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Dwelling House, Bars and Horses Swept Away, the Horses
Killed - Nothing Left in its Track.
Claude, Tex., April 18 - No further
damages than were reported resulted from the cyclone yesterday, but
additional particulars have been obtained. the cloud formed near the
"J.J." headquarters, in the Palo Duro canyon and traveled north,
passing two miles west of Claude. The ground in its course was swept
as clean as if a fire had passed over it. About four miles northwest
of Claude it struck Mr. J. C. PATCHING's house. Two men were
staying with him and when the storm burst upon them were busily engaged
fixing supper. One of the men ran out of doors while the other two, PATCHING
and CHAMBERLAIN, remained in the house and were picked up and carried
off with the house.
PATCHING was found by a neighbor some six or seven
yards from the house in an insensible condition, and died to-day at 12
The other part will recover.
PATCHING's horses were killed and carried some four
or five hundred yards from the house, and the house and wagon were
Mr. PATCHING was a very popular young man, and his
tragic death has cast a gloom over our town. His brother, J. A. PATCHING
is expected in to-night.
Mrs. NEWBY, living about nine miles south of here,
received a telegram from her old home in Illinois, that her husband William
NEWBY, supposed to have been killed at the battle of Shiloh, was not
dead and had returned to the old home.
A NAUGHTY TEACHER
Arrested for Embezzlement and Adultery.
A Criminal of the Worst Kind.
DeLeon, Tex., April 18 - Our little city was thrown
into a state of excitement yesterday when Professor J. W. STOTTS,
principal of our public school, was arrested on a charge of adultery with
Mrs. Bettie SAUNDERS. Professor STOTTS came here last
fall and was employed by the trustees as principal of our school. He
brought a woman named Mrs. Bettie SAUNDERS and her little boy with
him, claiming that she was his sister and with whom he has been
rooming. Or people thought it was all right, as she was his sister;
but it now turns out that she is not. Hence, the arrest. Our
justice of the peace has letters and telegrams from Mitchell, Ind., charging
STOTTS with abandoning his wife and three children, also charging
embezzlement, and stating he is the worst kind of criminal. He will
have his examining trial Monday and will also be held for the papers from
Indiana. Our people are very indignant at such treatment.
A Tarrant County Doctor a Little Late at the Altar, But
He Gets there All the Same
Lancaster, Tex., April 16 - Dr. TIMS of
Arlington and Miss Lena ORR were married this morning at 1:30 a.m. at
the residence of the bride's father, Capt. W. A. ORR, a few miles
east of here. The marriage was to have occurred at 8 p.m., but on
account of the fire at Dallas the train on which the doctor was depending
could not reach the city, and dumped him off at Grand Prairie. He took
in the situation at once and wired a friend at Wilmer to go post haste to
Capt. ORR's and make known the reasons for his delay.
Prof. W. T. MANN, who owns a pecan farm on the
Concho, says the Coming West, is organizing a company for the purpose of
testing pecan culture in the Concho country, to a thorough test. The
culture of pecans as a profitable crop has awakened considerable interest in
West Texas of late.
WITH HIS OWN HAND
A Young Farmer Uses a Pistol; Shooting Himself Through
Kyle, Tex., April 19 - John EVANS, a young man about
twenty-eight years old, lately from Mississippi, working on a farm near
here, committed suicide to-day by shooting himself through the heart with a
38-caliber pistol. Ill-health is supposed to be the cause.
TEXAS SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES
The Presbyterian people of Pecan Gap an Sunshine in Delta
county, are going to unite and put up a handsome church building.
A new Methodist church was dedicated at Houston last
Sunday, Rev. Mr. PHILPOT, presiding elder officiating. It is to
be known as the Methodist Tabernacle.
Milford, Ellis county, is discussing the erection of a
$10,000 school building.
Sherman Register; There is now but little doubt that
an elegant edifice will replace the one in use at the present time by the
Second Baptist congregation of this city. It will be built upon the
It is said that efforts are being made to raise funds whith
which to build another Baptist church in Denison.
Fairfield, April 17 - The Baptist church has been completed
and services held several times, yet the church has not been dedicated; but
will be as soon as all indebtedness is paid off.
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