Disaster Clipping from Indianapolis News, Tue, Dec 29, 1903.

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis News, December 29, 1903

THREE YOUNG PEOPLE WERESCALDED IN GREENHOUSE.FLUE IN THE BOILER BURST[Special to The Indianapolis News.]ELKHART, Ind., December 29.—The pleasures of a holiday visit were suddenly changed to overwhelming grief by a hor-;rlble accident in the boiler-room of the| greenhouse on the farm of Henry Schenk,near this city, last evening. Alma, thenine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.! John Schenk, of West Milton, O., was jscalded so badly that she died four hours I later, ana her niece, Carrie Seibel, age! nineteen, the adopted daughter of Christian Schenk, of Laura, O., was seriously j burned about the face and arms, while a nephew, Clarence, the ten-year-old son of; Henry Schenk, sustaired sculds on theface and hands; and still another» nephew, Cecil, six years old, son of Charles Schenk, of this city, miraculously escaped injury.The three children and MIbs Seibel had gone to the boiler-room to warm, when a flue in the boiler burst. The screams of the children brought Henry Schenk to the entrance stairs with a bound, and there he met the tw'o boys, who were familiar with the structure and knew just how’ to get out. Mr. Schenk stood at the head of the stairs and shouted warnings to the girls. Miss Seibel was the first to oome within his reach. He seized her and lifted her to the top. The cloud of steam obscured his sight, and he could not discern the form of little Alma lying on the floor, receiving the full effect of the relentless sheet of steam.Unconscious When Rescued.4,Where are you, Alma,” he cried, repeatedly. and she answered. Here, here.”At last his swaying hand struck one of j her’s and he seized It and endeavored to pull her up, but the condition of her fingers caused his hold to slip. He then desperately grasped forward and caught herclothing and uragged her unconscious form to the top.TJT A m I . 1..V A « 1. A. tTP — A rn « I* A