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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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THE INJURED.
GEOaOB M1CHAEI.S0H, Tucsos, rib» crtuhed aad injured laternaUy;
will die.
ben S. EAWrEE, BtU clerk, Tucson, tanraed and limbs broken; will
die.
V.*. n. BOIHXE, Tucson, injured about the head and -shoulders.
I». S. GLI2DIN, Cz.ia.~briS.ge, ll«.c«., burned about head. \
DB- SIAYEB, SpriasrScH, Olilchbid cut.
TOM D0HAHT75, Tucson, cut and burned.
. W. a. BEAD?oaD, Tacson, a bead burned.
O. S. WALEE3. Tucson, head crushed.
IiE"S7:s G&XCtGS, Laacaster, Cal., head and neck cut.
JC* jS T. EA2HOKS, BakerBfleld, injured internally.
T3OSIAS J. LOLLIAED, rikins, XT. C, injured interaaUy; wiil die.
rEEDERiCKO I1O3I£3O, Juarez, Mexico.
VT. S. MA2KHAM, Sa?lnaw, Mich.
rSED OOITAECirz:, Eattle Creek, .Mich.
EEif bieshyhilIj, "StMt Hampshire. • '
A. B. SH.VEET02T, Kew York.
C. S. GZLEEBT, firetaan.
BEIT BBAOF0B9, Kay Hill, K. T.
— IIICHAELSOF, Tucson.
E. PESQtrm, KermoslUo, Mexico.
B. EATTICZ, Tombstone, Ariz. f .
MIES IEENE MIIiLIKGTOH, Phoenix, Ariz. \
X.. j,. 8BASFOB9, Canyon City, Colo., travelingr t"»S- j
night operator , states that .he
failed to take .it. At • any rate,
the flyer left "Vails going 'down
the grade at'sixty/miles ah houri
with No: 8 coming, toward it
from Tucson on fast^iine. as it,
too, was~late. , : . On a cuh'e one
mile west of Esmond, and fifteen
niiles east' of Tucson." the two
trains crashed together. •- ' • ' ,: :
WRECKED CARS TAKE FIRE. ]
' Both engineers evidently saw
til e approaching, .trains, several
minutes before the collision, but
the air. brakes .weresap'plied too
late and the trains came together
with terrific force. The -engines
rose high in the air'' and "the
poaches on both trains piled up in
dead that but few have been iden
tified and there seems no way to
ascertain who they are except by
watches and trinkets found be
side the bodies.
TRAINS MEET ON A \ CUB.VE.
The two -trains, which collided
head on, were the Sunset Lim
ited, westbound, and the local
passenger from' the west, No. 8.
The limited was 'running behind
time, having been delayed ten
hours by a freight wreck some :
where in Texas.
At Vails, Conductor Parker
should have received from Night
Operator. OlufY an order to pass
No. 8 at a siding,cailed Esmond, 1
four miles west of Vails.- The
conductbr^claims that :', he never
received the i order, while, the
¦ r TBk . yEW YORK, Jan.
A§4 ¥ ¦ 28.— The total loss of
/ / te k y l a?t night's
*/¦¦'* frightful collision on
/ Arap l^ c Central Railroad
' JL - of New Jersey, at
Graceland, had to
• s - . ¦ . night reached twen
ty-one. In addition to these Engineer
•Davis and Fireman McCarthy of the
¦Philadelphia .and Reading express, who
are. in the hospital at Plain'field, may die
at any. troment. and it is believed that
"several of the injured passengers cannot
recover. ' The number -of those 'known
to be:njured» exceeds fittyv of ¦' whom
thirteen remain in the hospital.
' ' The blanie for the disaster is placed
by the railroad, officials on Engineer
Davis.' who. 'according^ to a policeman,
admitted that he. had seen the red and
grecn ; danger lights displayed, but, ex
pecting to see them suddenly. change to
white, rushed on until it was too late to
check" bis speed and plunged into the
rear: of they train- ahead. No statement
has becu obtained from : Davis in the
hospital; but in intervals- of. semi-con
sciousness and delirium he moans, "I
saw; nothing.'
According to the statement of the sta
tion agent at Cranford an attempt was
made to hold the express at that point
by telegraph, but almost at the instant
the message was received the train thun
dered by at a speed of more than sixty
miles an homvand the crash followed
two minutes lajffr.
At least eighty persons were injured,
some of them very severely. The hos
pital reports to-day were that with the
exceptions heretofore noted all would
recover. :
The scenes following the wreck were
unusually horrible, because the cars
were splintered almost to kindling
wood: hot coals, from the- engine fire
box poured out and the wood was seen
burning fiercely. What hope there had
been of reaching tlie injured in the last
car of the local had to be given up. a>
the flames spread, and- undoubtedly
some 01" those imprisoned by the debri*
were burned to death.
Most of the passengers on the local,
on which all of those who were killed
were riding, were \vell : to-d/> residents of
PlainfiVld. X. J.. and nearUy towns, who
were returning to their homes from
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Wreckage Takes Fire From the Engines and Many Imprisoned
and Injured Passengers Are Burned to Death, the
Flames Preventing a Rescue.
£* YST "^UCSOX, Ariz., Jan.
§M 28. — Two crowded
B& ' passenger trains
Bj ¦ crashed , into each
-^&- other at 3 o'clock
this morning fifteen
miles east of -Tucson. Twenty
charred bodies from the wreck
and twenty-five injured have been
brought into Tucson, and the fire
which is consuming the wrecked
trains has not yet subsided. A
number of missing have already
been reported and Jt is expected
that at least eight or ten more
dead will be found in the burning
ruins of the coaches. The engin
eers on both trains and one of the
firemen were killed outright and
their bodies burned. . So badly
charred are ther remains of the
Engineer Is Blamed for Awful Disaster
That Cost the Lives of a Score of
New York Commuters.
THE DEAD.
JOES BEDCS, Tucson, enrineer of the Limited.
E. WZLESY, Tncioa, engineer of Train ZTo. 8.
GE02GE O. HcGEJLTH, Tucacn, fireman of the Limited.
M. P. WTIiIiIAHP, residence unknown.
J. ax. SILTOJT, Cambridge, Macs.
UiaDTJJTiriED DEAD— 16. v
SCENE Or THE ARIZONA TRAIN WRECK, FOUR VICTIMS AND A SAN FRANCISCAN WHO ESCAPED.
PARTIAL LIST OF THE DEAD
AND OF THE BADLY INJURED
IN SOUTHERN PACIFIC WRECK
rWENTY-ONE dead,'four
score injured and two
missing is the record of
Tuesday night's wreck on the
Central Railroad of New Jer
sey. Nearly all of the victims
were well-to-do commuters hav
ing business interests in Nexv
York and residing in near-by
toivns. Many were persons of
prominence. Blame for the dis
aster is charged to the engineer
of the flyer, zvho is now on his
deathbed.
rHE Sunset Limited and a
local express met in col
lision cast of Tucson,
r Siriz., yesterday morning and
upward of thirty lives were lost.
The -zvreckagc cauglit {ire and
the victims were burned beyond
recognition. Twenty-one bodies
have been recovered. Many
ethers of the passengers were
injured, and several of than
will die. Failure of an operator
to deliver an order is said to
have caused the disaster.
THIRTY LIVES ARE LOST IN COLLISION OF SUNSET LIMITED
WITH A LOCAL EXPRESS IN ARIZONA, AND LIST OF THE JERSEY
CENTRAL WRECK'S DEAD NOW INCLUDES A SCORE OF NAMES
SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1903.
VOLUME XCIII-^fo. 60.
The San Francisco Call

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