Death of Joseph Soday

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an 2 offered to the for It G. a was interest, to this ald^near}: : J^nlB»!ei«iiiig; three; * miles ;««>t*~;of. nere. V*" killed Instantly .on last Satnrday evening, near tlie A. *G.W. B. B. depot. In attempting to get aboard a passing freight train, at about 5 p. m., bis foot slipped and became fastened In some manner in the iron step, and he was dragged along the track by the train for a distance of probably twenty rods, frightfully mutilating his body and causing immediate death. His remains were carried to the company's carpenter, shop; and, strange to say, were permitted tp;je-" main there.till next morning. Coroner Coroner Davenny, of Fredonia, was sent for,and after 10 o'clock Saturday night arrived.andnummotiedajury.of which W. 8. Goucher, Eaq., was foreman. After hearing witnesses concerning the accident, the following verdict was rendered: We, the- jury In the case of Joseph Soda, doUnd that tiie .leeeased, Joseph Sodai came to l.ls death by injudi- cionsly attempting to board the train (28) while in motion, he being apparently apparently under the influence of liquor, WM. 8. GODCHER, Foreman. The funeral took place from the ^en-ict be association Normal the announce the a from as depot on Sabbath, at 2 p. m Deceased was a native of Hungary, and has resided in this neighborhood for the most part for ten to fifteen years. He leaves u wife and four children in rather poor circumstances M battle with the trials and tribulations tribulations of life. If it.be true, as Intimated by, the Coroner's jury, and as we hear reported reported upon the street/that deceased was intoxicated at the time of the unfortunate unfortunate accident, it'occurs to us thai there ought to be, somewhere in this place, some uueasy consciences.'!', in deed, selling intoxicating iiqu.irs does not necessarily quiet -the natura qualms of the moralHense; True, tlie accident might have happened to a sober:man,-for it was a fool-hardy and unlawful thing to attempt to ge aboard of the passing train,—but Ih chances of safety would have been muchirreaterif the unfortunate mai had been sober. In the great day of accounts, when there shall be an inquisition inquisition for blood, if the man or men who made Joseph Soda drunk on I >st Saturday evening are acquitted by the Great Judge of a crime near akin to manslaughter, it will not be upon a sustained plea of "not guilty," but rather upon the immunity based upon a gracious pardon. is iwri./-'. Miss Sharon, friends BEV. City, ng tb e ISAAC Iron weeks ere. MBS. and one spending in Thiel, lore Sur;eons. D. stock of $4,000, be a B. C. that Newt. remain ger. JACOB through sell" she anse. Coi* has the COL. The this testified on bf fore REV. siouaiy died night. very August. of

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 11 Mar 1880, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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