Detroit Fress Press, 6-9-1905, page 1. Charles Spencer.
THIRTEEN WERE HURT Wreck on Grand Trunk Near Flint Yesterday. TRAIN DITCHED BY WASHOUT In juries, of Three May Prove Fatal- Fatal- Occupants of Pullman Fared Worst Engineer Disregarded Repair Repair Signals, It is Said Two Michigan People in List. INJURED. MRS. CORA-WATBOUS. CORA-WATBOUS. CORA-WATBOUS. aged 50, Boxbury, Mass;,; internal injuries; may die.'-' die.'-' die.'-' ' ,: '':-. '':-. '':-. " . :. MRS. - MART BBNNETT, Chicago; eyes ana face - cut by broken spec tacjes. ..' : GEO. C BCPPtjM, aged 82, Grand Rapids, injured, spine, severe- severe- flesh wound in thigh; .Internal injuries; condition serious." .: " . J. L. CHRISTIE, West Newton, Mass., collar bdne broken. , MRS. J. L. "CHRISTIE, left arm injured. injured. .' MRS. JAS. H. SHERMAN, Topeka, Kas internal injuries. MICHAEL McMTJLLIN, Boston, internal internal injuries. MRS. F.-.E:.HENNIG, F.-.E:.HENNIG, F.-.E:.HENNIG, Ft. Sheridan, III., internal. Injuries. . MRS. JENNIE COOK, Roxbury, Mass. ", A. M. SPAULDING, Rumney, N. H tourist agent. NORA HART, aged 5, Fort Sheridan. Sheridan. . ' GEO, TOOTLE, Battle Creek. ARTHUR A.- A.- HOLMES, Middlcboro, Mass., slightly injured. . (H. M. Long, Staff Correspondent.) Flint, Mich., ' June 8. (Special.) -Thirteen -Thirteen persons, were Injured, three probably fatally, by the ditchlhg of tliree cars on the Lehigh Valley & Boston section of the Grand Trunk. sveh' miles" east of this city, it 2:40 this afternoon. The locomotive and five cars had, passed ' the weak spot. when the rails spread, and threw the three coaches on their sides. The bars were dragged for a distance of nearly 500 feet, ploughing a great fur row' and completely . destroying- destroying- alt vestiges of track. Section men were repairing the . track 'at the time of- of- the wreck, and it is alleged that Engineer Charles Spencer, of ' Battle Creek, -.disregarded -.disregarded the repair repair signals, which had been set but, 4hd rah over "the spot at fifty miles an hour. The train was an hour late, and Spencer was trying to make up time. The Puilraan coach, in which 'the injured we're riding, was dropped on i' s'd" Knori after it left the. rails The passengers were thrown against eaoh other and against seats with broken glass showering them. Only the substantial build of the coaches saved the lives of the passengers.- passengers.- Th diner, empty at the time, was left 200 feet further -on; -on; and the sleeper still further away. -The -The trucks were torn from the coaches,' but the property loss will. Dot 'be. great. . A relief train, carrying Drs. James N Buckhain,. E: .D. Rice, J. R. Shank, J C MacGregor and A. F. Monroe, was sent out from . this city. Alter temporary aid had been given, the injured' were brought to the Flint kafelet)1 Cook! 2. years' old, was riding with her mother at the -time -time of the accident.. Mrs.; Cook and Holmes, both ot whom were injured, were thrown upon the "child with broken class showering them.- them.- but the child escaped injury., though covered rwith blood from the 'others Mrs. Hehnlg. .and: sister, Mrs. K. Hart, were returning from New York; where their; mother sailed, yesterday yesterday for Europe. Mrs. Hart and two children escaped unhurt.. The larger .portion of the; injured were on the way to California and Intermediate points. Mr and Mrs Christie. Mrs. Cook and A, A. Holmes S?SmSt tn California. McMullin n: St. Baul. ' Mrs. .j Bennetfe Jlrs. Wat- Wat- rOUB'ailU uusuwH .w:cTVV. When the relief train reached this city the: excitement was: so sintense) V became necessary to.form tbeyNationr a ptanoriii, Hi- Hi- www mat: ', ?: rr- rr- COUiO Do- Do- r,aiuvea.. tuc : uua- uua-