cathedral bell pealed an ' ;; -
alarm, and the drums beat ,",
to a r m s. Meanwhile, OLD ST. JOHN'S GATE, QUEBEC.
Montgomery, at the head
of one party of Americans, was hurrying eagerly along a narrow path between the rocks and the river. It was almost blocked up with drifted snow, but his troops made their way without mishap to within fifty yards of a battery commanding the path. Then the leader halted his force and sent on an officer to reconnoitre. He heard no sound, and Montgomery, hoping to surprise the British, ordered his men to dash forward. Suddenly a storm of bullets burst from the battery. Montgomery himself fell dead. The two officers next in command were also shot down, and the soldiers had to retreat. Meanwhile, Arnold's men had forced their way into the lower town, but their leader was wounded, and they, too, were obliged