The Injured Miner Likely to Get Well
Thomas Carl is the name of the young man who was accidentally shot near the Middlebury Coal Shaft yesterday. He and two companions were lying on the ground resting when Carl said, "Come, boys, let's get up." At the same instant James Sawyer unthinkingly kicked out with one foot striking the hammer of a gun lying about five feet from Carl. The gun went off and the entire charge, an ounce of bird-shot, struck Carls left thigh, ploughing its way through the flesh and lodging in the abdomen but fortunately neither severing any blood vessels or penetrating the bowels. The entire charge was subsequently extracted by an Akron surgeon, and as the man has a good constitution, his recovery is quite probable. [Summit County Beacon, September 8, 1880 - DW - Sub by FoFG]
Invalid Wife And Small Children Dependent on Blind Joe Fisher.
Joe Fisher, the Italian whose left eye was blown out Saturday morning by the explosion on Grant St, and whose right eye was so badly injured that he will probably never see again, was resting quietly at the City hospital Monday. A great quantity of dirt and wind was removed from Fisher's right eye Saturday. Dr. D. H. Lewis, who is attending him, said Monday, that ulceration would probably set in and that the pain would then become so great that the removal of the eye would be necessary. Fisher has four small children and his wife is an invalid. [Akron Daily Democrat. (Akron, Ohio), 05 May 1902]