A peculiar tragedy occurred at Emerson
on Tuesday morning. A railway shop mechanic, name Gordon, was sitting on a high pile of cinders close to the track watching a train go by, when the jar of the train, or some unknown reason the bank slid carrying the man to the track and under the wheels of the train, cutting off both legs, one above and the other below the knee. He was given local medical attendance, and then hurried to the hospital at Winnipeg, but died before reaching the city.
Pembina Pioneer Express, 5/30/1913