A brave man.--Mr. Ryder
, of Dunbarton, N. H.
, has testimony to the truth of the following account of the murder of his brother-in-law at Genevieve
, Mo., some months ago: James R. Cochrane
, of New-Boston, N. H.
, had been in Missouri
several years engaged in teaching.
He had been in Genevieve
nearly a year in the same occupation.
One day a rebel by the name of Andrew Burnett
met him and asked him to swear allegiance to the confederate government, and on his refusal threatened to shoot him. “Shoot,” says Cochrane
, with patriotic determination, “I shall never acknowledge allegiance to that government.”
drew his pistol and killed him on the spot.--Concord Patriot, September 27