Sometimes we think that people have changed tremendously over the years- either for the better or worse, depending on our mood. However, reading the old newspapers has helped me realize that people haven't changed much at all over the years. It's only our tools and toys that have changed, not our hearts.
from the Tulsa Weekly Democrat
Successor to the New Era, Vol. 6 No. 3, Jan 19, 1900 –
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
Caddo Herald: - Deputy Wm York went to Caney, ten miles south of Atoka, Monday and exhumed a girl baby that had been thrown from the early morning train that passes here going north at 5:17. The child had been found early Saturday morning by the section men and buried by them at the place where found. From indications the child was alive when thrown from the train. There was no clothes on it. Dr Ross, of Caney, was called and examined it and said it was living when thrown from the train. No trace can be found of the guilty party, but Mr York is working on the case.
Caddo Herald, August 21, 1914
Baby Cast from Train
A section hand on the Katy railroad Monday morning made a gruesome find while working on the main line east of Colbert. Noticing a bundle near the track, he investigated with the result that he found a new born infant wrapped up in a paper and dead. The infant appeared to be only a few hours old. The find was reported to the officers at Colbert and the county officers were notified and Deputy Taylor and Attorney Turnbull went on the noon Katy to investigate. The infant was found on the main line track which is used by all through trains, and it is supposed that the baby was thrown from the Limited either this morning or at midnight last night. No clue has been discovered and nothing could be found out about the baby. Marks were found on the baby showing that it had received severe bruises, which accounted for the supposition for it being thrown from the train.