Fatal Accident at the Ore Bank.
A frightful accident occurred about 3 o’clock last Saturday afternoon at the Virginia Ore Bank, six miles east of Shepherdstown, by which Edgar Walters, son of George Walters, a former resident of this place, lost his life. The unfortunate young man, who worked at the ore mine, was riding upon the tender of a locomotive running backward, and as it went down a rather steep grade he slipped off and fell beneath the wheels. When the engine had passed a horrible sight met the view of those who had witnessed the accident. The wheels had completely decapitated Mr. Walters, and his body lay upon one side of the track and the head upon the other. In the twinkling of an eye his life had gone out. His fellow employees were greatly shocked by the occurrence and some of them were completely unnerved. The remains were gathered up and made as presentable as possible, the head being sewed to the body, and later were sent to his home on the opposite side of the river, in Maryland. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. The young man was about eighteen years of age.
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