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NEW CAVERN FOUND NEAR MARTINSBURG Quarrymen Discover Wonder Cave Close To West Virginia Virginia Town. VISITORS ARE PROHIBITED EnjJorers Report Beautlfnl Formations Formations In Seemingly Endless Underground Chamber. Falling Waters, W. Va., Dec. 13 (Special). Discovery of fissures indicating indicating existence of extensive caverns adjoining adjoining limestone quarries near here, is reported by workmen for the quarries and also by visitors who took quick advantage advantage of the reports and went to make a casual inspection before the property was posted against visitors by the management of the quarry. Visitors Prohibited. Information here is that P. A. Jones, of the Jones Limestone Company, of Pittsburgh, has directed bis superintendent superintendent here to keep all visitors out until the extent of the caverns can be determined determined and the value of the proposition estimated. The quarries are situated on the Steliley property, a half mile from here, close to the State Highway between this town and Williamsport, Md., and also close to the Pennsylvania Railroad property. Workmen engaged in blasting in quarry work are said to have come upon the opening in a hillside. The men conducted an inspection, and for more than two hours explored, its underground passages without finding any end. They report an abundance of stalagmites and stalactites and the formations are reported of extraordinarily extraordinarily pure whiteness. Find Lifelike Statue. At; one point they report what appears appears as a statue of a man upon a pedestal that is remarkably lifelike, even down to formations resembling hair. A lake of considerable beauty is also reported. . One- One- explorer declared he had dropped a Bton.e" through one fissure and never heard any sound of its landing. News of. . the findings has attracted hundreds to the scene, but the order against admitting any outsiders has been' strictly enforced, pending arrival of company representatives.

Clipped from The Baltimore Sun, 14 Dec 1924, Sun,  Page 13

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The Baltimore Sun
(Baltimore, Maryland)
14 Dec 1924, Sun  • Page 13