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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 18, 1911, Image 2

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DEATH LIST LARGE IN
CHICAGO TRAIN CRASH
Odessa, Minn., Dec. 18. Thir
teen persons were killed and over
a score injured, some fatally,
when a fast silk train crashed into
the Columbian Limited, crack
Coast to Chicago train of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
Iroad, near here early today.
, The train was i a heavy one,
loaded with persons returning to
their homes for the Christmas
holidays.
The accident occurred at 4:30
a. m. The limited was making
fast time. The silk train was run
ning as the second section of the
flyer.
There was some mistake in sig
nals. The heavy silk train
crashed into the rear coach of the
passenger.
The rear coach was a local
sleeper running from Aberdeen to
St Paul. It was well filled.
(Everyone was asleep,-
It was in this coach that the
thirteen persons were killed, most
of them outright.
The locomotive telescoped the,
other coaches, made of the new
est, heavy steel construction, did
not telescope. This is thought to
have saved scores of lives,
, Fire broke out in the over
turned cars. The townspeople of
pdessa gathered about the wreck,
pnd fought down the flames.
It was bitterly cold. Scores of
bodies were pincrned by the
wreckage of the cars. It was
hours" Before evjEri"partiaI"fists of
'the dead and injured could be
made up. '
None of the dead lived in Chicago-
NICHOLS IS NURSING THE
HARMON BOOMLET
Hugh L. Nichols.
Lieutenant governor 'of Ohio,
who is to take charge of Gov.
Harmon's presidential boom in
Washington.
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"Hiram," said Mrs. Corntassel,
"don't you think Josh is makin
a pig of hisself ?"
"No. I don't see no signs of
Josh's gittin' to be anything so
valuable." Washington Star.
Ha! footprints "round and slen
der," were, found about that
bomb at Gen. Otis' house. A No.
1 government-Drobf alibi for
brother Darrow, anyhow.
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