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v'OL XL, NO. 47 Fergus County Democrat LEW1ST OWN, FERGUS COUNTY, MONTANA, AUGUST 12, 1915. PRICE FIVE CENT OF TEXAS Three thousand ignorant greasers are up m i arms and causes turmoil in some Texas coun ties—Clash is certain—Governor asks fcr double number of federal troops c,„. M.ite HOU8TON, Texas, Aug. 12— Governor Ferguson of Texas to night telegraphed from Rockport, where he is spending his vacation, to President Wilson, asking the latter to double the number of federal troops now on duty in the Rio Grande valley. Governor Ferguson says he purposely de layed making the request, hoping the situation might clear up. Conditions now are perilous and grave, he added. BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 11.— Practically every American citizen in the three southmost counties of Tex as, Cameron, Hidalgo and Starris, is under arms tonight in fear that the overwhelming Mexican population of the section may break out in a radical flight. Disturbances attributed to Mexicans on the international border, spread rapidly today. Rumors of trouble. came from widely separated locali ties, some of them even from Laredo, on the border 200 miles distant from' Brownsville. The outstanding feature of the day's developments was the circulation of a rumor in many quar ters-even reaching to the war de-j partment at Washington—that dlsturbance was an effort on the part of untutored Mexicans to turn back a portion of Texas to Mexican con trol. This scheme, it was rumored was backed by ignorant Mexicans liv ing on the American side of the Rio Grande, assisted by escaped convicts and fugitives from justice and also, , according to the report, by a consider able number of irresponsible Mexi ™.*' 5 . Ci „ vi lL anH ', i * ' were said to have crossed the Amer ican border from Mexico. Impetus was given the movement, it is be lieved in many quarters, by border political conditions. RangerB in Hidalgo county, pur suing some of the gang which killed an American trooper near Mercedes last night, today were reported to have captured a flag bearing the words in Spanish: "Army of liberation for Mexicans in Texas." They took some literature urging Mexicans to revolt and some tele grams, one dated Monterey. . Army and federal investigators de- j dared tonight the alleged organizers of the disturbance arc working under | the so-called plan of San Diego. I Federal officials last winter believed they nipped one attempt to put a revo-i lution into effect when they arrested , a Mexican on charges of sedition. De tails of the so-called plan of San 1 Diego, which were published at the, time, were alleged to have been found J «" possession. j The plan, as published, calls for the death of every American male over 16 5 ears of age in communities along the ^°.p ran ^ e an( * a | so along the border j or New Mexico, Arizona and Califor nm. Major General Frederick Fun ston said tonight it has been reported that more than 3,000 Mexicans are (Continued on page eight) SCHOOL BOYS CONSTROCT - A unnci DIIDAI PPUflHI DlllinillP InUlltL KUKAL buHOOL BUILDING I | PUPILS IN MANUAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT PUT UP A SCHOOL HOUSE. . . it,,., i e ® econ ^ u C | l u°i buil( * ing in d* 8 ' strict No. 1 # which has been erected I hy the pupils in the manual training'note t,le city schoo,s ' under! the direcDon °f Professor J. W. Vogel,: who is in charge of this department in; the Lewistown schools, has just completed. The pupils of the manual settlement of Austrians and will sup ply much needed school facilities to a 1 large number of children. Pupils from, the seventh and eighth grades were given the work under the direction of Mr. Vogel. The boys were paid ac cording to the amount and efficiency J of the work they turned out. A carapiboard. was made in a pine grove overlook-, ing the south end of the basin. Camp* duties were shared, as was the ex-1 pense of board. The work was done in a very thorough and workmanship: manner, from the foundation to in-j terior finish. The boys were encour-! an^ to° solve their^ownft'ftb'lem 11 ^^' Z d ch t 0 asrs e s,r r T°hIy n JES^I ed in groups of two, each group be-1 NEW METHOD OF CONDUCTING THE POOR FARM PROVES TO BE WISE PLAN. IDE COST BJOUHUT III That the board of county commis sioners did a very wise tiling when they secured the services of Mike Gurnett as foreman of the poor farm, and introduced the new system of run-! ning the farm direct by the county. * * 1 instead of contracting to the lowest bidder as so much per person housed and cared for there, has been amply j j demonstrated by the first three' months' operation under this system.' The saving to the county has been I over $ 1,000 in that short period and' the average cost for inmate has been - --------- ---- ---- reduced from $0.50 to $11.05. This is a tremendous cut, far beyond the expec theitations of even the originator of the mnovation, Chairman Allen of the board. I What It Means. I The cost of conducting the poor farm this year, during April, May and June, lias been $1,244.81. Last year, for the corresponding period, the cost was $2,428.75. This means a sav ing of almost $400 per month, or one half. The number of inmates at the farm this year is about the same as a year ago, during the same period. I On August 1, last, there were 28 at, the county farm. I __________q ______ __ CONTEMPT OF COURT CHARGED ! flRAIMQT TUin DflV PCflPI E AbAINdl IWU HUT iturLt -- j W. P. COYLE REFUSES TO LEAVE HOMESTEAD AFTER CONTEST . WENT AGAINST HIM. 1 __ W. P. Coyle, a homesteader in the Roy country, and W. H. Leonard were brought to the city Saturday by Depti ty Sheriff Guy Tullock on a charge of contempt of court. The men both gave bonds and are thus at liberty. it appears that AI Foster instituted a contest case against Mr. Coyle and rwon out in the land office. Coyle's entry was ordered cancelled, but Coyle refused to leave the premises and, despite a court order to vacate, still stood pat. That is he did until the officers came and took him into cus today. Mr. Deonard helped his friend hold down the claim. Another Arrest. Jean Hyatt, who is well known about the city, was arrested Satur day upon complaint of Mrs. Hyatt, who asks that he be put under a peace bond. It is alleged that he made (threats against the life of his wife. a-™,,,,, , . ... liiK assigned eerain jobs or parts ot jobs and was made strictly account ab ' e . f „ or t hB caP'd and thorough com , t < n i °i • JOl> * * orethou 8 h an *J ill , ful plann ! nB „ff s tllus tau K ht - a,,d the lessons of efficiency and dilegence he boys learned are of greater value — — v - *"■v»i givuvvi vuiuu to them than the actual pracice in construction. Efficiency was the key of all the instruction. Every op portunity was taken by the instructor t° emplinsize that point. As a result a building 20x26 with two 12x12 an been|nexes was put up at a total cost, in eluding material and labor, of $875. b e addicted to the use of cigarettes. The result of that policy showed ini the superior workmanship, there be ing very few mistakes made hat were due to lack of judgment or foresight. The completed building stands on a picturesque site chosen by the school carapiboard. and commands a magnificent view of mountain slope and wheat fields. Credit is due to those public sDirited school Datrons who hauled mU ch of the material to the site free 0 f charge. A like spirit manifested in all rural communities would see a er eat imnrovement in mmv rural Kth ° 01 buildings and * rounds - An an ' "-!! ^ ^ (Continued on Page Three.) Cloudburst Places Clinton, Iowa, Under Four Feet of Water, Causing Considerable Damage to Property . CLINTON, Iowa, Aug. 11.—A cloudburst struck this city late to , . -mare blocks, including I.ibrarla _ are under four V et car service The tents of a HEI4 WARSHIP IS SUNK Gei'man Auxiliary Boat Sinks a Small British Sea Fighter. iwojHEN IS BLOWN UP German Steamer Meteor Engages in a Battle with British Warship Ramsay ln the North Sea the " J , ® ' " - 1 lish Vessel—The Meteor Subsequent j I ly Sights a Squadron of British Ships and Her Commanding Officer, Real ing That Escape Was .Impossible Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship and Then Blew Her Up. LONDON, Aug. 11.- -The British warship Ramsay has been sunk in the North sea by the German steamer Mr teor, it was officially announced to night. The Meteor, as she was being I chased by British vessels, was blown I up by her commander, the statement adds: The text of the statement follows: "H. M. S. Ramsay, Lieut. S. Raby, R. N. R., a small armed patrol vessel, was sunk by the German armed auxiliary steamer Meteor on the eighth of Aug »st, in the North sea. Four officers a »'l thirty-nine men were saved. I "The Meteor subsequently sighted a squadron of British cruisers, a/id I her commanding officer, realising that escape was impossible, ordered the crew to abandon the ship and then ! . e „„, ly „„ KUe( * tonight, said five officers were lost in the sinking of the Ramsay j and that two were lost in the sinking ° r t,le torpedo boat destroyer Lynx . Vklicn she struck a mine in North sea 1 1BKt Monday. The Meteor was formerly owned by !tlie Hamburg - American Steams; ip company and was built at Hamburg in 1 !)04. She was of 4,612 gross, 318 feet long, 44 feet beam and 16 feet ( ,eep. The Ramsey was a merchant vessel which went into commission in ti.e British navv in November 1814 navy r. MORE CRAFT SUNK, LONDON, Aug. 11.—The sinking of nine more craft was announced this afternoon. They were the British steamer Oakwood, the Norwegian hark Morna and two trawlers, the Young Admiral and George Crabbe. The crews of all the vessels were saved. Later announcement was made of the sinking of five more trawlers the Illustrious, Gala, Trevire, Welcome and Utopia. The crews were saved, The Oakwood was a steamer of 4,220 tons gross, 360 feet long, 48 feet beam, 28 feet deep and was built in 1903. She was owned in London. The Morna sailed from Portland, Ore., on March 28 for the United King dom. She was 1,512 tons gross, was built in 1877 at Liverpool, and owned in Stavanger. GERMAN VIEW OF FIGHT. AMSTERDAM, Aug. II (Via Lon don, Aug. 12, 12:46 a. m.l.—The Ger man version of the exploits of the auxiliary cruiser Meteor, which was blown up by her commander to es cape capture by British warships, is contained in an official communica tion issued by the admiralty at Berlin. The statement says: "The auxiliary vessel Meteor, after having boldly broken through the British watching forces, waged a com mercial war. Saturday night she en iiiciviai »«ai . Ssturdfl)' iiipilit. slip Gil - countered the British auxiliary cruis er Ramsay, which the Meteor attacked and destroyed, saving 40 members of tlv Grew and four officers. "The following day four Britisli cruisers surrounded the Meteor. As battle was hopeless and escape ini possible. Commander Behnke sank P 0 ! 1 ,lie re P° r t states that the Meteor was 8 merchantman outfitted as a nll,,e a > er - _ Austrian surmapinf sunk „ nvl[r . .._, v , „ . j V, . ft, ™ A Ut ri an sihftarine^Tl2 has been Zk wifi, » l i.InH. , submarine ___ ______ ___ __ j G A 0 EBE J? , 4 T. GRPE ^ < ?' ED ' CRUISER GOEBEN \ ^di^iatch to*'the^DaRv ' Telearanh , Cla , ., Cn t0 ' Ua ', le,e Kraph Goeben (renamed Sultan" Selim'afte? 1^'submarine near the Bosphorus big circus playing here were swept away. The property loss caused by the storm will be heavy. Bridges and culverts were washed away. The streets became rivers and hun dreds were imprisoned in upper DISCUSS PLANS REPORTS ALL INDICATE BIG AT TENDANCE FOR THE STATE CONVENTION. ROY AYERS FOR DISrRICT DEPUTY The Klks held their final smoker prior to the convention Tuesday and it was a rousing affair. The members of the order turned out iu force, about 150 being in attendance. Prior to (lie meeting the lutnous 7,oho baud par aded on Main street and after the meeting, just at midnight, the band made another parade of the thorough fare. A meeting of the general commit tee on arrangements and all (lie suit commutes was held first, Chairman Roy E. Ayers presiding. The mem bers of the lodge watched the pro ceedings with interest and from ttieni got an idea of tlie intense amount of work done by these committees dur ing the past few months. The re ports all indicated that the attend ance al the convention, which begins Monday, will he a record breaker and the arrangements made also indicate that the parade will be I lie largest one the order lias ever had In Mon tana. For District Deputy. A resolution recommending the ap pointment of Judge Roy E. Ayers as district deputy for the eastern district of the state was adopted by a rising vote, this being unanimous. The ac Don taken is a fitting recognition of the services rendered by the Judge | for the "good of the order," not only as chairman of the convention com mittee, but extending back over many years. One of Die big features Monday night will lie the cabaret entertain ment by Die Missoula minstrels at the corner of Main street and Sixth avenue. There are 25 talented mem bers of this organization and they have been rehearsing their funny stunts for weeks past. With these attractions and bands here from Butte, Helena, Miles City, Great, Kails, Denton and Hariowton a gay old time is in pros pect. The Smoker. Tlie committee meeting lasted un til about 11 o'clock and an hour was devoted lo the smoker. Charles J. Marshall presided and an appetizing lunch was served. Numerous very brief address were mude by members and J. B. Riteh outlined his plan for securing moving pictures during the convention. Tlie Lewistown Elks realize that they have a big job on their hands, but feel quite equal to the occasion and are determined to make the com ing convention Die best one tlie or der has ever held in Montana. FORD CREEK RANCH COMPANY REPLY TO COMPLAINT OF MR. STEPHENS. The important action of Frank Ste , )lle n 8 and Ethel Stephens against R. \y. Reynolds, O. W. Belden, G. W. !c, 0 ok. J. E. Lane, tlie Cook-Reynolds company and the Ford Creek Rancti coni p an y, was brought to issue Mon dayi when the defendants filed their answer. The action was brought to have set venance from the 'rnp pofifin «'oo nrn aside a deed of conv_______ defendants to the Cook-Revnolds eom-1 nanv to w j ia t j s it nown as the Ford! Creek ranch property comprising ;• §42 acres alleged by the plaintiffs to t)e of the value of at least $57, -1537 ;)q basing this on a valuation of $ 15 ' a „ acre. In general tlie basis of The defendants deny the material allegations of the complaint and set out that all obligations required under this contract have been performed by the Cook-Reynolds company except as to the payment of a balance of counting for the personal property, alleged to have been disposed of by | tlie plaintiffs and that judgment he | a,, uh vmHnt <„ M m $2,539.47, which the company is ready. J willing and bale to pay' "and herehv offers to pay.' The plaintiffs then ask for an ac given against them. I Belden and DeKalb and Gunn. \ Rasch & Hall are tlie defendant's at- i torneys. --- I G. H. Kirk has brought suit against i W. R. Kirk to recover $525, i floors of houses and buildings. Eight thousand spectators escaped from the wreckage of a circus tent by discarding shoes and stockings and wading in water above their knees. Men carried women and children to safety. ARE HARD Russians Fight Desper ately to Get Out of Teuton Cordon. IN THE DARDANELLES Allies Are Working Feverishly and! With Considerable Success to Open I Straits Through Which They Hope' to Pour Into Russia Much Needed Munitions of War—On Eastern Front Kovno Is Danger Point in Russian^ Line, Which Germans Are Attack ing With Guns of All Calibers In eluding Famous 16-Inch Cannon. LONDON, Aug. II (!):453. — While the Russians are fighting desperately I to extricate theniHciveH Irom the eor-M dun of Austro-Gerinan troopa, which more cJoBc ' i which they hope lo pour into Russia , much-needed munitions of war. Since Saturday night, when fresh I British forces were landed on the Gal-1 ly in Poland, their allies are working feverishly and with eonslderablo sue ess to open I lie Dardanelles through „ „ penlnHulttf ,here bus been a | n J 0Bt ' kmUmums fighting on the Kritliia road. Ill these operations the Australians and New Zealanders in : (he "Anzse" region, a name taken ! from the Initial letters of the words I "Australian-New Zealand-Army corps" ! hnve co-operated with new forces to Die north. Following the successes of the troops on the Kritliia road and those lo tlie north of tlie "Anzac" zone, the Australians and New Zea landers took the offensive yesterday and succeeded in trebling the area formerly held by them. Their com rades to the north, who assisted them, made no further progress, however. Simultaneously Die French battle ship St. Louis attacked the Turkish batteries on the Asiatic side of the straits, which hnd been bombarding the allies' positions on Die peninsula, and put five guns out of commission. These actions are hcllcved here t he preliminary to a more ambitious attempt which has been planned by i Die Anglo-French commanders to sweep the Turks before them. Very heavy losses which already have been inflicted on the Turks have had a dis couraging effect upon the Ottoman troops, according to reports from Greece. On the eastern front Kovno is Die danger point in the Russian line. The armies of Grand Duke ieliolas appar ently have arrested the German offen sive against Riga and Dvinsk, but are being hard pressed on tlie Kovno front, which the Germans are attack ing with guns of all calibers, Includ ing the famous 16-Inch cannon which no fortress hitherto has been able to witlista nd. On the western 1 front little lias hap pened beyond the usual artillery eu gagtments. * | German submarines have renewed their activities and during tlio last three days have sunk 18 vessels, 10 of which were Britisli trawlers and four of which belonged to neutral countries. Tlie British patrol boat Ramsay also lias boon sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Meteor in | tho North sea. Tlie commander of j the Meteor, realizing that escape from I pursuing Rrltish vessels was Impossi ble, abandoned his ship and blew her The Meteor apparently was Die llanilmrg-Ameriean company steamer „ . * ™. laf a vessel of 3,016 tons. rf'I 6 *\ een , ,n 'eL ue f nt sports 11,,,.* 1 ° irlnB hearrt off Heligoland, eX|,la nation lias been forth-. ^ I Negotiations with thf Balkan states 1 I ... ... ...... * , . ln c / lar f® 0 / le Lewistown B 8 ta bJ lah,a ehL AJter the opening Mrs. Tuesday ! for Killings to attend the opening of I the new Sullivan & Robbins bakery j in that city, it is said to he one of, the most complete and sanitary bak erics in the state. Mr. Sullivan lias , Mr - Sullivan lias ft®!",'" f " r „ s ' x w ® ek , H , P««t. ! * '*. . ,R building of the big big oven and tlie interests of the firml°n f.® n ® y " l , l . y ' , H ® wil1 llavo '-barge ofjby the Hillings bakery, while Mr. Robbins Sullivan will come back here, to re - 1 maln u,,til October 1, and will then, J° in Mr. Sullivan and reside per manently. Both Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan; have a wide circle of friends in Lewis-jbody town who will regret Dteir departure! from the city. COUNTY TAX t xmnty levy stands at 21 mills-The state and school levies-Reduction in Lewistown city and school levies makes total reduction here of six mills IL BRAD M'DONALD, FORTY-SEVEN YEARS OF AGE, IS THE UNFORTUNATE. HORST SENT TO THE INFIRMARY Brad Mel humid, who wiih turned ov< ' r D> the county authorities by the I ,mll ''e somo days ago on un insanity l llar 6 C, died ul the eounly Jail laHt nl flht. McDonald was from Kansas rltv 11,1,1 waH 4 " Vuth of age. lie has 1 11 brother residing at Macon City, Mo., wl, ° w111 he communicated with by Coroner George Creel, who has charge of the body. McDonald was rather violent when lie was placed in lull , . . , , J ...... ...... ,he |mKl ,w " da - VH l,,,H l, ' ,,l<M * blumel! more nr I«*kh about Hie head by hutting Ilia head a^alnal the s, (me wan> , t |„,, 11K | lll|)OHHl |, u , waleli him every moment, Sheriff Elrimm Tullock Is anxious lo | ,av, ' a padded cell In which to confine Iliosc mentally unsound who are turn ,,<1 over 1,1 1,1,11 1,11,1 1h pretty sure to 8W ' uro Hon,< ' bettor arrangements than ' l, '' M 1 * 1 "* ">r Die rare of Die These unfortunates are kept 1,1 lh<> 1,111 for 1,111 11 short time, usual but 1,1 Ike course of the year there are so manv of them Dial some special provision will have to he made for' Diem. SUMMER SCHOOL FOR TEACHERS PROVING TO BE A RI6 SUCCESS SIXTY EIGHT ENROLLED YESTER DAY AND INDICATIONS ARE FOR ATTENDANCE OF 100. The summer school for teachers, which opened in Lewistown Monday, Is proving to be an entire success. Tuesday 68 leaelierH from all parts of Fergus county were in attendance, | and the expeetntton Is that the total attendance will reach 100 or more. fount y Superintendent Leila M. Baker Is well pleased with the at tendance and the Interest taken by all present In the school. All or the teachers seem to like the instruction and ante enjoying the school. Last year Meagher and Fergus teachers met here, hut this year only Fergus county teachers tire meeting In Lewistown, while the choice wuh given them to come to the summer school here or go to ttlie slate meet ing at Great Falls. In view of these matters it Is remarkable Dial the at tendanco Is as heavy as It Is. LIGHTNING CLAIMS TWO VICTIMS IN JUDITH BASIN A. L. HA8KINS IS KILLED NEAR | STANFORD AND ORVILEE KAUF j MAN NEAR WINDHAM, I , . f ; .. . . ,H ^ ln ^ ,mp|olH : . I Two men were killed by light ning l during a heavy thunder storm on tlm west side Monday afternoon and the now at Creel's under UNE BOOT IS BOUGHT TO THE CITY married man, 53 y, ' ars of a « p ' was evidently the first victim ^ , . . . . realized what had happened, rushing out into^the yard.^ Haskins' wife, win 11 , '<> ,, Pl n of days, and an old friend with whom he hail mined years ago, retreated to the small hunk house to chat until the storm was over. They were lying on the bed talking when the holt struck the roof and hit Has the holt struck the roof and hit Has ki"» on top of the head. He was in stantly killed, simply rolling over up his friend. The latter was dazed the electricity, hut in a moment recovered and was frantic when he was stopping ut the Strouf ranch, saw 1 smoke at the bunk house and wentjA over to see what had happened. Tlie, place was on fire and she saw the of her husband lying upon the! bed. The body was quickly removed, [the bunk house being completely de-[ 1 h'sls sanitarium IuimI 1 2,) ,,,tn - The county commissioners have fix ed the county lax levy for this year at 21 mills, which is just a mill over last year, ln Lewistown the city council fixed tlm city levy al 13.85 mills, a reduction of 5 mills from (lie levy of lusl year, while the school assessment is fixed at 8 mills ln tills district, No. 1 , 2 in Ills under last year, so that tlio total tax will be 6 mills under the levy of 1914. so far as property ln this city Is concerned. The state levy is prac tically the same as last ycur. The state tax aggregates 5 % mills, with an additional one-twentieth of a mill lor tlio sylum and tuberculosis sanitarium. Those Ktate taxes are act not as fol lows: Htiites fund, 2 V 4 mills. Slate bond fund, Vi mill. Slate Insane asylum and tubercu improvoment bond Expenses of board of slock commis sioners, V4 mill. Slate llvestoek sanitary hoard, 1 mill. Bounty fund, 1V& mills. County Taxes. General fund, 5Vi mills. Poor fund, Vi mill. Sinking fund, 2 mills. Bridgp fund, 2 mills. Road fund, 5 mills. General seliooi fund, 4 mills. County high school fund, 1 % mills. County high school sinking fund, % mill. City and town taxea. Lewistown, 13.85 mills. 1 f wUto Q w n n ' }»' 81 ^ 2° mills „ ' 1 . . , ' a 1,6 ll J la .."T the , ® Vy vurl,m ' S i he. difference .4i tiifi school levy In the different districts. In district No. 50, for example, the school levy Ib fix ed at 1 mill, while In district No. 12 it is 15 mills. Valuation Ineraated. The hoard of county commissioners lias just finished its work as a board of equalization, and the result shows a net increase In the assessment of Die county of $141,849. Some slight decreases ware made, while some fair ly heavy Increases were also made. The net raises made by the board of equalization in five years past fol low: 1911, $18,566; 1912, $4,682; 1913, $1 1 1,245; 1914, $26,721; 1915, $141,849. Tills will make the assessed value of the county higher than any previous estimates, hut the exact total will not he known until the railroad valuations are reported. ARTICLE8 FILED. A tides of incorporation of thet Farmers' Mutual Grain and Supply company of Coffee Creek were filed Friday with Clerk and Recorder Cunningham. The capitalization is $ 2 ( 1 , 000 , and the purpose of the com pany Is indicated by Its name. The Incorporators are I^evl Stout, C. E. Foster and John Krumm. Many ranchers of that section aro among the subscribers for stock. stroyed by the fire. Jack Monroe thought the body in yesterday and prepared it for shipment to Kevin, Mont. Mr. Haskins is survived by Dm widow and one daughter, the lat ter residing at Victoria, B. C. He was I an ol(1 Hme miner and had resided In l Fergus county three and a half months, 8econd Fatality, Thu second man to meet doath from lightning during thlB storm was Or villo s. Kaufman, a rancher, residing a mile and a half from Windham. He was out in the hay yard, near the barn, when the bolt struck him on the left side of the head, death being Instantaneous. Mr. Kaufman was from Illinois and had resided on the ranch four years. He was 39 years of age and married, but had no children. His wife's father and mother arrived the day before the accident from Illinois on a visit. Coroner Creel went out to Windham yesterday and prepared the body for shipment to Jinkiey, De Kalb county, Illinois, the former home of the deredent, where the interment will take place. Lightning Strikes Building. Lightning also played some havoc at Hobson Monday afternoon, during the electrical storm which hit that 1 section of the Judith basin quite hard. bolt struck the large brick school house there, demolishing a portion of a large brick chimney, but starting no fire, and doing little further dam age. There was no one in the school building at the time.