Louis Kupfer Killed by Blast
j j | i LOUIS KUPFER OF BEARDSTOWN IS KILLED BY BLAST Beardstown, Nov. 21 .—The body of Louis Kupfer, 55, of this city, killed *nstmntly by a charge of dynamite used in blasting stumps, was found in the flood waters of Lost creek near ^he ea3t limits of the city at 4 30 r/clock Friday afternoon. There were no witnesses to the accident. accident. Kupfer was working alone, constructing a ditch to drain water from th^ marshy land near the east end of Sixth street. The position of the man’s body indicated that he was thrown about 20 feet by the blast. One side of his face was torn away. Residents of the neighborhood reported reported an unusually heavy blast at ii 30 o'clock. It is believed that he was killed at that time. Kupfer left his home, not more than two blocks from the scene of the accident. accident. early Friday morning. Two bird dogs which he took with him Friday mornlns returned without him and when he did not return home at lunch tune members of his family became alarmed. Chief of Police George Farrar Farrar headed a searching party composed composed of Elmer Schuman, R R Baujan, Virgil Reither, G Burgett and Tom Shinall. Shinall discovered Kupfer's body almost submerged in *he water ol the swamp. Chief Farrar expressed the opinion that a dynamite charge set by Kupfer did not explode at first and that he | was killed when he approached to adjust adjust it, Kupfer formerly conducted the Kupfer ice plant in this city. Recently Recently he worked for a local lumber ¡company. He owned a tract of low land which he reclaimed by construction construction of the Kupfer levee. He is survived survived by his wife and three sons.