A THRILLING SCENE.|1878-01-05|The Cardigan Observer and General Advertiser for the Counties of Cardigan Carmarthen and Pembroke - Welsh Newspapers Online
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PARIS FASHIONS.

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AFFECTION, INTREPIDITY, AND…

I AN EXCITABLE NEWSVENDOR.

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THE EXTRAOR DINARY CHARGE…

REWARDS FOR SAVING LIFE.

NOVEL FIELD SPORTS.

HORRIBLE SCENES IN PLEVNA.

A THRILLING SCENE.

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A THRILLING SCENE. FROZEN TO DEATH. The Quebec Mercury reports a disasterâthe first re- sulting from ice giving way this seasonâat Ooboconk, county of Victoria. Late in the afternoon a son of Mr. J. Oampbell saw a deer crossing over a small laku in the neighbourhood of his father's farm. The lad was all intrepid youth, and resolved to follow the animal. Away went the deer across the ice at full speed, and after it rushed the boy, who was very fleet-footed. Suddenly, and when about 400 yards from the shore, the ice began te crack. Still the boy ran on, trusting to the heavy frost which had set in. But, alas his daring hunt was to be cut short in a manner he had not calculated on. All at once the ice gave way under him, and down he went. He managed to keep himself from being drawn under the ice, but failed to find any strong enough to bear his weight, and, as effort after effort failed, the daring youth saw that all he could do was to endeavour to reach a rock about fifty yards off. By dint of the most strenuous exertlolls-by half running and half dragging his .-body through the iceâthe heroic boy reached the rock. All this time he had been crying for help. When he reached the rock he renewed his cries with greater vigour. He was heard by his parents, who rushed to the lake side. What must have been their horror when they found that the ice was too frail to allow them to reach their boy. The night was bitterly co]^) yet time and again did the grief-stricken parents attempt a journey over the ice, only to find it giya way, and themselves thrown in the terribly cold water. What was te be done? Father and mother, wringing their hands, rushed along the lake side, in the vain hope that they might find a boat. Several neighbours, however, struck by the sad event, also engaged in the search, and, as evening wore on, the scene was one that no description of ours can de- pict in its awful reality. The boy sat on the rock for several hours; the shades of evening still found him there with no hopes of being rescued; his cries for help became fainter and fainter. His parents saw him make a signal with his hands, and then observed that he fell into the water. All was over; the boy bad been sitting on the rock for hours, drenched to the skin, and had perished through sheer exhaustion in the sight of his parents, powerless to save him.

TOUGHENED GLASS TYPES.

IA COLOURED BABY SHOW.

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ADDRESS OF THE EASTERN QUESTION…

TOWN AND COUNTRY.

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