Topic Proportions

Topic Percent
accidents, particularly fires
68.42%
trade
5.26%
for hire and wanted ads
5.26%
articles that list people, esp. marriage notices
5.26%
secession
5.26%
war reports
5.26%
North
5.26%
From the Fri., Sep. 27, 1861 issue

yesterday morning was caused by the explosion in the yard of the Government Laboratory, on Byrd street, of the sweepings which had accumulated therein. There was no fire, and no damage was done, though the alarm created considerable excitement and drew together quite a crowd.