125 Years Ago
No One Responsible for Blast
February 11, 2021
Herald of Feb. 7, 1896
A coroner’s jury found no evidence of neglect on the part of the Hollidaysburg Iron & Nail Works in the explosion of a boiler that killed six men and injured 15. The boiler had been recently repaired by Madden Bros., reputable and skilled boiler makers, and was in good condition. Rumors that the engineer in charge was asleep were disproved by employees called as witnesses.
Friends of Dr. William Spanogle, who wrote for the Herald under the name of “John Jasper,” entered his name as a candidate for school director in Roaring Spring.
A witness told a coroner’s j...