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We have received Northern dates of Saturday, he 4th instant. Gold has started up again. It went up on Friday to 238½, and closed at 230¼.

The news is chiefly about the Presidential election, which takes place to-day. It would seem that, in New York, some trouble is expected; and, in anticipation, General Butler has arrived there with orders "to report to General Dix" The Pennsylvania brigade, Colonel Bassett, had been sent from Sheridan's army to Philadelphia to be used, it is supposed, in New York city. Butler, according to the Washington Chronicle, "will be stationed in New York for the present, thus rendering assurance doubly sure that the traitors of that great emporium, now so infested with the enemies of the Union, will be checkmated and treated just as they deserve to be. The New York Metropolitan Record calls on Governor Seymour "to bring out the whole militia of the State, armed, and as fully prepared as if they were, on election day, called to do battle for the freedom of their follow-citizens of the great State of New York. Our advice to the Democracy is to arm and organize. The Governor may soon require their services. We are on the eve of a revolution," &c., &c. Everything points to a riot, if the Democrats only have pluck. A telegram from Washington, dated the 4th, gives the following about election matters there:

"Governor Dennison, Postmaster-General, has gone to Ohio to vote; Secretary Welles and Chief Clerk Faxon left to-night for Connecticut, and Secretary Seward and Assistant Secretary Frederick Seward left for New York. Not less than thirty thousand soldiers, clerks and employees of different kinds, have gone home to vote, and there is not left enough clerical force to run any bureau or department here. Colonel Thomas R. Scott, of the Pennsylvania railroad, led of in arrangements to carry home voters at a quarter of a cent per mile, gaining Mr. Lincoln twenty thousand votes, thus enabling every one to go any distance at nearly a nominal cost. Two extra trains left here to-day with votes, and last night nearly fifteen hundred were left for want of cars.

"Captain Camp, assistant quartermaster here, who has had charges of renting buildings for Government use since the war broke out, was summarily sent to the field for refusing his clerks proper facilities to go home to vote, he declaring that he would not have polities mixed up with his office.--Twenty-one clerks of Colonel Tompkins, another quartermaster, were summarily dismissed by the Secretary of War for being Copperheads; and it is rumored that he too will be sent to the front.

"It is said that a large proportion of regular officers on duty here are for McClellan, and profess to be neutral, and at the same time do all in their power to keep Mr. Lincoln's friends from going home to vote. It is known, however, that there will be a general shaking up of the dry bones among the departments here after the election."

--A Democratic meeting was held, or rather going to be held, in Baltimore on Friday night, when the Abolitionists rushed in, and dispersed it, with cheers for Lincoln and Johnson, turning the audience out of doors. Rather a had opening for "free" Maryland.

--A perfect avalanche of new Confederate "pirates" has descended on the Yankee shipping.--The New York Past contains the following:

‘ "Another rebel privateer, the new steamer Chickamauga, escaped from Wilmington on the 27th of October, and is now off our coast capturing and burning American ships. Her commander to Lieutenant Willinson, of the Confederate navy. --This new privateer is a steamer, painted par-green; fore-and-aft- schooner-rigged, masts chart without top-masts, and with two smokestacks. She carries an armament of three guns. one 32-pounder and the 24's, and is manned by a crew of one hundred and fifty men. Her officers say that she ran out from Wilmington, North Carolina, on the night of the ultimo, together with one other armed steamer."

’ The crews of the ships Shooting Star, of New York; Mark W. Potter, of Bangor; and Emma W. Hall, of New York; all arrived in New York on Friday, their vessels having been burnt by the Chickamauga. On the same day, the crews of the back Therese, of Baltimore; schooners A. J. Bird, of Rockland; E. F. Lewis, of Portland; and Antelope, from Matanras, arrived in New York, their vessels having been burnt by the Confederate cruiser Olustee, Lieutenant Ward, of the Confederate States navy, commanding. Of this vessel the telegram says:

‘ "The Olustee is an iron screw steamer, of slave hundred sons burden, schooner rigged, two smokestacks, two screws, and very fast, painted white she ran out of Wilmington on the night of the In passing the blockaders, she received a shot in ho bow, which went through her. Several of the in conversation with the crew, learned that there were four steamers of the same cities on the coast; fall out of Wilmington, and English built."

’ The Tallahassee had not been heard from for a day or two.

--The latest from Hood and Forrest is contained in the following telegram, dated at St. Louis, October 4th

"The gunboat Undine, one of the poorest of her class, was captured by the rebels at Fort Harrison in the Tennessee river, on Sunday. Twenty days afters from Fort Herman reached Paducah on Monday. They report that Forrest, Buford, Chalmare and Bell were concentrating there. They have fourteen pieces of cannon, besides the armament of the gunboat Undine.

"Orders from Hood and Forrest had been read to the troops, saying that Hood was marching north, and would cross the Tennessee river at Bridgeport, while Forrest attacked Johnsonville. "

--It appears from the following telegram from Louisville that our cavalry is operating between Louisville and Nashville:

"The Journal says a gang of guervilles made an attack on the Louisville and Nashville railroad yesterday, striking it at Cave City. Several negro soldiers were captured and killed. The scoundrels after the perpetration of this outrage, retreated from the road in great haste."

--The Federals are hurrying away from Price to attend to Hood. A dispatch from St. Louis, dated the 4th, says:

‘ "General Rosecrans and A. J. Smith arrived last night, Smith's infantry moving east ward, one column on the north side and the other on the south side of the Missouri river, with instructions to clear the country of guerrillas. Advices from the Upper Missouri say that General Sully and his companies are at Sioux City."

’ (And the following for an election card.)

"A private dispatch from Springfield, Missouri, says our troops whipped Price again at Newton country, Missouri, date not given. We now hold the town, and the rebels are retreating into Arkansas.

"Major-General Marmaduke, Brigadier-General Cabel, and four rebel colonels, captured by General Pleasanton at the battle at Osage, left here yesterday for Johnson's island. From six to eight inches of snow fell here yesterday,"

--A party of McNeal's cavalry caught a New York cavalry detachment napping, about fifteen miles from Cumberland, Maryland, on Tuesday morning, and killed three and wounded several; they took the remainder prisoners. This is presumed to be the same party that made the raid near Grafton.

The Alexandria (Virginia) Gazette has suspended owing to Mr. Snowden, the proprietor, being among those of the southern sympathizers detailed by the Yankees as a safeguard on the Orange and Alexandria railroad.

It is announced that Mr. R. Ten Broock, the American horse jockey of England, is about to retire from the turf. His horses are advertised for sale in one lot.

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