Explosion of a locomotive.
--On Friday last as the regular mail train on the Michigan
Southern Railway was approaching Chicago, Ill.
, the engine suddenly blew up with a terrific report, killing the fireman, Charles Stalb
, and the track master, William Anderson
The engineer was very badly hurt.
The train was running at the usual rate of speed, and was checked, according to the regulations of the road, just before reaching the crossing.
The force of the explosion was such as to throw the engine, weighing twenty-three tens, a distance of 354 feet from the spot where the explosion took place.