--We learn that a casualty of a peculiarly distressing character occurred in Manchester
on Friday last, the victim of which was a little daughter of Mr. Alvis
, of that town.
It appears that her clothing ignited from the fire-place, when her mother, as she supposed, extinguished it; but presently the screams of the child attracted her attention, and she discovered, to her dismay, that the little one was again in flames.
The child fled in fright from the room, thus placing it out of the mother's power to render her any assistance.
A person entering the house encountered the little girl at the foot of the steps, and by dashing water upon her subdued the flames.
Her injuries, however, were fatal, and she died the same night in great agony.