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MB EVENING STAR
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W. D. WALLACH, Iditartil Prtfrltur.
SATURDAY.. AUGUST 'iT, 1W4.
KT READING MATTES ON EVERT PAG1.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
? There are 293,000 guns in the Springfield
Armory awaiting the order of the Govern
. Considerable attention is being directed
(0 the discovery of oil wells in Marion county,
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*
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
?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
|^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
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
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
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.
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,
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*
^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.
$40,000 WORTH OF
BOOTS AND SHOES
Will be sold
FOR TWO WEEKS LONGER
AT LESS THAN manufacturers' PRICES.
AU in need of
Will do well by supplying themselves uow at
BARGAIN SHOE STORE,
506 SlVgNTH STBKKT,
Adjoining Odd Fellows' Hal!.
P. 8.?BOOTS and SHOES made to order and
506 SEVENTH STREET.
NOTICE TO SUTLERS.-Adouble-deck BARGE
?100 tons?in good order, all ready for use,
can be bought on reasonable terms. Hale to close
concern. Apply to Capt. Cushman,on board Birge
"M. Kennedy, 'at Ship Yard, Alexandria, Va.; or
to Mr. Lampkin, at Palmer's Wharf, foot of 11th
street. Washington. DC ; or to Flowens A Bowen,
No. 1 King street. Alexandria Va. au 25-2w*
A FINE. NEARLY THOROUGH-BRED BAY
HORSE AT PRIVATE 8ALE.-We/
offer for sale a fine, nearly thorough-bred
BAY HORSE, admirably adapted for uiili-i
tary purposes, 16 bands high, full of life and ac
tion, from the best stock, years old, and per
fectly sound; seasoned and hardened, will carry
any weight, and perfectly gentle: would make a
splendid general officer's horse. Apply to
W. L. WALL A CO.,
Auction and Commission Merchants,
au 25 6t South cor. Pa. av. and 9th st.
LEAVE VOUR ORDERS
AND SEE 8AMPLE3,
Z. D. OILMAN'S DRUG STORE,
au 2&-tf under Metropolitan Hotel.
I?OR SALE ? A lot of FRAMES. SASH and
r BLINDS, 10 by 12 and 10 by 14. Inquire at No.
185 6th street, between N and 0. au 26-3t*
I?OR SALE-A HACK, with horses. harness.
? Ac., Ac., in gooa order. Apply to No. 511 H
street, near 7th. au 25-St'
^TAMPING AND EMBROIDERING done with
neatness and dispatch, and at the lowest prices,
at 4 31 Massachusetts avenue, near the Northern
Liberty Market. au 24- im'
^ GEORGE FORREST,
ATE Quartoraaater United States Army.
Officers, Ordnance, Quartermaster's.
464 Tenth street,
an 24-lm* Washington, P. 0.
/GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT -
" I The General Orders of the War department
for 1*41, *6J and '68. Two volumes: pric*$to For
eaie by PHI LP A SOLOMONS
au 15 3t 333 Pennsylvania avenue.
an 19-Uepl Providence Hospital.
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
an *-uk* 971 Peu. a*., Washing***, d, c.
4 O'CLOCK P.
Jay Cooke & Co. furnish the following quo
tations at Government securities:
WABHINOTOir, Aug. 27, 1964.
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%
Coupons, 109*; 5-20's, 112; Certificates, 94 V;
Official War Bulletin.
The Battle of Thursday on the Weldon
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
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.
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
" 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
"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*
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
Resistance to Rebel Conscription at Greens,
borongh?The Rebel Force Whipped by
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
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%.
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
AT- o*an*4 Is hard at work en a new opara
JJIGHLT IM POET ANT TQ TEK LADIBS.
LAN8BUBGH & BRO ,
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
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
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
at less than importation price.
CASSINETS AND CASSIMEBES,
for men and bora' wear, very cheap.
Plain, colored and paper
best qnality, at 30 cents.
3,000 dozen Hosiery of all grades, soma very
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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..
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.
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.
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.