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Dec. 27, 1900  North Vassalboro News

Jerome Mayhew in one part of the play Friday evening called into requisition a revolver as part of the program. The revolver was supposed to contain a blank cartridge. Not having one he used a loaded one. As the supposed shooting was part of the play, he opened a window in rear of the stage and fired towards the ground. There was a horse and sleigh hitched directly under the window. When the owner of the team at the conclusion of the performance went to get his outfit, he discovered a bullet hole in the back of the sleigh and in the cushion. A narrow escape.

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