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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS.

A desperate prize fight occurred at St. Louis on September 17 between Edward Ahearn and Thomas E. Jackson, eighteen years old. It resulted in the death of the latter after eleven rounds had been fought. The Chicago detectives, assisted by the Scotland Yard officers, have rounded up Coiey Le Caron and Kilby (the Chicago correspondent of the London 'Times'), who are prepared to give full information of the conspiracy that led to the doctor's murder. The Relief Committee decided to distribute more than a million and a half dollars to the Conemaugh Valley flood sufferers. Carlisle Graham went through the Niagara whirlpool rapids on August 25 in barrels of his own construction. A mile of the rapids was shot through in three and a half minutes. He was taken out of the barrel more dead than alive.

The racial war between whites and blacks in Mississippi ib continued, many negroes being killed. In some localities whites left their homes and sought safer quarters. Engineer Henry was killed at New York on September 2. He was fixing the wires of an incandescent dynamo when the ladder slipped, and while holding the wire his free hand caught another, completing a circuit. He was killed by an alternating current of 1,000 volts. A similar death is reported from Buffalo.

Mrs Larke, of Brooklyn, committed suicide at Niagara on September 8 by throw ing herself into the rapids above the great falls. She was swept over the cataract. The British warship Lily was wrecked off the Labrador coast early in September, and seven of her crew wero loßt. She waß a screw steamer of 720 tons. The warship Emerald brought the survivors to Halifax. Excavations were being made on September 3 at the suburban town of Goyacan, Mexico, in search of the Emperor Montezuma's treasure, which was supposed to have been hidden at the time of the Spanish conquest. There is a decided movement in Mexico on the part of English and American capitalists in the direction of acquiring sugar estates. A financial crash was reported as imminent in the Argentine Republic on September 15, The premium on gold reached 125 per cent.

The Press of America are much exercised over a letter addressed by the pugilist Sullivan announcing himself as a candidate for Congress. He expects to be elected to his seat by the Democratic constituency in Boston, where he was born. Fie says that his fellow countrymen ought to feel proud of him as an American because " he can lick any man on the face of the earth."

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS., Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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ADDITIONAL MAIL NEWS. Issue 8037, 14 October 1889

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