Oscar Schnieders baby burned
Schnieders Home 4 Miles South of City Destroyed by Flames WARMING 5 GALLONS OF OIL FOR HARNESS Oscar Schnieders and His Mother Burned Trying to Save Child; 1 Rescued Russia a scc- a next yesterday. election coali- A 4 months old baby was burned to denlh and two other members of the f a m i l y injured when the home of Oscar Schnieders, 4 miles southeast of the city was destroyed by fire 11 o'clock this morning. Oscar Schnieders placed a five gallon can of harness oil on thu kitchen stove and then went into another room to rest. He was recovering from the mumps and was in the best of health. His mother, Mrs. Herman Schniedera engaged him in conversation and he forgot about the oil. Oil Boiled Over "It boiled over," one of the members of the family said, "and before we could do anything it caught fire." They attempted to extinguish, it with water which served only to spread the flames. The baby, Hanna Marie, was a small bed in the kitchen and father pushed the bed in another room while he fought the fire. spread so rapidly, however, that he was driven into another wns unable to He and his mo- alliance from which he reach Ihe baby. Ihor, wore burned about the h anrl fnce in several unsuccessful atlempts to fight through tha flames lo reach the child. Anolher daughter, Lorene, 3 years, old, was in Ihe kitchen probably would have perished iÂ£ her mother had not run around the house^ and. .called her.. The child guided by "Her mother's voice managed to ma.kc her to the kitchen door and into the f r a n t i c parent's arms. Lost Household Goods Meanwhile the house had be- come ;in inferno. All the furniture 'and personal effects were destroyed. The firsl neighbors to reach them were John Wolken and his two sons, to be followed laler Olio Mueller, who a few months ago was critically injured in a carbide explosion. Thn fire department was summoned but could only stand by. A score of neighbors could do tle more thnn assist the grief stricken parents and grandmother w h i l e the 35 year old house, of Ihe finest and most substantial in the Wardsville-Taos neighborhood wns reduced to ashes. Widely Known Family Mrs. Schnieders is the widow the late Herman Schnieders, widely known: farmer who died several years ago. She made her home with the son Oscar who sumer management of the Moreau Bottoms farm upon his father's retirement. Members of the fire department agreed to return after the fire had cooled 4o pull down the lering walls and assist in the search for Ihe remains of the child. The Schnieders were taken Uic home of Albert .1. Roling, mile south of their home, where T .nc-;r hvjunes were treated.