Punch, 37 (1859), 230.
Latest from America (from out Special Canardier)
Medical Practitioners, Medical Treatment, Telegraphy, Accidents
Reports on the 'tight-rope feat' of the acrobat Charles Blondin, who traversed Niagara Falls by tightrope. Describes how the feat resulted in a 'sporting Judge' fainting. He was attended by a 'medical man from the South' carrying a Bowie knife (with which he opened a vein) instead of a revolver. Adds that Blondin plans to train by taking frequent walks on telegraph lines, and that there is a 'report here that the transatlantic telegraph cable has been sold to a marine store dealer, to be taken on the grounds with all faults'.
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