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Woodville, IN Freight And Passenger Trains Collide, Nov 1906

AWFUL BLUNDER.

SENDS FORTY SOULS SUDDENLY TO ETERNITY, SOME THROUGH FIRE.

DOZENS ARE BADLY WOUNDED.

ONLY SIXTY UNHURT OUT OF A TOTAL OF 135 PERSONS.

MOST VICTIMS ARE IMMIGRANTS.

FREIGHT CREW UNCONSCIOUS OF A VITAL FACT AND CRASHES INTO A PASSENGER TRAIN -- FLAMES ROAST MANY ALIVE.

Chicago, Nov. 13. -- The officials of the Baltimore and Ohio railway announce that they have received positive news from the wreck at suman, and it is known that out of 135 people on the train, forty were killed, thirty-five were injured, while sixty escaped unhurt.

Chicago, Nov. 13. -- A west-bound immigrant train and a Chicago-New York east-bound freight train on the Baltimore and Ohio railway, met in a head-on collision at Suman, Ind., causing death and injury of many passengers and great property damage. Three freight cars and six passenger coaches were destroyed. The engines were thrown to one side by the impact, while several cars of the immigrant train were tossed down a ten-foot embankment, where the ruins caught fire. The flames spread with great rapidity.
The immigrant train was the second section of the regular express, and the first section did not carry any signal to indicate that the second was following. The freight train pulled out on the main track, and met the immigrant train on the curve.
The engineers and firemen saved themselves by jumping, though the engineer on the passenger train was scalded by escaping strem. The passengers were asleep at the time of the collision, and many were killed.
The scenes that followed were heartrending, for the wrecked cars took fire and many were pinned underneath the wreck and were unable to release themselves before the flames reached them. The cries of the dying filled the air, and those who were not disabled tried to save the others, but they were not successful. Most of the injured passengers, together with those who escaped hurt, were brought to Chicago on a special train. For the most part the immigrants consisted of Russian Jews, Servians and Poles on the way to Chicago and the northwest.
The engineer of the freight train, on instructions received at McCool, waited at the siding at Babcock, Ind., to allow the immigrant train to pass. For some reason he did not know or he had forgotten that the west-bound immigrant train, had been divided into two sections. The first section, headed for Chicago, flew past the waiting freight. Some say it carried at the rear no lights indicating that a second section was following. At all events if it did the signals were unheeded, and Engineer BURKE and Conductor MOSTE sent the freight eastward over the single track.

Lake County Times Hammond Indiana 1906-11-13

List of the dead and injured from The Chesterton Tribune Indiana 1906-11-15
MIZA AELONI, 18 years old, bound from Vienna to South Chicago.
BERTHA BAANDWEINER, 20 years old, bound from Vienna to South Chicago.
ALBERT CULLERS, 25 years old, fireman of passenger train; crushed to death under engine; taken to home at Garrett, Ind.
ANNIE FELDMANN, 34 years old.
SCHMIL FELDMANN, 11 years old.
MOJESKE FELDMANN, 6 years old.
TURAJ GENSIC, 16 years old.
TOSAS GEVALLANTZKAS, 28 years old.
BARFLORMICJ GIRLICKI, 25 years old.
MOISCHE GUTTMANN, 22 years old.
JOSEF HERDESOCKER, 17 years old.
MRS. S. INGREED and two children.
DETSCHEL KALEFF, 30 years old.
ELZBITA KAMMISKA, 15 years old.
KAROLIOMO KANIA, 17 years old.
ATONITA KOWAL, 18 years old.
APOLONIA MIESO, 15 years old.
ALEXANDER MUSK, 5 years old, Utica, N. Y.
ANNA MUSK, 5 months old.
MRS. CATHERINE MUSK, 48 years old, Utica, N.Y,
KATERINA NARUSCHEWICZ, 33 years old.
ANNA NARUSCHEWICZ, 8 months old.
AARON RABIFAELKEKA, 9 years old.
MRS. CURA RABIFANIKEKA.
JOVA RABIFANIKEKA, 2 years old.
MRS. R. RABINOVITCH, killed in wreck with four children; husband and fifth child escaped unhurt.
SILDEL RABINFANIKEKA, 5 years old.
WOLF RABINFANIKEKA, 3 years old.
LEHLOIMA RUBINOWITCZ, 5 years old.
WOLFE RUBINOWITCZ, 3 years old.
LAUBE RUBINOWITCZ, 3 years old.
KAROLINA SOWINSKI, 18 years old.
JOSEF STRAUKA, 31 years old.
WIKTORYA STRADEMSKA, 25 years old.
KATEREYNA STRADEMSKA, 5 years old.
FRANCISZEK STRADEMSKA, 1 1/2 years old.
MARIA SUBANSKA, 42 years old.
JAN TAKEWIG, 22 years old.
STEFAN TUNSIC, 29 years old.
EVA VANJULUTE, 19 years old.
JAN VETUBA, 35 years old.
JACKIM VLADYSLAY, 23 years old.
MAGDELENA WALAMITE, 19 years old.
MRS. ANTON ZEJROWSKI, burned to death in second car.
The list of those most seriously injured, who because of their condition were taken first to Woodville and cared for by physicians, sent to the scene of the wreck and later brought to Chicago, is as follows:
ERMONT FANZI, 27 Damen Street, Chicago.
JOSEFA KARMILOWICZ, 147 McHenry Street, Chicago, and boy, ELLIK MOSKI, traveling with lady.
CASIMER BRACZANOS, 631 South Canal Street, Chcago.
FRANCIS ZIELINSKI, 8425 Superior Street, Chicago.
WACKLAW BELDOWITZ, 531 Noble Street, Chicago.
LIJKE BROWNSTEIN, and two children, 1041 North California Avenue, Chicago.
JOSEF MACHAJTIS, 758 One Hundred and Twenty-Third Street, West Pullman, Illinois.
JACOB RIEB, St. Francis, Neb.
MATHIAS DUZING, St. Paul, Minn.
JOHAN RAITER, wife and child, 11,351 Roseland Avenue, West Pullman, Illinois.
JOSEF MARTISFAGE, 130 Lincoln Street, Chicago.
WILL FARNOLIC, wife and six children, Goodrich, N.D.
JURA FILIPOWITZ, Chicago.
M. CINJROSZ, wife and two children, Dickerson, N.D.
MARIE LUBANINA, 1397 Twenty-First Street, Chicago.
MARY AICAK, 13 Lessing Street, Chicago.
MOJSE GUDMAN, Chicago.
KARL SWOBODA, 1292 Clifton Park Avenue, Chicago.
JOHAN JANIECZEKE, 1119 Jung Place, Milwaukee.
ALBERT LANGE, 3245 Wentworth Avenue, Chicago.
JOHN CZENRY, 1314 Twenty-First Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
TOLENTZ TUGMAN, 272 Twentieth Street, Chicago.
NICHO HROSSHIFF.
GEORGIA BATCHEFF.
CONSTANTS RADIFFIL.
DONCHO DIMAN.
DECHTO COSEFF.
TOTIAN ZWEILKOF.
KENIN KATCHEF.
GEORGIA PETEROFF.
RACHIO PETEROFF.
RATCHIE BOSTADINOFF.
ROBERT and AGNUS KRAMER, South Germantown, Wisconsin.
Those whose injuries did not demand immediate attention and who were brought to Chicago directly from the scene of the wreck, and the extent of their injuries as determined on the train or after their arrival:
JACOB SOBOLEWSKI, 4434 Wood Street, Chicago, scalp wound, foot fractured.
MICHAEL DIZGPIER, 8929 Front Street, South Chicago, broken nose.
M. PASGKOWSKI, 168 West Eighteenth Street, Chicago, scalp wound on back of head, foot broken.
HENRY KLATMAN, 631 South Canal Street, Chicago, face, hands and wrists cut, left foot fractured.
JOHN PELZE, 631 South Canal Street, Chicago, scalp wound, face cut.
JOHN LABUS, 1017 Twenty-Sixth Street, Chicago, scalp wound back of head.
MOSES SCHOLDER, 91 Johnson Street, Chicago, right thigh injured.
WID. KONTEIO, 272 Twentieth Street, Chicago, scalp wound, face cut.
FRANCIS SZALES, Box 277, Indiana Harbor, right cheek cut, third finger on left hand cut off.
BONI EDDELSTEIN, 128 Newberry Avenue, Chicago, hip injured.
WASYL TRACOURTY, 12409 Union Avenue, West Pullman, complains of internal injuries, ankles cut.
MUSIE LEWIN; FANNIE LEWIN; JAKE LEWIN, 66 Hastings Street, Chicago, heads bruised.
WOJCIECH WESTOWOSKI, 3208 Morgan Street, Chicago, back and shoulder sprained.
WLODYSLAW SOWINSKI, 1219 North Lincoln Street, Chicago, head and legs bruised.
M. FORZ, Chicago, back sprained, head injured; had child named AUDREY with him.
JOSEF MACAJTIS, 758 One Hundred and Twenty-Third Street, West Pullman; legs injured.
LEON REWOLINKSKI, 617 Alabama Avenue, Sheboygan, Wis.; both hands scalded, right foot injured.
JOHN WINLARASKI, 822 West Eighteenth Street, Chicago, head and cheeks cut.
JONAS PRATOP, Box 101, Grant Works, Cook County, Illinois; cut across forehead.
STANISLAW TOMEZAK, 155 Huron Street, Chicago; forehead and foot cut.
SZYMAN ZACHZEK, 47 Sixteenth Street, Chicago; nose fractured and foot injured.
ROMAN BRAZOZOWSKI, 132 Wabansia Avenue, Chicago; collar bone broken, left foot broken.
STANISLAW MUSZKIEWICZ, 871 Thirty-Second Street, Chicago; head and left foot injured.
NIKODEN WYSOCKI, 1222 Fifty-Fourth Street, Chicago; wound in head.
WYLODYSLAW JACKIN, 348 Carpenter Street, Chicago; head, nose, lips and feet bruised.
JOHN RANDER, 201 North Avenue, Chicago; right hand elbow and right foot injured.
EDWARD JESSE, 3222 South Center Avenue, Chicago; right foot bruised.
ANTONE WOJNEROWICZ, 25 Clark Street, Milwaukee; right foot bruised.
BERTHA HERTIL, 110 Main Street, Streator, Illinois; forehead cut.

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