San Marcos, TX Train Wrecked By Rails Spreading, Sep 1908

CARS WERE TELESCOPED.

A LARGE NUMBER WERE INJURED, SOME OF THEM QUITE SERIOUSLY, BUT NO DEATHS REPORTED.

San Marcos, Texas, Sept. 16. -- The Missouri, Kansas & Texas Flyer, in charge of Conductor Harry Loomis, due to arrive here at 5:50 this morning, was wrecked two and a half miles north on the International and Great Northern tracks, caused by spreading rails. The tender, mail, baggage, chair and through sleepers left the rails, telescoping with great damage. Notwithstanding the train was crowded with passengers there were few very serious injuries. The track was torn up for a distance of a hundred yards or more, and it will be ten hours before traffic can be resumed.
The injured:
L. L. LOUIS, Celina, Texas, leg skinned.
A. C. DAVIS, Oklahoma City, Okla., head slightly bruised.
SANDY EDMERSON, Austin, leg bruised.
W. A. LEE, Fort Worth, head and arms injured.
B. A. WADE, Temple, leg skinned slightly.
T. E. WATSON, news agent, shoulder dislocated.
MISS GRACE GRIFFIN, San Antonio, internally injured.
T. E. RING, Corpus Christi, head bruised.
MISS MAY SAVAGE, Elida, N. M., hips bruised.
MRS. JOHN TYKE, San Antonio, back wrenched.
MRS. O. P. BONHAM, en route to Sabinal, collar bone broken.
MISS BONHAM, shoulder dislocated.
Six BONHAM children all injured to some extent.
J. A. BALDWIN, Rocky, Okla., hips and ankle bruised.
W. P. TRACEY, St. Louis, knee injured.
R. L. CARR, San Antonio, chest and arm injured.
GUILLERMO VILLEMUVE, Del Rio, side and arm bruised.
DR. JUAN CATELLO SILAR, president Saltillo, Mexico, head bruised.

Palestine Daily Herald Texas 1908-09-17