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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Wednesday, 11 Mar 1857<<
MINING ACCIDENTS -- On Thursday afternoon last, says the Sacramento ĎUnion,í Mr. A.J. HOLMES was killed instantly by a slide in Bellís claims, Alpha; he leaves a young wife, having been married about 5 months since in Grass Valley. On the same afternoon, at Messrs. Wells, Mead & Co.ís claim, at Frenchmanís Bar, where 4 men were killed 1 day last week, another man was killed by a slide in the bank.
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