Alexander Fisher's Death.

[Special to the News.

Hempstead, May 6. — Alexander Fisher, a good citizen and a stockman in Waller county, was found dead this morning on the prairie about ten miles from town.  He was killed by lightning, which is supposed to have occurred on last Saturday during the rainstorm, as he left Duer's ranch, eighteen miles south of here, for home, riding one hose and leading another.  Both horses were killed, and the one Fisher was riding lying on one of his legs.  The body was badly decomposed, and the buzzards had eaten off one ear.  He leaves a wife and four children.  The coroner, J. W. J. Cloud, has gone to the place with a jury to hold an inquest over the body..

"J. W. J. Cloud, Coroner.", The Galveston Daily News, Wednesday, May 7, 1884, p. 1, col. 2.