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A TERRIFIC CYCLONE.

DAMAGE IN THE NARRABRI

DISTRICT.

LOSS OF LIFE.

A MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING.

HOUSES DEMOLISHED.

BUSINESS PREMISES WRECKED. MANY BUILDINGS UNROOFED.

DETAILS OF LOSSES.

NARRABRI, Saturday.

Olio of tho most severo cyclones-almost equal lo that of lost year, when it nils ostini itcd that £1000 w orth of damage w as done-passed 01 or tho tow n this ni toi noon Iho wcithci throughout (ho da j was oppicssivo and tho sky oioicast About j 40 p ni there nero india tions of a severo storm in tho nest, and lightning ncconvpauied by he ivy chips of thunder, followed almost imincdi itely Tho residents bceamo alarmed, and windows doors, o-c , wore socurcli fastened down, preparations being mudo for

tho worst

Immense clouds of dust w ero notice 1 coming from thciicst und the i ) nmg of (ho wini md tho icils of Ihiiudei almost nudo m inj of Iho residents jinnie

stricken some pcoj le taking refuge in pi ices that they cuiitidcrcd were tho saicst

When tho full force of tho storm reached tho tow ii it carried before jt almost overy concoivablo article that was movable Hail fell willi terrific forco, and ram amounting to almost 00 points fell within a short

space of time

Houses wero unroofed, some bemg completely levelled to tho ground

HIE RESIDENTS ALMOST PANIC

STKIOKLN

1 ho storm only lasted about flvo minutos Peoplo ivoro almost pamc-stneken At the northern end of tho town many places sufforcd considerably, in some instances only chimneys being left Plus portion of tho town also sufforcd tembló damage during the cyclone of 1809

Mr E Kooney's rcsidonce, a four roomed cottage was completely wrecked, also his dotnehed kitchen

and Btorc

Mr W I Ground s residcnco of foin looms suffered considorahlj, tho roof being blown off and tho furniture destroye 1 Iho fencing, outhouses, Ä.C , wore ulso blow n down

Mr 1 Nutiou's residente sufforod considerably, all tho windows being Binushpd and tho outhouses

blown down

Mr r Tnbo's placo was damaged to a f rcat ox tent, the verandah bein,* comjiletcli earned an ay The whole of tho structure v. us twisted a good deal

Mr A Tindall'« jircmiscssufforcd considerably, tho doois being completely blown awaj

Mis Knight s had a roof blown off, and her fnrni

turo n ns ruined

A house, tho property of Mr G Smith, was com plctelv demolished, besides many trees ni tho

street

Mr Henry Pi nott suffered tho loss of a chimney a verandah Â.C Another place belonging to the samo pel son was complote]} unroofed tho chimney and kitchen being levelled to tho ground

A hayshed of Dr Scgol ivis blowu dow n Ncailj all of the telegraph jiusts anfl wires at this jioi tion of

the town nero also blown flown

Mr II Ü Spencer had the roof of his house blown off, damngo to tho pnv ito residcnco and shop being estimated at AliO A good deal of fencing ii as also destroyed

Mr E W Cairington s «toro sufforcd consider- ably , tho windows being broken tho verandah blown down, and most of tho stock ilestr >yed

Mr 1 W Tranter s business premises and stores suffered to a great extent The roof ii as blown off both places The estimated damage m this case is

£100

Mr T rardill, giocci, hud the n indows of his premises smashed, the roof was partly takon off, and considerable damage w as dono to tho stock A house on the opposito side of tho street was almost com pletclj ii reel ed, tho loof and verandah being de

mobshed '

Tho w oikshops of Messrs Boake Brothers, coach builders, nero blown down, sei eral sulkies and bug-

gies being destroy ed

Mr H Panton s residence suffered considerably The chimneys and tho roof nero blown down

Mr II Locke s bl icksmith shop was partly blown down and his private residcnco nos unroofed

DAMAGE IN TOWN

In Narrabri propel a good deal of damage was done Mr T Y Coleman s shop, i two story building in Maitland street li 11 the roof corupletelv blown away The windows m tho shop were smashed, and considerable damnje nos done to the

stock

Iho roof of Mi M Hardy's business jiromises ii as takon off The old buildings at the side of Mr C Wall s Commercial Hotel wero completely unroofed Mr J Turner s stables wero unroofed and Mr E H Wall's premises weio partly umoofed

Tho Commercial Hotol occupied by Ml W Con- way had tho roof partly remove 1, und the chimney blown down the estimated damato being £15J

The windows in tho local post oflico wore blown in Mr W II Colemnn s hotel also suffered con- siderably, tho stables at tim rear being blow n down

Tho goods shed at the local railway station was Mown down and a couple of trucks were icmovcd

from tho rails

Mr S Fnulkmer s premisos n ere damaged con-

siderably

Reports fioni the outlying uishicts aro not yd to hand The telegraph bues ulong the railway line on the eastern side of the town aio blown down and grcatlj danuged

A MAN SiRUOK BY LIGHTNING

Mr W Herbert, a man employed hy Mi E H Wall, nas 1 tiled neal Narrabri hy lightning

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