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Burns - E-olri wnt<-h 'nnrl oholh w»ra - 1 H« HRE...
E-olri wnt<-h 'nnrl oholh w»ra - 1 H« HRE CAUSES EXCITEMENT Early Morning Blaze at the Home of James Burns, oaiEait Seventh Seventh Street : WAGES AND WATCH LOST Smoke Attracted the Attention of Mrs. Burns and Alarm Was Given Given After Some Difficulty About 2.15 o'clock this morning Jamos Burns, of 420 East • -Seventh, street, was awakened by- the odor of fimoke. She hurriedly began to make an Investigation but when she reached ,t!ie stairway leading to the Ural floor she was driven hack by the thick fumes. Mrs. Burns ' then aroused her husband ar,d the other 'members of the family. . . . Leslie Burns, a eon; ran to Seventh and Upland streets, where ho sounded the alarm/ .In the meantime i William Burns, another son; and -Patrolman \Villiam Owens, telephoned . to the authorities at the City Hall. from which.-place the general alarm sdunded over tho master box.' In telephoning to the police h Quartern William Burns crept ajfng the .dining) room lloor where . tbejj*)e- phorie is kept - aniJ succeeded in jfech- Ing. the instrument. The rorf'.WaK filled with nuiofce.'nnd several ijjKks ttta youiip; man -was forced to-reo** to the hflllivrty .on - account; of &jJ*faHns of nausea, due to tlie - smokjpfilHnE . his lunj-a. '''•'.'.• •'•• M '"•-•-. ..An ..An Investigation show^that tha.nfe 'was connned to .tho "kitten, where 1 the couch waa in a., innss^ff. flumes when Mr. Burns resvthcd th4;'>partmeht. Th'i Mfoyamcnsing, Qoocij^'lll. Hsinley-and Franklin Fire ConjA'nlek w*ro prompt- .ly on. tho sceni jjfd. e"xtlngul8hed"the flames-'with the JJ3' of chemicals. '• The ffremen jendered-: excel Jen t'-ser- vice, under th/"direction of .Chief. En-' efneer SJatekwrho lives neai-.the Burua' home and -gfo reached : ^thie house .before .before the flymen arrived.'. "SeVcral"• ~" men "tooldfiold of the b.ufriirig.-*c and. cariW..It Into tho rear yard. SeVr eral : byping clia.lrs wef$ also/hurled from j^e^irooin,- " - • .-. • ';- -'-.*•";".•' - i Wh^f the Ijlaze was extlrigu'lshed and the,*Bncral confusion .was abated -It wapiou'nd . that Jlr. ^Burns', coat-and yjjft and their contents,, including.', a- rfelrqtboDk^contalninsr H5 In. notes,-"and s' gold . : watch and [ chain, were/de- . ..- watch, watch, r .which .was stopped, 'when. found, ' " " " : ' - , . . 2.20 o'clock. -... . - .. Mr. .Burns, wh;j • is employed r.as -a daetor' 'on--iitt' Philadelphia, 'ana st Chester Traction Company's .lines feelsi tha : lo»s -keenly. - The ' .'mohey, which was, deatfcyed. representea/ his pay. .;Mp : reeefvad^th.B money on -Tuea -da;-:itr:uVrii! : reahe i ' . The;.ofisin'of .the 'Hns, which evident-. ly "startedMri -tlie"-cpiiohA is "iinkhbws: The walls and- wood -work of the. kitchen kitchen Vere .badly scorched, but the d^mage d^mage to,th« building-^ Is, altogether 'very'' slight, 'No one was burned... • .' : . '.. f : ; ; -

Clipped from Delaware County Daily Times22 Jan 1914, ThuPage 6

Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, Pennsylvania)22 Jan 1914, ThuPage 6
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