Federal gun-boats chased — capture of a lumber vessel, &c.
Memphis, Dec. 3.
--On Sunday last several Federal gun-boats came in sight of Columbus, Ky.
, and five of the Confederate
gun-boats chased them several miles.
No capture was effected.
The Confederate steamer Grampus
captured on Friday a lumber boat near Bird's Point
, which had on board 175,000 feet of lumber.
The Federals have sent twelve boats loads with troops from Paducah
to St. Louis