Thomas Chism death; wheelbarrow full of brick

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Thomas Chism death; wheelbarrow full of brick - this morning. XX FATAL ACCIDENT AT BETIIALI'O....
this morning. XX FATAL ACCIDENT AT BETIIALI'O. BETHALTO, ILLS., April 4,1883. Editor AUon Telegraph : Just before noon today Mr. Thos. Chism, while wheeling a barrow of brick along a scaffold at tho new mill was instantly killed. . The accident was caused by the breaking of a board. From what we could learn the barrow must have fallen first; deceased falling about twelve feet, striking the handle of the barrow on his right side under the arm, it passing through his body came out at the left jaw. Mr. C. was past fifty yearjB of age, a poor but very industrious industrious man and was much respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and two small children, who have the sympathy of every feeling heart in this community. Coroner Youroe has be«n telegraphed for and is expected up this evening when an inquest will be held. The accident has oast a gloom over all our village and every mouth is heard to say it is "too bad" for tho poor mother and fatherless children, as his labor was their only support. •>'• Mr. J. D. Eliot, had a very narrow escape about one hour before by falling from a scaffold on the other end of the building. He was considerably bruised his left foot being injured most, no bones were broken, and 'tis thought ho will be able to go to work again soon. 73IMLET.

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  1. Alton Telegraph,
  2. 05 Apr 1883, Thu,
  3. Page 10

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