Harry C Wolf and Nellie Nitzell Wolf
FIVE Escaping coal cas was the cause of Mrs. Nellie Wolf and 3 children and Charles Gardner, a boarder, employed in the W. M. yards, nearly being 'asphyxiated at 88 Foundry St., early Sunday morning. Mrs. Wolf was more seriously effected by the gas than the others and was found unconscious and in a critical condition. Harry C. Wolf, her husband, is night yard master at the W. M. yard. He returned home about 8 o'clock Sunday morning and found the house still closed and no signs of life about. He knocked for admittance and then going to the rear of the house climbed up the porch and entered a back room. He met his little daughter Helen, aged 4 years, who said she had been sick in the night. Soon afterward she fainted and fell on the floor. Mr. Wolf went to look after his wife and found her unconscious. Sadie, aged 9 years and Lester, the youngest child, aged 18 months, and Mr.'Gardner were still very sick. Mr. Wolf notified the neighbors and summoned Dr. E. A. Wareham, who was away jrom home, and Dr. M. W. Allison was called in. He promptly administered restoratives to the patients and Mr. Gardner and the children soon recovered and were pronounced out of danger. Mrs. Wolf, however, was so far gone that the restoratives had very little effect. She remained unconscious during the day and all night showing the only sign of life at one time during the afternoon. A coal stove in the dining room threw out the gas which filled the room above in which Mrs. Wolf and the children were asleep. The ad-joining ro«m oc- cupisdbyMr. Gardner was also filled with gas. It is stated that the children while playing broke in the isinglass in the stove and the gas escaped through the ()peniug. Mr. Gardner," who lives at Smkhsbnrg, is compelled to remain in Hn&rcrstown over Saturday night owing to the change in the schedule. On Monday Mrs. Wolf recovered consciousness and talked a little. She is very weak and it will be several days before she is herself again. Mrs. Wolf was Miss Nellie Nitzell, of Williamsport.