Skeleton In An Ash Barrel
Steele Scrapbook - November 18, 1885


Officials of Norristown Are Investigating Gruesome Mystery.

Special Despatch to "The Press."

Norristown, Nov. 18.—Boys playing on an ash dump at Cherry and Elm Streets this morning found the bones of a hand and arm. They informed John Taylor, a colored coachman, and he made a further search, finding the remainder of the skeleton of an adult person. Coroner McGlathery commenced an investigation, which he will continue with the purpose of unravelling some of the sudden disappearances which have taken place hereabouts. The gruesome find was brought to the city hall and the police are assisting the investigation.

Unceremoniously Stolen From Alf

Dreadful Sentiments...