RAILROADS: Union Pacific Bites Dog

For personal damage done in grade-crossing and other accidents, U. S. railroads pay out over $20,000,000 a year. For damage done to them, they collect little or nothing. Average jury's rule of thumb: the carrier is always wrong. Last week the rule was proved by an exception.

Grey-haired Martin D. Wilson, a conductor on the Burlington, off duty, was motoring home alone with two geese, two turkeys, two hams last December. At a Richland, Neb. grade crossing he was surprised by a Union Pacific express. Pulling diagonally across the tracks, Conductor Wilson...

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