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              8
	Miscellaneous and Reportorial.

[newspaper clipping continued: first column]
commenced his journey.  He walked steadily and
cautiously, sometimes making a half pause, some-
times, but very rarely, stopping, and then only mo-
mentarily.  His pole swayed in the wind as he pro-
gressed, and the wheelbarrow was exposed to its
whole force, as could be plainly perceived from below
by its vibrations.  The final part of the journey must
have been unusually difficult and perilous, for the
path lay up hill.  He accomplished it, however, in

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perfect safety, in less than twenty minutes.  Just
three more, and he had set out on his return, which,
as in the previous journey, was effected with greater
speed, the wind being, this time, in his favor.  A
cheer and clapping of hands welcomed his descent to
terra firma.
  M. Blondin proposes to go to England in the
spring, to exhibit his feats, if allowed, at the Syden-
ham palace.

[Gunn�s diary continued]
  We saw Mr. Edwards momentarily; he had
brought two men with him.      Thomson return-
ed immediately, after the exhibition, Parton re-
maining and accompanying me to the hotel, to
be introduced to Blondin.       There we met Fon-
tin of the �Herald,� and others.        We rode back
together, he getting out at 18th street.          After
supper, did report, which Bowman took down-town,
he having to go thither, and so sparing me the
journey.        Chores, then to bed, earlier than usual.
  29.  Saturday.  To the corner of 13th street
and Broadway, calling at 745 for opera-tick-
ets by the way, when the shop had plenty of
customers in it and the girls seemed busy
enough.       Note-taking about a house just
built by one Gibson, a Scotchman, which, being
peculiar, I have to describe.        A cold, sunny
day.      Anon to Palace Garden.    Dinner and
down town, per omnibus, to �Courier� and �World�
offices, then up again, by rail-car, and to
Gibson�s house again, this time examining
the interior.            Whitelaw was in this man�s
employ when he came to this country, as I               
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