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Outbreaks of Thefts in Cove


August 29, 2019

Herald of Aug. 23, 1894

A thief entered the barn of James Morgan, located 2-1/2 miles east of Martinsburg, and stole a valuable horse, harness and road cart. The property was recovered shortly after the theft, but the identity of the thief was not discovered.

Two days later, H.H. Lykens, who resided on the northern side of Martinsburg, discovered two men about to enter his stable. When he found them, the thieves fled. Upon investigation, it was found that the men had drawn the staple holding the door back and the door was open. Mr. Lykens was able to identify one of the thieves as Samuel Bailey of Huston Township. Mr. Bailey was arrested and committed to Blair County jail. It was not known whether the two burglaries were related.

Thieves also broke into Goodman’s Grocery Store, near Mount Etna, taking $4 to $5 in small change, some eggs and butter and a large basket.

Lightning struck the barn of Daniel Replogle near Woodbury, starting a fire that destroyed the barn and its contents. The family’s insurance would cover $350 of the loss of $500.


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