Category: Falling Death!

A Thrilling Scene

Posted by – November 16, 2013

Steele Scrapbook – June 19, 1885

 


A THRILLING SCENE.


AN AERONAUT FALLS FROM A BURNING BALLOON AND IS CRUSHED TO DEATH.

CHARLESTON, W. Va., June 19.—Among the other attractions at the circus here to-day was a balloon ascension, and just as the ropes holding the balloon cast off a hot air stove used in inflating the balloon was overturned, causing it to catch fire. The burning balloon shot up into the air at a very rapid rate with William Patterson, an aeronaut, in the basket. When a short distance up the crowd yelled “jump,” but he did not heed the advice, and after going several hundred feet up the balloon collapsed and Patterson fell to the earth a lifeless mass of humanity. It was his first ascension. The balloon was totally consumed by fire.

 


Snatched Away Under Cover Of Night From Alf

No Food For Seven Days

Posted by – November 16, 2013

Steele Scrapbook – 1892

 

NO FOOD FOR SEVEN DAYS


THE HORRIBLE SUFFERINGS OF A LEBANON COUNTY MAN.


While Hunting on the Mountain He Falls Into a Deserted Mine 130 Feet Deep, and Lays There Seven Days Before Being Rescued—Still Alive but Life Despaired of.

READING, Sept. 8.—While Clayton Klink, aged 19, a resident of Lebanon County, was hunting on the mountains one week ago he fell into a deserted mine 130 feet deep, terribly crushing both feet and sustaining other serious injuries. His friends scoured the mountain, but failed to find him until last night, when he was hoisted to the surface. He was still alive, but was unconscious and almost dead, having lain in torture at the bottom of the cold, damp mine with nothing to eat for seven days. If his life can be saved it is probable that both legs will have to be amputated.

 

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Fell Into a Mine Hole.

HAZLETON, Pa., Sept.—John C. Morgan, a resident of Eckley, a small mining town near here, while walking from this place to his home last night, fell into a mine hole about forty feet deep. He managed to crawl out and was found this morning by some passers-by. He cannot survive his injuries.

 

 

Ruthlessly Stolen From From Alf

Fell 200 Feet To Death

Posted by – November 16, 2013

February 1, 1892

 

FELL 200 FEET TO DEATH.

ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 1.—A new nine-story building being erected here was the scene to-day of a sensational death. A workman named Charles Moorehead was working on a window ledge on the ninth story, when his attention was attracted by something on the crowded streets below. He made a mis-step, and was hurled to instant death upon the stone pavement two hundred feet below..

 

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook