Bertha Devinna on the train when it wrecked. Muskogee Phoenix 9 Oct. 1902

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Bertha Devinna on the train when it wrecked. Muskogee Phoenix 9 Oct. 1902 - most Incredible. ^ From Tuesday'* D«Uy. The...
most Incredible. ^ From Tuesday'* D«Uy. The north bound Knty flyer ran into a defective frog at the.southern end of the dopot.yeiterSay at 5:4ft p^jgi. The engine, number 301, was running at about 40 miles an hour when it struck the'frog, whic^^deraHed- it. The loco- mo^tlve - arid~Tender-,jumped The track, turned over completely, and foil against another engine which was atanding on thejY, derailed it, and alao Btock'Ca'r. . The baggage car was thrown to the west of the tfiain track. ThiB car was pierced by a 32-foot steel rail. The rail ran through the fttaflkf the" oar on through the roof a^t atWRigle of 45 degrees, degrees, with ten feet of rail sticking through the. roof SI tha :'Bar r: . Jl ^8 combi- natlfln mail, car was thrown oyer on its side, badly tvfecjked, while the chair car •next to the combination car was also wrecked considerably. The engine to use an engineers, phrase, was literally skinued having stripped itself itself of almost everything but the boiler. With ail jof this turning, twisting, splinting and crashing, and the train running forty miles not one was killed. Joe Hotehkiss.the well known engineer, engineer, had three ribs "loosened," as he stated, Owen Free lie, the- firemaorwas cut about the face and injured in hia right side. _M.iss L Mary Westlake, a passenger passenger was slightly injured, and a negro woman claimed to have received bruises. Hotchkiss and Freelie were taken to Wagoner. They both ate a hearty supper, supper, and smoked a cigar afterward. There injuries will put them on the rip track but a few weeks. As 8 300 as the report of the wreck reached Muskogee Superintendent Sullivan Sullivan of the Choctaw division, who came up on the flyer yesterday evening, ordered ordered out a special train and crew. He accompanied the train to the scene of the wreck, where he directed the clearing away of the wreck, and at 11:30, number 3 the southbound passenger train due ho.-e at 8:30arrived in Muskogee, having got around the wreck on the Y in three hours time. f On the wrecked train wag Chief Barter Barter en route to Okmulgee. Chieif Islington Islington was on the train returning to Yimta. W, C. Shall, of this place, was also aboard and.Mis.aejs:J^earl. jy»d_ JMag* gie Zufall and Bertha DeVinna. As soon as-t-fee - frafe--stopped- 1 tb#y~ walked into Wrgoaer and telephoned to their friend* that they were uninjured. Ah engine from M.uskogee was sent to agoner anil pulled the trail, to Parsons.

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  • Bertha Devinna on the train when it wrecked. Muskogee Phoenix 9 Oct. 1902

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