December 15 1912
DOG DIES FOR FAMILY
Suffocated After Saving Master, Mistress
Lowell, Mass., Dec 14 --The persistent baying of a big mastiff saved Amos P. Best, his wife and five children from perishing in their burning home here today, but the dog could not get out.
The Bests were aroused by the barking of the dog, and were able to escape by the front door. They had no opportunity to release the mastiff, which was suffocated in a room in the rear of the dwelling.