Newport, IN Powder Mill Explosion, May 1904

EXPLOSION IN A POWDER MILL.

FOUR MEN WERE KILLED INSTANTLY AND TWO WERE SERIOUSLY HURT.

Newport, Ind., May 5. -- A powder mill owned by the Northwestern Powder Co., three miles from Newport, was blown up Wednesday. Four men were killed outright and two were injured.
The dead are:
DESOTA BRIGGS.
ALBERT MAYHEW.
GEORGE MAYHEW.
HENRY GRIFFIN.
The injured:
QUINCY FOSTER.
M. I. TAYLOR.
Ten thousand pounds of powder exploded and the bodies of BRIGGS and GRIFFIN were blown into such small pieces that they could not be picked up. The other bodies were not badly mangled. The injured men will recover.
The mill was two frame buildings, situated in a hollow about one-half mile long. One building was known as the Glaze mill, where the explosion occurred, and the fire spread to the Corning mill. The loss was $7,000.

Bourbon News Paris Kentucky 1904-05-06