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IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Proceeding! of the City Council—Local
Pasadena, Oct. 9.—The city council
met in regular session at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, all members present.
- Tbe minutes of the last regular meet-
J Ing were read and approved and all bills
tiled to date were referred to committee
on auditing and finance without read
Tbe electric light qneetion came up
again and it was the general opinion
that some Btepa ought to be taken at
once to investigate the amount of light
which is being furnished the city by the
, Electric Light company.
. Mr. McQuilling was instructed to
Ipok into tbe matter and if neceesary
employ a competent man to test the
electric current and report tbe result.
Upon recommendation of the auditing
.and finance committee $400 was ordered
transferred from the sewer to the gen
Bills were reported favorably upon by
the same committee to the amount of
4881.03, and warrants drawn for the
payment of same.
The question of where to lay the
branch sewer mains whioh are to be
" pat down caused considerable discus
sion from tbe fact that the specifica
tions on Summit avenue and Chestnut
Street call for tbe main to be laid in tbe
center of tbe street, which places it
directly under the street car track.
The same difficulty came up on the
proposed Kuclid avenue sewer, where
there is a car track, and it was decided
to let the specifications alone so the
railway companies will have to stand
tbe additional expense. The manner
of enforcing the power recently vested
in the city council by a special election,
to compel property owners to keep their
places in condition, came up for discus
The principal complaint came from
neglected vacant lots in various parts of
town which are allowed to become over
run with weeds, and lt was the opinion
of tbe board tbat steps be taken to com
pel tbe owners, who are for the most
part non-residents, to cluan np.
Specifications were adopted for the
branch sewer on Walnut Btreet, near
tbe public library.
Report of the city engineer estab
lishing tbe grade of West Union street
was received and adopted.
Mr. Taylor, who has the contract for
putting in the iron culverts at the Fair
Oaks and Raymond avenue crossings,
was granted a 15 days extension, owing
to a change being made in plans.
A formal notification of the transfer
of the etreet car franchise on West Col
orado Btreet irom Prof, Lowe to the
Colorado street car company, wae pre
sented and placed on file.
DBATH Or W. E. PEAPODY.
The death of Mr. W. E. Feabody,
' well known In this city, occurred this
morning at his home on Sonth Euclid
avenne of consumption, from which dis
ease he had been a sufferer for a number
Mr. Peabody wae formerly in the un
j dertaking business here with his brother
but waa obliged to retire on account of
his health. The funeral service will be
held from the residence tomorrow (Tues
day) afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. A. W.
i Bunker will officiate and the Knights of
Pythias will conduct the ceremonies at
j tlje cemetery. Deceased had many
friends in this vicinity who will learn of
hia death with much sorrow.
Today's eclipse was scarcely noticed,
awing to clouds.
Houses to rent are the hardest things
of all to find in Pasadena at present.
The board of directors of tbe M. E.
church held a regular meeting this
Arrangements are being made to give
»n opening reception in the new G.A.R.
ball, on East Colorado street, on Thur-
I day evening next. An invitation is ex
tended to all old soldiers.
A well attended business meeting of
■tho Y. P. S. C. E. was held this evening
in the Presbyterian church.
There is considerable quiet betting be
ing done on the coming races at Santa
Ana thia week. A goodly number wiil
attend the meet from this city.
The concert to be given at the opera
house on Thursday evening next by the
celebrated pianist. Chevalier De X untski,
promises to prove a rare mueical treat,
and will doubtless call out a large house.
The board of directors of the Y. M. C.
A. bold their annual meeting tomorrow
morning at 10:30 in the association
The first aspbaltum «ver laid in thia
i'.'.y was put down on North Colorado
street this afternoon. From now on the
work will go with a rush.
A ipse ting of tbe ladies' union prayer
meeting will be held in the M. E.
church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
An interesting meeting ia promised, an
address being given by Mrs. Burdiok.
Much complaint is made about a
crowd of youths who congregate around
the oorner of Alvarado street and Ma
rengo avenue every Sunday evening,
much to tbe annoyance of the church
goers. Last evening they became un
usually noisy, and it is likely warrants
will be sworn ont for the arrest of some
mw- "" ~
Come One, Come All,
And help tho crowd to roll the ball, for
everybody is going to the grand auction
gale of large family lots, under the
auspices of Easton, Eldridge & Co., on
Saturday, October 21st.
Truant Boys Arrested-the Fair—Super
Santa Ana, Oot. 9.—The examination
of the Shirley and Reed boya, that
waa to have taken place in Judge
Freeman's court today, was postponed
until next Monday. A complaint- of
obtaining money under false pretenses
waa lodged against tbe boys, and it is
very likely tbat tbey will .be sent to the
Whittier reform school aa a punishment
for their misdoings.
The darkey who struck Doc Clapp a
blow on the jaw that knocked him
senseless came into court this morning
and plead guilty, and wae fined $10.
J. 8. Pitman came to Santa Aua thiß
morning and will remain daring tbe
H. K. Oowan, of the aneelic city, was
in town today looking up business.
William Hamscher, formerly of Santa
Ana, but now of Loa Angeles, spent
Sunday visiting friends in this place.
Geo. Right has returned from a two
months' visit to the world's fair.
A. A, Polhemus has taken charge of
the business at Tuatin's Southern Pa
Rob't McPherson has returned from a
Dr. McCoy's house, which is about
one mile north of Orange, was damaged
by tire last Saturday. It was partly
covered by insurance.
Will Hinton of Villa Park has gone to
Ottawa, Kansas, where he will pursue
his medical studiee.
Geo. Phelps has returned from a visit
to the northern part of the state. He
visited tho state fair while away.
Fred Kaemyle, who has been in Mil
waukee for several months past, has re
turned to Santa Ana and brought with
him Miss Lizzie, whom he found in
charge of the police matron in Lob An
geles. Sho will probably return to Mil
waukee with him.
Four cents ia being offered for dried
prunes at present.
City Attorney Z, B. West is reported
as lying very ill at Fairfield, Ills.
Tbe eclipse of the sun interested many
of our citizens today who spent con
siderable time making observations with
Tbe work of cleaning the river of
underbrush has been completed as far
as Olive bridge and about all the work
that is being done now ia plowing up
the loose sand along the surveyed course
of the river bed.
A spur track has been put in by the
railroad people along tbe river at the
bridge west of Orange, in order to run
trains loaded with rock for the building
of tbe levees at tbat place.
The grounds at the race track were
crowded with visitors all day today who
came to see the northern horses work
George W. Moore was in Lob Angelea
today looking up business.
Spurgeon's hall is a busy place today.
Workmen are getting tbe draping and
decorations ready for tbe opening of tbe
fair. In tbe center of the ball will be a
fountain, which will be kept constantly
playing during tbe exhibition.
A suit has been brought against tbe
defunct Anaheim bank by one of the de
positors; a Mr. Salee, to recover $1200.17,
whicb he claims is the amount due him.
Eddie Wright, the boy who was acci
dently shot, mention of ■ which was
made yesterday in the Herald, is still
alive and will probably recover from his
Mrs. Chant Pleases a Large Aadllenee.
Hotel Palomares Fire.
Pomona, Oct. 9.—Every available foot
of apace in McComaa hall, even the
lobby or vestibule to its entrance, was
called into requisition last night to seat
and stand the large andience that as
sembled there to hear Mrs. Laura Or
miston Chant, who had been announced
for 7:30 on the occasion. Those who
failed to hear her missed a rare oppor
tunity tbat now and then crosses one's
pathway in life, for no one left her
presence last night that did not go out a
better man or woman. She depicted in
a very persuasive and forcible manner
what each one's duty in life is; what
true Christ-like charity towards our fel
low man is; how flimsy and vain the
so-called ''caste" of society iB,
when it comes to the Christian
discharge of humane, Christian
philanthropy. She is a woman
who hes evidently come in contact with
every grade of humanity from the high
est to the very lowest, and has had the
true Christ-like spirit to adapt herself
for the time being to each, so as to draw
them nearer to the great light; ehe
glories in optimism and loathes pessim
ism ; in every one's ability as well as
duty to lift, or help lift, some one
higher, and in the final, eternal victory
of God in a higher life.
During tbe service a beautiful and
touching vocal duet was sung by the
Misses Jennie and Madge Means that
thrilled every listener.
VV. J. Keesler will attend the irriga
tion congress in Los Angeles tomorrow
as a delegate from the Pomona Valley
Orange Belt Irrigation district.
Mrs. Louis*Valtiket, who died yeßtes
day from tbe effects of a large tumor on
tbe side of the neck, was buried today.
Thomas Davis of this city and Miss
Lizzie Itainey of Lordaburg were married
A large lot of coal in the cellar of the
Hotel Palomares was discovered to be on
fire this morning, and had evidently
been burning for a day or two. i'hn
was extinguished by flooding i
Col. P. M. Slaughter waa in
Don't forget the reading by C
Cable at the M. E. church
We hear that the first ter
dancing school will open about
at the opera house.
A Million Friends.
A friend in need is a friend indeei
less than ono million people have
such a friend in Dr. King's New Dls<
consumption, coughs and oolds. if
never used tuts great cough niodluiu
will convince you that it has
curative powers In all diseases of thi
and lungs. Each bottle Is guarantee!
that Is claimed, or money will be
Trial bottles free at C. F. Heinzem
store, 222 North Main street. Large
cents and $1.
LOS ANGELES HERALD: TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 10, 1893.
Local News end Personal Nutes or In
Compton, Oct. 9.—A. P. Nelson re
turned today from San Fernando with a
big herd of fat cattle for hia market.
Balintine Ortega and Theodore Tapia
were united in marriage yesterday by
Judge W, A. Games.
The Clearwater Literary society
opened its winter eeesicn last Saturday
night. R. R. Brigga waß re-elected
The races on Saturday resulted in a
walkaway for John Nicderson's pacer.
The running races were single dashes,
one-half and one-fourth of a mile.
E. I. Diller gave an enjoyable hop last
night. A four-in-hand from Lob Angeles
containing nine couples got there a little
late, but seemed to have enough fun
during tbe time they stayed to make up
ior lost time.
William Bowen returned today from
a two-weeks' visit to San Francisco.
Fashionable Flower Itaskets.
For decorating dinner tables, flat bas
kets aro used. High flower structures
aro entirely out of fashion. Tho baskets
aro of mixed straw, low and square cor
nered, fitted of course with a pan inside
with a square handle tied with satin rib
bon. Tho flowers are arranged to make
a flat bed and aro usually of one kind
and color, but baskets of roses aro of
mixed colors. Flower baskets aro the
rage in Paris for decorating rooms and
for gifts among friends. Nothing is
prettier than ono of these flat baskets
filled with a bed of forgctmenots, which
havo been brought into vogue by their
color, and tied with a big bow of green.
Thero aro also deep baskets standing
some 2 feet or moro liigh, in which are
arranged huge bouquets made of long
branches of lilacs, roses, violet hued rho
dodendrons or even a growing plant or
azalea. These high baskets are without
handles, of flat, plaited rushes stained iv
green and brown tones and have groat
satin hows ou them. They set on tho
floor or on a corner pedestal and arc
charming, with a simplicity that yet
saves itself from affectation.—House
A Girl With Changeable Eyes.
Said an observant young man yester
day: "Among the many attractive girls
of Bowling Green is ono who would
rnako a fortune for tho proprietor of a
dime museum. Her popularity among
tho young men is by no means dependent
upon the peculiarity of her physical
makeup, but it certainly adds to her at
tractiveness. The cojor of her eyes
changes like tho chameleon with tho
hue of objects which surround her. I
mado this discovery last week while rid
ing with the young lady from Bowling
Green to Lebanon. Sho explained that
when she wore a blue dress her eyes he
came blue, a brown dress turned them
into a hazel hue, and when sho dons red
sho might be taken for an Albino. Her
eyes often turn green, but not with envy,
and it is said that her best fellow some
times wears a yellow costume, then
imagines that she is jealotiß at his atten
tions to some one else. Though this is
said to be true, it would not do to give
names, lest enterprising managers worry
her trying to make a contract."—Louis
Tbe Debutante's Rough Road.
There is one cause for dissatisfaction
among the unmarried belles of Newport.
It is that the married belles are altogeth
er too much in evidence. The position
of a debutante is exceedingly trying. It
requires a great deal of finesse to suc
cessfully evolve from a timid, blushing
society bud into the full blown, nodding
center piece that is an irresistible attrac
tion. It would seem as though any kind
ly disposed ones would give them a
chance, and remembering their own hard
fought trials be only too glad to discreet
ly leave the field of conquest. On the
contrary, the unsophisticated toddlers of
society must constantly trim thoir rush
lights, and standing side by side with a
married belle flirt (some prefer to put
it) they must trust to luck that this
gentle light may prove a restful change
to the electric light dazzlers of the fix
tures of society.—Newport Letter.
Mrs. Bishop and Delsarto Exercise.
Mrs. Coleman E. Bishop of Washing
ton, chief instructor of the Chautauqua
summer school of physical culture, is a
striking example of what one may
achieve by Delsarte exercise. "I was a
stoop shouldered, sunken chested, sharp
voiced woman until I began training in
this way," she says of herself. "I starts
ed in with the regulation 10 lessons, but
improved so rapidly in health and spirits
and became so firmly convinced of the
system's value that I resolved to devote
my Ufe to the work." Mrs. Bishop is by 1
nature a remarkably charmiug woman,
whatever education may have accom
plished for her as well, and is now ono of
the most successful apostles of the mod
ern creed of health and beauty.
The First French Doctress of Law.
Mile. Jeanne Chauvin, the first French
doctress of law, has held since Jan. 1
last the post of professor of law in the
girls' colleges of Paris, By a special or
der of M. Gerard, vico rector of the
Academy of Paris, professors are pro
hibited from placing in the hands of
*h«»ir "irl pupils copies of the codo itself,
the young neophytes whom Mile,
n initiates into the civil and urlzu
de have only their teacher's ora'
to go upon.-Paris Letter.
The Taste Girls Should Have,
raiavillo magistrate has decided
rls havo just as good a right to
cigarettes on the streets as dudes,
i dear girls should remember that
a supposed to have better taste
Fast Train to Banta Ana
Southern Pacific company's Ar
i pot at 11:30 a. m. tomorrow (or
it race. Returning, leaves Santa
er the race ia over. Round trip,
DANGER IN WRITING.
EXPERTS SAY THAT SLANTING SCRIPT
A Movement In Favor of Vertical Script
Hacked bf tho Highest Medical Author,
itles—Results of E:.-tensivo Kxpci-imeiita
With School Children.
Tho method of writing taught in mod
ern school* and practiced by 99 j>c&pla
out of cvory 100 has been declared dan
gerous and unhealthful by experts. By
tho time tho next generation matures it
will probably havo been wiped out, Tiio
script then will bo vertical instead of
slanting, and writers will sit srraaro and
upright beforo their work instead of side-
WP.y3 and stooped, as at present.
Tho idea of this prospective reform or
iginated in Germany and overspreads
England whilo reaching this country.
Tho following resolution was adopted
not long ago by tho international con
gress of school hygieno in London by a
vote of 229 against 1:
Whereas, Tho hyiricnic ndvantafres of verti
cal writing havo been clearly Bhown and es
tablished both by medicul investigation and
practical experience, and
Whereas, Ita introduction obviates thoEo per
nicious positions of the body which entail ra
chitic diseases and myopia,
Resolved, That wo recommend tbo introduc
tion of vertical writint" iv the schools of tbo
Tho effect of so serious an action in a
country esteeming proper physical con
ditions as Jihigland esteems them is
readily to be imagined.
Tho corresponding movement in tho
United Stales is led by Dr. Bttrnhatn of
Clark university. His investigations
have brought the conviction that the or
dinary position in writing is among tho
foremost conditions of school lifo and
methods of training which must bo
changed in the interest of health. Tho
vertical script, therefore, is strongly
recommended. From 80 to 90 per cent
of lateral curvature of the spino is found
to be caused in school life, the curvature
in a large per ceut of these cases being
toward tho right side, as a result of a
defective position in writing, and tho
eyes at the same time are seriously in
. jured by this slanted writing.
Tho practical advance of thp newly
approved system in this country is illus
trated in tho Worcester normal school
and the Workingmeu's school at Fifty
fourth street iv this city, directed by
Professor Adlcr, where tho vertical
writing is used in the lower grades and
now carried on to tha fourth aud fifth
The observations of foreign physicians
showing that the prevalence of myopia
and spina] curvature is regularly in
creased in the advance through tho
school grades aro supplemented in this
country by work on novel lines. An en
ergetic course followed by Dr. Shaw of
the University of the City of New York
has given additional proof that tho causa
of the difficulty is to be attributed to tho
desks which aro generally in use, and
inoro especially to the bad position in
writing, the opinion being held with ap
parent unanimity by investigators in
this country as well as abroad that all
hut two positions to bo taken in the
school practice of writing aro improper.
Ono judged to bo correct is the oblique
central position and tho other the
straight central position, between which
iv reference to final choice tho contro
versy in Germany is said to bo fierce.
The advocates of reform observe thaf
tho child writes vertically when ho first
goes to school, and that the teacher has
to work for the slant. Tho vertical writ
ing and the central position tit the desk
are alike naturally indicated. At this
stage the controversy has led to the con
clusion that the height of tho desk and
that of the Seat must bo equally adapted
to tho growth of the pupil. In' some of
tho progressive schools, as Felix Adler's
and at South Orange, N. J., adjustable
seats aro being used.
Tho point in Dr. Shaw's recent experi
ments, made with the aid of several as
sistants on more than 1 ,800 pupils in the
New York and suburban schools, has
been to see whether, with the paper di
rectly in front of tho pupil and with the
eyes closed, there could be any tendency
toward vortical writing. Tho pupils
were first requested to take the custom
ary position in writing, and to writo in
the ordinary manner the sentence, ' 'John
is flying his paper kite." This form of
exercise was selectod on account of the
number of long letters which it contains,
aud as being one also that is easy for tho
child to remember. After having thus
written tho sentence, the pupil was di
rected to take the straight central posi
tion, dip his pen in the ink and with his
eyes closed to write tho same again.
The clorfng of tho eyes was to elimi
nate from the child's mind tho conscious -
ness of the slant. The auglo of slant iv
all the long letters in the test papers was
carefully measured, the angle of slant in
the usual writing in each case being also
found with the same precision. Tho
measurements and the calculations ran
up to 3,(500 items, and among other issues
of the work was tho invention by a lady
of a machine for making tho measure
ments. —New York Press.
Club Rule 111 Now York.
I was somewhat shocked .last week
while sitting in the Knickerbocker club,
where I was busily engaged in alternate
ly gazing on those tiresomo wall paper
bouquets and garlands and in keeping
up a desultory conversation with tho
only two men oi my acquaintance left
in town, to see a man whom we all
knew nod to us as he passed tho club
window, although accompanied by his
wife. This is certainly very bad form.
A man should show more deference to
his wife than to any other woman. Of
course he knew better than to bow.
One is supposed never to recognize a
woman "acquaintance from a club win
dow. Otherwiso we approved of him.—
New Olllce Requisite.
Visitor--Why do you have that dog
sitting on your writing desk?
Clerk—l have mislaid my sponge, so I
am getting him to lick my postage
stamps for me.—Sobremesa.
Postmaster Foster of Luboe, Me., writes
tbat after the Grip. Hood's Saraaparilla brought
him out of a feeble, uurvouscoudltioa, lv lo
complete strength and health.
Hood'a Pills have won high praise for
their prompt and efficient yet easy action.
Weak stomach sti-angthoaed by Beacham's
Duffy'B pure Malt at Woollacott'a.
THE TYPEWRIT IN BUSINESS.
Modern Methods Differ From the Customs
of Merchants of Other Days.
In tho good old times of proverbial
honesty, which was as much account in
tho transactions of business as was the
accessary cash for capital, the mercliant's
word was as good as his bond. In this
progressive ass it is different. A type
written letter is of no more value in a
business transaction than would be the
testimony of an idiot in a court of law
tr tho meandering utterances of a trance
Medium before tho faculty of Harvard
eollcgo. Shielded behind the progressive
harrier of civilization, cheek takes the
place of capital, and the integrity of old
time merchant princes, as Lawrence,
Appleton, Sears and other honored names
aro not essential or apparent in modern
Transactions of any magnitude, in any
lino, can be carried on by the aid of a
typewriter, as in most cases the operator
can furnish brains enough for the prin
cipal, with or without capital. If all
goes well and tho prospects are serene,
typewriting counts; if otherwise, thia
merchant can disclaim the entire trans
action and ignore any responsibility for
The decadenco of simple honesty is
greatly to bo lamented. Wo have in
mind at tho moment of writing a case in
point of peculiar hardship. An honored
gentleman, a helpless cripple, conceived
a business plan which promised success
ful results. The plan was submitted to
a firm rated high in tho mercantile
agoncies and a still higher position in
public favor. It was eagerly accepted
and cordially indorsed at every point,
and all assistance promised to make it a
permanent success to tho mutual advan
tage of all parties concerned. All corre
spondence v.-aa favorable, and the pro
jector launched his enterprise at a heavy
outlay of timo and capital, only to be
abandoned at this moment by this hon
orable firm and denounced by them as
assuming their sanction and support,
which they deny in toto. This support
and indorsement being entirely by type
writer, the victim finds himself in
greater "distress in mind, body and
estate" than before this venture, but
without any legal redress. — Melrose
A Rare Genius.
I remember once to have seen tho role
of a hero played with all the spontaneity
of real genius by a poor stage supernu
merary. It happened during a bottle
scene in Henry V at a Philadelphia
theater. In a lull in the firing the au
dience discovered that a fly at the top of
the stage was ablaze. A stampede was
imminent. Half the peoplo in the house
were already on their feet. Two men
could be seen aloft, making desperate ef
forts to tear away the burning scene
This added to the consternation. An
other instant and a panic would hove
; ensued, in which many lives would have
- been lost.
Such was the situation when out of tho
! troop of soldiers on the stage stopped a
j "super," and in a roaring "aside" ad-
I dressed to the trembling audience he
"Knpe yer sates. Don't yer see de fire
is in de play!"
The effect was magical. Few believed
the statement, but unconsciously every
body dropped back into his chair and
tho play went on. A roar of laughter
followed, and although it was five min
utes before the fire extinguishers com
pleted their work not a trace of fear re
appeared among the members of the au
dience. I never knew that man's name,
but I have always thanked God for his
presence of mind and his rich Irish
J brogue.—Julius Chambers,
Wonders of Geometrical Progression.
The story of Sysla and the Icing is usu
ally told as a good illustration of geo
metrical progression. Sysla, so the story
goes, was tho inventor of the game of
chess. The king was so delighted with
tho diversion that he promised to grant
any request tho inventor might make.
Sysla, who must havo been a mathema
tician as well as a mechanical genius,
only asked that tho generous king would
put ono grain of wheat on tho first
square of tho board and double the
amount upon each successive square up
to and including the sixty-fourth. Lucas
de Bnrgo says that there was not enough
wheat in the kingdom to pay the crafty
inventor, which was 18,446,744,073,709,
--5ii7,015 grains! According to a curious
medley of figures published in the Louis
villo Courier-Journal, there aro 882,000
grains in a bushel of wheat. How many
bushels did the modest inventor ask for?
Tho number of bushels as given in the
book "Curiosities of the Game and Play
of Chess" fall more than one-third short
of tho actual number.—St. Louis Re
Diet Ia Diabetes.
The following ''rigorous" diet is said
to ho prescribed by the eminent Dujar
din Beaumetz of Paris: Eggs, fish, meats
of all kinds, poultry, game, oysters and
cheese; all green vegetables are per
mitted except beets, carrots and beans;
fatty foods aro recommended, such as
sardines in oil, herring, lard, gooso
greaso, ham fat and caviare; all soups
are permitted, when made of meats in
combination with cabbage, poached
eggs, onions, but no bread or toast is to
bo in tho soup. Only dietetic breads are
to be used, and saccharine in place of
sugar; all starch foods aro strictly for
bidden, as sweet fruits, pastries and
chocolates; patients may drink claret
wine diluted with vichy, but no poor
wines, liquors or spirits are to be usad.
Daily exercise morning and evening is
to be taken in the open air; fencing and
gardening also, and other light exercise.
F.nsy Iliiough to Remember.
A gentleman in Gardiner has been
troubled to remember his wife's frequent
orders to get a yeast cake. He knows
sometimes that there is something he
ought to get, but cannot think what it
is. Now whenever he cannot remember
what ho is after he always gets a yeast
cake, and he says he hits it right the
greater part of the timo too.—Bangor
The Oakdale Canal company, whose
dam was washed out laßt winter, and
which has met with many vexatious
dnlavß. haa decided to put in a tem
porary bush and atone dam in order to
obtain an immediate supply of water for
irrigation. Where a ready point of di
version can be found thia haa been
found tbe cheapest plan, though tbe
dam has to be renewed each year.
THE ART OF BREATHING.
Properly Exercised It Will Prevent or Be
tard I'ulmonnry Affections.
Dr. Mays will bo surprised at the in
ference which some paragraphor has
drawn from his paper in the August
Century on "Breathing Movements as a
Cure," which inferenco is to tho effect
that the wearing of corsets prevents con
sumption in women and is therefore a
strong point on tho side of those who
wish to and do wear these articles of
Although this conclusion is possible
perhaps from tho premises presented, it
is a hasty and surface one, admitting
wide qualification, and, moreover, it in
troduces an issue upon which tho paper
does not bear in any degree. In his re
searches for data upon his subject Dr.
Mays secured tracings of tho breathing
movements of several classes of women,
full blooded Indians, partially and semi
civilized and civilized, getting results
He found that the civilized woman,
accustomed for generations to restrict
! ing clothing, uses the upper part of her
breathing apparatus moro thoroughly
than her savage or semisavage sister or
than do men.
And as we are all supplied with more
lung surface than we habitually need, it
chances that the portions left unemploy
ed by Indian females and men, but per
force brought into service by tho eerset
wearing woman, is the upper part or
apex of the lungs.
And this, it seems, is tho most common
seat and genesis of pulmonary troubles.
Now, as the most reliable statistics
show that women enjoy a greater im
munity from consumption than men, a
connection between tho two facts is sug
gested. It is not established or even
But it is just hero that some careless
reader and hasty writer has seized upon
and made his "point"—viz, that corsets
The faulty nature of such an argu
ment in favor of lacing is quickly ap
parent to any one who will finish the
paper. All the serious vices of the habit
remain unmoved by it, and its accidental
virtue, as Dr. Mays points out, though
not in this collection, is readily gained
in a much better way.
The fact which the paper does bring
out is the value of right breathing as a
means to avoid and retard pulmonary
affections. The author suggests somo
simple exercises that any mother will do
well to have carried out in her family of
children. The best of these is to swing
the arms backward on a level with the
shoulders as far as passible during each
inspiration, bringing them together in
front on the same level during each ex
piration, or to bring the hands slowly to
the highest point above the head during
inspiration, letting them fall gradually
to the side as the breath exhales. The
caution is added that a deep breath must
bo taken and slowly expelled to make
"Another very serviceable chest exer
cise," says the paper, "is to take a deep
inspiration, and during expiration count
or sing as long as possible. male with
a good chest capacity can count up to 60
or 60, while in a femalo even with good
lungs this power is somewhat reduced.
Practice of this sort will slowly develop
tho lungs, and the increased ability to
count longer is a measure of the improve
ment going on within the chest. Or,
again, tho taking of six or eight full aud
deep breaths in succession every hour
during the day, either while sitting at
work or while walking out in the open
I air, will havo a very beneficial effect."—
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