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Railroad accident in Ohio

--Ten Men Killed.--The Columbus (Ohio) Statesman, of the 1st instant, says an accident occurred on the M. and C. R. R., twenty miles east of Chillicothe, on Friday, which caused considerable loss of life. It says:

‘ "The balance of the Twenty second Regiment, with Col. Gilmore, arrived here at 3 o'clock P. M., and were received by nearly the whole population of our city, nearly every one providing a basket of provisions for the soldiers. The train started at 4 P. M., and all in the highest glee, and with the warmest wishes of our citizens.

’ ‘"In the vicinity of Raysville an axle broke on the tender, which draw six cars off the track, left and right. Such a sight, eye witnesses say, they never saw before. Some of the cars were entirely demolished, and broken in sprinters. Ten were killed on the spot, and between thirty and forty were more or less injured. Some had a leg, some an arm, some their head, and some their backs broken. One more has died since, and several others cannot recover. The engineer had to run off, or else his life would have been sacrificed, although he was not to blame. The train arrived with the mail, and sick, dead and wounded, at 2 o'clock this morning. I never saw so much misery at one time; but not a groan escaped the sufferers."’

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