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Another Railroad Accident!

On Friday last, while a wood train on the Northern Indiana Railroad was ascending a grade near Homesville, a few miles west of Laporte, the water in the boiler was suffered to get low, and upon filling it up again it exploded, killing the engineer on the spot, and injuring 3 or 4 others -- two it is thought mortally. It is wise to be always prepared for death -- especially so when going on a railroad. We are likely to have about two serious accidents of the kind to record each week, and the subject will soon become uninteresting. We obtained the above information from Esq. Dunning who brought it from Laporte on Saturday.

Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: June 9, 1853
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 24
Page: 2
Column(s): 1

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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Obituary/death notice transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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