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How Did It Happen?

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Saturday afternoon Frank D. Morse and Charles Conrad left their homes on Geddes-ave, just beyond the city limita, and went to the base hall game on the fair grounds. In the eveningthey were down town. Shortly before eleven they took the Packard-st line, by mistak e, with the intention of going home. When they reached the switch near Division-st the motor car left the trailer on one side and ran ahead. Conrad jumped ofl' while the car was still in motion, Morse calling out at the time, "Be careful." Shortly afterwards, it seems, the motor backed down the other side of the switch. Conrad saw no more of his friend until he was found lylng in a mangled condition under the car. Chas. S. Fall, who was running the motor stopped it as soon as he feit the jar. No one saw precisely how the accident occurred. Morse was terribly mangled, both arms being broken and the chest badly crushed. He died instantly. The remains were taken to O. M. Martin's undertaking rooms, where on Sunday morningan inquest was held by Coroner Clark. The street railway company was exonerated from all blame. Morse was twenty-Cve years of age. He was the son of Jerome Morse, a fruit-grower. He himself had recently been employed as a laborer at the waterworks. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at tlu residence of his father on the Geddes-road. Rev. R. H. Rust conducted the services.


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Ann Arbor Register