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THE PADDINGTON BATTERY

FIRE.

A FATALITY.

BROAD ARROW, February 13.

Mr. McCarthy, amalgamator at the Paddington Consols battery, died yesterday from burns and shock received on Friday night, when tho battery was destroyed by firo. He was popular, and there was a very large attendance at the funeral on Sunday evening.

The ruins of tho battery aro being cleared away. It is doubtful if any of the macbinery will be worth erecting again, and probably an entirely new plant will be necessary. The engine was tried on Satur- day at high speed, and is apparently all right.

- Onlookers state that within three minutes after the fire started the whole bmlding was ablaze.

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