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PECULIAR ACCIDENT. Just after commencing work on Sa turday morning, an employee of M3es srs Jones and McCann's store, Alex. McIntyre, met with a ,very severe acci dent It appears that on the previous evening he had been filling a ]ar with spirits of salts, and left it half full when he ceased work on Friday night. On- Saturday morning he filled the jar and after putting the cork in, to make assurance doubly sure, he stamped it in tightly with the heel of his boot. This pressure caused an explosion, and the spirits shot up in the air a dis tance of about 20 feet. IclIntyre, who received a quantity of the fluid on the face and body, was partially stunned, and his hat was also blown some distance -awas'. When he reeo vered sufficiently he rushed or the tank and bathed his face with water. A fellow employe named Bert Swindells, Iknowinns that it was one of the very worst things to put water on burns, pulled him away and covered his face with oil. The shirt and singlet that he was wearing presented the appear ance of having been in a fire, and the strength of the corrosive can be ima gined when it is stated that a short time after the explosion the garments fell to pieces on being touched. The young felloiw was taken to the hospi tal, where no was given relief. It is indeed fortunate that he escaped with out getting' any of the spirits' in his eyes. Dr. Read attended him, and last night reported that his face was still considerably swollen, but otherwise he was doing splendidly.