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An incident occurred during the cannonading, of Fort Sumter, which, for its peculiarity, deserves particular mention. Roger A. Pryor, of Virginia, ex-Member of Congress, was one of the second deputation that waited upon Major Anderson. He was the very embodiment of Southern chivalry. Literally dressed to kill, bristling with bowie-knives and revolvers, like a walking arsenal, he appeared to think himself individually capable of capturing the fort, without any extraneous assistance. Inside of the fort he seemed to think himself master of every thing — monarch of all he surveyed — and, in keeping with this pretension, seeing upon the table what appeared to be a glass of brandy, drank it without ceremony. Surgeon Crawford, who had witnessed the feat, approached him and said: “Sir, what you have drank is poison — it was the iodide of potassium--you are a dead man.” The representative of chivalry instantly collapsed, bowie-knives, revolvers and all, and passed into the hands of Burgeon Crawford, who, by purgings, pumping, and pukings, defeated his own prophecy in regard [28] to his fate. Mr. Pryor left Fort Sumter “a wiser, if not a better man.” --N. Y. Tribune, April 19.

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