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PLAYING AT FORTUNES WITH MATCHES FATAL TO GIRL, SEVEN Matches with which two little girls of the east side were telling fortunes Monday after school resulted in the death of Helena Seburn. age seven. 445 North Orsy street. Her dress caught fire, and despite attempts of her little playmate. Helen Kurrasch, 3109 East Michigan street, to extinguish the fire, she was enveloped in flames and was burned fatally. She died Tuesday, twenty - four hours later. d - - - to Helena and Helen who attend School 3. had played together as sisters, all their lives. Monday evening, on returning .from school, they took then dolls and went out in front of the Seburn home to their favorite nook the area between the two porches of the double house. When playing with doiis became uninteresting the two started telling fortunes with matches. "You hold alighted match as long as you can. and If you can hold it from the other end while it all burns Up. you get your wish." Helen Kur - rssch explained afterward. According to Helen. Helena was "getting her wish" when she dropped the match m her up. Her aress caught fire and when the two could not put out the flame, she Jumped up and screaming ran through the house and out the back door. Mrs. Seburn. preparing supper In the kitchen, followed the child into the yard and rolled her on the ground. As her clothes continued to burn, the mother wrapped a blanket around her, finally smothering the Cre. Despite the efforts of doctors and nurses at the home the little girl died Tuesday evening. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p. m. at the Seburn home with the Rev. Aubrey H. Moore, of the Seventh Christian church, officiating. Burial will be at Crown "Always Helena has liked pretty clothes, and now that she has on the prettiest dress I guess she ever wore, she cant know about It," said Mrs. Seburn. School children and neigh bors Thursday continued to psy silent and ' final tribute to their little lost friend. "I have had bad luck ever since I got out of the army," the father ex - SEES HOW DAILY SAVES LIVES r. f Uawtaa; Caa4ala Claaiheart la kia lrtttra at tba Caauaaattjr raaa. atari taaay. Hera aa tba aarta af bavea aaaaartea ay tba Caa. to William C Portune, president of the Red Cross: one and the of dis to ? t hjt .7:"";; k 77? r - i7b - - MM r. a e v - i sm . h f i Uk - : - '77 . - - :I'r 7" - . i 7 wmmmsm immmMmm t I. - :, ?. i'.. 't' Ji mm Ml si 9 - W aV m ' - aaw k JB3&hv A I , . - an i ma 1 T ii W&2bmUi MM. NHZL ENA SEBURN.

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 11 Oct 1928, Thu,
  3. Page 21

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