Horrible Tragedy in Baltimore
(The New York Times, August 23, 1854)
On. Saturday last, at dinner time, at Fells Point, an industrious German, who had been engaged in unloading a ship, was, with his wife, seated upon a bag of guano near an immense pile, and, while conversing with his wife, in fancied security, the bags high above tottered and fell upon them, and when rescued a pitiable spectacle was revealed. Both were awfully mangled, and the situation of the woman was more distressing than words can depict, she being expected hourly, before the accident, to give birth to a child, and death, at latest advice, was momentarily anticipated.