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LET THE CARS CUT HIS HEAD OFF.

Charles Ellison, a young man living in the town of Monroe, Orange County, N. Y., August 20, 1857, stepped into Turner's Hotel, at Turner's Station, intoxicated. He called for liquor. It was refused him.

"If you don't let me have a drink," he said to the bartender, "I will kill myself."

He was still refused. He walked out to the railroad track, waited until a train approached, and when it was near, placed his neck across the rail. His head was severed from his body.


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