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t- STILL SERIOUS
.WATER AT ELDORA NOT YET SUB
SIDING AND BRIOQES CON
TINUC TO BE DESTROYED.
N€ARUY ALL HIGHWAYS
Iowa River Flood Greatest Ever Known
at Eldora—Waters Receding at Tama
—No Mail Into Town For Over Two
Days and Trains Are Still Marooned
Special to Times-Republican.
Eldora. June 6.—Flood conditions in
the vicinity of Eldora have not im
proved. The waters in the Iowa river
valley, -which on Wednesday reached
the highest sta«e ever known, hail nor
yet begun to subside at noon lay.
altho there had been no rise. A f"H
may be expected soon, altho another
heavy rain fell here early this morn
Bridges and culverts are -washed out
or damaged over the entire county,
every creek and dry run having been
converted into a racing torrent. an«.l
the damage to bridges and highways
alone will amount to thousands of dol
lars. The wagon bridge at Steamboat
Rock has been undermined and par
tially wrecked. None ot the cement
bridges built In recent years have been
moved, but the approaches have been
washed oat. The old river bridge
across the Iorwa at this point has been
damaged and may be lost. Only one
mail carrier out of Eldora was able to
make his trip yesterday. His route is
over the higher country to the east.
Considerable live stock has been lost.
Tom Megan had yarded seventeen cars
of stock on Monday ready for ship
merit. A tsv? of wprp lost
and the herd scattered, but most of the
animals have bean rounded up and
Abating at Tama.
Special to Times-Republican.
flood in the
Iowa valley is abating here, and the
first train bringing the first mall In two
days reached here from the east this
forenoon. Two Chicago Great Western
passenger trains which were being de
toured over the Milwaukee and North
ireetern lines axe still marooned here.
Between 800 and 400 passengers have
been marooned here since Monday
The flood -waters overflowed the res
ervoir dikes and have been cutting
around the dam. The flood extended
north to Toledo and to the wast as fur
as eye could see. Thousands of acres
of corA have been submerged.
DELUGE AT AME8.
Creeks Overflow, Street* Are Flooded
and Crops Damaged.
Ames, June 6.—Property loss will run
far into the thousands of dollars, live
3tock was drowned, railroad schedules
abandoned and serious damage to crops
and roadways, resulted fronv the most
serious rain storm that has visited this
section in years.
Rain coming down In torrents fed
rivers and small streams which already
were swollen as a result of the precipi
tation of the last week, causing them
to overflow and flooding hundreds of
acres of bottom land. Squaw creek
going on a rampage has made a great
lake between Ames and the campus,
the high water* taking out the foot
bridge leading from the cinder path,
and great stretches of the Lincoln
highway grade were washed out. Street
car traffic was abandoned.
The Lincoln highway between Ames
and the college was washed out for a
distance, of about sixty feet, the grade
completely giving way. The highway
was made impassable on both sides of
In Ames the rain fell in such volume
that many streets were like surging
streams, and storm sewers were choked
to the maximum. The Northwestern
lunch room basement was flooded, as
were many other buildings in that
Receding at Union.
Special to Timt s-Rvpublican.
Union, June 5.—The flood at this
point receded during the night. and
eft'.vrts are now under way to repair
same of the bridges over small streams
and bayous. All the bridges on
Honey Creek have been destroyed. A
family named Oockerham, living near
the railroad bridge south of town, was
driven out by the flood but much of
their household furniture was de
stroyed. The Prank Reed family, north
of town, had to fte rescued by boats.
Their household goods were damaged.
Chelsea Under Water.
Special to Times-Republican.
Toledo. June 6.—Chelsea, a village
east of here, probably was hit harder
by the flood than any other town in
Tama counts'. The entire town was
under water with the exception of
throe buildings which' stood upon
"knolls, and the main street could be
traversed only with -boats. Chelsea Is
two miles from the Iowa river, but
back water and a small creek running
thru the town caused serious condi
Scott County Soldier Deranged.
Davenport, June S. Charles F.
Shaughnessy, a member of Battery F,
Fifth field artillery, and a son of Pat
rick Shaughnessy, 1621 Main street, is
being transferred from the army hos
pital at Fort Porter, N\ Y.. to Daven
port under escort for mental treatment,
according to "information received by
Sheriff Henry" A. Kuehl. Shaughnessy
Is said to be suffering from a mental
hallucination which takes the form of
mysterious orders to kill. He will
probably be ordered committed to the
state hospital at Mt. Pleasant.
fORK IN HER TEN ROOM HOUSE
NO! LIKE PLAV, SHE DECLARES
Pretty Des Moines, Iowa, Woman Who Was Relieved of
Catarrh, Which Undermined Her Entire Con
stitution, by Tanlac.
MRS. MAY HULL
According to Mrs. May Hull, who
lives at 933 Sixth avenue, Des Moines,
Iowa, work In her ten room house Is
now like mere play. Few men folks
understand what this means. They
oan't realize the many steps a woman
takes and the mUlion other thln&s she
does to keep their homes cozy and
clean. Only womAi know the true
meaning of housework and the physical
strength it takes to make them enjoy
Perhaps no testimony yet told dem
onstrates the fall value of Tanlac any
more than the interesting story Mrs.
Hull teHs. She says: "Catarrh of the
head oaused me a great deal of suffer
ing generally got out of bed In the
mornings with a bad taste in my mouth
and dtuy headaches. I had no appe
tite sor brmkfiuit. I
«prenhing seemed to upset me. At
•jfniTi hn1 to ask the children to play
ootslde. I could 'not stand the noise
"dittos taking Tanlac my lmprove
lM* been wonderfuL My head is
as clear as a belL I have a fine appe
tite and am not troubled with head
aches. We have a ten room house and
I feel so much stronger that my house*
work Is mere play, where before It
seemed as if I could never get thru.
I fee! that I can not praise Tanlac too
Many women are compelled to lie
down at frequent intervals during the
day. This of course Is due to weak
ness, the forerunner of serious ills to
follow. At first there will be languor,
especially in ihe-mornings, faintness,
dizziness and sinking sensations.in the
pit of the stomach. The digestion be
comes impaired. Then comes shortness
of breath, cold hands and feet, head
aches. paleness, dark circles under the
eyes and dragging pai'n across the hips.
In scores of cases Tanlac has been
cue liica-im of relieving women, bcyauas
it give* tone and strength to the sys
Tanlac is sold and recommended by
the McBrlde & Will drag company and
other first class druggists la this and
TO WAR'S TOLL
NIN£TY-FOUR MEN KILLED IN
ACTION SINCE TROOP®
DIE FROM OTH-ER CAl&ES
Rainbow Division Now Boing Used as
"Shock Troop" Unit and Becoming
Profioient—Young Iowa Soldier May
Be Sent to Congress From Second
District, Altho a Democrat.
Special to Times-Republican.
Des Moines, June
so far as it
has been possible to check up on
casualties of Iowa men In France this
state has had ninety-four men killed
in battle on the west front, dying in
action or from wounds since the fight
ing started In the spring. In addition
there are records at the state histor
ical department of thirt-v-nine others
who have died but the exact cause of
their death is not known. And these
figures do not include those who have
died from disease.
According to a letter received here
by District Judg-e Hubert Utterback
the 16Sth, which suffered heavy losses
on the morning of May 27 had for
several weeks been a "shock troop"
unit. The letter was written by First
Lieut Daniel C. "ewquist
In his letter here he writes. "Our
division is what might be called
shock troops and we are getting pretty
good at that. I guess from the accounts
we see in the Des Moines papers that
her citizens have pretty good cause to
feel proud of her sons over here. We
have had a few pretty lively Fourth of
July celebrations with about normal
losses. Seldom a day now without
casualties. "Bang". A -big shrapnel Just
nu a i»uuac- leas than a half a block
away and an accumulation of two
centuries of dust is going up In the air
I just picked up a piece of shell which
hit about six feet from me. My regards
to any of the Za-Ga-Zig boys you
Soldier May Go to Congress.
One young Iowa volunteer soldier
instead of going to war may go to con
gress. He is Corporal Buell McC^sh,
of Bloom field, now stationed at Camp
McCash was nominated by the
democrats in the Second district at the
Monday primaries altho his name did
not appear on the ballot and \ad to
be written in. His friends brought him
out, organized the district, advertised
him effectively in the newspapers and
nominated him over Mayor Pat L«eny
of Ottumwa, and L. T. Richmond, of
It Is predicted that If McCash makes
a campaign in the Sixth district it
will be an effective one which may
rbake Congressman O. "W. Ramseyer,
of'Bloomfield. look to his laurels.
"Vote for him for the love of the
boys" was the way the friends of Mc
Cash put It up to the democratic
voters down In the Sixth district. They
pointed out that he 1s a soldier and
not a polticiaji, was not seeking the
nomination and is now In the military
service. He is thirty years old, is a
graduate of Drake Unversity and of
the law department of the University
of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
COAL SITUATION SERIOUS.
Anthracite Coal Barred Entirely From
Dee Moines, June 8.—Upon his return
to Iowa from the annual meeting of the
National Coal Association at Philadel
phia. D. F. Cushlng, district fuel rep
resentative for this state, brings to the
people of Iowa many salient fact rela
tive to the serious fuel situation In this
state and the central west. At this
meeting the entire coal production of
the country was organized on a war
footing. Iowa coal fields, upon which
Iowa must depend for most of its fuel
this year, Is through the operators of
the state practically turned over to the
government to bring about as nearly as
possible a condition which will pre
vent suffering and want for fuel.
Every ooal field was urged to secure
Its largest production and every con
sumer of coal, large or small, was no
tified to take advantage of every favor
able condition or else suffer the con
sequences. Representatives of the
United States fuel administration were
present, the western situation gone
over In detail and it was declared that
upon summer storage, and that alone,
the consumers of the central west, must
place Its dependence for fuel.
Mr. Cushlng carries this message to
the people of Iowa:
Anthracite coal Is barred hereafter
entirely from Iowa.
Illinois coal will follow the general
trend toward the east Instead of finding
Its outlet in Iowa.
Iowa mines worked day and night
from now until next spring can barely
take care of the demands of this state
and the demands from adjacent states
The only salvation possible Is for
every consumer to put into hto bins
at this time all the coal possible. Other
wise no coal win be available.
BOIES FOR CONGRESS,
Wins Republican Nomination in
Sioux City, June 6.—With not more
than a dozen scattering prcclnct?
missing in the entire Eleventh district,
William D. Boies, of Sheldon, was
nominated to congress by nearly 3,000
plurality over Charles P. Ijyfle, of
Sioux City, his nearest opponent on
the republican ticket. Mr. I/ytle ob
tained a lead of less than 600 over A
The vote, with the fewprecincts
missing stood: Boies, 7,13 Lytle,
4,742, and Sammis, .4,290.
Five precincts were missing In Buena
Vista county, owing to the condition of
country roads due to recent.rains tavr
were missing in day county one in
Xiyon county one In Monona county
and another precinct No, 1 of Bock
township! In Woodbury county.
It was predicted the missing pre
cincts in Bscsa. VI»fa county
the race thf other could have defeated
Judge Boies in the primary.
General lassitude wwns the voters,
du^ to increased Interest In twoea
apart from elections, together with an
extremely muddy condition of nearly
all dirt roads of the oounty are be
lieved to tiave mitigated toward a light
ballot ewer the district generally.
THREE BROTHERS OFFICERS.
Iowa Boys Secure Commissions and
Dad Want* to Go to War.
Shenandoah, June 6.—Three Black
burn brothers, James, Dell and George,
sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Black
burn, have received commissions in tho
United States army as second lieuten
ants. With the granting of a commis
sion to George Blackburn it is re
markable In the fact that he won his
second lieutenancy In twenty days
after entering the officers' training
camp. He is stationed at Cs*np Lee,
Petersburg, Vii., but expects to be
transferred soon. George had been in
training ten months at Camp Cody,
Deming, V. M., before entering the R.
O. T. a
James Blackburn is the oldest of the
boys and has had his commission since
Dec. 6 as he attended the training
camp at Fort Snelling. He Is at Fort
Crook, near Omaha, with the regulars.
Dell Blackburn, who attended the camp
at Des Moines, has been awaiting his
commission for several weeks and
word came the last of the week grant
ing his second lieutenancy.
The brothers attended Drake Uni
versity at Des Moines before entering
the service. With his three sons work
ing for Uncle Sam. Father Blackburn
has the fever to enter the service and
says he wants to get into the light.
ARMY TO RUSSIA. SAYS TAFT.
Germany Policy of Conquest Must Be
Cedar Rapide, June
would Increase rather than teiwen the
lead of Judge Botes 4a. that /County.
The closeness,of the contest between
Mr. Lytle and •%. Sampil* *jhas given
rise to the conjecture amdriff fiftends of
Jwth that had Mtfcqr remained out fit
necessary for the United States not
only to send an army to the western
front, declared former President Wil
liam H. Taft in an address here, but
this country also will be obliged to
send an army into Russia.
Mr. Taft spoke here under the aus
pices of the Red Cross and tomorrow
will give the graduation address at
Coe College. His other engagements
will carry him to towns in this vicinity
where he has been engaged for dedica
"We must send an army to Russia
soon," said Mr. Taft "We must pre
vent G«nu«tujr fiinn developing all tie
man power and the mineral and agri
cultural resources of Russia to en
able her to carry on thi^ war."
The purpose of Germany, he de
clared, has been made plain by her
conduct in Russia. Every allied nation
now realises that it must he a war to
the death. Her pplicy of conquest and
breaking of every peace agreement
and covenant she has made with the
Russians has convinced the world that
there can be no peace except a peace
that shall he dictated by the allies.
Farm Building of Unusual Size Near
Special to Times-Republican.
Alexander, June 6.—Lightning struck
the large barn on the Nels Larson farm.
Just a half mils north of town, Wed
nesday afternoon, and In a very short
time the entire structure was in ruins.
As soon as the alarm was given a
large crowd of men went out from town
and by persistent effort kept
crib which was in close proximity to
the Are from catching.
The barn was 28x156 and was one of
the landmarks in this locality, being
noted for its size. A large quantity of
oats, hay and farm machinery was de
The loss is moderately covered by in-
Grundy Center Items.
Special to Times-Republican.
Grundy Center, June 6.—The smallest
vote ever polled at a primary was polled
here Monday. The day vraa very rainy
and in the rural districts the vote was
very light. One township palled but
eighteen votes. The only contest
the county was over the republican
candidate for recorder, Miss Fannie
Koobs winning over Mabel Johnson by
a good majority. A good vote was
given to E. K. Greene for state senator
but on account of the light vote in the
county It was not enough to offset the
heavy Black Hawk county vote, so that
the senatorial contest will go into the
The county was visited with another
extremely heavy rain which did a great
deal of damage. In German township
the bridges were badly damaged and
some of them floated away. Much live
stock was lost. In some fields the corn
was badly washed.
Wayne Morrisor* and Prank Robins
left for training camp, where they had
volunteered as brakeman. They were
escorted to the depot by the band and
about 1,000 people. Charles WWker
leaves tonight for enlistment in the
The old Frlcken tailor Shop, which
was damaged by the fire at the Gtlmore
garage, has been torn down. The own
ers are considering building two new
buildings on the old corner, one for a
garage and the otber~for
If these new buildings are erected this
year, as is being talked ,lt will make a
much needed improvement on the west
corner of Main street
Loss Horns in Fire.
Brooks, June 6.—Mr. and Mrs. James
Stalder and their two children living
Never bow often you have tried
and faiM| yoa stop burning, itching
eczema quickly by applying a littla «emo
famished by «ny druggist for 35c. Extra
large bottle $L00. Healing begins the
moment semo is applied. In a abort time
usually every trace of eczems, tetter
pirr.plps, rash, Uackbesds aad similar
skin diseases will be removed.
For dearing the Skin and making it
vigorously healthy, fJw^jw «jmo,tiie
penetrating: antiseptic liquid. It ispot-a
greasy salve and it does not stain. When
others fail it is the one dependsbte treat-
40o PER DOZEN
(Limit Ont DOHA)
bars bad a narrow ssoape from being
burned to death in their heme early
yesterday morning. Mrs. Stalder
flames and awakening her husband
each took a ohlld
their arms and
started to leave their bedroom. Open
ing the stairway door they were nearly
IDA GROVE GIRL WEDS.
Ethel Keith Becomes Bride of Ralph
Jennings, of Csdar Falls.
Special to Times-Republican.
Ida Grove. June 6.—Miss Ethel B.
Keith, daughter of E. P. Keith, of this
city, and Ralph K. Jennings, of Cedar
Falls, were married at the home of
the bride's father in this city, at
o'clock^ yesterday. Rev. Thomas Funk
performing the ceremony. The bride is
one of Ida Grove's best known and
popular young ladies, having spent all
her life in this community and for
three years past has been one of the
public schools' most successful teach
ers. The groom has been located at
Indianapolis, Ind., for some time, trav
eling out of that city for a big machin
ery manufacturing company, and they
will make their home in that city. They
left last eveAing for a short wedding
trip and will visit with the groom's
parents at Cedar Falls before going to
S. U. I. ENGINEER SCALDED.
George Hedges Painfully Burned When
Valve Blows Out.
Iowa City, June 6.—George Hedges,
chief day engineer at the university
power, plant was fatally burned while
..-.4 ••. j\'i,'
awakened at 2:30 o'clock by the roar of
making repairs on the main stsam pipe
carry Ins tlte steam
be boilers tx
turbines, when tl\e
flames. They fought their way down
stairs, getting their hair singed but
otherwise escaping harm. They found
refuge in the home of Mrs. Stalder's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Myers,
living near. They saved no clothing
except their night clothes and neigh
bors saved the piano and a few chairs.
The caupe of the Are Is not known.
him with steam
scalding him principally about the head,
arms and body* He died several hours
Mr. Hedges had placed a ladder
against the' hoge steam pipe that ran
thru the top of the, boiler room and
was up on tiie ladder tampering with
the valve wmn the explosion oocuired.
It either hurled Mr. Hedges from the
pipe or he Jumped Just after the ac
cident occurred. The dther workmen,
principally firemen, came around to
And htm and at first were unable to find
him. They found him at last at the
bottom ot the ladder with some wood
and brick heaped about.
Mr. Hedges is one of ths heat
known engineers In the city, living at
508 South Dodge street He
Tn many parts of the country second,
ar.d third growth 41mber is entirely
unrelated to the original trees. The
Cats kill mountains, when first visited
by white men, were largely covered
wljth spruce and hemlock. Such areas
as have been cut over have nearly al
ways been taken possession of by
beech, apple and birch, and of late
years it has been noted that poplars
and aspens show a strong disposition
to grow up in abandoned clearings.
Another case, and one, in which the
hand of man Is hardly to be seen
assisting the transformation. Is that of
the wild red cherry, which within a
generation has spread from the east
ern to the western states.
10,000 TislMilt fnn Nattas
Of children who hare (ncceMfaUy sued Mother
Sweet Powders fot Children. Ttermors
and regaiste the bo well, rellere FeTeriehneee,
Teething dUorders, con»Up«tJon, headichee^dee
troj wans* mndfreaoently bresk op wlds. Chifc
dren like them. For SO j»*r» Mother Grmy'«
Powders for Children tare been the sate ami
remedy In time of need. Mother* ihoold
nerer be without a box In the home for Imme
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