Whitby, 17 Oct 1901 --
Death in an especially shocking form came last night to a young
man of the G.T.R. tracks to and a half miles west of this town.
The dead man's name was C.
Anderson and he came from Port Dover, as was discovered from a
letter found in his pocket.
He was one of the
constructing gang at work on the new double tracking between here
The deceased, in company
with two comrades, had visited Whitby early in the evening to make
some purchases, and about 10 o'clock started back for the camp
where the men are lodged by the railway.
He complained of being
tired when half the distance had been covered, and told his
companions to go on, as he was going to sit down and rest. They
did so, and that was the last time he was seen alive.
This morning his lifeless
body was found near the tracks, having been run over by a passing
train and terribly mangled.
The train completely cut off one of his legs at the thigh.
The presumption is that he
had proceeded to the tracks and again sat down to rest, and had
fallen asleep, never to awaken.
Coroner Carson and High
Constable Calverly have taken change of the remains pending the
return of County Crown Attorney Farewell, K.C., but it is not
thought an inquest will be considered necessary.