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STARVING A CHILD TO DEATH.

AN EXCITING SCENE AT A FIRE.

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AN EXCITING SCENE AT A FIRE. At an early hour on Saturday a scene of an exciting character was enacted in one of the streets of Birming- ham. SUJOke was slowly filling a house in Newton-row, the re- sidence of Mr. Ede, draper. A fire had broken out in his shop, and the smoke and fumes were gradually filling his house, which adjoined the shop. Mrs. Ede was awake; she roused her husband, who looked about anxiously for a way of escape, He got out through a window, and in going along the roof he slipped through a skylight, and his foot was very bauly wounded! Recovering his self-possession he assisted bauly woullded. Recovering his self-possession he assisted his wife out of the window with her baby, and crossing the j roof of his own and of an adjoining shop, he and his charges gained access to a neighbouring house, the inmatef which were and admitted the party who so suddenly claimed hospitality. But there still remained three persons sleeping in Mr. Ede's house, and the fire was every moment gaining ground. The persons thus imperilled were Mr. William Ede, his wife, and a female servant. By vigorous cries of Fire!" the alarm was happily communicated to them. Mr. William Ede being roused, jumped out through a window in the rear of the house, and ran for a ladder with which to rescue the other inmates. He got the ladder, placed it to the window, and was making his way up it when it broke. A wall ran close to the window. Mrs. William Ede could not jump on to it. nor could the servant. To at-, tempt it would have been to incur the imminent risk of being killed by a fall. But.Mr. Wm. Ede bridge the chasm with his body, and he did it. He rested his feet on the win- dow sill and clung with his hands to the wall, and bis wife passed over him and the servant followed. The fire engines arrived, and seeing no pruspect of being able to save the shop or anything in it, the firemen directed their attention to the preservation of the premises on either side. While they were at work, Mr. William Ede remembered that a 2nl. note lay in the pocket of his overcoat inside the burn- ing building, and offered a sovereign for the recovery of the coat. A young man ventured to enter the house, and grop- ing about in corners where he could not see, was thrilled by the touch of a coat. It was the senseless body of Mr. James Ede, who had gone to alarm his brother a.nd his brother s wife and servant and in the attempt was almost suffocated. In the linrry and confusion nobody knew that he was missing and in danger. As soon as he regained consciousness he was sent in a cab to the General Hospital. The fire unroofed the shop and consumed all the goods. The damage is roughly estimated at from 8001. to 1,0001. Tt is partially covered by insurance with the Royal Fire Insurance Company.

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