The Reading (Pa.) Journal states that a young man of that borough, a printer, while paying a visit to certain iron ore mines in that vicinity, undertook to descend a perpendicular shaft, some eighty-five feet to the first landing, by means of a bucket and windlass. When let down, however, about ten feet, the bucket struck an obstruction, and was suddenly overturned, throwing the young man out, but fortunately feet foremost, which position he kept the whole seventy-five ieet to the bottom, striking upon some boards covering a deep pit of water, which broke his fall and saved his life. He was slightly scratched and bruised by striking the sides of the shaft, but was otherwise unhurt.