SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AT PICTON.
FATAL EFFECTS OF LIGHTNING.
Picton, Thursday. Yesterday, at 6.30 p.m., a heavy storm, with strong lightning, which was followed immediately by terrific claps of thunder, came on here. Mr Conolly, the well-known barrister-at-law, with most of his family, was in the verandah, being just about to leave it, when the lightning struck the house ; carried away part of the roof, shattered one of the verandah posts, and worst of all, struck Mr Conolly's second son, aged ten years, and killed him. The boy was struck on the head and chest, causing instantaneous death. It was a.miraculous escape for the rest of the family.
Mr Henry Dodson has been elected Mayor of the borough of Blenheim. Mr Litchfield, the late Mayor, was again proposed by Mr Sinclair, and seconded by Mr Hutcheson. There were eight of the borough Councillors present, of whom, five voted for Mr Dodson, who was accordingly elected.
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TELEGRAPHIC., Colonist, Volume XII, Issue 1276, 17 December 1869
TELEGRAPHIC. Colonist, Volume XII, Issue 1276, 17 December 1869
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