From The Burrton Monitor, Burrton, Kansas. October 7, 1881, Page 1.
Says the Lyons Argosy: “A diabolical though fortunately unsuccessful attempt was made to burn the town of Lyons the other night. A bundle of rags, saturated with coal oil, was used to start the blaze, which was only extinguished after a great deal of difficulty. A man has been arrested as the incendiary.”
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