The correspondent of a Baltimore paper thus describes the closing scenes:
Shortly after seven o'clock, Lieutenant E. B. Stuart, of the 1st Cavalry, who was acting as aid for Colonel Lee, advanced to parley with the besieged, Samuel Strider, Esq., an old and respectable citizen, bearing a flag of truce.
They were received at the door by Captain Brown. Lieutenant Stuart demanded an unconditional surrender, only promising them protection from immediate violence, and a trial by law. Cap then be permitted to pursue them, and they would fight if they could not escape.
Of course, this was refused, and Lieutenant Stuart pressed upon Brown his desperate position, and urged a surrender.
The expostulation, though beyond earshot, was ev off escape in every direction.
The marines, divided in two squads, were ready for a dash at the door.
Finally, Lieutenant Stuart, having failed to arrange terms with the determined Captain Brown, walked slowly from the door.
ght, and that others will do right who interfere with you, at any time, and all times.
I hold that the golden rule--Do unto others as you would that others should do unto you --applies to all who would help others to gain their liberty.
Lieutenant Stuart. But you don't believe in the Bible?
Capt. B. Certainly I do.
Mr. V. Where did your men come from?
Did some of them come from Ohio?
Capt. B. Some of them.
Mr. V. From the Western Reserve, of course!
None came from Southern Ohi and had consented to surrender for the benefit of others, and not for my own benefit.
(Several persons vehemently denied this statement.
Without noticing the interruption, the old man continued :)
I believe the Major here (pointing to Lieut. Stuart) would not have been alive but for me. I might have killed him just as easy as I could kill a mosquito, when he came in ; but I supposed that he came in only to receive our surrender.
There had been long and loud calls of surrender from us,