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a chimney fill~iig in upon them.
One of the children, itis fea'ed, is
The st orm at Moun tain Creek was al
So very severe, the brick .clrch being
ufnroofed1 and seriously damaged. We
have been unable ( get d(iItiOla par
t ic'lars from this section.
Two houses on Liberty 1ill were
While the' storm was lit. its height. 2
gentlemen were rirling horseback on
South Main st reet. near the mnile post.
When they were blown fioin their ani
mals, falling ten or fifteen feet away.
The above details are only a part of
the terrible work of the'storm. At
pre-sent we~ Cannot, make anly estituate
of the damuage done by the storm, bi t
enough has Eeen heard to carry the
losses conisiderahly up1) inth Ihe tlhots
A letter received by the News from
Anderson on the 22d says: 'There is
some sickness among the people made
homieless, eaused by ("Xposire, but all
wants are Provided for and no hl1p is
(From the Charlotte Observer.)
At Winnsboro, S. C., thler storm was
tIesev'erest ever known. It. was at a
:maili settlement thirteeni miles fioni
there that. the. severest daiage was
dlone. The storIII struck this settle
ment wit hi t errific force, completely deI
m1o1lihing fifteen houses, killing trlC(e(
negroes, and an aged white 1ldy,
mmed Sterl ing, besides wouiing so'
veral others severely. The h1 se ill
which Mrs. Sterlinig resided was torn
:all to pieces. At Ihe time t h . blow
* ame her son and daughter were in th
house witlh hr. They were both blown
out of the house adii log(ied in a tree
-talnding in the yard. escapilig with se
vere blises. Th 1ir aged mother wa
er11n1)led to dea(th inl Il h falling t imberls.
The dlunage% and losesabut Winnsl
horo are (clclatedi by lh' t himsaIlds.I
buit canl not he c!orrieetly, asc (ertained
un1til Several (f the neihi'omring places
a re heard from.
The t.own of Chester, S. C., forty
tour miles from Charlotte, oi the c. C.
& A. Itailroad, suiffered severely from
he st orml. 1 elports rce'ived1 moret*'
han conftirmed the intimnationi. TIhe
Ii rst t elegramI) reeed 'e hiere was to( a
hardw are house, ordoerinig t hat forty3
eases of t in bie seilt imimediately to~
hat point to r(lace roofs torn away
by the storm. Thle second was to the
'lhief of poli u. Mc N iich, request ilog
him to Send( .it oinee as maniy (arpen
lers am131 brick masons as he could find.
as~ they were w'anited1 to go to work im
mediatly rpilring the damages, Th--'
thIird' waV;s a1 sp)eial dlispa;tch to the Oh
(!erver w~hich was post(ed (1n at buillEtiln
board in front of the otlice. :itii which
wias read1 by cro)w(s duI ring I he whole
forenooni. It. told( the tale of iih night.'s
work im the folowinig lantguauge : "A
sev'ere st orm, with ha ,il, structk the
mai part of (Chester la--t n ighlt. 'lTe
dlainage donew was greait. Thie roof% 'f~
the bank and(1il~ mn of thle . Itores were
Presb~yterian e hurches, t he (Cattawbha
oil mnill and1 Imny pirivate dwellinigK
ar me either wholly or paitly demoliishedl.
Freight cars at t he dlepot were liftod
fromi the4 traA4 anid set uipont the plait
form, Main street is illled with brieks
andl enuhbisl 'r'ha am to ama.'
can't fall much sh)rt,-of $30,000.1
A letter receIved last.night fron Mi,
C. C. Hlorton, gives additional parltcu.
lars of the blow iII Chester. The Bapt
ist chulr'ch was completely demlolished;
the belfrey of the Presbyterian church
was blown down and the bell was
lodged fift' yards (istanlt; oie story of
the oil mill was blown completely away
the eniginie wriecked anid tll premises
toni' 11) generally; foIr box cars were
blown from the track and one of them
was lifted bodily Ilpon the p'atform;
the Colored 1:llptist chtn-eh was injured;
tin blown f Ioit the r'oof!4 was found a
mile away. Charlie Cobb anl family
were at supper whenlOl te roof of the
house fell into the setting room floor.
Thie wires of t h:! Westera Ulnion tel
egra,,ph coinlpaniy were all blown down,
but the wires of the Sont'i hril companly
(eca ped, :nni all (1ring yesterday were
laden wilb) <ispatele.- telling about th
storimt and (nllilg for workmnen.
The Westernti Uniion telegraph lines
on Ie ( '. C. & Augusta road, are very
nea ( st troyed. Bet ween Chester and
Rock lill, twelity-Seven poles are
down at one place. Near ( h-ster,
where seven o(f I he poles were prost ra
ted, the C. 4'. anid A Igi ista passenger
train ran into a num titiber' of them and
got a terrible I:ngle with the les and
wires. 'I'heI htea(liglt to the enigiie
w as brolIke to peisi Iit nto o hr damn
age was!- donle. II'ost rate po l(s a1111
tanlded w ire f.irl y st re w t Ie raiL - I
At lI)arli!gton . Il, the storm tore
:I at h 150 ya: I s n 1z% i d( thlog I h
Soutlhern poltion of 'isle town where
the houlse wer'- not th.1ekly hm'It . IR
W. Boyd's res'idlelce was blown ('eutir
!v awa anIId hIa h1imsel If painII ill ,y
brhised. A clOored nian and woman
ill lin 4 L y'd w4e- re b1otI killed. A h itfse
OCVenil- by Mr. White and wife wa
destroyed Mil both o'cnp. killed.
TIhe resie'hite of (hal'h Edwards waS
._wept away, :nld hi!s w\if(. killed. T wo
e e iving n Iea I lIe depot w\.er4,
blo away wit h1 their house amd II tr.e
not been seen since. 11. W. E Iwards
lost all his bans and)( out h-mtses. Thbe
llptist chore'h. althou)lgh "dir'ectly in
lhe path of thle tornado, was uninjurii
ed. Tlhe woods5 arei full of bro(kent tim
bers, fuarnitumre, hbllin~g. &othiing. etc.,
bhu~i amon~ug thle pro~t'stae, twi'4tedl
and4. br'ok(en trees. Six pe.rsons~ are kill
Tw'~o perst'ons areQ repor'tedh to hiave
b~een killed near Mannuing. Cilarendlon
'ohunty'. a ml4 a iomniiher of bt mtses ando
hiouses 'vere blowni down~ an~d their' oc
('nmhaaut , in jured in Lexington, bumt thme
t'rm <-eems (t't o haveU beeni comFparative
ly' weak there.
lIn Newberry county the wind had
its full st i'engt h. Itz 'siek C;happel's
D~epot soonbt after -ix o'clock destroy
inmg eory buibuling there dumrinig thme five
wer'te in t he lid'aee :inul allh were inmjuredl,
Mir. M htford, whI o was at w~ork on t he
ne 'w depot, aml14 a c'olor'ed child bring
On thle obl G arlingfon place, niear'
New berry, o(Cenp ~ied( by3 Ge~orge J1ohni
~tone, a house and barn blewv down;
at1 Mienjah Suber'sand D. A. Dilckert's
there wa~s still greater damrage, St.
Mat tew'sT.Lt heran chmurch was llown
dovn; mld aill hog Bra i
sPetionI there fs a se te.n of idlve
!Vreek. Sevetal large fies.Were petj
Iin that country on Tuesday night by
parties who reachod Ne wberry on Wed.
'Mr. Shut~ford, who wva. killed ait
Chappel's, recemtly livedl at Seneea
City. Six loaded Cars onl the traclk
there were blown forty feet and
Golighitly, a settenelt in Spartant
hirg, 8 miles northeast of the Court
[louse, was practically destroyed soon
after sitniset. Josh Harris' residence
was upset and burned, atnd his mill
blown down; Dr. Dean's resideitce
was iu n roofed anld his barn (lestroved.
Several persons were injured and twc
are reported killed. J. C. LeC is bad
ly luitt, and a young man named Fow
A t lh'adley, Ab)eville county, a wINN,
town on the A .gu]ta andi KioXvill
R1ailr-oad, the IBaptist ch-trech was torls
to pieces, a new school building blown
downi, Wvatson & Baker's carriageCShop
lest royed. ). Lig)otn's (Iwelling blown
down, his wife probably fatally inl.
jilred and a lit ttle daughter of Vincent
riflln seriously hurit; all of Gen. Brad
1ey's outbuildings vere blown down.
the loss is estinou(I.ted at 15,000. At
PhEnix, oi the saune road. W. II.
Stalworth's r-esidence was blown down
and burieil, hisldest <bghter perish
inig inl thle ll.nnes, andi othemeieS
of t family heingu sever-lely inijured.
Several C()lored persois are reported to
b-ive been killed at this place. has. M
BunIiett lost. his house, h! and his wife
wa.. badly hurt.. Alhost all the catt.le
an11d stock ill this sectiont was destroy
.At Jackson's Stat ion. which i.; soime
six mliles from Ellienton, Aiiin, very
many Ii.mIiSes vere ldestroyl and five
colored persons killed. Two colored
woIe1) wet're Also killed by falling
houses near the sino placce. A colored
mant onl J. 1P. Ilankin.son 's paiace was
blown :300 yards and instantly killed,
his b)ody beinig horribly manlehd. Two
of his children were also) killed.
Ever-y hoiuse on N . Z. Felder's place
near1 Bamber('Ig wast dlestroyed at ('eeven
o'clock at nuight, no ()th 'r duaage b~e
ing repor'ted fr'om that nleighbIorhood.
The storm .swept th Iroutgh L~ancaster'
county un roofing hous1es and destrmoy
ing timber itn a track from one to two
mile's wide. Several persons aire re
ported to have beeni klied.
Tlhe 'Union T1imes says :'"A terrifie
torn ado) paIssed over the 1lowe r sect ion
of this (counity3 last Tluesday niight, do
ing considerable (damage to houses,
fences anid other1 pr'opetrty. On Maj.
Steedmatn's farm, near' Simsvillhe, we
lear'n it blew over the tenant houses.
w~ountded two colored men and( injured
two mules. It carried dlestrucelti to
ev'erything in, its way, bitt the full dec
t..ils of the mischief it dlid, havec not
reached us as yet. Tlhe following ex.
t raet taken fr'om a let t ('r received here
on the 70th, says:
"A cyclone st'iuck P' P llamilton's
place yesterday about 6 o'clock, and
blew dJown the dlwelling, kitchen, sta
bles, and every tenant house on t he
place. It also blew (down every houise
on John Wix's place, every house on
the lowr' end of WV 1T JeterNs nhe
inid evory hohse on. kIss Elma jete'
PJV Cl endon emtnty huge cypress
st~t~ps were torn up by the roots ant)
hurled to long distances, and many
persons wounded and two killed arje
Five deatis of colored persons are
reported from A iken county.
EDGEFIELD COUNTY, S. C.
In townships ilibler and Gray,
eight miles east of Troy, onl the A
gust a and Knoxville Railroad, it de
molished all the buildings, including
five or six negro dwellings on the ol(
Cheatham place, but no one was seri
ously hurt. Crossing the Longcaemii
road all, the buildings oin the Win Rush
place oecupied by Mr. Stone were de
stroyed. Near this place a son of Sel.
ator Callison, who was travelling on
the road, stopped to take refuge in the
hoise of MI Minor, but before he reach
ed the house was caught by a falling
tree ant se:-iouisly crushed, but will
some two miles of timber, theni struck
the farm of J. N. Rush and left only
his dwelling standing. J. P. Cook's
pflae was next, and only his dwe lling
and barn are left. All his outbuilding.
and laborers houses were leveled to t It
earth. Bold Spring Ba ptist chrebi, a
large an i re c Ietly rep-a1jired frame
hImele, standing in the fintest grove i)
the couilt y, was next struck. The soutt
end, with the roof-joist, rafters, &c..
was hurled ag.ainst the adjaceit treew''
:md dashed into S)1linters, one heavy
piece having been driven into thle
grouild at least 3 feet, nmore than a 10(l
.vards dist a:it from th foundatioi and
floor. which was not mOved. The sid
walls burst and fell on either side with
ott being mueh injured.
Near the chtrch Sonator Calliso:
has a saw-ill in the course of erect ion,
which was not much daima.tged, but thite
teteinent houses on his plantation near
by were all blown down, and one i
gro was killed by the faulling tiIber-.
William Alton's dwellinlg and all his
outbuildings we r next in the path If
di'stt uetion, but hl i h)>1se blew away
ami1( left his family of five personis on
the floor unih irt. Col. Qitattlebanoa
and .J. Hi. Miller lost their outbuildidg<
and their (himnmeys, bit thieir dwel
ings remained intact. J. N. Cleggr lost
houses. Theire thle wife and one chibli
of Mr. Powell were badly hurt with
the timbers of their b >IISe. A t thi
place is the post4 oUIle, "Rosa,'' and( a
store kept by Alton & Stalmaker, which
was entirely destroyed. Much of th airi
goods were blown for hunitdreds oif
y'ard1s, andl perhaps for miles, Over the
country. TIwo young men, H~ollins
worth and Luguire, who were in the
store. werec so stunn~ed as to be ulncon
seilons, and were covered in the debris.
When a n)eigh'bor came, an hour after
ward. lhe found that fire fromi a stove
had caught the floor and burned it.
thbrough. andl woul have soon reached
where kerosene ol hadu been) overturn
ed. Hie was able to put out the 1ire,
get help and carry the young men to
Mr. Clegg's where bo0th were restored
to consionMsness, but one is still in a
eritical condition. A timber eart and
a wagon loadled with cotton, were
hurled, broken badlv. hundred~of feet