While picking apples from the trees on his farm near Leonard, Monday, Isadore Beardslee slipped and fell to the ground, a distance of about 10 ft. He was unconscious for over four hours but did not receive any serious injuries. Dr. Robb, of Leonard, was called and soon had Isadore as well as ever. Beardslee visited Oxford, Wednesday and brought with him a few bruises as gentle reminders of his quick descent.
Source: Oxford Leader, October 6, 1899.