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House struck by lightning

--Marvellous Escape of the Inmates.--The first thunder storm of the season visited this region on Tuesday night. About midnight the lightning struck a dwelling-house at Forestdale, near Slatersville, occupied by the families of Danforth Grossman and A. Butts, the members of which were all in bed. Nearly the entire north side of the house was torn off by the subtle element, while it played strange pranks within doors. The bed on which two persons lay was moved across the room and its casters matted! A bureau was smashed to pieces and a portion thrown upon the bed. Bed clothes and clothing were rent in twain yet strange to say no per on was seriously injured. A child was somewhat stunned. One of the ladies, in speaking of the event, said her first thought after the thunder clap was, "Jeff. Davis has come.--Woonsocket (R. I.) Patriot.

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