everhart picnic accident 1897
i SERIOUS ACCIDENT. BY THE FALLING OF A TREE SIX PERSONS SUFFER PAINFUL INJURIES. Two llurvea Kit mi lie, Wlin Seek Relief from tlie Snelterinu Hays of the Sun, at Kverliurt's Island. Victims of Last Kve - iiiitKg Wiml Moi - m. An aet - ideut which narrowly escaped re sulting fatally fur half a dozen or mure persons occurred at Kverhurt's Island last Sunday. As it is, four persons are seri - ouslv if not fatally injured. The victims are Mrs. Felixs Snockososki, wife of the organ ist at the Polish Church. She suffered a compound fracture of the leg below the knee and her back is injured. Her son, a little fellow aged six years, is seriously injured. His arm is hrokeu m two places and his thigh is also fractured. lioth were conveyed, to the l'ittston Hos pital for treatiiieiimt. Mrs. I'eter Krupinski. wife of the well known Dniyea hotel keeper, suffered, a fracture of the jaw. Her young son is prolNiblv fatally injured. Four of his ribs are broken, his shoulder bone frac tured in two places and he has a slight si alp wound. An infant child of Mrs. Krupinski, that was asleep iu a luihy carriage when the accident happened, escaped unharmed, notwithstanding the fact that the carriage which the child oe ciipied was broken into kindling wood The above persons were among the num ber who sought relief from the intense heat the day hy journeying to Everhart's Island. It proved a delightfully cool place and the day wore on without anything of a serious nature happening to disturb them until late in the afternoon when the heavy wiml storm occurred. AnticijNtting a he.vy shower the two unfortunate families above mentioned, together with Ignatius Gallagher, Chris. Cunningham, Edward Wall, Misses B. and Annie (iallagher, Ella Grauahan, Mary Sheridan and John Mun ley sought shelter m the purine stind. Overhanging the stand was a large tree. . During the storm a light cracking was heard. It was not such as to cause any great alarm at the time, however. Shortly afterward one of the party hapieneil to look up and was dismayed to discover that the tree was aliont to topple over on the stand. He in stantly gave the alarm and all of the occu pants of the stand, excepting the two foreign t amines made their escaie before the tree came down. Although there was but a slight warning of the dan - gei it is thought had the unfortunate people taken advantage of their opportun ty they might have escaped. The tree ame down with an awful crash pinning the unfortunate victims to the ground. Discovering the sad accident that had befallen the Imryea people the more for mate ones went to the relief of the in jured. Axes anil saws were brought into use and in a short time the obstruction which held the people fast was removed and the victims carefnlly taken to their homes. Drs. Burlington, of Duryea, James Thompson and Barrett, of Pittston, were summoned and placed the injured in as omfortable a condition as possible. A SECOND HIKKftHTCNE. During the alwence of Mrs. Snockososki, wife of the Polish church organist, and it family at Everhart's Island lieves broke into her home and stole $KX in cash. The robliers are nn known.