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TUESDAY, APRIL 4,1918
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Explosion of Giant powder Tore the
Roof From the House and Set
Their Clothes on
Curiosity Caused Them to Touch a
Match to Keg of Explosive
Found In Vacant
[Special to The Oate City.]
KBOSAUQUA, April 4.—A horrible
accident occurred near Bentonsport,
Van Buren county, Sunday afternoon
at 1:30 when three boys were victims
of an explosion.
The oldest of the ooys was thirteen
years old. Two of them were sons
of Mr. Nichols, the other one a son
of Bert. Lazentoy. They were out for
a jaunt and entered an old unoccu
pied house where they ran onto a 26
pound keg of giant powder. The
curiosity of the boys induced them to
take out a Small can full and setting
it on top of the large keg, touching a
P. S.—No Bundle under 5c
match to it. A terrible explosion
followed. The roof was blown off the
house and the floor was torn through
to the basement. One of the Nichols
boys was thrown into the basement.
This one died in about five hours.:
The others are horribly burned, withj
splinters and powder imbeded in their
flesh, and it is thought the sight ofi
both are gone.
The parents hurried to the scene
and bothv Mr. Nichols and Mr. haz-l
enby werev 'burned about the arms and
hands in their effort to get the burn-i
ing clothes off the boys.
The Lazenby boy is a grandsoti of
Squire Lazenby of this place.
A Probable Horse Thief.
A man- went through Keosauqua
early Sunday morning, leading a bay
horse. He crossed the bridge here
and took the road leading out by I.«on
Cox's, where he stopped and asked for
breakfast. "While there he told two
different stories about where he was
from and this made the Coxs suspic
ious. Hence they telephoned Sheriff,
Haney of Keosauqua, about the man.
In the meantime Haney had re-i
ceived word from the sheriff at Fair-j
field to be on the lookout for a sus-j
pected horse thief.
The man with the horse went on to
the next farm house, and asked thej
way to Mt. Sterling and. hired the1
farmer ito take him there, which he
did. He loaded his horso and billed
it to Ft. Madison. It was an easyj
task to follow him along, so the sher-,
iff at Fairfield was notified, who in'
turn notified officials at Ft. ^Iadison
to meet the man and place him under!
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Besides the competition between
the munitions and paper plants, the
restricted Importations have affected
the paper factories. Bleach, a chemi
cal from which the word bleaching
or whitening* is derived, heretofore
Mrs. Cook and daughter of New
I.ondon, visited her mother, Mrs.
Bean, Friday, and attended the lec
ture course number given that even
ing. Mrs. Bean has just returned
from her usual wintering in the south
west, and though southern California
may be nice, she is sure that Iowa is
THE DAILY GATE CITY
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
KEOKUK STEAM LAUNDRY
Owing to the tremendous advance in price of all Laundry Supplies, some of which are almost prohibitive, brought about by the European
War, we are compelled to advance the price on our
HOW PAPER BUSINESS
IS AFFECTED BY WAR
The European war, through the
munition plants, has hit the paper
manufactories hard with the result
that paper has advanced in price
all the way from 33 percent to 110
percent since hostilities began in
1914. The average letterhead and
envelope quality used by commercial
houses has advanced 75 jJercent. A
printing house that had been buying
paper of a certain quality at 4 ceniu
a pound received notice this week
from its paper house that future
orders would be 8 cents and delivery
could not be guaranteed within six
Several reasons are given for this
increase in paper prices. Over 25
percent of the rags used in manufac
turing paper formerly were imported
from France and Germany. Of course
those importations have been cut off
and the American product is bought
up by the Du Pont Powder company
and other powder companies at high
prices, for the manufacture of gun
cotton. Sulphite, a chemical com
pound put into thin paper to give it
strength, is almost out of the Ameri
can' market, so far as paper manufac
tories are concerned, as the com
pound also is used in manufacturing
FLAT IRON WASHINGS to 8 cents per Pound and all
ROUGH DRYS to 5 cents per Pound
these prices to take effect on Monday, April 10. The advance will not effect any other line of work in our plant, rather we have decided to
REDUCE until further notice, our prices on Shirts and Collars to price as follows:
1 ALL PLAIN SHIRTS 8 cents PLEAT and DRESS SHIRTS 10 cents all COLLARS 2
While this price applies to EVERYBODY in Keokuk (until further notice), we wish to say our primary object in reducing Shirts and Col
lars is to introduce our work in this particular line to all who have never tried our Laundry (NOT FORGETTING SUCH WHO SEND
THEIR WORK OUT OF THE CITY). You will find our work right, and anyone who intrusts their Linens to us, can do so with same as
surance AS BEFORE, that anything not right will be made so. We regret to make the increase on Washings, but as we are not responsible
for Market Conditions, we feel fully justified in so doing. Our Plant is now being remodelled and equipped with still more up-to-date ma
chinery, and after its completion we will gladly invite the most critical to inspect our place, to convince them of our careful method of
handling your Linens. Watch for handbills for further announcement as to prices.
REMEMBER THE TIME: April 10 th, The Phone 203 and the Place
KEOKUK STEAM LAUNDRY
has been used extensively in manu
facturing paper. Bleach is a German
product, and its scarcity may be real
ized when it is stated that it has in
creased 1,200 percent In price within
the last two years. As is generally
known, coloring material is so scarce
that the price has gone out of sight,
and some of the most common color
ing materials are 500 percent higher
than two years ago. The chemicals
used in coloring paper are products
Another item in paper making that
one would not think has been affect
ed by the war is casein, a sort of
skimmed milk mixed with chemicals.
It is used in putting enamel on the
higher grades of paper. The scarcity
of casein is due to the fact that the
skimmed milk market has been cor
nered by cheese manufacturers who
supply cheese for the armies. The
price has increased 300 percent over
I two years ago. Alum, rosin and other
materials used in making paper have
advanced greatly, and the wage
scales in the paper mills has been
increased 10 percent in six months.
The scarcity of coloring materials
also is felt in the ink marnet. All
colors are scarce, and even black is
becoming scarcer because automobile
tire manufactories are buying up all
carbon black, used in making black
ink, for use in the manufacture of
tires. Zinc oxide formerly was used
by the tire manufacturers, but owing
to the exorbitant price carbon black
members of the old l^ist Creek
church. Miss Mary Uddle, who is
visiting her niece, Mrs. H. E3. Hazen,
was guest of honor.
Mrs. Burton entertained the read
ing circle last Thursday afternoon,
but, their study period was spent
listening to Mrs. Bean tell of her re
cent visit in Arizona, where she saw
our soldiers leaving to catch Villa.
Miss Dorothy Florher, accompan
ied by Freda FisAer, Louise, Olive
and Ruth Henn, Floyd Fischer and
John Henn spent yesterday with her
aunt and uncle, at the old Florher
home, several miles west of town,
celebrating the aunt and uncle's and
little (Ruth 'Hgnn's birthdays. The
youngsters all wish thait birthdays
came nflener than once a year.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillipps have re
turned from Sioux Falls, S. D. They
think Iowa is better than farther
north this time of year.
Mr. S. 'Hazen made a trip to Wat
erloo, Iowa, last week.
The spraying demonstration at the^
Hazen farm was well attended.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gross were shop-'
ping at Ft. Madison last Saturday.
Mr. S. Hazen ig carrying his arm
in a sling, having met with an acci
dent some time ago, and yesterday
had the injured elbow undergo a
bone scraping, to get the use of it
The Panama Singers were with us
last Friday evening and drew a good
house, and gave a good clean enter
tainment. But, oh the roads.
Mrs. Dow entertained those who
now live in Denmark, who used to be
Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell Passed Away
at Home Monday Afternoon After
Illness of a
TO TAKE THE BODY HOME
Short Services Held at Home This
Afternoori— Interment to be
Made at Olney,
Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, wife of
James S. Campbell, a carpenter,
passed away at her home. 1724 Ful
ton street, Monday afternoon. Death
was caused by an abscess on the
cheek. Mrs. Campbell had been ill
but a week.
The decedent had been a resident
of Keokuk for four and one-half years
and was well known here. She pos
sesses hosts of friends here and all
will deeply regret, to hear of her un
timely death. She was twenty-eight
years of age and had boen married
not quite five years.
Short services were held at the
of Wonder Interest
The arrival of a baby In tlio household
completely changes the entire aspect of
the future. But in tho
meantime, during the
anxious period of ex
pectancy, there la a
splendid remedy known
The last number on the lecture
course, The Home Talent, a south
ern story, will be given April 7. Don't
miss this, for it is always our best
Mrs. Fred Henn was a business
'caller in Ft. Madison last Saturday
and was accompanied home by Mrs.i
Mrs. Jos. fobsan and son, Joseph,
Jr., came today for a visit with her'
mother, Mrs. H. M. VanTuyle and:
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home this afternoon at 3:00 o'clock,
with Kev. F. C. Edwards, pastor of
the Trinity M. E. church, of which
the decedent was a faithful membor,
ofnc.iat.ing. The body will be taken
to Olnoy, 111., Mrs. Campbell's old
home, this evening and burial will bo
made in a cemetery in that city.
I Mrs. Campbell was born iu Ricl
I land county, 111., on August 21, 1887.
Later she moved to Olney, 111. The
decedent's marriago to James Camp
bell occurred at the latter place in
November, 1911. They came to Keo
kuk Bhortly after the marriage.
Besides the husband, a son, Eugene
Stewart Campbell, aged one and one
half years, survives. The decedent's
father and mother reside in Olnoy
and there are three surviving broth
ers and three sisters.
Mrs. Campbell was a member of
Trinity M. E. church and the Rebekah
TRIAL IS COMMENCED
I Cam Plgg la on Trial for Killing
I William Knight of Augusta
I Last January.
CARTHAGE, 111., April 4.—When
court, opened ypsterday morning at 9
o'clock, with Judge Grier presiding,
tho case of Cam I'igg of Augusta,
charged with killing William Knight
at Augusta, was called for trial. The
witnesses, who were to come in on
the Wabash, had not arrived. and
did not get in until 11 o'clock. When
court adjournal for the noon recess,
the examination of William Hill, the
first witness, was not concluded, and
was continued immediately after
court opened for the afternoon ses
I'igg is defended by Attorneys
Adolph Weinberg of Augusta, and
William II. Hartzeil of Carthage
State Attorney t:lyde P. Johnson Is
conducting the prosecution alone.
The opening statements of proBccu
tion and defense were made this
I'igg, it will be remembered, shot
land killed William Knigbi. in Augusta
tho night, of January 22. ihe shoot
ing followed a quarrel over a check,
and Pigg claimed that Knight shot
first and he shot in self-defense. In
the excitement, that followed the
shooting. PigK escaped, but subse
quently gave himself up to the sher
iff of Hancock county, and lias since
been in the Carthage jail. He is evi
I dently determined to make a desper
ate flight for his life. I'igg had lived
in Augusta only since last August.
I and had been employed as a farm
hand. He was born in Kentucky and
lived there until a few years ago,
coming to Augusta from Uloomiivg
I Knight was an insurance solicitor
the Knights and Indies of
Security, and was not a regular resi
dent of Augusta.
Shaw Still a Big Man.
TV= Moines Capital.—FTx-Gov. I.eslie
M. Shaw in a recent speech before the
chamber of commerce of Pes Moiifs
!ga\f evidence that he had lost none
of his intellectual vigor. He held a
large audience spellbound with wit
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