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CHIPPING A DETONATOR.

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CHIPPING A DETONATOR. TWO BOYS INJURED IN EXPLOSION AT HAFOO WORKS. Two Swansea boys, Robert, Fry (16), of 12, Yilliers-streot, and Edward il.i rrts (l-V), of 84, Baptist Weil-street, are lying in the Swansea Hospital seriously injured as the result of an ex- plosion yesterday at tho H afod Lsha. Works of the Anglo-Prench iYickel Company, where they axe. employed as messenger and postboy respectively. The aocident occurred duriiu the lunch hour in the waiting-room of the offices. The staff were at lunch and it was while, according to Fry's version, Harris was chipping with a knife a "copper tube" (a detonator, a "Leader" representative was informed at tho offices), that an explosion oc- curred. Harris sustained severely injured hands, and Fry, who was only a few feet away, rc<x-.ivod the force of the ex- plosion in his face. The latter rushed from the offices, and it was not untU som-e minutes afterwards that the staff came to Harris's assistance thr.t it was realised the two were involved. Medical aid was summoned, and the lads were remove d to the hospital, where they were detained. It is honed that Fry's sight will not be affected. How they camo to be in possession of the detonator is not explained.

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