Monday, November 10, 2008

A Little Excitement

As the crowd was leaving the grand stand yesterday, after the game at Sportsman's Park, one of the joist supporting the upper stand broke with a loud crash, and caused some little excitement for a few moments. Several ladies who were near the scene of the accident fainted, and the crowd made a rush for the exit. Order, however, was speedily restored and no damage was done. Investigation proved that the accident was caused by defective scantling, and the stand itself was not injured.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 10, 1887

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