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WAS IT MURDER?
1 was stoking <>ii 1111 engine, tlic driv er of which was John Morgan. lie hint been many years in the company's service and bore au excellent character for steadiness, but was considered rather taciturn. He seemed to bo al ways in the sulks and was, I suppose, of a surly temper. Before we started one morninjr lie hardly answered any remark I addressed to liini and seemed more surly than usual. When the head guard gave us the signal and Morgan turned the handle, we moved slowly and steadily out of the station. When we got well out iuto the country. Mor gan turned to mo and said shortly. "More coal!" Now, in my opinion, 110 more coal was wanted, as there was quite enough in the tiro to keep up the usual speed. However, as a stoker i was only an underling and must obey reasonable orders. About an hour after leaving I'nd dingtou Morgan stopped suddenly in the middle of a sentence and said. "■Well, 1 must get to work now.'' Then lie opened the lire box door and called out to me, "More coal!" 1 expostulated with him and pointed out that Ave wore going at a high rate of speed and would not need more coal before lilinton. but this seemed to ex cite him terribly. "Shovel it iu!" la roared, with an oath. "I'm going to make her travel." 'Jo satisfy him I took up a shovelful and managed to upset a good deal ot' It before I reached the tire box. "You clumsy fool!" lie called out. "Ilero, give it to me!" And, snatching the shovel out of my hands, he cram med on as much coal as he could get in. I was beginning to get alarmed and, looking out over the well known coun try—for I had traveled that journey many a time before—saw that we were much nearer to Rlinton than we ought to be at that hour. In a few minutes our speed increased enormously, and I calculated wo were traveling at the rate of seventy miles an hour. I thought it was time to re monstrate, and, turning to Morgan, I noticed that the indicator showed full speed. I called his attention to the fact and begged him to reduce the speed or we would run into Blinton without being able to stop. "Ha, ha!" he cried in reply. "Stop!" I'm never going to stop again! I told you I'd make her travel. What do you want to stop for? Get on, old wench, get on!" Then he burst into a hideous peal of laughter. A cold sweat of alt solute terror broke out on me ns I re alized tlio state of things. Here was a raving maniac, a far stronger man than myself, in charge of a trainful of peo ple. The train rushed on with incredi ble speed, not steadily and evenly, but with leaps and bounds that threatened to cast the engine off the line at every yard. There was no doubt the man was as mad as a man could be and was also master of the situation. 1 made one effort to reach the handle by which the steam is turned off, but the madman was too sharp for me. "No you don't!" he shouted. He brought his shovel down with a tremendous blow on the rail at my side, just miss ing my head. It was plain 1 < nnM do nothing by force. Would stratagem be of any use? 1 looked out at the country. Time was running short. We wen; not more Hum twenty miles from I*. 1 illl■ ■ i June tion, and if wo did not st> p there the whole train must inevitably be v.t •••li ed, and probably not on • passenger would escape uninjured and but few with their lives. 1 looked back to the train. Outside the windows were hands gesticulating and frightened, alarmed faces. At the end of the train the guard was waving a red fiag. Some . thing must be done and by me or we should all bo inevitably lost. I made up my mind. I turned to Morgan, with a smile on my face, and I said: "Old boy. you're quite right. This is a fine pace, but it ain't quite fast enough. Look here!" And I caught him by the arm and led him to the side of the en gine next to the double rail. "See," I cried, "there is another train coming up faster than us, and she will pass us. We must go faster, but let's see first who is driving her. I<ean forward and look. Can you see?" The poor maniac stepped outside the rail and leaned forward to look for the Imaginary train when I gave him a sudden push, and he fell in a heap on the side rails and was killed on the spot. With a gasp of relief 1 sp>\ : back to the engine and turned off iiie steam. It was not a moment too soon. We were well in sight of Blinton Junc tion before I had the train properly under control. I pulled up at the plat form nil right, and then I fainted. When I came to, I was lying on a bench In the waiting room, and the in spector was standing over me, with his notebook In his haud, prepared to take down my statement. What I stated was that the engine driver had gone mad and that to save the lives of the passengers I had knocked him off the engine Just in time to get the train un der control beforo running into the station. This was corroborated by the guard and several passengers, and the case was brought before the solicitors of the company. I gave my evidence at the inquest and heard no more of the matter until one day the passenger superintendent handed me 10 sover eigns and a letter appointing me sta tion master at Little Mudford. It was evident the directors condoned my con duct, and I hope that my readers will agree with them and, in consideration 'of my having saved a trainful of peo ple. will acquit mo of murder and bring in a verdict of Justifiable hoiul citia. DR. ALLAX M'LAXE lIA.MIL TOX. Grandson of Alexander Hamil ton, alieni-i .mil expert in nervous diseases. ('onspicuous at the Thaw mid Guiteait murder 1 rials. ABRAHAM RUEF. 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