Tom Burns, an old time citizen of Devils Lake, was killed by a fall down a stairway Sunday evening. Burns was intoxicated and was being assisted down stairs by a friend. When part way down he stated he thought he could go the remainder of the way alone. He was no sooner released however that he fell headlong to the bottom of the stairway. He was picked up in an unconscious condition from which he never recovered. He died about nine hours after the accident. Deceased was 66 years old and leaves a wife.
Williston Graphic, 2/6/1908