The illustration represents, in folded and open position, a light and strongly made clothes horse or rack, designed to occupy in either position the least space necessary for a thoroughly practical article, It has been patented by William A. Bode, of Orange, N. J. Within the central post slides a rod conveniently adjustable at the desired height, and carrying on its upper end a series of pivotally connected umbrella-like clothes-supporting arms, each arm being separately adjustable to an outwardly extended position. Pivotally connected to the central post are also folding frames with horizontal bars, forming a clothes horse or rack at each side for supporting large pieces of clothing. Each side frame is in-pendent of the other, so that either one or both of them may be used at a time, or both of them may be hooked up and held in raised position, using only the umbrella-like clothes-supporting arms at the top, and leaving a clear space all around to the floor, these features rendering the device very advantageously adjustable where it is desirable to economize space and where large pieces have also to be handled . Remedy fur Nosebleed. Dr. T. A. Hall writes as follows : ] read an account in the Petersburg Index Appeal of the death of a young man, a student at the University School (McCabes) from epistaxis, who had eminent medical attention, but death ensued in spite of all that was done. I write only to say that during a practice of fifty-one years I have had much experience in such troubles where death seemed imminent, and all the usual remedies failed to give relief, uutil a very ignorant person told me on one distressing occasion of a whole night that if I would get some devils snuff, a species ol mushroom—fungus, Myces (F.)—it would give relief. I did so within an hour after the information, and the effect was wonderful. The powder wassnuffed up the nostrils and the bleeding ceased as soon as contact was made with the point of bleeding. I have used it repeatedly, and have never been disappointed. The plant comes on thin soils by the roadside and in the vicinity of decaying oak stumps, growing flat on the surface of the ground, sometimes in patches of a dozen in a small space about the size of a walnut. In the fall it begins to dry, and when dry, you may tread upon it and a profuse cloud of dark brown snuff is puffed up from the top of the fungus. I have known of this plant all my life, but never thought to write about it till I read about the death of the young man alluded to above. I do not know the why, but do know the fact as stated. —Virginia Medoi-cal Monthly.
This article was originally published with the title "A Clothes Rack for Household Use" in Scientific American 73, 24, 372 (December 1895)