Other Articles Clipping from New York Times, Sun, Nov 14, 1909.

Clipped from US, New York, New York, New York Times, November 14, 1909

BABY MORTALLYLINlt;BITTEN BY A DOGJUinaLeft Alone with Two Children, a MBull Terrier Viciously At- Itacks Them.B!rehethGIRL SAFE IN A CLOSET «orheHthHer Cries for Help and the Dog's Bark- (lt;j8, kiIng Gather a Throng in ofthe Street. | hlt;ai•IIo^A big white bull terrier which had j st been left in a room with a baby boyI thand little girl on the second floor of 238 g. West Thirtieth Street last night suddenly. • . i _ j.1. . i. i__1— 01attacked the boy so viciously that he ia Jjexpected to die. The girl locked herself ^ in a closet in the room and escaped be- ii ing bitten. The baby was eighteen- P months-old John FJdice, and the girleight-year-old Edna Pasquella, niece ofthe mother of the boy. _Mrs. Eidice, who is a widow, lives with1her four children, the other three of whom are between the ages of 3 and 7, in the West Thirtieth Street apartment. She j wworks out, and yesterday afternoon when . g she left home she told the eldest children | p to take care of little John. Edna Pas- tlquelja, whose father, Anthony Pasquella, a is a brother of Mrs. Eidice and owns the tterrier, chanced into the room a few ehours after Mrs. Eidice had left. ^The elder children left Edna to take care cof the baby while they went to play in the street. Apparently Edna and little John ^X m. k m • «amused themselves by playing with the j ij flog. Everything in the room was quiet until about 7 o’clock, when the deep bark- | t ng of a dog suggested to the other tenants j athat something was wrong. *Some one went to the door of the Eidice . 0ipartment, but became frightened when :he growling of the dog took on an unmis-akable menacing*tone.-. The cry wentThrough the house and down to the street ^hat a mad dog was in the room.Several hundred excited Italians gathered in front of the house, but none dared jo up to the rooms where the cries of a j 1 'hild could be plainly heard above the A relps of the dog. Finally some one called j cip Police Headquarters on the telephone I Jmd Patrolman Thomas Croezey hurried j d iround from the West Thirty-seventh * Street Station. On the way he met Pa- 1;rolman Weber and both went to the ^iV'est Thirtieth Street house. \]Croezey picked up a rope and a burlap j jag as he took the stairs two steps at a ' ime, closely followed by Weber. When Lhey got into the apartment they heard he snapping and growling of the dog « n the kitchen* while the shrill cries of ,•* — •' iV * - _ * • A ^ a I A Ml Ihe Pasquella girl came from the closet j i the dining room, where she had locked j erself. In the kitchen the baby layenseless on the floor.The policemen saw the terrier, which ^,-eighed about 100 pounds, crouching near | {he child’s body, ready to spring. Fear-ig to shoot at the animal while he was 3 close to the baby, they /^treated intoand)re either policeman could fire a shot the s og sprang at Croezey and caught hik , tL rllt;rht knftfl I !•ousers at the right knee._ «Weber fired at th*.animal until hie;avoTver was empty, the last bullet dls-bling the animal so that he fled intoDiin K ----ie Eidice rooms and crawled under aad Croezey knelt down, and, taking•' .. a 1. J i.1. a rlAfV tlTlThireful aim, dispatched the dog withne shot Weber in the meantime hadmt in a hurry call to the New YorkWherf Dr. Thompson responded the baby-as still unconscious. His right:een nearly torn from his body. The lert-m was also badly chewed. , .The baby was removed to the hospital.X M J • • i.1. — /-v o nna Orhefe it was said there was no chance of s recovery. While, the surgeon was removing the baby the policemen had aLrd fob trying to restore“orderamongle frightened tenants. The Pasquellarl had not been bitten.rhe dog's body was turned over to theJarcL of Health and will be examined totermine whether it was suffering frombies. nthony _ Pasquella and the othe.Dies. .nuwitjr Arscr haftnants of the house said the dog hadways’ been gentle so far as they knew d they could not account for it atcacKj the child.