Clipped From Nevada State Journal
TO father. Henry son r o m e ho weapon. and a him felled r neighbor his wife he his axe. attacked s k u l l and h e n his came saying: OLD RAILROAD TOWN IS SWEPT BY FLAMES Because Scott Lauver Wanted Revenge on James Crosby Many Buildings Burned SET MATCH TO TIMBER ON OPEN SIDEWALK Woman Barely Escapes With Her Life, Merchant Injured and Postoffice Destroyed (Special Dispatch to Tiic Journal) WADSSVORTII, Xuv., J u l y Tire t h a t was started in f r o Crosby saloon here this m o r n i 4 o'clock by Scott Lauver, who sought revenge lor supposed i n j u s t i c him m o n t h s ago, destroyed 11 business places and residences, caused several close escapes' from death and threatened to burn up the w h o l Lauver deliberately b u i l t up a on the s i d e w a l k in t r o n place ana t h e n w e n t away. For t w o hours the flames raged f o t e the} were discovered, and the saloon, w h e r e they started, was r u i n s belore the fire department called. Then, when the v o l u n t e firemen tried to extinguish the blaze, water picssure was not suflicient to throw a stream on the buildings, which were all on the south side the t i a c k . Several times the was earned to the n o r t h side, were extinguished in time, through the efforts of a bucket brigade, which also saved the rest of the town At 1:30 o'clock this a f t e r n o o n fire was at last stopped the following structures had been d e s t r o y e The Dcstrojenl Buildings George Nickalus' saloon. Justice D a \ i d Warshcim's office The postoftice. The Chinese bakery and restaurant. N. A. Hummol's b u i l d i n g Crosby'.; saloon. Crosby's blacksmith .shop. Unoccupied residence E. G. Griswold's residence. McCulIough's b u t c h e r shop. E. G. Griswold's warehouse. TÂ«o u n o c c u p i e d houses, Dr Kichardsun' ot Ely. Tho total loss is estimated at $25,000. $25,000. and the only insurance-^ that on the stock in Griswold's store, the only damage to w h i c h w a s smoke.