Burning of Steamers on the Ohio River at Cincinnati May 17, 1869.
One of the most thrilling disasters at sea that has happened for many years.
Perilous Situation of a Skating Party on the Ohio River Near Zanesville, Ohio.
Startling accident at the draw bridge of the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad, Federal Street, Troy, N. Y., Saturday, Sept 23.
New York City, -- The Steamboat Riverdale blown up, August 28th – Rescuing the passengers.
In the Jaw of the Man-Eaters. James E. Hamilton of Lake Worth, Florida, is Devoured by Sharks.
Gertie Carmo, a Female Aeronaut and Trapeze Performer, Hurled to the Ground and Instantly Killed in Detroit, Mich.
The burning of the steamer John H. Hanna near Plaquemine, Louisiana, by which thirty lives were lost
An unruly horse causes great excitement in the Metropolitan Opera House, this city.
Take a Chance?
Whatever may be said in general terms, against the morality of lotteries, this easy method of raising money has become a part of the regular machinery of charitable fairs, and every objection is met with the undeniable statement that it is both popular and successful. Many a one, who otherwise would not contribute a dime, will take a chance in a lottery, especially when assailed, liked the nice young man in the accompanying sketch, with the pleasant cajoleries of charming young ladies. It is a singular and not very creditable fact that mere misery is less potent than many other influences to unlock a cash-box.
Reprinted from "Take a Chance?" Harper's Weekly. 19 Nov 1870