The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on December 12, 1931 · 2
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Saturday, December 12, 1931
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T I o I the rvryrvG crnzEv, ottawa. casatm,. Mmuur. nixr i wt. riTTTgy wrovtg: qtrE, Ten Injured As Trains Collide NearingOttawa Canadian National Crashes Into Rear of Canadian Pacific in Laurier Ave. . Yards Last Night. Four of Injured Are In Gvic Hospital Flin Flon Wrestler'i Skull Fractured. Fire Chief Lemieux Hurt. Ten persons, nine of them residents of Ottawa, were Injured about 9.15 o'clock last night In a rear end collision of the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Montreal to Vancouver crack trains in the Lau V rier avenue yards. ? Of the Injured, four are in the Civic Hospital, Victor Anderson 'wrestler, of Flin Flon, Manitoba, is the most seriously hurt, his skull 'being fractured. Fire Chief J. E. Lemieux of Ottawa is among those .hurt and is confined to his home. Fortunately the trains were trav elling at a slow rate of speed as they entered the Laurier avenue yard, otherwise the list of injured might have been more lengthy. Three 'coaches of the Canadian Pacific "train and two coaches and the en glne of the Canadian National were 'damaged. The observation car of the Canadian Pacific was lifted off the tracks when the Canadian Na tional engine struck it. C. M. Pattle of Ottawa, brakeman ,of the Canadian Pacific train, who .jumped from the rear platform of . his train when the crash occurred was slightly injured, and was able to go to his home. , The Injured. Victor Anderson, . WTestler, Flin Flon, Manitoba, fractured skull; In Civic Hospital. Fire Chief J. E. Lemieui, Ottawa, ! .slight cut and bruise to head and Isprained shoulder. I Mrs. Francis Brown, 609 Bay -street, badly injured shoulder and ".face Injuries; in Civic Hospital. I A. E. Corrigan. 301 Laurier avenue least, possibly three fractured ribs and injuries to shoulder, foot and vhead. ( Hilton C. Hogarth, 124 Fourth 'javenue, slight shock. Police Constable Thomas Emer- vson, Ottawa, head and hip injuries. C. T. Burgess, C.N.R. trainman, il52 Glenora avenue, Injnred shoul- Jder; in Civic Hospital. ; Miss Edith Foster, 269 Slater i street, face injuries and shock; In ICivic Hospital. Brakeman C. M. Pattle.1 1250 Wellington street, bruises and shock. J John H. Morehouse, 123 Powell avenue, bruises and shock. isoin trains leu Montreal at 7.15 o'clock last night. The Canadian Pacific was scheduled to arrive here at 9.15 o'clock, and the Canadian National at 9.18 o'clock. There is sno rule, officials state, as to which train should enter the station first. the Deep Cut, about a mile outside of the station, the trains leave their respective tracks at a 'switch and come in on the single '.main line, the Canadian Pacific en- De -Forest Crosley Radios Sold In Ottawa by JOHN RAPER Limited 177-179 SPARKS ST. ROAST TURKEY CRANBERRY SAUCE 60c Boiled Pickled Pork Spare Ribi with Sauerkraut 40c Including Soup. VegeUWes, Deasert and Beverii Orlll Room or Tea Room KARSOX'S 49 Rlrteju St Rockcliff e Park Bus Service Beginning Monday, December 14th, 'the easterly terminus at the Susses St. ears will be the KockclirTe Car Barn, and a bus tervlre will be installed which will operate between Rockcllffe Village and the John St. Starting Office. The route of this but line, going to Roekellfte, will be via Sussex ' St., Limekiln Rnad, Buena Vista Boad and Acacia Are and the return trip will be made rla Coltrln Road, Manor Ave., Buena Vista Road and Limekiln Road bark to the office on Susses St. Timetables have been printed and may be obtained en rriuet at the Susses St. Office, er from operators on the Rockcllffe bus errlre. This timetable has been arranged eo that each bus will meet Susses St. tar at the office. If there should be any delay with the ears on Sum's St passengers from the bus service may take the St. Patrick line cars if thry wish. The rates or fart will be exactly the same as those prevailing on the city ears, with transfer privileges between the bus service and the cirllne. terir-g the main Lne first last nig 1st The Canadian National follows in on the line, and then at Laurier avenue bridge the trains are switched agiin to separate tracks. It was between the switch and the Deep Cut and the switch at Laurier avenue bridge that the collision occurred. Er.gineeT H: H. Legate of Ot'awa. who was driving the Canadian National, was suddenly confronted with a blanket of steam from the Canadian Pacific train ahead of him. He apparently did not realize he was eo near the train ahead of him. and before he could get his bearings his train had crashed into the rear of the other one. Immediately there was confusion aboard both trains. Passengers were flung from their seats and those who were preparing to leave the trains as they were pulling into the station were thrown forcibly to the floors of the coaches. Both trains were brought to n immediate stop and officials of both companies commenced checking up on the injured and seeing that they were properly cared for. Dr. F. w. MacKinnon attended most of those hurt. The Injured in hospital were taken to the institution in motor cars furnished by the railway com panics. There were only two passengers In the observation car of the Canadian Pacific train. A. E. Corrigan and Hilton C. Hogarth. Mr. Corri can was putting on his rubbers when the crash came. He was not thrown to the floor, but was struck by two chairs, which were hurtled from their positions by the force of the impact. Mr. Hogarth was standing in the car talking to Mr. Corrigan at the time of the crash, He was thrown along the aisle of the car and was struck by flying chairs. In Cnachee Ahead. The rest of the injured passengers were in the two coaches ahead of the observation car and were flung in various directions. Just a minute or two prior to the crash there were about fifteen passengers in the observation car, but they went into the parlor car ahead and probably escaped more serious injury. Victor Anderson, whose skull was fractured, suffered this injury when he was thrown heavily against the arm of a chair. Fire Chief Lemieux, who was re turning from, Quebec, was in the smoking compartment of one of the first class coaches and as the train was nearlng the station got up to leave. He doesn't know what hap pened except that he was knocked unconscious. , G. T. Burgess, trainman on the Canadian National train, was injured. His shoulder was severely hurt and an X-ray Is being taken to ascertain the exact natnre of the injury. According to Dr. MacKinnon, the injury is a very painful one. Official Investigation. An official Investigation of the crash was instituted last night and report will be issued some time today. Both trains left .for Vancouver last night after the damaged coaches had been replaced and an other engine put on the Canadian National train. The C.P.R. left here at 10.40 o'clock and the C.N.R. at 11.05 O'clock, The Canadian Pacific train was In charge of Conductor J,' A. Gamble, Ottawa, with. Engineer Frank. Tows-ley, Ottawa. The Canadian National conductot was George Byers, Ottawa, with Engineer H. H. Legate. Chief Knocked Out. Fire Chief J. E. Lemieux of Ot tawa, who was returning from the funeral of the late Fire Chief Donnelly of Quebec, told The Citizen that he was completely knocked out from the force of the collision, "1 was in the smoking compartment of one of the first clas coaches about two cars from the rear of the CPJt. train. As the train was nearlng the station, I got up to leave the compartment when the shock came. After that, I don't know what happened, .but when 1 came to my senses I found myself on the Boor at the rear end of the corridor leading to the main part of the car. I had been knocked backwards the .w hole length of the corridor. 1 must have hit my head against one of the partitions, for my forehead was bruised and the skin was cut. Fortunately my hurts are not serious and, except for the lump on my head and a slightly sprained shoulder caused by my fall, I expect to be all right In the morn ing. I feel good and sore at present though. "When we got into the station I was treated by the doctor who examined my shoulder and applied loaine to the cut on my head. Among the others in the waiting room to which I was taken. I noticed two young ladies, one of whom had evidently had her teeth loosened, but no one appeared sen cusly hurt." Struck by Chairs. A. E. Corrigan, 301 Laurier avenue east, when interviewed by Trie Citizen last rught stated that, be was returning to Ottawa on the C-PJl. train from Montreal. was sitting in the observation car abo'k two chairs from the front of the car when the accident occurred, said Mr. Corrigan. "I was talking to Mr. Hogarth and was in the act of putting on my overshoes. All the other passengers in the car, numbering about fourteen or fifteen, had left the observation car when the train was about a mile out from Ottawa to get their overcoats, etc in preparation to getting off at the station. "I would have been out of the car too, if it had not been for the kind ness of the conductor in bringing me my coat and overshoes. He left them with me and returned to other carts of the tram.' I was sitting in the chair fastening my overshoe when the crash came. It was lucky thing for me that I was not at the rear of the observation car, for if I had been I think I would have been killed outright, although I thought I was gone anyway. It all happened so suddenly that it was over in a minute. "The force of the crash did not knock me off my chair, but I found myself with two chairs on top of me. I saw the engine coming through the rear of the coach, but the thing happened so suddenly that I was buried beneath the chairs before I knew what it was all about. The steam from the engine was so thick In the car that I could see nothing. Thinking that the car would take fire anytime I hurriedly threw the chairs off and marie my way towards the front of the train. For an instant I thought I was gone, but I consider that escaped very fort'inately. "The observation car was de tached from the train following the crash and the rest of the train moved Into the station. There : was brought into the station wait' ing room and Dr. MacKinnon looked at my injuries. I was then put into a taxi and taken to my home." ' Mr. Corrigan is suffering from three possibly fractured ribs,- fn Juries to his foot, shoulder and the side of his head. He is being at tended by Dr. G. E. Grondin, the family physician. When seen by The Citizen Mr. Corrigan wst sitting Jin the living room of his home after being examined by his doctor. Hilton C. Hogarth, 124 Fourth avenue, who together with Mr. Corrigan, were the only occupants of the observation car at the time, said he was standing in the doorway of the smoking compartment having got up to get his coat. He had stopped to speak to Mr. Cor rigan, who was sitting in a chair putting on his rubbers when he noticed through the rear windows of the car an approaching engine. I thought it was getting pretty close," said Mr. Hogarth, "but I did not have any thought of a collision. looked away for a second or two when suddenly the crasn came and found myself face downwards on the floor of the car with the chairs on top of me. As I did not leel particularly hurt 1 soon picked myself up and found I had been thrown up tne aisle of the car. There were no passengers sitting at the rear. If there had been they would have been killed. There was, however, a trainman on the steps but what happened to him I don't know. I have no injuries but am suffering slightly from shock. "The damaged car was uncoupled and we came into the Union Station with the train." Thrown Over Seats. Still wondering what happened to him, Police Constable Thomas Em- home nursing a (painfully injured hip and a bump on his head, results of the collision. He said that' he was on the C.P.R. train in a cdech next a sleeper and noticing that the train was about to pull into the station stood up and was putting on his coat and hat. "Ther? was a crash and I must have been thrown over the seats to the end of the car," he said. Constable Emerson was stunned and could not recall what happened but thought that he must, have struck his hip possibly aealnirt a door. nr. F. W. Mar Kinnnn late visited him it his home but Emerson made light of his injuries. gr , t . ' While officials stated that the cause of the accident was not known and woflid not be ascertained at least until an official Inquiry is held it Is understood that the C.P.R. train was hidden from the view of Recover Goods Valued at $800 And Arrest Two Joseph and Albert Vachon Charged With Receiving Stolen Goods. More Ar rests Expected to Follow. Merchandise valued at about $800, proceeds of a series of thefts ex tending back about month, was recovered yesterday by police. In connection with tha case, Albert Vachon, 307B Dalhousle street, and Joseph Vachon, 165 Armstrong street, were taken Into custody. They are charged with receiving stolen goods. " More arrests are expected to fol low. According to police, the Vach-ons were but tools In the hands of a ring of thieves. The stolen goods were found in two local stores. The climax to the robberies came yesterday afternoon when Detec tive Sergeant . Aubrey Macdonald with Detective Ernest Sabourin, John Ritchie and Duncan Mac- donell visited the small drygoods store at 307B Dalhousle street, conducted by Albert and Joseph Vach on, and placed the two men under arrest. Truck Load of Goods. In connection, with the case, a large truck load of various kinds of merchandise Is heaped in the detectives' quarters at police head quarters. It comprises the proceeds of seven or eight thefts. The assort ment included a case containing 150 pairs of slippers, which had been taken off a C.P.R. freight wagon; two cartons of rubbers. which were taken from a hBllway at the rear of the McKerracher and Wanless store, corner of. Rideau and Sussex streets; a carton eon taining children's shoes taken from Phillips transport truck standing on Besserer street. Larocque Registered, corner of Dalhousle and Rideau streets, en tered by thieves on three' occasions, were the heaviest losers. Goods stolen from outside their freight entrance on George street are valued at about $500.- On Novem ber 27, a carton of children's ski suits was taken; November 28 a carton - containing 18 dozens of gloves, and on Dec. 5. two cartons, one containing three dozen suits of underwear and the other a dozen bathrobes and nine pairs of bln-kets. Practically all of these gods have been recovered. v ar Drastic Shakeup Made In Provincial Police Boys' Gty Council Elects Aldermen For Year of 1932 nmber of Trail Ranger Groups' Also Have Been Formed in West Ottawa. Tuxis Boys Active. During the past week the various aldermen to the Ottawa Tuxis Boys' City Council for 1932 have been elected by their respective Tuxis squares throughout the city and suburbs. The complete list of these officers follows, the . third name mentioned being that of the deputy alderman from the square: East Ottawa. McLeod St. Ian Johnstone, -30 Fourth avenue; Jerry Allen, 404 McLeod street; Charles Taggart, 70 Driveway. Chalmers Bob Shearer, 1 Pat terson avenue; Angus McMorran, 5S McLeod street; Bob Motherwell, 306 Fairmont avenue. Dominion Jack Marriott, 3 Hart- lngton Place; Jack Field, 49 Fairmont avenue; Douglas Stevens, 30 Cartier street. MacKay Hubert Kennedy, 71 Creighton street; Lionel Mansell, 4t Virtoria street; Norman Moss, Buena Vista road. St. Faul's-Eastern Arnold Eraser, 111 Augusta: Floyd Lemon, SS3 Kir.g Edward avenue; Bruce Mc-Lellan, 120 Augusta. Sooth Ottawa. St. James Thomas Grindlay, 22 Roseberry avenue; Lawrence Ritchie, 275 First avenue; Gordon McKee, 15 Patterson avenue. Fourth Baptist Ed. Checkland, 227 Bank street;' Ken Steele, 95 Second avenue; Ronald Graham, 31 Second avenue. Southminster Ted Hamer, 65 Grove avenue; Don Fairbalrn, 1318 Bank street; Chester Wilson, Metcalfe road. Wesley Cedric Dale, 77 " Lees avenue; Eric Brown, 117 Hawthorne avenue; Art Radbourne, 859 McLeod street. West Ottawa. McFhail Harry Leggett, 675 Oil-mour street; Carl McLaurln, 606 Somerset street west; Roy Smith, 130 Eccles. There is but one Tuxis Square In West Ottawa. Others are In or ganization stages. ' Carleton County. , Merivale Carson Bradley, Gar net Davidson and Ernest Simpson, all from Westboro. City View Ralph Henry. Jr.; Clifford Davidson, and William Lancaster, all from City View. A number of new Trail Ranger groups have formed In West Ot- dJJOttM Toe H Honrf are the two mentors in charge, while at St. Matthias' Anglican church, Hugh MegUl Is the director. Officers of Doug. Forward's group and that In St. Matthias' church will be elected shortly. Those of Alf percival's group follow: president. Elswood Evoy; vice-president. Sam Caldwell, and secretary-treas urer, Stuart Kettles. Both the Parkdale groups meet eacb Tuesday evening at the Hintonburg Y" while St. Matthias bold their week-night meetings on Thursday evenings. The latter group were instructed in the development of the photograph by their mentor last Thursday, at which meeting the mayor of the Ottawa Boys' Council was present. Held Up On Preston St. Claiming that he was knocked down and robbed by an. unknown assailant as he was proceeding home along Preston street nar the C.N.3. i bway at 2.S0 o'clock this morning William Latreuille called the police. He told an officer that $23 and his watch was taken. TORONTO, Ont., Dec. 11. Doubt as to early achievement of a permanent solution of the struggle in Manchuria was expressed tonight by N. A. Mackenzie, associate professor of law at the University of Toronto, who recently returned from a trip across Manchuria. C. L. Rosser and J. Glas Capt. G. L. Eosser and J. W. Glass were elected jobmaster and secretary respectively at the atnual meeting of the Ottawa group of Toe H. held at the Legion club house. Major the Rev. C. G. Hep-bum. M C, was unanimously reelected senior padre for the forthcoming year. The retiring Jobmaster gave a re port on the work that had been accomplished during the past year, and the retiring secretary-treasurer reported that the finances were in a satisfactory condition. Plans were discussed for 1932 and it was decided to hold meetings in future on the second and fourth Thursdays of tha month. . Charles A. Neville, who represented the local group at the recent Toe H. birthday party at Montreal, gave a most interesting and com prehenslve report, and described some of the Toe H. activities in that city. W. B. Gooch, who had been affiliated with Toe H. in London, England, and at Calgary, gave an account of the movement in other cities. The ceremony of "lights" was carried out with due solemnity and the closing invocation was given by the Rev. A. E. L. Caulfield. Mr. Reader, opportunity is pag ing you from The Citizen Classified Section. A watting room has eUMUhed at the Suwes St. office where pnllle attendant will give any Information and will notify passenger wbeo car or bus Is arriving. Thu OTTAWA ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO. THE CAILHATJ GATE, BORDEAUX, FRANCE ' THIS Gothic gate g way Man built in 1495 to honor ChirK VIII 's victory at For novo. Another gate, flanked with two round towers formerly on this site, was tin entrance to the Pain of the Duke Aquitaine. FAMOUS SCENES AND PAINTINGS FROM AN ARTISTS NOTEBOOK i'lalU'Miii MM'tei mm V J, Manitoba Action Follows Enquiry Into Charges. WINNIPEG, Man., Dec. 11. In a drastic shakeup of the Manitoba provinaal police force today, James Painter, for three years inspector of the eastern division, waa demoted to the rank of sergeant and placed at the foot of the seniority list, two constables were dismissed and five others were disciplined. Inspector W. R. jDayjTnow stationed at The Pas, wll tjSme to Winnipeg to take nargf ot ine eastern . division. in disciplinary action iouowea Investigation of charges against members of the force, the nature of which was not disclosed. Police Commissioner H. J. Martin has been checking up on alleged irregularities for several weeks. " Tyro Children Drowned V ,In Venturing on Ice r (CtnaaUn Ptbm) VALLEYFIELD, Que., Dec. 11 Mild weather which weakened newly formed ice on the edges of the St. Lawrence river, today caused the drowning of Roland Forget and Leo Guy de Repentigny, each five years of aee. The children ventured on the Sheet of ice and broke through, the bodies were recovered, THROW OUT THE BRING IN THE NEW i in OLD FUNERAL, nil MOH:QUtCI11Q3a S72 UQM S7I the engineer piloting the C.N.R. by a cloud of steam which extended about a hundred yard3 behind the rear of this train. The lapge locomotive, in the crash, tore Its way Into the end of the observation car as far s the rear truck, ripping the steel body open as If It was constructed of cardboard. The car was then raised up off the truck onto the front of the locomotive. None of the passenger coaches on the CJJR. train were derailed and were hauled into the station by another locomotive. In the darkness there were few beyond the passengers and railway employes who were aware of the crash. No large crowd gathered around the scene of the wreck. As the aceident occurred about opposite the end of Cooper street where there are several tracks leading from the station to where the lines branch off at Echo drive, no railway tleup resulted. STICKERS Hi. frh fc? to) I? (5 L2 1& LF lr l& e) MLCBOSi-:E- V 5m and Hear tA New De Fortst Crosley 'Rhapsody' Learn why you should not b content with the unsatisfactory performance of your old radio. $12950 Cempitt wkh rubes i WHEN you hear the "Rhapsody" you will realize that today it is possible to obtain more perfected radio performance . . . richer tonal brilliance . . . more enduring cabinet beauty, than ever before , . . at unequalled radio value. yOU GET ALL THESE FEATURES: Eight Tnbei Snper-Heterodyne Power. Aotodyne First Detector. Mnlti-Ma and Screen Grid Tnbea. Complete Range Tone Control. Hetrotonal Response for Tone Quality. 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