Friday, May 16, 2008

Mr. Tonge's Narrow Escape

New York, 1895

Henry W. Tonges of Flushing had a narrow escape from being crushed to death Saturday. Mr. Tonges is a commuter on the Long Island railroad. He was late and the train was pulling out of the station when he arrived at the platform. In attempting to jump on the cars he fell and came near falling between two coaches. He escaped with a few slight bruises.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, Feb. 1, 1895, p. 1.

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