News from The Courant American

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
November 8, 1900, page 1
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Wreck On The Iron Belt.
Four Convicts Killed and Several More Badly Wounded.

A disastrous wreck occurred on the Iron Belt railroad near Sugar Hill Monday night which resulted in the death of four convicts, and several more were badly wounded.

The engine was pushing two cars loaded with convicts from Chumley Hill to the barracks at Sugar Hill, when the cars became detached from the engine and ran down the grade.  As the loose cars started to ascend the next grade the engine struck them with considerable force, wrecking both cars and killing four convicts, one of them a white man named Johnson, and the other three negroes.

Several other convicts were badly injured, and some of them are not expected to live.

Mr. Warren Pierce, superintendent of the mines was on one of the cars and was also badly injured, but is not considered seriously hurt.


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Mr. Lewis Morris is proud of the arrival of a fine baby girl at his home last Sunday.


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