Pinckney, Mich.. July 18. - A very peculiar accident occurred today to Mrs. John Birnie, who lives three miles west of tuis place, which came uearly provirig fatal. Wbile in the act of drawing water f rom a cistern her feet slipped from under her, throwing her forward headjflrst into the cistern. It is uot known just when she feil, as the faniily were away at the time and she was not discovered nntil noon, when Mr. Birnie retnrned home for bis dinner. The neighbors were snmmoned aud after several bours' work succeeded in drawing her back to life. She is aboot 50 years old aud lies in a ciitical condition, having been in the water several hours.