Andrew MILLER, freight conductor on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, was run over and crushed to death by a passenger train, at Columbus, Ky., on last Wednesday night. Miller was standing on the main track, with his back to the passenger train, which had just passed over it, signaling his own train that stood on a side track, to pull out, when the engineer of the passenger train backed up on him and killed him outright.  The noise of his own heavy train, which was passing within a few feet, prevented him from hearing that of the passenger train.  His mother lives in Perrysburg, Ohio.  He was one of the most popular and efficient conductors on the road.  Everybody liked “Andy” Miller. His body was dreadfully mangled, his entrails disemboweled, both legs crushed and broken in several places, and one hand severed, and other portions of his body frightfully lacerated. His sufferings were, however, but of momentary duration.  Singular enough, throughout the rough handling consequent upon the entire train passing over his body his face was but little bruised, and retained the placid expression in death which marked his features in repose while alive.  Of exceedingly stout and rotund figure, his nature accorded fully with the even-tempered disposition which so often characterizes such individuals. The best evidence of the estimation in which held is shown in the fact that as the news became known throughout the length of the Division, Engineers and Conductors, moved by a common impulse, draped their engines and cars with mourning streamers.

Whig and tribune. (Jackson, Tenn.), 02 Sept. 1871. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

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