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ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
world's 1904 :f6.i:r,.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. FRIDAY. JULY 11. 1902.
Ont.luV St. I
Three Cents. I
TRACY MAKES HOST
BORROW MONEY AND
BOY HIM WEAPONS.
HUNDRED. BURIED IN
BY GREAT EXPLOSION
REPRESENTATIVE RHODES CLAY
KILLED IN A STREET FIGHT.
EIGHT ARE INJURED
IN A RUNAWAY
ESCAPES BEING SERIOUSLY HUR
Shtii b f. A. Raim sat Mexico. Audrain Count B.mi Wiw Hit
Once, Clay Thne Tinu-End f a Personal Quarrel That Had
Brought the .Men to Rlow on Another Occasion Tin
Shooting Took Place at ." O'clock in the After
noon at the Pot Office Corner.
Desperado Then Departs, Well
Armed and Mounted on the
2uxinis Vapors. Which Follow the
Hore Frightened by Fireworks
in Forest Park Boulevard,
Xear Grand Avenue.
Accident. Oreatly Impede
SEEMS TO .BE FAGGED OUT.
mjr His Pursuers to to Over
Iii jr His Per.suers to Over
take Him Any Time.
MIND MAY BE UNBALANCED.
Many Incidents .Cited in Support
of the Theory Murderer LTead-
ed for Either Seattle or
the Palmer Cut-Off.
K-nt. Vjh . July 10. llarrj Tracy, the
Oroeon convict, was at the home of K. M.
Johnson, two miles southeast of this place.
VV r'i lie left the hous" he was armed
ii i two new rc-volvers anil his 3O-30 Wln-ctie-ter
and had a plentiful supply of both
ammunition an J provisions.
Tiacy sent .To'-.nson to Tacoma to pur
cliR" th revolver and ammunition. He
threitened to e-stermlnate Johnson's family
en Hi lean sln of treachery.
Th- m.3rdcrr seemed fagged out. and
tRlFfii very ll't!" about himself or his
pi -is While a, the bouse he spent nearly
ail the time watching for his pursuers.
U- left the house after dart, taking John
son horse. healed either for Seattle or the
Not only did T acy force Johnson to buy
the icvolver. l.ul he made him borrow the
i:rc- .ir money in Kent. Johnson went to
Tacoma and secured the weapon without
oundlns .ny kind of waralrsj to the au
tbrr'tlcs. He was badly frightened.
OMnlns Ilrrnkftmt Willi Threat.
Tracy ajrlvcd at the home of Johnson at
fi ' lock Wednesday morning, and at the
jm i -it revolver forced Johnson to cook
hi;. Iir akfast.
After ilnUhinc the meal lie told Johnston
to i' u Tacoma and purchase two J-call-ter
t'olts revolvers and 100 rounds of cart
rdise. with U:e threat that if he gave In
fill mat Ion to the authorities of that place
h -ii-nld murder the entire family.
Johnson left Kent on the 7 o'clock train.
t iri.'nu at 4 o'clock. While he was absent
fr 'in Kct Tracy remained la the vicinity of
if-" lif.ni' and. appeared to be uneasy, as If
expecting a visit Jroni the officers.
S v-rsl times he went te. the top of a
small hill In .ifce rear -AS the; Jctoi . Jorae-(
nnd . lewed the surrounding- country.
Cfm the return of Johnson frora-Tacomn
Tracv ordered Mrs. Johnson to cook him
aiouKh -provisions to last a week. She
lioilc.1 two dozen eggs, fried bacon and cave
li'in i large supply of sugar and flour.
Tracy compelled the members of the
f-imiiy to remain on the premises until the
ren.ni of Johnson from Tacoma.
Trary's sanity is questioned by many
person. Many Incidents support this the
nrv. Anderson's statement concerning the
nrtrderer's four friends, whom lie met
afr he landed In Seattle. Is considered con
clnlvc. QCEEX BITS COPY OF
O "THE STIlEroi LIFE."
London. July 10. Copyright, 1H.
Queen Alexandra to-day at the ba-
zaur paid an exceedingly tMic-M
compliment to President Roosevelt.
After being received at the Amer- O
lean court by Mrs. Chcate and jrrs. 4
Whitelaw field, she carefully exam-
Ined the articles they had on "sale
and selected a volume of President
ltooieelt's latest -work, saying that 4
she anticipated much pleasure In
President Roosevelt's volume of es-
bay and addresses entitled "Tha
Strenuous Life" was published in
THE SUN RISES THIS MORNING AT
4:C AND SETS THIS EVENING AT 77.
THE MOON SETS THIS EVENING AT
For St. Louis und Vicinity General
ly fair and -rrarmcr.
For Missouri Fair Friday and Sat- J
For Illlnnla Fair Friday and Satur
day t warmer Friday In enit and cen
L Child Rescues Mother.
England Seeking to Create Crime?
. Tracy Still at Large.
Woman Returns to Serve Out Sentence.
S. Telephone Patron Disturbed Csntral.
Summer "Whlto House" at Oyster Bay.
t. James Campbell Succeeds John Scullin.
"Ragging" Barred by Business Men.
Gales Crowd Grimly Waiting.
Lawrence WiU Be Burled From Station.
5. Female Burglar Makes Appeal.
Mate Shoots Two "Medicine Men Dead.
. Fled With Nearly a Half Million.
Long Shots Took Money at Delmar.
7. East Sid News.
the Southwest Branch
3. Corn Crop Condition Is 87.5 Per CenL
10- Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Adver
tisements. U. Speculation Is Active All Around Wall
Tractions Close Easy:
13. Summary of St. Louis Mcrket.
Markets Close Lower.
Clearing Skies Bring Aid to Grain Bean.
River News and Personals.
14. Democrats Return Prom Springfield.
Mourns at Morgue Her Third Time.
Aiinexat!ca Talk BrutaL
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Her devotion to the King during his critical illness has endeared her more than ever
to all Englishmen.
London. July 10. Shortly after Queen
Alexandra passed on her way to open the
coronation bazaar, the decorations across
Langhazn place, heavy and sodden with
rain, were caught in a squall of wind and
fell, dragging down a mass of cop'.ng from
the top of All Souls' Church. M!s Strathy.
daughter of Edward Strathy, treasurer of
the Montreal Trust Deposit Company of
Montreal, Canada, was killed.
Several persons were seriously Injured.
The Queen had been driven in state over
the veiy snot where the wreckage ftll bur
a few minutes before the accident.
OBJECT TO IV1ANY
OF TERMINAL ENTERPRISE.
f'ouncilnien Opposed to Railroad Tracks in Forest l'aik and the Res
idence District Rill to Be Thoroughly Considered by the
Municipal Assembly Conditions on Which, the
. Officials Base Impressions.
PRIVILEGES ASKED FOR IN THE FRANCHISE.
On North Market street, from the wharf to Main street.
On Main street, from North Market street to Franklin avenue.
On O'Fallon stret. from Main street to Twelfth street.
On Clark airnue. rrorn Main street to and across Vandeventer avenue, into Duncan
SCRPACE DOUBLE TRACKS.
On wharf, fioni northern city limits, about a quarter of a mile north of the Chain of
Rocks, to North Market street.
On Main street, from Franklin aenue to Commercial street.
On Main street, from Washington avenue to Chouteau avenue.
On Duncan avenue, from a point immediately west of Vandeventer avenue, to Euclid
avenue; across Euclid avenue; on Audubon street, from Euclid avenue to King's High
On Tnelfth street, from O'Fallon street to Lucas avenue.
hUHFACE M.VGLE TRACK.
From Commercial and Main streets to Washington avenue.
Under King's Highway boulevard, from Audubon street Into Forest Park.
Through Forest Park, paralleling the Wabash right-of-way, either to Union boule
vard or De BalH-iere avenue.
From point of exit on north slfie of Forest Park, at Union boulevard or De Ballviere
avenue, through the residence dlstilct to the western city limits. Approach at or near
MuIIonphy street to the proposed bridge over the Mississippi River.
rnoi-ERTY TO HE CONDEMNED.
From Washington avenue to Spruce street, both streets Inclusive; from the east fcide
of Main street to the wst line or the ivharf. Three viaducts, to conform to present
street grades, are to be constructed over the tracks in the condemned territory
The mileage of the entire right-of-way Is estimated at about sixteen miles
Removal of the bridge arbitrary.
Tho company to have absolute title to vacated property owned by city.
Wires charged with electricity to bo buried In conduits In the underground district.
This condition, however, not to apply outside of the conduit district, which is bounded
by the river. Twenty-second, Wash and Spruce streets.
Electric or steam motive power, or both, to be used.
Franchise and privileges to extend fifty years.
No compensation to city other than removal of the bridge arbitrary.
No carrier company to have privileges on tracks or In stations unles St Loui. Is
made the basis rate of freight. '
The franchise and privileges to be progressive: that Is. capable of transference to
successors and assigns."
Structure not to be erected oxer private property without the consent of owner.
Near Union Station with the Terminal Association's tracks.
Near Union Station with the Union Depot Electric Railway.
At Chouteau avenue and Main street with the Iron Mountain track-
At Twelfth street and Lucas avenue.
MS&gSZT" wes,em wharr Unc' "sl m,e ot lu,n --
Several stipulations contained In the fran
chise bill of the St. Louis Terminal Depot
Company, as Introduced in the City Council
by Mr. Horton. Impress municipal officials
that the enterprise has the sanction of some
of the large railroads having terminals In
St, Louis. Although officers of the corpora
tions deny association with the project, the
officials believe that a consolidation of in
terests trill ultimately .be effected. The
say they would not be surprised If develop
ments should disclose an operating combi
nation between Illinois and St. Louis elec
tric railways with the big railway corpora
tions. The conditions in the biU on which munic
ipal officials base their impressions concern
ing the final consolidation of interests are
those authorizing the connection of the new
company's tracks with the tracks of the
Iron Mountain Railroad, the Terminal Rail
road and the St. Louis Transit Company.
Another, provision that elicits Interest is
that specifying that structures -belonging ,
to the new company cannot be constructed
over private prope-ly without consent of
property owners. In such event the Clark
The coronation bazaar, which Is probably
the b!g;pst affair of its kind ever held, and
an organization which Is chiefly due to tha
energy of Mrs. Cornelius Adair. Mrs. Joseph
! H. Choate. the wife of the United States
Ambassador, and other prominent Ameri
cans, was opened by Queen Alexandra this
The bazaar is held in the Botanical Gar
dens. Regent Park. It was in aid of the
hospital for sick children. More than 0.OT)
(tickets, at a guinea each, wero sold in ad
avenue elevated structure could not bo
built over the Union Station train shed
without agreement on the part of the Ter
minal Railroad Association.
Members of the Municipal Assembly con
sider the enterprise with favor. Neverthe
less, there are serious objections!, in the
cDlnion of the legislators, to many privi
leges asked for. and there Is not a doubt
that the hill will be discussed and weighed
aa no other franchise bill was ever de
bated in the past. The members take the
view that encouragement should be extend
ed to enterprises of thi. -..,..- .....
with a proper regard for the welfare of the
REMOVAL OF BRIDGE ARniTnAnY
AX IMPORTANT ISSUE.
At present Councilmcn and Delegates look
upon prospccUve removal of the hridge ar-
unrary a rtcn and required favor, and
there Is a disposition to make this an Im
portant Issue In .granting any railroad priv
ileges. They also see an opportunity, if all
or most of the railroad companies are co-
Continued on race Five.
WOULD-BE RESCUERS PERISH.
Foil-man's Party Overcome While
Making: Heroic Ellort t
Save the Miners.
ARMORY FOR A CHARNELH0USE.
Work of Removing Bodies From
Colliery Will "Resin This
Morning Survivors Tell
Storv of the Disaster.
Juluiaiufe i.. P.t . July W John-tibUu has
aguln been visaed by an appalling disaster,
only le? frightful than the nwful calamity
of May 31. HVf. in cost of 1 fe.
A tcrrllle explosion tiok place In the
t ambria Sicel Cominy rolling-mil! mine,
un?tr West Mont Hill, this afternoon, and
how many are dead St may take several
days to fully determine
That it I a long and shocking llsi Is cer
tain, and It probably will contain ro names,
poss.bly twice that number.
It was nearly an hour nfter the -xplo-sion
before anj general knowledge of what
I had happened got abroad. Men who came
from the mines; escaping with their lives,
to.d the terrible news, ard soon it spread
tike wlldtlre all over the c.ty.
Futile Attempts nt lteieue.
At the opening across the river from the
point, the Cambria Iron Company police,
with several as'Mants. stood guard, per
mitting no one to enter the mine, from
nhlch noxiou gases vere coming.
It was nearly 1 o'clock when all hope of
sending rescue parties from the Westmont
opening was abandoned. Two men who
had escaped from the mine Richard Ben
nett and John Meyers wtnt back two
miles to sec what assistance could be ren
dered, but the frightful damp drove them
back, and they fell -prostrate when they
Anally, after a desperate struggle, reached
Two doctors gave tlirtn assistance, and.
after workins with them halt an hour, re
Their story of the conJltions3n the mine
made it cl;ar that, the rescue worK could
not proceed from the Westmont opening,
and then hasty preparations nere made to
begin that work at tne Mill Cn.ek entrance.
Stfoa after the news cf the explosion
reached the Cambria officials. Mining En
gineer Moore and one of his assistants. A.
G. Prosser. made an attempt to enter the
mine. They were followed by Mine Super
intendent Robinson, but the deadly gaes
stopped their progress, and they were com
pelled to return to the surface.
Mine Fori man Rodgers. his assistant.
William Il.Sinch, and Fire Bosses John
Whitney. John Retallick and John Thomas
were overcome by tho gases, and It was
feared they perished in an heroic ellort to
rescue the miners.
A son of Harry Rodgers then tried to
reach his father, but he was quickly over
come by the deadly gases and was carried
Thanks 450 Men Are In 3Ilne.
William Stltlch spent several hours at
the Mill Creek- opening. He said that he
believed as many as 454 men were still In
the mine. In his opinion, from all he could
glean, not more than IV) ment had come out.
John Whitney, who was beyond the dip
where the explosion took place, said:
"I was at the heading, one-half mile from
the explosion. Several dozen were overcome
by the damp or gas. and I had all I could
do to escape.
"After the explosion we went back to res
cue the less fortunate, and nearly lost our
lives. Wo got one man and savd his
life. "I did not sea my father who was strug
gling to get out. I don't think many out
side of the drivers escaped."
William Malcom was In the upper part
of the mine when the explosion came. He
The first I kr.ew ot the trouble was
when men came running from what is
known as the dip. or lower section. They
caroo running without hats, co-its and some
without clothes and In a terrible state of
"As near as I can remember, not more
than ten came that way. and they escaped,
leaving at Jeast 3M n the dip."
Unable to Return to the Scene.
Richard Bennett and John Meyers were
in the mine where the explosion took p!0.
but managed to escape. About 3 o'clock
they concluded to go back Into the mine,
and brought back a report as to the situa
tion. They went two miles Inside, and on
the way saw the dead body of Eddie Ta
manskl at the first side-track, about a mile
from the explosion oolcL
PEARL WEIGHED 124- GRAINS.
Gem Worth $1,730 Found in Mis
sissippi River Clam.
Prairie du Chicn. Wis., July 10. One of
the largest globe pearls ever taken from a
Mississippi River clam shell was fcund by
Frank Ferguson of Calmar. la., yesterday.
The pearl Is bluish-white, nearly round and
weigns Ji grain-. Ferguson sola It to J. w.
Burd of Black Rock. Arfc, for n.730.
Bed Cross Depot's Estimate of
Boer Losses -During -War.
SPECIAL Br CABLE.
Pretoria, July 10-The Red Cross depot,
which acted ak a casualty office for the
Boers during the war. estimates that the
total number killed on the Boer side was
TO GO THROUGH WARRENSBURG
Colorado Railway Buys First Tract
From Mrs. Colburn.
Warrensburg. Mo. July 10. The Hrst deed
of land to the Colorado railway for the
right-of-way purposes was made to-day y
Mm. George W Coburn to a strip of load,
loo feet wide, through Electric Springs.
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Reprt-ematic from Ainlrjlii County, shot ami ktilrd t.i a quarrel at Mexico
Mexico. Mo. July l Attorney Rhodes
Clay. lUpresnt4live-t.:tct from Audrain
County, and C A. IJanies. a. young attorney
of this city, became Involved 'n a street
duel this afternoon In frcnt of the pt-st
Clay was shot through the fffkaHuctl
was taken to the office or Doctor M. K
Crawford, whore he died. Barnes was hot
In the right arm.
Clay and Barnes were not more than six
or eight feet apart when the trouble started,
and the tiring did not cvasc until Harries
fell to the walk with" a broken arm. Clay
turned south xml started away and was
taken to Doctor Craw-ford's office.
Barnes ws taken to his father's real es
tate office A few weeks ngo Clay and
Barnes had some trouble over a lawsuit.
HhiMos Clay was tora on a cotton planta
tion, in Rollrar Countj. Mississippi. In 1ST3.
and came to hi father's place In this city
twenty years ago. After being graduated in
the law department of Washington Uni
versity of St. Louis, he was admitted to the
local bar in 1:97, and encaged In the prac
tice of law. In 1!"1 he was elected to the
State Legislature, and r.-as renominated this
AUGUST 9 CORONATION DATE;
CEREMONIAL TO BE SIMPLIFIED.
SPECIAL lit sIILK TO THE NEW YORK HERALD AND THK ST LOUIS KUPl BLtC
London. Jul ltf. (Copyright. 1S) In official parliamentary circles to-night It is un
derstood that the coronation has been fixed for Saturday. August 9. the houses of Parlia
ment rising fcr the purpose oa the day previous.
The ceremonial. It Is said, will be considerably shorteped. and the function will be
robbed of much of Its brilliancy aad pisturesque surroundings.
CHILD RESCUES MOTHER
FROM GASOLINE FLAMES.
Flames from the explosion of a gasoline tank at No. 25A Old Manchester road enveloped
Mrs. Kreuder. Her 9-year-old daughter. Ollnda. was painfully burned while rescuing
her mother, whose hair and clothing were afire.
Her hair and clothing aflame from the ex
plosion of a can of gasoline. Mrs. Gtrtrude
Kreuder of No. ZttA Old Manchester rcaJ.
was rescued yesterday morning by her
young daughters. The first one to rea.h
her was Ollnda. 9 years old. who with her
hands attempted to slap out the flames
while the burning fluid dripped upon her
bare legs and feet and set her dress afire.
The eldest daughter. Laura. 15 years old.
with rare presencs of mind, called to her
sister. Amanda, li and with blankets cov
ered the mother and sister. A second later,
the other child. Olga. 11 years old. who
bad been In the rear of the house and did
not know what had happened, came in.
Seeing tLe flames-, which were then spread
ing through the house, and hearing tho
cries, she- Jumped from the second-story
window to the ground, sustaining severe
bruises, but escaping serious Injury.
Filled Reservoir "With Lights On.
Mrs. Kreuder had lighted a gasoline
stove to heat some water. Tha burners
would not work, and aha attempted to pour
gasoline Into the- stove reservoir from a
small can. Some of the liquid spilled and
ran down upon the- staxr, where a tllrk-r
WERE MEMBERS OF THE BAR.
' H it it.
year. He was ,t member of the Kpioopal
llnd Trouble Ileforr.
The shooting occurred at 3-vS p. m. The
meeting was at the Pest Office corner, and
at thU time It Is uncertain o to who tired
the first shot, or who was the aBErrssor.
Barnes got a bulUt It the right hand. fill.
roe again and walked away.
Clay was hastily taken to Doctor Craw-
I ford's office. In the south end. of the Post
Office bulldln;. where he soon became un
ioncIous and died :.n hour later.
A hurried examination by Doctors Craw
ford. MiFarlane an J Varnun showed that
one bullet bud pierced the chest cavity,
close to the heart. Another ball pierced tae
left arm between the shcuMr and elbow
I nd a thi.M ball struck a rit en the left
j :tjV jih gUnced off, leaving only a mark.
The trouble ltween the young m-n was
, of a personal nature and has been very I It
ter for some time. Clav and Clarence
' liarnes and Lutney Barnes became invol
, ved In a tight on the street in front of the
Sannabeck meat market a few weeks ago,
i ..ver the publication ot an article written bv
i Clarence Barnes They were all thrrr ar
of flame was lurking. Instantly a bUie
leaped about her and spread over the floor.
where she had dropped the can.
Little Ollnda was nearest her mother, and
without hesitation waded through the flro
on the floor and succeeded in pulling her
out of the blaze when the elder daughters
dashed Into the hallway. The hair of both
was singing while their dresses still blazed.
The blankets were effective.
Ulrla Save Bnlldlngr From Bnrnlng.
Neighbors heard the screams and saw
smoke Issuing from the windows. They
first picked up Oiga. who was found lying
beneath a second-story window from which
she "-td lumped. An alarm of Cre was sent
in. tmt when the firemen arrived the flames
bad been quenched by Laura and Amanda,
who. after rescuing their mother and sb.
ter. threw buckets of water over the floors
"Olinda's quickness saved me In the first
place, for I was blinded by the smoke and
Ore." said Mrs. Kreuder. "Then ray other
daughters came so soon that the fire did
not have much chance with us. Olga, who
Jumped out of tha window, always was
rrervoujc She didn't know what had hap
pened. That fall would, have killed a grown
person. I suppose, but she Is Just a little
FAMILY VEHICLE IS SMASHED.
.Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Tucker of Ma-
plewood Probably Fatally
NONE ESCAPES IN ACCIDENT.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pearson and
Son and Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Doyle Sustain Painful
LI.ST OF INJCHED.
MRS. SEBASTIAN W. TUCKER
of Maplewood, concussion of the
brain; perhaps fatal.
s SEBASTIAN W. TUCKER, inter-
nal injuries; sprain of the spinal col-
, umn. Condition sriou.
4V "TOOTIE- TUCKER. IS months
old. shocked and bruised.
W II. PEARSON of No. 4SS Cote
Urllliante avenue, right leg sprained.
s cut and bruised.
MRS. W. H. PEARSON, right side
lacerated; internal injuries.
W. F. DOYLE or No. 3IC Theodo-
la stteet. bruised.
s MRS. W. I DOYLE. Drulsed. ankle
s w renched.
W. F. DOYLE. JR.. II years old.
bruised and jarred.
Frightened by the burst of fireworks at
the "Last Das of Pompeii" pyrotechnic
display at the corner of Grand and La
clede avenues Iat night a runaway horse
attached to a surrey threw Sebastlon W.
Tucker of Maplewood. and his wife and lt-mcnths-old
baby out unit then crashed Into
a runabout containing Mr and Mrs. W. F.
Doyle ot No. 3213 Thcouosia, Atrect and M-.
and Mrs. W- H. Pearson and son of Sj. I&S
Cote BriUtante avenue. All were hurled
th ground and injured.
At the Miseourl Brtpt..,. Sanlt-rism l was
stated that Mr. Tucker probably w -jfc! riot
itcover, and that her husbund is seriouMy
The Tucker baly. hrui-ei! and Jarre"!,
was taken In charge l Doctor and Mr.
Prondergast. The cthr were given ausel-'
cal .altenbvjt at No: :TS Fore: park boule
vard, neu" the scene of the accident, ancT
theu sent to their hurae.
Mr. Tucker is the foreman of t'le Mout
City Cuupe Company of No. 3UZ U'ndell
nvenue. Selecting what he considered a
gentle horse, he had taken hi wife and In
fant out lor a drive. At Grand and LlJ
dell avenues the horse was halted while
they watched the skyrockets asrenil and
break ovr tin Paine exhibit.
Ot.'ND OK EM'I.OSION
FltltSHTENEIJ THE IIOKM:.
The attention of the fathrr .- w-ll as tha
mother was centered on the burst.-, of rock
ets above. Suddenly there was a terrlflo
explosion, and the horse plunged forward.
Tucker tljhtened the reUis and guided tho
horse south on Grand avenue. Before him
was a steep grade, at the foot of which,
lay the danger of colliding with trolley cars
on Manchester avenue, and beyond that th
vladuct. with precipices on each side and
onlv- a nrrrow apace between Ir;a posts and
tailings. He realized this and turned west
Into Forest Park boulevard.
This street recently has been torn up for
repairs, and Tucker was unaware ot th
lsbvrlnth of gulleys. flanked by sewer pipes
and banks of earth, thut tried the dlmly
llghted h'ghway.. Before he could alter th
course of the frightened horse he was
plunging across Spring avenue
CROWD FOLLOWED THE
RUNAWAY THROUGH STREETS.
Oil Grand avenue, a crowd watching- tha
fireworks had seen the runaway, and when
the turn Into Forest Park boulevard vrasi
made those who realized the condition of
th street followed In haste, expecting a
Patrolman Walsh was In the lead, and
with him a score or more of men and boys,
running at top sped. They had scarcely
turned the corner and peered down the torn
up street, when tha wheels of the light
huggy were seen to careen from a pile of
earth. The buggy tilted, and Instantly the
occupants were tossed fully twenty feet Into
The horse dashed on, dragging the vehicla
after him. Without being ahlc to see tha
team in front, the spectators heard a crah.
followed by screams.
Some of the men stopped where Tucker
and his wife and child lay. and the others
rushed to the scene of the second wreck,
where five persons were tos-d from the
Pearson runabout, which had been collided
I1ABY IN JIOTHER'S AI11K
WAS NOT INJCRED.
In the first wreck Mrs. Tucker was found
unconscious, with her right arm tightened
around her baby. A few- feet away Mr.
Tucker struggled to rise. He was assisted
to the side of his wife and child, and then
the pain he suffered caused him to sink to
The Injured were carried to the home ol
James H. L. Farrow. No. 3T3 Forest Park
boulevard, the nearest residence, while
calls for ambulances and physicians wer
sent In. Doctor A. C. Bernays was th
first to respond.
The physician said, after making an ex
amination, that Mrs. Tucker probably had
suffered a concussion of the brain, and was
ln a critical condition. Mr. Tucker's spinal
injuries w ere also pronounced to be serious.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson and their young
son and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle were all con
scions when reached. When assistance
came the ladles were on the verge of faint
ing. None walked without support to th
Farrow residence, half a block away, where
they were treated by Doctor Bernays, wh
was Joined by Doctor Bums, the latter ac
companying Mr. and Mrs. Tucker to tin
Baptist Sanitarium In an ambulance.
Carriages "were called and the other in
jured persons were sent to their hemes, thi
physicians stating that, beyond the brulset
and sprains, the extent ot the hurts. Inter
nally, perhaps, could cot be determined si
once. All will suffer mors or less from th
MR, A-YD MRS. TICKER
Hl'RRIED TO HOSPITAL.
When the amoulance drove away witl
Mr. and Mrs. Tucker, their babv was lef?
In the hands ot Doctor J. J Prendergast ot .1
ro. H Laclede avenue, whose wife Insists
that they keep the child until relatives froo
Maplewood. tie home of Jhe Tuckers, cant
8ave for a few bruises and the effects 1
the shock or fright noted is an extreme
nervousness, the child apparently was. un
harroed- Her mother's protecting- ana tuu
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