Guthrie, TX Tornado Wrecks Courthouse, Apr 1905

TORNADO SWEEPS OVER WEST TEXAS

Courthouse and Residences Wrecked in King County

ONE MAN INJURED BUT NO LIVES LOST

County Officials at Guthrie, Tex., Had Narrow Escape

Fort Worth, Tex., April 23 -- (Special.) -- A tornado passed over portions of West Texas yesterday afternoon, and reports received by the Record last night, although meager, and from scattered sections, would indicated that it covered a long stretch of country, and possibly all the damage has not been reported.

The first indication of the storm came from Guthrie, King county, Tex., i the following special telegram to the Record:

Guthrie, Tex. April 21. -- (Special.) -- A tornado passed through Guthrie at 3 p.m. wrecking the court house and destroying two residences.  The county judge was in the court house and had a narrow escape.  The county clerk's residence was badly damaged. John Duren was badly hurt. No lives were lost.

San Antonio Express, San Antonio, TX 24 Apr 1905