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RHYL. GALLANT CONDUCT OF A RHYL MAN.-The Chilian Times of March 14th gives a lengthy account of a miraculous escape of an express train on the Santiago and Valparaiso Railway. The train is described as flying down an incline at the terrific and dangerous speed of 70 miles an hour, and the account goes on The driver kept up an incessant signalling of down brakes,' but nobody appeared to heed it in the least, as the speed of the train instead of decreasing went on increasing. At length, when the Marquis tunnel and bridge were being ap- proached, one of the first-class passengers, Mr. Wharton Peers Jones, comprehended the situation, and at once nobly resolved to risk his life to save the train. Something had happened to the air brake, and it was necessary to make use of the ordinary screw brakes attached to each car. Quickly divest- ing himself of hat and coat, Mr. Jones descended on to the footboard on the off-side of the car, but on arriving at the end he found that the brake was on the opposite side. Realising at once that a moment's delay might be fatal to the train, Mr. Jones, instead of retracing his steps along the platform in order to pass out through a door on the opposite side, jumped, at the imminent risk of his life, from buffer to coupling, and from coupling to buffer, and after screwing down the brake to its utmost proceeded to another car, and then to the third, on each of which he performed the same operation. The speed of the train commenced to slacken immediately, and the passengers took a long-drawn breath when they recognised that the devotion of one of their number had saved them from the very jaws of death. On arriving at Llaillai, Mr. Wharton Peers Jones was hailed by all the passengers as the saviour of the train, and he was warmly congratulated by Inspec- tors Irarrazabal and Aros (who happened to be in the same car as Mr. Jones) on his rare courage. After the arrival of the train at Valparaiso, a num- ber of the passengers sent to the Mercttrioj&nacGount of the affair.

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