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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.