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-----THE IRISH FISHERIES.…

DUTY OF VOLUNTEERS IN TIMES…

.A YANKEE STORY.

SCOTTISH ANECDOTES.

A CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.

THE CATTLE PLAGUE. , --

PIT ACCIDENTS.

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PIT ACCIDENTS. Mr. Kinnaird, of Rossie Priory, thus writes to the London Times:— Another fearful accident, attended with serious loss of life, has occurred in the Washington Pit, near New- castle, the result, it would appear, of culpable negli gence on the part of the proprietors of the pit in not adopting the safety cage and the automatic disengaging hook. Accidents are of frequent occurrence from over- winding and breakage of ropes, and yet mine owners rop I and managers wilLnot adopt the^e simple precautions by which the majority of such accidents might be pre- vented. During my inspection of mines I had a ^ong discus- siollwith a very able mining engineer on the subject, who T found prejudiced against the use of the safety cagos, arguing it. was better to trust to the care of a machinery. A few nmnths rafter. I received a letter from that, gentleman s'tating "that he was sure I should be glad to hear that in conseqiience of the discussion which took place between us he had examined more carefully into the working of these cages, and had, in conse- quence of his conviction of their efficiency, introduced them into all the numerous mines under his charge, and thankful, indeed, was he that he had done so, as they had already been the means of saving life." I cannot help thinking that'it would be worth while for the Miners' Association to bring an action of damages on behalf of the relatives of these poor people against the proprietors of the pit. They might, perhaps, recover damages as in the case of railway accidents, on the plea that proper precau- tion had not been taken to prevent accidents. I suspect this will be the only way of dealing with some mine owners wi are reckless in regard to the life of their men, as I despair of the Legislature making the adoption of proper precaution for the safety of human life compulsory.

IA NOVEL STRIKE.

THE WORKING MEN AT THE PARIS…

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ARTISANS.

CAVALRY CHA BGE S.

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