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Fatal Accident at Calumet Station.

At 8 o'clock Wednesday evening, 21st, several Irish laborers left Calumet Station, on a hand car destined for Porter Station, with a supply of whiskey on board. Somewhere on the way, one of them got off to return. Another company passed soon after, but did not see him. He was found dead the next morning lying between the ties of the railroad a short distance west of Calumet, with the back of his head broken. It is supposed from appearances that he could not have been run over by the cars, or the cowcatcher would have removed him from the track, but that he tried to get on to the hindmost carof the night train, and fell so as to dash out his brains against either the car or the timber of the road. We shall soon have the Coroner's verdict to publish, which may afford further information. It is easy to see that by whatever means this man came to his death, whisky was the cause.

[Note: Calumet Station is the former name of the town of Chesterton.]

Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: September 26, 1853
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 39
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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