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The Montgomery (Ala.) Weekly Post contains the following:--

“ too good to be: lost.--A countryman was in the town of Lumpkin, Ga., last week, and some one asked him how he liked the war news. He replied, ‘Very well.’ ‘Are you to go?’ he was asked. ‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘Are you not afraid?’ ‘No. If I should see a Yankee with his gun levelled and looking right at me, I would draw out my pocketbook, and ask him what he would take for his gun, and right there the fight would end.’ ”

Yes, the Yankee would probably sell him his gun, if the Lumpkiner had enough money to buy it; but as the load would still belong to the Yankee, he would probably deliver that before he did the gun.--Jackson (Ia.) Star.

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