One of the most severe storms that has visited this locality for some years occurred last Friday afternoon. There was an unusually heavy rainfall in town, accompanied by a very violent shower of hail. We ourselves saw some hail-stones an inch in diameter, and the fall of hail lasted from ten to fifteen minutes. Considerable damage was done to gardens and growing fruit, but only a few windows were broken. In the neighborhood of Moler’s Cross Roads the worst of the storm was felt. The growing corn in that locality was very much damaged, and it is estimated that a majority of the farmers will not raise more than a half crop. We are informed that some of the hail-stones were as large as a man’s thumb, and besides cutting off corn and totally destroying the gardens, caused much injury to the fruit. Among those who suffered from the effects of the storm are Captain Lee H. Moler, Messrs. George and D. G. Moler, J. S. and A. P. Reinhart, A. S. Staley, William J. and George S. Knott, J. F. Koontz, G. W. Caton, G. D. Bowers and others living in that locality. There were also a number of window glass broken by the hall. The storm was very severe at Sandy Hook and Summit Point, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, causing general destruction in its line. It did not extend to the west and south of town.
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