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DZALSP6 IN ,v
FARM IMPLEMENTS AND SEEDS,
No. G5 LXain C trcct,
K AJIKITItLC, O IX, I 6.
Agenfs for the'-BUCltBYE MOWEQ"
The Break Up on the Ohio.
The Cincinnati Enquirer, 6f the 7th
instant, collects, trcm its exchenges,
the following accounts 4? the break up
of the ice at various placet on the
'Ohio:., l; ; ,, (; i'J ; ' , '
The New litany Ledger, m iU Jef
fersonville items, says : - '
la the morning appearances, well
understood by rirer men, .indicated
the break up of tho iinmenso field ef
shore ice extending up the rirer to
8ix-tnile Island, and from fifty to one
hundred roda in width. Every boat
and barge along oar wharf had extra
lines out, and erery other precaution
that wan possible was resorted to, to
meet the emergency that finally ocour
red. All the steamboats and ferry
boats kept a fall head of steam, and
the John Shalloross made sereral trips
in tho forenoon, and a little afternoon,
took 6a a large load of tcsjiij and pas
sengers to retarn to Louisrille; bat
the floating ice was so thick and strong
that she lay at her dock some timo,
apparently waitirg" for an opportunity
in the iee for her to go through in cros-
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About one o'clock in the afternoon
the . shore-ice opposite our. city, on
which, but a few moments before, ser
eral persona were skating, started down
the rirer without doing any injury,
and it was hoped the larger quantities
further up would not start ; but soon it
was discovered (hat it, too, had tartod
in immense unbroken quantities, start
ing from the upper, end and swinging
around from the Kentuoky side, reach
ed the ahore on this side the rirer And
came down wilk an irrosiatable force.
Hundreds were on the shore wstohing
its approach, with an almost unbroken
silen.ro, etidcnlly hoping for the best,
but fearing tho worst. .
Soou the ice readied an empty coal-
barge, fattened with three heary rope
cables, any one of which seemed strong
enough to hold it. But one after an
other of them snapped like so many
strands of packing twine, and she soon
drifted doe. against two others equal
ly well fastened, which ware' also bro
ken from their fastenings, and aH three
of them were drlren against the Isaao
Bowman. In addition to sereral rope
oables, she had out a rery heary chain
one, and altogether,, with the aid of a
powerful head of steam, which was let
on to both engines 'with fall force, it
was hoped that she would be able to
resist the pressure euffioieut to let the
barges and ioe pass by, and thus serre
as a protection to the wharf boat and
the John Shalloross, lying just be
low! But this hope was of short dura
tion. . ' "
Very soon she parted one after an
other of her lines in quick succession,
and then her chain cable, t From that
mutant a scene ensued that beggars all
attempts at dvsoriptioa. Erery tody
then knew that the ice would take ev
erything before it. A shout was raid
ed to dear the Shalloroaa of Iter passen
gers as soon as possible. Until then
they had not supposed themsolres in
any danger, as the' Bowman bad bid
from riew the effects of the ice. They
had hardly got out to see what was the
cause of the alarm, before the Bowman
came on to the wharf boat, breaking
her lines and crashing her upperworks
as though they were built of paste
board,, and piling thorn on board the
ShallcroiB, which t then received the
force of all the boats and 'barges and
ioe combined, snapping her lines like
those of the rest. ,
They then suddenly realized the
great danger they were in, and as fsst
as possible jumped orer the side of the
boat next the shore', and orer the bow,
some at first jumping nearly or quite
on to the shore,' and others, as the boat
started from her moorings, jumping on
the floating ice seVeral. yards from
the shore, and escaping drowning or
being crashed by themastes of broken
ice through the heroic efferts of those
on the shore, at a great risk to their
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own liren.- Sottral ladies olirubed lip
qn the railing at the bow of the boat
which was eight or ten feet from 'the
water or ioe, and jumped as far as they
coald.;., 4'"( . i '
1'he ry of "We are lost I we ! are
lostl" rang through the boat, and we
to en on the shore who bad fathers, bus
batldC fid ' brothers en board, were
shouting n the agony of despair for
them to "jamp off I oh I jump off ("' One
man with, his wife .and two little boys
were aboard. lie got the boys off, with
the aid of some persons. on shore, and
tbey stood screaming for their .father
and mother, both of whom finally suc
ceeded in getting ashore. Still there
were , many passoagers unable to get
off at all, and theyt with tho ofilcers of
the beats, seemed destined to almost
certain destruction ; for, if tho boats
did not sink in tho iee before they
reaehod the falls, as nearly erery body
supposed they would for it was sup
posed they would be so badly crushed
as to make them leak at a fearful rate
it seemed hardly possible that they
could pass (Tver the falls in thtir orip
But the -officers and erew stood by
them and worked with a rigor and
coolness worthy all praise.' Captain
D. K. Dry dsn, falls pilot, seeing that
their only salvation wad in going safe
ly orer the falls, small as the chance
might be, jumped aboard just as she
was passing out of the reach of all pos
sible aid from the shore, and lent bis
energy and experienoe, to that desper
ate effort." . ; ,
At three o'clock and thirtyfire min
utes yesterday afternoon the gorge at
Greensboro gave way, with thirty feet
of water, and the tremendous volume
of ice and water rushed forward, sweep
ing erery thing before it. Bargest
fences, flats, skiffs, lumber, all were
hurled along the stream with tho de
stroying ioe. At fire o'clock the Hood
reached ' Bice's Landing, and shortly
after seven o'clock H was at. Browns
ville. At McEeesport the tow-boat
Arab was run into by tho ioe and sunk.
We heard of sereral other aecidents to
boats, but the accounts were mere ru
mors. ' . ; , ."
On the Connelsrille . Railroad, the
bridge orer Jacobs Creek, eighteen
miles from Connelsrille, was carriod
completely away. At Sewiokly : Sta
tion, two miles west of West Newton,
the iron bfidge over Sewickly Creek
was lifted entirely out of its seat, and
-supported by the ice. It was hoped
that when the ice left, the bridge would
sink into its place with but material
damage. 'The gorge at this plase is
described in our dispatohes as tremen
dous end threatening great damage
when the break up should come. ,At
Bnnton Station one of tho trusses of
of the treble work Was jnored out of
plaoe, but no great damage done. -Some
other . slight injuriesswere sas
tained, but of no great importance.
At three o'clook, " on Friday, after
noon, tho Chartiers creek overflowed
its banks, breaking up the ioe and car
rying in it heavy masses down the
stream. It gorged a short distance
above Mansfield; and inundated the
greater . part of the town, doing an
immense amount of damage. The farm
of Robert Bell suffered considerably.
His less will reach something itf the
neighborhood . of $400. The gorge be
ing rery firm, the creek forced a chan
nel orer a neck of land . belonging to
Mr. Ewing, ' sweeping away : fences,
shrubbery; and erery' thing 'in' its
course. Mr. Swing's loss will amount
to about 8G00. Mr.. John MoClellan
also suffered to the amount of 1100.
Thoprincipal sufferer was Mr. I. Thorn
burg, whose farm lies along the right
shore of the creek. . The gorge foroed
the water across Mr. Thornburg's farm,'
and a ohaanel of great width about
three fuel deep is cut acrost the land.
About serenty acres of Mr. T.'s farm
are oorerod to the depth of ten feet
with ioe and debris. ' ' '
At this point Captain Mas9n aband
oned the Uillman, leaving her in oharge
of the mate and a number of hands.
She was prorided with a full supply of
coal, and if she passed orer the night
(n safety,. it is thought her wheels
would be sufficiently clear of ioe to en
able those in charge to use Her engines.
The New State had three men only en
board George Bepptrs, ' Tbos. Glass
eock, and Downs who will stick to
her as lonr as there Is a rtlank fiU.
All the boats lying at Sweeney's tafidV
ing and the water Works escaped inju
ry. f.,' ,.' :".v- ;
. A telegram to Messrs, Booth, Bat
tells k Co., yesterday eronagto Wheel
ing, anneuncet that the Uillman tad
been" caurht and 'made fast at Forts
mouth, Ohio; that her larboard side
and chimneys were gone, but her bull
was sound; also,, that the New State
had. been, taken ashore ud made fast
at . a point throe miles below Ports
mouth, that her wheel and both ber
pitmans were broken , off, aid all bar
upper works badly damaged, and,K al
though her bull was sound, she was as
near a wreck as eeuld be to hare lived
at all through the , terrible ordeal to
which she had been subjected.
The Wheeling , Intelligencer of the
4th says: t
The breaking up of the rirer. was the
all-abiorbng topio of Satirday. Not
withstanding the Inclemency of the
weather, large numbers of people ling
ered about the landing all day, as if
determined that the great event should
not take plaoe without their being wit
nesses of it. ' At last, between three
and four o'clock, the news that the ice
had begun to more spread like wild-fire
through the city, and soon,- from 1 tho
suspension bridge to RItohietown,
thousands of people gathered on the
banks to witness the grand spectacle.
For sereral days the steamboat own
ers had been endeavoring to prepare
for the erent, and had a large force of
men working with might and main en
deavoring to cut away . the nee from
about the boats. They were, however,
only partially successful. On the fiv
er side of the ftilltf-an and the Eagle
(both aids-wheel boats,) the Ice was
tound to be clinging in enormous mass
es, many feet thicker than the ice on
the surface of the river, and it was
found impossible to remove it before the
rirer began to break. - i
THE EAGLE AND THE HILLMAN.
, The Eagle was the first to part ber
chains and hawsers,' but having a sup
ply of new lines was soon made fast
again. Shortly after the Uillman par
ted her chains, and all her lines snapp
ed like threads, and she started out in
a great flood of ice. She had steam up
in her donkey-engino, but could net
turn a whoef eta account of the masses
of ice clinginj to them. The New State
which had beon wedgod between the
Ilillman and the shore, next parted all
ber lines, and was driren into the ed
dy at the mouth of the creek, and a
line was run out and made fast, her
stern being up the rirer. ' : ' '
, The ioe at this time being much bro
ken, she was thought to be safe ; but
soon a large' field of ice, with a great
beak, like a Government ram, was dis
corered bearing direotly upon ber.
The stern was quickly swung round,
and only just in time to save them from
destruction. The huge mass struck
the shore just abore ber ' stern, and
shirering its great point against the
bank, rushed on with irresistible force,
and the lines which held the boat prov
ed as little able to cope with it as the
green withes with the strength of Sam
son, and she went on broadside to the
stream, and was soon below the point
and out of sight. ' ! c
The wharf boat, which had theheav
iest chain : cable on the Upper Ohio,
parted it en a dead pull. She ' also
dragged the massive stone and ring
bolt, to which her other lines were fast
ened, from its bed into the river, and
was borne down' against the Eagle.
For a few moments she sustained the
tremendous pressure, but it soon be
came evident that nothing but the
eternal hills could endure such press
ure. One after another of her old lines
parted, and the now ones were strain
ed until they sung like a fiddle string.
Her capstan and bits gave way with a
terriflo crash, .stripping her head as
olean as the head ofananoient mariner.
She was then driren with great foroe
upon' a raft. Erery thing" crashed as
if tho whole side of the boat was being
stove in.''' ' 1 ' - ' ' .
She, however, rede over it safely and
with the wharf-boat lashed to her, pas
sed down the stream'. Fortunately tho
ioe drove her into the shore .by the
Waahiagton ' Mills ; her lines were
again , made fast, and, the wharf boat
being cut loose from her, her hues hsld
and vast quantities of broken ice pil
ing arount her, litarally "railing her
out of the water, she lies high and drr,
and is " thought .to be perfeotly: "safe
from further damage. ' The Ilillman,
in 'passing Beawood," tore away the
transport flats' belonging to the Balti
more and' Ohio Railroad from ' the
moorings, and all went together.
,The feffy-boa( Khillcross bad just
got en a full complement ef passengers
and Vehicles io bring eer ta this side.
The gorge first struck an empty barge,
then two Others. ' The three were torn
joose' from the : bank, 'and suddenly
struck the Ike "Bwrman,' 'another ferry
boat,' which' bad t(etfn'p at that time,
but ail the steam on both engines did
but little good toward checking the
gorge. On cerise the gorge,' sweeping
all before it ' In an' instant the Bow
man; with the barges, struck the deck
and ferry-boat Shallortss with terrible
foroo, breaking them loose, all starting
down orer the falls. : i
The passengers, men, women; and
children became frantic; some jumped
ashore, some upon the ice, some into
the rirer, and a number remained on
board, being unable to get off. Fortu
nately no one Was lost, though quite a
number who jumped overboard upon
tho ice were rescued by those onshore
CnptainDryden, the well known pilot,
jumped aboard the boat, and guided
the fleet orer the falls safely, and land
ed them safely at Portland. The Shall
cross was bady used up ; having her
guards.tOrn off, and her wheel-bouse
was stove in by the ice and boats. We
did learn that one or two Of the flat
boats were sunk on the falls.
Yesterday, while the ioe was run
nirg heaviest, says the New Albany
Ledger, a barge'- was seen in the masB
of ioe, One end Of it sunk, and upon
the other end; on 'a space of about
eight feet wide, a man was : walking
to and fro, shouting for help. 8everal
persons tried to reaoh him iu yawls,
but they were not efble to foroo' the
small boats through 'the lee. At the
time he passed the ferry-boat was dis
abled, and could 1 not go to his relief.
Who he was, or hew; he got into the
perilous position he occupied, no one
knew, ine end or the . barge npon
which he stood continued above water
as far as could be seen around the bend
below the city, and the man's, voice, as
he shouted imploringly fer help, could
be distinctly heard all along the shore.
. It was thought the barge, eould not
float ten mtles further without sink
ing ; but the Lidgr subsequently learn
ed that the man, who resides at Jeff
ereonnlle, was rescued from his peri
lous situation on tho nearly saVmerged
barge by the crew of the steamer Alice
Dean, about thirty miles below .that
city, at nine o'clock in the night, and
armed there early yesterday morn
A New York Lawyer Convicted
of an Attempt at Wife Poisoning.
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A criminal ease of some iaterest bss
just been tried in Westchester county,
the villain in which is Calrin M. Nor
thrup, a lawyer of New Yorkoity, who
figured in the eourts some years ago
in a dirorce snit with his former wife,
now deceased, a MissVedder, whose
family reside in ; Bohenectady, this
State. Prior to the deeth of MissVed
der, Northrup became counsel In a di
vorce suit for a woman named Humph,
reys, : against her husband, which he
succeeded in obtaining, and then
brought hie client to live with his fam
ily.' The intimaoy betweon client and
counsel became so apparent that Mrs.
Northrup beoarao disgusted and made
her paronts acquainted with the facts,
who instituted proceedings in the Su
preme Court of this State against
Northrup, on the ground of adultery.
Pending the suit' the wife died, and
Northrup, within a few months after
her death, made the acquaintance' ef
Miss Elica white, and by professions of
religions education and sincere attaoh.
ment, won the heart and hand ol the
victim of his cruelty. A brief narra
tive of the eridenee, as dereloped oa
the trial last week, at Bedford, West
chester county, before Hon. Judge Gil
bert, is as follows i j
Northrup married Miss White in the
month ef July, 1864, something less
than fire months alter the decease of
his first wife, and proceeded on their
wedding tour to Soratoga, where bo
iatrodaced Uis Humphreys to his wife
as a yeung lady of great respeotability
and possessed, large fortune, and for
wbem.f hewaa transacting t large law
business. fT fli ,wile received .Miss
Humphreys as a .friend, , and , invited
ber te call on her at New York, where
they lived together at various places-
at- the Bancroft House, Fifty-fourth
street, and Twenty-feurth street, when
xt.l nT.v. j-. ':.. "'j '. !
, viuryp uiivvTirta intimacy
betwoen her husband and MissHarrfph
reys, which caused her to separate
from him and reside with' . her parents
in Brooklyn.' Northrup, on this sepa-.
ratioh, beoame penitent and requested
his wife to return, and promised that
he would pufohass a house 'for her In
Morrisanla for 11,500. x Both took pos
session of the house in April, 18C5,' when
Mrs. Northrup wai delivered of achild.
After the birth of the child, Northrup
brought Bourbon whisky to the house,
and endeavored to make his wife drink
it. She drank at his reqnest twiceand
found that the whisky did not agree
with ''nef and refused te drink any
more. Six days after ber confinement
be urged her to drink half a tumbler
of what he called "Plantation Bitters ;"
she drank about half the quantity urg
ed oa her, 1 when she suffered severe
peine. , 'i ;. :
About two weeks after, when Mrs.
Northrup had recovered strength, she
was invited by her husband to go down
stairs to breakfast. She- did so, and
found a eup of coffee poured out for
her, which he informed' her was pre
pared by himself. See drank the cof
fee and returned to her" room, when
she was seised with the same feelings
as when she drank the Plantation Bit
ten,, btri nanoh mere intense, and she
fell into a profound stupor, which quite
exhausted her, and in the presenoe of
her servant' suffered intense agony.
Northrup, after administering the cof
fee, went to New York, and returned
earlier in the evening than usual, and
administered a powerful dose of mor
phine, which relieved her considerably.
Two weeks further on, the girl, Susan
O'Harra, by tho direction of Northrup,
took to Mrs. Northrup a bowl often,
which she drank, and shortly after fell
into a stupor,' which did net pass off
for fire hours, when sheealledforadoo
tor, but Northrafrefused te 40 for one.
The doctor called about noon next day,
and found the patient suffering under
all eyniptoasof poison. He told hfs pa
tient that she' was suffering from the
effects of belladonna. Northrup short
ly after pressnted his victim with an
other eup of coffee, which she did not
not drink, buf preserved it forDootot
Horton, who gave it to his dog, whioh,
after drinking it, presented, all tho
symeiotLS of having been poisoned..
Mrs. Northrup then procured a key
whioh opened the trunk of her would
be murderer, and there found a. vial
half full ot liquid. The vial was taken
to the doctor, who pronounoed it to be
the tincture ef belladonna. The doo
tor removed the contents of the vial
into a vial of his own, ' and replaced it
in the trunk of Northrup. . ; . . '.
! ' A few mornings after Mrs. Northrup
entered the kitchen, when she saw her
husband emptying the contents of a
bottle into a eup of coffee filled out for
her, and he then went to New York.
Mrs. Northrup gave the coffee to her
dog, which was afterward seised with
tho same symptoms as the Doctor's dog.
In July after Mrs. Northrup. rejoined!
her step-fathor, John Taylor, a well
known member - of the Methodist
church of Brooklyn. Mr. Tayler put
the matter in the hands ofChauncey
Shaffer, who consulted Dr. Joseph
Helno, on the effects of bf lladonnaand
then put the matter in the hands of
Distriot attorney McClellan, of West-ohe-iter
county, who indicted Northrup
for an attempt at poisoning. The cake
excited more ' interest in Westohester
oeunty, than any case within the mem
ory of the oldest citizen. The court
house and court yard were crowded
during the progress of the trial. Pro
fessors Doremus andBudd, Dr. Horton
and other eminent physicians wero ex-amined.-
The prosecution was conduct
ed by John T. Bates, the present Dis
triot attorney of Westchsster county;
and Chaunoey Shaffer. ' The defense
was oonducted by Robert Cechran and
Levi S. Chatfield The case was sub
mittsd to the jury at four o'clock oa
Friday erening, and at fire they
brought ma verdict of guilty. The
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of an Attempt at Wife Poisoning. [From the St. Louis Republican.]
A Singular Discovery--The Bones
of an Indian Warrior Found
in a Floating Log.
It is a matter of doubt whether Mao
slay's New Zealander will ever muse
orer the ruins of London, but so rap
idly bss change followed change in tho
history of thi Western country;, that .
the philosopher of to day may ponder
prer Jweantppearanceuwe., may. say
extinotion, of a sarage race that eaoo
occupied the land, and.but a few score
of years ago, camped . en the ground
new cerered by the houseeofa teem
ing city. . It would be' almost impossi
ble for the students of western annala
to' realise the strange ehanges that
nare followed each other so fast, were '
it not that occasionally ' history is an-
thenticated by the discovery of traoea ' '
and eridenoes of e race and customs
that have vanished forever. A difeoV.' V
cry efthis character" was : developed '
yesterday, which is not without inter "
est and historic value.' ' ; '
The facte repeating the matter are
reported to be as follows ii ' Two men -were
engaged in hauling drift-wood oa '
the Illinois shore, nearly opposite tho
Arsenal. Borne distance from the bank
of the river they observed a large
trunk of a tree, which, as it appeared
sound, they determined to gain posses
sion of if possible, and, after some difS ;
culty, they succeeded in bringing it to
shore.; On examining . the large log,
they noticed one end was partly split
open, and that it appeared as if it had
been stuffed or filled up with moss or
leaves, or some substance of that char
acter. The curiosity' of the taen wae
excited, and they went to work, and "
by insorting wedges in7 the erack, su
oeeded in splitting the' log open, when '
they found it was hollow on tho inside, '
and that the cavity wae partially filled -up
with what, at first sight,; appeared
the full form - of a man- wrapped in
buffalo robe. : This singular sight, (
might be expected, at first exoitod their
intense surprise, , and one man looked
at the other in mute amaaement. .
They at length sufficiently recovered .
themselves to prosecute the examine- ,
tion. -They removed the buffalo robe,,
which, although bearing indications of j.
great age, was etill . unbroken, and die-,
covered inside the skeleton of a man. ,
The flesh . entirely wasted away, bat .
the bones still adhering together, and .
preserving the form and outline com.
plete.i Beside the bones of this depart-
ed Indian brave were found, it is said,
a tomahawk, a quiver full of arrows,
and a bow, all . exhibiting . marks; of
great age, and doubtlcua having been
preserved froin decay by the exclusion ' '
of the air.' " We aae not exactly Inform-''
ed as to what course the men pursued
on making this singular discovery." It '
ie to be hoped and preaumod theybu- '
ried decently the remains efthis de-'''
funct Indian warrior, and carefully
collected the various articles found, as
they are (11 of interest to thC antiqua
ry and iavant. ' . 1 '.. .: - -
We do not profess to be very well -vorsed
in Indian lore, but we never re
collect having heard that it was custc- '
nary for the red aborigine! to bury-. '
their dead in this way. It may be,
however, that this ia an : exceptional
case, and ita development may furnish
a clue to some' missing link a tho
chain of history.
Were it not that it is unusual for
bodies to float up stream, we might
venture to euggest that the bones thus
brought to light are the remains of the
great disoorercr of the Mississippi, .
whom history records to hare been bu
ried in this way, some hundreds of .
miles south of. this city,. in order to
sare the body from mutilation by the
Weleare the matter, however, in
the hands of the wise- and learned, to
determine ita historic significance and
' tSr Forty thousand tons of Ice will'
be cat on the Kenaebso River this
inter for shipment. '
The Marquis of Westminister
has an income of 94,000,000 per an-. .
num. . ' ''' ,