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ACCIDENTS TO CHILDREN.
A serious burning accident happened to a little girl six years of age, named Ruby Varker, who resides with her parents ,in Victoria street, Ironbark. She was playing near a fire in an outhouse when her clothes became ignited; and. she. was quickly en veloped in flames. She ran round, the yard, iihd hoi- criés attracted the atteritibtrof lief
iilhbr'anij. mother, who suecet-dcii in ex tinguishing thein. The skin on.the right.arm jnid tlie ,right..leg was liiingiiig in strip»;
while grave injuries Were siisUined to the lower part of tlie ubdoiAcn. The child is hot expected to recover.
A girl 13 years of age, daughter of Mrs. .lames Ryan, farmer, of Fos.tbrvllle, was liitten by a snake oh l'riday, and succumbed during the eveiiihg. ,,. ,
,.....,. . KCHUCA, Sunday; -
Â child, named, Lily 'M'Ii'arön. daughter of Mr. John M'Larbn, of the firm of -Messrs.
M'Lotiglilln nut) M.'Lareii, butchers, was the victim of a burning accident lust, evening, which, but foi* the prompt action of. Mifis Hell, the daughter of a neighbour, would have ended seriously. She was left ])lay Ing, whilst her, mother went filiopplng after lea... ,,She .found some matches, ami- lit a quantity of paper in the yard, her clothes catching lire. Jliss Bell jumped the.dividing fence, nnd, taking oil her skirt, rolled it round the child,: ivho thereby'only had her arms and shoulders buriied.