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Audubon County Journal
C. W. MARLIN. Editor. Thursday, MAT 28.1903 J. B. Herrick is having-quite a job of tin roofing done on his kitchen, on South street. R. E. Hamlin is having- some re pairs and improvements made on his town residence. .F. Gault started last Tuesday evening for Texas on a short visit and sight seeing trip. Li. K. Born is suffering this week with lumbago, caused by the damp weather of the past month. Will Wahlertof Greeley delivered thirty head of prime hogs this morn ing to Hensley Bros. & Thielen. Nels J. Petersen, west of town bought a big bill of hardware last week while in town for the big barn he is building. J. H. Rendlemati has purchased the lumber for his residence he will soon erect on the corner of Harrison and Carthage streets. Martin Axelsen has purchased lumber and hardware for a commo dious residence soon to be built on his farm out west of town. Susie Bintner the little grand daughter of Win. Bintner, accom panied him to Atlantic Tuesday on a visit to her Aunt Crissie Xoel. Jens Larsen six miles west of town was in town the first of the week and purchased the hardware for a large barn he is preparing to build. Old soldiers. Are you coming to Exira Memorial day? Of course you are. You can't stay at home. Come and help honor your com rades. George McCall a Greeley township farmer1is building a fine new resi dence purchasing his hardware of one of our merchants the first of the week. How are you going to vote Mon day? Vote for the water works. Give protection to the town aud save what you imagine you will pay iu taxes ou insurance. Dr. J. H. Bishop received a 'phone message this morning from Avon stating that Mrs. Maria Hensley had taken much worse and was not ex pected to live. The doctor and wife left here on the noon train for that point. A. \V. Harvey and wife attended the Sir Knights banquet iu Audu bon Thursday night aud driving home about 10:30 p. m., they were caught in the terrible electrical, rain and wind storm but escaped all damage. The storm of wind last Friday evening is estimated to have attain ed a velocity of fifty miles an hour and doing considerable damage- to out buildings, trees and window glass several large glass being broken. The direction of the wind was from the southwest. Sewing Machines. We are headquarters for the well known light running •'Domestic'' also for the New Koyal." ball bear ing automatic drop head cabinet a great beauty and cheap. P. M. Chkistexsex,Jeweler. Citizen's Aleeting. On Saturday night, at 8 o'clock, in the I\. P. hall, Exira, there will be held a citizen's meeting to discuss the water works proposition. Kv er}-body invited to attend. Gkokge F. KAi'i', Mayor. WANTED—Several industrious persons in each state to travel for house establish ed eleven years ami with a large capital, to call upon merchants and agents tor suc cessful and profitable line. Permanent' engagement. Weekly cash salary of $LS and all traveling expenses and hotel bills advanced in cash each week. Experience not essential. Mention reference and en close self-addressed envelope. THE NATIONAL, 334 Dearborn St. H-Hl-lt) Chicago, Mrs. Fred UnraLth, President Country Club, Benton Harbor, Mlcli. "After my first baby was born I did not seem to regain my strength although t)ie doctor gave me a tonic which he conifd ered very superior, but instead of getting better I grew weaker every day. My hus band insisted that I take Wine of Cardui for a week and see what it would do for me. I did take the medicine and was very grateful to find my strength and health slowly returning. In two weeks I was out of bed and in a month I was able to take up my usual duties. I am very enthusi astic in M* praise." Wine of Cardui reinforces the organs of generation for the ordeal of preg-. nancy and childbirth. It prevents mis carriage. No woman who takes Wine of Caraui need fear the coming of her child. If Mrs. Unrath had taken Wine of Cardui before her baby came she would not have been -weakened as she was. Her rapid recovery should minii«ini1 this great remedy to every expectant mother. Wine of Cardui regulates the menstrual flow. WINE or CARDUI O Just because you are protected by the present water system is no sign you should vote against the propo sition. It should carry overwhelm ingly See that yourself and neigh bors vote for it. The memorial service last Sunday in the Congregational church was well attended. The condition of the roads prevented many of the veter ans from getting in from the coun try but there were a good many present. The music by the choir of Mrs. W. A. Hamler, Miss Maud Campbell, Will Wissler and J. C. Xewlon rendered some very beauti ful selections appropriate to the oc casion. Rev. H. L. Wissler delivered the sermon and was assisted in the service by Revs. J. E. Nichols of the M. E. church and E. C. Whitaker of the Christian church. The theme upon which Rev. Wissler spoke was, The mouths of our Father have fallen upon us." He showed in vivid language the friendship of the young and old prophets, Elisha and Elijah and how the one went to heaven in blaze of glory leaving the younger man appalled and fright ened mantled in the cloak of the elder. Then with apt illustration he showed how the veterans stood in the cloaks of the puritan fathers and had the principles of a united government to defend and how well they did. It was a very able dis course as are all his sermons. The dedication of the St. Louis world's fair is the occasion of a brilliant series of articles in the ?'ay Review of Reviews on the Louisiana Purchase and its results, the exposition in forecast, and the city of St. Louis. The same num ber has an outline of the plans formed for the municipal exposition to be held at Dresden this summer, aud the noteworthy teatures of several other European fairs and congresses are summarized in an article on the great gatherings of the summer and autumn at home and abroad. The character sketch of the month is by Mr. W. T. Stead, his subject being the Right Hon. George Wyndham, whose name has been immortalized by its connec tion with the Irish land bill intro duced last month in the British Parliament. An illustrated article by Mr. F. N. Stacy describes the great ships for the Pacific trade being built at New London, Conn., for Mr. James J. Hill. There, are several pages of illustrated notes on the spring fiction and other new books, and "The Progress of the World," "Cartoon Comments," and other editorial departments are marked by a distinctive freshness aud timeliness. We acknowledge the receipt ot the prospectus of the Ames College and it is a pamphlet that should go into the hands of every farmer boy in the country. It is replete with bright sayings and pictures of col lege, campus and scenes of college life that ought to set on fire the pulsing ambition to educate to succeed in practical and successful farming. We had just read the editorial in the Capital, and the scent of dandelions and violets was still in our nostrils and the wail from farmers still in our ears as we saw in fancy the boys trooping off to town while the weeds grow tall and the corn is left unplanted. But the lines were not trailing to the school house, nor yet going town ward very fast unless the parents go there too. Its not the farm boys that are standing on the corners smoking cigarettes and making expressions that should burn their tongues. Not the farm boys who demand automobiles to drive the cows or umbrellas over them as they plow. The farm boy is all right. He has hold of the crank that turns the old wheels of state. He sits in the legislative halls or in the courts of Europe and dictates and. interprets our questions of national and international im portance. He is figuring out the formula by which the world gets its bread and butter. Its the town raised, scho.ol crammed youth who parts his hair in the middle aud smokes cigarettes to soften a brain a fad ridden school fraternity would spoil anyway. The farm boy grows, expands and builds up a physique that kings envy and when he does tret in school has a brain that un folds, adds to, assimilates and he comes out stronger and more able to cope with life's battles than his less fortunate or less educated brother. Young man go to college! Go long enough to get the big head knocked out of you and to find that there is more in the world than you will ever know, but go to college. Following are the transfers for the month ending May 25: Frank Thompson, executor to £,. C. John son. lot 20, 21, 24, blk I) Audubon. \V. L. Humplieui and wife to YV. S. More land, lot 4, blk. 2S Audubon. Will. J. Clark and wife to John Xorris, X. E. i* X. E. one fourth X. \Y. ono fourth 21-SO •M X. P. Christensen and wife to Sherman Pepper, W. one liulfS.E. one fourth. 18-7t»-31. A. \V. Harvey and wife to Valentine Stuckliart, N. E. one fourth, S. E. one fourth 2ti-79-35. A. W. Harvey and wife to J. P. Olierholtz S. E. one fourth, S. E. one fourth, 2ii-7y-35. Margaret Jenette Ary and husband to A. W.Harvey, E.one half, S. E. one fourth, 2t-7'J-33. Christen Ci. Nelson and wife to A. A. Xel soii, Lots 10and 12, blk. 20, Aiulubon. W. E. Garlock and wife to F. M. Kice, Lot 30, blk. 5, Audubon. Anna Keinemund and husband to May E. Keinemund, Lots 31 and 32, blk. ti, Audu bon. Henry B. Herbert (single) to Cliri9ten Nelson, Lots 10 and 11, blk. 20, Audubon. H.J. Brandt and wife to P. J. Koninies' E. one half S. E. one fourth 8-73-34 Maude Wilson (single) to A. A. Nelson, lots 45 and 46, blk. 47 Audubon. Rose Tyler (single) to Frank McXallv.lot 3, blk. 2, Hamlin station. John Hunter and wife to James K. John son, lots and 2 of lot 8 of lot 13, lots 1, 2,13 aud 16 of lot 8 of lot 13, lots 4, 5 and of lot 13, lot 2 of lot 10 of lot 13, iot 3 of lot 3 of lot 13, lot 3 of lot 11 of lot 13,4-78-35. K. L. Gransberry and wife to John Hun ter. Same description as abqve only the grantors have undivided one half interest in the land. James K. Johnson and wife to John Hun ter, lots 2 and 3, 4-78-35. Olnf Jensen and wife to James K, John son, lots 8 and 9,blk. 1, Houstons Ad. John H. Parnham and wife to E. N. Tae gart, lots 3 and 1 and E. one half of lot 2 Dlk. 3, Hart's Ad. Audubon. Jens P. P. Schonboe and wife, Hans Mar cussen and wife, Jorgen Marcussen and wife, Henrick P.1 Podlsen and wife, lot 1 and W. one half of lot 2, blk. 3, Hart's Ad. Audubon. Kate Hldeley (widow) to Ahna X. McAn inch, lot 5 blk. 10, Bxira. Mr. and-Mrs. Nels J. Boose of At lantic, have rented and now occupy the Xeuwell Jobe3 property on Washington street. Mr. Boose is the geutleman now owning the Xels S. Johnson stock of goods in West Exira. Jesse Ellery was up with the lark this morning and in town where he soon made the purchase of five young calves to add to the number he already has on the farm south west of town. He is anxious to buy several head more and gives the top price all the time. Made Young Again. "One of Dr. King's New Life Pills each night for two weeks has put me in my 'teens' again," writes D. H. Turner of Dempseytown, Pa. They're the best in the world for Liver, Stom ach and Bowels. Purely vegetable. Never gripe. Only 25c at Nick Doffing Co.'s drug store. The Tim« For Recreation. Id this insistent age. whon life every where is at high pressure, there is great need of emphasizing the impor tance—yes, the absolute necessity—of recreation. What is work worth, especially brain work, when it is performed with jaded faculties, the energy of the brain cells being exhausted? One ambitious of becoming a writer, for example, thinks he is saving time by forcing his brain beyond natural limits. He believes that what he does over hours is clear pain and that writ ing a chapter or an article after his (lay's work in an office, a factory or store is to his advantage. But sooner or later he will realize his mistake. Na ture will not be cheated. A man may profitably occupy his evenings in study or in some other oe eupsitlon than that by which lu? earns his daily broad, but he cannot do a full day's work of any kind and then wise ly attempt to do creative work in the evening. A fresh brain is ntisolutely essential to the production of original thought. Even a recognized author who forces too much work upon his brain will sixtn see that his writings are not as much in demand as they have boon and that his reputation is waning.—O. S. Marsden in Success. Dolly 3In4lison. There are many stories told of the tact and kindliness of Mistress Dolly Madison when she was the first lady of the land. Her ready wit saved from confusion many a visitor to the White Ilouse who was not accustomed to the ways of ]H)liie society. One of tlie most amusing of the sto ries is the tale of a i-ountry lad at a White House reception who was sur prised in the midst of his enjoyment of a cup of coffee by the approach of his hostess. In his confusion the poor l«y dropped his saucer and thrust the cup into his pocket. Mistress Dolly, who. although her eyes were kec-n aud searching, never saw anything that it was not intended she should see, chatted away with her guest so pleasantly of the weather, the crowd, and, finally, of the young man's mother, whom she had known or heard of, that he recos'ered from his embar rassment and was soon at east? and ready to accept the fresh cup of coffee which his hostess ordered, despite a certain curious and unexplained bulge in his pocket. Fire Horsea us Pets. The horses of the New York lire de partment receive more petting proba bly than any other horses in the world. Ill nearly every engine house each of the stalls bears the name of the horse occupying it, large black letters ou aluminium marking the quarters of Tom, Harry, Dick or Major, as the case may be. The liremen are proud of their dumb friends and not only do everything possible to make them com fortable when they are off duty, but take pleasure iu providing them with little luxuries and tidbits. Loaf sugar, nougat aud other candies are pur chased by one :irenian or another in each engine house almost every day, and passersby may often see the horses eating the sweets from the hands of their men friends. All Was Well. The old Bridewell burying ground in England is the resting place of Mme. Creswell, so often mentioned by Charles II. dramatists, who died in Bridewell prison and left £10 for a sermon to be preached at her funeral on condition that nothing should be said of her but what was well. The preacher got out of the difficulty rather neatly by say ing: "All that I shall say of her is this: She was born well, she lived well, and she died well, for she was born with the name of Creswell, she lived in Clerkemvell, and she died in Bride well." Clerical Life In Fiction. Bishops do not often figure in the modern novel. When they do appear It is for the purpose of supplying "com ic relief." Deans escape fairly lightly the dean of Action has no worse vice than a "scholarly stoop" and an invet erate fondness for gossip. On the oth er hand, the archdeacon—in novels—is rubicund, fussy and self important. While the rector may be a hearty sort of Idiot, with a bluff and breezy man ner, if you want a real clerical villain he is invariably a vicar.—'Treasury. Grown Cantioua. "What kind of weather do you think we are going to have tomorrow?" "The Indications," said the profes sional prophet, "point to more rain, but I have no personal opinion on the subject whatever."—Washington Star. Sace«n. The talent of success Is nothing more than doing what you can do well with out a thought of famer-^ Longfellow. He ho'devours- the-substance ot the poor "will meet In. the. end with a boos Co choke.him,—Schoolmaster. TOEXADOES KILL 27. IOWA, NEBRASKA, MISSOURI AND KANSAS SWEPT BY STORMS. Three Tornadoes Snuff Six Lives in Iowa—Elmo, Mo., Also Records Nine Slain—Cyclones in Nebraska Kill a Dozen Persons. Des Moines, May 27.—Three tor nadoes in Iowa caused the loss of six lives, the fatal injury of three per sons and the serious injury of a score more, besides great property loss. The dead at Glenwood: Maggie Biettner of Adaza, la. Hazel Wright of Adaza, la. The dead near Buxton: Georgia Blakeley, Herbert Rhodes. The dead at South Des Moines: Rus sell A. Knauff, aged thirty Lloyd Knauff, his eight-months-old son. Injured at Glenwood: Mary Eckert, Annie Delaney, Myrtle Dickinson, Etta Newton, Harrison Johnson, Rolla Rathbone. The injured near Buxton: Molietas Rhodes, fatally Mollie Rhodes, fatal ly Eliza Blakeley, fatally Amphy and Minnie Bialceley, Seward, Lucy, George and Addison Rhodes, Buddla Reasby, Mary Walker. The injured at South Des Moines: Mrs. Knauff, bruised and cut Mrs. Margaret Barston, skull injured by falling brick Charles McNutt, hurt by falling tree Mrs. John McCoy, breast and head cut by flying glass. Hospital for Feeble Minded Wrecked. The victims at Glenwood were all inmates oi the school lor the feeble minded. The tornado struck the girl's dormitory first. The roof was torn off and with a terrible crash fell back again upon the wrecked building. All the buildings of the group, including the hospital, boys' building, custo dian's building, farm colleges and the boiler room were more or less dam aged by the storm. The superintend ent estimates that the loss will be at least $75,000. The buildings of the institution are situated on a slight rise and were a mark for the heavy wind which swept down on them with terrible fury. The eleven girls who were injured are being cared for in the hospital, which is practically in tact. The tornado near Buxton struck at about 9: 3J p. m. near what is known as No. Iu Junction, a mining settle ment. All the victims were colored. The storm came from the southwest and the destructive wind seemed to de scend suddenly from a great bank of clouds which was sweeping toward the northwest. The houses occupied by the Rhodes and Blaiteleys were smashed to kindling wood. Tornado at South Des Moines. The tornado struck South Des Moines at 6 p. m. The property dam age will reach ?50,0u0. The Knauff home and the Christian church were wrecked and about forty other build ings were badly injured. "About the same time what was apparently an other storm struck the packing house section of the town, a mile to the northeast of the scene of the South Des Moines disaster. In this locality the Agar Packing company, the Des Moines elevator and the Des Moines malt house plants suffered the great est damage. The loss in that section can not be estimated. A tornado passed through Butler county, doing considerable damage at Shellrock and Allison. At the former place an elevator was blown down and four railroad woilters, who had sought refuge therein, were badly in jured, one of them fatally. The bridge spanning Sheilrock river was wrecked and several dwellings and barns were blown down. Meager reports indicate that still greater damage was done In other parts of the county. During the past twenty-four hours heavy rains have been general in Iowa. A cloudburst at Adel caused a precipitation of more than Ave inches in a few hours. Heavy rains are re ported from Webster City and other points. The upper Des Moines river la rising rapidly and a repetition of the flood conditions of last June are feared. Iowa railroads suffered greatly from the excessive rainfall and trains into Des Moines are from three to five hours late on all lines. Superintend ent Horton of the Des Moines and Sioux City branch of the Chicago, Mil waukee and St. Paul suspended all traffic until the roadbed can be exam ined. A landslide occurred north of Howell station, on the Wabash, and the engine of a passenger train rolled down a twenty-five foot embankment. The airbrakes stopped the train before the passenger coaches reached the sunken section erf the track and both the engineer and fireman escaped by Jumping. The Rock Island tracks are washed out near Menlo. TORNADO HITS MISSOURI TOWN. Village of Elmo is Wrecked and Nine Persons Slain. Blanchard, la.. May 27.—A most de structive and fatal tornado struck the town of Elmo, Mo., eight miles south of Blanchard, and just across the Mis souri state line, at 5 o'clock last even ing. Nine persons were killed out right and five were injured, some of whom may die. The dead: C. C. Calhoun, Cashius Bell, J. J. Alvis, Leonard Bradley, Mln ton HuS Gust Huff, Oren Stangler, D. I* Starker, George Perry. A The injured: Ed Atherton, George Huff. A. L. McFelvain, Harry Moss, Elmer Morgan. The storm cam* from the northeast and first struck the Wabash depot. The Masonic temple was the next building la its path, and it was demol ished. Om tli« low*r floor of the tem ple was located a general merchandise •tare, and la the star* wac gathered number of the citizens of the town. The building was torn to pieces be fore any warning was received, and the victims were buried beneath the wreckage. Of the fourteen persons in the store, only five escaped death, and these received injuries which in two or three cases may prove fatal. The storm passed cn through the town, leaving but a tew buildings standing. A relief party at once be gan the rescue of thoso in the ruins of the temple and nine bodies were removed to an improvised morgue. Five others were taken out, some with broken legs and arms, and in each case serious, if not fatal, injuries. The storm came with great sudden ness and had destroyed the town al most before the people realized what had happened. After leaving Elmore, it continued into the country in a southwest direction, and it is feared more fatalities have occurred. Sev eral dwellings are known to have been blown to pieces, but the fate of their occupants is unknown. A deluge of rain added its share to the misfortune of the stricken people and the homeless inhabitants are being cared for at the few remaining homes that escaped the fury of the wind. ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD CAUGHT. One Horse is Only Thing Remaining Alive About the Mumrra Place. Pauline, Neb., May 26.—A disastrous tornado struck the farm house of John Mumma, which was located two miles southeast of Pauline, and killed six persons. The dead: Mr. and Mrs. John Mumma,Gertrude Mumma, Florence Palmer, John Pal mer, Ra Quigg. All the horses and cattle about the premises were killed with the excep tion of a horse belonging to young Quigg, which escaped, after th# buggy had been torn from them and been broken into bits. Miss ftimpr and brother John, daughter and- son of Mr. and Mrs. Emma D. Hughes, were vis iting at the Mumma house, and Ray Quigg was spending the afternoon with Miss Gertrude Mumma, to whom he was engaged to be married. The entire family and visitors were seated around the table partaking of the evening meal when the tornado arrived without a moment's warning. The house was lifted. 150 feet In the air, where it was quickly shattered and scattered for miles around. The bodies were terribly mutilated. They were dropped into the canyon on the southwest, one on the east side and one on the west side ot the ravine. The head of John Mumma was mashed to a pulp. Mrs. William Overy, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mumma, is the only close relative who survives the Mumma family, and she and her husband wit nessed the catastrophe from their farm house, which is located within a mile of the scene. DESCENDS ON WORSHIPERS. School House Wreceked and Preac'ner is Killed. School House Wrecked, Two Killed. Campbell, Neb., May 2/3.—The worst tornado ever known in this part of Nebraska occurred Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock. A funnel-shaped cloud formed about fifteen miles southwest of this city. The first damage done was at the Osterburg school house, where Rev. Johnson was hoding preaching ser vices. The school house was entirely demolished, killing Rev. Johnson and Mrs. John Peters and injuring sixteen people At the home of Daniel Mc Curdy a birthday party was assembled and all buildings were blown to pieces, killing outmght Daniel McCur dy, Hart McCurdy, Mrs. Earl Bacon and Mrs. Joseph Woolever, while Mrs. William Kimple and Miss Icy McCur dy are badly injured. The tornado also struck near Ayr, where it demolished the Roeder school house and scattered its timber along the Little Blue river for miles. Four large farm houses were treated in the same manner, as also were barns and granaries. The funnel shaped cloud struck the house of Daniel McCurdy and shattered it as egg would be if struck by a hammer. The barn was blown over against the house and the ruins of the structures were found in a common heap. Beneath this mass •*ae found the remains of the victims Wind Sweeps Over Wichita. Wichita, Kan., May 27.—A fierce looking tornado passed through this county and did much damage to farm property, although so far as heard from, it killed nD one. This was be cause it did not strike any towns. Passenger trains on the Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific barely got out of the way. Tornado Near Wellington. Wellington. Kan., May 27.—A tor nado struck the farm of S. P. Borum, seven miles from here, demolishing the house and seriously Injuring the Inmates. Mr. Borum and two grown daughters were carried several rods by the wind and left unconscious on the ground. One of the young women Is fatally injured. Judge Enters Final Order. Chicago May 27.—Judge Grosscup in the federal court entered the final order in the so-called "beef trust" case, restraining the packers from combining to regulate the trade. The order covers all the points in the pre vious decisions and is received as a complete victory for the government. An appeal will be taken. ^•rtnsylvartfa-RaUroad Restrained. Wilmington. Del., May 27.—Judge Bradford, In the United State* court, granted the Western Union Telegraph company a temporary order, restrain ing th« Pennsylvania railroad from re mo ring the wire# from the Delaware division of the railroad. The case will bs argued ob June 19. F1105I ALL OVER IOWA Killed by Lightning. Clarinda, la.. May 25.—John Coona was instantly killed by lightning at his home in this city while attempt ing to adjust a window. All the other members of his family were shocked, his seven-year-old son seriously. Prisoner Jumps From Train. Newton, la.. May 27.—Mose Simpson jumped from a moving Rock Island train between Kellogg and Newton and sustained injuries that may prove fatal. Simpson was arrested at Kel logg on the charge of bootlegging. Aged Man Washed From Buggy. Fort Dodge, May 27.—While his daughter stood helpless on the bank. John O'Connor, an aged resident or Coalville, a small town near here, was washed from his buggy by the rapid current of a swollen creek and carried down stream to his death. The creek waa swollen by a cloudburst. Iowa Photographers Meet. Des Moines, May 23.—The Iowa Pho tographers' asoclation met in annual sesion here and conducted one of the best meetings in its history. The offi cers elected were: President, W. J. Reynolds of Washington first vice president, W. H. Densmore, Anitia 6econd vice president, C. H. Gilbert, Six Months in Prison. Des Moines, May 25.—Edgar G. De Mucles, a student in the law depart ment of the University of Michigan, who was convicted of larceny at Du buque, while home on a vacation, has been sentenced to six months' impris onment in the penitentiary at Ana mosa. De Mucles is a society man of considerable prominence. Accused of Murdering Husband. Cresco, la., May 25.—Mrs. Sophia Kruger has been held to await action of the '•grand jury after a preliminary trial for the murder of her husband, whose body was found in the Wap sipinieon river. Aspril 19, with a stone about Its neck. The state charges her with having brained him with a pick as he lay asleep, and having hauled the body to the river. Her stories have been conflicting. Receives Eleven Hundred Volts. Marshalltcwn, la.. May 27.—Harlan Hodges, an electrician, came near be ing electrocuted and as it was fell from a twenty-five foot pole and broke his arm, besides receiving several oth er severe injuries. Hodges was hang ing a transformer and in some man ner came in contact with a live wire. Eleven hundred volts of the electric fluid shot into him and he dropped from his lofty perch to the ground, ap parently dead. He will recover. Serious Damage Near Sioux City. Sioux City, May 25.—A cloudburst at Merrill, abided to the recent continued rains, has caused a large flood in the'' valley of the Floyd river, which is a.! mile wide at Hinton, stretching fctom hill to hill. Great damage to farm property has resulted. Sioux City was warned by telephone and people in the lower part of the city moved out of their homes, fearing a repetition of the 1893 flood. The river has risen rapidly here, but is not out of its banks. Serious Floods Feared. Des Moines. May 27.—From all sec tions of the state come reports of an exceptionally heavy rainfall, accom panied in most cases by severe wind and lightning. In the northern part of loswa there was a fall of hail in such size that lambs, calves and pigs are reported killed and on another case a horse. Rivers are swollen out of the banks everywhere. The flood is at its creet in northwest Iowa. Numerous washouts are reported in that section, and two railroad wrecks due to that cause were attended with one death each. MINER IS ACCUSED OF MURDER. Man Arrested Who is Believed to Have Killed Clerk in Restaurant. Des Moines. May 27.—Harry Gay, a coal miner, has been arrested here, charged with the murder of Arthur Meade, who was killed by a highway man at McCarthy's restaurant in West Liberty on the night of May 14. Six other occupants of the restau rant were held up at the same time, while the till was being looted and Meade was shot through the heart fo not throwing up his hands promptly. Gay was at that time residing at Fre donia, ten miles from West Liberty. Detectives have been searching for him since the day following the crime. They located him at the Runnels coal mine. The six witnesses of the mur der will be asked to identify him. WIND'S WORK IN IOWA. Tornado That Visited Town of Rolfe Wrought Ruin. Webster City, la.. May 26.—A furious tornado struck Rolfe, a small town north of this city. Sing Lee, a China man, was killed and the greater part of the business section of the town was carried away. The storm came from the south. It lasted but a few moments, but in that time did an ines timable amount of damage. Practical ly all the business blocks on the west side of the street were unroofed and jnany of them totally destroyed. The Rock Island depot was turned squarely Around and the Hotel Tremalne was totally destroyed, as was also the State bank, the Standard Oil reposi tory. the. city electric light plant and water wAfka. Many houses were also an rooted. Sing Le« waa killed white taetng from hla laundry. The root Crom an adjoining building was hurled upon life. It la atao said that a Ger man farznar residing near tfle city killed. Tha tornado waa accompanied fejr a hallatorao.