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Tuberculous j»tie»t» mMng ft*. tr**tn*mt *« m* Btata of Pennsylvania.
rO UKLP CONSUMPTIVES.
A Plan to Set Them at Work in
Forest Reserves to Care for Trees.
The brain of a thinker In the Keystone State
ha* evolved a plan tor the utilization of natural
advantages In the cure of consumption and the
jafeguarding of the community from tuberculous
Pennsylvania combines among Its public util
ities large state forestry reservations, a state
school of forestry devoted exclusively to train-
Ing young men for Its forest service, liberal for
est laws which allow of Improvement cuttings as
•well as Improvement plantings, and a camp for
consumptives, to which ailing persons may go If
they cannot, for want of funds, go to more ex
pensive health resorts. Thinking over this com
bination of state institutions, it occurred to Dr.
■?. T. Rothrock. of Mount Alto, that It would be
1 good plan to unit* them In the Interest of the
treat body of consumptives and of the com
munity at large as welL His argument m favor
of the plan is thus set forth succinctly by him
"The unguarded consumptives are probably
more dangerous to the community than the tn
■anc persona who are now under state care
would bf if llb.-rated. The latter would be re
strained to a certain extent by tbetr friends,
whorrus the public is seldom so guarded against
Bonsumptivrs. who are scattering the germs of
bseapo In all directions.
"I believe a wide reaching, economical system
h possible, by which most, if not all, of such
persons mny be provided for. Pennsylvania has
»ear!y a million acres of forest reservation land.
Most of it must be replanted In young trees. To
As this work not less than a billion seedlings
■oust be raised and transplanted into the ground
where they are to grow. It would require a
Bxrgp force of men to raise and transplant an
■jually a million trees. Even If this were done
fhe task of reforesting the state would require
• thousand years. A work so slowly done would
fell utterly to meet the economic exitf'-ncies
which demand for the prosperity of the com
monwealth «*«»« all of our rocky watersheds
should be devoted to the growth of timber. It
would be only a drop in the bucket if the state
transplanted annually four million forest seed
lings. That would simply cover four thousand
acres, or six and one-fourth square miles.
"Little of the labor required in raising and
transplanting sj ■ifflnil Is of a hard or exhaust
ing diameter. Most of it Is very liKht. It is
all out of doors, and it would be In our health
belt where the air Is pure. L,lfe und-r such
conditions would be for tho convalescent eon
smnrtlve more desirable In every way than life
en a farm, and I believe it would also be s.ife
tm the community. In addition to this, willow
culture and the manufacture of baskets and
other wl<ker work could be extensively con
ducted. Frnall articles of rustic work would
fnrnivh an endless oM>ort unity for those who
had a constructive turn.*'
As a practical beginning. Dr. Rothroek points
to the work of the Mountain Camp Sanatorium.
m Franklin County. I'« nn There the consump
tive unable to pay for treatment is received and
treated fr<*. The proposition Is to send all the
convalescent patients from this sanatorium to
the state school of forestry, and from there to the
open reservations, where the life of the forest
ranger, a pure, healthy, outdoor occupation,
would not only serve to keep the convalescent
from falling back into the old condition of 111
health, but would prevent danger to the public
from the spreading of germs that might still be
dormant in the system of the consumptive. Dr.
Zlothroc-k tads, his plea for the consumptive with
this significant argument:
"It will cost something less than any other
plan proposed, and bear tn rnlnd. if you will, that,
wheth< r you cure tije.se persons who.se poverty
appeals to your generosity or whether you sud
port then In hospitals or county homes and
finally lay them to rest tn a plain cotlin. you
must ami do ultimately bear the expense. It
is cheaper to cure them and restore them to
the ranks of productive citizenship than to
■on m 1 and bury them."
it will be aa interesting ai*n ttieu tbe nation
NEJW^YOttK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY. JANUARY 27, 1907.
witnesses the torestß of the country bem* boflt
up by the army of sufferers from the great
white plague, who themselves, m restoring the
wasted ranged to their natural state, are
being restored by the bountiful nature whose
work they are assisting. Dr. Rothrock esti
mates that ten thousand citizens of Pennsyl
vania are now m the early stages of tuber
culosis; and could be restored to reasonable
health under proper conditions. Turn them
loose In oar forests." he urges, "and let them
restore themselves while restoring the wooded
ranges. A plan so economical, safe and benefi
cial to all li not likely to find & stng!* op
a BOOTCH MMSriMJSSr.
T» EQufttraXe the trials of Cum who *im rich.
Andruw Carnegie told at a dinner tn New Tort
a. Bcotch story:
"George Gordon. a rich old Scot." be said, -was
Uirn •erioualy ID. and decided, that he had bet
ter draw up his win at once,
"Accordingly. the testament wu then and
there written oat at his dictation, read to Mm.
and placed In bis lap for his signature.
The o£l man took the pea, wrote "George
Got——', and then sank back exhausted.
-Tt*e heir hastily raised him again.
•"D; ancle, d,' he prompted.
" "Deo?" growled tb« old man. TH dee when
rm ready. y» avareedous wretch.' "
TBS OUTB BELLBOY.
Oeorso C Boldt, the hotel man. SaM in the
course of a recent address before a.-, association
of hotel dexks hi New York:
-A spirit of wining service, of eager helpral
ness. goes far toward bringing BBCcess In the
"Utt me illustrate the spirit X moan hy an ax>
count of a different spirit.
-A hotel tw>ti tn New Hampshire was sur
prised to see one of his women guests come
downstairs several nights running, fill her pitcher
from the water cooler m the hall, and return
quietly to her room again.
-At first he thought she had some special rea
san fbr this Queer perfonnanca. Then ha
thoc^ht be had better ipeak to her. Accordingly,
LEARN IMG TO MAKE iIAPUE SUGAR,
ha taw nujil* bumh of the C ievWand C3ty Boys' Farm.
sa the fbvrth or fifth night, fas approached her
poßtdy. took Oh pitcher from her hand, aad
lined It himself.
"If you would ring, madame.' he said, thto
woald bo always done for yon. There hi 00 rsa
sne for you ever to come down yourself for
water. ▲ ring '
*• 'But I have no ben.' said the woman.
■ "Oh. madame. of course yon have a bell. 1"H
■how tt to you."
"And he carried tho pt*«*»>T ap to her room
for her. and pointed to tho ben beside her bed
- That is the bell.' he said.
•The woman started In surprise.
"That the belir she exclaimed. *Why. Ike
baDhoy told mo that was the flr* alarm, uid I
wasn't to touch tt on say account, excopt ft*
LEARNING TO CARE FOR AN!VfL3.
On the Cleveland City Boys' Farm.
PIAKTINQ THEE SEEDS ON DENUDED FOREST LAND.
The kind of work it b) proposed to provide for tuberculous patients in Pennsylvania.
O\ A BOYS' FARM.
Cleveland?* Successful Experiment ti
Rr W. rtuk SfeClH*.
Cleveland. Jan, 2&— A new undertaking i,
Juvenile reform work by a municipality is that
of the Cleveland City Boys' Farm. The pu.
has passed the experimental stage and Is at
tracting; more than local attention. Too Cleve
land City Boys* Farm should not be confused
with the Cleveland Farm Colony at TVarrens
»me. about which much has been written at
late. The two are thirty-five miles apart.
An bom's ride from the Cleveland public
square by trolley brings one to a rural spot i a
the vicinity of the college town of Hudson, and
• few minutes? walk from this stop leads to th«
boys* farm, which abounds In babbling brooks,
maple sugar camps and unable and pasture
land. The area owned by the city at this point
amounts to 283 acres, and with Its buildings
and equipment represents an outlay of J7OOOOL
The buildings comprise seven cottages, four
barns, an engine house, carpenter shop, bakery,
laundry and gymnasium. There an also water
works, a sewer system and aa electric light
At present there are about on* hundred boys
at this farm who have been received from the
Juvenile Court. This court, under the laws of
Ohio, has Jurisdiction over all delinqnf nt and
neglected children under the age of sixteen. By
a delinquent Is meant any child who violates a
law of the state or city. There are exceptional
cases among delinquents which require more
rigid restrictions than those of the farm, and
they go to the state reformatory. The major
ity of erring youths^ however, have been fount
to respond to the influences of the farm and of
those who have the work In charge.
The boys ttvo In cottages, fifteen composing
a family and each cottage betes presided over
by a master and a matron, The building are of
frame construction, costing between $2,300 and
$3,000 each, and containing about a doaen rooms
apiece. Each cottage Is njmed for one of the
former Presidents of the United States.
The constant need for work on a farm of 283
acres In all its departments. trwin^tTtj. the keep
ing of buildings tn repair, gives tho boys plenty
of opportunity to make themselves useful. They
go to school m the mornings and the younger
hoys go both forenoon and afternoon, a=d they
an have plenty of time for play, but aside from
these activities they get practical Instruction fa
carpentry, kitchen work and farming.
Tho stock, for example, must bo cared for.
and this hi a Joy as wen as a duty to -very
lad who has come from the crowded dry street*,
where blades of gran an at a premium and
farm animate are an unusual luxury. On tasj
hays* farm there are plenty of horses. cows,
aheep and chickens. And the donkeys most not
ha forgotten. The- boys think, a great deal of
them, and use them tn their play hours a3 wet
as hj some of the farm work. Ths she aw
their particular friends also. A boy with a
hab tn his arms Is not an uncommon sight.
The boys are committed to the farm by th*
Juvenile Court on an indeterminate sentence. As
aoan as cue arrives fhe head master of the In
stitution, the Rsv. A. O. Lohmajm. tells the boy
ttat the past si sons and to try to f rcret It
and work tar the future. -Wo do not a£ow tlis
boys to speak of their past troubles," says Me
■••jbsbbjb) "and da not treat them as bad bays,
far they an not bad at heart. They galckhj
impend to a word of love. Many never knew
English, French Etchings
or irra cmrar.
BJCZ7i> TINTS. PHOTOS AND C.% EBONS
Or AIL EUIIOFEAX CAIXKMIM.
2 West 28th St. GEORGE BUSSE>