--The Archduke Maximilian
was nearly burned to death in a railroad car on the 14thult.
He with his suite had left Berlin
but half an hour, when the saloon carriage caught fire through the over-heating of the hot-air stove.
The flames, fed by combustible materials, spread rapidly, and the connection with the other carriages of the train was cut off. Count de Bombelles
, at the peril of his life, clambered on to the roof of the carriage, and his cries were at last heard by the engine driver, who immediately brought the train to a stand-still.
With some difficulty the velvet hangings were torn down and the furniture thrown out of the window, and the fire was extinguished with the aid of water and snow.