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The Daily Dispatch: March 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], The Duke of Newcastle on our Diffculties. (search)
Boiler Explosion — fatal result. New Orleans, March 1st. --This noon at 12 o'clock a boiler in the Gun Factory of the Whitney Arms Company, at Whitneyville, about three miles from here, exploded, blowing out the east end of the building, demolishing the machinery and arms of various kinds, and making a complete wreck of the premises. About 30 persons were at work in the vicinity of the boiler at the time, many of whom were buried in the ruins. Paul Savage, the engineer, was seriously injured; Ed. R. Farmer, W. J. Richards, Samuel Hall, Sabon Oliver and son, were all badly scalded. Nine others are less injured. Major R. W. Horton, and Mr. Oliver, were both blown across a portion of the stream. It is expected that all but one of the victims will recover. The rumor of the accident spread quickly throughout the city; and several fire companies, including a steamer, started for the scene, but soon returned, their services not being required. A number of physicians