Beagle, KS Train Derails, Jan 1909

Engineer Killed.

BEAGLE, Kas., Jan. 17 -- The Missouri, Kansas & Texas flyer, north bound, split a switch here at 11 o'clock tonight and was derailed.  The engineer, John Cowden, of Parsons, is believed to have been killed although his body has not been found.  The engine ran into a string of bunk cars in which Italian section laborers were sleeping.  Four of the Italians were killed and several of them were injured.

Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN 18 Jan 1909