YOUTH PUTS DYNAMITE IN OVEN AND WRECKS THE HOUSE
Mandan, N. D., Dec. 27.—James Ellis, aged 18, placed two sticks of dynamite in the oven of the kitchen stove at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellis of New Salem, to thaw them out. The residence was almost entirely demolished with the resulting explosions, and young Ellis, who had just cleared the outer door by a few feet, was thrown to the ground but not injured. There was no one in the house at the time. The dynamite was being used in blasting coal, and had failed to go off.
Devils Lake Inter-Ocean, 12/27/1912