Leadership

Burned Kneeling at Prayer.

Issue 1 and Volume 43.

Burned Kneeling at Prayer. Mrs. Margaret Burns, forty-seven years old, who lives on the top floor of the tenement at 338 Sixth street, Manhattan, New York, while worshipping at an improvised shrine in the front room, knocked over one of the small candles which bordered a statuette of the Blessed Virgin. Her dress caught fire and a lace curtain nearby was ignited. The woman ran from the apartment screaming. She was so badly burned that she died before an ambulance arrived. Neighbors ran to the quarters of engine 25 in Fifth street. It was a hard light to coniine the (lames to that tloor. Mrs. Burns’s husband works at night and had left home only a few minutes before the cries for help were heard.

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