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Two Farmers And A Team Killed

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Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
August
Year
1874
Copyright
Public Domain
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Hoon after nine o'clock Saturday nigh as Conductor Penis' train over the De troit, Lansing & Lake Michigan líoac was approaching South Lyons, the engineer discovered by the glare of the headlight some obstiuction on the track at a crossing. He reversed his engine anc whistlecl for brakes, but the next moment he struck a wagon containing two farmers. The train was stopped as soon as possible, and the train men took the two vietims off the pilot, one almost gasping his last and the other fatally injured. ïhey were soon identified as G W. and Charles Beach, well-to-do farm ers living near the village. One of them was terribly injured about the back and lived only a few minutes after being laid on the ground. The other had his legs crushed and lived uutil about 10 o'clock Sunday forenoon. The horses had their legs out off and were instantly killed, whilo the wagon was shattered to fragmenta. The brother who lived the longer could not explain how they carne to be on the crossing. He said that he cculd not remember seeing tlie locomotive or hearing it whistle until it was right upon thein. A few rods froni the crossing is a farm house, and when the Beach brothers drove by it the farmor warned thein not ïo attempt to cross the track until the ;rain had passed. They did not even turn their heads as he called to thein, but drove right on. The men are said to be sober, températe men, and their terrible carelessness in stopping the team in front of' the train cannot be accounted for exept on the theory that they were asleep and the horses were taking care of themelves. - Free ï'ressThe Indians in the Northwest are displeased with Custer's style of fighting, and are returning to the reservations. It is thought that Custer has complettd hii mission and is also returning.

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Old News
Michigan Argus