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TERRIFIC BOILER EXP LOSION At TUNSTALL. Two Men Killed and Seven Seriously Injured. A most terribly destructive, and also fatal, explosion took place on Saturday morning at the Phcenix, better known as the Scotin' Colliery, Tunstall, Staffordshire) belonging to Mr. Hugh Henshall Williamson. For the working of these pits a spacious engine-house and nevj and powerful machinery had bat just been erected ai; the bottom of the new road from Burslem to Tanstallt connected with which were two boilers, 36 feet is length, and nine or ten feet in diameter, raised upon ø. foundation of solid brickwork, which projected soiuo distance across the road. One of these boilers Was completed on Wednesday morning, and with the engine was set to work. At about 20 minutes paab seven o'clock on Saturday morning, while several pet- sons were engaged in fixing the other boiler, and tw men were at work inside it, the boiler which was a work exploded with terrific effect. The whole neigh- bourhood shook. The entire end of the boiler W"8 blown out; the inner tube was hurled a hundred yards distance, while the boiler itself leaped from its bed, like some huge and enraged monster, in the air, and uP' wards of a hundred yards in an opposite direction it fell into a large heap of refuse from the pits, breaking If): the other end, and partly filling itself with the esirtll y t with the force of its fall. The other boiler was sen flying 50 yards along the road, with the two men inside it; the adjoining building was demolished, the stone and brickwork torn up, and sent in terrible showers, which covered the ground in every direction. The engine-driver, Stephen Chadwick (who leaves a wife and three children) was literally blown to pieces, soJJle portions of his body not having been found on Satut" day evening. A boiler maker, named Abel Mayor, (a young married man). at work on the unfinished boiler, who was found shockingly crushed amid wreck, expired soon after. The names of those injured are Elijah Mayor, engineer, father of one o £ the men killed; James Pitts and Thomas labourers; Joseph .Humphreys and a man naffie_ Baddeley, the men inside the unfinished boiler, bilt slightly hurt; and John Smith, bricklayer, removed » the infirmary, so seriously injured that no hopes entertained of his recovery; William Clay, struck by a flying missile, and & man named Riley, injured by „ horse which took fright at the explosion. T&e tube 0 the boiler, which must weigh some tons, was right over an engine and several other boilers, to the ground beyond. Had this huge piece of fallen on these boilers the damage would have terribly increased by other explosions, as less heavy pieces falling upon the unfinished boiler pierced 1 through. The cause of the accident is at present explained. The boilers were manufactured by MX- Williamson. The amount of the damage is very I great.