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A Bee battle. --An account in the Carlisle Patrick, of 7th June, 1827. says: At the village of Cargo, in Cumberland, a struggle took place between two swarms of boss. A day or two earlier one of these communities had swarmed in the usual way, and been safely hived. On the day of battle a swarm of bees from some neighboring hive was seen to be flying over the garden in which the fire mentioned hive was situated. They instantly darted down upon the hive and completely covered it. In a little time they began to enter the hive, and poured into it in such numbers that it soon became completely filled. Then commenced a terrible struggle. A lend, humming noise was heard, and presently both armies of combatants rustled forth; the besiegers and the besieged did not fight within the beleaguered city, but in the open air. The battle raged with such fury that the ground beneath was soon covered with the wounded and slain; the wounded crawled about painfully, unable to rise and j