LC 10 Aug 1877
Now Orleans Democrat: At Lake Charles, in the pwish of Calcasieu, few laya since, a most exciting scene was witnessed br a number of people on the shore. Home lads, among whom was a boy named William Haskell, were in bathing, when the attention of all were attracted to the cries of ''.. latter, and an alligator was see" wimming in the direction of him. The little boy, not perceiving the approach of the saurian, saurian, dived, and just as be reached the surface open jaws receired him. The alligator drove his teeth almost through the boy's skull, making ae? Aral wounds in the scalp three imhes in length. The- boy's - comrade rushed into the wtr and ig.n loud outcry, when the allig'tnr let go his hold and disappeared. disappeared. The little fellow, although, seriously injured, will proliably lire.