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on of about one pound of fulminating powder, in the house of Mr. Edward T. Finch, chemist, residing on the North side of Clay street, corner restore animation. The other inmates of the house consisting of Mrs. Finch, five small children and a negro woman, who were in the story belDrs. Thomas, Tatem, Hundley, Davis, and Wm. E. Anderson, attended Mr. Finch, who was carried to the house of Mr. Chas Habliston, a neighbor. state that it was deemed impossible to save it. The situation of Mr. Finch was so critical that it is possible that be may not survive his i said to be irretrievably gone, the balls having been destroyed. Mr. Finch was removed to the Infirmary of St. Francis de Sales. Drs. M badly injured, but will probably recover. The house occupied by Mr. Finch was of brick, and owned by J. Millhiser. The police authorities window glass of the Methodist Church were bent in and smashed up. Mr. Finch, when the unfortunate occurrence took place, was preparing cap po
Mr. Edward T. Finch. --The condition of this unfortunate man, who was so badly wounded by the explosion of fulminating powder, at his house on Clay street, on Thursday morning, was regarded yesterday as exceedingly precarious. It is very doubtful whether be will survive his injuries. His eyes, as previously intimated, are regarded as being lost, the balls having been permanently injured. The case of Mr. Finch is one that appeals strongly to the sympathetic feelings of our humane ciMr. Finch is one that appeals strongly to the sympathetic feelings of our humane citizens. At the time of the accident, he was working to advance the interests of the State. While it is unfortunate for him personally to be maimed, it is not right that those who are dependent on him should suffer on account of the absence of their natural protector, whose daily efforts, when in health, were required for their sustenance and support. It has been suggested to us that our citizens should contribute of their abundance to alleviate the distress necessarily occasioned by the abov
heard. Is is said that he was not in the habit of smoking. It is certain, however, that a cigar was found in the pocket of his coat, which he had pulled off and hung on the wall of the interior room, where it remained until after the explosion. Mr. Laidley was late of the firm of Laidley & Robertson, druggists, Franklin and Fourth streets, and at the time of his death did business alone, on North Main street, square above the Second Baptist Church. He was an estimable man in all the relations of life, and a valuable citizen. His untimely death is much deplored. It has only been a few weeks since that a pound of detonating powder blew down the private dwelling of Mr. Edward T. Finch, chemist, and caused his death, in this city.--Both gentlemen were working for the benefit of the Southern States. Peace to their ashes. Our latest information is to the effect that the fulminating powder was not sufficiently wet. Its manufacture is not dangerous when proper care is taken.