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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2',
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dark the engineer of the trailer did
not see the warning light
The second section crashed
through a buffet car and a day coach
on the first section, throwing the
wreckage on the next track; --In less
than a minute the Twentieth Century
Limited, running 60 miles an hour,
hit the wreckage. The Twentieth
Century was derailed, the engine
ploughing through 300 yards of
tracks, but no passengers on the
Century were hurt.
The identified dead: Argard Haltai,
manager of the Hungarian Theat
rical Co., Cleveland; Malcinca Ben
nor, Indiana Harbor, Ind. ; Raisin Ob
bah, Indianapolis; Mrs. Jennie Rad
das, Cleveland, died in hospital; Chas.
Nelson, 30, Indianapolis; Rev. Guslar
Waslyi, First Hungarian Evangelical
Luthern church, 53 Thaddeus st, De
troit; Dora Roseberg, 51 Agnes st,
Toronto, Can.; J. H. Hearn, Gallipo
lis, 0; Geo. Ojonto, Indianapolis;
W. Easton, 1209 Airdon st, East
Among the injured are H. Grote
mat, 733 N. Dearborn st, Chicago,
marine engineer on steamer Robert
Benson, bruised and cut about body
and legs; G. Wesseli, 1238 Jackson
blvd., Chicago, arms and legs hurt;
S. H. Bishop, 1537 W. 63d st, Chi
cago, fireman, legs hurt; Albert Kel
ler, 5000 Lincoln av., injuries to
body; W. K. Holloway, 6951 Sheri
dan rd., suffering from shock; L. A.
Winer, 5711 Blackstone av., sprained
foot and ankle.
The sound of the crash and cries
of the injured and dying were heard
two miles away. Mayor E. E. Foster
of Amherst ordered the fire bell
tolled for half an hour to wake up
every resident to aid in the relief
Big coaches were overturned like
children's toy trains. The day coach
ea the first section of No. 86 was
burning and for a while it seemed as
though cremation would be added to
Up above the engine of the second
section, mixed with the wreckage,
were strewn bodies of dead and in
jured, for the most part unclothed.
Legs and arms of victims were
picked up in the debris. Shoes, hats,
women's apparel of all sorts was
Undertakers said the bodies of
some of the dead could never be put
together. Hands and feet were mis
sing. G. W. Kershaw, Summerville, N.
J., told this story: '
"I was in the second coach from
the one that was smasfied so badly.
It was the most grastly sight I ever
saw. As I left the car I saw a man
pick up a leg. Another man ap
proached me carrying a bundle done
up in a sheet 'What shall I do with
this bundle?' he asked a trainman.
'What's in it?' the trainman asked.
'Arms and legs,' was the reply."
Frank Provost, New York sales
man, who was in a sleeper on the
first section, was hurled partly
through the car window.
"Men and women in nightclothes
were scrambling about dazed," he
said. "I heard cries, groans and
screams. One man prayed aloud. I
yelled wildly for everybody to get up.
But they already had been tossed up
Remnants of the bodies of a man
and woman were found on the pilot
of the second section of No. 86.
Dr. A. F. McQueen of Amherst, who
was on the scene 20 minutes after the
wreck, told a graphic story.
"It was pitch dark," he said. "The
fog was so thick you could feel it.
"I saw one coach on the first sec
tion tumbled all up. I attended 3
women and about 25 men.
"One woman, whose leg was cut
off clean above the knee, died while
I was giving her first aid, from loss
"The skull of one man was broken