Burns Fatal To Girl. Eva, the ten-year-old daughter of T.M. Erb, died from the effects of burns received in a gasoline explosion, which occurred at her home north of Newton. The father is in a critical condition from burns received in an effort to save his daughter. Gasoline used in a lighting machine in the cellar leaked into the waterpan and an explosion came when the father lighted a match to work with the machine. The Alta Vista Journal, Alma, Kansas. September 26, 1912. Page 7.