At Lisbon Monday a threshing engine belonging to F. W. Barre blew up, killing one man, seriously hurting Tom Barre and three others. The dead man was blown 150 feet, his head and one arm being torn from the body.
Tuesday at Rolla the boiler of Messer & Dumoresqu's threshing rig was blown to pieces, killing a boy 14 years old and Joseph Dumoresqu, badly wounding a man named Peter Portugee and putting out the eye of James Dreever. Portugee may recover. A piece of the boiler weighing 1,000 pounds was carried 300 feet into the air and dropped ten rods away. The boiler was an old one.
Jamestown Weekly Alert, 9/16/1897