25 DECEMBER 1830, Page 9

It seems thatchild-burning• is to succeed rick-burning in the annals

of fire. There have, We learn„, been no fewer than eight inquisitions during the last week, before the City Coroner, , "touching the deaths of children who have died .by severe burn-" ing." Is this, too, the work of some flame-coloured Whiskerando from France ?—some -ardent Malthusian, burning with fiery zeal to counteract the fatal working of the population-principle ?—or isit simply that mothers go out and leave their bairns to play_ within reach of the devouring element," as it is called in the.. newspapers. "The Herald 'recommends fire-guards: we reccim- mend infant schools—we would have a child &pot in every neigh- :bourhood—a sort of Day Foundling, bound to entertain, feed, and teach every child committed to its care, within certain hours of the day. . .