Coal Mine Hieroglyphics

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Coal Mine Hieroglyphics - . M.n.,w DifCit ,.. Says the Wells ville j...
. M.n.,w DifCit ,.. Says the Wells ville j Ohtot t'niou ; ' A' queer examination was made in, the j .Strip Vein coal bank of L'apt. Lacy, at II431 - ' mondsvil!" - . Ohio, last week. Mr. Jas. Par - i sons and his two sons were engaged in making the bank, when a huge mass of coal fell down, 1 disclosing a targe, smooth slate wall, up6n the I surface of whicti were found, carved in bold j relief, several lines of hieroglyphics. Crowds ' h risited the place since the discovery. and mitny good scholars have tried to decipher the characters, but all have failed. Xobody has been able to tell in what tongue the words are written. How came the mysterious writings in the bowels of the earth, where probably uo human eve has ever penetrated Ily whom, and when'was it written ? Therv are several lines, about three inches apart, the first Hue containing twenty - five - words. Attempts have been malu to remove the slats w;ill and bring it out, but npon tapping the wall it gave forth a sound that would ssem to indicate the existence of a hollow chamber beyond, and the characters would be destroyed iu removing it. At last accounts Dr. limi ts - born, of Mount Lnion College, had been tent for to examine the writing." iit of

Clipped from The Times-Picayune11 Nov 1868, Wed[First Edition]Page 2

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)11 Nov 1868, Wed[First Edition]Page 2
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