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The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 2 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 28, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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most impossible to distinguish Mr. Clarke's position, and for a moment it was thought he had been swept over the fall. All was confusion, and in the wild roar of the cataract it was difficult to hear his cries for help. At this moment, Mr. Howard Paul, of London, who was one of the party, sprang forward and instantly removing his coat prostrated himself upon the bank, and clinging to the roots of a tree, threw an end of the garment to the unfortunate gentleman and succeeded, at the risk oarful position. When discovered he was hanging to an abutting crag or fragment of rock which forms the precipice of the Central Fall, within a single foot of the immense sheet of falling water which roars and tumbles a distance of one hundred and fifty feet below. Had it not been for Mr. Howard Paul's courage and presence of mind, there would most likely have been added another victim to the list of those who have lost their lives by venturing too near the terrific dangers of Niagara Falls.
The Russian fleet, the officers of which have been so liberally feted in New York, is expected at Washington to day, by invitation of the Yankee Secretary of the Navy. Mrs. Howard Paul was hissed at Scarborough, England, white singing the "Star Spangled Banner," recently. The property of ex Gov. Aiken, of South Carolina, in Douglas county, Wis, has been confiscated by the U. S. authorities. Fd. P. Jeffries, the Boston merchant who failed recently for $300,000, has left "a ring, watch, and horse and carriage" as his assets. "Peace does not appear so distant as it did," says Mr. Lincoln. "Neither does the millennium," replies the New York Argus. Rev. Geo. D. Cummings, of Baltimore, has accepted the charge of Trinity congregation at Chicago. The last British census shows that there were 210 persons of 100 years of age in England. Thomas M. Broom, tried at Augusta, Ga., for the murder of his wife, has been acquitted. The Federal are working Ge