CUT IN TWO.
CHARLES H. CASTERLINE OF THIS VILLAGE KILLED SUNDAY.
PARTICULARS OF THE SAD AFFAIR.
WHILE ENGAGED IN CATCHING ON A MOVING TRAIN HE FALLS BENEATH THE WHEELS AND MEETS A HORRIBLE DEATH.
Sunday evening word was received that a son of James CASTERLINE of this village had been killed at Binghamton by the cars and general supposition was that Ed. CASTERLINE was the victim, as his drum-majorship of the Owego band had made him more widely known than were his brothers.
It was ascertained that Charles H. was the one that was killed. He was the second son and nearly fifteen years of age. The accident occurred while several lads were catching on an Erie freight train at the Prospect avenue crossing about 6 o'clock that afternoon. The boys had mounted the train safely until CASTERLINE attempted to get from the side of the car to the ends so to climb to the top, when by some accident he missed his footing, lost his hold, fell to the track and was speedily ground in two by the wheels passing over his prostate body. It is said his coat caught on the car, causing the accident.
Witnesses were at hand and did all they could to rescue the boy but in vain. When he was picked up it was seen his body was severed above the hips. The Binghamton Republican is the authority for the statement that when the upper portion of his body was picked up breathing was noticed and the two portions were placed together and covered with a blanket, breathing continued for twenty-five minutes.
A coroner was summoned who took charge of the boy and notified his father by wire. One of the boys who were engaged with young CASTERLINE in jumping on the train was Richard SMULLEN, whose parents moved to Binghamton several months ago, but who is employed in the tobacco field of G. H. PUMPELLY on the south side of the river, where young CASTERLINE worked last week - the first weeks work he had ever preformed for hire. SMULLEN jumped from the train soon after the accident and went back to the scene of the fatality. The Republican says that "a warrant was issued for his arrest by Coroner PIERCE," but he came to this place that night and was here all the morning. It is said that two Owego boys named ALLEN were in the party.
The boy's father went to Binghamton on Erie No. 12 and brought the remains home on No. 3 Monday morning.
In addition to the body being completely severed, the left arm, right hand and both legs were cut off and a bad gash cut in the middle of the forehead.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the residence.
Richard SMULLEN and the two ALLEN boys were arrested in town Monday by a Binghamton officer and taken to that city to testify at the coroner's inquest into the death of Charles H. CASTERLINE. They were held to await the action of the grand jury, their parents going bail in the sum of $200 for their appearance.
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