Manhattan, KS Train Derails, Sep 1913
20 HURT IN KANSAS WRECK.
ONE FATALLY INJURED WHEN ROCK ISLAND TRAIN LEAVES TRACK.
Manhattan, Kan., Sept. 20. -- Twenty passengers were injured, one probably fatally, when Passenger Train 40 on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, eastbound from Denver and Colorado Springs to St. Louis, was derailed on a curve a mile west of here early to-day.
Eight coaches left the rails, one of them, the combined steel baggage and smoking car, rolled down a twenty foot embankment, turning over three times and landing upside down. The smoking compartment was full of passengers, most of whom were injured, but none seriously except J. P. BALDY of Herington, Kan., who was crushed by a falling trunk. He probably will die.
The smoking division of the car was inundated and the passengers bespattered by a flood of cream from a consignment in the baggage compartment.
Of the others hurt, J. O. THOMPSON, conductor, is the only one whose injuries are believed serious. Passengers in the steel chair car and in the three sleeping cars were shaken up and some badly bruised. The more seriously injured were taken to local hospitals. Among them were J. J. CURRAN, Payson, Okla.; WALTER STONE, Altheimer, Ark,; T. E. ARMSTRONG, Fort Worth, Texas, and JESUS RODRIGUES, Amerillo, Texas.
The New York Times New York 1913-09-21