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Bob Valentine

 
Paulding New Era
June 10, 1887
 
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Accident at the Copper Mines. Bob Valentine, a colored employee at the copper mines fell about 60 feet to the bottom of a shaft and was instantly killed last Monday morning about 2 o'clock. He had gone down to work, but complained of being cold and called the men above to draw him up. The bucket was lowered and Bob stared up. When within 12 or 15 feet of the top the two men drawing called to him to know why he was shaking the rope so. They received no answer but in a moment felt the bucket lighten and heard the fall of the body to the bottom. One negro descended and found him apparently dead. He set the lifeless body up against the wall of the shaft and when Mr. Robt. Hughs who had charge of the hands reached the bottom of the shaft the negro was decidedly dead. Dr. Robertson found no bruises to amount to anything except internal. A slight movement of the body would cause the blood to flow from the mouth and nose.



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