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Tenement House Life

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The population of New York city is now over 1,500,000. Of thisgreat mass of people nearly 1,100,000 live in tenement houses. A tenement house is classed as one that contains over twenty inhabitants. Of the 400,000 who live outside the tenement houses, by far the larger part live in boarding houses and in the high class flats and apartments that are not classed with the tenement houses. Subtracting these, there remains only a very small number of families indeed who occupy a house to themselves. Rents and real estáte are so high one must be almost a millionaire to have a whole house. In the tenement buildings dens have been found in which human beings live twenty-two in a room. This is especially true of the Italian quarter. In several of the streets of the east side of the city it is literally and absolutely impossible to pass along the sidewalks early in the summer evening without pushing children and women aside. Human beings are packed together even on the sidewalks. A reeking smell strikes the nostrils as one passes the corners of these streets. As New York city is already, so the other large cities of the Union are becoming with respect to the tenement system. Murder, death, crime, suicide and pcstilence have their feeding ground and breeding places here. Not a day passes but some desperate deed is recorded. Even in several of the smaller cities it is dangerous to pass along certain streets in the evening unaccompanied by a policeman. These streets aro always the ones on which the pestilential tenement houso is situated. If the railway companies and philanthropists could ouly devise some plan of thinning out these seetlüng masses of humanity and breaking up the hotbeds of crime, what a Messing lo civilization it would be. Severa! largo parties of American school teachers, numbering nearly a thonaand women and men, are in Europe this Bummer enjoying their vacation. Thev are frotu all parts of the Union, south as well as nortli and west. The good wislies of millions of their fellow countrymen, large and email, go with them. They have earned their vacation bravely and well, and the millions hope they will come back to school full of fresh, electrio lifc and new ideas. For the hope of the country rests with the teachers. And we aro glad America paya her teachers well enough for them to taku tliis little outing over a Tho largest cotton mili In the world is in Kussia, at Kranholm. A waterfall in the river Marowa, ecjual to G,Ü!)O horse power, drives 340,000 spindles and 2,200 ÍOCU13. Seven thousand persons are employed in the mili. It will durprü one to hcar that tho managen of this uigantic establishment are Englishinen. The New York Press suggests that f France cannot keep the widow of Jean Francois Millet from starving, lomebody should pay her faro to York and then have a place as assistant in the Metropolitan museum in Central park giren 'o her. The late Mr. Lick left S 100,000 to buiid an Acadeiuy of Sciences ui San Francisco. The spacious and beautilul ediüce for this purpose is now nearly completad. It is S0 feet wido and 193 feet d Professor Cari Vignal claims to be the inventor of an air ship which eau be successfully driven and steered by means of a screw propeller. The Tammany Hall organization is a century old this summer.


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