The Marietta Intelligencer, April 8, 1858
The Gun Smith shop of A. C. McGirr was destroyed by fire last night about 2 o'clock a.m. The loss is supposed to be near seven hundred dollars. It was, probably, the work of an incendiary. The shop had been closed, and no fire had been used in the shop during the day. When the fire was discovered the door was partly open and the bar bent. The Shop had, doubtless, been opened by burglars.