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from near the Island Pond House, and very soon it formed a spout estimated to be at least one thousand feet high. The spout was tunnel-shaped, tapering very gradually from the water surface, until reaching about eight hundred feet elevation, then it spread into the shape of an umbrella top, extending hundreds of feet in diameter, and, in contrast with the black clouds beyond, presented one of nature's most beautiful scenes. It remained stationary about ten minutes, and then moved towards Johnson's beach, where a picnic party were in the nick of time to get a ducking, see and feel the spouting. As it approached the beach, and while passing, it carried off all the boats along shore, and also twisted off branches of trees three or four inches through, and in about the twinkling of an eye took all the dishes used for the table and cooking, that had been hastily thrown on the tables as the shower came up, and sent them in all directions through the woods. Some one sang out, "Lie d
Personal --William B. Preston, Judge John Perkins, Walter Preston, R. T. Bibb, Colonels Johnson and Garland, (of Arkansas,) and Walter R. Staples, arrived in Richmond yesterday.