Dr. Northrup severely hurt

Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 6, 1892, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway company., Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Source:  The Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. August 6, 1892  Dr. Northrup Severely Hurt  The community was shocked yesterday when it became known that Dr. George J. Northrup, Chief surgeon of the DSS and A had received very grave injuries while watching the railroad wreckers at work on the dreailed coaches near McMillan Sunday morning.  The doctor went down Saturday evening in the Superintendent's car to meet Dr. Dawson, who as a surgeon of the road had remained down after the accident to look after Mrs. Lyon, the woman who was so seriously injured by the falling cars while berry picking.  They slept in the car at the scene of the wreck that night and in the morning watched for a time the work of the wreckers who had got the sleeper on the rails and were then engaged on the day coach.  They had a cable attached to the west end of the coach and passed through a block, held by a tree south of the track, to an engine while at the east end a cable was similarly arranged from an engine east of the wreck.  Dr. Northrup and Dr. Dawson were near this latter engine, having moved back because they thought the strain on the four inch rope might make the locality dangerous.  As the pull commenced the rope between the engine and the block attached to the tree was caught by a stump and this fact, caused the trouble.  As the strain increased the cable was pulled clear of the stump and sprang back like a bow string.  The sudden release causing it to fly back for a second to the other side of the straight line between the engine and the tree and in doing so struck the doctor a hard blow squarely across the abdomen.  Had he stood nearer to the straight line mentioned he would have been killed on the spot.  As it was he suffered severe internal injuries.  Dr. Dawson caught him and he was taken to the cars and brought home as soon as possible.  Dr. Freund, of Champion and Dr. V and eventer of Ishpeming were summoned and with the local surgeons of the road are doing all in their power for their injured associate.  Last evening the doctor was conscious and hopes were intertained for his recovery.  DSS and A Passenger
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Aug. 6, 1892, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1892-08-06