Ireland Old News
|DISASTROUS RAILWAY COLLISION.|
|A dreadful collision has occurred within a hundred yards of the Cork terminus of the Cork and Queenstown Railway. Owing to some mistake with regard to signals, the up train and down train ran into each other, telescoping the carriage and injuring some forty people so seriously that they had to be conveyed to the hospital, many of them on stretchers. Nobody was killed outright, but upwards of twelve of those injured are not expected to live. They were for the most part third-class passengers. Thousands assembled at the scene, and great excitement prevailed. Another account states that the stoker of the Queenstown train was thrown a distance of twenty feet and over a wall, sustaining very serious injuries. The two engine drivers and the stoker of the Youghal train were much mangled. The first carriagea third-class compartmentof the Youghal train mounted the engine, and it was in this most of the injured were found. The driver of the Youghal train asserts that he received the usual signal signifying that the line was clear. From forty to sixty people were injured, thirty of them so seriously as to necessitate their removal to the hospitals on stretchers. The following is a list of those most seriously wounded Mathew Quinn, driver of the Youghal train; Martin Driscoll, fireman, ditto; Jeremiah Donovan, carpenter John Bennett, brushmaker; William O'Brien, stoker of the Queenstown train; Samuel Halford, painter on Gloster and Wigan Railway; Margaret Murphy, servant; Margaret Ahern and child, Mary Catherine Murphy, Henry Milligan, William Watkins, painter; John Reardon, shoemaker; Timothy Creedon, gauger; Jeremiah Tracy, cooper; Pat Hyde, cardriver; J. M'Namara and son, cardriver M. Sweeney, guard of the Youghal train James Bailey, manager cabinet factory Mary Power, Kate Power, J. Healy, W. Baker, J. Manning, J. Harty, Catherine Linehan, E. Gunney, William Cronin, M. Coakley, Samuel Garrett, engine driver of the Queenstown train John Gleeson, and Edward Dartnell.|
Freeborn County Standard
AN IRISH LANDLORD
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