EXPLOSION NEAR HAZEN INJURES RURAL TEACHER
George Holdeman, 24, Not Expected to Live—Rushed to Mandan This Morning
ONE EYE GONE—LOST OF OTHER IS FEARED
Mandan, N.D., May 2—His body horribly maimed—the sight of the left eye lost and that of he right eye practically gone—George Holdeman, 24 years, a schoolteacher, living near Hazen, was rushed to the local hospital in an unconscious condition this morning, the victim of a dynamite blast, which occurred between 4 and 5 o'clock on the Ben Stalling farm, four miles west of Hazen, Tuesday afternoon.
Little hope is held for his recovery by Dr. C.A. Kerner of Hazen, who accompanied the injured man to this city. A portion of the skull is fractured and the limbs are badly mutilated. Early this morning the left eye was removed and an effort is now being made to save the sight of the right.
Holdeman's home is at Goshen, Ind. For the past three or four years he has been teaching in the rural district near Hazen and having completed a term of school took work with a crew which yesterday started blasting operations in that city.
Reports state that Holdeman was handling the caps and the fuse and after placing a charge, the explosion occurred before he had a chance to get a safe distance away.
Bismarck Daily Tribune, 5/2/1917