While filling a gasoline lamp in the Maccabee hall at Lincoln Friday morning, Lorin Walling was seriously burned about the hands, and a fire in the building was narrowly averted. He was filling the lamp without taking it from the wall, and a quantity of the gasoline was spilled onto the floor, and immediately ignited. The blaze spread rapidly, and it was with great difficulty that the flames were subdued. Mr. Walling’s injuries will lay him off from work for several weeks.
Source: Polk County Observer, August 5, 1904.