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Electric Storm at the Observatory.

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

During the electrical storm of last Tuesday night lightning either struck at the observatory or entered its system of wires from an outside were which was found fused. Hardly a single electrical instrument in the observatory was unaffected. Two of the electrical clocks were stopped. The time service all over New England suffered in consequence, until the wires were transferred to the Ballon clock, which is always kept going for just such an emergency as this. Wednesday all hands were at work repairing damages, and yesterday things were in tolerable running order again.

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