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pa» Princfr pre datini 8 havi nd Re ctobef circuit 11 fo winch Fort re are aaklcg orn°y» -IS OCT. 9| 191#® Body of Lemuel J. Boyer Dis covered by Daughter Sun day Morning"—Dead 5T Soma Time. POCKET KNIFE WAS USED "IS •-v.fi jSr. Boyer Was Last Seen by Neighbor# on Friday Even I—May Have Died r)t Jt That Night. sv *VV"5- II® "•l "^s.'n isr/ ""Lemuel J. Boyer, 51 years old was (band lying across a bed In his home »t 511 Exchange street, with bis throat out, Sunday morning. A small pen knife had been used. The jugular vein was not severed but punctured, the knife toeing driven point Hist. There are five outs on the neck. The first four, evidently were unsuccessful, the fifth striking the vein. The body ~~s discovered by ,Mr. •Borer's daughi-r. Miss Mary Boyer. Mr. Boyer had been dead Since Friday night it is believed. Decomposition had set in Despondency orver family affairs is said to have been the cause of the suicide. Mr, Boyer had been living in Kfo* knk for ten years and was well known here. He drove the night mall wa gon at.the popt office for some time and was formerly a bartender for George Lock. Mr. Boyer had been living alone for several weeks. His daughter came over from Blandinsvllle, HI., on Satur day night to see him and found the body on Sunday morning. The daugh Latest v? s&fL 3 ter spent Saturday night with Mrs. Clarence Clark who lives in the other side of a doable house, one half of which was ocupied by Mr. Boyer. Sue had a presentment that something had happened to her father, and early on Sunday morning tried to get into his side of the house, i-ii/Si*' Found Sunday Morning. The front door was locked from the inside, so she went in a rear door, ac companied by Mrs. Clark. As she went up the steps to the second floor she called out to her father but re ceived no answer. When she looked into his room she saw him lying across the bed, the covers and floor covered with clotted Mood. She called out to Mrs. Clark, "Papa's dead" and both women screamed. The police were notified and James S. Bur rows, acting coroner called. The body was taken to the morgue of J. J. Crlm mins & Son. When found, Mr. Boyer was lying across the bed, completely clothed with tlie exception of his shoes and socks. The knife which he used, was lying on the bed. It is only a small pen knife, more of an ornament than a weapon that would be used for suicidal pur poses. k-'i-i-'- .Covered With Blood. ••••.. A lamp was sitting on the floor. It was splattered with blood. Because of this it is believed that he cut his throat while sitting up in bed or standing up, falling back as the life stream spurted from the gash he made in his throat the punctured the jugular vein. The body, bed and floor was covered with blood. It was clotted and dried, the man evidently having' been dead for a number of hours. Mr. Boyer was last seen on Friday night. 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One of his remarks, however, was significant. "Well, I have just had my fortune told," he said, "and the fortune teller said that I would 'be killed before morning by an automobile or street car. But you bet I won't be killed that way." He laughed as he made the last remark. Happened Friday Night. Possibly he made this story up, but evidently he was considering suicide at that time. It is believed that he committed the deed on Friday night and the body lay on the bed in the front room unstairs until discovered on Sunday morning. It was said that Mr. Boyer was de spondent over family affairs. He had not been working for several weeks also and this might have entered into the cause. Neighbors state that he had been drinking hard lately. Mr. Boyer was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on June 13, 1865, being 51 years of age. He. came to Keokuk ten years ago from Warsaw and had been employed at various places since. The 8urvlvors. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Boyer and a daughter, Miss Mary Boyer. There are also the fol lowing brothers and sisters: Mrs. Wil liam Lovett, LaHarpe, 111. William Boyer, Portland, Oregon George Boy er, Towa Mrs. Dalrymple, Paris, Illi nois Mrs. George Bright, Peoria, and two other sisters. Mr. Boyer was a member of the Bagles fraternal society. WRAPPCI U:V .. ...al ?nr THE DAILY GATE CITf WQIUN KNOCKED" DOWN MID ROBBED Vsv Miss Clara Carlson, Victim of Attack vRkj. on the Porch of Swan son Home on Friday Night. 'TA/ r-fc I 5' MAN MADE HIS ESCAPE Thought to Have Been a Negro—Al so Took Bracelet, But Threw It Away In the Yard. Clara Carlson, a domestic at the home of Arthur Swanson, 1426 Blon deau street, was knocked down twice by an unknown man, thought to be a negro, and robbed of a pocketbook con taining |1.26 and a bracelet, on Friday evening at 10:30 o'clock on the rear porch of the Swansen home. Miss Carlson had Just returned home from town, where she had taken in the flail celebration. As she was about to enter the kitchen she was confronted by a man. In the struggle that ensued she was knocked down twice and her pocketbook and 'bracelet taken. Later the bracelet was found in the yard, where it had been thrown away by the robber. The family at the Swanson home had retired about fifteen minutes be fore and by the time the girl's cries had aroused the household, the mis creant has escaped. Miss Carlson has been in bed since the attack occurred and has been suf fering severely from the shock. She told friends that the man who robbed her was very dark and It is thought he is a negro. The young woman is a daughter of Gust Carlson art Summit viae. THE CARTHAGOS GATE CITY CContlnued from page 4.) until January 11, 1913, when the de fendant deserted her home. Hartzell and Cayanagh file the bill for said Henry Williams. Ella M. Dye, by her attorney, E. W. Dunham, versus James M. Dye, the petition showfiig that the parties were married on December 18, 1914, in the city of Keokuk, Iowa, and lived to gether until May 3, 1915. The plain tiff charges drunkenness and cruelty. Nancy J. Martin, by her attorneys, Berry & Nay lor, versus Isaac D. Mar tin, the bill showing marriage on Dec. 31, 1885, and that parties sepa rated on June 7, 1914, there having been born to this union six children: Mrs. Mary E. Mockbee, John W.p Enoch P., Edward H., Pearl E., and Harry P. Martin, all of legal age, ex cept P., whom the plaintiff asks the custody of. charging desertion. Joseph Knight of Warsaw, by Lis attorneys, O'Harras, Wood & Walker, versus Maggie Knight, the petltim showing that parties were twice mar ried, the first marriage occurring about thirteen or fourteen years ago, the second »n November, 1909, and that they continued to live together until Aug. 2, 1915, when the defendant left the home and located in Iowa. That there had been born to this union two sous, Edward In 1904 and Harry in. January, 1910 that litiga tion was brought about in the Iowa courts as to the custody of said two children, and the plaintiff was award ed the care of said Edward Knight, and the defendant the care and cus tody of Henry, but that at the present time both children are in the care of said defendant. A charge of adultery is made. Clara A. Crossland versus Jacob S. Crossland, the bill showing that the defendant has"been guilty of habitual drunkenness and plaintiff states that said parties were married on Jan. 31, 1893, at Quincy, 111., living together until Sept. 23, 1916, there being one child, HuBseii L. Crossland, who has attained his majority. Edna M. Stucker charges Edward J. Stucker with desertion, the bill showing that pr.rties were united in marriage on July 9, 1905, and con tinued to live together until Oct. 7, 1911. That there were three children born to this union, two of whom have departed this life. Fay Mahone Stuck er, aged & years, surviving. Leslie Cludary files his bill by Clyde P. Johnson, his-attorney, charg ing his wife, Ella Cludary, with adul tery, the bill showing that parties were married October 1, 1911, at Quincy, Illinois, and continued to live together until Jan. 1, 1912. Josie E. Tyner files her bill by Hartzell & Cavanagh, her attorneys, charging her husband, Clinton D. Tyner, with deserting the home, showing that marriage occurred on Feb. 12, 1896, and that the con trie i ing parties continued to live together until Nov. 7, 1911. That one child was born to this union, Harold C. Tyner, who has not attained his ma jority. Hazel Mabray charges her husband Early Mabray, with desertion, the bill showing that marriage occurred on Sept. 16, 1911, at Keokuk, and that the parties continued to live together until Feb. 27, 1913. Elsie Snyder vs. George Ellis Sny der, a bill for separate maintenance was filed, the plaintiff showing that marriage occurred on Feb. 12, 1898, and that the parties have lived to gether untu Sept. 6, 1916, but under very trying circumstances, as the de fendant has been trying to release himself from the care and keeping of the petitioner for some time, having caused a petition to be filed in tho county court of Hancock county, Illi nois, looking into the sanity of the petitioner, the case being very hotly contested, many witnesses appearing for the plaintiff, the jury returning a verdict about midnight, finding that nlnintlfT wf** nnrM^ci tr 'ty-.fr'Yri*' afterward continued to live together, but the plaintiff left their home on Sept. 6, 1916. There are two chil dren, Harriet F., aged 14, and Lloyd, aged 10 years. The bill shows that defendants has an annual Income of about |1,500, and has money to the amount of at least $5,000 and person alty estimated at $6,000. MORE THAN ONE BOAT OFF COAST (Continued from page 1) ting the American flag and the beat ducked as suddenly as she appeared when she had been shown the Kan san's papers and had them explained. Shipping men were surprised that German ships should have let the Kansan go free in as much as her cargo consisted of steel, hay and grain, New York for the French gov ernment, St. Nazaire. The ICansan will take 2,000 horses aboard here and sail again for the French port. She was chartered some time ago by the French government. She is of 15,000 tons. The theory that there is more than one submarine off the coast was also borne out by the story told by Cap tain E. L. Smith of the Kansan. Smith declared that he had hardly departed from the boat which held him up when he heard the call of the steamer West Point saying she had been fired on. The West Point was some dis tance away. Captain Smith said: "I left New York at ten a. m. Sat urday and arrived three miles off the Nantucket lightship at 4:35 Suflday morning. The first warning I had that a German submarine was even in the vicinity was when I heard a shot fired across the Kansan's bow. I immediately ordered the engines stopped, but before we could come to a standstill from our headway there was a second shot. We came to a standstill within a few minutes. I then sighted the submarine for the first time. She was a short distance away and an officer hailed the Kan san from the boat. He asked for our papers. I immediately put over a boat with Second Officer McNamara in charge. He rowed to the subma rine and presented our papers. They were carefuJy examined and Mc Namara was told we could proceed. An hour after we were first stopped we were under way again. "Before we could get along, how ever, the submarine disappeared be neath the waves, diving out of sight as suddenly as she had appeared. We had hardly left this boat until I heard the wireless call of the West Point, saying Bhe was being attacked by a submarine. I put the Kansan about and started to her assistance. Before we had gone .far we learned that the United States destroyers were within striking distance so I again changed my course and pro ceeded to Boston." Captain Smith could not explain bow the submarine commander hap pened to permit him to continue his voyage. He admitted the Kansan was carrying contraband and was under charter by the French government. —Subscribe for The Gate City. As a Feather" Talk about light, fluffy, tempting: and wholesome jelly Rolls, Cakes,Biscnitsandother good things! My! but CALUMET BAKING POWDER certainly beats the band 'for sure4'results for purity,' economy and wholesome bakings. 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