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Four Children Burned To Death

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Tile home of Mrs. Maiy Mooney, a widow, situated about three miles nortli of Akron, Ohio, burned to the ground shortly before midnight, on the 18tb inst., and four of Mrs. Mooney's children, the oldest 12 and the youngest 4 years old, perisked. Mrs. Mooney awoke in the night to liinl herself choking witli smoke, and snatehing up her baby of two years, told the other little ones, wbo "were alinost stifled, to follow her. Mrs. Mooney sprang out of the window with the babe iu her :: ruis and landed alinost unhurt, the baby also receiving but slight injuries. Lawrenee Mooney, aged 60, brother-in-lavi of Mrs. Mooney, was awakened by thE children 's outcry and rushed out of tlie house only to be told by the frantic motuer that lier four little ones were still in tin burnitig building. Both mother and uncl rushed into the flames several times, bul were besten back. Mr. Mooney at lengtb falling exhausted and terribly blistered, wbile the lli-sh on his hands hung in shreds. lt took bat a few nioments longer for th crackling flames to consume the little building and in the moruingcharred bits ol Hesh and large bones of the bodies of the childreu were found in the ruins. Lawrence Mooney's injuries may prove fatal. The firo caught f rom an overheated stove.


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Ann Arbor Democrat