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MINNEAPOLIS ALSO STRUCK—
FIVE PEOPLE DEAD.
Fierce Storm Swooped Down on City
at 9 O'clock at Night—Lasted 15
Minute*—Large Numbers of Build
ing* Demolished and High Bridge
Across River Destroyed.
St. Paul. Minn.. Aug. 21.—Five are
reported to | )( - dead, two score morn
injured and property loss estimated to
roach 12,000,000 as the result of a
fierce tornado thai swooped down on
the city shortly after H o'clock Satin
day night. The i noli theatre was
demolished; (| 1( . Empire theatre ruin
ao; the higb bridge, an Immense struc
ture crossing the Mississippi at a
height of 200 feet, was almost totally
dual roved, and 200 buildings are more
or less damaged.
it was reported thai the House of
the Good shepherd, a Catholic Institu
tion, was wrecked and 26 injured
Disaster at Minneapolis.
A report from Minneapolis says that
a flat building was blown down and
many people injured. The property
damaged at Minneapolis is said to
have been nearly as great as in St.
The storm was of short duration,
lasting not more than 16 minutes. The
devastation it wrought was terrific.
The wind, according to (he govern
ment observer, below SO miles an hour,
coming from the southwest. Buildings
were unroofed and fronts blown in, the
cellars being flooded by the rain, that
came in great waves along with the
Live Wires Down.
Ble< trie wires were prostrated, and
many persona were Injured by contact
with electric light and trolley wires.
Practically every building on the
north side of K:ist street is wrecked.
The Habe-Hursl block, ;it Beventh and
Wacouta streets, was unroofed, and
the Economy department store was
damaged to the extent of $20,000. The
front wall of the building occupied by
Lindeke, Warner & Son, wholesale
furriers, was shattered, and the stock
and fixtures damaged to the extent of
thousands of dollars.
William Donaldson & Co.'s big de
partment store in Minneapolis was
badly damaged. Tbm loss U said to be
$300,000. / _
l^ivr rejoin fro^TiKinneapolis jtre
to tbe effec^tjbat thSff wap no one( In
the building^ killed, but many were in
The Pioneer Tress building, a 11
story steel and brick structure, was
considerably damaged. The windows
on the top Boon were blown in and a
number of printer! at work in the
composing room were seriously out
by Hying glass. The Western Union
Telegraph office on the eleventh floor
of the Pioneer Press building was
flooded. An Immense skylight was
crashed to powder and the court in
the center of the building was filled
Killed and Injured.
The killed in St. Paul were:
George Weton, killed in Tirol) the
I-Awrenee V. Howinaon, fireman on
Northern Pacific, killed in Tivoli the
A partial list of the Injured:
O. E. Clare, cut and bruised; will
Thereson Kent, actress. Tivoli the
ater; badly cut and bruised.
Sadie Kenny, actress, Tivoli; hands
cut and head bruised.
Polly O'Neill, actress, Tivoli; hip
and body bruised.
John Johnson, piano player at Tivo
li; badly cut and bruised; serious.
Kitty Larson, actress at Tivoli; will
John Hammond, injured about the
body; not serious.
William Arno, seriously injured on
bouy and internally.
William Lindsay, skull fractured;
Ole Swanson, hit on head by falling
plank; probably fatal.
Theodore Switzer, blown from wag
on; seriously injured.
Mrs. Robert Boringer, caught in col
lapsed house in l^afayette avenue; in
jured internally; may die.
Clarence Strong, machinist; hand
Jonn Dugan, newspaper man; badly
cut about head by flying glass.
About 100 residences in various
parts of the city were injured to more
or less extent.
The tornado came as a climax of a
day of humidity and warmth.
Death to 16 persons and destruction
to property, both private and public,
estimated in round numbers at $1,000,
--000, was the result of a tornado which
tore down the valley of the Mississippi
from a poiiu near the confluence of the
Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, near
Fort Snelliug. At about that point the
fury of the elements seemingly divert
ed, and with a roar descended on the
twin cities and their environs.
He Was Shot
From the Bushes
St.Marie*, Idaho, Aag. 24.—The de
liberate assassination of Ed Boulley on
the trail between Marble creek and
Mica creek, is shown by late reports of
the killing Saturday. First reports
were that N. Lindsay had been killed
with him but Lindsay escaped with a
bullet through hiH arm.
Boulley ami Lindsay were accused
of being claim junipers, and feeling
has been running high against them.
About two months ago Boulley was
shot and wounded in a Himilar case,
and his companion at that time was
Lindsay gives the following account
of the shooting:
"Boallej and I were at the creek
gettiog water, and Boulley was stoop
ing oret to take a drink, when I heard
the report of a gun and he fell over on
"1 tiia for the trees, and while run
ning a bullet struck me in the arm.
Not a soul could be seen anywhere, the
shots coining from a thick brush.
From behind a tree, I saw 1(5 bullets
pumped into Boulley's prostrate body. "
All parties supposed to have any
knowledge of the affair are reticent,
and an effort will apparently be made
to shield the murderer or murderers,
and the officers can count on little aid
from the settlers.
Marble creek flows into tin- St. Joe
15 miles above the head of navigation.
The offioen who went to the scene
will have to cover that 15 miles in a
large dugout canoes, which are poled
over the swift water. It takes a day
of hard struggle with the swift current
to cover that distance.
The trouble that culminated in this
tragedy has been brewing for months.
Enticed by the fine timber, many set
tlers have gone on the upper reaches of
the many St. Joe and acquired "squat*
ters' rights" on unsurveyed lands.
These rights are claimed under the
homestead laws,which permit a settler
"squatting" on unsurveyed public land
to exerotse the first filing right when
the lands are finally surveyed and
thrown open to entry.
Recently it is claimed, men in the
employ of lareg timber companies have
been jumping and threatening to jump
a number of these "squatter" claims,
on the ground that the land was more
valuable for timber than for agricul
tural uses, and that the squatters were
not H«-tii»tr in good faith.
Tim Bftn>of Tyl«£,tbe claim jumper
whom;'disappearance has been coupled
vith the murder of Frank Boulley in
the Marble Creek district, has been
found. It was lying behind a log not
far from his cabin riddled with bullets.
A deputy sheriff is reported as having
made the find, and the body shows in
dications of having been dead a week
Three distinct theories of the killing
are advanced. One is that Boulley and
Tyler were killed and Lindsay shot at
by land owners and parties angry at
the men ou account of claim jumping.
A second is that Lindsay and Boulley
killed Tyler and later quarreled, and
that Lindsay then killed Boulley.
That avenging husband killed Frank
Uoulley is the latest story to come
down the river.
Says He Will Die
in Port Arthur
London, Aug. 24.—According to the
Moscow correspondent of the Morning
Post, Lieutenant (General Stoessel con
cluded a telegram to a intimate friend
there with the words, "Farewell for
ever. Port Arthur will be my tomb."
A dispatch from Chefoo says that ac
cording to Chinese reports the Japanese
have agiau bombarded Port Arthur,
pouting in a oontiuuous fire, but that
the Russians succeeded in silencing the
fire. The Japanese Meet was not con
cerned in the attack,having put to sea.
Japanese troops in considerable
forces are concentrating on the south
ern trout of the Russian army, and
there is continual skirmishing, but
there is no prospect of a big battle.
The Chinese say that 80,000 Japanese
troops with 200 guns have landed at
Kinkow, part of these troops going to
Newchwaug arid part to Kaicheug.
Burned to Death
Spokane. Aug 25.—Wilford Ager,
R year old elevator boy in the Palaoe
department store, was burned to death,
aud Leslie Curtis, his 18 year old cou
sin, was severely burned iv a fire
which gutted the residence of \V. J.
Ager at 4lti Sinto avenue at 11:80 last
uiKht, The two boys, with three other
children and three adults, were asleep
in the house when the tire broke out.
The other inmates escaped unharmed.
Prince Obolensky, the new gover
nor general of Finland, has persuaded
Mniperor Nicholas to accept a milder
policy toward Finland.
TREMENDOUS CONFLICT RAGING
—VICTORY IN BALANCE.
Chinese From Port Arthur Report
That the Japanese Are Making Des
perate Charges—Russians Driven
Back—Japg Capture Fort, Then Com
pelled to Retire From Russians.
Chefoo, Aug. 22, noon.—The first de-,
tailed news of the general assault on'
Port Arthur indicates that a tremen-'
dous conflict is waging and that vic
tory is hanging in the balance.
Chinese who left Port Arthur yester-
day and arrived here today state that
the Japanese, by making desperate (
charges, which were reinforced by anj
artillery fire from Bhuahlyea and
Louisa bay, swept from the north into
the Pigeon bay territory and drove
the Russians buck from the main
forts. The ground being comparative-
ly flat in this vicinity, the Japanese
were unable to hold it in tin- face of
the Russian artillery fire, and they
retired north, an eighth of a mile be-
rond the zone of fire.
The Chinese declare that the Jap
anese captured one important fort, lo
cated on the Itzshan hills, midway be-
tween the west coast and the railway,
on a line drawn approximately from a
point midway between Pigeon and
Louisa bays. The Japanese infantry
assaulted th" fort and compelled the
Russians to retire. The Russian ar-
tillery then directed a heavy tire on
the spot, compelling the Japanese in
turn to retire.
Will Not Interfere
The United States government does
not intend to insist upon the neutrality
of China. It does not intend to insist
that the Russian warships now in the
harbor at Shanghai shall be disarmed
or be forced from their present haven.
It does not intend in any way to pre
vent the Japanese capturing the Rus
sian warships. It does not at this time
propose to protect American interests
in Shanghai or in any other Chinese
ports, if by so doing it is found neces
sary to interfere with the freedom of
action of tljMj^rships of any other na-
This isJ^L "•,vision reached by the
rtefH.rtmen» > I *bV,.^JL 5 ,...v.,,..„,„
between ths^/ku^g^mFfvy officials
with presidentKooSw'STrat Oyster Bay
over the long distance telephone.
Instructions in accordance with this
decision were sent to Rear Admiral
Sterling, in charge of the Asiatic
squadron, now at Shanghai.
An impression exists at the capital
that Consul General Goodnow may
have unintentionally paved the way to
committing this government to a main
tenance of the neutrality of China
when he called the recent meeting of
the foreign representatives to take such
action as was deemed necessary. But
before that meeting had assembled a
cablegram had been sent him to care
fully abstain from any action that
could be deemed to be interference.
The fact that the conference was pro
ductive of no understanding is taken to
mean that when the other representa
tives discovered that the United States
consul general had no plan to propose
they discreetly decided to await iu
strnctions from their home offices.
In Morning Mine
Mullan, Idaho, Aug. 23.—One miner
was instantly killed and three othere
injured, one fatnlly, in an explosion in
the Morninsg mine. The dead miner
is Z Carer, and his biother, Doc Car-
ter, is frightfully injured about the
face and body, and it is believed that
lie cannot recover. His eyesight is
completely destroyed. Frank Zendwich
and another miner whose name is un
known, were injured about the face.
The explosion occurred on the You
Like side, above the intermediate drift.
The four miners had loaded a hole
aud were tamping the rounds prepara
tory to shooting when the explosion
took place. The two Carter brothers
were directly over the holes and re
ceived the full shock of the blasts.
World's Fair Attendance.
St. Louis.—The attendance of the
worlds fair for the past week almost
equals that of the week previous, al
though the past week was not marked
with attractions. The total number
of admissions for the past week
amounted to 641,283, and the total for
the week previous was 666,607.
The Western Star Big Creek Min
ing company is having its claims in
the Coeur d'Alenes surveyed for pat
ent. The tunnel being driven on the
property ia in 700 feet.
New Britain, Conn., with its popula
tion of 10,000, gets along with two po
licemen by day and only one at night.
Sandpoint, Idaho, Aug. 25. — Last
evening a rancher named Jensen, liv
ing across Pend d'Oreille lake from
here, oame to town and reported that
during the afternoon two negroes had
called at his house, threatened his wife
and robbed her ot a gun and lot of am
Sheirff Whitney and Policemen Saw
yer and Moran started for the scene
the robbery Arriving there they suc
ceeded in tracing the negroes up the
mountain side to a point where they
had asperated, one of them apparently
coming back to the beach, the other go
in on up the mountain. They follow
ed the tracks of the latter, and Jshortly
found him in the brush, shot through
the head, with the empty gun by his
side. He was alive, but died within
10 minutes. The body was taken to
Hope. It cannot be termiued whether
the suicide was intentional or other
He carried not monies or papers, and
had wandered through the burning
woods all night and had lost one of
The missing negroe is described as
six feet high, weighing nearly 200
pounds, aged 2P> years, wearing dark,
seedy clothes and a light hat with a
medium broad rim. He is belived to
have gone west.
It now developes rthat the negroes
had committed seveial robberies earlier
in the day, robbing a man named Yoat
of his gun and a small sum of money
and stealing the boat with which they
made their trip to Jensen's place.
Every effort is being made to catch
the surviving robber.
Antelope.TOre., Aug. 25.—Twenty
horsemen with blackened faces rode up
to a flock of thoroughbred sheep be
longing to Morrow cV Keunan of Wil
low Creek, Crook county, on Little
Summit prairie, 40 miles east of Prine
ville, and when night came on 1000
dead animals were stretched out on the
A single herder watching his 'flock
late in the afternoon was covered with
the rifles of men on horseback. His
bauds and feet were tied and a gunny
sack pulled down over his head. A
rapid fusilade of shots brought young
Kennan to the scene. Hut the boy, al
though armed with an automatic rap
id fire pistol, did not dare show him
w»tobed she work of destruction.
When all was quiet and the sheep
were all dead or wounded, the boy re
leased the herder, who was nearly suf
focated. Morrow & Kennan are repre
sentative sheep men of Crook county.
Their loss will amount to several
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
George Rice of Marietta, Ohio, com
menced suit in the United States cir
cuit court for $3,000,000 damages
against the Standard Oil company for
the alleged ruining of his oil busi
The Pacific Mail steamer Siberia
has arrived at San Francisco from the
orient, bringing in a most valuable
cargo. A lot of raw silk valued at
$4(>2,0(M) was listed on her manifest,
while in her treasure tank was Jap
anese gold aggregating $950,000. This
coin comes from Japan for the pur
chase of supplies for the army.
The secretary of war has directed
that Division Commander General
Bates make full and complete investi
gation of the recent clash between
the soldiers of the regular army and
the militia in camp near Athens, Ohio,
when Corporal Charles Clark was kill
ed and three other members of the
national guard injured.
Margaret Dougherty of Rochester,
N. V., who was almost scalped in an
automobile accident August 10, is re
covering, after undergoing a remark
able operation, which resulted in the
replacing of her scalp, which was torn
from her head. The cuticle already
has begun to unite and the girl's hair
shows such signs of vitality that the
success of the operation is assured.
The supreme lodge. Knights of Pyth
ias, has decided by a vote of 99 to 14
to hold their next biennial encamp
ment In New Orleans. The supreme
lodge has adopted new uniforms and
equipment for all officers of the
Pythian army except general officers
and officers of the general staffs. The
uniforms adopted are practically ttie
same as worn by the officers of the
United States army.
Otvajni Struck Mine.
Tokio.-It is officially announced
that the Russian gunboat which was
destroyed by striking a mine on Aug
ust 16 a short distance from the en
trance to Port Arthur was the Otvajni
Electricity brought overland by wire
some distance is being used in Oregon
to pump water in irrigating farms, if
the experiment proves successful the
system will be developed further
mm his mmi
CULLED FROM DISPATCHES OP
THE ABBOCIATED PREBB.
A Review of Happenings In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
During the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
President Roosevelt is at Oyster
The People's National bank of Swan
ton. Vt., has failed.
William O'Brien has been reelected
member of parliament from Cork city
B. H. Harriman has ordered 60,000
tons of steel rails at $28 a ton for the
Fire has destroyed two blocks in the
renter of Martinez, Cal. The loss is
estimated at $150,000.
Mrs. Lydia A. Monroe, of Riverside,
Cal., has been chosen supreme chief
of the Rathbone Sisters.
August Anderson, a farmer of Stark
county, Indiana, is dead in a Chicago
hospital from the bite of a mosquito.
H. Chandler Ogaa of Exmoor at
Highland park has won the western
golf championship for the second time.
Clarence H. MacKay, who withdrew
his horse race entries on the death
nf his father, will not again take up
During a riot in the stockyards Sat
urday night one man was shot and In
stantly killed and. three others were
injured by stray bullets.
A floating dock which was on its
way from St. Petersburg to Linau for
the use of the Baltic fleet, is a total
loss, having broken in two.
The harvest in the government of
Samara, Russia, is the best in many
years. The grain crop, mostly wheat,
is about 885,615,0000 bushels.
Five persons were killed at Minden,
i Btatlob on a branch of the Missouri
!'-i( tic railroad, this afternoon by the
ixplos'on <;f a car of dynamite.
At tne recent national convention
of the Sons of Veterans William E.
Dust in of Dwight, 111., was elected
commander in chief by acclamation.
M. C. Bennett of Dcs Moinea was
drowned in the Mississippi river after
having leaped into the stream in an
attempt to escape from the work
Allen Cotten, a strike breaker, was
found unconscious in the Chicago
»..-.... A.. Uo.tuin.J.u.4.. — Ufa hit, oyati
lacerated until the sight had been de
J. Frank Kirby, formerly of Blue
Springs, Mo., blew out his brains at
Roswell, N. M. He was considered
•me of the wealthiest sheepmen in
Immense bodies of Chinese troops
are now drilling in the central portion
of the kingdom under the direction
'if Japanese officers well versed in
'lu> art of modern warfare.
Magnificent Parisian gowns, valued
at |500,000, are in a ruined condition
in the palace of manufactures as the
result of the heavy rainstorm which
swept over the world's fair.
The Denver city council has passed
an ordinance making the use of trad
ing .stamps punishable by "fines of
$100 to $300 for each offense, or a jail
sentence of from 30 to 90 days.
At Chicago Frank Mitchell has shot
his housekeeper, Bessie Smith, be
cause he was jealous of her, then
turned the revolver upon himself and
tired a bullet into his left temple.
Corporation Counsel Tolman of Chi
cago has given to Mayor Harrison an
opinion declaring that the packers at
the stock yards have no. legal right to
house men in their packing houses.
There is some question whether
General Frederick Funston will go to
Chicago to take command of the de
partment of the lakes. He may pre
fer to remain at Vancouver barracks.
He has his choice.
Charlei C. Pales, known as Colgate
Pales, has been arrested by United
States Marshal Durham at Kansag
City, on a charge of using the mails
to defraud, and in default of $3000
bond is being held in the county jail.
Football has found Its first victim
this year in Chicago. James Pirn, 16
year* of age, and several companions
were engaged in a game, and during
a scrimmage the lad was thrown vio
'■ntly, his head striking the ground.
'•• was removed to a hospital, where
he died within an hour.
The American minister, Mr. Bowen,
»n the name of the United States, has
requested Venezuela to remove Mr.
Carnack, the receiver appointed to
take charge of the property of the
wo rk an<l Bermudez Asphalt
company, and to return the asphalt
iaKe to the American company
Buenos Ayrea.—The rebels have
seized another steamer which had on
uoard the minister of war and a small
escort. The minister and his com
panions were made prisoners. The
vessel was towing f our lighters load
ed with 190 bullocks for the garrison,
ihese were confiscated