Injured by rocket
PIERCES FACE PIERCED By the Stick of a Falling Rocket Last Night. Last night at eight o'clock, while Richard Pierce, a colored laborer residing on Wall street, was taking in the sights at the corner of First and Main streets, he was struck under the right eye by one of the advertising rockets tired from a ladder in front of the Grand opera house. Pierce fell like one shot, and was picked up insensible. He was conveyed to the receiving hospital in the patrol wagon, and Dr. Wing at once attended to his injuries. Pierces face was covered with blood trickling out of a deep wound under the eye ball, but it was impossible for the physician to determine what was the extent of the injury to the eye, as the lids were so swollen" that he was unable to examine the eye properly. Pierce is a young man who is well liked among his colored brethren. Mayor Hazard saw the accident, and immediately ordered the firing of any more rockets stopped.