125 Years Ago
Two Fires Destroy Property
August 12, 2021
Herald of Aug. 13, 1896
A large flouring mill in McKee was totally destroyed by fire. The fire was said to have originated in the upper story of the mill. The loss was estimated at $5,000.
Another fire destroyed a Williamsburg barn. The occupant, Mr. Estep farmed the property and lost hay, oats, harness, farming implements and one hog. The barn was owned by John L. Miller. The loss was $1,500, all of which was covered by insurance. Cause of the blaze was undetermined.
Mrs. Blackburn of Roaring Spring suffered injuries when her carriage horse trotted off without being hitched to the cart. When the horse started, she became frightened and jumped off the wagon and sustained a hip fracture.
Master John Nicodemnus, Curryville, killed a garter snake What was remarkable about the snake was not her size, but the size of her family, which numbered 57. All were dispatched.
Jacob Endres, 75, was struck by lightning in a grove near Huntingdon and killed.