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Fatal Runaway Accident

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Mrs. Sally Steffe, aged 70 years, wife of Abraham Steffe, of the Northside, oame to ber death in a runaway acoicient Friday noon at the corner of Beakes st. and N. Fifth ave., and her hnsbaud and granddaughter who were in the boggy with her at the time were also bruised and injured. The aooident was a peculiar one. Jacob Zeeb, of Northfield, was driving a lumber wagon and team of horses down üeakes st. when the tongne of the wagon in sorneway dropped to the ground. The Tightened horses began to run and erked Mr. Zaeb to the ground. He was dragged along for a considerable istance but finally let go nis hold on he reins. At the corner of N. Fifth ave. tbe lorses, wbicb still had the neckyoke nd whiffletrees attached to thern, overook the buggy in which the .Stoffes were driving. It was going the same way as tbe mnaway horses and occupied the center of the road. The hoise ;ried to separate, one going each side of the buggy. The result was a general mix-np, the horses landing on top of he buggy and its oooupants, one of the orses falling on top of Mrs. Stefïe, dlling her instantly. Mr. Steffe was )adly cut about the faoe and injared about his body and the little girl was also badly bruised about the head. !A jury was impaneled by Coroner 3all and an inquest was held Tuesday whioh exonerated Mr. Zeeb, who deepy feit the sad oocurrenoe, from all )lame.