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Sues For The Loss Of A Leg

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Gustave Lagasse began suit in the circuit court yesterday against the Michigan Central railroad for $10,ooo through M. J. Cavanaugh, his attorney. The declaration sets forth that Lagasse was engaged as under cook on the dining car "City of Detroit," on May 25, 1893, that he was ordered by the cook when the train got to Delhi, in this county, to get off the car and go round to the ice box under the car and get a fish, that when he attempted to get on the train with one hand on the railing of the car and the fish in the other hand, the cars started and threw him against a cattle guard. The wheels passed over his right leg in such a manner that it had to be amputated b├Ętween the ankle and knee. The declaration is a very long one, setting forth in various ways the duties and negligence of the railroad company.


Ann Arbor Argus
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