Death of a Newspaper correspondent.
--The Montgomery Mail
records the following fatal accident.
was on his way to General Hood
's army to act as correspondent of the Richmond
press, a position to which he had recently been appointed:
"Dr. John H. Linebaugh
, a distinguished scholar and writer, of Alabama
, was recently drowned in the Alabama river
while attempting to leap from a steamer to the shore.
The vessel upon which he was a passenger ran into the bank, and the passengers becoming alarmed, a number attempted to reach the shore; among them, Mr. Linebaugh
, who was the only one drowned."