--On Wednesday, about 2 o'clock, as a small lad named George Eurgeas
, aged five years, was playing hide-and-seek on the premises of Mr. Geo. L. Earnest
, on 25th street, Union Hill
, the boards covering an old well on which he happened to be standing, gave way and precipitated him to the bottom, a distance of thirty feet. in his descent he fell against and broke a stout scantling placed across the middle of the well.
The water was five feet deep, but by some means he managed to secure a foot hold and just keep his head above water.
The occurrence caused a large and excited crowd to assemble, none of whom volunteered to rescue the lad, till a small boy named Johnny Wright
appeared, and generously off red to undertake it. A rope being secured to a bucket he was let down and he soon appeared top with little Burgess
, a fellow passenger.
He was not only thanked, but rewarded by the overjoyed parents of the imperilled lad.