Ben Conley

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
November 21, 1895, Page 8
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He Jumped from the Train.

Ben Conley, a Negro boy about nineteen years old, was killed by jumping from the train, on Friday night last. It seems that the boy was going to a party given by the colored folks at Rogers Station, and in order to elude paying his fare, had taken what is called the “blind mail.” He had reckoned before he started that the train would stop at Rogers, but when he got to that station he found that the train did not stop, and he attempted to jump off. He did this and met his death thereby. He groaned a great deal, and by some Negroes, after awhile, was heard. He was picked up but soon dead.

The verdict of the coroner’s jury, was that he came to his death by jumping from the train.


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