Mr. Corrigan Disabled., Daily Racing Form, 1898-10-11


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MR CORRIGAN DISABLED Edward Corrigan may have cause to long re ¬ member in an unpleasant way the day of the Stallion Stakes Resting easily in a big arm chair in a room at the Great Northern Hotel he last evening wrapped in a blanket and attired in a negligee shirt told the story of the accident which has for the time being dis dais ¬ abled ambled him himWe chime We were late said he in leaving the city for the track Sam Ecker Becker you know him an oldtime oldie turfman Truman from St Louis and I started from the hotel in my buggy at 125 pm Of course we were going along some A man who has but little time is apt to drive fast maybe covering a mile in three and a half minutes When between Halsted Halted street and Ashland ave ¬ nue nude on Jackson boulevard out of a side street came on a bicyle bicycle a little old woman they tell me that grandmothers now ride wheels that looked to me like a little old setting hen I pulled out so as to save her life and she ran on ahead of us usI uI I had noticed a man driving a heavy side bar buggy on the left and quite a bit ahead and now we had nearly come abreast of him This man pulled over to the right my position was near the right curbstone and there was noth moth ¬ ing King left for me to do but to run into him or kill the old lady So into him I went Hurt him I guess so as he was picked up unconscious My left wheel ran over his right hind one and along we tilted and jolted striking the ground all together about thirtyfive thirty feet from where the collision occurred I fell underneath Ecker Becker who weighs over 200 pounds and down came the buggywheels buggy up on top of ug The horse stopped in going twelve feet Did anyone catch him I should say not I had hold of the reins one iu each hand and with me pull ¬ ing King and and thn than weight of the whole works on the bit he couldnt couldn't be expected to run far could he Well the first thing I heard was Its Corri Corrie ¬ gan Egan and Get the horse by the head Then they lifted off Ecker Becker who was knocked sense ¬ less and the balance of my load And do you know it seemed as if I would never get free I was conscious but couldnt couldn't speak or move hand or foot Finally they got me on to the curb and a lady gave me a cup of water which revived me When Sam came to me compared notes and finding no bones broken he called a car ¬ riage triage and went to the racetrack Sam had his leg and his arm cut but we took a stiff horn of liquor and both stayed out the afternoon When we reached town my but I was stiff and sore Sam went home and leaving me said Ed Ill see you in the morning I laughed as well as 1 could There 1 I got the worst of it just then Mr Corrigan had coughed and the effort set him writhing and said No Sam I guess you wont get around for a few days no more than shall Then I went to my room and here I am apt to stick for a few days daysTho Dayton Tho Theo injured horseman cannot use his right arm and said that his ribs on the right side all feel as if they were alive every time he stirs He said that in all his experience he never before was thrown from a buggy and injured and wound up with I wibh with they would keep old ladies from riding bicycles

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