The farm residence of Henry Shaver about three miles northwest of Rolla
just across the Mount Pleasant township line was burned to the ground last evening with all of its contents. The fire was discovered upstairs about supper time. It had then made such progress that nothing could be done to save the building and only a very few things could be removed. The house was occupied by E. D. Giles and family, who had charge of the farm. It was well built and plastered throughout, contained five rooms, was valued at $1200 and carried $800 insurance. The contents were valued at $500. Besides the furniture there were a cream separator worth $125, and a new shot gun worth $38. Some of the furniture was owned by Mrs. Shaver and some by Mrs. Giles. Among the articles lost were a box of books and a large collection of family photographs, the property of Mr. and Mrs. Shaver. Mr. and Mrs. Giles had just purchased a new piano, which was taken as far as the door when the roof fell in.
Turtle Mountain Star, 10/5/1911