Parris R. Sumner sues George Washington Vanderbilt

From the Kinston Free Press newspaper of Lenoir County, NC
October 30, 1910

Asheville, Oct. 28 – Pariss R. SUMNER, formally an employee on the Biltmore estate, has brought suit against Mr. Vanderbilt for damages alleged to have been received for the plaintiff was working on the estate. It is alleged for the plaintiff that while operating a machine in the Biltmore shops his hand was caught in the swiftly-moving knives and one finger was cut off.

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