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to pay got it. by crowus could not come up town. How Alter annKuijs »»» uaj «MW»IU»/ ... j Grafton and getting "good and drunk." lin «~ *v.^.ir .iffiiT-wir/la ovnrpRRPjl it. Geo. ·*· r- Brutal Fight on a Car. After drinking all day Monday in as they afterwards expressed it, Geo. Leighty and John Coburn, miners, em- plojcd at Tunnelton, engaged in a figh't In a gondola attached to a B. O. freight train eastbound Monday night, between Tunnelton and Xew- btirg.and as a result Leighty had a big gash cut in his head, one hand partly severed, while Coban is in the Powell i Hospital, at Grafton, with an ampu ! tated limb, that member being so i badiy crushed at the knee. 1 11 appears that Leighty and Coban bad managed to catch a B. O. back to Tunnelton in Grafton yard, despite the fact that they were badly intoxicated. They continued to ride in peace, embracing each other, pledging pledging fealty and love as only drunks can do. when an argument came up and Leighty says Coban called him a "d-scab," "d-scab," and a fight ensued. Pummelins each other over the ear floor. Coban reached for a young boulder lying on the car floor, and struck Leighty in the face, over the PJC. slugging him so effectively that Leighty went overboard. overboard. In falling he partly rolled In Music out the car the the to sat Mr and the U the door out "Say show de tle the cinder and one hand went under ' in the car wheels, mashing and lacerating lacerating It dreadfully. Leighty walked to I'unnelton and had the damage repaired repaired by a surgeon thore. and he was sent to Fairmont to have his hand amputated. i Early jestorday morning Coban was | found, nearly dead, lying on the I of a barber shop, at Tunnelton.-weak ! from loss of blood, and his right leg ' horribly crushed below the knee: He was put on a freight train and taKen to Grafton, where his leg was amputated. amputated. It .seems that Coban. after knocking his "buddy" from the train, felt sorry, and In his maudlin condition attempted attempted to jump from the mo\intt train to see what had become of his pal. and in jumping was thrown under the train. It was a miracle he was not cut into mince meat, as hfe is U*3J he boy not and give and to have jumped off f jn the KIngwood tunnel. How he was able to drag himself, injured a«* bad as he was. out of the tunnel, onto the porch of tho barber shop, seems-almost impossible. Both men have been working at Tunnelton as non-union miners since the mines resumed work, after over a year's Idleness. Coban comes from a prominent family of KIngwood. When Can. Col. ( Ix-n. Krlo :reat 1. Mo prominent lamuy o; ningwoou. « uen - Lclgbty turned up he was covered 'K 0 r..A v from head to foot with cinders, and Dt - m clotted blood, from his wound, and ( j.J^, It . looked so disreputable that it was, r.o«-it haul to tell how he appeared under ordinary circumstances. · j si. Tex. Little-Weber Nuptials.

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  1. Cumberland Evening Times,
  2. 14 Apr 1909, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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