January 30, 1890 — A man by the name of Sinclair was arrested last week at Bentonville and lodged in jail at Front Royal, charged with opening the switch near Charles Town by which a freight train was recently wrecked, and also with an attempt to break the lock of the siding at Milford a short time ago.
It is stated that the evidence is strong against him, and that there is reason to believe that he has been engaged in this devilish business in frequent instances.
If proven guilty there is no punishment too severe for such a fiend.
Sinclair hails, we learn, from Rappahannock County.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier
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