The house of Joshua Hofer, south of Bridgewater
, was struck by lightning and Mrs. Hofer, who was sitting near the chimney, down which the electric fluid passed, was badly shocked and had one side of her body paralyzed. Neighbors took the woman and buried her up to the neck in the earth, where she remained for three hours. Upon resurrecting her it was found that she had almost entirely recovered, and in a short time was as well as ever.
The Bad Lands Cow Boy, 8/20/1885