Gladwater, TX Train Accident, Aug 1873

MARSHALL, TEXAS -- OFF THE TRACK.

Marshall, Texas, Aug. 25.
Last night, about seven o'clock, the construction train laden with ties for Ward, Dwyer & Co., the Penitentiary lessees, ran off the track one and a half miles west of Gladwater, throwing seven cars down the embankment, killing Conductor KENDALL, of Council Bluffs, and seriously injured several others. A special train with medical aid proceeded to the scene of the disaster immediately.
Everything was done that could possibly afford relief to the wounded. The following are the names of the wounded so far as ascertained:
J. J. KELLY, guard, cut.
WM. PRINCE, guard, accidental discharge of a gun in the thigh.
JAMES SMITH, thigh broken.
McDONALD, sergeant, forehead, slight.
Nine convicts, names not known.
The cause of the accident is reported to have been an ox, which jumped in front of the train while it was backing up. The wounded have been brought to this city. Up to this time no other deaths have occurred.

Sandusky Daily Register Ohio 1873-08-26

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Please correct the name of the town

Please correct the spelling of the town to "Gladewater", which is in Upshur County, Texas. Thanks.