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TJBB fili MOtNBSl AMj&KA, IOWA,. WlPNESPAf ^^^^^^^2^S»**4^^l^^*^^^^i" TO TEAM CO'S. Rfer*Oft1'& FROM CENffeRS. tot the feast Month tftrger *han far the Same Month A Irear Ago— Vbltitne of Easiness Still Below that 6* ft Uorinhl *eftr. Md ^AVOft& SMbWN HIM, Oct. 1 —R. G. butt & • CoT's Weekly Review of Trade says: Special inquiry has been made this - •Week at all commercial centers re* gal-dinp the state of retail trade. Wide diversity appears id different trades. The main facts disclosed are: first, ' inarked improvement in the last month and a considerable excess over the ' business done a year ago, particularly in the necessaries of life. But, second, it appears that the volume of trade at present is ori the whole considerably less than in a normal year at most points, and in the more important trades is apparently about 30 per cent smaller than in September, 1802. The depression in prices of farm products will have some influence. Unprecedented records have been made in cotton and wheat, though as to wheat only in contracts for future delivery iu which the price's are the lowest rver made. The available stocks are about 15,000.000 bushels greater than a year ago, and western receipts for the week were 5,252,?16~ bushels, against 0,191,034 last years, and since Aug. 1, 51,000,000 bushels, against 38,008,000 last year. The Atlantic exports for the week and since Aug. 1 have been about a third smaller than last year, but the fall in prices during the weeks has been 1.75 cents. Cotton on the soot is lower at 0.44 cents than at any other time since 1849, and quotation then did not mean what they do now, while the nearest option has been quoted at G. 01 cents, •which is below all previous rec«rds. Even at the close the fall for the week is one quarter. An estimate of s), 000, • 000 bales minimum this -year has influenced the market, but would receive less attention if stocks in sight were not heavy, while all agree that this crop is likely to exceed the world's requirements of American cotton. It is encouraging that the speculation in corn has broken and the price lias fallen 5 cents, less gloomy estimates than those of the department having pained general acceptance. It is now supposed that the yield is not far from 1,500,000,000 bushels, which will compel much economy in feeding, but speculation in pork has also broken, and the price has fallen 75 cents, while lard has declined half a cent. The iron industry shows a shrinkage of demand and the prices quoted are but little above the lowest this year. The boot and shoe manufac- • ture continues to lead others in comparative activity and shipments from Boston for the month have been 33S,- 097 cases, against 23::, 023 last year and ;t28,106 in 1892. Failures are few and small for the •week, liabilities amounting 1 to §5,278,- 2o5, of which S3,38^,313 were of manufacturing and $2,575,312 of trading concerns. The failures during the week have been 235 in the United States, against 334 last year, and 55 in Canada, against 33 last year. Muddle Over Nebraska Tickets. OMAHA, Neb., Oct 1. —As a result of the question concerning the dates of the two democratic conventions a new certificate was filed by the administration convention yesterday piving the dates of 20 and 27, the convention holding over midnight. The muddle is increasing and in the event of the Supreme court being unable to decide the question before the election, it looks as if the Bryan faction must be defeated. Japanese Want to Press the War, YOKOHAMA, Oct l.—Ihe general public is in favor of continuing the war against China in defiance of all obstacles and it is urged that a desperate attack upon Pekin be made. All party feeling for the time will be suspended and the diet will readily vote whatever credits are needed. Reinforcements are continually going 1 forward, but nothing 1 is known in regard to their destination. Mayor Beuvlii Is Exonerated. OMAHA, Neb., Oct. J,—The end of the impeachment trial wherein Mayor George P. Bemis was charged with malfeasance, misconduct in office, pefflect of his official duty, and a refusal to enforce the ordinances of the city and the laws has been reached i with a verdict of acquittal- For four ^ days the case has been fought in the ; ' courts, . Next Convention of Eiideavorers. BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 1.—-General ; ^Secretary Baer of the United Society of Christian Endeavor announced last ' night that the international convention of 1805 would be held in Boston ;" Instead of San Francisco. This change ^V has been made an account of the long i ": „ 4^ a y °£ western railroad managers $$•>"< |n announcing a decision in regard to *u&~ '£p$pi&! J-'fttes to the Pacific coast* ;, Ctrort sneisectl tiife Sincerity ** Conversion. BifecfciiONA, Oat. 1 .— Ths reported uonfrefsion of Salvador Franeh, thfe anarchist who is lying under sentence of death for the bomb outrage in the Lice urn theater in November last, attracted much attention a few days ago. Franch ifiade professions of penitence and expressed a wish to join the Ordei 1 of St. Francis and to. wear the Frahcisan habit in future. Latterly the authorities have had feasons to suspect the sincerity of his conversion, and, the matter being bronght to the attention of the court t an order was issued yesterday directing that the anarchist be again confined strictly to the prison rules, which had been relaxed 'in his favor. Fraacb, being informed of the court's decision, became very violent and Uttered horrible curses against God and society. MURDERED BY TRAIN ROBBERS. Grand Rapids, Mich,, Mnn Killed on a Pennsylvania Freight Train, FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct 1 — A man named Burnett of Grand Rapids, Mich., was murdered last night on a Pennsylvania freight train, A party of well dressed fellows were stealing a ride in a box car and when the train stopped at Vanwort, Ohio, three men jumped on the car and proceeded to hold up the five othei's. Burnett drew his revolver, when one of the trio, a short, sandy cornplexioned fellow about 20 years old, shot and killed him instantly. The other four were held at bay until the train reached Delphos, when the three desperadoes dropped oft' and escaped. Jury In Pnrls Case Disagrees, FRANKFORT, Ind., Oct. l.— After being out twenty-four hours the jury in last the Oreentown bank case was discharged at 8,30 last evening. The vote stood 8 to 4 for acquittal from. start to finish with the exception on one ballot, when the ballot was 9 to 3. The general opinion of the people here is that the case will not be further prosecuted. Will Be No Bloodshed Just Now. STUKGIS, Ky., Oct. 1 — It is settled that there is to be no bloodshed here, not at present anyhow. Collector Blackwell now cleclai-es that he will come with only his son Gip as a companion. A legal effort will be made to stop him on his first attempt to collect the tax. ChUd Plays With a Loaded Klfle. DUBUQUE, Iowa, Sept. 29.—Pauline Hemmi, 14 years old, was accidentally shot yesterday by her nephew, 7 years old. The boy picked up the rifle, and supposing it was unloaded took aim and pulled the trigger. Tlie ball shattered the girl's nose and the upper jawbone. Fast Time for 200 Miles. BUFFALO, Oct. 1.—T. T. Mack, a local unattached wheelman, has accomplished the feat of lowering the double century mark over the course from Buffalo to Erie, Pa,, and return in 14 hours 24 minute and 45 seconds Mrs. Vanderbllt Goes to Newport. NEW YOHK, Cct. 1.—The Lucania had among its passengers yesterday Mrs. VV. K. Vanderbilt and her three children. They went at once to Newport, where it is said Mrs. Vanperbilt will at once commence proceedings for her divorce. Year's Disbursement for Pensions. WASHINGTON, Oct. l. —The report of the third auditor of the treasury for the fiscal year ended June SO, 1894, shows the- total disbui'sements at pension agencies on account of pensions for that year have been SU37,C3G,9S]. Hazing Abolished at Princeton. PRINCETON, N. J., Oct. 1.—Yesterday marked the beginning o£ a new era in the history of Princeton. The entire undergraduate body, in mass meeting assembled, voted to abolish the entire custom of hazing. Gen. E?et» Arrives In Mexico City. MEXICO Cm-, Oct. 1. —Gen. Antonio Ezeta arrived last night. Reports published in the United States about a Central American union with Mexico he says are untrue. This government has no knowledge of -.any such project. FOR BOYS AND pj.—The JIM* Joe Patuhwi Said to lie Jpwa, stallion , ViU probably Hpt te seen If this, &n<J may be re- IP tfrud, permanently. At | WIM repoptgd that he lame. Natural Gas Found Near Qulney, 111. tuic\. ]Jl., Oct. 1.—While boring for water at Coatsburg-, this county, workmen struck a natural gas pocket at a depth of seventy-five feet. The well will be piped and if the supply Is found to^be lasting good use will be made of it. Train Crew 1» a Wreck. COLUMHUS, Miss., Oct. L— Conductor James Fitzgerald and Daniel Thompson, a colored brakeman, were killed and, four other members of a train crew seriously injured iu a freight wreck on the Mobile & Ohio, Ericsson Moota WUH an Accident, WASHI?iOTOif, Oct J.— A telegram received at the navy department states that the torpedo boat Eripsson broke an eccentric strap while on u private $nd it is expected the official will t>e thereby delayed. StwUlon Record Goes. ?OS», Cftl., ' ' Oct I.— At Agrl- park yesterday afternoon iitSAfltfro POtt ttte ttEAWNO POtt Ittfi "Jrhc ntnvc ttoft »t ,. cttfc Smoklnfi^fjcnom'* Softy ttntt- lile PartJ-—Gtallt Mttdfc Hlni n CoW» nr«l. This bravo dog lived in France, way back) in the MiMlo Ages. Unfortunately we do not know his nafiie, so he is always called tho Dog of Mon* targis. He was very fond of his master who wns named Aubri de Mont- dldier. The dog followed his master everywhere, and the people never saw ohe without the other, says the New York World.' One day when Montdidier was walking hi a lonely wood near Paris, called the Forest of Boudl, he was attack•ed and murdered by a man named Macaire. The murderer burled the body under a great tree. "He thought thought no one had seen him and that he was quite safe, but he was mistaken. The faithful dog appeared and took up his station by his master's grave under the tree. There he remained dny and night, guarding his body. He never left the spot except to go after something to eat. Ho usually went In to Paris to the house of his master's most intimate friend, where he was well known, and after he had eaten he returned Immediately to the grave and resumed his watch. Mont- diclier's friend began to 'think the conduct of the dog very singular, and one day he followed him. The dog led him through the forest till they came to the grave under the tree. There he began to scratch away the earth and leaves. The man helped him, and you may imagine how shocked he was The Faithful Dog. when they had laid bare the body of his missing friend. The dog now seemed to feel that he .had given the responsibility of caring for his master's body over to the friend. He attached himself to him and. went to Paris and lived in the house. It -was not long before Macaire's actions led people to suspect him of being the murderer. Whenever the dog met him he growled, his hair bristled up, and it was all the people could do to keep him from tearing the man to pieces. They finally sentenced Macaire to fight a duel with the clog, after the custom of that time. The fight was to be in a large am- phithoatre at Ste. Notre Dame, in Paris, and an immense crawd was thei'e to see the man and dog tear each other to pieces. Macaire was not allowed any weapon except' a stick and shield, while the dog hod a tub into which he could retire when he was weary. The dog was let loose and rushed at the man. At last his chance to avenge his master's death had come, and he •was determined to make the most of it The man's guilty conscience did not prevent him from fighting desperately, and he defended himself well. Again and again the brave dog rushed at him only to be beaten back by the club, and the shield always came between him and the man's throat, which he tried hard to reach. The struggle was long tmd hard, but the dog conquered. The man, worn out with fatigue, finally confessed his guilt before all the people. A Prudent Maiden. Said little Gussie Jones, In very serious tones, "I always takes my parasol where'er I chance' to go, 'Cause if I went widout, I hasn't any doubt Dat my complexion would git ruined clwi't you know!" when eSJtelted «gnfflst,the nftiflfr kerchief. It is also oi noticeably differ* ent color. The brown stain was Irft upon the delicate spongy tissue of the lungs, and thus reached the blood and was circulated through the system to Spi-ead its narcotic effect through . Hie* nerves and brain, and yet our friend says that cigarettes ,don't IWt him. He is not aware of any physical d» feet; certainly his strength, endurance and wind are more than the average, and ills lung expansion is unusual. But that is bccatise he is young and strong and sound. But it is a matter of common sense that n& man can continually absorb the brown narcotic stain into his lungs and thrive us well as. he would without It. The conflict of such drugs with human vitality, however vigorous, though a delight in the beginning, is always ft distress in the end. The strongest are in the most danger, because not immediately distressed and wholesomely frightened. We have In mind another cigarette smoker, of longer experience. Physically he was as tough as a pine knot, mentally ho was brilliant. But wheu a terrific snowstorm cut off- his supply of cigarettes for three days he exhibited his weakness. No caged tigsr was ever more restless than ho, and to concentrate his mental powers was apparently Impossible. Wo were playing cards. Though a master of whist, his plays were those of a novice, because his ' attention wandered. Suddenly he rushed from the room, searched his own room for the twentieth time and came back triumphant. He had found a stub of an old cigarette in the crack between the carpet and the wall. He was his old self immediately and followed the game with his usual unerring skill.— Portland Transcript. Guilt Made Him a Coward. There is a small Vermont town, almost on the Canadian line, which is distinguished by a peculiarity only to be found where two governments are very near neighbors. The little hotel Is, during the season crowded with summer boarders, and one day several of them sat on the piazza watclung the landlord, who was bargaining with a native for some fowl. The man had a deprecating, confidential air, and the landlord apparently found great difficulty in hearing what he said. "How much are they a pound?" he asked. The man gave a whispered reply. "How much- Hey? Speak out! Nobody's going to take you up." This time the tone of the answer was more satisfactory. '"How many arc there? Hey?" And so the apparently one-sided question went on until the bargain was concluded, and the man went away, leaving the fowl. Then one of the ladies on the piazza expressed her surprise at his dumb show. "Is his voice affected?" she asked. 'Land, no!" exclaimed the landlord, preparing to go indoors with Ms purchase. "He's like all the rest of 'em round here. They do so much smuggling with one thing or another, being so near the line, that they can't speak right out about a bargain to savo their lives!" Domiiot'H AVoniuls. In th Old World, honorary decorations are sought by old soldiers In much the same way that pensions are sought in the New World. The man who demands public assistance or honors on the ground that he would have gone to the war if he had not hrfd rheumatism Is not of any special nationality . Some of the demands for decorations which foreign governments receive are amusing in their innocent simplicity. Recently the following letter, received by Napoleon III., while he was emperor of the French, has been made public: Sire:—I contracted under your dear uncle certain mortal wounds which for thirty years have been the ornament of my life; one in the right groin, and the other at Wagrain. If these two .stories appear to your susceptible of tho cross of honor, I gladly give you my thanks in advance. (Signed) Anthony Bonniot, honorary corporal of tflie eix-Youug Guard. P. S.—Madame Bonniot will be very sensible of your goodness. Please send your reply post-paid. It seems sad to relate that there Is no record that Napoleon III., ever recognized with a cross the ornamental ".nortal wounds" of Corporal Bonniot. USEftL To tIAc Artillclnl Hftlit Scientifically —Detecting Electric Protection Agnlnnt Smoking;. It was the first time the matter had been called to pur attention that way and 11' we are telling our readers »n. old story we trust It is worth reiterating. This friend of ours smokes cigarettes. Jle rolls them himself with skillful fingers, He hasu t left his residence without one la 'his inoutft for years. He prefers a cigarette to apy cigar pr pipe. He puffs Ujs cigarettes, and. fls lie says hl«i$ejf ! experie^cea something of that restful, care-free, sen,- ij. that comes to, tjie .opium sfeofcej 1 course he inhale? JUe smoke. WJjeu, Win- We Wliat Cloves Are. Do you ever ask your mother when she is making spice'd pickles to give you a few cloves? Next time she gives you some, notice their shape if you have never done so. You will see two parts; the larger one ending in four little points, 'the other a tiny round ball inside of it. They are really buds, the unopened flowers of an evergreen treo which is cultivated in nearly all tropical countries. If they had been left on the tree, that tiny round head svoul'd hnvo unfolded Its leaves and been a floAver. It was picked while green, smoked before a wood fire, and then dried in the sun. It is the oil which cloves contain that gives them their spicy smell and taste. Souk a. clove in warm w.iter for a few hours and see if the tto\ver potsils do not unfold, EUnuctle fov Givlu. It is a lady's place to recognize a gem tloman first, as it depends on her whether tho acquaintance continues or not. In entering ft room the gentleman always follows tho young lady. Always rise tov an old,ei< person. The young lady always seats herself first befofe any geptlonmn Will dp BO. in making .introductions the young man, is always presented ^o the girl, uevov tbp other way rpunxl. Ney»< -intro4uce ai»y young mjn. to. yop gir} frleflfle wffcnout nye<; asking "Jta 1 pWpWftlfe and, tftep say A '*. :.; i want to |),reseBt (OP &R J»< We know, hfter all, very little of the science of lighting. We are,accustomed to believe that In the illtitiiiflation of. any given apartment or sj/nce, nil we have to do is to secure more light ami plenty of it. There is ft certain fascination about brilliant points or lines of light, which captivate the eye, afcd in striving, to produce them we have been Ignofifig tile first principle Which should guide us in the development of artistic effects In lighting, namely, that while a propeu and sufficient illumination is thrown upon the surfaces to be illuminated, the source of light must bo Itself, so far as possible, concealed. Dr. J. A. Fleming has treated this subject very fully In discussing the decorative use of glow, lamps. He says, and truly, that the eye has hitherto been brutally treated, and the lighting of the future must be not only ample but kindly. When we enter a room In which there are a number of bright lights, such, for Instance, as a room in which Incandescent lamps are being employed, the filaments of which can be seen, the moment that the eye is turned upon these bright lines of light, muscular contraction of, the pupils sets in, and on turning the eye again to other leas illuminated surfaces, the retina of the eye does not receive sufficient light to observe details. In common hingunge, the eye is dazzled, and' the excess of light actually has the effect of impairing the powers of vision! Some eyes are especially sensitive in this respect. If the lamp globes are made of frosted glass, or in other way protected so that the Image of the lamp filament cannot be directly thrown upon the retina, the actual vlsu.U effect may be increased in spite of the fact that such frosted globes ,or screens ii ay cut off! from 30 to 50 per cent of the light. As Dr. Fleming shows, this is a. common experience with everybody who tries to read in vie neigh- borhccd of a brilliant incandescent lamp. We cover the globe with tissue paper or ground gluss or a porcelain shade, and although we thereby diminish the light, we see better and more comfortably. This commonly adopted plan, however, of cutting off a largo proportlonof light by a semi- opaque globe is both Illogical and wasteful, because there can be no object in making light merely to absorb it. Dr. Fleming's idea of the proper method of placing the lamp Is that no light from the filament shall' directly enter the eye; but that all the light, thrown off from the filament shall be reflected to the eye from the objects to be seen, such as the walls and the various features of the room.' Bare or uncovered lamps, especially if suspended half way down a room, or on a level with, or a little above the eye, are a crude and offensive method of illumination. The best, and the only legitimate effects are^ produced by observing the guiding principle of so placing the lamps .that the M'hole of the light emitted from them reaches the eye only after reflection from sxirrounding surfaces. This can be insured in a variety of ways. The lamps may be placed in shades, which throw the light upwards upon the ceiling or upon the walls, from which it is reflected down upon the room. This Is how a favorite plan of lighting large workshops, where the arc light Is used. Incandescent lamps can be protected In groups or lines by metallic or other ornamental shields, and a natural shell, properly supported,.forms an effective screen. The white, pearly interior of the shell acts as a reflecting surface, and its light transluceucy gives a toned and diffused light which is very pleasing. Detecting? Electric OHclllntlon. Much interest has been aroused in electrical circles by the appearance of tho 'coherer," a .beautiful Instrument for detecting tho presence of electric oscillation, devised' by Dr. Oliver Lodge, and Prof. Blihu Thomson relates an incident which suggests the use of this ingenious device in the study of the waves which are propagated during thunderstorms, of which waves we have practically little or no information. Prof. Thomson, while in Philadelphia, was told, as a curious phenomenon, that the silver .plating operations of a certain electroplater were always discontinued during a thunderstorm, and if by chance his plating was left over night and an electric storm came up the work was invariably ruined, The professor ' •. was very skeptical, and expressed himself accordingly. The statement, however, was repeated, and so circumstantially tliot he at last paid a visit to tho silver-plater's shop, which was a small one, and had a talk with its owner. He was evidently a man whose knowledge of electricity was of the crudest order i|ut he maintained earnestly that what had been reported w.^s actually true, and that if a thunderstorm came on •\yhile he Avas electroplating his batteries acted as-though they wore short- circuited and the deposit of metal was made at too rapid a rate. 1'rof. Thomson then asked to sou his connections, and tho anomaly was explained, The connections of the bat- tevios to tho electroplating baths were luade through a number "of bud contracts,'while eyen under ordinary .conditions, could not fail to be of high resistance, The result of jjn> abnpiwal- ly high,reslslaace was that the man Wad'tP nse ti battery nower greatly In excess ot what" -vyas really required for hjls \yorfe. When a, flash of lightning came all his badly contacting surfaces would ophere, and the current, no longer impeded, would rush through In an excessive flow, and give too rap- 14 a deposit, AS the eleotrophiter pujs !t:'*'Jt made tjje batteries boil." This is a sjurious iliusft'aUi'u of the priuo}- nje on whjcjj ,tbo "eohover? is based. nlottd with the crystalline • tHam&nda, hoi eftHttble of being worked, whlctt ate CAlled "bort" in the trade, serve* to call attention to the rapidly increasing use of the new abravlgo material*, carborundum. This material, which, is a. carbide of silicon, and is manufao* tured In an electrical furnnee, is to many industries almost entirely superseding emery, and is becoming a formidable rival to bort. It has lately been Used by the diamond cutters df 'Amsterdam, Holland. The. crystals M'cto-found to be top brittle for charging a lap for the.firslt cutting or roughing, biit it proved iis efficicut as diamond powder for finishing. Among the many aplicatious that will be made of carborundum, the grinding and polishing of metal, glass, and precious stones ore likely to take an Important place. ;It is iisediin considerable quim- tlty in the grinding of the glass" stoppers and bulbs of certain kinds of electric Incandescent lamps, and for tho finishing of machine work. It has been introduced in the form of small wheels, disks and points for use In dentistry, and its success in this field is shown by tiie fact that in the first year of their appearance 200,000 of these Wheels were sold. These wheels and points for dentists' use are foti>l to cut porcelain much faster than wheel? of corundum and, shellac of the corresponding sizes and grit, and to weat away more slowly than the latter When used dry they cut faster than corundum wheels, and do not glaze sc readily. Carborundum seems destined to play an important part in many m< dustrles. l>y of Electricity. For a long time the work of indigo dyers was much hampered by the silt- ng up of sediment in the dyeing vats, and when It was first demonstrated timt indigo could be reduced by electrolysis they hailed the improved method as n. great achievement. It was presently found, however, that the prolonged electrolytic treatment of Indigo, caused a change In the dye-stuff, which eventually leads to Its 'total destruction. Further researches established the fact that although the reduction of indigo can not be satisfactorily effected in the cold, the operation can be most successfully accomplished at the joiling temperature. Goppelsroeder, who was the first advocate of the electrolytic treatment of Indigo, has discovered a means whereby- .the objections to Its use are entirely overcome, and its maximum efficiency is attained. The cloth to be dyed is impregnated with the indigo in a finely powdered condition; it is then immersed in a solution of caustic soda or lime and passed in contact between two copper plates' causes the redxiction of tho indigo in the cloth, and on subsequent exposure to the air )fche cloth becomes. dyed a fine blue. I'roteotion Ae'iiiiiHt Lightning. Ships at sea formerly were in danger during thunderstorms, and much, damage to property and great loss of life are recorded in shipping accounts. Within half a century of time there- were in the British navy alone nearly 300 instances of vessels being struck by lightning,' Involving a loss of about $1,000,000 Avorth of property and hundreds of lives. Modern science, has however, entirely removed the probabilities of disaster by arranging conductors from the highest points on the masts down through suitable passages into the sea, where the water dissipates it. So certain are the results when these conductors are properly arranged that the officers go about their duties with very little apprehension even in severe electrical storms. In .a somewhat similar nmuner'tho Washington monument is protected from lightning, to which, by reason of its. great height and exposed situation, it is peculiarly liable^ .A metal cap'.covers the apex of - : .the obllsic, 'and from this there are 'tonductirig rods to a point below n .water level. /There, are occasional storms when the-«le"ctrical '.display around,-the top. of the monument Is most interesting, but as.lde, ; from a very slight crack In one of the* cap stones no harm has been done. <Un- jmpU> M- Milking; Dead Men Breathe. Many methods of restoring the tip* pnrently dead have lately been advocated, but the most original plan is, that inaugurated by Dr. Do Baun. Dr. Do Bnun took It upon himself to state that if a man died simply for want of breath there is -no good reason why he slunild'not live, and the medico proceeded to prove his assertion, He pass cd a small rubber tube through the nose of an apparently dead infant and down into thq throat. Closing the mouth, he forced air through the tube- from a rubber bag, inflating the lungs. Ho then released the pressure from the mouth and found, as he expected, that the elasticity of tho muscles of tho chest caused immediate contraction of tho lungs, forming a complete respiration. This is said to have been kept up for 'forty-five minutes, at the end of which time natural '.respiration, was restored and the life of the child was saved. The success of this experiment induced 'Dr. Do Buuu to make further tests, and he Is reported to have discovered that animation may often be restored by this means within fifteen minutes. Science an AJrt fa ,. Even the very best things have possl« bilUles of evil in them is proven by a late invention iu the way of a dooi? mat. This necessary article appears to bo of Borne thread or flbpr, is soft, elastic and not too heavy for convcn- Jence, It js, however,$ merely of strands of wood fiber •pressed tlirough very slender tubos in such a way as tq make it appear like twisted threads These strands are treated to a prenara-. tlan of glue, tallow, borax and other chemicals timt produce the required degree of pliability and elasticity The purchasei- is pleased in getting a line, new mat at a moderate price nj«i continues to bo happy until the' first rulny day, when the moisture roducw , wwvpet awl flaw* ave Hot p<J by tlw trapfcs of {Dooming loet

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