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Charles Wesley Statham 1873 Lynchburg VA news item

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Charles Wesley Statham 1873 Lynchburg VA news item

Posted: 1446327609000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Statham, Tyler, Booker
Lynchburg, Va. [1873] – Yesterday morning, about haft past one, Captain Charles W. Statham was awakened by the sound of an explosion of some character near his residence. Upon investigation, he found that a bottle had been filled with powder, moistened with kerosene, a fuse attached, and the bottle suspended by a string in front of the house occupied by himself and Mr. W.W. Tyler. A singular contrivance exploded the same time in front of James M. Booker's residence, a few doors below Captain S's. We learned yesterday that a third bottle, fixed up in the same style as the two first, exploded about the same time in the front porch of a citizen residing on Daniel's Hill. Query – was this thoughtless mischief or an attempt to deface property? – Lynchburg Republican, August 7. ["What Does It Mean?," Richmond (Va.) Whig, 12 August 1873, p. 1, col. 3, digital images, GenealogyBank]

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