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The Georgia Cyclones

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la i'i.i.) Oor. Loui i r Journal.) The receñí cyclone whicb passcd over tbis región was the most a ful eer )n-iril ot' iu 1 1 10 United States. 1 have l)cen alonga pórtion oí Un track, and, having just returned, will endeavor to givo tlio readers of youv paper an account oï it. Jt orossed tho Chattahoochie Biver from Leo couuty, Ala., and entered llarris county, Ga. From tbence it passcd through tho . coiinties oí' Talbot, Opson, Monroe, . Iones, Hulrtwiu, Hancock, Warren, McDuffie, and Columbia. It orossed the Savannah Biver flfteen miles aboye Augusta, ontered Edgeíield couuty, 8. (!. , passed tlirough Bamwell, Lexington, Bichland, Sumter, Marión, and Horry counties oí that State, and finally raa into tlic Al lanl ie. Oeeao off the coast of North (Carolina. A second cyclone, preciaely at the same time, seeined to have forme d tin's side of Müledgeville, crossed tho Ogeeohee river fiítees otiles below the vil) of Mayfield, in Hancock couuty, and passing tlirough tílascock and the lower edge oí líichnioud, croased tho Bavannah twelve miles below Augusta, into Beech Island, H. O., and from thenee ran due eaet into the Atlantic As I mis nl'mg the nortliern ono of these oyelosee, I will more particuliu ly describe that. The two were exactly alikc in sizo, shape, color and dovastation. They were both the most terrible visita tions ever sent by Providence apon the Staten of Geergia aad Houth Oarolina. The cloud was, in color, iuky black, hall' a milo high, half a mile wide, was cyliudiical in shape, aiid travoled very i much like a revolving barrel coming end foremost. It was ilhuninod with phosphoresconl light, and momentarüy would glitter as il' 1,000,000 matches had been ignited in it. It was accompanied by a coutinuous roariug Round, as of 500 cannon iu the decisivo moments of a pitched batÜe. Tho lira vest man ever bom could neither have feit, Keen, nor haard it, with calmiH ;.i. There was a foroe and a poWer; a sublimity and grandeur about it vuinatural, awful, wnolíy üs own. But a thousand incidente are related showing that tho hand of Providenoe was in it - that il ■:■ governed bj laws as regular and immutable au ís the san. It traveled from west to a liltle north of due east, going m straight as a crane or a caniMin ball (iuld fly. It passed Ibe Sítate of (íeorgia in exactly threo hoiirs, traveling at the rateof tifty-three miles per hour. ï'ho whole number of killed in Georgia will Qot l'all below 300, and the wounded reach 1,500. Tlirough Carolina the devaatation and death wre equaiTj ae great. The soufcb ern done oroesed the Savannah at Fury's Ferry, sunk the boat, Btruck the llaiilati"ii of Mr. Foreman, toro il to pirres, and killed and wounded a great inaiiy on it. From thonce forward to the oeean the accounts aro as terrible and as appalling. On the Ith of Apiil, 1804, n. ia but a few days ol' seyenty ene years, a greal storm like thifl oame ap from Üie direotíon of l"lv oounty, and passed igh Hancock, Warren, and mond, croseing the Savannah liftcoi I miles above Augusta. There aro a fow people nmv living who remember it, and plenty have been told by theii patenta of it. ]t wüb doscribed in the Augusta Chronicle, All accounts agreed thftt it wafl iUuminated by the saine strange lipflat a the last one. No one was killed by il.


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