ement almost impossible.
Nothing daunted, the little band pushed on, and by four o'clock A. M., had approached within half a mile of the house.
Here dismounting, they moved cautiously along the unguarded road to within a few rods of the scene of mirth and merriment.
The brilliant lights which gleamed from the windows, and the sweet cadence of the music, told that all went merry within.
To rush through the gate-way and surround the mansion was the work of a moment.
Colonel Farrar and Captain Orgue dashing into the house, pistol in hand, demanded the surrender of every confederate officer and soldier there.
They did this, will you believe it, O reader!
followed by a squad of the rebels' own countrymen and brothers from the Second Mississippi heavy artillery of African descent!
Of course the confederacy surrendered.
Now, the Colonel, who is reputed to be as gallant as he is brave, not wishing to mar entirely so festive an occasion, kindly requested the guests to continue the dan