Ediward Collins, a Detroit brakeman living on Michigan avenue, met with a serious accident in thi.s city Monday. He was on the fast run wttich is due hete at 1:40 p. in. One of the cara of the train contained John Griffith's "Fa nst" scenery and ït toa il to be placed on a slde track. In making up the train agaln Collins was sianding back signalling the engineer. The eiigine backed up with sueh fowiy that the cast-iron bumpers broke. Collins was standing tem Eeet rom the track but one larre jiiece of the iron flew over and struck him on the f( rehead. Dr. Cornue was sumuioned and after a temporary ba-i la.ae was n:ade the man was removed to his office. An examinaticn was made and while it was found th'at the skull was not fractured the force of the iron had produced an ugiy wound and there was a eoncussion of the trrain. The man was removed to Detroit and lit1 n a verT precarioua cwndition, as lirain fever is liable to set in. It wil] fttke three or d'ays to determine wliether or iiot he will recover.