Leadership

TOPICS OF THE DAY.

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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