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and wounded. This occurred on the 21st of February. Gen. McClellan has written a letter to all commanders of forts on the seaboard, warning them of the Merrimac and directing them to be put in the best possible defence. The latest accounts from the Arkansas fight represent the Federal loss at 1,000 killed.--They say they captured thirteen pieces of artillery and 1,000 prisoners. The U. S. Senate has, by a vote of 26 to 11, refused to expel Ex-Gov. Powell. His colleague, Garrett Davis, was urgent that is should be done. When the news of the Merrimac's doings reached New York, prepositions were seriously entertained for several days to sink obstructions in the shape of a stone fleet. The N. Y. Past says the retreat from Manassas was the most masterly affair in ancient or modern warfare. That it changes the character of the war, and protracts the contest for a long period. Fears are "oppressively felt" at the North for the Burnside expedition. The