Shocking case of Burning.
--A Mrs. Whittaker
, residing on Main street, between 22d and 23d, was terribly burned yesterday afternoon, by the ignition of her clothing.
It appears that the poor woman was somewhat addicted to habits of dissipation, and her husband, on leaving home yesterday, locked her up in her room.
About 2 o'clock, some boys in the vicinity heard her scream for help, and gave the alarm, when Mr. Wm. H. Smith
burst the door open, and found her lying under a table with her clothes in flames.
Her injuries were very severe, and everything possible was done to alleviate her sufferings; but it was supposed she could not long survive.
It is presumed that her garments caught from the fire place, and her situation was such that she could not extinguish the flames.