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BES MOINSS^ ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, HATf 25, 1892, c tfii^Upper Des Moifies BY INOHAM & WARREN. Term* of Tkt Upper De* Moim*: One copy, one re*f tl.SC OB» COPT, »i* »onaw... 75 One at ta' months 40 at above rate*. icy order, express order, Me. of adrertiring «*nt on application. 8*at taiflr address at abor e rate*. Remit toy dt&ft. money otpoirtal note at out risk. Kate* the the has the wit- EVERTWHERE. Iftguratively speaking this whole section of Country has been under water during the past week. At times the rain has come down in torrents, streams have become swollen and lowlands flooded. Not in years there been such a rainfall during same length of time as has been nessed in the past ten days. But one result could follow such a downpour. Thousands upon thousands of dollars' worth of property has been laid waste, houses being swept away and in many instances crops on the low lands totally ruined. But the worst and most heart-sickening report* come from Sioux City, where on Thursday morning last, during the severe storm that occurred at that time, the water came down in such a flood that it was described as a second Johnstown. A treacherous stream that flows through a portion of that city was suddenly con- Terted into a. hideous monster that swept everything before it. The re- porta of destruction, suffering, and death that come from there are well calculated to enlist the heartfelt sympathy of all who read the story of that terrible morning. It was a disaster the like of which has not been known in years anywhere, and never before in Iowa. All human aid seemed powerless, and many went down in the raging current while engaged in the humane act of attempting to save their fellows. Iowa will, if called upon, respond liberally in aid of the sufferers. Other portions of the state have suffered much in the way of the destruction of property, but no reports come of the loss of life, for which let us be thankful. The storms have been general, extending from the great lakes on the east as far west as Denver, Colorado, and the whole southern country is flooded far beyond anything known in a long time. The aggregate loss that will be sustained us the result of the unparalled precipitation will never be known nor computed. It is beyond all precdent. __ THE STATK COXVKN'TIOX. There seems to be a determined effor in certain quarters of the state to hav the republican state convention for th nomination of a state ticket held at a unusually early date. There may b times when an early convention is good thing, but this is not one of them at least no good reason has yet bee given for it. If it can be shown where in there is any advantage to be gainei by calling the party together at a early date, it is quite another thing but there has been a lack of logic i; the protestations of those who are urg ing the plan. It Is claimed, with only slight show ing of reason, however, that the cam paign will be opened with the Minne apolis convention. The facts regarding., the situation in other presidential year do not support the statement. Whil it is true that with the nominations a Minneapolis will in a measure begin the work of the coining campaign, yet it not true that the active, efficient worl will commence until later in theseasori until party lines are fairly well formed Much work in the way of organization the forming of committees, etc., wil bo necessary before any campaign worl that will bring positive results can bi inaugurated. Iowa republicans shoulc hear these things in mind when thej are preparing for a state campaign the result of which is by no means i foregone conclusion in this state. An early convention is against the best interests not alone of the republic ans, but of the state generally. The people who take an active interest in politics are not confined to the cities and towns. The farmers of Iowa have as much at stake in the final outcome of a great national contest as any othei class of people, probably more. If, as IB stated, the campaign is to be fought out on national issues, then they should have an opportunity to express themselves and take a hand in the deliberations of the party councils, to the ent that a state ticket may bo placed in the field such as will not prove a hindrance to securing the full parly vote. The spring in unusually backward. Every farmer will need every day of sunshine and good weather during the next two months in which to prepare for a hai vest which will bo none i too largo at best. They are furnished no such opportunity by crowding in, a state convention at a date so early that, if they become participants, they are obliged to leave their corn fields to do so. In spite of all contrary statements no one knows with greater certainty than the average Iowa farmer that a good corn crop is of more value to him than chasing after questionable honors in politics. As between the two propositions wo shall find the intelligent husbandman, in 09 cases out of uNhun- dred, tilling the soil and attending his private affairs. We believe there is a growing ten tmoy toward the shortening of politii campaigns. There is no wisdoffi in beginning a campaign a year in advance of election tfaly. The {people have too much of politics. It practically unsettles the commercial system of the country while the strife is going on, and what is gained by it in the end? We do not mean by this that people should not engage in politics. On the other hand it is the duty of every intelligent citizen to take part in determining the policy of government, and in selecting the men to represent bis interests. But this can all be done by devoting at most eight to ten weeks to the service, rather than in frittering away a whole summer in the discussion and dispute over matters that can be settled in a much shorter time. There have been times when Iowa republicans have been placed in the embarrassing predicament of having their mistakes taken advantage of by their opponents. There is something in this which argues against an ear'y convention, but not so much as is popularly supposed. A convention made up of all the various elements of the party, unhampered by positive instructions, and in position to calmly view the situation and take into account all the elements entering into the contest, and then acting in accordance with its deliberate judgment, is hardly more likely to make fatal mistakes in June than in September. But if its outcome is the result of dictation at the hands of scheming and unscrupulous politicians who have only selfish ends to serve, and whose interest in the abiding welfare of the party is a second or last consideration, then a convention may as well be held one time as another; the result would be the same. * On the whole it is not easy to see what is to be gained by naming an early day as the time for the convention; while, as a matter of fact, the weight of evidence is in opposition thereto. The state committee should be in no haste. It is quite as important that this matter be properly attended to as that it be attended to at all. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Scribner's Magazine for June continues the series on " The Poor in Great Cities" (which is attracting the widest attention), with an article on " Life in New York Tenement-Houses, as Seen by a City Missionary," by the Rev. Win. T. Elsing, who for nine years has worked in the tenement house district in close association with all phases of that life. As minister of the De Wit Memorial church, he has commanded the trust and affection of a great body of people of many nationalities. Mr. Elsing's article aims to represent the average of life in the tenement houses, and does not give a false impression by accumulating all the startling incidents which have come under his eye in the past nine years. The Fort Dodge Messenger gives our townsman, J. J. Ryan, a send off as follows: They are saying now that M. F. Healy is not so certain to be the democratic nominee for congress in this district. Col. James J. Ryan of Kossuth is said to be the rising man. The colonel has been passing himself off in those upper counties for a Norwegian and his boom lights up the northern sky like an aurora borealis. California democrats in state convention last Thursday instructed its delegates for Cleveland. not be doubted that be speaks with authority. Hesaid recently in an authorized interview: "Under no circumstances can his name be used. He is sincere and earnest in his declaration. He regrets it and appreciates the general and the well nigh universal kindness of the republican party, but his decision is irrevocable. It would be akin to party suicide for the national convention to tender him the nomination. He would certainly decline, and that would be unfortunate for the ultimate nominee. You should tell all of yom*friends and thefriends of the republican party the exact situation. Mr. Elaine's name must no longer be made use of in presidential calculations." "Nowis the time to subscribe," says the Sioux City Journal, "to the relief fund." ___^___^__ IF THIS KEIGHBOEHOOD. Dr. Baldwin of Ruthven has opened up a Keeley institute of his own. T. W. Harrison was lately elected president of one of the largest loan and abstract companies in Kansas. The Emmetsburg packinghouse commenced operations again last week. The bad roads have made it impossible to do any hauling of live stock for several wegks. At a special election last Thursday in Sheldon, Homer W. Conant was granted a 20-year electric light franchise by a fair majority. Work on the plant will commence as soon as the contracts can be let. , Spencer people are soon to vote on the question of bonding the town for 57,000 in order to buy thegrist mill dam for the purpose of doing away with the water in the pond, to make it possible to drain the city. We presume this is a high water item, from the Spencer News: J. R. Blossom was driven out of his rooms in the basement-of the Clay County bank block and has taken up temporary quarters in the corner room of the J S Smith block. Branagan goes after the Emmetsburg real estate dealers in this wise: If the owners of Emmetsburg real estate want to ruin the town, let them continue holding business lots at Chicago prices. The man of limited means can not put up a brick building, but he can locate in some of the smaller neighboring towns and help draw trade away f ron Emmetsburg. Britt Thibune: While in Garner Saturday we saw four large Norman horses trying to pull a road cart, but all in vain. The mud is just awful up there. Bro. Bush fell down one day last week and both hi's head and feet were under the mud and water for over an hour before he could be got out. It bothered him greatly about breathing for the time being, but at last accounts he was on the high road to recovery. It was a terrible mental strain to have his wind in a state of suspension so long. Bancroft Regis! cr: The surveyors are out on the railroad survey setting the stakes for grading, and when the weather gets favorable the dirt will begin to roll up toward the center of the right-of-way T. H. Conner of Algona was here Saturday to see what the chances were of getting lumber out to his place in Seneca township to build a barn. Unless he found navagation the full distance it is safe to say he did not find a way Frank Winkel of Algona had a young Kossuth colt that he was prizing very highly, but last week it got a tumble while playing with other colts in John's pasture at this place and is now worthless on account of dislocating his shoulder. A JFLOOD AT SMI CITY, Mneh Loss of jUfe and Terfiole gtruetion of Property—A Second Johnstown, Human Efforts Were of No Avafl Storm of Wind and Rain—The Flood Elsewhere. in Lafe Young says in his Des Moines Capital: "A temporary printers' home has been built at Colorado Springs. The printer's ultimate home is one not made with hands." Chairman Clarkson was in Chicago last week, and, being asked who, in his opinion, would bo the strongest man before the Minneapolis convention, said: "I am a delegate to the convention, but I am going there unpledged. My mind is not made up. I will want to hear from all the states. We must hour from the close states like Indiana and Now York and wo must hear from the silver states as well. By this I mean that we must be tolerant, for tlio principles for which the silver states are now holding were regarded as all right not so very far back. There has been some intolerance and it must bo abated in the conference of the convention. I am judging other delegates from my own feelings when I say I bolievo they will all go to Minneapolis determined to select the best man ai'tor duly conferring and deliberating." As toTJlainohosaid: "During the early part of the year I saw Mr. Blaino 15 or 20 times uud so far as his physical condition is concerned I can say that he is equipped for any duty—either as a candidate or as president. His health is all right." A philosopher remarks: Don't growl at the weather. Do all your work promptly and thoroughly with full faith in Him who said; " While the earth reinainoth, seedtime aud harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day aud night shall not cease." Iowa will have plenty for those who labor faithfully and intelligently and to spare for the pass-tho-hat jrotlireii. Gov. Boies visited the scene of deso- ation at Sioux City on Monday, and doeid- *d the best thing to do was to ask for state aid for the sufferers, mid has accordingly ssued a proclamation to that effect. Sioux )ity has over boon a liberal giver when jailed upon for aid, and the opportunity is low presented to repay their people in a ubstautial way. The whole state will be ouud ready and willing to do for thorn all hat is required to alleviate their wants. ALL WIND AND WATER. Three Days of the JMoat Peculiar Weather on Record—The AVliid 151ew a Gale and the Haln Carue Down In Torrents, The worst rain storm that ever visited this section, so everyone said, was that which began last Wednesday morning. The water simply came down in torrents all day long, and flooded the country. To be out in it any considerable length of time meant a thorough soaking unless covered from head to foot with impervious material. Added to this the wind blew a»gale and kept it up with a fierceness only equalled by a genuine Iowa blizzard. Thursday morning the rain partially ceased, but there was no abatement of the wind, which kept up a steady motion until Friday night, although the third day of the blow was not nearly so severe as the other two. Then on Friday, as if the situation was not sufficiently anomalous, there was snow in the air a good portion of the day. Such is the record of the weather for three clays beginning May 18, 1892. Some day the proverbial "oldest inhabitant" will refer to the snow storm of May, '92, as the phenomenal occurrence of that year. Of course such a volume of water falling in a short space of time had the effect to send the river up booming again, and it has been a mile wide, more or less, during several days past, but is now rapidly falling. We do not hear of much damage having been done. People here rarely put any buildings on the low lands that are likely to be overflowed. Thursday's wind washed the water with such force against the grade west of town that a small portion broke away next to the bridge farthest west, but the damage was soon repaired, and travel was impeded for only a short time. A like occurrence took place on the grade north of the water mill, but watchmen kept an eye out, and the break was promptly repaired, but little damage being done. Joe Manley speaks in no uncertain tone bout Elaine. It may be said to be "ofll- iul" when it comes from Manley, as he is n close relations with Blaiue, and it cuu- Algona District Camp Meeting. jThe Algona District cainp meeting will be held at Belmond, Aug. I to 8, 1892. A beautiful grove of natural timber has been secured. There is (food water within a convenient distance, shelter for horses will be provided near by, and all arrangements made for ti repetition of last year's great success. The thirty-four ministers of the district, aided by an excellent choir and a leader of children's meeting, will lead the services. Make your plans to spend a week on the grounds. For information about tents, etc., write to Rev. Iowa. Sioux City was the victim of an awful calamity last Thursday morning. A dispatch dated the 18th said: This morning the most fearful flood ever known in Iowa struck this city. It was the result of a cloud-burst in the valley of the Floyd river. The valley of the Floyd from the manufacturing suburb of Leeds down to the Missouri is one or two miles wide, and includes the manufacturing and industrial districts of the city, the railroad yards and shops and the houses of a large part of the laboring classes of the city. The water came down in a great wave and in an hour the valley was a raging sea from bluff to bluff. * The river continued to rise, coming up Third and Fourth streets on the Missouri bottom at the rate of two blocks an hour and reaching across most of the business part of the town. The people were taken by surprise and some so stricken as to be unable to make a move to escape. One rider in a sulky was struck by the wave as it came up Fourth street ind was submerged. He never came up. Many fled but half dressed. Others were unaware of the danger, and the first warning was when snatched by the rescuers, placed in wagons and hurried to places of safety. There was no dearth of helpers, but most of them, having no boats, were powerless. Early in the day a woman was seen wading in the stream, holding a child above her head. A rescuing party went for her in a boat. The current carried them by and the woman and child were seen to disapear under a mass of rubbish and were drowned. The dead body of Nellie West was recovered. A man named Selly and three children drowned and the last seen of the mother she was wildly wavin r a piece of carpet out of a second story window as the house floated away. One old lady rescued was found sitting beside the roof of a house in water- up to the eaves. A house containing a man, woman and large family of ^child- floated down the center of the stream. It struck a bridge and went under. The rescuers made for the spot. One, two, three efforts of no avail, but finally the woman was rescued. Cheer on cheer went up from the throats of watchers on the road. A house with seven occupants floated down. A barge made several unsuccessful attempts and finally saved all. One man was seen swimming ashore with a woman and child on his back. The woman became chilled and frightened and dropped the infant. One woman gave birth to a girl baby while being rescued. Both will survive the terrible ordeal. A rescuing crew of five men, whose names could not be learned, rescued several families and finally, in order to get a .family out, cut into the roof of a house. They got the family of three—a man, wife and child—and started for shore. The boat capsized in the midst of a storm and all five were lost. Twenty-one bodies were seen to pass under the structure of the elevated road in a space of two hours after the flood came. The names of those who are known to have ished up to 8 p. m. are: A. Anderson, wife and child. N. Henderson, wife and child. W. H. McClamms. William Stone. William Rose. Nellie West. Mrs. L. Homer and two children. Mrs. Frank Luther and child. To add to the horrors the rising water slacked lime in the Queal & Co. lumber yards and set a building on fire. It was impossible to get to the fire. It is still burning and will burn the stock of the Missouri River Lumber company also. From this huge rafts of blazing lumber floated down the stream, setting fire to houses in their path. Six cars loaded with lumber were totally destroyed. Miles of track, constituting the terminal of all the railroads, were torn up and the grades were utterly demolished. The loss will be inestimable. But one passenger train left the city today. The Illinois Central and Sioux City & Northern railway lines occupy the Floyd valley, and' the five miles .of the latter track is utterly obliterated. The factories at Leeds were all flooded and many lives were lost. Reports dated the 19th said: Little business has been done in this grief- stricken city to day. Search for the dead and relief for the homeless occupied the time of most of the people. Not till this morning, when the waters had subsided and a survey of the ruined district was made could the extent of the damage be approximated. The estimate of a million dollars loss cannot be too large, and though only four bodies have been recovered as yet, the death roll will number from 25 to 40. The coming of the flood was like that of Johnstown in a lesser degree. Twenty-five miles up the Floyd river there was but little damage. The little stream had been rising during. the night slowly, and was just out of its banks, when at an early hour men at the big foundry at Leeds were notified of the flood. Looking up the valley a great white ridge of foam could be seen per- iii the flooded district, and the damage to all of them is great. FLOODS ELSEWHERE. The Rains of Last Week Did Large Damage Along the Rivers. Keokuk special. 17: Although Keokuk is 120 feet above the level of the river, it is not exempt from damage by the floods. The thoroughly-soaked earth has caused damaging landslides from the bluff. The main two roads entering the city from up-river points climb ed and hills which macadamized were excavat- at considerable expense. Both roads are impassable because of landslides. On one a section more than 100 feet wide has gone down the hill as many yards, leaving a gully 20 feet deep. At the foot of the hill an immense tree has moved across the road and maintains an upright position. J. M. Huiskamp, the boot and shoe dealer, is the heaviest individual sufferer. His elegant new residence was erected on the edge of a precipitious bluff. The earth has moved down the bluff from six to 100 feet, carrying trees, etc., with it. Two great cottonwood trees sank eight feet and moved six and were not at all disturbed as to their upright position. Mr. Huiskamp is endeavoring by the use of stone, telegraph poles and planks to^tay the destructive slide before it carries his residence with it, there being but about ten feet between the structure and the verge of the bluff now. About fifteen feet below the upper stratum of earth and stone is a thin stratum of soap stone. The strata above and below the soap stone becoming water soaked forced the slick stratum out, allowing the one above to settle and move down. HEAVY RAINS IN IOWA. Cedar Rapids special, 17: This afternoon the rain decended in sheets and continues this evening. The river has struck a boom and is a foot higher than at any time before, and is rapidly rising. The low land in West Cedar Rapids has been transferred into an immense lake, and the sidewalks resemble rafts. The school house situated in the west part of the city has about four feet of water on the lower floor, which is half basement. Marshalltown special, 17: After two days of fair weather the hardest rain storm of the season occurred this afternoon. It looks like it might pour down indefinitely. This will about complete the discouragement of central Iowa farmers. The highways are impassible in all directions. A WATER SPOUT. Boone special, 17: A cone-shaped cloud passed this town half a mile east at 6 o'clock this evening. When first noticed it Was about two miles south in Cedar river bottom, sucking up the water of the creek with a terrific ripping sound. It passed up the bottom over the bluff, tearing down out-buildings and unroofing barns and houses, among them being those of Risdon Tipton and L. M. Cecil. Charley Gay, a young lad; was picked up and carried 2o yards and seriously hurt. No fatalities are yet reported. This is the first storm of the kind ever known here. AS YlEWEi) BY DONE IM" DISTRICT OOUET. Disposition of Jury and Other Cases —Adjourned to June 1. The district court continued during all of last week-. Some jury cases were tried, but many were continued. On Saturday Judge Can- adjourned the term to June 1, when it is expected more cases will be ready for trial. One of the chief drawbacks to the expediting of business at this term was the fearful condition of the roads, which made it next to impossible to get witnesses here, and much time was consumed in waiting for them to come In the case of The State of Iowa against J. A. Falwey, wherein the defendant had sold mortgaged property the court instructed the jury to find for the defendant, and he was accordingly discharged. In the cases of Jos. Alderman and Lee Horning, under indictment found at the last term, the matter was resubmitted to the 'grand jury, and defendants were held on the original bonds. A jury trial was had is the case of D R. Fraser against Dr. H. C McCov'. Plaintiff put down a drilled well for Dr. McCoy, and it was for the jury to determine whether or not Fraser did his work according to agreement. The jury thought he did, and gave him a judgment for §85. M P: C ; F3il ! d , ns Bought suit against Michael Brick and Jerre Brick It was claimed defendants set a prairie fire which ran into and burned several tons of hay for plaintiff. The defendant Jerre Brick put in a counter claim for the wrongful suing out of a writ of attachment against his property plaintiff, The jury awiirdcd for^$450 for plaintiff for hay c defendant §105 claim. They Mach the Climftt in Sight See. ing, and Stop Looking to Wfite, Visit to Pueblo's Mineral Palace— Dusky Arizona Maidens and the Kodak. ON THE PLAINS, May 14.—The past day and a half have been spent in New Mexico and Arizona, and this morning we still look forward to at least another day in the great arid plains. We have just passed Canon Diablo, the Devil's Gorge, and this seems to mark the* 1 ' climax in the scene of desolation, for having seen it everyone has quit sightseeing and gone to writing. It is an astonising. spectacle—these hundreds of miles of sand plains, variegated occasionally, by irrigated valleys, great buttes of sand and rock, and millions of acres of scrub pines and cedars. Hour after hour passes with no change. The eye catches ocasionally the snow caps of the distant Rockies which we left at Lemz, near Santa Fe, but they alone break the unvarying landscape which greets us. If we ever felt any indignation at the reported steals of public lands by Steve Dorsey et al. it has disappeared. We could envy the man who won the white elephant, but what a man would steal land in New Mexico for passes comprehension. But at Albuquerque we met a son of E. B. Soper of Etnmetsburg who has spent nearly two years here, and he enlarged upon the prospects and opportunities in a manner to put to shame a Ledyard boomer. The fertility of the Rio Grande valley_ is said to be beyond anything known in the east (Iowa), while on the most barren sand plains cattle and sheep pick up a living and grow fat on the scattered grass bunches. But we must be excused if we judge from appearances, and if the adobe houses are the evidences of any great prosperity we are deceived. The sight of a farmer dragging his field with a 16-foot log, cut from a small tree, his horse hitched to the middle, is not assuring to an lowan. The trip since leaving Colorado Springs has been most enjoyable. The reception at Pueblo was all that might be expected from a town that counts 40,000 people, where ten years ago it had 4,000. Carriages took the entire party about the city. We inspected a $15,000,000 steel rail factory and saw the rails made from molten metal. We saw numberless curious sights, and in the evening visited the most remarkable mineral exhibit in the world. Pueblo's mineral palace is one of the marvels. It is a state institution, and the exhibit is valued at $1,000,000, mostly contributed by the counties of the state. The palace itself cost 5150,000, is 250 feet long by 175 wide, and 90 feet high, with a center dome, two side domes, and 22 smaller domes. The stage is lined with mineral deposits, representing a mining scene. One of Pueblo's celebrated cowboy bands made music for the dancers who filled the palace floor, till the clock called for leaving. This cowboy band played havoc with the chances of the young men of our party, for the ladies were all informed early that every member was worth from §75,000 up, and all are unmarried. They have a cowboy uniform of the costliest material, and wear badges and awards won all over the western country, the handsomest being three pairs of handsomely mounted steers' horns, under which are elegant banners. Leaving Pueblo we breakfasted at Las Vegas, noted for its famous springs, and the old city, where rumor has it the board of education once passed a resolution that no teachers should be hired who could not read and write. Dinner and supper came at Albuqueque and breakfast this morning atWinslow, and tonight we roach California. Then we the Needles in expect to break Mrs. Marie Leatherman was granted a divorce from E. D. Leathermnn T . he ease of The Bank of Ledyard against Win. Weimer was dismissed Dr Hathaway's suit against the HA. ... , u .- against the Re- pubhcan for libel was continued to the , ..— vj* J./WU V UVJ Ul VJtVJl. into all the glories of the fruit gardens, reaching San Diego tomorrow night. 1' or this invasion the Iowa party is all prepared. We have "Iowa" in big letters on our car, and in all truth the best looking delegation in the outfit. Among them are Senator and Mrs. Parrot of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Hornstein of Boone, Byron Webster of Marshalltown, Mr. and Mrs. Manner of Anamosa, J. W. Doxsee of Monticello, Mr. and Mrs. Richardson of Davenport, Johnson Bingham of Cedar Rapids, A. w. Lee of Ottumwa and Misses Walker and Mahin of Muscatine, Mr, and Mrs. Moore of Ottumwa, Mr. and Mrs. Burrell and daughter of Washington, Mrs. JUife young and Miss Ethel Mills of Des Moines, state printer and Mrs. Ragsdale of LeMars, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. lhayerof Clinton, and others. We have ayell" Hurrah, hooray, zip, boom, N. E. A.,» with which wo propose to make the mountains shako and the big trees wave, natives. as well as astonish the next term. Cheap Katea on the Milwaukee. For the democratic national convention, to be held at Chicago, beginning Jun« ?7't e ^ Ul ' S1 ? n tickets w»l bo sold ., G. H. Kennedy, Belraond, sweeping along abreast of the gigantic wave, and before the workers could escape they were cut off and had to be rescued in boats. On the low land along the valley many small houses were swept away at Jhe first dash, and no one knows whether the occupants escaped or not. The railroads line the valley, and the people were partially warned by the blowing of whistles. This forenoon an; area of six or eight square miles in the best settled part of the town is covered with mud, hundreds of houses overturned or moved, furniture all ruined, streets and yards filled with lumber and debris, two miles of paving washed away, five bridges destroyed, and a large amount of naif-submerged property burned. All the railroad yards in the city are Jun« 7t o so June 17 to 21, return coupons good unti July 6, at one fare for the round trip- W &^72. v . er the Mihvil "kee road The Chicago, Mihvabkee & St Railway company will sell tickets to the republican vention for ' excursion national con- Exc^sionlicketew'mrSlftthe Conference of German Baptist Breth ren, to be held at Cedar Rav'- June 3 to 9, at one fare for learners between ssa^sa^fflK* -"«* ; Milwaukee and u daily .J- l [V'° ne & loc ted thus far to mention the 'kodak fiends," but they have been with us, and at Las Vegas when some burrows loaded with wood were the center of interest they got so thick that about all anyone kodaked was oth- or kodakers. Here too some gentle Indian maidens were discovered, and one of our party was just about to boast or how good a view he had of one, when the gentle Minnehahasaid "two bits" and threatened to yell if he didn't pay. T* r euddealt with kodakers before, if I hadn't mentioned J, W. Doxsee before I would give him the credit of this exploit, but as it is it is agreed to swear it on Burrell or Manger. HARVEY INGJIAM. At Goo. is. Marble's, Hurt, We intend to move into our new store soon, where wo will have more and better room. I heartily thank my friends in Burt and vicinity for the very liberal patronage given me, and hope with increased tacUities to he able to serve you better, We have some bargains to oft'er that u-o worth your while to look at. I am lore to soli goods as low as possible, but wm not buy cheap, shoddy goods. one hundred nice presents for the nrst one hundred ladies who call on u& in our ne\v store. , Q , GEO. E, MARBLE, S5 Burt, Iowa.

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