The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 14, 1897 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 14, 1897
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~* I", K?WA, i APML 14 T>rrtbtfe Snffcflnft At Stithy I'olMtfc t*he floods of the Mississippi valle> and its tributaries continues to grow apace. Millions of dollars worth of property have been destroyed and millions more must be swept away before the waters recede. Hundreds of lives have been sacrificed and at least three hundred thousand people have been rendered homeless. The governors of Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama. Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri Kansas, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Minnesota are receiving funds for the unfortunates in distress. Secretary of War Algor has forwarded all the available tents in the department to the flooded districts, but these will be inadequate. He has also ordered the expenditure of $50,000 cash to relieve the sufferings of homeless citizens and their families. This is the first time that the war department has ever felt called upon to spend cash to relieve want outside of the regular army.* Greenville. Mi»s., lielug Swept Away. One-third of Greenville* Miss., is a desert of water, a scene of desolation impossible to describe. Tho water is in nearly 200 houses and is kept out of the stores in the heart of the town only by the protection so timely thrown up by the citizens to stop its 'destructive progress. Mall goes and comes in skiffs, doctors visit their patients in skiffs, social visits are made in skiffs, and skiffs are property equal almost in value to what the mule was - a few days ago. The water is deepest in the extreme northern limits, where it has reached a depth of about seven feet From this point it shows a gradual decline. New Town, Miss., a very thickly built district, peopled almost entirely by negroes, is under water, the depth ranging from a few inches to five feet. The Belle Air, which contains many pretty homes and was beautiful with green lawns and blooming shrubs, is a Venice, and the only means the people have of leaving or returning to their homes is by boats, which are numerous and various. The water is not as high as in 1890, but will soon reach and pass that mark. Greenville itself is a city of refugees of from 15 090 to 20,000 souls. Relief boats from the interior are bringing in nearly every hour loads of destitute flood sufferers suddenly caught by the waters and driven from their homes. Hundreds and thousands of head of stock are being driven in from every direction. The back water from four crevices is pouring in fearful floods every hour, and the situation is growing rapidly worse. At Helena, Miss., the river is still rising; at St. Louis, Miss., it is rising, and the Arkansas is threatening to rise in a few days. Business men are blue, but try to keep cheerful. The worst has not yet reached the Yazoo- Mississippi Delta, and the half of its tale of woe has not been told. As soon as the different towns and cities already submerged are reached by boat parties from Greenville and as soon as the remote districts and plantations can be heard from, there will be enough to sadden the hearts of those far away who are now eagerly waiting for news and hoping against hope, Reporter GutherinK New*. The Post-Dispatch correspondent went by sfciff from here to all points possible by water in a radius of fifteen miles in every direction from this city, says a telegram from Greenville, Miss. It was a common sight to see rabbits or domestic fowls floating on drjft- ,wood, deer on little islands here and there above the water, and the starving creatures do not now fear the ap- 'Proach of map. In one instance a ne- gress was calmly smoking a pipe on the roof of a tog cabin, while a stream of water was running through the doors of her hut nearly Up to the eaves of the roof, "What are you doing there, aunty?" we halloed. "Ise watered in,'* came the response. "Would you like Us to take you in?" we offered. "No, sah; I'll be skilled out terect- ly." Plaintive howlings of dogs, cackling of poultry and squealing of pigs keep the woods alive, and graphic scenes and incidents crowd upon the 'slgbt at every turn. There arc dead carcasses floating in the water, fragments of houses and articles of household furniture of every kind. P. S.—A later dispatch says that Greenville has been swept away. Dig llroak nt Flower I.nke. Another disastrous break in the iMs- sissippl levee occurred Sunday morning at 8 o'clock at Flower I^ake, six miles below Tunica, Miss. The crevasse, while not yet of great width, is fully fifteen feet deep and the water is pouring through the opening with fearful velocity. This will probably be the most destructive break that has occurred in the delta. The most fertile farm lands of Mississippi, lying in Coa- honia, La Flore, Quitman and Talla- Hfilf a hundred towns Stand in six feet oi waiter and the yellow stream is creeping up felowly bat surely. letee *t,ttelen«, Ark., Glte* W«y. Advices received tell of a "Weak iii the levefe two miles south of Helena, Ark. This Is the levee for which the people of Southeastern Arkansas hare made such a desperate fight. The waters from this break flood a great area and back Up into the streets of Helena. The relief steamer Ofa Lee has arrived at Marianna, Ark., having made an expedition up tho St. Frahcis ttiver. There were oh board ICO refugees and 200 head of cattle. The steamer went up the St Francis River, as far as Cut Off, and then worked her way down stream, rescuing people from perilous positions. The suffering along the St. Francis River is appalling. The water throughout the entlfe neighboring country is from six to fifteen feet deep. The relief boat had on board the body of Mrs, McMain of Raggio £ity. The body was found at Raggio and it was taken to Marianna for burial, there being no land at the former place on which to give it interment. The St. Francis is rising from three to five Inches daily. At points below Vicksburg the river ia rising. It is the general opinion of old river men here If the levees below Vicksburg hold the great volume of water in its regular channel it will be little short of a miracle. Gov. McLaurln, of Mississippi, continues to make diligent inquiry touching destitute flood sufferers. He will perhaps be compelled to state to Secretary of War Alger that the amount of $10,000 mentioned in his telegram will be wholly inadequate to alleviate the want and suffering. Hon.. ,T. W. Cutrer of Coahoma, a member of the Yazoo-Mlssisslppi levee district, states that he does not expect the waters to abate before May 15, Middlesboro, Ky., is again flooded. The water is four inches higher than in the flood five weeks ago. Most of the stores in Cumberland avenue are flooded. Sixty-five families have been •iiiU jiiiiiiiii Ilimiiiic A STREET SCENE AT ANOKA, MINNESOTA. it is likely to do great damage. Bridges are gone in many places and boats are in demand in the vicinity of the depot and the railroad yards. Rain has been falling steadily for a week, making country roads impassable and keeping farmers off their fields. Every record since that of 1849 has been broken by the Mississippi at Anoka, Minn. Fireman's grove is filled with water and the Rum river dam is expected to go out. Millions of feet of logs arc floating down the river. North of 'Anoka millions of acres of farms are under from two to six feet of water and there are grave doubts as to whether or not it can be seeded this spring. River men tonight say that there will be a further rise here of at least six feet. Tht! .11 in Klver Overflown. The Jim river is creating general LEAVING THE OLD HOME TO TAKE REFUGE IN THE HILLS. hntchie Counties,, in the northern part of the state are inundated, and the newly planted corn crops will be laid in waste. No loss of life is reported, the inhabitants of this stricken section hav- :»)£ made preparations for just such n catastrophe'as exists there. The condition of the poorer classes throughout ho flooded area is indeed critical. Thousands of refugees are huddled on evoes and spots of land waiting for re- ief, The towns of Rosedale and Tunca report that everything possible is being done for these poor people, but hat funds and provisions are fast becoming exhausted. In the little ally of sedale alone 1,200 refugees are .being 'ared for by the citizens. 111 ! ,;!!•:-.';'-, \ P1&. JS Br '* <M washed out. Three hundred people are fed by the city. Boats are. plying on tho principal streets. At Pineville the Cunjberlaud river is rising' three feet per hour. West Pinovillo is under water. The Clinch and Powell Rivers am flooding the entire country. On tilt) L'jipei- Ml«»lNi!ppl. The upper Mississippi continues to boom, the gauge showing eighteen feet above low 'water mark, It has been raining constantly for twelve hours, Dispatches from Aitkin, Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud and Little Falls indicate that the river is still rising rapidly and that. all records are likely to be broken at St. Paul within the next fortyreight hours. The levee at James street, that city, broke at 3 o'clock Sunday after' noon, sending the water all over that part of the city with a rush. The flood encroached info tl»P frelghthouse of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul road, The Diamond Jo passenger station is in danger of floating away, and a forcp of men are busy tying }t to the bank, Several of the manufacturing concerns oi} the Ayest side have been obliged to shut down because water put their fires oi?|:, Tl. rejief societies of St. Pan} are busy extending suecor to the suffering. The munbev of people who have been forced to loave the|r homes is about 1,200. The water east of State street has becpine so (Jeep that several houses baye floated from their fonniJ Lp^s to. the value Q{ about $60,000 eft. dQW}i the 1'lvov Sunday, off Jw A complete. witft tfep st so SP havoc with railroads in the valley east of Yankton, S..D. The water is a foot higher and threatens to take out bridges and tracks, as the approaches at both ends of the bridges are cutting badly. Three miles and over of track of the Great Northern, Milwaukee and Northwestern railroads is now completely disabled.thus cutting Yankton off from the outside world. Farmers in the bottoms are moving out with boats. Word was received 'asking for immediate assistance, and men and boats are departing for tho flooded district. The water still continues to riso at Yankton. The ice is broken at Grand Forks, N. D,, and trouble is expected fro:.i that source. Basements in Third street stores are cleared of all goods. Above Grand Forks the ice is still solid. Between there and Fisher a long trestle on the Great Northern went out Sunday. It will require a week after the water has gone down to repair this line. KiiUiruy Stuliou Flouting Away. A special dispatch from Trenton, Mo, says: Grand river is still coming up and the bottoms are completely under water, causing much damage. Weidon bridge, four miles north, was washed out, and considerable timber of the Qulncy, Omaha and Kansas Citj railway extension has been lost. The base ball park is completely sub merged. Mr. Winslow, manager o the water works, has received .a tele phone message from the power station that the water was running in througl the walls, and that if the flood was anj higher tomorrow the men would hav 10 vacate, leaving the city without anj water supply. Six young men on horse back attempted to cross the bottom west of the town totlay and were swep from their animals. Three got safely to land; the other three floated down stream and were rescued from the tre tops. ' The Floods ItavagcK In Iowa. A from Sioux City, la, says: Residents of the Floyd rive bottoms here are again flying to highe ground. At Merrill, James and Hinton points above Sioux City, the stream i out of its banks and flooding the val ley. Here the bank is higher and three foot rise will be necessary befor the floods of a fortnight ago can b repeated. The rise still progresses however, at the rate of two or thre inches an hour. Burlington, la., telegram: A hug landslide fell from the water soaket bluff between Burlington and For Madison, covering the Burlington rail road track ten feet deep with clay rocks and frees. All traffic was stallec for several hours until a big gang o workers could clear the track. There have been a dozen bad landslides in this vicinity the past week on accoun of heavy rains. Alton, III., telegram: Two feet more of water will stop trains on the Bluff Line, St. Louis, Chicago and St Paul, but if the weather remains cleai it may not go that high. Several extra crews of men were busy today piling in rock to hold the weak places in the embankment, where the wave threatened to wash out the track, Dubuque, la., special: The river registers twelve feet above low water mark, a rise of half a foot today. The water is now within three feet of the danger line. Special telegrams from points in South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska bring word of increased floods in all the rivers. Rain has fallen almost incessantly for seventy-two hours over an area of more than 100 miles in radius from Omaha, the fall being fully four inches for that time. This has greatly increased the volume of water in the already swollen streams. Thousands of acres of farm land are under from four to six feet of running water, and many families have moved from homes in boats. Of the 10,000 car-loads of oranges that will be marketed in California next season fully 6,000 will be navels. < t'fi" «,<> , i '",, * • l - t% ( >A;, ^ v ^ • .,' .i-i- .<:. Spring Humors fht*e unsightly Waptteus, palnfai toft. Ing pimples afid otfcfet aftefcthms, •• ' - generally at this Season, make grand/- Spring Medicine, Hood's aaiwai necosMty. Take Hood's SarsapaMlte, Hot do yon wonderful good. It trill pnr r blood, give you an appetite, tone y^f strengthen tout stotaach, afod cure aft humors. Tic pure to get only ttood's.J Hood's Sarsaparilla Is sold by all druggists, fcrice, gtj Mi *_.. A new bicycle crank has a slot to attieh it to the shaft, a boltjf! tending through the ends of the V th fasten it. The combination of a bench, ironing, board and step-ladder was recently j». tented, one of the supports being fitted 1 with steps. To prevent a cuspidor from tipping over, a new device consists of a wire frame with projecting flanges, In -which the cuspidor ie placed. A recently designed shirt has the bosom in two sections, one section being buttoned on the front of the shirt to make it easily removable. A collapsible rack for bicycles has the upright portion fixed in a.groove at the base so as to slide to one end and fold flat when not in use. A new design in bicycle tires, Invented by a woman, has a large number of solid .rubber balls placed close together around the rim of the wheel, no covering being used. A handy device to use in kindling fires consists of a mass of noncombustible, absorbent material, like asbestos, to contain oil fastened in a wire . frame with a handle attached. The combination of a bicycle stand and mudguard for the rear wheel was recently patented, the wire brace being easily detached from the fabric and turned down to the ground. One. of the newest beds for invalids has sectional mattresses attached to frames, which can be adjusted at any angle desired by moving the supports fastened to rods under the bed. Self-reefing sails are a novelty recently patented, the lower boom on the mast being hung so as to revolve antl wind up the sail by the weight of the spit and sail in descending. A West Virginia woman has secured a patent on a wire hook to be attached to lamp-burners and fasten them to the neck of the lamp so they will not fall out when unscrewed to fill the lamp. "By the Powers I" is tho favorite objur- gation n th > island oJ Crete just now. "SHE DRESSES WELL." But Her Clothes Often Cover a Living Death. Beauty Js the Shrine of 3lcn*s Wornhlp, and AVoinpif-Vie With" Oth'er- to aiuko Themselves Attractive. The remark, "She dresses elegantly," 5s a very common one in this uge of wealth and progress. \Yorncn vie with each other in making 1 themselves attractive, for men admire a stylishly dressed woman. Good clothes add to the charms of woman in perfect health, but are ill-befitting those who through ignorance or carelessness have 'suffered the inroads of female diseases to stamp them as physical wrecks. It is unfortunate, but true, that some physicians allow women to suffer needlessly, because man can only work from theory, and at best only patch up, without removing the cause, Proof is abundant that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound removes the cause, gives strength to tho weakened organs, vigorous health to the system, and therefore beauty to the face and form. Mrs. Pinkhuii), Lynn, Ma*>s., gladly answers, freo of charge all letters. Here is 0110 of the results ; ' Three months ago, 1 wrote you a letter describing my troubles, which were- inflammation of tho womb ant] bladder. I had not seen a well duy since the birth of my s>eeond child, JO years ago, I had hpent hundreds of dollars for doctors and medicines. " Such pains as I endured. My back ached, my feet u»d limbs were swollen, and it wus almost impossible for me to stand; I could not walk any distance, 1 received your answer to my letter, anel followed closely all your advice, ind i have been using Lydia E. Pink- liam's Compound fpv throe months. Now I can work all day without pain[ have recommended the Compound to many of ujy friends, uud gladly recom* mend H io. all women in any way afflicted with female travibjps,"- >L,Yi>}A < , jjfr - ^:u_vi<ferfH

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