BIG DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.

BIG DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.

Cobalt, Out., where valuable mines of silver have recently been discovered and are being operated, has been the Mecca for thousands of pilgrims, all eager to profit by the rich finds. It has assumed the proportions of a vast mining camp, and up to May 18, all was going on well. On that day, however, seven and one-half tons of dynamite exploded through gross carelessness in the northwestern section of the town, wrecking and burning sixty-seven houses. A number of citizens were more or less injured by flying debris, but none seriously. The explosion was caused by a forest fire igniting the building in which the dynamite was stored, without any precautions beJng taken to guard against disaster. Only one life, that of a child, was lost.

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