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    Ebensburg Alleghanian, 6 Feb 1862, Contributed by Patty Millich

Terrible Accident

An accident of a singular as well as heart-rending character occurred in Susquehanna township, this county, last week by which a man named Silas Ballou lost his life. The unfortunate man was engaged at the time in assisting to run a saw mill belonging to Mr. John Lantzey and during one of the cold days in the beginning of the week, had occasion to descend to the lower portion of the building, to remove a mass of ice which impeded the revolutions of the wheel. While thus engaged, the proprietor, who was unaware of Mr. B's locality, set the saw in motion. The result was that he was caught and drawn in by the wheel, thereby being crushed and bruised so sadly that he survived but a short time. The deceased was probably fifty years of age, and was, we believe, unmarried.

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