125 Years Ago
Boxing Bout Staged in RS
June 10, 2021
Herald of June 11, 1896
A boxing bout was staged at the Odd Fellows Hall in Roaring Spring with admission of 25 cents. The promoters offered $25 to any man in attendance who would stand up for six rounds with the champion. Herald columnist Jasper wrote a stern editorial opposing such entertainment.
Flowers were stolen and some tombstones were vandalized at Fairview and Spring Hope cemeteries in Martinsburg.
A drunk attacked a young man in the Roaring Spring post office, but the young man pulled from a bundle of papers a long knife that he used for his work in the bindery and slashed the att...