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Lovatz

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
September
Year
1877
Copyright
Public Domain
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The war correspondent of the Loiufag Telejraph sends the following gruphic description of the attaok on Lovatz : " Gen. Skobeloff, the horo of Schip, ka pass, is the hero of Lovatz. The man who with twenty companies lulj Schipka pass for four dayB agaiiat Suleiman Pasha's army is the man who more than any otlier contributcd to the capturo of Lovatz. "Lovatz is ono of the old willed towns in Bulgaria, and has in times ol peace a population of 3,000 or 4,009. It is situated in a roiigh, broken conatry at tho head waters of the Osemo, and is naturally strong. The approaches were difficnlt and the defense desperate. The Turkish lines were advanml to the front of the town on the rond to Sistova, and were strongly postol on the road leading to Plevna. The outposts were taken after a brief struggle, Then came the hard work of the day- the HRwault on the strong positions iiearor the town and in it. There was littlc chance for display of strategy. It ra (letcrmination and dash that carriod the day, The men moved at first witli Kussian stolidness. The first successes warmed üiem to flercer aetion, and Skobeloff pushed everything forward with nervoiis energy. "Charge succeeded charge, and a regiment depleted was replaced by another, or was reinforced in such a way as to contribute to the enthusiasm of the troops. Finally tliere carne a fieree onset that cleared the dingy, picturesque old town of Turks. Position after poeition had been taken. One desperate struggle had succeeded another, separated by intervals of artillery firing, and now came the last charge, whieb, from the nature of the ground and from the formation of the troops, seemed at firet a disorderly rush. But after the first recoil under the Turkish fire the progres was rapid. There was an interval of indescribable confusión and tremendons racket; then a round of cheers answered by shouts from the troops who had carried the Turkish position to the r.orth. The commanding General dashed np to tlie front, offleers galloped hitlier and thither like men half crazed, and as the sun went down there was a new formation of lines that augured well lot the future." (üovernors " on a Lark." A New York paper tells us how our dignifiêd Western Governors araused themselves during their recent visit to the metropolis: "At the conclusión of their general reception and business meeting at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Gov. Garber, of Nebraska, Gov. Bedle, of New Jersey, and Gov. Newbold, of Iowa, left for home. After they had gone, the quartette who remained for the purpose of inspecting the city educational institutions found themsolves witli time on their hands. While considering wiat they should do, Pólice Commissioner Wheeler was annouuced, and asked to answer the question. The Commissioncr said that as the hour was late the onlj sights available were the tiger and the elephant, both of whom could he seen to advantage at that hour of the night The Western visitors consented. Cmriages were ordered and the party starled in questof the elephant. The first place visited was the Grand Duke's Oper House. About an hour was spent there, ■and then party adjourned to Harry Hill's. Their presence was quiekly noticed, and a special programme w8 improvised for tlieir entertainment, dwing the oonrse of which Kelly and Seddons' ' Mouse ' had a set-to with the glovcs, which called out loud applanse from the gentlemen from Kansas ano Wisconsin. Other ontertainments tollowed, and at an early hour in the moraing tho party rcturned to the Fiftl Avenue Hotel." The last session of Parliament was the first for forty ycars in which Mr. Ds' raoli has not been a prominent lig'" His voluntary exile to the House of Lords has deprived tlie Commons of a most active member, whatcver m.v w thought of liis usefulness.

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