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1 8 7 1 tn. of to a she her a CAR WRECKS AUTO; BRIDESMAID DEAD; THIRTEEN INJURED Passenger Filled Conveyance Dashes On Into Side of Flat Building. Too SLOW CROSSING TRACK Chauffeur Fails to Clear with Party from Pre-Nuptial Pre-Nuptial Pre-Nuptial Dinner. GAS OVERCOMES FIREMAN A chauffeur, driving an automobile in which S. party of prospective bridesmaids were returning returning from a prenuptial dinner, took a chance last 'night. He thought he hadtime to whiz down Buena avenue In front of a Broadway car. He miscalculated by a fraction of a second, and this is what happened: The motorman jammed the emergency brake of hie car and checked It too sharply. sharply. The car 'wiped the track. The street car caught the automobile amidships and smashed the automobile to matchwood. The car lurched on Its way. climbed the curbstone, crossed the sidewalk, and plunged like a battering ram into the brick wall of an apartment building. It went directly through the wall as though It were a paper house and stopped half way in the balding. A large gas pipe Imbedded In the wall was snapped off short The basement was flooded with gas and there were three startling explosions. The building took tire and the fire department department had a. eght to keep it from being burped to the ground. Dist of the Victims. From the wreckage were carried a doven victims. One, a bridesmaid, and sister of the young woman. who was to have been married on Saturday, died a few minutes later at Lake View hospital. Two others are in serious serious condition. DEAD. Abletrand, Norma, 719 Grace street; died of fractured skull and spinal injuries. injuries. SERIOUSLY INJURED. Edberg, Joseph, 3309 Osgood street, passenger on street car; left leg crushed. Girving, Ramon, violin teacher, 3144 Logan boulevard; head cut, CUT, BRUISED, SHOCKED. Breit. Gustave, 2054 Cuyler avenue. Calvert, Miss ---, ---, ---, ---, 2309 Osgood street. Eardly, M., motorman. Gillett, P. W., 4554 Magnolia avenue. Hang Ono Miss Z. 2309 Osgood street Hoffman. John, 1622 Winona avenue. Burkett, L., 3305 North Leavitt street Jamison, James, 2828 Abbott court, lonductor. Olson. George, 3117 Abbott court Taylor, Nicholas, chauffeur for Mrs. Otto Price, 441 Roslyn place; head gashed and shoulder wrenched. Unidentified fireman. There were several firemen overcome by the fumes of the gas still in the basement All were resuscitated. Ahlstrand Girl Was to Wed. Mine Olga Ahlstrand, Norma's sister, was to have been married on Saturday to Roy Elmer Elmer Loft of 4052 Kenmore avenue. Her aunt, Mrs. Charles S. Peterson, wife of a member of the Chicago board of education. invited the entire wedding party to a dinner at the residence, 757 Buena avenue. About 10 o'clock. the dinner over, the party start e44 to return various guests to their rest-denote. rest-denote. rest-denote. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, with their niece, Olga. and her fiancé took the first car and started west. The rest of the party entered entered the automobile of Mrs. Otto Price of 441 Roslyn place and followed at a distance of a half block. Hears Crash of Car. " We had crossed Broadway safely." said Mr. Peterson, still shaken by the tragedy, " when we heard a crash behind us. My wife seemed to guess it was the rest of our party and screamed. She looked back and then told me to turn right around. When we got there we could see the worst, although it took a long time to realize my niece was so badly hurt" hurt" I did not see the accident, but it is my understanding the car was going at a high speed. The motormen make that stretch a speedway and take all sorts of chances. It is impossible to see them coming and they never sound a gong. The automobile could not have been going rapidly and I think the entire fault is that of the trolley crew." Three Other Bridesmaids. In the automobile were, In, addition to 31!ss Ahlstrand. three other bricitesmaids. Miss Scan Freeman and Miss Dora Nelson of Chicago, Chicago, and Nlisa Emma Glosser of Batavia. N. Y. There also were Ramon Girving. also a teacher in the Chicago Musical college. an? Glosser's brother, Walter, of Batavia Girving was the only other member of the party except for the, chauffeur, Taylor, who waa seriously hurt. Whether or not the street ear struck the (Continued on, page 11" oluman 4.4, company, year traftic from company, the The of fighting on, miles the The one-half the the do off Midway mile nor Mr. B. all If and the Illinois to 1 to 1

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  2. 27 Nov 1913, Thu,
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