLAHASSEE. ,N* B? An*n*t 26 ?The steamer j Wales, from Charlotte town, arrived ! .?jac 11,18 afternoon. and report* thai the pirate Tallahasse burnt 22 American flailing vessels off North Cape, Prince Edward's Island, yesterday. ? ? ? From Kansas?Blockade Roaaers. tc. New York, Aug. 29.?A Naseaaletter of the 20tli states that the steamer Fox bad arrived from Charleston, having throwa overboard 130 bales ot cotton while chased by one of oar vessels The steamers Lncy and Siren, with cotton from Wilmington, had also arrived. The bark Lexington was burned on the 10th Instant by the ignition of a jar of vitriol, and is | a total loss. The new pirate Electric Spark was off Nas sau on the 2d lnst., and was cruising among the islands. Bermuda dates of the 2:>th mention the arri val of four steamers from Wilmington with an aggregate of nearly 3,000 bales of cetton. Great Stern. CIWCIKKATI, August 27.?There was a tre 8t0rm here yesterday, the rain fell ning accompanied by thunder and light Ki??e *5d,anaP?l1s and Cincinnati train was Lawreno^burg6 When Within 13 miles of tn?t>led down an embankment 12 ^ Theroare no detaUs of disaster, but it is l-nn i 25 to 30 persons were woundech none are reported killed. The tram ? number of delegates to the Chica fniured^811 understood none were Rebel Raid on Sfcelbyville, Ky. nr^|Ht^'^v IflLB' 27.?One hundred and twenty-flve guerrillas entered this town an? commenced breaking in the ^ court-house, when about the same ?i?me ?uards and company rifles fired upon them, killing four and wounding ??? Jin? ^erriHas were then driven out of town without any loss on our side. Retaliation upon Rebel Prisoners. Nnw York, Aug. 27.?In retaliation for the cruel usage of our soldiers by the rebels, all the prisoners in Fort Lafayette are not allowed any luxuries whatever. Mosrbt in Fairfax A lady who resides Into fhl^if"f ?J Fairtax Court.House came / y t? day? and reports that Moseby, with a force of about 400 men camped near her father s farm two nights since, and eat up what little stock of provision they had. Mosebv boasted that be had quite recently visited this city, and that he had remained in town for sev eral hours. We have repeatedly heard of Moseby s boasts in this respect, and we have, somehow, been led to doubt the highwayman's veracity. His statements may, however, be quite correct, as the feat is by no means impos sible, and he has sufliciently strong attach ments in this community to induce him to run the hazard of a visit occasionally. The ladv understood him to intimate that he would make Fairfax the scene of his exploits for the present.?Alex Journal, 25th. A Nbw Plan for Filling a Quota.?The people of the eighth district, New York, have the plan ^or Ailing their quota with which the Boston people were so successful. A company has been formed, who have cbar st?f1nl^ t0 *?1(5 Qerm?ny for men who .J! * unlisted on their arrival, and credited to that district. They expect to have a cargo recInit? in time to apply on the draft which is ordered to take place on the 5th prox ?"he military commission in session in Baltimore have tried Richard Worthington, charged with piloting the rebels through por j, !?m<?re coanty? giving them infor ?dnrt?g the recent raid into Mary released him upon his parole ot hon tMe ot Uharlea T> Oosky, also charged meifces to?dayf * P"0t '?r raiders' com ,_^t55 APB OF Pkiooners.?Gn Sunday morning last two prisoners escaped from the county jail. These men bad been indicted for house break robbery, and consequently it convict pet, tneir punishment wonld have been severe. Their names are Charles Bond and Martin Haley.?H el air (3fd.) Ae.jis. Sbntknck ov a Merchant.?Richard Hall, i merchant of Baltimore, has been sentenced to pay a fine of 96,000, and Buffer four months' mprisonmentin Fort McHenry, for trafficking with the enemy.?N. 3*. Tribune. ?^"General Averill has been promoted a b neral t0T his gallant flght at Moore peld, v a., and successful operations during the last month. " . The St. Louis Republican says the race Horse "Billy" was sold for 830,000 a few days *go. ? There are 293,000 guns in the Springfield Armory awaiting the order of the Govern ment. . Considerable attention is being directed (0 the discovery of oil wells in Marion county, V irgima. KT Quebec Is yearning tor a street raP way; Montreal for a public park. JiaTmenW Hamp6bire 11115 more women *T,Z?ST'>??'reuui" K a'"1?? Pittsburg and Alleghany Citv. Pa. are rapidly filling up their quotas. 5' i JJarker 18 a candidate for Congress In the 17th Pa. district. R tO- Weston F. Birch, of St. Louis, is spoken of as a candidate for Governor of Missouri. tt\?,w PRKSBYTIRIAN CHURCH, 4 tt"" #TI1aj Ail ? ifOOENER-OP umtnnw .f A Preaching TO MORROW, at 11 a. m.. brRev. C. C. BURR, and at 'rted!" 7 ' LATdAM- Th? PnMic are in TC-"?*LIGIOUS NOTICE.-The Capitol Hill h.i kTkT^"an Church will hold a service n* v oali^ * afternoon (commencing next 8UN PAT'j?tht ? o'clock, at the Methodist I rotestant Church, corner of 5tb street east and CIIeIt'ER tb* pastor? Bev- JOHN TT"pAN ^A^Ji.)TJB.NEl) MKBTINO OP THE _k_5 Brard of Trustees of the Public School* g?ob^oec,kdp0nmTr,S8I,ATNJ!>CT' the au r-5t R. T. M0R31LL. Sec. 7^*?RUIT. FK8TIVAL.?The Ladies of the JJ? Methodist Protestant Oburch will hold a ini? T IK HI) A V? *?,ne ? Ch,ircl,,Comm'>nc* ? and contiaue dur 'n? ? week, at the Loiod League Rooms, 9th Bt between D and E sts The ladies solicit the pat ron**e of the public. Admission 10 cents- seMon tickets s^cents, admitting a lady and gentleman. EU 2u 31 tr* 0R0A?<?n??^xBMPTJtON FUND.-PBT8R t^* u BACON, Esq., having kindly consented o act ah Receiver and Treasurer of a fund for pro tection against the coroin* draft, for a number of gentlemen, limited to one bundrel. at $ 100 each iny one subject to the same can call at his store! ;orner 7th and Pennsylvania avenue, and deposit he amount, thereby secunn* to themselves all the advantages of escaping the draft. Substitutes will he provided for each man drawn, as their names appear upon the book in rotation, without iny partiality. ?ny information concerning the above club T. H .BARRON or Mr BACON will be glad to rive su^h information naay be required _Rep_and Chron. lw.. and 8. Chro'n. It. an ?8-lw* m-PI',AJT" AT T"" NUMEROUS ifihNo-216 r"?-??' |^YE iXOUR AND SEED RYe! fr<^h pure Rye Plou r Bhls prime white Seed &>e ? In store and for mil-lowiniotg to suit bv au 27 It M0ERT8OW. ?ALT tc CO., V St CornerJI2th and B streets. pOLUMBIA COMMERCIAL ACAbBMV~n77 Private Lessons from 4 tn <0 p m au le*rn*d in three months. WT. > INCENT'S SCHOOL. ~ ~ UNDER THE CHAROfToP thVSISTBRS''Of CHARITY. Tnmlan'a1v ?J Mb?o1 will resumed an Ini^Uv h p I The Sisters in charge Si I ^sr.ctrnu^Vbeiracaret0 lhe m?r41 tr'inln?#? In consequence of the advance of prices the Sisters are compelled to inereaee their rates ol xuHion. au27fw OBOf t W Kunii ?" DANCING AND WALTZING AOADBMY, PKU? HC5*u i, between ?tH and lot\. laaies, . and nria?trrs. wuiicand bet* s^pn an4 tu fi.fi jT e *l 8 f- DtPABTHIHT OF STATB, > WAiHiHGTOBr, August 36, 1961. | This Department has been officially informed the restrictions hitherto imposed on trade in tan interior markets ot the Moorish domin ions have been removed. By an agreement between the Snltan and foreign representatives In tbat country made in 1863, merchants were prohibited from going to markets in the Interior to boy wool and cereals, bat were permitted to purchase only in the markets of the seaport towns. This restrictive agreement which par alyzed trade, and operated greatly to the pre jndice of Christian merchants, has, at the re qnest of the foreign representatives, been re scinded, and no restrictions, other than those imposed by treaty, are now in force. LOST AND FOUND. fine REWARD?Lost, en Monday evening, August 24. 1861. on the Avenue, between 8thand Htb streets, OM1 HUNDRED AND TWO DOLLARS, in Government money. The above will be paid if left at this office. au 27 3t? FOUND? A small sum of MONEY. The owner can have it by describing the same and paying for this advertisement. Inquire at W. B. LEWIS'S Auction store. No. 309 Penn'a av., between 9th and loth st-<. it '"pAKEN CP.?A COW, and CALF about four 1 days old .lays on the property of Mr. STE PHEN OASEY, on9th street, between N andO. If the owner will come forward, prove property and pay charges be can take them away. au 27-St-' 170UND?On I Btreet, a MEMORANDUM BOOK, r (a pocket diary,) containing a small sum of money, which the owner can have by calling at No. 3(94 9th street and paying for this advertise ment. It* CJTRAYED AWAY?On the 26th, one mouse-col ored COW, two small holes through her horns: has the use of but three teats, whoever will return her to 543 Thirteenth street, Island, will be liberally rewarded. It* A. R, LAPP. REWARD.?Btrayed away, on Saturday, 20th August, a small 00W, fresh, yellow color, with white lees, and white on shoulder; a piece cut out of left ear: short horns, turned in towards head. WM. 0. O'MEARA, No. 524 Penn.avenue, between td and 3d sts. au 17-3t* L'OUND?This morning, on 8th street. Navy Yard, I a POCKET BOOK, containing a small amonnt of money, which the owner can have by proving property and paying for this advertisement. Ap ply at the corner of 11th and K streets. Navy Yard. au 27 3t* GEORGE M. NORTON. I" 09T?On the 26th inst., in going dovn D at., Li from 4th to 7th. and down 7th street towards the Navy Yard, a black leather-covered StEMO RAN DUM BOOK, containing pedlar's license and bills. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at the Star Office. It* Y OST?#n Thursday night, the 25th inst., a large Li DIARY, containing valuable papers, of no use to any one but the owner. In the Diary was a large envelope addressed to Jas. F. Beazell. 85 reward and n>> questions asked if returned to KILBURN A WELLS, 496 9th st. an ?^3t? REWARD?Lost on the nig-ht of the22d inst., at or about Hancock's restaurant, on Penn sylvania avenue, a large CARBUNCLE 8ETTING to a ring. The above reward (its full value,) will be naid on its return to the BAR KEEPER at Han cock rs. an 2H-3t* TAKEN UP ESTRAY?On the night of the 19th of June, one red, white faced horned COW," end on the 22d of June, one black and white BUF FALO. anil on the 23*1 of August, one red and white BUFFALO, with slit in right ear, and one roane BUFFALO. Theowners will please come forward, prove property, pay damages, and take them away. C. F. HAMILTON, back of the Piney Branch Race track, D. C. au26 3t* Found trespassing on my premises-a large light colored COW, which the owner can have by proving property and nayinir charges. ELIAS TRAVERS, au 25-3t* 24th street, First Ward. TOST?On 15th street west, a commission and .i discharge papers with other papers of T. W. WHITEHOUSb, late captain of Oo.K,22d Maine vols. The finder will be rewarded by leaving them at BOLTER'S, 428 Pa. arenue, between 4'i and 6thj^ts. au 25-3t* 08T ! LOST ! LOST !?Broke loose from the ?i Three Tun Stables, Aug. 25th, one large brown COLT, four rears old, some white in his face. Five dollars will be paid for his delivery at the above stables, on 3d street east, between M and N. au 25-5t* K. H. LAMBELL. QQn REWARD.?Stolen, a dark bay CANA DIAN IT. 8. HORSE, pony build, small size, white spot on the left side under tae saddle girth, heavy mane and foretop. Address C. T. POR8ETT,at Kendall Green Park, Washington, D1C: au2*i-6t* ffij f* RE WARD.?Strayed away on the 3d of Au gust a small dark brindle COW, with white hind teot, white bellv, white on the end of her tail, and a rope round her neck. JAMES A. McCATHRON, au 25-3t* 6th st., bet. E and G,_Navy-Yard. FOUND?Some valuable PAPERS,belonging to Anthony Clinton. He can have them by pay ing charges, at the Seventh Ward Station House, on 4H street south. an 2t lw* L< SUBSTITUTES. ^GENTS FOB T HE Q COT A OF THE DISTRICT, SUBSTITUTES 1 SUBSTITUTES! N. H. MILLER A CO., No. 511 Ninth street west, near Pennsylvania av. (25) TWENTY-FIVB men for the army, REP RESENTATIVES for those liable to the DR4KI. AT THE MOST REASON ABL8 PRIOC9 N. B.?Runners liberally dealt with. Exemption papers prepared, with dispatch, by N, H. MILLIRi au #-3w* Justice of the Peace. SUBSTITUTES.?Substitutes bought and sold, ?o Enrolled citizens had better apply at 183 I st., between 2"th and 21st, before engaging a sub. elsewhere. Will be furnished at the cheapest rates. Jy 26-lra* THE LAST CHANCE. * * $40,000 WORTH OF BOOTS AND SHOES Will be sold FOR TWO WEEKS LONGER AT LESS THAN manufacturers' PRICES. AU in need of SHOES Will do well by supplying themselves uow at HIILBRUN'S BARGAIN SHOE STORE, 506 SlVgNTH STBKKT, Adjoining Odd Fellows' Hal!. P. 8.?BOOTS and SHOES made to order and REPAIRED at 506 SEVENTH STREET. au 26-3t* NOTICE TO SUTLERS.-Adouble-deck BARGE ?100 tons?in good order, all ready for use, can be bought on reasonable terms. Hale to close concern. Apply to Capt. Cushman,on board Birge "M. Kennedy, 'at Ship Yard, Alexandria, Va.; or to Mr. Lampkin, at Palmer's Wharf, foot of 11th street. Washington. DC ; or to Flowens A Bowen, No. 1 King street. Alexandria Va. au 25-2w* A FINE. NEARLY THOROUGH-BRED BAY HORSE AT PRIVATE 8ALE.-We/ offer for sale a fine, nearly thorough-bred BAY HORSE, admirably adapted for uiili-i tary purposes, 16 bands high, full of life and ac tion, from the best stock, years old, and per fectly sound; seasoned and hardened, will carry any weight, and perfectly gentle: would make a splendid general officer's horse. Apply to W. L. WALL A CO., Auction and Commission Merchants, au 25 6t South cor. Pa. av. and 9th st. K ENDAL GREEN VINEYARD GRAPES. LEAVE VOUR ORDERS AND SEE 8AMPLE3, at Z. D. OILMAN'S DRUG STORE, au 2&-tf under Metropolitan Hotel. I?OR SALE ? A lot of FRAMES. SASH and r BLINDS, 10 by 12 and 10 by 14. Inquire at No. 185 6th street, between N and 0. au 26-3t* I?OR SALE-A HACK, with horses. harness. ? Ac., Ac., in gooa order. Apply to No. 511 H street, near 7th. au 25-St' ^TAMPING AND EMBROIDERING done with neatness and dispatch, and at the lowest prices, at 4 31 Massachusetts avenue, near the Northern Liberty Market. au 24- im' ^ GEORGE FORREST, ATE Quartoraaater United States Army. Adjust* Officers, Ordnance, Quartermaster's. and Commissary's ACCOUNTS. 464 Tenth street, an 24-lm* Washington, P. 0. /GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT - " I The General Orders of the War department for 1*41, *6J and '68. Two volumes: pric*$to For eaie by PHI LP A SOLOMONS au 15 3t 333 Pennsylvania avenue. an 19-Uepl Providence Hospital. L<4i I lOHTFIWG BOM.-LIGHTNING EODS Li The naderfrfgned Is prepared to fnrV.li and put up platin*. tlpM<j| pol&ti, the tnd me at r*h?nn "?*?*y*?s ?rnta. an *-uk* 971 Peu. a*., Washing***, d, c. 4 O'CLOCK P. GOVERNMENT SECURITIES. Jay Cooke & Co. furnish the following quo tations at Government securities: WABHINOTOir, Aug. 27, 1964. Buying. Selling. U. S. 6's Coupon 1881 109 lio U. S. 5-20's 1IIX 112K 7 3-10 Treasury Notes., Ill 112 One Tear Certificates W1; 95 Certificate Checks..... 95% NbwYobk?First Board. Coupons, 109*; 5-20's, 112; Certificates, 94 V; Gold, 250*. Official War Bulletin. The Battle of Thursday on the Weldon Railroad. Official Reports ef Gens. Grant, Meade and Hancock?The Rebel Generals Heth and Wilcox Attack Hanceck on the Left and Center?The Enemy Gala Tempo rary Success?We afterwards Repnlse him with Terrible Loss?One ef the Most Desperate Fights ef the War?Number ef Rebel Prisoners Taken?The Enemy Re treat, Leaving their Dead and Wounded on the Field?We Still Held the Weldon Railroad. War Dspartmbnt, > Washington, August 27?10 a. m. s Major Gen. Dix, New York : On Thursday, the 23th, Gen. Hancock, who was south of Reams' Station, was attacked several times during the day, but he repulsed the enemy in every assault. At half-past five p. m. a combined attack was made on his cen ter and leu, wmcn, alter one ui tne most des perate battles of the war, resulted in the en emy withdrawing from the field, leaving their dead and wounded on the ground. The de tails are given in the following brief official reports of Gen. Grant, Gen. Meade and Gen. Hancock; City Point, Va., Noon, August 26, 1864.? Following just received: ?'Second Army Corps, August 26?For Gen eral Humphreys : The attack about 5.30 p. m. was probably intended to be simultaneous, by Wilcox on my center and Heth on my left. Enemy formed in the woods, placed their artil lery In position, and opened a heavy cannon ade, lasting about] fifteen minutes; then as saulted Miles' force. He resisted tenaciously but enemy broke his line. Some of Gibbons' roops were hurried over to repair the damage, and enemy only gained a slight foothold. They soon attempted on my extreme left, driving Gibbons' division from his line. His men had been much wearied, rushing over to General Miles and back during the repeated assaults. "Gen. Gibbons succeeded in forming a strong line, and the enemy, who were pressing on with great enthusiasm, were severely checked by the dismounted cavalry under Gen. Gregg, which he handled handsomely. Miles re gained most of his entrenchments, and distin guished himself. All he had to work with were such small parties as could be rallied and formed by staff officers. The fighting was con tinuous till dark, the enemy being held in check by artillery, dismounted cavalry, and skirmirhers. " At dark we withdrew for reasons stated. "The chief of artillery reports that he lost about two hundred and fifty burses. " The enemy made an advance, up to a late hour last night, holding, as tar as could be seen, some of our captured guns with their skirmish lines. "They must have suffered heavily. My own less, including cavalry, will perhaps not ex ceed twelve or fifteen hundred, thongh this is surmise, as the command is not yet organized " Capt. Brownson, of my staff, was mortally wounded, dying during the nip;ht. Col. Walk er, A. A. G., is missing 44 This is acknowledged to have been one oi the most determined and desperate fights of the war, resembling Spotsylvania in its character, though the number engaged gives less impor tance. A few more good troops would have given us a victory of considerable importance ?'I forward this forenoon, prisoners from Oald. V11? ?? vx-.w " Major Angel, of my staff, saw and con versed with two prisoners of Mahone's divis ion last night. I do not find them this morn ing. They said Mahone's division, with the exception of one brigade, was there. " W. A. Hancock, Major General." " U. S. Grant, Lieutenant General." City Point, Va., 1 p. m., Aug. 26 F ollow ing just received: "SECOND C0RF8, 12:30 p.m., August 26.?A safe-guard that was left on the battle-field re mained there till after daylight this a. m. At that time the enemy had all disappeared, leav ing their dead on the field unburied. This shows how severely they were punished, and' doubtless hearing of the arrival of reinforce ments, they feared the result to-day if they re mained. G. G. Mbadb, Major Gen." City Point, Va., August 26, 2. p. m ? Fol lowing just received: "Second Army Corps, 1 p. m.?To Lieut. General Grant.?Since sending my last des patch I have conversed wit h the safe-guard referred to. He did not leave the field till after sunrise. At that time nearly all the enemy had leit, moving towards Petersburg. He says they abandoned not only their dead, but their wounded also. He conversed with an officer* who said their losses were greater than ever . before during the war. "The safeguard says he was over the field, and it was covered with the enemy's dead and wounded. He has seen great many battle fields, but never saw such a Eight. Very few of our dead?nearly all of the enemy. All our wounded are brought off, but our dead un buried. I have also instructed Gregg to make an effort to send a party to the field and bury our dead. G. G. Meads, Major Gen'l." "U. S. Grant, Lieut. Gen'l." Our forces hold the Weldon road, and, in a dispatch dated at 3 p. m. yesterday. General Gr:int says that their loss of this road seems to be " a blow to the enemy he cannot stand. I think I do not overstate the loss of the enemy in the last two weeks at ten thousand killed and wounded. We have lost heavily, but ours has been mostly in captured when the enemy gained temporary advantages." The number of rebel prisoners taken on our side has not ye* been reported. Gen. Grant also makes the following report of an unsuccessful attack by the enemy on Gen. Butler's picket line Thursday: "Yesterday (Thursday) morning the enemy drove in Butler's picket line. The picket guard soon rallied, however, drove the enemy back, and re-established their line. "The result was one killed, sixteen wound ed, and fourteen missing on our side. Two commanding officers and fifty-nine enlisted men were captured from the enemy. "What their casualties were in killed and wounded we do not know.' Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. FIGHTING ON THURSDAY ON THE WELDON ROAD. We learn, unofficially, that at the time of the attack on Hancock he was engaged in extend ingthe work of destruction on the Weldon Railroad, and his men being scattered in de tachments along aconsiderable line, the enemy were able to do some damage before our forces could be consolidated. They made a capture of some guns, it is said, by the aid of their sharpshooters concealed in a cornfield, who shot the horses and meu, and then made a rush upon the guns, dragging them within their skirmish lines; but it is doubtful if they got any off the field. It should be remembered that these batteries, as reorganized, consist of bat four guns to the battery, and consequently, had they succeeded in carrying off all fonr ot the batteries they are reported to have held at one time, it would have been but sixteen guns. Barlow's division, of the 2d corps, is said to have lost considerably In prisoners at the time BUjpMe his first onset . . While we may have lost more in prisoners than the enemy, they lost infinitely more in killed and wounded than we. indeed so terrible were their losses that they were Obliged to retreat leaving usagala in pes e?im ot the esveied wiUm Read. T ' ANOTHER 8TTCOK88FCT. RAID INTO ftlBXL territory - capturb or prisonkrj DJiST RUCTION OF SALT WORKS. Ac. A dispatch from Rear Admiral Dahlgren, commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, dated August 23, 1361, and received At the Department thl* morning, reports that Capt. OolvOooresjes has made another descent into the rebel territory, and captured a lleuten ant and twenty-eight privates of company F, 3d South Carolina cavalry, dispersed the re mainder,, captured their arms and equipments, horned tha encampment, destroyed two large salt works, capnared six overseers and seventy, one slaves, destroyed the bridge on the main road ltom Savannah, and captured a mR.il. The activity and skill ef Capt. Calvocoresses is recommended by Admiral Dahlgren a? en titled to the highest commendation. A detailed report is promised the Department by the next steamer. PRISONERS OF WAR. ^ ^ w The following prisoners of war reached here last evening, and were committed to the Old Capitol by order of Provost Marshal Iugra ham : Privates John Taylor and John Bench ler, 2d Va. cavalry, captured in Fairfax coun ty: Levi Prldmore, 4th Va. cavalry, taken in Prince William county on the 19th Instant, and John Ridgway, 58th Va. infantry, captured at Charlestown, Va., August 24. RELEASED. ? Miles M. Jordan, of the 25th \ a. Battalion, who was captured last moDth on the Rappa hannock, has been released from imprison ment in the Old Capitol, he having taken the oath ol allegiance. ADMIRAL FARRAGUT'8 REPORT. A lengthy detailed report of the operations of our fleet in Mobile Bay was received from Admiral Farragut by the Department to-day. NUMB1R Of PRISONERS. By this day's report it appears there are still 57R prisoners in the Old Capitol, and 313 in Car roll prison. Executivb Committee of the National Union Committee.-?-There was no meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Union Committee this morning. At their last meeting yesterday, propositions for the con duct of the pending canvass were Introduced, oonsldered apposite and agreed upon. They promise a vigorous and determined canvass. Personal?Gen. Huater is in the city to Wise well. Military Governor, has left town for a few daj-s. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. FURTHER FROM GRANT'S ARMY. Confirmation of our Success on Thursday? The Enemy Repulsed and Driven from the Field?Our Lines Maintained?The Weldon Railroad still in onr Grasp. Baltimore, August 27.?A dispatch from Fortress Monroe, August 2G, says the follow ing information has been received there from City Point: The enemy in very strong force attacked the 2d corps, on the extreme leit, yesterday, andi having far superior numbers, were almost upon the point of overpowering them, when the 5th corj>8 came up and the enemy were re pulsed and driven from the Held. The loss on both sides was about equal. We still maintain our lines as before, holding the Weldon Rail road in our grasp. FROM GEORGIA. Kirkpatrick on a Big Raid?He Makes the Entire Circuit of Atlanta, and Has a Fight on His Return?Macon Railroad Torn Up and Rebel Communications Damaged. Cincinnati, August 20.?The Gazette has a dispatch from Atlanta which says: Kilpatrick destroyed the Macon Railroad in several places, tearing up about fourteen miles. He also captured and burned a train of supplies belonging to the rebels en route to Atlanta. On his return he met the rebels in strong force, and totally defeated them, capturing four stands of colors, six cannon, and 200 pris oners. He afterwards met another force of rebels, who pressed him so heavily that he was obliged to abandon all but two guns and most of the prisoners. He made an entire cir cuit of Atlanta, and reached Decatur with loO men. He inflicted severe damage on the rebel communications. FROM NORTH CAROLINA. Resistance to Rebel Conscription at Greens, borongh?The Rebel Force Whipped by the Citizens. Roanoke Islahd, August ai.?Reliable in formation has been received that the rebel forces, under command of Major Whitford and Captain R. Keyoe, went to Greensburuugb, n. C., to take the conscripts away for the rebel A-rmv, wbarsnpon tb* Unian nitiyon? turned out en masse to rcist them. A fight ensued between the parties, resulting in the utter de feat of the rebel forces. Captain Keyoe was killed and Major Whitlord mortally wounded. All the rebels not killed or wounded were driven from the town. Arrived at Fortress Monroe, steamer Verona, from New York, with eight hundred conva lescents. Gen. Butler. Fortress Monroe, Augustus.?Major Gen. Butler passed through here last night, from Bermuda Hundred, en route for \Vathington. NEW YORK. STOCK LIST. [By the People'a Line?Office 511 Ninth street.] New York, Aug. 27.?U. S. 1881, coupon 6's, 100%; U. S. 5.20 s, 111%; Certificates of Indebt ednesses; Gold, 250 N. Y. Central, Erie, 108%; Hudson River, 126%; Harlem,?; Reading, 132%; Michigan Central, 131V; Michi gan Southern, 85%; Illinois Central, 12Sjf; Cleveland and Pittsburg, llOtf; Cleveland and Toledo, 127%; Chicago and Rock Island, 109%; Milwaukle and Prairie du Chien, G3 \; Pitts burg, Fort Wayne and Chicago, 111%; Alton and Terra Haute, 60; Chicago and Northwestern, 53%; Quicksilver, 81%. LOCAL NEWS. A Novel Case.?This morning Dr. Bech tinger, a German physician, was arrested by oflicer Fuss with a warrant issued by Justice Kinsey, upon the oath of Catherine Wagner, who charges Dr. Bechtinger "with practicing as a physician and surgeon in the District of Columbia without a proper license, in contra vention ol the act of Congress in such a case made and provided." The law alluded to is the act of Congress, July 9, 1838, to revive an act to incorporate the Medical soc iety of the District of Columbia, the 5th section of which provides that "no person not beretolore a prac titioner of medicine or surgery within the District of Columbia, shall be allowed to practice within the said District, in either of said branches, without first having having ob tained a license testified as by this law direct ed. or the production of a diploma from a re spectable Medical College, or a board of ex aminers established by law." The penalty for such violation is fifty dollars. The evidence before Justice Kinsey this mdrning proved that Dr. Bechtinger practiced by prescribing for a female patient who died, and that he had not obtained a license as required by the law. Dr. Bechtinger exhibited his diploma from a i College in Vienna, and various other papers, showing him to have been regularly in prac tice as a physician in other cities in Europe, and in this country. Justice Kinsey deterred judgment until Monday next. Navy Yard?The double ender Mattabas sett, Commander Febiger, left the Yard this morning for Baltimore. One of the oldest pilots ot the Chesapeake 1 and Potomac, Mr. Tbos. D. White, died last evening at his residence in this city, and will be bnrled to-morrow afternoon. Mr. White was well-known to all river men, and his death will be regretted by a large number of his old companions. Self-Sealing Jars.?As this is the season for putting up fruits, and as sngar is so high that housekeepers naturally look around for the cheapen means of putting up the fruit Lyman's 8elf-sealing jars are said to preserve fruit, and no sugar is required. They are at least worth a trial. C. W. Boteler A Son has tbem for sale, at Iron Hall. 316 Pennsylvania avenne. bee advertisement elsewhere. Sebiocslt Sick.?Last night, a man, evi dentiy a stranger, was picked up trom8th street, near the Post Office, very sick, and suffering with convulsions. He was taken to the Third Ward station house, and everything that could be done, was done for his relief. He is unable I to tell his name, but the police have reported I the case to Mayor Wallach, in order to have the man cared for. _ Scbpicio* o? Horbb StbA-Limo.?Charles Posey, colored, was arrested last night by Of ficer A. Greer, of the Third Ward, on sua nicion of horse stealing, and of being connect ed with a gang of horse thieve* who are prowling about in M*rvl*nd and this District. He ia held lor further hearing. state or ran n?uiontn.-A? Frank* lioA Co.'a, opticians, No. *4 Pennsylvania avenue, the theimomeler stood to-day at I o'clock, 84 l> the shade, and tit 1a the sna. aT-plttohurg, Pa.,'hai taken tS?00ft,000 of the new loan AT- o*an*4 Is hard at work en a new opara JJIGHLT IM POET ANT TQ TEK LADIBS. LAN8BUBGH & BRO , OP Til BALTIMOB1 BARGAIN 8TOB1. 375 8?t*ntji Strut, Tiiree Doors above I street, will commence to run off their (took for a few Jar* at much less than factory prices. The largest and bent selected stock of DRY G-OODB in the city. 1,500 pieces Dark Prints, from .15 cent* op. 4,000 pieces Bleached and Brown Cottons. 1,900 pieces white and colored Flannel*, in every variety. 1.000 piece* dark fall Delaines. 400 pieces Shepherd Plaids, a beautiful artijie at 50 cents. Bleached tnd brown LINEN TABLE CLOTH. TOWELS, NAPKINS, and a general assortment of HOUSEKEEPING GOODS, at less than importation price. CASSINETS AND CASSIMEBES, for men and bora' wear, very cheap. Plain, colored and paper CAMBRICS. best qnality, at 30 cents. 3,000 dozen Hosiery of all grades, soma very good. Ladies' white Hese at 25 cent*. Heavy ribbed do. at 35 cents. J. A P. Coats'Spools 25 cents. Green & Daniel's, 8tuart's A Clark's Spool Cat ton. in white, black and colored, 12S cents Smith's best Needles 5 cents a paper. Best Pins 5 cents a peper. With a great many other barg&ins too numerous to mention. HOOP SKIRTS. HOOP SKIRTS, at half price, to close. Call Early at the BALTIMORE BARGAIN STORE. LBNSBURQn St BRO., 37 5 Seventh street. Three Doors above I street. N. B ?Some envious people swear LANSBURGH A BBO. steal thesr goods, or else they couldn't sell so cheap; but that's all a mistake. When we buy (and for cash only) wo know how to lay out money to an advantage. au 27-3t* Boarding for ladies, at No. 100 e street north, between 12th and 13th streets, in the rear. au g fit* IN A PRIVATE FAMILY a few gentlemen can be accommodated wixh FURNISHED ROOMS and BOARD, at 1W2 Washington stree', George tovn Reterences regaired an 27-jit* VIA-ANTED? Every Lady in the District to know v v that I have received a new and beautiful ma chine, and am now prepared to Flute goods twelve inches in width, and deeper than any other establish ment in the country. As this was what was wanted by the Ladies, we can now do FLUTING! FLUTING! superior to any done in the lar?re cities. On^y plaoe in town. LADIES STAMPING DEPOT. 3t*l Fat., oppo. Patent Office. au 27-tf rpo ALL WHOM THIS MAY CONCERN. BENJ. IfEWMAN is selling DRY (IOODS at less than they can b* bought in New York : Bleached Cotton at 40, SO; Calico at 4i?. 42. 45: Hoop Skirts, -91 53, $1.65; Cor sets. SI .75, ?2, f 2 mi; Balmorals at ?4; Skirt Braids. 15; 211) yards Spool Cotton. 8 for Wcente; Children 'a Woollen Hose at 25: a full assortment of Button Hosiery: Fancy Goods at very low prices. Call and see for veurself. , BED POST ! BED P08T B. NEWMAN. 443 7th street, aui:7-3t* Three doors from G st. 1HE DRAFT IN GEORGETOWN, D. C. Mayor's Office, Georg^totrn D. C , Aug. 27,ISVl. Those citizens of the town who are suli.isctto the approaching draft to furnish soldiers for ou. army, and who desire to avoid that service, are in vited to join in the following self insuring scheme : Every citizen who i" liable to 1>e drafted can de posit the sum of One Hundred Dollars in the Bank of Commerce. The whole sum fo deposited will constitutes fund for the exclusive benefit of those of thedepositors who may he drafted The scheme will work tnu*: Should there 1 e one hundred depositors, for instance, and only twenty of them be drafted, eighty would be protected from service by paying one hundred dollars nacb, while the whole ten thousand dollars would be distributed in sums of five hundred dollars each to the twenty who were dra'ted. With that they could obtain substitutes or keep the money and go into service, at their own option. Of course the real result will be so varied from the one here given as an illustration as to make it more or less beneficial to the drafted parties , but there is this absolute certainty about it: that every drafted man will get the whole of his money back, with the almost equal certainty of mo" CLnu 4uuUIC tUKl SU LU, SR't a |>I UUHOll' if IT HIS re ceiving a sum of not 1?bh than five hundred do'lars. In this scheme there oan be no juggling, no pre cedence of favorite individuals, or tricks played off upon the unsuspecting. There will h* but two well ascertained parties: thoBe who escape the draftand lose their hundred dollars, ana those who are drafted and get all the money deposited by the whole association. fhould this scheme fail ora faverable result, or work any particular hardship to one of thede positors. the subfcriber has in view an ad;uncti?e ssheme which will afford the necessary relief with out any additional costs to the association. For any further information apoly t<> au 27-1 w HENRY ADDI80N, Mayor. Y W. L. WALL A CO., Auctioneers. H TRUSTEES SAL* OK A ROUSE AND LOT IN THE SEVENTH WARD. By virtue of a deed of trust to the subscribe-s, dated the 17th day of August, 186'i. and recorded in Lilier J . A. 8., No. 2>>3, folios 167.et sen., oneof the Land Records. Ac., we shall offer at public auction on WEDNESDAY the 21st day of September, at 4 o'clock, p. m., in front of the premis-s, all of Lot numbered seven, (7,( of sub-division of Square numbered four hundred and thirteen. (413.) of the elan of the City of Washington, with the improve ments thereon, consisting of a two storv frame House. This property is situated on south G st , between 8th and 9th streets west. The Lot has a width of twenty-fonr (24) feet, ten (W) inches, and a dept h of one hundred and twenty -four feet, eight (8i inches to an alley Terms of sale: One half cash, the residue in sir and twelve months, the purchaser giving his note-, for the deferred payment..,, satisfactorily endorsed and bearing interest from the day of sale, and se cured by a deed of trust on the premises. All conveyancing at the cost of the purchaser. If the terms of saleare not complied with, withia five days from the davofsale. the Trustees reserve tbe riffhtto re sell the said property at th< risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser, on giving one weeks notice by two insertions in some newspaper in the City o' Washington. EDWARD C. CARRINGTON,(Tr?.. , A8BURV LLOYD. f Trustees. au 27-2sw3w&ds WM. L WALL A CO., Ancts fhFFICE DEPOT OOM'Y OF SUBSISTENCE* v/ Washington. D. C. Augjft vs. 1?>| ' Will be sold at Public Auction on MONDAY September 5th, 1854, at 11 o'clock a. m., at the 6th street Wharf, Washington, B- C., the following public property, in good condition via: On? Thousand (1,0 01 Beef Hides, salted. Fifty-two (62) Beef Rides, dry. Eleven (11) Sheep Skins. Terms: Cash in Government funds. 8. C GREENE. an 27-fit Captain and C. 8. V. ALB Of CONDEMNED QUARTERMASTER'S bTOKES. Chief Quartermaster's Office, Washington Depot, I Washihotoh. D. C? Aug. 27 1864.1 Will be sold at wnblli auction, at Government Warehouse Ne. 6. New York avenue, betweea IRth and 19th streets, Washington city, O C onTUES DAY, September 6th, 1864, at 11 o'clock a. ni .a lot of Quartermaster's Stores, condemned as unfit for use or issue, viz : A large lot of Stoves and Stove Pipe, Boilers, Ovens. Old Iron. Carp-nter's T-oIs, Desks, Chairs, Scales. Shovels, Grindstones. Hardware, Brooms. Buckets, Pans, Old Copper Brushes, Ac.. A c. Successful bidders will be required to remove tbe stores within five days from the date of sale. Terms cash. In Government funds. D H. RUCKBB, Brig. Gen. and Chief Quartermaster, au 77-9t Depot of Washington. ?70RSALE-A rich melalion *ELV ETC ARPET r and PLINTON BEDSTEAD. Also. BOOMS for rent. Apply 373_Penn'a av. aujs-3t* F~OR 8ALE?A lot of WOOD WORKING mV CHlNERY.all in go?d order, lonsistlng of Moulding Mill, Planing Mill, Gig Saw, Cut off j^hw. Circular Saw, and Steam Eng'ne of in-horse power. Apply to E H. DEI.\HAY. au 26 2*w3w? Alexandria. Va.t P. O. NOTICE. UNITED STATES 7 3.10 LOAN. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of WASHING TON has now on hand, ready for immediate deliv ery, a full 'upply of these new Bonds, i' vhscribers are requetUd to present their certificates at once and receive taeir Bonds. T.h'fe having money to invest should not lose a'gbt of the fact that by investing in this Loan they not enly receive interest, at the high rate of 7 3 JO per cent., but secure to themselves the very important advantage of obtaining, at thee^d of three years. 6 PEB CENT. 5-20 YEAR BONDS AT PAR. which are tow worth over 12 per cent, premium, and wh'ch after the war muat necessa rily advance to a much higher rate. au 24-tf EDMUND K'RKB'8 NEW BOOR-"Down in Tennessee," by tbe author or "Among the Pines."Ac. Price #160 Feraaleby " ' PHILP A SOLOMONS, au 2B-*t 332 Pennsylvania avenue. PUIT JABSt FBCIT J A B SI I floasekeepere wbe wish te put ?p fresh 'rait era Invited to esamine oar 8BLF SBALISG FRfJI T JARS, as they bare bee a thoroughly tented, and we can warrart the* te keep fruit perently As the finlt reeni e? ?? eogar and t?e Ja^s no cement. It is economy for ev. ry family te p?t ?p all the fruit they weal f*r the winter mV-IV VIBB a bbyebioob.