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Northern papers of the evening of the 24th give some further (Yankee) intelligence.

Gold declined in New York on the 24th to 200.


The pursuit of General Early--the latest report from Sheridan.

The Baltimore American of Saturday evening contains an account of General treat from Fisher's Hill on Thursday. The

After much manæuvering, General , which distinguished before Winchester, right on North by a magnificent and driving in the greatest confusion. The Sixth and corps at the same time attacked the enemy in front, and their whole line was broken up, in the greatest confusion. Nothing but the approach of darkness — the attack having been made late in the afternoon — prevented the entire destruction of Early's army.

We captured sixteen pieces of a great many caissons, artillery horses, and, it is presumed, a large number of prisoners, a General Sheridan, at the time of his dispatch, did not knew how many. General Sheridan, who knew how to improve a victory, was pushing forward after the enemy, and had also sent two divisions of cavalry down the Luray Valley to intercept the retreat of the enemy. Much is expected from this vigorous pursuit.

The following is the latest dispatch from-Sheridan:

Headquarters Middle Division,
Woodstock, Va., September 23, 8 A. M.

Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, City Point:
I cannot, as yet, give any definite account of the results of the battle of yesterday. Our loss will be light. General Crook struck the left flank of the enemy, doubled it up, advancing down along their lines. General Rickett's division of the Sixth army corps swung in and joined General and Wheaton's divisions, taking up the same movement, followed by the whole line, and attacking — beautifully carrying — the works of the enemy. The rebels threw down their arms and fled in the greatest confusion, abandoning most of their artillery.

It was dark before the battle ended. I pursued on after the enemy during the night to this point with the Sixth and Ninth corps, and have stopped here to rest the men and issue rations.

If General Torbert has pushed down the Luray Valley, according to my directions, he will achieve great results. I do not think that there ever was an army so badly routed. The Valley soldiers are hiding away and going to their homes.

I cannot give you any estimate of prisoners. I pushed on, regardless of everything. The number of pieces of artillery reported captured is sixteen.

[Signed] P. H. Sheridan,
Major-General.

Free speech illustrated.

The Boston Journal, a rabid Lincoln sheet, says:

‘ At the recent Union meeting in Fauteuil Hall the Democratic Club of this city furnished a large delegation, who called for cheers for McClellan with impunity and without molestation from the police.--Mr. Boutwell offered to yield a portion of his time to any one who would attempt to refute his argument from the platform. This is the Union idea of free speech. At the Democratic meeting Saturday evening, one of the audience in the gallery called for cheers for the President, and at once hundreds of those present, and among them, not unlikely, those who shouted for McClellan at the previous meeting, rushed with demoniac howis to "wipe out" the intruder. The speech of Judge Abbot was suspended five minutes, until the police, who exhibited remarkable vigilance on this occasion, had tumbled the young man down stairs in a very brutal manner. He was passed down the back stairs, receiving cuffs and kicks from one of the vice-presidents of the meeting as he crossed the platform on the way. This is the Democratic idea of free speech.


The raid on the Rapid Ann.

The raid by the Federal cavalry on the Rapid Ann, in which the railroad bridge over that stream was destroyed, was performed by four hundred cavalry, under command of Colonel Luzelle, Sixteenth New York cavalry, sent out by General Augur. The movement was ordered in reference to the impending battle between Sheridan and Early's forces.--The expedition was successful in the destruction of the railroad bridge, and also the Liberty Mills, about six miles above the Orange and Alexandria railroad, and four thousand barrels of flour, with considerable other property.

About four hundred mules were captured, but on the return of the party they encountered a greatly superior force of Early's cavalry, with whom they had a smart engagement, losing twenty-three killed and wounded and the mules they had captured.--The main object of the expedition, say the Yankee papers, was successfully accomplished.


From New Orleans — Later from Mexico.

New Orleans advices to the 16th, via Cairo on the 23d, have been received. There is nothing new from Mobile.

Colonel Day, of the Ninety-first Illinois, commanded the Federal troops at Brazos.

It is rumored in military circles that General Banks leaves this department next week. He is now more popular with the Free-State party than ever before.

The transport Alabama has just arrived from the Brazos with the intelligence that another fight had occurred at Bagdad between the French and Cortinas.

A private letter, written the night before the transport sailed, says: ‘"The fight is now progressing. Artillery is being used on both sides. The French marines are good gunners, and are entrenched. The result is purely conjectural."’


The Gold market.

The following telegrams are from the Baltimore American of Saturday afternoon:

‘ New York, September 24.--Gold has had a decided downward tendency this morning. From 212 it soon fell to 210, then to 207, and at half-past 12 o'clock was offered at 226, with a still downward tendency.

One o'clock.--Gold has further declined to 205 under the influence of the news from Sheridan.

One and-a-half o'clock P. M.--Gold has still further declined to 200, and is still coming down.


Withdrawal of Fremont.

Fremont has written a letter withdrawing from the canvass for the Presidency for the sake of unity among those opposed to slavery. In it he says:

‘ The Chicago platform is simply separation. General McClellan's letter of acceptance is re- establishment with slavery. The Republican candidate, on the contrary, is pledged to the re- establishment of the Union without slavery; and, however hesitating his policy may be, the pressure of his party will, we may hope, force him to it. Between these issues, I think no man of the liberal party can remain in doubt; and I believe I am consistent with my antecedents in withdrawing, not to aid in the triumph of Mr. Lincoln, but to do my part towards preventing the election of the Democratic candidate.

In respect to Mr. Lincoln, I continue to hold exactly the sentiments contained in my letter of acceptance. I consider that his administration has been, politically, militarily and financially, a failure, and that its necessary continuance is a cause of regret for the country.

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