A well-defined earthquake was felt throughout the southern and middle western States on Monday about 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The shocks lasted but a few seconds and no serious damage is reported, although chimneys toppled over in several places and tenants of tall buildings in several cities were frightened. The shock was felt in Shepherdstown by a number of persons. Mr. J. H. Robinson was in Mr. Hodges’ warehouse when the tremor was felt, and it was so perceptible he went out of the office in the belief that some one was running through the building. The Shenandoah Valley felt the full force of the earthquake.
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