Robert Bond, colored, while at work on the gin of Gift & Beasley at Rialto Tuesday morning, got his arm caught in the line shaft and it was so badly mangled that it was necessary to have it amputated at the shoulder.  He was brought to Covington for medical treatment but had suffered so much from loss of blood that died from his injuries at 4 o’clock on Wednesday morning. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, October 25, 1917)

It was erroneously stated, from information given us, in our last issue that Robert Bond, colored, who was employed at the cotton gin of Gift & Beasley, had died from injuries sustained while at work there.  Mr. W. R. Gift, of the above named firm states that Bond was not employed there, but that he had gone into the engine room to warm on the morning that he was caught in the line shaft. (The Covington Leader, Thursday, November 1, 1917)

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