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Horribly Mangled

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Several days last week JoseDh Christy of Lockport, N. Y., wan tlie guest of his sister, Mra, P. Hancall, of Ypsilanti. On Sunday lie carne to Ann Arbor, and spent the day with liis niece, Mrs. G. L, Moore. He returned to Ypsilanti on the 8:20 motor train, Mr. Moore accompanying him as far a.s I'uckard-st. For some reason he remained on the car after it had started back for Ann Arbor. He soon saw his mistake, and, when op posite the Methodist, church announced that lie wanted to get off. Several of the p.issengers waraed hitn not to do so without ringing the beil, but he disregarded their admonilions. The train was backing up at the time and consequently the motor aud first car were in therear. Mr. Ciiristy jumped backward, hanging on with one hand as he (lid so. He was thrown under the wheels, which passed over hiin, crashing his head into fragments and ciitting off both arms. His brains were soattered along for tliirty feet. The car was soon stopped and the remains were taken to the undertakiiis; room?. The next morning an inq'iest was held and testimony was receiveil from Daniel Boatman and Mfttt Kirk, of Ypsilanti; Conductor Milton and Engineer Thayer, and Patriek Reed and John Kenny, of Ann Arbor. The verdict of the jury exonerated the railway company from all blame in the matter. In the evening the remains of the deceased were shipped to Lockport. Mr. Christy was sixty-seven years of age. He Ieave3 a widow and tb ree children, all married. He was a retired business inan and held a high positioti in the community from which he camp.


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Ann Arbor Register