Belleville, IL Lightning Strikes Saloon, Jun 1910
LIGHTNING PLAYED HAVOC
STRUCK WM. DAUBACH'S SALOON AND TORE HOLE IN SIDE OF BUILDING.
Considerable damage was done at 3:30 o'clock on Thursday afternoon when lightning struck the building occupied by WILLIAM DAUBACH, who conducts a saloon on North Gold street. A number of customers who were in the establishment at the time were given quite a scare.
The building was struck on the outside, a big hole being torn in the side wall. The lightning then found its way into the saloon along the electric light wires breaking the electric globes and ripping off patches of wall paper.
It is said there was quite an electrical display. MR. DAUBACH estimates his loss at about $100.
Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, IL 10 Jun 1910