An Actress Burned To Death
Steele Scrapbook - January 5, 1886
The Shocking Fate of Miss Mary Bird, of the "Straight Tip" Company.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 5.Miss Mary Bird, a member of the "Straight Tip" Company, playing this week at the Grand Opera House, died to-day from the effects of burns received last night. She was about retiring at her hotel when her clothing caught fire at the grate from some inflammable substance accidentally spilled. She ran down stairs before assistance reached her, and was so horribly burned that she died to-day.
Unceremoniously Stolen From Alf