Steubenville, OH Whisky Explosion, Jul 1878
FATAL EXPLOSION OF WHISKY
Special Dispatch to the New York Times.
WHEELING, West Va., July 11.--While playing in his father's saloon, at Steubenville, Ohio, this afternoon, John Staugherty, a boy 12 years of age, fell against a barrel, partly filled with whisky, which was sitting in a window on the sunny side of the room, and by some unknown accident caused the barrel to explode, which resulted in killing the boy and scattering things in the room.
The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Jul 1878