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INCIDENTS OF A RAILWAY DISASTER

Two inofdentß In conneotlon with the terrible railway disaster ne»r Armagh are worth vemrdtog. One has » grimly humorona Bide. S»rrtly after the accident Mr Robert Gllliesple, J P., one of the superintendents of the Methodist Sunday tohool excursion, received a bill from the Great Northern Hallway Oomp«ny for £39 4) 3d, for 941 excursion tickets from Acmagh to Wanenpolnt on the 12th June. Tbts Mr Glllesple dlstlnotly refaaed to pay. Tae Company who contracted to carry the excursionists from Armagh to Warrenpolnt, as • matter of faot took them only a few miles oatalde Armagh, when Beventy.slx were killed and over 400 wounded, several being maimed for life. To demand the railway fare under these olroumstaneei certainly seems like adding insult to the most deadly Injary. It remains to be seen whether the Company will fight the question In the law oouris. Ihe other Incident la of a wholly pathetic kind. Among the snfferera by the oqoldent was a little girl, named Nell, whose leg was orußhed, and had to be amputated. Among those In the train were her fathei and mother, both of whom were killed; Naturally their sad fate was kept from her as long as possible by the Hospital cffiolals. They oould not, however, allay tho soiplolons of the little patient; whom thoughts m the midst of her own patn constantly turned to her parents, aod she kept asking why they did not oome to sis her. "Everybody's papa and mamma are coming here bot mine," ahe said. Even Diokens never painted anything more touching than the sad lot of thti little sofferer, left thus alone m the world, and filling with tears the eyes of those about her by the terrible pathos of tho artleis questioning.

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INCIDENTS OF A RAILWAY DISASTER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2233, 23 September 1889

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