"Death Rides From Inn With Motor Party", The Chicago Daily Tribune, October 20, 1919

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Army Officer Dies; Trolley Crushes Soldier's Fiancee.

Joy turned to tragedy for Sunday pleasure seekers in Chicago yesterday when accidents -- street car and automobile -- claimed a toll of six lives.

Three were killed at Niles Center, when an automobile struck a safety island after a night devoted to cerebrating in honor of the guest of the driver, his sister from Kansas. A bottle of whisky, unsmashed, was found in the car.

The fiancee of a soldier lost her life when a Kedzie avenue street car leaped the track and buried her in a sand pile.

An army captain celebrating his thirtieth birthday and first day in civilian clothes was killed at Ashland avenue and Wellington when two automobiles collided.

One man died of wounds suffered in an automobile accident Saturday.


Three persons were killed last night at Niles Center when a Haynes touring car struck a safety island, careened over against a lamp post, telescoped, and turned over. The dead:

Arthur W. Hill, 948 Wilson avenue, painting and tinting contractor with office at 6533 North Clark street.

F.E. Miller, Chicago address not known said to be associated with the realty brokerage firm of Henderson & Co., 6522 Sheridan road. His home in Michigan City, Ind., where widow and child resides.

Mrs. Ray Taylor of Wichita, Kas. Sister of Mr. Hill.

The accident occurred about 11:30 o'clock. Arthur Hill was driving the car. The party had been visiting road houses, among them the Wayside inn, it was said, and was returning to Chicago.