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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 28, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1

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LAST EDITION
ONE CENT
BOY'S SUICIDE STIRS HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS TO KICK ON STRICTNESS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper,' Daily Except Sunday
VOL 5, NO. 27 Chicago, Thursday, October, 1915 398 g
CHILDREN BURNED TO
DEATH IN SCHOOL
Death List May Reach Fiftyr-No Fire' Escapes on Build
ing Charred Bodies Choke Doorways--Mothers ' "
Go Insane With Grief. I
Peabody, Mass., Oct. 28. Twenty
one little children are known to have
perished and double that number may
have lost their lives when St John's
parochial school was swept by fire
here today.
Trapped on the upper floors of the
three-story brick building, or caugtit
behind a door which opened inward
and was jammed by the weight of
humanity, the little ones were burned
or crushed to death.
Twenty of the trapped children,
who -were finally rescued from thg
school building, which was a mass of
flahfes, were seriously injured.
The bodies recoveredrwere those of
children ranging in age from & to 12
years.
Nine were so burned as to make
recognition impossible. ,
There were 672 children in the
building when the, fire broke out
They were just preparing .to go to
their morning classes when! one of
the sisters smelled smoke. "She In-'
vestlgated and found the lower hall
ablaze. The flames were spreading
rapidly. The fire alarm was sounded.
Thick, hot smoievpoured through
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