--About 12½ o'clock P. M., on Saturday last, a fatal accident occurred at the Colleton Lime Works
, at the head of Cooper river
A valuable and trusty negro named Toney
, about twenty-nine years of age, was taking from a lime kiln a quantity of lime that had gone through the burning process, and while so engaged, the kiln fell down, burying his body among the burning sand.--Mr. Lachicotte
, the superintendent, was standing near, and and to move rapidly out of the way in order to escape being covered by the hot ashes and sand.
Immediate efforts were made to take the body out, and it was recovered in about three quarters of an hour; but, as the kiln had been under the action of fire very steadily for months, he must have died almost instantly.
His body, in parts, had nearly all the flash taken off, and, for a short time, the poor fellow must have suffered dreadfully.
He was the property of Messrs. Ravenel
, owners of the Lime Works