Alfred King's house hit by Lightening

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Alfred King's house hit by Lightening - A Bolt from a Clear Sky Tbe Itliracn. : 1 lows...
A Bolt from a Clear Sky Tbe Itliracn. : 1 lows JGscape of an Attic Sleeper Early .last Friday morninsr, at Erie! Pa.. a thunderbolt descended from an almost cloudless sky. doing much dama sfe. I The xiepv&ican says: un tne nortn side ot a iltn-street, iltn-street, iltn-street, near State, is a double brick housed the western ball occupied by Hon. Alfred KingiThe families 1 were Istattle'a by a report which seemed as if heaven and earth had come together. After tbeshock was oyer, Mr. King, sleeping belqyf, arose for the purpose of ascertaining'-wbat ascertaining'-wbat ascertaining'-wbat damage damage had been sustained by his household, being satisfied that" the bolt' had fallen upon that building., , ry 1 1 A3 'he glanced-'through glanced-'through glanced-'through the 1 Various rooms upon, the first floor, he found them fined.with jSodt and dusjb nij appearance appearance of demolition. He passed 'up to the .next, floor above add found the, same state pr inings. , xiu iuea siarieu ior ine aiiic, infhe;sQutheastern.portibn;rof which his son Kennedy was sleeping, and as he jobkledinat the he eaw-the eaw-the eaw-the light of the morning- morning- streaming inrongn xne Toqr,anauivenneay almost buried, in. the debns. . . f ; f;He' had risen Troib'fhb rjuass of plaster iflg.and.splifiteri'Of raftewinjd? shingles, which bad. fallen over bim, and was sitting uptight in bed, trying tb clear the dust from n is eyes.. The mortar was almost an Inch in thickness.onel piece 'pf y which weiguing aooui nueen:pounas as wen as a large amount of smaller particles and opuuicicu tiiuuer, icu upon iniuaDa nc. found himself-almost himself-almost himself-almost buried beneath it. and, what is fully as singular as anvthinr? else.is that fire was not commupicated to 4iiieriiu, wuicn was aiinost as ary as powaer, as not a drop of rain -tell -tell at the time.

Clipped from The Wilmington Morning Star01 Sep 1871, FriPage 2

The Wilmington Morning Star (Wilmington, North Carolina)01 Sep 1871, FriPage 2
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  • Alfred King's house hit by Lightening

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