Marshalltown, IA College Fire, Nov 1903

LOSS TO COLLEGE.

LUTHERAN INSTITUTION AT JEWEL DAMAGED BY FIRE.

MAIN BUILDING BURNED.

ONE STUDENT MISSING -- SEVERAL NARROW ESCAPES.

BODY LATER FOUND IN RUINS.

Marshalltown, Nov. 30. -- The main building of the Jewel Lutheran college was destroyed by fire today. BERT MELANG of Randall, Iowa, is missing. Several students had narrow escapes.
Loss $25,000.
The dead body of BERT MELANG of Randall, Iowa, was later recovered in the ruins. A young man named PETERSON of Red Wing, Minn., is missing.

Semi Weekly Iowa State Reporter Waterloo 1903-12-01