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FOUGHT FLAMES HEROICALLY.
Sixty New York Firemen Are Over
come by Smoke-Men Fought
with Desperate Uourage to
New York, May 14.-Sixty fire
men, practically every man in seven
fire companies were overcome by
smoke in fighting a firo in the Rm
ington Typewriter -building, at 325
Broadway, today. More than a score
of the men were taken to hospitals,
wheftre sixteen- of 'thei remaiin to
night. It was one of the hardest
fights New York fireien have had,
anld never was there more bravery
shown. The fire was in the sub
basement of the building, and for
more thaii two hours the men fought
lesperately. But for the heroism
shown many would have lost their
The fire originated in an unex
plained mmmier in t.he Rub-basement,
which was fillod with desks packed
in excelsior, oil and carbon pap)er.
These trenv off great masses of
choking smoke which made it impos-1
sible for the mien to reach the seat. of
tle fire. By comniiies t.he men at
loinptd to dlescendl into the basement
only to be overcome by smoke, and
the next dtachmllent was coipelled
to varr: the unlco1i'inSe1m- usienl up to
MINUel. halt, vol--iolls t lieisel Ves,
-1-41evd inl tihe smoke cholikedl vellar by
the ji"lht of hanterns, fun.i- t.heir
coimrl'ades and stWrulled wit themi
u1p the ladders to tile sidewalk, only
to fall swoonin. but. ready to ret.urn
to the fight aftor they Iad got a
breath of, fresh air.
Splendid service was rendered by
the scores of women emp11oved inl the
building, Where the fire was, and in
niearby offices. These girls, directed
by the ambulance surgeons, knelt oi
the side walks and assisted in bring
ing the unconscious firemen back to
life. Janitors' wives, in nearby
buildings, dragged the hedding and
mattresses from t.heir bedis down to
the street. t make rest1ing places for
the sufferers. Priests from nearby'
churches and fire (e)artient. chap
lains aided in the work for rescue.
Score (0f the firemen were overvoimev
tine al agin, eaen one rushing
'back into the bnildinlg as soon as lie
recovered cni )( ousniess.
Notlin",g could stop Ol.ei until hos
)itall doctors bnndled thei into ai
bulalnces andli huried them away to
t.he hospitals. Among those in the
hospIitils several are in a serious
condit.ion, although it is thought, all
The11, steais from the hose lines
could not reach file fires directly,
aldl it was n1o4 until the sub-basement
wa. prattivally full of water that the
the fire n( 4 conit.r-olled. lBroadlway\
was blocked for li1uirs by a trenmen
dou.s crowd of onlookers. The loss
am1ounted t n tre t.han4mo $10,000.
A DEFENSE OF
THE AMERICAN TOAD.
Zach'l Mc( hee'~ ini The ('ohimnbi a State.
Timo toad, oir as thme chibiliren camll it,
muost miaii.cod of all animals, is ably
fdeelat4d bly te I'ited( State dlepart
iien1it of1 asricultunre. Tni fact the nt
ural hitr xperts at thle depart
ment ha ve' seeni lit to issue a special
buillet in on1 "Th[le Usefulness'5 of' the
Amiericani IT)ad. '' Mr. Kirkland, who
15 one4 of' tIhe entiomiologists or' some
.othier kinad of igists, at the agicultlure
departmen1'it, is the sp'cial "ch'1am
peen"l of t' toadl frog. Mr'. Kirk
land says lhat thle toad frog bias al
ways "h' orne the burden of false and
'even ludicrous misreprieseiitationi.
THe woutldl indeed put him ini a class
neith another much maligned gentle
2nan, the b)illy goat. who in spite of
-all of his good qualities is like what
E~ditor' Stead says of woman-the
people will not take him seriously.
So it is, Mr. Kirkland says, with the
toad and this is why the lie has pr'e
prda 16t-pag~e blletI ein to4 se't lie
10oa1 frog righmt in thle world.
Mr. K irkl anid adminits in thle ouitset
tha l "iI''to s ome thle toad can never be
an attract ive animal. Nat ure has de
prived it of thle gay' colors of' birdl
life aiid teen the sinuiouis beauty of
somei of' its reptilian relatives. Yet,''
he con tinuned, " 'judglted by thle stan -
dard of' good wo'trks, the oadl does inot
suffer b)y complarisoni with any of
the lowver aniials."
This is the time of the year when
the toads hop in the roads and little
boys' and little girls prod them with
sticks to see thonm hop; feed them on
shot; pen -them up int corners of the
fence to see by what peculiar antics
they will get out; and otherwise dis
port themselves in the fascinating
company of the toad frog. The toad
is a mysterious animal. He is re
puted to be0 possessed of such pecul
iar properties that lhe is both a faci
nation and a terror to the little chil
diren. Nobody knows where lhe came
from or wlgere he is going, or how long
he has lived here. And his hon
while in this world is enshrouded lil
many ot his personal attributes,
mystery. It bas been said that toai
have been found ih midst of soli
rocks alive, ready to hop out fu
grown, armed and equipped, even- i
Minerva sprang from the head <
Jove, having been there ,-perhap
thousands of years, or having had r
birth or beginning at all, just can
down through the centuries, "ug]
and venolmenous, wears yet a preciot
jewel in his head." Now Mr. Kirl
laud points out that it is no sue
thing. T4iore is no such jewel in th
toad's head in the first place, and n
toad within the range of his exper,
ence and investigations has eve
been found shut up in a rook for
thousand years. On the contrary h
points out that once a French entc
mologist imbodded three toads i;
plaeter and placed them in the ax
chives of the French Academy , o
Seience. He also tells of other toad
shut Aup in tand stone and lim
stone. The toads died in a shor
time, though they lived perhaps Ion
ger than any other animal knowi
would have lived under similar cir
Mr. Kirkland evidently pokei
sicks at the tails of toads when I
was a little boy, and he tells us witt
ome evidently memory of his earl
hppy days of how "in Southern lat.
itiles March finds them wakened
tfroim fheir winter slee) and begin.
iing i their annual migration toward
tle breeding points, where a little lat
.r is heard the soft drowsy musical
trillitg of the males so well describ
d1 by Gibson as 'the sweetest song
Another thing Mr. Kirkland wants
milerstood, and that is that the toad
s not venomous. At least, it is not
Venolmlus to 1.ith huma-n- skin and
the exuditions from its skin of a cer
taini milky acrid fluid, does not harm
lte humnan hands, though it does very
nueh1VI discomfort a dog who tries to
)i t lie toad. Therefore, a dog does
iot hother a toad.
Now theiv are all sorts of other
things told us abont toads by Mr.
Kirklanld, all sorts of interesting
lhings. But where he coies to the
lefetee of the toad-where lie comes
to tie delence of himself for spend
tng so -liluch tiie on this toad busi
lit"s an1d puttiig tile governmient to
thev expt-nse of, pitingi. and circlat
mng a bulletin on the subjeet-is when
ie tells what the load eats. The toad
trog is qiiite much of an eater. He
eat;s bu.1gs and beetles. wormns, ants,
ea-tepillars, grasshoppers, spiders
and a good mainy other things. espe
vialy destructitive things. In otler
Wor*ds. te toad Irog earns his right
I, live ini this world, and to hop and
14 vx1ht this Iysterions, aerid fluid
from his skin,, by eating up other
lilinals whieb are dangerous to liu
ini Ii1'e and health or destructive to
property. The load frog particular
ly likes t hoiisandi-hegged wvorms. Mr.
Kir'klandl says that one toad frog has
beenQI k nown to eat 77 thlousaind-.leg
ted om ait onie meal, 37 tent enter
'illars ot another meal, 65 gipsy
'nothls at another, anid 55 army worms
a nother. Tfhe toad frog has a good
iappetite. But of' all thle things lie
'Iats lie is partieniiy fond131( of these
dangerous anmd destructive worms,
hugs, eto. Mir. Kirkland has figured
mt that of the food the toad cats, 62
per' centi. conisists of these injurious
Tloads should not he killed by a
man or lit tIe boys~ or little girls. Ev
emybody knows thait, knew it before
Mr. Kirkland said so. In fact, it is
Ia ngerous to kill toad frogs. There is
no telling what might happen to a
little boy 'litle girl who kills a
toad grok. I' ... ks, owls, crows, snake,
and skunks kill toad frogs. Little boys
and little girls ought not to want to
be classed with hawks, owls, crows,
snakes and skunks.
The toad frog, all in all, is a very
Bringing Immigrants South.
Mulanu fact iirers' Record.
It may he safely est.imateod that be.
t'.een 150.000 and 200,0)00 settlers
ha ve baeen alttract ed to the south, anel
that het ween 2,000,000 and 3,00.0,
100) acres of land have been bouglh
by t hem duiring thle past 12 months
This estimate is based upjoni rep'lort
fuirnishied by rep)resentat ives of lead
ing rail roads operating pincipallyv it
the south, and they reveal most graf.
ifying results' of the practical worn
wthiich (lie railroads are doing in thi
eause of immigration to the south
These results are, to a large extent
cumulative, flowing from persistent
work carried on in some instances foi
10 or 15 years and promising over
greater records in the near future
They have been gained through fol
lowing different policies. Some rail.
roads have lands of their own wIll
hiave' been disposed of to settlers 01
thei' own seeking or to agents work.
ing in co-operation with them. Oth.
er roads, not lndholders, hv d
ie reeted' the newcomers to a Ole
:e homes within their territory, and yet
n other roads have combined indusrial
Is upbuilding with agricultural develop.
d ment. They have carried ow a cam
11 paign in this country and in fo-eign
is parts by means of the widespread
of circulation of literature descriptive
t of the advantages of the South and
Lo its opportunities for the industrious
e and thifty, of exhibits of -Southern
y agricultural and mineral products
is and of personal pontact with heads of
- families who would better their con
h dition in life. Estimating the value
e of a man to the community at at
o least $2,000, the additions to the
i. South's wealth in one year through
r the energies of immigiation 4gents
a of the railroads may be safely plac
e ed at $400,000,000, or about one-third
. of the increase of its wealth in goods
i and chattels during the same period.
These additions means a much great
f er rate of increase for the South in
3 material things in the future and an
3 acceleration of the movement of pop
t ulation from other parts of the coun
. try to the south.
For a man politically beheaded, os
tentatiously interred and whose grave
has 'been daneed upon gleefully, ex
Boss Cox, of Ohio, is particularly
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