On the 31st ult., Mr. John Hepler. residing ', near Monroe, Wisconsin, while plowing in his | field, seeing a heavy cloud rising, which indi- cated a shower, unhitched his team, and in company with his son, each of whom had a span ot horses, set out for his house. They ; had not proceeded far, when a tremendous ex- I plosion tell upon them, killing the father in stantly, and both spans of horses, together with a loose one which was following the others. The son was stunned by the shock, I and lay senseless for some time, but is now j nearly recovered. The most singular circum- | stance in this casuality is, that the horse upon which the son was riding was killed, while | thd boy, though a higher object, survived this | terrible thunderbolt. j