St. Louis, MO Explosion And Fire, Jan 1896

CASUALTY IN ST. LOUIS.

THREE PERSONS KILLED AND TWO FATALLY INJURED.

FOUR MORE PEOPLE ARE MISSING.

THIRTY-ONE OTHERS RECEIVED INJURIES MORE OR LESS SERIOUS AS THE RESULT OF AN EXPLOSION -- FIRE FOLLOWS IN ITS WAKE AND A LOSS OF $100,000 IS THE RESULT -- NAMES OF THE KILLED AND INJURED.

St. Louis, Jan. 3. -- Three persons were killed, two fatally injured, four more are missing and 31 received injuries more or less serious as the result of an explosion that occurred yesterday afternoon at 309 North Second Street. A loss of at least $100,000 resulted to the buildings and their contents which were destroyed by the explosion or damaged by fire or water. This is fully covered by insurance.

The dead are:
JOSEPH CHEMLIR, laborer, Excelsior iron and wire works.
FRANK NIEHAUS, porter for Levison & Blythe company.
PAUL HAUPTNER, laborer, Excelsior iron and wire works.

The missing are:
NORMAN ARTHUR, foreman Excelsior iron and wire works.
L. A. LAY, shipping clerk, Excelsior works.
CHARLES AXON, teamster, Excelsior works.
JOSEPH CAVORECK.

Those fatally injured are:
ALAYS SCHNEID, aged 15, burned internally.
CHARLES E. AMOS, letter carrier, internally injured.
Thirty-one others who received less serious injuries, caused mostly by falling glass and bricks. As near as can be ascertained their names are as follows:
ALBERT STEINMEYER, a boy in Levison & Blythe's, legs crushed and arm broken.
WILL BRONDIWEDER, bad cuts on head, face and body.
CHRIST KRAFT, deep cut over right eye.
HORACE DIORT, cut in upper lip.
L. DIORT, numerous cuts on head and face.
JOHN CORCORAN, employed by the Frey Stationery company, was severely injured about the head, besides sustaining severe bruises about the body.
EDGAR VANCE, an employe of the George Moritz Blank Book company, badly cut about the head and badly injured.
JOSEPH BRONDIWEDER, 20 years old, hurt about hands and head; not serious.
R. W. GOLDSHAW, 19 years, cut about back and head; serious.
HUGH P. ALLEN, typesetter, employed at Brown & Clark Printing company, seriously cut about head.
H. L. GREEN, badly bruised.
JOE CORCORAU, severely cut and bruised.
JOE DEVERAK, cut and bruised.
AL SCHEITZ, badly burned.
W. R. COLSHARD, employe of Levison & Blythe badly cut in face by flying glass.
MICHAEL STOCH, driver for Lammert Furniture company, leg and hand cut.
WARREN L. CLARK, slight cut on right wrist.
Fireman THOMAS FITZGERALD of No. 6 truck, badly cut about the head by falling walls.
RICHARD C. COULESHAW, a printer, employed by the Frey Stationary company, head badly cut and a piece of glass blown in right eye; serious.
FRED WILLIAMS, aged 22, hands and head cut; not serious.

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