Max Stettheimer dies in train accident in Harrisburg 1905

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Max Stettheimer dies in train accident in Harrisburg 1905 - VOLUME 96. NO. 35. 1 US ADDED . 10 1181 OF DEI...
VOLUME 96. NO. 35. 1 US ADDED . 10 1181 OF DEI Lives iK)st ill Pennsylvania Wreck at Harrisburg Now Number 22. SIXTEEN IDENTIFIED bodies of the six unknown "victims to be buried today after public funeral services two more of the seriously injured ' are not expected to recover. Pullman conductor, By Associated Press. J Harrisburg - , May 12. Two more victims of the wreck of the :Cleveland and Cincinnati express on the Pennsylvania. railroad at South Harrisburg1 yesterday morning, died today, bringing the total number of victims to 22. Two others are in a critical condition. Sixteen of the dead have been identified. The bodies of the others are so horribly charred and burned that it is doubtful whether they will be ever positively identified. The identified dead are: - ; Samuel Shubert, the 4Nej,w York theatrical manager. Ma Stettheiler, a New York manufacturer. Thomas Lewis, Philadelphia. Charles Bisinnl. Philadelphia. Miss Yetta Robinson, Cleveland. V. L Crabbe, Pittsburg - . Paul Bright, Pittsburg. "George Zeigler, Pittsburg - . James R. Phillips, Pittsburgh Amos Crosby, Philadelphia, conductor of express. Rudolphus Martina, an Italian infant, of New York. ; - Mrs. Robert G. Dougherty, Philadelphia. " , C. Kuhlman, Altoona. G. F. Silverman, Philadelphia. - H. K. Thomas,. Philadelphia, engineer of the express. . - . k .Mr. Shaw, Pittsburg.. - - Mr. Shubert died this morning at the Commonwealth hotel, Harrisburg. sur rounded by members of his family and business associates. . His, body was taken to New York this afternoon on a special car furnished, by, the 'ennsyl vania Railroad Company. Max Stettheimer died this 'afternoon In the Harrisburg hospital. . His body was taken to New York this evening by a brother, who came here last night. Another brother arrived here with Mr. Stettheimer's family physician soon after he passed away. Joseph Eberly, of New York, and Mrs. Anna Peters, of Cleveland, who are in the hospital, are not - expected to live. All the other injured in the hospital are doing well and - are expected to re cover. Three of the charred bodies at the temporary morgue were identified today as Thomas Lewis, who was recognized by his gold watch 'and chain; Charles Bissinni and Miss Robinson, who were recognized by their teeth. Coroner Krause, with his jury, again visited the scene of the wreck and in terviewed several of the injured and friends of the dead. The inquest will not be held until after the railroad com pany has completed its inquiry into the cause of the disaster. The first funeral, that of the Italian child, took place here today. The body was buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery. The railroad company still has a large force of watchmen on duty at the scene of the disaster to prevent the taking away of any valuables that may be found. - ' FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY. Public services over the bodies of the unidentified dead will be held tomorrow afternoon in the Market Sijuare Presbyterian church. Each of the bodies will be dressed and placed in a separate coffin for interment in the Harrisburg: cemetery. Many of the prominent ministers of the city will, officiate at the services. MAYOR WEAVER ESCAPES WRECK Couldn't Get a Lower Berth and Philadelphia's Executive Didn't Take Train. The mere sellingr - of a lower berth prevented Mayor Weaver, of Philadelphia, from being: a pasenger on the ill - fated Cleveland and Cincinnati express which was wrecked early Thursday morning near Harrisburg:, causing: the worst disaster in the history of the Pennsylvania railroad. Mayor JVeaver, on "Wednesday, de cided to join at Pittsburg;" the party of relatives whom he left Borne time a&o at Chicago, when the public clamor over the gras works steal became ho great as to demand his presence in the city. He instructed his secretary Wednes day afternoon to call up the Pullman office and reserve a lower berth in the St. Louis and Cincinnati express, which was scheduled to leave Philadelphia at 8.25 p. m. The Pullman agent could give the mayor no lower berth in that train, but offered one in the Cleveland and Cincinnati express, which left at 11.06. A few minutes later he telephoned the mayor that this berth had also been sold. Mayor Weaver took an earlier train. The lower "berth offered the mayor in the ill - fated train was in the sleeping car that was directly opposite the car of dynamite when it exploded 5

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