Cider Barrel Explosion in Lehigh 1892 Oct 28 The Times (Phila)
C Idr r Bnrr 1 Kiploalon In I. ( high. From Ihe Allt ntown Chronicle-News. The Jotber day an exciting episode, that threw the entire Hebrewsettlement on Grant street, between Allen and Tllghmau, Into a state ol agitation, occurred In the store conducted by tho rabbi who attends lo the temporal as well as thespirltual needs of his people. His place of business Is at Grant and Allen streeli. A few days ago he bought a forty-gallon barrel of cider from Levi Kratise, of Heidelberg, and by tho time Ihe beverage had been Jolted over Ibe roads In its journey toAUetitown the contents of tho barrel were transformed Into a seething, foaming mass. The cider was delivered lu good shape, however, at the rabbi's store, but the slzzing sound that came from the Interior caused a feeilug ol suspicion lo cross the mind of ihe Jewish leader and he resolved to hring a stop to the effervescence. He accordingly removed the bung Irom the barrel, aud when the cider begun lo rush out of Ihe opening ho saw his mistake. In atlemnitiig to remedy t ho matter he Jumped, as It were, out of Ihe pan Into t he fire. To prevent the further escape of f he beverage that was to cool the part-bed lips of his fellow-Hebrews the rabbi storekeeper quickly replaced Ihe bung, which caused the conleuts lo boll all the more. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion that, almost knocked down the house. Tho barrel had burst, the staves flew in every direction and the apple Juice inn over the floor and was lost. The rabbi's feelings enn belter be imagined than described, but ho congratulates himself Ihnl he escaped with his life.