Last Thursday evening we were visited by a short but sharp storm of lightning, thunder, rain, and hail.  We have seldom, if ever, known the electricity to be so all-pervading, “arching” and disagreeably proximate.  During the storm thirteen ponies were struck by lightning in a coral on the prairie near town, and a horse was killed near the calaboose, on Second and Market streets.  We have heard of no other damage by lightning in this neighborhood.  – The Wichita Eagle, Wichita, Kansas.  June 20, 1872.  Page 2.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.