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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 32.
REPORTS CONTINUE TO COME
OF DEATH AND DESTRUC-
HUNDREDS RENDERED HOMELESS
CLOUDBURST CAUSES GREAT
DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN
THREE irVfS 10ST IN TORNADO
HOUSES WRECKED OR WASHED
AW A HEAVY LOSS OF
CROPS AND STOCK.
Enid, Dkla., May 26.Hundreds of
persons were rendered homeless and
property damaged estimated at $300,-
00C was done in the Enid bottoms
alone by a cloudburst which struck
-west of this city a midnight Saturday
night. The aggregate will doubtless
be raised much higher by losses sus
tained between Enid and the seat of
the storm. At 12 o'clock a bank of
-water three feet high and 200 feet
wide swept down through the bot
toms, carrying houses and everything
before it. It cam -*oon Enid without
warning while mx E of its citizens
were asleep. Wir* a a few minutes a
hundred bouses v.-re partly 'or com
pletely submerged. Rescuers went to
work immediately and all Saturday
night labored industriously -saving
persons from perilous positions and
aiding those driven from their nomes.
Yesterday it was found that several
hundred were homeless. Many pttiable
scenes were witnessed as the people
stcod around-waiting for the water to
subside. Everybody 'has lost ^every
thing they possessed.
Heavy Damage Reported
Oklahoma City, Okla.. May 26.
Oklahoma City was visited Saturday
night and Sunday morning by the
heaviest rainfall ever known in this
region and damage estimated at $100,-
000 was done. Many feared a tornado
and spent the night in cellars and
caves. All day yesterday and last
night more than half the city was un
der water, and "in some instances
water was three feet deep in houses.
I required boats to transport the
women and children through the
streets to higher and di\,er land.
Traffic on the electTic railway is sus
pended. All trains into this city, with
the exception of the Santa Pe, are
vrst^rcjcund. and many washouts are
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Three Killed by Tornado.
Guthrie, Okla., May 26.A tornado
struck Foss, a town of 200 inhabitants,
on the Choctaw, Oklahoma & uulf
railway in Western Oklahoma, yester
day morning, completely destroying
thirteen residences and wrecking
many outhouses. Three persons were
killed and a number injured. Th
cloudburst reported at Yukon, eigh
teen miles west of Oklahoma, com
pletely inundated the Canadian valley,
causing great damage to crops and
stock, but no lives are reported lost.
Bridges Washed Away.
Chickasha, Ind. T., May 26.A se
vere rain and wind storm passed over
Chickasha and through the Wishita
valley, causing more OT less destruc
tion. The damage was confined most
ly to the Rock Island and Frisco rail
ways. The Rock Island bridges over
the Canadian and Wishita rivers were
washed out, carrying over 800 feet of
track with them and effectually block
ing traffic. The north-bound Rock
Island passenger train ran into a
wash-out five miles north of here and
left the track. Several passengers
were slightly injured, but there was
no loss of life. Two bridges on the
Frisco railway between Chickasha and
Oklahoma City were washed out.
Severe in Minnesota.
Glencoe, Minn., May 26. Glencoe
and vicinity was visited by a severe
windstorm that blew down shade
trees and small outbuildings, demol
ished a number of barns and smashed
dozens of windmills. The storm-was
preceded by vivid lightning, punctured
by peel after peel of thunder, and
came up rapidly from the southeast.
The storm seemed to be more severe
about three miles west of town, and
in its path a number of barns and
smaller buildings were demolished.
Cloudburst in Iowa.
Sioux City, Iowa, May 26.A cloud
burst above Merrill, added to the re
cent continued rains, has caused a
large flood in the valley of the Flovd
river, which is a Trillo wide at Hinton,
stretching from hill to hill. Great
damage to farm property has resulted,
much stock being drowned.
Terrific Storm at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Pa., May 26. A terrific
thunder storm, accompanied by high
wind, struck this section yesterday af
ternoon and, besides killing one man,
did considerable damage to property.
Mexican Regulars Have a Battle With
Mexico City, May 36.The war de
partment has been advised of the over
whelming defeat of a body of about
200 Yaqui Indians by federal troops at
a point northeast of Ures, in the St
of Sonora. The government fore
surprised the Indians in camp and
killed more than thirty of them. The
remainder were taken prisoners. No
(casualties on the part of the govern
ment force are reported.
SOCIETY FORMED TO MAINTAIN
HIGHER PRICES FOR FARM
INCREASE IN PRICE Of WHFAT
FARMERS URGED NOT O SELL
FOR LESS THAN $1 PER
CAlTfONED NOT TO BE E00LS
TAKE HE PRICE OF $1 WHEN OF-
FERED AND NOT HOLD OUT
Indianapolis. May 26The American
Society of Equity will to-day issue a
"bulletin to the farmers of the United
States, demanding an increase in the
price of wheat, giving arguments that
the minimum price of wheat should
he $1, and urging the farmers ot* the
United States not to sell for less than
$1. The society has been organized
v.-ith this city as national headquarters
for the purpose of maintaining highei
prices for farm products by co-opera
tion of farmers of the country, and
this is the first forma! demand for in
crease in prices as the result of the
combination. The bulletin sets out the
claim that this is an era of unequaled
prosperity, demand for commodities is
unprecedented, labor receiving higher
wages than ever before and the de
mand for and consumption of wheat is
greater than ever before with a low
visible supply. The i'.lleti then says:
"It is evident (hat the American
farmers cannot produce over about 12
bushels per acre on an average, which
at 88 cents per bushel represents
$10.56 per acre to cover all the work,
seed, twine, threshing, marketing, etc.,
That Scarcely Equals
the simplest machine that the farmer
"buys, yet which only represents a
small fraction of the factory invest
ment, capital and labor employed.
"Who dares say in the face of these ev
idences, and considering the present
"higher range of values for nearly
e\ery other commodity produced in
the country, that wheat at this time
and for the next crop is not equitably
worth $1 per bushel on the basis of
ic- Chicago market, and the other
farm crops should be on a correspond
"Farmers, keep this matter in mind.
Keep $1 wheat ($1 at Chicago) before
you, and you wiil get it as sure as the
sun rises in the east and sets in the
west. Above all, howeveer, we Implore
you, don't be fools. When you get the
equitable price, let it go. Sell on the
basis of $1 and no less, but don't hold
for more, or you will run up an un
wieldy surplus which must eventually
ccmpel lower prices."
TWAIN IS AFFLICTED.
Mr. Twain Collapses While Caring for
New York, May 26.Two Physicians
and trained nurses have been for sev
eral weeks in constant attendance on
Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens),
liis wife and .two daughters. Clara and
Jean, at the humorist's home at Riv
erdale-on-Hudson. It Is more than six
months since Mrs. Clemens has left
lhe house. She was stricken with
nervous prostration last August, and
since then her condition has several
times caused her husband the keenest
anxiety. The strain resulted in his
complete collapse five weeks ago.
when a slight cold developed into a
severe attack of bronchitis. Miss jeau
Clemens, who Is twenty years ci age,
was taken ill five weeks ago with the
measles. While taking care of her
sister, Miss Clara caught the measles.
PURSUED BY ANGRY MOB.
Man Who Attempted Murder Is Cor
nered and Tries to Kill Himself.
Marion, Ind.. May 20. After mur
derously assaulting his wife and leav
ing her for dead Stephen Isenhour,
closely pursued by an angry mob of
citizens, escaped into the country late
yesterday afternoon. When the mob
came upon him he took refuge in a
church and held the men at bay. When
the sheriff and his deputies arrived he
realized that there v/as no chance of
escape and sent two buPets chashing
through his skull. He was taken to a
hospital and it was stated last night
that there is a possibility of his recov
ery. Mrs. Isenhour is still alive.
Six Years in Prison Is the Verdict in
the Hartmann Case.
St. Louis. May 2CAfter being out
fifty-five minutes the jury in the caso
of Emil Hartmann. former member of
the house of delegates, for bribery, re
turned a verdict finding Hartmann
guilty and fixing his punishment at sis
years In the penitentiary.
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MILITIA IS CALLED OUT.
Will Take Charge of the Peace Regu
lations in Breathitt County.
Lexington, Ky.. May 2C.Lexington
was the mobilizing point of state
troops that took charge of the peace
regulations of Breathitt county. Com- i
pany A of Frankfort, Company of
Sbelbyville and Battery A of Louis
ville, with a Catling gun, arrived and
joined Company of Lexington at the
armory. The battery left for Jackson
on a special train. A hospital corps
from this city accompanied the troops, i
Col. Roger Williams ,voi
THE KING IS NOT WELL.
Some Anxiety Is Felt Over State of
His Majesty's Health.
London, May 2*.Ther are rather
serious rumors in regard to the health
of King Edward. These stories have
been in circulation for several days
past. They are to the effect that be
had a sudden attack of pain at the
opera just after returning from
France. A few days later, while he
was' in Scotland his majesty experi
enced similar attacks which resulted
on two occasions, it is said, in fainting
spells. The king is under careful
treatment and observation, but it is
thought that an operation may be
necessary within a short time. In the
meantime he is able to go about al
most as usual.
Sand Is Wiped Cut After Long Fight
Safonica, -May 2(5.The revolution
ary band of nineteen men headed by
the Macedonian leader, Svetkoff,
czoinst whom the Turkish troops were
fighting all day Thursday near the
Bulgarian village of Mogil. six miles
north of Monastic was finally sur
rounded and destroyed. Thefightwas
a prolonged one and Svetkoff, twelve
of bis mpn and six villagers were
killed. The Turkish loss was trifling.
After the fighting the Basbi bazouks
pillaged and burned efghTaen houses
in Mogil. Terror prevails in Monastii
?.w\ the consuls propose to ask for for
eign guards. Another sixteen battal
ions of Turkish troops are coming
fiom Asia Minor to complete the oc
cupation of the villages.
MILLION DOLLMR FIRE.
Building Stored With General Mer
Philadelphia, May 20.A fire that is
estimated to have caused a loss of up
ward of $1,000,000 occurred last even
ing in the building of the Front Street
Warehousing company. The building
was three stories high on Front and
five In the rear and had two sub
i f]iars. Merchandise of a general
character was stored in the place.
The fire started in fie basement anil
war not discovered until the center of
the first floor was in flames. The
character of the goods in the building
made it an easy prev to the flames
BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, MAY 26, 1903. TEN CENTS PER WEEK
Kentucky regiment Is commanding the
expedition and Maj. Embry of Lexing
ton is the battalion commander. The
officers and men number about 150.
No one here anticipated any trouble
during,the investigation of the assas
sinations of Dr. Cox. Jim Cockrell and
J. B. Marcum. for which the special
icrni of court is called to-day.
DUEL FOR MAUD GONNE.
Irish Joan of Arc's Husband Ready to
London, May 2fi.Maj. MeBrido, or
ganizer of the Irish Transvaal brigade,
in-an open letter from Paris, has chal
lenged John Redmond. Timothy
Harrington and their friends to fight
'one or more duels in concoquenco of
their attitude toward Mrs. MeBrido
(formerly Maud Gqnne) at the meet
ing of the citizens held in Dublin ro
tunda on last Monday night in sup
port of the Irish parliamentary fund,
and which resulted In scenes of ex'tin
ordinary disorder owing to the pres
ence of members of the*Gaelic league,
who are opposed to giving King Ed
ward a friendly welcome on his com
ing visit to Ireland.
1 gEMIDJI MERCANTILE TO. 3
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Flour, Feed, Grain and Produce
We makeChoice Family Groceries, Butter, Eggs
and Flour special features of our business
deliver goods promptly to all parts of the city
DAVI SMYTH Mgr. Phone 215
and the w'.o.e structure .was soon
ablaze. Everything in the building
was destroyed by either tiro or water.
JUMPS FROM BRiDGE.
Man Plunges Into the River and Is
Carried Away by the Cuire'it.
New York,-May 26. An unknown
man sitting in an op ear cr ssihg
Brooklyn bridge yesterday suddenly
alighted when the ear was in the mid
tile of the center span and, running to
the side of the bridge, jumped into the
river. He threw his hat into the lace
of a fireman who tried to si i..e him as
he stood poised on the edge of the
tresilework, and then dived head
first, holding a lighted cigar 'tween
his teeth. His body rose to the sur
face immediately after the plunge
and was carried away by the current.
President Spends Quiet Day.
Seattle, Wash., May 56. Sunday
was Spent very quietly by President
Roosevelt. In view of the fact thai the
piesident always observes the Sabbath
as he se.-js
fit the citizens of Seattle
gave him full range to follow his own
inclinations. During the morning ho
attended the memorial services of the
O A. R. at the opera house.
Will Succeed Ailes.
Washington, May 26.The appoint
ment of Chai-les Hallam Keep as as
sistant secretary of the treasury to
succeed Mlltcn E. Ailes, who recently
resigned to accept the vice-presidency
of the Riggs National bank, is an
nounced at the treasury department.
Aberdeen Is Growing.
Aberdeen, S. D., May 26.The re
cent census of Aberdeen, just complet
ed, shows a total population of over
7,000, again of nearly 3,000 in three
Average Temperature of Tree.
The average temperature of a tree
is under 50 degrees Fahrenheit, aa
against the !)S degrees of the human
Long Flight of Falcon.
A falcon has been known to flya
1,350 milesfrom Paris to MaltaIn
C. C. Doty, Admr.
East 3rd St. Telephone 118
A line of Fresh baRetl
goods constantly on
Goods Delivered Promptly
CAUGHT IN THE ACT.
Cavalryman Nabbed While Burglariz
ing a Store.
Sturgis, S. IV. May 26 Philip J.
ShniAion of F3 troop. Thirteenth cav
alry, was caAtghJ in the act of burglar
ising the place of business of Fruth &
Co. in this city and, was placed under
arrest. The prisoner was taken be
fore Judge Madison and waived exam
ination. He was placed under $500
bends to appear before the next term
DISCOVERY BY POLICE.
Butte Authorities Find Band of An
Butte. Mont.. May 26. The Butte
police li.ive discovered the presence
in this city ei a band of anarchists
with whom Rosseau Is alleged to have
affiliated. The officials ail believe
Rosseau is in the city. The anarchists
in question number five, it is said, and
have been \\t re for three years
Sweden's Crown Prince May Come.
St. Lout*, May 26. it is probable
that the crown prince of Sweden will
htad the Swedish world's fair commis
sion at St. Louis, he having intimated
his willingness to serve in a letter to
Gillard Will Leave.
Duluth, May 26.-Word is received
here that Capt. D. D. Gillard. who un
til recently was the United States en
gineer in charge of Lake Superior, has
hi on transferred to Vancouver bar-'
IViax CTSeil Is Dead.
Paris, May 26 Raul Biouet (Max
O'Rell) died list night. Ho has been
ailing for several months and never
recovered entirely from the effects of
an operation performed some time ago
in New York.
Killed by a Motor Cycle.
Bristol, Km: May 20. A serious
motor cycle accident occurred rrtrc
yentcrday. The motor swerved into
crowd of spectators, two of whom
were killed and many others seriously
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