Worm 08-7-9 hummel fire
BURGESS HUMMELL. OF WORM - LEYSBURG," THEIR VICTIM. Stuffed Oil - Soaked Bunting Beneath Floor; Place Once Beforo Destroyed. Incendiaries attempted to burn the tin shop of Burgess - elect J. F, Hummel Hummel at Wormleysburg yesterday morning and that they were unsuccessful unsuccessful was due to the opportune arrival arrival of Mr. Hummel. About 11.15 o'clock Mr. Hummel drove up to the store and after unhitching unhitching and putting his horse in its stall he entered the shop. Shortly afterward he noticed the smell of smoke and upon going outside discovered discovered flames coming from under the building, which is built upon piers. Calling several men, he crawled underneath the floor, where he found a pile of bunting, which was saturated with coal oil, burning fiercely. Coal oil had also been poured over the boards. To get the bunting out and stamp out the flames was the work of a few minutes, but had the Are been discovered ten minutes later nothing could have saved the shop. The total damage was a charred beam. Mr. Hummel said this morning that he now believes that the fire last January, which destroyed his first building, was also of incendiary origin, but at the time he thought it was due to railroaders, who used the rear part of the building. "That fire - was somewhat suspicious," suspicious," declared Mr. Hummel, "and now that the attempt was made yesterday yesterday i firmly believe that somebody is trying to burn me out. i I have no clear idea as to who would commit such an outrage, nor have any of my friends. I have no personal enemies who would go to such extent. In fact, 1 might state that.' while there are some people who don't like me, yet I know of nobody who hates me."