Issue 22 and Volume 1888 4.

TOPICS OF THE DAY. THE journalist who wrote the following news item, says Modern Light and Heat, had evidently included a bottle of mixed pickles in his lunch ordtr: “Commissioner d’Electricite Hewitt has been made Mayor of the State of New York because of a telling address he made recently condemning as refined cruelty the employment of electricity in capital punishment, demonstrating his charge by experiments on brutes.” Isn’t this French all over. A RECENT case is reported where a painter engaged in a mill removed his overalls at 6 p. M. to go home. At 8.30 the watchman, discovering smoke in the mill, summoned the engineer, and together they searched the premises carefully, tracing the smoke to a small room in which the overalls were discovered, and in one pocket was a bunch of greasy waste which had ignited. This goes to prove that spontaneous combustion will ensue in…

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