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Lucky escape

--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.

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