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Two Bad Wrecks

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Farweix, April 18. - A collision occurred on the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan railroad about 4 miles north of here between a work train and a north bound passenger train. Two men were killed and several were badly injured. The injured were brought here. It is said that none of the passengers was injured. The killed are: J. M. Unger, married, of Owosso, and Isaae Buschnell, Owosso. The injured: Frank Thompson, of Elsie, thigh broken and otherwise injured, O. S. Caruthers, of Owosso; James Pickering, of Farwell, seriously bruised; James Devere, arm broken. Several other laborers were more or less bruised and cut. The work train had be ■? up some wrecked cara, and 'ivking up when the passenger train sj i ' it. The reporta show that the engineer of one of the trains was grossly to blame, He is one of the green men who was put on in place of the strikers four weeks ago. He was working on a construction train which is building some track at Farwell. He had had orders to back onto a switch to let the morning- north-bound passenger train pass. Either he misunderstood the ordexs or forgot them, for he pushed his train out onto the uiain track just in time for the passenger train to hit the caboose. Another accident occurred on the Ann Arbor road a mile north of Emery early Monday morning. The boiler of engine ïTo. 38 exploded and Fireman T. C. Wilson, of Pontiac, was scalded to death. . .


Ann Arbor Argus
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