BURNED TO DEATH.
FLAMES FROM HAIR SPREAD TO CLOTHES.
A visit Miss Caroline Clark, of Third- street, made to Miss K. Cox, of Stirling West, last week was a total one. Miss Cox went out on Friday
afternoon, and on returning to her home half an hour later discovered her guest horribly horned about her face and body. Miss Clark was conscious when Miss Cox arrivod home, and the latter at once called Dr. Gorrie from Mount Lofty. He could do nothing for the sufferer, how- evor. and she died a quarter of an hour after the doctor saw her. The coroner (Mr. J. Gerard?) ascertained that Miss Clark had an affectation of the neck and that she derived relief from warming it. li is believed that she lay down by the fire for that purpose, and that her hair caught fire. Probably the flames spread to her clothing when she tried to rush outside. The hair had been burnt off her head, and her face and body were charred. An inquest was considered unnecessary.