Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
June 4, 1891
FIVE MEN KILLED BY A TERRIFFIC EXPLOSION NEAR BEDFORD, INDIANA
Nothing Left of the Engine and Boiler, Parts of It Being Blown a Quarter of a Mile
Indianapolis, June 3 – A Special from Bedford, Indiana, says: "A sawmill engine located six miles west of here exploded this morning killing two men instantly and fatally injuring three others who have since died. The mill was owned by John and Joe Dusard of this place and is a total loss. Nothing is left of the engine and boiler. Part of it lies a quarter of a mile away from where the mill stood.
"The killed are: Doe Kern, Edward Dusard, son of one of the proprietors, James Perkins, Granger Evans, all of Fayetteville; George Haden of Swiss City, Ind., the engineer who took charge this morning. Every stitch of clothing was stripped off two of the killed.
"The engine and boiler were old ones, but all claim there was plenty of water in the boiler when it exploded. The loss is estimated at $2,000."
Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.