Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Worthy of Honor,” February 23, 1860

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    “Worthy of Honor,” Cleveland (OH) Herald, February 23, 1860, p. 3: 3.
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    Daily Cleveland Herald
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    Worthy of Honor
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    Worthy of Honor.

    Last night the storm did considerable damage along the lines of railroad, and great care had to be exercised in the running of trains. In spite of the utmost vigilance, a serious accident would undoubtedly have occurred to the C., C. and C. train, due here last night, had it not been for the thoughtfulness of a farmer living on the line.

    Just after the big blow, about seven o’clock in the evening, Mr. GAYLORD FULTON, a farmer living a short distance north of Wellington station, went out to look after his fences. Finding them all right he went up the road to see if any obstructions were on the track. He found a very large tree lying across the rails in such a position that, in the then darkness, would inevitably cause an accident to the train nearly due, if not warned. Mr. FULTON ran home, got an axe and a light, and ran up to the obstruction in time to stop the train. A tremendous storm of wind and rain was in full force at the time, making it difficult for the engineer to see far ahead.

    Mr. GAYLORD FULTON is a man deserving honorable record. Such men are “good to have” along a line of railway.

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