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District D StlCt Commissioner CommissionerDenounces Con1n1 CommissionerDenounces ssioner ssionerDenounces
Denounces Railroad for forLoose forLoose forLoose
Loose Method of ofOperation ofOperation
Operation OperationCOMPLAINS OperationCOMPLAINS 0 perati on onCOMPLAINS
District Official Believes In Investigation Investigation Investigation ¬
vestigation Will Show ShowStupidity ShowSt ShowStupidity
Stupidity StupidityDistrict St StupidityIUihirlct pidity pidityIJ
District IJ Hrlct Commissioner Comon Wet bitterly
denounce the Baltimore and Ohio rail railroad railroad railroad ¬
road and says ys that if proper car CaN were wereexercised werexerjsed werecxerelsed
exercised > the tllft Terra Te Cotta disaster disasterHiuiild dtaaaterJvtild dlaaaterS
Hiuiild S Jvtild never h have re occurred He also alsocriticises aJaocrltkist alascriticises
criticises > s in stinging terms the railroads railroadsthought railroadtllljught ratlroedsthought
thought of its cars ear and schedules pre preiua preUR preti
ti iua UR to its care for the dead bodies bodiesthat bod bodth bodeathat
that th t littered the tracks after the crash crashMr crasmMr crashfir
Mr West thinks that the Investigation Investigationinto
into mt the affair will develop the th utter uttersoiiKKssne uttersmJtssneu uttersons
soiiKKssne sons kssnesa of hauling empty cars car intotat into intotuo jntot
tat t > c city Ity at a high rate of speed > > when whentijp whentIll whentiw
tIll block signals showed that a JU passenger pa palure JUsngtr
sngtr trail had but a abort time be belun
1 lure rc passed along the same track trackCould trackCould trackCould
Could Be A Averted AvertedTreating AvertedTreating vertod vertodTrtating
Treating the accident Commissioner CommissionerVc3t CommluionerVCSt CommiasieeerWest
West says saysThe sayauThe saysTho
uThe The terrible wreck reek at Terra Cotta Cottalast Cottalast CottaList
last night in all th the more mot terrible be because becatREO beeatse ¬
cause it ought never to have occurred
The value of the block system ay tem isc is iscompletely 18cmpletely
completely c mpletely neutralized when the rail railroad railroad railroad ¬
r road authorities will allow another >
train in upon a block already occupied
1 from rum what I learned at the scene of
the wreck last night the train of empty
cars was given at the Silver Spring Sprintraitroad
block station what 111 known atuone amont
railroad men as the double green greenwhich 8Ienwhlh greenwhich
which meant that the engineer was to to1iweed toHOtd toproceed
proceed with caution cautionI
t I cannot understand however why wh whWith
with the knowledge that there was a
loi 1011 > l train ahead the second train waa waanot wnanot waanot
not brought to a stop at Sliver Spring
and an heId hc Id there until the passenger train trainwas trainW trainwas
was W < 18 safely out of the way It waa wa all
the th more necessary to exercise exerce this thisprecaution thl thlf
f precaution a utlon in view of the fact that the thoJiiRht thei
JiiRht i isht was extremely foggy a condi conditiup condttiur ¬
tion which always adds adc to the danger dangerof
of f ruilrondine The second section con consisted conslstil eonsist ¬
sist sisted d merely or empty coaches so that thatthfi thatthpr thatr
thfi them > > was no immediate necessity of o
r hurrying it into Washington WashingtonOverlooked WashingtonOverlooked ahlneton ahlnetonOverlooked
Overlooked the Dead DeadAnother Deadnother DeadAnother
Another thing which impressed me meTas mels meas
Tas ls the th > delay in sending > > a train to eon eoney oonfy eonCy
ey the dead bodies to the city where
tluv tlt Ln v could ould be placed in the morgue and
lr br > 5 iii milled by relatives and friends
I1 rt 1 injured injurf > d wr were tak taktft < m to the city asquickly as asquiKJy a aqU
quickly qU as possible but alter that th thtrvuts the tlHtIliratJ theriir
IliratJ riir ad sent out two Dr three wreekln wrecking
trvuts me < of which came all the way wayrnt
from fr rnt r i Baltimore and It seemed far more
important to earn car for a few damaged damagedcaches dama damagedc < < ed
caches c ches hfR than for the dead lying out on fl
Hi H hillside in the rain A through ex express exlrfS8 express ¬
press to the West Yeat then was given the therifiht thef thefiigitt
rifiht f glit of way so that it was aa finally
nearly midnight before the dead were werecarried werecarrle werecarried
carried < l into the city nearly five hoursafter hours hoursutter hour hourattr
utter the > accident occurred I hope that
the investigation into the accident will
be rigid and thorough because it is 4 a evl ¬
dent that a H system which allows two
trains on a block at the same time is
t liable to result in another tragedy
Commissioner West spent nt four hours
nt 1 the wreck Inspectors Cross and
Gessford and the other police officers ottlcerlion
on the scene at one reported to Mr
West and were complimented by him
upon the excellent management which
they had displayed displayedKILLED dlsplaedKILLED displayedKILLED
Was Secretary of Episcopal Eye Ear Earand Enand Earand
and Throat Hospital HospitalA Hospita1LOWE HospitalLOWE
A 1 E Lowe one of the wrecks wreek vie Ie
t t01s ms was man manager Ana c of toe commercial
phonograph phonographstreet ph uiograph deP department rtment ot the Colum
l ii lhonocrph COM Company ny at 1m po poSlTtft
street nprthwest northwest and lived lived at SWB 34 Hol
rai mllt mttd ad place He left home bomeYMtrd8J yesterday
morning morning to visit a nephew n phw In CMthen Gaitheraourg
curg ourg r g r Md fd L who who Is critically U to cheer
U 1 > the little ttI fellow Mr Lowe took tookLtng
aong mg several Christmas gift gifts for him
1 Vv rd rt had been sent nt him of the boys bovscritical
critical condition and Mr Lowe deter deterJuid
mirLed mirtt d to spend Sunday Junday with him He
Juid a l great amount of work to be done
today t Jay nd remarked before beforethe doing away awaytrt
Ift he held deCided to take Sunday Sunda for
the th visit 19It i ifrom In order not to lose any time time
from his d dMrs desk dadcMrs deskMrs
Mrs Lowe knew nothing of her Kus IU8
1 1al1111 and ands a death until her brother broke brokeund
t1 tnews ews to her thl this mornIng tvben Vbltft
Mr 11 Lowe tailed to retu return last night
t was naturally suppo supposed ed that he bad had
< und his nephew so ill that th t he thought
v p it advisable to to remain all night she he
is l i completely prostratedMr prostrated prostratedSir prostratedMr
Mr Lowe was formerly a route agent agentr
for f r a Washington paper before going goingl
ntth ith th the phono phonograph aph l > ii uu uuago company about a at at
t It t and a a halt ago He was about
frtyone rrtyone i rt ono years old Mrs rs Lowe was wasi wa
i < rmcrly a Miss MeKira 1 There is one oneDo
luid a boy of twelve
Father Southgate of St Anthonys Church De Describes Describes Dcscribes ¬
scribes Terrible Scenes Following Crash CrashNo CrashNoDistinction CrashNoDistinction No NoDistinction
Distinction Caring For Injured
Father Southgate pastor of St An Anthonys Anthon Anthonys
thonys thon M Church in Brookland an anFather
Father Marks assistant pastor
among among the first to reach the scene o othe
the wreck A partshoner sent > > ent a messenger mes messenger me meMner
senger to tell Father Southgate of th thdisaster
disaster and nd he and his assistant hur ltursled hurried hurrled
sled to th the scene > > eene In speaking of it
morning Father Southjrate said saidAny aidAny saidAny
Any description of the scene at a
Cotta cannot begin to make known th thhorror
horror of it all 11 It in i beyond compre comprehension oomprehenllton comprhenston
hension and only those who
saw aw the fearful scent scene can have
adequate idea of Its awful character characterWe characterYe
We Ye e received word of the disaster diaaaterfew
few minutes after it had occurred awlreached
reached Terra Cotta a little beforeoclock before betoreoclock
oclock The scene was atulthe awful the moahorrible
horrible that any anyone one can imagine imagineBodies ImacineBodies ImagineBodies
Bodies on every side the dying groanhtand groianh groianhand >
and begging nc for help and a corps
valiant men doing dol everything in thei theipower
power to relieve the 8utrerlnlre suffering
We e have ha now in Brookiand a 1 little
baby not much more than a year oldwhose old oldwhose oldho
whose ho mother was evidently killed
who was A8 picked up along aide e the track trackTh4 tnLCknd trackand
and nd brought Into DrookJand The Th 1lttJ littlthing 1lttJttlinx
thing is not hurt bodily but r ia 1 = oneINQUIRY one oneINQUIRY oneINQUIRY
OF B 0 WRECKContinued WRECK WRECKContinued WRECKContinued
Continued from First Ftr t Page PageTo PareTo PageTo
To all this a member of the commis commission commiIon commisslon ¬
sion > > Ion added addedI
I read in the newspaper ne paper account accountthat accoun accounthat accountsthat
that at Takoma Park only a day eta etatlon station IItation ¬
tion Is maintained and that the safety safetysignals safetysignals tety tetyslcnals
signals were left there th re for the night nightIf nltrhtIt nightIf
If that is true it is an outrage That Thatany Thatny Thatany
any ny day station at a lion should be maintained maintainedon maln lned lnedon
on on a a great and busy railroad practical practically ¬
ly 1 within the limit of such uch a city asVaahington as asWashington aMVuhlngton
Washington is I mighty m hty close to criminalnegligence criminal criminalnegligence cnmlnalnegUaenee
negligence negligenceWhy negUaeneehy negligenceWhy
Why hy has the number of fataltiea fataltieaand fatalUeand fataltiesand
and casualties in railroad wrecks reckll in inthe inthe inthe
the United State gone on steadily in increasing IncrflaalnK increasing ¬
creasing from year to year during the thevery thevery thevery
very period nerJodhen when railroads have been beeninstalling beenInatal1Jng beenInstalling
installing safety cuppers air brake brakeblock brak brakblock brakeblock
block signals and other safety appitancea appli appliances appliance ¬
ances ancesIt anceIt anceaIt
It is the testimony of statistic statisticUhered lltaUIIUcpthered statisticsgathered
gathered Uhered by the Interstate CommerceCommission Commerce CommerceCommission ComMerceComml
Commission Comml lon that the casualties ca ualUeil havebeen have havebeen havebeen
been uninterrupted d and that apparent apparently ¬
ly 1 the expenditures of millions uponmillions u umillions upon uponmtlUon
millions to secure greater safety safetybeen tety has haaIbeen hasbeen
been absolutely without Ithout effect effectThese effectThMe effectThese
These questions which have long longbeen lon lonbeen longbeen
been in the minds of men who had to todeal todeal todeal
deal with these problems and whichthus which whichthus whlebthuJl
thus far have remained abeolut absolutely absolutelywithout ab olut ly lywithout y yIthoul
without Ithoul satisfactory aUsfa < < tory answer are likely likelyto Uk likelyto Jy Jyto
to be forced upon the attention of Con Congerss ConIena Congerse
gerss as a they the have already been n forced forcedupon fnrcMupon forcednpon
upon the attention of the people of ofWashington ofa ofWashington
Washington a hlngton as a result of the fearful fearfuldsaeter tearfuldsaster earful earfulM8ter
dsaeter M8ter which occurred Sunday nightwithin night nightwithin nlgbtwithin
within the limits Umlt of the Capital CityAccidents City CityAccidents CityAccidents
Accidents Increased IncreasedThe ImreasedThe IncreasedThe
The safety r01y appliance law was enacted enactedn nactedn
n IMS 1 but did not go into full operation operationuntil operationuntil aUOn aUOnuntll
until August Aup t 1900 In 18 1 > 5 one passenger passengerin paue r rIn
in every 24000 2 > S4OW carried in the United UnitedStates UnitedStates UnitedStates
States wan as killed and one in every very 213G90 213G90was 18460was 1IMOwaa
was injured In 1904 after aft r the safety safetyappliance saretyappliance safetyappliance
appliance had been in full effect e < < eet four fouryears toureaIli fouryears
years eaIli one passenger In every 1CJWO 1CJWOcarried 1m 1mcarried 162610carried
carried in the United States Stat was w killed killedand klUeciand killedand
and one in TSttM was injuredIn Injured InjuredIn
In other words Word after four years of the theoperation theoperatiOn theoperation
operation of the safety fet appliance law lawthe lawthe lawthe
the average paseenger pa pr hd nearly twiceas twice twiceas b1eeas
as much chance to be killed as beforethe before beforethe beforethe
the law la was as in effect and nearly three threetimes threetimes threetimes
times as much chance to be injured injuredFurther InjuredFurther injuredFurther
Further than this thl in 18 1 1895 one employe employein
in every vr3 < 431 on the tile t railroads of theUnited the theUnited theCnlted
United States was killed and one in inevery Inevery inevery
every thirtyone was U injured In 39W 1904one 39Wone 19001one
one employe emplo e In every 367 was as killed and andIn andIn andIn
In every evel nineteen was Injured That Is Isthe iiithe isthe
the average employe had about 49 per percent percent percent
cent more chance of being killed and andper 28 5 5per
per cent more chance of being injured injuredunder Injuredunder injuredunder
under the operation of the safety appliance ap appliance appllance ¬
pliance law than before beforeAnd beforeAnd beforeAnd
And so the question que Uon recurs recul why by are arethe arethe arethe
the safety appliances apparently appar8 tly shown shownby hownb own ownby
by b the actual experience to be promotve promo promotlve promotive
tlve of danger Instead of security liocurltyBlocks securityBlocks
Blocks Badly Operated OperatedThe OperatedThe
The answer to this question as gath gathered gathered th thered ¬
ered from the reports and oral state statements ata statements te tementa ¬
ments of the Interstate Commission of ofexperts oftxperts ofexperts
experts is in part at least least that the tneblock theblock theblock
block signal systems are Inefficient lneffi Ient and andbadly andbadly andbadly
badly operated An inspector for thecugtmiasion the thecommission theoQlmllJ8lon
commission who has spent years studying study studying tudylug ¬
ing this problem saidThere said saidThere Id IduTbue
There are two kinds of block aye ayetems I Items
tems the automatic and the manual manualThe manualThe
The theory of > f both is the same butthe but butUH
the operation is different Each 18 de dejgntd designed
signed to provide a fixed interval of oftracks oftracks oftracks
tracks within which there shall be but butone butunfl butone
one train at a 8 time The blocks may
be b of varying lengths according aCC6rd g to phy phys physical
sical s l al conditions of traffic etc Slthinthe Within Withinthe lthln lthlntlJ
the tlJ > purlieus purllt > us of large cities the inter interval Interal internal ¬
val al is likely to be a mile on the prairieroads prairie prairieroads prairierOil
roads rOil s It may be ten miles But the veryessence very veryessence ver
essence > 8 1 nCe of the whole system sy tem is that thatthere thattht thatthere
there tht > re must not be more than one trainwithin train trainwithin trainIithln
within the block at one time tImeUnder tmeUnder
Under the automatic block system systemthe tlyatemthe systemthe
the signals at the end en of the block aregiven are aregiven aregtven
given automatically When hen a train en enters entelll enters ¬
ters s a block bv an electrical el trical device devicethe devicethe devicethe
the danger signal signal is shown and an remains remainsas remrsiusaa
as a warning against other trains en entering enttring entering ¬
tering that block until the lirst train trainhas trainhaJ trainhas
has haJ pas passed t out of the block when hen the thedanger thedanEfr thedanger
danger signal Is automatically with withdrawn WltildrMwn wltitdraKn ¬
drawn draKn and a a safety fet signal shown shownUnderpaid ahonUnderpaid shownUnderpaid
Underpaid Overworked OverworkedUnder OverworkedUnder OverworkedUnder
Under the manual system a a tower towerIs toweris toweris
Is provided at the end of each blockin block blockin blockIn
in which is stationed a signal slgnl man whomust who whomust whomuat
must be a a telegraph operator When Whentrain hen a atrain atrain
train enters his block he shows the thedanger thedlU1 thedanger
danger dlU1 er signal and is presumed to keep keepit keepIt keepit
it displayed until he 1e is notified by the theoperator theoperator theoperator
operator at the next tower that the thetrain thetrain thetrain
train has passed out of that block whenhe whenhe when whenhe
he is required to display the safetysignal safety safetysignal safetysignal
signal signalBither signalEither signalEither
Either of these systems stem would ab absoluiely absoluely abaoluely
soluiely prevent collision if there wereno were wereno WHeno
no possibility po slbUlty of their going oing wrong in inthe inthe n nthe
the operation In the manual systemwhich system systemwhich flystemwhich
which is very mu much < jh more used In this thiscountry tM3country thiscountry
country than the automatic the human humanequation humanequation humanequation
equation enters largely into the operation opera operation optratlon ¬
tion and It is at this point that this thistoo thistoo thistoo
too frequently falls The tower menwho men mpnho j jwho
who ho are presumed to be good telegraph teltgraphoperators telegraphoperators j joperators
operators but In too many cases are arevery artvery arevery
very poor ones are paid forty fort and fifty flftydollars fiftydollars fiftydollars
dollars a month month Almo Almost A moat t universally universallythey universallythey universallythey
they are worked In twelvehour shiftsevery shifts shiftsevery shUtsevery
every day in the he week weekSlave weekSlave weekSlave
Slave TwentyFour Hours HoursIf HoursIf
If one man qn a shift is compelled compelledto
to be absent from his post part of his hisworkine hisworking hisworking
working time the man working oppo opposite Oppo51te opposite ¬
site stands his term and twentyfour twentyfourhours tweutytourhours twentyfourhours
hours continuous duty in such a 8 post position po posttfon l lUon ¬
tion of tremendous responsibility r In lnvolvlns InvohIug Involving
volvlns the safety of hundreds o of lives livesti
ti > r 3 j t
knows her name na or where hffle her h l relativesmay relatives relativesmay relatltlilnay
may be A kind woman is taking care careof careor
of the child childA childA ebtlduA
uA A little child named Barnes not the theone theone
one who has been mentioned in the die diepatches diepatches 1l8 1l8patches
patches patches was also picked up UJ toad is be being beI bein ¬
I ing In cared for in Terra Cotta CottaW CottaVe
W We Ve made no distinction in minis ministering l1nlterlmr ministaring ¬
tering to wthe the dying dYI No one stopped to tolearn toI tolearn
I learn a persons creed but everything ev rythlng
that we could do we did for those poor poorunfortunates pooruntortunatea poorunfortunates
unfortunates who met such a horriblefate horrible horriblefate horrIblefate
fate i believe that without exception exceptionthose
I those who were ere dead d when hen we w reached reachedthe rQftchedthe reachede
the e scene last night must have hav been beenkilled b beenkilled n nkilled
killed instantly hUitantJ We Ve could not count countthem countthem countthem
them but no one died after we gotthere got gotthere gotthere
there and I firmly believe that the thekilled thekilled thekilled
killed never knew what had happened happenedSome haplwnedSome
Some of my parishoners were Ht the theTerra th thTerra theTerra
Terra Cotta station when the collision collisionoccurred coutMonoccurred
occurred They The had gone down to tomeet tomt tomeet
meet Edward Jarboe another parish parishioner prlt parishwho a aloner ¬
loner who ho had marred gone one away several Hvcr l days daysago dftyaago day dayItfO
ago to be inarrifcd and who 110 had sent sentword 8entword
word that h hft would bring his bride on onthat > n nthat
that train I do not know what wtaatmotlvQ motive
induced him but fortunately he took tookthe wokthe tookthe
the trolley from Rockviile and escaped escapedprobable etlCapedprobaohle escapedprobable
probable death Some of the little partywho party partywho partyw
who w o bad gone down to the station tomeet to tomeet tont
meet nt t Mr Jarboe and his hl bride were wttr in ¬
jured by debris from the telescopedcars telescoped telescopedcars t eilCOped eilCOpedcarL
cars The Tb whole hoht thing Is the most hot hor horrible bo borJble ¬
rible the most pitiful I have ever
knownevery known knownevery knownevery
every day is s not even uncommon It Itwould Itwould Itwould
would seem to need no argument to toconvince toconvince toconvince
convince that men in such positions positionsought pottitl0Ra5oqht positionsought
ought ought neither to be overworked or un unpald ¬
derpaid derjNiklyet pald yet they are both bothThe bothThe bothe
The e tower men who whose e m mistake mLitkecaused mistakecaused Intake Intakecaused
caused the wreck in which blch President PresidentSpencer PresidentSpencer PresidentSpencer
Spencer was killed was paid 4750 per pecmonth permonth permonth
month according to the statement statementmade statementmade statementmade
made to to me by B C Craig inspector inspectorfor Inspectortor inspectorfor
for the commission who ho ivests investigated investigatedthe ted tedthe
the acldent Further I was w told that thatthis tbatthll1 thatthis
this tower man was aa then working on onhis onI onhis
his second 1Ie ond consecutive twelvehour twelvehourshift telvehourahitt twelvehourshift
I shift and that the man who was sup supposed aupJMIJed supposed ¬
posed to work opposite oppo lte him was at atthe atthe atthe
the time sleeping in the tower towerHere toeruHere towerHere
uHere Here are a couple of paragraph from frortiMr fromr fromMr
Mr r Craig Craigs rej r8 report ort on that wreck wreckThe wr wreckThe k kThe
The building used for a block tower towerat towerat towerat
at Rangoon is one that any railroad railroadcompany railroadcompany railroadcompany
company should be ashamed hamed of to say saynothing saynothing r rnOlhln
nothing nOlhln of asking an operator o rator to stay stayIn lltayIn stayin
In twelve hours out of every eve < < twenty twentyfour twentytour twentyfour
four fourI I learned from men in fright r lht servlcr servlcron servleon
on the Washington Wa hlngton and Danville division divisionof divisionof
of the Southern that they are from fromtwentyfive frontwentyflve frorItwentyftve
twentyflve to fortyone hours In mak makinpr makIn makIng
inpr In < < trips over these divisions divi Iona It is a awonder awo awonder
wonder wo r to me that more wrecks do not notoccur notoccur notoccur
occur on a railroad where hre men are ar re required requlred required ¬
quired to be b on duty this great number numberof
of hours houl without rest restReads r restRoads t tReat
Reads Reat Carelessness CarelessnessIt
hIt It seems unexplainable to me that thatafter thAtArter thatafter
after spending ndlnl Immense amounts of ofmoney offtVftey ofmoney
money in installing block systems the therailroad th8raUIfAd therailroad
railroad should not enforce to the letter letterthe lettertho letterthe
the rule that only a single train should shouldbe shouldlite shouldbe
be admitted to the track at a a time timeIt dm dmIt timeIt
It is 1 well known among railroad men menthat menthat menthat
that this rule is I more mor honored in the theBreach theruch theikeaoh
Breach than in the observance on many manyroads manyroadM manyroads
roads After one train has entered a ablock ublock ablock
block and acquired a reasonable leeway leewayanother 18WfLa leewayanother
another a Otbw train approaching will n > m be given givena sty stya
a signal to go ahead head with caution or orunder orunder orunder
under control That is intended as no notice notice notice ¬
tice that tha there is t another train in the theblock th thblock theblock
block and i hi presumed pre ulDtMl to enjoin special specialcaution apedaIcaution specialcaution
caution on the trainmen trainmenBut trinl1tnUBut trainmenBut
UBut But by actual experience ex rlence It seems seemsto see seeb seemsto
to b be shown that the very existence existenceof existenceof Cilitanoe Cilitanoeif
of if the block system ana anti the fact of ofbavins othainl ofhaving
bavins having been given permission to pro prorather procetW1 proceed
cetW1 ncke5 m kes the men In charge of trains trainsrather trainsrather
rather less careful than thanif hey would be beIt beif
if there were no block signal ill ibey nl at all In Inthis Inthia Inthis
this connection c nnectlon let me read you a para paragraph paraaraph paragraph ¬
graph from an address by A T Wood Woodworth Woolworth Vo d dorth
worth orth an examiner of the Chicago ChicagoGieat Chicagoa ChicagoGreat
Great a eat Western WHt rn road at t a gathering therlng of ofrailroad ofrailroad ofrailroad
railroad men menHot menNot menNot
Not a Block System SystemIf
If you think you are operating a ablock ablock ablock
block system tem after abolishing ab ihihlnK the post positive posttlve posttive ¬
tive block you ou are mistaken mistakenIt m taken takenIt
It is I not a 8 block system For how howcan howean howcan
can a block be a block It it is not ft t a ablock ablock ablock
block You have hAv gone to a big expense expenseand eXP expenseand ftM ftMand
and what has it amounted te t Simply Simplythlll Simplythis
1 this An engineer Is I notified n Ufted that there thereis thereis thereis
is or ix not a train running ahead ahe d of ofhim ofhim ofhim
him somewhere between b < teen where Vh ne he Is Isand I Iancl isand
and at the next block station say sa fivemiler five fivemiles fiyemll8
miles distant but what good does it itdo ItdoT Itdo
do doT If the block is clear ho could ould not notI nolhit notbit
I bit anything anytnl g H he e tried and it does no nogood nogood nogood
good to tell him so o The only onl effect I Ican IC Ican
can C n s ace e t would be a tendency to cause causehim causehim causehim
him to exercise less le8 vigilance vigilanceThis vigilanceThis vigilanceThis
This is the testimony of a H railroad railroadman ral1ro railroadman a aman
man thoroughly thoroUghlf familiar with lth the op operation 01 01eraUon operation ¬
eration of signal signa signals systems stems The long and andshort andh6rt andshort
short of the matter matter is that a block blocsig blocsignal sig signal signal ¬
nal system lIIy tltm on most mo mos of the roads is not nota nota nota
a block signal system at all that the thenecessity thenece thenecessity
necessity nece lty of traine trall have got trainmen trainmenand trainmenand trainmenand
and their superiors into the habit of ofdisobeying ordlaobe ofdisobeying
disobeying dlaobe lnc the rule of a single train faa in ina 11B
a B single block and that the traveling travelingpublic traveHngpublic travelngpublic
public and the railroad employes wholloa whoimagine who whoimagine
imagine lloa ne they are getting the protection protectionof
of such a a system are In In fact getting gettingnothing gettingnothing gettingnothing
nothing of the sort sortGreed a rt rtGreed rtGreed
Greed at the Bottom BottomI
j I suppose that down at the bottom of ofall oCall ofall
all this is the great pressure for more moreprofit moreproftt moreprofit
profit from the operation of tie roads roadsDividends roadsDhldend roadsDividends
Dividends and dividends and more div dividend dividends dividends ¬
idends is the demand In Europe a ahigher ahigher ahigher
higher estimate e tlmate is placed on life and a a10er
lower estimate e Umate on dividends When we weget weget Weget
get to looking at It as s the European people peo people people ¬
ple ple do VIe ve e will enforce regulations thatmake that thatwill
will 111 make travel p approximately as safe safeas safeas safeas
as It is there But it can never be done doneuntil doneuntH doneuntil
until we have much more extensive extensiverailroad oxtenslverallr8d extensiverailr
railroad railr ad facilities In proportion to the theamount themount theamount
amount of business bu tness handled That is isthe Isthe isthe
the fundamental difficulty The roads roadsare roadsare roadsare
are so overburdened overbu ened with business that
If they gave due attention to regulations regulationsfor
for the protection of life they would wouldnever wouldnever wouldnever
never be able to handle the business at atall atan atall
Who Has Three Times Been Elected ElectedMayor ElectedMayor ElectedMayor I
Mayor of Kensington KensingtonjggMSii KensiDgtoni A
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Heretofore Identified IdentifiedContinued
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B F LEIGH forty years old died at Providence Provi ence Hospital Hospitalat
at 5 oclock mangled mangledQody body and fractured skullMISS skull skullMISS skullMISS
MISS MAY LIPPOLD sisterinlaw sisterinI w of Ha Harry Higbee Bu Bureau Bureau Bureau ¬
reau of Printing PrintingA
A LEE LOWE1212 LOWE 1212 F street Columbia Phonograph Com Company Company Cornpasty ¬
pany panyTHOMAS panyTHOw1AS pastyTHOMAS
THOMAS ELMER METZ of Germantown Md about aboutthirty aboutthirty aboutthirty
thirty years old oldMINNIE oldMINNIE oldMINNIE
MINNIE MERKLING twentyfive twenty five years old 408 M streetLORNE street streetjLORNE streetLORNE
jLORNE LORNE McCAGHEY son on of J A McCaghey McC heyr fifteen years yearsS yearsold
I I S old of Baltimore Md body torn almost most to piecesMRS pieces piecesMRS
MRS MOORE and oneyearold oneyear old baby babyTHOMAS babyTHOMAS babyTHOMAS
THOMAS METZ New York Transfer Company corner cornerEighth cornerEighth cornerEighth
Eighth avenue and Forty Fortyninth ninth street New York YorkI YorkMRS YorkMRS
MRS JENNIE REED Washington WashingtonjMISS Washington111I8S WashingtonMISS
jMISS MISS ANNA W READING of 1830 Jefferson place twen twentyfour twenI twentyfour
I tyfour years old body lacerated internal injuries injuriesidentified injuriesidentified r ridentified
identified by cards body sent home homeRUPPERT hc hcRUPPERT handRUPPERT
RUPPERT Washington merchant body mangled mangledNORMAN mangledNORMAN mangledNORMAN
NORMAN RODGERS thirty thirtyyeus years old Marion Ind IndJOHN IndJOHN IndJOHN
JOHN WRIGHT died at t Emergency Hospital HospitalList HospitnJList HospitalList
List of Injured InjuredADLBR
ADLBR BOY twentyfour years old PoolesTille 3M Id right arm brok fcrokon broken brokon
on face bruised mid Jul n nose se brekcit Uk ll Providence ProvilenceAUSTIN ProvidenceAUSTIN ProitlcnceAUSTI
AUSTIN AUSTI FANNIE I cohered 1S ISO 1S 2 I street southeast southeastBAKEB s6utllcnstIfB southeituiBAKER
BAKER IfB DAXIEL Dot IEL 1VH 11 W of Washington AsItIII tQ District Attorney heel 100 crushed crushedbadly crnshcdIJltdly crushedbadly
badly bruised about face walked to Breokland D DC C Cr treated at ata ata ata
a pharmacy pharmacyJIARXES 1tarm pharmacyBARNES cy cyAn
BARNES An ES Mrs In LESTOLX and daughter Estelle of 01 Fifth street north northcast northenst northeast
cast both seriously SCrIOHSI injured about IJout body JJOtl and head headBOBL1TZ JlCadODLITZ headBOBLITZ
BOBL1TZ FLUNK thirtyeight years yea s old of Frederick old lacerated laceratedwound laceratedwound laceratedwound
wound of sculp and face frncturo of jaw av sprained ankle Taken Takento Takonto Takento
to Casualty Hospital HospitalBROWN JIoSI1talROWN IIospitalBROWN
BROWN AUSTIN of Daubs Md serious seriousCAMPBELL seriousCUfP seriousCAMPBELL
CAMPBELL CUfP ELL LUCILLE 3 II street northwest northwestCILUIBEKS nortlmestCJLUIDEUS northwestCIIAaIBEIIS
CILUIBEKS AL 1W8 110 Eleventh El ntl1 street badly injured injuredCHAMBERS injurctIclLurnEJtS injuredCHAMBERS
CHAMBERS HO HOWELL IR WELL ELL 100S Eleventh EIeT < < mth street northwest northwestC03IPJIEK northwestCOIPJlEU northwesteoMPIIER
C03IPJIEK LUCILLE six years OtUS oW compound fracturo of both legsshoulder legs legsshoulder legsshoulder
shoulder dislocated and cut about head Providence Mother and andsister andsJgter andsister
sister not accoeutedkor accoeutedkorCOOLEY accounted Jo Jor JorCOOLEY r rCOOLEY
COOLEY Mrs N Washington WashingtonCOOLEY WasltlagtonCOOLEY WashingtonCOOLEY
COOLEY ItAYXOM J of 215 2 New ew Jersey avenue avenueCROSS ftTeDueCIIOSS avenueCROSS
CROSS Miss RAY of Seneca Md injured about head and body bodyDICKENS hodyDICKENS bodyDICKENS
DICKENS JOHN o of Terra Cotta injured about hood and bodyECIUTARDT body bodyECKHARDT ody odyECKILUDT
ECKHARDT CORNELIUS CORXEI IUS mayor of Kensington and audit of the theStar theSmr theStar
Star fatally Injured at Garfield Hospital llospitalEODLEII HospitalEODLEH HOSIihdEODLEU
EODLEH ROY of Poolesvllle Md badly cut about face left leg legbroken legbroken legbroken
broken brought in on relief train trainELGIN trainELGIN rainELGIN
ELGIN RICHARD twentyfive years old of 100S Eleventh street north nortilwest northwest nortbwst
west compound fracture of both b th legs le s Taken nkcn to Casualty lies Hospital nosJtaJ liesliltal ¬
pital pitalFAGAN liltalFAGAI JtaJ JtaJFAGAX
FAGAN CHARLES twentythree of Frederick Md injuries not serl serlOUK serloUP sorIoue
OUK After being treated at tho Casualty Hospital was as able to go goto goto goto
to Ills home homeHUGHES 110 htonieHUGHES 111 c cUUQUES
HUGHES CATHERINE twentynine W011 tnin e of 143S Corcoran street north northwest norUIfcst northwest ¬
west sprained hand injuries not serious seriousHAGEN seriousHAGEN seriousIIAGEN
HAGEN CHARLES TM T of Frederick Md MdDR 3tlDR MdDR
DR E GAITHER HARRIS dentist 1886 New York avenue avonucHAMLDf nfonucnXllLIN avenueIIAMLLN
HAMLDf THEODORE C Seneca Md seriously Injured about head headHEISER 11OadJIEISEn headIIEISEII
HEISER FRED Terra Cotta slightly injured Garfield Hospital HospitalHEMILLER JIospltalHEnILLER hospitalIIE3IILLER
HEMILLER THOMAS C Seneca Md internal injuries injuriesHORNER injuriesJIOnxEU injuriesIIORNEIt
HORNER JOHN lacerated wounds of head and internal injuries injuriesJOHNSON injurIesTOIL injuriesJOHNSON
JOHNSON TOIL SON WILLIAM C forty fort years old of 1343 GIrard street north northwest northwest northwest ¬
west general agent United States Express fracture both bonGS o2 o2right 01rIgltt ofright
right forearm badly lacerated forehead sprained ankle and other otherserious otherscrious otherserious
serious injuries at Emorgency Hospital llospitalJONES HospitalJONES ositnl ositnlJONES
KAULLMLER JOHN A address unknown unknownKAULER unkuotnUAULER unkuowao i iKtULER
KAULER JOh JOHN C both JJoth Icgs Icgsbrokon broken internal injuries will die dieKRIEBS dieJUIU dieIiltIEBS
KRIEBS JUIU US IIAI1RY of Terra Cotta slight scalp wound Garfield GarfleldKUNLO GarfieldIUNI GarfieldIcUNLO <
KUNLO IUNI O Mrs Washington j scalp wound woundKUMLE woundlillJILE waved1IIJ1ILE
KUMLE Mrs C C J aged forty of IS P street northwest with three threechildren threechildren threechildren
children children not yet accounted for injured about head and andbody andbody andbody
body Providence ProvidenceCUNLO ProvldencoCOLO ProvidenceCUXLO
CUNLO JOHN AH A fortyfive ortthc of IS P street northwest fractured right rightleg rJgIltleg rightleg
leg badly cut about face brought in on relief train Taken to toCasualty toCasualty toCasualty
Casualty Hospital JIospitaIL hospitalLAKE
L U E FRANK twentyfivC years old bra brakemau enlan on wrecked train cut cutabout cutabout cutabout
about head both arms broken and injured internally Condition Conditionprecarious Conditionprecarious Conditionprecarious
precarious Not expected to o live Providence Protldeucc1LyrOOD IrovldeueeMAXWOOD
B N Alexandria county Ya foot broken brokenMOORE brokenMOOSE
Miss ANNA A address unknownMOOSE unknown unknownMOOUE
MOOUE CLINTON L address unknown left leg broken injured in
ternnlly ternall ternallMACILIXG ternallyIACKLLNG
J J jeweler twentyfive years old of 40S M street north northwest northwest northwest ¬
west leg eg fractured and injured internally about waist bad gash gashover gashOTer gashover
over left eye condition not considered c nsldered serious at Freedmans
Hospital HospJtnlj
j i
MOORE Mrs Mr CLINTON L slightly sU ht1f b bruised bruisedMOORE huIscdMOORE ulsod ulsodMOORS
MOORE G W Wife and child of the Sheridan l Washington WashingtonMOORE lashin sl1IngolJ sl1IngolJJIOOnE gton gtonMOORE
MOORE J C tltlrtyfiro thirtyfive thirJ fivo yeans eiirs old dd cut about aliOuth bo ll Iy y and ild rlglttri rlglifc TTriufbroken TTriuf wIi8fhroken > if ifbroken
broken l lMOORS Not seriously s rIously Injured Providence ProvidenceMOORE IlrovJdcnccMOOUE
MOORE Mrs J C thirty years old scalp lacerated shoulder brokenand broken brokenand JJrokonand
and right foot cut off Condition critical Providence ProvidenceMOOSE IlroddonccMOOSE ProvidenceMOOSE
MOOSE Mrs A 639 A street northeast northeastPEAKE nortIlcastPE northeastPEUiE
PROCTOR ABNER A XEU address unknown broken leg legPROCTER logPUOCT legPIIOCTJ
PROCTER PUOCT R CLARENCE CI ARE1CE thirtyfive years old 1921 19 1 P strout nprthwest nprthwestwellknown nppthwestwellknown nprthwes nprthweswellknown
wellknown Washington baseball player compound fraciuro of loft loftleg loftJeg loftleg
leg with bone protruding through flesh flcshnmputaUon amputation necessary necessaryGeorge nccessaryGeorge necessaryGeorge
George Washington Hospital HospitalPROCTER UOsltitaJPROCTEU IIospitalPROCTER
PROCTER Mrs CLARENCE twentynine years old hurt about holly hoflyGeorge JJOilnGeorge hollyGeorge
George Washington nOSIltaPROClOn hospitalPROCTOR Hospital HospitalPROCTOR
PROCTOR KENNETH city injured about body and legs legsPEAKE JogsIIJEAKE lagsPEAIiE
IIJEAKE PEAKE BERTHA ERTJ Iln n IL twentyone years cars old of Braddock raddock Ioh Heights J uigl1ts its Ya Yalacerated Yaluceratcd 1alacerated
lacerated head headREAD headREAD
READ JEANETTE JEA ET1E ten years cars old address unknown compound COlllo nd frac fracturo fracturo fraclure ¬
I turo of left leg face contusions may have internal injuries InjnrjoS has haseven haseven haseven
even chance surgeons say FroodmunsREED Freedmans Freedmansi
i 1 REED JAMES M address unknown unknownREEVES unknownnEI unknownREEVES
REEVES nEI Vl S broken log and shoulder Providence Hospital HospitalREMSBERG JIoiHitaIREJISnEUG IIo11italREMSBEILG
REMSBERG CAMDEN twentysix years old Frederick aid illju injuries injuriesslight injurJosslight > 109 109slight
slight slightSEGGS slightSEOGS slightSEGOS
SEGOS B S 255 It street northwestSMITI northwest northwestSMITH lIorUllrostSIITU
THOMPSON Mr fr and Mrs H L I of 63 L street northeast Washington WashingtonTHOMAS 1YasblngtonTIIOMAS WashingtonTHOMAS
THOMAS HARRY wife vlfc and baby G3 L street Washington WashingtonWELKINS lrashingtollWllJIfIXS WashingtonWILKINS
WELKINS JOHN JOIN who got aboard the train at Terra Cotta bad his hisback hishack hisback
back and ankle broken and head cut cutWILLIAMS cntWILLLlMS cutWILLLMS
WILLIAMS ED colored twentynine years cars old of 1154 Nineteenth Nineteenthstreet Nineteenthstreet Nineteenthstreet
street northwest cut on head and hips was ablo to go from dofiot dofiotto dOllotto dohotto
to hospital on street car at Emergency Hospital HospitalYORK JIospitalYORK hospitalYORK
YORK ALFRED Woodburn Md slight wounds on lu head ad Garfiold GarfioldFifteenyearold GarfioldFJftecnyearold GarfieldFifteenyearold
Fifteenyearold white girl unidentified unconscious both legs frac fractured fractured fractured ¬
tured and injured about the head not known whether she has con concussion concusslon concusslon ¬
cusslon of the brain at Freedmans recdlllans Hospital HospitalSixteenyearold lIospitalShtcnycarold HospitalSixteenScarold
Sixteenyearold white girl unidentified unconscious and injuries un unknown unknown unknown ¬
known at Freedmans Hospital HospitalUnknown JIospitalUnknown hospitalUnknown
Unknown white man unconscious injuries unknown at Freedman FrcodmansHospital PreedmnnsIfospital FreedmanHospital
Hospital HospitalUnknown IfospitaltnJmown HospitalUnknown
Unknown colored man about forty years old probably fatally fa ally injur injared injured InJured ¬
ed at Emergency Hospital HospitalEngineer IfospitlJEngineer IIospitalEngineer
Engineer Now In Cell CellRan CellRan CellRan
Ran Past P ao aofTowerman Red Light LightEvidence LightEvidence i
Evidence Will Show ShowStatement ShowStatement
Statement of Towerman Phillips Corroborated CorroboratedBy
By Operator at University Station and andPoliceman andPoliceman andPoliceman
Policeman Kennedy
When UM coroners jury Ury meets at the theBtetriet theDlMrIet theDistrict
District mortritc this afternoon to Investigata in inwMtigat inusat
wMtigat usat the railroad wreck Ofeek at Terra TerraCotta TetTILCotta TetraCotta
Cotta D C evidence Mil b De introduced introducedtnat IftUOdacedUaat introducedthat
that will tend to show that K Engineer EngineerHarry EncinettrHalT tglneerBarry
Harry HalT H Httdebrand ran his l t1 engine enginepast entrtaeUt enginepast
past Ut the t closed block at Takoma while whilethe whi whithe whilethe
the tower was showing the red light lightWhether UptW1Mt lightWhether
Whether W1Mt or not Hitdebrand failed to tosee toHe tosee
see the light because of the dense fog foglast fogI foglast
last I night or whether he wan 8Ii tricked trickedinto trlckedIft trickedInto
into Ift believing b4Ilevt g that it showed white will willnot willnot willnot
not be known until the responsibility responsibilityhaa nMiponldblUt7ha
has ha ben fixed Hildebrand HIde raftd is reported reportedas reP9f eci eciN
as having made a statement last night nightthat nightthat nightthat
that he saw w the light clearly and that thatIt thatIt hat hatit
It showed white hite indteatjng Indlcat ng lg a dear deartrack cleArtlCk deartrack
track This morning morntn < < he could not and andwould andwoulcl andwould
would not make any statement statementEngineer statementEngineer statementEngineer
Engineer Gazes Vacantly VacantlySitting VacantlySItting VacantlySitting
Sitting on a a hard bench in a small smallcell amaUMil smallcell
cell at the Tenth precinct police ata station ataUon atatton ¬
tion he gases gaze I Uea vacantly between betw ft the thebars thebara thebars
bars and is I too full of emotion 0ID tl0ft to talk talkIt talkuIt talkIt
uIt It will all come OOIlt out at the investi investigation Iftve inveetigatlon tl tlpUon ¬
gation I dont believe 1 elleve there is I any anything an anthing anything ¬
thing for me to say and I couldnt say sayit MYIt sayit
it if there thereIra was wasIra wasIra
Ira C McClelland twentysix tW8 tyslx years yearsold YMrSold yearsold
old fireman Ralph Rutter twentyone
r I < Wonder To w What Mortz forts = Will Say SayToday SayToday
Today oda1
years elS old brakeman hrak Fnuttfc 1 + 1 + anit Jf Hoff Hoffroerer Ho Hoffmerer t tmerer
merer forty years ttU old conduetwr conct nthjr Wil11am Wil William William ¬
liam A Norris thirtyeve thlrty years old oldbaggage oldIe oldbaggage
baggage Ie master all member of the thecrew thecrew thecrew
crew on the train tral that crated Into lit No NoM NoII Noes
M were arrested by the police aad are areprifxtners areen areprisoners
prisoners en at the Tenth precinct Melton XeltonW MeltonW MeltonW
W Ilppc l ltIppi the operator o t at the Takoma Ta Takoma Takoma ¬
koma block was also locked UP and andwltt andwill andwin
will be held for the action of the Cor Coroners Coronerfil Coroners ¬
oners jury juryStatemeat juryStatemeBt juryStatement
Statement of Operator OperatorPhilippe OperatorPhilip OperatorPhilipps
Philippe Philip says that after he let No G6 G6into G6into 6 6into
into the block he set the red signal and andthat andthat andthat
that it was showing plainly plainlyWhen plainlyWhen plainlyWhen
When the special ran right ri < < ht past pastthe pastthe lAst lAstred
the red into the block I Imwedfauely
Informed the Operator nt t University
Station that a atrain train bad taken the theblock theblnck
block against orders saM aId PhiMppa PhiMppaIlls PJlWppsth Philippathis
th this mornIR mornIRHlii morning
Ills story to is corroborated by the theoperator theoperator theoperator
operator at University Station who ho says saysthat saysthat ys ysthat
that he received rACOIv the them mesaaee m At the thebAteet theinquest
inquest this afternoon Policeman J JT JT T TT
T Kennedy of the TentH precinct precinctwho preeinctwho precinctwho
who is stationed CAHon at Takoma Park will willtestify wailtestify Ii Iite
testify te tity that he saw the signal Ji al showing showingthe ahowll1 ahowll1red ahowhiredy
red redy and that Hildebrand drove past pastthe s t tthe
the signal signalAmong signalAmong signalAmong
Among the other witnesses who he have havebeen havebeen nave
been summoned by the police to cor corroborate or orroborate r rroborate ¬
roborate this statement are arePa Matters MattersPage MessrsPage
Page Pa e Johnson Queens and Frits all allof allof allof
of Takoma T ma Park
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Winter Fabrics FabricsA
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out all the winter fabrics now at extraordinarily small prices pric s Ev Every Every Every ¬
ery Suit and nd every Overcoat built to order ord r in the Mertzway Mertzwayand Mertzwayand Mertzwayand
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