Geneva, GA Stairway Collapses, July 1883

PANIC AT A SATURDAY NIGHT HOP.

Atlanta, Ga., July 9.
A special from Geneva says:
Saturday night as a crowd attending Professor ROBINSON'S hop at the City Hall was leaving a stairway fell, precipitating thirty or forty men, women and children in a confused heap twenty-five feet below. A scene of wild excitement followed and the screams and shouts frightened a team of horses that dashed madly away.
Two daughters of Philip Heldlingsfeller, a young lady who was with them, and T. L. CROSBY, J. J. JORDAN, and PIERCE WESTON, were seriously hurt. Others were slightly injured.

Iola Register Kansas 1883-07-13