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test - .Man Drowned. James Eixby of West- ford w as...
.Man Drowned. James Eixby of West- ford w as drowned near the Lower Falls in Milton, on Saturday night, about 10 o'clock. He went down from Wcstfordin the afler- n,xn, with a man by the name of Caswell, for the purpose of fishing. While there they met a party who had a jug of cider, mixed with alcohol, and Bixby drank with them a number of limes ; and about 8 o'clock lay own under his wagon, upon some blankets, with his companion Caswell. A little past ten be got up ami walked down to the river, his companion thinking nothing of it, till he heard an outcry. He then ran down to the bank, about four rods from their wagon; hut it was so dark he could sec nothing. He gave an alarm, and a party who were fishing a few rods above came down, with their Iwats and lights, but nothing was found of Bixby till Sunday morning, when his body was hooked up from the bottom of the river five or six rods below where he walked in. His footprints were plainly to be seen Sundiy morning, where he stepped into the river. No inquest was held, as the town authorities aud other citizens did not think it necessary. The deceased was about forty years of age, and leaves three children. His friends took the body at Wcstford.

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  1. Burlington Weekly Free Press,
  2. 27 May 1881, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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