Andrew Slavin, a night watchman in a foundry in Jersey City, died on Saturday 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 is supposed that he turned over, thus producing a friction which set the matches in a blaze, and burned his body so badly that he died as above stated.
Baltimore (Maryland) Sun, October 9, 1863.