Grover McCann Accident

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Grover McCann Accident
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FIND ONLY FRAGMENTS OF MEN KILLED DY NITRO EXPLOSION Boy Works Under the Flag And Makes a Prize Garden One of the finest backyard gardens | In the city belongs t<> a Binnll bo> . Raymond Woolson. I! 1 Of. Denver Hav- mond, who is twelve" yearn old and small for his age. planted his garden early In Fehruars When the cold weather came the latter part of February February and the first of March the garden garden was up and growing. Raymond hud a garden patch twenty by thirty I feet and every night of tho coldj weather he covered It with straw, old quilts and anything to keep the frost from nipping his voung plants. The garden, snugly tucked under cover weathered the freere and was growing rapidly at a lime when most people were planting their gardens. ThlR morning Raymond brought to tho Times-Domocrut office a basket with fine new potatoes. tomatoes, onions, peas, two kinds of beans, lettuce, radishes, radishes, boots nnd cucumbers, that he had gathered out of the garden Ho has had ripe tomatoes slnc<> the 'at- j ter part of May and the Woolson fnm- ily Is enjoying the »prond crop of peas jut of the garden. I Last year Raymondes older brother ' nad a school garden that won a prize In the garden contest. This year the 1 brother Is specializing on chickens I ind Raymond is the gardner of the ! family I J. Woolson, tho boys' father father had the garden plowed because a very small boy cannot dig up a garden patch with a spade. But the rest of the worK in Raymond's garden ho has done himself The little boy Is a pupil pupil of Longfellow school and his garden garden Is entered in the school garden contest. Besides the vegetables that the family has Used Raymond has already already sold $10 worth of fresh vegetables vegetables out of the garden. Five dollars dollars of this money Raymond has saved and has in the bank. The sma'1 gardener Is very patriotic. He plays soldier while ho works In his garden nnd each morning a flag Is raised from tho flagstaff in the Woolson Woolson back yard and remains up until the gardener's allotted task Is completed completed In the evening when It Is lowered lowered for the night. 1,271 AMERICANS TO REMAIN AT OWN RISK *-»eiioo 'City) ~JW: il.^rie" "fcta&t number of Americana who nav e roistered roistered at the Rrai/llan legation and declared their intention to remain in Mexiro at their own risk. Is 1,871. Only 300 of these persons live outside outside the capital, principally In Oaxaca, Puebla and San LuU Potosl. About half those who are registered are women women and children. A messenger will/take the reglsterd llBt to Vera t'ni/ tomorrow and deliver deliver it to W. W Canada, the American American consul, who will forward it to :he stale department at Washington. A duplicate list will ne retained at the Brazilian legation. The list contains complete data concerning each person person registered. It Is estimated at the legation that 200 Americans In the capital and 100 outside refrained from registering. RAYMOND WOOLSON, TWELVE YEARS OLD, 2106 DBNVE, THE CHAMPION BACK YARD GARDENER. GARDENER. NARROW NEW PHOENIX LIGHTS UP THE FLAG TONIGHT Of Eastman Richards, Richest Indian, And His Family From Home Set On Fire By Incendiaries. Almost Suffocated Suffocated With Smoke Before Awakened To Find Exit Out Off By The Flames Eufaul^. Okr»., June, ,13.— (JpeciaL)— An lnoendfary fjre. Ofllt against the front door of tlM ntratt, destroyed the new residence that' BJpnrnan Richards, a wealthy fullblood liying twelve miles west of Ohecotab, had just completed and moved Into. The family narrowly narrowly escaped death and the house and contents were a total loss. Richards was awakened at 2 o'clock this morning morning by the smell of smoke. Be found the house In flames and exit by the door cut off by the fire which had evidently evidently been kindled against the door. The New Phoenix Clothing com pany has Just put In place one of the finest new electric signs In the city.. The old sign of the New Phoenix! Clothing company was almost a city, landmark, it could be seen from high|^"^ 'Z'c'^A from "The "house ""in ground several miles from the clty., the , r Q , „ t c i otneB . The lo88 amounts But M. Jakowsky, of the New Phoenix {o abou , , 2 500 Rlchard8 and nls pays that the new sign Is away ahead £amlly are amon g the wealthiest In- of the old one. In the first place It is dlans , n Oklahoma. Their income from an absolutely original design, thought 0 „ XBLnAa ,- unB aD ove 33,000 'i. month, out by Mr. Jakowsky himself. The There Is no clue to the parties who set sign shows a huge upright with the flre to the housei but the sheriff this name of the company outlined In elec- morning sent for the bloodhounds from trie letters. Surmounting the upright Muskogee In an attempt to trace the Is an American fla»{, the red, white guilty parties. and blue outlined with electric lights —<* of the tri-colors and with lights form- 1 WATCH OUT FOR A NEW lng the stars on the blue field of the' flag. The flag will be lighted for the first time tonight and will do a large Dead Man's Shoes Unscratched Unscratched But Covered With Blood. Iron Harness Strap Twisted About An Unbroken Weed. Scraps Of Man Buried Near River. Hole In River Banlc 100x30 Feet A wedding party of young people from I'oruni this morning brought to Or 1>. M rt»nrlel a number of ghastly relics of an nccident that occurred Friday on the Verdigris river near Olaremore when fl40 quarts of nltro glycerine exploded and killed two men and a teiim of horses. Hailey Ketterman, who came to Muskogee to secure a license to marry Mat tie JaekBon, was accompanied by his sister. Miss Blanche KetterrnAn nnd a sister and brother of (he bride. Miss Ada Jackson, and CI ere Jackson. The two young men helped Friday morning to gather up the fragments of the two men who were ktHed, in the explosion and they broturht a smnll sack filled witfl fragments of harness, ploces of the nren's clothlBfT and burned Bcraps of, the wagdh wltS them. Just how the accident occurred c&h- not be learned but it U, supposed that George Michael, who T*RS driving tl»' wagon fro mthe torpedo factory to the field near lnola had the .w**bn too heavily loaded aafl could not get It up the hill. He took the horses %p the top of the hill, rigged ft block a4* tackle and started to Hauf the WMTOh up. Grover McCann, the ferrym*n, wa s on the ferry boat which'wan tfdA. at the landing at the foot of the bHl. It is supposed that in sorqe manner the wagon broke loose and down the hill. manner started' It struck the ferry boat and . tilt* nltro-glycerlne exploded. The' fairy boat was blown to fragments, abofy a third of the boat being driven Mtatflr the river to the opposite hank.' -Of McCann's body only a few pieces were found. He was blown out of - his- shoes which were found on the bafik in tile spot where the man had stood, before the nayloslon. Young Ketteif- man and CleS% Jackson brought the shoes to Muskogee this morning. They are soaked in blood but are not evefT scratched. < Cleve Jackson says that people who reached the scene of the. accident after the explosion fjt« up a f«w fra COUNTERFEIT $5 BILL br the body con}d not, I buried immediately *£ lnola.' the' burial Jackson and Bailey .' man went to the scene of the exp]0fti»n to burn the piece* of th* > hpraea'. bodies and found a few more soap* t McCann's body which were buried* m ,ifce bank of the river. Michael evidently knew that the explosion explosion would come a few seconds be- * fore tt happened. His body, mashed to a pulp, with every bone broken add the flesh torn to shreds was found against the second bench of. tharltyrr bank" in a crouchinjf position. Tftta' horses and harness had been. fltuur- against the .rnsn and all were mtnclad in a broken mass. One of the iron clasps on thm t >a|">' ness was found wrapped about' • little weed jnear the scene and weed was not broken BjUtQUfb iron was bent and twisted. Michael's body was placed. In.,*fin, In.,*fin, embalming fluid was pourad i the scarcely recognizable Iranian 'r and it was sent to Tulsa. Hi* and daughter are in Ohio and' body is being held until word la. ceived from them when it will nrj0b>. ably be shipped to Ohio for bwrlJaJL < McCann is survived by nja ' wWOwi' She was in their home a mile <auw«y from the ferry when the explosion curred. It broke every dish In/ jtba house, wrecked the windowa;' -aj^d • knocked down the, chimneys. Sevang shacks In an oil field settlement ftro miles from the explosion were WT«Ck- ed ed and the nltro-glycerlne tore. --a. hole 100 feet long and thirty feet deep In the river bank, uprootina; tlre^a. and cutting down the willow under- ; growth as though a giant scythe bad. been swung across It. '

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  1. Muskogee Times-Democrat,
  2. 13 Jun 1914, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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