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Fatal casualty.

--On Friday afternoon last, an interesting son of Mr M. P. Blue, of this city, about four years old, was severely burned, from the effects of which he died late the next afternoon. It seems that he had kindled a fire in an iron vessel in the back yard of his father's residence, and getting too near, his loose frock took fire. Frightened and suffering from the heat, he ran around to the front porch, where his mother met him a few seconds after his garment caught, and extinguished the flames at once, and administered to his relief. Medical assistance was immediately procured, and every attention bestowed, but all proved unavailing.--The burning was over too extensive a surface and the prostration of the system too great to be overcome. It extended from the knee of the right leg up over the abdomen and chest, but the arms and face escaped, so that the countenance was not in the least disfigured.--His sufferings were alleviated so that he evinced scarcely any pain, and retained full possession of his faculties to the last. One of the pigeons in which, in life, he felt so much interest, and which had never been in the room before, flew in and alighted near where he lay, and flapped his wings several times about the time that he died.--Montgomery Advertiser.

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