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Adams County News

May 31, 1899

Dying by the track

Ritzville, May 30. – With his right leg and right arm cut from his body, Alfred Barton was found alongside the Northern Pacific railroad track by a train crew about two miles west of Ritzville. The poor fellow was feebly waving a handkerchief to attract the attention of the men on the passenger train.

He had been attending school in Ellensburg. He says that he rode on the blind baggage from that place to Lind, where he got off and entered a box car, giving a brakeman 50 cents for the privilege of riding to Spokane. He had been in...


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