A Newly Discovered Element of Danger

Issue 1 and Volume 68.

A Newly Discovered Element of Danger C. Albert Gasser, Inspector, Bureau of Combustibles and Fire Risks of the Department of Public Safety, Newark, N. J., sends an interesting account of an explosion that recently occurred from a novel cause, which reads as follows: “An entirely new element entered into the combination which caused an explosion on Tuesday afternoon June 15 at 22 Orange St. Newark, when Charles R. Hulley of Wood-haven was killed and Richard W. Conard of Atlantic Highlands was so seriously injured that he was taken to St. Michael’s Hospital. These two men had been engaged to open an old fashioned iron safe which was about six feet six inches high, five feet in width and three feet in depth. The doors were about six inches thick. The safe was owned by Robert H. Hunting and had been in a one story brick storehouse at the Orange Street…

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