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“ ' DEAR MAJOR:—Having unexpectedly found my uncle, I will relieve you and yours from any further care upon my part, if you will be so kind as to settle the bill which the clerk will present to you. Adios. L.

P.S. Not having sold my gold yet, it is inconvenient for me to refund

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COLONEL LORIN ANDREWS.

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“ "DEAR MAJOR:—Having unexpectedly found my uncle, I will relieve you and yours from any further care upon my part, if you will be so kind as to settle the bill which the clerk will present to you. Adios. L.

P.S. Not having sold my gold yet, it is inconvenient for me to refund you the

dollars which you so kindly loaned to me.

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tion, served with the regiment in Western Virginia, with ardor, ability, and fidelity, until he was taken sick in August, 1862, when he returned to his family in Gambier, and died in September following, lamented by all who knew him. The following is submitted as a tribute to his memory:

A good man hath fallen!

A brave man lies low !
And sad is our sorrow,

And deep is our woe!
Though Kenyon bewail him,

In sadness and gloom,
'Twill nothing avail him,

Low in the dark tomb !

No more will he heighten

The fame of her glades;
Nor with science enlighten

Her classical shades.

Ye vot'ries of learning !

Well may ye deplore
So sad a bereavement

To freedom and lore!

At the call of our country

He flew to her aid :
He mounted his charger,

And wielded his blade

How faithful in friendship !

How stern in his wrath !
And woe to the Rebel

That countered his path!
His courage undaunted,

And “onward” his word,
His faith in dry powder,

And trust in the Lord.

But life's toilsome battle,

With him is now o'er ;
Since death has disarmed him,

He armeth no more.

He hath ceased from his labor,

He heareth no call,
His pistols and sabre

Now hang in the hall.

The good man hath fallen

The brave man lies low !
And sad is our sorrow,

And dcep is our woe!

STORY XXXVIII.

HOW THE POWDER WAS SAVED FROM EXPLODING.

DURING the engagement the Gunboat Valley City was fighting two Rebel boats at once, working her guns on both sides, when a shell entered her port-bow, passed into her magazine, knocked the head off a half-barrel of powder, and exploded in a locker, which was filled with blue-lights, rockets, and Coston signal lights.

The fire-works were ignited at the instant, and, in the close box, burnt with fury, filling the magazine with sulphurous fumes. The quarter gunner, instead of leaving his post, as most men would have done, at such a terrible juncture, immediately sat upon the open barrel, to keep the sparks from falling into the powder.

Captain J. G. Chaplin, commander of the vessel, called all hands to fire-quarters, but seeing that this would take too many from the guns, said he would go

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