A Big Attraction.

    One of the attractions at the coming fair of the Montgomery County Agriculturals ociety [sic] will be a balloon ascension and parachute descent by the educated dog "Lion," who belongs to Profs. Slocum and Merriam. who will also make ascensions and jump from the balloon and descend with a parachute during the fair, but the dog "Lion" is a novel attraction.  He is a Newfoundland and weighs 110 pounds.  He goes up in a balloon to the height of half a mile, when he jumps from the basket and descends by means of a parachute.  There is no other dog living that performs such a wonderful feat, and it is a sight worth traveling many miles to behold.



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