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The News.

We have official advices from General Grant to Sunday evening. On Saturday the enemy made a fierce attack upon the three corps of Hancock, Wright and Smith, but were everywhere repulsed. Hancock holds a position within 40 yards of the rebel works. There has been considerable fighting nearly every day, but no general engagement, nor anything decisive. The rebels have established a force east of Bottom's Bridge, across the Chickahominy.

Advices from Sherman say that on the 27th the rebels attacked McPherson's line in heavy force, but all their assaults were successfully repulsed. Our loss was about 5,000. Sherman continues his operations with apparently unvarying success.

Part of Butler's forces had a brush with the enemy on Thursday, the 2d inst., in which "our loss was heavy, but that of the enemy," of course, "much heavier."

A dispatch from Rolls, Mo., says the stories about guerrilla outrages upon refugees are untrue.

The political news of the day is that Fremont has resigned his commission in the army, and accepted the Cleveland nomination, in a characteristic letter, which will be found in our telegraphic column. He says that if a lover of the constitution, and a man who had the interests of the country really at heart, were to be nominated at Baltimore, he should feel it his duty to support him; but the re-election of Lincoln would be fatal to the nation. He resigns his place in the army that he may obtain liberty of speech. The campaign is now open. Gen. Cochrane accepts the nomination for vice-president.

With all these, gold is 194.