February 19, 1891 — Some wretch threw a piece of manganese ore, weighing two or three pounds, through a window in the office of the Stanley Furnace and Land Co., at Stanley, on last Friday night.
Mr. T.W. Shryock was sitting alone in the office at the time reading a newspaper, and the missile came within six inches of his head. It was thrown through the window shutter, cracking the glass out, and across the room, striking a picture which hung on the wall, knocked a hole in the plaster, cracking the laths beneath.
Mr. Shryock gave the alarm at once and a party went in search of the would-be murderer or robber, but could find no one.
If the perpetrator of this dastardly assault had been found the undertaker would probably had a job.
~ From the public archives of the Page News and Courier