Category: Accidents

Killed in a mock duel

An inquest was held yesterday at Manchester respecting the death of Thomas William Whalley, aged 19, who was killed in an amateur dramatic performance at the Cathedral Schools on Tuesday night. The deceased took the part of Mercutio in “Romeo…

Strange story of a broken wooden leg

At the Gingerbread Fair yesterday (writes the Paris correspondent of the London Evening News) a young man named Thinet was imprudent enough to venture too close to a velocipede roundabout, and being caught by the leg in the machinery, was…

Shocking incident at a masked ball

An alarming incident, which may end fatally in one if not more cases, has just happened at Houghton, Michigan. A masquerade ball was given in the public hall, at which upwards of 500 persons were present. The event had been…

An extraordinary scene

An extraordinary scene witnessed at Boulogne last night is reported from Dover. A fisher lad fell into the harbour. His cries brought a fisherman, who jumped in, and held the lad up. Immediately afterwards another man followed, but seeing that…

Skin-grafting extraordinary

“Walter Gibson, 175 pieces; Milton Gibson 250; John Drake, 300; Frederick Ranney, 300; Shellman Stewart, 60; Langdon Howes, 75; Murray Sanders, 40; Robert Henning, 60; Albert Wallace, 60.” The foregoing list, remarks the Globe, represents perhaps the strangest contribution made…