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A little Heroine.

--The article published below appears as a communication in the Cincinnati Enquirer of July 9th. Our readers will admire the bold, patriotic spirit evinced by the young lady on the occasion referred to. When the girls of Kentucky show such determination and bravery, we have reason to hope that it will not be long before the men of that formerly patriotic old Common wealth will follow their example:

Secession Flag Captured in Covington.--The account of the capture of a Secession flag in this place, as published in the Gazette of yesterday, is not altogether correct. The facts, as received from an entirely reliable source, are these: Rev. Mr. Nicholson, late of Ohio, now living on Eleventh street, has a daughter fifteen years old, lately from a boarding school in the interior of Kentucky, where, it seems, by association with a large number of Southern girls, she has become very ardent in her sympathies for the South. She recently made a toy Secession flag, a few inches long, for a little sister, which was displayed in the window early on the morning of the Fourth. Mr. Nicholson, on discovering it, ordered it to be removed, which was immediately done.

After the morning parade of Capt. Shinckle's company, they repaired to Mr. Nicholson's house and demanded the flag. Mr. Nicholson ‘"complied with the request"’ readily, and not ‘"reluctantly,"’ as the Gazette says. The language imputed to the father by the Gazette was uttered by the daughter, viz: ‘"Southern men would not act in this way,"’ The flag was then surrendered by the maiden with the remark, ‘"Gentlemen, it will not be long till this flag will wave all over this land."’ She then surrendered it with a ‘"hurrah for Jeff. Davis."’ We are assured that so far as the making and displaying of the flag are concerned, it was purely childish sport, of which the father disapproved in the order for the removal of the toy as soon as he discovered it in the window.

Maj. Hays said to Capt. Shinckle, ‘"You are engaged in a very little business."’

The Captain replied, ‘"I wish no words with you,"’ and returned to his company with the flag. A good deal of excited talk occurred during the afternoon about the affair, and a great many Secession flags were paraded on the streets by ardent Secessionists.

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