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Friday Morning, Feb 14, I§&'^
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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.—
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
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
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
GLORIOUS VICTORY IN TEN
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
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
Breadetuffs are dull, with a downward ten
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
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
FROM TIIE UPPER POTOMIC.
lIGBEL TREACHERY REVEXGED.
A FLAG OF TRUCE DISGRACED.
THE TORCH AGAIN APPLIED TO HAR
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
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
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
She brings no news of importance, exaept the
sailing of an expedition to the Soath on the
The expedition was to include all the light-draught
steamers aDd several gunboats, with several thou
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
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
later news has been reoeived at Nor
folk, Jjnt i* was not communicated to our
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
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
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
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
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
Bishop Ames preached an excellent sermon
yesterday morning, in the chapel at tho For
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*
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
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.