October 17, 1917

Wed 17 Warmer Cloudy & dark showery Showery last nite & a deafning clap of thunder lightning struck a tree SE By Wilsons   I carried in bal of shock of fodder   Election seems going in favor of veto[?]1 all day   they have a majority & I am truly sorry   pm I wrote to Dave & sent him a draft for $89,00 Harveys burial expenses   I went down town at 3 pm & maild the letter & got bonami & soda now a[t] 4-45 writing by lamp very dark & raining


1 The October 17, 1917 issue of the Port Townsend Leader, Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, had a notice on the
front page titled “Iowa To Be Dry”. A prohibition amendment carried by a majority of at least 15,000. This may be what Isaac meant in his journal entry. (See http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/ptleader/id/16877/rec/2)

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