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Man Blown Into Tree Was Rescued
After Storm-Unconsciouy
When Found.
Des Moines, Iowa, May 2.-Six per
sons injured and $50,000 in damage
to property was the result of the
work of two tornadoes that struck
the state of ~owa last night. The
storms were 150 miles apart, one
striking at Bayard, a town of 500 in
habitants in Guthrie county, and the
other being near the towns of Weldon
and Van Wert, in Decatur county, in
a wealthy farming neighborhood.
The injured are: David Hardin, of
Bayerd, serious; Hazel Williams, of
Weldon, internal injuries, will die;
Louise Williams, of Weldon, internal
ly, will dai; Mrs. O'Hara, of Weldon,
not serious; Captain William Walker,
not serious.
The Bayard storm seems to have
left the ground after passing through
the town and traveled 15 miles with
out doing further damage, when it
struck a farming neighborhood north
of Rippey and there demolished a
schoolhouse and many barns.
Additional particulars from the tor
nado that visited Decatur county last
evening state that it started six miles
south of Van Wert and moved in a
northeastern direction, passing one
mile east of Van Wert and barely
missing Weldon. A dozen farmhouses
in its path of one hundred yards wikle
were wrecked. Five people were hurt
in houses wrecked between Van Wert
and Weldon, fifty miles south of here.
Louise and Hazel Williams were pin
toned in a wrecked building and were
hurt by flying timbers. Mrs. O'Hara
and a child were less seriously hurt
in another house a short distance; from
the Williams home.
From Weldon the storm continued
in a northeasterly direction and struck
Woodburn, a small town on the Bur
lington railroad, where five houses
were. blown down or off their fo~u-da
tions. No one was injured at this
place. At Bayard, fifty miles north
west of here, a dozen houses were
badly damaged. The Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul depot was almost to
tally destroyed and two large elevators
standing alongside the Milwauhee
tracks were unroofed.
David Hardin was caught in the
path of the storm and fifteen minutes
after it had pased was found hlr ging
to a tree. He was unconscious all
night and is still in a precar onu econ
dition. Eyewitnesses say that the tor
nado did not occupy more thin one i
minute in passing through the town.
The direction was from west t) east i
All wires in the neighborhood of flay- t
ard are down.
Five miles north of Rippey. (Green
county, and fifteen miles from Bayard, i
a schoolhouse was completely destroy- I
ed and the barns of C. T. Flotwood, 1
John Montgomery and J. N. Morse I
were carried a distance of a mile and
then ground into kindling wood.
Damage to Crops.
Coon Rapids, Ia., May 2.-The tor
nado which struck Bayard last night
swept across the county and did a
great deal of damage to crops, farm
buildings and other agricultural inter
ests. Following the windstorm there
was a deluge. The wind here reaohed
a velocity of seventy miles an hour
and a number of small buildir.: , were
slightly damaged. All wires along th'
St. Paul road are down.
A Third Tornado.
Des Moines, Ia., May 2.-Six were
injured, one fatally, in a tornado that
struck near Lohrville, one hundred
'miles northwest of here, last evening,
the third tornado thus far known to
have taken place within an ho:iu in as
-,many different sections of the state.
The residence and outbuildings of a
'farmer, J. W. Munirni, at Lchrvillo,
were demolished, and the father,
mother and four children s'ustaincd
serious injuries.
A schoolhouse was torn to pieces
and other buildings in the neighbor
hood were wrecked. The tolnadri was
tollowed by a terrific hailstorm that
broke windows in many houses
Fatally Injured.
Des Moines, May 2.-Fr:~m Adaza,
'Green county, comes the re',ort that
' ey Mtiner andtwo children were
s:'eion~syInjured and will die as a
: i t Oat. te tornado in that village
a-st ighL ,.r.bhamville, in the same
countmy, I 5if tO have suffere severe
y, t It~ i ai the p'a.to escap
Injur, 'It ` Mmost impogaible
: gaet thi ote th the town is on
the railroad and the telephone wirn
a~e down. At Hdlemaon, in Monrn
c6unty, two farmhouses were destro
ed and several head of, cattle are r
ported to have been killed 1y fallir
tiners in barns.:
Thedfourth Cyclone.
Des Mcines, May 2.-The fourt
cyclone reported in Iowa last nigl
occurred near Hileman, wrecking se,
eral farmhouses and killing twent
cattle. The course of the funne
shaped cloud and the ruin it cause
were witnessed by the entire populs
tion of Hileman.
Two West Indians Buried Alive in th,
Coal Bunkers.
New York, May 2.-When the Brit
ish freight ship Sir Richard Gren
vi.le, from the West Indies arrived ii
port, Calptain Jones reported the trag
ic death of two West Indian stows
ways. The vessel stopped at half -
dozen West Indian ports, among then
being West Lucia, where she coaled
it is at this port Captain Jones be
lieves the stowaways, who were ne
groes, managed to get aboard the ves
sel by letting themselves down to thf
coal bunkers through the coal chutes
the men-had evidently miscalculated
the time the vessel was going to re
main at St. Lucia, and did not know
the vessel was to coal up. After they
had reached the coal bunkers, many
tons of coal were taken on board and
the stowaways were literally buried
alive. Nothing was known to the
captain or crew of the tragic death of
the men until the morning of April
18, after the vessel had left Guanta
namo, loaded with sugar for New
York, when one of the bodies slid
hr'ough the coal chute into the furn'
Lce room. At the time the stokers
were piling coal into the furnaces,
while the vessel was making a hard
ight against a northeasterly gale.
Ihe sight of the body sent a shiver
,hrough the stckers and caused them
o temporarily quit work. Captain
[ones was notified of the discovery
Lnd after making sure that the stow
away was dear, ordered the body
auried in the sea.
Six days later the stokers were
,gain horrified by another body, which
ame through the coal 'chute into the
urnace rocm. A search was then
ade of the coal bunkers, but no more
odies were found.
England Supplaned" at Home While
Spending Maiey on New
London, May 2.-Under the captior
of "Morganeering and the Moral,'
Henry Labouchre writes, in thli
week's 'Truth:
"To the impartial observer, it is a
trifle amusing to watch the perturbs
tion of John Bull at the march of the
American. capitalist. For a genera
tion or two past the, gospel of the sal
vation of mankind by the agency ol
British capital has been preached
with sincere conviction by British pol
"While we spend countless millions
in annexing vast tracts in Asia and
Africa and maintaining armies to der
fend them, with a view of supplying
a penniless population with goods
from Manchester and Birmingham, our
German and American competitors
supplant us in our own country.
"Individual fools have often endugh
dropped the substance to grasp its
shadows, but never before has a
whole nation deliberately committed
this folly. Our supremacy in trade is
not only threatened, but doomed.
"At the moment we are thus engag
"d Pierpont Morgan and his colleagues
descend upon us, seeking what they
may devour, one day annexing a rail
way, next capturing half a dozen lines
of British steamers.
"Almost within an hour of the king's
feast come forth the fingers of man's
hand to write upon the wall. It needs
no prophet in this case, to interpret
the writing. It is easy to read the
warning and not difficult to accept
and act upon it." . 4
New Secretary of the Navy Is Duly
Installed Into Office.
Washington, May 2-William Henry
Moody, the new secretary of the navy,
took the oath of office at the navy
department. The oath was adminis
tered by E. P. Hanna, solicitor of the
department. Those present besides
the retiring secretary, Mr. Long, were
Assistant Secretary Darling, former
Assistant Secretary Hackett and Rep
resentatives Roberts, MCCall, Lay
rence and Gapen of Massachuseits.
The entire personnel of the depart
ment was then presented to Mr.
Mobdy, the clrks at the same time
bidding Mr. Long farewell.
COME [email protected]
By Illegal Fencing of Millions oa
Acres for Pasture for
Trust Cattle.
Washington, May 2.-Presidenl
Roosevelt is satisfied that If the il.
legal use of the public domain foi
pasturage can be stopped and the
fences unlawfully raised by the cattle
trust to enclose millions of acres of
western public lands can be torn
down, the power of the beef trust will
be neutralized and the price of beef
to the consumer will inevitably fall.
A double war will be begun on the
beef trust on one hand under the
statutes against conspiracy to control
the supply of beef and on the other
by enforcing compliance with public
land regulations which forbid cattle
men to fence in the public reserva
tions for pasturing purposes.
This question was the all absorbing
topic under consideration at the regu
lar session of the cabinet recently,
but public information regarding it
did not come to light until today and
then only in a fragmentary way. The
president, for obvious reasons, prefer
red not to discuss his plans too long
in advance of this proposition.
The president's determination to
order down the fences was clearly set
forth in a positive statement commun
icated to Charles Goodnight of Den
ver, Col., president of the Interstate
Land and Cattle company there, who
had appealed directly to the president
for permission to retain possession of
a portion of the land for which an ill
founded claim has been made with
remarkable persistency. In compli
ance with requests in this appeal, the
date fixed for evacuation of this area
was extended from April 1 to July
1. It was also ordered that if these
men were discovered attempting to
build fences on or to lease public
lands, the order granting the desir
ed extension of time to vacate would
be rescinded.
The president's decision was then
embodied in a general order which
was sent to every land agent in the
west. This order will affect large
areas in Dakota. Montana. and Ne
braska as well as in Colorado, New
Mexico, Arizona and California. It
shows that the president means b~isi
ness in his fight against the beef
trust. -
The President's Order Calls Excited
Cattlemen to Washington.
Washington, May 2.--Cattlemen by
the dozen are coming to town to in
tervjew the president regarding his
newly announced policy of compelling
the grazers in the west to take down
the fences illegally iconstr~cted on the
public domain. The president gives,
his callers no satisfaction, and so the
matter is being taken up with cce
gressmen and senators from the westo
ern states.
There is a great stir over the presi
dent's order. Senator Warren of Wyo
ming says it will result in bloodshed
on the ranges if .the cattle of differ
ent owners are grazed together. The
herders will be compelled to go arm
Senators from Colorado and Nebras
ka say they will resist the order to
the last, and there is talk of an at
tempt at legislatidn which will pre
serve to the grazers some of the rights
they have unjustly enjoyed for so
many years.
The president and cabinet think the
monopoly of the public lands is unfair
and should be broken up. It injures
the legitimate raiser of stock in the
agricultural states. Once prevented,
the latter classes would get more
money for their stock than they can
hope to get under present conditions.
But the president wants to hit the
beef trust, and this seems a good way.
Representative Lacey of Iowa,
chairman of the committee on public
lands yesterday introduced a bill to
authorize the secretary of the interior
to lease certain portions in the public
domain for a period of five years, at
the end of which time leases are to ex
pire, wthout any rights of renewa;.
The intent of the bill is to give am
ple time for cattlemen to arrange to
vacate without incurring unnecessary
losses. The rent rates proposed are
one, two, three, four, five and six cents
a head or acde, according to the grade
of land occupied. A division of the
lands would be made alnder this bill
by the seeretary of the interior.. To
this bill there are many objections in
the opinion at several senators, and
the' common belief is that it is too
general to oring about satisfactor2
results. The bill was framed es a
substitute for another one, now sheli
ed, which proposed to lease .the 1and
for 10 years at the rate of two centi
an acre with the right . of. in
definite renewal.
From the activity and excicemen
prevalljg here with- respect,.to the
solution of the public domain question
it is evident that the forthcomini
fight in congress to secure the adjust
ment of the matter will assume a
most sensational Character .and con
sideration of it appears to be near al
hand. Leading senators have ex
pressed these ideas, adding that ev
ery one knows it must come some
Crazy Man With a Gun Causes Much
New York, May 2.-After shootng
a man twice, Peter Wanett held the
police and a posse at bay for nearly
two hours, says a Wilkesbarre, Pa.,
dispatch to the Herald. Wanett fired
many shots at the crowd, but was fin
ally brought to earth by a boy, who
knocked him senseless with a stone.
Wanett was first noticed parading
before the Russian Catholic church,
twirlitng a revolver and making re
marks about the church. Sexton
Rustinit came out of the church and
Wanett began shooting at him. One
bullet went through Russinit's arm
and another struck his thigh. Several
persons tried to overpower the in
furiated man, but were shaken off
and he ran shooting at this who pur
sued. When the police arrived he
was on top of a steep bluff and they
could not reach him without exposing
themselves. They called upon citi
zens for aid and the cliff was sur
rounded. For more than an hour po
lice and citizens tried to reach Wan
ett, but each time they approached
he fired. Fnally, just as the police
had secured rifles, Wanett dashed
through the line, shooting right and
left, and got away. He was brought
to bay a mile distant and another
circle formed. This time the crowd,
having no other weapons, began
throwing stones and finally a boy
brought the man down. Wanett was
then taken to jail.
Former Chief Clerk Prefers Charges
Against Agent at Belknap
Indian Reservation.
Great Falls, May 2.-Major Morris
l. Bridgeman, United States agent
of the Belknap Indian reservation, has
been suspended, charged with mis
application of funds of the govern
The suspension occurred Wednesday
morning, and Special Agent Chas. S.
McNichols was at once placed in
charge of the reservation and will re
main so until Major Bridgeman shall
have answered the charges against
him, which he must do in 15 days.
Bridgeman is not under arrest, and is
bonded in a surety company, through
an agency in this city, for $30,000, an
amount which is far in excess of the
amount which he is accused of divert
ing, about $5,000.
Clerk Filed Charges.
The charges against him were fAled
Informally with the interior deport
ment a week ago by J.. C. Fitzpatrick,
his former chief clerk, now at the
Colville agency, and allege misappli
catiopi of funds in different manners,
making eight counts altogether. Ma
lor Bridgeman claims that he. can
clear hilmself upon investigation, and
that the charges have been worked
ap against him by parties whose enmaL
.y he incurred in the discharge of his
lutles as agent; also, he claims that
if there is anything shown in his age
:ounts which is not regular, some one
he trusted must have been responsi-.
Gist of the Complaint.
The charges cover the carrying of
ictitious names upon the payroll, the
making of vouchers for accounts
which were in a manner fictitious,.and
)ther like irregularities. The trouble
t claimed to have been going on for
;he past six or eight months, and Mr.
3ridgeman himself has called for a
iomplete investigation in order that
he blame may be placed properly
where it belongs.
The suspended agent was appointed
:o the position by the late President
1LcKinley, two years ago the first of
text July, and since that time has
risited Great Falls often, and always
ias expressed himself pleased with
she position.
A Great Falls Man.
Mr. Bridgeman came to this city
'na Wisconsin a dozen years ago,
Lad for a time worked for the Driver
3radley Drug company. Eight years
go he entered into the drug business
with J. W. Roberts, under the fir
6 name of Roberts & Bridgeman, sell
ing his itnerest to Mr. Roberts twc
years ;ago 'to, accept the position of
United States Indian agent at the
Belknap agency, near Harlem, on the
Great Northern. He ismiarred' and
has a wife and two children.
Drew Crowds But Failed to Secure
Political Support.
Paducah, Ky.., May 2.-Miss Lotta
Greenup has decided not to fiddle her
father into congress, as the odds are
too great, even for a pretty girl who
plays "Dixie" on the' violin like one
inspired. Today her father, George
W. Greenup, announced his retire
ment from the race for the democratic
nomination for congress from ,the
First Kentucky district.
A few weeks ago when he intro
duced music tant politics and took
his daughter, Lotta, on his speaking
tour to play. the violin before and af
ter his addresses, the innovation
created a sensation. Great crowds
flocked to hear the pair, and the lit
tle campaigner was cheered at every
stopping point.
But lately it became apparent that
Greenup, despite the novelty of his
daughter's playing, was being dis
tanced. Accordingly he withdrew
from the canvass, announcing at the
same time that he would be in the
fight two years hence.
Constitution Amended to Allow Dis
cussion of Economic Questions.
Wheeling, W. Va., May 2.-Presi
dent Shaffer of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Iron, Steel and Tin work
ers, was re-elected yesterday by the
co'vention of that organization, re
ceiving 148 votes to 56 cast for
Thomas Williams, of Zanesville, Ohio.
Other officers elected were:
Secretary, John Williams; editor of
the Amalgamated Journal, Ben I.
Davis; assistant secretary, M. F.
Tighe; trustees, John E. Taylor, Elias
Jenkins and John G. Hogan..
The socialists who have been trying
to remove the bar against the dis
cussion cf political and economic
questions in the lodges gained a par
tial victory. The constitution as it
formerly stood prohibits the discus
sion of "political or economic ques
The word "economic" has been
stricken from this rule.
As it now stands, the sub-lodges
will be allowed to consider civic- and
economic matters bearing on the gen
eral welfare and to take action
against the election of municipal, o
ficers who are known to be unfriend
ly to labor.
The Neo w Minlter.
Briggs-I guess the new pminister ii
all right.
Griggs-Then you have heard him?
Briggs-No, but my wife has. Sh
says he delivered a sermon that any,
body could write. Evidently he knows
how to express his thoughts forcibl3
and in a sensible manner.-Bostot
How She Helped Him.
"George." said the young wife. ",
think you said you wanted your two
suits to go as far as possible?"
"I think I did." agreed George.
"Well, I have helped you. I gave
them to the missionary society to send
to the south sea islands." - Chicago
His Experience..
"You can't imagine." s:ild the music
al young woman, "how distressing it
is when a singer realizes that she has
lost her voice."
"Perhaps not," replied the man. "but
I've got a fair idea of how distressing
it is when she doesn't realize it."
Philadelphia Press.
Many a Slip.
"I eame to collect a bill." said the
caller to the office boy. "Is your em
ployer in?"
"He was when you asked." replied
the office boy as he heard some one
go out the back door. "but he hain't
Uow."-Obhio State Journal.
SHe Was-Ready.
The Lady-Please go pway. You
make me'tired.
The Peddler (quickly)-Ah, madam,
if I make you tired I am willing to sell
ybo a bottle of this spring medicne for
that 'tired feeling' at reduced rates.
Chicago News.
Table Talk.
Mrs. Kidder-So this is really arti
ficial honey. Where does it come from?
Mr. Kidder-I understand it is gath
ered from artificial flowers by artificial
Mrs. Kidder-The idea!-Philadelphia
A Parson's Noble Act.
"I want all the world to know,"
writes Rev. C. J. Budlong ot.Ashaway,
R. I.. "what a thoroughly good and
reliable medicine I found in Electric
Bitters. They cured me of jaundice
and liver troubles that had caused
me great suffering fori many years.
For a genuine, all-around cure they
excel adything I ever saw." Electric
Bitters are the surprise of all for their
wonderful work in liver, kidney and
stomach troubles. Don't fall to try
heq. Only S0e.. Satisfaction is guar
ant !d by Chapple Dr.u. Do.
Physician and Surgeon.
Telephone - Reildehee, No. 77;
Office, No. 124.
Belknap Block, - Billings. Mont.
Physician and Surgeon.
Belknap Block, Billings, Mont.
Physician and Surgeon.
Spedal attention given to Surgery
and Diseases of Women. Office-Front
Room over W. B. TenEyck's Harness
Establishment on Montana avenue.
Telephone 120. Residence 210 N.
Thirty-first street. Telephone No. 7.
Physician and Surgeon.
Office, Rooms 15 and 16, Gruwell
Block. 'Phone 144.
First National Bank Block. Billings,
Prompt and Careful Attention Given
Land Matters.
Land Scrip Bought and Sold,
Room 26, Gruwell Block.Billings, Mont.
First National Bank Block, Billings,
First National Bank Block, Billings,
Fire Insurance.
11 North Twenty-Eighth street
Telephone No. 142.
Justice of the Peace, Notary Public,
U. S. Commissioner.
First National Bank Block, Billings.
will pure your headache. Sold by
Chapnle Drug Co. ,
Front Ornamental and Common
Made by Electric Power. When you
build consider the use of brick and
the saving in insurance and painting.
It only requires about $150 worth
of brick for any ordinary dwelling.
All contractors will gladly give you
Office, Real ,.tate Block.
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