Great Blizzard of 1888
Tlie forcii.lc if not elegant vocabulary of pogtt \MB supplies ths phrases which will. perhaps, h. st, rcv.ni to thc popular imagination thc effect of the ?torm that -fatted New-York yesterday. N'*w i'ork was simply " knocked out,'1 " i>sirnl\ zed," md reduced to a condition of suspended nni natfon. Trudie was practically stopped, and business shendened The elevated railway ser? vice broke down completely, but not without supplying a tragedy to the history of the tiny; the ItUSi Utrg were valueless; the suliurhan rail -viijs were blocked, telegraph eoaananieatlons won eat; tbs Kxchaages * I i.i aeibing; tho Mayor iidnt visit, his ollii'i*; thc city was left to run Itself; chaos reigned, nnd the proud, l>oa-tful -nctropolis uas reduced to the condition of a primitive seth mont The wind and tl.e* snow did lt all. There luce been before iu New-York wind.-, that have howled louder and sped Baste, and snow? falls hsa-riet and deeper; bal neves before, not rven in the memory of that most astute disciple of Ananias?** ths Oldest inhabitant'? buck a terrific Contblnatioo of wind and miuw.