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Burglary in Wellington. —The Wellington Hotel was broken into early on Sunday morning, and about L4O in notes and gold abstracted. An entrance was effected through a window about 12 feet from the ground bv m 'ana of a ladder. The police have offender. ... __ .• s Heroic Act. —As fully described in the Philadelphia Chronicle Herald, on a recent date, owing to the mistake of a telegraph operator, two freighttrains on. the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad came into collision near Cameron’s Mills. Chris Dean was the engineer of one of the trains. Both he and his fireman were fastened beneath the wreck of their locomotive. Dean was held by one of his legs, which was caught by the firebox of the engine. His fireman was nearly buried under the pieces of the wreck. When the men were discovered, Dean had managed to reach his tool-box, and he was making every endeavor to ex-tricate-the fireman. When he saw the men who had come to their aid, Dean shouted : “ Help poor Jim. Nevermind me !” The fireman was extricated as soon as possible, and in an unconscious condition. Dean was then taken out. It was then ascertained that during all the time he had been working to relieve his fireman the fire-box was burning his leg to a crisp. It was literally roasted from Ins knee down, and had to be amputated. The fireman died, but it is thought the brave engineer will recover.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 92, 27 April 1880

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