Mary Keys Canton, PA mentioned along with a Sarah Keeler

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Mary Keys Canton, PA mentioned along with a Sarah Keeler - A DOZEN DEAD. Miohiaran Central Excursion...
A DOZEN DEAD. Miohiaran Central Excursion Trains Come Together. A HORRIBLE DISASTER AT JACKSOS. Failure or Air - Brakes to Work Cause a Bear - End Collision In Which Twelve Person Are Killed Over a Score Injured. CRUSHED IS A. WBKCK. Jackson, Mich., Oct. 14. Two excursion excursion trains came together in a rear - end collision near the Michigan Central station station here at 9:40 a.m., killing twelve and injuring twenty - threepersons. The colliding trains were the nrt and second second sections of the New York Central special day - coach excursions to Chicago, Chicago, carrying people to the world's fair The first section had stopped at Jackson for breakfast and had just started to pull out when the seeqnd section, tcaveling at a rate of 40 miles an hour, dashed past the semaphore semaphore and crashed into the rear end of the train ahead. The heavy locomotive plowed its way under and through the passenger coaches, smashing them into bits and throwing the fragments high into the air. The trains were crowded with passengers and the engine did fatal fatal work as it tore through the cars. A complete list of the dead follows: The Victim. Mggie McMaster, aged 20, Penn Yan. N. Y. Mrs. J. H. Keeler, Hammonds port, N. Y. George Huffman. Lovmtn, N. Y. Mrs. Norton Besrdsley, Canton. Pa. Mrs. Charles Starr, Elmlra, N. Y. Mrs. Darwin Uibbs, Wheeler, Steuben coun ty. N. Y. James Woodbury, Bath, N. Y. Mrs. Leoni Woodbury, wife of James Woodbury, Woodbury, Bath. N. Y. Miss Harriet Breese, Pine City. N. Y. William K Gilmore. Morris Run, Pa, Mrs. William R. Gil more, Morris Run. Pa. A baby about 3 months old, child of Mrs. Anson Anson Harrington, of Elmlra, tf. Y. List of the Injured. A complete list of the injured is aa follows: J. N. Anderson, aged 50, New York state, cut badly about the face, back and legs, recovery doubtful; L. B. Ainsworth, Norwich, N. Y., leg cut; Mrs. Maude Bentley, Canton, Pa., Injured internally, may die; Miss Blanche Beardslee, Canton, Pa., Internally injured injured and badly cut up, will probably die: Mrs. James A. Burllngame, East Spring - field, X. Y., arm sprained and cut in forehead; Mrs. E. A. Dolmeuch, Elmlra, N. Y.. slightly hurt; T. J. Doley. Elmira, N. Y., slightly Injured; Injured; Mrs. S. Donovan, Morris Run, Pa., chest bruised and hip injured; Mrs. C. W. Fay. Elmira, N. Y. , badly bruised: Miss Laura Fay, Elmlra, N. Y., badly bruised; Frank Farley, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., head cut and badly bruised: Mrs. J. H. Gardner, Horseheads, K. Y., slightly injured; Miss Maude Gardner, injuries not serious; Miss Kate Healey, Morris Run, Pa., right thigh fractured, body bruised. ' sney recover;.. Mi Johanna Healey, Morris Run, Pa., Injured Internally, Internally, recovery doubtful: Miss Headley, Elmlra, Elmlra, N. Y., slightly injured; Mrs Anson Harrington. Elmira. N. Y., right leg broken, body terribly bruised, recovery recovery doubtful; Mrs. W. R. Humphrey, Chenango, Chenango, N. Y., arm broken and badly cut; Mary C. Keys, Canton, Pa., face badly scratched: Mrs. Sarah Keeler, Hammonds port, N. Y., legs broken and injured Internally; Mrs. Alfred Searls, Elmira, N. Y., back and chest Injured; Mary B. Wakefield, Elmira. N. Y., slightly hurt; William Whalen, Jackson, Mich., ankle broken and Injured internally. Cause of the Accident. The cause of the accident is thought to have been the failure of the air brakes on the second section. The engineer engineer says that when he passed the semaphore he tried to stop the train, but found the brakes would not work. He and the fireman saved their lives by jumping, but both were hurt. The collision occurred about 100 yards east of the station. The first section had been standing twenty - six minutes, the passengers had taken breakfast and the train was just starting on its journey. Suddenly Suddenly the people around the station station were astonished to hear the roar' of the second section as it came thundering down the track, and were horrified to see it a moment later strike the rear coach of the first section section with terrific force. The oncoming oncoming engine drove its pilot beneath beneath the first car it struck, lifting the coach almost on end, and in a position where it was most easily riven by the head of the boiler as the machine kept right on, its progress progress seemingly only temporarily staid by the impact on the coach. The fate of the last coach on the train was shared by eight others. The big engine engine of the second tore through them. Some of the cars were turned quite over by the force of the shock. One car "telescoped" another so completely that the wreckage looked like but a single coach. Taking Out the Bodies. It was in this train that the casualties casualties occurred. The terrible force of the collision threw some of the passengers passengers out of the wrecked coaches to the side of the track, where they lay dead or suffering. Almost before the trains had come to a standstill the work of rescue had been commenced. commenced. The men who were congregated congregated near the station and had witnessed witnessed the accident rushed to the relief relief of the injured. Within twenty minutes six dead bodies had Wen removed removed from the wreck. A score more of wounded were tenderly lifted from the ruins and carried to the ' nearest houses or hotels. The dead were taken to the morgue. Carriages and omnibuses from the station were pressed into service as ambulances. .Physicians were summoned in haste, and . the best aid possible under the circumstances was given to the injured. First Beetlo Demolished. The first section was ripped open from the last coach to the baggage - car. One ' of - the cars near the forward end of the train was knocked "from the tracks and thrown directly across the tracks. Another ... car waav'i driven squarely into that ahead of it, pinning the passengers - to their seats and killing many of them,,; The passengers were jammed into all aorta of positions by the crashing . timbers. Some were thrown to the : floor " . and " ; held down - by the - seats falling on them. Others were fastened in the seats or chairs by the framework of the car being being smashed down about them. - There 'were many narrow escapes. ' Men' and wemea were taken out unhurt, often lying for an hour beneath a mass of splintered wood that had to be chopped to pieces before they could be released. It took almost two hours to remove all the1 victims. When the list was made up it was found that there were seventeen seventeen dead and fifty - two injured. The engine of the second section was but a heap of scrap iron a minute after the collision. As it plowed its way through the fated train ahead all the gearing was torn from it. Wheels were broken, driving bars bent like pins and the heavy machinery beneath the boiler was twisted out of shape. The cab was reduced to matchwood and scraps. Engineer's Story. The first section of the excursion train was called the "Oswego" and the last section the "Webb" special. Engineer Engineer Bill Whalen, who lives here, was running the last section. He says: "I saw the signal in the yard to keep back, and had my engine in hand, as I thought, but when I came down near the train, which was still, my air - brake would not work, and I ran into the coaches. The failure of the air made it impossible to stop I never had such an experience before." Mr. Whalen is badly burned, and has one leg broken but he will live. Awfully Mangled. The fearful effect of the collision and the awful force with which the trains came together is demonstrated in horrible horrible manner by the mangled remains of the dead as they lie at the morgue. Almost every corpse is frightfully disfigured disfigured and many of them would be utterly utterly beyond recognition were it not for cards, letters or other means oi identification found on their persons. Most Horrible Incident. One of the most horrible sights around the wreck was a woman carrying carrying a woman's head, bloody and disfigured, disfigured, through the crowd. She held the head by the hair, and now and then would hold it up, look lovingly at it, speak to it tenderly and kiss it - Then she would show it Vo the horror - stricken spectators. She laughed and cried by turns, and was plainly a raving maniac, made so by the discovery discovery of the fearful death of the person person whose grisly relic she carried. She was taken t the police station with the head, which she would not relinquish. relinquish. Misery and Confusion. The cars were wrecked almost at the edge of the station platform and in the very heart of the railroad yards. Many people were standing on the platform or walking through the yards and saw the slaughter. Within a moment after the engine plunged through the coaches the whole region about the station was in an uproar and frenzy. The wreck itself lay in a tangled mass. The screams and groans ofc the rictima filled the air. Sane people crawling from the debris ran away as if crazy. Bodies were lying on top of the timbers and muffled calls for help could be heard from beneath the great mound of ruins. The scenes of the next hour are of the kind which can hardly be told. On a little grass plat near the depot the men working in the rubbish had soon placed a row of twisted and bloody corpses. Every room near at hand and all the station rooms were hospitals. The women who were not badly hurt sobbed and shrieked. Men and women were running about through the gathering crowd shouting for some missing friend. Around the wreck were hats, valises, cuffs and various articles of clothing, most of them dirty and blood stained. Bodies were being carried to wagons and hurried away to the morgue. The injured were being taken to the hospital and the hotels. His Wife's Head Cut Off. One of the ghastly phases of the accident accident was the decapitation of Mrs. D. Z. Gibbs. She was accompanied by her husband, who was out of the car at the time of the collision. She was not identified until night. Mrs. Gibbs' husband was one of the active searchers searchers for the dead, but did not recognize her when she was taken from the wreck. .He made a trip through the different undertaking establishments and was horrified to find his wife among the dead. Mrs. Gibbs was caught between two short pieces of timbers in a car seat. ENDED IN MURDER. Two Women. Dispute and One Cuts the Other's Throat. Gallatin, Tenn., Oct 14. A singular singular and fatal fight occurred at Cotton - town Thursday between two women, Sallie Young and Mary How. The latter came up to the former, where she was washing, and began a friendly conversation, which lasted several minutes, when the How woman drew a razor from the bosom of her dress,' grabbed her victim and cut her throat from ear to ear. Her victim fell dying at her feet. The How woman fled and has not yet been arrested. Minnesota's Day. Chicago, Oct U. Thousands of residents residents of the state of Minnesota thronged the world's fair grounds during during Friday, which had been set aside as their slate day; " Gov. Knute Nelson,' with hia . staff, entered the grounds shortly before noon, and proceeded to the" Minnesota building, where 'short addresses were made by the governor and other prominent residents of the state, ' - . Oanssa Bsslipu. Chicago, Oct 14. The resignation of M. Y. Gannon, as president of the Irish National League of America is announced. announced. The cause of his action is that there is nothings practically doing in Irish politics , at present; and that there is consequently nothing - to warrant warrant him in continuing to ..neglect hla private affairs for the sake of keeping up the show of political activity. .,C - ,Xeb Agent Waiat to JLeave. - Nzw Oblkahs, Oct 14. At a . mass meeting of the officials in the parishes of Concordia, in Louisiana, and Chicot and Desha, In Arkansas, "resolutions . were adopted ordering all labor agents engaged engaged in soliciting. labor for plant - tioxs . In this portion of ; the state to leave the parish at - oncewAU - persons ere warned to ; desist at' once from cutting logs, 1

Clipped from The Daily Democrat14 Oct 1893, SatPage 1

The Daily Democrat (Huntington, Indiana)14 Oct 1893, SatPage 1
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