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COLUMBUS COURIER, 6 July 1876
Accident Report for JOHN TANNER
SERIOUS ACCIDENT

During the display of fireworks on the evening of the Fourth, a sky rocket was accidentally discharged into the crowd, surrounding the stand, which struck a boy in the face, crushing in the left cheek bone and making a frightful wound, and one that if he should live and get well, will disfigure him for life. The boy is about sixteen years old and is the son of JOSEPH TANNER, living about six miles northeast of this city. Medical attendance was given by all our physicians immediately, but at the present writing, twenty-four hours later, he is still unconscious and fears are entertained that he will not recover. No blame is attached to any one for this accident, sad as may possibly be its termination, but what we would say, is, that, in general, the display of fire works are always attended with more or less danger. Several instances have come under our observation similar to this accident, where persons have been seriously injured by sky-rockets, and would it not be as well to spend our money for other things for amusements that are attended with no danger.

We are informed that Mr. TANNER is the father of nine children, of which this boy is his only son and help on the farm. Every effort will be made by the authorities for the cure of the boy until he gets well.
(Notice of Death)
Transcribed and Contributed by Marvel Delahaye


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