Andrew Peterson Broolog dies by train

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Thursday, February 15, 1877
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A HORRIBLE DEATH- Again it is it the sad duty to chronicle another fearful death through the influence of King Alcohol.

A person by the name Andrew Peterson Broolog, who is well known in this vicinity, and a man of considerable note before this demon, through human machinations, ruined him.

Is appears that he left home rather early Saturday morning, and preceded to Lyle, where he was seen until nearly nightfall, when he, with another intoxicated individual, started for home via railroad. When they reached Mona, they separated, one taking the wagon road and the above named person the railroad. This was the last seen or heard of him until about Ten o'clock Tuesday morning, when a party of boys coming to town on the track, discovered him, face downward, at the foot of the grade, and at a distance of one-and-a-half miles south of town.

A curious feature is that he must have died Saturday night, and, although the section men passed and re-passed him several times, also a goodly number of others, and none of them saw him. He was brought to town and placed in a vacant room to await the arrival of Coroner Judd, from Osage. As he did not arrive until night, proceeding were deferred until Wednesday.

The inquest lasted until 2 o'clock, when a verdict was rendered that his death was "caused by a passing train," he being so badly intoxicated that he could not or did not leave the track until too late.

Upon examination it was found that all his ribs not he right side, his cheek and collar bones were badly smashed.

MONA, Iowa, Feb. 14, 1877.