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FIFTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 224.
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1910. -TEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Excitement of the Bat
tle Gives Way to Usual
MEN TALK OF FIGHT
Personal Sense of Loss in the
Downfall of Jeffries John
son Starts East.
A complete story of the fight appears
en another page.
Reno, July 5. Reno is as busy dis
gorging the fight crowds today as it
was Saturday and Sunday in welcom
ing them. The get away began three
quarters of an hour after Jeffries went
through the ropes yesterday afternoon
and trains followed one another out
of the city in quick succession, every
car packed to its capacity.
Today Reno begins to look normal,
so far as population is concerned.
Here and there groups of fighi experts
still linger on the principal street, and
at cafes and hotel lODDies.
Stfmi Personal Sorrow.
The big battle is discussed in the
cold calm that followed the previous
enthusiasm. The big man's decisive,
unqualified and thorough whipping
Beems a personal sorrow to these men
of the sporting world. There is no
animosity against Johnson, rather
keen admiration of his ability as a
fighter, but apparently most of these
men persuaded themselves into the
belief Jeffries was the Jeffries of six
years ago. Th fight had not gone five
rounds before they began to doubt that
belief, and in the eighth they felt sure
they had been self-deluded.
Who Han a Chancer
With Johnson the undisputed world s
champion the next question is, who
hhii wretit itfrom himJ Rlnz foil OK -v
ers agree no man now in the game
measures no to the Job.
No one knows just how many people
saw the fight or what the receipts
were. No turnstiles were used and
tickets -were on sale in so many places
only approximate figures are given.
The least estimate of the gate money
is 1230,000 and the highest $270,000.
Guesses among the promoters' staff
place the attendance at 18,000 to 20,
000. At all events it was the biggest
crowd that ever saw a fight and the
rates were so far ahead of any other
engagement that the record disap
pears. Have I.Htle to Say.
In all the fight talk one thing stands
out sharply. There is no more men
tion of Johnson's "yellow streak."
Jeffries' people had little to say. They
were too sorely hurt and disappointed.
Frank Gotch said: "Jeffries' head and
heart were right, but his hands and
feet were not." At Moana Springs an
air of gloom hangs over the defeated
Workmen are busy tearing down the
useless bxing platform and gymnasi
Jeff Dor N'ot Show Self.
True to his character the vanquished
fighter remained hidden from the gaze j
of chance visitors. Packing occupied
the training camp during tlie night
and morning. Jeffries reiterated his
purpose of departing for his home in
California as soon as arrangements
are perfected, but beyond that gave
no idea of his plans. At the resort
where Johnson trained not a vestige
of his own camp remained today.
Johnson withdrew into his private car
last night. He was scheduled to leave
for the east at 9:45, but departure
was delayed until 2 this morning by a
tieup of railroad trains. Only a few
were present when the champion went
and there was little cheering.
"Well, it is over and I am happy
today," was Rickard's greeting to thct
newspaper men. "It went through
without a hitch. We hold the world s
record for attendance, purse and re
ceipts. I figure we cleared $100,000 on
the gate receipts, besides our inter
ests in the pictures.
"Neither Johnson nor Jeffries has
any interest in the pictures. Jeffries
sold his third for $60,000 ana Johnson
got $50,000 for his.
"It was a wonderful crowd in many
ways and no one ever saw a more or
derly one. There was practically no
Could Have Ended It Sooner.
Talk of sporting authorities still re
maining here deals with the amazing
superiority of Johnson in yesterday's
battle. It is agreed Johnson could
have put bis man out much sooner, but
said he wished to give the moving pic-
len films or proper length.
are told of attaches of Jeffries'
who hedged at the last moment.
Jeffries Is Glooms1.
; .TpfTries walked nrnnnd the hmisn
this morning his stride was noticeably
unsteady and his big head was on hi3
breast. The swelling around the right
Partly cloudy tonight and Wednes
day. Warmer tonight.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 66; maxi
mum in 24 hours, 82; minimum in 12
hours, 63. Precipitation in 24 hours,
none. Wind velocity at 7 a. m-, 7
miles. Relative humidity last evening,
4S; this morning, 64.
St. Paul 1.4 A
Red Wing 2 .1
Reed's Landing 1
La Crosse 1.2 .1
Prairie du Chien! 1.1 2
Dubuque 1.5 .2
Clinton 1.5 .4
LeClaire 5 2
Davenport 15 .1
A falling tendency in the stage of
the Mississippi from below Dubuque to
Muscatine will continue.
J. M. SHER1ER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noou tomorrow.!
Sun sets 7:30. rises 4:31: moon rises
3:30 a. m.; moon farthest north; 12:45
p. m.. moon in conjunction with Mer
cury, passing from west to east of the
planet; planet Venus 5 degrees north
of bright star Aldebaran in east be
eye is very evident. There are numer
ous slight bruises and contusions
around the nose and mouth. Return
ing to the cottage Jeffries went out
on the lawn and sat down, his head
hanging down and eye fixed on the
ground. Every move stamped him a
beaten, disheartened man. He took
no part in the talk about him.
tiot About Same Amount.
Johnson is $120,000 richer today. He
took 60 per cent of the purse, a bonus
of $10,000 and sold his picture interest
for $50,000. Jeffries received a total
of $117,000. Owners of the picture
films are calculating on a million dol
lars in profits.
IN CAMP PRAY
Tent at Holiness Session, Hutchinson,
Kan., Crowded With Johnson
Hutchinson. Kan., July 5. Probably
no more exciting scene could have
been found anywhere In the country
as the news of Johnson's victory came
'e.r-J ?h-Jtire5 .than. atjJka-ifoIiiififts
camp meeting tent here, where more
than a thousand negroes had gathered
to pray for the black man's victory.
The tent was packed long before the
hour that bulletins from the ringside'
could be expected, and fervid individ
ual and congregational praying and
singing were indulged in. As their re
ports began to come, and it was evi
dent Johnson had the best of the argu
ment, the excitement of the congrega
tion grew and when the news of the
victory came pandemonium fairly
broke loose. The negroes have shown
little inclination to a riot or disorderly
demonstration, but practically all of
them are in a religious fervor and a
great revival meeting is predicted.
FLIGHT FOR OCT. 8
Rules for Long Contest of Aeroplanes
Bar Those With a Limited
Chicago, July 5. Rules and regula
tions to govern the proposed areoplane
race from Chicago to New York, in
which a-prize of $23,000 is offered by
the Chicago Evening Post and New
York Times, were made public today.
The contest begins at Chicago Oct. 8,
with not less than three entrants, who
must have previous records of sus
tained flights of an hour or more.
DR. HYDE IS GIVEN
LIFE PRISON TERM
Hrd Labor for Convicted oisoner
of Colonel Swope Apfal Is
Kansas City, July 5. Dr. Hyde, con
victed of having poisoned Colonel
Swope, was sentenced to life imprison
ment at hard labor by Judge Latshaw
today. Pending an appeal to the state
supreme court, the prisoner will re
main in jail here.
Chicago, July 5 Worse and worse
drouth conditions in the spring crop
zone today sent wheat up 2 1-4 to
4 1-4, the latter the December option.
In many places in Minnesota it is
said the farmers are plowing up
wheat fields. Damage south of Can
adian Pacific road is estimated at 25
to 65 per cent. September was quot
ed at 1.01 3-8 and December at
An additional gain of 3-S was reg
istered in wheat at the close.
Big Decrease in Total
Dead and Injured in
REFORM PLANS WIN
Several States Escape Without
Single Accident of Ser
DEAD AND INJURED IX
CAUSES OF YESTERDAY'S IX
J I HIES.
Toy pistols 60
RECORD OF 10O9.
Total dead 215
Chicago, July 5. Prom all quarters
of the country last night came reports
indicating that the "rational Fourth"
movement was widespread in its ob
servance. In Chicago one death was reported
during the day a sacrifice to a stray
bullet. Returns from outside showed
12 victims of sporadic manifestations
of the old noisy Fourth with its dyna
mite and its toy pistols and its car
nage. With the deaths reported previ
ously, the total sacrifice of life during
the two days' celebration ran up to 18.
Ground for Jubilation.
When compared with the figures of
former years this year's necrology gives
grwt'grtfgaa -iw JulrtTaUmi: -One -year
ago the total deaths that had been
reported by July 6 was 153, as com
pared with IS this year. Two years
ago. in 1908, the list of the killed num
The tables of the injured tell a sim
ilar tale of the safety and sanity of
yesterday's celebrations. The total in
jured throughout the country reported
was 743. One year ago the number
tabulated on July. 6, after the three
days' of celebrating, was 2,387. Two
years ago the number reported July G
Old Order Giving Out.
Dispatches show that the old-fashioned
Fourth, with its death and dis
aster, its din and discomfort, is rapid
ly going out of vogue. In St. Louis no
deaths were reported and only 19 per
sons were injured. In Los Angeles
sanity reigned. No deaths were re
ported and no accidents. From Provi
dence, R. I., came word that Rhode
Island had spent the quietest Fourth
recalled by the oldest inhabitant.
Whenever a celebrant appeared with a
firearm he was nabbed by the police
and his weapon confiscated. Stringent
enforcement of anti-noise rules made
the day one of quietude. In Provi
dence there were no deaths and only
Vermont In Peaceful.
Vermont had a similar experience.
As the outcome of the call for a "sane
and safe observance of the nation's
birthday, not a single accident due to
the celebration was reported.
In New York it was the same. The
first rational Fourth in the history of
Gotham passed with not a single death,
with but ltitle noise and with an in
significant number of accidents.
In the fire loss of the day the story
is told again. Up to midnight the loss
by conflagration reported throughout
the country aggregated $194,420. A
year ago the fire loss for the three
days of celebrating amounted to $S53,
930, the loss on the 5th of July, the
day of the big celebrating, being $515,
4S0. PittnburK In Leader.
The biggest mortuary list of the day
was contributed" by Pittsburg, Pa.,
where three fell victims to firearms.
In Philadelphia one death was report
ed as against 10 a year ago. In Butte,
Mont., one death was added to the
mortality list of the day; Salt Lake
City contributed another and Wilkes
barre, Pa., still another.
Two of the deaths contained in the
Fourth's mortuary tablets were those
of aeronauts, who were killed while
MILLIONS VY0RTH OF
Arnprior. Ontario, July 5. Fire
last night and today destroyed lum
ber worth three to five million in the
Gillies lumber yards.
Finally Weds Prince.
London, July 5. Dorothy Deacon,
daughter of the late Edward Parker
Deacon, and Prince Antoine Albert
Raijrjwin were rnarr?,;'rl tenia v.
OFF THE BENCH
Unprecedented Condition in U.
S. Supreme Court Result
of Fuller's Death.
MOODY MAY RETIRE SOON
Slay Not Be Enough Left to Trans
act Business Hughes Expected
Washington, July 5. The death of
the chief ?)istice resulted in an al
most unprecedented occurrence as to
vacancies on the bench. Should lu
tice Moody accept the terms of spec
ial legislation enacted by congress
this summer and retire on full pay,
three vacancies in the court will ex
ist when court reconvenes next Oc
tober. Governor Hughes is expected
to take the oath of office in October,
succeeding Justice Brewer. The wy
has been prepared for the retirenient
of Justice Moody.
The death of the chief Justice calls
for the selection of still another mem
ber. With these three vacancies, the
serious illness and death of another
member of the court would bring
the work of the court absolutely to
a standstill, six Justices constituting
a quorum necessary for the transac
tion of business.
Han Political Significance.
Politically the death of Chief Jus
tice Fuller will have an important
significance. Chief Justice Fuller
was a life long democrat. First a
democratic editor he was elected to
office as a democrat, was a delegate
to several democratic national con
ventions, and finally was appointed
to the bench as a democrat. All the
precedents call for the appointment
of a chief justice of the same polit
ical party as the president. In fact
only two associate justices of oppo
site politics from that of the presi
dent have been appointed to the
bench Justice Jackson and Justice
Two names are mentioned with
some frequency as possible success
ors of Chief Justice Fuller. They
are those of Governor Hughes Just
nominated as an associate justice,
and Solicitor General Bowers. The
names of several men, already on the
bench were spoken of in this connec
tion and the suggestion was made
that the president might override
the custom against promising an as
socfSte "Justice" the chief "Justiceship."
Other amri Suforented. '
Other names were suggested for
"seats on the bench. Among these
were Attorney General Wlckersham,
Secretary Dickinson, Judge Sanborn
of St. Paul, Minn., Judge Van De
vanter of Cheyenne. Wyo., Judge
Hook of Leavenworth, Kan., Judge
Adams of St. Louis, Mo., Henry M.
Hoyt of the state department; Louis
Marshall of Cincinnati, Secretary
Knox and Chief Justice Deemer of
the Iowa supreme court.
I. one In Public Service.
To Chief Justice Fuller fell the
honor of third rank for length of
service as presiding justice in the
highest tribunal of the American gov
ernment. For 22 years he was chief
justice of the supreme court of the
United States but Chief Justice Mar
shall presided over the court for 3 4
years and Chief Justice Taney for 28
years. With the future rests the de
termination of his rank among the
eight chief justices of history for
ability and accomplishments.
Funeral services will be held to
morrow and interment in Chicago
will probably be Friday.
Justice Fuller is survived by five
daughters; Mrs. Hugh Wallace of Ta
coma; Mrs. W. H. White, Chicago;
Mrs. T. S. Aiercher of Tarrytown,
N. Y.; Mrs. R. F. Mason and Mrs.
Francis of Washington.
FELT BY STOCKS
New York, July 5. --There was an
other flurry in the stock market early
today the joint effect of the jump in
the price of wheat, the death of the
chief justice, the threatened delay
of the hearing of the Sherman law
cases, the discussion of a strike by
the Pennsylvania railroad employes
and the impairment of cash holdings
disclosed by the weekly bank state
ment. Stocks which are the favorite
medium of speculation suffered most.
The market closed irregular and
MADE U. S. SENATOR
Baton Rouge, July 5. Governor
Sanders was this afternoon elected U.
S. senator of Louisiana, succeeding
Samuel Douglas McEnery. '
250 FALL INTO A CANAL
One Life Iost in Fourth Accident at
Utica. 111.. July 5. Durinz the
progress of the Fourth of July celebra
tion here yesterday afternoon the
bridge over the Illinois and Michigan
canal collapsed, precipitating into the
water 2o0 persons wno had gathered
to watch a tub race. One young wom
an. Rose Farmer, was killed and Wil
liam Kelly was seriously injured.
Several other persons sustained nncor
Trouble All Over Country
Follows Victory of
SERIOUS IN THE SOUTH
Police Courts of Large Cities
Congested as Result of
Washington, July 5. Efforts are be
ing made here and at Baltimore to pro
hibit the proposed exhibition of the
moving pictures of the Jeffries-Johnson
fight. It is feared the exhibition might
cause racial troubles.
Chicago, July 5.' As a direct and im
mediate result of the Jeffries-Johnson
fight at Reno yesterday race riots broke
out simultaneously in nearly every
quarter of the United States. In prac
tically every big city In the country
exulting negroes fought with whites,
amateur pugilists of both colors en
deavored to back up their assertions
with violence, and race prejudice reach
ed a point where, in some instances,
the police were powerless to handle the
WorM in South.
The most serious trouble was report
ed from the states lying on the other
side of the Mason and Dixon line. In
the south the negroes were more vocif
erous in their celebrations, and the
whites more indignant at the result of
Trouble in Dozen fit len.
In all there were disturbances In
over a dozen cities, from New York,
Pittsburg and Philadelphia in the
northeast to New Orleans, Atlanta, St.
Louis, Little Rock and Houston in the
There was more rioting in the city
of New York, almost, than in the whole
country combined. Seventeen riot
calla were turned ia there. While
rough tried -to txm e,-oegro tenemnt.meetTn-5r-tn-e--Nationaj Kjucational
and a dozen men are in tne nospuat.
Negroes were dragged from trolley
cars by whites in various places and
beaten. At Joplin, Mo., eight negroes
were beaten up. Cincinnati had trou
bles. In St. Louis negroes who threat
ened whites were clubbed into sub
mission. Many arrests were made in Wash
ington. In Pueblo, Colo., many officers
were needed to preserve peace. At
St. Joseph, Mo., Fort Worth, Texas,
Atlanta, New Orleans, Augusta, Md.,
Baltimore, Dayton, Wilmington, Del.,
and Kansas City there was trouble.
I.lltht Day at Chleajeo.
Chicago, July 5. Although Chicago
is the home of Jack Johnson and most
of the colored population boast, truth
fully or otherwise, of some acquaint
ance with him, the celebration of the
black man's victory did not result in
an overburdening courts today. Those
charged with disorderly conduct num
Marine Hna Throat Cut.
Washington, July 5. In clashes be
tween negroes and whites last night
over the championship battle at Reno
Thomas Mutdtte, an enlisted man in
the marine corps, had his throat cut,
and is in a serious condition. Another
white man sustained concussion of the
brain following a free-for-all fight.
One hundred thirty-four fight fans
who showed color prejudices last night
were lined up in police court today,
paid fines, took suspended sentences,
or went to Jail. One hundred and two
others escaped trial by forfeiting bail.
Police Patrol Black Belt.
New York, July 5. The police today
are actively patrolling the "black
belts" in New York to check further
sporadic race trouble engendered by
the outcome of the Jeffries-Johnson
fight. There were scores of street
fights, negro hunts and petty outbreaks
all through the early morning. A
negro waiter was killed and another
negro nearly lynched during the fight.
Ing. The white man who killed the
Hundred Are Arreated.
Philadelphia, July 5. More than 100
whites and blacks, some with heads
bandaged or showing other evidence
of last night's race riots following
Johnson's victory, were before the po
lice magistrates today. As a rule the
TAFT CONFERS WITH BALLIN6ER;
ROOSEVELT HEARS OTHER SIDE
Oyster Bay, July 5. Roosevelt
held an important political confer
ence today with Representative Poin
dexter an "Insurgent" from Washing
ton. Polndexter is from Ballinger's
district and it is understood he will
bring Roosevelt a report of condi
tions there. The congressman is on
the other side of the fence from the
secretary of the interior.
Beverly, July 5. Secretary of the
disturbers were released wi.h fines,
but the more seriously involved were
held in bail or sent to Jail for short
terms. It was a wild night among the
rougher element of the colored people.
Black K11U Conductor.
Tallaluha, La,, July 5. When Con
ductor Roberts of the Iron Mountain
railroad demanded fares of Enos Stet
son, a negro, near here yesterday af
ternoon, the latter shot Roberts down.
The conductor Is probably mortally
Arreatn at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., July 5. A score of ar
rests was made following the outcome
of the Reno battle.
Soldier In Flghta.
Newport, R. I., July 5. Twenty-four
fistic conflicts between negroes and
whites as a result of Johnson's victory
occurred last night. In many instances
white soldiers were the aggressors.
Snilora Pay Flnen.
Norfolk, Va., July 5. Nearly a score
of white United States sailors were
fined in court today for assaults on
negroes last night following the an
nouncement of the fight.
National Educational Associa
tion Divides Into Sections
TAFT SPEAKS AT OPENING
President One of Number of Noted
Men Who Favor Organization
W ith Brief Talk.
Boston, July 5. The National Edu
cational association convention here
divided today into 18 separate meet
ings, each assigned to the considera
tion of a specific topic. Three phases
of child study were developed by the
kindergarten and elementary schools
department in joint session. That it
is time gifted children be given as
much care as the defective and ineffi
cient was the statement of Superin
tendent Aley of Indianapolis. "It is
worth more to train genius to a reali
zation of his jmssibilities than to bring
a deficient child to the height of his
PreNldent Taft Talk.
Boston, July 5. Ten thousand
teachers, gathered from every part
of the country, were addressed yes
terday afternoon by the president of
the United States at the opening
association, held In the Harvard stad
ium. There were also a number of
other distinguished speakers. Ninety-five
per cent of those present were
women and the men in attendance
made only a black speck here and
Lowell In Chair.
The meeting was presided over by
President A. Lawrence Lowell of
Harvard. Addresses of welcome were
delivered by Governor Eben S. Dra
per of Massachusetts and Ma3-or John
F. Fitzgerald of Boston, to which
President James Y. Joyner of the
educational association responded.
Other speakers were Professor David
Starr Jordan, president of Leland
Stanford university; Francis G.
Blair, superintendent of instruction
of Illinois; Governor W. W. Kitchen
of North Carolina and Rev. Paul Re
vere Frothingham of Boston.
FOUR DROWN WHEN
BOAT IS CAPSIZED
Omaha Man Steps on Side of Boat
in Changing Places While Out
Omaha, July 5. Four persons were,
drowned in Carter lake, an Omaha
pleasure resort, yesterday afternoon,
when a boat capsized. The dead are:
JOHN A. BARTON.
MRS. JOHN A. BARTON. :
T. H. LINDE. ""
MRS. T. H. LINDE.
The Bartons and the LIndes had
hired a rowboat and started toward
the lake's opposite side, half a mile
distant. When ' half-way across Bar
ton, who was rowincr. decided to
change places with Linde, who was
sitting in the stern. In passing Bar
ton, Linde stepped heavily on the side
of the craft and it went over, throwing
the occupants into IS feet of water.
As none of them could swim, they all
sank inside of five minutes None of
the bodies has been recovered.
Drowning at Clinton.
Clinton. Iowa, July C Frank Han
sen, aged Hs and Clarence Vogel, aged
15, were drowned Sunday night in a
creek north of this city while bathing.
The bodies have been recovered.
Interior Ballinger today had a con
ference with Taft on the reorganiza
tion of the reclamation service. The
usual crop of resignation rumors
came to the secretary but he put a
quietus on these. He said: "I didn't
bring along any resignations and
don't intend to leave any." Reports
that the complete reorganization of
the interior department might follow
the secretary's visit are said to be en
tirely without foundation.
Big Four New York Flyer
Meets Disaster at Mid
RAN INTO A FREIGHT
Many in List of Injured Not Ex
pected to Recover Respon
sibility Not Fixed.
Middletown, Ohio. Julr 5. Threa
victims of the wreck of the Big Four
of the New York flyer here yesterday
aiej or their Injuries during the night.
Drmging the total dead to 23. A re
port from the hospital, where manv
of the 37 injured were taken, indicate
a number of these will die. Some of
them are frightfully mangled and no
nopes are held out for recovery.
Ttj to Place Illame.
Officials are trying to nlaea th
blame for the wreck. It Is known a
misunderstanding of orders earned th
frightful catastrophe, but which train
crew is at fault is not clear. The Big
Four and C. H. & D., it Is said, are
endeavoring to place the responsibility
for the accident on each other.
Iaatant Death to 19.
Middletown, Ohio, July 5. Nineteen
persons met instant death, three others
were probably fatally injured and sev
eral more were seriously hurt when
the Cincinnati section of the Twen
tieth Century limited train on the Big
Four railroad crashed into the second
section of a freight train on the Cin
cinnati, Hamilton and Dayton road
here yesterday. The collision occur
red on the Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Dayton tracks. Eighteen of those who
were killed were passengers, the 19th
victim being a member of the passen
ger train crew. Many persons on the
passenger train who escaped death or
dangerous injury sustained broken
limbs and ribs and other hurts.
H. P. BAKER, Cincinnati.
H. iA. SMITH, Dayton.
J. SMITH KIRK, Dayton.
GEORGE FROHLE, Dayton.
FRANK GOLDEN, passenger train
JOHN W. COOLEY, McCutcheons
MISS FAY H. DAUBENNIRF,
RAY B. SNYDER. London. Ohio.
A. S. GARRIGUS, Columbus, Ohio.
RICHARD VAN HORN. Dayion,
CHARLES H. MOULTON, Youngs
MRS. JESSIE J. BODEY, Dayton,
KING YEN LUN, Chinaman, Colum
C. B. GRANT. Springfield. Ohio.
ONE UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN,
about 40 years old.
UNIDENTIFIED MAN, initials W.
A." on clothing.
TWO UNIDENTIFIED MEN, up
posed to be from Dayton.
Limited lllta Freight.
The freight train was attempting to
make a siding to give the passenger
train a clear track, when the flying
limited, traveling at the rate of 5'J
miles an hour. Hashed around a curve
and crashed into it.
The Big Four (Cleveland, Cincin
nati, Chicago and St. Louis) train had
been detoured to avoid a blocked track
on that road at Genoa, a few miles
south of here, caused by a freight
wreck earlier in the day. In addition
to its regular crew It carried a pilot
engineer of the Cincinnati, HamlKon
and Dayton road, who was practically
in charge of the train.
A misunderstanding of orders caused
the disaster, which was one of the
worpt that this section of the country
has ever known. According to rail
road officials. Pilot Engineer George
Walii had received orders to wait at
Post Town, a siding station three
miles north of this city. The freight
train was to have passed him there,
hut was late in pulling out of Mldd.'e
town. Instead of the seven minutes
margin which Wald thought he had to
rearh Middletown, the time was less
than five minutes.
The crash when the trains met was
terrific. Directly behind the passen
ger locomotive and the tender was a
combination baccaee and smoklns car.
followed by a day coach and a chair
car. All the dead and Injured were
in the first two cars, there being six
passengers In the smoker and 21 in
the day coach.
Hrornrra rtunh to Seme.
Even before the crash came rescuers
were running to the wreck from the
Middletown station of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton and Dayion, some .100 yard3
south of the accident. Every surgeon
in town was summoned to the place,
and cr.lls for assistance were sent to
Dayton and Hamilton. Relief trains
were made up at each of these places
and the Injured were placed upon
them and sent to hospitals In thOH8
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