Man killed by meteorite

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Man killed by meteorite - Killed by H Mrteorl: Stone. On Tuesday night,...
Killed by H Mrteorl: Stone. On Tuesday night, January 14th, Leonidas G rover, who resided in the vicinity of Newton, Fountain county, Indiana, met his death in away that is probably without a parallel in this or any other country. Mr. Groverwasa widower, living on his farm with a married daughter and her husband. On the evening referred to the married couple had hi eu absent on a visit to some neighbors, and upon returning at a late hour, entered the house, finding everything to all appearance, appearance, in usual order, and supposing that Mr. Grover had already retired, went to bod themselves. The. next morning the daughter arose, and having prepared breakfast, went to the adjoining room to call her fattier, and was horrified to find him lying upon his shattered bed a mutilated mutilated corpse. Her SOWMMM brought the husband quickly to the bed room, and an Inspection disclosed a ragged opening opening in the roof, direetly over the breast of the unfortunate man, which was torn through as if by a cannon shot, and extending through the bedding bedding and tloor. Other holes show ed the direction taken by the deadly mis-sile. mis-sile. Subsequent search revealed the fact that the awful calamity was caused caused by the fall of a meteoric stone, and the stone itself, pyramldial in shape, and weighing twenty pounds and a few ounces, avoirdupois, and stained with blood, was uncarthec1 from a depth of nearly five feet, thus showing the tearful impetuous wlh which It struck the dwelling. The position of the eorp-e with Other Surroundings, when found, showed thai the Victim w as asleep when stricken, stricken, and that death to him was painless. The stone has been secure 1 for the Cabinet and Museum' of the University University of Indiana. Its performance is is probably unparalleled in the history history of Hying missiles of the kind. It Is said to be a species of Iron itontgand very heavy in proportion to its burK.

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  1. The Weekly Herald,
  2. 06 Feb 1879, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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