|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/16/1901.
Happened to H.C. Blackshere at Brooksville Last Week
Quite a serious accident happened to H.C. Blackshire, of Big Bend, one
day last week. He was working on some saw logs which had been washed
upon the river banks by the large rise a few days before, when a log which
had been lodged in a tree became loosened and fell upon him. The
log fell about eight feet and crushed him to the earth. It required
the effort of three men to release him from his perilous position.
When he was taken out it was discovered that his nose was broken, his
face badly mashed, his collar bone was broken, an arm was broken and that
he had sustained other serious injuries. He was removed to the home
of A.J. Pettit, near by, where medical aid was summoned, and his injuries
attended to. He is improving rapidly as could be expected.
He was very fortunate in not being killed outright, which he would have
been, had it not been for the mud where he was, the log mashing him down
in the soft mud.