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LINER HITS I'KUISER
STEAMER ST PAUL SINKS BRIT.
ISH WARSHIP GLADIATOR.
Lying In that section of i o United State I hi' him "im to be known as
"The New Southuo t," oceuuvuK' about 25 thoiiHuml square miles of territory
in tho northwestern corner of I'oxus, Is tlio "Panhandle."
It is ii roinai kublu geologi-al fortimtinii im olovut'd prairie. Its uonorul
looiitlou h almost, directly ho. th or western Kansas and southeastern Colo
rmlo. We-tern Okluhoini lio- immediately oust of It, and tho soil of Okla
homa's western counties h identical in quality with tho lands of tho Pan
handle. l hose Oklahoma Ian Is however, woro government proporty and sub
let to homestoiuling and because of that fact woro occupied by fnrmors
almost as quickly as they boenmo availablo. There is also u strip of Oklahoma,
Hvor county, oxtonding westward along tho northern border of tho Texas
Panhandle and tho eastern edge of Now Mexico adjoins tho Panhandle on !tho
w.dt. Both of thoso regions uro woll sottlod for the sumo reason they wen-
subject to tho homeatoad laws.
Thero are no froo homestead lands, no government lauds In Texas, and
there never have been. Texas camo into tho Union on a basis dlfFcriug fiom
that of any other state. Thi explains to quite a largo oxtout why adjoining
states havo become set tie I with farmers and others whllo Texas has boon
oTorlooked waiting for an in-'ieieod population and a consequent increaso in
the value of lands elsowhofo would cause tho homesoekor to turn in this direr-
4on for bettor land and low prices. Settlement aro beginning to dot. all parts
of tho Panhandle. The transformation of tho old Panhandlo Into tho now Is
really one of tho modern wondors.
We,go to the Panhandlo country every
First and Third Tuesdays
Go with us and see for yourself
M CM Investment Co.
Potter Block, Up Stairs, Red Cloud.
I. H. HOLMES, President. . D. J. MYERS, Vico-Prosldent.
A. B. SELLER9, Secretary and Treasurer
Coolness Allays Panic on Liner, Which
Is Badly Damaged Twenty-Three
Sailors Art Miss.ng Divers Search
Sunken Cruiser for Bodies.
J)EATH LIST IS 350
TOTALS REVEAL DESOLATION
WROUGHT BY TORNADO.
Property Loss Impossible to Estimate.
Plantation Cabins Demolished and
Inmates Killed Forty-Six Towns
Damaged Storm Covers Wide Area.
New Orleans, April 27. Tho totals
'of death, misery and ruin caused In
iour, southern states by tornadoes
-came to'hand lu approximately correct
Briefly stated, they are: Killed,
bout 350; Injured, painfully or seri
ously. 1,200; homeless, several thou
sand; towns reporting serious wreck
31ro, 40; habitations and business
hotisos practically complete ruins in
Jhese towns, about 2,500.
The above figures do not include tho
-wieckage on plantations and farms,
scores of which were struck and dam
aged. Number of Dead May Never Be Known.
The number of dead may never be
known accurately, for the reason that
about threo hundred of them were no
gioea, and they were burled In many
communities without careful records
being made of their numbers. Whllo ;
some of the first reports giving appar-
ently reliable death lists have since ,
iirnvml imrellablo nevertheless remote i
places, which were lato In repotting
their dead, have served to hold the
total death list uniformly around 350.
Tho manner In which this death list
lias grown for two days in splto of
continual subtractions from first re
.ports has been a melancholy Index of
he interstate scope of tho disaster.
My following the wreckage of towns,
tho goneial direction of the tornadoes
can bo tiaced closely. Apparently the
torm came In three separate currents,
each describing tho arc of a circle and
traveling toward tho northeast. The
lirst of these struck through northern
loulslana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The second appeared farther south In
Jjulslana and Mississippi. This ap
parently was the portion of tho storm
which had swept through Georgia and
Alabama Friday and Saturday. The
third portion or the storm appeared
farther south than either of Its pre-decessoi-B.
This was tho storm -which
demolished Amite, La., and Purvis,
Miss., the towns in which the wreck
age was the worst.
Why tho fatalities were so largo Is
apparent fiom a glance at the photo
graphs which have arrived' here from
many portions of the tornado belt
They all tell the samo story.
Negroes Chief Victims,
jyholo blocks of what were formerly
"'Wi rrsisc-ccs ar.ci cab'.ns lie s:t?w
ovei the ground in separate uoarns.
Under this mass of wreckage many
hundred persons were burled, not one
in a hundred escaping without some
injury. The houses which were thus
scatteied about were mostly negroes'
habitations. The homes of tho whites
held together better and the photo
graphs show many of them with half
tho top of the upper half of tho struc
ture ripped ofT, but leaving below por
tions which must have held scores
The ruined towns have been visited
by thousands of spectators, many of
whom went with a few dollars In their
pockets to distribute among the neen'y.
Sheds, made- from the wreckage, have
become the homes of hundreds. Small
parties of men on horseback havo
gone through country districts taking
Inventories of the assistance needed
and rendering aid where It was most
necessary. At least a dozen funds
have been Mnited in as many cities
Following Is a list by states of the
forty-six towns reporting damage:
Louisiana Lucerne, Kenmorc, La
mourie, Richland, Amite. Fssle, Pine.
Angle. Franklintown, Sheridan. Avard,
Eunice total, 12.
Mississippi Giles Bend, rurvl.
Churchill. Lorman, Tillman. Melton,
Baxtervllle. Uruxton. Sunflower. Wa-
halak. Wlngate. Columbus, Walls. Mo
Laurin. Falrchllds Creek, Quitman's
Landing. McCallum, Winchester, Pine
Ridge total. 19
Georgia Columbus, Chlplcy, Harris.
La Grange, Grlflln, McDonough. Locust
Grove, Cedartown, Cave Springs 9.
Alabama Alboitsvlllo, High Mound,
Hatton, Leesburg, Settlement, Blounts
E"ar.rioe jveu , April 27. Mrs. J. T.
Moore, wife of Chief of Police Moore,
was held up on Ella street. Tho hold
up grabbed her pocketbook, wulch
contained $7 In silver. As he did ao
the money rolled out on the pavement,
and ho escapod without stopping to
gather It up. Another woman, whoso
name was not learned, was also a vic
tim or the holdup man.
Commends Attorney General.
Lincoln. April 27. Chairman H. J.
Wlnnett of tho state railway commis
sion Is or tho opinion Attorney Gener
al Thompson deserves great credit for
tho able manner in which ho has at-
tended 10 mo legut uuuus ui "ia uiucu
affecting the commission and has is
sued a statement which contains a his
tory of the expross company litigation
Circus Rider Hurt.
Falrbury, Nob., April 27. At tho
Initial performance of Campboll Bros.'
circus here a horse fell on ono or tho
hippodrome riders and injured him seriously.
London, April 27. Tho total of dead
and missing ot tno cruiser Gladiator h
crew as a result of thu collision be
tween the American liner St Paul and
thu British warshin off the Isle or
Wight is twenty-eight. The admiralty
issued a revised list of the names of
the Gladiator victims, which Includes
an additional death In the hospital,
bringing the total of deaths known up
to live. Twenty-three men aie miss
ing, according to the list, anil six are
buffering severe injuries. The sccre
tary of the admiralty expresses leai
that there aro still eight others miss
ing. Divers searched part of the sunk
en cruiser for bodies, but were not
successful In finding any.
The opinion among shipping men
appears to be unanlinous that the accl
dent was unavoidable. All witnesses
of the disaster agree practically that
both crews behaved as well us posal
bio. Coming bo soon after the loss of
the Tiger, which was sunk by the
cruiser Berwick off the Isle of Wight
on April 3, thirty-six men being
drowned, the sinking of the Gladiator
Is a severe blow to the British navy.
Tin. nnHsnimers on the St Paul
who acted so coolly during the few
Irving minutes following the collision
could hardly have realized the dangei
In which they stood. They weie as
sured by the officers that there was nu
danger, but the condition ol the steam
er's bows, disclosed as she lies at the
dock, shows that she had a narrow
escape from meeting tho same fate as
the Gladiator As It was, the St Paul
was moio seriously damaged than at
first supposed. She shipped a great
quantity of water through her broken
nlates. and from the moment she
backed away from the wrecked cruiser
until she reached her wharf all her
pumps were going at full capacity.
Tho damaged bows or the St. Paul
indicate that she rorced her nose at
least twenty feet through the ciulser'a
side, but fortunately tho greatest dm
age was above tho water line.
The snow was falling so thickly that
it was impossible to nco a yard ahead
Had the cruiser been painted any "oth
er color than Blate, she might have
been seen earlier and the collision
averted, but Groat Britain has decided
that her warships attract less atten
tion when thus painted, and what Is
considered the necessity ot war pur
poses has contributed to an accident.
,INE KILLED; THIRTY INJURED
Two Intcrurban Cars Collide Near
Detroit. April 29. Two largo Inter
urban trolley cars on tho Dotiolt,
Jackson and Chicago railway co.i.
head on while running about forty
five miles an hour, near Ypsiin.vt..
Nino men were killed and about thirty
men and women Injured, four of thou
A mistake lu orders on the part of
Motorinan Isa Fay of tho limited car,
who was crushed to death beneath his
vestibule. Is alleged to have caused
the collision. It Is 'charged that ho
overran his orders.
The dead: Motorinan Isa Fay of
Jackson. John Paget of Detroit.
Charles Carmen of Detroit, Joe How
ard of Detroit, Jack McMullen or Syra
cuse, Garborino Gronul of Detroit,
three unidentified men.
The limited car, comfortably filled
with about forty people, left Ypsilantl
nt 7 o'clock for Detroit. The running
time of the ear was changed and re
duced so that Motorniaii Fay left
Ypsilantl ten minutes earlier than 1.
had been accustomed to. nils is
thought by some to be responsible fori
his mistake. Instead of stopping at i
Harris switch, about two miles west or
the scene of the accident, the limited
rushed by the crossing point at high
speed. As It rounded a uirvo four
miles east of Ypsilantl, the other cat
dashed Into view, also tunning at high
speed, it was a hopeless effort to try
to stop the heavy cam, an I they
Clashed together with terrific impact.
Motorinan Wlngravo of the local car
Jumped when he saw that the col
lision was ine liable, but .Motorniaii
Fay stuck to his post The local car
was built considerably higher than Un
limited, so that as they met its body
rode up over the heavy flooring and
lion work of the limited and tele
scoped it for nearly thirty feet. De
spite the terrific force of the col
lision, the wrecked limited stayed on
the rails, with the local car crashed
Into Its forward end for half tho
length. There were BcreaniB of fright
from the limited passengers as they
nan. i lnrni car loom no before
them, and then they were silenced In
tho crash. Survivors say thero was a
moment of death-liko stillness follow
ing the collision and then the unin
jured and' slightly wounded passengers
crawled from the wreck, und after a
few moments began the work or res
cuing those who were pinned under
tlio car Hardly a passenger escaped
Injuries of some sort. Bruises and
cuts rrom broken glass were general
among those who had fortunately es
caped more serious wounds.
Chlld Caught on Bridge and Killed.
Goring, Neb.. April 29. While re
turning from a picnic, Kvn McFarland,
aged nine, daughtor of Mr. and Mrs
John McFarland of Goring, was caught
on n high trestle bridge and run down
and killed by a Colorado Southurn pas
senger train She was badly mangled.
The parents attended the picnic with
their daughter, who ran on ahead to
cross the brldgo.
Death Takes John A. Doe.
Omaha, April 25. John A. Doe, for
twenty-two years a louring buidiioaii
man of Omaha, South Omaha and
Council Bluffs, died at his home after
an Illness of a year, during tho last
four months of which ho was confined
to bis bed. He was president of the
Omaha Ice company.
Fousc Gets Death Sentence.
Omaha, April 29. William Fouae.
the negro convicted of murdering Jo
seph T. Bowles, a Fort Crook soldier,
on the night of Dec. II, was sentenced
to MifYor death on the gallows by
Judge Sears. The date ot tlui execu
tion was fixed at Friday, Aug 14.
Fruit Damaged In Nebraska Some.
Lincoln, April 28. A light frost wu
reported In southern Nebraska. Tim
metcitry dropped to 2 degrees bolow
freezing. Poaches have boon slightly
hint, It was report od. Gardeiui es
caped with little damage, owing to
the high wind and cloudy weather.
First White Child in Omaha Is Dead.
Omaha. April 29 Mrs. 13m ma Lo
gan Whitney, aged fifty-eight years,
who Is said to have been the flMt.
white chllil who was brought to tho
city or Omaha, died at the homo or
her son, Cliueiice Whitney, at 1015
Fifth avenue, in Council Bluffs.
PUBLISHERS ASK VOTE ON BILL
Declare Majority of House Is in Favor
of Stevens Measure.
Washington, April 27. A committee
CONNER IS GIVEN A LIFE TERM
Pleads Guilty to Murder In Second De
gree in Killing His Wife.
McCook, Net)., April 27. John
Frank Conner, wno murdered his wlte
Thursday on a farm about fifteen
miles south or McCook, and who has
since been held In tho cotiuty jail at
this place, waived his preliminary
hearing in justice court and wan
bound over to appear forthwith In the
- district court. The prisoner picauou
To the Pacific Coast
Very favorable excursion rates to
tho Pucillo Coast during tho sum
mer season of 1908, including spe
cial dates in April to California as
follows: April Stith aud 20th. Il
lustration, only M0 rouud trip
Tho Coast tour Is tho Hno9t jour
ney in tho world. Muko it this
summer. Also low one-way retes
To Colorado and
tmitiurv nt Lincoln for lire.
Tho prisoner made a statement, tho
gist or it being that the murdered
woman had stated she was going to
leave him and that he folt she was
the last one to turn against him, and
he shot her to death.
of the American Newspaper Publish
ers' association visited the special
committee appointed by the speaker to
investigate the wood pulp and paper
Questions and' the papor trust. The
visitors said a majority or the inern-J's u(.ty to ,nunier n the second degree
bers or the house have expressed at, -. j sentenced to the state pool-
(lUSlIt; IU HUIIIIUI I. IIIU OIUICIIO uiii .....;
Insisted that they ho given an op
portunity to record their vote.
Without warning tho delegation
swept into the room or Speaker Can
non, author or the resolution for an
Investigation of tho paper Industry,
which, It Is charged by the publishers,
was designed for the purpose of pre
venting legislative action at this ses
sion of congress, and before the visit
was over President Bidder and tho
snenker had had a wordy warfare
which plainly Indicated the temper of
That the publishers were full of
fight was evidenced on every hand.
They went after their congressmen
without gloves, called them out of tho
house and out of their committee
rooms, and generally upset things In
What frightened the leaders of the
house most, however, was their threat
to start a petition on the Republican
side of the house to compel the speak
er to permit the wood pulp and print
paper bill to pass.
Plan now for your summer vaca
tion in Colorado, Wyoming, tho
Blnck Hills or Yellowstone Park.
Very low and attractive sumtnor
tourist, rates to tho cool mountain
roiiortH after Juno 1st
First und third Tuesdays to tho
Bltf Horn Basin
LANDSLIDE BURIES A TOWN
Thirty Inhabitants of Canadian Ham
let Die Under Tons of Earth.
Buckingham, Que., April 27. Half
tho little French hamlet of Notre
Dame do Salette, sixteen miles from
here on tho Llevre river. Ilea burled
under a sliding mountain, and at least
thirty of its small population arc
known to have porlshed. The hamlet
has no telephone or telegraph and It
is not on a railroad. Meager bits of
news or tho disaster come in by mes
senger rrom the physicians and other
rescuers who wero hurrlod there when
the first calls for aid camo.
Latest reports from De Salette
make the number of known dead thir
ty, of which eleven bodies have been
recovered In all, twenty houses were
engulfed in the slide Tho slide car
ried two houses on the west bank. into
tho swollen river and across to the
east bank and then covered eighteen
houses there. Tho river was dammed
and those who wore not killed in tho ;
ftvajancho were urowneu.
BRYANS ARRIVE AT LINCOLN
Family Together Again at Falrvlew
After Mrs. Bryan's Trip Abroad.
Lincoln, April 27 William J. Bryan,
Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Ruth Leavltt ar
rived in the city and went itntnedi
ately to Falrvlew A largo crowd,
composed of relatives and close
friends, met the Bryan party at the
Mr. Bryan said for tho next two
weeks he would pay strict attention to
work on his farm. After that he will
go to Washington for tho Whlto House
conference, lie declined to discuss
political conditions in New York and
Woods' Sentence Commuted.
Lincoln, April 27. Frank WoodB,
sentenced to the penitentiary for
twelve years In 1904 from Dawes
county on a charge of taking 4,000
from a woman, will be released some
tlmo next rail. Governor Sheldon
commuted his sentence to five years
upon the recommendation or juuge
Wcstover, who wus the trial judge
when Woods was convicted. The pris
oner has a wire living la Iowa.
Auction sale for choico of tho
nowly irrigated lands under tho
Oregon Basin, or Wiley ditch, nour
Cody. Opening in May, 1008. Also
splendid chances yet for homo
steading government irrigated
lands near Garland, Wyo. Writo
I). 01 m Denver, Landsockor.s1 In
formation Bureau, Omaha, lie will
personally conduct hiudscokors
excursions to the Big Horn Basin
first and third Tuesdays of each
month through tho sumtnor.
Excolleut. business chances in new
growing towns on Burlington ex
tensions. Writo vi p. Denver or
J. I Edwards, Tiekot Agent.
L. W. Wakoley, G. P. a., Omaha, Nob.
Stock Shipper Files Complaint.
Lincoln, April 28. Oscar Thompson
of Wisner, representative in tho legis
lature of 1905, appeared before the
stato railway commission with a com
plaint ngainst the Northwestern rail
road, which ho wants investigated.
Ho cites that 22.0' 0 pounds Is given
by tho railroad as tho minimum
wolght of a car or sheep, and yet com
plains that he never' has ben able to
crowd that many pounds or live sheep
Into n single car. He complains that
ho Is UiUH compelled to pay extra
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