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THE SLADE BARONETCY CASE.

A TRIUMPHANT DOG!

HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE…

AN UNSUITABLE MARRIAGE.

ALMOST INCREDIBLE!I

THE FENIAN RIOT AT WATERFORD.

AN ASTOUNDING CONJUROR!

SCIENTIFIC COURTSHIP.

ROMAN CATHOLIC PASTOKALS.

CRUELTY TO CALVES.

THE TRIALS OF ROYALTY!

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THE TRIALS OF ROYALTY! The following remarks on the recent death by burning of the Archduchess Matilda, of Austria, the affianced bride of the Crown Prince of Italy, are from the Lancet The union of the houses of Savoy and of Hapsburg- Lorraine has been frustrated by a lucifer match. On Thursday, the 6th inst., the Archduchess Matilda, the afficianced bride of the Crown Prince of Italy, died of the injuries she had received from the acci- dental ignition of her summer clothing. She was looking out of one of the windows of the imperial palace at Schonbrunn, and on changing her posture trod on a lucifer-match. that had been negligently dropped on the floor. In an instant her clothes were in a blaze. Assistance came, as usual, too late and after a short interval of extreme suffering she expired. Surely this awful and most disastrous event will be the last warning which an improvident and reckless public will require to protect itself against the risks attending inflammable clothing. Years ago a sure pre- ventive against such risks was provided for the wear- ers of the light dresses; and they had as certain a safe- guard in the tungstate of soda as the miner has in his Davy lamp. Yet cases of death from burning are as common as ever among wearers of crinoline and the newspaper paragraph as frequently records the fatal effects of accidental ignition as if chemistry never existed and tungstate of soda were not known. The Government, according to Mr. Walpole, is bound to protect those who cannot protect themselves and, in the spirit of this excellent axiom, it should be rendered illegal and punishable to sell articles of wearing apparel which have not been previously made fire- proof by the simple and inaKpensive processes always available. Now is the time to legislate. The public mind is in a ripe condition for the enactment of the most stringent precautions against fatal accidents from burning and the warning which was repeatedly sent forth, but in vain, through the sad fate of the poor ballet girls who had ventured too near the foot- lights, will surely take effect now, when an auspicious alliance has been set aside by the most miserable of accidents, and when a lucifer-match has proved even more adverse to the pacific relations of two-rival Powers than the cannonade of Custozza or the heavy- shotted broadsides of Lissa.

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