From Our Special Correspondent,
Bt Eleotbio Telegraph,
•BURNED TO DEATH
AN AUCKLAND FATALITY
Auckland, April 6. Mrs Annie Davis, aged 70, widow of the lace Mr C B Davis, formerly headmaster of Howick School, was burned to death' in a house in Lower Queen street yesterday morning at 1 am. Mrs Allbon, the occupier of the boufe, hearing a noise in the room which the late Mrs Davies occupied, hastened to the room, and was horrilied to find flames bursting under the door. Mrs Allbon' opened tbe door, and found tbe room a roase of flames, and the woman lying face downwards on the bed, apparently dead, She was dragged out, where it was found that she was horribly burned, and that life was extinct. The brigade soon arrived on tbe stop, and confined the nre to the room in which it originated. The origin of tbe fire is a mysjery, ( but it ig supposed that Mrs Davis touched the curtains behind the door with a lighted candle.
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