Elliottsville, WV Powder Explosion, Nov 1889
FOUR LITTLE GIRLS BLOWN TO ATOMS WHILE PLAYING WITH POWDER IN AN ABANDONED MINE.
THE MOTHER DRIVEN INSANE WHEN TOLD OF THE TERRIBLE FATE OF HER LOVED ONES.
Elliottsville, W. Va., Nov. 29. -- Four little girls, children of HUGH DUNN, a wealthy mine owner, found a keg of powder in an abandoned working Thursdy morning. In some way they exploded it and were blown to atoms.
Their mother lost her reason when told of the fate of her children.
Eau Claire Leader Wisconsin 1889-11-30