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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2G. 1884.--TWELV.E PAGES
PBJLOB 5 CSOSTo
A COMPLETE PAPER.
The Con.titntinn Interest! nil Claues
and Appeals to nil Tastes.
The leading topics of this week's Issue are:
Talks op Tbavbl???"Mexico and the Mexicans,???
???S:rang-3 .Sights la Australis.??? end other bits of
Around thk CAMPmE-???How Littles Begin,???
"Lee's Gettysburg Plan,??? "Cotne Along. Fur
lough, Come Along.??? "Richard Kirkland,???
Center 8hotfora Furlough,??? ???The Old Twelfth
Georgia to the Front.???
News of tub Week???"Congress Condensod,??? ???The
News by Wire.??? ???All Through Dixie,??? ???Shor
News Notes,??? ???Points About People,??? "Acros*
the Water,??? "Our Daring the Week,??? "Georgia
Our Humorous WRiTBRi-Uncle Remus???"Brother
??? Rabbit Gets the Proviso*;??? -Bill Asp.??? Betsy
Hamilton??????Half Hour Beforo Preacbln???,??? ???Hu
mor of the Day,??? ???Sate* f ??r Sweethearts.???
Thk Constitution Dbpaktmbnts???"The Woman???s
???Kingdom,??? "Our Young People,??? "The Knowl
edge Box,??? "Farm and Farmers,??? ???The Anti
Ltqnor Fight,??? "Onr Story Corner.???
The Sensation or the Wkbk???The only lull and
complete account of
ACCURATE MAP OF ITS ROUTE
From first to last and all the terriblo details.
Talks or Adtknturb??? 1 "Elephant 8hootlDg,??? "Dead
in tho Gulch," "The Cannibals of Fiji,??? ???An
Adventure of a Michigan Trapper.???
Editorials???'"Notes on Current Topics,??? "Letter*
From ths People," and many other things of
Rome thing to please every member of the family.
Only St as as Tear. In Clnbe of Five, SI
Bash, Hnbscrlbw at Once,
News of the Storm Continued
From Ninth Page.
To-tlay Thk Coottrutios completes the
etory of the devastation left by the storm
which struck across the stato in two lines.
The first Intimation the grest bulk
of the people had of the
terrible visitation was from the columns of
Tne Cosstitctiok, which, by the rarest man-
egoment, caught the storm upon its flight
and kept tiack of It until U was lost In the
hills of North Carolina.
To-day we present some incidents of the
disaster in Georgia. Greater detstl, however,
is given of the progreis of the storm In Caro
lines. In Alabama 40 persons were killed;
in Georgia 200; in South Carolina 80, and In
Alabama 80, making a total of 370 lives. The
loss to property in the four states most be
considerably over *2,000,000.
Dp mo BsM.ua and North Georgia.
When the Slsto nad train drew up under the
lurched at hall put eight o'clock lut night Colonel
Iowcr.<. snliiant keeper ot the penitentiary, wu
among thorn who alight, J. Tiik CottrriTl'riox bad
been telegraphed ahead that Colonel Towers could
giro an account ol the torrlble devastations by tho
storm along the Uuoot tho Martotta and North
?????? Yea,???iatd the colonel. ???I can giro you an ac
count ot what I saw. You can form no Idea ol the
extent ol tho deitraotton that the storm hu
wrought in the mountain countie!. I haro ??een
the tracks ol most ol the south Georgia cyclones,
bat I haro never icon one that .wept over such
a wldo track and left euch a
pathway cf ruin -behind it a. did this one. Juit
tbtuk of a sweep of wiud wiping out a strip of
timber threo miles across and making It look Uko
an Immense mowing machtuo had boon run
through!!! It cut cleanly at the edges. Thlialde
oHhecycloao's track wares sharp and as well do
Hoed aa a row ol millet; the othor aide was a Utile
lagged, bat not Tory much M. Between these two
tides nothing bat devastation lay. Trees that had
Hood for neatly a hundred years, the largest oaks
snd hickory were soapped off like straws or pulled
op by their roots. Every thing that was high enough
to catch the force of the wlud wss twitted off and
Immense tranks and branches of trees were ptlid
belter skelter over the lace of the earth. I contdat
ano time see two miles up the track of tho storm,
snd such ruin I uerer saw before. Trees and
homes bad been strewn eround like straws, and
wherever I looked I saw nothing bat a aceuo ot
wild disorder and heartrending destruction."
WHIRS THE STORM STkllC*.
"Where did tbe storm struto the Marietta and
Uorlh Georgia road?"
"Ihe atoim struct the track at Tates and extend
ed from their to Jasper, a distance of about threo
/tytff P? STORM
THE COURSE OF THE CYCLONE TRACED.
Showing Its track from Us formation in the Chattahoochee Valley, up to Columbus, Georgls; its separation into two tornadoes across the state, and Its final reunion in South Caro-
llna, and its sweep through North Carolina to (ha ooean.
low did It come up 1"
. was not lit the storm, bull haro had a graphic
ral prion ol It Irom a man who narrowly escaped
t his Ufa it trad been raining a young deluge
lay, and about two o'clock It rained particular-
art. Tho rain came down la the wildest lor-
s and waihcd off the whole lace
the country. Alter that there came
lm and everything was quiet and peaceful,
denly the people of Tatei heard a deep rum-
g sound Ilk. dU ant thundor or an Immense
ertall. Quick u a flash and without a second's
???log the atorm struck them. The trees swayed,
sped and went crashing to the ground. The
sea went oyer and in a h.If. minute???s lime tho
tt little townol Tatei with iu half doseu faml-
had not a house lett standing. Perhaps a town
er was wiped from the face ol the earth
tch short order Tbe Inhabitants were thrown
into the storm and their household furniture,
I, clothing, papen, etc., went flying through
air. Mr. Darnell wu counting money In his
B, and a lot ot It blow away. He calculates
, he loot about forty dollars In greenbuks by
. whiff ot wind.???
THE tCISS IM THK DIAV AKD DUMB ASYLUM.
ie deaf and dumb luatltnte, which Is located
>, presented a cartons scene. The pupils ere u
bt end Interesting a class of children as can be
with anywhere. Their tery>ffilction adds In
st to tho longing questions which can be read
belr eyta One little bine eyed girl with gilden
tea, such en one u would call out the
ile strength of a father's love, stood upon the
rstep, looking longtngiy at the moving clouds,
he vapory shad jwa grew darker It Kerned u U
little beauty's face became troubled. Herrera
never been attuned to the tweet harmony of
Bd; the world wm but k great theater of deathly
ice. Ueraonl had never been pouted out In
muDloa with lather, mother or friend; their
lug tips were but enigmas to her mind. Yet
er heart then dwelt the consciousness that
e mil Ood; that the moving world which she
was bat the tracery ol Bla Do get; that
ewhere beyond the light, behind the clouds,
e wu a concealed console-
which might rente day open her care and ua
'e TrrYtorau, to the greatnese ol Hit love. Aa
don't became denser It seemed to ehatnat
on Into urn c JrereaL hnddealy the rmmblln
Tuesday warn day of storms Id Georgia
No town or city, u far as heard from, escaped
terrific falls of rain or hail and unusually
strong winds. Through this storm ares two
cyclones ploughed their way, leveling torests,
destroying bouses and scattering death on all
aides. It is to outline the coarse ot theso
cyclones that the abovo map is printed.
Of coarse we propose to give only the most
general ontlines, that will indicate the coarse
of the cyclone, by taking lending points at
which they appeared.
We start with tbe cyclone whirling upward
from the gulf, through the Chattahoochee
valley. Below Columbus it divided, and one
column swept westward on Montgomery. It
barely miss.d that city snd caromed north-
of the storm wuabout her; missiles were flying
through the sir; hor eye told herof danger. Fly.
log to her companion!, In her muto way, she com
municated to them her (ears. They stoed In a
group around her srhlto the air grew dark,
lllumlnrd now and then by (harp
flashes of lightning, which drove terror iuto their
souls. They clung around their superiors In piti
ful need of protection. To look upon that scene
of human brings???sweet, bright, little children,
only conKlousof danger from sight, yet deaf to
It and dumb to Its expression; .peaking to each
other from the painful tension of the ey.; thtlr
very facial n.rvo. responding to similar inquiry;
all this was somsthing to brlnq >adnoss to the
hearts of the most caralaa, who prise so lightly the
bletMngs which God bugtv.0 them, and of which
these muto innocents are deprived.
Th. btitnnln la Atebsw..
Rome, Oa., February 21 ???The Courier ol this
morning publishes a special from Ambenon, Ala
bams, which says: The cyclone which passed from
Germania direct to GramvlUe.then through Garhen
up by the factory and by Frog mountain, kilted
people by the sections. Old man Wilson Johnson,
the widow Jones and two ol Lalner l???arker's chil
dren were ah killed, and at least twenty more will
die. No more dead until we get to John aklne.
John Akins???s father, mother aud ono Bister are
dead???died before we oould get them to any home
Think two ot the others wit
die. Dr. Acker???s house, Bill Min-
ton and Bill Browu???a gin and bam all gone. All
the Ackers women and Dr. Face Whits', wlfa .re
badly Injured. Zack Brown and two of his chil
dren were killed dead. Z>ck Brawn wu tom to
pieces. 1 cannot tell half, 1 wu down there ye??
terday evening and helped carry the dead away.
Mules, cows and everything war destroyed. Th.
entire section wu in ruins. Thtre will be at leut
eight coffla. made here to day. John A. Poe wu
left nothing but hts mala. John Akcn has not a
tingle thing loll him on earth tut hla mules, and
we think two of them will die.
a CAIM Or SKDCLOTnES.
Dallu Turner, who realdsa about nln. miles
from town, rrporia that after Tuesday'! storm be
found a considerable quantity of bedding sud fur
niture rcatlercd over hi. farm. Be does not know
where it came from, but it must haro been blown
a considerable distance.
ward, At the foot of the Bed monntain
range it caught tho little village ofOxmoor
and twisted it severely. It then steered oil
from the mountain side, thus giving Birming
ham, six mites off, a narrow escape, and
catching Leeds Skilled aoveral people. Hav
ing veered off from tbe monntain, it wu now
rushing northeast. It swept through Am-
berson, Ladlga, ran a dozen miles south of
Rome, struck Cave Springs, and went south
to Cartenvllle. Here It struck the Kennesaw
heights, ami its course was deflected to the
north, and it went through Cherokee and
Pickens into Habersham, and so on oat of
The other division of tho cyclone struck
Columbus, and went t>> the northeast through
the general track troubled by cyclones before.
Before reaching Ullledgoville it divided again
on thy hills to the southward of that city.
One division went northwest through the
lower edge of Putnam, striking Haddock???s
s .ion, Blount.ville and Humber's. It wont
fit Jasper county and there expended Itsolf
or went out toward Camak and Columbia
county. Tito other division swept south of
Utlledgevllle, barely missing Tennllle, and
striking Davlsboro. It then turned north
ward and left the state through the upper
edge of Richmond snd lower Columbia coun
ty, where it again canto together, and reunit
ing with tho Blue Kidge arm, the whole
cyclone swept on through Rockingham, North
Carolina and out to the ocean.
It must not bo understood that all points
between tlioso marked on tbe mop were struck
by tho cyclone. It is s peculiarity of cyclones
that they bound from the earth at Intervals,
and frequently omit a whole county In their
course. . Our spools!-afispatohs. will show
pretty closely what intermediate points wero
struck, except in neighborhoods remoto from
As to tho map wc print, credit must he
given to Mr. lido Ramsdoll for tho dispatch
with which it was prepared. It was 11
o???clock at night before the courso of the storm
wssgi/en him, At two o???clock the map was
ready for tho press. The work ispuroly a pro
cess of bis own invention.
ltsconne was turned and the cyclone followed the
A CAD INCIDENT.
The death of Mr, Galllard, Is especially aid, hie
wife had Just left home on the|tralato vIbUa friend.
Miss Georgia flight, at AnnUton, Alabama, who
wu ill aod who died yesterday. Tbla good lady
wu called from the death bed of a valued friend to
vtewahomeln utter ruin,aud toucher husband
a mangled corp o.
A N-n . are.
BUmixqham, Ala., February 21.???Sufficient strfg.
gling news of the cyclone continues censing In to
mako It tne genual topic ot conversation. There
are no addition al deaths to report slue* lut nliht.
A negro man at Brock's Gap, during tbe hardest
part of the storm, ran half a mile np th. Lonlsvlll.
and Nuhvlll. track through th. terrible h.U and
rain to flag the down freight train be knew to be
due. The flsggtd train wu coming at foil .pud,
down grade, and in two minute, wc-uld bar.
crashed into the fallen treta, enough.to tear trery
car to place..
Cat* SrsiKO, February 21 ???A gentleman rays:
As I etepped upon my porch at 1:JO o'clock I noticed
miles any In the southwest,! cloud, black Mink,
resembling in shape a school bo)'a lop, and turn-
log at rapid, sremlr glj, a. aver a boy In hU pride
mads hla top to whtrL' The small end ol tbs ina
ne! danced along upon the earth, drawing into It.
fatal vaceuum every hing within fto reach. The
roar, rlollar to a dot-a er more railway trains, was
almost dt-fenlag. In a lew moments onr beautiful
Tillage would have beats a mass of rnlnr. A few
miles away, under the guidance of an unseen hand.
A Itruia lUrjr From Heard.
Newnan, Ga., February 21???Mr. J. 11, 8lm??, who
liven In Heard county, tells a curious cyclone story,
lie was at the house o! W. T. Meriwether, hi*
brotberln law. He says:
"When 1 beard the storm coming I knew what it
war, for I'd been In cjdoLea before. I ran to tho
door and looked out. Tho funnel shaped cloud
was ccmlug, with the lower edges curling, aud as
white as snow. I braced m>self agalust the door,
catching my stster with one hand. Instantly the
wlud caught us. The house was shattered lu a
fla??h, aud wo were thrown to the ground. I was
deafened and stunned. When I came to my senses
the right leg of my breeches was torn off and gone.
And, Incredible aa it sounds, the sole of my right
ithoebsd been wrenched off aud the upper stock of
the shoe bung around my aukle."
"Had the house dlsappaared????
"There was not a trace of It left. The p???aoa where
ft stood wasasdetnas ailaor. There was not a
morsel of food left, not a piece of croekery???literally
nothing. The corn-crib had gone aud the corn
with ll The same was true at Mr. B. F. Grady???s
and Mr Columbus Bird???s. The destitution Is com
plete. Not a stitch of clothlug, food or furniture Is
to be found where two days ago stood happy and
DMtrMtln at Teaalll* sal DavLbsre.
Tknnillk. Ga., February 21.???I have visited Davis
boro aud viewed tbe desolation left on the track of
the terrible cyelone that parsed over the plaoe last
night, and I am not able to give you an idea how
terrible and destructive it was. I never saw so
much destruction In so small a space. Tbe large
warehouse built of brick waa com pie tel v demolish
ed aud some of tbe top waa blown over Into Ogvc-
chee swamp, five miles off. Among the sufferers
are the following: Cornelius Jordan, dwelling
house blown all to pieces and his little boy's leg
broken; his barn also blown down and two mules
killed. Mrs. Kennedy, house unroofed and furni
ture badly damaged; al! of her outhouses blown
away, Including a store house.
AN IKON lira BLOWN AWAY.
I saw an iron safe which the owner said weighed
2,700 pounds, that had been blown away with tbe
store fully fifty feet from where It had stood. Per
sons in the cyclone said that it did not last over a
minute, and maay say not that long.
Mr. McCullers said that be saw the cyclone com*
log. and deeming the bouse be was In unsafe was
about to move his family to tbe warehouse, bat
fortunatt ly did not have time, aa tbe house they
were lo did not blow away, but the warehouse did.
There was asmailhout) not twenty feet square
atandiLg in the track of the cyclone and stratge to
ssy while other houses were entirely destroyed
this small structure Is still standing uninjured.
To-day I saw p- ople who lived miles beyond Da*
rtiboro In the track of tbe cyclone bringing in
goods of all description that they bad picked up.
Tbe loss at DavDboro is variously estimated at from
iM.ooo to iuo am
mole sections of the s'ate. The loss of life and lu tho failing Umbers. Tno damage nod losses
the destruction of property are far grea???or than at about Wlncsboro are calculated by the thousands,
first supposed. It is now estimated that not less
than 80 persons were killed aud moro than 100 In
jured. Iu Newberry county great dsmsgo wss
done. In Chester tbe destruction was vast. Ju
and cannot be correctly atceruined until several
of the neighboring places aro heard from
Seneca, H. C.. February 21??? Reports have
reached hero which indicate that the storm which
Darllugtou a dosen of houses were swept away aud ! passed through Anderson and Newberry counties
nine persons killed. At Kllenton six negroes wero ! yesterday was fearfully destructive to life and
killed, and at fManuliig three children wero crush* i property. At Chappell???s, on the Columbia and
cl boucaih falling walls. In the southwestern sec
tion of the state untold damage wss done to tho
plantations, and several small settlements were de
populated. The In J ary to forests is put calcula
ting, aud thousands of horses, sheep, iwtae and
rnules were killed and Injured. Tho storm left
Bouth Carolina and entered North Carolina near
Rockingham. Great losa of life followed. The
storm wss beyond doubt the most disastrous .cv<*r
known in the south.
Tb* Ua'* I* ***th Carets*:
Columbia, 8. c,, February 21.???.
ports concernlrg the storm are ctming la from re*
THK DESOLATION IN CUKATES.
Charlotte N. C??? February 21.???Advices to the
Obterver from Houth Carolina show that Chester.
8. C??? forty-four miles from Charlotte, suffered se
verely from the storm. The first telegram received
here was to a hardware house, ordering that forty
cases ot tlu be sent immediately to Chester to re-
i place roofs tom away by the storm. The second wu
a telegram to Chief of Police McNincb, requesting
him to send at once as many car pentots and brick
masons as he could find, as they wero wanted to
go to work Immediately, repairing
damages. The third telegram was
special dispatch to the Observer, which
told tho tale of the night's work In the following
language: "A severe storm with hell struck the
msln part of Chester lut night. The damage done
Is great. Tho roofs of the baukand many of tbe
stores were torn entirely off. Tbe BAptlst and Pres*
byterUn churches, tbe Catawba oil mill and many
private dwellings are either wholly or partly demol
lshed. Tbe power and strength of the storm wero
unparalleled. Freight care at the depot were lifted
from the track and set upon tbe platform. Main
street was filled with bricks and rubbish. The
amount of damage cm hardly be es-
tlmatid bow but It can't fall much short o(|.j0,-
000 The Bipust church was demolished; tbe bel
fry of tbe Presbyterian chuch was blown down and
the bell was Id god fifty yards distant; one story
of the oil mlil was blown completely awry, the en
gine wrecked and tbe premises torn up generally;
four bex care were blown from the track and one
of them was lifted bodily upon tbe platform; the
colored Baptbt church was injured: tin Dost
the roofs was found a mile away. The principal
sufferer< among the citizens were: Dr Dave-gs,
Richard Cowar, Lawyer Sanders, P. Natl & Bon
and Charlie Cobb, besides many others Mr. Char
lie Cobb and family were at supper when the roof
of the boosa fell into the sfttl* g r**,m floor.
DEATH AND DISAStVR At WINNIBOBO.
At WiDDsboro. 8. G\, the storm was the severest
ever known. The wind came from th* southwest
and was accompanied by hall, Ilgbtr.log and rain.
Trees were uprooted by the hundreds and fences
were demolished in all directions. It was at a
small settlement thirteen miles from Wlnnsboro
that the severest damage was done. Tbe storm
struck this settlement with terrific force
completely demolishing flften houses
killing three negroes, names noknoan, snd
an aged whltp lady named Mrs. Sterling, besides
wounding reverai others itverely. Tho bouse In
wh ch Mrs. Sterling resided, was torn sll to pieces.
At the time tbe blow came berson and daughter
ware in 'ho bouse with her. They were both
blown out of the bouse end l<xlged In a largo tree
that was bta* ding in the yard, escaping with revere
bruises. Their aged mother was crmhsd to death
Greenville railroad, every house was demolished.
Two loaded ctre were blown CO feet from the rail
road track. Mr.G.D. Bhuford, of this place, wu killed
aud will be brought here to-night. He wu super
intending tbe work on tho new depot. Mr. Crooks
wu killed noar Anderson, 8. t\, and two houses at
that place were unroofed. Timber and fences wero
blown down at a point about four miles south of
this place, but no loee of life or aerloui damage to
property is reported.
When It wu known to-day that Tub Conititu*
tion had gathered particulars of the storm copies
were in demand at 10 cents.
Tk# Wreck at UreklssksM.
Charlotte, N. C., February 21.???Tho Observer
this morning gives fuller details of tho Kocklnghtm
tragedy. It wu at nine o???clock Wednesday mornli g
that a wagon drove lntolhe public square at Rocking
bam with a load of eleven dead bodice, three
vjjiito men and eight colored men. all ghutly with
bloody mutilations. The bodies came from a set
tlement known ei Philadelphia, located two miles
from Rockingham. It wu mostly a negro settle
ment, and contained about twenty five cabins. As
the sun rose upon Philadelphia Wednesday, not a
house wu to be seen. Tbe.trees surrounding tbe
lato settlement weie All uprooted or twisted off at
the tope and carried miles from tho aoene. The
single street of tho settlement wu obllterat
ed by tbe mars of recks, brick, logs, plank, shin
gles, fence rails aud other debris of tbe unfortu
nate village. The ruins of one house were inter
mingled with the ruins of another, end overall
desolation reigned eupremo. Tho storm struck
the settlement shunt 9 o???clock Monday night and
all tbe destruction wu wrought wlibln the apart
of a few minutes. Not a house escaped. The
panic stricken inhabitants rushed out loto tbe
street, only to be blown clear of tbe fifing debris
or to bs knocked down and burled uuder It. It
wu a scene that chilled tbe blocd
with terror. Above the roar of
the cyclone and the crash of Urn
here were heard the volcss of wornea calling their
us bands or children, husbands colling their wives
aud children calling their parents. To moit ??? t
the cries there came responses, but under the
wreckage of the ruined cottages were many whose
lips had been sealed and whose ears were deal to
all earthly appeals. With the terror and demoral
ization naturally attending suck a scene, but little
could be done before day light in the way of search
ing for the bodies, but after dawn a rescuing party
wav organised and search wu begun among the
a ghastly discovert.
One of the first bodies discovered wu that ol a
white man named John Dalkln He wu a largo,
fireby man, weighing 176 or 2C0 pounds and as bis
body was unearthed from tbe debris, a shocking
sight wu revealed. Piercing his abdomoo Irom
???ids to side wu a piece ol splintered Umbras large
around a* a man's leg. Tno timber wu not re
moved bat allowed to remain in Dalktn???a body u
it wu lound until the body wm taken to Rocking
bam. The search wu continued uuill the bodies
ol two more white men and eight negroes wero
recovered. All bore terrible marks,
having broken arms, legs and
ribs, others xna&hed about tho body
aud others whoso heads wero crushed In. The
shocking load wu placed luawogou and c mveyed
to Rockingham. Upon the ???arrival at Rocking
ham, the bodies were tsken out ol tho we con and
laid in a row for Identity. The wagon then re
turned to the rcene ol the disaster for moro bodi.es,
as It wu known that all bad not been recovered
Irom tho ruins. Tho searching party had not gone
over more than half the town, and as a number of
colored people are still reported inUsIng, it Is
thought tbeir bodies will be found under the
portion of the ruins not at that tlmo reached. It Is
believed that the number of tho killed will reach
twenty or moro.
1IOW THE STORM CAME UP.
The center of tho storm lu tbla state struck the out
skin of the town of Rockingham, and with such
sudden fury that the people were unable to esetpe
from Ihelr houses. The buildings were blown
down Into timbers. Some bodies were found
under tho fragments and others were carried by
tho wind 160 to 200 yards. A woman was found
duping to her breMt an Infant scarcely a month
old. Both were dead. Tho bodies of thevlc???ira
were terribly bruts id and out. Tho forco of the wind
wsa such that two mill stones were moved 100 feet.
Chickens and birds were found picked clean ex
cept tho feathers on theli heads. Tho largest trees
wu uprooted, and tho smaller ones had all tho
bart stripped from their trunks. Tho atorm first
mifflo its appearance at 7:30 p. m., coming from a
southwesterly direction from Hamlot, Richmond
county, N. O. Tbo eastern sky was overshadowed
by dark flying clouds tlngod with red, growing
tbloker every mlnuto, aod tho red tlogo
assuming a buo of fire. At 8:30 thcro
was a hoavy fall of raiu and hall, the heaviest of
clouds moving westward. At midnight the iky
wm dazzling red, and at 1 a. m. there was anotbor
heavy fall of rain. Tho killed andwoundod be
long almost exclusively to the poor cissies, and
there will bo suffering and destitution among
the survivors. Ills feared there wu groat loss of
life and property in tho Interior points in the track
of tho storm not heard from. Already 23 dead
bodies have been found In Richmond county, near
Rockingham aud Hamlet
A PITEOUS TALK FROM TOLETON.
from Polk'ou, on tho Carolina Central railroad,
comes ono of tho saddest stories of the devutatlng
storm. Mr. F. M. Gray, of An null county, lived
near Polktnn. Monday night he retired u usual
with his family, but was awakened shortly after
wards by tho timber* of his mansion falling about
his head. In tho twinkling of ati oye ruin sur
rounded him. Ills house wu lifted by tho mighty
whirlwind and shattered along tho track of tho
storm. Mr. Gray, with Ills children, (reaped, but
In the rain tho beloved mother and wifo wu lost.
Her dead body wu picked up near tho sceno, and
tbo train that arrived at Polkton from Wadesboro
brought the cofllu In which her body wu to be In
DESTRUCTION AND DEATH IN CAnARHUR.
In tho neighborhood of Pioneer mills, In Tabar
is county, the storm raged with unparalleled
fury. Mrs. Martha Black, mother of Mr. Black, a
short tlmo ago moved Into her now two-story frame
dwolllng. Shortly after aho retired the howling
winds awakened her and hearing the timbers
eracklng she prepared to live from tbe bouse, but
before sho could get out, the house commenced
tumbling about her head. Mrs. Black???s family also
escaped, but all were Injured by thft
falling timbers. Mrs. Black, who Is
an old lady, wu qulto aorleusly hurt. About
amllofrom Mrs. Black???s Is the homestead of Mr.
???Monroe Lewis. All of Mr. Lewis' outhouses were
blown away, but bis dwelling houso withstood tho
storm. In tbo ssmo neighborhood five dwilling
houses wore demolished. Near Mrs.-Blaek's houso
a negro cabin wu'swept completely away, and the
negro woman who occupied it was killed, her body
being horribly mashed. Her name It unknown.
The brunt of tho storm passed Just to the south
of Cbarlotto. giving that portion of tho suburbs
known as Logtown a lively brush, making a hard
effort to carry several small cabins along with It.
One old negro man wu quietly dozing by hU fire
place, when tbe house suddenly moved off h aving
him seated In bis chair. Tho falling shingles and
boards and lop cncompas*ed him round ato.ut,
bat he came oat of tho wreck triumphant aud with
out a single bruise.
THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.
About fifty lives wero lost In North Carolina by
tbo rccont cyclone, and a equal number of persons
ae ro Injured.
Birmingham, February 22???'Tho Georgia Padflo
railroad ran an excursion train to Leeds??? to day to
allow tbo cHlssna en opportunity of vlewlug the
results of tbe cyclono. A large crowd went out,
and for tbo first tlmo realised the fearful devasta
tion of tho country. Nows now comes that every
member of tho Poole family suffered death. Mrs.
Poolo died yesterday, and a little baby (her child,)
wu blown away and has not beeu dbcover d.
Tb us a family of fivo wero swept out of existence.
Tbo boy who attends tho watef tank m-i*rL 'eds
wu blown two hundred yards, and ever niuco hu
beer, a raving maniac. No hopca aro held of a res
toration of hlsmlrd.
Macon, Ga., February 23.???Macon wu vMted by
a revere wind early this morning. The telegraph
wires between Macon and Savannah w?? re b:owu
down. Private letters received hero stf to that ??? very
houso on R. C. Humber's placo, Putnam county,
was demolUhed In tbe recent storm. Ills property
Ih iv.oou 'I niac moil* were killed on
Ills place When bis residence blow down the
wind caught up 1^00 of greenbacks In bis bouse,
scattered tho money over the fields and w >od a.
Evory dollar wu found and returned to Mr. Hum
Tuomaston, Ga., February 23???A considerable
gale ptased over this place this morning at one
clock, blowing down fences, trees, etc, but doing
no other damme as far m heard from. IVople ar??
: t kt.t -:r .t'j *.* * |. 1'- Mr W J MrCullu. one of
our merchants, and who has had tome expeitooce
In ryvtours. commer ced vest rd- y on hU pit,
wblcn bo is having dug six feel deep and fi ve wide
a fxkacueb???s locomotion.
CHARLESTON, 8. C??? February 23??? Near Midway,
colored preacher uamed Martin Mingo, 200
poandi weight, wu lifted up out of bed by the
wind, carried 3U> yards and laid dowu, slightly
BALLS OP KIRK.
JsrrfwoN, Ga ., February 23???The negroes ar
very much excited about the calamity that hu
befallen them. Their description of the
Vivid, ,Tbey ray it rushed over them with the
liotHi of heavy thunder, and that the air was full
of balls of fire. It'anted only a moment aud th-u
!umi' lba wilhErc * 1 iatJ ' Tb0 bail fell In great
THE WRECK OP THE WIND.
Birmingham, Ala., February 22???Tbe Age gives
vevcral Incidents, illustrating the force of the cy-
hou??e near the section house, and they m*ire pi" 'a
up ihs houso and. lauded nearly fifty-
yards . np tho hill ou the north
side of tho railroad. The house was Ue
molished. but neither of the i
handcar was blown bcmm the track near the sec
tion boa??es and one pair of wheels c*irrl???d away,
nno> e ktiows wrier**. Of thu fife bead of cattle
left dead at Letd* reverai did not belong in th*
Immediate settlement where they lauded, aud
tnere are m*uy cotJectureH as ro where the cy
clone Licked them up A wood-workliigappara o*,
tbiuK like a brace for bitu, that ??o one about
Leeds had ever se
cyclone first stru
tlu remsikable c
deiful was at the house o
sides Ur. Roof's family ihirt-
school nckr, and tnelr te??<
took refuge i*i hluhouv*. 1
away u> the floor buuinon**
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