Dr. Hahn Blames City - Coshocton Daily Age, 28 Mar 1907, p. 1
THURSDAY COSHOCTCJN. OHIO, MARCH 28, 1907. THURSDAY Impressive or ihc the to M Daw C. M. THE COUNTY Lack of Adequate Bridges Between Coshocton Roscoe, And Neglect to Have Railing at Dangerous Spot, He Says Caused Sacrifice of His Brother's Life--A Straightforward Statement The Age is in receipt ot the si longest argument for adequate bridges at Coshocton that has ever penned in this county. It comes from a man whom death has robbed of a dear biother--death due to the absence of the that the public of the county is now calling for. The letter which explains Itself Is Irom Dr. J E Hahn of Tiveiton one of the solid men of that of the county, and biother to John Halm whose tragic death was recently chronicled in The Age. The as follows.-- Tivcitou, Ohio, March 26, 1907. Editor Daily Age, Coshocton, Ohio Dear sir--I will ask you 'to give me a little space in. The Dailj Age to discuss a subject that of vital importance to nearly everyone In Coshocton county. V The subject to which T wish to call attention is the dangerous condition of the load between the bridges at Coshocton. I do not know whether there is a law upon the statute books of Ohio compelling proper officials to see that dangerous loads, approaches, etc, ai c pioperly protected against accidents; if theie be such a law, I CANNOT REFRAIN PROM SAYING THAT THE COUNTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY BROTHER'S DEATH--even though there be no such law, is there not a higher law than meie statutoiy law be invoked, especially when human life is at stake. I cannot help but think that had this treacherous piece of road been protected by a guard rail brother would not have come to an untimely death by finding a wateiy giavo. I do hope and sincerely pray that the sacrifice of my brotlici's life will be the means of preventing accidents happening in the future Heretofore I have been bitterly opposed to the agitation looking foiwaid to the building of safe and adequate bridges at Coshocton HENCEFORTH I SHALL BE ONE OF THE FIRMEST ADVOCATES SUCH A MOV0 FOR SOMETHING MUST SURELY BE DONE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC Thanking you foi your indulgence I am Yours earnestly, (Signed) Dr. J K. Halm..