1896-08-01 FARR EDWARD TRAIN ACCIDENT

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1896-08-01 FARR EDWARD TRAIN ACCIDENT - t HH-SRYEN DEAD CollljlonWisClilins Fin Mora...
t HH-SRYEN DEAD CollljlonWisClilins Fin Mora lames. NY INJUREDWAY SUCCUMB To.B t Relatives. over this city today and ds mourn for the dead 'STtlufferlng mass of humanity cares to Jtturn to the gaiety and revelry that testi- 4 H is metropolis by the sea in the season s tLht the merriest summer resort ou Atlantic coast. The night's dreadful ene In the streets' at the two railroad 1 jtttlons and away out on the meadows are ltowed today by silent contemplation and cave amo.v those whoso duty -it jyr- 'g to i ft to dispose of the dead or 'lend ministering hands to the wounded and TWs railroad accident pcsslbly the worst it h 11 the experience of eastern roads will he felt hi Atlantic city "for per 'A' years-to come and Its plight will y destroy the hope that has been In hotel keepers that the coming i noaJi would rescue them from what has l tea. notably a backward summer. It 'I kes travelers timid shakes the faith M la railroad caution and Ingenuity and Jj .Drives hurriedly to their homes hundreds f wftss sojourn here means dally peril to I j jjaess m a journeying up' and down the lines. It U too late to reason out how tha col- Mon might have been averte-li and yet it 'seems Inexplicable that on that broad Breton of marsh land. In the early twilight when the eye can see miles of dls- tarn- two trains should go crashing Into. each other without a single chance of escape Travel between Atlantic City and Philadelphia and intermediate points in this t t is maintained by three lines of rail- Jroai They are the West Jersey and Cam- Jin and Atlantic. Incorporated in the f .TennsyH-anla Railroad Company's system f f Sew' Jersey lines and the Atlantic City nUlroad. coatrolled and operated by the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Corn- three lines run ou of Atlantic City- two approximately parallel tracks the Pennsylvania lines going out of one aad the Reading line making its 'start-'at about eight blocks below and crossing abridge of its own a few hundred yards below the other. When once across the draw bridge a diverging single track strings the West Jersey trains oft to the left and carries them out in an oblique course to a point about a mile anl a half frcra the Reading draw bridge where they ero s obliquely and at a grade with the double tracks of the Reading Railroad Company. This intersecthn is marked by a single tower. Watching trains approaching the shore at a distance. U Is difficult for the inexperienced eye to determine upon which tracks they will enter the city and possibly while thundering shoreward last evening Reading Engineer Parr could .not tell whether the special was coming .oat upon the West Jersey or Camden and Atlantic tracks. An excursion party of about 400 people Of the laboring class men women and children were brought down In the morning from Bridgeton aiillville and Morris .fiver. It was the one day of outing in -P e year for them and- they had a merry tlaie. .They reprinted four tribes of Red Men .and on account of their numbers two trains : made up for the evening return one t depart at 6S o'clock and the other a fc hours later. The GO train was a few tttnutes behind in starting and after tfossing the drawbridge was halted on V meadows to wait for a couple of down- ra trains it was this delay that brought tasionand death and the solution of the ettonfallg upon George Houser the man to the tower and John Grlner. the engineer Iff the fated excursion train. Edward Farr the Reading engineer re- Ji -bathed at hi post while his engine plowed tt ay through the .special train and was kffled outright. His mistake. If he made e meant his death and his lips can never teU the story But the living who were in the 'awful It furnish an explanation of the ac- hjfliient 'olch goes to indicate that Farr ejarded the red signal when It was hed his way. uHt Was running the fast. express which r V g Philadelphia at 3:40 'p. m. and Is flB at 55 o clock. He moved across the at the rate of from forty to fifty an hour and came in sight of the ex- n ain just as the latter pulled W aain the direction of "Crossing. He f"doubtless unable to distinguish upon track the special was running. His A source of "formation as to what he fftMla do was the light in the tower. ,0rtoer holding the throttle on the other knew one thins sure' that Rust over the Intersection. He Te'wwte light to go over first so the P My and tried to ma e the oal- failed and one of the most t M arroWjirK railroad collisions of the time the excursion train obliquely as the engine and flrst car had the b's Reading flyer the locomo- through and crumbled p the and hvlns P ormed i e- work toppled over twenty odd 2 iy In the marsh Porty.Seven Are Dead. f"sjlt of the collision forty-seven and r rt rfour are lying ospital here more or less seriously the Injuied In the hospital sev- exptcted to die. enough hurt to be i score' or more. of and shaken up aid ieartui BhockiCtitlie1 Vcoll-f o 1 .UluBtrated In the fact that of the seven dead forty-two w re killed out- Of the dead forty-two have been Identified and the bodies of three women one man and a'toy are" lying at th undertakers "ahops awaiting claimants. The coroner1 Jury viewed the bodies this .mornnc and they were all taken away to day except those unidentified. The Penn- sylvanU railroad furnished a special train which took away to Bridgeton thU afternoon twenty bodlos. The bodies of the others of the Identified dead were taken away on other trains during the day. Coroner William Mclaughlin has been the busiest man In all Atlantic City todtiy Immediately upon hearing of the accident last night Mr. McLaughlin went directly Into the block tower and questioned Op erator George F. Houser. Houser told him that he thought' the excursion train had time to cross the tracks of the Rtad- tog before th express got -there. and he set the "clear" for West Jersey train. Whet the "clear" signal Is set on the Pennsylvania track this automatically sets the danger signal on th v Reading track and vice versa. Th "danger" signal Is still sst tonighron the Heading tracks. S Pending an Investigation Mr. Houser was T ut under arrest by the coroner. The rallr'oad officials of both companies here will not talk and it Is difficult to definitely locate th blame for the accident. Houser certainly set the danger signal for the ReaCng train when he gave the excursion the right of .way. The question- Is. did he et the signal In time for En gineer Parr to see It. or did he become excited when he saw a collision imminent and set It too late for Farr to stop his train Farr was n experienced engineer and It sterns Incredible that he would rush past a 'danger signal down to a crossing that was being approached by a train he could clearly se Farr's bod was pinned fast under his engine with his face In plain view of the wrecking force all night. Not until this morning were the wreckers able to raise the wrecked engine and draw from beneath It the crushed body of the engineer. It was placed In. a box and taken to Farr's hone here. It Is Said That He Passed Three Warning Signals. Camden N. J. July 21. Station Master John Bbdlne. of the West Jersey and Seashore road says that he learned that Engineer Farr. of the Reading train passed three signals all against him before the train crashed into the West Jersey excursion train. The first signal was 2,000 ! et away and Is known as the distance signal. Then lie had to pass a home signal iind finally the block signal at. the crossing. Engineer Oriner of the excursion train. told Bodme that he had stopped before reaching the crossing and blew his whistle to get the operator to give Mm the clear signal. H . ot a clear signal and v.turted. He could not see the Reading tram but h saw a clcud of dust indicating its ap proach. Farr had ample time to stop his train but trade no effort It Is also rumored that re was some of the accident "bat" this could nor be confirmed. CHOLERA BEYOND CONTROL. Fresh Outbreaks of the Scourge Discourage Doctors. Washington July 31. Advices received at the marine hospital today from Alexandria Egypt show that the cholera outbreak there.had got beyond the control 6f the sanitary authorities. For nine months they fought the disease with energy and as long as infected areas were small the limited force of European doctors were sufficient to handle It. Now However the dimensions of the outbreak forbid any successful attempt to stamp out the disease. The report dated July llth says during the .week before las fresh outbreaks oc curred In sixty-nine different places and last week eighty-seven. During the seven days up to .the 1st Instant twelve hundred deaths were reported and in the following six days 1,700 deaths. So far 8,069 deaths have occurred from the present outbreak and It Is feared that these figures will be largely increase before the disease runs its course. TBANSFEBS FOB CHATTANOOGA. Street Railway Forced To Grant the People Usual Privileges. Chattanooga. Tenn. July 8 Special. For the first time In the history of the city transfer tickets 'till be given tomor row on the street railway. Heretofore It has cost 10 cents to go to various parts of the city when a change of cars was necessary. Growing out of the recent action of the mayor and five of the aldermen who opposed the renewal of 'certain franchises to the electric railroad company the company In order to get the extension of time for the forfeiture on certain streets conceded the transfer privileges and they will go "in effect tomorrow. FIVE GENERATIONS PRESENT. Eeunion of the Harkwaltets in Greene County. Washington. Ga. July 31. Special. Mr. \v. E. Markwater recently returned from Greene county where he had been present at a family reunion at which five generations were represented. It was held last Sunday at the home of his great grandmother Mrs. Frank who was 102 ears old on July 2d. The five generations present at the reunion were Mrs. Frank aged one hundred and two Mrs. Winter her daugh- tar. aged seventy-one Mrs. 31. Markwater. Mrs. Winter's daughter aged forty-nine Mrs. George P. Smith daughter of Mrs. Markwater. aged twenty-nine and little Evelyn Smith-aged-four. About thirty-five descendants of Mrs. Frank were present at the reunion. CHARGED WITH CAIN'S CK1M2. Arrest of James Campbell in Jasper County. Montlcello. Ga. July M. Special. James M. Campbell the brother of W. C. Campbell. Who wag murdered a month ago while plowing was arrested and put in jail last night upon a warrant sworn out by Gbplsby a detective. Campbell Is chfrg d with killing his brother .for his property and Insurance money A large crowd came. here to the committal trial but itW put off until Monday next. Justice 7urr3y wll preside. Detectives are here from Macon working up the case. There Is K50 reward offered for the imir derer. Great excltenient 'exists over.rth Of to I I a by no Mr f see I. 1i RTY SEYEN tt .f Ior CollIIOD .11ttlms Claims 1f1 MANY INJURED MAY l .If. e for the Accident Seems To..1teJt t Engineer Farr. JDAYUSHT SHOWS S FULL HORROR r .Special Tr Provided To Carry the 'Bodies jiODle to Grief-Stricken I t1fJ1t1c cur N. J. July n.-o\ depress- ILl lOOD1 h \1jS countless thOUlands .1'Id 1I'Olirded who were ground \p In th'l T&llrOad carnage of last night. No one bltwev r remote in bought or feeling from 1&t sutterIng mn s n'llln renlrythat f this b s asor. 'ldlbt as 'Jienes /itaUons % j iorto\\ amo. dut Ar S be or' e d tJr" D a I' ad ' aU .lIt f' f aps r nrtt.1nb' :1' tN:1 i 1IIOn'j J J makes i j 'trJ O buJBess l lIn .It .stretch tw wh n taD Int e&rh.otber 41115 b Lhoad. f en In NJ'ennsyll'ania. t 'O'er Clt \'iaJ1road co t e fiifl .and par outot Cit \q' p ralle1 1' 3 penns lvanla. going-out "H ou t..re Ma 'a llne' its. f tUt' .ta.bbut i ir t tra k f' t. i' m re trOu 'a r P t b tow r. 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OUhe d ad. .an womenontnnan' nd Q.1mYare the coron r' the a ar to- syh'U l. specl .1..trabl .noonh.ent.y.three to 1I1Y .Houser' h d .th th anC II a1.torihe Jer.le 81inal- the 'The "dan r" set' 'Put h re the rlg t wa Is set .n- It or "a en s ems wou iru8h b cl arly bo J o BLAME PUT ON ENGlNEERFAlm. It Station West gln r tral:1passed t a d ha 'toP t' l \\'b tlf' E.ot tltrt d. hp w ap. ha It p als 1n"tneY- A1 l.ii''l tfH X@j t no'be con- Do tors 31. hOS ltal IImlt d In.s\ 0 were lncreaseb -Specl th r various othe et o GENERATIONSPRESEN'l' 31. a' gra d- Fr nk .pd. tw Irl se e Smith aged' four. pre nt ll I1.-Spec1al.- ianicsM. 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  2. 01 Aug 1896, Sat,
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