While Samuel Morton was dying the other forenoon in Terre Haute the dial of the courthouse clock which faced his home turned black. The peculiar faot was called to the attention of scme of the neighbors and soon several hundred persons were on the street corner to watch the apparent.ly unaccountable occurrence. At 11:40 the face of the clock was entirely black and at the minute Morton died. Almost instantly the darkne?s cleared away. The explanation accepted by all except the superstitious is that there was a peculiar shadow of the sun.