Miscellany: Explosion

At Newburg, N. Y., the glass eye of Ernest L. Westlake exploded in its socket, lacerated the cavity, while its owner sat at his desk at work.


In Manhattan, several truckloads of mouldy, bullet-riddled, knife-slashed clothing, taken from victims of criminal violence in the past 20 years, were hauled off for incineration from the Criminal Courts Building. Present were the bloodstained garments of Stanford White (Thaw victim) ; of Ruth Cruger; of Herman Rosenthal (Becker case) ; of Barnett Baff (poultry king shot down Thanksgiving eve, 1914) ; of five-year-old Giuseppe...

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