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The Daily Dispatch: October 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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abated, and she died in the arms of Mrs. Wheatley. Miss Annie Nicholas was somewhat burned, but in the panic which ensued after the accident she jumped from the head of the flies to the stage--twenty-five feet--and breaking through a lot of mirrors and plate glass used to represent a lake, her hands and cheeks were lacerated. Ruth and Adeline Gale were burned in the hands and breast. Mrs. Mary E. Herman suffered exceedingly. Abby Carr, Margaret Conway, Thomas Bayard, Kate Harrison, and a young man, name unknown, were more or less badly burned. The last named inhaled the fire and his lungs have since been bleeding. The audience meanwhile was addressed by Mr. Wheatley, and told to vacate the house without unnecessary confusion. A number of ladies fainted on retiring, and there was a great deal of trepidation and alarm in the halls and exit way. The scene in the rear of the theatre, on Samson street, was most piteous and agonizing in its character. Half-