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Singular Death from the Combustion of Matches.

Andrew Slavin, a night watchman in a foundry in this city, died on Saturday at the New York hospital, from the effects of burns received on the 1st inst. The deceased, it appears, had some loose matches in the pocket of his pantaloons. While on duty at night, he laid down and fell asleep. In that state it it supposed that he turned over, thus producing a friction which set the matches in a blaze, and burned his person so badly that he died as above stated. -- Jersey City Standard

Centinel Of Freedom (Newark, New Jersey), October 13, 1863.