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The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1860., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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accident. --In the doctrine of human progress a law against the use of burning fluid must sooner or later be enacted.--That this explosive is scarcely less dangerous than gunpowder is a moral certainty. On Friday night a young lady, a Miss Catherine Thomas, was burned alive by this dangerous article. Miss Thomas was a very estimable young lady, whose 18th birthday was kept a few days previous by a large party of young people and relatives. On Friday night when ascending to her chamber foMiss Thomas was a very estimable young lady, whose 18th birthday was kept a few days previous by a large party of young people and relatives. On Friday night when ascending to her chamber for the night, with a fluid lamp in her hand, she so stumbled that the lamp fell into the folds of her dress, the fluid spilled and ignited, and in a moment her person was wrapped in flames. She ran shrieking into the street, her clothing entirely a mass of fire, when two men, named George Iseminger and Isaiah Abbott, ran to her assistance. A man named Mick, who since then has been brutally murdered, also endeavored to extinguish the flames, and all of them were badly burned about the hands in