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Wreck At Jackson

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A terrible wreek occurred on the Michigan Central at Jackson this morning, in which twenty-eight persons lost their lives and many were injured. The trains in the wreek were excursión trains of the Delaware and Lackawana which was running in two sections; and the killed and wounded were consequently all eastern people. At the Michigan Central office here intelligence of the wreek was denied. The forward section had stopped at the depot for breakfast. The rear section came up at a good rate of speed and the engineer seeing that an accident was imminent, trted in vain to apply the air brakes which were out of order. The track was down grade. He whistled for brakes, but his train went crashing into the forward section. Just before the crash came he jumped breaking his leg. The two rear cars of the forward section were completely telescoped, so that there was not sixinches between the front and rear , of the cars. The engine, baggage car and one passenjer car of the rear section were thrown from the track. The accident happened at about nine o'clock, the scène of the accident being about three hundred feet from the Central depot in Jackson. Many of the passengers were out getting breakfast. The number of killed is not definitely cnown, but a prominent railway man in Jackson put it at 28. It is he worst wreek that ever happened on this end of the Michigan Cenral line. The trains were going west on heir way to the World's Fair.


Ann Arbor Argus
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