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PERSONAL.
piMOnib.-WH. Rnt 381 IS!Sa!?
M lit* the Patent.Offlw, is ths only one in town
vko Imi FLUTING, hifioi three t?t slngnnt
machines now in operation. Ladies who <*ire
this very fashionable trimming should ?i?? him ?
eall. Stomping in all its varieties elsfantly *?ne.
Stamped Goods, Braid and Bilh? for side. an 12 tf
smvmwmag
rjtwwD D and E. Tbow lfc twd 6f a confidential
adviser can be suited by calling on hi a. aufl-lm*
pRIVATl COMPLAINTS Are treated, either
MraonaiWor by letter, at Dr. WOOD'S 0?ce,
d9& 7th street, Separate rooms for patients. Or
open d>y and night. w ?lm
JLIADAMB AHOLIAB WOULD RBSPEOTFUL
J-*n 1* announce to her friends and the puono
generally, that she ia now settled permanently m
#ouse No. 34 9 0 street, between 4>i and 6th sts..
Island, where she ii prepared to read, to all who
require it, the Past, Present and Future. Bern*
an impressed medium, she is able to advise and
counsel with safety upon all matters; especially
business matters; er iu fact, anything or import
ance. Ladies 7Seents; Gentlemen >1,25. Can b?
consulted from 8 a. m. until 9 p. m. an 5-2w*
17XT*Ab?DINAET P?W*E. Mrs L. SMITH,
MU Clairvoyant ana Test Meaiam, 253 4th street,
a few doors above I street, with the aid of spirits,
examines all kinds of diseases, sees yonr dead ana
living friends; deseribqf them, gets names; tells
character; reads the future. Advice about busi
ness. Hitting f2. jT 18-lm*
TRAVELERS1 DIRECTORY.
Bcapb may.
V KA1LROAD FROM PHILADELPHIA PROM
WALNUT STREET PIER.i
VUjWJMT JERSEY RAIL
At 6 a. m., accommodation due at a. m,
At lit a. m., express due at 1)? p. m.
At 4S a. m.. express due at 8 p. m.
"Returning,leave Cape May?
9 a. *n. express due at 9S a. m.
\) .46 accommodation due at 4J< V- m.
S.io p. m. express due at p.m.
Through without change of cars or baggage.
New cars, and everything first-cla?s. Q
)e 20 Jn J. VAN RBN88ELAEE, 8upt.
BALTIMORE AMD OHIO RAILROAD.
0* and after Sunday, June 19th, 1864, Daily Traina
will be run between Washington and Mew York
and Washington and the "Wert, as follows:
F?S PHILADELPHIA, NEW FOBS AND
BOSTON.
Leave Washington at 7.30 a.m., 11.18 ?. m.,and
8^n p. m. daily, except Sunday,
On Sunday at 8.30 p. m. only.
FOR BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA.
Leave Washington at 3 pm. daily, except Son*
day*
Passengers will note that this train runs as far
as Philadelphia only.
FOR NEW YORK.
Leave Washington daily at 6.30 y. m. .
7>i? train is/or Net? York passtnftrs
FOR BALTIMORE.
Leave Washington at 6.90 a. m., 11.18 a. m.,3*.
m., 4.46p, m., 7.20 p. m , and 8.V p. m.,except bih
Ob Sunday at 7.30 a. ra.,3 p. m., and 9.30 p. m.
FOR ALL PARTS OF THE WEST.
Leave Washington at 6.90 a.m. and 3,4.45 and CM
p. m. daily, except Sunday.
?)r, Sunday at 3 and 8-30 p. m
TSckete sold to all points WIST, and taynfi
tkedttd tkrough.
FOR ANNAPOLIS.
Leave Washington at 6.30 a. m. and 4.49 p. m.
<a:!y. except Sunday.
No train for Annapolis on Sunday.
Trains leaving Washington at 7.90 a. m. and
6^ p. m. go through to Hew York without tkang*
of tor5.
Sleeping ears on 6.90 and 8.30 p. m. trains.. Berths
eon be secured until Sr. m. daily at the ticket of
fice. After that hoar they must be secured of the
aiceping ear conductor.
The first and fifth trains stop at all way points.
The 3 p. m. train stops only at IKadensburg,
Seltsville, Laurel. Annapolis Junction and Relay
douse daily, except Sunday.
On Sunday it stops at all way points.
PARTICULAR NOTICE.
Passergers will please observe that the 3 p.m.
train r*as only as far as Pkiladilphia daily, txtfri
Sunday. On Sunday it runs to B alt rm or* only. Also,
that the 6.80 v. m. trot* takes N*v York passtngirt
0H /v.
For further information, tickets of any kind,
Ac., apply to GEO. 8. KOONTZ, Agent at Wash
ington., or at the Ticket Office.
W. P. SMITH, Master of Transportation.
L M. COLE. General Ticket Agent. je20-ti
G
RSAT PENNSYLVANIA ROUTE
to THn
NOR THWEST AN D SOUTHW
ON AND AND AFTER NOVEMBER 1#TH
trains will leave Baltimore from the North Gil
bert Station as follows:
Fast Mail at ?? ? ? ?? ? A. M.
Harrisbnrg Accommodation? 3.00 P. M.
Lightning Express?? .????MO p, M.
TRW ? 30 A. M. TRaIFp^M VAHiyMpTOIl
So EoSSSrSr, Dunkirk, danendaigua. and HI*
agaraFWlis, and for New xork eity,
THE 7.SO P. M. TRAIN t?OM WASHINGTON
connects with the 9.30 ?. m. train from Balti
more for Elmiraand the North and Pittsburg
and th?*West.
BLEEDING OARS 0N NIGHT TRAINS.
Soldi era' Tioxsra at Govbb*m?t Ratm.
ONE THROUGH TRAIN ON SUNDAY.
LOW FARE AND QUICK TIME.
war Fo- tickets and any information apply at the
office of the Great Penns7l**nia Routo, corner
Penn. avenue and 6th street, nnder National Hotel,
Washington. . . J. N- DC BARRY,
Superintendent N. O. R. R.
E. J. WILKIN8,
fui and Ticket Acent, eor. 6th st. and
V> 9-tf Penn. avenus.
The supreme court of the district
OF?COLUMilIA, holding a District Court of
the United States for the said District.
Io all irlom Ujnay concern, greeting:
Notice is here1)* *iven, that on the 2d day of Au
fpst, 1864, the srOOooer L. B. Cowperthwaite.tae
je aod apparel. fumTtnrA, &e., were seixed for
violation of the Reventi<yx<awa by the United
States Collector of Ouwtoros at Georgetown, D.
C. and brought theisms into this District for
adjudication; and the a&me are libelled and pros
ecuted in this court J^vrhe name of the United
States, for condemnanon: and have been arrested
by the marshal for the reckons in the libel stated;
and that said cause will ?tand for trial at the City
Hall, in the city of Washington, on the Qrst Mon
day of September next,- when and where all per
nons are waraed to appear to show cause why con
demnation should not be decreed, and to inter
vene 'or their interests. .
Augmnt 2.1864. R. J. MEIGS, Clerk.
au 3 3awtd
J EBB ON THK ATTACX AND DEFENCE OP
out-posts; Londen.
Lendy's Elementsof Fortification; London,
Sir Howard Douglasson Fortification; London.
Vaabaxi's First System, by Thos. Rimber; Lon
Jon.
The Molern System of Fortification, by Thomas
iEimber; London.
Field Works, by Thos. Rimber; Londen.
Hyde's fortification: London.
Lendy'Eortification; London.
Mahan's Field Fortification.
Duane'rMauual for ?n?"?|y|WCK TAYLOR^
I W. BOTELKR. JNO. W. BOTELER
C. w. BOTELER tc SON,
IMPOKTBilS,
HQL&SALE AND RETAIL DEALERS
ix
CHIN A, GLASS AND CROCKERY WARS,
TABLE CUTLERY, SILVER-PLATED WARE,
BfclTANNIA WARE. BLOCK TIN GOODS,
TIN 0(1 AMBER SETS. COAL OIL LAMPS.
JAPANNED WAITERS, DOOR MATTS,
FEATHER DUETEBE, BRUSHES,
W0GD WARE, AND
HOC&EKEEPING ARTICLES GENERALLY.
%T HOU8E9, HOTELS, AND STEAMBOATS
FUEEISAED AT eHORT NOTICE.
319 IRON HALL.
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.
17-eotro between 9th and K>th sts
^RTILLSET H0RSE8 WANTED AT ONCE.
Catar QoiaiKaMASTiB's Orviea, )
_ Wasbirovoi Dbpot,S
HOR8W snit?vi7*8K!""1?b, July S, 1864. >
tpnrchased at thL dl?t"bv thl **71% 'ilt1
Zmen market, fw*, \ke undersigned, in
ss&s?1 ?"""*??" to.ssW''
Horses to be delivered to.^and insaeet^a K. n .
C. H Tompkvns- A ?. BJ. 8 byCapt.
G streets, Washington, D.O. *?' c?rnar 22d and
Brigadier Omtrml,C&ttJSSHS,
__?*i^L^M^rton.
rpEAMSTERS WANTED. " ?
u?s?'*"lrisr -i
- " ?dred .(?00)too?!St. t
Wanted, at once, five hundred (lOOi to
sand i
ntM, ax once, m ^ ?
IJ A?) Teamsters, eae?{ eapableofdrivini^?J
single lire and managing six male teams. B?,'Hh
To such who ar? competent to perTerm the dnt>
the pay per month will be ^jirty five JWldoUati
with ene ration per da*. a?d hospital pnvtle^M*
inr'tading the best medical attordance when rfek*
Mm exoervinced as Wagon Masters will receive
such iosffion^ upon bringing to this point twenty, i
# A*p5^ U.?c2ti5,ntOrHAELE8 H. TOMPKINS.
A "i u S.A .corner of Twenty-second and ?
streets, Washington. D. C. p Q RDCK?
an 19-nt
Brig. Gen. and Chief Quartermaster,
Be pot of Washington.
UNITBD statesSEEVIOE MAGAZINE,FOR
AUGUST ?ConUots: Major General WiUiaas
T Hhernisn? Jomini's Life of Napoleon; Great
AMUSEMENTS.
CANTERBURY HALL.
MUSIO )CANTERBURY HALL./ AND
HAL L(CANTERBURY HALL, \ THEATER
Lovibimu Av**c*,
Iftar 'Comer of Sixth s#(et, Rtar ef National and
Metropolitan HoUU.
G?oi?? Lii. ?Proprietor
W. K CiViiirQH Bint* Manager
lrtcis SroLLOkV _ . Ballet Matter
J*dk l^PUTi ? Musical Director
GLORIOT^ FINALE
A'iJD
LAS^ W EEK OF T?IE SUMMER SEASON.
THE ONLY FHtST GLASS CONCERT HALL
FN THE CITY.
UNEXAMPLED SUCCESS
OF TEB
GREAT STAR ALLIANCE.
GRKAT FTAR ALLIANCE,
GRBAT 8TAR ALLIANCE.
GREAT STAR ALLIANCE.
HOUSE CROWDED NIGHTLY.
HOUSE CROWDED NIOHTLY.
1IOUBE CROWDED NIGHTLY?
AUDIENCES WTLD WITH DELIGHT.
AUDIENCE WILD WITH DELIGUT.
AUDIENCES WILD WITH DELIGHT.
ALL NEW ACTS FOR THE CLOBING WEEK
First week of tbe celebrated Ethiopian Sorsand
Dance-Mao,
BILLY EMERSON,
BILLY EMERSON,
BII.LY KMKRKON,
BILLY EMERSON.
Who will appear in his great characters of
TIIE "CURE,"
1ND
"ACTIVE BOY."
Miftg
AGNES SUTHERLAND.
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND.
AGNE8 SUTHERLAND,
AGNES 8UTH *HL AND,
AGNES SUTHERLAND,
The Scottish Nightingale
The Comic Pantomi me of
MONS. DECHALUMCAU.
MON8. DECHALUMEAU.
MONS. DECHALUMEAU.
MONS. DECHALUMKAU.
MONS. DECHALUMEAU.
MONS. DECHALUMEAU.
Wons. Szollosy as_ Roqninet
W. B. Cavanagh af-'~ Mons. Dechalumeau
With new Tricks and Transformations.
Tirst Week ef the beautiful Ballet, arranged ex
pressly for the Canterbury by
MONS. LOUIS SZOLLOBY,
MONS. LOUIS SZOLLOSY,
Entitled
THE ROSE OF 8COTLAND.
THE ROSE OP BCOTLAND.
THE RO&E OF SCOTLAND.
THE ROSE OF SCOTLAND.
CHARACTERS BY THE ENTIRE BALLET
CORPS.
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN,
MULLIGAN.
MULLIGAN,
WILLIAM.-;.
WILLIAMS.
WILL! \MS,
WILLIAMS.
and
WEST
WEST,
WEST,
WEST,
In pome 01 their original Ethiopian Eccentricities.
ALL THE BEST ACT8
Of '.he Season will be produced, thereby closing one
of tbe most "U<?< et*ful eea?ons of the Canterbury.
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE,
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE!
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE,
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE!
POPULAR FAMILY MATINEE,
ON
SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
SATURDAY APTERNOON,
SATURDAY APTERNOON,
SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
BATCRDAY AFTERNOON,
AT 3 O'CLOCK.
AT 3 O'CLOCK.
AT 3 O'CLOCK.
AT 3 O'CLOCK.
AT 3 O'CLOCK.
AT 2 O'CLOCK.
Wken all the Choice Gems of the Evening's En
tertainment wiU be given.
NOTICE.
Tbe Fall and Winter Season of tbe Canterbury will
open on
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5,
WITH
LEA'S
NEW ORLEANS COMBINATION TROUPE.
MEW ORLEANS COMBINATION TROUPE,
NEW ORLEANS COMBINATION TROUPE,
NEW ORLEANS COMBINATION TROUPE,
HI4 ORLEANS COMBINATION TROUPE,
NEW ORLEANS COMBINATION TROUPE.
Introducing the Greatest
COMBINATION OF STARS
COMBINATION uP STAR0
COMBINATION OF STARS
COMBINATION OF S?ARs
Ever witnessed.
*HE NAMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED N1XT
WEEK.
Friee* of A4mi?Hion next Season will remain
tke tame a* heretofore.
Ticket*
?or ante,
Doon tKB at t
AMUSEMENTS.
FORD'S NEW THEATER.
Tfnth street, abw'e Prnnrylmnia avenue.
JOHN T. FOBD Proprietor and Manager.
4 Aiso of Holliday street Th>-itfr, Baltimore.?
Stag* Macager. J .^Mr. John B. Wright.
Leader of Orchestra-^? ??.Mr. W. Withers. Jr.
Treasurer ? Mr. H.Clay Ford.
OPENING OF THE FALL AND WINTER SKA
SON.
Inaugurated by the engagement of the celebrated
young American artistes.
MR. AND MR8. W.J. FLORENCE,
Who will make their first appearance in this
Th?ater
THIS (MONDAY) EVENING, AUGU8T 29,
In THREE EXCELLENT PiECKS.
Commencing with Lever's Comic Drama of
HANDY ANDY.
Handy A"ndy ?~ . Mr. W. J. Florence
Sq? re Kgan. Mr. H. B. Phillips
To be followed bv the Protean Farce entitled
MISCHIEVOUS ANNIE,
In which Mrs. FLORENCE will sustain Five Dis
tinct Characters, with a GRAND DANCE, and a
variety of SONGS.
To conclude with the Piece de Circonstance,
dedicated to the returning regiments, entitled
THE RETTRNHP v^i.ttnTEER.
Wtn. Williams, of the D. (J. V .j&r. \V. J. Florence
A NEW DROP CURTAIN hat* been designed and
c*ecuted by James Lamb, Esq.
Prices of Admission ?Dress Circle, 50 cents;
Familv Circle, 25 cents; Orchestra chairs. 75 cents;
Frivate boxes. $ 10 and $?>. Secured seats 25 cents
extra. Box sheet open from 9 a. m. till 5 p. m.
Colored GalleryCenter Balcony chairs, 60
cents; Side galleries, 25 cents. Doors open at quar
ter past 7 o'clock; curtain rises at 8 o'clock, it
ODD FELLOW'S HALL.
"SLLINGER AND FOOTE."
This popular p'ace of entertainment has already
become a famous resort. Flattered by the success
of their first week amo ng us. they hare opened for
a second week, offeringfnew attractions at each
entertainment.
These wonderful little people sre full of wit and
humor, and their versitUity is truly astonishing.
Their whoie en turtainment is so admirably adap .ed
one part wit?- ?brother that the pleasant even .ng
passes away like a dream
*>The musical department is well adapted to :he
performance of these little wonders?the interme
diate is well performed, while the voices of the
quartette are all fresh, and show unmistakable
signs of thorough training.
The selections of this company for their pro
gramme is free from all vulgari tjr and low sayings.
The Management may justly claim & moral enter
tainment, for such it really is.
They remain with us through this week. Let
all who have not paid the Commodore and party
a visit do go at once, for it is an entertainment
that is full of merit, and one rarely offered the
citizens of Washington. au29-lw
EDUCATIONAL
Navy yard and capitol hill select
SCHOOL.
The exercises <?f this School will be resumed on
MONDAY, the 5th day of September next, in the
building of the Washington Naval Lodge, on Vir
ginia avenue, corner of 5th street east.
Application may be made at No. 6t>l New Jersey
avenue, until Friday before resumption,after that
date at No. 71* 4th street, corner of M east.
au 29-2t* W. H. MENCK, Principal.
COLUMBIA COMMERCIAL ACADEMY-Oor
ner 7th aw* E streets, opposite the Post Office.
All desirous of a thorough English and Classical
Education. pU>ag? call at the above Academy.
Hours of attendacce from 9 a. m. to a p. m.
Private Lessons from 4 to 10 p. m.
Book Keeping learned in three months.
au 27-3t*
CT. VINCENT 8 SCHOOL,
Corner of IOjA and G streets.
UNDER TIIE CHARGE 0? THE SISTERS OF
CHARITY.
The duties of this school will be resumed on
THURSDAY, Sept. 1st, 1864. The Sisters in charge
will devote themselves to the advancement of their
punils in all the branches of an English education,
ana will pay strict regard to the moral training of
all placed under their care.
In consequenc of the advance of prices the
Sisters are compelled to increase their rates ol
tuition. au27~2w
FEMALE SCHOOL.
RS. MARIA C. Mf'CORMICK, late of Alexan
dria. Va., having removed her school to Cam
bridge, Md., is prepared to receive four or five
?- .~~r.ll-* pup(l?, i> h.r family. Their
intellectual, domestie and moral training will re
ceive her most assiduous care. Her success, while
for years engaged in Alexandria, in educating
girls, is well known to all old residents of that
town.
Parents in this vicinity who desire farther in
formation eoncerniugtheadvantagesof her school
are respectfully referred to Lewis McKenzie, Esq.,
of Alexandria, Va .or W. D. Wallach, Editor of
the Washington Star. Her terms for board, tu
ition, &e .are moderate.
Cambridge, Md. where she has recently located
her school, is one of the healthiest and most de
lightful villages in the Union, and has about it no
attribute whatever except such as a prudent and
solicitous parent will approve in selecting a local
ity in which to have a daughter thoroughly edu
cated aad trained for future usefulness.
The fall term of her school commences on the
first Monday ol September. au 26 dim
Ij^MERSON INSTITUTE?Select Classical and
j Mathematical school for boys. Fourteenth
street, between I end K. The Twelfth Annual
Session of this School '"ill begin the first MON
DAY in September. For circulars. See., address
the Principal. CHAS. B. VOCNG. 34** New
York avenue. Tuition per quarter, 920. au25-St*
CGeorgetown select English and
I CLASSICAL ACADEMY
YOUNG GENTLEMEN.
ROBERT PniPPS, Principal.
The Second Term of this Institution will begin
on Monday September 5, 18'.4, at the new school
house, northeast corner of West and Montgomery
streets. Georgetown. D. C.
The number of pupils is strictly limited to twen
ty-five. The long experience and success o the
Principal warrants him in assuring parents that
they will find this school well adapted forser /ring
for their sons a taorough English and Classical
education, combined with the advantages of con
genial associations and careful moral training.
Kbpirkkces:
Rev. Dr. Pyne. Washington.
Rev. J. H. C. Boute. Georgetown.
Rev. N. P. Tillinghast. Georgetown.
Henry Addison, Esq.. Mayor of Georgetown.
Major Kurtz U. 8 A., Georgetown.
Major Nicholson. U. 8 M. C., Georgetown.
Thomas C. Cox, Esq., Georgetown. .
Henry D. Cooke, Esq., President First National
Bank. Washington. . _
C. E. Rittenbouse, Esq., President Bank of Com
merce. Georgetown. ... _ . . .
The Principal may be seen at 111 West street
Georgetown. au 33-2w
1B8MAGRUDEB will open, on the IstofSep
tember, a DAY SCBOOl< FOR YOCNG LA
DIES. No. 107 West street, between Congress
and Washington streets, Georgetown, D. C. Resi
dence 111 West street. au 19-2w*
CUMBERLAND VALLEY INSTITUTE *0
YOUNG GENTLIMEN.
Mechamiosbuko. Pa.,
REV. 0. 1GE & SONS.
Terms 1200 per scholastic year.
Duties resumed Sept. 1st.
Circulars at this ofllce, au 19 2w*
rpilE UNION FEMALE ACADEMY.?The fif.
_ teenth annual session of this institution will
commence on the 6th of September, 18?4. Circu
1 ars obtained at the Academy, corner 14th street
and New York avenue. au lS-eo2m*
dr<nVoV?*
MILITARY BOARDING BCHOOL-On Balti
more Railroad, li mile* from Philadelphia.
Pupils have the benefits of a home; thorough
oourse in Mathematics, Languages, English. Ac.
Number limited. Terms moderate. Reoeived at
any time. Fine Library and Apparatus. Address
Rev. J. HERVEY BARTON, A.M., Tillage Greea
Beminary, Delaware county. Pa Jy 9-7w*
JAY COOKE 4c CO., BANKERS,
Fiptkerth Street, opposith U. 8. Teeasuet,
Receive Subscriptions for the
NEW U. S. 7 3-10 LOAN
authorized by the act of June 90th, 1&4.
The notes will be issued under date of August
Uth, in denominations of
930, 9100, ?500, 91.000 and 95,000,
payable to bearer or order, bearing interest at
r 3-10 per centum per annum, payable semi-an
anally, and will be convertible at the aptioa of
die holder at maturity into six per eeat. Five
rwenty Bond*.
We buy and sell?
GOVERNMENT BONDS of all issues,
TREASURY NOTES,
CERTIFICATES OV INDEBTEDNESS.
And COIN,
And pay the highest price for
lUAftTX&MAOTlB'S CBfiTIflCATE CHECKS.
jy8T-tf JAY COOKE A CO.
II MBW YOBE NEWSPAPERS FOEWABD
ED FROM MEW YORK DAILY, at greatly
edueed prices.?Terae, for one year, ' payable in
dvaaeeO For the Herald, f7, instead of 910;
"ribnne, 17; Times,*?; World, ?7j Daily N*w?,
7; Evening Post. 19; Evening Express, K.IO.
kddresa A. rfOTCE. No. 68 verfMJi gtreet. New
\or%. B,3m
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS.
HIGHLY IMPORTANT NEWS.
Another Victory in Mobile Bay?Fort Mor
gan in Oar Possession?The Intelligence
from Rebel Sonrcos?Reconnoissance To
ward s the City?Obstructions Formidable
bnt not Insurmountable?Latest from
Sheridan?Enemy Leaving the Shenaa*
doah Valley.
Ollical War Balletin.
Washington, Aug.2S, 1961.
To Major General Dix, New York :
A despatch from General Grant, jnst re
ceived, states that the Richmond papers of
yesterday (27th) announce that Fort Morgan
is In onr possession. It is not stated whether
the fort was surrendered, or whether it waa
Mown up.
Another despatch gives the following extract
from the Richmond Examiner of yesterday:
"Fort Morgan is in the enemy's possession;
whether blown up or evacuated is not known."
General Sheridan, in a despatch, dated yes
terday at half-past two p. m., reports :
"The enemy left my front last night, falling
b ck to Smithfleld or Middleway. We cap
tured 101 prisoners yesterday, and inflicted a
loss of 150 killed and wounded There have
been a few feints to cross the river by cavalry
at Willlamsport, but there was no strength
shown. The indications to-day are that they
will fall back out of the Valley."
Other reports state that the enemy is leaving
the Shenandoah Valley.
Nothing has been received from General
Sherman for two days.
Ebwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
Early's Movements.
New York, Aug. 2S.?A despatch from cav
alry headquarters, dated Saturday night, states
no rebels have yet crossed the Potomac river,
and all is quiet at Shepherdstown, Williams
port and Uagerstown. A Harper's Ferry des
patch to the Herald, dated the 27tb, states that
careful reconnoissances that morning devel
oped the fact that the rebels were withdrawn
from our front during the night.
Our cavalry pushed on and occupied
Charlestown without meeting the enemy.
Opinions prevail that Grant's recent move
ment necessitated the recalling of Early to
Richmond; while some conjecture that be in
tends crossing into Maryland at Shepherdstown
or Willlamsport.
From the Blockading Squadron.
Cairo, Aug. 20.?'The steamers Continental
and Leviathan, from New Orleans on the 20th,
have arrived.
A communication, dated Blockading Squad
ron, Mobile Bay, Aug. 16th, says:
Naval reconnoiesances towards Mobile
found formidable but not insurmountable ob
structions. Besides batteries, rams and sunken
vessels, there are very strong casemates mount
ing ten guns. In all the spaces between batte
ries and vessels, and on both shores, piles are
driven, the tops of which are sawed off just
below the surface of the water, and have heavy
iron bolts in them sharpened at the upper end
so as to tear off the bottom of a boat passing
over them
Men are seen working on two rams. The
wharves are covered with steamboats: among
them four English-built craft, probably block
ade-runners. The streets of the city are de
serted.
The rebels are csmpletely cut off from their
rear works.
The general health ot the army and navy is
good. The fleet is still pounding at Fort Mor
gan with considerable effect.
The Preliminaries to the Attack on Fort
Morgan.
New York, August 2a.?The steamer Charles
Scott, from New Orleans on the 20th, has
arrived. She reports that when off Charleston,
on the 26th, she heard havy firing
There is no army or naval news in ibe Now
Orleans papers.
Captain Bulkley report? that when the
steamer Thomas Scott was passing Mobile Bay
our land lorces had planted mortars wittUu
three hundred yards from Fort Morgan.
Admiral Farragut's Report.
The Navy Department is in receipt of die
Satches from Admiral Farragut, dated Mobile
ay, August 12, giving a detailed report of his
entrance Into Mobile Bay on the 5th Inst. He
says, notwithstanding the loss of life, particu
larly on the Hartford, and the terrible disaster
to the Tecumseh, the result of the fight was a
glorious victory, and he has reason to feel
proud of the officers, seamen, and marines of
ibe squadron under his command, for it has
hever fallen to the lot of an officer to be thus
situated and thus sustained.
Regular discipline will bring men to any
amount of endurance; but there is a natural
fear ot hidden dangers, particularly so when
so awfully destructive of human life as the
torpedo, which requires more discipline to
overcome. He says that It was only at the ur
gent request of the chaplains and the com
manding officers that he yielded, the Brooklyn
being the leading ship of the line, as the had
four chase guns and an ingenious arrangement
tor picking up torpedoes, and because in their
judgement the flagship ought'not to be too
much exposed.
This he believes to be an error, for. apart
from the fact that exposure is one of the pen
alties of rank In the navy, it will always be
the aim of the enemy to destroy the flagship,
and, as appeared in the sequel, such attempt
was very persistently made; but Providence
did not permit it to be successful. In the
course of his narrative the Admiral says:
" As 1 bad an elevated position in the main
rigging, near the top, I was able to overlook
not only the Hartford, but the other vessels of
the fleet. 1 witnessed the terrible effect of the
enemy's shots, and the good conduct of the men
at their guns, and although no doubt their
hearts sickened, as mine did, when their ship
mates were Btruck down beside them, yet there
was not a moment's hesitation to lay their com
rades aside, and spring again to their deadly
work."
FROM THE SOUTHWEST.
The Union Loss in Memphis?Capture of a
Steamer by Guerrillas?The Rebels Ac
tive in Arkansas.
LonsviLLB. August 27.?General Wash
burne has issued an order permitting cotton
now in Memphis to be shipped North, also
establishing supply stores in the District of
West Tennessee.
The bei>t estimate placed on our los? in the
recent raid on Memphis at 15 killed, 50 woun
ded, and 140 missing, the latter Including 89
citizens. The raiders are said to have taken
2ti9 prisoners.
At Hernando, on Sunday night, the rebel
loss was 50 killed, 100 wounded, and 30 mis
sing.
Gen. Washburne compliments the officers
and men of the Memphis militia, for their
prompt and soldierly conduct in the defence
of the city against Forrest.
The Government transport J. o. Miller was
captured, plundered and burned on the nth in
the Arkansas river, between Pine Bluff and
Little Rock, by guerrillas. All persona on
board were taken prisoners.
Report of a Mutiny?Pine Blulf, Ark., At
tacked.
St. Louis, Aug. *28.?A report prevailed last
night that the rebelGen. Shelby, with six thou
sand men, was about seventy miles below
Hoboken, on the Iron Mountain railroad, but
the military authorities have not been able to
verify it.
The Vicksturg Herald of the Gth has an ac
count ol a mutiny of a part of the 2d Illinois
cavalry, on the steamer Olive Branch, which
was only quelled by the prompt action of the
commander of the gunboat Benton. Six of toe
mutineers were placed in irons on the Benton,
and the remainder disarmed and seat ?p the
river under a strong guard. The cause ol the
B52&5 Tom"Dd.W. Bluff, Ark., ?y mj.
Shelby and Marmadake have made an at
tack on Pine Bluff, and that reinforcements
have been sent to the latter place from Little
Rock.
Important Military Order.
Cincinnati, August 29.?
icelman issued an order to day prohibiting the
railroad, express, or other A?"*"*1 n#fr? 22uT
Dies from forwarding or delirering flre^arms,
powder, and ammunition /KanTl??
the limits of the States of Ohio, ^ndl^a, Illi
nois and Michigan for the nextsixty days with
out a permit from headquarw^. Als^ protub
itinr dealers in these articles from selling tn?
same within the time. Military commanders
marshRls within the northern De
partment are required to see thisi order ??euted
and seixe all such articles as may be clandes.
tinely sold. t
THE CHICAGO CONVENTION.
The Mats Meeting.
Chicago, Ann. 27.?The mass convention of
the Conservative National Union men was
largely attended this afternoon. The conven
tion met in Bryan Hall Hon. Amos Kendall
was elected president. The vice presidents re
presented all the States North and South, with
the exception of three or four.
Resolutions were adopted denouncing the
policy of the Administration, *c. Speeches
were made bv Gen. Coombs, of Kentucky, ex
Gov. Weller, of California, and others. The
enthusiasm for McClellan continues to ihe
last. There are many rumors floating about;
among others that the New York delegation is
doubtful; that the Ohio delegation will bolt if
McClellan is nominated; that the Kentucky
delegation will bolt if the Guthrie delegation
is recognized; that Mr. Lincoln has signified
his willingness to withdraw, &c., &c.
[ANOTHER DISPATCH.]
CniOAGO, Saturday, Angnst 29.?The entire
New York delegation to the Democratic Con
vention are in the city to-night. The attendance
of outsiders is not very large, althongh very
respectable in point of numbers. The discus
cussions to-day have been very animated. The
only point made iB McClellan or anti-McClel
lan. I think it safe to say that McClellan will
be nominated. No one is strongly urged for
Vice President.
The platform will say enough about peace to
satisfy the peace men, and not enough to make
war Democrats bolt, at least not openly.
I)ean Richmond goes for McClellan. It is
possible that Governor Seymour may move
in convention to nominate McClellan by ac
clamation.
Endorsement of McClellan.
Chicago, August 28.?Among the resolutions
adopted at the mass convention at Bryan Hall
yesterday afternoon, was one recommending the
nomination of General McClellan as the most
suitable candidate for the Democratic party
for the Presidency, and ex-Governor William
B. Campbell, of Tennessee, for the Vice Presi
dency.
This resolution was seconded by Hons.
James Irutbrie, and Leslie Coombs, of Ken
tucky, John B. Haskin, of New York, and Mr.
Rollins, of Missouri. The resolution was
unanimously adopted and the convention then
adjourned.
Some Indications of a Bolt.
Chicago, Aug. 88.?The various delegations to
the National Democratic Convention are now
full, the vacancies existing yesterday having
been filled by the selections of substitutes. No
apparent changes have occurred in the views
of different delegations as to the most availa
ble candidates, with the exception that McClel
lan seems to gain strength with the New Eng
land delegates. The session of the New York
delegation last night was prolonged until after
midnight; but, although the McCllellanltes are
in the majority, no definite conclusion was ar
rived at, and it was finally agreed to take a
decisive vote at nine o'clock to-morrow morn
ing.
Some of the McClellan delegations from the
East and Pennsylvania talk sharply of the
course pursued by the New York delegation.
They claim that McClellan has a large majori
ty of the whole vote of the convention; that no
such vote can be concentrated on any other
man; and that if New York would only speak
promptly and emphatically for him, his nomi
nation would be made by acclamation.
Governor Seymonr continues to hold the po
sition that he is not a candidate. This has led
many to declare for McClellan who previously
held Seymour as the first choice.
There are many ontelders from New York
who say that Seymour has no right to deny his
friends the privilege of using his name. They
are backed by ultra peace men who agree that
McClellan is too much of a war Democrat, and
that the country needs and demands a states
man, not a soldier. Notwithstanding all this,
there is still a firm impression that Seymour
will be chosen presidentol the convention, and
that be will nominate McClellan, and it is gen
erally believed that should this occur, any op
position to him will be too weak to amount to
an,fnere,ls some talk that, in the event of Mc
Clellan's nomination, a bolt will occur and
another convention be called, and then an nltra
peace man nominated. The McClellanites
disbelieve this, and say that, should such a
course be pursued, Its only effect will be to
strengthen their candidate.
It snonld have been stated in the dispatch of
this morning that the conservative Union men
withdrew the recommendation of ex-Govenor
Campbell, of Tennessee, for Vice President,
just previous to the adoption of their resolu
tion.
Millard Fillmore for McClellan.
Chicago, August 28.?Very little change in
the expected programme of to-morrow has
taken place. Tms afternoon there was a meet
ing of the McClellan delegates for consultation,
and after a comparison ot views, it was found
that representatives from fifteen or sixteen
diflerent States preferred Seymonr to McClel
lan, favoring his nomination by way of com
promise between the peace men and the war
Democracy. Most of them, however, are
members ot delegations that are required to
vote as a unit.
Seymour, this afternoon, positively de
clines the nse of his name, and nobody else Is
talked of for president of the Convention.
The positive withdrawal of Seymour's name
enccurages the McClellanites to hope that he
will receive a two-thirds vote on the first or
second ballot.
A letter written by Millard Fillmore to Hi
ram Ketchum expresses the hope that Mc
Clellan will receive the nomination. It is
published in the Times to-day.
The New York delegation was in session to
night, and, after a tree interchange of opinion,
it was virtuallv resolved to cast the vote of
the State for McClellan. The final vote of the
delegation will be taken to-morrow morning.
WELDON RAILROAD STILL HELD.
Extensive Skirmishing in Progress?Arri
val of Union and Rebel Wounded Sol
diers.
Fortress Mowroe, August 2t?.?The United
States hospital steamer De Molay arrived from
City Point with 300 Union soldiers and 150
rebel soldiers, all wounded. They will leave
for Philadelphia this evening
Arrivals lrom City Point represent that
heavy skirmishing was going on all day yes
terday between the enemy and the left wing of
the Potomac Army.
An artillery skirmish was also In progress on
General Butler's right when the boat left this
morning.
The Weldon railroad is held by onr forces,
and no fears are entertained of being dislodged
from that strong and important position.
French Blockade of Mexican Ports Raised.
Nnw York, August 27.?The bark Albertin
Bengnl. from Vera Cruz on the 10th, reports
that the French blockade of Mexican porta
was raised on the 7th.
Case el Mailer.
New York, Angnst 27.?The case of Mnller,
the alleged murderer, was finished to-day by
the commissioner deciding to give the necessary
certificate to send the accused back to England.
THE FIGHT ON THE WELDON RAIL
ROAD.
Particulars of the Affair?Warren's Posi
tion Considered Impregnable?The Wel
don Railroad to be Held.
[Correspondence Philadelphia Inqairer.]
Headquarters Army ok Tnn Potomac.
Acgust 20.?The action at Ream's Station, in
WBicb, on onr side, the 1st and 2d divisions, 2d
corps, were engaged yesterday, is an event ot
which I hardly know how to speak. Many
look upon it as a disaster, and there are some
reasons for regarding it in that light, if we
were to consider it without regard to the other
side of the picture, the punishment infileted on
the enemy. But when we recollect that In
three successive charges the enemy was re
{>ulsed with great slaughter, and that their
osses in killed and wonnded greatly outnum
bered onrs, It is evident that our occasion for
regret is on aoconnt of the adverse moral effect
of a reverse more than the losses actually
entailed thereby. Even the guns they captured
were dearly paid for In killed and wonnded,
and we can far better afford to lose guns than
they can afford to lose men.
The 2d corps bad bnt just returned from th
extreme right on the James river when, o i
Monday morning, the first and second divis
Ions of it were started off on a long, wet and
muddy march to the extreme left, on the Wei
don railroad. From that time np to yesterday
they had been hard at work tearing ap the rail
road, burning the ties, twisting the rails, level
ing embankments, destroying bridges aad cul
verts, and as thoroughly as possible demotlob
ing everything that could be of any service
to the enemy in facilitating the repair or
the road, in case it should again fall into their
bands.
On Thursday mora tag Gen. Gibbons' dlvis
ion vu to bar* moved south ward from Reams*
Station to continue the destruction of the road,
still further towards stony Creek, but Ooionel
Spear1* brifade ol Kant's cavalry, which was
picketing In that direction, beta* attacked by
the enemy, and this circumstance intimating
the probability that our operations on tbe rati,
road might meet with interruption, the order to
move out was countermanded.
Subsequently tbe opinion that tbe only force
the enemy bad there was cavalry appears to
have been formed, and Oeneral Gibbons was
again ordered to move down the road, which
he commenced to do at about half-past nine
a. m.
Starting along a road running to the left or
east of the railroad, they turned to the right
and crossed tbe latter about hair a mile below
Beam's, and had not proceeded half a mile
further before the cavalry was checked by
meeting a line of rebel skirmishers.
Advancing a skirmish line parallel with thac
on the right ol the railroad, its left flank rest
ing near the same. Colonel Smyth poshed back
the enr-my's skirmishers until, on arriving in
sight ol a narrow swampy range extending
from the railroad obliquely to the rtgtu, and
with its acute angle on the side next to us, h*
iound their troops in line of battle beyond it
and protected by small breastworks.
Tbe enemy immediately charged upon our
skirmishers, and drove them back to our mala
body. Colonel Smyth now reported to Gea.
Oibton tbe fact that the enemy had a consid
erable force of infantry present, and awaited
further instructions.
He was ordered to push foi*ward again and
ascertain what force there was opposed to us,
and accordingly he advanced, and again drovn
back tbe enemy to the ravine, and at that point
was again brought to a stand and compelled,
to retire.
The pickets of Milee' division were driven
in and a charge was then made on tbe en
trenchments, which, however, was quickly
repulsed.
Ab soon as it became evident by the attack on
Gen. Miles' position that tbe enemy were In
considerable force, Gen. Gibbon was ordered
to fall back from his advanced position on the
left, and connecting bis left with the right of
the 1st division, to form a line for the protec
tion ol tbe left flank and tbe rear. Tbe junc
tion of his right with miles' left was near the
point where onr breastworks crossed the rail
road, and thence bis line extended In such a
curve as to bring bis left nearly opposite Miles'
riibt, tbe line of the latter fronting towards the
west, while ibat of Gibbons faced to the east
and southeast.
The enemy having been repulsed, our skir
mishers followed them as they fell back, ad
vancing nearly to tbe position they had for
merly held, and capturing a namber of prison
eis. Shortly after tbe enemy again advanced
and were again driven back with heavy loss,
and their third assault, made about 4 p. m.,
was attended with a like satisfactory result.
In the lirst three charges the enemy us?id no
artillery, but about five p.m., they opened a
heavy, concentrated Are from a number of bat
teries, pouring a storm of shell and other mis
siles over tbe entire amphitheatre included
within our lines.
After about twenty minutes of this artillery
lire, the enemy again made their appearance In
front of General Miles' division, their assault
being directed mainly against his centre.
Along nearly the entire, andespeciallv In front
of the Fiftn Brigade, the woods are very close
to our entrenchments, which circumstance was
favorable to the enemy in that it enabled them
to form comparatively near our works without
being discovered.
Emerging trom the woods they advanced in
two lines of battle, with a force thought to have
comprised Wilcox's entire division, of Hill's
Corps, and two brigades of Heth's. Our ar
tillery and musketry greeted them, as before,
w itb a rapid Are, but without checking their
progress. On they came with bayonets fixed,
and without firing a shot.
They approached our lines, gained the out
Eide of our entrenchments, and at some points
a hand to band conflict ensued over tbe top of
the breastworks, our men beating back the
Rebels with tbeir bayonets, as they attempted
to climb over. Hut soon it was found that our
line was broken near tbe center, and tbe gap
once made rapidly grew wider, until nearly
the entire line was swept back, leaving our
breastworks and artillery in the hands of tbe
enemy, from the left of the First Division to a
point considerably to the right of tbe oent?r.
The batteries left behind were batteries B, 1st
Rhode Island, Lt. Perrine; Capt. Sleeper's bat
tery, 10th Mass , and McKnigbt's Battery, the
12th N. Y. Independent. Their horses had alt
been sbot early in the action, aad the sudden
ness with which our men fell back rendered
it impossibel to get off the guns. Capt. Sleeper,
of the loth Massachusetts, had been wounded
during the afternoon, and was not in comr
mand when his battery was lost. It is said
that the 4th New York heavy artillery, or a
considerable portion of them, stood their
ground on tbe left when our line gave way,
and rushing to the guns of the battery nearest
to them, worked It till the enemy came on wd
?orrosaAM thra, c&ptaTlns at eoaaldetsMe
poition of them along with the battery.
General Miles and other officers of bis
division, with great coolness and intrepidity,
set to work to rally the men, who were pour
ing down from the left and hurrying to the
rear, and in a short time succeeded in forming
a line with its right resting against our breast
works, near the right of our former line, at the
point up to which that line had been held. At
the same time General Hancock ordered the
2d division to be faced about, and cheering and
urging the men forward, led tbem In person In
a charge a double quick across the space be
tween tbeir line and that of Gen. Miles, which
at the widest part was probably three-fourths
of a mile in breadth.
The charge, which was made under a heavy
fire both of musketry and artillery, was gal
lantly executed, and in conjunction with the
line rallied by Gen. Miles, instantly checked
tbe enemy and regained our intrenchments for
some distance further towards the left.
After the enemy bad been checked in the
centre and along that portion of tbe line which
they had chiefly directed their attack, tbe
greater part of the 2d division had returned to
their own intrenchments, and the combat
seemed to have nearly died out, when suddenly
the enemy, working their way round towards
our left, struck tbe right flank and rear ot
Col. Murphy's brigade, which was driven to
wards tbe left. Perhaps it will be better
understood if I compare our line to a horse
shoe, and say they were driven towards the
left heel. There was again considerable con
fusion for a time, but our men again rallied
and the enemy was soon chocked.
By this time it was dark, and the fighting
ended. McKnight's battery was but a short
distance to tbe left of the portion of tbe line re
captured, and after dark Colonel Smyth sent
Colonel Moore, of the 14th Pennsylvania, to
bring off the guns. He succeeded in bringing
off three, and the other was subsequently re
covered.
About S p. m. we commenced retiring, which
we accomplished witboutmolestation. Nothing
lost in abandoning our position, not a shot
being fired by tbe enemy, we sacrifice nothing
in abandoning tbe position at Ream's Station,
except, perhaps, the destruction of a few milee
more of the railroad, and when our detached
situation, and the force the enemy brought
against us are considered, it is by no means
surprising that we should have been for a time
overpowered. Tbe number of men opposed to
us is estimated at from fifteen to seventeen
thousand, and comprising Heath's and Wil
cox's divisfon of Hill's corps, and Field's
division, with two other brigades of Ander
son's, formerly L?ongstreet's corps.
There can be little doubt that A the engage
ment tbey outnumbered ns two to one, for the
men of the two divisions we had there were so
exhausted by fighting, hard marching, and
their laborious work on the railroad, that their
effective strength had been materially reduoed.
The enemy will very naturally pique them
selves on the capture of onr breastworks and
artillery, but if they be allowed to claim a vic
tory, lt is of a kind that they may pray to be
excused from experiencing too frequently.
Another correspondent gives a somewhat
similar account of operations. He says:
Several pieces are reported to be recaptured
by onr men, the enemy not being able to get off
with them.
Late in the day reinforcements were sent
to Hancock, but they did not reach him la
time.
Warren's position is considered impregnable,
and no attack was made on any portion of his ?
line during the entire day.
While tbe operation or the 19th eorps reliev
ing the 10th corps on tbe extreme right In front
of Petersburg was going on, we maintained
merely a picket line there for some time, and
the rebels could easily have advanced and
captured our batteries. Eitber they did not
know enough, or else was fearful of making
any demonstration there while tbeir troops
were massing on the left of our line. But little
firing took place on either onr right or centre
dnring the day, bat ail Thursday night an ar
tillery duel was kept up, which resulted in.
nothing of importance.
It will be seen that the entire of T*oagstreefs
corps cannot be In the Valley, as Pickett's di
vision, attached to that corps, la before Gen.
Butler. The prisoners taken say that they do
uot know where Loagstrest Is, but some of then*
teemed to be under t?s Impression that he was
before Petersburg, as he \7M *nok U*
that locality.
W>y A large lot of fire-arms, Intended for ih#
'Sons of Liberty" in Indiana, were seized by
IT. S. Marshal Murry In New York a few days
?o.
UT Mr. John McOurdy, after a six months*
rial of newspaper publishing, has sold the
lagers town Herald aod Torch to Xn E W
Jurriden, who will hereafter conduct i?.
?TNew York anthorttlss sell the manure
ccumuiatiag in the streets of that city for 2S
30,WxTr l0ad* ? revenue of

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