Snyder, OK Tornado, May 1905

TORNADO AT SNYDER, OK.

Report Says Four Hundred People Are Killed or Injured-A Relief Train Is Sent to the Scene.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok., May 10.-Reports have reached here from Hobart and Anadarko confirming the news of a tornado at Snyder, but no details are known.

The Frisco Railroad is sending a relief train from Chickasha to Snyder. It is rumored that 400 people are killed and injured.

INFORMATION IS MEAGER.

Wires Are All Down and Communication with Towns Near Snyder is Cut Off.

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.

Oklahoma City, Ok., May 10.-Only meager information concerning the cyclone which struck Snyder is obtainable, and that comes from Chickasha, I. T.

Over a very bad long distance telephone wire the Rock Island train dispatcher called to the Frisco dispatcher at Sapulpa that there had been a cyclone at Snyder. A special relief train was immediately dispatched to the stricken city.

All communication has been lost with Chickasha and other offices near Snyder.

REPORT REACHES QUANAH.

One Hundred People Are Said to Have Been Killed in Cyclone Which Destroyed Snyder.

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.

Quanah, Tex., May 11.-A report was received here tonight that a cyclone had struck the town of Snyder and that the town had been blown away. One hundred people were killed. A relief train was at once made up here and with a large party of doctors and nurses, has gone to Snyder.

A report was also received that there had been a severe storm at Oluska and that a family had been killed there. All wires to Snyder are down.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 11 May 1905