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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

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Whilst on the subject of railways it may not be out of place to mention that at the meeting of the share- holders of the London and North Western Railway, Mr. Moon, in speaking of the large sums the company had to pay in the way of damages for accidents, said that everything was done that could be done to mitigate the burden of compensations. The company had first- rate people to attend to that matter but the laws, and still more the administration of those laws, pressed most heavily upon railways. It had only been within the last year or two that judges had begun to be shocked at the grievous impositions to which companies were subjected. In America, where they were not too par- ticular about the li ves of the community, the principle of Lord Campbell's Act was not altogether ignored; but the law fixed a limit to the amount of the liability. (Hear, hear). The injustice of the present system in this country was patent to every one. The other day a blind man came into one of this company's stations. There was no one to take care of him, and he fell over a nail in the floor. An action was immediately brought against the company. In another instance a mischie- vous boy had chosen to climb upon a chimney-piece. It broke, and let him down. His arm was fractured, and the company had to pay JS150. However, as the subject had begun to attract public attention, there was some hope of a change. The Associated Com- Eanies, which included nearly all the railways in the ingdom, had the question under their consideration, and he hoped that their wisdom would be able to de- vise some remedy. Colonel Packe, at the Great Northern meeting, re- ferred particularly to the Warren" case, in which a lady obtained JEL500 damages for faliing on a carpet.

SIGNALLING AN EXPRESS TRAIN…

1 ANOTHER CASE.

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THE GROWTH OF SILK IN\ ENGLAND.

REMARKS ON VACCINATION.

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IDARING ROBBERY IN A RAILROAD…

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THE LAND QUESTION.

THE TELEGRAPHS OF THE FUTURE.

WAS IT A LOAN?

THE HARVEST.

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