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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1912, Image 6',
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Mathews of Dotnan, Ala.v Dang
ling head "down at "the end of a
rope 30 feet below the eaTths
surface, in axbored wvell only IS
inches wide he resetted Bennle.
Grants ja 3-year-old v who had"
When theories of the" baby
Sne faintly toSifie surface as'the
Henry Mathews, aged il, Ben i
Grant, the baby lie saved, and dia
gram of his feat.
Well borers returned to work one
afternoon, they realized his ter
rible predicament. No man cotlld
be lowered irithat 15-inch" bore,
Ho grappling hooks could be
fosed without almost certainly'
killing as they .rescued. To dig a s
hole big enough t( admit a man
meant living burial for the tiny
victim) or suffocation .before help
could reach him.
Henry "Mattiews, a tailor's ap-'
prentice, volunteered to do the
only thing possible. So they tied
a .stout rope to-hfe feetand lower- J
ed him, head "first, down the nat
row hole. Twice they let him
down and brought him up.v Each
time he tried, but failed, to grasp
the l)aby. Then again he went
down and the third time emerged