Alto, TX Fatal Saw Mill Boiler Explosion, Jan 1895

Fatal Boiler Explosion.

ALTO, Tex., Jan. 17.--News has been received of a terrible accident which took place this afternoon about 2 o'clock at Manuel Hamilton's saw mill, seven miles east of town. A boiler exploded, resulting in the death of four men, Tobe Richards, Alex and Will Lewis and Abner Lee. The injured are: Alexander Hamilton, arm broken; Richard Loflin, leg broken. Noah Miller and Peter Van Buren, badly bruised. Several others whose names could not be learned were badly scalded. All the parties are colored. Physicians left for the scene this evening. Further particulars are unobtainable.

Sandusky Register, Sandusky, OH 18 Jan 1895