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Mr. W.J. Richards

 
Paulding New Era
October 22, 1886
 
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Shot Through the Heart. Cedartown, Ga. October 20. Last night at Broken Arrow, Ala., Mr. B.F. Carter, a mail agent on the East and West railroad, accidentally shot and killed Mr. W.J. Richards, a fireman on the same road. Carter is an expert in the use of a pistol and was in the act of demonstrating a certain way of offering his pistol. To Richards, and same time, with holding it, when it was accidentally discharged, the ball piercing the breast of Richards near the heart and causing instant death. Both are young men of good habits and the event is universally deplored. Richards was the support of a widowed mother and a family of small children who resides here. His remains were brought here on the noon train and will be interred in the cemetery at ten o'clock tomorrow (Constitution). (There is also a full statement of the occurrence by Mr. Carter).



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