Issue 6 and Volume 1881 7.

A TITANIC BLAZE. What would happen, says the New York Evening Post, if all the oil under the earth’s crust were to take fire is a moot point often discussed, especially among the philosophers who leave out of view the usual relation of the atmosphere to combustion. The terrible scene at Point Breeze the other day on the Schuylkill River, near Philadelphia, when a conflagration that extended over many acres arose from ihe explosion of an oil tank at the works of the Atlantic Refining Company, may be regarded as a tiny episode of the drama that imagination might conceive on the colosal scale just suggested. The tank which first exploded contained six thousind barrels of oil. Sheets of flame were instantly flung for great distances around. All the glass in the neighborhood was shivered into fragments. The walls of several hou es hard by ai once f 11 down.…

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