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A moat terrible wind storm, lasting four hours, passed over the entire State of Oregon and the adjoining territories, and left ruin and destruction everywhere. In this city the damage to houses and other property amounts to SIOU,UW. The Bremer saloon was blown over, killing Henry Henrichs instantly. JackA) Donnel had his leg broken. At LaßTonner, Washington Territory, a tree fell on the school-house, killing two children and severely injuring two others. The railroads were stopped, and the wires have been down until to-day. Umatilla is said to have been nearly blown away, the wind reaching a velocity of nearly eighty miles an hour.. Roads in the country are impassable on account of trees lying across them. It is feared that many lives have been lost among the localities. The most serious accident in this vicinity occurred about three miles from this city. The house of Henry Becket was struck by a tree. His wife, with » child, rushed out, and the child was struck by the limbs of the falling tree and killed In its mother’s arms. The husband was a short distance from the house, having been knocked down by another tree, with his log broken.—“ Portland (Oregon.) Dispatch ” Jan. 13.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 79, 27 March 1880

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A TERRIBLE WIND STORM. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 79, 27 March 1880