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Cows Beheaded by Dynamite.

The Daily News Published Every Evening

Batavia, Genesee County, New York State

Monday, October 3-1881

 

Dynamite is very useful in blowing up rocks, Czars, and ocean steamships, and that it can be used for other purposes, the "Buffalo Courier" says, was clearly demonstrated at Cheektowaga a day or two since. The Messrs. Goley, who are contractors on the New York Lackawanna and Western railway, had occasion to do some blasting at that place, and of course used dynamite. In an open box was about one hundred pounds of the explosive compound. It has a salty taste, and when two cows belonging to a farmer named Bruce happened along they decided it was something good to eat. Accordingly, they began to refresh themselves, when all of a sudden there was an explosion, and two cows were minus their heads. Forty-five dollars apiece was all that their owner asked, and it was paid without a murmur. ***

Submitted by Linda Schmidt

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