Man Dies After Falling Asleep While Smoking

Issac M. Funk dies in a house fire in Capitol Heights. The Washington Herald newspaper reports that “at 11:30pm, a neighbor discovered the fire and spread the alarm. The clanging of the Town’s bell, brought scores of volunteer firemen and the small chemical engine coupled behind an automobile to the scene”. The Washington Herald quotes George A. Adams, head of the volunteer fire company, as saying “it was impossible to get into the house which was enveloped in fire” when they arrived.