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WOLF, Hogarth

    Ebensburg Alleghanian, 20 Nov 1862, Contributed by Patty Millich

Fatal Accident

On Wednesday of last week, a freight train ran off the track near Gallitzin, killing the engineer, Mr. Hogarth Wolf, demolishing several cars and tearing up the track. The circumstances attending the accident are these: The engineer, it appears, lost control of the train and leaving the engine in charge of the fireman, passed over one or two of the cars for the purpose of putting on the brakes; but he had scarcely left the engine when it flew the track, the fireman escaping injury by jumping from the locomotive. The unfortunate engineer, however, met with instant death, his brains being scattered along the track and his arms and legs broken in several places. The engine and tender turned a complete somersault and not the least singular freak connected with the accident is reported the fact that one of the beef cattle of which there were a number on the train was found in the chamber of the tender, free from scratch or injury of any kind!

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