Syracuse, NY Syracuse Ball Team in Trolley Wreck, Jun 1901
M. J. MEYERS said it was an accident that is liable to happen on any road because the motormen depend too much on the electric brake. He said it is twice now the electric brakes have refused to work on the Lakeside, and it appeared as if this kind of brake was inefficient. Mr. MEYERS said he believed the electric brakes should be used only in cases of emergency. The motormen resort to their [?] continually, he said, because the are easier to work. More bodily work is required to put on the hand brake, and if the men were compelled to use this they would not run the car so fast that they would have to exert themselves to apply the hand brake.
A complete list of those injured in the wreck is as follows:
Mrs. Charles SMITH, Baldwinsville.
Herman YOUNG, Oak and Henderson streets.
Lee DEMONTREVILLE, Syracuse baseball team.
Elmer E. HORTON, Syracuse baseball team.
John S. WHITE, Syracuse baseball team.
Frank MCMANUS, Syracuse baseball team.
Henry LYNCH, Syracuse baseball team.
Michael ROACH, Syracuse baseball team.
George PFANMILLER, Syracuse baseball team.
Mrs. REID, Price place.
Miss Louise PEBLOW, Price place.
Miss Etta Avis COURTNEY, 202 Leavenworth avenue.
W. H. GILLETTE, 618 East Fayette street.
James D. MILLER, policeman.
Samuel KALWRI[????], Orange and Cedar streets, leg cut.
Frank STEAK, policeman.
Frank LAPPIN, policeman.
John SAWMILLER, policeman.
Timothy DRISCOLL, policeman.
Joseph FROST, policeman.
William HURD, 610 Catherine street.
Frederick MILLER, East Willow and Catherine streets.
John STAUNTON, 709 East Willow street.
Frederick E. WOODARD, 354 Elm street.
W. TEAHAN, 151 Price Place.
F. W. BIANTHI, 207 Matty avenue.
C. W. APPLIN.
J. M. HOUSE, 712 McBride street.
C. L. TURK, 818 North Alvord street.
Charles WARNER, 234 Gertrude street.
W. B. KIRK, 1244 North Salina street.
Patrick ELLIS, 238 Bryant street.
Matthew HARTMAN, West Fayette and Nelson streets.
Sutton a Hero
Yesterday's disaster has developed a hero, as every occurrence of this nature always does. Larry SUTTON, a compositor, and well known as a base ball umpire, was aboard the car and occupied a seat on the right hand side, the side that went up into the air.
SUTTON found himself in an awful mixup, and after lending what aid he could tot he injured he, in his dazed condition, jumped into a carriage and whipping up the horse drove down town to give the alarm and start ambulances and physicians on the way to the scene of the accident.
Mr. SUTTON this morning finds himself pretty well bruised up. He deserves much praise for excellent service yesterday.
Utica Morning Herald, Utica, NY 6 Jun 1901