Mason, KY Passenger Train Wreck, Mar 1883


Cincinnati, March 30. - A land slide near Mason, on the Cincinnati Southern, in Kentucky, this morning threw the north bound passenger train from the track. Sixteen people are reported injured, but none killed. The place of the accident is forty miles from here. A train has gone to bring in the wounded.
The injured are just arriving from the scene of the wreck. They say the train was going forty miles an hour on a sharp curve when the whole train left the track and rolled down an embankment fifty feet. Two sleeping cars were completely wrecked. One car burned. The passengers were extricated with great difficulty. Total number injured, fifty-three; several of whom are very seriously hurt. The only names obtained were:
MAJOR McDOWELL, Xenia, Ohio (seriously).
J. F. SPALDING, Port Clinton, Ohio (slightly).
The whole train did not leave the track. The cause of the accident was a broken rail. Engineer NICHOLS discovered it and instantly applied brakes and reversed; this threw Conductor WARD, who was in the smoking car, forward, and gave him the slight bruises he received. The engine and baggage car remained on the track. The smoking car was partly thrown off. The ladies' car entirely left the track, and stood almost at right angles with the road, the lower end down the embankment. This car subsequently burned. The two sleeping cars rolled down the embankment and were badly wrecked. Very few passengers escaped without some injury, though most of the injuries were not serious.
Mr. J. N. Brown, who was on the train furnishes the following list of wounded:
C. E. HEALY and wife, excursion agent of the Bee Line, London, Ohio, both bruised slightly.
WILLIAM ORR, THOMAS ORR, ALFRED HARRIS, Harmony, Indiana, slightly cut in the face and hands.
J. C. ROBERTS, Cherry Lane, North Carolina, badly hurt internally, both legs broken.
J. TRAGIN, Cincinnati, hands cut, back bruised.
JAMES SPALDING, Port Clinton, Ohio, badly bruised.
JEFF FOLGER (colored), Montgomery, Alabama, cut in the side, bruised face and arms.
S. ALLSPAUGH, Cincinnati, broken leg.
J. E. MASON, Brazil, Indiana, cut face and hands.
J. C. BARGES, Richmond, Indiana, cut face and hands.
CAPTAIN A. McDOWELL, Xenia, Ohio, cut head and shoulders.
JAMES KITTON, Sparta, North Carolina, slightly cut.
J. A. SHARP, Harmony, Indiana, scratched.
MR. and MRS. F. C. WALSH, MR. W's head and breast cut, MRS. W. internally injured.
MRS. McCASTELLO, Whitely County, Kentucky, cut in head and neck (not seriously).
J. H. McCORMICK, Pratt, Missouri, head crushed (badly hurt).
S. BIDDINGS, Lafayette, Indiana, bruised face, head and arms.
SAM LYNCH, Brazle, Indiana, painfully hurt about the face and head.
D. E. EMORY, Athens, Georgia, leg broken.
J. C. MARTIN, Chicago, scratched slightly.
THOMAS ALLEN, Augusta, Kentucky, leg and shoulder broken, wife not hurt.
J. W. TEAVER, Boston, wife and sons bruised, not seriously.
MRS. E. BELLAMY, Macon, Georgia, scratched and bruised.
J. G. CATHER, St. Louis, face bruised and cut (not seriously).
JOSEPH TUPE, scratched and bruised.
COLONEL A. BARTEZ, wife and three children - one child badly hurt, the others slightly.
MRS. A. BARTEZ, cut on head.
MRS. M. E. PLATT, Cleveland, Ohio, cut in the head and back.
MRS. L. H. THOMASON and mother, Saratoga - MRS. T. prostrated from shock, mother, not serious.
MRS. E. LOVELACE and three children, Watauga, Tennessee - one child cut and bruised in face, two children cut and bruised.
MRS. LOVELACE, bruised in the breast.
MARSHALL CASERLY, Ulby, Michigan, slightly cut in the face ant hands, side bruised.
JUDGE J. H. MILLETT, Newcastle, Indiana, cut and bruised face; wife, slightly scratched.
MRS. D. EVANILL and two children, all bruised (not seriously).
DAN HALLON, St. Pory, Ohio, bruised head and back.
The most severely injured were taken to Williamstown, Kentucky, and the others brought here and placed in the Good Samaritan Hospital and in hotels.

The Dallas Daily Herald Texas 1883-03-31