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Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 5/27/2018 at 23:10:21

Daily Nonpareil, Thursday, Mar 08, 1906, Council Bluffs, IA, Page: 3

Ed Davis Able to Recognize Friends
But Cannot Talk

Ed. Davis who had been lying unconscious at the General Hospital ever since he jumped from a moving passenger train on the Rock Island Road in Omaha last Friday night, continued to improve yesterday. He lies with his eyes open at intervals and seems to recognize those about him, but he is not able to talk. It is thought in a day or two he may be able to give some account of the accident.

A feature of the accident which has not been made public before came to light yesterday. Appearances were that he had been robbed of his watch and $2 in cash sometime subsequent to the accident and before the removal to the Omaha Hospital. Fry and Ratliff, who accompanied Davis on the trip, differed somewhat in their statement when questioned, Fry stated that Davis had the watch in his pocket when they started and Radliff declared he had not. Davisí step-father, Cal Shafer, said the young man had his watch in his pocket at the time of his leaving home. The Omaha police said that after the accident he was searched and neither watch nor money were about him.

Ratcliff was brought to police headquarters yesterday afternoon but could give no information. He and Fry unite in saying that neither of them left the side of the injured man from the time they found him lying by the track until his step-father reached him.


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