A curious incident.
--In our issue of the 31st ult., we published a telegram from New Orleans announcing the explosion of a powder mill near that city.
The following incident in connection with the explosion we copy from the New Orleans Delta
, of the 3d.
After the explosion of the powder mill and complete demolition of the old hospital building over the river, last Saturday night, our readers will remember that the fire burned for two days and nights, the flames bursting up between the bricks and rubbish as it ignited the wood and other combustible matter beneath the ruins.
On Tuesday morning, after cooling down the fire, a lot of workmen began moving away the bricks and mortar, to see if any machinery could be found worth saving.--Whilst engaged in this service, David Farrier
found beneath the ruins the large and beautiful Confederate flag belonging to the building.
Upon exhuming it, those present were astonished to find that; although the blue ground work was pierced with holes, made by the pieces of brick which went through it, not a single star, of the eleven was injured or solled — each one of them being as white and unhurt as at the moment the flag was made!
When the colors were first discovered, Farrier
, who could only see the blue and stars, criedout, ‘"Three cheers, men, for the bounie blue flag!"’ and they were given most heartily.
After taking it out of the guins he wrapped it around his body, and with all the enthusiasm of a true and gallant Southron, he gave vent to his feelings of joy. ‘"--lem."’ said he, ‘"they may set fire to our powder mills and burn our towns and cities, but they can never destroy the Confederate