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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 33.
MANY MEET DEATH
TORNADOES CONTINUE THEIR
WORK OF DEATH AND DE-
TWENTY-rOlR LIVES ARE LOST
TWO TORNADOES CAUSE AWFUL
HAVOC IN STATE OF NE-
LEAVES PATH OP DEATH AND RUN
EVERY BUILDING IN PATH OF
TORNADO IS BLOWN TO
Hastings, Neb., May 27A series of
"heavy storms, two of which developed
into the worst tornadoes that have
visited Southern Nebraska for years,
passed over portions of Clay, Frank
lin and Kearney counties last night.
Twenty-four persons lost their lives,
twenty-odd were more or less serious
ly injured and a number of, others re
ceived minor injuries and several are
Every dwelling and outbuilding in
tho path of the tornado was blown to
pieces, and the financial loss thus far
accounted for will reach about $60,000.
Near Norman, at the home of Dan
iel McCurdy, a number of relatives
and friends were spending the day,
and not an inmate escaped death or
serious injury. Two miles south of
Upland, German Lutheran services
were being held in a schoolhouse
when the storm struck and demoMshed
it, killing four of the occupants, in
cluding the minister, and in luring a
number of others.
The Storm was equally destructive
at Fairfield, but the people were
warned of its coming and sought cel
lars for safety. Six dwellings were
blown to pieces at that plant, but their
occupants, with a few exceptions, es
A correspondent who returned from
the storm district yesterday afternoon
reports three persons killed at Cowles
and one person killed .and three in
jured at Harrweli, which points, It ap
pears, were also in the line of the
There were two separate tornadoes,
both originating within a mile of Fair
field. The first one moved to the
northwest and the second- off', to the
southwest. The one to the northwest
passed close to the town of Pauline,
killing six persons. Southeast of
Normac. Neb- three persons liyinrr in
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the same House were Kuiea. many
members of farmers' families in the
track of the storm fled fled from their
homes, while others sought shelter in
cellars. Farmers driving to town re
port that they were unable to find
members of their families from whom
they were separated during the storm.
The nine members of the family of
Peter Hockinson were scattered in the
sSLm, tut were reunited lata yesier
day. The Hockinson house was car
ried away and completely demolished.
Many Buildings Damaged.
St. Joseph, Mo., May 20. Twenty
buildings were damaged here last
night by a heavy wind storm, accompa
nied by a rain which amounted prac
tically to a cloudburst. In South St.
Joseph a dozen tram buildings were
blown to piec*". Street cars were
stopped for an hour owing to a de
moralization of the wires. The full
extent of the damage cannot be as
certained at this time.
Several Towns Are Well Shaken by
the Electric Outburst.
Blue Earth, Minn., May 27.During
the severest electrical storm of the
season, which occurred Friday even
ing, one dynamo in the electric light
plant was burned out. The lights had
been all cut out some time before,
leaving the city in darkness. The
wind was very high, blowing in part of
the front of De Rusha's saloon. The
lain came down in torrents, flooding
the streets and taxing the sewers to
their utmost. During the storm a
horse belonging to C. A. Kennedy, liv
ing about four miles west of town, was
killed by lightning. Lowlands are
again flooded and many acres of corn
land will not be planted this year.
Redwood Falls, Minn., May 27.Re-
ports are coming in from the country
on Friday night's storm, and it ap
pears that east of this city there was
considerable property destroyed. AH
along the line of the storm there art
reports of damage to this or that build
ing. West of here also reports slight
damage to various structures.
Morgan, Minn., May 27.The large
city hall, now under construction at
this place, was twisted out of shape
and wrecked in the storm. Damage
was also done to a hdlf-block of new
cement walks. The contractors are
the losers in each instance.
Officials in Trouble.
Yokohama, May 27.A dispatch re
ceived from Seoul says tLe govern
ment of Korea has ordered the officials
at Wiju to arrest the Koreans who
were concerned in the sale of lands
and buildings to Russians or Chinese.
Washington, May 27. Powhatan
Robertson, aged thirty-eight, agent for
several apartment houses in this city,
was arrested yesterday on the charge
of having embezzled money from the
comuany operating them...
GRAND JURY ACTS
INDICTS TWO MEN FOR JV1URDER
OF MARCUM AT JACK-
WITNESSES ESCORTED BY MIIITIA
JUSTICE MAY AT LAST BE ADMIN-
ISTERED IN HARGIS-COCK-
CROWDS OVERAWED BY SOLDIERS
SQUAD GOES TO THE MOUNTAINS
TO ARREST ONE OF THE IN-
Jackson, Ky., May .7After an all
day's session of tns special grand
jury to and from which the principal
witness was escorted under protection
of a guard of soldiers, Curtis Jett and
Thomas White were last night indict
ed for the assassination of James B.
Marcum. The action taken by the
grand jury was prompt and decisive
and there is a growing impression that
justice will at last be administered in
the Hargis-Cockrell feud, of which At
torney Marcum was the latest victim.
Aside from the protection accorded
Capt. J. B. Ewen by the militia, the
proceedings were unmarked by any un
usual incident. The work of selecting
a grand jury was brief. Only eight
witnesses were exanHned. Capt. Ewen,
tthe principal witness, has been a
prisoner in his home since it became
known that he would testify. At the
time Marcum was killed he was stand
ing beside him In the court house
dcor with his hand on the attorney's
Squad of Soldiers
escorted him from his home to the
court house and back again after ho
had been for two hours in the grand
jury room giving testimony. The
streets were crowded during -the
journey but no demonstration was
The indictments were returned last
evening after the jury had spent two
hours Jn weigBlng tho evidence.
Curtis jett is already under arrest,
having been arrested several days
ago on a warrant charging him with
the murder of Marcum. Thomas
White, who was indicted jointly with
Jett, lives in the mountains some dis
tance from Jackson. It is said that
witnesses testified that he was the
man who passed ^near Marcum and
Ewen a moment before the shooting.
A deputy sheriff with a squad of sol
diers started for White's home in the
mountains last night to arrest him.
The party carried provisions 'for two
days. Another squad of soldiers with
a deputy sheriff will bring Curtis Jett
from Winchester to Jackson to-day.
SHE TURNS CHAFFEUSE.
Miss Alice Roosevelt Buys a $2,500
Long Distance Touring Car.
Washington. May 27.Miss Roose
velt has just ordered her long-talked-of
automobile and it will arrive before
she goes to Groton the last of the
week. She has selected a long-dis
tance touring car, red in color and
profusely decorated in darker shades.
The trimmings are of brass and every
thing about the car has been given
her special attention. The price paid
for the machine was $2,500. There is
room in it for four passengers. Miss
Roosevelt has been one of the most
conspicuous figures about the capital
of late, running a machine just like
the one ordered, watching intently
every move of the chauffeur, and fre
quently asking him questions about
tho mechanical parts of the machine.
SOLDIER IS STABBED.
Affray Is Caused by Interference With
Respectable Colored Man.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., May 27.
George Engels, a private in Company
A: First United States infantry, sta
tioned at Fort Brady, is in a serious
condition .from a stab wound inflicted
last night by Larry Oliver, a colored
citizen of this city. Oliver, who has a
white wife, was walking home with
her when several soldiers from the
fort followed them, making remarks
about the couple. Oliver claims that
finally three of them jumped on him.
In the fight that followed Oliver says
he saw Engels put his hand in his
pocket as if to draw a revolver, and
he thereupon pulled out a knife and
stabbed the soldier several times.
Public sympathy is with Oliver, who
has a good reputation.
Burned to Death in His Cabin.
Marquette, Mich., May 27.A mes
sage from Newberry states that Rory
McLeod, a woodsman, formerly of the
Soo, but who had been employed in
tho woods near Newberry, has been
burned to death, his body, burned to a
crisp, having been found in the little
cabin he had occupied. The origin of
the fire is a mystery. McLeod was
abcut thirty years old.
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VICTIMS OF AUTO RACE.
Six Persons Were Killed and Two So
Seriously Injured They May Die.
Paris, May 27.It is now possible to
assemble from the many reports along
the route of the first Stage of the Paris
Madrid automobile race a complete
list of casualties. This shows six per
sons killed, two so seriously injured
that they may die, and ten seriously
injured. Bordeaux reports that many
of the competitors, Including MM.
Chajrion, Thellier and Passy, desired
to abandon the race, but others in
sisted their honors required them to
resume it at the Spanish frontier if
possible, but the Spanish government
later forbade the race and thus com
pelled its abandonment. The manufac
turers have agreed.that a road race is
impossible and the meeting will be
icpumed within a closed course. The
correspondent of the Associated. Press
interviewed a number of the leading
American and French automobillsts
and they all expressed horror at the
series of accidents, and added that In
their opinion it would end speed raced
in France and at all other points on
AN IDOL IS FALLEN.
Magistrate Who Thrashes Wife-Beat
ers Charged With Assault by Wife.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 27.An idol
of women and the terror of wife-beat-
ersMias fallen. Yesterday morning
Aid. Donohue of this city, famous tho
world over for thrashing wife-beaters
hauled before him, was arrested on tho
charge of assaulting his own wife, car
ried disgracefully to the station .house
with fewer clothes than modesty re
quires, and later he.d by Mayor Price
under -$300 bail to appear before tho
grand jury. His wife, who has a black
eye, and three children appeared to
testify against him. The trouble aroso
over the wife's protest against the
alderman reading at a late hour by
gaslight which she says he does not
pay for. Donohue has letters from so
cieties and individuals all over tho
world commending his violent but ef
ctive treatment of wife-beaters.
BIG BRIBERY SCHEME.
Admitted by Boston Member of Massa
Boston, May 27.John B. Moran, a
lawyer, announces that he has in his
possession a written confession of a
wholesale bribery scheme mapped out
by Massachusetts men, which involves
seven prominent' legislators who are
in the combine. The confession was
made by a Boston merchant, a member
of the legislature In 1901, who disap
peared from Boston after placing the
confession In Mr. Moran's hands. Mr.
Moran will at once lay his evidence
before the grand jury.
Led to a Wild Story of a Plot to As
sassinate the President.
Butte, Mont., May 27.A Btory was
started yesterday and sent from Butte
of an alleged plot to kill President
Roosevelt, but the police denounce it
as a pure fabrication without the
slightest basis. The story "says that
Count Augroneff, a Russian nihilist, is
under arrest. Augroneff is a common
race track tout and was arrested at
Spokane for defrauding some Butte
people. He is neither a: nobleman,
Russian nor nihilist.
DIED OF GLANDERS.
Colored Stablemen Contract the Dis
ease From Horses.
Newark, N. J., May 27. Glanders
ha:- caused the death of Simon Wil
scn, colored stableman, in this city.
Thi is the second case recorded here
in which this disease peculiar to
r.rses, has attacked a human beln^
The other case is that of Alfred Meyer,
who is in the last stages of the dis
President Now Goes to Idaho.
Walla Walla, Wash., May 27.Pres-
i-Vnt Roosevelt addressed 6,000 peo
nto from the stesa of tbp Whitman
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memorial building yesterday afternoon
alter reviewing a parade of militia and
fedora! troops from Fort Walla Walla.
He spoke oh education and morals,
praised Whitman college's work, and
made a special reference to the Grand
Aimy. The president left for the
Cceur d'A'ene country of Idaho last
Chicago, May 27. One man was
killed and another seriously injured by
the collapse of a building under eon-
striicTIon late yesterday. The cause
of the disaster is not known.
Drowned While Bathing.
Sherburne, tyinn.. May 27. Henry
Ellis, nineteen years old, was drowned
Sunday morning while bathing In Ce
dar lake, eight miles north of here. He
was a member of the graduating cla3.s
of the Sherburne high school
"Kid" Rollins Found Guilty.
La Crosse, Wis., May 27. "Kid"
Rollins, colored, of the Twin Cities,
who has been on trial for two days
charged with burglarizing the Park
department store of this city Nov. 15
Inst, has been found gulltv.
Bad Place for Cows.
Tomah, Wis., May 27Tho fast mail
passenger train No. 57 on the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul, struck cows
here belonging to A. Cady. The cows
were on tho track in the yard. Seven
out of the nine were killeod.
Boy Killed by a Fall.
Deadwood, S. D., May 27. Walter
Gesellus, nine years old. tho son of
Mrs. William Stevens, was instantly
killed by falling from "Brown Rocks,"
a cliff over fifty feet high in the lower
part of Deadwood.
Drowned While Fishing.
Windom, Minn., May 27. While
fishing at Fish lake Gunder Thompson
was drowned. It seems he and two
other young men were In a boat fish
ing, and tho boat filled with water and
Superstition of the East.
Neither Hindus nor Japanese will
ever willingly sleep with their heads
to the north.
C. C. Doty, Admr.
East 3rd St. Telephone 118
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goods constantly on
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STEAMER IS DAMAGED.
The Gazelle Strikes the Protecting
Pier at Hastings.
Hastings. Minn.. May 27. The
steamer Gazelle, with a raft of logs in
tew, had her wheel considerably dam
aged by striking the protection pier of
the railway drawbridge. The accident
war due to the wind and a strong
crosscurrent. Several of the logs
were sent adrift, but recovered, and
the tow, which remained intact, was
taken down river bv tne Jessie B.
SENT THEM TO BED.
Ricters of Small Town Issue Orders to
the More Staid Citizens.
Albert Lea, Minn., May 27.A riot,
took plr.ee at Glcnville, a samll village
eight miles smith of this city, a day or
two a goo, and the excitement was in
tense at one time. It seems that a gang
of railroad men went on a spree and
drove the marshal off the street and
Insisted upon the citizens going to bed.
Severn 1 of the ringleaders paid fines
and order has been restored.
Twenty-five Animals Burned in a
Ruthton, Minn., May 27.Early yes
terday mwrhlhg fire destroyed the
large livery barn of Gilhertson &
Peterson, together with twenty-five
bead of horses and a small quantity of
feed. Loss, $4,100 Insurance $1,300.
Origin of fire unknown.
Wealthy Farmer Probably Drowned.
La Cross". Wis,, May 27Thomas
Cain of Brownsville, a wealthy farmer,
is supposed to be drowned below here,
and his wife is offering a reward for
his location. I'e came here Friday In
a small boat. The waves In the Mis
sissippi were dangerously high, and it
is thought he was drowned on the way
home, as he has not been ween since.
Steamer Goes on the Rocks.
Milwaukee, May 27.The steamer
City of Paris, from Buffalo to Milwau
kee, went on the rocks at North Point,
north of here yesterday during a fog.
The vessel is reported to be leaking.
She is loaded with coal.
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