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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