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TRAIN WHECK LEADS TO PROBE pF THE
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD
An investigation will be made into
the wreck on the Illinois Central to
day that resulted in. the death of one
man and the probable.vfatal injuring
of two others. The Illinois Central
work is performed by strikebreakers.
A wrongly turned switch caused an
I. C. passenger train to crash into a
siding at Archer avenue and Butler
street and collide with a handcar.
When the train stopped they checked
up the damage and found that John
Sullivan, a bridgeman, who was on
the handcar, had been killed in
stantly. Michael Clifford, 18, 3565 Prince
ton avenue, who was also on the
handcar, was probably fatally injur
ed, as was John Hart, Freeport, HI.,
fireman on the tram, who jumped
when he saw the crash coming.
"William Crites, a switchman, is be
ing held as a winess, though as yet
there has been no charges preferred
The accident is one of the kind
that young Carl Person, editor of the
Strike Bulletin and one of the leaders
of the union men locked out by the
I. C. and Harriman lines, brought
down the wrath of the railroad
bosses with by his insistence in tell
ing people about them.
The accident also rather confirms
the charges of the union men that
there is incompetent service" on the
I. C. since it put its force of strike
breakers to work.
The union publicly proclaims the'
following consequences of the strike:
Incompetent, unskilled scabs put
in the places of the locked-out union
The road's equipment and rolling
stock gO'to the' dogs.
Trains late and abandoned oh ac
count of engine troubles.
Diirlnnco narsilvzpr- Afinps efiiif
down, crops unmoved,, shipping at a J
Boiler explosions, wrecks, derail
ments, collisions. Scores killed, hun
Locked-out men arrested by the
wholesale in the bosses' campaign of
Gunmen imported by the bosses.
Blanket injunctions issued, depriving
free American workingmen of their
BELIEVED CARRANZA WILL CRAB
ALL NORTH MEXICO
Washington, May 7. Reports of
almost continuous consHtutionalist
successes in northern Mexico today
cleared the atmosphere so far as the
U. S was concerned. The president
and his advisers believe that before
the A, B. C. mediatory begin their
work at Niagara Falls, Ont, Carranza
will hold the entire north. , .
They are confident that as soon as
this condition is brought about Huer
ta will either eliminate himself or be
According to information made
public by Raphael .Zubaran, secre
tary of the interior in the Carranza--provisional
cabinet, Caltillo, San Luis
Potosi and Tampico in the northeast
and Mazatlan on the west coast are
all under attack by the rebels.
Washington, D. C Constitutional
ists made sharp attack upon federal
reinforcements in northwestern por
tion of Vera Cruz province and an in
decisive engagement followed accord
ing to message from Admiral Badger.
That Mexican troops in vicinity of
"Vera Cruz are anticipating an Amer
ican advance on Mexico City indi
cated by Gen Funston's dispatches.
Funston has been given discretionary
authority even to extending lines to
insure safety of 'Tejarater supply.
Cow belonging to Mrs. Peter Udel
hoefen, 7247 Morton St., went mad. '
Bit horses and chased autos. Shot
while attacking patro wagon.