Whitman County Gazette 

Good Ol' Days


October 12, 2023

125 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, October 14, 1898


An Old Man Receives Fatal Injuries Saturday Evening

H.C. Whittal, an aged man of nearly 70 years, was struck by an engine coming down the steep grade west of the depot, about 6 o’clock Saturday evening and is no doubt fatally injured. At time of going to press he was not expected to survive the night.

The blow was received upon the left breast. The breast bone was caved in, the shoulder dislocated and several ribs broken. He has since been suffering internal hemorrhages and it is not thought possible for him...

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