Clipped From The Courier-Journal
CAUSS Or THS WRICK. There are various theories as to the cause of the accident. For several feet back along the track there is ft sort of furrow, which seems to indicate that something about the engine broke and ploughed into the soil for some dWtaneo, finally derailing it. The general impression, impression, however, seems to be that the en gine was thrown from the track by spreading rails, and it Is stated that ft gang of workmen had been repairing that portion of the track and may have left some of the rails insufficiently spiked. There was no switch near by on the track, so that the disaster could not have been eausad by a niL placed switch, ss was first rumored. J l' DOS EDWARD'S RXrtRIiaCR. The first injured person taken from the wreck waa Miss Martha E. Chase, of Santa,- Santa,- Kosa, CaL. and Kev. F. M. Dimick and wife, of Los Angeks, CaL, her trav eling companions, were the next two. Meunwhile Judjre . L W. E'dwards, of Louisville. Kj.. was having' narrow escape from death. He sat two or three ats behind Che Flnley party from Louisville, of wbom three have already Ued and a fourth is expected to dio. the eat between being unoccupied. When the erah came, the forward truck, rising through the oar floor, pushed this inter veiling scat against him, and, as be jumped to avoid it,' caught one leg and held him down. . Instantly toe car became became filled with smoke and escaping steam, so that it became too dark to see anything. It was very hot, too, and. fearing that he would be burned alive. Judge Edwards broke the glass in the window and thruat forth his bead. Even then the escaping steam and smoke waa so thick that he eould neither see nor be ee fcy the few nwuers h'J bvu-jn bvu-jn bvu-jn to bHp- bHp- -tue -tue injured. At last the stuck j cleared, and the party outside helped hint through the window, when he oun4 his only injuries to be cuts on his w rifts, caused by breaking rflaas. ' For time he awxted in saving others, but soon. feeling taint, from loss of blovd. he was obliged to go U the City lluspitsi. where be is now.