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A little later in tbe afternoon, probably about two o'clock, some one reported a force gathering bebind one of tbe bouses, from which a rusb -was to be made upon tbe redoubt Very quickly a piece of artillery Avas moved across tbe redoubt to an embrasure opening in tbat direction. From tbat point by two or tbree discharges tbe new column ivas broken up, and all tbe groups of Confederates Confederates were repelled br the quick fire from tbe waiting rifles of our men. This event ajipears to have turned tbe tables in favor of the little garrison, and by four o'clock every front had heen thoroughly cleared of the Confederates, except their dead and wounded, who were left upon the field. In this remarkable action Gen. Corse particularly commends Col. Tourtelotte, whose men came from the Third Division of tbe Fifteenth Corps, who fell back from the town early in the morning. They repulsed all the assaults made upon his eastern flank. He recommended liim for promotion, and said of him : " Though wounded in the early part of tlie action, he remained with liis men until tbe close." Of Col. Eowett, he remarked : " Twice wounded, he clung tenaciously to his post, and full' earned the promotion I so cheerfully recommend may "be awarded awarded him." The severity of the action may be noticed b' tbe losses on Corse's "side of eix officers, 136 men killed; 22 officers, 330 men wounded ; six officers and 206 men missing; total 706. They buried 231 Confederates, captured 411 prisoners, prisoners, four stands of colors and 800 rifles. Among the Confederate prisoners was tbe brigade commander, Gen. Young. A singular instance, given by an eyewitness, eyewitness, eIiows some of tbe close work and dreadful nature of this defense at Allatoona Pass, fie says: "While the icfenderc of the southwest ridge were too vcalc to repel another assault, Coise came upon Sorg't Croxton, who had an ARM SHOT AWAV, but was collecting cartridges. The General was seized with an inspiration, and joined the Sergeant in gathering ammunition. They broke the cartridges, putting tbe powder in a blanket, the mmic-balls in a cup (probably a tin vessel) holding a pint or a quart. "Collecting enough for his purpose, Corse ordered a Sergeant to liclp him heave a dismounted gun up on a point of the redoubt which commanded the ridge. Dead bodies were in the way; to make way for his gun, Corse piled thorn in a heap. Getting the gun in place, the powder and the balls were rammed home, the piece pointed, and, with lanyard in haad, the Sergeant awaitod the order. "A little later a solid mass of Confederates Confederates formed, and with yells were rushing rushing toward the fort. At that moment Corse gave the order and tbe gun was firod. The charging Confederates were mowed down :is if they had been grass. They disappeared before the blast. It wits the last assault." There were several dispatches which passed between Sherman and Corse, hi one record I find the remarkable one t-eiit from the top of Kenesaw at 6:30 p.m., reading: " Hold fort; we are coming." coming." But tbe official copy of the dispatch dispatch says; " (JoMMAKWNa OwioBit, Allatoona: Gen. Bb'iriuun says hold ; wo aro coming." The signals of the 5th, which brought Corse's famous answer, were : 1664. IE Tennes- "J NTAIN, 3ct. 9, 1SG1.J gives mo some anxiety. Tell mo whore Sherman Sherman is. John M. Corse, Brigadier-General. Kbnksav Mountain, Oct. G; 3 p. m. Am rcconnoiteriiiR toward Burnt; Hickory aud Lost Mountain. Arc you badly wounded? If all is right at Allatooua I want you back at Home. Sherman. There "were other brief dispatchee sent by signal from Kenesaw to Allatoona and from Allatoona to Kenesaw, a distance in a straight line estimated to be 16 miles. It was QUITE A FEAT to communicate backward and forth by signal flags over the enemy's heads. There are a few discrepancies, as is natural, between the reports of Gen. Corse and those of the Confederate Gen. French ; or, I may say, variances. French arrived, according to his account, account, at Allatoona about 3 a. m. He found great difficulty in a new place and j the Confederate Gen. French to take number, had taken rifles and each fired from the rifle-pits when they were not sending their signals. We hardly stop to realize that the saving of Allatoona was due, primarily, to the work of the Signal Corps, It is an unusual thing for the Commanding Commanding General of the opposing army to speak of the gallantly of his enemy ; but Gen. Hood said 'of the defense of Allatoona: " Gen. Corse won my admiration by his gallant resistance, aud not without reason the Federal commander complimented complimented this officer through a General Order for his handsome conduct in the defense of Allatoona." "We have delayed somewhat upon this battle, because it has obtained a remarkable remarkable place in the history of our rearward movements. Gen. Sherman's commendation commendation has often found its way into print, aud so I will not repeat, but will close this account by inserting something from my own orders on the subject : H'd'qs Dep't and Army of the see. Near'Kknlsaw Mount Oct. General Field Orders No. 18. Whilst uniting in tho high commendation awarded by the GcneraHn-Chicf, tho Army of tho Tennessee would tender through mo its hearty appreciation aud thanks to Urig.-Gen. John M. Corso for his promptitude, encrjry and eminent success in the defenso of Allatoona Pass against a forco so largely superior to his own, and our warmest congratulations arc extended extended to him, to Col. Tonrtclottc, and the rest of our comrades-in-arms who fought at Allatoona, Allatoona, for the clorions manner in which they vetoed "the useless effusion of blood." O. O. Howard, Major-Gcneral. As soon as the news of the failure of dense timber to get into anything like military order and position before daylight daylight It was 6:30 a. m. when he had Allatoona, and also the prevention of Armstrong's cavalry from destroying the bridge across the Etowah, was brought capture could be effected with small loss of life." He decided, doubtless, after "Wever's rejoinder, not to assault the works, and commenced at once the destruction of the railroad. We left Gen. Sherman and our forces near Kenesaw pulling on as rapidly as possible northward the Oth of October. During the night of the 12th wo all reached the vicinity of Eesaca, having, in fact, recovered all our stations up to that point, and commenced the speedy repair of the culvert and railroad tracks. On the morning of the 13thwe found that every detachment of the enemy had disappeared. His Third Corps had passed over beyond the high ranges westward, a part of them going through Snake Creek Gap and obstructing the way for four or five miles by felled trees. They were of every size, crossed and crisscrossed crisscrossed in our path. Gen. Sherman desired desired me, trees or no trees, to push rapidly after Hood, and I was eager to get through the obstructed Gap. I remember that one division commander commander was somewhat reluctaut about leading the way, probably desiring the obstructions to be first cleared away by pioneers. I saw him moving toward our commander (Sherman), then standing standing near a house, and so I sent him word, through an Aid-de-Camp, whom I fear did not soften the message, to this effect : " If you do not go on at once through the Gap, I will put some one in your place who will." This division officer showed considerable feeling, but went on at once to move his men. Small trees were thrown out of the way by all hands; while oflicers and men went under and over the larger ones; meanwhile our I AM.ATOONA, Ga., Oct. - wuere JsShorman? Answor: Kisn'h&aiv Mountain, Oct. G. Near you. Tell Allatoona hold on. Gen. Sborman says he is working hard for you. Again : Kenhsaw .Mountain, Oct G; 2 p. :u. How is Corse? What news? Answer: Dayton, Aid-dc-Camp. Allatoona. Oct. G; 2 p. ra. Capt. Is. M. Dayton. Aid-rfn.Ctnin? T m tliorta cheok-bono and one car, but am ahlo to irinp nil Hell yet. My losses are verv.hesivr. MfoiCCIIUOVlUir from StvlenWn ito K'in-'.tm. approached from the -western side to within 600 yards of the main redoubt He calls the redoubt and its outworks "three redoubts" west of the railroad cut and a star fort on the east, with outworks outworks defended by abatis and other obstructions. obstructions. The railroad cut was Go feet deep. He places tbe brigades of Sears, Cockrell and Young vcrv much as does Gen. Corse in his report, and locates his artillery under the Confederate Confederate Maj. Myrick. Myrickl firing seems to have been commenced before the flag of truce was sent "With regard to the flag of truce, French rennuks: 'Thc time (17 minutes) minutes) expired without any answer having having been received at the outpost, whereupon whereupon Maj. D. Y. Sanders, the Confederate Confederate officer, impatient at the delay, as the bearer of the summons, broke oil the interview and returned. Ko reply being being .sent me, the order was given for an assault bv directing the advance of Cockrcll's Brigade." In Gen. Hood's report it is intimated that French was mistaken about our advance, advance, but, indeed, he was not mistaken. At 12 p. m. of tbe 5th he received word, sent from his outposts from Armstrong, the Confederate" commander, as follows: ".My scout reports enemy's infantry advancing advancing by the rail load. They are now entering Big Shanty They have a cavalry cavalry force east of the railroad." Doubtless Doubtless this news, as Gen. French declares, determined his withdrawal, without further effort, from Allatoona Pass. Surely, the Army of the Tennessee was MOVING RAlMDl.Y in the direction of Allatoona, and it would not have done for French to have delayed there man' hours longer. French closes his account -with some words that we are glad to report. He says: "History will record the battle of Allatoona as one of tbe most sanguinary sanguinary conflicts of the war, and when it is remembered ' that the enemy Corse's mij lougni irom witmn tneir strong redoubts, the desperate deeds of daring performed by our troops the Confecler-erates Confecler-erates in overcoming so many of the foe a meed of praise is due to their heroic heroic valor. I cpnnot do justice justice to their gallantly. No one faltered in his duty, and all withdrew from the place with the regret that Gen. Sherman's Sherman's movements, closing up behind us, forbade our remaining longer to force a surrender of the last work. The cavalry sent to cut the railroad near the Etowah failed to do so." The Signal officer who sent the important important dispatches from Allatoona was, after the war, for a long time on my staff. His name is Capt John Q. Ad ams, 1 st Cav. The first of his dispatches after Corse's arrival was: "We hold out. Gen. Corse here." That message was sent from the re doubt, flags being waved under sharp f!iv mm.,, c: 1 n.i j - it View of Aixatooxa. to the -Confederate General near Lost Mountain, he continued his march daily northward. He crossed the Coosa Eiver near the hamlet of Coosaville, and then marched up the western bank of the Oostenaula. He went above Resaca, and quite COJinETEI.Y destroyed the railroad all the way along above Resaca toward Chattanooga as far as Tunnel Hill, the point which inaugurated inaugurated Sherman's great campaign of 'G4. He captured our Posts at Dalton and Buzzard Roost, securing at least 1,000 prisoners. By this time the Confederate cavalry under Gen. "Wheeler had 'rejoined his army, having been driven by our troops south of the Tennessee. As a last elibrfc Gen. Stephen D. Lee, with his corps, undertook the capture of the garrison at Ec-sacn. Hood himself, however, made a demand on Oct. 12, 18G-1, to the commanding commanding officer in these terms: Sin: I demand the immediato and unconditional unconditional Hirrender of the poit and garrison under your rmnmniid, and should tiiis bo acceded lo, all white oflicers aud 6ohlicrs will bo paroled in ' V-. -?-S-C!; 'twrTf.i5S ; Z?r-!. engineers and pioneers, who had plenty of good axes, cut off the larger trees. That very night, before dark, I succeeded succeeded in getting my two corps, Oster-haus Oster-haus and Ransom commanding, into ! close proximity to Hood's army. "Ye thought then tbat Hood would probably delay with the hope of ENGAGING OUlt FORCES PIECEMEAL as they came through the mountains. Hood's Headquarters that night were at Villanow, but 15 miles from Dalton. The next morning at dawn there was no sign of the Confederate army in our neighborhood, except those of vacant camps. We proceeded as rapidly as we could as far as the town of Gaylesvillc, Ala. There we halted. The 21st of October Hood's whole army had by thi3 time passed on beyond. His own Headquarters Headquarters were then at Gadsden. The only skirmish in consequence of our pursuit that any part of my force had was on the morning of the 16th of October, when my leftmost division, under under Gen. Charles 11. Woods, ran upon Hood's rear-guard at Ship's Gap. mand in an ambulance, and at last, between between the vicinity of Rome, Ga., and Gnylesville, he caused his men to carry him along upon an army stretcher, resolute resolute to the end. He died Oct. 29 in a house by the way, carried thither by his men, while his command was en route from Gaylesvillc Gaylesvillc to Rome, Ga. After Gen. Corse's victory at Allatoona, Allatoona, Gen. Ransom had written him ns follows : " We all feel grateful to God for your brilliant victory, and are proud of our old comrade and his noble division. division. You have the congratulations and sympathy of the Seventeenth Corps." Gen. Thomas was soon at ISashville working and waiting for the next move. From this time until the actual commencing commencing of the march to the sea nothing was done by our armie3 but to repair damages, get our forces more equibly reorganized and prepare for the great move, to gather up the rations along the line of the railroad, to cany back such things as must go back, and to concentrate concentrate the scattered armaments at Atlanta, Chattanooga and Nashville. These preliminaries preliminaries required considerable time and preparation. Gen. Sherman's purpose was, the instant instant he obtained the permission to make his southward march, first, to destroy all the railroads and telegraphic communications communications at least back from Atlanta as far as the Etowah. Ho wanted, however, however, .to have all essential arrangements carefully digested and made, and then he must get the-formal sanction of our great and much-loved commander, Gen. Grant. We shall soon see how happily Sherman's Sherman's ardent wishes and perfected plans were fulfilled. To be continued.) m REFLECTIONS ON AUTUMN. BY D. J.- EVANS, WASHINGTON, D. C. "The melancholy dny aro come"; The earth and aky are tinged with gloom. Long pnst the joyoiid Harvest-home, And past the Summer's wealth of bloom. Tbe brook smiles coldly from its bed, Its purling voice n lullnby. The clouds, like miow-drlfly. overhead Portend that Winter'a reign ia nisb. The woods aro tinged with bronze and gold, Laid on by cunning masterliand; A "burning bush." like that of old, Seems every forest in tbe land. Tho fields are flashed with golden-rod Bright fairies of tho waning yenr Thai spring in beauty from the sod With "Au revoir" aud loving cheer. The birds to kindlier skies linvo flown, Tbe shivering Icnvcs affrighted fall;" Tho birds and trees are weary grown. All nature rests 'till Spring shall call. Oh, ye of little faith! They show Tli at deatli is but n blissful sleep; As Springtime follows Winter's snow, We'll wake again no more to weep. In day-dreams 'ncath the Summer skies, Again we'll view the sunsci's glow; Again we'll gao in loving eyes And faces of the long ago. A YOUNG MARAUDER. Sketch of Sue Munday, the Kentucky Outlaw. MARVELOUS ESCAPES. Captured After a Bloody Career by SOth Wis. Men. DISGUISED AS A GIRL. Startling Scenes at His Execution Execution in Louisville. rWr WS&tiffl W Z7 kj$te1vl mere 1 Zj 'i&Vt&Z&ZL s-afjgs, BY HUBERT VREEXAXD. TIE EXECU-tion EXECU-tion of Sue Mtm- day at Louisville, y Ky., ivas one of Vl tlif ofinMnri mranfo SJJ "w iw" ".o rf of the war in the West. Though a boy, barelv " advanced into hi3 twenties, this fellow struck fear into the hearts of thousands, performed feats of daring and accomplished accomplished marvelous escapes, many of which were under the guise of a girl, that left him a.name not soon to be forgotten forgotten by soldiers of either side of the conflict in Kentucky. Munday was duly court-martialed and executed a3Tin outlaw, but he protested to the la3t that he was none. Sue Munday, or Marcus Jerome Clark, with Capt Billy Magruder and Henry Metcalf, were surprised and captured near Webster, Breckinridge County, by a detachment of 50 soldiers of the 30th seemed to have something weighing on his mind that wa3 greater to him than the death he was to sutler. Just before he was led from the prison to be executed, executed, he asked for writing material, and sitting down he wrote a very touching touching letter to a young lady to whom ho was engaged. He then expressed hi3 readiness to be taken to the scaffold. The scaffold was on the commons afc Eighteenth street and Broadway, and for several squares away the people thronged in vain eirort to see the execution. Tho prisoner stood erect. His youth caused him to present a pitiable appearance, but hi3 attitude was majestic and his courage was unflinching. While the multitude stood almost breathlessly waiting the time for the drop to fall, an incident occurred that will always remain in the memories of those who were present on that eventful eventful day. A herd of cattle was being driven down one of the streets not far from the place of execution, when one or tlie herd dashed m the crowd of tho already excited citizens and soldiers, and in a few minutes there was a commotion which almost resulted in a panic. There had been a faint rumor about the city that the guerrillas would make an attempt to save Munday's life, and when the men and women began to run, and the children to scream, it was thought that the guerrillas had arrived. Many were 17- r"v-. .-spts-pi- . oat w. ZT 2? f 5vWirv. -Pr-r7sulT37 v N NATIONAL ODE. DELECTED BV E. E. DANIELS, SCAKEORO, ME. Columbia! lift Ihy Btnrry eyes. Anil weep o'er ruined liopeu no more; Tliu Him still shines In yonder skies, Though lightnings leap mid thunders roar; Then from thy KiirmcntH .shake the dtiat And smooth thy hrow, and smile nt euro; Daughter of llcnvcn ! 'tis thine In trii3t, And never brcnthc the word despair. Our fciiriess sires unchcered, unshod Through lire nml flood and tempest trod, Aud conquered "in the nnino of God." Comrades! the very stnrs Imvc stooped To light tlio hero on his way; Through wnr nnd pence in jjlory grouped, Undimnied, their beams of splendor play. They lend the legiona of the free; They watch abovo the soldicr'a"blor; Tlioy guard our rights on Innd nnd Benin Benin doubt, in darkness, doubly dear; Through years of pence, 'ncalh war-clouds deep, Tiil death will every father's sou Defend tho Hag our father's won. fli Union Defenses at a few days. If tlio placo is carried by assault, uo prisoners will bo taken. Itesjicctfully, your obedient servant, J. 1$. Ilooo, General. Col. Wever's reply is worthy of rec ord, addressed the same date to Gen. Hood: Your communication of this dato jnst received. received. In reply I liavo to state- Hint I am somewhat surprised nt tlio concluding paragraph, paragraph, to tho effect that if tho placu ia carried by assault no prisoners will bo taken. In my opinion I can hold this post. If you want it, coiuo and take it. I am, General, very respectfully, your most obedient servant, CLAItK K. Wkver, Commanding Officer. Col. Wever had but a small brigade, yet Lee s investment was not complete, so that "YVevcr was soon reinforced by our cavalry from the direction of Kings-ion. Kings-ion. Hood's own account is quite mild considering considering the severity of his threats in. his letter to Wever : " We marched rapidly to Resaca and thence to Dalton . by Sugar Valley Postoflice. Lieut.-Gen. Lee moved upon Resaca with iustruc-tions iustruc-tions to display his force and demand the surrender of the garrison, but not to fire. Theiignal men that day, nine in attack it unless, in his judgment, the Ai.r.ATOoxA Pass. We then captured a part of the 24th S. C. From that time on the Confederates Confederates were moving rapidly away from us. From the 21st to the 28th of October October we remained it Gaylesvillc, or in that vicinity, while Gen. Sherman was communicating with his commanders at Chattanooga and Nashville and with his Commander-in-Chief at Washington concerning the future. One of my corps commanders, Gen. Ransom, who was admirably commanding commanding the Seventeenth Corps, was taken ill with what I supposed at the time was a temporary attack. It "began about the time we drew out from 32ast Point. Ransom was a young oflicer who had graduated from Norwich University, Vermont, tlie son ot the distinguished Col. Ransom who lost his life in Mexico. He was a large, strong, finely formed. handsome young man of acknowledged ability, exalted character and great promise. ' He was so desirous to go upon this campaign that nothing could prevent his undertaking-it. At first he rode his horse and did his full duty night and A Unttlo With a Mountain Lion. Hunting the mountain lion with dogs is lively sport, according to an article in Outing for January. Tlie dogs having treed the lion, he is dislodged by a shot, and the battle rages, as follows: " 'There he goes !' and, as he spoke, tho long, yellow mass shot out from the green branches, aud lauded full 20 yards down the gulch side. "No sooner had he touched the ground than the dogs closed in on him, and then began began a battle royal. With indescribable rage the lion struck right and left, his claws wide extended, and his jaws set in a bloodly 'rin. ' The gulch side was very steep at this point, and, as the light raged, the combatants rolled and slid, amid a perfect cloud of Hying snow, while tho bloody trail behind gave evidence that harm was being done to, at least, onr side. "When wc reached, the bottom the dorrs wcro still at him. The shepherd, 'Tuck had a hold on one ear, and, shake and strike as ho would, tho lion could nob free himself. The hounds, taking mlvnntnge of this fact, attacked him from every side in spjte of tho ugly cuts tne claws on ins one good fore-paw were making. ' 'Finally, with a last effort, the lion shook his head free from Tuck's grip, and catching a dog with his claws, drew him down to him and buried his teeth in his neck. "Shoot him, IT ' yelled Patterson to me, as I stood on tho outskirts of the fight, awaiting vainly a chance for a shot. ' Shoot him, quick, or he'll lull Mike ! ' Scattering the hounds as I ran in, I drew my six-shooter and fired two shots through tho lion's shoulders. With a gasp he dropped the dbg and staggered to 1ns ieet, bnt a third shot finished him, and he rolled over dead. "The dogs, much to my surprised, were not seriously hurt, with tho exception of Mike, who had a badly chewe shoulder and a severe rip across his nose." Ix the Guise of a Girl. Wis., sent from Louisville. Munday and Metcalf were nursing Magruder at the time of the capture, and the soldiers were directly upon them before they had any intimation that there were any sol diers near them. Magruder had been wounded a short time before, and he was then lying in a precarious condition. Munday refused at first to submit to arrest, and a desperate desperate fight ensued, four of the Federals being wounded by Munday, one of them mortally. The fight lasted for some time, but finally Munday said that he would submit to arrest on the condition that he be treated as a prisoner of war. A consultation was held among the soldiers, and they agreed to Munday's proposition. For the first time in his life, the noted guerrilla stepped out before before a body of Federal soldiers for the purpose of becoming a prisoner. He was brought to this city and placedin prison. THE NEtS of ins capture went far and near, and for some time the deeds of the Simpson County lad were the sole topic of conversation. It was on Sunday that he was arrested. and on the following Tuesday he was presented before a court-martial and tried for his acts as a guerrilla. In a anuii, iuiiib iju was seuienceu to Hang on the following day, at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. At this time he had just reached his 20th year. A short time before his death he said that, if he were allowed to do so, he could prove that he had been a Confederate soldier for nearly four years, aud that he was in the battle PUSHED DOWA' AND TRAMPLED UPON during the excitement, and it was soma time before the truth was learned. After quiet had been restored, the noose wa3 placed about the condemned man's neck, and a few minutes later the youngest and one of the most noted guerrillas of the civil war was hanging a corpse. The body, when cut down, was sent to Mrs. tfancy Bradshaw, an aunt of the dead man, who wa3 living at Franklin, Ky., at which place it was interred. This was done in fulfillment of a request; made by Munday shortly before his death. The remains were buried oa the same farm where Munday was born, and the grave is on the summit of a hill which is on the edge of a pretty strip of woods. Jerome Clark was the son of Gen. Hector M. Clark, and was born two miles from Franklin, Ky. At the age of five yean he moved with hi3 parente to Rabbitsville, in the northern part of Logan County. Nine years later his father died at that nlace. and vnnno- Clark went to live with his brother -William and John, in McLean County, The elder Clark: was in humble circumstances, circumstances, though he possessed above the average intellect. He was gallant, and had many good qualities, and "was fond of military display. He wa3 a lover of martial music, and of heroic character. He had a high estimate of himself, but he had a courageous nature and possessed of a kind heart. He was aspiring and proud of his acquaintance with prominent people. When a friend was in need, or a stranger was suffering, he would divide with him in the most cheerful manner. His wife was, before her marriage, Miss Mary H. Hale, who was from a good family living in Simpson Simpson County. She was a devoted wife' and proud of her husband. The civil war began before Jerome Wants Postal Curronojr. Editor National Tribune: Why don't The National Tribune advocate thn day. When he crew -weaker ho. ,m1 ?ngng up of a bill m Congress for 25 and himself drawn- at the: head -of his coin- .Tann3tonPx currem-D' ' D'AP' Fleeino from the Enemv. of Fort Donelson. He could 'prove, also, he said, that he was with Gen. Morgan in Kentucky, wounded at Cyn-thiana Cyn-thiana and cut off from his command and remained in Kentucky. He denied having committed many of the crimes charged to him. During his imprisonment Munday Resisting Capture. was of age, but he went to Bowling Green, Ky., and joined the command of Gen. S. B. Buckner. He remained with his command until he was capt ured at JLort uonelson, and sent to Camp Chase. While he was in the) service of Gen. Buckner he showed vsx many ways that he was not lacking hx courage and daring. He had been in Camp Chase but a short while when one day he was ordered to assist in cleaning up the yards of the prison. He worked hard all day, and when he had finished he was covered with dust and dirt. Some of the officers saw the condition of the men who had been doing police duty, and they allowed Clark and three others to go to the river, a short distance distance away, accompanied by guards, to tnke a bath. The soldiers were armed with muskets, and when they, had reached the river they placed the guns against a tree and sat down, on the ground to watch the bathers. When young Clark saw this an idea struck him, and he prepared at once to put it into execution. He got close to the other men in the water WITHOUT EXCITING SUSPICION, aud suggested to them that they make a pretense of ducking him under the water. He would strongly resist, and while the attention of the soldiers was drawn toward them one of the men would slip out of the river nnd secure the guns. The scheme proved an excellent, one. 4f

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