Maude Station, IL Passenger Trains Collide, Dec 1904

FATAL WRECK IN ILLINOIS.

TWO PASSENGER TRAINS COME TOGETHER HEAD ON.

ONE PASSENGER AND SIX EMPLOYES WERE KILLED -- SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED -- TELEGRAPH OPERATOR AT BROWNS, ILL., IS BLAMED, AS HE FAILED TO GIVE MEETING POINT OF TRAINS.

Louisville, Ky., Dec. 26. -- The passenger train which left St. Louis at 9 o'clock last night on the Southern railway collided head on with the passenger train leaving Louisville about the same hour, near Maude Station, Ill., Sunday. One passenger and six employes were killed and two passengers and six employes injured.
The dead:
CHARLES SCHMIDT, Centralia, Ill.
Engineer BOWEN, Princeton, Ind.
Fireman CHARLES HUTT, Princeton, Ind.
Mail Clerk P. D. HOGAN, Georgetown, Ind.
Section Foreman UNDERWOOD, Princeton, Ind.
Employe HENRY OSKEN, Tennison, Ind.
Employe JOHN HUDSON.
The injured:
ALBERT McNELLY, Princeton, Ind., bruised.
ALBERT OSKIN, Tennison, Ind., ankle sprained.
Express Messenger C. D. MINTER, broken leg.
Employe EUGENE CARLTON, Dale, Ind., internally.
Conductor W. H. BEATTY, Louisville, shoulder dislocated.
Mail Clerk McMITCHELL, St. Louis, hip injured.
Flagman JOSEPH LOWE.
Section Foreman HENRY AUSTIN.
The St. Louis-Louisville and the St. Louis-Knoxville sleepers were drawn by both trains, but none of the passengers in these four cars were injured. Both engines were badly damaged and four coaches destroyed.
The collision occurred between Mount Carmel, Ill., and Princeton, Ind., and, according to the Southern railway officials was caused by the failure of the operator at Browns, Ill., to deliver to the eastbound train an order naming the meeting point for the trains.
All of the employes, with the exception of the trainmen, were in the combination baggage and smoking car.

Pullman Herald Washington 1904-12-31