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Tuesday 15 July 1890, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

(Armidale Express, July 11.)

We learn that a very painful accident occurred at the Long Point Steam Saw Mills the other day. A young man named T. Clark, who is employed by Mr. R. A. Pearson, proprietor of the above mills, as engine driver, was engaged with the benchman cutting firewood from the waste timber, when, by some unaccountable means, his hand came in contact with a circular saw which, revolving at a high rate of speed, almost severed the third finger and cut two others on the left hand. Mr. Pearson at once procured assistance, and had the hand bound up and the sufferer conveyed to Hillgrove, where all means that could be procured to relieve the sufferer were immediately restored to, and he is now doing as well as can be expected.

It is pleasing to note that the Borough Council are about to procure a fresh supply of books for the library. To cause subscribers to take a continued interest in libraries the stock should be periodically replenished. Considering the size and importance of Armidale, the Municipal Library is rather behind than in advance of the age.

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