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BEDFORD, Pa. Friday Morning, Feb 14, I§&'^ "FEARLESS AND FREE." 0. OVER.—Editor and Proprietor. PRI2VTIIVO OFFICE FOR SALE. As t*ie editor aud proprietor of this paper is anxious to settle up his business, running oxer a period of twelve years, he will sell the presses, types, eood will, &c., of the establishment, on .reasonable terms. The BEDFORD INQUIRER PRINTING OFFICE is one of the best, paying country establishmerts in the State, as there are only two papers published in the County, and a'l official and orphans' court ad vertising, is published by aGt of assembly, in both pjpers. The rates for advertising and. job work, are as high as in any part of the State. There are a large quantity of news type, nearly enough for two papers the size of this, and a splendid lot of joh type, neatly new. This is a rare chance for one or two persons who wish to engage in a good, profitable business.— Apply immediately. The Democrat-' held a mooting on Monday night, in the Court House. It appears to bo tbo determination of tfocno of tbe leaders of that party to place pMty abow their country— but we are glad to state that tbe meeting was very slimly attended—the benches beifg near ly empty—although the town was crowded with people—showioc that the mass of that . party care more for country now thsn they do for party. WheD we went in to tbe Court House, John Cessna, Esq , was speaking, He attempted to defend bis course in the rocent contest for a seat iu the Hcu.o of Representa tives, but be failed, we thiuk, to convince tbe people that be was right. He did not explain why be accepted the nomination from the Dc* mocratio party of tLc two Counties of Bedford and Somerset, why he had bis tickets printed with Lavan's name on them in both, or why he electioneered in both counties! Surely after doing all this, he could not have believed the district to be unconstitutional. Mr. Cessna stated tLat be new holds the same opinions on the great questions of the day that he has here tofore. We believe that on the great Uuion question he aets from patriotic motives. Maj. S. 11. Tate made a speech; well, it was a speech as is a speech; such as ho always makes! He was for the war and against it; for the President and against kirn: said all the Generals in tho army were Democrats; and that the President was becoming a Democrat also, and that he had two Demoorats in his cabinet. He was particularly severe on bis brother Democrats in the South who, be said, "went cut of the Union and left the Democra cy of the North in tho hands of a set of d—d infernal scoundrels," This was applied to Re publicans. We suppose our Republican friends wll remember this when he comes around again craving their votes. He also stated that the war was brought about by the Republicans wbeu evcrv sane man knows that had it not been for tbo imbecile Democratic administra tion of James Buchanan we would not now be engaged "ID this infernal slaveholder's rebellion. He was followed by oar old friend, Mj. Jacob Cresswell of Huntingdon co unty, who avowed somo pretty good Union sentiments, along with much bitterness against tbe Republicans. Ho was particularly severe on tbe thieving horso contractors, &e., who cheat the government.— We agroe with him aud would like te see ev ery scoundrel who would cheat the ment in its present extremity, la bo Republi can or Democrat, bung as Ljgb as Hainan.— Our youug friend, John Palmer, Esq., whose sympathies are enlisted in favor of tho ene mies ot bis country, followed up tbe rear in a speech of about three minutes, to empty bench es. • He tried to equal the beautiful American Eagle, Allegheny and Rocky Mountains, Nor thern Lakes, Southern Gulf, Atlantic and Pa cific Oceans, and Boundless Continent Pero ration of Maj. Tate, but he nwet give way to the Major. Mr. Palmer is too young to at tempt to aspire to that class of Oratory that has rendered tho Major famous, if not immor tal ! It won't do, Johnny, you're too young ! Win. P. Scbell, Esq., read tho resolutions— which were like the speeches—milk and water —for tbe Union and against it. DEATH OP A SOLDIER.— Seigt. ALEXAN DER CROFT, who was on furlough, on bis way home, died in this place, at th'e Bedford Hotel, on Wednesday the sth inst., after an illness of abcut 2A hours. Ilia disease was brain fever. Scrgt. Croft was from Middle Woodberry Tp., and was a member of Capt. Hrisbin's company. Wo koew him well. He was brave, generous, and a good citizen. Requiescat in pace. THE NEW JUDGE. Court has been in session during the pres- j ent week. Our new Judge, Uou. James Nill, j presided, and we are bappy to say that be gives : general satisfaction. We bavo oniy beard one ! opinion in reference to him, aud that is, that ho mikes a geod Judge. We have not seen eo many people present at a oocrt in our p.'a:es, for a IcDg time, as there were this week. I GLORIOUS NEWS: Another Great Victory. 1 We bare received a telegraphic acooont of I a great victory. The news conies through I rtbei sources. After three days fighting, wo have taken Roanoke Island. Four hundred rebels are killed, abont 1000 wounded, and twenty.five hundred arc taken prisoners. O.Jennings' Wise is bsdlywounded, and it is thought hjs father is killed. The enemy report our loss in killed and wounded as equal to tbeir own. f This is no doubt an exaggeration. All tho ene ! my's ships, arms, &3. have been taken. We- also hear of another gallant exploit on the Tennessee river. In addition to the tak> itsg of Fort Henry, *e have taken two or tbree of tbeir gunboats, and thfey bad to burn some four or five to keep them from falling into our bands. Thank God! The woik goes bravely OD. LETTERS FROM OUR SOLDIERS. CAHJ PIERPONT, VA. MR. EDITOR: Dear Sir: —W'e are glad to learn that old Bedford County bas furnished so many companies for the three years service, and so nobly given many of her young men to the country in the hour of need, to battle for oar civil and religious 1 Lrrtiee, the union of the States, the Constitution and Laws as they were bequeathed us by the Patriot Sires of '76, and wo pray Heaven she may have her roward in seeing rebellion soon crushed The union restored, and every section, every State united io CDO eternal brotherhood, never again to be broken or rent. Then shall trea son hide its accursed head in the dost, and our own native Eagle shall rise, and, soaring high in the heavens, flip bis broad wings for joy, and bear messages of freedom, peace, and good will, from tha Northern lakes to the Southern gulph, and from the Atlantic to the .Pacific, and all nations of the earth shall do us £onfl r , and call us thrice blessed. Jj e f o je this shall be accomplished, Slavery, i the corner stotf of the Southern Aristocracy, may, and we wiß have to be blotted, as a curse, from our iL the 0. S. A., with all the boasted poWOiV 0- t* lo t ottorx King, ■and God, made ouc Va.tt wjldcrnes9. But then, and uot till then, shall Bedford s sons return to honor her, as Bii? ha? honored her country in the trying hour. In the mean time we pledge ourselves she shall no cause to mourn her children's shame, or biC* for them in the day of battle; yet wo are sor ry sbe still bas some young men at home, who could well join U9 iD tho struggle. There are vet, however, young men needed to fill up the different companies, aud they may yet win tho esteem of good and loyal men by joining heart and band with us. Now for our company, formerly known ns the "Hopewell Riffes," but now Company F. f Bth Regiment, P. V., and attached to the Ist or Gen. Reynolds* brigade. It is, doubtless, well know to mo-t of your readers that wo went into Camp Wilkias, at Pittsburgh, June 11, 1861, in which we remained, an a camp of instruction, until, at a eall from the Presi dent, July Ist, we moved for Washington, and have eiuce changed station three times, doiug in the mean timo much, and probably impor tant labor, 6ueh as picket duty, working on fortifications, &c., but no fighting, at which the men have murmured not a little. VVe arc now encamped near tbo Washington and Leesburg road, 8 miles from Washington, and 12 froru Dianesvilla, in the direction of which we make all eur scouting and foraging expeditions, we have several times penetrated the enemy's lines, driving in their pickets, and onoe advanced beyond Dranesvitie, bat though these excursions always pay well, in Secesh corn, hay. oats, &J., we have never been fortunate or unfortunate enough to meet tho enemy in battle. They don't seem to like this. Tbey say "thoy came to fight and they want to Oo it," but they begiu to think the rebels know the country, and understand run ning too well to meet us this side of Manas sas, Centrcviile, or Leesburg. The tim 3 for us to advance there seems in the minds of the rulers to be not yet. God grant them wisdom to know. la camp we Lave but little now to do save guard duty. Tho ground, owing to tbo late heavy rains, bciDg so soft acci muddy that drilling is almost impossible. We spend our time mostly iu the teots reading, writing, so cial conversation, &0., or wheu the weather will permit in out door athletic exercise, and in this we practice all the games ingenuity can invent or recollection bring to mind, including foot racing, jumping, foot-ball, boxiog, &o. In the use of the gloves, sometimes a knock down or a bloody nose is given and received, but cveu this passes off pleasantly, no oße presuming to get angry, or at least not to show it, for in this case La would bo severely hooted at and bepome the butt of the compa ny, Dot a desirable position. A great many dry and some practical jokes are also practic ed. They also pass off pleasantly. We have not had a fight in the company since coming to camp, which 1 venture there are few compa nies in the Brigade can say.. We have lost 4 members by disease, but the the health of tho men is now good, but one man being in tho hospital, and he is getting well. Reading matter is devoured with avidi ty. Thousands of newspapers are daily sold in the camps, and.there is but lit tie danger of the army becoming deficient in general intelli gence so essentia! to a Republican people. Tuis is already extended to a much greater length than we had intended, s& with best wishes to ail our friends wo will close. Yours, &c., J. CLEAVER. Wo Lave received a letter from Mr. Joseph Fisher of East Providence Township, dated at Ump Wood, Ky., Feb. 3, iust., in which he states that the Company from Fulton County, commanded by Capt. Wisbart, of which Mr. Fisher and several others from this County are members, is at present enjoying excellent health. Ibis Company, now Company F, is attached to Col. Siaumbwigh's 77th Keg. Pa. Vol., and forms part of Gen. Negley's Brigade. The boys ere in fine spirits and aro anxious •for a fight., in which wo beliovo they will ac quit themselves in such way as to bring no dis credit to their native Stnto. We are sorry we are cot able to publish lie letter entire. EEBFOEB imUIEIE. GLORIOUS VICTORY IN TEN NESSEE. COM, FOOTE'S OFFICIAL REPORT. WAS HINGTON, Feb. 7.—Secretary Welles has re#eived tbe following despatch: U. 8, FLAG SHIP CINCINNATI, I OFF FORT HENRT, TENNESSEE RIVER, i February 6tb, 1862. ) The guD-boatu under my command, the Es sex, Commander Porter; the Carondelet, Com mander Walker; tbo Cincinnati, Commander Stembel; the St. Louis, Lieutenant Command ing Paulding; the Conestoga, Lieutenant-Cora nianding Gwiuo, and the Lexington, Lieoten* ant-Commanding Shirk, after a severe rapid fire of ono hour and a quarter, h\M captured Fort Henry, and have taken Briga dier-Gen. Lloyd Tilgbman and bis staff with sixty men as prisoners. The surrender to the gun-boats was uncondi tional, as we kept an open fire upon them un til their flag was struck. In half an hour af ter the surrender I banded the fort and prison ers over to Gen. Grant, commanding tbe army, on his arrival at the fort in force. The gun-boat Essex had ash ot in her boil ers, and, after fighting most effectively for two thirds of the action, was obliged to draw down tbe river, as I hear several of her men were soalded to death, ineludiug the two pilots. She with the othor gun boats, tfficers and men, fought with the greatest gallantly. The Cincinnati received tbirty-one shots, and had one man killed and eight wounded in cluding two seiiously. Tbe fort, with twenty guns and seventeen mortars, was defended by Gen. Tilgbman with the most determined gallantry. 1 will write as soon as possible, 1 have sent Lieut. Commanding Pbclps and three gun-boats after tbe rebel gnn-boats. (Signed) A. H. FOOTE, Flag Officer. Full and Interesting Particulars. CINCINNATI, Feb. 7.—The Cairo correspon pondenco of the Gazette and Commercial of this oity gives the following account of the bombardment and capture of Fort Henry : Yesterday, at 12. 36 P. M.,the guiuboats Cin cinnati, St. Louis, Carondelet and Essex—the Tyler, Conestago and Lexington bring np the rear—advanced against tbe rebel works, going to the right of the Painter Creek Islan, imme diately above which, on tbe east shore of tbo | river, stand the fortifications. Keeping out of raDge till at tbo bead of the Island, and, within a mile of the enemy, and passing the la land in full view of the rebel guns, wo stead ily advanced. Every man was at his quarters and ev'ry was rained to watch - the Flag Officer's h.'g a4 ' f° r tlie commencement of the action Our lino of was, on tbe left, the St. Louis, next iho next the Cincin nati (for the time being r^' 6 tt-fi;-ship, and hav ing on board Flag-Officer A. A. boote), and next the Essex. W'c advanced in line, the CiociDnv t ' as length ahead, wheD st 12. 3(1 the CtnC' DDi '* opened iho ball, and immediately the tbree eoiupanying boats followed suit. The enemy were not backward, bat gave an admirable re sponse. The fight raged furiously for a half hoar.— We steadily advanced, receiving and returning storms if shot and shell, when, getting within tbree hnndred yards of the enemy's works, we cams to a stand and poured into them right and lefi. In the mean time, the Essex had been disa bled and drifted away from the scene of action leaviug the Cincinnati, Carondelot and St. Lruiß alone engaged. At precisely forty unnutes past 1 o'clock the enemy struck his colors, and such cheering, sucb wild excitement as seized the tLroats, arms and caps of tho four or five hundred sailors of the gansboats, can be imagined. After the surrender, which was made to Fiag Gffiser Poote by General Lloyd Tilgh* man, who defended bis fort in the most deter* mined manner, we found that the rebel Infant ry, who were encomped outside the fort and numbered 4,000 or 5,000, bad cut and rap, leaving the rebel Artillery Company in com* mand of the fort. The fort mounted seventeen guns, mostly tuirty-two and thirty-four pounders, including a magnificient ten-inch columbiad. Our shots dismounted two of their guns, driving the ene my into tbe embrasures. One of their rifled 32-pouoders burst during tbe engagement, woundiDg one of their gunners. The rebels claim to have bad but eleven ef fective guns, worked by fifty four men, beir.g the number, all told, of our prisenors. Tboy lost five killed aDd ten badly wounded. Tho iofantry then left everything in their flight, and a vast deal of plunder has fallen into our hands, including a large and valua ble quantity of ordauce stores. Gen. Tilghmin is disheartened. He thinks the disaster i 9 one of the most damaging blows of the war. In surrendering to Flag Officer Footo, the rebel General, remarked: "I am glad to surrender to so gallant an officer." Flag Offieer Footo replied: "You do per fectly right, Bir, in surrendering; but you should havo blowa my boats out of tbe water before I would have surrendered to you." ID the engagement the Cincinnati was in tbe lead, and tbe Flag Offioer's flying pennant was the chief mark. Flag Officer Foote and Cap tain Btsmb]e crowded her defiantly into tbe teeth of she enemy's guns. She received 31 shots, some of them going completely through her. The Essex was badly crippled. When about half through the fight, and while crowd ing steadily against the enemy, a ball went into ber port side, in the forward port, pass iog through the heavy bulkhead and squarely through ono of her boilors. Tho osoaping steam scalded and killed several of the crew. Captain Porter, bis aid, 8. P. Brittan, Jr., and Paymaster Lewis were standing in the di rect line of tho ball's passago. Brittan being in the centre of tbe group. The shot struck Brittan on the top of his hoad, scattering his brains in every direction. Tbe escaping steam poured into the pilo:-house and instantly kill ed Messrs. Ford and Brido, the pilots. Mauy of tho soldiers, at tho ruih of tbe steam jump ed overboard and were drowned. Tbe Essex did good service fccforo sho was disabled, her guns being skilfully handled by , her gunner. Matt. Snyder, of Philadelphia.— Sbo bad six seaman killed, and two officers and seventeen men wounded, and five missing. The Cincinnati bad one killed and six woun ded. There were no casualties on the St. Louis or Carondelet, though tbe shot and -shell fell 1 upon tbem like rain. Tho St. Louis was oommanded by Oaptaio Leonard Paulding, wbo stood upon tbe gun boat end fought the guns to the last. Not a man flinched, and with cheer upon oheer they sent shot and shell among tbe enemy. PADUCAII, Ky, Feb. 7 General Smith on the west, and General Grant on the east side of the river, are pursuing the retreating rebe Is. It is reported and credited by some of our officers, that tbe rebel troops from Fort Henry were not true to the rebel cause, but took ad vantage of the opportunity offered.by the at tack to run away from a fight that was distaste ful to them. Fort Donaldson to be Attacked. LOUISVILLE, Feb. 7.— A despatch fromGco. Halleok to General Buell this evening, says: "We have taken Fort Henry. Tho enemy has retreated on Paris, leaving a part of his guns. Oor cavalry are in pursuit of him. "Geoeral Grant will attack Fort Donaldson to-morrow. LOUISVILLE, Feb. 7. —Three large steamers the Ben. J. Adams, E. H. Fairchilds, end Battle, left here for the Cumberland aDd Ten nessco r'vers this evening. All ip quiet along the line of tbe Louisville and Nashvillo Railroad. ASTOUNDING INTELLIGENCE, SUPPOSED TREASON IN A HIGH PL-ICE. Arrest of Brigadier Gen. Stone Tbe following paragraph appears in tbe j\attonal Intelligencer of this morning, re ceived just before we put our second edition to press: "Brigadier General Stone was arrested at tbe residence of his family iD this oity on Sat urday night at midnight, and kept under guard until yesterday afternoon, when he was seut off by the cars to Fort Lafayette in custody of an effieer." We heard rumors of this early this morning, and it was positively stated that tbe prisoner passed through this city last night; out the report was denied in some quarters with equal positiveness. All efforts to obtain information by tele graph, either from New York or Washington, tailed, and it is presumed that the Govern ment had forbidden the transmission of tbe news. The paragraph in tbe Intelligencer, however, removes all doubt. Whether the arrest is for treason or mere ly for a military offence, we have no means of knowing. But the consignment of tbo prisoner to Fort Lafayette makes it presuma ble that he is suspected of treason. Gen. Charles P. Stone was the officer in chief command at the Ball's Bluff affiir, and has been held, by unny, as responsible for l!>at disaster, lie is front Massachusetts, and from West Foiot in 1845. He served w'.'tb distinction in the Mexican war.— (n 185b, wniO a brevet captain in tbe Ord nance corps, be resigned bis commission. List Spring t* commissioned as a Col oual, and, in the thrt.e months campaign, had command of the corp* tU'at marched from Washington up the Potomt.' e - Lately ho bas had oooituiuid of a large division trt tbe same region. Gpn. Stone is a fine officer. His Joya.'ty was formerly regarded as above suspicion; b ut lately there have been sinister rumors affect ing him. If these" rumors are true, Ameri can history has bad no such examplo of trea son since the tirno of Benedict Arnold. Too following, in rcferenoa to tbis affair, is from the Washington National Republtcen, of this morniog: "Our readers will bo moro gratified than Eurprised, to iearu that Gen. Stone has been arrested, and is now on bis way to Fort Lafay ette, having left Washington in the five o'clock traiu last evening. The immediate oauso of Stono's arrest is not yet publioly known, but those who have hatched his course from the beginning, will bo at no loss to account for it. The sins of Bali's Bluff are yet to be atoned for, and wheD tbey are, the blood of the gal lant Baker oan never be washed from bis skirts. Wo begin to hope for our country; a few more arrests like this, and we may be safe." We arc told, this afternoou, that a police officer on duty at the Baltimore Depot, last night, learned from an officer that treasonable correspondence with the rebels had boon found among Gen. Stone's papers. LATER NEWS FROM EUROPE HALAFAX, Feb. 10.—The steamship Amer ioa has arrived, with Liverpool dates to the 25th alt. and by telegraph to the 26'h. The cotton market on the 25th was quiet and unchanged, with sales of 5,000 bales, in cluding 2,000 bales to secculators and export ers. Breadetuffs are dull, with a downward ten dency. LONDON, Jan. 25.—Consols 92F a 92$ . THE LATEST NEWS LONDON, Jao. 26. There are vague ru mors that the Emperor Nvpoleon has notified tho British Government that he will shortly officially demand its joint action in raising tho blockade of the Southern ports of the United States; and if this oo operation is refused, that he will proceed to take the initiative step alone- The London Times continues to urge Eng. land not to interfere with tho American diffi culties, saying the nation can afford to wait for the result, which cannot be far distant. The pirate Sumter is represented to have been seon cruising off Genoa. The ROY. Jlr. Groves of Nashville has sent Jeff Davis a bible,"as a specimen of Southern wirkai'iisbip. In acknowledging the present Jeff says: "If I live to be inaugurated tbe first President of the Confederacy, on tbe 22d of Feb. next, mv hps shall press tho sacrod volume which yoar kindness has bestowed up on me." FROM TIIE UPPER POTOMIC. lIGBEL TREACHERY REVEXGED. A FLAG OF TRUCE DISGRACED. THE TORCH AGAIN APPLIED TO HAR PER'S FERRY. SAHDY HOOK, Md.,Feb. I.—This morning. Capt. Baylor and three of his men (rebels) concealed themselves behind a stone wall just,above Harper's Kerry bridgo, while a black man, (or a white ruan painted to repiefient a negro,) by displaying a flig of trnce, induced a loyal Virginian to go over.— When nearly across, Baylor and two others firod at and kilted the ferryman. Our batteries on the Heights then shelled the buildings, and subsequent ly a party of Federal troops crossed and set fire to twelve houses, including the Wager House and an other hotel, the railroad buildings, etc. The whole lower p srt of the town is now in ashes. A necessity oxisttd for burning these buildings, as they have afforded a hiding-place to rebel rifle men, who hara been annoying our tneops for weeks. The number of the rebels was not ascertained, but many were seen to mount tbeir horses and leave for the outskirts of the town by the Charles town road- This afternoon a rebel flag of truce, in the hands of three of Baylor's men, earae to the ferry, but they were warne d off by Col. Greary. A large rebel mounted picket was stationed all the afternoon near Bolivar. FROM .PORT ROYAL NEW YOBR, Feb. 7. —The sloop-of-war Savan nah, arrived'at this port to-night from Fort Roy j al- She brings no news of importance, exaept the sailing of an expedition to the Soath on the 26th. The expedition was to include all the light-draught steamers aDd several gunboats, with several thou sand troops. Everything was quiet at Port Royal. Tbe Reported Riot In Richmond. BALTIMORE, Feb. 8. —From Richmond pa pers we learnjtbat a serious disturbance broke out in Richmond, ou Tuesday Dight last, which for a time threatened disastrous consequences to life and property. it is Baid to bave first commenced in a drunken brawl. At ibis a crowd collected, whieh soon grew to formidable proportions.— Three or four persons are said to have been killed, among whom were some of tbe police. Houses, stores, &0., were broken open and ransooked, and It seemed impossible to obeck the violent proceedings until late the following morning, when many engaged in the mob re tired of their own accord. Tbe Dispattt, speaking cf this affair, calls it a disgrace to the oity, and shameful in tbo extreme. It calls for the city to be instantly placed under martial law. Tbe cit'zens (wo. men especially) were greatly alarmed. IMPORTANT FROM FORTRESS MONROE AND NORFOLK, IMPORTANT FROM FORTRESS ,MON> ROE AND THE SOUTH. FORTRESS MONROE, Feb. 9. via Baltimore. —A communication was received from tbe rebel authorities this forenoon in relation to the Commissioners appointed to visit our pris oners in the South. Tbe purport of the des patch has not yet been made pubHo, but it is supposed to be decisive. A boat was ordered to carry a despatoh in return, but the order was subsequently coun termanded. Tbe flag of truce brought the news that the engagement at Roanoke Island still continues. At the date of the latest despatoh; at dark last night, the fight was still going on. Tbe Federals bad sunk one or two Confederate guns beats. later news has been reoeived at Nor folk, Jjnt i* was not communicated to our boat. The Eastern returned to Hatteras to day. She took a lar'£C mail and an accumulas tion of express maitbf t*" 0111 b°re. ' The steamer 3 Arg.o, Uapt. Davidson, of BostoD, arrived this Afternoon. She is to run between Washington add Badd'a Fer ry- ADDITIONAL SOUTHERN NEWS. BALTIMORE, Feb. 10.—The Southern news papers received via Fortress Monroe arc no In ter than those received by the previous flag of truce. The New Orlaans Bulletin, of the 28th ult., states that the reported burning of the steam er Calhoun was incorrect. When she was abandoned the£captaio had set her on fire, but it appears that the Y-nkees shortly after boat' ded her and extinguished tbo fire and took possession of the boat and cargo. Her cargo consisted of 50,000 lbs. of powder, 16,000 lbs. saltpeter, 400 sacks of coffee, and a quantity of block tiD, &o. Speaking of tho capture of Fort Henry, tbo Richmond Dispatch says: "Though much to be regretted by the South 1 it was a foregone whenever the enemy should think proper to bring a large force of men and artillery to bear upon it. It wa9 a structure thrown up sinoo the beginning of the war, and was never expeoted to resist a heavy bombardment or an assault from a Urge laud foroe." The same paper also says: "The destruc tion of tho bridge wbioh crossed the Tennessee river, though productive of some inconven ience, is not a matter of any great detriment to out interests. The road, without the bridge, will still be available for strengtbning our lines; a through conneotton, except for mere convenience, being a matter of inferior impor tance." Tha bark Fernandim has arrived at Old Point, from the blockade off Wilmington, N. 0. She bring 6 no news. Tho steamer Albany from Annapolis, with Quartermaster's stores, bas sailed for Hat teras. Bishop Ames preached an excellent sermon yesterday morning, in the chapel at tho For tress. Assistant Adjutant General Stevens and Lieutenant Yelrerton, recently commanding tbe signal Department here proceeded to New York last night, ou leave of absonoe. Tho Norfolk Day Book calls upon the ladies to contribute their old woollen petticoats and dresses to tho Government, tho price of flannel used for flxed a munition being so high as to subject the Government, to a serious tax. So ladies please to drop jour-duds! \ A CAREER EXDED Jeiss D. - Bright, of fladiano, yesterday ; ceased tote a Senator of tho United States. Tried by bi poors for an act of constructive treason, with able defenders and with tho opportunity of defondtog himself on the floor of the Senate chamber, ho ha." yet been found guilty, and the Senate decided to expel him by a vote of ibirty-two to fourteen. Even , those who voted in bis favor —among whom, we are sorry to say, was Senator Cowan* of Pennsylvania—did so, not because tbey ex eu.-od his offence in writing the letter he ad-, dress®! last March to the President of tho rebel confederacy; but because they thought; tho aet bad been repented and atoned for, and that Mr. Bright was really lojral. The Senate has done itssit honor by this decisive condemnation of treason among its members. Thero are several others among the minority, who havo been as great traitors as Bright, or greater? but the written evi dence, over their CWD signatures, does not exist, or is not in possession of the authori ties. It was necessary, therefore, that Bright should bo made an example. The baif a doz en lovers of Jeff. Davis, who, like Bright, gave him and bis associates all the aid and comfort in their power," will Dot forget this example. It oannot purify tbeir characters, but it will effectually check any projects they ; may have for oommuuioatiug with the rebels in arms against the Government. As it is probable that Jesse D. Bright has now retired from public lifo forever, a few faots as to his history may bo mentioned. He was born in Norwioh, Cheoango county, New York, December 18th, 1812. He received a good ednoation at an academy , and then stud* ied for the bar. Ho removed to Indiana when quite ajyoung man, and being clever both as a lawyer and a politician, he soon became a prominent man and held successively the offi ces of Circuit Judge, State Senator, United States Marsha! and Lieutenant Governor. In 1845 he was elected United States Senator, and has been twioe re-elected siDce then. The term for which he was last elected would havo expired on the 4th of Marsh, 1863. He wrote his treasonable letter to Jeff. Davis on the Ist of March, 1861, and ho was expelled from the United States Senate on ihu sth of February, 1862. Mr Bright bad reached tho ago of forty-nine years, one monjh and twen ty-four days, wben bis political death occur* red. As some of our readers may have lest sight of the letter which led to this abrupt termi nation of a senatorial career, we reproduce it here as follows: "WASHINGTON, March 1,1861. "My Dear Sir: Allow me to mtroduoe to your acquaintance my friend Thomas 3. Lin coln, of Texas. He visits your capital, main ly to dispose of what he regards as a great improvement in fire arms, i commeud him to your favorabic consideration as a gentleman of the first respectability, and reliable in ev ery respect. Very truly yours, "JESSE D. BRIGHT. "To His Excellency, Jefferson Davi ', Presi dent o f the Confiederatt States." The italics in the letter are not Mr. Bright 'e; but they indicate the emphatic points where bis treason showed itself. The letter was written three days before Mr. Lincoln's inaug uration, bnt after the rebellion was folly or ganized, after the Star of the West had been fired on, after Anderson bad been obliged to take refuge io Fort Sumter, and after Jeff. Davis, as President of the Provisional Gov ernment, had avowed his determination to re sist the authority of the United States through out ibo States that had been dragged alter South Carolina into rebellion. It i- not ne cessary to explain to any sensible being how great is the perfidy of such a letter written at such a time and amid such circumstances. j The Senators of tbe United States—those, at least, who baao the highest souse of hon or and patriotism—ojnid not, with decency, sit in tbe same chamber with Jesse D. Bright, after he had written such a letter. We re joico that they exercised their right of decid ing who should sit amoDg them. We rejoioo that the cae was brought up at an early day in tho session. We rejoice that tbe proceea ings were all dignified and grave; and we re joice, above all things at thbir issue. Bright oea&tP to be a Senator of the Uoited States. The blot on hiin is indelible. He may not have reached Jbe exalted height of treason at* tamed by AjndM and aimed at by Burr; but his name arid character cannot be purified.— His piiblio career is ended. He may go and oast his fortunes with Lis friend Jeff. Davis, and in a community where all the politicians are traitors, he mfcy become distinguished above the rest. But while ho remains in the free and loyal States, he is a man dishonored and despised.— Phila. Etdleiin. EXPULSION OF BRIGfiT- The people of the loyal States will i?ar with pride, that the Senate has vindicated it-* eelf by expelling tbe traitor JESSE D. BRIGHT. Though somewhat long delayed, the act is no less desirable than it wculd have been, bad it been consummated at an earlier day. The debate upon the snbjeot has opened the eyes of the oountry to the enormity of the trraao which sought to subvert tbe Republic, and has exposed the ao tors in it to tbe infamy whioh must attach to ihcm through life. We give the yeas and nays on the vote of expulsion, in order that the record may be preserved. YEAR —Messrs. ADtbeny, Browning, Chand ler, Clark, Collamer, Davis, Dixon, Doolittle, Fesaenden, Foot, Foster, Grimes, Hale, Har lan, Henderson, Howard,j Howe, Johnston, King, Lane (Ind.) MoDougall, Morrill, Pome roy, Sherman, Simmons, Sumner, Trumbull, Wade, Wilkinson, Wilmot, Wil*on, (Mass.) Wilaou (Mo.) —32. NAYS— Messrs. Bayard, CaHile, Cowan, Harris, Kenredy, Latham, Neemith, Pcarce f Powell, Rice, Saulsbury, Ten Eyck, Thomp son and Wiley—l4. What a disgrace to Pennsylvania that she has a Senator, so lost to hoonr, as to votd against tho expulsion of the traitor,' Bright. Senator Cowan will be remembered for bis action in this matter. Tbe only speech he has yet made in tbe U. S. Senate, wa6 against the expulsion of the traitor.