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of the expulsion of Senator Bright was dramatic. There was desperate decisiveness in the no! with which Bayard answered to his name. When Carlisle, of Va., voted no, the flutter was significant and loud. He had been counted only among the doubtful. The Californian, McDougal, and Mr. Simmons, were at first absent, but not a moment too soon came in, and thirty-two votes decided the law that in the American Senate hereafter no traitor shall have a seat. When the result was announced, the gallery burst into applause, but was checked instantly. Bright then bundled up the portable property in his desk, turned his back upon the court which had tried him, went to Secretary Forney's room, drew pay to the last cent, and with a defiant stride passed into the public land committee-room, where his wife awaited him. In her presence the actor's costume fell, the ruined politician sat down, and, haggard and crushed, contemplated the wreck he had made of his fortunes.--Ohio Statesman, Feb. 7.
Feb. 8.--The Northampton, Mass., Courier says that a gentleman arrived in that town, last week, from Columbia, Mississippi, who believed, until he reached the loyal States, that Congress was in session at Chicago. The belief that it is doing business, and that all the archives of the Government have been removed there, is universal in the South. He was greatly astonished to learn that Congress had been in session lately at the old stand in Washington.
Feb. 5.--Among the advertisements In the Norfolk Day-Book of this date is the following: Wanted Immediately.--One hundred laborers to work on batteries. Freemen or slaves. Apply at Chamberlain's Wharf, to E. M. Todd, Supply Agent, Engineer Department.
Savannah, Feb. 15.--It is reported that our Yankee invaders at Port Royal are going rapidly forward with the establishment of their colony, which they call New-Seowth. We see it stated that they already have a steam saw-mill at work. We shall not be surprised to hear that they have a clock-factory in operation in the course of a few weeks, and that they have set the contrabands to raising garden sass, for the supply of the New-York and Boston markets.--Savannah News.
Richmond, Va., Feb. 28.--All kinds of unheard of and improbable rumors were current yesterday. In every community there is a certain number of idle men, who, having nothing else to do, live by setting the apprehensions of other and better people afloat. Richmond seems to have come in for more than her due share of this class of people. By street rumor yesterday we learn that the Yankees have landed 17,000 men at Newport News, within a few days past, and that the same psalm-singing, godly set of people had begun to cross the Potomac to take Winchester. When the truth comes to be known, it will, no doubt, be ascertained that the Yankees have entertained the idea of doing neither one nor the other of the deeds rumor ascribed to them. Richmond Dispatch, Feb. 28.
Crittenden's Retreat. Somerset, Feb. 13.--I have just returned from Albany, and receiving a very graphic account of the enemy's retreat or flight from Mill Springs, after the battle of Logan's Field, by a lady living on the road a short distance above Monticello, I send you her statement. Early on Monday morning they commenced passing along the road and through the fields, some riding, some on foot. Some wagons had passed during the night. All who could seemed inclined to run. In a lot near by, some three hundred horses belonging to the tories had been kept to feed and regain strength, as they were in a very bad condition. During the forepart of the day, men passing on foot had taken every horse, often without bridle or saddle; at times a string was used in place of bridles. Not a horse was left along the road. One of their wagons would be passing along a high road; any one who would come along would cut a horse loose, mount and away. Another would follow suit, until the
e from the wind of a cannon-ball or from excitement. Lieutenant-Colonel De Monteil, who volunteered in the assault upon the rebel battery, received his death-wound while heading the advance, and while in the act of shouting: Come on, boys! We'll show them how to fight! In the course of the action a shell burst on the United States gunboat Hetzel, and set her magazine on fire. Lieutenant Franklin, her executive officer, ordered the men to the magazine to extinguish the fire; but seeing that they hesitated, he took the hose in his own hands, and sprang down and extinguished the flames before they reached the powder. A similar occurrence took place on board the Ceres, from the bursting of a gun, when Acting-Master Diarmaid sprang into the magazine and extinguished the fire. A shell entered the coal-bunks of another of our steamers, setting them on fire. The flames were subdued after much difficulty, with but little damage to the vessel.--Washington (D. C.) Star, Feb. 15.
Louisville, Feb. 23.--I want to speak to you a moment, said a noted secessionist to a young friend of ours upon the street this evening. Not now, I am in a hurry, answered the latter. Well, said the rebel, I merely wanted to say, that, although I have been a secessionist, I am now as good a Union man as any of you. Louisville Journal, February 24.
Feb. 22.--At Louisville, Ky., about one o'clock P. M., the clouds, which covered the heavens but did not appear to be thick or heavy, assumed a singular yellow hue, and a seemingly preternatural darkness over-spread the land. Candles and gas-lights were brought into requisition. The strange phenomenon lasted fifteen or twenty minutes, and passed suddenly off. It is probable that this portentous gloom began and ended with the reading of Jeff. Davis's Inaugural Address. The Richmond sacrilege seems to have been enough to darken for a little while even the glorious birth-day of Washington. Louisville Journal, February 24.
Munchauseniana. Frederick, Md., Feb. 19.--On Saturday night, at a complimentary dinner tendered to Hon. Charles J. Faulkner, at Martinsburg, Va., that gentleman, in a speech, said in effect, that the policy of secession, as it had been carried out, was a failure. It had been accompanied with an unnecessary waste of life, the best blood of the South, and immense sacrifice of property. If this course was continued in, it would pile ruin on ruin. The public sentiment of Western Virginia was opposed to it. He also intimated that he had no affiliation with those who wished the present war to continue. His remarks were acquiesced in by the large audience present, and he had no doubt but they reflected the true sentiments of nine tenths of the people of the upper counties of the Potomac. Reports from usually reliable sources say between three and four hundred of the Berkley county militia have deserted in a body, and are en route to cross the Potomac and join our ranks.
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