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 - A Peculiar Experience. John Morrissey the third...
A Peculiar Experience. John Morrissey the third trick telegraph operator at Bald Eagle had a very peculiar experience while at work on Wednesday morning. The young man was busily engaged in his office work when he noticed a man walking across the tracks to his tower this was nothing out of the ordinary as many men travel the tracks at. all hours during the night but the fellow on the rails called the operator to the window and told him the switch lights were out and that he had better summon the division foreman and have them attended to. Morrissey could see for himself that the lights were burning and told the man he was wrong, at this point the traveler asked to be let in the tower and was refused arid upon being denied an entrance he began cursing and making some bad threats on the operator's life and with a bound was at the door kicking in the panels. By this time his dander was up and his only weapon of defense was an ax and overy time the kicker's foot , would go through the door the operator would take a crack. A couple of minutes after the warfare began an extra east came along and the operator threw up the board. In a few seconds the trainmen were on the scene. and the wild man overpowered. He was brought to Tyrone and landed in the lockup. The fellow was a : boiler maker from Renovo and claims to have been drinking heavily and could not account for his actions. The trainmen and the operator said the fellow was perfectly sober and that he looked like a wild man after they had overpowered him. Morrissey stated that if the trainmen had not happened along when they did that either he or the wild man would be among the missing today.

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  1. Tyrone Daily Herald,
  2. 11 Nov 1909, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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