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 - One interesting feature of the next census...
One interesting feature of the next census would be the number of people who would rather die than wait for the next train or the next street car. It would certainly include one Trenhoft, who, having bought his ticket at a New York elevated railroad station, started to rush past the ticket-box. As the conductor had given tho signal for the train to start, the ticket-taker had closed the gate to prevent the man's going through it. He hastily thrust the ticket into his pocket, and, passing throngh the exit for passengers, succeeded in reaching the train before the last car- had passed the station. "Hold on !" shouted the collector. "You have not deposited your ticket !" "Go back .'" cried the rear brakeinan. "You can't get on this train !" A scene quickly followed. The man .was found li'hig:in the street unconscious, with his head and ' body frightfully mangled. Whether be was pushed from the cars by the brakeman, who warned him not to board the train, whether he fell from the car after it had lassel the station, or whether he fell from the station, the coroner was unable to decide.

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 07 Jul 1883, Sat,
  3. Page 5

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