(This article originally appeared on page 27 of the July 27, 1899 publication of the Tri-States Union and is reprinted word-for-word below.)
Charles Hulse, of Ridgebury, this county had four cows killed by lightning during Saturday afternoon’s storm. The bolt followed a barbed wire fence to where the cows laid next to it. Mr. Hulse lost a horse by lightning during a recent storm.
The barn on the farm of Thomas Lee at the reservoir, Middletown, was struck by lightning but did not take fire.
At Howells, four miles west of Middletown, there was not a sprinkle.