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DASHED TO DEATH
Terrible Fate of John D. McPherson - Fell from a new lock gate and alighted on the flooring 46 feet below. He was picked up unconscious and died a short time after the accident.
World Champion Shot-Putter
John D. "Jack" McPherson
Another terrible accident occurred at the new lock shortly after 9 o'clock yesterday when John D. McPherson, one of the world's well known athletes and shot-putters, fell from one of the lower gates and landed on the lock floor 46 feet below. He was picked up by men employed on the work, and was found to be in a dying condition. He was removed to the boarding house of Miss McGregor on Ferris Street, and Dr. B. D. Harison was summoned. Upon examination no broken bones were found, but as he alighted on his head and shoulders the skull was badly injured and numerous internal injuries were also sustained. Mr. McPherson remained unconscious until 1:10 o'clock in the afternoon, when he died.
Yesterday morning Mr. McPherson left his boarding house to visit some acquaintances on the lock work. He crossed safely over both the gates of the old and new lock, talked with several of his friends, who noticed that "Jack," as he was familiarly known, had been drinking and advised him on his return not to cross over the gates but to walk around. He did not heed the warning, and started over the gates. When near the south end he lost his balance and fell off. In his descent he struck part of the staging, which broke his fall to some extent but not enough to save him.
John D. McPherson, as his name signifies, was of Scotch parentage. He was 30 years of age, and has held the world's medal for champion shot-putting for several years. He has met the best men in his particular line from all over the world and defeated them. He visited Scotland and England on more than one occasion and always returned to American with newly won medals. Mr. McPherson had a wide acquaintance and made friends wherever he went. His untimely fate is regretted by all.
The funeral will be held from the residence of J.K. McGregor on Ferris Street at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, and the remains will be interred in Riverside Cemetery. A father, three sisters and three brothers survive the deceased.
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