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MONDAY, MARCH 22,1880. A T LE ACC1DEHT IX COUHtT. LANUAS* A !*·« List «f Killed *·« BEADING, March 21. The village of Lincoln, about two the miles north of Epfirata, Lancaster county, was scene of a frightful accident last night, carried suffering and death to many homes. The accident happened between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock, and the particulars the affair only reached here this evening, and even at this hour only a few of names of the victims can be bad, on of the excitement attending the affair. The occasion was an entertainment given by the Lyceum of the village. There were present many youag men and ladies, together with the children attending the public school. The audience gathered to witness the entertainment was large. Between five and six hundred persons from the neighborhood and surroundine country were on floor of the village hall. The building is two story structure, the hall occupying the upper floor. The exercises began about 7 30 and continued on with nothing to the pleasure of the occasion until about o'clock, when a loud report was heard the back part of the room, which was densely crowded, and in a fep minutes the rear end of the hall drpfped out of sight the floor below, a ATsUuice of about feet. Immediately everything was in confusion. The screams of the wounded and dying painful to bear. Many rushed from the to Cbe platform, while others jumped from the windows, a distance of twenty feet, sustaining severe injuries. As quickly as possible aid was SHtnmoned and the work of extricating the dead and wounded from debris began, and as fast as they were brought out they were taken in charge friends. Word was at once sent out for the medical aid in that section, and Drs. Atlee, Brubaker, Spohn, Garret, Moyer, linger and others reached the scene at 12 o'clock and rendered good service. At one time it seemed as if fire was to be t« the terrors of the scene. Borne of the little children in their flight over the stage overturned two oil lamps and the burning fluid ignited some table cloths and carpets.-Through the presence of mind of Miss mira Cofrotb and John Faust, however, flames were smothered with carpets aud something like order restored. On examination it was found that five persons were killed and between tweuty twenty-five more or less seriously injured Owing to the quick removal of the by their friends the names of all the and woaaded could not be learned. The following is a list, as near as could be tonight : KILLED. Mrs. Aunts Haas, aged 28 years, neck broken. Sbe leaves aubusband aud three children. * Kate Brubaker, aged 22 yean, neck back broken. SERIOUSLY WOUNDED. Mrs. Jacob Keonigmacher. Mrs. Alice Bowmau. Ida Sprecher. Ada Miller. Laura Erb. Christy Finkbone. Sarah Campbell, both tegs broken. Mrs. Stuart, one leg and arm broken. Julia Mercer, arm broken. Alfred Hicks, both legs broken. Cyrus Dnrr, one arm and leg broken. Agnes Brockert, aged 15 years, both broken and head badly fractured, bbe die. Susan Hughes, aged 16 years, arm Annie Hynnemau, arm broken and fractured. She will not recover. barah Boyer, ankle broken and spine injured. Rosa Duberry, arm aud ankle brokeu. Daniel Miller, aged 28 years, back and broken. He will hardly recover. Annie Yohe, aged 28 years, foot and broken. The greatest excitement prevails in community over the affair, and to-day hundreds of people visited the scene. The building is said to have been very so matTy people should not have beea allowed to crowd into the ball. medicinal it a a Tfce kelr to ib« EMlOeai of Pertto Qsslcc

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  1. Delaware County Daily Times,
  2. 22 Mar 1880, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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