New Salem, ND Passenger Train Wreck, Jan 1910
BISMARCK MAN IS FATALLY INJURED IN PASSENGER WRECK AT NEW SALEM.
ENTIRE TRAIN TURNED OVER AND SCORES OF PEOPLE INJURED, SOME VERY SERIOUSLY.
NUMBER OF INJURED ARE BROUGHT TO BISMARCK HOSPITAL - SPECIAL TRAIN ARRIVED AT 2:15 THIS MORNING - LARGE CROWD AT DEPOT AWAITING NEWS FROM FRIENDS ON THE WRECKED TRAIN -
SEVEN BISMARCK RESIDENTS NUMBERED AMONG INJURED - NO TRAINMEN MENTIONED IN LIST OF INJURED - NEW SALEM HOMES ARE TURNED INTO HOSPITALS - NO. 1 TOOK UNINJURED PASSENGERS ON THEIR TRIP TO THE WEST.
Brought To Bismarck.
C. J. CUSTER, 147 East Lawson St., St. Paul.
M. T. JOHNSON, 453 Reynolds Street, St. Paul.
A. SHARKEY, 433 Seventh Street, St. Paul.
M. HIGHGATE, 651 Mississippi Street, St. Paul.
M. D. LATHROP, St. Paul.
W. W. LOHES, Bismarck.
List Of Bismarck Injured.
W. W. LOHES, representative Fargo Branch Armour Co., internal injuries; has been unconscious since accident and not expected to live from one hour to another.
GEORGE KENSIL, scalp wound and other bruises.
JOE RONEY, face and head badly cut.
GEORGE LOHERS, face and head badly cut.
HENRY HOLTZ, hardware salesman; serious wounds about face and head.
PAT WHITE, arm broken and other injuries.
LISA RUANA, hand cut and a deep scratch on ear.
Running at a high rate of speed in an effort to make up lost time, Northern Pacific west bound passenger train No. 7 left the track two and one-half miles west of New Salem last evening at 5 o'clock. A broken rail was the cause of the accident.
The two engines pulling the train turned turtle and every car in the train was thrown in the ditch and overturned.
A special train was made up at Mandan and sent to the scene of the wreck. The special carried all physicians and nurses from Mandan and the injured were taken to that city where they were taken care of in private homes.
The train arrived in Mandan at 10:15 when it was found that one hundred were injured; six fatally, and others with broken bones, bruised heads and other minor injuries.
The train was a heavy one, containing twelve cars, and was running at a rate of 50 miles an hour when the spill came.
Following is the list of those who were more seriously injured:
Probably the most seriously injured among the wreck victims is a resident of Bismarck in the person of W. W. LOHES, traveling representative of Armour Packing Co., who received internal injuries. He has been unconscious since being taken from the wreck and is not expected to live from one hour to another. He was brought to the Bismarck Hospital where he is being taken care of.
The good people of New Salem showed their open heartedness by opening their homes for the care of the injured and at the present time many homes in that little city are turned into hospitals for the less seriously injured.
Parties who arrived here on the special train this morning stated that the wreck was caused by a broken rail in a curve in the track and that the train was running at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.