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Clara Carnahan, S. B. Carnahan
and C. L. Templeton

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The Seattle Star, February 12, 1908


Clara Carnahan, aged 5, daughter of S. B. Carnahan, 800 24th av. south, put gunpowder into the kitchen range yesterday afternoon. Her clothes and hair were set on fire and the range wrecked.

A man who passed the house wrapped his overcoat about the little girl and extinguished the flames. Dr. C. L. Templeton was called, and after the shock which nearly resulted in the child's death, he admininstered restoratives that will save her life.

The child said she had found a "black powder" in the chicken coop, and poured it into the fire.

The powder is used to feed sick chickens.