by m.c.r. mail train
when whistle blown,
but did not get clear of the tracks.
When No. 2 Michigan Central
mail train was running east between Waterford and Townsend Centre,
at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Engineer Ballantyne saw a man walking on the
tracks ahead of him, and he at once whistled and applied the
The man stepped off, but not
far enough, the engine striking him and killing him instantly. He
proved to be Reginald Rice, aged 17, son of William G. Rice, a
well-known farmer at Townsend Centre.
The dead boy has worked in
Simcoe quite a bit. Last spring he tried to enlist, but was rejected
as too young. This summer he had been employed by the sewer
Saturday afternoon he took
the L. E. and N. to Waterford and was walking home on the track to
spend Sunday with his parents.