Disaster Clipping from Indianapolis News, Sat, Feb 14, 1891.

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis News, February 14, 1891

The explosion of the rotary Jo the Combination board-mill at Elkhart prow to have boon an exceeding? serious a flair. William Fleming, foreman, and George Uitcsman and Clarke Wilson wore in the room, engaged in adjssting a pinion over the rotary, while fiohuyler Keiewander, aged twenty-eight, was on the floor over-head. Suddenly there was a tremendous explosion of tho rotary, demolishing that portion of ths mill and burying Messrs.Wilson, Hitesman and Fleming io the debris. It required throe hours’ work to release Mr. Hitesman, and both he and Wilson were seriously hart The remains ofNeiswands? were not found for several hours, and then the body was discovered lying against an uninjured portion of themill, several rods southwest of where hehad been at work when the exploeion occurred. His death must have been instantaneous. The trouble is attributed to over* pressure in tho rotary, the mill having temporarily shot down to permit the pinion being repaired. That department of the mill was two stories in bight, and it was completely wracked. Considerable damage was done to the machinery.