The evening telegraph. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1864-1918, December 13, 1864, FIFTH EDITION, Image 1
H DOUBLE SHEET. PJIILADELritlA, TUESDAY, DKCEMBHU 13, 18(54. PJ.ICK T1I1IKK CENTS. latest Southern News SHERMAN'S MOVEMENTS. His Advance Noar Savannah on tho Gth. A GREAT BATTLE FOUGHT. FIGHT NEAR AUGUSTA. The Particulars of Kilpatrick's Cavalry Allair. WARREN'S MARCH ON WELDON. It Will Give the Rebels Some Inconvenience. PEOHADLE SUCCESS OF TIIE MOVEMENT. miiimANs rxi'r.i.i i iov. snruiiAN hiivini) iiown tub i)U' iir.r. itivuit TUB IMIIII ni'SIHT TUB 1-ASHAliU OF TI1K SThK A M. From the llithmimtl Ditimteh, Ile.-hihe, Tlio news from Georgia yesterday was of a somewhat exciting character. The enemy, who Iliad been marching down the Ogcc-ltcc river with three corps one cui ps on tho nor 'li and two on the tomb side endeavored to ui.i.e their forces nearly opposite , but met v. it'i eonsldi rable rtiiMatice from tho Confederate forces; and at last arccunts hud not directed thci. object, wliich was alto prevented, In part, bv the unfavorable- kncis of tho river upproSche-. On Wednesday tlio domutis'rvlons of the Federals in tlie f. n ies, on tho i .uiiuh river, became more determined, and lhc nun ijicd to KCt lome of their iiilautrv u:ni. lue Mats within .iguioi mu river, jiern wo were sveil preparcu mid our artillerists mil flood work, il wan sup posed thai they would Do romp died to abandon Itue utlemtit. from aouiu cute o, clier lucii of BUI 111 11.1 lllllll WI UUIIIljr ,u UlUll v IUI1LM1 111 "J- vdon, the v ankecs nmao very mile una ol artil lery, and this added conlidume t our troops. It was reported th.it tho enemy n id elloclod a landing on the Coosawh Uchie, beloy Pocotaligo; but they bad not been able to reach .'.ha radr oad.j WHRHMAN H AlVNl'R TWKNrT-1 IVN MII.EJ tllOM HsVA.NNAH ON PITHMH!,,; (i. ,eoni the liiiUmond U'OVs O'Ctinbcr il'. Through the courtesy of a gentle inn, to whom wo have been Indebted horo'oline tor sinultr favor-, we reeelved, fiat night, op us of tho Au gusta pupcisi'l w eiliiesnay, tlio .11 ins'. I no Sentinel MiVotbat the advices in rei. ronoe to Slier- man's movi incuts uru very meagre, l'lie advance it reported to bo Bkirmishimr 1 hi .may, Docem- ln r (i, ut stanou 1'wo-aiid-a-U ilf, t a oily-live miles iroiu Savannah. They Wv.ro picssug vigorously owuniB Mivmirun. We have ni) doubt that a dc i ,iV3 bittle bc- Itwecn the raiders and the natri 't forces hid ilaktn pliiee the result of which wo may bo en- aoiiu to announce tins aiternoon. The same impor states, on the mthority of a 'gentleman who w is a prisoner tor a day in tho (midst ul the Yankeo army, Unit thcotliecrs sp ike reeiy 01 tiieir plans, hou su a .'i iriu i t aid no; nn nd lo ri-k nn engagement if he e ald help it, in le had no uimiiuinti ii' t spare. They scoui'd onu nt to niuke their w.iv iieaeeaoly to tluc i.ist. sat the most piaeiieable point, witlioat a tiUt. fviti tin an fcrit.t on tub oiii::iii:k ov tub "ru INS1AX1. Sk'om tfu Uirhiii'lift I'.mitiincr, lit rrm'i 'I 111. iTheic Is no nrvn later t'uin the 7th December. 1. 1 that nine tho eutiie toiee of Slieriu.in wis - miiined un the east side of tha OA'eheo. Ja lie Gib it aovaneed nt lem than r:Mjieen miles. f- is B.en nttvj repieseuted as iiiuth l.nis'iie.l, an I heir M.rHH liaeKiOK. la niim oeis tiuro were .o,(ji;o muskets and a most en irmo.n w.ioa tr.iia. ft he eiuniry in his rear was sw.irn.mn with stra- leifi mid Hi tertirs, wtio are boiti iit or pill.iKio vt t vi" y house. Clt .cns who tii.o uikevl with he ollievr-, concur in tlio uo .ar.i i m th.it' they ire uiilvi rsuliy d'su-ted wiih 'no eNpcditioa indtliewar. The i llivera tp.ilso very freely of .1 erii uii'. plans. Tl.ey Bald ho would not risk an ongigemsnt if le could help it, beeaiiso be ba l u ammunition :u npiire, but would mikuhisw.iy u the se.ievi ist it the iieari Bt praetuabtu point. Tue enemy n 1 1 ilnee or lour huiiilred negroes wi'ii thoui. T.ioy ji U no anns, out w, to merely e:i n? tollovers, liouii K oil ar.d making their wav horno a', every thppiiig. to be ri i need bv other. Nj itteu.ioa 1 low puid to tlio Mineral ordirot tSaormm, 'Mud at the bivluimi-! of tiie i oaritb, und the ibolo routitrv h vh lie' n pii'ii 'ed by mo'is of , .u.l:;.,.. ...i.h.'vvi. rvvll...v-d Il'i...,.). V ij 1.W..I. v(!n . n the confused iiush at every st p. UATl'I.b I'l'.OHAIII.Y FOI'l'lir lll'l "IP. BAVANNAII. frdu ill,: H li.i, "i.l .Si i.'oi..', , vi'.. . it). It si e ins to be the iuioression hat .Shrnim wuk ruoviu to vards Savaniiah, .i i.l a battle u.u robahlv been lou-ht b-1 ro this i no. MPS Mill. hii.s'a iitiii.'v ii:io MiltltOW lllllll 1 10NA1. I'Alin'M t.lllS Oi vll-l A TRICK B .",T I). ll Whei-'er fell . Th.i Ya-ikeo i j'iirr. ert'n the Atttiuti'l ('vyivt'f;i.'n.,i i,..'. . . At n Iduih'ht on Saturd ly. (Jvia Jnrioiisi) upon tlio enemy s i. .. 3ior"jirii who Cvnered the ru.tr w re driven bi. k 4 on tneir lnta.. rv Biipor:, and our tr )upi, a:'t-r oLsiih lable ti.t(litm.v?, roiired. In our tiit lit on Sunday, with h imatrieVs Cv- ialry, aisltil by tho l i b L'orp-, j repulse! thj tin my in every u ti lii.it to ili.-l j ;e us liy tiro nd "eiiuiiier-iuarfji i, but lin.iliy, iieinit U inkeil, vvisre rompeiiea to retire, wuieli w h anno m most xielli 'H older. Our Iosi wus b tweon seveiliy and cylity men. 1'nai of the l eilorils is ro IMirltd ill'ieiully a "very heaiy." Una of tho Yankee tas eaptureil in a hnnd-tn-hand encoun- Itfr, and Kilp.tiriek 111 u.t.l' k.is vvoundod. On I S.ur sivie Coloiii l tmiucs, A tun: lingadier, was evert ly woiinUO'l. 1 i noin on run ,'irn inxtant, kar auoi'sta. Ini Hie AutniMa (Vi'l'V'.ti jei.'l. , m. jWr 6. On Mi.ndav last a ll tht took p!u -a atWalker'a lliidtte, on llnar meek, twenty-rAO miles from auguta, In which the IVderals w. ie wor to I. A hatch ol one bundel and tweiuy-two Yaukej luikoi.eis bavl arrived in Augusta. I'tio M iiifiiient .taninnl ".Vvltlnn. fliKTAIIH 01' WABKKV'B Ol'KII VTIONS WBSIt lWT I HRA1II) I'llOU 111: W AS U0V1N11 ON Wl'.I.IlON. irrtmlln Itirkmoml Dl'W h, h,.e,u,er VI. We mentioned on ynmord.ivr that a column, brown out from Grant's army, ana supplied and ln)iiijped for a protracted expedition UvuX etruek f We t!on Railroad at .larratt', thirty milet louth of IVten-barg, and when last hoi'rd from weie marcbimt In tho direction of Wnldon. 1 here was a tlyint; rumor that Hampton had t o ci untrrrd and bad a lijtht with this cohnna; but we could trace the Mory to no tnisiworthv ource. The probability of tliii thliiR was doubtless tlm father of the rcixirt. Wo know nothing of tho piani of our penoral (n relation to tli is movement 1 1" the enemy, but oonfe wo hall bo dleip tioiMcd if the Yankee tolnmn Is pormlttcd t int. ve without Interiup'ion or obstruction to Its ties inntion. It set tint with h""f on tho hiHif un I ober tuppiivs tuitvd to the uusot a movib.u oimy. We look to see somv of the beef .it least fnnied over to the Conle lerate commissariat. II rnp ton'B uien have ndesorved wido-pread rep it.it oii a 1 ct f hunters ; an opportunity now oilers fjr adtlii g to their lame in this parti, alar. In no .dins cut thi column Urant pirposed n.orc than one ot those tlyint; cxneilttiom known 03 ra ils, lie il slamil eitubli'iliinn a iter hue lit n 1 oint whii h Bhonld depilvuus trm innt!y ol the ne of the Petersburg end WoUlon ltivl ronti, ami nt the same time threaten Wilmington. Wilvlonwas. ilwulitle-s, tho point selected. If he Bueiculs in getting there an I fortilyimt lilin self ha will hope to supply his" trooris bv the Iloanoke river or by r. building t'.ie Snil'o:k Il.il: roatl. It rt niains to be -een how mti 'h or his excellent plan will bo sin eessiuiiy accomplished ttl.VIKW Ol' WAIIllllN'S Ol'KII HONS, 'mm tlie tifhwmil It hid, i iv.nl.ee 1(1. Our,tclcjtrapbie;rolunin c mtalaeil this morning, In a condensed form, t lie latent news reeeivevl lure with refrroneoto the Yankeo raid on the Kou hslile. Ily way of review, we will s ao tint on lue'duy nil-lit a heavy column of Y'auk' cs, composed of infantry, artillery, ami iMv.ilry, leit our I rui t and moved out on the Jerusalem plank road. They were rcporteil on Wcdnusd.ty morn intr at Trot tor's, otne twenty milei d staut, an I siill in motion. This column is said to embrace two corps of mfnntiy, with a 71nu't a s:ii -Uo( iirtTllery, but a small force of cavalry. A K)bd ninny knowing people are oxorvhed as fo the destination of tho raid. If they have 110 more cavalry than reported thev will, of coarse, soon get to tho eti.l of their jjurnev. On tho other hmid we are incdncd to bv'iie. j tneyaro betti r equipped than reported, nnd we '.v0 '.mm heur of tho deitruction of bridges, .:o.. In fiu dirt ction ol Woldon. This, wo are forced to ad mit, wi I pive us Home inconvciiien.vi, I111' will not retnivoin tlio least the palpable nn 1 irretrlev 1 do failure which (Jrant has matlo in his "Un toKijh IiK'lid and Petersburg." ' Winter, trom present appearance, .ks not fCftn inclined to wait louder for Uiyss , and, unit s8 he soon makes a despera e lot war I move ment, the campaign, as far as he is "oueerned, will tirmlna't: in'loi iously. f.'aa ''the ii'ilest get,eral 111 lilt; world," wiUi ti due regard for his tame, pcriuit this ? I'he fact is, ha must not only raid, but lij.:lit ; and, if ho utte.rpts to li 'lit, .lo Kiniiilinif, more th in im'to " a rov onaoissaneu in force." We -live the following tlis" inccs, llr.it our read ers may understand the eour-o t.iko.i by tho raiders : Jarrett'sis thirty miles from Prteribiirg, and lklllielvl ten miles further south on the Wi Idou road. At tins pomt there Is a railroii'l bridge bcioss Hie M- herrm river, to which tho raijers, no doubt, will give atten ion, if thoy hive. time, lielllitld l in Ureensvillo eotm y, mnl is twenty two miles distant trom Wclilon. Tue whole dis tance beiweou Pcteisliiirc; and Woldon is sl.uy two miles. I p to I o'clock 1. M. we were una' 'la to learn anything tin tj;r of Ihe enemy's iiiovcmeat, but may state that, l'min tho tli ip union m .de by Oeiu ral 1 re, it is not iiepro'iuoio til it the nideis may come to giief ero they are lorty-e'0'lit hours older. IlVllItV MAS ON 111): VVCI.DI.N UOA1I I: X I'tlllt 1 to.v 01 tut 1 10 iik oil1 f in: 11, From the lltrhmond .Vumt'tKr, Deeerner lit. We le.11 n that the force sent by Grant tlowa the Weliion road consisted of ouo entire corns, besides ihn cavalry. Kvery man of litem ouat to be capiurid. Know nt Itlt tiniotxl lovcmcnls on tlie Jmiiicn. from the Hirhnmrnt l'..rn ai'ter, Ai.'ee.n ''?r 10. Snow fulls oil the unlet lines of Richmond. An 1 ttack vis expected this mirniiij;, bat tho inter dict of winter 11. ay be effectual. Tlio ci einy 1 ro-ssed a small foreo of infantry to tie south side of .limes river on Wediie.liy in on iiie, at Cot's lamiliair, ni nr tho iiiout 1 of I 'inch iap C11111I and bolo v littteiy cum us. I hey are upon the neck of low Kiounds wuuro 1) ey 1 1111 do iiolhin and e innot advance. Our ptelvct Imti extends aerosi their front an 1 within time liiiii'ited yards of tneemal. It, Is not dc Mruble to bo d this point with our furees, but sin p'y to ktci tliein in chov'k in tlio 11 vless ivmi on which ihiy have assumed. Theie 1-no trutli In the ru uor that they hava cdet ted t.ny eroBsiug ul a paint higher up tho rn er. Our mortars and ba'teries eoinmin 1 t'n n isi. tton, and are keeping up tliomJH ,1 iu luui' nntoyuncc. The) Mlnnllon Itcluw ltlOiniviitl. M INTktl IN rr.Kllll'TINO At riVB Ol'EUATniNB ON Till: JAMt.S. The snind of lieavr guns was hea-tl on ycat"r day cvtiiing on thu lines Lelow the city, ili'o liru g, ilmnli tinoxplaineJ, is believed to have been nothing more than the sheliiug of the Dutch Gap Caual, as tho wind at thi tuni wub telling tmr from that point. Winter we, 11s 10 have net in in earnest ; hut still there is no graad attack ironi Grant. Ho lot tlio golden days of autumn Blip by unimproved, and the winter ujiu eth wi.cn 110 man can fght. W e had ni t even a rumor from Petcrsb ir on yesterday, which is conclusive cvi lotieo thit n 1 thing of "unpoitanec had occurred, or was galil on there. TO-DAY'S WASniNaTOaN NEWS. Bpcclul Di'Miati'hotv, to Evonitt; Tolcrapb. Wahhino ro,'l)eeernber 1,'). tilel liiMltcfi t biiHc. A largo concourse of people gathered this m ant ing at the Supremo Court Jloom ta see Mc Chase sworn in. Ho did not appear, h.rwevor, not having received his coinmi-sion. He is ex pected to take his teat to-morrow. 'I he l.iMilvsliina 'ouKrWViiiin. Crucial Hanks appeared bef ire tho Committee of l'.lt c: ions this morning, und ma le a sta e nent upon the case of the l.'iini.ii, t menib rs. Ho dtelarrs the clef. ion to have been fair and hoce.it. ItlMk UtKATMl.M Ol' KKrllttE! 1IIISOMSN AT V4fl.li. II a it it its n no, DeceuilH-r PI. The folloiriiig dej otcb was received by Govoruor Curtin this morning, from rSurgcoii-General Phillips, now at Aiiimpolis 1 Annai'oi.is, Dpcrinbor 12. Governor Ctirtln. I ilsited to day all tbe hospitals at Annapolis in which there are Pennsylvania Buhners lutdy 1 ei 11110 d In m tiebel prisons. The-e soldi rs ro ctlve Ihe irniost care and attention. I'Ue hospitals Hre mi ply providid will evtry;hina neeeisary lor the et 111 fort of ihe tick. 1 tin n' t tl.ink it is necessary, under the ciretun taticc. to call on thoeilUeiis of Penusy ivania for supplies lor the In ma tea of hospitals at tbi place. (Si'gued) i, , A. PuiLLU'B, ir 1 1 1 11 i ? i 1 m t it ARMY OF POTOMAC. GEN. WARREN'3 IXc'EDITION. Its Work and Silo Roturu. WELDON ROAD DESTROYED AT MANY POINTS. iibrcr.Y of t:ii: movkmot. CAPTURE OF HICKSFOHD. Rebel Works Taken by Storm. AEEIVAL BACK IN CAMP. CtC, Ktc, i:ic., Etc., i:t, Etc., Kie. H'Mioi Am mts AnMY or tub Poi om vc, De Ci iiilv r 11, 1st, I. The movements in this Dapart 111 nt which havo been In the course of t xe nil el the pa-t tew days, have prob ib!y bcon dovelopod, and now tho objects, intended to bo accomplished may be given to the public, as well as tlio results attained. It was known that tbe cn0niy were pr iriirin'? Inrge stnip'.iis for their IroopS by nay of tlu WcMiin Railroad to S'ouy creel., whence t'ney they were conveyed to P te.s'ung. The civ a'r.v force sent there mimo ten days B'jo, not b'inu' able to iTiei'iually s! i th.ir op 'rations, the .itli Corps, wi;h tlregic's Cavalry and the .'Id Divi tion of the '2d Corp 1, w ro detailed to ert'e toally put a stop to it ly destroying tlio railroad in fir south at lli. ksford, and if p is.iblo thatvS'.a'i'nt a!bO. At day!i;:ht on Weduesday ui 'iniug, the column tuiti.d south on the .Ivrus tlem rond, thu ca!ry tnking the advance. On arriving at n point nineteen miles from Petersburg, they dl Vv rgidlrom tho road ub.iut a mi'.e tu the rij'it, when they reached the Nottoway river, an I the command at once commenced crostnttg, and then bivouacked on the sooth side for tho m,;!it. At 7 !10 on Thnralay morn'ng the p-mtonns were taken np unci tho column started, loarlri ; a cavalry dctaelinieir to pick up stra .t.'lurs and return w ith tliem. H11 na t.'hing a poin' two miles beyond Sussex Court Hou v, boiiio cwalry .yore encouiiteitd, and weie drivon back to wluro the Weliion Raiiio.id ero-.e.s the Nottoway. j in tit 1:0011 11 small force of tho eienir ma le a dash in between our cavalry and the a lr 1 ce of the infantry, but were sum routed, with, slih loss on both Hides. Here a cavalryman was f mad who hail evidently bcoti murdered, and snipped of everything, even to bio bo,;ts. Tbe advance then e iinniciieed tho iles'riie';on of tbe railroad by burn n;; the bridge a"r,m tin Nottoway, arit eon luued to J irrott's stit'on, bivini.ei.il g at that place 011 Thursday ni.r.lu. O 1 Friday inoriiitig an early start was made, and i,i the alierni on tho advance reached a point near 11 u ksf- : 0, where the enemy were found to bo in tome lorec, und having a battery in position wi b ftiong works on both sides of tho Mclmruiu river. Alar the po-itiuu had b.en examined an u:Uea was dcnind Impracticable, on account of the siri riithol tho works and tho ditll :nli y of up. proacl.ing them, particularly with artillery. I her; l'oie it was determined to carry tho line of oiks on this snl j and destroy tin; dep.it, which was 'tieeissiiilly done. Diriti;; this chirg', Ci.l.,r is'i r,';eai.t Coles of the Ut .Massachusetts Is said to lmvo been killed. 'lieopi weiu :ccn moving in p'sitionnt this oint, as though liny bad j 1st arrivej, and llio Inu from the ha;eri.s Boon afier shovel th it tiny had been remlbiced. It now got ihirk and began mining, fuowinir, and free.ing. Tie troops camped in tho vicinity for the night, und in the morning st..rltdon their rem, 11, reajli ing rsusMX Court House uud halting there 011 on Saturday night. Tho enemy's cavalry an la ni-iill body of infantry followed, and emlcav.ired to itiini y the rear guar.il, but each tone were ilrivtn l ack with loss. Thih afurnoon the No'.laway rlvor was reached and ihe entire command crossed in safety, w here tl.iy ft und n part of tho Ninth Corp, who h id sturtid to their aid iu case of an eng:i;;em:iit. To-ntoirow th' y will bo all back iu their old position iu trout of Petersburg, ready for tho next move Kgultist tlio enemy In whatever direc tion the Comiiiaiider-ln-ehlcf may deem 1110, t elfocnal. The move may bo coosldc'cl as one of tho most succcshutl of tho campaign, and ra llies honor not only 011 the orijia dor, but on llio-e to whom it' ex.ciuion was intiuded. A mo-t tll'eetivo blow has oceu dealt tho 1 neiity by the de truetion of some li;Xeen niilo? of rail road, which they were Using extensively, una hundred ears passing over it every day, loile I with supplies. Tno track was torn up, tac ties piltd in Leaps with dry wood ft out tlu adjacent lent ts, eid set on lire, with the ra'ls on top, tho h, at I euoing and twistlu them iu every sh pe. All tbe depolB ulong llie route were b iru id, at will as numerous mills, barns, an 1 d voiliu ;s, fiom which tbe oecupanls hail lijd, or from tho cover of w hich guerillas had llred oa our tr n.w. One was caught who. a gun near where ti sh r. bud just bicii tired, and it is said tho tro ins huag him ntar tho Nottoway river. Oar loss in t'. i euliro trip will Lot exceed 40 or .V) in killed aid woundid, bosldci a fuw strat'terj, who were cuptLrtd. The severity of tho woather was the principal ditheuby we had to encounter, bat astb' ewis much wood on tbe lino of march, and plcu'.y of woik for them 1 1 do, tbey managed to keen tie 11 leivcs from Millering. Nothing has transpired jo. fiont of I'ett rsburg to-day of interest. The weatber has chwnt;cd, and a cold wind storm prevail. Two men, ramod F.dwnrd Rowe and nailcl C. Smith, of tho lTOih New York, '-'J Division, 9 h Corps, were executed yesterday, for tbe crime of desertion. They were hardened criminals, not seeming to care for themselves Or any one else. One of them mounted tho acnd'old smoking a cigar, and taking bold of the rope, gave it a pnll 0 see if it was strong enough to hold him. Sneli a lessen will perhaps have In proper cllceton that class of men who enlist for the mero purpose of getilng tl 0 bounty, with tho Idea that they cm deicrtto the enemy with impunity. INVASION OF KENTUU2Y. u iiKiM' i!tiTs or nil ri:b::,s, How and Where they CrossaJ tlio Cumberland. . BRECKINRIDGE AT SF ART A. Ho is Moving to Join IIojI. STONEMAN AND BUR BUI 1)3 la ON TIIE ALERT. lac i- ii.i.i', Dccembor Pi. The llo'ss! ficie ral Lyon crossed tho CumlierlinJ riv-r wi'ii his ctmiinand the day before yesterday, at Yollu creek, nb nit twenty miles below Clark .ville. Hii (orec is reported at a'amt 'J)l men, and wlua Inst heard from he was moviu?to,vardi 11 riklm vilie, Kentucky, and thrca'.eniug tin'. p!.i:e. I:' ho attacks it, tl.o garrison, being s,u ill, will be ccnipellcd to 1 ill back to a atroni -r or more la-tn'inate point. I'.reckiuridje's paatioa see m 10 be in deiibt. A loyal guntlcm in .w'lose resplet I'l'li'V is vouched for, savs Hi eckeuci I i, at S u'ti. Ti nne.see, wi'h ah mt Kl,n 1 ) nun. Th's g:a' e uiau si'ejks of what lie kuoiv., an 1 fie fie'i in. lu ll that l'..eel,lurid:,'e Intends t J rein ' ive llo.nl, and if posse de to re 1 'a tiie 111,1.1 1 1 ' . . : army, but the po-itioii of oar t ups uada Ku'iienian and Iliroi id ;e inlt s that Ijswi'l have dillleiilty in fariuiog a j in tton -.v.th it 11 !. I'StOM 'Vtltl. Ciuin, llccmlior li. The steam :r li''iit, from Munphisfor Ciocinn it!, p esse I up to-day with J ill bales of cotton. Tho ll. "of St. l.trii.t broiiht ;'0 bales. S vcral flte liners are a.grii:iiid ut Cia a. lord's and other points on the M'ssisdppl al ovo Cairo, and wi 1 prob :b y freeze in. It I'M. 1. Kr.roCM'M ' U&X. VlfiTVAY.i ui 1 iii: lei. pM.ritoiii'., Dceeinber 111. Tho C iar'.cs'oi M-.curij, ot the Gib instant, pubUsaes tlio fo' lowing : l'lioM a it 1: SuiNNAii ItviLiiovn. '.Ve'i'.vo r. cel.rj -.. ilctli.lt.i nt'-'P Tve ot nnylar.li;. fighting on ihe to.iS'.. We bear, however, thai the tin my is quite active ia that ipt n'tor. "His main deiiioustr.ition will prj'nb!y hi next made icte.inst Coos ihittchie, while, by feint, a Pi e italv'o and Gr.iliamsf iilo, he wdl e i I" i.or 1 1 1 iv .ie our Pace-, a. id tlisu'.ict the al.e.i 1 u jf our lillie, 18." 1 ti'i; A r it. 1 l ll.a. Ut 1 i ai.o, U eeiubcr 1,'). A liro this mo-n:ne; th stio.yt:d the elevator of Charlei W. Rv.ns. T.ie origin is 111 know n, but is B ipposi;d to havo be. u accidental. M.WTioxs i '1 tsst'rn st;rrs. llosiOV, Deeember PI. "l U'ios ll.l'lills.m tl 1i1.es ,ias elected Mayor of Ctn.-ienuwu ye.l;r da . In N.wliu'ypjr: Guor'o Jaei.iti in vva 1 re fit, did. TUIIlTY-trG 11 1 nCOJ! GSE31 Wakhinhton, Decein'ier I I. iiorsi:. Mr. I'. io't (Ma s 1 in'ro lucid' a r 'solution de fl.irieg tint me ,-it.vc ot 1. nils) 111 1 may re-11 11 1 its I'cliiieal relaiioiiB with the Uoveruinoa'. of ihd I 'lilted Stul H. ileal rod to the Cjiii.uu.oo 011 tue Jnoiehiry. Mr. Cole (Cal.) in'roducd n bill grintin ; lands to certain railroad companies. ItelerioJ to the Cotiui.itiee on Publle lands. Abo a bill to establish a Minin't I) pirtannt, with a Commissioner uud tlio nceoss 117 clerks imd mineralogists, for tlu pur p..no of fulle -tiu ar.d ddl'using u t l al Inior.uiaioa till oil O'liout lite l.'nited tslales. Mr. Cole moved that the subject be referred to a Beleet Comml'tee ot seven. 31 r. lirooki. (N. Y.) would have no o'ljie'.'on if nt lie same time nn nvpiirv bo dir e'ei as to tie rnoi e aud menus of obtaining revouuo Iro.n t.10 inn ea. Mr. Washbuino (III.) wasopposcd lo tiie whole Belli tno. injection thu9 being made, tho subject went ovi r. .'rues C. Allen (III.) moved to reconsider t'11 vole by wuieli Mr. Klio'.'s iiropo .ition w isrofei ra 1 to the C'oinm ttee on tho J idieiary. lie win. e l it not to the Coiiiurtt c on the It belli m S.a'et. it wits read for inform ition, mil p irp.isasto admit tho St natois and ll prcsenta Iv a iu Con. gri ss uuoer the ncwConstitutlni recently ad ip'.ed m Tiiit'iisrec. The motion was re considered. Mr. Knot (Miisb ) rem irked that when ho s ig-ec.-U J ihe, Coniiiiiiue on the .ludi i.iry, it w.H i ecauso that Standing Comuntteo w is tho pro.ier one fur the examination "I tho question, and bo ciiuse a bill looking to tbe same end w.n ti ico li.n rcbrred to the Committee on tha .ludi i try. He did not Buppose tno subjoet would roeoiva am th ug but kimlncss IV0111 the C 1 n, 111 tine 01 tho Rebellious hnttes, nor had he any mason ti he ieie that that Coinuiiitco was opoosoi to this rt solution. Ho would havo no oojucnou to a a :h a n feit'iico. 'J ho resolution was referred to the Commit:;;) or the Rebellious htues. Mr. I'uauh r tN. Y.) introduced resolutiin, wl ieh was a biiiied, instructing tho 'loin nit ee oa V i-ys li.d Means to in pure into tho expediency 1 f rcdaelug ihe tax 011 mineral coils. Mr. brown (Wis ) aked leive, lut o'vJo tion was iri'de, to Introdiieo a resolu 1 111 for tlio api oininieut of u select committee of s;ven in. mliers, to who.n shall tie referred all n solutions, pet tions, etc., rla'iva ti a naval depot on tin Ink a, and whoso duty p. Bbiitl he to selc t the most suitablo sue, and re port hv bill or otherwise. Mr. Stevens (t'a ) asked leivo to in tro 1 11 n; a hill, Willi a view of putting it on pas-ag', ext md , u Vim lime for tho withdrawal of goods' f. om any pah'ie s ores or bonded wireltouses in ea'es where the three years' tinmaliowed tiy the law of July. IHtK!, his been interfered with by any order of the President of the Uuitod Kuivui. Mr. Jirown (Wis.) objected. THE AE1MT OF THE JAMES. Nurrrssmral Unirnirnl of Onlorod Troop - Ai prnrnncfi of Kcbcl Rama llow tl.oy 1 r Kerrlvrd. llcMiot AiiTims Anvt or tub James1, kear RiciiMoNo, a.,Deeembcr 7. This morning a small force, consisting of a detachment of tho 3tlih I'nited States Colored Infantry, wo e thrown across tha James river in pontoon boats tinder coier of a brigade, with several field-pieces drawn up on the east side of tho river in the vicinity of Cox's landing, between half an I throe quarters of a mile above Dutch O ip. The Rebel pickets which lined tho west btnk of the James, and had been firing from there for a week past, at once gave way w tlioat firing a slu t, when our tro ,s set about iuirenching and aro now s.enre in their position, where they command the head of Dutch Gap, and will pr 1 tect it ellectu'illy from any sharpshooters of tho cm my in that, vicinity. I'h is evening, jusi about sunset, the Rebel ram lU. limiind tame slowly steaming d a.vn the river, followed by her contorts, the I n.mi'a and Vc i. As'"Oi. As soon, as they came la range of Port Hratlr, Captain I' er. o open.' i lire, upan tho Hi. liinnml with bis Itui. pound Parrott rides, and plnnti d heveral shots into the sides of tli" RMiel it att, brii ging her up stau.ling at a point wheio she was shielded in a measure by the btnk of the river, and where she lay until dnikiie..s pal an end to 1 li 0 tiring. ."eteial shots wero also sent rif t the. IVe.oti and VttrWcitAm, and one of then was tsrieo hit; but tho lateness of the hour when they t. P"itrcd prei eiued our shots being as cloeiivoon the latter as on the Hi Jim n,l. Tha ra as died probably a dor.cn shots iu answer to our saluta tions. I he batteries across the .Tames and one mortar battery also joined, in tho entertainment, aud withal ma lo a verv lively evening's work. Tho Ciossingof our firees near Dutch G iu is evi dently believed bv tho Rebels to mesa chat wo purpose coming through that chaniiil to-uig!it with our gunboats, and the positiouof the rains is such that, thoUj;li exposed to the liee of fort lirady, only anon', mie milo distant, lluy have a good sweep of the lhcr down nearly, or .piitu to, Hatch Gap. A ttl'.llll. l:t-.('0NNir4,VA. II l vour Mt 1 ens tv or Tim J.tm s, nhmi lie iimomi, Va., Doinoer PI. I'he enemy in ele a re. o:inois-i.io"o ill loreo uo,m Ihe ox rente 1 1. ot of our Pins (.lis ino,ni:i,', in- the pu."i se, us ;s prc-uii" .!, ti.' a- rt. lining wh.nher uav p r- 11-111 in uir 101- es on t i;s si te oi on; j lores not been dct iclied for du'y 0:1 the o lier si.lo of tho liver or ci sew here. Finding mo unnosf vi.tii r'.ce prevailing, and ti l t portion of our lines strongly mn iel, h ) em my, nuer driving iu our pi "ken, mavel fir ward their skirmish line, and for a short tuna opi ned rather spiritedly with u luuery of Ii;;Lt inlillery, g iieing, h".ever, no 111 u ai d emits. 1 hey soon concluded to withdraw their foreos, and matters have resumed their ae ustjnied quiet. Tho U.'bel troops were supplied wi'li three flivs' r.it.ons in their knaps irks, and state that whin Ihcy ero orderul to march this mim ing tbey thought they wore starting for .North Citrolina. 'I be torces eng iged at this part of tho lim oin sisled of Fie'd's litvi-i m, wlikvi bis for t.v.i n onths been stationed boiwoen tho D..rhytown and Newn.aikct roads. isiniuitau.ously wlih this atta k nt the rlibt the enemy opened t ieir mortar bttteries 110)1 Fort liiiriihani ( II iTison). 801m fe.v 0 nualtles bneoceurnd during tha day 'a opoiwi oin, ba' to 11 hat ex'ont 1 am not able as yet 1 1 state. It is thought quite possible that tho attack will ho rcsnmcr lo-morrow, eithor as the sa, no or another 1 art of our lines, but if so we sh ul not bj w holly U.. prepared to receive tlteru V. )'. V-iYmu,. CITY. LNTELUaSNCE. I'nr Additional Loculi, see J'.iijUth 'aye. Prnr. or TitKHUoMniurt To-day. Six A.M., 2D. Noon, 3D. IP. M.,:n'. Wind, W. Ili ivr Mw ni:i.nMr.NT. Charles R. Abbott, formerly Secrclary of tho Fifth an 1 Sixth slrects Passenger Railway Company, hm beau arrescj.l, t hnrged on tho oath of the Presld nit of tin ro i.l with foreing seventv-nino cer.ill 'a'es of stict. 1 be accused has had one In iriug, a id h n 0 1,1 1 held for a further inve-tig i lon on M rnl ly n-xt. This morning another charge ni pntcre, 1 sgaiii't Abbott, who, as Trea-urar of the Passen ger Railway Reliof Association, is charged, up o 1 tiie oirh uf Colonel O. II. R mitiurgc-. ilia See 0 tsry, with tho embezzlement of four tnousinl dollars, tho property' of His Association. Ino Recorder wid lake the cvaiono ia tiiia c'ua.go this iifurnoon. CoMUonoiti: WiNNi.ow AT mr. Com Mian im, Rooms. The Commcreisl Ro mis Wcra il lied by a crowd of our first merehints and ci:iCfis tins nften oon, at 1 o'clock, to welc ime to our city Comitiodoiu Winslow, of tho gallant sUip l ar sttnte. 'i he Commodore was drjssc 1 in citl.tm'n c'o'hes, and submiitctl vcryp itietrlyto tha'. 111 st tiiesomc operation to whieh her les ara s ih jtcttd ibatof sh iking li mds witti an cu tins ntiirb r i f unknown -'.eiitleiuju. Hj apoc .re 1 In exettdent spiri's, and received witu modesty tlu eoiigiittiila'ions of our ciiir.ens. TiioriMeisiiMB I'AssnNtiHits.-Two or three f'llored men g"t into one of the I. mbird aid H nth streets cars yesterday afternoon, ami when politely asked by the conductor to take plaeos oa the front platform, po-ltlvely refuse! to do so. The tnr was stopped; s III they maintained their seats. Tho road became blocked up, aid tiro or thno other cars coming along wore umb o to proceed. Tho poll e were Dually a i0Alad to, , n 1 1I10 disorderly chai n 'tern were ai resit) J, and committed by Alilerniiti Morrow. Hi'niiav Siitooi, Fa in. The Sunday Sehnls attached to St. Paul's Kplscopat Church, in Tuird Htreet, below Walnut, are hoi, ling a F'air iu the basement of tho church. The .armis ta'ilas aro supplied with a variety of ftney aal useful arti cles, ihe proceeds from ihe sale of which will be devoted to benevolent purposes. Dari.igyei er day u largo number of visitors a ten lad tha Fair. Si.vr.itiii.Y itrnKKD. About uoo 1, ti-tlay, a Utile girl, named Annlo Flood, agol four ye si, re-ldliig Iu Southern nveniio.ab ive .-s'lii h s're t :, was severely burned by lu-r elo'.hcs taliiu : ,lr.j from tho stove. Mho had been lei', alone in tl.o room. I'litr.. The alarm or fire aba. it btV.f-pi.it ti o'cloi k, was caused by tho luicniiig at Nugoi.t's Laser beer Balooii, at tho S )ii:li',v,.dt coraor of Wathington aud Church streets. FINANCE AND COMMEHCE. Oi'Tlcit 01' Til w.vi;nisi: Tsi.k'i''1!'H, Tuii.d t.s , lleceiu'lur 1 1. i The Htock Market Is Inactive but steady. Gov ernment bonds continue in fair demand at about former rates, with sales of (is of lsHl to noti 0 at 10'J.j, coupons oil'; 5 -.20, a', 10'JJ, an advaneo of .J ; and new 7 ''Mi "ttuj ; US was bid for old Ml M; Pennsylvania fis are soiling at 1)1. In Railroad shares there is very little dolnj. tadJnt' is firmly held, with sales at 8-41, which Is a slight advance; Catawissa preferred at 370 373 ; aiid Phil idclphla ami Hi ie at .IU; 4 1? was bid for Little Schuylkill; oUA for Philadelphia and Germnntown; fil for F.lmlra profcrred; 14 for Catawlssa common; and 074 fr Pennsylvania Railioad ; 1V2 was asked for C imden and Am boy Ilailniad ; and "0 for North PennsylvaiiHi. Tl cro is lltt'o or nothing doing in City Passen ger Railroad shares. ,11 was bid for Sprueeand Pine; ;n for West Philadelphia, and If) for Arch street ; 01 was asked for Fifth and Bix'ta t ft ) for Second nnd Third; 1H for Chcsntit and Walnut; 2 for Race and Yine; 21 for Green and Coates; and 'JO for Gir.ard College. Canal shares nrc moro in -paired aftor, with aalet rf Susquehanna nt l,'eir, nn adraico of ); Wyoming Canal at 7'.; and I.oblgh Navigilloa at "oi ; .Ti was bid for S.htiylkill Navigation com mon, nt'l for prt fened; and 3d for Delaware Di vision. Hank share srn firmly held, but thorj i vory Utile doing. Girard sold at M; ISI wis bid for North America; l a! lor Philadelphia; i!) for Farmers' nnd Me. hanics' (old stock); 31 for Mo cliun'rs' ; M for Kensington ; I t lorl'ennTiwn ship ; 3'2 fur Manufacturers' and Mechanics' ; and .'o for Cily Hank. Coal Oil shares are in fair demand, nt about former rates, with sales of Irwin ut I O.J : MeClin tockatoiji Dciioiiioro nt Mi; McKlheuy ut Fgotrt 1 1; K.xeclsiorl-Cll; Mingo at 4 .1-10; F.Mo r.ttlo at Corn Planter at 7; und Walnut Island at '-'1. (ioid continue dull, but prices are steady; opening nt 'J.';;J ; advanced and sold at 2315 at 11 o'clock; -2 'Ali at Pi; nnd 214; at 1 V. M. Time Is very little deuisnd for M ny outside of tho banl.s, and tbe rates rem lilt about the same as last quoted. Loans on call arc otl'erod at fifr'H per cent, por annum. Prime puper con tinues verv searco, and quoted at 7if"j'J per eent. Secretary Fessendcn gives notice, of tho rcndlnoss of tho Treasury Department to redeem on pre sentation, by payment in lawful money or by conversion in'o bonds, us authorized by law, the Three-years' Trwsnry notes, bearing Interest at the rate of seven and three-tenths por cent., Issued uiu'cr the Act of July 17, Tsui. Interest will t ease on all such Treasury notes not so presented nftt r three months from this date, at whieh time, under the law, the light of couvcrsl m ceases. Holders, therefore, will govorn themselves ac coidingly. J'UII.ADI-.I THU HT.Jl'K KM I'll AN W. S M.BS.I1B0. ID. Uai rtiei bj (Jlsrknun Co., B-olfrs. No. lil S. Thltd Ht. lltlOItE llOAUDS. J"H .tiOll i r.. k an.l. uh W'nul Isi.in I. a t'ticnv Hun. 110 t7, tl'sH On sl'l 3 I0,1tl tl s Iilu 4 71 n ni, n b", a ... 0 sh llltit.arJ a .: ice si, pi,n s i'H,.i stg I'll.l lu '.''I ill I. 0 Ml Moneea Hi) '.' dv 7 "ii d" iii a , a u uo...... di'o 7 ttee .liltvAuiuif t,a, f UtsT n3A!;D. Hri0t'R5-?n ifo; )c0 .nv.m.lo 3 I 01' S II. ,l cmi.. ..Ili'l1, MUkii Koeiter lll,l sir n M jau, n,r l"'l sli lllaei II. 'h... 7 "- vtc;- 0 rmi f, a. , inn ,11 r ,rrt oum .,. 7 i'iii'a tlmini.f IN 1 LO: sb Witiil -id -.'; l.M! SH lrln Oil (!. 1 . -tl ll nM lllnk... 11 ill h Jleillieeek ... fit.. "I Ml I, -hl-h I' . ., 71 Jiumi IJi-tisuiurii,,,.; I '. Inn h I'nloiifnl I- "!'.. J'"' sli Siis.i. I'mi-iliiil t.-, aami Vci..it,ti.v oil.. iisimi ,io ,!.-, JiS'iH l-'shiTi I'll .... .'j Kll,, j r.),'g ti" .11 ll.'we's K lile. . l't l . .h Wvotuio.-t.'nl Tei V"il sn Vcimniiu tm. 1,1 1 .it) J10 in B .a .. M,...s4t ii iisli d 1 aisiic'auw prar.,., a; 1 .n n l.si.i.si.,1- ,, iu),u uj', M .bal law 4 a-. 11 " (juot.itltms "f Oo'd nt the 1'hl'adelphla Gold Fxcluiige, No. 31 S.TIiird sirott, second story: i a. m 'Ji.ii u m Ja 14 11 A. M o;,i ! ri .j aJ ' Market sternly. Di: IIavkk & Biio., No. 20 S. Third street, quote us follows i American Gold.... 214 a.pl American Silver, ij's nnd J's .. Dunes mid Half Diinos 214 .. Spanish Quarters '211 Penn. Ciureney ,j, jig. New York li.xehaniie 1-10 pttr. Cluotntiops of tho principal Coal Jmd Coal Oil ttuelio ut I o'clock to-tiny ; , !," 't-i Mi Atk. rul'on Conl ni n 1 rnnklln on i iv Urn n Mi. Coal... . 4 4'i tlovi! KMT Otl.s .. W N t'a liotn alo ..... 1 f, Irvlni. Oil .. 101 Nus t.-riik, 1-., fo,, 1,,-u! Oil... a .J ti'i lor llieif 1J11.1 .. Diinniiero a .. H'? t'llntiinl'tial 1 I1, llui. .lull i VA llutkr l'..l .. ,l .McKliiBiiy .. o5 Hw Aturs 7 i'.'im Viiilnit t'oie'.'Clicul ,, .. KHtstot.e Zin., .. Kxcelsiur Oil...... .. Ilia lank ,.. jiiiiuiL. uu. ....... n a. I O'm .Ina 3 S Naiiln.tellttlniii'itffr .11 lll'f a liiutijr.i s .. -ri Jul .story Kurto si a aj .:.mi itinotMl a li I tti rmriilitiui tjs'.u.. a,1; ririiiiur I U -1 4 'i IHJ - " 4 . r.Kimn Oil Ori-ek fl'i K I llcs.ro Island. .... m spin siiiaiiu on. :ki 4(1 Aiieiamny Jtiv.r.. t'l Is; Mci'luvncli tl'l... .. !x' I'.iri.i. in- I jniisvivuuisl'.i. riei.Aiint-riMit.. vl I'srryou S; S1,' ( uru I'l.nt ir 7 ' moral OH t'i i -.'l larr 'rm i'( ( kavslunc Oil 1 2', (lolnj iinu I!,- j VettioiM.Oli 11 .. I a. iiu-.l (ill ivtMk.s .. U'i Inlon rclro.BUMi ..a 4 2 '., ' IMiiiit B:nrar. . i 1 lli'a.iill till l , W.On it IsliaJ.... .. I1; Msiieia Oil .. 7 Kl.liirail .. 'i Ormi.lc Ol 1 V Vi ( U'rr lean 21 S(l The weekly averages of the old 11 inks of tin city of New York, ou Saturdiy, Djooiu'ier 10, lil, pie-ent, in tiio :o.'gre;.;ai3, tho l'olioiu rhangts from tho previous otuiolt of Daeam ber 3, lSl.1 : liu rease in Loans .$.1,107,312 Kecrcniscln Sjieelc 43J,;8'J lloeiciu-e inCreulatioti .'iiopi lncuase iu I'mlniwn Deiio-.iw S.-jliSill lnelmling the Clearing Ho ase ooer iti nis ot the wetk.wbieh sho.v tho iu'aer-oxehan tes Oetun tho Hanks, iiieludiug also the Suo- Treasury li.il mice at the elicc of Hie week. Tho following isth penoisl comparison with Hie provmus ex libit, end hUo with tho movement this time hut sea son : 1 c v.". ! !. in.,, in.isei. ims. 1. intt. Cupttal.....' -'.::; ."."s f', ;-r, ".: s .... hi ; 1 ,-i ,'hs ,. no ant iiiisid re, le-i c ivc 21;, 1 at jo,;.a.ii,s ja.cs.sni I .rei 1..: I iii C liai,'.77 .l.-'i'll. IT J a,6tiU' nr.... IM'-'.I',.. . 3tCi 71s ii'.'a J.M7aiH17 a-ii,o-l7.lfcj F., Imiiyi.. '.'.,(1 Ji'ls I'eslltsl Hl.n.l.ill.i I ii tnissn 1 ie.nl . era.-, luMi'it. eit l 'iiitj,i:ii lutt'C'-'iit.iMii.v.. ut liiaejij aa,ags,7s; 4i,i.i;,i'i 1 vn:sT mvAK imlllicekie. S' im'i'p f. (ilti-.m. r.f.wcii, N-r Vrk. W. .1, Tv'or40 Itui' i in- Mt aro. A .-ntnu-'i-, HubIoii, ymf.'lri A ( ird t. I iii hi ni 'onli'll i U'liitris. MiiiHciiU'i, Wo. kniM ,v. I ' lii'ir t.dti.v. hniliit. .Vic urletiin K A. -Hint. It A Co. IIP H V. M-'.-ri. k, No.'-.liJn, Kf Went, iJu mhiii. r.rl . V. snmrt, Jtcnii-oii. s 'tr Orl. inn. J, K. Ita '.icrtO H' r X- MIIm.'h. tponiftm. HcAnfort, l. H mouoh V Hihr .ut'un tu ilie huniitto.rHoii, V rt ICcy, Cutlu. H',!Vf.r THIS uokminm. H. -)t H. R. Ihhu, v'ff.ai', 4 iltiyn f, oiu Vow Vor h. In bai'aoi i 'iirinari ) ftlt-u'luini , iv br Maim on, I'wftfti o Uits (torn. Kortret Utiaro., la Qwptniltee nf the W.iitutevMn KrrhAn') I. i.nKit. li'c.riihtir M lli-.k Iit tao (Jii-vor, (rm Ki y Utii lor i'liiliittL-liiliiHi l.lncMfi, cbn f.n' tw 'iV), lim na A uiu. Win. Curl- t'iO. J A 'nf, n, Kh Cf.ir I'liilwtiPljplitft), ft'iJ KfMi'lri.'k, witn k'mi it it ty mluir Vfi-rscJ-t. iieiniiii'iJ i'V tti fiu iuid tt VtUi nut h wiiid, wiirn mi Kit' UM-nkwu'tr lin-t Hfoii iu. A Urye ''!. iM',' I Ihe Miiriruiia. iioui Sew nrk, paHaeU up tbe b? at tvntu yt-ttTiTilUY. TilO Hi'llIlUT JaUICii, Uf 1HT yrk, AUi uihcrt- on lite imiut it (.'aftti UtuUiptii. lt oltttH. Vouit, Aa., aajjhin AIambaia.