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Request: Demo 1387779542274788
Status: PROCESSED Received: 23 Dec 13 17:19:02 Format: plain
Job: Sydney Morning Herald, 01 Sep 1920 Comment: View in Trove

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EXPLOSION IN FIRE- PLACE. SUPPOSED DYNAMITE EXPLOSION IN FIRE- PLACE. SUPPOSED DYNAMITE
IN FIREWOOD. ARMIDALE, Tuesday. W.hlle a lad IN FIREWOOD. ARMIDALE, Tuesday. While a lad
named Aubrey Cowley was sil- ting reading in named Aubrey Cowley was sil- ting reading in
tho dining-room of his resi- dence at'North the dining-room of his resi- dence at North
Armidale a couple of night« ugo, a Budden explosion Armidale a couple of nights ago, a sudden explosion
occurred In the fire- place, blowing tho' lad occurred in the fire- place, blowing the' lad
across tho room, tho contents of tho firopluco across the room, the contents of the fireplace
following, sotting lire, to the room. Tho lad following, setting fire, to the room. The lad
was found to have a gash in his thigh, and his was found to have a gash in his thigh, and his
face and hand» wero burned. The flames were face and hands were burned. The flames were
extinguished, and tho boy was removed to tho extinguished, and the boy was removed to the
hospital suffering from serious Injuries. hospital suffering from serious injuries.
Tho book he was reading Bavod thc lad's eyes The book he was reading saved the lad's eyes
from being blown out. Tho wood on the flro had from being blown out. The wood on the fire had
boon lying in his fathor's yard for some month», been lying in his father's yard for some months,
lt was evident that a plug of dynamito had been it was evident that a plug of dynamite had been
placed in the wood. ^__' I placed in the wood. and' I