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Delmar News Oct 3 1913

Well-Known Salisbury Man Killed by Lightning

 DELMAR. Del., Oct. 2. Charles Warren, who resided a few miles from Delmar, was struck by lightning and instantly killed while walking along the street In Salisbury, Md. yesterday afternoon. Mr. Warren had gone to that town to do some shopping.  Deceased was 50 years of age and is survived by a widow, two sons and one daughter.

Death claimed its first victim from typhoid fever this year in this town yesterday when John, Jr., the 14-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips succumbed to the disease after a lingering illness of several weeks.

A heavy rainfall In this section accompanied, by a terrific electrical storm and some hail did much damage during the past twenty-four hours. It is estimated that the loss on the pea and millet crop alone will go into the thousands of dollars. Most of the farmers had just completed the task of cutting the feed and as it had not been stacked the majority of it was rendered practically useless.  Lightning also destroyed several stacks of fodder in this immediate vicinity but no other damage has been reported from it.

En route to Baltimore with a cargo of tomatoes, the Eva Clarence, a buckeye, Captain Fogle Collier, of Winchester, sprung a leak off Love Point and came near sinking. The cargo of 500 baskets of tomatoes was thrown overboard and a passing tug towed the sinking vessel into Jackson's creek, where she was beached.

In a few days deliveries of sweet potatoes for canning purposes will be made to the factories in the business in lower Delaware. The crop is said to be prolific throughout the entire county. The tomato canning season will no doubt close here this week, and both the growers and packers report a very successful season.

Above from the Wilmington Morning News 03 Oct 1913

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