--Five Children Burned to Death.
--A correspondent of the Columbus (Ga.) Sun,
, Dale county
, Ga. Nov. 22, communicates the following sad intelligence:
A sad accident happened recently some five miles southwest of ‘"Echo
,"’ in this county.
On the night in question Mr. John Vann
and wife went to Mr. John Beverett
's, leaving their children, five in number, at home.--During their absence the house caught fire and burned them up. Mr. Vann
had built a room at the rear end of his house, with no door leading out except through to the front, and the children were in that room, and perhaps asleep, until the house was burned so far that they could not get out. Their hearts and house were found, two at the door which led into the room, two others in a corner as far from the fire as they could get, and the infant, about three years old, (who was in bed,) where the bed was burnt.
There were some boys near by hunting, and heard the children and saw the fire, but thought Mr. Vann
was burning legs and the children playing, and paid little attention to it.