A Russian boy was drowned in Kissaway Creek, about three and a half miles south of Halstead, on Tuesday evening (June 18), and his father, who came to his rescue, lost his life while endeavoring to save his son, and left his wife in frantic agonies, on the shore, at the loss of both. A party of citizens of town started down to drag the stream in search of the bodies, but were unable to find them. The river is still rising, and the water is backed up Main Street nearly to the post office. No fears are entertained of the town being flooded, as all indications are that it won’t get much higher, but will soon recede. The Newton Kansan, Newton, Kansas. Thursday, June 20, 1878. Page 2.