Patrick Slavin sustained a heavy loss Saturday afternoon. His house caqught fire from the chimney, while the men were all absent. Mrs. Slavin and her daughter discovered it, but too late to exttinguish it, or to save anything beyond a sewing machine, a bureau, and a very few articles of furniture. A large quantity of potatoes in the cellar are also destroyed. His friends promptly started a paper, and are subscribing generously to help replace the work of the fire.

The McHenry (Illinois) Plaindealer, April 30, 1884.