--House Destroyed and Five Persons Injured.
--About 12 o'clock yesterday the large two-story frame building, forty by one hundred and sixty feet, then being completed at Camp Winder for the C. S. Government, by Messrs. Green
, was blown down and completely demolished by a heavy flaw of wind.
The building was designed for the use of the matrons and surgeons at that camp, and was being hurried to completion by the contractors, who had a large number of hands employed in the building.
When the storm came the chimney, four feet through, was shaped off like a pipestem, and the wind, sweeping through the open windows, seemed to lift the superstructure from the foundation and topple it over, seriously injuring five or six persons inside the house, those on the roof escaping all harm.
Mr. Wm. Yateman
, the foreman, received a severe cut on his head and painful injuries to his legs.
Mat, slave to Dr. Chas
, of Farmville
, had his skull fractured; Monroe
, slave to the same gentleman, had his legs injured; Douglass
, slave to Mr. James Epps
, was badly cut in the face; and two servants, owned by Dr. Layne
, were severely bruised and crushed.
's loss by this disaster is heavy, but they are not the men to give back for misfortunes.