John W. Fivecoat hit by lightning
ONE KILLED, THREE HURT; DEADLY ELECTRIC BOLT JOHN FIVECOATS STRUCK" BY LIGHTNING IN FOREHEAD OTHERS MADE UNCONSCIOUS (.Special to Th Indiana mi's News. COLUMBUS. Ind., May 10. - Llghtning struck tbe barn of Francis T. Coump on Washington street. In this city, to - day, damaging the bam slightly and killing one man and injuring three others. John Five - coats, thirty - four . .years old, married. whose home Is at Fairfield, wss instantly killed. Joseph Pair, L. F. Thompson and Edward Bannister, all of Columbus, were lightly injured. All of the men were employes of Mr Coump and were slandiner In th door way yf the barn waiting for it shower to pass. - fair, wno is a mute, was telllna on his fingers that he felt the lightninz and had just described th peculiar sen sation wnen tne Doit struck: the barn. Flvecoats was struck In the forehead and a bole was torn In his hat. Tbe llght - ninar Daased throuarh his bodv and cam out the bottom of on of his shoes, th shoe being torn to shreds. The other three men were knocked down and were unconscious fur some time. .