Safety First

Your humble storyteller is a bit embarrassed to admit that the subject of today’s article is in our family tree.  This current generation, we promise, makes much safer use of confectioneries when it can find them.

From the February 23, 1900 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

It Went Off.

Wednesday afternoon, John Ashbrook was filling the magazine of his repeating shotgun in Yetter & Yetter’s confectionery, preparatory to going hunting, when one of the shells was accidentally exploded.  The muzzle of the gun was resting on the floor and the load of shot tore a 12 gauge hole in the floor and narrowly missed the bakery in the basement beneath.

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