Fatal bridal tour.
--Among the unfortunate passengers of the ill-fated steamer Charmer, burnt on the night of the 10th inst., below Donaldsonville, La.
, were a young married couple about whom no one among the saved persons could give the least information.
It is now ascertained that the husband was Dr. H. C. Middleton
, of Holmes county, Miss.
, who was married but three days before to Miss Laura, the daughter of Wm. S. Parrott
, formerly Consul General
of the United States
The ceremony took place at the residence of W. F. Stansbury
, of Clifton Plantation, and immediately after the young couple started on their bridal tour.
They left for Tugela, where they embarked on the steamer Charm
, which connected at Vicksburg
with the Charmer
, bound to New Orleans, on which they were to find so soon an untimely grave.
Has the awful line, "in the midst of life we are in death," ever received a more touching and sadder illustration?