Petros, TN Powder Explosion, June 1896

POWDER EXPLOSION.

TWO PEOPLE KILLED AND A NUMBER SERIOUSLY INJURED AT PETROS, TENN.

Chattanooga, Tenn., June 26. -- A terrific explosion of blasting powder occurred at the Petros, Tenn., railway station for state convict mines at Bushy Mountain Thursday afternoon. It demolished the general store and hotel kept by SAM JOYNER. Several kegs of powder, which were in the building, were evidently ignited by WILLIS JOYNER, the little son of the proprietor, who was burned to death. A stranger named MALDEN was killed and a number of persons in the building seriously injured. MRS. ELIZA SCHUBERT, manager of the hotel, was, perhaps, fatally hurt. A special train with physicians was sent to the scene of the accident.

Daily Leader Marietta Ohio 1896-06-27