DIED OF HIS INJURIES
The Sad Results of Emory Nusz's Horrible Accident
The shock of grief and
sadness which filled this community yesterday morning when news was
received the horrible accident to Mr. Emory Nusz at Point of Rocks,
was intensified into a pall of gloom in the evening when the harrowing
information was received that his young life had passed away during
the progress of the efforts that were being made by the skilled surgeons
to save him.
At the home of his wife and her parents
on South Market street a large crowd of sympathizing friends gathered
as the bells of the city fire engine houses tolled a solemn requiem
and a general feeling of depression seemed to settle over the community.
Every heart bled in sorrow for the loss under such horrible circumstances
of a young and popular man, and tears of sympathy were shed even by
those who were disinterested for the stricken young wife and bereaved
mother of poor Emory Nusz.
In the vigor of active manhood, fresh
with prospects of future energy and usefulness, he bade his affectionate
young wife farewell in the morning, going light hearted and free on
a journey which was intended to combine business with pleasure. On the
train he was in the midst of friends and companions bound for a day
of enjoyment. Amid the bright sunshine and through the lovely country
the train sped along with its burden of happy human freight.
Then suddenly came the horrible mistake,
the sudden lean, the sicken-ing consequence, and home in the evening
hour they brought to the waiting- wife and mother a mangled human form,
still in the solemn stillness of death, all that was left of the loving
husband and dutiful son. Sadder story has never been told in the annals
of this city. Every heart seemed to feel the horror and sadness of it
all, and even little children who passed along the street spoke in solemn
whispers the name of the dead.
The facts of the accident vary somewhat
from the details which were first reported. It appears that Mr. Nusz
left on the excursion train, which consisted of thirteen cars, drawn
by two engines, and having on board nearly 800 passengers. It was the
intention of the conductor to stop at Point of Rocks if there were any
passengers there for him and Mr. Nusz so understood it and decided to
jump off there as the train stopped. He was on the platform of the third
car from the end, with Mr. Wm. H. Eichelberger and several others, and
aid not notice that as the train approached the Point, the flag man,
there signaled it to oo ahead, there being no passengers. The train
was going at a good rate and, it is said, he was advised not to jump,
but a boy had jumped just ahead of him and he threw his satchel off
and then sprang from the car himself, striking within a few feet of
the end of the warehouse.
The shock threw him beneath the wheels
of the oncoming cars and beneath their cruel weight his feet sere ground.
The trainmen were not aware of the accident, and in consequence the
train kept on its way to Harper's Ferry but many or board had witnessed
the terrible leap and their knowledge that someone had been hurt marred
their pleasure all the day. M,r. Nusz was picked up as soon as possible
and taken to the home of Mr. John Nichols, where Drs. Trapnell, Horine,
and Claggett, of the point, attended him. Dr. Johnson, of Adamstown,
and Dr. F. R. Smith, of Frederick arriving later.
Mr. Nusz remained conscious until after-noon, when he seemed to have
rallied and it was determined to amputate his feet. All that loving
kindness could do was done to ease his suffering an to add to his comfort
and several of his friends from Frederick went up to offer their assistance.
Shortly after 4 o' clock the surgeons succeded in amputating one foot,
but their patient seemed to weaken under the operation and they ceased.
Weaker and weaker grew the frail form as the minutes passed by and at
5:10 his last breath left his bosom, and his pain-sunken eyes closed
in eternal sleep. His brothers, William and Millard Nusz were with him
at the time.
After his death Mr. Wm. H. B. Etchison,
the undertaker was summoned and the body was brought here on the Washington
train at 6:45 p.m. and taken to the undertaking establishment of Mr.
Wm. H. B. Etchison where it was embalmed . His funeral will take place
from his late home on South market' street tomorrow evening at 5 O'clock.
Internment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. It is probable that all the fire
companies will follow the body to its last resting place.
Emory M. Nusz was a son of Mrs. Mary the
late Hiram Nusz, and was 27 years old on the 2nd of last April. He was
as assistant foreman of the Independent Hose Company, and learned the
trade of a cigar maker at S. L. Lillys. He was employed at Isaac's cigar
factory in Baltimore a short while, and upon his return to Frederick
opened a factory here, which he conducted until a short time ago, when
hie became a traveling salesman for a York, PA firm. He was prominent
in base ball circles, had a fine knowledge of the National Game, and
played second base this season on the Athletics. A young; man of exemplary
character, upright habits, courteous and gentle manner, he was respected
and esteemed by all who knew him, . as is attested by the shock which
his death has caused in this community. Besides his grief stricken and
prostrated wife, Mr. Nusz leaves a mother, five brothers and one sister--Edward,
Charles, William, Harry and Millard Nusz and Mrs. E. H. Biggs