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Dress Caught On Fire

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Parent Issue
Day
15
Month
December
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

A very curious accident happened uear this city last Tuesday and it wonld have resulted very unfortunately if the horse the parties were driving had been more nervous than it was. Mrs. Jobn Renwick, of Salem, and who recently suffered a broken arm, was on her way to this city to have the member dressed by Dr. Breakey. She was accompanied by her son-in-law, Meivin Duncan. The day was cold and a soap-stone was heated and placed in the bottom of the buggy to make their long drive more comfortable. They had proceeded but a short distance when they came to the conclusiĆ³n that-it was very warm about their f eet.. Throwing aside 'the lap robe it was discovered that the paper which had been wrapped around the soap-stone was on fire. They extinguished the small blaze as they supposed and proceeded on their way. The had not gone but a short distance when they again feit the heat at the feet. It was then discovered that Mrs. Renwick's clothing was on fire. She jumped out of the buggy and the flmes were extinguished with qiute a little difficulty. The buggy was on flre but the horse stood still while the blaze was being put out. Dr. Breakey says that the burns she received are not serious.