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vwukjpuic H Wit
OFFICE: BROWNLOWS OLD STAND,
Kittrnnce on (UY NTKEET, KiistNlile.
Between Main and Hill streets.
Railroad Extension Tho Road from Athens
to Clayton to ho Built.
At a meeting in Augusta Inst week, of tho
Directors of the Georgia Bailroad, n resolu
tion was passed which, we think, insures
the extension of tho road from this place to
Clayton. We arc indebted to our cstccniod
fellow-citizen, Col. Stevens Thomas, (one
of the Directors), for a copy of tho resolu
r tion, which was adopted hr response to a
communication from Col. M. C. Fulton,
chairman of the committee appointed for
that purpose by the railroad meeting held
here last fall. Tho following is tho rcsolu
,tion as unanimously adopted by tho Board
of Directors :
" Jlcsolvcd. by the Directors of the Geor
gia Railroad and Banking Company, That
whenever they arc assured that a road from
Knoxvlllo to Rabun Gap will be built, they
hold themselves pledged to construct a
road from Athens to Rabun Gap."
Now, this is clear and explicit thcro is
no room for doubt or equivocation. It is
not proposed to wait until tho road from
Knoxville is finished, but the Georgia Di
rectors pledgo themselves to extend their
road " whenever assured " thnt the other
will bo built.
It may be said that railroads cannot be
built with resolutions. While this is true
in the main, it is also true thatthey cannot
foe built without them. AVhile it is true
that tho resolutions of a mere public meet
ing, which do not bind individuals, may
fail to build railroads, we would remind
those who are disposed to doubt tho final
success of this great work, that tho resolu
tion above is not tho empty resolve of a
public meeting, and therefore a more ex
pression of opinion, but the solemn obliga
tion of a powerful corporation, of unlimit
ed credit and vast resources, able at any
time to do tho contemplated work. . No
one has heretofore questioned the ability of
the Georgia Railroad to make the proposed
extension, but many doubted Its desire to
do so. The resolution adopted at the late
meeting leaves no room for doubt now. It
is true that tho pledge is based upon a con
tingencythe building of u road between
Itnoxvfiloand Clayton a portion of which
is now in actunl operation and other por
tions graded. They cannot bo any reason
able question as to its early completion.
Indeed, we havo seen tho announcement
that work is about to be resumed.
In view of all these facts, then, it may be
considered as a " Jixcd fact" that the Geor
gia Railroad will ere long establish its
Northern terminus at Clayton thus open
ing up the most direct railroad line between
the Great West and tho Southern Atlantic
ports, ns well as the most direct eommuni
cation between the granaries of the West
ana tiie interior ot tne Cotton States.
Cincinnati made a trreat mistake in so
lecting Chattanooga as the objective point
of her Southern Railroad, and the Ken
tucky Legislature by refusing the right of
way, lias presented a favorable opportunity
for recovering for this false step. Knox
ville 18 the proj.er objective point. Because.
being connected by rail with Dalton a lino
which is actually twelve miles shorter than
the so-called "air-line" or "Chitwood"
route, elves all the advantages, so far ns
Southern Interior trade is concerned, that
eoiuu ue secureu at unaiiaiiooga while by
the now line fronlKnoxvillo to Tort Royal,
via Rabun Grp, Athens and Augusta, the
nuuriesb inie 10 an viianuc port, is secured
And not onlv does thin mimi tlm mt II
rect line to the Atlantic coast, but tho in
terior markets of a large section of Georgia
and the Carolinas.
Whatever Cincinnati may Anally do, one
thing Is certain, there will be a great rail
road highway between Knoxvlllo and the
Great West, the Blue Ridge Road will bo
constructed, anu ueorgia is compelled, in
self-defence, to construct a road to "tap"
that road at Clayton. It will bo built by
somebody if not from Athcus, from somo
other lwfnt. The Georgia Railroad has the
" inside track" In this matter, and we nr
gratified to see that her ablo and intelligent
directory nave been equal to tho occasion,
and solemnly pledged that powerful cor
poration to do tho work.
And right heartllv do wo ronirrntnlntn
the people .of Northeast Georgia in view of
incur luuHpecuve nngnier aays in tho near
future. The early completion of the air
lino road and the Northeastern extension
of the Georgia road will open up to them a
career of prosperity which will exceed the
most sanguine expectations.
The above wo clip from tho Southern
Watchman, published at Athens, Georgia.
It is gratifying to know that so much in
terest is felt in a project as importaut as
tills to East Tennessee and to Northeast
Georgia. The Georgia railroad company is
just the Corporation to put this meusuro
through. The company is one of the rich
est in tho South, and does not Indulge in
Idle resolutions or empty speculations.
Tho prospect for the early completion of
tho Rabun Gap road is good, and when
done, according to the abovo, insures our
railway connection with the sea-board at
Augusta, as well as Charleston. Tho peo
ple or Northeast Georgia nro becoming
aroused on this subject. A largo and en
thusiastic meeting was held at Monroo on
tho 15th lust., at which a number of gen
tlemen delivered speeches in favor of a
railroad from Knoxvlllo to Macon. Knox
vlllo and Hast Tennessee generally are vi
tally interested In this movement, and wo
hope our citizens will show tho people of
Georgia and the Carolinas that thoy thus
feel. If we ever make the progress In Hast
Tennessee we should make, it must be I
through our advantages for maniifuptnrlnr
and when wo become n manufacturing peo
ple, this road will bo demanded as an out
let for our products. Its completion is an
Doci Tennessee Need a Protective Tariff to
Develop her Iron Interests ?
Tho editor of the Chattanooga Times ad
vocates Fi-qo Trade, ostensibly in the Inter
eat of tho people of Tennessee. Professing
a great desire for the advancement of all
homo industries, and especially for the de
vclopmeutof the abundant beds of rich iron
ore In this State, ho would, nevertheless,
have the Government strike off the present
duty on iron and put us in direct competi
tion with the cheap lnbor and capital of
PJg Iron Is almost entirely tho product of
labor. It Is tho converting by labor of beds
of ore, limestone, coal and standing timber
articles in themselves of no value Into
an article of merchandise something of
great value and universal necessity. If Eng
land can control labor at half .the prico that
't costs in Tennessee, she can produce Iron
i.t half price. Saying nothing about the
disadvantages of the want of skill, experi
ence and long established business, the
manufacturer in Tennessee must be ablo to
get his labor at the same price, or a Protec
tive Tarifi'must make up the difference, in
order to successfully compete in market
with his iron.
One tiling or the other is true, and we
would like to havo tho editor of the Times
say which he favors. It is for tho best in
terests of Tennessee to havo tho current
price of iron so high as will induce capital
ists to engage in the business start the
furnaces now Idle, develop new mines,
build new furnaces, and make the supply
of iron so abundant as to start rail mills,
until every mil used in tho country shall
bo from the product of our native, soil and
homo industry trusting to competition
and the ordinary laws of supply and de
mand to settle what that prico shall be ; or
else it is, on the contrary, for her best in
terests to so depress the price of iron by
admitting the. foreign article free of duty
as will notonly prevent all attempts in now
enterprises, but also kill oil' those now en
gaged in the business. If lie favors tho lat
ter, lot him bo consistent, and, like the
Knoxville Whig and other Freo Trade
journals, openly denounce the Iron manu
facturers as a set of monopolists who seek
to oppress and swindle the people by sell
ing iron at $40 00 per ton that coBts less
than S20 00 to make it Go in for stopping
all our iron productions, unless the manu
facturers will promise to sell as low as they
can be bought for hi England,
-The Tinics says: "East Tennessee does
notjiccd a Tariif for the benefit of iron
manufactures any more than for her corn
and bacon." This is a mistake, for the
reason that no importation of provisions
comes In competition with that which our
fanners send to market. But not so with
iron. If tho metal could all be marketed
at the nearest railroad station there might
be some plausibility in the statement. But
iron must go abroad to find a market. It
must enter into manufactures that go to
avery part of the cquntry. To contend
that tho high freight from Now York to
Tennessee is a protection against foreign
importations is an absurdity. Iron, manu
factured in Tennessee, Georgia and Ala-
bama,has been largely shipped to tho North
within the past year, at a much greater
cost for freight than foreign iron pays sent
to the same market. Iron cannot bo sent
to sonic parts of Georgia from Tennessee
without paying more freight than it costs
the foreigner to the same point.
Tho fact that wo are now using largely
of English rail on our Southern roads, not
withstanding the "extortionate duties,"
proves the falsity of tho assertion that we
do not need protection for iron more than
corn and bacon. England is prepared to
produce 5,000,000 tons of iron per annum.
Her manufacturers look to this country to
find a market for a largo portion of this
iron, in various shape, and they will con
tinue to ship and pay tho duty rather than
stop business, even at little or'no profit. If
the duty should be taken oil", instead of at
once sinking the price $9.00 per ton in our
market, tho effect would bo to advance its
value in English markets, say, $5.00, while
lowering it in ours but $1.00. Tho United
States gets littlo or no benefit, England re
alizes all, for this reason : That while the
prico to tho consumer may bo $-1.00 por ton
less, tho Government has lost this amount
of duty, Then, as soon as tho manufac
turers in this country can bo compelled to
suspend business, and driven from the mar
ket, the price will bo advanced as nearly to
tho Protect! vo Tarill' rate as it is possible
for tho English manufacturers to hold it.
To fulfill our destiny as a great and inde
pendent nation, wo must roly upon our
own resources. We ought to be ashamed
to confess that we had not suflle.ent energy
and capacity to furnish our own iron. It is
certainly contemptible to have Free Trade
editors here in Tennessee barnlm? on tho
extortion and injustice of so high a Tariff
on iron, what does it matter if it were
fourfold higher, when wo arc able to make
our own iron y tho ract that the English
man pays the tax and sends Inn imnnM-
tics of iron to all parts of this country is of
useii sunicicnt answer that the Tariff is
not too high.
But it is said that it gives the Iron meit
such a monopoly; they make too much
money out of it. We wish that the editor
of tho Times could succeed in making the
people of Tennessee believe tho truth of his
assertions, so far as to be convinced that
the manufacture pf4rou is tho best business
going. Perhaps it would result hi starting
the rail mill at Chattanooga. If he should
take stock in the, mill, we will guarantee
that ho will lio hi favor of u Tariff on rails
COAL OIL BURNED.
Hlx TlioitHittut nnrrrjH or C'riulc Oil Ititriipil
til Cleveland-Loss H-IO.OOO.
From the Cleveland HernM, April II.
Thi lnnm 1'rilmmi nf UlnpL- uihaI-,. Mm
"-Ow .......... . b...v.v i'11I1JIU lillll,
rose from the vicinity of Central Wnv and
tile Atlantic mill Oronf. Wnalni-n T.,1,...,,.
- , , V " ..'.11. ..lllllltli. .
about eight o'clock Wednesday morning,
nwwuniuiieu uiu duelling on lire Ol
four tniikrnra of iwtrnlnnm ,m,l nf M, .i
jacent receiving-tanks of W. H. Doane &
day the black volumes of smoke are seen
loll I II I' nil. for tlinrn lu nn cn.l. M.I..,.
j. in, uifsuiib wniiiiK ii a. ai. Wednes
anguishing the fire, and all that can be
done is to prevent the Haines from coinniu-
iiiuiuiug it) uiuoiiwotkboi wesunuo&Uo
vv v iino inn jjvnij u
ditrcriner dltnhf- tn nrnvonf. tlm finw a(
nrWl T nil nil M AmllAlllnl.U . A t .
,u,u "J vmui tuuvt'iviuiiu yiL'UUUUQllH.
Four tank-cars of crude oil wcro upon
tho rnilwnv .frank, hoi n hp Ilunhir1 r
the receiving tanks--, when a passing loco-
iiiuiiiu uMiuneu me upon uio iracu, tnus
lhdltintr the eras arisini? from tluoH.uni,l.',.l
ground. The flames spread, almost like a
Hash, to the tank-cars, set the oil ablaze
aim expioued them. Tho communication
of the Haines to tho nearest receiving tank
a iiuuiiui resun. anu irom tills to the
other two". Such, at least, is tho only plau
sible supposition as to the origin of the fire.
In tho cars and tanks were about 0,000
barrels of crude oil, 'frorth about $5.20 per
barrel, making a loss of over $30,000 in oil,
besides loss ol carstand injury to tanks.
nit; iuss is covered to tne amount ol 0,000
The fire in the huge tanks continued to
burn with scarcely abated fury during the
uiiv, mm mi neariy niKinignr. The dense
column of black smoke rolled up and dis
persed into great clouds, which lloated over
tumm jiuiiiuuui me cuy, nnpregnai
ing tho air with noisome odors. Two
steamers remained at the fire during the
uuj unu uuu iii nigui, mere ucing men lit'
tie dancrorof n further stirrnil nf tlm (Inm.u
A large force of firemen and others were
eoiiHiauiiy ai worn, taiting ovcry possible
precaution to avert the disastrous rsults
,.l. Int. .irmilil 1.1. 1, A , f
nuum UUIJI-IIUMIIUIIIU Hie lailKS glVO
way and a Hood of burning oil How over
iuv itiijui;i;iiii giuuiui.
Between one and two o'clock In the af
ternoon a sad accident occurred. A pipe
leading to one of the tanks exploded, and
the blazing contents were thrown over a
number of tho firemen who were on duty
at that point. Edward Delaucy, captain
of the hosemen of steamer No. 2, was terri
bly burned about the face, neck and hands
aud upon portions of the body. Win. M.
Humphrey, a hosoman of tho same com
pany, was also badly burned, similarly to
tho other, although with less severity.
First Assistant Engineer Bennett had h'is
whiskers spoiled and a few blisters upon
the face, narrowly escaping serious injury.
Delaucey and Humphrey wcro taken in
carriages to their homes, tho former on
Fulton and the latter on Hichox street, and
everything possible was dono for their re
lief, At a late hour Wednesday evening,
Delancy was in a critical condition, fears
of a fatal result being entertained. Hum
phrey was comfortable, aud, although suf
ferincr severelv. will iirnlmllv lm nf) v;i,
in a few days.
tho amount or loss will probably bo fully
as great as said above. It was stated in the
nftariionn flint tlin nmnnnt nf nil tt. Mm
tanks would reach 8,000 barrels. The fire
burns in such cbhos until tho last drop of
oil Is consumed, it being simply impossible
w vAiiiiuinii ii.
What a Board of Trade Did In Ohio.
Our nnnnln irlfhf f11 Inlrs
She has but finished an extensive system
of water workn, at a cost of over $100,000,
subscribed nearly $430,000 for a new rail-
ivmiiI imiIai n - . i
jwuu hu . vuiLiiuiii iv, i n., iionnmor
tho lfst with $105,000. Tho citizens ot
Canton nri nllvn in tlnli fnfni-natu in..
hold of an enterprise as though they meant
business not gingerly, and cautiously,
and fearfully, as our peoplo do, with a
want or confidence in each other, but with
"viin and purpose that is sure to win.
Muell of fllltt rnnilliitinn fin- nnlnioUn .....I
successful action at Canton is doubtless due
to tho Board of Trade, which, including
the lilisinrsiu mrm ,r Hint ..It,. I,, IK,
zatlou, takes to Its patronage, and support
niu jiuuui; eiuei prises 01 tno city. WHY
cannot, Mnnuflnlrl li.n-i. ii iinnni ..r 'n.,i'
...... ..,, v1 . ..viti tt irt x i.niv
something with a tangibility, and doth-
DortunitleH and snlworvo tlm ln!tvuitu f
our city? Mansfield Hernia.
Wo commend tho abovo toouralilo Ronnl
of Trade, In tho hope that they may find
in it somo eucouraceuicnt to make similnr
exertions in behalf of our city.
English Quakers havo sent a box
o Lexington, Ky., for the use of
i e pi'iiitoniiary is to be con-
N i -hville by a street railroad. '
APRIL 27, 1870.
TWO MIOYEIIS TALK.
llujlnu OrnwH nml Wnler-SlullViI Ileoios.
On tho train front Pittsburg lastcvenini'.
I was much Interested in a talk between
two well known Western drovers, who
were returning from market. I took notes
on tne margin or my newspaper, and pre
sent the cream thereof :
" I always try to buy good cattle, and
pay what they aro worth to me, but 1 will
not buy a steer full of grass and water.
My stock aro sold from the pasture early
in tlm tnnriilno- T unl,l mm Vm 1.1.1 ...,.1
O ..'w... iiuuuivu illiu
seventy head or nice steers, by telegraph.
uk mini i-i'iun iter 11VUIU1, nomc weignt. 1
took them out early and weighed them.
After lll'lirlv t.Vl vnnlsl f wnu nninn1lmi.ul-
ed on the transaction, and sold a hunch of
..nMI.. I.. .- 1 t 1 ...
tuniu in 11 Hum iiiuraei, on my reputation
with that dealer. Yes, of course ! I could
have miiili' flvn linmlriul alnllnm 1.,.
Ing them full, but it would not jiay. It Is
as dishonest to sell stock full of grass and
water as to sell sand in sugar, or water in
" Do you feed much corn ?"
"Not so much us tho most cattle men.
1 IHHMn I'nl-lv hnfnrit iriviLu f.ill r...l
- T O"- ' -.7 - . '.-, J nil 1"1 11 11M
llirllt. Ineroiisinir MM tlm frrwit. lrlllu tlm..,.,,!,..
u I o - - -" - . w . w ....... .11
until they get what they will eat. I feed
111 uie ueiu. ine pasture, with tne com,
keeps tho sap in the steer. You know
that tile snn Ipiivpm tlm Htm- w f.mi ..u if
does the grass. Unless you begin to feed
eany your cattlo will shrink. 1 never buy
cattle to feed unless their hair lies smooth
and soft: then kpnn tlimn nmwlni, m,Ml r
market them. I don't feed much corn at
present prices. I find it more profitable to
pasture and feed light. It is safer than to
bnv. for no tnnn p.ni toll linu tn !...
the present markets. I like to deal with a
man i wiiy, x nave some neighbors who
havo (n ho wntclwil. T nm nlillrr,..! ....
I ..... ,,.,,,111 in
L early and see the stock weighed, and then
oumtuuiia i Kwi. iuu nutru oi ine :ino
salt their stock, so that 1 liavn in
tiiem full of water."
" Thnt.'H lilMt, nivoviwrlimmi tnnl Ilni
you know thnt people arc becoming more
dishonest every day '.' There is a new kind
of honesty now. It is "law honesty"
to be lust honest enomrli to Irnon hiaiio ,,e
the law. Why, when I go through tho
Country I see live men Idle where one is at
work, ejrpnnt In tlm Imnwi. tm r
meet farmei-s' boys in their-troftiiiir wair-
ons. sninnimr aloinr !.hinri fnf I wttvn
Paper collars line the wayside. I tell you
the people aiodeireiieratimr."
1 T I'sin't. nirriin with vmi nutlpnU' 'r..-
ehineiy lias made u revolution in Vanning
that is a blessing to the people. They have
niuiu unu; iui ijjipiuvuiuuiit uxm pleasure.
than the linen ones I used to wear: besides
1 1 c ' .
mi;iu mi: iiiiiiiiiciiM oi poor women and
children employed making them. We
must not expect our children to do as wo
did fifty years ago. We aro thankful that
we can give tliem better advantages than
we enjoyed. I try to learn my boys tho
value ol money the vuluo of one dollar
ami I teach tliem how to trade, buy and
nun. i iiuu i expect mem to maKc money
every time, n tney mane a bad bargain,
T toll tlinm to lift innro mirnfnl lint It .I,.,. I
do to scold, for you know we make poor
. ,1 . ,.1I - T 1 1 t ., .
wjiuuiiiiies. x leu you inai larniers
miss it by not interesting their children in
their business. Do it when thevaro vomnr
before habits are formed. Don't let vour
ciiuuren iiiiiiK, raiiier nas enough for
us.' I have seen families ruined by de
pending on what their parents had accu
mulated. Another mistake that many
men have made is by not milking partner
of their wives. I have often wished I
knew as much ah my wife. We have but
one interest at home ; that is ours. When
my children want to start for themselves I
help them. I try to givo them, while at
homo, that experience which will enable
them to prosper."
"Do you employ much help?"
"Yes, considerable; most married men
to whom I furnish houses and garden
ground. I go to my merchant and tell
him my hands want orders for goods, and
that I will settle every thirty dayH ; that
these orders must buy his goods as cheap
as cash, If I find they do not I change
custom to another merchant."
" Your plan la a good one for you, per
haps, but I never run in debt for any tiling.
If wo heeded, goods we waited until wo
could pay for them. It is the only safe
way to do. I owe my success to"
"Brldtronorfc!" i-nlls nut tlm
and thus ends my notes of the 11 Drovers'
conversation." Rural New Yorker,
TT v 11 nf. Art Ami ilttwl
confidingly on Senatorial humors, or to bo
certain of fjenatorial virtue from hour to
hour. Tlm linnoa iiwnli-ul rf -viwitni.,!.,,.!
indications aro sadly deferred by to-dav's
revelations, and tho heart is made sick at
the prospect of four moro orations on tho
Gcomia bill. Anil mm of tlmm nrmtt
Davis' at that I How has this natient nub
ile sinned that It should bo thus aillicted?
What with ATr. TTiinitHnii'a niiuiimmrtixl
assertions and loose calculations, and tho
reiteration of the stalo arguments which
had dono service on a half dozen other like
occasions, our afllictions are greater than
wo can bear. Hannllv the vote on tho Mil
Is fixed for Tuesday, and we shnll then
hope to see tho end of tho discussion. In
tho meantime, we beg Messrs. Drake, Da
vis. Thavor. and Trumbull, who nro nn-
nounced to siieak, if thoy love us, don't !
aV. Y. Tribune..
Tlm uliowtllir nf f-Vimmt.iu1iitni. Tin Ititm
that the receipts fronj taxes under Grant's
Administration aro much larger than for
pnrrofiivmill lm luirttvl umlni tin. ,mvw..w1Ik!
one, is used by Democratic papers as proof
mm, uiuiu mm ueen an incrgaso instead ot
reduction in tho rate of taxation. On tlin
contrary tho largest aggregate Incrcaso is
tho result of tho thorough economical col
lection of tho taxes at rates very much re
duced from what they. were. In this state
alone, for instance, the Increased revenue
from tobacco during eight months of Mr.
Delano's administration, over a corrcspon-
lltmr finplfn! nf n rnrniiin ,.im. ,,. Ol l'l-
770 00. Kuch facts are their own siifilcieni
argument. JSTcw York Tribune,
A TQWrBOAT BLOWN UP.
Tliu Ituvrn Hurst li'of.nollpr nml SIiiIih
Tho Killed nml WoiimleitAJUrnve nml
TriiC'IIcnrfpit ?fnu NnveN Mniiy r.tves.
From tho Cincinnati ClacKf, ApriU6. " "
At 101 o'clock last night tho tow-boat
Baven burst her boilers at Rtewart's Land
ing, above the Boiling mill. Three, and
perhaps all of the four boilers exploded.
All day yesterday tho Baven had been- re
pairing her boilers. She had four of tliem,
'Si feet long by 381nchers in diameter each
provided with two 11-lnch fines. They
were six years' old. Charcoal Iron, one
fourth ot an inch In thickness, was used in
their construction. At 11 o'clock p. at. tho
Raven started out from Stewart's Landing.
Joe Martin, one of tho engineers, observed
the boiler, which had been provided witli
a new sheet, leaking all around tho seams
of that sheet, and, becoming alarmed, told
till' cjintnln tn lmnil f, tlm ulin.n rri.i..
" 1 ' ... . v, . .111. i, 1 1 11 1 1 t ill!,
she was doing, and had nearly accomplish-
nl It .itllli ...1..... n. .. r, ..
"tm nm m, niiuii mo oaiencu ijoil
er burst, and, almost, simultaneously with
it. tlm tivn nillni'oiit. Knlluru nn l,...wl...l
and forty pounds of steam was on at the
M.... ..r .1... .i ,.. I., ...
nine ui mu uiuiMiropiier ami ine Doners
were well supplied with water, so far ns
With a tremendous roar tho cabin, from
several feet aft or the pilot liouso to the
front, lnnnpfl Intn tlm nip nml, I o.,,l.
" 1 ---'x - - -" v..w .... j iiiiiiii niuuiV
ashes, steam and fire, and went crashlmr
nvitp u'lll, (In. 4 .. 1 1 ..1,1 I..,..
,Tv. mi nm uuiiuiicvyn, iiui one oi
.liA 1 l t r,, .. . ' .
mu uurguH inoiigHiiic. oiiricKS and groans
broke out into the silence that for a mo
ment succeeded the awful catastrophe.
Men cried from beneath tho wreck or
mitnimrl In Iw.lnlnuu irm., rpt.n 1...11 .,!
- ... HHlLm MpuuJ 111U llllll 1HIU
its barges Were lloatfng down tho river.
xii mu uuiuiii' unu conipsioii, tnose ot
tho crow not disabled were stunned and
bewildered. What could they do? There
Will no niPMIIU of riMlf hitlir tint olinni rnin.
yawl had been blown away, and tho wreck
was fioatlng into the current.
Joslitia Tucker, foreman in Goodhue's
stone yard, a man of brawny limbs and
stout heart, heard the roar of the explosion
from IiIm flnnttmr linitw., itmncit.l fn,,. li,,
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to the place by tho cries for help and tho
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iwurw mill ill Lliuir liuilie, gllVU IIIIU BUClier,
went back, saved another man from agravo
In thy Ohio, and then returned to the
wreck. It was still lloating down stream.
With his cooler head ho directed tho able
bodied on board and mnnuged to get a line
ashore, and to check the progress of tho
barges just opposite tho foot of Butler street.
Before any one could.be got ashore tho
wreck sunk out of sight, leaving tiio barges
afloat. Before this time James Kennedy
and Peter Sham had come to the icscue,
and were on the barges working to get
Capt. DeWolf from beneath the ruins. Ex
actly how thoc escaped who got ashore no
one in the confusion la.t evening could
University Sports Tho Uoat-Uaec Bchreeu
Oxford and Cambridge.
The University boat-raco has come to be
nearly as much a national holiday as the
Derby. There is not so much gambling,
rascality and blackguardism mixed up In
it, but there is a keener and higher personal
interest. Oxford and Cambridge come to
town en masse, and the Alumni of both,
aud all their relations. London breaks out
In dark blue and light blue, the colors of
the two clubs. For weeks before the race
tho newspapers havo their daily columns
on the form and practice of tho crews.
The river banks aro daily lined with
enthusiastic amateurs. Tho photographs
of tho Oxford aud Cambridge muscularities
aro in tho shop windows.
For nine years Oxford has beaten ; but
it became evident somo days before tho
race this year that this luck was about to
change. The betting was even a great
change from former years'; and Cambridge
was. the victor. The weather lias been for
a fortnight as fine as possible, and as high
tide was at 5 p. ai. the crowd wus almost
unprecedented. London and a largo part
or England went up Avlth the flood tjdo on
the Thames, or on cither side of it, and
crowded banks and bridges. Nino out of
ten, it must be said, did not care twopence
for the race, but they cared a erent deal for
a holiday tho excitement of a crowd tho
chance to spend or get something. All
along tho banks of tho river were bands of
negro minstrels harps and violins, German
bands, organs and monkeys, irvmnasts.
cheap Jacks, sharpers, hawkers of all sorts
and a confused bedlam of sounds. Then a
wave of excitement and cheering ran along,
slowly enough for everybody to take part
In it: a rush to tho water-side, a scramble
for places to see, wet feet or more for tho
foremost, huzzas for dark blue and light
blue, waving or hats and handkerchiefs
and all is over. The miles of sight-seers
finish up their recreations on land and
water, beer and cln How like tho tide down
thousands of thirsty throats and the day is
Tho night before tho race is a oucer sort
of saturnalia. Tho undergraduates of botli
Universities ko tho rounds ol tho music
halls, winding up at Evans", In Covent
Garden. ELewhero thoy are strangers
here thoy make themselves at home. As
the two crews are on strict diet, their friends
refrain from cntlng and drinking in their
presence, and the whole pubuo is com
pelled to come into the sanio sympathetic
arrangement, and fast with those who fast.
If a waiter brlugs a glass of alo for tho
thirstiest mortal, smash goes tho glass. No
more of thoso wonderful steaks and chops ;
no big potato rolled in a napkin until it
falls upon the plato a mound of .snow,
Every dish mid glnss everything break
able Is banished Finally, Oxford mid
Cambridge take pose-sion of tho stage.
sing their own songs, and have a boisterous
mill merry time, as is tho manner of colle
gians in both hemispheres.