Fire at Old Louisville Bridge

While a stalk field near the old Louisville bridge was being burned Tuesday afternoon, fire jumped across Rock Creek and set a pile of driftwood on fire. From there the flooring of the bridge caught on fire. Local people were doing a good job of saving the bridge when...

5 Burn To Death

Augusta Man and 3 Children Are Trapped by Flames Augusta, Jan. 7 – A father and three children were burned to death, the mother is lying at the point of death in a local hospital, and two other children escaped without injury early this morning when the...

Jane Richardson Fatally Burned

SYLVAN GROVE – Mrs. Jane Richardson’s clothing caught fire while she was burning leaves in the yard, and before the flames could be extinguished she was fatally burned.  Her clothing was burned entirely from her body, and in many places the flesh was...

Mary Norton Burned

Burlington Woman Inhaled Flames  BURLINGTON – Mrs. Mary Norton was badly burned on the left arm and also inhaled some of the flames at the home of her father today, when some gasoline exploded.  The kitchen was filled with flames but prompt action by Mr....

Frank McGrew Overtaken By Flames

BIRD CITY, KS – The prairie fire that started on the farm occupied by Paul Phillips, six miles north of Bird City last Wednesday morning [March 9], burned to death Frank McGrew and destroyed large amounts of grain and feed.  The St. Francis Eagle says the fire...

Alexander Blair Burned

AN OLD MAN BURNED Alex Blair of Burlington Tried to Make Gasoline Burn BURLINGTON July 6 – Alexander Blair is today confined to his bed by a lot of horrible burns all over hi body received last Saturday.  The old gentleman earns his living by selling oil and...

Eliza Merrick Dies In Fire

Mrs. Eliza Merrick, aged 77 years, met with a horrible death at Okawville, Saturday morning.  While in the house alone she fell into the fire, and was unable to escape.  She endured the tortures for an hour or more but when found she was in the agonies of death.  The...

Emma Shepherd Burned By Gasoline

A most distressing, and as now reported, a fatal gasoline accident occurred at No. 611 East Central Avenue, near the Santa Fe railway, at 3 o’clock yesterday, in which Miss Emma Shepherd, 14 years old, was frightfully burned. The particulars obtained by an Eagle...