Rochester, NY Blasting Cartridges Explode, Nov 1911

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