M. Dufardin relates, that a fire broke out a short time since at a spinning-mill at Douay. It penetrated to the carding-room ; destruction seemed inevitable, and the engines were sent for, when it was proposed to fill the blazing room: with steam. A steam tube traversed the apartment; it was broken by a stroke with an axe, the steam rushed out, " and in a few minutes the conflagration was extinguished as if by enchantment