Beggs, OK Hunters Shot Nitroclycerine Can, May 1911


Hunters Use Can of Nitroglycerin for a Target

Muskogee, Okla., May 23.--Because they mistook a quart of nitroglycerin for muddy water, Clarence Henderson, bookkeeper in a bank in Beggs, Okla., is dead, and Edward Bright, son of a real estate man of the same place, will die.

The young men while hunting discovered the can of explosive. They placed it on top of a rock and one of them fired into it with a small rifle. Henderson was so badly mangled by the resulting explosion that he died within an hour. Bright's body was cut in more than a hundred places by particles of the can and of the rock on which it stood.

Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 23 May 1911