Blasting on the Cut-Off
Causes Damage to Buildings.
(From our Andover Correspondant.)
Unquestionably a prelude to the result
of the excessive blasting on the cut-off which seems to be increasing
each day in force of concussion was the experience of Mr. & Mrs.
Stephen M. Balzer, owning and living on the farm known as the Miller
farm and which on its outer edge easterly, adjoins the the Luther
Hill farm, through which the cut is made requiring the blasting. The
Balzers had just had a hardwood floor laid in their dining room (as
well as hall and bath) had just had it waxed, and were preparing to
serve the first meal after the finish, with the table set in readiness
when they were startled by a crash and found the whole ceiling of
the dining room on the floor, sideboard, table and chairs, with the
sideboard and other furniture marred beyond recovery. Mr. Balzer claims
the concussions from the railroad blasts have loosened every wall
in his house, and further, that the heavy stone wall fences, which
the late Franc Miller had laid with such care over twenty years ago,
and which have stood firmly since, have during the past few months,
been literally shaken down in many places. There are many houses within
this area, and many more just outside, which are liable to like results.