Storms hit Lowenstein home
08 THE SOOIH SIDE. THUNDER, LIGHTNING AND RAIN TERRORIZE THE PEOPLE. FIBE AKD IAIER HAKE SAD HAYQC Three Alarms on This Side Yesterday - Brave Work in the Face of Many Difficulties by the Firemen Weddings Weddings and Many Notes of Interest. The storm which visited the city last evening was, perhaps, much worse on this side of the river than any other part of the city. Shortly after the first drop of rain fell a vivid flash of lightning and a terrible thunder clap struck terror to the hearts of the timid and in a few minutes minutes after an alarm of fire was turned in from Box 48, corner of Prospect - avenue and Beech - street. The lightning had struck the Lowenstein property on Cherry - strcct above Stone - avenue. Here there was no fire and the damage was slight This run was a long one and the liremen were thoroughly soaked. The Neptunes had just gotten into the house when an alarm came in from box 47, corner Willow - street and Pittston - avenue. and about the same time a messenger brought word that the handsome residence of Spruks Brothers, on Prospect - avenue, had been struck. In a very few minutes the companies were on the scene and found that the house of August Yopes had been struck, and the ceiling of one room was on fire. Two or three buckets of water extinguished the blaze. The house was close to Spruks Brothers. Then the fire companies resolved resolved to stay on duty until the storm subsided. The sewer basin on Cedar - avenue, below below River - street, could carry but a small percentage of the water and consequently consequently a knee - deep wade was necessary for sidewalk pedestrians. Many cellars are flooded and at this writing the people are in an awful state of anxiety. South Washington - avenue came in for a share of the scare, and several families were obliged to move out while dozens of cellars were flooded.