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Description: Mrs. Swaim Burned to Death in Her Cigar StoreDate: January 11 1883
Newspaper published in: Bolivar, TN
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 4
NEWS IN BRIEF
Compiled from Various Sources
At Fort Worth, Tex., a man named Clarence Veight, stepped into a cigar store kept by Mrs. Lizzie Swim, the other day, purchased a cigar and lit it. He then touched the match to some fireworks and a general explosion occurred, which set the house on fire, consuming it and one adjoining. A number of people were in the building, but all escaped except Mrs. Swim, who was burned to death.