Measures have been taken to secure a patent for a new kind of boots and shoes, ln-irented by Albert L. Murdock, of Boston.— Ihe soles, and the lower portions ot boots and shoes are made of india rubber, or gutta percha, while the upper portions are formed jf some textile fabric, such as woolen, cotton, SEC. The lower portions of the boots and shoes protect the bottoms and sides of the feet from wet or moisture, while the upper portions form an elastic covering for th- upper part of the feet or legs, and keep the lower portions properly adjusted to the feet, and at the same time allow the free perspiration to pass off.