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Mr. Bost, the Explosion Victim Dead

Mr. John Bost, the aged man who was one of the unfortunate victims in the boiler explosion at Safrits planing mill on September 11, 1895, whose skull was so terribly crushed, died Friday night.  No hope was entertained for his recovery from the time of the accident and it is almost wonderful that he survived so long as he did.

Source: "Mr. Bost, the Explosion Victim Dead," The Daily Concord Standard, 5 October 1895, digital images, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center ( : accessed 2 June 2017).

Josiah Weddington

The Fayetteville Telegraph, of the 28th ult. says that Mr. Josiah Weddington, of Cabarrus county, in this state, while picking the flint of his gun, shot his young daughter through the body; she died soon after.  Too much caution cannot be observed in the use of loaded guns.

Source: The Western Carolinian, 16 May 1826, digital images, North Carolina Digital Collections ( : accessed 17 July 2017).

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