N&W in 1912--Two items: Injury, Funeral train

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Thu., April 4, 1912

Estill Groseclose, Found Lying in a Railroad Cut, Will Probably Survive Injuries
Tazewell, Va., April 3. (Special)--Estill Groseclose, a young man twenty-two years old, of this town, was found lying on the railroad track about one mile east of Tip Top early this morning, with one of his legs badly mangled by having been run over by a railroad train. He was taken-to the Tazewell hospital here where the leg was removed. Groseclose will get well. It is said that he was at Witttens Mills last night at a school entertainment and imbibed freely of whiskey and when last seen he had . boarded an eastbound freight train.

Funeral Train Gets Through
Bristol, Tenn., April 3.--After standing thirty hours behind a freight wreck between here and Pulaski,Va., the special train bearing the body of Senator Taylor, members of his family and delegations from the house and senate, reached Bristol at 10:30 this morning. The body goes direct to Nashville, where it will lie in state until Friday. The funeral will be at Knoxville.
Gordon Hamilton
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