Skip to main content
The largest online newspaper by by Ancestry
The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Page 21
A Publisher Extra® Newspaper

The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • Page 21

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Issue Date:

CITIZEN PHONES: QCEEN 55U THE EYEXIXG CITIZES, OTTAWA. CAXAJM, IStBSOAr. JAAX'AEY X3, 1931. TWEXTY-ONE prevented a repitition of the oc-; ACiTizen reporter, in checking up' lIlVCSn23tIOn 1M the occurrence of gas in homes I Crichton street, called at Aid. CL. Fl Plants home and later accompanied 1ISflMl'F him on visits to many of the homes V-l MJ JaOltl works department were at owe put to work to open up the roadway to find the break. Eectricians were engaged fixing floodlights at several of the street intersections to give the men more light for their work. The safety sewer which had oecn erected on the south side of Temple-ton, between Nelson and Sweetland, was slightly damaged by the explo Blasts Affect Wide Area; Serious Situation Caused As Main -Sewer Breaks In mates for the establishment of investigation although the board UK's the matter up in September. Thinks Things Safe. Con. Lewis asked if some assurance couid be given the public that there was no danger from their remaining in their houses. "I think things are perfectly sate now." said the commissioner of works. "So far as the engineering department was concerned the engineers were out at once." raid Mayor Allen Starts at Once from which complaints had been re- ceived. In one of these homes the woman of the house aaid she first smelled tas about four o'clock. It sions. The wooden gratings at the sides of the stack to allow the air was the first time she had detected! it since the 1929 explosion. "I have lived here 12 years," she Ma or and Board of Control (Continued from Page 18.) as to the cause of the ignition of the gas. Back firing of an automobile, the throwing of a righted cigar or ciearet in the manhole, sparks trca a horse's shoe, electrolysis and other possible causes were suggested. The Mayor said he had noticed sparks coming from the chain hanging from gasoline tank trucks and he woe dered if these sparks might have caused the ignition when the truck was passing over a manhole. "I think we have men here experienced and expert enough to locate the sources of the trouble without calling in an outsider," ventured th Mayor. Mr. Macallum said he had men working along the main sewers and laterals and they would examine to find out where gasoline might enter. "Are you satisfied it was caused by gasoline," asked the Mayor. "Certainly, it was gasoline. I smelled at one of the rt plied the commissioner. Continued en page Dr. Maclntyre had not been given power to take evidence under oatn as had been suggested by Mr. Campbell, the Boston expert. The secretary of the Board of Control explained that the city solicitor nad given the opinion that Dr. Maclntyte had not the power to compel persons to give evidence under oath. Con. Lewis said evidence under oath should have been taken. Comment also was made over the fact that the bureau of Investigai ion as recommended by Dr. Maelntyre's committee had not been appointed. Mr. Askwith said the Board of Control in September last had written the engineering department regarding the creation of the bureau and had stated that the matter would be taken up with the 1931 estimates. Con. Lewis said he had brought up the matter as an alderman early last year. The Mayor reminded the board that early in the year the city was in another mess and that no provision had been made in the esti into the store during the past week called them over and the city repre complaining about the gas smell and one lady had said that she had a The commissioner of works said that right after the accident was reported Mr. Askwith and Mr. Bryce had gone to the east side of the canal. After I arranging for trucks and trouble men 1 by telephone and notifying the police, Mr. Macallum said he went to 'he west side of the canal. The men called out placed barricades and I lights around manholes where it was sentatives were taken into the house to see the damage caused and also to get a whirl of what Mr. Chairon claimed to be gasoline lumes. In Emergency Session Promise Inquiry Will Be Thorough One. Think Works Dept. Is Handling Situation Well said. "We used to smell sewer gas i but this was different. I first noticed it when I went to the door to take a parcel from a delivery man. There is gas in the I said to him. 'Yes, I thought you were cleaning something." he replied. It was that kind of a smell. Just like gasoline." Frank Pranschke 18 Keefer street, owner of a double tenement at 140-142 River Lane, said that in these two homes thp tenants had com young baby who was crying almost the gasoline fumts were so strong. Completely Destroyed. The last manhole on the west side of the Rideau river, just below the Htrathcona Hospital, and about 200 draft, were blown out. They were replaced shortly after. 'Phoned City Hall Twice. Osias Tradburks, who operates a store at Somerset and Blackburn, and lives at 96 Blackburn avenue, told The Citizen shortly before 6 o'clock last night that he had called Local 28 at the City Hall about the objectionable odors in his cellar on Tuesday afternoon and again on Wednesday afternoon. "About 3.30 Tuesday afternoon I smelled like gas odor in my cellar," Mr. Tradburks said, telling his story. "The smell was the same as when we had that other explosion around here in May, 1929. I phoned the Ottawa Gas Company and they sent men to examined their service and they said it was O.K., no leaks. "Then I phoned the city hall, local Roadway Split Open Proceeding from this point soutn on Nelson street, the roadway was observed to be eraclted in the center not advisable to replace the covers. Various Surmises. Both the engineers and members of the board gave various surmises plained of gas. There had Citv Polire Taking Part In been complaints regarding the smell, That Thorough Probe Has Been Ordered. which he said was just like gasoline, for the past five years, and prior to 5 the 1929 explosion two tenants in 1 these homes had moved out just on One feature of the sewer explosion for a distance of 150 feet. The force of the explosion In this block must have been severe, as 'portions of the asphalt roadway underlying the snow were picked up and large chunks ct ice were scattered in all directions. This break was between two sewer grates and in all the homes facing this break the odor of gas was so great as to render the residences unfit for occupation until the fumes had disappeared through open doors and windows. In some of these homes, the occupants did not intend to return to their homes last nighc. The door at 468 Nelson street was open wide when The Citizen reporter leet soutn of where the footbridge 6es across in the summer time, was completely destroyed. The bricfc lining of the sewer was blown out as well as the iron cover. The hole-in the ground is at least 10 feet square. It is suggested that the force of the explosion at this manhole wss Increased by the fact that the grating was covered with snow and no iimcs could escape. In the streets, traffic kept the snow off the gratings to a great extent and the fumes could escape more gradually. Forgot Their Candy. "I was looking through the win. dow of the store," said Max Appel, who conducts a grocery at the corner of Henderson and Somerset street east, "when the explosion occurred. I thought that the O.E.R. bus, which serves Somerset street east, had run account of the smell. was the prompt manner in which the 1 At another home some distance engineering department and the away from the River Lane homes, a 1 gas odor was detected by the woman Boarci Contro swun Snt the house at three o'clock yester- The Mayor nd controllers were in day afternoon. She did not wish session on the estimates when word her name published. About four came that there had been another o'clock the smell was worse and just sewer explosion. At once the meet-about five o'clock it became so ob-: ing came to an end and all left to jectionabie that she had to open the see the extent of the damage. A spe-doors, she said. al session of the board was called Throughout New Edinburgh es- for last evening at 8.30, to make sure pecially in the north western section, that all possible was being done and there was an odor, which all res- to assure the public that every effort idents claimed to be gasoline. They would be taken to prevent a recur-were quite positive of this, in fact rence. The commissioner of works one man said it was as if someone and his engineers came in for praise had spilled a pail of gasoline on the fr the way the situation was met. floor of his home. While the Mayor and controllers Had Faith in Stacks. ail agreed that the explosion must While the odor was said to be ob- be investigated to the full, they are jectionabie, the majority of the res- i of the opinion that it will not be called. Mrs. Marchand. who answered the knock, said that the fumes had been noticeable for some days and were especially bad yesterday morn 28, and they said they would send a man down. Before they arrived I opened the windows and door of my cellar and when the man came he couldn't smell anything. He asked me if the smell came again to phone again but to keep the cellar closed so they could tell what the smell was when they came, and I said I would. "About 3.30 again this afternoon the same smell came again in my cellar and I phoned local 28 again. They said they would send a nan down. No man had arrived at 4 so I phoned again. They said, they had had some complaints of bad smells from Sandy Hill, but they would send a man as soon as they could. Two men arrived at 4.20. I had kept the windows and door all closed this time. The men began to smell around, saying they thought it was gasoline. But I told them we had no garage in the block at all. They were inclined to argue with me about the matter. ing. Following the noise made by the which Mrs. Marcrnnd felt- sure was an earthquake, tne water backed up in the kitchen sink and she then realized what had happened. The adjoining house, occupied oy W. B. Patterson, was closed, the family being unable to tolerate the odor following the explosion. According to a neighbor, the blast had caused some damage in the Patterson home. Pictures had been knocked off idents, although nervous and excited, "Mary to Dring in any outsider. Dr, Alfred E. Maclntyre, chief ex had considerable faith in the sewer stacks, which were erected on the main sewer following the 1929 disaster. "The stacks relieved the plosives chemist in the Dominion Government Department of the Interior, was notified immediately after tne explosion and with W. F. M. pressure in the sewers or we would but I said they were paid to find out what was wrong not me. Finally have had another exninsion." was the Br5'ce, sewer engineer, began invest! opinion expressed by a resident ac-1 Rations. Samples of gas from the costed by The Citizen reporter on sewers 'ere taken for analysis. The Crichton street last night. He would i police department also was appealed not give his name, but added that t0 and tney 'U1 make a thorough in- (Crown Life (Growth The following figures taken from the Annual Statements of the past ten years are evidence of a healthy and 6teady progress I 1920 1925 1930 5 insurance issued $6,832,325 18,566,755 $29,1 83,610 Insurance in Force $25,745,826 $60,404,541 $134,337,107 Assets $3,389,960.91 $7,427,821.08 $15,387,005.20 Payments to Policyholders $215,816.72 $578,650.55 $1,480,210.98 income $1,030,614.05 $2,376,423.39 $4,812,000.38 "The Crown Life has well maintained the splendid record to which so many past yean bear witness From President's Address at Annual Meeting. (GofiowN. Life INSURANCE COMPANY ESTABLISHED 1909 Rt. Hon. Sir Robert L. Borden II. R. Stephenson President General Manager HOME OFFICE TORONTO, CANADA into the post on the corner, when 1 noticed the manhole shooting up. It must have gone about 50 feet in the air. A number of boxes tottered from the counter," said Mr. Appe! "Two youngsters were in the store purchasing candy and when the explosion occurred they left the candy and hurried out of the store." They continued at a hurried pace to their home on Henderson avenue, he said. Later in the evening they were still suffering slightly from shock. Fell AtHer Feet Mrs. Abel Schwartz of 584 Chapel street, was standing at the corner oi Chapel and Somerset streets waiting for an O.E.E. bus to take her down town. There was a terrific report and people in the vicinity shouted to her to get out of danger. Unable to realize what had happened aiid terrified by the noise, she rftnained rooted to the spot. It Is fortunate that she did so for had she moved she might not have lived to tell The Citizen reporter of her narrow escape. "I was waiting for the bus which stops at the corner of Chapel street at 4:55 said Mrs. Schwartz. "All at once I heard a terrible noise and saw people waving frantically and yelling to me to get out of the his family had gone to a show to get away from the smell which had almost driven them out of their home. The stacks are erected at Dufferin road and River Lane and on John street, north of Sussex. vcaugauun to ascertain mere nas been any leakage of gasoline or gas into the sewers. At Work Immediately. After the evening meeting, Mayor Allen stated that the public could rest assured that everything possible would be done. The commissioner of works, the sewer engineer, the deputy the walls, the radio was overturned, and candlesticks suffered a similar fate. These homes face the roadway where the blast broke the pavement. Eugene Dumoulin, 185 Henderson avenue, told The Citizen that gas flames, blue in color, appeared the waste pipe in the kitchen sink at his home, and when talking to the reporter he appeared greatly worried his trouble being a method for driving the gas fumes from his home, as the odor continued to come from the sink, even after the doors and windows had been opened. The manhole cover in front of the Marchand home was seen to fly into the air by little Bert Edmunds, 80 Marlborough, who was skating on the city rink on Nelson street. The young boy said he saw flames snoot from the vent as ice and snow were scrattered by the upward force of the blast. In Eastview they went away, and hardly had they gone when Bang! The house shook and the manholes on the sewer on Somerset street from Nelson down to Strathcona Park were all blown off, just like the other explosion. "Luckily there was no damage done in our house, though Mrs. Tradburks and my young daughter were badly frightened," Mr. Tradburks concluded. "They should get this matter fixed up, or somebody is going to be killed." Great Geyser of Snow. J. W. Bryson, who lives in the Berkley Apartments, 261 Laurier avenue east, told of driving into the city from Navan along the Cyville road just at 5 o'clock with two friends and seeing the manholes doing high jinks around Cummings Bridge. J'Just as I drove on to the Montreal 'Bank near the Bank of Nova Scotia, a great geyser of fine snow blew up 20 feet high just 15 feet in front of me," Mr. Bryson said, relating his experience. "Just before this there were two big blasts and as we reached commissioner oi wotks anu otners from the engineering department were out immediately after the explosion. The members of the board also made an inspection of the manholes, houses, in order to get their own impressions as to the cause i Eastview got its share of the explosion, but from a survey of the town no serious damage was caused to any buildings or to the streets. Although every manhole of the main sewer, which runs along the Russell road and the River road on the western end of the town, was blown into the air, no one was injured. From what can be learned no one was near the manholes when the explosion occurred and no automobiles were near enough to be in danger. of the explosion. The police depart- 1 ment also was notified to make the Blast Knocks Down Bov Munroe Dingwall, who resides at 138 Goulbourn avenue, was crossmg Somerset street east on his skis at the time of the explosion. He was cummings Bridge we saw smoke, white and green, rising in great quantities at two points along the river bank on the south side along the Russell road, one seeming to be about 400 yards down and well out in the river. The sewer must run most thorough Investigation. The Mayor stated that the sewer will be examined closely and every effort will be made to trace the explosion to its source. When a report on the explosion is made by the civic officials and Dr, Maclntyre, the Mayor says it will be considered at once with the reports and recommendations on the 1929 explosion. "The board may be depended upon to take such action as may be necessary to prevent a recurrence," said the Mayor. At Special Session. Naturally the discussion at the evening meeting veered from one aspect of the situation to another. At the outset the commissioner of works read extracts from his report for 1929 and also extracts from reports made The grate covering the manhole at Cummings Bridge, just where the Russell road connects with the Montreal road, was blown high into the air by the explosion and some of the ground was torn up by the force of the blast and scattered around for about thirty feet. The grate was split into two parts, one of them coming down on the Montreal road about twenty feet from the manhole while the other part of the grate fell near the manhole. Clouds of Steam. 1 along the bank there. (Actually the main city sewer does do this and crosses the river at Strathcona Ottatra Division Office: Booth Building F. C. ARGUE, Manager H. S. BOUPREAU, Supervisor OTTAWA, ONTARIO Hospital, and the Eastview sewer Just following the blast clouds of only a foot or so from the manhole at the intersection of Goulbourn and Somerset when the cover was hurled into the air. The force of the blast knocked him down. He was unhurt and picked himself up badly scared. His father told the reporter that the fumes which he was sure were gasoline had been very strong for some days. He had heard many complaints from residents in his vicinity and said that if something was not done to assure householders there that many houses would be vacated. A. KoCman, who works in his brother's store at the corner of Russell avenue and Somerset street, was looking out of the window of the store when the cover blew off at that point. The cover was hurled high in way. I could not make out why they wanted me to move so stayed wheie I was. Suddenly snow fell all around me and the big manhole cover of the sewer fell right at my feet. Although I heard the explosion I did not see the cover go up and I am glad that I did not move. When I realized what a narrow escape I had had instead of catching the bus I went home to recover my nerves, and to give thanks to God for my narrow escape. We Jews always do that when we have been delivered from danger you know. I was very fortunate for people who saw the cover fly into the air tell me that it went higher than the apartment house on the opposite corner." Flames Were Seen. At the corner of Nelson and Somerset streets the manhole cover was blown a distance of 75 feet and was broken in two pieces. A cloud of smoke In which flames were seen preceded the explosion. J. H. Char-ron of 255 Somerset street east, whose house is nearest to the manhole had his residence so badly filled with fumes that doors and windows had to be opened wide. He told The Citizen that the sewer trap in his celiar was blown off and that water from the sewer backed up into the kitchen sink and also overflowed from The lavatory in the bathroom. While The Citizen reporter was talking to Mr. Charron, a civic automobile stopped outside the house and the Mayor and Controllers Dunbar and Lewis got out to examine the broken manhole cover. The reporter by John Campbell of Boston and by the special committee of which Dr. Maclntyre was chairman. "People say they were complaining for some time as to smells of gas," said the Mayor. "Mr. Bryce investigated one complaint an hour before the explosion," said Mr. Macallum. "The trouble is that people when they smell gas at once open doors and windows so that when the inspectors get there they are unable to detect the odor," said Mr. Askwith. He said the department has trap for BOSQjl4piQ connects with it at Cummings Bridge.) A crowd quickly gathered, but I came on home and telephoned The Citizen as I thought it might be something that should be investigated. A great deal of dirt seemed to be thrown up on the Russell road." When The Citizen called about 13 minutes after he telephoned, Mr. Bryson's first words were, "My you fellows are fast workers." Like Other Explosion. Mrs. R. J. Jamieson, 127 Blackburn avenue, was much perturbed when The Citizen called at her place before 5.30. "The gas smell has been so bad in our cellar that we couldn go down there today," Mrs. Jamieson said. "Nothing was damaged in our house, but my gracious, we were frightened; just like the other explosion. There was a terrible noise and three manholes were blown off on Somerset street, one landing in a field off the road. It's a fright that they can't get the sewers fixed so we won't be bothered and frightened all the time, Mr, Tradburks, at the corner, had the city men down here steam poured forth from the manholes, according to the witnesses. The steam escaped for about five minutes in large clouds and then let up considerably. About an hour after the explosion steam was still coming from some of the manholes. The sewers from Eastview connect with the sewer from Ottawa at Cummings Bridge, at a point on the Russell road and at a point on the River road. The sewer from Ottawa crosses the Rideau river at Strathcona Hospital and runs along the river bank on the western end of the town as far as Stanley avenue. Apparently the explosion lost some of its force when it reached Eastview and this is why more damage was not caused. A strong odor of gasoline and oil could be detected coming from the open manholes. The odor was not that of sewer gas. At each manhole the siluation was tne air and smoke and flames came from the sewer. When the heavy-cover came to earth it broke in three pieces. Mr. Koffman said that there was a delivery truck parked close to the corner and that the two men in charge of it were so badly scared that they lost no time in stepping on the gas to put themselves as lar away from the scene as possible. The water main on Somerset street east was also reported to be broken and a gang of men from the water- securing gas for analysis. When Mixed With Ale The commissioner of works commented on the fact that manholes which were free from snow and open were not blown off, but that practically all the manhole covers blown had been covered with several Inches of snow. There was quite a discussion as to the cause of the explosion and it was pointed out that gasoline is most explosive when mixed with air to the proportion of at least three parts air to one part gasoline. The commissioner said that the three stacks installed apparently worked well. At the end of John street there wKiay, too, me smell was so bad. I do hope they will get things fixed up." alike, the grate being blown Into the air and landing within a few feet of the opening. Only one of the grates was broken, and this one was at Cummings Bridge where the explosion was the most noticeable. Although other grates atom? the sewer line were blown off, evidence of the explosion could not be seen nearly as plainly as at Cummings Bridge where the ground was scattered around. At other manholes the grate was the only part disturbed. was no evidence of an explosion. In i Jilllf the Dufferin road-MacKay street area'; where the second stack is located, only one manhole cover was blown off. This was near the dump. City Fathers Alarmed "No one was more frightened than I was," said Con. George H. Dunbar in describing an incident on Somerset street east. Accompanied by the Mayor and Con. Stanley Lewis, Con Dunbar went into the basement to investigate as the tenant said the gas was very strong. Con. Lewis and Con. Dunbar went down first, followed by the tenant, the Mavor comine ON THE FRINGE OP mt OR EST Insist on these features in the Radio you buy this year You can get them all in the new BOSCH RADIO Like Earthquake. Alfred Welsh, 31 Third avenue, Eastview, employed by the Cummings Service Station, 1 Montreal road, Just opposite the manhole at Cummings Bridge, summed up tho explosion by saying that it felt like a mild earthquake accompanied by a loud blast. "I was sitting in the service station just about 5 o'clock and heard the loud blast and felt the small building shake slightly," said Mr. Welsh. "I Immediately looked out of the window and saw part of the grate falling to the ground and Mayor Allen said the third stack, the one in Sandy Hill, did not appear to have been of any particular advantage. To this Mr. Macallum replied that probably there should have been two stacks in this area. Reports of Leakage. Con. Dunbar asked if it was not true that after the previous explosion statements had been made as to a leakage of 5,000 gallons of gasoline from a station. Mr. Macallum replied that there was a report to this effect but nothing could be proven. The controller also asked if it was not possible that the one large sewer connecting with two smalier pipes to cross under the Rideau river might have caused a blockage and a stoppage of gas from passing out the sewer. Mr. Askwith said there was after him. Just as he got into the basement, Con. Dunbar noticed thut the man was carrying a lighted candle. The controller didn't wait to remonstrate, but made a rush for the stairs. "Get out of here, Mr. Mayor," he called, as he passed the Mayor on the stairs. Con. Lewis was too late to run but he admits that he where the Laurentian mountains ease down into the valley of the Ottawa. Canadian winter sports are at theit best. The Log Chateau, Lucerne-in-Quehec. is a club hotel, maintained primarily for members, of the Seigniory Club. The sports facilities include ski trails, a toboggan slide, a mile long bob-sleigh run and skating rink. Communications houia hr attttremd was badly frightened when the man steam coming out of the manhole. I stuck the candle to the mouth of the looked up the river and saw steam pipe to show where the can had been coming out of the other manholes all the way from the Strathcona Hospital to Cummings Bridge. There to the Manager. Lcf, Chattau, Luctrnr tn-Qtttbec, Canada. 1. TUNING METER Automatically tunei in each station at point of best reception ti Station Selector it rotated. 2. STATION SELECTOR Brings in all itationi smoothly and easily. 5. OFF AND ON Local-Distance Switch Turns oo power and adjusts sensitivity to local or distant stations. 4. TONE SELECTOR A slight movement of this dial gives emphasis oa bast or treble at wilL 3. BOSCH UNE-o-LITE DIAL it lighted ia a soft glow with a bright line of light at exact tuning point. 6. FULL AUTOMATIC VOLUME CONTROL You set the Tolume at the moat pleasing point, and every program come to you controlled at that volume. 7. SPEAKER MUTE Cum off tpeaket foe quiet tuning. No noise passing through stations. 8. DB LUXE SPEAKER The nw and en-Urged Bosch Speaker provides greater Tolume and deeper, richer tones. a bell arrangement where the pipes Join and he didn't think there was any stoppage there. The commissioner of works said from observations he had made there appeared to be pure gasoline coming into the v4 Qlub Community Various models to choose from With Tubes $229 Up sewer after the explosion. It was remarked by Con. Lewis that the Kenniston apartment and other houses in the dMrict suffered from offensive odors three hours or more after the explosion whereas at the time of the explosion nothing offensive was detected. The explanation to this probably was the collapse of the main sewer near Cummings Bridge causing the sewage to back up and forcing obnoxious gas into houses. Special Committee. There also was considerable discussion over the committee appointed consisting of Dr. Maclntyre, Noulan Cauchon, the firs chief and the police chief. Various controllers said that blown off. Nothing happened, however, and in reply to the protests by Con. Lewis, who told the man he was crazy to go into the basement with a lighted candle, the man said, "Oh pshaw, nothing will happen." In New Edinburgh While there was no explosion in the sewer in New Edinburgh, the residents in that district spent an anxious evening. News of the blast was quickly spread throughout the section and resident in the locality so seriously affected in the explosion of May, 1929, were nervous and excited. All the manhole grates along River lane and John street, under which the main sewer is laid, were clear of snow yesterday, while in some other streets snow had covered them over. Last night residents chopped the snow off the grates leaving them open. Aid. Rod Plant, who resides at 148 Crichton street, received many complaints about gas in homes along the west side of Crichton street and on the side streets near the main sewer. He spent a busy evening reassuring the residents of Rideau ward that there was no cause of alarm, as in his opinion the sewer stacks, which were erected following the 1929 exploblon in New Edinburgh, are about four or five manholes between Cummings Bridge and the hospital. I did not see any flame, Just the steam pouring from the hole. I rushed out of the service station just after the blast, but could see nothing but the steam," said Mr. Welsh. "The manholes, except ior the one at the bridge, are situated a considerable distance bark from the road and are not surrounded by any buildings," concluded Mr. Welsh. S. E. Randall, 44 McArthur road, who was crossing the ice from Ottawa to his home said, "I was walking across the river and had Just reached the shore on the Eastview side of the river when the explosion A grate off a manhole some distance down the river flew into the air about fifty feet," he said. "Following this steam poured from the hole. A loud blast was what drew my attention and on looking in the direction from which it came, I saw the grate falling to the ground. I did not go over to investigate, but continued on my way home." concluded Mr. Randall, Blast Heard In Hull The booming founds of the scei explosion in Ottawa were heard HI- LiNif Lucerne-in-Quebec CANADIAN PACIFIC to MONTEBELLO Dally Dally Lv. Ottawa 800 am. J.50 p.m. Ar. Montebello a m' 8 23 m- Lv. Montebello 11.08 a.m. 8.15 p.m. Ar. Ottawa 12.45 p.m. 9.50 pm. Buffet Tarlnr Car on ail tralni. Make reservations at City Ticket Office, Sprk St. (Phone Queen 1070), or tnlon Depot (fbone Queen TBI). EMUSIC CENTRE 173 SPARKS ST. ORME LIMITCD QUCEN 6IO0 TIHANt'Il STORE: 202 Main Street. North Bay Hull, according to a report received by The Citizen last night. Bcslde.iU of the Transpontine City on taurier avenue near the Ottawa river, heard the explosion, which they thought was an earthquake and a continuum etream of calls were wilt into the oily hnU lot Information.

Clipped articles people have found on this page


Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 300+ newspapers from the 1700's - 2000's
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra® Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Ottawa Citizen
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

About The Ottawa Citizen Archive

Pages Available:
Years Available: