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A Broken Axle

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Cincinnati, Dec. 30. - The officers of ,the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad have information from White Sulphur Springs, 'on that line, that passenger train No. 3 on that road,going west, was wrecked Saturday, about two miles west of White Sulphur Springs, by a broken axle. The mail car, combination car, coach and one sleeper were derailed. The sleeper was turned on its side. The other sleeper, Rockbridge, was not injured. The coach telescoped the combination car, and there the loss of Ufe occurred. So' far as known there were ten persons kille"!! - five passengers anduve employés. The killed Sre as follows: Kidder Kidd. Hannibal, Mo. ; Barksdale, baggage-ma&ter, Huntington; H. Morrison, mail clerk, Charleston ; newsboy, name not known; two colored men, names not known : Thomas Karsh, Blackstone, Kan.; J. D. West, Howardsvllle, Va. The names of the other two are not known. About ten ars reported injured, but only the names of two are given who are most seriously hurt. They are Conductor Schweikert, who had his legs crushed, and Section-Master Meyers, who was hurt in the back and breast. The dead were sent to Ronceverte, and the injured to the Caldwell Hotel at White Sulphur Springs, where every thing possible was done for their comfort.


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