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A Terrific Gale

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Tlirilling in the extremo, says tho Boston Post, ruust have been tho luto gles in Denmark, os they wero terrible to the poor peeoplo who, with scarcfcly moraents warning, were ovrrwhelmed by the forces of tho Baltic laahed into mad fury by tho relentless winds bebind. For two centimes past no such lamen tablo storm nnd inundation have been known in tbat reprion as that of last month. At Copenluigen the tret'3 on tht town tralla and in the parka were Beized by tho wind and sent üying like chaff, tnoagh tho effect of the storm in the capital was etherial iiiildness compared to tlio modness of the elementa in other sections. Iluinminpen, a low-lyin península witb numerous houat'3 and farm lands, was swept away cntirely ; every pprson drowned und erery farm destroyed. The first nppearance of the wares is described as lookicg likothat of a " wliite thing" seen afar off ubore the crests of tho sca ; it carao onwnrd vrith dreadful swiitness, foaming, hissing, tnmbling and roarinji, and then the terrified peopl saw tbat it was i 6erips of waves. Tlie poople rssayed to By, and almost instantly were lifted from theirféet and swept mward wilh tho wavrs, wliich rushed over the meadowt and fertilo fieldo, converting fcbiiSt OTitfutt VllO"ïlTiS'YlieriTI'iTii5f'nbMfièiï samo moiirnful story of livos lost, house dostroyed and lands rondorod uiitit for cultivation by the dolus-e of salt water.


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Michigan Argus