Mexborough and Swinton Times 6 July 1907
A serious accident befell a Cadeby miner at the cliffs on Saturday.
It appears that Charles Spragge, in the company of another man, went into the cliffs with the object of shooting rats with a small revolver, and when passing through some bushes the revolver went off, the bullet entering the head of C. Spragge.
He immediately went to the doctors, who ordered his removal to the hospital at Doncaster where he was detained.
The bullet was removed on Sunday, when an operation was performed. At the time of writing the poor fellow is in a very serious condition.