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A portion of the river Indus was infested by a large old crocodile, which had carried off two or three natives. His skin was so thick that no ball would penetrate it; some young artillery officers engineered his destruction in the following way: They killed a sheep, and in its body placed a bag filled with powder and other combustible matter, to which a long wire was attached, with detonating powder at the end. The crocodile seized the prey, and carried it to his hole. Time was allowed him to swallow the sheep; the wire was pulled, there was a great explosion, and up came the crocodile with his stomach blown open.

Acting upon this precedent, a Hoosier proposes to get rid of Jeff. Davis.--Indianola Star.

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