Clear Sky Lightning:Cremates and Silences Life

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Lightning from a Clear Sky.

GALVESTON, TEX., Sept. 14. — News is received here of the cremation by lightning of James Wells, a farmer living 10 miles east of here. Wells was in a field working with a thresher when from the cloudless sky a flash of lightning descended, knocking him senseless on a pile of straw, which was ignited, and Wells was burned almost to a crisp. A minister named Moore, who was in the vicinity, was rendered unconscious by the violence of the shock, and though 36 hours has elapsed since the fatal event his is still speechless but will probably recover.

The News (Frederick, Maryland) Sep 15, 1884

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