Philadelphia, PA Collapsing Wall, Aug 1890

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CAUGHT UNDER A WALL.

SEVEN PERSONS PROBABLY MEET SUDDEN DEATH IN PHILADELPHIA.

Philadelphia, Aug. 22. -- Four persons were killed, three probably fatally injured, and three others seriously hurt by the falling of a wall of the stables of the Thirteenth and Sixteenth street car company at Twelfth Street and Susquehanna Avenue last evening during the prevalence of a severe wind and rain storm. The killed are:
AUGUST PAUL, a car driver, and his wife.
CHARLES SEVERN, a car conductor.
CHARLES FISHER, a driver.

Fatally and Otherwise Hurt.
HENRY JACOBY, conductor.
JAMES MARTIN, driver.
CHARLES BROWN, a passenger, were all so badly injured that they will probably die.
HENRY TODWETTER, a stableman; a son of AUGUST PAUL, and an unknown boy, are very severely hurt and their recovery is doubtful.
JOHN CHRISTY, a horse changer, has been missing since the wall fell, and it is believed that he is buried in the ruins.

Crushed in a Street Car.
Driver PAUL was an old employe of the road. His wife, accompanied by their only son, had brought his supper to him, and the three were sitting in the car together while PAUL ate his meal. In this car was also Conductor SEVERN and CHARLES BROWN. When the wall fell in, this car was completely crushed, and the horses killed. PAUL and his wife were instantly killed. SEVERN expired in a few minutes after being taken from the wreck. BROWN had both arms and both legs broken. PAUL'S son had one arm broken and is otherwise seriously hurt.

Journal Gazette Sterling Illinois 1890-08-22