International Gazette from Black Rock, New York (2024)

Once More. GRAHAM PASSES THROUGH THE RAPIDS WITH HIS HEAD OUT. Wouldn't Do it Again For A Thousand Dollars. A Man Drowned in the Whirlpool. For the second time Graham haw passed through the Whirlpool Rapids and come out alive, on Thur-day after- noon going through with his head out, of the barrel, but he says he would not do it again for a thousand dollars.

He didn't, however, go right through the rapids in this trip, as he was taken out at the Whirlpool, before passing through the Devil's Hole. The barrel war the same 08 used on first trip. A slight change WIN made in the hammock, the inside of which 1 115 raised 50 114 to bring his head out of the barrel. The head of the barrel was taken out and in its place a canvas was tacked around the edge, leaving al hole sufficiently large to let his head through, nad fastened closely around the neck. This left! face plainly visible to the crowd, fu -standing oll the bunks ani bridge.

Early 111 the nfternoon: the barrel WItS taken down the bank and fastened to the shore under the trees near the old Maid of the Mist landing. 3.15 Graham strolled leisurely down the bank and stripped preparatory to the trip. At, ten minute- to 04 o'clock the barrel was towed out into the stream, and five minutes later the line W113 cast GIF and the barrel started down, passing under the bridge a little nearer the Canadian shore than on the first trip. As he passed the Manning elevator his head could be plainly soon and as the barrel whirled around all had a chance to see his face, which could be easily recognised. The barrel was several times out of sight and entered the whirlpool near the Canadian shore at 4 o'clock.

The course was such that the barrel went into the centre of the whirlpool, where it circled around, gradually nearing the Canadian shore, for 10 minutes. C. D. Cariton, a citizen of the Falls, who had gone to the point to view the trip, took off a part of his clothing preparatory to entering the water, but the barrel drifted so close that he could catch it. Graham was in a very bad place, drifting among the rocks and breakers near the outlet, and had he not been caught would have stood a good chance of being killed.

Sol close was Graham to the shore that he called for suine boys to come out and get him. When taken out of the barrel it was found that both elbowand oile knee were more or less bruised by striking against the barrel. Graham says 'the weight of the waves had no effect upon him, but the nearly strangled him, and $1,000 would not tempt him to repeat the trip. It is doubtful if he would have stood the trip through the Devil's Hole Rapids. J.

Scott a noted fisherman of Lewiston, who was anxious to go down on the dummy Maid of the Mist, and who also figured as an important witness in the Webbinquest, was drowned in the Whirlpool about noon. He had been hanging around all day intencing to earn the $10 offered for taking Graham out at the whirlpool, and with a life preserver been giving exhibitions in swimming and diving. About noon he jumped into the river off, Thompson Point, at the outlet of the, whirlpool, and was drowned. The body at once rose to the surtace and was caught at Lewiston. DIED.

MILLER--On Thursday, Auguet 12, 1886, Mfrs. Cynthia Miller, at the residence of her son, No 2000 Niagara street, aged 79 years. Funeral to-day The deceased was born in Europe but settled in this city over 40 years ago, and has permanently resided here since that time. She has been ill with a cancer for some time and Dr. Champlin has been in attendance on her.

She, however, succumbed to the disease about 5 o'clock Thursday evening. The remains will be interred at the Catholic cemetery on the River Road to-day. You can buy nine chocolate cream drops for 20 conte per pound at F. W. STODDARD'S, 1210 Nagara street.

THE APHIDE FAMILY. The Only Hale Method of Destroying Ail Sorta uf Plant flee. Some of the apparently insig. niticant Inne: tado greatent mischief most to the of soil, and among the most posta ate the sariout plant hop Thee ting haven carious history, bot. repords their physical character and the enormous damage they inflict upon the crope.

One spec 04 has brought run upon the vineyards of Europe and has threatened the entire extinction of grape culture in France and Germany until partial reinedy: WAL4 found in grafting the European grapes upon our more hardy American stocks. Other specion attack wheat and the grasaw, cabbages, melons, pons, beans, hop-, fruit, trees of all xiads, many forest trees, flowering shrubs and numeroti4 other vegetables, and by their enormous numbers utterly vanquish all to sub.lue them. The present year these insects have almost destroyed the American hop and hav- brought ru DOIN losses crop upon the hop growers. Mankind are powerless waen they prevail and the best effort. are cotented by th minute creatur-4.

whose very force of infinite numbers mah' a then invincible. How they increase and Apron.I 6' rapidly 14 surprise to tho who are not a quainted with habits and nature; fund many persona are led to that they have conn origin diderent from that of other living rotures because of the vast powe of sudden propagation. But this mistake. Like every other of animal lite they are propagated in the usaal manner primar lv. but they have a inter development which in abnormal and ty which their surprising numbers are due.

P'lant lice belong to the large family of bugs and lice known to entom as hemiptern, or half-winged This clues of insects all. live by suction, and are provided with beaks which serve to puncture and suck the juices from the animals and plants which, they invest. 'The plant lice belong to the sub: order Aphide, which in male up of runny genus and these have large nam. ber of spacios. They infest almost every plant, roota, leaves and bark.

and are the cause of the numerous galls found upon the leaves ant branches. One variety is turned ti valuable use, as the cochineal insect whose bright red color makes a valua. bin die; another is the shellac, whosa secretion is used for making varnish. The appearance of the insocts is 80 well known that no description is The most curious part of their history is their manner of propagation. The mature insects have wings and are like small green thes.

These are male and female. But the progeny of these mature individuals are sexless, or, more correcdy, perhaps. are bi-sexual, having without the ability to intermediate produce offspring of any process generation, and this reproductive procoss is continue I for we know not how many generations, but at least nine to eleven: and in one instance an ob. server kept the lice constantly reproductive for four years in a warmed room, in which the broads were not injured by cold. The young produced in this way are alive, eggs being produced only by the winged lice.

Dr. Burnett believes the young lice are produced by 8 sort 01 budding process, much in the way that bacteria and other minute fungi or the lowest forms of animal life are reproduced. By this process the increase is inconceivably rapid, and the sudden appearance of overwhelming numbers of them upon plants and trous is thus explained. The unfortunate hop growers can thus understand how in 2 night, as it were, their yards are over. run, and all their hopes of a crop are dashed to the ground as by a sudden stroke.

The muskmelon growers also find their crops which they left in good condition on Saturday night, stricken down on Monday morning without uny hope of saving them. There is no available remedy. The pests, as soon 28 their hateful existence begins. insert their beaks into the leaves, always on the under side, and suck the sap. The only resource is to strip off these leaves and burn them; or to destroy the plants upon which they have mado a lodgment, to save the remainder, when this can be done.

The suddenness of the attack, however, generally mukes this remedy able. One procaution may be usefully employed; this is to burn every vestige of a crop which has been infested, because some eggs may have been deposited by a few mature- winged lice, and these will remain during the winter to hatch in the spring and start the devastating horde on a new course. Fruit trees should be pruned, especially cherries, pears, peaches and apples, and the bark of willows, apples, horse chestnut and other trees which are infested with bark. lice should be washed with lime or strong lye, and the twigs and small branches pruned off and burned. The vines of hops and melons and the leaves of cabbages that have been infested should be burned, and in this way and every other method of destruction possible should be used to get rid of the seed in the form of eggs that is carried over for another year.

In this only is there any escape from the pestilence which truly cometh in a night and walketh in Stewart, in N. Y. Times. -Canada charges forty cents for every bushel of peaches thas enters that country from the United States. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

At the Delawareand Lackwinnit. A very clent carred at -treet, on the ware, Lackawanna (V Western rond Monday afternoon, which came very near taking the life of Mr. Henry Malone, a resident of Black Rock. It appears, he was engaged in shunting cure, and wishing to Inke off the brakes on a freight car which wasbeing placed on side truck, he wax in the net of climbing up the ride of the car when. he noticed a train approaching.

The car on which he was situated being IL Pacific" was much wider than the ordinary build of cars, and he saw alt a glance that if he attempted to climbrup; on the poof which extended out considerably, be would be caught between the approaching train and the car and, would doubtless be killed. He therefore decided to remain where he -was, ant run chances. THe moving train came closer, and as it neared him, the distance between the cars not being sufficient his body was canght and received a terrible bruising. Word was immediately a here to have a doctor in readiness at the Amherst street crossing, and at about 6.30 m. the Wounded man was brought in 011 an: engine.

Dr. Slicer immediately boarded the engine and gave direction- for having the sufferer removed to the residence of Mr. Scott, at 1964 Niagara street, where the young man had for -othe time been boarding. He is now under Dr. Sacer's care and although his injuries were of the most serious nature, yet he is improving wonderfully, and will doubtless be able ere long to be around once more.

SUDDEN DEATH Of Fire Commissioner J. M. Hutchinson. Mr. J.

M. Hutchinson, one of the hardest working and most ethicient Fire Buffalo ever had died at his residence on West Chippewa street 0.1 Tuesday morning about ten o'clock, after a brief illness. On Sunday morn105 he complained of not feeling well, and said ho believed he had taken cold. Monday morning an attack of neuralgia from which he has suffered. for some time set 111, and the family physician, Dr.

John Boardman, was summoned. Monday evening he suffered some pain, but was quite cheerful and rested well during the night. Tuesday morning he felt far better, but shortly after eight o'clock the fatal attack set in, and the neuralgia reaching the heart he expired about tea o'ciock. The end was comparatively sudden, and when the announcement was made it was A surprise to his many friende. Deceased was born in Williamsville, March 25, 1520, and removed to this city in 1838, where he has lived ever since.

He was one of the primary movers in many great undertakings in Buffalo, and has done his share in making the small and insigniticant village into a large and beautiful city. In January, 1851, he married Miss Eunice A. Howard, who died the following year. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon from the residence of his son E. Howard Hutchinson, on Chippewa street, and was very largely attended.

Revs. L. W. Richardson of St Paul's and W. M.

ITughes of Trinity officiated. The bearers were Messes. George R. Potter, Nelson K. Hopkins, George Gorham, Peter Emslie, Robert T.

Wilson, George Howard, T. B. French, S. M. Clement.

The carriers were James Riley, foreman of. Truck No.2; William G. Lohouse, foreman of Engine Charles Wagner, foreman of Engine 5, John Manning foreman of Engine John D. McConnell, foreman of Engine 13; and Geo. Heppel, foreman of Engine 16.

Theremains were taken to Forest Lawn for interment. BUFFALO SPORTING. BASE BALL. Saturday at Utica--Utica 6, Buffalo 5. Tuesday at Olympic Park--Buffalo 4, Syracuse 8.

Wednesday at Olympic ParkBuffalo 12, Syracuse 6. Thursday morning at Olympic Park -Syracuse 10, Buffalo 1. Thursday afternoon at Olympic Park--Buffalo 5, Syracuse 3. For Choice Confectionery, 1219 call Niagara at F. street.

W. STODDARDS, the large hand. Get your tickets and programmes printed at the GAZETTE office. MISCELLANEOUS. -A Yankee saw the Pope when in recontly, and was polite enough to after his wife nod family.

-Cats are the most of all animals to train to postorm tricke A showman who could obtain a trained eat would considor his fortune mondo. -'The prisoner to he placed in the new lockup at Danbury, putted off the iron log of his and. ng it a crowbar, had almost vag his way to freedom when discovered. dzons of an Illinois town made n' kite seven feet long. and sent it two thousand feet into the air.

A wind uts Was rigged, and it required the power of three men to drag the kite back to the earth again. ---Chicago Mail. A lady living in Fulton, N. frightened into hysterion by seeing bet own shadow and thinking it was a bur. glar.

She was confined her bed for Several dare from the -One justice dooidos that shav. ing la not a work of nopessity and another local juarioo decidon that- it la Justice, of being blind. to 64:0 two wage at once. Courier. -'The Polish Allinnoc of the United States asserte that there are r) Polos in this country, apd recently prominent Wisconsin Bohemian deeInrod that there wore 5,000,040 Bohemians here.

Two ladies who have taught in 1 certain in the Ithaca Central School have been married within two yours past, and the Journa! purrato the fact that there in "somewhat of 1 to get in the way of third stroke of the hymencal lightning. Joba on, old man, how are you? 0, by the way, can you change a twenty-dollar bill for in Jobson (pleased to be thought a capItalist) nly, my boy. cortain. Dobson -Good! I'm glad to ho.r it. Then you'll certainly be able that five dollars you borrowed last And Jobson had to pay.Somerville Journal.

-The old buckskin horse "Phil," which carried General Butler through the war of the rebellion, and which the General has ever sinos kept in his pos Acasion, died, Suturday night, aged thirty-one gear-. Since the crosture boonme useloss from old age, be boan taking life exay in the pasture. Lowell Courier. -It is impossible to count a billion. Had Adam counted continuonsly from his creation to the prowent das he would not have reached that number, for it would take him over 9,512 yours.

AI the rate of 200 a minute there could 1 be counted 12,000 an bour. 288,000 a day and 105.120.000 Allentown (Pa. Register. -Thare is a mao near whe has been married three difforent timo: and boosts of having undur hie roof sis different families of childron. His las two wives were widowe vetth children which makes his borne like a youdE colony of inaay grades of relationship.

The old, man keeps a registor of the names, date of birth, and the family tr whiob they belong. -Allansa Constitu tion -The Allentown, (Pa.) Registes says: the farm of Reabon Updo grove, at Shanesville, Berks Coduty. while the barvesting was being done. the men were assisted in binding the wheat by these three aged Indies Elizabeth Trout, 92; Maria Updegrove. 82; Maria Trout, 76.

It is a remarks ble fact that each of them bound the heavy sheaves throughout the whole day, and in the evening bad completed almost as muob work 88 any of the men." -There is one unhappy feature about "braving the whirlpool rapids of Niag ara" in a barrel where the experimenter has no possible c*ntrol over his vessel If tre falls be loses his life and demonstrates his folly; if he succeeds hie demonstrates that anybody could de the same thing. If the operator in the barrel had had anything whatever tc do or had required to use strength, i skill, coolness or any other quality to save himself from destruotion, then he would be a man. set spare, worthy, perhaps, of some degree of admiration. -Philadelphia Ledger. -A comical oase was recently brought before the probate court in Litchfield, Conn.

A petition was preferred to the court to put a woman under a conservator, on the ground that she proposed marrying a worth loss fellow who was in pursuit of a little monry kho had saved. 'It doos not appear that she was of unsound mind except in this particular direction. Unluckily the suit was withdrawn, and it will never be, known whether a court of probate can be put to any such useful purpose as the potitioners" claimed. If it is to place one under a conservator who designs marrying foolishly it will com tainly be a very busy tribunal. -Hartford.

Post. Number of Hairs in a Head. An eminent German has undergone the enormous labor of counting the number of heads of four different colors. In a blonde he found 400 hairs; in a brown, in a black, 102,962, and in a red one, 740. What the rod and black heads wanted in number of hairs was made however, in the greater bulk of the individually, and in all probability the soulps all pretty equal in weight.

is la to the fineness and mul. tipiloity of hairs that blonde tresses owe the rich color and silklike charneof their flow. circ*mstance which artists have so loved to dwell upon.Chicago Tribuss. Grand Island. There will be a meeting of the mittee for the West Side harvest picnic shortly to appoint the da, and make other arrangements.

Mr. Scott and family of 661 pect avenue, Black Rock, have bee 11 on a two week-' visit to Grand They returned to Buffalo on Monday having had fair weather and time. North Buffalo Catholic Institute had picnic at Sheenwater on The das. and the steamer Periwinkle brow ht party which hailed from Syracuse. .1 baseball match was arranged in which the North Buffaloninna succeeded 111 defeating the Syracusan- in three innings.

Good for Black Rock. Henry, eldest son of John Ende of Grand leland, died on Friday Inst after an illness of but few hour-. He was 23 wears of age and h'1 for some time been engaged in the To wanda lumber yards, The Cm-ral took place on Wednesday morain: the body being interred in the com tery attached to the form the dist church. On Thursday the Bremen paid a visit to Mitchell Me report. The Periwinkle brought down 11 Li.r crowd and fine table was spread for the occasion.

Ever accommodation WItS given by the genial proprietors "who helped considerably to make the dayan enjoyableone. The ball around was occupied as soon as the boat arrived. and matches were being played ail day. The usual Sunday accident occurred at Sheenwater last nock. this time being four young fellows who upset a small bont at the stern of the J.

W. Burch. There were plenty of other boats round ready to, help them out. Their boat was pul'ed ashore Sotho distance down the river. This makes four Sundays in succession that someone has been in the river at this point.

and dit has only been by a stroke uf luck that some of the parties have not drowned. Every accident hrs been through gross carelessness and mismanagement. Negotiations are on foot for the transfer of a section of Mr. Robert Gilbert's fine farm on the west river road of Grand Island to Mr. Pearson of this city, the consideration being quoted at Should the purchase be satisfactorily completed Mr.

Pearson will be the fortunate possessor of an extensive river front and an unusually fine grove, which he will probably utilize for the purposes of al public resort. By the time this notice will have reached our local readers, one of our prominent business men, Mr. O. H. Gorton, will have entered the ranks of the Benedicts, the bride-elect being Miss Dolly Hollister, of the Two Mile Creek, road.

The ceremony will be performed in Buffalo, and the happy couple will then repair to their home at the farm on Grand Island. The best wishes of many friends and acquaintances will attend them in their blissful relation. Herald. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. The terrible storm of Monday last paid a visit to our Island home, John Fleischman's barn, on the Staley Road, being struck by lightning about 12.30 midday.

The barn was a wooden structure 80x56, containing at the time 400 bushels of wheat, 75 bushels of barley (which had been threshed and stored in the granary), five barrels of flour. There were also about 1,200 bushels of onts, 50 tons of hay, a wagon load of oats and several other valuable things. Everything was destroyed by the fire which followed the stroke of lightning. Loss is estimated at about $3,000, insured in the Farmers Association for $1,100. Real Estate Transfers.

Jacob J. Stein to Philip D. Stein, Grant street near 'Auburn avenue, 100x258, 81. William H. Tyler and wife to Henry Dechent, Baynes street near Ferry, 60x1181, $1,080.

Stoddart's Buffalo Mead. An excellent nerve and strengthening tonic. Drawn cool and refreshing from the fountain at F. W. Stoddard'8 Confectionery and Cigar Store, 1219 Niagara Street.

Five cents a glass. Local notices will be inserted in the GAZETTE at the rate of 5 cents per line each insertion..

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