--J. Lewis Thompkins
, a salesman in the dry goods house of Tallant & Dallaplaine, at Wheeling
, Va, was killed on Sunday morning last by being thrown from his horse.
A sad incident connected with the catastrophe was that only a few moments after Mr. Thompkins
' death a dispatch came for him, requesting his immediate presence in Portsmouth, Ohio
, where his brother had met with an accident and was not expected to live.