Rochester, NY Blasting Cartridges Explode, Nov 1911

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THREE KILLED IN EXPLOSION.

BLASTING CARTRIDGES THROWN INTO BONFIRE.

FORCE OF EXPLOSION SHATTERED WINDOWS WITHIN RADIUS OF FIVE HUNDRED FEET.

(By Associated Press)
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 13. -- A boyish prank of throwing nitroglycerine blasting cartridges into a bonfire resulted in an explosion today that instantly killed one boy and two companions died later at the general hospital.
The dead are:
JOHN McGUIRE, aged 14.
ARCHIE CLARK, 13.
WILLIAM PERRY, aged 8.
The force of the explosion shattered windows within a radius of five hundred feet.
It is believed that the boys threw 430 of the blasting cartridges into the fire. The boys took them from the plant of a lime company.
The body of McGUIRE was hurled over a tall tree and landed in the branches of it.
The head was found on the roof of a house about 100 feet in the opposite direction, while one leg landed 200 feet away.

Waterloo Times-Tribune Iowa 1911-11-14