Explosion of a locomotive boiler
--One Man Killed and Another Severely Scalded. On Thursday night the boiler of locomotive No. 232, attached to the express train for the West
, exploded at Sykesville station, on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, distant thirty-two miles from this city.
James W. Stevens
, the engineer, was instantly killed, and Thomas Lathe, the fireman, badly scalded.
The explosion caused great consternation among the passengers on the train, which consisted of seven cars.
The locomotive was almost completely demolished, the boiler being torn entirely from it and forced a distance of ten feet beyond the track.
The body of Mr. Stevens
was thrown by the force of the explosion to the rear of the train, and when found was considerably mutilated.--Baltimore American.