J.Hayes hit by train-Mau 13,1899
sec-, I ! resources too much. Hlf"BY A LOCOMOTIVE THE TROUBLE WHICH BEFELL JACK HAYES OF ! VEN0STA. . Venosta Farmer had a Scrap With Gatineatt Valley Train, but ; is Still in the Ring. ' About a mile' south of Venosta the engineer of. the' up Gatineau Valley train saw a couple of ' men on the track ahead, on Thursday evening, walking In the same direction as the train was going. He whistled, ai.d one man left the track. The other paid no i attention. The engineer whistled again without, effect, then whistled down brakes and reversed his engine, but while still going at a rood rate of speed struck the man, who was flung 20 feet into the ditch, an apparently Inanimate, heap. As soon as the train stopped, oScials and passengers ran back and found the victim lying unconscious with a cut between his eyes, another on the apparent broken. The comrade who had been with him, and who seemed half-dazed, said jthe Injured man was a farmer named Jack Hayes who lived near by; Haves wasn't deaf, but he "had had a drop or two." The passengers and train officials were debating whether to get Hayes taken home, or carry .him on the train to Aylwln,. ten miles, where the nearest doctor was', when the victim rolled oyer, staggered unaided to his feet and with an amiable grin remarked : "Gee, .what yer making thish fuss 'bout me fur annyway T" ' He was shaky and would have fallen again but several pairs ' of hands caught him. : Drawing-Vick the supposed .broken arm he said, angril;'. "Lem'me" 'tone, or I'll punch some o' yer necks !".' . There was a shout of relief, and. a rush for the train, which steamed off, leaving Hayes ' sitting by' the ,traci feeling his head cautiously..