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Vern D ////////////////////////////////// Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; ////////////////////////////////// Stockton Daily Independent Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA ************************* >>TUESDAY, 28 OCT 1862<<
SAN FRANCISCO DISPATCH, Oct. 27 --
EXPLOSION at SAN FRANCISCO -- The boiler of the National Flouring Mill, on the south side of Market street, opposite Sansome, San Francisco, exploded at 11 o'clock on Saturday morning. The boiler stood in a shed at the rear of the mills, and this was all blown to atoms; a part of the brick wall of the mill was knocked down, and several horses in an adjoining stable were either killed or badly hurt.
The men killed, or badly injured, are: -Samuel ROBB, a wood turner, killed -Charles MILLER, an engineer in employ at the mills, killed -Henry COOPER, an engineer, reported killed -Timothy MONAGHAN, believed to be killed -Theodore KELLY, very badly injured -Mrs. COLLINS, struck by a brick and very severely hurt -Kate O'REGAN, a child, had a hole cut in her cheek -It is believed that a man named MANNING, who was seen in the mill a moment before the explosion, is also buried amid the ruins.