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A Youthful rival of Blondin.

--A boy named Charles Alford, 16 years old, astonished the people of Marietta, Ohio, last Tuesday, by walking a rope, a la Blondin, stretched from the top of the National House to a pole erected near Brennan's Hall, at an altitude of about seventy feet. He not only did this, but he walked it backward, stood upon his head on the rope, and walked twice the whole length of the rope by torchlight in the evening. One of the largest crowds ever seen in Marietta witnessed the performance.

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