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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 13, 1913, Image 30

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Stamford, Conn., June 13. Six
persons are dead and twenty injured
as a result of a rear-end collision be
tween the two divisions of the Boston-New
York passenger train on the
New York, New Haven & Hartford
Railroad, when the second section of
the Springfield express crashed into
the first section, which was leaving
the local passenger station.
The engine of the second train, in
charge of Engineer Charles Doughty,
who has disappeared, plowed its way
almost completely through the rear
wood-constructed Pullman of the
first section of the train.
N. W. Griggs of St Paul, Minn.,
one of the few passengers in the de
molished car to escape without se
rious injury, said he was reading a
paper when suddenly there was a
crash and he was thrown entirely
over the seat in front of him.
A young girl, whom he did not
know, was near by and, looking up,
he saw the engine ripping the car
apart and bearing down upon them.
Griggs said he pulled the girl toward
the door and was beginning to fear
he would not be able to get out of the
path of the engine, when it stopped.
Then the car filled with steam, the
woodwork took fire and the groans
and screams of men and women
caught in the wreckage were horrible
to hear. Griggs stumbled through
the door, saving the young woman.
The dead are: Frank Confield,
Springfield, Mass.; Dr. H. G. Howe,
Hartford, Conn.; Mrs. Edward J. Kel
ly, Winthrop, Mass.; Mrs. W. H. Zea
ley, Boston; Everett Hasley Wood
ruff, Flushing, L. L, and Gregory T.
Humes, 34, a reporter for the New
York World, who died at the Stam
ford Hospital.
Washington, June 13. Officials of
the New York, New Haven & Hart
ford Railroad will be summoned be
fore representatives of the Interstate
Commerce Commission for the pur
pose of probing ten Stamford wreck.-
has" sworn ever since there
has been anything to swear about.
The ideal wicked man of the Psalm
ist was described as one who "clothes
himself with cursing as with his gar
ment." Shakespeare makes Hotspur ((
call upon Lady Percy to "Swear me,
Kate, like a lady, as thou art, a good
mouth-filling oath." In the eight
eenth century swearing was of the
essence of conversation In English
fashionable society, and was quite as
common as it was fashionable. To
curse and swear habitually seemed
to be considered as indispensable an
accomplishment as the minuet. In
deed, the accent of the average "lady
of quality" was invariably graced by
an oath.
America was not very, far behind
in this respect I remember General
Charles Scott had a most inveterate
habit of swearing whether in private
or public. After the war, a friend,
anxious to reform him, asked him
whether it was possible that Wash
ington ever swore.. Scott reflected
for a moment, and then exclaimed:
"Yes, once. It was at Monmouth,
and on a day that would have made
any man swear. Yes, sir, he swore
on that day till the leaves shook the
trees It was charming, delightful.
Sir, on that day he. swore like an an- v
gel from Heaven."
The reformer abandoned the gen
eral in despair.
A stage manager, who was re- a
hearsing a play in which a snow-
storm was one of the principal
scenes, said to the assembled com
pany: "I want every one in this act
to wear a heavy overcoat, as it is
supposed to be the coldest night in "
twenty years. Now, don't forget
this!" "I have no overcoat, sir," said ,
one of the "walkine. on" eenflemen.
evidently new to the stage, "but "wfiTX
it do if I wear heavy woolen under-;
heavy woolen undey-
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