1871 July 25 Harrisburg telegraph

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1871 July 25 Harrisburg telegraph - Switzer, e..... 8 LangleU, If 5 Beeso, rf 3 6 2...
Switzer, e..... 8 LangleU, If 5 Beeso, rf 3 6 2 4 Seller, e 3 4 Black, If. 2 2 Barnes, rf. 6 1 Total .27 37 Total... 27 22 An Explosion of Gas. The Bead ing Eagle says : An explosion of gas occurred this morning, about 3 o'clock. at the lower depot, in the saloon of one of the passenger cars, wnien was to be used by DeMolay Commandery in their excursion to uape may. ne car naa been reported out of order and had been placed on the siding for the purpose of repairing it, and strict orders given tnat it was not to be placed on the track until the repairs were made. In making up the train this, moraine the brakeman. through a mistake, got this car into the train, ana turned on the gas at tne retain er, for the purpose of lighting up. The regulator had been taken from the sa loon, which consequently allowed the gas to escape, and upon Capt. Uriah Burkhart.of Harrisburg.another brakes man, going in with a light, the explo sion took place, burnine him slightly on the face and hands. The lining of the saloon was singed by the names, and Mr. George Goodhart, one of the excursionists, had one side of his mustache mustache burned off. The passengers i n the car were panic - stricken for a few mo ments, and broke out several windows before order could be restored. They were transferred to another car, and pro ceeded on their lourney. The accident was caused entirely through a misun deratanding In making up the train, and not through any defect in tne gas appa ratus. that a ills. or traced nervous In only parts will every way pens is black, any acnes else may fore ache, you you

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  1. Harrisburg Telegraph,
  2. 25 Jul 1871, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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