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Harrell Murder Case to Go to
Jury This Afternoon; Ar
gument Started Before
John Harrell, charged with the mur
der of A. R Taylor, a soldier, on Oct
ober 2.r>, of last year took the stand in
his own defense this morning, and in a
broken manner told his tory of the
shoot.ng before a court room packed
with tense spectators Harrell was on
the stand for an hour and a half. His
testimony was the chief feature of the
essiun today, and he complet.d the de
fense testimony. After the’’court bad
ruled out certain evidence introduced
ly the prosecution in rebuttal, the
charge was given to the jury, and Mil- j
tot West, district attorney opened the j
argument for the state. Mr. West spoke
foe only a few minutes, anti at the con
rli ion of his talk to the jury, court
| adjourned until the afternoon sessv-n
Ham)!, when placed on the stand,
began giving a summary of his hf
history, including his service as a ol
dier during the World War. Hr* then i
turned aside to the circumstances load
ing up to the killing, and told the storv
ot the tragedy, controlling his * motion
with difficulty. Several character wit- |
nesses front the defendant's home town |
tompleted the case for the defense.
When the state tried to introduce
through the te timony f officers who
were first to reach the scene, the ac
tions and words of Mrs. Harrell, the
court intervened. The jury was taken j
from the court room, and attorneys for
the prosecution outlined the substance
of this testimony, and what it was de
i igned to prove. Judge Cunningham then
ruled against the state, and the evi
dt-nce was barred.
Details of a wife’s missplaced affec- )
tions, and of home life broken up were
disclosed by the testimony Thursday I
srnoon, in the Harrell muni it case,
the case was not completed until 1
Hock, and taking of state'
■UJSII av. once.
W thA pw n sutisirti the pro- 1
HT wHvff^after havirjr called hut
Witnesses, thev rested th< ir case. I
^^■iv Kiik, justice of the peace, who
the examining tri s'. was th••
Ktnrn* he testifying to particulars in
Kegaid to the inquest, the position and
®con<! tion of the body of the slain man,
The principal witness for the state
was Reuben Sanders, a soldier, who
acrompunied Taylor to the Harrell
(Continued on page 5)
(Ry The Associated Tress 1
ATLANTA. Aprii 4.—Albeit Wells, |
rhief of police of Wi odburk. Gu„ shot
yesterday by Beach Th:ash, 15 yi ar old
negro, who Inter was lynched, died at a I
hospital here early today. Wells w.i
shot through the head when he sought i
to nrrest the boy for stealing money
from a bank, the tail wresting the po
licenu.n’s pistol fiom his hand.
(By The Associated Pres* )
IIKI.SINtJFOKS. Finland. April I
'Pile government Ipis deeided to build :l
.ennui from laike l.ndoga to the tJulf «*f
Finland at tin* eost of Tru».tmh».<Mhi Fin
nislt murks. This will be the first step
toward u wide development of internal
«ommiinieat ions, ami w ill he followed by
the building of other ennuis and rail I
■ - ■ - -
Itrowusvillo and vi iniiy: Mostly
cloudy anil unsettled tonight and Sal -
urday. possibly local showers; icvt nnidt
etiange in temperature.
Last Texas; Cloudy tonight ami Sat
urday, probably local showers; not much
change in temperature. Light to fresh
easterly to southerly wind* on the coast.
Weather Conditions.
The pressure was still moderately low
this morning ovor the lt<>< ky Mountain
rogion ami tho ndja etit Plain states, and
moderately higli over tho far eastern
j and far western states. Cloudy and uu
v settled weather prevailed throughout the
V cotton holt nt tho morning observation.
Vand light to heavy general rains oc
\oiirred within the last ‘J( hours in all
Abe ration states except North Carolina
•In Texas, however, there wore only
J) lifbt scattered showers in the eastern
*1/ imrtiou of tho states and in tho Pan
J handle. Light to moderate snows fell
in North Dakota. Montana, and in
I tho plateau region. It was warmer this
| morning in the rogion east of the Mis
k / sissippi River, but elsewhere temper
mure changes were unimportant.
Tho lowest rending* last night al
Hg Texas stations range* 1 f rousts at A mar
■ .
Daugherty Committee Hits New
Field of Inquiry; Failure to Check
Drug Traffic Charged by Witness
‘By The Associated Pms)
PORTLAND. Maine*. April 4. Fif
teen els* egates who will re|.tv ent
Maine ;,t the republican convention in
Cleveland were align, d today w ith the
forces supporting President Coo!iiige
for the republican presidential nomina
tion as a result of the vote of th M in
state convention ;t its closing sc -ion
yesterday . Instructing its delegation »o |
use “every bonorai le tffort'* to secure 1
the nomination ot Pre ident >'■ ooridge. a
Maine republican convention for th
first time since 1890 pledged itself in
support of a candidate.
Only twice in the history of the >e
publicun party in Maine have state del- I
egations been s.nl to the national e-in- ;
ventiin pledged. The honor in each c.i e
was reserved for Maine “son-,** toiiner
speaker Thomas B. Reed, and James <1.

( Bv The Associated Pre«s)
WASHINGTON'. April t The .mu
legislative program was the f of I
nnollier White House breakfast iniifer
eitoe today nttemliil by eight rejai limn.
The conference was the second of it j
kind within three days for the purpose
of agreeing u|on a concrete program
for the remainder of the senate session
and speeding up legislation to allow
congre s to adjourn by June 1. Sena
tors attending said the situation w s
discussed orly in u general way.
Those invited to take breakfast with
the president included Chairman Smoot
ot the finance committe ; Chairman
W; rren of the app:*priat on commit
tee; Senator Capper of Kans :s, head of
the farm bloc; and Senators McNnry,
Oregon; Welhr, Maryland; Edge, New
Jersey; Couzens Michigan, and Howell,
Nebi asks.
One of the legislative proposals con
sidered wa a f irm relief measure. Tim
president expressed a hope that s> me
sort of legislation of an :-rrieultural
nature would be eni-rt.d and the dis
cussion tu ne 1 to the McNury-lliiugen
farm export corporation t ill which tire :
pro ident thus far has declined to sup
port. but which is advocated oy the I
d.p.itmint of agriculture and most ot i
the members of the f.nm bloc.
I Rv The Associated Pre s)
Hill XDKI.I'IIIA. April I. !>escrib
|ng the senate investigations at XX’a-li
ington ns "a grotesque speeta le‘* I nit
ed States Senator M<«se- if \< w I la nip
shire told the re] uldieau women of
Philadelphia itt an address last night
that the only tiling tl#- investigator-,
have proved was that it “former sec
retary in a president's ea' inei told it ,
lie.” |
Senator Moses declared the only test,. j
nmny submitted t<» the < iinmitiees ntnie
from - dopes, drunks ami divorcees" and
dealt principally with rumors regarding
alleged statements "f dead men.
“XX’luit has happened." he ^a:d. "is
not widespread or cluira teristi • of re
publicanism. t Inly isolated ca-cs have
been brought to light, but they ha\*
been so exploit#*d that I feel they bare
undermined confidence in even the gov
ernment itself. A former secretary in
a president's cabinet told a lie. anil
nothing more than this has been proved
1 anywhere.”
... . -♦♦-——
(By The A socigU’d Ptcs's)
) I OS ANIiKI.LS. April I. Huge
' swarms of butterflies, «*ommoiil\ known
as “Painted Ijidifs." have been migrat
j ing from Lower California. Mexiro. tr
southern California. The movement
lasted about two weeks ami r»*a« lied a*
far north as Los Angeles. 17.% mile*
from the border. The butterflies travel
ed in dense < lends, and the radiators
j of many automobiles were plastered with
the vnri-eolored wings.
In 1UOI there was a similar northward
W.Vv III \*<;T< >.V April I Til,, fat
sweeping eye of I lie I laughi-rlv ill V e>| i -
gal:"" i ollllllil I ee t inlay elieiil.ipa -sei|
vast array of scattered activities in
i lulling air service frauds, drug st.iiiggl
iug and federal paroles at the AtlauM
penitentiary, irails.i (mils ui a iMtigh
• ■ i Iy liaiik in < >!iio and reported liquor
drinking at tl.e "little green house on
K street.”
Tl.e reference to the K street relldex
vi ills here in lip. near the end of a long
i uiiiiiittee 'cssum, when fiauiel Smith,
lornierh mg; i Imller i >r Howard Man
ingloii at I lie green house, testified that
whiskey and gin had been delivered then
in twenty ease lots, carried by express
company wagons under the protection
of --a man with a badge and a gun.”
Harry M. Itangherty. Harry I*. Sin
«lair. Will i trr. and "Mr. Christian”
wen* mimed by the witness as aiming
Maiinington’s visitors,
.1. l-i. Ityilie, former warden of the
Atlanta penitentiary, told of extensive
use of drugs among prisoners there, and
said lie made repeat ei| and ineffectual
efforts to indii e M>. Itaiiglierty and
Ileiier Volaw. federal superintendent
of prisons, in help st.ip it. Instead. he
said. Votaw’s iBl**rferenei* resulted in
suspension of an invest iga ion slurtnl
by* W. ,f. (turns. I turn s. himself then
was summoned with tIn* record- in ill.*
Asked about the Atlanta drug invt-li
gations, Horns s. id his ng.nts told hi-u
“that Votiiw stepped The d; rector j
also id he had told A s.start Attor
ney (iercral Hol'r.nd of the situation at
Atlanta and thought he had also told
Daugherty about it
Burrs said he elieved the invest iga
tii-n would h:ive reached “the men high- |
»r up” if it had been allowed to go on. (
lb v*i. I it was “unquestionably true”
than an “influential ring” wa- bring
ing drags into the country.
Tl.e Atl: rita investigat on hud nothing
<R The A sociatcd Prnss)
WASIIIXCrilN. April t Hon \V. j
Hooper, chairman of tin* railroad labor;
board, in it statement today before the
set,file interstate* • onitnor e i oinmittce. j
attacked provisions of the llawell ! ill. j
which be said "is to make it easier for,
railway employes to enforee demand-j
bv strike*" and exclude the publie "fr* ■ i 1
all influential participation in or super-j
vision over adjustment of labor e,intro
\ erslos."
The Howell bill, be said, substitute*
four adjustment boards nj,d the board
of meditation and i oi; 'dialion. with
salaries aggregating* a year and
without proper auth^fity f ir a hoani of
nine, draw ing $!KI,tNNl. ompi tent to rul
on alt disputes brought before them.
ruder the propose* law. Mr. Hoop r,
said, with a new nriiilrntion board for]
emit dispute, the n m-partlsan rntmiier !
would likch be without experience and1
would fit net ion under a disadvantage. I
The pres, nt law provides » more work - ,
aide scheme with ex perieueeil public
member* on a permanent board with
technically trained men from both sides
of the dispute.
The transportation it. t of l'.rjo and'
the labor board have reduced the until |
her of strike* l.v Adjusting disputes
c oiiuniieally iit.d satisfai tnrily ami by
making it virtually impossible tor any
organization to win a strike over the
decision of the board, lie as-erted.
(Bv The Associated Pre«#l
CIIH'AHO. April I Senator lliratn
W. Johnson sni<! in a campaign speech
here todaj that nppointn»ent <>( Hirin'
1'iskc Stone of New Y’*rk a~ I'i»it«*«l■]
States attorney general •'institutes a re
dedication of the present administration
to reactionary principles.
“Whatever doubt may have existed in
the pnMic mind a - to where Mr. t'■»*>'
i'lg-. stood in tin* national struggle be
tween the fore’s of progress and reac
tion was dispelled by the appointment
of the i. »w attorney goiter::!.” Senator
Johnson saf«> -The new chief of th
justice department, child of tIn* pros
perotia cast, may he relied upon t<* look
with tender sympathy upon the problems
of the east; but to whom tire the de
flated farmers of the west to look for
| support of their tause?”
! to do with the “ring** the Witness con
tinued. He testified that “sin e then,”
he hud “n.ver he..rd" that American oil
men financed .Mexicin evolutions and]
had no reports to that effect from his
There were “reports” «n th • t'nntu
revolution** Burns aid, hut he “never
hiard” <if a meeting of oil men in a
Los Angel, s hotel or a similar meeting
in New \01Jt in relat'on to urms ship j
.nents to Mexican rebels.
Barns said he h d he; rd of the . .|*
ure iy revenue * fficers on the border
of thice truck lo its of arnts and am- 1
munition from a Lcs Angeles concern.
The n.en were turned loose because j
there was “no, law to hold them." he !
added, and li ter the shipment of arms '
nrdi red rele;. ml by At t« rncy ti § mil
the department of justice was not to j
hi- knowledge “doing anything" to stop
drug t’affic in federal pri ons.
Senator Wheeler switched the inquiry i
to Mex can border matters. Burns said ]
(Continued on page 5)
SA/ RAMKN'TO. Cal. April 1 Ap
plications to irrigate lands in California
involved more than 4.000,000 ncri s last
year, an area as large as that now un
d r irrigation, it was announced by
|l A Kltegel. chief of the divi ion of
w:tir ights in the- state department of
public work-.
“A very large proportion of the de
velopment proposed,*' said Mr. Kluegel,
‘is not a present feasible because set
tlers and capital ire licking. Never the
1« >s, the number of filings bears relation
to the d.mand or irrigation and power
development.” it-k
The appfleatlons fa t year represent
ed about five times the average yearly
increase during the last decade. What
rrigation has done is shown in one of
the older central ( alifotnia irrigation
districts started in about 1890. In this
district the population has increased
eigh* tin es; the number of farms inr- t
cen-ed fri in eight to 2.025. The land
in 1 h;io wa- valued at nbout (.'ID an acre
and now conservative estimates place
the average value at $250 :.n acre. Thirty
four years ago th. district had a total
estimated value of $3,500,000; today it
has leached $20,000,900.
(T?v T/e A ss<», iatml I 'res- )
WASIIIX«;T« *.\. April I. Three nd
ditiotial Witness, > who lire to h,» ,|i|e>
tiotied about report- of “oil deals at the
t I nnso it>ii I:- .in f "tuo|ttion in I'rjit
were si||iii""tied by the oil eotil
I lie', are || \V Hillard of I.O' All
gel. s. Calif.. .1 ohii Smith of Paris. Texas,
and .1. I '. Ha-islimi of II.irlittgi ti. Texas,
who were friends of the late .lake j
11 anion of t »k Itihoma.
Illy Thr- Associated Press)
)\ ASI IINl • t'M\. Apid I T!i< senate j
otniiiilli'e h'i|Miiiited to investigate
Harry M. ltauglnrlx and the department
• f jtts'i.-i de. i>h-d today to go to Wash
ington Court house, Ohio, to examine
hooks of the .Midland National Hank,
of wfiii h M. >*. I *.-iughert\ is president.
M. S. I langherty. who is a brother of |
the former attorney general .has so fa:
refused to answer a eoinmittee subpoena 1
or to open the links of the liank for
Mieh an examination as the committee
desir’es to make.
I.VFORI), T<«a*. April I.—I.yford
will move the firm car of new crop
orioiiH today from the Valley, if not
the fir*t car in Tex aw. The onion*
were grown h> M. Quintanilla. a
Mexican farmer h« r.. and are of
very fin*- quality. Quantity move
nu nl of the crop will begin within
ti e m xt w- ek. I.yford will whip
about 21 ear* of onion* thi* *ra*on.
Although the freage here i* much
reduced over la*t *ea*on. the yield i*
good, and the quantity of the crop
excellent. Xlthou-'h I.yford'* former
honor of raining the fir*t hale of
eotti n. hi Id for I lonweeutlve year*,
ha* he. n tak*-n away of late *eason*.
I.yford farmer* *till claim the hon
or of raining the fir*t onion*.
-„- j
(Bv Thp Auoclitr4 I’resO
WASHINGTON. Aj ril 4,—Represen
tative Langley, republican, Kentucky,
wa prepared today after entering a
plea of not guilty in the Distr.'t of;
Columbi:. supreme court, to press
through h i counsel fir an early tri’ t
under tin* indictments charging him and
live others with conspiracy involving
illegal liquor withdrawals.
The hou e committee which is investi
gating similar charges ng. inst Repre
-tnt.tive Zihlman, riptblican. Mary
land. meanwhile took up in executive j
session a study of documentary evi- !
dence nttd also summrri'H George J. Et
t* nterg, former employe of Edward ■
Robin on. one time proprietor of tire
Federal Drug and Chemical Company of i
Baltimore. Robinsm already has been
examined by the commit! e which will
go into the Langley charges later.
CBy Th<* Associated Press)
VMIIM.'I t »\. April I t 'onstrm
li'*n at all es| minted < <>st of flfi.INNI.OtlO
of an infra- oustal canal between the
Mississippi River at or near New f »r
l«*«ti^ anti Corpus C'hristi. Texas, was!
r< i < ■ ta 1111 <*u<] I to congress tot lay by
Major General lleai h. ehief of army oti
In a loiiiiiiiinieation sent to Speaker
Gillett. General Pe«ih -aid n eliannel
nine feel deep and I * *•» fee) wide should |
provided. lie suggested an initial
appropriation of Sl.liMt.tNHt with js’.lO.
• aNt avail i le Minnally for niaintenaiiee.
By The Associated Prc s)
SEATTLE. April I I»epurfnre of
four I nited S ites army planes oti their
flight around the world was postponed
todav until t< morrow on araount of ad
verse weal her reports reeeiveti from
along the rot te.
(By Tin Associated Prc**)
WICHITA FALLS. Texa . A; ril 4. -
1 lie thirteenth district Rotary conven
tion wiil mi et in Galveston in H»25 and
in Amarillo in H»2d. This developed late
Thursday when Austin withdrew its in
vitation am Amarillo agreed to stay out
of the raci for next year's niietin^ on
P utilise of the convent.on two years
front now.
Increase in Highway Traffic
Exceeds 300 Per Cent in This
County, Recent Census Shows
Greatest Traffic on County
Highway is Near Browns
ville, With Arroyo Bridge
Showing a Close Second
Indicative of the rapid development of
the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the
tremendous increase in traffic in Cam
eron county is the report or the trcff.c
cen-us ci mplctcd this week at four
points letwctti Brownsville and Mer
cedes. At the 1 ridge over the Arroyo
Colorado, one mile south of Harlingen,
where a census in Jit22 had given an
avenge cf 570 vehicles each 21 hours,
the traffic has now increa ed to a
daily average of 1.735, an increase of
over 300 j er cent in less than two years.
The record for Sunday traffic was
2333 cars over the bridge, an average
of one car for each 30 seconds during
the 24 hour1. The greatest traffic was
between 5 and 6 o’clock p.m., the aver
nge for the hour being r.e vehicle ench
10 seconds. Huting the Week dtyi there
was very little variation in the volume of '
traffic, the minimum being registered
on Tuesday with a total of 1.34ft.
Figures compiled by engineers from
the traffic census reports indicate that
each car travels 10 miles on the high- |
way, makirg total of 10,000 car miles
ns the daily averag.*. Estimates made
l.y the state highway department show
that the average erst of operating on
a paved highway is 4 cents p, r mile i
less than on an ordinary dirt road, and
according to these figures the county
highway is saving the auto owners of
the Valley approximately $225,000 per
j year, or 20 per cent on the original in
votment. In addition to this the val
ue of the highway ns a means of rap
id and convenient communication be
tween Valley points; as an aid to mar
keting the htge t<nnape the Valley is
P'.oclucing. t ed r.a an attraction to tour
(Continued on Pago O

Committee Adjourns After
Witnesses are Ready to
Testify, Because of Legis
lative Situation
(Bv The Ass ciated Pr*s»)
WASHINGTON, April 4. I he anate
committee investigating alleged fraud
ulent land sales in the lower K o Grande
Valley of Texas postponed today - hiar
ing because of the legislative situation
in the er.ate.
fBy The Associated Pres*)
WASHINGTON. April 4.—Examina
tion of Kush D. Simmons, thief of the
division of postoffice inspectors, w-a
the principal item on tidaj's program
of the senate committee investigating
alleged land frauds in the lowe Rio
(•••anile Valley of Texas. Janies R. Page
of Kansas City, who is aiding Senator
llellin, democrat. Alabama, in prosecu
tion of the inquiry also culled for the
presence of p< -toffice inspector -O. B
Willi.mson who was assigned to the
case after inspector J. M. Donaldson of i
Kansu City, was lelseved.
The issuing of a subpoena for John
W\ II. Crlm, former assistant to the at
torney general, whose name was brought |
into the inve tigation yesterday in the I
reading of a telegram to Simnlons, a
waited the ietu:n of / hairman Mosis. 1
republican, New Hampshire, who was j
hurriedly called out o’ the city yester
A eonfidenti.il copy of the report
n.sde by Williamson has been ordered ;
made available to each member of the
Vest* day's session produced evi- j
dene, which the “prosecution" describ
ed t' showing hat R. 1 f're: ffer, re
publican national ronu an from
ToxusT attempted to ,*« itlcal fn
fluenre with fore er Alt' ri Genes. 1
liar y M. Daugherty to i. t action
ag: inst land comp nies in the Valley.
In -j lector Donald on, in hi- report *
an investigation he conducted early in
11121 which was placed in the record,
also declared that it was intimated to
him that “the postoffice inspector
could get nowhere with the investiga
tion as R. B. Cm ger would b. appoint .
ed minister to Mi vico and that influ
ence would outweigh any fait produc
(By The Associated Presi)
NEW ORLEANS. April l.--The cot
ton market «xperiencvd a sh: rf advance
of .*■>..M» a hale in May futures du ini:
today's trading, that month advancing
to 3d 1M «>j 12.1 i" infs above yesterday’s
close and 43)4 points above the low level
reached last we. k. The bulge w.. - due to
a revival of activity in dry goods.

NEW YORK, April 4.—There was a
further eiiit.-.i advance in the cotton
market osi iy today on continued tradi
Ujing and covering. May delivery sold
up to 30.*2 or 77 points above yester
day's close and nearly 4 cents a pound
from the low of last week. New crop po
sitions were fi* m also on reports i f n
very strong situation in the pot cot
ton markets and weather unfuvorablt
for farm work in central and eastern
parts of the south. October advanced
to 25.45 or 53 points net h.ghcr.
-... ■ -A. A .
(By The A*»oci<itfd Pres*)
HUNTSVILLE. Trx.. April I Calm
and with a prayer <>n his lips. Hooker T.
William- negro, died in the electric
ehnir in Huntsville prison shortly after
miding'.l today. II,. confe-sed the erim*
for which lie was given the death penal
ty. the slaying February LNi of Andy
Siilzer. lommissary keeper at a Inmoor
camp near l.tifkin. Krbiterv was tin*
motive. h< -a d. and lie had it" though*
of murder when he attempted the hold
up. which Sillier re« hoed and was shot.
Sheriff II. V. Watts of Lufkin, who
repulse,) a mob whi h tried to storm
the jail and lynch Williams after his
arrest, witnessed the electrocution.
—---- ••
<Hy The Associated Press)
WARSAW, Apr.I 4.—Forty-eight Pol
ish rural police have l.een killed during
recent months ;n running fights : long
the eastern border. These encounters
have been with bands of plunde ers who
make forays front across the Russian
frontier, (illrging villages und farms.
* •
One Dead and
Fourteen Hurt
By Twister in
Dallas County
(By The Associated Press*
DALLAS. Texas April 4.—Heavy loss
to farmers icsulted from a tornado
th;-t originated iri Denton county late
yesterday and swe| t across portions of
D.and Kaufman counties killing
one Mian and injuring thirteen person-.
The damage in the vicinity of Richard
son. 14 mi.es north of Dallas, was esti
mated at $40,000. A trail of wrecked
farmhouses, was left along the path of
the sturnt. Fa mi lie in the homes
wrecked in most instances sought safe
ty in storm cellars and ethers found
refuge beneath concrete culverts on
J- R. Jacobs. 65, farmer of near Ren
ner, Dali: s county, was killed when he
wa by the wind and his head
crushed against a tree. His son, Lem
Jaro and the latter'- wife were bad
s' bruised. K.ght persons were hurt at
Richardson, including thi.e childre^,<f
one family. .s
Mr . \\ < . Howard and fci-yAaby of
near < arrollton were injured and Sam
• •linger of the Lawler community wsb
h art.
I pn*|M»rt\ ilamagf* to ImiMiug* an«l
livt stock later was cstimtaed at between
ami STo.inmi. \i,le house* were
completely demolished in the path of
toe storm wIn h extended over a dis
\m> •• of i'll mil* s. sweeping a path from
-"•> yards to u quarter of a mile wide.
Some of tin- houses were lifted high
into the air and dropped as fur as fifty
yard* front the foundations. The roots
of uni' were pi. ked up and hurled for
yards, then after they ^ruck the ground
ware haltered to pieces and the debris
scattered over the newly plowed fields.
S-uuc miraculous escapes front deuths
were reported, and the queer antic* of
tic storm were in evidence everywhere.
Horses and mules were Mown through f
the i»ir for hundred* of feet. Numerous
instances where horses and mule* broke
leg' when they *tru k the ground, were
r* »•*•!' t *■«!.
I * funnel shaped cloud seemed at
titr'cs he hounding along like n huge
riihi* 1 .’|. Many houses directly in
line tv 'lc.I |»y the storm were left
st a ml i i. Hail stones crashed through
roofs of houses.
A n::mi’ct **t hon.*«p >ot exactly in the $
path of the most sevefr .wind, word
stripped of shingles. chitnney*V irerv
blown down and window* broken.
The whistling of the wind could lie
In ml for miles .uni tin- turning, twisting
• loud, moving* along as if seeking out
special locations to strike.
Itcsident* along the path felt the cold
wind as it passed too far away to do
any serious damage ami wat hed the
tiimpling twisting limber* picked up by
the storm ami hurled into the air.
Mrs. Howard of Krankfnrd. said she
saw tlu* storm coming and watched it
for a lime, then prepared for its arrival.
”1 had been cooking and the oil store
was burning.** she said. *'I entered the
house and turned out the stove a* f
was afraid fire might start if the house
was struck. I gathered my children
nlioitt m<> and wailed in a room until the
crash came.
•"There vv;.s a terrific wind and llie ^
clouds turned blue, then I heard the
limber* begin to twist and crash. The
next thing | knew- I was a long way
from tli*' house, or where the house had
been, the children were with me. and
neighbors were coming for me."
Huge tree* were uprooted and
hurled against houses. Those left
standing outside the, storm path were
covered with piece* of cloth, pillows,
timbers and other things gathered from
the blast a* it went by and the artiele*
whirling about were dropped by the
wind here ami there among the trees.
An iron bedstead and part »>i
tres* were found hanging in the* top of
an oak tree. Wrapped about the trunk
were the springs.
Today chicken* were seen walking
about the field*, completely shorn of
their feathers.
Cows, mules, horse* and pig* were
walking about farms, their hides Ever
ett with a thi k coating of black mud.
The wind was preceded by a downpour
of rain and hail and the ground wa* we*.
The storm started about Jl o’clock in
the southeastern section of Itenton
county. If reached the Jacobs home at
J4 minutes to 5 o'clock. Two clo ks
found among the debris of thrg Jacob*
home gave silent evidence of the time.
ilKNTUETTA. Texas. April 4.—Two
residences were destroyed nnd many
outbuildings blown down by “twin” tor
undoes, one from the south ami the
other from the west, which met at Hal
sell, 1‘J miles southwest of here lata
yesterday. No one was injured*
-»» ■ . I
(By The Axiocinted PraarJ
HIT.I.. April 4 —The medical pro
fession here is piixsled by a Danish sea
nmii who has gradually turned black in
the Inst six months. The .tinn haa
been admit ted to the loeal Poor l*aw
Hospital. The skin all over the body
is so dis olored that ha looks almost liko
a negro

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