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Lamp Explosion, 1873


Posted By: Constance Diamond (email)
Date: 9/13/2017 at 11:33:51

The Republican Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
Thursday, November 6, 1873
Page 2
column two

-LAMP EXPLOSION,"—Wednesday evening last while a game of euchre was in process at Geo. Reed's saloon, a lamp on the window above the players ordered it up and played a lone hand, sending the window into fragments and making an ugly gash in the forehead of one of the players. The first thought of those present was that a pistol had been fired, and in the darkness there was hurrying to and fro for an instant, until a match was lit and the cause of the trouble discovered. It was a narrow .escape, and might have resulted not only in.the death of somebody but in burning up that wooden row. Moral—Don't play cards by lamp light.


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