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'WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCT. 18, 1SS2.
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jar Tekms : The Euixeti J.s published
daily m.d'fetned'lxte bt po&ttiue at 0
week; 25 cents per inonth; 7o cents
per llnee months ; Sl.cO per six mouths, and S3
per year. pn able In ad s mice.
IW'IHL EVENING BULLETIN HAS A
LARGER CIRCULATION IN THIS CITY,
Chester-and ABERDEEN, ohio, than
ANY Ox HER PAPER PUBLISHED IN WAYS-VILLE.
True Account of the Death of E. H. Pointer.
Ed. Bulletin : I have refrained from giving
any detailed account of the loss of my
partner" the late Edwin H. Poynter until I
was in possession of all the facts connected
with it. Immediately upon receiving the
telegram of Wright Bros. Vicksburg, Miss.,
notilying me of his loss I started for the
scene of the disaster to fully satisfy myself
of his fate and to recover his body if possible.
Upon reaching Vicksburg I found
Air. H. U. Poynter brother of the deceased
on the spot, upon the same sorrowful mission
as myself. In connection with Air.
Dan Searles and Mr. Allen we at once
chartered a small steam tug boat and they
in company with H. C. Poynter went tb
the scene of the wreck and" soon learned
there had been seven dead bodies found
and coroner's inquest held over them and
all buried upon the banks of the river.
Upon close investigation of all the facts
Mr. Allen was the only one of the party
who thought he had found traces of the
remains of his lost friend and it turned
out afterwards to be the body of his missing
sister. Mr. H. C. Poynter returned
and reported the result of his search
and said, there was onlv one body that
could have possibly been that of his brother
and that was a large fleshy man identified
on the coronet's inquest as being the second
engineer, but that every fact connected
with the description of the body
was so different from his brother he coulcl
give no reasonable demand at that time to
have it disenterred and examined. He
also stated the additional fact, that on this
body had been discovered a heavy gold
ring bearing this inscription on the inside
of it: "Be good, God bless thee" and the
ring was taken off and in possession of the
coroner. We both remembered his brother
wore a heavy gold ring on one of his little
lingers and were agreed that it was more
than probable the body would prove to be
We noticed in the Vicksburg papers
that no bodies would be removed to New
Orleans, till cold weather, and being fully
satisfied that this body would not be molested
for a few days, "we determined to return
home at once and place ourselves in
possession of the facts connected with the
ring, and all other facts that would in any
way have any bearing on the case. Haying
reached Maysville on the following
Sunday, I learne'd the whole truth about
the ring and inscription in it and gathered
together everything that could lead to the
recognition of the body and despatched a
messenger with letters "containing information,
and H. 0. Poynter started Monday
for Vicksburg. On arriving in that city,
in company with Mr. Chas. Wright, he
started in a large skiff with undertakers
and metalic case for the spot where the
body in question was buried. Procflring
the coroner, who still had the ring in
they speedily opened the grave
and in a few moments the body was fully
identified; to the satisfaction of all parties
present, and the coroner turned the ring
over to Mr. Poynter.
The body was then prepared, sealed up in
the case and they took up their journey
for home. On going down the river to
' meet the steamer Ed. Richardson for
Vicksburg it was learned that Mr. West-maker
a brother of the engineer had come
up from New Orleans and identified the
body at Hard Times .as being that of
the missing second engineer and the
wife of the lost man telegraphed
from New Orleans, that the ring on
her ' huSbttnd had no inscription in it
so that tho facts at once conspired
to prove, 'beyond all human question, the
body of Mr." Edwin H'Foyjtitef had been'
found, and would soon finft its last resting
place near tho scene of his and birth'
early boVhtfodand on a beautiful Bpot in
the. cemetery at Lexington, "WHerfc soon
wilt uu iuiu iim icuuijuaui jus.iigeu itutier,
funeral fnarolietfto the
tomb. ,TIjq precise manner1 in'ivhic'h the-deceased
lost hisljfo is only it matter of
Speculation. The condition of- the body
indicated he was evid'dn'tlv'drdftned as
there S('eVenribl trffcrkrsVf "burning or wotln'ds
of any description to be-discerned. From
the gatntents ontthe body tfheirfouud and
barefooted, it islprobabablel he a wakened
in time to rush from the flames that hemmed
him in on all sides and jumped irt the
river on the up stream side of the boat,
(as the state-room was on that side) and
was sucked under the boat by the strong
current before he ever came to the surface.
In the perilous moments he had to reflect
upon his chances of life, what tongue can
tell the-'agonies of that heart Thoughts
of dear ones in Ketitucky Must have
crowded thick and fast upon his mind as
he plunged in the great depths beneath,
only to grasp the embrace of death in the
bosom of the great Father of Waters. Alas!
how much sooner than we think is the
great problem of life solved for us. Often
when hopes of the future are brightest
and happy anticipations of earthly bliss
fill the soul with joy, the fell des'troyer
lays all things waste and shipwrecks the
soul in the ocean of time. While
the world will move on and our
griefs he hushed in the busy hum
of industry, the loss of such good and active
men, as the late Edward H. Poynter,
must leave a great void in the business of
life that can never be filled. In an honorable
and industrious career of business
lite, running through nearly a quarter of a
century of labor and usefulness, no one
has left a better name for all those noble
and manly qualities that combine to make
the true and successful man in this great
battle of human life. In the prime of life
and full health and hope, he is sadly stricken
" Such is the fate of our life's early promise,
so passing the spring tide of joy we
have seen. "Thev who have done their
part well in this life and are taken away
at its sunn' side of hope and happiness
lie down to pleasant dreams in a grander
state than life here can ever bring us. Mr.
Poynter was never happier or more ho
ful of accomplishing the great object of
life's work, than when he started on
recent trip South. Truly, all this has vanished
as a vapor and he is cut down. But,
thanks be to God, there is something
greater than the mere hopes of this life.
He had so lived that he was prepared for
the summons when it came, and having
been once lifted from a dead level to a living
perpendicular by the hand of the Master
on earth, he is weicomed home by the
Grand Master in that temple not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens.
A. T. Cox.
Kentucky State Journal : It looks as if
Ohio is trying to be a portion of the solid
Hon. John G. Carlisle has been unanimously
renominated for congress in his
Two Star Route crooks were sentenced
to fine and imprisonment, at Philadelphia,
Blackburn's majority over Owens in
the Seventh district at the primary election
is at least 5,000.
Upwards of three hundred and fifty
Presidential commissions of Postmasters
will expire during the next session of Congress.
It is announced that the Democrats will
contest the election of Morey, Hart and
McKinley, elected to the next congress
from Ohio, in the event of the House being
The Coffee- House License Qnestiou.
Referring to the recent decision of the
Superior Court of Kentucky, to the effect
that coffee-house license confers no right
to vend spirituous liquors, the Breckinridge
News says :
Now, however, that the decision has, at last
been rendered, and It will be well for the grand
Juries all over Jho state to take hold of the
nuudreds of timing houses that, uuder the
guise of coffeehouse license, "are selling all
kinds of ihtbotlca'uts.
The authorities in granting and. applicants
in acceptiug coffeehouse licenses
have acted in goodfaith,
county and city officers asr
stnriing"that under the "law such.' license
carried with' it the, right to vend tfjtfrttuous
liquors. -There vasi no infehf. in. any
quarter t6 'break1 orevade thq'law.' Under
.'thecirbn4atides''";it gmfe't usfthere is
no calltfbr. a hot pursuit .'oT.tfte.'iUn.Vittipg
t'tfeitdors. "' : - - - -'
? T suitable for olilce use. iA1ply to
FRANK K. PHISTER.
Two or three ulce een
tf tlemen can get lodging, with or without
board. Apply to
A good beer cooler and back
FOJC.SAXE be sold cheap. Apply at
olStfw THIS OFFICE.
FOR.AL.jn A.lurge.jiumber oi building
lots in Chester. Good location. Prices,
S1C0 to 3150, in mouthly payments. Apply to
M. F. MARSH.
170R SALE Three nice frame dwellings In
? First Ward ; also a two story brick residence
on Fourtu street. For particulars, apply
to M.F.MARtH, Court street.
nice sows and two sow pigs for
jljl saie, or to winter on snares.
FOR SALE-Surveyor'. complete outfit.
compaso and chain
REXT A desirable residence on Fltth
stieet, containing three rooms. Son mouth.
Apply at . octldOtf. THIS OFFIJE.
L.vr Lust Saturday nlulit, two weeks .since
a pair oi gold spectacle, on Front street.
The finder will be rewarded by returning them
to Mrs. Hadnut, on Front street, four doors be-low
the Hill House. octltidtf.
LOST! JLOST! JLOVT l-A good fit if you
do not leave your orders with the Filth
Ward Tailor. murSltf J. H. WEDDING.
Union Insurance Co.
OF PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Incorporated 1801. Cash capital, 500,000.
M. F. MARSH, Agent,
d9 No. 12 Court street.
HAVINGdetennined to o west I now offer
foFSalhiy entire stock of
China, 'Glass and Queensware,
with the good will of the house and all information
in my possession regarding the business.
I little a new and well selected stock, in
first rate condition and bought at low figures.
Any parties wishing to euter iuto a good, safe
pajrlug business, uow have an opportunity
The Fall and. Holiday trade is now Just on
us, and an early buyer will get all the benefit
therefrom. In the meantime I shall sell goods
at retail and wholesaleot almost cost.
O. A. McCARTHEY.
For power, purity of toue.brllllancy of louoh,
beauty of finish and durability It has uo equal.
The mostemiueut planbts pronounce It
THE BEST IN' THE WORLD.
L. F. 'METZGER.
Branch office, Maysville, Ky., MANAGER.
:Also, The -Matchless:
A full supply of pianos and. organs constantly
on hand. Correspondents nromptly answered.
Payments easy. sep20difcwly.
CLOAK OPENING !
We will display on the secoud floor of our store,
Tuesday and Wednesday
THESE TWO DAYS ONLY
The LARGEST and most COMPLETE Hue of
'Pine Cloaks and Wraps
Ever shown In Maysville.
In every variety.
SMPINCANpiiQlJiLTED LINED s GAR1LENTS.
The Manufacturer of these garments will exhibit the Cloaks in person, and take orders for
future delivery. .TvTIEfSrQXI'T &s MC JdL'JbttFST iT ,
oct3d'Jtw2t No. 20 Sutton Street.
HUGH FO WERS'SONB
STOVES, TINWARE, MANTELS, GRATES;Etc.
TCxaTrrarins sale OMA-EA " T?H
QETHB MONITOR" M-OST PiEkFECT
OlLJSTOVE,THE'ONIiY COAL AND WOOD
ABSOLUTELY SATE edOKittYSirOVE
OILSTOVJG IN THE WORI,I. WITH EVfcRYftrtfBfiRtafcKOVE JIE.V
Constantly on hand the Largest and Best Selected Stock of
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'C&bJ&tiBltlM8U8D4 W- $S"m$ cat.