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 - _ "A rioor Gives 'Way, EEADINO, PA., Oct,...
_ "A rioor Gives 'Way, EEADINO, PA., Oct, 7.—Wiiile the corner •tone ot the Polish Calholic church. Twelfth nndSpriice streets. This eitr, was being laid this afternoon the floor, on which fully 2,000 men, women and children were standing, gave way, precipitating several h'uMred'per- sons to the basement, a distance ot fifteen feet. Over 100 men and women were thrown ID a heap and all were more or litsi injured, Bomo seriously and others fatally. —-'The wildest excitement followed and the 6,000 epectalors became panic stricken, but cooler persons went to the rescue and the injured were taken Into neighboring dwellings and pbytlclaut hastily summoned. Later the wounded were, removed to their Uomet and to the various hospitals by ambulance. Probably 7,000 persons gathered at the site of the'church to witness the ceremony, and about 2,U00ot tbern were. crowded on a tern. porary iloor laid on the joists and walls of the edifice which had been carried up ono story. Archbishop llyan at Philadelphia personally conducted the ceiemouies. As the pastor arose to apcal,-, the newly constructed walla ftave way and one-fourth of tlie floor fell with •n awful cnuli precipitating aOO people to the 'proim(l-..^T /iiBtauee ot from lltieeu to eighteen feel,. MenTwomcn and cliUdren wcie thrown into a confuseu muss with joists and stone on top ot ihrin. It was fully two hours before the wounded were all cared for. li Is sM that several children are still missing. LIST OF THE l.VJCBED. ' Among the Injured were: Mrs. Joseph Bawers,serioUsly and lier twochlldren siight- 1T Injured; Mis. Jennie Henry, bead Injured; Augustus lielfrleb, injured Internally,can not live', Mrs. Joseph Martin, leg broken; Augustus Wels, jaw broKcu, George Slsglrlcil, leg broken; Frwl Wholey, Iniernally Injured and badly cut about face: Emanuel liel- alngur, head badly cut; Maror J. Keunr, Injured about the Icgi and-face;—George 8tand, leg broken; Snmmy Miuning, head cut and legs badly bruised; Ambrose Lenulng, eerlous Internal Injuries; Mrs. Liille Bitting, arms and head Injured; Josephine Helney, leg -broken-aud_badiy-cut_about_head; Josephiu e Prlese, bfick injured; Henry Harp, back broken and will die; James D. Slapleton, leg broken and badly bruised; Mrs. Uebecca Ilackman cut about head;. Wilson E. Eck, member oftbe Ulngold baud, back sprained; Charles Zuhi (hoy), leg broken; William Koenlng, diuggut, seriously hurt about bead; Mamie Barlow, itged 5, tongue bitten off and very seriously lujiirefl luterDallyj Aaron Tfel- ties, internally Iniured: Catherine Broatman, B 'riously hurt internally; Augustus Helfilch, c:in!ractor and builder, suppoicd to be fatally injured, removed to his home in n critjtal cuiulltion; Peter Born and wife, legs broken; Fred Doland and wife, Inlcrnnliy injured, the former probably fatally; William Newmeyer, foot broken; Hugh O'Uourke, Injured very seriously about the hips; Goorze and John Neldls, broken legs; Pati'lek McDouough, leg broken; Ambrose Lenlg, hip dislocated; Mrs, John BoroskI, Internally Injured; George Hipp, leg badly sprained; Richard Hanion, knee cap broiceo; William Koculg, Injured Internally, mav die; George Neldert, legs cut and iutornaliy Injured; Catharine Broad- bam, hurt Internally; Mrs. C. A. BroadUam, tcrrlBIv cut about the face and arras; Philip Francisco, legs broken.. The accident was caused by the walls ipreading, which had only been completed on Baturday. ; -

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  1. The Belleville Telescope,
  2. 11 Oct 1888, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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